+POOL (or +Pool) is an initiative to bring a floating swimming pool to the East River, on the Manhattan and/or Brooklyn banks, in New York City; a permanent location has yet to been determined. The 9,300 square feet (860m2) pool would be filled with water filtered from the river it floats in. The two companies behind it, Family New York and PlayLab, have been using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for the project.
The planned cross-shaped, Olympic-sized pool would be used to clean the waters of the East River while providing a public space for water-based recreation. With its current design, the pool would flush out up to half a million gallons of river water daily through a layered filtration system. Over a quarter of a million gallons of filtered river water would be used to fill the pool itself. The planned long-term goal is to raise a total of $15 million to fund the entire pool by 2016.
In July 2011, the team raised over $41,000 on Kickstarter to test filtration materials using water from the East River. With the help of researchers at Columbia University, the tests yielded feasibility, and in July 2013 over a quarter million dollars was raised to build a 35 square foot miniature version of the floating pool. The "test lab" is to be a working prototype to analyze its effectiveness in river conditions.
The pot in poker refers to the sum of money that players wager during a single hand or game, according to the betting rules of the variant being played. It is likely that the word "pot" is related to or derived from the word "jackpot."
At the conclusion of a hand, either by all but one player folding, or by showdown, the pot is won or shared by the player or players holding the winning cards. Sometimes a pot can be split between many players. This is particularly true in high-low games where not only the highest hand can win, but under appropriate conditions, the lowest hand will win a share of the pot.
See "all in" for more information about side pots.
Gamers is an American video game and entertainment software retailer which operates primarily in Iowa and Nebraska. There are 12 corporate stores, 5 in Nebraska and 7 in Iowa. The store's corporate office is in Omaha, Nebraska.There is one franchised store located in Grinnell, Iowa.They are known for selling video games that many other retailers do not carry, as they are purchased used directly from consumers. In June, 2015, the company shut down several of their stores throughout the midwest.
G@mers is a computer and video games television show, originally produced by and shown on Rapture TV from 1999-2006. As of July 2010, the show has been revived and is now broadcast on Information TV and Showcase TV. The show was presented by Matt Cuttle, a former presenter on Sky One's "Gamezville", and Kate Heavenor, a former children's TV presenter. It is perhaps most famous for launching the career of BBC presenter Jake Humphrey.
G@mers was first broadcast on cable and satellite channel Rapture TV in 1999. Initially, the show (then titled just "Gamers" without the @) was presented by Cuttle and Humphrey. The show was later sold to ITV, coinciding with Rapture's financial problems at the time, and ended when the channel went off-the-air (temporarily) in 2001. At this point Humphrey left. On their third relaunch in 2005, the show was resumed, back on Rapture, with Heavenor replacing Humphrey as presenter.
The show covered console and handheld gaming, PC gaming and retro console systems, with the majority of time devoted to game reviews, which are rated by both presenters.