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Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is a tourism and resort district south of Cancun, Mexico. It straddles the coastal Federal Highway 307, along the Caribbean coastline of the state of Quintana Roo, located in the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula; this district started at the city of Playa del Carmen and ended at the village of Tulum, although the towns of Puerto Morelos, situated to the north of Playa del Carmen, as well as the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, situated 40 kilometres to the south of Tulum, are both being promoted as part of the Riviera Maya tourist corridor. The Riviera Maya was called the "Cancun–Tulum corridor", but in 1999, it was renamed as the Riviera Maya with the aid of Lic. Miguel Ramón Martín Azueta. At the time, he was the municipal president of Quintana Roo; the Riviera Maya includes the municipalities of Solidaridad in the north and Tulum in the south, extends 40 kilometres inland, to the border with the state of Yucatán. The Riviera Maya is famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts and a historical tourism base of smaller boutique hotels as well as the many fine-dining restaurants available along the Fed 307 and on or near the beaches.

Luxury travel entities have been instrumental in increasing luxury villa rentals and yacht charters in the area however these only represent a small fraction of the total tourism accommodation available. Government development plans include establishing a number of medium-sized cities of ~200,000 inhabitants within the Riviera Maya with initial planning spanning 20 years. Target areas for urbanization include the towns and villages of: Puerto Morelos, the Riviera Maya), Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum. A major attraction throughout the Riviera Maya are coastal and reef aquatic activities dependent on the coastal water and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which begins near Cancun and continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya continuing southward to Guatemala; this barrier reef system is the second longest in the world. Activities at the most visited locations include jet-skiing, scuba diving, swimming in cenotes, swimming with dolphins, zip-lining, horse riding and guided jungle tours.

Archeology is a big tourist draw in the area, including the popular archeological sites operated by the Instituto Nacional de Archeological such as Tulum on the coast, Chichen Itza and Coba located some distance inland. The self-named ecoparks of Xcaret and Xel-Ha include some smaller archeological ruins as part of their attractions, but these natural water theme parks operated by private business consortia attract much larger crowds due to the diversity and range of activities provided, such as swimming with captive dolphins; the mean annual temperature is 24–25 °C. The climate is dominated by a rainy season from May through November, within the dry season there is a period dominated by northerly winds, called El Norte, which occurs in the months of January and February; the maximum mean annual precipitation throughout the Yucatán Peninsula occurs along the coast of the Riviera Maya with 1.5 metres of rainfall with a general decline to the NW with only 400 millimetres per year or less on the opposite side of the Peninsula.

While the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán experiences a large number of tropical storms and hurricanes, the storm tracks and therefore landfalls of these are divergent to both the north and the south striking outside the Riviera Maya. Groundwater and therefore cenote water temperatures are 25 °C year round. Coastal waters range from 26 °C in January to 29 °C in August; the Riviera Maya is within the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The terrain is flat and covered by low tropical jungle; the geology is high purity carbonates down to a depth of 0.5 - 1.5 km below the surface. Mean annual rainfall is 1.5 m per year and the efficient infiltration results in the complete absence of any surface rivers. As is common in karst, underground river networks have formed by dissolution, these have been explored and mapped by cave diving through sinkhole collapses, locally called cenotes; the whole of the Yucatán Peninsula is underlain by a density-stratified coastal aquifer system with a lens-shaped freshwater body floating on top of intruding saline water.

The formation of caves within this coastal carbonate aquifer is principally associated with carbonate dissolution at the fresh-saline water contact within the aquifer. By 2008, the Quintana Roo Speleological Society reported more than 700 kilometres of flooded cave passages within the limits of the Riviera Maya including the two longest underwater cave systems in the world of Sac Actun and Ox Bel Ha; these groundwater resources, accessed via the thousands of cenotes throughout the landscape, once supported the Maya civilizations and today remain the only natural sources of potable water in the area. The Caribbean coastline is a series of crescent shaped white sand beaches interrupted every 1 – 10 km by rocky headlands and inlets, called caletas, through which groundwater discharges into the coastal water. Large sections of the extensive mangrove swamps that lie behind the beaches and headlands are included in the areas scheduled for tourism development. Most tourists to the Riviera Maya arrive through Cancún International Airport 50 km north of Playa del Carmen.

About 20 kilometres north of Tulum, a new international airport was announced. In March 2011, the bidding for construction contracts was to be concluded; as of April 2014, all projects relate

Princess Carolina, Marchioness of Sala

Princess Maria Carolina Christina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala, is the fourth and youngest child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, is a member of the Royal and Ducal House of Bourbon-Parma, as well as of the Dutch Royal Family. Princess Carolina was born at 23 June 1974 in Nijmegen, she has two older brothers, Prince Carlos, the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Jaime. She has one older sister, Princess Margarita, she was baptised at the Castle of Lignières in France with Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Princess Christina of the Netherlands and Princess Maria de las Nieves of Bourbon-Parma as her godparents. In 1981, when she was six, her parents decided to divorce, she moved together with her mother and her brothers and sister to Soest, nearby the residence of her grandparents the former Queen of the Netherlands Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. On they lived for a while in a villa at Wijk bij Duurstede.

Princess Carolina studied political science at University of Amsterdam and Harvard University, has an M. Sc. in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford. She has had a career at the United Nations. For this organisation she was stationed at the UN headquarters in New York City, as well as problematic areas such as Eritrea, the Gaza Strip, in Acheh after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, she is employed at the United Nations in Geneva, in the Organisation for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. On 9 January 2012, it was announced Carolina would marry Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer, a member of the wealthy Brenninkmeijer family; the civil marriage took place on 21 April 2012 at Wijk bij Duurstede. The church wedding took place at the San Miniato al Monte on 16 June 2012 in Italy; the couple have two children, a daughter and a son: Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer, born 20 May 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. She had a double christening with her cousin Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma on 4 October 2014 at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.

Her godparents are Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Philippe Brenninkmeijer and Silvia Brenninkmeijer-Arboli. Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer, born 16 December 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland; the princess has been seen at important events of the royal house of the Netherlands. In 2001 she was one of the maids of honor at the wedding of Prince Constantijn and Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst, she was a witness at the church wedding of her cousin Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, in 2010, was named as the godmother of Floris' second child, Eliane. Titles23 June 1973 – 2 September 1996: Her Royal Highness Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma 2 September 1996 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Carolina, Marchesa of SalaOfficially in the Netherlands: 15 May 1996 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Carolina de Bourbon de ParmeHonours Ducal Family of Parma: Knight of the Parmese Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George Ducal Family of Parma: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Louis for Civil Merit Netherlands: Recipient of the King Willem-Alexander Investiture Medal NotesAlready a ducal princess from birth, her father bestowed the substantive title Marchesa di Sala upon her on 2 September 1996.

In 1996 she was incorporated into the Dutch Nobility by Queen Beatrix, with the highest title of nobility Prinses de Bourbon de Parme and styled Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid. She does not belong to the House of Orange-Nassau or the limited Dutch Royal House, but as a granddaughter of Queen Juliana and first cousin of the present King Willem-Alexander, she is an official member of the more extended Dutch Royal Family. Official website of the House of Bourbon-Parma

Henry Manne

Henry G. Manne was an American writer and academic, considered a founder of the law and economics discipline, he was Dean Emeritus of the George Mason University School of Law. Born in New Orleans, Manne held a B. A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, J. D. from the University of Chicago, LLM from Yale University, J. S. D. from Yale University, LL. D. from Seattle University, LL. D. from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and LLD from George Mason University. The national Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics, where law students from around the country have an opportunity to make legal and economic arguments on the merits of a complex policy problem, the Henry G. Manne Program in Law and Economics Studies of the George Mason Law School's Law and Economics Center are named for him. Manne received a B. A. cum laude, in Economics in 1950 at Vanderbilt University, his J. D. at the University of Chicago Law School in 1952 and his LLM and S. J. D. at Yale Law School in 1966.

He received honorary doctorates in law from Seattle University, Universidad Francisco Maraquin, George Mason University. He was Dean Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus at the George Mason University School of Law, where he was Dean from 1986–1996 and University Professor from 1986 to 1999, he had taught at St. Louis University, the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University, the University of Rochester, University of Miami and Emory University, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ave Maria Law School in Florida. During his lifetime he was a member of numerous professional organizations and boards and an Honorary Life Member of the American Law and Economics Association, which honored him as one of the four founders of the field of Law and Economics. Professor Manne published many books and articles, with emphasis on law and economics, the free market, securities regulation, his development of the theory of a "market for corporate control" is credited with opening the entire field of corporate law to economic analysis, his 1966 book, Insider Trading and the Stock Market and still influences, the vast literature on that subject.

He was a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal. The Liberty Fund, of Indianapolis, Indiana published The Collected Works of Henry G. Manne in three volumes. Among his notable educational innovations are the Law and Economics Center, the first academic center devoted to the development of the field of Law and Economics. An Intellectual History of the George Mason University School of Law Appearances on C-SPAN CATO Institute Experts page An opinion on Why Insider Trading Should be Legal Larry Elder Interviews Henry Manne Ideas Have Consequences: The Impact of Law and Economics on American Justice Quantitative analysis of impact of intensive 2-week Manne economics training program on federal judges opinions. Economics on American Justice

Mikhail Clodt von Jürgensburg

Mikhail Konstantinovich Clodt baron von Jürgensburg was a Russian realistic painter. Mikhail Clodt was born to the artistic family of barons Clodt von Jürgensburg, his father Konstantin Clodt was the first Russian wood engraver, his uncle Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg was a famous Russian sculptor, he learnt drawing at the Saint Petersburg Mining Cadet Corps at the Imperial Academy of Arts. After receiving a Large Gold Medal he received a scholarship for three years to study painting in France and Italy but abandoned his foreign trip in a year, he complained that the foreign landscapes would not inspire him and that French and Italian school of painting is inferior to Russian one. After returning Clodt got permissions to use the rest of the scholarship funds in his travel over Russia. In 1863 Clodt got recognition for his painting Highway in Autumn. Higher praise was given for his work In the Field and the Forest view in Midday. Observers celebrated his devotion to attention to the details and perspective.

On the other hand, popular art critic Vladimir Stasov noted petty naturalism and the "slavish following to reality" in many Clodt works. As an example of such a work he stated Cows at Watering. In both his devotion to the Russian landscape and some petty naturalism Clodt was the forerunner of Ivan Shishkin. Mikhail Clodt was a founding member of the Peredvizhniki movement, but the Peredvizhniki did not consider him as their own; that was due to the sharp criticisms from Clodt and because of him keeping his professorship of the Imperial Academy of Arts. After Clodt's sharp criticism over Arkhip Kuindzhi Clodt was forced to break with the Peredvizhniki. Soon he retired from the Academy as well. Clodt did not paint anything of value after the 1870s. Half-blind and financially broken, he died in 1902

Tân Phú District, Đồng Nai

Tân Phú is a district of Đồng Nai Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. As of 2003 the district had a population of 164,366; the district covers an area of 774 km². The district capital lies at Tân Phú; this district is rural, with the following xã: Tân Phú town Xã Đắc Lua Xã Nam Cát Tiên Xã Núi Tượng Xã Phú An Xã Phú Bình Xã Phú Điền Xã Phú Lâm Xã Phú Lập Xã Phú Lộc Xã Phú Sơn Xã Phú Thanh Xã Phú Thịnh Xã Phú Trung Xã Phú Xuân Xã Tà Lài Xã Thanh SơnTrà Cổ

Dan and Louis Oyster Bar

Dan & Louis Oyster Bar is a seafood restaurant in Portland, Oregon described by Fodor's as a "Portland landmark". As its name implies, it specializes in oysters — from Yaquina Bay and beyond — served raw and in an oyster stew the restaurant has been known for since 1919; the restaurant has been in business since 1907 when it was founded by Louis C. Wachsmuth as a raw oyster bar. Louis was the son of Meinert Wachsmuth, a Danish immigrant who had farmed his own oyster beds on Yaquina Bay; the bay became the home of a farm, the oldest in Oregon, established to provide the oyster bar with a regular supply of oysters. The menu was expanded in 1919 when Wachsmuth took over the food bar of the Merchant's Exchange Saloon. Dining rooms were added in 1937 and 1940; the restaurant remains under Wachsmuth family ownership into the 21st century, is operated by Doug Wachsmuth, along with his son, Meinert Keoni Wachsmuth. Dan & Louis Oyster Bar is located in Old Town, at 208 SW Ankeny Street, within a block of Voodoo Doughnut and about ten blocks east of Powell's City of Books.

A descendant of Meinert Wachsmuth, Cory Schreiber, began his restaurant career at Louis. U. S. Senator Mark Hatfield held his 1984 re-election celebration at Louis. List of oyster bars O is for Oregon and oysters — 12 months of the year, a Portland Tribune article Ode to the Oyster, a 2003 review from the Portland Mercury