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Blood Oranges

The Blood Oranges were an American alternative country band that formed in the late 1980s. The founding members were Jim Ryan, Bob Kendall replaced by Liz Wood, Andy Churchill replaced by Mark Spencer, Ron Ward. Cheri Knight took over on bass guitar in 1990. Between 1990 and 1994 they released two full albums and one EP. Trouser Press described them as "one of America's finest and least formulaic roots-rock combos." The group disbanded in 1994. In 1995, Mark Spencer left the band to tour with Lisa Loeb. Jim Ryan and Cheri Knight have gone on to other musical projects, the band reunited to record the song "Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet" for the 2003 soundtrack of the movie The Slaughter Rule. 1991: Corn River 1994: The Crying Tree 1992: Lone Green Valley 2002: Various Artists - The Slaughter Rule - track 8, "Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet" Blood Oranges at AllMusic Blood Oranges discography at Discogs

Belgo-Congolese Round Table Conference

The Belgo-Congolese Round Table Conference was a meeting organized in two parts in 1960 in Brussels between on the one side representatives of the Congolese political class and chiefs and on the other side Belgian political and business leaders. The round table meetings led to the adoption of sixteen resolutions on the future of the Belgian Congo and its institutional reforms. With a broad consensus, the date for independence was set on June 30, 1960; the idea for a round table conference was first formulated in 1959 by the Congolese Labour Party. It gathered support from the Belgian Socialist Party; the idea of a bilateral conference aimed at organizing the independence of the Belgian colony was in turn adopted by the minister of Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi, August de Schryver, the leader of the Christian Social Party, Belgium's largest political party at the time. Several factors contributed to this idea taking shape, including: Grassroots activism around popular figures like Joseph Kasa-Vubu and Patrice Lumumba The riots of January 1959 in Léopoldville, the worsening security climate and the rising feeling of insecurity among colonial settlers.

The general sentiment of the inevitable and irreversible process of the decolonization of Africa. Deteriorating local economy; the failure of King Baudouin's second visit to Belgian Congo in December 1959 which didn't allow the political tensions to be reduced. The creation of a large scale Belgian-Congolese dialogue was compatible with a speech from Belgian King Baudouin broadcast on January 13, 1959. Where he expressed the desire to "lead the Congolese populations, without harmful procrastination, but without thoughtless haste, toward independence, in prosperity, in peace."On January 3, 1960, the Belgian government announced it was convening a round table conference with the goal of helping the Congolese transition from colonial rule to independence. A number of traditional chiefs were invited to the Round Table Conference to reduce the proportion of key independence figures in the delegations; the following is a complete list of the Congolese delegates and their Belgian advisers to the first conference: Alliance des Bakongo Effective members - Edmond Nzeza-Nlandu, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Daniel Kanza Deputy members - Philibert Luyeye, Simon Nzeza, Emmanuel Kini, Joseph Yumbu Advisors - J. van Bilsen Alliance des Bayanzi Effective members - Gaston Midu Deputy members - Wenceslas Mbueny Alliance Rural Progressiste Effective members - Gervais Bahizi, Sangara Deputy members - Téodomie Nzamu Kwereka, Albert Kalinda Advisers - Coulet Association Générale des Baluba du Katanga Effective members - Jason Sendwe Deputy members - Rémy Mwamba Advisers - A. Doucy Association des Ressortisants du Haut-Congo Effective members - Jean Bolikango Deputy members - Armand Bobanga Advisers - V. Promontorio Centre du Regroupement Africain Effective members - Anicet Kashamura Deputy members - Marcel Bisukiro Advisers - J. Terfve Confédération des associations tribales du Katanga Effective members - Moïse Tshombe, Jean-Baptiste Kibwe Deputy members - Charles Mutaka, François Kasongo Advisers - Humble Federation Generale du Congo Effective members - Henri Kasongo Advisers - Lacourt Mouvement National Congolais-Kalonji Effective members - Albert Kalonji, Joseph Iléo, Paul Ngandu Deputy members - Joseph Ngalula, Pierre Missa-Kabu Advisers - Jules Gérard-Libois Mouvement National Congolais-Lumumba Effective members - Patrice Lumumba, Joseph Kasongo, Jean-Marie Yumba Deputy members - Sebastien Ikolo, Jean-Pierre Finant, Bruno Bukasa Advisers - E. Loliki Parti National du Progrès Effective members - Jérome Anany, Jean-Marie Kititwa, Alphonse Ilunga, Albert Delvaux, Antoine Lopes, André Anekonzapa, Paul Bolya, André-Marie Edindali, Ferdinand Essendja, Léopold Likinda, Sylvestre Mudingayi Deputy members - Dominique Mubanga, Joseph Kulumba, Lius Witshima, Michel Atoka, Pierre Mombele, Ignoce Kanga, Revocato Kapepa, Gilbert Pongo, Romain Telu, Victor Kande, Ekwe Advisers - H. Simonet, Cambier Parti du Peuple Effective members - Alphonse Nguvulu Deputy members - Antoine Mandungu Advisers - F. Périn Parti Solidaire Africain Effective members - Cléophas Kamitatu, Sylvain Kama, Justin Matiti Deputy members - Valentin Lubuma, Christian Mafuta Advisers - Spitaels-Evrard Union Congolaise Effective members - Gabriel Kitenge Deputy members - Joseph Shango Advisers - A. Rubens Équateur Province Effective members - Jean-Médard Ilumbe, Eugéne N'Djoku, Innocent Abamba Deputy members - Engulu, Mosamba Kasaï Province Effective members - Jonas Mangolo, Emeri Penesenga Deputy members - Michel Ohanga, Louis Tshimbambe, Emery Wafwana, Katomba Katanga Province Effective members - Paul Bako Ditende, Antoine Mwenda-Munongo Deputy members - Léon Ilunga, Kabembe Kivu Province Effective members - Henry Simba, Omari Penemizenga Deputy members - Joseph Tshomba Léopoldville Province Effective members - Michel Mputela Deputy members - Henri Ilenda Orientale Province Effective members - François Kupa, Sabiti Mabe Deputy members - Busimbo Yaele, Joachim Bateko, Joseph Lionga J. Maisin G. Mineur Edouard Bayona, a Congolese attaché to the Belgian government, was appointed to attend the conference.

Journalist and future Congolese dictator Joseph-Désiré Mobutu attended the conference as Patrice

2023 Netball World Cup

The 2023 Netball World Cup will be the sixteenth staging of the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. The tournament will be held on dates to be confirmed at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa; this will mark the first time. The host city and venue was announced by the International Netball Federation on 8 March 2019, only months prior to the staging of the 2019 edition in Liverpool, England. Cape Town's bid, supported by the South African Government and the Western Cape province, was selected by the INF ahead of a bid by Auckland, New Zealand; the INF stated the Cape Town bid would "deliver a greater impact on the development of global netball" and cited the pledges by the South African Government to invest in preparation and development of the sport in the lead-up to the tournament. All matches at the event. Announcement of Host City – International Netball Federation

Astragalus filipes

Astragalus filipes is a species of milkvetch known by the common name basalt milkvetch. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Utah, where it grows in many types of habitat dry areas. Astragalus filipes is a clumpy perennial herb growing 30 to 90 centimeters tall; the leaves are up to 12 centimeters long and made up of several spaced leaflets which are linear to oval in shape. The open inflorescence holds up to 30 off-white to pale yellow flowers each 1 to 1.5 centimeters long. The fruit is a hanging legume pod up to 3 centimeters long, it is thin and dries to a papery texture. Media related to Astragalus filipes at Wikimedia Commons Jepson Manual Treatment - Astragalus filipes USDA Plants Profile Astragalus filipes - U. C. Photo gallery

George Herd

George Herd is a Scottish former footballer, who played for Inverness Thistle, Queen's Park, Sunderland, Vancouver Royal Canadians, Hartlepool United and Scotland. Herd began his professional football career in the Highland League with Inverness Thistle whilst undertaking his National Service at Fort George Barracks, just outside Inverness. Herd transferred from Inverness Thistle to Scottish Football League amateur club Queen's Park in 1956, he turned professional in May 1957 after moving to Clyde. In his first season at Clyde, he won the 1957–58 Scottish Cup and won his first Scotland cap, a 4–0 defeat to England in April 1958, he won a further four Scotland caps during his time at Clyde before departing for Sunderland in 1961 where he took up a coaching role in 1969. He had a spell at Hartlepool United in 1970–71 before retiring from playing. After his playing career, he had coaching spells at Newcastle Sunderland. Herd was appointed manager of Dumfries club Queen of the South in May 1980 where he worked with players such Allan Ball, Iain McChesney, George Cloy, Nobby Clark and Jimmy Robertson.

He left this position midway through the following season from which the club went on a promotion winning run. Herd joined Darlington in a coaching capacity. George Herd at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database George Herd at the Scottish Football Association Clyde FC Hall of Fame profile