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Avery Judd Skilton

Avery Judd Skilton M. D. was an American naturalist who practiced medicine in Troy, New York, for 30 years. He was a curator at the Troy Lyceum of Natural History, studying mineralogy, botany and paleontology, in his years pursued genealogy. Skilton was born in Watertown, the second son of James and Chloe Skilton, he attended Yale Medical College. From 1826 to 1827, he commenced the practice of medicine in Troy in the year 1827, continued it until December 10, 1857, when incapacitated by illness. In addition to medical practice, he pursued natural history and genealogy. Results of his genealogical efforts were published posthumously in Steele Family: A Genealogical History of John and George Steele and Their Descendants, his contributions to herpetology include the descriptions of the rough-skinned newt and Oregon alligator lizard in 1849. He was a correspondent of biologist Spencer Fullerton Baird sending him specimens. Skilton is commemorated in the scientific name of the western skink

Lorenza (TV series)

Lorenza, bebé a bordo, or Lorenza is a Mexican comedy television series created by André Barren and Bárbara Torres that premiered on Las Estrellas on 22 March 2019. The series stars Bárbara Torres as the titular character. Production of the series began on 11 September 2018. Lorenza is a flight attendant of obsessive character, with an insistent dislike to men, caused by a love disappointment following an infidelity committed six years ago by Luis Enrique, her ex-boyfriend, with her twin sister Raymunda. In all this time, Lorenza has lost contact with Luis Enrique and Raymunda, despite the unsuccessful attempts of her ex-boyfriend and her sister, to look for her and ask her for forgiveness. Lorenza's life undergoes an unexpected turn, when she reunites with Raymunda, who, on the verge of dying, leaves her in charge of her one-year-old baby, Emiliano. Lorenza is looking for ways to cope with her new rhythm of life but everything gets complicated, so she decides to give him up for adoption to a children’s home, but she regrets before formalizing the process.

However, Lorenza understands that she is not able to take care of the baby and in desperation asks for help to her nanny Chayo, who cared for her and her sister since they were little. Lorenza is given the task of searching for Emiliano's biological father with the help of his her friend Valentina and Chayo. Bárbara Torres as Lorenza Arteaga Vitte, a chief flight attendant and instructor of a low-cost airline called Aerosol, she is perfectionist and likes to respect the rules however she turns chaotic and clumsy when she becomes the mother of her nephew Emiliano. Moisés Arizmendi as Luis Enrique Negroe Martínez, Lorenza's ex-boyfriend, he ended his relationship with Lorenza after he "mistakenly" cheated on her with her twin Raymunda. He is Lorenza's accomplice. Marcela Lecuona as Valentina Avendaño, Lorenza's best friend and confidant, she is a flight attendant. She has never fallen in love, until she meets Luciano. Emiliano’s arrival to Lorenza's apartment causes her to rethink her way of life.

Magda Karina as Juana Guadarrama, a social worker responsible for monitoring Emiliano’s file. Violeta Isfel as La Cuquis, a famous vlogger that gives tips to first-time moms. In front of the cameras is a charm, but outside of them, she is angry, she has gotten married three times. Frank Medellín as Joaquín Rosado Del Monte, he works as a flight attendant in Aerosol with Lorenza and Valentina, he admires Lorenza for her professionalism. He knows how to listen. Lander Errasti as Emiliano, Lorenza's 1 year old nephew, who walks and speaks and at times drives Lorenza crazy, he recognizes Lorenza as a mom. María Prado as Rosario "Chayo" de la Cruz Gómez, she is an older woman, Lorenza and Raymunda’s nanny, she agrees to help take care of Emiliano temporarily. Oswaldo Zárate as Raúl Pedernal García, Luis Enrique’s best friend and accomplice, he has not had a stable relationship in years. He likes Valentina but she does not pay attention to him. Carlos López as Luciano Pérez Garris, he works in the street and looks for temporary jobs such as driving a taxi.

He has a good heart and always seeks a solution to any adversity

Balloon shark

The balloon shark is a species of catshark, part of the family Scyliorhinidae, endemic to the southwestern Indian Ocean off South Africa and Mozambique. Benthic in nature, it is found over muddy flats at depths of 40 -- 600 m; this thick-bodied species has a short tail. Befitting its common name, the balloon shark can inflate itself with water or air as a defense against predators, it feeds on a variety of crustaceans and fishes. Reproduction is oviparous, with females producing egg cases two at a time; this species is caught incidentally in bottom trawls but does not seem to be threatened by fishing pressure, hence its assessment as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. British ichthyologist Charles Tate Regan described the balloon shark as Scyliorhinus sufflans in a 1921 issue of the scientific journal Annals and Magazine of Natural History, he placed the species within the subgenus Cephaloscyllium, which authors have elevated to the rank of full genus. The type specimen measures 75 cm long and was collected 24–35 km away from the mouth of the Umvoti River in South Africa.

The range of the balloon shark is restricted to the waters off the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique. Additional records from the Gulf of Aden and off Vietnam appear to represent different, yet-undescribed species; this common, bottom-dwelling shark inhabits the continental shelf and upper continental slope, at depths of 40–600 m. It favors muddy substrates. There appears to be geographical and/or depth segregation by age: only juveniles are found off KwaZulu-Natal at depths of 40–440 m, suggesting that most adults may be found in deeper and/or more northerly waters. Reaching 1.1 m long, the balloon shark has firm body and a broad, flattened head. The snout is rounded, with each nostril divided by a narrow lobe on its anterior rim; the horizontally oval eyes are equipped with rudimentary nictitating membranes and placed rather high on the head. Above and below each eye are ridges, behind is a small spiracle; the capacious mouth forms a wide arch and lacks furrows at the corners.

There are around 44 lower tooth rows. Of the five pairs of gill slits, the third pair is the longest; the first dorsal fin is positioned about opposite the pelvic fins. The pectoral fins are broad; the pelvic fins are low. The anal fin is smaller than the first dorsal fin but much larger than the second, is deep; the tail is short, with a deep caudal fin that bears a small lower lobe and a ventral notch near the tip of the upper lobe. The skin is roughened by well-calcified dermal denticles; this species is light grayish brown to purplish above, including the upper surface of the pectoral fins, paler below. A series of 6–7 faint darker saddles are present along the back and tail, which are more obvious in younger sharks; the fins lack obvious lighter margins. Like other members of its genus, the balloon shark is capable of inflating its stomach with water or air as a defense mechanism. A juvenile 48 cm long has been found in the stomach of a coelacanth; the diet of the balloon shark consists of lobsters and cephalopods, while bony fishes and other elasmobranchs may be consumed.

It is oviparous, with females producing encapsulated eggs two at one per oviduct. Deposited eggs have yet to be recovered, implying that spawning occurs in deeper and/or more northerly waters that are frequented by the adults. Young sharks hatch at 20–22 cm long; the balloon shark has no economic value, though the skin may be utilized. It is caught incidentally and discarded by commercial bottom trawlers operating in parts of its range, though its population does not yet appear to have been negatively impacted; as a result, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed this shark under Least Concern, while recommending that relevant fisheries be monitored

2013 Premier League Darts

The 2013 McCoy's Premier League Darts was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event began at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Thursday 7 February, ended at The O2 Arena, London on Thursday 16 May; the tournament was shown live on Sky Sports in the Ireland. Englishman Phil Taylor was the defending champion and he reached the final again this year, but lost 10–8 against Dutchman Michael van Gerwen who won his first Premier League title; the qualification format was different from the last edition of Premier League Darts. The top four players from the PDC Order of Merit after the 2013 PDC World Darts Championship automatically qualified. Alongside them, six additional players were chosen on the basis of their performance in the past year or in earlier editions of the Premier League. After the first nine rounds, the bottom 2 players were relegated. All players played each other once at that point; the remaining eight competed against each other in the final five rounds for the play-offs places.

All games in the league stage were played "Best of 12 legs", thus games could be drawn by 6–6. The venues remained the same as in the last Premier League Darts edition; the prize-money was increased to £520,000 from £450,000 in 2012. The O2, London Bottom two eliminated after Week 9. Top four qualified for the Play-Offs after Week 14. NB: LWAT = Legs Won Against Throw. A = Average C% = Checkout Percentage HC = High Checkout. Players separated by + / - leg difference. If leg difference is equal the table is sorted by the player's LWAT. If it is still tied, ranking is determined by average

Moto Rumi

The Moto Rumi organisation was formed at the beginning of the twentieth century and supplied cast components to the textile machinery industry. At the outbreak of World War II, Rumi became involved in the manufacture of armaments, miniature submarines and torpedoes. After the end of the war in 1950, Rumi decided to get involved in the manufacture of lightweight motorcycles, it was decided to base the powerplant on the horizontal twin two stroke unit of 125 cc capacity. In 1952, with the popularity of scooters, Rumi started manufacturing the Squirrel or Scoiottolo - a cast aluminum monocoque body with tubular swinging arm rear suspension and teleforks with 14 inch wheels and three gears. Subsequent models had a four speed gearbox and electric starter and were reputed to be the fastest scooters in production. In 1952, Rumi was producing "super sport" motorcycle models; the "super sport" was superseded by a pure factory racer. 1954 brought the production of the Formichino or Little Ant scooter, reputedly designed by Ing Salvatti.

A "Competizione" won the Italian National Championship in 1954. The entire body was produced in cast aluminium, with the front and rear castings bolted to the engine to form a monocoque which resulted in a light and rigid construction; the rear swinging arm and silencer box were constructed in cast aluminium. These models HAD 8 inch wheels, but by 1958 they reverted to 10 inch which gave a better stability and ground clearance. During 1955, the "Competizione" was superseded by the "Junior Corsa" and "Junior Gentleman". In 1958, Rumi produced a sports version called the "Tipo Sport" which had a 22 mm carburettor, larger exhaust pipes and a higher compression ratio. In 1957/58 and 1960, Rumi won the famous Bol d'Or 24-hour races at Montlhery in France and subsequently Rumi produced the Bol d'Or scooter named after the race. In the UK, it sported dropped handlebars, chrome plated aluminium cylinders and twin carburettors but the French version favoured the Bol d'or with a single 22 mm carburettor.

During the 1960s, Rumi went into liquidation and Donnino Rumi, the archangel of the Rumi motorcycles and scooters went back to his prime love of being a sculptor and artist. List of Italian companies List of motorcycle manufacturers MotoRumi Forum