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Southern Basque Country

The Southern Basque Country is a term used to refer to the Basque territories within Spain as a unified whole. In Basque language, natives have referred to the Basque districts as Euskal Herria. During history, it has been named in a variety of ways in languages other than Basque: Up to the early 19th century: Biscay and Navarre, the Basque provinces 19th century through to late 20th century: Basque Provinces and Navarre, the Four in One, the Sister Provinces, the Exempt Provinces, the Chartered Provinces, the Basque-Navarrese Country, the Basque Country, the South Spanish Basque Country can refer to this same territory, but is ambiguous as it may or may not include Navarre, it does not exist as a political unit but includes the three provinces and two enclaves of the Basque Autonomous Community in the west, as well as the Chartered Community of Navarre to the east. The Basque districts had managed to retain a independent status within the Crown of Castile up until the period of the War of the Pyrenees and the Peninsular War.

Traditionally the Basques in Spain renewed their separate status in a ceremony by which the king of Castile or his viceroy/royal deputy pledged obedience to the native institutions and laws, with the representatives of each district vowing in turn loyalty to him. The Basques of each district kept their own defence provision, with men being drafted for the militias in defence of each specific district. However, voluntary military contribution to the king could go beyond district boundaries in exchange for a sum of money; the four districts kept a strong municipality based governmental structure, as well as minor customs on their boundaries and major ones on the Ebro river. Mineral extraction was concerted for communal exploitation undertaken when required by neighbouring inhabitants and/or manufacturers; the foundations of Basque home rule were badly shaken at the turn of the 19th century, followed by the short-lived but watershed Spanish nationalist Constitution of 1812. The above districts restored their sovereign native institutions and laws still up to the end of the First Carlist War, when a decree by Regent Maria Christina established the annexation to Spain, still keeping a reduced, ambiguous self-government status.

However, new senior officials in Navarre signed a treaty apart from the rest of Basque historic districts, converting it into a regular Spanish province, except for a small but relevant set of fiscal prerogatives. Since 1866, the four chartered provincial governments made a move towards coordination and cooperation by designing a number of common projects. At San Sebastián, the Spanish General Prim ratified in 1869 his position in favour of the distinct status held by the Southern Basque Country conditioned on their unambiguous attachment to Spain. However, the general was assassinated in the midst of political instability, soon on the 2nd Carlist War broke out again centred in the Basque Country. At the end of it, the fueros were abolished in the Basque Provinces, while Navarre's legal status was less affected; the 1876 definite abolition of the charters was followed by a political stir leading to the popular uprising Gamazada centred in Navarre, echoed in Biscay by the Sanrocada, attempts started to be made to re-establish a single political status for the Basque territories in Spain, with the most significant being the Statute of Estella, 1932 in the early period of the 2nd Spanish Republic.

In 1918, the Society of Basque Studies was established at Oñati under the auspices of the four provincial governments in a ceremony presided over by King Alfonso XIII. It was followed by other unofficial cultural/sport institutions, or the Federation of Basque-Navarrese Savings Banks; the split allegiances showed by Gipuzkoa-Biscay and Navarre-Álava in the face of the 1936 military uprising undermined the pre-war ties, but did not break them especially in respect of culture. The possibility of establishing a single autonomous statute for the Southern Basque Country was again explored and provided for in the late 1970s, but strong political objections both in the Spanish establishment and Navarre drew the project to a stalemate; the continuation of the institutional framework inherited from the dictatorship in Navarre was coupled with a staunch opposition staged by the ruling circles to a change in Navarre amidst a climate of violence. Since 1982, the four provinces were divided into the Chartered Community of Navarre and the Basque Autonomous Community.

The rise of the party UPN in Navarre has resulted in an incre

Logan H. Roots (bishop)

Logan Herbert Roots D. D. was an American missionary to China and from 1904 to 1925 served as the Episcopal Bishop of Hankow. Born in Tamaroa, Illinois he attended Harvard College graduating with an A. B. Degree in 1891. At Harvard he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. Roots attended the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, graduating in 1896 and was subsequently ordained deacon. In the autumn of 1896 Roots crossed the Pacific to start his new life as a church missionary in China, his initial assignment was as an English instructor at the Boone School in Wuchang. Roots was consecrated at Emmanuel Church in Boston on November 14, 1904 as the second Bishop of Hankow, succeeding James Addison Ingle; the Protestant Episcopal Church Mission in Hankow underwent severe challenges during Roots' period as bishop. St. Paul's Cathedral in Hankow was used as a hospital to treat the battle wounded and normal church activity was much restricted. Roots was in turn succeeded as bishop in 1925 by Alfred A. Gilman.

Roots was awarded an Honorary D. D. by both the University of the South and Harvard University. He died in 1945 on Mackinac Island. Protestant missions in China 1807-1953 Christianity in China List of Delta Upsilon alumni John McCook Roots, Warrior's Testament memorial volume The Bishops of the American Church Mission in China


Palwancha is a town in Bhadradri district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Palwancha mandal of Kothagudem revenue division. Palwancha is a Municipality city in district of Telangana; the Palwancha city is divided into 39 wards. The Palwancha Municipality has population of 130,199 of which 49,923 are males while 50,276 are females as per report released by Census India 2014. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 12207, 10.23% of total population of Palwancha. In Palwancha Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 1009 against state average of 993. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Palwancha is around 970 compared to Andhra Pradesh state average of 939. Literacy rate of Palwancha city is 77.70% higher than state average of 67.02%. In Palwancha, Male literacy is around 84.41% while female literacy rate is 71.09%. Palwancha Municipality has total administration over 20,782 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage, it is authorize to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Kothagudem Thermal Power Station is located at Palwancha. Palwancha Town is known for its versatility Festivals are celebrated with much fervor and people used to go to temples on these days to offer special prayers; some of the festivals are Dasara, Eid ul fitr, Ugadi, Makara Sankranti, Guru Purnima, Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Raakhi Pournami, Vinayaka Chaviti, Nagula Panchami, Deepavali,Mukkoti Ekadasi, Karthika Purnima and Ratha Saptami. People in Palwancha not only celebrate the main festivals, but celebrate certain regional festivals like Bonalu, Batukamma all over Telangana districts, Yedupayala Jatara in Medak, Sammakka Saralamma in Warangal district. Palvacha is well connected to major towns in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. TSRTC operates buses to various destinations from Khammam bus station of the city. Palvancha has no railway station, it is located between Kothagudem Railway Station and Manuguru Railway Station line of the South Central Railway. The nearest railway station is Kothagudem Railway Station.

Palwancha City has a proper educational facilities for students. There are many government Zilla Parishad High Schools as well as private schools including Little Flower School, D. A. V Model School, NavaBharat Public School, Regina Carmeli Convent High School, Triveni Talent School, Al-Kausar School. Engineering colleges like Adams Engineering College, ABIT Engineering College, KLR Institutions around Palvancha city, it has other institutions like Pharmacy, MBA, MCA Colleges. NDC & KLR Degree and PG College conducts archaeological research on megalithic sites; the University College of Engineering, Kakatiya University is located at Palvancha City outskirts. Palwancha City has tourism spots like Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, boat riding facility in Kinnerasani dam sanctioned by Telangana Tourism Development Corporation Palvancha Municipality Property Tax Payment

John Walter Weart

John Walter Weart was a lawyer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented South Vancouver in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1916 to 1920 as a Liberal, he was born in 1861 at Brockville, the son of John Weart. Weart was employed at a foundry in Brockville and worked as a carpenter in Belleville from 1873 to 1879. After obtaining a teacher's certificate, he taught school in Hastings County. Weart travelled west and worked in the furniture business in Manitoba from 1882 to 1890. In 1883, he married Minnie Reid. Weart studied law in British Columbia with George H. Cowan and went on to practice law from 1898 to 1905, he was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1907. Weart was solicitor for the Metropolitan Building Company, he served as reeve of Burnaby in 1911 and 1912. Weart was speaker for the provincial assembly from 1917 until the start of the 1918 session, his building company was credited with initiating the construction of the first skyscrapers in Vancouver.

Weart died in Vancouver in 1941. The Weart Glacier and Mount Weart in northern Garibaldi Provincial Park were named in his honour. Works by or about John Walter Weart at Internet Archive

Corey Schou

Corey Schou is University Professor of Informatics and Associate Dean at Idaho State University, director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center and the Simplot Decision Support Center, for ten years the chair of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. In the early 1980s, organizations began to recognize that connected PCs in various locations were much more vulnerable than a mainframe locked away in a single building; these organizations began seeking qualified individuals responsible for selecting and implementing security policy and procedures. However, few schools were offering information security curricula, much less academic degrees, organizations would have to take an IT professional at his or her word that they knew how to manage information security for the entire enterprise. By 1989 Schou and others had established a unified common Body of knowledge for computer security. Schou, with Idaho State University hosted the finalization meetings in Salt Lake City.

His work was recognized by the organization with various awards in San Francisco (Founder's award and The need for a professional certification to maintain and validate a common knowledge and ethics for individuals in the industry became a growing concern. Several IT professional societies recognized that a certification program attesting to the qualifications of information security personnel was needed. Schou's work is recognized several organizations such as ISC2 as foundational to the Information Assurance discipline in academia, his work for three decades has resulted in standards used internationally by government and academia. Schou is a mentor whose style is described by his students and colleagues as Socratic. At all levels he encourages students to excel. Although he has had a full-service and research agenda, university records show that he has taught at least one class every semester for the past 30 years, he heads one of the Scholarship for Service Cyber Corps programs that prepares individuals to be Information Assurance Professionals.

In this program all students take a full MBA program. In addition they are exposed to both courses and practicum experiences. Upon completion of the program the graduates have completed all the requirements for certification by the Committee on National Security Systems; the program is one of only three in the nation, certified at all levels for all certifications CAE. In addition, graduates are expected to sit for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP and CISSP examinations from 2; the program has a 100% pass rate on the first try as documented in the university annual report to the National Science Foundation NSF. In 1993 he was the first non-government employee to be recognized as Educator of the Year by the Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association FISSEA He is the author of several books on information assurance called Information Assurance for the Enterprise: A Roadmap to Information Security McGraw Hill Catalog. and over 300 referred papers and monographs. Recent Research Books Schou, C.

Lohse, E.. The Crabtree Files, The assembled works and papers of Crabtree and Swanson. Idaho: Idaho Museum of Natural History, IRI. Corey D. Shoemaker, Daniel. “Information Operations Education: Lessons Learned from Information Assurance”, Information Warfare Separating Hype from Reality, Edited by Edwin L. Armistead, Potomac Books, Washington DC, 2007 Book Chapter Lohse, S. Schou, C; the Columbia Plateau-Snake River Region Cultural Sequence. In Projectile Point Sequences in Northwestern North America, edited by Roy Carlson and Marty Magne. Canadian Archaeological Association. Book ChapterRefereed Journal Articles Schou, C. Armistead, E. L. Ryan, J.. International Academic Standards: A New Approach to Information Operations for Interoperability. Journal of Information Warfare. Schou, C. et al. Developing information assurance standards, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin Volume 41, Issue 4, Year of Publication: 2010, ISSN 0097-8418 Trimmer, K. Parker, K. R. Schou, C.. Functional Requirements for Secure Code: The Reference Monitor and Use Case.

Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, 12, 113-119. Trimmer, K. Parker, K. R. Schou, C.. Forcing Early Implementation of Information Assurance Precepts Throughout the Design Phase. Journal of Informatics Education Research, 9, 95-120. Frost, Schou, The Missing Components of the Security Audit - A Case Study, in The Challenge of Managing System Integrity, 2006, ISBN 0-9772107-2-3. University profile Cyber Corps 2 FISSEA Catch a clue from an EDU: Universities that get security right