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Geography of Jersey

This article describes the geography of Jersey, an island territory in the English Channel. The island of Jersey has an area of 119 square kilometres, with 70 kilometres of coastline. Jersey claims an exclusive fishing zone of 12 nmi. Jersey is southernmost of the Channel Islands, it is located north of west of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy. About 30% of the population of the island is concentrated in Saint Helier, a parish and the capital town of the island. Besides the main island, the bailiwick includes other islets and reefs with no permanent population: Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Pierres de Lecq, Les Dirouilles; the highest point in the island is Les Platons on the north coast, at 136 metres. Parts of the parish of St Clement in the south were below sea-level but the construction of a seawall and infilling of low land has left only a few pockets of land below mean sea level; the terrain is low-lying on the south coast, with some rocky headlands, rising to rugged cliffs along the north coast.

On the west coast there are sand dunes. Small valleys run north to south across the island. Large tidal variation exposes large expanses of sand and rock to the southeast at low tide. Snow falls in Jersey; the main natural resource on this island is arable land. 66% of the island's land is used as such, the remaining 34% is used for other purposes. Current environmental issues for Jersey include air pollution and traffic. Jersey Meteorological Department

2002 Stockholm municipal election

The 2002 Stockholm municipal election was held on Sunday, 15 September 2002. The election used a party-list proportional representation system to allocate the 101-seats of the Stockholm City Council to the various Swedish political parties; this election was held concurrently with the 2002 Swedish parliamentary election. Voter turnout was 77.7%. This election marks the first time since the election of 1976 that the Stockholm Party failed to win any seats, ending their 23-year streak of representation on the City Council. Elections in Sweden Swedish Election Authority Politics of Sweden List of political parties in Sweden Statistics Sweden, "Kommunfullmäktigval – valresultat" Statistics Sweden, "Kommunfullmäktigval – erhållna mandat efter kommun och parti. Valår 1973–2006" Swedish Election Authority "Kommunfullmäktigval i Stockholm"

Motor Vehicles Act

The Motor Vehicles Act is an Act of the Parliament of India which regulates all aspects of road transport vehicles. The Act provides in detail the legislative provisions regarding licensing of drivers/conductors, registration of motor vehicles, control of motor vehicles through permits, special provisions relating to state transport undertakings, traffic regulation, liability and penalties, etc. For exercising the legislative provisions of the Act, the Government of India made the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989; the fast increasing number of both commercial vehicles and personal vehicles in the country. The need for encouraging adoption of higher technology in automotive sector. Concern for road safety standards, pollution-control measures, standards for transportation of hazardous and explosive materials Need for effective ways of tracking down traffic offenders. Rationalization of certain definitions with additions of certain new definitions of new types of vehicles. Stricter procedures relating to grant of driving licences and the period of validity thereof.

Laying down of standards for the components and parts of motor vehicles. Provision for issuing fitness certificates of vehicles by the authorised testing stations. Enabling provision for updating the system of registration marks. Liberalised schemes for grant of stage carriage permits on nonnationalised routes, all-India Tourist permits and national permits for goods carriages Maintenance of State registers for driving licences and vehicle registration; the Bill seeks to provide for more deterrent punishment in the cases of certain offences The Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014 envisioned providing a framework for safer, cost-effective and inclusive movement of passengers and freight in India, thus enabling the mission of'Make In India' following the death of the union minister Gopinath Munde in 2014. The bill proposed to set up the Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India, an independent agency for vehicle regulation and road safety which would be empowered and accountable to Parliament.

Due to controversies listed down in the controversies section, The bill was subsequently replaced by the Motor Vehicles Bill, 2017. The "Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1914" was amended by the "Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1920" passed by the Imperial Legislative Council, it received assent from the Governor General of India on 2 September 1920. The Act amended sections 18 of the 1914 Act; the Act was amended again by the "Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1924". The Act received assent from the Governor General on 18 September 1924, it had the title, "An Act further to amend the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1914, for certain purposes" and amended section 11 of the 1914 Act by inserting the words "and the duration for which" after the words "area in which" in clause of subsection of section 11. The motor vehicles act has again been amended in 1939, replaced in 1988; the 1988 amendment was brought to address above mentioned statements of object and reasons. This will be a significant upgrade to the motor vehicle laws.

It envisages body cams on traffic cops and RTO officials to check corruption and 7-year imprisonment instead of current 2 years for drink-driving deaths, mandatory 3rd party insurance for all vehicles, stiffer penalties for traffic violations to reduce the accident rates. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on April 2017 and sent to the Rajya Sabha, which referred it to a select committee in August 2017; the bill was again scrutinized by a joint standing committee composed of Transport ministers of 18 states of India. This is similar to the Indian Motor Vehicles bill, 2017, introduced in 2019 so the name; the earlier bill has lapsed at the end of the last session of 16th Lok Sabha. The bill was re-introduced in the first session of 17th Lok Sabha by union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, passed by both the houses before the end of the session; as per the official notification issued by the central government on 28 August 2019, the 63 clauses of the Motor Vehicles Act,2019 to be implemented from 1 September 2019 as these clauses do not need any further modifications in the Central Motor Vehicles rules, 1989.

These includes higher penalties for various traffic offences, national transportation policy among others. The Motor Vehicles Act is an Act of the Parliament of India which regulates all aspects of road transport vehicles. No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective driving licence issued to him authorising him to drive the vehicle. No person shall act as a conductor of a stage carriage unless he holds an effective conductor's licence issued to him authorising him to act as such conductor, no person shall employ or permit any person, not so licensed to act as a conductor of a stage carriage. A State Government may prescribe the conditions subject to which subsection shall not apply to a driver of a stage carriage performing the functions of a conductor or to a person employed to act a conductor for a period not exceeding one month. No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or in any other place unless the vehicle is registered to a registering authority.

A transport vehicle shall not be deemed to be validly registered unless it carries a certificate of fitness in such form containing such particulars and information as may be prescribed by the Central Government, issued by the

Adult Use of Marijuana Act

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act was a 2016 voter initiative to legalize cannabis in California. The full name is the Control and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act; the initiative passed with 57% voter approval and became law on November 9, 2016, leading to recreational cannabis sales in California by January 2018. Possession or sale of cannabis in the United States is prohibited by federal law. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, establishing marijuana as a Schedule I drug, the strictest level of prohibition. Voters rejected California Proposition 19, which sought to remove the criminalization of marijuana under California law. In 1976, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Moscone Act, which reduced the penalty for possession of marijuana from a felony to a misdemeanor. Voters passed California Proposition 215, making California the first state to legalize medical cannabis in the United States. In United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, the Supreme Court of the United States found that California's medical prescription providers were still subject to criminal prosecution.

In Gonzales v. Raich, the U. S. Supreme Court found that Congress's interstate commerce clause power allowed it to prohibit an Oroville, California woman, following California law, from growing and consuming marijuana inside her home. In September 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation reducing possession of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil infraction. In November voters rejected California Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use, imposed no state taxes, allowed employers to fire an employee for workplace use of marijuana only after showing it had caused impaired work. In 2012, voters passed Washington Initiative 502 and Colorado Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use in those states. Two other states followed in 2014, when voters passed Oregon Ballot Measure 91 and Alaska Measure 2. In July 2015, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the American Civil Liberties Union, Stanford University faculty released the final report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, which recommended regulations for recreational marijuana use in California.

On May 4, 2016, the group sponsoring the initiative announced that it had collected over 600,000 signatures for the proposal. On June 28, the measure was certified by the Secretary of State for the November ballot. On July 1, the Secretary of State released a list of propositions with AUMA listed as Proposition 64 later in the day renumbered it to 63. According to California Legislative Analyst's Office, the measure changes California law to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana. Individuals over age 21 are allowed to possess and sell marijuana; the Adult Use of Marijuana Act provides an array of opportunities ranging from economic stimulation of several markets and industries to financial relief of the criminal justice system, which are over-burdened with backlogged and pending cases for non-violent cannabis offenders. Revenue paid into the new California Marijuana Tax Fund will allocate 60% of outflows to youth programs, 20% to environmental damage cleanup, 20% to public safety. Under Prop 64, new state regulation laws will require stringent product development systems to establish distributional industry standards regarding testing and labeling.

Prop 64's new state regulations provide a platform for a transparent efficient seed-to-sale tracking system through the newly created State Regulatory Agency—the Bureau of Marijuana Control—formerly known as the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Additionally, the Medical Marijuana Industry will be regulated by several other state agencies: the California Department of Food and Agriculture. AUMA allows adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Adults are allowed to cultivate up to six marijuana plants inside their homes. Marijuana packaging is now required to provide the net weight, origin and type of the product, as well as the milligram amount per serving of tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids, if any pesticides were used during cultivation. Smoking marijuana in public is subject to a $100 fine. Driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal, although some California Highway Patrol officers are concerned that they will be unable to identify intoxicated drivers; the penalty for unlicensed sale of marijuana is now reduced from four years in state prison to six months in county jail.

Businesses selling marijuana require a license from the state-level Bureau of Marijuana Control, local governments decide permits for businesses to allow on-site consumption. Marijuana shops are prohibited from the consumption of alcohol or tobacco. Local governments ar

Henry Vansittart

Henry Vansittart was the English Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764. Vansittart was born in Bloomsbury in Middlesex, the third son of Arthur van Sittart, his wife Martha, daughter of Sir John Stonhouse, 3rd Baronet, his father and his grandfather, Peter van Sittart, were both wealthy merchants and directors of the Russia Company. Peter, a merchant adventurer, who had migrated from Danzig to London about 1670, was a director of the East India Company; the family name is taken from the town of Sittard in the Netherlands. They settled at Shottesbrooke in Berkshire. Educated at Reading School and at Winchester College, Henry Vansittart joined the society of the Franciscans, or the Hellfire Club, at Medmenham, his elder brothers and Robert, were members of this fraternity. In 1745, at the age of thirteen, he entered service of the East India Company as a writer and sailed for Fort St David in Madras. Here he showed himself industrious, made the acquaintance of Robert Clive and rose from one position to another, although he spent three years back in England from 1751.

He returned to India in 1754 and became a member of the Council of Madras in 1757. He helped to defend the city against the French in 1759, was appointed to replace Clive, on Clive's recommendation, as President of the Council and Governor of Fort William in Bengal in November 1760, he arrived in Bengal in July 1760, finding himself in a difficult political position, including a serious lack of funds. He deposed the Nawab of Bengal, Mir Jafar, replaced the Nawab with the Nawab's son-in-law, Mir Kasim, which increased the influence of England in the province. Vansittart was, less successful in another direction. All the company's servants were traders in their private capacity, as they claimed various privileges and exemptions this system was detrimental to the interests of the native princes and gave rise to an enormous amount of corruption. Vansittart sought to check this, in 1762 he made a treaty with Mir Kasim, but the majority of Vansittart's council were against him and in the following year this was repudiated.

Reprisals on the part of the subadar were followed by war and, annoyed at the failure of his Pacific schemes, Vansittart resigned on 28 November 1764 and returned to England. To defend his conduct in Bengal, Vansittart published three volumes of papers as A Narrative of the Transactions in Bengal from 1760 to 1764, his conduct was attacked before the board of directors in London, but events seemed to prove that he was in the right, in 1769 he became a director of the company. In 1768 he had been elected to a seat in Parliament for Reading. Clive had exposed the rampant corruption. Vansittart, Luke Scrafton, another official, Francis Forde, were sent to India to examine the administrative problems and reform the whole government in India; the mission left England in September 1769, visited Cape Town where they were last reported, embarking, on 27 December 1769, but the ship in which they sailed, the frigate Aurora, was lost at sea foundered with all hands. The captain had decided to navigate the Mozambique Channel, despite bad weather.

Vansittart married Emilia Morse, daughter of Nicholas Morse, Governor of Madras, in 1754. They had five sons, two daughters and Sophie, they resided in England at Foxley's Manor in Berkshire. Of the sons: Henry, the eldest, married Catherine Maria Powney. Robert Vansittart, scored the first recorded cricket century in India, 102 for Old Etonians v. Rest of Calcutta in 1804; the youngest, Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley, was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 12 May 1812 to 31 January 1823. List of people who disappeared Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Vansittart, Henry". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press

Henry Dorman

Henry Dorman was an American lawyer and politician. He served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1965 through 1979. Born in Racine, Wisconsin to Zachary and Eva Dorman, he graduated from William Horlick High School in 1935, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1940. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. In 1947, he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin law school and practiced law. Dorman served on the Racine County Board of Supervisors from 1956 to 1958. In 1965, Dorman was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate as a Democrat. Dorman served for 14 years, but in 1978 Dorman had been indicted earlier in the year for misuse of state telephone credit cards, was plagued by other controversies, including a nepotism scandal, he was defeated in the 1978 Democratic primary election by Joseph A. Strohl. Strohl went on to succeed Dorman in the Senate. Dorman married Jean L. Phillips on May 29, 1949, in New York, they had four daughters.

Dorman died at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Racine, at age 82, his funeral was held at Beth Israel Sinai Temple on September 11, 1998, he was interred in the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery. Dorman was a member of Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, the Wisconsin and Racine Bar Associations, the National Society of State Legislators