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Foreign relations of Grenada

The United States, Venezuela and the People's Republic of China have embassies in Grenada. Grenada has been recognized by most members of the United Nations and maintains diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Grenada is a member of the Caribbean Development Bank, CARICOM, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Commonwealth of Nations, it joined the United Nations in 1974, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States in 1975. Grenada is a member of the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System. Grenada has been an independent Commonwealth realm since 1974. Under the People's Revolutionary Government, Grenada was never declared a republic, but remained a Commonwealth realm, under the dictatorship of the New Jewel Movement's leader, Maurice Bishop. Small-scale cannabis cultivation. List of diplomatic missions in Grenada List of diplomatic missions of Grenada

Michael Punke

Michael W. Punke is an American writer, professor, policy analyst, policy consultant and former Deputy United States Trade Representative and US Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, he is the Vice President of Public Policy for Amazon Web Services. He is best known for writing The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, adapted into film as The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, with a screenplay by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Punke was born and raised in Torrington, the son of Marilyn and Butch Punke, a high school biology teacher, he has a younger brother, a sister, Amy. They engaged in various outdoor activities in the wilderness like fishing, hiking and mountain biking; when he was a teenager, he spent at least three summers working at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site as a "living history interpreter." He was a debate team champion in high school, which he graduated early from to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst transferring to George Washington University, where he graduated with a degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs.

He attended and received his Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School, where he focused on trade law, was elected to become Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Law Journal. Upon graduation from Cornell Law in the 90s, Punke worked as a government staffer for Senator Max Baucus, now the former Ambassador to China. From 1991–92, Punke served as International Trade Counsel to Baucus, then Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's International Trade Subcommittee. Punke met his wife Traci while working for Baucus. During 1993–95, Punke served at the White House as Director for International Economic Affairs and was jointly appointed to the National Economic Council and the National Security Council. In 1995–96, Punke became a Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he advised them on issues ranging from intellectual property law to trade to agricultural law. Punke has worked on international trade issues from the private sector, including as a partner at the Washington, D.

C. office of Mayer, Rowe, & Maw. From 2003 to 2009, Punke consulted on public policy issues out of Montana. In 2009, President Barack Obama selected Punke to serve as the Deputy United States Trade Representative and U. S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Obama's selection of Punke for this position was confirmed by the U. S. Senate in 2011; as a federal government employee, Punke was prohibited by ethics rules from promoting his literary work, including through interviews, book signings, parties or any other efforts that could be considered abusing his position to enrich himself. Punke has been a partner at the law firm of Mayer Brown, resident in the Washington, D. C. office and working on various matters involving international trade law. In the years of 2003 to 2009, Punke served as a consultant on various public policy matters and was based in Missoula, Montana. In February 2017, Punke joined Amazon Web Services as Vice President for Global Public Policy.

Punke is the author of The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, published by Carroll & Graf in 2002. Punke came up with the idea to write the novel while on an airplane, after reading a couple of lines in a history book about real-life frontier fur trapper Hugh Glass. Punke was working at the law firm of Mayer Brown at the time when he started the book, so he would go to the office as early as 5:00 AM before anyone else got there to write pages for three hours, do his job for eight to ten hours; the book took a total of four years to complete and according to his brother Tim, Punke caught pneumonia at least four times during the writing process. Punke performed extensive research on Glass, which included setting up and testing real hunting traps; the book was published in 2002 to little fanfare, although Punke was able to sell movie rights to it. Once he discovered the novel, Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu fought for it to be made into a movie, where other directors such as Park Chan-Wook and producers such as Megan Ellison were attached.

After Punke relocated with his wife Traci and their two children to Missoula, where he worked part-time as a policy consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Montana, he finished two screenplays as well as two non-fiction books, one about the fight to save the Buffalo – Last Stand – and the other about a mining disaster that occurred in North Butte, MontanaFire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917. While a high-ranking federal employee, Punke was prohibited by ethics rules from talking publicly or to the media about his work, attending events, signing book copies or conducting any other activities that could be seen as promoting his work for his personal enrichment, he was, allowed to earn royalties and other payments from it. Punke's brother Tim and wife Traci spoke for him instead. In 2006, Punke published a non-fiction book, via Hachette Books, that covered a mining disaster that occurred in North Butte, Montana during 1917; the book was a finalist for the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award.

A reprint edition was published in 2007. The book has received favorable reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and other sources. Harper Collins published Punke's non-fiction book about saving the Buffalo – Last Stand – in 2007; the subtitle o

1986 in paleontology

Paleontology or palaeontology is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. This includes the study of body fossils, burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised feces and chemical residues; because humans have encountered fossils for millennia, paleontology has a long history both before and after becoming formalized as a science. This article records significant discoveries and events related to paleontology that occurred or were published in the year 1986. Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list. Fossil jaw fragments containing multicusped teeth were found in Dockum Group rocks in western Texas. One fragment from a lower jaw, contained two teeth, each with five cusps. Another fragment, from an upper jaw contained several multi-cusped teeth; these finds are similar to the pterosaur genus Eudimorphodon and may be attributable to this genus, although without better fossil remains it is impossible to be sure

KolĂ­n District

Kolín District is a district within Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Its capital is the town of Kolín. Barchovice - Bečváry - Bělušice - Břežany I - Břežany II - Býchory - Cerhenice - Červené Pečky - Český Brod - Chotutice - Choťovice - Chrášťany - Církvice - Dobřichov - Dolní Chvatliny - Dománovice - Doubravčice - Drahobudice - Grunta - Horní Kruty - Hradešín - Jestřabí Lhota - Kbel - Klášterní Skalice - Klučov - Kolín - Konárovice - Kořenice - Kouřim - Krakovany - Křečhoř - Krupá - Krychnov - Kšely - Libenice - Libodřice - Lipec - Lošany - Malotice - Masojedy - Mrzky - Nebovidy - Němčice - Nová Ves I - Ohaře - Ovčáry - Pašinka - Pečky - Plaňany - Pňov-Předhradí - Polepy - Polní Chrčice - Polní Voděrady - Poříčany - Přehvozdí - Přistoupim - Přišimasy - Radim - Radovesnice I - Radovesnice II - Ratboř - Ratenice - Rostoklaty - Skvrňov - Starý Kolín - Svojšice - Tatce - Tismice - Toušice - Třebovle - Tři Dvory - Tuchoraz - Tuklaty - Týnec nad Labem - Uhlířská Lhota - Veletov - Velim - Velký Osek - Veltruby - Vitice - Volárna - Vrátkov - Vrbčany - Žabonosy - Zalešany - Zásmuky - Ždánice - Žehuň - Žiželice

CODE University of Applied Sciences

The CODE University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognized University of Applied Sciences for digital product development in Berlin. The university was founded in 2017 by Thomas Bachem, Manuel Dolderer and Jonathan Rüth, along with 24 internet entrepreneurs and startup investors, it was recognized on July 14, 2017 by the Senate of Berlin department for science and research. Bachem stated that his personal experience learning that German universities’ computer science study programs were of an outdated didactic and theoretical nature sparked the idea for CODE. Being an autodidact coder since his early youth, he saw no fitting institution for his kind. Known supporters of CODE are Rolf Schrömgens, Benjamin Otto, Stephan Schambach, Patrick Adenauer, Ijad Madisch, Verena Pausder, Heiko Hubertz, Rafael Laguna, Gabriele Pulvermüller, Klaas Kersting, Florian Heinemann and Christian Vollmann. According to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, “CODE University is doing important work educating the next generation of students in advanced technological skills.”

She is “confident those students will go on to do incredible things – they’ll change our communities, our industries, the world.” The university offers three international English-language Bachelor's degree courses, each being six semesters long: Software Engineering Interaction Design Product Management All three courses are accredited by the German state and matching the European Bologna process. CODE’s learning approach can be described as competency-orientated, self-directed and problem-based, namely by using concepts such as Mastery Learning, Flipped Classroom and Peer Learning. Aside from the subject-specific competences, the curriculum addresses topics like personal development and the ability to reflect oneself by implementation of a mentoring program. From the beginning, students are working project-based and self-regulated in interdisciplinary teams of software developers, interaction designers and product managers; those projects are created and selected in close cooperation with a number of companies and organisations.

All offered courses are grounded on a common competence framework. Upon start, each student receives an individual profile based on their existing abilities to enhance and develop in their course of studies; the interdisciplinary Science, Technology & Society Program is meant to confront the students with the effects of their work on questions of science, technological progress and society. All potential applicants have to go through a multi-level admission process in which classical measuring tools like school grades or certificates are irrelevant; the four-step admission process consists of a written online motivation letter, a video interview, an exemplary project "challenge" and joining an Assessment day. According to the university, out of 2000 applicants from over 25 countries, 88 students were selected to join the first winter semester of 2017. CODE University is financed by tuition fees that can be paid via a responsible, subsequent income-adjusted tuition-fee model; this way, the entire studies stay free of charge for any student for the course of their studies.

This reversed generation agreement is realized by Chancen eG, following the example of Witten/Herdecke University’s StudierendenGesellschaft. After finishing their studies, students agree to repay the university a certain percentage of their income for several years. According to the university, more than 80% of all their students are opting for this model; the university’s facilities are part of the Berlin-based startup campus and community space Factory Berlin. Its 14.000 m ² are located in Alt-Treptow, next to Görlitzer Park. Due to a close partnership, all students are free to use the overall 23.000 m² of Factory’s Berlin facilities as well as the included membership perks for free. The founding team of the university founded and financed the nonprofit organization Code+Design Initiative e. V. which offers nationwide vacation coding camps for children and adolescents in Germany. Aiming to spark young people’s interest for digital technology and related professions, the organization heavily focuses on raising the percentage of female professionals in the industry.

Furthermore, it co-releases an annual magazine on studies and job orientation in design and coding in association with the publishing house Klett Group. The university is a member of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the Association of Private Universities, the German Startups Association as well as the Studierendenwerk Berlin. Additionally, Chancellor Bachem is a senator of the German Academy of Engineering. Website CODE

1978 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland

In 1978 the New Zealand national rugby union team, the All Blacks, toured Britain and Ireland. They were the eighth All Black team to undertake a full tour of the countries and became the first to achieve a Grand Slam in beating the national teams of Ireland, Wales and Scotland; the previous seven touring parties had either lost or drawn at least one international, or had not played all four nations. The tourists played eighteen matches, losing one, their sole defeat was by Munster at Limerick. This was the first time that an All Black team had been beaten in Ireland and it remained the All Blacks' only defeat by any Irish team until they lost to the Ireland national team in 2016; the Munster victory inspired a subsequent stage play. Although the All Blacks won their four internationals, three of the matches remained undecided until close to the end; the match against Ireland was level 6–6 at the end of normal time and was settled by Andy Dalton's try in injury time. Against Wales, a 78th-minute penalty goal by replacement full-back Brian McKechnie turned a 12–10 deficit into a 13–12 win.

In the Scotland game the All Blacks led 12–9 going into injury time and a drop goal attempt by Ian McGeechan, which would have tied the scores if successful, was charged down and led to a breakaway try for New Zealand by Bruce Robertson. Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first; the All Blacks opened the scoring with a dropped goal by Bruce, with Ward's penalty making the score 3–3 at half-time. Bruce put the visitors ahead again with a further dropped goal before Ward levelled again with another penalty; the score remained at 6–6 as the game went into injury time but an unconverted try by Dalton after Donaldson's break from a line-out gave New Zealand a 10–6 victory. Rothmans Yearbook called it a "tense, if unspectacular, struggle in perfect playing conditions" and asserted that the All Blacks "deserved their narrow victory" after winning 31 of the 40 line-outs in the game. NEW ZEALAND: Clive Currie, Stu Wilson, Bill Osborne, Mark Taylor, Brian Ford, Doug Bruce, Mark Donaldson, Billy Bush, Andy Dalton, Brad Johnstone, Andy Haden, Frank Oliver, Graham Mourie, Leicester Rutledge, Gary Seear.

IRELAND: Lawrence Moloney, Terry Kennedy, Mike Gibson, Alistair McKibbin, Freddie McLennan, Tony Ward, Colin Patterson, Ned Byrne, Pa Whelan, Phil Orr, Moss Keane, Donal Spring, Fergus Slattery, Shay Deering, Willie Duggan Manager: Russell Thomas Assistant Manager: Jack Gleeson Captain: Graham Mourie Physiotherapist: Brian McKenzie Clive Currie, Brian McKechnie, Richard Wilson Stu Wilson, Robert Kururangi, Brian Ford, Bryan Williams, Bruce Robertson, Lyn Jaffray, Mark Taylor, Bill Osborne Doug Bruce, Eddie Dunn, Dave Loveridge, Mark Donaldson Brad Johnstone, John Ashworth, John McEldowney, Gary Knight, Andy Dalton, John Black, Billy Bush, John Fleming, John Loveday, Andy Haden, Frank Oliver, Barry Ashworth, Leicester Rutledge, Graham Mourie, Wayne Graham, Gary Seear, Ash McGregor Vivian Jenkins, ed.. Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1979–80. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0354090879. 1978 Tour in Details