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Bosque Farms, New Mexico

Bosque Farms is a village in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,904 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. What is today Bosque Farms was part of a Spanish land grant dating from 1716 known as Bosque del Pino, or Los Pinos; the land changed hands numerous times before being purchased during the Great Depression by the New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, which in turn sold it to the federal Resettlement Administration in 1935. The RA renamed the land Bosque Farms and turned it into an agricultural resettlement project for Dust Bowl refugees. Traditional farming failed due to poor soil conditions, the families that stayed turned to dairy farming, which became the community's main agricultural industry through the 1960s. Bosque Farms was incorporated in 1974. Today and commercial development are its main sources of revenue. Bosque Farms is located in the Rio Grande Valley at 34°51′12″N 106°41′57″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles, all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,931 people, 1,422 households, 1,126 families residing in the village. The population density was 996.2 people per square mile. There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 374.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 82.68% White, 0.61% African American, 1.88% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 11.19% from other races, 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.53% of the population. There were 1,422 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.8% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.10. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $44,055, the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $40,963 versus $25,726 for females; the per capita income for the village was $20,317. About 4.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over. Bosque Farms' public schools are operated by Los Lunas Schools. In 2010, Bosque Farms Elementary won the National Blue Ribbon Award for its excellence in education and for progress in “closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.” As of March 2020, the current mayor of Bosque Farms is Wayne Ake. Village website

Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations

The Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations is a joint position created by partnership between UN Youth Australia and the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Appointed yearly through a rigorous application process, the Youth Representative holds an extensive nationwide consultation, meeting with young Australian's, politicians and leaders; each year the Youth Representative travels to the United Nation's General Assembly in New York as an accredited member of the Australian Mission to the UN to deliver a statement on behalf of the young people of Australia. Upon returning to Australia the Youth Representative delivers a report to the Australian Federal Government along with all State and Territory Governments on the year's consultations and key findings along with recommendations. In 2019 the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations is Kareem El-Ansary; each year, the Youth Representative takes part in a comprehensive national listening tour, engaging with young people across Australia on issues that are important to them along with meeting MP's, Government Officials and NGO's to learn about service delivery, to give advice and to represent the views and findings of young people in Australia.

The listening tour includes a core theme or questions, the basis for the tours consultations and findings, in 2019 the question of the tour is. The listening tour, supported by various levels of government, UN Youth Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade holds consultations and meetings in all Australian States and Territories, major cities and regional towns along with rural and remote areas. Consultations and workshops are held in schools, prisons, juvenile detention facilities and community venues; each year the Youth Representative travels to the United Nations General Assembly in New York as an accredited member of the Australian Mission to the United Nations, whilst at the UN the Youth Representative will engage with international leaders and deliver a speech representing the youth of Australia.2018 Youth Representative to the UN, Amos Washington said in his speech to the United Nations Third Committee "There is a misconception that young people are waiting in the wings, yet to experience the real world.

However, the issues the young people raised with me affect people of all ages, are among the many issues that the 2030 Agenda strives to address." "Young people I met advocated for a kinder society, free from harassment. In this sense, youth issues are community issues, community issues are youth issues." As part of the Youth Representative program a report is delivered to the Australian Federal Government along with all State and Territory Governments outlining the findings and recommendations of the Youth Representative from their listening tour. Lower the Australian voting age to 16 Alternatives to youth detention always be prioritised Schools provide comprehensive, inclusive sex education, education on mental health, bullying and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; the federal government funds additional youth mental health services in regional communities. The Government appoint a Minister for Youth; the federal government appoints a funded youth advisory council. Local and state/territory governments implement inclusive youth consultation strategies.

The government funds a national youth peak body

Conrad Humphreys

Conrad David Humphreys is a professional yachtsman and motivational speaker. Humphreys has competed in three round the world races, two crewed and one single handed He has competed in the Transat, the Route du Rhum, the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Archipelago Raid the Extreme Sailing Series and La Solitaire du Figaro. In his most recent adventure, Humphreys was the professional skipper of Channel 4's re-creation of Captain Bligh's epic voyage of survival; as the sailing master he was responsible for ensuring the team's safety and sailing of Bounty's Launch as they set out to re-trace Bligh's 4000 mile voyage in a tiny 23 foot open boat from Tonga to Timor. The story is part of new 6 part documentary series for Channel 4 and broadcast in the UK from 6 March 2017. Humphreys was Devon on 13 February 1973, the youngest of four siblings. Growing up in Exmouth, Humphreys loved sport and played competitive rugby for Exmouth Rugby Club and for the County of Devon whilst at school, but it was the draw of the sea that held his true ambition.

As part of the Exmouth Sailing Club, he competed in 2 Cadet world championships, winning the Junior Worlds in Holland 1989 and finishing 6th at the 1990 Cadet Worlds in Poland. It was at this point, he was asked to join a youth team preparing for the Fastnet in 1991, winning the Fastnet overall thrust him into the world of ocean racing. Humphreys attended Exeter College training to become a journalist, but the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1993-94 pulled him away from his studies to race around the world at the age of 19 years, he was to return to the University of Plymouth where he graduated in 1997 with a BSc in Ocean Science and Meteorology. Humphreys was later awarded an Honorary Master of Science from Plymouth University in 2005. Combining both his passions Humphreys founded Sport Environment, a sports marketing consultancy in 2001 and has worked with a number of leading brands and charities in both sailing and outdoor events, his creative drive and passion has led him to doing some pioneering work using sport as a catalyst for change.

As a former Board Member of Sport England, he is interested in using sport as a creative tool for engaging people with the issues that society faces. Humphreys is a motivational speaker and coach and has worked with a number of organisation with organisational change. He's a passionate speaker and give talks about culture, leadership and teamwork. After racing in the 1993-94 Whitbread, Humphreys skippered the student yachting team whilst at Plymouth University to success winning the BUSA Student Yachting Nationals and finishing 2nd at World Championships. At the end of his studies, he applied for a place to Skipper one of the BT Global Challenge 72's in the 2000-01 edition of the race. Humphreys and his LG FLATRON team went on to dominate the race setting a record pace and winning four out of seven legs. At just 26 years of age, Humphreys became the youngest winning skipper in the history of the race. In 2001, Humphreys teamed up with Mike Golding as navigator for the EDS Atlantic Challenge, competing two transatlantic crossings and finishing 3rd in the inaugural edition of the race.

He joined Will Oxley for the 2001 edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and went onto race in the Sydney Hobart as navigator for Commodore, CYCA, Matt Allan's Ichiban 70 in the next five editions of the race, coming close to winning the race overall in 2003. In 2003, Humphreys secured sponsorship with Motorola for the Transat Jacques Vabre and raced double-handed with Australian speedster Paul Larsen; the duo won the 50 ft class by over 500 miles. The result gave him the opportunity to pitch a campaign to Motorola for the 2004-05 Vendee Globe. On 20 February 2005, Humphreys became only the 5th British sailor to complete the Vendée Globe, he finished 7th after 104 days at sea in what has been acknowledged as one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Vendée Globe race. Humphreys would sell his Open 60, Hellomoto to yachtswoman Dee Caffari and moved into the Extreme 40 Class again with Motorola competing in the inaugural edition of the Volvo Extreme Sailing Series during the Volvo Ocean Race.

Humphreys selected Leigh McMillan as Helmsman for the campaign, which would see them finish 3rd overall, winning the final event in Rotterdam. Multihull sailing was taking off and as the Extreme Sailing Series grew, Humphreys teamed with DMS as main partner for the Archipelago Raid 2007; the tough Scandinavian event is an incredible endurance race in small 18 ft Formula 18 catamarans. Humphreys and teammate Ryan, would sail 4 editions of the Archipelago Raid, finishing 4th in the 2008 edition of the race. In 2011, Humphreys again teamed up with sponsor, DMS for the La Solitaire du Figaro, the unofficial World Championships for single-handed sailing. Humphreys sailed under the banner of the Artemis Academy, set up by OC Sport to support talented solo sailors. After a break from solo sailing, Humphreys returned to race in the 2014 edition of the Route du Rhum with the Class 40, sponsored by Cat Phones and Bullitt Group. After a difficult start to the race, he suffered a dismasting 400 miles west of Lisbon and had to retire from the race.

In 2016, Humphreys was recruited to be the professional skipper on board the ambitious recreation of Captain Bligh's 4000 mile voyage in an open 23 foot boat from Tonga to Timor for Channel 4. Using traditional navigation equipmen

Vanni Mouse

Vanni Mouse is a short film produced and directed by Tamiliam, a Sri Lankan Tamil from the diaspora. It won the best award in an international festival, it won the best film award in the fiction category in the nine-day 11th International Short and Independent Film Festival in Dhaka 2010. Commenting on the award, Barrister S. J. Joseph of Eelavar Cine Arts Council, based in London, told TamilNet this was the first time a Sri Lankan Tamil artist had been awarded at an international film festival."As far as content is concerned, the film is against violence perpetrated in the name of national integrity. To convey this message, the director picked up a form, an interesting combination of wild life cinematography, surrealistic backdrop and realistic incident. A monotonous journey of some mice ends up in an unexpected revelation of a human tragedy; the approach is quite original for anti-war film," said the Jury Recitation during the announcement of the award. Vanni Mouse is a short film following the journey of two mice.

The two inseparable couple end in an internment camp located in Vavuniya where hundreds of thousands tamils are imprisoned by the Sri Lankan government. These two mice witness the tragedy of many innocent civilians behind the barbed wires, which remains as unspoken truth. Whether the two will escape from the terrifying environment is the climax of this short film. Best Short film 4th Ulagayutha International Tamil film festival India 2011. Second Prize Makkal TV Ten Minute Stories India 2010. Best Critic Award 8th International Tamil Film Festival Canada 2010. Best Fiction Award 11th International Short and Independent Film Festival in Dhaka 2010. Special Prize Tamil film festival Norway 2010 Special Prize Periyar thirai 2009 14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival Czech Republic 2010 9th International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kosovo 2010 The European Independent Film Festival 2010 Vibgyor International Film Festival 2010 under theme “Focus of the Year: `South Asia Director Balu Mahendra about Vanni Mouse Poet Kasi Ananthan about Vanni Mouse Vanni Mouse on Facebook Vanni Mouse IMDB One of best 35 Tamil Short films YouTube Vanni Mouse Short Film


Democide is a term proposed by R. J. Rummel since at least 1994 who defined it as "the intentional killing of an unarmed or disarmed person by government agents acting in their authoritative capacity and pursuant to government policy or high command". According to him, this definition covers a wide range of deaths, including forced labor and concentration camp victims; this definition covers any murder of any number of persons by any government. Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder not covered by the term genocide. According to Rummel, democide surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century. Democide is the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide and mass murder. Democide is not the elimination of entire cultural groups but rather groups within the country that the government feels need to be eradicated for political reasons and due to claimed future threats. According to Rummel, genocide has three different meanings.

The ordinary meaning is murder by government of people due to their national, racial or religious group membership. The legal meaning of genocide refers to the international treaty on genocide, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; this includes nonlethal acts that in the end eliminate or hinder the group. Looking back on history, one can see the different variations of democides that have occurred, but it still consists of acts of killing or mass murder. Democide – This generalized meaning of genocide is similar to the ordinary meaning but includes government killings of political opponents or otherwise intentional murder. In order to avoid confusion over which meaning is intended. Rummel created the term democide for this third meaning; the objectives of democide include the disintegration of the political and social institutions of culture, national feelings and the economic existence of national groups. Some examples of democide cited by Rummel include the Great Purges carried out by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, the deaths from the colonial policy in the Congo Free State, Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward, which resulted in a famine that killed millions of people.

According to Rummel, these were not cases of genocide because those who were killed were not selected on the basis of their race, but were killed in large numbers as a result of government policies. Famine is classified by Rummel as democide. For instance, Rummel re-classified Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward as democide in 2005, he believed that Mao's policies were responsible for the famine, but that Mao's advisers had misled him. Therefore, he believed. However, reports from Jung Chang and Jon Halliday's Mao: The Unknown Story allege that Mao knew about the famine from the beginning but did not care, Mao had to be stopped by a meeting of 7,000 top Communist Party members. Based on this new evidence, Rummel now believes the famine was intentional and considers it a democide. Taking this into account, the total for Chinese Communist Party democide is 80.86 million, more than the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, or any other regime in the twentieth century. In his estimates, Rummel relies on historical accounts, an approach that provides accuracy compared with contemporary academic opinion.

His estimates include a wide range and cannot be considered determinative. Thus, Rummel calculates nearly 43 million deaths due to democide inside and outside the Soviet Union during Stalin's regime; this is much higher than an quoted figure of 20 million, or a more recent figure of 9 million. Rummel has responded that the 20 million estimate is based on a figure from Robert Conquest's 1968 book The Great Terror, that Conquest's qualifier "almost too low" is forgotten. Conquest's calculations excluded camp deaths before 1936 and after 1950, executions from 1939–1953, the vast deportation of the people of captive nations into the camps and their deaths 1939–1953, the massive deportation within the Soviet Union of minorities 1941–1944 and their deaths, those the Soviet Red Army and secret police executed throughout Eastern Europe after their conquest during 1944–1945. Moreover, the Holodomor that killed 5 million in 1932–1934 is not included, his research shows. After studying over 8,000 reports of government-caused deaths, Rummel estimates that there have been 262 million victims of democide in the last century.

According to his figures, six times as many people have died from the actions of people working for governments than have died in battle. One of his main findings is that liberal democracies have much less democide than authoritarian regimes, he argues that there is a relation between political democide. Political mass murder grows common as political power becomes unconstrained. At the other end of the scale, where power is diffuse and balanced, political violence is a rarity. According to Rummel, "The more power a regime has, the more people will be killed; this is a major reason for promoting freedom." Rummel concludes that "concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." Sev

East Junior Football League

The East Junior Football League known as the Edinburgh & District Junior League, the Midlothian Junior League and the Lothians Junior League, was a football league competition operated in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Falkirk under the Scottish Junior Football Association. It had fluctuations in membership and territory but had a continuous operation as the top league in the East of Scotland until a merger in 2002. Junior football competitions had been organised in the Edinburgh area since the 1890s, with a Edinburgh & District League formed in 1892 followed by other small groups in each part of the Lothians region surrounding the city; the East of Scotland league covering all parts was set up in a 1922 reorganisation, but this was at the same time as the formation of the East of Scotland Football League, an unrelated'senior' organisation below, more linked to, the professional Scottish Football League. The majority of emerging clubs within Edinburgh and those in the Scottish Borders joined the EoSFL rather than the East Juniors, who were unable to agree on a new format in this lopsided geography, with the predominant Midlothian clubs and those in East Lothian breaking away to form a new Midlothian League in 1928.

Those in West Lothian found themselves with little option but to apply for this'rebel' setup, which retained the Midlothian name until its suspension during World War II. After the war, some teams from the defunct Scottish Junior Football League from further afield joined the setup, the league was again re-named Edinburgh & District but operated with'West' and'Mid & East' divisions whose winners would play off for the championship. Despite the true footballing strength of the area never being recognised due to the enduring split between the Juniors and the EoSFL, the Edinburgh league was considered sufficiently strong to form one of six'regions' across Scotland in a re-organisation of Junior football in 1968, requiring little adjustment to its operations; the period following the change was successful for the territory in terms of East member clubs reaching the Scottish Junior Cup final, achieving this 9 times in 15 years, compared with 15 appearances in the previous 42 years. This was followed by another strong spell with 7 finals in the 14 years from 1989.

However, the small-town teams in the region had declined with the closure of local heavy industry, the surviving clubs looked to boost their income by playing more matches against the leading teams in other areas. In 2002 the new East Region Superleague was created in the east of the country in combination with the Fife League and the Tayside League; the East setup was retained as a feeder division to the Superleague as the Lothians District along with the other historic areas until 2006, when they were integrated into the East Region. The pattern of local appearances in the Scottish Cup final continued at a similar rate, with 3 of 8 finalists lifting the trophy over a 12-year period. In 2018, a large group of East Junior clubs joined the East of Scotland association en masse, aspiring to gain entry to the senior Scottish Professional Football League in future years. Back in the East Juniors, the remaining teams formed the majority of a new Super League South in 2019 along with those from Fife who had chosen not to switch.

Key: Notes Notes McGlone, David. The Juniors - 100 Years. A Centenary History of Scottish Junior Football. Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-060-3. Non-League Scotland, with club progression by season 1990 to 2007) Scottish Junior FA Structure, Scottish Junior Football Association