Rachel, Pike Place Market’s Unofficial Official Mascot
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Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot, Rachel, a bronze cast piggy bank that weighs 550 pounds (250 kg), has been located since 1986 at the corner of Pike Place under the "Public Market Center" sign. Rachel was designed by local artist Georgia Gerber and modeled after a pig (also named Rachel) that lived on Whidbey Island and was the 1977 Island County prize-winner. Rachel receives roughly US,000–,000 annually in just about every type of world currency, which is collected by the Market Foundation to fund the Market’s social services.
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Olha o coco aí, gennnte… Ralado na hora! – Coconut in the market street.
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As feiras livres em São Paulo, existem 889 delas, acontecem em determinadas ruas da cidade semanalmente. Nos dias de feira, estas ruas são tomadas durante meio-dia (entre às 6 h e 14 h) por barracas cheias de frutas, verduras e legumes além de consertadores de panelas, vendedores de bugigangas, salgadinhos, carnes e peixes, condimentos e, é claro, pastel e caldo-de-cana.
The English name coconut, first mentioned in English print in 1555, comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word coco, which means "monkey face." Spanish and Portuguese explorers found a resemblance to a monkey’s face in the three round indented markings or "eyes" found at the base of the coconut.
On the Nicobar Islands of the Indian Ocean, whole coconuts were used as currency for the purchace of goods until the early part of the twentieth century.
Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, botanically known as cocos nucifera, with nucifera meaning "nut-bearing." The fruit-bearing palms are native to Malaysia, Polynesia and southern Asia, and are now also prolific in South America, India, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii and Florida. The light, fibrous husk allowed it to easily drift on the oceans to other areas to propagate.
In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha, meaning "tree which gives all that is necessary for living," because nearly all parts of the tree can be used in some manner or another.
FCA says investigating alleged currency market manipulation
LONDON (Reuters) – The FCA said it was formally investigating alleged price manipulation in the $ 5.3 trillion (3.32 trillion pounds)-a-day global foreign exchange market, working alongside agencies overseas. The FCA, which has been asking banks for …
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