Active Gaming Media
Active Gaming Media Inc. is a localization company based in Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2008 by CEO Ibai Ameztoy, the company's main focus lies in providing localization services for video games. AGM has since branched out to provide services such as game debugging, promotion, voice acting, publishing for games and anime. Having worked on a number of titles for various platforms including PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PC, as well as online and mobile games, AGM has collaborated with a number of major Japanese video game companies, including Sony Corporation, Grasshopper Manufacture and Capcom. Notable titles are Demon’s Souls, No More Heroes, Monster Hunter, the survival-horror series Resident Evil, the Devil May Cry series. In May 2011, AGM launched the Japan-based version of the Playism website, an indie game distribution platform. With the aim of introducing Western indie games to Japan, Playism started off by distributing localized versions of Machinarium and SpaceChem. Aside from being a distribution platform, Playism offers indie game funding and publishing services for indie game developers.
Along with the English release of Nigoro’s archaeological platformer La-Mulana, Playism launched the English version of the Playism store in July 2012. In addition to both paid and free indie games, Playism offers a Pay what you want system for some of its titles; the platform adapts a concept similar to Steam. 2008 Established as a legal entity in Tokyo 2009 Headquarters moved to Osaka. 2011 Acquired Tokyo Great Visual, headquarters relocated within Osaka Launched digital distribution platform Playism in Japan 2012 Active Gaming Media's CEO Ibai Ameztoy was included on Gamasutra's 2012 "Power 50" list of influential people in the video game industry. 2016 Launched the YumeHaven brand. Over the past five years, AGM has translated more than 300 games titles for six different platforms into nine languages
An air-to-surface missile or air-to-ground missile is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft at targets on land or sea. There are unpowered guided glide bombs not considered missiles; the two most common propulsion systems for air-to-surface missiles are rocket motors with shorter range, slower, longer-range jet engines. Some Soviet-designed air-to-surface missiles are powered by ramjets, giving them both long range and high speed. Guidance for air-to-surface missiles is via laser guidance, infrared guidance, optical guidance or via satellite guidance signals; the type of guidance depends on the type of target. Ships, for example, may be detected via passive radar or active radar homing, less effective against multiple, fast-moving land targets. There is some cross-over between surface-to-surface missiles. For example, there was an air-launched version of the Tomahawk missile, superseded by the AGM-86 ALCM. Other missiles used in both roles include the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
Many air-to-surface missiles can be used against both ships and land targets, although some must be modified to perform a different role. A major advantage of air-to-surface missiles for ground attack by aircraft is the standoff distance they provide: missiles can be launched from a distance without coming within range of the target's air defences. Most air-to-surface missiles are fire-and-forget from a standoff distance, allowing the attacker to withdraw without approaching further after launch; some missiles have long enough range to be launched over the horizon, finding the target autonomously. Sub-categories of air-to-surface missiles include: air-launched anti-tank guided missiles air-launched cruise missiles air-launched anti-ship missiles anti-radiation missilesTypically, the higher and faster the launching aircraft is flying, the longer the reach of a particular missile is. For long-range missiles this difference can be small, but short-range missiles have a much longer range when launched at altitude.
There have been examples of air-launched ballistic missiles. Sometimes air-to-surface missiles are divided into the categories of strategic. Missiles with chemical explosive or small nuclear warheads are classed as tactical, large nuclear warheads as strategic. MP-1000 Martín Pescador AS-25K MAR-1 Anti-radiation missile FOG-MPM Fiber Optics Guided Multiple Purpose Missile. AVTM-300 Cruise missile. C-101 C-601 C-602 C-611 C-701 C-704 C-705 C-801 C-802 C-805 Changfeng Changfeng DH-10 FL series FL-8 FL-9 FL-10 FL-7 HJ-8 HJ-9 HJ-10 HJ-73 HN-1 HN-3 HN-2 HY series KD1 KD2 KD-63 KD-88 LMD-002 LMD-003 Sky Arrow Sky Arrow 90 SY series TBI TL-6 TL-10 YJ-12 YJ-22 YJ-62 YJ-63 YJ-82 YJ-83 YJ-91 ZD1 AS-20 MBDA AS 30 Apache Exocet HOT Storm Shadow PARS 3 LR Taurus KEPD 350 ARMIGER PARS 3 LR HOT AS.34 Kormoran RBS-15 HSC-1 Makedon BrahMos HeliNa AGM-176 Griffin Popeye Nimrod Luz Ghased 3 Zoobin Sattar 1 Sattar 2 Sattar 3 Sattar 4 Ghaem Penguin missile Naval Strike Missile Baktar-Shikan H-2 SOW H-4 SOW Ra'ad Barq Denel ZT3 Ingwe laser guided anti-tank guided missile Denel Mokopa air-to-ground missile Kentron TORGOS air launched sub-sonic cruise missile Denel Small Guided Missile Rb 05 RBS 15 SOM Cirit UMTAS Hassas Güdümlü Silah Sistemi Blue Steel missile Brimstone missile Green Cheese missile ALARM Storm Shadow BAe Sea Eagle GAM-87 Skybolt Lightweight Multirole Missile SPEAR 3 AGM-12 Bullpup AGM-22 AGM-28 Hound Dog AGM-45 Shrike AGM-53 Condor AGM-62 Walleye AGM-63 AGM-64 Hornet AGM-65 Maverick AGM-69 SRAM AGM-76 Falcon AGM-78 Standard ARM AGM-79 Blue Eye AGM-80 Viper AGM-83 Bulldog AGM-84 Harpoon AGM-86 ALCM AGM-87 Focus AGM-88 HARM AGM-112 AGM-114 Hellfire AGM-119 Penguin AGM-122 Sidearm AGM-123 Skipper AGM-124 Wasp AGM-129 ACM AGM-130 AGM-131 SRAM II AGM-136 Tacit Rainbow AGM-137 TSSAM AGM-142 Have Nap AGM-153 AGM-154 JSOW AGM-158 JASSM AGM-159 JASSM AGM-176 Griffin AGM-X Bold Orion GAM-87 Skybolt High Virgo Joint Air-to-Ground Missile R-82 S-5 S-8 S-13 S-24 S-25 Kh-15 Kh-20 Kh-22 Kh-23/Kh-66'Grom' Kh-25 Kh-29 Kh-31 Kh-32 Kh-38 Kh-59 Kh-90 AS-1'Kennel' AS-2'Kipper' AS-3'Kangaroo' AS-4'Kitchen' AS-5'Kelt' AS-6'Kingfish' AS-7'K
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC is an American public equity firm, founded in 1990 by former Drexel Burnham Lambert banker Leon Black. The firm specializes in leveraged buyout transactions and purchases of distressed securities involving corporate restructuring, special situations, industry consolidations. Apollo is headquartered in New York City, has offices in Purchase, New York, Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai; as of March 2018, Apollo managed over US$247 billion of investor commitments across its private equity and real asset funds and other investment vehicles, making it the second-largest US-based alternative asset management firm. Among the most notable companies owned by Apollo are Claire's, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, CareerBuilder, Novitex Enterprise Solutions, ADT, Rackspace. Apollo referred to as Apollo Advisors, was founded in 1990, on the heels of the collapse of Drexel Burnham Lambert in February 1990, it was founded by Leon Black, the former head of Drexel's mergers and acquisitions department, along with other Drexel alumni.
Among the most notable founders are John Hannan, Drexel's former co-director of international finance. Other founding partners included Marc Rowan, Josh Harris and Michael Gross, who both worked under Black in the mergers and acquisitions department, Antony Ressler, who worked as a senior vice president in Drexel's high yield department with responsibility for the new issue/syndicate desk. Less than six months after the collapse of Drexel, the founders of Apollo had begun a series of ventures. Apollo Investment Fund L. P. the first of their private equity investment funds, was formed to make investments in distressed companies. Apollo's first fund raised $400 million of investor commitments on the strength of Black's reputation as a prominent lieutenant of Michael Milken and key player in the buyout boom of the 1980s. Lion Advisors was set up to provide investment services to Credit Lyonnais, seeking to profit from depressed prices in the high yield market. At the time of Apollo's founding, financing for new leveraged buyouts was minimal and Apollo turned instead to a strategy of distressed-to-control takeovers.
Apollo would purchase distressed securities which could be converted into a controlling interest in the equity of the company through a bankruptcy reorganization or other restructuring. Apollo used distressed debt as an entry point, enabling the firm to invest in such firms as Vail Resorts, Walter Industries and Samsonite. Early on, Apollo made a name for itself by acquiring interests in companies that Drexel had helped finance by purchasing high-yield bonds from failed savings and loans and insurance companies. Apollo acquired several large portfolios of assets from the U. S. government's Resolution Trust Corporation. One of Apollo's earliest and most successful deals involved the acquisition of Executive Life Insurance Company's bond portfolio. Using this vehicle, Apollo would purchase the Executive Life portfolio, generating tremendous profits when the value of high yield bonds recovered, but resulting in a variety of state regulatory issues for Apollo and Credit Lyonnais over the purchase.
More than a decade after the purchase, in 2002, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer accused Apollo, Leon Black, an investor group led by French bank Credit Lyonnais of illegally acquiring the assets and bond portfolio of Executive Life Insurance Co. in 1991. According to the State of California, Lion violated a California law that prohibited foreign government-owned banks from owning California insurance companies. In 1993, Apollo Real Estate Advisers was founded in collaboration with William Mack to seek opportunities in the U. S. property markets. Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund, L. P. the first in a family of real estate "opportunity funds", was closed in April 1993 with $500 million of investor commitments. In 2000, Apollo exited the partnership, which continued to operate as Apollo Real Estate Advisers until changing its name to AREA Property Partners, effective January 15, 2009; that firm is owned and controlled by its remaining principals, who include William Mack, Lee Neibart, William Benjamin, John Jacobsson, Stuart Koenig and Richard Mack.
Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund, L. P. the first in a family of real estate "opportunity funds" was closed in April 1993 with $500 million of investor commitments. As of 2008, the firm was investing out of three funds: Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund V, Apollo European Real Estate Fund II, Apollo Value Enhancement Fund VII. In 2004, Apollo Real Estate acquired the Value Enhancement Funds family of investment vehicles to broaden its offerings in the "value-added" segment of the real estate investment spectrum. Apollo operates a real estate mezzanine lending program and real estate securities hedge fund called Claros Real Estate Securities Fund, L. P. In 1995, Apollo raised its third private equity fund, Apollo Investment Fund III, with $1.5 billion of investor commitments from investors that included CalPERS and the General Motors pension fund. Unlike its first two funds and funds, Fund III would prove only an average performer for private equity funds of its vintage. Among the investments made in Fund III were: Alliance Imaging, Allied Waste Industries, Breuners Home Furnishings, Levitz Furniture, Communications Corporation of America, Dominick's, Move.com, NRT Incorporated, Pillowtex Corporation, Telemundo and WMC Mortgage Corporation.
In 1995, Apollo fou
Annual general meeting
An annual general meeting is a meeting of the general membership of an organization. These organizations include membership companies with shareholders; these meetings may be required by law or by the constitution, charter, or by-laws governing the body. The meetings are held to conduct business on behalf of the company. An organization may conduct its business at the annual general meeting; the business may include electing a board of directors, making important decisions regarding the organization, informing the members of previous and future activities. At this meeting, the shareholders and partners may receive copies of the company's accounts, review fiscal information for the past year, ask any questions regarding the directions the business will take in the future. At the annual general meeting, the president or chairman of the organization presides over the meeting and may give an overall status of the organization; the secretary may be asked to read important papers. The treasurer may present a financial report.
Other officers, the board of directors, committees may give their reports. Attending this meeting are the members or the shareholders of the organization, depending on the type of organization. At such meeting, the Company Secretary of the Company plays a crucial role in convening, to attend the meeting, he supported by his Corporate Secretarial team. Every state requires public companies incorporated within it to hold an annual general meeting of shareholders to elect the Board of Directors and transact other business that requires shareholder approval. Notice of the annual general meeting must be in writing and is subject to a minimum notice period that varies by state. In 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to require all public companies to make their annual meeting materials available online; the final rules required compliance by large accelerated filers beginning on January 1, 2008, by all other filers beginning on January 1, 2009 The "e-proxy" rules allow two methods for companies to deliver their proxy materials, the "notice only" option or the "full set" option.
Under the notice only option, the company must post all of its proxy materials on a publicly accessible website at the time In India, the Companies Act 2013 regulates the requirement to conduct an Annual meeting of the members to discuss the four ordinary businesses. As per section 96 of the Act, every Company requires to conduct such a meeting by served a notice of 21 days minimum length prior to the meeting either at the latest known address or email id of the members. However, a company may conduct such meeting through the issue of a notice of shorter length with prior approval of not less than 95 % of the members entitled to vote at such meeting; the Act mandates that such meeting shall be within prescribed time 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, to be not held on national holidays, to be conducted at the place/ town/ village where the registered office of the company situated. However, in the recent trends, as per the latest amendment notified by the Corporate Affairs ministry in India, the unlisted public companies may conduct such meeting in any part of India by taking in advance unanimous approval from all the members in writing or electronically.
The four business includes 1) Financial statement approval 2) Appointment of Director 3) Appointment & to fix the remuneration of statutory auditor 4) Declare the dividend In Great Britain it became optional with effect from 1 October 2007 for any private company to hold an AGM, unless its articles of association require it to do so. In India, the Companies Act 2013 regulates the requirement to conduct a meeting of its members have participation/ hold in the share capital of the company to meet on annual basis in a general meeting called Annual General Meeting within the prescribed time window of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on other than national holidays to discuss some important business includes financial statements approval. Unlike the other countries, every Company incorporated in India require to conduct such meeting on or before the due date on the last day of the sixth month of every closing of the financial year. In India, the Act has been gone under major changes; the Corporate Affairs ministry has enforced a new amendment act'Companies 2nd Amendment Act 2017' from 26th January 2018.
It gives an option to conduct such meeting in any part of India. In Singapore, only public companies must hold AGMs. With effect from 31 August 2018, private limited companies can decide. Private companies can be exempted from holding AGMs if they send their financial statements to their members within five months after the financial year end. To dispense with AGMs, company members need to pass a resolution. All the shareholders must endorse the document for it to come into force. Having dispensed with AGMs, companies pass written resolutions on matters that would otherwise be discussed at AGMs. Financial statements are the principal subject; the resolution putting an end to AGMs may cease to be in force – members can adopt a new resolution to revoke the dispensation. In this case, an AGM must be held. If a private company decides to have AGMs, it must adhere to the deadlines; the annual general meeting must be held within 6 months after the FYE. Next, every company must lodge the obligatory annual return within 1 month after its AGM.
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A tracking ship called a missile range instrumentation ship or range ship, is a ship equipped with antennas and electronics to support the launching and tracking of missiles and rockets. Since many missile ranges launch over ocean areas for safety reasons, range ships are used to extend the range of shore-based tracking facilities. In the United States, the initial tracking ships were constructed by the U. S. Army and the U. S. Air Force to support their missile programs, they were built on a surplus Liberty ship or Victory ship hull. By 1964, the U. S. Navy introduced more; the Chinese ships were purpose built vessels for their role in the space program. Yuanwang class Yuanwang 1, 1977 – present Yuanwang 2, 1978 – present Yuanwang 3, 1995 – present Yuanwang 4, 1999 – 2010 Yuanwang 5, 2007 – present Yuanwang 6, 2007 – present The Poincaré was a converted tanker, but the Monge was a purpose built ship. Inactive Henri Poincaré, 1964–1992 — ex-Italian oil tankerActive Monge, 1992–present — purpose-built The Soviet and Russian ships were purpose built vessels for their role.
Kosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, 1966–1989 Akademik Sergei Korolev, 1970–1996 Kosmonavt Yuri Gagarin, 1971–1996 Kosmonaut Viktor Potsaev, 1968–2001 Kosmonaut Georgy Dobrovolsky, 1978–2006 SSV-33 Ural, 1989–2001 Marshal Nedelin, 1984–1996 Marshal Krylov, 1990 There are only two active Instrumentation Ships in the U. S. Navy inventory: USNS Invincible and USNS Howard O. Lorenzen; the latter was delivered in January 2012 to replace USNS Observation Island in 2014. Most of the USN and USAF tracking ships were converted into their role; some ships were in service with NASA. USNS Range Tracker, 1961–1969 - built as Victory ship USNS Range Recoverer, 1960–1972 - built for US Army USNS Longview, 1959–19? - built as Victory ship USNS Richfield, 1960–1968 - built as Victory ship USNS Sunnyvale, 1960–1974 - built as Victory ship USNS Watertown, 1960–1972 - built as Victory ship USNS Huntsville, 1960–1974 - built as Victory ship USNS Wheeling, 1962–1990 - built as Victory ship USNS General H. H. Arnold, 1961–1982 - built as C4 class troop ship USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, 1963–1983 - built as C4 class troop ship USNS Twin Falls, 1964–1972 - built as Victory ship USNS American Mariner, 1959–1966 - built as Liberty ship, US Coast Guard training ship USNS Sword Knot, 1950s–1982 - purpose built ship C1-M ship for US Air Force USNS Rose Knot, 1950s–1969 - purpose built C1-M ship for US Air Force USNS Coastal Sentry, late 1950s–1972 - USN C1-M cargo ship USNS Coastal Crusader, late 1950s–1976 - USN C1-M cargo ship USNS Timber Hitch, 1964–1969 - purpose built C1-M ship for US Air Force USNS Sampan Hitch, 1964–1973 - purpose built C1-M ship for US Air Force USNS Vanguard, 1964–1999 - built as Type T2-SE-A2 tanker/supplies ship USNS Redstone, 1964–? - built as Type T2-SE-A2 tanker/supplies ship USNS Mercury, 1964–1974? - built as Type T2-SE-A2 tanker/supplies ship USNS Range Sentinel, 1969–1974 - USN Haskell-class attack transport Sherburne USNS Observation Island, 1977–2014 - built as "Mariner" class merchant ship USNS Waters, 1991–present USNS Invincible, 2000–present - built as research ship USNS Howard O. Lorenzen, 2012-present - purpose built to replace Observation Island.
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A valve-regulated lead-acid battery sometimes called sealed lead-acid or maintenance free battery. There are three primary types of VRLA batteries, sealed VR wet cell, absorbent glass mat and gel cell. Gel cells add silica dust to the electrolyte; these are sometimes referred to as "silicone batteries". AGM batteries feature fiberglass mesh between the battery plates which serves to contain the electrolyte. Both designs offer advantages and disadvantages compared to conventional batteries and sealed VR wet cells, as well as each other. Due to their construction, the gel cell and AGM types of VRLA can be mounted in any orientation, do not require constant maintenance; the term "maintenance free" is a misnomer as VRLA batteries still require cleaning and regular functional testing. They are used in large portable electrical devices, off-grid power systems and similar roles, where large amounts of storage are needed at a lower cost than other low-maintenance technologies like lithium-ion. Lead-acid cells consist of two plates of lead, which serve as electrodes, suspended in an electrolyte consisting of diluted sulfuric acid.
VRLA cells have the same chemistry. "Wet cell" type VRLA's contain acid in liquid form. In AGM and gel type VRLA's, the electrolyte is immobilized. In AGM this is accomplished with a fiberglass mat; when a cell discharges, the lead and diluted acid undergo a chemical reaction that produces lead sulfate and water. When a cell is subsequently charged, the lead sulfate and water are turned back into acid. In all lead-acid battery designs, charging current must be adjusted to match the ability of the battery to absorb the energy. If the charging current is too great, electrolysis will occur, decomposing water into hydrogen and oxygen, in addition to the intended conversion of lead sulfate and water into lead dioxide and sulfuric acid. If these gases are allowed to escape, as in a conventional flooded cell, the battery will need to have water added from time to time. In contrast, VRLA batteries retain generated gases within the battery as long as the pressure remains within safe levels. Under normal operating conditions the gases can recombine within the battery itself, sometimes with the help of a catalyst, no additional electrolyte is needed.
However, if the pressure exceeds safety limits, safety valves open to allow the excess gases to escape, in doing so regulate the pressure back to safe levels. In flooded lead-acid batteries, the liquid electrolyte is a hazard during shipping and makes them unsuitable for many portable applications. Furthermore, the need to maintain water levels in non-sealed batteries makes them unsuitable for maintenance-free applications; the immobilized electrolyte in VRLA batteries addresses these problems. Conversely, VRLA cells can't be replenished with water, any hydrogen lost can't be replaced. To some extent, this can be compensated for by over-provisioning the quantity of electrolyte, at the cost of increased weight, but the main disadvantage of the VRLA design is that the immobilizing agent impedes the chemical reactions that generate current. For this reason, VRLAs have lower peak power ratings than conventional designs; this makes them less useful for roles like car engine starting batteries where usage patterns are brief high-current pulses followed by long slow recharging cycles.
VRLA's are found in roles where the charge/recharge cycles are slower, such as power storage applications. Both flooded and VRLA designs require suitable ventilation around the batteries. VRLA cells may be made of flat plates similar to a conventional flooded lead–acid battery, or may be made in a spiral roll form to make cylindrical cells. VRLA batteries have a pressure relief valve which will activate when the battery starts building pressure of hydrogen gas a result of being recharged. Valve activation allows some of the gas or electrolyte to escape, thus decreasing the overall capacity of the battery. Rectangular cells may have valves set to operate as low as 2 psi; the cell covers have gas diffusers built into them that allow safe dispersal of any excess hydrogen that may be formed during overcharge. They are not permanently sealed, but are designated to be "maintenance free", they can be oriented in any manner, unlike normal lead–acid batteries, which must be kept upright to avoid acid spills and to keep the plates' orientation vertical.
Cells may be operated with the plates horizontal. At high overcharge currents, electrolysis of water occurs, expelling hydrogen and oxygen gas through the battery's valves. Care must be taken to prevent rapid charging. Constant-voltage charging is the usual, most efficient and fastest charging method for VRLA batteries, although other methods can be used. VRLA batteries may be continually "float" charged at around 2.35 volts per cell at 25 °C. Some designs can be fast charged at high rates. Sustained charging at 2.7 V per cell will damage the cells. Constant-current overcharging at high rates will exceed the capacity of the cell to recombine hydrogen and oxygen; the first lead-acid gel battery was
Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit is a long-established annual award for plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society. It is based on assessment of the plants' performance under UK growing conditions; the Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality awarded, since 1922, to garden plants by the United Kingdom, Royal Horticultural Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials intended to judge the plants' performance under UK growing conditions. Trials may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being tried out, may be performed at Royal Horticulture Society Garden in Wisley and other gardens or after observation of plants in specialist collections. Trial reports are made available on the website. Awards are reviewed annually in case plants have become unavailable horticulturally, or have been superseded by better cultivars; the award should not be confused with the Royal Horticulture Society's Award of Merit, given to plants deemed'of great merit for exhibition' i.e. for show, not garden, plants.
Since 1989, France has had similar awards called the Mérites de Courson, but these are drawn from a limited number of plants submitted by nurserymen to juries at the twice-yearly Journées des Plantes de Courson and awards are based on the opinions of the jury members as to the plants' performance in French gardens, rather than on extensive trials. The Award of Garden Merit was reviewed in 1992, to increase its prestige. Field trial results gained weight in the assessments and existing AGM plants were reviewed in the light of more recent experience; the AGMs were to be reviewed at 10 year intervals from 1992, but this frequency has been increased to annually. The 2012/13 review, with advice from experts such as Royal Horticultural Society's plant committees, specialist societies, Plant Heritage National Collection holders and others, resulted in many changes. Nearly 1,900 plants lost more than 1,400 plants gained awards. Plants may be added to the Royal Horticultural Society'Sunset List' for rescission for several reasons, including unavailability to gardeners, better plants becoming available, affliction by pests or diseases, or insufficient uniformity.
To qualify for an Award of Garden Merit, a plant must be available horticulturally must be of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use must be of good constitution must not require specialist growing conditions or care must not be susceptible to any pest or disease must not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion. The "Award of Garden Merit" symbol represents a cup-shaped trophy with handles, it is cited together with a hardiness rating as follows: H1 Requires a heated glasshouse H1a Warmer than 15C/59F: tropical plants for indoors and heated greenhouses H1b 10C/50F to 15C/59F: subtropical plants for indoors and heated greenhouses H1c 5C/41F to 10C/50F: warm temperate plants that can go outdoors in summer H2 1C/34F to 5C/41F: plants that need a frost-free greenhouse in winter H3 -5C/23F to 1C/34F: hardy outside in some regions or situations, or which - while grown outside in summer - need frost protection in winter H4 -10C/14F to -5C/23F: plants hardy outside in most of the UK in an average winter H5 -15C/5F to -10C/14F: plants hardy outside in most of the UK in severe winters H6 -20C/-4F to -15C/5F: plants hardy outside in the UK and northern Europe H7 Colder than -20C/-4F: plants hardy outside in the severest European climates List of Award of Garden Merit flowering cherries List of Award of Garden Merit magnolias List of Award of Garden Merit roses List of Award of Garden Merit sweet peas RHS Plant Finder 2005–2006, Dorling Kindersley ISBN 1-4053-0736-6 The Royal Horticultural Society's website - Search facility for AGM plants RHS AGM Plant Awards RHS Plant Committees Search for AGM plants The Royal Horticultural Society Complete AGM lists