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Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 is the third-generation Surface-series 2-in-1 detachable, developed and produced by Microsoft. It ran the Windows 8 Pro operating system, but the optional upgrade to Windows 10 Pro operating system was added; the older, original Surface and Surface 2, with their ARM-based processors and Windows RT operating system, are pitched against the iPad and other tablets. The Surface Pro 3, with its x64 Intel CPU and Windows 8 OS, is a full-fledged PC that competes against Ultrabooks and other high-end sub notebooks such as the MacBook Air; the Surface Pro 3 was announced on May 20, 2014, at a New York City event, pre-orders were opened on May 21, 2014, the first models were released on June 20, 2014 in the U. S. and Canada, with the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i7 models released on August 1, 2014. The Surface Pro 3 was launched in 25 additional markets on August 28. On October 6, 2015, Microsoft released its successor, the Surface Pro 4 with a bigger screen with a higher resolution and reduced bezels, faster CPU options, a thinner body and improved cooling system.

The Surface Pro 3 has a body made of magnesium alloy giving a gray matted finish to the back of the device. The charging port connects securely to the charger, it comes with an improved kickstand, allowing the device to be set at any angle between 22 and 150 degrees. The kickstand has a high resistance which prevents accidental sliding; the Surface Pro 3 features a larger 12 inches display over its predecessor. The screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio which Microsoft claims allow the device to be used more comfortably in the portrait orientation; because the touch screen digitizer and the pen digitizer are combined into a single layer, the screen is physically thinner than one of earlier models, which improves viewing angle. Although the Surface Pro 3 has a larger screen than its predecessor, it is both thinner and lighter, weighing 100 grams less. Microsoft claims; the Surface Pro 3 is built on the 4th generation Intel Core processor with TPM chip for enterprise security. It includes a USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort on the right, an audio jack on the left, a hot swap microSD slot on the back of the device.

The microSD slot supports memory cards up to 200 GB. The internal solid-state drive and system memory are not user upgradeable. Like its predecessor, the Surface Pro 3 is capable of connecting up to three external displays. To connect a third display the 2-in-1's own screen should be turned off; the device itself has a single Mini DisplayPort output and in order to connect two external displays one can additionally use a secondary Mini DisplayPort on a docking station accessory. To attach three displays, an aftermarket DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport hub can be used or a daisy chaining feature of compatible displays. One of external displays can be attached over-the-air utilizing Intel Wireless Display technology. In a single external display mode over DisplayPort, the i5 and i7-based models support a resolution of 3840x2160 at 60 Hz, known as 4K Ultra HD; the Surface Pro 3 shipped with Windows 8.1 Pro, but since the Windows 10 release on July 29, 2015, new devices come with the updated OS pre-installed, eliminating the need to upgrade as is the case on existing devices.

The Windows 10 upgrade, among other features, brings a Tablet mode, which can be useful when device is used as a tablet, without a keyboard attached. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the first 64-bit Windows devices that features InstantGo, allowing for smartphone-type power management capabilities; this allows for Windows Store apps to update info while the device appears off, for the operating system to run automatic maintenance when connected to AC. The Surface will enter hibernation state after four hours of no activity, to further conserve battery power. With InstantGo active there is only one power plan available with a limited options. InstantGo is not supported when Hyper-V is enabled, instead the device will enter hibernation each time it is put into sleep mode; the Surface-series devices feature a Type Cover accessory, an attachable protective keyboard, sold separately, yet has continually appeared in every Surface ad since the launch of the original Surface. The Type Cover for Surface Pro 3 features backlit keys, is thinner and has an improved touchpad over its predecessors.

It has a magnetic strip which binds to the front bezel of the display for additional stability. The magnetic strip can be used to elevate the position of the keyboard, which can help to comfortably use a Type Cover on a lap; the Surface Pro 3 is the first Surface device to feature an improved version of the Surface Pen, included with each device. In contrast to that from the earlier devices of the Pro line, based on Wacom technology, the Surface Pen of the Surface Pro 3 features N-trig DuoSense technology with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity. Microsoft offers a docking station, which adds five USB ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an additional Mini DisplayPort and a 3.5 mm audio socket for audio input/output. Some of Microsoft's wireless touch mice were restyled to match the Surface-series devices design, added where applicable a Bluetooth connectivity and relaunched as Surface Edition series mice: Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edi

Yoseikan Aikido

Yoseikan Aikido is the aikido taught at the Yoseikan Dojo in Shizuoka, under the direction of Minoru Mochizuki. Mochizuki was a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, he was an uchi deshi from around November 1930, to around August 1931. Mochizuki maintained contact with Ueshiba until the latter's death in 1969. In the 1970s Yoseikan Aikido was formally organised into Yoseikan Budo along with the other arts Mochizuki had studied and mastered, including judo, Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, kobudo, kendo and Mongolian kempo. However, some dojos still exist throughout the world that maintain their art as Aikido, as such, still refer to it as Yoseikan Aikido, or Yoseikan Aikijujutsu/ Aikijutsu. Traditionally Yoseikan Aikido contains all the aspects present in other aikido schools, for example ai, ki, seika-no-itten and tenkan. Other important aspects from judo are included, including kuzushi, jita kyoei, sei ryoku zen yo. Due to Mochizuki’s fighting experiences when introducing martial arts in France in the 1950s he felt that aikido needed a stronger technical basis to ‘meet all challengers.’ In essence all judo techniques can be thought of as Yoseikan Aikido techniques.

In reality, this only adds several core judo techniques, such as hip throws, shoulder throws, sacrifice throws, foot sweeps. Many in the aikido community see the ideas of foot sweeps and sacrifice throws as contrary to the core principles of aikido, where balance and being centred are paramount; these techniques, however, do not result in a loss of balance. Fundamentally, the foot sweeping techniques in Yoseikan Aikido are identical to otoshi waza in other aikido schools; the use of the foot ensures the technique is effective when the opponent is resisting. Less emphasis is placed on timing, more an overcommitted attack is not required; as for sacrifice throws, a fundamental principle used in Yoseikan Aikido is gyokushin, or the spirit of a ball. When a ball rolls it maintains its centre, and, true of the Yoseikan Aikidoka when performing sacrifice throws. You do not need to be on your feet to move spherically, important in the application of aikido techniques. Sincerity is another aspect which influences Yoseikan Aikido.

It is for this reason that Yoseikan Aikido includes basics and fundamental kata from karate Do. This makes sure that uke in Yoseikan is as effective and sincere in attack, as nage will become in defence. Before World War II, aikido students were required to have studied martial arts, have a letter of reference from their instructor; this meant that all pre-war students possessed basic skills of uke, including falling and striking. Now, aikido may be taken as a first art. Therefore, in Yoseikan students are taught. Put the main difference between Yoseikan, other schools is the way Mochizuki sensei structured his teachings, hence the way aikido was taught at the Yoseikan. Yoseikan has a logical structure, which can be seen as a fundamental influence of Jigoro Kano, who stressed the science of judo. More emphasis is placed on fundamentals, such as escaping from a grab; these techniques are mentioned in other aikido schools, are the first part of a locking or throwing technique. However, in Yoseikan Aikido they are examined as basics.

After its construction in 1931, Morihei Ueshiba visited and taught at the Yoseikan, Mochizuki was awarded his 8th Dan in the 1950s, as well as obtaining scrolls in Aikijujutsu from Ueshiba in the 1930s, his method was approved. In October 1930 after witnessing a demonstration of Morihei Ueshiba, Jigoro Kano organised for two students to study under him; these two men were, Minoru Mochizuki. With his previous knowledge in judo, jujutsu and kenjutsu, Mochizuki progressed under Ueshiba, he was appointed supervisor of the uchi deshi, served as a teaching assistant, Ueshiba suggested that Mochizuki marry his daughter and hence become his successor. Mochizuki was an uchi deshi under Ueshiba for several months. In mid to late 1931, Mochizuki fell ill with pulmonary tuberculosis. During his 3-month hospital stay the Yoseikan dojo was constructed for Mochizuki. Ueshiba, at the official opening of the Yoseikan in November 1931 taught seminars at the dojo. In June 1932, Ueshiba awarded Mochizuki with two Daito Ryu scrolls.

The first was the Hiden Ogi the second was the Goshinyo no Te. In Daito Ryu, one learns the Hiden Mokuroku the Aiki no Jutsu the Hiden Ogi, the Goshinyo no Te. After attaining these four levels, the person is qualified to teach the art. After these levels comes Kaishaku Soden and finally Menkyo Kaiden. In terms of Daito Ryu, Mochizuki was qualified to teach all that he had learnt up the Goshinyo no Te, it is worth noting that this is the technical level Ueshiba had achieved in Daito Ryu, although he held the official title Kyoju Dairi in Daito Ryu. This enabled Ueshiba to give instruction and travel to teach as a representative of the headmaster, Sokaku Takeda. Aikido at the Yoseikan continued to develop until 1972, when after returning from France, Mochizuki had decided to change the name to Yo

Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah

Sultan Azlan Shah University is a private university in Malaysia. Situated in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, it was known as Sultan Azlan Shah Islamic University College; the idea of setting up KUISAS was mooted by the late Sultan Azlan Shah in 1986. The idea was realised with the opening of a temporary campus at Jalan Datuk Seri Shaari off Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh in 1999. KISDAR was established by Perak State Islamic and Malay Affairs Council by virtue of KISDAR Enactment 2000; the Enactment was tabled and passed by the Perak State Legislative Assembly which received the royal assent on 6 March 2002. On 8 February 2006 the state government approved the construction of a permanent campus for KISDAR at Chandan Putri on a piece of land donated by the Acting Sultan of Perak Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah; the campus which cost RM 66 million, was completed in 2008. On 16 July 2009, Sultan Azlan Shah officiated the opening of the KISDAR campus at Bukit Chandan which is, since 2013, known as KUISAS. On 10 June 2016, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the status of university to KUISAS and, renamed KUISAS as USAS.

Minister of Higher Education Idris Jusoh presented the Instrument of Establishment to USAS on 14 June. USAS aims at spreading universal prosperity through the restoration of the supremacy of Islamic institutions and scholars, at exploring new knowledge. USAS outlines four missions in brief: Education, Research and Internationalisation. Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah


Varennes-en-Argonne or Varennes is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Varennes-en-Argonne lies on the river Aire to the northeast near Verdun, it was the scene of the Flight to Varennes. In June 1791 Louis XVI, with his immediate family, made a dash for the nearest friendly border, that of the Austrian Netherlands in modern Belgium, but in Varennes Louis and his family were arrested, by Citizen Drouet, the local postmaster, alerted by a message received from nearby Sainte-Menehould. It is said that at Sainte-Menehould, where the escaping party had spent the previous night, a merchant alerted the town authorities of their presence after recognizing the King's face on an Assignat, as Louis tried to buy something from a shop. Once more the royal family returned to the Tuileries in humiliating captivity, Louis and Marie-Antoinette were subsequently guillotined in 1793. Located in the Zone rouge, Varennes was destroyed during the First World War but was reconstructed afterwards.

The Pennsylvania Memorial, a monument for volunteers from 28th Division Pennsylvania in the First World War, was erected in Varennes during the Interwar period. Arboretum de Varennes-en-Argonne Communes of the Meuse department

Norman C. Armitage

Norman Armitage was an American saber fencer. Armitage, Jewish, was born in Albany, New York. Armitage began fencing, he won. He attended New York University Law School, where in 1937 he earned a law degree, in 1939 he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in patent law. In won 10 times in 25 appearances at the national championships: in 1930, from 1934 to 1936, from 1939 to 1943, in 1945, he holds more than any other US sabre fencer. Armitage competed in six Olympics, 1928–36 and 1948–56, only taking a break for World War II, he competed in the Olympics over a 28-year span. He carried the U. S. flag in the Olympic opening ceremony in 1948, 1952, 1956. At the 1928 Summer Olympics, he competed in the team events; the American team was eliminated in the first round, Armitage reached the semifinals in individual sabre. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, he finished fourth. In individual sabre, he placed ninth. Armitage competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in spite of severe chemical burns on his right hand suffered in January of that year.

He reached the semifinals in individual sabre, placed fifth in the team sabre event. He won his only medal, a bronze, in the team sabre event. At the 1952 Summer Olympics, Armitage competed in the team sabre event but not the individual sabre, they finished fourth. Armitage was the first person to be inducted into the USFA Hall of Fame, in 1963. List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games List of select Jewish fencers Kesavabhotla, Kartik. "Armitage Has His Day". Columbia Spectator. Spectator Publishing Company. "Ivies in Athens"

Phyllocnistis perseafolia

Phyllocnistis perseafolia is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known only from the type locality in the Department of Caldas, west-central Colombia, but widespread over northern South America wherever avocado is cultivated; the length of the forewings is 2.6–3.2 mm. Adults have been recorded in April in Colombia; the larvae feed on Persea americana. Serpentine mines of this species have been observed on avocado fruit, they mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long, serpentine gallery, containing a dark, median frass trail, present on either the underside or upperside of the leaf, with pupation occurring in a enlarged, elliptical chamber at the mine terminus along the leaf edge; the specific name is derived from the generic plant name of its host and the Latin folium, in reference to its leafmining habit