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Standard Industrial Classification

The Standard Industrial Classification is a system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in the United States in 1937, it is used by government agencies to classify industry areas; the SIC system is used by agencies in other countries, e.g. by the United Kingdom's Companies House. In the United States the SIC code has been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System, released in 1997; some U. S. government departments and agencies, such as the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, continued to use SIC codes through at least 2019; the SIC code for an establishment, that is, a workplace with a U. S. address, was determined by the industry appropriate for the overall largest product lines of the company or organization of which the establishment The SIC codes can be grouped into progressively broader industry classifications: industry group, major group, division. The first 3 digits of the SIC code indicate the industry group, the first two digits indicate the major group.

Each division encompasses a range of SIC codes: To look at a particular example of the hierarchy, SIC code 2024 belongs to industry group 202, part of major group 20, which belongs to the division of manufacturing. In the early 1900s, each branch of a United States government agency would conduct business analysis using its own methods and metrics and meaningless to other branches. In the 1930s, the government needed standardized and meaningful ways in which to measure and share data across its various agencies. Thus, the Standard Industrial Classification system was born. SIC codes are four-digit numerical representations of major industries. SIC codes are assigned based on common characteristics shared in the products, services and delivery system of a business. SIC codes have a hierarchical, top-down structure that begins with general characteristics and narrows down to the specifics; the first two digits of the code represent the major industry sector. The third and fourth digits describe the sub-classification of the business group and specialization, respectively.

For example, "36" refers to a business that deals in "Electronic and Other Equipment." Adding "7" as a third digit to get "367" indicates that the business operates in "Electronic and Accessories." The fourth digit distinguishes the specific industry sector, so a code of "3672" indicates that the business is concerned with "Printed Circuit Boards." The U. S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration utilize SIC codes in their reporting, although SIC codes are used in academic and business sectors; the Bureau of Labor Statistics updates the codes every three years and uses SIC to report on work force and pricing issues. The Social Security Administration assigns SIC codes to businesses based on the descriptions provided by employers under the primary business activity entry on employer ID applications. Over the years, the U. S. Census has identified three major limitations to using the SIC system; the first limitation surrounds its definition and mistaken classification of employee groups.

For example, administrative assistants in the automotive industry support all levels of the business, yet the SIC defines these employees as part of the "Basic Sector" of manufacturing jobs when they should be reported as "Non-Basic." Secondly, SIC codes were developed for traditional industries prior to 1970. Business has changed since from manufacturing-based to service-based; as a result, thirdly the SIC has been slow to recognize new and emerging industries, such as those in the computer and information technology sectors. The Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, was tasked with revising the SIC system to reflect changing economic conditions; the OMB established the Economic Classification Policy Committee in 1992 to develop a new system representative of the current industrial climate. The result was the North American Industrial Classification System, or NAICS, a collaborative effort between Canada, the U. S. and Mexico. NAICS expanded the four-digit SIC code to a six-digit code, it provided more flexibility in handling emerging industries.

The new code was implemented in Canada and the United States in Mexico one year later. NAICS classified establishments by their main output, instead of classifying them with the larger firm or organization of which the establishment was a part; this gives more precise information on establishment and worker activities than the SIC system, but changed the meaning of the classifications somewhat, making some time series of data hard to sustain accurately. Fort and Klimek found using longitudinal data on establishments that the switch from SIC to NAICS reclassified large numbers of workers differently by industry/sector than NAICS does, notably by reclassifying some from the Manufacturing sector into Services; the following table is from the SEC's website, which allows searching for companies by SIC code in its database of filings. The acronym NEC stands for "not elsewhere classified". Dewey Decimal Classification North American Industry Classification System International Standard Industrial Classification Global Industry Classification Standard United Kingdom Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities Industry Classification Benchmark Industry information Merchant category code Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification Bernard Guibert, Jean Laganier and Michel Volle, An Essay on Industrial Classifications, Économie et statistique n° 20, February 1971 North American Indu

The Witch Who Came from the Sea

The Witch Who Came From the Sea is a 1976 American horror film produced and directed by Matt Cimber and starring Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown, Peggy Feury, Rick Jason, George Buck Flower, Roberta Collins. It was shot by cinematographer Dean Cundey; the film centers on an scarred woman who goes on a killing spree after taking a job as a waitress in a seaside bar. Its title refers to The Birth of Venus. Molly is an alcoholic woman living in Southern California, she is obsessed with television, suffering from sexual repression stemming from the molestation she experienced by her sea captain father, lost at sea during her childhood. Her sister, Cathy, is candid about her disgust for their father, but Molly deludedly tells romanticized stories about him to her nephews and Tripoli. Molly departs for her shift as a bartender at a seaside tavern run by a man named Long John. However, she first meets with two famous football players in a hotel room, with whom she engages in a sadomasochistic threesome.

She ties both men to the bed before placing gags in their mouths, proceeds to castrate them with straight razor before killing them. After committing the murders, Molly arrives for her bartending shift and is nearly three hours late, which her boss and lover, Long John, chastises her for. Molly meets aging television star Billy Batt at a party, the two discuss a print of The Birth of Venus on the wall, they go to a room to have sex, but Molly inexplicably becomes enraged, breaking his wrists before ranting incoherently about her father, whom she says "died for love." Their fight escalates and is overheard by party guests, Billy throws Molly out of the room onto the ground, knocking her unconscious. Unaware of what occurred, Long John and the other partygoers accuse Billy of abusing her. Molly goes and sees Jack Dracula, a tattoo artist in Venice Beach who gives her a tattoo of a mermaid on her abdomen. After, she phones Alexander McPeak, another actor she met at the party, who expressed romantic interest in her despite his relationship with his neurotic girlfriend, a starlet named Clarissa Jenks.

The next morning, an enraged Clarissa fires a gun into the tires of Alexander's car, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Detectives question Alexander about Clarissa, suspecting she may be responsible for the recent murders of the football players. Meanwhile, Cathy becomes suspicious of Molly after learning that the clothing found stuffed in the men's mouths resembles clothing owned by Molly. Alexander and Molly have an affair, Molly brutally slashes his throat with a razor before castrating him in his bathroom; the next morning, Long John awakens to find Molly lying in bed beside him and covered in blood. She claims the blood is her own, that she hurt herself while drunk the night before, she admits to Long John and Doris, her co-worker, that her father died of a heart attack while raping her, that she blames herself for his death. After the confession and Tripoli arrive, insisting they visit their aunt Molly, whom they have not seen for an extended period. Tadd and Tripoli visit with Molly, while she overdoses on sleeping pills.

As the police arrive to arrest her, she envisions herself alone, aboard a yacht on the sea. The film was written by Robert Thom, actress Millie Perkins's then-husband, undergoing extensive medical care at the time. Thom's hospital bills had become a financial burden for the couple, so Thom devised the screenplay for the film, which Perkins would star in; the screenplay was composed of elements from both Perkins's and Thom's own lives, Perkins's sister was upset about the film as she feared it would tarnish their father's honor. In 1983, the United Kingdom Department of Public Prosecutions compiled a list of 72 video releases that were not brought before the BBFC for certification and declared them prosecutable for obscenity; this list of "video nasties" included The Witch Who Came From the Sea, but it was in the sub-group of 33 titles that were unsuccessfully prosecuted and was soon dropped from the DPP list. In the United Kingdom, the film was released uncut in 2006 with a complete running time of 87m 43 secs.

The film was released on DVD by Subversive Cinema on December 21, 2004. Subversive Cinema re-released the film on August 17, 2007 as a part of its 2-disk Grindhouse Classics double feature. On May 20, 2014 it was released by Cinema Epoch, it was released for the first time on Blu-ray by Arrow Video on December 5, 2017. Arrow released the film on DVD that same day. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 75% based on 8 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 5.8/10. Film critic Mark Kermode recommended the film as one of the best video nasties of the era. Brett Gallman from Oh, the Horror wrote, "For all its glib asides, The Witch Who Came from the Sea leaves the haunting image of a woman undone by a world that never lived up to the fantasies inside of her television set." Casey Scott from DVD Drive-in called the film "an unsung psychological gem" among 1970s exploitation films. Chris Coffel from Bloody Disgusting gave the film a score of 4/5, writing, "The Witch Who Came from the Sea is a movie people need to see.

Again it’s not horror in the typical sense, though it was a video nasty, but it is without question horrific. And despite it’s grim nature, the film is quite beautiful thanks to the DP work of the legendary Dean Cundey." Todd Martin from HorrorNews.net called the film "a hidden gem", praising the film's bleak tone, Perkins' performance. Cult film Video nasty Rape and revenge films The Witch Who

Royal Blood (album)

Royal Blood is the eponymous debut studio album by British rock duo Royal Blood. The album, produced by the band and Tom Dalgety, was released by Warner Bros. Records on 22 August 2014 in Friday-release countries and on 25 August 2014 in the United Kingdom; the album was well received by music critics. It was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize for best album, it has been a commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart and being verified by the Official Charts Company as the fastest-selling British rock debut album in the UK in three years. It charted worldwide, reaching top 10 positions in Ireland, Switzerland and New Zealand. Royal Blood was formed in 2013 by drummer Ben Thatcher; the pair had known each other since their teenage years and had been playing in various bands together and independently, with Kerr serving as a member of British rock band Hunting the Minotaur. With ideas for new songs and "a bass sound", Kerr formed the band with Thatcher after a nine-month tenure in Australia, meeting him at the airport and arranging rehearsals the next day and playing a concert to their friends in a local bar in Brighton.

After spending time in the recording studio, the band started to gain mainstream attention in the summer of 2013, when their songs, such as "Out of the Black" and "Come On Over", were first sent to the radio for airplay and after a promotional stunt where Matt Helders, the drummer of the Arctic Monkeys, wore a Royal Blood T-shirt during the band's performance at Glastonbury. Both bands share the same management company; the band was additionally nominated by the BBC, along with fourteen other acts, for their Sound of 2014, however they lost out to British singer Sam Smith."Blood Hands" was featured prominently in The Divergent Series: Insurgent. Most of the album's songs revolve around the riffs written and played by bassist Mike Kerr; the recording of the album was kept under strict conditions, with the band recording the album with only Mike Kerr's vocals and bass guitar and Ben Thatcher's drum kit, with the exception of shakers and tambourines on some of the album's tracks. The production of the album did not involve the use of samples or overdubbing, which meant that most of the album's material was recorded in one take, thus producing a more natural sound as opposed to the popular method of recording various takes and combining them in the final mix.

Upon its release, Royal Blood was met with positive reviews from music critics. Positive consensus on the album was that it was well-produced and backed by high quality songwriting both lyrically and musically. Criticism of the album was predominantly based around the lack of deviation sonically from the standard rock music formula. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 15 reviews. Ben Patashnik of British music magazine NME gave Royal Blood a positive review, describing the record as having "light and careful nuance throughout" and stating that it was a "turbo-bastard of a rock record". Praising the album's composition and sound, he went on to write that while the album may not revolutionise rock music, the album has potential to extend the boundaries of rock music from its small share in mainstream media, he additionally stated, "Unconcerned with anything other than how fun the shared language of rock can be, Royal Blood is here to convince everyone in its path that loud is good".

Stephen Ackroyd, the editor of British music magazine DIY gave the album a positive review, describing the album as not being "a cooler than thou indie band masquerading as something heavier", stating that "Royal Blood can mix it". In contrast to Patashnik's review for NME, Ackroyd believes that the album would go on to bring rock music back to the forefront of mainstream media. Chris Schulz of Auckland-based daily newspaper The New Zealand Herald commented on the effort put in by Kerr and Thatcher in sounding like a full band, describing the duo's sound as "a simple formula done with impressive clarity and at huge volumes" and that "it's a major surprise to discover that Royal Blood consists of just two people", he gave Royal Blood a positive four-star review, writing that "it's hard to pick favourites when every song is backed by riffs you'll want to air guitar along to until the final chords of "Better Strangers" ring out" and jokingly stating, "Someone better warn Jack White that these new kids on the rock block mean business".

Harriet Gibsone of London-based daily national newspaper The Guardian gave the album a moderately positive three-star review. Comparing the album to early-2000s rock bands such as Death from Above 1979 and The Vines, while comparing the album's guitar riffs to the sound of "Jack White drunk at a saloon bar", she wrote that "It's heavy and hefty enough to crown them kings of the commercial rock scene, but, going to stand in their way?". Kitty Empire of The Guardian sister newspaper The Observer gave a less positive review than her Guardian counterpart giving the album three stars, she made comparisons between Kerr's vocals and bass work to that of Jack White and Josh Homme, commenting that Kerr's channeling of Homme's vocals "actually sounds pretty great, not least because it's been a while since the Queens have made a record you could dance to". She closed her review with a moderately positive note, writing that, "Happily, their self-titled debut album sounds just like it should: a muscular expansion on the sound of their four preceding singles and EP.

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CNA Arena Akita

CNA Arena Akita is an arena in Akita, Japan. It is run by the city. Cable Networks Akita acquired its naming rights in 2015; the silver-colored building holds 5,000 people. The gym has a dome-shaped 154 feet height ceiling, added 2,088 extra seatings in 2016, it is the home arena of the Akita Northern Happinets of the B. League, Japan's professional basketball league; the biggest basketball court in Akita is Akita Prefectural Gymnasium. Main arena - 2,540m2 (63.5m×40m) Sub arena - 863m2 (38.0m×22m) Table tennis room - 324m2 Multi-purpose hall - 324m2 Running course - 810m2 CNA Arena has hosted the following sports events: 2001 World Games - Acrobatic gymnastics, Aerobic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics bj League All-Star Game Akita Masters On January 9. 2018, it leaked on the court floor, the basketball game was delayed. Other roof leaks are reported; the record for a basketball game is 4,909, set on May 13, 2018, when the Happinets defeated the Kumamoto Volters 99-65. From Akita Station: Akita Chūō Kōtsū for Kenritsu Pool.

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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes is a series of three annotated books edited by Leslie S. Klinger, collecting all of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes; the books were published by W. W. Norton in oversized slipcased hardcover editions; the first two volumes containing the short stories were published on November 17, 2004, with the third volume containing the novels following a year on November 17, 2005. Each volume was subsequently published separately on November 2007 without a slipcase; this publication of the Sherlock Holmes canon has been called "definitive" and "a landmark in Sherlockian publishing." The books, like other Sherlockian works, assume an in-universe perspective—that Holmes and Watson are real persons, with Doyle being a literary agent—and some of the scholarship is only pseudo-serious

In the Red (TV series)

In the Red is a three-part BBC Two black comedy-crime drama 1998 series featuring Warren Clarke as BBC Reporter George Cragge and Alun Armstrong as Police Superintendent Frank Jefferson, investigating a series of murders of London bank managers, a small political party contesting a by-election, a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The series was adapted by Malcolm Bradbury from Mark Tavener's novel of the same name, inspired by the writer's early experiences working for the BBC and the Liberal Party. Following the conclusion of the series, the characters of Charles Prentis, played by Stephen Fry, Martin McCabe, played by John Bird, who appeared in the radio adaptation of the book, were featured in their own spin-off series Absolute Power, created and written by Tavener. In the Red on IMDb