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Anna Kontula

Anna Kontula is a Finnish sociologist and has been an MP since 2011. She was a member of the city council of Tampere until 2017. Anna Kontula was born on 30 March 1977 in Pori, Satakunta and completed her master's thesis in 2002 on the 1970s student movement, she has completed multiple research projects on prostitution in Finland, such as a 2008 report published by the University of Tampere, her work evaluating criminalization of prostitution and violence toward women. She researches many areas which evaluate work restrictions, cultural norms, perceptions, including public breast-feeding, aging in construction workers, racism's impact not only on where people can work, but where they can live, many other topics, she has served as a vice Chairman of the Sex Industry Association, was involved in many organizations dealing with social activism during her education. In 2004, Kontula was elected in the municipal elections for Tampere City Council. In 2008, she was elected again, for both 2008 and 2012, Kontula had the second largest number of votes in the Left Alliance.

Kontula was elected to the Finnish parliament in 2011 for the Pirkanmaa constituency of the Left Alliance. She is a member of the Committee for the Future and the Employment and Equality Committee, having served on the Constitutional Law Committee and the Employment and Equality Committee. On Monday 13 January 2019, She was arrested along with other members of an international group of human rights activists near the Gaza Strip in Israel, she said the Five-Person Group's aim was to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza by crossing the barrier between Israel and Gaza. Taneli Hämäläinen, Kontula's Parliamentary Assistant, said on the next day that Kontula had been released after more than ten hours in custody and that the Israeli authorities had tried to press her to sign a statement that acknowledged charges against her, such as obstructing the investigation and jeopardizing public safety. However, she refused to sign. Prostituutio Suomessa Helsinki: Sexpo-säätiö "The Sex Worker and Her Pleasure" Current Sociology, Vol. 56, no. 4: pp 605–620 Punainen eksodus: tutkimus seksityöstä Suomessa Helsinki: Like Tästä äiti varoitti Helsinki: Like Countering Trafficking in Moldova Chisinau: International Organization for Migration Näkymätön kylä: Siirtotyöläisten asemasta Suomessa Helsinki: Like: Into Mistä ei voi puhua Helsinki: Like Kirjeitä oikealle Helsinki: Into Official website

Claude-René Pâris

Claude-René Pâris was a French aristocrat and naval officer. He was lord of the last count of Soulanges, he was descended from the family of the lords of Soulanges, a fiefdom near Ancenis in the diocese of Nantes in Britanny. The Pâris family originated either in England or the Flanders plain and gave its name to a château in Basse-Bretagne. Claude-René was the eldest son of Claude-Louis Pâris and lord of Soulanges, his wife, Françoise de Gatinaire, daughter of Claude de Gatinaire, lord of Gatinaire and Marguerite Merisson, his parents had married on 28 May 1728 at the château de la Preuille. Claude-René's brother-in-law was count Charles Jean d'Hector, the pre-revolutionary commander of the French naval force at Brest, he joined a Gardes de la Marine company at Rochefort in 1751. He was promoted to enseigne de vaisseau in 1755 lieutenant de vaisseau in 1761, he was made a knight of the ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis in 1762. On 13 August 1755, at the château de Lieuzel, he married Hyacinthe-Gabrielle de Cornouailles de Saint-George.

He was made a captain and a lieutenant of the company of gardes de la Marine and of the pavillon in the département of Rochefort in 1772. He was given his commission as a capitaine de vaisseau on 4 April 1777, a year before France entered the American War of Independence, he joined the fleet gathering at Brest in 1778 under the comte d'Orvilliers, commanding the 64-gun Sphinx at the battle of Ushant on 27 July. He was given permission to marry again after his first wife's death and did so on 3 May 1778 to Émilie-Françoise de Kerouartz, which whom he had one child, who married Jacques-Nicolas Le Forestier de Kerosven, comte de Boiséon Dominique-François Fourrier de Nacquard. In spring 1780 he fought in the Antilles campaign under the comte de Guichen. On 17 April at the battle of Martinique, still in command of the Sphinx, he formed part of the French rearguard which faced George Brydges Rodney's British fleet. By brevet of 9 May 1781 he was granted an 800 livre pension from the order of Saint-Louis.

He was put in command of the naval squadron at Toulon on 14 January 1785 and director of the ports and arsenals there around the same time. He was made a contre-amiral on 28 January 1792 but on 16 December the same year he emigrated to Britain after the French Revolution, he was made a lieutenant colonel in the régiment d'Hector during the Quiberon Expedition. He was wounded in action on 16 July 1795 and shot by firing squad with 55 of his men at Auray near Vannes on 31 July that year. Baptiste Levoir, Marie-Anne Pirez, Isabelle Roy, Les Paris, page 48 Pierre-Bruno-Jean de La Monneraye, Philippe Bonnichon, Souvenirs de 1760 à 1791, Librairie Droz, 1998, p. 132 - 505 pages

Moses Brace–Uriah Cadwell House

The Moses Brace–Uriah Cadwell House is a historic house at 11 Flagg Road in West Hartford, Connecticut. Built in 1766, it is one of West Hartford's few surviving 18th-century buildings, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The Moses Brace–Uriah Cadwell House is located in northern West Hartford, on the south side of Flagg Road just west of its junction with Albany Avenue, it is a 2-1/2 story wood-frame structure, four bays wide, with a large central chimney and gabled roof. The main entrance is located in the second bay from the right, is flanked by pilasters and topped by a simple entablature, it is unusually deep for a house of its period, with shallower eaves. The corners are finished with slender pilasters. A 20th-century single-car garage is connected to the right side by a breezeway; the first house to stand in this area was built in 1733 by Ebenezer Steele. It was sold by Thomas Merrell to Moses Brace in 1790, was purchased by Uriah Cadwell in 1811; this house was built on the western portion of Steele's property in 1766, purchased by Uriah Cadwell in 1799.

Cadwell replaced the original Steele house in 1811. Cadwell lived in the other house while this one underwent alterations, sometime between 1811 and 1832. National Register of Historic Places listings in West Hartford, Connecticut

41 Shiroor

41 Shiroor is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Udupi taluk of Udupi district in Karnataka. 41 Shiroor is home to 2155 people according to the 2011 Indian population census. It recorded a total of 423 families residing within the village. Udupi and 41 Shiroor have shown a high degree of literacy and rank, together with nearby coastal districts, to be among the most literate areas of Karnataka; the transportation available to and from 41 Shiroor is limited as the village lacks connection to a public bus route. The closest rail line to 41 Shiroor is upwards of 10 km away, it is, connected through a road system that allows travel by car and private bus services. The total geographical area of 41 Shiroor is 1427.17 hectares. The village itself is sprawled out over a large area and does not possess a central nucleus of population or town center. Most households are adjacent to large amounts of farmland and vegetation and together constitute the area pertaining to the village.

Udupi is nearest town to 41 Shiroor, 22km away. See Udupi Districts of Karnataka shiroor Districts of India http://Udupi.nic.in/

Alex Chow Yong-kang

Alex Chow Yong-kang is a social activist in Hong Kong, a former student of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong and former secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He was the Vice-President of the Hong Kong University Students' Union. Chow was one of the main organizers of the Occupy Central campaign. On 1 July 2014, following an annual pro-democracy rally, he organised a sit-in on Chater Road in central Hong Kong, forcibly dispersed by police. 511 people were arrested. He was quoted as saying at the time that "It’s not enough to repeat the march and the assembly every year. We have to upgrade it to a civil disobedience movement." He wrote that "In the past 30 years, the democracy movement has been too slow and too painstaking. The power of civil disobedience lies … in the blood and tears of everyone, behind the struggle." In the early stages of the Umbrella Movement, he was speaker. He was reported. On 5 October, when the Federation of Students agreed to enter into dialogue with the government, Chow announced that the talks would be called off if attempts were made to forcefully remove protesters.

In a speech at the main protest camp, he explained, "A dialogue is not a compromise. We will start arranging talks with the government, because we understand that there are people in both the government and here who want to solve society’s problems. We will not back down."Having attempted and failed to organise meetings with officials through local channels and two other students were prevented from travelling to China to petition mainland government officials when they attempted to leave on 15 November. The group, consisting of Chow, Nathan Law and Eason Chung, learned from airline officials that mainland authorities had revoked their Home Return Permits banning them from boarding the flight for Beijing. Chow and two other prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy student leaders, Nathan Law and Joshua Wong, were convicted on 21 July 2016 of unlawful assembly at the Civic Square, Central Government Complex at Tamar, during a protest that triggered the 79-day Occupy sit-ins of 2014. After being sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment on 15 August 2016, his term was increased to seven months a year on appeal to the High Court by the government.

The appeal by the government was condemned by overseas politicians and rights campaigners, who called the three “political prisoners”. Chris Patten, former governor of Hong Kong, said their names would be remembered “long after nobody can remember who I was, nobody can remember who President Xi Jinping was”. At the time of Chow's imprisonment, the London School of Economics, at which Chow had been studying, reached out to both the UK and the Hong Kong government to seek reassurances over Chow's well-being after a petition with close to 5,000 signatures. Chow was about to go to the University of California, Berkeley, to start a doctoral program when he was unexpectedly imprisoned in August; the conviction, if not overturned on appeal, would result in disqualification from standing for election to the Legislative Council until July 2021. In February 2018, Chow and Wong won an appeal at the Court of Final Appeal to overturn their jail sentences, a five-judge panel said those sentences applied a new standard “retroactively”.

The trio were given lighter sentences, with Wong and Law completing community service and Chow receiving a suspended prison term. A human right researcher said the Hong Kong government has redoubled efforts to weaken pro-democracy voices and it used this case to see how far it could go in pursuing political prosecutions although “no one should be prosecuted for a peaceful protest”. Chow began a master's degree at the London School of Economics in 2016. In February 2018, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and the entire Umbrella Movement were nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, for "their peaceful efforts to bring political reform and protect the autonomy and freedoms guaranteed Hong Kong in the Sino-British Joint Declaration". 2014 Hong Kong protests 2017 imprisonment of Hong Kong democracy activists Occupy Central with Love and Peace Umbrella revolution