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One such front that has witnessed a massive migration of ideas from on screen to off it is the style front. Fashion lovers often sit and take notes looking at what their favourite stars are wearing. And one such outfit that has served as a staple to Bollywood, no matter the plotline or story, is the six yard drape, the coveted sari. The sheer elegance and panache a sari boasts of remains unparalleled to date and the result of which is the fact that some screen saris will never go out of style. Timeless, elegant and charismatic; here are five saris from the screen that have found an eternal place in the hearts, minds (and wardrobes) of women across the country.
Full screen 1 2 Read more on:ElectricMotorsportMercedes BenzPorsche In recent years, when Mercedes and Porsche have put their minds (and money) into certain areas of motorsport they ve tended to do rather well.Famously, Porsche spent rather a lot on its 919 Hybrid programme for LMP1 endurance racing between 2014 and 2017. This brought a hat trick of successes at Le Mans in 2015, 2016 and 2017, with Porsche also securing the World Endurance Championship in each of those years. Then there s Mercedes F1, that little known team who have done okay in the past few seasons.
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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the MercifulVerily, all praise is for Allah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our own souls (and from our bad deeds). Whomsoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, (alone and without any partner) and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.
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The case of the British boy who was badly injured by an accident he sustained traveling down the pavement on a bike one handed has been documented in BMJ Case Reports. According to the report, he had been cycling at walking pace (and with a drink in hand) when he hit a stationary car.The collision left him with a 12 to 14 centimeter (4.7 inches to 5.5 inches) cut that extended from his left groin, across the pubic bone and to the right, and 10 centimeters into the perineum a term describing the area between the anus and the genitals.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD Cohan;s return to The Walking Dead became possible when ABC cancelled her show, Whiskey Cavalier. Although, producers teased that she would have been able to make a cameo. On screen, her character left her leadership position at Hilltop to find new communities with a woman named Georgie.Maggie has been gone for the entirety of the time jump since the departure of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Her character has been brought up in conversation but we haven ''t heard from or seen her during this period.
However, the two parted ways after Quantum Break, which proved to be very disappointing in terms of sales, particularly when compared to the development costs. The game (and its built in TV show) featured multiple high profile actors such as Aidan Gillen, Lance Reddick, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Patrick Heusinger, Marshall Allman, Courtney Hope, Amelia Rose Blaire, and Mimi Michaels. Additionally, Microsoft was adamant that they would have to own the Quantum Break IP (unlike Alan Wake, which is now fully owned by Remedy), which meant only Microsoft has the power to greenlight any sequels.
Cheating and infidelity have no place in relationships and marriage. But, unfortunately, it still occurs. But why do people cheat, in the first place?There are many reasons why people cheat on partners they claim to love and want to be with. However, a cheating husband''s reasons may differ from that of a cheating wife.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
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Key point: Yet Germany was left too destitute to implement its plans. In 1917, even as Germany began to prepare to launch what it expected to be war winning offensives in the Atlantic and in France, its naval architects began to think about the postwar naval balance. Even if Germany could knock out France and Italy as great powers, it could only defeat Britain by applying economic pain, and that pain would end when the guns fell silent. Thus, Germany could look forward to renewed naval competition with the British, and almost certainly the Americans. Accordingly, the Germans developed designs for the advanced battlecruisers and battleships that would have become the new High Seas Fleet if Germany had won the war. Strategic Stage Until mid 1918, Germany expected to win the war, and expected that its future security threats would come primarily from maritime powers, namely the United States and the United Kingdom. Germany would win territorial and political concessions in the east and the west, and might be able to recover some of its colonial territories (or perhaps take some from France and Italy. Consequently, Germany would need a competitive surface fleet in addition to its U boats. The war had slowed capital ship construction in Britain and Germany (although notably not in Japan or the United States), and existing German ships were quickly approaching obsolescence. The only super dreadnoughts immediately available to the Germans would have been the four ships of the Bayern class (in reality, only two of the ships were completed) and the seven battlecruisers of the Mackensen class and Yorck class (of which none were completed). The Bayerns could make twenty one knots, and carried eight 15 guns on a 32,000 ton displacement. Both the Mackensen and Yorck classes were a major step up from the pre war battlecruisers. The Mackensen s carried eight 13.8 guns on a 36,000 ton displacement, with a speed of twenty eight knots, while the Yorcks would have carried eight 15 guns, displaced 38,000 tons, and made twenty seven knots. Against this, the Kaiserliche Marine faced twenty one British super dreadnoughts and four modern battlecruisers, along with another thirteen American super dreadnoughts. Both the British and the Americans threw themselves into post war construction, with the latter planning seven more battleships and six battlecruisers, and the former four battleships and four battlecruisers. Having won the war, Germany would have immediately faced a very threatening maritime environment. The L20e class was the beginning of the solution. Displacing 48,000 tons, the L20e would have carried eight 16.5 guns in four twin turrets and made twenty six knots. The L20e would have been roughly the same size as the proposed British N3 class, which traded three knots of speed for a much heavier main armament (9 18 guns in three triple turrets). The American South Dakotas would also have tipped the scales at 48,000 tons, with a speed of 23 knots, but would have carried twelve 16 guns in four triple turrets. The concentration on speed suggests that the German were prepping for a fast battleship squadron, similar in many ways to that of the Japanese. Japan s Nagato and (planned) Tosa class battleships could make twenty six knots; the successor Kii class would have made nearly thirty. In contrast to the British and American approaches, there was to be little gap between the fast battlecruisers and the slow battleships. Germany s decision on this point may have stemmed from lessons learned in the Battle of Jutland, where its battlecruisers endured enormous punishment while taking limited losses. It is likely a decision that would have paid off down the line; the slow battleships of the USN and RN were notably limited in the Second World War. Wrap In the real world, Germany was beaten, the High Seas Fleet was scuttled at Scapa, and the three great naval powers settled their differences with the Washington Naval Treaty. That treaty sharply limited naval construction, prohibiting the construction of an entire generation of new battleships. It offered a naval holiday that gave the people of the world a much needed rest after several years of bitter conflict. The Washington Naval Treaty was a means of managing competition between recent allies who could foresee conflict on the horizon. Had Germany won the war, relations with both the United States and the United Kingdom would have remained tense. Under these circumstances it is difficult to imagine how Germany would have participated in a multilateral arms control agreement like the Washington Naval Treaty. Having just escaped the Great War (and the influenza that followed it) the world would almost immediately have been thrown into another great naval race. This would have produced an altogether more dangerous world, with four different great powers struggling for maritime dominance. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to the National Interest, is author of The Battleship Book . He serves as a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. This article first appeared earlier this year. Image: Wikipedia. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The Walking Dead saw the introduction of Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) back in season six, shortly before killing off a couple members of Rick Grimes ' (Andrew Lincoln) group. Since then, the tyrant has been imprisoned and tortured, leaving him a hugely different person. Despite this, viewers took issue with a recent episode of the show ''s tenth season.Whilst Negan was on the run with Brandon (Blaine Kern III), they bumped into a mother and son who were having a hard time.
Released in 1998, directed by the late John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Ronin is about a group of mercenaries hired to steal a mysterious briefcase (whose contents are at no point revealed). Despite the confounding plot it s one of our favourite films. Chiefly because of the cars (and car chases), one of which was a dark green, first generation Audi S8. Ronin made the S8 cool. The quintessential Q car, a perfect means of transportation for discerning baddies. It wasn t even that brilliant a car. Looked good, though, and had a strong naturally aspirated 4.2 litre V8 mated to slushy automatic gearbox (in Germany you could even get it with a manual) and Quattro four wheel drive.
The Walking Dead fans were just a little confused by Negan s comments in season 10 when he stressed that he would never hurt a child. He didn t exactly wrap Carl Grimes in cotton wool.Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) came into The Walking Dead taking absolutely no prisoners, immediately pulverising Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) and Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) with his blood thirsty baseball bat Lucille and Carl (Chandler Riggs) was right in his firing line too, just to get revenge on the teen s father Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).