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Hot or Not

Hot or Not is a rating site that allows users to rate the attractiveness of photos submitted voluntarily by others. The site offers a matchmaking engine called'Meet Me' and an extended profile feature called "Hotlists"; the domain is owned by Hot Or Not Limited, was owned by Avid Life Media.'Hot or Not' was a significant influence on the people who went on to create the social media sites Facebook and YouTube. Users would submit photographs of themselves to the site for the purpose of other users to rate said person's attractiveness on a scale of 1 - 10, with the cumulative average acting as the overall score for a given photograph; the site was founded in October 2000 by James Hong and Jim Young, two friends and Silicon Valley-based engineers. Both graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in electrical engineering, with Young pursuing a Ph. D at the time, it was inspired by some other developers' ideas. The site was a technical solution to a disagreement the founders had one day over a passing woman's attractiveness.

The site was called "Am I Hot or Not". Within a week of launching, it had reached two million page views per day. Within a few months, the site was behind CNET and NBCi on NetNielsen Rating's Top 25 advertising domains. To keep up with rising costs Hong and Young added a matchmaking component to their website called "Meet Me at Hot or Not", i.e. a system of range voting. The matchmaking service has been successful and the site continues to generate most of its revenue through subscriptions. In the December 2006 issue of Time magazine, the founders of YouTube stated that they set out to make a version of Hot or Not with Video before developing their more inclusive site. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook got his start by creating a Hot or Not type site called FaceMash, where he posted photos from Harvard's Facebook for the university's community to rate. Hot or Not was sold for a rumored $20 million on February 8, 2008 to Avid Life Media, owners of Ashley Madison. Annual revenue reached $7.5 million, with net profits of $5.5 million.

They started off $60,000 in debt due to tuition fees James paid for his MBA. On July 31, 2008, Hot or Not launched Hot or Not Gossip and a Baresi rate box – a subdivision to expand their market, run by former radio DJ turned celebrity blogger Zack Taylor. Hot or Not was preceded by the rating sites, like RateMyFace, registered a year earlier in the summer of 1999,, registered in January 2000 by MIT freshman Daniel Roy. Regardless, despite any head starts of its predecessors, Hot or Not became the most popular. Since's launch, the concept has spawned many imitators. The concept always remained the same; the concept has been integrated with a wide variety of dating and matchmaking systems. In 2007 launched and deleted anyone with a rating below 7 after a voting audit or the first 50 votes. In 2005, as an example of using image morphing methods to study the effects of averageness, imaging researcher Pierre Tourigny created a composite of about 30 faces to find out the current standard of good looks on the Internet.

On the Hot or Not web site, people rate others' attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10. An average score based on hundreds or thousands of individual ratings takes only a few days to emerge. To make this hot or not palette of morphed images, photos from the site were sorted by rank and used SquirlzMorph to create multi-morph composites from them. Unlike projects like Face of Tomorrow, where the subjects are posed for the purpose, the portraits are blurry because the source images are of low resolution with differences in variables such as posture, hair styles and glasses, so that in this instance images could use only 36 control points for the morphs. A similar study was done with Miss Universe contestants, as shown in the averageness article, as well as one for age, as shown in youthfulness article. A 2006 "hot" or "not" style study, involving 264 women and 18 men, at the Washington University School of Medicine, as published online in the journal Brain Research, indicates that a person's brain determines whether an image is erotically appealing long before the viewer is aware they are seeing the picture.

Moreover, according to these researchers, one of the basic functions of the brain is to classify images into a hot or not type categorization. The study's researchers discovered that sexy shots induce a uniquely powerful reaction in the brain, equal in effect for both men and women, that erotic images produced a strong reaction in the hypothalamus. Tinder Badoo The Hotornot website

Ball de bastons

Ball de bastons is the name of a ritual weapon dance spread throughout Europe and the rest of the Iberian area but in Catalonia. English and Welsh Morris dances are well-known relatives to these traditions; the origins of dance are difficult to reference. Instrumentarium includes shawm or bagpipes; some of these tunes as Villano de Zamora were strikingly popular grounds among European Renaissance and Baroque composers. Various different traditions are encompassed in the phrase, but the dancers will all carry one or two sticks traditionally of holm oak, about 40–50 cm long and 5 cm thick. In the most common set, two opposite rows of dancers elaborate some patterns of stick-clashing. Sometimes, a peculiar chief character directs the changes; the dancers may wear short trousers, as well as red ribbons and ornaments. Dandiya Raas Călușari

BEML Limited

BEML Limited Bharat Earth Movers Limited, is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, with headquarters in Bengaluru. It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for earth moving and mining. BEML incorporated in May 1964, commenced operations on 1 January 1965 with a Tractor project, transferred from the Gun and Shell Factory of the Ordnance Factory Board, it was wholly owned and operated by India's Ministry of Defence until 1992, when the government divested 25% of its holdings in the company. BEML is Asia's second-largest manufacturer of earth moving equipment, it controls 70% of India's market in that sector, its stock trades on the National Stock Exchange of India under the symbol "BEML", on the Bombay Stock Exchange under the code "500048". The company went for Follow on Public offer and fixed the price band for its FPO between Rs. 1,020 and Rs. 1,090. The Government of India had given ‘in-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of BEML Ltd. to the extent of 26% out of the Government shareholding of 54.03% with transfer of management control to strategic buyer.

BEML has manufacturing plants in Kolar Gold Fields, Bengaluru and Palakkad. It has numerous regional offices throughout the country. KGF unit is the main unit accounting for the manufacture and assembly of a wide array of earth-moving equipment such as bulldozers and excavators. Railcoaches are made in the Bangalore complex, the Mysore facility makes dump trucks and engines of various capacity. BEML manufactures a wide range of products to meet the needs of mining, power, fertiliser, cement and rail sectors; the earthmoving equipment includes bulldozers, dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, rope shovels, walking draglines, motor graders and scrapers. BEML has introduced road headers and slide discharge Loaders for underground mining applications. Railway products include integral railcoaches, electric multiple units, rail buses, track laying equipment and overhead equipment inspection Cars. BEML manufactures heavy duty trucks and trailers and hydraulic aggregates for the transportation sector.

The company manufactures high power diesel engines and heavy duty hydraulic aggregates to meet specific customer requirements. The company plans to diversify into varied activities including underground mining equipment, underground storage for petro-products and financial services and joint ventures abroad. BEML manufactures rolling stock for Namma Metro in a consortium with Hyundai Rotem. BEML has supplied more than 200 coaches to DMRC and has an order of 150 coaches from Bengaluru Metro. BEML has independently supplied about 140 cars to DMRC using ToT from Hyundai ROTEM. Jaipur Metro has ordered to manufacture, supply and commission 10 train sets of four cars each, totaling 40 cars to the Jaipur Metro Project. BEML has started supplying state of the art metro train sets equipped with latest technology to the East West corridor of Kolkata Metro. Present order in hands from KMRCL is for 14 train sets of six cars each, all made under the "Made in India" banner. BEML is one of the leading manufacturers of metro coaches.

Metro systems using BEML rolling stock are: Delhi Metro - more than 500 coaches Namma Metro - 150 coaches Jaipur Metro - 40 coachesSoon BEML is going to commission rolling stock in: Kolkata Metro - 84 coaches Mumbai Metro - 378 coaches BEML operates on three major business verticals associated with equipment manufacturing: Mining & Construction Defence & Aerospace Rail & MetroIn addition to the above, there are strategic business units: Trading Division for dealing in non-company products International Business Division for export activities Aerospace Division for design services for the aviation sectorBEML has the following manufacturing units spread over four locations: Kolar Gold Fields Complex Earth Moving Division Rail Coach Unit II Heavy Fabrication Unit Hydraulic & Powerline Division Mysore Complex Truck Division Engine Division Aerospace Manufacturing Division Bengaluru Complex - Rail & Metro Division Palakkad Complex Kerala State - defence products manufacturing BEML - Tatra Trucks 12x12, 10x10, 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 & variants Pontoon bridge system Ground support vehicles for guided missile programme Heavy and light recovery vehicles 50T trailer for tank transportation Mil rail coaches and mil wagons Apart from the above, Railway parts and aggregates are planned for manufacture Vignyan Industries, a subsidiary located at Tarikere - steel castings Deepak Kumar Hota has been the CMD of BEML Ltd since 1 July 2016 after the superannuation of P. Dwarkanath, the predecessor CMD.

The main competitors for BEML are in the private sector who have their own manufacturing units in India, thus participating in the'Make in India' initiative. Bombardier Transportation which has a unit in Savli has supplied coaches to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Alstom which has established a new facility at Sricity near Chennai has supplied coaches for Kochi Metro. BEML assembles from knock rebadges them under license. BEML - TATRA T810 VVNC 6x6 BEML - TATRA T810 VVL 6x6 BEML - TATRA T810 VTI 6x6 - Tank Transporter BEML - TATRA T815 VVNC 8x8 BEML - TATRA T815 VVL 8x8 BEML - TATRA T815 VTI 8x8 - Tank Transporter BEML - TATRA Crash Fire Tender BEML - TATRA T816 6MWR 8T 10x10 BEML - TATRA T815 27ET96 28 300 8x8 BEML - TATRA T815 26RR36 22 255 6x6 BEML - TATRA T158 PHOENIX VTI 6x6 - Tank Transporter BEML - TATRA PHOENIX 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 BEML - TATRA FORCE 10x10, 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 BEML - TATRA TERRN°2 10x10, 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 BEML - TATRA TACTIC 6x6 BEML Aircraft Towing T

NK Male─Źnik

Nogometni klub Malečnik referred to as NK Malečnik or Malečnik, is a Slovenian football club which plays in the town of Malečnik. The club was established in 1960, they play their home games at the Berl Sports Centre. In November 2012, the Drava flooding destroyed their football pitch and all the equipment. In a charity event, organised by the 7 dni newspaper, all money from an auction was donated to NK Malečnik. Many notable Slovenian and foreign footballers, including Luka Krajnc, Rene Krhin and Lionel Messi, donated their football shirts for an auction. Slovenian Fourth Division: 22000–01, 2004–05Slovenian Fifth Division: 11997–98MNZ Maribor Cup: 12010–11 Official website

Chiribaya culture

The Chiribaya culture flourished near the coast of southern Peru and adjacent Chile from 700 CE until Spanish settlement in the late 16th century. The classic phase of the Chiribaya culture was from 1000 CE until 1360 CE; the Chiribaya culture consisted of both maritime settlements along 220 kilometres of the Pacific Ocean coast and agricultural settlements inland in valleys of the Osmore and Tambo rivers in Peru and the Lluta river and Azapa Valley in Chile. The lower Osmore valley, one of the centers of the Chiribaya culture, has been extensively studied by archaeologists because it appears to have been colonized by both the Wari and Tihuanco empires and the Lupaca people and the Inca Empire; these highland empires relied on the lower-altitude valleys to supply them with agricultural products such as maize and chile peppers. The people of the Chiribaya culture lived near the Pacific Ocean in the Atacama Desert, known as the driest non-polar place in the world; the total annual precipitation at Ilo, Peru, at the mouth of the Osmore River is.1 inches.

Agriculture is only possible where water from the rivers and a few springs is available for irrigation. The four rivers in the territory of the Chiribaya culture and their tributaries rise about 130 kilometres inland in the wetter Andes at elevations of up to 5,000 metres; the cold Humboldt Current offshore creates one of the world's richest marine ecosystems and supports large numbers of fish, marine mammals, birds. Chiribaya inland sites are located along rivers, which provide water for agricultural production, although the amount of suitable land was limited both by the steepness of the terrain and, near the ocean, by limited quantities of water for irrigation. Camelid pastoralism was an important means of subsistence and for production of textiles. Evidence of man's presence in what would become the Chiribaya cultural area dates back to before 7,000 BCE with the Chinchorro culture, the people of which practiced mummification thousands of years before Egypt did; these early inhabitants lived on the coast and 89 percent of their subsistence came from the sea, only 6 percent came from terrestrial vegetation and 5 percent from terrestrial meat.

The Chinchorro culture ended about 1100 BCE. From about 400 BCE to 300 CE, the Huaracane culture introduced agriculture to inland areas of the Osmore River region. In the centuries which followed, the area was influenced by the Wari and Tihuanacan empires who founded colonies in the Osmore valley. Rather than being a unified state under a single government, the Chiribaya area is described as a señorío, a collection of loosely affiliated communities each headed by a local leader and resembling the manors of medieval Europe; the Chiribaya culture is most discussed for its relationship with "verticality"' -- the practice by pre-historic Andean cultures of establishing zones of economic specialization at different altitudes to produce a wide variety of food and industrial crops. High altitude Andean cultures and civilizations established colonies at lower elevations near the Pacific Coast or in the Amazon River basin; the colonies were not contiguous with the highland homes of the cultures, but sovereignty of the homeland over the distant colonies was retained.

In the Osmore river valley, in the other river valleys, there were two principal zones. The coast was inhabited by "pescadores"; the two zones traded products with each other and supplied the high altitude cultures with those same products. Llamas and alpacas were raised in both zones being more important in the inland areas as the property of the cultural elites; the fishermen living near the coast practiced limited agriculture and pastoralism at the mouth of rivers and in the lomas known to have existed near the coast both north and south of the city of Ilo. However and the establishment of colonies by highland peoples may vary on a case to case basis. Genetic studies indicates that the Chiribaya people of the lower Osmore River Valley and nearby coast were intrusive— descendants in part of Wari and Tiwanaku colonists—while the Chiribaya of the Azapa Valley of Chile were more to be the descendants of the ancient Chinchorro culture that flourished in the same area; this suggests that the highland cultures had little direct contact with the inhabitants of the Azapa valley.

About 1360 CE, an uncharacteristic flood caused by the El Niño Southern Oscillation, destroyed the irrigation systems and many settlements in the Osmore valley. The area was depopulated and many of the extensive irrigation works were not repaired until the arrival of Spanish colonists in the late 16th century; the Chiribaya people were absorbed by the Estuquiña people who lived in the upper Osmore valley. The area was probably colonized—or came under the political control—of the Lupaca from the Lake Titicaca area and by the Incas in the 15th and early 16th century. In 2006, archaeologists found; some were buried with blankets and food. The dogs were used to herd llamas. Peruvian authorities are attempting to get international recognition of present-day Chiribaya shepherd dogs, which resemble a small Golden Retriever, as a unique breed

Marc-Louis Arlaud

Marc-Louis Arlaud was a Swiss portrait painter. He was the first Director of the Vaudoise Cantonal School of Design and the first Conservator of what is now known as the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, he attended school in Orbe in Yverdon. His initial artistic training came from his cousins, the miniaturists Louis-Ami Arlaud-Jurine and Jérémie Arlaud in Geneva. In 1797, he went to Paris where he worked in the studios of another miniaturist, Antoine Louis Romanet, until he could begin studies with Jacques-Louis David in 1799, he and his father both became citizens of Orbe in 1802. In 1811, he was expelled from France for a "délit d'opinion" concerning the conduct of Napoleon and his government, he opened a workshop where he taught drawing. In 1821, the Grand Council of Vaud adopted a decree; the following year, the Academy of Lausanne held a competition to select the first Director and chose Arlaud. He retained that position until his death. Hoping to establish a fine arts museum, he donated 34,000 Francs to the city for that purpose.

In exchange, he requested a lifelong pension and his offer was accepted in 1834. The museum was designed by Louis Wenger and inaugurated in 1841. Arlaud was named to be the Curator/Conservator and held that position until 1844. During his tenure, he built the museum's collection, which included a large donation of paintings from the family of Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros and many works by contemporary artists. Near the end of 1844, he died in Spring the following year, he left 2,500 Francs to the government of Vaud to commission a painting from Charles Gleyre, a local painter, living in Paris. The painting, which depicted the local hero, Abraham Davel, on the scaffold was completed in 1850, it was destroyed by fire during an act of vandalism in 1980. In 1904, the works from the Musée Arlaud were transferred to the Palais de Rumine; the portion housing the collection is now known as the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts.. Brief biography: Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse Émile Bonjour, Le musée Arlaud à Lausanne 1841-1904: Son fondateur, Marc-Louis Arlaud - Ses bienfaiteurs - Son histoire - Son avenir - Charles Gleyre et le canton de Vaud.

Lausanne, Georges Bridel & Cie, 1905. Louis Polla, Rues de Lausanne, éditions 24 heures, 1981 ISBN 2-8265-0050-3 Biography from Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800 by Neil Jeffares