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Expo 67

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was known, was a general exhibition, Category One World's Fair held in Montreal, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating, it set the single-day attendance record for a world's fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day. Expo 67 was Canada's main celebration during its centennial year; the fair had been intended to be held in Moscow, to help the Soviet Union celebrate the Russian Revolution's 50th anniversary. The project was not well supported in Canada at first, it took the determination of Montreal's mayor, Jean Drapeau, a new team of managers to guide it past political and temporal hurdles. Defying a computer analysis that said it could not be done, the fair opened on time. After Expo 67 ended in October 1967, the site and most of the pavilions continued on as an exhibition called Man and His World, open during the summer months from 1968 until 1984.

By that time, most of the buildings—which had not been designed to last beyond the original exhibition—had deteriorated and were dismantled. Today, the islands that hosted the world exhibition are used as parkland and for recreational use, with only a few remaining structures from Expo 67 to show that the event was held there; the idea of hosting the 1967 World Exhibition dates back to 1957. "I believe it was Colonel Sevigny who first asked me to do what I could to bring Canada's selection as the site for the international exposition in 1967." Montreal's mayor, Sarto Fournier, backed the proposal, allowing Canada to make a bid to the Bureau International des Expositions. At the BIE's May 5, 1960 meeting in Paris, Moscow was awarded the fair after five rounds of voting that eliminated Austria's and Canada's bids. In April 1962, the Soviets scrapped plans to host the fair because of financial constraints and security concerns. Montreal's new mayor, Jean Drapeau, lobbied the Canadian government to try again for the fair, which they did.

On November 13, 1962, the BIE changed the location of the World Exhibition to Canada, Expo 67 went on to become the second-best attended BIE-sanctioned world exposition, after the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Several sites were proposed as the main Expo grounds. One location, considered was Mount Royal Park, to the north of the downtown core, but it was Drapeau's idea to create new islands in the St. Lawrence river, to enlarge the existing Saint Helen's Island; the choice overcame opposition from Montreal's surrounding municipalities, prevented land speculation. Expo did not get off to a smooth start; the main reason for the resignations was Mayor Drapeau's choice of the site on new islands to be created around the existing St. Helen's Island and that a computer program predicted that the event could not be constructed in time. Another more reason for the mass resignations was that on April 22, 1963, the federal Liberal government of Prime Minister Lester Pearson took power; this meant that former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative government appointees to the board of directors of the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition were forced to resign.

Canadian diplomat Pierre Dupuy was named Commissioner General, after Diefenbaker appointee Paul Bienvenu resigned from the post in 1963. One of the main responsibilities of the Commissioner General was to attract other nations to build pavilions at Expo. Dupuy would spend most of 1964 and 1965 soliciting 125 countries, spending more time abroad than in Canada. Dupuy's'right-hand' man was Robert Fletcher Shaw, the deputy commissioner general and vice-president of the corporation, he replaced a Diefenbaker appointee, C. F. Carsley, Deputy Commissioner General. Shaw was a professional engineer and builder, is credited for the total building of the Exhibition. Dupuy hired Andrew Kniewasser as the general manager; the management group became known as Les Durs—the tough guys—and they were in charge of creating and managing Expo. Les Durs consisted of: Jean-Claude Delorme, Legal Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation. To this group the chief architect Édouard Fiset was added. All ten were honoured by the Canadian government as recipients of the Order of Canada, Companions for Dupuy and Shaw, Officers for the others.

Jasmin wrote a book, in French, La petite histoire d'Expo 67, about his 45-month experience at Expo and created the Expo 67 Foundation to commemorate the event for future generations. As historian Pierre Berton put it, the cooperation between Canada's French- and English-speaking communities "was the secret of Expo's success—'the Québécois flair, the English-Canadian pragmatism.'" However, Berton points out that this is an over-simplification of national stereotypes. Arguably Expo did, for a short period anyway, bridge the'Two Solitudes.' In May 1963, a group of prominent Canadian thinkers—including Alan Jarvis, director of the National Gallery of Canada.

Bristol City W.F.C. (1990s)

Bristol City W. F. C. was a women's association football club based in Bristol in the 2000s. The club was affiliated to Bristol City F. C. and played in the South West Combination, FA Women's Premier League Southern Division, FA Women's Premier League National Division. The first women's team to represent Bristol City were not part of the football club, but were an independent team, Bristol United, with no affiliation to Bristol City. In 1990 they were invited to represent City by using the club's name. Four years City began work developing their own women's football section when fathers Roger Bowyer and Andy Baylis, began entering girls' teams in local 6-a-side leagues. From these beginnings a senior women's team grew, worked their way up the leagues, they won the South-West Combination in the 2001–02 season, winning promotion to the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division. It took them just two seasons in the Southern Division to win promotion to the FA Women's Premier League National Division, finishing the 2003–04 season with a record of 18 wins, three draws and three defeats to top the Southern table.

Promotion meant they would now play in the top flight of English women's football, where they would join local rivals Bristol Rovers in the National Division. City found life at the top of the women's game difficult, their stay in the National Division lasted for just a single season, they ended the 2004–05 campaign with just 9 points and were relegated straight back down to the Southern Division. Two years in May 2007, Bristol City announced that they would no longer fund a women's team; the club became part of the TeamBath group of sports teams. The name Bristol City returned to women's football in 2016, however. In a strange twist City took over, renamed, FA WSL side Bristol Academy. Although they had been renamed in the meantime, Academy were the same team, City's fierce rivals of the late 90s and early 2000s: Bristol Rovers, it was announced in November 2015 that Academy would become Bristol City W. F. C

Adolph Mongo

Adolph Mongo is an American political advisor and radio host. He resides in Detroit, where he is an on-air radio personality for 910 AM Superstation/WFDF, as the host of "Detroit in Black & White". Mongo has served as a political consultant to Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, 1998 Michigan Democratic Party Gubernatorial nominee Geoffrey Fieger, six Michigan Court of Appeals Judges, five Wayne County Circuit Court Judges, three Wayne County Prosecutors and two US Congresswomen, he served as a consultant for Matty Moroun, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge that links Detroit to Canada. It is the busiest international crossing in the U. S. Mongo was born January 15, 1954, in Detroit and was raised in Royal Oak Township, where he attended Oak Park Public Schools. While a Junior at Oak Park High School, Mongo served as managing editor of The Eagle American, the high school newspaper, he was the first African-American student to hold the position. During his Senior year, Mongo help lead Oak Park High School to their first state championship in track, where he earned All State Honors.

In 1972 Mongo was awarded the WJR Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism as an incoming Freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In May, 1976, Mongo graduated, he would attend Wayne State University, where he received a master's degree in Labor History in 1999. Following undergraduate graduation, Mongo joined the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves, he received a certificate in Photo Journalism from the Defense Information School in 1978. From 1978 until 1983, Mongo worked as a reporter for the Colorado Springs Sun, Frederick News-Post, the South Haven Daily Tribune and the Michigan Chronicle newspapers, he has appeared on the CNBC television program American Greed, as well as CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Mongo has been featured as an expert in Detroit politics by newspapers and publications throughout the United States, including: The Weekly Standard, The New York Times, The Washington Post and GQ, he has contributed as a columnist to The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, The Michigan Citizen, Deadline Detroit and has been a regular guest on 92.3 FM, Fox 2 News "Let It Rip," WDIV "Flash Point" and The Detroit News web program "Hold the Onions".

Two of Mongo's newspaper ads "Lynching is Still Legal in America" and "Sometimes a handshake and an acknowledgment makes a difference" sparked nationwide controversy in 2005 and 2006. Mongo is spotlighted in See Dick and Jen Run. In the book, Skubick highlights Mongo's involvement in the 2006 race for Michigan Governor, he is featured in Charlie LeDuff's, Detroit: An American Autopsy, in a chapter titled "Mongo". Adolph Mongo organized his first protest at the age of fourteen; when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the administrators at Clinton Junior High School refused to allow students to leave school early, to attend services at a church. Mongo led a walkout by black students in protest. During his senior year in high school, Mongo ran a last minute write-in campaign for Student Mayor of Oak Park, he won. From 1984 until 1991, Mongo served as Deputy Director of Public Information under the late Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young. In 1998, Mongo led a protest against the Detroit Medical Center, when a nursing supervisor at Sinai Hospital posted a sign outside a 74-year-old patient's room demanding that African-American's, including medical personnel, be excluded from entering his room.

The supervisor was fired. In 2005, Mongo's attack ads were credited for Kwame Kilpatrick's upset win over Freman Hendrix. In 2007, Mongo was instrumental in forcing the release of three students wrongly accused of killing a Taylor, Michigan woman, he organized several protests that culminated in Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy dropping the charges. The real killers were arrested and convicted to long prison sentences. In April 2011, Mongo led a boycott against the Detroit NAACP's 56th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner and called for NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony to resign his position. Mongo's complaint surrounded the "Great Expectations" Award Anthony gave Kid Rock, a native metro Detroiter, known to fly the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. Mongo stated "Rev. Anthony is making it OK for people like Kid Rock to fly the... flag." Mongo continued, "That flag stands for hate and bigotry."In 2016, Mongo ran State Senator Coleman Young II's campaign for Mayor of Detroit, against incumbent Mike Duggan.

In 2018, he was the campaign manager for Coleman Young II's campaign for the Democratic nomination in Michigan's 13th Congressional District. The seat was vacant, due to the resignation of John Conyers. Adolph Mongo on IMDb Political Round Table on YouTube The Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals PR News wire Press Release Media Mouse Election Watch Detroit Public TV USA Today LinkedIn Off the Record

Walking anemone

The walking anemone known as the hedgehog anemone or sock anemone, is a species of sea anemones in the order Actiniaria. It is the only member of Preactis; the walking anemone is an unusual looking anemone, which may grow to up to 6 cm in diameter and 30 cm in length. It has papillae covering its whole body column. Scarlet lines can be seen on the body between papillae; the background colour of the body is pale. Juveniles are pale or white in colour and have protruding rounded swellings on their bodies instead of papillae; this anemone has only been found on both sides of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. It is endemic to this area, it has been found from 10 to 30 m underwater. This anemone'walks' rather like a leech does, by creeping, it is found on vertical rock walls, although it may sometimes be found on sand patches. It is a voracious predator of the multicoloured sea fan, Acabaria rubra, is found eating these animals, which it consumes down to the skeletal support

Georgia Brass Band

The Georgia Brass Band was conceived by co-founders Joe Johnson and Christopher Priest in the spring of 1999. It is a traditional British brass band; the band performed its first concert in September of that year and has maintained a busy schedule since. Band members are selected by audition or invitation and include some of the finest musicians in the Atlanta area. Instrumentation follows the British tradition of Cornets, 1 in Eb, 9 in B♭, Tenor Horns, 3 in E♭, Baritones, 2 in B♭, Euphoniums, 2 in B♭, Tenor Trombones, 2 in B♭, Bass Trombone, 1 in B♭, Percussion. All of the GBB's members and staff volunteer their time and talents to the band; the membership represents a variety of professions, including lawyers, salespeople, business owners, students, computer professionals, freelance musicians, a former college vice president, a real estate agent, an engineer, a financial planner, a pipe organ builder. While their backgrounds may vary, all members share a love for making good music together.

The band's repertoire is quite diverse, ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque eras through the 21st century. The music library contains marches, sacred arrangements, popular music, jazz tunes, movie themes, classical transcriptions; the band performs a number of concert selections and contest items written for brass band. The brass band's versatile combination of instruments can produce a variety of tonal colors allowing it to perform transcriptions of most musical styles; the Georgia Brass Band has appeared on Atlanta radio and television and performed at schools, concert halls, music camps, colleges around the southeastern United States. The band has had several concert performances broadcast on WABE-FM's Atlanta Music Scene program; the band has appeared with a number of renowned brass soloists, including former Empire Brass trombonist Scott Hartman, Atlanta Symphony principal trombonist Colin Williams, trumpet soloist Vince DiMartino, Chicago Symphony principal trumpeter Christopher Martin and bass trombonist Charlie Vernon, Black Dyke Band principal cornetist Richard Marshall and principal trombonist Brett Baker, euphonium soloist Steven Mead and former NY Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith.

Other notable soloists to have appeared with the band include Patrick Sheridan, Thomas Ruedi, Tormod Flaten, Demondrae Thurmond, David Childs, Chris Gekker, Mark Clodfelter, jazz artist Ingrid Jensen. The band is a regular participant in the International Euphonium Institute held annually at Emory University in Atlanta; the band has been featured at the US Army Ground Forces Band Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the Southeast Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, Atlanta Trumpet Festival, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the International Trombone Festival, the Deep South Brass Band Festival, the Southeast Trumpet Festival, the Great American Brass Band Festival. In 2009 and 2012 the band was a featured ensemble at the Georgia Music Educators Association conference in Savannah, GA. In 2006, the Georgia Brass Band became a member of the North American Brass Band Association competing in that year's championship in Louisville, KY. Bands competing in NABBA championships are divided into different levels, or "sections" according to their perceived ability.

The highest three levels of NABBA competition are known as the "Championship", "Honors" and "Challenge" sections. Because the GBB had never competed, they chose to enter as a participant in the Challenge section and promptly introduced themselves to the brass banding world by winning the section with a score of 278.2 out of a possible 300 - nearly 26 points ahead of the 2nd-place band in the section. In 2007, the band returned to the championships. Against the stiffer competition of this section, Georgia fared quite well and finished in second place in the section with a score of 269, three points behind the section's champion. In March 2008, the GBB competed again in the Honors section and scored an impressive 288.6 points, enough to give them their second championship banner in three attempts. The GBB has gone on to earn second-place finishes in the NABBA First Section in 2009, 2010 and 2015; the band was a resident ensemble at the now-defunct Dozier Centre for the Performing Arts in Kennesaw, GA, during the 2007 performance season.

The band's devotion to the community is proven through their volunteer efforts including free concerts and work with WABE public broadcasting. The band has served as a mentoring partner to the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Brass Band

Mariusz Jop

Mariusz Jop is a retired Polish footballer who played as a defender. Born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski Jop started out playing for KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, he won the Polish League Championship with Wisła Kraków in the 2000 -- 2002 -- 03 and 2003 -- 04 seasons. While playing in FC Moscow he became the first Pole to score a goal in the Russian Premier League. On 11 July 2009, he signed for Wisła Kraków as a free agent after terminating his contract with FC Moscow. Jop was selected to the 23-men national team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany, he was included in the Polish Euro 2008 squad and made one appearance in a group match against Austria. Ekstraklasa: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04 Polish Cup: 2001–02, 2002–03 Mariusz Jop at 90minut.pl National team stats on pzpn.pl at the Wayback Machine