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Teechart

TeeChart is a charting library for programmers developed and managed by Steema Software of Girona, Spain. It is available as non-commercial software. Borland has included a standard version of TeeChart as an integral part of the toolbox palette in most Borland Delphi and C++ Builder Integrated development environment since 1997, TeeChart forms a part of Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle. TeeChart Pro version is a commercial product that offers shareware releases for all of its formats, TeeChart. Lite for. NET is a free charting component for the Microsoft Visual Studio. NET community and TeeChart for PHP is an open-source library for PHP environments; the TeeChart Charting Library offers Charts and Gauge in versions for Delphi VCL and FireMonkey, Activex, C Sharp for Microsoft Visual Studio. NET, Java and PHP. Full sourcecode has always been available for all versions except the ActiveX version. TeeChart's user interface is translated into 38 languages; the first version of TeeChart was authored in 1995 by David Berneda, co-founder of Steema, using the Borland Delphi Visual Component Library programming environment and TeeChart was first released as a shareware version and made available via Compuserve in the same year.

It was written in the first version of Delphi VCL, as a 16-bit Charting Library named TeeChart version 1. The next version of TeeChart was released as a 32-bit library but was badged as TeeChart VCL v3 to coincide with Borland's naming convention for inclusion on the toolbox palette of Borland Delphi v3 in 1997 and with C++ Builder v3 in 1998, it has been on the Delphi/C++ Builder toolbox palette since. The current version is Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.3 Rio. TeeChart's first ActiveX version named "version 3" too, to match the VCL version's nomenclature, was released in 1998; the version was optimised to work with Microsoft's Visual Studio v97 and v6.0 developer suites that include Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual C++ programming languages. Support for new programming environments followed with TeeChart's first native C# version for Microsoft Visual Studio. NET released in TeeChart. Lite for. NET, a free charting component, released for Visual Studio. NET in 2003 and supporting too, Mono. Steema Software released the first native TeeChart Java version in 2006 and TeeChart's first native PHP version was released in 2009 and published as open-source in June 2010.

Mobile versions of TeeChart, for Android devices and Windows Phone 7 devices were released during the first half of 2011. In 2012 TeeChart extended functionality to iPhone/iPad and BlackBerry OS devices and a new JavaScript version was released in the same year to support HTML5 Canvas. In 2013 Steema launched TeeChart for. NET Chart for Windows Store applications and included support for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile platform. TeeChart for Xamarin. Forms written with 100 % C# cross-platform support for. NET desktops, Windows Phone, iOS and Android was released in 2014. Since 2014 Webforms charts now offers HTML5 interactivity. TeeChart is a general purpose charting component designed for use in differing ambits, offering a wide range of aesthetics to chart data. TeeCharts published in the field, in areas where large amounts of data must be interpreted remain by designer choice in their simplest form to maximize the "data-ink ratio". Sloan Digital Sky Survey, SDSS Web Services' use for charting "Scientific.. plotting of online data" at The Virtual Observatory Spectrum Services reflects that approach.

The SDSS chart authors choose to represent data using TeeChart's standard 2D line display. Speed is a factor when choosing how to most plot data. Realtime data, at frequencies of up to tens or hundreds of data points or more per second, require the most processor economic approach to charting. Computer processing time dedicated to the plotting of data needs to be as lightweight as possible, freeing-up computer tasks "to achieve real-time data acquisition and analysis". An important and stated aspect of many data visualisation applications is the ability to offer interactivity to the user. Writing about control education, Juha Lindfors states "The desired charting functionality is achieved..". Charting applications have become increasingly'onlined', made available either to a wider public or to a territorially remote userbase via networked applications; the World wide web has become "by far, the most popular Internet protocol" to disseminate online applications. Most major IDEs now offer environments for web application developede aimed at browser hosted applications.

Charting components, TeeChart among them, have adapted to provide models that work within a browser environment using static images and scripted layering techniques such as Ajax to offer a level of interactivity, improve response times and hide apparent delay from the user. Options to enrich client, browser-side processing flexibility are exploited by TeeChart libraries via modules that offer'micro-environments' within the browser, such as the long established ActiveX technology, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight or Java

2012 National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 2012 National Hockey League All-Star Game, took place on January 29, 2012, at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. This edition of the All-Star Game featured the "fantasy draft" format first seen in the previous 2011 NHL All-Star Game; the participating players voted for team captains, selecting Daniel Alfredsson of the All-Star host Ottawa Senators and Zdeno Chara of the defending Stanley Cup champion, the Boston Bruins. The event marked the first time. Ottawa has hosted two NHL Entry Drafts, a Stanley Cup Final and the World Junior Championships all in the past five years, it marked the 20th anniversary of the Ottawa Senators joining the NHL. It was the second All-Star Game that Canada has hosted in the past three years, as the Montreal Canadiens hosted it in 2009. Winning goaltender Tim Thomas became the only goaltender in NHL history to win four consecutive All-Star games. Voting for NHL all-star players started on November 14, 2011. Online voting required fans to register with the NHL.com web site, with votes limited to 30 votes per "platform", i.e. desktop computer, web-enabled mobile devices and SMS text.

Fans were presented a list of 127 players, sub-divided into Forwards and Goaltending. Three forwards, two defence and one goaltender could be selected from the League-wide list of players; the selection of League-wide list of players was done in 2011. After voting closed, Erik Karlsson was the leading vote-getter with 939,951. Senators fans voted in force, electing not only Karlsson but all three forwards as well to the starting lineup; the only skater not coming from the hometown Senators was Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf. Phaneuf beat out Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar by only 11,305 votes. Reigning Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas was elected as the fan-voted goaltender. After naming the remaining All-Stars, the participating players voted for team captains, selecting Daniel Alfredsson of the hosting Ottawa Senators and Zdeno Chara of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. Alfredsson's team would wear white; the NHL named the coaches: head coach Claude Julien, assistants Doug Houda, Doug Jarvis and Geoff Ward of the Boston Bruins for Team Chara.

The draft of the players took place on January 26, 2012, from Eastern time. It was held in Gatineau, Quebec. Team Chara won the puck selected first. Source: NHL. WithdrawnPrior to the draft several players withdrew due to injury or personal reasons: The game was played from 4pm until 7pm local time, it was broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC, in the United States on the NBC Sports Network. Canadian singer Drake performed during the second intermission. Javier Colon sang the American national anthem while Ottawa Senators anthem singer Lyndon Slewidge sang the Canadian national anthem. W – Tim Thomas L – Brian Elliott Missed Penalty Shot: Stamkos, TAS, 16:33 first. Shots on Goal: Team Alfredsson: 14-15-21-50. Team Chara: 12-13-19-44. Source: NHL; the competition was held at Scotiabank Place on January 2012 between 7 pm and 10 pm local time. It was broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC, in the United States on the NBC Sports Network. In this event, pairs of skaters raced each other on parallel courses on the rink.

Each race was worth one point for their winning racer's team, the fastest two skaters had a final race for another point. In this competition, competitors skated with the puck and attempted to score on the opposing team's goalie; the winner was judged on their presentation. The winner was determined by SMS messages sent to the NHL; the winner, Patrick Kane, donned a Superman cape and Clark Kent-style glasses, skated in and dove to the ice, passed the puck from his left hand to his stick held in his right hand and scored. Runner-up Corey Perry threw away his stick and gloves and removed a hidden mini-stick from his equipment, he skated in and deked out the goaltender with his stick. Kane, in his second attempt as Superman, shot a puck designed to explode into pieces. In this event, competitors were positioned in front of the net, were passed the puck from two players situated behind the goal line; the players had to hit targets at the four corners of the net in the fastest time. In this competition, teams were selected from each side.

Each player on the team had one skill to complete. The goal was to complete the relay in the fastest time. In this competition, players skated in from the blue line, slapped a puck as fast as possible on the net. In this competition, players attempted to score on the opposing team's goalie. Players who scored earned a point for their team for each goal. Players were eliminated from the competition. Italics = Heat winner bold = Event winner each heat and event winner earns a point for their teamSource: NHL In conjunction with the Game and the Skills Competition, events were held from January 26 through January 29; the NHL held a "Fan Fair" at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The Fan Fair had displays of the NHL's trophies, autograph signings, interactive displays and presentations and broadcasts by the NHL's SiriusXM and NHL Network partners. Team and All-Star Game merchandise and memorabilia was for sale. Events were held at Confederation Park and at the Byward Market. Ottawa's annual Winterlude winter carnival opened its site at Confederation Park one week early for the game weekend.

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2015–16 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team represented Western Michigan University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by 13th year head coach Steve Hawkins, played their home games at University Arena as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference, they finished the season 13–19 overall and 7–11 in MAC play to finish in last place in the West Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Northern Illinois. WMU tied Eastern Michigan for the Michigan MAC Trophy with a 3–1 record. However, due to not having a clear winner, Central Michigan retained the trophy that they won in 2014–15; the Broncos finished the season 20–14 to finish in third place in the West Division. They advanced to the second round of the MAC Tournament, they were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Cleveland State

Ursid hybrid

An ursid hybrid is an animal with parents from two different species or subspecies of the bear family. Species and subspecies of bear known to have produced offspring with another bear species or subspecies include black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears, all of which are members of the genus Ursus. Bears not included in Ursus, such as the giant panda, are expected to be unable to produce hybrids with other bears. Note all of the confirmed hybrids listed here have been in captivity, but suspected hybrids have been found in the wild. A recent study found genetic evidence of multiple instances and species combinations where genetic material has passed the species boundary in bears. Species with evidence of past intermingling were brown bear and American black bear, brown bear and polar bear, American black bear and Asian black bear, bears distributed in Asia. Overall, this study shows that evolution in the bear family has not been bifurcating, but instead showed complex evolutionary relationships.

All the Ursinae species appear able to crossbreed. In 1859, a black bear and a European brown bear were bred together in the London Zoological Gardens, but the three cubs did not reach maturity. In The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication Darwin noted: In the nine-year Report it is stated that the bears had been seen in the Zoological Gardens to couple but to 1848 most had conceived. In the Reports published since this date three species have produced young... A bear shot in autumn 1986 in Alaska was thought by some to be a grizzly × black bear hybrid, due to its unusually large size and its proportionately larger braincase and skull. DNA testing was unable to determine whether it was a grizzly bear. Although Eurasian brown bears and North American Brown bears are isolated, they are listed as a single species, so technically mating between the two sub-species is not hybridization though it cannot occur in the wild. However, cross-breeding between the European brown bear and the North American grizzly bear has occurred in Cologne, Germany.

Since 1874, at Halle, a series of successful matings of polar and brown bears were made. Some of the hybrid offspring were exhibited by the London Zoological Society; the Halle hybrid bears proved to be fertile, both with one of the parent species and with one another. Polar × brown bear hybrids are white at birth but turn blue-brown or yellow-white. An adult polar × brown bear hybrid bred in the 19th century is now displayed at the Rothschild Zoological Museum, England Crandall reported the first polar × brown bear crosses as occurring at a small zoo in Stuttgart, Germany in 1876 rather than Halle in 1874. A female European brown bear mated with a male polar bear resulting in twin cubs in 1876. Three further births were recorded; the young were fertile among themselves and when mated back to European brown bears and to polar bears. DNA studies indicate that the ABC Islands bears have mixed polar bear ancestry. "Kodiak" or "Kodiak brown" is a term now applied to brown bears found in coastal regions of North America.

In the far north these bears feed on salmon and attain large size. "Alaskan brown" is sometimes used for Alaskan bears, but the main distinction is how far the bear is found from the coast. "Grizzly bear" is the term used for the brown bear of the North American interior. In 1936, a male polar bear accidentally got into an enclosure with a female Kodiak bear at the U. S. National Zoo, resulting in three hybrid offspring; the hybrid offspring were fertile and able to breed with each other, indicating that the two species of bear are related. The Kodiak is considered by many to be a variant or subspecies of the basic Arctic brown bear. In 1943, Clara Helgason described a bear shot by hunters during her childhood; this was a off-white bear with hair all over his paws. The presence of hair on the bottom of the feet suggests it was not an unusually colored Kodiak brown bear, but a natural hybrid with a polar bear. In a 1970 National Geographic article Elizabeth C. Reed mentions being foster mother to 4 hybrid bear cubs from the National Zoological Park in Washington, where her husband was director.

The grizzly bear is now regarded by most taxonomists as a variety of brown bear, Ursus arctos horribilis. Clinton Hart Merriam, taxonomist of grizzly bears, described an animal killed in 1864 at Rendezvous Lake, Barren Grounds, Canada as "buffy whitish" with a golden brown muzzle; this is considered to be a natural hybrid between polar bear. On 16 April 2006, a polar bear of unusual appearance was shot by a sports hunter on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories. DNA testing released 11 May 2006, proved the kill was a grizzly×polar bear hybrid; this is thought to be the first recorded case of interbreeding in the wild. The bear was proven to have a grizzly father; the DNA testing spared the hunter the C$1000 fine for killing a grizzly bear, as well as the risk of being imprisoned for up to a year. The hunter had bought a license to hunt polar bears; the animal had dark rings around its eyes, similar to a panda's, but not as wide. It had remarkably long claws, a slight hump on its back, brown spots in its white coat, a indented face — the nasal "stop" between the eyes which polar bears lack.

The guide leading the hunt, Roger Kuptana of Sachs Harbour in the Northwest Territories, was the

Clea wykoffi

Clea wykoffi is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks, most of which are marine. This Southeast Asian species occurs in the Tak Province in northern Thailand. Like all snails in the clade Neogastropoda, this species is carnivorous, it feeds on different types of worms and gastropods eating other, larger snails after burying themselves and ambushing their prey. Clea wykoffi consists of defined male and female genders, is not capable of gender change, it is unknown as to. Both males and females seem to be shape; when a male and female mate, they lock together for 8–12 hours