Mar del Plata is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the head of General Pueyrredón Partido. Mar del Plata is the second largest city in Buenos Aires Province; the name "Mar del Plata" has the meaning of "sea of the Plate region" or "adjoining sea to the Plate region". Mar del Plata is the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census, it is the 7th largest city in Argentina; as part of the Argentine recreational coast, tourism is Mar del Plata's main economic activity with seven million tourists visiting the city in 2006. Mar del Plata has a sophisticated tourist infrastructure with numerous hotels, casinos and other tourist attractions. Mar del Plata is an important sports centre with a multi-purpose Olympic style stadium, five golf courses and many other facilities; as an important fishing port, industry concentrates on fish processing and at least two large shipyards. The area is host to other light industry, such as textile, food manufacturing and polymers.
There is a well-developed packaging machines industry, its quality being recognized in international markets. One of these companies was one of the pioneers in the automatic packaging of tea bags, exporting its original machine-designs abroad. Another company exports its products and has sold royalties to other countries. During the mid-1980s, Mar del Plata saw the birth of electronics factories, focused on the telecommunications field, with two of them and DelSat, succeeding in the international market. By the 2010s, a local technology company, PCBOX, was manufacturing and developing personal computers, tablet computers and action-cams. During the decade of 2010, the development of the software industry resulted in the formation of 92 companies and 440 microbusiness. One of these companies, Making Sense, opened offices at San Antonio and Boston, in the United States. Along with the American COPsync, the company developed in 2013 the software for VidTac, an in-car video system for law enforcement, the internet landing page application Lander, bought by the Silicon Valley company QuestionPro in 2016.
Since the 2000s, a local company builds and develops oil industry equipment, with customers in the United States, Russia and Egypt. Located southwest of the city there are quartzite quarries; the stone is traditionally used in construction. There is a huge area of farms in the rural areas surrounding the city, specialized in the cultivation of vegetables. In 2012, Mar del Plata became a wine-producing area, when a wine company from Mendoza province produced 20,000 lt from a vineyard at Chapadmalal beach from grape varieties such as Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer. Since the local winery turned into a tourist attraction. Microbeweries flourished during the 2010s, amounting by 2016 to one third of the national production. Although the area had suffered from a high rate of unemployment from 1995 to 2003, Mar del Plata has seen 46,000 new jobs created from the third quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2008, representing an increase of 22%; the 2008 Davis Cup Final was held in Mar del Plata and, after being shut for a decade the Gran Hotel Provincial was reopened by the Madrid-based NH Hotels, in 2009.
Mar del Plata continues to lead Argentina's room availability: of 440,000 registered hotel rooms nationwide in early 2009, the city was home to nearly 56,000. Mar del Plata is served by Astor Piazzolla International Airport with daily flights to Buenos Aires served by Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sol Líneas Aéreas and weekly flights to Patagonia served by LADE. Highway 2 connects Mar del Plata with Buenos Aires and Route 11 connects it through the coastline, ending at Miramar, 40 km south of Mar del Plata. Route 88 connects to Necochea and Route 226 to Balcarce and Olavarría; the city has a train station serving most cities in Argentina. There are two daily trains to Buenos Aires' Constitución station using new trains operated by Trenes Argentinos; these services are part of the General Roca Railway, owned by the government company Nuevos Ferrocarriles Argentinos. Notes Its tracks were extended to connect with the bus terminal opened in 2009 building new train platforms. Operated as the bus terminal of the city until 2009.
Pre-Spanish era: The region was inhabited by Günuna Kena nomads. They were strongly influenced by the Mapuche culture. 1577–1857: First European explorers. Sir Francis Drake made a reconnaissance of its sea lion colonies. In 1742, during the War of Jenkins' Ear, eight survivors of HMS Wager, part of Admiral Anson expedition, led by midshipman Isaac Morris, lived through a ten-months ordeal before being decimated and captured by the Tehuelches, who handed them to the Spaniards. After holding the Englishmen as prisoners, they returned Morris and his surviving companions to London in 1746. First colonization attempt by Jesuit Order near Laguna de los Padres ended in disaster. 1857–1874: The Portuguese entrepreneur José Coelho de Meirelles, taking advantage of the country's abundance of wild cattle, built a pier and a factory for salted meat near Cabo Corrientes, but the business only lasted a few years.1874–1886: Patricio Peralta Ramos acquired the now abandoned factory along with the surrounding terrain, founded the town on February 10, 1874.
The Captain Jonathan Currier House is a historic house on Hillside Avenue in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Built about 1742, it is the oldest surviving house in Currierville, one of the early settlement areas in South Hampton, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Captain Jonathan Currier House stands at the three-way intersection of Hilldale Avenue with Currier Street and Lone Goose Road, it is set facing south toward the close to the road. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a side gable roof, central brick chimney, clapboarded exterior, its main facade is five bays wide, with a central entrance flanked by simple pilasters and topped by a transom window and cornice. A single-story ell extends at an angle from the rear of parallel to Hillside Avenue; the house, a typical vernacular Georgian style construnction, was built c. 1742 by Jonathan Currier, whose family was among the early settlers of the western part of South Hampton, for whom the area is named Currierville.
It is the oldest house standing in the area, a significant agricultural settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of its proximity to nearby Newton, the area's residents, including Currier and others in his family, twice petitioned the state to become part of Newton. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Rivularia is a genus of cyanobacteria of the family Rivulariaceae. Rivularia is found growing on submerged stones, moist rocks, damp soils near the riverside, it is found in colonies, the trichomes are radially arranged within a colony, with each trichome wholly or surrounded by a gelatinous sheet. The trichomes have a basal heterocyst; each trichome has a narrow aptic portion, whip- or tail-like consisting of a row of small cells. Akinetes are absent in Rivularia; the species multiply with the aid of heterocyst. Rivularia atra Roth ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886 Rivularia bullata Berkeley ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886 Rivularia haematites Bornet & Flahault, 1886 Rivularia jaoi H.-J. Chu, 1952 Rivularia nitida C. Agardh ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886 Rivularia thermalis Y.-Y. Li, 1984Species brought into synonymy Rivularia cornudamae Roth, 1797: synonym of Chaetophora lobata Schrank, 1783 Rivularia elegans Roth, 1802: synonym of Chaetophora elegans C. Agardh, 1812 Rivularia endiviaefolia Roth, 1798: synonym of Chaetophora lobata Schrank, 1783 Rivularia lloydii P.
Crouan & H. Crouan, 1867: synonym of Brachytrichia lloydii P. C. Silva, 1996 Rivularia multifida Weber & Mohr, 1804: synonym of Nemalion multifidum Chauvin, 1842 Rivularia plana Harvey, 1833: synonym of Isactis plana Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886 Rivularia rubra Wahlenberg, 1826: synonym of Nemalion helminthoides Batters, 1902 Rivularia tuberiformis Smith, 1809: synonym of Leathesia marina Decaisne, 1842 Rivularia vermiculata Smith, 1808: synonym of Mesogloia vermiculata S. F. Gray, 1821 Rivularia zosterae Mohr, 1810: synonym of Eudesme virescens J. Agardh, 1882 "Rivularia". Algaebase. Retrieved 23 September 2014. Rastogia, R. P. P. P. "Ultraviolet radiation-induced generation of reactive oxygen species, DNA damage and induction of UV-absorbing compounds in the cyanobacterium Rivularia sp. HKAR-4". South African Journal of Botany. 90: 163–169. Doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.11.006. Berrendero, Esther. "Genetic and morphological characterization of Rivularia and Calothrix from running water". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
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