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Carl Vinson

Carl Vinson was an American politician who served in the U. S. House of Representatives for over 50 years and was influential in the 20th century expansion of the U. S. Navy, he was a member of the Democratic Party and represented Georgia in the House from 1914 to 1965. He was known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy", he is the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Georgia. Vinson was born in Baldwin County, where he attended local schools and Georgia Military College, he graduated with a law degree from Mercer University in 1902. After some years of practice, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1908. After losing a third term following redistricting, he was appointed as judge of the Baldwin County court. Following the sudden death of US Senator Augustus Bacon, Representative Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia's 10th congressional district was nominated to fill Bacon's Senate seat. Vinson announced his candidacy for Hardwick's seat in Congress.

Vinson defeated three opponents. By this time, most of Georgia's African Americans had been disenfranchised since the turn of the century, after the state passed laws and a new constitution making voter registration more difficult; the Republican Party was hollowed out in the state. Vinson was the youngest member of Congress when he was sworn in on November 3, 1914. Vinson served as a Representative from November 3, 1914, to January 3, 1965, he was re-elected by Democratic voters for this seat. During his tenure in the U. S. House, Vinson was a champion for national defense and the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Marine Corps, he joined the House Naval Affairs Committee shortly after World War I and became the ranking Democratic member in the early 1920s. He was the only Democrat appointed to the Morrow Board, which reviewed the status of aviation in America in the mid-1920s. In 1931, Vinson became chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee. In 1934, Vinson helped push the Vinson–Trammell Act, along with Democratic Senator Park Trammell of Florida.

The bill authorized the replacement of obsolete vessels by new construction and a gradual increase of ships within the limits of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Naval Treaty of 1930. Initial funding for the Vinson–Trammell Navy Act was provided by the Emergency Appropriations Act of 1934; this was necessary as during the previous administration, not a single major warship was laid down and the US Navy was both aging and losing ground to the Japanese Navy. Japan repudiated the treaties in late 1934. Vinson was responsible for additional naval expansion legislation, the Naval Act of 1938 and the Third Vinson Act of 1940, as well as the Two-Ocean Navy Act of 1940; the ambitious program called for by this series of laws helped the U. S. Navy as the country entered World War II, as new ships were able to match the latest ships from Japan. At the end of World War II, Congress had authorized four Naval four-star officers to be promoted to Fleet Admiral. A staunch partisan of Admiral William Halsey, Jr. Vinson blocked the nomination of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance several times, although the majority thought him more deserving, to ensure that Halsey got the fourth billet.

Congress responded by passing an unprecedented act that specified that Spruance would remain on a full admiral's pay once retired until his death. Following World War II, the House Naval Affairs Committee was merged with the Military Affairs Committee to become the House Armed Services Committee. With Republicans winning control of Congress in the 1946 election, Vinson served as ranking minority member of the committee for two years before becoming Chairman in early 1949, when the Democrats were again in majority, he held this position, with the exception of another two-year Republican interregnum in the early 1950s, until his retirement in 1965. In this role, Vinson adopted a committee rule that came to be known as the "Vinson rule", which limited the number of questions a junior member of the committee could ask to one question per year of service on the committee; as chairman, Vinson oversaw the modernization of the military as its focus shifted to the Cold War. He was committee chair when Congress authorized the procurement of the first nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, starting with USS Enterprise in the late 1950s.

A staunch segregationist, in 1956, Vinson signed "The Southern Manifesto". Other Southern politicians signed this in resistance to the ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated public education was unconstitutional, that states needed to integrate their public schools. Vinson did not seek re-election in 1964 and retired from Congress in January 1965. Vinson married Mary Green of Ohio in 1921, she died in 1949 after a long illness. Vinson did not have children, but his great-nephew, Sam Nunn, served as a Senator from Georgia for more than 24 years. Nunn followed in his great uncle's footsteps, serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee for nearly his entire tenure in the Senate. Sam Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn ran unsuccessfully for one of Georgia's U. S. Senate seats in 2014. Vinson considered his longtime assistant Charles Tillman Snead, Jr. his surrogate son, Snead's wife, Molly Staeman Snead, was Vinson's wife's nurse for several years. Snead's son and grandchildren maintained this familial bond to Vinson until his death in 1981.

Vinson returned to Baldwin County, where he lived in retirement until his death on June 1, 1981. He is buried in Memory Hill Cemetery in Georgia. At th

Nochi Dankner

Nochi Dankner is an Israeli businessman. He was the controlling shareholder of the IDB Group. Dankner is the founder and chairman of the Ganden Group - which led him to personal bankruptcy of 400 Million NIS, a board member of the Jewish Agency for Israel. In 2017 he was convicted of Securities Fraud for a scheme to inflate his company's stock price in order to raise money when it was struggling financially. Nochi Dankner was born in Tel Aviv, he is the son of one of six brothers who founded Dankner Investments. After military service in the Israel Air Force, Dankner studied political science and law at Tel Aviv University, where he edited the law review. After graduation, he began to work as a trainee lawyer at Yigal Arnon & Co law firm, which he left after several years to establish Dankner-Lusky law firm with advocate Moshe Lusky. Dankner founded Ganden Aviation, it was the company. It was sold to IDB in controversial deal. In 2011, Dankner sold the Israeli agrochemicals manufacturer Makhteshim Agan to China National Agrochemical Corporation, a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the deal as "a big achievement for the economy of Israel." That year he was ranked eleventh in Forbes Magazine’s list of wealthy Israelis. Through an IDB Holding Dankner controlled various companies such as Cellcom, Super-sol, Hadera Paper and Nesher Cement, he had subsequent shares in Clal Insurance and Bank Hapoalim Total worth of companies, controlled by Nochi Dankner was about 400 billion NIS. After some bad business deals made by Dankner, including investment in failed Las Vegas hotel and residential project, collapsed Maariv newspaper deal, IDB, a public company at the time sustained millions of dollars losses. Dankner tried to save the control of the company and hired Itay Strum, broker Adi Sheleg and some others to buy and sell IDB stock, causing inflation of prices during a public offering in February 2012; the intention was to raise capital for the company. Itay Sturm received eight million shekels from Nochi Dankner in order to sell. Strum and his colleagues bought stock at higher prices, while they knew it was worth much less in order to manipulate traders to buy IDB stock at inflated prices.

This raises the stock's price beyond its real one, illegal stock manipulation by law. Dankner was charged with market manipulation, his trial took place in the Tel Aviv District Court before Judge Khaled Kabub. During the trial Dankner received dozens of various documents in his support; those documents were admitted at the trial as evidence of his good character. The documents came from different organisations, including the World Jewish Congress and Bar-Ilan University. Individual letters were received from top officers in politicians and rabbis. Dankner was convicted in July 2016. On 6 December 2016, he was sentenced to two years in prison, as well as 800000 NIS fine. In addition, Dankner received a suspended sentence of an additional year. Prosecutors had asked for a three- to five-year prison sentence. Judge Khabub's formula of sentencing was: “deemed it appropriate to punish the accused within the lower levels of the appropriate punishment due to the personalities of the accused, their extraordinary philanthropic work and the damages and losses they inflicted on themselves by getting embroiled in this scheme.”

His accomplice Itay Strum was convicted and sentenced to a one-year prison term and a 500000 NIS fine. IDB Holdings and Strum's ISP Trading Group were fined 250000 NIS and 150000 NIS. Dankner appealed the conviction to the Israeli Supreme Court. On 29 August 2018, the Supreme Court rejected his appeal and increased his sentence to three years in prison, it doubled Itay Strum's sentence to two years in prison. The Supreme Court ruled that he would begin serving his sentence on 2 October 2018. On 2 October, he arrived at Maasiyahu Prison to begin serving his sentence, he was granted early release in February 2020


Friesens Corporation is Canada's largest printer of hardcover books. They are employee-owned, specializing in hardcover books and yearbooks, located in Altona, Canada. Friesens operates a self-publishing subsidiary named FriesenPress, launched in 2009. Friesens was founded by David W. Friesen in 1907 as a confectionery store. In 1933, the family began publication of the Red River Valley Echo; the company underwent rapid expansion in the 1960s and'70s, becoming a regional printer of high school yearbooks. Friesens is Canada's largest printer of hardcover books. Furthermore, it has been rated as one of Canada's best 50 managed companies by Deloitte and Touche on several occasions. In 2018, Friesens was number 60 of the top 400 printing companies in the United States and Canada. In 2000, Friesens printed the Canadian run of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, producing 400,000 copies of the book. In 2009, Friesens opened the self-publishing imprint FriesenPress in Victoria, which by 2013 published about 200 books per month.

In 2004, The National Association for Printing Leadership awarded Friesens its highest management award. In 2004, Caldwell Partners and The Globe and Mail named president Curwin Friesen as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40". Friesens Corporation

Graham Warren

Graham Warren was an Australian international speedway rider who finished third in the 1950 Speedway World Championship final. Warren arrived in the UK in March 1948 and signed up with the Birmingham Brummies in the National League Division Two; the Brummies were promoted to National League Division One for the 1949 season. In sixty meetings that season, Warren was unbeaten by an opponent in twenty five of them and averaged eleven points a match. In the May 1948, just two months after arriving in the UK for a trial with Birmingham, Warren was selected to ride for Australia. By 1949 he was the captain of his country. In 1949, despite being in a tougher division he still scored ten points a meeting and he qualified for his first World Final. In 1950 Warren qualified again finished in third place; however in early 1951, a severe accident at a meeting in New Zealand left Warren with a triple skull fracture and his career was never to hit the heights of 1950 again. 1949 - London, Wembley Stadium - 12th - 5pts 1950 - London, Wembley Stadium - 3rd - 12pts 1952 - London, Wembley Stadium - 13th - 5pts 1953 - London, Wembley Stadium - 12th - 5pts

Siddalingaiah (poet)

SiddalingaiaH is an Indian poet and playwright writing in the Kannada language, a Dalit activist and politician. He is credited with starting the Dalit-Bandaya movement in Kannada and with starting the genre of Dalit writing, he is one of the founders of the Dalita Sangharsh Samiti along with B. Krishnappa. In 1988, at the age of 34, he became a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and, in 2006, chairman of the Kannada Development Authority, a post with Cabinet rank that he held until 2008, he has been head of the Department of Kannada at Bangalore University and a member of the University Syndicate of Kannada University, Hampi. He is acknowledged as a symbol of the Dalit movement and a leading public intellectual and Kannada poet. Works Holemadigara Haadu Saaviraaru Nadigalu Kappu Kaadina Haadu Aayda Kavithegalu Meravanige Nanna Janagalu mattu Itara Kavitegalu Kudiva Neeliya Kadalu Ooru Saagaravagi Ooru Keri-1: Atmakathana Ooru Keri-2: Atmakathana Ooru Keri-3: Atmakathana Ooru Keri - An Autobiography A Word With You, World: The Autobiography of a Poet Translated by S.

R. Ramakrishna Satyanarayana, K & Tharu, Susie From those Stubs Steel Nibs are Sprouting: New Dalit Writing from South Asia, Dossier 2: Kannada and Telugu, New Delhi: HarperCollins India. PanchamaNelasamaEkalavya HakkkinotaGramadevathegaluAvataragaluJana SamsakruthiAa Mukha Ee Mukha

University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland the University of Paisley, is a public university with four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Blantyre and Ayr, as well as a campus in London, England. The present institution dates from August 2007, following the merger of the University of Paisley with Bell College, Hamilton, it can trace its roots to the late 19th century, has undergone numerous name changes and mergers over the last century, reflecting its gradual expansion throughout the west of Scotland region. Holding a regional reputation for vocational undergraduate and post-graduate courses the university has 17,025 students, with 1300 staff, spread across six schools of learning; the Crichton Campus in Dumfries is maintained in partnership with a number of other institutions, including the University of Glasgow. The university's highest ranking for UK Institutions came in 2009 when the Complete Universities Guide placed UWS 62 out of 113 universities. In 2017, UWS was ranked 100th out of 129 universities in the same league table.

Although classified as a new university, the University of the West of Scotland has a rich, diverse history inherited from the various institutions that preceded it, including the Paisley School of Art, University of Paisley, Bell College of Technology, Craigie College of Education and Dumfries and Galloway College of Nursing. 55°50′37″N 4°25′49″W At the time of the Industrial Revolution, Paisley was renowned for thread weaving. The Coats mill was run by two brothers and Thomas Coats; these men, children of the Scottish Enlightenment had liberal ideals and became noted philanthropists. As members of the Philosophical Institution, founded in 1808 the Coats donated a museum and library to the town, funded the building of the Coats observatory and promoted education throughout Paisley; the Philosophical Institution, helped establish the School of Arts in 1836, which become a Government School of Design in 1846, one of twenty similar institutions established in UK manufacturing centres from 1837-1851.

They were set up to improve the quality of the country's product design through training in design for industry. Peter Coats was director of both Paisley Philosophical Institution and the Government School of Design; the Design schools were renamed Schools of Art, once again as Schools of Art and Science. In 1897 Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll laid the foundation stone of a grand new building for the College; the design was the winner of an architectural competition and funded by local industrialists. By the start of the twentieth century, Paisley Technical College and School of Art, was a centre for teaching the University of London External Programme; the most famous principal of the College was Lewis Fry Richardson, FRS principal from 1922 to 1940. A mathematician, meteorologist and pacifist who pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting, as well as the application of similar techniques to studying war, he carried out ground breaking work on fractals. Throughout the first half of the century the institution had a financial struggle.

After the second world war Central Institution status provided a regular Government income but also meant closing the school of Art, ceding students to Glasgow School of Art. The new entity thus became Paisley College of Technology. In the 1960s a large physical expansion took place alongside the Neo-Classical original building on the main 20 acre Paisley town centre site. At the time Paisley, in common with other Central Institutions and the former Polytechnics offered a range of degrees under the Council for National Academic Awards. With the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, the Paisley College of Technology was granted the title University of Paisley and was established as a University with a Royal Charter and degree awarding powers. Today, this institution forms Paisley Campus of the University. On 1 August 2007, the University of Paisley merged with Hamilton. On 30 November 2007, the Privy Council approved the name University of the West of Scotland for the merged institution; the name change was resisted by many in Paisley, seeing it as a break with tradition and the connections binding the previous university to the town.

The'Keep It Paisley' campaign attracted a number of supporters, amongst them local MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, Douglas Alexander. Between 2008 and 2010, UWS opened offices in Glasgow with a focus on the creative industries; the School of Media, Culture & Society has offices in Film City Glasgow and the Centre for Contemporary Arts. This forms a metropolitan base for research, performance and exhibitions, work with industry, knowledge exchange activities, connecting the university's four campuses with the city where the media and arts sector is most concentrated in the west of Scotland; the merged institution served over 18,000 students and remains the largest'new university' in Scotland. The Principal and Vice-Chancellor is Craig Mahoney. 55°27′30″N 4°36′56″W The establishment of the University of Paisley prompted a merger with Craigie College of Education in Ayr in 1993, led to the incorporation of nursing colleges in the town. The Ayr Campus was operated by the University of Paisley before the merger that established UWS.

Set in 20 acres of the old parkland of Craigie House bordering the River Ayr, the campus houses the West of Scotland Management Centre, the Business School’s management training and development facility. In August 2011, a new campus for the university in Ayr opened on a riversi