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1868 United States presidential election

The 1868 United States presidential election was the 21st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1868. In the first election of the Reconstruction Era, Republican nominee Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horatio Seymour of the Democratic Party, it was the first presidential election to take place after the conclusion of the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. It was the first election in which African Americans could vote in the Reconstructed Southern states, in accordance with the First Reconstruction Act. Incumbent President Andrew Johnson had succeeded to the presidency in 1865 following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a Republican. Johnson, a War Democrat from Tennessee, had served as Lincoln's running mate in 1864 on the National Union ticket, designed to attract Republicans and War Democrats. Upon accession to office, Johnson clashed with the Republican Congress over Reconstruction policies and was nearly removed from office. Johnson received some support for another term at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, after several ballots, the convention nominated Seymour, who had served as Governor of New York.

The 1868 Republican National Convention unanimously nominated Grant, the highest-ranking Union general at the end of the Civil War. The Democrats criticized the Republican Reconstruction policies, "campaigned explicitly on an anti-black, pro-white platform," while Republicans campaigned on Grant's popularity and the Union victory in the Civil War. Grant decisively won the electoral vote. In addition to his appeal in the North, Grant benefited from votes among the newly enfranchised freedmen in the South, while the temporary political disfranchisement of many Southern whites helped Republican margins; as three of the former Confederate states were not yet restored to the Union, their electors could not vote in the election. Reconstruction and civil rights of former slaves was a hotly debated issue in the Union. Grant supported the Reconstruction plans of the Radical Republicans in Congress, which favored the 14th Amendment, with full citizenship and civil rights for freedmen, including manhood suffrage.

The Democratic platform condemned "Negro supremacy" and demanded a restoration of states' rights, including the right of southern states to determine for themselves whether to allow suffrage for adult freedmen. Republicans charged that Democrats were determined to deny any freedman the vote, regardless of fitness. Democrats charged. By 1868, the Republicans felt strong enough to drop the Union Party label, but wanted to nominate a popular hero for their presidential candidate; the Democratic Party controlled many large Northern states that had a great percentage of the electoral votes. General Ulysses S. Grant announced he was a Republican and was unanimously nominated on the first ballot as the party's standard-bearer at the Republican convention in Chicago, held on May 20–21, 1868. House Speaker Schuyler Colfax, a Radical Republican from Indiana, was nominated for vice president on the sixth ballot, beating out the early favorite, Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio; the Republican platform supported black suffrage in the South as part of the passage to full citizenship for former slaves.

It agreed to let northern states decide individually. It opposed using greenbacks to redeem U. S. bonds, encouraged immigration, endorsed full rights for naturalized citizens, favored Radical Reconstruction as distinct from the more lenient policy of President Andrew Johnson. The Democratic National Convention was held in New York City on July 4–9, 1868; the front-runner in the early balloting was George H. Pendleton, who led on the first 15 ballots, followed in varying order by incumbent president Andrew Johnson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Sanford Church, Asa Packer, Joel Parker, James E. English, James Rood Doolittle, Thomas A. Hendricks; the unpopular Johnson, having narrowly survived impeachment, won 65 votes on the first ballot, less than one-third of the total necessary for nomination, thus lost his bid for election as president in his own right. Meanwhile, the convention chairman Horatio Seymour, former governor of New York, received nine votes on the fourth ballot from the state of North Carolina.

This unexpected move caused "loud and enthusiastic cheering," but Seymour refused, saying, I must not be nominated by this Convention, as I could not accept the nomination if tendered. My own inclination prompted me to decline at the outset, it is impossible with my position, to allow my name to be mentioned in this Convention against my protest. The clerk will proceed with the call. By the seventh ballot Pendleton and Hendricks had emerged as the two front-runners, with Hancock the only other candidate with much support by this point. After numerous indecisive ballots, the names of John T. Hoffman, Francis P. Blair, Stephen Johnson Field were placed in nomination, but none of these candidates gained substantial support. For 21 ballots, the opposing candidates battled it out: the East battling the West for control, the conservatives battling the radicals. Pendleton's support collapsed after the 15th ballot, but went to Hancock rather than Hendricks, leaving the convention still deadlocked; the two leading candidates were determined.

Seymour still hoped it would be Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, but on the 22nd ballot, the chairman of the Ohio delegation announced, "at the unanimous request and demand of the delegation I place Horat

Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau (Paris Métro)

Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau is a station on Line 1 and Line 13 of the Paris Métro in the 8th arrondissement. The stations platforms and access tunnels lie beneath Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Place Clemenceau, it is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 13 platforms were opened on 18 February 1975 as part of the line's extension from Miromesnil, it was the southern terminus of the line until its extension under the Seine to connect with old Line 14, incorporated into Line 13 on 9 November 1976. Situated to the north of the station is the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of France. To the south are the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. Erected along the outside of Georges Clemenceau Place are statues of world leaders involved in the two world wars: Georges Clemenceau, Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill. Roland, Gérard. Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram.

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Lamont Bryan

Lamont Bryan known by the nicknames of "Norman" and "Mr Big Stuff", is a German-born Jamaica international rugby league footballer who plays for the London Skolars in Betfred League 1. Lamont Bryan's usual position is Centre, he can operate at fullback, Wing, or second-row. Bryan was born in Germany to an American father of Jamaican and Ghanian descent, a Jamaican mother, he was brought up in Croydon, played his junior rugby league with the South London Storm. Bryan plays rugby union for Streatham-Croydon RFC. In January 2013 Lamont was signed by the Featherstone Rovers. Where he made a total of 24 appearances, scoring 6 tries in just one season for the club. Lamont signed a deal to play for the London Broncos feeder club the London Skolars in 2014. In 2015, Bryan played for Jamaica in their 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. Just missing out on a finals place, he begun his second spell at Skolars in 2017. London Skolars profile London Broncos profile

I Can Change (Brandon Flowers song)

"I Can Change" is the fourth single by American singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers from his second studio album, The Desired Effect. The song contains elements from "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat. Brandon Flowers wrote "I Can Change" upon request from Swedish house duo Axwell and Ingrosso, who asked if Flowers would collaborate with them for their upcoming album; because Axwell and Ingrosso were unable to finish the song, Flowers decided to record it himself. He noticed similarities between the song he had been given by Axwell and Ingrosso and Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy" and thus decided to sample the melody from it. Coincidentally, Flowers learned that Axwell and Ingrosso sampled "Smalltown Boy" for their 2006 single "Tell Me Why"."I Can Change" features a vocal recording by Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, taken via a cell phone answering machine. Flowers has said of the recording: "We just talked about it, we just had this gap in a verse and we needed to stick something in there. We were talking about it being a speaking part, the greatest musical'speaker' is Neil Tennant!

His voice is like no other. I texted him if he would — he didn't hear the song or the tempo or anything, I just texted him this line. I asked, will you send us a voicemail of yourself saying,'When you're looking for a change'? And, it, he sent us a voice memo, we stuck it onto the track, from the phone. It was done within 20 seconds." Billboard listed it as one of "20 Summer Pop Songs You Need for Your Summer Playlist". Flowers performed this track on The Graham Norton Show and at the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall. Credits adapted from The Desired Effect liner notes

The Main Event (video game)

The Main Event, known in Japan as Ringu no Ōja, is a professional wrestling arcade game released by Konami in 1988. A player selects two different wrestlers as their tag team, they wrestle another tag team. If the player wins, his team moves on to another match. If he loses, he gets an immediate rematch, since the game isn't over until the player's energy falls to zero; some of the game's most distinguishable features were an oversized "Action" button which would flash whenever an attack, submission or pin could be performed. There are three weight classes: Cruiserweights, which specialize in agile moves. Moves are divided in five types: Attack, Grapple 1, Grapple 2, Signature. "Attack" is the performing of a punch, chop or headbutt while in front of an opponent. "Grapple 1" moves. "Grapple 1" moves include the basic headlock, body slam and hiptoss for all three classes. When you or your opponent receive enough damage, "Grapple 2" moves can be performed; these include a dropkick and backbreaker for Cruiserweights, atomic drop, bear hug, pile driver for Heavyweights.

All classes can perform "Aerial" moves such as the flying body attack, flying elbow drop and flying knee drop after climbing the turnbuckle. Each wrestler has a "Signature" move which can be performed at any time during the match if the player is positioned. Which regular move the wrestler performed depended upon the remaining stamina of your opponent, whether or not he's "stunned", right timing and the exact location of your wrestler relative to the opponent. A metal folding chair lying outside the ring could be used as a weapon; some wrestlers could do illegal maneuvers such as biting and choking. Victories reward you with extra energy, matches were won with pins, submission holds, or out-of-ring timeouts. If a double count-out occurs, the referee leaves the ring and the wrestlers continue to fight until one side is pinned or submits. For pins and submission holds, you had to press the "Action" button more than your opponent, moving a status bar beyond a certain point. After each win, a newspaper article shows your winning wrestlers' photo with a headline that they won, as well as their current ranking.

Adding coins to increase your "health" did little to revive your wrestler after a lengthy beating or increase his chances of kicking out of a pin. As the game progressed, the computer opponents became more difficult to beat, the CPU's illegal partner breaking your pins and submissions. However, pinfall victories in these harder levels can still be achieved after performing a certain number of pin attempts. If you move all the way up the ranks and win the Championship Title you defend it against the computer who becomes more difficult; every wrestler a player could choose from was a lookalike of a contemporary WWF wrestler. Characters included El Condor, Conan the Great, The Maui Mauler, Kamikaze Ken, San Antonio Smasher, Saturn Six, Bigfoot Joe, Alan The Empire; the Japanese version of the game is notably different from its American counterpart in several ways: Players could only use Conan the Great and Kamikaze Ken as their wrestlers, there were three buttons instead of two, the game only lasted five matches, if completed, the remaining energy would add as points to the final score.

The game's Soundtrack was produced by Konami Kukeiha Club and published by King Records on July 21, 1989 as part of "Konami Game Music Collection Vol.0" along additional soundtracks from Flak Attack, The Final Round, Gang Busters, City Bomber, Devastators. The Final Round, a boxing arcade game released by Konami that same year, shares many sound samples with The Main Event, most notably the referee's screams and count; the Main Event's game developmental engine was used for several of Konami's hit beat-em-up arcade titles such as Crime Fighters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game is located. In December 2010, The Main Event was re-released on Microsoft's Game Room service for its Xbox 360 video game system as part of Game Pack 013; the game's ROMs have been dumped and are supported in MAME

Armstechno NITI

NITI is a light-weight, stealthy remote-controlled Bulgarian unmanned aerial vehicle. It has been constructed in 2006 by Armstechno Ltd.. It mounts a color surveillance camera, a thermal vision camera, has an option for adding chemical and radioactive contamination dosimeters, its main tasks are air surveillance of contaminated areas, regions with possible terrorist group activity, artillery correction or observation of natural disaster-stricken areas. NITI has a maximum fuel capacity of 38 l, it has a programmable autopilot system and GPS system. In 2011, NITI was evaluated by the Ministry of the Interior of Bulgaria, but the design was rejected due to numerous defects, an unreliable design and the inability of the aircraft to perform its tasks; the CEO of Armstechno Co. blamed the unsatisfactory performance of its UAVs on the poor training of MI operators. Data fromGeneral characteristics Length: 3 m Wingspan: 5.38 m Height:.55 m Wing area: 2.35 m2 Max takeoff weight: 60 kg Powerplant: 1 × 3W 106iB2 2-cylinder air-cooled in-line piston engine, 8 kW Propellers: 2-bladed pusher propellerPerformance Maximum speed: 120 km/h + Cruise speed: 90–110 km/h Range: 500 km Service ceiling: 5,000 m RQ-2 Pioneer RQ-11 Raven