Free Party Salzburg
Free Party Salzburg is a political party in Austria active in the Bundesland of Salzburg. The FPS was established in June 2015 as a split from the Freedom Party of Austria. Prior to the split conflicts had occurred between the FPÖ's federal party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the former chairman of the Salzburg state branch Karl Schnell. On 9 June 2015, Strache expelled the previous acting as national party chairman Rupert Doppler from the FPÖ. Five of the six FPÖ MPs in Salzburg Parliament, as well as two Members of Parliament and a Federal Councillor joined. Between the FPS and the FPÖ's remaining Salzburg state branch, a conflict over the party name and the allocation of subsidies developed. Called Freiheitliche Partei Salzburgs, the party had to change its name after a court had ruled that it was too similar to the FPÖ's name. In the Austrian legislative election, 2017 the party participated nationwide as Free List Austria. For the legislative election 2017, the FLÖ has set three main goals: stopping Islamic immigration, introducing direct democracy and exiting the European Union.
First-person shooter is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective. The genre shares common traits with other shooter games, which in turn makes it fall under the heading action game. Since the genre's inception, advanced 3D and pseudo-3D graphics have challenged hardware development, multiplayer gaming has been integral; the first-person shooter genre has been traced as far back as Maze War, development of which began in 1973, 1974's Spasim. And after more playful titles like MIDI Maze in 1987, the genre coalesced into a more violent form with 1992's Wolfenstein 3D, credited with creating the genre's basic archetype upon which subsequent titles were based. One such title, the progenitor of the genre's wider mainstream acceptance and popularity was Doom, one of the most influential games in this genre. Corridor shooter was another common name for the genre in its early years, since processing limitations of the era's hardware meant that most of the action in the games had to take place in enclosed areas.1998's Half-Life—along with its 2004 sequel Half-Life 2—enhanced the narrative and puzzle elements.
In 1999, the Half-Life mod Counter-Strike was released and, together with Doom, is one of the most influential first-person shooters. GoldenEye 007, released in 1997, was a landmark first-person shooter for home consoles, while the Halo series heightened the console's commercial and critical appeal as a platform for first-person shooter titles. In the 21st century, the first-person shooter is the most commercially viable video game genre, in 2016, shooters accounted for over 27% of all video game sales. Several first-person shooters have been popular games for eSports and competitive gaming competitions as well. First-person shooters are a type of three-dimensional shooter game, featuring a first-person point of view with which the player sees the action through the eyes of the player character, they are unlike third-person shooters, in which the player can see the character they are controlling. The primary design element is combat involving firearms. First person-shooter games are often categorized as being distinct from light gun shooters, a similar genre with a first-person perspective which use light gun peripherals, in contrast to first-person shooters which use conventional input devices for movement.
Another difference is that first-person light-gun shooters like Virtua Cop feature "on-rails" movement, whereas first-person shooters like Doom give the player more freedom to roam. The first-person shooter may be considered a distinct genre itself, or a type of shooter game, in turn a subgenre of the wider action game genre. Following the release of Doom in 1993, games in this style were termed "Doom clones". Wolfenstein 3D, released in 1992, the year before Doom, has been credited with introducing the genre, but critics have since identified similar though less advanced games developed as far back as 1973. There are occasional disagreements regarding the specific design elements which constitute a first-person shooter. For example, Deus Ex or BioShock may be considered as first-person shooters, but may be considered role-playing video games as they borrow from this genre extensively. Certain puzzle games like Portal are called first-person shooters, but lack any direct combat or shooting element, instead using the first-person perspective to help immerse players within the game to help solve puzzles.
Some commentators extend the definition to include combat flight simulators where the cockpit or vehicle takes place of the hands and weapons. Like most shooter games, first-person shooters involve an avatar, one or more ranged weapons, a varying number of enemies; because they take place in a 3D environment, these games tend to be somewhat more realistic than 2D shooter games, have more accurate representations of gravity, lighting and collisions. First-person shooters played on personal computers are most controlled with a combination of a keyboard and mouse; this system has been claimed as superior to that found in console games, which use two analog sticks: one used for running and sidestepping, the other for looking and aiming. It is common to display the character's hands and weaponry in the main view, with a head-up display showing health and location details, it is possible to overlay a map of the surrounding area. First-person shooters focus on action gameplay, with fast-paced and bloody firefights, though some place a greater emphasis on narrative, problem-solving and logic puzzles.
In addition to shooting, melee combat may be used extensively. In some games, melee weapons are powerful, a reward for the risk the player must take in maneuvering his character into close proximity to the enemy. In other situations, a melee weapon may be necessary as a last resort. "Tactical shooters" are more realistic, require teamwork and strategy to succeed. First-person shooters give players a choice of weapons, which have a large impact on how the player will approach the game; some game designs have realistic models of actual existing or historical weapons, incorporating their rate of fire, magazine size, ammunition amount and accuracy. Other first-person shooter games may incorporate imaginative variations of weapons, including future prototypes, "alien te
The Fabulous Picture Show
The Fabulous Picture Show is a television series on Al Jazeera English dedicated to international films. It is presented by Al Jazeera entertainment editor Amanda Palmer; the show features reports and interviews with filmmakers and actors, with a focus on independent and international cinema. It covers international film festivals around the world. FPS is presented from Everyman Cinema in London, where the featured guest has a dialogue with Palmer and answers questions from the audience after a screening of his/her film. Palmer joined the yet-to-be-launched Al Jazeera English in 2005 to lead the channel's entertainment programming, she created two programs for the network: 48, focusing on travel and culture, The Fabulous Picture Show. FPS launched in November 2006 alongside Al Jazeera English. Official site The Fabulous Picture Show on IMDb
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 3)
The third season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered in the United States on NBC on September 28, 2003 and ended May 23, 2004. The DVD was released in the United States on September 14, 2004. Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames Jamey Sheridan as Captain James Deakins Courtney B. Vance as ADA Ron Carver Samantha Buck as Detective G. Lynn Bishop. Buck temporarily replaced Kathryn Erbe. Detective Bishop is introduced in episode 5, "Pravda," as the temporary partner of Det. Robert Goren, she was assigned to the Major Case Squad of the New York City Police Department due to Det. Alexandra Eames volunteering to serve as a surrogate mother for her sister's baby. Bishop's shield number is 6141 - legible in the episode titled, "F. P. S.". Goren's unorthodox ways of solving a case was something Eames had become accustomed to. However, Bishop found Goren's methods difficult to keep up with resulting in an lack of chemistry between them. Goren further exacerbated the situation by making unfavorable comparisons between Eames.
Det. Bishop's final appearance was in episode 11, "Mad Hops."
Facilities Protection Service
The Facilities Protection Service is an Iraqi paramilitary force tasked with the fixed site protection of Iraqi Government buildings and personnel. The FPS includes Electricity Police and Port Security, it works for all Iraqi government ministries and governmental agencies, but its standards are set and enforced by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior. It can be hired to protect private property; as of December 2005, the Coalition no longer provides material or logistical support to the FPS. The FPS consists of more than 150,000 Facility Protection Service personnel and over 26,000 contract security guards who work for 26 ministries, eight independent directorates and the Central Bank of Iraq. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some of them are responsible for violent crimes. PM Maliki has announced a reform to consolidate all Facilities Protection Service personnel into a unified organization responsible to the MOI; these act in two capacities: as security guards at government buildings and as Personal Security Details to protect important government officials.
This number includes 2,200 Diplomatic Protection Service guards charged with protecting foreign embassies in Iraq. There are an estimated 17,800 FPS personnel who working for the MOI. Half of them work in Baghdad; the MOI’s FPS has established better regulation and discipline than have FPS staff in other ministries, a higher proportion of them half, have completed the Facility Protection Service basic training course. The majority of the FPS staff consists of former Iraqi military personnel and former security guards; the FPS will now secure public facilities such as hospitals and power stations within their district. Once trained, the guards work with US military and coalition forces protecting critical sites like schools and power plants. Being part of the Baath Party is not disqualifier on joining the Facility Protection Service or working elsewhere with coalition forces; the FPS are paid on either on a contract basis or according to a civil pay scale, lower than that of the Police or the New Iraqi Army.
The starting salary of an FPS guard is 83,000ID per month and FPS guards receive an additional 96,000ID per month in hazardous duty pay. The Iraqi government has created a national headquarters for the FPS, began to codify the relationships among the different ministries’ FPS forces, standardized the uniforms and vehicle markings, training and conditions of service, responsibilities. Eight reviewing committees were established to assess the current status of the organization and to make recommendations for future change; as of August 2003 more than 4,000 Iraqis had been hired. As of mid-October 2003 20,000 members were protecting more than 240 sites; as of 15 February 2004, there were more than 70,000 guards on duty. As of October 14, 2006, they wear brassards. They are armed with AK-47's, PKMs, Glock 19 pistols, individual body armor, high-frequency radios and medium pick-up trucks, mid-sized SUVs; the FPS' vehicles are provided by private organizations. Allegations were made by Ellen Knickmeyer of the Washington Post Foreign Service on Saturday, October 14, 2006.
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily allege that the Iraqi Militias Take Refuge in Facilities Protection Service, They state that former Iraqi army General Harith al-Fahad claims that the FPS consists of the various militias who are padding the payroll of the FPS. Iraqi Army Iraqi Air Force Iraqi Navy Iraqi security forces Iraqi National Guard Military ranks of IraqMilitary transition team CPAORD_27_Establishment_of_the_Facilities_Protection_Svc FPS at Coalition Provisional Authority FPS at Global security FPS at Global Guerillas Deflem and Suzanne Sutphin. 2006. "Policing Post-War Iraq: Insurgency, Civilian Police, the Reconstruction of Society." Sociological Focus 39265-283. Iraqi police deaths'hit 12,000' Reforming the Iraqi Interior Ministry and Facilities Protection Service IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT FPS at Brussels Tribunal
Frontal Protection System
A Frontal Protection System is a device fitted to the front end of a vehicle to protect both pedestrians and cyclists who are involved in the unfortunate event of a front-end collision with a vehicle. After public concerns about the safety of bull bars led to governmental pressure on SUV and 4x4 vehicle manufacturers, the Transport Research Laboratory developed a series of tests designed to ensure that minimum safety standards are met on vehicles fitted with them; this test has now become embodied within European Directive 2005/66/EC, coming into force in May 2007. Outlawing traditional metal fabricated bull bars, the new legislation has led to the development of more pedestrian-friendly products. Various manufacturers have undertaken development using energy absorbing materials; however the overhead of testing has prevented many designs from coming to market. The terminology "Frontal Protection System" derives from three terms: Frontal, adj. Of, relating to, directed toward or situated at the front.
Protection, n. The action of protecting or the state of being protected, or a thing that protects. System, n. A set of things working together as a mechanism or a network. An FPS attaches to the front of a vehicle like a bull bar, but is made of a technical composite of energy-absorbing materials; the composite technology offers an interim solution to vehicle designers, assisting them to meet EC Directive 2003/102/EC Phase 2. Testing in 2001 showed. Studies carried out by MIRA, one of the UK's leading testing-facilities, may have proved that the latest development of a vehicle Frontal Protection System can make many 4x4 vehicles safer in the event of front-end collisions with pedestrians or cyclists. Calculations based on these tests show that if fitted to a current large 4x4 vehicle, an FPS could save lives and reduce serious pedestrian-injuries; this legislation amounts to a de facto ban on Frontal Protection Systems, due to the high cost of compliance and type testing, the sheer complexity of the law.
The type testing procedure can be seen here. At least one small manufacturer of FPS has ceased production in the UK due to the costs of testing exceeding £100,000 per design, they now sell winch bumpers made from solid steel instead. The company behind the push for the change in the law, Concept Mouldings Ltd went bankrupt due to these high costs of testing. Directive 2005/66/EC was repealed effective 24 November 2009. Pedestrian safety through vehicle design http://www.frontalprotectionsystems.eu European Directive Vehicle Certification Authority Department of transport Transport Research Laboratory EuroNCAP RAC Foundation Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre TUV International UK
Five Point Someone
Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT is a 2004 novel written by Indian author Chetan Bhagat. The book sold more than a million copies worldwide; the popular Hindi movie 3 Idiots is based on this book. The book is narrated by Hari, with some small passages by his friends Ryan and Alok, as well as a letter by Hari's girlfriend Neha Cherian, it deals with the lives of the 3 friends, whose elation on making it to one of the best engineering colleges in India is deflated by the rigor and monotony of the academic work. Most of the book deals with the numerous attempts by the trio to cope with and/or beat the system as well as Hari's fling with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. Cherian, the domineering head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of their college, it takes some dark turns every now and especially when it comes to the families of the protagonists. Most of the action, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the creative Ryan lamenting how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else.
Uninspiring teaching and numerous assignments add to their woes, though the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Veera, the new fluid mechanics professor. Hari Kumar is the narrator of the story. While he talks about others a lot he doesn't talk about himself. Hari lacks confidence and is bad at vivas, he is dating daughter of Professor Cherian. He isn't attractive and is a'loser' like Alok. R. Madhavan plays Farhan Qureshi, a character based on Hari in 3 Idiots while Srikanth plays the role in the Tamil remake Nanban, he is rich and likes original ideas. He cares a lot for his friends and claims not to love his parents though he hints he misses them every now and then, his character is played by Aamir Khan as Ranchoddas "Rancho" Shamaldas Chanchad / Phunsukh Wangdu and Vijay as Panjavan Paariventhan / Kozakshi Pasapugazh in the film adaptations. He is a'cry baby', fat and a loser as claimed by his friend Ryan, his family is poor and he is in IIT for them. His sister is not getting married. In the start of the story he dislikes Ryan as he is always having fun and not studying but, after he comes back after breaking friendship with Ryan and Hari, his perspective about Ryan changes.
Alok is played by Sharman Joshi as Raju Rastogi in the movie 3 Idiots and by Jiiva in Nanban. The book is published by Prabhat Prakash, it set a record by being purchased by 30,000 people in one month, has gone on to become a top seller in Hindi. Despite its commercial success, the book was universally panned by contemporary book critics in India, with some calling it' fast food literature'. Many discarded it as'Bollywood on paper' referring to its over the top nature; this book was made into 3 Idiots in Hindi and Nanban in Tamil. The names of the characters and their attributes were changed. Both the films were not full adaptations of the books, as many of the scenes from the book, including the climax, were changed in the films. Ryan Oberoi: Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad aka Phunsukh Wangdu /Panchavan Parivendan aka Kosaksi Pasupugazh, – A young and wealthy college going student, passionate about engineering. Though Rancho wants to be an engineer, he leans more towards inventing rather than seeking for a job in an MNC unlike his other college-mates.
According to him, one's profession should be something he or she loves doing, irrespective of how much it pays. He keeps stating throughout the film that one should run after excellence, not after success. Rancho believes in the concept of "All Is Well", in which people should focus on the present and live it as it is, instead of worrying over the future. There are many significant differences between the Ryan and Rancho characters, both in their background and attitudes. Hari Kumar: Farhan Qureshi /Venkat Ramakrishnan – The narrator of the story, a young college going student who loves wildlife photography, but is being forced by his parents to become an engineer. Hari's background was not elaborated upon. However, Hari seemed to be auto-biographical and the "Krish" character in Chetan Bhagat's 2 States would provide greater details about Hari's background. Alok Gupta: Raju Rastogi /Sevarkodi Senthil – A young and insecure college going student who isn't confident enough to deal with problems in life all by himself and always relies on God.
Raju's only mission in life is to pull his family out of poverty, improve their economic status and get his elder sister married. This character is similar to the one in the book. Prof. Cherian: Viru Sahastrabuddhe /Virumaandi Santhanam – A hugely competitive, efficient and disciplined man, running the Imperial College of Engineering for the last three decades, he believes that life is the ones who are not efficient about work and time get crushed. He sneers at Rancho's concept of studying for knowledge rather than marks and spars with him and his friends due to this, he is known as "Virus" among the students. Virus has a greater role at the college when compared to Prof. Cherian. Neha Cherian: Pia Sahastrabuddhe /Ria Santhanam – A young, beautiful