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1968 United States presidential election

The 1968 United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968; the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Analysts have argued the election of 1968 was a major realigning election as it permanently disrupted the New Deal Coalition that had dominated presidential politics for 36 years. Incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson had been the early front-runner for his party's nomination, but he announced his withdrawal from the race after anti–Vietnam War candidate United States Senator Eugene McCarthy finished second in the New Hampshire primary. McCarthy, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Vice President Hubert Humphrey emerged as the three major candidates in the Democratic primaries until Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Humphrey won the presidential nomination at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which saw numerous anti-war protests.

Nixon entered the 1968 Republican primaries as the front-runner, he defeated Nelson Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan, other candidates at the 1968 Republican National Convention to win his party's nomination. Governor George Wallace of Alabama ran on the American Independent Party ticket, campaigning in favor of racial segregation; the election year was tumultuous. Nixon ran on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nation's cities and provide new leadership in the Vietnam War. A year he would popularize the term "silent majority" to describe those he viewed as being his target voters, he pursued a "Southern strategy" designed to win conservative Southern white voters who had traditionally supported the Democratic Party. Humphrey promised to support the Civil Rights Movement. Humphrey trailed badly in polls taken in late August but narrowed Nixon's lead after Wallace's candidacy collapsed and Johnson suspended bombing in the Vietnam War. Nixon won a plurality of the popular vote by a narrow margin, with 43.4% of the vote, but won by a large margin in the Electoral College, carrying most states outside of the Northeast.

Wallace won five states in the Deep South and ran well in some ethnic enclave industrial districts in the North. This was the first presidential election after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had led to mass enfranchisement of racial minorities throughout the country in the South. Nixon's victory marked the start of a period of Republican dominance in presidential elections, as Republicans won seven of the next ten elections. In the election of 1964, incumbent Democrat United States President Lyndon B. Johnson won the largest popular vote landslide in U. S. Presidential election history over Republican United States Senator Barry Goldwater. During the presidential term that followed, Johnson was able to achieve many political successes, including the passage of the Great Society domestic programs, landmark civil rights legislation, the continued exploration of space. Despite making significant achievements, his popular support would be short-lived. At the same time, the country endured large-scale race riots in the streets of its larger cities, along with a generational revolt of young people and violent debates over foreign policy.

The emergence of the hippie counterculture, the rise of New Left activism, the emergence of the Black Power movement exacerbated social and cultural clashes between classes and races. Adding to the national crisis, on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, igniting further mass rioting and chaos, including Washington, D. C. where there was rioting within just a few blocks of the White House and machine guns were stationed on the Capitol steps to protect it. The most important reason for the precipitous decline of President Lyndon B. Johnson's popularity was the Vietnam War, which he escalated during his time in office. By late 1967, over 500,000 American soldiers were fighting in Vietnam. Draftees made up 42 percent of the military in Vietnam, but suffered 58% of the casualties as nearly 1000 Americans a month were killed and many more were injured. Johnson's position was damaged when the national news media began to focus on the high costs and ambiguous results of escalation, despite his repeated efforts to downplay the seriousness of the situation.

In early January 1968, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara stated that the war would be winding down as the North Vietnamese were losing their will to fight, but shortly thereafter, they launched the Tet Offensive, in which they and Communist Vietcong forces launched simultaneous attacks on all government strongholds in South Vietnam. Though a U. S. military victory, Tet led many Americans to ponder whether the war was worth it. In addition, voters felt they could not trust their government's assessment and reporting of the war effort; the Pentagon called for sending several hundred thousand more soldiers to Vietnam. Johnson's approval ratings fell below 35%, the Secret Service refused to let the president make public appearances on the campuses of American colleges and universities, due to his extreme unpopularity among college students; the S

Gilles Binya

Gilles Augustin Binya is a Cameroonian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He spent most of his career in Turkey, representing Gaziantepspor and Elazığspor and appearing in 87 Süper Lig matches for the former club, he competed professionally, other than in his own country, in Algeria and Switzerland. Binya won 17 caps for Cameroon. Born in Yaoundé, Binya signed with S. L. Benfica for 2007–08 after spending three years at Algerian club MC Oran. At the beginning of the season the Portuguese planned to loan him to fellow Primeira Liga side C. F. Estrela da Amadora for a year, but with the substitution of manager Fernando Santos for José Antonio Camacho the deal was cancelled, the player remained with Benfica. While playing for the latter team in the UEFA Champions League in November 2007, Binya was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Hansson following a dangerous challenge on Celtic's Scott Brown. On 16 November 2007 UEFA gave him a six-match ban, meaning that he would play no further part in the remaining two Champions League group fixtures against A.

C. Milan and FC Shakhtar Donetsk as well as the four following European matches. Domestically, Binya finished the campaign with 16 league appearances, profiting from forced absences to first-choice holding midfielder, Portuguese international Petit. In 2008–09 he was used but still collected four yellow cards in only seven games. On 16 June 2010, Binya was signed by Neuchâtel on a three-year contract. In August of the following year, he was loaned to Gaziantepspor in the Süper Lig, with the move being made permanent subsequently. Binya was first called up to the Cameroon national team in October 2007, by national manager Otto Pfister. Subsequently, he went on to represent his country at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, where Cameroon finished second to Egypt – Pfister was the team's coach. Gilles Binya at ForaDeJogo Gilles Binya at the Turkish Football Federation Gilles Binya at Gilles Binya at Soccerway

Blessing in disguise

A blessing in disguise is an English language idiom referring to the idea that something that appears to be a misfortune can have unexpected benefits. It first appeared in James Hervey's hymn "Since all the downward tracts of time" in 1746, is in current use in everyday speech and as the title of creative works such as novels and poetry; the phrase originated in the hymn "Since all the downward tracts of time" by James Hervey, first published in "Reflections on a Flower-garden. In a letter to a lady", a volume in his best known work and Contemplations, but composed earlier. In the hymn, Hervey meditated on the wisdom of accepting whatever God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to bestow on us things that appeared at first to be negative, because they were "blessings in disguise": Since all the downward tracts of time God's watchful eye surveys, O who so wise to choose our lot Or to appoint our ways? Good when He gives, supremely good, Nor less when He denies. Why should we doubt a Father's love, So constant and so kind?

To His unerring, gracious will Be every wish. The draft manuscript of "Reflections on a Flower-garden", along with other works by Hervey, is held by the University of Leeds Special Collections; the phrase has been used in a variety of mediums. In 1865, a cartoon titled "Blessings in Disguise" from the American Civil War era showed Confederate states president Jefferson Davis surrounded by cities in which the Confederates had been defeated, asking whether the losses were a "blessing in disguise" that prevented the Confederate Army being stretched too thinly. A Chinese folk tale tells of how an injury saved a man's life by preventing him from being killed in battle; the phrase is expressed in the words An Zhi Fei Fu. In 1900, The British Medical Journal commented on a number of cases where an assault or injury inadvertently led to the curing of a medical condition, describing them as surgical blessings in disguise. In the modern era, the phrase has been used as the title of multiple books, such as the novel of that name by Danielle Steel, songs by Michael McDonald, Michael Martin Murphy and others, as the name of a charity.

Related phrases are "count your blessings", meaning to be grateful for the good things that have happened to you and not spending time regretting the bad, a "mixed blessing", meaning something that has good and bad aspects. Is the glass half empty or half full? Silver lining Stoicism Media related to Blessing in disguise at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Blessing in disguise at Wiktionary

Nancy Augustyniak Goffi

Nancy Jean Augustyniak Goffi is an American former professional soccer player who featured as a defender. Augustyniak Goffi went to Clemson University. While enrolled, she played for the Clemson Tigers women's soccer team. Augustyniak Goffi played for the Atlanta Classics of the W-League from 1998 to 2000, before joining the Atlanta Beat at the team's inception; the Beat selected her in the 5th round of the 2000 WUSA Draft, the 33rd overall pick. Her twin sister Julie Augustyniak played for the Beat and they were involved in the first instance of two sets of twins that faced each other in a professional game when the Beat played against the Washington Freedom in 2002. Augustyniak Goffi would describe playing in the WUSA as "the best three years of life". Augustyniak Goffi moved to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam following the demise of the WUSA and made her Fußball-Bundesliga debut for the club on February 22, 2004 as a 70th-minute substitute against Hamburger SV, she went on to appear for the club 13 times with 10 starts but no goals.

With the assistance of her twin sister, Julie Augustyniak, Turbine Potsdam went on to win both the 2003–2004 Fußball-Bundesliga championship and the 2003–04 Frauen DFB Pokal. These statistics are incomplete and represent a portion of Augustyniak's career. US Soccer player profile Women's Professional Soccer player profile Player profile at Women's United Soccer Association WUSA player profile Arizona State coaching profile

Krept and Konan

Krept and Konan are a British hip hop duo from London, consisting of Casyo "Krept" Johnson, born 4 February 1990 from Gipsy Hill and Janayd Karl "Konan" Wilson, born 3 September 1989 from Thornton Heath, the son of Delroy Wilson otherwise known as'Jamaica's first child star'. Their first major release was the mixtape Young Kingz, released on 2 September 2013; as of 3 May 2013, Krept and Konan signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records. Their debut album The Long Way Home was released on 5 July 2015 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2; the duo's highest-charting single is "Freak of the Week" featuring Jeremih, which charted at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Krept and Konan have both starred together in the film The Intent and reprised their roles in the prequel The Intent 2: The Come Up. In 2005, Krept and Konan formed a friendship through a mutual friend called AnnRenee, they were making music under the same aliases but were members of'Gipset', a gang based in Gipsy Hill, in which Cadet, Krept's cousin, was involved.

In 2009 they started to take music seriously. Shortly after their formation, in 2010 the duo released their first mixtape titled Redrum featuring collaborations from London underground rappers, Killa Ki, Snap and many more. In 2010 the rap duo released their second mixtape titled Tsunami featuring several mainstream artists including Ghetts, Giggs and Lil Nova. In 2011, they released a cover of Kanye West's "Otis" which helped them rise to fame; the video reached five million views in its first five days of being uploaded to YouTube. However, with much pressure received from Jay-Z's legal team the video was removed from the duo's profile. Undeterred by the controversy, they released a cover of Drake and Lil Wayne's "The Motto", launched their own clothing line called Play Dirty and early into 2012 were invited to join the British rapper Skepta on his tour in the UK, they appeared on Tinie Tempah's 2011 mixtape Happy Birthday and in 2013 they released their third mixtape Young Kingz, with features from Chip, Tinie Tempah, G FrSH, George the Poet, Ari, Yana Toma, Fekky and Anthony Thomas.

The album's promotional single "Don't Waste My Time" rose to fame in January 2014, with notable artists such as French Montana, Wretch 32, Chip, G FrSH, Double S, Lady Leshurr, Sneakbo MNEK, Dru Blu, Jacob Banks and Dot Rotten all contributing to remixes of the track. Tinie Tempah freestyled over the beat on Charlie Sloth's Fire in the Booth. Winning Best UK Newcomer at the 2013 MOBO Awards was one of the big breaks the duo had. With low promotion compared to other artists, they released "Don't Waste My Time" as a single in March 2014 and it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 154. On 29 June 2014 they attended the BET Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L. A. Live in Los Angeles and received an award for'Best International Act: UK' by BET International and beating Dizzee Rascal, Laura Mvula, Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah. On 3 March 2015 Croydon Advertiser announced the duo as the 39th most powerful people from the Croydon borough, for their pioneering movement and recent success in the music industry.

On 28 March 2015, they released a video for "Certified" featuring Rick Ross. The song serves as the first promotional single from their debut album The Long Way Home; the song was subsequently added to BBC Radio 1Xtra's playlists. The lead single from The Long Way Home, "Freak of the Week", features vocals from American rapper Jeremih and was released on 28 June 2015; the song entered and peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, making it the duo's first top ten single on the chart and Jeremih's second. 25 June 2015 on YouTube, a remix of "Freak of the Week" was published by reggae and dancehall artists Popcaan & Beenie Man. The album was released on 5 July 2015 through Virgin EMI and Def Jam, features numerous high-profile musicians, including Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé and Wiz Khalifa. In 2019 Krept and Konan judged the first series of BBC Three's'The Rap Game UK' - where seven MCs battled to become the first signing for Krept and Konans record. In 2013, the duo broke the record for'Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act'.

The pair earned the title with Young Kingz. Following the rap duo success, they won a MOBO BET award. 2011: Skepta Wedding Bells tour 2012: Devlin tour 2013: Young Kingz show live 2014: Tinie Tempah Demonstration tour 2016: Night To Remember Tour Official website

Hanna, Donald & Wilson

Hanna and Wilson were a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding firm which flourished in the Victorian era. The general engineering firm of Reid & Hanna was founded in 1816 in Paisley in Scotland. James Donald became a partner in firm incorporated his name. Donald’s younger brother, the shipbuilder William Donald, joined the firm when his previous company, Donald & Co, collapsed and Hanna and Donald acquired their Atlas works in Paisley; the same year saw the company begin a shipbuilding partnership with the Abercorn Shipbuilding Company in Paisley. In 1870 the business moved its centre of operations to the Abercorn Foundry and Abbey Works in Paisley. Operating from a landlocked site, the shipbuilding department of the company specialised in shallow draught boats for inland waters which were delivered to customers in prefabricated sections and reassembled on site; the company built high speed naval vessels, including two Fervent-class destroyers, for the Royal Navy and similar boats for the Greek Navy.

They offered their services as gas and water engineers, iron founders and bridge and boiler makers. They worked on Waverley Station in Edinburgh, St Enoch Station in Glasgow and the Cumberland & Westmorland Railway in England, they were supplied civil and mechanical engineering services to a wide range of European countries and countries in the British Empire or Commonwealth across the world as far afield as South East Asia and Australia. With their son William Donald pursuing a career in medicine, the engineering and shipbuilding companies were wound up in the 1910s, with the last asset, the Abercorn ship yard, sold off in 1920. Donald, William. "A Shipbuilder's Problems: Hanna, Donald, & Wilson and the Early Destroyer". Warship International. XLIX: 45–58. ISSN 0043-0374. Ritchie, L A, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records