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Stagmatopterinae

Stagmatopterinae is a subfamily of the Mantidae, a family of insects within the order of mantises. The Stagmatopterinae subfamily consists of 7 genera, 50 species. Catoxyopsis Catoxyopsis dubiosa Lobocneme Lobocneme colombiae Lobocneme lobipes Oxyopsis Oxyopsis acutipennis Oxyopsis festae Oxyopsis gracilis Oxyopsis lobeter Oxyopsis media Oxyopsis obtusa Oxyopsis oculea Oxyopsis peruviana Oxyopsis rubicunda Oxyopsis saussurei Oxyopsis stali Parastagmatoptera Parastagmatoptera amazonica Parastagmatoptera concolor Parastagmatoptera confusa Parastagmatoptera flavoguttata Parastagmatoptera glauca Parastagmatoptera hoorie Parastagmatoptera immaculata Parastagmatoptera pellucida Parastagmatoptera serricornis Parastagmatoptera simulacrum Parastagmatoptera tessellata Parastagmatoptera unipunctata Parastagmatoptera vitreola Parastagmatoptera vitrepennis Parastagmatoptera zernyi Paroxyopsis Paroxyopsis icterica Pseudoxyops Pseudoxyops boliviana Pseudoxyops borellii Pseudoxyops diluta Pseudoxyops minuta Pseudoxyops perpulchra Stagmatoptera Stagmatoptera abdominalis Stagmatoptera binotata Stagmatoptera biocellata Stagmatoptera femoralis Stagmatoptera flavipennis Stagmatoptera hyaloptera Stagmatoptera luna Stagmatoptera nova Stagmatoptera pia Stagmatoptera praecaria Stagmatoptera reimoseri Stagmatoptera septentrionalis Stagmatoptera supplicaria Stagmatoptera vischeri List of mantis genera and species

A62 autoroute

The A62 autoroute is a French motorway forming part of the Autoroute de Deux Mers. The entirety of the route forms the entirety of European route E 72, a part of the inter-European road system; the route of the A62 and E72 is between the cities of Toulouse. The E72 was called E76 in 1975; the road is the western portion of the Autoroute de Deux Mers connecting Toulouse with Bordeaux with a junction with the A630. The road is a toll road for the majority of its course, it is operated by ASF. The A62 is 2x2 lanes between Bordeaux and Montauban and was widened to 2x3 lanes between Montauban and Toulouse where it carries the North-South traffic coming from A20. Exchange A630-A62 01 km 7 Towns served: Martillac 01.1 km 12 Towns served: La Brède, Castres-Gironde Péage de Saint Selve Service Area: Les Landes 02 km 26 Towns served: Podensac and Sauternes 03 km 37 Towns served: Langon Rest Area: Auros Service Area: Bazadais 04 km 55 Towns served: La Réole Rest Area: Chant du Coucou 05 km 72 Towns served: Marmande Rest Area: Mas d'Agenais Service Area: Queyran 06 km 93 Towns served: Damazan and Aiguillon Rest Area: Buzet-sur-Baïse Rest Area: Bruch Service Area: Agen Porte d'Aquitaine Rest Area: Estillac 07 km 124 Towns served: Agen Rest area: Moirax Rest area: Layrac Rest Area: Dunes 08 km 149 Towns served: Valence, Auvillar.

Rest area: Garonne Rest Area: La Vallière/Savigny 09 km 169 Towns served: Castelsarrasin, Moissac Rest area: Escatalens/Forêt de Saint-Porquier Rest Area: Forêt de Montech/Lacourt-Saint-Pierre 10 km 193 Towns served: Montauban Exchange A62-A20 Junction with the A20 to Limoges. Rest Area: Naudy/se, Campsas sens Toulouse-Bordeaux Service Area: Frontonnais 10.1 km 213 Towns served: Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds 11 km 219 Towns served:Lespinasse Péage de Toulouse-nord Exchange A62-A680 km 225 Motorway becomes the Périphérique de Toulouse serving Toulouse. 12 km 226 Towns served:Toulouse 12 km 228 Towns served:Toulouse Exchange A62-A68-A61 Motorway ends in a junction with the A61, A68 France Toulouse - Bordeaux A62 Motorway in Saratlas

The 3rd World (Immortal Technique album)

The 3rd World is the third studio album by rapper Immortal Technique, following a five-year absence since Revolutionary Vol. 2. It was released on June 2008, on Viper Records; the 3rd World peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200 chart. He claimed in an interview from September 2009 to have sold more than 60,000 copies; the album was conceived while recording material for other forthcoming projects with DJ Green Lantern and Southpaw. In 2009 Immortal Technique used the proceeds from this album to fund and construct an orphanage in Afghanistan. "Golpe De Estado" samples "Marcia Religiosa" by City of Prague Philharmonic "Mistakes" samples "I Made A Mistake" by Bob Marley

Saman (deity)

Saman is a deity, subject to local and indigenous belief and worship in Sri Lanka. The name Saman means "the rising morning sun", his character is of historical significance for the Sinhalese people and veneration to all the Buddhists. God Maha Sumana Saman is depicted crowned and bejeweled, holding a lotus flower in his right or left hand and accompanied by a white elephant. According to Mahavamsa, the early chronicle of Sri Lanka, Saman is considered as one of the guardian deities of the island and Buddhism in the country. Natha, Upulvan and Kataragama are the other guardian deities. Nayakkar dynasty from South India introduced the goddess Pattini replacing god Saman, during the period of Kandyan Kingdom. Saman is the presiding deity of Sabaragamuwa and the Sri Pada mountain. Accordingly, his main shrine or devalaya is at Ratnapura, where an annual festival is held in his honor. Another major shrine dedicated to god Saman is situated at Mahiyangana in Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Saman is known as Samantabhadra in East Asia under the names Pǔxián Púsà in Chinese, Fugen Bosatsu in Japanese, Bohyun Bosal in Korean, Kun-tu bzang-po in Tibetan and Phổ Hiền Bồ Tát in Vietnamese.

According to common belief, Saman may have been a king or a provincial ruler of Sabaragamuwa from the Deva clan, one of the four main clans in ancient Sri Lanka. According to the tradition of Sammuti Deva, he is revered as a deity. Following his death, Prince Sumana Saman became a god, by the name of God Maha Sumana Saman, he is thought to have been born as a Deva of the heavens following his death due to his great past merit, who became the presiding deity of Sri Pada. Some relate him to the Mahāyāna bodhisattva Samantabhadra. In the legendary history, Sumana Saman deviyo invited Lord Buddha to the Samanala Kanda and on request Lord Gautama Buddha left his foot print on the rock at the top of the mountain as a token of symbolic worship, in the absence of the Buddha. God Sumana Saman was there. Saman became a stream-entrant after listening to the Buddha, who gave him a handful of hairs with which he erected the Stupa at Mahiyangana. According to Mahavansa, the great chronicle of Sri Lanka, Sri Pada mountain bears the impression of the Buddha's left foot, which he left on his third visit to the island.

Some say that the name Samantha Kuta means the "Peak of the God Saman". Sri Lankan Buddhists believe that the footmark on the summit of Sri Pada is that of Lord Buddha, who during his third visit to Kelaniya, 2580 years ago, kept the imprint of his left foot thereon as a relic worthy of veneration. Buddhist devotees who climb the Peak regard God Sumana Saman as their benevolent protector, it is believed that the first person to discover the sacred footprint was King Walagamba while he was in exile in the mountain wilderness. According to the local legend he had been led to the summit of the mountain by a deity in the guise of a stag. Thereafter not only ordinary pilgrims but royalty paid homage to the footprint of the Buddha from ancient times; the pilgrim season to the Sri Pada begins annually on the full moon poya day in December and ends on the Vesak poya day in May. During this six-month period, thousands of pilgrims ascend the mountain to venerate the sacred footmark on the summit. God Saman is the tutelary deity of the mountain wilderness, whose divine eye is supposed to cast upon Deraniyagala, Boltumbe and the mountain Benasamanalagala.

He is regarded as the chief deity of the area surrounding the sacred mountain as well as of the Sabaragamuwa country in general. The Theravada Buddhists of Sri Lanka made god Saman the guardian of their land and their religion. With the rise of Mahayana Buddhism, Saman was identified as Samantabhadra, one of the four principal bodhisattvas of Mahayana. Like Samantabhadra, Saman is depicted crowned and bejewelled, holding a lotus in his right hand and accompanied by a white elephant. At Weligama, an ancient port on Sri Lanka's south coast, there is a 12 ft high statue which some believe is the figure of Samantabhadra carved out of a huge moss-covered bolder; this statue is now called Kushta Rajagala. It is thought that the Pilgrims from India and northern Sri Lanka disembarking at Weligama were greeted by this bodhisattva figure as they set out on the long trek to Sri Pada. God Maha Sumana Saman is depicted in human form accompanied by a white elephant, the ancient bulldozer of Lanka, the great noble beast of royal and Buddhist significance, in the background of Sri Pada.

The resplendent god, a divine being in every sense of the word, holds a red lotus, a flower of Sinhalese Buddhist significance. His noble elephant holds too a red lotus; the dance tradition of Sabaragamuwa relates to the god Saman. The costume worn in the dance is said to resemble his cloths. People of Sabaragamuwa have much faith in the deity and many of their traditions relate to him; the dances are performed in Ratnapura, relating to the worshiping of God Saman much revered by local people. The Maha Saman Devalaya of Ratnapura, first built by King Parakramabahu II in 1270 AD, is the main temple dedicated to the deity Saman; every August this shrine conducts a traditional festival for two weeks every night. This ceremony may be the oldest precession in Sri Lanka, according to a poem sung in "Gara Yakuma" dance, relating to Rama Ravana Story and God Sumana Saman. There is a Saman Devalaya at Mahiyangana. In Sandesha literature, poems were written to Sumana Saman for his blessing o

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is a 2001 stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass. It was written by Adrian Mitchell. Mitchell's adaptation originated as a commission from the Royal Shakespeare Company. In his version, Mitchell uses a fictionalized version of the biographically famous "Golden Afternoon" on the 4th of July 1862, when Charles Dodgson first told the stories that would become the Alice novels to his friend Canon Robinson Duckworth and the Liddell children, Alice and Edith. Dodgson wrote the stories down, much presented the manuscript of Alice's adventures Underground to Alice Liddell in November 1864. On the 4th of July 1862, Charles Dodgson, his friend the Canon Duckworth, the three Liddell sisters, Alice Liddell, Lorina Liddell, Edith Liddell, drift down the Oxford stretch of the river Thames. Alice Liddell asks for a story, as all disembark from the boat, Dodgson begins to tell one.

As Dodgson and company sit on a riverbank and listen to the story he is spinning, Alice Liddell becomes the fictional "Alice". "Alice" steps forward seeing an unusual rabbit brush past her, wearing a waistcoat and a watch, complaining that it is late. Alice follows it across the field and it disappears into a rabbit hole. Alice follows him and falls deep into the centre of the earth, musing on the workings of physics and daydreaming about her cat Dinah, while the Company sing of Alice's predicament. Landing in a heap of leaves, Alice sees the white rabbit running away, but he vanishes when she gets near to him. Now alone in a hall of doors, Alice is drawn to a lovely garden through a tiny door, too small to fit through. On locking the door again she notices. Alice grows to the size of the hall. Alarmed at her sudden change in size and the fact the garden is more further away than Alice cries; the White Rabbit returns, holding a pair of gloves and a fan, but drops them and runs away when he sees Alice.

On a shelf high up Alice notices a bottle marked drink me. She shrinks and tries the garden door again, but it is locked. In vain she tries to climb up the table leg to reach the golden key. Reflecting on her loneliness she tries to recite an old song, Issac Watts's Against Idleness and Mischief, but instead ends up reciting a bizarre parody, How Doth the Little Crocodile. After seeing the crocodile from the poem appear, a startled Alice falls into a pool of her own tears, where she meets a mouse, offended by both cats and dogs. Despite being afraid of Alice's remarks on both subjects the mouse invites her to listen to his history when they reach the shore. On the shore Alice meets several animals; the Duck, the Dodo, the Lory and the Eaglet all have over-exaggerated characteristics of Duckworth, Dodgson and Edith. The Dodo proclaims that the best way to get dry would be to run a caucus race, a race which no one wins and all run round in a circle. After the race is over he declares that everyone has won, so all must have a prize.

Everyone turns to Alice, who finds a packet of sweets in her pinafore pocket and hands them out as prizes. After the festivities finish, all listen to the story of the mouse; the story is nonsensical and Alice, in an effort to understand the tale, accidentally insults the mouse. He storms off. Alice lapses into daydreaming about her cat Dinah and this scares everyone else away too. Left alone, Alice decides to grow bigger again so she can reach the lovely garden. Alice comes across and identity obsessed Caterpillar who insists on asking who she is. After all the changes she has gone through and all she has witnessed, Alice isn't sure if she is the same person as she was this morning. After the Caterpillar and Alice argue about the emotional effects of size changing, he bids her to recite You are Old Father William by Robert Southey, a popular Victorian child's recitation poem. Father William and son rush into the scene, a double act anxious to avoid their routine being stolen, they perform the poem.

The Caterpillar declares that Alice's recitation was wrong and offers her one piece of advice, to eat the mushroom to make her grow taller or shorter. He falls asleep as Alice breaks off two experiments with her size. At a reasonable height, Alice thanks the now-tiny caterpillar and wonders through a wood. Outside a grand house, Alice observes a Fish-Footman and Frog-Footman handing a letter to each other for the Duchess, from the Queen of Hearts, to play croquet. After laughing at the bizarre way the pair complete this ritual, Alice gets drawn into a conversation with the Frog-Footman on the ethics of door knocking; as a plate spins out of the house, the Frog-Footman remarks he will sit outside for days and days doing nothing. Alice is hurries inside the noisy house. Inside the house is a manic and dangerous kitchen, featuring a deranged cook, irritable Duchess, a strange baby and a grinning Cheshire Cat, Alice argues with the Duchess over the day and night structure of the earth, observes the curious Cheshire cat who grins from ear to ear ducks from plates thrown by the cook and is alarmed when the Duchess seems to imply her baby is a pig.

After a surreal lullaby is sung to the baby, Alice is given it as the Duchess hurries off to prepare for croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Alice takes the child away, worrying about its safety, but is taken aback when the child turns into a pig and she has to let it go. Seeing the Cheshire Cat in a tree in a wood, Alice asks it for advice on whom to visit next, the cat