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Empshott

Empshott is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It lies 3.5 miles southwest of its nearest town. It is included in the civil parish of Hawkley; the nearest railway station is 2.7 miles southeast of the village, at Liss. The village is home to the Holy Rood church. Additions include a Victorian bell-turret; the famous Hambledon batsman John Small was born in Empshott in 1737. To the west the land rises steeply in a scarp formation known as the East Hampshire Hangars. Goleigh Hill and Noar Hill are two of the highest points in the county which forms parts of the Hampshire Downs; the River Rother has its source in the village. Media related to Empshott at Wikimedia Commons

Hierarchical temporal memory

Hierarchical temporal memory is a biologically constrained theory of intelligence described in the 2004 book On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee. HTM is based on neuroscience and the physiology and interaction of pyramidal neurons in the neocortex of the mammalian brain. At the core of HTM are learning algorithms that can store, learn and recall high-order sequences. Unlike most other machine learning methods, HTM learns time-based patterns in unlabeled data on a continuous basis. HTM is robust to noise, it has high capacity, meaning that it can learn multiple patterns simultaneously; when applied to computers, HTM is well suited for prediction, anomaly detection and sensorimotor applications. The theory has been tested and implemented in software through example applications from Numenta and a few commercial applications from Numenta's partners. A typical HTM network is a tree-shaped hierarchy of levels that are composed of smaller elements called regions. A single level in the hierarchy contains several regions.

Higher hierarchy levels have fewer regions. Higher hierarchy levels can reuse patterns learned at the lower levels by combining them to memorize more complex patterns; each HTM region has the same basic functionality. In learning and inference modes, sensory data comes into the bottom level regions. In generation mode, the bottom level regions output the generated pattern of a given category; the top level has a single region that stores the most general categories which determine, or are determined by, smaller concepts in the lower levels which are more restricted in time and space. When set in inference mode, a region interprets information coming in from its child regions in the lower level as probabilities of the categories it has in memory; each HTM region learns by identifying and memorizing spatial patterns, which are combinations of input bits that occur at the same time. It identifies temporal sequences of spatial patterns that are to occur one after another. HTM is an evolving theory, that is, it isn't yet a complete theory, as our knowledge of the neocortex is incomplete.

The new findings on the neocortex are thus progressively incorporated into the HTM model, which can thus change over time. The new findings do not invalidate the previous ones, so ideas from one generation are not excluded in its successive one; because of this evolving nature of the theory, there have been several generations of HTM algorithms, which are described below. The first generation of HTM algorithms is sometimes referred to as zeta 1. During training, a node receives a temporal sequence of spatial patterns as its input; the learning process consists of two stages: The spatial pooling identifies observed patterns and memorizes them as "coincidences". Patterns that are similar to each other are treated as the same coincidence. A large number of possible input patterns are reduced to a manageable number of known coincidences; the temporal pooling partitions coincidences that are to follow each other in the training sequence into temporal groups. Each group of patterns represents a "cause" of the input pattern.

The concepts of spatial pooling and temporal pooling are still quite important in the current HTM theory. Temporal pooling is not yet well understood, its meaning has changed over time. During inference, the node calculates the set of probabilities that a pattern belongs to each known coincidence, it calculates the probabilities that the input represents each temporal group. The set of probabilities assigned to the groups is called a node's "belief" about the input pattern.. This belief is the result of the inference, passed to one or more "parent" nodes in the next higher level of the hierarchy. "Unexpected" patterns to the node do not have a dominant probability of belonging to any one temporal group, but have nearly equal probabilities of belonging to several of the groups. If sequences of patterns are similar to the training sequences the assigned probabilities to the groups will not change as as patterns are received; the output of the node will not change as much, a resolution in time is lost.

In a more general scheme, the node's belief can be sent to the input of any node in any level, but the connections between the nodes are still fixed. The higher-level node combines this output with the output from other child nodes thus forming its own input pattern. Since resolution in space and time is lost in each node as described above, beliefs formed by higher-level nodes represent an larger range of space and time; this is meant to reflect the organization of the physical world. Larger concepts are perceived to change more and consist of smaller concepts that change more quickly. Jeff Hawkins postulates that brains evolved this type of hierarchy to match and affect the organization of the external world. More details about the functioning of Zeta 1 HTM can be found in Numenta's old documentation; the second generation of HTM learning algorithms referred to as cortical learning algorithms, was drastically different from zeta 1. It relies on a data structure called sparse distributed representations (that is, a data structure whose elements are b

F.C. Ararat Tehran

FC Ararat is an Armenian diaspora football team based in Tehran, Iran who play in the Tehran Province League. Ararat football club is the football club of the multisport Ararat Club in Iran. Ararat has a policy of signing only players; the club was established in 1944 by a group of Armenian-Iranians. They named the club after the famous mountain of the same name; the club was run by an Armenian athletic organization and was one of few clubs in Iranian football to have its own private stadium and training facilities. The club has never had spectacular results, but has always provided talented players for Iranian football, it was supported by the Armenian minority in Iran, but was loved by many non-Armenian Iranians. The last time the club played in the top level of Iranian football was the 1995–96 season of the Azadegan League. Due to the poor decisions of the club management, Ararat FC has spent most of the past few years playing in the 1st Division and 2nd Division of Iran's football leagues; until the club had a policy of only employing Armenian staff and players, but with the team's poor form in the past few years, this decision has been overturned and non-Armenians have coached the team.

The players though are all Armenian-Iranians. In the 2005–06 season the club came close to promotion into the Azadegan League, but fell short in the last few weeks of the season. In 2007–08 season they took the last place in their group and relegated to 3rd division but in July 2008, Iran Football Federation increased number of 2nd Division teams to 28 and Ararat still remained in 2nd Division. A major changes heralded for Ararat in 2008, as the terrible state of the club's finances was revealed, they were unable to pay wages and had major debts; the club's owner, Armenian-Iranians, were able to raise some more money, but this soon proved to be insufficient resources to sustain the club. They finished last in the 2nd Division standings of the 2008–09 season. Thus, being relegated to 3rd Division. After the club's relegation, Arrarat was dissolved by its owners. Arrarat was reopened on 9 October 2014 after a five years of absence, they played a friendly match at the same day with Esteghlal XI which Ararat won 7–0 which showed their return.

The club was placed in the Tehran Provincial League Division 1 and lost their first match 2–1. In 2015 the club was promoted to the Tehran Provincial League; the table below chronicles the achievements of Ararat in various competitions since 1965. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Official sports section of the Ararat Armenian Cultural Organization of Iran Ararat FC Fan Blog blog

Thnks fr th Mmrs

"Thnks fr th Mmrs" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy. The song debuted on radio on March 20, 2007, was released on March 27 as the third single from their third studio album, Infinity on High. With music composed by Patrick Stump and the lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, the song was one of the two tracks produced by Babyface for the album."Thnks fr th Mmrs" was a commercial success, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, became the band's highest charting and most popular single in Australia at No. 3 on the ARIA charts. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 500,000 units, Platinum in Australia for shipments of 70,000 copies; the hit single reached the two-million sales mark week ending December 27, 2009 in the US, becoming another two-million seller for the band, along the lines of their earlier single "Sugar, We're Goin Down" from their previous 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree. As of February 2014, it has sold 3,527,000 copies.

"Thnks fr th Mmrs" became a staple at the band's concerts, interview performances and radio, being one of the band's most recognized singles. In an interview with Kerrang!, bassist Pete Wentz explained that the song refers to a romantic relationship in which the initial sentiments have perished, but both lovers continue to "sleep with each other" to appease their physical and mental desires. The title, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is the words "thanks for the memories" after having been disemvowelled; the line that appears near the end of each chorus, "He tastes like you, only sweeter", is a line from the play and film Closer. The song is featured in a Track Pack for Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5, available for DLC on Lips games series and Rock Band 3, it is featured on the game Boogie Superstar for the Wii. The song peaked outside of the top 10 at No. 11 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100, nine places lower than previous single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting the shipment of 500,000 copies, although it is eligible for a double platinum certification, having sold 2,527,000 copies in the US as of February 2014.

The song peaked at No. 19 the U. S. Modern Rock Tracks and No. 13 on the Mainstream Top 40. In Australia, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" reached a peak of No. 3 on the ARIA chart, after peaking at No. 4, making it the band's highest charting song in that region and the second top 10 hit single from Infinity on High there. It was certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for the shipment of 70,000 units. In the UK, the track peaked at No. 12, making it another top 20 hit for the band there. Since 2007, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" has sold over 200,000 copies to date becoming one of the band's biggest selling singles in the UK. In New Zealand, the song placed at No. 11. In Ireland the track came in at No. 17. The music video opens with Pete Wentz talking before filming it. Patrick asks Pete; the song starts up, a chimpanzee yells "Cut!" and calls the band a "joke", complaining that he should have hired Panic! at the Disco. The chimp texts somebody on his phone, complaining that the band is "wack".

Andy Hurley is replaced by another ape, when he tries to retrieve his drumsticks, he is thrown out of the studio. In one scene, Pete is shown receiving a phone call from William Beckett of fellow Decaydance band The Academy Is.... Other scenes show the band playing the song on a brightly lit stage with the letters "FOB" in the background, the band's different communications with the chimpanzees. At one point during filming, Pete sits on a bed and attempts to kiss his character's love interest, only to have the chimp stop him and show him the correct way to kiss her. Unhappy with the chimp's demands, Pete tries to leave, before Kardashian stops him and the couple kiss, prompting Pete to stay. In the final scene, Pete breaks the choreography; as the chimp angrily complains about his behavior and calls him a "prima donna" and begins caressing Kim, Pete smashes his bass guitar into the "B" from the "FOB" lights on the back wall leaves the stage. The "B" falls off leaving "FO"; the "FOB" lights on the back wall of the video can be seen floating on the water in the music video for Fall Out Boy's "What a Catch, Donnie".

In 2018 Fall Out Boy released a music video for Bishops Knife Trick, the tenth track off their 2018 album “Mania”, which parodies “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”. Lyrics written by bassist/backing vocalist Pete Wentz. Yellow vinyl"Thnks fr th Mmrs" "Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" US CD"Lindbergh Palace Remix" – 7:53 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 3:23Promo"Thnks fr th Mmrs"The Remixes"Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 3:53 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 3:51 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 5:11 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 7:50 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 7:14 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 6:37 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" – 8:25 "Thnks fr th Mmrs" (The Lindbergh Palace

Diamond Trust Bank Group

Diamond Trust Bank Group, in short DTB Group, is an African banking group active in Burundi, Kenya and Uganda. The flagship company of the group, Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the central bank and national banking regulator in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. DTB Group's main offices are located at Diamond Trust Bank Centre, along Mombasa Road, in Nairobi, Kenya; the coordinates of DTBC are:1°19'35.0"S, 36°50'54.0"E. The flagship of DTB Group is Diamond Trust Bank, founded in 1946; as of December 2013, the group is ranked the eighth largest commercial bank, by assets, out of 43 licensed banks in Kenya. At that time, the group's total assets were US$1.924 billion, with shareholders' equity of about US$242.1 million. As of 2018, it ranked 5th; the group works in collaboration with the Habib Bank of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. In July 2017, the Diamond Trust Bank Group acquired 100% ownership of the former "Habib Bank Kenya".

The new acquisition merged with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, effective 1 August 2017. As part of the new acquisition, DTB Group has agreed to retain 41 former Habib Bank employees. DTB Group includes the following companies: Diamond Trust Bank Limited - Retail banking - Nairobi, Kenya 100% Shareholding - A commercial bank in Kenya, serving individuals and businesses; this is the flagship company of the group, accounting for 6.4% of banking assets in Kenya, as at December 2016. Diamond Trust Bank Limited - Retail banking - Kampala, Uganda 54.1% Shareholding - A commercial bank in Uganda, serving both individuals and businesses. Diamond Trust Bank Limited - Retail banking - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 62.9% Shareholding - A commercial bank in Tanzania, serving both individuals and businesses. Diamond Trust Bank Limited - Retail banking - Bujumbura, Burundi 67.3% Shareholding - A commercial bank in Bujumbura, serving individuals and businesses. Diamond Trust Insurance Agency Limited - Bancassurance - Nairobi, Kenya 100% Shareholding - This unit offers Bancassurance services.

Diamond Trust Bank Limited - Retail banking - Kigali, Rwanda - In development. Premier Savings and Finance Limited - Dormant - Nairobi, Kenya 100% Shareholding. Jubilee Insurance Company of Burundi - Insurance - Bujumbura, Burundi - 20% Shareholding - An insurance company in Burundi. A member of Jubilee Insurance Company Limited. Jubilee Insurance which shares a common shareholder with Diamond Trust Bank holds 80 percent of the venture. Services and Systems Limited - Dormant]] - Nairobi, Kenya - 40 percent Shareholding; the shares of the Diamond Trust Bank Group are listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. As of July 2017, the major shareholders in the Group's stock, are depicted in the table below: As of August 2014 DTB Group maintains a total of nearly 100 branches in the East African countries where it operates. In May 2012, Kenyan press reports indicated that the group planned expansion into Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan by 2020. List of banks in Kenya Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania Records US$7.5 Million Pre-Tax Profit Diamond Trust Bank Kenya official site Diamond Trust Bank Uganda official site Diamond Trust Bank Group Posts Strong Growth DTB Group Plans Regional Expansion