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Furrina

Furrina spelled Furina, was an ancient Roman goddess whose function had become obscure by the 1st century BC. Her cult dated to the earliest period of Roman religious history, since she was one of the fifteen deities who had their own flamen, the Furrinalis, one of the flamines minores. There is some evidence. According to Varro and Georges Dumézil Furrina was a goddess of springs, her name would be related to the Indo-European root *bhr-u-n, Sanskrite bhurvan, indicating the moving or bubbling of water, cognate to Gothic brunna, Latin fervēre, from *fruur > furr by metathesis of the vowel, meaning to bubble or boil. Compare English "fervent", "effervescent" and Latin defruutum; the goddess had a sacred spring and a shrine in Rome, located on the southwestern slopes of Mount Janiculum, on the right bank of the Tiber. The site has survived to the present day in the form of a grove, included within the gardens of Villa Sciarra. Excavations on the site conducted in 1910 identified a well and a system of underground channels, as well as some inscriptions dedicated to Jupiter Heliopolitanus and the nymphae furrinae.

However these findings look to be of a date and the well is not the original spring. Gaius Gracchus was killed in the Grove of Furrina. According to Cicero another sanctuary dedicated to the cult of Furrina was located near Satricum; this place was not the most known one but a hamlet near Arpinum. Furrina's festival was the Furrinalia, held on July 25. On the Roman calendar, festivals separated by an interval of three days were interconnected and belonged to the same function. In the second half of July, the two Lucaria occur on the 19th and 17th, with the Neptunalia on the 23rd and the Furrinalia on the 25th; this grouping is devoted to woods and running waters, which are intended as a shelter and a relief from the heat of the season, the canicula. According to Martianus Capella, Furrina is a low ranking deity who has her seat just above the mountain peaks. Altheim, Franz. A History of Roman Religion. Harold Mattingly, trans. London: Metheun. Dowden, Ken. European Paganism: The Realities of Cult from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.

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Polifórum Benito Juárez

The Polifórum Benito Juárez a 5,800-seat indoor arena in Cancún, Quintana Roo, was built in just 128 days in 2008. It was built as the home of the Pioneros de Quintana Roo basketball team; the arena was built of reinforced concrete in order to withstand hurricanes that may come through the Yucatán Peninsula. It can serve a shelter in case of a natural disaster. In addition to serving as home of the Pioneros and as a shelter for natural disasters, the Polifórum is used for concerts, other sporting events, other special events, it is unusual in that its center-hung scoreboard does not include video screens, a must for most new arenas in the 21st century. There are 2,200 permanent seats; the arena cost 98 million pesos to build. The arena can seat up to 6,000 for concerts; the arena's lighting equipment was installed for large-scale TV transmission. Additionally, the Poliforum has all of the comforts of a gymnasium and, among its qualities, is equipped with four dressing rooms for teams participating in any tournament and recording artists who are performing live in concert.

In 2009 came the first international sporting event in its history with the completion of the American Basketball Championship with the participation of Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico From 5 to 9 August, the Central American tournament averaged 5,000 spectators a day in the regular season and sold out during the finals, where the end Mexico was crowned champion after beating area selection in Belize. In addition to international championships endorsed by FIBA Americas, the Quintana Roo Pioneers club has organized tournaments like the cup "Governor" Basketball in the Poliforum Benito Juárez and which comply with its third edition; the Governor's Cup gathers eight US universities affiliated to the NCAA and is held from 22 to 25 December each year. The tournament is organized in conjunction with ESPN International Special Events division. In 2010 the Colorado State University was proclaimed champion; the Poliforum Benito Juárez and premundial hosted the Under 16 FIBA Americas basketball, where teams of USA, Argentina and Canada got their pass to global specialty.

The Poliforum Benito Juarez has welcomed performers from not just Mexico and Latin America but around the world. Among those who have performed at the Poliforum have included Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzman, Juan Gabriel, Los Tigres del Norte, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Dave Matthews Band, many other acts

Lake George (village), New York

The Village of Lake George is a village within the town of Lake George in Warren County, New York, United States, located at the southern end of its namesake lake. The population was 906 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village and the surrounding area is a famous summertime tourist region and historic summer colony, which at one time included Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe. Lake George was the county seat of Warren County until 1963, when the county seat was moved to Queensbury; the village of Lake George was known as Caldwell, a name preserved in the Caldwell Presbyterian Church. Located on the southern end of Lake George within the eastern edge of the Adirondack Park, the village and surrounding area were on the route between the British and French colonies, were traversed by military forces during the Colonial wars. A reconstruction of Fort William Henry, which replaces the original burned during the French and Indian War, is within the village and serves as a living museum.

In the last quarter of the 19th century the area began to become an important tourist destination. Railroad tracks ran onto the steamboat docks on the south end of Lake George. From there steamboats ran several times a day to the hotels further north on the lake; the Lake George Steamboat Company continues to operate steamboats out of Lake George. The Village of Lake George was incorporated in 1903. Besides the fort with its many associations, historic points of interest include the defunct railway station and a 19th-century courthouse and jail, now operated as a museum by the local historical society; the beach at one motel in the village features a plaque marking the site where the Marquis de Montcalm landed with his army preparatory to attacking the fort. A plaque at the site of the Bloody Pond Massacre is a short distance south of the village along US 9; the Delaware and Hudson Passenger Station, Lake George Battlefield Park Historic District, Mohican II, Old Warren County Courthouse Complex, St. James Episcopal Church, United States Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles, all land. It is situated beside Lake George; the village is located about 50 miles north of Albany, New York and about 200 miles north of New York City and northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the census of 2000, there were 985 people, 448 households, 237 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,615.3 people per square mile. There are 579 housing units at an average density of 949.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village is 97.36% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.30% from other races, 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population. There were 448 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 46.9% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.90. In the village, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males. The median income for a household in the village was $33,000, the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,318 versus $24,792 for females; the per capita income for the village was $20,077. About 7.7% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older. Local History -- Lake George Historical Association Official website

Sunderland International Airshow

The Sunderland International Airshow is the biggest free annual airshow in Europe, held at the Roker and Seaburn seafronts. It takes place over the course of three days the final weekend in July, attracts around 2,000,000 spectators every year; the airshow features a large number including the Red Arrows and the Eurofighter Typhoon. In addition to the planes, the seafront plays host to a range of food counters and fairground games; the Royal Navy traditionally have a warship off the coast every year HMS Ocean, the adopted warship of Sunderland, however in 2007, HMS Albion made an appearance instead as HMS Ocean had other commitments. The airshow was first held in 1989 as a single day show, was planned to be a one-off event, when it attracted 250,000 spectators. Due to its success, from 1991 it became a two-day show, subsequently three days. Due to thick fog and mist in 2008, the airshow was cancelled, nothing flew; some aviation fans stayed the whole weekend. The Friday night launch, which started back in 2010, shows sunset displays for the majority of the night, but the night is rounded off with gliders with sparklers during the "settling down" period, a large firework display ends it all.

Newcastle International Airport was used as the main base for the displaying aircraft up until 2007 and again from 2014 as Tees Valley Airport was going into decline, as well it seemed right to depart from Newcastle Airport, as they are an official sponsor of the event. In 2007 Sunderland City Council teamed up with Gentoo and CarbonNeutral North East to reduce and offset all the emissions caused by staging the two-day show. There was a Green Village with many environmental stalls; the show has had many highlights over the years, including: Red Arrows Eurofighter Typhoon Black Cats Harrier GR9 The Blades F-16 The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight The RAF Falcons Royal Marines Role Demo – 6 Assault Squadron RAF Chinook Display Team – Personnel from 18 and 27 Squadrons Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream 41 North East England Livery Catalina Official Website Official Facebook page for Sunderland International Airshow YouTube: Highlights from Sunderland International Airshow 2012 Sunderland Live organises the Sunderland International Airshow on behalf of Sunderland City Council

Sotaro Yasunaga

Sotaro Yasunaga is a former Japanese football player and manager. Yasunaga was born in Ube on April 20, 1976. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined Yokohama Marinos in 1995. In 1995 season, he played many won the champions J1 League. In 1997, he moved to Segunda División club Lleida, he returned to Yokohama Marinos in 1998 and he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse in 1999. He won the 2nd place 1999 J1 League. In Asia, the club won the champions 1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup, he returned to Yokohama F. Marinos in September 2001; however he could hardly play in the match and he moved to Segunda División club Racing Ferrol in 2002. He returned to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2003, he moved to retired end of 2005 season. In April 1995, Yasunaga was selected Japan U-20 national team for 1995 World Youth Championship, he scored a goal against Burundi. In August 2016, Yasunaga became a manager for SC Sagamihara as Norihiro Satsukawa successor, he resigned end of 2017 season. Sotaro Yasunaga – FIFA competition record Player statistics at J.

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Admiralty tug

Admiralty tugs were tugboats built for and operated by the Royal Navy. These were vessels built to Admiralty specifications and in specific classes during the First and Second World Wars, they were built to meet the Royal Navy's demand for auxiliary vessels and to supplement the civilian tugs requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service. At the outbreak of the First World War the Royal Navy owned seven fleet tugs civilian vessels purchased as required, employed in normal tug duties at naval ports; when war commenced the Admiralty put in train plans to requisition civilian tugs to meet the need for vessels to work as patrol vessels, anti-submarine warfare vessels and a host of routine duties. In all, over 100 civilian tugs were requisitioned in this way. There was an increased need for boats to act on the salvage and rescue of ships attacked and damaged on the high seas, for which the civilian fleet was not sufficient. To meet this need the Admiralty placed an order for 64 sea-going tugs to operate in this capacity.

These were to a single design, based on a civilian type, and, as they were built by specialist shipyards, incorporated merchant rather than navy features. However it was specified they be armed and equipped with radio; the main class of Admiralty tug was the Saint class. Of 64 ordered, 46 were commissioned before the end of hostilities; the second class was the Resolve class, 5 large ocean-going tugs for duty on the high seas, but these were incomplete at the war's end. In addition the Admiralty built several classes of small tugs, including 10 Robust-class paddle tugs, 6 West-class harbour tugs, several classes of tugs for special duties. 15 vessels were built to tugboat design for use as boarding vessels in the Thames estuary and another 13 for use in the Mersey. They built 24 tugs employed towing ferro-concrete barges between England and France. In World War II a similar situation arose. In all 117 harbour tugs were brought into service, including the 10 Robust and 6 West-class vessels and 101 others of various design.

Just two harbour tugs were built for the Admiralty during the Alligator class. Prior to 1939 the Royal Navy had built four Brigand-class rescue tugs for its own use. At the same time orders were placed for 21 Admiralty tugs, the Assurance class, the first being delivered in 1940. In 1942 a further 23 Favourite, 8 Bustler-class tugs were built, followed in 1944 by 6 Envoy-class tugs. A number of US Rescue Tugs were supplied under the Lend-Lease programme; these long-range Rescue Tugs were ocean-going ships which accompanied convoys and operated in all theatres of the war. They were crewed by experienced Merchant Seamen recruited into the Royal Navy under T124 articles and formed a specialist unit known as His Majesty's Rescue Tug Service; these vessels were supplemented by a number of similar vessels owned by the MoWT and operated on their behalf by private shipping companies. Most of the RN and MoWT Rescue Tugs were disposed of at the war's end.) The Royal Naval tugs and small auxiliaries were formed by the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, manned by MoD employed civilian crews.

However this was outsourced to a private company Serco-Denholm prior to the year 2000. The vessels were still MoD owned but the crews and manning were privatised; the remaining vessels were sold to Serco-Denholm changing from the old black and buff colour scheme of the RMAS to black and white. All the vessels now carry. Admiralty tugs were built to Navy specifications, standardized where possible to a single design, though this was based on a civilian type. In this they followed the pattern of other auxiliary vessels, such as the Admiralty trawlers, the Flower-class corvettes, they were built by shipyards specializing in tug construction, thus incorporated merchant rather than navy features, such as an enclosed bridge, wooden superstructure. However, it was specified they be equipped with radio; the First World War vessels had at least one gun, for self-defence, smoke-generating gear. In World War II they carried anti-aircraft guns for protection against air attack. One of the builders of these tugs was Henry Robb Ltd.

Below is a list of Bustler-class ocean rescue/salvage tugs built during World War II. These were powered by diesel engines. Built and launched in 1941/42 were: HMRT Bustler HMRT Samsonia Post-war, Samsonia was leased by Foundation Maritime in Halifax, Nova Scotia, operated as Foundation Josephine, she is featured prominently in Farley Mowat's book The Serpent's Coil. HMRT Growler HMRT Hesperia Built in 1944/45 were: HMRT Mediator HMRT Reward HMRT Turmoil HMRT Warden The Key Dittmar, F. J.. J.. British Warships 1914-1919. ISBN 0-7110-0380-7. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I. 1990. ISBN 1-85170-378-0. WWII Harbour tugs at uboat.net WWII Rescue tugs at uboat.net