Dreaming of Me

"Dreaming of Me" is the debut single by Depeche Mode recorded at Blackwing Studios released in February 1981 in the UK. The single was not commercially released in the United States. Two mixes of the song have been released, one which fades out, one which does not; the cold end version is on the original 7" and on the 1988 CD re-release of Speak and Spell in Europe, while the American Speak and Spell has the fade-out version. The re-release of Speak and Spell in 2006 features the cold end version, was released in all regions; the B-side, "Ice Machine", is available in a fading version, one with a cold end. The 1988 and 2006 CD re-releases of Speak and Spell use the cold end version. A live version of "Ice Machine" is available on the 12" version of the 1984 single "Blasphemous Rumours". Due to a poor chart placement in the UK, "Dreaming of Me" did not appear on Speak and Spell, but did show up in the CD re-release as a bonus track. However, in the United States, "Dreaming of Me" was on the original pressing of the album, replacing "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead".

On the 2006 re-release of Speak and Spell it was placed at the end of the album, with the original UK track list preceding it. 30 years after "Dreaming of Me" was first released in the UK, a flash mob action tried to push the track back into the charts by downloading it online. The action failed except in Germany, where the track entered the singles charts for the first time at number 45 giving the band its 47th chart entry. 7": Mute / 7Mute13 "Dreaming Of Me" – 4:03 "Ice Machine" – 4:06CD: Mute / CDMute131 "Dreaming Of Me" – 3:46 "Ice Machine" – 3:54Notes 1:CD released in 1991. All songs written by Vince Clarke. Single information from the official Depeche Mode web site Allmusic review "Dreaming of Me" lyrics "Ice Machine" lyrics Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Train (roller coaster)

A roller coaster train is a vehicle made up of two or more cars connected by specialized joints which transports passengers around a roller coaster's circuit. It is called a train because the cars follow one another around the track, the same reason as for a railroad train. Individual cars can carry from one to eight or more passengers each. Many roller coasters operate sometimes several, simultaneously, they operate two trains at a time, with one train loading and unloading while the other train runs the course. On the Rock'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World, for example, there are five trains, but only four operate at a time. Roller coaster trains have wheels that run on the sides and underneath the track as well as on top of it; the side wheels can be mounted depending on the manufacturer. The wheels are sometimes located between the cars, as well as at the front and rear of the entire train. Roller coaster trains have restraints that keep the passengers in their seats. There are two major types of restraints: over-the-shoulder.

Restraints always use one on each side, for redundancy. If one fails, the restraint will remain locked. Most modern roller coasters have seat belts that may act as secondary safety devices. On over-the-shoulder restraints, this seatbelt is cosmetic as the restraint locks on its own. Lap bars were first used in 1907 with the Coney Island coaster Drop the Dip. Lap bar restraints consist of a padded bar mounted to the floor or side of the train that swings backwards into the rider's lap; these restraints are found on roller coasters that lack inversions. Some inverting roller coasters, notably ones created by Anton Schwarzkopf safely operate without the need for shoulder restraints. Inverting roller coasters with lap bars could only perform vertical loops, as the higher centripetal force exerted while traversing a simple clothoid loop helps to keep riders safely in the train. However, with modern advances in engineering, more roller coasters with complicated inversions are able to run without over-the-shoulder restraints.

For example, most of Premier Rides' LIM-launched roller coasters operate with only lap bars. Lap bar restraints, like buzz bars give the rider much greater freedom of movement than over-the-shoulder restraints, enhancing the feeling of danger for some. Over-the-shoulder restraints, the most common type, consist of a U-shaped padded bar mounted to the top of each seat that swings downward. Roller coasters that have inversions have this type of restraint. Additionally all inverted and floorless roller coasters have this type of restraint, since it is difficult to mount a lap bar restraint. One disadvantage of over-the-shoulder restraints is that they can provide discomfort to the rider on rougher roller coasters, it is recommended that earrings should be removed before riding roller coasters with over-the-shoulder restraints. Some rides, such as Maverick at Cedar Point, require. However, there are some operating roller coasters. Rollo Coaster at Idlewild and Soakzone is a good example of this. Roller coasters with little to no air-time do not have restraints.

Until early 2006, The Rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK operated without any restraints, although seatbelts were added to the ride in the 2007 season. During 2008, trains from the Big Dipper Rollercoaster were installed on the ride. "The Rollercoaster" now operates with lap bars, although the original train is still stored on the transfer track in the station. At a given velocity, the longer a roller coaster train becomes, the more momentum it gains throughout the ride's course. A roller coaster train, loaded will have more momentum than one, empty or nearly empty. Roller coaster

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 is a law that aims to make information on federal expenditures more accessible and transparent. The law requires the U. S. Department of the Treasury to establish common standards for financial data provided by all government agencies and to expand the amount of data that agencies must provide to the government website, USASpending; the goal of the law is to improve the ability of Americans to track and understand how the government is spending their tax dollars. The law was introduced into the United States Senate during the 113th United States Congress. A similar bill, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013, was introduced at the same time in the United States House of Representatives. There was a previous version of the bill that passed in the House during the 112th United States Congress, but did not become law. On May 9, 2014, President Barack Obama signed this version of the bill into law; this summary is based on the summary provided by the Congressional Research Service, a public domain source.

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 stated its purposes to be to: expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 by disclosing direct federal agency expenditures and linking federal contract and grant spending information to federal programs to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track federal spending more effectively. Section 3 of the bill amended the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to define "federal agency," for the bill's purposes, to mean an executive department, a government corporation, or an independent establishment; the bill directed the Secretary of the Treasury to ensure that information on funds made available to or expended by a federal agency would be posted online quarterly and when practical monthly, in a searchable, downloadable format. The bill directed the Secretary and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to establish government-wide financial data standards for federal funds and entities receiving such funds.

Requires such data standards, to the extent reasonable and practicable, to: incorporate accepted common data elements and a accepted, searchable, platform-independent, computer-readable format. The bill required the Secretary and the Director to issue guidance to federal agencies on such data standards and consult with public and private stakeholders in establishing such standards; the bill required the Director to review the information required to be reported by recipients of federal awards to identify: common reporting elements across the federal government, unnecessary duplication in financial reporting, unnecessarily burdensome reporting requirements for recipients of federal awards. The bill required the Director to establish a two-year pilot program to develop recommendations for: standardized reporting elements across the federal government, the elimination of unnecessary duplication in financial reporting, the reduction of compliance costs for recipients of federal awards. Requires such pilot program to include: a combination of federal contracts and subawards, with an aggregate value of not less than $1 billion and not more than $2 billion.

The bill would require the Director, not than 90 days after the termination of the pilot program, to submit a report to the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committees on the Budget and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that includes: a description of the data collected under the pilot program, its usefulness, the cost to collect the data from other recipients. The bill directed the Inspector General of each federal agency to: review a statistically valid sampling of the spending data submitted under this Act by the federal agency; the bill would direct the Comptroller General to submit a publicly available report to Congress assessing and comparing the data completeness, timeliness and accuracy of the data submitted under this Act by federal agencies and the implementation and use of data standards by federal agencies. The bill would authorize the Secretary to establish a data analysis center, or expand an existing service, to provide data, analytic tools, data management techn