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The Love Bug

The Love Bug is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and the first in a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named Herbie. It was based on the 1961 book Car, Girl by Gordon Buford; the movie follows the adventures of Herbie, Herbie's driver, Jim Douglas, Jim's love interest, Carole Bennett. It features Buddy Hackett as Jim's enlightened, kind-hearted friend, Tennessee Steinmetz, a character who creates "art" from used car parts. English actor David Tomlinson portrays the villainous Peter Thorndyke, the owner of an auto showroom and an SCCA national champion who sells Herbie to Jim and becomes his racing rival. In 1968, Jim Douglas is a miserable racing driver, reduced to competing in demolition derby races against drivers half his age. Jim lives in an old fire house overlooking San Francisco Bay with his friend and mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz, a jolly Brooklynite who extols the virtues of spiritual enlightenment, having spent time amongst Buddhist monks in Tibet, builds "art" from car parts.

After yet another race ends in a crash, Jim finds himself without a car and heads into town in search of some cheap wheels. He is enticed into an upmarket European car showroom after setting eyes on an attractive sales assistant and mechanic, Carole Bennett. Jim witnesses the dealership's British owner, Peter Thorndyke, being unnecessarily abusive towards a white Volkswagen Beetle that rolls into the showroom, defends the car's honor, much to Thorndyke's displeasure; the following morning, Jim is shocked to find that the car is parked outside his house and that Thorndyke is pressing charges for grand theft. A heated argument between Jim and Thorndyke is settled when Carole persuades Thorndyke to drop the charges if Jim purchases the car on a system of monthly payments. Jim soon finds that the car is prone to going out of his control and believes Thorndyke has conned him. Tennessee, believes certain inanimate objects to have hearts and minds of their own and tries to befriend the car, naming it Herbie.

Jim's feelings about his new acquisition soon improve when it appears that Herbie is intent on bringing him and Carole together. He discovers Herbie to have an incredible turn of speed for a car of his size and decides to take him racing. After watching Jim and Herbie win their first race together, himself a major force on the local racing scene, offers to cancel the remaining payments Jim owes on Herbie if Jim can win a race that they will both be competing in at Riverside that month. Jim accepts, despite Thorndyke's underhanded tactics, he and Herbie take the victory. Over the next few months, they go on to become the toast of the Californian racing circuit, while Thorndyke suffers humiliating defeats. Thorndyke loses his composure and persuades Carole to take Jim out on a date while he sneaks round to Jim's house. After Tennessee gets drunk on his own Irish coffee recipe, Thorndyke proceeds to tip the remainder of the alcoholic coffee and whipped cream into Herbie's gas tank. At the following day's race, an hungover Herbie shudders to a halt and backfires while Thorndyke blasts to victory.

However, as the crowd admires Thorndyke's victory, Herbie blows some whipped cream out of his exhaust pipe, covering Thorndyke. That evening, Carole comes to Jim's house to help Tennessee repair Herbie. Carole hears the whole truth about Herbie having a mind of his own and having a great speed for winning races instead of Jim. Jim returns home in a brand new Lamborghini 400GT, has agreed to sell Herbie to Thorndyke to pay the remaining installments that he owes on it. Jim states his need for a "big and strong car" to drive in the upcoming El Dorado road race, but finds no sympathy from Tennessee or Carole. Carole angrily confronts Jim to make him realize that he did not care about Herbie and that he was not winning any of the races he participated in after hearing what Tennessee said to her, she believed him. Jim doesn't get sympathy from Herbie who proceeds to damage the Lamborghini, this angers Jim, causing him to damage Herbie with a shovel. Tennessee tries to stop Jim and says that Herbie was jealous and Jim agrees because he gets the credit for winning races.

By the moment he says this, it does makes him realize that Herbie has a mind of his own. By the time Thorndyke arrives to collect Herbie, Jim refuses the money from him and sees that Herbie has run away. Jim sets off into the night hoping to find Herbie and make amends before the car is seized by Thorndyke's goons. After narrowly escaping being torn apart in Thorndyke's workshop, a destructive spree through Chinatown, during the Chinese New Year's parade, Herbie is about to launch himself off the Golden Gate Bridge when Jim reaches him. In his attempt to stop Herbie from driving off the bridge, Jim nearly falls into the water. Herbie pulls Jim back to safety after seeing that it is Jim and that he does care about him, but is impounded by the San Francisco Police Department. There, Tang Wu, a Chinese businessman whose store was damaged during Herbie's rampage, demands compensation that Jim can no longer afford. Using the Chinese language he had learned while in Tibet, Tennessee tries to reason with Wu, learns that he is a huge racing fan who knows all about Jim and Herbie's exploits.

Wu is willing to drop the charges in exchange for becoming Herbie's new owner. Jim agrees to this, as long as Wu allows him to race the car in t

HMS Sharpshooter (1917)

HMS Sharpshooter was an R-class destroyer which served with the Royal Navy during World War I. She was launched on 27 February 1917 and took part in the Navy’s bombardment of Ostend that year. After the war, Sharpshooter joined the Navy gunnery training establishment at Plymouth and was sold to be broken up on 29 April 1927. Sharpshooter was one of ten R-class destroyers ordered by the British Admiralty in December 1915 as part of the Seventh War Construction Programme; the ship was laid down at the William Beardmore and Company shipyard in Dalmuir during May 1916, launched in December 1916 and completed in February 1917. Sharpshooter was 276 feet long overall, with a beam of a draught of 9 feet. Displacement was 1,065 long tons normal. Power was provided by three Yarrow boilers feeding two Parsons geared steam turbines rated at 27,000 shaft horsepower and driving two shafts, to give a design speed of 36 knots. Three funnels were fitted. 296 long tons of oil were carried. Armament consisted of three QF 4in Mk IV guns on the ship's centreline, with one on the forecastle, one aft on a raised platform and one between the second and third funnels.

A single 2-pounder pom-pom anti-aircraft gun was carried, while torpedo armament consisted of two twin mounts for 21 in torpedoes. Fire control included a Vickers range clock; the ship had a complement of men. On commissioning, Sharpshooter joined the 10th Destroyer Flotilla of the Harwich Force. On 4 June 1917, Sharpshooter was deployed as part of a large group of seven cruisers and twenty-five destroyers to protect the monitors Erebus and Terror in their bombardment of the German held Belgian port of Ostend. At 2:30 in the morning of 5 June, the destroyer was part of a flotilla of four cruisers and nine destroyers that were patrolling off Thornton Bank when they spotted the German destroyers S15 and S20. Along with Satyr and Torrent, Sharpshooter damaged S15 and sank S20. On 1 June 1918, the destroyer rescued one of the first pilots of the Royal Australian Navy, Captain A. C. Sharwood, who ditched his Sopwith 2F.1 Camel, operated from Sydney, nearby. Sharpshooter remained part of the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at the end of the war.

After the conflict, the ship was transferred to the Gunnery School at Portsmouth and, on 5 March 1919, was reduced to Reduced Complement. The destroyer was sold for scrap to Thos W Ward at Briton Ferry on 29 April 1927. Colledge, J. J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: A Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy From the 15th Century to the Present. London: Chatham. ISBN 978-1-93514-907-1. Dittmar, F. J.. J.. British Warships 1914–1919. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0380-7. Friedman, Norman. British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the First World War. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9. Gardiner, Robert. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. Mark D. Karau; the Naval Flank of the Western Front: The German MarineKorps Flandern 1914–1918. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-231-8. March, Edgar J.. British Destroyers: A History of Development 1892–1953. London: Seeley Service & Co. ISBN 1-84832-049-3. Newbolt, Henry.

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Sam Horn

Samuel Lee Horn is an American former baseball player who spent parts of eight seasons in Major League Baseball and was an anchor for New England Sports Network, the flagship station of Boston sports teams. Horn grew up in San Diego and went to Samuel F. B. Morse High School with Mark McLemore, where they were coached by Bob Mendoza, a San Diego Hall of Champions Coaching Legend inductee. Horn was the 1982 first round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox. In 1987, after batting.321, with 30 home runs, 82 runs batted in and a league leading.649 slugging percentage for the Triple-A level Pawtucket Red Sox, Horn was called up to the Boston Red Sox mid-season. He continued to find success, hitting.278 with 14 home runs and 34 RBI’s in just 158 at-bats as a rookie with the major league Red Sox. During his eight-season major league career with Boston, Baltimore and Texas, Horn hit.240, with a total of 62 home runs, including 23 home runs during the 1991 season as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. After leaving MLB, Horn played for the Taipei Gida in 1997 and 1998.

He hit the first home run in the Taiwan Major League and held the record of being the highest paid player in the Taiwan professional baseball history until surpassed by Chin-Feng Chen in 2006. On April 6, 1992, he scored the first run at Camden Yards. Horn’s most notable professional baseball “achievement” occurred on July 17, 1991 when he became only the fifth player in MLB history to strike out six times in a game; this occurred during a 15-inning game with the Milwaukee Brewers, after which teammate and former Cy Young Award winner Mike Flanagan famously told assembled media- including baseball historian Tim Kurkjian- that, “from now on, six will be known as a ‘Horn’. Seven will be a ‘Horn-A-Plenty’; when you make history, you’ve got to put your name on it.” Baseball writer Paul Dickson has included the “Horn” in every version of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary since. Horn worked for New England Sports Network. Horn's catch-phrase was ka-pow; the Red Sox fans' message board website called Sons of Sam Horn, used by Red Sox players and management, is named after Horn.

In July 2007, he declared his candidacy for President of Red Sox Nation. On August 15, 2007, a group calling themselves the "Fans of Sam Horn" took out an ad in USA Today, telling his fans to vote for him for President of Red Sox Nation. In August 2017, Horn debuted his TV show. Guests included Jackie Bradley Jr, Sam Kennedy, Walter McCarty, other sports figures and CEOs. Horn's main goal is to show the public how they train, cope with stress, fuel their bodies for success. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

Harmening High Flyer

The Harmening High Flyer is an American powered parachute, designed and produced by Harmening's High Flyers of Genoa, Illinois. The aircraft was introduced in 1988 and production ended when the company went out of business in circa 2008; the aircraft was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules, including the category's maximum empty weight of 254 lb. The aircraft has a standard empty weight of 247 lb; the aircraft was designed to be a optionally two-seater. The base model High Flyer features an MK Superfit rip-stop nylon parachute-style high-wing, tricycle landing gear and a single 45 hp 2si 460-F engine in pusher configuration. Variants use other engines; the aircraft is built from a combination of bolted 6061-T6 aluminium, welded 4130 steel tubing and mild steel. In flight steering is accomplished via foot pedals that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw. On the ground the aircraft has lever-controlled nosewheel steering; the main landing gear incorporates sprung steel suspension.

The aircraft was factory supplied in the form of an assembly kit that requires 30–40 hours to complete. Reviewer Andre Cliche described the aircraft as "a proven design". By 1998 the company reported that 75 kits had been sold and 75 aircraft were completed and flying. High Flyer Base model with 45 hp two-stroke 2si 460-F engine. Cost was US$9,500 in 2001. High Flyer Standard Model with 50 hp two stroke Rotax 503 engine. Cost was US$9,395 in 2000. Twenty-five completed and flown by early 2000. High Flyer Deluxe Model with 50 hp larger fuel tank. Cost was US$9,895 in 2000. Twenty-five completed and flown by early 2000. High Flyer Premiere Model with 60 hp four-stroke HKS 700E engine. Cost was US$14,980 in 2000. Thirty completed and flown by early 2000. High Flyer Executive Model with 65 hp two-stroke Hirth 2706 engine. Cost was US$11,999 in 2000. Thirty completed and flown by early 2000. High Five Model with 64 hp two-stroke Rotax 582 engine. Cost was US$12,250 in 2005. Ten completed and flown by early 2005.

Data from KitplanesGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: optionally one passenger, if second seat fitted Length: 10 ft 0 in Wingspan: 39 ft parachute wing span Height: 7 ft 0 in carriage height only Wing area: 550 sq ft Empty weight: 280 lb Gross weight: 830 lb Fuel capacity: 9 U. S. gallons Powerplant: 1 × Hirth 2706 twin cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, 65 hp Performance Cruise speed: 26 mph Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min Company website archives on

Martial industrial

Martial industrial is a syncretic offshoot of industrial music characterized by noise, dark ambient atmospheres, neofolk melodies, dark wave tunes and neoclassical orchestrations as well as the incorporation of audio from military marches, historical speeches and political, apolitical or metapolitical lyrics. Unlike other post-industrial genres, martial industrial is interested more in a particular worldview or philosophy than pure experimentalism. Laibach were one of the first bands to incorporate military marches in their industrial music and display politically provocative aesthetics. Boyd Rice and Douglas P. the noise and neofolk pioneers adopted such attitude at several occasions to its extreme. Allerseelen, either through ritual hymns or alchemical folklore followed in the same vein. Militant but less provocative and more esoteric were the heroic choral outputs of ACTUS. Les Joyaux de la Princesse developed the genre further, offering a mesmerizing style of dark ambient intermingled with historical samples and interbellum chansons.

The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud / Der Blutharsch enriched this tradition, adding darkwave medieval melodies to the mix. In Slaughter Natives and Puissance expanded the genre towards orchestral and neoclassical paths, respectively; the term'Martial' does not refer only to military drumming but in general to ominous/dramatic atmospheres and a particular thematology, style and Weltanschauung. The term'industrial' does not denote only old-school industrial music, but rather the broad spectrum of post-industrial scene. Thus, sonically diverse bands like Genocide Organ, Oda Relicta, Stahlwerk 9, N. K. V. D. Die Weisse Rose, Axon Neuron/Vagwa, Gae Bolg and the Church of Fand, H. E. R. R. and Scivias can all be grouped under the umbrella of'martial industrial'. Martial industrial music uses imagery related to war, totalitarian regimes, European nationalism, military displays, political mass gatherings – contexts, in short, where the individual is subsumed by history and the mass will. A range of philosophical, political, or religious themes with an illiberal, anti-cosmopolitan, anti-egalitarian bias predominate, such as Friedrich Nietzsche's Overman, Oswald Spengler's pessimistic vision of Western decline, Mircea Eliade's theories about sacred practice and symbolism, René Guénon's writings on the "spiritual degeneration" of the West, Ernst Jünger's ideas about the renewing power of war and adversity, Julius Evola's reactionary apoliteia and mysticism, Nazi mysticism, pre-Christian paganism.

Martial industrial is produced world-wide. However, the scene is strong in Germany, France, Italy and Russia; some bands declare interests in learning of fascistic ideology, while others favor monarchism, but some others are eco-anarchists and National Bolsheviks. Some explore the erotic dimension of uniform aesthetics. Martial industrial artists do not touch historical/political issues. Other bands that touch such issues and use politically incorrect imagery refuse to disclose their real convictions. Military band March music Anton Shekhovtsov,'Apoliteic music: Neo-Folk, Martial Industrial and "metapolitical fascism"', Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 431–457

2014–15 West of Scotland Super League Premier Division

The 2014–15 West of Scotland Super League Premier Division was the thirteenth Super League Premier Division competition since the formation of the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region in 2002. The season began on 30 August 2014; the winners of this competition were eligible to enter round one of the 2015–16 Scottish Cup. The two last placed sides are relegated to the Super League First Division; the third-bottom placed side will enter the West Region league play-off, a two-legged tie against the third placed side in the Super League First Division, to decide the final promotion/relegation spot. Auchinleck Talbot won their third successive title on 23 May 2015. Auchinleck Talbot were the reigning champions. Troon and Beith Juniors were promoted from the Super League First Division, replacing the automatically relegated Pollok and Largs Thistle. Shotts Bon Accord claimed a third promotion spot after defeating Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the West Region League play-off. Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, who finished third in the Super League First Division, defeated Shotts Bon Accord 4 – 1 on aggregate in the West Region League play-off.

Rob Roy will replace Shotts in the 2015–16 West of Scotland Super League Premier Division