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Grouper

Groupers are fish of any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes. Not all serranids are called'groupers'; the common name'grouper' is given to fish in one of two large genera: Epinephelus and Mycteroperca. In addition, the species classified in the small genera Anyperidon, Dermatolepis, Gracila and Triso are called'groupers'. Fish in the genus Plectropomus are referred to as'coralgroupers'; these genera are all classified in the subfamily Epiphelinae. However, some of the hamlets, the hinds, the lyretails and some other small genera are in this subfamily, occasional species in other serranid genera have common names involving the word "grouper". Nonetheless, the word "grouper" on its own is taken as meaning the subfamily Epinephelinae. Groupers are Teleosts having a stout body and a large mouth, they are not built for fast swimming. They can be quite large, lengths over a meter and weights up to 100 kg are not uncommon, though in such a large group, species vary considerably.

They swallow prey rather than biting pieces off it. They do not have many teeth on the edges of their jaws, but they have heavy crushing tooth plates inside the pharynx, they habitually eat fish and crustaceans. Some species prefer to ambush their prey. Reports of fatal attacks on humans by the largest species, the giant grouper are unconfirmed, their mouths and gills form a powerful sucking system. They use their mouths to dig into sand to form their shelters under big rocks, jetting it out through their gills. Research indicates; the word "grouper" is from the Portuguese name, speculated to come from an indigenous South American language. In Australia, "groper" is used instead of "grouper" for several species, such as the Queensland grouper. In the Philippines, it is named lapu-lapu in Luzon, while in the Visayas and Mindanao it goes by the name pugapo. In New Zealand, "groper" refers to a type of wreckfish, Polyprion oxygeneios, which goes by the Māori name hāpuku. In the Middle East, the fish is known as'hammour', is eaten in the Persian Gulf region.

Groupers are monandric protogynous hermaphrodites, i.e. they mature only as females and have the ability to change sex after sexual maturity. Some species of groupers grow about a kilogram per year and are adolescent until they reach three kilograms, when they become female; the largest males control harems containing three to 15 females. Groupers pair spawn, which enables large males to competitively exclude smaller males from reproducing; as such, if a small female grouper were to change sex before it could control a harem as a male, its fitness would decrease. If no male is available, the largest female that can increase fitness by changing sex will do so. However, some groupers are gonochoristic. Gonochorism, or a reproductive strategy with two distinct sexes, has evolved independently in groupers at least five times; the evolution of gonochorism is linked to group spawning high amounts of habitat cover. Both group spawning and habitat cover increase the likelihood of a smaller male to reproduce in the presence of large males.

Fitness of male groupers in environments where competitive exclusion of smaller males is not possible is correlated with sperm production and thus testicle size. Gonochoristic groupers have larger testes than protogynous groupers, indicating the evolution of gonochorism increased male grouper fitness in environments where large males were unable to competitively exclude small males from reproducing; as other fish, groupers harbour parasites, including digeneans, cestodes, monogeneans and copepods. A study conducted in New Caledonia has shown that coral reef-associated groupers have about 10 species of parasites per fish species. Species of Pseudorhabdosynochus, monogeneans of the family Diplectanidae are typical of and numerous on groupers. Many groupers are important food fish, some of them are now farmed. Unlike most other fish species which are chilled or frozen, groupers are sold live in markets. Many species are popular fish for sea-angling; some species are small enough to be kept in aquaria, though the small species are inclined to grow rapidly.

Groupers are reported as a source of Ciguatera fish poisoning. DNA barcoding of grouper species might help in controlling Ciguatera fish poisoning since fish are identified from meal remnants, with molecular tools. Malaysian newspaper The Star reported a 180 kg grouper being caught off the waters near Pulau Sembilan in the Strait of Malacca in January 2008. Shenzhen News in China reported that a 1.8 m grouper swallowed a 1.0 m whitetip reef shark at the Fuzhou Sea World aquarium. In September 2010, a Costa Rican newspaper reported a 2.3 m grouper in Limón. The weight of the fish was 250 kg and it was lured using one kilogram of bait. In November 2013, a 310 kg grouper had been sold to a hotel in Dongyuan, China. In August 2014, off Bonita Springs in Florida, a big grouper took in one gulp a 4-foot shark which an angler had caught; the grouper is depicted on the reverse side of the 100-Brazilian reais banknote. In Aruba, the 500-Aruban guilder banknote features a grouper in one of its f

Dragon Wars

Dragon Wars is a fantasy role-playing video game developed by Bill Heineman and published by Interplay Productions in 1989 and distributed by Activision. The player starts the game with a party of four characters, who can be either the default characters or ones created by the player. Alternatively, the player may import characters from The Bard's Tale trilogy into Dragon Wars. During the game, the seven character slots can be filled with any combination of the starting characters, recruited characters, summoned creatures; the story from the back of the original box: The designers of the Bard's Tale series and Battle Chess pooled their talents to create the ultimate role-playing fantasy. They knew; the result was Dragon Wars. Sailing across uncharted seas and your party are in search of a legendary paradise called Dilmun — a place where the streets are paved with gold and no one wants for anything. However, King Drake of Phoebus has declared all magic illegal - magickers have been slain or fled into exile.

In retaliation, enemy islands have threatened to unleash their guardian dragons, the most destructive force in the world. While docked at a harbor in Dilmun, you are arrested on suspicion of spellcasting. Imprisoned and stripped of everything but your wits, you are sentenced to life in a cesspool called Purgatory. Magic is your only salvation - a worldly possession in a world possessed. During the initial design process for Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate, one of the designers came up with a list of enhancements and improvements for the game. With the possibility that Interplay would soon be parting ways with Electronic Arts, it was decided to save these for a future game and stick closer to the original engine, though the auto-mapping feature did make it into Bard's Tale III; these design improvements came in Dragon Wars. In essence, the game was a fusion of Bard's design philosophy pioneered in Wasteland; until a month before release, the game was developed as Bard's Tale IV. However, the rights to the title were still held by Electronic Arts, thus a new title and setting were needed for the game.

It was derived in part from the Sumerian legends of Gilgamesh, with the chief villain of the game being named Namtar. Since to this point the game didn't feature any dragons, the new title meant that Heineman had to add one. Interplay advertisements displayed the slogan "Bard's Tale Fans Rejoice!" Above the game's name, mentioned Dragon Wars' ability to import Bard's Tale characters. The designers all felt it was a better game than Bard's Tale III, indeed, better than any of the Bard's Tale series, but without the tie-in to the old title and without Electronic Arts's marketing muscle, the game did not fare as well. To defend against pirated copies of the game, Dragon Wars included a collection of numbered paragraphs within their manual. Players would receive an in-game message, have to refer back to the printed material; the game is difficult to play without references to the paragraphs, many parts become meaningless. This form of security was used at the time. Dragon Wars was reviewed in 1989 in Dragon #152 by Hartley and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column.

The reviewers gave the game 5 out of 5 stars. Scorpia gave the game a positive review in Computer Gaming World in 1989, noting improvements over the Bard's Tale series, saying that, "Tighter design, attention to detail, balanced combat, a constructed plotline all combine to produce a CRPG well worth playing." In 1993 she stated that the game was "a good choice when you want something a bit more than a standard slicer/dicer". The game was included in the Interplay's 10 Year Anthology Classic Collection released in 1993. Dragon Wars can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive Dragon Wars at Classicgaming.cc Game information Game information Dragon Wars at MobyGames

BBC Choice

BBC Choice is a British television channel, owned by the BBC and was launched on 23 September 1998. It was the first British TV channel to broadcast in digital format, as well as the BBC's second non-analogue-terrestrial channel launch; the channel was shut down on 8 February 2003. BBC Choice broadcast from 5 pm daily; the 7 pm start carried over into its successor BBC Three. BBC Choice aired children's programmes at weekends and subsequently daily during the daytime. Before the launch, a timer was in place; when the timer was nearing the final seconds, parts of history played, e.g. the first successful rocket launch. When BBC Choice launched, no digital TV receivers were available to the general public as Sky Digital and ONdigital had not yet launched. Instead, the launch was broadcast online over the internet, with the first day's schedule including a Tomorrow's World guide to digital television and repeats of the first episodes of EastEnders and Monty Python's Flying Circus; the main format of the channel was a mix of BBC One and Two programming as well as original programming such as Backstage, which took viewers on a tour of the BBC every episode.

The channel provided exclusive coverage of music festivals such as Glastonbury and extended live coverage of sport, for when either BBC One or Two have to end their coverage early or their schedules are unable to provide live sport action. BBC Choice introduced an innovative programme format known as'Hotlink', which expanded on popular shows. Examples included Watchdog Extra, where viewers could contact the show by phone or e-mail with either questions or feedback on the issues discussed. Crimewatch Extra provided follow-up detail on the cases involved in the main programme, Row Z was a football discussion forum that aired after Match of the Day finished on BBC One. The'Hotlink' format has since been adopted by many other channels both ITV2 and E4; the channel was presented as an alternative to the normal BBC BBC Two schedules. This was reflected in its original on-screen presentation. For the first year of BBC Choice, children's programming would air on weekend afternoons as CBBC Choice, included strands like'Dog & Dinosaur','The Crew Room','L&K Replay' and'Re:Peter'.

From 29 November 1999, this was supplanted with a daily CBBC on Choice strand, running from 6 am to 7 pm every day, for programmes aimed at young children, with presentation links pre-recorded by a CBBC presenter. It included repeats of archive shows seen on the main channels, such as Mr Benn, Paddington and the Witch, Ivor the Engine, Jonny Briggs, Pigeon Street, The Family-Ness and Bitsa; this continued until February 2002, when the CBBC and CBeebies channels launched, with the CBBC Channel taking up BBC Choice's daytime broadcast bandwidth, but occupying a separate EPG position. In June 2000, the BBC radically changed its digital channel formats; the initial format had seen BBC Choice target a similar mixed audience to BBC One and Two with a general entertainment skew, with BBC Knowledge focusing on educational and informative programming. From 2000 both Knowledge and Choice became targeted to more specific audiences, with Knowledge moving to a broader documentary and culture mix and Choice focusing on developing a stronger relationship with the young adult audience, an audience the BBC had had difficulty in reaching.

BBC Choice abandoned many of its original programmes such as Backstage, aimed at younger people, with most of the early part of the schedules being made up of fifteen-minute programmes under the banner of "Refreshing TV" or "Micro TV". Entertainment news magazine "Liquid News", presented by Christopher Price, evolved out of News 24's "Zero 30" and became the channel's flagship show. In August 2000, the BBC announced that it would replace BBC Choice as soon as possible with BBC Three, which would be a continuation of the "youth" aspect of the new BBC Choice, but the government delayed approving the relaunch, which formed part of wider plans to reshape the BBC's digital provision, plans which included the proposed BBC Four, two children's channels and five digital radio stations. Whilst BBC Three was delayed, the other proposals gained the approval of Parliament and the new channels went on air in 2002, meaning BBC Four launched prior to BBC Three. From October 2001, BBC Choice began screening a significant amount of new, young-skewing programming, the kind of content, earmarked for BBC Three.

The BBC submitted a revised proposal for the new channel raised the target age range to 25–34 and increased the amount of factual and arts programming, with a nightly 15-minute news programme – it was hoped these changes would better illustrate how BBC Three would differ from rivals such as E4, ITV2 and Sky One. This new proposal for BBC Three was given the go-ahead in September 2002, with a set of public-service conditions laid down and a launch date of February 2003 set; the final night of BBC Choice was given over to previews of the new channel. The main attractions of BBC Choice were multi-broadcast TV shows, with the option to choose which programme you viewed; the first broadcast by the BBC with this option was two months after the launch of the channel, showing Stressed Eric, with Naked Video as the Digital Teletext option. In addition, BBC Choice aired new episodes of some series, such as Robot Wars, before their first broadcast on the terrestrial BBC channels, its single-show programming was concerned with celebrities, including documentary profiles and the nightly entertainment magazine Liq

Móstoles

Móstoles is a Spanish city in the Community of Madrid. Located 18 kilometres southwest from central Madrid, it is the region's second most populated municipality. Móstoles was for a long time a small village, but expanded in the twentieth century. To some extent it is a dormitory suburb of Madrid, but it is home to several polígonos; the city hosts the main campus of the Rey Juan Carlos University. Móstoles has about 206,015 residents, Móstoles is located in the Community of Madrid, near the city of Madrid. After Madrid itself, it is the municipality with most residents of the Community of Madrid. Móstoles became famous on May 2, 1808, although it was only a small village, one of its two mayors, Andrés Torrejón, declared war on France; this followed the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid. The Monument to the Mayor, located in Pradillo Square, was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the historic events. A resident of Móstoles, Manuela Malasaña, became a popular heroine of the uprising.

Two of the most important monuments in Móstoles are churches. Its tower provides a home for storks; the Baroque hermitage of La Virgen de los Santos dates from the 17th century. The house of Andrés Torrejón is a small period house decorated with rustic elements of the nineteenth century; every 2 May a traditional wreath is made on the occasion of the celebration of Independence. Each year the mayor of the municipality is responsible for placing the wreath at the statue that adorns the courtyard of the house after attending a Mass in memory of the mayor of Mostoles in the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption. There is a monument, erected to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the uprising. Móstoles is the home of the Community of the Centro de Arte 2 de mayo, it was opened in 2008 to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the uprising. There is a local history museum. Móstoles is connected to other suburbs and to central Madrid by: several major freeways and toll highways. Local and regional bus lines the Metrosur line a commuter train line which has a terminus in Móstoles.

There is cycling infrastructure within central Móstoles. Funds were made available in 2017 to upgrade these cycleways, it is possible to cycle into the nearby countryside. The railway line continued to Almorox, but the section beyond Móstoles was closed in the 1960s. Between Móstoles-El Soto railway station and Navalcarnero the track has been converted into a greenway for cyclists and walkers; the route crosses the river Guadarrama on an iron bridge. The via verde connects to a waymarked long distance; the waymarking is recent, but it marks a traditional route from Madrid to the Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage site. In popular culture, the city of Móstoles was made popular by the Spanish comedians Martes y Trece, who performed a comedy sketch on their Christmas Special programme in 1986. In the sketch, the comedians kept talking about the famous Móstoles mini pasties. Although, the city of Móstoles was not known for their mini pasties, the sketch popularized the city of Móstoles for them, today, the Móstoles mini pasties are still jokingly remembered for the sketch.

Iker Casillas, professional goalkeeper, plays for F. C. Porto and Real Madrid Rubén de la Red, footballer Alberto Lora, footballer Rafael Martínez, gymnast Christian Gálvez, actor and TV presenter Raúl Arévalo, actor Rubén Belima, footballer Las Supremas de Móstoles, a popular singing pop band made up of three sisters Town Hall

Riverbeds (band)

Riverbeds is a Canadian post-rock/emo band from Montreal, Qc formed in 2010. The band made its recording debut in 2012 with the EP Hiding Small Things In Obvious Places, released on November 24 at Panda Bar. Riverbeds musical style has been described by Indecent Xposure as being influenced by "Thrice, The Almost and Circa Survive amongst others"; the band shared the stage with both local and international bands, including Daylight, Tyler Daniel Bean and Stuck On Planet Earth. In March 2014, it was announced that Riverbeds will be playing Pouzza Fest on a bill including The Swellers, The Hotelier and Christie Front Drive; the show took place on May 17, 2014. The work on their second EP began in 2014 while still playing shows around the Montreal area; the album title What You Keep Close was announced in December with a release date of February 5th 2015 for both physical and digital copies. Following two previous EP, the band decided to write enough material to go on what would be their first full length.

CARE was released on June 20th, 2019 Alexandre Duhamel Gingras – bass, backing vocals Charles-André Chamard – drums, lead vocals Fred Béland – guitar, backing vocals Vincent Pigeon – lead vocals, guitar CARE Hiding Small Things In Obvious Places What You Keep Close Removing The Head /End Of The World

Jackie Robinson Stadium

Jackie Robinson Stadium is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, U. S. the home field of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Opened in 1981, it is the smallest stadium in the conference, with a seating capacity of 1,820, it is named after former Bruin baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Robinson attended UCLA from 1939–41, after graduating from Pasadena Junior College, he was the first UCLA athlete to earn varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball and track. He played in the major leagues for ten seasons, all with the Brooklyn Dodgers. A statue and a mural of Robinson can be found at the entrance concourse of the stadium. Jackie Robinson Stadium is located off-campus, on the west side of the Interstate 405 freeway, on the grounds of the Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration. Robinson's classmate, Hoyt Pardee, gave a gift to help with the construction of the stadium; the stadium's "Steele Field" was dedicated in honor of the Steele Foundation on May 3, 2008, prior to a game against Arizona State, for its support of the stadium.

The hitting facility at the stadium is named Rhodine Gifford Hitting Facility. Gifford graduated from the Engineering School with a BSEE degree, he was a founder of Maxim Integrated Products. A capacity crowd of 2,613 saw the Bruins defeating the defending National Champions LSU Tigers 6-3 at the Los Angeles Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament on June 5, 2010; the record of 2,914 fans was set on March 23, 1997 in a game against USC. In 2010, the Bruins ranked 48th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 1,178 per home game; the stadium is not to be confused with the Jackie Robinson Memorial Field at Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where UCLA plays its home football games. On August 30, 2013, a federal judge ruled that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs misused the West Los Angeles campus where the stadium is located for a variety of uses, including the stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants off the property. However, the judge's ruling left open the possibility that, if not modified or reversed, UCLA could lose the right to use the stadium.

June 4–7, 2010 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 11–13, 2010 – Los Angeles Super-Regional of the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 3–5, 2011 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 1–3, 2012 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 8–10, 2012 – Los Angeles Super-Regional of the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament January 26, 2013 – The presentation of the new 17' by 49' LED video board, donated by the Gifford Foundation, one of the largest video displays in the Pac-12 Conference. April 14, 2013 – Jackie Robinson Day was held to unveil a new mural of Robinson by Mike Sullivan and to celebrate the release of the movie 42, the True Story of an American Legend on April 12, 2013. Former player Tim Leary represented the Los Angeles Dodgers at the ceremony. May 31–June 2, 2013 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament with UCLA the winner.

The following week, UCLA defeated Cal State Fullerton for the Super Regional title. May 29–June 1, 2015 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament with Maryland winning the series. August 29, 2013 – U. S. District Judge S. James Otero ruled that the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration land leased for a baseball stadium, film studio storage lot and other businesses is illegal. October 21, 2013 – UCLA was given permission to appeal the court decision on the use of the stadium List of NCAA Division I baseball venues UCLA Bruins UCLA Bruins baseball UCLA Bruins home page - Jackie Robinson Stadium