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RTÉ 2fm

RTÉ 2fm, or 2FM as it is more referred to, is an Irish radio station operated by RTÉ. The station specialises in current popular music and chart hits and is the second national radio station in Ireland; the station has undergone numerous name and line-up changes. In 2008, the station had 17% of the national audience, making it the second most popular station in Ireland after RTÉ Radio 1. According to The Irish Times, the 9 am – 12 noon slot is "the most critical in the 2fm schedule both in terms of audience figures and advertising revenue"; this was presented by Gerry Ryan from 1988 until his sudden death on 30 April 2010. The Gerry Ryan Show was the longest running show in the station's history; the station is recognised as being the first in the world to play any new single released by U2, due to the band's long-term friendship with Dave Fanning. They celebrated their thirty-year association with each other in September 2009 with the airing of a special weekend of programmes, including U2's Top 30 Moments.

RTÉ 2fm, like RTÉ Radio 1, technically broadcasts 24 hours a day, however it plays a computerised music feed weekdays from midnight - 6 am and weekends from 5 - 7 am along with live news updates on the hour, weekend overnight hours have been home to specialist music recorded shows since 2001. The station broadcasts live from large Irish music festivals, such as Oxegen, Electric Picnic and Life Festival, latterly has broadcast live music under the title 2fm XtrAlive, with the most recorded visiting act being Manic Street Preachers; the series of shows entitled the 2fm 2moro 2our maintained the station's reputation for homegrown live performance promotion as well as offering career boosts to artists such as The Immediate, The Flaws, Ham Sandwich, Concerto For Constantine and David Geraghty. As part of the expansion of RTÉ's young people's music radio output, an all-music sister station of 2FM, RTÉ 2XM, designed for students and young adults, now operates on the RTÉ DAB Multiplex. RTÉ Radio 2, as it was known, began broadcasting on 31 May 1979.

"Like Clockwork" by The Boomtown Rats was the first song on air, played by Larry Gogan. It was developed as a response by RTÉ to the pirate radio craze sweeping Dublin and the rest of the country, its original slogan was "Radio 2 Comin'atcha" and, as well as broadcasting popular music, it carried a number of other musical strands as well as news and current affairs. Its main inspiration in format was BBC Radio 1, its original broadcast frequencies were 612 kHz and 1250 kHz MW and 90-92 MHz FM. As well as Larry Gogan, other original DJs included Vincent Hanley and Jimmy Greeley, who transferred from RTÉ Radio 1, Mark Cagney, who transferred from RTÉ Cork Local Radio. Most of the remaining DJs were recruited directly from the pirate stations, such as Michael McNamara, Declan Meehan, Ronan Collins, Gerry Ryan and Dave Fanning. In 1988 after many years presenting a nightly music show called Lights out for around 6 years The Gerry Ryan Show, a morning topical radio show, began broadcasts. Not long afterwards, RTÉ began radical changes to Radio 2's format.

Most non-pop music programming was dropped. The station was rebranded as "2FM" in 1988. At this stage the basic schedule for the next decade or so was put in place: Ian Dempsey, Gerry Ryan, Larry Gogan, Gareth O'Callaghan, Tony Fenton, Barry Lang, John Kenny and Dave Fanning were staples of this period. Many of these presenters have stayed with 2FM over the years while others have moved to competing stations. In 1998, after 18 years with the station, drivetime presenter Barry Lang left to become an airline pilot, in the Middle East. 2FM in this era was at its most popular. Its mobile broadcasting unit, the roadcaster, made regular trips nationwide, with 2FM organising live events throughout Ireland, such as the "Beat on the Street" with M. C and'Eye in the Sky' traffic news presenter Electric Eddie, Doug Murray, introducing the station's DJs to the vast crowds which gathered at events throughout Ireland and "Lark in the Park". New bands would get their "big break" by being featured on the Dave Fanning Show.

Gerry Ryan's radio show became a national institution. By the year 2000, the 1990s schedule was looking stale. In addition, 2FM suffered the high-profile departure of Ian Dempsey to the newly established commercial national radio station Today FM. Both Today FM and the emerging independent local radio sector had eroded 2FM's once unassailable listenership base. Tony Fenton was the most recent departure to Today FM in September 2004. 2FM in turn raided Phantom FM for Cormac Battle, Jenny Huston and Dan Hegarty, while Colm & Jim-Jim were poached from FM104. Old stalwarts such as Dave Fanning and Larry Gogan were moved to the weekend to make way for the likes of Rick O'Shea and Nikki Hayes; the Gerry Ryan Show continued to be the most popular programme on the station and one of the top-rated radio programmes in the country. In 1999, veteran producer and disc jockey John Clarke was made Head of 2FM. Unlike the previous people in that position, John had worked his way through a number of pirate stations before joining RTÉ in the late eighties.

He re-arranged the schedule. During this period long serving station names such as Andy Ruane, Lorcan Murray, Michael McNamara, Mike Ryan, Suzanne Duffy, Peter Collins, Bob Conway, Simon Young and Gerry Wison disappeared from the schedule. In 2003, Ryan Tubridy was poached from RTÉ Radio 1 to present The Full Irish breakfast programme.

Guillermo Torres (songwriter)

This Multi-Platinum musical and artistic producer has work for artists of the caliber of Victor Manuelle, Olga Tañon, Sergio George, Manny Manuel, Lourdes Robles, Andy Montañes & others. His vast experience in musical productions and television, has won him several Ascap Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Tu Musica, Paoli Award. Guillermo Torres has contributed as a TV Producer and Music Consultant in programs such as Dame a Break, Bombazo Latino and Operacion Chef for the Telemundo Network; as an Events Producer, he has worked with artists such as Hilary Duff, Jonas Brothers, Luis Enrique, Guillermo Davila, Belinda among others. Projects such as Navidad Boricua, Grupo KAOS, Mary Ann Acevedo and young star singer Gabriella Muñoz, are Torres recognized artist in the island of Puerto Rico, his music sensitivity and artistic experience are key of his success. Juan Guillermo Torres-Colon or Guillermo Torres is an American record producer, he has contributed as a writer in programs such as Dame a Break, Bombazo Latino and Operacion Chef for the Telemundo Network, as a writer for other projects.

He won a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award in non-news program writing in 1996

Smart doorbell

A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies the smartphone or other electronic device of the home owner when a visitor arrives at the door. It activates when the visitor presses the button of the doorbell, or alternatively, when the doorbell senses a visitor with its built-in motion sensors; the smart doorbell lets the home owner use a smartphone app to watch and talk with the visitor by using the doorbell's built-in high-definition infrared camera and microphone. Some smart doorbells allow the user to open the door remotely using a smart lock. One of the earliest smart doorbells that entered to the market is the Ring Video Doorbell, created by entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff in 2013. Since several smart doorbells have been introduced to the market, another major one is Nest Hello, some of them with additional, unique features. Alarming concerns regarding the security of the smart doorbells have been raised. Researchers at Pen Test Partners in the UK have analyzed the Ring smart doorbell and concluded that it's possible for an attacker to gain access to the homeowner's wireless network by unscrewing the Ring, pressing the setup button and accessing the configuration URL.

In another security issue, observed, a mix-up of two databases allowed some users of the Ring smart doorbell to view live footage from complete strangers' front porches. Internet of Things Home automation Smart, connected products Intercom Electronic lock

Philip James Macdonell

Sir Phillip James Macdonell was the 25th Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was appointed in 1931 succeeding Stanley Fisher and was Chief Justice until 1936, he was succeeded by Sidney Abrahams. Macdonell was a scholar at Brasenose College, was Bacon Scholar at Gray's Inn in 1896, was called to the Bar there in January 1900, he was war correspondent for "The Times", 1900-1901. He was President of the Balovale Commission He died in Southport in 1940 and was buried in Girthon Old Churchyard, Kirkcudbrightshire He had married Alexandrina Sutherland Campbell

Quest for Camelot Nights

Quest for Camelot Nights was a stage show performed on Switlik Lake at Six Flags Great Adventure from May 9, 1998 through 2001. The show told the story of the 1998 Warner Bros. animated film Quest for Camelot, featuring music and lyrics by Patrick Doyle as well as fireworks and water projections. Warner Bros. began developing live productions based on Quest for Camelot in 1996 while the film was still in production, the first of, Quest for Camelot Nights. For Quest for Camelot Nights to occupy the same space as the Lethal Weapon: Water Stunt Spectacular! on Switlik Lake, Lethal Weapon's boat and garage were modified and made double-sided so that they could be reversed every night in under an hour. At night, The boat became Merlin's castle, the garage became a platform. A floating iceberg was re-used from a previous show and re-painted to look like a rock jutting out of the water, hidden behind the boat during the day; the show premiered at the start of the 1998 season, was only intended to run through Labor Day, but its popularity ended up making Six Flags have it return for three more seasons, with the show's final performance happening in 2001.

Other than Quest for Camelot Nights, Warner Bros. was planning a touring live production to coincide with the release of Quest for Camelot. The tour was supposed to debut at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 1998, travel to different renaissance fairs throughout the United States; the project was cancelled soon after the release of the film, with Warner Bros. citing the film's poor box office returns and the tour's anticipated expenses as the reason for its cancellation. Quest for Camelot only made back $38 million of its $40 million budget, making it a box office bomb


Partappura is a village in Phillaur in Jalandhar district of Punjab State, India. It is located 10 kilometres from sub district headquarter and 50 kilometres from district headquarter; the village is administrated by Sarpanch an elected representative of the village. As of 2011, The village has a total number of 610 houses and the population of 2770 of which 1380 are males while 1390 are females. According to the report published by Census India in 2011, out of the total population of the village 1266 people are from Schedule Caste and the village does not have any Schedule Tribe population so far. List of villages in India Tourism of Punjab Census of Punjab