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1992 United States presidential election

The 1992 United States presidential election was the 52nd quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1992. Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas defeated incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush, independent businessman Ross Perot of Texas, a number of minor candidates. Bush had alienated many of the conservatives in his party by breaking his 1988 campaign pledge against raising taxes, but he fended off a primary challenge from conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. Bush's popularity after his success in the Gulf War dissuaded high-profile Democratic candidates like Mario Cuomo from entering the 1992 Democratic primaries. Clinton, a leader of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, established himself as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination by sweeping the Super Tuesday primaries, he defeated former and future Governor of California Jerry Brown, former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas, other candidates to win his party's nomination, chose Senator Al Gore as his running mate.

Billionaire Ross Perot launched an independent campaign, emphasizing his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and his plan to reduce the national debt. The economy was in recession and Bush's greatest strength, foreign policy, was regarded as much less important following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and the peaceful climate in the Middle East after the Gulf War. Perot led in several polls taken in June 1992, but damaged his candidacy by temporarily dropping out of the race in July; the Bush campaign criticized Clinton's character and emphasized Bush's foreign policy successes, while Clinton focused on the economy. Clinton won a plurality in the popular vote and a majority of the electoral vote, breaking a streak of three straight Republican victories. Clinton won states in every region of the country. Clinton swept the Northeast and the West Coast, marking the start of Democratic dominance in both regions in both presidential and statewide elections.

Clinton performed well in the eastern Midwest, the Mountain West and parts of the South. As of 2020, this is the last time a president won an election without winning the battleground state of Florida, as Clinton went on to carry Florida when he won reelection in 1996. Along with Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Bush is one of three incumbent presidents since World War II to be defeated in the general election. Perot won 18.9% of the popular vote, the highest share of the vote won by a candidate outside of the two major parties since 1912. Although he failed to win any electoral votes, Perot found support in every state, Clinton's home state of Arkansas was the lone state to give a majority of its vote to any candidate. After the successful performance by U. S. and coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, President George H. W. Bush's approval ratings were 89%, his re-election was considered likely. As a result, several high-profile candidates, such as Mario Cuomo and Jesse Jackson, refused to seek the Democratic nomination.

In addition, Senator Al Gore refused to seek the nomination due to the fact his son had been struck by a car and was undergoing extensive surgery as well as physical therapy. However, Tom Harkin, Paul Tsongas, Jerry Brown, Larry Agran, Bob Kerrey, Douglas Wilder and Bill Clinton chose to run as candidates. U. S. Senator Tom Harkin ran as a populist liberal with labor union support. Former U. S. Senator Paul Tsongas highlighted his political independence and fiscal conservatism. Former California Governor Jerry Brown, who had run for the Democratic nomination in 1976 and 1980 while he was still Governor, declared a significant reform agenda, including Congressional term limits, campaign finance reform, the adoption of a flat income tax. Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was an attractive candidate based on his business and military background, but made several gaffes on the campaign trail. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton positioned himself as New Democrat, he was still unknown nationally before the primary season.

That changed however, when a woman named Gennifer Flowers appeared in the press to reveal allegations of an affair. Clinton rebutted the story by appearing on 60 Minutes with Hillary Clinton; the primary season began with U. S. Senator Tom Harkin winning his native Iowa as expected. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts won the New Hampshire primary on February 18, but Clinton's second-place finish, helped by his speech labeling himself "The Comeback Kid," energized his campaign. Jerry Brown won. Clinton won his first primary in Georgia. Tsongas won a caucus in Washington. Harkin won caucuses in Minnesota while Jerry Brown won Colorado. Bob Kerrey dropped out two days later. Clinton won the South Wyoming primaries and Tsongas won Arizona. Harkin dropped out. Jerry Brown won the Nevada caucus. Clinton swept nearly all of the Super Tuesday primaries on March 10 making him the solid front runner. Clinton won the Illinois primaries. Tsongas dropped out after finishing 3rd in Michigan. Jerry Brown, began to pick up steam, aided by using a 1–800 number to receive funding from small donors.

Brown scored surprising wins in Connecticut and Alaska. As the race moved to the primaries in New York and Wisconsin, Brown had taken the lead in polls in both states, he made a serious gaffe by announcing to an audience of New York City's Jewish community that, if nominated, he would consider Reverend Jesse Jackson as a vice presidential candidate. Clinton won in New York and in Wisconsin. Clinton proceeded to win a long streak of primaries leading up to Jer

Mary Moody Northen

Mary Elizabeth Moody Northen was an American financier and philanthropist from Galveston, Texas. She was the daughter of financial and insurance tycoon William Lewis Moody, Jr. and aunt of businessman Shearn Moody, Jr. Northen was born to William Lewis Moody, Jr. and Libbie Rice Moody on February 10, 1892 in Galveston and was one of four children. Mary Elizabeth married Edwin Clyde Northen in 1915, however they had no children. Instead, Northen focused most of her time on her father's "financial empire", including sitting on various boards of companies and dining with her father every evening to discuss business. Upon the death of her father, William Lewis Moody, Jr. she was named president or chairman of the board of more than 50 corporations her father had controlled, including the American National Insurance Company which, at the time of Moody's death, was the biggest insurance company west of the Mississippi River and the Victorian Condo Hotel. She was named chairman of the board for the Moody National Bank.

Northen continued to maintain control over the family's companies, until her own death in 1986. In 1942 her parents set up the Moody Foundation, to which their estate was transferred after their deaths.. The Foundation awards grants to various environmental causes in Texas. Northen was installed as chairman of the foundation after her father's death and continued to run the foundation until her own death in 1986. Today the Moody Foundation has grown into a $1.197 billion USD charitable foundation, making grants throughout the state of Texas. Through her work with the Moody Foundation she helped to fund the restoration of many historic structures in Galveston, including an abandoned Santa Fe Railroad depot and office building, turning it into a railroad museum, the 1877 iron sailing bark Elissa. Under Northen's direction, the Moody Foundation provided seed money to help establish the Texas A&M University at GalvestonNorthen established herself as a philanthropist in her own right in 1964 with the founding of Mary Moody Northen Foundation, a private charitable foundation.

In her will she directed the Northen foundation's trustees to restore her childhood Galveston home, "The Moody Mansion", maintain it as a museum, as well as maintain the Mountain Lake Hotel, a nature sanctuary and resort in Virginia. Northen died in Galveston on August 25, 1986, at the age of 94, her funeral was attended by more than a thousand people and Texas Governor Mark White ordered flags flown at half-staff at state buildings in her honor. Moody Foundation Moody Gardens Shearn Moody, Jr. Moody National Bank The Moody Foundation 1859 Historic Hotels successor to the National Hotel Company. Moody Mansion Historic Home Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University William Lewis Moody, Jr. at Handbook of Texas Online Mary Elizabeth Moody Northen at Handbook of Texas Online National Western Life insurance company

National Changhua University of Education

The National Changhua University of Education is a normal and research university in Changhua City, Changhua County, Taiwan. NCUE was established in 1745 as Baisha Academy. In August 1971, it was renamed to Taiwan Provincial College of Education. In 1980, it was renamed to National Taiwan College of Education. In August 1989, it was renamed again to become National Changhua University of Education. NCUE has two campuses, Bao-Shan, both located in Changhua. NCUE comprises seven colleges: Arts, Engineering, Science and Technology and Vocational Education; the university is accessible east of Changhua Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman List of universities in Taiwan Education in Taiwan National Changhua University of Education

Ibi Makienok

Ibi Katrine Makienok is a Danish model, television presenter and singer. Ibi Makienok has been a ballet dancer at the Aarhus Ballet Academy in Aarhus. After graduating from Randers State College in 1995, she studied at the actress at Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Hollywood, she has been a photo model, travel writer for Jyllands-Posten, designer assistant in Los Angeles, author of books on blood type cooking. She participated in the short-lived girls group Milc, who in 2002 released the single "Feel So Good". In recent years, she has focused on writing songs and producing music. From 2005 to 2007 she spent three seasons of Paradise Hotel on TV3. In that connection she sang the title song "My Paradise" for the third season in 2007, she has, among others, participated in the film Portland by Niels Arden Oplev and the Canadian film Aurum by James Barclay. Ibi hosted Aquadorable 2009 – Natural Beauty Contest. Ibi hosted Boligprogrammet Velkommen Hjem Seasons 1 and 2 and Brystgalla 2009, 2010 and 2011, "Ånderne Vender Tilbage" Seasons 1 and 2, as well as "4 Bryllupper" - on TV3.

In 2011, she took the jump from TV3 to TV2, where she first made Weekend Weekend and since Go' Morgen Danmark and the programme "Hvem Bor Hvor". In 2012 she was editor-in-chief at and received an Entrepreneurship Award for Best Marketing Campaign in 2013. Ibi received the award as Best Female TV Host in 2013. In February 2019 she premiered as a host on Danish TV2 on the controversial TV show "Date mig nøgen" somewhat similar to Dating Naked. From 1998 to 2003, Ibi Støving was the girlfriend of René Dif, whom she got engaged with. In September 2003, René Dif was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment for violence against her, she formed a couple with singer Alex Ambrose from 2005 to 2007. In 2007 she became the girlfriend of football player Tobias Grahn; the couple went apart in August 2009. Ibi Støving became the girlfriend of Simon Makienok in 2013, who plays football for the English club Charlton Athletic in 2013 but is playing for FC Utrecht in 2019; the couple married on 6 September 2014 in the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen.

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Connolly Drive

Connolly Drive is an arterial road in the outer northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. The road takes its name from the Perth suburb of Connolly, which lies just beyond the road's terminus; the road extends northerly from Shenton Avenue in Currambine, west of Joondalup's central business district, to the outer suburb of Butler. Connolly Drive runs parallel with the busier Marmion Avenue and eases its traffic flow past the end of the Mitchell Freeway at Burns Beach Road. For the first 6 kilometres of its length, Connolly Drive is a four-lane dual carriageway, it reverts to 2 lanes at Clarkson, at the roundabout with Neerabup Road, but the carriageways remain separated for most of its length. The speed limit never exceeds 70 km/h. Connolly Drive was a single-lane carriageway for many years until recent developments in 2007, 2010 and 2011 to upgrade the road in conjunction with the northern extension of the Mitchell Freeway. There are plans for Connolly Drive to be extended further north to the outer suburb of Yanchep, with the Joondalup railway line running through the median section of the road.

A number of major intersections cross the road at various points. The most significant intersections are with Burns Beach Road and Hester Avenue. Most are controlled by roundabouts, with the exceptions of Shenton Avenue, Kinross Drive and Lukin Drive, which are controlled by traffic lights. Connolly Drive will be upgraded to a dual carriageway between Neerabup Road and Lukin Drive during 2016. Australian Roads portal

Gejia people

The Gejia is an ethnic group of Chinese found in Guizhou province, southwestern China. They are classified as a part of the Miao, but have separate status in Guizhou Province; the Gejia live in Qiandongnan Prefecture, in the counties of Huangping and Guanling. They are concentrated in the towns of Chong'an, Chong Xing, Huangpiao in Huangping and Longchang, Wanshui of Kaili. Matang is inhabited by these people. There are over 400 inhabitants in this village; the total Gejia population is 50,000. Gejia, according to legend, are the direct descendants of Houyi, a legendary hero, said to shoot the nine scorching suns in order to salvage his people, they are noted for their war-like nature. Their costumes are indications of such warfare passion. In the 1953, soon after the Communist Party of China ran the Chinese government, it initiated classification of the ethnic minorities. Anthropologists were assigned to distinguish the ethnic groups based on social history, economic life and religion. Out of the 400 groups investigated, China approved 38 of them as distinct ethnicity in 1954.

Although the official report of the original investigation recommended that they should be identified as separate minority, the Gejia were excluded in the final approval. They are recognised as sub-group of the Miao people; the major occupation among the Gejia people is farming. They practice slash-and-burn system of cultivation. Rice and millet are their major crops; the women are specialised in embroideries and batik. Their handicraft style dates back to the Qin dynasty, the first dynasty of a unified China, they sell the items to visitors. The people are most noted for their batik products. Girls are taught the technique at a young age; the dress code of the women has a cultural symbol signifying the warfare of their ancestors. The head dress is a representation of the arrow, their shoulders and back are covered with thick wools like shawls. They cover their legs with leggings as leg guards; the clothes are made in white and red patterns, decorated with silver ornaments. They practice animism, make offerings to appease invisible spirits to prevent diseases and death, to make a good harvest.

A major festival among Gejia is Caiqing. It involved a dance called Caiqing Wu, a dance of romance, it is held in the first lunar month. Gejia women wear colourful festival dress, including batik scarf, silver necklaces, pleated skirt and leggings. There is a lusheng festival held in November; the boys play a series of bamboo pipes called lusheng. They perform antiphonal singing. In spite of their unique customs, religious practices, dialect variation, scholars belief that Gejia are a sub-group of Miao, but the Gejia people object to this assertion, claim that they are unique minority group. Based on their similarities in lifestyle and costumes, the government of China categorise them as Miao. Fundamentally, their dialect is one of the Miao languages, but there are subtle differences. For example, Miao people cannot understand every word of Gejia speaking, their insistent demand of reclassification as separate ethnicity has been to no avail. This is because they are outnumbered by the main Miao people.

They are sometimes identified as Ge people, who are living the southeastern region of Guizhou. A study in 2014 by researchers at the Huazhong Normal University indicated that the linguistic root of Gejia is same as that of Miao, they analysed five tongue moving types, including tongue rolling, tongue folding, tongue twisting, pointed tongue and clover-leaf tongue. They concluded. Unrecognized ethnic groups in China Profile at Ethnic China Photo-documentary