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Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery is an international learned society for computing. It was founded in 1947, is the world's largest scientific and educational computing society; the ACM is a non-profit professional membership group, claiming nearly 100,000 student and professional members as of 2019. Its headquarters are in New York City; the ACM is an umbrella organization for scholarly interests in computer science. Its motto is "Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession"; the ACM was founded in 1947 under the name Eastern Association for Computing Machinery, changed the following year to the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM is organized into over 171 local chapters and 37 Special Interest Groups, through which it conducts most of its activities. Additionally, there are over 500 university chapters; the first student chapter was founded in 1961 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Many of the SIGs, such as SIGGRAPH, SIGDA, SIGPLAN, SIGCSE and SIGCOMM, sponsor regular conferences, which have become famous as the dominant venue for presenting innovations in certain fields.

The groups publish a large number of specialized journals and newsletters. ACM sponsors other computer science related events such as the worldwide ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, has sponsored some other events such as the chess match between Garry Kasparov and the IBM Deep Blue computer. ACM publishes over 50 journals including the prestigious Journal of the ACM, two general magazines for computer professionals, Communications of the ACM and Queue. Other publications of the ACM include: ACM XRDS "Crossroads", was redesigned in 2010 and is the most popular student computing magazine in the US. ACM Interactions, an interdisciplinary HCI publication focused on the connections between experiences and technology, the third largest ACM publication. ACM Computing Surveys Computers in Entertainment ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems ACM Special Interest Group: Computers and Society A number of journals, specific to subfields of computer science, titled ACM Transactions.

Some of the more notable transactions include: ACM Transactions on Computer Systems IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics ACM Transactions on Computational Logic ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction ACM Transactions on Database Systems ACM Transactions on Graphics ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing and Applications IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems Although Communications no longer publishes primary research, is not considered a prestigious venue, many of the great debates and results in computing history have been published in its pages. ACM has made all of its publications available to paid subscribers online at its Digital Library and has a Guide to Computing Literature. Individual members additionally have access to Safari Books Online and Books24x7. ACM offers insurance, online courses, other services to its members. In 1997, ACM Press published Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing, written by Christopher Morgan, with new photographs by Louis Fabian Bachrach.

The book is a collection of historic and current portrait photographs of figures from the computer industry. The ACM Portal is an online service of the ACM, its core are two main sections: the ACM Guide to Computing Literature. The ACM Digital Library is the full-text collection of all articles published by the ACM in its articles and conference proceedings; the Guide is a bibliography in computing with over one million entries. The ACM Digital Library contains a comprehensive archive starting in the 1950s of the organization's journals, magazines and conference proceedings. Online services include a forum called Tech News digest. There is an extensive underlying bibliographic database containing key works of all genres from all major publishers of computing literature; this secondary database is a rich discovery service known as The ACM Guide to Computing Literature. ACM adopted a hybrid Open Access publishing model in 2013. Authors who do not choose to pay the OA fee must grant ACM publishing rights by either a copyright transfer agreement or a publishing license agreement.

ACM was a "green" publisher. Authors may post documents on their own websites and in their institutional repositories with a link back to the ACM Digital Library's permanently maintained Version of Record. All metadata in the Digital Library is open to the world, including abstracts, linked references and citing works and usage statistics, as well as all functionality and services. Other than the free articles, the full-texts are accessed by subscription. There is a mounting challenge to the ACM's publication practices coming from the open access movement; some authors see a centralized peer–review process as less relevant and publish on their home pages or on unreviewed sites like arXiv. Other organizations have sprung up which do their peer review free and online, such as Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research and the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. In addition to student and regular members, ACM has several advanced membership grades to recognize those with multiple years of membership and "demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers".

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Hellmann's and Best Foods

Hellmann's and Best Foods are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. The Hellmann's brand is sold in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, Latin America, Australia, the Middle East, Canada and South Africa; the Best Foods brand is sold in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains, in East Asia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Hellmann's and Best Foods are marketed in a similar way, their logos and web sites resemble one another, they have the same English slogan: "Bring out the best". Both brands were sold by the U. S.-based Bestfoods Corporation, which sold several other food products in addition to Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise. Bestfoods, known as CPC international before 1997, was acquired by Unilever in 2000. In 1903 Richard Hellmann emigrated from Vetschau, Prussia, to New York City, where in August 1904 he married Margaret Vossberg, whose parents owned a delicatessen. In mid-1905 he opened his own delicatessen at 490 Columbus Avenue, where he developed his first ready-made mayonnaise, dished-out in small amounts to customers.

It became so popular that he began selling it in bulk to other stores improving the recipe to make it avoid spoilage longer. In 1913 after continuing sales success he built a factory to produce his mayonnaise in greater quantities, began selling it on September 1 under the name Hellmann's Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise, seeing sales increase after switching from hotel-size large stone jars to customer-size clear glass jars that could be reused for home canning after selling them a rubber ring for 1 penny. In May 1914 he simplified the label from three ribbons to a single blue ribbon, trademarked it along with the name "Blue Ribbon Mayonnaise". In 1915 he opened a small mayonnaise factory at 120 Lawrence Street in Manhattan. In February 1916 the company was incorporated as Richard Hellman, Inc. after which he tried other products, such as horseradish and pumpernickel bread before deciding to concentrate on mayonnaise and expand distribution outside the New York area. In November 1919, he licensed John Behrmann to make the mayonnaise in Chicago.

In 1920, the New York Tribune asked three chefs to rate commercial salad dressing brand, they voted Hellman's mayonnaise the best, noting that it had more oil than any other salad dressing they tested. This helped to boost sales. On July 29, 1920, Hellmann became a U. S. citizen. In 1922 after sales of the mayonnaise were launched in Toronto, Canada, Hellmann began building a larger factory at 34-08 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. In 1922 the first Hellmann's mayonnaise cookbook was published by Behrman in Chicago. While Hellmann's Mayonnaise thrived on the U. S. East Coast, selling $15 million a year by 1927 with $1 million in profits, the California company Postum Foods introduced their own mayonnaise, Best Foods Mayonnaise, which became popular on the West Coast, was operating a major plant in San Francisco. In August 1927 Postum Foods bought the Hellmann's brand. By both brands of mayonnaise had such commanding market shares in their respective halves of the country that the company decided that both brands and recipes be preserved in their respective territories.

To this day: Best Foods Mayonnaise is sold west of the Rocky Mountains in and west of Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico. Hellmann's is sold east of the Rockies in and east of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Texas. In 1955 Best Foods acquired Rosefield Packing Co. makers of Skippy peanut butter. In 1958 Best Foods was bought by Corn Products Refining Company to form Corn Products Company, which in 1969 became CPC International Inc. Hellmann's mayonnaise arrived in the United Kingdom in 1961 and by the late 1980s had over 50% market share. Prior to 1960 Hellmann's and Best Foods were advertised both in the same advertisement, which pointed out that it is known as Hellmann's in the East and Best Foods in the West. Around 1968 the Best Foods brand added the Blue Ribbon from the Hellmann's brand, making them more like sister products. Since 2007 both brands have the same design. In 1997 CPC International split into two companies: Bestfoods, becoming its own company once more, Corn Product International known as Ingredion.

Bestfoods was acquired by Unilever in 2000. When Best Foods acquired the Hellmann's brand, it decided to preserve the respective recipes for both mayonnaises. However, at least as as June 2003, the recipes were identical. From the company's FAQs at the time: "The products are the same. Both trademarks evolved – Hellmann's in the East and Best Foods in the West. Taste preferences vary. Both labels contain the same ingredients in the same'relative quantity' order: soybean oil, whole eggs & egg yolks, salt, lemon juice, sorbic acid, calcium disodium EDTA, natural flavors. Best Foods' may contain more lemon juice, though the ingredients rank ordered by volume are the same as Hellmann's. Still, the fine print in the company's marketing and web sites state that "Hellmann's

HP StorageWorks

In computing, HPE Storage, a portfolio of HPE storage products, includes online storage, near-online storage, storage networking, archiving, de-duplication, storage software. HP has developed many industry-first storage technologies to simplify network storage. HP is a proponent of Converged storage, a storage architecture that combines storage and compute into a single entity. HP Storage solutions announced in August 2011: HPE 3PAR Utility Storage - shifts workloads, boost utilization by logically pooling capacity P10000, Peer Motion Software - refreshes/maintains storage, seeking zero application downtime and expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with the first federated storage capability to span from entry to high end systems and is available for both HP LeftHand and HP 3PAR storage systems. With HP Peer Motion, IT organizations can eliminate boundaries between systems with storage federation. For information on HP 3PAR Utility Storage, go to http://www.hp.com/storage/4cloudOther StorageWorks items: HP X9000 IBRIX Storage System - Simplify the storage and archival of massive content pools.

HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array - 5th generation EVA to squeeze the most out of infrastructure HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System - Consolidate servers and increase data availability. HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Array HPE XP7 Disk Array HPE Nimble Storage HPE MSA Storage HPE StoreEasy Storage HP Storage ESL G3 Tape Libraries HP Storage MSL Tape Libraries HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader HP Storage 12000 Virtual Library System EVA Gateway HP Storage 9000 Virtual Library System HP StoreOnce D2D Backup System HP StoreOnce B6000 Backup System Many models have been rebadged from Brocade Communications Systems, Emulex, QLogic. HP StoreOnce Deduplication HP Storage Essentials HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring PolyServe was founded in 2004 by Michael Callahan, serving as chief technology officer, Carter George, serving as Vice-President, as "a software company in Portland, specializing in database and file serving."HP, when it bought Compaq, acquired its StorageWorks. An example of PolyServe's value is that a large British government agency which had 14 idle backup servers dropped the number to two though "PolyServe doesn't require the passive nodes, but he maintains them as extra protection" and reduced "failover time from five minutes to 30 seconds.. by 90% the number of users who lose connections during a failover."

HP XP HPE 3PAR OpenView Storage Area Manager HP StorageWorks Scalable File Share HPE Data Storage HPE XP Arrays HPE Primera Arrays HPE 3PAR Arrays HPE Nimble Arrays HPE MSA Arrays HPE SimpliVity HPE Cloud Volumes Multicloud Elastic Block Storage HPE StoreOnce Data Protection HPE StoreEver Tape Storage HP Official Storage blogs HP StorageWorks SAN Design Reference Guide Where is the EVA going

Kevin Sherrer

Kevin Sherrer is an American football coach and former player. He is the Inside linebackers coach for the New York Giants, he served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, the outside linebackers coach at Georgia, the defensive coordinator at South Alabama, the Director of Player Development at Alabama, as a high school assistant coach at Hoover High School, Spain Park High School, Tuscaloosa County. He played college football at Alabama. A native of Oneonta, Sherrer played tight end and linebacker at Cleveland High School in nearby Cleveland, he was named All-State in 1990. Sherrer played tight end at Alabama from 1993 to 1995, he graduated with a degree in physical education in 1996, earned his master's degree in higher education administration from Alabama in 2000. Sherrer began coaching as an assistant at Tuscaloosa County High School in 1996, helped the team win the state championship during his second year on the staff in 1997. In 1998, he returned to the University of Alabama, serving as a graduate assistant on the staff of head coach Mike DuBose.

During his tenure as a GA with the Tide, he assisted with defense, scout teams, recruiting. From 2001 to 2004, Sherrer served as defensive backs coach at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama. During his four years with Spain Park, the team improved, finishing with a 9-4 record and reaching the state quarterfinals in 2004. In 2005, Sherrer joined the staff at Hoover High School, reuniting with college teammate Jeremy Pruitt, he served as an assistant with Hoover before taking over as defensive coordinator in 2007 following Pruitt's departure. Sherrer served as Director of Player Development at Alabama from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, he was hired as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at South Alabama. During his lone season with the Jaguars, the team finished second in the Sun Belt Conference in total defense and scoring defense. In 2014, Sherrer joined Mark Richt's staff at Georgia, remained on staff as the outside linebackers coach after Richt was replaced by Kirby Smart following the 2015 season.

Players Sherrer coached at Georgia included Jordan Jenkins. In December 2017, Sherrer was hired as the defensive coordinator at Tennessee, where his long-time colleague Pruitt had been named head coach. Sherrer and his wife, have twin sons and Kyle

Andrea Brighenti

Andrea Brighenti is an Italian footballer who plays for Italian Serie C side Monza. Born in Brenzone, in the Province of Verona, Brighenti started his career at fifth division for semi-pro club Virtus Verona. In 2008, he made his professional debut for Pavia in 2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In 2009, he was signed by fellow fourth division club Sambonifacese, he scored 13 goals in 2011–12 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, which he was transferred to Renate at the end of season. On 12 July 2013 he was signed by Parma for undisclosed fee but swapped with Alessandro Favalli of Cremonese. Both clubs retained 50% registration rights of the players; the 50% registration rights were valued for €250,000, thus no cash was involved in the deal. Brighenti scored 13 times in his maiden season of the third division, he played all 3 matches of the promotion playoffs, with a goal. On 4 January 2019, he signed with Monza. AIC profile

Ricochet (documentary)

Ricochet is a 1984 documentary film about the musician David Bowie. Made with Bowie’s full consent and participation, it was the second of such documentary productions following Cracked Actor from 1975. However, whereas Cracked Actor was made for television by the BBC's Omnibus strand, Ricochet was made for commercial release to the home video market; the documentary was filmed in the Far East at the end of Bowie’s 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour. Directed by Gerry Troyna, the film interweaves the documentary format with travelogue, scripted narrative interludes, some edited live performances by Bowie and his band, it was first released in 1984 on VHS. Bowie released Let's Dance, his fifteenth studio album, on 14 April 1983. Within weeks both the album and a single of the same name released a month prior were in the top echelons of the UK and US charts. Not only did the album go on to be the most successful of his career so far up to that point, but it marked a radical change in direction for Bowie.

No longer wilfully counter-cultural, alternative, or experimental, Let’s Dance was a considered targeting of a mainstream global audience. The tour to support the album had a similar aim. Bowie said at the time: ‘I was getting pissed off for being regarded as just a freak… I won’t be trying to put on a pose or stance. You won't see weird whatever. I was just gonna be me, having a good time, as best I can That was my premise for this tour: to re-represent myself’; the Serious Moonlight Tour ran from 18 May – 8 December 1983, beginning at the Vorst Forest Nationaal and concluding in the Hong Kong Coliseum. The original end of tour was planned to be New Zealand on 26 November. However, due to receiving an unprecedented $1.5m booking fee earlier in the tour for the US Festival in San Bernardino, Bowie felt he was able to extend the tour to territories where he was to make a loss. The US Festival, said Bowie, ‘opened up some places to play in the Far East’. While Bowie had played Japan as a main leg of the tour, a final coda of dates in Singapore and Hong Kong were added and nick-named the ‘Bungle in the Jungle’ tour.

As Nicholas Pegg writes, this coda-tour was something Bowie desired, despite ‘reckoned as a financial loss from the outset’ with a cutting back on crew and costumes. Accordingly, four dates were secured at three locations: The National Stadium, Singapore, on 3 December. To commemorate this finale of the tour, Bowie asked filmmaker Gerry Troyna to document the trip. Ricochet focuses upon Bowie in Singapore and Hong Kong experiencing the countries and people he meets between performances. In this way it mirrors some of the scenes from Bowie’s previous documentary Cracked Actor. There are shots in limousines and hotel rooms, for instance. However, while in the previous film Bowie was physically wasted, struggling with cocaine addiction, in a disturbed mental state, in Ricochet the musician is tanned, in vibrant health. Chris O’Leary writes ‘Bowie was an embodiment of whiteness, a British royal on a goodwill tour of Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok… a David Attenborough figure exploring the mysterious cultures of Southeast Asia’.

Author and journalist Charles Shaar Murray writes: ‘he’d become a dashing English gentleman about the arts. I thought, Bloody hell, he’s turning into Prince Charles’. Shaar Murray – from memory – describes Bowie being shown around markets and temples by local dignitaries. However, the film does not includes such scenes, Bowie wanders the cities on his own. Pegg thus comments: ‘Bowie is portrayed as an outsider, slipping away from the pressures of his schedule to wander abroad and soak up the exotic cultures of the three cities… one is reminded here of his Berlin period, a feeling pushed home by the use of two instrumentals from "Heroes" as incidental music’. Another difference is that while the pretence of the film is – like Cracked Actor – a fly-on-the-wall documentary with some performance footage, there are scenes that are scripted. In Hong Kong there is a story about a young musician attempting to raise money to be able to buy a ticket for the Bowie concert. In Singapore the film follows some young women performers at a Chinese Opera.

There is a sub-plot sketched of Bowie being followed by men in dark suits and sunglasses, evoking moments of paranoia in the artist. It such moments as this that lead O’Leary to call the film Ricochet'strange'. Ricochet was released in 1984 on VHS with a runtime of 59 minutes. In 2006 the documentary was re-released as an extra on the DVD re-issue of the Serious Moonlight live concert film; as well as being remastered, Ricochet featured 19 minutes of new footage not included in the original release. The remastered and extended edition of Ricochet has footage of four live performances: "China Girl". In addition, other Bowie songs are used as incidental music and there is a live cover version of a Bowie song by a Chinese band. In early 2016, in the immediate wake of Bowie's death, a third performance from the Hong Kong shows appeared online; this was a live and unrehearsed cover of John Lennon’s "Imagine". The date of the last Hong Kong show was December 8th, 1983, the third anniversary of Lennon’s murder.

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