This week's "Features and admins" covers Sunday 17 – Saturday 23 April
The Signpost welcomes RHM22 (nom) as our newest admin. He specialises in numismatics and has collaborated to bring three articles and one list to featured status. RHM, from the US, will focus among other things on merging mistitled pages and helping to work through administrative backlogs.
President Kennedy greets US Peace Corps volunteers in August 1961, just five months after he announced the establishment of the volunteer program (see the new featured sound). The Corps promotes cultural understanding between Americans and others.
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, 1676–1749, a significant baroque French composer and keyboardist. One of his movements for organ is among the new featured sounds.
A new featured picture by User:Alchemist-hp: zirconium, a metallic element, here in the form of crystalline bars and a pure cube for comparison
A new featured picture: an electric locomotive of the class Škoda ChS8, produced by the Czech engineering firm Škoda that survived the transition from communism to capitalism
New featured topic: New York State Route 28, which extends in the shape of a "C" for some 280 miles (450 km)
Amar Rabbi Elazar (nom; related article), performed by Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and choir in 1919 for Edison Records. The text begins, roughly, "Said Rabbi Elazar, quoting Rabbi Chaninah, Scholars increase the levels of peace in the world." In Judaism, this passage is commonly used in the Sunday morning service.
Bird blinking (nom; related article), the nictitating membrane of a Masked Lapwing, as it closes; the photograph also shows the bird's spectacular yellow skin. After comments by a reviewer, the image was sharpened, sun reflection removed, and chromatic aberration corrected. (Created by User:99of9.) picture at bottom
One topic was promoted: New York State Route 28 (nom), with two featured articles and two good articles. This state highway extends for some 280 miles (450 km) in the shape of a "C" (nominator Mitch32). picture at right
New featured picture: a Masked Lapwing blinks, showing the function of its "third eye", a translucent membrane that protects and moistens while maintaining vision
Information about new admins at the top is drawn from their user pages and RfA texts, and occasionally from what they tell us directly.
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