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Royal Canadian Air Force

The Royal Canadian Air Force is the air force of Canada. Its role is to "provide the Canadian Forces with relevant and effective airpower"; the RCAF is one of three environmental commands within the unified Canadian Armed Forces. As of 2013, the Royal Canadian Air Force consists of 14,500 Regular Force and 2,600 Primary Reserve personnel, supported by 2,500 civilians, operates 258 manned aircraft and 9 unmanned aerial vehicles. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger is the current Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Chief of the Air Force Staff; the Royal Canadian Air Force is responsible for all aircraft operations of the Canadian Forces, enforcing the security of Canada's airspace and providing aircraft to support the missions of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army. The RCAF is a partner with the United States Air Force in protecting continental airspace under the North American Aerospace Defense Command; the RCAF provides all primary air resources to and is responsible for the National Search and Rescue Program.

The RCAF traces its history to the Canadian Air Force, formed in 1920. The Canadian Air Force was granted royal sanction in 1924 by King George V to form the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1968, the RCAF was amalgamated with the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army, as part of the unification of the Canadian Forces. Air units were split between several different commands: Air Defence Command, Air Transport Command, Mobile Command, Maritime Command, as well as Training Command. In 1975, some commands were dissolved, all air units were placed under a new environmental command called Air Command. Air Command reverted to its historic name of "Royal Canadian Air Force" in August 2011; the Royal Canadian Air Force has served in the Second World War, the Korean War, the Persian Gulf War, as well as several United Nations peacekeeping missions and NATO operations. As a NATO member, the force maintained a presence in Europe during the second half of the 20th century; the Canadian Air Force was established in 1920 as the successor to a short-lived two-squadron Canadian Air Force, formed during the First World War in Europe.

John Scott Williams, MC, AFC, was tasked in 1921 with organizing the CAF, handing command over the same year to Air Marshal Lindsay Gordon. The new Canadian Air Force was a branch of the Air Board and was chiefly a training militia that provided refresher training to veteran pilots. Many CAF members worked with the Air Board's Civil Operations Branch on operations that included forestry and anti-smuggling patrols. In 1923, the CAF became responsible including civil aviation. In 1924, the Canadian Air Force, was granted the royal title. Most of its work was civil in nature. After budget cuts in the early 1930s, the air force began to rebuild. During the Second World War, the RCAF was a major contributor to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and was involved in operations in Great Britain, the north Atlantic, North Africa, southern Asia, with home defence. By the end of the war, the RCAF had become the fourth largest allied air force. During WWII the Royal Canadian Air Force was headquartered in London.

A commemorative plaque can be found on the outside of the building. After the war, the RCAF reduced its strength; because of the rising Soviet threat to the security of Europe, Canada joined NATO in 1949, the RCAF established No. 1 Air Division RCAF consisting of four wings with three fighter squadrons each, based in France and West Germany. In 1950, the RCAF became involved with the transport of supplies to the Korean War. Members of the RCAF served in USAF units as several flew in combat. Both auxiliary and regular air defence squadrons were run by Air Defence Command. At the same time, the Pinetree Line, the Mid-Canada Line and the DEW Line radar stations operated by the RCAF, were built across Canada because of the growing Soviet nuclear threat. In 1957, Canada and the United States created the joint North American Air Defense Command. Coastal defence and peacekeeping became priorities during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1968, the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army were amalgamated to form the unified Canadian Forces.

This initiative was overseen by Liberal Defence Minister, Paul Hellyer. The controversial merger maintained several existing organizations and created some new ones: In Europe, No. 1 Air Division, operated Canadair CF-104 Starfighter nuclear strike/attack and reconnaissance under NATO's 4 ATAF. Aviation assets of the Royal Canadian Navy were combined with the RCAF Canadair CP-107 Argus long-range patrol aircraft under Maritime Command. In 1975, the different commands, the scattered aviation assets, were consolidated under Air Command. On 9 November 1984, Canada Post issued "Air Force" as part of the Canadian Forces series; the stamps were designed based on an illustration by William Southern. The 32 ¢ stamps were printed by Ashton-Potter Limited. In the early 1990s, Canada provided a detachment of CF-18 Hornets for the ai

Chihiro Ishiguro

Chihiro Ishiguro is a Japanese voice actress. She records voices for both male and female characters in animation films, she is affiliated with Office Anemone affiliated with Aoni Production until December 2010. She made her career debut in 2007, by voicing Torimaki in the animation film Shugo Chara!. She is from Hokkaido. 2007Shugo Chara! 2008Hoshi Shin Ichi Shortcut, a literary program broadcast on NHK TV Lilpri: Yubipuruhimechen!, Ringo Yukimori2011Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, Heroes Voice Vocaloid 3 Voiceroid+ 2013Girl Friend Beta, Saika Maeda2014Idolrhythm, Suzuka Osaragi Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, Hiroko Hagakure2015Ukiyo no shishi, Ukiyo no rōshi, Otose Venus11 Vivid!, Rei Raido, Mei Hiiragi Puyopuyo!! Quest Chiquita, Elma2016Advent Girl, Chōkō Ensemble Girls!, Kasumi Mikage Granblue Fantasy, Arie Shinobi Nightmare, Tamayori Yamato Chronicle Sōsei, Amenōzume2017Granado Espada, Lubiana2018Sdorica, Nolva2019Da Capo 4, Izumi Togawa Dairoku Ryōhei Merry Garland, Defravka Official profile Chihiro Ishiguro on Twitter

Pep band

A pep band is an ensemble of instrumentalists who play at events athletic, with the purpose of entertaining and creating enthusiasm in a crowd. Members of a pep band are a subset of people from a larger ensemble such as a marching band or a concert band. Pep bands are associated with performing at pep rallies and sporting events. With a few exceptions, pep bands are exclusive to the high school levels; the typical instrumentation of a pep band is the same as most marching bands, using woodwind and percussion instruments. Pep bands don't use orchestral instruments, but this is not a hard set limitation. Pep bands have been in existence for a long time, however their origins are vague and hard to find; the concept of pep band most sprung from marching band. Most high school and collegiate marching bands serve as a pep band when not performing on the field. While playing at competitive events, should both teams have a pep band, the bands will compete and go back and forth playing songs. Pep bands have a repertoire that consists of rock and pop music, with styles such as jazz, R&B, rap and movie themes fairly common.

Pep bands will sometimes perform their school's songs, the country's national anthem prior to the start of a game or event. Scramble band

Ernie Winchester

Ernie Winchester was a Scottish professional football striker who played for Aberdeen, Chicago Spurs, Kansas City Spurs, Heart of Midlothian and Arbroath. He signed for his local professional club, Aberdeen FC, in 1959, he finished as the club's top scorer in 1964 and 1966. After 169 appearances and 91 goals in all competitions, he moved to the United States to play in the NASL in 1967. In his first season, he scored 13 goals in 13 games; the franchise moved to become the Kansas City Spurs, where he played in 1968 and scored 10 goals in 27 games. In 1968, he moved back to Scotland to play for Heart of Arbroath, he retired in 1973. Winchester was born in Aberdeen in 1944, he died on 8 May 2013, aged 68, 10 days shy of his 69th birthday

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday is a comedic children's novel written by Mary Rodgers, first published by Harper & Row in 1972. It has been adapted for the screen, as well as the stage; the story features one day that 13-year-old Annabel Andrews and her mother spend in each other's bodies. Thus it may be considered a modern retelling of Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers, the 1882 novel by F. Anstey in which the protagonists are a father and son, though in the Mary Rodgers version the lesson is to daughters and mothers. A willful, disorganized teenage girl, Annabel Andrews, awakens one Friday morning to find herself in the body of her mother, with whom she had argued the previous night. In charge of taking care of the New York family's affairs and her younger brother Ben, growing worried about the disappearance of "Annabel", who appeared to be herself in the morning but has gone missing after leaving the Andrews' home, she enlists the help of her neighbor and childhood friend, though without telling him about her identity crisis.

As the day wears on and Annabel has a series of bizarre and frustrating adventures, she becomes more appreciative of how difficult her mother's life is, learns, to her surprise, that Ben idolizes her, Boris is named Morris, but has a problem with chronic congestion leading him to nasally pronounce ms and ns as bs and ds. The novel races towards its climax and Ben disappears having gone off with a pretty girl whom Boris did not recognize, but Ben appeared to trust without hesitation. In the climax and dénouement, Annabel becomes overwhelmed by the difficulties of her situation, apparent disappearance of her mother, loss of the children, the question of how her odd situation came about and when/whether it will be resolved, it is revealed that Annabel's mother herself caused them to switch bodies through some unspecified means, the mysterious teen beauty who took Ben was Mrs. Andrews in Annabel's body made much more attractive by a makeover Mrs. Andrews gave the body while using it, including the removal of Annabel's braces, an appointment Annabel had forgotten about.

Annabel Andrews Disorganized and something of a tomboy, 13-year-old Annabel is a typical teen who believes that adults have it easy and finds herself out of her depth when faced with real adult responsibilities and concerns. She wants to be free because of her mother bossing her around and is serious about doing some things she wants to do, but she can not because of her mother. Ben Andrews, a.k.a. Ape Face A typical pre-adolescent younger sibling, 6-year-old Ben delights in creating conflict with Annabel, torturing her and driving her crazy, which has led to her nicknaming him Ape Face. Unknown to Annabel, he and his friends think she is the epitome of cool, he wears the nickname as a badge of honor; the truth comes out when she slips up and calls him Ape Face while her mind is in Mrs. Andrews' body. After she apologizes, he admits that he likes the name – but wants to keep this secret from Annabel. Morris/Boris A childhood playmate of Annabel, he has been somewhat afraid of her since a sandbox incident in which she cut his head open with a shovel.

Deciding she played too rough, he and his mother have made a point of him avoiding Annabel since. He is a cheerful and handsome young gentleman, does his best to help "Mrs. Andrews" as she struggles through a tough day, he has some occasional breathing trouble, attributed to his adenoids and a psychosomatic reaction to his own mother, which renders his voice nasal, making him unable to pronounce the letters m and n clearly. Because of this, Annabel has always believed his name to be Boris, she suffers the exact opposite misunderstanding when he offers to prepare a "beetloaf" for a dinner party with the limited assortment of culinary ingredients available, she believes he is going to save dinner by providing a much more sensible meatloaf, but she is won over when she samples the new dish and finds it tasty. Ellen Jean Benjamin Andrews Despite setting the events in motion and ending them deus ex machina-style, Mrs. Andrews remains an unseen character for much of the book, only revealing herself and what she has done at the end of the day.

Mary Rodgers wrote two sequels featuring the Andrews family. In A Billion for Boris and her friend Morris/Boris discover a TV set that tunes into future broadcasts and begin betting on horse races. In Summer Switch, Annabel's little brother Ben and their father Bill inadvertently switch bodies as both are leaving for the summer, leaving the boy to negotiate Hollywood and Dad to attend summer camp, thus Summer Switch, may be considered a modern retelling of Vice Versa. All three Andrews family novels were soon published in Harper Trophy trade paperback editions. In HarperTrophy editions, the second story has been titled ESP TV and A Billion for Boris: Also known as ESP TV, OCLC 55622482. A thematic sequel by Rodgers and Heather Hach was published by The Bowen Press, HarperCollins, in May 2009: Freaky Monday, in which 13-year-old schoolgirl Hadley and a teacher she dislikes "switch bodies". Freaky Friday has been adapted four times by The Walt Disney Company into films with similar plots; the first adaptation was Freaky Friday, written b

Singapore women's national football team

The Singapore women's national football team represents the city-state of Singapore in international women's football and is organised by the Football Association of Singapore, the governing body for football in Singapore. Women's football has become more popular since FAS took them under its wing in 2000. A Women’s Football Division was set up with the FAS in September 2004; the growing interest for this sport holds great promise for the future of women’s football in Singapore. The ground for local women’s football is still being laid, the grass is still growing but the trend is rising and the response has been overwhelming; the objectives of the FAS Women’s Football Committee is to increase awareness and popularity and raise the standard of the women's football in Singapore. It hopes to create a platform to develop future football talents and media icons and to upgrade the status of women's football in Singapore. In 2005 Arafura Games held in Darwin, the Singapore Women’s team produced a fine showing and won the bronze medal.

The Arafura Games is held every two years and is a leading international sporting competition for emerging champions of the Asia Pacific region. In 2005, the country was one of seven teams that included Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, that were expected to field a women's football team to compete at the Asian Games in Marikina in December. Singapore women's national football team is still considered a minnows in the region, being thrashed by fellow Asian teams or ASEAN teams. Despite the men counterparts is achieving some commendable results, the women's team is still young. There is still a lot of work for the FAS to do for the lioness, if they are to succeed like the Lions. *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. The following players were named for the 2019 AFF Women's Championship; the following players have been called up in the last 12 months to the Singapore squad. Friendlies 2016 AFF Women's Championship Women's Development Tournament Friendlies 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification Friendlies 2018 AFF Women's Championship 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament FAS International Women’s Quadrangular 2018 Tournament 2019 Arafura Games Friendlies 2019 AFF Women's Championship Women's association football around the world Football Association of Singapore Federation website FIFA profile