El Masnou

Posted by marmara on April 30, 2013

El Masnou is a municipality in the costa del Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). It is located 17 km northeast of Barcelona, between the municipalities of Montgat and Premia de Mar. Masnou belonged, formerly, San Felix de Alella and San Martin de Teya, neighbouring villages relatively away from sea to protect themselves from attacks by pirates. Its population lived from agriculture and fisheries and fishing communities were established in the beach. It had own shipyards where they built tall ships and fishing boats. El Masnou was summer resort for the Catalan bourgeoisie that left its mark in several villas and towers built during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, agriculture has almost completely disappeared.

It was formerly dedicated to the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and vegetables. Currently, his main and almost sole crop is the flower, especially Carnation which is exported to Europe. The industry is more important. Dominated the textile sector (knitwear), headed by the English company. There are also industries dedicated to construction, ceramics, glass (Ramon Clemente) and pharmaceuticals (Alcon-Cusi). Festivities of Sant Pere (Saint Peter): 29 June. Fiesta Mayor de la Villa.

During a week are organized activities citizens, neighborhood meals, concerts, dances, both outdoors and in different venues. La verbena de Sant Pere closes with a castle of fireworks on the beach. Riure PLE: annually on the third week of July is held in a circus tent installed on the beach in front of the City Hall international theatre festival comic Ple Riure, which held its 12th Edition in 2008. He attended artists and comic troupes from around the world to present their latest creations. Although the shows held in the tent are extra, there are public and free performances scattered throughout the town, and musical performances on the beach next to the tent. The festival grew out of an initiative of the Group comedian The Chapertons, which since then is responsible for your organization. Buildings of historical interest Casa de la Vila, in the neoclassical style of the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca Museu Cusi pharmacy House charity, of modernist style house of the Marquis of Masnou, neoclassical style Casino, modernist building with eclectic elements. House of culture, also of modernist style CEIP Ocata, interesting adaptation of the modernist style to use public facilities. Museu Municipal of the Nautica el Masnou. It is located in the current building Centre.

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Released Weekly Environmental Newsletters EcoportalRu

Posted by marmara on April 18, 2013

Review article in Russian Heat breaks records in many regions of Russia to set an August heat. Baikal expedition: the lake found a living organism, previously unknown to science. The city authorities ‘took’ over trees and parks. Polar bears threatened not only by global warming, but other predators. The remains of saber-toothed cats were first discovered in South America. In Chukotka, once killed about 800 walruses. Baltic Sea – the largest dead zone of the oceans.

Climate change threatens 80% of the most populated cities in the world. —- A short review of the major environmental news for the week. —- Snails choose between two evils more snails Nucella lamellosa change the shape of its shell in such a way as to protect against the most dangerous predator in its environment. These results are reported on a meeting of the American Ecological Society in Milwaukee zoologist Paul Bordeaux (Paul Bourdeau) at New York University at Stony Brook. Natural enemies of marine snails N. lamellosa are crabs Cancer productus and starfish Pisaster ochraceous. Crab shells break N. lamellosa, starfish and placed in your stomach sink hole, partially dissolve the cochlea through its digestive enzymes, and then suck it …

—- Environmentalists were selfish Volunteers taking part in various activities to protect nature, doing so largely out of selfish motives. This conclusion was made by psychologists from the University of Alberta, who investigated the motivations of volunteers that monitor the purple forest swallows Progne subis. Volunteer conservationists first and foremost motivated by a desire to get any benefit for themselves, rather than the desire to preserve the flora and fauna of the planet. People watching the swallows, admitted that they like to do it because they enjoy the contact with the birds and enjoy the feeling achieved results … Giant —- Animal Tasmanian people ate Scientists from the UK and Australia have received evidence that the cause of extinction of giant animals of Tasmania and Australia were men. Using radioisotope analysis and fotolyuministsentny remains, they were able to more accurately date their age. According to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, people arrived in Tasmania before the extinct representatives of the so-called megafauna … —- British animal welfare advocates estimate the number of ‘victims’ According to the British organizations fighting for animal rights in 2005 to conduct scientific experiments in the world was used 115 million animals.

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Ludi Gladiatori

Posted by marmara on April 12, 2013

Venationes: The game lasted all day. Morning came loose the wild beasts that fought among themselves or against hunters were also used to kill the condemned, some Christian martyrs died in this way, but there is no record of cases in the Coliseum. In the struggles of animals were used for all kinds of species such as polar bears, elephants, tigers and rhinos in India. The bestiary were faced against the fierce, sometimes included in the program some grace, like fighting against Wildcats on stilts. Around noon, the bodies were leaving the pavement and covered with clean sand to prepare the main course: the struggles of gladiators. Gladiators: The Ludi Gladiatori, well-trained fighters faced by couples in different ways. The origin of the gladiatorial combat is attributed to the Etruscans.

The gladiators were mostly prisoners of war or slaves who were trained in a sort of barracks with specialized instructors, and also free men who had surrendered to Lanistes (employers of gladiators) just for the pleasure. The gladiators were trained according to their skills in different weapons. Among the verses dam types, highlighting the Samnites wearing shield and sword, the Thracians were protected with a shield and fought with a knife, the murmilones wearing helmets decorated with a fish and usually fought with retiari, armed with a network and trident, equestrians, fighting on horseback with a lance, and fought in Meridiani that the days he had other shows to fill the intermediate and the rest period was left at noon. Before starting the fight, gladiators saluted the emperor with the classic Ave imperator, Morituri te salutant. Several couples or groups fought at a time When one gladiator was wounded, he could ask forgiveness. The emperor heard the crowd's opinion on whether he had fought them properly.

If all the fallen waved his handkerchief he forgave life. If not, people would turn down his fist with the thumb stiff and the gladiator was crowned the victor or a servant. The victorious gladiator was rewarded with riches and managed to win public sympathy. The most coveted honor they could get was the wooden sword (rudis) a symbol of liberation. Also dramatized mythological and historical battles with the contestants dressed appropriately. These scenes were used to kill the condemned in an imaginative way: whereas in normal shows the protagonist's death was a fiction, because in the last minute was replaced by a puppet in the circus, the actor destined to die, die really. Although not a natural space in also arrived at the Colosseum held naumachias or mock naval battles, such as that offered at the time of Domitian. To achieve some areas of pavement removed to flood the arena of water. '.

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