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Joseph Hondjuila Miokono

Joseph Hondjuila Miokono is a Congolese politician. He served in the government of Congo-Brazzaville as Minister of Trade during the 1990s and is the President of the Rally of Forces for Democracy, a political party. Hondjuila Miokono, who belongs to the Teke ethnic group, was appointed as Director of the Congolese Sinking Fund in the mid-1980s. In the June–July 1992 parliamentary election, Hondjuila Miokono was elected to the National Assembly of Congo-Brazzaville as a candidate in the Ngo constituency of Plateaux Region, he stood in the election as part of the National Alliance for Democracy, a coalition, dominated by Pascal Lissouba and Lissouba's party, the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy. President Lissouba appointed Hondjuila Miokono as Minister of Trade and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises on 2 September 1996, as part of the government of Prime Minister David Charles Ganao; when Lissouba was ousted by rebel forces loyal to Denis Sassou Nguesso in October 1997, Hondjuila Miokono went into exile in Cotonou, the commercial capital of Benin.

Hondjuila Miokono is the President of the RFD, a political party that opposes President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Considered a moderate opposition leader, he and his party participated in the April 2009 dialogue regarding preparations for the July 2009 presidential election, unlike radical opposition parties, which refused to participate. However, he and another moderate opposition leader complained in June 2009 that preparations for the election were being hobbled by delays and that the government and electoral commission were undermining the agreements reached in the dialogue, they threatened to withdraw from the election in protest. Hondjuila Miokono stood as a candidate in the 2009 election. Hondjuila Miokono was one of four opposition party leaders who participated in the founding of the Social Democratic Alliance of Congo on 22 February 2014. Along with the RFD, the alliance included UPADS, the main opposition party

John Kostuck

John T. Kostuck was an American salesman, piano tuner, legislator. Born in Stevens Point, Kostuck was blinded at age fourteen in a blasting accident while working on a farm. Kostuck went to the Wisconsin School for the Blind for his high school education. Kostuck went to University of Wisconsin–Madison and taught high school at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, Virginia, he became a salesman and piano tuner in Stevens Point. Kostuck ran in the 1926 Republican primary election for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district against incumbent Edward E. Browne, in a district so Republican that neither the Democrat nor the Socialist had the right to appear on the general election ballot, he tried again in 1928. In 1930 he chose instead to run for the Republican nomination for the Portage County seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a progressive, he won his party's nomination, unseated Democratic incumbent Michael Mersch, becoming the first blind member of Wisconsin's legislature.

He would be re-elected fourteen times to that seat, the first time as a Republican, the next four times as a member of the newly created Wisconsin Progressive Party. In 1942, he switched his affiliation to the Democratic Party, ran unopposed in both the primary and general elections, as he would in every subsequent election through 1958, he died in Stevens Point in 1960 while still in office and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Norman Myhra

Hunts Point Department of Public Safety

The Hunts Point Department of Public Safety is a private law enforcement agency in the South Bronx in New York City, patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 41st Precinct. Hunts Point Public Safety officers' duties are to protect the people and property and enforce all laws at the Hunts Point Market, less than 1 square mile in size, including all its facilities and railways. Hunts Point Department of Public Safety is governed by Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association Inc. HPDPS special patrolmen are NYS peace officers under New York State Criminal Procedure law, chapter §2.10 Sub 40 which grants them limited authority to make warrantless arrests and issue criminal court summonses while on hunts points property. The department employs security guards and Emergency Medical Technicians. There are several positions within the department: NYC Special Patrolmen Emergency Medical Technicians Public Safety Officers There are ten supervisory titles in the Hunts Point Public Safety Department, eight of which are uniformed positions, the highest sworn rank being Chief Of Department.

The HPDPS Special Patrolmen must go through 7 weeks of training which includes the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services training as a Peace Officer. This entails Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and Traffic Law, Defensive Tactics and Pepper Spray, Physical Training, Arrest Techniques and Process, Report Writing & Accusatory Instruments training and Interrogating, Patrol Tactics, Critical Incident Management, American Red Cross Professional Rescuers CPR / AED training, Standard First Aid, Blood–Borne Pathogens training and other light medical training. HPDPS Emergency Medical Technicians must receive 140 hours of state certified medical training with an additional 12-hour rotation in a hospital emergency room in their own time. Hunts Point Public Safety Officers carry a firearm after being approved and issued a handgun permit by the New York City Police Department, expandable baton, flashlight, bullet resistant vest, a two-way radio, directly linked to the Central Dispatcher and other officers.

Marked Dodge Ram pick-up trucks Unmarked Dodge Ram pick-up truck All Hunts Point Department of Public Safety Officers belong to the Special Patrolmen Benevolent Association. Law enforcement in New York City Law enforcement in New York List of law enforcement agencies in New York List of law enforcement agencies in Long Island Department of Public Safety Parkchester Department of Public Safety

Crescent City Schools

Crescent City Schools is a charter management organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Crescent City Schools is part of a movement in New Orleans to transform one of the worst school systems in the country. In the fall of 2010, Crescent City Schools received a Type 5 charter from the state of Louisiana to transform a failing school in New Orleans. In February 2011, Crescent City Schools was assigned to Harriet Tubman, a K-8 school in Orleans Parish, assumed operations there on July 1, 2011. In 2012, the organization was awarded the expanded charter for Akili Academy of New Orleans and the charter for Paul B. Habans Elementary. Habans opened as Paul Habans Charter School in July 2013; the Recovery School District was established in 2003 by the Louisiana Legislature as a means for the state to take over low-performing public schools. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the RSD has chartered out all of its schools, 92% of students in New Orleans attend charter schools; the schools that were not failing stayed under the control of the Orleans Parish School Board, which operates 18 schools, most of which are charters.

Once schools are turned around and deemed “not failing,” they have the option to return to the Orleans Parish School Board or stay in the RSD. Crescent City Schools operates under the Recovery School District. Turnaround in public schools is defined as the comprehensive reorganization of low-performing schools; this can involve changes in leadership, curriculum and staff, the overall identity and mission of the school. The initial goal of turnaround is to make significant achievement gains within two years; these gains are reflected in test score performances and recognized by rankings such as the School Performance Score issued by the Louisiana Department of Education. The long-term goal for turnaround is to transform the schools into high-performance organizations. Crescent City Schools serves more than 1,800 students in three schools across New Orleans: Harriet Tubman Charter School in Algiers, Akili Academy in the Upper Ninth Ward, Paul Habans Charter School in Algiers. Harriet Tubman Charter School was the first school to be managed by Crescent City Schools in 2011.

Temporarily located at 2832 General Meyer Avenue in the Algiers neighborhood on the West Bank of New Orleans, Tubman's permanent home is a historical building, undergoing renovations as of 2014. The school serves 1100 students in grades PreK-8, it is open non-selective. Special education professionals and interventionists are provided for high need students. In its first year of operations, Tubman’s School Performance Score increased by 11.1 points from its last reported score, moving from a 55.5 in 2010 to a 66.6 in 2012. In 2014, Harriet Tubman Charter School 8th graders outperformed the state average in all subject areas: English Language Arts, Math and Social Studies. In 2015, Tubman became the highest-ranking RSD school on the West Bank, its SPS improved by more than 18 points, demonstrating the second strongest growth for any K-8 school in the RSD. Tubman increased the number of students achieving mastery and proficiency on state testing across all testing grades. In addition, 85% of special needs students who qualified for the State's alternate assessment met or exceeded expectations in ELA and math.

In 2016, the percentage of Tubman scholars performing at Basic or above in ELA increased to 63%, while the percentage of students performing Mastery or above in Math increased to 33%. Akili Academy of New Orleans came under Crescent City Schools management in 2012. Akili Academy relocated in July 2013 to the newly restored historic William Frantz school building at 3811 North Galvez Street in the Upper Ninth Ward; the William Frantz site is significant as it was the first site of desegregation in New Orleans where six-year-old Ruby Bridges attended the all-white school on November 14, 1960. Akili Academy is a Type 5 charter school that began operations in August 2008 with kindergarten and first grade; the school is now a K-8 school serving 550 students. In the school’s first year of operations, only 6% of students were at grade level at the start of the school year. At the end of the first year of instruction, 85% of kindergarteners were at or above grade level and 77% of first grade students were at or above grade level.

This type of student achievement and academic growth is unprecedented for a school in its first year of operations. By the 2010-2011 school year Akili Academy had grown to a K-3 school and its first class of third graders took the State of Louisiana iLEAP exam, given annually to third and fifth-eighth graders. Over 88% of Akili students performed at or above grade level on the iLEAP, the highest percentage in the entire Recovery School District. Additionally, 45 % of students achieved a level of Advanced or Mastery in Math. For two years in a row, Akili Academy had the highest-performing third graders in the Recovery School District on the iLEAP. In 2014, Akili Academy sixth graders were in the Top 10 in the city for scoring Mastery and Advanced in English Language Arts. Akili was the only school in the Recovery School District represented on this list. Between 2014 and 2016, Akili increased the percentage of students reading on or above grade level by 15 percentage points, from 44% of students reading on or above grade level to 59%.

Paul Habans Charter School opened in July 2013 under Crescent City Schools. Paul B. Habans Elementary School, it is located at 3501 Seine Street in the Algiers neighborhood on the West Bank of New Orleans. Habans serves 630 sch

2011–12 Regionalliga

The 2011–12 Regionalliga season was the eighteenth season of the Regionalliga since its re-establishment after German reunification and the fourth as a fourth-level league within the German football league system. It was contested in three regional divisions; the season began on 8 August 2011 and ended on 20 May 2012. The champions of each division was promoted to the 2012–13 3. Liga; this tier of the German league pyramid was expanded to five divisions for the 2012–13 season. No team was relegated to a lower level on competitionally aspects at the end of the season. A total of 55 teams will compete in three geographical divisions; the composition of the three divisions was affected by licensing difficulties for multiple teams. Rot Weiss Ahlen were demoted from the 3. Liga at the end of its 2010–11 season after going into administration. Subsequently, Ahlen did not apply for a Regionalliga licence due to their financial situation, with the club aiming to participate in the fifth-tier NRW-Liga instead.

Insufficient funding was the key problem for another 3. Liga club as TuS Koblenz were forced to withdraw their participation in the 2011–12 season of the league several weeks after the last 2010–11 matches had been played. Koblenz applied for a Regionalliga licence. In order to avoid any disadvantages, the German FA hence admitted both Koblenz and TSV Havelse to the league. Several eligible teams from the fifth-tier Oberliga turned down promotion as well because of inability to fulfil the requirements for a Regionalliga licence; these teams include the champions and runners-up of the North division of the NOFV-Oberliga, Torgelower SV Greif and Hansa Rostock II, NRW-Liga runners-up Germania Windeck and Bayernliga champions FC Ismaning. The three division champions of the 2010–11 Regionalliga season, Chemnitzer FC, Preußen Münster and Darmstadt 98 were promoted to the 2011–12 3. Liga. In turn, only one of the three relegated teams from the 3. Liga, Bayern Munich II, entered the league after both Wacker Burghausen and Werder Bremen II were spared from relegation because of the financial problems in Ahlen and Koblenz.

The Bayern reserves were classified into the South division. A total of six teams were relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season. Eintracht Braunschweig II, FC Oberneuland and Türkiyemspor Berlin from the North division, FC Homburg and Arminia Bielefeld II from the West division, SV Wehen Wiesbaden II from the South division returned to their respective fifth-level league. A further two teams, SSV Ulm 1846 and SpVgg Weiden, had to withdraw in the middle of the season after going into administration and thus were automatically demoted. Ulm returned to the fifth tier in 2011 -- 12. Ten teams were promoted from the fifth-level leagues. Oberliga Niedersachsen champions SV Meppen, Oberliga Hamburg winners FC St. Pauli II, NOFV-Oberliga South division champions Germania Halberstadt and third-placed NOFV-Oberliga North division sides Berlin AK 07 were entered into the Regionalliga North, with the latter benefitting of both Torgelower SV Greif and Hansa Rostock II foregoing promotion. NRW-Liga winners Rot-Weiss Essen, third-placed team Fortuna Köln and Oberliga Südwest champions SC Idar-Oberstein were admitted into the Regionalliga West.

Hessenliga champions Bayern Alzenau, Oberliga Baden-Württemberg winners Waldhof Mannheim and Bayernliga runners-up FC Ingolstadt 04 II were promoted to the Regionalliga South. The German league system, having gone through its last adjustment in 2008, when the 3. Liga was established and the number of Regionalligas increased from two to three, required another adjustment by 2011; the reason for this was the large number of insolvencies on the fourth level, caused by high cost and infrastructure requirements while, at the same time, the clubs at this level complaint about low incomes and little interest from TV broadcasters. Requirements like the fact that Regionalliga stadiums had to have at least 1,000 seats and a separate stand with separate entrance for away spectators were seen as causing to much of a financial strain on amateur clubs. Many clubs struggled to cope with the 400-pages long license application, having to rely on volunteers rather than being able draw on permanent staff; this led to Oberliga champions at times, declining their right for promotion to avoid the financial risk the Regionalliga meant to them, breaking with a basic principle of German football, that league champions would always be promoted.

In a special conference of the German Football Association, the DFB, in October 2010, 223 of 253 delegates voted for a reform of the league system on the fourth level. The number of Regionalligas was to be expanded to five, with the reestablishing of the Regionalliga Nordost, the formation of the Regionalliga Bayern and a shift of the Regionalliga Süd to the new Regionalliga Süd/Südwest; the suggestion for the league reform had come from Bavaria, where, in a meeting of the Bavarian top-level amateur clubs at Wendelstein, the financial survival of the leagues and clubs in the current system was questioned. It resulted in the publication of what was called the Wendelsteiner Anstoß, which demanded a clear demarcation between p