South Wales Borderers
The South Wales Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for 280 years. It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1689. Based at Brecon, the regiment recruited from the border counties of Monmouthshire and Brecknockshire, but was not called the South Wales Borderers until the Childers Reforms of 1881; the regiment served in a great many conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Second Boer War, World War I and World War II. In 1969 the regiment was amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales; the regiment was formed by Sir Edward Dering, 3rd Baronet as Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot in 1689, becoming known, like other regiments, by the names of its subsequent colonels. The regiment served under the Duke of Schomberg during the Williamite War in Ireland and saw action again at the Battle of Schellenberg in July 1704 and at the Battle of Blenheim in August 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession.
The regiment was part of the amphibious expedition to the Caribbean and participated in the disastrous British defeat at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in March 1741 during the War of Jenkins' Ear. The regiment was ranked as 24th in the infantry order of precedence in 1747 and became the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1751, it took part in the Siege of Fort St Philip in Menorca in April 1756 during the Seven Years' War. It was part of the amphibious expedition against, or descent on, the coast of France and participated in the disastrous British defeat at the Battle of Saint Cast in September 1758. In June 1776 the regiment was sent to Quebec where it subsequently fought American rebels who had invaded the province during their War of Independence; the regiment was part of the 5,000 British and Hessian force, under the command of General John Burgoyne, that surrendered to the American rebels in the Saratoga campaign in summer 1777 and remained imprisoned until 1783. In 1782 it became the 24th Regiment of Foot.
The regiment was deployed to Egypt in the aftermath of the Battle of Abukir in March 1801. The vast majority of the 1st Battalion was captured at sea by the French at the action of 3 July 1810 near the Comoro Islands, they were released the following year. The 1st Battalion took part in the Anglo-Nepalese War in November 1814; the regiment was deployed to Canada in 1829 and remained there until 1842. The regiment returned to India in 1846 and saw action at the Battle of Chillianwala in January 1849, where the regiment fought off the enemy with bayonets rather than rifles and 255 of its men died, during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. Meanwhile, 5 Victoria Crosses were awarded to men of the regiment who rescued their colleagues from cannibals on the Andaman Islands in May 1857; some 35 soldiers of the regiment were killed by mutineers at their garrison in Jhelum in July 1857 during the Indian Rebellion: among the dead was Captain Francis Spring, the eldest son of Colonel William Spring. In 1879 both battalions took part in the Anglo-Zulu War, begun after a British invasion of Zululand, ruled by Cetshwayo.
The 24th Regiment of Foot took part in the crossing of the Buffalo River on 11 January, entering Zululand. The first engagement came at Isandlwana; the British had pitched camp at Isandlwana and not established any fortifications due to the sheer size of the force, the hard ground and a shortage of entrenching tools. The 24th Foot provided most of the British force and when the overall commander, Lord Chelmsford, split his forces on 22 January to search for the Zulus, the 1st Battalion and a company of the 2nd Battalion were left behind to guard the camp, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Pulleine. A Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British and native troops and 400 civilians. During the battle Lieutenant-Colonel Pulleine ordered Lieutenants Coghill and Melvill to save the Queen's Colour—the Regimental Colour was located at Helpmekaar with G Company; the two Lieutenants attempted to escape by crossing the Buffalo River where the Colour fell and was lost downstream being recovered.
Both officers were killed. At this time the Victoria Cross was not awarded posthumously; this changed in the early 1900s when both Lieutenants were awarded posthumous Victoria Crosses for their bravery. The Battle of Isandlwana was dramatized in the 1979 movie Zulu Dawn. After the battle, some 4,000 to 5,000 Zulus headed for Rorke's Drift, a small missionary post garrisoned by a company of the 2/24th Foot, native levies and others under the command of Lieutenant Chard, Royal Engineers, the most senior officer of the 24th present being Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead. Two Boer cavalry officers, Lieutenants Adendorff and Vane, arrived to inform the garrison of the defeat at Isandlwana; the Acting Assistant Commissary James Dalton persuaded Bromhead and Chard to stay and the small garrison frantically prepared rudimentary fortifications. The Zulus first attacked at 4:30 pm. Throughout the day the garrison was attacked from all sides, including rifle fire from the heights above the garrison, bitter hand-to-hand fighting ensued.
At one point the Zulus entered the hospital, stoutly defended by the wounded inside until it was set alight and burnt down. The battle raged on into the early hours of 23 January but by dawn the Zulu Army had withdrawn. Lord Chelmsford and a column
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels. For road vehicles with more than two axles, the wheelbase is the distance between the steering axle and the centerpoint of the driving axle group. In the case of a tri-axle truck, the wheelbase would be the distance between the steering axle and a point midway between the two rear axles; the wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its rear wheels. At equilibrium, the total torque of the forces acting on a vehicle is zero. Therefore, the wheelbase is related to the force on each pair of tires by the following formula: F f = d r L m g F r = d f L m g where F f is the force on the front tires, F r is the force on the rear tires, L is the wheelbase, d r is the distance from the center of mass to the rear wheels, d f is the distance from the center of gravity to the front wheels, m is the mass of the vehicle, g is the gravity constant. So, for example, when a truck is loaded, its center of gravity shifts rearward and the force on the rear tires increases.
The vehicle will ride lower. The amount the vehicle sinks will depend on counter acting forces, like the size of the tires, tire pressure, the spring rate of the suspension. If the vehicle is accelerating or decelerating, extra torque is placed on the rear or front tire respectively; the equation relating the wheelbase, height above the ground of the CM, the force on each pair of tires becomes: F f = d r L m g − h c m L m a F r = d f L m g + h c m L m a where F f is the force on the front tires, F r is the force on the rear tires, d r is the distance from the CM to the rear wheels, d f is the distance from the CM to the front wheels, L is the wheelbase, m is the mass of the vehicle, g is the acceleration of gravity, h c m is the height of the CM above the ground, a is the acceleration. So, as is common experience, when the vehicle accelerates, the rear sinks and the front rises depending on the suspension; when braking the front noses down and the rear rises.:Because of the effect the wheelbase has on the weight distribution of the vehicle, wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering.
For example, a car with a much greater weight load on the rear tends to understeer due to the lack of the load on the front tires and therefore the grip from them. This is why it is crucial, when towing a single-axle caravan, to distribute the caravan's weight so that down-thrust on the tow-hook is about 100 pounds force. A car may oversteer or "spin out" if there is too much force on the front tires and not enough on the rear tires; when turning there is lateral torque placed upon the tires which imparts a turning force that depends upon the length of the tire distances from the CM. Thus, in a car with a short wheelbase, the short lever arm from the CM to the rear wheel will result in a greater lateral force on the rear tire which means greater acceleration and less time for the driver to adjust and prevent a spin out or worse. Wheelbases provide the basis for one of the most common vehicle size class systems; some luxury vehicles are offered with long-wheelbase variants to increase the spaciousness and therefore the luxury of the vehicle.
This practice can be found on full-size cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but ultra-luxury vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom and large family cars like the Rover 75 came with'limousine' versions. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair was given a long-wheelbase version of the Rover 75 for official use, and some SUVs like the VW Tiguan and Jeep Wrangler come in LWB models In contrast, coupé varieties of some vehicles such as the Honda Accord are built on shorter wheelbases than the sedans they are derived from. The wheelbase on many commercially available bicycles and motorcycles is so short, relative to the height of their centers of mass, that they are able to perform stoppies and wheelies. In skateboarding the word'wheelbase' is used for the distance between the two inner pairs of mounting holes on the deck; this is different from the distance between the rotational centers
Well-being, wellbeing, or wellness is the condition of an individual or group. A high level of well-being means that in some sense the individual's or group's condition is positive. According to Naci and Ioannidis, Wellness refers to diverse and interconnected dimensions of physical and social well-being that extend beyond the traditional definition of health, it includes choices and activities aimed at achieving physical vitality, mental alacrity, social satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, personal fulfillment. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry for "well-being" identifies ways in which terms related to happiness differ. According to the SEP, the terms "happy", "wellness", "satisfaction", "pleasure" or "well-being" can refer to a series of possible states: reflection on past events moment-to-moment evaluations of happiness by oneself, or with another person inferred from neuroimaging inferred from sensory input inferred from cognitive structure inferred from virtue duration of the experience effect on other factors repetitiveness objectivity whether the experience is altruistic or egoistic, whether happiness reflects an emotional state whether happiness reflects a cognitive judgement The affective and life-satisfaction views of happiness differ meaningfully when it comes to certain topics such as the relationship between income and happiness: "Surveying large numbers of Americans in one case, what is claimed to be the first globally representative sample of humanity in the other, these studies found that income does indeed correlate at all levels, with life satisfaction—strictly speaking, a “life evaluation” measure that asks respondents to rate their lives without saying whether they are satisfied.
Yet the correlation of household income with the affect measures is far weaker: globally.17 for positive affect, –.09 for negative affect. If the results hold up, the upshot appears to be that income is pretty related to life satisfaction, but weakly related to emotional well-being, at least above a certain threshold."There are weaknesses to the self-report method of elicitation for happiness: The lay conception of emotions is that they are discrete. It is typical, in everyday language, just as in research, to use research protocols that accept answers such as: "I am happy or I am sad, but not both simultaneously", or "I am 7 on a 1-10 scale of happiness". Three subdisciplines in psychology are critical for the study of psychological well-being: Developmental psychology, in which psychological well-being may be analyzed in terms of a pattern of growth across the lifespan. Personality psychology, in which it is possible to apply Maslow's concept of self-actualization, Rogers' concept of the functioning person, Jung's concept of individuation, Allport's concept of maturity to account for psychological well-being.
Clinical psychology, in which it may be asserted that the absence of mental illness constitutes psychological well-being. There are two approaches taken to understand psychological well-being: Distinguishing positive and negative effects, defining optimal psychological well-being and happiness as a balance between the two. Emphasizes life satisfaction as the key indicator of psychological well-being. According to Guttman and Levy well-being is "...a special case of attitude". This approach serves two purposes in the study of well-being: "developing and testing a theory for the structure of among varieties of well-being, integration of well-being theory with the ongoing cumulative theory development in the fields of attitude of related research". Many different models have developed. Diener's tripartite model of subjective well-being is one of the most comprehensive models of well-being in psychology, it was synthesized by Diener in 1984, positing "three distinct but related components of wellbeing: frequent positive affect, infrequent negative affect, cognitive evaluations such as life satisfaction".
Cognitive and contextual factors contribute to subjective well-being. According to Diener and Suh, subjective well-being is "...based on the idea that how each person thinks and feels about his or her life is important". Carol Ryff's multidimensional model of psychological well-being postulated six factors which are key for well-being: Self-acceptance Personal growth Purpose in life Environmental mastery Autonomy Positive relations with others According to Corey Keyes, who collaborated with Carol Ryff, mental well-being has three components, namely emotional or subjective well-being, psychological well-being, social well-being. Emotional well-being concerns subjective aspects of well-being, in concreto, feeling well, whereas psychological and social well-being concerns skills and psychological and social functioning. Keyes model of mental well-being has received extensive empirical support across cultures. Well-being is a central concept in positive psychology. Positive psychology is concerned with eudaimonia, "the good life", reflection about what holds the greatest value in life – the factors that contribute the most to a well-lived and fulfilling life.
While not attempting a strict definition of the good life, positive psychologists agree that one must live a happy and meaningful life in order to
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. It does business as other d/b/a names in its operating region, which includes Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and portions of Illinois; the company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas at One AT&T Plaza. Southwestern Bell Telephone traces its roots to The Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company, founded in 1882, it was consolidated under the management of a single management unit of the Bell System with Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company of Texas-Arkansas, Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph Company of Oklahoma, The Bell Telephone Company of Missouri—also called The Missouri Bell Telephone Company—on March 1, 1912. These companies comprised the "Southwestern System" of the Bell System; the latter three companies were merged into Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company in 1917, renamed Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The company was considered the first step of the AT&T corporate "ladder" before the 1984 breakup of that company.
While part of the Bell System, it was at times the biggest Bell Operating Company of AT&T's 22 local telephone companies. Southwestern Bell continued to grow in size. In 1950, the company absorbed the operations of Southeast Missouri Telephone Company, named Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Company. In 1952, the company absorbed the operations of the Southwest Telephone Company, which served Kansas and Oklahoma. In 1953, it absorbed the Ozark Central Telephone Company Southwestern Bell provides service to Kaskaskia and McClure, Illinois, as those cities are located on the west side of the Mississippi River. For current information on SBC, see History of AT&T. On January 1, 1984, as part of the breakup of AT&T, Southwestern Bell Telephone became the namesake and leading subsidiary of the new Regional Bell Operating Company, Southwestern Bell Corporation. SBC was the smallest of all of the seven "Baby Bells"; the architect of divestiture for Southwestern Bell was Robert G. Pope, he became the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Financial Officer of SBC while remaining the President and CEO of the several subsidiaries.
Although "Southwestern Bell" referred to the operations of the entire Baby Bell, in 1995, SBC decided to change its corporate name to SBC Communications in order to reposition itself as a national telecommunications company. Southwestern Bell Telephone underwent a branding overhaul and adopted the slogan, "Your friendly neighborhood global telecommunications company." The slogan was shortened to, "Friendly. Neighborhood. Global." On December 30, 2001, the original Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, incorporated in Missouri, ceased to exist when it was merged into Southwestern Bell Texas, Inc. a separate operating company incorporated in Texas. Southwestern Bell Texas converted itself into a limited partnership and renamed itself Southwestern Bell Telephone, L. P. incorporated in Texas. This company ceased to exist on June 29, 2007, when it was merged into SWBT Inc. incorporated in Missouri, founded just 8 days prior. At that point, SWBT Inc. took the dormant name Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Southwestern Bell again became a resident company in Missouri.
From its name change in 1917 until 2001, SWBT was branded as Southwestern Bell. Starting in 1999, SBC Communications began branding its operating companies as part of the "SBC Global Network," with the name enclosed in a circle with the Pacific Telesis "access" mark to the logos of its divisions. In 2000, the Bell logo was dropped from the mark of Southwestern Bell. In 2001, SBC standardized its operating company branding logos, placed the SBC corporate logo toward the northwest of the name "Southwestern Bell", the branding for SWBT became SBC Southwestern Bell; the Southwestern Bell brand vanished in 2002 when SBC dropped the names of all its operating companies to use "SBC" as a national brand. Since d/b/a names weren't approved before publishing deadlines for telephone directories distributed in December 2002 and January 2003, the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. name remained on telephone directories issued in December 2002 and January 2003. After d/b/a names were approved, SBC began to use the Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.
P. name conjoined with the following titles: d/b/a SBC Arkansas d/b/a SBC Kansas d/b/a SBC Missouri d/b/a SBC Oklahoma d/b/a SBC Southwest d/b/a SBC Texas SBC Communications bought AT&T Corp. on November 18, 2005, changed its name to AT&T Inc. Shortly afterwards, on January 15, 2006, AT&T companies were given new d/b/a names; as a result Southwestern Bell Telephone, L. P. is now joined with the titles: d/b/a AT&T Arkansas d/b/a AT&T Kansas d/b/a AT&T Missouri d/b/a AT&T Oklahoma d/b/a AT&T TexasThe collective d/b/a name is now AT&T Southwest
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront is a series of first- and third-person shooter video games based on the Star Wars films. Players take the role of soldiers in either of two opposing armies in different time periods of the Star Wars universe; the series was launched in 2004 by LucasArts with Star Wars: Battlefront, developed by Pandemic Studios for LucasArts. The game sold well. In 2005 Pandemic developed a sequel, Star Wars: Battlefront II, critically and commercially successful; the games were followed by Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron for handheld consoles and Star Wars Battlefront: Mobile Squadrons for mobile devices. LucasArts made several attempts to get a third major Battlefront game off the ground but no projects were released before The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts. Subsequently, EA DICE acquired a license to develop a new game, titled Star Wars Battlefront, released on November 17, 2015. A sequel, Star Wars Battlefront II, was released on November 17, 2017, was developed by EA DICE, Criterion Games, Motive Studios.
Games in the Battlefront series revolve around two armies – the Galactic Republic versus the Confederacy of Independent Systems or the Galactic Empire versus the Rebel Alliance or First Order versus the Resistance – fighting each other on various maps. Maps take place in the Star Wars galaxy, with battlezones varying in size. Across the battlefield are multiple "command posts" that act as spawn points, can be controlled by either the player or the computer. Units can spawn from any friendly command post, vehicles spawn at their respective command posts when destroyed. Units can capture neutral or hostile command posts by approaching them and standing within the immediate vicinity for about 30 seconds; the time to capture quickens with more friendly units within the capture zone. Some vehicles act as mobile command posts, must be destroyed as they can not be captured. On some maps, certain structures act as command posts that can not be captured. Command post capturing works differently on certain campaign missions as well.
Playable heroes and villains play a significant role in changing the course of battles. The objective of most matches is to eliminate all of the opponents' reinforcement tickets or to capture the command points, to chip away at their tickets. Reinforcement tickets are used whenever a unit is killed, or when one faction controls a majority of the command posts on the map. Only one objective needs to be completed; when all command posts are captured, the team with no command posts has twenty seconds to recapture or neutralize an enemy command post. If the team cannot take over a post in this time, the match is over. Certain campaign levels and multiplayer have requirements that differ from the general game play, however the general structure remains the same; the game's "Conquest" mode is vaguely based on the Battlefield game mode of the same name. The first console games of the series were developed by Pandemic Studios, since 2015, a second series of console Battlefront games has been developed by EA DICE.
Battlefront II is the first in the series to follow the canon of the films, while the games developed by Pandemic Studios were relegated to Star Wars Legends non-canonical status, along with all of the games in the series released before November 2015. Star Wars: Battlefront is the first installment in the Battlefront series, it was released on September 21, 2004, with a Mac port by Aspyr released in July 2005. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Mac OS, mobile phones. Jedi are not playable in this game without the help of modified files unsupported by LucasArts. Other NPCs made playable by similar files include, but are not limited to, Tusken Raiders in the Dune Sea of Tatooine, Ewoks of Endor and Gungans on the Naboo plains. Star Wars: Battlefront II is the second installment in the Battlefront series, released in Europe on October 31, 2005 – for the PlayStation 2, PSP, Windows – and in North America one day later. There are some significant differences between Battlefront and Battlefront II.
Battlefront II includes playable Jedi characters, space battles, story campaigns, as well as Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith-related content. The release date of Battlefront II coincided with the release of Revenge of the Sith on DVD; the game is now an Xbox Platinum Hits game, a Sony Greatest Hits game in North America, an Xbox Classics and PlayStation Platinum game in Europe. Battlefront II expands upon the original game's single-player experience with mission-based objectives drawn from the first six Star Wars films, it is a story-based campaign which revolves around the 501st Legion as the unit evolves from the Republic clone troopers to Imperial stormtroopers. Many maps from Star Wars Battlefront make a second appearance, the game adds new locales such as Coruscant and Utapau. There are more game styles in this game like Conquest, Capture the flag and space battles. On September 29, 2006, Computer and Video Games made an unconfirmed claim that Free Radical Design was developing the third game in the Star Wars: Battlefront series, titled Star Wars: Battlefront III.
In June 2008, Kotaku received information from a former LucasArts employee that Star Wars: Battlefront III was in
Börse Stuttgart is a stock exchange in Germany, the second largest in the country and the ninth largest in Europe. Börse Stuttgart Holding GmbH Baden-Wuerttembergische Wertpapierboerse GmbH Baden-Wuerttembergische Wertpapierboerse e. V. Börse Stuttgart came into existence on 4 February 1860, when a group of people from different industries decided to meet regularly; the first such meeting occurred on 12 March 1860. After changing location several times, the exchange is now located in Carl Eugen Bau. In 2005, Börse Stuttgart, in cooperation with ZertifikateJournal-Unternehmensgruppe, launched S-BOX, a collection of differently themed indices. Since late 2007, Börse Stuttgart holds an 82.4 percent stake in EUWAX AG. In November 2008, Börse Stuttgart Holding GmbH acquired Nordic Growth Market NGM AB, the second largest stock exchange in Sweden. T. I. Q. S. GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of Börse Stuttgart AG and EUWAX AG developed the T. I. Q. S. An OTC trading platform. In 2010, the bourse started a trading segment for SME bonds.
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