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Graphics tablet

A graphics tablet is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and paper. These tablets may be used to capture data or handwritten signatures, it can be used to trace an image from a piece of paper, taped or otherwise secured to the tablet surface. Capturing data in this way, by tracing or entering the corners of linear poly-lines or shapes, is called digitizing; the device consists of a flat surface upon which the user may "draw" or trace an image using the attached stylus, a pen-like drawing apparatus. The image is displayed on the computer monitor, though some graphic tablets now incorporate an LCD screen for a more realistic or natural experience and usability; some tablets are intended as a replacement for the computer mouse as the primary pointing and navigation device for desktop computers. The first electronic handwriting device was the Telautograph, patented by Elisha Gray in 1888.

The first graphic tablet resembling contemporary tablets and used for handwriting recognition by a computer was the Stylator in 1957. Better known is the RAND Tablet known as the Grafacon, introduced in 1964; the RAND Tablet employed a grid of wires under the surface of the pad that encoded horizontal and vertical coordinates in a small magnetic signal. The stylus would receive the magnetic signal, which could be decoded back as coordinate information; the acoustic tablet, or spark tablet, used a stylus. The clicks were triangulated by a series of microphones to locate the pen in space; the system was complex and expensive, the sensors were susceptible to interference by external noise. Digitizers were popularized in the mid-1970s and early 1980s by the commercial success of the ID and BitPad manufactured by the Summagraphics Corp; the Summagraphics digitizers were sold under the company's name but were private labeled for HP, Textronix and Sutherland and several other graphic system manufacturers.

The ID model was the first graphics tablet to make use of what was at the time, the new Intel microprocessor technology. This embedded processing power allowed the ID models to have twice the accuracy of previous models while still making use of the same foundation technology. Key to this accuracy improvement were two US Patents issued to Stephen Domyan, Robert Davis, Edward Snyder; the Bit Pad model was the first attempt at a low cost graphics tablet with an initial selling price of $555 when other graphics tablets were selling in the $2,000 to $3,000 price range. This lower cost opened up the opportunities for would be entrepreneurs to be able to write graphics software for a multitude of new applications; these digitizers were used as the input device for many high-end CAD systems as well as bundled with PCs and PC-based CAD software like AutoCAD. Summagraphics made an OEM version of its BitPad, sold by Apple Computer as the Apple Graphic Tablet accessory to their Apple II; these tablets used a magnetostriction technology which used wires made of a special alloy stretched over a solid substrate to locate the tip of a stylus or the center of a digitizer cursor on the surface of the tablet.

This technology allowed Proximity or "Z" axis measurement. The first home computer graphic tablet was the KoalaPad. Though designed for the Apple II, the Koala broadened its applicability to all home computers with graphic support, examples of which include the TRS-80 Color Computer, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family. Competing tablets were produced. In 1981, musician Todd Rundgren created the first color graphic tablet software for personal computers, licensed to Apple as the Utopia Graphic Tablet System. In the 1980s, several vendors of graphic tablets began to include additional functions, such as handwriting recognition and on-tablet menus. Tablets are characterized by size of the device, drawing area, its resolution size, pressure sensitivity, number of buttons and types and number of interfaces: Bluetooth, USB; the actual drawing accuracy is restricted to pen's nib size. There have been many attempts to categorize the technologies that have been used for graphic tablets: Passive tablets Passive tablets make use of electromagnetic induction technology, where the horizontal and vertical wires of the tablet operate as both transmitting and receiving coils.

The tablet generates an electromagnetic signal, received by the LC circuit in the stylus. The wires in the tablet change to a receiving mode and read the signal generated by the stylus. Modern arrangements provide pressure sensitivity and one or more buttons, with the electronics for this information present in the stylus. On older tablets, changing the pressure on the stylus nib or pressing a button changed the properties of the LC circuit, affecting the signal generated by the pen, which modern ones encode into the signal as a digital data stream. By using electromagnetic signals, the tablet is able to sense the stylus position without the stylus having to touch the surface, powering the pen with this signal means that devices used with the tablet never need batteries. Activslate 50, the model used with Promethean white boards

Fri – En samling

Fri – En samling is a compilation album from Swedish pop and country singer Kikki Danielsson, released on October 29, 2001. The album contains songs who Kikki Danielsson recorded, self or together with other, between the years 1977-2001. Four of the songs were new back in 2001: "Fri", "Lämna mig inte", "I mitt hem" and "Rör vid mej". In 2002, Swedish band Barbados recorded an English language version of the title track "Fri", as "Sweet Little Angel". "Fri" – 3.03 "Bra vibrationer" - 3.03 "När vi rör varann" - 4.00 "God morgon" - 3.01 "Dag efter dag" - 2.54 "Lämna mig inte" - 3.35 "Lost in France" - 3.36 "Comment ça va" - 3.46 "I mitt hem" - 4.04 "Papaya Coconut" - 3.57 "Talking in Your Sleep" - 3.03 "Amazing Grace" - 5.16 "Mycke' mycke' mer" - 3.29 "Hem till Norden" - 3.01 "Miss Decibel" - 2.41 "U. S. of America" - 3.48 "Cowboy Yoddle Song" - 2.10 "My Broken Souvenirs" - 3.45 "Stand by Your Man" - 2.36 "Que Sera Sera" - 3.35 "Mitt innersta rum" - 4.09 "Rör vid mej" - 3.49

Heera Aur Pathar

Heera Aur Pathar is a 1964 Pakistani Urdu black-and-white film. It is the first film of Waheed Murad as a lead actor; the film was released at Karachi's Naz Cinema on 12 November 1964, completed 56 weeks at cinemas with 25 weeks at the main cinemas in Karachi. Waheed Murad introduced film director Pervez Malik for the first time in the Pakistani cinema world, he had introduced film editor, M. Aqeel Khan, who had received the Nigar award for this movie for his work, it was a'hit' film of 1964. Casting includes Waheed Murad, Nirala, Ibrahim Nafees and Kamal Irani. Waheed Murad played the role of a gadha gari wala; this film is based on his innocent love with Zeba. At that time, the film attracted many Indian cinema-goers to see this film. Waheed Murad won Nigar award as the best actor of 1964. Heera Aur Pathar proved to be a lucky film for all of the film cast and the production crew, as it gave breakthroughs to the careers of Waheed Murad, Pervez Malik, Sohail Rana, M. Aqeel Khan and Zeba; the music of the film was composed by Sohail Rana.

Sohail earned plaudits from his fans for the composition of Mujhay tum say mohabbat hai.... Although, he did not earn a Nigar Award for this film; the songs were written by Mauj Lakhnavi. Playback singers are: Khursheed Nurali Ahmed Rushdi, Najma Niazi, Khursheed Begum, Saleem Shahzad, Wasim Farooqui and Talat Siddiqui. Mujhay tum se mohabbat hai... by Ahmed Rushdi and Najma Niazi Gori simti jaye sharam se... by Ahmed Rushdi Aaj mujhe kya hua... by Najma Niazi Rahey himmat jawan apni... by Khursheed Nurali and Saleem Shahzad Ja ja rey chanda... by Mala Mujhay ek larki se pyar ho gaya... by Saleem Shahzad and Talat Siddiqui Aao manaen picnic... by Waseem Farooqui and Khursheed Begum Film Heera Aur Pathar won two Nigar awards for the year 1964. Waheed Murad won award in the best actor category, M. Aqeel Khan won the award in the best film editor category

Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

A unified team of South Korea and North Korea competed under the title "Korea" at the 2018 Winter Olympics in ice hockey. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the delegations from both the host nation South Korea and North Korea marched together in the opening ceremony under the Korean Unification Flag. In January 2018, it was announced that the South Korea women's national ice hockey team would be amalgamated with a group of North Korean players to form a single Korea women's national ice hockey team in the tournament, they competed under the country code "COR", from the abbreviation of French word "Corée". The anthem which played when the Korea team played in international ice hockey is the folk song "Arirang" instead of the national anthems of either South Korea or North Korea; the team's uniform featured the silhouette of the Korean peninsula with the text "Korea". Because of ongoing U. S. sanctions against North Korea, the uniforms were made by a Finnish company instead of official sponsor Nike.

The first match of the unified Korean women's ice hockey team was attended by various dignitaries, including International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong-nam and North Korean Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yo-jong. The following is the list of number of competitors. SummaryKey: OT – Overtime GWS – Match decided by penalty-shootout South Korea qualified as the host. From a roster of 35 players, at minimum of three North Korean players were selected for each game. Women's team event – 1 team of 35 players The following is the Korean roster for the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Head coach: Sarah Murray Assistant coaches: Kim Do-yun, Pak Chol-ho, Rebecca Baker 5–8th place semifinalSeventh place game Korea Team North Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Chinese patchwork

Chinese patchwork known a Hundred-Families robe, is made by sewing scraps of fabric together to form design art. This technique is still used in Chinese quilting. Silk or cotton is used to make the patchwork; the design for the patchwork told a story of Chinese folklore. Many patterns exist, while the quilting block is one, used. Other patterns include 100 good wishes and lattice; some may include squares, triangles and diamonds. Traditional culture and folk legends are the themes for patchworks, such as the Qilin Bringing the Child, Door Gods, the Dragon King and the Kitchen God. People started making Chinese patchwork in the Liu Song of the Southern Dynasty; the first emperor of Liu Song Dynasty, named Liu Yu, was born in an underprivileged family. His mother gathered rags from the neighborhoods to make a patchwork; when he became the emperor, he perceived this kind of patchwork as the symbol for his impoverished childhood. All the infants in Liu’s family had to use the patchwork so that his offspring could know how fortunate they were.

Afterwards, his citizens followed this royal custom to make "Bai jia yi" for their babies. The patches are cut into similar sizes and shapes and leave at least 1/2-inch on each side of the patch for a seam. Arrange them in patterns or at random. Hold two patches face-to-face and stitch them together. Continue this process until the front of the quilt has been sewn into one solid piece. Chinese patchwork is a symbol of good luck; every patch represents the blessing of people towards the baby. In the past, due to the lag in health care and education, infant mortality was high. People believed that an infant's death was due to a ghost; the uses of patchwork are not limited to traditional clothing but have been used in modern society for curtains, children's shoes, dudous, women's handbags, men's cigarette cases and wallets. Quilting Casey, F.. "Chinese Quilting Techniques". Retrieved February 11, 2015. Marin, F.. "Cross Cultural Commemoration: Historical Chinese Patchwork Inspire a New Tradition in America".

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Callum Blake

Callum Blake is a Ni-Vanuatu cricketer. Blake was raised in Vanuatu, he moved to Australia, to attend secondary school at Anglican Church Grammar School. Blake made his international debut for Vanuatu at the 2014 ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Championship. Blake played in the 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Six tournament in England. In March 2018, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Malaysia. In August 2018, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament, he was the joint-leading wicket-taker in the tournament. In March 2019, he was named in the Vanuatuan squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament, he made his Twenty20 International debut for Vanuatu against Papua New Guinea on 22 March 2019. Callum Blake at ESPNcricinfo