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Slovenia Merges Air Force and Air Defence Units

ON FEBRUARY 1, all the Slovenian Army’s (SV — Slovenska Vojska) air force and air defence units were integrated into a new unit known as the Brigada Zracne Obrambe in Letalstva (BRZOL — Air Defence and Air Force Brigade).

An official establishment ceremony was held at Cerklje ob Krki air base on February 12, attended by Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, who said that forming BRZOL would make military aviation and air defence units more effective. Integrating Slovenia’s air force and air defence assets into a single unit took place just three years and three months after they were separated, when

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Slingsby Т67 Firefly

В конце 1970-х годов британская компания «Slingsby Aviation» подписала лицензионное соглашение на постройку модификации легкого самолета Fournier RF6B Club. Компания начала с постройки первой партии из 10 самолетов, в целом схожих с RF6B-120 и получивших обозначение Slingsby Т67А. Самолет представлял собой низкоплан стандартной конструкции с двухместной кабиной и неубирающимся шасси. Он оснащался четырехцилиндровым поршневым двигателем 0-235-L2A мощностью 118 л.с. Первый самолет поднялся в воздух 15 марта 1981 года.

Компания «Slingsby» доработала проект Т67 под использование стеклопластиковых конструкционных материалов, в результате чего вскоре появился первый серийный гражданский вариант Т67В. Крыло, фюзеляж и хвостовое оперение самолета изготавливались преимущественно из композитов, а в

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SLIDE

Slides and helter-skelters hold a particular fascination for active youngsters. The adrenalin they gain from zooming down the slide seems to give them the energy to race from the bottom back up to the top of the steps for another go.

I made this toy from Nordic redwood and ‘far eastern’ plywood, but, if you can afford it, Finnish plywood is better. It is more expensive but tends to splinter less.

The climbing frame

I Start by preparing the four uprights -or ‘stringers’ — for the two ladders that form the frame. The stringers have to have slots, or ‘trenches’,

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SLICK RICK:

Creativity

«Being able to create shows your coworkers that you aren’t a one-trick pony. In the boardroom, creativity pushes your stock up in the company you’re working for. You become that asset that everyone knows they can count on. That go-to guy that can think out of the box and be ready at a moment’s notice. Using your imagination fused with your skill set will define your status and will take you from employee to boss level. And when you combine that unique imagination with clean shaven professionalism, the result can only be success.»

«Creativity is something that can be

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Sleeping cat

I recently experienced a heart-stopping moment: searching for a specific piece of timber in the redundant pigsties where I store my carving wood, something rustled in a dark corner above my head. I froze, looked up and caught the bold stare of a small, stray ginger cat settled on top of a stack of timber. Each time I went in, Puss was not inclined to move. At first, I tried to shoo him away, our hens being uneasy with a feline presence, but Puss was having none of that. Now that feather and fur have become used to each other,

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Size Zero…!

The deluge of Smartphones has severely crippled the prospects of ultra compact point-and-shoot cameras, with the phone cameras receiving a boost with better sensors and large optical zoom lenses. To survive in this competitive environment, ultra compacts need to re-invent and evolve, and we saw the first spark of brilliance when Panasonic announced the LUMIX DMC-XS1, which has a smaller footprint than most high-end Smartphones, yet at a smart price. A few millimetres broader than a credit card, the 16.1-megapixel XS1 is sure to turn heads.

Design and Build Quality

The tiny XS1 has a metal outer shell and a

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