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By March 1979, for marketing purposes, the World Wide Wrestling Federation was renamed the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[11] That same year, Vincent J. McMahon's son, Vincent K. McMahon, founded Titan Sports,…
Inc., incorporated on February 21, 1980, originally in Massachusetts.[

In early 1963, Capitol formed the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), the precursor to current-day WWE, following a dispute with the NWA over Buddy Rogers being booked to hold the NWA World Heavyweight
The idea for a fund on behalf of endangered animals was officially proposed by Victor Stolan to Sir Julian Huxley in response to articles he published in the British newspaper The Observer. This proposal led Huxley to put Stolan in contact with Edward Max Nicholson, a person
who had had thirty years experience of linking progressive intellectuals with big business interests through the Political and Economic Planning think tank.[1][14][15] Nicholson thought up the name of the organization and the original panda logo was designed by Sir Peter Scott.
WWF was conceived on 29 April 1961, under the name of World Wildlife Fund. Its first office was opened on 11 September in IUCN's headquarters at Morges, Switzerland.

Morges is first mentioned in 1288 as Morgia. It was known by its German name Morsee though that name is no
longer used. The Bernese government therefore decided to build a commercial and military port in Morges and not in Lausanne-Ouchy. The current port was built with two curved breakwaters between 1691–96 and in 1702 the customs house was finished. With the port, Morges became the
starting point for several trade routes and became the site of a major transshipment point for goods such as salt, wine and grain. He established the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge in 1946 and helped found the World Wide Fund for Nature, the logo of which he designed.
The WWT was founded in 1946 by the ornithologist and artist Sir Peter Scott as the Severn Wildfowl Trust.
The first site at Slimbridge was a centre for research and conservation. In a move unusual at the time, he opened the site to the public so that everyone could enjoy access
to nature. Although starting out at Slimbridge, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust now owns or manages eight other reserves in Britain, and advocates for wetlands and conservation issues world-wide. WWT Consulting is an offshoot of the Wildlife & Wetland Trust and is based at
Slimbridge. It provides ecological surveys and assessments, and offers consultancy services in wetland habitat design, wetland management, biological waste-water treatment systems and the management of reserves and their visitor centres. The Queen in later years became Patron to
the WWT, and Prince Charles became the President.
The WWT was instrumental in saving the nēnē from the brink of extinction in the 1950s. The nene population stands at 2,500 birds, making it the world's rarest goose.[12] It is believed that it was once common, with approximately
25,000 Hawaiian geese living in Hawaiʻi when Captain James Cook arrived in 1778.[8] Hunting and introduced predators, such as small Asian mongooses, pigs, and cats, reduced the population to 30 birds by 1952.[8] The species breeds well in captivity, and has been successfully re-
introduced. In 2004, it was estimated that there were 800 birds in the wild, as well as 1,000 in wildfowl collections and zoos.[8] There is concern about inbreeding due to the small initial population of birds. The nature reserve WWT Slimbridge, in England, was instrumental in
Captain James Cook FRS (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy, famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 in the Pacific Ocean and to Australia in particular.
Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec, which brought him to the attention of
the Admiralty and the Royal Society. This acclaim came at a crucial moment in his career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HMS Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.

The roots of Endeavor can be traced
to the ICM Agency, where founders Emanuel, Rosen, Strickler, and Greenblatt were all top television agents. In early 1995, they formed a plan to start their own agency, which was ultimately discovered by ICM Chairman Jeff Berg.[2]
On March 29, the four agents were fired from ICM
and immediately formed Endeavor. The agency began operations on March 30, working mainly with television clients from an office above the former Islands Restaurant in South Beverly Hills. Co-founder Ari Emanuel and the Endeavor Agency were the basis for the character Ari Gold,
and his Miller Gold Agency, on HBO's Entourage. The Endeavor talent department grew dramatically during the next eight years, mainly with the 2001 addition of former CAA talent head, Patrick Whitesell. Whitesell and WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel have been characterized as “rewriting
the Hollywood script,” and they have been named to Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list. Whitesell resides in Beverly Hills, California. He is divorced from Lauren Sanchez, and has two children. Sánchez has a son Nikko, born in 2001, from her relationship with former NFL
tight end Tony Gonzalez. In August 2005, Sánchez married Patrick Whitesell, a Hollywood agent and founding partner of Endeavor.[7] She has a son and daughter with Whitesell: Evan, born 2006, and Ella, born in 2008.[8][9]
In February 2019, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published a
blog post alleging that National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. had attempted blackmail and extortion in connection with Bezos' alleged affair with Sánchez.[10] In April 2019, Sánchez and Whitesell filed for divorce,[11] which was finalized in October of that year.[12]
As of 2020, Sánchez is commonly described as Bezos' girlfriend. Bezos initially named his new company Cadabra but later changed the name to Amazon after the Amazon River in South America, in part because the name begins with the letter A, which is at the beginning of the alphabet
In 2013, Bezos secured a $600-million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on behalf of Amazon Web Services His parents were Katharine Graham (née Meyer), later a publisher of The Washington Post, and her husband, Philip Graham.[3][4] His maternal grandmother,
was Agnes Meyer.[3][4] His maternal grandfather, Eugene Meyer, bought the bankrupt Post shortly after stepping down as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in mid-1933. Bezos has cited Jeff Immelt (of New Enterprise Associates),[169] Warren Buffett (of Berkshire Hathaway), Jamie
Dimon (of JPMorgan Chase), and Bob Iger (of Walt Disney) as major influences on his leadership style. In February 2020, Bezos purchased the Warner Estate from David Geffen for $165 million,[227][228] a record price paid for a residence in the Los Angeles area On February 7,
2019, Bezos published an online essay in which he accused American Media, Inc. owner David Pecker of "extortion and blackmail" for threatening to publish intimate photos of Bezos and Lauren Sánchez, if he did not stop his investigation into how his text messages and other
photos had been leaked to the National Enquirer.[In March 2018, Bezos met in Seattle with Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, to discuss investment opportunities for Saudi Vision 2030.[257] In March 2019, Bezos's security consultant
accused the Saudi government of hacking Bezos's phone. According to BBC, Bezos's top security staffer, Gavin de Becker, "linked the hack to the Washington Post's coverage of the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul". Khashoggi, a Saudi
journalist and dissident was employed as a writer at the Washington Post, owned by Bezos.

Forensic analysis of Bezos's mobile phone conducted by advisory firm FTI Consulting, concluded it "highly probable" that the hack was achieved using a malicious file hidden in a video sent
in a WhatsApp message to Bezos from the personal account of the crown prince on May 1, 2018. Saudi Arabia has denied the claim. WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is an American freeware, cross-platform centralized messaging voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook.
WhatsApp was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of Yahoo!. In March, WhatsApp partnered with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to provide messaging hotlines for people to get information on the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic. That same month, WhatsApp
began testing a feature to help users find out more information and context about information they receive. In May 2019, WhatsApp was attacked by hackers who installed spyware on a number of victims' smartphones. The hack, allegedly developed by Israeli surveillance technology
firm NSO Group, injected malware onto WhatsApp users’ phones via a remote-exploit bug in the app's Voice over IP calling functions. NSO's founders are ex-members of Unit 8200, the Israeli Intelligence Corps unit responsible for collecting signals intelligence. Unit 8200 was
established in 1952 using primitive surplus American military equipment. Originally, it was called the 2nd Intelligence Service Unit and then the 515th Intelligence Service Unit. In 1954, the unit moved from Jaffa to its current base at the Glilot junction. Many media reports
alleged that Unit 8200 was responsible for the creation of the Stuxnet computer worm that in 2010 infected industrial computers, including Iranian nuclear facilities.

In 2016, it was revealed that General James Cartwright, the former head of the U.S. Strategic Command, had
leaked information related to Stuxnet. He later plead guilty for lying to FBI agents pursuing an investigation into the leak. On 17 January 2017, he was granted a full pardon in this case by President Obama, thus expunging his conviction.
In June 2013, it was reported that Cartwright had received a "target letter" from the U.S. Justice Department, informing him that he was under investigation for leaking classified information about Stuxnet, a computer virus used in a U.S.-Israel cyberattack against centrifuges
in Iranian nuclear facilities (see Operation Olympic Games).[20] Federal investigators reportedly suspected that Cartwright leaked details of the operation to a New York Times reporter.[21]
In March 2015, the Washington Post reported that the sensitive leak investigation, led by
Rod J. Rosenstein, had "stalled amid concerns that a prosecution in federal court could force the government to confirm" information about the highly classified program.

Kian was a member of the Board of Directors of the Export–Import Bank of the United States from 2006 to
2011,[2][3] after being nominated by President George W. Bush and receiving Senate confirmation.[4]
Kian was a partner of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn in the Flynn Intel Group and worked with the incoming Trump administration's transition team on
matters relating to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Formal negotiations toward JCPOA began with the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action, an interim agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries in November 2013. Iran and the P5+1 countries engaged in
negotiations for the next 20 months and, in April 2015, agreed on a framework for the final agreement. In July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 confirmed agreement on the plan, along with the "Roadmap Agreement" between Iran and the IAEA. The name "Fancy Bear" is derived from the coding
system that Dmitri Alperovitch uses for hacker groups. "Bear" indicates that the hackers are from Russia. Fancy refers to "Sofacy", a word in the malware that reminded the analyst who found it, of Iggy Azalea's song "Fancy". Fancy Bear's targets have included Eastern European
governments and militaries, the country of Georgia and the Caucasus, Ukraine,[21] security-related organizations such as NATO, as well as US defense contractors Academi (formerly known as Blackwater and Xe Services), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC),[22]
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon.[21] Fancy Bear has also attacked citizens of the Russian Federation that are political enemies of the Kremlin, including former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Maria Alekhina of the band Pussy Riot. In 2011–2012, Fancy Bear's first-
stage malware was the "Sofacy" or SOURFACE implant. During 2013, Fancy Bear added more tools and backdoors, including CHOPSTICK, CORESHELL, JHUHUGIT, and ADVSTORESHELL. In June 2016, Cozy Bear was implicated alongside the hacker group Fancy Bear in the Democratic National
Committee cyber attacks.[2] While the two groups were both present in the Democratic National Committee's servers at the same time, they appeared to be unaware of the other, each independently stealing the same passwords and otherwise duplicating their efforts.[14] A CrowdStrike
forensic team determined that while Cozy Bear had been on the DNC's network for over a year, Fancy Bear had only been there a few weeks.[15] Cozy Bear's more sophisticated tradecraft and interest in traditional long-term espionage suggest that the group originates from a separate
Russian intelligence agency.[The impact of the attack prompted the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue a rare emergency directive.[30][31] Approximately 18,000 SolarWinds clients were exposed to SUNBURST, including several U.S. federal agencies.
Former NPPD Under-Secretary Christopher Krebs was CISA's first Director, and former Deputy Under-Secretary Matthew Travis was its first Deputy Director.[5][6] The expected role of CISA is to improve cybersecurity across all levels of government, coordinate cybersecurity programs
with U.S. states, and improve the government's cybersecurity protections against private and nation-state hackers. Krebs's professional work has focused on cybersecurity and risk management issues. He served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Image
Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection, and later worked in the private sector as Director for Cybersecurity Policy for Microsoft. . In November 2018, the National Protection and Programs Directorate was replaced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
(CISA), and Krebs remained as director of the agency.[4]
It was reported that Krebs was being considered to serve as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security after the departure of Kevin McAleenan,[7] although he was reported to be uninterested in the positio
On August 14, 2020, the Government Accountability Office released a finding that "upon the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the express terms of the then existing designation required the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to assume
that title instead of the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin McAleenan." The official who should have been Acting Secretary at the time of Nielsen's resignation is Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher C. Krebs.
This finding also meant that McAleenan's successor Chad Wolf and his Deputy Acting Secretary Ken Cuccinelli did not appropriately obtain their positions.
After serving as a national security advisor to Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, he joined the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2005, managing the Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center. From August 2017 to January 2019, he served as a senior counselor
to then-Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Jon Llewellyn Kyl (/ˈkaɪl/ KYLE; born April 25, 1942)[1] is an American politician who served as a United States Senator for Arizona from 1995 to 2013 and again in 2018. A Republican, he held both of Arizona's Senate seats at different times,
serving alongside John McCain during his first stint. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, succeeding Arizona native, conservative icon, and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater upon Goldwater's retirement. Goldwater also flew "the hump", one of the
most dangerous routes for supply planes during WWII, as it required aircraft to fly directly over the Himalayas in order to deliver desperately needed supplies to the Republic of China.[26]
Following World War II, Goldwater was a leading proponent of creating the
United States Air Force Academy, and later served on the Academy's Board of Visitors. Cornelius Vander Starr established his first insurance company in Shanghai, China in 1919. Today, Starr is capable of writing in 128 countries on six continents.
Maurice R. Greenberg is the
current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starr. In 2005, Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), a former Starr subsidiary, which became the first fully licensed foreign insurance company in China. It has been reported that he
worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II while in China,[5] and was the chief operative behind former American air force officer Claire L. Chennault, who orchestrated the OSS-bankrolled American Volunteer Group (better known as the "Flying Tigers") to
fight to drive out the Japanese and return Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to dominance in China. Starr and the OSS later backing Chiang over communist leader Mao Zedong.

Newly declassified U.S. intelligence files tell the remarkable story of the ultra-secret Insurance
Intelligence Unit, a component of the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA, and its elite counterintelligence branch X-2.[6]
After World War II, Starr hired O.S.S. captain Duncan Lee, a lawyer, who became the long-term general counsel of AIG.
AIG left China in
early 1949, as Mao led the advance of the Communist People's Liberation Army on Shanghai,[7][8] and Starr moved the company headquarters to its current home in New York City.
The C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University was named for Starr in recognition of an endowment gift by the Starr Foundation in 1981. The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of Illinois. There is also the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the
University of California, Berkeley, which houses 900,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other East Asian languages, making it one of the top two such collections in the United States outside of the Library of Congress.[
Starr was also an early investor in skiing at Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont,[13] acquiring the Stowe Mountain Resort in 1949. Underhill is home to the highest summit within the State, Mount Mansfield, which has a peak elevation of 4,393 feet (1,339 m) above sea level.
Summit House on the top of Mt. Mansfield was finished just as the Civil War broke out, and the stately 300-room Mansfield House occupied most of the present village. Known as the “Big Hotel”, the Mansfield House burned to the ground in 1889.
The Depot Building, located adjacent to the Green Mountain Inn, was built in 1897 as a depot for the Mt. Mansfield Electric Railway. Running the 11 miles between Waterbury and Stowe, this train carried both passengers and freight until 1932. Alpine skiing came to Vermont when
the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933.[2] The National Ski Patrol was based on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol,[3] the oldest in the nation founded in 1934.
Stowe Mountain Resort was long owned in its entirety by the Mount
Mansfield Company.[4] It in turn was owned since 1949 by insurance mogul C.V. Starr, founder of the American International Group.[4] AIG became the primary owner in 1988,[5] until selling ski-related operations and facilities at the resort to Vail Resorts on February 21, 2017.

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