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A Best 2

A Best 2 is a series of greatest hits albums by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki, which were released on 28 February 2007 by Avex Trax. The two-volume release is a direct successor to A Best and features material from a four-year period of her career. A Best 2 is split between contrasting "dark" and "light" themes, with the two volumes Black and White compiling songs of either nature, respectively. A Best 2 held the top two spots of the Oricon albums chart in its debuting week, with A Best 2: White at number one; this made Hamasaki the first female artist since Keiko Fuji to occupy both positions in 37 years. Both A Best 2 volumes were certified 3× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. A Best 2: Black includes a unreleased track, "Part of Me" and its accompanying music video; the song was certified gold for 100,000 legal downloads. 1st DVD – Promotional Videos "Dearest" "Carols" "No Way to Say" "Walking Proud" "Free & Easy" "Endless Sorrow" "Because of You" "About You" "Game" "Is This Love?"

"Hanabi: Episode II" "Never Ever" "Heaven" "Part of Me" "H" 2nd DVD – Best of CountDown Live 2006-2007 Best of CountDown Live 2006-2007 Oricon Sales Chart Total Sales: 702,900 Total Sales: 750,000 On 15 January 2007 this release was confirmed by her official website. On 16 January 2007, track listing for both CDs were released; the album covers and DVD track listings were released on 6 February 2007. 1st DVD – Promotional Videos "Evolution" "Grateful Days" "Humming 7/4" "Unite!" "Real me" "My Name's Women" "Ourselves" "Inspire" "Step you" "Fairyland" "Voyage" "Moments" "H" 2nd DVD – Best of CountDown Live 2006-2007 "Not Yet" "Ourselves" "Fly High" "Beautiful Fighters" "Never Ever" "A Song for" ×× "No Way to Say" "Free & Easy" "Evolution" "Flower Garden" "Until That Day..." "Audience" "Boys & Girls"-encore- "Trauma" "Independent" "Humming 7/4" "Blue Bird" A Best 2: White – Oricon Sales Chart Total Sales: 721,850 Total Sales: 750,000 After the first week sales of A Best 2: Black and White were announced, Hamasaki had garnered sales of over 1 million copies.

With the release of A Best 2, Hamasaki broke many records. As of August 2007, A Best 2 has charted in the top 5 of 2007 Oricon Half-Yearly Album 2007 Chart. A Best: White charted as #3 and Black charted as #4. However, factoring in consistent sales of Kobukuro's "All Singles Best", it is predicted that A Best 2 will fall down to #4 and #5, respectively. According to Avex, A Best 2 had sold over 2 million copies as of March 2007. Oricon Sales Chart Total Sales: 1,424,734 Total Sales: 2,000,000 A Best 2 as a whole performed well on the Taiwan Charts. A Best 2: White topped the Taiwan Charts for 8 weeks, while A Best 2: Black has been following behind at #2 achieving peak at #1 on the second week of being released. Total Single Sales: 9,909,689 23 February 2007 – Music Station – "Evolution" 24 February 2007 – Music Fair 21 – "Evolution", "Dearest", "Heaven" 26 February 2007 – Hey! Hey! Hey! – "Dearest" 26 February 2007 – SMAPxSMAP – "Voyage", "Unite!" 2 March 2007 – Music Station – "Part of Me" 2 March 2007 – Music Fighter – "Never Ever" 2 March 2007 – PopJam – "Moments" 4 March 2007 – Domoto Kyoudai – "Step You" 16 March 2007 – Music Station – "Memorial Address" 16 March 2007 – PopJam – "No Way to Say" Information about A BEST 2 in Ayumi Hamasaki's website HMV Hong Kong Asian Chart HMV Hong Kong Japanese Chart g-music charts Korea monthly charts

Shameless: The Art of Disability

Shameless: The ART of Disability is a documentary film by Bonnie Sherr Klein about persons with disabilities. Produced in 2006 by the National Film Board of Canada, it is Klein's first film since a catastrophic stroke in 1987 left her a quadriplegic; the film explores disability culture and the transformational power art has for persons with disabilities. Klein is featured in the film, along with fellow artists with disabilities Catherine Frazee, a poet and writer. Vancouver musician Veda Hille contributed music for the film. Klein gathers these artists for a pyjama party where they explore Hollywood stereotypes of people with disabilities; the artists decide to meet a year at Vancouver's Kickstart Festival with the intent of creating their own images of disability. The film is set in British Columbia, in Vancouver, Roberts Creek and Hornby Island, with brief sequences in San Francisco and Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Carts of Darkness Watch Shameless: The ART of Disability at


The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises is an Indian NGO, the progressive face of Indian MSMEs and is regarded as such by the Government of India. It is a member of the National MSME Board formed under the MSME Act 2006. FISME is consulted by SME policy making set-up of the country and works in close coordination with the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises as well as major multilateral and bilateral bodies in India such as UNIDO, ILO, UNCTAD, DFID, GTZ etc. Supported by UNCTAD, DFID and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as a Tier-I partner, FISME is leading 22 provincial SME bodies in 18 states. Coinciding with the launch of major policy and support initiatives of the Indian government to promote the growth and development of small scale industries in India, FISME was born as the National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs in 1967 to provide an outreach and advocacy forum for small industries in particular and entrepreneurship in general. In the post-liberalisation era, NAYE along with eight state level associations formed FISME in 1995.

FISME conducts regular events across India catering to the different needs of SMEs. They conducted India SME forum in participation with other organisations. Official website "Weak rupee historic opportunity for MSMEs: FISME". India Infoline News Service. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2015

Harrison Report

The Harrison Report was a July 1945 report carried out by United States lawyer Earl G. Harrison, as U. S. representative to the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, into the conditions of the displaced persons camps in post-World War II Europe. Harrison's report was part of the impetus for the creation of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry regarding Mandatory Palestine under a British mandate, formed to recommend policies for dealing with both Jewish war refugees and the problems of Palestine. Following the completion of the report, Truman sent a copy to British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, with respect to Britain’s responsibility for Palestine. Truman wrote "On the basis of this and other information which has come to me I concur in the belief that no other single matter is so important for those who have known the horrors of concentration camps for over a decade as is the future of immigration possibilities into Palestine."The British responded negatively to the report. Attlee wanted the report kept confidential.

President Roosevelt appointed Harrison as the U. S. representative on the Intergovernmental Commission on Refugees on March 15, 1945. On June 18, the Jewish Agency in Mandatory Palestine sent a detailed and worded memo to the British authorities requesting 100,000 immigration permits for Jewish displaced persons in Europe. On June 22, two months after Roosevelt’s death, President Truman asked Harrison to conduct an inspection tour of camps holding displaced persons in Europe, on the urging of outgoing Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Harrison was asked to inquire into the conditions and needs of those among the displaced persons in the liberated countries of Western Europe and in Allied-occupied Germany and Allied-occupied Austria with particular reference to the Jewish refugees who may be stateless or non-repatriable: the conditions under which displaced persons and those who may be stateless or non-repatriable are at present living in Germany and Austria, the needs of such persons, how those needs are being met at present by the military authorities, the governments of residence and international and private relief bodies, the views of the non-repatriable persons as to their future destinations.

Harrison left in early July as the head of a small delegation, including two representatives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Joseph J. Schwartz and Herbert Katzki, the latter of the War Refugee Board, Patrick Murphy Malin of the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees; the group split up to visit thirty DP camps. The report was dated August 24, it blamed U. S. military authorities for the horrible conditions it described: Many Jewish displaced persons... are living under guard behind barbed-wire fences... including some of the most notorious concentration camps... had no clothing other than their concentration camp garb.... Most of them have been separated three, four or five years and they cannot understand why the liberators should not have undertaken the organized effort to re-unite family groups.... Many of the buildings... are unfit for winter.... Harrison contrasted these conditions with the relative normal life led by the nearby German populations and wondered at the contrast: We appear to be treating the Jews as the Nazis treated them except that we do not exterminate them.

They are in concentration camps in large numbers under our military guard instead of S. S. troops. One is led to wonder whether the German people, seeing this, are not supposing that we are following or at least condoning Nazi policy, he wrote that to date U. S. authorities were handing DPs in traditional ways as national groups, but that conditions and the history of Nazi anti-Semitism required recognition of the distinct identity of these DPs: The first and plainest need of these people is a recognition of their actual status and by this I mean their status as Jews.... Refusal to recognize the Jews as such has the effect, in this situation, of closing one's eyes to their former and more barbaric persecution, he recommended to the President that 100,000 DPs in those camps be permitted to resettle in Palestine. Truman forwarded the report to General Eisenhower, Commander of U. S. Forces in Europe. Eisenhower responded promptly with a series of measures that segregated Jewish DPs, found housing if it meant displacing German locals, increased rations, preference in employment aided by information about the Report's contents before it reached Truman.

Another immediate result of Harrison's recommendations was the appointment of an adviser on Jewish affairs to the U. S. Army with the rank of major-general, based on the recommendation of several Jewish organizations to the secretary of war. Rabbi Judah P. Nadich was the first, followed in October 1945 by Simon H. Rifkind, a New York City judge and municipal official; the Report focused the attention of the Truman and the U. S. military on the Jewish DPs. Truman wrote to Eisenhower on August 31: I know you will agree with me that we have a particular responsibility toward these victims of persecution and tyranny who are in our zone. We must make clear to the German people that we abhor the Nazi policies of hatred and persecution. We have no better opportunity to demonstrate this than by the manner in which we ourselves treat the survivors remaining in Germany, it highlighted Palestine as the solution and British control of immigration there as a cruci

Governorate-General (Russian Empire)

Governorate-General was an administrative-territorial division of the Russian Empire from 1775–1917. Governorate-General consisted of set of guberniyas, oblasts. Sometimes used interchangeably with krai or military guberniya. Moscow and Saint-Petersburg governorates were designated into a separate governorate-generals. Governorate-General was governed by a military leader of the land. Governor-generals supervised governors, but did not directly participate in the administration of the subordinated guberniyas, except for Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Governorate-General of Saint-Petersburg Governorate-General of Moscow Governorate-General of Azov Belorussian Governorate-General Siberian Governorate-General East-Siberian Governorate-General, split Vladivostok Military Guberniya (Eugénie de Montijo Archipelago and Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, established out of the Littoral Oblast right after the "Amur Annexation" turning Vladivostok into city-port. Amur Governorate-General Governorate-General of Irkutsk West-Siberian Governorate-General Lithuanian Governorate-General Governorate-General of Kiev known as the Southwestern Krai Governorate-General of Grodno, Kovno Little-Russian Governorate-General Novorossiysk-Bessarabia Governorate-General Governorate-General of Orenburg General Government of Galicia and Bukovina Baltic General Governorate Vistula Krai as Warsaw Governorate-General Russian Turkestan Governor-Generalship of the Steppes Caucasus Viceroyalty Grand Duchy of Finland known as the General Government of Finland History of the administrative division of Russia Guberniya / List of governorates of the Russian Empire Boris Mezhuyev Governorate-General in system of local government of Russia Copyright © 2007 «Русский архипелаг»