Ronaldo’s brace against Getafe: watch (alt.) | May 23, 2015 - 300 official appearances and 314 goals with Real Madrid; 200 apps and 226 goals in La Liga. He is the 2nd highest Real Madrid scorer of all time with 314 goals in 300 apps, only ahead of him Raul with 323 goals. - Ronaldo in La Liga 2014/15: 48 goals (top scorer) and 16 assists in 35 appearances. - He is the 2nd Real Madrid with most goals (226) in the history of La Liga, only Raul (228) ahead of him. - Ronaldo (48) broken his previous record (46) with most goals in a single La Liga season. - Ronaldo is the Pichichi winner for the 3rd time, and Golden boot winner for the 4th time. - He is the first player in history to have won 4 golden boots (3 with RM, 1 with Man United). - Ronaldo is the first Real Madrid player to have finished as La Liga top-scorer in two consecutive seasons since Hugo Sánchez. - He has surpassed his own record and becomes the first Real Madrid player to score 61 goals in all competitions this season. - Ronaldo equals Gorostiza and becomes the first player to score 36 goals in the history of La Liga regional derbies. - 31 official hattricks for Cristiano. 8 hattricks in one season (broken his previous record with most hattricks in a single season: 7). - 12 headers in La Liga (last time a player scored 12 headers was in 1997) - Ronaldo (17) surpassed Carlos (16) and becomes the player with the most free-kick goals. - Ronaldo scored La Liga’s 1000th goal of this season (2014/15).
Scott Jurek just broke the Appalachian Trail speed record in 46 days, 8 hrs and 8 mins. He reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin today at 2:03 pm local time, beating the previous record set by Jennifer Pharr Davis by just 3 hrs and 12 mins.
Tony’s a fast guy; he never sits still and he’s always
running out the door or onto a quinjet with little time for a proper goodbye.
So you’re always close behind, pressing a quick kiss to Tony’s lips as a
farewell or a greeting. It makes him smile, a small sense of normalcy in his
otherwise hectic world. Tony finds it cute, and somewhat domestic, which is what he loves about it. You use this kiss like a weapon as well, often quickly
kissing him to shut him up, or pressing a feather light one to wake him up in
the morning. It’s fleeting, but loving, and often times Tony makes a game out
of how many you can give him in a day. Your current record is 46, but you’re
both willing to try and break it.
Thor: Hand kisses
Thor is very back and forth between Midgard and Asgard, so
whenever he sees you, he always smiles like he’s seeing you for the first time.
He takes your hand in his, bringing it to his lips and pressing a soft kiss to
the back of it, saying graciously “My Lady,” with that precious look on his
face. Thor does this at any time he can, grazing his lips on your hand as a
sign of loyalty and respect. Whenever he catches you creasing your brows, or
pacing with uneasiness, he stands to face you, pulling your palms to his face
and kissing the center of it in reassurance. It makes your eyelids flutter,
feeling like a queen in his presence. Thor wouldn’t have it any other way.
Bucky: Jaw kisses
Despite the thin stubble Bucky always sports, you loving to
press kisses to the juncture between his neck and jaw. They’re normally light,
airy things, just a soft reminder that you’re there, and that you love Bucky
more than anything. You give them out quickly, often pressing one near his ear
when he takes off, as opposed to a cheek kiss. Bucky also likes giving them,
smiling widely as he leans down to your jaw, making you laugh as the pressure
intensifies there. It’s something the two of you have made your own, a casual,
yet achingly loving habit you can’t go a day without giving.
Peter: Hug and Kiss
Peter is generally too sweet for words, and the only gesture
that can encompass all those feelings is hugging him with all your strength,
followed by a tentative kiss to his lips. Peter grew fond of the this and
played along, often spinning you in his arms, what with his superhuman
strength. You’re always the first to initiate it, running to him at top speed
and slowing to make it easier to be caught. Peter’s grin is a brilliant flash,
like a camera, and then his head is buried in your hair, laughs escaping the
both of you. It’s a particularly welcome sight after long missions and tough
days at school, and you’re always ready to deliver. After he sets you down the
two of you just grin lazily, holding hands and kissing again, much softer this
time, as he whispers, “Missed you.” “Missed you more, Parker.”
Natasha: Neck kisses
Natasha’s favorite thing about you is your neck, so it only
makes sense that it’s her preferred place to kiss you. It’s something she has
access to, for your neck is almost always exposed at any given time. She often
presses them lightly to your throat if she’s feeling content and happy, her
head on your shoulder, T.V. on in front of you two. They can often be sultry as
well, a repeated peck being placed in one spot as she scratches you with her
teeth to gain your attention. It’s a gesture you find pride in dishing out as
well, leaving lipstick marks and bruises whenever you can to try and embarrass
her, but it seems the assassin has no shame. She walks proudly with her chin
high, adorning the bruises like badges.
Wanda: Air kisses
Wanda isn’t too huge on showing affection outside of
privacy, so instead of grand gestures, you find yourself blowing her kisses
from wherever you are, smiling softly and saying “love you.” It’s become a
signature now, and almost every time either of you enters or exits a room, you
kiss your hands, outstretching them. This even applies on battlefields, when
Wanda is far from you but still in sight, you send her one and she smiles, shaping
a heart with her glowing red hands. You’ve even done them while she’s away,
often asking “where’s Wanda?” only for Tony to explain that she’s away. You’ll
then kiss your hand and send a kiss straight up. “That’s for Wanda,” you say
aloud, causing your teammates to coo over your actions.
Steve: Forehead kisses
Steve is an old fashioned guy, and some of his flirting
techniques are a little outdated and too domestic for this century. But one
expression you took a liking to was forehead kisses, placed right above your
brow with firmness and closed eyes. It was a spur of the moment when Cap first
did it, throwing his shoulder around you after a mission and planting on right
in the center of your forehead. He’d thought for a second you hated the
gesture, but when you melted into his embrace he did it again. He’s made it a
tradition, kissing your forehead after every successful mission, as gratitude for
your safety. You like to return them when the soldier least expects it, like in
front of all the avengers or when he’s half asleep. No matter when you do it
his expression always softens, a serene smile gracing his lips.
Sam: Cheek Kisses
Sam’s a gentleman. He may not be a super soldier, or a Norse
god, but he’s a good guy all the same. He presses kisses to your cheeks when he
sees you, which he always goes out of his way to do anyways. They’re quick and
simple, unlike the ones you return. You’re always looking at Sam with something
akin to admiration, so whenever he kisses you grab his cheeks, peppering kisses
all across them quickly, watching his face flush and that lovely grin of his
spread across his face. He wasn’t used to it at first, but now he’s almost
expectant of it, often closing his eyes turning his face towards you. “You’re
full of shit, Sam Wilson,” you laugh, but oblige him nonetheless.
Clint: Nose kisses
It started as an accident. You missed Clint’s cheek completely, ending up hardly grazing your
lips on the tip of his nose. He had blinked back in surprise, but his whole
face turned red. “Did you mean that?” he laughed, but said nothing else of it.
He started giving them to you the day after, a rushed, hasty press on his lips
to your nose, an action that caught you by surprise. Now he does it whenever
he’s on the go, his first move to grab his bow, the second to kiss your nose.
You close your eyes and feel the soft pressure there, unaware of his adoring
gaze, but still basking in the feeling of warmth the action brings you. You
return the kisses when Clint is sitting down, using it as a way to acknowledge
that you see him; when you haven’t spoken yet, when you’re passing him for the
first time, and all those moments when words don’ seem to fit the mood. You
nonchalantly lean down and kiss his nose, and then keep going about your day as
though you’ve never stopped at all, tiny grins spreading on both your faces.
Naumachia (detail), an imaginative recreation by Ulpiano Checa
A naumachia was
a mimic sea battle that oftentook place in a constructed basin. These entertainments also took place in
flooded amphitheatres. The opposing sides were prisoners of war or
convicts, who fought until one side was destroyed.
The earliest naumachia recorded (46 bc) represented an engagement between the Egyptian and Tyrian fleets and was given by Julius Caesar on an artificial lake that was constructed by him in the Campus Martius. In 2 bc Augustus
staged a naumachia between Athenians and Persians in a basin newly
constructed on the right bank of the Tiber at Rome. In the naumachia
arranged by Claudius on Lake Fucino in ad 52, 100 ships and 19,000 men participated.
The introduction of new technologies initially led to an increased number of naumachia. The first three naumachia
were spaced about 50 years apart; the following six, most of which took
place in amphitheatres, occurred in a space of 30 years. Less costly in
material and human terms, they could afford to be staged more
frequently. Less grandiose, they became a feature of the games, but
could not be considered exceptional. The iconography bears witness to this. Of some twenty representations of a naumachia in Roman art, nearly all are of the Fourth Style, of the time of Nero and the Flavian dynasty.
After the Flavian period, naumachiae disappear from the texts almost completely. Apart from a mention in the Augustan History, a late source of limited reliability, only the town records (fastia) of Ostia tells us that in 109 Trajan inaugurated a naumachia basin.
later version of the naumachia was practiced in indoor theatres, such
as London’s Sadler’s Wells, during the 19th century. A tank was
constructed in the pit and stalls areas, and real boats were used for
Japan’s Naoko Takahashi won gold in the women’s marathon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Takahashi had many marathon victories throughout her career, most notably in 2001 when she won the Berlin Marathon win a time of 2:19:46, a world record at the time.