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Dark Moor

Dark Moor is a Spanish symphonic rock and hard rock band from Madrid. Formed in 1993, they produced three full-length albums before undergoing a line-up change in which three members left the band to form their own project, Dreamaker. Afterwards, the band continued under the same name, recruiting suitable replacements in time for their eponymous 2003 album. Since 2002, guitarist Enrik Garcia has been the band's sole remaining founding member. Dark Moor was formed in 1993 in Madrid and recorded their debut album, Shadowland, in the summer of 1999. Dark Moor played live supporting Wizards on their Spanish tour. Dark Moor began the recording sessions for their second album, The Hall of the Olden Dreams, in August 2000 at New Sin Studios with producer Luigi Stefanini. During these recording sessions, the band recorded their cover of "Halloween", included on the CD The Keepers of Jericho part I - A Tribute to Helloween, their E. P; the Fall of Melnibone was released in June 2001. This E. P was a limited edition.

Dark Moor began the recording of their third album, The Gates of Oblivion, in Autumn 2001 at New Sin Studios. Dark Moor signed with the major label JVC for the Asian release; the band played 18 gigs at festivals such as Viña Rock and Nit De Reis. After the first part of the tour, keyboardist Roberto Peña left the band and they were forced to finish the tour with a guest musician. In August 2003 Dark Moor recorded four new exclusive acoustic tracks along with a string quartet, to be included in Between Light and Darkness, released in April 2003. Due to differing points of view regarding the musical direction for the next Dark Moor album, vocalist Elisa Martin, guitarist Albert Maroto and drummer Jorge Sáez decided to leave Dark Moor to start a new band; the two remaining members of the band decided to start a search for new members. After the auditions, they accepted vocalist Alfred Romero, guitarist Jose Garrido, drummer Andy C. In August 2003, the band started recording their fourth album, Dark Moor, at New Sin Studios in Italy.

Following a month of recording sessions, the album was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. On 23 November 2006, the band announced the departure of their drummer on their official website, due to "incompatibility with his other musical projects." He would go on to play drums for Saratoga. His replacement, Roberto Cappa, was in the Spanish metal band Anima Sola. In January 2009, their seventh album Autumnal was released; the band made an announcement on their website, dated 4 June 2010, that their eighth album was in the works. It featured Berenice Musa as a guest vocalist; the album is titled Ancestral Romance and it was released in November 2010. On 18 June 2013 the band released their ninth album Ars Musica, with the Japanese limited version including a bonus CD with five bonus tracks, they toured Mexico and Asia the same year, as well as few dates in Europe in 2014 to support the new album. Dark Moor started recording their 10th studio album, Project X, on 27 July 2015 and released it in Europe on 6 November 2015 on Scarlet Records.

On 21 July 2018, Enrik Garcia and founder of the band, announced via Facebook that their next album would be called Origins and that, after the parenthesis they did with ufology themes on Project X, they would return to their habitual themes. This album has been released on 12 December 2018. Shadowland The Hall of the Olden Dreams The Gates of Oblivion Dark Moor Beyond the Sea Tarot Autumnal Ancestral Romance Ars Musica Project X Origins The Fall of Melnibone Between Light and Darkness From Hell The Road Again Birth of the Sun Dreams of Madness Flying Official website Dark Moor at AllMusic

Clinch Mountain District

The Clinch Mountain District is a member of the Virginia High School League. The league's mission is to establish and maintain "standards for student activities and competitions that promote education, personal growth, sportsmanship and citizenship." The secondary schools within the district compete in various events, predominantly athletics. The district was formed as part of a comprehensive redistricting plan to balance the four regions competing in Groups A and AA; the district's initial five member schools were Gate City High School, John S. Battle High School, Lebanon High School, Lee High School, Virginia High School. All five secondary schools are located in Southwestern Virginia either along or to the northwest of Interstate 81; as of the 2006 realignment, the student enrollments of the schools were as follows: Battle, 638. Lee High has an enrollment that would put it in Group AA. However, by 2007, several nearby schools had dropped down to Group A due to declining enrollment; the nearest AA schools were now in Marion and Abingdon—more than an hour and a half away.

Thus, a travel hardship was declared, allowing Lee to play in Group A. Virginia High School was assigned to play in Group AA; the school had appealed assignment to the Lonesome Pine District of Group A during the 2005 redistricting plan, but this time chose not to appeal. With Lee and Virginia out of the district, the old Highlands District had only two member schools, both of which were assigned to the Southwest District, according to the state's 2007-08 and 2008-09 Final Alignment Plan. Gate City High School was taken from the Lonesome Pine District and reunited with rival schools Lee and Virginia; the move was necessary to balance the district. John S. Battle and Lebanon high schools were taken from the Hogoheegee District of Group A and placed within the A Clinch Mountain District. Both schools were in Group AA during the early 1990s but have been in Group A for more than a decade. While those schools tried to stay in the Hogoheegee district, the appeals were denied by the Virginia High School League.

2007-2008 District Officers Chairman: Ina Danko, Virginia High School Vice-Chairman: Tony Dodi, Lebanon High School Secretary: Jeff Hawkins, John S. Battle High School Treasurer: Ina Danko, Virginia High School Adopted 2007-08 and 2008-09 Alignment Plan, VHSL History, Virginia High School League website

The A-List: Dallas

The A-List: Dallas is an American reality television series that aired on Logo in 2011. The series, the second entry in Logo's The A-List franchise after The A-List: New York, follows the lives of several gay men and one woman as they traverse the gay scene of Dallas, Texas; the series premiered on October 10, 2011, airing through December 19, 2011. In June 2012, Logo announced. Logo announced on April 2010, that it was expanding its A-List franchise. Casting for The A-List: Dallas began in November 2010. In April 2011, the network announced; the series was produced by True Entertainment, with Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh serving as executive producers. Levi Crocker, a fashion designer and former rodeo performer James Doyle, a self-described "trust fund baby" Chase Hutchinson, a real estate/equity investments broker Ashley Kelly, a photographer and the show's only female cast member Philip Willis, a fashion stylist Taylor Garrett, a Republican lobbyist It was reported that political commentator Ann Coulter would make a guest appearance on the series.

The announcement generated. On October 7, 2011, cast member Taylor Garrett announced via Twitter that his home had been vandalized, tweeting "My place is nice and breezy now thanks to a liberal!" along with a picture of a broken window. A rock bearing a note calling Garrett "Z list" and "an embarrassment to the gay community" was thrown through a window of his Dallas-area home. LGBT bloggers became suspicious of the story, noting that no police report had been filed and that series executive producer John Hill tweeted Garrett after the incident was reported in The Huffington Post congratulating him for generating headlines. Garrett and Logo did not respond to questions about the incident, leading to suspicion that Garrett and/or someone associated with the series or the network faked the incident. Garrett denied any involvement, stating that he was out of town when the incident occurred and that he didn't file a police report because his building manager had filed one, he provided copies of both reports to The Huffington Post.

LGBT culture in Dallas–Fort Worth Official website The A-List: Dallas on IMDb

Cycling at the Friendship Games

The cycling competition at the Friendship Games consisted of two road cycling and five track cycling events. The individual road race was held at the Schleizer Dreieck race track in Schleiz, East Germany on 23 August 1984, the team road race was held in Forst, East Germany on 26 August 1984, while track cycling events were held at the Velodrome of the Trade Unions Olympic Sports Centre in Moscow, Soviet Union between 18 and 22 August 1984. * Host nation Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics Chmielewski, Zbigniew. Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984. Sarajewo, Los Angeles. Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka. Pp. 193–195, 212–213. ISBN 83-217-2610-0. Trzciński, Tomasz. Gwiazdy sportu'84. Warsaw: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. Pp. 86–87. ISBN 83-03-01177-4

Oxia Palus quadrangle

The Oxia Palus quadrangle is one of a series of 30 quadrangle maps of Mars used by the United States Geological Survey Astrogeology Research Program. The Oxia Palus quadrangle is referred to as MC-11; the quadrangle covers the region of 0 ° to 0 ° to 30 ° north latitude on Mars. This quadrangle contains parts of many regions: Chryse Planitia, Arabia Terra, Xanthe Terra, Margaritifer Terra, Meridiani Planum and Oxia Planum. Mars Pathfinder landed in the Oxia Palus quadrangle at 19.13°N 33.22°W / 19.13. Crater names in Oxia Palus are a for famous scientists. Besides Galilei and da Vinci, some of the people who discovered the atom and radiation are honored there: Curie and Rutherford. Mawrth Vallis was considered as a landing site for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, it made it to at least the top two sites for NASA's EXoMars 2020 Rover mission. The exact location proposed for this landing is 22.16 N and 342.05 E. The Mawrth Vallis region is well studied with more than 40 papers published in peer-reviewed publications.

Near the Mawrth channel is a 200 meter high plateau with many exposed layers. Spectral studies have detected clay minerals. Clay minerals were deposited in the Early to Middle Noachian period. Weathering exposed a variety of minerals such as kaolin and jarosite. Volcanic material covered the region; this volcanic material would have protected any possible organic materials from radiation. Another site in the Oxia Palus quadrangle has been picked for the EXoMars 2020 landing is at 18.14 N and 335.76 E. This site is of interest because of a long-duration aqueous system including a delta, possible biosignatures, a variety of clays; this quadrangle contains abundant evidence for past water in such forms as river valleys, lakes and chaos areas where water flowed out of the ground. A variety of clay minerals have been found in Oxia Palus. Clay is formed in water, it is good for preserving microscopic evidence of ancient life. Scientists have found strong evidence for a lake located in the Oxia Palus quadrangle that received drainage from Shalbatana Vallis.

The study, carried out with HiRISE images, indicates that water formed a 30-mile-long canyon that opened up into a valley, deposited sediment, created a delta. This delta and others around the basin imply the existence of a long-lived lake. Of special interest is evidence that the lake formed after the warm, wet period was thought to have ended. So, lakes may have been around much longer than thought. In October 2015, Oxia Planum, a plain located near 18.275°N 335.368°E / 18.275. An erosion-resistant layer on top of clay units may have preserved evidence of life; the Mars Pathfinder found its landing site to contain a great deal of rocks. Analysis shows the area to have a greater density of rocks than 90% of Mars; some of the rocks leaned against each other in a manner geologists term imbricated. It is believed strong flood waters in the past pushed the rocks around to face away from the flow; some pebbles were rounded from being tumbled in a stream. Some rocks have holes on their surfaces. Small sand dunes are present.

Parts of the ground are crusty, maybe due to cementing by a fluid containing minerals. In general the rocks show a dark gray color with patches of red dust or weathered appearance on their surfaces. Dust covers the lower 5–7 cm of some rocks, so they may have once been buried, but have now become exhumed. Three knobs, one large crater, two small craters were visible on the horizon. Results of Mars Pathfinder's Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer indicated that some rocks in the Oxia Palus quadrangle are like Earth's andesites; the discovery of andesites shows that some Martian rocks have been reprocessed. On Earth, Andesite forms when magma sits in pockets of rock while some of the iron and magnesium settle out; the final rock contains less iron and magnesium and more silica. Volcanic rocks are classified by comparing the relative amount of alkalis with the amount of silica. Andesite is different from the rocks found in meteorites. By the time that final results of the mission were described in a series of articles in the Journal Science, it was believed that the rock Yogi contained a coating of dust, but was similar to the rock Barnacle Bill.

Calculations suggest that the two rocks contain the minerals orthopyroxene, quartz, with smaller amounts of magnetite, iron sulfide, calcium phosphate. By taking multiple images of the sky at different distances from the sun, scientists were able to determine that size of the particles in the pink haze was about 1 micrometer in radius; the color of some soils was similar to that of an iron oxyhydroxide phase which would support a warmer and wetter climate in the past. Pathfinder carried a series of magnets to examine the magnetic component of the dust. All but one of the magnets developed a coating of dust. Since the weakest magnet did not attract any soil, it was concluded that the airborne dust did not contain pure magnetite or one type of maghemite; the dust was an aggregate possible cemented with ferric oxide. Winds were less than 10 m/s. Dust devils were detected in the early afternoon; the sky had a pink color. There was evidence of maybe fog. Many large, ancient river valleys are found in this area.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium' is located in Draper, United States. It houses 4,500 animals representing 550 species; the public aquarium consists of five main exhibits. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium was founded in 1997 by Brent Andersen, a Utah native and marine biology graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara, it is a regional attraction with over 850,000 annual visitors. The initial plan was to build a 90,000 square feet aquarium that showed ecosystems from around the world. Site locations for the aquarium were considered in Salt Lake County and Utah County, feasibility studies indicated downtown Salt Lake City would be the best location; the first education component was launched in February 1999, when the Aquavan was outfitted with educational portable marine exhibits and began visiting Utah schools. In 2004, in order to garner support for the full-size aquarium, the young organization opened a 10,000 sq ft exhibit at the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake offering an exclusive experience of marine and freshwater life, not available in Utah's arid climate.

The Living Planet Aquarium Preview Exhibit featured freshwater fish, stingrays, eels, a coral reef, a giant octopus, a small theater, other interactive exhibits. Attendance reached over 150,000 visitors per year the first two years and the small space was outgrown; the Aquarium relocated in June 2006 to a much larger 43,000 square feet space in Utah. Attendance reached 460,000 visitors per year; the long range plan to construct a campus that would house an Aquarium and a Science Learning Center continued to get support from the community over the next 4 years and in 2010 several prominent members of the business community joined to lead the Board of Trustees including Ken Murdock, Jim Loveland, Tim Cosgrove, Jeff Flamm, Rick White, Ron Nielsen, Michele Hilton and Paul Hutchinson.. The Loveland Family Foundation had been a long time donor, in 2011 presented a lead gift that allowed the organization to accelerate fundraising, purchase 17 acres of land and raise $27 million to build the Aquarium's permanent home in Draper, Utah..

The 136,000 square feet Loveland Living Planet Aquarium opened to the public on March 24, 2014 and saw over 1.1 million visitors the first year of operation. The Aquarium is a 501non-profit organization. Ocean Explorer features saltwater species from all over the world including sea jellies, eels and seven species of sharks. Shark species include brown-banded bamboo sharks, nurse sharks, sandbar sharks, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, zebra sharks. One of the most popular features is the 40-foot shark tunnel. Guests can view the sharks, sea turtles and sting rays swimming just inches away! The shark tunnel was lifted through the roof of the aquarium with a crane; the tunnel is made from 3.5 inch thick acrylic. Journey to South America takes you through the rain forests of South America, where you will encounter a 14-foot anaconda, caiman, desert insects, tree boas, electric eels, tree frogs and Amazon giants; the exhibit educates guests about the biodiversity of rain forest ecosystems, the benefits rain forests provide us and how we all can help protect these amazing habitats!

Discover Utah houses some of Utah's threatened and endangered species such as June suckers and least chub. The largest exhibit in this gallery features three male North American river otters which will serve to educate visitors about river otters, otter reintroduction efforts, release locations in Utah. Families can learn all about the importance of preserving and protecting Utah's waterways as they explore and experience this exhibit. Antarctic Adventure immerses guests in a Falkland Islands research station where they will meet gentoo penguins. Expedition: Asia opened on June 15, 2016; the traveling exhibit features three male Asian small-clawed otters, three Asian arowana, many different species of Asian birds and reptiles. The main feature of Expedition: Asia are the aquarium's two clouded leopards and Rhu; the aquarium's education department operates two outreach programs: the Utah Waters Van and the Rain forest Van. The outreach programs visit over 450 elementary schools statewide each year, reaching nearly 80,000 students.

Field trip programs for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and a teacher professional development program with resources for fourth grade teachers are offered. Official website