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CP Mainali

Chandra Prakash Mainali more known as CP Mainali is a communist politician in Nepal. He was born to Chandrakumari Mainali. In the early 1970s he was one of the radical communists who led the Jhapa rebellion, inspired by the Naxalite movement in India From 1965 onwards he was involved in the student movement. In 1970, Mainali joined the Communist Party of Nepal. During his years as a political activist, he had aliases such as Jay, Subhas and Kanchan. In 1971, Mainali was one of a group of young leaders of the Jhapa District Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal; the other main leaders of this group were Radha Krishna Mainali, Mainali's brother, Mohan Chandra Adhikari. The group was inspired by the Naxalbari rebellion in its leader Charu Majumdar. In May 1971, the group initiated an armed rebellion, killing landlords and other perceived class enemies; the leadership of the party did not approve of the methods used by the Jhapa movement, Mainali and his fellows were now an independent grouping.

The rebellion was crushed by the state forces and hundreds of its followers were killed, jailed or forced into exile. The group continued to conduct clandestine political work amongst the peasants of Jhapa. In 1975, the survivors of the Jhapa movement took the initiative to found the All Nepal Communist Revolutionary Coordination Committee. Other small groups merged with ANCRCC. On December 26, 1978, ANCRCC organized the founding congress of the Communist Party of Nepal. Mainali was elected general secretary of the party. CPN was an underground party, conducted small-scale, armed activities against the regime and feudal landlords; the tactics of armed struggle, did not prove to be successful for CPN. The party changed its political approach and started to focus more on mobilizing mass movements for a democratic change. Mainali identified with the initial militant phase of the party, was removed from his post of general secretary and replaced by Jhala Nath Khanal. CPN would merge into Communist Party of Nepal.

When CPN, under Man Mohan Adhikari's premiership, formed a minority government in 1994, C. P. Mainali was nominated to become the speaker of the legislative, he was, defeated by the Nepali Congress nominee, Ram Chandra Paudel. Mainali was named Minister for Local Development and Supply. In 1998 CPN was torn by internal strife. Mainali and Bam Dev Gautam led a break-away group, named Communist Party of Nepal. CPN joined a Nepali Congress government led by G. P. Koirala. In the 1999 parliamentary elections CPN failed miserably to challenge the domination of CPN; the party failed to win a single seat. At the time of the 2000 CPN party congress, Mainali challenged Bam Dev Gautam for the post of general secretary. Whereas Gautam upheld the line of People's Multiparty Democracy as formulated by Madan Kumar Bhandari, Mainali argued for a more radical political approach. In 2002 CPN and CPN re-unified. C. P. Mainali did however refuse to go along with the merger and refounded CPN, he remains the general secretary of this party.

During the anti-government protests in 2002-2006, Mainali is one of the main leaders of the United Left Front. He has served as ULF chairman for a period. Following the February 1, 2005 royal coup d'état, Mainali was placed in house arrest, he was released on February 25. In January 2007, Mainali was inducted into the interim parliament, he was the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee of the interim parliament. After the 2008 Constituent Assembly election, Mainali became a Constituent Assembly member. "We cannot think of any association with the UML" - 2003 interview

Marc Rich

Marc Rich was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager and businessman. He founded the commodities company Glencore, was indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion and making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis, he was in Switzerland at the time of the indictment and never returned to the United States. He received a criticised presidential pardon from U. S. President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001, Clinton's last day in office. Rich was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Belgium, his parents emigrated with their son to the United States in 1941 to escape the Nazis. His father opened a jewelry store in Kansas City, Missouri moved the family to Queens, New York City in 1950, where he started a company that imported Bengali jute to make burlap bags, started a business trading agricultural products and helped found the American Bolivian Bank. Rich attended high school at the Rhodes Preparatory School in Manhattan, he attended New York University, but dropped out after one semester to go work for Philipp Brothers in 1954 where he worked with Pincus Green.

At Philipp Brothers, he became a dealer in metals, learning about the international raw materials markets and commercial trading with poor, third-world nations. He helped run the company's operations in Cuba and Spain. In 1974, he and co-worker Pincus Green set up their own company in Marc Rich + Co.. AG, which would become Glencore Xstrata Plc. Nicknamed "the King of Oil" by his business partners, Rich has been said to have expanded the spot market for crude oil in the early 1970s, drawing business away from the larger established oil companies that had relied on traditional long-term contracts for future purchases; as Andrew Hill of the Financial Times put it, "Rich's key insight was that oil – and other raw materials – could be traded with less capital, fewer assets, than the big oil producers thought, if backed by bank finance. It was this leveraged business model that became the template for modern traders, including Trafigura and Glencore", his tutelage under Philipp Brothers afforded Rich the opportunity to develop relationships with various dictatorial régimes and embargoed nations.

Rich would tell biographer Daniel Ammann that he had made his "most important and most profitable" business deals by violating international trade embargoes and doing business with the apartheid regime of South Africa. He counted Fidel Castro's Cuba, Marxist Angola, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, Nicolae Ceaușescu's Romania, Augusto Pinochet's Chile among the clients he serviced. According to Ammann, "he had no regrets whatsoever.... He used to say'I deliver a service. People want to sell oil to me and other people wanted to buy oil from me. I am a businessman, not a politician."Later, following the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Rich used his special relationship with Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, to buy oil from Iran despite the American embargo. Iran would become Rich's most important supplier of crude oil for more than 15 years. Rich sold Iranian oil to Israel through a secret pipeline.

Due to his good relationship with Iran and Ayatollah Khomeini, Rich helped give Mossad's agents contacts in Iran. His real estate company, Marc Rich Real Estate GmbH, was involved in large developer projects. Rich and Marvin Davis bought 20th Century Fox in 1981. Due to the indictment filed against Rich for violating U. S. trade sanctions against his deals with Iran while Rich was living in Switzerland, his assets including his holding in 20th Century Fox were frozen. Davis was permitted by authorities to purchase Rich's holding and subsequently sold this to Rupert Murdoch for $232 million during March 1984. Business Insider reported. In 1983, Rich and partner Pincus Green were indicted on 65 criminal counts, including income tax evasion, wire fraud and trading with Iran during the oil embargo; the charges would have led to a sentence of more than 300 years in prison had Rich been convicted on all counts. The indictment was filed by then-U. S. Federal Prosecutor Rudolph Giuliani. At the time it was the biggest tax evasion case in U.

S. history. Learning of the plans for the indictment, Rich fled to Switzerland and, always insisting that he was not guilty, never returned to the U. S. to answer the charges. Rich's companies pleaded guilty to 35 counts of tax evasion and paid $90 million in fines, although Rich himself remained on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ten Most-Wanted Fugitives List for many years, narrowly evading capture in Britain, Germany and Jamaica. Fearing arrest, he did not return to the United States to attend his daughter's funeral in 1996. On January 20, 2001, hours before leaving office, U. S. President Bill Clinton granted Rich a controversial presidential pardon. Several of Clinton's strongest supporters distanced themselves from the decision. Former President Jimmy Carter, a fellow Democrat, said, "I don't think there is any doubt that some of the factors in his pardon were attributable to his large gifts. In my opinion, disgraceful." Clinton himself expressed regret for issuing the pardon, saying that "it wasn't worth the damage to my reputation."Clinton's critics alleged that Rich's pardon had been bought, as Denise Rich had given more than $1 million to Clinton's political party, including more t

Nate Robinson

Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson is an American professional basketball player. Born in Seattle, Robinson played college basketball for the University of Washington in Seattle and was the 21st pick in the 2005 NBA draft; the 5 ft 9 in point guard has played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets. Robinson is the NBA's first three-time slam dunk champion. Robinson spent his first two years of high school at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle before moving to Union City, California where he played for James Logan High School in 2000–01, he returned to Rainier Beach for his senior season in 2001–02. At Rainier Beach, he excelled in basketball and track, he led his basketball team to a 28–2 record and won the AAA state championship as a senior with teammates Terrence Williams and twins and Lodrick Stewart. He averaged 17.9 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals per game in 2001–02, was named the AAA State player of the year in Washington.

Rainier Beach received a No. 7 national ranking from USA Today. On September 10, 2010, Rainier Beach retired Robinson's No. 2 jersey. Robinson was enrolled at Washington on a football scholarship, but decided to concentrate on basketball beginning with his sophomore year, he played all 13 football games in 2002 and started the final six games as a cornerback on the Husky football squad, including the Sun Bowl. He made 34 tackles. In his freshman basketball season at Washington in 2002–03, Robinson was named to the's 20-player national All-Freshmen Team, as well as earning All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honors. He led the team in scoring average with 13.0 points per game, a figure that ranked 17th among Pac-10 players. In his sophomore season, Robinson was named to the All-Pac-10 first team after he led the team and ranked 13th among Pac-10 scorers with 13.2 points per game. In his junior season, Robinson was named to the NABC All-NCAA District 14 first team, NABC All-America third team, Pac-10 All-Tournament team and All-Pac-10 first team after leading Washington to a Sweet Sixteen appearance.

In April 2005, Robinson declared for the NBA draft. Robinson was selected with the 21st overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA draft, he was traded to the New York Knicks on draft night along with Quentin Richardson in exchange for Kurt Thomas and the draft rights to Dijon Thompson. Robinson played in 72 games his rookie year, starting 26 of them, while averaging 9.3 points and 2.0 assists per game. He had a major breakout performance against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden where he scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Of his 17 points, three came on a game-winning three-pointer at the overtime buzzer. During the All-Star weekend, Robinson won the 2006 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest, edging Andre Iguodala 141–140 in overtime, although he took 14 attempts to make his final dunk. In his most memorable dunk of the night, he jumped over 1986 champion Spud Webb, received a perfect 50-point score for the dunk. During the 2005–06 season, Robinson was involved in physical altercations between teammates Jerome James and Malik Rose in separate incidents.

He was at one point considered by Knicks' coach Larry Brown to be demoted to the NBA Development League. He was instead placed on the Inactive List for 10 games between February 24 and March 11. On December 16, 2006, Robinson was one of the primary participants in the brawl between the Denver Nuggets and the Knicks, his fight with Nuggets guard J. R. Smith landed in the seats, he was suspended for 10 games as a result. Robinson competed in the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest to defend his 2006 title, came in second place after Gerald Green. In the second round, Green's Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce brought out a cardboard cut-out of Robinson to dunk over, but Robinson came out and stood in its place instead, Green jumped over him to complete the dunk. In the 2007–08 season, Robinson averaged 12.7 points per game and was the team's leading scorer in 10 games. On March 8, 2008, he scored a career-high 45 points in a 114-120 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. On February 14, 2009, Robinson won the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Competition.

During the first round he completed two dunks, the second of which included jumping off Knicks teammate Wilson Chandler, on the floor. He finished second in the first round with a score of 87. After the first round, he went into the locker room and changed into a green Knicks jersey with green shorts and green shoes representing Kryptonite, countering competitor Dwight Howard's Superman theme. In the final round, only 5 feet 9, jumped over Dwight Howard for the slam. Robinson went on to win his second Slam Dunk title with 52% of the fan vote. Robinson enjoyed his best season in 2008–2009, averaging 17.2 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, 30 minutes per game. On February 23, 2009, Robinson scored 41 points and had 8 rebounds. On August 12, 2009, Robinson reported on his Twitter page that he would change his number from number 4 to number 2 for the 2009–10 season. On September 25, 2009, Robinson re-signed with the New York Knicks to a one-year deal. After a series of disagreements, Mike D'Antoni removed Robinson from the Knicks' rotation for 14 games beginning on December 1, 2009.

Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin, urged the Knicks to deal his client, or work out a buy-out with the team. After remaining on the bench for nearly a month, Robinson made his return on January 1, 2010, against the Atlanta Hawks, scored 41

Arthur Seidl

Arthur Seidl was a German writer, teacher at the Leipzig Conservatory and Dramaturg at the Hoftheater Dessau. Born in Munich, Seidl studied at the universities of Munich, Tübingen and Leipzig, completing his studies with a doctor's degree. During his studies, he learned to play cello and piano in Munich and Regensburg, was interested in composition. Seidl worked as a journalist for papers such as Deutsche Wacht, Die Moderne, Münchner Neueste Nachrichten and Neueste Hamburger Nachrichten. From 1898 to 1899 he won a reputation as a Wagner scholar. From 1903 he was dramaturge at a position he held until his death. From 1904 he was a lecturer at the Konservatorium Leipzig. Zur Geschichte des Erhabenheitsbegriffes seit Kant Ludwig Frankenstein: Arthur Seidl. Ein Lebensabriß. Bosse, Regensburg 1913


Yooralla is one of Australia's largest non-profit disability services organisations in Australia, supporting over 30,000 Victorians living with a disability. Yooralla employs over 2,100 staff throughout Victoria to provide community services including accommodation, day services, recreation and self-advocacy to children and adults alike. Yooralla provides an extensive range of assistive and communication technologies through their Independent Living Centre, located in Brooklyn, Melbourne. Yooralla's services are developed in partnership with people with disability and in many cases, their families and carers; the organisation provides essential services for people of all ages and disabilities, regardless of whether a person is born with or acquires a disability as the result of accident, ill health or age. Yooralla's vision is to help achieve'a world where people with disability are equal citizens', its mission is'to provide quality and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering individuals to live the life they choose'.

The CEO of Yooralla is Dr Sherene Devanesen, appointed to the position in February 2015. Dr Devanesen has over 30 years’ experience in the management of health services and medical administration, she has a strong reputation in consumer consultation and engagement, in achieving quality outcomes for human and community services. The Yooralla Society of Victoria was established in 1977 as a merger of the Yooralla Hospital School and the Victorian Society for Crippled Children. In 1918, Evangeline Ireland established the Yooralla Free Kindergarten for Crippled Children, a school for disabled children, she was motivated by the discovery of a disabled child whose parents left her in a chicken coop while they were working. It was housed in Fitzroy, but after a few months relocated to Carlton finding a more-or-less permanent home on Pelham Street. During World War II the school was evacuated to Mount Macedon, it acquired several other properties. The Victorian Society for Crippled Children was established in 1935 by Eleanor Latham, the wife of Chief Justice Sir John Latham.

It was tied to the Yooralla Hospital School and the Royal Children's Hospital. After World War II it was renamed the Victorian Society for Adults, it operated a number of residential hostels for disabled people, as well as recreational facilities and training centres. In November 2014, the Napthine government and the Victorian opposition both pledged to hold an inquiry into the state disability sector in response to an investigation by Four Corners and Fairfax airing allegations that Yooralla failed to act on warnings about a carer who sexually assaulted vulnerable clients. Former National Disability Commissioner Graeme Innes has called for a national inquiry as the National Disability Insurance Scheme would expand the number of group homes for Australians with disability. In February 2015, the Australian Senate committed to holding a national inquiry into the abuse of disabled people in institutions and homes across Australia. In the period February to July 2015, KPMG conducted a review of Yooralla, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The report found that Yooralla has systems and processes that are designed to ensure the delivery of quality and safe services for its clients. It was found that Yooralla had made significant progress, including major enhancements to work practices. – Official site