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Mutley Plain

Mutley Plain is a street in Plymouth, England. Although Mutley Plain is the main street of the dense suburb called Mutley, the term is applied to the whole area; the road is the B3250, with eight sets of traffic lights/pelican crossings. It was built as a smart tree-lined avenue in late Victorian times and improved over the next half century as a local shopping place for its neighbourhood and the affluent area to the north. Mutley Plain lies on the route of an ancient road linking Bilburgh, a Bronze Age settlement on the coast at Sutton Pool which formed the nucleus of the city of Plymouth, to the north. Mutley was the name of two parishes to the west of this road in the valley of the Houndiscombe Brook, the land to the east being part of the parish of Lipson. Before the Norman invasion in 1066, the parish of Higher Mutley was owned by a man Alwin of Tamerton, Lower Mutley by another man called Goodwin, but at the time of the Domesday Book both were owned by Odo, whose feudal overlord was Juhel of Totnes.

In the Domesday Book the two parishes were said to be worth five shillings each. Lower Mutley had two farms while Higher Mutley consisted of ten sheep, one farm and two smallholdings. A tunnel was driven beneath Mutley Plain by the South Devon Railway Company and was opened to traffic on 2 April 1849; this was the site of Mutley Station, opened 1 August 1871 and known as the'Station of the Gentry'. It was closed 2 March 1939; the Plymouth-bound platform can still be just made out to the south of Apsley Road. The cutting to the east of the station has been covered over by a car park. Plymouth Railway Station is on the boundary between Plymouth City Centre. Due to its proximity to the expanding Plymouth University and the city centre, large numbers of students now live in the area. There are many bars and cafes as well as three small supermarkets. There are more than half a dozen barbers and beauty salons along with a good few estate agents. Mutley Baptist Church is a notable architectural feature.

The area is built up except for a small park on Moor View Terrace however Central Park and Ford Park Cemetery are nearby. Davies,Sian Supermarket planned for Mutley

Ray Bartkus

Ray Bartkus is a Lithuanian artist. He graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Art in 1986, he is the designer of the Lithuanian 50 Litas bill. Since 1991, he has illustrated for a number of publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Harper's Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. Since 2001, he has displayed his personal work in several exhibitions and festivals in the United States and Europe, his works have been acquired by the Lithuanian Museum of Art. He has resided in New York City since 1991. List of Lithuanian artists List of Lithuanian painters Ray Bartkus' personal website Ray Bartkus' "Really Bad News"

Malfeasance in office

Malfeasance in office, or official misconduct, is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, that affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is grounds for a just cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall election. Malfeasance in office contrasts with "misfeasance in office", the commission of a lawful act, done in an official capacity, that improperly causes harm. An exact definition of malfeasance in office is difficult: many regarded secondary sources compete over its established elements based on reported cases; this confusion has arisen from the courts where no single consensus definition has arisen from the few reported appeal-level cases involving malfeasance in office. Under English law, misconduct in public office is a criminal offence at common law which dates back to the 13th century; the offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. It is confined to those who are public office holders, is committed when the office holder acts in a way that constitutes a breach of the duties of that office.

The Crown Prosecution Service guidelines on this offence say that the elements of the offence are when: A public officer acting as such. Wilfully wilfully misconducts oneself. To such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public's trust in the office holder. Without reasonable excuse or justification; the similarly-named misfeasance in public office is a tort. In the House of Lords judgement on the BCCI case, it was held that this had three essential elements: The defendant must be a public officer The defendant must have been exercising his power as a public officer The defendant is either exercising targeted malice or exceeding his powers"Misconduct in public office" is but inaccurately rendered as "misconduct in a public office", which has a different meaning; the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals summarized a number of the definitions of malfeasance in office applied by various appellate courts in the United States. Malfeasance has been defined by appellate courts in other jurisdictions as a wrongful act which the actor has no legal right to do.

The court went on to use yet another definition, "malfeasance is the doing of an act which an officer had no legal right to do at all and that when an officer, through ignorance, inattention, or malice, does that which they have no legal right to do at all, or acts without any authority whatsoever, or exceeds, ignores, or abuses their powers, they are guilty of malfeasance." A few "elements" can be distilled from those cases. First, malfeasance in office requires omission. Second, the act must have been done in an official capacity—under the color of office; that that act somehow interferes with the performance of official duties—though some debate remains about "whose official" duties. In addition, jurisdictions differ over whether intent or knowledge is necessary; as noted above, many courts will find malfeasance in office where there is "ignorance, inattention, or malice", which implies no intent or knowledge is required. Abuse of power F. O. "Potch" Didier Graft Misfeasance

Air Dolomiti

Air Dolomiti S.p. A. is an Italian regional airline with its head office in Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona and operating base at Munich Airport, Germany. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. Air Dolomiti operates a network of routes from several Italian destinations to and from Munich; some of these services are sold under the Air Dolomiti brand while the others are part of Lufthansa Regional. Air Dolomiti was established on 30 December 1989 by the Linee Aeree Europee; the airline's name derives from the section of the Alps known as The Dolomites. It started airline operations in January 1991 with a Trieste-Genoa route and in 1992 started international services with flights from Verona to Munich. After several years of co-operation, Lufthansa acquired a 26% stake in January 1999 and increased it to 52% in April 2003 and 100% in July 2003. Since Air Dolomiti has been controlled by Lufthansa; the airline employed some 552 people at March 2007 and although most Lufthansa Regional subsidiaries operate under their parent's name and colours, Air Dolomiti retains its own identity.

At one time the airline's registered office was in Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, while the airline's executive headquarters were in Ronchi dei Legionari. In September 2018, the Lufthansa Group announced it would expand Air Dolomiti's fleet by 12 pre-owned Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to be transferred from sister company Lufthansa CityLine. Air Dolomiti has codeshare agreements with the following airlines: Air China All Nippon Airways Lufthansa United Airlines As of March 2020, the Air Dolomiti fleet consists of following aircraft: All of Air Dolomiti's aircraft are named after famous Italian operas, as a tribute to the city of Verona and its famous ancient theatre, the Arena di Verona. On 7 November 1999 Air Dolomiti Flight 2708, a Fokker 100, wet-leased from Alpi Eagles, flying from Venice, with 44 on board suffered landing gear failure while on the runway at Barcelona, Spain, it came to rest safely on a grassy area near the runway. On 24 August 2008 an Air Dolomiti ATR 72, operating flight LH3990 from Munich, Germany, to Bologna, abandoned take off after the pilot announced a smoke alarm.

The airline treated the plane's evacuation as a mild incident. But on August 26, an amateur video, filmed by a bystander, was circulating to great interest on television and the Internet; the footage shows tense moments of some 60 passengers jumping from and fleeing the burning plane before fire department workers extinguish the flames. On 17 May 2012 an Air Dolomiti ATR 72-500 operating on flight EN-1912/LH-1912 from Munich to Venice returned to Munich after the right engine shut down and smoke was discovered in both cockpit and cabin. Shortly after touchdown the plane deviated from the southern runway and came to a standstill about 80 metres into the grass covered side strip; the nose gear is reported to have collapsed in the process. Of the 58 passengers and four crew members aboard, five passengers are reported to have received minor injuries. Media related to Air Dolomiti at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Tomba Singh

Wangkheirakpam Tomba Singh is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Southern Samity in the Calcutta Football League. Tomba began his footballing career with YWC, Thambalkhong in the junior level before his steep climb to the senior division. After donning colours of ESU, Wangkhei and USA, Khurai Tomba played a major role in the State team lifting the Under-19 national Football championship held at Imphal where the hosts defeated Sikkim 4-1 in the final. Catching the eye of talent hunters at the Under-19 championship Tomba started playing for Air India since 1998 before moving to Salgaocar. Tomba Singh at Soccerway Profile at Goal.com

Tropical Storm Bret (1981)

Tropical Storm Bret made a rare landfall on the Delmarva Peninsula in June 1981. The fifth tropical cyclone and second named storm of the season, Bret developed as a subtropical storm from a large area of frontal clouds near Bermuda on June 29. Moving westward, the subtropical storm intensified while producing deep convection, was reclassified as a tropical storm early on June 30. Around that time, Bret peaked with sustained winds of 70 mph; the storm began weakening and struck near Oyster, Virginia as a minimal tropical storm early on July 1. Upon moving inland, Bret weakened to a tropical depression and subsequently accelerated prior to dissipating over northern Virginia that same day. In its early stages, Bret dropped light rainfall on Bermuda. Impact in the United States was minor. In Virginia, the storm produced up to 4.48 inches of rain in Big Meadows section of Shenandoah National Park. Along the coast, minor beach erosion occurred due to tides up to 0.9 feet above normal. In western Pennsylvania, locally heavy rainfall flooded some basements.

Elsewhere, Bret dropped 1 to 3 inches of precipitation to several states. One fatality was confirmed after a woman was killed by rip currents at North Carolina. A large band of frontal clouds became situated over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean on June 27. By the following day, satellite imagery indicated that a low-pressure area began developing northwest of Bermuda, along the northwest periphery of the frontal cloud band. Substantial amounts of deep convection formed north and west of the low center. Thus, the system was designated as a subtropical storm at 1200 UTC on June 29, while centered 575 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; the system continued to gain convection and intensify while tracking westward toward the Mid-Atlantic states at a forward speed of 20 mph. Early on June 30, a well-defined atmospheric circulation became apparent on infrared satellite imagery; as a result, subtropical storm transitioned into Tropical Storm Bret that day at 0600 UTC. Upon becoming a tropical cyclone early on June 30, Bret attained maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

About six hours at 1200 UTC, the storm attained its minimum barometric pressure of 996 mbar. Around 2200 UTC on June 30, a reconnaissance aircraft flight observed hurricane-force winds, though Bret was not upgraded to a hurricane because the minimum barometric pressure was considered too high. About an hour the National Hurricane Center noted that Bret was moving westward toward Virginia at 20 mph and entering a region of colder sea surface temperatures, causing further intensification to become unlikely. Subsequently, the storm curved west-northwestward and weakened. At 0500 UTC on July 1, Bret made landfall near Oyster, Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula as a minimal tropical storm. About an hour the storm emerged into the Chesapeake Bay and weakened to a tropical depression. On July 1, Bret moved inland over mainland Virginia and continued to weaken, until dissipating over the northern portion of the state. In its early stages, the subtropical precursor of Bret tracked north of Bermuda and dropped light rainfall on the island, peaking at 3.34 inches.

While Bret was approaching the East Coast of the United States, various National Weather Service offices issued gale warnings. At 2000 UTC on June 30, a gale-force warning was issued for a portion of the North Carolina coastline extending from Cape Hatteras northward, including Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. Another gale warning was issued for areas along the Chesapeake Bay south of the Patuxent River in Maryland and on the east coast from Ocean City, Maryland to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Around 0300 UTC on July 1, all gale warnings were discontinued in North Carolina, while the remaining warnings in Maryland and Virginia were canceled about five hours later. Additionally, a small craft advisory was posted for the North Carolina and Virginia coastlines. Officials in North Carolina closed off beaches at Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills from swimmers due to rip currents and tides. After Bret dissipated, the small craft warning remained in effect and mariners were told to remain in port until the weather calmed.

In Virginia, Bret produced light rainfall, peaking at 4.48 inches in Big Meadows, a section of Shenandoah National Park. At the time of Bret's landfall, portions of the Mid-Atlantic states were experiencing a strong drought, though the amounts of precipitation were not enough for farmers in Virginia to save their crops. In Virginia Beach, local street flooding and a brief tornado were reported. Minor beach erosion occurred in the area due to tides reaching about 0.9 feet above normal. One fatality was confirmed in North Carolina when a woman was killed after getting stuck in rip currents at Nags Head. Offshore, two boats lost contact with the Coast Guard during the approach to land, one of which washed up at Cape May, New Jersey and the other on the Virginia coast; the Coast Guard began cleanup of an oil spill at Nags Head caused by Bret off the coast. About 8 miles of the shoreline was filled with oil. Most of the oil was thin and cleanup private contractor. Locally heavy rainfall in western Pennsylvania flooded basements in some areas.

The town of Brookville was inundated with up to 4 inches of water. Elsewhere, Bret dropped 1 to 3 inches of precipitation in several states. Overall, no considerable damage was reported. Tropical Storm Dean and Tropical Storm Danielle – made rare landfalls on the Delmar