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New York Daily News

The New York Daily News titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City. As of May 2016, it was the ninth-most circulated daily newspaper in the United States, it was founded in 1919, was the first U. S. daily printed in tabloid format. It reached its peak circulation at 2.4 million copies a day. The Daily News was founded as the Illustrated Daily News. Patterson and his cousin, Robert R. McCormick, were co-publishers of the Chicago Tribune and grandsons of Tribune Company founder Joseph Medill; when Patterson and McCormick could not agree on the editorial content of the Chicago paper, the two cousins decided at a meeting in Paris that Patterson would work on the project of launching a Tribune-owned newspaper in New York. On his return, Patterson met with Alfred Harmsworth, the Viscount Northcliffe and publisher of the Daily Mirror, London's tabloid newspaper. Impressed with the advantages of a tabloid, Patterson launched the Daily News on June 26, 1919; the Daily News would be owned by the Tribune Company until 1993.

The Daily News was not an immediate success, by August 1919, the paper's circulation had dropped to 26,625. Still, New York's many subway commuters found the tabloid format easier to handle, readership grew. By the time of the paper's first anniversary in June 1920, circulation had climbed over 100,000 and by 1925, over a million. Circulation reached its peak at 2.4 million daily and 4.7 million on Sunday. The Daily News carried the slogan "New York's Picture Newspaper" from 1920 to 1991, for its emphasis on photographs. A camera has been part of the newspaper's logo from day one; the paper's slogan, developed from a 1985 ad campaign, is "New York's Hometown Newspaper", while another has been "The Eyes, the Ears, the Honest Voice of New York". The Daily News continues to include large and prominent photographs, for news and sports, as well as intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, an opinion section. News-gathering operations were, for a time, organized by staff using two-way radios operating on 173.3250 MHz, allowing the assignment desk to communicate with its reporters who used a fleet of "radio cars".

Prominent sports cartoonists have included Bruce Stark and Ed Murawinski. Columnists have included Walter Kaner. Editorial cartoonists have included C. D. Batchelor; the paper published a Monday-Friday afternoon counterpart, Daily News Tonight, between August 19, 1980 and August 28, 1981. Occasional "P. M. Editions" were published as extras in 1991, during the brief tenure of Robert Maxwell as publisher. In 1982, again in the early 1990s during a newspaper strike, the Daily News went out of business. In the 1982 instance, the parent Tribune Company offered the tabloid up for sale. In 1991, millionaire Robert Maxwell offered financial assistance to the News to help it stay in business. Upon his death that year, the News seceded from his publishing empire which soon splintered under questions about whether Maxwell had the financial backing to sustain it. Existing management, led by editor James Willse, held the News together in bankruptcy. Mort Zuckerman bought the paper in 1993. In 1948, the News established WPIX, whose call letters were based on the News's nickname of "New York's Picture Newspaper".

The television station became a Tribune property outright in 1991, remains in the former Daily News Building. The radio station was purchased by Emmis Communications, since 2014 has been owned by CBS Radio as an FM simulcast of its AM namesake; the News maintains local bureaus in the Bronx and Queens, at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, at the various state and federal courthouses in the city. In January 2012, former News of the World and New York Post editor Colin Myler was appointed editor-in-chief of the Daily News. Myler was replaced by his deputy Jim Rich in September 2015. On September 4, 2017, the publishing operations of the former Tribune Company, announced that it had acquired the Daily News. Tronc had bought the Daily News for $1, assuming "operational and pension liabilities". By the time of purchase, circulation had dropped to 200,000 on 260,000 on Sundays. In July 2018, tronc fired half of the paper's editorial staff, including the editor-in-chief, Jim Rich. Rich was replaced by Robert York and Editor-in-Chief of tronc-owned The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The paper's social media staff were included in the cut. New York Times journalist Alan Feuer said the Daily News focuses on "deep sourcing and doorstep reporting", providing city-centered "crime reportage and hard-hitting coverage of public issues rather than portraying New York through the partisan divide between liberals and conservatives". According to Feuer, the paper is known for "speaking to and for the city’s working class" and for "its crusades against municipal misconduct"; the New York Times has described the Daily News's editorial stance as "flexibly centrist" with a "high-minded, if populist, legacy". For over five decades, the News was a staunchly Republican newsp

Kalinga Park

Kalinga Park is a heritage-listed park at 100 Bertha Street, City of Brisbane, Australia. The eastern section of the park is in neighbouring Clayfield, it is known as Anzac Memorial Park. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 July 2007. Known as Anzac Memorial Park, Kalinga Park was opened in 1910 and is located on the southwest bank of Kedron Brook at Kalinga. Kalinga Park occupies a portion of the early German Mission Station established at Zion Hill in 1838, forming the first free European settlement in Queensland; the missionaries named Kedron Brook, but the mission closed in 1850 and the area was surveyed in 1851 prior to other settlers moving into the area. By the 1880s, this area was industrial and in 1884 much of the land now comprising the park was declared a water reserve. Kalinga is derived from Ngalin-nga, a phrase in the Turrbal dialect said to mean "belonging to us"; the area was administered as part of the Shire of Toombul. Of 3 September 1910, Andrew Lang Petrie, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toombul opened the reserve as a park though several sports clubs were using it.

It had received improvements including levelling and clearing, the erection of a pavilion and the laying down of a cricket pitch. In 1909 and 1911 land to the south of Kalinga Park between the Eagle Junction railway station and the reserve was subdivided and sold as residential blocks; this was an important stage in the subsequent development of the area, as was connection to Brisbane by tram in 1929. Following the First World War, the local Ladies Patriotic Club and the Kalinga Progress Association, together with the Toombul Shire Council, erected the Soldiers Honour Gates at the Park Avenue entrance. Brigadier-General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson dedicated them on 23 October 1920; the event was well attended with a guard of honour formed by Boy Scouts and Cubs from the Albion, Clayfield and Kalinga districts and music provided by the Brisbane Citizen's Band. The President of the Ladies Patriotic Club declared at the ceremony that the Honour Gates were erected as a witness and everlasting memory of the patriotic services of the men who enlisted from the Kalinga district and fought for their country in the Great War.

Funds were raised to embellish the posts of the main gate with inscribed marble slabs. For a time, the park was known as Anzac Memorial Park. After the war, the Commonwealth Department of Repatriation placed returning soldiers in jobs, but it was a slow process and many found themselves in financial difficulties. Citizens' committees were formed to raise money and to assist in such ways as founding clothing depots. Local committees were formed to help with finding relief work. In 1922 the Kalinga Unemployed and Distressed Soldiers' Committee was formed, it arranged with the Kalinga Improvement Committee for 83 unemployed returned soldiers to be given work in road formation and drainage in Kalinga Park. As an initiative of the Kalinga Unemployed and Distressed Soldiers Committee this work included the construction and planting of a roadway through the park as a memorial to those who died in the war, it was intended for motor traffic. The returned soldiers levelled 60 chains of roadway following the curve of Kedron Brook.

It was gravelled and lined with trees and was informally known as the "Diggers' Drive". The Governor of Queensland, Sir Matthew Nathan, opened the drive on 31 May 1924, he said that he hoped that the scheme for identifying the trees with metal plaques carrying the names of deceased soldiers would be carried out. However, there was difficulty at the time in obtaining some names and the project was not completed. In 1925, with the amalgamation of the various Brisbane local government authorities, Kalinga Park passed from Toombul Council into the control of the Brisbane City Council. A large army staging camp was located at the site between 1943 and 1945 during World War II; as part of this development, the bandstand was sold for removal and many buildings, including a post office for soldiers at the camp, were erected. After the war, these were removed with the exception of the post office building, relocated to the western edge of the park, is used by the Scouts, who have altered and extended it over the years.

Thiess Brothers were engaged to restore the park to its pre-war condition, though the bandstand was not replaced. In 1952 Harry Oakman Manager of Brisbane parks, planted tallowwoods along the memorial drive to replace trees that had died or been removed. A block of land in Bertha Street was acquired on 21 July 1952 to extend the park. During the late 1960s considerable work was untaken in the park including filling and topsoiling of the football and cricket fields. In 1965 the Scots Presbyterian Church Fellowship Association gained a seven-year lease of the two tennis courts; the Queensland Miniature Race Car Club constructed a circular fenced track at the eastern end of the park. During the 1990s the Kalinga Karnival based on the park was run for several years, but was discontinued in 1998. Land at 924 Sandgate Road, Clayfield was acquired in 1991, bringing the park area to 20.4285 hectares. An interpretive sign for the Diggers' Drive was installed and unveiled on 30 April 1993 and the name was formally gazetted in 2003.

The drive is now surfaced with bitumen, though the Council has no record of the date that this was done. In 1996, the Access Arts organisation from Nundah undertook a project in the park utilising both professional artists and community members, they created hand decorated paving. The park contains a popular children's playground and picnic area. In 2

Motorola Defy

The Motorola Defy is an Android-based smartphone from Motorola. It filled a niche market segment, by being one of the few small, IP67 rated smartphones available at the time of its late 2010 release, it is water resistant, dust resistant, has an impact-resistant screen. The phone was launched unlocked in Germany, Italy, India, Spain, the UK, Turkey and Greece under various networks and was distributed by a number of carriers, including T-Mobile in the United States, Telus in Canada, Telstra and Optus in Australia. An updated version of the original MB525, Defy+ is available; the phone is four Android touch buttons on the front. It has Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, speakerphone, 800 MHz TI OMAP3630 processor, a 3.7 in FWVGA LCD. Lacking a physical keyboard, the phone instead provides the Swype virtual keyboard and an alternative multi-touch QWERTY keyboard; the Defy shares its platform with Motorola Bravo though there are minor differences in exterior design, 3G band, lower resolution camera without LED flash and non-weather resistance.

The Defy is "water-resistant" with all covers closed. The Defy CPU/GPU is TI OMAP3 architecture OMAP3630 and the PowerVR SGX530; the OMAP 3 is the industry's first 45-nm CMOS processor set at 800 MHz in ARM Cortex-A8 superscalar microprocessor core. Under-clocked CPU frequencies & high CPU voltage levels on the stock phone led to much lower performance and battery life on stock settings than the hardware is capable of; this can be modified on rooted phones, using 3rd party tools or custom ROMs, with stable performance over 1 GHz being common. A minor hardware change and possible hardware refresh on MB526 models was observed noticeable by the camera lens being red, instead of green. Although the boot loader is locked, techniques exist to root the load after market ROMs. CyanogenMod is an example ROM. An official CM7.x build is available, unofficial builds of CM10.1 supporting Android 4.2.2 and custom kernels. As of November 2013, XDA Developers have come up with Android 4.4 for Defy and Defy+. There is contributing guides for improvements.

The XDA Developers Forums are popular with Defy users. In November 2014, The popular XDA Developer, Quarx had managed to port Android 5.0 Lollipop from the Moto 360 smartwatch as it has the same chipset. It was undergoing development till January 2015 but due to unknown reasons the development is either stopped or paused as there is no news since then. Three variant/successor models: Motorola Defy Plus, Motorola Defy XT and Motorola Defy Mini, all with the same IP67 rating, have been released; the Defy Plus released in August 2011 uses a 1 GHz processor setting by default, a higher resolution camera and a 1700 mAh battery. The Defy Mini variation uses a 600 MHz CPU in ARM Cortex-A5 microprocessor core, 512 MiB RAM, Adreno 200 Enhanced GPU at 200 MHz with a Qualcomm MSM architecture, MSM7225A chipset and a 3.2 inch screen, with a 320x480 resolution. The Mini is targeted at the low-end category of smartphones; the Defy XT variation uses a 1 GHz CPU in ARM Cortex-A5 microprocessor core, 512 MiB RAM, Adreno 200 Enhanced GPU at 245 MHz with a Qualcomm MSM architecture, MSM7627A chipset and a 3.7 inch screen, with an 854x480 resolution.

The Defy XT is targeted at the mid-range category of smartphones. The Defy Pro is a QWERTY keyboard variant. Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Samsung Galaxy Xcover Galaxy Nexus Motorola DEFY Full hardware specs Motorola DEFY with MotoBlur - Tech Specs - United States Motorola DEFY with MotoBlur - Tech Specs - Western Europe Motorola DEFY with MotoBlur - Tech Specs - Australia XDA Developers Motorola Defy status CyanogenMod 10, Android 4.1.2 Jellybean for Defy and Defy+