Noka YN-54 - History

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(YN-54: dp. 80; 1. 74'; b. 20'; dr. 8'; B. 12 k.)

Noka (YN-54), was built as a motor tug in 1941 by Levingston Shipbuilding Corp. Orange, Tex., completed 1 February 1941, and purchased by the Navy. Before delivery she was converted to a net tender at the Levingston yard and assigned identifieation number YN-54.

Upon completion of builder's trials and shakedown 15 February, she steamed via Port Arthur, Tex., New Orleans, Key West, and Miami for duty in Norfolk, Va., arriving 4 July. She reclassified to YNT 8 April.

Through the end of hostilities Noka performed tug and net tending duties in the Norfolk harbor area. Placed out of Service 5 August 1946 at Norfolk, she was berthed in the James River two weeks later. She was struck from the Naval Register 28 August and sold.

There are 338 census records available for the last name Noka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 39 immigration records available for the last name Noka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 39 military records available for the last name Noka. For the veterans among your Noka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

There are 338 census records available for the last name Noka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 39 immigration records available for the last name Noka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 39 military records available for the last name Noka. For the veterans among your Noka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

Microsoft In The Frame To Buy Nokia (Again), Analysts Forecast

Microsoft is one of the favorites to buy networking and cell phone company, Nokia, according to a leading mobile analyst firm.

CCS Insight’s predictions for 2021 include the claim that Nokia will be bought by a major U.S. tech company next year, with both Microsoft and Intel named as likely buyers.

Microsoft and Nokia, of course, have history. In 2013, Microsoft paid over $7 billion for Nokia’s handset business in an ill-fated attempt to provide a third alternative to iPhone and Android handsets with Windows Phone. It failed miserably, with the purchased assets from Nokia written off in 2015, resulting in thousands of job losses.

Although Nokia has since re-entered the cell phone business (albeit through exclusive licensee HMD Global Oy), it’s not that arm of the business that would prove attractive to the potential buyers. Instead, it’s Nokia networking arm that would interest the American giants, according to CCS, with the U.S. government banning telecoms providers from using equipment from Chinese suppliers such as Huawei.

Nokia last week clinched a deal to become the largest equipment supplier to the U.K.’s biggest telecoms provider, BT. That won’t have failed to attract attention on the other side of the Atlantic, according to CCS Insight’s director of consumer and connectivity, Kester Mann.

“We feel that Nokia could be slightly vulnerable to an acquisition,” said Mann.

“Microsoft has taken a real interest in the telecoms space. Already we’ve seen two acquisitions by them this year [Metaswitch and Affirmed Networks]. which is all about getting some expertise in the 5G and telco space and some contacts within industry. We believe Nokia could be a potential target for someone like Microsoft.”

A brief history of Nokia: When the future was Finnish

For a few of years around 1996-1998, Nokia reigned briefly as the most electrifying technology company in the world. This was such an unlikely development that most Finns had great trouble understanding that Finland could be a global leader in the evolution of consumer electronics. For Finns, Nokia was a brand familiar from black rubber boots with an unusually clever heel design and the new triple-layered Nokia toilet paper that gave you that luxurious wiping experience. Nokia itself was a tiny, boring village. It had been a center for Russian fur trade 700 years earlier, when it was named after a small, furry animal with a black pelt. “Noki” means “soot” and “Nokia” means “The Black One.” Before Christianity’s arrival, Finns refused to use true names of important mammals, fearing the wrath of their godlike avatars. “Nokia” was one of the euphemisms used to avoid naming a religiously meaningful animal, possibly the mink.

We now understand that Nokia’s glory days were largely due to the fact that the global demand surge for mobile handsets was something leading consumer electronics firms like Apple, Siemens, Sony and Philips could not foresee. So Nokia ended up competing with two lumbering, erratic messes called Ericsson and Motorola.

Compared to those two main rivals, Nokia looked like a blazing ball of consumer friendliness. In the halcyon days before true competition from Apple and Samsung arrived, Nokia delivered what seemed like a dazzling series of innovative breakthroughs. Its global market share soared from 10% to above 30% in a matter of years as Nokia cracked tough markets like China and Brazil with astonishing ease.

Nokia’s Communicator arrived in 1996, 11 years before the iPhone. It combined email, fax, sophisticated calendar functionality and a massive display into a svelte package that weighed less than 400 grams.

The Communicator fit into a jacket pocket and it felt like a lump of future pulsating against your heart. I remember going to a Manhattan bar in my first visit to New York in 1997 and placing the thing on the counter. Literally everyone else in the bar had analog Motorola Startac phones that did not even offer SMS support. There was soon a crowd around me, exclaiming how America was years behind Nordic nations in mobile telephony. Like all Finns that year, I was drunk on an unearned sense of superiority &mdash and three glasses of Absolut on the rocks I drank right after the taxi pulled in from the JFK.

In 1997, Nokia announced the 6110 and the 5110, two phones that towered over the competition between 1998 and 2000. These phones featured a quantum leap in talk time, a fluid menu system that placed a big emphasis on text messaging and an organic, slightly ovoid design. Snap-on covers offered a wild range of color options. Grandmothers and aunts were mesmerized by Snake, the mobile game that Nokia put into its new models. Text-messaging volumes exploded as these new phones offered five-line displays and exciting texting features like group-messaging.

Text-messaging, big displays, internal antennas, mobile email, designs aimed at women &mdash Finns popularized it all. Because Japanese and Americans could not. Only Finns had the insight, wisdom and deep understanding. Nokia was The Dark One… a divine mammal striking down enemies of mighty nations. There is no comparison to the vanity and pride of people ruling Nokia’s new glass towers in early Noughties. The rock star executives from Nokia spun out of control like only internationally adored business stars in a country of five million people can. They made Steve Jobs look like Mahatma Gandhi.

And then, in 2007, things began falling apart with a delirious, loopy speed.

In the ancient Finnish epic, Kalevala, the poor northern people invent Sampo, an engine of eternal wealth. It grinds out gold, salt and wheat from three horns, day and night. But nothing that good can last, so Sampo is lost at the bottom of a lake and Finns return to their eternal gloom and poverty. The story is true in its core &mdash the Finnish psyche is built to cycle between megalomaniacal euphoria and darkest depression.


As Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,500 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, human rights, immigration and philanthropy. In his recent bestselling book, coauthored with Microsoft’s Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, Smith urges the tech sector to assume more responsibility and calls for governments to move faster to address the challenges that new technologies are creating. The New York Times has called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large” and The Australian Financial Review has described him as “one of the technology industry’s most respected figures.” He has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress and other governments on these key policy issues.

Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, first spending three years in Paris leading the legal and corporate affairs team in Europe. In 2002, he was named Microsoft’s general counsel and spent the following decade leading work to resolve the company’s antitrust controversies with governments around the world and companies across the tech sector. Over the past decade, Smith has spearheaded the company’s work to advance privacy protection for Microsoft customers and the rights of DREAMers and other immigrants, including bringing multiple lawsuits against the U.S. government on these issues.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Smith was an associate and then partner at the law firm of Covington and Burling, where he is still remembered as the first attorney in the long history of the firm to insist (in 1986) on having a personal computer on his desk as a condition for accepting a job offer. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic organizations and in the broader technology industry. He has served on the Netflix board of directors since 2015 and chairs the board of directors of both Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program.

Old Year 2016

This is my Janus post . . . which I’ll start with a photo I took in January 2007 of an intriguing set of sculptures, since licensed to Trinity Church in Manhattan.

Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal. The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, 2016. Eagle Ford, to the right, has since been scrapped in Pakistan.

The history of Alnair, photo taken in Havana harbor on February 4, 2016, is still untraced. It looks like an ex-USN tug. Click here for more Cuban photos.

This photo of JRT Moran and Orange Sun I took on March 12.

This photo of Hudson was taken in Maassluis, very near where my father grew up, on April 4. Many more Maassluis photos can be found here.

Sandmaster I photographed here on May 6. since then, she’s moved to Roatan, I’m told, and I’d love to go there and see how she’s doing. Maybe I can learn some Garifuna while I’m there.

June 1, I took this, with Robert E. McAllister and an invisible Ellen escorting Maersk Idaho out the door.

July 14, I saw GL tug Nebraska yank bulkier Isolda with 56,000 tons of corn through a narrow opening and out the Maumee.

August 23 I caught Atlantic Sail outbound past a nearly completed Wavertree. And come to think of it, this is a perfect Janus photo.

September 9 at the old port in Montreal I caught Svitzer Montreal tied up and waiting for the next job.

October 18, I caught Atlanticborg and Algoma Enterprise down bound between Cape Vincent and Clayton NY.

November 4, while waiting for another tow, I caught Sarah Ann switching out scrap scows in the Gowanus.

And I’ll end this retrospective Janus post with a mystery shot, which I hope to tell you more about in 2017. All I’ll say is that I took it yesterday and can identify only some of what is depicted. Anyone add something about this photo?

I feel blessed with another year of life, energy, gallivants, and challenges. Thank you for reading and writing me. Special thanks to you all who sent USPS cards ! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017. Here’s what Spock would say and where he got it.

Here was my “last hours” post from 2015. And here from the year before with some vessels sailing away forever. And here showing what I painted in the last hours of 2013. And one more with origins “oud jaardag” stuff from the finale of 2011.

Nokia Ace Windows Phone In 2012

Nokia Ace Windows Phone comes with a windows phone powered devices and is expected to have a 4.3 inch with clear black AMOLED touch screen display. The camera offers an impressive resolution of 8 Megapixels with carl zeiss lens and auto focus option. This hand set supports HD video recording and play back. An Ace Windows Phone run on windows 7.5 operating system and it is powered 1.4 GHz CPU processor, thus making it one power house of a hand set.

The hand set is offered with an internal memory of 16 GB. It has provision for inserting Micro SD memory card. It comes along with FM radio and multi format video or audio player. And it supported by a battery of 1800 mAh so as to provide long life. As it is equipped with 1800 mAh standard battery, the hand set is capable of offering quite good talk time as well as stand by time.

Nokia Ace Windows Phone will be enabled with 4G connectivity. In addition to this, it is incorporated with HSPA as well. As per the reports, the first release of Ace will be made available exclusively for AT & T networks. It is the third hand set from Nokia to come out with Nokia- Windows phone presses. This new hand set comes with the up graded version of windows phone which is popularly known as &ldquoMango&rdquo. It is quite unfortunate that the price of this gadget has not yet revealed, but as per the sources it is expected to be reasonable.

Time period Development summary
1865 – 1967 First era characterized by the presence of three different companies. Nokia originates first as a pulp mill and the enterprise acquires the name Nokia in 1871. The Finnish Rubber Works and The Finnish Cable Works complete the core foundation of the future corporation. Soon, the interest of the three firms intertwins but as long as Finland forms part of the Russian Empire, the merging of firms would not be allowed. Ώ]
1967 – 1990 By the 1960s, Nokia becomes a conglomerate, comprising rubber, cable, forestry, electronics and power generation businesses. ΐ] The period starts with the three companies - Nokia, Finnish Cable Works and Finnish Rubber Works, merging and creating the new Nokia Corporation, a new restructured form divided into four major businesses: forestry, cable, rubber and electronics. In the early 1970s, Nokia enters the networking and radio industry. This era is mainly based on multi-trade mergers and internationalization. Α] The late 1970s and 1980s are a period of radical change for Nokia, after the company's then CEO, Kari Kairamo, decides to push the company away from rubber boots and paper and focuses toward the electronics and high-technology business that take off at the time. Β]
1990 – 2007 Nokia internationalizes its Research and development function, by setting up research centres abroad. Early in the decade, Nokia adopts an export-based sales strategy. By 1998, Nokia would firmly establish itself as the global leader. Γ] Around the same time, co-operation with other companies, research institutes and universities would become a central part of Nokia’s global R&D strategy. Δ] Among the co-operations, the Nokia Siemens Network joint venture is founded in 2007.
2007 forward After the glorious 90s, the impact of Nokia begins to decrease rapidly. In 2009, Nokia posts its first quarterly loss in more than a decade, largely due to HTC developing a smartphone running on the yet new Google Android operating system. With the iPhones and various Android smartphones taking the market by storm, Nokia would fail to keep up with them. Γ] In 20126, Nokia announces its comeback, releasing a new range of feature phones and tablets. Ε]

Google Trends

The comparative chart below shows Google Trends data for Nokia (Telecommunications company), Ericsson (Telecommunications company), Samsung Electronics (Electronics company) and Apple (Technology company), from January 2004 to March 2021, when the screenshot was taken. Interest is also ranked by country and displayed on world map. Ζ]

Google Ngram Viewer

The chart below shows Google Ngram Viewer data for Nokia, from 1865 to 2019. Η]

Wikipedia Views

The chart below shows pageviews of the English Wikipedia article Nokia, on desktop from December 2007, and on mobile-web, desktop-spider, mobile-web-spider and mobile app, from July 2015 to February 2021. ⎖]

BTS’s ‘Butter’ became the most watched music video in 24 hours

South Korean music band BTS has broken its own record to become the world’s most-watched music video in 24 hours.

On May 22, K-pop group BTS released a music video called ‘Butter’, which received 113 million views in a record 24 hours.

Earlier, in August, BTS’s music video titled ‘Dynamite’ received 101.1 million views in 24 hours.

‘Butter’ has also managed to set a record in the YouTube premiere. It was watched by 3.9 million subscribers at the premiere. As of this writing, the music video has 160 million views.

The music video has so far managed to get 10 million views in 13 minutes and 20 million views in 54 minutes.

It will not be a surprise if BTS breaks this record again as K-pop group BTS has a huge fan base worldwide ‘Army’.

There are a lot of BTS fans in Nepal too and they are helping the organizations by providing support and other good deeds for their idol’s birthday or any other big occasion.

We’ve seen this vessel before here, although not as much of it, and there’s more on it at the end of this post.

She looks to have at least a 400 hp.

To be fair, I did not see her underway, although I’d love to have.

These photos were taken last week in Southport, NC. Here’s more info on Bay Queen: built in Orange, TX in 1941 as NOKA (YN 54), later DORIS LOVELAND , RUSSELL 16*, and LIN CLAY. She underwent conversion at Willoughby Spit, VA about 1994.

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