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Sibley County, Minnesota

Sibley County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 15,226, its county seat is Gaylord. Sibley County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area; the county was created on 5 March 1853. It was named for Henry Hastings Sibley,The county seat was first established at Henderson. A courthouse was built there and placed into service in 1879, it was used in that capacity until 1915. Now designated'Henderson Community Building', the original courthouse presently houses Henderson City offices; the Minnesota River flows northeastward along the east border of Sibley County. It is fed by the Rush River, whose three branches drain the lower part of the county before merging and meeting the Minnesota below Henderson; the Bevens Creek drains the upper part of the county. The county terrain consists of rolling hills etched with drainages and dotted with lakes and ponds, with the area devoted to agriculture; the terrain slopes to the east and north, with its highest point near its NW corner at 1,083' ASL.

The county has an area of 601 square miles, of which 589 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water. Most of the Rush River's watershed is in Sibley County; as of the 2000 United States Census, there were 15,356 people, 5,772 households, 4,086 families in the county. The population density was 26.1/sqmi. There were 6,024 housing units at an average density of 10.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 95.57% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 3.09% from other races, 0.62% from two or more races. 5.43 % of the population were Latino of any race. 65.7 % were of 6.3 % Norwegian ancestry. There were 5,772 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

The county population contained 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $41,458, the median income for a family was $48,923. Males had a median income of $31,002 versus $22,527 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,004. About 5.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over. Assumption New Rome Rush River During the Third Party System, Sibley was a Democratic county due to the opposition of its German Catholic populace to the pietism of the Republican Party, it voted Democratic at every presidential election until William Jennings Bryan’s Populist-backed free silver campaign drove its voters to William McKinley.

Except when voting for Robert La Follette in 1924 and Franklin D. Roosevelt during his two 1930s landslides, Sibley County has been Republican since 1896, it was one of only four Minnesota counties to vote for Barry Goldwater over Lyndon Johnson in 1964, in no presidential election since 1936 has the Democratic candidate won a majority. In 1992, Sibley was Ross Perot’s strongest county in Minnesota, he lost by only fourteen votes to Bill Clinton, whose pluralities in this and the 1996 election are the only Democratic victories in Sibley County since 1940. National Register of Historic Places listings in Sibley County, Minnesota Sibley County government website

List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Spain

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Spain is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Kingdom of Spain, in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in Spain. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain; the British ambassador to Spain is non-resident ambassador to the Principality of Andorra. In 1822, Foreign Secretary George Canning downgraded the Embassy to a Mission, the Head of Mission from an Ambassador to an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, to reflect Spain's decreased importance on the world stage; the Mission in Madrid was upgraded to a full Embassy once more on 9 December 1887. The following is a partial list of British ambassadors to Spain. Titles of the heads of mission: From 1509 to 1683: Ambassador From 1683 to 1710: Envoy Extraordinary From 1711 to 1821: Ambassador From 1822 to 1887: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Since 1887: Ambassador UK and Spain,

Cyril Svoboda

Cyril Svoboda is a Czech politician, leader of the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party from 2001–2003 and 2009–2010, a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1998–2010. During his political career he held several ministerial positions, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, he founded the Diplomatic Academy in Prague in 2011 and is lecturing at several universities in Prague. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague in 1980, Svoboda worked as an in-house lawyer for the state gas supplier Transgas, as a notary public in Prague, he started his political career in 1990, shortly after the Velvet Revolution, as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech and Slovak Federal Government on human rights and on relations between the Czech government and the churches. Svoboda worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Law of Charles University while studying at the Pan American Institute for International Studies in 1991.

He became an adviser to the Prime Minister of the Czech and Slovak Federal Government in the same year, became Deputy Chairman of the Government Legislative Council in 1992. He joined KDU-ČSL in 1995. In 1996 he started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Deputy Minister responsible for Czech accession to the EU, a process that he concluded as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2004. Entering top level politics as the Czech Minister of the Interior in the Government led by Josef Tošovský, Svodoba was elected to the Chamber of Deputies on 20 June 1998, he spent the next four years as chairman of the Petitions Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. Svoboda became leader of KDU-ČSL in 2001. After the parliamentary election in June 2002 his party formed a coalition with the Social Democrats and he became the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, he lost the leadership of his party to Miroslav Kalousek in 2003, the position of the Deputy Prime Minister a year when Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla resigned.

However, Svoboda remained as Minister of Foreign Affairs through all three governments in this four-year term, during which time he finished the accession process of the Czech Republic to the European Union in April 2004. When KDU-ČSL formed a coalition with the Civic Democratic Party and the Green Party in 2007 Svodoba became a minister without portfolio and Chairman of the Government Legislative Council. During the Government "rejuvenation" in January 2009 he became Minister for Regional Development, but a few months the Chamber of Deputies passed a motion of no confidence. With KDU-ČSL splitting in 2009 and the breakaway faction forming TOP 09, Svoboda became leader of KDU-ČSL again, led the party into the parliamentary elections in 2010; the weakened party did not gain any seats and he resigned. A year Svoboda founded the Diplomatic Academy in Prague, focused on improving both public and private administration, he returned to teaching and is teaching at the Anglo-American University in Prague and at the CEVRO Institute.

Svoboda is a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Panel Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world. Cyril Svoboda is married to a neurologist, they have four sons: Václav and twins Radim and Vojtěch. Among his five other siblings, he has a twin brother Josef politically active within KDU-ČSL. January 1998 – July 1998: Minister of Interior May 2001 – November 2003: Chairman of KDU-ČSL 1998 – 2002: Chairman of the Petitions Committee of the Chamber of Deputies July 2002 – September 2006: Minister of Foreign Affairs July 2002 – August 2004: Deputy Prime Minister January 2007 – January 2009: Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Government's Legislative Council January 2009 – May 2009: Minister for Regional Development May 2009 – May 2010: Chairman of KDU-ČSL 2006: Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria 2008: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2012: Officer of the French Legion of Honour Media related to Cyril Svoboda at Wikimedia Commons Official website Diplomatic Academy in Prague Cyril Svoboda - Politico

Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher was a French businessman and founder of the cosmetics company that bears his name. He was a pioneer of the modern use of natural ingredients in cosmetics. Yves Rocher was born in the village of La Gacilly, where he grew up. After the death of his father when he was 14, he helped his mother in running the small family textiles business. A local healer taught him the recipe for a hemostatic ointment based on the lesser celandine flower, he decided to sell the ointment by mail order with adverts in the magazine Ici Paris. Natural products and mail order sales were the pillars of the cosmetics company he founded in 1959, his aim was to democratize the access to beauty products. The company grew and, three years he opened his first store. Yves Rocher retired from the company in 1992, passing control to his son Didier, but returned to the helm after Didier's death in 1994, his grandson Bris was named vice-president in 2007, took over the company after Yves Rocher's death in 2009. The company had an estimated value of two billion euros in 2007, employs 15,000 people..

The Yves Rocher group achieved a turnover of 2.500 billion euros in 2017. Yves Rocher was active in the civic scene in southern Brittany, he was mayor of La Gacilly from 1962 to 2008, was elected to the General Council of Morbihan in 1982 and the Regional Council of Brittany in 1992. His company has been instrumental in the economic development of the area around La Gacilly, with factories, development laboratories and a botanical garden. Rocher was sometime criticized for being both the area's main employer and its political representative. Yves Rocher was made an officer of the Légion d'honneur in 1992 and a commander in April 2007, he was a member of the Order of the Ermine. According to the company's website and founder mission, Yves Rocher was against animal testing of products, once commenting, "If you have to test your'products' on animals, you don't know what you're doing." Yves Rocher died in the Lariboisière Hospital in Paris on 26 December 2009 after suffering a stroke. He was buried in La Gacilly on 30 December in the presence of 5000 people

Ali Omarov

Ali Omarov - Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Actual State Councillor of Justice. Ali Omarov was born in 10 September 1947 in the village of Gёlli of Agbada settlement at Amasia region of the Armenian SSR. In 1973 he graduated the correspondence department of the Faculty of Law of the Azerbaijan State University. In 1973 while being in the compulsory army service he was called to perform the function of the military investigator at the Dauriya Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Chita Oblast up to 1974 when being demobilized from the Soviet Army he joined to the Interior Affairs Division of Amasia region of the Armenian SSR as the chief of external authorities security and voluntary police helpers department. In 1976 he moved to Azerbaijan to act as a senior investigator and assistant to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. During the years of 1980 to 1983 he was a senior investigator at the Ganja Prosecutor’s Office, in 1983-1993 was transport prosecutor at the Ganja city.

In 1990 he was elected to the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR, in 1993 he was admitted to the National Assembly. He was the responsible secretary of the Commission on the Khojaly tragedy and acted as the main speaker on the perpetrators, the origin and the result of the tragedy, on the air, thus informing the whole world about the Khojaly tragedy. Ali Omarov was appointed as Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 3 July 1993. On 8 October 1994 he was relieved of his post by his own request. Ali Omarov since the day the Prosecutor’s Office was established in of the Republic of Azerbaijan, he was the sole and only Prosecutor General who initiated criminal proceedings against the acting Ministry of Internal Affairs and Minister of Defence and was able to remove them from their posts, he was a member of the Commission for the preparation of the Constitution of Azerbaijan. Since 9 November 1993 Ali Omarov is only one person who has the highest special rank – Actual State Councillor of Justice not only in Azerbaijan but in Caucasus as a whole.

Since 1993, he has been a real member of the Executive Committee of the International Interpol Bureau. He is a member of the International Association of Prosecutors. Azerbaijan: ex-GPP complains of threats, Annually employees of Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan Əli Ömərov, Ali Omarov

Ilham Madatov

Ilham Isa oglu Madatov serving as Rector of Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University. Ilham Madatov was born on November 1952, in Yevlakh, Azerbaijan. Ilham Madatov finished secondary school №4 with gold medal in Yevlakh City, in 1970, he graduated from the Faculty of Orientalism as an interpreter of the Arabic language from the Azerbaijan State University in 1976. From July 1974 until July 1975, he worked as the translator of Arabic and Russian in Arab Republic of Egypt under the auspices the Ministry of Special Construction of the USSR. From August 1976 until October 1976, Ilham Madatov worked as a teacher at secondary school in Varvara village of Yevlakh Region. In 1976 -1980, he held several managerial positions such as organizer, head of department and secretary within the Yevlakh City Komsomol Committee. From 1980 until 1984, he was sent to Libya as an Arabic - Russian translator by the Ministry of Defense of the USSR. From 1984 to 1988, Madatov worked as a consultant and department head in Yevlakh City Communist Party Committee.

From 1988 to 1991, he studied the World Politics and International Relations at Moscow Social Sciences Academy in Russia and in 1991, he completed that course. Ilham Madatov holds Ph. D. of Historical Sciences since 1991. From 1991 until 1995, he was Deputy Head of the Executive Power of the Yevlakh City. From 1995 until 2017, Madatov was Head of the International Relation Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan. From 2005 until 2011 Ilham Madatov was Bureau Member of Sport Development Committee of the Council of Europe, he is the Member of National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan since 2001. Three times he was the Chef de Mission of Azerbaijan Olympic Team in the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 XXIX, London 2012 XXX, Rio 2016 XXXI. Ilham Madatov was the Coordinator for the organizing the 18th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, held in Baku. Madatov was Secretary of the Organizing Committee of Baku – 2015 1st European Games.

He was Secretary of Paralympic Olympic Games 2016 in Baku. Ilham Madatov was appointed the rector of Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University in 2017 by the declaration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Married, has two children and four grandchildren, he was awarded with the “Taraggi” medal for contributing of the development of Azerbaijani sports and the effective functioning of the civil service in 2009. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and services for development of sport, he was awarded with the 3rd degree order of “Vetene Xidmete gore” in 2012. Annual Meetings and Seminars of the Committee of the Sports Development of the Council of Europe Meetings of the Council of Europe Inter-Governmental Youth Committee Conferences of Ministers of Sport Ministers and Youth Ministers of the Council of Europe Annual Meetings of the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport International conferences of UNESCO's Physical Education and sports ministers and senior officials Conferences and meetings of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Sport and Youth General Assemblies and Workshops of the National Olympic Committees Association and the European Olympic Committees