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 For CEO, it's a Leap of faith | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Three months after emerging from bankruptcy, Leap Wireless International is free of $2 billion in previous debt, touts a positive cash flow and boasts one of the lowest costs per minute in the industry for airtime.
Leap said it planned to release its first financial statement since its emergence from bankruptcy yesterday, but by early evening the report still had not been released.
Leap, with its easy-to-understand, all-you-can-call plans, was a favorite of investors, particularly those in San Diego, who were hoping Leap's stock would skyrocket as Qualcomm's had done.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20041119/news_1b19leap.html   (1216 words)

 History & info - various calendars used by smaller groups
The year starts on 11 September in the Gregorian Calendar or on the 12th in (Gregorian) Leap Years.
Since the Persian year is defined by the astronomical vernal equinox, the answer is simply: Leap years are years in which there are 366 days between two Persian new year's days.
If you number the years within each cycle starting with 0, then leap years are the years that are divisible by 4, except that the year 0 is not a leap year.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-other.html   (1435 words)

 Calendar Conversions Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Another recently proposed change in the leap year rule is to make years that are multiples of 4000 not a leap year, but this has never been officially accepted and this rule is not implemented in these algorithms.
Leap years can be from 383 to 385 days and common years can be from 353 to 355 days.
Leap years occur in a fixed pattern of 19 years called the metonic cycle.
www.boogle.com /info/cal-overview.html   (1782 words)

 ( TI - UT1 )
In any case, by 1958, after three years of observations of the motion of the moon, it was determined that the ephemeris second was notably shorter than the mean solar second; it corresponded to 9192631770 cycles of the cesium resonance.
The approximate year of failure is 2057, 2079, or 2095 for decelerations of 42, 31, or 25.6 s/cy
Leap seconds were instituted in 1972 when radio broadcast time signals changed from counting ``elastic seconds'' (which by their definition evenly divided the day) to SI seconds (which have no relation to the day).
www.ucolick.org /~sla/leapsecs/dutc.html   (7407 words)

 The Ethiopic Calendar
The year starts on 11 September in the Gregorian Calendar (G.C.) or on the 12th in (Gregorian) Leap Years.
The Julian year is equal in length to the Coptic or Ethiopic year.
Leap (>gr) years by the Ethiopian Calendar are those that end in a Gregorian calendar year preceding a Gregorian calendar leap year.
www.ethiopic.com /calendar/ethiopic.htm   (2664 words)

 Dates and Calendars in Perl
The reason for this is that arrays in Perl start numbering at 0, and since this value will frequently be used as an index into an array of month names, the numbering here starts at 0 also.
Of course, as the ancient Egyptians discovered, without having a leap year, the Nile floods at a different time every year, and it's a little hard to play more than a few years in advance for your family reunion, because that date might be in the winter a few years from now.
Every forth year is a leap year, except for years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400.
lexington.pm.org /meetings/dates1.html   (1391 words)

 1992 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
June 12 - Medical doctor Pravin Thakkar is sentenced to 16 years for aborting the fetuses of 2 of his former lovers without their permission.
September 15 – Mihkel Mathiesen assumes presidency of the pre-WW II Republic of Estonia in exile, and appoints a new government in pursuit to avoid abolition of the government in exile.
November 24 - Queen Elizabeth II describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year), due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family, as well as the Windsor Castle fire.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1992   (3640 words)

 The Gregorian Calendar—History
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the advancement of the calendar by 10 days and introduced a new corrective device to curb further error: century years such as 1700 or 1800 would no longer be counted as leap years, unless they were (like 1600 or 2000) divisible by 400.
On October 5, 1793, the revolutionary convention decreed that the year (starting on September 22, 1792—the autumnal equinox, and the day after the proclamation of the new republic) would be divided into 12 months of 30 days, named after corresponding seasonal phenomena (e.g.
In leap years, the extra day, Revolution Day, was to be added to the end of the year.
www.factmonster.com /spot/gregorian1.html   (914 words)

 Units: L
Using the Texas definition of the vara as the starting point, the legua is 4428.4 acres, 6.919 square miles, 1792 hectares, or 17.92 square kilometers.
One light year is the distance that light travels in one year through a vacuum (and, of course, most of the Universe is close to being a vacuum).
The "year" used for this calculation is usually the Julian year of exactly 365.25 days or 31 557 600 seconds; sometimes the mean tropical year of 31 556 925.9747 seconds is used.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictL.html   (4281 words)

 About the Hebrew Calendar
The relationship of the Hebrew year to the Civil year is illustrated by this chart.
This, and the Molad Tishrei for the following year, determine whether the year needs to be defective, regular, or excessive, and the year's position in the 19-year cycle determines whether it is a leap year or a common year.
Compute the number of whole years since the beginning of the current century by dividing the remainder from Step 2 by 365.25, the average number of days per year in a century.
www.shirhadash.org /calendar/abouthcal.html   (1183 words)

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Nothing was yet created, and only a virtual clock started to tick on the first day of that year, heard, as it were, only by the Creator, on the first day of the week (Sunday) the 24th of Elul, (22 August 3760 B.C. in the Gregorian calendar).
The first Julian year commenced with the 1st of January of the 46th before the birth of Christ, and the 708th from the foundation of the city.
The additional day which occurred every fourth year was given to February, as being the shortest month, and was inserted in the calendar between the 24th and 25th day.
www.abdicate.net /cal.aspx   (2073 words)

 Template:Isoyear - Meta
This template computes the number of the ISO year for a date of the Gregorian calendar and its backward extrapolation, the proleptic Gregorian calendar.
The ISO year starts at the first day (Monday) of week 01 and ends at the Sunday before the new ISO year (hence without overlap or gap).
In the period 4 January - 28 December and on all Thursdays the ISO year number is always equal to the ordinary year number.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/Template:Isoyear   (346 words)

 The Shire Calendar
The calendar used by the Hobbits of the Shire divided the year into twelve months which, unlike the irregular months of Roman and modern Europe, were of equal length: every month in the Hobbit year had exactly thirty days.
Because of this Hobbit innovation that kept the weeks in the same place every year, which they called the Shire-reform, the calendar shown on the right is always correct (except, of course, that the Overlithe occurs only on leap years), unlike European calendars which have to be printed differently every year.
Usually this would bring leap days every four years; but since the fraction by which the solstice interval exceeds 365 days would accumulate these leap-days on an irregular schedule, the usual four-year leap cycle would extend to five years every twenty-nine or thirty-three years.
www.shire-reckoning.com /calendar.html   (1312 words)

 Calculating the Day of the 'Week from the Date
Essentially you start at the ordinal position of January 1 with in the week and increment it by the ordinal position of the day within the year minus 1 (modulo 7) then add 1 to obtain ordinal position of the day within the week.
Given that the January 1 advances one day except when going from a leap year in which case it advances two days, it's not difficult to show that there is a 28 year cycle for determining the day for January 1.
The fact that 2100 is not a leap year prohibits the 28 year cycle for obtaining the first day from carrying over into the 22nd century.
userpages.wittenberg.edu /bshelburne/Comp150/DayOfWeek.htm   (1165 words)

 What is the day of the week?
January and February are complicated by the existence of Leap Years.
In 1997, which is not a leap year, therefore, the following dates fall on Doomsday (Friday): 1/3, 2/0 (1/31), 3/0 (2/28), 4/4, 5/9, 6/6, 7/11, 8/8, 9/5, 10/10, 11/7 and 12/12.
The only difference is that the different leap year rule of the Julian calendar means that the rule given in Part 3 has to be modified.
quasar.as.utexas.edu /BillInfo/doomsday.html   (1295 words)

 Macworld: News: Digging deeper into the Leap-A malware
That’s what I did with the Leap-A malware that emerged Thursday, and I’ve learned that the program—while tricky—is not nearly as malicious as it could have been.
First some background: as I reported in the Leap-A FAQ, Leap-A (or Oompa Loompa, as it’s also known) is a potentially malicious program disguised as an image file.
Hence, it was susceptible to Leap-A. As Andrew Welch noted Thursday, when you try to launch the newly-infected application, an apparent bug (or is it a feature?) in the code prevents it from launching.
www.macworld.com /news/2006/02/17/leapafollow   (2401 words)

 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
July 10 - In Miami Florida former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in for drug and racketeering violations.
November 24 - Queen Elizabeth II describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year) due to various scandals the image of the Royal Family.
After 30 years on the air Johnny Carson announces his retirement.
www.freeglossary.com /1992   (2184 words)

 The 30x11 Calendar - making sense of the year
First, let's see what stays the same if we adopt the 30x11 Calendar: 12 months in a year; The names of the months and days of the week; Seven days in a week' 365 days in a year, 366 in a leap year (with leap years happening in the same years as the current calendar.
It allows easy calculation of ordinal days (number of days in the year), since almost almost all months are equal in length and each month starts again after 30 days.
In ancient times, the Romans put the leap year day in February, which was the end of the calendar year for them.
www.geocities.com /anewcalendar/30x11faq.htm   (1074 words)

 The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
This sequence identifies the calendars for years 1901 through 2099, when it reinitializes because 2100 is not a leap year.
The intercalation of the leap years causes the unusual sequence.
Note that a(n) = 1 for years starting on a Sunday, 2 for years starting on a Monday, so on to 7; 8 for leap years starting on a Sunday, 9 for leap years starting on Monday, so on to 14.
www.research.att.com /~njas/sequences/A090651   (193 words)

 PR Leap: Monaco Yacht Show Brings Hope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The passing earlier this year of the popular Prince Rainier, Europe’s longest reigning monarch, cast a cloud over the area which it is just emerging from, but economic factors have also played a significant role in the downturn of the real estate market.
No surprise then that while the tourists were in Monaco in increased numbers than last year, the prospect of several dozen potential property buyers descending upon Monaco and staying in her best hotels over a few days was seen as an opportunity not to be missed by the realtors.
Issuers of press releases and not PR Leap are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
www.prleap.com /pr/16651   (784 words)

 Overview of Calendars
The first metonic cycle starts with Hebrew year 1, or 3761/60 B.C. This is believed to be the year of creation.
A heleq (singular form of halakim) is 1/1080th of an hour or 3 1/3 seconds.
The Hebrew calendar has been in use for several thousand years, but in the early days there was no formula to determine the start of a month.
www.rosettacalendar.com /calendars.html   (1572 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - 1992
1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
June 15 - During a spelling bee at a Trenton, New Jersey elementary school, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle corrects a student's spelling of the word potato by indicating it should have an e at the end.
November 24 - Queen Elizabeth II describes this year as an Annus Horribilis (horrible year) due to various scandals damaging the image of the Royal Family
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/1992   (2433 words)

 LEAP 2006 - Director's Updates
This morning - EARLY this morning - LEAP students, staff and professors drove by 15-passenger vans to Highland Retreat, a Mennonite camp and retreat center in the mountains near the West Virginia border.
Right now, we need your help in planning for Wednesday, July 5, when the theme for the day is “Burning questions.” That day we want to address the important questions you have about life and about faith that keep burning inside you, begging for answers.
Forms that you and your parents should be reading as you prepare for the LEAP program: These forms were sent to you via mail in your LEAP package, but are also available in the LEAP website under the “summer LEAP 2006 section” and scroll to “forms and deadlines”.
www.leap.emu.edu /blog   (4229 words)

 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - Thrivent Magazine
At 46 years old, seminary-bound Concha says he’s starting his life all over again—and he loves every minute of it.
In many ways, those were difficult years as Concha, raised Catholic by his parents, struggled with the church’s teachings and began a long spiritual search.
A year later, Concha found a new job, this time in sales—making one-third of his previous income.
www.thrivent.com /magazine/spring05/Mag_leapa_sub.html   (1437 words)

 Amazon.com: Quantum Leap - The Complete Third Season: DVD: Ivan Dixon,Scott Bakula,Michael Zinberg,Stuart ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In these 22 thrilling episodes, Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) leaps from one exciting identity and time to another, still chasing his dream to return to the present, and desperately hoping that time is on his side.
If Sam Beckett had been able to truly leap back through time during his life time he would have been able to foresee the licensing agreement issues that prevent his TV series from having the original music in it and prevented it from being replaced.
Quantum Leap relied on the music to give us a sense of nostalgia for the eras Sam was transiting.
www.amazon.com /Quantum-Leap-Complete-Third-Season/dp/B0007UDCX0   (1996 words)

 seattle bellevue redmond weather directory washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar.
January 12 - Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first ruler crowned in that city in over 500 years.
May 10 - Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States, although she is a year too young to qualify and does not appear on the ballot.
www.coolpup.net /mod3.php?title=1872   (1128 words)

 sociology - 1964
January 23 - Thirteen years after its proposal and nearly two years after the measure had been passed by the United States Senate 77-16, the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
March 31 - The military overthrows Brazilian President João Goulart, starting 21 years of dictatorship in Brazil.
Malcolm Peabody, 72, mother of Governor Endicott Peabody of Massachusetts, is released on $450 bond after spending two days in jail in St. Augustine, Florida, because of her participation in an anti-segregation demonstration there.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/1964   (3850 words)

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