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Anthony de la Roché

Anthony de la Roché, born sometime in the 17th century, was an English merchant born in London to a French Huguenot father and an English mother. During a commercial voyage between Europe and South America he was blown off course, visited the Antarctic island of South Georgia, making the first discovery of land south of the Antarctic Convergence. Having acquired a 350-ton ship in Hamburg and obtained permission by the Spanish authorities to trade in Spanish America, la Roché called at the Canary Islands in May 1674 and in October that year arrived in the port of Callao in the Viceroyalty of Peru by way of Le Maire Strait and Cape Horn. On his return voyage, sailing from Chiloé Island to Bahia de Todos os Santos, in April 1675 la Roché rounded Cape Horn and was overwhelmed by tempestuous conditions in the tricky waters off Staten Island, his ship failed to make Le Maire Strait as desired, nor round the east extremity of Staten Island, was carried far away to the east instead. They found refuge in one of South Georgia's southern baysDrygalski Fjord according to some experts – where the battered ship anchored for a fortnight.

According to la Roché's report published in London in 1678 and its surviving 1690 summary, "they found a Bay, in which they anchored close to a Point or Cape which stretches out to the Southeast with 28. 30. and 40. Fathoms Sand and Rock"; the surrounding glaciated, mountainous terrain was described as "some Snow Mountains near the Coast, with much bad Weather." Once the weather cleared up the ship set sail, while rounding the southeast extremity of South Georgia they sighted Clerke Rocks further to the southeast. Several days after his departure from South Georgia la Roché came across another uninhabited island, "where they found water and fish", spent six days "without seeing any human being", thus making what some historians believe was the first landing on the South Atlantic island, discovered by the Portuguese navigator Gonçalo Álvares in 1505 or 1506. La Roché reached the Brazilian port of Salvador, arrived in La Rochelle, France on 29 September 1675. Soon after the voyage cartographers started to depict on their maps Roché Island, Straits de la Roche separating the island from an Unknown Land to the southeast, honouring the discoverer.

Captain James Cook was aware of la Roché's discovery, mentioning it in his ship journal upon approaching South Georgia in January 1775. However, Cook made the first recorded landing, surveyed and mapped Roché Island, renaming it for King George III in the process; the second map of South Georgia made in 1802 by Captain Isaac Pendleton of the American sealing vessel Union and reproduced by the Italian polar cartographer A. Faustini in 1906, was entitled South Georgia. In particular, the newly discovered island appeared on the following 17th-18th century maps: J. T. Albernaz, J. de Attayde e F. de Seixas y Lovera. Mapas generales originales y universales des todo el orue con los puertos principales y fortalezas de Ambas Indias y una descripcion topographica de la region Austral Magallonica año de 1692. Published in 1630, appended in 1692. L'Isle, Guillaume de. Mortier.. L'Amerique Meridionale. Paris. Chatelain, Henry A.. Nouvelle Carte de Geographie de la Partie Meridionale de la Amerique. Amsterdam.

L'Isle, Guillaume de & Henry A. Chatelain.. Carte du Paraguai, du Chili, du Detroit de Magellan. Paris. Lens, Bernard & George Vertue.. Map of South America. London. Price, Charles.. South America corrected from the observations communicated to the Royal Society's of London and Paris. London. De Fer, Nicolas.. Partie La Plus Meridionale de L'Amerique, ou se trouve Le Chili, Le Paraguay, et Les Terres Magellaniques avec les Fameux Detroits de Magellan et de le Maire. Paris. Homann Heirs.. Typus Geographicus Chili a Paraguay Freti Magellanici. Nuremberg. Moll, Herman.. A map of Chili, Patagonia, La Plata and ye South Part of Brasil. London. L'Isle, Guillaume de & Giambattista Albrizzi.. Carta Geografica della America Meridionale. Venice. Seale, Richard W.. A Map of South America. With all the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable from best observations. London. Cowley, John.. A Map of South America. Londra. Gibson, John.. South America. London. Buache, Philippe.. Carte des Terres Australes, Comprises entre le Tropique du Capricorne et le Pôle Antarctique.

Paris. Jefferys, Thomas.. South America. Londra. Robert de Vaugondy, Didier.. Hemisphère Australe ou Antarctique. Paris. Arrowsmith, Aaron.. Map of the World on a Globular Projection, Exhibiting Particularly the Nautical Researches of Capn. James Cook, F. R. S. with all the Recent Discoveries to the Present Time. London. Roché Peak, the highest feature on Bird Island, South Georgia, Roché Glacier in Vinson Massif, Antarctica are named for Anthony de la Roché. History of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Gough Island Roché Glacier Roché Peak

Rock Island State Park (Wisconsin)

Rock Island State Park is a state park of the state of Wisconsin, in the United States, located on Rock Island in Lake Michigan off the tip of the Door Peninsula. The only public transportation to the island is by the passenger ferry Karfi from Washington Island. However, there is mooring and dock space for people with their own boats, during winter the island is accessible via snowmobile and foot traffic. No "wheeled vehicles" are allowed to be brought onto the island by visitors, although park staff use them routinely. Attractions include the stone Viking boathouse and other structures including a historic water tower built by inventor Chester H. Thordarson in what is now known as the Thordarson Estate Historic District, Native American artifacts, as well as Pottawatomie Light, Wisconsin's oldest lighthouse; the island is a destination in the fall for deer hunters and in the winter for snowmobilers from nearby Washington Island. The park is a destination for day trippers. In July 2010, the Midsummer's Music Festival became the first performing organization to present a professional chamber music concert on Rock Island in the Viking boathouse, an event, repeated in July 2011.

Thordarson Estate Historic District Thordarson Water Tower Rock Island State Park Friends of Rock Island State Park

Uncle John (film)

Uncle John is a 2015 American film directed by Steven Piet, who co-wrote it with producer Erik Crary. It stars John Ashton in the title role as a respected and well-liked townsperson who murders a local bully. John must deal with a spontaneous visit by his nephew, who has brought along his love interest, the suspicions of the murdered man's brother; the story blends elements of thriller, romantic comedy, crime drama films. The film premiered at SXSW on March 16, 2015, received a limited release from Filmbuff on September 18, 2015. John, a respected and well-liked carpenter in his small Wisconsin town, murders local town bully Dutch Miller. While disposing of the body in a bonfire, John accepts help from a friend, who becomes concerned when he notices traces of blood on John's clothes. John explains; when he is alone, he sifts through the ashes to smash pieces of bone that remain. In Chicago, John's nephew Ben becomes infatuated with a new coworker, Kate, at an advertising agency. After becoming friends, they meet for drinks at a bar.

Ben describes how his uncle raised him after his mother died and father abandoned him. Although disappointed that Kate has a rule against dating co-workers, Ben accepts her help in setting up a one-night-stand at a bar; when she asks him to reciprocate the next day, they discuss. Kate says she likes strong men who are good with their hands, Ben tells her that his uncle is a carpenter. Ben tries to kiss her; as Kate and Ben grow closer and his friends gossip together about the town's inhabitants. Dutch is revealed to have become a born-again Christian, as penance for his prior troublemaking, has been confessing to various people and apologizing; when his friends ask John whether Dutch had come to him about his sister, John says he has not seen Dutch in years. Dutch's brother, Danny, is rumored to suspect his brother of having been murdered. John runs into Danny near where Dutch's abandoned truck was found, Danny says he has been taking note of all people who pass by for the past few days, on the belief that the killer will return to the scene of the crime.

The sheriff stops by John's house to warn him that Danny has grown suspicious of several people, including John. While discussing their favorite restaurants, Kate suggests a spontaneous road trip to visit Ben's hometown. There, they visit John, all meet up with Danny. Danny storms off after John denies meeting with Dutch and refuses to discuss what happened between Dutch and John's sister, who committed suicide when Dutch broke off their affair; that night and Kate admit their attraction to each other and make out, while John kills Danny, who has come onto his property with a pistol and lighter. While driving back, Kate describes; as John burns Danny's corpse in a bonfire, the sheriff comes by to warn him about Danny, who has gone missing but left behind a pistol in his car. John Ashton as Uncle John Alex Moffat as Ben Jenna Lyng as Kate Ronnie Gene Blevins as Danny Shooting took place in Chicago and Prairie du Sac and Lodi, Wisconsin. Piet and Crary performed casting themselves, they contacted Ashton and Blevins directly, Lyng was cast after auditioning through Skype.

They turned to a professional casting director afterward, who they were able to afford despite their microbudget. Shooting took 16 days, though they planned out several different shooting schedules based on how much financing they received. Piet described the themes of the film as: "Contrasting worlds. Generational differences. Parental sacrifice. Gossip." Piet and Crary wanted to intertwine two different genres that they had not seen combined before: thriller and romantic comedy. Uncle John premiered at SXSW on March 16, 2015. Filmbuff gave it a limited theatrical release and via video on demand on September 18, 2015. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 80% of ten surveyed critics gave the film a positive review. Metacritic rated it 56/100 based on five reviews. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter, while praising Piet and Ashton, wrote that the film's two storylines "work reasonably well separately" but are "unnecessarily padded and don't tie together strongly"; this criticism was echoed by Frank Lovece of Film Journal International and Martin Tsai of the Los Angeles Times, though Lovece wrote that there is a good film buried underneath the unnecessary scenes.

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune wrote that the thriller aspect is the stronger of the two plotlines, though he calls Lyng a "charismatic standout". Chuck Wilson of The Village Voice wrote that it takes too long for the storylines to converge, but the film becomes a taut thriller once they do. Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times, in making it a "NYT Critics' Pick", praised the film's ability to blend disparate storylines and called it "tantalizing, sublimely creepy stuff that keeps you guessing after the credits roll". Marc Savlov of The Austin Chronicle wrote that it "plays like two different movies that have been skillfully intercut" and "confounds expectations at every turn". Rex Reed of The New York Observer called it "meticulously observed and startlingly good". Uncle John on IMDb

Lake Lindsey, Florida

Lake Lindsey is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Hernando County, United States. The population was 71 at the 2010 census. Lake Lindsey is located in northeastern Hernando County at 28°38′1″N 82°21′44″W, on the northeastern side of the small lake of the same name, it is 6 miles north of the county seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.089 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 49 people, 23 households, 12 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,206.8 people per square mile. There were 30 housing units at an average density of 1,351.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. There were 23 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.5% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.62. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.4 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,192, the median income for a family was $18,750. Males had a median income of $0 versus $8,750 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $10,314. There were no families and 15.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64

Rock goby

The rock goby is a small coastal goby of eastern Atlantic waters, from Scotland to Senegal. It is reported from the Mediterranean and Black Seas, is a anti-Lessepsian migrant in the Gulf of Eilat and Red Sea. There are unconfirmed records from the area around Pointe Noire in Congo-Brazzaville; the rock goby is black with white blotches - although the male is much more black when guarding the eggs. The neck area lacks scales and there is a pale band on the top of first dorsal fin. Both dorsal fins lack black spots on their leading edges; this species has been known to live for ten years. The rock goby is found in the Mediterranean Sea, its range extends from western Scotland southwards to the Azores and Senegal, most of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. It sometimes migrates through the Gulf of Aqaba, it prefers rocky sea floors below the low tidemark, although it can be found in larger rock pools in Summer. It may live in fresh or brackish water, it can be found at depths of from 0 to 15 metres.

The rock goby eats small crabs and amphipods, polychaetes and small fish. The juvenile diet includes Calanus, a copepod, mites; the rock goby reproduces in spring. It nests in rocky areas near the kelp forest, Up to 7000 eggs are laid, in a single layer, under rocks and shells; the eggs are guarded aggressively by the male. The eggs hatch in about 19 days

2016 Colombo Sevens

The 2016 Colombo Sevens was the third and final leg of the Asian Sevens Series for the year. The tournament was held between 16 October 2016 at the Colombo International Rugby Stadium. Hong Kong had their third straight tournament win in the series, defeating South Korea 24-19 in the Cup final; the victory secured Hong Kong the overall series title and a place in the international qualifier for the 2017 Hong Kong Sevens, part of the World Rugby Sevens Series. China defeated Sri Lanka 22-21 in the third/fourth place playoff however the home side secured enough overall points in the series to finish second and secure a place in the international qualifier at the 2017 Hong Kong Sevens. In the plate final Malaysia defeated Japan 19-14; the leading points scorer for the tournament was Benjamin Rimene from Hong Kong with 39 points followed by Malaysia's Azwan Mat Zizi on 38 points. The top try scorer was Richard Dharmapala from Sri Lanka with six tries