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Babette March

Babette March, pronounced Marx, born Barbara Marchlowitz Babette Russell, or Babette, now known by the name Babette Beatty, was the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model. She was on the swimsuit issue cover of the January 1964, issue. According to Sports Illustrated, she was born in Berlin and raised in Brazil and Canada. According to her website, March was born in Berlin in 1941, moved to Rio de Janeiro 1949, traveled from 1959 to 1961, lived in Manhattan from 1961 to 1979, lived in Montreal from 1979 to 1986, resided in Palm Beach and Naples, from 1986 to 1992, after which she moved to Halfway, Oregon, she started modelling in early 1962, beginning with a shoot for Weekend Magazine. By 1963 she was working for leading fashion magazines, she moved to a Park Avenue New York City apartment. According to a Sports Illustrated retrospective and other corroborating sources, in her prime, she was the "highest-paid model of her day" while working for Ford Models. In the mid-1960s, she was earning $85,000 a year.

Eileen Ford describes March as the first elite photographic model that she recalls with gapped teeth. She was known for living the high life and for partying with the likes of Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. In 1976, she retired from modelling moved to a 54-acre farm outside Montreal where she raised pedigreed cattle, 40 sheep, 80 chickens and ducks, three horses, 14 dogs, 18 cats, she married Dale Beatty, an architect, settled in Halfway, where she and her husband opened a bakery and art gallery. She has become a regarded chef, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, her renovation and rejuvenation of the landmark bed & breakfast, art centre and restaurant was featured on a 30-minute Home & Garden Television channel show. Her art work has been featured on the label of a line of wines. Babette's Gallery - official web site


Mappila known as a Mappila Muslim anglicized as Moplah/Mopla and known as Jonaka/Chonaka Mappila or Moors Mopulars/Mouros da Terra and Mouros Malabares, in general, is a member of the Muslim community of the same name found predominantly in Kerala, southern India. Muslims of Kerala, of which Mappila community make up a large majority, constitute 26.56% of the population of the state, as a religious group they are the second largest group after Hindus. Mappilas share the common language of Malayalam with the other religious communities of Kerala. According to some scholars, the Mappilas are the oldest settled native Muslim community in South Asia. In general, a Mappila is either a descendant of any native convert to Islam or a mixed descendant of any Middle Eastern — Arab or non Arab — individual. Mappilas are but one among the many communities. No Census Report where the Muslim communities were mentioned separately is available; as per some scholars, the term "Mappila" denotes not a single community but a variety of Malayali Muslims from north Kerala of different origins.

In south Kerala Malayali Muslims are not called Mappilas. The Mappila community originated as a result of the West Asian contacts with Kerala, fundamentally based upon commerce; as per local tradition, Islam reached Malabar Coast, of which the Kerala state is a part of, as early as the 7th century AD. Before being overtaken by the Europeans in the spice trade, Mappilas were a prosperous trading community, settled in the coastal urban centres of Kerala; the continuous interaction of the Mappilas with the Middle East have created a profound impact on their life and culture. This has resulted in the formation of a unique Indo-Islamic synthesis — within the large spectrum of Kerala culture — in literature, food and music. Most of the Muslims in Kerala follow the Shāfiʿī School, while a large minority follow modern movements that developed within Sunni Islam. Much unlike other parts of South Asia, the caste system does not exist among the Muslims of Kerala. A number of different communities, some of them having distant ethnic roots, exist as status groups in Kerala.

According to the 2011 census, about one-quarter of Kerala's population are Muslims. The calculated Muslim population in Kerala state is 88,73,472; the number of Muslims in rural areas is only 42,51,787, against an urban population of 46,21,685. The number of Muslims is high in the northern Kerala. Mappilas are found in the Laccadive Islands in the Arabian Sea. A small number of Malayali Muslims have settled in the southern districts of Karnataka and western parts of Tamil Nadu, while the scattered presence of the community in major cities of India can be seen; when the British supremacy on Malabar District was established, many Mappilas were recruited for employment in plantations in Burma and for manual labor in South East Asian concerns of the British Empire. Diaspora groups of Mappilas are found in Pakistan and Malaysia. Furthermore, a substantial proportion of Muslims have left Kerala to seek employment in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; the Muslims present in Kerala were distinguished by the Portuguese historians into two groups: Mouros da Terra and the Mouros da Arabia/Mouros de Meca.

The latter known as the "Paradesi Muslims", in fact came from all over the Islamic world. They included Arabs, Egyptians, Iraqis, Gujaratis and Deccanis; these Muslims had settled in Kerala. The Malayali community as a whole was lower economic standing than the Paradesi Muslims. Up to 16th century, as noticed by the contemporary observers, Muslims settled along the coastal tracts of Kerala, they were traditionally elite merchants. Until well into the European period, the Muslims were exclusively concentrated in the port cities. Middle Eastern sailors had to rely on lighterage at most of the Kerala ports in the medieval period; this led them to enter into mutually beneficial relationships with the traditional sea fishermen community. A large majority of fishermen, once low-caste Hindus, in northern Kerala follow Islam. After and during the Portuguese period, some of the Muslim merchants were forced to turn inland in search of alternative occupations to commerce; some acquired land and became land-owners and some became agricultural labourers.

Between 16th and 19th centuries, the collective Mappila numbers increased in Malabar District, chiefly by the conversion among the and lower and'outcaste' Hindu groups of the South Malabar interior. The peak of the Muslim distribution in Kerala had shifted to the interior Malabar District. William Logan, comparing the Census Reports of 1871 and 1881, famously concluded that within 10 years some 50,000 people from the Cheruma community have converted to Islam. From 1,70,113 in 1807, the strength of the Mappila community in Malabar District rose to 10,04,321 in 1921. Muslim growth in the 20th century has outpaced that of the general Kerala population. During the British period the so-called Mappila Outbreaks, c. 1836–1921 led the officials to make and maintain a distinction between the southern interior Mappilas and the'respectable' Mappila traders of the coastal cities, such as Calicut

SD Lenense

Sociedad Deportiva Lenense known as Lenense Proinastur by sponsorship reasons, is a football team based in Pola de Lena in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1953, the team plays in Tercera División – Group 2; the club's home ground is Estadio El Sotón. Sociedad Deportiva Lenense was founded on 4 August 1953 by a local group of friends who had the aim of managing a football club in Pola de Lena; the club consolidated in the region and promoted to Tercera División for the first time in 1959, but it was relegated to the Regional leagues only two years later. After this relegation, Lenense spent 22 years in the Regional divisions before promoting again to Tercera, in 1984, starting its golden years. In the 1987 -- 88 season, Lenense finished in the best one in the club's history, it was relegated in 1990 and started alternating seasons between Tercera División and the Regional Preferente. After a come back to Tercera in 2003, where the club only achieved 22 points, Lenense started its decline that ended with two consecutive relegations, that left the club in the last division of the Asturian football.

It was twice eliminated in the promotion playoffs to Primera Regional, sixth tier, in 2008 and 2009, but a restructuring of this league allowed Lenense to be promoted. In 2010, the arrival of Miguel Marcos as president of the club changed the club, immersed in a financial crisis since 2005. Lenense created again the youth teams and a futsal one, after an agreement with local club CD Zurea. Despite not being a priority, the 2010–11 season finished with a promotion to Regional Preferente. On 5 May 2013, Lenense ended its worst years by promoting again to Tercera División. Since this date, the club again alternates Regional Preferente. 16 seasons in Tercera División Official website

Wonderlic test

The Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test is a popular assessment used to measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of prospective employees for a range of occupations. It is a proprietary assessment distributed by Wonderlic; the assessment is available in 12 different languages and is used in all types of employment hiring from entry level to executive level. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes; the test was developed by Eldon F. Wonderlic, while he was a graduate student at Northwestern University; the score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence; the most recent version of the test is WonScore, a cloud-based assessment providing a single score to potential employers based on scientific research. The Wonderlic test was based on the Otis Self-Administering Test of Mental Ability with the goal of creating a short form measurement of cognitive ability.

Created in 1936 by E. F. Wonderlic, the Wonderlic Personnel Test was the first short-form cognitive abilities test, it was developed to measure general cognitive ability in the areas of math and reasoning. Wonderlic created and distributed it as a graduate student in the psychology department at Northwestern University from his home. Regarding the time allotted to take the test, Eldon F. Wonderlic, in an article released in 1939, stated the following: "The length of the test was made such that only about two to five per cent of average groups complete the test in the twelve-minute time limit."Originally designed to aid in employee selection of companies such as AT&T and Oscar Meyer in the 1940s, the Wonderlic Personnel Test has been used by both the United States Armed Forces and the National Football League for selection purposes. During World War II, the Navy began using the Wonderlic Personnel Test to select candidates for pilot training and navigation. During this time period 1940-1960 it was supplied for free as the data was so valuable to EF Wonderlic.

He wanted to perfect the test, not charge for it. In the 1970s Tom Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, was the first to use the Wonderlic Personnel Test to predict player performance, it is still used in the annual NFL Combine as a form of pre-draft assessment. In short, it attempts to screen candidates for certain jobs within the shortest possible time, it may be termed as a quick IQ test. The Wonderlic test is continually being updated with repeated evaluations of questions. Beginning in the 1970s, Wonderlic began to develop other forms of the Wonderlic Personnel some of which include: Wonderlic Perceptual Ability Tests, Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam, or the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test; the tests are divided into four different sections: cognitive, skill and behavioral. The scores are predictors of the possible conformity that a potential employee has within the field for which they are applying; each test has a different number of questions and time requirement, either can or cannot be administered via computer.

Created in the 1950s by Wonderlic's son, Charles F Wonderlic Sr. the skills test measures an individual's skill in areas such as math or English. There are three types of skill tests: Perceptual Ability Test, Wonderlic Basic Skills Test, Wonderlic Office and Software Skills Tests; the Wonderlic Perceptual Ability Tests measures an individual's ability to answer numerical and alphabetical details with accuracy. The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test measures one's verbal capabilities. Wonderlic Office and Software Skills Tests test a person's computer proficiency and use of basic software. Released in the 1990s, the Wonderlic Personnel Test measures an individual's capability of solving problems and learning; the Wonderlic Personnel test is divided into two different forms of test: the Wonderlic Personnel Test - Quicktest and the Wonderlic Personnel Test. The Wonderlic Personnel Test-Quicktest differs from the Wonderlic Personnel Test in that it is not proctored giving employers a general idea of the potential applicant's cognitive ability.

The Wonderlic Personnel Test is a much more comprehensive test. The Wonderlic SLE is the scholastic version of the Wonderlic Personnel Test and is administered to nursing school and medical program applicants. Behavioral Liability is a test assessment for individuals to gauge that individual's potential in engaging in counterproductive or unethical behaviors within a community. Divided into two sections: the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile and the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile Plus; each test measures an individual's liability within e.g. theft. The Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile test an individual's three behavior traits: neuroticism and conscientiousness; the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile Plus is similar to the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile, however the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile Plus contains additional questioning including background disclosures and productivity results. The Wonderlic Personality tests measure personal characteristics that are accepted as being predictive of a candidate's expected job performance.

Wonderlic claims that using the Wonderlic Personality Test to select individuals whose traits are aligned with the demands of the position, employers can improve employee productivity, employee satisfaction and customer service while reducing recruitment costs and employee turnover. Added during the 1990s, the Wonderlic Personality Test contains two sections; the Wonderlic Five-Factor Personality Profile and the Wonderlic Seven-Factor Personality Profile. The Wonderlic Five-Factor Personality Profile tests individuals on five

Puolet sun auringosta

Puolet sun auringosta is a 2001 album by the Finnish singer Laura Voutilainen. This album was reissued in 2002 and included Laura's Eurovision song "Addicted to You", along with a remix of this song and a remix of another song "Katala kaipuu", on the album. Funnily enough though the remix of "Katala kaipuu", is described as a radio edit, it is about three seconds longer than the original version. En mielestäin sua saa Tee niin Neonvalot Pyrstötähti O-o-ou Puolet sun auringosta Punainen vespa Sano että tunnet kuumeen Ei edes kuolema Kuutamoon Katala kaipuu Addicted To You performed at the 2002 Eurovision song contest En mielestäin sua saa Tee niin Neonvalot Pyrstötähti O-o-ou Puolet sun auringosta Punainen vespa Sano että tunnet kuumeen Ei edes kuolema Kuutamoon Katala kaipuu Addicted To You Katala kaipuu