A site-specific browser is a software application, dedicated to accessing pages from a single source on a computer network such as the Internet or a private intranet. SSBs simplify the more complex functions of a web browser by excluding the menus and browser chrome associated with functions that are external to the workings of a single site; these applications are started by a desktop icon, a favicon. Site-specific browsers are implemented through the use of existing application frameworks such as Gecko, WebKit, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Opera's Presto. SSBs built upon these frameworks allow web applications and social networking tools to start with desktop icons launching in a manner similar to standard non-browser applications; some technologies, including Adobe's AIR and JavaFX use specialized development kits that can create cross-platform SSBs. Since version 6.0, the Curl platform has offered detached applets and the EmbeddedBrowserGraphic class which can be used as an SSB on the desktop.
Mail Business: customer relationship management or ERP client for sites such as Salesforce.com, specific web/browser hybrid implementations such as Elements SBM or intranet pages from suites like those sold by Oracle or SAP Mapping: SSB specific to maps from providers like Google Maps, Mapquest, or Yahoo! Maps Retail: desktop portal to major retailers that are accessed or consumer services such as Carfax or CNET As of 2018, Google Chrome and Safari allow the creation of site-specific browsers for Progressive Web Apps. Utilities that produce site-specific browsers: SiteSpecificBrowser.com WebCatalog Fluid Epichrome Google Chrome ICE Mailplane Mozilla Prism GNOME Web Internet Explorer 9 and higher Wavebox Hermit iOS Safari: Share --> Add to Home Screen. NoScript's ABE module with rules like Site x.com y.net Accept from x.com y.net Deny Site * Deny Rich Internet application platforms: JavaFX 2.0 Adobe Air Curl RIA platform Microsoft SilverlightWidget engines: Opera Widgets
Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG is the principal public transport operating company in the German city of Stuttgart. The SSB is a member of the Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart, operates the Stuttgart Stadtbahn, bus lines, a rack railway, a funicular railway. Since the coat of arms of Stuttgart shows a black, rampant horse on a yellow or golden field, the Stuttgart Stadtbahn as well as all the buses come in yellow with black window frames; the Stadtbahn, a, covers 17 lines. The system is operated with 164 cars, operates on standard gauge track, is electrified at 750 volts DC; the last remaining tram line ceased to operate on December, 8th, 2007 and was replaced by the Stadtbahn line U15 on the same day. The old tram system was operated by 38 cars of type GT4. Unlike the city's light rail system, the tram system operated on 1,000 mm metre gauge track; the conversion of tram lines to light rail lines was thus a complex procedure, necessitates dual gauge track where both systems operated over the same track.
There are two heritage tram lines, which are operated on the second Sunday of each month and on the last Saturday of each month by the Stuttgarter Historische Straßenbahnen society with trams from the Tram Museum of Stuttgart. The bus network of the SSB covers many neighbouring cities, with 54 different routes. Bus routes are operated by both SSB itself, by other operators under contract to SSB. SSB's own bus fleet consists of 250 vehicles, of which about 160 are articulated buses; the buses are predominantly of Mercedes Benz manufacture, although there are 36 made by MAN in the years 2001 and 2002. The bus fleet is operated from depots and yards at Gaisburg, Möhringen and Zuffenhausen. Besides the light rail and bus networks, the SSB operates two more unusual forms of transport: The Stuttgart Rack Railway connects the urban districts of Stuttgart South and Degerloch; this line operates as SSB route 10, connects light rail lines U1 and U14 at Marienplatz with lines U5, U6 and U8 at Albplatz. The Standseilbahn Stuttgart, a funicular railway, links Südheimer Platz with the Degerloch forest cemetery.
This line, which operates as SSB route 20, connects with light rail lines U1 and U14 at Südheimer Platz. The SSB is part of the regional transport cooperative, the Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart, which coordinates tickets and fares among all transport operators in the metropolitan area. Besides the SSB's Stadtbahn and bus networks, this coordination includes the Stuttgart S-Bahn, operated by a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, DBAG's RegionalBahn regional train services within the VVS area. Official web site of the SSB Official web site of the VVS Documents and clippings about Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics
Secret Intelligence Service
The Secret Intelligence Service known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence in support of the UK's national security. SIS is a member of the country's intelligence community and its Chief is accountable to the country's Foreign Secretary. Formed in 1909 as a section of the Secret Service Bureau specialising in foreign intelligence, the section experienced dramatic growth during World War I and adopted its current name around 1920; the name MI6 originated as a flag of convenience during World War II, when SIS was known by many names. It is still used today; the existence of SIS was not acknowledged until 1994. That year the Intelligence Services Act 1994 was introduced to Parliament, to place the organisation on a statutory footing for the first time, it provides the legal basis for its operations. Today, SIS is subject to public oversight by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee.
The stated priority roles of SIS are counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, providing intelligence in support of cyber security, supporting stability overseas to disrupt terrorism and other criminal activities. Unlike its main sister agencies, the Security Service and Government Communications Headquarters, SIS works in foreign intelligence gathering; some of SIS's actions since the 2000s have attracted significant controversy, such as its alleged acts of torture and extraordinary rendition. Since 1995, SIS has been headquartered in the SIS Building in London, on the South Bank of the River Thames; the service derived from the Secret Service Bureau, founded on 1 October 1909. The Bureau was a joint initiative of the Admiralty and the War Office to control secret intelligence operations in the UK and overseas concentrating on the activities of the Imperial German government; the bureau was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialised in foreign espionage and internal counter-espionage activities, respectively.
This specialisation was because the Admiralty wanted to know the maritime strength of the Imperial German Navy. This specialisation was formalised before 1914. During the First World War in 1916, the two sections underwent administrative changes so that the foreign section became the section MI1 of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, its first director was Captain Sir Mansfield George Smith-Cumming, who dropped the Smith in routine communication. He signed correspondence with his initial C in green ink; this usage evolved as a code name, has been adhered to by all subsequent directors of SIS when signing documents to retain anonymity. The service's performance during the First World War was mixed, because it was unable to establish a network in Germany itself. Most of its results came from military and commercial intelligence collected through networks in neutral countries, occupied territories, Russia. After the war, resources were reduced but during the 1920s, SIS established a close operational relationship with the diplomatic service.
In August 1919, Cumming created the new passport control department, providing diplomatic cover for agents abroad. The post of Passport Control Officer provided operatives with diplomatic immunity. Circulating Sections established intelligence requirements and passed the intelligence back to its consumer departments the War Office and Admiralty; the debate over the future structure of British Intelligence continued at length after the end of hostilities but Cumming managed to engineer the return of the Service to Foreign Office control. At this time, the organisation was known in Whitehall by a variety of titles including the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Secret Service, MI1, the Special Intelligence Service and C's organisation. Around 1920, it began to be referred to as the Secret Intelligence Service, a title that it has continued to use to the present day and, enshrined in statute in the Intelligence Services Act 1994. During the Second World War, the name MI6 was used as a flag of convenience, the name by which it is known in popular culture since.
In the immediate post-war years under Sir Mansfield George Smith-Cumming and throughout most of the 1920s, SIS was focused on Communism, in particular, Russian Bolshevism. Examples include a thwarted operation to overthrow the Bolshevik government in 1918 by SIS agents Sidney George Reilly and Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, as well as more orthodox espionage efforts within early Soviet Russia headed by Captain George Hill. Smith-Cumming died at his home on 14 June 1923, shortly before he was due to retire, was replaced as C by Admiral Sir Hugh "Quex" Sinclair. Sinclair created the following sections: A central foreign counter-espionage Circulating Section, Section V, to liaise with the Security Service to collate counter-espionage reports from overseas stations. An economic intelligence section, Section VII, to deal with trade and contraband. A clandestine radio communications organisation, Section VIII, to communicate with operatives and agents overseas. Section N to exploit the contents of foreign diplomatic bags Section D to conduct political covert actions and paramilitary operations in time of war.
Section D would organise the Home Defence Scheme resistance organisation in the UK and come to be the foundation of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. With the emergence of Germany as a threat following the ascendence of the N
Services Selection Board
Services Selection Board is an organization that assess the candidates for becoming officers into the Indian Armed Forces. The board evaluates the suitability of the candidate for becoming an officer using a standardized protocol of evaluation system which constitutes of personality, intelligence tests and interviews; the tests are of practical task based. An SSB comprises the panel of assessors, who are officers in Indian Armed Forces and having their specialization as Psychologist, GTO and Interviewing Officer. In total there are ten Service Selection Boards across India, out of which three boards are for Indian Army, four boards are for Indian Air Force and three boards for Indian Navy. SSB is a 5–6 days evaluation process.. There are a variety of pathways to a commission as an officer in Indian Armed Forces; this applies to both for civilians, as well as for serving armed forces personnel. All except army medical corps members must succeed in the "SSB interview". There is no limit to the number of attempts.
The interview involves a battery of psychological tests of personality, to assess the candidate's suitability for commission to the armed forces. The tests help the SSB select candidates with officer like qualities; the Services Selection Board is not concerned with the number of commissions available. Its responsibility is just to assess and recommend. Successful candidates have a medical examination and if satisfactory are recorded on a "merit list" before training and commission; the selection occurs over a five-day process. Day 1 involves a screening test, Day 2, psychological tests, Days 3 and 4, group tasks, Day 5, compilation of results In Conference. A personal interview is included during the selection period; the qualities looked for in the selection period include intellect, initiative, judgement under stress, ability to reason and organize, communication skills, courage, self-confidence, speed in decision making, willingness to set an example, compassion and a feeling of loyalty to the nation.
The candidates are billeted during the selection period and complete the assessment in a group with other candidates. Observations of the group are constant; the candidates who have passed the Union Public Service Commission written examination, or who, in the case of the Territorial Army have been recommended by a Preliminary Interview Board, or, who have been asked to present to the Service Selection Board are allocated a SSB centre to attend. Service candidates attend via movement orders made by their superiors. On the day candidate has to report, he has to follow the instructions as mentioned in the SSB call letter; the candidate has to report at the railway station in the morning between 7 Am – 8 Am, from there candidates are escorted to the board by one of the SSB official. On the same day, candidates are made to sit in the testing hall where they have to present their educational documents for verification and are allotted a number by which they will be able to identify the candidates throughout the process.
A briefing about the schedule, various tests and general instructions is given. On Day 1, stage one of testing is administered; this includes a verbal and non-verbal intelligence test and a Picture Perception and Description Test. In this test, a picture, either hazy or clear is shown to the candidates for 30 seconds; each candidate observes it and in the next one minute, must record the number of characters seen in the picture. In four minutes, each candidate must in over seventy words, make a story from the picture; the candidate must record the mood, approximate age and gender of the first character they saw, known as the "main character". In stage two of the PPDT, the candidates are given their stories. In a group, each candidate must narrate his story in under one minute; the group is asked to create a common story involving each or their perceived picture stories. After the completion of these tests, unsuccessful candidates are dismissed. Other candidates are short-listed, they must complete the first of up to five personal information questionnaires which must each be recorded in the same manner.
The personal information questionnaire is the basis for the individual candidate interview. On Day 2, a Thematic Apperception Test or picture story writing is administered, it is similar to the PPDT. Again the candidates are shown a picture for thirty seconds and write a story in the next four minutes. Twelve such pictures are shown sequentially; the last picture is a blank slide inviting the candidates to write a story of their choice. Candidates do not need to remember the number of characters in each picture and there is no group discussion. Administered on the second day is a Word Association Test; the candidates are shown everyday words in sequence. Each is shown for fifteen seconds. For each word, the candidates write the first thought. Other tests administered on day two are the Situation Reaction Test in which a booklet of 60 situations is given in which responses are to be completed in 30 minutes, and the Self Description Test which consists of 5 questions asking about the candidate's parent's, teacher's, friend's and his own perception about himself.
On the third and fourth days, there are tasks including group discussion. On day 2, 3 or
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. is a series of crossover fighting video games published by Nintendo, features characters from various franchises of theirs. The series was created by Masahiro Sakurai; the gameplay objective differs from that of traditional fighters in that the aim is to knock opponents off the stage instead of depleting life bars. The original Super Smash Bros. was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The series achieved greater success with the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee, released in 2001 for the GameCube and became the bestselling game on that system. A third installment, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, was released in 2008 for the Wii. Although HAL Laboratory had been the developer of the first two games, the third game was developed through the collaboration of several companies; the fourth installment, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, were released in 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, respectively. The 3DS installment was the first for a handheld platform. A fifth installment, Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate, was released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The series features many characters from Nintendo's most popular franchises, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Kirby and Pokémon; the original Super Smash Bros. had only 12 playable characters, with the roster count rising for each successive game and including third-party characters, with Ultimate containing every character playable in the previous games. Some characters are able to transform into different forms that have different styles of play and sets of moves; every game in the series has been well received by critics, with much praise given to their multiplayer features, spawning a large competitive community, featured in several gaming tournaments. Super Smash Bros. was introduced in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. It was released worldwide after selling over a million copies in Japan, it featured eight characters from the start, with four unlockable characters, all of them created by Nintendo or one of its second-party developers.
In Super Smash Bros. up to four players can play in multiplayer mode, with the specific rules of each match being predetermined by the players. There are two match types that can be chosen: Time, where the person with the most KOs at the end of the set time wins; this game's one-player mode included one adventure mode that always followed the same series of opponents although the player could change the difficulty. Other single-player modes exist such as Training and several minigames, including "Break the Targets" and "Board the Platforms". All of these were included in the sequel, with the exception of "Board the Platforms". There are nine playable stages in Versus mode, eight based on each of the starting characters and the unlockable Mushroom Kingdom, based around motifs from the original Super Mario Bros. containing original sprites and the original version of the Overworld theme from that game. A followup for the GameCube, Super Smash Bros. Melee, released in Japan and North America in late 2001, in Europe and Australia in May 2002.
It had a larger budget and development team than Super Smash Bros. did and was released to much greater praise and acclaim among critics and consumers. Since its release, Super Smash Bros. Melee was the bestselling game on the GameCube. Super Smash Bros. Melee features 26 characters, of which 15 are available more than doubling the number of characters in its predecessor. There are 29 stages, it introduced two new single-player modes alongside the Classic mode: Adventure mode and All-Star mode. Adventure mode has platforming segments similar to the original's "Race to the Finish" mini-game, All-Star is a fight against every playable character in the game, allows the player only one life in which damage is accumulated over each battle and a limited number of heal items in between battles. There are significantly more multiplayer modes and a tournament mode allowing for 64 different competitors whom can all be controlled by human players, although only up to four players can participate at the same time.
Additionally, the game featured alternative battle modes, called "Special Melee," which allows players to make many different alterations to the battle, along with alternative ways to judge a victory, such as through collecting coins throughout the match. In place of Super Smash Bros.' Character profiles, Melee introduced trophies. The 293 trophies include three different profiles for each playable character, one unlocked in each single-player mode. In addition, unlike its predecessor, Melee contains profiles for many Nintendo characters who are either non-playable or do not appear in the game, as well as Nintendo items, stages and elements. Although a third Super Smash Bros. game had been announced long before E3 2006, Nintendo unveiled its first information in the form of a trailer in 2006, the game was named Super Smash Bros. Brawl and released worldwide in 2008; the game featured a set of third-party characters, Solid Snake of Konami's Metal Gear series, longtime Mario rival Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega's series of the same name.
Brawl was the first game in the franchise to support online play, via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, to offer the ability for players to construct their own original stages. The game features a total of 39 playable characters and 41
Statistics Norway is the Norwegian statistics bureau. It was established in 1876. Relying on a staff of about 1,000, Statistics Norway publish about 1,000 new statistical releases every year on its web site. All releases are published both in Norwegian and English. In addition a number of edited publications are published, all are available on the web site for free; as the central Norwegian office for official government statistics, Statistics Norway provides the public and government with extensive research and analysis activities. It is administratively placed under the Ministry of Finance but operates independently from all government agencies. Statistics Norway has a board appointed by the government, it relies extensively on data from registers, but are collecting data from surveys and questionnaires, including from cities and municipalities. Statistics Norway was established in 1876; the Statistics Act of 1989 provides the legal framework for Statistics Norway's activities. Statistics Norway has been criticized in 2018 for misrepresenting employment levels for African and Asian immigrants due to employment was counted from 1 weekly hour of work.
Counting full-time employment as 30 hours of work per week, the figures were lower. While official figures show that 35.2% of Pakistani female immigrants are employed, only 20% are in full time employment. The agency is led by a Director General. Geir Axelsen, Director General, Birger Vikøren, acting Director General Christine Meyers, Director General. In the autumn of 2017 resigned from that position after Finance Minister Siv Jensen declared that Myers no longer had her confidence; the conflict was the question of. Kostra Official website