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Chad Little

Chad Little is an American former professional stock car racing driver. He holds a degree in marketing from Washington State University, a law degree from Gonzaga University. While attending Washington State University he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Little works at NASCAR as a managing director for technical inspection and officiating. Little had been director of the Camping World Truck Series, as well as the director of racing development for Mexico as well as the Whelen Modified Tour, he keeps regular office hours in the sanctioning body's research and development center in Concord, North Carolina. He was a part-time studio analyst for Speed Channel, he is the father of Jesse Little. Little began racing the short tracks in Washington in the mid-1980s, he soon began racing in the American Speed Association West late model series, the NASCAR Northwest Tour Series and the NASCAR Winston West Series. One year after being named the NASCAR Winston West Rookie of the Year, Little clinched that series' championship in 1987.

Little made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut in 1986 at Riverside International Raceway, driving the No. 28 Ford owned by George Jefferson. He finished 13th, he finished 35th after suffering engine failure. He ran both the Riverside races the next year; the following year, Little was eligible for NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors and signed to drive the No. 90 for Junie Donlavey. However, his best finish was an eighteenth, at the Coca-Cola 600, he was released early in the season. In 1989, he missed United Airlines Flight 232. About a third of the passengers aboard the flight perished during its emergency landing in Iowa. In 1990, Little and his father Chuck teamed to field their own entry, the No. 19 Ford sponsored by Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce. He had seven top-twenty finishes, garnering a 33rd-place points finish; the following season, Little made his first full-time attempt at winning the Cup championship, qualifying for 28 out of 29 races and posting a tenth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing 27th in points.

In 1992, Little signed to drive the No. 66 TropArctic Ford for Cale Yarborough, but was released six races into the season. He caught on to the No. 9 Ford fielded by Melling Racing, had an eighth-place finish at Talladega. He made his Busch Series debut that year and finishing 29th in the No. 37 Maxx Race Cards Oldsmobile at Watkins Glen International. In 1993, along with Greg Pollex and former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, formed Mark Rypien Motorsports, running the No. 23 If It's Paper-Bayer Select Ford on a limited basis that year, posting a second-place finish at Dover International Speedway. The next year, the team went full-time and Little had ten top-five finishes, finishing third in points, he drove the No. 97 Ford at the Daytona 500 that season, finishing 29th. In 1995, Little broke through and won six races during the course of the season, including the first two races of the season, at Daytona and Rockingham, finished second in points, behind Johnny Benson, his other wins were at Loudon, Charlotte and South Boston.

Little did not win a race the following season and slipped to sixth in points. He ran nine Cup races, five in Pollex's No. 97 Sterling Cowboy Pontiac Grand Prix, another four for Diamond Ridge Motorsports, posting a twentieth-place finish at Darlington Raceway, In 1997, Little returned to the Cup Series, running the No. 97 Pontiac for Pollex with a sponsorship from John Deere. He finished seventh at the Food City 500. Late in the year, Jack Roush purchased the team to be added to his stable for 1998. Little ended 1997 36th in points. In 1998, Little drove for Roush full-time with Jeff Hammond as crew chief. Running 32 out of 33 races, he had seven top-tens, including a second-place run at Texas, finishing behind Mark Martin, finished a career-high 15th in points, he was unable to duplicate that performance in 1999, posting just five top-tens and finishing 23rd in points. After just one top-ten in 2000, Roush announced. Late in the year, Little was pulled out of the car and replaced by his successor, Kurt Busch with Hammond still as crew chief.

During the season, he ran a handful of races in the Busch Series. Running the No. 30 for Innovative Motorsports, he was released and posted a top-ten in a one-race deal with PPI Motorsports. Little had 217 career Cup starts in all. In 2001, Little signed to drive the No. 74 Staff America Chevrolet Monte Carlo for BACE Motorsports in the Busch Series. He finished ninth in points, he started off 2002 running for BACE. He made his final Cup start in a BACE car at Dover that year, he has not run NASCAR since. In 2004, Chad called several Xfinity races from the booth. Chad provided competition support for the NASCAR Mexico Corona Series, became the tour director for the Whelen Modified Tour. Starting in 2013, Chad took on the role of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series managing director. On February 2, 2015, NASCAR announced that Little would be moving into a new role, as a managing director of technical inspection and officiating, his role as director was replaced by Elton Sawyer. Chad Little driver statistics at Racing-Reference Archived page

Life or Death (novel)

Life or Death is a crime novel by Australian author Michael Robotham. It won the 2015 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award; this is his first book to not involve either of his two main characters. Audie Palmer escapes from a Texas jail the day before the end of his ten-year sentence for armed robbery and second-degree murder, his friend Moss Webster is mysteriously released from the same prison and told to find Palmer and, if possible, the money missing from the robbery of the armoured van. Dedication: For Isabella Epitaphs:"Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – That is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would be easy to live." Albert Camus "To be, or not to be:, the question." William Shakespeare Jeff Popple in The Sydney Morning Herald found the novel, at its core, "a gripping thriller". Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times noted that the author "isn't at ease with the Texas vernacular, but he's responsive enough to the idiosyncrasies of the culture". 2015 winner Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award 2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards — Australian General Fiction Book of the Year

Frankfurt-Mainkur station

Frankfurt-Mainkur station is located on the Frankfurt-Hanau Railway between Frankfurt East station and Hanau Central Station in the Frankfurt district of Fechenheim in the German state of Hesse. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station; the station is located on the northern edge of the historic town of Fechenheim, on a street called An der Mainkur, which connects to a set of traffic islands on the Hanauer Landstrasse at the site of the former Main Cur customs house on the border between Frankfurt and the Electorate of Hesse. This location now has a tram stop of the Frankfurt network. Main Cur is now spelt as Mainkur; the Vilbeler Landstraße runs north from the station. It crossed a level crossing west of the station, now closed. An underpass, allows pedestrian and bicycle traffic to pass under the line; the original station building was opened in 1847 during the construction of the Frankfurt-Hanau Railway. Until the end of the War of 1866, when the Electorate of Hesse and the Free City of Frankfurt were annexed by Prussia, the station was a border station on the border between the two countries with customs clearance.

The current station building and freight shed were created between 1913 and 1918. Frankfurt-Mainkur station is managed by DB Service; the station building has been closed for years. The main hall is used by the L'Etoile restaurant for art exhibitions. Tickets are available only at the Rhine-Main Transport Association machines; the station has three platform tracks at two platforms, connected with each other by an underground passage. The station is served by Regionalbahn services and less by Regional-Express line 55 of the RMV from Frankfurt Central Station via Frankfurt South and Frankfurt East to Hanau Central Station, Aschaffenburg Central Station and Würzburg Central Station; as part of Deutsche Bahn's extensive station modernisation program, Frankfurt Mainkur station is to be renovated and developed. South of the station on the Mainkur roundabout on the Hanauer Landstrasse are the Mainkur Bahnhof tram and bus stops. North of the station are the Birsteiner Straße, Meerholzer Straße and Fuldaer Straße bus stops, which are accessible through the pedestrian underpass that has replaced the Vilbeler Landstraße at this point.

The Mainkur Bahnhof stop is served by tram line and bus routes F-41, 44, 551, 560 and N64. Birsteiner Straße bus stop is served by bus routes F-41, 44 and 551; the tickets of the RMV can be used on all rail services at Mainkur station. There are several parking lots in front of and next to the station building

Point of sale

The point of sale or point of purchase is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed. At the point of sale, the merchant calculates the amount owed by the customer, indicates that amount, may prepare an invoice for the customer, indicates the options for the customer to make payment, it is the point at which a customer makes a payment to the merchant in exchange for goods or after provision of a service. After receiving payment, the merchant may issue a receipt for the transaction, printed but can be dispensed with or sent electronically. To calculate the amount owed by a customer, the merchant may use various devices such as weighing scales, barcode scanners, cash registers. To make a payment, payment terminals, touch screens, other hardware and software options are available; the point of sale is referred to as the point of service because it is not just a point of sale but a point of return or customer order. POS terminal software may include features for additional functionality, such as inventory management, CRM, financials, or warehousing.

Businesses are adopting POS systems, one of the most obvious and compelling reasons is that a POS system does away with the need for price tags. Selling prices are linked to the product code of an item when adding stock, so the cashier needs to scan this code to process a sale. If there is a price change, this can be done through the inventory window. Other advantages include the ability to implement various types of discounts, a loyalty scheme for customers, more efficient stock control, these features are typical of all modern ePOS systems. Retailers and marketers will refer to the area around the checkout instead as the point of purchase when they are discussing it from the retailer's perspective; this is the case when planning and designing the area as well as when considering a marketing strategy and offers. Some point of sale vendors refer to their POS system as "retail management system", a more appropriate term given that this software is no longer just about processing sales but comes with many other capabilities such as inventory management, membership system, supplier record, issuing of purchase orders and stock transfers, hide barcode label creation, sale reporting and in some cases remote outlets networking or linkage, to name some major ones.

It is the term POS system rather than retail management system, in vogue among both end-users and vendors. The basic, fundamental definition of a POS System, is a system which allows the processing and recording of transactions between a company and their consumers, at the time in which goods and/or services are purchased. Early electronic cash registers were controlled with proprietary software and were limited in function and communication capability. In August 1973, IBM released the IBM 3650 and 3660 store systems that were, in essence, a mainframe computer used as a store controller that could control up to 128 IBM 3653/3663 point of sale registers; this system was the first commercial use of client-server technology, peer-to-peer communications, local area network simultaneous backup, remote initialization. By mid-1974, it was installed in Pathmark stores in New Dillard's department stores. One of the first microprocessor-controlled cash register systems was built by William Brobeck and Associates in 1974, for McDonald's Restaurants.

It used the Intel 8008, a early microprocessor. Each station in the restaurant had its own device which displayed the entire order for a customer — for example, Vanilla Shake, Large Fries, BigMac — using numeric keys and a button for every menu item. By pressing the button, a second or third order could be worked on while the first transaction was in progress; when the customer was ready to pay, the button would calculate the bill, including sales tax for any jurisdiction in the United States. This made it accurate for McDonald's and convenient for the servers and provided the restaurant owner with a check on the amount that should be in the cash drawers. Up to eight devices were connected to one of two interconnected computers so that printed reports and taxes could be handled from any desired device by putting it into Manager Mode. In addition to the error-correcting memory, accuracy was enhanced by having three copies of all important data with many numbers stored only as multiples of 3. Should one computer fail, the other could handle the entire store.

In 1986, Gene Mosher introduced the first graphical point of sale software featuring a touchscreen interface under the ViewTouch trademark on the 16-bit Atari 520ST color computer. It featured a color touchscreen widget-driven interface that allowed configuration of widgets representing menu items without low level programming; the ViewTouch point of sale software was first demonstrated in public at Fall Comdex, 1986, in Las Vegas Nevada to large crowds visiting the Atari Computer booth. This was the first commercially available POS system with a widget-driven color graphic touch screen interface and was installed in several restaurants in the US and Canada. In 1986, IBM introduced its 468x series of POS equipment based on Digital Research's Concurrent DOS 286 and FlexOS 1.xx, a modular real-time multi-tasking multi-user operating system. A wide range of POS applications have been developed on platforms such as Unix; the availability of local processing power, local data storage and graphical user interface made it possible to develop flexible and highly

FC Dunav Ruse

FC Dunav is a Bulgarian association football club based in Ruse, which competes in the First Professional League, the top flight of the Bulgarian football league system. Part of a larger sports branch, Dunav were established on February 16, 1949 as a merger of two local football clubs in the city and Rusenets. Nicknamed The Dragons, Dunav's home colours are sky white. Named after the Danube River, on the banks of which the city of Ruse is situated, the club plays its home matches at the local Gradski stadion, which has a seating capacity of 13,000 spectators. Among the club's most notable achievements are a final in the Bulgarian championship in 1937, a First League fourth place in 1975, 1989 and 2017, four domestic cup finals in 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1962 respectively. Dunav’s financial situation has been unstable in recent years, despite the club playing in the top tier. During the winter break of the 2019-20 season, Dunav owners stated that the team might face administrative relegation if a new income source is not provided on time.

Over the course of its history, the club carried a variety of different names such as Sava, Levski, Angel Kanchev, Rusenets, Spartak, DNA, Torpedo and Partizanin. Dunav played in the A Group over a number of seasons between 1937–1940, 1951, 1956, 1958–67, 1968–73, 1974–77, 1984–86, 1988–91 and 1996–98, before being relegated again. Following years of several movements between lower divisions, a decent squad, established by playing manager Engibar Engibarov at the time won the Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League in 2003–04 and for the next season they gained promotion to the B PFG after a long-term absence in the amateur divisions, it was to be their first appearance in professional football since the club was relegated from the A Group in 1991. From January 5, 2006 until October 2 of the same year, Dunav were managed by Ferario Spasov, he acquired some well-known footballers and loaned talented players from Litex Lovech in an unsuccessful attempt to reach the first division again. The 2009–10 season in the B Group was narrow for the club as the dream of reaching the A Group became a reality.

Dunav finished the first half of the season in first place, leaving behind the teams of Kaliakra Kavarna and Nesebar. The second half of the season started well and the team was in a row with a couple of significant wins, but they won only one game in their last 7 matches and failed to gain promotion to the top flight. In the following years, Dunav again failed to impress and was seen as a middle table club in the final ranking of the B Group. In 2010–11, the club was left by some of its good players, as a result of ongoing financial difficulties in the team. Dunav subsequently withdrew from the B Group in February 2011, after being unable to reduce its financial debts to the municipality and a majority of its squad players. A few days the club announced bankruptcy and was dissolved. In 2011, Dr. Simeon Simeonov established a new entity under the name Dunav 2010, approved by the BFU to start from the lowest levels of Bulgarian football; the team obtained license and after several court decisions in the following months, it regained the traditions and history of its predecessor.

In 2015, the club was promoted to the second division. In 2016, Dunav 2010 became champions of the 2015-16 B Group and were promoted to the top flight for the first time since 1991, 25 years after their last participation, they completed in the debut season of the newly renamed Bulgarian First League. Their first year in the BFL was an instant success, as they finished fourth and qualified for Europa League. On an international basis, Dunav's debut entry in the European club competitions dates back to the 1975-76 UEFA Cup, where they were drawn against Roma of the Italian Serie A. Dunav were subsequently eliminated after a 2–0 defeat in Rome and a notable 1–0 win over the Italian team in Ruse. In 2017, they managed to secure a spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League after a prolonged period of European absence, but were eliminated by Irtysh Pavlodar after an overall 0–3 loss in both legs. First League: 4th place: 1974–75, 2016–17Second League: Winners: 1950, 1954, 1957, 1968, 1974, 2015–16Third League: Winners: 2014-15Fourth League: Winners: 2010-11Bulgarian Cup: Runners-up: 1961–62Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League: Winners: 2004, 2015 UEFA Europa League First round: 1975–76 First Qualifying Round: 2017-18 As of 14 February 2020 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019 and Transfers winter 2019–20. Up to five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the Bulgarian First Professional League however only three can be used in a match day; those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for 5 years. Paytashev, Rumen. Svetovna Futbolna Entsiklopediya. Sofia: KK Trud. p. 126. ISBN 954-528-201-0. Official website