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The SECS-II, sometimes called SEMI E5, is a communication protocol used in the semiconductor industry between devices involved in manufacturing. Much like the protocols in the OSI model, SECS-II is a layer above SECS-I and HSMS. While SECS-I and HSMS define how the communications are transmitted, SECS-II defines the format and content of messages that can be sent over SECS-I or HSMS; the protocol is maintained by the SEMI organization, from which copies of the SEMI E5 standard may be obtained for a fee. The SECS-II defines the message structure between host. Most of the SEMI E5 standard is a large library of possible messages – a few of which have redundant functionality with different message structures. Most equipment support only a restricted subset of these messages; some equipment define custom SECS-II messages. Only a subset of the possible messages is required by the GEM standard; some SECS-II message transactions may be initiated by only the host. Other SECS-II message transactions may be initiated only by an equipment.

A few message transactions may be initiated by either the equipment. In order for a SECS-II message to be valid, it must be used by the correct party and have the correct message format; the host and equipment can agree to support custom messages to implement custom features whose format is not defined in SEMI E5, but this is discouraged when standard message are sufficient. The SECS-II messages are organized into categories called streams that are identified by an integer between 0 and 255; each stream category contains specific messages, or functions identified by an integer between 0 and 255. A primary message is an odd-numbered function. A secondary message is the corresponding numbered function. A request for information and the corresponding data transmission is an example of such an activity. In most transmissions when either the host or equipment sends a primary message, the response is the corresponding secondary message. Unless the reply bit is clear, a primary message should always be responded to with the complementary secondary message.

For most SECS-II messages, a secondary reply message is required. For example, if the host sends an S1,F1 message to request'Are you there?' equipment will send a reply S1,F2 message to indicate'I am here'. Each SECS-II message exchange has a unique transaction ID number; the standards allow message interleaving where there is more than one concurrent transaction. The SECS-II standard defines lists of allowed data types including ASCII, boolean, 4 and 8 byte floating points and unsigned integers of byte length 1, 2, 4, or 8 and a List. SECS-II messages are sent as structured binary data, it is a efficient means to package information across a network without wasting bandwidth. When using the SECS-I standard, RS-232 serial communication, the message size is limited to 7995148 bytes; when using the HSMS standard, TCP/IP network communication, the maximum message size is limited to 4294967295 bytes. The structure of each standard SECS-II message is defined by the SEMI E5 SECS-II standard. A message can be a simple data element, such as an ASCII string.

A message can be a complex list structure with multiple levels of lists in the hierarchy. The SECS-II standard limits a single element within a SECS-II message to 16777215 bytes; these old links are now broken

Alemayehu Shumye

Alemayehu Shumye Tafere was an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialised in marathon running. Born in Nazret, he took up running in 2004 when he moved to Addis Ababa with the hope of emulating the success of Haile Gebrselassie, he made his marathon debut in 2008 at the Marathon del Riso in Vercelli and won the race in a time of 2:14:33. He ran in two other marathons that year, winning the Warsaw Marathon in 2:11:50 – a course record and personal best – and breaking the course record to win the Beirut Marathon in November, he came tenth at the Zurich Marathon in 2009 and improved his personal best at the Frankfurt Marathon, running a time of 2:08:46 for fifth place as the only non-Kenyan to reach the top eight. He was among the leaders of the Xiamen Marathon on January 2010, but fell back at the 35 km mark taking fifth place, he returned to the race the following year and took third place in 2:09:58, his second sub-2:10 clocking. In his second run of 2011 he finished in the top five of the Rotterdam Marathon, again running under two hours and ten minutes.

He was one of six men to go under the previous course record at the Ljubljana Marathon in October, but did not make the podium with his fifth-place finish. Shumye won the Gold Coast Marathon on 1 July 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia, he died in a car accident on January 11, 2013. Alemayehu Shumye at World Athletics


The KORKUT is a Turkish all-weather-capable 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun developed by ASELSAN. Designed to replace to aging M42A1 Duster systems of the Turkish Armed Forces, each Korkut system compromises of 1 command and control vehicle and 3 weapons platforms; each weapon platform carries a twin 2×35 mm Oerlikon KDC-02 cannon, manufactured under licence by MKEK. Each weapons system can fire up to 1100 rounds a minute up to a range of 4 km; the command and control vehicle has an effective radar range of 70 km. The Weapon System Vehicle and Command-and-Control Vehicle configurations designed under the Korkut Project are based on the FNSS ACV-30 and is amphibious and have the capability of propelling themselves in deep water and rivers; the Turkish Armed Forces has ordered 40 weapons systems, deliveries are scheduled to complete in 2022. Additionally it was reported that Pakistan Plans to induct this weapon system and that Pakistan would conduct tests in mid 2017. K30 Biho M247 Sergeant York Marksman anti-aircraft system PZA Loara Tunguska-M1 Type 95 SPAAA Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun ZSU-23-4 Shilka

West Palm Beach Tropics

The West Palm Beach Tropics were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The club hired Dick Williams as manager and fielded a lineup that included slugger Dave Kingman and Rollie Fingers; the Tropics ran away with the Southern Division title. Ron Washington led the club's offense, hitting.359 with a league-high 73 RBI. Mickey Rivers hit Kingman added 8 homers; the pitching staff was led by Juan Eichelberger, who went 11-5 with a 2.90 ERA. Tim Stoddard won 10 games for the club. Local Valentino Falcone ruptured a hamstring stealing second base depriving him of an eventual roster spot. Despite their regular season dominance, the Tropics lost 12-4 to the St. Petersburg Pelicans in the SPBA's initial championship game; the West Palm Beach Tropics returned for a second season, as a traveling team known as the Florida Tropics, however the team ceased operation when the league folded in December 1990. The Tropics had the league's best attendance record.

A crowd of 3,404 showed up for opening night, an 8-1 victory over the St. Lucie Legends, the average draw over 35 home dates settled at a respectable 1,600; the estimated break-even point for every franchise was 2,000 per game. Five of the league's eight teams did not get half that figure; the initial WPB team owners, future Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry and Boca Raton lawyer Don Sider, sold the Tropics after the first season, convinced the league would fail in its attempt to expand to California and Arizona. New York theatrical producer Mitch Maxwell purchased the club but never completed financial requirements with the league and tried to sell the team back to Henry; the former home of the tropics, Municipal Stadium, was demolished and is now a Home Depot. Manager: Dick Williams Coaches: Bob Fralick, Ed Rakow, Larry Brown Ken Shepard, Vice President of Operations / Manager Ken Burlew, Asst. Dir. of Operations Michelle Jaminet, Vice President of Marketing Dale Patten, Ticket Manager Frank Calieri, Marketing Assistant

Sheikhupura District

Sheikhupura, is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan. Sheikhupura is the headquarters of Sheikhupura district. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 3,321,029 of which 25.45% were urban. In 2005 one of its subdivisions was split off to form the new Nankana Sahib District; the predominant language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census results for the tehsils of Sheikhupura and Safdarabad, is the first language of 98% of the population, while Urdu is the first language of 1.1%. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, most populous cities of the district are Sheikhupura, Kot Abdul Malik and Ferozewala. All these four cities are listed in the List of most populous cities in Pakistan; the district comprises 5 tehsils: Sheikhupura Ferozewala Muridke Sharaq Pur Safdarabad List of Municipal Committees in District Sheikhupura Sharaqpur Sharif Hiran Minar Sheikhupura Fort Sheikhupura District