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Naceur Ben JaĆ¢far

Naceur Ben Jaâfar was a Tunisian politician and labour activist. After primary education in the Franco-Arab Koranic school of Al Irfania, he started his secondary education at Collège Sadiki, from which he was expelled because of his political activities, when, in 1938, he joined the Neo-Destour cell in Halfaouine; that was before he became in 1951 a member of the Neo-Destour Federation, for its suburbs. He was elected member of the Neo-Destour National Council, during the party 5th Congress, held in Sfax, in November 1955, he was a trade-union activist within the Tunisian General Labour Union, since its inception in 1946, he was a member-elect of the Executive Bureau of the labour regional union for the Tunis constituency, from 1947 to 1949, during its 3rd Congress, held in Tunis in April 1949. Naceur Ben Jaâfar, political prisoner Nb. 266 at the Teboursouk military prison, on June 10, 1952. He was active in the press, he was on the editorial boards of various newspapers, notably Arraquib and the daily paper Assabah.

Naceur Ben Jaâfar was arrested and detained several times, between 1952 and 1954, among other accusations, fomenting struggle against the colonisers and disseminating tracts denouncing colonisation. He was thus imprisoned in the Jalal camp in Ben Gardane, the Tataouine military prison, the Bordj le Boeuf camp, he was appointed by the Neo-Destour as a member of the Committee of the Tunisian Government representatives in charge of contacts with the fellagas all over Tunisia, in order to convince them to relinquish their weapons, with the militant Houcine Bouzaiane, Naceur Ben Jaâfar was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 1969. After the independence of Tunisia on March 20, 1956, he was elected as a member of the first Constituent Assembly, at the head of the National Front ballot list for the Matmata, Tataouine Ouerghemma and Medenine constituency, he held his MP seat for a short time, since he was soon appointed, from June 1956 to October 1960, as Governor of Souk el Arba, a Tunisian-Algerian border area, in the Northwestern part of the country, that represented a strategic spot and a contact-zone between the Algerian revolution, launched on November 1, 1954 and the Tunisian Government.

Indeed, the town of Ghardimaou in the Governorate of Jendouba hosted the HQ of the National Liberation Army, the armed arm of the Algerian National Liberation Front, led in 1960 by Colonel Houari Boumediene. In October 1960, Naceur Ben Jaâfar was transferred to the Governorate of Sfax, before he was appointed Governor of Bizerta in October 1961, two months after the Bizerta crisis, he held that position until July 1964. In November 1964, he was elected as a member of the National Assembly, representing the Northern Tunis constituency. In 1966, he was elected as a member of the Tunis municipal council. On November 2, 1969, he was re-elected for Legislature 1969-1974 to represent the Tunis constituency, but died before the end of his term, on September 22, 1970. Naceur Ben Jaâfar was the germane cousin of Mustapha Ben Jafar, President of the second Constituent Assembly in the history of Tunisia, after its independence

Blake Aoki Borysewicz

Blake Aoki Borysewicz 青木 ブレイク is an American and Japanese professional basketball player for the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka. Blake has won one college championship for State University of New York at Purchase and a championship for the Link Tochigi Brex crowning him and his team the first B. League Champions in Japan. Blake Aoki Borysewicz was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Borysewicz played both high school basketball and volleyball at The High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology, where he played two full season for the Yellowjackets Varsity Team in the Brooklyn A SouthWest Division for each sport. During his two seasons of basketball for the Yellowjackets, he played power forward and center both seasons, led the Yellowjackets to a playoff berth his senior year as starting Center and captain of his team under head coach Chris Weil. In his senior year of his volleyball season, he led the Yellowjackets to a playoff berth, he was selected to the men's volleyball all star game as a starter.

He led all New York City public schools in Blocks and was #3 in the city in Kills under head coach Seung Yu. Graduated 2011. Blake Aoki Borysewicz attended three colleges during a five-year span graduating with a bachelor's degree in Sociology for the Colin Powell School in the City College of New York. After graduating high school Blake Aoki Borysewicz was recruited to play for the Panthers of the State University of New York: Purchase College, he spent two full seasons there playing for volleyball team. During the two years Blake Borysewicz spent on the men's basketball team at Suny Purchase, they had back to back conference championship appearances vs. Farmingdale State College; the first appearance resulted into a championship loss, as they reappeared in the championship the following season butchering Farmingdale state college in a home win 71-48. After qualifying for the NCAA tournament, the season came to an end in a first round away loss vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Borysewicz transferred back home to Brooklyn College for five semesters, but did not play for the Brooklyn Bull dogs.

During his mid-junior year, Blake Aoki Borysewicz transferred to the City College of New York to play for the Beavers for his final season and a half. During these three semesters on the men's basketball team the Borysewicz filled the void at the Center position, starting both seasons leading the Beavers to a playoff berth his senior year after developing one of the strongest defenses in the country. Blake Aoki was signed professionally to the Link Tochigi Brex in February 2017 for the remainder of the 2016–2017 season. During the season Blake Aoki was invited to join the Japanese Under 24 national team camp located in Tokyo; the Link Tochigi Brex finished the season a top of the B League. After beating Chiba Jets 2-0, Aisin Seahorses 2-1, they would advance to the championship game vs the other #1 seeded Kawasaki Brave Thunder on May 27, they would go on and become the first B. League champions cruising to a 79-85 win; the city of Tochigi held its championship parade for the Link Tochigi Brex the following week on June 3.

After the 2017 season and championship, the Link Tochigi Brex resigned Blake Aoki to a 2-year deal. But both sides reached an agreement sending Aoki to the Toyama Grouses for the 2017-2018 season. Profile at Link Tochigi Brex