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VOCAL FRY

An actress best known for playing the sweetly dorky production assistant who kept bumping into Ashton Kutcher in «No Strings Attached», Bell, who is thirty-four, has wide, still eyes, fidgety hands, and jittery feet. With many explanatory gestures, she explained how her childhood love of voices and recordings led her to write, direct, and star in the film «In a World» …, which opens this week. She plays Carol, a voice coach who’s trying to break into the macho world of movie trailer narration. Carol has talent, but her voice sometimes catches, from pressure or lack of confidence. The susceptibility

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Sri Lankan Air Force at war

Sri Lanka’s Air Force has been waging a war against guerilla forces for more than a decade – Alan Warnes takes a look at the current situation.

IN 1983 THE separatist guerilla group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) declared that the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka were to become a Tamil homeland. Not surprisingly, the government in the south was unimpressed and has been trying to suppress the Tamil Tigers ever since.

To combat the arms flow between the northern and southern regions the Sri Lankan Army has drawn up a Forward Defence Line (FDL). This

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Middle Wallop

MIDDLE WALLOP’S INTERNATIONAL Helicopter Exhibition (May 12-15) was inevitably dominated by talk of the forthcoming contract for the Army Air Corps’ new attack helicopter. It is anticipated that about 91 of the new breed will partially replace the TOW-armed Lynx from around 2001.

The contenders are: Agusta A129 Mangusta, BAe/Eurocopter Tiger, Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, GEC-Marconi/Bell AH-1W Cobra Venom, Marshall/Atlas CSH-2 Rooivalk and Westland/MDH AH-64 Apache/Longbow Apache.

Of these, front-runners are likely to be the Apache, Cobra Venom and Tiger, all of which were at the Middle Wallop show, together with the Rooivalk. The latter was making its UK debut and

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JUST LIKE RINGING A BELL: CHUCK BERRYS SOUND AND STYLE

Chuck Berry recorded his classic Chess sides on ablonde-finish Gibson ES-350 with P90s. At the end of the ’50s, the guitar reappeared with a new set of PAFs, having been sent back to the factory for an upgrade. This was used through the early ’60s, but in 1966 Berry put aside his jazz guitar and moved to a cherry Gibson ES-345. By the ’70s, he was commonly seen with an ES-355. His move from the ES-350 to thinline semi-acoustics did much for their popularity.

Berry’s guitar style is a bedrock of rock’n’roll. His licks weren’t without precedent – he took

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HUEY

— A Helicopter Legend by Salvador Mafe Huertas; Osprey Military Aircraft, 128pp, colour, £10.99, hardback.

THOUGH IT HAS since found other applications, the UH-1 helicopter will forever be linked with the Vietnam war. Affectionately known by GIs as the Huey, it is entirely fitting that the crucial cover picture and extensive opening section are devoted to this tragic chapter in American and Asian history. The renowned war photographer Tim Page has supplied the pictures for these introductory aspects, producing a powerful start to Huertas’ book and almost deserving a cover credit.

What’s pleasing about the remainder of this Osprey title

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First Oman Lynn Deliveries

AGUSTA WESTLAND has now completed five of the 16 Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Super Lynx 300 Mk 120s that were ordered under a contract signed on January 19, 2002. The first RAFO Super Lynx, 757/ZJ971, made its first flight at Yeovil on October 25, 2003, and together with the second and third examples, it was loaded onto an An-124 at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, on June 23. They arrived in Oman the following day. Details of equipment fit have not been revealed, although the helicopters are believed to have an Avitronics electronic warfare suite.

In addition, CAE announced on

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Bell Wins ARH Competition

BELL HELICOPTER Textron Inc was awarded an initial $210.75 million system development and demonstration contract on July 29 for the US Army’s next generation Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARID, which will replace the Army’s current fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

Bell ARH is a militarized version of the commercial Bell 407, which can be equipped with a wide variety of weapons. ARH mission versatility will enable armed reconnaissance, light attack, troop insertion and special operations missions to be accomplished with a single helicopter type. Although it has two crew-stations, it will be capable of single-pilot operation, and its standard armed

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Authorities forbade Communist meeting in Zhlobin

As said the head of the regional organization of PKB Valery Rybchenko, Executive Committee in case of failure referred to the fact that customers have not concluded agreements with the police, doctors and community services to the service of mass action.In Svetlahorsk activists PKB now lay flowers at the bust Volodya Ulyanov, who stands between secondary schools and the number 5 number 6. Another monument to the leader in district no. Made, but not installed, the monument to Lenin in the early 90 years was melted the bell. This bell is currently the dominant memorial Sorrows.

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Bell taught Thatcher and Pinochet

Name the famous English public relations manager Timothy Bell associated first with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom Bell advised during 3 parliamentary election campaign, the party won Limited Thatcher.Timothy Bell (born 1941) worked in various PR firms until 1970, when he became co-founder and executive director of the PR firm "Saatchi and Saatchi". In 1987 he founded his own company "Lowe Bell Communications", and since 1994 is the manager of "Chime Communications". Specifically, in this capacity, has signed an agreement with Bell Belarusian government to improve the style of Belarus in the world.Collaboration with Bella Thatcher began in

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You can wash PR dictatorship?

Prince Bel said in an interview with BelaPAN that will work to improve the style of Belarus as a country, and not Alexander Lukashenko.Lord Bell previously stated that the company will hold two — information and advertising. The purpose of information — "to get more impartial view of Belarus, as opposed to that created in the global media.""There is a harsh working to fix this," — he said.In an interview with the media zabugornye Timothy Bell stated that plans to earn a contract with the official Minsk millions.Discussion on "Freedom"Will do better PR British style Belarus?What determines the international style

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