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Yasir Naqvi

Yasir Abbas Naqvi is a former Pakistani-Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2007 to 2018 who represented the riding of Ottawa Centre, he was President of the Ontario Liberal Party and served in several cabinet positions in the government of Kathleen Wynne, including as Attorney General. Naqvi was born and raised in Karachi and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1988 at the age of 15. Naqvi settled in the Niagara Falls, Ontario-area and attended McMaster University and the University of Ottawa Law School, he was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2001 and began practising in international trade law at Lang Michener LLP becoming a partner. He left Lang Michener in 2007 to join the Centre for Trade Law at Carleton University, he was President of the Liberal Party of Ontario. The Ottawa Citizen named Naqvi as one of its "People to Watch in 2010", with a profile in the 9 January 2010 Saturday Observer headlined "Yasir Naqvi, he's a firecracker".

Ottawa Life magazine included him in its Tenth Annual "Top 50 People in the Capital" list for 2010. In a September 2011 column, Adam Radwanski of The Globe and Mail called Naqvi "possibly the hardest-working constituency MPP in the province."Prior to entering politics he volunteered with a number of community associations including the Centretown Community Health Centre and the Ottawa Food Bank. Naqvi ran in the 2007 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Ottawa Centre, he defeated NDP candidate Will Murray by 2,094 votes. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014, he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Rick Bartolucci, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, in the cabinet announcement of 30 October 2007. On 3 October 2008, he was named Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Revenue Dwight Duncan. On 24 June 2009 a cabinet shuffle moved John Wilkinson into the role of Minister of Revenue and Naqvi was kept on as his Parliamentary Assistant. On 2 September 2010 Naqvi was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Education Leona Dombrowsky.

Naqvi introduced three Private Member's Bills - the "Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act", the "City of Ottawa Amendment Act", the "Escaping Domestic Violence Act". None were carried forward. Parts of the City of Ottawa Amendment Act were passed as part of the 2010 budget. On 17 September 2009, Naqvi introduced a co-sponsored notion with NDP member France Gélinas declaring the third week of February "Kindness Week", inspired by a successful Kindness Week initiative underway in Ottawa. In March 2013, an article appeared in the Toronto Sun which claimed that Naqvi had endorsed an Islamist book on men physically punishing their wives; the following day in the National Post, Naqvi denied having endorsed the book. The Post reported that "Naqvi acknowledged that he wrote a letter of support for the book two years ago, but says he didn't read it…; the minister says he didn't authorize the use of his name or comments in the "reviews" section of the book."In February 2013, when Kathleen Wynne took over as Premier, she appointed Naqvi to her first cabinet as Minister of Labour.

After the June 2014 election, Naqvi was moved to the position of Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Government House Leader. On 13 June 2016 he assumed the role of Attorney General following a cabinet shuffle. Naqvi unsuccessfully sought a fourth mandate in the June 2018 Ontario general election, he came in second behind New Democrat Joel Harden. Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history

Rossi Morreale

Rossi Morreale is a television personality and former college football player. Morreale was a starting wide receiver/punt returner for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team, lettering from 1997–1999. After graduation he came out to California on vacation for the summer. In 2001, he appeared on the second season of Temptation Island as one of the "singles" meant to tempt committed female contestants. Following that, he was offered a job in Marki Costello's casting office, searching for singles to be contestants on reality shows. After multiple reality shows, he became the casting assistant to find the next host of Junkyard Wars on TLC. Between 2002 and 2005 he began presenting on the U. S. version of Junkyard Wars. In 2003 he was voted in to People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, he went on and hosted G4's series Sweat, G4 Sports and Formula Drift. After that, he went on to host TBS Weekend Extra, he became a correspondent on entertainment programs such as Extra and On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

In 2006, he starred in the music video "Somebody Like You" by the band Pop Evil. Morreale was the host of the 2007 game show Temptation, an American adaptation of the Australian remake of Sale of the Century. In 2008, Morreale hosted season one of the Country Music Television reality TV series Can You Duet, a talent search for undiscovered country music duets. In 2009 and 2010 Morreale went on to host Season 1 & 2 of Dating in the Dark, a reality dating show on ABC. In 2012, he began hosting Escape Routes. From 2009 to 2012, he has hosted AT&T U-verse Buzz for AT&T U-verse TV customers. In 2013, Morreale started hosting American Airgunner, the first and only U. S. televised show to feature airgun shooting sports on the Pursuit Channel. In 2015, he hosted Season 5 of Halloween Wars on Food Network, he is the managing partner for Event Host Live, an events company, with business partner Brian Corsetti. Morraele was married to country music singer Kacey Coppola in 2010, he resides in Redondo Beach, California.

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CBC Radio 3 Sessions, Vol. 1

CBC Radio 3 Sessions, Vol. 1 is a compilation album released in 2004, compiling tracks from live sessions performed on CBC Radio 3. Sloan - "Losing California" The New Pornographers - "The Fake Headlines" Hot Hot Heat - "Le Le Low" The Hidden Cameras - "Music is My Boyfriend" The Dears - "Expect the Worst/'Cos She's a Tourist" Kid Koala - "Drunk Trumpet" Manitoba - "Leila" BrassMunk - "Push Up" The Organ - "A Sudden Death" Tricky Woo - "Hot Kitty" The Constantines - "Blind Luck" Rheostatics - "Harmelodia" The Sadies - "I Tried Not To" Buck 65 - "The Anthem" John K. Samson - "Utilities" Oh Susanna - "King's Road"

Women's National War Relief Association

The Women's National War Relief Association was an American relief organization founded during the Spanish–American War to give comfort to the officers and sailors in the United States Military. The women founding the association used the group as a means for women "to supplement with material aid the sacrifices of time and life made by the men of the nation" during the military conflict; the Women's National War Relief Association was incorporated at Albany, New York on May 31, 1898. According to a report in The American monthly review of reviews, its president was Mrs. General U. S. Grant, its director-general Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, its assistant director-general Helen Miller Gould; the board of vice-presidents comprised the wife of the Attorney-General, Mrs. John W. Griggs, along with the wives of the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wyoming,Illinois, Wyoming, Connecticut, North Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, Washington, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The constitution was adopted in May 1898. The early work of the Association included fitting out the ambulance ship Relief with a carbonating plant, electric fans, canvas awnings and medical supplies, Fortress Monroe was provided with ten chefs and 10 of assistants to assist with meals. Nine nurses were sent to Fortress Monroe from July 9 to October 10; the association made a monetary contribution of $100 a week for the convalescent table. Three thousand dollars was distributed through official channels to aid in the equipment of the ambulance ships Relief, of the War Department, Navy Department ship, Solace. Hospital supplies were sent to the United States Marine Corps at Santiago. After the close of the war $2,500 worth of supplies were sent to Santiago, a steam launch, at a cost of $1,600, was supplied for the yellow-fever hospital about two miles from Santiago

Port Louis, Falkland Islands

Port Louis is a settlement on northeastern East Falkland. It was established by Louis de Bougainville in 1764 as the first French settlement on the islands, but was transferred to Spain in 1767 and renamed Puerto Soledad; the settlement has seen several name changes. The original French settlers named the settlement Port Saint Louis, changed to Puerto Soledad upon the Spanish take over. Vernet reverted to a Spanish version of the original name when he formed his settlement, Puerto Luis; the British renamed the settlement Anson's Harbour for a while before reverting once more to the original French name, Port Louis. For a time, the town became the Spanish capital of the islands, which were claimed by Spain and administered from Montevideo as a naval outpost; the Spanish removed the governor in 1806 abandoned the settlement in 1811. In October 1820, following damage to his ship Heroína in a storm, Colonel David Jewett was forced to put into the islands to shelter in Puerto Soledad; this was the culmination of a disastrous eight-month voyage that saw a mutiny and most of his crew disabled by scurvy and other diseases.

While in harbour, there was another attempt at mutiny by the crew who wished to return to Buenos Aires. With many of his crew disabled by scurvy, Jewett sought the assistance of the British Antarctic explorer James Weddell in preparing his ship for sea once more. On 6 November 1820, Jewett raised the flag of the United Provinces of the River Plate at Port Louis. Weddell witnessed the ceremony. After resting in the islands and repairing his ship, Jewett returned to Buenos Aires. In 1823, the United Provinces of the River Plate granted fishing rights to Jorge Pacheco and the Hamburg-born merchant Luis Vernet; the partnership of Pacheco and Vernet did not last, with Vernet forming a new company in 1825. An expedition in 1826 proved to be a failure. In 1828, the United Provinces of the River Plate granted Vernet all of East Falkland together with exclusive fishing and sealing rights. Included in the grant was a clause that provided a colony was established within three years, it would be exempt from taxes.

Settling in the former Spanish capital of Puerto Soledad, Vernet reverted to the use of its original name Puerto Luis. By 1831, the colony was well established and advertising for new colonists, although the Lexington's report suggests that the conditions on the islands were quite miserable; the colony was archaic, the Argentine government hoped that Vernet's appointment would bolster the economic and political status of the colony, given his extensive business operations. Vernet was well aware of British claims to the islands. Prior to both the 1826 and 1828 expedition, he approached the British consulate with the grant of the United Provinces of the River Plate and obtained their stamp. While visiting the consulate, he expressed the wish that if the British returned they would take his colony under their protection. Vernet provided written reports on the suitability of the Islands for the British Government. Vernet used Puerto Soledad/Puerto Luis as a seal hunting base; the United Provinces of the River Plate granted him a monopoly in the islands and he curbed sealing by others.

Vernet seized the American ship Harriet for breaking the restrictions on seal hunting. Property on board the ship was seized and the captain was returned to Buenos Aires to stand trial. Vernet returned for the trial; the American Consul in the United Provinces of the River Plate protested the actions by Vernet, stating that the United States did not recognise its sovereignty in the Falklands. The consul dispatched the warship USS Lexington to Puerto Luis to retake the confiscated property, as well as the Superior and Breakwater, seized; the Lexington destroyed the guns and powder of Puerto Luis in 1832, an act condoned by the American ambassador in Buenos Aires, who declared the Falkland Islands to be res nullius. Forty settlers took the opportunity to leave on board the Lexington, leaving twenty-four behind. Amid the turmoil, the British took over the settlement in 1833. In March/April that year, Charles Darwin visited from HMS Beagle, he commented that: After the possession of these miserable islands had been contested by France and England, they were left uninhabited.

The government of Buenos Aires sold them to a private individual, but used them, as old Spain had done before, for a penal settlement. England seized them; the Englishman, left in charge of the flag was murdered. A British officer was next sent, unsupported by any power: and when we arrived, we found him in charge of a population, of which rather more than half were runaway rebels and murderers. Admiral George Grey conducted a survey of the islands in 1836, his view was a little more positive. In November 1846 he wrote: Today the weather was beautiful and Port Louis or Solidad seen to advantage as soon as I had finished my breakfast I landed in company with the Governor to inspect the state of his little Colony, situated overlooking a small basin or inner harbour, the principal house of, that inhabited by Lieut. Smith and among the miserable huts by which it is surrounded looks respectable by comparison, it is white-washed, has a flag staff before it and looks like a preventative station on the coast of Northumberland.

After they transferred the administration to Stanley in 1845, it became the quiet sheep farming settlement it is today, known for its nineteenth century houses, waterfowl and wa