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IPod Touch

The iPod Touch is a brand of iOS-based all-purpose mobile computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface. It connects to the Internet only through Wi-Fi base stations, does not use cellular network data, is therefore not a smartphone. To an iPhone, it can be used as a music player, digital camera, web browser, note-logger, handheld gaming device; as of May 2013, 100 million iPod Touch units had been sold since 2007.iPod Touch models are sold by storage space and color, with all models of the same generation offering otherwise identical features, processors and available operating system upgrades. An exception was the fifth generation, in which the low-end model was sold without a rear-facing camera; the current iPod touch is the seventh-generation model, released on May 28, 2019. The iPod Touch is the only product in Apple's iPod product line, following the discontinuation of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle on July 27, 2017. Following the discontinuation, Apple revised the storage and pricing for the iPod Touch with 32 and 128 GB of storage.

The iPod Touch runs Apple's Unix-based iOS operating system and includes bundled software to browse the Internet, view maps and receive email, view media, work with office documents and spreadsheets. Users type on a virtual keyboard displayed on the screen. Apple operates an online store, allowing users to buy and directly download music and third-party software. From launch, the iPod Touch was described by journalists as an'iPhone without the phone', each iPod Touch model to date has been introduced with the same release number of iOS as the contemporary iPhone model. Successive updates to iOS since the initial release in 2007 have released additional features. IPhone OS 2.0, released on July 11, 2008, introduced the App Store, which allowed third-party applications for the first time. IPhone OS 3.0, released on June 17, 2009, added features such as cut and paste, data tethering and push notification support. IOS 4.0, released on June 21, 2010, introduced iBooks, FaceTime, multitasking. It dropped support for the first generation iPod Touch.

In June 2011, iOS 5, the fifth major release of iOS software, was announced at Apple's WWDC 2011, which added notification and reminder features. Apple limited some features, most notably the voice control system Siri, to the iPhone. IOS 6, released on September 19, 2012 to the fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch models, contains 200 new features including Passbook, Facebook integration and Apple Maps; the fifth generation iPod Touch gained the ability to take panoramic photos, a feature shared with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. On June 8, 2015, it was announced at the WWDC that the iPod Touch fifth generation would support iOS 9, along with other A5 Chip devices; this makes the iPod Touch fifth generation the first iPod Touch to support four major versions of iOS. Recent iOS updates have been free for owners of supported iPod Touch models, but Apple received criticism for charging iPod Touch owners for versions 2.0 and 3.0, which iPhone owners received for free, for excluding certain features from the iPod Touch software that the iPhone included.

Apple's position was that they could add features for free to the iPhone because the revenue from it is accounted for on a subscription basis under accounting rules, rather than as a one time payment. At WWDC in June 2010, as of iOS 4, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had "found a way" to make subsequent OS upgrades available free to iPod Touch owners. To purchase content on the iPod Touch, the user must have an existing account. With this account one may download music and videos from the iTunes Store, apps from the App Store, or books from the iBook store. An Apple ID account created without a credit card can be used to get free content, gift cards can be bought to pay for apps instead of using credit cards; this is convenient for users who want to purchase an app, video, or E-book, but do not have a credit card. The only official way to obtain third-party applications for the iPod Touch is Apple's App Store, a branch of iTunes Store; the App Store application, available in all versions of iOS from 2.0 onwards, allows users to browse and download applications from a single online repository with the iTunes Store.

To develop such software, a software development kit was announced on March 6, 2008, at an Apple Town Hall meeting. The iOS SDK allows making applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch after paying a fee to join the development team; the developer can set the price for the applications they develop and will receive 70% of money earned. Apple retains 30% of the sale price with no minimum fixed fee. However, developer of Cydia, made a tool called Cydia Impactor; this tool allowed users, to sideload apps onto their iPhone. Like all of Apple's iOS devices, the iPod Touch is a controlled or closed platform. Modifying or replacing the operating system voids the device warranty, communication between apps is limited and controlled, Apple is the only authorized software vendor. Hackers have attempted to'jailbreak' all iOS devices to enable forbidden or unsupported features, such as multitasking in iOS versions before 4.0, themes for the home screen and the use of software Apple has refused to sell such as a battery percentage indicator.

Jailbreaks for the iPod Touch first surfaced a month after the first model was released in September 2007, when hackers released JailbreakMe 1.0 to jailbreak iPhone OS 1.1.1. This allowed users t

Jack Cropp

John "Jack" Urquhart Cropp was a New Zealand yachtsman. Together with Peter Mander, Cropp won the Sharpie class at the 1956 Olympics. Cropp and Mander were the first sailors from New Zealand to compete at Olympics, they finished second, were promoted to the first place after Australian team was disqualified for obstruction. They were inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. Cropp was born on a small farm near Hokitika; when he was a toddler, his family moved to Christchurch. There he started sailing, together with Mander. Cropp worked as a lithographer in the printing industry, but after becoming a prominent sailor turned into a professional boatbuilder and designer. In 1973 Cropp, his wife Judith and their three children moved to Takaka, where he died aged 89

List of places in Carmarthenshire (categorised)

This is a categorised list of places in the County of Carmarthenshire, Wales. This is a list of electoral wards: This is a complete list of the 72 communities in Carmarthenshire. Ammanford Burry Port Carmarthen Kidwelly Llandeilo Llandovery Llanelli Pendine Sandy St. Clears WhitlandSee List of places in Carmarthenshire for an alphabetical list of towns and villages. Carreg Cennen Castle Dolaucothi Gold Mines Kidwelly Castle Laugharne Castle Llansteffan Castle Talley Abbey Aberglasney Garden Millennium Coastal Park National Botanic Garden of Wales Pembrey Country Park WWT National Wetlands Centre Cross Hands Retail Park Cross Hands Food Park Parc Trostre Pemberton Retail Park Dylan Thomas Boathouse Kidwelly Industrial Museum Pendine Museum of Speed Ffos Las racecourse Parc y Scarlets sports stadium, home of Scarlets and Llanelli RFC Pembrey Race Circuit Richmond Park sports stadium, Carmarthen Stradey Park sports stadium, Llanelli Stebonheath Park Multi-Use Sports Stadium, home of Llanelli A.

F. C. Llanelli Ashburnham Golf Club, Burry Port Carmarthen Golf Club, Carmarthen Derllys Court Golf Club, Bancyfelin Garnant Park Golf Club, Garnant Glanhir Golf Club, Llandyfan Glyn Abbey Golf Club, Carway Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Machynys Cefn Sidan Marros Sands Pendine Sands afon lledi Afon Cymin Afon Cywyn Afon Gwili Afon Tâf Afon Teifi Afon Aman Gwendraeth Fach Gwendraeth Fawr River Loughor River Tywi Usk Reservoir Brechfa Forest Pembrey Country Park WWT National Wetlands Centre Celtic Trail Millennium Coastal Path M4 motorway A48 road A483 road Amman Valley Railway Heart of Wales Line West Wales Line Gwili Railway Teifi Valley Railway see Category:Railway stations in Carmarthenshire Pembrey Airport

Saraband for Dead Lovers

Saraband for Dead Lovers is a 1948 British historical drama film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Stewart Granger and Joan Greenwood. It is based on the novel by Helen Simpson. Set in seventeenth-century Hanover, it depicts the doomed romance between Philip Christoph von Königsmarck and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the wife of the Elector of Hanover; the saraband mentioned in the title is a type of Spanish dance. Jim Morahan, William Kellner and Michael Relph were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color, it was the first Ealing Studios film shot in colour. Sophie Dorothea seeks solace from dashing Count Philip Konigsmark when her husband Prince George Louis to become King George I of Great Britain, wants nothing to do with her; the lovers are brought down by a jealous Countess Platen. The novel, by Australian author Helen Simpson, was first published in 1935, it was the "book of the month" for the Evening Standard. Simpson died in 1940 before any production took place.

Film rights were bought by Ealing Studios who announced in 1946 that they would make the film over the following year with Basil Dearden to direct. Stewart Granger signed to star and Ealing elected to make the movie in colour, their first such film. Mai Zetterling was announced for the lead role, she asked to be excused "on account of a domestic incident" and Lilli Palmer was going to play the role instead. She was unable to make it to England in time so Joan Greenwood played it. Filming took place in June 1947 with exterior sequences shot in Blenheim Palace. Stewart Granger said: Saraband was a sweet film... and it's one I'm quite proud of. But whereas Gainsborough loved stars, Ealing didn't like them. Saraband was their first big color film. I said I would do it. I felt. Flora was a great actress, but she'd never been beautiful and it was hard to be cruel to a woman, never beautiful. That's; the opening sequence was planning in great detail. Francoise Dosney wanted to rehearse... but in the end this wasn't used.

You see, whom I played, was introduced as penniless, this was cut out because it involved Jewish moneylenders. Filming finished in October 1947. George MacDonald Fraser, writing in 1988, said of the film,"Saraband tells the story with complete fidelity, only the smallest of romantic touches, makes an enthralling film of it. Stewart Granger was born for this kind of costume picture, Joan Greenwood is an appealing Sophia.... Best of all, the film conveys in a few brief scenes, the stifling monotony of court life in a pretentious little German state. We were trying to get away from the Gainsborough-type romantic costume picture, unreal, to do a serious historical epic. I think the public wasn't ready for it and it ended up being a bit heavy."The acclaimed production design and art direction was complemented by the cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Slocombe and the production team chose a muted style of colour filming, not universally praised: opinions variously described it as unusual and different, or pretentiously symbolic and leaving exterior and interior shots poorly matched.

UK goth band Sex Gang Children have a song called "Saraband for Dead Lovers". Simpson, Helen. Saraband for dead lovers. Doubleday, Doran & Company. Saraband for dead lovers: the film and its production at Ealing Studios, produced by Michael Balcon, directed by Basil Dearden. Convoy Publications. 1948. Saraband for Dead Lovers on IMDb Saraband for Dead Lovers at TCMDB Review of film at Variety Complete original novel at Project Gutenberg

Leo Romero

Leo Romero is a professional skateboarder whose early skateboarding influences included Jamie Thomas and Andrew Reynolds. Romero was born in Fontana, United States and is the son of Mexican immigrant parents. Romero first started skating around 1997 with his friendship crew "The Death Junkies". Romero revealed in a 2009 interview that he "was ditching school and skating with" friends during his adolescence, while in a 2010 interview he explained that when he was growing up he knew what he wanted and did not let other people bother him. Romero has credited his sponsor the Pharmacy skateboard shop with facilitating his departure from his hometown for the purpose of commencing a skateboarding career. Conversely, Romero's father has believed that "he ’s the reason why I made it so far"—that "he’s the one who gave me all the inspiration behind my career" but Romero believes that his father is mistaken. Romero has ridden the same skateboard deck shape for nearly a decade and the original board shape was provided by the Pharmacy shop.

Romero appeared in the Foundation videos Madness & Mayhem and That's Life. As an Emerica team rider, Romero lived at the "Emerica Mansion II" with professional skateboarders Heath Kirchart, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Bryan Herman. In May 2013, the Romero signature shoe model "The Troubadour" was released, Romero explained that the shoe design was based on footwear that could be for both skateboarding and fashion. Romero became a professional team rider for Baker Skateboards, a company, founded and is owned by one of his childhood skateboarding influences Reynolds—in a 2010 interview Romero explained that his motivation for joining the team was based on his perception that Baker was "cool". Romero appeared in the Baker video production Baker Has A Deathwish, a collaboration with "sister" brand Deathwish. In 2009 Romero left Baker to join the Toy Machine company and explained in a 2010 Thrasher magazine interview that "I just don’t think I fit in with that crowd. It’s not my bag." Romero revealed to Mike Sinclair, a senior employee of Tum Yeto, that Toy Machine is "100% skateboarding".

Toy Machine and Emerica have collaborated on a Romero signature shoe line with Toy Machine founder/owner Ed Templeton, sponsored by Emerica. Together with friend Griffin Collins, Romero launched the skateboard griptape company Bro Style in 2012. While a griptape company, the brand produces soft goods such as caps and shirts. Bro Style has released video advertisements on the Internet that feature sponsored riders such as Matt Bennett, Dakota Servold, Daniel Lutheran. Emerica Toy Machine Pharmacy Eswic Independent Truck Company Pig Wheels Neff Bro Style Bronson Speed Co. Bearings With his band Travesura, Romero released his first recording on the Scion AV label on March 1, 2014 at an event in Los Angeles, U. S; the recording is a self-titled EP and a music video for the song "Tenor" was released. Romero won Thrasher Magazine's annual "Skater of the Year" award in 2010; as part of the award ceremony, Romero performed karaoke for the audience. Romero resides in California, U. S. in a "mock Spanish castle" property and owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle that he has ridden as part of the Emerica skateboarding tour "Wild Ride".

Romero explained his life outside of skateboarding in a 2009 interview: "I’m a pretty simple guy. Not too much shit bothers me but I hate going to overcrowded bars and they’re overcharging you for beer. I hate that; the same things as everybody else I think: Playing guitar, listening to music, barbecuing on a summer day, finishing up some cold ones, fucking girls." Toy Machine: Programming Injection Emerica: Made Thrasher: King Of The Road 2012 Toy Machine: The Subhumans Toy Machine: Brainwash. Emerica: Stay Gold RVCA: Dick Moves RVCA: Promo Transworld: Skate & Create Baker: Baker has a Deathwish Emerica: Wild Ride 2007 Streets: LA 411VM: Volume 3, Issue 4 – shared part with Tommy Gurrola Foundation: Gareth Stehr's Go-Go Toe Jam Thrasher: King Of The Road 2006 Transworld: First Love Foundation: European Tour 411VM: Volume 13, Issue 4 V7: Teenage Tour Foundation: That's Life Emerica: Kids In Emerica Emerica: This is Skateboarding Pharmacy: Chilly Digital: Fajsha Foundation: Madness & Mayhem Official page on Tumblr

Eugenia Cheng

Eugenia Loh-Gene Cheng is a British mathematician, Scientist-in-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an honorary fellow of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield. Her mathematical interests include higher-dimensional category theory, as a pianist she specialises in lieder and art song, she is passionate about explaining mathematics to non-mathematicians to rid the world of math phobia using entertaining analogies with food and baking. Cheng was born in Hampshire, England but moved to Sussex when she was one, spent the rest of her childhood there, her interest in mathematics stemmed from a young age thanks to her mother who made mathematics a part of life. Her father was supportive, encouraging her to be imaginative. Cheng attended Roedean School, she was bored by school when she was young, but practised the piano every day and was an avid reader. She was "very serious about eating", she studied the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge where she was a student of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Her postgraduate research was supervised by Martin Hyland. Before working at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cheng has held academic appointments at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the University of Sheffield and the University of Chicago. Cheng is still affiliated to the University of Sheffield as a senior lecturer of pure mathematics, but is now based at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches mathematics to arts students, she has published over a dozen research papers across several journals within her area of category theory. Former doctoral students include Thomas Cottrell. Cheng's research interests are in category theory, which she has written about for a general audience by using analogies from baking, her vision is to rid the world of mathematics phobia. In How to Bake Pi, each chapter begins with a recipe for a dessert, to illustrate the commonalities in the methods and principles of mathematics and cooking; the book has since been translated into French.

Cheng has written a number of papers with similar themes, such as On the perfect quantity of cream for a scone and On the perfect size for a pizza. Cheng has presented similar topics through YouTube in a light-hearted manner, has explored mathematics in other entertaining ways such as in her speech Mathematics and Lego: the untold story. Cheng's second book, Beyond Infinity, explains set theory for lay audiences using analogies and anecdotes, including Cantor's diagonal argument and Zeno's paradoxes, it was shortlisted for the 2017 Insight Investment Science Book Prize under the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books. She published her third book, The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, in 2018, it explores arguments on real-world topics like same-sex marriage, white privilege, police brutality in the United States using methods from logic, including explanations of Russell's paradox and Euclid's axioms on the way. Cheng writes a column called Everyday Math for The Wall Street Journal on topics including probability theory, set theory, Rubik's Cube solutions.

Cheng is a pianist who specialises in art song. She was awarded the Sheila Mossman Memorial Award from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, was the first recipient of the Brighton and Hove Arts Council Award for the Musician of the Year. In Chicago, she gave a recital in the Pianoforte Chicago recital series, she performed lieder with tenor Nicholas Harkness in the Noontime Recital Series at the University of Chicago, the Salon Series at the Tower Club, the Maxwell Recital Series, she gave recitals for the Auxiliary Board Chapter of the Lyric Opera. In 2013, Cheng founded the Liederstube as an oasis for art song in the Fine Arts Building, in downtown Chicago; the mission of the Liederstube is to present and enjoy classical music in an intimate and informal setting. The Liederstube is a Not For Profit 501 organisation. Cheng has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert making Mille-feuille with Stephen Colbert in 2015 to demonstrate exponentials, she was interviewed for the morning magazine show The Morning Shift on Chicago's Public Radio station WBEZ in 2017.

She was interviewed by Jim Al-Khalili for The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2018. She appeared on the WGBH podcast Innovation Hub in spring 2018. How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics.