Teddy bear

The name ‘Teddy bear’ was first given to toy bears made from mohair and other fur-like fabrics. The name originated from an incident in Mississippi in 1902 when the then President of the USA, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, went bear hunting. After a fruitless trip, an American black bear was cornered and presented to the President to shoot as a trophy, but he refused to kill the exhausted bear, deeming it unsportsmanlike. Later, a cartoon depicting the incident appeared in the Washington Post, showing the president and a bear cub captioned as Teddy’s bear.

At the same time, in Germany, the

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Dowelling magic

Dowelling can easily be dismissed as a cheap alternative to ‘proper’ jointing techniques, and reserved for budget work or flat-pack furniture. It is used extensively as a simple locator, a strengthening option or as a proper joint.

As a locator or joint it proves more useful than a biscuit as it immediately locks the connection rigidly where a biscuit has some play, Assembly is easier and it is a very solid method of holding components together, that can often work well where it can be tricky to achieve a traditional joint, it’s also incredibly strong under load. In some tests

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Argentine/Brazilian Joint Exercise PLATA II

UNITS FROM the Argentine Air Force (FAA) and Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took part in the joint surveillance and airspace control exercise PLATA II (Silver II) between May 17 and 21, 2004. They were involved in detecting, tracking and intercepting simulated illegal cross-border flights between the two countries.

FAB participants comprised four Embraer AT-27 Tucanos from 3°/3° Grupo de Aviacao (GAv) at Campo Grande, four AT-26 Xavantes from 174° GAv of Natal, two Cessna C-98 Grand Caravans from 7° Escuadro de Tranaporte Aereos at Manaus and a C-130 Hercules. All operated from Basa Aerea Santa Maria (BASM), in the state

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis or

What is it?

Ankylosing spondylitis — a chronic, progressive disease,manifested by inflammation of the joints of the spine. Long-term inflammation leads to a violation of motion in joints. As a result, spine is practically immobile.

First it diseasedescribed the Russian Neurologist Vladimir Bechterev. In his honor, ankylosing spondylitis, and got its second name — the disease Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis suffer mostly men aged 20-40 years, although the disease begins in the late school age, about 15 years old.


The causes of ankylosing spondylitis are uncertain. Apparently, the disease develops in people who have a specific genetic

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Bursitis — a disease in which inflamed joint capsule (sac) accompanied by increased formation and accumulation of fluid in their cavities (liquid).

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms of bursitis:

pain in the joints (usually the knee or elbow); swelling and redness around the joint; limitation of range of motion; temperature rise in the joint.

Methods of diagnosis:

examination by a surgeon; radiography of the affected joint; Ultrasound of the joint; puncture of the cavity of the joint capsule, with the bacteriological examination of the recovered liquid.

Diseases with similar symptoms: arthritis, osteoarthritis deformans.

The disease

Are two forms of

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Sweden and Switzerland will be engaged in joint development of Gripen fighter

Switzerland has decided to take part in the development of an advanced version of the Swedish fighter Saab JAS 39 Gripen, reports Aviation Week. It is about combat aircraft Gripen NG. As a result, the implementation of joint programs from the BBC and Switzerland actually get adopted similar modifications fighter. Due to the joint development of Gripen NG parties expect to save on the development and procurement of aircraft. Details about this project yet unidentified. Sweden leads the development of Gripen NG 2007. Plane is created based on JAS 39C / D Gripen. Layout promising aircraft made the first

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«Javelin». ROCKETS 16 — 16 Hits

In a joint exercise Yudh Abhyas Indian Army and the U.S. Army were conducted firing antitank missile system Javelin («Dart» — approx. «VP»), during which were obtained «flawless results,» reports ASDNews June 17.   5 missiles were produced (three soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division, the U.S. and two Indian settlements), all ATGM hit targets with a direct hit.   «In recent years, in the course of a few exercises Yudh Abhyas Indian and South American gunners fired a total 16 missiles difficulties, as a result we have 16 direct hits. Results they say for themselves, «said President of

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Uralkhimplast a joint venture in Nizhny Tagil with the American SI Group

SI Group — the world's leading manufacturer of chemical intermediates — and Uralkhimplast (Enterprise Group Company UCP Chemicals AG) — one of the leading Russian manufacturer of synthetic resins and plastics — reported the establishment of a joint venture to market synthetic resins for the production of tires and rubber, abrasive and friction products .

The joint venture Uralchimplast SI Group will be located in Nizhny Tagil (Russia) and will offer a full range of products to meet the growing needs of the market in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries of the former Soviet Union. Uralchimplast SI Group

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Ukrainian Aircraft engine in 2011 significantly increased sales

Moscow. March 21. Airports — Ukrainian JSC "Motor Sich" and state-owned enterprise (SOE) "Ivchenko-Progress" According to the preliminary results for 2011 have substantially increased the level of sales, said, "AviaPort" the president of the Association "Union of Aviation Engine" Victor Chujko.

According to him, the volume of sales of JSC "Motor Sich" in 2011, according to preliminary data, exceeded 2010 figures by 22% to 19 billion rubles. "Zaporozhye GP" Ivchenko-Progress "is also very substantially increased sales — they are 32% above the 2010 level," — said V.Chuyko.

He said that in mid-March of this year,

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Deforming osteoarthritis

What is it?

Deforming osteoarthritis — a chronic non-inflammatory disease joints (articular cartilage). It is based on premature aging and degeneration of articular cartilage due to diminution of the main component of cartilage substance — proteoglycans.

Of all the diseases of the joints is the most common, according to statistics from osteoarthritis suffers from 10 to 16% of the world population. Most often, the disease affects women aged 45-55 years. And after 60 years of deforming osteoarthritis occurs in almost 100% of people.


The most common cause of osteoarthritis — the discrepancy between the load

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