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1952 United States presidential election

The 1952 United States presidential election was the 42nd quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1952. Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower won a landslide victory over Democrat Adlai Stevenson, ending a string of Democratic Party wins that stretched back to 1932. Incumbent Democratic President Harry S. Truman had remained silent about whether he would seek another full term, but the unpopular incumbent announced his withdrawal from the race following his defeat in the New Hampshire primary by Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver. After Truman's withdrawal, the president and other party leaders threw their support behind Stevenson, the moderate Governor of Illinois. Stevenson emerged victorious on the third presidential ballot of the 1952 Democratic National Convention, defeating Kefauver, Senator Richard Russell Jr. of Georgia, other candidates. The Republican nomination was contested by conservative Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio and Eisenhower, a general, popular for his leadership in World War II.

With the support of Thomas E. Dewey and other party leaders, Eisenhower narrowly prevailed over Taft at the 1952 Republican National Convention; the Republicans chose a young senator from California, as Eisenhower's running mate. Republicans attacked Truman's handling of the Korean War and the broader Cold War, alleged that Soviet spies had infiltrated the U. S. government. Democrats faulted Eisenhower for failing to condemn Republican Senator Joe McCarthy and other reactionary Republicans who they alleged had engaged in reckless and unwarranted attacks. Stevenson tried to separate himself from the unpopular Truman administration, instead campaigning on the popularity of the New Deal and lingering fears of another Great Depression under a Republican administration. Eisenhower retained his enormous popularity from the war, as seen in his campaign slogan, "I Like Ike." Eisenhower's popularity and Truman's unpopularity led to a Republican victory, Eisenhower won 55% of the popular vote. He carried every state outside of the South and won several Southern states that had always voted for Democrats since the end of Reconstruction.

Republicans won control of both houses of Congress. The fight for the Republican nomination was between General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who became the candidate of the party's moderate eastern establishment; the moderate Eastern Republicans were led by New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the party's presidential nominee in 1944 and 1948; the moderates tended to be interventionists, who felt that America needed to fight the Cold War overseas and confront the Soviet Union in Eurasia. The moderates were concerned with ending the Republicans' losing streak in presidential elections. For this reason, Dewey himself declined the notion of a third run for president though he still had a large amount of support within the party; the GOP had been out of power for 20 years, the sentiment that a proper two-party system needed to be reestablished was strong a Republican Party in control of the White House would have more incentive to rein in unpopular demagogues such as Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy. The conservative Republicans, led by Taft, were based in the Midwest and parts of the South.

The Midwest was a bastion of conservatism and isolationist sentiment, dislike of Europeans, in particular Great Britain, was common, there was a widespread feeling that the British manipulated US foreign policy and were eager to kowtow to the Soviet Union, although attitudes were beginning to change among the younger generation who had fought in World War II. Taft had unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 1940 and 1948 presidential elections, losing both times to moderate candidates from New York. Taft, 63, felt that this was his last chance to run for president and so his friends and supporters worked extra hard to ensure that he would win the nomination. Warren, although popular in California, refused to campaign in the presidential primaries and thus limited his chances of winning the nomination, he did retain the support of the California delegation, his supporters hoped that, in the event of an Eisenhower–Taft deadlock, Warren might emerge as a compromise candidate. After being persuaded to run, Eisenhower scored a major victory in the New Hampshire primary, when his supporters wrote his name onto the ballot, giving him an upset victory over Taft.

However, from there until the Republican Convention the primaries were divided evenly between the two, by the time the convention opened, the race for the nomination was still too close to call. Taft won the Nebraska, Wisconsin and South Dakota primaries, while Eisenhower won the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Oregon primaries. Stassen and Warren only won their home states of Minnesota and California which ended their chances of earning the nomination. General Douglas MacArthur got ten delegates from various states, but had made it clear from early in the race that he had no interest in being nominated; when the 1952 Republican National Convention opened in Chicago, most political experts rated Taft and Eisenhower as neck-and-neck in the delegate vote totals. Eisenhower's managers, led by Dewey and Massachusetts

2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification

The 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying competition is a men's under-19 football competition that will determine the seven teams joining the automatically qualified hosts Northern Ireland in the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament. Apart from Northern Ireland, 53 of the remaining 54 UEFA member national teams entered the qualifying competition. Players born on or after 1 January 2001 are eligible to participate; the qualifying competition consists of two rounds: Qualifying round: Apart from Portugal, which receive a bye to the elite round as the teams with the highest seeding coefficient, the remaining 52 teams are drawn into 13 groups of four teams. Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw; the 13 group winners, the 13 runners-up, the third-placed team with the best record against the first and second-placed teams in their group advance to the elite round. Elite round: The 28 teams are drawn into seven groups of four teams.

Each group is played in single round-robin format at one of the teams selected as hosts after the draw. The seven group winners qualify for the final tournament; the schedule of each group is as follows, with two rest days between each matchday: In the qualifying round and elite round, teams are ranked according to points, if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings: Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams. To determine the best third-placed team from the qualifying round, the results against the teams in fourth place are discarded; the following criteria are applied: Points. The draw for the qualifying round was held on 6 December 2018, 10:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland; the teams were seeded according to their coefficient ranking, calculated based on the following: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament and qualifying competition 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament and qualifying competition 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament and qualifying competition 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament and qualifying competition Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, one team from Pot D.

Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel, the following pairs of teams could not be drawn in the same group: Spain and Gibraltar and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo and Armenia. NotesTeams marked in bold have qualified for the final tournament; the qualifying round must be played by 19 November 2019. Times up to 26 October 2019 are CEST, thereafter times are CET, as listed by UEFA; the Switzerland v Republic of Ireland and Austria v Gibraltar matches scheduled to be played on 13 November 2019 at 11:00 and 14:30 were postponed to 14 November at 13:00 due to snow. To determine the best third-placed team from the qualifying round which advance to the elite round, only the results of the third-placed teams against the first and second-placed teams in their group are taken into account; the draw for the elite round was held on 3 December 2019, 12:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The teams were seeded according to their results in the qualifying round.

Portugal, which received a bye to the elite round, were automatically seeded into Pot A. Each group contained one team from Pot A, one team from Pot B, one team from Pot C, one team from Pot D. Teams from the same qualifying round group could not be drawn in the same group. Based on the decisions taken by the UEFA Emergency Panel and Ukraine could not be drawn in the same group; the elite round was scheduled to be played in spring 2020. On 12 March 2020, UEFA announced that the elite round had been postponed due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Times up to 28 March 2020 are CET, thereafter times are CEST, as listed by UEFA; the following eight teams qualify for the final tournament. In the qualifying round, there were 306 goals scored in 78 matches, for an average of 3.92 goals per match. In the elite round, there have been 0 goals scored in 0 match, for an average of -nan goals per match. First matches will be played in spring 2020. In total, there have been 306 goals scored for an average of 3.92 goals per match.

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St Peter's Church, Cound

St Peter's Church is in the grounds of Cound Hall, Shropshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Condover, the archdeaconry of Ludlow, the diocese of Hereford, its benefice is united with those of 13 other parishes to form the benefice of Wenlock. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building; the church is dedicated to Saint Peter because of its medieval association with Shrewsbury Abbey, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. The oldest part of the church is the nave; the south aisle was rebuilt during the following century. The west tower was added in the 15th century. In 1841 or 1842 the north aisle was built, the nave and south aisle were restored. In 1862 the chancel was built at the expense of Cound Hall. Both the north aisle and the chancel were designed by the Shrewsbury architect S. Pountney Smith. In 1889–91 the north vestry was added, re-using the 13th-century priest's door, the architects being Paley and Austin of Lancaster.

The church is constructed in yellow sandstone. In the older parts of the building the colours are used randomly, the 19th-century additions they are deliberately arranged; the roof is tiled. The plan of the church consists of a four bay nave, a three-bay south aisle with a porch, a four-bay north aisle, a four-bay chancel rising to a higher level, a west tower; the tower is in two stages: it stands on a plinth, its features include diagonal buttresses, a three-light west window, a northeast stair turret, a clock face on the west side, three-light bell openings, a battlemented parapet with eight pinnacles. On the summit of the tower is a pyramidal cap with a weathervane. On the side of the south aisle is two-light windows; the windows along the side of the north aisle have two lights. The windows on the side of the chancel have two lights, its east window is large, with five lights. There is a doorway on the south side of the chancel. In the north vestry are two-light windows and a rose window; the arcades are carried on circular piers.

In the south aisle are an aumbry. The font is Norman, dating from the 12th century; the pulpit is dated 1633, is carved with colonnettes and panels. The tower screen was in the chancel. In the chancel are re-used medieval tiles. Over the chancel arch is part of a 15th-century wall painting of the Last Judgement; the stained glass includes a small 14th-century figure in the east window of the south aisle. The east window of the chancel contains glass of 1891 by Kempe, in the south aisle is a window of 1909 by Herbert Bryans. On the walls of the church are monuments, the oldest being dated 1736. On the north wall of the chancel is the monument of Edward Cressett, Bishop of Llandaff, who died in 1755; the two-manual pipe organ was built in the 1890s by Henry Fincham, overhauled in 1968 by Peter Hutchins. There is a ring of six bells, all cast in 1726 by Abraham Rudhall II. In the churchyard are five structures, each of, listed at Grade II. To the south of the church is a sandstone chest tomb dated 1815 to the memory of Thomas Phipps.

To the east of this is another sandstone chest tomb. Nearby is the chest tomb of Sir John Colt. To the northeast of the church is an 18th-century dovecote; this is a two-storey structure with an octagonal plan, in red brick with sandstone dressings and a tiled pyramidal roof. Inside its walls are nesting boxes. To the southeast of the church is a sandstone cross base dating from the 18th century or earlier, it consists of four circular steps with a square socket. The churchyard contains three war graves of British soldiers of World War I. Buried here is Admiral Sir Cecil Thursby, who saw distinguished service in the same war. Grade I listed churches in Shropshire Listed buildings in Cound

Xavier Chen

Xavier Chen is a Belgian-born Taiwanese footballer who plays predominantly as a right back. He last played for KV Mechelen in the top flight of football in Belgium, he began his youth career with Anderlecht. He has played for KV Kortrijk and Guizhou Renhe, he is a free agent. Chen was born to a Taiwanese father, his paternal grandfather is a former diplomat. Chen started his senior career in KV Kortrijk, but gained recognition in his first stint with KV Mechelen, where he became captain. Due to the inconvenience of traveling back and forth between Belgium and Taiwan, Chen decided to move to Chinese side Guizhou Renhe when he accepted CTFA's invitation to play for the national team. In January 2016, Chen returned to KV Mechelen, stating that he only wanted to play for a maximum of three years in China. A few Chinese teams showed interest to sign him, but he decided to return to his country of birth. Chen's eligibility to play for Taiwan was discovered by the Chinese Taipei Football Association public relations director Chen Chia Ming in 2009, Chen was invited to play for the national team.

The Chinese Football Association had made an attempt to recruit Chen three months after CTFA. On 24 May 2011, encouraged by his relatives in Taiwan, Chen elected to play for Taiwan. Chen scored the winning goal; this marked the first time in 10 years that Taiwan beat an opponent, ranked in the FIFA top 150. The attendance of the game was a record breaking at 15,335, 10,000 higher than the average. On 9 October 2015, Chen scored CTFA's third goal in a 5–1 victory over Macau. Scores and results list Taiwan's goal tally first. Guizhou Renhe Chinese FA Cup: 2013 Chinese FA Super Cup: 2014 Xavier Chen at National-Football-Teams.com CTFA PR Director revealed his discovery on local football media at the Wayback Machine Xavier Chen on Facebook Xavier Chen at Soccerway

Elisabeth Dons

Elisabeth Caroline Cathrine Dons was a Danish operatic mezzo-soprano who performed at the Royal Danish Theatre from 1885. Thanks to training in Paris, she was able to take on soprano roles, becoming Denmark's operatic primadonna by the 1890s. Born on 19 April 1864 in Bjergsted in the north east of Zealand, Elisabeth Dons was the daughter of the landowner Captain Julius Dons and Augusta Mariane Sievers. On the recommendation of a family friend, her parents enrolled her in the Royal Music Conservatory where she studied under two of the best singers of the times, Leocadie Gerlach and Sophie Keller. After hearing her sing one evening, Johan Svendsen, who headed the Royal Danish Orchestra, invited her to complete her studies at the Royal Theatre where she was taught by Emil Poulsen; when only 21, she made her début in the demanding role of Azucena in Il trovatore gaining acclaim in the newspapers for the ease with which she moved from one register to another. Her most successful part soon became Amneris in Verdi's Aida.

With her slim, southern-looking figure, her aristocratic looks, her volcanic temperament and her masterly delivery, she excelled as an Egyptian princess, inspiring J. F. Willumsen to create a sculpture of her in this role for the theatre's foyer. In 1888 at the age of 24, she was given the title of Kongelig Kammersanger, putting her on a par with earlier stars such as Betty Hennings. With financial support from the theatre's director Edvard Fallesen, she spent several periods in Paris where she received voice training from Mathilde Marchesi, who succeeded in training her to reach the higher notes sung by sopranos, her stage performance improved with guidance from Désirée Artôt. As a result, she was able to perform soprano parts such as Julie in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, where she was dramatic in the final scene. With her aristocratic looks, she was however less successful as Carmen; as she grew older, she experienced difficulty in reaching the high soprano notes, preferring to return to contralto roles such as the Witch of Endor in Carl Nielsen's Saul og David.

Her final role, in 1905, was Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, a part which appeared to fit her with its tragically dramatic stance. Dons was a competent teacher, training successors such as Ingeborg Steffensen. In 1915, she was awarded the prestigious medal Arti, she spent the remainder of her life in Frederiksberg where she lived together with the medical specialist Johanne Feilberg. Her friends included cultural figures such as Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, J. F. Willumsen, Sophus Claussen and Vilhelm Wanscher. Elisabeth Dons died in Tårbæk on 2 May 1942 and is buried in Frederiksberg's Solbjerg Park Cemetery

Skyscraper Souls

Skyscraper Souls is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama film starring Warren William, Anita Page, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Verree Teasdale. Directed by Edgar Selwyn, the film is based on the 1931 novel Skyscraper by Faith Baldwin; the film portrays the aspirations, daily lives, tragedies experienced by several people in the fictional 100-story Seacoast National Bank Building in Manhattan. Among them is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife, happy by paying her bills, his secretary Sarah wants him to get a divorce. Warren William as David "Dave" Dwight Maureen O'Sullivan as Lynn Harding Gregory Ratoff as Mr Vinmont Anita Page as Jenny LeGrande Verree Teasdale as Sarah Dennis Norman Foster as Tom Shepherd George Barbier as Charlie Norton Jean Hersholt as Jacob "Jake" Sorenson Wallace Ford as Slim Hedda Hopper as Ella Dwight Upon the release of Skyscraper Souls in the summer of 1932, The Film Daily, a read trade paper among movie-industry personnel and theater owners, gave the production a positive review.

The paper cited in particular the film's "swell cast" and the broad public appeal of its "fast-moving" plot within the unstable environment of the United States' depressed economy at that time:Warren William and his excellent supporting cast, by their interesting performances, are enough to keep this story alive if it weren't an engrossing and attractively staged big town romance. The title gives only a part hint of the tale, which revolves around William, an idealist whose career just about runs the gamut of big business and stock market manipulation, with the crooked and the straight both involved in the dealings. Love interest and sex appeal play their part in the action. General theme of the story—the mad desire of everyone from bank presidents to the lowest man in the street, to climb up the ladder of fortune—gives the picture a wide appeal. With the present revival of upward activity in the stock market, it has a timeliness angle that should give it much added value. Mordaunt Hall, the respected film critic of The New York Times in 1932 praised the storyline of Skyscraper Souls, calling it "a rich measure of entertainment" and "replete with suspense and vitality."

However, the weekly trade paper Variety—also one of the more influential reviewers in the entertainment industry at the time—disagreed with The Film Daily and The New York Times regarding their positive opinions about the film's plot, although Variety did give high marks as well to the cast's performances:First-rate cast and production dropped on a bush-league scenario, a not uncommon occurrence. In this instance the players are hardly more than a pair of crutches to make a lame plot's limping a bit easier. At the Capitol the picture was geared far beyond natural length to run 99 minutes.... Warren William mooches away with the works. On loan from Warners, he's in good company in this cast. From the stately Verree Teasdale to the dimpled Maureen O'Sullivan, his femme support is extra special, while the underlined men, including Norman Foster, Jean Hersholt and Wallace Ford, are no slouches; the acting they contribute gives the picture all its value... William makes the most of a financial giant who's ruthless in his business and romance methods....

With regard to the film's "box office" or the number of theater-ticket buyers it attracted, Skyscraper Souls generated an appreciable profit for Cosmopolitan Productions and MGM. The film is reported to have earned $444,000 in the United States and Canada and $111,000 elsewhere, for an overall total of $555,000. Subtracting the film's reported budget of $382,000 from the cited gross derives a net profit on investment of $173,000. Skyscraper Souls at the TCM Movie Database Skyscraper Souls on IMDb