A centimetre or centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second system of units. Though for many physical quantities, SI prefixes for factors of 103—like milli- and kilo-—are preferred by technicians, the centimetre remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is the width of the fingernail of an average adult person. One millilitre is defined under the SI system of units. In addition to its use in the measurement of length, the centimetre is used: sometimes, to report the level of rainfall as measured by a rain gauge in the CGS system, the centimetre is used to measure capacitance, where 1 cm of capacitance = 1.113×10−12 farads in maps, centimetres are used to make conversions from map scale to real world scale to represent second moment of areas as the inverse of the kayser, a CGS unit, thus a non-SI metric unit of wavenumber: 1 kayser = 1 wave per centimetre.

The SI unit of wavenumber is the inverse metre, m−1. For the purposes of compatibility with Chinese and Korean characters, Unicode has symbols for: centimetre – code 339D square centimetre – code 33A0 cubic centimetre – code 33A4They are used only with East Asian fixed-width CJK fonts, because they are equal in size to one Chinese character. 1 E-2 m Conversion of units, for comparison with other units of length Reciprocal centimetre Orders of magnitude

Working equitation

Working equitation is an equestrian discipline. The world regulatory body is the World Association for Working Equitation; the Working Equitation discipline is intended to promote competition between traditional styles of riding used during fieldwork in various countries, to act as a showcase for traditional riding costumes and equipment. Working Equitation became a competitive sport in 1996 along with its first European championship being held in Italy the same year. Working Equitation is recognised as a sport in many countries in South America and Europe, all countries have their own governing body of the sport; the sport tests rider's partnership and ability to manoeuvre obstacles. There are four different levels of Working Equitation: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. At advanced level, the rider must ride with just one hand, most their left hand, on the reins. Competition events may be individual or for teams, are in three or four parts, in this order: Dressage, in which the horse and rider perform obligatory movements in a freestyle dressage test to music within a specified time scale.

Ease of Handling Trial, a gymkhana-type event in which horses must overcome obstacles similar to those to appear in the field, such as bridges and gates. The obstacle course is designed to show the partnership between rider. Speed, where similar obstacles must be overcome, but against time Cow, in which the four team members separate a specific numbered cow from a group; the Team event at the 2010 European Working Equitation Championships was won by riders from Portugal. The first Working Equitation World Championship was held from 11–13 October 2002 at Beja, with teams from Brazil, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom; the team from Portugal won the team event, the individual competition was won by Fabio Lombardo of Brazil on Brilho do Rimo with 100 points. In the second Working Equitation World Championship in Lisbon from 26 to 29 October 2006, there were teams from France, Mexico, Portugal and the United Kingdom; the Portuguese team won the team event for the second time in a row and David Duarte Oliveira of Portugal won the individual event with his horse Mulato.

The third World Championship was held five years from 26–30 October 2011, in Lyon, France. There were 25 individual riders from 8 different countries; the team from Portugal again won the team event, Pedro Torres of Portugal won the individual event on Oxidado. At the fourth World Championship, held at Ebreichsdorf in Austria from 5–8 June 2014, there were 28 individual entries from 10 different countries, but only four national teams; the Portuguese team again won the team event and the four members of the team took the first four places in the individual event, won by Bruno Pica da Conceição and Trinco

Ride Like the Wind

"Ride Like the Wind" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Christopher Cross. It was released in February 1980, it reached number 2 on the US charts for four consecutive weeks. On the album's inner sleeve, Christopher Cross dedicated this song to Lowell George of the band Little Feat, who had died in 1979, it features backing vocals by a guitar solo by Cross. The song tells the story of a condemned criminal on the run to Mexico. Told from a first-person point of view, it describes how an outlaw and convicted multiple murderer, on the run from a death-by-hanging sentence, has to "ride like the wind" to reach "the border of Mexico," where the posse in pursuit of him will not be able to reach him. Cross was on acid. "We were living in Houston at the time, on the way down to Austin to record the songs, it was just a beautiful Texas day. I took acid. So I wrote the words on the way down from Houston to Austin."In 1999, the satirical newspaper The Onion published a story with the headline, "Christopher Cross Finally Reaches Mexican Border".

Cross appreciated the honor. In 1991, Italian dance music group East Side Beat remixed "Ride Like the Wind" in a style typical of early 1990s dance music. There are five remixes in total. Two versions are found on the 7" single and an additional three are on the CD single; the Factory Edit was included in FFRR Records' "Only for the Headstrong" compilation album released in 1992. 7" single"Ride Like the Wind" – 3:58 "Ride Like the Wind" – 4:09CD single"Ride Like the Wind" – 3:58 "Ride Like the Wind" – 5:51 "Ride Like the Wind" – 5:32 "Ride Like the Wind" – 5:22 "Ride Like the Wind" – 4:00 Belgian DJ Laurent Wéry released a cover version of the song, which features vocals from Joss Mendosah. The song was produced by Laurent Wery, it was released in Belgium as a digital download on March 30, 2013. The song peaked at number 26 in Belgium. A music video to accompany the release of "Ride Like the Wind" was first released on YouTube on April 8, 2013 at a total length of two minutes and fifty-four seconds.

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics