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Bell Fibe TV

Bell Fibe TV is an IP-based television service offered by Bell Canada in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It is bundled with a FTTN or FTTH Bell Internet service, uses the Ericsson Mediaroom platform. Bell Fibe TV launched on September 13, 2010, it is available in Manitoba and Atlantic Canada, where Fibe TV is re-packaged, being offered by Bell MTS and Bell Aliant with similar services and integrated with Bell Fibe TV. Bell began researching for a new television solution in 2004 in order to penetrate into urban markets where building owners restricted the installation of satellite dishes; the launch of Bell ExpressVu for Condos proved to be ineffective since that service did not allow for customers to benefit from HD programming and PVR options. In 2006, after much research was done, Bell started testing a new technology called IPTV in Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal with Bell employees using the ADSL platform. In October 2007, Bell launched a pilot project of IPTV branded as Bell Entertainment Service in select areas and buildings of Toronto.

Most of the features that are now available with Fibe TV were offered with Bell Entertainment Service. Some key traits of Bell Entertainment Service were internet and TV charges being billed as one service, "White Glove" customer service and media sharing. After finalizing testing for the new IPTV service in the following years, Bell rolled out a contained launch in Toronto and Montreal under the "Bell Fibe TV" brand name in June 2010 followed by an official launch that year in September. On July 19, 2016 Bell Canada stated that its FibreOP TV service available in Atlantic Canada would be integrating with Bell Fibe TV in Ontario and Québec. On September 6, 2016, Bell announced a change to their Fibe TV service. Beginning in 2017, Bell Fibe TV customers would no longer be required to sign up for Fibe Internet service in order to access their Fibe TV service. Bell Fibe TV is available in select areas of Ontario and Quebec, it is available in Atlantic Canada, where Fibe TV is re-packaged, being offered by Bell Aliant with similar services and integrated with Bell Fibe TV.

FibreOP has been rebranded as Fibe. There is constant ongoing expansion in provinces; those noted being offered by Bell in Ontario and Quebec include: 1Fibe TV in Almonte and Carleton Place is only available in areas that are served by FTTH. Bell Fibe TV receivers are manufactured by Arris Motorola; the four models that are being offered to subscribers are the HD PVR, 4K PVR, wired HD Receiver, wireless HD Receiver. The HD Receivers do not contain a hard drive. Previous models included the VIP1232, VIP1216 and VIP1200; the PVR includes an internal 1TB hard disk drive for recording programs. The PVR and wired HD receivers can be connected to the network through either a coaxial cable or Category 5 cable and the wireless HD receiver connects using 5 GHz 802.11n. Features of Bell Fibe TV include the following: Whole Home PVR: a brand name used by many of Bell's competitors, it describes a system. This allows viewers to record and playback content from any room in the house. Fibe TV PVR's can store up to 320 hours of HD content, or 150 hours of 4K content with the 4K PVR.

Fibe TV On Demand: a VOD service with over 1000 titles, including movies & TV series Ability to search for programs by title, cast members, or a simple keyword search. The electronic program guide has 14 days worth of listings and allows viewers to customize the display to show their favourite channels. Picture in picture browsing and channel surfing: viewers can watch one channel and browse other channels or channel listings. Changing channels happens with no delay compared to satellite service. For every standard definition channel subscribed to, customers receive the HD version at no extra charge in Ontario. Since the programming options are different in Québec, HD channels are included in "The Basic" package but need to be selected separately for any "A La Carte" option. TV based apps such as Netflix, Stingray Music, TSN Extra, or The Weather Network. Bell Fibe TV provides up to 500 channels including all major Canadian and US networks, popular specialty services, PPV, sports packages, over 85 international services and over 115 high-definition channels.

Key services include: Fibe TV on Demand: Crave, HBO, YTV. Providing rental movies from current releases to 2 decades back. Crave: A Canadian subscription video on demand service for cable and satellite subscribers. English-language premium movie channels: Crave, Super Channel, HBO Canada Super Écran: A French-language premium movie service. Several sport-themed premium services: beIN Sports, March Madness HD, MLB Extra Innings, NFL RedZone, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Centre Ice and Sportsnet World Vu!: pay-per-view featuring 50 English-language channels and 22 French-language channels Six adult pornography channels Over 150 international channels in over 27 different languages 68 radio channels, including 45 Stingray Music digital music stations and 23 Canadian commercial radio stations Bell Fibe TV used to require a Bell Internet subscription. It is now possible to subscribe to Fibe TV without subscribing to internet, but it is not possible to do so via Bell's website at the moment

Brigette Lacquette

Brigette Lacquette is a Canadian ice hockey player, who most played professionally for Calgary Inferno and is a member of the Canadian national team, playing defence. She participated at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship. In the autumn of 2015, Lacquette joined the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL. In 2018, Lacquette became the first First Nations woman to play for the Canadian women's Olympic hockey team. To honour her accomplishment, Lacquette's Olympic hockey stick was included in the diversity exhibit in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018. Lacquette grew up in the remote Métis community of Manitoba, her father is from the O-Chi-Chak Ko Sipi First Nation of Manitoba, while her mother is from the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. Lacquette has a sister named a brother named Taren, both of whom play hockey. Lacquette began skating at the age of four, was soon introduced to hockey by her father and cousins. Since there were no hockey rinks in Mallard, Lacquette's father built one in their family yard.

By the time she was five, Lacquette knew she wanted to play in organized hockey, her father began taking her to the nearest indoor rink, located in the community of Winnipegosis. As she grew up, Lacquette began facing racism at hockey games. At the age of twelve, she played a tournament in Winnipeg where she encountered taunts such as "dirty Indian" and "go back to the reserve". Hateful comments have come from opponents, tournament fans, parents of hockey players, a few of her own teammates. Despite being tempted to quit at times, Lacquette was supported by her father and decided to continue playing hockey. Lacquette's father has expressed pride at his daughter's perseverance: "She kicked that door over and knocked it down and it's not a barrier anymore in her life, that's something that's important for not only her but anybody who's faced a barrier in their life." Lacquette has played for the University of Manitoba Bisons and at the NCAA level at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Shannon Miller, a former head hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has described Lacquette as "the most talented player to come through our program".

Appearing with the Calgary Inferno in the 2016 Clarkson Cup finals, Lacquette earned an assist as the Inferno emerged victorious in a convincing 8–3 final. In 2019, Lacquette led all CWHL players in an online vote, gaining the opportunity to serve as a captain at the 4th Canadian Women's Hockey League All-Star Game. In 2014, Lacquette was a late cut. In 2018, Lacquette became the first First Nations woman to join the Canadian women's Olympic hockey team, set to play defence at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Lacquette's first appearance with the Canadian Women's National Team was in 2013 at the Four Nations Cup tournament held in Lake Placid, United States. In 2015, Lacquette played her first IIHF Women's World Championship with team Canada in Sweden, where Canada finished second to the United States. Brigette Lacquette was named Top Defenceman for her performance at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championships. Where she helped lead Canada to its first gold medal at the Under-18 Championships after assisting the overtime winner.

Lacquette is a partner athlete with the sports mentorship organization Classroom Champions. As a participant of the organization's "Circle" program, which connects athletes and youth of Indigenous heritage, Lacquette has provided mentorship to children from the Piitoayis Family School in Inglewood, Calgary. Lacquettes role model growing up was, Jordin Tootoo. Lacquette embraces her title as a role model to young First Nations kids across Canada. "I'm super excited to be that role model for those kids. Growing up I didn't have that female role model to look up to," said Lacquette. "It's just special for me to be that role model for young First Nation girls across Canada, Indigenous kids across Canada. I'm just super excited to be that person for them." Biographical information and career statistics from, or The Internet Hockey Database Brigette Lacquette at the Canadian Olympic Committee Brigette Lacquette at the International Olympic Committee Brigette Lacquette on Twitter

Priochirus unicolor

Priochirus unicolor is a species of beetles belonging to the family Staphylinidae. This species can be found in Indonesia. Francis de Laporte de Castelnau described this species in 1835, placing it in the genus Leptochirus, it continued to be classified in this genus by Wilhelm Ferdinand Albert-Auguste Fauvel. Those who placed it in the genus Priochirus included Karl Borromaeus Maria Josef Heller. Malcolm Cameron classified it in the Triacanthochirus subgenus of Priochirus; as per a 1920 designation by Robert Lucas, it is the type species of the subgenus Eutriacanthus Jakobson, 1908. In 2007, Jie Wu and Hong-Zhang Zhou transferred this species to the genus Plastus, its type locality is Java. Fauvel wrote that its range included Sumatra, the Banggai Islands, Mentawai Islands, Borneo, Cambodje. In 1898, Heller listed its distribution as the Mentawai Islands. P. J. M. Greenslade described its range as comprising Indochina and Java. Wu and Zhao reported observing it in China. Laport recorded its dimensions as 5 1/2 lignes 1 1/4 lignes wide.

Erichson recorded its length as 6 lignes. Max Bernhauer recorded its length as 13–16 mm


In biology, a rachis is a main axis or "shaft". In vertebrates, rachis can refer to the series of articulated vertebrae, which encase the spinal cord. In this case the rachis forms the supporting axis of the body and is called the spine or vertebral column. Rachis can mean the central shaft of pennaceous feathers. In the gonad of the invertebrate nematode C. elegans, a rachis is the central cell-free core or axis of the gonadal arm of both adult males and hermaphrodites where the germ cells have achieved pachytene and are attached to the walls of the gonadal tube. The rachis is filled with cytoplasm. In plants, a rachis is the main axis of a compound structure, it can be the main stem of a compound leaf, such as in Acacia or ferns, or the main, flower-bearing portion of an inflorescence above a supporting peduncle. A ripe head of wild-type wheat is shattered into dispersal units when touched or blown by the wind. A series of abscission layers forms that divides the rachis into dispersal units consisting of a small group of flowers attached to a short segment of the rachis.

This is significant in the history of agriculture, referred to by archaeologists as a "brittle rachis", one type of shattering in crop plants. Stipe

Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark

Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark is a national Geopark at Pelabuhan Ratu of Sukabumi Regency in West Java, Indonesia. It was recognized by UNESCO in 2015 as a national geopark, it was being proposed to become member of Global Geopark Network to be recognized UNESCO by 2017. UNESCO has made the park as a part of the Global Geoparks Network in April, 2018; the park has land area of about 128,000 hectares. It is spread over 74 villages of Pelabuhan Ratu; the park is a popular tourist destination. Attractions of which are, Puncak Darma-It is the highest point of the park. Curug Sodong-waterfall Curug Awang-Waterfall Palangpang Beach Bukit Panenjoan-hill Curug Cimarinjung-waterfall Palabuhanratu Beach Lalay Cave Palabuhanratu Palabuhanratu Thermal Baths Palabuhanratu List of National Geoparks

Captain Blood (video game)

Captain Blood is a French video game made by ERE Informatique and released by Infogrames in 1988. It was re-released in the UK by Players Premier Software; the game was first released on the Atari ST, was for the Commodore 64, Amiga, Apple IIGS, PC, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO7. The ST version is the only version; the title tune is a stripped down version of "Ethnicolor" by Jean-Michel Jarre. Captain Blood was developed jointly by Didier Bouchon and Philippe Ulrich, both contributing design and scenario, Bouchon graphics and programming for the Atari ST version. Bouchon designed covers for ERE informatique's Gazoline Software label, but he learned to program an assembler for the Atari ST after Ulrich provided him with one. Bouchon created fractal-generated realtime graphics that inspired both to do a sci-fi inspired video game. After ERE's absorption by Infogrames in summer of 1987, Ulrich and Bouchon isolated themselves in the Landes in order to have the game ready for Christmas. Many adaptations for both 16-bit and 8-bit machines were developed in successive months, although they were straight ports of the original Atari ST version in graphics, sound effects or music.

The titular character of the game is a 1980s video game designer, Bob Morlock, who had picked "Captain Blood" as a nickname in tribute to the film starring Errol Flynn of the same name. Morlock develops a new video game about aliens and space travel. While testing for the first time his new project, he becomes warped inside the spaceship of the game he had designed. Soon after, Blood is forced to go into hyperspace mode and, due to an incident, gets accidentally cloned 30 times. For 800 years, Blood tracks down every clone; when the game begins, Blood has disintegrated 25 clones but he needs to kill the last five clones who turned out to be the most difficult to track down or he will lose his last connections with the human species. The objective of the game is to disintegrate five clones of Captain Blood. To find them, the player must gain their trust. Communication with aliens occurs via an icon-based interface known as UPCOM; this consists of around 150 icons. As each alien race discovered speaks its own language and reacts differently, the player must learn to negotiate using these UPCOM concepts in a style that suits the races.

Other unique facets of the gameplay of Captain Blood included changes in the player interface as the game progressed. This was represented in-game via an increasing amount of shaking of the mouse cursor, making the game more and more difficult to control. Disintegrating a clone would temporarily relieve the symptoms; the player starts the game at the bridge of the Ark.. The ship begins in the vicinity of one of four predetermined planets, each inhabited by a single alien. To make contact with an alien, the player launches an OORXX - a biological probe - to the planet's surface; the player must navigate the probe over a fractal landscape reaching the alien at the end of a valley. The UPCOM interface appears so that the player may talk to the alien and find out more information—most the coordinates of other inhabited planets; the Ark has the capability to hyperspace to other planets, scan planets for defences, destroy planets and teleport aliens to an area known as the Fridgitorium, for disintegration or transportation to another planet.

An alien can only be teleported to the Ark. Computer Gaming World gave the game a positive review for its unusual concept and graphics. Orson Scott Card praised Captain Blood's EGA graphics and science-fiction story, but wrote in Compute! that "as a game, this one sucks pond scum", citing a poor interface and obscure game play. Info magazine—January/February 1989—gave the game 5 out of 5 stars, remarking: "Captain Blood is a marvelously alien experience; the graphics & sound are first rate. The more we played, the more we wanted to continue playing, if only to meet more aliens. There is a realized universe here that's easy to become immersed in." Captain Blood sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Captain Blood was followed by the sequel Commander Blood in 1994 and by Big Bug Bang in 1997, a French-only release. Captain Blood at Hall of Light Captain Blood at Classic Amiga Captain Blood at Captain Blood at the Macintosh Garden ARGanoid's Captain Blood Worship Page Video of one of the five Duplicates