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Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is a 1995 role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that began the Chrono series. Chrono Trigger's development team included three designers that Square dubbed the "Dream Team": Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Square's successful Final Fantasy series. In addition, Kazuhiko Aoki produced the game, Masato Kato wrote most of the story, while composer Yasunori Mitsuda wrote most of the soundtrack before falling ill and deferring the remaining tracks to Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu; the game's story follows a group of adventurers who travel through time to prevent a global catastrophe. Chrono Trigger was a critical and commercial success upon release, is cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. Nintendo Power magazine described aspects of Chrono Trigger as revolutionary, including its multiple endings, plot-related side-quests focusing on character development, unique battle system, detailed graphics.

Chrono Trigger was the third best-selling game of 1995 in Japan, shipped 2.65 million copies worldwide by March 2003. Square released a ported version by Tose in Japan for the PlayStation in 1999, repackaged with a Final Fantasy IV port as Final Fantasy Chronicles for the North American market. A enhanced Chrono Trigger, again ported by Tose, was released for the Nintendo DS in North America and Japan in 2008, PAL regions in 2009; the Nintendo DS version sold 790,000 copies after about a year of sales. Chrono Trigger has been ported to i-mode mobile phones, the Virtual Console, the PlayStation Network, iOS devices, Android devices, Microsoft Windows. Chrono Trigger features standard role-playing video game gameplay; the player controls the protagonist and his companions in the game's two-dimensional fictional world, consisting of various forests and dungeons. Navigation occurs via an overworld map. Areas such as forests and similar places are depicted as more realistic scaled-down maps, in which players can converse with locals to procure items and services, solve puzzles and challenges, or encounter enemies.

Chrono Trigger's gameplay deviates from that of traditional Japanese RPGs in that, rather than appearing in random encounters, many enemies are visible on field maps or lie in wait to ambush the party. Contact with enemies on a field map initiates a battle that occurs directly on the map rather than on a separate battle screen. Players and enemies may use physical or magical attacks to wound targets during battle, players may use items to heal or protect themselves; each character and enemy has a certain number of hit points. When a playable character loses all hit points, they faint. Between battles, a player can equip their characters with weapons, armor and accessories that provide special effects, various consumable items can be used both in and out of battles. Items and equipment can be purchased in shops or found on field maps in treasure chests. By exploring new areas and fighting enemies, players progress through Chrono Trigger's story. Chrono Trigger uses an Active Time Battle system—a staple of Square's Final Fantasy game series designed by Hiroyuki Ito for Final Fantasy IV—named "Active Time Battle 2.0."

Each character can take action in battle once a personal timer dependent on the character's speed statistic counts to zero. Magic and special physical techniques are handled through a system called "Techs." Techs deplete a character's magic points, have special areas of effect. Enemies change positions during battle, creating opportunities for tactical Tech use. A unique feature of Chrono Trigger's Tech system is; each character receives eight personal Techs which can be used in conjunction with others' to create Double and Triple Techs for greater effect. For instance, Crono's sword-spinning Cyclone Tech can be combined with Lucca's Flame Toss to create Flame Whirl; when characters with compatible Techs have enough magic points available to perform their techniques, the game automatically displays the combo as an option. Chrono Trigger features several other distinct gameplay traits, including time travel. Players have access to seven eras of the game world's history, past actions affect future events.

Throughout history, players find new allies, complete side quests, search for keynote villains. Time travel is accomplished via portals and pillars of light called "time gates", as well as a time machine named Epoch; the game contains thirteen unique endings. Chrono Trigger DS features a new ending that can be accessed from the End of Time upon completion of the final extra dungeon and optional final boss. Chrono Trigger introduces a New Game Plus option. However, certain items central to th

2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup

The 2017 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup, the tenth World Cup, is the preeminent international women's lacrosse tournament. The tournament is being held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, Surrey, in the South East of England, with 25 nations competing. Rathbones Investment Management plc committed as the title sponsor for the event in 2014; the 2017 Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup is an official Federation of International Lacrosse event and will be organised and managed by the English Lacrosse Association. This tournament is held every four years; this will be the third time that England has hosted the World Cup having hosted the tournament in 1982 and 2001. The seeding structure for the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup has been calculated through use of placing positions from the 2013 World Cup in Canada. Nations who are playing in the World Cup for the first time were placed based on previous results, geographic diversity and their 2016 European Championship placing position.

The pools played a round robin between 18 July. The top placing teams from Pools B, C, D and E will play off to decide which 2 nations qualify to play in the Championship Division. Pool A members all advance to the Championship Division because it is composed of the top teams, according to World Lacrosse; the nations were split up to play in the Championship Division, Platinum Division and Diamond Division. Platinum Division will define positions 9 to 16. Diamond Division will define positions 17 to 25. †Loser of game places 25th The 2017 FIL Women's World Cup web site Surrey Sports Park

Ghosts/Aliens

GHOSTS/ALIENS is a humor book written by the pseudonymous Trey Hamburger. The book chronicles the research of two amateur scientists, Trey Hamburger and Mike Stevens, who investigate the possible teleportation of a hot pocket; the investigation soon expands to psychic babies, "Indians", the efficacy of toothpaste foam, the dangers caused by floating pillows, states of bird consciousness, portals in space/time, so on. The author sends letters to actual scientists requesting advice about the existence of ghosts, inter-dimensional portals as well as advice about paranormal combat; those letters and replies are published in the book. The author of GHOSTS/ALIENS is the author of REAL Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book. In the'Hamburger mythology', Trey Hamburger is the cousin of Robert Hamburger, the protagonist of REAL Ultimate Power. U. S. Cable TV network Comedy Central has acquired the television rights to GHOSTS/ALIENS, Paramount Vantage has acquired the film rights; the pilot titled GHOSTS/ALIENS was directed by Michael Patrick Jann, director of RENO 911.

Ghostsaliens.net, official website Irvin, Joseph Gibson. "Interview with Trey Hamburger, Author of Ghosts/Aliens". Bkish. Retrieved 11 June 2010

ISO/TC 176

ISO/TC 176 is Technical Committee 176 of the International Organization for Standardization, responsible for Quality management and quality assurance - the ISO 9000 family of standards. The scope of the committee is ‘Standardization in the field of quality management, as well as quality management standardization in specific sectors at the request of the affected sector and the ISO Technical Management Board’. Membership is open to any national body, in much the same way as membership in either of the two parent organizations. A member can be either participating or observing and the difference is the ability to vote on proposed standards and other products. Other organizations participate as Liaison Members, some internal to ISO and IEC and some external. There is no requirement for any member body to maintain either status on all of the sub-committees. Sub-committees, working groups, task groups and other bodies can be created to deal with new situations or disbanded if the area of work is no longer relevant.

Secretariat: Standards Council of Canada ISO committees in liaison: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36,ISO/TC 22, ISO/TC 34/SC 17, ISO/TC 37, ISO/TC 46/SC 11, ISO/TC 69, ISO/TC 85, ISO/TC 207, ISO/TC 210, ISO/TC 212, ISO/TC 213, ISO/TC 232, ISO/TC 258, ISO/TC 260, ISO/TC 267, ISO/TC 276, ISO/TC 279, ISO/PC 286, ISO/PC 288, ISO/CASCO IEC committees in liaison: IEC/IECQ-CMC, IEC/TC 56 Organizations in liaison: AKMS, ASQ, CI, CLEPA, EAQUALS, EC, EOQ, FIDIC, IAEA, IAF, IDEA, ILAC, INLAC, IPC, IQNet, ITC, OAS, OIE, QuEST, SEMATECH, CQI, Venice Commission, WASPaLM, WHO Working Groups: ISO/TC 176/CSAG: Chair's Strategic Advisory Group ISO/TC 176/STTF: Spanish translation task force ISO/TC 176/CAG 2: SPTF: Strategic Planning Task Force ISO/TC 176/TF 3: Document archive ISO/TC 176/TF 4: Future concepts in quality management ISO/TC 176/WG 3: Quality management for electoral assurance ISO/TC 176/WG 4: Quality management systems - Application of ISO 9001 in local government ISO/TC 176/AHG: Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/TG 1: Communications and product support ISO/TC 176/TG 2: ISO 9001 Brand Integrity Most work is done by subcommittees dealing with a particular field.

The subcommittees have several working groups. Large WGs can have task groups; the Subcommittees are: ISO/TC 176/SC 1: Concepts and terminology ISO/TC 176/SC 2: Quality systems ISO/TC 176/SC 3: Supporting technologies ISO/TC 176/SC 1/TG 2 Consistency of use of concepts and definitions in ISO/TC 176 standards ISO/TC 176/SC 1/TG 3 Harmonization of terms and definitions with other bodies ISO/TC 176/SC 1/WG 1 Development of ISO 9000Secretariat: Association française de Normalisation ISO committees in liaison: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, ISO/TC 37, ISO/TC 37/SC 2, ISO/TC 46/SC 11, ISO/TC 69/SC 1, ISO/TC 184/SC 5, ISO/TC 207/SC 1, ISO/TC 210, ISO/TC 258, ISO/TC 260, ISO/TC 279, ISO/CASCO IEC committees in liaison: IEC/TC 1, IEC/TC 56 Organizations in liaison: EC, ILAC, INLAC, OIML, QuEST, CQI, WHO Published Standards: ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems — Fundamentals and vocabulary ISO/TC 176/SC 2/AG1: Strategic planning and operations ISO/TC 176/SC 2/TG1: Quality management principles ISO/TC 176/SC 2/TG4: InterpretationsSecretariat: BSI Twinned secretariat: Standardization Administration of China ISO committees in liaison: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, ISO/TC 20, ISO/TC 34, ISO/TC 46/SC 11, ISO/TC 67, ISO/TC 69, ISO/TC 176/SC 1, ISO/TC 207/SC 1, ISO/TC 210, ISO/TC 251, ISO/TC 258, ISO/TC 262, ISO/TC 279, ISO/PC 283, ISO/CASCO IEC committees in liaison: IEC/IECQ-CMC, IEC/SC 31M, IEC/TC 56 Organizations in liaison: AKMS, CI, CLEPA, EC, EOQ, FIDIC, FUNDIBEQ, IAF, IAQG, IATF, IECQ, IIOC, ILAC, INLAC, IPC, International Project Management Association, IQNet, OIML, QuEST, CQI, WHO Published Standards: ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems — Requirements ISO/TS 9002:2016 Guidelines on the application of ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9004:2018 Quality management - Quality of an organization - Guidance to achieve sustained success ISO 10005:2018 Quality management systems — Guidelines for quality plans ISO 10006:2017 Quality management systems — Guidelines for quality in projects ISO 10007:2017 Quality management systems — Guidelines for configuration management ISO/TC 176/SC 3/CAG: Chairman Advisory Group ISO/TC 176/SC 3/JWG 20 Joint ISO/TC 176/SC 3 - ISO/TC 260 WG: Revision of ISO 10015 ISO/TC 176/SC 3/JWG 21 Joint ISO/TC 176/SC 3 - ISO/TC 260 WG: Revision of ISO 10018 ISO/TC 176/SC 3/TF 1 CSLT ISO/TC 176/SC 3/WG 19 Revision of ISO 10013 - Guidelines for quality management system documentation ISO/TC 176/SC 3/WG 22 Revision of ISO/TR 10017 - Guidance on statistical techniques for ISO 9001 ISO/TC 176/SC 3/WG 23 Revision of ISO 10014 - Quality management - Guidelines for realizing financial and economic benefitsSecretariat: Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut ISO committees in liaison: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, ISO/TC 46/SC 11, ISO/TC 69, ISO/TC 69/SC 7, ISO/TC 69/SC 8, ISO/TC 207/SC 2, ISO/TC 290, ISO/CASCO IEC committees in liaison: None Organizations in liaison: EC, EOQ, INLAC, OECD, OIML, CQI Published Standards: ISO 10001:2018 Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for codes of conduct for organizations ISO 10002:2018 Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations ISO 10003:2018 Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations ISO 10004:2018 Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for monitoring and measuring ISO 10008:2013 Quality management-Customer satisfaction - Guidelines for business-to-consumer electronic commerce transactions ISO 10012:2003 Measurement management systems—Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment ISO/TR 1

Caribbean Peace Force

The Caribbean Peace Force known as the Caribbean Peacekeeping Force and the Eastern Caribbean Peace Force, was a 350-member peacekeeping force operating in Grenada from October 1983 to June 1985 after the Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury. The military intervention by the United States of America in coalition with six Caribbean nations was in response to the illegal deposition and execution of Grenadan Prime Minister Maurice Bishop on Oct. 19, 1983. Bishop's revolutionary regime was replaced by a military junta composed of Grenadian military officers. On October 25, 1983, the United States, Barbados and members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States landed on Grenada, defeated Grenadian and Cuban resistance and overthrew the military government of Hudson Austin; the U. S-led invasion was spearheaded at dawn by Navy SEALs, Marines and other elite units; the first Caribbean forces arrived on Grenada by U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft from Barbados about five hours later.

The vanguard force, led by Brig. Gen. Rudyard Lewis of Barbados, landed on a Ranger-seized runway without any defined military role being assigned to them by the Pentagon. An ad hoc plan was developed for them to guard Cuban and Grenadan prisoners who were being captured in mounting numbers by U. S. combat troops, the Caribbean troops took over police duties in St. George's, the island's capital, guard duties at Richmond Hill Prison; the peacekeeper force was composed of 150 soldiers from the Jamaican Defence Force and a 50-main rifle platoon from the Barbados Defence Force. Antigua and Barbuda contributed an infantry squad; the remaining members were police or paramilitary constabulary from Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts and Nevis; these five Eastern Caribbean island nations were participants in a Regional Security System. The Caribbean peacekeepers were not involved in combat, which ended on Nov. 2, 1983. U. S. combat troops left the island on Dec. 12, 1983.

The peacekeeping force remained on Grenada until the spring of 1985 to allow the reconstituted domestic police force to be trained and equipped

Directorate of Government Examinations

The Directorate of Government Examinations was formed as a separate directorate in Feb.1975. Prior to the formation of Directorate Of Government Examinations, the DPI/DSE was the ex-officio commissioner for Govt. exams and the department was having its office at Madras only. The first secondary school leaving certificate exam was conducted in the year 1911; this directorate started conducting the following major exams from the year noted against each of them in addition to the various examination. The Directorate of Government Examinations was formed as a separate directorate in Feb.1975. Prior to the formation of Directorate Of Government Examinations, the DPI/DSE was the ex-officio commissioner for Govt. exams and the department was having its office at Madras only. The first secondary school leaving certificate exam was conducted in the year 1911; this directorate started conducting the following major exams from the year noted against each of them, in addition to the various examination. Name of Examination Year commenced Matriculation-1979 AngloIndian-1979 Hr.

Secondary - 1980 Introduction of Uniform Pattern - 2012 This Directorate has 7 Regional offices at Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai and Vellore. Apart from the academic stream examination in academic fields, this department is conducting various vocational stream examinations as given in the Annexure. At present this department in conducting exams for about 25 lakh students every year, To enable the drop out who could not pursue their school studies due to various reasons, this department is conducting 8th standard public exam purely for private candidates. Private candidates are permitted to appear for SSLC and Hr. Sec. School Exams compartmentally. 1911 Introduction of SSLC Examinations 1972 Computerised Mark Certificates issued from 1975 Formation of Directorate of Government Examinations 1978 Introduction of Matriculation and Anglo-Indian Examinations 1980 Introduction of Higher Secondary Examination 1980 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Madurai Region.

1980 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Coimbatore Region. 1982 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Trichy Region. 1984 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Chennai Region. 1987 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Tirunelveli Region. 1989 Implementation of Improvement scheme in Higher Secondary Examination – allowing passed candidates to re-appear again for improving their marks. 1994 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Cuddalore Region. 1996 Introduction of Aural / Oral skill test in Paper II of languages Part I & II in Higher Secondary Examination. 1999 Formation of Regional Deputy Directorate of Government Examinations – Vellore Region. 2000 Affixing Hologram stickers in the Mark Certificates 2000 Printing of Bi-lingual Mark Certificates in Tamil & English languages. 2000 Use of OMR sheets for answering 75 one mark questions in Higher Secondary Computer Science subject was introduced.

2001 System of issuing photocopy of Answer scripts and Revaluation of Answer Scripts for four subjects such as Maths, Physics and Biology was introduced. 2001 Minimum pass Marks fixed for theory and practical Examinations for Higher Secondary 2002 Introduction of special supplementary examination in June / July for those who failed in one or two subjects in Higher Secondary Examination. 2003 Introduction of Special Admission Sheme for receiving application from Private candidates who failed / missed to apply in due date. 2003 Issue of Mark Certificate with in-built security features. 2003 Eligibility for applying the special supplementary examination conducted in June / July is extended up to three failed subjects. 2003 System of issuing Photocopy of Answer scripts and Revaluation of Answer scripts is extended for Botany and Zoology subjects in Higher Secondary Examination. 2003 Affixing School seal at the back side of the Certificate. 2005 Abolition of Improvement Examination system in Higher Secondary Examination.

2007 Revision of minimum pass marks for theory and practical examinations in Higher Secondary Examination. 2007 System of issuing Photocopy of Answer scripts and Revaluation of Answer scripts is extended for Computer science subject in Higher Secondary Examination. 2008 Scheme of allotting 10 minutes to read the question papers during 10th & 12th Public examination was implemented. 2009 System of issuing Photocopy of answer scripts and Revaluation of answer scripts was extended for all subjects in Higher Secondary Examinations. 2012 Issue of mark certificate with the candidate’s photo and Barcode was implemented. 2013 Online registration of Private candidates’ applications and online registration of applications seeking Retotalling / Revaluation / Photocopy of answer scripts was introduced. 2013 Examination fee exemption for Blind candidates was extended to Private candidates also. 2013 Pages in Main Answer booklet for Higher Secondary Examination is increased from 16 to 40 pages and for SSLC is increased from 8 to 32 pages.

2013 A new scheme which involves attaching Top sheets along with the Main answer booklet containing all details of the candidate along with barcode is introduced. 2013 Online hosting of scan copies of Answer scripts of Higher Secondary Examination was introduced instead of issue of Photocopies of Answer scripts. 2014 Educational District wise Government Examinations Service Centres for online registration of private candidates’ application was set up. 2015 New scheme of issuing provisio