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Thomas F. Bayard

Thomas Francis Bayard was an American lawyer and diplomat from Wilmington, Delaware. A Democrat, he served three terms as United States Senator from Delaware and made three unsuccessful bids for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed him Secretary of State. After four years in private life, he returned to the diplomatic arena as Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Born in Delaware to a prominent family, Bayard learned politics from his father James A. Bayard Jr. who served in the Senate. In 1869, the Delaware legislature elected Bayard to the Senate upon his father's retirement. A Peace Democrat during the Civil War, Bayard spent his early years in the Senate in opposition to Republican policies the Reconstruction of the defeated Confederacy, his conservatism extended to financial matters as he became known as a staunch supporter of the gold standard and an opponent of greenbacks and silver coinage which he believed would cause inflation.

Bayard's conservative politics made him popular in the South and with Eastern financial interests, but never popular enough to obtain the Democratic nomination for President which he attempted to win in 1876, 1880 and 1884. In 1885, President Cleveland appointed Bayard Secretary of State. Bayard worked with Cleveland to promote American trade in the Pacific while avoiding the acquisition of colonies at a time when many Americans clamored for them, he sought increased cooperation with Great Britain, working to resolve disputes over fishing and seal-hunting rights in the waters around the Canada–United States border. As ambassador, Bayard continued to strive for Anglo-American friendship; this brought him into conflict with his successor at the State Department Richard Olney, when Olney and Cleveland demanded more aggressive diplomatic overtures than Bayard wished in the Venezuelan crisis of 1895. His term at the American embassy ended in 1897 and he died the following year. Bayard was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1828, the second son of James A. Bayard Jr. and Anne née Francis.

The Bayard family was prominent in Delaware as Bayard's father would be elected to the United States Senate in 1851. Among Bayard's ancestors were his grandfather James A. Bayard a Senator. Several other relatives served in high office, including Bayard's uncle Richard H. Bayard, another Delaware Senator. On his mother's side, Bayard descended from Philadelphia financier Tench Francis Jr.. Bayard was educated in private academies in Wilmington and in Flushing, New York, when his father moved to New York City for business reasons. Baynard's father returned to Delaware in 1843, but he remained in New York, working as a clerk in the mercantile firm of his brother-in-law August Schermerhorn. In 1846, his father secured him a job in a banking firm in Philadelphia and he worked there for the next two years. Bayard was unsatisfied with his progress at the firm and returned to Wilmington to read law at his father's office. Bayard was admitted to the bar in 1851, the year. Thomas took on greater responsibilities in the family law office and rose in the legal profession.

In 1853, after the election of Democratic President Franklin Pierce, Bayard was appointed United States Attorney for Delaware. He spent only a year in the position before moving to Philadelphia to open a practice with his friend William Shippen, a partnership that lasted until Shippen's death in 1858. While in Philadelphia, Bayard met Louise Lee, whom he married in October 1856; the marriage produced twelve children. Bayard's return to Wilmington in 1858 brought greater involvement in the political scene. James Bayard was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention, Thomas attended with him; the elder Bayard supported Robert M. T. Hunter of Virginia for the nomination; when the convention deadlocked and the Southern Democrats split from the main party, James Bayard adhered to the regular Democrats, but told Thomas that he thought the nominee, Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, was untrustworthy; the subsequent election of Republican Abraham Lincoln and secession of the seven states of the Deep South led both Bayards to fear for the future of the Union, the elder Bayard to propose a convention of all the states to resolve their differences.

In the meantime, as four more Southern states seceded, James Bayard encouraged his son to help organize an independent militia unit, the Delaware Guard. In 1860, Delaware occupied an unusual position in the free state-slave state divide. Opinion on secession was mixed in Delaware, but the Bayards were Peace Democrats and leaned to the Southern perspective, they blamed the war on abolitionist Republicans and believed that secession, while unwise, should not be suppressed with military force. Thomas Bayard spoke at a public meeting in Dover in June 1861, saying that "with this secession, or revolution, or rebellion, or by whatever name it may be called, the State of Delaware has naught to do." After the Civil War's first battles erupted in Virginia, Bayard continued to hope for peace. By early 1862, the Delaware Guard came under suspicion of Southern sympathies, Major General Henry du Pont, commander of the state militia, ordered it disarmed; when Bayard refused to comply, he was arrested before being released on parole.

Bayard's father was reelected to the Senate in 1862, but res

German submarine U-3529

German submarine U-3529 was a Type XXI U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, built for service in World War II. She was ordered on 6 November 1943, was laid down on 2 November 1944 at F Schichau GmbH, Danzig, as yard number 1674, she was launched on 26 January 1945, commissioned under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Karl-Heinz Schmidt, on 22 March 1945. Like all Type XXI U-boats, U-3529 had a displacement of 1,621 tonnes when at the surface and 1,819 tonnes while submerged, she had a total length of 76.70 m, a beam length of 8 m, a draught length of 6.32 m. The submarine was powered by two MAN SE supercharged six-cylinder M6V40/46KBB diesel engines each providing 4,000 metric horsepower, two Siemens-Schuckert GU365/30 double-acting electric motors each providing 5,000 PS, two Siemens-Schuckert silent running GV232/28 electric motors each providing 226 PS; the submarine had a submerged speed of 17.2 knots. When running on silent motors the boat could operate at a speed of 6.1 knots. When submerged, the boat could operate at 5 knots for 340 nautical miles.

U-3529 was fitted with six 53.3 cm torpedo tubes in four 2 cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns. She could carry seventeen torpedoes and twelve mines; the complement was fifty-two men. U-3529 was scuttled on 5 May 1945, in Gelting Bay near Gelting as part of Operation Regenbogen; the wreck was raised and broken up. Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-3529". German U-boats of WWII - Retrieved 15 April 2016

Yousef Sobouti

Yousef Sobouti is a contemporary Iranian theoretical physicist. He got his undergraduate degree from Tehran University. In 1960 he received his MSc degree in Physics from University of Toronto, he finished his doctoral thesis on Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Chicago under the supervision of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar in 1963. He started teaching physics in Sharif University of Technology, Shiraz University. Sobouti made significant contributions to the education of physics and basic sciences in Iran, his aim was to train young scientists. He is the founder of Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Currently known as the University of Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, he remained director until Aug 2010 when he was dismissed by the cabinet Minister of Science and Technology. Many academics and students as well as many distinguished individuals in the city of Zanjan reflected their disappointment with the ministry on this decision; the Parliament representatives complained to the minister on this particular case.

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Weldford Parish, New Brunswick

Weldford is a Canadian parish found in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, established in 1835 with a local Agricultural Association and named for John W Weldon and John P. Ford, who were Members of the Legislative Assembly for Kent County in 1835. A 1920s newspaper article states "The first Representative for the County of Kent was Judge Weldon who returned in 1828 and continued as sole member until representation was increased and Mr. J. P. Ford of Halifax, who built the Fords Mills in the Richibucto River returned with him. Colonel David McAlmon subsequently took Mr. Ford's place and he and Judge Weldon were returned for four years. McAlmon was substituted for Senator Wark and he and Weldon were members until 1850." In the 2016 Census Weldford had a population of 1,338. The entire parish forms the local service district of the parish of Waterford, established in 1966 to assess for fire protection. Non-fire related rescue was added in 2012. First aid and ambulance services were included. Weldford Parish is defined in the Territorial Division Act as being bounded: South by Saint-Paul and Sainte-Marie Parishes.

There are several Catholic churches in Weldford Parish, all belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton: St. Bartholomew mission in Bass River, Saint-Norbert in Saint-Norbert, St. Peter in South Branch. There are four Presbyterian churches, belonging to Bass River Pastoral Charge, The Presbytery of New Brunswick, Synod of the Atlantic Provinces: St. Marks Presbyterian Church in Bass River, St. James Presbyterian Church in Beersville, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Clairville, Zion Presbyterian Church in West Branch; the United Church of Canada has two congregations, belonging to Rexton Pastoral Charge, Chignecto Presbytery, Maritime Conference: St. Stephen's United Church in Molus River, St. John's United Church in West Branch, and there is one Anglican church, belonging to the Parish of Kent, Archdeaconry of Moncton, Diocese of Fredericton. St. Paul's Church in Browns Yard. List of parishes in New Brunswick Weldford Local Service District Advisory Committee New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Weldford Parish Softball New Brunswick Championship Results Richibucto River Association Kent County Gen web West Branch Days featured on Ruby Cusack Eleanor Wilson Graham Middle School The Green Festival Biography Willi Nolan Krista Betts receives Award Wild Heart of Kent

1735 ITA

1735 ITA, provisional designation 1948 RJ1, is a carbonaceous asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt 62 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 10 September 1948, by Soviet–Russian astronomer Pelageya Shajn at the Simeiz Observatory located on the Crimean peninsula, it was named for the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy in what is now Russia. ITA orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 2.7–3.5 AU once every 5 years and 7 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 16 ° with respect to the ecliptic, it was first identified as A907 GC at Heidelberg Observatory in 1907, extending the body's observation arc by 41 years prior to its official discovery observation. ITA has been characterized as a carbonaceous C-type asteroid. In November 2004, a rotational lightcurve was obtained by French amateur astronomer René Roy, gave a rotation period of 12.599 hours with a brightness variation of 0.27 magnitude. In March 2007, astronomers Laurent Brunetto and Jean-Gabriel Bosch derived a concurring period of 12.6 hours with and amplitude of 0.40 magnitude A 2016-published light-curve from the Lowell Photometric Database gave a period of 12.6103 hours.

According to the surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS, the Japanese Akari satellite, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, ITA measures between 61.87 and 66.09 kilometers in diameter, its surface has an albedo between 0.051 and 0.079. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link derives an albedo of 0.0461 and a diameter of 61.93 kilometers with an absolute magnitude of 10.0. This minor planet was named in 1979, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Institute for Theoretical Astronomy, in what was Leningrad; the official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 1 June 1980. Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 1735 ITA at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 1735 ITA at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Tracey Spicer

Tracey Leigh Spicer is an Australian newsreader, Walkley Award winning journalist and advocate. She is known for her association with Network Ten as a newsreader in the 1990s and 2000s when she co-hosted Ten Eyewitness News in Brisbane, Queensland, she went on to work with Sky News Australia as a reporter and presenter from 2007 to 2015. In May 2017 Spicer released The Good Girl Stripped Bare, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia "For significant service to the broadcast media as a journalist and television presenter, as an ambassador for social welfare and charitable groups". Spicer attended high school in Brisbane and in 1987 graduated from the Queensland Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business with a major in journalism. Spicer began her career at Macquarie National News providing reports to the Brisbane station 4BH, before moving to Melbourne radio station 3AW as morning news editor. Spicer moved on to television: first for the rural network, Southern Cross Television, the Nine Network.

The Network Ten station in Melbourne hired Spicer as a local correspondent and co-host of the First at Five News in Brisbane. In 1995 she moved to Sydney to present the National Weekend News bulletins, late night news until it was taken off air in 2005. Spicer remained with Network Ten until the end of 2006. In late 2006, after 14 years with the network, Spicer was dismissed after returning from maternity leave when her second child was two months old. In a 10-page letter of demand served to Network Ten, Spicer claimed she had been discriminated against since giving birth to her first child in 2004; the case garnered attention with speculation she was fired because of her age. Spicer threatened to take the case to the Federal Court, but settled with the network, she signed off for the final time on New Year's Eve 2006, beginning work with Sky News Australia four days later. Spicer worked as a Sky news presenter until leaving in 2015. Spicer writes the Mama Holiday column for Traveller Magazine’s Sunday edition, focusing on family holidays.

Spicer was a weekly op ed columnist with Wendy Harmer’s The Hoopla from 2011 to 2015 and travel writer and ambassador for Holiday with Kids Magazine from 2009 to 2014. She was a columnist with the Daily Telegraph newspaper. Since August 2015, Spicer has been an occasional contributor to ABC TV’s The Drum and works as a freelance writer, media trainer and broadcaster through her two media companies, Spicer Communications and Outspoken Women. Spicer produced a documentary for the World Wildlife Fund, World Vision and other non-government organisations about the plight of women in Bangladesh, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, India. In 2018 Spicer, Lorna Knowles, Kate McClymont, Alison Branley and Joanne Puccini were nominated for a Mid-Year Walkley Award in the Women’s Leadership in Media division for their joint investigation of Don Burke. Spicer is an ambassador for World Vision,:82 the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Queensland University of Technology's Learning Potential Fund and the Penguin Foundation, Patron of the NSW Cancer Council, the newborn care unit at the Royal Hospital for Women, the Life's Little Treasures Foundation and the National Premmie Foundation.

She is an Ambassador for Dying with Dignity, is the face of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s research into pancreatic cancer, the disease responsible for her mother's death. In January 2011, Spicer interviewed anti-vaccination campaigner, Meryl Dorey on 2UE. Citing an editorial in the British Medical Journal which confirmed there was now ‘clear evidence’ that the now discredited research linking autism with the MMR vaccine, undertaken by Andrew Wakefield, was conducted unethically and based on falsified data, Spicer asked Dorey to concede the AVN's "scare campaign" was based on "fraudulent and misleading information"; when Dorey tried to direct listeners to her AVN website, Spicer ended the interview prematurely by terminating the call.. And in December 2011, in an article for the Daily Telegraph, Spicer became a public advocate for childhood vaccination when she wrote of her frustration with the growing anti-vaccination lobby. In a 2010 Daily Telegraph article, Spicer urged politicians to approve the use of "medical marijuana".

In June 2014, Spicer delivered a TEDx talk for Southbank Women in Queensland. In 2015, Spicer featured in Let's Talk About Breasts. In 2015, she became an ambassador for KidsMatter, an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative focused on primary schools and early childhood. Spicer hosted. In the same year, she was appointed as ambassador for Autism Spectrum Australia. In May 2017, Spicer addressed the Sydney Institute on the topic “Ways Forward for Women in the Workplace”. In her speech, Spicer argued quotas and targets are insufficient to address gender inequity in the workplace. Spicer was the MC for the 2017 International Women's Day Events in Brisbane. In October 2017 after the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations made news, Spicer announced that she was investigating powerful Australian men in the media.. She became a vocal #MeToo campaigner on Twitter and encouraged people involved in the Australian entertainment industry to share their stories of sexual harassment in the workplace.

"In the wake of the Weinstein scandal I put out a small tweet saying I was investigating … people in the Australian mediaI'd expected to get a handf