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Atari Lynx

The Atari Lynx is a 8/16-bit handheld game console, released by Atari Corporation in September 1989 in North America, in Europe and Japan in 1990. It was the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD, it was notable for its advanced graphics and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx competed with the Game Boy, as well as the Game Gear and TurboExpress, both released the following year, it was discontinued in 1995. The Lynx system was developed by Epyx as the Handy Game. In 1986, two former Amiga designers, R. J. Mical and Dave Needle, had been asked by former manager at Amiga, David Morse, if they could come up with a design for a portable gaming system. Morse now worked at a game software company that had a recent string of hit games. Morse's son had asked him if he could make a portable gaming system, prompting a meeting with Mical and Needle to discuss the idea. Morse convinced Mical and Needle to develop the idea and they were hired by Epyx to be a part of the design team. Planning and design of the console began in 1986 and was completed in 1987.

Epyx first showed the Handy system at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1989. Facing financial difficulties, Epyx sought out partners. Nintendo and other companies declined, but Atari and Epyx agreed that Atari would handle production and marketing, while Epyx would handle software development. Epyx declared bankruptcy by the end of the year, Atari owned the entire project; the Handy was designed to run games from the cartridge format, the game data must be copied from ROM to RAM before it can be used. Thus, less RAM is available and each game's initial loading is slow. There are trace remnants of a cassette tape interface physically capable of being programmed to read a tape. Lynx developers have noted that "there is still reference of the tape and some hardware addresses" and an updated vintage Epyx manual describes the bare existence of what could be utilized for tape support. A 2009 retrospective interview clarifies that although some early reports claimed that games were loaded from tape, Mical says there was no truth in them: "We did think about hard disk a little."Atari changed the internal speaker and removed the thumb-stick on the control pad before releasing it as the Lynx retailing in the US at US$179.95.

Atari showed the Lynx to the press at the Summer 1989 CES as the "Portable Color Entertainment System", changed to "Lynx" when actual consoles were distributed to resellers. The Lynx started off successfully. Atari reported that they had sold 90% of the 50,000 units it shipped in its launch month in the U. S. with a limited launch in New York. US sales in 1990 were 500,000 units according to the Associated Press. In late 1991, it was reported that Atari sales estimates were about 800,000, which Atari claimed was within their expected projections. Lifetime sales by 1995 amounted to fewer than 7 million units. In comparison, the Game Boy sold 16 million units by 1995 because it was more rugged, cost half as much, had much longer battery life, was bundled with Tetris, had a superior software library; as with the actual console units, the game cartridges themselves evolved over the first year of the console's release. The first generation of cartridges were flat, were designed to be stackable for ease of storage.

However, this design proved to be difficult to remove from the console and was replaced by a second design. This style, called "tabbed" or "ridged", used the same basic design as the original cartridges with the addition of two small tabs on the cartridge's underside to aid in removal; the original flat style cartridges could be stacked on top of the newer cartridges, but the newer cartridges could not be stacked on each other, nor were they stored easily. Thus a third style, the "curved lip" style was produced, all official and third-party cartridges during the console's lifespan were released using this style. In May 1991, Sega launched its Game Gear portable gaming handheld. A color handheld, in comparison to the Lynx it had a higher cost and shorter battery life, but it was smaller and was backed up by more games. Retailers such as Game and Toys R Us continued to sell the Lynx well into the mid-1990s on the back of the Atari Jaguar launch, helped by magazines such as Ultimate Future Games who continued to cover the Lynx alongside the new generation of 32-bit and 64-bit consoles.

During 1990, the Lynx had moderate sales. In July 1991, Atari introduced the Lynx II with a new marketing campaign, new packaging improved hardware, better battery life and a new sleeker look; the new system featured rubber hand grips and a clearer backlit color screen with a power save option. It replaced the monaural headphone jack of the original Lynx with one wired for stereo; the new packaging made the Lynx available without any accessories, dropping the price to $99. Although sales improved, Nintendo still dominated the handheld market. In 1993, Atari started shifting its focus away from the Lynx in order to put greater focus on the Jaguar, which competed with the Super NES and Genesis. A few games were released during this time, including Battlezone 2000. Support for the Lynx would not be formally discontinued until 1995. In 1996, after the commercial failure of the Jaguar, Atari terminated all internal game development and agreed to reverse merge with JTS, Inc. thus the Atari brand would leave the video game mark

Ukunda Airport

Ukunda Airport is a small airfield near Diani Beach in Kwale County, Kenya. The airport serves the local areas of Diani and Msambweni; the airport operates Air Kenya services to and from Nairobi's Wilson airports as of 2013. Many services are private charter, providing tourist access between the beach resorts and inland game reserves; the Kenya Airports Authority have reported that there is intention to extend the runway, allowing access to larger aircraft. It is expected that the airport can offer services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, as well as international flights to Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. In January 2019, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, commissioned a mobile airport control tower, procured at a price of KSh150 million, for use at this airstrip. At 14:15 EAT on 28 November 2002, an Eagle Aviation Let L-410 Turbolet en route to Ukunda from Musiara Airstrip crashed at Mara Intrepids Airstrip after developing engine problems. Crew crashed before landing. There was a crew member.

Mark Bin Bakar

Mark Bin Bakar is an Indigenous Australian musician and radio announcer, director/producer as well as an indigenous rights campaigner based in Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. He is best known for his radio and television character, the acid-tongued Mary Geddarrdyu or Mary G, who has gained somewhat of a national cult following and has been described as a Dame Edna Everage in thongs. In character Mary G has hosted a radio program and hosted a variety show broadcast nationally on SBS Television; the son of a Catholic Indigenous mother and a Malay Muslim father from Singapore, Bakar created the character Mary G as a Stolen Generations woman like his mother. She first featured on Bin Bakar's radio show in Broome at Radio Goolarri in 1993 where she tackled issues of domestic violence, sexual health and reconciliation, was popular with aboriginal women; the Mary G show has played at the Sydney Opera House and at festivals and conferences right around Australia. The Mary G show has travelled to rural and remote communities across the country, including an extensive tour right across W A. Bakar continues to present the Mary G radio show for three hours every Wednesday night.

He tours across the country with his live cabaret show. He is only able to combine these two activities because he carries a portable radio studio whenever he leaves home base in Broome. Bakar was the founder of Stompen Ground, a musical event, held in Broome and televised nationally. Mary G won a Deadly Award in 2005 for Excellence in Theatrical Score. Bakar is a talented musician in his own right and was in WA Indigenous bands such as'Section 54' and'Footprince'. Twenty years ago, Bakar established Ab Music in Perth. Bakar has been involved in seeking justice for members of the "Stolen Generations", he has produced two albums of songs about the Stolen Generations. Bakar was an inaugural deputy convenor of the'Stolen Generations Alliance' formed in 2006. On 11 July 2007, he did a three-hour show with The Pigram Brothers from Broome, other musicians in the Berrimah Jail, Darwin; this was broadcast live over the NIRS Network. In 2009 he appeared at the one movement concert for aboriginal reconciliation.

Bakar gave a number of keynote addresses in 2006 and 2007, including a speech given in the Great Hall of Parliament house in Canberra on Sorry Day 2007. In 2007, Bakar was honoured to be named the NAIDOC Person of the year in recognition of his work. In 2007, it was announced that Bakar was "West Australian of the Year", which made him a finalist for Australian of the Year in 2008; the Black Queen of the Kimberley, Mary G Deadlys nomination 2005 Mary G's Home Page Snap and Pop, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2005

1754 in Wales

Events from the year 1754 in Wales. Prince of Wales - George Princess of Wales - vacant April–May - In the British general election, newly elected MPs include Robert Wynne at Caernarvon Boroughs and Benjamin Bathurst at Monmouth Boroughs. John Jenkin opens a Welsh school at Nevern. Richard Rees - Collected sermons, published by Philip Charles Ben Simon - Collected works of Dafydd ap Gwilym Mêr Difinyddiaeth Iachus William Williams - Hosanna i Fab Dafydd, part 2 25 November - William Parry and author date unknown - Charles Hassall, surveyor earliest year - Jane Cave, poet 10 January - Erasmus Lewis and civil servant, 83 20 February - John Owen, MP, about 52 March - Henry Vaughan, Radnorshire landowner, 33

Alison Phillips

Alison Phillips is a British journalist and the Editor of the Daily Mirror since 2018. Phillips first worked as a reporter for the Harlow Star Weekly Newspaper, she attended the University of Leeds where she took a secondment for a year as the editor of the student newspaper. She worked for the Evening Argus in Brighton, Connors News Agency and Woman before joining Trinity Mirror in 1998 as a feature writer on the Sunday People magazine. In 2016 Phillips launched The New Day, a national newspaper which aimed to deliver politically neutral news for a female audience, it was a controversial launch. The new venture was closed two months after its launch; that year she was made Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Trinity Mirror papers. In 2018 Phillips was named as the Editor of the Daily Mirror, making her its first female editor since its first editor in 1903, Mary Howarth, she writes and speaks about gender equality and the gender pay gap, including at her own company. She is a regular media commentator appearing on programmes such as the BBC's Politics Live and ITV's This Morning..

In June 2018. She was a guest on BBC Question Time, declaring that the Brexit negotiations had made Britain "a global laughing stock". In 2018 she was named a'Columnist of the Year' at the National Press Awards, for her weekly Wednesday column in the Daily Mirror; the column covers working-class family issues from a broadly left-wing perspective. Under her editorship, the Daily Mirror's stance on Brexit has been critical of the Conservative government, but has remained opposed to calls for a second referendum

Shawn Cronin

Shawn P. Cronin is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks. Cronin was born in Joliet and grew up in Flushing, graduating from Flushing Senior High School. Cronin was signed as a free agent in 1986 by the Hartford Whalers, although he never played for the parent team. In 1988 he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals. After playing only one game for the Capitals he signed with the Winnipeg Jets, it was with Winnipeg. He scored one goal for the Jets during that time. Upon scoring his first goal, McDonald's commemorated the feat by donating $4,400 to the Winnipeg Jets Goals for Kids Charity.. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks, it was with Philadelphia. He recorded the 1st San Jose Shark playoff goal in team history, he retired from the NHL having scored three goals over seven seasons of play. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database