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Lynx

A lynx is any of the four species within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name lynx originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. Two other cats that are sometimes called lynxes, the caracal and the jungle cat, are not members of the genus Lynx. Lynx have a short tail, characteristic tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears, padded paws for walking on snow and long whiskers on the face. Under their neck they have a ruff which has black bars resembling a bow tie, although this is not visible. Body colour varies from medium brown to goldish to beige-white, is marked with dark brown spots on the limbs. All species of lynx have white fur on their chests, bellies and on the insides of their legs, fur, an extension of the chest and belly fur; the lynx's colouring, fur length and paw size vary according to the climate in their range. In the Southwestern United States, they are short-haired, dark in colour and their paws are smaller and less padded.

As climates get colder and more northerly, lynx have progressively thicker fur, lighter colour, their paws are larger and more padded to adapt to the snow. Their paws may be larger than foot; the smallest species are the bobcat and the Canada lynx, while the largest is the Eurasian lynx, with considerable variations within species. The four living species of the genus Lynx are believed to have evolved from the "Issoire lynx", which lived in Europe and Africa during the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene; the Pliocene felid Felis rexroadensis from North America has been proposed as an earlier ancestor. Of the four lynx species, the Eurasian lynx is the largest in size, it is native to European, Central Asian, Siberian forests. While its conservation status has been classified as "least concern", populations of Eurasian lynx have been reduced or extirpated from Europe, where it is now being reintroduced; the Eurasian lynx is the third largest predator in Europe after the grey wolf. It is consuming about one or two kilograms of meat every day.

The Eurasian lynx is one of the widest-ranging. During the summer, the Eurasian lynx has a short, reddish or brown coat, replaced by a much thicker silver-grey to greyish-brown coat during winter; the lynx hunts by stalking and jumping on its prey, helped by the rugged, forested country in which it resides. A favorite prey for the lynx in its woodland habitat is roe deer, it will feed however on whatever animal appears easiest, as it is an opportunistic predator much like its cousins. The Canada lynx, or Canadian lynx, is a North American felid that ranges in forest and tundra regions across Canada and into Alaska, as well as some parts of the northern United States; the Canadian lynx ranged from Alaska across Canada and into many of the northern U. S. states. In the eastern states, it resided in the transition zone in which boreal coniferous forests yielded to deciduous forests. By 2010, after an 11-year effort, it had been reintroduced into Colorado, where it had become extirpated in the 1970s.

In 2000, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the Canada lynx a threatened species in the lower 48 states; the Canada lynx is swimmer. It has a thick coat and broad paws, is twice as effective as the bobcat at supporting its weight on the snow; the Canada lynx feeds exclusively on snowshoe hares. It will hunt medium-sized mammals and birds if hare numbers fall; the Iberian lynx is an endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It was the most endangered cat species in the world, but conservation efforts have changed its status from critical to endangered. According to the Portuguese conservation group SOS Lynx, if this species dies out, it will be the first feline extinction since the Smilodon 10,000 years ago; the species used to be classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx, but is now considered a separate species. Both species occurred together in central Europe in the Pleistocene epoch, being separated by habitat choice; the Iberian lynx is believed to have evolved from Lynx issiodorensis.

In 2004, a Spanish government survey showed just two isolated breeding populations of Iberian lynx in southern Spain, totaling about 100 lynx. An agreement signed in 2003 by the Spanish Environment Ministry and the Andalusian Environment Council seeks to breed the Iberian lynx in captivity. Three Iberian lynx cubs were born as part of the Spanish program in 2005, at the Centro El Acebuche facility in Doñana National Park; as a result of the Spanish government program and efforts by others, the Iberian lynx "has recovered from the brink of extinction". The IUCN reassessed the species from "critically endangered" to "endangered" in 2015. A 2014 census of the species showed 327 animals in Andalucia in the "reintroduction areas" of Sierra Morena and Montes de Toledo, the Matachel Valley, the Guadiana Valley; the bobcat is a North American wild cat. With 13 recognized subspecies, the bobcat is common throughout southern Canada, the continental United

Malkot

Malkot is a village of Abbottabad District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Until the local government reforms of 2000 it was a Union Councils of the district. Malkot is a remote village of Hazara in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; the Abbasi tribe is the major tribe here. Malkot is on the border of Punjab, union council pluk Geographically, Malkot is in the center of union council and the nearest village to Punjab. People can reach Dunga Gali in 20 to 40 minutes. Malkot produced many politicians and many other professionals like judges, doctors and businessmen. Sardar Mehtab Khan was Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from March 1997 to October 1999 during the government of PML and became governor of KPK from 2014 In comparison to neighbouring villages such as Riala, Kalaban, Khushikot and Longal, Malkot is well-developed. Mehtab Ahmed Khan became the 22nd chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on 21 February 1997. Dividing Abbottabad district to sub Tahseels was one of the major demand community at large was dreaming for but was overturned.

Van services are available for Islamabad. Travelling to Islamabad by road from Malkot takes two hours; the Lower Malkot area has a Ptcl exchange. Additionally, all Pakistani mobile phone companies service are available at Malkot. Malkot is located in the south-eastern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and forms part of the border with Punjab province. Neighbouring union councils are Nathia Gali to the west; the main tribe of this area is the Dhond Abbasi. Malkot is a mountainous area, with lots of pine, plum and apple trees. Like Abbottabad District as a whole it has ideal climate conditions. Compared to the rest of the country, the summers are mild and pleasant and snow falls in winter. In the religious sector, Malkot is most advanced in Islamic studies with a lot of Islamic madrassas in the lower and upper village and a mosque, one of them newly reconstructed in upper Malkot. Many people from this area have settled in Islamabad. Others work in the cities whilst their families still live in the villages of Malkot.

There are a range of different occupations - like hotel management and running general stores, while others go abroad to earn their livelihood. Khushikot people are educated, there is a famous school in Abbottabad, the school name is Al-Ghazali Public school

Powells Crossroads, Tennessee

Powells Crossroads is a town in Marion County, United States. The population was 1,322 at the 2010 census, up from 1,286 in 2000, it is part of TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Powells Crossroads is located at 35°11′1″N 85°28′58″W, it is situated in the Sequatchie Valley around the intersection of State Route 283 and State Route 27. Whitwell lies just opposite the Sequatchie River. Walden Ridge, much of it protected by Prentice Cooper State Forest, rises prominently to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,286 people, 485 households, 392 families residing in the town; the population density was 294.0 people per square mile. There were 509 housing units at an average density of 116.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.22% White, 0.16% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.98. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,650, the median income for a family was $42,727. Males had a median income of $33,611 versus $22,500 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,536. About 5.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 and over.

Powells Crossroads was the filming location for parts of the 1984 movie Starman. The lake on which Karen Allen's character lived is located in the Prentice Cooper State Forest and is called Crater Lake; the truck stop scene at "Bowdarks" was filmed nearby, at the Martin Springs exit on I-24. Media related to Powells Crossroads, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Powells Crossroads — information on local government and link to charter

Amaechi Muonagor

Amaechi Monago is a Nigerian actor and producer. In 2016, he was nominated for AMVCA 2017 Best Actor In A Comedy. Amaechi Monago is from Obosi village in Idemili, Anambra State in Nigeria, he attended St. Mary’s Primary School, Oraifite Grammar School before he furthered his education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he studied Economics and graduated in 1987, he has four kids. In 1989 after his youth service, Amaechi started working for NAN, he left his job a few years for an acting role in his first movie as Akunatakasi in Taboo 1, a Nigerian movie. In 2016, there were numerous publications on websites that claimed Amaechi was ill and suffering from diabetes. Since Amaechi hasn't appeared or featured in any movie. There has been rumours about him quitting the movie industry. Igodo- 1999 Aki na Ukwa - 2002 His Last Action - 2008 Sincerity - 2009 Without Goodbye - 2009 Most Wanted Kidnappers - 2010 Jack and Jill - 2011 Village Rascal - 2012 Evil World - 2015 Ugonma - 2015 Code of Silence - 2015 Spirits - 2016 ROSEMARY

Columbian Dyip

Columbian Dyip is a professional basketball team playing in the Philippine Basketball Association. The team is owned by Columbian Autocar Corporation and played under the Kia and Mahindra names. On April 10, 2014, Columbian Autocar Corporation, along with Manila North Tollways Corporation and Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. were approved by the PBA Board of Governors to become expansion teams for the 2014–15 PBA season. Upon entry to the PBA, the three teams will select players from a dispersal draft in July consisting of unprotected current PBA players and free agents, they will get to pick rookies in the 2014 PBA draft in August. On June 9, 2014, the team held a press conference, announcing that boxer Manny Pacquiao will coach their team in the 2014–15 season. After announcing his intentions to join the draft, Pacquiao was picked 11th overall in the first round by the Kia team, thus becoming a playing coach. A naming contest was held to determine the team's name. On August 24, 2014, hours after the 2014 PBA draft, Columbian Autocar Corporation president Ginia Domingo announced that they would take the moniker "Sorento", the name of their top-selling Kia sports utility vehicle in the Philippines and United States.

Prior to obtaining its official moniker, the team was dubbed as "The Kia Kamao", a call back to Pacquiao's nickname "Pambansang Kamao". The Sorento marked their first win in franchise history after they defeated their fellow expansion team Blackwater Elite in the opening of the 2014–15 PBA season at the Philippine Arena, they finished 11th in the Philippine Cup. For the 2015 Commissioner's Cup, the team changed its name to "Kia Carnival" to promote the introduction of the 2015 model of its namesake minivan; the team signed Puerto Rican player Peter John Ramos as their reinforcement. In the 2015 Governors' Cup, the team selected Senegalese national team center Hamady N'diaye and Taiwanese stalwart Jet Chang as imports; the team created history by having Taiwanese imports in the league. On July 15, 2015, team managers Eric Pineda and Joe Ramos announced that the team will play the 2015–16 season as the "Mahindra Enforcer"; the name change reflects the thrust of the company to introduce the Mahindra automobile brand.

Mahindra Enforcer became the first team in the PBA to have its own training facility, with the unveiling of "The Hardcourt" on March 12, 2016. The Hardcourt, which contains a swimming pool, a weights room, is located within the grounds of Azure Urban Resort and Residences in Bicutan, Parañaque; the facility will have a basketball shooting machine. For the 2016 Commissioner's Cup, the team signed the American player Augustus Gilchrist as their reinforcement During the 2016 Governor's Cup, the Enforcers made their best start in their franchise history with 4–0 record; the franchise made their first PBA playoff appearance but they lost to the Meralco Bolts in the quarterfinals. On October 30, 2016, during the draft day, the team announced that the team will play 2016–17 season as the "Mahindra Floodbuster" to introduce the flood-proof variant of the Mahindra Enforcer, the Floodbuster. On July 6, 2017, seven days before the 2017 Governors' Cup, the team announced that the team will play as the "Kia Picanto" to introduce the all new Kia Picanto.

On April 3, 2018, the PBA announced that the team will play as the "Columbian Dyip" starting in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. This is the third brand to be used after Kia and Mahindra. Records from the 2019 PBA season:*one-game playoffs**team had the twice-to-beat advantage Kia Picanto draft history Official website

List of animals in the Galápagos Islands

This is a list of animals that live in the Galápagos Islands. Galápagos fur seal Galápagos rice rat Galápagos sea lion Hoary bat Eastern red bat, Galapagos subspecies Bottlenose dolphin Blainville's beaked whale Cuvier's beaked whale Galápagos tortoise Green sea turtle Marine iguana Galápagos land iguana Lava lizard Galápagos pink land iguana American flamingo American yellow warbler Blue-footed booby Brown noddy Brown pelican Cattle egret Darwin's finches Flightless cormorant Galápagos dove Galápagos flycatcher Galapagos shearwater Galapagos martin Galápagos hawk Galápagos penguin Great blue heron Great egret Great frigatebird Lava gull Lava heron Magnificent frigatebird Nazca booby Osprey Peregrine falcon Red-billed tropicbird Red-footed booby Striated heron Swallow-tailed gull Waved albatross Yellow-crowned night heron Galapagos mockingbird Hood mockingbird Floreana mockingbird San Cristobal mockingbird Galapagos rail Galápagos damsel Scalloped hammerhead shark Whitetip reef shark Red-lipped or Galápagos batfish Spotted eagle ray Golden cownose ray Razor surgeon fish King angelfish Galapagos reef fish Whale shark Galapagos shark There are around 200 beetle species including: Stenodontes molarius Calosoma Trox suberosus Gersteckeria Cicindela There are about twenty native ant species, a few wasps and only one bee in the Galápagos, including: Carpenter ant The introduced little fire ant Carpenter bee Eight species of butterfly and many species of moth are known from the Galápagos.

Galápagos sulphur butterfly Galápagos silver fritillary Painted ladies Monarch butterfly Queen butterfly Galápagos blue butterfly Large-tailed skipper Green hawkmoth Hawkmoth Rustic sphinx Footmen moths Noctuid moth Praying mantis Grasshoppers, locusts and crickets—Orthoptera Galápagos scorpion Common yellow scorpion Several species of centipedes, including Sally Lightfoot crab Over fifty species of spiders, including the giant crab spider, the smaller Selenops, the endemic Lathrodectes apicalis, Argiope argentata and Neoscona oaxacensis "Galapagos Species Checklist". Retrieved 8 March 2019. "About Galapagos Animals". Retrieved 17 August 2014. "Lecture, John Merck, The terrestrial community". Retrieved 14 January 2015. "TerraQuest - Virtual Galápagos: Wildlife - Island Life - Insects". Retrieved 14 January 2015