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USS Midway (CV-41)

USS Midway is an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U. S. aircraft carrier too big to transit the Panama Canal. She operated for 47 years, during which time she saw action in the Vietnam War and served as the Persian Gulf flagship in 1991's Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned in 1992, she is now a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum, in San Diego and the only remaining U. S. aircraft carrier commissioned right after World War II ended, not an Essex-class aircraft carrier. Midway was laid down 27 October 1943 in Shipway 11 at Newport News Shipbuilding Co. Newport News, Virginia. After shakedown in the Caribbean, Midway joined the U. S. Atlantic Fleet training schedule, with Norfolk as its homeport. From 20 February 1946, it was the flagship for Carrier Division 1. In March, it tested equipment and techniques for cold-weather operations in the North Atlantic.

In September 1947, a captured German V-2 rocket was test-fired from the flight deck in Operation Sandy, the first large-rocket launch from a moving platform, the only moving-platform launch for a V-2. While the rocket lifted off, it tilted and broke up at 15,000 feet. On 29 October 1947, Midway sailed for the first of its annual deployments with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. Between deployments, Midway trained and received alterations to accommodate heavier aircraft as they were developed. In June 1951, Midway operated in the Atlantic off the Virginia Capes during carrier suitability tests of the F9F-5 Panther. On 23 June, as Cdr. George Chamberlain Duncan attempted a landing in BuNo 125228, a downdraft just aft of the stern caused Duncan to crash, his plane's forward fuselage broke away and rolled down the deck, he suffered burns. Footage of the crash has been used in several films, including Men of the Fighting Lady and The Hunt for Red October. In 1952, the ship participated in North Sea maneuvers with NATO forces.

On 1 October, the ship was redesignated CVA-41. Midway cleared Norfolk 27 December 1954 for a world cruise, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope for Taiwan, where it joined the 7th Fleet for operations in the Western Pacific until 28 June 1955. During these operations, Midway pilots flew cover for the evacuation from the Quemoy-Matsu crisis from the Tachen Islands of 15,000 Chinese nationalist troops and 20,000 Chinese civilians, along with their livestock. Controversy arose during the cruise when the Midway docked in South Africa. Democratic senator Herbert Lehman sent a telegram to Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas when he learned of a supposed United States Navy plan to segregate 400 non-European members of the crew of the Midway while it was in Cape Town. Fellow Democrat senator Hubert Humphrey soon joined Lehman, additionally sending a letter to the Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, asking that'immediate steps be taken to see that equal treatment is given to American service personnel allowed shore leave in South Africa, or eliminate Cape Town as a port of call', that:'To me this is a shocking of discrimination that should not be tolerated by our Government.

Every American soldier or sailor is an American regardless of race, colour or creed, is entitled to be respected and treated as such anywhere in the world.'An anonymous Navy official stated that the Department of the Navy did not know of the arrangements that were to be made between the officers of the Midway and South African authorities, that African-American members of the crew would not be segregated while still aboard the Midway. Clarence Mitchell Jr. urged Thomas not to allow the Midway to dock at Cape Town. James H. Smith Jr. Acting Secretary of the Navy at the time, replied that the stop at Cape Town was to'satisfy an operational logistic requirement.' and that it was customary to observe local laws and regulations while visiting foreign ports. Captain Reynold Delos Hogle of the Midway stated that while in port, the Midway would be United States territory and federal United States laws would apply. In the end, the crew of the Midway were not made to abide by Apartheid, saying that'At Hartleyvale this afternoon and at the concert to-night and non-European members of the crew have been asked to attend.

There will be no segregation whatsoever'. On 28 June 1955, the ship sailed for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where Midway underwent an extensive modernization program. Midway received an enclosed hurricane bow, an aft deck-edge elevator, an angled flight deck, steam catapults, returning to service on 30 September 1957. Home ported at Alameda, Midway began annual deployments with the 7th Fleet in 1958, in the South China Sea during the Laotian Crisis of spring 1961. During the 1962 deployment, the ship's aircraft tested the air defense systems of Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, Taiwan. Midway again sailed for the Far East 6 March 1965, from mid-April flew strikes against military and logistics installations in North and South Vietnam. Returning to Alameda on 23 November, Midway entered San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard on 11 February 1966 for a massive modernization, which proved expensive and controversial; the flight deck was enlarged from 2.8 to 4 acres, the angle of the flight deck landing area was increased to 13.5 degrees.

The elevators were enlarged and given dou

Brianna Davey

Brianna Iris Davey is an Australian footballer in both the soccer and Australian rules football codes. In soccer, she was a goalkeeper who played for the Matildas and played in the W-League for Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City. In 2016, she stopped playing soccer to play Australian rules football, was one of two initial marquee recruits for Carlton in the inaugural AFL Women's league, she won the club's best and fairest award in her first season as well as being named All-Australian. In 2018 she was appointed captain of the club's AFLW side. In 2019 she was traded to Collingwood. Davey was an Australian rules football player until discovered kicking a ball at age 13 by a soccer scout while on a family holiday. Discovered to have a talent as goalkeeper, Davey made inroads early and made Victorian representative and elite squads. Signed to Melbourne Victory Women as a fifteen-year-old as back-up keeper to Matildas captain Melissa Barbieri in Season 2010–11, she made three appearances in the short 11 match season.

Having done enough to prove to head coach Vicki Linton that she was as talented as the ageing Barbieri, Linton cut Barbieri and installed Davey as the number one choice. She went on to be the standout keeper for the first half of Season 2011–12 of the W-League. In August 2013, Davey agreed to play for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Linköping FC during the Australian off-season. Linköping coach Martin Sjögren required a replacement for Sofia Lundgren. On signing Davey Sjögren described her as "probably the world's most talented goalkeeper". On 20 August 2015, after five years with Victory, Davey signed a contract with intra-city rivals Melbourne City, becoming the first goalkeeper for their newly created W-League side. Davey has represented Australia in the Young Matildas facing-off for the starting position with Brisbane Roar prodigy Casey Dumont. After being involved in national team camps for over a year, Davey made her international debut for the Matildas in a 4–0 friendly victory over Haiti.

After a four-month residency programme, national coach Alen Stajcic dropped Davey from Australia's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. Resurgent veteran Melissa Hudson was recalled at Davey's expense. After missing the World Cup squad, Davey began playing with the St Kilda Sharks in the Victorian Women's Football League in the 2015 winter. Despite not having played Australian rules football since her early junior days, she was recognised as one of the top midfielders in the competition capable of playing as a key defender, she played for the Western Bulldogs in exhibition women's matches in 2015 and 2016, having been the top pick in the 2015 mini-draft held to allocate players for the matches. After having played both codes in parallel for two years, Davey committed to Australian rules football, signing as a marquee player for Carlton in the inaugural AFL Women's competition. In January 2017, she was announced alongside Madeline Keryk, she made her debut in round 1, 2017, in the club and the league's inaugural match at IKON Park against Collingwood.

At the end of the season, Davey received her team's nominations for both the AFLW Players’ Most Courageous Award and the AFLW Players’ Most Valuable Player Award, was listed in the 2017 All-Australian team. She was awarded the club's inaugural best and fairest award in a ceremony in April 2017. Carlton signed Davey for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017, she was appointed the team's captain for the 2018 season, taking over for inaugural captain Lauren Arnell. In round 2 she suffered a serious knee injury, confirmed to be a season-ending ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Davey returned to Carlton in 2019 and captained them side to a Grand Final appearance against Adelaide, subsequently lost. In April 2019, Davey was traded to Collingwood. Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season Women's association football in Australia Women's Australian rules football in Australia Brianna Davey at Soccerway Brianna Davey's profile on the official website of the Carlton Football Club Brianna Davey at AustralianFootball.com

Akira Toriyama: The World

Akira Toriyama: The World is an image soundtrack featuring music from three anime film adaptations of works by Akira Toriyama: Dragon Ball Z: Chikyū Marugoto Chōkessen, Pink: Water Bandit, Rain Bandit and Kennosuke-sama. It was released by Columbia Records on July 7, 1990; this album features vocal tracks from the films based on three Akira Toriyama properties featured at the 1990 Toei Anime Fair of the same name, which were Pink: Water Bandit, Rain Bandit, Kennosuke-sama, Dragon Ball Z: Chikyū Marugoto Chōkessen. Tracks 2-4 would go on to be included in fourth volume of the Dragon Ball Z: Complete Song Collection, Promise of Eternity and the Super Complete Collection. Cha-La Head-Cha-La プラス・アルファ(+α)Purasu Arufa /Plus Alpha ここにおいでよKoko ni Oide Yo/Come On Over Here! 自然の合図Shizen no Aizu/Signs of Nature まるごとMarugoto/The Whole World Go Ahead!! おとめはミステリーOtomeha Misuterī/The Young Girl Mystery 水玉のアンブレラ Mizutama no Anburera/Waterdrop of the Umbrella 剣之介﹑参上!!Kennokai, Sanjô!!/Kennokai, a Visit!! 古今東西皆の衆Kokon Tôzai Mina no Shū Hironobu Kageyama Hironobu Kageyama & Ammy Shin’ichi Ishihara Kuko Hironobu Kageyama & Ammy Takeshi & Kuko Mia Masuda Mia Masuda Yumi Fuyuma Yumi Fuyuma & Ginsan Matsuo A month Columbia released a follow up call Akira Toriyama: The World Pink Songs & BGM.

This album focuses on the film Pink: Water Bandit, Rain Bandit. The three songs from the previous album Pink's theme "Mizutama no Umbrella",and the two image songs "Otomeha Mystery" and "GO AHEAD!!" were ported to this album along with the film's score. Album Overture Pink Music Part 1 GO AHEAD!! Pink Music Part 2 おとめはミステリー Otomeha Misuterī/The Young Girl Mystery Pink Music Part 3 おとめはミステリー Otomeha Misuterī/The Young Girl Mystery Pink Music Part 4 水玉のアンブレラ Mizutama no Anburera/Waterdrop of the Umbrella 水玉のアンブレラ Mizutama no Anburera/Waterdrop of the Umbrella Yahoo Music page Yahoo Music page Pink music