Sympagus laetabilis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Bates in 1872. Read more
Maerua acuminata is a species of plant in the Capparaceae family. It is found in Mozambique and Tanzania. Eku (sometimes spelled eiku or ieku) is an ancient weapon of Okinawan kobudō that originated from an oar, approximately 160 cm in length. According to myth, the oar was traditionally adapted for use as a weapon of self-defense by fishermen against foes armed with more conventional weapons. In fact the Japanese had already conquered Okinawa and put their old officers to work teaching the commons some weaponry in order to put them first in line against a possible Chinese invasion.
Usually before learning eiku properly, one has to master the bo. The eiku has a displaced center of gravity and is heavier than the bo, and is thus considered more difficult to master. Because of its weight, eku techniques often capitalized on the momentum of large circular attacks. The Eku was used in the Asian movie Bruka Hindiu, where it was the focus of a mysterious power. The eku was also loosely referenced in Chrono Cross, a video game for the Sony PlayStation, released in 2000, wherein the main character of the game used an ornate, double-ended eku as a weapon.
Binago is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Milan and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,429 and an area of 6.9 square kilometres (2.7 sq mi). Binago borders the following municipalities: Beregazzo con Figliaro, Castelnuovo Bozzente, Malnate, Solbiate, Vedano Olona, Venegono Inferiore, Venegono Superiore.
Turbo fluctuosus, common name the wavy turban, is a species of sea snail, marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae. The length of the shell varies between 25 mm and 86 mm. The short, solid, imperforate shell has an ovate-conic shape with a conic spire. Its color pattern is olivaceous, green, brown or grayish, longitudinally strigate or tessellate with white. The five whorls are generally angulate and nodose at the shoulder, with a varying number of coarse subnodose revolving carinae and of intermediate lirulae upon the median and lower portions of the body whorl.
The operculum is rounded oval, with four whorls and a subcentral nucleus. Its outer surface is convex. The central portion is elevated, white, sharply granulate, and bounded by a wide groove which connects with a deep central pit by a lunate channel. Outside of this is a zone bearing about six narrow concentric beaded green lirulae, which are not continuous over the side of increment. This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Baja California peninsula to Peru and off the Galapagos archipelago.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to philosophy: Philosophy – study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Read more
Big Sound Authority were an English pop band. The group was formed in 1983 after Tony Burke (ex-Directions) and Julie Hadwen both wrote to Paul Weller who was looking for new artists for his then emerging Respond Records label. Read more
The Cycling Union of the Argentine Republic (Spanish: Unión Ciclista de la República Argentina) is the national governing body of cycle racing in Argentina. It is a member of the UCI and COPACI. Bellulia frateriana is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is known from Laos, in Southeast Asia. The wingspan is about 13 mm. The forewing is light brown. The hindwing is beige, with an indistinct discal spot. The underside is unicolorous grey, with a discal spot on the hindwing.
Tonasket High School is located in Tonasket, Washington about 25 miles south of the Canada–US border and 160 miles west of Spokane. The elementary, middle, and high school are all located on the same property; grades 6-12 share a spacious library and resource center. The Outreach Program provides parents with the opportunity to supervise and instruct their children at home while having the professional guidance of a certified teacher. The school’s athletic teams are the Tonasket Tigers and the Lady Tigers.
The andromeda lace bug (Stephanitis takeyai) is a pest insect on plants of the genus Pieris, especially Pieris japonica, the Japanese andromeda. It originated in Japan with its host plant but has since been introduced to other areas of the globe. At least one Pieris species, Pieris floribunda, is resistant to the bug. The andromeda lace bug is about 3 millimeters in length. It has a characteristic rounded pronotum, lacy black and white wings, and shiny gold highlighting.
The bug produces mottling on the leaves of the plant, and heavy infestations can cause the leaves to drop in large numbers, stunting the plant’s growth. Both nymph and adult forms damage the leaves by piercing them to suck the juices, and leave dark frass on the undersides of the leaves. Damage is worst on plants that grow in full sun. Yandy.com is an American online retailer and fashion design company focusing on lingerie, swimwear, Halloween costumes, and women’s apparel.
Michael Hordy (born October 10, 1956 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played eleven games in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders. Read more