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Atari Jaguar

The Atari Jaguar is a 64-bit home video game console, developed by Atari Corporation released in North America in November 1993. The Jaguar is Atari's sixth programmable console. Controversially, Atari marketed the Jaguar as being the first 64-bit video game console, while competing with the existing 16-bit consoles and the 32-bit 3DO Interactive Multiplayer platform. Development on the Atari Jaguar started in the early 1990s by Flare Technology; the Jaguar shipped with Cybermorph as the pack-in game. The multi-chip architecture, hardware bugs, lacking developer support tools made game development difficult. Underwhelming sales further contributed to the console's lack of third-party support. This, in addition to the lack of internal development at Atari, led to a games library comprising only 50 licensed titles, plus another 13 games on the Jaguar CD. Atari attempted to extend the lifespan of the system with the Atari Jaguar CD add-on and marketing the Jaguar as the low-cost next generation console, with a price tag over $100 less than any of its competitors.

With the release of the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation in 1995, sales of the Jaguar continued to fall selling no more than 250,000 units before it was discontinued in 1996. The commercial failure of the Jaguar prompted Atari to leave the video game console market. After Hasbro Interactive acquired all Atari properties in 1998, the patents to the Jaguar were released into the public domain, with the console being declared an open platform. Since the Jaguar has gained a cult following, with a developer base that produces homebrew games for the console; the Jaguar was developed by the members of Flare Technology, a company formed by Martin Brennan and John Mathieson. The team had claimed that they could not only make a console superior to the Genesis or the Super NES, but they could be cost-effective. Impressed by their work on the Konix Multisystem, Atari persuaded them to close Flare and form a new company called Flare II, with Atari providing the funding. Flare II set to work designing two consoles for Atari.

One was a 32-bit architecture, the other was a 64-bit system. The Jaguar was unveiled in August 1993 at the Chicago Consumer Entertainment Show; the Jaguar was launched on November 23, 1993, at a price of $249.99, under a $500 million manufacturing deal with IBM. The system was available only in the test markets of New York City and San Francisco, under the slogan "Do the Math", claiming superiority over competing 16-bit and 32-bit systems. A U. S.-wide release followed six months in early 1994. Computer Gaming World wrote in January 1994 that the Jaguar was "a great machine in search of a developer/customer base", as Atari had to "overcome the stigma of its name"; the company "ventured late into third party software support" while competing console 3DO's "18 month public relations blitz" would result in "an avalanche of software support", the magazine reported. The Jaguar struggled to attain a substantial user base however. Atari reported that it had shipped 17,000 units as part of the system's initial test market in 1993.

By the end of 1994, it reported that it had sold 100,000 units. In early 1995, Atari announced that they had dropped the price of the Jaguar to $149.99 in order to improve its competitive nature. Atari ran early morning infomercials, with enthusiastic salesmen touting the powerful game system, in order to gain more attention; these infomercials would run for most of 1995, but would not increase sales further. Sam Tramiel, Atari's President, was a little worried about the upcoming Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation consoles. In a 1995 interview with Next Generation, he declared that the Jaguar was as powerful, if not more powerful, than the Sega Saturn, weaker than the PlayStation. Next Generation received a deluge of letters in response to Tramiel's comments his threat to bring Sony to court for price dumping if the PlayStation entered the U. S. market at a retail price below $300 and his remark that the small number of third party Jaguar games was good for Atari's profitability, which angered Jaguar owners who were frustrated at how few games were coming out for the system.

In addition, Atari had limited financial resources, so could not create the level of marketing which has backed successful gaming consoles. In May and September of 1995, Sega and Sony came out with the Saturn and PlayStation and both those consoles began to outsell the Jaguar rapidly. In Atari's 1995 annual report, it noted: Jaguar sales were below Atari's expectations, Atari's business and financial results were materially adversely affected in 1995 as Atari continued to invest in Jaguar game development, entered into arrangements to publish certain licensed titles and reduced the retail price for its Jaguar console unit. Atari attributes the poor performance of Jaguar to a number of factors including extensive delays in development of software for the Jaguar which resulted in reduced orders due to consumer concern as to when titles for the platform would be released and how many titles would be available, the introduction of competing products by Sega and Sony in May 1995 and September 1995, respectively.

Sales of the 3DO system, if not high placed the Jaguar into the rear-view mirror. The ability of bringing select

Milton Lewis Schwartz

Milton Lewis Schwartz was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Born in Oakland, Schwartz received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1941 and was a Major in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945, he received a Juris Doctor from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1948 and was a law clerk to Judge Rolfe L. Thompson of the California Court of Appeal from 1948 to 1949, he was a deputy district attorney of Sacramento County, California from 1949 to 1951, was in private practice in Sacramento, California from 1951 to 1979. On September 28, 1979, Schwartz was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 26, 1979, received his commission on November 27, 1979, he assumed senior status on January 20, 1990, serving in that capacity until his death on October 3, 2005, in Sacramento.

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David Garibaldi (artist)

David Michael Garibaldi is an American performance painter. His specialty is his "Rhythm and Hue" stage act in which he creates paintings of notable rock musicians. Garibaldi was born in California, he attended Sheldon High School in Northern California, where he dropped out and didn't graduate. In July 2006 he was invited to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, where he painted a portrait of Mick Jagger. In September 2008 he was the opening act for Blue Man Group's tour in the United States, he has opened for Snoop Dogg. During the halftime of a Golden State Warriors basketball game in November 2007, Garibaldi painted Carlos Santana, after which the musician unexpectedly greeted Garibaldi and signed the creation. On April 11, 2009, he painted a portrait of Jesus. On July 29, 2010, he painted his first self-portrait during a benefit performance at the 11th Annual Sacramento Film and Music Festival at the Crest Theatre, following the world premiere of Walking Dreams, a documentary about his work directed by Chad Ross.

On April 20, 2012, Garibaldi painted Jeremy Lin during halftime of the New York Knicks game. Garibaldi appeared in the seventh season of America's Got Talent, he went to the finals with David Garibaldi and His CMYK's, finishing in fourth place. Garibaldi's work is derivative of the work of artists Denny Dent and Jean-Pierre Blanchard. On February 17, 2017, Garibaldi was invited by Matthew Patrick to guest-star on GTLive on YouTube. Garibaldi created several paintings. In 2019, Garibaldi appeared as the opening act for KISS on their End of the Road World Tour. Official website Picture of Jeremy Lin Cook, Ashley. "Artist inspires with music and paint". Temecula Valley News. Retrieved 2008-09-22. "Artist Update". Art Business News. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-22

Rome Gladiators

The Rome Gladiators, based in Rome, Georgia, USA are a franchise in the World Basketball Association. They play at the Winthrop-King Centre at Shorter College; the Gladiators floundered in their first season, finishing a dismal 6–14. The team went through three different owners, was at one point owned by the league itself. In May 2004, the Gladiators were bought by NBA player Theo Ratliff. Ratliff retained coach Harold Ellis, kept the team in Rome. Once again coached by Harold Ellis, the Gladiators won their first nine games before being stopped by the WBA's other powerhouse, the Mississippi HardHats, in a 120–115 loss; the Gladiators went on another nine-game winning streak, before being brought down by both the Magic City Court Kings and the Gulf Coast Bandits. The team finished 21–3 in the regular season, defeated the HardHats in the championship game; the Glads were led in scoring by Darryl "MaJic" Dorsey, who won the WBA's player of the year award as well, scoring 23 points per game, was first team all-WBA along with Edmund Saunders.

Harvey Thomas made second team all-WBA, Jamario Moon made fourth team all WBA, was named to the all-defensive team. Ellis received coach of the year; the team was so successful. The Rome Gladiators and the Cartersville Warriors entered the playoffs as 1st and 2nd in the league respectively. Rome showed itself to be the deeper squad, outscoring Cartersville 15-4 in the second quarter; the Gladiators claimed their second straight WBA title with a score of 125-114 in double-overtime over Warriors. Official Website

Listed buildings in Sheffield S10

This is a list of listed buildings in the S10 district of Sheffield, in England. This includes the areas of Broomhill, Crookesmoor, Fulwood, Lodge Moor, Nether Green and Ranmoor, part of Broomhall. For neighbouring areas, see listed buildings in Sheffield City Centre, listed buildings in S3, listed buildings in S6, listed buildings in S11, listed buildings in S32. - A list of all the listed buildings within Sheffield City Council's boundary is available to download from this page. Images of England

Farnborough, London

Farnborough is an area of South East London within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located south east of Bromley, it is 13.4 miles southeast of Charing Cross. The village name derives from Fearnbiorginga. Old records date from 862 when King of Wessex, gave away 950 acres at Farnborough; the village was not included in the Domesday Book survey, but the manor existed in the Middle Ages and was held in the 13th century by Simon de Montfort. The village evolved on the main road from London to Hastings which ran via Church Road and Old Hill; the George pub was used as a coaching inn. Coaches and horses were accommodated later. Farnborough formed a civil parish in the Ruxley hundred of Kent. In 1840 the parish was included in the Metropolitan Police District, it was part of the Bromley rural sanitary district and went on to form part of the Bromley Rural District from 1894 to 1934. The parish was abolished in 1934 as part of a county review order, following the Local Government Act 1929, its area was split between the Municipal Borough of Bromley and Orpington Urban District.

The entire area has formed part of the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London since 1965. The population of the parish was as follows: On 30 March 2008, at about 14:40, a Cessna Citation 501 aircraft crashed into a house in Romsey Close, Farnborough. Five people, two pilots and three passengers, were aboard the aircraft. There were no casualties on the ground; the aircraft had taken off on the way to Pau in south-west France. The aircraft was attempting to return to Biggin Hill when it crashed, shortly after the pilot had issued a Mayday call. Amongst those killed were Eurosport commentator and former Touring Car driver David Leslie and ex-Le Mans driver Richard Lloyd. An investigation was launched by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which concluded that the accident had been caused by a missing rivet head, which may have contributed to the shutdown of one of the engines; the main feature of Farnborough is Farnborough Village. The Princess Royal University Hospital at Locksbottom, near Farnborough has an accident and emergency department and specialised units.

Farnborough was one of the main filming locations for Footballers' Wives. Farnborough borders Locksbottom to the north west and north, Orpington to the north east, Green Street Green to the east and south east Hazelwood to the south, Downe to the south west, Keston to the west; the nearest National Rail station to Farnborough is Orpington. 358 to Crystal Palace via Bromley & Beckenham or to Orpington. Operated by Go Ahead London for TFL R4 to Locksbottom or to St Pauls Cray via Orpington. Operated by Go Ahead London for TFL. R8 to Biggin Hill or to Orpington. Operated by Go Ahead London for TFL. Farnborough Parish WEB Site