Élie Ducommun was a Swiss peace activist. He was a Nobel laureate, awarded the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Charles Albert Gobat. Born in Geneva, he worked as a tutor, language teacher, journalist and a translator for the Swiss federal Chancellery. In 1867 he helped to found the Ligue de la paix et de la liberté, though he continued working at other positions, including secretary for the Jura-Simplon Steel Company from 1873 to 1891; that year, he was appointed director of the newly formed Bureau international de la paix, the first non-governmental international peace organization, based in Bern. He refused to accept a salary for the position, stating that he wished to serve in this capacity for reasons of idealism, his keen organizational skills ensured the group's success. He was awarded in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1902, served as director of the organization until his death in 1906. List of peace activists Biography at the Nobel Foundation
Hyogo 11th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is based on the 1995 borders of the city of Himeji; as of September 2015, 387,509 eligible voters were registered in the district. Before the electoral reform of 1994, the area formed part of Hyōgo 4th district where four Representatives had been elected by single non-transferable vote. Since the district's creation, it has been represented by two people: Tōru Toida of the Liberal Democratic Party, the son of former representative and health minister Saburō Toida, Takeaki Matsumoto of the Democratic Party of Japan, son of former representative and defense minister Jūrō Matsumoto and great-great-grandson of former prime minister Hirobumi Itō; the 47th election for the House of Representatives held in December 2014 saw Takeaki Matsumoto retain the district for the Democratic Party by once again defeating the LDP candidate Nobuhide Zushi. It was Matsumoto's third consecutive win and he is serving his fifth term as the district's representative and his sixth consecutive term in the House of Representatives.
Zushi was endorsed by Komeito, the LDP's junior coalition partner. The 46th election for the House of Representatives saw Takeaki Matsumoto retain the district by defeating the LDP's candidate, newcomer Nobuhide Zushi. Matsumoto was one of a minority of DPJ members to retain his seat as the party was swept from power, losing 174 of its 231 seats in a landslide victory to the LDP led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Matsumoto was endorsed by the DPJ's coalition partner, the People's New Party, while Zushi was endorsed by Komeito; this election saw the rise of the Japan Restoration Party. The party's candidate in Hyogo 11th, company director Sōichirō Katada, was endorsed by Your Party. Hyogo at-large district - the multi-member district representing Hyogo Prefecture in the House of Councillors
"Modern Love is Automatic" is a 1981 EP by the British new wave band A Flock of Seagulls, written by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds. The song of the same name was showcased on their self-titled album the following year; the song peaked at #19 on the US Dance Club Play chart as a double A-side with Telecommunication. Phil Spector expressed admiration for the song – as with many other tracks on the album – and at one point planned on producing the band's next album. However, this never happened due to a conflict with Jive Records and his reclusive lifestyle; the song details a love-affair between a mismatched pair. As with many of the groups lyrics and videos, there is a suggestion of cosmic energy and other-world imagery; the woman is an "automatic" symbolizing an android of some type. The man is a "cosmic" from another planet; the song closes with the man "locked away". 7" Jive 8 12" Jive T12 A^ Telecommunication produced by Bill Nelson 12" Arista VK22001 B^ Tanglimara produced by Steve Lovell The song's title was used in a 2009 independent movie