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TRUE GRIT

JOHN CORTESE

WHAT’S INSPIRING YOU NOW?

Much has changed for John Cortese since he began his career sweeping floors at a woodworking shop in Brooklyn 20 years ago. After a yearlong apprentice¬ship with a violin maker in Woodstock, New York—“I spent my mornings and evenings learning how to sharpen Japanese hand tools and then spent my days making them dull by working on violins”—he returned to Brooklyn, rented a bench at a community shop and began making his own furniture designs. “Simplicity with a kind of radical edge has always been my signature,” says Cortese, who learned the importance of

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SHERMAN up close

The M4A3 tanks evolved with all the improvements introduced throughout the production of the M4 series. Larger hatches for the driver and co-driver, and a hatch for the loader in the turret roof facilitated a quicker exit in an emergency. Wet stowage for the ammunition in the lower hull protected the propellant against ignition from a penetration. The glacis plate was now a simplified single rolled homogenous armour plate. The new turret casting had thicker armour ahead of the gunner and the radio bustle was raised for clearance of the new hull hatches.

Production of the M4A3 75 (W) began

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Ichthyological Research

The scientific study of Myanmar’s freshwater fish fauna can be divided into three phases. The first phase began with the influence of the British Empire in India and what was then Burma, from around the middle of the nineteenth century on. The first freshwater fishes studied from Myanmar were the Zebra Spiny Eel, Macrognathus zebrinus, and the catfish Amblyceps caecutiens, both described by Edward Blyth. In a further monograph Blyth described additional freshwater species from the district of Tenasserim, which in those days included the whole of southeastern Myanmar. Some of the best-known species are probably the danionin Danio albolineatus

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Hell over Hamburg

She was a sight to behold. Although I did not fly this particular B-17 Flying Fortress, I did pilot one of her many sister ships. I stood and viewed her in the ‘house of Eagles’, the US Air Force Museum (today the National Museum of the US Air Force) in Dayton, Ohio. The mere sight of this aircraft opened up my memory gates, and I was flooded with over 40 years of sounds, sights and smells rushing back to me.

I remembered so clearly how, once the last hatch was closed and the order to start engines was given, every

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FROM THE BOOKSHELF

It began with a trip to the bookstore. Mid-twenties couple Sherry and John Petersik sought some printed advice and inspiration for do-it- yourself neophytes to personalize and beautify their home on a bud¬get, without getting intimidated by professional-grade details.

They came up empty. So they dove in anyway.

After a year or so of renovation, learning as they went, they began chronicling their travails online, in a blog that has grown to 5 million hits a month and a full-time job for them both. And now they have created a book like they wanted to have back then: “Young Mouse

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COMING AND GOING

THREE LONDON HOUSING ESTATES THAT ONCE EMBODIED THE COMMUNITY-ORIENTATED MODERNIST VALUES ARE BEING DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW IDEALS. WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ONCE WAS AND WHAT WILL BE

KIDBROOKE: FERRIER ESTATE

CONSTRUCTION: 1967-72

ORIGINAL ARCHITECT: GREATER LONDON

COUNCIL’S ARCHITECTS DEPARTMENT

The 1,900 homes in 11 12-storey concrete blocks of the original Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, Greenwich are making way for a new development that will rebrand the area as Kidbrooke Village. Greenwich Council put the regeneration out to tender in 2001 and signed up developer Berkeley in 2007 alongside Southern Housing as the project’s affordable

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Col William B. Bailey

The nagging thought returned as I crossed the English Channel: ‘Did I make the right choice?’ As CO of the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group flying the P-47 Thunderbolt, beside and behind me at 26,000ft were an additional 15 olive drab P-47s containing pilots for whose lives I was responsible.

The P-47, although huge in comparison to other Allied fighters, was a delight to fly. With its big Pratt & Whitney R-2800 out front, it was intimidating at first, but once inside this spacious cockpit the ‘Jug’ was a real honest airplane, stable and easy to fly at all

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Chechnya: state farm Greenhouse harvests

With the onset of spring days in the state farm "Greenhouse" in the Chechen Republic began during the harvest season. Plants provide daily by several dozen kilograms of fresh cucumbers and with the onset of warmer months, the volume of increase.

 Point of sales were defined before transplanting. On the shelves of grocery market of the country every day comes all assembled for the day harvest. Thus, customers have the opportunity to buy fresh cucumbers and supplement your diet with vitamins.

In addition, the state farm and engaged in the cultivation of other

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The more correct we do, the louder they yell

Read the blog Notes naive person on the revised map of the sky

"If the West berates us with the last

words, it means that we are all doing the right thing "

Gromyko

That is in fact what pattern is obtained.

When the "Gazprom" has been rocked by Vyakhirev and gas past the budget on behalf of individual beneficiaries, no one even close to openly resented the criminal activities of the gas empire. As soon as the "Gazprom" has become a driving force of the

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Cement terminal opened in Omsk

In Omsk, the launch of a cement terminal. Company "Omsk cement" will produce Portland cement — hydraulic cement, used in modern construction for the production of monolithic and precast concrete. The production capacity of the new venture — 700 thousand tons of cement a year, promising an increase of 1 million tons.

Photo: RIA "Omsk-Inform"

Construction of the terminal began in 2011 on the site of an abandoned factory agloporitovogo gravel, construction of which began in the middle of the last century. General contractor NGO "Mostovik" reconstructed and built 12 facilities with a total area of over 8,500

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