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The first pre-paid card was called " Mimo " and was launched by TMN the Mobile Phone Operator of Portugal Telecom in September 1995.
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The first public pre-paid remote memory phonecard was issued in the United States in December 1980 by Phone Line.
Postmasters had to improvise and used various methods to apply confirmation of postage to mailed covers, ranging from the creation of their own adhesive postage stamps to the marking of letters with either rate-altered hand-stamps or the manuscript indication “ Paid .” The improvised stamps and pre-paid covers are known to collectors as ' Postmaster Provisionals ', so-called because they were used ' provisionally ' until the first Confederate general postage stamp issues appeared.
Prior to the introduction to the world's first postage stamps in Britain in 1840 (" Penny Black ") and 1841 (" Penny Red "), pre-paid franking was applied exclusively by a manuscript or handstamped " Paid " marking and the amount of the fee collected.
The project's name is derived from the Penny Black, the world's first adhesive stamp used for pre-paid postage.
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On December 21, 2008, Atlanta beat the Minnesota Vikings 24 – 17 to clinch a wild card spot, earning a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
The first version of the Aster consisted of four " Eurocard's ", one Z80 CPU card with 64KB memory, one Motorola MC6845 based video card, one double density floppy disk controller card and one " keyboard / RS232 / cassette interface " card.
Of significant note is that it was the first new game for the system whose game card has an authentic " curved lip " plastic shell.
The winner of the wild card has won the first round 7 out of the 11 years since the re-alignment and creation of the NLDS.
The dealer's hand receives its first card face up, and in " hole card " games receives its second card face down immediately ( the hole card ), which the dealer peeks at but does not reveal unless it makes the dealer's hand a blackjack.
* Surrender ( only available as first decision of a hand ): Some games offer the option to " surrender ", usually in hole card games and directly after the dealer has checked for blackjack ( but see below for variations ).
Contract bridge is a trick-taking card game where on each of several deals the opposing sides first compete in a bidding auction for the right to establish the contract for that deal, the side winning the auction being known as the declaring side.
In rubber bridge, partnerships may be self-determined or decided by a cut of the cards, the two highest cut playing against the two lowest, and the first dealer is the player cutting the highest card.
When the PC starts up, the first job for the BIOS is the power-on self-test, which initializes and identifies system devices such as the CPU, RAM, video display card, keyboard and mouse, hard disk drive, optical disc drive and other hardware.
In games which have a skill element, such as Blackjack or Spanish 21, the house edge is defined as the house advantage from optimal play ( without the use of advanced techniques such as card counting ), on the first hand of the shoe ( the container that holds the cards ).
Sagan recalled taking his first trips to the public library alone, at the age of five, when his mother got him a library card.
The first programmable pocket calculator was the HP-65, in 1974 ; it had a capacity of 100 instructions, and could store and retrieve programs with a built-in magnetic card reader.
The Digimon Collectible Card Game is a card game based on Digimon, first introduced in Japan in 1997 and published by Bandai.
In tribute to Jones, Lingfield Park announced that the first two races on the card for 3 March 2012 would be renamed the " Hey Hey We're The Monkees Handicap " and the " In Memory of Davy Jones Selling Stakes " with successful horses in those races accompanied into the Winners ' Enclosure by some of The Monkees ' biggest hits.
In this case, if a player wishes to replace all five of their cards, that player is given four of them in turn, the other players are given their draws, and then the dealer returns to that player to give the fifth replacement card ; if no other player draws it is necessary to deal a burn card first.
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But her prettiness was what he had noticed first, and all the other things had come afterward: cruelty, meanness, self-will.
There was an artificial lake just out of sight in the first stand of trees, fed by a half dozen springs that popped out of the ground above the hillside orchard.
The first part of the road was steep, but it leveled off after the second bend and curled gradually into the valley.
No one was behind it, but in the rear wall of the office I noticed, for the first time, a door which had been left partially open.
The herd was watered and then thrown onto a broad grass flat which was to be the first night's bedground.
Once again, Tom Horn was the first and most likely suspect, and he was brought in for questioning immediately.
Even the knowledge that she was losing another boy, as a mother always does when a marriage is made, did not prevent her from having the first carefree, dreamless sleep that she had known since they dropped down the canyon and into Bear Valley, way, way back there when they were crossing those other mountains.
Stevens was grunting over the last empty pocket when Russ abruptly rose and lunged toward Carmer's hat, which had tumbled half-a-dozen feet away when he first fell.
The Indian's arm whipped sidewise -- there was a flash of amber and froth, the crash of the bottle shattering against the side of the first car.
Hell, I gave him the first decent job he ever had, six, seven -- how many years ago was it, Rob ''??
School began in August, the hottest part of the year, and for the first few days Miss Langford was very lenient with the children, letting them play a lot and the new ones sort of get acquainted with one another.
It was just as well that the ignorant Dandy enjoyed himself to the hilt that first evening, for the room was to become his prison cell.
`` Bastards '', he would say, `` all I did was put a beat to that Vivaldi stuff, and the first chair clobbered me ''!!
In 1961 the first important legislative victory of the Kennedy Administration came when the principle of national responsibility for local economic distress won out over a `` state's-responsibility '' proposal -- provision was made for payment for unemployment relief by nation-wide taxation rather than by a levy only on those states afflicted with manpower surplus.
The first systematic thinking about this Pandora's box within Pandora's boxes was done four years ago by Fred Ikle, a frail, meek-mannered Swiss-born sociologist.
His collaboration with Washington, begun when he was the general's aide during the Revolution, was resumed when he entered the first Cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury.