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Royal Australian Regiment

The Royal Australian Regiment is the parent administrative regiment for regular infantry battalions of the Australian Army and is the senior infantry regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. It was formed in 1948 as a three battalion regiment; the regiment consists of seven battalions and has fulfilled various roles including those of light, parachute and mechanised infantry. Throughout its existence, units of the Royal Australian Regiment have deployed on operations in Japan, Malaya, Vietnam, Rwanda, East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan; the Royal Australian Regiment is part of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, along with the six state-based infantry regiments of the Australian Army Reserve. It is the most senior of the corps' regiments in the order of precedence, consists of seven Regular Army infantry battalions: 1st Battalion – motorised infantry 2nd Battalion – amphibious light infantry 3rd Battalion – mechanised infantry 5th Battalion – motorised infantry 6th Battalion – mechanised infantry 7th Battalion – mechanised infantry 8th/9th Battalion – motorised infantry.

The battalions of the regiment are capable of providing seven of the ten regular battlegroups that the Australian Army has available for deployment. The current order of battle sees 5 and 7 RAR as part of the 1st Brigade based in Darwin and Adelaide. 2 RAR in Townsville reports directly to 1st Division Headquarters. 2nd/4th Battalion, delinked to 2 RAR and 4 RAR 4th Battalion, renamed as 2nd Commando Regiment 5th/7th Battalion, delinked to 5 RAR and 7 RAR 8th Battalion, amalgamated to 8/9 RAR 9th Battalion, amalgamated to 8/9 RAR 10th Independent Rifle Company, disbanded. The origins of the Royal Australian Regiment lie in the decision made by the Australian government to raise a force for occupation duties in Japan at the end of the Second World War; the 34th Australian Infantry Brigade was raised in October 1945 from Second Australian Imperial Force personnel serving in the South West Pacific Area, with the three battalions of the brigade designated as the 65th, 66th and 67th Australian Infantry Battalions of the AIF.

The 65th Battalion was formed from volunteers from the 2/40th Battalion. The 66th Battalion received volunteers from 1st Australian Corps troops; the 67th Battalion was formed from the 3rd, 6th, 11th Divisions. After concentrating on the island of Morotai, the 34th Brigade moved to Japan and joined the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in February 1946; the 34th Brigade became the basis of the post-war Regular Army in 1947, when the decision was taken in 1948 to withdraw two of the battalions to Australia, attention turned to the status and designation of these units. Brigadier Ronald Hopkins, commander of the brigade, was concerned that despite the unit prestige and regimental spirit developed since October 1945, it would be undesirable to have the regular units the highest numbered, without battle honours or colours, with precedence after Militia units. Consideration was given to. For example, the 65th Battalion might have become the 1st Infantry Battalion, City of Sydney's Own Regiment under one proposal or the 1st Battalion, King George VI's Australian Rifle Regiment under another.

Instead, the decision was taken to number the units sequentially as part of one large regiment and so on 23 November 1948 the 65th, 66th and 67th Battalions became the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Australian Regiment. An application was made for a royal title, granted on 10 March 1949; the Royal Australian Regiment thus came into being as Australia's first regiment of regular infantry. Since formation the battalions of the regiment have competed against each other in an annual military skills competition known as the Gloucester Cup; the formation of the regiment following the end of the Second World War was fundamentally important to the post-war Australian Army, forming a key component of the first "permanent, professional army, available in peace and war for any task the government might direct". Prior to this time the Australian Army had been a part-time militia with a permanent cadre. A major influence in the raising of the regiment was Australia's desire to secure a prominent role in the occupation of Japan and the eventual peace settlement.

After some delays the 65th, 66th and 67th Battalions arrived in Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture in February 1946. Subsequent employment "involved activities designed to reinforce upon the Japanese the lesson of their defeat", in addition to guard duty and training. In December 1948 the Australian component of the BCOF was reduced from a brigade to one understrength battalion, with the 1st and 2nd Battalions returning to Australia, while the 3rd Battalion remained in Japan. On return to Australia the 34th Brigade became the 1st Brigade; the 1st Battalion was subsequently based in Ingleburn, New South Wales, the 2nd Battalion at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Both units were understrength as many men discharged on returning to Australia, while others elected to remain in Japan with the 3rd Battalion. Alan Morrison, a former member of the regiment recalled that for the two battalions that returned to Australia "...the first eighteen months of the reg

1992 Lipton International Players Championships

The 1992 Lipton International Players Championships was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 8th edition of the Miami Masters, was part of the ATP Super 9 of the 1992 ATP Tour, of the Tier I Series of the 1992 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida in the United States, from through 1992; the men's field was headlined by ATP No. 1, 1992 Australian Open, 1991 Tour Championships titlist, San Francisco, Brussels runner-up, Key Biscayne defending champion Jim Courier, Australian Open, Stuttgart finalist, former world no. 1 Stefan Edberg and Brussels, Rotterdam winner Boris Becker. Other top players in the field were Philadelphia titlist Pete Sampras, Milan finalist Goran Ivanišević, Michael Chang, Petr Korda and Emilio Sánchez; the women's field was led by. Among other players competing were. Michael Chang def. Alberto Mancini 7–5, 7–5 It was Michael Chang's 3rd title of the year and his 8th overall.

It was his 2nd Masters title of his 3rd overall. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–4 It was Arantxa Sánchez Vicario's 1st title of the year and her 7th overall, it was her 1st career Tier I title. Sabatini had been a finalist the previous year, losing to Monica Seles in straight sets. Ken Flach / Todd Witsken defeated Kent Kinnear / Sven Salumaa 6–4, 6–3 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario / Larisa Savchenko Neiland defeated Jill Hetherington / Kathy Rinaldi 7–5, 5–7, 6–3 Association of Tennis Professionals singles draw Association of Tennis Professionals doubles draw WTA Tour final results: 1971–2007

Akram Djahnit

Akram Djahnit is an Algerian football player who plays for ES Sétif in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. Born in Sétif, Djahnit began his career in the youth ranks of his hometown club ES Sétif. In 2010, he was a member of Sétif under-20 team that won the Algerian Junior Cup, beating CR Belouizdad 12-11 in the penalty shoot-out in the final after the game had ended 0-0. On June 18, 2011, Djahnit made his professional debut for the club as a starter in a league match against AS Khroub. A week on June 25, 2011, he scored his first goal for ES Sétif in a 3-1 loss to CA Bordj Bou Arréridj. In July 2015, Djahnit signed a two-year contract with Kuwaiti club Al-Arabi, he scored his first goal in a 1-0 win versus Al-nasr in the league on November 11, 2015. In January 2016, Djahnit reached a mutual agreement with Al-Arabi to terminate his contract. After terminating his contract with Al-Arabi, Djahnit returned to his former club ES Sétif. On September 23, 2011, Djahnit was called up by Azzedine Aït Djoudi to the Algerian Under-23 National Team for a two-week training camp at the Algerian Football Federation's training facilities in Sidi Moussa.

He has 1 cap for the team. ES SétifAlgerian Ligue Professionnelle 1: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17 Algerian Cup: 2012 CAF Champions League: 2014 CAF Super Cup: 2015 Algerian U20 Cup: 2010 Profile Akram Djahnit at Soccerway

New Zealand at the 1992 Summer Paralympics

New Zealand sent a 13-member athlete delegation to the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, winning 6 medals: 5 golds, 1 silver and 0 bronze medals. New Zealand's team in Barcelona included 13 athletes; the delegation included swimmer Jenny Newstead, Cristeen Smith, team captain Dave MacCalman. The 1992 Games were a transition period for New Zealand Paralympics, as the team went in looking to achieve personal bests. A perception of underperformance at these Games led to changes for the 1996 Games, where the country used the lessons of 1992 to improve their performance. Smith was quoted as saying of these Games, "We’re not ‘having a go,’ we’ve trained for years to get here. It's an achievement to get here to Barcelona." MacCalman said of these Games, "In a general public area they see the wheelchair first so it’s up to you as a person to portray your personality forward and the wheelchair is insignificant." The country won 6 medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics: 1 silver and 0 bronze medals. Jennifer Newstead won four gold medals in the pool for New Zealand at the Barcelona Games.

She set several world records in the process. New Zealand at the Paralympics International Paralympic Committee Paralympics New Zealand

Severn, North Carolina

Severn is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 276 at the 2010 census, it is part of North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area. Severn is located at 36°30′47″N 77°11′20″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 263 people, 103 households, 70 families residing in the town; the population density was 261.1 people per square mile. There were 117 housing units at an average density of 116.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 59.32% White, 35.74% African American, 1.90% Native American, 2.28% from other races, 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population. There were 103 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.19. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $32,969, the median income for a family was $41,458. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $15,000 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,227. About 11.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.0% of those sixty five or over. Stu Martin, former MLB player from 1936 to 1943, was born in nearby Rich Square

Burke's Law (1963 TV series)

Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. The show starred Gene Barry as millionaire captain of Los Angeles Police homicide division Amos Burke, chauffeured around to solve crimes in his 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II; the original series was converted into a spy drama, Amos Burke Secret Agent, in its third and final season. The series was revived with Barry reprising the role of millionaire detective; the show shares stylistic similarities with Barry's previous series, Bat Masterson, in which he played a debonair lawman of the Old West. During the opening credits, as the title flashes onscreen, a woman's voice seductively pronounces the words "It's Burke's Law!" The title reflects Burke's habit of dispensing wisdom to his underlings in a professorial manner, e.g.: "Never ask a question unless you know the answer. Burke's Law." The anomaly of a millionaire police captain is explained in a first episode' conversation between Detective Tim Tilson and a potential witness.

Told that Amos Burke is Head of the Homicide Division and a millionaire, the witness asks: "Why a cop?" Tilson: "Why're you a construction man?" Witness: "It's what I do best." Tilson: "That's why he's a cop." The title of each episode begins with the words "Who Killed...?" with the name or description of the victim completing it. Five or six "special guest stars" comprise the list of suspects. Burke is driven to the crime scene in his Rolls-Royce by his loyal chauffeur, Henry. Burke is an eligible bachelor whose dates with various gorgeous women are interrupted by calls to begin a new case, he can be - though - distracted by an alluring woman, is the object of much female interest. Burke is assisted by Detective Tim Tilson, Detective Sergeant Les Hart, chauffeur Henry. Two recurring characters were desk sergeant Gloria Ames. Tilson is a brilliant, Gung-ho young detective whose skill at finding clues and tracing references result in his'almost' solving the crime, only to be outflanked by Burke's cool intuition and years of experience.

Les Hart is a no-nonsense, seen-it-all veteran who has known Burke for years, while Henry provides comic relief. The characters share. Actress Anne Francis, who appears in season one's "Who Killed Wade Walker?" and as female private detective Honey West in the season-two episode "Who Killed The Jackpot?", starred in the 30-episode spin-off Honey West.. The role of Amos Burke antedated Barry's series, having been played by Dick Powell on "Who Killed Julie Greer?," the initial episode of The Dick Powell Show in September 1961. The first incarnation of the series was produced by Four Star Television; as in the series, the episode features several well-known TV and movie stars in cameo appearances as suspects – one of whom is the murderer. Leon Lontoc was the only cast member of the episode to reprise his role in the series. In the final season of the original series, the show was given a complete overhaul and retitled Amos Burke Secret Agent. Burke went to work for a secret government agency, but still drove around in his Rolls, discreetly bulletproofed by the agency.

The supporting cast of the earlier seasons was dropped. The change in format was a reaction to the wildly popular spy trend inspired by the James Bond films and the television success of The Man from U. N. C. L. E. – 1965 saw the debuts of I Spy, The Wild Wild West, Get Smart. The new show was not a success and only 17 episodes were broadcast instead of the 32 of the first two seasons; as of 2010, the Rolls-Royce used in the original 1963 series was owned by a collector in Palm Beach, Florida. Gene Barry as Capt. Amos Burke Gary Conway as Det. Tim Tilson Regis Toomey as Det. Sgt. Les Hart Leon Lontoc as Henry Eileen O'Neill as Sgt. Ames Michael Fox, as Coroner George McCleod/McCloud Carl Benton Reid as The Man In addition, a number of actors appeared in various roles through seasons 1 and 2: June Kim variously as "girl/housegirl/maid" Don Gazzaniga as policemen Bob Bice, bit parts Paul Dubov, bit parts. Linda Darnell, Laraine Day, Yvonne DeCarlo, William Demarest, Andy Devine, Diana Dors, Joanne Dru, Dan Duryea * Barbara Eden * Nanette Fabray, Felicia Farr, Rhonda Fleming, Nina Foch, Anne Francis, Annette Funicello * Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gloria Grahame, Jane Greer * George Hamilton, Phil Harris, June Havoc, Celeste Holm, Edward Everett Horton, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. Tab Hunter, Betty Hutton, Martha Hyer * Carolyn Jones * Buster Keaton, Eartha Kitt * Frankie Laine, Fernando Lamas, Dorothy Lamour, Elsa Lanchester, Lauren Lane, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ida Lupino, Tina Louise, Paul Lynde * Jayne Mansfield