The Dark Eye
The Dark Eye is a German role-playing game created by Ulrich Kiesow and launched by Schmidt Spiel & Freizeit GmbH and Droemer Knaur Verlag in 1984. It is the most successful role-playing game on outselling Dungeons & Dragons. Many years of work on the game have led to a extensively-described game world. Droemer Knaur dropped the project in early 1989. Since the game's launch, the game has gone through five editions, making the rules and background more complex; the basic rules of the fourth edition of The Dark Eye were published in 2001, was the first edition to be released in English. The fifth edition of the game was released in August 2015, with an English translation released in November 2016. Aventuria was first introduced to the English-language market through a series of computer games and novels and under the name Realms of Arkania; the trademark Realms of Arkania was owned by the now-defunct Sir-tech Software, Inc. which spurred the name change to The Dark Eye. In April 2007, Ulisses Spiele assumed the TDE pen-and-paper licence from Fantasy Productions.
The German first edition was translated into Dutch and Italian, but not into English. It has a simple class and level system, it was published in Das Schwarze Auge—Abenteuer Basis-Spiel. Advanced rules were published in 1985 in the book Abenteuer Ausbau-Spiel—Zusatzausrüstung für alle Abenteuer; the character is defined by five qualities: Mut, Charisma, Geschicklichkeit and Körperkraft. They are determined by 1d6+7 in dice notation; the weight the character can carry is equal to strength × 100 ounces. The player can choose five different character types: adventurer, dwarf and mage. All characters can be adventurers. During the adventures, the character gains adventure points; when attaining a new level the character can increase an attribute by one point, either the attack or parry value by one point. The extended rules add a sixth quality to the hero's definition: stamina; the initial stamina is the sum of the vitality points. Stamina represents resistance to exhaustion; the extended rules provide four more classes that can be chosen during the creation of the character, or sometimes as an evolution of an adventurer or dwarf: rider, priest or wood elf.
It introduces the aptitudes that are chances to manage definite actions, whereas the qualities are generic indicators. The aptitudes range between 0 and 18, they have a basis value. When the character reaches a new level, the player can distribute 10 points to raise the aptitudes; the basis value and the cost to increase depend on the type of hero. The character type determines the starting value of vitality points; this is to be compared with the 1d6+4 damage points inflicted by a sword. In the extended rules, stamina plays a role in the healing of diseases. Actions are resolved by testing the attributes; the extended rules introduce the aptitudes. In fights, the characters act in decreasing order of initiative. Characters have parry values determined by various other values. Typical attack/parry values for a new character are in the range of 14/12 to something like 6/8; when the attack test of the attacker is successful and the defender misses the parry test, the defender loses the number of vitality points equal to the damage of the weapon minus the protection rating of the armor.
When the attacker rolls one or two on the die, they make. The extended rules provide for miniature figures which allow a finer representation of movement, with the possibility to push back an enemy, they offer various possibilities such as fleeing and successive attacks from the same fighter. They replace the master hit with the notions of good parry. A good attack n
Democratic Socialists of America
The Democratic Socialists of America is an organization of democratic socialist, social democratic and labor-oriented members in the United States. The DSA has its roots in the Socialist Party of America, whose most prominent leaders included Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington. In 1973, the leader of a minority faction that had opposed the SPA's rightward shift and transformation into the Social Democrats, USA during the party's 1972 national convention, formed the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee; the other faction that split following that convention was the Socialist Party USA, which remains an independent democratic socialist political party. The DSOC, in Harrington's words "the remnant of a remnant", soon became the largest democratic socialist group in the United States. In 1982, it merged with the New American Movement, a coalition of intellectuals with roots in the New Left movements of the 1960s and former members of socialist and communist parties of the Old Left, to form the DSA.
The organization consisted of 5,000 ex-DSOC members and 1,000 ex-NAM members. Upon the founding of the DSA, Harrington and the socialist feminist author Barbara Ehrenreich were elected as co-chairs of the organization; the DSA does not run candidates on its own ballot line in elections, but instead "fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people". These reforms include decreasing the influence of money in politics, empowering ordinary people in workplaces and within the economy and restructuring gender and cultural relationships to be more equitable; the organization has at times endorsed Democratic electoral candidates—notably Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders—and the Green Party candidate Ralph Nader. The DSA is not only by far the largest socialist organization in the United States in the 21st century, it is the largest socialist organization in the United States in over a century. By the end of 2017, membership in the organization had risen to 32,000 because of the influx of youth in reaction to the presidency of Donald Trump.
As of September 2, 2018, membership stood at 50,000 and the number of local chapters had increased from 40 to 181. As of December 2017, the median age of its membership was 33, compared to 68 in 2013. In the 2017 election, fifteen candidates who were members of the DSA were elected to office in thirteen states, most notably Lee Carter in the Virginia House of Delegates, adding to the twenty members holding elected office nationwide. In November 2018, two DSA members, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, were elected to the House of Representatives while eleven were elected to state legislatures. A member of the Socialist International from its founding in 1982, the DSA voted to leave the SI in August 2017 over its acceptance of what the DSA perceived as neoliberal economic policies. Formed in 1982 after a merger between the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and the New American Movement, the DSA is a 501 nonprofit organization. At the time of the merger of these two organizations, the DSA was said to consist of 5,000 former members of the DSOC, along with 1,000 from the NAM.
The combined Old Left and New Left heritage of the DSA was created from this merger. The DSOC was founded in 1973 from a minority anti-Vietnam War caucus in the Socialist Party of America —which had been renamed Social Democrats, USA while the NAM was created as a successor organization to the disintegrated Students for a Democratic Society. At its start, the DSOC had 840 members, of whom 2% had served on its national board—approximately 200 of whom held membership in the SDUSA or its predecessors in 1973, when the SDUSA stated its membership at 1,800 according to a 1973 profile of Harrington; the red rose is part of the official logo of the DSA, having traditionally been a symbol of socialism since the 1886 Haymarket Affair and the resulting May Day marches from the 19th century to the current day. It was drawn from the logo of the DSOC, its precursor organization, of the Socialist International, which shows a stylized fist clenching a red rose, the fist being substituted with a bi-racial handshake pertaining to the DSA's staunch anti-racism.
The fist and rose logo had been designed by Didier Motchane and others for the new French Socialist Party founded in 1971 and was shared by socialist and labor political organizations worldwide. In electoral politics, the DSA was strongly associated with Michael Harrington's position that "the left wing of realism is found today in the Democratic Party". In its early years, the DSA opposed Republican presidential candidates by giving critical support to Democratic Party nominees like Walter Mondale in 1984. In 1988, the DSA enthusiastically supported Jesse Jackson's second presidential campaign. Since 1995, the DSA's position on American electoral politics has been that "democratic socialists reject an either-or approach to electoral coalition building, focused on a new party or on realignment within the Democratic Party". During the 1990s, the DSA gave the Clinton administration an overall rating of C-, "less than satisfactory"; the DSA's elected leadership has seen working within the Democratic Party as necessary rather than forming or support third parties.
That said, the DSA is critical of the corporate-funded Democratic Party leadership. The organization has stated: Much of progressive, independent political action will continue to occur in Democratic Party primaries in support o
Detroit School of Arts
The Detroit School of Arts known as the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, is a blue ribbon high school located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It is a part of the Detroit Public Schools district. Entrance to Detroit School of Arts is based on an audition that takes place at the end of a student's eighth grade year. Students are required to declare a major of study i.e. Dance, Instrumental Music, etc; the Detroit School of Arts is one of four magnet schools in Detroit, where the others are Renaissance High School, Cass Technical High School and Communication & Media Arts High School. Detroit School of Arts is a nationally renowned arts and academic high school that offers a strong college preparatory academic and arts curriculum, with pre-professional study in vocal music, instrumental music, music technology, theater, speech and television production, visual arts and visual communications. In order to provide a stimulus for young people to advance their knowledge in all areas, DSA provides an exigent academic program.
The school’s administration believes that these rigorous course offerings will prepare students for an internationally competitive society. The results of this demanding program are dramatic. Detroit School of Arts’ graduation rate averages 98% annually. All graduating seniors receive financial awards for college. DSA's performing groups travel around the world to cities such as Ontario. DSA dance majors have worked professionally with entertainers such as Aretha Franklin, have been First Place State winners in premier dance competitions and festivals; the Radio, Television & Communications Department produces “Detroit Public Schools’ Radio”, which airs on WRCJ and Channel 10 and 22. Visual Arts student works are exhibited in several local venues, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Children’s Museum, Pewabic Pottery; the DSA Marching Band, Jazz Band, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, Sounds of DSA, Concert Choir all earn superior ratings at festivals and competitions, perform for the community.
The DSA Wind Symphony has performed twice at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. DSA is the only predominately African-American band to perform in this event. In addition, the DSA band performed in London, England in April 2001. In 2005, four years after the death of R&B singer Aaliyah who attended and graduated from DSA, the school's recital hall was named The Aaliyah Memorial Recital Hall. Established in 1992 by the now-retired Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton. During the eight hour school day, students follow a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with an intensive study in the arts; the school received the Kennedy Center Creative Ticket National Arts School of Distinction Award for the 2002-2003 school year. On May 22. 2012 Detroit School of Arts become Detroit Public Schools first self-governing school. The Detroit School of Arts offers only Spanish as a foreign language; the school has a particular instructional focus on accelerated learning and college preparation, as well as requirements for physical education.
Application school located on the grounds of Detroit Symphony, collaboration with Detroit Public Television, Sculpture, 3D Animation, Painting & Drawing, Drama, College counselor, College classes/Dual Enrollment, Honors and AP classes, Tutoring/extended day program, Internship program, Accelerated reading/math and Television program, Robotics/Science clubs, DAPCEP, Honor society, Media clubs, Book club, Student Government, Arts Competitions, Business partnerships, Church/Civic group mentors. Newsweek Magazine’s Top Schools in America – Bronze Medal Award The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award Skillman Good Schools Award The Grammy Signature Award Celia Keenan-Bolger: Broadway actress, 3-time Tony Award nominee Aaliyah, R&B singer Teairra Marí, singer Official website Detroit Public Schools profile Schools of the 21st Century—discussion of the school building's architecture
DeKalb School of the Arts
DeKalb School of the Arts is a public performing arts magnet school in DeKalb County, United States, east of the city of Atlanta. It is a part of the DeKalb County School District. DeKalb School of the Arts is located at 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002. DSA began in 1985 under the direction of Richard Leitgeb and became the DeKalb Center for Performing Arts, a magnet program housed at Avondale High School. In 1999 it became the DeKalb School of the Arts. After eight years at its independent location, DeKalb School of the Arts moved back into Avondale High School in August 2010, it was located on the site of the former Briarcliff High School. DSA, the magnet high school for the arts, is now located in the Avondale campus two-story back building that houses the Kyle Theater. DSA utilizes some of the classrooms in the halls no longer in use by Avondale High School. DSA continues to have its own administrative team. Susan McCauley is the Principal and Chief Learning Officer of DSA, Ms.
Branch is the Assistant Principal. The school has won many awards and recognitions, including being named a National Blue Ribbon School, its mock trial team has received four or more best attorney/witness awards at competitions and won the Regional Championship in 2013 and 2014. Donald Glover – writer, comedian, Community & Atlanta, singer, record producer under the name Childish Gambino Lloyd – R&B singer DeKalb School of the Arts DSA on Facebook DSA on Youtube DSA on Pinterest
Driving Standards Agency
The Driving Standards Agency was an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport. DSA promoted road safety in Great Britain by improving motorcycling standards, it set standards for education and training, as well as carrying out theory and practical driving and riding tests. The responsibilities of DSA only covered Great Britain. In Northern Ireland the same role was carried out by Vehicle Agency, it was announced on 20 June 2013 that DSA would merge with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency into a single agency in 2014. The name of the new agency was confirmed as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on 28 November 2013; the DSA was abolished on 31 March 2014, the DVSA took over its responsibilities on 1 April 2014. DSA is a national organisation with headquarters in Nottingham and learning materials centre at Cardington in Bedfordshire and administrative centres in Cardiff and Newcastle. DSA employs around 2,400 staff around Great Britain and run tests from around 400 practical driving test centres.
Theory tests are carried out at around 150 theory test centres. DSA is a Trading Fund with a turnover of over £184 million in 2009-10 funded through fees and revenue from other road safety initiatives; the DSA's mission and primary aim is to continually promote road safety by influencing driver and rider behaviour. It does this through: setting the standards for pre-driver education and driver trainers registering and supervising quality assured Approved Driving Instructors carrying out theory and practical driving and riding tests quality assurance of all testing activity investigating cases of suspected theory test and practical test impersonations and identity fraud developing the future education and testing environment through its Learning to Drive programme The DSA employs 1,789 practical driving examiners, 728 administrative staff and managers. By March 2011 it plans to employ a total of 2,769 staff, dependent on trading and the government freeze on recruitment; the chief executive is accountable to the Secretary of State for ensuring that the DSA meets its obligations and delivers its targets and services.
The chief executive has overall responsibility for the DSA's activities, ensuring it meets its financial obligations, providing assurance of a sound system of internal control. The Director General of Motoring and Freight Services, Steve Gooding, is the additional accounting officer; the chief executive is supported by an executive board, including two non-executive directors. The executive board's role is to provide advice; the executive board meet on a monthly basis. A separate audit and risk management committee, comprising non-executive directors, acts independently of the executive board to provide assurance both on financial and non-financial matters, including corporate governance and risk management, to the chief executive; the change board, attended by the chief executive and appropriate directors, oversees the development and effective management of the DSA’s investment plan of change projects and programmes. The change board meets monthly; the operational performance group, which meets monthly is chaired by the operations director and attended by senior managers, monitors performance against targets and business plan objectives.
Before learning to drive a car, moped or motorcycle, a provisional driving licence must be obtained. If a driver holds a valid full driving licence but wishes to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses, provisional entitlement for these categories of vehicle is required. For those holding a provisional licence, taking the theory test is the next step before acquiring a full licence. For cars and motorcycles candidates are asked 50 questions in 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50. For lorries and buses, there are 100 questions in 115 minutes and the pass mark is 85 out of 100; the hazard perception test is the second part of the driving theory test. Both parts must be passed in order to pass the theory test. If successful, one can apply to take the practical driving test; the practical test starts with some vehicle safety questions. The driving part of the test lasts about 40 minutes, involves performing some specific manoeuvres as well as demonstrating an overall safe standard of driving.
A candidate still pass the test. However, if one serious or dangerous fault is committed the test is failed; the current pass rate for car'L' tests is 43%. The cost of the theory test is now £31, the practical car test is £62 if taken on weekdays or £75 if taken at weekends or weekday evenings. To help candidates prepare for their theory and practical driving and motorcycle tests, The Stationery Office, DSA’s official publishing partner, produces a range of best-selling official publications; these include The Official DSA Theory Test for Car Drivers, The Official DSA Complete Theory Test Kit and The Official DSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills. The full range of titles is available from The Stationery Office online bookshop; the last increases prior to July 2005 were: Practical car and motorcycling test: 2002 Lorry and bus tests: 2001 Driving instructor test: 1997Sources: http://www.dft.gov.uk/dsa/PressRelease.asp?id=4206 http://www.dft.gov.uk/dsa/PressRelease.asp?id=145 The DSA holds a register of Approved Driving Instructors in Great Britain.
The ADI Registrar issues trainee licences to give instruction. In order to qualify as an ADI, three tests must be passed: theory - a multiple choice section and a video-based hazard perception section.
Denver School of the Arts
Denver School of the Arts is a comprehensive, arts magnet school, serving grades 6–12. Located at 7111 Montview Boulevard in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, the school is operated by the Denver Public School District; the school has a dual mission of arts and academics, preparing students for a career in the arts or conservatory study as well as a pursuit of higher education. DSA offers 11 arts majors – bands, creative writing, dance & movement, orchestra, stagecraft & design, video cinema arts, visual arts, vocal music. Denver School of the Arts began as a concurrent program at Manual High School in the late 1980s, but was transformed into a staffed school in the former Byers Middle School at 150 South Pearl Street – the former site of Byers Mansion. During the 2003–2004 school year, DSA moved to its current home at 7111 E. Montview Boulevard in the Park Hill neighborhood – the former site of the W. Dale and W. Ida Houston Fine Arts Center built by the Colorado Women's College and used by the Lamont School of Music.
DSA continues to provide rigorous academic and arts training to its students, it ranks among the top high schools in the state of Colorado. DSA serves high school students. Graduating class sizes are small, with 140 students comprising the Class of 2018. DSA requires an audition for prospective students competing to join one of its eleven offered majors, which include creative writing, instrumental music, stagecraft & design, video cinema arts, visual arts, vocal music. DSA maintains rigorous academic and artistic standards, a student with deficiencies may be placed on artistic or academic probation, with the eventual possibility of losing his or her position at DSA. Extracurricular activities include Tri-M Music Honor Society, International Thespian Society, National History Day, Destination Imagination, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Black History Month, Harry Potter Alliance. DSA has an active National Honor Society program, which emphasizes both academic excellence and community service. DSA has an award-winning Speech & Debate team.
There are many performance opportunities for students from the performing arts majors, including large events such as Orff's Carmina Burana, Elton John's Aida, And Duke Ellington's Night Creature. DSA offers majors in Guitar, Vocal Music, Creative Writing, Video Cinema Arts and Design, Visual Arts, Band and Theatre. Denver School of the Arts does not offer its own extracurricular sports programs. DSA students are encouraged to participate in sports programs at other Denver high schools and middle schools. Many students at DSA play sports at the sister school of East High School or at their "home" high school. Peter Atencio - director, Key & Peele, Comedy Central.
Dental surgery is any of a number of medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition. Some of the more common are: Endodontic Root canal treatment Pulpotomy — the opening of the pulp chamber of the tooth to allow an infection to drain. A root canal alone is be enough to relieve pain and the end of the tooth, called the apex, is removed by entering through the gingiva and surgically extracting the diseased material. Prosthodontics Crown — artificial covering of a tooth made from a variety of biocompatible materials, including CMC/PMC, gold or a tin/aluminum mixture; the underlying tooth must be reshaped to accommodate these fixed restorations Veneers — artificial coverings similar to above, except that they only cover the forward surface of the tooth. For aesthetic purposes only. Bridge — a fixed prothesis in which two or more crowns are connected together, which replace a missing tooth or teeth through a bridge. Used after an extraction. Implant — a procedure in which a titanium implant is surgically placed in the bone, allowed to heal, 4–6 months an artificial tooth is connected to the implant by cement or retained by a screw.
Dentures — a partial or complete set of dentition which either attach to neighboring teeth by use of metal or plastic grasps or to the gingival or palatal surface by use of adhesive. Implant-supported prosthesis — a combination of dentures and implants. Orthodontic treatment Implants and implant-supported prosthesis — an orthodontic treatment as it involves bones Apicoectomy — an orthodontic treatment as part of the underlying bone structure must be removed Extraction — a procedure in which a diseased, redundant, or problematic tooth is removed, either by pulling or cutting out; this procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia and is common — many people have their wisdom teeth removed before they become problematic. Fiberotomy — a procedure to sever the fibers around a tooth, preventing it from relapsing Periodontics Oral and maxillofacial surgery More frequent than usual cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many different dental/oral disorders or due to recent surgical procedures such as dental implants.
The American Dental Association stresses that the frequency of dental visits necessary is dependent upon the needs of each individual with some able to go once or twice a year and others needing to go more often. This may include select dental X-rays. See dental plaque identification procedure and removal. Dentists inject anesthetic to block sensory transmission by the alveolar nerves; the superior alveolar nerves are not anesthetized directly because they are difficult to approach with a needle. For this reason, the maxillary teeth are anesthetized locally by inserting the needle beneath the oral mucosa surrounding the teeth; the inferior alveolar nerve is anesthetized more than any other nerve in the body. To anesthetize this nerve, the dentist inserts the needle somewhat posterior to the patient’s last molar