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Jay Estate

The Jay Estate is a 23-acre estate with the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House at its center is the keystone of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District created in 1993. The site is the surviving remnant of the 400-acre farm where John Jay, grew up, it is the place where he returned to celebrate the end of the Revolutionary War after he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris with fellow peacemakers, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The preserved property is located on the south side of the Boston Post Road in Rye and has a 3⁄4-mile view of Milton Harbor; the Jay Estate is a recognized historical resource. It is part of a 10,000+ year old Paleo-Indian archaeological site and overlooks the oldest man-managed meadow on record in New York State; the Jay Estate has 3 discrete owners: New York State Parks and Westchester County own 21.5 acres as tenants in common while the non-profit Jay Heritage Center owns 1.5 acres outright including the Jay mansion. A 2013 public-private partnership and agreement awarded stewardship of the State and County's 21.5 acres, including preservation and interpretation to the Jay Heritage Center.

Under the operating agreement, JHC receives no funds from New York State, Westchester County or the City of Rye. All monies for improvements are raised through corporate gifts and grants; because of the significance of the site, all preservation work is done with adherence to the standards of the Department of the Interior. The Jay Estate is one of a select few national landmarks devoted to education about the seven Founding Fathers including Washington's Mount Vernon, Jefferson's Monticello, Hamilton's The Grange, Madison's Montpelier and Jay's retirement home the John Jay Homestead. Of America's seven most notable Founding Fathers - George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison - Jay alone was a native of New York State, he was raised in Rye from 3 months at what he called the "Family Seat" a 400-acre farm named "The Locusts" overlooking Long Island Sound. The property had been first leased purchased by his father Peter from Rye settler John Budd before Jay's birth.

Jay was home schooled by his mother Mary until 8 years old. He had three siblings with disabilities who lived there as well - Augustus who suffered from learning disabilities and Anna and Peter who were both blind. Two other siblings, an older sister Eve and a younger brother Frederick occupied the house; the estate at this time was home to 8 enslaved people according to a 1755 New York State Census. Based on archival drawings, the core property at that time had several smaller outbuildings including an ice house, stable and additional dwellings clustered around the main house including a still extant farmhouse that dates to the mid 1760s. Numerous wells provided water on the property along with two other freshwater sources known as the East Stream and West Creek. Crops included potatoes. At 14 years old, Jay went to New York City to study law at Kings College but continued to come home fortnightly to spend time and holidays with family. Exchanges with his father reveal the names of enslaved persons living at the site include Moll, Old Plato, Little Plat, Old Mary, Young Mary, Zilpha and Anthony.

When the Stamp Act compelled Jay and many other lawyers to strike in defiance of British law, he returned there to live from 1765 to 1766, immersed himself in re-reading the classics. After negotiating the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War, Jay rejoiced with family and friends at his home in Rye in July, 1784. While Governor of New York, Jay notes "I am the owner of one undivided half part of a lot of land containing by estimation seventy acres, in the township of Rye adjacent to the farm of Peter Jay and occupied by him." – John Jay, October 1, 1798. John Jay and members of his family spent time there including his wife Sarah Livingston Jay and his youngest son William Jay. After Jay's retirement to Bedford, he inherited his brother's portion of the estate and oversaw management of the property from 1813 to 1822 before transferring it to his eldest son Peter Augustus in 1822. Still he advised on the planting of numerous trees. During this period, the landscape began to change.

Dry-laid stone ha-ha walls replaced fences and the view to the Long Island Sound was more formally shaped. Three large elm trees were planted behind the main house to replace three locusts that had fallen during the September Gale of 1822; the last enslaved resident of the property, a man named Caesar Valentine, was freed in 1824 and remained at the Jay Estate in the employ of the Jay family until his death and burial on the farm in 1847. Famous visitors to the Jay Estate during this period include Yale President Timothy Dwight IV, American novelist James Fenimore Cooper and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Seven years after his father's death, Peter reluctantly took down the ancestral house but reincorporated its timbers, doors and nails into a new 1838 structure, locating the second construction on the footprint of the first building. Stylistic elements appear to have been influenced by architectural pattern books by Minard Lafever, Asher Benjamin and Chester Hills. While the style of the mansion's facade is grand, the rear piazza replicates the simplicity and same dimensions of the first house, one story high and 80 feet long.

After Peter Augustus Jay's death in 1843, the Jay Estate passed down to his son John Clarkson Jay a noted conc

Citizen Card (Portugal)

The Citizen Card or CC is an identity card issued by the Portuguese government to its citizens. The card replaces several previous documents, including the Bilhete de Identidade, Social Security card, National Health Service card, Taxpayer card and voter registration card, in one secure card; the Citizen Card was first issued in the Azores in mid-2006. However, as of 2017 BIs continued to be issued in some cases; the Citizen card is a valid travel document within all of Europe as well as Egypt, French overseas territories, Montserrat, Turkey and on organised tours to Tunisia. However, to enter to Egypt and Turkey visas are required through the e-visa system or upon arrival; the main reason to introduce the new card was to reduce the number of separate documents required by citizens in dealings with the various institutions of the state. The CC is a smart card with a data storage chip capable of storing encrypted personal data. According to the Portuguese government, this device guarantees its privacy: for example, stored medical information cannot be accessed by officials with access to the financial database of the citizen, to prevent abuse of power in obtaining data and protecting citizens' privacy.

Another problem with the Bilhete de Identidade was that it was counterfeited. In addition to introducing the newer, more secure, CC, from 2008 identity documents could no longer be issued by Portuguese consulates as previously. In many circumstances, a passport or driver's license can still be used as an identification document. However, the "identity card" or "citizen card" is required by the Portuguese authorities. Foreigners, including European Union nationals, must carry a passport or valid identity card of their country of origin, show it whenever required by officials. In the future however, as part of the Simplex + 2018, a new "card of citizenship" for foreigners residing in Portugal will arrive, which will include tax identification, social security and the national health system; the card is of similar appearance to a credit card. It contains a variety of information about the card holder; the front of the card Card holder's photo Pardes Given Gender Height Nationality Date of Birth Civil Identification Number Document number Expiry Date Card holder's signatureThe back of the card Parents' names Tax number Social Security number National Health Service number Optical reading areaOn the chip Digital certificates Same data as the optical reading area but in digital format Address and other information Since the conclusion of the Equality Statute between Brazil and Portugal between the two nations at Porto Seguro on 21 April 2001, Portuguese and Brazilian citizens are considered to have identical rights and privileges across both countries.

Accordingly, a Brazilian national may apply for and be issued Citizen Card in the same style as would be issued to a Portuguese national, except that the "Nacionalidade" field shows "BRA" to indicate the bearer's Brazilian citizenship, the back of the card carries the supplementary remark "CIDADÃO BRASILEIRO AO ABRIGO DO TRATADO DE PORTO SEGURO - BRAZILIAN CITIZEN UNDER PORTO SEGURO AGREEMENT". Additionally, because Brazilian citizenship alone is not sufficient to allow a person to make use of the European Union's provisions for the freedom of personal movement, these Citizen Cards are marked "NÃO SERVE DE DOCUMENTO DE VIAGEM / NOT VALID AS A TRAVEL DOCUMENT", instead of the machine-readable zone that would be found on a Portuguese citizen's card. Bilhete de Identidade National identity cards in the European Economic Area Official government page for the Citizen Card

Bodo Hombach

Bodo Hombach is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Bodo Hombach was born in Mülheim on North Rhine-Westphalia. After training to become a telecommunications craftsman, he studied Social Work at the Düsseldorf Polytechnic from 1973 to 1978. In the run-up to the 1980 state elections, Hombach took over as secretary general of the SPD and helped run its chairman Johannes Rau's campaign to win an absolute majority in North Rhine-Westphalia for the first time since the federal state was established. Five years Hombach and team decided to fight the 1990 state election with a personalised campaign focused on the Rau himself, who had become deputy chairman of the national party in 1982, he himself became a member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia for the SPD from 1990 to 1998. He was its State Party Chairman from 1979 to 1991 and Economic Spokesman of the SPD State Parliamentary Group and Chairman of the Enquiry Board from 1990 to 1998. Apart from his political activity, Hombach was Managing Director of the private limited companies, Preussag Handel GmbH and Preussag International GmbH in Düsseldorf from 1991 to 1998.

In 1998, Hombach joined Minister-President Wolfgang Clement's cabinet as State Minister for Economy and SME, Technology and Transport in North Rhine-Westphalia. Hombach co-ordinated several election campaigns of the Social Democratic Party and the Federal Social Democratic Party of North Rhine-Westphalia, he was regarded as a brilliant election campaign strategist and creator of the slogan'We in North Rhine-Westphalia'. Nelson Mandela chose him to be his personal adviser for his first election campaign. In October 1998, Gerhard Schröder appointed Hombach to his Cabinet as Federal Minister for Special Tasks and Head of the Federal Chancellery. Hombach ranked among the most powerful and influential politicians not just because of his charisma and high profile. Within the Schröder government, he was seen as firm opponent of Finance Minister Oskar Lafontaine's policies. Hombach showed his party the way to new groups of voters and was an advocate of the'new centre ground', a reform-oriented policy to safeguard the country's future viability.

Indicative of this policy was the'Schröder-Blair Paper' published under the title'The way ahead for Europe's Social Democrats' and written by Hombach and his British counterpart Peter Mandelson.'Bodo Hombach, Germany's trouble-shooter' was The Economist's headline about the'boy wonder from the Ruhr'. "The magazine was surprised that despite his wealth of power, Hombach continued to be a'lone fighter', an'outsider', just as fiercely persecuted by the'old school of the left wing' as by the'apparatchiks at the party headquarters of the Social Democratic Party in Bonn', commented the German daily paper Die Welt at the time. In 1999, Hombach moved to Brussels, where he took over the position of EU Special Coordinator for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. "Who thinks for Schröder?", wrote today's Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axel Springer AG, Mathias Döpfner, in the'Welt' newspaper in 1999 and stated: "However important Hombach's new job may be – it is as if a builder-owner swaps the architect just after the formwork for the foundation has been laid.

Schröder left the thinking to others – namely Hombach. And the latter thought right most of the times. Inconvenient for Social Democrats but competent. Mutated from a youth movement representative to a market-orientated deregulator, he became the most hated enemy of the reactionary left wing of the party." Despite the over-bureaucratised Brussels environment, which Hombach characterised with'My Balkan is Brussels', he collected about €4.6 billion for the Balkan countries in his capacity as Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe during the first donor conference in 2000. From 2002 until 2012, Hombach served as Managing Director of Funke Mediengruppe. Since he is - among other things - compaigning for freedom of press and emphasizes its importance for democracy. In this capacity, he is responsible for the reorientation of the publishing company to a multimedia company through the establishment of future-viable structures in the WAZ Media Group based in Essen, Germany.

He strongly supported the creation of professional journalistic standards for the newspapers and magazines of the WAZ Media Group on the Balkan. In 2003, the WAZ Media Group and the Norwegian publishing company Orkla, were the only western publishing houses that had signed the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe guidelines on press freedom in South-East Europe. Hombach believes that freedom and economic independence and journalistic quality of the newspapers are the absolute prerequisites for the establishment of democratic structures in the former transformation countries of South-East Europe. Groundbreaking was the agreement on the promotion of freedom of the press, quality journalism and fair working conditions at the WAZ Media Group locations producing newspapers and magazines in South-East Europe signed by Bodo Hombach, Managing Director of the WAZ, Aidan White, Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists in Essen, Germany, in July 2007. In April 2008, Hombach was appointed by Minister-President Jürgen Rüttgers as Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Future of the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, chaired by Ralf Dahrendorf.

Brost Foundation, Deputy Chairman of the Board Deloitte Germany, Member of the Advisory Board<ref> In July 2002, Hombach was given the'European Bull' award by the Taxpayers Association of Europe because as a Specia

Lewis Morrison (footballer)

Lewis Morrison is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Hurlford United in the SJFA West Region Premiership. He has played in the Scottish Premiership for Kilmarnock. Morrison began his career at Kilmarnock and made his professional debut in the Scottish Premiership on 24 September 2016 in a game against Celtic. In March 2017, he was farmed out to his hometown club, Kilwinning Rangers, who play in the West of Scotland Super League Premier Division. Morrison was released from his Kilmarnock contract before his loan period at Kilwinning expired, but joined St Mirren in the summer of 2017. After leaving St Mirren in December 2017, Morrison had a short spell with Hurlford United before joining League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers in January 2018, he returned to Hurlford in December 2018. Lewis Morrison at WorldFootball.net

Tom Mutch

Tom Mutch is a former coach of the Boston College women's ice hockey team. In four years as head coach of the women's ice hockey program at Boston College, Mutch revitalized a lagging program. During the 2006-2007 season, Mutch led the Boston College Eagles to their first NCAA Frozen Four appearance. Additionally, he led the Eagles to the first Beanpot Tournament Trophy in 2006, repeated in 2007; as head coach of the women's hockey program, he was named Hockey East Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007. Mutch has served as an assistant coach on the United States national women's ice hockey team, where he started his career as a women's hockey coach in 1996. During his time as assistant coach, the national team won gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Additionally, he has been a men's hockey assistant coach with the Omaha Lancers, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Northeastern. During his college career from 1986–1988, Mutch played for the Northeastern University Huskies. Afterwards, he played professionally in the Central Hockey League.

On April 24, 2007, Tom Mutch resigned as head coach of the women's ice hockey program. The resignation came in the wake of an inappropriate relationship with Kelli Stack, a freshman, the Hockey East Player and Rookie of the Year; the Boston Herald had printed an article earlier that day that detailed the alleged explicit text messaging that occurred between the married Tom Mutch and Stack. Tom Mutch is married to a former women's hockey player and is father to a daughter

Alpheus Baker

Alpheus Baker was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Born in South Carolina, Baker was a practiced law before moving to Alabama. Upon Alabama's secession from the Union, Baker enlisted as a captain in the Eufaula Rifles before being transferred to the 1st Alabama Infantry, where he was stationed in Pensacola, before being sent to Tennessee in late 1861. Being elected colonel by a mixed regiment of soldiers from Alabama and Tennessee in 1862, his unit fought in the Battle of New Madrid, where he was subsequently taken prisoner. Released in a prisoner exchange within several months, Baker was given command of the 54th Alabama Infantry, which he would lead during the battles of Vicksburg and Champion's Hill, where he was wounded. After his recovery, Baker assumed command of an Alabama brigade and promoted to brigadier general on March 5, 1864. Participating in the Atlanta Campaign, he was again wounded at the Battle of Ezra Church. Reassigned to the Department of the Gulf, Baker led his brigade in the defenses of Mobile but rejoined the Army of Tennessee for the Carolinas Campaign in 1865.

According to his last wishes, Baker was buried among his soldiers at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, upon his death. An empty space was reserved in his honor among the burials of Confederate prisoners-of-war who were held in the Louisville Prison Camp. List of American Civil War Generals Current, Richard N. ed. The Confederacy. New York: Simon and Schuster Macmillan, 1993. ISBN 0-02-864920-6. Macmillan Compendium. Sections from the four-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. Eicher, John H. and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. Faust, Patricia L. ed. Historical Times Illustrated History of the Civil War. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. ISBN 978-0-06-273116-6. Articles cited > In Historical Times Illustrated History of the Civil War, edited by Patricia L. Faust. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. ISBN 978-0-06-273116-6. Linedecker, Clifford L. ed. Civil War, A-Z: The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.

ISBN 0-89141-878-4 Sifakis, Stewart. Who Was Who in the Civil War. New York: Facts On File, 1988. ISBN 0-8160-1055-2. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 0-8071-0823-5