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Mooney

Mooney is a family name, predominantly derived from the Irish Ó Maonaigh. It can be spelled Moony, Mainey, Mauney and Meeney depending on the dialectic pronunciation, Anglicised; the origin of the different Moony or Mooney families is lost in antiquity. The name is derived from maoin a Gaelic word meaning wealth or treasure of treasure, hence when O'Maonaigh was anglicised to Mooney it meant the descendant of the wealthy one. According to Irish lore, the Mooney family comes from one of the largest and most noble Irish lines, they are said to be descendants of the ancient Irish King Heremon, along with his brother Herber, conquered Ireland. Heremon slew his brother shortly after their invasion, took the throne for himself, fathered a line of kings of Ireland that include Malachi II, King Niall of the Nine Hostages. Baptismal records, parish records, ancient land grants, the Annals of the Four Masters, books by O'Hart, McLysaght, O'Brien were all used in researching the history of the Mooney family name.

These varied and ancient records indicate that distant septs of the name arose in several places throughout Ireland. The most known and most numerous sept came from the county of Offaly; the members of this sept were from Chieftain Monach, son of Ailill Mor, Lord of Ulster, descended from the Kings of Connacht. These family members gave their name to town lands called Ballymooney both in that county and in the neighbouring county of Leix. Albert Mooney, aircraft designer and founder of Mooney Airplane Company Alex X. Mooney, Member of Congress from West Virginia Bel Mooney, English journalist and broadcaster Brian Mooney, professional football player Cameron Mooney, Australian rules footballer Carol Ann Mooney, President of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana Charles W. Mooney Jr. American, the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law, former interim Dean, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Chris Mooney, American basketball coach Dave Mooney, professional football player Debra Mooney, American actress Edward Aloysius Mooney, Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Detroit, former Bishop of Rochester Edward F. Mooney, noted Kierkegaard scholar and Professor of Religion at Syracuse University Edward Mooney Francie Mooney, musician.

Paschal Mooney, Irish politician Peter Mooney, Scottish educationalist and conductor Paul Mooney, son of James Mooney Paul Mooney, American comedian and actor Ralph Mooney, well known Bakersfield sound steel-guitar player who backed Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and others Robert Mooney, Canadian politician Sean Mooney, sports reporter and former WWF announcer Shay Mooney, singer of country duo Dan + Shay Shona Mooney, Scottish fiddler Ted Mooney, American author Thomas Mooney, American labour leader from San Francisco, California Tim Mooney, American musician Tom Mooney, Australian rugby league footballer Tommy Mooney, professional football player Tony Mooney, Australian politician Walter E. Mooney and model aircraft designer Mooney Creek, Kansas Mooney Falls, Grand Canyon Mooney Falls, Big Bay, Canada Mooney Mooney, New South Wales, Australia

Northern District Times

The Northern District Times is an Australian local newspaper, serving the communities in parts of the Lower North Shore and lower Hills District areas of Sydney. The readership area stretches from the Parramatta River in suburbs such as Gladesville and Hunters Hill to Beecroft and Cheltenham in north-western Sydney; the paper is circulated to 58,500 people, with a readership of 94,000 people. Most of these people are in the 35–64 age group; the paper is one of the News Limited community newspapers in New South Wales. The Northern District Times is delivered free to businesses every Wednesday; the paper has been involved in the promotion and sponsorship of local community activities, including the local Granny Smith Festival, held to celebrate the creation of the Granny Smith apple in local suburb Eastwood, the local section for the True Local Business Awards. North Shore Times - sister paper for the Upper North Shore area of Sydney. List of newspapers in Australia

Ang Tundo Man May Langit Din

Ang Tundo Man May Langit Din is a 1986 Tagalog-language novel written by Filipino novelist Andres Cristobal Cruz. The 324-page novel was published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press; the novel involves love and romance occurring between individuals that are residing in a poverty-stricken area in Tondo, Manila in the Philippines. The social background of the individuals produces a "dramatizing effect" in presenting the Philippine experience laid out in contemporary context and setting, giving the novel a similarity in style and theme to Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. Canal de la Reina

Commissioner for Human Rights

The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial non-judicial institution established in 1999 by the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe, to promote awareness of and respect for human rights in the 47 member states. The activities of this institution focus on three major related areas: country visits and dialogue with national authorities and civil society; the current Commissioner is Dunja Mijatović, who began her six-year mandate on April 1, 2018. Elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Commissioner seeks to engage in permanent dialogue with member states, continually raising awareness about human rights issues, promoting the development of national human rights structures; the Commissioner conducts visits to each member state for an evaluation of the human rights situation, issues reports and recommendations to governments. The Commissioner co-operates with a broad range of partners, including the European Union, the United Nations and its specialized offices, as well as leading human rights NGOs, universities and think tanks.

The mandate of the Commissioner is based on the resolution 50 of the Council of Europe. It includes the following points: *foster the effective observance of human rights, assist member states in the implementation of Council of Europe human rights standards; the member states are obliged to "facilitate the Commissioner's contacts, including travel, in the context of the mission of the Commissioner and provide in good time information requested by the Commissioner". While the Commissioner "shall function independently and impartially." The Commissioner may act "on any information relevant to the Commissioner's functions". The Commissioner "may directly contact governments of member States of the Council of Europe"; the Commissioner may "issue recommendations and reports." The Commissioner enjoys immunity "from arrest and all legal proceedings in the territories of all members, in respect of words spoken and votes cast". Article 36 of the European Convention on Human Rights allows "third party intervention" before the European Court of Human Rights for the Commissioner stating that "In all cases before a Chamber or the Grand Chamber, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights may submit written comments and take part in hearings.

The Commissioner is elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, from a list of three candidates drawn up by the Committee of Ministers, serves a non-renewable term of office of six years. According to the Resolution 50: The candidates shall be eminent personalities of a high moral character having recognised expertise in the field of human rights, a public record of attachment to the values of the Council of Europe and the personal authority necessary to discharge the mission of the Commissioner effectively. During his or her term of office, the Commissioner shall not engage in any activity, incompatible with the demands of a full-time office. Country visits and dialogue with national authorities and civil society The Commissioner carries out visits to all member states to monitor and evaluate the human rights situation. In the course of such visits, he meets with the highest representatives of government, the judiciary, civil society and national human rights structures.

He talks to ordinary people with human rights concerns, visits places of human rights relevance, including prisons, psychiatric hospitals, centres for asylum seekers, schools and settlements populated by vulnerable groups including Romani, LGBT people and other minority group. Following the visits, a report or a letter may be addressed to the authorities of the country concerned containing an assessment of the human rights situation and recommendations on how to overcome shortcomings in law and practice; the Commissioner has the right to intervene as a third party in the proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights, either by submitting written information or taking part in its hearings. Thematic reporting and advising on human rights systematic implementation The Commissioner conducts thematic work on subjects central to the protection of human rights in Europe, he provides advice and information on the prevention of human rights violations and releases opinions, Issue Papers and reports.

Awareness-raising activities The Commissioner promotes awareness of human rights in member states, by organising and taking part in seminars and events on various human rights themes. The Commissioner engages in permanent dialogue with governments, civil society organisations and educational institutions in order to improve public awareness of human rights standards, he further contributes to the debate and the reflection on current and important human rights matters through contacts with the media, the publication of periodic articles and thematic documents. As part of country visits, thematic work and awareness raising activities, the Commissioner pays a specific attention to the defence of human rights activists and engages in close co-operation with other Council of Europe bodies and with a broad range of international institutions, most the United Nations and its specialised offices, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-o

Olena Burkovska

Olena Burkovska is Ukrainian long-distance runner who competes in marathons. She won the 86th Košice Peace Marathon on her debut over the distance, she broke the course record setting the time 2:30:50. Burkovska’s performance sliced 38 seconds from the 2:31:28 record set by Czech Alena Peterkova in 1989. At the 2010 Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon she finished second behind Lisa Jane Weightman, recording a time of 2:31:53, she placed fifth at the 2010 Berlin Marathon and managed 21st place at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Burkovska finished 48th at the 2012 London Olympics, she broke the course record at the Hannover Marathon in 2013, completing the distance in 2:27:07 hours. On November 16, 2014, Burkovska came third at the Istanbul Marathon in 2:31:32 hours. Olena Burkovska at World Athletics IAAF News release Sunday, 4 October 2009

Frederick W. Neef House

The Frederick W. Neef House is a house in Denver, United States, built in 1886 and is listed on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places, it is unclear. It was deemed significant for its association with early Denver businessman Frederick W. Neef and for its architecture. Frederick Neef was German and arrived in Denver in 1873, he and his brother Max owned wholesale businesses in liquor and tobacco. Together they built the Neef Brothers Brewery one of the West's largest. Frederick bought out Max from the brewery and operated it until selling it in 1917. Fred Neef arranged to have this house lived with his family in it for 31 years; the NRHP nominator termed the house to be "a fine example of late 19th century architecture in Denver" and suspected that it was not locally designed, but rather was a design from an architect's pattern book, however it was not possible to find the source. Writing in 1979, the nominator went on to note thatIn all events, the Neef House is a well-executed version of the popular Queen Anne/Eastlake style the finest surviving example in Denver.

It demonstrates the Victorian preoccupation with complex volumes and roof forms, their love for elaborate detail. Of particular note is the east facade which has a sculptured aspect and, in spite of the profusion of elements, displays a rich unified composition, at once pleasant and dynamic; the original craftsmanship was of a high caliber and survives well despite an obvious lack of maintenance. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979; the Shulz-Neef House at 1739 E. 29th St. in the Whittier neighborhood, a Denver Landmark, was purchased by Frederick at auction in 1883 and served as home for his brother Max and family