Lie Kim Hok (nom) by Crisco 1492. Lie Kim Hok (1853–1912) was a peranakan Chinese teacher, writer, and social worker active in the Dutch East Indies and styled the "father of Chinese Malay literature". Lie is considered influential to the colony's journalism, linguistics, and literature. According to Ahmad Adam, he is best remembered for his literary works. Several of his writings were printed multiple times, and Sair Tjerita Siti Akbari was adapted for the stage and screen.
Artur Phleps (nom) by Peacemaker67. Artur Gustav Martin Phleps (1881–1944) was an Austro-Hungarian, Romanian and German army officer, who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS in the Waffen-SS during World War II. In addition to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, Phleps was awarded the German Cross in Gold, and after he was killed in September 1944 he was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.
Three-dollar piece (nom) by Wehwalt. The three-dollar piece was a gold coin produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1854 to 1889. Authorized by the Act of 21 February 1853 the coin was designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. The obverse bears a representation of Lady Liberty wearing a headdress of a Native American princess and the reverse a wreath of corn, wheat, cotton and tobacco.
Tylopilus felleus (nom) by Casliber and Sasata. The Tylopilus felleus, commonly known as the bitter bolete or the bitter tylopilus, is a fungus of the bolete family. Its distribution includes east Asia, northern Europe and eastern North America, extending south into Mexico and Central America. A mycorrhizal species, it grows in deciduous and coniferous woodland, often fruiting under beech and oak.
Thomas Ellison (nom) by Shudde. Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison (c. 1867–1904) was a New Zealand rugby union player and lawyer. He led the first New Zealand representative rugby team organised by the New Zealand Rugby Football Union on their 1893 tour of Australia. Ellison also played in the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team on their epic 107-match tour, scoring 113 points and 43 tries with the side.
Six featured lists were promoted this week.
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (nom) by SoapFan12. The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series is an Emmy Award that originated at the 12th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1985. It is presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of a young actor below the age of 25, who has delivered an outstanding performance in a role while working within the daytime drama industry.
List of Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (nom) by Vensatry. India has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1957, a year after the incorporation of the category. The Film Federation of India appoints a committee to choose one film among those released that year to be submitted as India's official entry to the Oscars for a nomination for Best Foreign Film the following year. The chosen films, along with their English subtitles, are sent to the Academy, where they are screened for the jury. As of 2013 three films were accepted as nominees, but none of them won the award.
List of sieges of Gibraltar (nom) by HJ Mitchell. There have been fourteen recorded sieges of Gibraltar, but only five resulted in a change of rule. The modern territory of Gibraltar occupies a peninsula, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long and 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide, on the southern Iberian coast. Despite its size, Gibraltar's strategic location at the western entrance to the Mediterranean Sea and just across the eponymous Strait from Morocco in North Africa, as well as its natural defensibility, have made it one of the most fought-over places in Europe.
30 Seconds to Mars discography (nom) by Earthh. The discography of 30 Seconds to Mars, an American rock band, consists of four studio albums, three extended plays, eleven singles, three promotional singles and eleven music videos. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1998 by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto, with Tomo Miličević joining the band later. The band's eponymous debut album was released through Immortal and Virgin Records in August 2002.
List of Governors of Michigan (nom) by Dana boomer. The Governor of Michigan is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Michigan, and serves as the commander-in-chief of the state's militia forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws; the power to either approve or veto appropriation bills passed by the Michigan Legislature; the power to convene the legislature; and the power to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. He or she is also empowered to reorganize the legislative branch of the state government.
List of Kings Island attractions (nom) by Dom497. Kings Island is a 364-acre (147 ha) theme park located in Mason, Ohio, 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Cincinnati. Since the opening of the amusement park in 1972, at least one attraction has been added every year except four years. The park is known to have attractions such as Flight of Fear, which was the world's first linear induction motor launched roller coaster, and The Beast which has held the record for the world's longest wooden roller coaster since its opening in 1979.
Ten featured pictures were promoted this week.
PlayStation 2 (nom, related article) created by Evan-Amos and nominated by Crisco 1492. The PlayStation 2 is a video game console manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on 4 March 2000 in Japan, followed by North America and Europe later the same year. The sixth-generation console competed with the Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. It went on to become the best-selling video game console of all time, selling over 150 million units.
Moshe Ya'alon (nom, related article) created by Reuven Kapuscinski and nominated by Tomer T. Moshe Ya'alon (born 1950) is an Israeli politician and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. He currently serves as Defense Minister.
Inca Tern (nom, related article) created by Fiorellino and nominated by Brandmeister. The Inca Tern (Larosterna inca) is a seabird in the family Sternidae, and is the only member of the genus Larosterna. This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt current. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet.
Bar-throated Minla (nom, related article) created and nominated by JJ Harrison. The Bar-throated Minla (Minla strigula) is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family. It has traditionally been placed in the genus Minla. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Hooded Pitta (nom, related article) created and nominated by JJ Harrison. The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a passerine bird. It is common in eastern and south-eastern Asia and Maritime south-east Asia, where it lives in different types of forests as well as on plantations and other cultivated areas.
Ekaterina Skudina (nom, related article) created by Platon Shilikov and nominated by Tomer T. Ekaterina Skudina (born 1981) is a Russian sailor, who reached fourth place at the 2012 Olympic Games with her team.
Snow leopard (nom, related article) created by Tambako The Jaguar and nominated by Nikhilb239. The snow leopard is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. The classification of this species has been subject to change, and as of 2000, it is still classified as Uncia uncia by MSW3 and CITES Appendix I. However, with more recent genetic studies, the snow leopard is now generally considered as Panthera uncia and classified as such by IUCN.
Muammar Gaddafi (nom, related article) created by Jesse B. Awalt and nominated by Cowtowner. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (c. 1942–2011) was a Libyan revolutionary and politician, who de facto ruled Libya for 42 years. Taking power in a 1969 coup d'etat, he ruled as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brother Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011, when he was ousted in the Libyan civil war.