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Kingdom of Montenegro

The Kingdom of Montenegro was a monarchy in southeastern Europe, present-day Montenegro, during the tumultuous years on the Balkan Peninsula leading up to and during World War I. It was a constitutional monarchy, but absolutist in practice. On 28 November 1918, following the end of World War I, with the Montenegrin government still in exile, the Podgorica Assembly proclaimed unification with the Kingdom of Serbia which itself was merged into the Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes three days on 1 December 1918; this unification with Serbia would last, through various successor states, for 88 years, until coming to an end in 2006. Prince Nicholas of Montenegro proclaimed the Kingdom of Montenegro in Cetinje on 28 August 1910, elevating the country from the rank of Principality. King Nicholas I had ruled the country as Prince since 1860, had initiated several modernising reforms at the beginning of the 20th century, such as introducing a constitution and a new currency, the Montenegrin perper. Montenegro joined the First Balkan War in 1912, hoping to win a share in the last Ottoman-controlled areas of Rumelia.

Montenegro did make further territorial gains by splitting Sandžak with Serbia on 30 May 1913. But the Montenegrins had to abandon the newly captured city of İşkodra to the new state of Albania in May 1913, at the insistence of the Great Powers, despite the Montenegrins having invested 10,000 lives into the capture of the town from the Ottoman-Albanian forces of Esad Pasha. Essad Pasha made a deal to surrender the town to the Montenegrins in exchange for Montenegro supporting his claims in Central Albania. However, as Shkodër and the surroundings had a large ethnic Albanian majority, the area went to the state of Albania instead; when the Second Balkan War broke out in June 1913, Serbia fought against Bulgaria, King Nicholas sided with Serbia. During World War I Montenegro allied itself with the Triple Entente, in line with King Nicholas' pro-Serbian policy. Accordingly, Austria-Hungary occupied Montenegro from 15 January 1916 to October 1918. On 20 July 1917, the signing of the Corfu Declaration foreshadowed the unification of Montenegro with Serbia.

On 26 November 1918, Podgorica Assembly, an elected body claiming to represent Montenegrin people, unanimously adopted a resolution deposing king Nicholas I and unifying Montenegro with Serbia. Upon this event Nicholas I, who had supported unification with Serbia into a greater state with his dynasty playing the pivotal role, switched to promoting Montenegrin nationalism and opposing the union with Serbia, a position he maintained until his death in France in 1921. On 1 December 1918, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was created, where both Serbia and Montenegro were parts. During World War II, the occupying forces in Yugoslavia considered turning the Italian governorate of Montenegro into a puppet kingdom, but nothing came of these plans. Nicholas I of Montenegro Lazar Tomanović Mitar Martinović Janko Vukotić Milo Matanović Lazar Mijušković Andrija Radović Milo Matanović Evgenije Popović Jovan Plamenac Anto Gvozdenović Milutin Vučinić Anto Gvozdenović History of Montenegro Principality of Montenegro Živojinović Dragoljub R..

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Josh Flagg

Joshua Daniel Flagg is an American real estate agent, television personality and contributor to several real estate publications and news outlets. He is an original cast member on the show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on the Bravo television network; the show follows young real estate agents in Los Angeles. Flagg has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top-ranked agents in California and nationally by sales volume and as a top 25 real estate agent by The Hollywood Reporter. Flagg has authored two books, A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me, published in 2009, Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream, published in 2011. Flagg was featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2012 as a top record-breaking real estate agent, he has been featured on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America E!, CBS The Insider and Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live as well as in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine, Variety, among others. Josh Flagg was born on August 1985 in Los Angeles, California.

He is Cindy Flagg of Los Angeles. He is the grandson of philanthropist, electronics industry executive and Jewish leader Herman Platt and great-grandson of Benjamin Platt and owner of the nationwide Platt Music Corporation chain of stores. On his father's side, Flagg is the grandson of American fashion industry executive and designer Edith Flagg, best known as one of the first designers to import polyester as a fashion textile to the United States. Edith was known for her reoccurring role on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles alongside her grandson. Flagg grew up in Los Angeles where he attended Brentwood School, a private school in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. In 2003, Flagg left Brentwood and attended Beverly Hills High School where he graduated the following year. Flagg began working as a real estate agent at the age of 18 when he started making residential sales in high end neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip. Flagg began his career while still in high school under real estate broker Bruce Nelson with the John Bruce Nelson firm in Bel Air, followed by a brief stint at the Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills East office in 2007.

Throughout his career as a real estate agent, Flagg has had many record sales, including the highest sale in the history of Brentwood Park and a $25 million residential sale in Beverly Hills. He has been the listing agent for reputable estates including Merv Griffin's Bel Air estate and the Dorothy Chandler Estate in Hancock Park, he has sold homes to various celebrities including Adam Levine, Steve Aoki,Shonda Rhymes and Tom Ford. In 2009, Flagg started working at Keller Williams Westside in Los Angeles, where he started "Josh Flagg Estates." According to Forbes, Flagg has sold over $1 billion worth of property during his career. He began working with Rodeo Realty. In 2006, along with two other agents, Madison Hildebrand and Chad Rogers, were picked to star in a reality TV series following their careers in the real estate industry, they started filming for the show, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, it aired on Bravo in August 2006. The show continued with the original cast until Season 4 when Josh Altman co-starred along with Flagg and Hildebrand.

After Season 6 concluded in 2013, Hildebrand left the show, making Flagg the only remaining original cast member. Flagg and Altman were joined by James Harris and David Parnes for Season 7; the series aired its 10th Season in 2017, with Flagg, Harris and Parnes returning and realtor Tracy Maltas joining its cast. At 14 years old, Flagg began writing a book about Edith Flagg; as her only grandchild, Flagg was close to his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor and a fashion industry executive. The book, A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me, was published in 2009. Proceeds from the book's sales go towards the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Flagg published his second book, Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream, in 2011; the book is an autobiography that details his personal life from growing up in Los Angeles to becoming one of the city's top real estate agents. In 2012, Flagg started a mobile app called'Star Maps,', a directory of hundreds of properties associated with celebrities in the Los Angeles area.

The app uses GPS to direct users and tourists to places of well-known estates or celebrity properties with details about the home and its celebrity-ownership that are cross-referenced with research from the city's public records. Melissa Rivers presented Flagg with the Next Generation award from the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in 2013. Flagg lives in Beverly Hills, in January 2013, he purchased a micro-estate above the Sunset Strip from Jeffrey Katzenberg's son writer/producer David Katzenberg, he sold the property in 2015 to the son of designer Bijan Pakzad. In June 2015, Flagg bought the estate of Tony award-winning producer Michael Filerman; the estate is located a few doors away from Paul McCartney's home that he bought from Courtney Love, is located on a street filled with past and present celebrity owners such as Don Johnson and Ozzy Osbourne. Flagg owns his late grandmother's penthouse in the Century Towers complex in Century City. Flagg is gay, having come out in March 2011. In July 2016, Flagg proposed to his fiancé, Bobby Boyd, during a flash mob at the Four Seasons Hotel George V.

The couple got married on September 10, 2017 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, LA. Flagg and his husband live in a house in the flats of Beverly Hills. Flagg is a collector of fine art, rare automobiles, one of the largest collectors of Billy

Horohoro, New Zealand

Horohoro is a rural farming community 15 kilometres south-west of Rotorua, New Zealand. Horohoro is a prominent landmark in the Rotorua area: a flat topped mountain with perpendicular cliffs, it is the traditional home of Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara whose ancestors related an incident in which Kahumatamomoe, a Te Arawa chief, washed his hands in a stream at the northern end of the Horohoro mountain. Hence the full name of the mountain is Te Horohoroinga o ngā ringa o Kahumatamomoe. Horohoro was one of the first areas in Āpirana Ngata’s 1929 land development scheme, which established farms on Māori land a farming district. Horohoro has two marae belonging to Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuarā: Kearoa Marae and meeting house, Rongomaipapa Marae and Maruahangaroa meeting house

Healthcare in the British Virgin Islands

Healthcare in the British Virgin Islands is predominantly provided by private healthcare providers with an overlay of public support. There is a single public hospital in the British Virgin Islands - Peebles Hospital in Road Town on Tortola. There is one private hospital - the Bougainvillea clinic. On Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke, there are day clinics to serve non-emergency medical needs of residents of those islands. Although there is period discussion about the possibility of building another hospital on Virgin Gorda, to date there has been no commitment to doing so. For emergency medical evacuations from other islands a boat is maintained. Under the Public Hospital Ordinance free medical treatment is available at all public facilities to the elderly, police officers, prison officers, public health workers, the mentally ill, indigent persons and prisoners. All other persons must pay for medical treatment received from public health care facilities, although the cost of health care is less expensive than from private health care providers.

The responsibility of operating the public health system is vested in a statutory body, the BVI Health Services Authority Board. Peebles Hospital and the various clinics managed by the BVI HSA. Public health care is subsidised by pricing, deliberately set below the actual cost of providing care. User fees are estimated to recover just 8% of the operating costs of primary and secondary health care services. Expenditure on health accounts for 17% of total government expenditure. All practising physicians are required to be registered under Medical Act, 2000; the legislation covers doctors, related health care professionals and pharmacists. Nursing professionals are separately regulated under the Nursing Act, 1976; because of limited resources and problems of economies of scale, public health authorities will sometimes send critical cases overseas for treatment at larger facilities. In addition, many residents of the British Virgin Islands maintain private health insurance which allows them to access health care services in the United States.

Obesity and diabetes are amongst the most prevalent of routine health issues in the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands suffers from periodic outbreaks of Dengue fever, was heavily affected by the 2013–14 chikungunya outbreak; the British Virgin Islands operates a mandatory social security scheme. In practice because of the large number of migrant workers who leave the Territory before claiming benefits, the scheme is over funded. Social security benefits include maternity, occupational injury and survivor's benefits; the Social Security Board has the ability to make ex gratia payments in case of need for uninsured persons requiring serious medical care. Since 2005 various British Virgin Islands governments have considered and commissioned studies into a proposed National Health Insurance system; the concept has broad cross party support, is seen as a way of alleviating the cash-drain caused by underwriting public health expenditure. However, the proposal remains controversial amongst the public, not least because of the perceived cost to the public in a country with traditionally low tax burdens.

Legislation was implemented to bring NHI into effect in 2014. Although the most proposal was for NHI to come into effect in October 2014, this did not happen. Implementation was pushed back first to January 2015, to September 2015; the most recent announcements have been to the effect that registration of persons will commence on 1 September 2015, the scheme itself would come into effect on 1 January 2016. NHI will be administered by the Social Security Board; the Deputy Director with responsibility for NHI is Mr Roy Barry. NHI is intended to be funded by a mandatory 7.5% levy on salaries paid to person employed in the British Virgin Islands up to a capped amount of US$5,791.50 per person. Half of this amount would be assessed against the half against the employer. Where a person is married to a non-working spouse, they will be required to pay a contribution on behalf of their spouse as if the non-working spouse was paid the same salary as the working spouse. Treatment received under NHI will be subject to a lifetime cap of US$1,000,000 in treatment, will remain subject to a co-pay requirement.

Proposed co-pays are: 0% at community health clinics 5% at the public hospital 10% at private clinics in network 40% at private clinics out of network 20% at overseas clinics in network 40% at overseas clinics out of network

High Park—Humber Valley

High Park—Humber Valley was a federal electoral district in the west-end of the old Metropolitan Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons from 1972 to 1979, it was created in 1972 from the High Park district, maintaining the same boundaries as the former district. It was abolished in 1976, but the next election did not occur until three-years later, its only Member of Parliament was Otto Jelinek. The federal riding was created in 1972 from the former High Park electoral district, it less contained the same boundaries as the former High Park riding. S. C. 1972, c.4 paragraph 25 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act substitute the word: "HIGH PARK", with the words: "HIGH PARK-HUMBER VALLEY" as the name of the district, with the same borders as the named one. It was defined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east and west by a line drawn north along Parkside Drive, west along Bloor Street West, north on Pacific Avenue, east along Canadian Pacific Railway, north along Keele Street, west along Rogers Road, northwest along Weston Road, west along Black Creek, south along Jane Street, southwest along Dundas Street, southeast along Mimico Creek, east along The Queensway, southeast along the Humber River to the shore of Lake Ontario.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Davenport, Etobicoke Centre, Parkdale—High Park and Etobicoke—Lakeshore ridings. This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament: List of Canadian federal electoral districts Past Canadian electoral districts

Madison High School (Portland, Oregon)

President James Madison High School is one of nine comprehensive public high schools in the Portland Public Schools in the city of Portland, United States. Madison High School was founded in 1957 and named after James Madison, the fourth US President and co-author of the Constitution; the school serves neighborhood students and many transfer students in grades 9–12. Two movies have been filmed at the school: Twilight. On June 29, 2004, the school was damaged by fire caused by fireworks; the school is being renovated as part of a $790 million bond measured passed in 2017 and is planned to finish before the 2021-2022 school year. Students will be attending a different school building as of August 2019. James Madison High School offers a full range of college preparatory core content classes as well as unique elective options in the areas of mathematics, performing & visual arts, social science, world languages. Students may challenge themselves by enrolling in dual credit courses; the latter are taught by Madison faculty.

Madison participates in the Portland Interscholastic League at the 6A level. Team sports include soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball, dance team and track and field. Madison athletics is most known for its baseball program, which holds the most state titles of any high school baseball program in the state of Oregon. In the 2016–2017 school year, Madison's student population was 33.3% White, 24.5% Hispanic, 16.3% African American, 13.6% Asian, 2.0% Pacific Islander, 0.8% Native American, 9.5% mixed race, making it one of Oregon's most diverse high schools. Leslie A. Baxter, educator Craig Berkman, politician Kent Bottenfield, Major League Baseball player Paul J. De Muniz, first Hispanic Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Rob Dressler, Major League Baseball player Terry Ley, Major League Baseball pitcher John Minnis, politician Jim Pepper, musician Billy Rancher, musician Rick Wise, first Major League Baseball pitcher to pitch a no-hitter and hit a home run in the same game