Prevention of Genocide Task Force

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On 8 December 2008, the Genocide Prevention Task Force, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright, a former US Secretary of State, and William Cohen, a former US Secretary of Defense, released its final report which concludes that the US government can prevent genocide and mass atrocities in the future.[1]
In the words of Mr. Cohen, “This report provides a blueprint that can enable the United States to take preventive action, along with international partners, to forestall the specter of future cases of genocide and mass atrocities.”[2]
Recommendations include:

a proactive role of the US president which would demonstrate to the US and the world that preventing genocide and mass atrocities is a national priority
creating a body within the United States National Security Council to analyze threats and consider preventative action
set up a fund of $250 million for crisis prevention and response
help create an international network for the sharing of information and the coordination of preventative action [3]

References[edit]

^ LaFranchi, Howard (December 9, 2008). “Bigger US role battling genocide? A task force’s findings, urging US leadership, may dovetail with ideas of Obama administration.”. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
^ “PGTF press release”. 
^ Report of the Prevention of Genocide Task Force pp. 111–114

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Chantal Andere

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Andere.

Chantal Andere

Born
Jacqueline Chantal Fernández-Andere
(1972-01-25) 25 January 1972 (age 45)
Mexico City, Mexico

Occupation
Actress, Singer

Years active
1983–present

Spouse(s)
Roberto Gomez Fernandez
(2001-2006)
Enrique Rivero Lake
(2008–present)

Parent(s)
Jacqueline Andere
Jose Maria Fernandez Unsain (deceased)

Chantal Andere (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃanˈtal anˈdeɾe]; born Jacqueline Chantal Fernández-Andere on 25 January 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress, known for playing the villain, the vamp, or the bitter woman on telenovelas.[1]

Contents

1 Early life and career
2 Personal life
3 Discography
4 Filmography

4.1 Telenovelas
4.2 TV series

5 Theater
6 Awards and nominations

6.1 Premios TVyNovelas
6.2 Premios Bravo
6.3 Premios de la Asociación de Cronistas y Periodistas Teatrales (ACPT)

7 References

Early life and career[edit]
Andere was born to Mexican actress Jacqueline Andere (born 1938) and Argentine writer Jose Maria Fernandez Unsain (1918–1997) in Mexico City, Mexico. As a child she studied ballet and attended acting and singing classes. Her first professional acting role came in 1983 with Polo, Pelota Amarilla. After that, she began acting in theatre and then television. Though she saw no success, Chantal embarked on a singing career. Possessing a great voice, she recorded 3 albums for “Discos Melody” beginning with her self-titled debut in 1990, which featured her singles “Regresa” and “Virginia”, then another in 1992, also self-titled which featured her single Contigo El Amor Es Mucho Mas and finally Tentaciones in 1994, fresh off the popularity of her starring role as Angelica, the main villain in Marimar opposite Thalía.
Andere is now famous for her roles as villains in telenovelas. Some of the telenovelas that she has participated in are: Dulce Desafío, Los Parientes Pobres, Marimar, El Noveno mandamiento, La Usurpadora, Amor Real, Barrera de Amor, Destilando amor, “Sortilegio”, “Rafaela

Agriculture in Thailand

Thai farmer with a bundle of young rice plants

Agriculture in the rural areas of Bangkok.

Land cultivated by the Karen tribe in northern Thailand: controlled burn in the foreground and agricultural terraces.

The agriculture in Thailand is highly competitive, diversified and specialised and its exports are very successful internationally. Rice is the country’s most important crop. Thailand is a major exporter in the world rice market. Rice exports in 2014 amounted to 1.3 percent of GDP.[1][1] Agricultural production as a whole accounts for an estimated 9-10.5 percent of Thai GDP.[2] Forty percent of the population works in agriculture-related jobs.[3]
Other agricultural commodities produced in significant amounts include fish and fishery products, tapioca, rubber, grain, and sugar. Exports of industrially processed foods such as canned tuna, pineapples, and frozen shrimp are on the rise.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Agriculture in transition

2 Industries

2.1 Dairy
2.2 Rubber
2.3 Soybeans
2.4 Sugar
2.5 Tapioca

3 Weather

3.1 Rainmaking
3.2 Effect of climate change

4 Use of toxic chemicals
5 Governmental price supports
6 See also
7 Further reading
8 References
9 External links

History[edit]
Following the Neolithic Revolution, society in the area evolved from hunting and gathering, through phases of agro-cities, and into state-religious empires.
From about 1000 CE, Tai wet glutinous rice culture determined administrative structures in a pragmatic society that regularly produced a saleable surplus. Continuing today, these systems consolidate the importance of rice agriculture to national security and economic well-being.
Agricultural developments have meant that since the 1960s unemployment has fallen from over 60 percent to under 10 percent in the early-2000s.[4] In the same period food prices halved, hunger decreased (from 2.55 million households in 1988 to 418,000 in 2007) and child malnutrition was reduced (from 17 percent in 1987 to seven percent in 2006).[4] This has been achieved through a a strong state role in ensuring investment in infrastructure, education, and access to credit and successful private initiatives in the agribusiness sector.[4] This has supported Thailand’s transition to an industrialised economy.[4]
Agriculture in transition[edit]
Agriculture expanded during the 1960s and 1970s as it had access to new land and unemployed labour.[4] Between 1962 and 1983, the agricultural sector grew by 4.1 percent a year on

1929 in Australia

1929 in Australia

Monarchy
George V

Governor-General
John Baird

Prime minister
Stanley Bruce, then James Scullin

Population
6,393,883

Elections
Federal, VIC, QLD

See also: 1928 in Australia, other events of 1929, 1930 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history.

Contents

1 Incumbents

1.1 State premiers
1.2 State governors

2 Events
3 Science and technology
4 Arts and literature
5 Film
6 Sport
7 Births
8 Deaths
9 References

Incumbents[edit]

Monarch – King George V
Governor-General – John Baird, Baronet of Stonehaven
Prime Minister – Stanley Bruce (until 12 October), then James Scullin

State premiers[edit]

Premier of New South Wales – Thomas Bavin
Premier of Queensland – William McCormack (until 21 May), then Arthur Edward Moore
Premier of South Australia – Richard Layton Butler
Premier of Tasmania – John McPhee
Premier of Victoria – William Murray McPherson (until 12 December), then Edmond Hogan
Premier of Western Australia – Philip Collier

State governors[edit]

Governor of New South Wales – Sir Dudley de Chair
Governor of Queensland – Sir John Goodwin
Governor of South Australia – Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
Governor of Tasmania – Sir James O’Grady
Governor of Victoria – Arthur Somers-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers
Governor of Western Australia – Sir William Campion

Events[edit]

Centenary of Western Australia
4 April – 1929 Tasmanian floods: A dam on the Cascade River in Tasmania collapses. The subsequent torrent floods the town of Derby, killing fourteen people.[1]
3 June – Fremantle, Western Australia is proclaimed a city.[2]
12 October – A federal election is held. James Scullin leads the Australian Labor Party to victory over the incumbent government of Stanley Bruce. Bruce becomes the first Prime Minister to lose his seat in an election.
30 November – A state election is held in Victoria.
12 December – Premier of Victoria William Murray McPherson refuses to resign after the election, but is defeated by a no confidence motion in the first meeting of parliament. He retires, with Edmond Hogan assuming the premiership.
16 December – Rothbury Riot in which police shoot at locked out miners, killing Norman Brown.

Science and technology[edit]

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Arts and literature[edit]

Japanese vaudeville performer, singer and comedian Kono San (or Konosan) onboard SS SIERRA, Sydney 1929.

Main article: 1929 in Australian lit

Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Greece)

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Hellenic Republic
Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía

Euro gold and silver commemorative coins are special euro coins minted and issued by member states of the Eurozone, mainly in gold and silver, although other precious metals are also used in rare occasions. Greece was one of the first twelve countries in the Eurozone that introduced the euro (€) on 1 January 2002. Since 2003, the Mint of Greece have been minting both normal issues of Greek euro coins, which are intended for circulation, and commemorative euro coins in gold and silver.
These special coins have a legal tender only in Greece, unlike the normal issues of the Greek euro coins, which have a legal tender in every country of the Eurozone. This means that the commemorative coins made of gold and silver cannot be used as money in other countries. Furthermore, as their bullion value[1] generally vastly exceeds their face value, these coins are not intended to be used as means of payment at all—although it remains possible. For this reason, they are usually named Collectors’ coins.
The coins usually commemorate the anniversaries of historical events or draw attention to current events of special importance. Greece mints four of these coins on average per year, mainly in silver, with a typical face value of €10. However, to celebrate the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece minted almost three times more than normal number of coins in 2003 and 2004, in both gold and silver.

Contents

1 Summary
2 2003 coinage
3 2004 coinage
4 2005 coinage
5 2006 coinage
6 2007 coinage
7 2008 coinage
8 Notes
9 References

Summary[edit]
As of 27 October 2008, 36 variations of Greek commemorative coins have been minted: 15 in 2003, 12 in 2004, one in 2005, three in 2006, four in 2007 and one in 2008 so far. These special high-value commemorative coins are not to be confused with €2 commemorative coins, which are coins designated for circulation and do have legal tender status in all countries of the Eurozone.[2]
The following table shows the number of coins minted per year. In the first section, the coins are grouped by the metal used, while in the second section they are grouped by their face value.

Year
Issues
 
By metal
 
By face value

gold
silver
Others
€200
€100
€20
€10

2003
15
5
10

1
4
1
9

Balizhuang Subdistrict

Balizhuang Subdistrict (八里庄街道) may refer to:

Balizhuang Subdistrict, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Balizhuang Subdistrict, Haidian District, Beijing

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Valea Salciei

For the village in Bacău County, see Vultureni, Bacău.

Valea Salciei

Commune

Location of Valea Salciei

Coordinates: 45°29′40″N 26°49′30″E / 45.49444°N 26.82500°E / 45.49444; 26.82500Coordinates: 45°29′40″N 26°49′30″E / 45.49444°N 26.82500°E / 45.49444; 26.82500

Country
Romania

County
Buzău County

Component villages
Modreni, Valea Salciei, Valea Salciei-Cătun

Government

 • Mayor
Marian Muşat (since 2004) (PNL)

Population (2002)[1]

 • Total
870

Valea Salciei is a commune in Buzău County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Modreni, Valea Salciei and Valea Salciei-Cătun.

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Buzău County, Romania

Cities

Buzău (county seat)
Râmnicu Sărat

Towns

Nehoiu
Pogoanele
Pătârlagele

Communes

Amaru
Bălăceanu
Balta Albă
Beceni
Berca
Bisoca
Blăjani
Boldu
Bozioru
Brădeanu
Brăești
Breaza
Buda
C.A. Rosetti
Calvini
Cănești
Cătina
Cernătești
Chiliile
Chiojdu
Cilibia
Cislău
Cochirleanca
Colți
Costești
Cozieni
Florica
Gălbinași
Gherăseni
Ghergheasa
Glodeanu Sărat
Glodeanu-Siliștea
Grebănu
Gura Teghii
Largu
Lopătari
Luciu
Măgura
Mărăcineni
Mărgăritești
Mânzălești
Merei
Mihăilești
Movila Banului
Murgești
Năeni
Odăile
Padina
Pardoși
Pănătău
Pârscov
Pietroasele
Podgoria
Poșta Câlnău
Puiești
Racovițeni
Râmnicelu
Robeasca
Rușețu
Săgeata
Săhăteni
Săpoca
Sărulești
Scorțoasa
Scutelnici
Siriu
Smeeni
Stâlpu
Tisău
Topliceni
Țintești
Ulmeni
Unguriu
Vadu Pașii
Valea Râmnicului
Valea Salciei
Vâlcelele
Vernești
Vintilă Vodă
Viperești
Zărnești
Ziduri

References[edit]

^ 2002 census results for Valea Salciei, Buzău

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Grape Grove, Ohio

Grape Grove Church of Christ

Grape Grove is an unincorporated community in Greene County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]
History[edit]
Grape Grove was not officially platted.[2] A post office called Grape Grove was established in 1850, the name was changed to Grapegrove in 1895, and the post office closed in 1906.[3]
Notable person[edit]
John Little, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s 8th district, was born near Grape Grove in 1837.[4]
References[edit]

^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grape Grove, Ohio
^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 316. 
^ “Greene County”. Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
^ “LITTLE, John, (1837 – 1900)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 

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Municipalities and communities of Greene County, Ohio, United States

County seat: Xenia

Cities

Beavercreek
Bellbrook
Centerville‡
Dayton‡
Fairborn
Huber Heights‡
Kettering‡
Xenia

Villages

Bowersville
Cedarville
Clifton‡
Jamestown
Spring Valley
Yellow Springs

Townships

Bath
Beavercreek
Caesarscreek
Cedarville
Jefferson
Miami
New Jasper
Ross
Silvercreek
Spring Valley
Sugarcreek
Xenia

CDPs

Shawnee Hills
Wilberforce
Wright-Patterson AFB

Unincorporated
communities

Byron
Ferry
Gladstone
Goes Station
Grape Grove
New Germany
New Jasper
Oldtown
Paintersville
Roxanna
Stringtown
Trebein
Washington Mills

Footnotes

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Coordinates: 39°42′59″N 83°40′54″W / 39.71639°N 83.68167°W / 39.71639; -83.68167

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Steve Alford

Steve Alford

Alford in December 2009 while coaching at the University of New Mexico

UCLA Bruins

Position
Head coach

League
Pac-12 Conference

Personal information

Born
(1964-11-23) November 23, 1964 (age 52)
Franklin, Indiana

Listed height
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Listed weight
183 lb (83 kg)

Career information

High school
Chrysler (New Castle, Indiana)

College
Indiana (1983–1987)

NBA draft
1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall

Selected by the Dallas Mavericks

Playing career
1987–1991

Position
Point guard

Number
2, 4

Coaching career
1991–present

Career history

As player:

1987–1988
Dallas Mavericks

1988–1989
Golden State Warriors

1989–1991
Dallas Mavericks

As coach:

1991–1995
Manchester

1995–1999
Southwest Missouri State

1999–2007
Iowa

2007–2013
New Mexico

2013–present
UCLA

Career highlights and awards

As player:

NCAA champion (1987)
2× Consensus first-team All-American (1986, 1987)
3× First-team All-Big Ten (1985–1987)
Big Ten MVP (1987)
Indiana Mr. Basketball (1983)

As coach:

Pac-12 Tournament championship (2014)
2× MWC Tournament champion (2012, 2013)
4× MWC regular season champion (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
3x MWC coach of the year (2009, 2010, 2013)
2× Big Ten Tournament champion (2001, 2006)
2× Heartland Conference champion (1994–1995)
3× Sweet Sixteen (1999, 2014, 2015)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Medals

Men’s basketball

Representing the  United States

1984 Los Angeles
Basketball

Stephen Todd Alford (born November 23, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team.
Alford led Indiana University to a national championship in the 1987 NCAA tournament, when Keith Smart hit the winning jump shot against Syracuse. At Indiana, he earned first team All-Big Ten honors three times, and became Indiana’s all-time leading scorer at the time.
Alford played four years in the NBA, for the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. After retiring as a player in 1991, he became a collegiate basketball coach. He has coached at Manchester University, Southwest Missouri State University, the University of Iowa and the University of New Mexico.

Contents

1 Playing career

1.1 Early life and prep career
1.2 Indiana University
1.3 Olympics
1.4 Professional

2 Player profile
3 Coaching career

3.1 Manchester University Spartans
3.2 Mi

Edwin Baker

Edwin Baker may refer to:

Edwin Baker (CNIB) (1893–1968), Canadian co-founder of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Edwin Baker (American football) (born 1991), American football running back
Edwin T. Baker (1873–1936), member of the California Legislature
Edwin Percy Baker (1890–?), English lawn bowler

See also[edit]

Edward Baker (disambiguation)

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