Subway Franchise Test

    subway franchise
  • Subway is an American restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs), salads, and personal pizzas. It is owned and operated by Doctor's Associates, Inc. (DAI).
    test
  • A procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, esp. before it is taken into widespread use
  • A short written or spoken examination of a person's proficiency or knowledge
  • An event or situation that reveals the strength or quality of someone or something by putting them under strain
  • put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  • trial: trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  • any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
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subway franchise test - Ballistic: Ecks
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
The World has changed. Freedom has been compromised. Terror attacks on innocent people are on the increase. Ex-FBI agent Ecks and Ex-NSA operative Sever are back in another action filled game that advances the boundaries of First Person Shooters on the Game Boy Advance. Whilst Ecks follows up leads on home soil, Sever takes the battle to the front, infiltrating suspected sleeper groups based overseas and closing in on their chain of supply. Only Ecks and Sever can save the world from certain nuclear holocaust. Have you got what it takes to help them? Go Global. Go Ballistic.

New York Yankees 2000 Subway Series World Championship License Plate Baseball MLB
New York Yankees 2000 Subway Series World Championship License Plate Baseball MLB
The Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played between teams based in New York City. The term's historic usage has been in reference to World Series games played between New York teams. The New York Yankees have appeared in all Subway Series games as they have been the only American League team in the city, and have compiled an 11–3 record in the fourteen championship Subway Series. Since 1997, the term Subway Series has also been applied to interleague play during the regular season between the Yankees and National League New York Mets. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the American League's East Division. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles. The team moved to New York City in 1903 as the New York Highlanders, taking the Yankees as their official name in 1913. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees' home ballpark was Yankee Stadium; in 2009, they moved into a new ballpark, also called Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have won 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants, both MLB records. Forty-three Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra.In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has utilized a large payroll to recruit talent, particularly under former owner George Steinbrenner. Due in part to their success, the Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other teams in Major League Baseball. The Yankees brand is recognized worldwide. New York is a state of the United States. The capital is Albany.
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The Test
For Anyone Who Has Ever Had to Wait for Scary labs!

The Test follows Kate Thomas through the 12 tense days she experiences after the discovery of a lump in her breast, from Day 1’s panic to Day 12 when her test results finally come in. Since her mother died of breast cancer, she assumes the worst:

“I think I probably have breast cancer and I’m, I’m just not…I don’t think I have what it takes to be one of those people who gets through it successfully.”
“What does it take?”
“I don’t know—think positively, and be strong and heroic and prepared to battle through no matter how bad it gets. Possibly have some sort of life changing epiphany or profound spiritual awakening.” I say this last sentence mockingly, like people who have such experiences are just showing off.

As the days unfold, and the tension mounts, she finds herself summing up her past—her marriage (failed), her parents (divorced), her mother’s illness, her career successes and failures. Meanwhile she tries to figure out how to negotiate her present with the knowledge of a possibly abbreviated future hanging over her—because despite the fear, the wait and the uncertainty, life goes on.

Review excerpts:

“As frightened as Kate is, she never loses her sense of humor. The story never never becomes maudlin or prosaic. I felt nervous with Kate every step of the way, and I cared about her. The illustrations add so much to the text.”

“… careful character development; strong atmosphere; a sense of authentic mystery and anticipation; plenty of literary grace notes and humor; and—importantly—illustrations that support the text and text that supports the illustrations.”