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Norbiton

Norbiton is an area within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London. It lies 1 mile east of Kingston upon Thames town centre, 11 miles from Charing Cross, its main landmarks include Kingston Hospital and Kingsmeadow football stadium, used for the home matches of both AFC Wimbledon and Chelsea Ladies. St Peter's Church is located at the other end of the area, its name was Norberton and it was named in a similar way to Surbiton on the opposite side of the Hogsmill River. The origin of the place-name is from the Old English words north and tun. Norbiton's housing stock consists of large Victorian and Edwardian family houses, plus small localised brownfield redevelopments of 1960s, 1980s and modern flats, it contains more council and social housing than most other areas of Kingston – one of the largest such sites, the Cambridge Road estate, was used as a fictional council estate in TV drama The Bill, as well as the BBC sitcom Some Girls. It is home to Kingston Cemetery on Bonner Hill; as Norbiton is only 25 minutes by train from Waterloo station, the suburban population includes a large concentration of London commuters.

This may be why the railway station here was famously used as a location for the British sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. The headquarters of the Fire Brigades Union is located close to the station, on Coombe Road. A notable resident was Cesar Picton, an African enslaved at the age of six, who lived as a servant at Norbiton Place for nearly thirty years from 1761, before becoming a successful coal-merchant in Kingston. Norbiton is the location for the One Norbiton Working Together project, an initiative supported by the Cabinet Office under the LIS banner. One Norbiton is a pilot initiative established in 2010 by the Government and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to give people greater influence over local services, it is made up of local residents and businesses, with input from the police, council officials and other professionals. For education in Norbiton see the main Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames article. Ham New Malden Teddington Petersham Berrylands Roehampton Surbiton Wimbledon Norbiton railway station Kingston railway station Berrylands railway station New Malden railway station

USS Deimos (AK-78)

USS Deimos was a Crater-class cargo ship in the service of US Navy in World War II. It was the first ship of the Navy to have borne the name Deimos, after one of the moons of Mars. Deimos was laid down 27 November 1942, as liberty ship SS Hugh McCulloch, renamed SS Chief Ouray, MCE hull 513, by Permanente Metals Corporation, California, under a Maritime Commission contract. Deimos was sponsored by Mrs. Marie Moyer. Deimos was transferred to the Navy on 7 January 1943, commissioned 23 January 1943, with Lieutenant Commander Walter L. Sorenson, USNR, in command. Deimos sailed from San Francisco 27 January 1943, with cargo for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, Townsville, Australia, she arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 23 May, to load cargo which she delivered to Guadalcanal in June. Returning to her base, she was torpedoed on 23 June, on the port side, aft. Efforts to save her failed, she was abandoned and sunk by gunfire from O'Bannon at 11°26′S 162°01′E. Deimos received one battle star for World War II service.

Photo gallery of USS Deimos at NavSource Naval History "CHIEF OURAY". United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved 16 December 2016

Seneca Lake State Park

Seneca Lake State Park is a 141-acre state park located in Seneca County, New York in the United States. The park is at the north end of one of the Finger Lakes; the park is south between Geneva and Waterloo. Seneca Lake State Park offers a beach, picnic tables, boat launches and ice fishing. A "Sprayground" water park, as well as an adjacent traditional playground, are available for children ages 4 to 12. Two marinas with a total of 216 slips are available at the park; the park began as a municipal park developed by the city of Geneva in 1922. The park was opened as Seneca Lake State Park in 1957 after the city transferred the land to the state of New York; the park's "Sprayground" was opened in 2002. On August 1, 2005, the park closed its "Sprayground" water park after the parasite Cryptosporidium was discovered in the tanks supplying the attraction. By September 1 of that year, over 3,800 people had reported symptoms of cryptosporidiosis, a gastrointestinal illness caused by the parasite. After laboratory analysis, 425 cases were confirmed and a total of 1,374 probable cases were considered to have originated from the park.

The incident led to the passage of increased regulations regarding sanitation procedures at water parks in New York State. The Sprayground reopened on August 26, 2006, following an upgrade of its filtration and disinfection facilities which included the incorporation of an ultraviolet unit donated by ITT/Wedeco. A $5 million class-action lawsuit brought against New York State was settled in 2014, with damages being awarded to as many as 2,500 victims of the outbreak. List of New York state parks New York State Parks: Seneca Lake State Park

College of Cardinals

The College of Cardinals styled the Sacred College of Cardinals, is the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church. Its current membership is 223, as of 30 December 2019. Cardinals are appointed by the Pope for life. Changes in life expectancy account for the increases in the size of the College. Since the emergence of the College of Cardinals in the Early Middle Ages, the size of the body has been limited by popes, ecumenical councils, the College itself; the total number of cardinals from 1099 to 1986 has been about 2,900, nearly half of whom were created after 1655. See also: External cardinal § HistoryThe word cardinal is derived from the Latin cardo, meaning "hinge"; the office of cardinal as it is known today evolved during the first millennium from the clergy of Rome. "The first time that the term cardinal appears in the Liber Pontificalis is in the biography of Pope Stephen III when in the Roman Synod of 769, it was decided that the Roman pontiff should be elected from among the deacons and cardinal priests."In 845 the Council of Meaux "required Bishops to establish Cardinal titles or parishes in their towns and outlining districts".

At the same time, the popes began referring to the cardinal priests of Rome to serves as legates and delegates within Rome at ceremonies, councils, etc. as well as abroad on diplomatic missions and councils. Those who were assigned to the latter roles were given the titles of Legatus a latere and Missus Specialis. During the pontificate of Stephen V, the three classes of the College that are present today began to form. Stephen decreed that all cardinal-bishops were bound to sing Mass on rotation at the high altar at St. Peter's Basilica, one per Sunday; the first class to form was that of the cardinal-deacons, direct theological descendants of the original seven ordained in Acts 6, followed by the cardinal-priests, the cardinal-bishops. The College played an integral part in various reforms within the Church as well, as early as the pontificate of Pope Leo IX. In the 12th century, the Third Lateran Council declared that only Cardinals could assume the papacy, a requirement that has since lapsed.

In 1130, under Urban II, all the classes were permitted to take part in papal elections. From the 13th to 15th centuries, the size of the College of Cardinals never exceeded thirty, although there were more than thirty parishes and diaconal districts which could have a titular holder. In the ensuing century, increasing the size of the College became a method for the pope to raise funds for construction or war, cultivate European alliances, dilute the strength of the College as a spiritual and political counterweight to papal supremacy; the conclave capitulation of the papal conclave, 1352 limited the size of the College to twenty, decreed that no new cardinals could be created until the size of the College had dropped to 16. By the end of the 14th century, the practice of Italian cardinals had ceased. Between the 14th century and 17th century, there was much struggle for the College between the cardinals of the day and the reigning popes; the most effective way for a pope to increase his power was to increase the number of cardinals, promoting those who had nominated him.

Those cardinals in power saw these actions as an attempt to weaken their influence. The Council of Basel limited the size of the College to twenty-four, as did the capitulation of the papal conclave, 1464; the capitulations of the 1484 and 1513 conclaves contained the same restriction. The capitulation of the papal conclave, 1492 is known to have contained some restriction on the creation of new cardinals; the Fifth Council of the Lateran, despite its lengthy regulation of the lives of cardinals, did not speak to the size of the College. In 1517, Pope Leo X added another thirty-one cardinals, bringing the total to sixty-five so that he could have a supportive majority in the College of Cardinals. Paul IV brought the total to seventy, his immediate successor, Pope Pius IV, raised the limit to seventy-six. Although Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor sought a limit of 26 and complained about the size and quality of the College to his legates to the Council of Trent, some French attendees advocated a limit of 24, that Council did not prescribe a limit to the size of the College.

By the papacy of Sixtus V, the number was set at seventy on 3 December 1586, divided among fourteen cardinal-deacons, fifty cardinal-priests, six cardinal-bishops. Popes respected that limit until Pope John XXIII increased the number of cardinals several times to a high of 88 in January 1961 and Pope Paul VI continued this expansion, reaching 134 at his third consistory in April 1969; the size of the College lost its significance when Paul decided to allow only cardinals under the age of 80 to vote in a conclave from 1971 onward. In 1975, Paul set the maximum number of those under 80, the cardinal electors, at 120, his next consistory in 1976 brought the number of cardinal electors to its full complement of 120. Three of Paul's successors have at times exceeded the 120 maximum. Pope John Paul II reiterated the 120 maximum in 1996, yet his appointments to the College resulted in more than 120 cardinal electors

Arthur and Nina Zwebell

Arthur B. Zwebell and Nina L. Zwebell Nina Jacobson, were a husband and wife architectural team known for their innovation in the design of courtyard apartments in Southern California. Several of their buildings have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including El Cabrillo, at 1832-1850 N. Grace Ave. Andalusia Apartments at 1471-1475 Havenhurst Drive in Hollywood and West Hollywood, California, as well as the Ronda Apartments, at 1400 Havenhurst Drive, Patio del Moro, at 8225 Fountain Avenue, both in West Hollywood, California; the Casa Laguna at 5200 Franklin Avenue in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles is another well-known example of the Zwebells' courtyard architecture. Arthur was born Iowa, Nina in Illinois. Both died in California. ArchitectDB for Arthur Zwebell ArchitectDB for Nina Zwebell

Canada's Worst Handyman 3

Canada's Worst Handyman 3 was the third season of the Canadian reality TV show Canada's Worst Handyman, which aired on the Discovery Channel. As with previous years, five people, nominated by their family or friends, enter the Handyman Rehabilitation Centre to improve their handyman skills; this year, the Handyman Rehabilitation Centre is located is located at a centuries-old mansion in Hamilton, where the contestants will take charge of renovating one room, as well as a common kitchen and turn the Handyman Rehabilitation Centre into a functional bed and breakfast. Unlike the two previous seasons, when the focus was on apartment renovation and shed building the focus of this season was on both design and commercial renovation; the filming site was sold at the conclusion of the series. As sheds are absent from this season the entire opening sequence has been redone for this season. Producers from the series have claimed. Jo Alcorn is an interior designer and former contestant on the fourth season of Designer Superstar Challenge.

She has international experience to her credit, having studied in New York City and travelled the world to study architecture and design. Geoff Woodmansey is a contractor with over 25 years of residential building experience, having worked in some of Toronto's most exclusive neighborhoods, he is the host of the Discovery Channel show Junk Raiders. In a change from the previous seasons, the experts will do each and every challenge themselves in a room on the second floor, under identical conditions to the contestants before the contestants do the challenge themselves. Joe "The Bullet" Barbaro, a bodybuilder from Barrie, Ontario is nominated by his sister, Rita Barbaro, who feels that, though he is physically intimidating at the gym, he is psychologically intimidated by handywork. Charmaine Flank, a florist from Thunder Bay, Ontario whose favorite renovation tool is a glue gun, is nominated by her daughter Tiina Flank, who has moved out of their family home for safety reasons. Desmond "Dez" Nanassy, a unemployed lab technician from Woodstock, Ontario, is an ambitious do-it-yourselfer.

For wife and nominator Jennie Grevers, the fact that nothing is finished poses a threat to the safety of the children and Malory, her favourites in their daycare business. Terry "Tex" Neves, a seasonal worker from Apple River, Nova Scotia, is nominated by wife Tara Neves, who wants to ensure that their $16,000 savings for renovation is spent wisely. Tex has a tendency to recycle everything. Casey Vinet, a police officer from Abbotsford, British Columbia, is inexperienced with power tools, which has made him the butt of handyman-related jokes at the police station, he is nominated by wife Marnie Vinet. CWH – The contestant is Canada's Worst Handyman. WORST – The contestant is the worst of the episode. IN – The contestant was considered for the worst for this episode. IMP – The contestant is the most improved of the episode. Original airdate: May 5, 2008Entering the Room: Arriving at the Handyman Rehabilitation Centre, the contestants are randomly assigned rooms. Tex in the green room, Joe in the yellow, Dez in the blue, Charmaine in the orange, Casey in the pink.

After entering the locked doors to their rooms, they have to build an eight-foot-tall stud wall, going to be used to frame a closet. Tex is the only one to pass, thanks to "Tara's Putty", a mixture of sawdust and glue used to fill in gaps where he fell short. Charmaine, the last to enter their room, having been frustrated by the lock, fails due to confusing 8'0" for 80" and giving up after the realization. Joe and Dez, Casey all mismeasured, having forgotten that their top and bottom plates count as part of the eight feet, thus building a stud wall too long, though Joe is the only one to have fixed this after failing the challenge. Home Challenge: Prior to entering rehab, the contestants had to build a three-dimensional object at least 40 cm tall which could support their own weight. Though all but Casey chose boxes, Tex is the only one whose box holds up because he had built six sides to everyone else's four. Casey had failed twice in his platform. Wall Safes: The contestants are introduced to the judges, who teach them how to install a wall safe by locating two studs and cutting out part of the wall between them.

Dez and Casey, having a common wall, choose the same spot and Casey was forced to relocate, but not without accidentally hitting Dez in the helmet with his hammer. The two and Tex fail due to cutting too big of a hole vertically. Joe relocates, not knowing how to use a stud finder and having abandoned his first choice of location. However, he manages to brute-force his safe in with a mallet. Charmaine gave up on her wall safe. Group Challenge: Demolition: After being given a quick lesson on electrical and plumbing, the group must demolish an old bathroom in order to change it into the space for their kitchen. Joe, overzealous with a sledgehammer, manages to raise the ire of Geoff when he takes down a ceiling full of metal studs, who