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Sam Phillips

Samuel Cornelius "Sam" Phillips was an American record producer who played an important role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s. He was the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studio, in Memphis, where he produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, he launched Presley's career in 1954. Phillips sold Sun in 1969 to Shelby Singleton, he was an early investor in the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. He operated radio stations in Memphis, he helped break down racial barriers in the music industry. Phillips was the youngest of eight children, born on a 200-acre farm near Florence, Alabama, to Madge Ella and Charles Tucker Phillips. Sam's parents owned their farm; as a child, he picked cotton in the fields with his parents alongside black laborers. The experience of hearing black laborers singing in the fields left a big impression on the young Phillips. Traveling through Memphis with his family in 1939 on the way to see a preacher in Dallas, he slipped off to look at Beale Street, at the time the heart of the city's music scene.

"I just fell in love," he recalled. Phillips attended the former Coffee High School in Florence, he had ambitions to be a criminal defense attorney. However, his father was bankrupted by the Great Depression and died in 1941, forcing Phillips to leave high school to look after his mother and aunt. To support the family he worked in a grocery store and a funeral parlor. In 1942, Sam, 19, met Rebecca "Becky" Burns, 17, his future wife, while they were both working at WLAY radio station in Sheffield, Alabama, he was an announcer and she was still in high school and had a radio segment with her sister as'The Kitchen Sisters' where they played music and sang. A January 18, 2013 article in the Alabama Chanin Journal honoring Becky quoted Sam as saying, "I fell in love with Becky's voice before I met her." Becky described her first encounter with Sam to journalist Peter Guralnick: "He had just come in out of the rain. His hair was full of raindrops, he wore sandals and a smile unlike any I had seen. He began to talk to me.

I told my family that night that I had met the man I wanted to marry." They wed in 1943 and went on to produce two children in a marriage that lasted 60 years until Sam's death in 2003. Widow Becky Phillips died in 2012, aged 87. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ and radio engineer for station WLAY, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. According to Phillips, the station's "open format" would inspire his work in Memphis. Beginning in 1945, he worked for four years as an announcer and sound engineer for radio station WREC, in Memphis. On January 3, 1950, Phillips opened the Memphis Recording Service, at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, he let amateurs record, which drew performers such as B. B. King, Junior Parker, Howlin' Wolf, who made their first recordings there. Phillips sold the recordings to larger labels. In addition to musical performances, Phillips recorded events such as weddings and funerals, selling the recordings; the Memphis Recording Service served as the studio for Phillips's own label, Sun Record Company, which he launched in 1952.

Phillips recorded different styles of music. He was interested in the blues and said, "The blues, it got people—black and white—to think about life, how difficult, yet how good it can be, they would sing about it. This is how they relieved the burden of what existed day in and day out."Phillips recorded what the music historian Peter Guralnick considered the first rock and roll record: "Rocket 88", by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, a band led by the 19-year-old Ike Turner, who wrote the song. The recording was released in 1951 by Chess Records, of Chicago. From 1950 to 1954 Phillips recorded music by James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon, Little Milton, Bobby Blue Bland, the Prisonaires and others. Sun Records produced more rock-and-roll records than any other record label of its time during its 16-year run, producing 226 singles. Phillips and Elvis Presley opened a new form of music. Phillips said of Presley: "Elvis cut a ballad, just excellent. I could tell you, both Elvis and Roy Orbison could tear a ballad to pieces.

But I said to myself,'You can't do that, Sam.' If I had released a ballad I don't think you would have heard of Elvis Presley."Phillips stated of his goals, "everyone knew that I was just a struggling cat down here trying to develop new and different artists, get some freedom in music, tap some resources and people that weren't being tapped." He didn't care about mistakes. Phillips met Presley through the mediation of his longtime collaborator at the Memphis Recording Service, Marion Keisker, a well-known Memphis radio personality. On 18 July 1953, the eighteen-year-old Presley dropped into the studio to record an acetate for his mother's birthday, she played it for Phillips, who with Keisker's encouragement, warmed to the idea of recording Elvis. Presley, who recorded his version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right" at Phillips's studio, became successful, first in Memphis throughout the southern United States, he auditioned for Phillips in 1954, but it was not until he sang "That's All Right" that Phillips was impressed.

He brought the song to Dewey Phillips, a disc jockey at WHBQ 560, to pla

Flitwick railway station

Flitwick railway station is in the centre of Flitwick, in Bedfordshire, England. The station is situated on the Midland Main Line; the station is managed by Thameslink, who operate all trains serving it, is served by Thameslink route services between Bedford and Brighton. As well as Flitwick itself, the station serves the adjoining town of Ampthill, which no longer has its own station. From Flitwick, trains travel north and serve Bedford and southbound trains serve Luton, Luton Airport Parkway, Harpenden, St Albans, London St Pancras, Gatwick Airport and Brighton, it was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 on its extension to St. Pancras; the original station buildings were restored in the early 1980s. There were platforms for two lines; this remained the case. The up goods opened in 1893 and extended to Harlington in 1894, it was not until 1960 that British Railways added extra platforms to cater for extended stopping services between Bedford and London. The typical off-peak service from this station is: 4 trains per hour to Bedford 2 trains per hour to Brighton via London Bridge 2 trains per hour to Gatwick AirportCurrently, services at Flitwick are operated using Class 700 EMUs.

Flitwick station has a waiting room, take away cafe, telephones, toilet and a car park. The station has the PlusBus scheme where bus tickets can be bought together at a saving, it is in the same area as Harlington station. There are two entrances to the station: one into the ticket office from Steppingley Road and the other directly onto the footbridge from Dunstable Road, which in 2016 had gates installed restricting access to the now manned ticket office through the night. Train times and station information for Flitwick railway station from National Rail

Oswald Snowball

Oswald Robinson Snowball was an English-born Australian politician. Snowball was born in Wolsingham and arrived in Australia in 1868 where his family spent three years on the land, he studied at Carlton College and the University of Melbourne where he qualified as a solicitor and was admitted to practice in 1883. He was a partner in the firms Briggs & Snowball and Snowball & Kaufmann. Snowball was elected to the Victorian parliament representing the Commonwealth Liberal Party in the seat of Brighton in a by-election on 8 October 1909, he served on various royal commissions, until he was voted Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly at the commencement of the 29th Parliament on 6 July 1927. Snowball died in office on 16 March the next year

WIAD

WIAD is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Bethesda, Maryland. The station is owned by Entercom through licensee Entercom License, LLC, broadcasts a classic hits format branded as "94.7 The Drive". WIAD broadcasts using HD Radio, using its HD2 subchannel to air "Channel Q," Entercom's Talk/EDM service for the LGBTQ community, while the sports programming of sister station WJFK-FM is simulcast on its HD3 subchannel; the station aired a beautiful music format with the call sign WJMD. The WJMD call letters formed the initials of the Diener brothers. WJMD evolved into a soft adult contemporary music format with a change of call sign to WLTT in March 1982. Under this format, the station was branded as "W-Lite"; the format would last for the next 11 years. WLTT dropped the soft adult contemporary music format on November 19, 1993, in favor of a classic rock music format branded as "The Arrow". A change of call letters followed to WARW to complement the change in branding to "The Arrow". WARW was billed on-air as "We Always Rock Washington."

On February 2, 2007, an adult album alternative music format was adopted with the branding "The Globe". The new "Globe" format featured "green" segments between songs or before and after commercials with environmental information; these segments are called "The Green Scene". The station's call letters changed to WTGB on February 15; the airstaff remained the same as WARW's. Weasel moved from nights to displacing the Stevens & Medley morning team. Mark Stevens, part of Stevens & Medley, moved to nights and was replaced by Albie Dee, who would move to mornings, replacing Weasel, in November 2008, two months after WTGB flipped back to their prior classic rock format. Jerry Hoyt would take over evenings; the February 2007 shift to Triple-A left rival classic hits station WBIG-FM as the capital's only analog station broadcasting some form of classic rock. The Globe's HD2 subchannel known as "The Jam", began broadcasting a mixture of classic rock; the call sign appeared similar to Georgetown University's radio station, WGTB.

Long time Washington radio listeners remember that station from the 1970s as a champion of the alternative rock of its time. WTGB's former DJs, Don "Cerphe" Colwell and Jonathan "Weasel" Gilbert, have each been involved with Washington radio for nearly 40 years, including stints for both at WHFS; when the station flipped formats, Cerphe left the air April, 2009. On August 10, 2008, WTGB began returning to a classic rock format. Three weeks after the change, music director and midday personality Schelby Sweeney quit the station, was replaced by Marci Wiser of New York City sister station WXRK; the "Globe" name stayed, WTGB-HD2 flipped to a triple A format. The format change was because of low ratings. On September 1, 2008, WTGB began using the branding'Classic Rock 94.7 The Globe' on air. On February 14, 2009, the station's name would change to simply'Classic Rock 94.7', like it was for some time while the station was still WARW. A new logo and website followed on March 9, 2009. CBS Radio announced on March 30, 2009 that 94.7 FM would be switching to an adult contemporary format at Noon on April 6, 2009 as "94.7 Fresh FM".

It was said to have the same branding as sister stations WWFS in WCFS-FM in Chicago. CBS aimed to have the new station compete with Clear Channel's Adult Contemporary WASH-FM, as well as Citadel's Hot Adult Contemporary WRQX; the rivalry with WASH-FM was hinted at in various promotion spots using the tagline "None of that WASHed up old stuff, just Fresh new music." On December 16, 2009, WTGB became WIAD, becoming the only Fresh FM station not using "FS" on the calls. KEZK-FM in St. Louis, Missouri followed suit the following year. In September 2010, Zapoleon Media Strategies consultant Steve Davis was hired as Program Director. Davis eliminated the voice tracking of talent from outside the market and brought in a staff of live talent that included Tommy McFly from competitor WRQX; the original live lineup included Davis in mornings, market veteran Kristie McIntyre in midday and McFly in afternoons. This lineup remained in place for six months until McFly moved to mornings to create "The Tommy Show" with noted DC blogger Kelly Collis and former WMAL morning producer Jen Richer.

Darik Kristofer from WSTR in Atlanta was brought in to replace McFly in afternoons and Taylor Shay came on board from WIHT to do nights, was switched to the weekday midday shift. Musically, the station evolved into Hot AC and was, at one time, considered one of the best in the country in the format. Ratings improved with "Fresh" having the highest ratings in the frequency's history. WIAD became within the Top 5 in the station's target demos. On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced; the merger was approved on November 9, 2017, the merger was consummated on the November 17. On October 2, 2018, Entercom fired the entire airstaff except for afternoon drive host Darik Kristofer who stayed to help with the transition; the following day, Entercom announced via a webinar that the station would flip to classic hits as "94.7 The Drive, DC's Greatest Hits". The change took place at 5 p.m. that day. The format will focus on rock, R&B

Popular (Darren Hayes song)

"Popular" is the first single released from Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes' second solo album, The Tension and the Spark. The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek send-up of wannabes; the song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in March 2005. This was Hayes' first #1 on the US Dance chart, either as a solo artist or with his former group, Savage Garden. A radio edit was made which omits the instrumental section after the second chorus and adds several new drumbeats to the second verse. A video was released and it shows Darren Hayes visiting various landmarks in London. A flash mob dance takes place in one of the stations in London. Australia CD1"Pop!ular" – 3:44 "Touch" – 4:41 "Zero" – 4:56 "Pop!ular" – 4:57Australia CD2 – The Remixes"Pop!ular" – 3:53 "Pop!ular" – 6:18 "Pop!ular" – 7:37 "Pop!ular" – 5:05 "Pop!ular" – 6:11UK CD1"Pop!ular" – 3:53 "Pop!ular" – 4:00UK CD2"Pop!ular" – 3:53 "Pop!ular" – 9:18 "Zero" – 4:56 "Pop!ular" List of number-one dance singles of 2005 Darren Hayes – "Pop!ular" music video Darren Hayes' official site

Sinc numerical methods

In numerical analysis and applied mathematics, sinc numerical methods are numerical techniques for finding approximate solutions of partial differential equations and integral equations based on the translates of sinc function and Cardinal function C, an expansion of f defined by C = ∑ k = − ∞ ∞ f sinc where the step size h>0 and where the sinc function is defined by sinc = sin ⁡ π x Sinc approximation methods excel for problems whose solutions may have singularities, or infinite domains, or boundary layers. The truncated Sinc expansion of f is defined by the following series: C M, N = ∑ k = − M N f sinc. Function approximation, approximation of derivatives, approximate definite and indefinite integration, approximate solution of initial and boundary value ordinary differential equation problems and inversion of Fourier and Laplace transforms, approximation of Hilbert transforms, approximation of definite and indefinite convolution, approximate solution of partial differential equations, approximate solution of integral equations, construction of conformal maps.

Indeed, Sinc are ubiquitous for approximating every operation of calculus In the standard setup of the sinc numerical methods, the errors are known to be O with some c>0, where n is the number of nodes or bases used in the methods. However, Sugihara has found that the errors in the Sinc numerical methods based on double exponential transformation are O with some k>0, in a setup, meaningful both theoretically and and are found to be best possible in a certain mathematical sense. Stenger, Frank. Handbook of Sinc Numerical Methods. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 9781439821596. Lund, John. Sinc Methods for Quadrature and Differential Equations. Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. ISBN 9780898712988