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Libertas

Libertas is the Roman goddess and personification of liberty. She became a politicised figure in the Late Republic, featured on coins supporting the populares faction, those of the assassins of Julius Caesar. Nonetheless, she sometimes appears on coins from the imperial period, such as Galba's "Freedom of the People" coins during his short reign after the death of Nero, she is portrayed with two accoutrements: the rod and the soft pileus, which she holds out, rather than wears. The Greek equivalent of the goddess Libertas is the personification of liberty. There are many post-classical depictions of liberty as a person which retain some of the iconography of the Roman goddess. Libertas was associated with the pileus worn by the freed slave: Among the Romans the cap of felt was the emblem of liberty; when a slave obtained his freedom he had his head shaved, wore instead of his hair an undyed pileus. Hence the phrase servos ad pileum vocare is a summons to liberty, by which slaves were called upon to take up arms with a promise of liberty.

"The figure of Liberty on some of the coins of Antoninus Pius, struck A. D. 145, holds this cap in the right hand". Libertas was recognized in ancient Rome by the rod, used ceremonially in the act of Manumissio vindicta, Latin for'freedom by the rod': The master brought his slave before the magistratus, stated the grounds of the intended manumission. "The lictor of the magistratus laid a rod on the head of the slave, accompanied with certain formal words, in which he declared that he was a free man ex Jure Quiritium", that is, "vindicavit in libertatem". The master in the meantime held the slave, after he had pronounced the words "hunc hominem liberum volo," he turned him round and let him go, whence the general name of the act of manumission; the magistratus declared him to be free The Roman Republic was established with the creation of Libertas and is associated with the overthrow of the Tarquin kings. She was worshiped by the family of Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger. In 238 BC, before the Second Punic War, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus built a temple to Libertas on the Aventine Hill.

Census tables were stored inside the temple's atrium. A subsequent temple was built on Palatine Hill, another of the Seven hills of Rome, by Publius Clodius Pulcher. By building and consecrating the temple on the site of the former house of then-exiled Cicero, Clodius ensured that the land was uninhabitable. Upon his return, Cicero argued that the consecration was invalid and thus managed to reclaim the land and destroy the temple. In 46 BC, the Roman Senate voted to build and dedicate a shrine to Libertas in recognition of Julius Caesar, but no temple was built; the goddess Libertas is depicted on the Great Seal of France, created in 1848. This is the image which influenced French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in the creation of his statue of Liberty Enlightening the World. Libertas, along with other Roman goddesses, has served as the inspiration for many modern-day personifications, including the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in the United States. According to the National Park Service, the Statue's Roman robe is the main feature that invokes Libertas and the symbol of Liberty from which the statue derives its name.

In addition, money throughout history has borne the image of Libertas. As "Liberty", Libertas was depicted on the obverse of most coinage in the U. S. into the twentieth century – and the image is still used for the American Gold Eagle gold bullion coin. The University of North Carolina records two instances of private banks in its state depicting Libertas on their banknotes; the symbolic characters Columbia who represents the United States and Marianne, who represents France, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, many other characters and concepts of the modern age were created, are seen, as embodiments of Libertas. Liber Libera a goddess in Roman mythology Liberty Leading the People, 1830 painting David Hackett Fischer and Freedom The many faces of Miss Liberty

Out There (Dinosaur Jr. song)

"Out There" is a song by Dinosaur Jr. written by J Mascis and taken from their 1993 album Where You Been. Notable for its guitar solo and use of chimes, "Out There" was a moderate alternative radio success in the US. Released as a single in Europe, "Out There" charted at number 44 in the UK; the song has since been praised by critics as a highlight of. "Out There" is one of the more aggressive rock songs from Where You Been, contrasting with softer songs like "Start Choppin" and "Goin Home". "Out There" features a guitar solo, singled out by Ned Raggett of AllMusic as "classic Dinosaur Jr." The song features chimes, which Ultimate Classic Rock noted as an example of the band "adding to sonic palette." In addition to being released on Where You Been, "Out There" was released as a limited-edition 10-inch single through Blanco y Negro in the UK and Europe. The single featured "Keeblin'" and live versions of "The Post" and "Kracked"; the song peaked at number 44 in the UK over a two-week stay on the charts.

The song was released as a promotional single in the US. "Out There" was a moderate alternative radio hit upon its release, aided by a music video featuring the band performing in the snow. The song was included on the soundtrack for Wayne's World 2. "Out There" has seen positive reception from music critics and has been singled out as a highlight of Where You Been. Ned Raggett of AllMusic described the song as "one of the most mournful things Mascis has recorded, with an yearning chorus" and praised the guitar solo as "fiery." Josh Gray of Clash Music described Where You Been's "opening salvo of'Out There' and'Start Choppin'" as "better than sex and peanut butter." Timothy and Elizabeth Bracy of Stereogum named the song one of the "great tunes" from Where You Been, while Stevie Chick of the BBC said the song "opened the album with enough overdriven squalling and riffing to excite the teens in the Pearl Jam t-shirts." Nick Soulsby of PopMatters praised the song's "barnstorming intro."

Playment

Playment is a complete Data labeling platform which helps machine learning engineers build high quality ground truth datasets for training and validating machine learning models. It breaks down large problems into micro-tasks and distributes among its large community of trained annotators, it works on the principle of Microwork, where a series of small tasks which together comprise a large unified project, are completed by many people over the Internet. Annotators can browse through existing tasks and complete them in exchange for points, the points can be further exchanged for vouchers on online e-commerce sites such as Flipkart and Paytm. Playment was founded in August 2015 by Siddharth Mall, Ajinkya Malasane, Akshay Lal, alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagapur, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagapur respectively, they worked at Flipkart.com as Senior Business Analysts, left to create their new company Playment. On July 2, 2016, Playment run by Crowdflux Technology Pvt Ltd raised $700k Seed capital in funding from SAIF Partners Training Data for Machine Learning, Image annotation & Data labeling for Computer Vision, more.

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