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Clitarchus hookeri

Clitarchus hookeri, is a stick insect of the family Phasmatidae, endemic to New Zealand. It is New Zealand's most common stick insect. Clitarchus hookeri is green in appearance, but can be brown or red. Clitarchus hookeri is a large stick insect; this species demonstrates sexual dimorphism. Female specimens grow from 81 -- males from 67 -- 74 mm; the colour can be variable in the same location, ranging from bright green to grey, brown or buff. Unlike many tropical stick insects, Clitarchus hookeri is flightless. Clitarchus hookeri is found from Northland to the Wellington region in the south of the North Island of New Zealand. On the South Island it is not as widespread, being found in eastern coastal areas from Nelson and Marlborough in the north through Canterbury to its southern limit in Dunedin, it is found in Great Britain, where it has been introduced. The UK population came from a sexual population in Taranaki; the species is most found on manuka, but has been observed feeding on kanuka, Muehlenbeckia australis, white rata and Coprosma.

Clitarchus hookeri are hemimetabolous, meaning that the nymphs grow through a series of six instars before a final moult into their adult stage. Adults are found during the summer months and are active at night. During the day they hide among the branches of their host trees, before emerging at sunset to feed and mate. Females hang off the edge of branches feeding on the leaves of their host plant and signalling to males by releasing a mix of volatile chemicals; the long-legged adult males move around at night in search of mates. Males court females by laying his forelegs across her for between 10 minutes to 1 hour, after which he climbs onto the female and attempts to clasp onto her sub genital plate using his genital claspers. If the male attaches to the female, mating begins when the female's operculum opens and the male inserts his genitalia. Males remain attached to the female for extended periods, ranging from one through to 10 nights, during which they may mate multiple times. Clitarchus hookeri is geographically parthenogenetic, meaning that in some localities females do not mate to reproduce.

Instead, they are able to produce fertile eggs without mating. In the South Island Clitarchus hookeri males are rare or absent, while in the North Island both asexual and sexual populations occur. Although females who reproduce asexually lay similar number of eggs and have similar hatching success as those who reproduce sexually, their eggs took longer to hatch. Eggs from parthenogenic females took between 21–23 weeks, while eggs from mated females took between 9–16 weeks. Females from parthenogenetic populations show a barrier to fertilization in captivity when provided with mates, males cannot distinguish between sexual and parthenogenetic females. However, two wild populations in New Zealand have reverted to sexual reproduction recently. With the exception of the West Coast of the South Island, the current distribution of Clitarchus hookeri is widespread on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, it is thought that its distribution restricted at the Last Glacial Maximum to refugia in the northern North Island and the east coast of the South Island.

It is thought that parthenogenetic female members of the species were able to recolonize areas more favourably following the glacial retreat. South Island individuals and those from the southern region of the North Island form a single clade with low genetic diversity. Upper North Island individuals are much more diverse genetically, it is thought that the lack of genetic diversity in the lower North Island/South Island population to be due to its younger lineage than their sexually reproducing relatives. • List of stick insects of New Zealand Data related to Clitarchus hookeri at Wikispecies

2017 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2017 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament is a post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference. Tournament first-round games were held on campus sites at the higher seed on March 6; the remaining rounds here held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio between March 9–11, 2017. The sixth-seeded Kent State Golden Flashes won the tournament and the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament with a 70–65 win over the top-seeded Akron Zips, it is Kent State's sixth tournament title overall and first since 2008. All 12 MAC teams participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records; the top four teams received a bye to quarterfinals. * denotes overtime period 2017 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament

Lewis B. Porterfield

Lewis Broughton Porterfield was a rear admiral of the United States Navy. Porterfield, born in Greenville, Alabama, on 30 October 1879, was appointed Naval Cadet from Alabama on 8 September 1898, he became a Midshipman in July 1902, Ensign on 2 May 1904, Lieutenant on 2 May 1907, Lieutenant Commander on 4 March 1915, Commander on 1 July 1919, Captain on 16 February 1925, Rear Admiral on 1 July 1937. His commands included the patrol boats Albatross and Venetia, the gunboat Wheeling, Destroyer Squadron 11, he served as Chief of Staff in the 12th Naval District. He received the Distinguished Service Medal for anti-submarine operations during World War I while commanding Venetia, he died in Oakland, California, on 5 April 1942. In 1943, the destroyer USS Porterfield was named in his honor; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here

Domico Coddington

Domico Coddington is a Bermudian football player, who plays for local side Devonshire Cougars. Coddington began his career with Devonshire Cougars, played for the team for four years in the Bermudian Premier Division before joining the Bermuda Hogges in the USL Second Division in 2007, he had earlier had spells in Canada with Oakville Blue Devils. He made his debut for Bermuda in a December 2003 friendly match against Barbados and earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 2 goals, he has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. He played in one of Bermuda's qualifying games for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, in two of Bermuda's qualifying games for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including their 1-1 tiw with the Cayman Islands on February 3, 2008, his final international match was a September 2012 Caribbean Cup match against Saint Martin. Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first. Domico Coddington at National-Football-Teams.com

Henry Doktorski

Henry Doktorski III is an American accordionist and author. He has performed on accordion with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, violinists Gil Shaham and Itzhak Perlman during concerts and recording sessions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under conductors Lorin Maazel, John Williams, Mariss Jansons, Julius Rudel, David Del Tredici and Howard Shore. Doktorski is the author of Killing for Krishna: The Danger of Deranged Devotion, a 660-page nonfiction true-crime book about history of the New Vrindavan Hare Krishna community and the assassination of an American Hare Krishna devotee in 1986. Henry Doktorski III was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Polish-American parents Henry A. Doktorski and Theresa Maria Czartowicz, grew up in East Brunswick, he cites his Polish background—accordions being featured in Polish folk music—as a main factor in his childhood decision to take up the accordion rather than a different instrument. At the age of seven he early on was considered a prodigy; as a pre-teenager during the mid-1960s he played ethnic music and jazz standards, but as a teenager during the late 1960s and early 1970s his musical tastes changed, he began playing the accordion in a rock band which performed the music of The Beatles, Grand Funk Railroad, Carlos Santana and Black Sabbath.

However, after a few performances he concluded that his instrument was not "stylistically correct" for that electric genre of music, so he abandoned the accordion for a Farfisa electronic organ. On June 7, 1971, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, received a Good Citizen Award from The American Legion. At Saint Peters High School in New Brunswick, Doktorski discovered classical music after joining the school choir, his life's direction became more clear, he began studying classical piano at the age of 16 and became proficient enough to win a scholarship as a piano major at Park College in Parkville, Missouri. There Doktorski studied piano with Robert C. Anderson, acted in and served as music director for several musicals, sang as a chorus member with the Kansas City Lyric Opera and the Independence, Missouri Messiah Choir, performed piano and celesta with the Northland Symphony Orchestra, he was elected to Who's Who Among Students at American Universities and Colleges from 1976–1978, was nominated as a candidate for the post of 1977 Harvest Festival King.

Doktorski graduated summa cum laude from Park College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Music Performance and Music Education. In August 1978, hardly three months after finishing college, Doktorski's life changed when he joined the Hare Krishna movement at the rural New Vrindaban Community in Marshall County, West Virginia, he explained that he was unhappy with his life, wanted to develop his spiritual side: "In college, I discovered music. But I was miserable.... If I wanted to compose and perform music which would awaken suffering humanity to the platform of love of God, first I would have to become a pure devotee. Only would my talent have any value." Doktorski began following the principles and practices of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as delineated by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Indian guru and Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, he accepted initiation on March 13, 1979 from Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada, the ISKCON guru and founder of New Vrindaban, was awarded the Sanskrit name "Hrishikesh dasa".

During his time in the New Vrindaban Community, Doktorski helped build Prabhupada's Palace of Gold and taught at the gurukula. In 1985 he helped establish the first office for the publication and distribution for Bhaktipada's books, he traveled to India four times, including one trip to Mayapur, near Navadvipa in West Bengal, for the 1986 festival commemorating the quincentennial of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance. Doktorski served as the Minister of Music during the New Vrindaban "City of God" interfaith era from 1986 until 1993, he composed music and performed for the three daily temple services During this time, at the request of his guru, he picked up his accordion again after many years, began playing it during the evening services. The accordion was a hit and several monks asked him to teach them how to play, he formed and directed an accordion orchestra which gave their debut performance at the Wheeling City of Lights parade on November 17, 1989. This accordion ensemble won trophies at the American Accordion Musicological Society convention, the American Accordionists Association convention, the Accordion Teacher's Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Doktorski himself won first place in the American Accordion Musicological Society virtuoso solo competition. In 1990, the American composer Alan Hovhaness composed a brief work entitled Hymn for Doktorski, which Doktorski recorded on his 2005 CD Classical Accordion Recital; this CD was selected for admission into the collection of The Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre in Yerevan, Armenia. In October 1993, Doktorski abandoned his service at the

List of awards and nominations received by Orelsan

The following article outlines the awards and nominations received by French rapper and songwriter Orelsan. He has since garnered considerable attention and praise for his music. Orelsan's debut studio album, Perdu d'avance, earned him a nomination for the 2009 Prix Constantin; the same year, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best French Act, pipping highly-favoured David Guetta to the prize. His second studio album, Le chant des sirènes, won the 2012 Victoires de la Musique award for Urban Music Album of the Year. During the same awards ceremony he was nominated for Music Video of the Year for "RaelSan", the album's lead single, won the award for Group or Artist Popular Revelation of the Year. In 2013, Orelsan was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique award for Male Artist of the Year, while in the same year he took the Prix de la Création Musicale award for Songwriter of the Year, he was nominated for the NRJ Music Award for French Revelation of the Year in 2013. At the 2013 Trace Urban Music Awards, Orelsan was nominated for the Male Artist of the Year and Best Live Performance awards, while "La terre est ronde" was nominated for Best Song and "Ils sont cools" featuring Gringe nominated for Best Music Video.

In 2014, Orelsan and his Casseurs Flowters colleague Gringe were nominated for the Best French Act award at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, their first nomination as a duo. However, they were beaten to the award by Indila during the ceremony held in Glasgow on 9 November 2014, his 2017 album La fête est finie was nominated for IMPALA's European Independent Album of the Year Award. The MTV Europe Music Awards are an annual award ceremony that celebrate and honour the most popular songs and artists in Europe; the NRJ Music Awards are an award ceremony presented by French radio station NRJ to honour the best in French and worldwide music industry. The Prix Constantin is an annual French music prize awarded to the best album of an artist who has come to prominence during the course of the past year; the TRACE Urban Music Awards are an annual award ceremony which recognises the best hip hop and African music artists. Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where "Victoire" accolades are awarded by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year