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List of best-selling game consoles

A video game console is a standardized computing device tailored for video gaming that requires a monitor or television set as an output. These self-contained pieces of electronic equipment weigh between 2 and 9 pounds on average, their compact size allows them to be used in a variety of locations with an electrical outlet. Handheld controllers are used as input devices. Video game consoles may use one or more storage media like hard disk drives, optical discs, memory cards for content; each are developed by a single business organization. Dedicated consoles are a subset of these devices only able to play built-in games. Video game consoles in general are described as "dedicated" in distinction from the more versatile personal computer and other consumer electronics. Sanders Associates engineer Ralph H. Baer along with company employees Bill Harrison and Bill Rusch licensed their television gaming technology to contemporary major TV manufacturer Magnavox; this resulted in Magnavox Odyssey's 1972 release—the first commercially available video game console.

A handheld game console is a lightweight device with a built-in screen, games controls and has greater portability than a standard video game console. It is capable of playing multiple games unlike handheld electronic game devices. Tabletop and handheld electronic game devices of the 1970s and 1980s are the precursors of handheld game consoles. Mattel introduced the first handheld electronic game with the 1977 release of Auto Race. Several companies—including Coleco and Milton Bradley—made their own single-game, lightweight tabletop or handheld electronic game devices; the oldest handheld game console with interchangeable cartridges is the Milton Bradley Microvision in 1979. Nintendo is credited with popularizing the handheld console concept with the Game Boy's release in 1989 and continues to dominate the handheld console market; the following tables contain video game consoles and handheld game consoles that have sold at least 1 million units worldwide either through to consumers or inside retail channels.

Each console include sales from every iteration. The years correspond to when the home or handheld game console was first released—excluding test markets; each year links to the corresponding "year in video video games". Hardware firms shaded Atari, Nintendo, Sega or Sony have more than two consoles listed. Total amount of every console with at least 1 million units sold. 1 WonderSwan Famitsu sources 2 Release year sources Bibliography

Soldiers (ABBA song)

"Soldiers" is an ABBA song, released on their 1981 album The Visitors. Its working title was "Peasants". Recording began on October 15th 1981; the song is a critique of militarism. Billboard explains "emphasizing that although there seems to be so little one can do to prevent the machinations of soldiers and those who control them, we must "not look the other way/taking a chance/cos if the bugle starts to play/we too must dance"; the Telegraph describes the premise of the song as "how warmongers convince themselves they are noble men". The entire song rests upon a "simple two-note" statement"; the song has a "string-ensemble synth arrangement". Agnetha uses a "subdued yet stoic vocal", "the chorus vocals, while multi-tiered, are somewhat'murkier' and less liberated in texture". ABBA's ABBA Gold describes the song as "bleak-yet-catchy". Billboard notes its "simple yet ominous metaphors that envision impending nuclear holocaust", it goes on to explains "the offbeat cadence of the drumming holds dark, somber verses and the sing-song quality of the chorus together", concludes by saying "certainly few groups can handle a subject as serious as this, still imbue it with all the qualities of a great pop song".

Billboard listed the song under the "Best cuts" section of an album review, along with four other songs from the album. ABBA: Let The Music Speak says the song has an "unsettling caution" and "heart and humanity"; the synths "gently inflame the sense of yearning throughout, driving along a backing track which features...bass courtesy of Rutger Gunnarsson". Scottish singer Barbara Dickson covered the song on her 1985 album Gold

2019 Sheffield City Council election

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on Thursday 2 May 2019. One of each ward's three seats was up for election, having last been contested in the 2016 elections. Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party fielded candidates in all 28 wards. UKIP fielded candidates in 22 wards; the Yorkshire Party contested six wards and Veterans contested three and the Women's Equality Party contested two, with the National Front and the Socialist Party each fielding one candidate. There were two independent candidates. Data on % turnout from. Turnout 31.2%. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Richard Shaw was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Ian Saunders was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Denise Fox was up for re-election; the incumbent Green Party councillor and Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, did not defend his seat. Incumbent Labour councillor Talib Hussain was up for re-election. Incumbent Green Party councillor Robert Murphy did not defend his seat.

Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Adam Hanrahan did not defend his seat. Incumbent Labour councillor Mary Lea was up for re-election. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Joe Otten was up for re-election. Incumbent councillor Steve Wilson was up for re-election, having won the seat for Labour in 2016. However, in February 2019 he continued to sit as an independent, he contested this election as an independent candidate. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Scriven did not defend his seat. Incumbent Labour councillor Abdul Khayum was up for re-election. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Andrew Sangar was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Chris Peace did not defend her seat. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Sue Auckland was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor George Lindars-Hammond was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Lisa Banes did not defend her seat. Incumbent Labour councillor David Barker was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Mohammad Maroof was up for re-election Incumbent Labour Co-op councillor Ben Miskell was up for re-election.

Incumbent Labour councillor Dianne Hurst was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour Co-op councillor Dawn Dale was up for re-election. Incumbent Labour councillor Mike Chaplin was up for re-election, having won a by-election in 2017 to hold the seat for Labour. Incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Penny Baker was up for re-election. Incumbent UKIP councillor Keith Davis did not defend his seat. Incumbent Labour Co-op councillor Ben Curran was up for re-election. Incumbent UKIP councillor John Booker was up for re-election. Labour’s candidate, Lisa Banes, was a sitting councillor for Manor Castle ward. Incumbent Labour councillor Jackie Satur was up for re-election

1925 in Afghanistan

The following lists events that happened during 1925 in Afghanistan. Monarch – Amanullah Khan The amir takes severe measures to prevent a recrudescence of the rebellion among the Khost tribes which gave him so much trouble in the previous year. Early in February two shopkeepers in Kabul, members of the Ahmadiyya community of Muslims, followers of the Quadian Mullah, executed in the previous summer for fomenting the rebellion, are sentenced to death by stoning for apostasy, the sentence is carried out with great barbarity in the presence of Afghan officials. In the course of the same month there is a general dragooning of the revolted tribes. According to the Afghan newspapers, in two weeks all the Mangal villages are occupied, 3,500 houses are bombarded and burnt, 1,575 rebels are killed and wounded, 460 women and children die of cold and hunger during their flight in the snow, 6,000 head of cattle and an immense booty are captured; the returning troops make a triumphal entry into Jalalabad, where flowers are showered on them by the amir and his mother.

On May 25, sixty Khost rebels Ghilzais, are shot by order of the amir. After the rebellion, the amir does not prosecute further his reforming designs, leaves the country in the traditional state, he devotes his energies to increasing its military power, having fifty young Afghans trained as airmen, importing aeroplanes from Russia and large quantities of ammunition through India. As the Soviet government continues to make sedulous efforts to extend Russian influence in Afghanistan, negotiations are commenced for a Russo-Afghan trade convention, there is a steady infiltration of Russians prospecting for oil round Herat and in Afghan Turkestan; the Afghan government looks with disfavour on this activity, it becomes genuinely alarmed at Russian designs when, near the end of December, Russian troops occupy an island in the Oxus at Darkad, which has always been regarded as Afghan territory, overpowering two Afghan posts by which it was held. An "incident" occurs which for a time disturbs the relations between Italy.

An Italian engineer resident in Kabul named Dario Piperno is condemned to death by the Afghan court for killing a policeman, trying to arrest him for some offence. On the Italian government offering to pay "blood money" for him, he is promised his release, but after the blood money has been duly paid, he is executed on June 2. Benito Mussolini at once makes a formal protest against the execution, hands a note to the Afghan minister in Rome, demanding that the Afghan minister for foreign affairs should call in person on the Italian minister in Kabul to express his regret at the incident, while a company of Afghan soldiers was to salute the Italian flag, he further demands the payment of an indemnity of £7,000, in addition to the restoration of the blood money. The Afghan government procrastinates so long with its reply as to exhaust the patience of the Italian government, a rupture of diplomatic relations is imminent when, on August 17, a telegram reaches Rome stating that the Afghan government has agreed to come to terms.

It is announced the next day that the Afghan foreign minister has presented the apologies of his government to the Italian minister at Kabul, has handed over £6,000 as indemnity and as repayment of the blood money. Good relations between the two countries are thereupon resumed. Date unknown - Mohammad Hasan Sharq, politician

Cheddar Ales

Cheddar Ales is a small independent brewery located in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, which produces a range of regular and seasonal beers. Its owner and head brewer, Jem Ham worked 15 years at Butcombe Brewery in nearby Wrington; the brewery produces the occasional seasonal brew. Gorge Best – 4.0% abv Potholer – 4.3% abv golden bitter. The name is derived from the sport of potholing, popular in the Caves of the Mendip Hills. Totty Pot Porter – 4.5% abv porter, first produced in December 2007. Named after a small cave at the top of Cheddar Gorge. Goat's Leap – 5.5% abv India Pale Ale. Named after a point on the Kaveri River near Bangalore in India. In 2007, Potholer won a silver medal at the Society of Independent Brewers annual Maltings Beer Festival. In 2009, Totty Pot Porter won Bronze Medal in the Champion Bottled Beers at the SIBA National Beer Competition, a gold award at the International Beer Challenge, where it won best bottled beer; each year the brewery holds a beer festival featuring both live music.

In June 2011, the festival raised £2,650 for local charities including the local Cheshire Home in Axbridge. Official Website

Andi Peters

Andrew Peters Eleazu, known professionally as Andi Peters, is a British television presenter, producer and voice actor employed by ITV and best known for roles on breakfast TV shows Live & Kicking, GMTV, Good Morning Britain and Lorraine, for hosting Dancing on Ice: Extra and The Big Reunion. He competed in the first series of the ITV skating competition Dancing on Ice. Since 2013, Peters has been narrating the ITV2 reality series The Big Reunion, which shows the reunions of pop groups, he appeared in the ITV daytime show Show Me the Telly a number of times towards the end of 2013. Since 28 April 2014, Peters has hosted competitions on the breakfast news programme Good Morning Britain, the ITV daytime game show Ejector Seat, which aired for a short period in 2014 as a temporary replacement for Tipping Point. Stars on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway competition presenter. Andi Peters on Twitter Andi Peters on IMDb