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1980 Democratic National Convention

The 1980 National Convention of the U. S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Vice President Walter Mondale for reelection; the convention was held in Madison Square Garden in New York City from August 11 to August 14, 1980. The 1980 convention was notable as it was the last time in the 20th century, for either major party, that a candidate tried to get delegates released from their voting commitments; this was done by Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Carter's chief rival for the nomination in the Democratic primaries, who sought the votes of delegates held by Carter. After losing his challenge for the nomination earlier that day, Kennedy spoke on August 12 and delivered a speech in support of President Carter and the Democratic Party, his famous speech closed with the lines: "For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, the dream shall never die." Kennedy's speech was written by Bob Shrum.

Various prominent delegates to this convention included Abe Beame, Geraldine Ferraro, Bruce Sundlun, Ruth Messinger, Thomas Addison, Ed Koch, Robert Abrams, Bella Abzug, Mario Biaggi, Steve Westly, Howard Dean. Candidates Delegate voting results With the Kennedy delegates angry at losing the election, those who bothered to show up for the morning balloting decided to scatter their votes. Over 700 of them did not bother to make it on time, it took several roll calls to conclude the first ballot; this is the last time during the 20th century that the Democratic Party had a roll call for the Vice Presidential spot. Vice Presidential tally: President Carter gave his speech accepting the party's nomination on August 14; this was notable for his tribute to Hubert Humphrey, whom he first called "Hubert Horatio Hornblower."On November 4, President Carter and Vice President Mondale lost to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the general election, having lost both the popular election by 8,423,115 votes and the Electoral College by 440 votes.

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Eubule Thelwall (politician)

Sir Eubule Thelwall was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629. He was principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1621 to 1630. Thelwall was the fifth son of John Wynne Thelwall, he was educated at Westminster School and was a scholar at Trinity College, where he received his BA in 1577. Thelwall matriculated at the University of Oxford on 14 July 1579, was awarded his MA on 13 June 1580, he was Chief Master of the Alienation office from 1579 to 1599 and was called to the bar in 1599. On 8 March 1605, he was appointed recorder of Ruthin for life, he built the house of Plas Coch and on 28 December 1607 he received a joint grant of the office of Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown in Anglesey and Merionethshire for life, in reversion after the death of Richard Fowler. He became a member of Gray's Inn on 16 June 1612. From 1617 to 1630 he was a Master in Chancery. Thelwall became Principal of Jesus College, Oxford in 1621, remained in this post until his death.

He was knighted on 29 June 1619. In 1622, he succeeded in securing a new charter and statutes for the college from King James I, having spent £5,000 on the hall and chapel, which earned him the title of its second founder. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Denbighshire, he was treasurer of Gray's Inn in 1625. In 1626 he was elected MP for Denbighshire again, he was re-elected MP for Denbighshire in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. Thelwall died on 8 October 1630, aged 68 and was buried in Jesus College Chapel where a monument was erected to his memory by his brother Sir Bevis Thelwall. Another brother Simon was MP for Denbighshire. Thelwall never married, left his estate to his nephew John. There is a picture of him as a child in Jesus College. Simon Healy, Sir Eubule, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

Sangita Patel

Sangita Patel is a Canadian television personality the host of HGTV's Home to Win and an on-air personality of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Patel completed her university degree in electrical engineering in 2002. After working for a few years as an engineer and obtaining her P. Eng designation, her career path took a sharp turn. Volunteer positions in various media outlets led to a position as a weather presenter on The Weather Network, her transition continued after she accepted a position as the weekend weather anchor on Cp24". She branched into entertainment and lifestyle when she began filing segments for her own segment on CityNews called In the City, became a regular fill-in on Breakfast Television for both the Weather and Live Eye segments, she joined Entertainment Tonight Canada as a co-host during Cheryl Hickey's maternity leave. She has been featured on ET Canada's beauty campaign with Shoppers Drug Mart in 2015, she was part of the holiday season campaign for President's Choice Insiders Collection, aired on the Food Network in December 2015.

She was featured in L'Oréal’s launch of their Extraordinary Oils hair line on their digital platform. She lives in two daughters Ava and Shyla. In 2014 she was named one of Hello Magazine Canada 50 most beautiful list

Fort St. John Flyers

The Fort St. John Flyers are a Senior ice hockey team from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, they are one-time Allan Cup National Champions. The 2007 Savage Cup was held in a round robin format; the winner would move on to the McKenzie Cup to face the Alberta Champion for a crack at the Allan Cup. In the first game, Fort St. John lost to the Powell River Regals 2-1. In the second game, the Flyers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters 7-4. Finishing second in the round robin, the Flyers would have to face the Smokies again, this time beating them 7-2. In the finals, the Flyers beat Powell River 6-3 to win the Savage Cup. In the McKenzie Cup, the Flyers fell 3-games-to-2 to the Bentley Generals to fall out of Allan Cup contention; the Flyers won the 2008 Savage Cup by defeating the Powell River Regals 3-games-to-1 for the BC championship, but lost the McKenzie Cup to the Bentley Generals 3-games-to-2 in the BC/Alberta Final. The Flyers were 2009 Savage Cup Champions as the top BC Hockey Senior "AAA" team.

They lost the McKenzie Cup series to the Bentley Generals 3-games-to-1 to lose their chance at the 2009 Allan Cup. The Flyers were granted the right to host the 2010 Allan Cup. During the 2009-10 season, the Flyers finished their North Peace Hockey League campaign with a 12-3-2-1 record - the best record in their West Division; as hosts of the 2010 Allan Cup, the Flyers were exempted from playing for the Pacific Seed to the tournament leaving those duties to the Whitehorse Huskies and Powell River Regals. As per the decision by BC Hockey, the Savage Cup would be decided by how Powell River and Fort St. John faired at the Allan Cup; as Fort St. John went undefeated in the tournament round robin and Powell River went winless, the Flyers won the Savage Cup. At the 2010 Allan Cup, Fort St. John won their two round robin games with a 7-1 over the 2009 Allan Cup champion Bentley Generals and a 6-3 win over the 2009 and 2010 Herder Memorial Trophy-winning Clarenville Caribous. In the tournament semi-final, the Flyers defeated the Patton Cup and Rathgaber Cup champion South East Prairie Thunder 7-3.

In the final, the Flyers squared off with the Bentley Generals again and again won, 4-1, to win the 2010 Allan Cup. After years of disappointment at the hands of the Generals, the Flyers had won the Allan Cup at their expense. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against Flyers website

Charlotta Bass

Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass was an American educator, newspaper publisher-editor, civil rights activist. She focused on various other issues such as housing rights, voting rights, labor rights, as well as police brutality and harassment. Bass is believed to be the first African-American woman to own and operate a newspaper in the United States. In 1952, Bass became the first African-American woman nominated for Vice President, as a candidate of the Progressive Party. Due to her activities, Bass was accused of being part of the Communist Party, for which there was no evidence and which Bass herself denied, she was monitored by the FBI, who continued to view her as a potential security threat up until she was in her nineties. Charlotta Amanda Spears was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on February 14, 1874, to Hiram and Kate Spears, she was the sixth child of eleven. She received an education from one semester at Penbroke college; when she was twenty years old, she moved to live with her brother in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked for the Providence Watchman.

Spears worked for the Providence Watchman for about ten years. She ended up working at the California Eagle, her first job at the California Eagle consisted of selling subscriptions. When the founder, John Neimore of the California Eagle died she assumed the role of editor for the paper, she became the owner of the California Eagle after purchasing it in auction for fifty dollars. At this time she took courses at Columbia University of California. In 1912, a new editor Joseph Bass joined the Eagle. Bass had been one of the founders of the Topeka Plaindealer, he shared his concern with Spears about the injustice and racial discrimination in society. Charlotta Spears married Joseph Bass, they ran the Eagle together, she had no children. The Eagle developed a large black readership. By 1925, the Eagle published twenty pages a week; the Eagle's circulation of 60,000 made it the largest African-American newspaper on the West Coast. It is credited as pioneering multiethnic politics, advocating Asian-American and Mexican-American civil rights in the 1940s, during which time the California Eagle, along with other African-American presses, were under investigation by the Office of the Secretary of War, who viewed it as a threat to national security.

The Department of Justice interrogated Bass in 1942 over claims that the paper was funded by Japan and Germany. When the editor John J. Neimore became ill, he turned the operations of the Eagle over to Spears. After Neimore's death, the paper's new owner put Spears in charge, she renamed the newspaper company to the California Eagle due to increasing social and political issues. Her purpose for the California Eagle was to write about the wrongs of society; the newspaper served as a source of both information and inspiration for the black community, ignored or negatively portrayed by the predominant white press. As publisher, Bass was committed to producing a quality periodical. In her weekly column "On the Sidewalk", begun in 1927, she drew attention to unjust social and political conditions for all Los Angeles minority communities and campaigned vigorously for reform. Bass published the California Eagle from 1912 until 1951. Bass and her husband combated such issues as the derogatory images in D. W. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation.

In her pursuit against the Ku Klux Klan Bass received threatening phone calls and at one point was confronted by eight men robed in white, who she scared off after displaying a firearm. She was unsuccessfully sued for libel by Klan leader G. W. Price after Bass published a letter from the clan; the Basses championed the black soldiers of the Twenty-Fourth Infantry who were unjustly sentenced in the 1917 Houston race riot. They covered the case and supported the "Scottsboro boy," nine young men who were framed and convicted of rape in Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. In 1934, Joseph Bass died and Charlotta Bass assumed control of the paper; the paper's coverage and focus during the 1940s has caused it to been credited as pioneering multi-ethnic politics, advocating Asian-American and Mexican-American civil rights. During this time period the California Eagle, along with other African-American presses, were under investigation by the Office of the Secretary of War, who viewed it as a threat to national security.

The Department of Justice interrogated Bass in 1942 over claims that the paper was funded by Japan and Germany. The FBI continued to monitor Bass, as they deemed her actions as advocating the Communist Party despite a lack of evidence and Bass herself denying any assertions of the kind. In 1943, the Department of Justice was asked by the Post Office Department to revoke her mailing permit; the Post Office Department argued that the newspaper could not be mailed due to sensitive and illegal material within the paper. Bass again won the case, the Department of Justice said her mailing permit would not be revoked. Bass continued to use the paper as a way of raising awareness of various issues facing African-Americans and other minorities such as restrictive covenants in housing, which the United States Supreme Court found to be unconstitutional in 1948. Bass continued to run the California Eagle on her own until selling it in 1951 and moving to New York City, where she focused on politics, her activism and political activities would result in continued belief that she was a communist, which she continued to den


Gojjam is in the northwestern part of Ethiopia with its capital city at Debre Marqos. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Gojjam's earliest western boundary extended up unto the triangle to ancient Meroë in Sudan. By 1700, Gojjam's western neighbors were Qwara in the northwest. Agawmeder, never an organized political entity, was absorbed by Gojjam until it reached west to the Sultanate of Gubba. Gubba acknowledged its dependence to Emperor Menelik II in 1898, but by 1942 was absorbed into Gojjam. Dek Island in Lake Tana was administratively part of Gojjam until 1987; the ancient history of Gojjam is associated with religion. During the pre-Christianity era Mertule Maryam and Gish Abay, which were located in the eastern and central parts of Gojjam were places of worship. Along with Tana Qirqos on Lake Tana, the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Tigray, Tadbaba Maryam in Wollo Province, Mertule Maryam was a place where animal sacrifices were made for worship. Gish Abay is considered a sacred place for being the source of the Blue Nile or Abay called Felege Ghion in Geʽez.

Ghion is believed to be the Biblical name of the Abay mentioned in the Book of Genesis as one of the four rivers which flow out of Eden and encompasses the land of Ethiopia. Considering its location within the bend of the Abay River, the province of Gojjam is referred to by the church community, as Ghion or Felege Ghion; the first church in Gojjam was built at Mertule Maryam, which became the first church in Ethiopia, next Axum Tsion continued after 400 years as it was written by graham Hancock or ancient books that are available in Axum and Tana monastery. Tradition relates that Christianity spread from Tana Qirqos, Gish Abay and Mertule Maryam to different parts of the province. Gojjam became home to some of the finest liturgical schools in Ethiopia. Other schools worthy of mention include Washera Maryam, Dima Giorgis, Debre Elias, Debre Werq, Amanuel and Gonji; these schools are credited for developing a sophisticated genre of expression called Sem'na Worq, distinctive to Ethiopia. The tree from which Moses cuts the walking stick and with which he kick the red see, when he passed from Egypt to Israel, is found in Ethiopia, Debre Elias districts.

In the 20th century, the people who are living there believe that the tree is a true story and monks of this century carry walking sticks from the Moses tree. Debre Elias district is a place where the people living there practice the Jewish culture, before Jesus, it is an ancient place in which the ancient bible, written manually is found. The earliest recorded mention of Gojjam was during the medieval period, in a note in a manuscript of Amda Seyon's military campaigns there and in Damot in 1309 EC, during which time it was incorporated into Ethiopia, it was referenced on the Egyptus Novello map, where it is described as a kingdom. Emperor Dawit II, in his letter to the King of Portugal described Gojjam as a kingdom but one, part of his empire. At least as early as Empress Eleni, Gojjam provided the revenues of the Empress until the Zemene Mesafint, when central authority was weak and the revenues were appropriated by Fasil of Damot. Gojjam became a power base for a series of warlords at least as late as Ras Hailu Tekle Haymanot, deposed in 1932.

During the Italian occupation, Gojjam came to be the home of armed bands who resisted the Italian occupiers, whose leaders included Belay Zelleke, Mengesha Jemberie, Negash Bezabih and Hailu Belew. These resistance fighters, known as arbegnoch, limited the Italians to only the immediate areas around fortified towns like Debre Markos. Belay Zelleke was able to liberate and run civil administrations in the eastern part of Gojjam and some adjacent woredas in South Wollo and North Shoa. Since the Italians were unable to bring Gojjam under their control, the province was chosen by Emperor Haile Selassie as the safest way to return to Ethiopia. During his return, he was supported by the combined forces of the British army, Gojjamie Patriots, other Ethiopians living abroad before in fear of persecution by Italians. During the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the inhabitants of Gojjam rebelled several times due to resentment over ill-treatment of patriots and increased taxes, the latest occasion in 1968—about the same time as the Bale revolt.

Unlike in Bale, the central government did not use a military solution to end the revolt, instead replacing the governors and reversing the attempt to levy new taxes. With the adoption of a new constitution in 1995, Gojjam was divided, with the westernmost part forming the majority of the Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, the rest becoming the Agew Awi, the West Gojjam and the East Gojjam Zones of the Amhara Region. Monarchies of Ethiopia