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Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. They work in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, build community resilience, to sustainably manage natural resources and to protect vulnerable environments. Established in 1984 as Operation Raleigh, 40,000 young people have been part of a Raleigh expedition. Raleigh International operates in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Tanzania, with permanent offices in these countries. Long-term partnerships have been established with local communities, NGOs and government departments, ensuring projects are needed and sustainable. Past countries have included Chile, Namibia, Malaysia and Fiji. All volunteers are supported to work alongside communities living in poverty, they work in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, build community resilience, to sustainably manage natural resources and to protect vulnerable environments. This is carried out in a number of ways, through raising awareness of health and hygiene, sustainable farming methods, as well as construction of early childhood development centres, community buildings, rocket stoves and other infrastructure.

Raleigh International runs expeditions in Costa Rica,Tanzania and Nepal for individuals aged 17–75, of any nationality or background. Volunteers work on community and environmental projects as well as undertaking a tough adventure challenge, are supported by volunteer managers. Expeditions are 7 or 10 weeks for venturers and 8 or 13 weeks for volunteer managers. Raleigh’s International Citizen Service programme is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development and led by VSO in partnership with other respected development organisations; the programme comprises ICS and ICS Entrepreneur. UK volunteers aged 18–25 spend 10–12 weeks in Nepal, Nicaragua or Tanzania working alongside local volunteers on community development projects. Colonel John Blashford-Snell and Prince Charles launched Operation Drake in 1978, running youth projects from ships circumnavigating the globe, to develop self-confidence and leadership through adventure, scientific exploration and community service.

In two years 414 young people took part in the round the world voyage, working on land-based projects in 16 different countries. Following the success of Operation Drake, the much more ambitious Operation Raleigh was established in 1984, ran for four years until 1988. Two renovated ships - Sir Walter Raleigh and Zebu - carried 4,000 volunteers and 1,600 staff to take part in expeditions around the world; the success of Operation Raleigh saw it continue on a permanent basis in 1988, with an emphasis on land-based expeditions. It became Raleigh International in 1992. Today over 40,000 people have been part of a Raleigh programme, Raleigh continues to work with young people alongside communities living in poverty across the world. Notable Raleigh alumni include: The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton - Chile, 2001; the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William - Chile, 2000 Tim Peake, astronaut with European Space Agency - Alaska, 1991. Kate Silverton, BBC News presenter - Operation Raleigh, 1990. Ray Mears, TV Bushcraft Instructor - Operation Raleigh.

Simon Chinn, double Academy award-winning film producer - Panama, 1988. Claire Bertschinger and activist - Operation Drake, 1978. Official website

Guyana at the 2015 Pan American Games

Guyana competed in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada from July 10 to 26, 2015. Swimmer Onika George was the flagbearer for the team during the opening ceremony; the following table lists Guyana's delegation per gender. Guyana's track and field team consisted of three athletes. KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are for the entire round Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target DNF = Did not finish N/A = Round not applicable for the event Track events Guyana received two quota spots to enter one male and one female. Guyana qualified a men's rugby sevens team, after winning the 2014 NACRA Sevens held in December 2014; the team consisted of twelve athletes. Men's tournament Guyana announced their squad on July 1, 2015. Group B Fifth through Eighth places Seventh place match Guyana qualified a men's squash team of three athletes. Singles and DoublesTeam Guyana received two universality spots.

Guyana at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mackenzie baronets

There have been ten baronetcies created for persons with the surname Mackenzie, seven in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and three in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Four of the creations are extant as of 2010; the Mackenzie Baronetcy, of Tarbat in the County of Ross, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 21 May 1628 for John Mackenzie. His son, the second Baronet, was created Earl of Cromarty in 1703, he resigned the baronetcy in favour of his younger son Kenneth, created a baronet in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 29 April 1704, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever and with the precedence of 1628. The third Baronet was one of the Scottish representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain and represented Cromartyshire; the fourth Baronet was Member of Parliament for Cromartyshire. In 1744 he succeeded to the Mackenzie Baronetcy of Roystoun on the death of his uncle Sir James Mackenzie, 1st Baronet, of Roystoun. On the death of the fifth/third Baronet in 1763 the next heir was under attainder and the baronetcies were forfeited.

Sir John Mackenzie, 1st Baronet George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromartie, 2nd Baronet Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet Sir George Mackenzie, 4th Baronet Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 5th Baronet The Mackenzie Baronetcy, of Coul in the County of Ross, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 16 October 1673 for Kenneth Mackenzie. His father Alexander Mackenzie of Coul was the illegitimate son of Colin Cam Mackenzie, 11th of Kintail, half-brother of Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, ancestor of the Earls of Seaforth, of Sir Roderick Mackenzie, ancestor of the Earls of Cromarty; the third Baronet was involved in the Jacobite rising of 1715. He was attainted with the baronetcy forfeited. However, the baronetcy has since been assumed by descendants of the brother of the third Baronet, it is claimed. The tenth Baronet was Premier of Queensland; the Right Reverend Henry Mackenzie, Suffragan Bishop of Nottingham, was the youngest son of John Mackenzie, third in descent from Simon Mackenzie, second son of the first Baronet.

The presumed thirteenth and present Baronet has not proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Baronet Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet Sir John Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet Sir Colin Mackenzie, 4th Baronet Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 5th Baronet Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 6th Baronet Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, 7th Baronet Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 8th Baronet Sir William Mackenzie, 9th Baronet Sir Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, 10th Baronet Sir Arthur George Ramsay Mackenzie, 11th Baronet Sir Robert Evelyn Mackenzie, 12th Baronet Peter Douglas Mackenzie, presumed 13th Baronet The Mackenzie Baronetcy, of Darien in the County of Ross, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 22 February 1703 for Alexander Mackenzie; the title became dormant on the early death of the fifth Baronet in 1839. Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 1st Baronet Sir George Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet Sir George Udny Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet Sir Arthur Mackenzie, 4th Baronet Sir George Mackenzie, 5th Baronet The Mackenzie Inglis Baronetcy, of Gairloch in the County of Ross, was created in Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 22 February 1703.

For more information on this creation, see Inglis baronets. The Mackenzie Baronetcy, of Scatwell in the County of Ross, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 22 February 1703 for Kenneth Mackenzie, who represented Ross-shire in the Scottish Parliament, he was a descendant of brother of the first Baronet of the 1628 creation. The fifth Baronet represented Ross-shire in the British Parliament and was Lord Lieutenant of Ross-shire; the presumed tenth and eleventh Baronets never proved their succession and neither has the presumed twelfth and present Baronet, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1972. The Mackenzie baronets of Tarbat is a collateral branch of the Mackenzie Earls of Cromarty and the present Baronet claims he is the representative as heir male collateral of Sir John Mackenzie, 1st Baronet, of Tarbat. Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Baronet Sir Roderick Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet Sir Lewis Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet Sir Roderick Mackenzie, 4th Baronet Sir James Wemyss Mackenzie, 5th Baronet Sir James John Randoll Mackenzie, 6th Baronet Sir James Dixon Mackenzie, 7th Baronet Sir James Kenneth Douglas Mackenzie, 8th Baronet Sir Lewis Roderick Kenneth Mackenzie, 9th Baronet Roderick Campbell Mackenzie, presumed 10th Baronet Roderick Edward Francois McQuhae Mackenzie, presumed 11th Baronet Roderick McQuhae Mackenzie, presumed 12th Baronet The Mackenzie Baronetcy, of Royston in the County of Edinburgh, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 8 February 1704 for James Mackenzie.

He was a younger son of George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromartie, the brother of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 3rd Baronet, of Tarbat. On his death in 1744 the title was passed on to his nephew Sir George Mackenzie, 4th Baronet, of Tarbat, who became the second Baronet. On the death of the fifth/third Baronet in 1763 the next heir was under attainder and the baronetcies were forfeited. Sir James Mackenzie, 1st Baronet George Mackenzie (17

Khlong Yai District

Khlong Yai is a district of Trat Province, eastern Thailand. A border crossing into Cambodia is at Hat Lek, known as the Cham Yeam crossing in Koh Kong Province of Cambodia; the nearest Cambodian city is Koh Kong. Thailand Route 3 ends at the Cambodian border in this district. Khlong Yai was once part of Siam's Patchan Khiri Khet Province; the name was constructed to rhyme with Prachuap Khiri Khan Province on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand at the same latitude. In 1904, most of Patchan Khiri Khet, including Trat, was ceded to France in exchange for the French returning Chantaburi to Siam. Shortly thereafter, France returned Trat and Klong Yai to Siam in exchange for Siem Reap and Battambang, under Thai rule since 1795. A portion of what was Patchan Khiri Khet Province is now in Koh Kong Province of Cambodia. Klong Yai was made a minor district in 1912 and upgraded to a full district in 1959. From 1979 to July 1986, the district was the site of a Thai Red Cross refugee camp, now called "Ratchakarun Centre", for Cambodians fleeing the fighting between the Khmer Rouge and the invading Vietnamese in the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.

At its peak, it harboured more than 90,000 persons. The district is a narrow band of land along the coast to the Gulf of Thailand, separated from Cambodia by the Cardamom Mountains. Neighboring districts are Mueang Trat of Trat Province, Koh Kong Province of Cambodia, the Gulf of Thailand. An international border crossing with Cambodia is at Hat Lek village at the south end of the district, called the Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint; the checkpoint on the Cambodian side is called Cham Yeam International Checkpoint in Cham Yeam village, Koh Kong Province. The district is divided into three sub-districts. There are cover parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further two tambon administrative organizations. Komarakul Na Nakorn, Takoon. "ตราด - คลองใหญ่ ชีวิตและความหมายปลายถนนสุขุมวิท (Trat - Khlong Yai, a glimpse of life till the end of the journey". Osotho Magazine. Tourism Authority of Thailand. 59: 12–25. ISSN 0125-7226

Stolypin International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration

Stolypin International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration is a scientific and educational International non-governmental organization with the head office in Moscow and representative offices in Geneva and Vienna, Austria. Stolypin International Institute, as an organisation that has special competence and known within the fields, was granted the Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in the 2019 and was recognized and put on consular records at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Stolypin International Institute has close ties with Russian state academies of sciences and is the innovation platform of the State Russian Academy of Educational Sciences, Stolypin International Institute holds a state federal licence to conduct higher education in Russian Federation, accredited by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. Though organization is small, it conducts scientific researches on the important fields which are financed from private sector and governmental funds, including the grant of the President of the Russian Federation.

Institute have representatives in most authoritative expert commissions before governmental bodies including: Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Federal Chamber of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow State Duma. Early Institute conducts 6 scientific conferences; each year 1000 articles are published. Though organization conduct researches and prepares specialists on the corruption counteraction, human rights protection and other fields there are a number of known cases when on local and municipal government level rights of the Institute have been violated and abused. Official Site of the Stolypin International Institute

Frederick Arthur Godfrey Muir

Frederick Arthur Godfrey Muir was an English entomologist who worked in Africa and Hawaii. He wrote establishing the family Kinnaridae, he was a pioneer of biological control. Muir was born in London to Joseph Alexander and Annie Marie Muir, he studied in private schools and worked for ten years in Africa with the Eastern Telegraph Company from 1886 to 1905. He took an interest in insects and was encouraged by David Sharp and joined the experimental station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association at Honolulu in 1905 and worked extensively on insects those that suck sap in the superfamily Fulgoroidea, he worked under Robert Cyril Layton Perkins where he continued the work of Albert Koebele on the destructive Perkinsiella saccharicida. Work included travel to Southeast Asia to seek parasites to control the pests of cane in Hawaii. In 1913 he visited Japan to seek parasites for the root grub Anomala orientalis, causing great damage to sugar cane, he published extensively, with over 100 scientific papers and was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of London.

He was an authority on the leaf-hopper family Delphacidae. Muir conducted pioneering experiments on biological control, mass rearing along with J. C. Kershaw, introducing the tachinid fly Ceromasia sphenophori into Hawaii, he married Margaret Annie Sharp in April 1918 and they had a son. Portrait