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Eusthenopteron

Eusthenopteron is a genus of prehistoric sarcopterygian which has attained an iconic status from its close relationships to tetrapods. The name derives from two Greek stems—eustheno- "strength" and -pteron "wing" and thus "strongly developed fins". Early depictions of this animal show it emerging onto land; the genus Eusthenopteron is known from several species that lived during the Late Devonian period, about 385 million years ago. Eusthenopteron was first described by J. F. Whiteaves in 1881, as part of a large collection of fishes from Miguasha, Quebec; some 2,000 Eusthenopteron specimens have been collected from Miguasha, one of, the object of intensely detailed study and several papers from the 1940s to the 1990s by paleoichthyologist Erik Jarvik. Anatomically, Eusthenopteron shares many unique features in common with the earliest-known tetrapods, it shares a similar pattern of skull roofing bones with forms such as Acanthostega. Eusthenopteron, like other tetrapodomorph fishes, had internal nostrils, which are one of the defining traits of tetrapodomorphs.

It had labyrinthodont teeth, characterized by infolded enamel, which characterizes all of the earliest known tetrapods as well. Like other fish-like sarcopterygians, Eusthenopteron possessed a two-part cranium, which hinged at mid-length along an intracranial joint. Eusthenopteron's notoriety comes from the pattern of its fin endoskeleton, which bears a distinct humerus and radius and femur and fibula; these appendicular long bones had epiphyseal growth plates that allowed substantial longitudinal growth through endochondral ossification, as in tetrapod long bones. These six appendicular bones occur in tetrapods and are a synapomorphy of a large clade of sarcopterygians Tetrapodomorpha, its elasmoid scales lack superficial odontodes composed of dentine and enamel. The earliest-known fossilised evidence of bone marrow has been found in Eusthenopteron, which may be the origin of bone marrow in tetrapods. Eusthenopteron differs from some Carboniferous tetrapods in the apparent absence of a recognized larval stage and a definitive metamorphosis.

In the smallest known specimen of Eusthenopteron foordi, the lepidotrichia cover all of the fins, which does not happen until after metamorphosis in genera like Polyodon. This might indicate that Eusthenopteron developed directly, with the hatchling attaining the general body form of the adult. Gogonasus Tiktaalik – an more tetrapod-like sarcopterygian S. Cote. "Vertebral development in the Devonian Sarcopterygian fish Eusthenopteron foordi and the polarity of vertebral evolution in non-amniote tetrapods". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 22: 487–502. Doi:10.1671/0272-46340222.0. CO. ISSN 0272-4634. R. Cloutier. "Taxonomic review of Eusthenopteron foordi.". Devonian Fishes and Plants of Miguasha, Canada. Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München. Pp. 487–502. E. Jarvik. Basic Structure and Evolution of Vertebrates. Academic Press. Https://web.archive.org/web/20060313170715/http://www.palaeos.com/Vertebrates/Units/140Sarcopterygii/140.860.html

Intereconomía Corporation

Intereconomía Corporation is a Spanish media group which owns radio stations, a national broadcast channel and magazines. The chairman is Julio Ariza, the main stakeholder. Intereconomía headquarters are located in Madrid, but it has offices in Barcelona and Valencia, where over 600 employees work; the corporate logo is a bull, inspired by the famous bull statue located on Wall Street. According to his principles Intereconomía defends the sanctity of human life, individual freedom and free enterprise, Spanish unity. Intereconomía was created in 1995, it started as small radio station broadcasting finance information. Since it has increased its influence in the Spanish media spectrum, its expansion led to a corporate simplification into 5 companies related to its core business: radio, TV, online and films. The company's most popular TV shows are Punto Pelota. Intereconomía is good at reporting hard news because of his live debates, its ratings soared when the 15-M demonstrations took place Spain and whenever Real Madrid plays against F.

C. Barcelona. Época La Gaceta

Hellingly Cricket Club

Hellingly Cricket Club is a cricket club based in Hellingly, East Sussex, England. The club was formed in 1758, 2008 marked the 250th anniversary; the club dates back to 1758 when a newspaper contained the following article - On 21 June 1758, the gentlemen of Hellingly joined the gentlemen of the nearby villages Chiddingly and Chalvington to a game of cricket against the gentlemen of Firle and Ringmer, to be played at The Broil in Ringmer. This match is still commemorated each year with an annual cricket game played in the form of the Chalvington Cup. In a sponsored walk in March and April 2008, to celebrate the anniversary, members hit a cricket ball the 140 miles from Lords to their ground and back again; the club's old minute books show that the present cricket club was reformed on May 10, 1904 and that cricket was played at the turn of the century on the field, now Horsebridge Recreation Ground. Several years Hellingly moved cricket grounds around the village until in 1953 a new cricket pitch was laid and a pavilion was erected back at Horsebridge Recreation Ground.

1972 saw. Hellingly in 1975 were the tenth team to join the league. Today the league now has twelve divisions with over 110 teams playing in it. In 2007, Hellingly made the decision to join the Sussex Cricket League, 2008 saw them join the new'Division 3 East' of the league; the Club plays its home games at Ninfield. Ninfield is used for third and fourth eleven games, Horsebridge is used for all other home matches. Horsebridge Recreation ground has a bar and Clubhouse, four sight-screens, two permanent nets as well as a roller net. In 2006-07, Wealden District Council granted £3,400 towards major ground care equipment, including a small electronic scoreboard and a'slip cradle'. Planned improvements for 2011 are for a temporary score box to be built at the ground, as well as improvements to the square; the club has teams in various local leagues. The 1st and 2nd eleven teams play in the Sussex Cricket League in division 3, whilst the 3rd and 4th elevens play in division 9 and 11 of the East Sussex Cricket League.

The club has teams at under 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups. 2010 saw a successful return of a Sunday side at Hellingly, playing friendly matches throughout the season. In January it was announced that the club has been accepted into the National Village Knock-out Cup for the 2011 season; the main cup that Hellingly enter each year is the Oakshott Knockout Cup, which the club has won on 13 occasions Winners: 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1966, 1969, 1986, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010 Out of the club's 252 year history, 2010 was the club's best year to date, which included the following silverware, Doug Standen Trophy Oakshott Cup Tony Horsecroft Memorial Trophy Chalvington Cup Division 10 Winners Trophy Division 12 Winners Trophy SCB U18 Development League Group Winners EACA Under 16's League Winners EACA Under 14's League Winners EACA Under 12's League Winners Eastbourne Under 13's Indoor League Cup East Sussex area fair play trophy SCL II's Division 3 league runners up Although only playing in Division 3 of the Sussex League, you could be mistaken for thinking the club was playing in the County Championship, with every Saturday and Sunday first team fixture filmed from start to finish, using a range of cameras and laptops.

This allows the club to post videos and detailed match reports from the games to websites and various local newspapers. 2010 saw the club post over 200 reports of every single game played in the season to four Newspapers, as well as the introduction of a monthly newsletter. The club has gained a permanent Internet connection and for the 2011 season they aim to allow members and followers of the club to get updates from the Hellingly website whilst the games are in progress. Official site East Sussex Cricket League Sussex Cricket League National Village Knock-out Cup