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John Hay Whitney

John Hay "Jock" Whitney was U. S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, president of the Museum of Modern Art, he was a member of the Whitney family. Whitney was born on August 17, 1904, in Ellsworth, Whitney was a descendant of John Whitney, a Puritan who settled in Massachusetts in 1635, as well as of William Bradford, who came over on the Mayflower, his father was Payne Whitney, his grandfathers were William C. Whitney and John Hay, both presidential cabinet members, his mother was Helen Hay Whitney. The Whitneys' family mansion, Payne Whitney House on New York's Fifth Avenue, was around the corner from James B. Duke House, home of the founder of the American Tobacco Co. Whitney's uncle, Oliver Hazard Payne, a business partner of John D. Rockefeller, arranged the funding for Duke to buy out his competitors. Jock Whitney attended Groton School Yale College, he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Whitney, his father and great-uncle were oarsmen at Yale, his father was captain of the crew in 1898.

He was a member of Key. While at Yale, he inspired the coining of the term "crew cut" for the haircut favored by the rowing crew which still bears the name. After graduating in 1926, Whitney went to Oxford University, but the death of his father necessitated his returning home, he inherited a trust fund of $20 million, inherited four times that amount from his mother. In 1929, Whitney– despite his vast wealth –was a clerk at the firm of Lee, Higginson & Co where, through his boss, J. T. Claiborne, Jr. he met former Lee, Higginson clerk Langbourne Meade Williams, Jr. who had come to Claiborne for help in his efforts to gain control of Freeport Texas Co. Williams was a scion of a founding investment firm in the sulfur mining company. In 1929, the year after Whitney became one of the wealthiest men in America, through inheritance. Whitney was soon Freeport's biggest shareholder, enabling Williams to replace the chairman and his management team. Claiborne was made a Vice-President. In 1946, Whitney founded J.

H. Whitney & Company, the oldest venture capital firm in the U. S. with Benno C. Schmidt, Sr.– who coined the term "venture capital" –with J. T. Claiborne as a partner. Whitney put up $10 million to finance entrepreneurs with business plans. Companies Whitney invested in included Minute Maid. In 1958, while he was still ambassador to the United Kingdom, his company Whitney Communications Corp. bought the New York Herald Tribune, was its publisher from 1961 to its closure in 1966. Whitney Communications owned and operated other newspapers, plus magazines and broadcasting stations. Whitney's television stations were sold to Dun & Bradstreet in 1969. Whitney invested in several Broadway shows, including Peter Arno's 1931 revue Here Goes the Bride, a failure that cost him $100,000, but was more successful as one of the backers of Life with Father. An October 1934 Fortune article on the Technicolor Corporation noted Whitney's interest in pictures, he had met Technicolor head Herbert Kalmus at the Saratoga Race Course.

In 1932, Technicolor achieved a breakthrough with its three-strip process. Merian C. Cooper of RKO Radio Pictures approached Whitney with the idea of investing in Technicolor, they joined forces and founded Pioneer Pictures in 1933, with a distribution deal with RKO to distribute Pioneer's films. Whitney and his cousin Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney bought a 15% stake in Technicolor. Whitney was the major investor in David O. Selznick's production company Selznick International Pictures, putting up $870,000 and serving as Chairman of the Board, he put up half the money to option Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind for the Selznick film version, in which he invested, in Rebecca. Whitney served in the United States Army Air Forces as an intelligence officer during World War II, assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, he was taken prisoner by the Germans in southern France, but escaped when the train transporting him to a POW camp came under Allied fire. Whitney inherited his family's love of horses, a predilection he shared with his sister, Joan Whitney Payson.

Jock and his sister ran Greentree Stables in the U. S. owned by their mother. In 1928, he became the youngest member elected to The Jockey Club. Whitney and his first wife "Liz" raced horses both in Europe, he owned Easter Hero who won the 1930 editions of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. In the 1929 Grand National, his horse was beaten by a nose at the finish. Although Whitney entered the Grand National annually, he never again came close to winning; the Whitneys entered four horses in the Kentucky Derby in the 1930s, "Stepenfetchit," which finished 3rd in 1932, "Overtime," which finished 5th in 1933, "Singing Wood," which finished 8th in 1934, "Heather Broom," which finished 3rd in 1939. Jock Whitney was an outstanding polo player, with a four-goal handicap, it was as a sportsman that he made the cover of the March 27, 1933, issue of Time magazine. In 2015, Whitney was posthumously inducted to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as Pillar of the Turf. Whitney was the major backer of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

President Eisenhower appointed him United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a post held sixty years earlier by Whitney's gran

Vitelline veins

The vitelline veins are veins that drain blood from the yolk sac. They run upward at first in front, subsequently on either side of the intestinal canal, they unite on the ventral aspect of the canal, beyond this are connected to one another by two anastomotic branches, one on the dorsal, the other on the ventral aspect of the duodenal portion of the intestine, thus encircled by two venous rings. The portions of the veins above the upper ring become interrupted by the developing liver and broken up by it into a plexus of small capillary-like vessels termed sinusoids; the vitelline veins give rise to Hepatic veins Inferior portion of Inferior vena cava Portal vein Superior mesenteric veinInferior mesenteric vein, Ciliac trunkThe branches conveying the blood to the plexus are named the venae advehentes, become the branches of the portal vein. The vessels draining the plexus into the sinus venosus are termed the venae revehentes, form the future hepatic veins; the left vena revehens no longer communicates directly with the sinus venosus, but opens into the right vena revehens.

The persistent part of the upper venous ring, above the opening of the superior mesenteric vein, forms the trunk of the portal vein. Embryology at Temple Heart98/heart97a/sld020 cardev-009—Embryo Images at University of North Carolina cardev-016—Embryo Images at University of North Carolina

Federal Railway Authority

The German Federal Railway Authority has been the independent federal authority for the regulation of the railways in Germany since 1 January 1994. It is under the supervision and direction of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Housing and is headed by a president; the EBA is the inspectorate and authorising body for the majority of German domestic, railway infrastructure companies that are owned by the government, referred to as federal railways, for German and foreign railway transport operators in Germany. Non federally owned public railways and operated railways are under the supervision of the German states, who can choose to transfer this responsibility to the EBA. To date 11 states, with the exception of Berlin, Hamburg and Lower Saxony have chosen to do so. In such cases the EBA works under the direction of the states. Since 1 January 2007 the EBA has run the railway vehicle register for Germany in accordance with § 5 Abs. 1e of the General Railway Law and the EU guidelines in §25a of the AEG and is therefore responsible for the issue of vehicle index and classification numbers.

The EBA has a flat organisational structure. Over 300 employees work at its headquarters in Bonn on the core issues, another 1,000 people carry out the operational work of inspections and authorisations on the spot, in twelve branches at 15 locations. Within the purview of the Federal Railway Office is the responsibility for investigating railway accidents. In addition, the EBA has taken on the responsibility for the approval and oversight of maglev railways under the General Maglev Law. Since 1 January 2006 the Federal Network Agency has been responsible for overseeing access to the railway infrastructure. Detailed regulations contain rules about the non-discriminatory access to railway infrastructure and the principles for granting rewards for the use of railway infrastructure under the Railway Infrastructure User Regulation. With effect from 1 January 1994, as part of the structural reformation of the German railways, the former so-called "special assets" of the Federal Republic of Germany - the Deutsche Bundesbahn and the Deutsche Reichsbahn - were reorganised into an operational division, the Deutsche Bahn AG, two national authorities, the Federal Railway Office and Federal Railway Assets, both subordinated to the Federal Ministry for Transport and Housing.

A merger of these two authorities planned for 2009, has foundered. The first president of the EBA was Horst Stuchly, his successor, Armin Keppel, retired in 2008. Keppel led the Bundeseisenbahnvermögen in 2007. In 2009, a new president, Gerald Hörster, took up office. Approvals for old technology: Munich Bundesbahn Headquarters: Mü8004, Munich 1980 New technology: DIN/ISO=EN 50126, 50128, 50129 Eisenbahn-Bau- und Betriebsordnung The official homepage of the EBA General Railway Act

Gregorian Consortium

The Gregorian Consortium is a collaborative association of three pontifical universities/institutes in Rome. In 1930 the motu proprio Quod maxime of Pope Pius XI associated the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Pontifical Oriental Institute into a university consortium. All three institutions are entrusted to the Society of Jesus; the Gregorian has departments of philosophy and theology, offering degrees at the bachelor and doctorate levels. Its international faculty serves around 3800 students from over 150 countries. Among its notable alumni are seventeen popes, including eight of the last eleven; the "Biblicum" offers degrees only at the doctorate levels. Courses deal with its ancillary studies; the "Orientale" offers a host of services to those researching Eastern Christianity. Two-thirds of its students are enrolled in the Faculty of Eastern Church Studies, with its departments of theology and patristics and history. Degrees offered are only at the licentiate and doctorate.

About a third of the students pursue a degree in Eastern Canon Law where, only graduate degrees are offered, the licentiate and doctorate

Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Harley Bayliss is an Australian cricket coach and former first class cricketer. He played for New South Wales between 1997 before becoming a coach. Bayliss was coach of England from 2015 to 2019, he coached Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2011, a period which culminated in his team finishing as runners-up in the 2011 World Cup. He has coached the Sydney Sixers in Australia's Big Bash League and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Under his management, the Knight Riders became IPL champions, twice, in 2012 and 2014, he led the Sixers to a BBL title in the 2011–12 season and a CLT20 title the same year. He is appointed as an Head coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League for the year 2020. Bayliss was born and grew up in the country town of Goulburn, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney to play for the NSW state team. A middle order batsman, he played in 58 first class matches, scoring 3,060 runs at an average of 35.58, 50 List A limited overs matches. He was NSW's player of the season for scoring 992 runs including two centuries.

After the end of his playing career, Bayliss became a development officer for the New South Wales Cricket Association and coached the NSW second XI for a number of years. He replaced Steve Rixon as NSW coach in 2004–05 and led the state to the Pura Cup final where they defeated Queensland by 1 wicket. Despite their success in the competition, they finished in last place in the 50 over competition. In 2005–06 they couldn't defend the trophy the following season, finishing bottom of the league after winning just three games. However, they did win the ING Cup. After finishing second in the group and winning the final of the competition. In the 2006 -- 07 season their performance improved. However, they lost the final against the Tasmanian Tigers, their performance in the ING cup worsened as they finished sixth in the competition, winning just three of their ten games. Trevor Bayliss succeeded Tom Moody as the coach of the Sri Lankan national team in August 2007, he was selected ahead of Queensland Bulls coach Terry Oliver by a selection committee comprising former Sri Lanka Cricket officials and captains including Aravinda de Silva, Ranjan Madugalle, Michael Tissera, Sidath Wettimuny and Bandula Warnapura.

His first tournament in charge after being appointed was the 2007 T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka won both of their group stage games but were eliminated in the super eight stage of the competition after winning just one of their three matches. Following this Sri Lanka toured Australia for two Test matches but they lost them both to lose the series 2–0. Bayliss won his first series in charge of the team after beating England 1–0 in a three match Test series in Sri Lanka. However, they went on to lose the ODI series 3–2. In the Commonwealth Bank series with Australia and India, Sri Lanka finished bottom of the group, losing five games and winning just two, with one game being abandoned, they drew the Test series against the West Indies 1–1 but lost the three match ODI series 2–0. Sri Lanka's one day fortunes improved. After winning both their group stage games, they qualified for the super eights where they won two matches and won one, they were crowned champions after winning the final. They beat India 2–1 in a three match Test series but lost the limited overs series 3–2.

Sri Lanka won every game of their 5 match ODI series against Zimbabwe. They finished the year with Sri Lanka winning both of them. In 2009 they beat Pakistan 2–1 in a three match limited overs series and drew the Test series 0–0, he was thought to have been injured in an attack on the Sri Lankan team during the tour, however this turned out to be false. In the 2009 T20 World Cup, they won both of their group games and continued their 100% winning record as they won all three games at the super eights stage of the competition. After winning their semi-final they lost the final to finish as runners-up. In a return series against Pakistan at home they won the Test series 2–0 and the ODI series 3–2. However, they lost the only T20 international between the two sides, they won both Tests against New Zealand at home to win the series 2–0. In the group stage of the Tri-series against New Zealand and India they won one and lost of year group games to qualify for he final, which they went on to lose, they failed to qualify from the Group Stage of the 2009 Champions Trophy, winning one game and losing two.

In the tour of India they lost the 3 match Test series 2–0 and the ODI series 3–1. They did however manage to draw the T20 series 1–1. In 2010 they won three of their four group games in the Tri-series with Bangladesh and India, went on to win the final, they lost the final. In a three test home series India, they drew 1–1. In the 2010 Tri-series against New Zealand and India they won two group stage games, losing just one after one game was abandoned, they went on to win the final. They won a three match ODI series against Australia 2–1, they finished the year drawing a three match Test series against West Indies 0–0 but won the ODI series 2–0. In the 2011 World Cup they qualified from their group after losing one, they beat England in the quarter final and beat New Zealand in the semi final to set up a decider against India. However, they lost the match to finish as runners up. Following the tournament, Bayliss left his position as head coach. Following his spell as Sri Lanka coach, he joined the Sydney Sixers as coach for the Big Bash.

In the 2011/12 season, Sydney won five of their seven matches to finish third in the league in the regular season. They beat the Hobart Hurricanes in the

Macedonian wine

North Macedonia produces wine on some 22,400 hectares of vineyards, the production was 108,100 tonnes in 2008. There are some additional 30,000 hectares of vineyards dedicated to table grapes. Red wine dominates the Macedonian wine production, with around 80 per cent. In contrast, within the European Union, "Macedonia" is a protected geographical indication for wines produced in the Greek viticulture region of Macedonia. While part of Yugoslavia, North Macedonia was a producer of vodka. In the 1980s, it accounted for around two-thirds of the Yugoslav wine production. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, the wine production of the new country decreased from 1.8 million hectoliters in the mid-1990s to 447,000 hl in 2002. North Macedonia has three wine-growing regions: Povardarie, in the valley of river Vardar around the towns of Negotino and Kavadarci, it is the most important region both in terms of wine quality. Pčinja-Osogovo, to the east on the border with Bulgaria. Pelagonija-Polog, around Lake Ohrid, to the west on the border with Albania.

The grape varieties common in cultivation includes a large proportion of indigenous varieties and varieties common to Central Europe and the Balkans, as well as some international varieties. Red varieties include Vranec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Stanušina Crna is a unique variety of grape of local origin from North Macedonia, capable of producing high quality wines popular on domestic market, little known outside its native country. White varieties include Smederevka, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Žilavka