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Hudson Strait

Hudson Strait links the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador Sea to Hudson Bay in Canada. This strait lies between Baffin Island and Nunavik, with its eastern entrance marked by Cape Chidley in Newfoundland and Labrador and Resolution Island off Baffin Island; the strait is about 750 km long with an average width of 125 km, varying from 70 km at the eastern entrance to 240 km at Deception Bay. English navigator Sir Martin Frobisher was the first European to report entering the strait, in 1578, he named a tidal rip at the entrance the Furious Overfall and called the strait Mistaken Strait, since he felt it held less promise as an entrance to the Northwest Passage than the body of water, named Frobisher Bay. John Davis sailed by the entrance to the strait during his voyage of 1587; the first European to explore the strait was George Weymouth who sailed 300 nautical miles beyond the Furious Overfall in 1602. The strait was named after Henry Hudson who explored it in 1610 in the ship Discovery, the same ship used by George Weymouth in 1602.

Hudson was followed by Thomas Button in 1612, a more detailed mapping expedition led by Robert Bylot and William Baffin in 1616. Hudson Strait links the northern seaports of Ontario with the Atlantic Ocean; the Strait could serve as an eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage if it were not for ice in the Fury and Hecla Strait south of western Baffin Island. The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Hudson Strait as follows: On the West. A line from Nuvuk Point to Leyson Point, thence by the Eastern shore of Southampton Island to Seahorse Point, its Eastern extreme, thence a line to Lloyd Point Baffin Island. On the North; the South coast of Baffin Island between Lloyd Point and East Bluff. On the East. A line from East Bluff, the Southeast extreme of Baffin Island, to Point Meridian, the Western extreme of Lower Savage Islands, along the coast to its Southwestern extreme and thence a line across to the Western extreme of Resolution Island, through its Southwestern shore to Hatton Headland, its Southern point, thence a line to Cape Chidley, Labrador.

On the South. The mainland between Cape Chidley and Nuvuk Point

Tomoyo Takayanagi

Tomoyo Takayanagi is a Japanese voice actress and from Chiba Prefecture, affiliated with Pro-Fit. She made her voice acting debut in 2014 while still in training school, she is known for her roles as Oguri Cap in Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Mikan Hinatsuki in The Demon Girl Next Door, Mira Konohata in Asteroid in Love. Takayanagi was born in Chiba Prefecture on October 14, 1994; as a child, she was interested in listening to the radio. She first became interested in voice acting after hearing Sayaka Ohara on a program on the radio station Bay FM. At the time, she thought that Ohara was a radio host and did not learn that she was a voice actress until later. Upon entering junior high school, Takayanagi gained an interest in anime, furthered upon learning that Ohara played roles in series such as Honey and Clover, Code Geass, XxxHolic, her interest was strengthened by her frequent use of the website Niconico, gaining popularity at the time. By the end of her first year in junior high school, she had decided to pursue a career in voice acting.

Although Takayanagi wished to pursue a voice acting career early on, she instead decided to focus on her studies due to the lack of a drama club in her school. During her first year of college, she enrolled in a training school operated by the talent agency Pro-Fit. While undergoing training, she played her first roles in the anime series In Search of the Lost Future and Nobunaga Concerto. In 2015, she formally joined Pro-Fit as a talent. In 2017, Takayanagi played the role of Rino Fujisaki in Hina Logi: From Logic; the following year, she played the roles of Oguri Cap in Uma Musume Pretty Derby and An Hatoma in Island. In 2019, she played the roles of Mikan Hinatsuki in The Demon Girl Next Door and Akari Haeno in Re:Stage!. In 2020, she was cast as the protagonist of the anime series Asteroid in Love. 2014In Search of the Lost Future as Female student Nobunaga Concerto as Child 2015Shounen Hollywood as Fan Teekyu as Store clerk, Female student Dance with Devils as Answering machine 2017Sakurada Reset as Store clerk Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic as Rino Fujisaki Dynamic Chord as Audience2018Citrus as student A Uma Musume Pretty Derby as Oguri Cap Aikatsu Friends! as Nonoha Nonomura Island as An Hatoma, Ann Hartman2019Circlet Princess as Union senior Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me as Classmate The Demon Girl Next Door as Mikan Hinatsuki Re:Stage! as Akari Haeno2020Asteroid in Love as Mira Konohata Agency profile Tomoyo Takayanagi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia


Holyoakia is a genus of small trilobites of the family Dorypygidae, from the late Lower Cambrian of South Australia and Antarctica. H. simpsoni was named in honor of David Simpson from Adelaide. H. granulosa has only been collected from the late Lower Cambrian of Antarctica H. simpsoni only occurs in the late Lower Cambrian of South Australia. The genus was with reservation placed in the Emuellidae; the genus however lacks the specific characteristics of this family, most notably, the furrowed glabella, rounded at the frontal end, the hook-shaped eye ridges that run parallel to the margin of the head shield distinguishable prothorax of six segments, the most backward one with much larger spines than all others, opistothorax of many segments, while the pygidium is tiny. Holyoakia however, has a rectangular glabella, difficult to discern eye ridges, a thorax of eight segments, not differentiated and has no macropleural segment, the pygidium is not much smaller than the cephalon. H. simpsoni occurs together with Redlichia takooensis, Estaingia bilobata, Balcoracania dailyi, Megapharanaspis nedini

Marc Rissmann

Marc Rissmann known as Marc Rißmann, is a German actor. He has appeared in films like Overlord, TV series like The Last Kingdom. In 2019, he appeared in the eighth season of Game of Thrones as Harry Strickland, the commander of the mercenary company the Golden Company, as Goertzmann in season four of The Man in the High Castle. Marc Rissmann studied at the College of Dramatic Arts "Ernst Busch" Berlin. On stage, Rissmann performed at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in Danton's Death In 2009, under the direction of Kay Voges, he played Lysander in Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. From 2009 to 2011, he was a permanent member of the Theater Magdeburg ensemble. Rissmann has appeared in numerous German series during his early career, including Der letzte Bulle, SOKO – Der Prozess, Binny and the Ghost, he broke into the international market, with roles in The Last Kingdom for Netflix, Riviera for Sky from Neil Jordan, Into the Badlands for AMC, to name a few. Rissmann can soon be seen in the role of Harry Strickland, Leader of the Golden Company, in Game of Thrones.

The iconic series returns for its final season in early 2019. Marc will next appear in Overlord, for Paramount and JJ, starring Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Jovan Adepo; the epic war film tells the story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day. Up next is an arc on the critically acclaimed Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. From the mind of Phillip K. Dick. Rissmann works as a director – his work includes the Please Tell Rosie music video for Alle Farben. and a commercial campaign for the German National Lotto. Marc Rissmann on IMDb

Bob Coronato

Robert "Bob" Coronato is an American painter and printmaker. Coronato is best known for his paintings of present-day Western Americana and American Indian life and culture. Bob Coronato was born in New Jersey, his mother was an executive assistant, his father was a C. P. A; as a boy he loved to paint. He would stare at the paintings of the "Old West" in history books and was fascinated by the culture and way of life, he and everyone around him knew. While in high school Coronato began painting murals and commission paintings for money and trade; when Coronato was 18 he moved to New York City and took a summer course in illustration at Parsons School of Art and Design and New School for Social Research. He realized he needed to be closer to the subject matter he alwayswanted to paint and applied to Otis Parsons' sister school in California. In 1991, while attending Otis Parsons in L. A. Coronato took a vacation to South Dakota, he visited the High Plains Heritage Museum in Spearfish, South Dakota which had advertised that they had original Charles Russell and Frederic Remington oil paintings.

After not seeing any paintings, he talked to Leo Giacometto. Giacometto told him; the museum was to have a grand re-opening the following spring. Coronato asked. Giacometto said. Coronato preceded to turn every assignment into Western subject matter in oil on canvas, to prepare for the show. Coronato tortured his instructors by doing this: If the assignment was to paint an advertisement for an automobile, Coronato would paint a covered wagon. After graduating from Otis Parsons with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Coronato returned to Spearfish and was granted his first museum show at the age of 23. Coronato decided to get closer to his subject matter, he moved to a town with a population of less than 400 in the heart of "Cowboy Country" — Hulett, Wyoming — based on a recommendation he got at the museum show in South Dakota by a saddle maker named Carson Thomas. Carson offered the "starving artist" space above his saddle shop to work and live in while Coronato got settled. Thomas became invaluable to the direction.

Thomas introduced Coronato to many of the ranches in the area. Soon Coronato was free labor in exchange for the chance to capture the life of modern cowboys, his days were spent at brandings, helping to gather cattle, or just fixing fence on ranches as big as 300,000 acres. His nights were spent painting the events. George White, foremen of the I. P. Y ranch, his wife Vicki took Coronato under their wing, they made as George would say. He was always welcome and much of his early work comes from events and scenes from that ranch. After diving into the "cowboy" way of life Coronato was introduced to Tom Waugh. Waugh is an artist specializing in Native American subject matter and a dealer in Native American artifacts, he introduced Coronato to the world of painting this subject matter. Coronato began studying American Indian culture and present, he began collecting American Indian artifacts and soon he was drawn to the many nearby reservations. Hulett is in a hub close to the Crow and Sioux Indian reservations.

Coronato started visiting the reservations. He witnessed the beauty and tradition, in practice. Coronato respects the American Indians and their strength as a society, he wanted to share his experiences through his work and began painting the modern life on the reservations through depicting their practice of traditions. Coronato's work evolved from painting historical scenes to only painting. Coronato was soon invited to attend Crow Fair on the Crow Agency in Montana and other ceremonies held on reservations throughout Montana and South Dakota. After Coronato had spent many years painting in oils, he decide to draw, he had always been admired his intaglio copper plate etchings. Coronato began printing them in his studio in Wyoming in the late 1990s. Coronato is successful intaglio printmaker who has produced numerous images, he was dubbed the "Leonardo da Vinci of Cowboy Art" by the New York Post and has mastered the skill of original printmaking. While trying to produce more work, Coronato had been experimenting on combining the three mediums for nearly eight years.

Coronato found a new way of combining his intaglio printmaking with his love of oil painting. The pittura di strati medium of silkscreen and acrylic is the only way to achieve the effect he wanted. Coronato wanted to explore the age-old tradition of silk screen with cutting-edge techniques with the drawing and imagery from his etchings. Coronato begins by texturing a board with thick gesso. Multiple layers of acrylic paint are applied, on top of the acrylic goes the silk screened line work. Layers of translucent oil paint are built up. Oil can create fine glazes and slow to dry; as each layer builds up, they create effects of light and texture not possible with other painting techniques. This glazing technique is similar to that of the artists of the Italian Renaissance, giving the paint a luminous quality. By combining the painting mediums and the dozens of translucent layers of oil paint, the pittura di strati technique refines the work to a unique style of painting; because of all the variables in the layering and varnishing, paintings in the series are unique and can vary in color, etc.

Similar to the bronze method of producing art, the end result is the original intention


Thaipusam or Thaipoosam, is a festival celebrated by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil. It is observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius Singapore, South Africa and other places where ethnic Tamils reside as a part of the local Indian diaspora population such as Réunion, Thailand, Myanmar and Tobago, Suriname and the other parts of the Caribbean, it is a national holiday in many countries like Sri Lanka, Mauritius. In certain states of Malaysia and in the nations of Sri Lanka and Mauritius it is a government and a bank holiday. In Singapore, it was a national holiday but was removed from the official list of national holidays to improve business competitiveness; the word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival; the festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

It is believed that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday. This festival was said to have been created during one of the battles between the Asuras and the Devas. At one point, the latter were defeated several times by the former; the Devas were unable to resist the onslaught of the Asura forces. In despair, they approached Shiva and entreated to give them an able leader under whose heroic leadership they might obtain victory over the Asuras, they surrendered themselves and prayed to Shiva. Shiva granted their request by creating the mighty warrior, out of his own power or Achintya Shakti, he at once assumed leadership of the celestial forces, inspired them and defeated the Asura forces and to recognise that day the people created the festival, Thaipusam. According to Skanda Puranam, the legend of Murugan, Thirupugal which are divine verses on Murugan, adhere to Shaivam principles. Murugan is the embodiment of Shiva's light and wisdom and devotees pray to him to overcome the obstacles they face, as He is the divine vanquisher of evil.

The motive of Thaipusam festival is to pray to God to receive his grace so that bad traits are destroyed. The Kavadi Attam is a ceremonial act of devotional sacrifice through dance, food offerings, bodily self-mortification, it is performed by devotees during the festival of Thaipusam in honor of Murugan. The kavadi is a semicircular, decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod that the pilgrim carries on their shoulders to the temple; the devotee makes the pilgrimage with bare feet. Depending on the location of the temple, this walk to the temple can take more than a week; the temple of Murugan in Palani is a popular destination. The Palani Murugan temple has a reputation as a place of healing. Bogar made the statue of Murugan with the mixture of several sidhha medicines. Devotees prepare for the celebration by keeping their body always clean, doing regular prayers, following a vegetarian diet and fasting before the Thaipusam. Kavadi-bearers have to perform elaborate ceremonies at the time of assuming the kavadi and at the time of offering it to Murugan.

The kavadi-bearer observes celibacy and consumes only certain types of foods known as satvik food, once a day, while continuously thinking of God. On the day of the festival, devotees shave their heads and undertake a pilgrimage along a set route, while engaging in various acts of devotion, notably carrying the various types of kavadi; the devotees believe that worshiping lord Murugan every year in this way makes them physically and mentally healthy, helps clear them of karmic debts they may have incurred. At its simplest, the pilgrimage may entail walking the route carrying a pot of milk, but mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is common. In addition, some pierce their cheeks, all the way through, with a small spear. A similar practice is performed by the Nagarathar community in India; this is known as the Nagarathar Kavadi. In Palani Sri Dhandayuthapani temple, 10 day Festival is held during Thaipusam. Thirukalyanam will be held on the day before Thaipusam.

On Thaipusam, Therottam will be held. Lord Muthukumaraswamy will bless devotees in Thanga Guthirai Vahanam, Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam, Theppotsavam during the 10 day festival. In Chidamabaram Panchamurthi Veedhi Ula, Thaandava Darsanam Aarthi will be held on Thaipusam. In Madurai Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Theppotsavam will be held at Mariammam Theppa Kulam. In Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple, 3 Day Theppotsavam will be held during Thaipusam Pournami. Outside India, Thaipusam celebrations take place in USA, Malaysia, South Africa and Singapore, it is a public holiday in several states in Malaysia. In Malaysia, the temple at Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur & Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang near George Town, Penang & Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple and Ipoh Kallumalai,Perak attracts over one million devotees and tens of thousands of tourists. In Singapore, Hindu devotees start their procession at the Sri Sriniv