Crown Jewels of the Netherlands

Sometimes jewellery used by the Dutch royal family are dubbed "crown jewels". In the past, the terms "House-diamonds", "House-jewels" and "family jewels" have been used. In 1790 the term "Bijoux de la Couronne" was used by Luise of Brunswick -Wolfenbüttel to refer to a large diamond from Borneo. In 1896 the Firm of van Kempen & Begeer wrote about resetting the jewels of the Crown. Queen Juliana gave a selection of her formal jewelry to the new Foundation Regalia of the House of Orange-Nassau, instituted on 27 July 1963. In 1968 a Foundation "Kroongoederen van het Huis van Oranje-Nassau" was instituted, it owns the House-jewels. The Houses of Orange and Nassau have a collection including diamonds and pearls; the famous Small Sancy diamond of 34 carat was bought by Frederik Hendrik, is now in the collection of the Prussian Royal Family. These collections have been dispersed several times. After the death of William III in 1702 there were several heirs in Germany, descendants of his grandfather Prince Frederick Henry.

The famous Orange pearls were sent to Prussia. In the 19th century the daughters and granddaughters of William I and the daughter of William II were given a large collection of jewels when they married; the jewels are now by inheritance in the collections of the royal and princely families of Sweden, Denmark and Saxen-Weimar. Consecutive Princes of Orange and Kings of the Netherlands have tried to institute a collection of crown-jewels that weren't a fideï comis and were therefore inseparable but they did not succeed, it was King William III of the Netherlands who decided that a number of gems and jewels were to be "the diamonds of the Crown". They were to be reserved for his consort. Amongst these "crown jewels" are large and old fashioned tiaras, devants the corsage and necklaces set with large emeralds, sapphires and rubies, they are sometimes worn during state-banquettes. The most impressive solitaire in the collection is a dropshape rose-cut Indian diamond that once belonged to Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange.

It is as "large as the egg of a dove and as clear as water". It is worn and the weight is unknown; the diamond has no official name but it has been referred to as the "Stuart" or "Holland" diamond in the past. The sets of diamonds and sapphires given to Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana were not part of these collection; the set of jewels containing 800 diamonds and the famous "Garuda" bracelet from the Dutch East Indies that were given to the Princess Juliana were broken up after their deaths. The stones are now part of several earrings and other jewels. During World War II the Dutch Crown Jewels were flown for safekeeping from The Hague to the UK and were kept in the vaults of Wolverhampton Town Hall; the Princess Irene Brigade who were members of the Dutch Army were stationed at Wrottesley Park, Wolverhampton during the war. René Brus.

Jorge Suárez Cáceres

Jorge Suárez Cáceres is a Puerto Rican politician and Senator. He has been a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico since 2006. Jorge Suárez Cáceres was born on August 24, 1976 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Ismael Suárez and Aurea Cáceres, he is the oldest of three siblings. Suárez studied in the Eugenio Brac Elementary School of Naguabo, finished his studies in his hometown of Humacao, at the San Benito and San Antonio Abad schools, graduating in 1994. Suárez obtained his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Recinto Metropolitano, graduating Cum Laude. During his youth, Suárez worked for a long time administering a gas station that belonged to his grandfather, he was involved in Little Leagues in sports like basketball and baseball. Suárez began his political career working as an aide to Representative Ferdinand Pérez, advisor to Senator José Luis Dalmau and to Resident Commissioner Aníbal Acevedo Vila, he was Director of the Transportation Area of the Governor's Office In September 2005, he started working as Regional Director of the Housing Department in Humacao.

Suárez Cáceres decided to run for the position of District Senator, to fill the vacancy left by Sixto Hernández. In July 16, 2006, he was elected by his party and was sworn in on August 31, 2006. Another candidate, Sara Irizarry, presented a motion after July 16, to nullify the voting claiming there were irregularities in the process, but the motion was dismissed. With 30 years at the moment, Suárez became the youngest Senator of that term, the second youngest to be sworn in the Senate in Puerto Rico, he has served as Speaker of his party in the Commissions of Commerce, Urban Development, Infrastructure. Suárez was sworn in for a second term on June 29, 2009, this time according to the Minority Law of Puerto Rico, to complete the delegation of nine senators for his party. Suárez has received several honors during his career; the Puerto Rico Chapter of the United Nations recognized his contributions to the discussion of international matters. The Comptroller's Office in Puerto Rico gave him a recognition for having a "100% healthy administration" in his office.

During August 2008, he was honored by the Puerto Rican community in the State of New Jersey as the youngest senator of Puerto Rico, declaring him Grand Marshal of the Puerto Rican parade during the Puerto Rican week on that state. He received a recognition from County Executive of Hudson County, New Jersey. Hon. Jorge Suárez Cáceres on SenadoPR

Clark Construction

Clark Construction referred to as Clark Construction Group, LLC, is a construction firm headquartered in Bethesda and founded in 1906. The company has 2018 annual revenue of more than $5 billion, is one of the largest commercial and civil contractors in the country. Notable projects include two dozen Washington, D. C. Metro stations, Nationals Park, Washington Harbour, the World Bank Group building, FedExField, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Capital One Arena, L'Enfant Plaza, Salesforce Tower, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center; as of 2017, current projects include Washington Dulles International Airport Silver Line Phase 2 and Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors. The company traces its founding to the George Hyman Construction Company which as an excavation only company in 1906 in Washington, DC where business boomed as it had the only steam shovel in Washington. In 1923 the company began doing actual construction with its first contract for Wheatley Junior High School.

The company was involved in numerous military construction projects during World War II. Hyman was succeeded by his nephew Benjamin Rome. In 1969 A. James Clark bought the company from the Hyman family and oversaw major growth including one of its earliest projects L'Enfant Plaza in Washington. Clark formed separate company 1977 for non-union projects in the Washington area. In 1995 Clark merged construction companies of Hyman, Shirley Contracting Company, Guy F. Atkinson Construction and OMNI to form Clark Construction. In 2016 a year after Clark died, the construction firm management bought the company from its parent Clark Enterprises leaving the parent to concentrate on its private equity and real estate markets. In June 2018, three black employees employed as elevator operators by a Clark Construction subcontractor in San Francisco alleged that they were targeted at work with racial slurs, including verbal abuse, written abuse on walls, black dolls hung from nooses, it was reported. Guy F. Atkinson Construction Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate - founded in 2001 as a vertically integrated business that handles Development and Construction, Operations and Maintenance/Life Cycle Costs Baltimore/Washington International Airport - Check baggage system Dulles International Airport - East/West Baggage system and people mover Kansas City International Airport - Construction of new single terminal Los Angeles International Airport - Overhaul of airport's central terminal San Antonio International Airport - New Terminal B Seattle–Tacoma International Airport - South terminal complex and arrivals terminal William P. Hobby Airport - Expansion of new concourse and renovations to Main terminal building Harry S. Truman Building - 2017 project to demolish interior and reinforce exterior.

Los Angeles City Hall - 1998 total overhaul and restoration including making it rated to withstand an 8.2 earthquake Los Angeles Hall of Justice - 2015 restoration and repair of building closed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building - 2013 project to build a $646.2 million campus reported at the time to be the largest single project in General Services Administration history Pasadena City Hall - 2007 overhaul and earthquake retrofit Walter Reed Medical Center - 2011 project with a contract price of $861 million to build the America Building and Arrowhead Building on the campus. Los Angeles Federal Courthouse - 2016 project to build a $326 million modern Federal Courthouse for the General Services Administration Official website