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Everway

Everway is a fantasy role-playing game first published by Wizards of the Coast under their Alter Ego brand in the mid-1990s. Its lead designer was Jonathan Tweet. Marketed as a "Visionary Roleplaying Game", it has been characterized as an innovative piece with a limited commercial success. Wizards abandoned the line, Rubicon Games purchased it, published several supplements; the line was sold again to Gaslight Press in February 2001. The game has a fantasy setting of the multiverse type, with many different worlds, some of which differed from generic fantasy, it appears to have been influenced by divinatory tarot, the four classical elements of ancient Greece, mythologies from around the world. Everway was first with implementing, in a commercial game, several new concepts including much more picture-based/visual source material and character creation than usual. Like other works by Jonathan Tweet, the rules are simple and flexible, it is one of a few diceless role-playing games. The Fortune Deck works as a randomizer and inspirational tool, the results obtained by it are subjective.

In order to clarify their use, Tweet coined some new vocabulary to describe and formalize methods of gamemaster adjudication. Tweet's adjudication terms are: Karma and Fortune; the original edition contained the "Fortune" deck of thirty-six cards, used for "divination" and action-resolution, as well as ninety "Vision" cards used as source material. Each Vision card depicts a fantastic scene of some sort and is backed with a series of leading questions such as, "What does this person most enjoy?" or "What's the worst thing that could happen in this situation?" The game's box had three books of source material and game-playing tips: a Player's Guide, Game Master's Guide, Guide to the Fortune Deck. The Fortune cards were illustrated by Jeff Miracola; the official setting for Everway revolves around heroes with the power of "spherewalking," traveling between worlds called "spheres." Spheres consist of many "realms." The city of Everway is located in a realm called Roundwander, in the sphere called Fourcorner.

Roundwander is the only realm in Fourcorner, described. There is some detail on the sphere's main city, which contains a stone pyramid, a set of family-oriented guilds, various exotic events related to the city's position as an inter-dimensional trading center. Several dozen other spheres are described as one-sentence blurbs, a few as page-long summaries, one in detail as the setting for a sample adventure, "Journey to Stonekeep." The theme is fantasy-oriented as opposed to science fictional, with advanced technology explicitly forbidden in the character creation rules. The authors gave significant thought to anthropology by describing how the people of various spheres live, including many similarities across cultures; some of these common features are realistic, others plainly related to the game's fantasy elements. Nearly all spheres are inhabited by humans, with realistic physics. Character design is simple by most role-playing games' standards; each character begins with twenty points to divide between four Element scores equivalent to statistics for Strength, Perception and Endurance.

Scores range from 1 to 3 to 10, so a generic hero would have scores of 5. Each Element has a specialty for which a character can get a 1-point bonus; as a general rule a statistic of N is twice as capable as a level of N-1. Each character has Powers representing unusual abilities; these cost from 0 to 3 or more points depending on whether they should be considered Frequent, Major and/or Versatile. For instance, a "Cat Familiar," a intelligent cat, is arguably worth 2 points for being Frequent and Versatile. A "Winning Smile" that makes the hero likable is worth 0 points because of its trivial effect, while a "Charming Song" that inspires one emotion when played might be useful enough to count as Frequent. There is no strict rule for deciding; each hero can have one 0-point Power for free. Magic is abstract. A hero wanting access to magic, as opposed to a few specific Powers, must design their own magic system; this is done by choosing an Element for its basis. The new Magic statistic has a 1–10 rating and point cost, can be no higher than the Element on what it is based.

The game's rules suggest listing examples of what the magic system can do at each power level, working these out with the GM. It is suggested that it is not suitable for new players. Fina

Time series database

A time series database is a software system, optimized for storing and serving time series through associated pairs of time and value. In some fields, time series may be called profiles, traces or trends. Several early time series databases are associated with industrial applications which could efficiently store measured values from sensory equipment, but now are used in support of a much wider range of applications. In many cases, the repositories of time-series data will utilize compression algorithms to manage the data efficiently. Although it is possible to store time-series data in many different database types, the design of these systems with time as a key index is distinctly different from relational databases which reduce discrete relationships through referential models. A time series database separates the set of fixed, discrete characteristics from its dynamic, continuous values into sets of points or'tags.' An example is the storage of CPU Utilization for performance monitoring: the fixed characteristics would include the name'CPU Utilization' the units of measure'%' and a range'0 to 1'.

The separation is intended to efficiently store and index data for application purposes which can search through the set of points differently than the time-indexed values. The databases vary in their features, but most will enable features to create, read and delete the time-value pairs as well as the points to which they are associated. Additional features for calculations, interpolation and analysis are found, but are not equivalent; the following database systems have functionality optimized for handling time series data. Operational historian

Verano de Escándalo (2004)

The 2004 Verano de Escándalo was the eight annual Verano de Escándalo professional wrestling show promoted by AAA. The show took place on October 16, 2004, in Orizaba, Mexico; the main event featured a steel cage Luchas de Apuestas match where the last man in the cage would have to remove his mask or have his hair shaved off. The participants were Heavy Metal, El Intocable, Zorro facing off against Los Vipers. First held during the summer of 1997 the Mexican professional wrestling, company AAA began holding a major wrestling show during the summer, most in September, called Verano de Escándalo; the Verano de Escándalo show was an annual event from 1997 until 2011 AAA did not hold a show in 2012 and 2013 before bringing the show back in 2014, but this time in June, putting it at the time AAA held their Triplemanía show. In 2012 and 2013 Triplemanía XX and Triplemanía XXI was held in August instead of the early summer; the show features championship matches or Lucha de Apuestas or bet matches where the competitors risked their wrestling mask or hair on the outcome of the match.

In Lucha Libre the Lucha de Apuetas match is considered more prestigious than a championship match and a lot of the major shows feature one or more Apuesta matches. The 2004 Verano de Escándalo show was the eighth show in the series; the Verano de Escándalo show featured fiveprofessional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing, scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels or faces as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches

WWOR EMI Service

WWOR EMI Service was a New York City-based American cable television channel that operated as a superstation feed of Secaucus, New Jersey-licensed WWOR-TV. The service was uplinked to satellite from Syracuse, New York by Eastern Microwave, Inc. which sold the satellite distribution rights to the Advance Entertainment Corporation subsidiary of Advance Publications, a Syracuse-based company that owned various print and cable television properties. In the New York metropolitan area, the superstation feed was not available on local cable providers, but was available to satellite subscribers. Two exceptions to this took place, once on February 26, 1993 after the World Trade Center bombing, when the local WWOR's transmitter was knocked out for the day. Cable providers in the New York metro area used the superstation feed as a substitute until the transmitter returned to service; the other was on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. Although that area falls within the New York City market, the Comcast system serving that area carried WWOR EMI Service instead of the local feed, as they were unable to obtain a microwave link to be able to carry channel 9.

Months after the end of the feed, that system began carrying the local feed, which by that point was uplinked to satellite. In 1965, Eastern Microwave began relaying the signal of WOR-TV in New York City via microwave to cable providers located in markets surrounding the New York City metropolitan area, reaching as far west as Buffalo, New York and as far south as Delaware, as well as throughout New England. In April 1979, Eastern began to uplink the signal for satellite and cable subscribers throughout the United States, joining WGN-TV in Chicago and WTBS in Atlanta as a national superstation. For the eleven years that followed, cable viewers throughout the United States saw the same exact signal that the New York City market saw. In 1989, the Federal Communications Commission passed the "Syndication Exclusivity Rights rule" into law; this law meant that whenever a local television station had the exclusive rights to broadcast a syndicated program, that particular program must be blacked out on any out-of-market stations that were carried by local cable providers.

After the law was passed, EMI purchased the rights to programs that no stations had claimed exclusive rights to, launched a special national feed for cable and satellite subscribers outside of the New York City market on January 1, 1990, called the "WWOR EMI Service". Most of the syndicated programs that WWOR-TV had the rights to show in the New York City market were covered up by the alternate programming shown on the national feed—with the exception of sporting events, local newscasts and other WWOR-produced programming such as Steampipe Alley, The Joe Franklin Show, the overnight Shop at Home program, the annual Weekend with the Stars Telethon for United Cerebral Palsy, the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a select number of programs that were not claimed as exclusive to any market. Most of the programs came from the libraries of Universal Television, MGM Television and Quinn Martin, along with some shows from the Christian Science Monitor's television service, as well as some holdover shows that had aired on the local New York feed before the SyndEx law's passage.

This caused confusion among WWOR's cable viewers outside of the New York metropolitan area, as promotions during time periods in which the national feed was simulcasting WWOR's New York signal were left unaltered, leaving in promos for shows that were not airing on the national feed due to the SyndEx law. When channel 9 became a UPN affiliate in 1995, the WWOR EMI Service covered up the network's shows, due to Paramount using syndication exclusivity to keep UPN's shows off the national WWOR feed—in contrast, rival superstation WGN carried programming from The WB Television Network on its national feed until nationwide terrestrial coverage was deemed sufficient to discontinue its carriage over the national WGN feed in October 1999; as a result of the syndication exclusivity claims by UPN, if New York City viewers of WWOR saw Star Trek: Voyager, cable viewers throughout the rest of the country saw Hazel reruns in the same timeslot. In mid-1996, EMI sold the satellite distribution rights to WWOR and Boston's WSBK-TV to Advance Entertainment Corporation.

On January 1, 1997, AEC discontinued the feed, selling WWOR's former satellite transponder slot to Discovery Communications for the six-month-old Animal Planet, which Advance still presently owns in part. Due to outcry from satellite dish owners who missed WWOR, the station was uplinked to satellite once again on a different transponder by National Programming Service, LLC less than a week after AEC's discontinuation of the WWOR national feed; the national feed was once again the same feed that New York City area viewers saw, with all of the syndicated and UPN programs intact, due to the station now only being distributed outside of New York to satellite dish owners. Local cable providers picked up this feed to relay UPN to customers in markets where the network was unavailable, or in the case of several Sinclair Broadcast Group stations, was dropped and replaced with The WB; this feed was discontinued in 1999 in favor of distributing the national feed of Pax TV, but Dish Network still carries the New York feed of WWOR on both the provider's local station package in the New York market and its s

Ronald Ssemanda

Ronald Ssemanda is a Ugandan cricketer who made his competitive debut for the Ugandan national side at the 2007 WCL Division Three tournament. His most recent matches for Uganda came at the 2013 WCL Africa T20 Division One tournament. A right-handed all-rounder, Ssemanda played for the Ugandan under-19 sides in two Under-19 World Cups, where matches had under-19 One Day International status. At the 2004 event in Bangladesh, aged 15, he played in four matches, with a best of 2/29 against Nepal, while at the 2006 event in Sri Lanka, he played in five matches, with a best of 4/43 against Bangladesh. Ssemanda had earlier been Player of the Final at the 2005 Africa/EAP Under-19 Championship, in which Uganda defeated Namibia to qualify for the World Cup. Ssemanda made his senior debut for Uganda aged 19, at the 2007 WCL Division Three tournament. Uganda won. In the opening match of the tournament against the United Arab Emirates, Ssemanda scored 72 runs from 115 balls, his only list-A half-century.

He took 3/29 against Argentina, his best bowling figures. Ssemanda has since represented Uganda in two first-class matches and multiple twenty20 matches. In the East Africa Cup and East Africa Premier League, he played for the Rwenzori Warriors in both the 2011–12 and 2012 editions. Player profile and statistics at Cricket Archive Player profile and statistics at ESPNcricinfo

1896 Paris–Marseille–Paris

The Paris–Marseille–Paris race was the first competitive'city to city' motor race, where the first car across the line was the winner, prior events having selected the winner by various forms of classification and judging. The race was won by Émile Mayade who completed the ten-day, 1,710 km, event over unsurfaced roads in 67 hours driving a Panhard et Levassor; the event was organised by the Automobile Club de France and was sometimes retrospectively known as the II Grand Prix de l'A. C. F.. It was run in 10 stages from Paris via Auxerre; the first competitive'city to city' motoring event had been the 1894 Paris–Rouen where the Count Jules-Albert de Dion was first into Rouen but steam-powered vehicles were ineligible for the main prize. In 1895 the nascent Automobile Club de France) organised its first event, the Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race, but excluded two-seater cars such that their official winner, a four-seater, finished 11 hours after Émile Levassor; the outcry resulting from the 1895 result lead the A.

C. F. to organise the Paris–Marseille–Paris Trail as the first competitive motor race, where the first car across the line was the winner. On 8 February 1896 the race was announced in La France Automobile, the second edition of the A. C. F.'s official magazine. The entry list included: seven De Dion-Boutons. There were single car entries from Fisson. Amédée Bollée drove his own 4 seater'face to face' model, equipped with a 2.3 litre, two-cylinder, air-cooled, petrol engine, which produced about 6 hp. It retired after completing the first stage to Auxerre but was notable for being the only entry with a steering wheel rather than a tiller. De Dion-Bouton entered five petrol-powered tricycles plus and two steam powered cars. Viet finished in third place overall on his tricycle and won Class B, while Collomb and Delieuvin rode their tricycles to finished fifth and ninth respectively; the tricycles of Chevalier and Boiron both retired on the second day. Neither of the steam powered cars driven by Comté Jules-Albert de Dion and Comté Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat completed the first stage.

The Delahaye Group entered two petrol powered 4-seater vehicles which used two-cylinder, water-cooled, 2,513 cc engines rated at 6 hp. They were driven by Émile Delahaye and sporting pioneer Ernest Archdeacon who finished tenth and seventh respectively. Fisson entered a 4-seater car powered by a 4.5 hp Benz petrol engine and driven by Ferté, but it did not complete the first stage. Landry et Beyroux entered a single car for Justin Landry with a rear-mounted, 5.5 hp, single cylinder engine. They had begun producing automobiles in 1894 at their works in Hondouville, Eure and went on to trade as Cie des Moteurs et Autos M & B. from Passy-sur-Seine, but ceased production in 1902. Landry completed the race in 119 hours to finish in thirteenth place, 52 hours behind the overall winner. Lebrun entered a single car that Lebrun built himself, powered by a rear-mounted 4 hp Daimler petrol engine with twin cylinders in'V' configuration, he completed 5 stages to reach Marseille before retiring. Léon Bollée entered four tricycle tandems fitted with a single cylinder, 641 cc delivering about 3 HP.

To reduce weight and lower the centre of gravity the vehicle had no springs or suspension other than the Michelin tyres. Lejane's tricycle was the fastest participant, winning stage 1 at 31.9 km/hour, but retiring on stage 2. Pary persevered to finish fourteenth in 141 hours, 74 hours behind the winning Panhard et Levassor of Émile Mayade; the other two Bollée tricycles of Camille Bollée and a.n.other retired after stage 1. Four Panhard et Levassors were entered, two were fitted with the 1895 Daimler Phoenix 4 HP engines, whilst the other two had Panhard et Levassor's new design of 8 hp, 4-cylinder 2.4-litre engine. Car number 7 of P. Dubois was a 6-seater omnibus, number 6 was a 4-seater driven by Émile Mayade to overall victory. Two Société Parisiennes were entered by Guyonnet and Charles Labouré and completed the course in 102 hours to record eleventh and twelfth places respectively; the cars were slightly modified Benz Viktorias, using a single cylinder, 2.9-litre, 4.5 hp petrol engine. Three petrol powered Peugeots were entered.

Auguste Doriot drove No 44, a 4 hp, lightweight 2 seater phaeton shod with Michelin tyres a Type 7 or Type 8, using a new 2 cylinder 1,396 engine, was classified eighth when he reached Paris after 81 hours and 23 minutes. Louis Rigoulot drove number 45, a similar chassis and engine but bodied as a 2-seater'break', but retired after the first stage; the third Peugeot driven by Berlet, a heavy 5 seater "Wagonette" equipped with solid tires and an older Daimler engine, reached Paris in sixth position after 75 hours 26 minutes. Gaston Tissandier and adventurer, drove his own design of car with a petrol powered 4 hp engine, he retired after the first stage. Two Triouleyres were entered by the Compagnie Générale des Automobiles of Paris; the cars used a rear-mounted Benz single-cylinder petrol engine delivering 4.5 hp. Valentin retired. On 20 September, the weekend prior to the start of the race, a selection trial was run fro