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Television set

A television set or television receiver, more called a television, TV, TV set, telly, or tele, is a device that combines a tuner and loudspeakers, for the purpose of viewing and hearing television broadcasting through satellites or cables, or viewing and hearing a computer. Introduced in the late 1920s in mechanical form, television sets became a popular consumer product after World War II in electronic form, using cathode ray tube technology; the addition of color to broadcast television after 1953 further increased the popularity of television sets in the 1960s, an outdoor antenna became a common feature of suburban homes. The ubiquitous television set became the display device for the first recorded media in the 1970s, such as Betamax, VHS and DVD, it has been used as a display device since the first generation of home computers and dedicated video game consoles in the 1980s. By the early 2010s, flat-panel television incorporating liquid-crystal display technology LED-backlit LCD technology replaced CRT and other display technologies.

Modern flat panel TVs are capable of high-definition display and can play content from a USB device. Mechanical televisions were commercially sold from 1928 to 1934 in the United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union; the earliest commercially made televisions were radios with the addition of a television device consisting of a neon tube behind a mechanically spinning disk with a spiral of apertures that produced a red postage-stamp size image, enlarged to twice that size by a magnifying glass. The Baird "Televisor" is considered the first mass-produced television, selling about a thousand units. In 1926, Kenjiro Takayanagi demonstrated the first TV system that employed a cathode ray tube display, at Hamamatsu Industrial High School in Japan; this was the first working example of a electronic television receiver. His research toward creating a production model was halted by the US after Japan lost World War II; the first commercially made electronic televisions with cathode ray tubes were manufactured by Telefunken in Germany in 1934, followed by other makers in France and America.

The cheapest model with a 12-inch screen was $445. An estimated 19,000 electronic televisions were manufactured in Britain, about 1,600 in Germany, before World War II. About 7,000–8,000 electronic sets were made in the U. S. before the War Production Board halted manufacture in April 1942, production resuming in August 1945. Television usage in the western world skyrocketed after World War II with the lifting of the manufacturing freeze, war-related technological advances, the drop in television prices caused by mass production, increased leisure time, additional disposable income. While only 0.5% of U. S. households had a television in 1946, 55.7% had one in 1954, 90% by 1962. In Britain, there were 15,000 television households in 1947, 1.4 million in 1952, 15.1 million by 1968. Early electronic television sets were bulky, with analog circuits made of vacuum tubes. Following the invention of the first working transistor at Bell Labs, Sony founder Masaru Ibuka predicted in 1952 that the transition to electronic circuits made of transistors would lead to smaller and more portable television sets.

The first transistorized, portable solid-state television set was the 8-inch Sony TV8-301, developed in 1959 and released in 1960. This began the transformation of television viewership from a communal viewing experience to a solitary viewing experience. By 1960, Sony had sold over 4 million portable television sets worldwide; the MOSFET was invented by Mohamed M. Atalla and Dawon Kahng at Bell Labs in 1959, presented in 1960. RCA Laboratories researchers W. M. Austin, J. A. Dean, D. M. Griswold and O. P. Hart in 1966 proposed the use of the MOSFET in television circuits, including RF amplifier, low-level video, chroma and AGC circuits; the MOSFET was widely adopted for most television circuits. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, color television had come into wide use. In Britain, BBC1, BBC2 and ITV were broadcasting in colour by 1969. Building on the work of Mohamed M. Atalla and Dawon Kahng on the MOSFET, Paul K. Weimer at RCA developed the thin-film transistor in 1962, it was a type of MOSFET distinct from the standard bulk MOSFET.

The idea of a TFT-based liquid-crystal display was conceived by Bernard Lechner of RCA Laboratories in 1968. Lechner, F. J. Marlowe, E. O. Nester and J. Tults demonstrated the concept in 1968 with a dynamic scattering LCD that used standard discrete MOSFETs. In 1973, T. Peter Brody, J. A. Asars and G. D. Dixon at Westinghouse Research Laboratories demonstrated the first thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display. Brody and Fang-Chen Luo demonstrated the first flat active-matrix liquid-crystal display in 1974. By 1982, pocket LCD TVs based on AM LCD technology were developed in Japan; the 2.1-inch Epson ET-10 was the first color LCD pocket TV, released in 1984. In 1988, a Sharp research team led by engineer T. Nagayasu demonstrated a 14-inch full-color LCD display, which convinced the electronics industry that LCD would replace cathode-ray tube as the standard television display technology. During the first decade of the 21st century, CRT "picture tube" display technology was entirely supplanted worldwide by flat-panel displays.

By the early 2010s, LCD TVs, which used LED-backlit LCDs, accounted for the overwhelming majority of television sets being manufactured. Television sets may employ one of several available dis

Edmonston House

The Edmonston House is located on NY 94 in the Vails Gate section of the Town of New Windsor in Orange County, New York. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. James and Margaret Smith Edmonston came from County Tipperary, Ireland in 1720. After staying seven years in Plymouth, Massachusetts they moved to New Windsor and purchased 200 acres just west of Vail's Gate from the widow Ingoldsby; the Ingoldsby land was part of the early patent held by Capt. John Evans. For a time Edmonston's log cabin was the only house between New Windsor and what would become Washingtonville; the family lived in the log cabin until 1755 when the first 2-story stone house was built, followed soon after with a 2-story stone addition. Built in 1755 by Edmonston, it is said that the house was used as a headquarters during the last years of the Revolutionary War by generals Horatio Gates and Arthur St. Clair and served as the medical staff headquarters for the nearby encampment of the Continental Army.

However historian Edward Manning Rutterbur asserts that the medical staff was headquartered at the James Clinton house in New Windsor village, while the officers were billeted in a building across the road from the Edmonston house. In the 1940s the house suffered a serious fire in the east wing. Today, the house is managed by the National Temple Hill Association, along with the nearby Last Encampment, a town-owned portion of the Cantonment, it is open as a museum from 2-5 p.m. Sundays July through September. National Temple Hill Association

Miente (film)

Miente is a 2009 Puerto Rican drama film directed by Rafi Mercado, based on the novel "Different", written by Javier Ávila. The film was selected as the Puerto Rican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards but it did not make the final shortlist. Oscar H. Guerrero - Henry Maine Anders - Jane Yamil Collazo - Samuel Teresa Hernández - Marta Eyra Aguero Joubert - Mistress Latipa Efraín López Neris - Charlie Rafel Perez-Veve - Thief Frank Perozo - Diff Julio Ramos - Garb - Neighbor Mariana Santángelo - Paula Carlos Vega - Jimenez List of submissions to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Puerto Rican submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Miente on IMDb

Celebs Go Dating

Celebs Go Dating is a British dating reality series. It began broadcasting on 29 August 2016 on E4, with the first series having 15 episodes. Paul Carrick Brunson and Anna Williamson appear as the dating agents, with Tom Read Wilson as a client coordinator. Rob Beckett narrates the series; the eighth series of Celebs Go Dating began airing on 24 February 2020. It was announced in March 2016 that E4 had commissioned a new reality dating show which see celebrities go on dates with members of the public. Filming for the first series started in August 2016, with the show airing that month; the show is filmed a few weeks in advance. The first series was made up of 15 episodes. In 2017, a second and third series was confirmed to air in early and late 2017 unlike the first series the second and third series would last one week longer with 20 episodes. Filming began for the second series in late January with the series launching in February 2017, with filming finishing in early March. Series two saw the return of Joey Essex who broke the rules in the first series when he started dating a celebrity on the show.

During the filming of series two, Stephen Bear brought many problems to the dating agency, breaking the rules of the show by dating another celebrity outside of the show. It was announced on the official Celebs Go Dating Twitter account that the third series of the show will feature same-sex relationships for the first time. In September 2017, it was confirmed that the series would return for a fourth series in 2018; the fourth series features same-sex relationships. The series was renewed for a fifth and sixth series in 2018. In 2019, the Celebs Go Dating was renewed for a seventh series; the first and second series of Celebs Go Dating aired every weeknight on E4 with a repeat at the weekend on Sunday morning. The third series was due to end on 29 September 2017, however an episode, due to be aired on 15 September 2017 did not air pulled from broadcast moments before its scheduled starting time; the show's social media accounts posted the trailer for the evening's episode hours before airing.

An E4 spokesman said the show will return on Monday 17 September. In the fourth series, Celebs Go Dating began to air during the week and weekend, but there was no episode on Fridays or Saturdays; the first series of the show was confirmed in March 2016, began airing on 29 August 2016. It concluded after fifteen episodes on 16 September 2016. Shortly after the first series, it was announced that E4 had commissioned a further two series to air in 2017; the following is a list of celebrities. The second series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016, began on 13 February 2017, it concluded after twenty episodes on 10 March 2017. Along with the announcement of the cast for the series, it was confirmed that Joey Essex would be returning, having appeared in the first series. Stephen Bear was removed from the series during the eighteenth episode for breaking the show rules by dating a celebrity outside of the agency; the following is a list of celebrities. The third series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016 along with the announcement of the second series, began airing on 4 September 2017.

It concluded after nineteen episodes on 29 September 2017. Bobby-Cole Norris became the first gay cast member to take part in the series; the following is a list of celebrities. The fourth series of the show was confirmed on 28 September 2017, begun airing on 4 February 2018, it was the first series to have aired at the weekends, however there was no episode on Fridays or Saturdays. The following is a list of celebrities; the following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the fifth series, which began broadcasting on 14 October. The following is a list of celebrities appeared in the sixth series, which began broadcasting on 24 February 2019. For the first time in Celebs Go Dating, the series will feature couples, with Charlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie receiving couples therapy as well as Jermaine Pennant and his wife Alice Goodwin. Katie Price and boyfriend Kris Boyson were revealed as part of the show in the cast announcement but due to conflict of interest on Price’s behalf, they didn't appear on the series.

The following is a list of celebrities who will appear in the seventh series, which will begin broadcasting in 2019. The eighth series, along with the lineup, was announced on 20 November 2019; the series is set to air on 24 February 2020. Note: Joey made an appearance via video call in the third series but was not credited = Agent/psychologist/presenter is a main cast member = Agent/psychologist/presenter is a recurring cast member = Agent/psychologist/presenter does not feature in this series = Presenter was a cast member in this series = Narrator features in this series Celebs Go Dating on IMDb Official website

Paul Stoddart

Paul Stoddart is an Australian millionaire airline magnate, former owner of the Minardi Formula One racing team. He took the Minardi brand into the Champ Car World Series after his purchase of a portion of CTE-HVM Racing which he renamed Minardi Team USA for 2007. Born in Coburg, Melbourne and attended Preston Technical School and St Joseph's College Melbourne. Stoddart's first business was a car dealership, he was based in England and was the Yugo car distributor for the UK and had a hire car detailing business in Manchester detailing the ex-hire cars before sale to the public. In late 1989, Stoddart purchased two BAC 1-11 aircraft and three Falcon 20 business jets from the Royal Australian Air Force's'VIP Squad', intending to on-sell the BAC 1-11s to a VIP operator or charter service in the UK/Africa; the Falcon 20 aircraft were on-sold from his Sydney base, at Hawker Pacific Mascot, to civilian buyers. The first BAC 1-11 was flown to England in April 1990 with the second following in 1991.

He bought a number of BAC 1-11 aircraft from DAN AIR forming European Aviation. Stoddart returned to racing in 1996 when he purchased ten Tyrrell F1 cars, a Minardi, a Benetton, a Brabham for his own use. European Aviation sponsored Tyrrell in 1997. Tyrrell had adopted Stoddart and European Aviation as a technical partner, were planning a team wind tunnel at the company's headquarters, when in early 1998, British American Tobacco bought out the Tyrrell family and established its own team, British American Racing. Stoddart bought much of the Tyrrell equipment and became a sponsor of Jordan Grand Prix in 1999. European Aviation moved on to sponsor Arrows in 2000 and his European Racing became the Arrows Junior Team, with driver Mark Webber. Stoddart realized his dream to become a Formula One team owner when Minardi shareholder Gabriele Rumi sold out to him shortly before the 2001 season began. Under Stoddart, the team struggled from 2001 to 2005, remaining a perennial backmarker due to its shortage of lucrative sponsorship.

Stoddart sold European Aviation at the end of 2002 and Wilux became Minardi's title sponsor. Longtime Minardi sporting director John Walton died on the eve of the 2004 British Grand Prix. A lack of sponsorship once again left Minardi's future much in doubt. For most of what would turn out to be Minardi's final season on the grid, the black cars were emblazoned with OzJet, a three aircraft Boeing 737-300 business class only airline in Australia owned by Stoddart, that flew for a few months but is now operating as a Charter service. On 12 September 2005, Stoddart announced that he had sold his team to Red Bull Racing owner Dietrich Mateschitz. In March 2006, less than a year after selling his team to Red Bull, Stoddart announced his intentions to return the Minardi name to Formula One after lodging an entry with the FIA for the 2008 championship season. However, rival entry Prodrive were awarded the 12th and final place on the grid. In December 2006 Stoddart purchased the CTE-HVM ChampCar team which he renamed Minardi Team USA - Giancarlo Minardi retains the rights to use the name in some formulae and markets, Stoddart in others.

The team was successful, Robert Doornbos finishing 3rd overall and taking the Rookie of the Year honours. However, a month before the 2008 season, ChampCar was absorbed by the rival Indy Racing League. Although enthusiastic about the future of the series, Stoddart opted not to enter it, fearing that he and the other ex-ChampCar teams would be unable to be competitive. However, the half of the team owned by Keith Wiggins continued on as HVM Racing in the IRL. With the new F1 management wanting to expand the F1 Experience for their fans. Starting from the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, Paul Stoddart is offering fans the ability to get in one of his Minardi Fx2 cars. Profile at

Seba (musician)

Sebastian Ahrenberg, better known as Seba is a Swedish drum and bass producer and DJ Seba is the owner of Secret Operations, a drum and bass record label. Seba's first professional release was Sonic Winds, a collaboration with Lo-tek on LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records in 1995; the duo released Universal Music on Good Looking, after which Seba went on to produce a string of solo releases on various Bukem-owned labels. In 1997 Seba created a night club named Secret Operations in the basement club Tuben in central Stockholm. Two years Operations released Case One, a CD compilation of works by Seba and other artists. From 1999 to 2003, Ahrenberg has released a number of house music works on the Swedish Svek label attributed to Seba and Forme, he has joined with Jesper Dahlbäck for the collaborative house music effort known as Sunday Brunch. The two would release a number of tunes on vinyl as well as full length CD entitled No Resistance in 2002. In 2002, Seba began releasing bass records again. For the first time on his own Secret Operations label as well as various others.

While no longer under Bukem's eye, Seba's music retained its deep atmospheric sound while sometimes adding a more aggressive edge not heard in his earlier works. Operations first release was Pieces, a collaboration between Seba, Lenk and an uncredited Robert Manos as vocalist. Manos had recorded with the duo for Sunday Brunch, but this was the first of many times he would join Ahrenberg on a drum and bass project. In 2004 Seba joined forces with drumfunk all-star Paradox, the two put out a large number of albums from 2004-2006, with 2005 seeing an large amount of releases. A compilation of their work during this time was released on the CD Beats Me in 2006. Vocalist Robert Manos contributed his talents to a number of works during this time frame. Return to Forever Identity Seba & Lo-tek - Sonic Winds / So Long - 1996 Seba & Lo-tek - Universal Music - 1997 Seba - Connected / Catch the Moment - 1998 Seba - Planetary Funk Alert / Camouflage - 1998 Seba - Valley Of The Moomins - 1998 Seba - Waveform / Soul 2000 - 1999 Sunday Brunch - Honung - 1999 Sunday Brunch - After the Rain - 2000 Seba & Lenk - Pieces - 2002 Seba - Make My Way Home - 2003 Seba & Lenk - 16 Stories - 2004 Seba & Paradox - You Didn't See It Did You?

- 2004 Seba & Paradox - Move On - 2005 Seba & Paradox - Last Goodbye - 2005 Seba - Forever - 2006 Seba - Heaven Sent - 2006 Seba & Krazy - Nebula - 2007 Seba - Return To Forever - 2008 Seba & Kirsty Hawkshaw - The Joy - 2010 Seba - Welcome To Our World - 2011 Seba - Identity - 2013 Secret Operations Seba at Rolldabeats