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Beckholmen

For an article about Beckholmen in Finland, see Pikisaari. Beckholmen is a small island in Sweden. Having served the city's shipping industry for centuries, Beckholmen is now regarded as a historical monument of national interest, and, by its location just south of Djurgården in the vicinity of other similar localities it forms part of Royal National City Park, Stockholms Sjögård, an area of the harbour of Stockholm containing maritime environments of historical interest; the original name of the island and other similar local names such as Biskopsudden, is associated with the priory in Klara to which the surrounding area was donated by King Magnus Ladulås, who in turn took it over from the archbishop and chapter in Uppsala in 1286. Set up in 1633, a private pitch boilery started to produce pitch on the island, pitch at the time being both used at the city's abundant shipyards and an important national trade item; the operations must have had quite an impact, since Queen Christina when handing the area over to the city in 1647, explains she wished to see storehouses built on Bäck- eller Tiärholmen for "the advantage and benefit of the city and the residents".

Thus having both its name and reputation set, the islet was bestowed a tar distilling workshop intended for the north-eastern shores of Södermalm, replacing the boilery during the 1680s. Private entrepreneurs took charge of the island in 1717 and, in spite of a devastating fire in 1723, developed it into an important part of their trading house; as Sweden lost its last war in 1809 it lost Finland, the major source of raw material for the capital's tar industry, during the first half of the 19th century the workshops on the island were passed back and forth between different owners. In 1848 however, the growing number of steamships produced a need for new shipyards, for the purpose Beckholmen was bought by the city's wholesalers and shipping industry; the first two dry docks, 75 metres and 45 metres long and provided with a steam-driven pumping-station, were thus burst out of the islands bedrock the following year, while the first bridge connecting the island to Djurgården, was built. The docks were extended in two stages during the 1870s and 1890s to their present lengths, 102 metres and 99 metres.

The island was bought by the city in 1918 and subsequently handed over to the Swedish Navy administration who had the third dock built 1923-1925. It was inaugurated by King Gustav V, thus named "The GV-dock", extended to 197 metres twenty years later. Two local landmarks, well known to most Stockholmers, cranes decorated as giraffes, were relocated to Beckholmen in 1988 from their original location at Södra Hammarbyhamnen; as of 2007, The Royal Djurgården Administration have taken over the management of the island, now included into the National City Park and protected as a historical monument. The large GV-dock is still in commercial use, run by the private entrepreneur GV Varv AB, while the two older docks are operated by a foundation and a society devoted to historical maritime sites and sailing ships, Stiftelsen Skärgårdsbåten and Sveriges Segelfartygsförening. To financially safeguard the continuity of the operations on Beckholmen and the maintenance of quays and parks, the city is expected to set up an agreement of investments with the administration, while the State will be required to finance some of the historical monuments on the island, including the docks.

An environmental analysis in 1998-2005 have shown centuries of shipping activities on the island have produced high amounts of excreted lead, arsenic, PAHs both on the island itself and on the sea bed surrounding it, it has been estimated the island alone is responsible for some 10 per cent of the discharge in the outer Stockholm Harbour. The National Property Board together with the Djurgården administration therefore have applied for additional funds from the Stockholm County Administrative Board for necessary sanitation operations. Though most of the shipping trade since long have abandoned the harbour of Stockholm, icebreakers, until stationed in the city harbour, are driven out because they are said to intimidate tourists, Beckholmen remains a living maritime environment preserving its heritage and throughout the year minding ships of all sizes and materials. Geography of Stockholm Kastellholmen Skeppsholmen Sjöskolan - Aerial photo

Mariya Stepanova

Mariya Matveyevna Stepanova was a Russian opera singer who created the leading soprano roles in A Life for the Tsar and Lyudmila, Dmitry Donskoy. Stepanova was born into a family of musicians active in the Imperial Theatres in Saint Petersburg, she studied to be ballet dancer and was trained in singing by Catterino Cavos. She made her operatic debut in 1835 and the following year created the role of Antonida in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar, she sang with the Imperial Opera at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in Saint Petersburg until 1846 and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow until 1855 when she retired from the stage. During that time, she periodically returned to perform in Saint Petersburg where she created the role of Ksenia in Anton Rubinstein's Dmitry Donskoy in 1852. Stepanova died in Saint Petersburg in 1903 and is buried in the city's Novodevichy Cemetery

Debbie Young

Debbie Young is a British writer of cozy mystery novels, active member of ALLi the, founder in 2015 of the now annual Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. Her debut novel, Best Murder in Show, was published in 2017 as the first part in a series of seven novels that spans the course of a village year. In 2015, Young commissioned T E Shepherd to illustrate the fictional Hector's House Bookshop and Tea Room that features in her Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries series of cozy mystery novels. In 2018 Debbie was invited by John Holland to co-judge the Stroud Short Stories competition. Young was born in Sidcup, Kent and was schooled first at Days Lane Primary, after passing the 11+ at Beaverwood School for Girls, her family relocated to Germany when Debbie was aged 14, she spent four years at Frankfurt International School where she gained the brand new International Baccalaureate. Young came back to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York, before living and working for a while in London and the West of England as a journalist and PR consultant.

Young now lives in a small Cotswold village with her daughter. Best Murder in Show, Hawkesbury Press, 2017 Trick or Murder?, Hawkesbury Press, 2017 Murder in the Manger, Hawkesbury Press, 2017 Murder by the Book, Hawkesbury Press, 2018 Springtime for Murder, Hawkesbury Press, 2018 Secrets at St Bride's, Hawkesbury Press, 2019 How To Get Your Self-Published Book into Bookstores: Volume 4, Font Publications, 2017 How to Work More Effectively with the Book Trade with Dan Holloway, Font Publications Coming to Terms with Type 1 Diabetes: One Family's Story of Life After Diagnosis, Hawkesbury Press, 2014 Since 2010 Young has written monthly columns for two local magazines, the multiple award-winning "Tetbury Advertiser" and the "Hawkesbury Parish News". These articles and columns have since been republished in two books. All Part of the Charm: A Modern Memoir of English Village Life: Volume 1, Hawkesbury Press, 2016 Young By Name: Whimsical Columns from the Tetbury Advertiser, Hawkesbury Press, 2016 Young By Name: monthly contribution to the Tetbury Advertiser.

Page 4 of the October edition Cozy Mystery Writer Debbie Young Gives Back to the Indie Community, Inspirational Indie Authors podcast with Howard Lovy, 8 September 2019 Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores And Libraries With Debbie Young, interview with Joanna Penn Writing 1000 Words a Day: Finding Better Ways to Measure Productivity & Finish Your Book Are You A Plotter vs Pantser? With Debbie Young and David Penny Interview on Stratford Wrods with Nick le Mesurier Young has for many years been involved in the UNESCO-led World Book Night as one of thousands of volunteer "book givers". In 2015, she set up a small local event on the evening of 23 April in The Fox Inn in Hawkesbury Upton. What started as a few author friends and village locals soon led to an invitation to the general public to join a full evening event with over 20 authors and illustrators, celebrating the joy of reading with a series of panel discussions and public readings. In 2016, the festival returned, this time for a full day's programme in multiple venues, it has grown year on year since then.

The fifth festival on Saturday 27 April 2019, once again coincided with World Book Night Official Web Page of Debbie Young Debbie Young on Twitter Debbie Young Author at Facebook Debbie Young at Goodreads Debbie Young at Amazon Profile on Hawkesbury Press website

Slammiversary IX

Slammiversary IX was the 7th Slammiversary professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which took place on June 12, 2011 at the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the celebratation the ninth anniversary of TNA Wrestling. In October 2017, with the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, the event became available to stream on demand. Slammiversary featured eight professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches; the predominant feud on the card was between Kurt Angle. Jarrett wanted Kurt's Olympic Gold Medal since he had "taken away everything else" from Angle, including his wife and kids. TNA officials made the match a #1 contender's match as well, meaning the winner would be next in line to challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Karen Jarrett, Kurt's ex-wife and Jeff's current wife, had been costing Kurt the matches against Jeff at the last few pay-per-views. Angle enlisted the aid of Chyna to get rid of Karen. Angle confronted Karen, after a scuffle between the two of them and Jeff, Karen fell down a flight of stairs; this injured her to the point. The second main feud centered around the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Mr. Anderson won the #1 contender's spot a month prior, he tried to get into champion Sting's head by attacking him after his match with Rob Van Dam at Sacrifice, by dressing up like 1980s-era Sting. Anderson invited a man from Sting's past, Disco Inferno, to Impact Wrestling, bloodied him with a microphone. Anderson continued to taunt Sting's past by having Eric Young imitate The Great Muta to recreate and mock a classic match that the two once had. However, a distraction from Sting allowed Young to win the match. Young and Sting teamed against Gunner and Mr. Anderson, but Eric Young's comedic antics cost them the match.

A frustrated Sting attacked Mr. Anderson backstage and rubbed facepaint all over him, skewed his own facepaint to make himself resemble an evil villain, having reached the boiling point. Meanwhile, A. J. Styles and Bully Ray were feuding. During a four-way match on Impact Wrestling, Ray powerbombed Styles off the stage and through a set of tables; this put him out of action. Styles' faction Fortune enlisted the help of Styles' old friend Christopher Daniels to step in and take his place for the Lockdown pay-per-view. Styles returned at the end of the Lethal Lockdown match between Fortune and Bully Ray's Immortal faction, attacked Ray and cost his team the match. Styles' feud with Ray continued, with Tommy Dreamer getting involved as well, giving Styles a piledriver to try to reinjure his neck. Styles and Dreamer met one-on-one at Sacrifice in a No Holds Barred match. Styles had the match won, but interference from Bully Ray gave Dreamer the opening to piledrive him on a table and win the match; this led to a Street Fight between the teams of Styles and Daniels and Bully Ray and Dreamer, which Styles and Daniels won.

However, the war of words continued between Styles and Bully Ray, they decided to settle it in a Last Man Standing match at Slammiversary. New TNA Women's Knockout Champion Mickie James was involved in a match against newcomer Winter, bloodied her up by accident during the match. Angelina Love, Winter's partner, viciously attacked James because of what she had done, which led to a tag team match where James teamed up with her former rival Tara to take on the team of Love and Winter. Love won the match by scoring a pinfall victory over James, earning a title shot at the PPV. Samoa Joe let the "undefeated" rookie. Crimson confronted Joe about abandoning him to be attacked by Abyss. Joe decided to get into Crimson's head by brutalizing Crimson's older brother, Amazing Red. Crimson saved his brother, but was attacked by Samoa Joe at a bar. Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan decided to try to rid TNA of their legendary X Division to rebel against the overbearing "Network" aka Spike, overstepping their boundaries in terms of power.

Bischoff decided to try to get an Immortal member to win the TNA X Division Championship, so he booked a match between Abyss and then-champ Kazarian, which Abyss ended up winning. Brian Kendrick decided to lead a rebellion against Bischoff and Hogan in the name of the X Division and demanded a match against Abyss. Kendrick still demanded another rematch. However, Kazarian felt like he deserved a title shot, too. Bischoff put the two of them in a # 1 contender's bout, they were granted five extra minutes to settle their differences, but Abyss came down to the ring and brutalized the two of them. Kendrick and Kazarian confronted Abyss backstage, where Abyss said goodbye to his dangerous weapon "Janice" that Kazarian was trying to use as ransom, granted the two men a three-way match at the PPV for the title. Abyss promised he wouldn't destroy the title, but keep it, due to the teachings of ancient Chinese war strategist Sun Tzu. Scott Steiner and Matt Morgan started ripping on each other in promos, Morgan attacked Steiner backstage.

They had a short brawl, with Morgan gaining the upper hand during the brawl. Steiner got revenge a couple of weeks by attacking Morgan during a match and making Morgan lose. Robert Roode's shoulder injury at the hands of Immortal gave Eric Bischoff the right to strip Beer Money, Inc. of the TNA World Tag Team Championship. However, Alex Shelley

Anderson Arena

Anderson Arena is an indoor arena located in Memorial Hall on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and is home to the Bowling Green Falcons women's gymnastics team. The arena, which opened in 1960, served as the home arena for the Bowling Green men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team until 2011. Following their season finales in 2010 and 2011, the teams moved into the newly built Stroh Center on the east side of campus, it had a seating capacity of 4,700 people for basketball games. For gymnastics meets, the capacity is 2,800; the arena is named after Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Harold Anderson, who coached Bowling Green's men's basketball team from 1942–63, leading the Falcons to three NCAA tournament appearances. Anderson Arena played host to the championship game of the 1983 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, in which Bowling Green lost 59–56 to Ohio; the arena hosted first round games for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament in 1989, 1993 and 1994.

Anderson Arena was notable for its final center-hung scoreboard, an All-American scoreboard, at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and was moved to Anderson in the late 1980s. Anderson Arena hosted a number of concerts. On October 12, 1974 Aerosmith performed at Anderson Arena. On May 4, 1975, Jefferson Starship performed to a sold out crowd. In October of 1975 Loggins and Messina performed at the arena, with Juice Newton & Silver Spur performing as the opening act. In November of 1975, Crosby & Nash performed at the arena. After the concert, Graham Nash needed to be taken to the Wood County Hospital for a respiratory Issue; the Doobie Brothers performed with Foreigner as a warm up band. At the 2010 Centennial Concert Gavin DeGraw, Michelle Branch, Red Wanting Blue performed at Anderson Arena, just before the Stroh Center supplanted Anderson Arena as the primary large event venue at the University. President Gerald Ford held a rally at the arena during the Greek Week opening on June 7, 1976. President Ronald Reagan held a rally to 4,000 attendees at the arena on September 26, 1984.

Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin hosted a rally with about 5,500 attendees on October 29, 2008. By the dawn of the new millennium, problems arose with the arena. There were only two restrooms in the entire arena--a serious problem whenever attendance was anywhere near capacity, it lacked a number such as air conditioning. The concession facilities were well behind the times, its acoustics and seating arrangement for concerts left much to be desired. Most it was nowhere near compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Bowling Green men's basketball team won their final regular season game at Anderson Arena, defeating Buffalo 73–63. During the halftime of the game a ceremony named Closing the Doors At the House That Roars was held that included former Bowling Green Falcons basketball stars, most notably Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond, university president Dr. Carol A. Cartwright and Ellen Anderson, the daughter of former coach and arena namesake Harold Anderson.

The ceremony included a video tribute and a few speeches were given reminiscing the history of the arena. The final commencement ceremonies at the Anderson Arena occurred on May 6–7, 2011 with 1,958 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their diplomas in four ceremonies over the two days

MegaSquirt

MegaSquirt is a general-purpose aftermarket electronic fuel injection controller designed to be used with a wide range of spark-ignition internal combustion engines MegaSquirt was designed by Bruce Bowling and Al Grippo in 2001. The Megasquirt's predecessor was the EFI332 project, led by Al Grippo. EFI332 development started around 1999 and culminated in the release of about 200 kits in 2000; the system used a 32-bit MC68332 microcontroller from Motorola. A steep coding, electronic design, tuning curve prevented the system from gaining wider acceptance; the designers decided to simplify the EFI332 design, focus on managing the fuel injectors. This was the basis for the first MegaSquirt. For a more detailed cross-reference of the features available within the Megasquirt range of products, see MegaSquirt product cross reference The assembled controller takes input from several sensors in order to manage the fuel injectors, including a throttle position sensor, exhaust gas oxygen sensor, MAP sensor, tach signal, intake air temperature sensor, a coolant temperature sensor.

The latter two sensors themselves are the General Motors type, although the controller can be recalibrated to use other sensors including Ford and Bosch. As the product has gone through multiple hardware and firmware revisions, it is difficult to be specific about the capabilities of any particular MegaSquirt without knowing three things: microcontroller, printed circuit board and firmware versions; the version 1.0 MegaSquirt used an 8-bit Motorola MC68HC908 microcontroller, all versions of the main board support this processor. The MegaSquirt-II processor upgrade daughter card includes a 16-bit MC9S12, is a step up from the original MC68HC908 processor MegaSquirt; the current Megasquirt-III uses a 16bit MC9S12XEP100 processor running at 50 MHz which includes a 100 MHz RISC core. The first group buy of printed circuit boards was performed in 2001; these boards are V1.01 main boards, are no longer available. The second group buy in 2002, as well as all following purchases until 2005 are V2.2 main boards, have a V2.2 printed in the upper left corner of the PCB.

MegaSquirt ECU's have not been sold by group buy since 2002. Instead, vendors resell the Bowling and Grippo offerings, they keep stock current, so all items are available at all times. There is a list of vendors in the megamanual. Starting in July 2005, the V3 PCB was made available to use some of the advanced features of the MegaSquirt-II; as of August 2007, the v2.2 and v3 boards are still available. There is a newer version of the PCB; the V3.57 is a surface-mount device version of the MegaSquirt V3 "thru-hole" main board. The 3.57 version of the board was created in order to allow for automated assembly of the majority of components using automated pick and place and reflow soldering. The boards are meant for those unwilling to assemble their own main board. Note that the V3.57 board is not a replacement for the "build-it-yourself" boards, but rather an additional version of the MegaSquirt main board intended to make life easier for distributors who are building their boards for resale, to compete with mainstream ECU suppliers.

Although this board uses surface-mount components, the layout is the same as in the V3 main board, apart from the omission of the DIY-oriented prototype area. Component numbering remains the same in nearly all cases. In fact, this board version started with the V3 main board, maintains the 4-layer construction and power distribution, it is the same size and the connectors are in the same places, so it fits in the standard case with no modifications. Standard V3.000 codeThis is the default pre-loaded code from Grippo. It is a simple and effective fuel injection controller with an 8x8 fuel table for speed density or alpha-n. Narrow band or wide band oxygen sensors can be used for closed loop control, an on/off idle valve may be used. MS1/Extra MS1/Extra is a firmware modification to the original Bowling and Grippo MegaSquirt written by Philip Ringwood and James Murray; as the name implies it adds ignition management, as well as a large number of other features such as boost control, fan control, programmable outputs, water injection and more to MegaSquirt.

Hardware modifications are required to run ignition and the learning curve is steeper than a fuel-only implementation, but many hundreds of users use the "MS1/Extra" firmware. The firmware was actively developed and is now a stable alternative to the base MS code. Most MegaSquirt vendors ship the MS1/Extra firmware as standard on MS1 boards; the firmware is designed to operate using either a supported ignition system, such as GM HEI, or Ford EDIS, or it can decode certain trigger wheel signals from crank/cam sensor pickups and directly run wasted spark or coil on plug. Standard MS-II codeThis is the default Al Grippo code; the code has 12x12 fuel and spark tables, stepper IAC control, PWM idle valve control, several user-configurable spare ports, self-tuning functions, fuel control to 1 μs. MS-II can decode many standard toothed crank wheels. Additional features includes X-Tau transient enrichment compensation (acce