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James M. Cannon

James M. Cannon was a historian and former Assistant to the President of the United States for Foreign Affairs during the Gerald Ford administration. Prior to his work with Ford, he served as an aide to both Governor of New York and Vice President, Nelson D. Rockefeller after a career as a journalist. After leaving the White House at the end of the Ford Administration, Cannon became Ford's official biographer, publishing Time and Chance: Gerald Ford's Appointment with History. Cannon served in the United States Army 1939–1940 and 1941–1946. After his discharge from the army, he worked as a reporter for the Potsdam Herald-Recorder in Potsdam, New York, from 1947 to 1948 the Gloversville Leader-Republican in Gloversville, New York, from 1948 to 1949. After that, he worked as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1949 to 1954, he was a contributing editor for Time magazine from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1969, he held a number of positions at Newsweek magazine including National Affairs Editor, Washington correspondent, Chief of Correspondents, Vice President and Assistant to the Publisher.

From 1969 to February 1975, Cannon worked in various positions as an aide to Nelson A. Rockefeller, through his tenure as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States. In February 1975, he became Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs and Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Council, a position he kept until January 1977, the end of the Ford Administration. After leaving the White House, he held several positions supporting United States Senator Howard Baker until 1981. Appearances on C-SPAN

Christian Arroyo

Christian Israel Arroyo is an American professional baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He played for the San Francisco Giants and the Tampa Bay Rays. Christian Israel Arroyo was born on May 30, 1995 in Tampa, Florida to Israel Arroyo Jr. a 20-year United States Marine Corps combat veteran of Puerto Rican descent, Kimberly Drummond. He grew up a Rays fan. Arroyo attended Hernando High School in Florida, he played for the United States national baseball team at the 2013 18U Baseball World Cup, where he was the MVP of the tournament and helped the US win gold. Arroyo was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft; the selection was considered a surprise by experts. He was signed with the Giants. Arroyo made his professional debut with the Arizona League Giants, hitting.326/.388/.511 with two home runs and 39 RBIs over 184 at-bats in 45 games. For his play he was named the Arizona League MVP. Arroyo spent 2014 with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Augusta GreenJackets, where he batted.291 with six home runs and 62 RBIs in 89 games, 2015 with the San Jose Giants where he slashed.304/.344/.459 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs in 90 games.

After the 2015 season he played in the Arizona Fall League. He spent the 2016 season with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, compiling a.274 batting average with three home runs, 49 RBIs, 36 doubles in 119 games. Arroyo began the 2017 season with the Sacramento River Cats, where he hit.446 with seven doubles, three home runs, 12 RBIs in 16 games. On April 24, 2017, the Giants promoted Arroyo to the major leagues, he made his debut that night, starting at third base against the Los Angeles Dodgers. On April 25, he recorded a single, off of Clayton Kershaw; the following day, Arroyo hit a two-run shot off of Sergio Romo. He was sent down to Triple-A on June 4 to make room for Hunter Pence, returning from the disabled list. On December 20, 2017, the Giants traded Arroyo, Denard Span, Matt Krook, Stephen Woods to the Tampa Bay Rays for Evan Longoria and cash considerations, he began 2018 with the Durham Bulls. Arroyo was recalled to Tampa Bay on May 16, making his Rays debut on May 17 against the Los Angeles Angels.

He recorded two singles in five at-bats while playing third base. He was optioned to Triple A Durham. Arroyo finished the season with a. 264 batting one home run. The Rays traded Arroyo, along with Hunter Wood, to the Cleveland Indians on July 28, 2019 in exchange for minor league outfielder Ruben Cardenas and international signing period slot money. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Christian Arroyo on Twitter Christian Arroyo on Instagram

Wrangel Mansion

Wrangel Mansion is a building in Rostov-on-Don, built in 1885 by architect Nikolay Doroshenko. In this house Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, one of the main leaders of the White Movement, spent his childhood and youth years. Wrangel Mansion has the status of an object of cultural heritage of regional significance. At present, the building needs to be repaired; the mansion in Kazansky lane was built in 1885 by architect Nikolai Aleksandrovich Doroshenko. The house first belonged to different owners, but soon it was bought by Baron Nikolai Egorovich Wrangel who moved in here with his family. Nikolai Egorovich was a writer and collector of antiques, his wife Maria Dmitrievna is known as women who initiated establishment of the first women's Sunday school in Rostov-on-Don. Their eldest son, Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, became one of the leaders of the White movement during the Civil War in Russia. After the end of the Civil War the building was used to house a kindergarten. In the 1990s, the kindergarten was closed and since the building was in desolation.

By the decree of the Head of Administration of Rostov Oblast issued on October 9, 1998, Wrangel House was placed under state protection as an object of cultural heritage of regional significance. In 2006, the building was handed over to Rostov Diocese under the condition of carrying out works to restore it; the Diocese planned to establish an educational center and museum in it. In 2011, it was planned to establish a museum of Alexander Solzhenitsyn with an exposition that would be devoted to an epoch, contemporal to both Solzhenitsyn and Wrangel. However, the Diocese was unable to find funds for the restoration of Wrangel House. Only in 2012, the roof was replaced and temporary double-glazed windows were installed. In general, for the past six years, the building has come to an deplorable state. In September 2011, a public action was held near the building to draw attention to the state of the architectural monument. In March 2013 Rostov Diocese sold the house of Wrangel for 9 million rubles and spent them to repair Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.

The new owner of the building became Ltd.. In 2015, the issue of demolishing a house and erecting a copy of it at the same place was raised at a meeting of the city administration; the restoration of the architectural monument was estimated at 130 million rubles, the construction of a copy — only 20. The idea of demolishing the building was criticized by the public; the main facade of the building has a rich decor. The main entrance is accented by a two-columned Doric portico, topped with a rectangular attic. In the interior, the old stucco molding has been preserved

Inter-American Democratic Charter

The Inter-American Democratic Charter was adopted on 11 September 2001 by a special session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, held in Lima, Peru. It is an inter-American instrument with the central aim of strengthening and upholding democratic institutions in the nations of the Americas; the Charter, binding on all 34 of the active OAS member states, spells out what democracy entails and specifies how it should be defended when it is under threat. Beginning in the 1980s, after the Cold War, as international interest in multilateral action in support of human rights and democracy resulted in several conventions and treaties at the United Nations and other regional organizations of states, the Organization of American States held a series of diplomatic conferences on the issue of democracy. Democracy is one of the foundational principles of the OAS, it was enshrined in its charter from the beginning. In 1985, the Protocol of Cartagena de Indias strengthened the charter's original language on democracy by asserting that "representative democracy is an indispensable condition for the stability and development of the region" and "he solidarity of the American States and the high aims which are sought through it require the political organization of those States on the basis of the effective exercise of representative democracy".

However, the charter exhorts the organization to promote democracy "with due respect for the principle of nonintervention," and lacks any mechanism for collective action among the states in defense of democracy. The Carter Center’s Americas Program advised the Organization of American States on the development of the document; the General Assembly special session in Lima at which the Democratic Charter was adopted was the reason why United States Secretary of State Colin Powell was absent from his country during the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. C. shortly after midday. Article 1 frames the purpose and goal of the Charter: "The peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and their governments have an obligation to promote and defend it."Title IV establishes how the Organization is to react following "an unconstitutional interruption of the democratic order or an unconstitutional alteration of the constitutional regime that impairs the democratic order in a member state."

Article 19 states that such an interruption or alteration constitutes "an insurmountable obstacle to its government's participation in sessions of the General Assembly, the Meeting of Consultation, the Councils of the Organization, the specialized conferences, the commissions, working groups, other bodies of the Organization." Article 20 provides that following such a breakdown in a member state's constitutional regime, any other member state or the Secretary General may request the immediate convocation of the Organization's Permanent Council to undertake a collective assessment of the situation and to take such decisions as it deems appropriate. Should the Permanent Council's diplomatic efforts prove fruitless in re-establishing the constitutional order, or if the situation is deemed urgent, a special session of the General Assembly may be convened to address the matter; that special session may resolve, by a two-thirds vote of the member states, to suspend the membership of the state in question.

Once the situation that led to suspension has been resolved, the suspended member may be re-instated by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly. The Charter contains additional provisions dealing with actions to be adopted by member states to promote a culture of democracy within their countries, it sets a framework for the conduction of the OAS's electoral observation missions in the member states; the Inter-American Democratic Charter was formally invoked for the first time in April 2002 on the occasion of the attempted coup d'état in Venezuela that temporarily removed President Hugo Chávez from office on 11 April. The Heads of State of 19 Rio Group nations were holding a summit in San José, Costa Rica, when news of the coup broke and were able to issue a joint statement on 12 April condemning the attempted takeover and calling for a special session of the General Assembly to be held. One of the leaders who issued an immediate call for a special session was Mexican President Vicente Fox – himself no supporter of Chávez's policies and who would three years recall his country's ambassador from Caracas after Chávez called his Mexican counterpart a "puppy dog of the Empire".

As it transpired, Chávez was returned to power before any further steps could be taken to convene the General Assembly. The Inter-American Democratic Charter was not invoked again until the coup d'état in Honduras in June 2009. U. S. President Barack Obama referred to the Charter in his statement regarding the coup. Obama stated. On the one-month anniversary of continued protests and political unrest in Venezuela, the U. S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, said in a hearing before the House of Representatives that the United States was prepared to invoke the Democratic Charter on Venezuela if necessary. On 19 May, the National Assembly of Venezuela formally asked Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro to apply the Inter-American Democratic Charter in view of the country's economic and political situation, including the economic crisis, the de facto control by President Maduro of the judicial and electoral branches of government, a decree of "state of exception and economic emergency" passed without parliamentary approval, threats made by President Maduro to close down the National Assembly and prevent a re

Bobby Walden

Robert Earl Walden was an American professional football player who played as a punter. Walden played for 17 seasons, 14 of which were played in the National Football League from 1964 to 1977. Walden had played 3 years in the Canadian Football League from 1961-1963. Walden was a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl Super Bowl X winning teams, he led the NFL in punting in 1964 with a 46.4 yard average and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 season. Before his NFL career, Walden led the Canadian Football League in punting and receiving as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1961 and 1962. Walden played for the University of Georgia Bulldogs for three years from 1958-1960. In 1958, as a sophomore, he led the nation in average yards per punt. In 1960, he set an Orange Bowl record for yards per punt.