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Peter Lundgren (politician)

Kent Peter Lundgren is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament from Sweden. He is a member of part of European Conservatives and Reformists. Lundgren was elected as Member of the European Parliament in the May 2014 European Parliament election in Sweden, he was re-elected Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election in Sweden. Lundgren is a former truck driver, he has been a member of the executive board of the Sweden Democrats since November 2013. Lundgren was launched as one of his party's top candidates to the European Parliament on 27 January 2014. On 25 May 2014, Lundgren and Kristina Winberg became the first representatives of the Sweden Democrats to be elected Members of the European Parliament. In 2015, Lundgren was one of the nominees for the Parliament Magazine award as the best EU parliamentarian in the transport section; this was the first nominee from the EFDD group. Lundgren said he was happy to be nominated. Following his re-election to the European Parliament in 2019, Lundgren was elected one of six Vice-Chairs of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.

He lives in Kulltorp and was member of the city council in Gnosjö Municipality until his election to the European Parliament in 2014. Peter Lundgren sexually assaulted a female colleague at a party event, this lead to a larger scandal during the 2019 European election

580 California Street

580 California Street is a high rise office building completed in 1987 in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. The postmodern, 107 m, 23 story tower is bordered by Kearny Street and California Street, is topped with three faceless, twelve foot tall statues, on each side of the building on the twenty-third floor; the art installation is entitled "The Corporate Goddesses" by Muriel Castanis, the late designer and creator of the sculptures. Akin, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP Blurb, Inc. CEB Consulate General of Canada Huron Consulting Group Motive Medical Intelligence Northern Trust Corporation State Farm Insurance Welocalize Wetherby Asset Management Oppenheimer & Co. Inc Troutman Sanders LLP Recommind San Francisco's tallest buildings 580 California project page at Philip Johnson · Alan Ritchie Architects 580 California Street at Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Little London, Tadley, Hampshire

Little London is a village situated between the North Hampshire Downs and the gravel plains of the Kennet valley, 7 miles north of Basingstoke and 15 miles south of Reading. It is situated within Pamber civil parish and backs on to Pamber Forest, a 500-acre SSSI and remnant of the much larger ancient Royal Forest of Pamber, it is recorded as having been established for at least 400 years. Until the mid 19th century the village was a local centre for brick-making, the local clays being recognised as good since the Roman period. Examples of clay roof tiles produced in this area for the nearby Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum can be seen at Reading Museum. A major part of the village was confiscated from the Engelfield family and given to the Benyon family during the late Tudor period. Other parts were gifted in payment to Oxford, it is assumed. This legacy can be seen by the names of farms and houses in the area; the village has grown organically from a few houses, being one street with no social centre.

Current local planning policy has prevented any inappropriate development of additional housing in the area. Current population is of only a few hundred, it is a desirable location. The village has one Pub, The Plough, which maintains a traditional'English Pub' environment.'Little London' is a common village name in England, assumed by some to have its origins in the quantity of seasonal Londoners who would camp for the harvest season. However, in common with many'Little Londons' 50 miles or so from London, it has been claimed that the name was given by settlers escaping the Great Plague of London of 1665. Alternatively, it could have been corrupted from'Little Loddon', the name of a stream that marks the Southern extent of the village. Little London at Tadley would have been established by the Welsh cattle drovers in the second half of the 16th century, it was on a main drovers route like that at Oakley in Buckinghamshire. There have been at least 70 communities established in Wales, many of which still exist.

They were temporary "homes" for the long distance drovers, moving their cattle to London, the great fairs and markets of England. Tadley was on the route to the fairs of Blackbush, Farnham and Kingston, London's Smithfield market; the sites were established on common land away from other communities. The drovers had a licence to travel, granted by Elizabeth 1st, were regarded as "foreigners" by the local parishioners who could not travel without a "settlement certificate"; the village of Little London is part of the civil parish of Pamber, which covers Pamber Heath, Pamber End, Pamber Green and Little London and meets in Pamber Heath Memorial Hall and St. Stephen’s Hall, Little London, it is part of the Pamber and Silchester ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council; the main facility for the community is Silchester Road. The village is served by Stagecoach South bus route 14 to Tadley; the nearest railway station is 3 miles to the east.

The church of St. Stephen on Silchester Road is part of the Deanery of Basingstoke and the Diocese of Winchester and is linked to the parish of Bramley. There was a Methodist Chapel on Silchester Road, built in 1867 which closed c1980 and was converted to a Bed and breakfast

HMS Tiger (C20)

HMS Tiger was a conventional cruiser of the British Royal Navy, one of a three-ship class known as the Tiger class. Ordered during World War II, she was completed only after its end; the cruiser was converted to a helicopter-carrying and guided missile cruiser in the early 1970s. She remained in service as such until placed in reserve in 1978 and was discarded in 1986. Tiger started out as Bellerophon; these vessels had a low construction priority due to more pressing requirements for other ship types during World War II anti-submarine craft. Bellerophon was renamed Tiger in 1945, was launched constructed, on 25 October 1945, she was christened by Lady Stansgate, the wife of William Benn, the Secretary of State for Air, mother of MP Anthony Wedgwood Benn. Work on Tiger was suspended in 1946, she was laid up at Dalmuir. In 1951 the Government decided to complete the "Tiger", to an altered design, with all new armament, rather than, new construction, 4 twin Mk 6 4.5 Dido's or large 15,000 ton Minotaurs.

With the revised design, HMS Tiger, became the name ship ship of a cruiser class, but due to the priority of the RAF, Atomic defence and the Cold War, the conflict of the PM and Naval Staff over shipbuilding issues, the Warships approved in 51-3 were, a/s frigates, destroyers & minehunters, the restart of the Tiger class and other cruisers reconstruction was delayed till 1955. The ship had automatic 6-inch guns in twin high-angle mounts with each gun designed to fire 20 rpm, a secondary battery of automatic 3-inch weapons firing 90-120 rpm; each 6 inch and 3 inch mounting had its own MRS3 radar director. Viscount Hall stated in the House of Lords in 1959 that her "automatically controlled" guns were "capable of firing at more than twice the speed of manned armament" and were " ten times better the original armament." of HMS Superb in 1945. However Tigers 6 inch guns jammed after 30 seconds firing, didn't offer sustained GFS, the RN arguing, the first 30 sec engaging, jet aircraft and warships, was the critical determinant, aircraft would be shot down in short bursts of fire.

Limited magazine capacity and gun reliability were less important than instantaneous response, to hit hard and high with automatic guns, when the fire button was pushed or computer triggered. The decision to complete the ships reflected the fact the legacy WW2 hulls were available and it was expected that the cruisers could be completed in three years at 60 percent of the cost of new 8,000 ton cruises which would take 5 years to build at a time the existing cruiser fleet was ageing and had obsolete weapons and fire control useless against modern aircraft; the RN had 21 cruisers in 1957, 9 in operation and by 1961 the cruiser fleet had declined to 9 of which 5 were in service. HMS Tiger revised weapon fit was for immediate post war requirements and the continued reconstruction of the Tiger class was again approved by the 1957 Sandys defence review as interim AA ships though 4 county class DDG missile cruiser replacements had been ordered by February 1957. Only HMS Tiger, the lead ship of the class commissioned after Trials in March 1959, would be ready in time and perform sufficiently well to serve any length of time as a gun cruiser.

The first County class DDG, HMS Hampshire commissioned in Nov 1962. The Tigers were redesigned in 1948, for AA defence of convoys and aircraft carrier task forces. Cruisers were seen as playing a secondary and complementary role to light fleet aircraft carriers in the defence of trade and attack on enemy shipping and for AA defence of fleet carrier task forces substituting for the powerful WW2 secondary AA batteries of Battleships and Carriers the 16 4.5 guns carried by WW2 Fleet carriers, which only the new Eagle and Ark Royal were expected to provide in the 1950s. By the time Tiger's legend was accepted by the RN Board of Admiralty in July 1954 and the Cabinet in November 1954, the cruiser design and machinery were too old, her two 6 inch turrets were insufficient to guarantee surface fire and were less effective in the AA role due to improvements in missiles and aircraft. More so without the L60 40mm Bofors guns or, twin L70 40mm Bofors guns approved in 1954/57 as essential for CIWS, but omitted to give the crew space and comfort.

HMS Tiger had torpedo tubes. Air conditioning was fitted throughout the ship, a 200-line automatic telephone exchange was installed, her first captain "said that H. M. S. Tiger had been designed to cope with nuclear attacks, in that she can steam for up to a fortnight through radio-active fall-out with remotely controlled boiler and engine and armament operating with re-circulating purified air below decks, could operate as a fighting unit if a nuclear bomb were dropped near by." They were not however the modern, well armed, long range cruisers to be " effective ships for a long period to come, is this true east of Suez, where distances are so gigantic." As claimed by senitmental retired Sea Lords in the House of Lords As completed, the Tiger carried: a Type 992Q surface search radar at the top of the foremast, with a range of 30 nautical miles, a Type 960 air warning radar at the top of the mainmast, with a range of 170 nautical miles, a Type 277Q height-finding radar halfway up the mainmast, with a range of 120 nautical miles

Eriodictyon parryi

Eriodictyon parryi or poodle-dog bush is a tall California mountain shrub with showy purple flowers, notable for secreting a severe skin irritant. It is an opportunistic species that grows in areas that have been disturbed by fire; the plant is endemic to southern Baja California. It is common in the Transverse Ranges, occurs in the Coast Ranges south of San Luis Obispo, in the Sierra Nevada as far north as Kings Canyon, it is found on granitic slopes and ridges from 1,000 to 2,300 metres. It thrives in areas of yellow pine forest that have been disturbed by fire or landslides, where it helps to prevent erosion and can cover burned hillsides with attractive color; the plant remains dominant in such areas for about ten years until saplings and other plants fill back in and outcompete it. Its seeds can remain dormant in soil for long periods, with the plant springing back up at the next disturbance; because of its irritant properties, poodle-dog bush is grown in gardens despite its attractive flowers, it is difficult to grow in garden conditions.

It grows into a moderate size, perennial woody shrub, branching from the base but with main stems extending for up to 2 meters. Is leaves are long and narrow, may be toothed at the edge, it flowers from June to August, having clusters of attractive bell-shaped blue, lavender or purple flowers. The plant has a sickly-sweet, minty, or rank smell when not in flower; the plant's flower clusters and hairy stem are similar to those of many plants in the genus Phacelia, but it can be distinguished from them by its greater height. It can be more difficult to distinguish from other members such as yerba santa; the smells of the plants are similar. The yerba santa species are not skin irritants and not as specialized for growth in disturbed habitats such as burn areas. Of these plants, E. parryi, E. trichocalyx, E. crassifolium grow south of the latitude of the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line, while E. californicum grows entirely north of that latitude. Therefore in many cases, E. parryi can be distinguished from yerba santa based on where it grows: in the southern part of the state, in disturbed areas.

However, yerba santa may grow alongside E. parryi in disturbed areas. The following factors can be used to distinguish yerba santa from E. parryi. Flowers of E. parryi are thumb-sized. E. parryi has several stems which radiate from a common taproot and grow straight up, each such stem being surrounded by thick leaves so as to form a symmetrical cone. E. trichocalyx has thin, branching stems and tough, dark green leaves. E. parryi is a fast-growing opportunist, when mixed in with E. trichocalyx may be fresher and younger. Yerba santa may grow by crown sprouting in burn areas, while E. parryi grows in these areas from seed. E. trichocalyx, being a slower-growing perennial has leaves that show damage from previous years. Although both plants can grow to be as tall as a person, E. trichocalyx tends to a much smaller stature at the higher elevations. When first described by Asa Gray, the poodle-dog bush was placed within the genus Nama, it was subsequently moved to a monotypic genus Turricula. Molecular phylogenetic analysis carried out by Ferguson supports treating Turricula as a separate genus within a clade that includes Eriodictyon, the genera Nama and Wigandia.

However, other molecular data support placing the plant in Eriodictyon. Like many species in the forget-me-not family, poodle-dog bush causes severe irritation if touched, akin to poison oak, it can raise blisters lasting as long as several weeks. There may be a delay of several days; the hairs stick to clothing. The allergic contact dermatitis is due to prenylated; the principal irritants are derivatives of farnesyl hydroquinone and 3-farnesyl-P-hydroxybenzoic acid. Once the immune system has been sensitized to the irritant exposure can cause a memory response, in which exposed areas erupt though they were not exposed the second time. Exposure can be prevented by learning to identify and avoid the plant, by wearing gloves, long sleeves, long pants. There is no definitive evidence on methods for cleansing contaminated skin of the hairs or the irritant they carry, it is not known whether washing with soap and water is effective, there is better reason to believe that organic solvents such as acetone would be effective.

If clothes are contaminated, they should not be washed along with uncontaminated clothing. It is possible that the irritant can be removed from clothing by soaking overnight in a solution of sodium carbonate, which can be prepared by heating baking soda in an oven for an hour at 100 °C. Topical anaesthetics should be chosen because some types such as benzocaine may worsen the reaction. Oral or topical corticosteroids may be effective. Antihistamines are not effective. Native Americans used the plant medicinally: Zigmond reports that the Kawaiisu people used an infusion of the leaves to relieve swel