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Chateau Suduiraut revived old
Practically there is no chateau without a mysterious history. Here and at Suduiraut available, and it dates back to 1580, when Bordeaux emerged MP Léonard de Syudyuiro married to a noble lady Nicole d’Allyar, dowry and had land on which stands the current château. His first version of some damaged during the Fronde at the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV, then at the chateau his eye Governor Admiral Duke Jean Louis de Nogaret de La Valette, forcing decrees of non-compliance of its architecture to rebuild and renew the lock. Count Blaise de Syudyuiro,
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WE CAUGHT UP WITH ROD FAGGOTTER ON HIS RETURN FROM AN IMPRESSIVE RUN AT THE 2013 DAKAR RALLY WHERE HE FINISHED 14TH OUTRIGHT IN THE MOTORCYCLE CLASS. WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO ENDURE SUCH AN ARDUOUS EVENT AND ROD WAS HAPPY TO SHARE HIS EXPERIENCE
When did you first think about racing Dakar?
Well, when did it first start? It was probably watching guys like Andy Caldecott in the mid-20005 that started getting me interested. But back then even the Australian Safari was a foreign event to me; I didn’t know what it was about or
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Clare and Edward Stratton have brought their Victorian city home to life with an impressive extension, design expertise and luxury furniture
A striking, curved island unit takes centre stage in this immaculate, bespoke, open-plan kitchen, which features flush, real oak veneer cabinets stained in a gorgeous smoked oak topped with a Corian work surface. All cabinet interiors have been sprayed in turquoise to add excitement and provide a luxurious contrast when the doors are opened, just as a Savile Row tailor features a bright lining in a luxury suit. The doors have a horizontal groove, which form both
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One of the most interesting NATO exercises to be held for many years took place in Hungary during July 22-26. In it both NATO and its Partnership for Peace (PfP) partners had to respond to a civil disaster and co-ordinate an international response.
AFM’s Alan Warnes was there.
INTRODUCED BY NATO at the January 1994 Brussels Summit, Partnership for Peace (PfP) aims to expand and intensify political and military co-operation throughout Europe. It offers participating states the chance to strengthen their relationships with NATO, which in turn will consult with any partner should it perceive a direct threat to its
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The Importance of Leadership Purpose
In a recent interview with members of Hillary Clinton’s press corps, a veteran reporter noted, “The story is never what she says, as much as we want it to be. The story is always how she looked when she said it.” Clinton says she doesn’t fght it anymore; she just focuses on getting the job done.
How women are perceived—how they dress, how they talk, their “executive presence,” their capacity to “fll a room,” and their leadership style—has been the focus of many efforts to get more of them to the top. Voice coaches, image
Continue reading communities in which similarly positioned women can discuss their feedback, compare notes, and emotionally support one anothers learning. Identifying common experiences increases womens willingness to talk openly, take risks, and be vulnerable without fearing that others will misunderstand or judge them. These connections are especially important when women are discussing sensitive topics such as gender bias or refecting on their personal leadership challenges, which can easily threaten identity and prompt them to resist any critical feedback they may receive. When they are grounded in candid assessments of the cultural, organizational, and individual factors shaping them, women can construct coherent narratives about who they are and who they want to become.
The group is surrounded by many rumors. They even say that SLAYER had ceased to exist. All this happened after a curious note at the end of 1987. It should result in a short text of this curious message: TOM survived a plane crash. In SLAYER headquarters in San Francisco, mourning and confusion reigns.
The message that the singer and bassist Tom Araya was killed during the crash in Denver (Colorado), was like a bombshell. However, the next day "pokoynichek" He showed up on the phone. Boss Group Kerry King almost sufficed heart attack from fear. Tom was still
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COLIN PRIOR tells Kathrine Anker what he’s been up to lately and how it ties in with the work of his photographic heroes
Colin prior is a man of many words. I know this because the battery in my recorder died before our conversation finished, but at the time I didn’t notice that; Colin had me captivated with stories of his four-year project climbing the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan. Having conquered the market, landscape by landscape with his signature 6×17 panoramas, Colin is now shifting his attention from grand vistas to the wider aspects of natural habitats, and he draws
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David C Isby looks at Anglo-American Co-operation during the air campaigns over Afghanistan and Iraq
ANGLO-AMERICAN airpower, forged in combat during two world conflicts, has had 50 years of post-war joint training and operations — in the Cold War and ‘shooting’ wars alike — to bring the two nations to their current capability for using coalition airpower as a flexible but integral force, a fact demonstrated daily over Afghanistan and Iraq. The coalition airpower in combat today amounts to far more than F-16s and Harriers carrying out their respective missions. It represents the application of state-of-the art command control technology
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I enjoyed reading Bob Tuck’s article concerning Diamond Ts in the January issue of HC. This reminded me of a similar journey that I undertook with my Diamond T 981, registration number G G F 814. This has a canvas cab and is still in military guise, with a Rolls-Royce C6NFL diesel engine which was installed by the British Army.
In 1982 the boiler inspector condemned the firebox on my AA6 Fowler ploughing engine, number 13877, weighing about 22 tons. After trying several firms to undertake the work, it was agreed to give the job to Stuart Woodbine, whose premises
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RUSSIAN STATE arms export agency Rosoboronexport is believed to be in the final stages of negotiations to sell up to 50 Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighters to China in a deal worth up to $2.5 billion, according to a report in Russian news daily Kommersant on October 23. The aircraft, novelised variants of the single-seat Su-27 Flanker, are intended for operation by People’s Liberation Army Naval Aviation (PLANA) units from the former Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag, which China acquired from Ukraine in 1999 and is currently refitting at the Dalian shipyard.
When the deal is finalised, which is expected to be
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