A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switchelectronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals changes the current through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be higher than the controlling (input) power, a transistor can amplify a signal. Today, some transistors are packaged individually, but many more are found embedded in integrated circuits.
Taneleer Tivan is one of the Elders of the Universe and is close to his fellow Elder En Dwi Gast (the Grandmaster). He apparently came to self-awareness billions of years ago, on the planet Cygnus X-1. He is an enormously powerful being who wielded the Power Primordial and, though at first he took the appearance of an old human, his true form is a powerful alien.
For millions of years, the Collector lived on an unknown world with his wife and child, spending his days in thought and contemplation. Over three billion years ago, when his wife, Matani Tivan, lost the will to live and relinquished her immortality, the Collector realized he would need a hobby to maintain his own sanity, and began collecting interesting artifacts and life forms from around the universe. Eventually, his obsession reached such heights he collected anything he considered rare or valuable often just for the sake of collecting. As such, he has a wide variety of rare or unique items at his disposal.
The original trilogy largely revolves around a soldier named Commander Shepard, whose mission is to save the galaxy from a race of powerful mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their agents, including the first game's antagonist Saren Arterius. The first game sees Shepard investigating Saren, whom Shepard slowly comes to understand is operating under the guidance of Sovereign, a Reaper left behind in the Milky Way tens of thousands of years before, when the Reapers exterminated virtually all sentient organic life in the galaxy as part of a recurrent cycle of genocide for an unknown purpose. Sovereign's purpose is to trigger the imminent return of the Reaper fleet hibernating in extra-galactic dark space, restarting the process of extermination. The second game takes place two years later, and sees Shepard battling the Collectors, an alien race abducting entire human colonies in a plan to help the Reapers return to the Milky Way. The final game of Shepard's trilogy centers on the war waging against the Reapers.
.Africa is the proposed Internet generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa gTLD serves as a regional domain for individuals and entities based in and out of Africa.
The .Africa gTLD has not yet been delegated to any organization as registry operator. The .Africa application that was submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust is now the subject of an unresolved disagreement with ICANN (DCA Trust vs ICANN) following an Independent Review Panel (IRP) Process that was invoked by DCA Trust under ICANN’s accountability mechanism in October 2013. The IRP was administrated by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, US.
DCA Trust had passed all the new gTLD applicant evaluation criteria, but before the Initial Evaluation (IE) result was issued, a Governmental Advisory Committee GAC Objection Advice that had been issued in Beijing in April 2013 was later accepted by the ICANN Board in early June 2013 which caused the ICANN Board to instruct ICANN staff that DCA Trust’s .Africa new gTLD application will not be approved. This had caused the non-completion of the evaluation of DCA Trust’s application; which then led DCA Trust to challenge the ICANN Board decision through a series of accountability mechanism.
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
... vandalism of infrastructure, especially copper, at utilities including Transnet, Eskom and the PassengerRailAgency of SouthAfrica by requiring sellers to be registered entities, which could perplex random collectors and ensure accountability between dealers and sellers.
Nigeria. ... The luxury brand aims to provide more than just accommodations; they seek to create memorable and enriching experiences for their guests ... It allows guests to become art collectors during their stay, taking home not only memories but also a tangible piece of Africa’s rich cultural legacy. .
‘Our uniqueness and strength lies in our ability to gather a wide spectrum of artistic voices on one stage, ranging from a revered 91-year-old artist and prominent collectors, to the hottest new musical talents and DJs in Africa... exemplifies unity and excellence across Africa.”.
A first in WestAfrica, this weekend is yet another gathering of art enthusiasts, curious minds, and collectors ... In an exclusive interview with Peterside-Schwebig, THISDAY gathered much about the new paths that the fair is charting on the cultural landscape in Africa.
Al Tassan’s works were included among three other female collectors in the sale – including the late Rasamny, the widely admired collector who was an important supporter of Middle Eastern art, as first chairwoman of the Royal Academy and member of both the Tate and the British Museum’s Middle East and NorthAfrica acquisition committees.
ART X Lagos, the leading international art fair in WestAfrica, returns for its eighth edition, from 2-5 November 2023 with a compelling multi-disciplinary programme themed, “The Dialogue” ... ART X Lagos was created to showcase and support the breadth of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.
What is clear however, is that it is a market on the rise in SouthAfrica — and is one that can pay off in the long run ... Meanwhile, another vintage highly collectible bag brand has been described as the new “modern must-have” for both experienced and new collectors, fetching average auction prices nearing $29 000.
Meteorites are therefore rightly classified by many countries as an integral part of communal natural heritage and are sought after by museums and private collectors. SouthAfrica, where I research meteorites, is one such country ... If proved true, these would be the first meteorite discoveries in South Africa in over 40 years.
for the ‘missing middle’. In the vast expanse of financial services, the narrative of the ‘missing middle’ has persistently plagued economies around the world ... Borrowing from the practices of individual savings collectors prevalent in WestAfrica, S&Ls have crafted a unique approach that emphasises immediacy, accessibility and personalisation.
Last week, the GautengHigh Court considered an application by insurance group Clientèle that the Payments Association of SouthAfrica (Pasa) change its rules governing debit orders ... Pasa said its initial focus was on dealing with the rogue collectors, experienced by consumers in the form of R99 and R199 unauthorised collections from bank accounts.
BatiaOfer, billionaire art collector and philanthropist, was always a sensitive child. But it was when she moved to SouthAfrica, she says, that she learnt empathy ... She’s been named by ARTnews as one of the top 200 collectors in the world and uses her connections to convince galleries and artists to donate works to Art of Wishes auctions ... Sponsored ... .
While walking through Cape Town’s busy city centre, it is easy to catch yourself stopping to peek inside Brundyn Arts & Culture, a new space in the art world where collectors and enthusiasts are invited to connect on a deeper level ... “I’m fascinated by the psyche of the collector,” says Brundyn.
"Cold Fact' was SouthAfrica's." ... South Africa ... Copies of his first album made their way not only to South Africa, but also to Australia, where the record was championed by a Sydney radio DJ and became a collector's item, reportedly selling at record stores for more than $300.
Another successful item was lot 1, named ‘Perlemoen’, the common term for abalone in SouthAfrica, and this item attracted attention amongst many collectors and with an investment grade rating of 95, the 2,5 catties of 25-year-old dried abalone were displayed in their polished ...