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Quoya dilatata

Quoya dilatata is a flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae and is endemic to Western Australia. It is a low, spreading shrub with its branches and leaves densely covered with a layer of white, woolly hairs; the leaves are wrinkled or crinkly and the tube-shaped flowers are orange-red and hairy on the outside. Quoya dilatata is a spreading shrub, growing to a height of 30–60 cm and which has its branches and leaves densely covered with a layer of white, woolly hairs; the leaves are egg-shaped to spoon-shaped with the narrow end towards the base, 1.5–3 cm long, 7–11 mm wide. The upper surface is wrinkled or crinkly and the lower has a network of veins; the flowers are solitary in the upper leaf axils, forming a long, leafy spike of flowers. Each flower has a thin, hairy stalk 2–4 mm long and is surrounded by leaf-like bracts and bracteoles which are woolly-hairy on the lower surface and glabrous on the upper surface; the five sepals are 8–12 mm long, spoon-shaped and joined at their bases to form a short tube.

The sepals are thickly woolly-hairy on the outside and glabrous on the inside. The petals are orange-red in colour, 20–25 mm long, forming a tube which widens towards the five lobes on the end; the tube is densely hairy on the outside and glabrous inside, except for a ring of hairs around the ovary. The lowest petal lobe is musch larger than the others, more or less egg-shaped, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm wide; the other four lobes are about equal in size, with two lobes erect and the two on each side of the end of the tube. The four stamens extend beyond the end of the lower pair longer than the other. Flowering occurs in September, October or November and is followed by fruit, spherical, 2–3 mm in diameter and densely hairy with the sepals remaining attached; this species was first formally described in 1868 by Ferdinand von Mueller who gave it the name Chloanthes dilatata. The description was published in Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae from a specimen collected by James Drummond near the Murchison River.

In 1870, George Bentham changed the name to Pityrodia dilatata but in 2011, Barry Conn and Murray Henwood changed the name to Quoya dilatata and published the change in Australian Systematic Botany. The specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "spread" or "expanded". Quoya dilatata occurs between Perth and Carnamah but has been found near Northam and Cowcowing, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain biogeographic regions; the only known collection near the Murchison River was of the type specimen. Quoya dilatata is classified as "not threatened" by the Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife

Anmar Almubaraki

Anmar Almubaraki is a Dutch-Iraqi professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Kedah. Born in Basra, Almubaraki came to the Netherlands when only 2 years of age and started playing football with Hulzense Boys joining the FC Twente Football Academy, he made his senior debut for Heracles Almelo in the 2010-11 season, against Roda JC. He left them for FC Emmen in summer 2012, joined Telstar, before moving abroad to play for Turkish second division side Denizlispor, he left Denizlispor after 7 months. On April 2017, Almubaraki signing a one-season contract with Persiba Balikpapan in the Liga indonesia, he playing 29 games, scoring 8 goals and 3 assist for Persiba Balikpapan. In January 2018, he signed a one-year contract with Thai side Army United. Anmar scored goal first against Khon Kaen FC, he moved to Malaysian club Kedah FA in November 2018. In June 2011, he and some other European-based players, were called up to train with the Iraq national football team by the coach Wolfgang Sidka.

When he arrived in Iraq he got a lot of attention. He played several friendly matches against Iraqi clubs. Anmar Almubaraki at Soccerway Anmar Almubaraki at

1073 Gellivara

1073 Gellivara, provisional designation 1923 OW, is a dark Themistian asteroid 27 kilometers in diameter, located in the outer regions of the asteroid belt. It was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa at the Vienna Observatory on 14 September 1923, named after the Swedish town of Gällivare. Gellivara is a Themistian asteroid that belongs to the Themis family, a large family of carbonaceous asteroids, named after 24 Themis, it orbits the Sun in the outer asteroid belt at a distance of 2.6–3.8 AU once every 5 years and 8 months. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.19 and an inclination of 2° with respect to the ecliptic. The body's observation arc begins at Vienna on 1 October 1923, two weeks after its official discovery observation; this minor planet was named by Austrian astronomer Joseph Rheden with the consent of the discoverer's second wife, Anna Palisa, after the small Swedish town of Gällivare in Lapland, where astronomers witnessed the total eclipse of the Sun in 1927. Gellivara was the discoverer's last discovery.

The official naming citation was mentioned in The Names of the Minor Planets by Paul Herget in 1955. Gellivara is an assumed carbonaceous C-type asteroid, which agrees with the overall spectral type of the Themis family. In November 2008, a rotational lightcurve of Gellivara was obtained from photometric observations by American astronomer Robert Stephens at the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station in California. Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 11.32 hours with a brightness amplitude of 0.35 magnitude. According to the surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS, the Japanese Akari satellite and the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Gellivara measures between 22.10 and 35.73 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo between 0.0241 and 0.07. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link agrees with IRAS and derives an albedo of 0.0289 with a diameter of 35.76 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 11.7. Lightcurve Database Query, at Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Geneva Observatory, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 1073 Gellivara at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 1073 Gellivara at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Rudraksh (film)

Rudraksh directed by Mani Shankar is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language science fiction action film starring Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Isha Koppikar. The film has many references to Ramayana, one of the most famous and influential epic poems of India. Dr. Gayatri is an Indian American paranormal researcher at University of California, researching esoteric practices such as voodoo, spirit possession and healing powers, she seeks the hidden knowledge that goes into such practices, the knowledge that cannot be explained by science or logic. Her search for answers brings her team of scientists to India, she comes across Varun a man, gifted with special intuitive and healing powers which he claims to have developed through meditation. He is a blend of Indian philosophy and modern culture, a master at martial arts and a devotee of Lord Hanuman, he trains by day, while working as a bouncer at a club by night. Gayatri is impressed by Varun’s powers to take away pain and disease from people and cure them.

He becomes the subject of her study. After a few experiments by Gayatri, Varun has an insight about the existence of a dark power, hidden, he explains that the force is linked to Ravana's Rudraksh, hidden away from the world. This is not a normal Rudraksh - it carries in its seed the powers that can transmute humans into new species; the bearer of this Rudraksh will have supernatural powers beyond imagination. In the language of science, it is a'multi-dimensional hologram' in the form of a seed. Meanwhile, Bhuria, a Rakshasa, mentally communicates with Varun, so they can share their abilities since neither of them can utilize full power of the Rudraksha alone. Varun refuses. Gayatri finds about a set of strange words, she tests the effects of those sounds on a rat, notices strange mutations and changes in functioning of the rat's body. Suzy, Gayatri's research assistant, hears those sounds directly, becomes possessed and starts working for Bhuria. Suzy tries to kill Gayatri, but Varun over powers her and saves Gayatri, after which Suzy dies while trying to escape.

Varun and Gayatri thus set out to discover this Rudraksh, the reality of Bhuria and find certain answers for Varun's own self. Their perilous journey leafs through the most rugged terrains of the Himalayas to the mysterious ruins of the legendary King Ravana's palaces in Yala, Sri Lanka, he thus finds how Bhuria, a poor but wild and arrogant labor contractor in excavation team of the Rudraksha, transformed into a powerful Rakshasha & possessor of supernatural powers, that the words spoken by the madman were an ancient verse, a Rakshasha mantra, that the real aim of Bhuria is to use the Rudraksha and Rakshasha mantra for spreading evil and hatred in the world, thus restoring the rule of rakshashas once more. It thus, once more becomes a battle of good vs. evil. End of the day the fearmaker monsters are always unliked. Rudraksh was a flop at the box office. Critically, it was panned across the spectrum of reviewers for its tacky visuals, over usage of gimmicky computer generated effects and the actors hammy performance, which didn't help the amateurish screenplay.

Film critic Taran Adarsh, known for being quite lenient with his ratings, criticized this film's screenplay. Suniel Shetty as Bhuria Sanjay Dutt as Varun Bipasha Basu as Dr. Gayatri Isha Koppikar as Lalli, Bhuria's girlfriend and a contract killer Kabir Bedi as Pandit Ved Bhushan, a saint and Varun's father Farhad shahnawaz in Supporting Role Vinay Varma as Mantrik Agnes Darenius as Suzy, Dr. Gayatri's research assistant Negar Khan Virendra Saxena as security guard Narration by Amitabh Bachchan Science fiction film of India Review at includes an explanation of the word "rudraksh." Rudraksh on IMDb

Tom Jones (racing driver)

Tom Jones was an American racing driver, born in Dallas, Texas. He entered his own Cooper T82 in the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix. After a promising practice performance, he suffered electrical problems during qualifying and only set one slow lap time; the stewards denied him a place on the grid on the grounds that he was "too slow" though he had been competitive in practice runs. Until quite Jones was considered one of Formula One's great obscurities, but it has since emerged that he raced on and off throughout the 1970s in various series before retiring in 1980, he ran a metal fabrication company in Cleveland. Jones died in Eastlake, Ohio on 29 May 2015, his old Cooper T82 still survives and its current owner competes with it in historic racing series. "Biography at F1 Rejects". Archived from the original on March 21, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2015