County of Newell
The County of Newell is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division No. 2, its municipal office is located south of the City of Brooks. It was incorporated as the County of Newell No. 4 on January 1, 1953, through the amalgamation of the Municipal District of Newell No. 28 and part of the Municipal District of Bow Valley No. 40. Its name was changed to the County of Newell on September 9, 2011. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the County of Newell recorded a population of 7,524 living in 2,412 of its 2,627 total private dwellings, a 5.4% change from its 2011 population of 7,138. With a land area of 5,904.67 km2, it had a population density of 1.3/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the County of Newell had a population of 6,786 living in 2,220 of its 2,480 total dwellings, a -1% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 6,852. With a land area of 5,904.72 km2, it had a population density of 1.1/km2 in 2011. Following the 2013 dissolution of the Village of Tilly, Statistics Canada adjusted the County of Newell's 2011 population upward by 352 people to 7,138.
The population of the County of Newell according to its 2009 municipal census is 7,101. List of communities in Alberta List of municipal districts in Alberta Official website
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the first installments in the seventh generation of Pokémon games. First announced in February 2016 through a special Nintendo Direct, both Sun and Moon were released worldwide on November 18, 2016. Commemorating the franchise's 20th anniversary. Two follow-up games, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, were released for the same consoles on November 17, 2017; as with previous installments, each game follows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer as they train Pokémon. This time, the game takes place in the Alola region—based on Hawaii—with the object of the game being to thwart the schemes of Team Skull, the Aether Foundation, all while attempting to challenge various Pokémon trainers of increasing difficulty. Sun and Moon introduced 81 new Pokémon species, includes new features such as Alolan forms of previous generation Pokémon, powerful moves known as Z-Moves, powerful creatures known as Ultra Beasts, updated battle and training mechanics, improved polygonal 3D graphics.
The games adopted the introduced battle mechanic known as Mega Evolution, first introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Although Sun and Moon are independent of each other, both feature the same plot, while either can be played separately, trading Pokémon between the two games is allowed and necessary to complete the Pokédex, just like in previous installments; the games received favorable reviews from critics, who welcomed the change from the formula used by prior Pokémon games and praised the gameplay of Sun and Moon while criticizing their poor storyline and lack of content beyond the primary plot. Upon release, the games sold over 10 million copies worldwide within a week, becoming one of the fastest selling games in Nintendo's history. To date and Moon have sold over 16 million copies worldwide, making them the third-best-selling Nintendo 3DS titles, after Mario Kart 7 and their predecessors, Pokémon X and Y. Pokémon Sun and Moon are role-playing video games with adventure elements, based in the fictional Alola region, presented in a third-person, overhead perspective.
The player controls a young trainer who goes on a quest to catch and train creatures known as Pokémon, win battles against other trainers. By defeating enemy Pokémon in turn-based battles, the player's Pokémon gains experience, allowing them to level up and increase their battle statistics, learn new battle techniques, in some cases, evolve into more powerful Pokémon. Players can capture wild Pokémon, found during random encounters, by weakening them in battle and catching them with Poké Balls, allowing them to be added to their party. Players are able to battle and trade Pokémon with other human players using the Nintendo 3DS' connectivity features. Like in previous games in the series, certain Pokémon are only obtainable in either Sun or Moon, with players encouraged to trade with others in order to obtain all Pokémon from both versions. Pokémon Sun and Moon, like their predecessors, are presented in three dimensional polygonal graphics, allowing for more interactivity with the overworld and more dynamic action during battles.
However, the character models in Sun and Moon possess more realistic proportions compared to chibi-styled models used in Pokemon X and Y or Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Players are able to customize their Pokémon trainer's appearance, choosing gender, skin tone and hair color at the start of the game, can acquire outfits and accessories to change their character's appearance. Joining the previous generations of Pokémon are all new species, such as the new Starter Pokémon. Pokémon Sun and Moon is the first entry in the series to be available in Chinese, both Simplified and Traditional, along with English, Spanish, German and Korean, for a total of nine playable languages; the games introduce variants of Pokémon introduced in older games with new typings and appearances, known as Alola Forms. Alola Form Vulpix and Ninetales, which are Fire-types in other regions, are Ice- and dual Ice- and Fairy-types. Alola Form Sandshrew and Sandslash, which are Ground-types in other regions, are Ice- and Steel-types.
Throughout the game, the player utilizes a Rotom-possessed Pokédex, which gives a minimap for the player containing markers for story objectives in the 3DS touchscreen. Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces a new type of move known as Z-Moves that are powerful and can only be used once during battle; the "Poké Finder" is a game mode which allows players to take photos of Pokémon in the wild, similar to Pokémon Snap. In addition, the two games' clocks are set 12 hours apart from each other, with Sun operating on the 3DS' time and Moon operating 12 hours ahead. Character customization as seen in X and Y returns in Sun and Moon. A new "Pokémon Refresh" feature allows players to feed their Pokémon. Mega Evolution, a game mechanic first introduced in X and Y, returns in Moon; the Battle Tree is a location which allows players to battle or team up with Pokémon Trainers, including Kanto region trainers Red and Blue. Players can battle with other players online. From a location called the Festival Plaza, players could participate in "Global Missions", where players from across the world work towards a set target.
Pokémon Sun and Moon are compatible with Pokémon Bank, an online Pokémon storage system introduced during the previous generation of Pokémon
Malacothamnus is a genus of malvaceous plants native to California, related to the Iliamnas of the US interior and the Phymosias of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean. Species: Malacothamnus abbottii – Abbott's bushmallow Malacothamnus aboriginum – gray bushmallow, Indian Valley bushmallow Malacothamnus clementinus – San Clemente Island bushmallow Malacothamnus davidsonii – Davidson's bushmallow Malacothamnus densiflorus – yellowstem bushmallow Malacothamnus fasciculatus – Mendocino bushmallow, chaparral mallow Malacothamnus foliosus – monarch bushmallow Malacothamnus fremontii – Fremont's bushmallow Malacothamnus jonesii – slender bushmallow, Jones' bushmallow Malacothamnus marrubioides – pink-flowered bushmallow Malacothamnus palmeri – Palmer's bushmallow, Santa Lucia bushmallow Jepson Manual Treatment of Malacothamnus USDA Plants Profile for Malacothamnus
Malva is a genus of about 25–30 species of herbaceous annual and perennial plants in the family Malvaceae, one of several related genera in the family to bear the common English name mallow. The genus is widespread throughout the temperate and tropical regions of Africa and Europe; the leaves are alternate, palmately lobed. The flowers are from 0.5–5 cm diameter, with five pink, purple or white petals. A number of species considered to belong to Lavatera, have been moved to Malva; the word "mallow" is derived from Old English "mealwe", imported from Latin "malva", cognate with Ancient Greek μαλάχη meaning "mallow", both reflecting a Mediterranean term. The colour mauve was in 1859 named after the French name for this plant. Several species are grown as garden flowers, while some are invasive weeds in the Americas where they are not native. Many species are edible as leaf vegetables and foraged in the West. Known as ebegümeci in Turkish, it is used as vegetable in Turkey in various forms such as stuffing the leaves with bulgur or rice or using the boiled leaves as side dish.
Malva verticillata is grown on a limited commercial scale in China. Grown, short-lived perennials are grown as ornamental plants. Mild tasting, young mallow leaves can be a substitute for lettuce, whereas older leaves are better cooked as a leafy green vegetable; the buds and flowers can be used in salads. Cultivation is by sowing; the seed is easy to collect, they will spread themselves by seed. In Catalonia they use the leaves to cure the paresthesia of the stinging nettle. Bodos of Northeast India cultivate a sub-species of malva called lapha and use it extensively in their traditional cuisine, although its use is not much known among other people of India. Malva Leaves are a cherished vegetable dish in north Indian state of Kashmir, it is called "Soachal". Malva sp. leaves have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or externally as baths for treatment of disorders of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract. This plant is one of the earliest cited in recorded literature.
The third century BC physician Diphilus of Siphnus wrote that " juice lubricates the windpipe, is digested." Horace mentions it in reference to his own diet, which he describes as simple: "Me pascunt olivae, / me cichorea levesque malvae". Lord Monboddo describes his translation of an ancient epigram that demonstrates malva was planted upon the graves of the ancients, stemming from the belief that the dead could feed on such perfect plants. Sources: Data related to Malva at Wikispecies
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a role-playing video game developed by Square and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996. It is the first RPG in the Mario franchise, with major elements drawn from Square's RPG franchises and action-based gameplay reminiscent of the Super Mario series. Super Mario RPG was directed by Yoshihiko Maekawa and Chihiro Fujioka and produced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Yoko Shimomura composed the score, released on a soundtrack album in Japan; the story focuses on Mario and his party as they seek to eliminate Smithy, who has stolen the seven star pieces of Star Road. The game features five playable characters, it was not released in PAL regions such as Europe. Super Mario RPG was well-received and praised for its humor and 3D-rendered graphics, it was followed by the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series, spiritual sequels which reuse some gameplay elements. Nintendo published Super Mario RPG to the Wii Virtual Console service in 2008 and the Wii U Virtual Console service in 2016.
It was re-released with the Super NES Classic Edition in 2017. Super Mario RPG contains token similarities to other Square-developed video games, such as the Final Fantasy series, along with a story and gameplay based on the Super Mario Bros. series of platform games. Like most traditional JRPGs, there are two main sections to the game: adventuring and turn-based battle sequences. Much of Super Mario RPG's gameplay is outside monster battles and plays like an isometric 3D platformer, in which traditional Mario elements such as punching floating question blocks from below are prominent. There are no random encounters; this allows the player to evade unnecessary battles. The player controls only Mario at the journey's beginning; the player will gain a party of five characters, though only three members can be used during a battle at any given time. Mario is always in the player's party; each of the five characters has a unique set of techniques. For example, Princess Toadstool's abilities are healing techniques, whereas Geno and Bowser have offensive attacks that deal high amounts of damage.
The combat is based on a traditional turn based battle system with the addition of action commands that amplify a move's effects. The player starts each turn by choosing to attack, run, use an item, or perform magic from the combat menu; the action command consists of timed button presses during an attack, special move, defense, or item usage, which became a mainstay of Mario RPGs. The game world is set in a geographically diverse land, which includes mountains and bodies of water; each region has distinct characteristics held by its inhabitants. Bowser's Castle is another prominent location in the game, as it holds the portal to the main antagonist's home world; as in most Mario series games, the main protagonist is Mario, whose initial goal is to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. However, the story takes on an unusual and important twist. Soon after the start of his journey, the Smithy Gang invades the world. While attempting to stop the group, Mario is joined by Mallow, a cloud boy who thinks he is a tadpole.
The Smithy Gang is led by Smithy, a robotic blacksmith from an alternate dimension with aspirations of world domination. Mario sets out to rescue Princess Toadstool, infiltrating the castle to which she has been taken and challenging kidnapper King Bowser. During the battle, a giant living sword named Exor falls from the sky, breaks through the Star Road, crashes into Bowser’s castle, sending Mario, Princess Toadstool, Bowser flying in different directions, as well as scattering the seven star fragments. Mario lands back at his pad and meets up with Toad, who tells him he has to rescue Toadstool. Mario returns to Bowser's castle. Mario makes his way to the Mushroom Kingdom, where Mario encounters a "tadpole" named Mallow who has set out to retrieve a frog coin taken by the local thief Croco. After Mario helps him retrieve the frog coin, they return to the Mushroom Kingdom to find that it is overrun by the Smithy Gang, followers of the evil robotic blacksmith king named Smithy. Mario and Mallow enter the castle to defeat gang boss Mack, subsequently find a mysterious Star Piece.
Mallow accompanies Mario to Tadpole Pond so they can get advice from Frogfucious, Mallow's grandfather. He reveals that Mallow is not a tadpole, says Mallow should join Mario on a quest to find the seven Star Pieces as well as Mallow's real parents; the duo travel to Rose Town where they meet a star spirit who has taken control of a silent doll named Geno. After battling the bow-like creature Bowyer, immobilizing residents of Rose Town with his arrows, they retrieve another Star Piece. Geno joins Mario and reveals to him the Star Piece is a part of the shattered Star Road, where he resides. Geno has been tasked with repairing Star Road and defeating Smithy, so that the world's wishes may again be heard; the trio head to Boost
Mauve is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower. The first use of the word mauve as a color was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but its use seems to have been rare before 1859. Another name for the color is mallow, with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611. Mauve contains more blue than a pale tint of magenta. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are mauve. Mauve is sometimes described as pale violet; the synthetic dye mauve was first so named in 1859. Chemist William Henry Perkin eighteen, was attempting to create a cure for malaria in 1856. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye – Perkin's mauve or mauveine, sometimes called aniline purple, but this new dye was called Tyrian Purple and was only called mauve after it was marketed in 1859. Earlier references to a mauve dye in 1856–1858 referred to a color produced using the semi-synthetic dye murexide or a mixture of natural dyes. Perkin was so successful in marketing his discovery to the dye industry that his biography by Simon Garfield is entitled Mauve.
However, as it faded the success of mauve dye was short-lived and it was replaced by other synthetic dyes by 1873. As the memory of the original dye soon receded, the contemporary understanding of mauve is as a lighter, less-saturated color than it was known; the 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the "Mauve Decade", because of the characteristic popularity of the subtle color among progressive "artistic" types, both in Europe and the US. The color displayed at right is the rich tone of mauve called mauve by Crayola; the color displayed at right is the deep tone of mauve, called mauve by Pourpre.com, a color list popular in France. The color displayed at right is opera mauve; the first recorded use of opera mauve as a color name in English was in 1927. The color displayed at right is mauve taupe; the first recorded use of mauve taupe as a color name in English was in 1925. The color displayed at right is old mauve; the first recorded use of old mauve as a color name in English was in 1925.
The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names —a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps. List of colors Malvaria, from the term mauve factor in Orthomolecular psychiatry Media related to Mauve at Wikimedia Commons
Lavatera is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and eastern Asia, North America and Australia. A number of species are naturalized in North America. All species placed in Lavatera have now been transferred to the related genus Malva. Lavatera species are known as tree mallows, or rather ambiguously as rose mallows, royal mallows or annual mallows; the genus includes annual and perennial herbaceous plants and soft-wooded shrubs, growing from 1–3 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, palmately lobed; the flowers are 4 -- 12 cm diameter, with five white, pink or red petals. Lavatera species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bucculatrix lavaterella, which feeds on these plants. Flowers and seeds of several species are used as food by humans; this genus is named after 17th century Swiss physicians and naturalists. Malvaceae Info: The Lavatera pages Germplasm Resources Information Network: Lavatera Flora Europaea: Lavatera Virginia Tech page showing distribution in North America Jepson Manual showing detailed California distribution