Nikolaos "Nikos" Filippou is a retired Greek professional basketball player. At a height of 2.02 m, he played at the power forward position.. As a member of the Greek club Aris, Filippou won 5 Greek Cups, he played at 3 EuroLeague Final Fours with Aris. In 1991, he moved to PAOK, with them he won the Greek League championship in 1992, he played at the EuroLeague Final Four with PAOK in 1993. He played with the Greek club Papagou. Filippou is a member of Eurobasket.com website's Greek Basketball Hall of Fame. Filippou was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball teams that won the gold medal at EuroBasket 1987, the silver medal at EuroBasket 1989, he played with Greece at the 1986 FIBA World Championship. As the team manager of the senior men's Greek national basketball team, he won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2005, the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. 9× Greek League Champion: 5× Greek Cup Winner: Eurobasket.com website's Greek Basketball Hall of Fame EuroBasket 1987: Gold EuroBasket 1989: Silver FIBA EuroLeague Profile FIBA Profile FIBA Profile 2
Vavpča Vas pri Dobrniču is a settlement in the Municipality of Trebnje in eastern Slovenia. It lies in a small valley north of Dobrnič. Traditionally the area was part of Lower Carniola; the municipality is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region. The name of the settlement was changed from Vavpča vas to Vavpča vas pri Dobrniču in 1955; the settlement was first mentioned in written sources in 1335 as Amanstorf. The Slovene name is derived from *Valpťa vas, literally'reeve's village', from the Slovene common noun valpot'chief steward at a manor'; the medieval German attestations of the name are based on the Middle High German word amman or ambetman'steward'. Compare Vavta vas. Vavpča Vas pri Dobrniču at Geopedia
Pterostylis ventricosa is a described and critically endangered species of orchid endemic to a small area of New South Wales. As with similar orchids, the flowering plants differ from those; the non-flowering plants have a rosette of leaves but the flowering plants lack a rosette at the base but have up to six tiny green and brown flowers. Pterostylis ventricosa is a terrestrial, deciduous, herb with an underground tuber and when not flowering, a rosette of four to nine dark green, egg-shaped leaves which lie flat on the ground; each leaf is 3–12 mm long and 3–6 mm wide. Flowering plants have up to six well-spaced flowers 10–13 mm long and about 5 mm wide borne on a thin, wiry spike 80–300 mm high. One or two leaf rosettes are arranged on the side of the flowering spike; the flowers are swollen at the base and taper towards a bright reddish-brown tip. The dorsal sepal and petals are fused; the dorsal sepal is erect near the base but curves forward and is 13–16 mm long and 5–8 mm wide. The petals are longer than the dorsal sepal.
The lateral sepals are erect, held against the galea with thread-like tips about 3mm long reaching just past the top of the galea. The labellum is about 5 mm long, 2 mm wide, dark brown and white and visible above the sinus; this greenhood was first formally described in 2008 by D. L. Jones who gave it the name Speculantha ventricosa and published the description in The Orchadian. In 2010, Gary Backhouse changed the name to Pterostylis ventricosa; the specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "pot-bellied" or "bulging". The tiny greenhood grows in tall forest with a dense understorey, but sometimes in disturbed areas, including roadsides, it occurs near Nowra and Mittagong. Pterostylis ventricosa is classed as "critically endangered" under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act; the main threats to the species are land clearing, disturbance by off-road vehicles, grazing by livestock and illegal collection
As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, the discoverers can submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, explains the meanings of those names. Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year. Recent citations can be found on the JPL Small-Body Database; until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names and updated the collection. Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets, Schmadel researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of, named prior to World War II; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.
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Comedown Machine is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on March 2013, through RCA Records; the band decided to pull a media blackout for the album, with no promotion in the form of television appearances, photoshoots, live shows, or tours. The cover artwork was designed to resemble an old RCA tape reel box. Comedown Machine received positive reviews from critics, was placed at number 41 on the NME's list of the "50 Best Albums of 2013". Before the release of the album the song "One Way Trigger" was released as a free download and was made available for streaming via YouTube and SoundCloud, as a free download via the band's official website on January 25, 2013. Julian Casablancas posted a stylized lyric sheet for the song, designed by long-time collaborator Warren Fu, on his official website on January 30, 2013. "All the Time" was released as a digital download on February 19, 2013 and released as a 7-inch single on April 20, 2013 and contained "Fast Animals" as the B-side.
Media response to Comedown Machine was favorable. "Whether you're in an Is This It vortex or not, this is The Strokes and they've returned with their most thought-provoking and sexiest record yet," said Kieran Mayall of Clash magazine. James Skinner of BBC Music added, "Although plenty of the group’s signature sounds are present and correct, they form the backdrop to an unexpectedly wide range of styles and approaches." In contrast, Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone questioned why the album was "an official Strokes album instead of another Casablancas solo album." Without much promotional effort, Comedown Machine entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 10 but became the band's first album not to debut within the top three. The album did, give the band their fifth consecutive appearance in the top ten, it reached No.10 in the US with an entry sales week of 41,000 units, the band's weakest performance since Is This It in 2001. As of 2014 it has sold 77,454 copies in US. All tracks are written by the Strokes