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Eden Project

The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction in Cornwall, England, UK. Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments; the project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit, located 2 km from the town of St Blazey and 5 km from the larger town of St Austell. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, each enclosure emulates a natural biome; the biomes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The largest of the two biomes simulates a rainforest environment and the second, a Mediterranean environment; the attraction has an outside botanical garden, home to many plants and wildlife native to Cornwall and the UK in general. There are plans to build an Eden Project North in the seaside town of Morecambe, with a focus on the marine environment; the clay pit in which the project is sited was in use for over 160 years. In 1981, the pit was used by the BBC as the planet surface of Magrathea in the 1981 TV series of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

By the mid-1990s the pit was all but exhausted. The initial idea for the project dates back to 1996, with construction beginning in 1998; the work was hampered by torrential rain in the first few months of the project, parts of the pit flooded as it sits 15 m below the water table. The first part of the Eden Project, the visitor centre, opened to the public in May 2000; the first plants began arriving in September of that year, the full site opened on 17 March 2001. The Eden Project was used as a filming location for the 2002 James Bond film. On 2 July 2005 The Eden Project hosted the "Africa Calling" concert of the Live 8 concert series, it has provided some plants for the British Museum's Africa garden. In 2005, the Project launched "A Time of Gifts" for the winter months, November to February; this features an ice rink covering the lake, with a small café/bar attached, as well as a Christmas market. Cornish choirs perform in the biomes. In 2007, the Eden Project campaigned unsuccessfully for £50 million in Big Lottery Fund money for a proposed desert biome.

It received just 12.07 % of the lowest for the four projects being considered. As part of the campaign, the Eden Project invited people all over Cornwall to try to break the world record for the biggest pub quiz as part of its campaign to bring £50 million of lottery funds to Cornwall. In December 2009, much of the project, including both greenhouses, became available to navigate through Google Street View; the Eden Trust revealed a trading loss of £1.3 million for 2012-13, on a turnover of £25.4 million. The Eden Project had posted a surplus of £136,000 for the previous year. In 2014 Eden accounts showed a surplus of £2 million; the World Pasty Championships have been held at the Eden Project since 2012, an international competition to find the best Cornish pasties and other pasty-type savoury snacks. The Eden Project is said to have contributed over £1 billion to the Cornish economy. In 2016, Eden became home to Europe's only Redwood forest when forty saplings of coast redwoods, which could live for 4,000 years and reach 115 metres in height, were planted there.

The Eden Project received 1,006,928 visitors in 2018. The project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw and engineering firm Anthony Hunt and Associates. Davis Langdon carried out the project management, Sir Robert McAlpine and Alfred McAlpine did the construction, MERO designed and built the biomes, Arup was the services engineer, economic consultant, environmental engineer and transportation engineer. Land Use Consultants led the landscape design; the project took 2½ years to construct and opened to the public on 17 March 2001. Once into the attraction, there is a meandering path with views of the two biomes, planted landscapes, including vegetable gardens, sculptures that include a giant bee and The WEEE Man, a towering figure made from old electrical appliances and was meant to represent the average electrical waste used by one person in a lifetime. At the bottom of the pit are two covered biomes: The Tropical Biome, covers 1.56 ha and measures 55 m high, 100 m wide, 200 m long.

It is used for tropical plants, such as fruiting banana plants, coffee and giant bamboo, is kept at a tropical temperature and moisture level. The Mediterranean Biome covers 0.654 ha and measures 35 m high, 65 m wide, 135 m long. It houses familiar warm temperate and arid plants such as olives and grape vines and various sculptures; the Outdoor Gardens represent the temperate regions of the world with plants such as tea, hops and sunflowers, as well as local plant species. The covered biomes are constructed from a tubular steel with hexagonal external cladding panels made from the thermoplastic ETFE. Glass was avoided due to potential dangers; the cladding panels themselves are created from several layers of thin UV-transparent ETFE film, which are sealed around their perimeter and inflated to create a large cushion. The resulting cushion acts as a thermal blanket to the structure; the ETFE material is resistant to most stains, which wash off in the rain. If required, cleaning can be performed by abseilers.

Although the ETFE is susceptible to punctures, these can be fixed with ETFE tape. The structure is self-supporting

Gary Cooke

Gary Cooke is an Irish actor and writer, one of the stars, on screen, of Après Match and, on stage, I, Keano and MacBecks. He is best known for his portrayal of media personality Eamon Dunphy, although he has mocked Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and TV3 sports broadcaster Trevor Welch. Cooke lives in Baldoyle. From 2005 to 2007 he starred as Dunphia the wood nymph and Fergie the Hair Dryer God in the musical comedy hit I, Keano. On 31 January 2006, Cooke took part in a New Year's Eve special of Celebrity Jigs n' Reels, he plays one of the judges, Vernon Fentor, alongside Sean Gallagher and former EastEnders star Michelle Collins on the ITV/TV3 drama Rock Rivals. Filming of the series took place in Ireland, he co-wrote the script for this year's Gaiety Pantomime and the Beanstalk. He starred in the musical MacBecks at the Olympia Theatre. David and Victoria Beckham did not attend, he contributed to a book of essays compiled as part of Tennis Ireland's 100th anniversary in 2008. He co-wrote with Malachy McKenna a political version of Cinderella, performed at the Gaiety Theatre in January 2009.

In 2010, he signed up with gambling company Ladbrokes as "world-famous Italian manager" Gino Stromboli. In July 2013 he took part in Celebrity MasterChef Ireland and was eliminated in week 1. Après Match I, Keano Rock Rivals MacBecks "Return of the'Match", Hot Press interview with Après Match before the 2002 FIFA World Cup

Puyo Puyo (video game)

Puyo Puyo is a puzzle video game released in 1991 by Compile for the MSX2. Since its creation, it uses characters from Madou Monogatari, it was created by Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani, the founder of Compile, inspired by certain elements from the Tetris and Dr. Mario series of games; the game was released by Tokuma Shoten on the same day of the MSX2 release under the name Famimaga Disk Vol. 5: Puyo Puyo and as part of the Famimaga Disk series for the Family Computer Disk System. A year after the MSX2 and FDS versions, Sega released an arcade version, which expanded the previous versions by including a one-player story mode and a two-player competitive mode; the main game of Puyo Puyo is played against at least one opponent, human. The game itself has three modes, Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, Endless Puyo Puyo. In Single mode, the player takes on the role of Arle Nadja, a 16-year-old female spellcaster that has the pleasure of foiling the Dark Prince's plans; the Dark Prince wishes to take over the world, Arle stands in his way.

As such, Arle must first however battle her way through 12 opponents before facing the Dark Prince. With the exception of Rulue, they are not sent by the Dark Prince, they just want to pull shenanigans with her. Once Arle has beaten the Dark Prince, the world is saved, so she can return home; as in all main Puyo games, the story mode consists of playing Puyo matches against a fixed sequence of characters in one of three courses. In Double mode, two players play against each other. In the same fashion as before, by out-chaining one another, the player tries to fill up their opponent's grid. Since the rules of sending so many garbage blocks made games short-lived, no matter how many chains are sent, Compile added the rule of Offsetting in Puyo Puyo 2 and onwards; this lets players counter opponents' attacks with chains of their own, sending any garbage blocks back to them as a result of overflow. In endless mode, the player must continually match puyos to get the highest score. In Mission mode, the player must complete 52 missions requiring the Puyos on the field to be eliminated by using limited pieces.

An English-translated version of arcade original was created and released internationally which replaces the original voice work, changes many of the characters' names, removes the wings of the Harpies. Sega had re-released Puyo Puyo for the Mega Drive on December 18, 1992 and the Game Gear on March 19, 1993 in Japan; the Game Gear port of Puyo Puyo contains an English version named Puzlow Kids. A PC-9801 port was released by Compile for the PC-9801 on March 19, 1993, the same day the Game Gear port was released. Tokuma Shoten had re-released their version Puyo Puyo for the Family Computer itself on July 23, 1993, which added a 2-player competitive mode. Banpresto released a version for the Super Famicom under the title Super Puyo Puyo on December 10, 1993. A port to the Game Boy was developed by Winkysoft, published by Banpresto and released on July 31, 1994 under the original name. NEC released their version of Puyo Puyo for the PC Engine's CD-ROM² on April 22, 1994 titled Puyo Puyo CD. CRI Middleware released their version of Puyo Puyo for the FM Towns in December 1994.

The game was ported to Amiga by request of Amiga Power magazine and was featured on a cover disk under the name Super Foul Egg. It was ported to RISC OS on Acorn by Owain Cole, ported to Java. In late 1995 it was ported to the Apple IIGS by Bret Victor. Before being branded as Puyo Pop internationally, the first game saw release outside Japan in 1993 as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine in North America and Europe for the Mega Drive/Genesis as well as the Game Gear and Master System. Two years it was released as Kirby's Avalanche for the Super NES in North America and Europe respectively; the Mega Drive version was a bestseller in Japan for four months. The Mega Drive version was re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan on December 2, 2006, while the arcade version was released on April 12, 2011; the arcade VC release features online play. In August 22, 2019, the Arcade version has been re-released for the Nintendo Switch under the Sega Ages Puyo Puyo brand, with online-playing features.

Puyo Puyo at the Killer List of Videogames Hardcore Gaming 101 - Puyo Puyo Details the entirety of the series and all of its spinoffs


Losdolobus is a genus of six-eyed spiders found in Brazil belonging to the family Orsolobidae. The known species of Losdolobus include: Losdolobus nelsoni Pompozzi, 2015 — Argentina Losdolobus opytapora Brescovit, Bertoncello & Ott, 2004 — Brazil Losdolobus parana Platnick & Brescovit, 1994 — Argentina Losdolobus xaruanus Lise & Almeida, 2006 — Brazil Losdolobus ybypora Brescovit, Ott & Lise, 2004 — Brazil This genus name constitutes a curiosity: the arachnologists Platnick and Brescovit wanted to honor two Argentinians who helped them, Pablo Goloboff and Martín Ramírez. Asked to suggest a name, they proposed "losdolobus", drawn from the Buenos Aires argot called Lunfardo and loosely translates as "the morons". Forster, R. R, Platnick, N. I.: A review of the austral spider family Orsolobidae, with notes on the superfamily Dysderoidea. Bulletin of the AMNH 181 PDF Abstract Griswold, C. E. Platnick, N. I.: On the first African spiders of the family Orsolobidae. American Museum Novitates 2892. Abstract Platnick, N.

I. Brescovit, A. D.: A new genus of the spider family Orsolobidae from Brazil. American Museum Novitates 3112 Antonio D. Brescovit, Luis A. Bertoncello, Ricardo Ott & Arno A. Lise. "Two new species of Brazilian spiders". Revista Ibérica de Aracnología. 9: 249-257. Retrieved 10 August 2019. CS1 maint: uses authors parameter

U.D. Moctezuma de Orizaba

Moctezuma de Orizaba was a Mexican football team that played in the Liga Mexicana de Football Amateur Association prior to the professionalization and development of the Mexican first division. The club was based in the city of Orizaba and folded in 1950; the club was founded in 1932 by workers from the Montezuma brewery in Orizaba Veracruz. The team was created to play sports in their spare time and once the owner of the brewery saw the men he decided to sponsor the club and so the club took on the brewery name Club Moctezuma de Orizaba and joined the amateur league in Veracruz. Moctezuma club is remembered for being the first club from Veracruz to play in the amateur league in Mexico City, when they joined the league in 1940. Campeón de Campeones: 1947 Copa México: 1942–43, 1946–47 article on former player "Fello" Meza Football in Mexico Albinegros de Orizaba Works team

Mount Rogers (Australian Capital Territory)

Mount Rogers is a large hill, with an elevation of 704 metres, located in the northern suburbs of Canberra, within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. There is a park called the Mount Rogers Reserve at the crest of the hill, a trig point at the summit; the suburbs of Flynn, Melba and Fraser are situated on its slopes. Mount Rogers has several significant rocky outcrops around the area which are predominantly made up of dacite, indicating the area's volcanic past. Small boulders are common and the soil is rocky and thin; the area contain 50 two-hundred-year-old eucalypts. The stumps of larger older trees indicate that, prior to European settlement, the landscape would have been an open grassy woodland. Many new trees and shrubs were planted in the early 1970s as the suburbs' houses were built around the rather treeless hill. Mount Rogers has a popular walking track 2.5 km in length, around its perimeter which offers beautiful views of Lake Ginninderra, the Brindabellas, Hall. Regular walkers and other locals care about this 64 hectare piece of land and its bird, reptile and mammal species, this interest has promoted community spirit and monthly working bees.

The area has a Landcare group, Mt Rogers Landcare, which has a blog where the groups' coordinator's newsletters are posted periodically. Superb Parrots and Tawny Frogmouths have been regular visitors to Mt Rogers in recent years, as recorded on the blog and its pages. Mt Rogers has been an off-lead dog space for forty years; the off-lead aspect of Mt Rogers is most valued by the residents of the four suburbs bordering Mt Rogers. The community is grateful for the opportunity to allow their dogs to walk and enjoy the socialisation of other dogs and people. Mount Rogers is named after John Core Rogers, the Commonwealth Surveyor General from 1949-1963, he served on the Canberra Building Review Committee, was foundation president of the Canberra Division of the Institute of Surveyors and was instrumental in the formation of the National Mapping Council in 1945