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Maxim (magazine)

Maxim is an international men's magazine and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997, prominent for its photography of actresses and female models whose careers are at a current peak. Maxim has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month. Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide. Maxim was founded by Felix Dennis in 1995 and expanded to the United States in 1997. Maxim has expanded into many other countries, including Australia. In 1999, MaximOnline.com was created. It contains content not included in the print version and focuses on the same general topics, along with exclusive sections such as the "Girls of Maxim" galleries and the "Joke of the Day". "Maxim Video" contains video clips of interviews, music videos, photo shoots, original content. On February 5, 2005, Maxim Radio, featuring male-oriented talk programming, debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio. Following the Sirius-XM merger in late 2008, the Maxim brand was dropped, the channel is now known as Sirius XM Stars Too.

On June 5, 2006, the magazine announced plans to build a casino on the Las Vegas Strip north of Circus Circus, but the casino plan failed after local condominium owners complained that the proposed casino would ruin their view. The land was sold to MGM Mirage. On June 15, 2007, private equity firm Quadrangle Group, along with long-time media executive Kent Brownridge, announced the acquisition of the parent company of Maxim, Blender and MaximOnline.com in the United States, under the name Alpha Media Group. As of April 23, 2009 Dennis Publishing has announced that it will no longer continue producing a print edition of Maxim in the UK, though the website for the UK version will remain. In July 2009, Maxim partnered with the UFC for the first-ever Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search at the UFC Fan Expo. 40 girls participated in the contest, the winner was Natasha Wicks. Quadrangle Group gave up on its investment in Alpha Media Group in August 2009, making Cerberus Capital Management the majority partner.

In 2013, Alpha announced the sale of Maxim to the newly created Darden Media Group, but Darden was unable to raise the money. Calvin Darden, Jr. was charged with fraud relating to the transaction. Between 2010 and 2012, Maxim eliminated two issues, going from 12 issues a year to 10, decreased its circulation numbers by 20%, from a reported 2.5 million to only 2 million. Maximum Warrior debuted in 2011, as an online reality competition that tests ten of America's most elite military operators in ten military-inspired challenges; the videos on the Maxim app on Xbox Live. Several episodes feature Maxim's Military Advisor. Maximum Warrior is produced by Grand Street Media. On February 27, 2014, entrepreneur Sardar Biglari, the founder of Biglari Holdings and Biglari Capital, purchased Maxim. "We plan to build the business on multiple dimensions," he said at the time, "thereby energizing our readership and viewership." In September 2014 he hired Kate Lanphear, the former style director of Elle and T: The New York Times Fashion Magazine as editor, in an attempt to remake it as a luxury and fashion journal, at an annual salary, thought to be more than $700,000.

During Lanphear's tenure, the September 2015 issue featured actor Idris Elba on its cover, marking the first time that the magazine did not have a woman on the cover. Lanphear left the magazine in November 2015. In January 2016, Biglari took over as Editor-in-Chief of Maxim, though a Maxim staffer said that the new masthead title just formalizes what has always been clear: Biglari exercises full editorial control over Maxim. At one point last year, the staffer said, he decided to throw out a nearly-complete version of the December issue in order to redesign the magazine. On January 13, 2016, Gilles Bensimon joined Biglari as a special creative director. "What drew me to Maxim was Sardar's vision for the brand," said Bensimon. In 2004, the Gender Issues Centre, an on-campus feminist organization at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, protested an on-campus "Thunder Bay Boob Idol" event sponsored by Maxim and Coors Light; the Centre described Maxim as consisting of "sexist bravado and racist imagery".

In 2006, Alok Jha of The Guardian criticized Maxim for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and sexual objectification of women. In June 2007, Israeli diplomat David Saranga invited Maxim to the country. In what came to be known as "beers and babes", the magazine did photo shoots of near-naked Israeli women who serve in the army; the campaign drew an angry reaction from lawmaker Colette Avital, a former diplomat who served as Israel's consul-general in New York City in the 1990s. Prof. John H. Brown of Georgetown University described the spread as the first event in a new branch of public diplomacy. In February 2008, Maxim was criticized by the rock band The Black Crowes for rating their upcoming CD, without hearing the entire album. Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus said, "Maxim's actions seem to lack journalistic integrity and intentionally mislead their readership." According to Crowes, the magazine stated in an email that "Of course, we always prefer to hearing music, but sometimes there are big albums that we don’t want to ignore that aren’t available to hear, what happened with the Crowes.

It’s either an educated guess preview or no coverage at all, so in this case we chose the former." The magazine's editorial director James Kaminsky apologized, stating "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. That policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our maga

Robin Humphreys

Robert Arthur Humphreys, known as Robin Humphreys, was a British historian, the first professor of Latin American studies in the United Kingdom, the founder of the Institute of Latin American Studies at University College London. His books cover the emancipation of South America, British diplomacy in Central America, the evolution of modern Latin America. Born on 6 June 1907, Humphreys was educated at Lincoln Grammar School and graduated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. In 1934 he was appointed assistant lecturer in American history at University College London. During the Second World War Humphreys worked at the British Foreign Office in a research capacity. After the war he returned to UCL and was promoted to reader, becoming, in 1948, the UK's first professor of Latin American history. In 1965 Humphreys was the founding Director of the University of London's Institute of Latin American Studies, a position he held until 1974. From 1965 to 1969 he served as the President of the Royal Historical Society.

He died on 2 May 1999 aged 91. British Consular Reports on the Trade and Politics of Latin America, 1824-1826 Latin America "The Study of Latin-American History in England" William Robertson and his History of America "William Hickling Prescott: The Man and the Historian" Tradition and Revolt in Latin America, other essays Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Latin America and the Second World War Volume 1: 1939 - 1942, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 978-1-47428-822-4 Volume 2: 1942 - 1945, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 978-1-47428-825-5

Dahod railway station

Dahod railway station is a railway station serving Dahod town, in Dahod district of Gujarat State of India. It is under Ratlam railway division of Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways, it is located on New Delhi–Mumbai main line of the Indian Railways. Dahod is well connected by rail to Indore Junction, Bhopal Junction, Jabalpur Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Jaipur Junction, Udaipur City, Ahmedabad Junction, Amritsar Junction, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Mumbai Central, Muzaffarpur Junction, Firozpur Cantonment, Varanasi Junction; the Dahod - Indore Rail Project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2022. Dahod will be connect to Indore through Jhabua. Dahod - Indore Rail Project is 204.76 km long. The following Passenger, MEMU, Superfast trains start from here: 12929/30 Dahod - Valsad Intercity Superfast Express 69189/90 Dahod - Anand MEMU 69117/18 Dahod - Vadodara MEMU 69119/20 Dahod - Vadodara MEMU 69181/82 Dahod - Ratlam MEMU 69187/88 Dahod - Ratlam MEMU 59393/94 Dahod - Bhopal Fast Passenger