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1880 United States presidential election

The 1880 United States presidential election was the 24th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1880. The voter turnout rate was one of the highest in the nation's history. Incumbent President Rutherford B. Hayes did not seek re-election, keeping a promise made during the 1876 campaign. After the longest convention in the party's history, the divided Republicans chose another Ohioan, Representative James A. Garfield, as their standard-bearer; the Democratic Party chose General Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania as their nominee. The dominance of the two major parties began to fray as an upstart left-wing party, the Greenback Party, nominated another Civil War general for president, Iowa Congressman James B. Weaver. In a campaign fought over issues of Civil War loyalties and Chinese immigration and Hancock each took just over 48 percent of the popular vote. Weaver and two other minor candidates, Neal Dow and John W. Phelps, together made up the remaining percentage.

The election of 1880 was the sixth consecutive presidential election won by the Republicans, the second longest winning streak in American history after the Democratic-Republican Party during the period 1800–1824. In the end, the popular vote totals of the two main candidates were separated by 1,898 votes, the smallest victory in the popular vote recorded. In the electoral college, Garfield's victory was decisive. Hancock's sweep of the Southern states was not enough for victory, but it cemented his party's dominance of the region for generations; this is the first presidential election in which people in every state were able to vote for president. Since before the Civil War, the two major parties were the Republicans and the Democrats, after the end of the Reconstruction Era in 1877, the national electorate was divided between them. Party membership was only based on ideology. Most Northern Protestants voted Republican. On the other hand, white Southerners and Northern Catholics voted Democratic.

Tariff reform and the gold standard divided the country and the major parties. The monetary debate was over the basis for the value of the United States dollar. Nothing but gold and silver coin had been legal tender in the United States until the Civil War, when the mounting costs of the war forced the United States Congress to issue "greenbacks". Greenbacks helped pay for the war, but resulted in the most severe inflation since the American Revolution. After the war and other creditors wanted to return to a gold standard. At the same time, debtors benefited from the way inflation reduced the real value of their debts, workers and some businessmen liked the way inflation made for easy credit; the issue cut across parties, producing dissension among Republicans and Democrats alike and spawning a third party, the Greenback Party, in 1876, when both major parties nominated "hard money" candidates. Monetary debate intensified as Congress demonetized silver in 1873 and began redeeming greenbacks in gold by 1879, while limiting their circulation.

As the 1880 election season began, the nation's money was backed by gold alone, but the issue was far from settled. Tariff policy was a source of conflict in late 19th-century American politics. During the Civil War, Congress raised protective tariffs to new heights; this was done to pay for the war, but because high tariffs were popular in the North. A high tariff meant that foreign goods were more expensive, which made it easier for American businesses to sell goods domestically. Republicans supported high tariffs as a way to increase prosperity. Democrats condemned them as a source of higher prices for goods, whereas the higher revenues that they generated for the federal government were not needed after the conclusion of the Civil War. Many Northern Democrats supported high tariffs, for the same economic reasons that Northern Republicans did. In the interest of party unity, they sought to avoid the question as much as possible. Four years earlier, in the election of 1876, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio defeated Democrat Samuel J. Tilden of New York in one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in the nation's history.

The results indicated a Democratic victory, but the electoral votes of several states were disputed until just a few days before the new president was to be inaugurated. Members of both parties in Congress agreed to convene a bipartisan Electoral Commission, which decided the race for Hayes. For Democrats, the "stolen election" became a rallying cry, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives spent much of 1878 investigating it, although they failed to turn up any new evidence against their Republican foes. At first, Tilden was seen as the front-runner for the 1880 nomination. For leading Republicans, Hayes's inauguration in 1877 signaled the start of backroom maneuverings for the nomination in 1880. Before his electio

Mori no Asagao

Mori no Asagao is a Japanese manga series by Mamora Gōda. It won the 11th Grand Prize for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007, it was adapted into a live-action television drama in 2010. New prison guard Naoki Oikawa gets assigned to the death row section, he strikes a friendship with Watase Mitsuru, rather conveniently, far from being a sadist, a sociopathic killer or rapist, dangerous to society or particularly cruel, is quite a sympathetic character, someone that, unable to get justice from the system, killed the man that murdered his parents. The fact that he did not target defenceless and innocent victims for no good reason, but rather had a motive that could be understood, allows the guard to put himself in his shoes and understand his reasons and point of view, provides a contrast between the unfairness of his circumstances, his undeserved fate, the fact that system had failed to vindicate his parents, leaving him with no other alternative besides being cast in the role of the powerless victim.

Naoki begins to wonder about the necessity of the death penalty and the meanings of such concepts as repentance and forgiveness. Atsushi Itō – Naoki Oikawa Arata – Mitsuru Watase Yuu Kashii – Asami Sawasaki Haruka KinamiKana Mochizuki Akira Emoto – Keizukuri Hukahori Sansei Shiomi – Yuzo Wakaboyashi Mitsuki Tanimura – Yoshioka Koharu Youichi Nukumizu – Toshikazu Seko Bengal – Toshiyuki Tanizaki Masahiro Toda – Kazuaki Satonaka Yasuyuki Maekawa – Ryo Goto Ren Oosugi – Seido Oikawa Yoshie Ichige – Sawako Oikawa Akiko Aizuki – Takako Toma Shido Nakamura – Tadashishi Kouzai Naomasa Musaka – Akira Ishimine Koji Ohkura – Katsuhiro Hoshiyama Yuri Nakamura – Taeko Kuramoti Mitsuru Hirata – Takeshi Sasano Mari Hamada – Victim's parents Yumiko Shaku – Yuko Nishida Kanji TsudaSako Nishi Yuki Imai – Shinya Hukuda Hiromasa Taguchi – Kengo Hukuda Ryo Ishibashi – Eichiro Akashi Minoru Tanaka – Takashi Touzyou Kotaro ShigaChief Justice Mashima Hidekazu – Kento Yamamoto Saki Matsuda – Miyoko Yoshikawa Yojin Hino – President of shipping company Rei Okamoto – Kazuko Funaki Mayuko Nishiyama – TV drama official website at TV Tokyo

Cornellà Riera (Llobregat–Anoia Line)

Cornellà Riera is a railway station on the Llobregat–Anoia Line. It is located underneath Passeig dels Ferrocarrils Catalans, in the Cornellà de Llobregat municipality, to the south-west of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain, it is served by Barcelona Metro line 8, Baix Llobregat Metro lines S33, S4 and S8, commuter rail lines R5, R6, R50 and R60. The station was opened in 1985, when the line's section between Sant Josep and Cornellà Riera stations was put underground; the original at-grade station dates from 1912, the current underground station is more or less situated underneath it. Cornellà Riera serves as the main public transport access to RCD Espanyol's Cornellà-El Prat Stadium. Information and photos of the station at Information and photos of the station at WEFER Video on train operations at the station on YouTube

Corruption in Paraguay

Observers maintain that corruption in Paraguay remains a major impediment to the emergence of stronger democratic institutions and sustainable economic development in Paraguay. President Nicanor Duarte's measures to combat corruption have included increased penalties for tax evasion and other measures to increase tax revenue, greater oversight of government spending, a crackdown on the trade of contraband and counterfeit goods, he removed members of the Supreme Court after corruption allegations surfaced against them. Transparency International's 2016 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 123rd place out of 176 countries; this ranking was an improvement from 2004 when the country was classified among the six most corrupt countries in the world and the second most corrupt in the Western Hemisphere. The opposition, has claimed that anti-corruption efforts have not been far-reaching enough because they have not addressed the clientelism, pervasive in Paraguayan politics or the dominance of the Colorado Party in governmental institutions.

Crime in Paraguay

Heartbreaker (2010 film)

Heartbreaker is a 2010 French romantic comedy film starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier and François Damiens. The bulk of the story takes place in Monaco. Charming attractive Alex, his sister Mélanie, her husband Marc, operate a unique business for concerned third-party clients—breaking up relationships, but only where the woman is "not knowingly unhappy." The trio concoct elaborate and sometimes expensive ruses to deceive the women. After each woman has fallen for his act, Alex tells her she has made him come alive again, but that it is too late for him; the women leave their relationships to seek men who make them feel the way Alex has. They are hired by a wealthy man, a florist and gangster, to prevent the wedding of his daughter Juliette to a wealthy Englishman of whom he does not approve, Jonathan; the main problem is. The task is further complicated because, after doing a lot of research, the couple appear to be in love and perfect for each other, they could not find the usual "flaws" in the couple that they use to cause break-ups.

So, at first, Alex turns down the job, massively in debt to a loan shark through his own lavish spending on the business, he is pressured into putting aside his honourable principles to complete the impossible task with only five days until the wedding. Alex becomes Juliette's ` bodyguard' in order to gain constant access to her. While on the job, Alex finds out things that Juliette likes and pretends to like these things as well to impress her; the two develop feelings for each other but the early arrival of Jonathan disrupts Alex's access to Juliette. The night before the wedding, Juliette is restless, she and Alex sneak out and have a wonderful time, including recreating the'climactic lift' scene from Dirty Dancing, early the next morning Juliette confesses her feelings for him. Alex begins his usual script but, realising he cannot be with her after how he has deceived her, abruptly changes it and says she should get married; the next day, as the group leave the hotel, Marc inadvertently drops Juliette's case file in front of her.

Seeing the surveillance photos and her background information, she realizes her father has hired Alex to try to stop the wedding. At the airport Mélanie, after observing the'goings on' the last several days, chides Alex for walking away from real love to return to an empty life of fake seduction, he runs toward the wedding from the airport. Meanwhile, Juliette's father tells her that while Jonathan is a decent man, she will be bored with him; as they are walking down the aisle, he tells her that Alex refused to take any payment for the contract. Before reaching the end of the aisle, Juliette turns and runs away from the ceremony to find Alex; the two meet and kiss after Alex confesses that he hates Roquefort and George Michael and had never seen Dirty Dancing, is broke and sleeps in his office, but he needs to see her every day. As the end credits roll, back at the'non-wedding', it is revealed that the loan shark to whom Alex owes money works for Juliette's father, while Juliette's scheming friend Sophie flirts with Jonathan.

Mélanie and Marc alone attempt another'seduction', but Marc doesn't quite have Alex's charm to pull it off successfully. Romain Duris as Alex Lippi Vanessa Paradis as Juliette Van Der Becq Julie Ferrier as Mélanie François Damiens as Marc Andrew Lincoln as Jonathan Helena Noguerra as Sophie Jean-Yves Lafesse as Dutour Jacques Frantz as Van Der Becq Philippe Lacheau as The boyfriend Audrey Lamy as The Cop Victoria Silvstedt makes a cameo as the lady in the blue Ferrari. Since its release in France and other territories such as Belgium and the French-speaking region of Switzerland, the film has grossed €32.7 million. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 70%, based on 76 reviews, with an average score of 6.7/10. The site's consensus reads, "While on the fluffier side of French comedy, Heartbreaker benefits from never taking itself too -- and from the performance of the ever-charming Romain Duris.". At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 59, based on 22 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Following the film's success in France it was announced that Working Title Films had acquired US remake rights. Official website Heartbreaker on IMDb Video Interview with Pascal Chaumeil and Romain Duris for Heartbreaker

2017–18 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team

The 2017–18 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey for her 17th season; the team played its home games at the Ferrell Center in Waco and were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 33–2, 18–0 in Big 12 to win the Big 12 regular season title, they won the Big 12 Women's Tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Grambling State and Michigan in the first and second rounds before getting upset by Oregon State in the sweet sixteen. For the 2016 -- 17 season, Baylor finished 17 -- 1 in the Big 12 to win the regular season title, they advanced to the championship game of the Big 12 Women's Tournament, where they were upset by West Virginia. They earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament as a No. 1 seed, where they defeated Texas Southern and California in the first and second rounds, Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Mississippi State in the Elite Eight.