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Sparaxis is a genus of flowering plants called the harlequin flowers. It belongs to the iris family Iridaceae with about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. All are perennials that grow during the wet winter season, flower in spring and survive underground as dormant corms over summer, their conspicuous flowers have six tepals, which in most species are equal in shape. Sparaxis bulbifera is the most cultivated of the genus, with flowers from cream to yellow or purple. Sparaxis grandiflora is a similar but larger plant. In cultivation in the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Sparaxis tricolor has bright red flowers with black centres. Many named hybrid cultivars were bred from S. tricolor. A group of species with asymmetrical flowers marked in mauve and yellow, including Sparaxis variegata and Sparaxis villosa, was treated as the genus Synnotia; the genus name is derived from the Greek word sparasso, meaning "to tear", alludes to the shape of the floral bracts.

Goldblatt, P.. Sparaxis. Flora of Southern Africa 7: 151-169. Flora of North America

Rocker bottom foot

Unlike the flexible flat foot, encountered in young children, congenital vertical talus is characterized by presence of a rigid foot deformity. The foot deformity in congenital vertical talus consists of various components namely a prominent calcaneus caused by the ankle equines or planter flexion, a convex and rounded sole of the foot caused by prominence of the head of the talus, a dorsiflexion and abduction of the forefoot and midfoot on the hindfoot, it gets its name from the foot's resemblance to the bottom of a rocking chair. There are two subcategories of congenital vertical talus namely idiopathic or isolated type and non-idiopathic type which may be seen in association with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, genetic syndromes and other neuromuscular disorders, it can be associated with Edwards' syndrome, Patau syndrome, Trisomy 9 and mutation in the gene HOXD10. The treatment of congenital vertical talus can be broadly classified into surgical; the mainstay of management of congenital vertical talus is serial manipulative casting known as the reversed Ponseti technique.

This technique involves gradual step-wise correction of the deformity on weekly basis. In the event there is residual deformity or incomplete correction at the end of the serial castings, the orthopedic surgeon may resort to a minimally invasive surgery at the talo-navicular joint to achieve full correction; the results of the serial manipulative casting technique or reversed Ponseti technique are satisfactory if started shortly after birth. The classic or extensive soft tissue release involves a peri-talar release of tight or contracted ligamentous and capsular structures with the intent of achieving a complete repositioning or reduction of the talo-navicular joint. In that regard, various surgical techniques have been described; the extensive soft tissue release may be indicated in cases where the conservative methods - serial manipulative casting technique- have failed to achieved full correction of the deformity. However, the results are guarded. All patients need close long term follow-up to allow for early detection of deformity recurrence.

This is irrespective of the treatment modality used to attain deformity correction. Naviculectomy or navicular excision represents a form of mid-tarsal resection arthroplasty, it may be necessary to associate naviculectomy with limited soft tissue releases to address the remaining components of the deformity. Naviculectomy has been practiced on ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.<ref name=Laurdin> Naviculectomy is reserved for children with resistant or complicated forms of congenital vertical talus such as neglected operated and recurrent cases. Naviculectomy may be indicated in the above resistant case of congenital vertical talus on the condition that a plantigrade foot is considered unlikely by the conservative serial casting methods, and on the condition that extensive soft tissue release is not expected to yield an satisfactory clinical and functional result. Naviculectomy is a more tissue-friendly procedure in contrast to the more aggressive classic and extensive peri-talar soft tissue releases.

The clinical and radiologic results of naviculectomy are satisfactory on the short term, long term follow-up

(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?

" Why Can't I Touch You?" is a song written by Charles Courtney and Peter Link and performed by Ronnie Dyson. The song reached #8 on the Billboard chart and #9 on the R&B chart in 1970; the song appeared on Dyson's debut album of the same name. The song came from the musical, Salvation. Other recording artists who have recorded the selection include these: Johnny Mathis on his 1970 album, Close to You. Reuben Wilson on his 1970 album, A Groovy Situation. John Holt, 1969 single, on his 1970 album A Love I Can Feel, Studio One. Billy Paul on his 1971 album, Going East. Barrington Levy on his 1992 album, Turning Point


Đeravica or Gjeravica is the second-highest mountain peak in the Prokletije mountain range and the Dinaric Alps chain, after Maja Jezercë. It is the second-highest mountain in Kosovo, according to the view held by the government of Serbia that Kosovo is part of Serbia, the second-highest mountain of Serbia, it has an elevation of 2,656 m above sea level. Đeravica is in the municipality of Junik. Before the 20th century, Đeravica used to be called Kaluđerovica. Đeravica is somewhat different from the rest of the Prokletije mountains in its lack of the stony, limestone texture the other mountains in Prokletije have. Many large and small glacial lakes can be found near the summit; the largest of the lakes is Đeravica Lake, just under the summit and is the origin of the Erenik river. Đeravica and the Prokletije are known for the growth of chestnuts. There are wild strawberries growing in Đeravica during the summer. Summitpost, Đeravica Đeravica on the Peakware Peakbagger, Đeravica

M. Bernard Aidinoff

Merton Bernard Aidinoff was a tax lawyer, partner at the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, he served as law clerk to Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Aidinoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Merton Bernard Aidinoff, known as Bernie, was born on February 2, 1929 in Newport, Rhode Island, he was the son of Simon Aidinoff and Ester Aidinoff and the brother of Judith Aidinoff and Ruth Elkind. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, followed by a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1953 where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following his law education, Aidinoff became a first lieutenant in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. After this, he served as a law clerk for judge Learned Hand on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1956, Aidinoff joined the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where his expertise was in the area of tax law.

He would remain at Sullivan & Cromwell until his retirement in 1996. Within the law profession, Aidinoff had several additional roles including chairman of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, chairman of the Tax Program Committee of the American Law Institute, editor-in-chief of The Tax Layer, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a member of the Commissioner's Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service. Outside of the law profession, Aidinoff held various roles including a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, Human Rights First, the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Additionally, Aidinoff was chairman of the board of the Foundation for a Civil SocietyHe was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Century Association, India House and the Metropolitan Club in Washington, he served as a member of the board of AIG. In 1956, he married Celia "Cissie" Spiro, who became the vice president of the Legal Aid Society in New York and the deputy chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in 1981 and 1982..

They were the parents of Seth George Aidinoff, who married Lucie Livingston, Gail Aidinoff Scovell. In 1996, Aidinoff married Elsie Newburg, the daughter of former Rhode Island Governor William Henry Vanderbilt III from his second marriage to Anne Gordon Colby, he died on August 2016 in Manhattan, New York City. M. Bernard Aidinoff at Find a Grave

1991 Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway Leagues Aces

The 10th Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway League Aces was the 1991 version of the Mieczysław Połukard Criterium of Polish Speedway Leagues Aces. It took place on March 24 in the Polonia Stadium in Poland. Mirosław Kowalik - Apator Toruń Mirosław Korbel - ROW Rybnik Jacek Woźniak - Polonia Bydgoszcz Jarosław Olszewski - Wybrzeże Gdańsk Tomasz Gollob - Polonia Bydgoszcz Jacek Gomólski - Start Gniezno Dariusz Śledź - Motor Lublin Zenon Kasprzak - Unia Leszno Jan Krzystyniak - Stal-Westa Rzeszów Sławomir Drabik - Włókniarz Częstochowa Ryszard Dołomisiewicz - Polonia Bydgoszcz Roman Jankowski - Unia Leszno Jacek Krzyżaniak - Apator Toruń Wojciech Załuski - Kolejarz-Remak Opole Andrzej Huszcza - Morawski Zielona Góra Jacek Gollob - Polonia Bydgoszcz Leszek Sokołowski - Polonia Bydgoszcz Tomasz Kornacki - Polonia Bydgoszcz Roman Lach - Polish Speedway Almanac