The difference is that AA is the highest quality grade possible and A is slightly below. Most people can't tell the difference!
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets (VAAFM) or sometimes colloquially the agriculture department, is a Vermont executive agency (or cabinet agency). Its purpose is to develop and execute policy on farming, agriculture, food, and promoting and protecting the Vermont brand as related to food in the worldwide market. It aims to meet the needs of dairy farmers, beekeepers, orchardists, maple sugarmakers, and related industries. The VAAFM promotes agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, and preserve the culture of rural communities.
Charles Ross of Hinesburg is the agency's current secretary.
The VAAFM is organized into four divisions:
One role of the agency is the regulation and maintenance of quality. This goes hand in hand with the management of the Vermont brand as a reliable source of quality. While meeting all United States Department of Agriculture standards, Vermont exceeds those standards in the areas of dairy and maple products. Maple syrup produced in Vermont has a higher percentage of maple solids reflected in a higher weight per gallon than maple syrup from other U.S. states or Canada. The butterfat content of Vermont butter exceeds USDA minimums and equals those of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the highest standards set by a national government.
Vermont-grown and -produced agricultural products meeting the agency's standards may display the Vermont Seal of Quality in its packaging and promotion.
Schools and universities in Vietnam use a 10-point grading scale, with 10 being the highest and 0 being the lowest. Often, 4 is the lowest passing grade.
The grading may vary from school to school. It depends on the difficulty of each.
There are usually seven levels in the classification of a Vietnamese GPA.
The distribution of grades differs from standards in western countries and strongly depends on the university. In Vietnamese universities, a ten or nine is near impossible. Students hardly get more than 8.0 for the final results. In general, all public universities gave Cs to the majority of students who could pass their examinations.
The objective difference grade (ODG) is calculated by perceptual evaluation of the audio quality algorithm specified in ITU BS.1387-1.(PEAQ) It corresponds to the subjective difference grade used in human-based audio tests. The ODG ranges from 0 to −4 and is defined as follows:
The UCAS Points System is a means of differentiating students based upon grades from various post-GCSE qualifications. It is used as a means of giving students from the UK and Republic of Ireland places at UK universities.
The system is not universally used by British universities. In 2010, only 4% of universities used UCAS Tariffs in their offers for all their courses, while 29% of universities didn't use UCAS Tariffs for any of their courses.
The points range from 5 points for a pass at Grade 6 music theory, up to 768 points for a perfect score in the International Baccalaureate diploma. The following qualifications can count towards the tariff:
NB: Candidates are not given points based on individual subjects, but on the total score. However, the individual point scores show how the points for the full diploma are made up. For example, given that a score of 45 is made by attaining 7+7+7+7+7+7+3, the tariff is 130+130+130+86+86+86+120=768. Scores lower than 45 are matched on a linear scale all the way down to 24 points.
The UCAS tariff for the IB is not for use until 2008 entry, and is subject to change with the introduction of the new, 4 unit A-level in 2008.
These are only counted if at grade 6 or above.
These are only counted if at grade 6 or above.
In Indonesia, a grade point average ranging from 1 to 10 is used (Before KBK-Competency Based Curriculum was used):
After minister of education approved the use of Competency Based Curriculum in Indonesia, the grade point was made ranging from 0 to 100. However, the passing score differ between one subject and another.
A student is to repeat a year if he or she earns a failing grade in any core subject (Mathematics, Indonesian Language, Religious Education, and some other subjects assigned by the student's major) or if the student fails in more than two non-core subjects.
Grading system for the university is, however, different. Grades are usually assigned in letters, following four-point system. Generally, Indonesian universities equate A with numerical value of 4.0 and E with 0.0. Some universities also employs intermediate grades such as A- and B+. This following list describes the common practice:
The lowest passing grade in an exam is usually D or 1 point and to be considered for graduation students must obtain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. However, it should be noted that universities are basically free to (and hence, might) adopt different grading system or use grade standards at will. Such example are the Tenth of November Institute of Technology, Airlangga University and Bandung Institute of Technology which, since 2009, it began to use half-grades AB (3.50), BC (2.50) and/or CD (1.50).
UTQG stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (UTQGS) in 49 CFR 575.104][.
Dedicated winter tires, also known as snow tires, are not required to have a UTQG rating
The UTQG rating is made up of three components:
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test track. A tire graded 200 would last twice as long on the government test course under specified test conditions as one graded 100. These treadwear grades are no guarantee of actual tire mileage; differences in driving habits, service practices, climate, and road characteristics will affect a tire's longevity.
Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. They represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. The testing does not take into account cornering, hydroplaning or acceleration.
The UTQGS traction test procedure measures a tire’s coefficient of friction when it is tested on wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The test tire is installed on an instrumented axle of a traction trailer, which is towed by a truck at 40 miles per hour (mph) over wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The tow truck is equipped with an on-board water supply system that sprays water in front of the test tire. The brakes, from the test tire only, are momentarily locked, and sensors on the axle measure the longitudinal and vertical forces as it slides in a straight line. The coefficient of friction for the pair, test tire and surface, is then determined as the ratio of the longitudinal and vertical forces.
The UTQGS traction rating procedure specifies that the traction coefficients for asphalt and for concrete are to be calculated using the locked-wheel traction coefficient on the tire, or sliding coefficient of friction. More specifically, upon application of the brakes, the tire is subjected to shear between the wheel and the road surface, and deforms towards the rear of the vehicle. This generates a traction force to oppose the motion of the vehicle. As braking torque increases, the tire deforms more and tread elements near the rear of the contact patch with the road begin to slip rather than grip. The coefficient of friction rapidly reaches a maximum value at about 10-20 percent slip, and then declines as the longitudinal slip values increase to 100 percent, which represents a fully locked tire. The maximum coefficient of friction in the 0-100 percent slip range is termed “peak” coefficient of friction, and the lower coefficient value for the fully locked tire is termed “slide” coefficient of friction.
The temperature grades, from highest to lowest, are A, B and C. These represent the tire's resistance to the generation of heat at speed. Tires graded A effectively dissipate heat up to a maximum speed that is greater than 115 mph. B rates at a maximum between 100 mph and 115 mph. C rates at a maximum of between 85 mph to 100 mph. Tires that cannot grade up to C or higher cannot be sold in the US.
Here is a list of Galaxy Angel episodes.
The Angels board a derelict spaceship to look for the lost technology. The spaceship is apparently haunted as ghosts appear from nowhere and chase them around. They suddenly appear in another room where they are served with any desserts they want. Milfeulle, who stayed back at the Angel Base to exercise in the gym, is informed by the Commander that her probation is over and she is finally an official member of the Angel Brigade. Celebrations are cut short when the receive a help call from the other Angels. Milfeulle rushes to the spaceship to save her fellow members from the spaceship and goes inside. As she too is chased by ghosts, they end up in front of a large screen with many numbers. As Mint tries to solve the mystery, Milfeulle blurts out that one row of numbers represent her current and ideal weight. Learning that the spaceship is a fitness machine, they must exercise with the ghosts to be free.
Forte befriends a juvenile delinquent girl named Milly who was the daughter of a crime boss. She tries to cheat out of paying for food before Forte sees her gun and notes something strange about Milly. As Forte witnesses another crime Milly is committing, Forte steals the gun away from Milly and withholds the gun until Milly listens to her. Milly leads Forte to her house and talks to her about her. As Forte hears the story and looks at Milly's gun. she begins to relate Milly's story to similar events that occurred in her childhood. At the end, Forte gives her encouragement to change her lifestyle and returns the gun to her. Milly, now inspired, thanks Forte.
Vanilla allegedly loses a valuable item that she was carrying with her at all times. As a result, she has fasted for two weeks and hasn't eaten a bite since then. Unless the mysterious item can be found, Vanilla won't break her fast and will die of starvation. Ranpha uses her fortune-telling skills to uncover this mysterious item, while Milfeulle attempts to find it. Milfeulle brings back rare and valuable treasures, but Vanilla discards them. Suddenly, she picks up something from the trash scooped up by the janitor.
Galaxy Angel A and AA are both considered to be Galaxy Angel series three. Aside from their openings and endings, there is no difference between them and their episode numbers do not reset after the change.
Note: Series AA is still part of Galaxy Angel series three. The only difference is the OP/ED.
Note: Episodes 51 and 52 are a single episode which is played straight.
Series S was a special that aired between AA and X.