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Diplomatic mission

A diplomatic mission or foreign mission is a group of people from one state or an organization present in another state to represent the sending state/organization in the receiving state. In practice, the phrase diplomatic mission denotes the resident mission, namely the embassy, the main office of a country's diplomatic representatives to another country. Consulates, on the other hand, are smaller diplomatic missions which are located in major cities of the receiving state; as well as being a diplomatic mission to the country in which it is situated, it may be a non-resident permanent mission to one or more other countries. There are thus non-resident embassies. A country may have several different types of diplomatic missions in another country. An embassy is a diplomatic mission located in the capital city of another country which offers a full range of services, including consular services. A high commission is an embassy of a Commonwealth country located in another Commonwealth country. A permanent mission is a diplomatic mission to a major international organization.

A consulate general is a diplomatic mission located in a major city other than the capital city, which provides a full range of consular services. A consulate is a diplomatic mission, similar to a consulate general, but may not provide a full range of services. A consulate headed by an Honorary Consul is a diplomatic mission headed by an Honorary Consul which provides only a limited range of services; the head of an embassy is known as high commissioner. The term embassy is used as a section of a building in which the work of the diplomatic mission is carried out, but speaking, it is the diplomatic delegation itself, the embassy, while the office space and the diplomatic work done is called the chancery. Therefore, the embassy operates in the chancery; the members of a diplomatic mission can reside within or outside the building that holds the mission's chancery, their private residences enjoy the same rights as the premises of the mission as regards inviolability and protection. All missions to the United Nations are known as permanent missions, while EU member states' missions to the European Union are known as permanent representations, the head of such a mission is both a permanent representative and an ambassador.

European Union missions abroad are known as EU delegations. Some countries have more particular naming for their missions and staff: a Vatican mission is headed by a nuncio and known as an apostolic nunciature. Under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's missions used the name people's bureau, headed by a secretary. Missions between Commonwealth countries are known as high commissions, their heads are high commissioners. Speaking and high commissioners are regarded as equivalent in status and function, embassies and high commissions are both deemed to be diplomatic missions. In the past, a diplomatic mission headed by a lower-ranking official was known as a legation. Since the ranks of envoy and minister resident are obsolete, the designation of legation is no longer used today. A consulate is similar to, but not the same as a diplomatic office, but with focus on dealing with individual persons and businesses, as defined by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. A consulate or consulate general is a representative of the embassy in locales outside of the capital city.

For instance, the Philippines has its Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D. C. but maintains seven consulates-general and four consulates elsewhere in the US. The person in charge of a consulate or consulate-general is known as a consul or consul-general, respectively. Similar services may be provided at the embassy in what is called a consular section. In cases of dispute, it is common for a country to recall its head of mission as a sign of its displeasure; this is less drastic than cutting diplomatic relations and the mission will still continue operating more or less but it will now be headed by a chargé d'affaires who may have limited powers. A chargé d'affaires ad interim heads the mission during the interim between the end of one chief of mission's term and the beginning of another. Contrary to popular belief, most diplomatic missions do not enjoy full extraterritorial status and – in those cases – are not sovereign territory of the represented state. Rather, the premises of diplomatic missions remain under the jurisdiction of the host state while being afforded special privileges by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Diplomats themselves still retain full diplomatic immunity, the host country may not enter the premises of the mission without permission of the represented country to put out a fire. International rules designate an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents; the term "extraterritoriality" is applied to diplomatic missions, but only in this broader sense. As the host country may not enter the representing country's embassy without permission, embassies are sometimes used by refugees escaping from either the host country or a third country. For example, North Korean nationals, who would be arrested and deported from China upon discovery, have sought sanctuary at various third-

Dan Levitan

Dan Levitan is a former investment banker turned venture capital investor. He is co-founding partner at Maveron, which invests in consumer-only businesses centered on technology-enabled products and services in commerce and health and wellness. Levitan is the son of Milton Levitan. Levitan is Jewish, he is a graduate of Harvard Business School. After school, Levitan spent 15 years in investment banking focused on consumer businesses. During his banking career, Levitan helped more than 100 companies go public, make strategic acquisitions or monetize the equity value they had created; as a Managing Director at Schroder Wertheim & Co. including its predecessor companies, he led the firm’s consumer group and founded its West Coast investment banking division. Levitan met Howard Schultz in 1991, when Starbucks began planning for its IPO. Since co-founding the firm with Howard Schultz in 1998, Levitan has led many of the firm’s successful investments including Zulily, Trupanion, Capella Education Company, eBay, Shutterfly.

He serves on the board of directors of Allbirds, PlutoVR, Pro.com, Spyce and Two Chairs. Levitan has been recognized on the 2014 Forbes Midas List as one of the world's top investors, he has been named NASDAQ private company director of the year. Levitan has acted as a board member to numerous private and philanthropic organizations, he serves as a member of the Boards of Trustees of Seattle Children’s Healthcare System and Seattle Children’s Hospital and he serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for Seattle Children’s which oversees over $2B in AUM. Levitan is a board member of The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, where he acts as a judge at the annual New Venture Competition. Levitan is chair of Brothers for Life, a charity dedicated to supporting wounded Israeli Defense Force soldiers. Levitan married Stacey Rae Winston in a Jewish ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, they have two children together

Michael Waldman

Michael A. Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute. Waldman has led the Center since 2005. From 1993 to 1995, Waldman was a special assistant to President Bill Clinton for policy coordination; as the top White House policy aide on campaign finance reform, he drafted the Clinton administration's public financing proposal. From 1995 to 1999 he was Director of Speechwriting, serving as Assistant to the President, was responsible for writing or editing nearly 2,000 speeches, including four State of the Union and two Inaugural Addresses. In a September 2000 interview with PBS, he discussed his experiences at the White House, including his role as speechwriter, President Clinton's communication style, the White House response to events such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the Lewinsky scandal. Waldman is the author of several books, including: Who Robbed America? A Citizens' Guide to the S&L Scandal. Random House. 1990. ISBN 0-679-73482-1.

POTUS Speaks: Finding the Words That Defined the Clinton Presidency. Simon & Schuster. 2000. ISBN 978-0-7432-0020-2. My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Sourcebooks. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4022-4367-7. A Return to Common Sense: Seven Bold Ways to Revitalize Democracy. Sourcebooks. 2008. ISBN 978-1-4022-1365-6; the 2nd Amendment: A Biography. Simon & Schuster. 2014. ISBN 978-1-4767-4744-6. Waldman appears on television and radio to discuss public policy, the presidency and the law. Appearances include Good Morning America, he writes for publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Democracy. Prior to his government service, Waldman was the executive director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch the capital's largest consumer lobbying office, he was a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, teaching courses on political reform, public leadership and communications, he was a partner in a litigation law firm in New York City and Washington, D.

C. Waldman is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Waldman spent the majority of his childhood in Great New York, he is married to Elizabeth Fine the general counsel to the New York City Council and the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the United States during the Clinton administration. Together, they have three children. Waldman and his family reside in Brooklyn, New York. "Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law" "Michael Waldman" on Hardball with Chris Matthews "Michael Waldman" on CBS Evening News Appearances on C-SPAN

The Legend and the Hero 2

The Legend and the Hero 2 is a Chinese television series adapted from the novel Fengshen Yanyi written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing. The series was first broadcast on TTV from September to October 2009, was preceded by The Legend and the Hero in 2007. Victor Huang as King Wu of Zhou Ray Lui as King Zhou of Shang Ruby Lin as Daji Liu Dekai as Jiang Ziya Miao Haizhong as Shen Gongbao Ix Shen as Huang Feihu Bonnie Xian as Nezha Han Dong as Yang Jian Wang Like as Ziyu Yan Boya as Fenglai Tang Guoqiang as Yuanshi Tianzun Yang Long as Huang Tianhua Du Zhiguo as Su Hu Ding Ting as Jinzha Yang Chen as Muzha Qi Fang as Deng Chanyu Cheng Yalin as Tuxingsun Lou Qi as Wu Ji Yang Bo as Huang Tianxiang Yao Yunshun as Tongtian Jiaozhu Mou Fengbin as Kong Xuan Li Zixuan as Leizhenzi Li Xinling as Guanghan Fairy Lu Yujie as Princess Longji Pierre Png as Hong Jin Huang Jingjun as Guangchengzi Li Jun as Chijingzi Xu Jingyi as Juliusun Zhu Jiazhen as Yang Ren Xie Jiaqi as Zheng Lun He Lei as Yunzhongzi Xu Jiamin as Taishang Laojun Chi Sheze as Immortal Puxian Luo Shunming as Taoist Zhunti Luo Yongheng as Immortal Taiyi Wu Lihua as Qingxu Daode Sun Wanqing as Taoist Jieyin Guo Ye as Immortal Cihang Li Jianchang as Immortal Huanglong Jiao Changdao as Immortal Jinguang Wu Xiangqi as Holy Mother of Golden Spirit Chen Qiufang as Holy Mother of Wudang Yu Yang as Immortal Kunlu Jiang Bozhou as Wei Hu Zhu Yanfei as Nangong Shi Xie Lin as Master Yiqi Zhang Jiajun as Taoist Duobao Cheng Lidong as Wenshu Chufa Opening theme: Ai performed by Fan Zhuqing and Wang Yingzi Ending themes: Fengshen Bang performed by Zhou Peng Yishi Qing performed by Chen Guoning Gods of Honour The Legend and the Hero The Legend and the Hero 2 on Sina.com The Legend and the Hero 2 on TTV's website

1906–07 Panhellenic Championship

The 1906–07 Panhellenic Championship was the second staging of the Panhellenic Championship. Like the previous season, it is not acknowledged by the HFF, having been organised not by the federation, but by SEGAS and the Hellenic Olympic Committee; the competition was held in a cup-like format. All 3 matches took place at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome. Ethnikos won the championship, after beating Akadimaikon Gimnastirion 2-1 in the final. Note that Akadimaikon Gimnastirion was the Athenian University's football team; the other 3 contestants were the same with the previous season. As with last year all teams came from Piraeus. Empros Newspaper, 12 February 1907 issue Empros Newspaper, 19 February 1907 issue Empros Newspaper, 25 February 1907 issue

Avianca El Salvador

Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano, operating as Avianca El Salvador, is an airline owned by the Synergy Group based in El Salvador. As TACA, it was the flag carrier of El Salvador; as Avianca El Salvador, it is one of the seven nationally branded airlines in the Avianca Holdings group of Latin American airlines, has been in operation for 75 years. TACA owned and operated five other airlines in Central America, its name was an acronym meaning Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos, but this was changed to Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano, reflecting its expansion to North, South America and the Caribbean. On October 7, 2009, it was announced that TACA would merge with Avianca, though TACA maintained its name until the merger was completed on May 21, 2013. TACA Airlines was the second-oldest continuously operating airline brand in Central America and the Caribbean after Cubana de Aviación; the airlines that made up TACA Airlines were: TACA International Airlines Aviateca Regional - Formerly Inter, it operates under Aviateca's code.

Lacsa Isleña Airlines TACA Perú TACA RegionalThe airline's hubs before Avianca merger were: TACA Airlines - Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador, El Salvador TACA Perú - Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru LACSA - Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica ended in May 2013 TACA was founded in 1931 in Honduras by New Zealander Lowell Yerex. TACA began operations with a single-engine Stinson plane. Since its beginnings, routes covered all the national territory and its aircraft sported the XH Mexican registration; the idea of its founder was to establish one airline in each Latin-American country, such as Aerovias Brasil in Brazil and other TACAs in Mexico and Colombia. Out of all the TACA franchise airlines created, only TACA International of El Salvador survived, As a consequence, in 1945 Yerex left the company and TACA moved its headquarters to the Republic of El Salvador where it was modernized and expanded, the company established investment groups in other Latin American countries to be sold to domestic airlines, which in the case of Honduras TACA was sold to SAHSA.

TACA was organized as an international company having its headquarters in San Salvador only under the name of TACA International Airlines. During the 1940s and 1950s, the airline began to acquire larger piston engine airliners including the Douglas DC-3 and the Douglas DC-4; the Vickers Viscount turboprop passenger airliner followed in order to expand its route network around the Americas. On 28 December 1966, TACA Airlines entered the jet age when it inaugurated their first jet, a BAC One Eleven; the aircraft model was used until June 1, 1988, when it was phased out in favor of the Boeing 737-200 aircraft. The Lockheed L-188 Electra four engine turboprop airliner was operated from 1976 by TACA Air Cargo including freight flights to Miami, Florida; until 1980, TACA was owned by a United States company and had its corporate headquarters in New Orleans under the administration of the Kriete Family of El Salvador, who owned a minority stock and ended up buying all the shares. The airline made several upgrades in the fleet during the 1980s, by substituting the much older turboprops and One Eleven airliners with more efficient aircraft, such as the 737-300 and Boeing 737-400 of the Boeing 737 Classic series and its predecessor, the Boeing 737-200 Advanced.

Between 1940 and 1995, TACA bought the majority shares of the flag carrier airlines of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, consolidating operations under a new brand name, Grupo TACA. In the 1990s, TACA Airlines became the launch customer and principal users of the Airbus A320 model in Latin America; these aircraft were substitutes for the aging Boeing 737-200 and the 737-300/-400 series aircraft that were on the fleet, which were retired until 1999. In 1992, TACA signed a strategic alliance with Panama-based Copa Airlines, the airline began flying to Tocumen International Airport, making it the first flight connection center in Latin America; as a consequence, Tocumen airport became the "Hub of the Americas" and the integration of several Latin American airlines to the alliance, such as LACSA, NICA took place. The alliance ended in 1998. In 2001, having its main hubs in San Salvador, El Salvador, San Jose, Costa Rica, the airline set an operations base at Lima, its first base in South America, causing as a consequence the founding of TACA Peru, of which TACA had 49% shares at.

With this new addition, Grupo TACA began to offer a comprehensive network of routes throughout the Americas. In 2005, TACA Airlines was one of the founding members of the Mexican airline Volaris. In the same year, TACA became the first airline of Latin America to operate the largest version of the A320: the Airbus A321. In 2008 the board of directors decided to revert to the original name, TACA International Airlines, the airline' headquarters returned to San Salvador, El Salvador to a new building, inaugurated shortly afterwards, it revealed a renovation in its corporate image. That same year, TACA became the second user of the Brazilian Embraer E-190 in Latin America. In October 2009, it was announced that TACA Airlines would merge its as