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1940 United States presidential election

The 1940 United States presidential election was the 39th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1940; the election was contested in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican businessman Wendell Willkie to be reelected for an unprecedented third term in office. Roosevelt did not want to campaign for a third term but was driven by worsening conditions in Europe, he and his allies sought to defuse challenges from other party leaders like James Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner. The 1940 Democratic National Convention re-nominated Roosevelt on the first ballot, while Garner was replaced on the ticket by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. Willkie, a dark horse candidate, defeated conservative Senator Robert A. Taft and prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey on the sixth presidential ballot of the 1940 Republican National Convention.

Roosevelt, acutely aware of strong isolationist and non-interventionism sentiment, promised there would be no involvement in foreign wars if he were re-elected. Willkie, who had not run for public office, conducted an energetic campaign and managed to revive Republican strength in areas of the Midwest and Northeast, he criticized perceived incompetence and waste in the New Deal, warned of the dangers of breaking the two-term tradition, accused Roosevelt of secretly planning to take the country into World War II. Willkie was damaged by his association with big business, as many working class voters blamed corporations and business leaders for a large part of the onset of the Great Depression. Roosevelt won a comfortable victory, he maintained his strong support from labor unions, urban political machines, ethnic minority voters, the traditionally Democratic Solid South. Throughout the winter and summer of 1940, there was much speculation as to whether Roosevelt would break with longstanding tradition and run for an unprecedented third term.

The two-term tradition, although not yet enshrined in the Constitution, had been established by George Washington when he refused to run for a third term in 1796. President Roosevelt refused to give a definitive statement as to his willingness to be a candidate again, he indicated to some ambitious Democrats, such as James Farley, that he would not run for a third term and that they could seek the Democratic nomination. However, as Nazi Germany swept through Western Europe and menaced the United Kingdom in the summer of 1940, Roosevelt decided that only he had the necessary experience and skills to see the nation safely through the Nazi threat, he was aided by the party's political bosses, who feared that no Democrat except Roosevelt could defeat the popular Willkie. At the July 1940 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Roosevelt swept aside challenges from Farley and John Nance Garner, his Vice-President. Garner was a Texas conservative who had turned against Roosevelt in his second term because of his liberal economic and social policies.

As a result, Roosevelt decided to pick a new running mate, Henry A. Wallace from Iowa, his Secretary of Agriculture and an outspoken liberal; that choice was strenuously opposed by many of the party's conservatives, who felt Wallace was too radical and "eccentric" in his private life to be an effective running mate. But Roosevelt insisted that without Wallace on the ticket he would decline re-nomination, when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came to Chicago to vouch for Wallace, he won the vice-presidential nomination with 626 votes to 329 for House Speaker William B. Bankhead of Alabama. In the months leading up to the opening of the 1940 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, the Republican Party was divided between the party's isolationists, who wanted to stay out of World War II at all costs, the party's interventionists, who felt that the United Kingdom needed to be given all aid short of war to prevent Nazi Germany from conquering all of Europe; the three leading candidates for the Republican nomination - Senator Robert A. Taft from Ohio, Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg from Michigan, District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey from New York - were all isolationists to varying degrees.

Taft was the leader of the conservative, isolationist wing of the Republican Party, his main strength was in his native Midwestern United States and parts of the Southern United States. Dewey, the District Attorney for Manhattan, had risen to national fame as the "Gangbuster" prosecutor who had sent numerous infamous Mafia figures to prison, most notably Lucky Luciano, the organized-crime boss of New York City. Dewey had won most of the presidential primaries in the spring of 1940, he came into the Republican Convention in June with the largest number of delegate votes, although he was still well below the number needed to win. Vandenberg, the senior Republican in the Senate, was the "favorite son" candidate of the Michigan delegation and was considered a possible compromise candidate if Taft or Dewey faltered. Former President Herbert Hoover was spoken of as a compromise candidate. However, each of these candidates had weaknesses. Taft's outspoken isolationism and opposition to any A

Basilisk Games

Basilisk Games is an independent video game company based in Indianapolis, Indiana that develops video games for the Windows, Mac OS X, Linux platforms. Specializing in role-playing games, the company released its first title Eschalon: Book 1 in 2007; the company consists of one full-time employee, Thomas Riegsecker, as well as several contract employees. Eschalon: Book 1 - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Eschalon: Book II - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Eschalon: Book III - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux A free expansion exists to Book II titled Secrets Of Fathamurk. Basilisk is developing a science fiction role-playing game that will utilize a new game engine. 2007 "Indie RPG of the Year" - Eschalon: Book 1 2007 "Indie RPG of the Year" - Eschalon: Book 1 2007 "Independent RPG of the Year" Runner Up - Eschalon: Book 1 Official website


Danghara is a town in the Khatlon Province of Tajikistan. It is the capital of Danghara District. Danghara is the hometown of Tajikistan's President, Emomali Rahmon as well as the country's first Deputy Prime Minister, Asadullo Ghulomov, a number of other senior government officials and members of parliament. In 2012, Radio Free Europe reported that the town might be the target of a plan to relocate the country's capital city; as of January 2012 ongoing construction of a new international airport, rerouting of a major rail line, complete renovation of the town's roads and extensive building construction had spurred rumors that Danghara might become the nation's new capital city. In 2018, 4 cyclists were killed near Danghara in a terrorist attack. Danghara has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate

Enlisted (TV series)

Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show received critical acclaim. On March 26, 2014, Fox announced that from April 11, Kitchen Nightmares would be airing in Enlisted's timeslot – removing it from the schedule after nine episodes had aired. On May 7, 2014, Fox allowed the final four episodes to air in June; the entire first season was released on DVD on December 9, 2014. Three different brothers, each soldiers in the U. S. Army, find themselves all assigned to the same unit: the fictional A Company, 2nd Battalion, 618th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 18th Infantry Division, at the fictional Fort McGee, located in Florida. While the majority of the base's personnel are deployed overseas, the two younger brothers are assigned to rear detachment – the soldiers left behind to take care of the base; the oldest brother, Staff Sergeant Pete Hill, is returned stateside from Afghanistan after punching a superior officer.

He is assigned to supervise a platoon of misfits. While working together, the brothers are able to strengthen their childhood bonds. Geoff Stults as Staff Sergeant Peter "Pete" Hill Chris Lowell as Corporal Derrick Hill Parker Young as Private First Class Randall "Randy" Hill Keith David as Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody Angelique Cabral as Staff Sergeant Jillian "Jill" Perez Kyle Davis as Private First Class Dobkiss Tania Gunadi as Private First Class Cindy Park Mel Rodriguez as Specialist George Chubowski Mort Burke as Private First Class Mort Gumble Michelle Buteau as Private Tanisha Robinson Maronzio Vance as Private Ruiz Ross Philips as Second Lieutenant Tyson Schneeberger Jessy Hodges as Erin Rob Lamer as Sam Brandon Routh as Brandon Stone The first season aired out of the production order in an effort to build early positive buzz by airing "stronger" episodes first; as a result, some plot points did not play out as intended by the creative team – most noticeably in the fourth episode to air, the tenth episode produced.

This resulted in a "lack of investment in the stakes of said relationship". The football-themed tenth episode had been moved forward to coincide with Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place two days later. Fox pulled Enlisted from its schedule after the ninth aired episode on March 28, 2014; the network stated it would air the remaining four episodes at some point announcing June 1, 2014 as the restart date. Ratings have been poor, but many who enjoy the show blame the Fox network for that and say Enlisted was doomed from the start with its Friday time slot, being paired with the on-its-last-legs Raising Hope, episodes airing out of sequence; the program seemed to be headed for cancellation and was cancelled on May 7, 2014, despite pleas from fans and some TV writers to keep it on the air. The Army Times wrote an editorial asking Fox to give the show another chance in a better time slot; the final four season one episodes were shown on The series premiered in Australia on Eleven on May 18, 2014.

Official website Enlisted on IMDb

India‚ÄďAfrica Forum Summit

The India–Africa Forum Summit is the official platform for the African-Indian relations. IAFS will be held once in every three years, it was first held from April 4 to April 2008 in New Delhi, India. It was the first such meeting between the heads of state and government of India and 14 countries of Africa chosen by the African Union. Libya and Egypt's heads of state did not attend. Rising oil and food prices were the top concerns for the African and Indian leaders during the summit. India has pledged to support at the level of health and education related projects in Africa agricultural sector trade industry and investment peace and security promotion of good governance and civil society information and communication technology Chairperson of the African Union Chairperson of the AU Commission Chairpersons of the eight recognised Regional Economic Communities Chairpersons of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee the five African NEPAD initiating countries The first such summit was held from April 4 to April 8, 2008 in New Delhi, India.

It was the first such meeting between the heads of state and government of India and 14 countries of Africa chosen by the African Union. Libya and Egypt's heads of state did not attend; the second summit was held at the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, with India and 15 African Countries participating. The leaders discussed significant aspects of the India-Africa partnership with the objective of enhancing and widening its ambit for mutual benefit; the third summit in a rotation basis is held in New Delhi, India from 26–30 October 2015. The 5 day summit started with consultations on official level followed by the Head of States/governments level summit on 29 October 2015 with scheduled bilateral meetings on 30 October 2015; this was Modi government's biggest diplomatic outreach involving delegates from a large number of African nations. Earlier the summit in a rotation basis was scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India in December 2014, but Syed Akbaruddin, the official spokesperson of Indian Foreign Ministry told the media that the scheduled summit postponed to 2015 and will include more no. of African leaders unlike previous two occasion where the event was restricted to only 10-15 African countries.

In the largest-ever turnout of African leaders in India, at least 41 leaders-including South African president Jacob Zuma, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed their presence in New Delhi for the India-Africa forum summit on October 2015. Africa-India relations Bandung Conference, the first large-scale Asian–African Conference in 1955 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation United States–Africa Leaders Summit "First India-Africa summit pledges close partnership" "Gaddafi, Mubarak to skip India-Africa summit" Africa–India Forum Summit "External affairs ministry of India

GER Class D27

The GER Class D27 was a class of 2-2-2 steam tender locomotives designed by James Holden for the Great Eastern Railway. In 1888 Holden experimented by removing the side rods of T19 No. 721 to form a 2-2-2. In 1889 the first of a new class appeared: No. 740, built on a'Locomotive and Machinery' account. This was followed by two batches of ten on the more normal'Letter' account. In 1893, they were built with 18-by-24-inch inside cylinders powered by a 140-pound-force-per-square-inch boiler. They were rebuilt with 18-by-25-inch and 160-pound-force-per-square-inch boilers. One of their main spheres was on the Joint Line working expresses to York. In 1896 the class inaugurated the epic making non-stop run to North Walsham using oil-firing. Rous-Martin found that the singles climbed Brentwood Bank more than the 2-4-0s. See Ahrons. Nine locomotives were withdrawn between 1901 and 1903; the surviving eight locomotives in the 770-series were transferred to the duplicate list in July 1904, had their number prefixed with a "0".

The remaining fourteen were withdrawn between 1904 and 1907. J. Holden locomotives – Great Eastern Railway Society