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A33 road

The A33 is a major road in England, situated in the counties of Berkshire and Hampshire. The road runs in three disjoint sections; the first stretch of the A33 is a new road, built as the A33 relief road, which starts on the Inner Distribution Road and bypasses most of suburban Reading, servicing the Kennet Island residential development, Madejski Stadium and Green Park Business Park, towards the M4, where it connects at junction 11. The first stretch of this road follows the route of the old Coley branch railway, including a passage under the railway era bridge carrying Berkeley Avenue. A two-year redevelopment scheme ran from early 2008 until late 2010, widening the northern section of the dual carriageway and expanding and improving the motorway junction; the Mereoak Roundabout south of the motorway was replaced with two separate junctions with traffic lights. The section south of the M4 is dual carriageway up to the county boundary with Hampshire, where it reverts to single carriageway towards Basingstoke.

The second section of the A33 starts near Popham, southwest of Basingstoke at a junction with the A30. The road from here to Winchester is a scenic mix of single and dual carriageway, progressively improved in the late 1960s; the route runs through much of the borough of Deane. At Kings Worthy, the road diverts onto part of the original Winchester Bypass, constructed in the late 1930s, up to the A34; the third section of A33 starts at the Chilworth Roundabout, a junction with the M3 and A27, runs south into the centre of Southampton and further south to Ocean Village. It turns west and into dual carriageway at a roundabout near the Isle of Wight ferry terminal, past the docks and through Town Quay to run along West Quay Road, continuing past Leisure World and Ikea; the A33 bears left to carry on along the Millbrook Road West dual carriageway to meet the M271 and A35 at Redbridge Flyover. The A33 started at a junction with what was the A32 at Riseley Common and was a continuous route to Southampton Between Basingstoke and Southampton, it followed the course of the historic Roman Road between these towns.

This section of the route became part of the London - Southampton Trunk Road. The road was progressively detrunked; the Winchester Bypass was constructed in the mid 1930s. While a significant improvement at the time, as other parts of the road were improved around it, it became ineffective and dangerous; the bypass was subsequently replaced by the completion of the M3 over Twyford Down, which generated a significant road protest. Media related to A33 road at Wikimedia Commons A33 route on OpenStreetMap

Margaret Cribb

Margaret Neville Catt Bridson Cribb OAM was a lecturer in government and political science at the University of Queensland. Margaret Neville Catt was born in 1924, she was Mrs E. Neville Catt of Rockhampton, she attended Brisbane Girls Grammar School from 1938-1941. Margaret enrolled at the University of Queensland in 1944, she became active in the Student Union, was the first female editor of the Union magazine, Semper Floreat in 1946, Vice President of the Student Union. She was President of the Women’s Students Club. Cribb married Ivor Cribb, President of the Student Union in 1947; the Cribbs moved to Southport in 1948. Margaret Cribb returned to the University of Queensland to undertake her Honours degree in 1966, working as a tutor in the Government Department of the University of Queensland in 1965, she rose to Reader. She took her M. A in 1972, she held the honorary title of Associate Professor when she retired in 1987. Cribb became an Honorary Fellow of the University of Queensland’ Women’s College in 1992, after serving on the Council from 1973–1985, was President on two occasions.

She published two books about the labour union movement in Queensland including the Politics of Queensland with Denis Murphy and Premiers of Queensland. Cribb was recognised for her services to education and women’s affairs in 1992, earning an Order of Australia medal. Cribb died of meningitis in Brisbane in 1993, she was survived by their two children. The Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre at the University of Queensland is named for her. In 1995 the Margaret Cribb Memorial Prize was established at the same university

Chase Bliss Audio

Chase Bliss Audio is a Minnesota-based company that makes high-end electronic audio processors, known as effects pedals, used for the electric guitar, synthesizer, or for manipulating audio in a recording studio. Chase Bliss Audio was founded in 2013 by Minnesota; the company is named after the founder’s brother, Chase Korte, who died in 2007 after his car was struck by a drunk driver. Chase Bliss released the Warped Vinyl, its first pedal at the end of 2013; the company’s pedals contain multiple circuit boards and are manufactured in Minnesota and California. Premiere Guitar wrote of the pedals that they, “are notable for their kitchen-sink approach—analog guts, digital brains, multiple knobs and toggles, a bevy of DIP switches—with no parameter left untweakable.” Each has an analog signal path, controlled by digital microprocessors. Bands that have used his pedals include Nine Inch Nails, A-ha, Soul Asylum, Radiohead. In addition to the Warped Vinyl pedal and its predecessors, several other pedals have been produced by the company.

In 2014 they released the Wombtone phaser pedal, in 2015 they released the Gravitas and the Spectre flanger pedal. In 2016 the company released the Tonal Recall delay pedal. In 2017 the company released the Brothers pedal. Additionally, in 2018 they released the Thermae delay and harmonization pedal, the Condor analog EQ pedal. Tycho: Dark World, Condor, Warped Vinyl, Tonal Recall, Gravitas, Wombtone' Ed O'Brien: Tonal Recall RKM The Tallest Man on Earth: Tonal Recall

Carroll Sockwell

Carroll Sockwell was an American artist whose nonrepresentational drawings and assemblages drew upon both classical modernist and minimalist traditions and showed an ability to integrate geometric with gestural abstraction. He was known for his ability to introduce nuances of color and emphasis in bare and simple pictorial themes. Difficult to label, his work was seen as paradoxical: "elegant and anguished and yet playful, rigorous yet free." Throughout his career, he faced challenges that were beyond his control and seemed, as one observer said, to be "an artist who by birth and timing started out carrying a heavy load." Nonetheless, he seemed to be his own worst enemy, disregarding the necessity of earning a living and alienating those who tried to help him. Carroll Sockwell was born on February 13, 1943, in Washington, D. C. and grew up in a household headed by his maternal grandmother. His mother worked as a maid and his father worked sometimes as a laborer and sometimes served in the armed forces.

The grandmother was a maid. As well as these relatives, he shared the house with four brothers. With his father infrequently present, his mother had charge of his upbringing until, in 1948, she began a 15-year period of hospitalization for schizophrenia. On her departure, his aunt became his caregiver. Sockwell attended public schools in the District and, while still a pupil, was himself committed to the same psychiatric hospital as the one where his mother was a patient. Through contact with social workers he became interested first in music to theater, to painting as possible careers. In 1957, at the age of 14 he entered the Corcoran School of Art as a student and, the following year, won a prize for a work he created there. During the time he was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment he met Elinor Ulman, a "passionate and ambitious" believer in the therapeutic value of making art, she became a mentor, introducing him to the principal Washington, D. C. encouraging his artistic ambitions. In 1959, at the age of 17, Sockwell left his family home.

He moved to Manhattan were he found work at Bonwit Teller and, by visiting bars that they frequented, began to meet abstract expressionist artists such as Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning. Failing to find a foothold in the New York art scene, he returned to Washington D. C. in 1963. Of that four-year period he said "I was the only black, it was hard to be accepted."Back in Washington he lived hand to mouth for a time. In 1965 he began a three-year stint as curator in the city's non-profit African-American gallery, Barnett-Aden. In 1968 or soon after, Sockwell became acquainted with Walter Hopps, James Harithas, Harry Lunn, each of whom began to influence and sustain his work. Hopps was director of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art which, in 1968, was absorbed by the Corcoran Gallery. Harithas was director of that gallery and Harry Lunn had just opened a commercial gallery in Washington. In 1958 aged 15, Sockwell was awarded a prize for his painting, "Bridge With the Sun." In 1966 he exhibited in a group show held at the Tarot Gallery in Manhattan.

Two years his work appeared beside works by Michael Clark, Robert Newman, Kenneth Wade in an exhibition of hard-edge art at the Corcoran Gallery He showed the following year in an NAACP-sponsored group exhibition held at the Nordness Gallery in Manhattan. Other exhibitors included Norman Lewis, Charles McGee, Felrath Hines, Alma W. Thomas, Walter Williams. At the same time his work appeared in a group of seventeen artists at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and at about this time he showed at the Margaret Dickey Gallery in the District. In 1971 a solo exhibition at the Jefferson Place Gallery called "Mirror Compositions" drew favorable criticism in both the Washington Post and Jet magazine. Another solo, this at the Corcoran, followed in 1974 and in the same year his work appeared in group shows at the Whitney and Brooklyn Museums; that year he executed a commission for a 40-foot-long mural for the psychiatric ward of D. C. General Hospital, he subsequently showed in Washington commercial spaces, including the Middendorf and Fiedler galleries.

Sockwell continued to show during the rest of the 1980s and first two years of the 1990s, but toward the end of this time he suffered periods when despite the assurance of high-priced sales he was unable to work and in the months leading up to his death in July 1992 he squandered the comfortable living, provided for him and returned to the destitute state of his early years as an artist. On July 9, 1992, Sockwell committed suicide by jumping off the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in Washington's Foggy Bottom. Writing just before that event, a Washington critic wrote that despite Sockwell's reputation for being somewhat difficult—""rather excessively endowed with what is known as'artistic temperament'"—his work was shown and enthusiastically received by both gallery goers and collectors. Afterwards Washington Post writer, Gene Weingarten, wrote a lengthy appreciation of his work and explication of his complex temperament and background. On June 4, 1992, a solo exhibition of Sockwell's work opened at the Washington Project for the Arts.

One critic said it was "one of its worthiest and most compelling shows." Another said that although "everyone praises his art," many people in the local art scene were exasperated with Sockwell. He drank too much, alienated the owners of commercial galleries that showed him, refused to promote his work, would not meet with collectors who were interested in buying, seemed constitutionally unable to hold down a job. One acquaintance told this critic, that Sockwell refused to engage in the business side of art, saying "Carroll

1993–94 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season

The 1993–94 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was the most active since the start of reliable satellite coverage in 1967, until it was surpassed by the 2018–19 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, 25 years later. Activity lasted from mid-November, when Moderate Tropical Storm Alexina formed, until mid-April, when Tropical Cyclone Odille became extratropical. Four tropical cyclones – Daisy, Geralda and Nadia – struck eastern Madagascar, of which Geralda was the costliest and deadliest. With gusts as strong as 350 km/h accompanied by heavy rainfall, Geralda destroyed more than 40,000 homes and left 356,000 people homeless. Geralda caused more than $10 million in damage. Cyclone Nadia was the second deadliest cyclone, having killed 12 people in northern Madagascar and severely damaging portions of northeastern Mozambique, killing about 240 people and leaving $20 million in damage in the latter country. In February, Cyclone Hollanda struck Mauritius near peak intensity, causing $135 million in damage and two deaths.

Three storms – Alexina and Cecilia – formed in late 1993, of which Cecilia affected land. Cyclone Daisy was the first storm in 1994, which struck Madagascar twice and affected many areas that were struck by Geralda. One cyclone – Farah – formed in the Australian basin as Tropical Cyclone Pearl before crossing into the south-west Indian Ocean. Tropical Cyclone Ivy threatened Mauritius just days after Hollanda struck, Intense Tropical Cyclone Litanne in March was the third of the season to hit northeastern Madagascar; the basin is defined as the area west of 90°E and south of the Equator in the Indian Ocean, which includes the waters around Madagascar westward to the east coast of Africa. Tropical cyclones in this basin are monitored by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion, as well as by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. On July 1, 1993, the Météo-France office in Réunion became a Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, as designated by the World Meteorological Organization.

In the year, MFR tracked tropical cyclones south of the equator from the coast of Africa to 90° E. Due to the high activity during the season, MFR issued twice the number of advisories as in the previous year; every six hours in the season, the agency issued bulletins when there was a tropical system within the basin. Storms were named by advisory centers in Madagascar. During the year, there were neutral El Niño Southern Oscillation conditions, for several months there was a well-established monsoon trough that extended into the Australian basin; the average storm duration was 9 days, although the final storm, lasted 16 days, a record at the time. The season was the second-most active on record since the start of reliable satellite coverage in 1967. Due to the high number of storms, there were a record number of cyclone days – days in which a tropical cyclone is active – as well as intense tropical cyclone days, with a total of 27 days for the latter; the next seasons to approach either total were the 2001 -- 2018 -- 19 seasons.

MFR had an alphabetically prepared list of names for the season, the last seven of which went unused: Pemma, Sydna, Valentina and Yvanna. In addition to the named storms, MFR tracked three other tropical systems that did not last for more than 24 hours; the first, designated Tropical Depression C1, formed on December 5 near the eastern portion of the basin, dissipated. The other two, designated E1 and H1, formed in February, respectively. In addition, Tropical Cyclone Willy crossed into the basin as a dissipating tropical depression, for which MFR did not issue advisories; the first storm of the season formed from a low pressure area with associated convection that persisted east of the Chagos Archipelago on November 7. It formed in tandem with two tropical depressions in the North Indian Ocean; the JTWC began tracking the system that day. On November 10, the depression intensified into Moderate Tropical Storm Alexina, having developed a central dense overcast. A narrow eastward-moving trough caused the storm to move southward for its entire duration, the only such storm of the season to maintain a north-south track.

On November 11, MFR estimated that Alexina attained peak winds of 85 km/h, while JTWC estimated peak winds of 110 km/h. Increased wind shear disrupted the convection, while a building ridge to the south caused its movement to slow. By late on November 12, Alexina weakened to tropical depression status, which subsequently drifted to the west until dissipating on November 16. On November 23, the intertropical convergence zone spawned a low pressure area in the far northeastern portion of the basin, which the JTWC assessed as having formed in the western Australian basin. Located north of a large ridge, the system tracked southwestward before turning more to the west. Late on November 25, MFR began classifying the system as a tropical disturbance, within 12 hours the agency upgraded it to Moderate Tropical Storm Bettina. On November 26, the storm turned to the southwest; the next day, Bettina developed an eye feature, MFR upgraded it to a severe tropical storm, with winds of 110 km/h. By comparison, the JTWC estimated winds of 100 km/h.

After wind shear increased on November 28, the storm weakened and within 24 hours was devoid of convection. Bettina again turned to the west as a tropical depression, it re-intensified on December 1, but dissipated on December 3 south of the Mascarene Islands. The intertropical convergence zone spawned a tro

Eel Brook Common

Eel Brook Common is common land in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, close to Fulham Broadway, with its south-eastern boundary along New King's Road. According to the Fulham Society, the name is a derivative of'hill brook common' - which relates to Musgrave Crescent, raised much higher than the surrounding land, it is believed that this is artificial and it was a Bronze Age mound - either a raised piece of ground to defend against attackers, or as a burial mound. When you leave Eel Brook Common from the north side, you go up a steep ramp - up onto Musgrave Crescent, it is within the Fulham Conservation Area of Parsons Green. In 1883 and again in 1891 a amateur local football team, Fulham F. C. played their home games there. The Common hosts a circus in early summer - and has three other fairs there every year - including Carters Steam Fair. During World War II, an underground bunker was located under Eel Brook Common. Illustrator Ralph Steadman lived opposite the Common while in London during the mid-20th century, as marked by a nearby blue plaque.

During 2002/2003 Groundwork West London completed a £300,000 make-over of the Common, installing surfaced and fenced sports pitches and revamping the vegetation there. In the year 2008/2009, Chelsea Football Club help create an astroturf pitch which can be used in the community, it was sponsored by Chelsea in association with a sports wear firm and is in the blue of Chelsea Football Club. Many local residents complained to the Council about the colour in a green environment, so there has been much work to grow varied natural screening; the common can be accessed by many roads - including Effie Road to the north, Musgrave Crescent to the north-east and New King's Road to the south-east. There are two tennis courts and a children's play ground aimed at under-6s. Eel Brook Common London Gardens Online