Ceres is a locality of Geelong, Australia. As one of the highest points in Geelong, Ceres has a lookout. In the 2011 census, Ceres had a population of 201 people; the Ceres area was first settled by squatters in the late 1830s, the lots of the Barrabool Parish were advertised in 1839, with the land being sold on 5 February 1840. There was "plenty of competition" for the Barrabool Hills lands, the area became part of "Roslin", owned by David Fisher; the government had not provided for a settlement in the Barrabool Parish, Fisher, after selling much of his estate in 1846, advertised a section of the remainder for sale as the new village of Ceres in March 1850. The town is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture or less the dwarf planet or more the village of Ceres in Fife, Scotland since it is in an area called Roslin, in Scotland; the first business to open in Ceres was the Wheat Sheaf Inn in September 1850, which became a social centre for much of the Barrabool district. A second hotel, the Rising Sun, opened in 1853.
The Post Office opened on 14 February 1856. In 1856, the village was reported to have the Seidel Bros. vineyard, a blacksmith's forge and quarrier, a physician, a store, a shoemaker, a post office, a butcher, a surgeon, the two hotels, a second forge. Coal was first discovered at Ceres in 1842, a shaft sunk in 1854, but despite much excitement economical quantities were never found. A meeting at Ceres on 10 November 1855 agreed to build a cemetery, which subsequently opened as the Barrabool Hills Cemetery in modern Highton. A Wesleyan church and school building opened at Ceres in 1865; the Wesleyan school became a common school and the first Ceres State School, but was closed in 1875 and merged with the Barrabool State School to form a new state school. The new school, physically located in what is now Ceres, was named Barrabool, but was renamed the Ceres State School in 1890; the Ceres Literary Association began construction of a mechanics' institute. The Ceres Total Abstinence society began agitating for their own hall in 1861 and completed it in 1862.
Wynd suggests that it is unclear if this was the completion of the prior hall, or an new building. The building survives today, is now home to the Theatre of the Winged Unicorn. A third hotel, the Barrabool Inn, was built in 1861; the village had begun its decline before this. The Wheat Sheaf Inn and the Rising Sun hotels closed in the 1870s. Most of the Wheat Sheaf Inn was demolished, apart from the dining room, retained as a hayshed, it was damaged in a storm, the stone donated to the Shire of Barrabool. The Rising Sun was demolished entirely; the Barrabool Inn operated until 1909, when it became a private house. The Ceres Post Office closed in 1962; the town has grown since the beginning of the 21st century, although it remains a country atmosphere, including by keeping old gas lights along its main street. A number of historical homesteads can be found in surrounding hills. Many are constructed from locally hewn Barrabool sandstone. Ceres Primary School, dating from 1875, continues to operate, had 86 students in 2013.
The Uniting Church maintains an active congregation at their church in Wheatsheaf Street, with services held monthly in rotation with their Barrabool and Moriac churches. The town is home to the Theatre of the Winged Unicorn, a fringe theatre group, which operates out of the former Temperance Hall. Singer and songwriter, local Taylor Henderson, achieved fame after becoming runner-up in the 2013 season of The X Factor Australia. Australian Places: Ceres Ceres Geelong Victoria images on Flickr
Asteroid mining is the exploitation of raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets, including near-Earth objects. Hard rock minerals would be mined from a spent comet. Precious metals such as gold and platinum group metals could be transported back to Earth, whilst iron group metals and other common ones could be used for construction in space. Difficulties include the high cost of spaceflight, unreliable identification of asteroids suitable for mining, ore extraction challenges. Thus, terrestrial mining remains the only means of raw mineral acquisition today. If space program funding, either public or private increases, this situation is to change as resources on Earth become scarce and the full potentials of asteroid mining—and space exploration in general—are researched in greater detail. However, it is yet uncertain whether asteroid mining will develop to attain the volume and composition needed in due time to compensate for dwindling terrestrial reserves. Based on known terrestrial reserves, growing consumption in both developed and developing countries, key elements needed for modern industry and food production could be exhausted on Earth within 50 to 60 years.
These include phosphorus, zinc, lead, silver and copper. In response, it has been suggested that platinum and other valuable elements from asteroids may be mined and sent to Earth for profit, used to build solar-power satellites and space habitats, water processed from ice to refuel orbiting propellant depots. Although asteroids and Earth accreted from the same starting materials, Earth's stronger gravity pulled all heavy siderophilic elements into its core during its molten youth more than four billion years ago; this left the crust depleted of such valuable elements until a rain of asteroid impacts re-infused the depleted crust with metals like gold, iron, molybdenum, osmium, platinum, rhodium and tungsten. Today, these metals are mined from Earth's crust, they are essential for economic and technological progress. Hence, the geologic history of Earth may well set the stage for a future of asteroid mining. In 2006, the Keck Observatory announced that the binary Jupiter trojan 617 Patroclus, large numbers of other Jupiter trojans, are extinct comets and consist of water ice.
Jupiter-family comets, near-Earth asteroids that are extinct comets, might provide water. The process of in-situ resource utilization—using materials native to space for propellant, thermal management, radiation shielding, other high-mass components of space infrastructure—could lead to radical reductions in its cost. Although whether these cost reductions could be achieved, if achieved would offset the enormous infrastructure investment required, is unknown. Ice would satisfy one of two necessary conditions to enable "human expansion into the Solar System": physical sustainability and economic sustainability. From the astrobiological perspective, asteroid prospecting could provide scientific data for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence; some astrophysicists have suggested that if advanced extraterrestrial civilizations employed asteroid mining long ago, the hallmarks of these activities might be detectable. An important factor to consider in target selection is orbital economics, in particular the change in velocity and travel time to and from the target.
More of the extracted native material must be expended as propellant in higher Δv trajectories, thus less returned as payload. Direct Hohmann trajectories are faster than Hohmann trajectories assisted by planetary and/or lunar flybys, which in turn are faster than those of the Interplanetary Transport Network, but the reduction in transfer time comes at the cost of increased Δv requirements; the Easily Recoverable Object subclass of Near-Earth asteroids are considered candidates for early mining activity. Their low Δv makes them suitable for use in extracting construction materials for near-Earth space-based facilities reducing the economic cost of transporting supplies into Earth orbit; the table above shows a comparison of Δv requirements for various missions. In terms of propulsion energy requirements, a mission to a near-Earth asteroid compares favorably to alternative mining missions. An example of a potential target for an early asteroid mining expedition is 4660 Nereus, expected to be enstatite.
This body has a low Δv compared to lifting materials from the surface of the Moon. However it would require a much longer round-trip to return the material. Multiple types of asteroids have been identified but the three main types would include the C-type, S-type, M-type asteroids: C-type asteroids have a high abundance of water, not of use for mining but could be used in an exploration effort beyond the asteroid. Mission costs could be reduced by using the available water from the asteroid. C-type asteroids have a lot of organic carbon and other key ingredients for fertilizer which could be used to grow food. S-type asteroids carry little water but look more attractive because they contain numerous metals including: nickel and more valuable metals such as gold and rhodium. A small 10-meter S-type asteroid contains about 650,000 kg of metal with 50 kg in the form of rare metals like platinum and gold. M-type astero
Ceres Liner is a bus line under Vallacar Transit Inc. the largest public land transportation company in Bacolod, Negros Island of the Philippines. It operates bus transport services from Bacolod and the whole Negros Island to other Visayan Islands such as Panay, Bohol and Samar; the company was founded in 1968 by Ricardo B. Yanson and his wife, Olivia Villaflores Yanson, beginning with the purchase of one jeepney unit; this effort became a jeepney-assembly business. The then-jeepney line was named Ceres Motors. In the early 1970s, the market was flooded with Ford Fieras. By 1980, Ceres Liner had covered the whole Negros Island and in 1981, they ventured into Mindanao, they bought out Fortune Express and Bachelor Express, both Cagayan de Oro-based bus companies in 1985, formed Rural Transit of Mindanao, while retaining the name of the latter, as one of the conditions of the contract of sale. In 2005, the conglomerate bought out Lilian Express Inc. and sister company Mary May Express, its fiercest business rival and became the dominant transit company in the island of Mindanao.
In 2007, its buses pioneered travel through the Western Nautical Highway. Western Visayas Bacolod Iloilo City Roxas Kalibo Central Visayas Cebu City Dumaguete Metro Manila Alabang, Muntinlupa EDSA, Pasay Cubao, Quezon City Economy fare Bacolod City - Escalante City Bacolod City - Minapasok Bacolod City - Sagay City Bacolod City - Dumaguete City via San Carlos City Bacolod City - Dumaguete City via Mabinay Bacolod City - Cebu City via Mabinay or Canlaon City Bacolod City - Kabankalan City Bacolod City - San Carlos City via Cadiz City Bacolod City - San Carlos City via Don Salvador Benedicto Bacolod City - Hinoba-an Bacolod City - Candoni Bacolod City - Canlaon City via San Carlos City Bacolod City - La Carlota City Bacolod City - La Castellana Bacolod City - Victorias CityTwo/non-stop and Air-conditioned Bacolod City - Cadiz City Bacolod City - Hinigaran Bacolod City - Fabrica in Sagay City Bacolod City - Escalante City Bacolod City - Dumaguete City via San Carlos City Bacolod City - Dumaguete City via Mabinay Bacolod City - Cebu City via Tabuelan Bacolod City - Cebu City via Toledo City Bacolod City - Mangagoy via Butuan City Bacolod City - Davao City via Butuan City Bacolod City - Surigao City via Butuan City Bacolod City - Cagayan de Oro City Bacolod City - Zamboanga City via Dapitan City/Dipolog City/Ipil Economy fare and air-conditioned Iloilo City - Caticlan via Kalibo, Passi & V.
V. Iloilo City - Buruanga via Kalibo, Passii & V. V. Iloilo City - Cebu City via Bogo/Hagnaya Iloilo City - Roxas City via Passi & V. V. Iloilo City - Roxas City via Calinog, Dumalag & V. V. Iloilo City - Calinog via Passi & V. V. Iloilo City - Tapaz viaCalinog & V. V. Iloilo City - Jamindan via Calinog, Tapaz & V. V. Iloilo City - Kalibo via Passi & V. V. Iloilo City - Kalibo via Calinog, Jamindan & V. V. Iloilo City - Caticlan via San Jose & V. V. Iloilo City - Kalibo via San Jose & V. V. Iloilo City - Culasi & V. V. Iloilo City - Pandan & V. V. Iloilo City - Libertad & V. V. Iloilo City - Bugasong & V. V. Iloilo City - San Jose & V. V. Iloilo City - San Jose via Tobias Fornier Anini-y Casay & V. V Iloilo City - Dao via Anini-y & V. V. Iloilo City - Estancia & V. V. Iloilo City - Estancia via Balasan & V. V. Iloilo City - Balasan & V. V. Iloilo City - Concepcion via Sara, Ajuy & V. V. Iloilo City - Barotac Viejo & V. V. Iloilo City - Carles & V. V. Iloilo City - Sara & V. V. Iloilo City - Sara 2 Stop Fare & V. V. Iloilo City - Zamboanga City via Dapitan City/Dipolog City/Ipil Roxas City - Estancia & V.
V. Roxas City - Balasan & V. V. Economy fare and air conditioned Dumaguete City - San Carlos City Dumaguete City - Bayawan City Dumaguete City - Hinoba-an Dumaguete City - Sipalay City Dumaguete City - Bacolod City via Mabinay Dumaguete City - Kabankalan City via Mabinay Dumaguete City - Mabinay Dumaguete City - Ban Ban via Ayungon/Tayasan/Tambo Dumaguete City - Guihulngan City Dumaguete City - Cubao via Bacolod City/Kabankalan City/Mabinay Jimalalud - Bais City Jimalalud - Canlaon City Dumaguete City - Escalante City Bayawan City - Cebu City via Dumaguete City Bayawan City - Mabinay via Dumaguete City Sipalay City - Cebu City via Dumaguete City Economy fare and air-conditioned Cebu North Routes Cebu City - Maya via Bagay Cebu City - Maya via Main Line Cebu City - Daanbantayan via Kawit Cebu City - Bogo City Cebu City - Bacolod City via Tabuelan/Mabinay/Canlaon City Cebu City - Hagnaya Cebu City - Lambusan via Hagnaya Cebu City - Bantayan Island via Sta. Fe Cebu City - Tabogon via Borbon Cebu City - Tuburan via Lugo Cebu City - San Isidro via Bogo/Palompon Cebu City - Tacloban City via Bogo/Palompon Cebu City - Iloilo City via Kawit/Bogo/Hagnaya/Estancia/Balasan & V.
V Cebu South Routes Cebu City - Bato via Lilo-an Cebu City - Bato via Barili Cebu City - Alcoy via Dalaguete Cebu City - Carcar City Cebu City - Argao Cebu City - Balamban via Toledo City Cebu City - Toledo City Cebu City - Pinamungajan via Toledo City Cebu City - Bayawan City via Dumaguete City Cebu City - Mangagoy via Bato/Oslob/Butuan Cebu City - Surigao City via Bato/Oslob/Butuan Cebu City - Davao City via Bato/Oslob/Butuan Cebu City - Cagayan De Oro City viaBato/Oslob Cebu City - Zamboanga City via Bato/Oslob/Dapitan/Dipolog/IpilMetro Cebu Operations Carcar City - Danao City via Ayala Center Cebu Cebu South Bus Terminal - MEPZ 1 Negrenses substitute the word "bus" with "Ceres" because the company is a major monopolist in Negros, their home region. Ceres Liner buses are painted yellow. Cebu is the only place to have "Sugbo Transit" brand along with Ceres Line
Ceres (dwarf planet)
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter closer to Mars's orbit. With a diameter of 945 km, Ceres is the largest of the minor planets and the only dwarf planet inside Neptune's orbit, it is the 33rd-largest known body in the Solar System. Ceres comprises rock and ice, contains one-third of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. Ceres is the only object in the asteroid belt known to be rounded by its own gravity, although detailed analysis was required to exclude Vesta. From Earth, the apparent magnitude of Ceres ranges from 6.7 to 9.3, peaking once at opposition every 15 to 16 months, its synodic period. Thus at its brightest, it is too dim to be seen by the naked eye, except under dark skies. Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered, it was considered a planet, but was reclassified as an asteroid in the 1850s after many other objects in similar orbits were discovered. Ceres appears to be differentiated into a rocky core and an icy mantle, may have a remnant internal ocean of liquid water under the layer of ice.
The surface is various hydrated minerals such as carbonates and clay. In January 2014, emissions of water vapor were detected from several regions of Ceres; this was unexpected because large bodies in the asteroid belt do not emit vapor, a hallmark of comets. The robotic NASA spacecraft Dawn entered orbit around Ceres on 6 March 2015. Pictures with a resolution unattained were taken during imaging sessions starting in January 2015 as Dawn approached Ceres, showing a cratered surface. Two distinct bright spots inside a crater were seen in a 19 February 2015 image, leading to speculation about a possible cryovolcanic origin or outgassing. On 3 March 2015, a NASA spokesperson said the spots are consistent with reflective materials containing ice or salts, but that cryovolcanism is unlikely. However, on 2 September 2016, scientists from the Dawn team claimed in a Science paper that a massive cryovolcano called Ahuna Mons is the strongest evidence yet for the existence of these mysterious formations.
On 11 May 2015, NASA released a higher-resolution image showing that, instead of one or two spots, there are several. On 9 December 2015, NASA scientists reported that the bright spots on Ceres may be related to a type of salt a form of brine containing magnesium sulfate hexahydrite. In June 2016, near-infrared spectra of these bright areas were found to be consistent with a large amount of sodium carbonate, implying that recent geologic activity was involved in the creation of the bright spots. In July 2018, NASA released a comparison of physical features found on Ceres with similar ones present on Earth. From June to October, 2018, Dawn orbited Ceres from as close as 35 km and as far away as 4,000 km; the Dawn mission ended on 1 November 2018. In October 2015, NASA released a true-color portrait of Ceres made by Dawn. In February 2017, organics were detected on Ceres in Ernutet crater. Johann Elert Bode, in 1772, first suggested that an undiscovered planet could exist between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Kepler had noticed the gap between Mars and Jupiter in 1596. Bode based his idea on the Titius–Bode law, a now-discredited hypothesis, first proposed in 1766. Bode observed that there was a regular pattern in the semi-major axes of the orbits of known planets, that the pattern was marred only by the large gap between Mars and Jupiter; the pattern predicted that the missing planet ought to have an orbit with a semi-major axis near 2.8 astronomical units. William Herschel's discovery of Uranus in 1781 near the predicted distance for the next body beyond Saturn increased faith in the law of Titius and Bode, in 1800, a group headed by Franz Xaver von Zach, editor of the Monatliche Correspondenz, sent requests to twenty-four experienced astronomers, asking that they combine their efforts and begin a methodical search for the expected planet. Although they did not discover Ceres, they found several large asteroids. One of the astronomers selected for the search was Giuseppe Piazzi, a Catholic priest at the Academy of Palermo, Sicily.
Before receiving his invitation to join the group, Piazzi discovered Ceres on 1 January 1801. He was searching for "the 87th of the Catalogue of the Zodiacal stars of Mr la Caille", but found that "it was preceded by another". Instead of a star, Piazzi had found a moving star-like object. Piazzi observed Ceres a total of 24 times, the final time on 11 February 1801, when illness interrupted his observations, he announced his discovery on 24 January 1801 in letters to only two fellow astronomers, his compatriot Barnaba Oriani of Milan and Johann Elert Bode of Berlin. He reported it as a comet but "since its movement is so slow and rather uniform, it has occurred to me several times that it might be something better than a comet". In April, Piazzi sent his complete observations to Oriani, Jérôme Lalande in Paris; the information was published in the September 1801 issue of the Monatliche Correspondenz. By this time, the apparent position of Ceres had changed, was too close to the Sun's glare for other astronomers to confirm Piazzi's observations.
Toward the end of the year, Ceres should have been vis
School of Foreign Service
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, known as the School of Foreign Service or SFS, is a school of international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C, it is considered to be one of the world's leading international affairs schools, granting degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The school's most notable alumni include U. S. President Bill Clinton, former CIA Director George Tenet, King Felipe VI of Spain, as well as the heads of state or government of many countries, its faculty has included many distinguished figures in international affairs, such as the former U. S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski. Founded in 1919, the School of Foreign Service predates the U. S. Foreign Service by six years, is sometimes referred to as the “West Point of the U. S. diplomatic corps” due to the large number of graduates who end up shaping U. S. foreign policy. Despite its reputation for producing prominent American statesmen and diplomats, SFS is not a diplomatic academy and its graduates go on to have careers in a diverse set of sectors, including Wall Street.
The School of Foreign Service was established by Edmund A. Walsh with the goal of preparing Americans for various international professions in the wake of expanding U. S. involvement in world affairs after the First World War. Today, the school hosts a student body of 2,250 from over 100 nations each year, it offers an undergraduate program based in the liberal arts, which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree, as well as eight interdisciplinary graduate programs. The school has evolved from its original emphasis on diplomacy and law to become a center for research and teaching on global affairs. Faculty are today drawn from disciplines such as political science, history and cultural studies, as well as from business, the non-profit sector and international organizations; the school has about 1,400 undergraduates seeking a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree. The undergraduate program is intended to provide a liberal arts education with a focus in international affairs.
Undergraduates concentrate in International Politics, International History and Politics, International Economics, International Political Economy and Comparative Studies, Global Business, or Science, Technology, & International Affairs. The STIA program was the first of its kind. Harvard and Georgia Tech, among others, now have STIA programs as well. Graduate students can pursue eight graduate programs: five regional studies programs as well as the Master of Science in Foreign Service, Master of Global Human Development and the Master of Arts in Security Studies Program. Graduates go on to careers in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as further higher education. Alumni include current, recent heads of state; the current dean of the school is Joel Hellman. Notable faculty members at the Walsh School of Foreign Service have included former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, former U.
S. Senator and Obama Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Ambassador Donald McHenry, former CIA Director George Tenet, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and current Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, former World Bank VP Callisto Madavo, former Dean Robert Gallucci, former USAID Administrator and Special Envoy for Sudan Andrew Natsios, Ambassador of Israel to the United States Michael Oren, former Prime Minister of Spain José María Aznar, former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez; the School of Foreign Service's undergraduate program features a rigorous core curriculum including a freshman proseminar, two philosophy courses, two theology courses, two humanities and writing courses, two government courses, two courses in engaging diversity, three history courses, a four-course economics sequence, a geopolitics course unique to SFS entitled Map of the Modern World. To graduate, students must attain proficiency in at least one modern foreign language, demonstrated through successful completion of a specially-designed oral exam.
Following completion of the core, students declare one of the following interdisciplinary majors: Culture and Politics Global Business International Economics International History International Political Economy International Politics Regional and Comparative Studies Science, Technology, & International Affairs In addition to their major, students may choose from a number of undergraduate certificate programs: African Studies, Arab Studies, Asian Studies, Australian & New Zealand Studies and European Studies, International Business Diplomacy, International Development, Muslim-Christian Understanding, Jewish Civilization, Justice & Peace Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Russian & East European Studies, Social & Political Thought, Women's and Gender Studies. Graduate students can pursue eight interdisciplinary graduate degrees in the School: Master of Science in Foreign Service Master of Arts in Security Studies Master of Global Human Development Master of Arts in Arab Studies Master of Arts in Asian Studies Master of Arts in German and European Studies Master of Arts in Eurasian and East European Studies Master of Arts in Latin American StudiesThere are two joint degrees offered in partnership with Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.
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Ceres, Celestial Legend
Ceres, Celestial Legend, known in Japan as The Mystery of Ceres, is a fantasy shōjo manga series written by Yuu Watase. It was serialized in Shōjo Comic from May 1996 through March 2000 and reprinted by Shogakukan in fourteen collected volumes; the series focuses on Aya Mikage, who learns on her sixteenth birthday that she is the reincarnation of an ancient and supremely powerful celestial maiden or angel named Ceres, her twin brother Aki the reincarnation of Ceres' former husband, the progenitor of the Mikage family, who had stolen Ceres' robe. Ceres' spirit begins manifesting in Aya, to save her brother she must find Ceres' long-lost celestial robe, while avoiding being killed or captured by family members who want to use Ceres's supreme celestial abilities for their own personal gain; the manga series is licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media. In 1998, it won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo. Studio Pierrot adapted the series into a twenty-four episode anime series that premiered in Japan on WOWOW on April 20, 2000 and ran until September 28, 2000.
The anime series was licensed by Viz, but has since been re-licensed by Discotek Media. Aya Mikage and her twin brother, are forced to go to their grandfather's home for their sixteenth birthday, unaware that it's a test to see if they have angel or celestial maiden blood. Aya learns she is one of many reincarnations of a vengeful and supremely powerful celestial maiden named Ceres who takes over her mind and body only under intense stress or fury; when she transforms into Ceres, Aya obtains supernatural abilities of flight, telepathy, powerful telekinesis and superhuman speed. According to myth, Ceres will exterminate the entire Mikage family in retaliation for stealing her hagoromo, thus preventing her returning home to Heaven; because of this, Aya's paternal grandfather and his party attempt to kill her, but she is saved by Suzumi Aogiri, another descendant of a heavenly maiden with strong celestial and mental abilities of her, Suzumi's brother-in-law, Yūhi. Aya struggles to appease her spirit once and for all.
Her brother Aki is completely taken over by the vengeful spirit of "Mikagi", the original ancestor/progenitor of the entire Mikage family who stole Ceres' celestial robe, forcing her to stay with him on Earth. Aya promises Ceres that she will help find the celestial robe in exchange for not killing those who hunt her Aki, since Aya still loves them as family. It's revealed that "The Hagoromo Legend" not only exists in Japan, but in other countries around the world such as Europe, all three regions of Oceania, China, Korea and all fifty states in the United States. Aya wrestles with her strong romantic feelings for Toya, a former servant of the Mikage. Toya is trying to kill her as well, has lost his memory of his past. However, he begins to reciprocate Aya's feelings, they conceive a child together. Toya regains his memory and learns that he was the immortal humanoid organism known as "the manna," that the celestial robe created to help it reunite with Ceres and enable her to reach the full evolution as a celestial maiden.
In the end, having resisted Mikage's spirit, sacrifices himself to save Aya, Toya sacrifices his own manna and immortality to save Aya and their unborn child. Months Aya and Toya await the birth of their child, knowing that Toya may have limited time left to live, however Toya did claim that he will live longer, for his new family's sake. Aya Mikage Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu, she is a direct descendant and reincarnation of a Tennin named Ceres, who uses her as a medium for existence. The Mikage family considers Ceres a threat and continuously tries to take Aya's life. Aya is horrified but determined to right the past wrongs of her family and recover Ceres' hagoromo so that her family will no longer suffer in fear of her, she falls in love with Toya, they conceive a child together. In the sequel Episode of Miku, Aya gives birth to a girl named Miku and, three years a boy named Aki-, the look-alike reincarnation of her late twin brother, she has long blonde hair, light blue eyes and wears a small pair of red earrings that she had given to her brother.
During her depression and her confrontation with Miori, her long hair is cut short but grows into shoulder-length until the end of the anime. Ceres Voiced by: Junko Iwao. While she is supremely powerful and volatile, she needs her hagoromo to recover her true form and full abilities, she has attempted to manifest herself through certain female descendants of her bloodline when they reach the age of sixteen. Because her tragic past was misinterpreted by her descendants, her female reincarnations are relentlessly killed by the Mikage family. Toya Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi, he is a mysterious young man who has no memory of his past or his true nature.
Ceres, Western Cape
Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Ceres serves as a regional centre for the surrounding towns of Wolseley, Tulbagh, Op-die-Berg and Prince Alfred Hamlet, it is situated in the Warmbokkeveld Valley about 170 km north-east of Cape Town. Ceres is located at the north-eastern entrance to Michell's Pass and was the old route north between Cape Town and Johannesburg, replaced by the N1 highway, which traverses the Breede River Valley to the south. Named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, a name, fitting as the valley in which the town is situated is fertile and is a major producer of South Africa's deciduous fruit. Ceres experiences a typical Mediterranean climate tempered by its altitude; the town experiences warmer temperatures in summer, due to its inland location with infrequent rainfall, however winters are cool to quite cold and wet, with frequent snowfalls on the surrounding higher-lying ground falling on the valley floor itself.
Total annual precipitation averages 1088 mm, with average temperatures ranging from a February maximum of 29,9 °C to a July minimum of 2,4 °C. The Warmbokkeveld is climatically warmer than the surrounding highlands, known as the Kouebokkeveld, with the latter experiencing snowfalls in winter. Ceres is well known for fruit juices exported worldwide bearing the town's name, it is famous locally for winter snow and cherries: Cape Town residents flock to the town during winter to ski or play in the powder — something of a rarity for the otherwise mild climate they are used to — whilst in summer, people come to pick cherries at the "Klondyke" farm. South Africa is one of the most stable parts of the world in seismic terms but on 29 September 1969 a massive shock shook the district without warning; the epicentre of the quake was on a major local structure called the Worcester fault, geologically active in the distant past but had not moved in over three hundred years of recorded history. Ceres was affected badly.
Many old Cape Dutch buildings were damaged and some lives were lost. The quake was strong enough to knock plaster off walls in Cape Town, a hundred miles away. De Wet Barry - Rugby union player, Springbok Christiaan Barnard—first surgeon to perform a successful human-to-human heart transplant operation spent the early years of his medical practice in Ceres. Ernst Joubert - Rugby player Henry Francis Maltby - Writer and playwright Raymond Herman Mordt - Rugby union player, Springbok Simon Rademan - Fashion designer and stylist Breyton Paulse - Springbok rugby player Ernst van Dyk - Wheelchair racer Municipal — The Ceres municipal council assumed a pseudo-heraldic "coat of arms" in 1928; the shield was quartered, depicted a sheaf of wheat on a red background, a landscape scene showing a bridge across a river, a tree on a sky blue background, a cornucopia on a green background. The motto was Loci dulcedo nos attinet. Municipal — The council assumed a proper coat of arms, designed by Ivan Mitford-Barberton and H. Ellis Tomlinson, in 1948.
This was in response to a Cape Provincial Administration circular asking municipalities to have their arms checked and, if necessary, re-designed, to make them heraldically correct. The new arms were registered at the Bureau of Heraldry in March 1974; the arms were: Vert, a fess wavy Argent, thereon a barrulet wavy Azure, over all a pale Argent charged with a representation of the goddess Ceres, vested Vert, holding in her dexter hand a sheaf of wheat and in her sinister a torch enflamed all proper. The motto was the same as before. In layman's terms, the new design was a green shield with a silver/blue/silver wavy stripe across the middle, a vertical silver stripe depicting a red mural crown and the figure of the Roman goddess Ceres. Ceres Transport Riders’ Museum On 1 November 2017 the learning center at Ceres Hospital was handed over Stellenbosch University to the Department of Health; this learning center has two conference rooms, a computer room and is equipped with video conferencing facilities.
It is used to train final year medical students and allied health students based at Ceres Hospital and it is used for meetings and staff training by the Department of Health. Ukwanda Center for Rural Health offers a unique opportunity to a few students where they can develop their clinical reasoning skills, diagnostic skills, perform many procedures and be exposed to the realities of rural medical practice through the Longitudinal Integrated Model. Ceres Hospital serves as one of the Longitudinal Integrated Model sites. Ceres Tourism Ceres Museum