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Animated series

An animated series is a set of animated works with a common series title related to one another. These episodes should share the same main characters, some different secondary characters and a basic theme. Series can have either a finite number of episodes like a miniseries, a definite end, or be open-ended, without a predetermined number of episodes, they can be broadcast on television, shown in movie theatres, released direct-to-video or on the internet. Like animated films, animated series can be of a wide variety of genres and can have different target audiences, from children to adults. Animated television series are presented and can appear as much as up to once a week or daily during a prescribed time slot; the time slot may vary including morning, like saturday-morning cartoons, prime time, like prime time cartoons, to late night, like late night anime. They may be broadcast on weekdays or only on weekends; the duration of each episode varies depending on the series. Traditionally, series are produced as nearly half-hour programs.

If on television 15-20 minutes based on commercial time. A full half hour would cut into advertisement time frames. Note that Netflix and other streaming companies that don't show commercials may require a full 30 minute cartoon the length depends on the company that airs the cartoon. There are some short series with a length of five minutes, they are sometimes grouped together according to network programming demands. Thus a particular series may appear in a number of formats or time blocks. Animated television series had been used for comedy, like the cartoons, a piece of art developed for humorous intent, so, called cartoon series. However, more animated television series have fallen into other genres, such as action / adventure series like Speed Racer and G. I. Joe; the first animated television series was Crusader Rabbit. Animated sitcoms first appeared with The Flintstones, followed by The Jetsons. From 1972 to 1974, Hanna-Barbera produced Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, an adult-oriented sitcom in the style of All in the Family.

The 1980s and 1990s was a renaissance of the cartoon children's television series and adult's television series. Various broadcast networks and media companies began creating television channels and formats designed for airing cartoon series. Companies that had these types of formats in place began to revamp their existing models during this time. Examples of these are: During the 1990s more mature content than those of traditional cartoon series began to appear more extending beyond a primary audience of children; these cartoon series included The Simpsons, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, South Park and Family Guy. ReBoot, which began as a child-friendly show, shifted its target age group to ages 12 and up, resulting in a darker and more mature storyline. Plus the cartoons for kids like Adventure Time and Ferb, Gravity Falls, Hey Arnold!, The Fairly OddParents and Steven Universe. Animated series shown in movie theatres include the Tom and Jerry animated cartoon short films that appeared in movie theaters from 1940 to 1967.

Direct-to-video animated series include most Japanese original video animations. The first OVA series was Dallos. All hentai anime series are released as OVAs. Animated 4K TV series first appeared in the late 2000s, with the first 4K animated cartoon series, followed by other early series that included Happy Tree Friends

VAR series of mines

The VAR/40, VAR/100 and VAR/100/SP are Italian anti-personnel blast landmines produced by the Tecnovar italiana S.p. A. company. The VAR/40 is hand laid, it was produced for the Italian army in the 1970s, was exported to a large number of countries. The mines body is circular with a ribbed plastic body split into lower halves; the upper half holds the pressure-sensitive fuze mechanism, covered by a truncated rubber cone. The fuze is covered by a safety cap; the safety cap has a threaded well, which holds the detonator during transit. The mine is armed by transferring the detonator from the fuze cap to the well in the base of the mine, the safety cap is removed. Pressure on the central pressure plate, compresses the spring until the pressure is enough to shear the plastic retaining pins, it is a minimum metal design. It's deployed with the main body underground with the raised pressure fuze protruding above ground; the mine doesn't float. It is moderately resistant to overpressure due to the small surface area of the pressure fuze.

The mine is no longer in production and Italian operational stocks of the mine have been destroyed. Thailand held stocks of the mine. It's found in Angola and Turkey; the VAR/100 is a larger version of the VAR/40 it uses a larger main charge but is otherwise identical. The mine is no longer in production, is found in Mozambique; the VAR/100/SP is a VAR/100 mine fitted with a 1.6 kilogram cast iron fragmentation jacket identical to the one used with the AUPS mine. The mine is mounted on an 800 millimeter high stake. On detonation the jacket breaks into 500 fragments with a lethal range of about 25 meters; the fuze is different from the VAR/100 - the SP version uses a three pronged pressure and tilt fuze that can be used with tripwires. The mine is no longer in production. Jane's Mines and Mine Clearance 2005-2006 Brassey's Essential Guide to Anti-Personnel Landmines VAR/100 at ORDATA VAR/100/SP at ORDATA

Duluth Art Institute

The Duluth Art Institute is a non-collecting arts and cultural institution that specializes in local and regional contemporary art from the Twin Ports Region and the Upper Midwest. It was founded in Duluth in 1907 and is one of the oldest art centers in the U. S. state of Minnesota. Based on the curatorial model of the German "kunsthalle", the DAI is a community arts center that works with artists and the community, creating associated symposia and studios; the Duluth Art Institute has two locations. The main exhibition space is located in the Duluth Depot, the historic train station in Duluth that houses the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, the St. Louis County Historical Society Museum, a Veteran's Memorial Hall, several performing arts organizations. A second location is situated in the former Lincoln Branch Library, a 1915 Carnegie library building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, it serves as a community center for arts education and houses multipurpose classroom spaces, a darkroom, ceramics studios, a fiber studio maintained by the Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild, professional development services for artists.

The Duluth Art Institute originated as an art club established by Bishop McGolrick in 1897. In 1907, the Duluth Art Association was incorporated; the original Board of Trustees included G. G. Hartley and Chester Adgate Congdon. In the 1930s, the Duluth Art Institute Association, a separate arts organization, was active; the organizations merged in 1946. The organization dropped the Association from their name. In 1976, the Duluth Art Institute relocated to the St. Louis County Arts Center; the arts organization opened an additional location in the old Lincoln branch library in 1993. The Duluth Art Institute hosts a biennial that dates back to 1919. Called the Arrowhead Art Exhibit, it is now known as the Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition. In 1990, the DAI auctioned off the eight paintings in its permanent collection because it was not equipped to care for the works; the paintings included pieces by Knute Heldner, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Charles Rosen, David Ericson. The auction was criticized by the St. Louis County Historical Society and residents who wanted the art to stay in the community.

In March 2017 The Duluth Art Institute started an artist-in-residence program. The first artist to participate in the program was Duluth-based Paul LaJeunesse; the current artist-in-residence is painter Adam Swanson, working on a Public Art project to be unveiled in the summer of 2018. Duluth Art Institute auctions its paintings, Star Tribune, Minn. May 8, 1990 Art Institute's curator resigns, Duluth News Tribune, April 2, 2010 Duluth Art Institute's new curator is ready to let her artistic side bloom, Duluth News Tribune, July 1, 2010 Photographer from Superior captured era for future historians, Duluth News Tribune, May 15, 2011 Duluth Art Institute exhibit showcases spirit of Ochre Ghost Gallery, Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 6, 2011 Duluth Art Institute hires new executive director, Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 19, 2011 Best Bets: Duluth Art Institute Gallery Celebration begins, Duluth News Tribune, Jan. 12, 2012 Duluth artist Brian Barber does it all, Duluth News Tribune, Apr. 19, 2012 Two Harbors resident to direct the Duluth Art Institute, Lake County News-Chronicle, Aug. 23, 2012 Duluth Art Institute members' disparate works explore many themes, Duluth News Tribune, Jan.

23, 2014 Ness vs. Carlson: Art exhibit casts mayor, head shop owner as hero and villain, Duluth News Tribune, Apr. 10, 2014 Arrowhead biennial art show features established, up-and-coming works, Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 10, 2016

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and referred to as "All-American athletes", or "All-Americans". Although the honorees do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U. S. team sports to refer to players. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889; the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that include All-American selections from the Associated Press, the United States Basketball Writers Association, the Sporting News, the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. All selectors choose at least a second 5-man team; the NABC, TSN and AP choose third teams, while AP lists honorable mention selections. The Consensus 2017 College Basketball All-American team is determined by aggregating the results of the four major All-American teams as determined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Since United Press International was replaced by TSN in 1997, the four major selectors have been the aforementioned ones. AP has been a selector since 1948, NABC since 1957 and USBWA since 1960. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors based on a point system computed from the four different all-America teams; the point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. No honorable mention or fourth team or lower are used in the computation; the top five totals plus ties are first team and the next five plus ties are second team. Although the aforementioned lists are used to determine consensus honors, there are numerous other All-American lists; the ten finalists for the John Wooden Award are described as Wooden All-Americans. The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are described as Senior All-Americans. Other All-American lists include those determined by USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and many others; the scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America are termed Academic All-Americans.

PG – Point guard SG – Shooting guard PF – Power forward SF – Small forward C – Center AP Honorable Mention: On March 2, 2017, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced the 2017 Academic All-America team, with Canyon Barry headlining the NCAA Division I team as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year. The following is the 2016–17 Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball Team as selected by CoSIDA: The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are called Senior All-Americans; the 10 honorees are as follows, divided into first and second teams with the winner highlighted in bold text

Graph labeling

In the mathematical discipline of graph theory, a graph labelling is the assignment of labels, traditionally represented by integers, to edges and/or vertices of a graph. Formally, given a graph G =, a vertex labelling is a function of V to a set of labels. An edge labelling is a function of E to a set of labels. In this case, the graph is called an edge-labeled graph; when the edge labels are members of an ordered set, it may be called a weighted graph. When used without qualification, the term labeled graph refers to a vertex-labeled graph with all labels distinct; such a graph may equivalently be labeled by the consecutive integers, where | V | is the number of vertices in the graph. For many applications, the edges or vertices are given labels that are meaningful in the associated domain. For example, the edges may be assigned weights representing the "cost" of traversing between the incident vertices. In the above definition a graph is understood to be a finite undirected simple graph. However, the notion of labelling may be applied to all generalizations of graphs.

For example, in automata theory and formal language theory it is convenient to consider labeled multigraphs, i.e. a pair of vertices may be connected by several labeled edges. Most graph labellings trace their origins to labellings presented by Alexander Rosa in his 1967 paper. Rosa identified three types of labellings, which he called α, β-, ρ-labellings. Β-labellings were renamed as "graceful" by Solomon Golomb, the name has been popular since. A graph is known as graceful when its vertices are labeled from 0 to |V|, the size of the graph, this labelling induces an edge labelling from 1 to |E|. For any edge e, the label of e is the positive difference between the two vertices incident with e. In other words, if e is incident with vertices labeled i and j, e will be labeled |i − j|. Thus, a graph G = is graceful if and only if there exists an injection that induces a bijection from E to the positive integers up to |E|. In his original paper, Rosa proved that all Eulerian graphs with size equivalent to 1 or 2 are not graceful.

Whether or not certain families of graphs are graceful is an area of graph theory under extensive study. Arguably, the largest unproven conjecture in graph labelling is the Ringel–Kotzig conjecture, which hypothesizes that all trees are graceful; this has been proven for all paths and many other infinite families of trees. Anton Kotzig himself has called the effort to prove the conjecture a "disease". An edge-graceful labelling on a simple graph without loops or multiple edges on p vertices and q edges is a labelling of the edges by distinct integers in such that the labelling on the vertices induced by labelling a vertex with the sum of the incident edges taken modulo p assigns all values from 0 to p − 1 to the vertices. A graph G is said to be "edge-graceful". Edge-graceful labellings were first introduced by Sheng-Ping Lo in 1985. A necessary condition for a graph to be edge-graceful is "Lo's condition": q = p / 2 mod p. A "harmonious labelling" on a graph G is an injection from the vertices of G to the group of integers modulo k, where k is the number of edges of G, that induces a bijection between the edges of G and the numbers modulo k by taking the edge label for an edge to be the sum of the labels of the two vertices x, y.

A "harmonious graph" is one. Odd cycles are harmonious, it is conjectured. The seven-page book graph K1,7 × K2 provides an example of a graph, not harmonious. A graph colouring is a subclass of graph labellings. Vertex colourings assign different labels to adjacent vertices, while edge colourings assign different labels to adjacent edges. A lucky labelling of a graph G is an assignment of positive integers to the vertices of G such that if S denotes the sum of the labels on the neighbours of v S is a vertex coloring of G; the "lucky number" of G is the least k such. Guy, Richard K.. Unsolved problems in number theory. Springer-Verlag. C13. ISBN 0-387-20860-7. Zbl 1058.11001

Dinosaur Britain

Dinosaur Britain is a two-part British documentary on ITV telling the story of many of the dinosaurs that once roamed Great Britain, revealing how they hunted, what they ate and how they died from the evidence revealed from their bones. Presenter Ellie Harrison teams up with young paleontologist Dean Lomax in order to depict different species of dinosaurs set to the backdrop of modern Britain. Before We Ruled the Earth Dinosaur Planet Dinosaur Revolution Paleoworld Planet Dinosaur Valley of the T-Rex When Dinosaurs Roamed America ITV press pack