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George Theodore Werts

George Theodore Werts was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 28th Governor of New Jersey from 1893 to 1896. Werts created the Palisades Interstate Park Commission which saved the New Jersey Palisades from being quarried for their rock, he was born on March 24, 1846 in Hackettstown, New Jersey and he moved in 1863 to Morristown, New Jersey at age 17. He became a lawyer. In 1872 he married Emma Stelle, he entered politics and in 1886 was elected Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey, serving until 1892. He was elected to the New Jersey Senate, serving from 1887 to 1892. Werts moved from Morristown to Jersey City, New Jersey and lived in a mansion on Crescent Avenue on the present site of Lincoln High School in Jersey City. Governor Leon Abbett named Werts as a state judge in 1892 to replace Manning M. Knapp, he died on January 17, 1910 at age 63. He was buried in Morristown, New Jersey. Biography for George Theodore Werts, New Jersey State Library George T. Werts, The Political Graveyard Dead Governors of New Jersey bio for George T. Werts

Juan "Pachín" Vicéns

Juan "Pachín" Vicéns Sastre was a Puerto Rican basketball player. Vicéns was famous for his performance with the Leones de Ponce and with the Puerto Rican national basketball team. During the 1959 FIBA World Championship in Chile, Vicéns was declared to be the Best Player in the World. Juan Vicéns Sastre was born in Puerto Rico, he was the sixth child of Antonia ` doña Lila' Sastre. In 1949, he moved to Ponce to study in the Colegio Ponceño encouraged by his brother Enrique "Coco" Vicéns, playing with the Lions. After moving, he started visiting the practices and filling in for the team when a player was needed. In 1950, he debuted in the National Superior Basketball league with the Ponce Lions. In 1952, he led the Lions to their first championship, was declared the Most Valuable Player of the series. In 1954, he repeated the feat with his second MVP award. From 1954 to 1956, Vicéns played point guard at Kansas State University, under the tutelage of Tex Winter. In 1956, he led Kansas State to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

During his sixteen years with the Ponce Lions, he led them to ten finals, seven championship titles. In 1958, he was the scoring leader of the league, was selected the league's Most Valuable Player two more times, he was the first player to score 5,000 points in the league, retiring with a total of 5,102. At the end of the 1950s, he received an invitation to play for the New York Knicks, but he declined, so he could continue playing with Ponce and with the Puerto Rican team. Vicéns was a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team and represented the island in four Central American and Caribbean Games, two World Championships and two Olympic Games, it was at the 1959 FIBA World Championship, held in Antofagasta, Chile that Vicéns was elected as the World's Best Basketball Player, while being named among the five best players of the tournament. In 1966, Vicéns—along with Juan "Johnny" Báez and Teo Cruz—led the National team to a gold medal at the Caribbean and Central American Games held in San Juan.

After retiring as an active basketball player in 1966, he kept involved in sports as a radio commentator. He was the final torchbearer and lighted the cauldron at the 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Ponce. During the second half of 2006, Vicéns' health started to deteriorate to the point that he had to have his legs amputated. Due to his illness he had to be hospitalized several times, died on February 18, 2007, at his home in Ponce at the age of 72. In 1972, the Ponce Lions gave their new venue the name of Juan Pachín Vicéns Coliseum; the venue is still decorated with Vicéns memorabilia like pictures, a sculpture. On May 25, 2007, Vicéns was named as a FIBA Hall of Fame candidate; the list of candidates includes a total of 34 world-renowned basketball figures. In 1992, the city of Ponce once more recognized his achievements with a plaque at the Park for the Illustrious Ponce Citizens. List of Puerto Ricans National Superior Basketball Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics Gallery of Pictures of Puerto Rican players at enciclopediapr.org Biography Deaths in February 2007

Vienna Uprising

The Vienna Uprising or October Revolution of October 1848 was the last uprising in the Austrian Revolution of 1848. On 6 October 1848, as the troops of the Austrian Empire were preparing to leave Vienna to suppress the Hungarian Revolution, a crowd sympathetic to the Hungarian cause tried to prevent them from leaving; the incident escalated into violent street battles. The commander of the Vienna garrison, Count Auersperg, was obliged to evacuate the city, but he entrenched himself in a strong position outside it. On 7 October, Emperor Ferdinand I fled with his court to Olmütz under the protection of Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz. Two weeks the Austrian Parliament was moved to Kremsier. On 26 October, under the command of General Windisch-Grätz and Count Josip Jelačić, the Austrian and Croatian armies started a bombardment of Vienna, they stormed the city centre on the 31st; the defence was led by the Polish General Józef Bem. Except for him, who managed to escape, all the leaders of the resistance were executed in the days following—including Wenzel Messenhauser, the journalist Alfred Julius Becher, Hermann Jellinek and the Radical member of parliament Robert Blum though he had parliamentary immunity.

The gains of the March Revolution were lost, Austria began a phase of both reactionary authoritarianism—"neo-absolutism"—but liberal reform. Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas Academic Legion Friedrich Engels and counter-revolution in Germany, Chapter XI: "The Vienna October Uprising" and Chapter XII: "The storming of Vienna - the betrayal of Vienna" Vienna Uprising in Austria-Forum

United Nations Decade of Family Farming

Endorsed in December 2017, the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 seeks to place family farming at the center of national public policies and investments. In declaring this decade, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security; the UN Decade of Family Farming is led by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development in collaboration with governments and civil society organizations. Though there is no single, universal definition of family farming, it can be defined as: “a means of organizing agricultural, fisheries and aquaculture production, managed and operated by a family and predominantly reliant on family labor, including both women’s and men’s; the family and the farm are linked, co-evolve and combine economic, reproductive and cultural functions”. Family Farming is the predominant form of agriculture in developed countries. In fact: There are an estimated 500 million family farms, representing over 90% of all farms globally Family farms produce more than 80% of the food in the world.

More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family and rely on family labor Most family farms are small (an estimated 84% of farms globally are below 2 hectares. The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Following the success of IYFF 2014, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019-2028, the United Nations Decade of Family Farming; the decade was launched on the 29th of May 2019. An International Steering Committee, composed of representatives of the Member States and family farmer organizations, oversees the implementation of the UNDFF; the ISC UNDFF is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development joint secretariat. The UNDFF seeks to address the need for a global food system that provides sufficient and nutritious food while accounting for climate change and the growing population. According to FAO, by the year 2050, the world's agricultural production will need to increase by about 50% in order to feed the growing population.

The UN considers that family farming holds the key to a sustainable food system and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The UNDFF serves as a framework for countries to develop public policies and investments to support family farming from a holistic perspective, unleashing the transformative potential of family farmers to contribute to achieving the SDGs. According to FAO and IFAD, family farmers, with adequate support, have a unique capacity to "redress the failure of a world food system that, while producing enough food for all, still waste one-third of the food produced, fails to reduce hunger, the different forms of malnutrition, generates social inequalities" While countries have made significant efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, there are still many challenges that impede the realization of the targets by 2030. Conflict, resource constraint, climate change are amongst these challenging issues. Poverty and hunger are constant challenges, while 80% of the world's poor depend on agricultural production.

The UN General Assembly assessed. For instance: ensuring food security and diverse and sustainable nutrition; the Global Action Plan of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming, put together by the joint secretariat of FAO and IFAD, is the result of an international consultation involving the representatives from many countries, family farmers, civil society and other relevant actors. It focuses on seven pillars: Pillar 1. Develop an enabling policy environment to strengthen family farming Pillar 2–Transversal. Support youth and ensure the generational sustainability of family farming Pillar 3–Transversal. Promote gender equity in family farming and the leadership role of rural women Pillar 4. Strengthen family farmers’ organizations and capacities to generate knowledge, represent farmers and provide inclusive services in the urban-rural continuum Pillar 5. Improve socio-economic inclusion and well-being of family farmers, rural households and communities Pillar 6. Promote sustainability of family farming for climate-resilient food systems Pillar 7.

Strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming to promote social innovations contributing to territorial development and food systems that safeguard biodiversity, the environment and culture With a wealth of national laws and regulation, optimal practices, relevant data, public policies, research and publications, the Family Farming Knowledge Platform brings together high quality digitized information on family farming worldwide. It centralises access to international and national information related to family farming issues. Family Farm Sustainable Development Goals UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 - Official Site The future of family farming in the context of the 2030 Agenda United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 Brochure "Putting family

List of US Open (tennis) broadcasters

ESPN took full control of televising the event in 2015. When taking over, ESPN ended 47 years of coverage produced and aired by CBS. ESPN uses ESPN and ESPN2 for broadcasts, while putting outer court coverage on ESPN+. On May 17, 2013, ESPN signed a contract with the United States Tennis Association that would give it the rights to broadcast the U. S. Open starting in 2015, ending CBS's role in covering the tournament after 47 years. At the end of their 2014 coverage, CBS for their closing credits montage, highlighting the greatest moments during their 47-year run with the US Open, used Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind Broken Down". In August 2012, CBS Sports Network began to offer additional coverage of the US Open, including replays of classic matches, coverage of qualifying matches, a pre-match show, coverage of third- and fourth-round matches not shown by CBS. For several years, due to the overlapping scheduling of the U. S. Open and the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon on Labor Day weekend, many CBS affiliates had to provide alternate scheduling to accommodate one of the events.

This issue was resolved in 2011, when all CBS affiliates that had aired the MDA Telethon became able to air the U. S. Open on Labor Day, as the Muscular Dystrophy Association had decided to reduce the telethon was reduced from a 21½-hour broadcast to a six-hour prime time broadcast; some CBS stations arranged for co-owned/managed independent stations and affiliates of smaller networks to carry the network's coverage of the U. S. Open on Labor Day in order to air the telethon. In other cases, the alternate U. S. Open broadcaster in a given market was unrelated to the local CBS station. In Albany, New York, WB affiliate WEWB-TV took on the responsibility of airing network coverage of the U. S. Open in lieu of Schenectady-based WRGB through 2004. Time Warner Cable's Capital District system took over the local rights to the tournament in 2005, due to a crop of syndicated program premieres on Labor Day that prevented WCWN from airing the tournament. In 2010, CBS broadcast the U. S. Open in 3D on DirecTV N3D.

In 2010, CBS forced the United States Tennis Association to move the final to Monday out of fear that a short Sunday rain delay was going to knock the Sunday men's final into its prime time lineup. The rain by early evening had let up and thus, tennis could have been played. While CBS did get its men's final at 4 p.m. as scheduled, another rain delay came about at a little after 6 p.m. By that point however, CBS abandoned its tennis coverage in favor of the CBS Evening News. In the meantime, CBS announced that they wouldn't finish broadcasting the match once the delay had ended. Therefore, viewers had to scramble to ESPN2 to watch the conclusion of that particular Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal final, and since ESPN2 themselves had to redirect to the second half of its Monday Night Football doubleheader, it awkwardly had to cut off from Nadal's post-match ceremony. The Late Late Show was split into 15- and 45-minute segments in order to allow CBS to air a daily late-night highlight show for the US Open tennis tournament.

The tournament highlights were broadcast in-between the guest segments. However, in mid-2007, the highlights show began airing first, with the full hour of The Late Late Show airing on a delay. Universal HD provided the high definition simulcast of USA Network's coverage of the US Open tennis tournament in 2006 and 2007. CBS was the first network to use the MacCam as John McEnroe was one of their tennis analysts; the MacCam was first used at the 2004 US Open to demonstrate several poor calls by chair umpires. In Serena Williams' controversial quarterfinal loss to Jennifer Capriati, several poor calls were contested by Williams. Television replays demonstrated that there were several crucial calls that were erroneous. On September 14, 2009, Juan Martín del Potro upset Roger Federer to win the Men's U. S. Open Championship. Dick Enberg hosted the post-match ceremony during which a victorious Del Potro requested to address his fans in Spanish. Enberg declined the request saying that he was running out of time, but went on to list the corporate-sponsored prizes that Del Potro won.

A couple of minutes Del Potro made the same request again and only Enberg relented saying "Very in Spanish, he wants to say hello to his friends here and in Argentina". An emotional Del Potro spoke a few sentences in Spanish to a cheering crowd. Many viewers expressed disappointment with CBS over the interview. A CBS executive defended Enberg, noting that the contract with the United States Tennis Association required that certain sponsors receive time during the ceremony. Dick Enberg took over the lead role at the US Open for CBS beginning