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Sansei

Sansei is a Japanese and North American English term used in parts of the world such as South America and North America to specify the children of children born to ethnic Japanese in a new country of residence. The nisei are considered the second generation; the children of at least one nisei parent are called Sansei. Sansei are the first generation of whom a high percentage are mixed race, since their parents were born and raised in America themselves; the character and uniqueness of the sansei is recognized in its social history. Although the earliest organized group of Japanese emigrants settled in Mexico in 1897, the four largest populations of Japanese and descendants of Japanese immigrants live in Brazil, the United States and Peru. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan, numbering an estimate of more than 1.5 million, more than that of the 1.2 million in the United States. The Sansei Japanese Brazilians are an important part of that ethnic minority in that South American nation.

The majority of American Sansei were born during the Baby Boom after the end of World War II. The Sansei were forceful activists in the redress movement, which resulted in an official apology to the internees. In some senses, the Sansei seem to feel they are caught in a dilemma between their "quiet" Nisei parents and their other identity model of "verbal" Americans. In the United States, a representative Sansei is General Eric Shinseki, the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army and former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, he is the first Asian American in U. S. history to be a four-star general, the first to lead one of the four U. S. military services. Within Japanese-Canadian communities across Canada, three distinct subgroups developed, each with different sociocultural referents, generational identity, wartime experiences. Among the 80,000 Peruvians of Japanese descent, the Sansei Japanese Peruvians comprise the largest number. Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians have special names for each of their generations in North America.

These are formed by combining one of the Japanese numbers corresponding to the generation with the Japanese word for generation. The Japanese-American and Japanese-Canadian communities have themselves distinguished their members with terms like Issei and Sansei which describe the first and third generation of immigrants; the fourth generation is called Yonsei and the fifth is called Gosei. The Issei and Sansei generations reflect distinctly different attitudes to authority, non-Japanese involvement, religious belief and practice and other matters; the age when individuals faced the wartime evacuation and internment is the single, most significant factor which explains these variations in their experiences and behaviour patterns. The term Nikkei was coined by a multinational group of sociologists and encompasses all of the world's Japanese immigrants across generations; the collective memory of the Issei and older Nisei was an image of Meiji Japan from 1870 through 1911, which contrasted with the Japan that newer immigrants had more left.

These differing attitudes, social values and associations with Japan were incompatible with each other. In this context, the significant differences in post-war experiences and opportunities did nothing to mitigate the gaps which separated generational perspectives. In North America since the redress victory in 1988, a significant evolutionary change has occurred; the Sansei, their parents, their grandparents, their children are changing the way they look at themselves and their pattern of accommodation to the non-Japanese majority. There are just over one hundred thousand British Japanese in London; the third generation of immigrants, born in the United States or Canada to parents born in the United States or Canada, is called Sansei. Children born to the Nisei were born after 1945, they speak English as their first language and are acculturized in the contexts of Canadian or American society. They tend to identify with Canadian or American values and expectations. Few speak Japanese and most tend to express their identity as Canadian or American rather than Japanese.

Among the Sansei there is an overwhelming percentage of marriages to persons of non-Japanese ancestry. The kanreki, a traditional, pre-modern Japanese rite of passage to old age at 60, was sometimes celebrated by the Issei and is now being celebrated by increasing numbers of Nisei and a few Sansei. Rituals are enactments of shared meanings and values and this Japanese rite of passage highlights a collective response among the Nisei to the conventional dilemmas of growing older; some responded to internment with political action. We build new lives. Why complain when it rains? This is. -- Lawson Fusao Inada, Japanese American Historical Plaza, Oregon. The sansei became known as the "activist generation" because of their large hand in the redress movement and individua

FAO Country Profiles

The FAO Country Profiles are a multilingual web portal which repackages the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations vast archive of information on its global activities in agriculture and food security in a single area and catalogues it by country and thematic areas. The organization's purpose is to offer decision-makers and project formulators around the world a fast and reliable way to access country-specific information on national food security situations without the الارادة to search individual databases and systems, it gives added-value to FAO's wealth of information by providing an easy-to-use interface containing interactive maps and charts. FAO has always highlighted information and Knowledge sharing as priority areas in fighting hunger and achieving food security. In this context, FAO identified that countries could improve their national programmes on agriculture and food security if they could access FAO's information through a cross-sectoral country-based approach.

However, despite the existence of a large number of country-based information systems in FAO, the information managed by the various systems lacked integration. Information tended to be generated and used in a circumscribed manner and tailored to a specific system, department or sector; the FAO Country Profiles portal called FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System, was launched in 2002 responding to the Organization's need to provide FAO web site's users an easy to use mechanism to find FAO country-specific information without the need to search individual FAO web sites, databases or systems. The system was designed to integrate analytical and multilingual information with thematic databases and digital map repositories and to facilitate access to information on multiple factors contributing to national food insecurity. Since its launch, the system has grown by incorporating more data sources; this was achieved thanks to a corporate effort to reduce information silos and the adoption of international standards for country-based information management throughout the Organization.

The methodology behind the FAO Country Profiles is rather simple. The FAO Country Profiles covers Associated Nations. Once a country is selected, the portal presents to the user documents, news feeds, statistical data, project details and maps from relevant FAO databases and systems for the selected country and categorized according to thematic areas; the thematic areas are grouped in two categories: FAO Core Activities: these correspond to FAO's main areas of expertise, such as, natural resources, agriculture, forestry and technical cooperation. This grouping is based on the work of the corresponding FAO departments. Global issues: these are themes that FAO identified as priority areas for action, include biodiversity, climate change and pests, emergency and aid, food security and safety and prices, water management; these priority areas correspond to FAO's strategic response to a fast-changing world where issues ranging from biotechnology to climate change and trade present new challenges and choices to governments and the general public.

Country pages integrate the following thematic profiles and systems. Aquastat Country Profiles: The AQUASTAT country profiles describe the state of water resources and agricultural water use in the respective country. Special attention is given to water resource and drainage sub-sectors. Biotechnology Country Profiles: The objective of the profiles is to provide a platform on which developing country biotechnology-related policies and activities can be accessed, directing the user to key, updated sources of information. BIODEC Biotechnologies in Developing Countries: FAO-BioDeC is a database meant to gather, store and disseminate, updated baseline information on the state-of-the-art of crop biotechnology products and techniques, which are in use, or in the pipeline in developing countries; the database includes about 2000 entries from 70 developing countries, including countries with economies in transition. Country Pasture/Forage Resource Profiles: The Country Pasture/Forage Resource Profile provides a broad overview of relevant general, topographical and agro-ecological information with focus on livestock production systems and the pasture/forage resources.

FAO Corporate Document Repository: The FAO Corporate Document Repository houses FAO documents and publications, as well as selected non-FAO publications, in electronic format. FAO Projects in the country: From the Field Programme Management Information System. FAO Terminology - Names of Countries: In order to standardize and harmonize the vast quantity of terms used in FAO documents and publications, the Organization developed the terminology database FAOTERM; the Corporate NAMES OF COUNTRIES database aims at facilitating the consultation and harmonization of country names throughout the Organization. Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles: FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department prepares and publishes Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profiles; each profile summarizes the Department's assessment of activities and trends in fisheries and aquaculture for the country concerned. Economic and demographic data are based on World Bank sources. Forestry Country Profiles: The forestry country profiles provide detailed information on forests and the forest sector: forest cover, forest management, policies and trade, more - in all some 30 pages

President of California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills known as CSUDH, Dominguez Hills, or Cal State Dominguez Hills, is a public university located in the city of Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and was founded in 1960. The university is part of the 23-school California State University system, it offers 45 majors for bachelor's degrees, 22 different master's degrees, 17 types of teaching credentials. The university does not confer doctoral degrees. Since its establishment in 1960, the university has had eight permanent presidents. While nine people have served as president, two served interim terms: John A. Brownell from 1987-1989 and Willie J. Hagan from 2012–2013. However, Hagan was appointed the 7th permanent president and served an additional five-year term as permanent president from 2013–2018. Thomas A. Parham is the 8th permanent president of the university. By name and years of service, they are: Leo F. Cain Donald R. Gerth Richard Butwell John A. Brownell Robert C.

Detweiler James E. Lyons, Sr. Mildred García Willie J. Hagan Thomas A. Parham California State University. Past & Present Leadership

Bob Beswick

Bob Beswick is an Ireland international rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker or loose forward for the Newcastle Thunder in the Betfred League 1. He played for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, the Widnes Vikings and the Leigh Centurions in the Championship. Beswick played for the Toronto Wolfpack in League 1 and the Betfred Championship. Beswick was born in Greater Manchester, England. Beswick is a former Wigan St Patricks amateur and Deanery pupil, he played for Wigan's Academy U17s during the 2002 season, he played for the Wigan Academy U21s in 2003. Beswick was called up into the first team squad for 2004 after the departures of Paul Johnson and Shaun Briscoe due to salary cap restrictions. Wigan rugby executive Dean Bell said: "Bob is an exciting prospect, his progression through to the first-team squad continues the policy of bringing young players through the ranks." Beswick made his first team début in Terry O'Connor's Testimonial match against London Broncos. Despite becoming a first team regular during an injury hit 2005 campaign Beswick was released at the end of the season.

He had made 22 competitive appearances for Wigan, scoring 2 tries. In October 2005, Bob signed a two-year contract at newly relegated Widnes Vikings. In his first year with Widnes, Beswick earned a place in the 2006 National League One Dream Team, he continued to play for Widnes in 2007, scoring 5 tries in 23 games. He signed for Halifax, he signed for Halifax in September 2008 for the 2009 season. Beswick featured on the losing side for Halifax in the 2011 Northern Rail Cup Final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool against Leigh Centurions, before joining Leigh the following year for the 2012 season. While at Leigh, Beswick won the Championship title in 2014 and 2015, he did not feature for the club during the season. In 2016 it was announced that he would join Toronto Wolfpack for their inaugural season in 2017 becoming the club's head of strength and conditioning. Beswick is an Ireland international, he was named in the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He was named in the Ireland squad as captain for the 2009 European Nations Cup.

At the end of the 2014 season, Bob captained Ireland in the 2014 European Cup tournament. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, he was the vice-captain of Ireland in the 2015 European Cup tournament. In 2016 he was called up to the Ireland squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Pool B qualifiers. Toronto Wolfpack profile Bob Beswick Wigan Playing Career Page on the Wigan RL Fansite. Ireland profile Widnes Profile

Florida gar

The Florida gar is a species of gar found in the US from the Savannah River and Ochlockonee River watersheds of Georgia and throughout peninsular Florida. Florida gar can reach a length over 3 ft; the young feed on zooplankton and insect larvae, as well as small fish. Adults eat fish and crayfish. Although edible, they are not popular as food; the roe is toxic to many animals, including humans and birds. Gar are mentioned in the John Anderson song "Seminole Wind"; this is a mid-sized species of gar. It measures from 51.7 to 132.2 cm long and weighs 1.36 to 4.36 kg. According to the IGFA, the record weight for this species is 10 kg; this species has irregular round, black spots on the top of its head and over the entire body including the anal fin. The distance of the eyes is less than two-thirds the length of the snout, it has a shorter, broad snout with a single row of irregularly spaced sharp teeth on the upper and lower jaws. No bony scales are on the throat, their color is olive-brown on upper sides, with a white to yellow belly.

The young may have dark stripes on sides. They can be found in the Ochlockonee River and waters east and in peninsular Florida in medium to large lowland streams and lakes with muddy or sandy bottoms near underwater vegetation, they are found in medium to shallow waters. They use an air bladder to breathe air; this occurs in early spring. Groups of both sexes come together in shallow, weedy water where the females discharge their adhesive eggs among the aquatic plants; the hatched young possess an adhesive organ on the end of their snouts and stay attached to vegetation until about 0.8 in long. List of fish species in Florida Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Lepisosteus platyrhincus" in FishBase. 02 2009 version

Courts of Montana

Courts of Montana refers to courts of law in the U. S. state of Montana. They include: State courts of MontanaMontana Supreme CourtMontana District Courts Montana Justice Courts Montana City Courts Montana Municipal Courts Montana Youth Courts, Generally assigned to District Court Judges, cases appealed to the Montana Supreme Court. Montana Worker's Compensation Court Montana Water Court Montana Asbestos Claims CourtFederal courts located in Montana United States District Court for the District of Montana United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana National Center for State Courts – directory of state court websites. "Montana", Caselaw Access Project, Harvard Law School, OCLC 1078785565, Court decisions available to the public online, in a consistent format, digitized from the collection of the Harvard Law Library