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Graduate Management Admission Test

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, quantitative and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program. It requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra and arithmetic. According to the test-owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council, the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while addressing data sufficiency and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success, it can be taken no more than 8 times total. Attempts must be at least 16 days apart. GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council. More than 7,000 programs at 2,300+ graduate business schools around the world accept the GMAT as part of the selection criteria for their programs. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Finance programs and others.

The GMAT is administered in standardized test centers in 114 countries around the world. According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants despite the increasing acceptability of GRE scores. According to GMAC, it has continually performed validity studies to statistically verify that the exam predicts success in business school programs. In 1953, the organization now called the Graduate Management Admission Council began as an association of nine business schools, whose goal was to develop a standardized test to help business schools select qualified applicants. In the first year it was offered, the assessment. Used in admissions by 54 schools, the test is now used by more than 7,000 programs at 2,300 graduate business schools around the world. On June 5, 2012, GMAC introduced an integrated reasoning section to the exam that aims to measure a test taker's ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources.

The GMAT is intended to assess Verbal Reasoning skill, Quantitative Reasoning skill, Integrated Reasoning skill and Analytical Writing skill in English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program. In 2013, an independent research study considered three full-time MBA programs and reported that the GMAT Total score had a 0.29 correlation with the first-year GPA of the MBA programs while undergraduate GPA had a 0.35 correlation. When the GMAT Total score was combined with undergraduate GPA, the AACSB score provided the best predictive power for the first-year performance on MBA core courses. Another independent research study from 2015 reported that the GMAT Total score did not add predictive power after undergraduate GPA and work experience had been considered. However, the data used in that paper was based on a single MBA program, the methodology and results of the study were not verified. In 2017, GMAC conducted a large-scale validity study involving 28 graduate business programs, the results showed that the median correlation between the GMAT Total score and graduate GPA was 0.38, the median correlation between the GMAT IR score and graduate GPA was.27, the median correlation between undergraduate GPA and graduate GPA was.32.

The results showed that undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores jointly had 0.51 correlation with graduate GPA. The GMAT exam consists of four sections: an analytical writing assessment, an integrated reasoning section, a quantitative section, a verbal section. Total testing time is seven minutes. Test takers have 30 minutes for the analytical writing assessment and another 30 minutes to work through 12 questions, which have multiple parts, on the integrated reasoning section and are given 62 minutes to work through 31 questions in the quantitative section and another 65 minutes to get through 36 questions in the verbal section; the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT exam are both multiple-choice and are administered in the computer-adaptive format, adjusting to a test taker's level of ability. At the start of the quantitative and verbal sections, test takers are presented with a question of average difficulty; as questions are answered the computer presents the test taker with difficult questions and as questions are answered incorrectly the computer presents the test taker with questions of decreasing difficulty.

This process continues until test takers complete each section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of their ability level in that subject area and come up with a raw score for each section. On July 11, 2017, the GMAC announced that from now on the order in which the different parts of the GMAT are taken can be chosen at the beginning of the exam. Three options will be available at the test center: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing AssessmentIn April 2018, the GMAC shortened the test by half an hour, shortening the verbal and quantitative sections from 75 minutes each to 65 and 62 minutes and shortening some of the instruction screens; the AWA consists of a 30-minute writing task—analysis of an argument. It is important to be able to analyze the r

The Branch

The Branch is a 2.6-mile-long river located in the city of Keene, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Ashuelot River, itself a tributary of the Connecticut River, which flows to Long Island Sound. While itself a short river, The Branch is formed by the confluence of the much-longer Otter Brook and Minnewawa Brook and was sometimes considered in the past to be part of Otter Brook. A 1982 decision by the federal Board on Geographic Names established the name "The Branch". Variant names cited by the Board include "Branch of Ashuelot", "Otter Branch", "Otter Brook"; the Branch is paralleled for its entire length by New Hampshire Route 101. List of rivers of New Hampshire

Quiznation (American game show)

Quiznation was a live interactive game show on GSN. The official host was Shandi Finnessey, with Jessica York, Jeff Thisted filling in. Featured in the two-hour program were interactive games; the show aired from 12 midnight - 2 a.m. Eastern every Wednesday night through Saturday night; the program was nearly identical to the original PlayMania. On quiznation, the contestants were home viewers. American residents 18 or older could enter the contest by text messaging a request or using the network's website. Potential contestants may enter up to ten times per phone number on each show. After a few moments, a contestant is notified whether or not their entry is chosen to proceed to another random selection process. If an entry is selected in the second phase, the contestant will be called on his or her home or mobile phone, depending on the method of entry; the contestant will come on-air and be given a chance to play if the game lasts long enough. After a game is completed, the queue is cleared and a new entry is required.

GSN charges a $.99 fee for each text message entry, in addition to standard text messaging rates charged by the wireless provider. Entries on the website are free. Regardless of the method of entry, each entry has an equal chance of being selected. An entry does not guarantee an opportunity to appear on the show. Residents of certain states may be ineligible to play various entry methods. On February 20, 2007, PlayMania, the original GSN interactive game show, broke off into two separate programs, quiznation and 100 Winners. Collectively, the programs are known as the PlayMania Block. On March 10, Jessica York filled in for Finnessey, preparing to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars; the next week, the spot was filled in by Mel Peachey, host of 100 Winners, on March 17 and 18. Finnessey was eliminated from Dancing on April 3, she hosted every Friday during her tenure on the show. The April 1 episode began as if 100 Winners was airing live with Shandi Finnessey, who had never appeared on 100 Winners, hosting.

The first two "contestants" were asked questions "What show are you watching right now?" and "What is my name?", poking fun at the general ease of the answers on 100 Winners. Each "won" a $1,000 prize; the third question, "What day is today?", was answered by someone who said "April Fool's Day!". The program cut to that night's episode of quiznation, hosted by Peachey; the May 1 episode marked Finnessey's first time hosting 100 Winners. All three hosts appeared on the April 6 show. April 7 was Mel Peachey's "goodbye show". On the April 21 show, after a week of eliminations, Angelle Tymon was introduced as the new host on the PlayMania Block. Tymon hosted the second hour, taking over with her solo debut coming the following night, she serves as back-up host to Finnessey. A schedule change began May 6. A Sunday edition of 100 Winners aired in place of the scheduled quiznation. In its place, Thursdays will now feature an episode of quiznation; the May 18 edition featured the first appearance of The Price Is Right contestant coordinator Jeff Thisted as a new host.

By June 14, 2007, all scheduled airings of 100 Winners had been replaced with quiznation. The show has been indefinitely canceled from the programming schedule, as it is no longer referenced in the official rules of the PlayMania Block. In the month of June, Optimistic Entertainment, the co-producer of PlayMania Block, went into administration. On July 17, 2007, the Tuesday editions of quiznation were removed; the removal was to accommodate encore showings of Without Prejudice?. After September 2, 2007, the Sunday broadcast was removed as well over a year after it debuted; the record for the most money given away on quiznation is $4,700. It was won on September 2007 by a caller named Teresa. Quiznation aired its last episode, hosted by Jessica York, on October 31, 2007. Quiznation featured various minigames; the rewards for the games were cash prizes ranging from $100 – $1,000 in cash, sometimes reaching up to, over $2,000. There are a few methods quiznation employed to speed up a game or increase incentives for a game: Hints may be given by the host or the graphics operator to viewers Multiple guesses may be allowed The host could increase the prize amount as an incentive, or alternatively, a certain number of callers set by the host will be playing for extra incentives.

A "speed round", a period of time where callers are taken more than usual, may be exercised. To provide a sixth answer to the polling games, the host sometimes utilized the "play-along pad" to record their personal answer to the game; the person who guesses that answer receives $50 – $75 in addition to any prize they may win in the main game. These games were played in rotation on quiznation. Quiznation featured e-mails sent by viewers; each episode may have a requested theme for e-mails. The tone of the e-mails varied from serious to silly. Pictures may be encouraged to be included. Quiz channel PlayMania 100 Winners Quiznation Take the Cake PlayMania Block Official Site quiznation on IMDb

Defining equation (physics)

In physics, defining equations are equations that define new quantities in terms of base quantities. This article uses the current SI system of units, not characteristic units. Physical quantities and units follow the same hierarchy. Defining quantities is analogous to mixing colours, could be classified a similar way, although this is not standard. Primary colours are to base quantities. Mixing colours is analogous to combining quantities using mathematical operations, but colours could be for light or paint, analogously the system of units could be one of many forms: such as SI, CGS, old imperial units, a specific form of natural units or arbitrarily defined units characteristic to the physical system in consideration. The choice of a base system of quantities and units is arbitrary, it makes no sense to mix up different systems of units. Choosing a system of units, one system out of the SI, CGS etc. is like choosing whether use paint or light colours. In light of this analogy, primary definitions are base quantities with no defining equation, but defined standardized condition, "secondary" definitions are quantities defined purely in terms of base quantities, "tertiary" for quantities in terms of both base and "secondary" quantities, "quaternary" for quantities in terms of base, "secondary", "tertiary" quantities, so on.

Much of physics requires definitions to be made for the equations to make sense. Theoretical implications: Definitions are important since they can lead into new insights of a branch of physics. Two such examples occurred in classical physics; when entropy S was defined – the range of thermodynamics was extended by associating chaos and disorder with a numerical quantity that could relate to energy and temperature, leading to the understanding of the second thermodynamic law and statistical mechanics. The action functional an alternative formulation of classical mechanics to Newton's laws, now extends the range of modern physics in general – notably quantum mechanics, particle physics, general relativity. Analytical convenience: They allow other equations to be written more compactly and so allow easier mathematical manipulation. ExampleAs an example consider Ampère's circuital law in integral form for an arbitrary current carrying conductor in a vacuum: ∮ S ⁡ B ⋅ d l = μ 0 ∮ S ⁡ ⋅ d A using the constitutive definition B = μ 0 H, the current density definition I = ∮ S ⁡ J ⋅ d A for the displacement current density J d = ϵ 0 ∂ E ∂ t leading to the displacement current I d = ∮ S ⁡ J d ⋅ d A, we have ∮ S ⁡ B ⋅ d l = μ 0 ∮ S ⁡ J ⋅ d A + μ 0 ∮ S ⁡ J d ⋅ d A, ∮ S ⁡ H ⋅ d l = I + I d, simpler to write if the equation is the same.

Ease of comparison: They allow comparisons of measurements to be made when they might appear ambiguous and unclear otherwise. ExampleA basic example is mass density, it is not clear how compare how much matter constitutes a variety of substances given only their masses or only their volumes. Given both for each substance, the mass m per unit volume V, or mass density ρ provides a meaningful comparison between the substances, since for each, a fixed amount of volume will correspond to an amount of mass depending on the substance

Karapet II of Armenia

Catholicos Karapet II Oolnetzi was the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church between 1726 and 1729. Because of grave political and military situation in Armenia, it was not possible to elect a new Catholicos of All Armenians in Etchmiadzin following death of Catholicos Asdvadzadur I of Armenia. For that reason the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople Hovhannes IX organized an election in Constantinople and Garabed Oolnetzi was elected as Garabed II, Catholicos of All Armenians and he was consecrated on 27 February 1726 in the Mother of God church in Constantinople, he was seen by the Ottoman leaders as a trusted bridge to establish favorable relations with the new Ottoman administration of Eastern Armenia. The ordained catholicos, military situation permitting, left Constantinople in June 1727 on his way to Etchmiadzin on the way visiting many Armenian churches in the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire, he arrived in Etchmiadzin, the official seat of the Catholicos of all Armenians beginning of the year 1728.

He died after serving a year and few months. He was buried in 1729 at Echmiadzin. Catholicos Abraham II of Armenia was elected Catholicos of All Armenians in 1730 serving until 1734. Քրիստոնյա Հայաստան հանրագիտարան, Yerevan, 2002

Beyond the Front Line

Beyond the Front Line is a 2004 Finnish war film directed by Åke Lindman. The film is based on the diaries of Swedish-speaking Finnish soldiers who served in the Continuation War in 1942–1944. Tobias Zilliacus as Harry Järv Ilkka Heiskanen as Alpo Marttinen Christoffer Westerlund as Finholm Kim Gustafsson as Björk Martin Bahne as Lindblad Carl-Gustaf Wentzel as Forss Jan-Christian Söderholm as Helén Sampo Sarkola as Kaustinen Johan Rönneholm as Händig Joachim Thibblin as Söderman Oskar Silén as Mattas Paavo Kerosuo as Bror Östman Patrick Henriksen as Rosenlöf Peter Kanerva as Olof Fagerström Jan Korander as Löfman Official website in Finnish or Swedish Beyond the Front Line on IMDb