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Hurricane Earl (2010)

Hurricane Earl was the first major hurricane to threaten New England since Hurricane Bob in 1991. The fifth named storm of the season, Earl originated from a tropical wave to west of the Cape Verde Islands on August 25, 2010. Tracking nearly due west, the system attained tropical storm intensity within hours of genesis. After maintaining winds of 50 mph for nearly two days, Earl began to strengthen as it neared the Lesser Antilles; the storm intensified into a hurricane on August 29 and a major hurricane on August 30 as it brushed the Leeward Islands. A temporary weakening trend took place as Earl moved northwestward, contributed to moderate southwesterly wind shear, but intensification resumed by September 1. Once reorganized, Earl reached its peak winds of 145 mph. Executing a gradual curve to the northeast, the hurricane weakened over decreasing sea surface temperatures. Accelerating northeastward, the system weakened to a tropical storm before reattaining hurricane strength as it made landfall near Western Head, Nova Scotia.

After traversing the peninsula, the hurricane became extratropical and was absorbed by a larger low pressure area on September 6, while located north of Newfoundland. In the Lesser Antilles, the storm brought strong winds, damaging houses and toppling trees and power lines, resulting in hundreds of thousands of electrical outages. Heavy rainfall led to inundating streets and leaving waist-deep water on some islands. One death occurred in Antigua and Barbuda when a person was electrocuted while attempting to restore power; the region was inflicted with at least $40.8 million in damage. Along the coast of the Eastern United States, tropical storm-force winds affected portions of North Carolina and Massachusetts. Six fatalities were confirmed in the United States as a result of rough seas. In Nova Scotia, where Earl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, one person drowned and hundreds of thousands of people lost power for days. Earl formed in a well-organized area of low pressure and moved into the Atlantic Ocean as a vigorous tropical wave on early August 22.

After moving off the west coast of Africa, a surface low started to develop near the area of thunderstorms. The surface low was able to organize the area of thunderstorms, allowing deep convection to occur near it; because of the area's increasing thunderstorm organization, the National Hurricane Center indicated on August 24 that the system had a 90% chance of becoming a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. 18 hours the NHC classified the system as Tropical Depression Seven at around 1500 UTC on August 25, while it was located about 430 mi west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. Six hours at about 2100 UTC, the system's maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 40 mph. Accordingly, the depression was declared to have become the fifth tropical storm of the season, received the name Earl. Earl was forecast to head westward while strengthening under the influence of low wind shear and warm ocean temperatures. However, dry air caught in Earl's circulation precluded additional intensification, causing the storm to maintain 45 mph maximum sustained winds for 36 hours.

On August 29, the storm resumed gradual intensification though wind shear increased due to the outflow from nearby Hurricane Danielle. The wind shear caused Earl's low level center of circulation to become exposed, limiting Earl's intensification to 60 mph maximum sustained winds during the following 12 hours; as the storm neared the Leeward Islands, convection increased around Earl and defined banding features formed. Around 1230 UTC, Earl strengthened into a hurricane 365 mi east of the northern Leeward Islands. Rapid intensification ensued throughout the day as a 35 mi wide eye became apparent in radar imagery from Guadeloupe. Hurricane Earl's outflow improved through August 30 and sustained winds rose above 100 mph, making Earl a Category 2 storm. Around 1200 UTC, the center of Earl passed 25 mi east-northeast of St. Martin with sustained winds of 110 mph. Several hours the storm further intensified into a major hurricane; that afternoon, Earl became a Category 4 hurricane, attaining winds of 135 mph before leveling out in intensity.

A northwestward track began to become apparent by this time as the system neared the southwestern periphery of a subtropical ridge over the Atlantic Ocean. Early on August 31, an eyewall replacement cycle, a process in which a storm's eye dissipates and is replaced by a larger one, began to take place. Despite increasing wind shear, the system maintained its intensity through September 1, when it weakened to a Category 3 system. Gradual strengthening took place throughout the day as the eye became better defined and convection deepened around the center. Additionally, the storm began to turn northward in response to the ridge over the Atlantic and a strong trough over the Great Lakes. Hurricane Earl attained its peak intensity during the morning of September 2 with winds of 145 mph and a barometric pressure of 928 mbar. During the afternoon of September 2, Earl succumbed to the effects of increased shear and cooler water temperatures. Embedded within the mid-latitude westerlies, a gradual northeasterly turn was expected over the following day, preventing Earl from making landfall along the East Coast of the United States.

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Gunnar af Klintberg

Carl Gunnar Ferdinand af Klintberg was a Swedish Army major general. His senior commands include commanding officer of Svea Artillery Regiment, the Royal Swedish Army Staff College as well Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in the Congo. Af Klintberg served as the Inspector of the Swedish Army Signal Troops. Af Klintberg was born in Skövde, the son of captain Carl af Klintberg and Märta, he passed studentexamen on 11 May 1921 and became fänrik in the Svea Artillery Regiment's reserve on 31 December 1923. Af Klintberg was commissioned as an officer when he passed his exam on 18 December 1924 and was appointed fänrik in Svea Artillery Regiment on 13 February 1925 and second lieutenant there on 31 December 1925, he passed the general course of the Artillery and Engineering College in 1928 and became lieutenant in the regiment on 18 July Klintberg was educated at the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1930 to 1932. He became captain of the General Staff in 1936 and served in Svea Artillery Regiment in 1941.

He became major of the General Staff in 1942 and was chief of staff of the IV Military Commanding Staff from 1942 to 1946. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1945 and served again in Svea Artillery Regiment in 1946. Af Klintberg was promoted to colonel in 1949 and was head of the Recruiting and Replacement Office from 1949 to 1953, he served as regimental commander of Svea Artillery Regiment from 1953 to 1955 and commanding officer of the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1955 to 1959 as well as the Inspector of the Swedish Army Signal Troops from 1959 to 1962. Af Klintberg was promoted to major general in 1962 and was Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in the Congo from 1962 to 1963. In 1935 he married his relative Gertrud af Klintberg, the daughter of lawyer Bengt af Klintberg and Greta von Unge. af Klintberg was the father of Ulf, Carl, Ingrid, Tord and Pål. He died on 9 October 1983 and was buried on 15 June 1984 at the Old Cemetery in Grödinge, Botkyrka Municipality.

Af Klintberg's awards: King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal Commander First Class of the Order of the Sword Knight of the Order of the Polar Star Knight of the Order of Vasa Commander of the Order of St. Olav Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences

Bond 875

The Bond 875 was a small three-wheeled car designed by Lawrence "Lawrie" Bond and manufactured by Bond Cars Ltd in Preston, United Kingdom from 1965 to 1970. There was a van version from 1967, known as the Ranger; the car was announced in August 1965, though volume production got under way only during the summer of 1966. The 875 used the lower-compression four-cylinder 875 cc 34 b.h.p. Four-stroke engine used in the Commer Imp Van from the Rootes Group. Crucially for the dynamics of the vehicle, this was rear-mounted, unlike in most other British three-wheelers of the era, it was the same basic layout as used in the Hillman Imp, installed as a complete package along with the Imps' transmission, rear suspension and rear wheels: however, thanks to the fact that the 875 had a fibreglass body along with aluminium doors, weighed less than 400 kg, the performance was good — better than the Imp. The low-compression engine meant it was able to run on "2-star" low-octane petrol, cheaper than varieties used by larger and more tuned engines.

The car's light weight enabled it to qualify for motorcycle road tax rates, be driven on a motorcycle licence but in order to keep the weight down the interior trim and fittings were minimal. Racing driver John Surtees drove the car at Brands Hatch in 1965, setting a fastest lap of 1:22 for the 1.24 mile circuit and attaining speeds over 100 mph. Bond played on the car's sporty reputation, track testing a standard production version around the Silverstone Circuit in 1966, setting a lap time of 1:43.34 and reaching 76 mph through a timing trap along the Hanger Straight. Following the test, Bond refused to confirm or deny that they would be building a racing version of the car for 1967. A van version, the Ranger, was introduced in April 1967. Styling changes, rectangular headlamps, front grille, a larger bonnet opening and revised seats heralded the "Mark II" announced in April 1968. Other changes included the fitting of a heater as standard equipment. Capacity: 875 cc, 34 b.h.p. Weight: < 400 kg 0-60 mph: 16 seconds, 14 seconds Top speed: 80 mph, 95 mph Fuel economy: 50 mpg‑imp - 55 mpg‑imp Tyres: Michelin X radial Price new: £500 The British Autocar magazine tested a Bond 875 in September 1966.

The car accelerated from 0-60 mph in 22.5 seconds. An "overall" fuel consumption of 34.5 miles per imperial gallon was recorded. This put it usefully ahead of the contemporary 850 cc Morris Mini on maximum speed and acceleration as well as on fuel economy: the car's superior power-to-weight ratio converted into superior performance outcomes; the Bond's £506 manufacturer's recommended price was higher than the £478 price on the Mini, but less than the recommended retail price of £549 for the comparably sized Imp. The testers commended the Bond's performance and economy, but found the three-wheeler unstable at high speed, they thought the gear box and brakes good but were disappointed by'poor seats and detail finish'. Bond 875 at The Imp Site


The Karlsaue Park is a public and inner-city park of 1.50 km2 in Kassel. It was redesigned as a landscape garden in 1785 and consists of a mixture of visible Baroque garden elements and arranged “natural areas”; the Karlsaue is located on the western bank of the river Fulda southeast of the city centre of Kassel, near the central Friedrichsplatz. In the southwest the Karlsaue borders to sport facilities like the Auestadion and the ice skating rink; the impressive historical park was created on an entirely flat terrain. The main palace Orangerie was built by Landgrave Charles between 1654 and 1730 as an “exotic winter garden” until the beginning of the Second World War, it serves as the marble bath. In 1955 and in 1981 the Federal horticultural show took place in the park. A botanical highlight is the “Siebenbergen” island, redesigned by court gardener Hentze in 1822. Since 2009, it is part of the European Garden Heritage Network

Big Band and Quartet in Concert

Big Band and Quartet in Concert is the fifth album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records, featuring several Monk compositions. It was recorded live at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, New York, New York on December 30, 1963, it was called by reviewer Scott Yanow "essential for all jazz collections". "I Mean You" – 12:42 "Evidence" – 12:38 " Darkness On The Delta" – 5:03 "Oska T." – 9:20 "Played Twice" – 6:24 "Four In One" – 11:03 "Epistrophy" – 2:00 Nick Travis - Trumpet Thad Jones - Cornet Eddie Bert - Trombone Steve Lacy - Soprano Saxophone Phil Woods - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet Charlie Rouse - Tenor Saxophone Gene Allen - Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet Hall Overton - Orchestra Arranger Charlie Rouse - Tenor Saxophone Butch Warren - Bass Frankie Dunlop - Drums

Darryl M. Bell

Darryl M. Bell is an American actor best known for his role as Big Brother X-Ray Vision in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze and as Ron Johnson Jr. on the NBC sitcom A Different World. Darryl Bell starred on the short-lived UPN sitcom Homeboys in Outer Space as Morris Clay. Bell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, he pledged into the fraternity through Delta Zeta Chapter in Spring 1982. Bell attended Syracuse University, he is in a 25-year-long committed relationship with actress Tempestt Bledsoe, who co-starred in the NBC TV comedy The Cosby Show. The couple appeared together in the Fox reality TV series Househusbands of Hollywood, that debuted in August 2009. Bell graduated from Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey in May 1981, where he was one of four African American students, accounting for 1% of the school's enrollment. Bell's father, Travers J. Bell Jr. was the founder of the first black firm on the New York Stock Exchange. Darryl M. Bell on IMDb Darryl M. Bell at AllMovie