I Love Bees was an alternate reality game that served as both a real-world experience and viral marketing campaign for the release of developer Bungie's 2004 video game Halo 2. The game was developed by 42 Entertainment. Many of the same personnel had created an ARG for the film A. I. titled The Beast. I Love Bees was commissioned by Halo 2's publisher. I Love; as players solved puzzles, audio logs were posted to the ilovebees.com site which revealed more of the fictional back-story, involving a marooned artificial intelligence stranded on Earth and its attempts to put itself back together. 250,000 people viewed the ilovebees website when it was launched in July 2004, more than 500,000 returned to the site every time the pages were updated. More than three million visitors viewed the site over the course of three months, thousands of people around the world participated in the game. I Love Bees won numerous awards for its innovation and helped spawn numerous other alternate reality games for video games.
Alternate reality games or ARGs are designed to involve fans of video games or other media in a form of viral marketing which CNET described as encompassing "real-life treasure hunting, interactive storytelling, video games and online ". I Love Bees began when jars of honey were received in the mail by people who had participated in alternate reality games; the jars contained letters leading to a countdown. At around the same time, theatrical trailers for Halo 2 concluded with the Xbox logo and a URL, Xbox.com, that flashed a link to ilovebees.com, ostensibly a hacked site related to beekeeping. Both events, not connected publicly for several weeks, caused the curious to visit the website ilovebees.com. The site, which appeared to be dedicated to honey sales and beekeeping, was covered in confusing random characters and sentence fragments. Dana, the ostensible webmaster of the ilovebees site, created a weblog stating that something had gone wrong with her website, the site itself had been hacked.
Suspecting that this was a mystery that could be unraveled, Halo and ARG fans spread the link and began to work on figuring out what was going on. The gameplay of I Love Bees tasked players around the world to work together to solve problems, with little or no direction or guidance. For example, the game presented players with 210 pairs of global positioning system coordinates and time codes, with no indications to what the locations referred to. Players figured out the coordinates referred to pay phones and the times to when the phones would ring. Other phone calls were made by live persons known as "operators". Other players treated the corrupted data on ilovebees.com as encrypted files to decipher, or used image files found on the web server to solve puzzles. After players completed certain tasks, they were rewarded with new installments to an audio drama which revealed the reasons for the ilovebees.com malfunction. Over time, the game's mechanisms for contacting players grew more complex.
Players were sent messages via email, called on their cell phones, travelled to arranged meetings between players and characters. The game culminated by inviting players of the game to visit one of four cinemas where they could get a chance to play Halo 2 before its release and collect a commemorative DVD; the game's plot begins with a military spaceship crashing to Earth in an unknown location, leaving the craft's controlling artificial intelligence or AI damaged. This AI, known as the "Operator" or "Melissa", is not alone. In an effort to survive and contact any surviving allies, Melissa transfers herself to a San Francisco-area web server, which happens to host a bee enthusiast website known as I Love Bees. To the distress of Dana Awbrey, the website's maintainer, Melissa's attempts to send signals began to appear as codes, hidden in images or other text, interfering with the operation of the I Love Bees site and corrupting much of the content. Dana, attempting to regain control over the corrupted website, accidentally erases data which comprises part of Melissa's memory.
Furious, Melissa lashes out at the webmaster, obtaining pictures of her using the webcam on her computer and promising to take revenge. Alarmed, Dana announces that she is removing herself from the situation and is taking a planned trip to China earlier than expected. All AI units contain; as SPDR attempts to fix Melissa, random dumps from Melissa's memory began to spill into the website detailing Melissa's history and revealing the presence of a malicious Trojan-horse virus known as the "Pious Flea." The Spider tries to erase the Flea but is outwitted, as Melissa erases the Spider instead of the Flea. The Flea continues to overwrite Melissa's programming with its own mysterious goals, with it being revealed that it is an espionage AI more properly called the Seeker, built by the Covenant. With the assistance of other characters revealed by audio chapters, the fictional protagonists break into a secure military installation and manage to deactivate a Forerunner device, implied to begin the firing sequence of the Halo installations.
However, the price paid for the deactivat
Apalachee Wildlife Management Area consists of 7,952 acres of upland longleaf pine and wetland habitat three miles north of Sneads in Jackson County, Florida. The area is broken up into three management zones, all located along Lake Seminole and the Chattahoochee River. High-quality longleaf pine forest here is preferred by species such as Bachman's sparrow, brown-headed nuthatch, gopher tortoise, Florida pine snake; the upland habitat, interspersed with floodplain forests and marshes, offers prime habitat for both migratory and resident birds. The federally-listed gentian pinkroot grows within Apalachee Wildlife Management Area. Hunting is popular here, as some of the largest deer harvested in Florida have come out of this WMA. Furthermore, the Northern bobwhite population is robust due to frequent prescribed burns and abundant cover. Fishing opportunities exist on the backwater sloughs of the Chattahoochee River, WMA ponds, on Lake Seminole. Bass fishermen recognize Lake Seminole as striped bass hotspot.
Apalachee Wildlife Management Area is a site on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail and its strong wildlife populations attract wildlife viewers year-round. Paddlers utilize four boat landings along River Road to access Lake Seminole and the Chattahoochee River. Hiking and horseback riding is permitted on all unpaved roads
William Kamm known as "The Little Pebble", is the founder and leader of a religious group in Australia. He served 9 years of a 10-year prison term after being convicted of the rape and assault of a teenager. Kamm is the leader of a religious group called the "Order of St Charbel" named after the Maronite saint Charbel Makhlouf The order claims to be part of the Roman Catholic Church, but the Maronite Church and the Holy See do not regard the group as being part of Roman Catholicism; the Order of St Charbel is considered as a fringe religious grouping. Kamm's order is sacramentally cared for by Malcolm Broussard, a former diocesan parish priest from Texas, who in 2003 was consecrated a bishop in Bavaria, his episcopal ordination was not authorised by the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in his automatic excommunication. Broussard had been suspended, on 20 September 1989, for abandoning his priestly assignment and was not a priest "in good standing". Broussard has ordained many of the men in the group to the priesthood, most of them not taking the traditional promise of clerical celibacy.
He ordained Kamm as a deacon on 16 May 2004. Kamm claims the Latin Rite rules of obligatory celibacy do not apply to him, not if declared "pope" sometime in the future, his critics say that this rejection of normative church discipline proves the illegitimate and fraudulent nature of his revelations and religious order. On 14 October 2005, Kamm was sentenced to five years in prison with a non-parole period of three-and-a-half years for a string of sexual attacks including aggravated sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl, he claimed. The assaults occurred when the girl was living within Kamm's Order of St Charbel, a community near Nowra, New South Wales. Kamm claimed to have received advice from the Virgin Mary that the girl should be chosen as one of 12 queens and 72 princesses who would all become his wives, with whom he would spawn a new human race after the world was cleansed and burnt by a ball of fire. Kamm himself continues to defend his polygamy, claiming to believe that Mary has instituted him to be the "new Abraham" spawning a numerous people.
Kamm's letters and diary entries to the 15-year-old girl, which were made public during the court session, display an explicit sexual style and were major evidence in his prosecution. Kamm was found guilty in May 2007 of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault in relation to another 15-year-old girl. In August 2007, after losing an appeal on his original sentence, Kamm was re-sentenced to a total of 15 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 11 years, he was refused. In November 2014 parole was granted. Kamm has declared, he was noted for a series of unusual reputed prophecies which were never fulfilled. Kamm claimed that Pope John Paul II, who remains venerated throughout Kamm's movement, would consecrate Kamm a bishop and appoint him as his official and sole successor to the papacy; when this prophecy was unfulfilled on Pope John Paul's death in 2005, Kamm issued a press statement, saying "heaven changed its plans" and declaring, that they would accept Pope Benedict XVI as legitimate Roman Pontiff.
They claim prophecies have changed and stated that Kamm is to be the successor to Benedict XVI, instead of to John Paul II as claimed. One of Kamm's claims is that Pope John Paul II will rise from the dead and reappear on the surface of the world again to fight evil along with Benedict XVI and to appoint Kamm. Kamm was married to Bettina Kamm, his former wife, who lives at the St Charbel compound near Nowra, condemned him but said followers still revered him as their prophet. They have a son from the relationship. Investigative journalist Graeme Webber authored a biographical work on Kamm titled A Wolf Among the Sheep: How "God's Prophet", the Little Pebble Became a Womanising Millionaire Cult Leader. Kamm was conditionally released from prison in 2014 after serving nine years of his 10-year sentence. Conditions specify that he may not have unsupervised contact with people below 18. Since his release, Kamm married for a third time, to a woman, a long-time member of his religious community. Media reports speculate that Kamm is believed to have fathered more than 20 children during his days as a cult leader.
In a statement upon the release of Kamm from prison in 2014, the Maronite Catholic Bishop of Australia, Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, stated in a media release dated 17 November 2014 that "William Kamm and his so-called "Order of St Charbel" have no connection whatsoever with the Maronite Catholic Church. He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church on 10 June 2003, therefore cannot receive any sacraments of the Church, or exercise any ministry or function within the Church, his teachings and movement are repudiated by both the Maronite Catholic and the Roman Catholic Church." Kamm's website Sydney Morning Herald article from 2018 Herald Sun article from February 2007 Sydney Morning Herald article from 2002 Australian Broadcasting Corporation transcript Book about Kamm's group
The Suzuki Baleno is a subcompact car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki since 2015. It was previewed by the iK-2 concept car, first shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Prior to this, the "Baleno" name had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus Crescent in numerous export markets; the car was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, launched in India on 24 October 2015 and in Japan on 9 March 2016. It became available in Europe in April 2016 and in the United Kingdom on 1 June 2016, it was launched in Indonesia on 10 August 2017 at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. It is built on a powertrain range of three options: a new three-cylinder 1.0 L BoosterJet direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, a four-cylinder 1.2 L DualJet petrol engine with SHVS and a normal 1.2 L DualJet petrol engine. Indonesian and South African model gets a four-cylinder 1.4 L aspirated engine instead. The Baleno was introduced in India on 24 October 2015. Slots above the Swift, the hatchback was built to maximize interior space while retaining Indian tax benefit for vehicles with length dimension under 4 meters.
The Baleno is sold through Maruti Suzuki’s premium NEXA outlets across India. This car has been one of the best selling car model in India. In India, the Baleno is available in four trim levels - Sigma, Delta and Alpha; the hatchback belongs to the'premium' hatchback segment of the Indian automotive market. It competes with Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. There are three engine options for the Indian model: a four-cylinder 1.2 L K-Series petrol engine that generates 84 hp of power and 114 Nm of torque, a four-cylinder 1.3 L DDIS 190 diesel engine that generates 75 hp of power and 190 Nm of torque, a three-cylinder 1.0 L BoosterJet engine which produces 111 hp of power and 170 Nm of torque in the Baleno RS variant, the same engine, found in the European market Baleno. All the engines get a five speed manual as standard; the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is the flagship variant of Baleno in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese car maker Suzuki Motor Corporation, has launched it in the domestic car market of India on 3 March 2017.
The RS version of the hatchback has been equipped with a 1.0 L three-cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine, with the same five-speed manual transmission gearbox, offered in the standard version of the car. The Baleno RS was first displayed in India as a concept model at the 2016 Auto Expo, alongside the Ignis; the Baleno RS and the Ignis were supposed to launch by the end of 2016, but both the launches got pushed to the beginning of 2017, due to a lot of pending deliveries for the standard Baleno and the Vitara Brezza and production constraints. The facelifted Baleno was launched in India on 28 January 2019. Suzuki redesigned the Baleno's front end with a new grille design; the 16-inch alloy wheels now get a new dual-tone design as well. The infotainment system gets an upgrade with a new 7.0-inch SmartPlay system and a dual-tone black-and-blue interior color scheme. The car maker has launched 2019 facelift Baleno priced at Rs 5.45 lakh in India. Its petrol variants have an ex-showroom price of 5.45 lakhs, while the top Alpha CVT variant costs Rs 8.77 lakhs.
While the initial price of diesel Sigma variants is Rs 6.60 lakh and the top Alpha variant costs Rs 8.60 lakh. The facelifted Baleno is sold by Toyota through its Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor as the Toyota Glanza, launched on 6 June 2019; the "Glanza" nameplate was used for the sports version of the Japanese market P90 series Starlet hatchback. It is planned to be assembled at Toyota's Bidadi plant; the Glanza is offered in two trim levels - the Glanza G and V based on the Baleno's Zeta and Alpha trims respectively. The Baleno was available in three trim levels: SZ3 with a four-cylinder 1.2 L petrol engine, SZ-T and SZ5 with a three-cylinder 1.0 L BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine. It was discontinued on 27 August 2019; the hatchback was launched in the country on 10 August 2017 at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. The Indonesian market Baleno is based on the Baleno RS, the top-of-the-line variant of the Baleno with sportier grille and bumper, it replaced the third generation Swift in Indonesia.
Imported from India, it is the only market besides South Africa where Baleno is offered with a four-cylinder 1.4 L petrol engine, since it is positioned to compete with Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris, both equipped with 1.5 L engine. Only one trim level is offered, with 4-speed automatic transmission; the Indonesian market Baleno received its facelift on 20 December 2019, once again based on the facelifted Baleno RS. It was tested by Euro NCAP in April 2016, receiving three star overall safety rating for the basic version and a four star overall safety rating for the version with the extra security package, it offers standard frontal and side head and chest airbags, as well as forward collision warning with auto braking. Official website Media related to Suzuki Baleno at Wikimedia Commons
Horsens Håndboldkub Elite is a Danish handball club. In the 2018/19 season its first female team plays in the Danish 1st division after its relegation in 2010; the team plays at home in Forum Horsens. The club was established in 1985 when Horsens forenede Dagnæs IF chose to merge, and HfH itself is a merge of Horsens forenede Sportsklubber. Horsens HK therefore can lead its roots back to 1920 when they began playing handball in HfS. Horsens HK played in the top level uninterrupted from 1996 to 2010. National players like Vivi Kjærsgaard, Gitte Madsen, Anja Byrial Hansen, Karen Brødsgaard, Christina Roslyng, Louise Pedersen, Karin Mortensen, Tina Ladefoged, Mette Sjøberg and Jane Wanggsøe Knudsen have played in Horsens HK. Squad for the 2019-20 season Staff for the 2018-19 season Transfers for the 2020-21 season. In 2004/05 they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the EHF Cup after having eliminated three other teams in the previous rounds. One of these were the league rivals Randers HK After the winning the Danish Handball Cup in 2004 they participated in the EHF Cup Winners' Cup in 2005/06 where they were eliminated in 4th round.
Name: Forum Horsens Capacity: 4,000 City: Horsens Adresse: Langmarksvej 53, 8700 Horsens Hummel HH's history, horsenshk.dk About Horsens HK at EHF's homepage, eurohandball.com Horsens HK's homepage
LOGO. SYS is a core system file used by Windows 9x operating systems to display its boot-up message, it is present and used in the Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME products. It is not present in the Windows NT family of operating systems, such as Windows XP. There are three variants of the file: LOGO. SYS: is the "Starting Windows" message, with the Windows logo; the file is located in the root directory of the boot drive. This is C:\, but with drive compression, like DriveSpace, this is the host drive; the default LOGO. SYS file is stored in IO. SYS and used by MS-DOS during startup if LOGO. SYS could not be found; the display of the logo can be disabled by adding a LOGO=0 setting to the Options section in the MS-DOS 7 configuration file MSDOS. SYS. LOGOW. SYS: is the "Please wait" message; the file is located in the Windows directory, which by default is C:\WINDOWS. The Windows logo is shown only in Windows 95 and 98. No error will be shown. LOGOS. SYS: is the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" message.
The file is located in the Windows directory. This message is displayed when Windows has shut down to MS-DOS but is not configured to return to the prompt again. On systems with proper ACPI support and ATX power supply, the PC may power down instead. If the file cannot be found, the same message is displayed in text mode. No error will be shown. LOGO. SYS is in fact an 8-bit RLE-encoded Windows bitmap file with a resolution of 320×400 pixels at 256 colors; this is displayed in the otherwise little-used 320x400 VGA graphics mode, a compromise to allow the display of a 256-color image with high vertical resolution on all compatible systems those with plain VGA cards and without needing any additional graphics drivers. The mode appears, to any attached monitor, to be identical to the more common 640x400 graphics or 720x400 text modes, is therefore stretched to a standard 4:3 aspect ratio on a typical 4:3 monitor of the time, on monitors of other shapes when set to display standard video modes in their original aspects with letterbox borders.
This lent the startup screens a peculiar, characteristic "feel" and made them more suited to certain subjects than others, meaning some skill was needed in choosing an image that would still be aesthetically pleasing - or clear enough to be properly interpreted - once resized. For LOGO. SYS or the equivalent embedded image in IO. SYS, Windows will animate the image's color information using palette rotation; as the files are just standard RLE-compressed. BMPs renamed to ". SYS", they may be opened and edited using image editing tools such as MS Paint, the contents replaced with user-selected pictures. However, the process is not foolproof: Ensuring the aspect ratio is correct can be confusing, as it is displayed in a horizontally compressed form on a screen with square pixels The loading indicator animation was created using palette rotation; the number of palette entries to rotate is determined by the otherwise used biClrImportant field of the BITMAPINFOHEADER structure. Image editing software discarded this data, so it was not possible to retain it.
Some logo creation utilities were created to restore the cycling function and allow creating custom animations. Just like the bootsplash screens in earlier versions of Windows, there was a hard but poorly documented limit on how large the compressed file could be, because of the limited memory available during the boot process. If the file was too large, it would either fail to display or cause the system to crash, which required the user to reboot and drop into DOS mode before the logo had a chance to load, either delete it or rename it to prevent the system trying to display it again before it could be fixed or replaced. Staying below, moreover editing an image to bring it below this limit was an imprecise science that required taking advantage of the particular characteristics of RLE, e.g. ensuring there were sufficient areas of the screen with long horizontal runs of the same color, by reducing the dither quality or color reduction mode, shrinking it and adding a black border a few pixels wide all around, etc.
Each run allowed a two byte code to represent a strip many pixels wide, hence blank spaces or areas of flat color compressed tightly, whereas regions with no repeated colors at all were at best uncompressed, at worst larger than they would otherwise have been. Replace the Ugly Startup and Shutdown Screens Rubenking, Neil. "Windows Start-Up and Shutdown Screens". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. 19: 123–124. Schnurer, Georg. "Logo-lei". C't. Heise: 332. MSKB: Individuelle Bilder bei Start und Beenden von Windows 98 anzeigen