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West Kent (UK Parliament constituency)

West Kent was a county constituency in Kent in South East England. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system; the constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. All three two-member constituencies in Kent were abolished in 1885: East Kent, Mid Kent and West Kent, they were replaced by eight new single-member constituencies: Ashford, Faversham, Isle of Thanet, Medway, St Augustine's, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge. 1832–1868: The Lathes of Sutton-at-Hone and Aylesford, the Lower Division of the Lathe of Scray.1868–1885: The Lathe of Sutton-at-Hone. Marsham succeeded to the peerage, causing a by-election. Filmer's death caused a by-election. Talbot resigned. Legge was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" Craig, F. W. S..

British parliamentary election results 1832–1885. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. Pp. 406–407. ISBN 0-900178-26-4


Bagdemagus is a character in the Arthurian legend depicted as king of the land of Gorre and a Knight of the Round Table. He chiefly figures in literature the father of the knight Maleagant, who abducts King Arthur's wife Queen Guinevere in several versions of a popular episode. Bagdemagus first appears in Old French sources, but the character may have developed out of the earlier Welsh traditions of Guinevere's abduction, an evolution suggested by the distinctively otherworldly portrayal of his realm. In most versions he is portrayed as a kinsman and ally of Arthur and a wise and virtuous king, despite the actions of his son. Bagdemagus first appears in French works of the late 12th century, but the principal episode in which he appears, the story of the abduction of Guinevere, developed out of older traditions. Caradoc of Llancarfan's early 12th-century Latin Life of Gildas includes an episode in which Guinevere is kidnapped and taken to the "Isle of Glass", glossed as Glastonbury Tor, by Melwas, King of the "Summer Country".

This Melwas is understood to be the original of Maleagant, Bagdemagus' son in the French works. Some other texts testify to the early popularity of this story; some writers have suggested that Bagdemagus should be identified with Baeddan, mentioned as the father of "Maelwys" in the early 12th-century Welsh romance Culhwch and Olwen. This identification relies on the suggestion proposed by E. K. Chambers that Maelwys is an alternate spelling of Melwas. However, this suggestion is rejected by Rachel Bromwich and Simon Evans, among others, who instead connect Maelwys with the historical Irish prince Máel Umai, son of Báetán mac Muirchertaig. René Bansard looked on similar legends between king Baudemagu and hagiography of Bômer alias Bohamadus in Normandy near Gorron, honoured in several parishes. Both are guardians of the marches of realm; the grave of Bohamadus can be seen not far from Lonlay Abbey. The character is first mentioned in the 12th century in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, he is the king of Gore, a mysterious land connected to Logres only by a bridge as sharp as a sword, where many natives of Logres are kept prisoner.

In the romance Sone de Nansai, King Baudemagus is said to be the father of Meleagan, the son of Tadus. The story is repeated, without its supernatural overtones, in the Vulgate Cycle. In Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur the link between Bagdemagus and "Sir Meleagraunce" disappears, Bagdemagus is just another brave knight of the Round Table, he is accidentally killed by Gawain at a tournament. In both De Troyes and Malory's stories, Bagdemagus has an unnamed daughter, an ally and friend of Lancelot, aiding his escape from either Maleagant or Morgan le Fay in return for his helping her at another time. In Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, she is mentioned as one of his daughters, suggesting that Bagdemagus has at least three children altogether. Bromwich and Evans, D. Simon. Culhwch and Olwen: An Edition and Study of the Oldest Arthurian Tale. University of Wales Press. Loomis, Roger Sherman. Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance. Academy Chicago Publishers. ISBN 0-89733-436-1

Guts (film)

Guts is a 2009 Spanish crime drama film starring Hugo Silva and Carmelo Gómez. Hugo Silva as Sebas Carmelo Gómez as Regueira Celso Bugallo as Raúl Carlos Sante as Antonio Mabel Rivera as Aunt Elvira Xavier Estévez as Couto Rula Blanco as Isolina Tomás Lijó as Manu Pepe Suevos as Domingo Alfonso Agra as Severo Yoíma Valdés as Rosa The film was shot on location in Galicia in August and September 2008; the film's premiere was held at the Proyecciones Cinema in Madrid, Spain on September 3, 2009. Agallas opened in 180 theaters across Spain on August 4, 2009, the film ranked ninth at the weekend box office with an opening gross of €280,000. Official website Agallas on IMDb

Access 303

The Access 303 is a single or two crew sailing keelboat, recognised by the International Sailing Federation as an international class. It is regarded as being a beginner's dinghy; the Access 303 is similar to the Access 2.3 of the same class. It has the same joystick control, as well as the high boom and the setup whereby the helm and crew are sat facing forwards, it has the same electric servo-assisted drives, making it suitable for people with physical disabilities. Like the 2.3 the 303 has the same low ballast and high sides, which adds to the stability of the boat. The rigging of the 303 differs from the 2.3 in that a jib has been added. Although the jib is self-tacking the addition of it to the rigging does mean that the crew have an extra sail to trim which adds some complexity in comparison to the 2.3. Another change from the 2.3 is the possibility to sail the 303 as a two-man boat, although it is still possible to sail it solo. This means that the boat is suitable for coaching, as the coach can sit in the boat with the crew and let them run over the various aspects of control in a whilst on the water, can take complete control of the boat if necessary.

There is an Access 303 sport, single crew only, is designed for more experienced sailors who wish to try sailing solo. Access 2.3 Access Liberty Official Access 303 Class Association Website ISAF Access 303 web page ISAF Homepage

List of state highways in Louisiana (3050–3099)

The following is a list of state highways in the U. S. state of Louisiana designated in the 3050-3099 range. Louisiana Highway 3052 ran 11.0 miles in an east–west direction along what is now US 90 from a point west of Gray to a point south of Raceland. Between the early 1960s and late 1990s, LA 3052 was used as a temporary designation for the relocation of US 167 from Opelousas to Lafayette and US 90 from Lafayette to Raceland. In its final incarnation, LA 3052 began at an interchange with LA 311 at what is now Exit 200 on US 90, it proceeded east through an interchange with LA 24 in Gray and crossed from Terrebonne Parish into Lafourche Parish at an interchange with LA 316. LA 3052 ended at LA 3198 south of Raceland, it was a four-lane controlled-access highway for its entire length. In the early 1960s, construction began on the first project that would relocate US 90 and US 167 onto a new four-lane alignment between Opelousas and Raceland; the new route was built as LA 3052 and became part of US 90 and US 167 as various sections were completed.

At the same time, LA 182 was extended to cover the old alignment. The first section between Opelousas and Sunset opened about 1962. Once the highway was extended to Lafayette three years it became part of US 167, now upgraded to a freeway as part of I-49. At the same time, the section from Lafayette to Broussard was opened and soon became part of US 90. Between the late 1960s and early 1980s, the relocation of US 90 was extended in stages from Broussard to Morgan City. In 1978, the Raceland bypass was completed, its extension west to Gray around 1983 remained as LA 3052 for over twenty years until the final section east from Morgan City was opened about 1997. Louisiana Highway 3057 ran 2.46 miles in a general southeast to northwest direction along Commerce Street in a loop off of US 61 in St. Francisville; the route was deleted in 2018 as part of the La DOTD's Road Transfer program. The entire highway was in West Feliciana Parish. Louisiana Highway 3060 runs 1.16 miles in a north–south direction along Barton Avenue from US 90 to LA 18 in Luling, St. Charles Parish.

The route serves as a connector between its termini, crossing several railroad tracks at grade and passing through a residential neighborhood. The posted, it is an undivided two-lane highway for its entire length. The entire highway is in St. Charles Parish. Louisiana Highway 3064 runs 1.86 miles in a north–south direction along Essen Lane from LA 427 to LA 73 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish. The entire highway is in East Baton Rouge Parish. Louisiana Highway 3073 runs 9.56 miles in a northwest to southeast direction along Ambassador Caffery Parkway from US 167 in Lafayette to US 90 in Broussard, Lafayette Parish. State maintenance continues a short distance east of US 90 onto Corne Road to the entrance to Zoosiana; the route is a western bypass of Lafayette that serves as a primary commercial corridor for the growing suburbs southwest of the city. Along the way, LA 3073 passes the Mall of Acadiana; the eastern portion of the route connecting with US 90 in Broussard was an extension opened in 2010.

On the opposite end, Ambassador Caffery Parkway continues beyond US 167 as a local road. It becomes part of LA 3184, connecting with US 90 and I-10 west of downtown Lafayette and terminating at LA 725. Louisiana Highway 3075 is the designation for the state-maintained approaches to the defunct White Castle Ferry across the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish; the service connected LA 405 east of White Castle with LA 141 in an area within the St. Gabriel city limits known as Carville. LA 405 and LA 141 travel alongside east bank levees of the river, respectively; the entire highway is in Iberville Parish. The route was deleted in 2018 as part of the La DOTD Road Transfer program. Louisiana Highway 3079 runs 1.08 miles in an east–west direction from LA 593 to LA 138 north of Collinston, Morehouse Parish. The short connector is an undivided two-lane highway for its entire length; the entire route is in Morehouse Parish. Louisiana Highway 3087 runs 5.03 miles in a north–south direction from LA 24 in Houma, Terrebonne Parish to LA 182 in Savoie, Lafourche Parish.

From the south, LA 3087 begins at an intersection with LA 24 at the northern limit of Houma. It heads north as an undivided four-lane highway and crosses a vertical lift bridge over Bayou Terrebonne, intersecting LA 659 on the opposite bank. LA 3087 continues north along Prospect Boulevard, becoming a divided four-lane highway, crosses a high-level fixed span bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Shortly after an intersection with LA 660, the highway crosses from Terrebonne Parish into Lafourche Parish at LA 316. LA 3087 turns northwest and reaches its northern terminus at LA 182 in an area known as Savoie. Louisiana Highway 3089 runs 2.78 miles in an east–west direction from the junction of LA 1 and LA 18 in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish to LA 70 east of town. The route connects Donaldsonville with the Sunshine Bridge across the Mississippi River on LA 70. From the west, LA 3089 heads east on Albert Street from LA 1 and LA 18 as an undivided two-lane highway with a center turning lane.

The route crosses a bridge over Bayou Lafourche and intersects LA 308 on the opposite bank. After curving onto Marchand Drive, LA 3089 intersects LA 945. Continuing east along the Union Pacific Railroad

2019 college admissions bribery scandal

In 2019, a scandal arose over a criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. The investigation into the conspiracy was nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues; the investigation and related charges were made public on March 12, 2019, by United States federal prosecutors. At least 53 people have been charged as part of the conspiracy, a number of whom have pled guilty or agreed to plead guilty. Thirty-three parents of college applicants are accused of paying more than $25 million between 2011 and 2018 to William Rick Singer, organizer of the scheme, who used part of the money to fraudulently inflate entrance exam test scores and bribe college officials. Singer controlled the two firms involved in the scheme, Key Worldwide Foundation and The Edge College & Career Network, he pled guilty and cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in gathering incriminating evidence against co-conspirators. He said. Singer faces up to 65 years in prison, a fine of $1.25 million.

Prosecutors in the Office of the U. S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, led by United States Attorney Andrew Lelling, unsealed indictments and complaints for felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud against 50 people, including Singer, "portrayed as a criminal mastermind", university staff he bribed, parents who are alleged to have used bribery and fraud to secure admission for their children to 11 universities. Among the accused parents are prominent well-known actors; those charges have a maximum term of 20 years in prison, supervised release of three years, a $250,000 fine. One month 16 of the parents were indicted by prosecutors for alleged felony conspiracy to commit money laundering; this third charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, supervised release of three years, a $500,000 fine. The investigation's name, Operation Varsity Blues, comes from a 1999 film of the same name; the case is the largest of its kind to be prosecuted by the US Justice Department.

The FBI alleged that beginning in 2011, 33 parents of high school students conspired with other people to use bribery and other forms of fraud to illegally arrange to have their children admitted to top colleges and universities. Authorities became aware of the scheme around April 2018 when Los Angeles businessman Morrie Tobin, under investigation in an unrelated case for alleged pump-and-dump conspiracy and securities fraud, offered information in exchange for leniency in the existing, unrelated case. An alumnus of Yale, he told authorities that the Yale women's soccer head coach, Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, had asked him for $450,000 in exchange for helping his youngest daughter gain admission to the school; as part of his cooperation with the FBI, Tobin wore a recording device while talking to Meredith in a Boston hotel on April 12, 2018. Meredith pled guilty as part of his cooperation with the prosecution. Tobin has not been charged in this case, but in February 2019 he pled guilty in the unrelated securities fraud case.

US sentencing guidelines, to which judges refer when deciding sentences, call for between eight and ten years behind bars. According to The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, CBS, prosecutors are recommending 36 months of supervised release. In addition, Tobin has agreed to forfeit $4 million as part of his plea deal. Tobin was scheduled for sentencing at a hearing in June 2019. On March 12, 2019, federal prosecutors in Boston unsealed a criminal complaint charging 50 people with conspiracy to commit felony mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1349; those charges have a maximum term of 20 years in prison, supervised release of three years, a $250,000 fine. The charges were announced by Andrew Lelling, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Assistant U. S. Attorneys Eric Rosen, Justin O'Connell, Leslie Wright, Kristen Kearney of the securities and financial fraud unit are prosecuting the case. FBI special agent Laura Smith signed the 204-page affidavit in support of the charges.

On April 9, 16 of the original 33 charged parents, who had not pled guilty to the original charges, were additionally charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering by federal prosecutors in Boston in a superseding indictment. The indictment added those defendants to an existing case against David Sidoo, another of the 33 parents, pending before Judge Nathaniel Gorton; the indictment alleged that the parents engaged in a conspiracy to launder bribes paid to Singer "by funneling them through Singer's purported charity and his for-profit corporation." This third charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, supervised release of three years, a $500,000 fine. Federal prosecutors alleged a college-admission scheme that involved: bribing exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college and university entrance exams. Court documents unsealed in March 2019 detail a scheme led by William Rick Singer, a 5