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Armor Games

Armor Games is a game portal website that hosts free Flash-based browser games across a wide variety of genres, including point-and-click adventure, puzzle, MMO games. Based in Irvine, the site was founded in 2004 by Daniel McNeely. Armor Games hosts curated Flash games and MMOs, sometimes sponsoring their creation; each game is uploaded and maintained by its original developer, with some including unlockable player achievements. In recent years, Armor Games has begun supporting HTML5 titles. Users can create online profiles. On March 3, Armor Games revealed that they had a data breach in 2019 and that the database was sold on the Dream Market; the Fancy Pants Adventures World 1 The Fancy Pants Adventures World 2 The Fancy Pants Adventures World 3 GemCraft GemCraft Chapter 0 GemCraft Labyrinth Aether Crush the Castle Warfare 1917 Warfare 1944 Shift Kingdom Rush Kingdom Rush Frontiers Under the name Armor Games Studios, the company has begun to develop and publish indie games for Steam, mobile devices, consoles.

PC Magazine listed it in 2007 as one of the Top 100 undiscovered websites. Official website Armor Games Studios official website

Charles Randolph Butler Jr.

Charles Randolph Butler Jr. is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Born in New York City, New York, Butler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University in 1962 and was a lieutenant in the United States Army, 8th Artillery, 7th Howitzer Battalion from 1962 to 1964, he attended Washington and Lee University School of Law before receiving a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1966. Following his admission to the Alabama bar, Butler joined the law firm of his grandfather and father known as Hamilton, Riddick and Sullivan in Mobile, Alabama. After three years in that private practice, Butler helped found Mobile's first public defender service and worked as an assistant public defender for Mobile County from 1969 to 1970, he won election as district attorney of Mobile County, although just 30 years old, served from 1971 to 1975. In 1971 the Mobile Jaycees named him one of the Outstanding Young Men of America.

Butler returned to private practice until 1988. On April 28, 1988, Butler was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama vacated by Judge Emmett Ripley Cox. Butler was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 14, 1988, received his commission on October 17, 1988, he served as Chief Judge from 1994 to 2003, assumed senior status on March 28, 2005. He presided over corruption trials of Mobile City Commissioner Lambert Mims and Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch; the Alabama State Bar awarded him its Judicial Award of Merit in 2003. Charles Randolph Butler Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center


Nachiketa known as Nachiketā, or Nachiketas or sometimes Nachiketan was the son of the sage Vājashravas known as Vājashravā is the child protagonist in an ancient Indian story about the nature of the soul and the power of a spiritual and steadfast boy, as spirited as his sage father. The story is told in the Katha Upanishad, he was taught self-knowledge, the separation of the human soul from the body, by the god of Death, Yama. Nachiketa is noted for his rejection of material desires which are ephemeral, for his single-minded pursuit of the path of realizing salvation/Moksha i.e. emancipation of the soul from rebirth. The masculine word Nachiket has various meanings, it is combination of three words- न+चि+केतृ. न means negation, चि stands for चैतन्य i.e. unending spiritual energy and केत/केता/केतस्/केतन्, short form of केतु means continuous revolving action. Therefore the name means the one who does not let his energy be lost in an endless loop; however there are other meanings of the name which are- That, unperceived.

The quickening Spirit that lies within all things like latent in etc.. The spirit that gives the unquenchable thirst for the unknown. Fire. According to Hinduism, since fire is considered to be one of the holy & pure elements, Puranas name the first emerged fire as Nachiket; the Rigveda 10.135 talks of Yama and a child, who may be a reference to Nachiketa. He is mentioned in the Taittiriya Brahmana, 3.1.8 Later, in the Mahabharata, the name appears as one of the sages present in the Sabha of King Yudhishthira and in the Anusasana Parva. However, the primary story, dealing with the dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama, comes from the Katha Upanishad, summarized below. Vājashravasa, desiring a gift from the gods, started an offering to donate all his possession, called as' SARVA DAKSHINA', but Nachiketa, his son, noticed that Vajashravasa was donating only the cows that were old, blind, or lame. Nachiketa wanting the best for his father's rite, asked: "I too am yours, to which god will you offer me?".

After being pestered thus, Vājashravasa answered in a fit of anger, "I give you to Death". So Nachiketa went to Death's home, but the god was out, he waited three days without any food or water; when Yama returned, he was sorry to see that a Brahmin guest had been waiting so long without food and water. In Indian culture guests are believed to be equal to god and causing trouble to god is a great sin. To compensate his mistake, Yama told Nachiketa, "You have waited in my house for three days without hospitality, therefore ask three boons from me". Nachiketa first asked for peace for himself. Yama agreed. Next, Nachiketa wished to learn the sacred fire sacrifice, which Yama elaborated. For his third boon, Nachiketa wanted to learn the mystery of. Yama was reluctant on this question, he said that this had been a mystery to the gods. He asked Nachiketa to ask for some other boon, offered many material gains, but Nachiketa replied. He who has encountered Death how can he desire wealth? No other boon would do.

Yama was secretly pleased with this disciple, elaborated on the nature of the true Self, which persists beyond death. The key of the realization is that this Self is inseparable from Brahman, the supreme spirit, the vital force in the universe. Yama's explanation is a succinct explication of Hindu metaphysics, focuses on the following points: The sound Om! is the syllabus of the supreme Brahman The Atma, whose symbol is Om is the same as the omnipresent Brahman. Smaller than the smallest and larger than the largest, the Soul is all-pervading; the goal of the wise is to know this Atma. The Atma is like a rider. After death, it is the Atma. Mere reading of the scriptures or intellectual learning cannot realize Atma. One must discriminate the Atma from the body, the seat of desire. Inability to realize Brahman results in one being enmeshed in the cycle of rebirths. Understanding the Self leads to mokshaThus having learned the wisdom of the Brahman from Yama, Nachiketa was freed from the cycle of births.

Nachiketa has been one of the most influential characters in Hinduism. Indian monk Swami Vivekananda said: "If I get ten or twelve boys with the faith of Nachiketa, I can turn the thoughts and pursuits of this country in a new channel." Vasishtha Trikaranasuddhi Sister Nivedita & Ananda K. Coomaraswamy: Myths and Legends of the Hindus and Bhuddhists, Kolkata, 2001 ISBN 81-7505-197-3 Sri Krishna Prem: The Yoga of the Kathopanishad, John M. Watkins, 1955 Swami A History of Pre-Buddhistic Indian Philosophy By Benimadhab Barua Encyclopaedia of the Hindu world By Gaṅgā Rām Garg The Mahabharata, Book 13, Anusanana Parva

Library Networks in India

Library Network refers to a interconnected platform of some group of libraries with certain agreements aims to satisfy and fulfill their users' need. The common objectives of a library network is to acquire and develop unique collection of the each and avoiding the duplication of materials to resolve the budgetary problem; each library performs sharing of resources to each others on demand basis. The concept of library network came into light after 1985 when the working group of the Planning Commission reported a modernize plan on National Policy on Library and Information System to the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India on the seventh five year plan; the Dept of Science and Industrial Research, Govt. of India started to promote the integrated approach to Library Automation and Networking based on the UGC report prepared by the Association of Indian Libraries 1987. Library Networks in India are Ahmedabad Library Network, it was established in 1994 with an initial grant for a few years from National Information System for Science and Technology.

ADINET caters to libraries of school, universities, institutional libraries and public libraries in Ahmedabad. Bangalore Academic Library Network was established in 1995 in sponsored by JRD Tata Memorial Library Bangalore. BALNET caters to the libraries of Balgalore area to facilitate the sharing of resources. Bombay Library Network was setup in 1992 by National Centre for Software Technology, Mumbai sponsored by NISSAT. Calcutta Library Network was established in 1986 with the financial help from NISSAT; the main objective of CALIBNET i to provide access of information to the library and information centers in eastern region. Developing Library Network was established in 1988 and registered as a society in 1992 from the financial support of NISSAT at the India International Centre LIbrary Delhi. Earlier it was named as Delhi Library Network and developed with the primer objective of sharing of resources to its member libraries. Indore Library Network was established to provision of equal access to universe of knowledge and cultures & promote understanding of the cultural diversity of Indore.

Information and Library Network was established in 1991 with the objective of establishing a communication between the libraries and information centers universities, colleges, UGC information centers, institutes of national importance, R&D information centers etc. as a programme of the University Grants Commission. It was located at the Gujarat University campus, Ahmedabad but it was shifted to Gandhinagar. Madras Library Network was established as a society in the 1993 to bring about co-operative working among libraries and information centres in and around Madras. Membership of MALIBNET is open to universities, colleges, R&D institutions and individuals. Mysore Library Network was established at Mysore in the year 1994 with the financial assistance from NISSAT at the Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore. MYLIBNET is an active member of Mysore City Library Consortium. Management Libraries Network was established for sharing of resources and information among the management and business libraries and the librarians.

MANLIBNET was established in year 1998 at the first convention held in Ahmadabad, jointly organized by the IIM, Ahmadabad and Ahmadabad Management Association. Pune Library Network is a joint programme of the University of Pune, National Chemical Laboratory and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing funded by NISSAT and was established in 1992. West Bengal Public Library Network is an initiative of Department of Mass Education Extension & Library Services, Government of West Bengal. State Central Library West Bengal is the apex Library in the network


Propellane is an organic compound, the simplest member of the propellane family. It is a hydrocarbon with formula C5H6 or C23; the molecular structure consists of three rings of sharing one C -- C bond. Propellane is a strained molecule; the bonds of the two central carbon atoms have an inverted tetrahedral geometry, the length of the central bond is 160 pm. The strength of that bond is disputed; the energy of the biradical state is calculated to be 80 kcal/mol higher. The compound is unstable, at 114 °C it will spontaneously isomerize to 3-methylidenecyclobutene with a half-life of 5 minutes, its strain energy is estimated to be 102 kcal/mol. Propellane is persistent at room temperature and is somewhat less susceptible to thermal decomposition than the less strained propellane system, which has an estimated half-life of only about 1 h at 25 °C; the type of bonding in this molecule has been explained in terms of charge-shift bonding. Propellane was first reported by K. Wiberg and F. Walker in 1982.

The synthesis commences with cyclopropanation of 1,1-bisethylene, according to the following scheme: Synthesis begins with conversion of the 1,3-di-carboxylic acid of bicyclopentane 1 in a Hunsdiecker reaction to the corresponding dibromide 2 followed by a coupling reaction with n-butyllithium. The final product 3 was isolated by column chromatography at −30 °C. However, a much simplified synthesis was published by Szeimies, it starts with dibromocarbene addition to the alkene bond of 3-chloro-2-propene 6 followed by deprotonation by methyllithium and nucleophilic displacements in 7 not isolated but kept in solution at −196 °C. Propellane spontaneously reacts with acetic acid to yield a methylidenecyclobutane ester. Propellane undergoes a polymerization reaction where the central C–C bond is split and connected to adjacent monomer units, resulting the so-called staffanes. A radical polymerization initiated by methyl formate and benzoyl peroxide results in a distribution of oligomers. An anionic addition polymerization with n-butyllithium results in a polymerized product.

X-ray diffraction of the polymer shows that the connecting C–C bonds have bond lengths of only 148 pm. The compound 1,3-dehydroadamantane, which can be viewed as a bridged propellane polymerizes in a similar way. Propellane Bicyclopentane which lacks a bond between the bridgehead carbons

San Demetrio Corone

San Demetrio Corone is a town and municipality in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is home to the Collegio of Sant'Adriano, a boarding school which produced many patriots and theorists/revolutionaries in the Italian Independence wars; the village overlooks the Piana di Sibari. Views of the Apennine Mountains and the Ionian Sea dominate the scenery, it is bordered by Acri, Corigliano-Rossano, San Cosmo Albanese, Vaccarizzo Albanese, Santa Sofia d'Epiro and Terranova da Sibari. San Demetrio Corone was founded in the 1470s by Albanian-Arvanitika speaking Christians from Morea during the time of the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans; the townsfolk are still fluent in both Italian and Arbëresh language. The church of Sant'Adriano, adjacent to the aforementioned Collegio, is an example of early Norman-Byzantine architecture and contains some mosaics and other medieval artifacts