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Hide-and-seek

Hide-and-seek, or hide-and-go-seek, is a popular children's game in which any number of players conceal themselves in a set environment, to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one player chosen closing their eyes and counting to a predetermined number while the other players hide. After reaching this number, the player, "it" calls "Ready or not, here I come!" or "Coming, ready or not!" and attempts to locate all concealed players. The game can end in one of several ways; the most common way of ending is the player chosen. Another common variation has the seeker counting at "home base". In Ohio, a hider must yell "free" when he touches base or he can still be tagged out, but if the seeker tags another player before reaching home base, that person becomes "it", or "the seeker". The game is an example of an oral tradition, as it is passed by children. Different versions of the game are played under a variety of names. One variant is called "Sardines", in which only one person hides and the others must find them, hiding with them when they do so.

The hiding places become progressively more cramped, like sardines in a tin. The last person to find the hiding group is the loser, becomes the hider for the next round. A. M. Burrage calls this version of the game "Smee" in his 1931 ghost story of the same name. In some versions of the game, after the first hider is caught or if no other players can be found over a period of time, the seeker calls out a pre-agreed phrase to signal the other hiders to return to base for the next round. In another version, when hiders are caught they help the seeker locate the remaining hiders; the original term is "All ye all ye, come for free". Over the years this term has taken on various phrases, the most popular is "Olly olly oxen free". In one variant, once all hiders have been located, the game becomes a game of tag where the seeker chases after all the other players and the first person tagged becomes the seeker for the next round. In another, the hiders who are found help the seeker track down the remaining hiders, but the first person to be found becomes the next seeker.

In another variant the game is called "Chase". It plays only after dusk. Two teams—the hiders and the seekers—are each composed of two or more players. There is a central home base from which the seekers count and hiders must return to without being tagged by a seeker in order to be considered "free" to hide again. All players dress in black. No flashlights are allowed; the only lights in the playing field are those from natural lighting. The goal is for the hiders to take advantage of camouflage of the shadows in the surrounding area; the game is meant to be stealth. When a hider is caught—tagged by a seeker—the hider does not get to hide again and must remain on home base. If a hider returns home "free" without being tagged they can hide again in the next round representing their team; when all hiders are caught the hiders become the seekers and the seekers become the hiders. Hiders cannot leave the boundaries of the playing field or else are "caught" or "out" from the round; the origins of this version arose in Greece, New York, in 1976 and had a large following through the end of 1989.

Its popularity waned in the 1990s. In some parts of Australia, the game is called "44 Homes"; the hiders hide until they are spotted by the seeker, who chants, "Forty, forty, I see you". Once spotted, the hider must touch it before they are "tipped" by the seeker. If tagged, that hider becomes the new seeker. In North India, hide-and-seek is played differently—if any of the hiders touch the seeker and says "Dhappa" without being spotted the seeker has to restart the round and count again; the first hider spotted becounse the seeker for the next round. Different locations may use different phrases, such as "Chappa" and "icepies", or alter when the seeker can be touched; the seeker is sometimes known as "Dianer". In Brazil and Russia, when the seeker spots a hider, they both race to the spot where the seeker was counting. Hide-and-seek is sometimes played at night in a field, or a house with the lights off. Hide and seek world championship named "Nascondino World Championship" is the unique international hide-and-seek competition, a team play for adults, with non-diversified categories by gender.

Born in 2010 in the Italian city of Bergamo, it is held annually in summer. The game is a derivative of the Italian version of hide and seek, "nascondino", takes place on a playground in the open air, set up with artificial and natural hideouts; the seventh competition took place with 70 teams from 11 countries. Princess and monster game Search game Sepak Tekong Media related to Hide and seek at Wikimedia Commons

Before These Crowded Streets

Before These Crowded Streets is the third studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released on April 28, 1998. It was the last official album by the group to be produced by longtime producer Steve Lillywhite until 2012's Away from the World and their first album recorded at The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito, California; the album title is taken from the lyrics of the song "The Dreaming Tree." It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts after selling 421,000 units in its first week of release knocking the Titanic soundtrack from the top spot after a run of 16 consecutive weeks at #1. Special guest Tim Reynolds is featured on all tracks. Several short musical interludes appear between songs: A clip in which LeRoi Moore is heard answering his cell phone follows "Rapunzel." A clip of flute music follows "Don't Drink the Water." A string passage by the Kronos Quartet serves as a segue from "Halloween" to "The Stone." An outtake featuring Bela Fleck and Alanis Morissette follows "The Stone." A clip of "Doobie Thing" an early DMB instrumental song, follows "The Dreaming Tree."

A clip of "Anyone Seen the Bridge?", a live show transition song, a short excerpt of "Deed is Done," an unreleased song from the previous tour, follows "Pig." A clip now referred to as "The Last Stop Reprise" follows "Spoon." Songs that were recorded during the sessions, but were not included on the final cut: "Help Myself" – Licensed for the Scream 2 soundtrack in lieu of "Halloween", which the band decided was too good to leave off the album. "Don't Burn the Pig" – Evolved into "Pig" during the sessions. "Get in Line" "MacHead" "#40" "MacHead" was a song recorded during the album's sessions, but it was never completed, so did not make the album. Producer Steve Lillywhite named the song, claiming it sounded like a cross between the sound of Paul McCartney and Radiohead; the song's existence is only known from an image on the 1999 fan calendar with a list of the working titles of the other songs on this album and from an alleged meeting in which Jake Vigliotti claims to have heard said recording."

Is a song that we were working on for These Crowded Streets and it's a song that we just never got to completion before we finished the album. Who knows, maybe one of these days we'll finish it and record it again, but we finished the album before we finished the song." Some fans familiar with the idea of "MacHead" speculated it had been developed and added to the band's catalog. They speculate that "MacHead" developed into "Bartender", which debuted in January 1999 at a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert just months after the April'98 release of Before These Crowded Streets. In November 2009, Jake Vigliotti claims to have heard 6 different demo takes of "Machead" from an early 1997 recording session for the album confirming its existence to the fan community. In a 2010 interview with Cali from CBS Radio, Stefan Lessard was asked to give his thoughts on Machead, he replied that "Machead's this little number that I believe was the last song to make it on Before These Crowded Streets and I think there's a recording I have of it somewhere.

So it's just finding a recording of it and listening to it and that's on our homework list." As of May 2018, no official recording has surfaced

4th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment

4th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment was formed in 1970 as part of the 7 original battalions specified in The Ulster Defence Regiment Act 1969, which received Royal Assent on 18 December 1969 and was brought into force on 1 January 1970. It was amalgamated with the 6th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment in 1992 to form the 4th/6th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment. Along with the other six original battalions, 4 UDR commenced operational duties on 1 April 1970; the first training Major was Major KW Battison of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Part of his job was to find accommodation for the various companies of the new battalion and, where possible, accommodation was sought in army bases. While the old Ulster Special Constabulary platoon huts were vacant and available, to have used those would have highlighted the continuity in personnel between the B Specials and the UDR; this reached 87 % in the highest of all UDR battalions. The battalion was based in the ladies' rest room of the Territorial Army centre in Enniskillen but was moved to Grosvenor Barracks, Enniskillen, where a new "hardened" barracks was built underground, to withstand mortar attack.

The modified barracks was opened by Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster in 1991. Most patrols from Grosvenor Barracks went out by boat; because of the danger of ambush, vehicles were only used in the urban area around Enniskillen. County Fermanagh is surrounded on three sides by the Republic of Ireland. Boat patrols were common. See: Ulster Defence Regiment Uniform, armament & equipment Protestant and Catholic soldiers were both intimidated out of the regiment. Following the introduction of internment however more Catholic soldiers found themselves the subject of intimidation from within their own community. In Enniskillen one member of the conrate guard was Catholic; some of his neighbours came to his home in the early hours of the morning and beat him as well as scrubbing his face with a hard brush. He was a frail man but was beaten black and blue and his face badly damaged by the brush, he resigned from the battalion the next day. On 1 March 1971, 43-year-old Thomas Fletcher was abducted from his home at Frevagh near Garrison, County Fermanagh and killed a short distance away with 22 shots being fired into him, witnessed by his wife.

Within five days of this other soldiers of the 4th Battalion who lived in the Garrison area and had been threatened by the IRA, abandoned their homes and farms near the border. On 3 September 1971, Private Frank Veitch, aged 23, a farmer, was on duty outside Kinawley police station, he was killed by five shots fired from a passing car. He was the first soldier from the 4th Battalion to be killed and the second from the regiment to be killed in action. Private Tommy. R. Bullock Age 53, 21 September 1972, he and his Wife were shot at home as they watched TV by the IRA. Mrs Bullock was shot dead at the front porch, The gunmen stepped over her body and went inside to kill her husband. Category:Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers Category:Ulster Defence Regiment officers Ulster Defence Regiment List of battalions and locations of the Ulster Defence Regiment A Testimony to Courage – the Regimental History of the Ulster Defence Regiment 1969–1992, John Potter, Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2001, ISBN 0-85052-819-4 The Ulster Defence Regiment: An Instrument of Peace?, Chris Ryder 1991 ISBN 0-413-64800-1 Lost Lives, David McKittrick, Mainstream, 2004, ISBN 184018504X

Cosmopterix attenuatella

Cosmopterix attenuatella is a moth of the family Cosmopterigidae described by Francis Walker in 1864. It is distributed in the tropics and subtropics of both the Old and New World, including the United States, the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Tobago, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina, the Canary Islands, the Galápagos Islands, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles and Saint Helena; the wingspan is about 9 mm. There are two generations per year in the south of the temperate zone and more overlapping generations in the tropics, because here adults can be found throughout the year; the larvae feed on Poaceae, Cyperus Scirpus species. They mine the leaves of their host plant; the mine has the form of a blotch that descends from close to the tip of the leaf, occupying the entire width of the leaf. Older parts are shrivelled, while youngest parts are yellow; the frass is black. Pupation takes place in an elongate white cocoon within the mine

2012–13 Liga Nacional Superior de Voleibol Femenino

The 2012–13 Liga Nacional Superior de Voleibol Femenino or 2012-13 LNSVF was the 9th official season of the Peruvian Volleyball League. Universidad César Vallejo won the league championship and qualified to the Women's South American Volleyball Club Championship; the 2012-13 season uses the same format as the previous edition, the first round is a double round robyn pool between all teams, after the round, the top 8 move on to the quarterfinal play-offs. The first round is a Round-Robyn system where all 12 teams will play once against the other 11 in home-and-away matches making a total of 132 matches in the round. Pool standing procedure 1. Match points 2. Numbers of matches won 3. Sets ratio 4. Points ratio Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser Ranking; the final round of the tournament is a knockout stage, teams play the quarterfinals seeded according to how they finished ranking-wise in the second round.

This round is played best-out-of-three games, for a team to move on to the next stage, they have to win twice against the opposite team. LNSV

Bongard problem

A Bongard problem is a kind of puzzle invented by the Russian computer scientist Mikhail Moiseevich Bongard in the mid-1960s. They were published in his 1967 book on pattern recognition; the objective is to spot the differences between the two sides. Bongard, in the introduction of the book credits the ideas in it to a group including M. N. Vaintsvaig, V. V. Maksimov, M. S. Smirnov; the idea of a Bongard problem is to present two sets of simple diagrams, say A and B. All the diagrams from set A have a common factor or attribute, lacking in all the diagrams of set B; the problem is to find, or to formulate, the common factor. The problems were popularised by their occurrence in the 1979 book Gödel, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter, himself a composer of Bongard problems. Bongard problems are at the heart of the game Zendo. Many computational architectures have been devised to solve Bongard problems, the most extensive of which being Phaeaco, by Harry Foundalis, who left the field in 2008 due to ethical concerns regarding machines that can pass as human.

He has since returned, because suicide bombers pose the same threat without AI. Bongard, M. M.. Pattern Recognition. Rochelle Park, N. J.: Hayden Book Co. Spartan Books. Maksimov, V. V.. Система, обучающаяся классификации геометрических изображений, in Моделирование Обучения и Поведения, M. S. Smirnov, V. V. Maksimov, Moskva. Hofstadter, D. R.. Gödel, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. New York: Basic Books. Montalvo, F. S.. Diagram Understanding: the Intersection of Computer Vision and Graphics. M. I. T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, A. I. Memo 873, November 1985. Saito, K. and Nakano, R. A Concept Learning Algorithm with Adaptive Search. Proceedings of Machine Intelligence 14 Workshop. Oxford University Press. See pp. 347–363. Hofstadter, D. R. and the Fluid Analogies Research Group. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought. New York: Basic Books. Hofstadter, D. R.. On Seeing A’s and Seeing As. Stanford Humanities Review 4/2 pp. 109–121. Hofstadter, D. R.. Le Ton beau de Marot.

New York: Basic Books. Linhares, A.. A glimpse at the metaphysics of Bongard problems. Artificial Intelligence, Volume 121, Issue 1-2, pp. 251–270. Foundalis, H.. Phaeaco: A Cognitive Architecture Inspired by Bongard’s Problems. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, Indiana. Anastasiade, J. and Szalwinski, C.. Building Computer-Based Tutors to Help Learners Solve Ill-Structured Problems. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Telecommunications 2010. Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Pp. 3726–3732. Index of Bongard problems