Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids is a party video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game is a spinoff in the Rayman series, was released in November 2006; the game consists of 75 minigames. The game was released for the Wii, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 systems, with a different version released for Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS; the game spawned a subseries, with the first sequel, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, being released in November 2007. As of April 2014, the series had sold over 14 million units worldwide; the game features two different modes of play -'Story mode' and'Score mode'. In story mode the game follows fifteen days of Rayman's imprisonment by the Rabbids; each day, Rayman must complete at least three trials, followed by one special “boss trial”, such as a first-person rail shooter using plungers, or a racing game in which the player controls a warthog and uses a flyswatter as a riding crop. Completing trials earns Rayman various costumes and matching music, including Gangsta, Disco, Caramba, Rock'n'Roll, DeeJay, Bunny.
Trial completion earns plungers and after accumulating enough, Rayman builds a ladder up the edge of his jail cell and escapes to freedom. In Score mode, the player can repeat past trials in an attempt to improve their score or can play the game as a multiplayer party game. Minigames fall into one of four categories: Bunny Hunt, Challenges, and'Shake your Booty!' dancing. Bunny Hunt comprises first-person rail shooter stages, all appearing in Story Mode as "boss" stages that the player may play for Score, Time, or Survival with the goal of obtaining the highest score possible with only one life. Two players can participate in Co-op Bunny Hunt; the Sports minigames can be played for Workout, which requires rapid movement of the Wii Remote, Precision, which involves the controls of the remote. Sports minigames include'Get Going!' Racing stages, including four warthog racing games and a skydiving race. Challenges are various games found in Score Mode which must be played one after the other with the goal of a high combined score in a Triathlon, Pentathlon, or Decathlon.
The'Shake your Booty!' Category are found in Story Mode each day. There are "Skill" minigames that do not fall under any of the other categories. Variations of the mini-games are featured in the DS version. Games such as "Feed the bunnies", "Ghost hunt", "Bunny invasion", "Stop the mines" and "Super Rabbid" are used; the stylus is used unlike the rest of the gameplay. The Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions of the game are, unlike their console counterparts, traditional platformers. In the Game Boy Advance version, the costumes that Rayman acquires give him special abilities, such as using the Granny oufit to sneak past cameras, or the DeeJay outfit to break open vents; the Nintendo DS version allows players to use the stylus to perform certain actions, such as controlling wind or setting rabbits on fire. The Rabbids are the common enemy in this game, their technology varies from advanced giant robots to close combat tools such as plungers and feather dusters. Characters do not have the voice acting, first used in Rayman 2: The Great Escape.
Instead, the voices become regular gibberish, except for a few words like "Hey" and "Wow", or "Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!". Besides the Rabbids, there are warthogs, seen in the game's warthog races, various other animals. One of the minigames requires the player to point the members of the same species out; the game begins with a cut-scene showing Rayman having a picnic with the local Globox kids. Their picnic is interrupted when an earthquake erupts and the Globox kids sink into the ground while 3 Rabbids appear in their place, their commander Sergueï kidnaps Rayman and throws him in an arena with angry Rabbids, several of whom are armed. Rayman must complete his first trials now, afterwards Sergueï takes him to his cell and gives him a plunger; the Rabbids jeer him, but as Rayman completes more trials, they grow bored, he becomes popular among the Rabbids and they cheer him on, in addition to making his jail cell more hospitable. Rayman amasses a collection of plungers as rewards for completing the trials.
By building a ladder out of all his plungers to reach the window, Rayman manages to escape and free himself. Once liberated, he remembers the Globox kids and attempts to return through one of the Rabbid holes to rescue them, but winds up getting stuck in the hole. In a post-credits scene, Rayman is still stuck in the hole through the night, sheep come to eat the leftovers of his picnic; the game began development in the Ubisoft Pictures studio. The studio head Michel Ancel sketched an initial concept for a rabbit character, from there, the idea of a mass invasion of bunnies grew; the team began work on a traditional action game platformer tentatively titled Rayman 4. However, upon receiving development kits from Nintendo, the team began focusing on implementing a wide range of gameplay types and another project called Rayman 4 was in development for next generation consoles with Michel Ancel being involved unlike last game Rayman 3 where he was just a creative advisor; the game would have released on PS3 Xbox 360 Wii and PC but was cancelled by E3 2006 in favour Raving Rabids spin off series.
When it became clear that these were not going to fit into a traditional platformer game, Rayman Raving Rabbids was altered to become a game consisting
Stephen Mark "Steve" Saleen is an American businessman and former racing driver. He is best known for being the founder and former vice chairman of Saleen, Inc. named Saleen Autosport, an OEM manufacturer of specialty vehicles including the Saleen S7 and modified Ford Mustangs. Born in Inglewood, a 1967 graduate of Whittier High School in Whittier, Saleen worked at his father's manufacturing business before attending the University of Southern California and graduating with a degree in business. With an interest in fast cars sparked by his father's purchase of a Porsche, Steve joined the Porsche Owners Club and worked his way up through the ranks of club racing, which led to a career in professional racing, he entered the Formula Atlantic series where, in 1980, he finished third in the final standings behind eventual champion Jacques Villeneuve. He progressed on to the SCCA Trans-Am Series in 1982. From here, a passion for one of Ford's most famous automobiles begin to manifest itself. Saleen formed Saleen Autosport in 1983 and set to building the first Saleen Mustang, equipped with special aerodynamic and handling packages and a redesigned interior.
The car was completed in 1984 and was tested against the world's top sports cars with great success, finishing first in its class at the Mosport 24-hour race that year. In 1995, Saleen formed a race team with comedian Tim Allen and fellow race driver Bob Bondurant, called Saleen/Allen "RRR" Speedlab; the team raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCCA World Challenge, with Saleen and Allen themselves as the drivers. In 1996, Saleen was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame. In March 2007 Steve Saleen resigned from Saleen, Inc. the company he founded in 1984, to pursue other business opportunities in the automotive sector. On March 13, 2008 Steve Saleen announced the formation of "SMS Supercars", Lifestyle Performance Automobiles. Through the years of building the reputation behind each automotive company brand, Saleen maintained close participation throughout product development and marketing, he announced that the focus of SMS is with the high-end of the American Muscle Car and Global Supercar markets.
In April 2009, Saleen announced that SMS Supercars will voluntarily honor the warranties of vehicles manufactured by the now-defunct Saleen, Inc. Nearly 5 years after resigning from Saleen, Inc. on April 2, 2012 Steve Saleen announced that he is once again associated with the Saleen automotive brand. Saleen lives in Coto de Caza, with his wife Elizabeth, he has 3 adult children all of whom work for SMS Supercars. Saleen's three adult children worked for him at Saleen, Inc prior to his departure from that company. Saleen Site SMS Supercars Site
Double R Racing
Double R Racing is a motor racing team, which races in Formula Three and other junior levels of formula racing including the MSA Formula Championship for the 2016 season. The team was formed in November 2004 as Räikkönen Robertson Racing by McLaren Formula One driver and 2007 world champion with Ferrari, Kimi Räikkönen, his race manager Steve Robertson, a former Formula Three driver, it is based in Woking, site of the McLaren manufacturing facility, it is managed by Anthony "Boyo" Hieatt. When the team was announced, it was confirmed that Räikkönen Robertson would compete in the British F3 International Series, in the Championship Class from the 2005 season. In this first season, the two Dallara F305 Mugen-Hondas were driven by British driver Dan Clarke, Brazilian Bruno Senna; this saw the team fare well, with Clarke taking the team's maiden win at Castle Combe, as well as five other podium finishes, going on to finish 5th in the Championship, while Senna scored three podium finishes, finished in 10th position in the standings.
At the BP Ultimate Masters at Zandvoort, Räikkönen Robertson only entered Senna, who qualified 18th but failed to finish, while at the Macau Grand Prix, Räikkönen Robertson again only entered one car, with Clarke appearing for Formula Three Euroseries team Prema, instead. Senna qualified 22nd around the tight, twisty Circuito da Guia, although he failed to finish in either the qualifying race or the Grand Prix itself. For the 2006 season, Räikkönen Robertson changed their engine supplier to Mercedes HWA, upgraded to Dallara's F306 chassis, replaced Champ Car-bound Clarke with Mike Conway, who finished 3rd in British F3 in 2005 and Stephen Jelley, to team up with Senna, as they looked to make a serious assault on the overall Series title; the season started well, with Senna winning both races at Oulton Park. After winning the next race at Donington Park as well, the Brazilian had a useful lead at the championship; however a serious crash at Snetterton left the car unable to be raced in race 2 at the event and halted his progress.
This coincided with a dramatic improvement in Conway's results and he overtook Senna in the race for the title. Conway continued on his way and his impressive results saw him take a unassailable lead, while Senna's inconsistent form saw slip behind Carlin's Oliver Jarvis, in the race for the runner-up's spot, despite an impressive win in the wet at Mugello. At Silverstone, Conway claimed the title with another weekend to spare. In that final weekend at Thruxton, Räikkönen Robertson ran their fourth car in the Invitation Class, a category for drivers making a guest appearance. British Porsche Carrera Cup driver Danny Watts, in British F3 two years before, made a return, won the penultimate race at Thruxton. In just their second season, Räikkönen Robertson were champions, winning thirteen races from the twenty-two that took place. In F3's international meetings, Räikkönen Robertson had far more luck than they had in 2005. At the BP Ultimate Masters, the team entered all three drivers, qualifying 7th, 12th, 22nd, with Senna finishing 7th, Jelley 18th, Conway retiring.
At the Macau Grand Prix, Räikkönen Robertson only entered two cars, with Senna not being able to appear. After Conway's accident in the second qualifying session, the pair ended up in 11th and 16th while in the qualifying race they finished 7th and 13th. In the Grand Prix itself, Conway jumped from 7th to 4th at the start and as the three cars in front him collided on the first lap, he took a lead he was never to relinquish, to become the first British winner of the Grand Prix since Darren Manning in 1999, the first winner from the British F3 International Series since Takuma Sato in 2001. Jelley, finished in 11th place. For the 2007 season, Räikkönen Robertson upgraded to Dallara's latest F307 chassis, were again powered by the Mercedes-HWA engine. Conway and Senna made the leap to the GP2 Series, whilst Jelley continued with Räikkönen Robertson, partnered by Jonathan Kennard and Finn Atte Mustonen. Meanwhile, Räikkönen Robertson entered a team in the National Class, their two cars being driven by British driver Alistair Jackson and Spain's Albert Costa.
The team won 4 races, scoring 5 fastest laps. In 2008 the team won one race with Finn Atte Mustonen; the team continued with its supply of Mercedes' engines. In 2009 the team kept the Mercedes Supply of engine, but changed the driver line-up by using Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas these two spent the full season with the team and Marcus Ericsson spent 6 races with the team scoring two wins and a second place. Nakajima and Ericsson both claimed one pole position each. In 2010 the team fielded Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas. For the first race of the season with Nakajima scoring points in the first race of the season. For this year's 2016 season the team is contesting both the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the MSA Formula Championship. Finn Aleksanteri Huovinen, Brazilian Enzo Bortoleto and his compatriot Matheus Leist are competing in F3 whilst Zane Goddard from Australia and Carrie Schreiner from Germany are competing in the MSA championship. Matheus Leist is lying second in the British Formula 3 Championship, just four points behind the current leader Ricky Collard with two rounds remaining to close the gap.
His teammates Huovinen and Bortoleto are inside the top ten lying tenth and eighth respectively. In the MIA Formula Championship, Australian Zane Goddard is in tenth position with 102 points but is set to rise through the rankings after
Reed Research Reactor
The Reed Research Reactor is a research nuclear reactor located on-campus at Reed College in Portland, OR. It is a pool-type TRIGA Mark I reactor, built by General Atomics in 1968 and operated since under licence from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Maximum thermal output is 250 kW; the reactor has over 1,000 visitors each year and serves the Reed College departments of Physics and Chemistry, as well as other departments. RRR is the only research reactor in the world, owned and operated by an undergraduate educational institution, it is operated and maintained by undergraduate college students under the supervision of a director and operations manager who are members of the college staff. The facility provides scientific irradiation services to a broad community outside the college, but its primary mission is for student initiated research and hands-on education; the Reed Research Reactor is intended to produce thermal neutrons. It is used for neutron activation to produce radioisotopes or analyze composition of material samples.
The RRR distinguishes itself from other university research reactors by the fact that it is the only reactor run by undergraduate students and serves undergraduate degree programs exclusively. In fact, Reed College does not have any nuclear engineering or any engineering program; the facility is used in research projects conducted by the campus itself. As of November 2018, there are 40 students licensed to operate the reactor. In order to obtain such a license, students must attend a year of seminars on nuclear safety followed by an exam administered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; when the facilities were visited by ABC's "Radioactive Roadtrip" Primetime special, the fact that the school had no Engineering program was purported as evidence that university reactors are sometimes kept as more of a status symbol than as a valid research tool. This is a quote from the ABC website: University Reaction: The reactor is a "zero-risk facility," and there is no plausible way it is a threat, said Edward Hershey, director of public affairs at Reed College.
Although the school has no nuclear engineering department — or any engineering department for that matter — chemistry and physics students use it as a resource. Hershey said. "It's just a neat facility," he said. The "zero-risk facility" comment reflects the reactor design, a pin-type Low Enriched Uranium natural circulation driven LWR, with a strong negative temperature coefficient; as such, it is impossible to overheat the reactor in the case of a sudden reactivity insertion. Irradiation facilities include equipment, used to place and organize samples that are to be irradiated; the pneumatic transfer system consists of an irradiation chamber in the outer ring of the core with its associated pump and piping. This allows samples to be transferred in and out of the reactor core rapidly, while the reactor is at power. Routine use of the pneumatic transfer system involves placing samples into vials, which in turn are placed in special capsules known as “rabbits.” The capsule is loaded into the system in the radiochemistry laboratory next to the reactor and is transferred pneumatically into the core-irradiation position for a predetermined time.
At the end of this period, the sample is transferred back to the receiving terminal, where it is removed for measurement. The transfer time from the core to the terminal is less than seven seconds, making this method of irradiating samples useful for experiments involving radioisotopes with short half-lives; the flux in the core terminal is 5x1012 n/cm2/s when the reactor is at full power. The rotating specimen rack is located in a well on top of the graphite reflector which surrounds the core; the rack consists of a circular array of 40 tubular receptacles. Each receptacle can accommodate two TRIGA-type irradiation tubes, so that up to 80 separate samples may be irradiated at any one time. Vials holding up to 17 ml are used in this system. Depending upon its geometry, a sample up to about 40 ml could be irradiated by joining two vials. Samples are loaded in the specimen rack prior to the start-up of the reactor; the rack automatically rotates during irradiation to ensure each sample receives the same neutron flux.
The rotating rack is used by researchers when longer irradiation times are required. The average thermal neutron flux in the rotating rack position is 2x1012 n/cm2/s with a cadmium ratio of 6.0 at full power. The specimen rack can be used for gamma irradiations when the reactor is shutdown; the shutdown gamma flux in the specimen rack is 3 R/min. The central thimble, a water-filled irradiation chamber about 3 cm in diameter, provides the highest available neutron flux, about 1.4x1013 n/cm2/s. However, it holds only one specially positioned irradiation container, containing a cavity 7.5 cm in length and 2.57 cm in diameter. Another in-core location is available by replacing one of the fuel elements with an irradiation chamber; the chamber fits into a fuel-element position within the core itself. Foil-insertion holes, 0.798 cm in diameter, are drilled at various positions through the grid plates. These holes allow inserting special holders containing flux wires into the core, to obtain neutron flux maps of the core.
Near core, in-pool irradiation facilities can be arranged for larger samples. Neutron fluxes will depend on the sample location. GeneralPerez, Pedro B.. "University Research Re
Rotors running refueling
Rotors running refuelling is the act of refuelling a helicopter, while the helicopter keeps rotors running. Unlike Helicopter in-flight refuelling, RRR can only be performed on ships or helipads, which can support the given helicopter
Roots Rock Riot
Roots Rock Riot is the second album from British rock band Skindred. It was released on 23 October 2007 in the United States; the album was mixed by Rick Will. The album sold 3,200 copies the first week of its release in the US. "Roots Rock Riot" — 3:02 "Trouble" — 3:49 "Rat Race" — 3:22 "State of Emergency" — 4:03 "Alright" — 3:09 "Destroy the Dancefloor" — 3:44 "Rude Boy for Life" — 4:11 "Killing Me" — 4:19 "Spit Out the Poison" — 3:47 "Cause Ah Riot" — 3:05 "Ease Up" — 4:00 "Choices and Decisions" — 4:39 "Days Like These" — 3:42 "It's a Crime" - 3:18 SkindredClive "Benji" Webbe – Vocals Michael John "Mikeydemus" Fry – Guitar Daniel Pugsley – Bass, Electronic Arya "Dirty Arya" Goggin – DrumsProductionProduced by Matt Squire Engineered by Jordan Schmidt & Matt LaPlant Mixed by Rick «Soldier» Will Mastered by Michael Fuller, at Fuller Sound, Florida Trumpet by Ryan Muir Trombone by Andrew Borstein Violin by Emilia Mettenbrink Viola by Chris Fischer Cello by Naomi Gray A&R by Jason & Aaron Bieler Art conception by Michael Fry Art direction & design by Tim Fox Photo by Jason Reposar
SOS is the International Morse code distress signal. It is used as a start-of-message mark for transmissions requesting help when loss of life or catastrophic loss of property is imminent. Other prefixes are assigned for mechanical breakdowns, requests for medical assistance, a relayed distress signal sent by another station; this distress signal was first adopted by the German government radio regulations effective 1 April 1905, became the worldwide standard under the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, signed on 3 November 1906, became effective on 1 July 1908. SOS remained the maritime radio distress signal until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. SOS is still recognized as a standard distress signal; the SOS distress signal is a continuous sequence of three dots, three dashes, three dots, with no spaces between the letters. In International Morse Code, three dots form the letter S, three dashes make the letter O, so "S O S" became a way to remember the order of the dots and dashes.
In modern terminology, SOS is a Morse "procedural signal" or "prosign", the formal way to write it is with a bar above the letters or enclosed in angle brackets: SOS or <SOS>. Though SOS does not stand for anything, in popular usage it became associated with such phrases as "Save Our Souls" and "Save Our Ship". SOS is only one of several ways; the use of the SOS signal was first introduced in Germany as part of a set of national radio regulations, effective 1 April 1905. These regulations introduced three new Morse code sequences, including the SOS distress signal. In 1906, at the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention in Berlin, an extensive collection of Service Regulations was developed to supplement the main agreement, signed on 3 November 1906, becoming effective on 1 July 1908. Article XVI of the regulations adopted Germany's Notzeichen as the international standard, reading: "Ships in distress shall use the following signal: ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ repeated at brief intervals".
The first ship to transmit an SOS distress call appears to have been either the Cunard liner RMS Slavonia on 10 June 1909, according to Notable Achievements of Wireless in the September 1910 Modern Electrics, or the steamer SS Arapahoe on 11 August 1909. The signal of the Arapahoe was received by the United Wireless Telegraph Company station at Hatteras, North Carolina, forwarded to the steamer company's offices. However, there was some resistance among the Marconi operators to the adoption of the new signal, and, as late as the April 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, the ship's Marconi operators intermixed CQD and SOS distress calls. However, in the interests of consistency and water safety, the use of CQD appears to have died out thereafter. In both the 1 April 1905 German law and the 1906 international regulations, the distress signal was specified as a continuous Morse code sequence of three dots / three dashes / three dots, with no mention of any alphabetic equivalents. However, in International Morse, three dots comprise the letter "S", three dashes the letter "O".
It therefore soon became common to refer to the distress signal as "S O S". An early report on The International Radio-Telegraphic Convention in the 12 January 1907, Electrical World stated that "Vessels in distress use the special signal, SOS, repeated at short intervals." In contrast to CQD, sent as three separate letters with spaces between each letter, the SOS distress call has always been transmitted as a continuous sequence dits and dahs, not as individual letters. There was no problem as long as operators were aware that the notation "SOS" is just a convenient way for remembering the proper sequence of the distress signal's total of nine dits and dahs. In years, the number of special Morse symbols increased. In order to designate the proper sequence of dits and dahs for a long special symbol, the standard practice is to list alphabetic characters that contain the same series of dits and dahs, in the same order, with a bar atop the character sequence to indicate that the sequence is a digraph and there should not be any internal spaces in the transmission.
Thus, under the modern notation, the distress signal becomes SOS. In International Morse Code, VTB, IJS, VGI, SMB, VZE all convert to the ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ distress-call sequence, but traditionally only SOS is used, it has sometimes been used as a visual distress signal – consisting of three short, three long, three more short flashes of light, such as from a survival mirror, or with "S O S" spelled out in individual letters. The fact that the letters "S O S" can be read right side up as well as upside down became important for visual recognition if viewed from above. Additional warning and distress signals followed the introduction of SOS. On 20 January 1914, the London International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea adopted the Morse code signal TTT, three letter Ts spaced as three letters so as not to be confused with the letter O, as the "Safety Signal", used for m