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St Margarets, London

St Margarets is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, about 9 miles west-southwest of central London. It is within the Twickenham post town, it is bounded by the River Thames to the north and south, the River Crane to the north-west. St Margarets does not pass any further south than Twickenham; the area closer to Richmond Bridge is known as East Twickenham and is not regarded as part of St Margarets. St Margarets takes its name from the former St Margaret's House completed in 1827, although an earlier house of the same name stood on the site, it was the country house of Lord Cassilis, Marquess of Ailsa, belonged to the Earl of Kilmorey. Their names can be found including Kilmorey Gardens and Ailsa Road. Many Victorian houses remain in St Margarets. In 1854 the St Margaret's Estate was laid out for building family houses, becoming one of the first garden suburbs. Modern St Margarets dates from the arrival of the railway. Originally named "Ailsa Crossing" as it passed through the estate of the Marquess of Ailsa but it was the named "St Margarets" before opening.

There are a range of shops and cafés. Twickenham Studios are in the middle of the area. Between St Margarets Road and the railway line is a residential estate, "Twickenham Park"; the St Margarets Fair is held each July in the principal public space, Moormead Park by the River Crane. A memorial was unveiled in April 2017 to the 6000 Belgian refugees who lived in St Margarets during WW1, it is sited on the banks of the Thames at Warren Gardens, next to the site of the Pelabon Munitions Works. In 1814 the painter J. M. W. Turner built Solus Lodge in Sandycoombe Road; the house survives as Sandycombe Lodge. Gordon House is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion on the river Thames at St Margarets. Like St Margaret's House it was owned by Lord Kilmorey; the house has a Robert Adam wing, added in 1738. For many years, it was used as part of Brunel University. In recent years the house has been redeveloped by Octagon Developments, with the former chapel and coachhouse converted to private homes; the Kilmorey Mausoleum has been moved several times, is now located on the northern edge of St Margarets, near the boundary with Isleworth.

It was built in the 1850s by the 2nd Earl of Kilmorey and contains the bodies of the Earl and his mistress, Priscilla Anne Hoste. Now a Grade II* listed building, it was built to resemble an ancient Egyptian monument, it is jointly maintained by Richmond upon English Heritage. The mausoleum is open to the public; the Roman Catholic Church of St Margaret of Scotland on St Margarets Road was built to a modern design of the architect Austin Winckley and opened in 1969. In 1999 it became a Grade II listed building. There are three main schools in the town: Orleans Park School, St. Stephen’s Primary School and Orleans Primary School; the high street is flourishing with independent businesses. Small businesses elsewhere have suffered in the harsh economic climate, but here, local residents' support may have contributed to an increase in the number of boutique shops opened for business. Neighbouring districts include East Twickenham to the east, Richmond further to the east, Twickenham to the southwest and Isleworth to the northwest, across the River Crane.

Access to the east is restricted by the lack of a fixed river crossing between Richmond Lock and Kew Bridge. Marble Hill House and Marble Hill Park are to the south of St Margarets. St Margarets is cut through by the busy Chertsey Road, which connects central London to the M3 motorway. Much of south St Margarets is in a controlled parking zone, which restricts parking to residents and holders of vouchers. See map of CPZ in south St Margarets The normal service from St Margarets station is four trains per hour to and from Waterloo; the H37 bus between Hounslow and Richmond is the only route through St Margarets. Other nearby bus routes are H22, 33, R68, R70 and 490 coming from central Twickenham along Richmond Road. St Margarets Community Website St Margarets Fair

RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos

The National Radio Television of Colombia is Colombia's state-owned national broadcaster, controlled by the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications. It was created by the Decree 3525 issued on 28 October 2004, after dissolving Inravisión and the public television production company Audiovisuales, during the administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. RTVC includes two radio networks and two online radio stations, its headquarters are located at Calle 26 with Carrera 45 in Bogota. RTVC owns two radio networks. On free-to-air television, RTVC's channels are distributed either via analogue on the VHF band, or in digital terrestrial television in the UHF band, it is the State-owned television channel, intended as an educational and cultural network. Canal Institucional airs programs created by national institutions, with an emphasis on citizen participation and coverage of legislative activities, it boasts a national coverage of 93.7%. Colombia's Channel 1 is a State-owned, privately-run national network, the only Colombian commercial channel operated by RTVC.

The channel's programming is produced by private film companies known as programadoras, federated since 2004 in time-sharing unions, though RTVC produces a quarter of Channel 1's airtime. The channel is administrated by Plural Communicaciones Founded in 1940 as Radiodifusora Nacional, the National Radio of Colombia broadcasts news information from state and institutional agencies in addition to a Colombian cultural sphere called "Colombiología", its slogan is based on Colombian culture and vision itself "Colombiología al aire". Operating on both the AM and FM bands, it covers the 32 departmental capitals, including Bogota and some medium-sized municipalities. Radiónica shares with audiences the diversity of cultural expressions and urban music in Colombia and abroad, establishing a direct dialogue with the world, involving the concept of Colombia as part of the universal and the universal as a dynamic element of the country, under the vision and voice of different generations; the musical program "Radionics" offers a variety of styles and trends identified by contemporary expressions: rock, blues, funk, punk, reggae, industrial, hip hop, world music and electronica.

Radiónica is available on the FM band in 8 cities. SCSMP's Official site SCSMP's Official site Radiónica's Official site Señal Radio Colombia's Official site Señal Colombia's Official site Canal Institucional's Official site

Cirsium undulatum

Cirsium undulatum is a species of thistle known by the common names wavyleaf thistle and gray thistle. It is native to much of central and western North America from British Columbia east to Manitoba and south as far as the State of Durango in Mexico, it has been found outside of its native range as an introduced species. Cirsium undulatum is widespread and found in many habitat types, it is a perennial herb exceeding 200 cm in height. The stem branches a few times toward the top of the plant if at all; the leaves are wavy along the edges and cut into shallow toothed lobes. The longest near the base of the plant are up to 30 centimetres long; the inflorescence holds one or more flower heads each up to 5 centimetres wide. The head is lined with spiny phyllaries of different shapes; the flowers in the head are white to lavender to pink and up to 5 centimetres long. The fruit is an achene a few millimeters long with a pappus which may be up to 4 centimeters in length. Cirsium undulatum has been shown to have its seed production reduced by an exotic weevil Larinus planus, released to control canada thistle.

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Alfred Riocreux

Alfred Riocreux, a French scientific illustrator and described as the "most distinguished botanical artist of his day". Alfred's father was Denis-Désiré Riocreux, a porcelain painter at the'Manufacture Royale de Porcelain' at Sèvres, one of Pierre-Joseph Redouté's last pupils, his failing eyesight obliged him to abandon porcelain painting, in 1815 to take up the position of Keeper of the Musee de Ceramique at Sèvres. Tutored by his father, Riocreux soon became skilled in painting. Alfred worked at the Sèvres factory and his work, which included botanical drawings, was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1837, 1838 and 1855. In 1870 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. In 1856 he became a member of the Société Centrale d'Horticulture, his interest in botanical illustration was furthered through meeting the botanist Adolphe Theodore Brongniart. It seems probable that Brongniart first introduced Riocreux to the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, where he befriended the botanist and author Joseph Decaisne, who named the genus Riocreuxia in his honour, in turn introduced him to Gustave Thuret.

He made use of Riocreux's talents to illustrate the nine volumes of "Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum". This led to more illustrating for other botanists, such as Étienne Fiacre Louis Raoul's "Choix de Plantes de la Nouvelle-Zélande", W. B. Hemsley's "Handbook of Hardy Trees and Herbaceous Plants" and Gustave Thuret's "Notes Algologiques" and "Etudes Phycologiques", the latter being acclaimed, his illustrations were used in the journals "La Revue Horticole and Annales des Sciences Naturelles". Riocreux was chosen by Edouard Francois André to arrange the engravings for C. S. Sargent's "Silva of North America", in twelve volumes from 1890-1899. Working from Paris, Riocreux supervised the production of the six hundred plates drawn in pencil by Charles Edward Faxon and engraved by Philibert and Eugene Picart. Thirty of Riocreux's original plates for "Choix de Plantes de la Nouvelle-Zélande" are held by the Herbarium at Kew, he was an early exponent of using a microscope for botanical dissections. His work may be seen at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

A collection of 86 drawings by Riocreux was once held by the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University - C. S. Sargent was its first director during 1872-1927; the collection was described as "exceedingly rare and exquisitely illustrated...bound in crushed Levant, beautifully tooled, no date". Works by or about Alfred Riocreux at Internet Archive Alfred Riocreux at Plantillustrations

Hurricane Beta

Hurricane Beta was a compact and intense tropical cyclone that impacted the southwestern Caribbean in late October 2005. Beta was the twenty-fourth tropical or subtropical storm, fourteenth hurricane, seventh and final major hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. On October 21, a developing tropical wave entered the eastern Caribbean Sea and spawned Tropical Storm Alpha the following day; as the wave entered the southwestern Caribbean, convection redeveloped and on October 26, the system spawned another low-pressure area which developed into Tropical Depression Twenty-six. The depression intensified into a tropical storm the next morning and was named Beta. By the morning of October 28, the storm intensified into a hurricane, the fourteenth of the season. Beta underwent rapid intensification for several hours to attain its peak intensity with winds of 115 mph on October 30; the storm began to deteriorate before landfall, weakening to Category 2 status as it crossed the Nicaraguan coastline.

Rapid weakening followed landfall, the storm dissipated early the next morning. Due to the storm's proximity to Central America, several countries were placed on alert and began allocating supplies for a potential disaster. Several hurricane watches and warnings were raised for the small Colombian island of Providencia as well as the Nicaragua and Honduras coastlines. An estimated 150,000 people were evacuated from dangerous regions in Nicaragua and more than 125,000 more were evacuated in Honduras; as a tropical storm, Beta produced heavy rains over northern Panama, amounting up to 3 inches, which caused several mudslides as well as three fatalities. On October 29, the storm passed over Providencia Island, caused significant damage to structures, injured 30 people. In Honduras and Nicaragua, over 1,000 structures were damaged by the storm, hundreds of which were destroyed. Ten people were feared dead after their boat went adrift during the storm. However, a Panamanian vessel rescued the men after drifting in the water for several hours.

Rains in Honduras totaled to 21.82 in and 6.39 in in Nicaragua. Six people were killed in Nicaragua as a result of the storm and the cost to repair damages exceeded 300 million córdoba. Overall, Beta was responsible for nine fatalities and more than $15.5 million in damage across four countries. On October 21, a westward-moving tropical wave entered the Caribbean; the wave developed organized convection, indicating that a possible low-pressure area had developed along the wave. Continued development led to the formation of Tropical Depression Twenty-Five; the wave continued to move towards the west, producing minimal shower and thunderstorm activity. Once in the southwestern Caribbean, the wave slowed, convection redeveloped on October 25; the next day, with continued organization, the National Hurricane Center stated that a tropical depression could develop in the following day or two. At around 18:00 UTC, the NHC determined that Tropical Depression Twenty-Six had developed about 105 miles north of the central cost of Panama.

Located within an area of weak vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures, the depression intensified. By 06:00 UTC the next morning, the depression was upgraded to a tropical storm and given the name Beta by the NHC. Beta was moving towards the north-northwest in response to a mid-tropospheric shortwave trough over the Gulf of Mexico and mid-tropospheric ridge to the northeast of the storm. Deep convection developed near the center of circulation, signifying a developing system. With favorable conditions for development, Beta was forecast to intensify into a hurricane before making landfall in central Nicaragua. An eyewall developed around the center of circulation, fuelling further intensification. With the formation of an eyewall and the compact size of the storm, rapid intensification was anticipated. By the end of October 27, maximum sustained winds around the center of Beta were estimated at 60 mph. An increase in wind shear caused a minor disruption of the storm's structure preventing strengthening.

After maintaining its intensity for 30 hours, the shear weakened, Beta began to intensify again. Around 00:00 UTC on October 29, the storm passed near Providencia Island with winds of 70 mph, just below hurricane-status. At this time, the cyclone began to turn towards the west. Beta intensified into a hurricane several hours with winds of 80 mph, as an eye became pronounced on infrared satellite images. Located south of a weakness within the subtropical ridge, the hurricane's motion slowed to a westward drift. With the formation of an eye, the chances of rapid intensification reached 62%, the storm could become a major hurricane—a hurricane with winds of 111 mph or higher—before landfall. Beta continued to intensify as convection deepened around the 11.5 mi wide eye, strengthening into a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 mph. After undergoing a brief period of rapid intensification from 18:00 UTC on October 29 – 06:00 UTC on October 30, the hurricane reached its peak intensity as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph and a minimum pressure of 962 mbar.

The storm began to turn towards the south-southwest as it reached its peak intensity and its maximum size, with tropical storm-force winds extending out 60 mi from the center. However, as it neared the coast, cloud tops around the eye began to warm, signifying weakening. Around 12:00 UTC on October 30, Beta made landfall in central Nicaragua near La Barra del Rio Grande with winds of 105 mph. After making landfall, the hurricane weakened t

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology is a technological university in Wrocław Poland. With buildings and infrastructures dispersed throughout the city, its main facilities are gathered at a central location near Plac Grunwaldzki, alongside the Oder river, it operates three regional branches in Jelenia Góra, Wałbrzych. Huffington Post UK named Wrocław University of Science and Technology in the top 15 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Universities Rankings; the university educates 28,000 students in 50 Bachelor, PhD programs. Every year over 4,000 degrees are conferred with over 80,000 graduates since its foundation; the university staff consists of over 2000 academic employees and another 2,000 administration workers. The university rates high in the annual rankings of Polish universities. In 2006 and 2007 consecutively, it was announced the best technical university in Poland in the oldest Polish ranking of higher education schools carried out by Wprost magazine and 2nd best in 2013; the university ranked 1st in the modern technologies group of the Where to study? ranking.

It ranked 2nd among the best technical universities in Information Technology and 1st in the Most Innovative Universities by 2012 Computerworld Magazine USA. In 2015 it ranked 1st in the field of Environmental Engineering according to the most popular ranking site in Poland, Perspektywy. According to the recent QS World University Rankings 2017/2018, it ranked 292nd in Engineering&Technology, impressively making it to the top 3% in the world in the field of engineering, it ranked in the top 1% overall in EECA Rankings. The Technische Hochschule Breslau was founded in 1910 with German scientists and engineers, with the support of Emperor Wilhelm II of the German Empire, it was renowned for innovation and inventions. In May 1945, the Festung Breslau was overrun by the Red Army of the Soviet Union and the Technical University of Breslau along with the city was ceded to the People's Republic of Poland; the Polish Wrocław University of Technology was founded 24 August 1945. A group of 27 professors, originating from the University and Technical University of Lwów, arrived in Wrocław and started the Polish academic society in the destroyed or damaged buildings of the Technische Hochschule Breslau.

The first lecture was given by Kazimierz Idaszewski on 15 November 1945. Since that day has been celebrated as Wrocław Science Day. In 1951 the university was divided into two institutions; the first rector of the newly established Wrocław University of Technology was Dionizy Smoleński. From this moment, the polytechnic developed and underwent numerous organisational changes. Nowadays students of this university take part in several science programmes such as SSETI Program — developing communication systems and steering for a satellite launched 5 October 2005; the university is one of the founder of the International University of Logistics and Transport In Wrocław, with the city of Wrocław and the French university École supérieure internationale de commerce in Metz. Wrocław University of Science and Technology is managed by a rector and five vice-rectors: for research, students’ affairs, general affairs and development. Rectors and vice-rectors, as well as deans and directors of the departments are elected by the staff for five-year terms and may be re-elected once.

The highest governing body within the university is the Senate, which consists of 75 members: rector, 5 vice-rectors, 12 deans, 12 students and 45 eligible staff representatives. The university offers education in 13 faculties: Architecture and Urban Planning Spatial Planning Civil Engineering Biotechnology Chemistry Chemical and Process Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Chemical Technology Control Engineering and Robotics Electronics Telecommunications Teleinformatics Control Engineering and Robotics Electrical Engineering Mechatronics Mining and Geology Geodesy and Cartography Environmental Engineering Environmental Protection Computer Science Management Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building Energy Engineering Control Engineering and Robotics Mechanical Engineering Transport Production Engineering and Management Mechatronics Biomedical Engineering Physics Engineering physics Computer Science Biomedical Engineering Optics Quantum physics Electronics and Telecommunications Mechatronics Mathematics Applied mathematics 12195 publications in journals on the ISI Master Journal List.

11345 publications in JCRI indexed journals. 5495 registered inventions, including utility models. 1. Optica Applicata 2. Material Science 3. Systems Science Rudolf Schenck Gerhard Hessenberg Carl Heinel Friedrich Wilhelm Semmler Ludwig Mann Werner Schmeidler Wilhelm Tafel Karl Gottwein Erich Waetzmann Bernhard Neumann Wilhelm Rein Erwin Ferber Heinrich Blecken Stanisław Kulczyński Dionizy Smoleński Zygmunt Szparkowski Tadeusz Porębski Bogusław Kędzia Tadeusz Zipser Jerzy Schroeder Wacław Kasprzak Jan Kmita Andrzej Wiszniewski Andrzej Mulak Tadeusz Luty Tadeusz Więckowski Cezary Madryas Students have their own self-government, which controls most of their affairs. At the university works the Career Office which helps students in transition process from education to work. Active organizations ASI – University Computer Science Association A