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California State Route 32

State Route 32 is an east–west state highway in the U. S. State of California, routed from Interstate 5 in Orland, across the Sacramento Valley and through Chico, through the northern Sierra Nevada, ending at SR 36 and SR 89 in eastern Tehama County. SR 32 begins in Orland at a junction with I-5 as Newville Road; the highway continues east out of Orland for several miles before entering Hamilton City and intersecting SR 45. SR 32 crosses the Sacramento River into Butte County. East of here, SR 32 enters the city of Chico, becoming Walnut Street before it becomes a one-way couplet as 8th and 9th Streets through downtown Chico. Shortly after the diamond interchange with the SR 99 freeway, 8th and 9th Streets merge into one road and SR 32 continues east out of the Chico city limits. Following this, SR 32 turns to the northeast, passing through the communities of Forest Ranch and West Branch before crossing into Tehama County and Lassen National Forest. SR 32 terminates at an intersection with SR 89 and SR 36.

Different road names include Nord Avenue, Walnut Street, West Eighth and Ninth Streets, East Eighth and Ninth Streets, Deer Creek Highway and West Sixth Street, Walker Street, Newville Road and County Road 200. SR 32 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, between I-5 and SR 99 is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, do not reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, T indicates postmiles classified as temporary. Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted; the numbers reset at county lines. California Roads portal Caltrans: Route 32 highway conditions California Highways: SR 32 California @ AARoads.com - State Route 32

David M. Ishee

David M. Ishee is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi. Ishee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1963, he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law after studying at the University of London. After graduation he entered private law practice with his late father-in-law, Elmo Lang of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he practiced for 14 years in the law firm of Lang and Ishee. During that time, he was involved in extensive litigation in civil and domestic-relations law. In 1993, at the age of 29, he was appointed Municipal Court Judge for the City of Pascagoula, he was the youngest Municipal Court judge in the state of Mississippi. He was re-appointed for a second term in 1996. During this time, he served one year as interim Municipal Court Judge for the City of Ocean Springs, was Judge Pro Tem for the Jackson County Youth Court. Upon returning to Gulfport, Ishee was appointed Municipal Court Judge for the City of Gulfport in October 1999.

He joined the law firm of Franke and Salloum, PLLC, in 2002. He served for two years as adjunct professor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, teaching torts and personal injury law. In April 2004, Ishee was appointed Senior Municipal Court Judge for the City of Gulfport. In September 2004, Ishee was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals by Governor Haley Barbour, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court to chair the Criminal Section of the Model Jury Instructions Revision Committee, which revised the Criminal Model Jury Instructions for the Circuit Courts of Mississippi. Ishee was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court by Governor Phil Bryant to replace former Justice Jess H. Dickinson, he took the oath of office on September 18, 2017. He is married to the former Linda Lang of Pascagoula, they have Lauren. Justice Ishee is the son of Mrs. Doris Ishee of the late Representative Roger Ishee. Official Biography on Mississippi Supreme Court website David Ishee at Ballotpedia

Canal Safety Gates

Canal safety gates or canal air raid protection gates are structures that were installed on canals to reduce or prevent flood damage to dwellings, etc. in the event of aqueducts, canal banks, etc. being breached either through natural events or by enemy action during wars, sabotage, etc. They sometimes have a secondary function in regard of canal maintenance work. Substantial structures or simple'stop gates' or'stop planks' were used to prevent flooding and were only put in place when air raid warnings were given. Large volumes of stored water have considerable destructive potential and where structures such as canals run on embankments above low lying built up areas or where aqueducts exist, appropriate safety precautions were taken either as a war time contingency or at the time of construction. These'canal safety gates' or'canal air raid protection gates' were constructed and installed in regard to the scale of the danger posed and ranged from simple wooden planks known as'stop gates' or'stop planks' to more massive constructions built of concrete and steel such as the safety gates built on the Forth and Clyde Canal near Stockingfield Junction and on the Glasgow Branch at Firhill Road and Craighall Road.

Where a water link was no longer commercially important, but still represented a risk in case of damage, it might be closed off permanently with concrete or an earth bank. This was done in Bristol at the beginning of WWII to protect the floating harbour by blocking the river access from the harbour at Bathurst Basin and the Feeder Canal at Totterdown Basin. In 1942 two massive steel safety or stop gates were constructed on the Edinburgh side of Stockingfield Junction at what is known as the Stockingfield Narrows; the purpose of these two hand cranked steel gates was to hold back the waters of the Forth and Clyde Canal to prevent serious flooding in Glasgow in the event of bombing destroying or breaching the nearby Stockingfield Aqueduct. The nearest lock on the Edinburgh main line that could control the water loss after a breach is 17 miles away at Wyndford, Lock 20. Further sets of safety or stop locks were created in WWII on the Glasgow Branch at the Firhill Road Narrows and at Craighall Road Narrows near Speirs Wharf, protecting the city from potential damage to the two aqueducts on this route.

The Stockingfield Narrows gates are intact whilst the concrete parts of the structures remain at Firhill Road Narrows. The Union Canal was built as a contour or mathematical canal and is 52 km in length, following the 240 feet contour throughout, thereby avoiding the need for locks but lacking this means of restricting water loss in the event of a breach. For safety the engineers between 1818 and 1822 provided gates in case of structural failures and for canal maintenance using single leaf, timber gates at nineteen locations. Scottish Canals have had two timber bridge hole gates made to the original design and dimensions for installation at Linlithgow; the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is 17 miles long canal, up to 5 metres in depth so that in the event of a canal breach millions of litres of water would flood the area. A series of safety gates are located along the canal and are important as an unusual feature of the canal is a lack of locks, being described as a contour canal. In an emergency these gates automatically close to ensure that any risk created by a flood is controlled, protecting Gloucester and the villages along the course of the canal to Sharpness.

The Grand Union Canal starts in London and runs to Birmingham with a total length of 137 miles and 166 locks. Safety or Air Raid Protection gates were installed at around 16 locations that were designed to automatically close if the canals were damaged during the WWII Luftwaffe's air raids. A large number of bombs, etc. fell in the vicinity of the canals in London during the war, however no significant flooding resulted from damage to canals. The Air Raid Precautions Department was created in 1935 to ensure that local authorities and other employers co-operated with central government. Canals on embankments through low-lying or built up areas such as London were identified as being vulnerable to bombing and sabotage. At the least resultant flooding would endanger lives, disrupt transport interchanges at King's Cross and Paddington and endanger factories in the Thames Valley. In 1938 stop planks and safety gates were installed in the Regent's Canal and in the Grand Union Canal in Greater London area and its Slough branch.

Stop plank grooves were cut at each end of the aqueducts and at all weir sluices, whilst the stop gates were built in such a way that they did not unduly obstruct canal traffic. The Roundabout island at Old Turn Junction was installed during WWII, to facilitate the insertion of safety gates to protect the railway tunnel of the Stour Valley railway line that runs beneath it, in the event of a breach through bombing; the canal at this point was too wide and the island was required to narrow the canal enough for gates to be installed when required. The Dortmund–Ems Canal in Germany was a prime target for bombing by the RAF in WWII and had safety gates installed to reduce flooding, etc; the Danube -- Tisa -- Danube Canal system in Serbia has 16 locks, five safety gates. Attempts were made by six members of the Ribbon Society in March 1883 to blow up the Possil Road Aqueduct on the Glasgow Branch of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Canals of the United Kingdom History of the British canal system Notes SourcesBartley, Paula.

Queen Victoria. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-72091-5 Hume, John R.. The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland. 1. The Borders. London: B. T. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-3234-9. Shill, Ray. Birmingham's Canal

Germany women's national goalball team

Germany women's national goalball team is the women's national team of Germany. It takes part in international goalball competitions. At the 1988 Summer Paralympics, the team finished fifth; the team competed at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. At the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, the team finished first. At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, the team finished sixth; the 1986 World Championships were held in the Netherlands. The team was one of ten teams participating, they finished fifth overall; the 1990 World Championships were held in Calgary, Canada. The team was one of seven teams participating, they finished fourth overall; the 1994 World Championships were held in Colorado. The team was one of nine teams participating, they finished second overall; the 1998 World Championships were held in Spain. The team was one of eleven teams participating, they finished eighth overall; the 2002 World Championships were held in Rio de Brazil. The team was one of ten teams participating, they finished fourth overall.

The 1985 European Championships were held in Poland with six teams competing. The team finished first; the 2001 European Championships were held in Belgium with six teams competing. The team finished fourth. In 2005, the European Championships were held in Belgium. With ten teams competing, the team finished first; the Turkish Blind Sports Federation hosted the 2007 IBSA Goalball European Championships in Anyalya, Turkey with 11 teams contesting the women's competition. The team finished fifth. Munich, Germany hosted the 2009 European Championships with eleven teams taking part; the team finished the event in seventh place. The team competed at the 2013 European Championships in Turkey; the 2007 IBSA World Championships and Games were held in Brazil. The women's goalball competition included thirteen teams, including this one; the competition was a 2008 Summer Paralympics qualifying event. Iva Fisher was third in the competition in scoring with 22 points; the table below contains individual game results for the team in international matches and competitions

Cliff Slaughter

Cliff Slaughter is a British socialist activist and writer. His best-known works are Coal is Our Life and Marxism and Literature. Index Books published his Not Without a Storm: Towards a Communist Manifesto for the Age of Globalisation in 2006. During the Second World War Slaughter worked in a coalmine as one of the Bevin Boys, he became a lecturer and writer on sociology and Marxism. As a lecturer at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford Slaughter joined the Communist Party of Great Britain, he left in 1956, following the Soviet invasion of Hungary, joined Gerry Healy's group The Club. Slaughter remained with the group for 30 years, during which it became known as the Socialist Labour League and as the Workers Revolutionary Party, he came to be regarded as one of the group's leading intellectuals, remained on its Central Committee throughout. In 1985 Healy faced allegations of sexually harassing female members of the WRP, leading Cliff Slaughter and Michael Banda to oppose him; this broadened into a more general criticism of the party's direction.

They were able to gain the support of a majority of the group, forced Healy to retire. When Healy again tried to exert authority Slaughter and Banda led a call for "revolutionary morality" and expelled Healy and his supporters; this split the organisation between their supporters and those of Healy and his ally Sheila Torrance. Slaughter and Banda's group at first called itself the Workers Revolutionary Party. However, Banda repudiated Trotskyism; the international supporters of the group decided to call themselves the Workers International to Rebuild the Fourth International, published both the Workers Press and the International journal. In the 1990s the members of a sub-group within WIRFI influenced by Slaughter decided that the creation of an elite vanguard party was not the way to build towards socialism. Over the past 20 years Slaughter has been influenced in his theoretical work by the writings of Istvan Meszaros. In 2006 Slaughter published Not Without a Storm: Towards a Communist Manifesto for the Age of Globalisation, a book intended to open discussion of contemporary issues and the responsibility of socialists.

Slaughter followed it with Bonfire of the Certainties: The Second Human Revolution, published by Lulu.com in 2013. Zero Books profile