Interpolation – the insertion of something of a different nature into something else; a remark interjected in a conversation; an interruption or an addition inserted into something spoken or written; the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values; a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values; the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points; a method of constructing new data points within the range of a discrete set of known data points.
During the times you feel most alone, I want you to remember this: I held you & loved you from the moment you came into this world & that’s how it’s always been for me & if you forget, I am here to remind you as many times as you need. Remember © 2014 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.
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My parents might not have met had my father not been a sailor.
He capsized his yacht one day and was picked up by a man whose wife was a nurse who arranged a blind date for the rescued yachtie and a nursing friend who became my mother.
My brothers inherited Dad’s love of sailing but my love of the sea is for swimming in rather than sailing on.
Not being a sailor hasn’t stopped me marvelling at the design and performance of the Americas Cup yachts and the skill of the crews.
Though my excitement over the strong start Team NZ made was tempered with the memory of the way an apparently unassailable lead turned into a loss in the last challenge.
Today’s results – one win to NZ, one to the USA, adds to the tension.
But last time we didn’t have the Bermulanders on our side.
Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
524 Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeated the Burgundians.
1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia was the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1741 Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned ruler of Hungary.
1880 Potatau Te Wherowhero of Waikato, the first Maori king died.
1900 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India, was born (d. 1979).
1903 George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer, was born (d. 1950).
1903 Anne Revere, American actress, was born (d. 1990).
1913 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, was born (d. 2005).
1923 Nicholas Mosley, British writer, was born.
1925 June Lockhart, American actress, was born.
1928 Peyo, Belgian illustrator, was born (d. 1992).
1938 Dr. Douglas Hyde was inaugurated the first President of Ireland.
1939 Clint Warwick, English musician (The Moody Blues), was born (d. 2004).
1944 World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, began.
1945 Carly Simon, American singer, was born.
1947 The Diary of Anne Frank was published.
1948 The Berlin airlift began.
1950 The Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
1952 Tim Finn, New Zealand singer/songwriter, was born.
1961 Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer, was born.
1962 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, was born.
1967 First live global satellite television programme – Our World
1975 Mozambique achieved independence.
1981 Microsoft was restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1982 Greece abolished the head shaving of recruits in the military.
1993 Kim Campbell was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
1996 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia killed 19 U.S. servicemen.
1997 The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupted resulting in the deaths of 19 people.
2006 Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.
2003 – The New Zealand parliament voted for prostitution reform.
2009 – Domenic Johansson, a Indian-Swedish boy, was forcibly removed by Swedish authorities from the care of his parents, raising human rights issues surrounding the rights of parents and children in Sweden.
2012 – The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center was lifted into place in a ceremony.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia