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National Union of Students (United Kingdom)

The National Union of Students of the United Kingdom is a confederation of students' unions in the United Kingdom. Around 600 students' unions are affiliated, accounting for more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Although the National Union of Students is the central organisation for all affiliated unions in the UK, there are the devolved national sub-bodies NUS Scotland in Scotland, NUS Wales in Wales and NUS-USI in Northern Ireland. There is an NUS Area for London, called NUS London. NUS is a member of the European Students' Union. There are four types of membership of NUS: Constituent membership is granted to students' unions by National Conference or National Executive Council by a two-thirds majority vote Individual membership is granted automatically to members of students' unions with constituent membership, sabbatical officers of constituent members, members of the National Executive Council and sabbatical conveners of NUS Areas Associate membership is granted by a two-thirds majority vote of National Executive Council to: Student Organisations in Association - any national student organisations Partner Organisations in Association - non-student organisations which sympathise with the NUS Individuals in Association - any individual who supports the objects of the NUS NUS Areas - geographically-defined associations of students' unions Honorary membership is granted by National Conference to "any person or organisation as it sees fit"Of these types of membership, only constituent members may vote on or submit policy proposals to the National Conference.

Constituent members and associate members are required to pay a subscription fee as a condition of their membership. The NUS was formed on 10 February 1922 at a meeting held at the University of London. At this meeting, the Inter-Varsity Association and the International Students Bureau agreed to merge. Founding members included the unions of University of Birmingham, Birkbeck College, London, LSE, Imperial College London, King's College London and the University of Bristol. In the aftermath of the Second World War and with the onset of the Cold War, the National Union of Students had adopted a "no politics" clause in its charter in an attempt to distance itself from its 1930s flirtations with communism. During the 1950s it had thus concerned itself with collective bargaining over student grants, teaching salaries and education; this apolitical consensus was challenged in concert with the international protests of 1968 and as the Cold War intensified. At the 1969 NUS conference president Trevor Fisk came up against Jack Straw over the issue.

Straw supported student protests against US military involvement in the Vietnam War, while Fisk advocated neutrality. A new-era began for the NUS, where protest became institutionalized. Straw was followed up as president by Digby Jacks representing the Radical Student Alliance and a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. According to contemporary British government reports, the RSA was connected to the Trotskyite-led Vietnam Solidarity Campaign and had close links with the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund; the government report stated "If they have an ideological bible it consists of the work of Professor Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man." In line with the Marcusian viewpoint of championing politicised minority groups, throughout the 1970s, the NUS came to support what it called "liberation campaigns", including. At the same time, the NUS adopted a No Platform policy. At the time this was aimed at the Monday Club; the union was involved in affairs in Northern Ireland, where most higher education establishments there were members of both the NUS and the Union of Students in Ireland, though this differed from case to case.

Indeed, two presidents of the NUS earlier on in the 1960s were from Queen's Belfast. Geoff Martin; the 1968-69 unrest in Northern Ireland saw the onset of The Troubles and a sectarian divisiveness come to the fore. After members of the QUBSU organised a protest against politician Bill Craig, some members such as Bernadette Devlin, Eamonn McCann and Michael Farrell decided to found the Trotskyite-group People's Democracy in 1968, which played a role in the Northern Ireland civil rights movement. Following a meeting in Galway in 1972, to combat divisions it was agreed that a group called the NUS-USI would be founded with dual-membership to cover Northern Ireland. One of the NUS' protest campaigns, of particular significance during the 1970s and the 1980s was the boycott campaign against National Party governed South Africa as part of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. In 1970, NUS vice president Tony Klug visited South Africa and met with Steve Biko of the SASO among others. Members attempted to disrupt South African rugby and cricket matches in the United Kingdom during the 1970s

1935 Polish legislative election

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 8 September 1935, with Senate elections held a week on 15 September. They were held under the April Constitution, drawn up earlier in 1935 by the Sanation movement, which structured the election rules in its favor. In protest, the election was boycotted by opposition factions, voter turnout was only 45.9%, the lowest in the history of the Second Republic. The Nonpartisan Bloc for Cooperation with the Government, the political arm of the Sanation movement, won 181 of the 206 seats in the Sejm and all 96 seats in the Senate. Of the 25 seats won by the Bloc of National Minorities, 19 were taken by the Ukrainian Group, three by the Jewish Group and three by German Minority

Canadian Yachting

Canadian Yachting is a bi-monthly magazine, boating news website which documents the Canadian yachting scene - from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to racing, youth sailing and around the world events. Canadian Yachting is published in Midland, Ontario by publisher Greg Nicoll, with Managing Editor Andy Adams, has a paid circulation of 30,000. Canadian Yachting produces related bi-Weekly e-newsletters in National and Atlantic editions, as well as a digital magazine edition. Canadian Yachting maintains a comprehensive web site, under the care of Online Editor John Morris, which first went online in November 2009. Canadian Yachting is Canada’s only national boating lifestyle magazine which features local, regional and international destinations and sailboat reviews, as well as how to articles on safety, electronics, navigation, DIY repairs and upgrades, entertaining; the publication is known for its boat reviews, both of new and current models as well as those on the used boat market. Other key features include an Ask the Experts column.

A subscription is included with a membership to Sail Squadrons. Four issues of Canadian Yachting per year contain the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons publication, The Port Hole. Canadian Yachting was founded in September 1976 by publisher Gerald Gordon Kidd, under the editorship of Ron Joiner, assisted by John Turnbull, working out of the Vancouver, British Columbia offices of Pacific Yachting Magazine, although a Church Street, Toronto address was listed as their formal address, headquarters; the first issue included an extensive preview of "Dockside 76", to be held in September of that year at Ontario Place, under the title "Dockside Boat Show Section."Gerald Kidd sold his entire publishing company to MacLean Hunter in 1978. Canadian Yachting was published by Maclean-Hunter from December 1978 up to'Summer' 1990, since September 1990, has been published six times a year by Kerrwil Publications. Canadian Yachting West, a magazine edition catering more to a west coast audience, launched with the January 2012 edition, still with a national view, but with a west coast perspective.

The Canadian Yachting West edition was published up to at least the April 2016 edition. In its second year of publication a Canadian Yachting article titled Tuning Racing Cats, written by Larry Woods, won a National Magazine Award for the Category: Science & Technology. In 1982 a Canadian Yachting article titled The Cruelest Month, written by Larry Woods, won gold in the National Magazine Awards for the Category: Humour, in that same year another Canadian Yachting Article, Yacht Design Plugs In, won honourable Mention for John Turnbull, in the Category: Science & Technology. Official website