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Governor of Wisconsin

The Governor of Wisconsin is the highest executive authority in the government of the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The position was first filled by Nelson Dewey on June 1848, the year Wisconsin became a state. Prior to statehood, there were four Governors of Wisconsin Territory; the current governor is Tony Evers, a Democrat who took office on January 7, 2019. The governor of Wisconsin has both inherent powers granted by the U. S. Constitution and administrative powers granted by laws passed by the Wisconsin State Legislature; the constitutional powers of the governor of Wisconsin are outlined in the Wisconsin Constitution at Article V, Section 4. In general, the governor ensures; the governor of Wisconsin has the strongest veto power of nearly any American governor. Any bill passed by the Wisconsin State Legislature must be presented to the governor, who either signs it into law, or vetoes it. In the event of a veto, the bill is returned the legislature, who may vote to override the veto. In 1930, the Wisconsin Constitution was amended to give the governor line-item veto power, which allows portions of appropriations bills to be struck out without rejecting the entire bill.

The partial veto may still be overridden by the legislature. In 1990 a further amendment specified that the line-item veto does not give the governor power to veto individual letters of appropriations bills, thereby forming new words. Despite this 1990 law, the strength of the governor's veto power gave rise to the term "Frankenstein veto" to describe the governor's ability to form a new bill that subverts the intent of the legislature; the Wisconsin Supreme Court will determine if the veto power should be further limited in 2019. The governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's militia. If it is deemed necessary, the governor may convene extraordinary sessions of the state legislature; the governor may pardon, commute, or grant reprieve of sentences, except in cases of treason or impeachment. The governor must notify the Wisconsin State Legislature of these each year, along with the reasons for them. In cases of treason, the governor may suspend the carrying out of the sentence until the next session of the legislature, who vote to grant a pardon, commutation or reprieve, or to carry out the sentence.

The governor must "communicate to the legislature, at every session, the condition of the state, recommend such matters to them for their consideration as he may deem expedient". The governor of Wisconsin, as head of the executive branch has administrative powers. Since 1965, there has been an increase in executive orders to "establish standards and provide uniformity to executive agency operations and programs." However, since 2011, the Wisconsin Legislature has attempted to limit the authority of administrative agencies. The governor appoints heads of agencies created by the legislature; this appointment power is not explicitly granted by the Wisconsin Constitution, as it is in the appointments clause of the federal constitution, with the exception of appointing judicial vacancies. Instead, the governor appoints heads of agencies by statute; the governor of Wisconsin had 307 executive appointments between 2017-2018. State law requires the governor to prepare an executive budget bill; this helps the governor "to pursue a legislative agenda".

The governor of Wisconsin is elected in a direct election—the candidate with the most votes becomes governor. If two candidates receive an equal number of votes, higher than that received by any other candidate, the members of the state legislature vote between the two at their next session. Under the original Wisconsin Constitution, governors were elected for a term of two years. There is no limit to the number of terms; the longest-serving governor was Tommy Thompson, from January 5, 1987 until February 1, 2001, a total of 14 years and 28 days. Candidates for the office must be citizens of the United States and qualified voters in the state of Wisconsin; the governor leaves office because their term ends and they have not been re-elected. But the governor may leave office through other means. For example, the governor may resign from office. Four governors have resigned: William Barstow due to fraud allegations, Robert La Follette, Sr. to take his seat in the United States Senate, Patrick Joseph Lucey to become Ambassador to Mexico, Tommy Thompson to become United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Additionally two governors—Louis Harvey and Walter Samuel Goodland—died while in office, Orland Loomis, elected governor, died before taking office. The governor can be removed through an impeachment trial or through a recall election. An impeachment trial is carried out by the Wisconsin State Assembly, if a majority of its members agree to the impeachment. No governors have been removed from office through impeachment in the history of Wisconsin. However, Arthur MacArthur, Sr. who, as lieutenant governor, became acting governor upon the resignation of William Barstow in 1856, was removed after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Barstow's opponent in the previous election, Coles Bashford, was the election's legitimate winner. In 2012, Scott Walker became the only governor in Wisco

Weather risk management

Weather risk management is a type of risk management done by organizations to address potential financial losses caused by unusual weather. Energy, transportation, municipalities, school districts, food processors, retail sales and real estate are all examples of industries whose operations and profits can be affected by the weather. Unexpected weather events can cause significant financial losses. For example, unusually mild winters diminish consumer demand for heating and erode the profit margins for utility companies. Weather information and forecasts utilized in risk management decision making is referred to as meteorological intelligence and offered by companies such as Metswift; the weather risk market makes it possible to manage the financial impact of weather through risk transfer instruments based on a defined weather element, such as temperature, snow, etc. Weather risk management is a way for organizations to limit their financial exposure to disruptive weather events. By making a payment to a separate company that will assume the financial weather risk for them, an organization is buying a type of insurance - the company assuming the risk will pay the buyer a pre-set amount of money which will correspond to the loss or cost increase caused by the disruptive weather.

Catastrophic weather events such as hurricanes are managed through traditional insurance contracts that pay based on indemnity loss. Insurance is a regulated industry with specific requirements and qualification criteria. Due to the indemnity nature of insurance, actual loss must be proven to an insurance carrier before the payment can be processed. In contrast, financial loss such as erosion of margin, portfolio loss or increased expenses do not qualify for insurance payouts. Financial instruments such as derivative transactions can provide more flexible and customized risk management opportunities than the typical insurance contracts as they are priced and settled on the parameters of measured weather rather than the associated financial loss. A wide range of capital providers make markets in weather risk. To date the weather risk management trading market is made up of dedicated weather trading operations, such as Nephila Capital Ltd, Galileo Weather Risk Management Advisors LCC, Swiss Re, RenRe, Coriolis Capital, who execute trade orders in weather or weather-contingent commodity trades, the trading desks of financial institutions and utilities, such as Susquahanna Energy and Aquila who hedge their own risk as well as speculative trades for a merchant portfolio, professional commodity traders, such as RJO and hedge and private equity funds such as Tudor Capital.

Transactions can be effected over-the-counter or on commodity exchanges such as The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Still other operations, such as Storm Exchange, Inc(Note: Storm Exchange is now defunct, and WeatherBill held eWeatherRisk now provide corporate and municipal clients with the necessary financial context to gauge the impact of the weather on profit and loss before executing trades either OTC or through the CME. In the US, the Commodity Exchange Act, Section 5d establishes weather in a category of market exempt from Commission oversight. Rule 36.2 defines those commodities that are eligible to trade on an exempt board of trade as commodities having: A nearly inexhaustible deliverable supply. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission determined that weather indices are eligible to be traded on EBOTs by order dated May 30, 2002. Companies that are subject to public disclosure to regulators or their shareholders must demonstrate that the purchase or a sale of a derivatives is true and fair hedge, not speculation.

SFAS 133 and IAS provide guidelines on the steps. FAS 133 Accounting for Weather Derivatives: For U. S. accounting standards, Over-the-Counter weather derivative transactions can get an exemption under derivatives & hedging disclosure rules of Financial Accounting Standard No. 133 section 10 for non-exchange contracts settled on climatic variables, although specific structures and applications have to be assessed for each company environment. All written non–exchanged–traded option–based weather derivatives contracts should be carried at fair value with subsequent changes in fair value reported in current earnings; when they are standardized and traded on exchanges, weather derivatives will fall within the scope of SFAS 133. EITF Issue No 99–2 "Accounting for weather derivatives" provides guidance on accounting for weather derivatives that are not exchange–traded. Entities that enter into speculatives or trading non–exchange derivatives contracts should apply the intrinsic method. Adapt-n Alternative risk transfer CelsiusPro The Climate Corporation Dupont Pioneer EDF Energy Datameteo Weather Risk MeteoGroup Meteoprotect Weather derivative WeatherNews WindScan Wx Risk Global Considine, G. 2000, "Introduction to Weather Derivatives", Weather Derivatives Group, Aquila Energy.

Peter Robison, "Funds raise interest in weather futures", Bloomberg News, August 2, 2007. USA Today, "Weather Derivatives becoming hot commodities", USA Today Online posted 6/9/2008. Alice Gomstyn, Rich Blake and Dalia Fahmy, "Want a Weather Forecast? Ask Wall Street" ABC News, February 8, 2010. Dischel, R. S. Ed.. "Climate Risk and the Weather Market: Financial Risk Management with Weather Hedges", Risk Books. Jewson, S. A. Brix and C. Ziehmann. "Weather Derivatives Valuat

Eurípedes Amoreirinha

Eurípedes Daniel Adão Amoreirinha is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a central defender. A product of S. L. Benfica's youth system, Amoreirinha was born in Vila Franca de Xira, he made his Primeira Liga debut with farm team F. C. Alverca in 2003 appeared in eight matches with the former in the following season as they conquered the national title after 11 years, he finished the campaign on loan, at modest G. D. Estoril Praia. After two seasons on loan with C. F. Estrela da Amadora, Amoreirinha was released by Benfica and moved to Romania's CFR Cluj for €1 million, joining the club's massive Portuguese contingent. In February 2008, he was loaned to fellow Liga I side FCM UTA Arad. In January of the following year, Amoreirinha returned to Portugal, moving to Académica de Coimbra and being exclusively used as a backup in the following top flight campaigns, after which he was released in June 2011, he met the same fate in the same amount of time in his next club, Vitória de Setúbal.

On 5 August 2014, after an unassuming spell in India and a few months with Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco, Amoreirinha signed for C. D. Santa Clara in the second division. In June of the following year, he joined fellow league team F. C. Penafiel. Benfica Primeira Liga: 2004–05 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: Runner-up 2004CFR Cluj Liga I: 2007–08 Cupa României: 2007–08 Eurípedes Amoreirinha at ForaDeJogo Eurípedes Amoreirinha at and National team data

Marjory Heath Wentworth

Marjory Heath Wentworth is an American poet. She was named by Governor Mark Sanford as the sixth South Carolina Poet Laureate in 2003. Wentworth was born Marjory Heath on June 3, 1958, in Lynn and raised in nearby Swampscott, her parents were Mary Heath. As a child, she spent many years out of hospitals to correct some congenital organ anomalies. Adding further hardship was the fact that her father, John, a purchasing agent for Parker Brothers, died of leukemia when she was just 14 years old, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College and went on to receive her M. A. in Writing from New York University. While at NYU, she studied under Galway Kinnell, Phil Levine, Joseph Brodsky, Carolyn Forché. After Mount Holyoke, she did some studies at Oxford University. While still a graduate student at New York University, Wentworth worked in refugee resettlement with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, she went on after graduating to work as a book publicist with Readers International, a branch of Amnesty International, interviewing with Brodsky for the job.

After moving to South Carolina with her husband in 1989, Wentworth began teaching both children and adults in the area. In 1993, she started teaching as an adjunct instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, South Carolina. For many years she has conducted the "Expressions of Healing" class at Roper Hospital in Charleston; the class focuses on those affected by cancer. She teaches at the Charleston County School of the Arts and the creative writing class at The Art Institute of Charleston, she is president of the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts. Wentworth and her husband Peter run Wentworth PR which manages public relations for publishers and authors such as Dottie Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, Gary Smith. Wentworth read the inaugural poem at Mark Sanford's first inauguration as Governor of South Carolina. Shortly thereafter, in 2003, he appointed her as the sixth South Carolina Poet Laureate. Given a small honorarium as poet laureate, this honorarium was cut by Sanford in 2003 when Wentworth agreed to serve without the pay.

As poet laureate, Wentworth is on the board of directors of The Poetry Society of South Carolina. She is married to filmmaker Peter Wentworth and they have three sons, they were introduced by her brother and were married soon after graduating from college, on June 27, 1981. The Wentworth family moved to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, lived there for many years, beginning in 1989. Shortly after relocating, Hurricane Hugo hit the area hard and they were unable to live in their house for nearly a year, it was during that time. The family moved to nearby Mount Pleasant in 2004. Wentworth is a close friend of former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford. Pushcart Prize nominee several times. South Carolina Poet Laureate, 2003–present Wentworth's poetry collections include: Nightjars: poems. Charleston, South Carolina: Laurel Publishing. 1995. P. 34. ISBN 978-0-9655612-0-4. What the water gives me. North Charleston, South Carolina: BookSurge. 2002. P. 84. ISBN 978-1-5910944-5-6. Art by Mary Edna Fraser Noticing Eden.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: Hub City Writers Project. 2003. P. 83. ISBN 978-1-8918853-4-1; the Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle: poems. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Press 53. 2010. P. 73. ISBN 978-0-9825760-6-9. Despite Gravity. Greenville, South Carolina: Ninety-Six Press. 2007. P. 60. ISBN 978-0-9797995-0-1. Other works include: Shackles. Charleston, South Carolina: LegacyPublications. 2008. P. 37. ISBN 978-0-9331010-6-7. Illustrated by Leslie Darwin Pratt-Thomas Méndez, Juan E.. Taking a Stand: the evolution of human rights. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. P. 246. ISBN 978-0-2301123-3-9. Official website Marjory Wentworth Collection - Furman University Special Collections

The Mercury Summer Theatre of the Air

The Mercury Summer Theatre of the Air is a CBS radio drama series produced, directed by and starring Orson Welles. It was a short-lived summer radio series sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, on Friday evenings at 10 p.m. ET lasting 15 episodes, it harked back to Welles's earlier The Mercury Theatre on the Air and its successor, The Campbell Playhouse, but was not able to replicate its success. The series offered 30-minute adaptations of classic plays and novels, plus some adaptations of popular motion pictures, whereas the original had offered more depth in its 60-minute running time. Although the Mercury Theatre troupe had disbanded when Welles was fired from RKO studios in 1942 and the Mercury players were dismissed with him, this radio series offered a reunion of many Mercury personnel, including Richard Wilson and composer Bernard Herrmann, as well as familiar actors such as Agnes Moorehead and William Alland; the first episode is of particular note. At the time, Welles was directing Around the World on Broadway, a critically acclaimed musical based on Around the World in Eighty Days, praised by Bertolt Brecht as being the greatest night at the theatre he had experienced.

Nonetheless, the expensive production flopped, in a bid to give it publicity, Welles broadcast a half-hour condensation of the musical. The episode was the only recording made of any part of the musical or its Cole Porter score. Welles had created and starred in a string of radio drama series since 1937, The Mercury Summer Theatre of the Air in 1946 ended up being his last, he moved to Europe in the fall of 1947, his radio work was made in Britain, most notably The Adventures of Harry Lime. By the time Welles moved back to the US in 1956–58, again more permanently in the 1970s, radio was no longer the dominant force it had been in the 1930s and 1940s; as with many other Old Time Radio series from the period, the episodes have now lapsed into the public domain. Mercury Summer Theatre episodes, Part 1 - available for download at Mercury Summer Theatre episodes, Part 2 - available for download at

Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Umingan, Pangasinan)

Immaculate Conception Catholic School is a diocesan, Catholic school in the heart of Umingan, Pangasinan that offers pre-school, grade school, high school and college preparatory courses under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta in the Philippines. In 1948, Rev. Fr. Hidulfo Gabriel y Pontilla, parish priest of Immaculate Conception Parish Church of Umigan, founded an institution of learning called as Immaculate Conception High School located nearby the church wherein its first class building was the house of one known as Doña Yayang and the period of 1948 and 1949 was its first academic school year. December 8, 1948 was the date of its first foundation day celebration. On its first commencement exercises, dated April 1949, there were three candidates confirmed as graduates by the founder and school director together with the first school principal, Mr. Salustiano R. Rollolazo. Sometime in 1950, the members of its Board of Trustees and Board members who are the administrators of said institution, by their own expense, constructed a new school building located adjacent to the church and at the parcel of land owned by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Urdaneta, were declared, by virtue of law, as co-owners of the building thereof.

This was the first moment the school got to have formal classrooms to be called as its own. On June 24, 1993, a Deed of Donation over the school building was executed by the Board of Trustees in favor of the Roman Diocese of Urdaneta, among others, that: • They voluntarily cede as members of said Board of Trustees upon the conversion of said institution from non-sectarian to sectarian school. Rev. Fr. Manuel G. Baraan, the school director at the time of donation, moved to amend the name of said institution from Immaculate Conception High School to Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in reason that said donation carries with it the effect of turning over the absolute ownership and operation of the school to the Diocese of Urdaneta. On the 8th day of April 2001, ICCHS School Director and Diocesan Schools Superintendent, Rev. Fr. Adolfo T. Paroni Jr. unveiled the perspective of the new proposed three-story school building and took the effect the groundbreaking and laying down of the cornerstone.

The construction of the proposed structure started on the same year under the directorship of the former assistant director at SY 1998-2001, Rev. Fr. Cirilo P. Mayugba, the succeeding director at SY 2001-2004. On August 15, 2001, by Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval, the word “high” was stricken-off from the name of the institution for the justifiable reason, that is, the school were no longer be exclusive for high schools because the same has applied a government permit for the opening of its pre-elementary and elementary courses. Pre-elementary started at School Year 2002-2003 with only five pupils and the following school year Grade I opened. After the ground floor of the new building has been finished, Fr. Mayugba demolished the historic old building built by the Board of Trustees, gathered the high schools to the new one; the retained rooms of the old building were and there, up to the present, used both by the pre-elementary and grade I. Under the school director, Rev. Fr. Hurley John S. Solfelix, Grade II was offered to public at SY 2004-2005.

Grades III & IV and Grades V & VI at SY 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, occupied the new elementary buildings built by the director. For the meantime, one of the buildings designed for elementary is now temporarily occupied or borrowed by high schools and faculties and these facts would not have negated nor altered the directors plan should the high school enrollees did not boosts its number. Thirteen pupils from elementary graduated last year were the first products of Immaculate Conception Catholic School’s designed pedagogical program, through constant effort in achieving its goal of educating the children and youths. There would have been no Immaculate Conception Catholic School that have stood for 59 years had not founder, the late Rev. Fr. Hidulfo Gabriel y Pontilla and the Board of Trustees and Incorporators, rendered efforts and sacrifices for the accessibility of education they sought. On the SY 2010-2011, Most Rev. Jacinto A. Jose, transform the administration of diocesan schools to the centralization system under the Commission on Diocesan Schools.

Fr. Adolfo T. Paroni, Jr. was appointed as the Superintendent of Diocesan Schools and at the same time as Principal of Immaculate Conception Catholic School. On the 6thday of May 2011, Mr. Rey A. Pascua was assigned as the new ICCS Principal and Most Rev. Jacinto A. Josetook over as the new Diocesan Schools Superintendent with his assistant superintendents. Today, ICCS holds the distinction of having produced Umingan's most successful and prominent people and families including politicians, architects, honor students and topnotchers