Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, South Africa. It has a capacity of 25,000 and at present operates under the sponsor name of "Sahara Stadium Kingsmead". Kingsmead has hosted 44 Test matches, the first was in 1923 when South Africa played the touring England team; the ground has hosted 46 One Day Internationals, the first was in 1992 when South Africa played India. The Englishman Phil Mead became the first Test century scorer at the ground when he made 181 against South Africa in 1923. Of the 72 Test centuries made at the ground the highest is Gary Kirsten's innings of 275 made against England in 1999; the highest score by an overseas player is 243, achieved by the Englishman Eddie Paynter. The only other players to have scored a double century at Kingsmead are Graeme Pollock and Bill Edrich. Three players have scored a century in both innings of a match at the ground; the Englishman Jack Russell became the first player to do it in 1912 followed by the Australian's Ricky Ponting and Phillip Hughes in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
Jacques Kallis holds the record for the most Test centuries at the ground with five. In 1993, against Pakistan, the West Indian Brian Lara scored the first of twenty-three ODI centuries at the ground. Lara's innings of 128 from 125 deliveries remains the highest ODI score seen at Kingsmead. Four players – Jacques Kallis, David Miller, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock – have scored two ODI centuries at the ground. * denotes that the batsman was not out. Inns. Denotes the number of the innings in the match. Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings. NR denotes. Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at Kingsmead; the column title Date refers to the date. The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won, lost or if the match was drawn, tied, or a no result; the following table summarises the Test centuries scored at Kingsmead. The following table summarises; the following table summarises the Twenty20 International century scored at Kingsmead. The following table summarises the women's Test centuries scored at Kingsmead
The Xixime were an indigenous people who inhabited a portion of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the present day states of Durango and Sinaloa, Mexico. The Xixime are noted for their reported practice of cannibalism and resistance to Spanish colonization in the form of the Xixime Rebellion of 1610; the Xixime spoke a poorly documented, now-extinct Uto-Aztecan language. Dialects of Xixime included Hume; the exact classification of the language is unknown although it may belong to the Taracahitic branch. A considerable amount of the scholarship and media attention devoted to the Xixime has focused on the group's reported practice of cannibalism. While a variety colonial Spanish accounts of the Xixime report the culture engaged in frequent, ritual consumption of enemy peoples, the historical accuracy of the allegations is disputed. A number of historians including Susan M. Deeds apply theories developed by Gananath Obeyesekere on Aztec sacrifice to suggest that the practice of cannibalism was "exaggerated or contrived" by the Xixime to intimidate their Spanish enemies.
In 2011 José Luis Punzo argued that newly discovered bones from Cueva del Mague, Durango constituted proof of the practice, citing evidence of "boiling and defleshing." Conquistador Nuño de Guzmán first documented the existence of the Xixime via reports collected by scouts during a 1530 expedition. In comparison with their neighbors, the Xiximes were regarded as civilized by the Spanish given their urban settlements and stone buildings. Despite tolerating the presence of Spanish missions in neighboring territories, the Xiximes, in 1610, began organizing violent resistance to colonial incursions; the Xiximes solicited help from the Acaxees and Tepehuán arguing that Jesuit churches were "temples of disease" and that destroying them would bring immortality. In response to Acaxee unwillingness to cooperate in anti-Spanish rebellion, the Xiximes began organizing attacks on Acaxee villages. To fend off the attacks, the Acaxee requested protection from the Spanish. In response, Francisco de Urdiñola attempted to secure peace through diplomatic means, though such efforts were spurned by the Xiximes.
Aided by 200 Spanish soldiers and 1,100 indigenous allies, Urdiñola attempted to quell the Acaxee-led. By October, the surrender of key rebel leaders had ended the uprising; the Tepehuán Revolt of 1616, which proved harder to contain than the Xixime Rebellion, enjoyed widespread Xixime support
The Coco is a mythical ghost-monster, equivalent to the bogeyman, found in many Hispanophone and Lusophone countries. It can be considered an Iberian version of a bugbear, as it is a used figure of speech representing an irrational or exaggerated fear; the Coco is a male being. The myth of the Coco, or Cucuy, originated in Galicia. According to the Real Academia Española, the word coco derives from the Galician and Portuguese côco, which means "coconut"; the word coco is used in colloquial speech to refer to the human head in Spanish. Coco means "skull"; the word cocuruto in Portuguese means "the crown of the head" or "the highest place". In Galicia, crouca means "head", from proto-Celtic *krowkā-, with variant cróca, it is cognate with Cornish crogen, meaning "skull", Breton krogen ar penn meaning "skull". In Irish, clocan means "skull". Many Latin American countries refer to the monster as el Cuco. In northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, where there is a large Hispanic population, it is referred to by its anglicized name, "the Coco Man".
In Brazilian folklore, the monster is referred to as Cuca and pictured as a female humanoid alligator, derived from the Portuguese coca, a dragon. In Spain and Latin America, parents sometimes invoke the Coco or Cuca as a way of discouraging their children from misbehaving, it is not the way what it does that scares most. It is a kidnapper, it is on the lookout for children's misbehavior from the rooftops. It represents the opposite of the guardian angel and is compared to the devil. Others see the Coco as a representation of the deceased of the local community; the oldest known rhyme about the Coco, which originated in the 17th century, is in the Auto de los desposorios de la Virgen by Juan Caxés. The rhyme has evolved over the years, but still retains its original meaning: The Portuguese lullaby recorded by José Leite de Vasconcelos tells Coca to go to the top of the roof. In other versions of the same lullaby, the name of Coca is changed to that of "papão negro", the name of another bogeyman.
The traditional Brazilian lullaby is as follows, with the Cuca as a female humanoid alligator: Brazilians have a bogeyman version, which sometimes acquires regional colors where the bogeyman is a small owl, murucututu, or other birds of prey that could be on the roof of homes at night. Verses and songs were used in pre-Roman Iberia to transmit history to the younger generations, as told by ancient authors. Sallust said, he was quoted by Servius, who emphasised that it was the role of the mothers to remember and teach the young men about the war feats of their fathers. Silius Italicus added more. Strabo, commented that history was recorded in verse. During the Portuguese and Spanish colonization of Latin America, the legend of the Coco was spread to countries such as Mexico and Chile. There is no general description of the cucuy, as far as facial or body descriptions, but it is stated that this shapeshifting being is horrible to look at; the coco is variously described as a shapeless figure, sometimes a hairy monster, that hides in closets or under beds and eats children that misbehave when they are told to go to bed.
Coca is the name of a female dragon who featured in various medieval celebrations in the Iberian Peninsula. In Portugal one still survives in Monção, she is called an allusion to the Irish saint, or Coca rabicha. If she defeats Saint George by scaring the horse, there will be a bad year for famine. Oddly enough, the people cheer for Saint Coca. In Galicia there are still one in Betanzos and the other in Redondela; the legend says that the dragon arrived from the sea and was devouring the young women until she was killed in combat by the young men of the city. In Monção, the legend says, she lives in the Minho; the dragon shared the same name, given in Portuguese and Spanish to the cog, although used for trade, it was a war vessel common in medieval warfare and piracy raids on coastal villages. The oldest reference to Coca is in the book Livro 3 de Doações de D. Afonso III from the year 1274, where it is referred to as a big fish that appears on the shore: "And if by chance any whale or sperm whale or mermaid or coca or dolphin or Musaranha or other large fish that resembles some of these die in Sesimbra or Silves or elsewhere" In Catalonia, the Cuca fera de Tortosa was first documented in 1457.
Cindy Lorena Hermida Aguilar is a Colombian model and beauty pageant queen first runner-up of the Miss Colombia 2012 and representative of Colombia Miss International 2013) Lorena is student of Business Administration at the National Unified Corporation of Neiva. Lorena is studying English, play tennis and basketball. Hermida is the daughter of Geovanna Aguilar Trujillo, her height is 5 feet part with 9 1/2 inches, their body measurements are 34.3 - 25.4 - 39, having a swarthy skin and dark brown eyes. On the night of the November 12 in Cartagena she received one of the highest scores at the evening gown gala where she was named first runner-up. For the first time in the 78 years of the contest, a representative of Huila reaches as prominent position thus achieving higher the position in the tournament's history; the response proved to be safe and direct earning her public confidence and the jury gave her the title of National Beauty Virreina of Colombia 2012-2013, curiously, two years ago Natalia Valenzuela of Huila achieved second runner-up position.
Lorena represented Colombia in Miss International 2013 and got the fifth place
Robert "Bobby" East, is an American auto racing driver. He has raced in the United States Auto Club, the Auto Racing Club of American, NASCAR, he resides in Brownsburg, Indiana. In 2001, East became the youngest driver in USAC history to win a feature when he won a USAC National Midget event at the Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana at the age of 16 years, six months, 25 days in 2001. East competed full-time in the USAC National Midget Series where he was the champion in 2004 driving the Steve Lewis Racing #9; the car's chassis was built by his father, Bob East, legendary short-track car builder of midgets and silver crown machines. The title gave him the distinction of the being the youngest national champion in the series' history at age 19. East was the most victorious driver during the 2004 USAC season with 15 victories among the series' three divisions, he wound up in victory lane seven times in national midgets, five times in national sprint cars, once each in the Silver Crown, Western States Sprint Car, Speedrome Regional Midget Series during the season.
The highlights of the season were winning the Turkey Night Grand Prix. East has moved on to NASCAR, he made his Busch Series debut at Memphis Motorsports Park in October 2005. He made his Craftsman Truck Series debut in a Roush Racing Ford at Phoenix. However, he wrecked late in that event. East is a member of Ford Motor Company's driver development program and competed in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2006 for Wood Brothers/JTG Racing as a teammate to fellow rookie Marcos Ambrose, he finished 23rd in points despite missing two races. In 2007, East ran with Brewco Motorsports, splitting time in the #27 and #37 cars, a few ARCA races as well, he ran part-time in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2008, driving the #09 Zaxby's Ford F-150 for Jack Roush. Official website Bobby East driver statistics at Racing-Reference