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World Register of Marine Species

The World Register of Marine Species is a taxonomic database that aims to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms. The content of the registry is edited and maintained by scientific specialists on each group of organism; these taxonomists control the quality of the information, gathered from the primary scientific literature as well as from some external regional and taxon-specific databases. WoRMS maintains valid names of all marine organisms, but provides information on synonyms and invalid names, it is an ongoing task to maintain the registry, since new species are being discovered and described by scientists. Subsets of WoRMS content are made available, can have separate badging and their own home/launch pages, as "subregisters", such as the World List of Marine Acanthocephala, World List of Actiniaria, World Amphipoda Database, so on; as of December 2018 there were 60 such taxonomic subregisters, including a number presently under construction. A second category of subregisters comprises regional species databases such as the African Register of Marine Species, Belgian Register of Marine Species, etc. while a third comprises thematic subsets such as the World Register of Deep-Sea species, World Register of Introduced Marine Species, etc.

In all of these cases, the base data are entered and held once only as part of the WoRMS data system for ease of maintenance and data consistency, are redisplayed as needed in the context of the relevant subregister or subregisters to which they may belong. Certain subregisters expand content beyond the original "marine" concept of WoRMS by including freshwater or terrestrial taxa for completeness in their designated area of interest. WoRMS was founded in 2008 and grew out of the European Register of Marine Species and the UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms, compiled by Jacob van der Land at the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden It is funded by the European Union and hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute in Ostend, Belgium. WoRMS has established formal agreements with several other biodiversity projects, including the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and the Encyclopedia of Life. In 2008, WoRMS stated that it hoped to have an up-to-date record of all marine species completed by 2010, the year in which the Census of Marine Life was completed.

As of February 2018, WoRMS contained listings for 480,931 marine species names of which 240,633 are valid marine species. Their goal is to have a listing for each of the more than 240,000 marine species. VLIZ hosts the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera, using a common infrastructure. AlgaeBase Catalog of Fishes Census of Marine Life Ocean Biogeographic Information System Official website Horton, Tammy. "Improving nomenclatural consistency: a decade of experience in the World Register of Marine Species". European Journal of Taxonomy. 0. Doi:10.5852/ejt.2017.389. ISSN 2118-9773. Vandepitte, Leen. "A decade of the World Register of Marine Species – General insights and experiences from the Data Management Team: Where are we, what have we learned and how can we continue?". PLOS ONE. 13: e0194599. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194599. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 5889062. PMID 29624577

Junaid Khan (cricketer)

Mohammad Junaid Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who bowls left arm fast. He is the first player from Swabi to qualify for the Pakistan national cricket team, his cousin, the leg-spinner Yasir Shah, followed his path later. After an injury to Sohail Tanvir on the eve of the 2011 World Cup, Khan was called up as his replacement, with no experience in international cricket. Khan did not play in the tournament, made his One Day International debut in April 2011. In June that year Khan represented Lancashire County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket. In August 2018, he was one of 33 players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board. No cricketer had come from Swabi before and Khan didn't take an interest in cricket initially, he was introduced to hard ball set up by his cousin. At age 16 he was measured as the fastest bowler in the NWFP Twenty/20 competition. Khan said, "Some of my team mates suggested. I was in two minds but afterwards I was relieved that I attended the trials, as Ehteshamuddin spotted me and told me that I had potential and that I should go to Lahore".

Khan made his first-class debut on 24 January 2007 at the age of 17. Playing for Abbottabad against Multan, his first wicket was that of Majid Majeed; the match ended in a draw and Khan finished with four wickets for 57 runs. For four years he took wickets for his domestic team Abottabad and he was the team's chief strike bowler, he played for Abbottabad Falcons in the Faysal Bank Twenty20. In the 2008/09 season, Khan represented the Khan Research Laboratories cricket team and played for them in the final of the 2008/09 Quaid-i-Azam Trophy. Khan played for Pakistan A. In the unofficial Test series between Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A in 2010, Khan was his team's leading wicket-taker with ten from two matches. Following the recurrence of a knee injury to Sohail Tanvir, the uncapped Khan was added in Pakistan's squad for the 2011 World Cup, he was forced to wait for his ODI debut. When Pakistan toured the West Indies for two Tests, five ODIs, a T20I in April and May Khan was included in the squad. On 21 April, Khan went wicketless in the match.

Two days Khan, Mohammad Salman, Hammad Azam made their ODI debuts against West Indies. Opening the bowling with Wahab Riaz, Khan conceded 49 runs from 10 overs without taking a wicket. Pakistan won the series 3–2 and Khan finished with three wickets from five matches, making him the team's fourth highest wicket-taker, his first ODI wicket was that of Marlon Samuels. In May, Pakistan toured Ireland for a two-match ODI series. Khan was Man of the Match in the first fixture, taking four wickets for twelve runs to help Pakistan to a seven-wicket victory. Pakistan won the series 2–0 and Khan finished as the second-highest wicket-taker for the series with six at an average of 10.83. On the advice of former Pakistan and Lancashire all-rounder Wasim Akram, Lancashire signed Khan on "modest terms" according to coach Mike Watkinson to play for them in the Friends Life t20 in June with the possibility of playing in the County Championship. Problems with his visa meant Khan's Lancashire debut was delayed and it was not until 27 June that he represented Lancashire for the first time in a twenty20 match.

That month Khan made his County Championship debut against Durham, stepping in for the injured Farveez Maharoof, Lancashire's other overseas player. While playing for Lancashire he took career best t20 bowling figures of 3/12 against the Derbyshire Falcons. During his spell with the club, Khan received advice from Akram on how to bowl in English conditions. In August, Khan was awarded a category C central contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board; when Pakistan toured Zimbabwe in September for a Test three ODIs and two T20Is, the national selectors took the opportunity to give inexperienced players an opportunity. Frontline bowlers Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul were rested and Khan was chosen as part of the squad. Although Khan had helped Lancashire reach t20 finals days, international selection meant that Khan would be unavailable to take part and would miss the end of the season with the club. On 1 September 2011, Khan made his Test debut against Zimbabwe; the coach, Waqar Younis, commented that though Khan had a successful spell with Lancashire he still had a lot to learn as a Test bowler.

Khan's sole wicket in the match, which Pakistan won, was that of batsman Craig Ervine caught and bowled. The following month, Pakistan played Sri Lanka in three Test, five ODIs, a T20I. On the opening day of the Test series, on a pitch suited to batting, Khan took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. Pakistan won the Test series 1–0, Khan contributed 12 wickets to the victory. During the fifth ODI he suffered the first injury of his career: a partial tear of the muscles in his abdomen; as a result, he was unable to play for six weeks and missed Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh in November and December. His match winning performance came during a T20 match against England. Khan was selected for the ODI squad for Australia's tour of Pakistan in UAE, August–September 2012, playing his first series against Australia; however he was excluded from the T20 side, hence being excluded from the T20 World Cup being held in Sri Lanka in September. This decision was criticised to be unjustified due to the selection of fast bowler Mohammad Sami and his recent performance against Sri L

Portugal at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Portugal sent a delegation to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada from 12–28 February 2010. This was the nation's sixth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games; the Portuguese delegation consisted of Danny Silva. He placed 95th in the 15 kilometre freestyle race. Portugal debuted in Olympic competition at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, have appeared in every Summer Olympics since; the nation made its first appearance in a Winter Olympic Games in 1952. Since their attendance has been sporadic, with the country making its second appearance in the 1988 Winter Games, they participated in 1994, 1998, 2006, but skipped the 1992 and 2002 editions. The delegation sent by Portugal to Vancouver consisted of a single athlete, the cross-country skiing competitor Danny Silva, he was chosen as the flag bearer for the closing ceremony. Danny Silva was 36 years old at the time of the Vancouver Olympics, he had represented Portugal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. His only event was the 15 kilometre freestyle, held on 15 February.

He finished with a time of 31 seconds, nearly 16 minutes behind the gold medallist. This time put him in last place of the competitors who took part in the race. Portugal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics