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1006

Year 1006 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. Summer – The Saracen fleet appears before Pisa, but departs again; the Pisans take their fleet to sea to give chase and defeat the Arab fleet at the battle of Reggio Calabria. Fall – Danish Viking raiders led by Sweyn I attack and destroy the river crossing at Wallingford; the Danes burn the town of Reading. A major eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano covers all of central Java with volcanic ash, causes devastation throughout central Java, destroys a Hindu kingdom on the island of Java. May 1 – The brightest supernova recorded, SN 1006, occurs in the constellation of Lupus, it is observed and described in China, Iraq and Europe and depicted in North American rock art. Modern astronomers now consider its distance at about 7,200 light-years; the supernova provides enough light to read by on a night with a dark moon. October 23 – Wen Yanbo, grand chancellor Al-Lakhmi, Fatimid scholar and jurist Constantine X, Byzantine emperor Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Persian Sufi poet February 13 – Fulcran, bishop of Lodève July 21 - Gisela of Burgundy, duchess of Bavaria December 26 – Gao Qiong, Chinese general Ælfhelm of York, ealdorman of Northumbria Azon the Venerable, French prelate Cenwulf, bishop of Winchester Fiachra Ua Focarta, abbot of Clonfert Giovanni Orseolo, Venetian nobleman Ibn Marzuban, Persian official and physician Maud of Normandy, French noblewoman Olaf the Peacock, Icelandic merchant Sherira Gaon, Jewish spiritual leader

Somos Los Otros NY

Somos Los Otros NY is a Mexican activist collective that operates in New York City and Washington DC in political and cultural events that raise awareness for Mexico's current human rights crisis. The group counts with social media presence and has appeared on the internet with protest action videos that counter the Mexican government's political narrative. Due to deteriorating human rights situation in Mexico and declining popular opinion abroad, Mexicans residing in the United States began to organize collectives to denounce the government of Mexico's human rights violations, and, in particular, the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa. One such group was Somos Los Otros NY, a collective known for their online distribution of political content. Mexican activists began the collective "Somos Los Otros NY" in New York, New York during the fall of 2014 for the explicit purpose of developing a political message for the immigrant Mexican community. Somos Los Otros NY is a New York based Mexican activists collective that has maintained pressure on the Mexican government over their human rights record and derailed the public relations efforts of the Mexican government in Washington D.

C. The group has maintained protests visibly active since the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students. In the fall of 2014, the group established activities in the New York area, but made its presence felt in Washington D. C. during Enrique Peña Nieto's meeting with President Obama. In parallel with their advocacy for the Ayotzinapa cause, they have begun spearheading a campaign against Plan Merida too in order to call attention to the client state status the Mexican government enjoys from the US government. Under Plan Merida, hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military equipment and diplomatic support have been provided to the Mexican government since the end of 2007. Using different forms of traditional and internet based media, the group has created several viral videos showing their disdain for President Enrique Peña Nieto, their most popular video showed the current president of Mexico exiting a luxurious hotel as the activist group yelled Asesino. Their videos and photographs have grown in popularity since the inception of the group, having been cited by multiple news outlets in both the US and Mexico

Carabus intricatus

Carabus intricatus, the blue ground beetle, is a species of ground beetle found in Europe. It is a large beetle, with a metallic purple or blue and surfaced elytra. In Britain it was only recorded three times in the twenty years up to 1993 and was considered extinct there, but in 1994 it was found in a couple of places near Dartmoor. Carabus intricatus are nocturnal carnivores that are active in the spring and early summer. Tests have shown they prefer slugs from the genus Limax Limax marginatus, they were found to have a taste for liver, dog food, crabsticks. In the wild, the adults are found under bark on dead wood, under rocks, it does not require ground vegetation, likes damp, moss-covered wood. The beetles seem to be active throughout the year and a fully-grown larva has been found in summer; this specimen ate slugs prior to pupating, emerged as an adult some three weeks later. It is thought; the adults are long-lived. Photo gallery