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Firepower (video game)

For the named tank game, see Fire Power. Firepower is a video game of the combat flight simulation genre released in 2004 as an add on to enhance Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe. Firepower adds 18 new aircraft bringing the total of 36 military aircraft to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe. Firepower adds 50 new historical type missions, new ordnance and improved graphic effects to Microsoft's combat flight simulation; the aircraft in Firepower include the B-17 Flying Fortress models F and G, B-29A Superfortress, Arado 234B Blitz, Dewoitine D.520 fighter, Dornier 217M medium bomber, Dornier 217N night fighter, He-162A Salamander, Me334, Me410A Schnellbomber, Me410B-2 R-3 zerstorer, Me410B-2 U-2 R-4 zerstorer, Me410B-2 U-4 zerstorer, P-40N Warhawk, Ta-154 Moskito, Ta-152C1 R31, Ta-152H-1, Ta-183 Huckebein Interceptor, Avro Lancaster Mk III heavy bomber, Ho-229 V5 Supersonic Fighter /bomber, Avro Lancaster GS heavy bomber, a B-24J Liberator. What's interesting in Shockwave Production's add on to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe is the vast increase in the amount of available World War II military aircraft in the European Theater of Operations.

There are 4 new bombers in which the player can man different aircrew positions. It can be interesting to use the bombsight to drop newly added ordnance onto a target like the Little Boy, Fat Man, German radiological dirty bombs or the Tallboy bomb; however some of these aircraft are hypothetical the German designs some of which never saw aerial combat during World War II. So is the German ordnance hypothetical as well. Another feature in this add on is that you can fly bombers in a formation, with FLAK effects when under enemy anti aircraft fire. Twenty-five missions of the Memphis Belle B-17 Flying Fortress are included in this add on. One thing that's lacking though is a sophisticated simulation of the Norden Bombsight which B-17 Flying Fortress the Mighty 8th has a decent representation of albeit not emulating the Norden computer, it's gyrostabilizer and ancillary equipment. Instead the Bombsight in Firepower is fixed. So, this is workable in the simulation add on with a fixed sight but it takes a lot of practice.

Firepower is one of the most popular add ons to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3. Aircraft Powerpack Wings of Power: World War II Heavy Bombers and Jets Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe B-17 Flying Fortress Shockwave Productions,Inc. Website Shockwave Forum and update patches Microsoft Games for Windows Firepower at MobyGames Review at GameSpot

Tensor product of representations

In mathematics, the tensor product of representations is a tensor product of vector spaces underlying representations together with the factor-wise group action on the product. This construction, together with the Clebsch–Gordan procedure, can be used to generate additional irreducible representations if one knows a few. If V 1, V 2 are linear representations of a group G their tensor product is the tensor product of vector spaces V 1 ⊗ V 2 with the linear action of G uniquely determined by the condition that g ⋅ = ⊗ for all v 1 ∈ V 1 and v 2 ∈ V 2. Although not every element of V 1 ⊗ V 2 is expressible in the form v 1 ⊗ v 2, the universal property of the tensor product operation guarantees that this action is well defined. In the language of homomorphisms, if the actions of G on V 1 and V 2 are given by homomorphisms Π 1: G → GL ⁡ and Π 2: G → GL ⁡ the tensor product representation is given by the homomorphism Π 1 ⊗ Π 2: G → GL ⁡ given by Π 1 ⊗ Π 2 = Π 1 ⊗ Π 2,where Π 1 ⊗ Π 2 is the tensor product of linear maps.

One can extend the notion of tensor products to any finite number of representations. If V is a linear representation of a group G with the above linear action, the tensor algebra T is an algebraic representation of G. If and are representations of a Lie algebra g the tensor product of these representations is given by the map π 1 ⊗ π 2: g → End ⁡ given by π 1 ⊗ π 2 = π 1 ⊗ I + I ⊗ π 2; the motivation for this definition comes from the case in which π 1 and π 2 come from representations Π 1 and Π 2 of a Lie group G. In that case, a simple computation shows that the Lie algebra representation associated to Π 1 ⊗ Π 2 is given by the preceding formula. If and are representations of a group G, let Hom ⁡ denote the space of all linear maps from V 1 to V 2. Hom ⁡ ( V

2004 enlargement of the European Union

The largest expansion of the European Union, in terms of territory, number of states, population took place in 2004. It occurred on 1 May 2004; the simultaneous accessions concerned the following countries: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia. Seven of these were part of the former Eastern Bloc, one of the former Yugoslavia, the remaining two were Mediterranean islands and former British colonies. Part of the same wave of enlargement was the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, who were unable to join in 2004, according to the Commission, constitute part of the fifth enlargement. With the end of the Second World War in 1945, Europe found itself divided between a capitalist Western Bloc and a communist Eastern Bloc, as well as Third World neutral countries; the European Economic Community was created in 1957 between six countries within the Western Bloc and expanded to twelve countries across Europe. European communist countries had a looser economic grouping with the USSR known as Comecon.

To the south there was a non-aligned communist federated country – Yugoslavia. In 1989, the Cold War between the two superpowers was coming to an end, with the USSR's influence over communist Europe collapsing; as the communist states began their transition to free market democracies, aligning to Euro-Atlantic integration, the question of enlargement into the continent was thrust onto the EEC's agenda. The Phare strategy was launched soon after to adapt more the structure of the Central and Eastern European countries to the European Economic Community. One of the major tools of this strategy was the Regional Quality Assurance Program which started in 1993 to help the PECO States implement the New Approach in their economy; the Acquis Communautaire contained 3,000 directives and some 100,000 pages in the Official Journal of the European Union to be transposed. It demanded a lot of administrative work and immense economic change, raised major cultural problems – e.g. new legal concepts and language consistency problems.

Copenhagen criteria Nuclear plants. Malta held a non-binding referendum on 8 March 2003; the Treaty of Accession 2003 was signed on 16 April 2003, at the Stoa of Attalus in Athens, between the then-EU members and the ten acceding countries. The text amended the main EU treaties, including the Qualified Majority Voting of the Council of the European Union; the treaty was entered into force on 1 May 2004 amid ceremonies around Europe. European leaders met in Dublin for fireworks and a flag-raising ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin, the Irish presidential residence. At the same time, citizens across Ireland enjoyed a nationwide celebration styled as the Day of Welcomes. President Romano Prodi took part in celebrations on the Italian-Slovenian border at the divided town of Gorizia/Nova Gorica, at the German-Polish border, the EU flag was raised and Ode to Joy was sung and there was a laser show in Malta among the various other celebrations. Limerick, Ireland's third largest City, hosted Slovenia as one of ten Cities and Towns to individually welcome the ten accession countries.

The Slovenian Prime Minister Anton Rop was Guest Speaker at a business luncheon hosted by Limerick Chamber. 1 EU Association Agreement type: Europe Agreement for the states of the Fifth Enlargement. As of May 2011, there are no longer any special restrictions on the free movement of citizens of these new member states. With their original accession to the EU, free movement of people between all 25 states would have applied. However, due to concerns of mass migration from the new members to the old EU-15, some transitional restrictions were put in place. Mobility within the EU-15 and within the new states functioned as normal. Between the old and new states, transitional restrictions up to 1 May 2011 could be put in place, EU workers still had a preferential right over non-EU workers in looking for jobs if restrictions were placed upon their country. No restrictions were placed on Malta; the following restrictions were put in place by each country. Work permits still needed for all countries. In Austria, to be employed the worker needs to have been employed for more than a year in his home country prior to accession.

Germany had bilateral quotas. Cyprus: No restrictions. Malta: No restrictions on its workers, but does have the right to migration into the country. Netherlands: Initially against restrictions, but tightened up its policies in early 2004 and said it would tighten its policies if more than 22,000 workers arrived per year. Finland: 2 years of transitional arrangements where a work permit would be granted only where a Finnish national cannot be found for the job. Does not apply to students, part-time workers, people living in Finland for non-work purposes, people who were living in Finland for a year or people who would be entitled to work anyway if they were from a third country. Denmark: Two years where only full-time workers can get a work permit, if they had a residence permit. Worker

Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)

"Silver Lining" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Jessie J. The track written by Diane Warren is the main theme of the film Silver Linings Playbook; the song with gentle piano melody was released on iTunes on 16 November 2012. The song was leaked on the net on 29 October 2012. "So…:) @Diane_Warren was asked to write the leading soundtrack song for a new movie called #SilverLining and so @Diane_Warren wrote #crazyboutyou," Jessie J tweeted about the leak. "Then.. @Diane_Warren asked me to sing It for the movie *happy dance* obvs I said yes." The music video was directed by Andrew Logan and was premiered on 20 November 2012. In the accompanying music video, Jessie J opens by posing on a chair in a skin color leotard with images and lyrics flashing across her. Images and scenes from the movie and images of Jessie in a haltered white top play while Jessie sings, she sings with a white background and in a short dress for the last part of the video. Daniella Graham by Metro commented "Silver Lining is a simple love song, providing another opportunity for Jessie to showcase her impressive vocal talents.

While not as memorable as some of her most famous efforts, the track will keep Jessie's fan base happy and provides the perfect soundtrack to Silver Linings Playbook". Katherine Simmons gave the song a positive review stating: "The young diva isn't quite explosive on this song, but in her softer side she is a strong vocalist who makes this single charming enough to be in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart"; the song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, held on 26 January 2014. Digital download"Silver Lining" – 3:53 "Silver Lining" official music video on YouTube

Rock gegen Rechts

Rock gegen Rechts is the motto of concerts and festivals held irregularly against far-right politics as a form of political demonstration in Germany and Austria. Udo Lindenberg called his events Rock gegen rechte Gewalt. Other names for such events have included Wir sind mehr in Chemnitz in 2018; the first Rock gegen Rechts festival was held on 16 June 1979 in Frankfurt in response to a Germany-wide event of the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands. It was inspired by the British Rock Against Racism; the festival took place at a former airport. It was directed against a meeting and demonstration of the NPD, planned for the same day, similar to one which had attracted 3,000 people to march through the centre of Frankfurt the previous year; the festival was permitted. However, 40,000 people ignored the ban and demonstrated, tolerated by the police and went peacefully. Visitors reached the festival in a Sternmarsch, a demonstration march from different starting points. 50,000 people listened to music by the Bots from the Netherlands, Schmetterlinge from Vienna, Misty from England, Guru Guru, the Michael Sagmeister Trio and Missus Beastly, among others.

The festival's success led to further concerts throughout Germany. A second festival was held at the same location a year on 16 and 17 June 1980. Beginning in the 1990s, the motto "Rock gegen Rechts" was used for smaller political festivals. Udo Lindenberg named his events Rock gegen rechte Gewalt. On 2 December 2011, Udo Lindenberg, Sigmar Gabriel and the town of Jena organised a rock concert against the far-right terror of the Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund and their supporters. Called Rock'n' Roll-Arena Jena – Für die bunte Republik Deutschland, it attracted 50,000 people. Performers included, besides Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, Julia Neigel and Clueso; the first such concert in Düsseldorf was held on 3 August 2013 at the Volksgarten, with free admission. In the last several years, performers have included Sidi Wacho and Rotfront; the stabbing of a man in Chemnitz on 26 August 2018 led to demonstrations against immigrants, involving around 6,000 people in xenophobic riots. A concert was organised, conceived as a counter demonstration and titled "Wir sind mehr".

The local band Kraftklub played for around 65,000 listeners, with artists including Die Toten Hosen, Feine Sahne Fischfilet, K. I. Z, Marteria and Trettmann. Ochsenköppe stoppen - Vor 25 Jahren: "Rock gegen Rechts"-Festival in Frankfurt WDR, 16 June 2004 #Wirsindmehr – Chemnitz: Was bringen Konzerte gegen Rechtsextremismus? MDR Kultur, 3 September 2018 #wirsindmehr - Chemnitz on YouTube. 3 September 2018