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Game Boy family

The Game Boy family is a line of handheld game consoles developed and marketed by Nintendo, consisting of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. The product line has sold 200 million units worldwide; the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color combined sold 118.69 million units worldwide. All versions of the Game Boy Advance combined have sold 81.51 million units. All Game Boy systems combined have sold 200.20 million units worldwide. The Game Boy line was succeeded by the Nintendo DS line. A number of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance games have been rereleased digitally through the Virtual Console service for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo's Game Boy handheld was first released in 1989; the gaming device was the brainchild of long-time Nintendo employee Gunpei Yokoi, the person behind the Ultra Hand, an expanding arm toy created and produced by Nintendo in 1970, long before Nintendo would enter the video game market. Yokoi was responsible for the Game & Watch series of handhelds when Nintendo made the move from toys to video games.

When Yokoi designed the original Game Boy, he knew that to be successful, the system needed to be small, light and durable, as well as have a varied, recognizable library of games upon its release. By following this simple mantra, the Game Boy line managed to gain a vast following despite technically superior alternatives which would have color graphics instead; this is apparent in the name, which connotes a smaller "sidekick" companion to Nintendo's consoles. Game Boy continues its success to this day and many at Nintendo have dedicated the handheld in Yokoi's memory. Game Boy celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2004, which nearly coincided with the 20-year anniversary of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. To celebrate, Nintendo released the Classic NES Series and an NES controller-themed color scheme for the Game Boy Advance SP. In 2006, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said on the rumored demise of the Game Boy brand: "No, it's not true after all. What we are saying is that for whichever platform, we are always conducting research and development for the new system, be it the Game Boy, or new console or whatever.

And what we just told the reporter was that in thinking about the current situation where we are enjoying great sales with the DS and that we are now trying to launch the Wii, it's unthinkable for us to launch any new platform for the handheld system, including the new version of the GBA... They misunderstood a part of this story, but as far as the handheld market is concerned we want to focus on more sales of the DS; the original gray Game Boy was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989. Based on a Z80 processor, it has a black and green reflective LCD screen, an eight-way directional pad, two action buttons, Start and Select buttons with the controls being identical to the NES controller, it plays games from ROM-based media contained in cartridges. Its graphics are 8-bit; the game that pushed the Game Boy into the upper reaches of success was Tetris. Tetris was popular, on the handheld format could be played anywhere, it came packaged with the Game Boy, broadened its reach. Releasing Tetris on the Game Boy was selected as #4 on GameSpy's "25 Smartest Moments in Gaming".

The original Game Boy was one of the first cartridge-based systems that supported more than four players at one time. In fact, it has been shown. However, this feature was only supported in Faceball 2000. In 1995, the "Play it Loud" version of the original Game Boy was released in five different colors. With sports variations in between; the Game Boy Pocket is a redesigned version of the original Game Boy having the same features. It was released in 1996. Notably, this variation is lighter, it comes in seven different colors. Another notable improvement over the original Game Boy is a black-and-white display screen, rather than the green-tinted display of the original Game Boy, that featured improved response time for less blurring during motion; the Game Boy Pocket takes two AAA batteries as opposed to four AA batteries for ten hours of gameplay. The first model of the Game Boy Pocket did not have an LED to show battery levels, but the feature was added due to public demand. In April 1998, a variant of the Game Boy Pocket named Game Boy Light was released in Japan.

The differences between the original Game Boy Pocket and the Game Boy Light is that the Game Boy Light takes on two AA batteries for 20 hours of gameplay, rather than two AAA batteries, it has an electroluminescent screen that can be turned on or off. This electroluminescent screen gave games a blue-green tint and allowed the use of the unit in darkened areas. Playing with the light on would allow about 12 hours of play; the Game Boy Light comes in six different colors. The Game Boy Light was superseded by the Game Boy Color six months and was the only Game Boy to have a backlit screen until the release of the Game Boy Advance SP AGS-101 model in 2003. First released in Japan on October 21, 1998, the Game Boy Color added a col

Biography: The Greatest Hits

Biography: The Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation album by British recording artist Lisa Stansfield. Released by Arista Records on 3 February 2003, it features seventeen tracks and rare songs, including: "All Around the World", "This Is the Right Time" "Change", "All Woman", "The Real Thing" and "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up"; the album, which garnered positive reviews from music critics, peaked at number three in the United Kingdom and was certified Gold. In June 2001, Stansfield released Face Up, her final studio album with Arista Records; the obligatory compilation, Biography: The Greatest Hits was issued in February 2003. Four months Arista Records remastered all of Stansfield's studio albums and re-released them with bonus tracks; the Complete Collection box set was issued at the same time. The European edition of Biography: The Greatest Hits includes three songs from Affection, four tracks from Real Love, three songs from So Natural, two tracks from Lisa Stansfield and one song from Face Up.

It contains few non-album tracks: "People Hold On", "Down in the Depths", "Someday" and "These Are the Days of Our Lives". The North American edition includes "You Can't Deny It" and "Never Gonna Fall" instead of "Little Bit of Heaven" and "Set Your Loving Free". In Europe, limited edition with bonus remix CD was issued. Biography: The Greatest Hits was released on DVD which includes most of Stansfield's music videos and a bonus material; the album does not include any new recordings. Arista Records issued promotional singles with new remixes of "All Around the World" created by Norty Cotto; the single was released in the United States on 28 April 2003 and reached number thirty-four on the Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs. A remix by Junior Vasquez was created. In 2014, these remixes of "All Around the World" were included on the deluxe 2CD + DVD re-release of Face Up. Biography: The Greatest Hits received positive reviews from music critics. Heather Phares from AllMusic gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars and wrote that it is a must for die-hard fans and an excellent primer for casual listeners.

Biography: The Greatest Hits peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and at number four in Italy. It reached top forty in Belgium Flanders; the album was certified Gold in the United Kingdom. The DVD peaked at number twenty in Spain DVDs chart. Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World Lisa Stansfield – Live Together Lisa Stansfield – Change Lisa Stansfield – All Woman Lisa Stansfield – Time To Make You Mine Lisa Stansfield – Set Your Loving Free Lisa Stansfield – Someday Lisa Stansfield – Down In The Depths Lisa Stansfield – In All The Right Places Lisa Stansfield – So Natural Lisa Stansfield – Little Bit Of Heaven Lisa Stansfield – These Are The Days Of Our Lives Lisa Stansfield – The Real Thing Lisa Stansfield – Never, Never Gonna Give You Up Lisa Stansfield – Let's Just Call It Love

Croydon power stations

The Croydon power stations refers to a pair of demolished coal-fired power stations and to a gas-fired power station in the Purley Way area of Croydon, London. The coal-fired stations operated from 1896 until 1984, the gas-fired station opened in 2005. Croydon B power station's chimneys have been retained as a local landmark; the first power station built on the site, which would become known as Croydon A power station, was opened in 1896. The station was built near Croydon Gas Works by the Croydon Corporation; the generating equipment at the station was replaced in 1924, when low pressure equipment of 21 megawatts and high pressure equipment of 29 MW was installed, giving the station a generating capacity of 50 MW. This corresponded with the arrival of English Electric locomotive No.692, which used an overhead wire electric system, for the shunting of coal. In 1959 this was supplemented with a backup steam locomotive from Littlebrook Power Station, built by W. G. Bagnall in 1946. In 1970, Croydon A was active and was one of the few power stations in the country to still have wooden cooling towers on site but 2 concrete towers were in use at time of closure.

It operated until 1972. The generating capacity, maximum load, electricity generated and sold was as follows: By 1963-64 the A station had 1 × 30 MW generator; the steam capacity of the boilers was 775,000 lb/hr. The steam conditions at the turbine stop valve were 265 / 490 psi and 416 / 427°C; the overall thermal efficiency of the A station in 1963-64 was 15.33 per cent. Electricity output from Croydon A power station during its final years of operation was. Croydon A annual electricity output GWh. Planning for a Croydon B power station was begun in 1939, with the architecture designed by Robert Atkinson. However, these plans were delayed by World War II. After the end of the war, construction work began on the new station; the station was built by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons, who used two locomotives during the construction work. The station was opened in 1950; the station had a generating capacity of 198 MW, but in 1972, a 140 MW gas turbine was installed at for peak use, bringing the generating capacity up to 338 MW..

The gas turbine plant comprised two 70 MW sets with a total capability of 140 MW. These were operated; the load factor for these machines were below 5 per cent. Once delivered to the station, coal was shunted by locomotives. Croydon B had a fleet of three shunting locomotives, all built by Peckett and Sons with the works numbers No.2103, No.2104 and No.2105. These three steam locomotives were superseded by diesels in the 1960s. Coal was brought to the station by rail, but during the 1970s coal was sometimes shipped down the coast from Northumberland to Kingsnorth and transported to Croydon in up to twenty-five 10 ton lorries per day, it was decommissioned in 1984, in a disused state was used in the filming of parts of Terry Gilliam's 1985 film Brazil. The station was demolished in 1991 and an IKEA store was opened on the site. Two large chimneys were retained: they are now capped with blue and yellow bands, remain a local landmark. By 1963–64 the B station had 4 × 52.5 MW generators. The steam capacity of the boilers was 2,560,000 lb/hr.

Steam conditions at the turbine stop valve were 600 psi and 454°C. In 1963-64 the overall thermal efficiency of the B station was 24.58 per cent. Electricity output from Croydon B power station during its final years of operation was. Croydon B annual electricity output GWh. Electricity output from Croydon B Gas Turbine plant was. Croydon B Gas Turbine plant annual electricity output GWh. In 1999 permission was given for an 80 MW gas-fired station at the gas-holder site at Factory Lane, about half a mile to the south-east of the'B' station site.51.37644°N 0.11637°W / 51.37644. It was owned by Rolls Royce Power Developments Ltd and was operated by Rolls Royce Energy, it consists of an open cycle gas turbine, a Rolls Royce Trent engine, generates 50 MW of electricity. The engine operates on gas at a pressure of 19 bar; the machine runs less than 1000 hours per annum. In 2009 there was a proposal to use the waste heat from the gas turbine exhaust gases to operate a 35 MW combined heat and power system delivering hot water to a district heating system.

This would be achieved by taking heat from the exhaust gases at 444°C and cooling them to 180°C, using a finned tube heat exchanger. As of 2020 the gas turbine station is being operated by RWE on behalf of a customer. In 1992, the area was regenerated into what is now known as the Valley Park Retail and Leisure Complex

Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 200

Site 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is a launch site used by Proton rockets. It consists of two launch pads, areas 39 and 40. Area 39 is used for Proton-M launches, including commercial flights conducted by International Launch Services. Area 40 is inactive, as it was slated to be rebuilt as a launch site for the Angara rocket. Although the project was relocated to Site 250, Area 40 was not put back into service. A number of planetary probes have been launched from Site 200. Venera 14, Venera 15, Vega 1, Fobos 1, the failed Mars-96, ExoMars were launched from area 39. Venera 13, Venera 16, Vega 2, Fobos 2 were launched from Area 40. Area 39 was the launch site for the core of the Mir space station, along with both Kvant modules, the Kristall module. Salyut 7 and Granat were launched from Area 40. Wade, Mark. "Baikonur LC200/39". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008. Wade, Mark. "Baikonur LC200/40". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008.

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Soul Rush

Soul Rush: The Odyssey of a Young Woman of the'70s is a 1978 autobiography written by Sophia Collier. The book describes the author's personal spiritual development, use of drugs and cultivating of Eastern spiritual practices. After going on a spiritual journey, Collier returned home to write the book in 1976, sold it at the age of nineteen; the book was published by William Morrow & Co.. In the book, Collier describes her experiences with recreational drug use, including marijuana and LSD, her introduction to Eastern spirituality through life on an ashram. At age sixteen, Collier had become friends with Abbie Hoffman moved to live first on a commune and a Divine Light Mission ashram; the book describes her initiation to the Techniques of Knowledge of Guru Maharaj ji and her experiences in the organization. Years in an interview published in 2001 in Fast Company magazine, Collier stated that "At the ashram, we did things like staying up all night and meditating, things that taught us how to focus our minds".

Skills that she still applies in stressful business situations, that "drawing on those experiences has helped me maintain perspective." Fast Company magazine characterized the work as a "precocious autobiography." In the article, Ron Lieber wrote that the work "..reads like a diary of the brainy, excruciatingly self-aware girl that she was." Lieber went on to note that though an experience in an ashram might not always be as applicable as an MBA, the spiritual experiences described by Collier in her autobiography helped her notice industry gaps and utilize a competitive advantage. Daniel Cuff described the work in The New York Times as "a memoir of growing up." According to The Boston Globe, the book became a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection soon after it was published. Barbour, John D.. Versions of Deconversion: Autobiography and the Loss of Faith. University of Virginia Press. Pp. p. 170 ff. ISBN 0813915465

Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, United States. It has a population of 6,537 according to the 2010 United States Census. Metropolis is the county seat of Massac County and is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area in Southern Illinois. Located on the Ohio River, the Metropolis area has been settled by many different peoples throughout history. For thousands of years, varying cultures of Native Americans populated the area; the most complex society was the Mississippian culture, which reached its peak around AD 1100 and built a large city at Cahokia, near the Mississippi River and present-day Collinsville, Illinois, to the north opposite St. Louis, Missouri, its people built large earthworks and related structures, many of which have been preserved and protected at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mississippian culture regional centers arose throughout the Ohio and lower Mississippian valleys, where the rivers were part of widespread trading routes used for exchange with other cultures.

In 1757, Massac County was settled by a French expedition, which built Fort De L'Ascension for use during the French and Indian War against the British. The garrison at the fort was able to resist a Cherokee attack during the war. Afterward the defeated French abandoned the fort, many moved west of the Mississippi River to escape British rule; when the victorious British colonists arrived to take control of territory ceded by the French, the Chickasaw had destroyed the fort. During the American Revolutionary War, the ethnic French residents of the town were sympathetic to the rebels. Afterward in 1794, President George Washington ordered Fort Massac reconstructed, at a strategic site high above the Ohio River; the fort was damaged by the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes. Rather than rebuild, the US military abandoned the facility in 1814, as its forces were needed further west. Local settlers left little behind of the original construction materials; this section of the state was settled by migrants from the Upper South, many brought slaves with them.

It was years. The city of Metropolis was founded in 1839 near the site of Fort Massac by a merchant from Pittsburgh and a local land owner. In 1843, the Illinois Legislature formed Massac County; the McCartney family became leaders in building the town of Metropolis. During the early years of the American Civil War, soldiers were encamped in the vicinity. Although Illinois was established as a free state, this section had many southern sympathizers. Despite this background, the state stayed with the Union during the war. During the twentieth century, agriculture has continued to be the economic driver of the region; the state's authorization of riverboat gambling led to Metropolis's becoming the site of the Harrah's Metropolis casino/hotel, a riverboat casino frequented by visitors from around the region. Tourism is one of the city's largest industries. Metropolis is the site of the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility, which converts milled uranium into uranium hexafluoride for nuclear reactors.

Prior to the American Civil War, some groups worked to establish a Western District of Columbia, to include present-day Metropolis and the nearby area of Kentucky. An 1850 map illustrates this proposal. Metropolis is located at 37°9′12″N 88°43′31″W. According to the 2010 census, Metropolis has a total area of 5.982 square miles, of which 5.87 square miles is land and 0.112 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,482 people, 2,896 households, 1,708 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,295.1 people per square mile. There were 3,265 housing units at an average density of 652.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.53% White, 7.61% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.45% from other races, 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population. There were 2,896 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.0% were non-families.

36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77. In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 24.8% ages 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,371, the median income for a family was $33,979. Males had a median income of $27,630 versus $17,561 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,967. About 12.5% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over. Metropolis is served by Interstate 24, which runs from Chattanooga, northwest to Williamson County, Illinois. At that point it connects with Interstate 57, it is served by U.

S. Route 45, which runs geographically east–west through the area but runs north to Chicago and south to Paducah and is signed north–south. Illinois Route 145 lies east of the city and serves remote areas of nearby Shawnee Nationa