Nectar Lifesciences Limited is a pharmaceutical company in India that manufactures generic drug products. The company has global leadership in several oral and sterile cephalosporin drugs, has cGMP facilities along with those approved by the European Union and Japan; the company was founded by Mr Sanjiv Goyal and was incorporated in June 1995. The company went public in July 2005 with simultaneous listings on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. In 2010 New Silk Route Private Equity invested INR 2.5 billion in the company. Board of Directors: Chairman & Managing Director: Sanjiv Goyal CEO & Director: Dinesh Dua The current market capitalization is about INR 806.22 cr. Nectar Lifesciences manufactures oral and sterile active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished dosages and phytochemicals; the company is in the business of providing pharmaceutical organizations with contract research and manufacturing services. It manufactures empty hard gelatin capsules. Nectar Lifesciences: Official site
Free Radical Design
Crytek UK Limited was a British video game developer based in Nottingham, England. Founded by David Doak, Stephen John "Steve" Ellis, Karl Ivar Hilton and Graeme Norgate in Stoke-on-Trent on 29 October 1998, they were best known for their TimeSplitters series of games. After going into financial administration, it was announced on 4 February 2009 that the studio had been acquired by German video game developer Crytek and would be renamed Crytek UK. Crytek had a good relationship with the city of Nottingham due in part to its sponsorship of the Gamecity festival and its recruitment drives with Nottingham Trent University. In 2014, the studio was shut down and the majority of the staff transferred to the newly formed Dambuster Studios. Most of Free Radical Design's employees worked for the game developer Rare. While at Rare, they worked on the Nintendo 64 first-person shooters GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark. From late 1998 to early 1999, this team left Rare to form Free Radical Design, established in April 1999, their first release being TimeSplitters for the PlayStation 2 in 2000.
It was known for its fast-paced gameplay and its particular emphasis on multiplayer rather than story. TimeSplitters attracted attention at the time because of the former Rare employees' work on the critically acclaimed GoldenEye 007, its sequel, TimeSplitters 2, became the highest-ranked first-person shooter for PlayStation 2 on GameRankings. Free Radical Design was working on Star Wars: Battlefront III from 2006 to 2008, but it became cancelled when it was "99 percent" complete; the cancellation of this title, the poorly received release of Haze, contributed to Free Radical Design going into bankruptcy. On 18 December 2008, it was reported that the studio had shut down, though it was confirmed that the company had gone bankrupt, leaving only 40 of the original 185 staff still employed. On 3 February 2009, Haze scriptwriter Rob Yescombe announced that Free Radical Design had been purchased by German game developer Crytek. In 2010, the company moved from Sandiacre to brand new offices in the new central Nottingham Southreef development.
The £50 million investment will allow Crytek UK to "grow over the next few months". In June 2014, reports surfaced that Crytek had missed wage payments and withheld bonuses for the company's employees, that as a result, a number of employees had filed grievances and refused to report to work, at least 30 employees had left the company since 2011 alone due to a decreasing morale at the studio. After denying that there were issues, Crytek admitted on 25 July 2014 that the company was in a "transitional phase" as it secured capital for future projects, with a particular emphasis on online gaming. On 30 July 2014, Crytek announced that, due to an internal restructuring, it would sell the intellectual property of Homefront to Koch Media, parent company of video game publisher Deep Silver, lay off much of the company's staff. Crytek left it unclear whether the company had been shut down however all staff were transferred to the new Dambuster Studios being established in Nottingham in accordance with British law, where they afterwards continued to work on Homefront: The Revolution.
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Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection. Common nectar-consuming pollinators include mosquitoes, wasps, bees and moths, hummingbirds and bats. Nectar plays an important role in the foraging economics and overall evolution of nectar-eating species. Nectar is the sugar source for honey, it is useful in agriculture and horticulture because the adult stages of some predatory insects feed on nectar. For example, the social wasp species Apoica flavissima relies on nectar as a primary food source. In turn, these wasps hunt agricultural pest insects as food for their young. For example, thread-waisted wasps are known for hunting caterpillars. Caterpillars however, do become butterflies and moths, which are important pollinators. Nectar secretion increases as the flower is visited by pollinators.
After pollination, the nectar is reabsorbed into the plant. Nectar is derived from the fabled drink of Greek gods; the word is derived as a compound of nek, meaning death, tar, meaning the ability to overcome. The common use of nectar refers to the "sweet liquid in flowers", first recorded in AD 1600. A nectary is floral tissue found in different locations in the flower; the different types of floral nectaries include sepal nectaries, petal nectaries, staminal nectaries found on the stamen, gynoecial nectaries found on the ovary tissue. The nectaries may vary in color and symmetry. Nectaries can be categorized as structural or non-structural. Structural nectaries refer to specific areas of tissue that exude nectar, such as the types of floral nectaries listed. Non-structural nectaries secrete nectar infrequently from non-differentiated tissues; the different types of floral nectaries coevolved depending on the pollinator that feeds on the plant's nectar. Nectar is secreted from epidermal cells of the nectaries by means of modified stomata.
The nectar comes from phloem with additional sugars that are secreted from the cells through vesicles packaged by the endoplasmic reticulum. Flowers that have longer nectaries sometimes have a vascular strand in the nectary to assist in transport over a longer distance.. Floral nectaries are used by plants to attract pollinators such as insects and other vertebrates; the pollinators feed on the nectar and depending on the location of the nectary the pollinator assists in fertilization and outcrossing of the plant as they brush against the reproductive organs, the stamen and pistil, of the plant and pick up or deposit pollen. Nectar from floral nectaries is sometimes used as a reward to insects, such as ants, that protect the plant from predators. Many floral families have evolved a nectar spur; these spurs are projections of various lengths formed from different tissues, such as the petals or sepals. They allow for pollinators to land on the elongated tissue and more reach the nectaries and obtain the nectar reward.
Different characteristics of the spur, such as its length or position in the flower, may determine the type of pollinator that visits the flower. Defense from herbivory is one of the roles of extrafloral nectaries. Floral nectaries can be involved in defense. In addition to the sugars found in nectar, certain proteins may be found in nectar secreted by floral nectaries. In tobacco plants, these proteins have antimicrobial and antifungal properties and can be secreted to defend the gynoecium from certain pathogens. Floral nectaries have evolved and diverged into the different types of nectaries due to the various pollinators that visit the flowers. In Melastomataceae, different types of floral nectaries have been lost many times. Flowers that ancestrally produced nectar and had nectaries may have lost their ability to produce nectar due to a lack of nectar consumption by pollinators, such as certain species of bees. Instead they focused on energy allocation to pollen production. Species of angiosperms that have nectaries use the nectar to attract pollinators that consume the nectar, such as birds and butterflies.
In Bromeliaceae, septal nectaries are common in species that are bird pollinated. In species that are wind pollinated, nectaries are absent because there is no pollinator to provide a reward for. In flowers that are pollinated by long-tongued organism such as certain flies, moths and birds, nectaries in the ovaries are common because they are able to reach the nectar reward when pollinating. Sepal and petal nectaries are more common in species that are pollinated by short-tongued insects that cannot reach so far into the flower. Extrafloral nectaries are nectar-secreting plant glands that develop outside of flowers and are not involved in pollination, they are diverse in form, location and mechanism. They have been described in all above-ground plant parts—including leaves, stipules, cotyledons and stems, among others, they range from single-celled trichomes to complex cup-like structures that may or may not be vascularized. In contrast to floral nectaries, nectar produced outside the flower have a defensive function.
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Mare Nectaris is a small lunar mare or sea located south of Mare Tranquillitatis southwest of Mare Fecunditatis, on the near side of the moon. Montes Pyrenaeus borders the mare to the Sinus Asperitatis fuses to its northwestern edge, it is 84,000 square kilometers in size. Several large craters are situated at the borders of Mare Nectaris; the biggest one is lava-filled Fracastorius. A prominent trio of 100-km craters Theophilus and Catharina is located near northwestern coast. Other notable feature is a "ghost crater" Daguerre entirely covered with lava, in the northern part of Mare Nectaris. Mare Nectaris is located in the central part of 860-km-diameter impact basin, formed 3.8–3.9 billions year ago. This event marks the beginning of Nectarian period of the lunar geologic timescale; the best-preserved part of the rim of this basin is called Rupes Altai, in the southwest part of the basin. Lava filling of Mare Nectaris is younger than the basin itself; the mare material is 1000m in depth, of the Nectarian period and the Lower Imbrian epoch, with the mare material of the Upper Imbrian epoch.
The crater Theophilus on the northeastern side of the mare is of the Eratosthenian period. Thus, the crater is younger than the mare to its southeast. Enough subsidence has occurred to open a few arcuate grabens on the western margin of the mare. A mass concentration, or gravitational high, was identified in the center of Mare Nectaris from Doppler tracking of the five Lunar Orbiter spacecraft in 1968; the mascon was confirmed and mapped at higher resolution with orbiters such as Lunar Prospector and GRAIL
In the ancient Greek myths, ambrosia is sometimes the food or drink of the Greek gods depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves and served by either Hebe or Ganymede at the heavenly feast. Ambrosia is sometimes depicted in ancient art as distributed by a nymph labeled with that name. In the myth of Lycurgus, an opponent to the wine god Dionysus, violence committed against Ambrosia turns her into a grapevine. Ambrosia is closely related to the gods' other form of sustenance, nectar; the two terms may not have been distinguished. On the other hand, in Alcman, nectar is the food, in Sappho and Anaxandrides, ambrosia is the drink. A character in Aristophanes' Knights says, "I dreamed the goddess poured ambrosia over your head—out of a ladle." Both descriptions could be correct. The consumption of ambrosia was reserved for divine beings. Upon his assumption into immortality on Olympus, Heracles is given ambrosia by Athena, while the hero Tydeus is denied the same thing when the goddess discovers him eating human brains.
In one version of the myth of Tantalus, part of Tantalus' crime is that after tasting ambrosia himself, he attempts to steal some away to give to other mortals. Those who consume ambrosia had not blood in their veins, but ichor the blood of immortals. Both nectar and ambrosia are fragrant, may be used as perfume: in the Odyssey Menelaus and his men are disguised as seals in untanned seal skins, "...and the deadly smell of the seal skins vexed us sore. Homer speaks of ambrosial raiment, ambrosial locks of hair the gods' ambrosial sandals. Among writers, ambrosia has been so used with generic meanings of "delightful liquid" that such late writers as Athenaeus and Dioscurides employ it as a technical terms in contexts of cookery and botany. Pliny used the term in connection with different plants. Additionally, some modern ethnomycologists, such as Danny Staples, identify ambrosia with the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria: "...it was the food of the gods, their ambrosia, nectar was the pressed sap of its juices", Staples asserts.
W. H. Roscher thinks that both nectar and ambrosia were kinds of honey, in which case their power of conferring immortality would be due to the supposed healing and cleansing powers of honey, in fact anti-septic, because fermented honey preceded wine as an entheogen in the Aegean world; the concept of an immortality drink is attested in at least two Indo-European areas: Greek and Sanskrit. The Greek ἀμβροσία is semantically linked to the Sanskrit अमृत as both words denote a drink or food that gods use to achieve immortality; the two words appear to be derived from the same Indo-European form *ṇ-mṛ-tós, "un-dying". A semantically similar etymology exists for nectar, the beverage of the gods presumed to be a compound of the PIE roots *nek-, "death", -*tar, "overcoming". In one version of the story of the birth of Achilles, Thetis anoints the infant with ambrosia and passes the child through the fire to make him immortal but Peleus, stops her, leaving only his heel unimmortalised. In the Iliad xvi, Apollo washes the black blood from the corpse of Sarpedon and anoints it with ambrosia, readying it for its dreamlike return to Sarpedon's native Lycia.
Thetis anoints the corpse of Patroclus in order to preserve it. Additionally, both ambrosia and nectar are depicted as unguents. In the Odyssey, Calypso is described as having "spread a table with ambrosia and set it by Hermes, mixed the rosy-red nectar." It is ambiguous whether he means the ambrosia itself is rosy-red, or if he is describing a rosy-red nectar Hermes drinks along with the ambrosia. Circe mentions to Odysseus that a flock of doves are the bringers of ambrosia to Olympus. In the Odyssey, Polyphemus likens the wine given to him by Odysseus to nectar. One of the impieties of Tantalus, according to Pindar, was that he offered to his guests the ambrosia of the Deathless Ones, a theft akin to that of Prometheus, Karl Kerenyi noted. In the Homeric hymn to Aphrodite, the goddess uses "ambrosial bridal oil that she had ready perfumed." In the story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius, Psyche is given ambrosia upon her completion of the quests set by Venus and her acceptance on Olympus.
After she partakes and Cupid are wed as gods. Some ancient Egyptian statues of Anubis read,"... I am death... I eat ambrosia and drink blood..." which hints that ambrosia is a food of some sort. In the Aeneid, Aeneas encounters his mother in an alternate, or illusory form; when she became her godly form "Her hair's ambrosia breathed a holy fragrance." Lycurgus of Thrace, an antagonist of Dionysus, forbade the cult of Dionysus, whom he drove from Thrace, was driven mad by the god. In his fit of insanity he killed his son, wh
Nectar Covered Bridge
The Nectar Covered Bridge was a wood and metal combination style covered bridge which spanned the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Blount County, United States. It was located on Nectar Bridge Road off State Route 160, just east of the town of Nectar, about 14 miles northwest of Oneonta. Nectar Covered Bridge was at one time the seventh-longest covered bridge in the country; the bridge remained open to single lane motor traffic from its construction until it was burned by vandals on June 13, 1993. Built in 1934, the 385-foot bridge was a Town Lattice truss construction over four spans, it was built by a crew led by foreman Zelma C. Tidwell over a wide section of the Locust Fork, it was the third-longest covered bridge built in Blount County. At one time, the Nectar Covered Bridge was the seventh longest covered bridge in the country; the bridge was burned by vandals on June 13, 1993. It was maintained by the Alabama Department of Transportation; the Nectar Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 20, 1981.
The bridge was once a site for large baptism ceremonies. A concrete bridge has since replaced the former covered bridge, but the old stone piers remain across the river south of the current crossing. List of Alabama covered bridges Prince, A. G.. Alabama's Covered Bridges: Past and Present. Ensley: Best Printing Service. "01-05-04". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Dale J. Travis. Retrieved December 24, 2013. Stith, Mark J.. "Tunnels in Time". Southern Living. ISSN 0038-4305. Retrieved September 24, 2007; the Birmingham News news article. Retrieved October 30, 2007. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Nectar CB: Credits. Retrieved October 30, 2007
Haze (video game)
Haze is a first-person shooter video game developed by Free Radical Design and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3. It was released worldwide in May 2008. Releases for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows were cancelled; the game takes place in a dystopian future, where the Mantel Corporation rule the world with a drug called Nova-Keto-Thyrazine - called Nectar, a "nutritional supplement" that enables soldiers to fight harder and smarter, but induces a hallucinogenic effect, where soldiers are no longer cognizant of the real battlefield around them, instead viewing an idyllic, painless environment. The game takes place over a three-day period as Mantel battles a group of rebels known as "The Promise Hand", led by Gabriel "Skin Coat" Merino, with the player assuming the role of Shane Carpenter, a 25-year-old Mantel soldier. After Carpenter witnesses the effect Nectar is having on his fellow soldiers, after a twist in the storyline Shane turns rogue and teams up with The Promise Hand to take on Mantel.
In Haze, soldiers make use of'Nectar'. Mantel uses this drug to control the minds of its soldiers; when administered, Nectar can control what a soldier sees, among other things, similar to the effects of a hallucinogenic drug. Nectar drowns out images of destruction. Nectar reduces recoil, allows the player to zoom in further while scoped. An overdose of Nectar is dangerous, with loss of mental control and death being possible side effects. Nectar enhances the soldiers' fighting capabilities, allowing them to run faster and jump higher, they receive a boost in reaction time. A Mantel soldier experiencing an overdose is shown by a change in their armor, changing in color from yellow to red. Rebel soldiers may go into a "Play Dead" state just before they are killed, allowing them to regenerate health and disappear from the Mantel soldiers' sight, since they can't see dead people while on Nectar. In addition, they exploit Mantel's dependence on Nectar by attacking the Nectar injector, extracting Nectar to use on throwing knives from dead Mantel troopers, using the injector to create Nectar grenades.
These Nectar-enhanced weapons will cause a Mantel trooper to overdose on Nectar, as will attacking the Nectar injector. In the game players encounter special forces and overdosed soldiers that cannot be affected by Nectar-based weaponry, they can steal a Mantel trooper's gun and bury grenades in the ground as mines. Haze begins with Sergeant Shane Carpenter, a veteran Mantel soldier in a dystopian future where he was enticed by Mantel Propaganda and dropping out of college, arriving in the Boa region of South America, where Mantel troops have been dispatched to liberate the country from a rebel group known as "the Promise Hand", accused of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity by Mantel's mass media division. Shane meets his squad-mates: Sergeant Morgan Duvall, the leader of the squad, Lance Corporal Teare, Corporals' Peshy and "Watchstrap". Teare is berated and dismissed by Duvall for not taking his requisite dose of Mantel's performance-enhancing drug Nectar. Over a series of missions fighting for Mantel, Shane's Nectar administrator fails to drug him on several occasions, causing him to witness a number of disturbing events: he hears screams which Duvall dismisses as "just an animal," he has a conversation with a pilot that had received no wounds from a crash and yet dies mysteriously.
Duvall doesn't seem to care about this discrepancy. Shane sees the dead bodies of civilian factory workers that Duvall's squad massacred in an earlier mission because, as Duvall states to Shane, "an empty hand is just a grip away from holding a weapon." Shane and his squad are sent to capture Gabriel "Skincoat" Merino, the leader of the Promise Hand who eats his enemies and wears a long coat made of their skins. Shane captures Merino, only to find that he's an old man who's only wearing a sweater vest which Merino states is "100% cotton." Merino debates with Shane about war and tells him, "My Friend, there are two sides to every war. Are you sure you're on the right side?" Duvall begins torturing Merino, cutting off one of his fingers. After entering the helicopter to return to base, Duvall brands Shane as a wuss and thinks he'll become an'ape' like the rest of the rebels; when Duvall starts trying to cut off both of Merino's hands, Shane pulls a gun on the rest of his squad, leading to a shootout which causes the helicopter they're in to crash.
After crashing into a swamp, Shane tries to contact Mantel about the incident and his inability to administer his dose of Nectar but fails and starts going into severe withdrawal and experiences hallucinations from it. Mantel forces, realizing that Shane is not taking the proper levels of Nectar and thinking he's gone rogue, mark him for death by labeling him a "Code Haze" and send in their Black Ops to kill him. However, Shane escapes death from the Black ops by a "Promise Hand" scout that leads him underground. However, in the underground, he loses consciousness due to Nectar withdrawal. Shane is rescued by Merino and the Promise Hand, realizes that everything he's been told about them has been false propaganda by Mantel. Shane is forced to kill Watchstrap when they start shooting up the village. An insane Duvall alive, escapes after telling Shane he's "just an animal" just like the rebels. Having witnessed the unwilling atrocities committed by delusional Mantel's soldiers, Shane claims himself as a traitor but after Merino says he's on the right