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Kurt Georg Kiesinger

Kurt Georg Kiesinger was a German politician who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1 December 1966 to 21 October 1969. Before he became Chancellor he served as Minister President of Baden-Württemberg from 1958 to 1966 and as President of the Federal Council from 1962 to 1963, he was Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union from 1967 to 1971. Kiesinger studied law and worked as a lawyer in Berlin from 1935 to 1940. To avoid conscription, he found work at the Foreign Office in 1940, became deputy head of the Foreign Office's broadcasting department. During his service at the Foreign Office, he was denounced by two colleagues for his anti-Nazi stance, he had joined the Nazi Party in 1933, but remained a inactive member. In 1946 he became a member of the Christian Democratic Union, he was elected to the Bundestag in 1949, was a member of the Bundestag until 1958 and again from 1969 to 1980. He left federal politics for eight years to serve as Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, subsequently became Chancellor by forming a grand coalition with Willy Brandt's Social Democratic Party.

Kiesinger was considered an outstanding orator and mediator, was dubbed "Silver Tongue." He was an author of poetry and various books, founded the universities of Konstanz and Ulm as Minister President of Baden-Württemberg. Born in Ebingen, Kingdom of Württemberg, Kiesinger studied law in Berlin and worked as a lawyer in Berlin from 1935 to 1940; as a student, he joined the Roman Catholic corporations K. St. V. Alamannia Tübingen and Askania-Burgundia Berlin, he became a member of the Nazi Party in February 1933, but remained a inactive member. In 1940, he was called to arms but avoided mobilization by finding a job in the Foreign Office's broadcasting department, rising to become deputy head of the department from 1943 to 1945 and the department's liaison with the Propaganda Ministry. After the war, he was interned and spent 18 months in the Ludwigsburg camp before being released as a case of mistaken identity. During the controversies of 1966, the magazine Der Spiegel unearthed a Memorandum dated 7 November 1944 in which two colleagues denounced to SS chief Heinrich Himmler a conspiracy including Kiesinger, propagating defeatism.

They accused Kiesinger of hampering anti-Jewish actions within his department. Kiesinger joined the Christian Democratic Union in 1946. From 1946 he gave private lessons to law students, in 1948 he resumed his practice as a lawyer. In 1947 he became unpaid secretary-general of CDU in Württemberg-Hohenzollern. In the federal election in 1949 he was elected to the Bundestag. In 1951 he became a member of the CDU executive board. During that time, he became known for his rhetorical brilliance, as well as his in-depth knowledge of foreign affairs. However, despite the recognition he enjoyed within the Christian Democrat parliamentary faction, he was passed over during various cabinet reshuffles, he decided to switch from federal to state politics. Kiesinger became Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg on 17 December 1958, an office in which he served until 1 December 1966; as Minister President he founded two universities, the University of Konstanz and the University of Ulm. In 1966 following the collapse of the existing CDU/CSU-FDP coalition, Kiesinger was elected to replace Ludwig Erhard as Chancellor, heading a new CDU/CSU-SPD alliance.

The government formed by Kiesinger remained in power for nearly three years with the SPD leader Willy Brandt as Deputy Federal Chancellor and Foreign Minister. Kiesinger reduced tensions with the Soviet bloc nations establishing diplomatic relations with Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia but he opposed any major conciliatory moves. A number of progressive reforms were realised during Kiesinger's time as Chancellor. Pension coverage was extended in 1967 via the abolition of the income-ceiling for compulsory membership. In education, student grants were introduced, together with a university building programme, while a constitutional reform of 1969 empowered the federal government to be involved with the Länder in educational planning through joint planning commission. Vocational training legislation was introduced, while a reorganisation of unemployment insurance promoted retraining schemes and advice services and job creation places. In addition, under the “Lohnfortzahlunggesetz” of 1969, employers had to pay all employees’ wages for the first 6 weeks of sickness.

In August 1969, the Landabgaberente was introduced. One of his low points as Chancellor was in 1968 when Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld, who campaigned with her husband Serge Klarsfeld against Nazi criminals, publicly slapped him in the face during the 1968 Christian Democrat convention, while calling him a Nazi, she did so in French and – whilst being dragged out of the room by two ushers – repeated her words in German saying "Kiesinger! Nazi! Abtreten!" Kiesinger, holding his left cheek, did not respond. Up to his death he refused to comment on the incident and in other opportunities he denied explicitly that he had been opportunistic by joining the NSDAP in 1933. Other prominent critics included the writers Günter Grass. After the election of 1969, the SPD preferred to form a coalition with the FDP, ending t

Barasat Indira Gandhi Memorial High School

Barasat Indira Gandhi Memorial High School is an English Medium Co-Educational School at Jessore Road, Barasat. It was founded by Shri Shyam Deo Rai, it was inaugurated in late 25 December 1989 at 12.00.00 AM. The current principal of the school is Mrs Sunanda Jaiswal, it is affiliated to the Central Board of New Delhi. The school is located on a busy Jessore Road, it has an area of about 1.08 acre. Opposite to the school, there is Kidzee. On the outside, there are two buildings; the left building is of Primary classes and the right one is of Secondary Classes. The school has all the facilities like Library, Chemical Lab, Physical Lab, Biology Lab, Computer Lab, Gym Room, Indoor Games Room; the classes are equipped with HCL Technologies' Smart Class Kit. The outer area covered by the school is much little. There is a small playground. Although the school campus is developing, there are kids playing area for toddlers. Education in India List of schools in India Education in West Bengal Official website

Arthur Sinclair

Commodore Arthur Sinclair was an early American naval hero, who served in the U. S. Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War and in the War of 1812, his three sons served in the Navy. Born in Virginia, Sinclair entered the Navy as Midshipman in 1798, he served as Midshipman in Constellation during the capture of the French frigate L'Insurgente on 9 February 1799. He was attached to the Mediterranean Squadron from June 1804 to July 1806, participating in the attacks on Tripoli on board Essex, he sailed Gunboat No. 10 to the United States. On 10 June 1807 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. On 13 December 1811, he was ordered to the command of Argus. During the cruise, he became separated from the squadron and was chased for three days and nights by an enemy squadron before his superior ship handling enabled him to escape. For much of the War of 1812, Sinclair was assigned to the Great Lakes as part of Commodore Isaac Chauncey's squadron, where he commanded the warship General Pike in an engagement on Lake Ontario on 28 September 1813.

For his valor during another engagement on Lake Erie in 1813, Sinclair received a presentation sword from the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1814, he commanded Niagara on Lake Huron and Lake Superior and directed the naval squadron in the Battle of Mackinac Island and the Engagement on Lake Huron. Promoted to Captain in 1813, he commanded the frigate Congress in 1817. In 1819, he was placed in command of the Norfolk Navy Yard, it was while there, that he conceived the idea of a Nautical School and was allowed to set one up on board the frigate Guerriere, for the education and development of young naval officers. It was from that small start that the current U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis has grown. Commodore Sinclair died at Norfolk, Virginia on 7 February 1831; the family originated from the Shetland Islands off Scotland and were reputedly distant relations of Scottish royalty. The first Arthur Sinclair, of Scalloway, in Shetland, sailed with Commodore George Anson in 1740, on a mission to capture Spanish possessions in the Pacific, during Britain's war with Spain.

The mission resulted in the little fleet circumnavigating the world. Loss of life was horrendous, with only 188 of the original 1, 854 men surviving to make it back to England. Arthur Sinclair senior left the expedition when they reached America and settled in Norfolk, Va, where he made claim to a large tract of land. During the War of American Independence Sinclair served in the fledgling U. S. Navy, fighting against his old countrymen. Arthur Sinclair II married first, daughter of General John Hartwell Cocke, of Mt Pleasant, Surry County, they had two children, Robert Carter Nicholas d 1806 and Augusta Mar 1802. These children died young and their mother died in 1803. Arthur Sinclair II married second on 20 Jan 1810 in Halifax Co, Sarah Short Skipwith Kennon, daughter of Colonel Richard Kennon of Conjurer's Neck, VA. Arthur and Sally had seven children: 1. Arthur Sinclair, Commander USN, CSN, served on the Alabama, married, 20 Apr 1835, Lelia Imogene Dawley of Norfolk. 2. Elizabeth Beverly Sinclair Whittle, married Captain William Conway Whittle, USN, CSN 3.

Richard Kennon Sinclair 4. George Tarry Sinclair LT USN, CSN 2 May 1843, Mary Thompson 5. Dr. William Beverly Sinclair, surgeon, USN, CSN, a prominent physician, married 11 Nov 1844, Lucy Franklin Read Jones 6. Sarah Sinclair, died in infancy 7. Gilberta Fayette Sinclair, married Dr. Conway Davies Whittle, of Norfolk. Arthur Sinclair II was the great-grandfather of novelist Upton Sinclair, author of the novel The Jungle, he was the second great-grandfather of Vice Admiral Lloyd M. Mustin and third great-grandfather of Vice Admiral Henry C. "Hank" Mustin. The destroyer USS Sinclair was named for him. Sinclair, Upton; the Autobiography of Upton Sinclair. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1962. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here

St Olaves railway station

St Olaves was a station in St. Olaves, it was on the Great Eastern Railway between Great London. It was first opened in June 1859. After just over a century it was closed in November 1959 when the connection it stood on was cut, services transferred to another route to make the same journey. Today St Olaves is most served by Haddiscoe railway station, over the two rivers which separate the two villages. Former Services A clear line on a map can still be seen travelling through Waveney Forest, through Wild Duck camp site and meeting with the old Belton Station. On ground, A lot of the track bank is still there, as well as a small bridge in the Forest. After that, the track would have come over a bridge. There is a house where the platforms and bridge are called'CuttBride Cottage' St Olaves station on 1946 O. S. map

Hannah Al Rashid

Hannah Al Rashid or full name Hannah Aidinal Al Rashid, is an English actress and host. She moved from London to Indonesia when she was going to apply for work at the United Nations Development Program, but the work did not come, she was instead offered a role as a model for the music video clip of Yovie & Nuno entitled Dia Milikku, Janji Suci and Sejuta Cinta from the album The Special One in 2008. In 2010, she was offered a Guest VJ on MTV, she co-starred in the comedy television show Awas Ada Sule. The hardness of life in London encouraged this long-haired artist to take part in martial arts, until she was elected to the English pencak silat national team. A number of championships in Asia and Europe were followed by preparations, such as direct instructions from her father, a Bugis-Makassar Pencak Silat swordsman Gerak Ilham; because she knew the opportunity to develop skills in Indonesia was large, she studied at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta and at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang with friends from various countries in 2006.

Hannah Al-Rashid of French and Indonesian descent. Her mother is from France and her father is from South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Hannah is in a relationship with actor Ario Bayu; this was revealed. After that, she seemed closer to Bayu Risakotta. Profile in Kapanlagi.com

Franz Pachl

Franz Pachl is a Germany grandmaster of the FIDE for chess compositions. He was German champion of minigolf. While Pachl played correspondence chess in 1975, he subscribed to the magazine Schach-Echo. Schach-Echo's problem column interested Pachl in chess composition. At a problem solver's meeting in Ludwigshafen 1975 he met Hermann Weißauer. Weißauer took care of Pachl, taught him about chess composition and helped him publishing his first problem, a twomover, in 1976, he specialized in helpmates. In 1988, when Pachl and Markus Manhardt became acquainted, he became interested in fairy chess; as of December 2005, around 848 compositions were published, winning 193 prizes, 186 honoring mentions and 139 commendations. More than 300 compositions are co-productions. Pachl became International master of the FIDE for chess composition in 1989; the Grandmaster title was awarded in September 2005. He's international judge of the FIDE for helpmates. One of his wishes was to write a book about chess composition, which he fulfilled in 1999.

In his youth, Pachl played table tennis in a club. In 1973 he started playing minigolf where he became German champion and in 1981 and 1982 vice champion. In the team championship, he won the title six times. However, he's not an active player anymore. Pachl has three more siblings. For more than 30 years he worked as a clerk at BASF, he has a son. Hermann Weißauer: Franz Pachl & Udo Degener, Problem-Forum special issue December 2005