San Isidro Partido
San Isidro is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina found in the north of Greater Buenos Aires. Its capital is the city of San Isidro, it is 21 km from the city of Buenos Aires. The founder of San Isidro city was Domingo de Acassuso, who built a cathedral in 1706 dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, having seen him in a dream. Other towns in the municipality are Acassuso, Boulougne, Martínez, Villa Adelina; the area of the partido is 51.44 km2. In 2010 there were 291,608 inhabitants. San Isidro borders on the partidos of Vicente López, San Martín and San Fernando. Acassuso Béccar Boulogne Sur Mer Martínez San Isidro Villa Adelina The San Isidro cathedral was completed on July 14, 1898. Constructed in Neo-Gothic style, it stands 68 m tall, it is located opposite Plaza Mitre in San Isidro's historic quarter. San Isidro is home to Club Atlético Acassuso, a football club that plays in the regionalised 3rd Division. San Isidro is home to a prominent Jockey Club, that runs San Isidro's world-class race track, the Hipódromo de San Isidro.
San Isidro is the national capital of Rugby and home to two of the most important rugby clubs in the country - SIC and CASI. There are a number of sailing clubs on the Río de la Plata. Hospital Central de San Isidro Catedral de San Isidro Colegio Nacional de San Isidro San Isidro municipality's official website San Isidro hipodromo Tourist information San isidro Club Rugby Club Atlético San Isidro Rugby Club Acassuso Football Club Acassuso -Arriba Los Azules Football InfoBAN San Isidro
University of Buenos Aires
The University of Buenos Aires is the largest university in Argentina and the largest university by enrollment in Latin America. Founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires, it consists of 13 departments, 6 hospitals, 10 museums and is linked to 4 high schools: Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza and Escuela de Educación Técnica Profesional en Producción Agropecuaria y Agroalimentaria. Entry to any of the available programmes of study in the university is open to anyone with a secondary school degree. Only upon completion of this first year may the student enter the chosen school; each subject is of one semester duration. If someone passes all 6 subjects in their respective semester, the CBC will take only one year. Potential students of economics, take a 2-year common cycle, the "CBG", comprising 12 subjects; the UBA has no central campus. A centralized Ciudad Universitaria was started in the 1960s, but contains only two schools, with the others at different locations in Buenos Aires.
Access to the university is free of charge including foreigners. However, the postgraduate programs charge tuition fees that can be covered with research scholarships for those students with outstanding academic performance; the university has produced four Nobel Prize laureates, one of the most prolific institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. According to the QS World University Rankings the University of Buenos Aires ranked number 75 in the world, making it the highest ranked university in Ibero-America; the schools that comprise the university are: Ciclo Básico Común Facultad de Psicología Facultad de Ingeniería Facultad de Odontología Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Facultad de Derecho Facultad de Medicina Facultad de Ciencias Sociales Facultad de Veterinaria Facultad de Agronomía Facultad de Ciencias Económicas Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo Of these, only the last two have their buildings located in Ciudad Universitaria, a campus-like location in Núñez, in northern Buenos Aires along the banks of the Río de la Plata.
The others are scattered around the city in buildings of various sizes, with some having more than one building. There are projects to move more schools to Ciudad Universitaria, the first one in order of importance is the School of Psychology, whose building is designed to be placed on this Campus. There are no existing Argentinian or Latin-American university ranking systems, but several international rankings have ranked the University of Buenos Aires; the reputed Academic Ranking of World Universities known as the Shanghai Ranking ranked UBA not only above all other Argentinian universities but all other Latin-American ones. The QS World University Rankings ranks UBA in the 75th place, above all other Spanish or Portuguese speaking universities in its worldwide ranking but relegates it to the 11th place in its Latin-American ranking. Luis Agote, physician Diana Agrest, Argentine born American architect and theorist Viviana Alder, marine microbiologist, Argentine Antarctic researcher Teodosio Cesar Brea and founder of Allende & Brea Alejandro Bulgheroni, oil billionaire Juan Cabral, film director Luis Caffarelli, mathematician Alberto Calderón, mathematician Primarosa Chieri, geneticist Julio Cortázar, writer Augusto Claudio Cuello and Charles E. Frosst/Merck Chair in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University Che Guevara, revolutionary leader and physician Esther Hermitte, anthropologist Salvador Maciá, physician and politician Jose Pedro Montero De Candia, 27th President of Paraguay Luis Moreno-Ocampo, lawyer and Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Patricio Pouchulu and educator Alberto Prebisch, architect Raul Prebisch, economist Teresa Ratto, physician Juan Rosai, Italian-born American surgical pathologist José Luis Murature, foreign minister of Argentina Irene Schloss, plankton biologist, Argentine Antarctic researcher Clorindo Testa and painter Richard Tomlinson, former British spy Claudio Vekstein, architect specialized in public architecture Rafael Viñoly, Uruguayan architect Inés Mónica Weinberg de Roca, former Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaThe following former students and professors of the university have received the Nobel Prize: Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Peace, 1936.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Peace, 1980. Bernardo Houssay, Physiology, 1947. Luis Federico Leloir, Chemistry, 1970. César Milstein, Medicine, 1984; the following Presidents of Argentina have earned their degrees at the university: Carlos Pellegrini, lawyer. Luis Sáenz Peña, lawyer. Manuel Quintana, lawyer. Roque Sáenz Peña, lawyer. Victorino de la Plaza, lawyer. Hipólito Yrigoyen (1916–1922 and 1928–1930, Radical Civic U
Lost (TV series)
Lost is an American drama television series that aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes. The show contains elements of supernatural and science fiction, follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, after the plane crashes on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean; the story is told in a serialized manner. Episodes feature a primary storyline set on the island, augmented by flashback or flashforward sequences which provide additional insight into the involved characters. Lost was created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, who share story writing credits for the pilot episode, which Abrams directed. Throughout the show's run and Carlton Cuse served as showrunners and head writers, working together with a large number of other executive producers and writers. Due to its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming on location in Oahu, the series was one of the most expensive on television, with the pilot alone costing over $14 million.
The fictional universe and mythology of Lost are expanded upon by a number of related media, most a series of short mini-episodes called Missing Pieces, a 12-minute epilogue titled "The New Man in Charge". Lost has been ranked by critics as one of the greatest television series of all time; the first season had an estimated average of 16 million viewers per episode on ABC. During its sixth and final season, the show averaged over 11 million U. S. viewers per episode. Lost was the recipient of hundreds of industry award nominations throughout its run and won numerous of these awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2005, Best American Import at the British Academy Television Awards in 2005, the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 2006, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. Users of IMDbPro gave Lost the highest average ranking for any television series during the first ten years of the website's operation. Season 1 begins with the aftermath of a plane crash, which leaves the surviving passengers of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 on what seems to be an uninhabited tropical island.
Jack Shephard, a doctor, becomes their leader. Their survival is threatened by a number of mysterious entities, including polar bears, an unseen creature that roams the jungle, the island's malevolent inhabitants known as "The Others", they encounter a French woman named Danielle Rousseau, shipwrecked on the island 16 years before the main story and is desperate for news of a daughter named Alex. They find a mysterious metal hatch buried in the ground. While two survivors and Boone, try to force the hatch open, four others, Jin and Sawyer attempt to leave on a raft that they have built. Meanwhile, flashbacks centered on details of the individual survivors' lives prior to the plane crash. Season 2 follows the growing conflict between the survivors and the Others and continues the theme of the clash between faith and science, while resolving old mysteries and posing new ones; the four survivors in the raft are ambushed by the Others, they take Walt, Michael's son. The survivors are forced to return to the island.
A power struggle between Jack and John Locke over control of the guns and medicine located in the hatch develops, resolved in "The Long Con" by Sawyer when he gains control of them. The hatch is revealed to be a research station built some thirty years earlier by the Dharma Initiative, a scientific research project that involved conducting experiments on the island. A man named Desmond Hume had been living in the hatch for three years, activating a computer program every 108 minutes to prevent an unknown catastrophic event from occurring. To recover his son, Michael betrays the survivors, Jack and Kate are captured. Michael is given a boat and leaves the island with his son, while John destroys the computer in the hatch, whereupon an electromagnetic event shakes the island; this causes the island to be detected by scientists working for Penelope Widmore, it is revealed that it was a similar event that caused the breakup of the plane. In Season 3, the crash survivors learn more about the Others and their long history on the mysterious island, along with the fate of the Dharma Initiative.
The leader of the Others, Benjamin Linus, is introduced as well and defections from both sides pave the way for conflict between the two. Time travel elements begin to appear in the series, as Desmond is forced to turn the fail-safe key in the hatch to stop the electromagnetic event, this sends his mind eight years to the past; when he returns to the present, he is able to see the future. Kate and Sawyer escape the Others, while Jack stays after Ben promises that Jack will be able to leave the island in a submarine if he operates on Ben, who has cancer. Jack does. Jack is left behind with Juliet, an Other, who seeks to leave the island, while John joins the Others. A helicopter carrying Naomi crashes near the island. Naomi was sent by Penelope Widmore, Desmond's ex-girlfriend. Desmond has a vision in which Charlie will drown after shutting down a signal that prevents communication with the exterior world, his vision comes true. Before drowning, Charlie writes on his hand. Meanwhile, the survivors make contact with a rescue team aboard the freighter.
In the season's finale, apparent flashbacks show a de
Silvina Ocampo Aguirre was an Argentine poet and short-fiction writer. Ocampo was born in the youngest of six children of Manuel Ocampo and Ramona Aguirre, she was educated at home by tutors. One of her sisters was Victoria Ocampo, the publisher of the literarily important Argentine magazine Sur, she studied drawing in Paris under Giorgio de Chirico. She was married to Adolfo Bioy Casares, whose lover she became when Bioy was 19, they were married in 1940. In 1954 she adopted Bioy’s daughter from another woman, Marta Bioy Ocampo, killed in an automobile accident just three weeks after Silvina Ocampo’s death, leaving two children; the estate of Silvina Ocampo and Adolfo Bioy Casares was awarded by a Buenos Aires court to yet another love child of Adolfo Bioy Casares, Fabián Bioy. Fabián Bioy died, aged 40, in February 2006. With Fabián Bioy's death, it is the many documents and manuscripts of both writers will soon become available to scholars. Ocampo began as a writer with the book of short stories Viaje olvidado in 1937, followed up with three books of poetry, Enumeración de la patria, Espacios métricos and Los sonetos del jardín.
With Espacios métricos, published in 1942 by the publishing house Sur, she won the Premio Municipal in 1954. She won the second prize in the National Poetry Comptetition for Los nombres in 1953 and came back to win the first place prize in 1962 with Lo amargo por dulce. Writing with Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ocampo published Los que aman, odian, in 1946, with J. R. Wilcock she published the theatrical work Los Traidores in 1956. With Borges and Bioy Casares, Ocampo co-authored the celebrated Antología de la literatura fantástica in 1940, the Antología poética Argentina in 1941. Viaje Olvidado, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1937. Antología de la literatura fantástica, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana,1940. Antología poética Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1941. Espacios métricos, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1942. Premio Municipal. Enumeración de la patria, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1942. Los sonetos del jardín, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1946. Los que aman, Buenos Aires, Emecé, 1946. Autobiografía de Irene, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1948. Re-issued by Orión, 1976.
Poemas de amor desesperado, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana,1949. Los nombres, Buenos Aires, Emecé, 1953. Premio Nacional de Poesía. Pequeña antología, Buenos Aires, Editorial Ene, 1954. Los traidores, Buenos Aires, Losange, 1956. Re-issued by Ada Korn, 1988. El pecado mortal, Buenos Aires, Eudeba, 1966. Informe del cielo y del infierno, prologue by Edgardo Cozarinsky, Monte Ávila, 1970. La furia, Buenos Aires, Sur, 1959. Re-issued by Orión, 1976. Las invitadas, Buenos Aires, Losada, 1961. Re-issued by Orión, 1979. Lo amargo por dulce, Buenos Aires, Emecé, 1962. Premio Nacional de Poesía. Los días de la noche, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana,1970. Amarillo celeste, Buenos Aires, Losada, 1972. El cofre volante, Buenos Aires, Estrada, 1974. El tobogán, Buenos Aires, Estrada, 1975. El caballo alado, Buenos Aires, De la flor, 1976. La casa de azúcar La naranja maravillosa, Buenos Aires, Sudamericana, 1977. Canto Escolar, Buenos Aires, Fraterna, 1979. Árboles de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Crea, 1979. La continuación y otras páginas, Buenos Aires, Centro Editor de América Latina, 1981.
Encuentros con Silvina Ocampo, dialogues with Noemí Ulla, Buenos Aires, Editorial de Belgrano, 1982. Páginas de Silvina Ocampo, selections by the author, prologue by Enrique Pezzoni, Buenos Aires, Editorial Celtia, 1984. Breve Santoral, Buenos Aires, Ediciones de arte Gaglianone, 1985. Y así sucesivamente, Tusquets, 1987. Cornelia frente al espejo, Tusquets, 1988. Premio del Club de los 13. Las reglas del secreto, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1991. A Spanish-language page on Ocampo with a good bibliography of works by and about her. Ocampo's papers at Princeton. Ocampo Collection at Notre Dame
La Recoleta Cemetery
La Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón, presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy, a granddaughter of Napoleon. In 2011, the BBC hailed it as one of the world's best cemeteries, in 2013, CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world; the monks of the Order of the Recoletos arrived in this area the outskirts of Buenos Aires, in the early eighteenth century. The cemetery is built around their convent and a church, Our Lady of Pilar, built in 1732; the order was disbanded in 1822, the garden of the convent was converted into the first public cemetery in Buenos Aires. Inaugurated on 17 November of the same year under the name of Cementerio del Norte, those responsible for its creation were the then-Governor Martin Rodríguez, who would be buried in the cemetery, government minister Bernardino Rivadavia; the 1822 layout was done by French civil engineer Próspero Catelin, who designed the current facade of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral.
The cemetery was last remodeled in 1881, while Torcuato de Alvear was mayor of the city, by the Italian architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo. Set in 5.5 hectares, the site contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, of which 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine government and are protected by the state. The entrance to the cemetery is through neo-classical gates with tall Doric columns; the cemetery contains many elaborate marble mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles such as Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Neo-Gothic, most materials used between 1880 and 1930 in the construction of tombs were imported from Paris and Milan. The entire cemetery is laid out in sections like city blocks, with wide tree-lined main walkways branching into sidewalks filled with mausoleums; these mausoleums are still being used by rich families in Argentina that have their own vault and keep their deceased there. While many of the mausoleums are in fine shape and well-maintained, others have fallen into disrepair.
Several can be littered with rubbish. Among many memorials are works by notable Argentine sculptors, Lola Mora and Luis Perlotti for instance; the tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak, due to its unusual design, is of special interest
Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. It has been defined both as "the Science of Justice" and "the Art of Justice". Law is a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or a community adhere to the will of the state. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process; the formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people. A general distinction can be made between civil law jurisdictions, in which a legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law.
Religious laws played a significant role in settling of secular matters, is still used in some religious communities. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most used religious law, is used as the primary legal system in some countries, such as Iran and Saudi Arabia; the adjudication of the law is divided into two main areas. Criminal law deals with conduct, considered harmful to social order and in which the guilty party may be imprisoned or fined. Civil law deals with the resolution of lawsuits between individuals and/or organizations. Law provides a source of scholarly inquiry into legal history, economic analysis and sociology. Law raises important and complex issues concerning equality and justice. Numerous definitions of law have been put forward over the centuries; the Third New International Dictionary from Merriam-Webster defines law as: "Law is a binding custom or practice of a community. The Dictionary of the History of Ideas published by Scribner's in 1973 defined the concept of law accordingly as: "A legal system is the most explicit, institutionalized, complex mode of regulating human conduct.
At the same time, it plays only one part in the congeries of rules which influence behavior, for social and moral rules of a less institutionalized kind are of great importance." There have been several attempts to produce "a universally acceptable definition of law". In 1972, one source indicated. McCoubrey and White said that the question "what is law?" has no simple answer. Glanville Williams said that the meaning of the word "law" depends on the context in which that word is used, he said that, for example, "early customary law" and "municipal law" were contexts where the word "law" had two different and irreconcilable meanings. Thurman Arnold said that it is obvious that it is impossible to define the word "law" and that it is equally obvious that the struggle to define that word should not be abandoned, it is possible to take the view that there is no need to define the word "law". The history of law links to the development of civilization. Ancient Egyptian law, dating as far back as 3000 BC, contained a civil code, broken into twelve books.
It was based on the concept of Ma'at, characterised by tradition, rhetorical speech, social equality and impartiality. By the 22nd century BC, the ancient Sumerian ruler Ur-Nammu had formulated the first law code, which consisted of casuistic statements. Around 1760 BC, King Hammurabi further developed Babylonian law, by codifying and inscribing it in stone. Hammurabi placed several copies of his law code throughout the kingdom of Babylon as stelae, for the entire public to see; the most intact copy of these stelae was discovered in the 19th century by British Assyriologists, has since been transliterated and translated into various languages, including English, Italian and French. The Old Testament dates back to 1280 BC and takes the form of moral imperatives as recommendations for a good society; the small Greek city-state, ancient Athens, from about the 8th century BC was the first society to be based on broad inclusion of its citizenry, excluding women and the slave class. However, Athens had no legal science or single word for "law", relying instead on the three-way distinction between divine law, human decree and custom.
Yet Ancient Greek law contained major constitutional innovations in the development of democracy. Roman law was influenced by Greek philosophy, but its detailed rules were developed by professional jurists and were sophisticated. Over the centuries between the rise and decline of the Roman Empire, law was adapted to cope with the changing social situations and underwent major codification under Theodosius II and Justinian I. Although codes were replaced by custom and case law during the Dark Ages, Roman law was rediscovered around the 11th century when medieval legal scholars began to research Roman codes and adapt their concepts. Latin legal maxims were compiled for guidance. In medieval England, royal
The Invention of Morel
La invención de Morel — translated as The Invention of Morel or Morel's Invention — is a novel by Argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares. It was Bioy Casares' breakthrough effort, for which he won the 1941 First Municipal Prize for Literature of the City of Buenos Aires, he considered it the true beginning of his literary career, despite being his seventh book. The first edition cover artist was Norah Borges, sister of Bioy Casares' lifelong friend, Jorge Luis Borges. A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. Tourists arrive, his fear of being discovered becomes a mixed emotion when he falls in love with one of them, he wants to tell her his feelings. The fugitive starts a diary. Although he considers their presence a miracle, he is afraid they will turn him in to the authorities, he retreats to the swamps. The diary described the fugitive as a writer from Venezuela sentenced to life in prison, he is not sure. All he knows is that the island is the focus of a strange disease whose symptoms are similar to radiation poisoning.
Among the tourists is a woman who watches the sunset every day from the cliff on the west side of the island. He spies on her, she and another man, a bearded tennis player called Morel who visits her speak French among themselves. Morel calls her Faustine; the fugitive decides to approach her. He assumes. Nobody on the island notices him, he points out that the conversations between Faustine and Morel repeat every week and fears he is going crazy. As as they appeared, the tourists vanish; the fugitive returns to the museum to investigate and finds no evidence of people being there during his absence. He attributes the experience to a hallucination caused by food poisoning, but the tourists reappear that night, they have come out of nowhere and yet they talk as if they have been there for a while. He watches them while still avoiding direct contact and notices more strange things. In the aquarium he encounters identical copies of the dead fish he found on his day of arrival. During a day at the pool, he sees the tourists jump to shake off the cold when the heat is unbearable.
The strangest thing he notices is two moons in the sky. He comes up with all sort of theories about what is happening on the island, but finds out the truth when Morel tells the tourists he has been recording their actions of the past week with a machine of his invention, capable of reproducing reality, he claims the recording will capture their souls, through looping they will relive that week forever and he will spend eternity with the woman he loves. Although Morel does not mention her by name, the fugitive is sure. After hearing that the people recorded on previous experiments are dead, one of the tourists guesses they will die, too; the meeting ends abruptly. The fugitive picks up Morel's cue cards and learns the machine keeps running because the wind and tide feed it with an endless supply of kinetic energy, he understands that the phenomena of the two suns and two moons are a consequence of what happens when the recording overlaps reality — one is the real sun and the other one represents the sun's position at recording time.
The other strange things that happen on the island have a similar explanation. He imagines all the possible uses for Morel's invention, including the creation of a second model to resurrect people. Despite this he feels repulsion for the "new kind of photographs" that inhabit the island, but as time goes by he accepts their existence as something better than his own, he learns how to operate the machine and inserts himself into the recording so it looks like he and Faustine are in love though she might have slept with Alec and Haynes. This bothers him. At least he is sure. On the diary's final entry the fugitive describes how he is waiting for his soul to pass onto the recording while dying, he asks a favor of the man who will invent a machine capable of merging souls based on Morel's invention. He wants the inventor to search for them and let him enter Faustine's consciousness as an act of mercy; the Fugitive: He is the only real person on the island as everybody else is part of the recording.
The state of paranoia he reflects on the diary opens the possibility. He seems to be educated, he ignores that Villings could not be part of Tuvalu because the islands of this archipelago are atolls. They are flat above sea level, with no hills or cliffs, unlike Villings, his final speech indicates. Faustine: One could say she is the most ambiguous character in the novel or that the fugitive misjudged her the most, she speaks French like a South American and likes to talk about Canada. She is inspired by silent film star Louise Brooks. Morel: He is the scientific genius who willingly leads a group of snobs to their death; the fugitive in the end justifies his actions. His name is a salute to the analogous character of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Dalmacio Ombrellieri: He is an Italian rug merch