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Amiga 600

The Amiga 600 known as the A600, is a home computer, introduced at the CeBIT show in March 1992. The A600 is Commodore International's final model based on the Motorola 68000 CPU and the ECS chipset, it is a redesign of the Amiga 500 Plus, with the option of an internal hard disk drive and a PCMCIA port. A notable aspect of the A600 is its small size. Lacking a numeric keypad, the A600 is only larger than a standard PC keyboard, it shipped with AmigaOS 2.0, considered more user-friendly than earlier versions of the operating system. Like the A500, the A600 was aimed at the lower end of the market, with the higher end being dominated by the Amiga 3000. Commodore intended it to revitalize sales of the A500-related line before the introduction of the 32-bit Amiga 1200. According to Dave Haynie, the A600 "was supposed to be US$50–60 cheaper than the A500, but it came in at about that much more expensive than the A500." This is supported by the fact that the A600 was to have been numbered the A300, positioning it as a lower-budget version of the A500+.

In the event, the cost led the machine to be marketed as a replacement for the A500+, requiring a change of model number. Early models feature motherboards and power supplies with the A300 designation; the managing director of Commodore UK, David Pleasance, described the A600 as a "complete and utter screw-up". In comparison to the popular A500 it was considered unexpandable, did not improve on the A500's CPU, was more expensive, lacked a numeric keypad meaning that some existing software such as flight simulators and application software cannot be used without a numerical pad emulator. An "A600HD" model was sold with an internal 2.5" ATA hard disk drive of either 20 or 40 MB. This model was marketed as a more "scholarly" version of a home computer best known for its extensive range of games, retailed at double the price of a standard A600. However, this hard disk support introduced some issues with existing Amiga software because the memory used for hard disk control prevented some memory-intensive titles from launching without disabling the hard drive.

Models sold without a hard disk drive in the "Wild and Wicked" bundle contained the A600HD label, but with the HD cradle and HD missing. These all have ROM version 37.350. The A600 was the first Amiga model to be manufactured in the UK; the factory was in Irvine, although some examples were manufactured in Hong Kong. It was manufactured in the Philippines; the A600 shipped with a Motorola 68000 CPU, running at 7.09 MHz or 7.16 MHz and 1 MB "chip" RAM with 80-ns access time. The designers included no capability to upgrade the original CPU as the 68000 is soldered to the motherboard and there is no other connection for upgrade. Despite this, unofficial CPU upgrades include the Motorola 68010, 68020, 68030; the processor is upgraded not by replacing the 68000, but rather by fitting a connector over the CPU and commandeering the system bus. However, this approach caused instability problems with some board designs, prompting custom modifications for stable operation; as a result, such CPU expansions were unpopular.

RAM can be upgraded to a maximum of 2 MB "chip RAM" using the trap-door expansion slot. An additional 4 MB of "fast RAM" can be added in the PC Card slot using a suitable SRAM card to reach a capacity of 6 MB. However, more "fast RAM" can be added with unofficial CPU upgrades. For example, the A608 board adds up to a maximum of 8 MB additional RAM by connecting over the original 68000. CPU upgrades can accommodate up to 64 MB. Other unofficial community expansions exist, like the FPGA-driven Vampire which adds 128MB Fastmem RAM, HDMI output, SD card for HDD storage and a 64-bit core with full 32-bit compatibility; the A600 is the last Amiga model to use Commodore's Enhanced Chip Set, which can address 2 MB of RAM and adds higher resolution display modes. The so-called Super Agnus display chip can drive screen modes varying from 320×200 pixels to 1280×512 pixels; as with the original Amiga chipset, up to 32 colors can be displayed from a 12-bit palette at lower display resolutions. An extra-half-bright mode offers 64 simultaneous colors by allowing each of the 32 colors in the palette to be dimmed to half brightness.

Additionally, a 4096-color "HAM" mode can be used at lower resolutions. At higher resolutions, such as 800×600i, only 4 simultaneous colors can be displayed. Sound was unchanged from the original Amiga design, namely, 4 DMA-driven 8-bit channels, with two channels for the left speaker and two for the right; the A600 was the first Amiga model with a built-in RF modulator, which allowed the A600 to be used with a standard CRT television without the need for a Commodore A520 RF Modulator adaptor. The A600 features Amiga-specific connectors including two DB9M ports for joysticks and light pens, a standard 25-pin RS-232 serial port and a 25-pin Centronics parallel port; as a result, the A600 is compatible with many peripherals available for earlier Amiga models, such as MIDI, sound samplers and video-capture devices. Expansion capabilities new to the Amiga line were the PCMCIA Type II slot and the internal 44-pin ATA interface both most seen on laptop computers. Both interfaces are controlled by the'Gayle' custom chip.

The A600 has internal housing for one 2.5" internal hard disk drive connecting to the ATA controller. The A600 is the first of only two Amiga models to feature a PCMCIA Type II interface; this connector allows use of a number of

Policy Governance

Policy Governance, informally known as the Carver model, is a system for organizational governance. Policy Governance defines and guides appropriate relationships between an organization's owners, its board of directors, its chief executive; the Policy Governance approach was first developed in the 1970s by John Carver who has registered the term as a service mark in order to control accurate description of the model. The model is available for all to use without royalties or license fees and has been adopted by commercial and public sector organizations. There are ten Principles of Policy Governance. Principles 1-3 define an organization's ownership, the board's responsibility to it, the board's authority. Principles 4-7 specify that the board defines in writing policies identifying the benefits that should come about from the organization, how the board should conduct itself, how staff behavior is to be proscribed. Principles 8-10 deal with the board's monitoring. In general, if a board applies ALL of the principles of Policy Governance in its process and decision-making the board is practicing the model.

If a board applies fewer than all the principles, it weakens or destroys the model’s effectiveness as a system. Authors of the Policy Governance model say it is a paradigm shift from the traditional practice of governance and that it provides a clear differentiation between governance and management responsibilities in organizations. Policy Governance begins with a definition of governance as "Seeing to it that the organization achieves what it should and avoids unacceptable situations." From this definition, board governance is at an arm's length from operations. The board's primary relationship is with the organization's'ownership'; as a result, governance is a downward extension of ownership rather than an upward extension of management. In this space, the board, as a single entity, assumes a governance position, the link between ownership and the operational organization; that governance position is a commanding authority. The board exists to properly empower others. "Proper empowerment" means to define the results to be achieved by the organization, define what would be considered unacceptable in terms of ethics and prudence.

The board delegates the job of achieving its Ends within the parameters defined in policy to the CEO. To complete the delegation, the board rigorously monitors performance to policy to uphold accountability of the CEO. In Policy Governance, the board has three primary jobs: Ownership Linkage - connecting with owners to learn their values about ends that are desired and means that would be unacceptable; the board's focus is at the broadest level of policy informed by the ownership's values. When writing policy, the board goes into as much detail as needed, stops making policy when it can accept any reasonable interpretation of its policy language. Experts in the model argue boards should govern with an emphasis on outward vision rather than an internal preoccupation, encouragement of diversity in viewpoints, strategic leadership more than administrative detail, clear distinction of board and chief executive roles, collective rather than individual decisions, future rather than past or present, proactivity rather than reactivity.

Templates of policies are provided in the literature and by those trained in the model in order to illustrate what model-consistent policies might look like. However these templates are not themselves the model and their use does not substitute for a board developing its own policies using the model’s principles; each policy that a board adopts should be an organizational value statement that reflects the shared values of that organization's ownership. Many people confuse modification of policy language so that it fits their organization with changing the model itself. Model-consistent practice is assessed by considering whether board performance aligns with the model's principles, not by reviewing the policy language, adopted. Industry Canada in the Primer For Directors of Not-For–Profit Corporations expressed concern about Policy Governance, they argue that “Some models of board governance—notably originating in the United States—advocate that directors limit themselves to policy matters only and leave responsibility for administration and day-to-day matters with the executive staff of the corporation.

This limited role for directors does not reflect the obligations that are imposed upon directors.” Hugh Kelly QC of the Canadian legal firm Miller Thomson LLP responded directly to this criticism concluding that: “The board of a Canadian charitable corporation that adopts Policy Governance has performed'due diligence', fulfilled all legal obligations imposed upon its directors. On a comparative basis, such boards and directors are far ahead of most corporations those in the world of commerce, in observing their legal and moral obligations.” Others have expressed concern that the Policy Governance model may not be as universally applicable as suggested by Carver and that the model has a tendency to break down during times of crisis. Addressing the universality concern, proponents of Policy Governance argue that, because the model is rooted in the generic purpose and nature of board authority rather than current practice of the specifics of any industry, at the level of its fundamental principles Policy Governance is indeed applicable to all gover

J.O.B. Records discography

This is a list of many of J. O. B. Records releases. 101 – Snooky Pryor – "Raisin' Sand" / "Boogy Fool" 102 – Sunnyland Slim – "Down Home Child" / "Sunnyland Special" 103 – The Fat Man – "You've Gotta Stop This Mess" / "Glad I Don't Worry No More" 110 – John Brim – "Trouble In The Morning" / "Humming Blues" 112 – J. B. Lenoir – "People Are Meddling" / "Let's Roll" 114 – John Lee – "Rhythm Rockin' Boogie" / "Knockin' On Eula Mae's Door" 115 – Snooky Pryor – "Going Back On The Road" / "I'm Getting Tired" 116 – Johnny Shines – "Rambling" / "Cool Driver" 117 – Grace Brim – "Hospitality Blues" / "Man Around My Door" 1001 – Floyd Jones – "Big World" / "Dark Road" 1002 – Baby Face Leroy w Sunnyland Slim – "Pet Rabbit" / "Louella" 1003 – Sunnyland Slim – "Leaving Your Town" / "Mary Lee" 1004 – Roy Sneed – "Don't Make Me Go To Bed" / "Too Young For Love" 1005 – Eddie Boyd – "It's Miserable To Be Alone" / "I'm Pleading" 1006 – Henry Palmer and his Boys – "Scrunch" / "Jump Boy" 1007 – Eddie Boyd – "Five Long Years" / "Blue Coat Man" 1008 – J. B.

Lenoir – "The Mountain" / "How Much More" 1009 – Eddie Boyd – "It's Miserable To Be Alone" / "I'm Pleading" 1010 – Johnny Shines – "Evening Sun" / "Brutal Hearted Woman" 1011 – John Brim – "Drinking Woman" / "Overnight" 1012 – J. B. Lenoir – "The Mojo" / "How Can I Live" 1013 – Floyd Jones – "On The Road Again" / "Skinny Mama" 1014 – Snooky Pryor – "Cryin' Shame" / "Eight, Ten" 1015 – Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio – "Rough Treatment" / "I'm Looking For A Woman" 1016 – J. B. Lenoir – "I'll Die Trying" / "I Want My Baby" 1101 – Memphis Minnie – "Kissing In The Dark" / "A World Of Trouble" 1102 – J. B. Lenoir – "Louise" / "Play A Little While" 1105 – Sunnyland Slim – "Shake It Baby" / "Woman Trouble" 1107 – Robert Lockwood, Jr. – "Sweet Woman From Maine" / "Aw Aw Baby" 1111 – Heavenly Kings – "Lord Free My Soul" / "Any Way You Bless Me Lord" 1113 – Earl N. Pugh – "Never Had A Dream" / "Jealous Of My Shadow" 1114 – Eddie Boyd – "Save Her Doctor" / "I Love You" 1122 – Eddie King – "Shakin' Inside" / "Love You Baby" 1126 – Snooky Pryor – "Boogie Twist" / "Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man" 1127 – Willie Cobbs – "Too Sad" / "Come On Home" 100 – Stick Horse Hammond – "Gamblin' Man" / "Alberta" 105 – Stick Horse Hammond – "Highway 51" / "Too Late Baby" J.

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Valerio Binasco

Valerio Binasco is an Italian actor, stage director, playwright. Born in Paderna, Binasco graduated at the drama school of the Stabile di Genova, where he made his professional debut in 1987, he won two Ubu Awards, in 1999 for playing Hamlet in an adaptation directed by Carlo Cecchi and in 2004 for playing Polynices in a stage adaptation of Oedipus at Colonus directed by Mario Martone. Active in films, in 2016 Binasco was nominated for David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his performance in Alaska; this Is Not Paradise Domenica Two Friends Working Slowly The Beast in the Heart Texas Don't Make Any Plans for Tonight A Perfect Day Blood of the Losers Noi credevamo Leopardi Alaska Official website Valerio Binasco on IMDb

2008 New Orleans Bowl

The 2008 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl was the eighth edition of the college football bowl game, played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles defeated 30 -- 27 in a dramatic overtime game. Troy had qualified for the game by winning the Sun Belt Conference title, while Southern Miss had roared back from a 2–6 start to fill the game’s slot from Conference USA. Kickoff time was 7:15 p.m. U. S. Central time and the game was shown live on ESPN. Southern Miss was designated as the away team. Due to NCAA rules, Southern Miss was penalized one time out after the opening kickoff and played the first half with two timeouts to Troy’s three. Southern Miss came from ten points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime and, after a Britt Barefoot 39-yard field goal on the Golden Eagles’ possession, Michael McGhee blocked Troy kicker Sam Glusman’s 28-yard field goal attempt that would have tied the game; the block sealed the win for Southern Miss, ensuring the school’s fifteenth consecutive winning season.

Barefoot made all three from 38, 46 and 39 yards. Prior to this, his longest field goal of the season had been 29 yards. Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora's decision to wear home uniforms when the team was not supposed to do so was not the only such maneuver this season. On December 6, Southern California head coach Pete Carroll had the Trojans wear red uniforms instead of white in the annual rivalry game against UCLA; the same penalty was incurred against USC. Southern Miss received an extra allotment of tickets from the New Orleans Bowl committee after selling out all of the seats it had received. Golden Eagles wide receiver DeAndre Brown spent Sunday overnight at a local hospital after snapping his leg in half in the first quarter; the audio of the ESPN telecast was available on ESPN Radio through a simulcast. At least 11 Latino-Americans enjoyed listening to this game on ESPN Radio Telemuno, jealous much

1956 Canada Cup

The 1956 Canada Cup took place 24–26 June on the West Course at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England. It was the fourth Canada Cup event, which became the World Cup in 1967; the tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 29 teams. The Scandinavian team that had competed in 1954 and 1955 was replaced by teams from Denmark and Sweden, while there were new teams from Chinese Taipei and South Korea; each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. 18 holes were played on the first two days with 36 holes played on the final day. Because of the time taken to play each round, a cut was introduced after the second day, with only the leading 20 teams competing on the final day. An 18-hole consolation event was held for the remaining 9 teams. There was provision for an individual in one of these 9 teams to complete the 72 holes if they were well-placed after the second day; the American team of Ben Hogan and Sam Snead won by 14 strokes over the South African team of Bobby Locke and Gary Player.

The individual competition was won by Hogan, five shots ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo. SourceDe Vicenzo was representing Mexico, having played for Argentina in the three previous Canada Cup events. Team SourceInternational Trophy Source