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Faroe Islands national football team

The Faroe Islands national football team, represents the Faroe Islands in association football and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association. The Faroe Islands became a member of FIFA in 1988 and UEFA in 1990 and is the fourth smallest UEFA country by population. Faroe Islands have never advanced to the finals of the FIFA World UEFA European Championship, they won both tournaments. They took part in the Nordic Football Championship for the first time in 2000–01, the last time the competition was played. In the Faroe Islands the team is known as the landsliðið. Home matches are played at Tórsvøllur. From 1930 to 1988, before international membership, the Faroe Islands only played national friendly matches against Iceland, Orkney Islands and Denmark U-21. None of these fixtures were considered official either by FIFA, nor the Faroe Islands Football Association; the Faroe Islands are the most successful team of the friendly tournament known as the Greenland Cup, with two cup victories in 1983 and 1984.

The Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA on 2 July 1988 and joined UEFA on 18 April 1990. The first official victory was a 1–0 win, in a friendly against Canada in 1989. Faroe Islands participated in two Island Games, winning both tournaments in 1989 and 1991, they never entered the tournament again, as the opponent teams were considered too weak a match for the Faroese side. Faroe Islands pulled one of the biggest upsets in footballing history when they beat Austria 1–0 in their first competitive international on 12 September 1990; the game, a Euro 92 qualifier, played in Landskrona, because there were no grass pitches on the Islands. Torkil Nielsen, a salesman for his local builders company scored the goal. 32 year old national coach Páll Guðlaugsson became a folk hero overnight, is today remembered by his players as a fearless character, who always believed that the Faroe Islands could get a result against the bigger nations. In his self-biography, national goalkeeper Jens Martin Knudsen revealed that Guðlaugsson held a stunning pre-match speech, that boosted the players confidence prior to the match against the Austrians.

Guðlaugsson pre-match speech goes. Your flag. Take it with you on that field. Throw yourself into the tackles against those arrogant Austrians with one mission – to win the game for your nation. Tonight you pay back your childhood home. You have the opportunity now and it is an irreparable blow if you don't seize it!" The win was against all odds and to this day, this is the story about Faroese football – and the story about sports in the Faroe Islands. American sports magazine Soccerphile rated the Faroese victory number 10 of all-time football greatest upsets. One month the Faroe Islands lost 4–1 to Denmark at Parken, Copenhagen; the same team got another good result in the qualifying tournament, when they drew 1–1 against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on 1 May 1991. The Faroe Islands lost the remaining five matches of the tournament. Since Landskrona, Faroese football stepped up to the challenge getting good results against better teams. However, it was a surprise to many around Europe when Allan Simonsen in 1994 was appointed the new coach for the Faroese national team.

Having had a playing career in Borussia Mönchengladbach and F. C. Barcelona, many thought that the European footballer of the year in 1977, was too big a name for such a small nation. Allan Simonsen was in charge of the Faroese team for seven years, is still today considered as the coach who lifted the Faroese amateurs to a more professional level. Among other things he asked the Football Association to lengthen the season, asked the clubs for fitter players. Of which both were granted, are today considered an essential part if the Faroese national team is to compete at the highest level. Under the guidance of Allan Simonsen the Faroe Islands won two Euro 1996 qualifiers matches against San Marino, they played. In 2002, former Danish international Henrik Larsen, succeeded his countryman, Allan Simonsen, as head coach of the Faroe Islands national team, it was important for the Football Association to get a well known and respected name in Europe, got what they wanted in Larsen, who won the UEFA Euro 1992 with Denmark as a player.

On 7 September 2002 in their first match together, an experienced Faroese team played Scotland at home in a Euro 2004 qualifier. The game ended 2 -- 2. In the same qualifying tournament, Faroe Islands caused a big upset against Germany in HDI-Arena in Hannover on 16 October 2002. For the Faroes, the post denied them a draw in the dying seconds of the match, the game ended 2–1 to the German side. However, they managed one more draw against Cyprus on 9 October 2004 in the 2006 World Cup Qualifying. In 2006, the Faroe Islands got their first Faroese coach. Jógvan Martin Olsen from Toftir had been the assistant coach for the Faroese national team for nine years upon appointment. Many experienced players, regulars in the national squad for years, quit the national team at the same time. Olsen main task was to build a new team with a new generation of players; this affected the results, the Faroe Islands got zero points in th

Kokugakuin University

Kokugakuin University is a private university, whose main office is in Tokyo's Shibuya district. The academic program and research of Shinto study, Japanese history and Chinese literature and cultural study are evaluated in and out of Japan as well as the study of economics and pedagogy, it was established in 1882. From its beginnings as the Office of Japanese Classics Research, Kokugakuin University was one of the first universities in Japan to gain legal approval to be recognized as such under the university system; the Office of Japanese Classics Research, founded in 1882, in 1890 established a method of teaching the subject of kokugaku called Kokugakuin. In 1920, it rose to the status of a university under the old university system, after World War II it became a university under Japan's current university system in 1948. 1882, November - The Office of Japanese Classics Research is founded in Iidabashi, Chiyoda ward. 1890, July - Kokugakuin is established as an educational institution by The Office of Japanese Classics Research.

1898, April - Becomes a juridical foundation. 1904, April - Raised to the status of a vocational school according to the vocational school system. 1906, June - Renamed to Private Kokugakuin University. 1919, September - Renamed to Kokugakuin University. 1920, April - Is regarded as an official university under the university system. 1923, May - Moves to the Imperial Estate behind Shibuya Higawa. 1946, January - The Office of Japanese Classics Research dissolves. 1946, March - Once again is foundationalized and the Kokugakuin University Juridical Foundation is established. 1947, April - A second department opens. 1948, April - Under the reformed educational system, recognized as a university, department of new system literature opens. 1948, September - Amalgamates with Mejiro Academy. 1949, April - A second department of new system literature is opened. Classes begin at the Mejiro branch; the Politics Department is established. 1950, April - The Politics Department is reorganized into the Politics and Economics Department.

1951, February - Reforms to Kokugakuin University Incorporated. 1951, March - The first and specialty old system literature departments are closed. 1951, April - The second Politics and Economics Department opens. A post-graduate master's degree program in literature is established. 1951, May - A special course in Shinto training literature is established. 1952, September - Amalgamates with Kugayama Academy. 1953, March - The second old system literature department is closed. Classes at the Mejiro branch are halted. 1953, April - A post-graduate Ph. D. program in literature is established. Classes begin at the Kugayama branch. 1955, January - A training program to become a kindergarten teacher is opened. 1955, July - A Japanese culture research program is established. 1958, March - Classes at the Kugayama branch are halted. 1958, April - The Shinto major program changes to the Shinto studies program. 1958, July - Tateshina Dormitory opens. 1963, April - The first Law Department is established. 1965, April - The second Law Department is established.

1966, March - The first and second Politics and Economics departments close. 1966, April - The Politics and Economics Department is reorganized, the first and second Economics departments are created. 1967, April - A post-graduate master's degree program in law is established. The second Shinto literature department is opened. Classes commence at the Hachioji branch building. 1968, April - A post-graduate master's degree program in economics is established. 1969, April - A post-graduate Ph. D. program in law is established. 1970, April - A post-graduate Ph. D. program in economics is established. 1982, April - Kokugakuin Women's Junior College is opened. 1985, March - Classes at the Hachioji branch building are terminated. 1985, April - Classes begin at the Shin-Ishikawa building. 1985, November - A monument to the Office of Japanese Classics Research is erected. 1987, April - Completed construction of the Shin-In'yū meeting hall. 1991, April - Kokugakuin Women's Junior College is renamed to Kokugakuin Junior College and is opened to both sexes.

1991, September - Hachioji branch building is shut down. 1992, April - First and second year classes begin to be held at the Tama Plaza campus. 1996, April - Part of the literature department is reorganized into Japanese literature, Chinese literature, foreign literature sections. In the Economics department, Economic Networking and Industrial Consumption Information sections are created; the Sagamihara campus is opened. 2001, April - The system of daytime and evening lectures is introduced for the law and economics departments. 2002, April - The literature and Shinto departments are reorganized, the Shinto Literature department is opened. 2002, November - The 120th anniversary since the founding of the Office of Japanese Classics Research is recognized. 2003, April - In commemoration of building # 1 is constructed. 2004, April - A Judicial Studies graduate program is established. 2004, July - In commemoration of building # 2 is constructed. 2005, April - A Management Studies section is created in the Economics department.

The system of daytime and evening lectures is introduced for the Japanese literature and history sections of the literature department

1579 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1579. January 28 – Burmese language poets Nawrahta Minsaw and Hsinbyushin Medaw become king and queen consort of Lanna respectively. Miguel de Cervantes is jailed in Seville for discrepancies in his accounts as a tax collector. Torquato Tasso is confined in the Ospedale di Sant'Anna in Ferrara as insane. Bible of Kralice begins publication; the first complete translation of the Bible into the Czech language is prepared by the Unity of the Brethren and published at Kralice nad Oslavou in Bohemia. John Frampton A discourse of the Navigation which the Portugales doe Make to the Realmes and Provinces of the East Partes of the Worlde, of the knowledge that growes by them of the great thinges, which are in the Dominion of China, first English work devoted to China The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polo, first English translation of The Travels of Marco Polo Stephen Gosson – The Schoole of Abuse, containing a pleasant invective against Poets, Plaiers and such like Caterpillars of the Commonwealth Martin de Hoyarçabal – Les voyages aventureux du Capitaine Martin de Hoyarsal, habitant du çubiburu Thomas Lodge – Honest Excuses Thomas North – The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes Piotr SkargaŻywoty świętych Edmund SpenserThe Shepheardes Calender February 9 – Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar August 1 – Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish dramatist and novelist August 23 – Thomas Dempster, Scottish Catholic scholar and historian September 16 – Samuel Coster, Dutch dramatist October 4 – Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman and historian December 20 – John Fletcher, English dramatist Unknown dates Chimalpahin, Aztec historian Arthur Johnston, Scottish poet and physician Johannes Messenius, Swedish historian and dramatist Rhys Prichard, Welsh-language religious poet Francis Rous, English religious writer Walter Yonge of Colyton, English diarist March 12 – Alessandro Piccolomini, Italian philosopher June 10 – William Whittingham, English Biblical scholar and translator November 21 – Cipriano Piccolpasso, Italian poet and author Unknown dates Giovanni Battista Adriani, Italian historian Alonso de Molina, Spanish grammarian and lexicographer William Seres, English printer

Royal Jam

Royal Jam is a live recording by the jazz-funk band The Crusaders with B. B. King, Josie James and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it was recorded at London's Royal Festival Hall in September 1981. All songs written by Will Jennings except as noted. "Overture" – 5:51 "One Day I’ll Fly Away" – 5:49 "Fly with Wings of Love" – 9:49 "Burnin’ Up the Carnival" – 5:44 "Last Call" – 7:59 "The Thrill Is Gone" – 5:26 "Better Not Look Down" – 6:22 "Hold On" – 4:23 "Street Life" – 7:56 "I Just Can’t Leave Your Love Alone" – 4:15 "Never Make a Move Too Soon" – 4:12 The CrusadersWilton Felder – saxophones Joe Samplekeyboards, arrangements & orchestration Stix Hooperdrums, percussionGuest artistsB. B. King - vocals, guitar Josie James - vocals Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Conductor: Sidney Reginald GarrisGuest musiciansBarry Finnerty, David T. Walker - guitar James Jamerson Jr. - bass Efraim Logreira - special percussion

IPad Mini 4

The iPad Mini 4 is the fourth-generation iPad Mini tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced along with the iPad Pro on September 9, 2015, released the same day; the iPad Mini 4, which replaced the iPad Mini 3, was discontinued on March 18, 2019, when it was replaced by the fifth-generation iPad Mini. The iPad Mini 4 was announced during the "Hey Siri" Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015, alongside other new or refreshed products, including the iPad Pro, the iPhone 6s and the Apple TV. However, there was minimal focus directly on the new device, with only a brief mention at the end of the iPad Pro portion of the keynote; the iPad Mini 4 ships with the iOS 9 operating system pre-installed, was the first device to do so. With an additional 1 GB of RAM compared to the previous generations' Mini, the iPad Mini 4 is capable of utilizing the Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture multitasking functions in iOS 9; the device is compatible with iOS 9.1, released on October 21, 2015, which adds the News app for the UK and Australia as well as additional emoji and other bug fixes.

It was revealed at WWDC 2019 that the iPad Mini 4 would support iPadOS, despite rumours saying that it wouldn't. It does lack the support for some features though such as Memoji Stickers, Apple's ARKit based applications and support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina, due to it having the Apple A8 Processor. Apart from this, most of the features that were introduced in iPadOS will work with this iPad, including support for external USB drives, the redesigned split screen and multitasking interface and support for Haptic Touch; the iPad Mini 4 was the first major redesign of the iPad Mini line, with a taller and wider body compared to the iPad Mini 2 and Mini 3. There is a much thinner design, with the device mirroring the depth of the iPad Air 2 at 6.1 millimeters. This device is lighter than the previous generation by 33.2 grams. Due to the redesign, this device is incompatible with cases that would otherwise work with the iPad Mini 2 or iPad Mini 3. To compensate for this, Apple released a Smart Cover and Silicone Case for the Mini 4, which can be used separately or together as a protective case.

Unlike the iPad Air 2, there is no leather. The mute switch was removed, as was done for the iPad Air 2; as with the iPad Mini 3, the iPad Mini 4 is available in three colors: Space Gray and Gold. While the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 were both released in October 2014, the Mini 3 carried over the Mini 2's internals including the A7 processor in place of the hardware found in the iPad Air 2; the iPad Mini 4 features upgraded hardware closer in specs to the iPad Air 2. However, the Mini 4 sports a dual-core A8 processor in place of the tri-core A8X. Apple claims that this processor is "1.3x faster" at CPU tasks and "1.6x faster" at graphics tasks over the A7 processor found in previous Mini models. Along with the iPad Air 2, there are 2 GB of RAM, allowing the device to support the advanced multitasking features made available with the iOS 9 operating system. Like the iPad Mini 3 that came before it, the iPad Mini 4 is capable of making mobile payments via Apple Pay in combination with the Touch ID sensor, although this can only be done in apps as the device lacks the NFC antenna required for payments at a merchant terminal.

With iOS 10, Apple Pay is supported within the Safari app. The device shares the same camera module as the iPad Air 2 with an 8 megapixel camera with a ƒ/2.4 aperture. The screen is the same Retina Display that has featured since the iPad Mini 2, although it is laminated and contains an anti-reflective coating, resulting in drastically improved picture quality compared to its predecessors; the iPad Mini 4 display features much improved color accuracy due to the increase to 101% sRGB Color Gamut compared to poor ~62% on the previous models. It has a smaller battery compared to the previous generations though Apple claims the runtime to be the same 10 hours as its predecessor. There is an updated wireless module adding support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. As with its predecessor, the iPad Mini 4 was available with storage options of 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB, although by March 2017 all but the 128 GB model was discontinued. Although the Apple Pencil was released alongside the iPad Mini 4 in September 2015, it was compatible with the iPad Pro released at the same time.

Pencil support on the iPad Mini did not arrive until the 5th generation in 2019. Reviews have been positive, with The Verge giving the iPad Mini 4 a 9/10, praising the display, fast performance, great camera, multitasking but disappointed with the speakers and chamfered edges. CNET praised the new "more vivid" display and the slimmer design as well as the new features in iOS 9 that the device can utilize. However, they criticized it for being more expensive than other 8-inch tablets and the multitasking features not working as well on the smaller screen. There was criticism of the iPad Mini 4's A8 processor, a year old, regarded as a "step down" from the iPad Air 2's A8X and iPhone 6S's A9 processors; this contrasts with the iPad Mini 2 which featured the A7 processor used in the iPad Air and iPhone 5S when they were released in Fall 2013

Zipper (ride)

The Zipper is an amusement ride invented by Joseph Brown under Chance Rides in 1968. Popular at carnivals and amusement parks in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it features strong vertical G-forces, numerous spins, a noted sense of unpredictability. Chance Rides has manufactured more than 200 units since the ride's debut. Most models of the Zipper follow a similar basic format: A long, oval boom with a cable around its edge that pulls 12 cars around the ride. Except at peak times, most operators will only fill half of the cars at one time with riders. Like most carnival equipment, the ride is designed to be portable. Though a staple of amusement parks and carnivals, the original models of the Zipper garnered a reputation for being unsafe due to their rough nature, a series of deaths on the rides in the late 1970s after cabin doors came unlatched led to a series of revisions restructuring of the door lock system; the ride has amassed a cult following over its decades in operation, was named by Popular Mechanics as one of the strangest amusement park rides in the world.

The Zipper was created by Joseph Brown under Chance Rides in 1968 in Wichita and registered under patent 3,596,905 in 1971. The ride's basic design was based on an earlier ride called The Swooper, invented in 1928, which featured a series of cars being pulled along a cable around an oblong framework; the central difference between The Swooper and the Zipper was the ability of the Zipper's frame to rotate as the cars travel along it by cable. The Zipper has a long oblong frame that rotates like a Ferris wheel, with free-flipping cars suspended on off-center axes that move around the sides of the boom via a pulley system; each passenger capsule is a bench seat that snugly fits two people, built into a compartment of metal mesh contoured to protect the riders' entire bodies. The odd, apostrophe-shaped capsules, spaced evenly along the perimeter of the boom, look much like the rows of interlocking teeth on a zipper, the characteristic for which the ride was named; the passenger capsules travel around the perimeter of the boom at 4 revolutions per minute, not fast, but the "flip" around the end of the oblong frame causes a sudden burst of speed and sends the compartments flipping end over end.

The boom itself rotates at 7.5 rpm in the same direction as the pulley system. This combined but offset rotation provides each capsule with a unpredictable experience. Zippers rotate both clockwise and counter-clockwise, most are run with several rotations in each direction constituting "one ride". If the riders shift enough body weight in one direction, they may be able to flip the car when the boom and the attached cable are motionless; each car allows limited space for riders. The restraint system bars to hang on to. Not holding on to this bar when the ride jerks can cause a rider's head to hit the door in front of them. Riders have the ability to attempt to shift their weight to try to flip their car as many times as possible during the ride with the little extra space available in the car; the first fourteen Zippers manufactured spun at much higher speeds than modern models. The boom rotated at the cable system at 7 rpm; these first-generation rides kept the passenger compartments spinning on their axes creating unsafe g-forces and causing impact-related injuries such as whiplash and back injuries.

The safety hazard was discovered and the mechanical rpms were permanently lowered to current speeds. On September 7, 1977, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a public warning, urging carnival-goers not to ride the Zipper after four deaths occurred due to compartment doors opening mid-ride; the safety restraints being attached to the door itself, riders are left unrestrained whenever the door is open. The four victims all died after falling from their compartments; the failure was traced to original spring-close latches on the doors wearing out and not being replaced. Compartments on operating Zippers are secured using the original latch, a redundant latch approved by the CPSC, a large R-Key pin as a second backup. Despite these new safety features, the same scenario was repeated in July 2006 in Hinckley, Minnesota when two teenage girls were ejected from their compartment as the door swung open, their door was not properly closed by the operator who admitted to local law enforcement that he had not inserted the safety pin before starting the ride.

Both of the victims, Erica Matrious and Breanna Larsen, survived the incident despite facing some serious injuries. On November 2, 2006, the girls were interviewed. Many newer models of Zipper have solved this problem by restructuring the door lock system eliminating the need for an R-key; these newer models have increased the weight of the compartments, reducing the spinning, which decreases pressure on the door latches. Zipper operators are encouraged to employ a "no single rider" policy; the manufacturer's concern was that a person riding alone might turn sideways in the seat and remove their legs from underneath the lap bar, risking serious injury as the capsule spun. The manufacturer sent out a bulletin to Zipper owners in 1995 pointing out the risk. DurationRide duration: 2 minutes Ride duration: 2.5 minutesDimensionsMaximum height: 56 feet Total ride weight: 43,000 pounds Passenger detailNumber of passenger compartments: Anywhere ranging from 4 to 16 seats Passengers per seat: 2 adults or 3 children Maximum passenger weight per seat: 500 pounds Total pas