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Chromidotilapia

Chromidotilapia is a genus of cichlid fishes. The genus contains 11 species. Of these, 9 are from Central Africa, one is found from Liberia to Cameroon, while the remaining species is restricted to Côte d'Ivoire. There are 11 recognized species in this genus: Chromidotilapia cavalliensis Chromidotilapia elongata Lamboj, 1999 Chromidotilapia guntheri Chromidotilapia kingsleyae Boulenger, 1898 Chromidotilapia linkei Staeck, 1980 Chromidotilapia mamonekenei Lamboj, 1999 Chromidotilapia melaniae Lamboj, 2003 Chromidotilapia mrac Lamboj, 2002 Chromidotilapia nana Lamboj, 2003 Chromidotilapia regani Chromidotilapia schoutedeni

Akiva Nof

Akiva Nof is an Israeli poet and songwriter, politician, lawyer and a journalist, who served three terms as a member of the Knesset between 1974 and 1984. Nof was born Akiva Naparstek' in Tel Aviv during the Mandate era, he studied international relations, Middle Eastern studies and law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was certified as a lawyer, studied at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Having joined Herut, he became chairman of the party's youth leadership. In 1965 he left the party to establish the Free Centre, serving as its secretary and organisational co-ordinator between 1967 and 1969, he was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list in 1973. On 26 October 1976 he and Shmuel Tamir left Likud to establish the Free Centre as an independent faction. Both resigned from the Knesset on 22 January 1977, with Nof being replaced by Amal Nasser el-Din. Having joined the new Democratic Movement for Change in 1977, Nof returned to the Knesset following the May 1977 elections; when the party split in 1978 he joined the Democratic Movement, before defecting to Ahva on 17 September 1980.

On 28 January the following year he returned to Likud, was re-elected on its list in the elections that year. He lost his seat in the 1984 elections. During his three terms in the Knesset, Nof served, among other duties, as the chairman of the forming committee for the "Israeli Law Courts" bill, he was prominent in legislative initiatives regarding social issues such as retirees' fair pay, gender equality regarding children's custody of divorced couples, smoking prohibition in public spaces, correction of taxation inconsistencies, prevention of marriage of minors, as well as prevention of corruption in public enterprises. He served as a member of public boards of directors, such as the Seniors' Services Association, the Bible Museum, Independence House and the Haifa Symphony. Nof served as an internal adjudicator at the Histadrut, at the Legal Bar Association and at the Composers and Writers Association. By filing lawsuits, Nof instigated some principle-setting court rulings, such as mandatory provision for handicap access to entertainment venues, prohibition of political censorship of works of art broadcast on radio and television.

Nof wrote popular songs and hits for leading performers including HaGashash HaHiver. His song Izevel was a number one hit in 1972; as a student in the Netherlands in the 1960s, while working as a freelance reporter for Kol Israel, Nof interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Bed-In. At the end of the interview, Lennon sang a verse from Nof's song Oath for Jerusalem, which Nof transcribed for him into Latin characters. Nof has published two poetry and song books titled Longing For The Past, Pleasure Comes For Ever. Akiva Nof on the Knesset website Akiva Nov performing his song: Izevel