Exhibition Park in Canberra
Exhibition Park in Canberra is a 70 hectare showground and multi-building venue for exhibitions and events located in the suburb of Lyneham in Canberra, Australia. Summernats, an annual four-day car festival, at the beginning of January. Cancon, an annual games convention, over the Australia Day long weekend; the Royal Canberra Show, in late February. The National Folk Festival, over the Easter long weekend; the Capital Region Farmers Market, weekly. The Lifeline Bookfair, a biannual fundraising book fair "ACT government disbands Exhibition Park corporation". Retrieved 23 January 2016. "Exhibition Park In Canberra EPIC". Retrieved 23 January 2016. "Exhibition Park In Canberra". Retrieved 23 January 2016
Epic Residences & Hotel
Epic Hotel is an urban hotel and residential skyscraper in Downtown Miami, United States. Epic has 54 floors; the tower is located on the north bank of the Miami River in Downtown Miami's Central Business District. It is bordered by Biscayne Boulevard Way on the west, Southeast 2nd Street to the north, the Miami River to the south, Southeast 5th Avenue to the east; the architect of the complex is Revuelta Vega Leon. Epic was part of the EPIC Miami Residences and Hotel two-tower residential complex, consisting of the Epic Tower and the Dupont Tower, but the taller of the two, Dupont Tower, was canceled. If it had been built, the Dupont Tower would contain 60 floors; the Dupont Tower was named after the Alfred I. DuPont Building, a National Historic Building from the 1930s, in Miami. In 2014, the 1.25-acre Epic 2 site sold for US$125 million, a record-breaking rate of $100 million per acre. List of tallest buildings in Miami Epic on Emporis
Epic Aircraft is a general aviation aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Bend, Oregon, owned by the Russian company Engineering LLC. The company is developing its first FAA certified model for sale. Since 2004, Epic has manufactured and sold kits for high performance experimental models, notably the 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 powered Epic LT. Following a reorganization in 2010, construction on airplanes was resumed and new orders were accepted; the company made the decision in 2013 to discontinue orders for the homebuilt kit after the 54th airframe was sold, to concentrate on certification of the E1000. The E1000 will be the certified version of the popular Epic LT, certification was expected in mid 2016 but had not been completed by February 2019; when the company was founded in 2004 it located in Bend, Oregon due to public incentives that were offered, including state loans and grants of US$1.3M. In return for the grants and loans Epic promised to create 4,000 jobs. On 5 June 2009 Epic was sued by Blue Sky AvGroup, an Epic customer that had an aircraft under construction at the build center, alleging that Epic had failed to meet its contractual obligations.
The case went to court in 2013 and ended "without an award of costs, disbursements or attorney’s fees to any party". In late June 2009 the company scaled back its operations; the lay-offs affected the aircraft build center, where customers worked on their own kits. Epic was subsequently named as plaintiff in July 2009 in a lawsuit against engine maker Williams International, claiming that the engine maker defaulted on a contract to supply engines for the Epic Victory program. On 8 August 2009 the company's premises were seized. Several additional lawsuits were filed against Epic; these included "serious allegations about the conduct of company principals". In a sworn statement Chief Financial Officer David Clark said that Epic owed its customer builders an estimated US$15 million for parts and that the company had no money to pay those debts. In his sworn statement Clark alleged many financial irregularities and that company financial reports and practices "did not comply with accepted accounting practices".
Other sworn statements by Clark and General Manager David Hice alleged that the company was a "chaotic financial environment over which CEO Rick Schrameck ruled exclusively". Hice further alleged many financial irregularities, including that the company missed its payroll in July 2004 and was only able to pay its staff using customer aircraft deposits from sales at AirVenture that same month. Hice alleged that "On June 16th, 2009 I was terminated after Rick Schrameck physically attacked me."In September 2009 CEO Rick Schrameck was removed by the board of directors from any "managerial or supervisory capacity" with Epic parent company Aircraft Investor Resources, the company voluntarily entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seeking to reorganize, find investors and continue kitplane production on a reduced scale. As a result of the bankruptcy filing customers with aircraft under construction at the company facility were permitted to remove their aircraft and parts. In an auction on 26 March 2010, the state-owned China Aviation Industry General Aircraft was the highest bidder with a US$4.3 million offer, beating out a bid by the LT Builders Group, a group of seven aircraft owners with incomplete aircraft in the plant.
The hearing judge admonished the LT Builders Group for their bid describing it as "pathetic, incompetent, unacceptable and fiction" but gave the group another chance to improve their position and reserved his decision on the final winner of the auction until 2 April 2010. On 2 April 2010 the judge issued a judgement ordering China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd. to form a partnership with the LT Builders Group allowing the latter to run the Bend plant. The deal was completed by 11 April 2010, with the LT Builders Group agreeing to run the plant and market to North America, while the Chinese company would market to the rest of the world; the new company intended to reopen the Bend plant for builder-assist construction as well as pursue type certification of the Epic LT. At AirVenture on 31 July 2010 CEO Doug King announced that the company was ready to take orders for the Epic LT, Escape and Victory kit at that time and that 11 aircraft were in plant, being completed by their owners.
Engineering LLC, a Russian company, purchased Epic in March 2012 and announced plans to type certify the Epic LT, something the original owners had started but never completed. As part of this plan the company entered into negotiations with Cessna in December 2012 to buy the former Columbia Aircraft plant that Cessna owns in Bend; the company indicated that it expects to hire 40-80 new employees in 2013 as part of the certification effort and to expand kit production. By 2014 the company was engaged in certification of the Epic E1000 and had purchased the former Cessna 204,000 sq ft facility in Bend, Oregon that had once produced the Columbia Aircraft line. By October 2014 the company reported that it had 60 orders for the E1000; the company forecasts selling 50 aircraft per year. Schrameck was arrested for fraud in March 2015 in Los Angeles and held in federal custody awaiting trial; the detention order filed indicated that he should not be released due to a high risk of "flight to foreign country".
On 27 March 2015, Schramek pleaded not guilty in US District Court to eight counts of wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud and six counts of money laundering regarding his dealings with Epic and its customers. The case alleges; the company's E1000 single engine turboprop had its first flight on 19 December 2015. In April 2018 former CEO Schrameck plead
Epic Card Game
Epic Card Game is a strategy card game created by White Wizard Games, the creators of Star Realms. It was released in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Epic can be played with two or more players who act as gods in conflict, playing champions who fight against the other players. Unlike collectible card games, each set of Epic contains every card; the game can be played as a drafting or sealed deck card game, preconstructed decks can be used to play. In early 2017, another Kickstarter campaign was funded for a digital video game version of Epic; as of July 2018, the digital game is in alpha testing. Players begin with 30 health. If this health goes to zero, the player has eliminated all of their opponents, or a player goes to draw a card but has none left, the game ends. On each player's turn, each player has one "gold" point; some cards cost one gold to play. At most one gold value card may be played by each play on each player's turn. Cards played may be champions; the events are discarded after use.
Players have many possible actions, depending on the combination of cards they play. These cards may do damage to the health of the other player or their champion card in play, cause a player to draw more cards, or bring back cards from a discard pile. Game continues. Tyrants, the first expansion to Epic, was released in March 2016; each of four packs includes 12 new cards. The second expansion, Epic Uprising, was released in December 2016. Epic Pantheon was released in 2018; the 2016 World Championship of Epic was held in November in Massachusetts. The top prize was $25,000, a total of $100,000 prizes were awarded; the champion was John Tatian. The 2017 World Championship of Epic was held in November in Massachusetts; the top prize was $15,000, a total of $50,000 prizes were awarded. The champion was John Tatian again. Epic Card Game website Official Epic Card Game Store Epic Card Game at BoardGameGeek Epic Card Game on Facebook Epic Card Game on reddit Epic Card Game on Twitter Epic Card Game on Tom'S Epic Gaming blog
Epic (Faith No More song)
"Epic" is a song by the American rock band Faith No More. It was released as the second single from their third album The Real Thing in 1990 in US, UK and Europe; the song was a breakthrough hit. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100, their first number one single on the Australian charts, it is among a staple in their concerts. "Epic" was ranked number 30 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs, in 2009, it was named the 54th best hard rock song of all time by VH1 in 2009 it charted number 46 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, the largest music poll in the world. Directed by Ralph Ziman, the music video for "Epic" features surreal images, which are combined with performance footage of the band soaked by an artificial rainstorm on a sound stage. Guitarist Jim Martin was a schoolmate, close friend and fan of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. In the video, he can be seen wearing a T-shirt with a photo of Cliff with the words "A Tribute to Cliff Burton". In addition, Mike Patton can be seen wearing a Mr. Bungle shirt that reads "There's A Tractor In My Balls Again".
The video gained controversy due to a scene at the end where a fish is out of water and appears to be dying on camera. During an interview, the band joked that the fish seen flopping around in the music video belonged to Icelandic singer Björk, who at the time was the singer for the band The Sugarcubes, they claimed to have stolen it from her at a party. There are stories of Björk giving the fish to the keyboardist Roddy Bottum after a poetry reading in San Francisco; this was confirmed by the singer who defended the group, saying that "I know those guys, I know they wouldn't do anything to harm. But I know, if I had gone home with MY fish, given to ME, none of this would have happened." "Epic" was the band's most successful single in US and was well-received. Both the Philadelphia Daily News and Los Angeles Times praised the song, citing the song as "radio-ready" and "radical," respectively. However, The New York Times cited Faith No More as "style-crunching," using "Epic" as their example; the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop annual year-end critics' poll ranked "Epic" at number five on their poll of the best singles of 1990, tying with Lisa Stansfield's "All Around the World".
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers would accuse Patton of stealing his style in the form of this video and numerous performances. The song appears in the video games Burnout Paradise, Rock Band, Saints Row: The Third and Guitar Hero Live as well as DLC for Guitar Hero 5. "Epic" appeared in a commercial for the console versions of Street Fighter IV with the announcer stating about the game's "epic return". Since the mid-1990s, the Penrith Panthers rugby league team in the NRL competition uses a truncated version of "Epic" as the run out song for the second half of the match. Neil Cicierega produced a mashup of the song and the 1975 War hit "Low Rider" titled "What Is It" for his album Mouth Silence; the song is used in the movies The Taking of The Disaster Artist. Pro wrestler Alex Colon use the song as his entrance theme song during his appearance; the initial release of "Epic", released in the UK, Germany and internationally. The 7" editions only had tracks one and three. Track five was exclusive to Japanese issues.
This version was released in the US as a "Slash sticker" labelled 7" and as a cassette with a "Burning Splash" sleeve. The 7" and cassette versions of this release only had tracks 1 and 2, unlike the 12" which featured all 3. Reissue version of the single "Epic"; the 7" vinyl and cassette versions only had the first two tracks. "Epic" – 4:18 – "Epic" promotional CD, PRO-CD-3913 "Epic" – 4:51 – "Epic" promotional CD, PRO-CD-3913 "Epic" – 4:54 – The Real Thing "Epic" – 3:59 – "Epic" promotional CD, PRO-CD-4071 "Epic" – 4:55 – Live at the Brixton Academy 1990 "Epic" – 4:48 – "Ricochet" CD single, LACDP 53 / 850 105-2 "Epic" – 4:51 – The Real Thing remastered edition "Epic" has been covered both in concerts and on the Kerrang! Higher Voltage CD, a compilation of artists covering other songs; such artists include the Welsh rock band The Automatic. The metalcore band Atreyu covered the song on their album Lead Sails Paper Anchor, the Swedish indie pop band Love Is All covered the song on the B-side to their What's Your Rupture?
7" "Wishing Well." An arrangement by Mateo Messina was featured in the 2011 film Young Adult. Additionally, Canadian band The Veer Union released a cover of "Epic" in late October 2017. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Eastside Preparatory School
Eastside Preparatory School is an independent school for upper and middle school students. It is located in Kirkland, Washington, USA, it is a secular, college preparatory school for grades 5–12. The Head of School is Dr. Terry Macaluso; the school's mission is to "Guide students to think critically, act responsibly, lead compassionately, innovate wisely." Eastside Prep was founded in May 2002 by a group of parents and educators seeking more school choice, with a focus on interdisciplinary work and strategic thinking. Dr. Terry Macaluso Head of School at Lakeside School, was a consultant to the founders and subsequently became the Head of School at Eastside Prep; the school opened its doors in September 2003 with 16 students in grades 6 and 7, along with 3 full-time and 1 part-time faculty. Eastside Prep graduated its first class of students in 2009. Eastside Prep has expanded each year, adding students, faculty and buildings. At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, the school has over 100 employees and over 450 students in grades 5–12.
In fall of 2015, Eastside Prep expanded, completing the construction of a new 4 story building that includes a gym, science labs, a design lab, an amphitheater and several multi-purpose classrooms. In fall of 2018 the school's newest building opened. TALI is a 50,000 square foot building housing a 500+-seat theatre, new art studios, a set shop and choral music rooms, science labs, general purpose classrooms and administrative offices. Eastside Preparatory School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, it is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and recognized by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition to all courses required by the Washington State Graduation Requirements, Eastside Prep offers a multi-year Spanish curriculum, numerous core options and electives in the English, Social Sciences and Performing Arts, Sciences, Environmental Practices, Information Literacy and Media. Afternoon activities at Eastside prep include teams for Math, Debate and FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, as well as over twenty-five other student-driven clubs.
Eastside Prep dedicates multiple days every year to Service Learning. Eastside Preparatory School has multiple robotics teams, in two separate leagues: FIRST Lego League for middle school students, FIRST Tech Challenge for students in 7th grade or higher, they have two FTC teams, a junior varsity team named Void Robotics, a varsity team named Null Robotics. Void Robotics team number is 9884. Null Robotics team number is 8103. Null Robotics has won multiple awards. During the 2017-2018 season they most notably won the PTC Design Award, they won Tesla Interleauges in 2018. Null Robotics designs and produces some of their own parts. In addition to Physical Education courses, Eastside Prep offers a number of afternoon sports. Eastside Preparatory School has a gym as of 2015. In 2012 the Eastside Prep Eagles opted up to the Emerald City League 1A athletic conference competing against much larger prep schools. In their league are The Bush School, The Overlake School, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, University Prep, The Northwest School, the Annie Wright School and the Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.
Fall sports offered include Coed Crew, MS Boys Soccer, MS Girls Soccer, MS Coed Cross Country, MS Girls Volleyball, US Girls Volleball, US Boys Ultimate Frisbee. Winter sports offered include 5th Grade Coed Basketball, MS Boys Basketball, MS Girls Basketball, US Boys Basketball, US Girls Basketball, Seasonal Ski Bus. Spring sports include Coed Crew, MS Co-Ed Track and Field, MS Coed Ultimate Frisbee, MS Coed Tennis, US Co-Ed Track and Field, US Girls Ultimate Frisbee, US Boys Soccer. Website
Deep Space Climate Observatory
Deep Space Climate Observatory is a NOAA space weather, space climate, Earth observation satellite. It was launched by SpaceX on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle on February 2015, from Cape Canaveral; this was the United States' first operational deep space satellite and became the primary system to warn Earth in the case of Solar magnetic storms. It was developed as a NASA satellite proposed in 1998 by then-Vice President Al Gore for the purpose of Earth observation, it is in a Lissajous orbit at the Sun–Earth L1 Lagrangian point, 1.5 million km from Earth, to monitor variable solar wind condition, provide early warning of approaching coronal mass ejections and observe phenomena on Earth, including changes in ozone, aerosols and volcanic ash, cloud height, vegetation cover and climate. At this location it has of the sunlit side of the Earth; the satellite is orbiting the Sun–Earth L1 point in a six-month period, with a spacecraft–Earth–Sun angle varying from 4 to 15 degrees. It takes full-Earth pictures about every two hours and is able to process them faster than other Earth observation satellites.
The DSCOVR satellite finished production in the late 1990s but was kept in storage at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. After being stored away for so long the satellite was put through a series of tests and underwent maintenance to ensure the viability of the aircraft for launch. DSCOVR started orbiting around L1 by June 2015, just over 100 days after launch. After the spacecraft arrived on site and entered its operational phase, NASA began releasing near-real time images of Earth through the EPIC instrument's website; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operates DSCOVR from the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland. The acquired space data that allows for accurate weather forecasts will be carried out in the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. Archival records will be held in the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center for further processing carried out by NASA. Known as Triana, named after Rodrigo de Triana, the first of Columbus's crew to sight land in the Americas, the satellite's original purpose was to provide a near-continuous view of the entire Earth and make that live image available via the Internet.
Al Gore hoped not only to advance science with these images, but to raise awareness of the Earth itself, updating the influential Blue Marble photograph taken by Apollo 17. In addition to an imaging camera, a radiometer would take the first direct measurements of how much sunlight is reflected and emitted from the whole Earth; this data could constitute a barometer for the process of global warming. The scientific goals expanded to measure the amount of solar energy reaching Earth, cloud patterns, weather systems, monitor the health of Earth's vegetation, track the amount of UV light reaching the surface through the ozone layer. In 1999, NASA's Inspector General reported that "the basic concept of the Triana mission was not peer reviewed", "Triana's added science may not represent the best expenditure of NASA's limited science funding"; the Bush Administration put the project on hold shortly after George W. Bush's inauguration. Members of the U. S. Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences.
The resulting report, released March 2000, stated that the mission was "strong and scientifically vital". Triana was removed from its original launch opportunity on STS-107; the $100 million satellite remained in storage for the duration of the Bush administration. In November 2008 the satellite was removed from storage and began recertification for a possible launch on board a Delta II or a Falcon 9. Al Gore used part of his book Our Choice as an attempt to revive debate on the DSCOVR payload; the book mentions legislative efforts by senators Barbara Mikulski and Bill Nelson to get the satellite launched. NASA renamed the satellite Deep Space Climate Observatory, in an attempt to regain support for the project. In February 2011, the Obama administration attempted to secure funding to re-purpose the DSCOVR spacecraft as a solar observatory to replace the aging Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft. In September 2013 NASA cleared DSCOVR to proceed to the implementation phase targeting an early 2015 launch, announced in December 2012 as launching on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is providing management and systems engineering to the mission. In the 2017 documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore speaks of the history of the DSCOVR satellite and its relation to climate change. DSCOVR is built on the SMEX-Lite spacecraft bus and has a launch mass of 570 kg; the main science instrument sets are the Sun-observing Plasma Magnetometer and the Earth-observing NIST Advanced Radiometer and Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera. DSCOVR has two deployable solar arrays, a propulsion module and antenna; the Plasma-Magnetometer measures solar wind for space weather predictions. It has the capability of providing early warning detection of solar activity that could cause damage to existing satellite systems and ground infrastructure; because solar particles reach L1 about an hour before Earth, PlasMag can provide a warning of 15 to 60 minutes before a coronal mass ejection. It has the capability of doing this by measuring "the magnetic field and the velocity distribution functions of the electron and alpha particles of solar wind".
It has three instruments: Magnetometer measures magnetic field. Faraday cup meas