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Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection is an aeronautical and automotive museum located at the Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of the most prestigious in the world due to the variety of old and well-preserved aircraft; the collection was founded in 1928 by aviator Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth. While flying a Fairey Battle at night on 2 August 1940, Shuttleworth fatally crashed, his mother, in 1944, formed the Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Remembrance Trust "for the teaching of the science and practice of aviation and of afforestation and agriculture." Restoration and maintenance work is carried out by a staff of nine full-time and many volunteer engineers. These volunteers are all members of the 3,000-strong Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society; these dedicated enthusiasts are crucial to the restoration of the collection. In addition to the aircraft, the collection houses a number of veteran cars. Events include model-flying days, once a year, there is a special flying day for schools in the area.

The Shuttleworth Collection puts an emphasis on restoring as many aircraft as possible to flying condition, in line with the founder's original intention. There are about twelve air shows per year, including evening displays, which offer the opportunity to see aircraft which in many cases are the last of their type to survive, let alone existing in flyable condition; some of the most notable aircraft in the collection are the five Edwardian aeroplanes, of which one is the oldest British aeroplane still in flying condition. What makes these exceptional is that they still fly; the oldest, with British civil registration G-AANG, is the Bleriot XI, which dates back to 1909 - six years after the Wright brothers' aircraft and the world's oldest airworthy aeroplane, the next oldest being, at only three weeks newer by date of manufacture, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's own restored original Bleriot XI in the United States. Data from Also resident, but owned: Avro Anson Miles M14a Hawk Trainer N3788 G-AKPF Westland Wallace replica fuselage De Havilland DH89A Rapide G-AGSH painted as British European Airways There is a collection of tractors.

Shuttleworth College Other large collections of flying historic aircraftBattle of Britain Memorial Flight, at RAF Coningsby, United Kingdom Cole Palen's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, directly inspired by the Shuttleworth collection, located in Red Hook and Rhinebeck, New York. Royal Navy Historic Flight, at RNAS Yeovilton, United Kingdom Commemorative Air Force, in Midland, Texas Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City, Florida The Fighter Collection, at Duxford Aerodrome, United Kingdom Champlin Fighter Collection at the Seattle Museum of Flight Lone Star Flight Museum, in Galveston, Texas Yankee Air Museum, in Ypsilanti, Michigan Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, in St Louis, Missouri Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, at Paine Field, Washington Notes Bibliography Official site Media related to Shuttleworth Collection at Wikimedia Commons

Lê Hồng Phong

Lê Hồng Phong was the second leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The Overseas Executive Committee was the only body of the CPV left intact after increased repression by the French authorities in Indochina, his real name is Lê Huy Doãn born on September 1902 to a poor family in Nghệ An. From his small life he has been struggling for many difficulties, his relatives are Lê Huy Quán and Phạm Thị Sau Orphaned from his father, but thanks to the frequency of the mother, he was allowed to learn Hán in the village, the teacher was renamed Lê Văn Duyện. After that, he was given another 2 years of French. Due to his hardship, at 16, he applied to work as a salesman in Vinh to earn more money for his family; some time he moved to Ben Thuy match factory workers and was dismissed for mobilizing workers to fight for exploitation rights with employers. From there, he entered the road as a professional revolutionary. In January 1924, he and 10 youths, including Phạm Văn Tích's fellow countrymen, went to Thailand crossed to Guangzhou, China.

Here, he and Lê Hồng Sơn, Lê Quang Đạt met Nguyễn Ái Quốc and was admitted to the revolutionary organization Tam Tam Commune. He is one of nine nuclear members of the Viet Nam Youth Revolution Association. In the summer of 1925, Lê Hồng Sơn and Lê Quang Đạt were introduced to the Hoàng Phố Military Academy. One year he was sent to study at the Guangzhou Air School. Here, in February 1926, introduced by Nguyễn Ái Quốc, he was admitted to the Communist Party of China. In August 1927, he and the Vietnamese volunteer youth group were studying at the Guangzhou Air Force School to study at the Soviet Air Force School. However, thanks to good health, he was the only one in the group to continue studying at the Soviet Air Force School. From October 1926 to October 1927, he attended the Military Theory School in Leningrad. From December 1927 to November 1928, he attended the 2nd Air Force Academy in Borisoglebsk. From December 1928, he attended the Communist International University of the Communist International in Moscow with the alias Litvinov.

After graduation, he joined the Red Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. At the end of 1931, with the name of Vương Nhật Dân, he returned to China. At that time, in the country, communist organizations were suppressed by the colonial government. In 1932, under the direction of the Communist International, he and some other comrades sought to contact the Party organization in the country to revive the movement and program the party's actions in the situation of the Party suffered heavy losses. Before. In June 1932, the Indochinese Communist Party issued the Communist International Action Program. Under the direction of the Communist International, in March 1934, in Macau, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indochinese Communist Party was established, in which he served as Secretary; as the situation of the Central Committee was paralyzed, the Overseas Command and the Interim Central Committee had the task of communicating between the Indochinese Communist Party and the Communist International and the parties.

You reorganize the staff training for the country, publishes the Bolshevik Boom - the ruling body of the Party Central Committee and restores Party bases, prepares to convene the Party Congress Best. From June 16 to 21, 1934, the Conference of the Commander-in-Chief of the Indochinese Communist Party and representatives of the Party organizations in the country were organized, including Lê Hồng Phong, Hà Huy Tập, Nguyễn Văn Dựt, Nguyễn Văn Tham and Trần Văn Chấn; the conference adopted the Resolution on Organizational Matters. Resolution On the organizational issues of the Conference, the organizational structure and duties of the Overseas Vietnamese Communist Party's Committee: In March 1935, at the First Congress of the Party in Macau, Lê Hồng Phong was elected General Secretary. In July 1935, Lê Hồng Phong led the Party delegation to the International Congress in Moscow; the Congress recognized the Party as the official Communist Party and elected him a member of the Executive Committee of the Communist International.

In January 1936, he went to China and convened the Central Party Congress in Shanghai In July 1936. On November 10, 1937, he returned to Vietnam to work as La Anh. In March 1938, he attended the Central Conference in Hóc Môn, which decided to establish the "Indochinese Democratic Front". On June 22, 1939, he was arrested in France for the first time in Saigon and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and expelled to his hometown of Nghệ An. On February 6, 1940, he was arrested for the second time, sentenced to five years in prison and exiled to Saigon and Côn Đảo. On September 6, 1942, he died while in prison in Côn Đảo on his 40th birthday. Lê Hồng Phong High School

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899–1918)

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. Her murder following the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in her canonization as a passion bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church. During her lifetime, too young to become a Red Cross nurse like her elder sisters during World War I, was patroness of a hospital and instead visited wounded soldiers. Throughout her lifetime she was noted for her interest in the lives of the soldiers; the flirtatious Maria had a number of innocent crushes on the young men she met, beginning in early childhood. She hoped to have a large family, she was an elder sister of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, whose alleged escape from the assassination of the imperial family was rumored for nearly 90 years. However, it was proven that Anastasia did not escape. In the 1990s, it was suggested that Maria might have been the grand duchess whose remains were missing from the Romanov grave, discovered near Yekaterinburg and exhumed in 1991. However, further remains were discovered in 2007, DNA analysis subsequently proved that the entire Imperial family had been murdered in 1918.

Contemporaries described Maria as a pretty, flirtatious girl, broadly built and with the great strength of her grandfather Alexander III of Russia. She had light brown hair and large blue eyes that were known in the family as "Marie's saucers", her French tutor Pierre Gilliard said Maria was well-built, with rosy cheeks. Tatiana Botkina thought the expression in Maria's eyes was "soft and gentle." As an infant and toddler, her physical appearance was compared to one of Botticelli's angels. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia nicknamed her "The Amiable Baby" because of her good nature; as a toddler, little Maria once escaped from her bath and ran naked up and down the palace corridor while her distracted Irish nurse, Margaretta Eagar, who loved politics, discussed the Dreyfus Affair with a friend. "Fortunately, I arrived just at that moment, picked her up and carried her back to Miss Eagar, still talking about Dreyfus," recalled her aunt Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia. Her older sisters objected to including Maria in their games and once referred to Maria as their "stepsister" because she was so good and never got into trouble, recalled Margaretta Eagar in her own memoirs.

However, on occasion the sweet-natured Maria could be mischievous. Once, as a little girl, she stole some biscuits from her mother's tea table; as a punishment for her surprising behavior, the governess and Alexandra suggested she be sent to bed. I am glad to see she is only a human child." Eagar noted that Maria's love for her father was "marked" and she tried to escape from the nursery to "go to Papa." When the Tsar was ill with typhoid, the little girl covered a miniature portrait of him with kisses every night. Maria's siblings were Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia, Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, Tsarevich Alexei of Russia. Maria's Russian title is most translated as "Grand Princess", meaning that Maria, as an "Imperial Highness" was higher in rank than other Princesses in Europe who were "Royal Highnesses". "Grand Duchess" is the most used English translation of the title. However, in keeping with her parents' desire to raise Maria and her siblings even servants addressed the Grand Duchess by her first name and patronym, Maria Nikolaevna.

She was called by the French version of her name, "Marie," or by the Russian nicknames "Masha" or "Mashka". Maria and her younger sister Anastasia were known within the family as "The Little Pair." The two girls shared a room wore variations of the same dress, spent much of their time together. Their older sisters Olga and Tatiana shared a room and were known as "The Big Pair." The four girls sometimes signed letters using the nickname OTMA, derived from the first letters of their first names. Maria and Anastasia were dressed for special occasions, when they wore variations of the same dress, she tended to be dominated by her energetic younger sister. When Anastasia tripped people who walked by, teased others or caused a scene with her dramatics, Maria always tried to apologize, though she could never stop her younger sister. Maria had simple tastes and was so kind-hearted that she was sometimes taken advantage of by her sisters, who nicknamed her "fat little bow-wow." In 1910, her fourteen-year-old sister Olga persuaded ten-year-old Maria to write their mother a letter asking that Olga be given her own room and be allowed to let down her dresses.

Maria tried to persuade her mother. Her mother's friend, Lili Dehn, said that while Maria was not as lively as her three sisters, she knew her own mind. Maria had a talent for drawing and sketched well, always using her left hand, but was uninterested in her schoolwork, she was strong and sometimes amused herself by demonstrating how she could lift her tutors off the ground. Though sweet-natured, Maria could be stubborn and lazy, her mother complained in one letter that Maria was grumpy and "bellowed" at the people who irritated her. Maria's moodiness coincided with her menstrual period, which the Tsarina and her daughters referred to as a visit from "Madame Becker." Young Maria enjoyed innocent flirtations with the young soldiers she encountered at the palace and on family holidays. She loved children and, had she not been a

My Three Merry Widows

My Three Merry Widows is a Mexican comedy film directed by Fernando Cortés. It was starring Amalia Aguilar, Lilia del Valle and Silvia Pinal. Don Jose Samaniego, an old and ridiculous man, marries a 20-year-old girl. On their wedding night before the marriage be consummated, Don José died after suffering a seizure. Through the obituaries many people go to the cemetery. Among the visitors is Amalia, with her marriage certificate and says that in their wedding day, Don José got a call and never returned. Coming Lilia, another widow, saying that her husband was kidnapped on their wedding night; the day when the will of Don José is read, the three women learns that the man had a child with a cook. He asks who wait five years to take part in the inheritance. Amalia Aguilar... Amalia Lilia del Valle... Lilia Silvia Pinal... Silvia Adalberto Martínez... Don José / Pepito José María Linares-Rivas... Don Caledonio Tito Novaro... Estanislao Girao In 1952 the Cuban rumbera Amalia Aguilar, Lilia del Valle and Lilia Prado staged The Three Merry Midwives and The Interested Women, directed by Tito Davison and Rogelio A. González respectively.

As the films were successful, the formula is repeated and Silvia Pinal was chosen to replace Lilia Prado to team up with the other two actresses and interpreting together three sleepers, cheerful and, above all sexy women. The story runs after an absurd plot with scientific nonsense led by the Puerto Rican filmmaker Fernando Cortes, less skilled than Davison, but the grace of the three beautiful actresses and some good dancing numbers of Adalberto Martínez and Amalia Aguilar, make the movie bearable. In 1953 Cortés filmed a new film with the three actresses: The Loving Women. Mis tres viudas alegres on IMDb My Three Merry Widows on FilmAffinity

San Juan–Chama Project

The San Juan–Chama Project is a U. S. Bureau of Reclamation interbasin water transfer project located in the states of New Mexico and Colorado in the United States; the project consists of a series of tunnels and diversions that take water from the drainage basin of the San Juan River – a tributary of the Colorado River – to supplement water resources in the Rio Grande watershed. The project furnishes water for irrigation and municipal water supply to cities along the Rio Grande including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Most major agricultural and urban areas in New Mexico today lie along the narrow corridor of the Rio Grande as it cuts across the center of this predominantly desert state. Spanish settlers arrived in the area in the late 1500s, followed by Mexican and American settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries, building large irrigation systems and diversion dams to allow agricultural production in the arid region. In the early 1920s, water supply in the Rio Grande basin was severely stressed, studies were conducted as to the feasibility of procuring additional water by transbasin diversion from tributaries of the San Juan River.

The 1933–1934 Bunger Survey studied potential locations for diversions and storage reservoirs, in 1939, the Rio Grande Compact was signed, dividing Rio Grande waters between Colorado, New Mexico, Texas including allocations from a potential future diversion from the San Juan basin. When the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact was established in 1948, it included provisions for the tentative diversion project under its water allotment to New Mexico. In the 1950s, post-World War II population growth in central New Mexico put larger strains on the Rio Grande's water, the need for a transbasin water project rose because water supplies in the area became overallocated. Studies for the project continued through the early 1950s, but actual implementation languished until 1962 when Congress amended the Colorado River Storage Act of 1956, allowing the diversion of part of New Mexico's share of Colorado River basin waters into the Rio Grande basin; the diversions proposed were for 235,000 acre⋅ft per year from three tributaries of the San Juan River in Colorado: the Rio Blanco and Little Navajo Rivers, to the headwaters of the Rio Chama, a major tributary of the Rio Grande.

The project would be constructed in two phases. However, Reclamation ran into difficulties because the Navajo Nation asserted rights to about 900,000 acre⋅ft of water from the San Juan River, which runs through their traditional lands. Resultantly, only the first phase of the project was constructed, delivering just under 47% of the original amount proposed by Reclamation. On December 19, 1964, construction began on the Azotea Tunnel, the main water tunnel for the project, running from the Navajo River south to Azotea Creek in the Rio Chama watershed. Work started on the Oso and Little Oso tunnels in February 1966, construction on the Blanco Tunnel began in March of the same year. In 1967, an enlargement of the outlets of existing El Vado Dam to accommodate increased flows from the diversion project was completed, construction began on Heron Dam, which would impound the project's main storage reservoir. Azotea Tunnel was holed through and construction was finished on the project's three diversion dams in 1970.

Heron Dam was completed the next year. Nambe Falls Dam, completed in 1976, was the last part of the project to be built; the dam was the only one built of a series of small independent irrigation units proposed under the project to serve Native American lands. In 1978, Reclamation announced the completion of the San Juan–Chama Project; the San Juan–Chama Project taps the water of the Rio Blanco and Little Navajo Rivers via a series of small diversion dams and siphons. Blanco Diversion Dam, with a diversion capacity of 520 cu ft/s, sends water into the Blanco Feeder Conduit, which connects to the 8.64-mile -long Blanco Tunnel and flows south towards the Little Navajo River. The water connects to the Oso Tunnel. Just upstream from the siphon, Little Oso Diversion Dam sends up to 150 cu ft/s of water through the Little Oso Feeder Conduit, which empties into the Oso Tunnel. Oso Tunnel, with a capacity of 650 cu ft/s, travels 5.05 miles south to the Navajo River, which it passes under via the Oso Siphon.

Oso Diversion Dam on the Navajo diverts additional water into the Oso Feeder Conduit, which joins with water from the Oso Tunnel and Siphon to form the Azotea Tunnel. The Azotea Tunnel, which has a capacity of 950 cu ft/s, runs south for 12.8 miles, passing under the Continental Divide. The tunnel terminates at Azotea Creek, a tributary of Willow Creek, in turn a tributary of the Rio Chama; the lower portion of Azotea Creek has been channelized to mitigate erosion from the higher flows. The main storage facility for the project is Heron Lake, a reservoir formed by Heron Dam on Willow Creek about 8 miles downstream of the terminus of Azotea Tunnel and 20 miles southwest of Chama, New Mexico; the reservoir has a surface area of 5,950 acres. Heron Dam is an earthfill dam 269 feet high and 1,220 feet long, standing 249.1 feet above the streambed. Heron Lake receives water from a catchment of 193 sq mi, augmented to over three times this size by the San Juan–Chama diversions. Nambe Falls Dam is located about 15 miles north of Santa Fe on the Rio Nambe, a tributary of the Rio Grande.

The dam and reservoir are functionally independent from the other facilities of the San Juan–Chama Project. The curved earthfill dam forms Nambe Fa

Louisiana College

Louisiana College is a private Baptist college in Pineville, Louisiana. 1,300 students are enrolled. Although the college is affiliated with a group of Southern Baptist churches, which make up the membership of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, students need not be a member of that denomination to attend; the school colors are orange and blue, the athletic teams are known as the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. Louisiana College was founded on October 3, 1906, in Pineville, across the Red River from the larger city of Alexandria; the college began in tents with nineteen students. Since 2006, LC has reported an enrollment growth of 50 percent. Baptist clergyman and educator Edwin O. Ware, Sr. is considered to have been the principal founder of the institution. He was from 1906 to 1907 the LC financial agent, its first president from 1908 to 1909. LC is the successor to two earlier Louisiana Baptist schools, Mount Lebanon College, sometimes called Mount Lebanon University, Keatchie Female College; the first, a men's school founded in 1852 by the North Louisiana Baptist Convention, was located in the community of Mount Lebanon in Bienville Parish.

The women's college, founded in 1857 by the Grand Cane Association of Baptist Churches, was located in the community of Keatchie in De Soto Parish south of Shreveport. After a history beset with financial difficulties, both schools came under the control of the Louisiana Baptist Convention in 1899. An Education Commission was selected by the state convention to administer the schools, with the understanding that both would be succeeded by a more centrally located institution as soon as a suitable campus could be selected; when Louisiana College was opened in 1906, Mount Lebanon College closed, followed by Keatchie a few years later. Since the first class of nineteen students in 1906, more than ten thousand students have graduated from the institution; until 1921, Louisiana College was administered by the Education Commission. The new charter established a board of trustees; the first administrative head of Louisiana College was W. F. Taylor, whose title was chairman of the faculty. Since its opening under President Edwin Ware, LC has had these seven other presidents: Dr. W. C.

Friley, in 1909 the first president of Hardin–Simmons University in Abilene, Texas Dr. Claybrook Cottingham, in 1910 Dr. Edgar Godbold, in 1942 Dr. G. Earl Guinn, in 1951 Dr. Robert L. Lynn, in 1975 Dr. Rory Lee, in 1997 Dr. Joe W. Aguillard, in 2005 Dr. Argile Smith, in 2014 Dr. Rick Brewer, in 2015. During part of 1941, Hal Monroe Weathersby served as acting LC president until the arrival in the year of Edgar Godbold, the former president of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. From 1911 to 1914, Weathersby was professor of history and Greek. From 1914 until his retirement in 1965, he was the dean of Louisiana College. Like Godbold, Weathersby had graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton and the University of Chicago; the Weathersby Fine Arts Building, completed in 1961, is named in his honor. In 1958, the Louisiana Historical Association was reorganized in a statewide gathering on the LC campus. Edwin Adams Davis, head of the history department at LSU and author of a popular Louisiana history textbook, became the first president of the revised association.

Among the benefactors of Louisiana College has been the family of Simon W. Tudor of Pineville, who founded Tudor Construction Company in 1946. Tudor coached basketball and baseball at the college in the 1910s; the men's dormitory Tudor Hall is named for him. Tudor was chairman of the board of trustees from 1943 to 1953. In 2012, the Louisiana Baptist Convention granted approval to Louisiana College to seek $12 million in donations from member churches within the state as part of the institution's $50 million capital improvements program; the $12 million had been intended to be used for improvements to on-campus housing. Although the campaign has since been abandoned, many residence halls were renovated shortly after the inauguration of Rick Brewer as a part of his "Campus Beautification" campaign. LC ended its fiscal year on July 2012, with a deficit of $1.3 million deficit. In December 2013, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed LC's regional accreditation after two years of warning status.

Less than three months SACS announced that it would investigate LC after college officials were accused of having submitted documents that contain forged signatures and other inconsistencies in its official reports to the agency. Three months SACS placed the university on probation because of an "'integrity issue,' as well as its failure to comply with the accreditor's standards regarding'external influence,' personnel appointments, administrative staff evaluations, control of finances, its administration of federal student aid funds."Some students called for a strike against Aguillard on March 24, 2014 at LC's Guinn Auditorium. An anonymous student spokesman said, "Our terms are resignation of the president or dismissal by the board." Aguillard at a forum on March 20 described LC as "an open book regarding our future and our strength and reminding one another it's not about us, it's all about Jesus." He directed a reporter to leave, saying that the newspaper had "printed false information" in recent articles about LC and its evaluation by SACS.

Few students participated in the strike. LC officials had warned students that a strike would constitute a possible violation of college policies that could result in severe sanctions, such as suspension, denial of a degree, or expulsion on the first violation of the code; the media wa