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Argentines

Argentines are people identified with the country of Argentina. This connection may be residential, historical or cultural. For most Argentines, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Argentine. Argentina is a multiethnic and multilingual society, home to people of various ethnic and national origins, with the majority of the population made up of Old World immigrants and their descendants; as a result, Argentines do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship and allegiance to Argentina. Aside from the indigenous population, nearly all Argentines or their ancestors immigrated within the past five centuries. In fact, among countries in the world that have received the most immigrants in modern history, with 6.6 million, ranks second to the United States, ahead of other immigrant destinations such as Canada and Australia. According to the 2010 census, Argentina had a population of 40,091,359 inhabitants, of which 1,805,957 or 4.6%, were born abroad.

The country has long had one of Latin America's lowest growth rates, estimated in 2008 to be 0.917% annually, with a birth rate of 16.32 live births per 1,000 inhabitants and a mortality rate of 7.54 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants. It enjoys a comparatively low infant mortality rate, its fertility rate is still nearly twice as high as that in Spain or Italy, despite comparable religiosity figures. The median age is 30 years and life expectancy at birth is 76 years. Argentina is a multiethnic society, which means that it is home to people of many different ethnic backgrounds. Argentina is, along with other areas of new settlement like the United States, Australia, Brazil, or New Zealand a melting pot of different peoples. In the mid-19th century a large wave of immigration started to arrive in Argentina due to new Constitutional policies that encouraged immigration, issues in the countries the immigrants came from such as wars, hunger, pursuit of a better life, among other reasons; the main immigration sources were from Europe, the countries from the Near and Middle East and Japan.

Argentina became the second country that received the most immigrants in the world, only second to the United States. Therefore, most Argentines are of European descent, are either descendants of colonial-era settlers and/or of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe, with about 86% of the population being of ethnic European descent; the most common ethnic groups are Spanish. It is estimated that up to 25 million Argentines, up to 60% of the total population, have Italian ancestry, wholly or in part. There are Germanic, Slavic and French populations. Smaller Jewish, Arab, Asian and African communities contribute to the melting pot. Recent decades immigration includes Paraguayans and Peruvians, among other Latin Americans, Eastern Europeans and Asians. Homburguer et al. 2015, PLOS One Genetics: 67% European, 28% Amerindian, 4% African and 1,4% Asian. Avena et al. 2012, PLOS One Genetics: 65% European, 31% Amerindian, 4% African. Buenos Aires Province: 76% European and 24% others. South Zone: 54% European and 46% others.

Northeast Zone: 54% European and 46% others. Northwest Zone: 33% European and 67% others. Oliveira, 2008, on Universidade de Brasília: 60% European, 31% Amerindian and 9% African. National Geographic: 52% European, 27% Amerindian ancestry, 9% African and 9% others. A large majority of Argentines have at least partial Criollo origin. Many of these intermarried with local Amerindian populations and waves of European migrants from Italy and Spain. Argentines of European descent constitute the majority of Argentina's population. Ethnic Europeans include the Argentine descendants of colonists from Spain during the colonial period prior to 1810, of immigrants from Europe in the great immigratory wave from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Although a named category "Argentines of European descent" is not used, no official census data exist, some international sources claim the European component of the population to be as low as 81.9%, of Argentina's population. The most numerous immigrant European communities are: Italians, Germans, Slavs, the French, the Irish, the Dutch among others in smaller number.

Arabs and Argentines with partial Arab ancestry comprise around 4.2% of Argentina's population. They represent about 3.2 million people, whose ancestry traces back to any of various waves of immigrants of Arab cultural and linguistic heritage and/or identity, originating from what is now Syria and Lebanon. Due to the fact that many Arab countries were under control of the Ottoman Empire by the time the large immigration wave took place, most Arabs entered the country with Turkish passports, so they are colloquially referred to as los turcos. Contemporary Native cultures are represented in the country by the Mapuche, Wichí and Toba peoples. According to the provisional data of INDEC's Complementary Survey of Indigenous Peoples 2004 – 2005, 600,329 Natives (about 1.49% of th

David Casa

David Casa is a Maltese politician and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Nationalist Party, part of the European People's Party, he is the longest serving Maltese Member of the European Parliament, serving for a fourth consecutive legislature. 1987: Member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Bankers 1990: Personal Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs 1995: Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister 1998: Member of the Council of the Confederation of Malta Trade Unions 1998: Personal Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2001: Founder and Secretary-General of the'Yes to Europe Movement' 2004: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament 2009: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament 2014: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament 2019: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament David Casa was born on 16 November 1968 in Valletta. He was elected Member of the European Parliament in June 2004. Prior to that he was one of the founding members and subsequently Secretary General of the Moviment Iva, an organisation which played a fundamental role in the campaign in favour of Malta's accession to the European Union in the run-up to the referendum on the subject.

Mr. Casa was Secretary of the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee and subsequently served as advisor and Personal Assistant to Prof Guido de Marco during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister; this role ensured that David followed the process of membership since its inception. In 1999, when Professor Guido de Marco became President, David Casa was the Inter-Ministerial Coordinator for E. U. Matters in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. David was active in the Council of the Confederation of Malta Trade Unions and he formed part of the Executive Committee of the Union of Bankers. In the field of broadcasting, he led political programmes on Radio 101; such programmes were aimed at providing information in relation to the European Union. Mr. Casa is the EPP coordinator for the employment and social affairs committee and serves as the substitute for the economic and monetary affairs committee. In the past years David has been a member of the TAXE committee and is a full member of the PANA committee, entrusted with an inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion in the European Union.

David Casa became the first Maltese member of the European Parliament to lead and negotiate a directive on behalf of the European People's Party. The directive will introduce 10 days of paid paternity leave, out the 4 months of parental leave for each parent, 2 months will now be paid and non-transferable between parents; this law will provide for 5 days of annual carers leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements. On 26 February 2019 the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs approved the agreement David Casa reached with the Council on the Work Life Balance Directive; this brings the proposed directive one step closer to becoming EU law. The agreement was approved with 31 votes in 3 votes against. Croce dell'Ordine - Sovereign Military Order of Malta Personal profile of David Casa in the European Parliament's database of members Declaration of financial interests David Casa website

List of Warrior Nun Areala characters

The characters within the Warrior Nun Areala comic series are well developed. Through the serial nature of publication of these fictitious adventures several heroes have been developed; the chief among them is Sister Shannon Masters. Behind her are her fellow Christian soldiers, who like her have devoted their lives to the service of God and His Church, they are her friends and through trial and tribulation have become the family she otherwise would not have. That is seen in Sister Shannon's foster sister joining the Warrior Nuns and her looking at her fellow Sisters as just that, sisters. Uncertain of herself she has developed as a character and has grown stronger due to her unbreakable faith and love for God and His Son Jesus Christ, she has formed strong bonds of affection with her surrogate sisters, Sasuki and Sarah. Alongside them, she has fought a wide variety of foes such as Demon Foster, Julius Salvius, Helga. God, in this fictitious series, is the Supreme Being, the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent, the All-Perfect and All-Loving Father and Ruler of all Creation.

Despite appearing only rarely, He is the linchpin of the entire Warrior Nun Areala universe with His earthly representatives and servants protecting His children from the depredations of evil. God—also called the Lord, the Almighty or Yahweh/Jehovah—created space-time along with all reality an indefinite time ago and created out of love for those who would be His children. Ruling from Heaven on high and "working in mysterious ways," He guides Creation to the ultimate good of His "children." Indeed, His Christian worshippers refer to Him as Father. However, not all wish to accept His love and reject Him and His goodness altogether. In the beginning, one of His creations, Lucifer rejected God's wisdom and, thinking that he could be a superior leader than his omniscient Creator, sought to take the throne of Heaven. Lucifer's War of Heaven and rebellion against God and His goodness led to the creation of evil. To deliver His children whom He so loved from evil, He, as God the Father or Yahweh, sent Himself in the form God the Son or Jesus, sacrificed His own life so that whoever believes in Him should not die but have eternal life.

Afterwards, God made His will known through the One, Holy and Apostolic Church that His Son established on Saint Peter. Over the millennia, God the Son's Church has proven an overall boon to civilization. Funding, engaging in, promoting art, science, music, social justice, humanitarian aid, hospitals, serving as a mediator between warring parties, keeping western civilization alive after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church has done its best to serve God/Jesus, quite admirably at that. However, being only human and thus more out of innate weakness rather than intentional malignancy, these churchmen more than not fall miserably short of the ideals they strive to uphold. Out of their love for God, they still try and do as well as mere mortals can. However, not to say that, despite the Catholic Church being the "official" church, non-Catholic or non-Christian churches are scorned. Warrior Nun Areala portrays God as acknowledging all as His children. Despite the fact the Jews reject Christ as the Messiah, Jewish super-heroes are seen evidencing that the old covenant is still in force.

There was once seen an Indian medicine man calling on the Great Spirit to battle monsters in a story set in the 1870s. To protect all His children, was why God ultimately—though indirectly—created the Catholic Corps; the Corps is a branch of His Church and exists to combat evil in whatever form it may take, though it is supernatural evil directed by Satan in an attempt to destroy the Church. While there had been earlier Judeo-Christian heroes fighting men and monsters in the name of God the Corps as an institution began in 1066; that was when a Valkyrie named Auria saw her fellow pagan deities for who they were, renounced them, chose to serve the Lord. He gave her the name, Areala; this shows two things. Despite His importance and the fact that He is mentioned and the series main character lovingly refers to Him as Father, He never makes an appearance. In that He, in His infinity, is beyond all possible human comprehension, anyone who so much as sees Him will die; as such, He in the handful of appearances appears as a disembodied voice, though, still overwhelming now as in ancient times.

He does not "micromanage" Creation and to allow humanity full use of the freewill He gave it does not do for humanity what it can do for itself—albeit with help from Him. Thus He intervenes directly and instead delegates authority, giving a person a mission and the power necessary to complete that mission. At one point Ben Dunn said that just as the President of the United States will delegate authority, so does God. A second thing this shows is, he tells His people point blank. Thou shalt have no other gods before me" and admonishes them not to worship other gods—be they dead idols, demons in disguise, or supernatural beings, he is the God of gods. His prophets ask "Who among the gods is lik

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is a museum in Canonbury Square in the district of Islington on the northern fringes of central London. It is the United Kingdom's only gallery devoted to modern Italian art and is a registered charity under English law; the Estorick Collection was founded by American sociologist and writer Eric Estorick, who began to collect art when he moved to England after the Second World War. Estorick and his German-born English wife Salome discovered Umberto Boccioni’s book Futurist Painting and Sculpture while they were on their honeymoon in 1947. Before the end of their trip they visited erstwhile Futurist Mario Sironi in Milan and bought most of the contents of his studio, including hundreds of drawings, they built up the collection between 1953 and 1958. The collection was shown in several temporary exhibitions, including one at the Tate Gallery in London in 1956, the key works were on long-term loan to the Tate from 1966 to 1975; the Estoricks rejected offers to purchase their collection from the Italian government and museums in the United States and Israel.

Six months prior to his death Eric Estorick set up the Eric and Salome Estorick Foundation, to which he donated all his Italian works. The Estorick Collection moved to its current premises in Northampton Lodge the home and office of Sir Basil Spence, the British architect, a converted Grade II-listed Georgian house, in 1998; the project was supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The core of the collection is its Futurist works, but it includes figurative art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s, it features paintings by Futurism's main protagonists: Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, works by Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Sironi and Marino Marini. In addition to the main displays from the permanent collection, the Estorick Collection organises temporary exhibitions. Official site "Eric Estorick: The making of an art collector"; the New York Times. 15 February 2008. "Eric Estorick, 80, Dies.

The New York Times. 27 December 1993. "Obituary: Eric Estorick". The Independent. 31 December 1993

Luigi Mayer

Luigi Mayer was an Italian-German artist and one of the earliest and most important late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. Mayer was a close friend of Sir Robert Ainslie, 1st Baronet, a British ambassador to Turkey between 1776 and 1792, the bulk of his paintings and drawings during this period were commissioned by Ainslie, he travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776 and 1794, became well known for his sketches and paintings of panoramic landscapes of ancient sites from the Balkans to the Greek Islands and Egypt ancient monuments and the Nile. Many of the works were amassed in Ainslie's collection, presented to the British Museum, providing a valuable insight into the Middle East of that period. Views in Turkey in Europe and Asia, by Sir Robert Ainslie, was a multi-volume work based on Mayer's drawings. There were plates engraved by William Watts. Thomas Milton was involved. List of Orientalist artists Orientalism British Museum biography

The Bronfman Fellowship

The Bronfman Fellowship is a non-profit educational program for young Jews in Israel and North America. It was founded in 1987 by philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman, is funded through his foundation, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, it was known as The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel. The Bronfman Fellowship selects 26 outstanding North American teenagers and 20 Israeli teenagers for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free, five-week trip to Israel between the summer of Fellows’ junior and senior years of high school; the program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to grow into leaders grounded in their Jewish identity and committed to social change. Its network of over 1,000 alumni include writers Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket. Bronfman Fellowship alumni include 8 Rhodes Scholars, 2 Schwarzman Scholars, 4 Supreme Court clerks, 11 Fulbright Scholars, 25 Wexner Fellows and 21 Dorot Fellows, their 2011 applicant to fellow ratio was 12:1, whereas Yale’s was 14:1 and Harvard’s 16:1.

The Bronfman Fellowship has been listed by Chuck Hughes, former Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard, in his book, "What it Really Takes to Get Into the Ivy League and other Highly Selective Colleges" as one of the programs which "act as filters for admissions officers to validate candidates who have been identified by other organizations for talent and promise." Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Bronfman Fellowships 25th Anniversary Magazine