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Chapel Row

Chapel Row is a hamlet in West Berkshire and part of the civil parish of Bucklebury. The settlement is on a minor crossroads, on the C road topping the northern escarpment between Thatcham and Theale above the Kennet valley and is centred 5.5 miles east north-east of Newbury. Since the mid 17th century, an inn has stood near to the locality's green; the site is now occupied by The Bladebone Inn. In the 18th century, Chapel Row became known for its revels, which were held on the Monday following the feast of Saint Anne; the revels featured events such as backswording. The sport was not featured in a number of fayres as at least one contender was reported to have been killed. An 1812 Reading Mercury article on the fayre focusses on agriculture, stating that the event was an opportunity to trade cattle and employ farmhands; the settlement is on a minor crossroads, on the C road topping the northern escarpment between Thatcham and Theale above the Kennet valley and is centred 5.5 miles east north-east of Newbury.

Woodland with public access as common land and under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 occupies the land immediatedly west and south-west of the clustered centre, Bucklebury Common.. Chapel Row was the home of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge before her marriage in April 2011

Lilian Garis

Lilian C. Garis, born Lilian C. McNamara was an American author who wrote hundreds of books of juvenile fiction between around 1915 and the early 1940s. Prior to this, she was a reporter for the Newark Evening News in New Jersey. Garis and her husband, Howard R. Garis, were the most prolific children's authors of the early 20th century. For the Stratemeyer Syndicate she wrote under the pseudonym Margaret Penrose and Laura Lee Hope, with her works including some of the earliest books in the Bobbsey Twins series as well as the Dorothy Dale series, but Mrs. Garis wrote some books under her own name, her husband, Howard Roger Garis was a Syndicate writer and DJ on WNJR. Her children Roger and Cleo wrote juvenile fiction. First published by R. F. Fenno. By Grosset & Dunlap and Whitman Nancy Brandon, Enthusiast Nancy Brandon's Mystery Barbara Hale Barbara Hale's Mystery Friend A Girl Named Ted Ted and Tony Cleo's Conquest Cleo's Misty Rainbow Connie Loring's Dilemma Connie Loring's Ambition Judy Jordon Judy Jordon's Discovery Sally for Short Sally Found Out Gloria at Boarding School Gloria: A Girl and Her Dad Joan: Just a Girl Joan's Garden of Adventure Two versions were printed of the first six books, one with cover art by Ruth King and one by Pelagie Doane.

The series follows Carol Duncan and her sister and friends as they solve mysteries around Melody Lane. The events they encounter are standard series book fare of the time-period; the Ghost of Melody Lane The Forbidden Trail The Tower Secret The Wild Warning Terror at Moaning Cliff The Dragon Of The Hills Stinyman's Alley Secret of the Kashmir Shawl The Hermit of Proud Hill The Clue of the Crooked Key Listed as the next title in the series in "The Hermit of Proud Hill". Never published and unknown if this book was written. Information on Girls Series Stratemeyer's Other Garis Ghost: Lilian C. Garis Etexts Works by Lilian Garis at Project Gutenberg Works by Lilian Garis at Faded Page Works by or about Lilian Garis at Internet Archive Works by Lilian Garis at LibriVox

Titan (supercomputer)

Titan or OLCF-3 was a supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in a variety of science projects. Titan was an upgrade of Jaguar, a previous supercomputer at Oak Ridge, that uses graphics processing units in addition to conventional central processing units. Titan was the first such hybrid to perform over 10 petaFLOPS; the upgrade began in October 2011, commenced stability testing in October 2012 and it became available to researchers in early 2013. The initial cost of the upgrade was US$60 million, funded by the United States Department of Energy. Titan was eclipsed at Oak Ridge by Summit in 2019, built by IBM and features fewer nodes with much greater GPU capability per node as well as local per-node non-volatile caching of file data from the system's parallel file system. Titan employed AMD Opteron CPUs in conjunction with Nvidia Tesla GPUs to improve energy efficiency while providing an order of magnitude increase in computational power over Jaguar, it used 18,688 CPUs paired with an equal number of GPUs to perform at a theoretical peak of 27 petaFLOPS.

This was enough to take first place in the November 2012 list by the TOP500 organization, but Tianhe-2 overtook it on the June 2013 list. Titan was available for any scientific purpose. Any selected programs must be executable on other supercomputers to avoid sole dependence on Titan. Six vanguard programs were the first selected, they dealt with molecular scale physics or climate models, while 25 others were queued behind them. The inclusion of GPUs compelled authors to alter their programs; the modifications increased the degree of parallelism, given that GPUs offer many more simultaneous threads than CPUs. The changes yield greater performance on CPU-only machines. Plans to create a supercomputer capable of 20 petaFLOPS at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory originated as far back as 2005, when Jaguar was built. Titan will itself be replaced by an 200 petaFLOPS system in 2016 as part of ORNL's plan to operate an exascale machine by 2020; the initial plan to build a new 15,000 square meter building for Titan, was discarded in favor of using Jaguar's existing infrastructure.

The precise system architecture was not finalized until 2010, although a deal with Nvidia to supply the GPUs was signed in 2009. Titan was first announced at the private ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference on November 16, 2010, was publicly announced on October 11, 2011, as the first phase of the Titan upgrade began. Jaguar had received various upgrades since its creation, it began with the Cray XT3 platform that yielded 25 teraFLOPS. By 2008, Jaguar had been expanded with more cabinets and upgraded to the XT4 platform, reaching 263 teraFLOPS. In 2009, it was upgraded to the XT5 platform, hitting 1.4 petaFLOPS. Its final upgrades brought Jaguar to 1.76 petaFLOPS. Titan was funded by the US Department of Energy through ORNL. Funding was sufficient to purchase the CPUs but not all of the GPUs so the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agreed to fund the remaining nodes in return for computing time. ORNL scientific computing chief Jeff Nichols noted that Titan cost $60 million upfront, of which the NOAA contribution was less than $10 million, but precise figures were covered by non-disclosure agreements.

The full term of the contract with Cray included $97 million, excluding potential upgrades. The yearlong conversion began October 9, 2011. Between October and December, 96 of Jaguar's 200 cabinets, each containing 24 XT5 blades, were upgraded to XK7 blade while the remainder of the machine remained in use. In December, computation was moved to the 96 XK7 cabinets while the remaining 104 cabinets were upgraded to XK7 blades. ORNL's external ESnet connection was upgraded from 10 Gbit/s to 100 Gbit/s and the system interconnect was updated; the Seastar design used in Jaguar was upgraded to the Gemini interconnect used in Titan which connects the nodes into a direct 3D torus interconnect network. Gemini uses wormhole flow control internally; the system memory was doubled to 584 TiB. 960 of the XK7 nodes were fitted with a Fermi based GPU as Kepler GPUs were not available. This first phase of the upgrade increased the peak performance of Jaguar to 3.3 petaFLOPS. Beginning on September 13, 2012, Nvidia K20X GPUs were fitted to all of Jaguar's XK7 compute blades, including the 960 TitanDev nodes.

In October, the task was completed and the computer was renamed Titan. In March 2013, Nvidia launched the GTX Titan, a consumer graphics card that uses the same GPU die as the K20X GPUs in Titan. Titan underwent acceptance testing in early 2013 but only completed 92% of the tests, short of the required 95%; the problem was discovered to be excess gold in the female edge connectors of the motherboards' PCIe slots causing cracks in the motherboards' solder. The cost of repair was borne by Cray and between 12 and 16 cabinets were repaired each week. Throughout the repairs users were given access to the available CPUs. On March 11, they gained access to 8,972 GPUs. ORNL announced on April 8 that the repairs were complete and acceptance test completion was announced on June 11, 2013. Titan's hardware has a theoretical peak performance of 27 petaFLOPS with "perfect" software. On November 12, 2012, the T

Mutiny on the Bunny

Mutiny on the Bunny is a Looney Tunes cartoon short starring Bugs Bunny, directed by Friz Freleng and released by Warner Brothers studios in 1950. The cartoon was made in 1948 but not released until 1950, it features Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam as "Shanghai Sam". It is one of three nautical-themed shorts with Sam as a pirate, along with Buccaneer Bunny and Captain Hareblower; the title is a reference to the film Mutiny on the Bounty. In 18th-century England, the triple-masted schooner the "Sad Sack" sits at the docks. Yosemite Sam's former crew member, a haggard, disheveled man, escapes after stating to the audience: "I was a human being, once." "Shanghai Sam" needs a new crew. Seeing Bugs Bunny, Sam puts up signs for a fake free trip around the world. On board, Bugs waves goodbye to a cheering crowd declaring, "He's not long for this world!", is knocked out when Sam conks him over the head. Bugs finds, he demands he gets rid of it. Sam chucks the iron ball, plus Bugs, overboard. Bugs storms up to Sam again and demands an explanation.

A short argument ends with Bugs mopping the deck. As payback, Bugs scrawls insults on the deck. Bugs smugly compliments Sam on "keeping your ship so spic and span." Realizing he's been tricked, Sam points a pistol at Bugs. Bugs tricks Sam into thinking that the ship is sinking. Sam jumps into the lifeboat, but Bugs pulls him out and reminds him: "The Captain goes down with his ship". Sam resigns and makes Bugs the captain. After an argument, he accepts. Sam disguises himself as a panicking hysterical old lady in need of rescuing. Bugs drops it into the water. Just as Sam starts to row away, Bugs calls him back and throws him the ship's anchor dressed as a baby, sinking Sam and his lifeboat. Back on the ship, Sam discovers Bugs with some digging tools. Bugs explains. Sam snatches the map, follows its clues to an "X" in the ship's hold and starts chopping, only to break the hull and sink the Sad Sack. Back at the docks, after he somehow took the ship out of the sea, Sam hammers boards to patch the hole in the ship's hull.

After launch, he looks for Bugs, vengeance on his mind. He finds Bugs in the cargo hold, he aims the cannon into lights the fuse, only for Bugs to appear behind him. Panicking, Sam tries to blow out the fuse; the cannon fires into the hull, sinking the Sad Sack again. Back at the docks, Sam once again makes repairs to the hull. After launch, he looks for Bugs again, he finds him up in the main mast. Sam aims the cannon upward, but when he fires a cannonball up to Bugs, it falls back and crashes down on Sam, pushing him through the hull. Underwater, a lump appears on the Sad Sack sinks on top of him. Back at the docks, Sam again fixes his ship; this time, Bugs ties the ship to the slipway. During launch, the ship's exterior is ripped off, leaving only the frames of it and Sam to slide down the slipway and sink into the water. From the depths comes a white flag waving in surrender. Much Bugs and Sam are in a single rowboat, Bugs in a deck chair like a steamboat passenger, Sam rowing the boat for Bugs' trip around the world.

Bugs exclaims about the places they've been and the things they've seen, orders Sam to hurry so they can still make it to Rio de Janeiro. The shot irises out. List of Bugs Bunny cartoons List of Yosemite Sam cartoons Mutiny on the Bunny on IMDb

Grand Prix (band)

Grand Prix were an English hard rock and pop rock band, active between 1978 and 1984 and notable for featuring two future members of Uriah Heep. Grand Prix were founded in 1978 under the name Paris, they changed their name to Grand Prix in 1980 with the lineup of Bernie Shaw on lead vocals, Michael O'Donoghue on guitar, Ralph Hood on bass, Andy Beirne on drums and Phil Lanzon on keyboards. All five members performed harmony vocals, while Lanzon would contribute the occasional lead vocal, as illustrated on such songs as "Which Way Did the Wind Blow?". In 1980, the band released their debut self-titled album on RCA Records. "Which Way Did the Wind Blow?" was released as a single, with music videos being filmed for it and two other songs from the album, "Feel Like I Do" and "Westwind". These videos showed the band playing on a stage with no audience. In 1981, Shaw left the band and was replaced by Robin McAuley, who would record two more albums with the group, There for None to See and Samurai, before they disbanded in 1984.

Shaw and Lanzon would end up joining Uriah Heep as that band's vocalist and keyboardist in 1986, to this day they remain the band's longest-serving keyboardist and vocalist. O'Donoghue went on to join Bronz and in the early nineties spent a year in the Ian Gillan band. McAuley ended up joining with guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker to form the McAuley Schenker Group and would go on to front the band Survivor during the latter half of the 2000s. Grand Prix There for None to See Samurai Grand Prix at Discogs

Death of Lucas Leonard

In October 2015, 19-year-old Lucas Leonard from Chadwicks, New York, died from injuries sustained during an hours-long'counseling' session at his church, the Word of Life Christian Church in Chadwicks, Oneida County, New York. Both he and his brother, were beaten by parishioners during the session, among those indicted in connection with the beating were Leonard's own parents and older sister; the Chadwicks Word of Life Christian Church started out as an ordinary Pentecostal church before becoming more cult-like after pastor Jerry Irwin retook control and began shaming and controlling other members. One of Irwin's relatives accused Lucas of having been involved in witchcraft and voodoo, but these accusations were refuted by police. Authorities have stated. On the night of October 11, 2015, following a Sunday church meeting, Leonard was subject to an all-night counseling session in the church attended by about 30 parishioners, including his parents and older sister; the meeting was held after Leonard expressed a desire to leave the church.

Lucas and his 17-year-old brother, were beaten continuously. According to witness testimony, the session lasted 14 hours and ended when the parishioners thought Lucas was dead. Lucas died in hospital the next day. Autopsy results revealed "multiple contusions from blunt-force trauma to the torso and extremities", including blows to the genital area. A grand jury handed down indictments to Leonard's parents and Deborah Leonard, for first-degree manslaughter. Animals subsequently rescued from Lucas' parents' house were found to have been living in neglect, the house was foul-smelling and full of garbage. Neighbors described the church as isolated from the local community and as a cult, with one saying that "church members used to build fires on the roofs, there was chanting and weird rituals", that dogs howled all night inside the church but were never seen outside. Cult expert Rick Ross said "This is an old-school group... It’s typical in many ways. They’re isolated, they've cocooned their members and homeschooled the children.

Besides a web site to sell pedigree yorkies, they were isolated. That’s a common characteristic in cults to make sure they are the only ones influencing the member’s judgements." A former member said that parents were encouraged to beat their children as punishment for getting bad grades. Following the incident, the pastor of the unrelated Word Of Life Assembly of God Church in Baldwinsville, New York, began receiving threatening phone calls from people confusing his church with the one in Chadwicks; the Chadwicks church, despite being Pentecostal, is not affiliated with Assembly of God or any other denomination, is not overseen by any larger organization. The townspeople held a prayer vigil outside the church on October 20; the organizers of the prayer vigil called for Word of Life to be shut down. Lucas's surviving brother, Christopher Leonard, began testifying in court starting on October 21, he said that during the beating, he was punched in the stomach struck on the genitals and other parts of his body with a 4 feet "whip" made from an electrical cord.

On, he was forced to wear ear plugs and ear muffs, to sit in a corner. He said the church's pastor, Tiffanie Irwin, was responsible for organizing the counseling session during which the beating took place; when he saw his brother lying motionless on the floor, Christopher attempted to give him CPR but stopped once he realized Lucas was dead. On October 23, a family court hearing was held to determine who should have custody of the Leonards' seven other underage children, aged between 2 and 15; as of January 9, 2017 the disposition of the cases against the nine people involved on the assault on Lucas Leonard are as follows: Bruce Leonard, the father, who whipped both boys during the session pleaded guilty to felony assault was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Deborah Leonard, the mother, who whipped them during the session pleaded guilty to felony assault, was sentenced to five years in state prison. On September 1, 2016 half sister Sarah Ferguson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in July 2016 of manslaughter and assault.

Pastor Tiffanie Irwin, age 29, who called for the counseling session and oversaw its organization was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2016 to 12 years in state prison for manslaughter. Joseph Irwin was sentenced on Dec. 19 to eight years in prison for gang assault. David Morey was sentenced on Jan. 9, 2017 to five years in prison for assault. Linda Morey who pulled the power cord out of the closet was sentenced on Jan. 9 to five years in prison for assault. Traci Irwin, 50, Daniel Irwin, 25, both pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment. Traci Irwin, was sentenced to one year for each count. UPDATE: On March 24, 2017 Traci Irwin was set free after serving one year and five months in jail. Daniel Irwin received two years in jail. UPDATE: On March 24, 2017 Daniel Irwin was set free after serving one year and five months in jail. Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult Word of Life Church’s Path From Bible Group to Lethal Sect