World TreeThe great Ceiba Tree of Life (also known as Yaxche) which has its roots in the underworld, grows up through the middle world (earth) and has its branches in paradise. The World tree grows up through the nine levels of Xibalba, passes through the earth, and continues on up through the thirteen levels to Tamoanchan (paradise). The base of the world tree grows from the cracked shell of the Cosmic Turtle and the limbs can be seen as the Milky Way in a north-south orientation. In the axis of the World Tree sits the bird-god Itzam-Ye who knows all the secrets of the three planes of existence.
Some scholarship maintains the view that the Aztec Empire's fall may be attributed in part to the belief in Cortés as the returning Quetzalcoatl, notably in works by David Carrasco (1982), H. B. Nicholson (2001 (1957)) and John Pohl (2016). Carrasco's work was revised in 2000, and the new edition provides a valuable overview of the controversy about Cortes and Quetzalcoatl. However, a majority of Mesoamericanist scholars, such as Matthew Restall (2003, 2018), James Lockhart (1994), Susan D. Gillespie (1989), Camilla Townsend (2003a, 2003b), Louise Burkhart, Michel Graulich and Michael E. Smith (2003), among others, consider the \"Quetzalcoatl/Cortés myth\" as one of many myths about the Spanish conquest which have risen in the early post-conquest period.
The discovery of fault scarp cliffs suggest that the Moon has shrunk by about 90 metres (300 ft) within the past billion years. Similar shrinkage features exist on Mercury. Mare Frigoris, a basin near the north pole long assumed to be geologically dead, has cracked and shifted. Since the Moon doesn't have tectonic plates, its tectonic activity is slow and cracks develop as it loses heat.
The Moon originally rotated at a faster rate, but early in its history its rotation slowed and became tidally locked in this orientation as a result of frictional effects associated with tidal deformations caused by Earth. With time, the energy of rotation of the Moon on its axis was dissipated as heat, until there was no rotation of the Moon relative to Earth. In 2016, planetary scientists using data collected on the 1998-99 NASA Lunar Prospector mission, found two hydrogen-rich areas (most likely former water ice) on opposite sides of the Moon. It is speculated that these patches were the poles of the Moon billions of years ago before it was tidally locked to Earth.
On 14 November 2016, the Moon was at full phase closer to Earth than it had been since 1948. It was 14% closer and larger than its farthest position in apogee. This closest point coincided within an hour of a full moon, and it was 30% more luminous than when at its greatest distance because of its increased apparent diameter, which made it a particularly notable example of a \"supermoon\".
Maya 2016 brings a list of changes to rendering with mental ray. This is the greatest amount of change in several versions and may be disorienting for experienced users. This begins the long awaited move to modern rendering in Maya workflows. You will also notice mental ray is truly a separate plugin for Maya and installs separately. This may allow updates out-of-sync with Maya releases. You can find the plugin download here: mental ray for maya
Under the scene tab is where you find the new named passes. You can find this explained in the blog post about 2016. Where I discuss the scene tab as where to find options that affect the entire scene output.
When the NBA announced it would no longer subsidize the WNBA in 2002, some NBA owners sold their teams. The Orlando franchise moved to the Mohegan Sun casino complex in eastern Connecticut after the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority purchased it in 2003. In addition to revealing the $10 million price tag, financial disclosure documents filed by the tribe show that, as of 2016, it owned a 4.2% stake in the league.
In 2016, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he wanted to grow average WNBA attendance to more than 10,000 fans within five years. But five years later, that may no longer be possible. Some teams, including Washington (4,200) and Atlanta (3,500), have moved to smaller arenas.
TERRI JACKSON TOOK over as head of the Women's National Basketball Players Association in 2016 and negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with the league in 2020, soon after Engelbert became commissioner.
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At the game's release, there were numerous pieces of in-game information that appeared in the map Dorado, hinting at a character called Sombra. When the hero Ana was revealed, more Sombra clues appeared in Ana's origin video. In the weeks that followed, more clues were discovered, which led up to a character reveal animation at BlizzCon 2016.
On July 19, 2016, the first Developer Update was released for Ana. At the end of the video, players discovered a series of vertical barcodes. When scanned, players discovered a large set of hexidecimal values which where then converted to binary, a dump of which is available here.
On October 19, 2016, a new Overwatch version was released - version 22.214.171.124.32448. Shortly afterwards, the version number in the source code of the amomentincrime site updated to the same version number. After the build launched, players discovered that the hero Bastion had a strange interaction when near the \"SOMBRA PROTOCOL\" monitors on Dorado, and would emit a message in morse code, which can be heard here. When the morse was decoded, players received the following string:
Logging in with the credentials MJimenez / d0r*NuLw9 gave players access to the admin panel of the LumeriCo reactor. Until November 1, 2016, it stayed inactive and any command was answered with the same message saying that the terminal disconnected.
Blizzcon 2016 opened with the Overwatch short \"Infiltration\", a short depicting Reaper, Widowmaker, and Sombra on Volskaya Industries. During the showing of the short, Sombra's hero page went live, showcasing her abilities and character backstory.
In 2016, Rob Delaney's one-year-old son, Henry, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The family had moved from Los Angeles to London with their two young boys when Rob's wife was pregnant with Henry, their third. The move was an adventure and a challenge that would bind them even more tightly together as they navigated the novelty of London, the culture clashes, and the funhouse experience of Rob's fame--thanks to his role as co-creator and co-star of the hit series Catastrophe. Henry's illness was a cataclysm that changed everything about their lives. Amid the hospital routine, surgeries, and brutal treatments, they found a newfound community of nurses, aides, caregivers, and fellow parents contending with the unthinkable. Two years later, Henry died, and his family watched their world fall away to reveal the things that matter most.
Loved this day trip, thanks for the info. Floating through the mangroves was amazing. We visited Dec 2022, entry to the ruins was 65 pesos pp and boat trip was 1000 pesos pp which we booked and paid for at the ticket desk of the archaeological site. Entry to the reserve we paid at the start of the boardwalk 50 pesos pp. Arrived at 9.45am and there were only 2 other cars in the car park. We also had a boat to ourselves. We saw spider monkeys and a coati. The boardwalk and the observation tower could do with some maintenance in places so watch your step! Afterward had a lovely lunch (quesadillas and mayan tacos) in an open air restaurant on the opposite side of the road to the carpark and a bit further along.
Thanks for posting your report. We used it as a reference point and visited Muyil. it was a great experience.As of 1 June, 2016, we paid 600 per adult, 500 for two kids (11 and 14) and 300 for our 4 year old. 2500 pesos total. It took less than 5 minutes to say we wanted to go on a boat tour and to get going. We joined another group but that was no problem. They also had a life vest for the 4 year old. 1e1e36bf2d