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Object Management Group

The Object Management Group is a computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a range of technologies; the goal of the OMG was a common portable and interoperable object model with methods and data that work using all types of development environments on all types of platforms. The group provides only specifications, not implementations, but before a specification can be accepted as a standard by the group, the members of the submitter team must guarantee that they will bring a conforming product to market within a year. This is an attempt to prevent unimplemented standards. Other private companies or open source groups are encouraged to produce conforming products and OMG is attempting to develop mechanisms to enforce true interoperability. OMG hosts four technical meetings per year for interested nonmembers; the Technical Meetings provide a neutral forum to discuss and adopt standards that enable software interoperability. Founded in 1989 by eleven companies, OMG's initial focus was to create a heterogeneous distributed object standard.

The founding executive team included John Slitz. Current leadership includes Chairman and CEO Richard Soley, President and COO Bill Hoffman and Vice President and Technical Director Larry L. Johnson. Since 2000, the group's international headquarters has been located in Massachusetts. In 1997, the Unified Modeling Language was added to the list of OMG adopted technologies. UML is a standardized general-purpose modeling language in the field of object-oriented software engineering. In June 2005, the Business Process Management Initiative and OMG announced the merger of their respective Business Process Management activities to form the Business Modeling and Integration Domain Task Force. In 2006 the Business Process Model and Notation was adopted as a standard by OMG. In 2007 the Business Motivation Model was adopted as a standard by the OMG; the BMM is a metamodel that provides a vocabulary for corporate governance and strategic planning and is relevant to businesses undertaking governance, regulatory compliance, business transformation and strategic planning activities.

In 2009 OMG, together with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon launched the Consortium of IT Software Quality. In 2011 OMG formed the Cloud Standards Customer Council. Founding sponsors included CA, IBM, Kaavo and Software AG; the CSCC is an OMG end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, drilling down into the standards and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. In September 2011, the OMG Board of Directors voted to adopt the Vector Signal and Image Processing Library as the latest OMG specification. Work for adopting the specification was led by Mentor Graphics' Embedded Software Division, RunTime Computing Solutions, The Mitre Corporation as well as the High Performance Embedded Computing Software Initiative. VSIPL is an application programming interface. VSIPL and VSIPL + + contain functions used for other computations; these functions include basic arithmetic, transcendental, signal processing, linear algebra, image processing.

The VSIPL family of libraries has been implemented by multiple vendors for a range of processor architectures, including x86, PowerPC, NVIDIA GPUs. VSIPL and VSIPL++ are designed to maintain portability across a range of processor architectures. Additionally, VSIPL++ was designed from the start to include support for parallelism. Late 2012 early 2013, the group's Board of Directors adopted the Automated Function Point specification; the push for adoption was led by the Consortium for IT Software Quality. AFP provides a standard for automating the popular function point measure according to the counting guidelines of the International Function Point User Group. On March 27 2014, OMG announced it would be managing the newly formed Industrial Internet Consortium. Of the many standards maintained by the OMG, 11 have been ratified as ISO standards; these standards are: Official website

2008 Connecticut Sun season

The 2008 WNBA season was their tenth season and their sixth in Connecticut. The Sun advanced to the WNBA Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. Lindsay Whalen was a key contributor to the club, averaging 14.0 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, 5.4 assists per game. The following player was lost in the Atlanta Dream expansion draft: Erika DeSouza August 27: The Sun signed Svetlana Abrosimova and waived Jolene Anderson. June 27: The Sun waived Kamesha Hairston. May 15: The Sun waived Cori Chambers. May 7: The Sun waived Jessica Foley, Tracy Gahan and Christina Quaye. May 6: The Sun waived Meredith Alexis and Natalie Berglin. April 28: The Sun waived Crystal Erwin, Laura Hall and Jessica Richter. April 23: The Sun waived Antoinette Upshaw. March 20: The Sun signed Tracy Gahan to a training camp contract. March 7: The Sun signed Sandrine Gruda. March 5: The Sun signed Jessica Foley to a training camp contract. March 3: The Sun signed Natalie Berglin and Kerri Gardin to training camp contracts.

February 19: The Sun re-signed free agents Lindsay Whalen and Jamie Carey. In the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Sun had to face the New York Liberty. Since the Sun had the better record, the series would be played with game 1 at New York, game 2 at Connecticut, game 3 at Connecticut; the Liberty won the first game. The Sun were eliminated from the playoffs. For the sixth consecutive season, the Sun advance to the playoffs. For the second consecutive season, the Sun do not advance to the Eastern Conference Finals; this table shows how the Sun rank compared to the other teams in the league: Head Coach Mike Thibault was named 2008 WNBA Coach of the Year. Lindsay Whalen was named to the All-WNBA First Team. Asjha Jones was named to the All-WNBA Second Team. Amber Holt was named to the All-Rookie Team. Lindsay Whalen was given the Peak Performer award for leading the league in assists per game. Lindsay Whalen was the second player in WNBA history to average at least 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists per game for the season.

Only Nikki Teasley has accomplished this feat. Lindsay Whalen was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of May 27, 2008. Asjha Jones was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 30, 2008. Lindsay Whalen was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 14, 2008. Asjha Jones was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 28, 2008. A sellout for a basketball game at Mohegan Sun Arena is 9,518


A jobawi is a type of traditional Korean winter cap with earflaps, worn by women and was made of silk. Since its first appearance in the late Joseon period, it has been worn as a substitute for the ayam. Although the jobawi was worn by the upper class as well as by commoners, it was used by the yangban aristocracy of that time as a decorative headgear when they went out. In addition, the jobawi was worn not only as formal headgear, but for special occasions. Though a wearer was not in formal attire, if she wore a jobawi, the overall outfit could be considered as simple formal clothing; the jobawi does not cover the top of the head just like other unisex winter caps such as the ayam and the pungcha. But it covers the forehead and the ears on the sides with round earflaps to protect against the cold; the outer surface is made of several varieties of silk called sa or dan while its inner surface is made of dan, myeongju, or cotton. Tassels are attached to both back side of the jobawi; some jobawi were decorated with accessories made from silver, agate or other gems on the left and right side of the forehead as well as on the bottom part of the back side.

The front and back of the jobawi's top are loosely linked by a string which either consists of coral beads or is made of silver strings in a floral or simple braid. There were jobawi embroidered with beads or adorned with geumbak which were worn by children or young females; the patterns of the geumbak were flowers or letters in hanja reading bugwi, subok, or gangnyeong. This decoration was on the edge of the jobawi. At present, baby girls wear such jobawi on the occasion of their doljanchi, which celebrates their first birthday. Ayam Nambawi Pungcha Hwagwan Mob cap Hanbok Yu Hui-gyeong. Research on Korean Costume. Ewha Women's University Publishing

Jacob Jensen

Jacob Jensen, was a Danish industrial designer best known for his work with Bang & Olufsen. Jensen designed numerous popular high-end consumer products, developing a functional minimalism style that formed a prominent part of the Danish modern movement. In 1958 he founded the Jacob Jensen Design Studio. Jensen designed for other brands including Alcatel, Boform, General Electric, International Gift Corporation, JO-JO, Rodenstock and Stentofon, his works have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, have received numerous design awards. Jacob Jensen was born in 1926 in Copenhagen. Son of Todd and Raquel Jensen, he left school after the seventh grade and completed training as an upholsterer. In 1947 he began working in his father's shop. In 1948 he attended the School of Arts and Crafts where he enrolled in the furniture design department. In 1952 he became the first student to graduate from the institution's Industrial Design program, which focused on mass-produced objects for everyday use.

From 1952 to 1958, Jensen worked at Copenhagen studio Bjørn as an industrial designer. During his time there he designed various works including the Margrethe Bowl for company Rosti, which became Jensen's first financial success; this was followed by a period in New York City working with Raymond Loewy. He spent some time in Chicago with industrial design firm Latham, Tyler & Jensen. In 1964 he started working as a designer for Olufsen. During this time Jensen became known for designing audio components of characteristic styles that involved 2-dimensional flattened surfaces with streamlined silver and black designs, he worked in collaboration with various other companies where he designed wristwatches, kitchen appliances, telephones and other products. Jensen is credited with developing the B&O design style, still used today. Many of Jensen's designs have been included in permanent design collections at museums around the world. Jacob Jensen died on May 2015 in Virksund, Denmark. In 1964 Jensen started working as chief product designer for Bang & Olufsen, an established Danish manufacturer of high-end home electronic products.

By 1970s, Bang & Olufsen had received numerous awards for its product designs. The company devised a new slogan, “We think differently,”, meant to embody the characteristics that made Bang & Olufsen different from other companies at the time; the company's new products and slogan led to an identification of what Bang & Olufsen referred to as the Seven Corporate Identity Components. These principles, which underpinned an approach to the company's product design, included Authenticity, Credibility, Essentiality and Inventiveness. Through his time at Bang & Olufsen, Jensen developed over 200 products for the company. During this time he established a minimalistic and severe design style that became characteristic of his product designs, his style involved using brushed aluminium and black plastic, smooth surfaces, futuristic controls, simple shapes for products including amplifiers, tuners and other products. He redesigned standard knobs and dials, replacing them with clear-plastic panels, wafer-thin push buttons, other innovative elements.

Jensen is recognized as Bang & Olufsen’s minimal design idiom, worked with the company until 1991. In 1958 Jensen opened his own studio in Copenhagen. During this time Jensen designed for General Electric. In 1966, Jacob Jensen Design moved to its present location in Hejlskov, where he designed over 200 products; this included radios, speakers and other artefacts. Jensen’s son, Timothy Jacob Jensen, became his father’s apprentice in 1978. In 1990, Timothy Jacob Jensen took over the management of the Jacob Jensen Design Studio. In 1990, his son Timothy Jacob Jensen became chief executive and chief designer of Jacob Jensen Design studio, expanded the company internationally, his son manages the Jacob Jensen Design studio. The studio continues to focus on industrial design, has branches in Denmark and Thailand. Jacob Jensen is considered a prominent contributor to the mid-century Danish Modern movement, alongside Danish artists including Mogens Koch, Jørn Utzon, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen. Using influences from Raymond Loewy’s consumer-friendly designs and his experience designing for Bang & Olufsen, Jensen merged International design and the Maya principle.

He labeled this design language “Different but not strange.” Jensen applied this design language to brands including Alcatel, General Electric, JO-JO, Stentofon. Jensen's maxim was that household objects deserve the same attention as luxurious of high-end consumer gadgets. Jensen described his approach to design as analogous to: “constructing a fountain pen, writing a poem, producing a play or designing a locomotive, all demand the same components, the same ingredients: perspective, new ideas and first and foremost, the ability to rework infinitely and over; that ‘over and over’ is for me the cruelest torture.” "The only way I can work," he continued, "is to make 30-40 models. The question is, when do you find the right one? My method is, when I have reached a point where I think, O. K. that’s it, there it is, I put the model on a table in the living room, illuminate it, otherwise spend the evening as usual, go to bed. The next morning I go in and look at it, knowing with 100 per

Super League Test series

The Super League Test series was a three-test match series between the Great Britain Lions and Super League's Australian national team held during November 1997 in England. Named the British Gas Test series due to sponsorship from Centrica's British Gas brand, it went to a decider in the third test, won by Australia; the Australian side consisted only of players from the 1997 Telstra Cup season, with none from the 1997 Optus Cup season. England's Rugby Football League on the other hand, aligned with the Super League since 1995, does count the series' games as genuine test matches in their player records. Coming off the disaster of the Lions 1996 Oceania tour where the team won its tests against Papua New Guinea and Fiji, but lost all 3 tests against New Zealand and indeed did not win a game on the New Zealand leg of the tour, The Lions were looking for redemption; the British team were attempting to win their first series against Australia since 1970 and their first home series win against Australia since 1959.

Lions fullback/winger Jason Robinson was the only player from both teams, not a Super League aligned player having signed an ARL contract in 1995 at the height of the Super League war. Robinson had in fact played for a Rest of the World team in a test against the Australian Kangaroos earlier in 1997. Although contracted to them, the ARL did not object to Robinson's selection for Great Britain. Robinson had been controversially left off Great Britain's 1996 Oceania tour by the RFL due to his ARL contract; the three tests took place at the following venues. This was Australia's first visit to Wembley Stadium since the ARL-only Kangaroos' 16–8 win over England in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup Final, it was the 6th and final time the Australians would play at the famous venue until the 2011 Rugby League Four Nations when they played England at the new Wembley Stadium. Great Britain on the other hand, were hoping for a repeat of their Wembley victories over Australia to begin both the 1990 and 1994 Ashes Series.

An Australian team drawn from the rebel Super League competition was much too good for a Britain team coached by former Great Britain international Andy Goodway and captained by giant Wigan lock forward Andy Farrell. Former Aussie international John Lang was coach of the Australians with the team captained by Laurie Daley, a veteran of the successful 1990 and 1994 Kangaroo tours, one of only five players in the team who had played a test at Wembley. Future great of the game Darren Lockyer made his international debut for Australia at fullback; this would be the last rugby league Test match played at the old Wembley Stadium, demolished in 2003. The victory giving Australia a 6–4 record at the famous old stadium dating back to the last game of the 1929–30 Kangaroo Tour when Australia defeated Wales 26–10 in what was the first rugby league international played at Wembley; the Kangaroos would next get to play Wembley in October 2011, that time at the new Wembley Stadium when they defeated England 36–20 in the 2011 Four Nations.

This game remains the only time that an Australian team has lost at Old Trafford since first playing at the "Theatre of Dreams" in 1986. Great Britain dropped three players following their first test defeat. Martin Crompton was sacked from the squad after failing to report to training. Gordon Tallis was sin-binned for dissent in the second half. Andy Farrell was credited for inspiring the British to victory; the Australian's wrapped up the Super League Test series with a 37–20 win over the Lions at Elland Road in Leeds. The Australians extended their unbeaten run against Great Britain at Elland Road in Leeds, having won all four of their games with the Lions played at the stadium since 1986. Great Britain vs Australia SL 1997 at

Universe 17

Universe 17 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the last volume in the seventeen-volume Universe anthology series. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in June 1987; the book collects short stories by various science fiction authors. "Second Going" "Mencken Stuff" "Lapidary Nights" "The Man Who Watched the Glaciers Run" "Pliny's Commentaries" "In the Tower" The anthology placed fourth in the 1988 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology. "Second Going" placed twenty-third in the 1988 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette. "Lapidary Nights" placed twenty-fourth in the 1988 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story