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Lunar eclipse: Moon overshadows Suns -
The Southridge baseball team has weathered its share of inconsistent play over the last month, working through some self-inflicted wounds and still playing at home with a chance to move on to state. So it was some consolation -- a small bit,...
Social Networks Eclipse E-Mail - New York Times
By TEDDY WAYNE Alongside the explosive growth of online video over the last six years, time spent on social networks surpassed that for e-mail for the first time in February, signaling a paradigm shift in consumer engagement with the Internet....
Eclipse Chasing, in Pursuit of Total Awe - New York Times
By CHRISTINA KOUKKOS ON July 22, the 21st century's longest total solar eclipse will darken the sky along a narrow corridor of the Asian landmass and the Pacific Ocean. An otherworldly black disk will replace the sun for about six and a half minutes,...
'Twilight': Robert Pattinson committed to 'Breaking Dawn' - Entertainment Weekly
His plate includes shooting a romantic drama for the studio, Remember Me (formerly known as Memoirs); then wrapping the third Twilight film, Eclipse, this fall; and then joining Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz on the set of Madeleine Stowe's directorial...
Cisco: Smart grid will eclipse size of Internet - CNET News
by Martin LaMonica Cisco knows a bit about building networks and it sees a $100 billion market opportunity in the smart grid. The company, whose networking gear is installed in all corners of the Internet, on Monday will announce its intention to make...
Authorities struggle to identify man killed in Orinda crash - San Jose Mercury News
One man was killed early this morning when a dark blue Mitsubishi Eclipse went off the roadway and overturned. (Robert Salonga) ORINDA — Authorities are finding it difficult to identify a man killed when his car went off the roadway on Highway 24 early...
Scientists: China the best place to observe longest solar eclipse ... - Xinhua
BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- China is the best place in the world to observe the longest total solar eclipse in 2000 years that will fall on July 22 and last for more than two hours, Chinese scientists said here Tuesday. The eclipse would begin at about...
Fitting the optimal level of openness to your business strategy - CNET News
Such a strategy may absolutely be the right thing for Mozilla or Eclipse, but may be absolutely the wrong strategy for Microsoft, Red Hat, MindTouch, or you. I personally believe that it's critical to keep the core open because this a) reduces lock-in,...
Spring Release of Sourcery G++™ Offers Improved Performance and ... - Business Wire (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)--CodeSourcery announces the latest release of Sourcery G++, a complete C/C++ development environment based on the GNU Toolchain and the Eclipse™ IDE. This Sourcery G++ release boosts embedded application performance with compiler...
Eclipse 3.5 RC1 released - The H
The first of five planned release candidates for version 3.5 of the Eclipse software development platform has been released. The release candidate status means that no more features will be added and that each release will only focus on fixing bugs....

Eclipse (novel)

Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse

Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer. It continues the story of 18-year-old Bella Swan and her vampire love, Edward Cullen. Eclipse is preceded by New Moon and followed by Breaking Dawn. The book was released on August 7, 2007 with an initial print run of 1 million copies, and sold more than 150,000 copies in the first 24 hours alone.

The story begins with the revelation that Seattle is being plagued by a string of unsolved murders, which Edward suspects are being caused by a vampire that is unable to control its thirst. Edward and Bella fill out college applications, while Bella explains to Edward her desire to see Jacob, her werewolf friend, again. Meanwhile, Alice Cullen has a vision that Victoria, a vampire who is hunting Bella for revenge, is back in town. Although Edward fears for her safety, Bella insists that Jacob and the rest of the werewolf pack would never harm her, and he eventually allows her to visit Jacob once in a while. A few days later, Edward proposes to Bella and, despite having an aversion to marriage, she accepts.

Bella and the Cullens realize that the murders in Seattle are being committed by an "army" of newborn vampires, controlled by Victoria. The Cullen family joins forces with the werewolf pack in order to combat this threat. As everyone else prepares for battle, Edward and Bella camp up in the mountains, hidden during the battle, where they are later joined by Jacob and Seth Clearwater, a young member of the werewolf pack, to wait out the fight.

In the morning, Jacob overhears Edward and Bella discussing their engagement and becomes very upset. He threatens to join the fight and get himself killed. To stop him, Bella kisses Jacob. Victoria tracks Edward's scent to Bella and Edward is forced to fight, despite Bella's wishes to keep him safely with her. After Victoria and her army are successfully destroyed, Bella explains to Jacob that while she loves him, her love for Edward is greater and she cannot live without him. After receiving a wedding invitation from a humble Edward, Jacob runs away in his wolf form to escape the pain he feels, angry at Bella's decision to become a vampire.

A few months prior to the release of Eclipse, Meyer hosted an "Eclipse Prom" event at Arizona State University with the help of a local bookstore and ASU's English department. The tickets sold out in seven hours, resulting in Meyer holding a second prom on the same day for which tickets sold out within four hours. At the event, Meyer read the first chapter of Eclipse, which was released in the special edition of New Moon that same day. Meyer also released the first chapter on her website and posted a "quote of the day" from the novel on each of the 37 days leading up to its release.

The book jacket features a torn red ribbon. Although it was supposed to be disclosed to the public in May 2007 at the Eclipse Prom, Barnes & Noble and Stephenie Meyer's official website premiered the newly released cover in March 2007, along with a preview summary of the book's plot. The broken ribbon represents choice, as in the book Bella must choose between her love for vampire Edward Cullen, and her friendship/love with werewolf Jacob Black. Meyer also stated that the ribbon represents the idea that Bella can't break away completely from her human life.

On July 25, an incident similar to the early release of the seventh Harry Potter book occurred with shipments of Eclipse. Barnes and Noble booksellers accidentally shipped advance copies of Eclipse to some of the customers who had pre-ordered. Barnes and Noble said that it was a computer error, as their entire online store is computerized.

To prevent any spoilers from popping up online, many fansite forums for the Twilight series were shut down, such as the Twilight Lexicon. Stephenie Meyer also locked her MySpace comments in an attempt to avoid spoilers. In an open letter to the fansite the Twilight Lexicon, Stephenie Meyer pleaded with these "lucky readers" to please keep the ending to themselves until the rest of the Twilight fans had the chance to read and enjoy Eclipse as well.

A film adaptation of Eclipse is tentatively scheduled for release on June 30, 2010. It will be the third installment of the Twilight film series, following 2008's Twilight and 2009's New Moon. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in February 2009. Since New Moon director Chris Weitz will be in post-production for New Moon when Eclipse begins shooting, he will not be directing the third film.

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Wright Eclipse

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The Wright Eclipse is a low-floor single-deck bus body built by Wright on Volvo B7 chassis. It shares its design with the Wright Solar on Scania L94 chassis.

Initially, the Eclipse was built on Volvo B7L chassis. The Volvo B7RLE was introduced in 2003 due to the unpopularity of the B7L's driveline layout with UK operators. From this time, the full name of the Wright body became Eclipse Metro for the B7L version, and Eclipse Urban for the new B7RLE version; however, all continue to be badged as Eclipse. An additional version available on the B7RLE is the Eclipse Commuter, with a higher floor throughout most of the body (though retaining a low entry), and a correspondingly higher window line.

The Eclipse and its sister design the Solar were named for a solar eclipse which was visible in the UK in 1999, the year of its introduction.

In November 2008, Wright unveiled the Eclipse 2 at the Euro Bus Expo 2008, with front and rear ends facelifted to match the Wright StreetCar.

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Eclipse Stakes

The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom open to thoroughbreds which are three-years-old or above. It is run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 metres) at Sandown Park Racecourse, and it takes place annually in early July.

The race was first run in 1886, and it is named after the celebrated 18th century racehorse Eclipse. It has been sponsored by the English bookmaker Coral since 1976, and in 2006 their sponsorship of the race was extended to 2012.

The Eclipse is traditionally the race when the top horses from the classic generation (three-year-olds) meet older horses for the first time. It is a high quality race, and the ten furlong distance can attract both Newmarket and Epsom Classic winners.

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Eclipse Foundation

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the open-source Eclipse Projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.

In 2003–2004 the Eclipse Consortium, an unofficial consortium of fifty software industry vendors, founded The Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit legal entity to lead and develop Eclipse.

Each strategic member has a representative on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors allowing them direct influence over the strategic direction of Eclipse. Strategic members also have a seat on the various Eclipse Councils providing input and influence over the themes and priorities of the Eclipse Ecosystem .

There are over 180 members of the Eclipse Foundation representing most regions of the world, and many industries and technology segments.

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Source : Wikipedia