Mystery Mansion is the name of a text-based adventure game written in 1978–1981 by Bill Wolpert while at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, Washington. It ran only on the HP HP-1000 minicomputer on the RTE operating system, but was ported by persons unknown to run under MPE on the HP-3000. Although the development dates make it contemporaneous with other seminal interactive fiction games such as Adventure and Dungeon, it remains unknown due to the specialized computers and operating systems on which it ran. Two C-language ports exist, one by James Garnett while a graduate student at the University of Colorado, another by Bob Sorem of the University of Minnesota; the former is a line-by-line exact port in K&R-style C that runs on most Unix-flavor operating systems, while the latter is an adaptation with features not in Wolpert's original in Borland C that runs only under DOS/Windows. The object of the single-player game is to find one's way through a run-down, foreboding mansion in order to find various treasures, solve a murder, sleep with the maid, avoid getting "killed" in the process all before the mansion is destroyed by fire at midnight to end the game.
In addition to the 3 rooms x 3 rooms x 3 stories cube-shaped mansion, there are gardens, nefarious characters, other obstacles to make one's way through or around. Being text-based, there are no illustrations at all, so the player has to imagine everything, being described; the Mainframe Adventures site has more information about Mystery Mansion as well as other mainframe-based games Bob Sorem's port of Mystery Mansion written in C for DOS/Windows Archive file of James Garnett's port into C: includes the original Fortran source Github repository of James Garnett's port, version 19.4 plus bug fixes
Patelloida saccharina, common name the broad-ribbed limpet, is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Lottiidae, one of the families of true limpets. Subspecies Patelloida saccharina lanx Patelloida saccharina stella The size of the shell varies between 15 mm and 50 mm; this species occurs off Tanzania and Madagascar. K. 1950. Australian Shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne: Georgian House xix, 470 pp. 45 pls, 112 text figs. Wilson, B. 2002. A handbook to Australian seashells on seashores east to north to south. Sydney: Reed New Holland 185 pp. Nakano T. & Ozawa T.. Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular and paleontological evidence. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73: 79–99 "Patelloida saccharina saccharina". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019
Philip Kearny, Jr. was a United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican–American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly. Kearny was born in New York City to a wealthy Irish American family, his father and mother were Sr. and Susan Watts. His maternal grandfather John Watts, the last Royal Recorder of New York City, was one of New York's wealthiest residents, who had vast holdings in ships, factories and investment houses. Kearny's father was a Harvard-educated, New York City financier who owned his own brokerage firm and was a founder of the New York Stock Exchange. Early in life, Kearny desired a career in the military, his parents died when he was young, he was raised by his grandfather. Against the younger Kearny's wishes, his guardian insisted. Kearny attended Columbia College, attaining a law degree in 1833, his cousin John Watts de Peyster, who had attended Columbia, wrote the first authoritative biography on Kearny. In 1836, his grandfather died.
He chose to make the army his profession. The following year, Kearny obtained a commission as a second lieutenant of cavalry, assigned to the 1st U. S. Dragoons, who were commanded by his uncle, Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, whose adjutant general was Jefferson Davis; the regiment was assigned to the western frontier. Kearny was sent to France in 1839 to study cavalry tactics, first attending school at the famous cavalry school in Saumur, he participated in several combat engagements with the Chasseurs d'Afrique in Algeria. Kearny rode into battle with a sword in his right hand, pistol in his left, the reins in his teeth, as was the style of the Chasseurs, his fearless character in battle earned him the nickname from his French comrades of Kearny le Magnifique. He returned to the United States in the fall of 1840 and prepared a cavalry manual for the Army based on his experiences overseas. Shortly afterward, Kearny was designated aide-de-camp to General Alexander Macomb, served in this position until Macomb's death in June 1841.
After a few months at the cavalry barracks in Carlisle, Kearny was assigned to the staff of General Winfield Scott, soon becoming his aide-de-camp. He did additional duty on the frontier, accompanying his uncle's unit on an expedition to the South Pass of the Oregon Trail in 1845. Kearny, disappointed with the lack of fighting he was seeing in the Army, resigned his commission in 1846, but returned to duty a month at of the outbreak of the Mexican–American War. Kearny was assigned to raise a troop of cavalry for the 1st U. S. Dragoons, Company F, in Terre Haute, Indiana, he spared no expense in recruiting his men and acquired 120 matched dapple gray horses with his own money. The unit was stationed at the Rio Grande but soon became the personal bodyguard for General Scott, the commander-in-chief of the Army in Mexico. Kearny was promoted to captain in December 1846. Kearny and his men participated in the battles of Churubusco, it had to be amputated. Kearny's courage earned fellow officers alike.
Kearny returned to duty. When the U. S. Army entered Mexico City the following month, he had the personal distinction of being the first man through the gates of the city. Kearny was an original member of the Aztec Club of 1847, a military society for Army officers who served in Mexico in 1847, its membership qualifications were modified to include all American officers who served during the Mexican War and their male descendants. After the war, Kearny did a stint with the Army recruiting service in New York City. While there, he was presented with a sword by the Union Club for his service during the war, was brevetted to major. In 1851, he was a member of a unit. After the failure of his marriage, frustrated with the slow promotion process of the Army, Kearny resigned his commission in October of that year, he embarked on a trip around the world, visiting China and France. In Paris, Kearny fell in love with a New York City woman named Agnes Maxwell, but was unable to marry her because his first wife would not grant him a divorce.
In 1854, Kearny was injured. Agnes Maxwell moved in to take care of him. By 1855, Agnes and Kearny had left New York to escape the disapproval of society, they settled in Kearny's new mansion, overlooking the Passaic River. It was a short distance and across the river from his family's old manor in New Jersey. In 1858 his wife granted a divorce. Kearny and Maxwell moved to Paris. In 1859, Kearny returned to France, re-joining the Chasseurs d'Afrique, who were at the time fighting against Austrian forces in Italy, he was with Napoleon III's Imperial Guard at the Battle of Solferino, where he charged with the cavalry under général Louis-Michel Morris, which penetrated the Austrian center and captured the key point of the battle. For this action, Kearny was awarded the French Légion d'honneur, becoming the first U. S. citizen to be thus honored. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Kearny returned to the United States and was appointed a brigadier general, commanding the First New Jersey Brigade, which he trained.
The Army had been reluctant to restore his commi
Real Radio was a network of five regional radio stations broadcasting to Northern England, Scotland and Yorkshire. Each station broadcast a mix of networked programming. On Tuesday 6 May 2014, the stations were merged with the Heart network. Sir Robert Phillis, the former GMG chief executive, enlisted John Myers to establish GMG Radio. Myers became the company's managing director in 1999, won GMG its first licence in South Wales in April 2000. Real Radio launched on Tuesday 3 October 2000. Serving south and west Wales, the station expanded to north and mid Wales in January 2011, over two years after winning a second licence. In June 2001, Scot FM was acquired from the Wireless Group for £25.5 million. Scot FM would become Real Radio's second station at 8 am on Tuesday 8 January 2002. A bid to expand the service to Aberdeenshire in 2006 proved unsuccessful, losing out to Original 106. Real Yorkshire, the third station, launched on 25 March 2002 and broadcast to South & West Yorkshire. In 2008, John Myers convinced the GMG board to invest £1 million in documentaries, a first for modern-day UK commercial radio which would lead to several industry awards.
Myers left GMG shortly afterwards. Real North East and Real North West were introduced from the Century Network on 30 March 2009. Both stations were founded by GMG Radio chief executive John Myers, who acquired the two from GCap Media in October 2006; the Discover the Real You strapline was introduced to all stations. In July 2008, networked programming was introduced across all stations during evening and overnight timeslots, in November 2012 this was increased to daytime timeslots. Most networked programming was broadcast from studios in Salford Quays. Notable presenters included Chris Tarrant and Ryan Seacrest who fronted a bespoke version of his syndicated US entertainment show On Air with Ryan Seacrest; the most recognised strapline Real good, feel good radio, was introduced in March 2012. In August 2012, the two former Century Network stations, in the North East and the North West, were gaining just half the listeners they once had. Both saw a decline in Listening Share In TSA % when comparing Q2 period in 2011 and 2012, from 6.30% to 4.8%, 3.9% to 3.0% respectively.
Figures for Scotland lowered whilst Wales and Yorkshire steadied. On 25 June 2012, Global Radio announced it had bought GMG Radio, however the GMG radio stations would continue to operate separately until a regulatory review into the sale took place. Secretary of State Maria Miller announced in October 2012 that the sale would not be investigated on the grounds of plurality; the Competition Commission was due to publish its final report on 27 March 2013, but delays over the decision left the former GMG stations in a hold separate situation. A holding company called Smooth Limited was formed. On 21 May 2013, the Competition Commission ruled Global would have to sell radio stations in seven areas of the UK - including all areas served by a Real Radio station. A subsequent appeal by Global was rejected at a tribunal. On 6 February 2014, Global Radio announced it would be rebranding all Real Radio stations as Heart and be selling Real Radio Yorkshire and the Northern licence of Real Radio Wales to Communicorp.
Heart's network programming and brand name will be used under a franchise agreement. On 25 March 2014, the stations began a transition period to the Heart branding; the Real Radio branding was phased out on Sunday 20 April 2014 - for the time being, all stations are referred to on air as The Heart of. The full launch of the new Heart stations took place at 6 am on Tuesday 6 May 2014. All local programming is retained with networked output on all stations carried from Global's Leicester Square studios in London, replacing the once networked output from Real Radio's Laser House studios in Salford Quays. Real Radio Wales has now been split into two separate stations following the changes, by providing localised programming from Cardiff and Wrexham respectively. Heart
The ceremonial county of Bedfordshire is split into 6 seats - 3 Borough and 3 County constituencies. † Conservative † ‡ Labour ‡ means. 1295 to 1885: Bedfordshire as with all other English counties, elected 2 MPs to the House of Commons per the freehold property franchise. The Great Reform Act of 1832 changed the setup nationally, but this was one of the few counties unaffected. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the County was divided into 2 seats: the Northern or Biggleswade Division, it welcomed votes from non-resident freeholders of the Municipal Borough of Bedford. Luton covered the southern half of the county, including Leighton Buzzard and the Municipal Boroughs of Dunstable and Luton. Bedford was kept as a Parliamentary Borough but reduced to 1 MP. Under the Representation of the People Act 1918, the Parliamentary Borough was technically abolished; the Municipal Borough was now included in a Bedford seat/Division of the county taking in the Urban District of Kempston and the rural areas of the northern part of the abolished North Beds.
The Representation of the People Act 1948 resumed the pre-1885 net total of 4 MPs. It created a "South Bedfordshire" seat of Dunstable with the Leagrave and Limbury parts of the Municipal Borough of Luton, from abolished Luton/South Beds, Leighton Buzzard, from "Mid Bedfordshire". "Luton" was created, a Borough Constituency, for the Municipal Borough save the mentioned parts. Mid Bedfordshire gained southern and eastern rural areas from "Bedford"; the county limits altered: South Bedfordshire gained the former Urban District of Linslade in Buckinghamshire, merged with that of Leighton Buzzard to form the Urban District of Leighton-Linslade. The Second Review resulted in an increase to 5 MPs. Luton was abolished to create Borough Constituencies of Luton West; the majority of the latter comprised the Leagrave and Limbury districts, taken from South Bedfordshire. The Third Periodic Review left the county's representation at 5 MPs, but saw significant changes, retaining only Mid Bedfordshire. Bedford was abolished, being replaced by North Bedfordshire save for Kempston, transferred to Mid Bedfordshire.
Luton East and Luton West were replaced by Luton South and Luton North with both taking small parts of South Bedfordshire, with Luton North extending further north to include Flitwick, in Mid Bedfordshire. South Bedfordshire was abolished and replaced by South West Bedfordshire, which took in south-western parts of Mid Bedfordshire; the Fourth Review resulted in an increase to 6 MPs. Bedford was re-established as a Borough Constituency comprising the town of Bedford itself, which had constituted the majority of the abolished constituency of North Bedfordshire, Kempston, transferred back from Mid Bedfordshire. A new County Constituency of North East Bedfordshire was created, comprising the remaining areas of North Bedfordshire and northern and eastern parts of Mid Bedfordshire seeing about half its electorate lost including Biggleswade and Sandy. To compensate for this and the loss of Kempston, Mid Bedfordshire regained the areas transferred to South West Bedfordshire and gained the parts outside the Borough of Luton from North Luton.
The latter gained the Saints ward from Luton South. Fifth Review - marginal changes due to revision of local authority wards; the Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies in September 2018. The proposals were laid before Parliament they were not timetabled by the Government for approval, they were thus ignored for the election on 12 December 2019. Under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Review would cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and see a revived strictness of avoiding malapportionment that the electorate of all seats must be within 5% of the electoral quota; the review was carried out using the official UK electorate figures for 2015 thus quota found to be 74,769, establishing a range of 71,031 to 78,507. To meet this the Commission was able to treat Bedfordshire as a sub-region of the Eastern Region and recommended that the county retained six seats. Luton South would gain the remainder of the Central Bedfordshire ward of Caddington from South West Bedfordshire and the Borough of Luton ward of Barnfield from Luton North.
In turn, Luton North would gain three wards from South West Bedfordshire comprising the town of Houghton Regis. In recognition of this the name of this seat is to be/would be Houghton Regis; the separator of South West Bedfordshire from Mid Bedfordshire would be moved northwards again and limits around the town of Bedford affecting the seats of Bedford, North East Bedfordshire and Mid Bedfordshire would be adjusted to take account of the revision of wards in the Borough of Bedford and updated electorate figures. The total number of aggregate votes cast for each political party which field