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Serra do Mar

Serra do Mar is a 1,500 km long system of mountain ranges and escarpments in Southeastern Brazil. The Serra do Mar runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean coast from the state of Espírito Santo to southern Santa Catarina, although some literature includes Serra Geral in the Serra do Mar, in which case the range would extend to northeastern Rio Grande do Sul; the main escarpment forms the boundary between the sea-level littoral and the inland plateau, which has a mean altitude of 500 to 1,300 metres. This escarpment is part of the Great Escarpment that runs along much of the eastern coast of Brazil south from the city of Salvador, Bahia; the mountain ranges are discontinuous in several places and are given individual names such as Serra de Bocaina, Serra de Paranapiacaba, Serra Negra, Serra dos Órgãos, Serra do Indaiá, etc. The range extends to some large islands near the coastline, such as Ilhabela and Ilha Anchieta. With an altitude of 2,255 metres, Pico da Caledônia in Nova Friburgo is among the highest points in Serra do Mar. Geologically, the range belongs to the massive crystalline rock platform that forms Eastern South America, tectonically it is stable.

Most of the elevations of Serra do. At the time of the European discovery of Brazil, the Serra do Mar supported a rich and diversified ecosystem, composed of lush tropical rain forest, called Atlantic Forest. Due to urbanization and deforestation, most of the forest cover has been destroyed and what cover remains is exclusively on the steep escarpments facing the sea. A chain of national and state parks, ecological stations and biological reserves now protect the Mata Atlântica and its biological heritage, but acid rain, poachers, clandestine loggers, forest fires and encroachment by urban areas and farms are still causing active destruction in the areas around cities. Several large metropolises, such as Vale do Itajaí, Curitiba, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, are near the Serra do Mar. Reforestation and recuperation of biological diversity are notoriously difficult to bring about in destroyed rain forest habitats. Flora of Atlantic Forest Ecoregions of the Atlantic Forest biome List of plants of Atlantic Forest vegetation of Brazil


Moontoast is a social media advertising platform providing a form of rich media for the social and mobile web. They are headquartered in Boston, with offices in Nashville and San Francisco, California The company's advertising units are distributed as social status updates within a social network such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Users view the ads either in their social stream if they Like or Follow the advertising brand, or via paid social media advertising. Moontoast was co-founded by of Joe Glaser of Glaser Instruments, Chief Technology Officer Marcus Whitney, pedal steel guitarist Bucky Baxter, who has performed with Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, R. E. M.. The company launched at SXSW in 2008 and added the social rich media platform in September 2010. Moontoast's sweepstakes unit was used for Nissan's 2013 "October Car Care" campaign. Fans could enter the sweepstakes by clicking the ad in their Facebook News Feed and entering their information, including their vehicle identification number, with a prize of car maintenance for life.

In 2013 Toyota and Moontoast created an Instagram gallery which played 15-second Instagram videos within a swipeable video gallery. The company worked with Lexus to show the 2014 Lexus IS live from the Detroit Auto Show, which received over 100,000 video views in 10 minutes. In 2014 the company and the television channel TBS created a live, multi-screen addition for to the sitcom Cougar Town. Using a Moontoast ad unit, social fans voted to name Courteney Cox's wine glass in the show. Results were announced in a subsequent episode of Cougar Town. A second ad unit was used to ask fans to vote for the best wine pairing with the sitcom on National Drink Wine Day. Moontoast was the winner of the 2013 Facebook "PMD Innovation Award". Moontoast's CEO is Blair Heavey. Prior to Moontoast, Heavey was as CEO of Directorym, Inc.. He was SVP of Worldwide Field Operations of LiveVault, an online backup and recovery service, Executive Vice President and General Manager of affiliate marketing company Be Free Inc. and was Head of Sales for electronic commerce company OpenMarket.

Heavey received an MBA from Babson College and a B. A. in Computer Science/Political Science from Boston College. The company is funded by The Martin Companies and music industry angel investors. Official websiteSouthern Alpha: How Moontoast Engages Fans with Cougar Town on National Drink Wine Day, February 2014 Yahoo Finance Moontoast Partners with Toytoa to Help Automaker Achieve Impressive 85 Percent Opt-Ins with Social Rich Media Ads September, 2013 Billboard: Carey Kolaja of PayPal on the Looming Battle Beyond Digital Music Distribution April 2011 Hypebot: Moontoast Impulse: A New Social Commerce, Music Application For Facebook January 2011 Mashable: HOW TO: Buy & Sell Music Directly on Facebook January 2011 Nashville Business Journal Moontoast app gives musicians new tool to sell albums online January 2011 American Songwriter: Moontoast Launches Free “Impulse” Tool For Facebook January 2011 Boston Globe Moontoast, a'social commerce' start-up spawned by Nashville's music scene, heads to Mass.

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Clara van Wel

Clara van Wel is a New Zealand singer-songwriter, best known for winning series two of New Zealand's Got Talent in 2012. Van Wel was moved to New Zealand aged seven, she started writing her own songs after receiving a guitar when she was 10 and performed at the Marlborough Farmers' Market. Van Wel enjoyed success in local Marlborough talent shows. In 2010, aged 12, van Wel won Marlborough Got Talent with her self-penned song "Crocodile Tears", in 2011, van Wel won Marlborough Stars in Your Eyes, where she performed as Rickie Lee Jones. In both 2011 and 2012, van Wel won the Marlborough regional final of the Smokefreerockquest school music competition. In 2011, aged 13, she performed her original songs "Closer" and "Living a Life", in 2012 she performed her songs "For A Moment" and "What Else Is There?" Despite her regional wins, van Wel was not selected for either 2012 national finals. In 2012, Van Wel won the second series of New Zealand's Got Talent, performing original songs, including her grand final song "Where Do You Find Love?"

Van Wel first appeared in the fourth semi-final, screened on 4 November, where she played original composition "Between The Lines". She won the audience vote. For the final on 25 November, she performed another original composition, "Where Do You Find Love?". In the results show, van Wel was first announced as one of the top three voted contestants, before being announced as the winner of the series, she won a 2013 Toyota Corolla car. Following her New Zealand's Got Talent win, van Wel was signed to Sony Music New Zealand. A single of "Where Do You Find Love?" was released digitally on 7 December 2012, along with van Wel's two other original songs from New Zealand's Got Talent - "Between The Lines" and "Lines You Traced". The CD single was released on 12 December and debuted at number three in the New Zealand pop charts; the other two songs on the single - "Between the Lines" and "Lines You Traced" charted at 35 and 36 respectively. In January 2013, van Wel began recording songs for her debut album, in March she released second single "Beautiful".

She was added to the line-up of the Classic Hits Winery Tour, touring New Zealand in February and March along with Fat Freddy's Drop and The Adults. In September she released third single "Wait For Me" on iTunes, co-written with Don McGlashan, with whom she worked on other new recordings, her debut, self-titled album was released on 25 October 2013. It is co-produced by Joel Little. In August 2014, van Wel featured with other New Zealand artists on the charity single "Song for Everyone". Official Facebook page Clara van Wel's channel on YouTube

1998–99 Cypriot Cup

The 1998–99 Cypriot Cup was the 57th edition of the Cypriot Cup. A total of 50 clubs entered the competition, it began on 14 November 1998 with the preliminary round and concluded on 8 May 1999 with the final, held at Tsirion Stadium. APOEL won their 17th Cypriot Cup trophy after beating Anorthosis 2–0 in the final. In the 1998–99 Cypriot Cup, participated all the teams of the Cypriot First Division, the Cypriot Second Division, the Cypriot Third Division and 8 of the 15 teams of the Cypriot Fourth Division; the competition consisted of six knock-out rounds. In the preliminary round and in the first round each tie was played as a single leg and was held at the home ground of the one of the two teams, according to the draw results; each tie winner was qualifying to the next round. If a match was drawn, extra time was following. If extra time was drawn, there was a replay at the ground of the team who were away for the first game. If the rematch was drawn extra time was following and if the match remained drawn after extra time the winner was decided by penalty shoot-out.

The next three rounds were played in a two-legged format, each team playing a home and an away match against their opponent. The team which scored more goals on aggregate, was qualifying to the next round. If the two teams scored the same number of goals on aggregate the team which scored more goals away from home was advancing to the next round. If both teams had scored the same number of home and away goals extra time was following after the end of the second leg match. If during the extra thirty minutes both teams had managed to score, but they had scored the same number of goals the team who scored the away goals was advancing to the next round. If there weren't scored any goals during extra time, the qualifying team was determined by penalty shoot-out; the cup winner secured a place in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. All the 14 clubs of the Cypriot Second Division, all the 14 clubs of the Cypriot Third Division and 8 clubs from the Cypriot Fourth Division participated in the preliminary round; the 14 clubs of the Cypriot First Division advanced directly to the first round and met the winners of the preliminary round ties: "1998/99 Cyprus Cup".

Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14. Cypriot Cup 1998–99 Cypriot First Division

Prince Kuni Asaakira

Prince Kuni Asaakira, was third head of the Kuni-no-miya, a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family and vice admiral in the Japanese Imperial Navy during World War II. He was the elder brother of Empress Kojun, the consort of Emperor Shōwa, thus a maternal uncle to the Heisei Emperor. Prince Kuni Asaakira was born in Tokyo, the eldest son of Prince Kuni Kuniyoshi and his wife, the seventh daughter of Duke Shimazu Tadayoshi, the last daimyō of Satsuma Domain. In 1921, he served for the customary term in the House of Peers. Upon his father's death on 29 January 1929, he succeeded as head of the Kuni-no-miya house. Prince Kuni graduated from the 49th class of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1921, he served as a midshipman on the cruiser battleship Kirishima. After his commissioning as ensign, he was assigned to the battleship Yamashiro, followed by battleships Ise and Nagato. After his graduation from the Naval Staff College in 1925, he was assigned to the battleship Mutsu, followed by battleship Haruna.

He rose to the rank of lieutenant in 1928. In 1931, Prince Kuni became the chief gunnery officer aboard the cruiser Kiso. In August 1934, he transferred to the cruiser Yakumo in the same capacity. Two years he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in 1936 and was assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff Office, he was reassigned to the battleship Nagato at the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War. He was promoted to captain in 1938, his first command was that of Yakumo from 9 July 1940. He was subsequently reassigned to naval aviation, commanding air groups at Kisarazu and Takao during World War II. Prince Kuni was promoted to rear admiral on 1 November 1942, was given personnel of the Southwest Area Fleet the Japanese occupation of Timor in the Pacific War, he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral on 1 May 1945, remained on active service with Imperial Japanese Navy Aviation Bureau in the southern front until the end of the war. On July 25, 1925, Prince Kuni Asaakira married his cousin, Princess Tomoko, the third daughter of Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu.

Prince and Princess Kuni Asaakira had eight children: five daughters and three sons: Princess Kuni Masako Princess Kuni Asako Prince Kuni Kuniaki Princess Kuni Michiko Princess Kuni Hideko Prince Kuni Asatake Princess Kuni Noriko Prince Kuni Asahiro On October 14, 1947, Prince Kuni Asaakira and his children lost their imperial status and became ordinary citizens, as part of the American Occupation's abolition of the collateral branches of the Japanese Imperial family. As a former naval officer, he was purged from holding any public office. Hoping to capitalize on his close ties to the throne, former prince Kuni Asaakira started a luxury perfume line carrying the imperial chrysanthemum logo. However, since few Japanese had money to purchase luxury items during the American Occupation, the Kuni Perfume Company went bankrupt, he became president of the Japan Shepherd Dog Association, an avid orchid grower, held posts in the Association of Shinto Shrines, the religious corporation which succeeded the government in the control of Shinto shrines.

The former prince died of a heart attack at age 57 and his elder son Kuni Kuniaki succeeded him as titular head of the former Kuni-no-miya family. Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, The Japan Year Book, 1939-40. Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, The Japan Year Book, 1945. Lebra, Sugiyama Takie. Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-07602-8 Rekishi Dokuhon Vol. 33, Document of the war No. 48 Overview of Imperial Japanese Navy Admirals, Shin-Jinbutsuoraisha Co. Ltd. Tōkyō, Japan, 1999, ISBN 4-404-02733-8. Nishida, Hiroshi. "Imperial Japanese Navy". Retrieved 2007-02-25

Gerard Fairtlough

Gerard Fairtlough was an English author and management thinker. Born on Hayling Island, Fairtlough trained as a biochemist at Cambridge University, he worked for 25 years in the Royal Dutch Shell group, where he spent the last 5 years as Chief Executive of Shell Chemicals UK. In 1980 he founded the biopharmaceuticals firm Celltech and remained its chief executive until 1990, he subsequently founded the publishing company Triarchy Press and was involved in the formation of a number of high-tech businesses. Fairtlough served as an advisor to several UK government and academic institutions, he was Specialist Advisor to the British House of Commons Select committee on Science and Technology, Chair of the Advisory Panel on Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, a member of the UK Science and Engineering Council. Gerard Fairtlough developed and elaborated Triarchy and was the author of The Three Ways of Getting Things Done: Hierarchy, Heterarchy & Responsible Autonomy in Organisations, Creative Compartments: A Design for Future Organisation, co-author with Julie Allan and Barbara Heinzen of The Power of the Tale: Using Narratives for Organisational Success.

He wrote extensively on the theory and practice of organization design and management and of innovation. In 1954 Fairtlough married Lisa Betambeau, he has six grandchildren: Zoe, Aurora, Sorrel, Bidwell. Independent obituary