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Queen parrotfish

The queen parrotfish is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a parrotfish, in the family Scaridae. It is found on reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Other common names include blownose, blue chub, blue parrotfish, joblin crow parrot, okra peji and slimy head; the young males and adult female queen parrotfish are a reddish-brown color, quite different in appearance from the bluish-green color of the final phase male. This is a common species throughout its range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "least concern". Adult queen parrotfishes are heavy-bodied fish with fusiform bodies and beak-like mouths, growing to a length of about 60 cm, they have two different color phases. Among smaller fish, the sexes are similar but nearly all individuals are female, being reddish-brown or grayish-brown with a paler head and a white lateral stripe low on each flank, that remains the color scheme for females when they grow larger. At an average length of 25 cm, females change sex to become males.

The larger males move on to a new color phase, becoming pale bluish-green, with blue spots near the mouth, yellowish streaks between the mouth and eye, pale blue bars on the pectoral fins. The queen parrotfish is native to the tropical West Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the southern Gulf of Mexico, it is found on both rocky and coral reefs at depths down to about 25 m. Queen parrotfish is a protogynous hermaphrodite and are found in small groups of four or five, consisting of one final-phase male and several first-phase individuals females. During courtship, the male circles a female; when she accepts his advances she joins him and they circle together, both releasing spawn into the sea. After fertilisation, the eggs hatch and the developing larvae form part of the plankton; the queen parrotfish feeds on the algal turf it can scrape off surfaces, but may eat sponges and other encrusting organisms as it feeds. In the process, it swallows a lot of mineral particles which are deposited on the seabed as fine sand.

It is a diurnal fish, rests on the seabed or hides in a crevice at night, immersed in a layer of mucus that it exudes and which may help to disguise it from predators. It is preyed on by sharks and eels. Parrotfishes are known for the bioerosion; the stoplight parrotfish is an "excavator" and degrades the surface of coral colonies, but Scarus vetula is a "scraper", causing erosion of carbonate materials from corals but to a lesser extent than S. viride. Both species have robust jaws with crenelated margins and strong jaw muscles, large individuals of S. vetula can do considerable damage to corals as they scrape off their food. Photos of Queen parrotfish on Sealife Collection

Julissa Reynoso

Julissa Reynoso is a litigation and international arbitration partner with the international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP. She was a partner with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, practicing in the firm's International Arbitration and Latin America groups. Reynoso is affiliated with the faculty at Columbia University School of Law and the School of International and Public Affairs. From March 2012 until December 2014, she served as United States Ambassador to Uruguay, she is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the United States Department of State. A native of the Dominican Republic, Reynoso immigrated to the United States in 1982, she graduated valedictorian of her class at Aquinas High School in the Bronx. She was admitted to Harvard University, where she helped found several student groups and was active with The Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. After obtaining a B. A. at Harvard University in 1997, Reynoso was named the John Harvard Scholar and obtained an M.

Phil. degree in 1998 from the University of Cambridge in England. Reynoso received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2001. At Columbia, she was the editor for The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. After Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain. In 2008, Reynoso was active in former Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency before joining the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Reynoso was an attorney in private practice at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. Reynoso resided in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan and served on the boards of several non-profit groups, she served as a legal fellow at Columbia Law School and the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law. In 2006, Reynoso served as deputy director of the Office of Accountability at the New York City Department of Education. Reynoso has published in both Spanish and English on a range of issues including regulatory reform, community organizing, housing reform, immigration policy and Latin American politics for both popular press and academic journals.

In 2009, Reynoso joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. During her tenure, Reynoso was charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive security and Rule of Law strategy for Central America and the Caribbean. In October 2011, President Barack Obama expressed his intention to nominate Reynoso as United States Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, a nomination that required the advice and consent of the United States Senate. On March 30, 2012, the U. S. Senate confirmed Reynoso as United States Ambassador to Uruguay; as an ambassador, Reynoso focused on trade and commerce, with particular interest in agricultural trade, on science and education cooperation. Reynoso is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Reynoso is the recipient of various public interest awards, including recognitions from Columbia University, New York University, the North Star Fund, the Legal Aid Society and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.

She serves on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations. She is a member of a Washington D. C.-based Western Hemisphere think the Inter-American Dialogue. Reynoso was recognized in Crain's New York's 2017 "List of Leading Women Lawyers in NYC", she and her colleague Nicole Silver were recognized in Latinvex's 2017 ranking of "Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers."In 2017, Winston & Strawn was ranked as an international firm for its Latin America practice, of which Reynoso is a member, in the International Arbitration category. Appearances on C-SPAN

Baden-Powell's unilens

The unilens monocular is a simple refracting telescope for field use, designed by Robert Baden-Powell. Consisting of only one lens, it is the simplest of all telescopes, while occupying little space can still magnify a distant image up to about four times; the nature of its operation however does not accommodate to everyone's visual acuity, with only three out of four people able to use it. The unilens monocular is a 2.5 inch diameter convex lens with a 6 foot focal length, equivalent to +0.55 dioptres. In use the eye is closer than 6 feet to the lens and thus between its principal focus. Eye accommodation required is similar to that when viewing objects in the far distance, but more so as actual accommodation is made for somewhere beyond accommodation for infinity; because of this unusual requirement of the eye, only three in four people are able to use a unilens. Prolonged use is furthermore tiring to the eye and thus a unilens is suited for occasional or intermittent viewing of distant objects.

The commercially-made unilens monocular is a convenient pocket size. Its metal mount can be clipped onto a wooden pole in a manner somewhat reminiscent of the "selfie stick" used with today's cameras, onto a walking stick, trekking pole, or umbrella tip. Original instructions advise the user to sit with the arm holding the device resting on the knee and to move the lens forward and back until the desired object is in focus; this is when the lens is held about four feet from the user's eye. Magnification increases as the distance from the eye increases further than four feet, until extended to six feet, at which point the maximal four-times magnification is reached but with some image blurring at that stage. Reflecting telescope Magic Eye Monocular

Grasshopper Manufacture

Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is a Japanese video game developer founded on March 30, 1998 by Goichi Suda. They are well known for creating titles such as the No More Heroes series; the company was founded on 30 March 1998 in Japan. Grasshopper gained mainstream attention in 2005 for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 game killer7. In addition to killer7, they have developed Michigan: Report from Hell and a number of Japan-only titles. Grasshopper Manufacture was responsible for the Nintendo DS game Contact, the Wii game No More Heroes and its sequel No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, Shadows of the Damned; the company is headed by Goichi Suda known as Suda51, is noted for its original and imaginative titles - ones that are fraught with financial risk. Potential losses are made up by the development of games based on popular anime franchises, such as Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked, Blood+: One Night Kiss, Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact. In May 2007, Suda announced during a speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference that Grasshopper was at the time working on three titles for the Wii, two of which have now been released: No More Heroes and Fatal Frame IV.

There is no information on the status of the third Wii game in development then. Grasshopper was said to be working on an Xbox 360 title, have presented a concept for a PlayStation 3 game called Kurayami, a non-linear action adventure inspired by the worrying and confused universe of the Czech writer Franz Kafka, whom Goichi Suda admires; this was cancelled and reincorporated ideas were put into the game Shadows of the Damned. In 2010, Yashuhiro Wada joined Grasshopper Manufacture as COO, he left Grasshopper, founded the company Toybox in 2011. Employee count doubled in the span of 18 months to 140 by 2011. On 30 January 2013, Grasshopper Manufacture was acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment, they have since released Let It Die. Official website

Leonardo Hidalgo

Leonardo A. Hidalgo, an ecuadorian artist who lives in the United States since 1990, is one the busiest Miami based leading neo-pop artists whose work has attracted international acclaim and is collected worldwide for his fine art paintings, memorable portraits of famous faces. Amazingly, he doesn't limit his mediums and is recognized for his eye popping vibrant color and glitz and glamour timeless executions, he melds photography, computer graphics paint and fabric to create his wide variety of individual art pieces. He is one of those artists. Hidalgo lived in Arizona, where he went to Arizona State University, later studied at the Fort Laudardale Art Insititue. Since he has traveled around Europe and South America where he further cultivated his art skills, he began painting at a young age after his grandmother taught him the technical aspects of drawing and painting. His main sources of inspiration are traveling, famous people who have changed the world, american culture, photography and the magic of everyday life and people.

He has been commissioned by corporate and private entities, including singer Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, Hillary Clinton, President Martelly, Janine Howard, Enrique Iglesias, Dan Marino, Jim Caviezel and other celebrities. The Art Murals at The Convention Center of Guayaquil, The Jade Miami of Fortune International, The US Open Polo, has been the official artist of the supercar Experience for the past four years. Leonardo enjoy most the live paintings Rock n’ Roll edition, because he loves people to enjoy his art, he will continue his lives shows for the rest of his days. Art Basel Robeco tribute to Freddy Mercury Private Event 2018 live painting El Clásico Miami beIN Sports Live Show 2018 live painting Gulliver Gala at InterContinental Miami 2018 live painting FIFA World Cup beIN Sports Live Show 2018 live painting of Kylian Mbappé The Cushman School art gala presentation 2018 Fontainebleau Miami Beach George Capwell Stadium | Eduardo Garcia Tribute 2017 unveiling portrait Art Basel Robeco Private Event 2017 live painting Pele Tribute 2017 unveiling portrait Sao Paulo - Brazil Andre Pirlo unveiling portrait Tribute 2017 Hilton Colon - Guayaquil All Star Match Orlando- fl.

RonaldoEl Fenómeno” 2016 unveiling portrait Grand Opening of Lincoln Road Regal Cinema Lounge 2015 with Philip Levine The 2015 Miami ePrix, painting presentation at the Seafair Alejandro Sanz unveiling portrait 2015 Miami Beach Jim Caviezel “the Passion of Christ” 10 year anniversary unveiling portrait 2014 Selección de Ecuador unveiling portraits 2014 Antonio Valencia, Felipe Caicedo, Cristian Noboa ft. Laudaerdale fl. Tony Bennett Benefit Gala at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens 2014 Unveiling portrait Batman Luxury Car Exhibition jaguar with Dennis Rodman 2013 Lou La Vie Grand Opening of Lou La Vie solo exhibition Miami 2013 Real Housewives of Miami Bravo Gala Event 2013 Galeria CA’D’ORO – Roma. Land Rover & Jaguar solo exhibition 2013 Miami’s 116th Birthday Official Artist Commemoration 2012 Galeria CA’D’ORO Art basel 2012 Miami Iconos del mundo MAAC Museo de Arte solo exhibition 2012 “Marilyn Monroe Tributo a un Icono Femenino” Galeria CA’D’ORO - Miami 2012 City of Miami Firefighters 9/11 Exhibition Wynwood 2011 Marc Anthony in Concert - Backstage – Miami 2011 Unveiling portrait Grand opening and mural presentation of sport complex Diana Quintana 2009 Hillary Clinton Star Island Private Exhibit 2008