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Appendix B The AT-6 Incident

Tom Killebrew University of North Texas Press PDF

Appendix B

The AT-6 Incident

Hugh Morgan’s book By the Seat of Your Pants has an interesting story on pages 115 and 116. According to Morgan, “Just hours before the arrival of the first course a potential crisis arose which was only averted by the inspirationally quick thinking of Wg Cdr Hilton.”

The civilian instructors had been to an RAF refresher course in

Canada and the instructors there had very negative comments about the AT-6. “The aircraft apparently had an enormous number of vices. . . . it had an unfortunate tendency to fail to recover from a flat spin and ground loop when taxiing, etc.” Hilton, according to

Morgan, “Strode out to the nearest readily flyable AT6A, took off, and proceeded to put the aircraft through an imaginative aerobatic routine.” Morgan concludes that No.1 BFTS never again received any complaints from the instructors regarding the suitability of the AT-6.

This is a great story and it has been repeated in other sources. It reads like a Hollywood movie script. The basis for the story is found in ORB dated June 14, 1941, and the writer (probably Flight Lieutenant Palmer since he was the administrative officer) readily admits this portion of the ORB had been written twenty-one months after the fact from the memory of others (Palmer did not arrive in

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17 Francisella noatunensis



Francisella noatunensis

Esteban Soto1* and John P. Hawke2


Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine,

University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA; 2Department of

Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State

University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

17.1  Introduction

After Piscirickettsia salmonis, which was the first

Rickettsia-like organism that was demonstrated to cause disease in fish (Fryer et  al., 1992), other

Rickettsia-like organisms were reported in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) (Chern and Chao,

1993; Chen et  al., 1994), blue-eyed plecostomus

(Panaque suttoni) (Eigenmann & Eigenmann) and the grouper Epinephelus melanostigma (Khoo et al., 1995; Chen et al., 2000; Mauel et al., 2003).

Kamaishi et al. (2005) amplified and sequenced the

16S rDNA from an agent in frozen kidneys from diseased three-line grunt (Parapristipoma trilineatum) from aquaculture farms. The sequence aligned with other eubacterial 16S rDNA sequences with

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Naomi Scott University of North Texas Press PDF


Adductor muscles: These muscles move a portion of the body toward the midline, such as thigh muscles, which (when too tight) prevent the knees from separating enough to straddle a horse.

AHA: American Hippotherapy Association, Inc., (an affiliate partner of

NARHA), 5001 Woodside Rd., Woodside, California, 888-851-4592, http://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org.

Anti-cast: A wide, heavy leather surcingle, with a half-moon handle for the rider to hold, cinched over a saddle pad; originally developed to prevent a horse from rolling in his stall and becoming “cast” against a wall, unable to get up.

Asberger’s Syndrome: A high functioning form of autism.

Autism: Mental introversion in which attention or interest is fastened upon one’s own ego, and reality tends to be excluded.

Autistic: Pertaining to or characterized by autism.

Backride: An instructor or therapist rides with and supports a small client whose lack of trunk strength makes it difficult for sidewalkers to hold him upright on the horse. A bareback pad or tandem saddle is used.

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Taranaki & Whanganui

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Halfway between Auckland and Wellington, Taranaki (aka 'the 'Naki') is the Texas of New Zealand: oil and gas stream in from offshore rigs, plumping the region with enviable affluence. New Plymouth is the regional hub, home to two excellent art galleries, a provincial museum, and enough decent espresso joints to keep you humming.

Behind the city, the moody volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki demands to be visited. Taranaki also has a glut of black-sand beaches: surfers and holidaymakers swell summer numbers.

Further east the history-rich Whanganui River curls its way through Whanganui National Park down to Whanganui city, a 19th-century river port that's ageing with artful grace.

Palmerston North, the Manawatu region's main city, is a town of two peoples: tough-talkin’ country fast-foodies in hotted-up cars, and caffeinated Massey University literati. Beyond the city the region blends rural grace with yesterday’s pace: you might even find time for a little laziness!

AMt Taranaki is one of NZ’s wettest spots, and frequently cops snowfalls, even in summer: weather on the mountain can be extremely changeable.

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5 The Raw and the Cooked: Transnational Media and Violence in Italy’s Cannibal Pulp Fiction of the 1990s

Ellen Nerenberg Indiana University Press ePub

Transnational Media and Violence in Italy’s Cannibal Pulp Fiction of the 1990s

Il primo gennaio

So che si può vivere
non esistendo, emersi da una quinta, da un fondale,
da un fuori che non c’è se mai nessuno
l’ha veduto


(I know that one can live
without existing,
emerging from offstage, or from behind a curtain,
from an outside that isn’t there if no one
has ever seen it.)

THE PRECEDING CHAPTER, WHICH detailed the 2001 murders of Susy Cassini and Gianluca De Nardo in Novi Ligure, began and ended with a motif of indistinctness. I argued that the blur of the photographically reproduced faces of the two adolescents, Erika De Nardo and Omar Fàvaro, accused and convicted of premeditated double murder, came to signify the blurry outlines of the rising generation of adolescents in Italy at the waning of the twentieth century and the start of the twenty-first. The motif of an indistinct and inscrutable younger generation in Italy continues in this chapter, which explores the violence in (and of) the work of a cohort of young writers who emerged in the second half of the 1990s, called the “Giovani Cannibali,” or Young Cannibals.

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RL_003 - Plata et al. FINAL

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs in Factors Negatively Influencing African American, Low-Income Anglo, and Hispanic Students’ Academic Achievement

Maximino Plata, Alaric A. Williams, and Tracy B. Henley

Abstract: Four hundred and five preservice teachers enrolled at two Southwestern universities identified three factors that were believed to negatively influence the academic achievement of African American, Hispanic, and low-income Anglo elementary students. Chi-square Test for k Independent Samples indicated no significant differences in frequency of factor selection by prospective teachers for students grouped across college classification. However, analyses of factor selection by classification status showed that some factors were selected at a significantly higher frequency for one group over the others. Overall, data suggest that teachers in training are holding to preconceptions and not always evolving on matters of diversity. Implications for teacher preparation programs are extensively discussed.

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12: The Impact of Certification on Material Input Costs in India

Parvathi, P.; Grote, U.; Waibel, H. CABI PDF


The Impact of Certification on Material Input Costs in India

Priyanka Parvathi* and Hermann Waibel

Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University

Hannover, Germany

12.1 Introduction

There has been an upsurge in the growth of organic and Fair Trade markets as elaborated in

Chapters 2 and 3. Also, these systems have resulted in positive impacts on rural smallholder producer livelihoods as discussed in many studies (e.g. Bacon, 2005; Kleemann and Abdulai,

2013; Parvathi and Waibel, 2015b). However, organic farming is widely criticized for low yields

(de Ponti et al., 2012).

Organic yields are largely reliant on quantity and quality of inputs like manure. The availability and economic accessibility of non-chemical inputs are vital for maintaining and increasing yields in organic agriculture (Brunelle et al., 2015).

While these non-chemical inputs are perceived to be cheaper (Seufert et al., 2012), nevertheless studies have pointed out that they can also be expensive, constraining especially organic smallholder farmers from using them adequately and efficiently (e.g. Valkila, 2009; Beuchelt and Zeller,

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Chapter Twelve: Rachel and George Singer

John R. Erickson University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter Twelve: Rachel and George Singer


he most famous of our kinsmen was a man named George Singer, who married Lina Sherman’s sister Rachel Underhill and was thus

Grandmother Curry’s uncle. “Famous” is a relative term, of course, and nobody in Los Angeles or New York has ever heard of him, nor have they in Dallas or Houston. But around Lubbock and the South Plains, George

Singer is still remembered as a man of considerable importance. His credits include: first merchant in Crosby County (1881), first merchant in Lubbock County (1881), and one of the original founders of the city of Lubbock (1891). Today, a stone marker in Lubbock honors him. It says that he established his trading post in 1877 and local lore tells that he traded with Comanches and buffalo hunters. Max Coleman, who knew the Singers well, claimed that George had come to the region as early as 1870 (Coleman 1952: 59), but the usually reliable Max got his dates wrong. Nobody but the Comanches occupied the Llano in 1870.

J. Evetts Haley had Singer located at the crossing of two military trails near Yellow House Canyon in 1879 (Haley 1967: 47), but that date also appears to be incorrect.

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17 Education and the Cultural Olympiad

Stephen Frost Kogan Page ePub

There is an untold aspect of the Games beyond the sport. It is the story of how we encouraged new audiences for the Arts and influenced the curriculum of three-quarters of British schools. It is a compelling case of how issues of inclusion are brought to the fore and how children instinctively understand Diversity and Inclusion better than adults do. It’s a humbling reminder of how we can learn from them. We just need to become more childlike sometimes, and strip away the inefficient baggage that we have picked up over the years that still keeps holding us back.

The original Olympic vision of founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin was Sport, Education and Culture, a general human improvement programme. However, in the modern commercial world, the latter two have somewhat lost out to Sport, which has reigned supreme in all recent Olympic Games. London, being London, and the UK remaining a creative, if no longer economic, superpower, Education and Culture were to receive their biggest boost in years with the London Games. As Seb said upfront ‘We are serious when we say that London’s Cultural Olympiad is an important part of the 2012 Games. These are not just warm words. Together with education and sport, culture sits at the core of the founding of the modern Games and retains that role in today’s Movement.’

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Couroucli-Robertson, Katerina Karnac Books ePub

(underwear sales person in mother's shop)

Zoe was a large woman; she looked almost overpowering as she entered the hall of my premises. One could imagine that her bulk was not just flesh but pure muscle. Yet, despite her size and weight, she seemed buoyant, even bouncy. She had a cheeky smile that I would later realise was part of her profane sense of humour. As the product of a long line of communists, this blasphemous side of her made sense. She had little time for the airy fairy or anything that smacked of godliness or spirituality. She hated the holier than thou. Strangely enough, though, she admitted that for her and her family communism was not something defined by logic. It was a way of life that required the same kind of acceptance as religion. It was an act of faith.

I noticed that she was nervous, her eyes not altogether steady. There was also an edginess about her movements. So, her large body was not necessarily an indication of inner strength and confidence. She even curved her shoulders and chest slightly to make herself appear smaller, less conspicuous. Not an easy feat. I sat down first to make her feel at ease and she followed suit, lowering herself warily into the armchair opposite mine.

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The Management Profile: Identification of the Management and Leadership Skills of School Administrators

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub



ABSTRACT: This article focuses on two major steps by which the Management Profile has been refined as a tool for assessing the leadership and management skills that school administrators display on the job. The first step, the identification of criteria for standards of principal performance, was accomplished by the Texas A&M University Principals’ Center at the request of the NASSP Commission on Standards for the Principalship. The second step, also performed by the TAMU Principals’ Center, was the standardization of decision rules for assessing performance of the Management Profile and the completion of the initial edition of an assessor’s manual.

The sense of urgency in the United States for educational reform in the 1980s has given school administrators the legacy of the 1990s–an increase in the responsibility and leadership expectations for the campus administrator. As varied as the responsibilities of the principal are, so are the diverse models designed to assist the principal in assessing, analyzing, and developing the skills necessary to be a successful school leader. One of these models, the Management Profile, has shown great potential as a framework for the professional development of the principal.

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12 The Ear of an Ally: The Lost Art of Listening

Bell, Chip R. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The Lost Art of Listening

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

Karl A. Menninger


Take a close look at the photo on this page. It happens to be Chip’s youngest granddaughter, Cassie. But she could be your son, daughter, grandchild, or someone special to you. Now imagine you are in a quiet, undistracted conversation with your “Cassie.” If we could secretly eavesdrop on that dialogue, what would be its features?

You would likely be noticeably gentle—softly gauging your cadence and comportment in a fashion that conveys warmth and acceptance. You would likely be completely nonjudgmental and valuing in your style, manner, and attitude. Your interest would be telegraphed through sincere eye hugs, total openness, and complete authenticity. You would care more about cultivating inclusiveness than making an impression, more about fostering trust than winning a point. You would be intensely curious and loudly affirming no matter the elegance of what you heard.

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Duane A. Smith University Press of Colorado ePub

Denver may have dominated Colorado news, but other parts of the state were also making history. As railroads opened up the southern part of the state, its agricultural base expanded with the development of tourism, coal, and oil.

William Jackson Palmer organized and served as president of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG). As the name reveals, this line ran from Denver to the Rio Grande in Alamosa. Palmer believed Colorado’s southern region had a bright future. More than a railroad man, Palmer was a town builder. He founded Colorado Springs in 1871 to greet his first train from Denver. Palmer hoped his new town at the base of Pikes Peak would become “the one spot in the West where nice people could gather together and live out their days in gentility and peace.”

Tourists did come to climb Pikes Peak, visit Garden of the Gods, and drink the mineral waters at the nearby resort, Manitou Springs. Elaborate hotels in early Colorado Springs included the Antlers Hotel and the Broadmoor. Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful” after she rode up the mountain as part of a group from Colorado College.

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Activity 3 Managing out the Wazzoo

Peter Garber HRD Press PDF

Activity 3

Managing out the Wazzoo


To provide a more humorous perspective of what it is like to manage in today’s increasingly demanding work world


The term wazzoo is introduced as a management concept of sorts. The catch phrase managing out the wazzoo is presented in a short description of the increasing pressures that managers and leaders face today. It is ultimately left up to the reader to interpret what managing out the wazzoo truly means, but the concept itself is one that practically anyone working in a leadership role today can easily relate to their own situation.


20 minutes


Handout 3.1


1. Distribute or display Handout 3.1.

2. Lead a discussion concerning the following concepts presented in the handout:


A wazzoo represents those ambiguous situations in which leaders often have to make difficult decisions based on incomplete data.


Learning to manage out your wazzoo may not be something that can be taught to you, but rather something you need to learn to do for yourself.

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3. Exploring Inner Space—The Sulcus

Bonner D.D.S., Michael P. Basic Health Publications ePub


sulcus is defined as a deep, narrow furrow in tissue or an organ, which in dentistry translates to the space between the tooth and the gum tissue, measuring from the edge of the gum (the gingiva, or gingival crest) to where it attaches to the tooth root (the periodontal ligament). See Figure 3.1.

Figure 3.1. The Sulcus with Healthy Tooth and Oral Tissue

That space between the teeth and the gum tissuethe sulcusis one that few people outside of dentistry give much thought to, but inside the profession, it is very important. As a practicing dentist, I frequently work in the sulci (plural of sulcus) and occasionally find myself agonizing over one sulcus. There is even a specialty in dentistry (periodontics) that is primarily concerned with the sulcus, and it is important to monitor what goes on in it because your appearance, your breath, your teeth, your health, even your life itself, can depend on whats going on in all the sulci in your mouth.

For robust gum health and fresh breath, as well as the control of oral factors affecting systemic health, the battle is under the gums, in the sulci of each and every one of us fortunate enough to have teeth (the dentate). The edentulous (toothless) do not have gum disease, since their teeth and associated sulci are gone. However, the edentulous frequently have residual systemic effects from the gum disease that was acquired when they did have teeth. To make this clear to you, let me take you on a tour, a dentists view of all kinds of sulci, so you will have a much better understanding of what goes on there and why the care of your sulci by you and your dental healthcare professionals is critical to your health. (In preparation for the tour, you may refer to Figure 3.1 for a blueprint of what a sulcus looks like.)

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