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Vernor Vinge

Vernor Steffen Vinge is an American science fiction author and retired professor. He taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University, he is the first wide-scale popularizer of the technological singularity concept and the first to present a fictional "cyberspace". He has won the Hugo Award for his novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep, A Deepness in the Sky, Rainbows End, Fast Times at Fairmont High, The Cookie Monster. Vinge published his first short story, "Bookworm, Run!", in the March 1966 issue of Analog Science Fiction edited by John W. Campbell; the story explores the theme of artificially augmented intelligence by connecting the brain directly to computerised data sources. He became a moderately prolific contributor to SF magazines in early 1970s. In 1969, he expanded the story "Grimm's Story" into Grimm's World, his second novel, The Witling, was published in 1976. Vinge came to prominence in 1981 with his novella True Names the first story to present a fleshed-out concept of cyberspace, which would be central to cyberpunk stories by William Gibson, Neal Stephenson and others.

His next two novels, The Peace War and Marooned in Realtime, explore the spread of a future libertarian society, deal with the impact of a technology which can create impenetrable force fields called'bobbles'. These books built Vinge's reputation as an author who would explore ideas to their logical conclusions in inventive ways. Both books were nominated for the Hugo Award, but lost to novels by William Gibson and Orson Scott Card. Vinge won the Hugo Award with his 1992 novel, A Fire Upon the Deep. A Deepness in the Sky was a prequel to Fire, following competing groups of humans in The Slow Zone as they struggle over who has the rights to exploit a technologically emerging alien culture. Deepness won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2000, his novellas Fast Times at Fairmont High and The Cookie Monster won Hugo Awards in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Vinge's 2006 novel Rainbows End, set in the same universe and featuring some of the same characters as Fast Times at Fairmont High, won the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

In 2011, he released The Children of the Sky, a sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep set 10 years following the end of A Fire Upon the Deep. Vinge retired in 2000 from teaching at San Diego State University. Most years, since its inception in 1999, Vinge has been on the Free Software Foundation's selection committee for their Award for the Advancement of Free Software. Vernor Vinge was Writer Guest of Honor at ConJosé, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention in 2002, his former wife, Joan D. Vinge, is a science fiction author, they were married from 1972 to 1979. The Peace War ISBN 0-312-94342-3 — Hugo Award nominee, 1985 "The Ungoverned" - first published in Far Frontiers, Volume III, included in Across Realtime ISBN 0-671-72098-8 Marooned in Realtime ISBN 0-312-94295-8 — Prometheus Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, 1987 A Fire Upon the Deep — Hugo Award winner, 1993. "True Names" "The Peddler's Apprentice" "The Ungoverned" "Long Shot" Threats... and Other Promises ISBN 0-671-69790-0 "Apartness" "Conquest by Default" "The Whirligig of Time" "Gemstone" "Just Peace" "Original Sin" "The Blabber" True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier ISBN 0-312-86207-5 The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge ISBN 0-312-87373-5 or ISBN 0-312-87584-3 "Bookworm, Run!"

"The Accomplice" "The Peddler's Apprentice" "The Ungoverned" "Long Shot" "Apartness" "Conquest by Default" "The Whirligig of Time" "Bomb Scare" "The Science Fair" "Gemstone" "Just Peace" "Original Sin" "The Blabber" "Win a Nobel Prize!" "The Barbarian Princess" "Fast Times at Fairmont High" "The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era", Whole Earth Review "2020 Computing: The creativity machine", Nature "A Dry Martini" "The Cookie Monster" "Synthetic Serendipity", IEEE Spectrum Online, 30 June 2004 "A Preliminary Assessment of the Drake Equation, Being an Excerpt from the Memoirs of Star Captain Y

Swimming at the 2011 Pan American Games – Women's 100 metre butterfly

The women's 100 metre butterfly competition of the swimming events at the 2011 Pan American Games took place on October 15 at the Scotiabank Aquatics Center in the municipality of Zapopan, near Guadalajara, Mexico. The defending Pan American Games champion was Kathleen Hersey of the United States; the race consisted of two lengths of the pool. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows: Each National Olympic Committee was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the A standard in the qualifying period. NOCs were permitted to enter one athlete providing they had met the B standard in the same qualifying period. All times are in seconds; the first round was held on October 15. The B final was held on October 15; the final was held on October 15

Australian Stock Horse

The Australian Stock Horse, has been bred for Australian conditions. It is a hardy breed of horse noted for endurance and good temperament, its ancestry dates to the arrival of the first horses in Australia, brought from Europe and Asia. It is used today in a wide variety of disciplines, is still valued as a working horse by stockmen and stockwomen throughout Australia; the roots of the Australian Stock Horse date back to the earliest importation of nine horses to Australia, with the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay in January, 1788. Some of the original horse breeds in these early imports included the Thoroughbred, Cape of Good Hope Horse, Timor Pony, Welsh Mountain pony. Horses in Australia were bred for their stamina and strength, with weaker animals culled and only the strongest allowed to breed. In the 1830s, additional Thoroughbreds were imported into Australia to improve the local strains, the mid-20th century had infusions from the American Quarter Horse; the Australian Stock Horse and the Waler horse come from similar roots, though today they are separate breeds.

The "station horse", an ancestor of both breeds was used by the Australian Army in the First World War and was renowned for its toughness and endurance. However, the modern Australian Stock Horse differs from the Waler Horse; the horses shipped abroad to fight in war and kept at home to be bred on as Walers were the larger animals, as they were required to carry a rider with the considerable extra weight of weapons and a full pack. Some of the heaviest animals were required pull water carts and carriages. However, the characteristics of toughness and endurance remain with the Australian Stock Horse of today. Formal recognition of Australian Stock Horses as a distinct breed began in June 1971, when over 100 campdrafters and horse breeders met in Tamworth, New South Wales, to form the Australian Stock Horse Society. Many of these people bred stock horses using bloodlines tracing back to native stock, along with some Arabians, a few ponies of outstanding merit. Most of the early ASH registrations were of horses bred with bloodlines that excelled at both campdrafting and cattle work in the rugged Great Dividing Range.

Horses were inspected for registration by three classifiers, who assessed them for conformation and athletic ability. The best were accepted for inclusion in the Stud Book, some were approved for the registry appendix, those not meeting the criteria for registration were rejected. Fourteen specific foundation sires are responsible for most of the bloodlines accepted into the Society Australia-wide, most well-bred Australian Stock Horses trace to one of these foundation sires; these included horses bred from colonial stock: Saladin and his son Radium and Bobbie Bruce. The others were Thoroughbreds. Since Rivoli Ray, Blue Moon Mystic, Eliotts Creek Cadet, Warrenbri Romeo, some American Quarter Horses have had a large influence on the breed; the use of Quarter Horse bloodlines is somewhat controversial, with some breeders preferring to stay with older lines. Those who wish to bring in outside blood are required to pay high fees to the society, thus providing an incentive for breeders to only bring in worthwhile horses.

The Australian Stock Horse is bred for intelligence, courage and stamina. The horse will be sound and quick moving with a sure-footed walk, it will have a responsive temperament. All colours are acceptable. Height ranges from 14 to 16.2 hands. The ideal Australian Stock Horse is well proportioned in all respects according to its size. Desired traits include expressive head with large eyes and a broad forehead; the neck arched, with the head well set on. The withers should be well defined. Overall conformation is well-muscled, but not bulky, with correct conformation that includes a deep chest, well-sprung ribs, a strong and broad back, powerful hindquarters; the hooves are well-conformed. Around 190,000 Australian Stock Horses are registered or foals recorded with the Australian Stock Horse Society; the Stock Horse is used in many competitive disciplines, including polo, dressage, show jumping and endurance riding. It is used for stockman challenges, Pony Club activities, general hacking, stock work on cattle stations.

While horses are now being replaced in the flatter Outback and Top End by motorcycles and helicopters, they are still necessary today for mustering in rugged mountain terrain. A tribute to the Australian Stock Horse was held during the 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony when an Australian Stock Horse reared and another 120 Stock Horses were ridden into the stadium and performed intricate manoeuvres to the music of the specially written Olympics version of the main theme of the film The Man from Snowy River by Australian composer Bruce Rowland; the Australian Stock Horse Crown Law has represented Australia in World Championship and Olympic dressage competition. As of March 2008, the Australian Outback Spectacular used 42 Australian Stock Horses in its show on the Gold Coast, Queensland, 31 of which were used in a show on a rotational basis. Campdrafting The Man from Snowy River Stock horse Stockman Australian Stock Horse Society: Horses of Significance Gower, Peter. Australian Stock Horse - Stallion Pedigree Book, Vol. 1 Starr, Joan.

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How Your Love Makes Me Feel

"How Your Love Makes Me Feel" is a song written by Trey Bruce and Max T. Barnes, recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, it was released in May 1997 as the first single from their Greatest Hits album. Having held the Number One position for three weeks in the United States, it is the band's longest-lasting Number One hit, it became the band's second number one hit and their first since "Meet in the Middle" in 1991. It reached number one in Canada. In this song, the narrator, tells his significant other the unusual way her love makes; the song is in the key of C Major, before transposing upward to D Major on the last repetition of the chorus. In the verses, the main chord progression is C-F-Am-G-C-G/B-F-Am-G, in the chorus, the progression is C-D7-F-G7 five times. Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that Clute's "skilled production lets the band's ample musical talents shine on this positive tune."

He goes on to say that the "sing-along chorus will be a plus at country radio." The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered on October 13, 1997 on CMT. "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" debuted at number 74 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 7, 1997; the song reached number one on September 27, 1997 and remained there for three consecutive weeks until it was knocked off by "How Do I Get There" by Deana Carter. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Ovid F. Johnson

Ovid Fraser Johnson was a Pennsylvania lawyer, who served as state Attorney General. Johnson was born the son of Jehodia Pitt Hannah Fraser, he was admitted to the bar of Luzerne county in 1831. He married a descendant of a New Netherland settler, they had four children. The one named after the father became a lawyer. Johnson was co-author, with Benjamin Parke, of A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from; the 1838 election of Governor Porter led to the appointment of Johnson to state Attorney General when he was only 31 years old. Porter's re-election led to Johnson serving two terms. Johnson's most notable case was Prigg v. Pennsylvania, where Edward Prigg was tried by Pennsylvania for kidnapping a "fugitive slave", despite Prigg's acting under the terms of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. Johnson took the unusual view that the federal and state laws were compatible, a view that would be rejected by the Supreme Court

Massacre (franchise)

The Massacre films are two series of slasher films executive-produced by Roger Corman: The Slumber Party Massacre series, the Sorority House Massacre series, distributed by New World Pictures and New Concorde. The title "Massacre Collection" was utilized in the marketing of the DVD releases of the films, was not a part of their theatrical or initial home video releases; the films, each produced by Roger Corman, were marketed as an analogous series based on their related content as well as the inclusion of "massacre" in their respective titles. Although, contrary to this Page's title, they have never been referred to as the " Massacre franchise", as the word franchise was not in use when these films were made; the Slumber Party Massacre series has the distinction of being the first series in horror film history whose films were written and directed by women. In 2010, all three of the Slumber Party Massacre films were released as a triple feature DVD by Shout! Factory as part of the company's Roger Corman's Cult Classics DVD series.

On March 18, 2014, Shout! Factory released a standalone release of The Slumber Party Massacre on Blu-ray for the first time, on January 17, 2017, Slumber Party Massacre II and III were released as a double feature Blu-ray by Shout! Factory. None of these releases featured the Massacre Collection epithet that the original New Concorde DVD releases had. Sorority House Massacre was released on Blu-ray for the first time on November 3, 2014 by Scorpion Releasing; this release was limited to 1,200 copies. As of December 2019, Sorority House Massacre II has not been given a Blu-ray release; the two series have spawned several unofficial sequels, inspired releases with a varying level of connection to each other. The film Cheerleader Massacre, directed by Jim Wynorski, is a sequel of sorts to the first Slumber Party Massacre film. Cheerleader Massacre was itself followed by a loose sequel named Cheerleader Massacre 2; the film Hard to Die is called the third Sorority House Massacre film, as it was once again directed by Wynorski, features many of the same actors, as well as some of the same characters.

Wynorski directed Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre. There are films such as Sorority Party Massacre, which rely on the name value, but have little association with earlier films. Lost Mysteries Shary, Timothy. Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in American Cinema Since 1980. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-75662-5