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Tariccoia

Tariccoia is a genus of small to average size marine arthropods in the Liwiidae Family, that lived during the late Ordovician period. Fossil remains of Tariccoia were collected from Italy. Tariccoia looks like a soft agnostid trilobite, it has a headshield wider than the tailshield, in between them three thoracic body segments. The genus is monotypic, its sole species being Tariccoia arrusensis; the name of the genus references the Sardinian paleontologist M. Taricco; the species was named after the Riu is the deposit in which it was found. Tariccoia arrusensis is between 2.5 and 6 cm along the axis half a wide as long. The dorsal exoskeleton consists of a cephalon, a pygidium and two or three thoracic somites with articulating half-rings, all non-calcified; the cephalon is widest near the rounded genal angles. The cephalon is wider than the pygidium. Eyes are absent. Antennas are not known; the body is constricted at the two or three thoracic somites, so the animal gives the impression to have a waist.

The pygidium is widest before midlength. The pygidium has a mid-ridge. Tariccoia arrusensis differs from Liwia by having 3 visible thoracic somites instead of 4. T. arrusensis has a mid-length ridge on the pygidium, not known from Liwia. Tariccoia has an oval pygidium with an entire margin, while Liwia has five pairs of modest marginal spines, a straight anterior border and a concave posterior border. T. arrusensis differs from Buenaspis forteyi, that has a cephalon and pygidium that are not wider than its 6 thoracic somites. The pygidium of B. forteyi is wider than long, with a straight anterior border. Buenaspis and Tariccoia have a mid-ridge on the pygidium in common. T. arrusensis differs from Soomaspis splendida, that has an oval cephalon, lacks visible segmentation of the pygidium. Tariccoia and Soomaspis both lack a lengthwise mid-ridge on the cephalon. In both species the pygidium is about as long as wide, but in Soomaspis the widest point is around midlength, while Tariccoia is widest in the frontal half.

The species share an entire margin and a mid-ridge on the pygidium. T. arrusensis has been collected from the Upper Ordovician Riu is Arrus Member, Monte Argentu Formation, Italy. Tariccoia arrusensis was a marine bottom dweller

Curse: The Eye of Isis

Curse: The Eye of Isis is a survival horror video game, developed by British studio Asylum Entertainment and published by DreamCatcher Interactive and Wanadoo for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. It was released stateside for Windows in October 2003 and for Xbox in April 2004; the PlayStation 2 version was only released in Europe. It shares the same sort of atmospheric setting, fixed camera angles, ammo preservation as the earlier Resident Evil games, as well as many other archetypal survival horror games in the genre, such as ObsCure and Silent Hill; the Xbox version of the game was briefly backwards compatible with the Xbox 360, but was removed from the list because of glitches on December 1, 2005. The game remains unplayable on that system. Strange things are happening at Great Britain’s museum of natural history in 1890. A gang of ruthless thugs have broken into the establishment, the Eye of Isis Egyptian statue has been stolen, a mysterious fog has overtaken a number of areas of the museum killing and transforming all it comes into contact with.

Playing as museum curator/archeologist Victoria Sutton and her childhood friend Darien Dane, you’ll have to fight the various beings and entities created by this fog. You'll spend considerable time in the museum, take a steam train to the coast and travel the seas in a huge cargo ship before entering the pyramid tomb where you must find and destroy the source of this ancient evil; the game received mixed reception upon release, with the Xbox port receiving higher reviews due to the fixing of many of the PC versions bugs. TeamXbox gave a mixed review, calling it an "average" game but that "Being a budget title, gamers will find that Curse is one of the more solid el cheapo titles, worth the twenty bucks." GameInformer Magazine gave a negative review, comparing the game to a "B-horror movie", stated that "the menus are clunky, the map is useless, combat is too easy." Although the controls were noted as above average compared to the Resident Evil series. GameChronicles, gave a positive review, praising the story, graphics and voice acting, although noting the short length, simplistic combat, linear gameplay as its shortcomings, but that they don't "...take away from the chills and thrills that await anyone who decides to play..."

Frodingham, Lincolnshire

Frodingham was a hamlet in Lincolnshire which has grown into a suburb of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Although the village lay directly to the south of what is now Scunthorpe town centre, the name Frodingham is now used to refer to the area directly to the north of the town centre. Frodingham parish included the townships of Frodingham, Brumby and Gunness; the townships became civil parishes in 1866. In 1894 Brumby & Frodingham Urban District Council was formed, separate from neighbouring Scunthorpe UDC. Brumby & Frodingham UDC was amalgamated with Scunthorpe in 1919. St Lawrence's church was the centre of the original hamlet of Frodingham. Frodingham township and civil parish, sandwiched between Scunthorpe to the north and Brumby to the south, was 5 miles long and 1/4 mile wide, it ran from the Trent in the west, across the Lincoln Cliff, through the hamlet itself and across to Bottesford Beck in the east. It was here in the east end of the township that large deposits of ironstone began to be exploited in the mid 19th century: the Frodingham, North Lincolnshire and Redbourn Hill ironworks were established, workers' cottages were built either side of Rowland Road, in an area known as New Frodingham.

Nowadays many people in Scunthorpe use the name Frodingham to refer to the area around Frodingham Road in Crosby, online maps tend to reflect this usage. The Trent and Grimsby Railway ran through the township, the railway station was next to the Frodingham ironworks; the first Frodingham railway station was opened in 1866. In 1912 the Frodingham Ironworks was taken over by the Appleby Ironworks to form the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company; the North Lincolnshire Museum is located in the former village vicarage, built in 1874 on the site of Frodingham Hall. Frodingham Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Lawrence. Originating from the 12th century, it was rebuilt in 1841 except for the Early English-style tower. In 1916 Cox recorded a Carolean altar table, dated 1635, it contains memorials to the Healy family. In 1885 Kelly's Directory reported a large temperance hall, built in 1871, that housed a library and newspaper reading room. Chief crops grown in the area were wheat and potatoes.

Appleby Frodingham F. C. a football club based in Scunthorpe, England Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society, based at Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire

Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is a scenic designer based in New York City, known for her work in Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown on and off-Broadway and in London, John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons on and off-Broadway, her extensive off-Broadway work. Rachel Hauck started her career as the first Art Direction Intern for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1990 but moved into theater soon after her time in film and TV, she became the resident scenic designer for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for ten years moved to teaching at Brown University, New York University/Playwrights Horizons, Vassar College, Cal Arts. Hauck was instrumental in creating the first off-Broadway collective bargaining agreement for the United Scenic Artists union as one of the trustees of the Eastern Region Executive Board. In 2016, Hauck was honored by the American Theatre Wing with an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Scenic Design. Hauck is represented on Broadway in Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre and in Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me at the Hayes Theater.

She has been involved in Hadestown and What the Constitution Means to Me since their respective world premieres in 2017. For Hadestown, Hauck has designed the Edmonton production at the Citadel Theatre and the London production at the Royal National Theatre. Hauck is lesbian, is in a long-term relationship with writer/director Lisa Peterson. Official website Lortel Archives Records for Rachel Hauck

Criggion Radio Station

Criggion Radio Station was a transmitter site latterly operated by BT on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence. It was located near the village of Criggion in the parish of Bausley with Criggion, which lies in the county of Powys, Wales, it was established in World War II as a back-up unit for Rugby Radio Station and took over the latter's traffic for a short period in 1943 following a fire at Rugby. Operating on 19.6 kHz with the callsign GBZ, the station was used until its shutdown on 1 April 2003 for sending messages to submarines. This task is now carried out by the Anthorn radio station. Criggion's VLF antenna was hung from three free-standing steel lattice towers at 182.9 metres tall, three guyed masts at 213.4 metres tall and a rock anchor. The towers and masts were demolished in August 2003 but, although there is now less obvious visible evidence that a large radio station existed on the site, the derelict main transmitting building still survived in 2011 and the foundation sites of the former masts can be still be located on satellite and aerial photographs.

As of May 2013 the remaining parts of the station were reported to be in a state of disrepair. Http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/3176253.stm http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/c/criggion_radio/index.shtml http://www.oswestry-history.co.uk/criggion-radio-station.html http://www.oswestry-history.co.uk/criggion/images/vlf-aerial-layout.jpg http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b61508 http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b61510