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Wan Waithayakon

Wan Waithayakon, known in the West as Wan Waithayakon, was a Thai royal prince and diplomat. He was President of the Eleventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, while serving as Thailand's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he was a grandson of King Mongkut. Prince Wan was born on 25 August 1891 in Bangkok, he began his education at Suan Kularb School and Rajvidyalai before continuing his education in England where he earned a degree with honours in history from Oxford's Balliol College. Wan attended the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques in Paris. Prince Wan began his career as a foreign service officer in 1917, he was appointed advisor to his cousin, King Vajiravudh, in 1922. In 1924, he was promoted to the rank of under-secretary for foreign affairs, was responsible for negotiating several important amendments to political and commercial treaties with Western powers, he was sent to Europe again in 1926 as minister accredited to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium.

During that period, he served as head of the Thai delegation to the League of Nations, where he was active in a number of important commissions as member, vice-president, president. Prince Wan returned to Thailand in 1930, to accept a professorial chair at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. For the next 30 years, Prince Wan continued to serve his country in a number of important diplomatic missions, some of the notable milestones being negotiations with Japan in 1943 during World War II, representing Thailand at the Greater East Asia Conference, participation in the SEATO Council and the Bandung Conference, where he was elected rapporteur, negotiations leading to Thailand's admission to the United Nations. In 1947, Prince Wan was appointed ambassador to the United States and served concurrently as ambassador to the United Nations. In 1956, he was the president of the Eleventh Session of the United Nations' General Assembly, he served as Thailand's foreign minister from 1952 to 1957 and again in 1958.

Prince Wan's expertise in languages ranged from Pali to Sanskrit. He coined Thai words from English, they include prachathipatai, ratthathammanoon and songkram. His proficiency in languages led to his being made president of the Royal Society of Thailand, the national arbiter of the Thai language. Prince Wan won many academic honours and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of philological textual criticism in Thailand. Prince Wan died on 5 September 1976, aged 85. Malaysia: Honorary Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm Professor of Chulalongkorn University

Theakston, North Yorkshire

Theakston is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 143; the village is situated just west of the A1 motorway, is about three miles south-east of Bedale. The B6285 road passes through the village. In the Domesday Book the place is recorded as Eston, in the 13th to 16th century as Texton, Thexton, or Thekeston and in the 17th century as Theakstone; the surname Theakston is derived from the name of the village. If the spelling "Thekeston" is assumed to be correct, the name of the village can be derived from the Old English given name Teodec and the suffix -tun, meaning "The farm of Teodec"; the name "Theakston" is believed to derive from the name of the leader of a family settling the area during the Anglo-Saxon colonisation of England. The first part "Theaks" is derived from the Norse "Að Åke’s". "Að" became the English word "at". Åke is a common Scandinavian given name. The suffix "-ton" indicates an enclosure or in a wider sense a homestead.

Hence "Að Åkes Tun" means. The derivation is similar to that of Atherstone near Nuneaton which retained the "th" while the "k" was dropped, gained an "e" at the end. A less explanation is that the name may be a corruption of "Thatchton", which in turn describes the roofing material thatch, popular in many towns at that time. However, while thatch was common in many areas in the southern part of England, it was not as common in the area surrounding Theakston where the predominant building and roofing material was and is stone. In 1086 Theakston was recorded as being associated with Burneston with 12 carucates under the overlordship of the Honour of Richmond and count Alan Rufus. Mesne lordships were held in the 13th century by Robert de Musters; the former was acquired by the Abbey of Coverham and the priory of Mount Grace, was granted to Sir Richard Theakston after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The latter went to the hospital of St. Leonard's and was granted to Richard Theakston in 1590.

His descendants sold the demesne lands in 1630, they changed hands several more times in the following centuries. Theakston was a township in the parish of Burneston with a population of 57 persons around 1870 and an area of 991 acres, it became a civil parish in the late 19th century. From 1836 to 1936 it was part of the Bedale Registration District until 1974 of the Wensleydale Registration District; as of 2017, Swainby with Allerthorpe, Theakston have a common Parish Council. Theakston Hall and Theakston Lodge are Grade II listed structures; the former is a large rendered brick and stone building originating in the late 18th century with moulded stone ornaments. The latter is a mid- to late-18th century house build from brick with Doric half columns surrounding the central door

Rosario Board of Trade

The Rosario Board of Trade is a non-profit making association based in Rosario, in the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina. Founded on August 18, 1884, it serves as a forum for the conduct of trade negotiations in several markets including grain, agricultural products and their by-products, as well as securities and other assets; the Physical Grain Market of the BCR is the most important in Argentina in terms of its volume of operations, provides reference prices for the national and international markets. Most of the country's production of cereals and oilseeds is traded within it soybean; the region around Rosario contains more than 80% of the vegetable oil industry of Argentina and its ports, handle more than 90% of the Argentine export of soybean and its derivatives. The Board of Trade additionally operates a complex of laboratories which analyze and provide quality certifications for samples of agricultural products and water; the Rosario Futures Exchange has traditionally been a futures exchange for commodities and, in more recent times, for financial products such as exchange rate and interest rate options.

Its negotiated volume makes ROFEX the largest futures market in the country. The Rosario Stock Exchange is known as Mercado Argentino de Valores, after the merger with the Mendoza Stock Exchange; the Rosario Livestock Market is an important Argentine livestock auction market, notably for cattle. Operating in a landmark Beaux-Arts headquarters designed by Raúl Rivero in 1926, the exchange had new offices built during the 1990s. Designed by architect Mario Roberto Álvarez, the new building was completed in 1998. Rosario Board of Trade Mercado Argentino de Valores S. A ROFEX Argentina Clearing S. A. ROSGAN