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CBEFT

CBEFT was the Radio-Canada owned-and-operated television station serving Franco-Ontarians in Windsor, Canada. Licensed as a standalone television station, it operated as a semi-satellite of Toronto station CBLFT-DT, it broadcast an analogue signal on UHF channel 35 from a transmitter near Concession Road 12 in Essex. Owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it was a sister to CBC Television outlet CBET-DT and operated master control facilities at that station's studios on Riverside Drive West and Crawford Avenue in downtown Windsor. On cable, CBEFT was seen on Cogeco Windsor channel 12, it was not seen on the Detroit-area systems, such as Comcast Bright House Livonia. The station broadcast at 144 kW with a directional antenna low for a full-powered analogue station on the UHF band, it could be picked up to some degree in the Detroit area, as far west as Washtenaw and Lenawee counties and as far south as Sandusky and Port Clinton, Ohio. The station first aired on Channel 78 in 1976, making it Canada's second-highest-numbered UHF station following the launch of CITY-TV in 1972 on Channel 79.

It was a full-time satellite of Radio-Canada flagship CBFT in Montreal. CBEFT was the first non-English TV station to sign-on in the Detroit-Windsor market — it would be joined by Spanish-language SIN affiliate W66BV in the early-1980s. During that period, again from 2004 to 2009, the Detroit/Windsor market was the only market in the United States or Canada with terrestrial stations in both Spanish and French. After WUDT switched to the English-language Daystar Television Network in August 2009, CBEFT again became the sole terrestrial non-English station in the market. CBEFT offered the full Radio-Canada line-up, except for some American series. Most Montreal Expos baseball games were not seen on CBEFT, as Windsor is part of Detroit Tigers territory. CBEFT moved to Channel 54 on October 29, 1982, when TV channels above 69 were removed from the TV spectrum. From the mid-1980s at the earliest, it was a semi-satellite of CBLFT in Toronto as part of the Ontario-Outaouais network. In 1991, as part of cost-cutting measures at the CBC, CBEFT's licence, along with all other Radio-Canada transmitters in Ontario, was merged with that of CBOFT in Ottawa.

However, CBEFT, along with CBLFT's other former repeaters, carried the split-feed newscast for the rest of Ontario, produced at CBOFT. On April 28, 2010, the CRTC relicensed CBLFT as a standalone station, which would again produce a separate newscast for the province of Ontario outside of CBOFT's primary market. At the same time, CBEFT was relicensed as a rebroadcaster of CBLFT. In recent years, CBEFT relayed CBLFT off a satellite link, which would get disrupted under severe weather conditions, which would cause its equipment to display an error message. CBEFT was forced to move again to UHF 35 when channels 52–69 were removed from the television spectrum on August 31, 2011. CBEFT occupied analogue UHF 35 for less than a year before going permanently dark, as by 2011, the CBC had made clear that it had no plans to convert any non-originating stations in mandatory transition markets to digital. On August 16, 2011, the CRTC granted a one-year temporary extension to continue operation of 22 repeaters in mandatory markets, including CBEFT, in analogue until August 31, 2012.

On July 31, 2012, CBC and Radio-Canada decommissioned their entire network of re-transmitters nationwide, shutting down all 620 analogue signals permanently as a cost-cutting measure. The network abandoned its over-the-air viewers in every market in which it did not operate broadcast studios, regardless of whether the markets were required to convert to digital television. No CBC or Radio-Canada television re-transmitters were converted to digital. CBC did convert CBEFT's English language sister station CBET to digital, as it is an originating station. On June 8, 2012, local Windsor NDP MPs Brian Masse and Joe Comartin asked CBC president Hubert Lacroix to reconsider shutting down CBEFT, recommending instead to install digital multiplexing equipment and carry CBEFT on a digital subchannel of sister station CBET-DT; this was supported by Windsor City Council. CBC was not willing to implement digital subchannels to restore programming in Windsor or any other market in which one of the two languages was provided by a re-broadcast transmitter.

Current CRTC regulations require they be licensed separately. On July 17, 2012, the CRTC approved the CBC's plans to close down all repeaters, including CBEFT, by August 1, 2012, their licenses were revoked at CBC's request. As CBC retained valuable cable television slots in all communities which it had abandoned over-the-air, the network claims that only a minority of viewers have lost the signal. Following CBEFT's closure on August 1, 2012, the corresponding cable slot on Cogeco and other area systems was assigned to CBLFT. Radio-Canada Ontario CBEFT history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC Canadian station database for CBEFT

WZ-523

The WZ-523 is a six-wheeled Chinese armored personnel carrier designed to be amphibious. Built on the chassis of the Hanyang HY472 truck, it can carry a crew of three and seat up to eight additional passengers. Two primary models were produced—one with a roof-mounted 12.7mm heavy machine gun, the other with a small turret armed with a 35mm grenade launcher and a 7.62mm co-axial general purpose machine gun. An export model that entered service in 2008 as a fire support vehicle was marketed to the Namibian Army; the WZ-523 was unveiled at a military parade in Beijing in October 1984, gaining the NATO designation M1984, although it was destined for export and did not enter large scale service with the People's Liberation Army. An internal security vehicle based on the WZ-523, the ZFB-91, which has a turret armed with a 35 mm grenade launcher and a 7.62 mm machine gun replacing the roof mounted 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun of the WZ-523, is in service with PLA units in Hong Kong and Macau.

When the WZ-523 was first exhibited publicly, there were many observations by international defence analysts regarding its design origins. Although the hull design resembled that of the South African Sandock-Austral Ratel infantry fighting vehicle, subsequent studies have found that while there may have been some South African influence the WZ-523 has many unique characteristics in overall dimensions and technical features. For example, its driving compartment is somewhat reminiscent of the BTR-60, with a single passenger seated next to the driver; the location of the turret ring is similar that of the BTR-60 series rather than the Ratel, being located near the hull center. The People's Liberation Army has deployed the WZ-523 for reconnaissance purposes, for specialized tasks involving artillery and combat support units. Despite being designed as an armored personnel carrier, it was not adopted by Chinese mechanized or motorized infantry forces. Outside of China, Sudan's Military Industry Corporation produces the WZ-523 under license.

WZ-523s have good range and payload, may seat up to ten passengers who enter and debus from a single door in the rear hull. The vehicle has a boat-shaped hull with a trim vane mounted on the glacis plate, it is amphibious once this vane is raised, being propelled at speeds of up to 7 km by two water jets at the rear. A two-piece windscreen is provided for a passenger seated to his right. During combat, the windscreen may be covered by hinged armored shutters. Export models of the WZ-523 are offered with a variety of turreted armament options, including a 12.7mm machine gun and a one-man conical turret incorporating a single 7.62mm general-purpose machine gun to the right and a heavier armament of the customer's choice to the left. WZ-523s in Nigerien and Gabonese service have been re-engined with German Deutz BF6 diesel motors. WZ-523 Armored Personnel Carrier armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. ZFB-91 Internal Security Vehicle based on the WZ-523. China: 60 in service, not including ZFB91 variant.

Chad: 10 Ethiopia: 20 Gabon: 3 Ghana: 58 delivered in 2009-2010. Namibia: 21. Niger: 2 Sudan: produced under license as the Shareef 2. WZ551 Ratel EE-11 Urutu SIBMAS Pindad Anoa Berliet VXB-170 Foss, Christopher F. Jane's Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide. London: HarperCollins, 2002. ISBN 0-00-712759-6

Someshvara Temple, Haranhalli

The Someshvara temple at Haranhalli is an example of 13th century Hoysala architecture. Haranhalli is located about 35 km from Hassan city in India; the temple was built in 1235 A. D. by the Hoysala Empire King Vira Someshwara. A few hundred meters from this temple is the more ornate Lakshminarasimha temple which dates to the same period; the main deity in this temple is the Hindu god Shiva represented by the linga. The temple is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India; the temple plan is similar to that of the Lakshminarasimha temple, but according to art historian Foekema, its overall decorative ornamentation is somewhat lesser in quality though there are some well executed reliefs. The temple plan is a ekakuta but made to look like a trikuta due to the two simple lateral shrine like structures; the main shrine is stellate, has a complete superstructure and a sukhanasi, similar to that in the Lakshminarasimha temple. The temple stands on a platform called jagati, a feature common to many Hoysala temples.

The platform, in addition to adding visual beauty, provides the devotees a path for circumambulation around the temple. According to Foekema, the decoration in the interior of the temple and the upper parts of the walls deserves special mention for its taste; the tower over the shrine and its vestibule are intact. The kalasa on top of the tower is however missing; the decorative plan of the walls of the shrines and the hall is of the "new kind". In the "new kind" of decorative articulation, the first heavy eaves runs below the superstructure and all around the temple with a projection of about half a meter; the second eaves runs around the temple about a meter below the first. In between the two eaves are the miniature decorative towers on pilasters. Below the second eaves are the wall panel of their attendants in relief. Below this, at the base are the six equal width rectangular moldings. Starting from the top, the friezes depict; this is followed by leafy scrolls in the fourth frieze. The fifth and sixth friezes exhibit high quality workmanship in depicting horses and elephants respectively.

Many blocks of the superstructure have no carvings. According to Foekema, in some places the frieze work on the moldings at the base is incomplete compromising its overall articulation. Gerard Foekema, A Complete Guide to Hoysala Temples, Abhinav, 1996 ISBN 81-7017-345-0 Kamath, Suryanath U.. A concise history of Karnataka: from pre-historic times to the present. Bangalore: Jupiter books. LCCN 80905179. OCLC 7796041

Soundwell F.C.

Soundwell Football Club was an association football club who played in Soundwell, near Bristol. The club competed in the Western League and the FA Cup in the 1940s and 1950s. In September 2012, people from one of the City of Bristol colleges made ideas of reforming the defunct Soundwell FC, plans were going into talks. In October 2013, the college had been granted funds, further talks will now go ahead and a decision should be made by the end of 2013. Soundwell produced several young players who went on to become professionals with Bristol Rovers. Among their alumni are Geoff Bradford, who went on to play for England, as well as Bryan Bush, Len Hodges and Bobby Jones, who all played for Bristol Rovers, Arnie White, who played for Bristol City. Soundwell spent six seasons in the Western League, between 1945 and 1951, their finishing position for each season is given in the table below

Conus nybakkeni

Conus nybakkeni is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these marine snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. A narrowly conical shell with angular shoulders, an elevated and scalariform spire, a body whorl with flat sides; the protoconch is paucispiral with two whorls, fluted nodules are present on the shoulders of the earliest teleoconch whorls. The sutural ramps lack cords; the color consists of light golden brown with white blotches in a spiral pattern. The aperture is blue-white to lavender in color; the protoconch and early whorls are white. The shell is similar in shape to juvenile Conus scalaris, its length is between 50.9 mm. This species has only been found in deep water between 47 and 60 meters in Bahia de Los Angeles and Bahia los Fragiles, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Puillandre N. Duda T. F. Meyer C. Olivera B.

M. & Bouchet P.. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1-23 World Register of Marine Species "Gradiconus nybakkeni". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019