Maro Reef is a submerged coral atoll located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It was discovered in 1820 by Captain Joseph Allen of the ship Maro, after whose ship the reef was named. With a total area of 747 square miles, it is the largest coral reef in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, it contains 37 species of stony coral. Unlike most atolls, the coral extends out from the center like spokes on a wheel. Located about 850 miles northwest of Honolulu, Maro Reef contains about 1 acre of dry land which itself can be submerged depending on the tides; some scientists believe that it "may be on the verge of drowning" because the reefs are detached and are vulnerable to strong storm waves. USNS Mission San Miguel ran aground on the reef, while running at full speed and in ballast, sank on October 8, 1957. List of reefs List of volcanoes in the Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain Maro Reef Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Quick Facts on Maro Reef from the PBS Ocean Adventures site Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Information Management System
Publius Vergilius Maro called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets, his Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome since the time of its composition. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and reach Italy, where his descendants Romulus and Remus were to found the city of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory. Virgil's biographical tradition is thought to depend on a lost biography by Varius, Virgil's editor, incorporated into the biography by Suetonius and the commentaries of Servius and Donatus, the two great commentators on Virgil's poetry.
Although the commentaries no doubt record much factual information about Virgil, some of their evidence can be shown to rely on inferences made from his poetry and allegorizing. The tradition holds that Virgil was born in the village near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul. Analysis of his name has led to beliefs. Modern speculation is not supported by narrative evidence either from his own writings or his biographers. Macrobius says, he attended schools in Cremona, Mediolanum and Naples. After considering a career in rhetoric and law, the young Virgil turned his talents to poetry. According to Robert Seymour Conway, the only ancient source which reports the actual distance between Andes and Mantua is a surviving fragment from the works of Marcus Valerius Probus. Probus flourished during the reign of Nero. Probus reports. Conway translated this to a distance of 28 English miles. Little is known about the family of Virgil, his father belonged to gens Vergilia, his mother belonged to gens Magia. According to Conway, gens Vergilia is poorly attested in inscriptions from the entire Northern Italy, where Mantua is located.
Among thousands of surviving ancient inscriptions from this region, there are only 8 or 9 mentions of individuals called "Vergilius" or "Vergilia". Out of these mentions, three appear in inscriptions from Verona, one in an inscription from Calvisano. Conway theorized. Calvisano is located 30 Roman miles from Mantua, would fit with Probus' description of Andes; the inscription in this case is a votive offering to the Matronae by a woman called Vergilia, asking the goddesses to deliver from danger another woman, called Munatia. Conway notes that the offering belongs to a common type for this era, where women made requests for deities to preserve the lives of female loved ones who were pregnant and were about to give birth. In most cases, the woman making the request was the mother of a woman, pregnant or otherwise in danger. Though there is another inscription from Calvisano, where a woman asks the deities to preserve the life of her sister. Munatia, the woman who Vergilia wished to protect, was a close relative of Vergilia or Vergilia's daughter.
The name "Munatia" indicates that this woman was a member of gens Munatia, makes it that Vergilia married into this family. According to the commentators, Virgil received his first education when he was five years old and he went to Cremona and Rome to study rhetoric and astronomy, which he soon abandoned for philosophy. From Virgil's admiring references to the neoteric writers Pollio and Cinna, it has been inferred that he was, for a time, associated with Catullus' neoteric circle. According to Servius, schoolmates considered Virgil shy and reserved, he was nicknamed "Parthenias" or "maiden" because of his social aloofness. Virgil seems to have suffered bad health throughout his life and in some ways lived the life of an invalid. According to the Catalepton, he began to write poetry while in the Epicurean school of Siro the Epicurean at Naples. A group of small works attributed to the youthful Virgil by the commentators survive collected under the title Appendix Vergiliana, but are considered spurious by scholars.
One, the Catalepton, consists of fourteen short poems, some of which may be Virgil's, another, a short narrative poem titled the Culex, was attributed to Virgil as early as the 1st century AD. The biographical tradition asserts that Virgil began the hexameter Eclogues in 42 BC and it is thought that the collection was published around 39–38 BC, although this is controversial; the Eclogues are a group of ten poems modeled on the bucolic hexameter poetry of the Hellenistic poet Theocritus. After his victory in the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, fought against the army led by the assassins of Julius Caesar, Octavian tried to pay off his veterans with land expropriated from towns in northern Italy including, according to the traditi
The pāreu or pareo is the Cook Islands and Tahitian word for a wraparound skirt. It was used only to refer to women's skirts, as men wore a loincloth, called a maro. Nowadays the term is applied to any piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body, worn by males or females, it is related to the Malay sarong, Sāmoan lavalava, Tongan tupenu and other such garments of the Pacific Islands such as the islands of Hawaiʻi, Marquesas and Fiji. In contemporary Tahitian the right word is pāreu, with the pronunciation of the word with a long a and the e and u pronounced separately, rather than slurred into a diphthong, it is not clear. It might be an early explorers' misinterpretation, but both terms were used in the 19th century. Nowadays, pareo can be considered as the English-language form of the word, much less subject to mispronunciation; the Tahitian pāreu are among the most bright of the Pacific. Flower patterns, the hibiscus flowers in particular, or traditional tapa patterns, were printed in bright colours on a cotton sheet of about 90 or 120 cm wide and 180 cm long.
Nowadays they are made in Tahiti itself and dye painting with varying colours is popular as well. A pāreu can be worn in many ways. Women will wrap it around their upper body, covering it from breasts to above the knees. Either they rely on their breasts for it not to slide down, or they may wrap a corner around their shoulder or their neck. In more traditional surroundings the covering of the upper body is less important, but the covering of the thighs is, it is worn as a longer skirt. Men wear it as a short skirt, or may make shorts out of it when fishing or working in the bush where freedom of movement of the legs is needed, but during quiet, cooler nights at home, they may wear it as a long skirt too. The ends of the pāreu are tied in a knot to keep it in place. Tropic Monoi "pareo hand painting"
Castelnovo ne' Monti
Castelnovo Monti is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, central Italy. Along with every other town and village in the Apennines, Castelnovo is an approved area for the production of Parmesan cheese, it is home to the only hospital in the area. It is situated in the Reggiano Apennines mountains. Castelnovo is best known for the Pietra di Bismantova spur; the pietra can be spotted from a distance of 30 kilometres as it stands at around 1,047 metres above sea level. The rock is a favourite climbing and abseiling destination throughout Italy and is considered a difficult climb due to its outward-curving wall; the rock was mentioned by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy. Other geographical landmarks include the Triassic chalk formations of the Gessi Triassici and the river Secchia which, together with the Pietra of Bismantova, are part of the National Park of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano. Bellaria, Berzana, Bora del Musso, Burano, Ca' del Cavo, Ca' del Grosso, Ca' di Magnano, Ca' di Scatola, Capanna, Ca' Pavoni, Casa della Carità, Case di Sopra, Case Perizzi, Castagnedolo, Chiesa, Colombaia, Costa de' Grassi, Eremo Bismantova, Felina, Frascaro, Gatta, Maro, Monchio di Villaberza, Monte Castagneto, Monticello, Noce, Pietrebianche, Pregheffio, Regnola, Rivolvecchio, Ronchi, Schiezza, Terminaccio, Vigolo, Vologno di Sotto, Zugognago.
Castelnovo is connected to Reggio Emilia by a bus service run by ACT. Roads include SS 63 State road, the SS 513 state road, the SP 7 and SP 15 provincial roads. Castelnovo ne' Monti is twinned with: Fivizzano, Italy Illingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Voreppe, France Official website
Mark Rosewater is the head designer for Magic: The Gathering, a position he has held since 2003. Rosewater grew up in Pepper Pike, where he attended Orange High School. Rosewater has a Jewish background. Rosewater has described himself in his youth as a "social outcast". Despite his troubled upbringing, he would be a successful high school student with numerous scholarship offers, he was small and was bullied by other children. In his youth, he worked as a professional magician; as a child, Rosewater never lost his "baby teeth". Rosewater attended Boston University. After graduating, Rosewater started his career in television as a runner, he found work as a writer. Before 1994 he was on the writing staff of Roseanne, he is credited for two Roseanne episodes: "Vegas, Vegas" and "Take My Bike, Please", both aired in 1991. He considered his time in Hollywood a "roller coaster ride." While working as a freelance writer he took a job at a game store in order to have some social contacts. Working there he first found out about Magic: The Gathering from a customer.
Since 1995, Rosewater has worked for Wizards of the Coast, the company which makes Magic: The Gathering. He wrote puzzles based on Magic cards and other articles for The Duelist, the Wizards of the Coast magazine promoting and covering Magic. In 1996 Magic: The Puzzling was published, a collection of 25 puzzles written for The Duelist. Since 1996 Rosewater has worked for Wizards of the Coast as a designer of Magic cards. Rosewater has designed at least one card for every Magic expansion since Alliances. While working for Wizards of the Coast, he wrote columns called “Insider Trading” for the magazines The Duelist and The Sideboard which gave an inside look at Magic design. Rosewater has been the lead designer for Tempest, Urza’s Destiny, Mirrodin, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Eventide, Scars of Mirrodin, Dark Ascension, Dragon's Maze, Khans of Tarkir, Battle for Zendikar, Amonkhet and Dominaria, he was the sole designer of Unglued. Picking up on the comic note of the "un"-sets, he judged the Unglued pre-release wearing a chicken suit and the Unhinged pre-release wearing a donkey suit.
He wrote flavor text in various sets including Mirage and Tempest. Rosewater advocated for Pro Tournament for years, including the important idea of having feature matches at professional events. Feature matches are chosen at Pro Tournaments to be highlighted for spectators and web coverage because the players or the decks involved are well known or thought to be of greater interest, he is notable for his quick ascent to the head of Magic the Gathering as well as his personable demeanor. Since 2002, Rosewater has a weekly column called "Making Magic" on magicthegathering.com, the official site of Wizards of the Coast. In these columns, much like in his previous "Insider Trader"-columns he gives an inside look on how Magic cards are created, he has written on many controversial subjects, such as why Wizards of the Coast makes "bad rares". Other key subjects of his columns include Wizards of the Coast's "psychographic" profiles of players called "Timmy/Tammy", "Johnny/Jenny", "Spike" and the color wheel.
He writes his articles in off-the-wall or unusual styles. For instance in one column he took the perspective of the Magic card "Welding Jar", in another he wrote from the perspective of the mechanic "splice". One article, which had the subject "Mark Rosewater Admits He’s %#@$ Insane!" was written like a bulletin board on one of his columns. Many articles touch upon his personal life. Rosewater claims he reads every email sent to him and has written several mailbag columns in which he responds to praise and criticism alike. In December 2003 he became Magic's lead designer called head designer. Before that he was senior head designer; as head designer Rosewater has written a "State of Design"-column every year, in it he has reviewed the Magic design of the last year and he has written his plans for future Magic designs. His most important contribution as a head designer is the institution of block design. Rosewater's nickname is Maro; this came about because the old email system of Wizards of the Coast had a feature that could complete names based on the letters typed, Bill Rose realized that maro was the shortest unique combination of letters needed to compose a message.
In the Mirage expansion of the card game, a creature card named. Look at Me, I'm the DCI, he made the art of this card himself, for. He is known for his podcast, Drive to Work, where he talks in depth about various disjointed subjects himself. Rosewater considers his personality to align with that ascribed to blue-red in the game itself, the player profile of "Johnny". Rosewater is married to Lora Rosewater, they have three children. As a hobby Rosewater likes "stereotypically geeky things", such as comics, television and writing. For instance he owns a collection of action figures of comic book characters, his favorite band is Phish. He was once trapped inside Fred Astaire's estate. All Mark Rosewater articles on magicthegathering.com Mark Rosewater on IMDb Blogatog, Mark Rosewater's blog on Tumblr
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of La Axarquía, it is on the country's southern Mediterranean coast, about 50 km east of Málaga. Under Muslim rule, its name was Narixa, which means "abundant source" and is the origin of the current name. Nerja has a long history, evidenced by the primitive paintings found in its famous Nerja caves, discovered in 1959; these caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of sinkholes stretching many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada, which may yet prove to be one of the most extensive unexplored systems in Europe. Visitors to the caves will be able to view the remains of one of the ancient inhabitants of Nerja; the Romans built here three settlements, including Detunda. The area was taken over by the Arabs in the early 8th century. Under the Moors, the town was known as Narixa, which means "abundant spring", from which the present name derives.
Its agricultural and silk products are said to have been famed throughout the Muslim world and in the markets of Damascus as early as the 10th century. The Balcón de Europa, a mirador or viewpoint which gives stunning views across the sea, is in the centre of the old town, its name is popularly believed to have been coined by King Alfonso XII, who visited the area in 1885 following a disastrous earthquake and was captivated by the scene. Local folklore says that he stood upon the site where the Balcón now stands, said "This is the balcony of Europe". Local archive documents are said to show that its name predated this visit, but this has not prevented the authorities from placing a life-sized statue of the king standing by the railing; the Balcón area was known as La Batería, a reference to the gun battery which existed there in a fortified tower. This emplacement and a similar tower nearby were destroyed during the Peninsular War. In May 1812, the British vessels Hyacinth and Basilisk supported Spanish guerrillas on the coast of Granada, against the French.
On 20 May, Hyacinth opened fire and the forts were destroyed. Two rusty guns positioned at the end of the Balcón are reminders of these violent times; the huge lumps of rock, the remains of La Batería, visible in the sea at the end of the Balcón, are further evidence of this action. Caves of Nerja Balcón of Europa The Aqueduct, built in the 19th century Baroque Hermitage of las Angustias Church of El Salvador, in Baroque and Mudéjar style Maro, a coastal village within Nerja's municipal term Chillar River Burriana Carabeillo Carabeo Chucho Torrecilla El Salón Playazo Calahonda Caletilla Enrique López Cuenca Sports Stadium -Combined Football and Athletics stadium, home to the local semi-professional soccer team C. D Nerja WatersportsSea-Kayaking and Scuba-diving are based at Burriana beach Nerja is not integrated in the Málaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium; as well as two local bus routes, around town, there are buses from the top of the High Street by the Alsa ticket office to Málaga, Caves of Nerja, Maro, Almuñécar, Vélez-Málaga, Torre del Mar, Granada, Córdoba, Almería and Motril.
Pescia, Italy San Juan, Argentina Nerja has been a source of inspiration for expatriate writers and artists, such as Scottish novelist Joan Lingard and French-born author André Launay. The town was the main setting for the filming of Verano azul, a popular Spanish television series exported to several countries, a replica of the boat the featured in the series can be found in a park of the same name, near the centre of town. In popular fiction The Enigmatic Mr Phelps, which combines the first two international crime fiction novels in a continuing series along with a screenplay Mr Phelps, created for a motion picture adaptation by Canada-based English international crime writer David B. Green, are set in Nerja during the mid 1990s; the stories include many references to Nerja and the Axarquia region and focus upon a fictional bar restaurante located on c/Carabeo. The fictional character of "Phelps" is confused with the real life of the author who himself lived in Nerja between 1995 and 1998.
Caves of Nerja Rock art of the Iberian Southern Tip Official website Cueva de Nerja The Nerja Caves Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium