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Anthurium

Anthurium, is a genus of about 1000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. General common names include anthurium, flamingo flower, laceleaf; the genus is native to the Americas, where it is distributed from northern Mexico to northern Argentina and parts of the Caribbean. Anthurium is a genus of herbs growing as epiphytes on other plants; some are terrestrial. The leaves are clustered and are variable in shape; the inflorescence bears small flowers. The flowers are contained in dense spirals on the spadix; the spadix is elongated into a spike shape, but it can be globe-shaped or club-shaped. Beneath the spadix is the spathe, a type of bract; this is variable in shape, as well. It may extend out flat or in a curve. Sometimes it covers the spadix like a hood; the fruits develop from the flowers on the spadix. They are juicy berries varying in color containing two seeds; the spadix and spathe are a main focus of Anthurium breeders, who develop cultivars in bright colors and unique shapes.

Anthurium scherzerianum and A. andraeanum, two of the most common taxa in cultivation, are the only species that grow bright red spathes. They have been bred to produce spathes in many other colors and patterns. Anthurium plants are poisonous due to calcium oxalate crystals; the sap is irritating to eyes. Like other aroids, many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots, they include Anthurium species such as Anthurium crystallinum and Anthurium clarinervium with its large, dark green leaves and silvery white venation. Many hybrids are derived from Anthurium andraeanum or Anthurium scherzerianum because of their colorful spathes, they thrive in moist soils with high organic matter. In milder climates the plants can be grown in pots of soil. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 16–22 °C and at lower light than other house plants. Wiping the leaves off with water will remove any dust and insects. Plants in pots with good root systems will benefit from a weak fertilizer solution every other week.

In the case of vining or climbing Anthuriums, the plants benefit from being provided with a totem to climb. Anthurium can be propagated by vegetatively by cuttings. In the commercial Anthurium trade, most propagation is via tissue culture. For a full list, see the List of Anthurium species. In 1860 there were 183 species known to science, Heinrich Wilhelm Schott defined them in 28 sections in the book Prodromus Systematis Aroidearum. In 1905 the genus was revised with a description of 18 sections. In 1983 the genus was divided into the following sections: Belolonchium Calomystrium Cardiolonchium Chamaerepium Cordatopunctatum Dactylophyllium Decurrentia Digitinervium Gymnopodium Leptanthurium Pachyneurium Polyphyllium Polyneurium Porphyrochitonium Schizoplacium Semaeophyllium Tetraspermium Urospadix Xialophyllium Spathiphyllum, similar looking plant genus of same family Media related to Anthurium at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Anthurium at Wikimedia Commons

Israel–Oman relations

Israel–Oman relations are the bilateral relations between Israel and Oman. In line with the Arab League position in relation to Israel, Oman does not recognise the state of Israel and took part in the boycott of Israel. In 1994, the countries established unofficial trade relations, which were discontinued in 2000. In 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a delegation to Oman and met with Sultan Qaboos and other senior Omani officials; as of 2019, Israeli citizens continue to be prohibited entry into Oman. In February 2019, Omani foreign minister, Yusuf bin Alawi, said that Oman will not normalize its relations with Israel until a sovereign Palestinian state has been established. Economic cooperation between the two countries, though not significant, helped Oman to become a bridge between the Arab world and Israel. Unlike most other nations in the region, Oman has not participated in any of the armed conflicts fought between the Arab states and Israel. In 1994, then-prime minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin visited Oman, where he was greeted by Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said in Muscat.

Among other things, the two sides discussed issues such as sharing water and how to improve water supplies. In 1995, a few days after Rabin was assassinated, then-acting prime minister Shimon Peres hosted Omani foreign minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Jerusalem. In January 1996, Israel and Oman signed an agreement on the reciprocal opening of trade representative offices. Official relations were frozen with the outbreak of the Second Intifada in October 2000. Still, in 2008, Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah met with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during their visit to Qatar. In October 2018, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said in Muscat. Right after the visit, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah described Israel as an "accepted Middle East state." He said, "The world is aware of this fact. Maybe it is time for Israel to be treated the same and bear the same obligations." In April 2019, bin Abdullah said that "Arabs must take initiatives to make Israel overcome'fears for its future' in the region."

Katherine Eleanor Conway

Katherine Eleanor Conway was an American journalist and poet. A devout Catholic, she opposed suffrage. Hailing from the U. S. state of New York, Conway worked on various newspapers, including The Pilot, where she served as associate editor and editor in chief/managing editor, "the first and only woman to hold that position, despite never receiving credit on the masthead". She organized the first Catholic reading circle in Boston, serving as its president, as well as presiding officer of the New England Woman's Press Association. Conway was an active member of the Boston Authors' Club, a reader of original essays on religious and intellectual topics before prominent literary and social clubs. In 1907, she received the Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame. Katherine Eleanor Conway was born in Rochester, New York, September 6, 1853, she was the daughter of Celtic parents. Upon her mother's side, several members of the family had been prominent ecclesiastics in the Catholic Church. There were two siblings, including a brother and a sister, Mary Conway, who founded the Colegio Americano, affiliated with the University of Argentina, in Buenos Aires.

Several other family members were prominently associated with journalism in New York City, including Rev. John Conway, who edited a journal in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Conway's father, a successful railroad contractor and bridge builder, was active in politics, her early studies were made in the convent schools of Rochester. The years from 11 to 15 were spent in St. Mary's Academy, in Kenmore, where her inclination to literature was strengthened by a gifted English teacher, At the age of 15, when her first poem appeared, Conway was under the impression that US$10 was the price paid to an editor for the honor of having a poem published in a paper. In her aspirations, she was assisted by her sympathetic friend and adviser, Bishop Bernard John McQuaid, of Rochester, New York. Conway's first work in journalism was done on Advertiser. In 1875, she commenced a Catholic monthly, contributing poems and moral tales under the pen name of "Mercedes" to other Catholic journals from spare hours after editing her monthly, teaching in the convent.

Conway served as assistant editor of Buffalo's Catholic Union and Times from 1880 to 1883. In that year, she was invited to visit Boston to recuperate from illness. There, she met the editor who had given her the earliest recognition for her poems by paying with a check, John Boyle O'Reilly. After an opportune vacancy occurred with the staff of The Pilot, O'Reilly offered it to Conway, who accepted and started her new job in the autumn of 1883. Besides a liberal salary, opportunities for outside literary work were put in Conway's direction by O'Reilly. Two years previous to that change, in 1881, Conway had gathered her poems into a volume, published with the title, On the Sunrise Slope. Conway edited Clara Erskine Clement Waters' collection, called Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art. Conway organized the first Catholic reading circle in Boston, of which she was president, served as presiding officer of the New England Woman's Press Association. In the spring of 1891, Conway was invited to give before the Woman's Council in Washington, D.

C. her paper upon "The Literature of Moral Loveliness". She was the first Catholic who appeared before the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston to speak upon a religious theme. During that year, she read before the Women's Press Club papers on "Some Obstacles to Women's Success in Journalism", "Personal Journalism", "On Magnifying Mine Office", a satire, her poems appeared in The Providence Journal and Life, with articles of literary trend in the Catholic and secular periodicals. Conway was chosen president of the press department of the Isabella Association, in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, she served under James Jeffrey Roche, chief editor. Conway, who suffered from chronic poor health, opposed suffrage. Watchwords From John Boyle O'Reilly and With Estimate Bettering Ourselves, containing the earlier numbers of the "Family Sitting-Room Series" On the sunrise slope, 1881 The Good Shepherd in Boston, 1892 A dream of lilies, 1893 Making friends and keeping them, 1895 New footsteps in well-trodden ways, 1899 The Way of the World and Other Ways, 1900 Lalor's maples, 1901 Questions of Honor in the Christian Life, 1903 The Christian gentlewoman and the social apostolate, 1904 Charles Francis Donnelly: a memoir, with an account of the hearings on a bill for the inspection of private schools in Massachusetts in 1888-1889, 1909 The story of a beautiful childhood, 1909 The woman who never did wrong: and other stories, 1909 A lady and her letters, 1910 The color of life.

Dominicana: A Magazine of Catholic Literature. Dominican College; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: McBride, D. H.. Immortelles of Catholic Columbian Literature: Compiled from the Work of American Catholic Women Writers. D. H. McBride

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, composed of Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston. Signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released seven studio albums, four of which reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their sixth studio album, Opposites claiming their first UK No. 1 album. After their first three albums, the band expanded their following in 2007 with the release of their fourth, creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style, present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at No. 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007. The album went gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 units, in 2012 went platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies; the band released Only Revolutions in 2009 which reached No. 3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, going platinum in 2010 and receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Only Revolutions included the UK hit singles "Mountains", "That Golden Rule" and "Many of Horror", all of which reached the UK Top Ten.

The latter reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart after The X Factor 2010 winner, Matt Cardle covered the song, became the UK number one Christmas single for the year 2010. In 2011 the band was nominated for the Brit Awards for Best British Group. At the 2013 NME Awards, they received the award for Best British Band. On 25 August 2013 Biffy Clyro headlined the main stage at Reading Festival. Based on their album and single certifications, the band have sold in excess of 1,240,000 albums and 400,000 singles in the UK alone; as of 2016, in total, the band have spent 155 weeks in the top seventy-five of the UK Album Charts, with two of those weeks being at the top position at number one and seventy weeks within the main top forty of the albums charts. The band's singles have spent a total of seventy-nine weeks in the UK Singles Charts, with six weeks in the top ten and forty-two in the top forty; the first incarnation of what would become Biffy Clyro was formed in 1995, when fifteen-year-old Ayr-based guitarist Simon Neil met another guitarist, 20-year-old Boyan Chowdury and the pair recruited Kilmarnock-born Ben Johnston.

Soon brought in was Ben's twin brother, James Johnston, the four spent the next two years rehearsing and covering songs. On 31 January 1995, they played their first gig under the name "Skrewfish" as the support for a band called Pink Kross at the Key Youth Centre in East Kilbride, now known as Universal Connections East Kilbride. In 1997, guitarist Boyan left the band and moved to Liverpool and the resulting trio moved to Glasgow, where Neil went to the University of Glasgow, the Johnston twins went to Stow College, studying Electronics with Music and Audio Engineering, respectively. After playing gigs around Glasgow and receiving positive and enthusiastic reactions from audiences, the band were spotted by Dee Bahl, who soon became their manager. Bahl offered them a chance to release an independent single on Aereogramme's Babi Yaga record label: "Iname" was released on 28 June 1999, with Northsound Radio's Jim Gellatly giving the band their first radio play; this first release led to the band being chosen by Stow College's Electric Honey record label to release a record: thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow was released on Nerosa on 13 June 2000, receiving airplay from BBC Radio Scotland DJ Vic Galloway.

A few days prior to the release of thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, the band were spotted at the Unsigned Bands stage at T in the Park 2000 by a Beggars Banquet representative, were signed to the independent Beggar's Banquet soon thereafter. On 9 April 2001, the unreleased "27" was released as a single. On 1 October 2001, a song from thekidswho... was re-recorded and released as a single, "Justboy". On 11 March, the band's debut album, Blackened Sky, was released to positive reviews, it was around this time that the band began touring extensively, including supporting Weezer on 20 March at the Barrowlands in Glasgow. On 15 July, the fourth single from the album, "Joy. Discovery. Invention", was released as a double A-side with a newly recorded song called "Toys, Toys, Toys, Toys". In 2003, the band retreated to the Linford Manor recording studio in Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England, to record the follow-up to Blackened Sky. On 24 March, a new single was released called "The Ideal Height", followed by a further new single "Questions and Answers" on 26 May.

The band's second album, The Vertigo of Bliss was released on 16 June, to positive reviews which focused on the more experimental style of the album in comparison to Blackened Sky, as well as the introduction of string sections. After touring relentlessly for The Vertigo of Bliss, the band retreated to Monnow Valley Studio in Monmouth, Wales to record a follow-up album; as with the previous album, two singles were released before the actual album: "Glitter and Trauma" and "My Recovery Injection" on 9 August and 20 September respectively. An additional digital download was released on 31 May, called "There's No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake". On 4 October, the band's third album, Infinity Land was released, followed by the final single from the album, "Only One Word Comes To Mind", on 14 February 2005. On 16 February, the band performed a cover of Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" live f

UDAPB

União Desportiva Aeroporto, Picão e Belo Monte is a football club that plays in Santo António in the island of Principe in São Tomé and Príncipe. The team plays in the Principe Island League in its local division and plays at Estádio 13 de Julho in the island capital as every club on the island does, it is located next to the island's only airport and is based in the village of Picão and the club area includes the Santo António subdivision of Aeroporto and Belo Monte, São Tomé and Príncipe in the northeast whose the club areas included, other areas includes the whole northeast of the island and Santa Rita. The club was founded with the merger of unregistered clubs of Picão, Aeroporto de Príncipe and Belo Monte and not longer after became registered; the team won their only island title in 2007. Its titles totals were third and were shared with 1º de Maio until 2012 when Sporting shared it, along with 1º de Maio, its title total became fifth, since 2013. In the nationals on May 12, 2007, UDAPB competed against Sporting Clube Praia Cruz at Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho and lost 2–4.

Between late 2012 and late 2015, UDAPB and FC Porto Real were the two remaining cubs without a regional cup title, since late-2015, UDAPB is the only club on the island without a cup title and the only who never appeared at a national cup competition. On September 30 at the island's stadium, UDAPB got their chance to win their only cup title and attempt to have not a single team without a cup title, this failed as they lost to FC Porto Real 3-2 in a cup final. Principe League Island Championship: 12007 Best position: Finalist Best position at cup competitions: Finalist Appearances: National Championships: 1 Total goals scored at the national championships: 2 Club profile at the Final Ball