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Xpress: Platform 13 is a steel roller coaster at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands. It was launched as Superman The Ride in April 2000. The name was changed to Xpress in the season of 2005. It is the first LSM-coaster in Europe.
After the train has been locked and checked, it slowly advances out of the station to the launch area. The train goes through a tunnel, where the passengers wait until the countdown starts. After the countdown, the trains, which exist out of 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train, are accelerated from 0 - 55.9 mph in 2.8 seconds. It first climbs into a Sea Serpent Roll, which is a 2 inversion element. You begin with a sidewinder, followed by a reverse sidewinder. Then the train plunges into numerous turns and helixes and the 3rd inversion, a corkscrew. The train then passes in through a mid course brake run, makes a few turns then travels into the final brake run.
XPRESS is an award-winning British multi-cultural entertainment television series produced by Windrush Productions for Central Television.
XPRESS is back on track for a new series highlighting the best in multi - cultural entertainment from the Central region - with features on everything from comedy to cookery and fashion and funk.
During the seven weeks, the show focus on some of the best known names in entertainment, including soul music legend EDWIN STARR, Gladiator NIGHTSHADE - alias Olympic athlete Judy Simpson - chart topping stars PATO BANTON, APACHE INDIAN, RANKING ROGER and hit band CHINA BLACK. Titus Dawo and Radha Menon return as presenters for the second series which aims to combine a sense of humour with stories filmed in some of the most picturesque parts of the area - as well as highlighting many rising stars from the region.
In the first programme, soul legend Edwin Starr reveals how he is still recording at the age of 53 and gives a guided tour of his baronial castle in Warwickshire. Britain's answer to the late Kung-Fu king Bruce Lee - Pervez Khan - shows Titus what it takes to be a martial arts hero and Thai chefs Henry loui and Henry Chau, from Birmingham's china town, rustle up a delicious meal in just 15 minutes.
Innovation is a new idea, or more-effective device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more-effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term "innovation" can be defined as something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society.
While a novel device is often described as an innovation, in economics, management science, and other fields of practice and analysis, innovation is generally considered to be the result of a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society.
In business and economics, innovation can be a catalyst to growth. With rapid advancements in transportation and communications over the past few decades, the old world concepts of factor endowments and comparative advantage which focused on an area’s unique inputs are outmoded for today’s global economy. Economist Joseph Schumpeter, who contributed greatly to the study of innovation economics, argued that industries must incessantly revolutionize the economic structure from within, that is innovate with better or more effective processes and products, as well as market distribution, such as the connection from the craft shop to factory. He famously asserted that “creative destruction is the essential fact about capitalism”. In addition, entrepreneurs continuously look for better ways to satisfy their consumer base with improved quality, durability, service, and price which come to fruition in innovation with advanced technologies and organizational strategies.
In time series analysis (or forecasting) — as conducted in statistics, signal processing, and many other fields — the innovation is the difference between the observed value of a variable at time t and the optimal forecast of that value based on information available prior to time t. If the forecasting method is working correctly successive innovations are uncorrelated with each other, i.e., constitute a white noise time series. Thus it can be said that the innovation time series is obtained from the measurement time series by a process of 'whitening', or removing the predictable component. The use of the term innovation in the sense described here is due to Hendrik Bode and Claude Shannon (1950) in their discussion of the Wiener filter problem, although the notion was already implicit in the work of Kolmogorov.
Innovation is a subscription-based magazine, compiling recent developments in the area of research in Singapore and globally. The format and style is designed to be accessible to an "educated layperson", and also includes relevant fields such as patenting. The magazine is jointly published by the National University of Singapore and World Scientific.
To date, local Singaporean companies such as the Defence, Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and academia have been featured in the magazine.
Aside from the cover story, each magazine generally has the following columns: