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Baudouin of Belgium

Baudouin was King of the Belgians, following his father's abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the last Belgian king to be sovereign of the Congo, he was his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden. Because he and his wife, Queen Fabiola, had no children, at Baudouin's death the crown passed to his younger brother, King Albert II. Baudouin was born in the Château du Stuyvenberg, near Laeken, Brussels, in Belgium, in 1930, the elder son and second child of Prince Leopold, the Duke of Brabant, his first wife, Astrid of Sweden, his father became King of the Belgians, as Leopold III, in 1934 and Prince Baudouin became Duke of Brabant. Baudouin's mother died in 1935 in an automobile accident. Part of Leopold III's unpopularity was the result of a second marriage in 1941 to Mary Lilian Baels, an English-born Belgian commoner known as Princess de Réthy. More controversial had been Leopold's decision to surrender to Nazi Germany during the Second World War, when Belgium was invaded in 1940.

Though reinstated in a plebiscite, the controversy surrounding Leopold led to his abdication. During the war, following D-Day the king was deported by command of Adolf Hitler to Hirschstein. King Leopold III requested the Belgian Government and the Parliament to approve a law delegating his royal powers to his son, Prince Baudouin, who took the constitutional oath before the United Chambers of the Belgian Parliament as Prince Royal on 11 August 1950, he ascended the throne and became King of the Belgians upon taking the constitutional oath on 17 July 1951, one day following his father's abdication. The Congolese called the young king Mwana Kitoko. On 15 December 1960, Baudouin was married in Brussels to Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón; the King and Queen had no children. During Baudouin's reign the colony of Belgian Congo became independent. During the parade following the last ceremonial inspection of the Force Publique, the royal sabre of the king was momentarily stolen by Ambroise Boimbo; the photograph, taken by Robert Lebeck, was published in world newspapers, with some seeing the act as a humiliation for the king.

The next day the king attended the official reception. Baudouin and French President Charles de Gaulle were the two prominent world leaders at the state funerals of both John F. Kennedy in November 1963 and his predecessor General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower in March 1969, as the head of state of Belgium. At Kennedy's, he was accompanied by Paul-Henri Spaak, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and former three-time Prime Minister of Belgium. At Eisenhower's, he was accompanied by Prime Minister Gaston Eyskens. In 1976, on the 25th anniversary of Baudouin's accession, the King Baudouin Foundation was formed, with the aim of improving the living conditions of the Belgian people, he was the 1,176th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain, bestowed upon him in 1960, the 930th Knight of the Order of the Garter and the last living knight of the Papal Supreme Order of Christ. Baudouin was a devout Roman Catholic. Through the influence of Leo Cardinal Suenens, Baudouin participated in the growing Renewal Movement and went on pilgrimages to the French shrine of Paray-le-Monial.

In 1990, when a law submitted by Roger Lallemand and Lucienne Herman-Michielsens that liberalised Belgium's abortion laws was approved by Parliament, he refused to give Royal Assent to the bill. This was unprecedented. However, due to his religious convictions, Baudouin asked the Government to declare him temporarily unable to reign so that he could avoid signing the measure into law; the Government under Wilfried Martens complied with his request on 4 April 1990. According to the provisions of the Belgian Constitution, in the event the King is temporarily unable to reign, the Government as a whole fulfills the role of Head of State. All members of the Government signed the bill, the next day the Government declared that Baudouin was capable of reigning again. In 1960, Baudouin declared the Belgian colony of Congo independent. During the declaration of independence, Baudouin delivered a contested speech in which he celebrated the acts of the first Belgian owner of the Congo, King Leopold II, whom he described as "a genius".

In the same event on the day of the independence, the first democratically elected prime minister of Congo, Patrice Lumumba, answered in a speech, critical for the Belgian regime. Lumumba mentioned the killing of many Congolese, the insults and humiliations and the slavery they suffered. Lumumba's speech started a harsh conflict between both men. After the independence of Congo, the rich province of Katanga set up a secession that received substantial military and financial support from the Belgian government and Belgian companies with business interests in this region. King Baudouin strengthened his relationships with the Katangese politician Moise Tshombé, whom he made a knight in the order of Leopold. In the meanwhile, the Belgian government as well as the CIA supported or organized themselves plans to murder Patrice Lumumba. In early December 1960, Patrice Lumumba and two colleagues were imprisoned in military barracks about 150 kilometers from Leopoldville, they were underfed and mistreated rel

Cucurbita digitata

Cucurbita digitata is a species of flowering plant in the squash family known by the common names fingerleaf gourd and bitter squash. It is similar to Cucurbita californica, Cucurbita cordata, Cucurbita cylindrata, Cucurbita palmata and all these species hybridize readily; these species form the only restricted xerophyte species group in the genus Cucurbita. Each member of this species group is native to the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico where they are uncommon; each group member is found in arid regions with low rainfall. They prefer soil, loose and well-drained. C. digitata is native to northern Baja California at higher elevations, northern Sonora, southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico. The juvenile leaves of C. cylindrata, C. cordata, C. digitata, C. palmata show a high degree of similarity, but their mature leaves are visibly different, as are their root structures. C. palmata and C. digitata are sympatric, with C. palmata separating the ranges of C. digitata at the juncture of Baja California and Arizona.

C. digitata fruits are clear green mottle that turns yellow at maturity and round. It was first identified by Asa Gray in 1853. Cucurbita digitata is a hairy vining plant with palmate leaves having five fingerlike lobes, it is quite similar in appearance to its close relative, the coyote gourd Cucurbita palmata, but the lobes of its leaves are more slender. It has curling yellow flowers up to 5 centimeters wide; the fruit is a dark green squash, rounded or nearly rounded, with mottling and distinct white stripes. The bitter fruit is distasteful and not edible, although a few animals may hesitantly eat the flesh while trying to get at the seeds; each white seed is about a centimeter long and at 35% protein and 50% fat is a nutritious food. Jepson Manual Treatment: Cucurbita digitata Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Profile

Jung Bong

Bong Jung-keun is a South Korean former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds, in the KBO League with the LG Twins, he threw left-handed. Bong is considered one of the greatest hitting pitchers in Korean high school baseball history. While attending Shinil High School in Seoul, he was a regarded five-tool player and control pitcher in the Korean High School baseball league, playing as the team's 3rd batter and No.1 starter. In September 1996, as a freshman at Shinil High School, Bong was named the Best Pitcher in the 50th Golden Lion Flag National High School Baseball Championship, taking 4 of the team's 5 wins; as the team's leadoff hitter, he batted.353 with 6 hits in 17 at-bats. In May 1997, Bong led his team to its national title at the 52nd Blue Dragon Flag National High School Baseball Championship, going 11-for-16 with 9 RBIs as a batter and racking up 3 wins as a starting pitcher, he won batting, RBI and wins titles, was unanimously named the tournament MVP.

In August 1997, Bong competed for the South Korea national junior baseball team in the World Junior Baseball Championship held in Moncton, Canada. In the round robin phase, he went 15-for-25 with 11 RBIs and 13 runs, hit home runs in 4 consecutive games, playing in 5 preliminary games as a center fielder and relief pitcher. South Korea was eliminated by USA 7–0 in the quarterfinals, but Bong additionally accumulated 3 hits and 3 RBIs in the 5th–8th classification games, he finished the tournament with a.500 batting average, 14 RBIs and 4 home runs, was named the tournament MVP. He won the home run title and was selected to the All-Star team as an outfielder as well. In September 1997, Bong helped his team to capture another national title at the 51st Golden Lion Flag National High School Baseball Championship, he was named earning 4 out of the team's 5 wins as a utility pitcher. As a batter, Bong finished runner-up in batting and won the stolen bases title, Bong began his career with the Braves, pitching 6 innings in one game in 2002.

The next year, he was moved to the bullpen and pitched in 44 games, winning six and losing two, recorded his first save. With the Reds in 2004, he pitched 15 1⁄3 innings, losing one, he missed the whole 2005 season due to shoulder surgery, the Reds outrighted him to Triple-A Louisville after the season. The Reds released him on May 12, 2006. In 2008, with the LG Twins, Bong had 140 strikeouts, he helped Korea to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bong appeared in the 2009 World Baseball Classic against Japan as a starter, allowing 3 hits and scoring 2 strikeouts in 5​1⁄3 innings for a 1–0 victory. Bong retired from professional baseball on September 19, 2018, after 12 years playing for the LG Twins. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization Bong Jung-Keun at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Jung-Keun Bong at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine Bong Jung-keun Fancafe at Daum

2020 Montana elections

A general election in the state of Montana will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, with the primary elections being held on June 2, 2020. Voters elected one member to United States House of Representatives and all five state constitutional offices, among other elected offices. Incumbent Republican Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton was elected in 2016 with 55.5% of the vote. Stapleton has announced he would not seek re-election, instead running for the open U. S. House seat in Montana. Bowen Greenwood, clerk for the Montana State Supreme Court Christi Jacobsen, chief of staff to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton Forrest Mandeville, state representative Scott Sales, president of the Montana State Senate Corey Stapleton, incumbent Montana Secretary of State Bryce Bennett, state senator Incumbent Republican Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was re-elected in 2016 with 67.7% of the vote. Fox can not run for re-election. Fox decided to run for the Governor of Montana election. Jon Bennion, chief deputy Attorney General Austin Knudsen, former speaker of the Montana House of Representatives Kimberly Dudik, state representative Raph Graybill, chief legal counsel to Governor Steve Bullock Jim Cossitt, bankruptcy attorney John Morrison, former Montana State Auditor Three of five seats on the Montana Public Service Commission - Districts 2, 3 and 4 - are up for election on November 3, 2020, with party primaries scheduled for June 2.

Incumbent Republican Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale was elected in 2016 with 53.8% of the vote. Rosendale announced he would not seek re-election, instead opting to run for the open U. S. House seat in Montana. Troy Downing and candidate for U. S. Senate in 2018 Nelly Nicol, businesswoman Matt Rosendale, incumbent Montana State Auditor Shane Morigeau, state representative Incumbent Republican Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen was elected in 2016 with 51.6% of the vote. Elsie Arntzen, incumbent Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Melissa Romano, fourth grade teacher and nominee for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2016 The terms of Montana Supreme Court justices for Seats 5 and 6 expire at the end of 2020. A nonpartisan primary for the two seats is scheduled for June 2, the nonpartisan election on November 3. Montana LR-130, Remove Local Government Authority to Regulate Firearms Measure Montana C-46, Initiated Amendment Distribution Requirements Measure Montana C-47, Initiated Statute and Referendum Distribution Requirements Amendment Official campaign websites for Secretary of StateBryce Bennett for Secretary of State Bowen Greenwood for Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen for Secretary of State Forrest Mandeville for Secretary of State Scott Sales for Secretary of StateOfficial campaign websites for Attorney GeneralJon Bennion for Attorney General Kimberly Dudik for Attorney General Raph Graybill for Attorney General Austin Knudsen for Attorney GeneralOfficial campaign websites for State AuditorTroy Downing for Auditor Shane Morigeau for Auditor Nelly Nicol for AuditorOfficial campaign websites for Superintendent of Public InstructionElsie Arntzen for Superintendent Melissa Romano for Superintendent

Boulder Towers

Boulder Towers is a large commercial building complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The complex consists of two twin high-rise buildings, Boulder Towers East Tower and Boulder Towers West Tower, which both rise 253 feet; each building contains 15 floors. The complex was constructed in 1960, consisting of only the West Tower; the Boulder Towers stand as the tallest twin towers in Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma. In addition, as of October, 2018, they are tied as the 18th-tallest buildings in Tulsa; the Boulder Towers are the 6th-tallest modern style skyscrapers in the city, behind the Cityplex Tower, the First Place Tower, the University Club Tower, Cityplex West Tower and the Liberty Towers complex. The first tower was built in 1959 for Skelly Oil Company, serving as Skelly's corporate headquarters; the company became defunct in 1974. The building was known as the Getty Building, until Texaco acquired Getty Oil in 1984. Getty built the twin second tower in 1980. In May, 1997, the K/B Fund IV, a Delaware general partnership located in Newport, California bought the Texaco complex for $7.25 million.

CB Richard Ellis Inc acquired the property through a merger with the investment fund. The new owner renamed the property Boulder Towers. Ellis spent 22 months and $3.0 million renovating the complex. According to the Tulsa World, the occupancy rose from 35 percent before the Ellis acquisition to about 75 percent after the renovations. List of tallest buildings in Tulsa Buildings of Tulsa Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent - image of the Boulder Towers

Uruttu Chenda

Uruttu Chenda is a type of "Chenda" or drum used to play variations in Chenda music. It is used to lead the orchestra, it is called the ""Pramanavadhya"". The "Chenda Vattam" of the "Uruttu Chenda" is always the "Edam Thala" or the "Left Head", made of soft, single cow skin; the meaning of "uruttu" in Malayalam language is "rolling". The artist produce sound on "Uruttu Chenda" by rolling his right hand wrist. During the first beat the palm holding the stick will face the artist during the second beat the palm would face the opposite side; this is done by rolling the wrist. The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used in the state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu of Karnataka State in India. In Tulu Nadu it is known as chande, it has a diameter of one foot. Both ends are covered with the "Chenda Vattam"; the animal skin is of a cow, in a traditional Chenda other skins are not used, to have a quality sound the skin from the abdominal part of the cow is taken. The Chenda is suspended from the drummers. Though both sides can be used for playing, only one is beaten.

Using two sticks, the drummer strikes the upper parchment. Depending upon the size and function of the Chenda, they are classified as, "Veekku Chenda" or "Acchan Chenda", "Uruttu Chenda", "Muri Chenda" etc. Chenda Veekku Chenda Panchavadyam Thayambaka Panchari melam Pandi melam Kanyarkali http://www.chendamelam.net http://www.chendamelam.info