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2000 United States presidential election

The 2000 United States presidential election was the 54th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Republican candidate George W. Bush, the governor of Texas and eldest son of the 41st president, George H. W. Bush, won the election, defeating Democratic nominee Al Gore, the incumbent vice president, it was the fourth of five presidential elections in which the winning candidate lost the popular vote, is considered one of the closest elections in US history. Gore secured the Democratic nomination with relative ease, defeating a challenge by former Senator Bill Bradley. Bush was seen as the early favorite for the Republican nomination and, despite a contentious primary battle with Senator John McCain and others, secured the nomination by Super Tuesday. Bush chose former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney as his running mate, while Gore chose Senator Joe Lieberman; the left-wing Green Party nominated political activists Winona LaDuke. Both major-party candidates focused on domestic issues, such as the budget, tax relief, reforms for federal social insurance programs, although foreign policy was not ignored.

Due to President Bill Clinton's sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky and subsequent impeachment, Gore avoided campaigning with Clinton. Republicans denounced Clinton's indiscretions. On election night, it was unclear who had won, with the electoral votes of the state of Florida still undecided; the returns showed that Bush had won Florida by such a close margin that state law required a recount. A monthlong series of legal battles led to the controversial 5–4 Supreme Court decision Bush v. Gore, which ended the recount. With the end of the recount, Bush won Florida by a margin of or 537 votes; the Florida recount and subsequent litigation resulted in major post-election controversy, various people and organizations have speculated about who would have won the election in various scenarios. Bush won 271 electoral votes, one more than a majority, despite Gore receiving 543,895 more votes. Bush flipped 11 states that went Democratic in the 1996 election: Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and West Virginia.

Some of the Southern and Midwestern states flipped in this election have since become safe states in presidential elections for the Republican Party. Article Two of the United States Constitution provides that the President and Vice President of the United States must be natural-born citizens of the United States, at least 35 years old, a resident of the United States for a period of at least 14 years. Candidates for the presidency seek the nomination of one of the political parties of the United States, in which case each party devises a method to choose the candidate the party deems best suited to run for the position. Traditionally, the primary elections are indirect elections where voters cast ballots for a slate of party delegates pledged to a particular candidate; the party's delegates officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf. The general election in November is an indirect election, where voters cast ballots for a slate of members of the Electoral College. President Bill Clinton, a Democrat and former Governor of Arkansas, was ineligible to seek reelection to a third term due to restrictions of the Twenty-second Amendment.

In accordance with Section I of the Twentieth Amendment, his term expired at 12:00 noon EST on January 20, 2001. Republican candidates George W. Bush, Governor of Texas John McCain, Senator from Arizona Alan Keyes, former U. S. ECOSOC Ambassador from Maryland Steve Forbes, businessman from New Jersey Gary Bauer, former Undersecretary of Education from Kentucky Orrin Hatch, Senator from Utah Elizabeth Dole, former Secretary of Labor from Kansas Pat Buchanan and author from Virginia Dan Quayle, former Vice President of the United States, from Indiana Lamar Alexander, former Governor of Tennessee and former Secretary of Education Bob Smith, Senator from New Hampshire John Kasich, Representative from Ohio Herman Cain, CEO of Godfather's Pizza from Nebraska Bush became the early front-runner, acquiring unprecedented funding and a broad base of leadership support based on his governorship of Texas and the Bush family's name recognition and connections. Former cabinet member George Shultz played an important early role in securing establishment Republican support for Bush.

In April 1998, he invited Bush to discuss policy issues with experts including Michael Boskin, John Taylor, Condoleezza Rice. The group, "looking for a candidate for 2000 with good political instincts, someone they could work with", was impressed, Shultz encouraged him to enter the race. Several aspirants withdrew before the Iowa Caucus because they did not secure funding and endorsements sufficient to remain competitive with Bush; these included Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle, Lamar Alexander, Bob Smith. Pat Buchanan dropped out to run for the Re

Sea Girt School District

Sea Girt School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Sea Girt, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 208 students and 20.3 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.3:1. The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J. For ninth through twelfth grades, Sea Girt's public school students attend Manasquan High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manasquan Public Schools. Manasquan High School serves students from Avon-by-the-Sea, Brielle, Lake Como, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights who attend Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,012 students and 67.8 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 14.9:1. For the 2005-06 and 2017-18 school years, Sea Girt Elementary School was one of the select schools in New Jersey recognized by the United States Department of Education as a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest official level of recognition that an American school can receive; the school was one of nine public schools recognized as Blue Ribbon schools in 2017. Sea Girt Elementary School had an enrollment of 161 students as of the 2014-15 school year. Richard Papera, Principal Core members of the district's administration include: Richard Papera, Superintendent Michael Bardsley, Business Administrator / Board Secretary Sea Girt Elementary School Sea Girt Elementary School's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education Data for Sea Girt Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics

Cliff Parisi

Cliff Parisi is an English actor, known for his roles as Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Fred Buckle in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife. In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Parisi began his career in 1982, he continued working as a stand-up comedian for a further seven years before being cast in the 1989 film Queen of Hearts. Parisi appeared in television series such as Chancer, Kavanagh QC, Bramwell and A Prince Among Men, he auditioned for the role of Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. His storylines in the series involved forming a close friendship with Garry Hobbs and finding love with established characters Heather Trott and Manda Best, he made his final appearance on 21 September 2010. In 2012, Parisi filmed a guest role in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the character of Walt, he starred as a guest in the BBC drama Hustle, playing the character of Arnie. Since 2012, Parisi has starred in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife, appearing as Fred.

In 2014, he appeared as Ed Poll. In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and was the third contestant to leave. Parisi has four children, one with his partner, BBC producer Tara Wyer, three from previous relationships. Queen of Hearts - Manager A Bit of Fry & Laurie Can You Hear Me Thinking? - Biker KYTV Chancer - Lunchbox The Pleasure Principle - Police Officer Boon - John Preston The Guilty - Cliff Gone to Seed - Robin Sean's Show - Police Officer The Darling Buds of May - Bill Jackson The Upper Hand - Gary Bermuda Grace - Gary Foster London's Burning - Mickey Wright Drop the Dead Donkey - Paramedic Under the Moon - Clifford N7 - Alvin Kavanagh QC - Tom Buckley Bramwell & Bramwell II - Daniel Bentley Glam Metal Detectives - Security Guard Pie in the Sky - Inspector Dave Smith A Prince Among Men - Dave Perry The Man Who Knew Too Little - Uri Our Boy - Jeff The Saint - Pub Waiter Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... - Sprott Kiss Me Kate - Tony From Hell - Bartender Hot Money - Bob Hoodless Casualty - Paul Farrell Sunburn - Reggie Roach EastEnders - Minty Peterson Helen West Bedtime Waking the Dead - Tony King The Bill - Anthony Spall Hustle - Arnie Call the Midwife - Fred Hollyoaks - Walt Outnumbered - Ed Poll Plebs - Fulvio I'm a Celebrity...

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Las Posadas

Las Posadas is a novenario celebrated chiefly in Latin America, Guatemala, by Hispanics in the United States, by people who identify with Latin American culture. It is celebrated between December 16 and December 24. Las Posadas derives from the Spanish word posada which, in this case refers to the inn from the Nativity story, it uses the plural form as the celebration lasts for a nine-day interval during the Christmas season, which represents the nine-month pregnancy of Mary, the mother of Christ Jesus celebrated by his followers. The celebration has been a Mexican tradition for over 400 years, starting in 1586. Many Mexican holidays include dramatizations of original events, a tradition which has its roots in the ritual of Bible plays used to teach religious doctrine to a illiterate population in 10th- and 11th-century Europe; the plays lost favor with the Church and were banned as they became popular through the addition of folk music and other non-religious elements. In Mexico, the winter solstice festival was one of the most important celebrations of the year and it was on December 12 according to the Julian calendar used by the Spanish until 1582.

According to the Aztec calendar, Tonantzin Guadalupe was celebrated on the winter solstice, she is still celebrated today on December 12, while their most important deity, the sun god Huitzilopochtli, was born during the month of December. The parallel in time between this native celebration and the celebration of Christmas lent itself to an almost-seamless merging of the two holidays. Seeing the opportunity to proselytize, Spanish missionaries brought the reinvented religious pageant to Mexico where they used it to teach the story of Jesus' birth. In 1586, Friar Diego de Soria obtained a Papal bull from Pope Sixtus V, stating that a Christmas mass should be observed throughout Mexico on the nine days preceding Christmas Day. While its roots are in Catholicism, Protestant Latinos follow the tradition. Two people dress up as Mary and Joseph and certain houses are designated to be an "inns"; the people playing the part of Mary and Joseph travel to one house each night for nine nights. At each house, the resident responds by singing a song and Mary and Joseph are recognized and allowed to enter.

Latin American countries have continued to celebrate the holiday to this day, with few changes to the tradition. Individuals may play the various parts of Mary and Joseph, with the expectant mother riding a real donkey, attendants such as angels and shepherds acquired along the way, or pilgrims who may carry images of the holy personages instead, while children may carry poinsettias; the procession is followed by musicians, with the entire procession singing posadas such as pedir posada. At the end of each night, there are Christmas children break open star-shaped piñatas; the piñatas used during the holiday are traditionally made out of clay. It is expected to meet all the invitees in a previous procession. In Wisconsin, the procession may occur within a home, because of the weather. One event in Portland, finishes with Santa Claus and Christmas gifts donated to needy children. In New York, worshippers may drink atole, a corn-sugar drink traditional during Christmas. A large procession occurs along the San Antonio River Walk, held since 1966.

In the Philippines, the tradition of Las Posadas is illustrated by the Panunulúyan pageant. The main difference, compared to Mexico, is that actors are used for Mary and Joseph instead of statues and sing the requests for accommodation; the lines of the "innkeepers" are often sung, but sometimes these respond without singing. Another difference is that the lyrics are not in Spanish but in a local Philippine language, such as Tagalog. In Nicaragua, the older generations grew up celebrating posadas, but the tradition fell out of fashion in cities by the 60s. La Purísima originated in León in the 1600s with Franciscan friars, but the celebration spread through the country. By the 1800s, it became a national holiday and has since become a tradition in many of the places where Nicaraguans have emigrated to. La Purísima starts at noon on December 7 with major fireworks throughout the country. Around 6:00pm more fireworks announce the time when adults and children go out around their neighborhoods or towns with burlap sacks in hand visiting different altars while caroling the Virgin Mary.

In exchange for singing, people receive sweets, refreshments and toys. The celebration goes on well into the night. At midnight, fireworks in the shape of Mary and angels begin lasting half an hour. Cuba has a similar tradition called Parrandas; the tradition began in the 19th century by Father Francisco Vigil de Quiñones, the priest of the Grand Cathedral of Remedios, in order

Live! Coast to Coast

Live! Coast to Coast is the first live album and fourth overall album by R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass, it was recorded in Philadelphia in 1978 and Los Angeles in 1979. It did rather well on the Billboard album charts, reaching #33 Pop and #5 R&B. All tracks composed by Leon Huff. A. Rap" "Come Go with Me" "Close the Door" "Turn Off the Lights" "Do Me" Live Interview with Mimi Brown of WDAS-FM, Philadelphia "It's You I Love" Live Interview "Shout and Scream" Live Interview Concludes Teddy Pendergrass - vocals Bobby Eli, Robert "Wawa" Le Grand - guitar Jimmy Williams, Norman Smith, Philip McClelland - bass Jerry Cohen, Leon Ware - keyboards Alfie Pollitt - piano Lenny Pakula - organ Cecil Du Valle - organ, synthesizer James Carter, Keith Benson, Quinton Joseph - drums Gregory L. Moore, David Cruse - percussion Sam Reed - saxophone, flute Arthur T. Pugh, Jr. Louis Opalesky Jr. Sylvester Bryant - trumpet, flugelhorn Joseph A. Kohanski, Jr. - trombone John Petrella, Peter M. Kucirko - cello Emma Kummrow, Florence Rosensweig, Grace S. Babogh, Richard E. Jones, Roger J. Harrington, Thomas Di Sarlo - violin Sharon Ray, Susan M. Leon - viola Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Benton, Harriet Tharp, Melva Story, Sherry Williams - backing vocals Karat Faye - Engineer @ Record Plant L.

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Ömürbek Babanov

Ömürbek Toktogulovich Babanov is a Kyrgyz politician, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from 1 December 2011 to 1 September 2012. Before his appointment as Prime Minister, he was Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Almazbek Atambayev, he was acting Prime Minister from 23 September 2011 until 14 November 2011, as the Prime Minister Atambayev was a candidate in the presidential election. He again became acting Prime Minister on 1 December 2011, he was confirmed by Parliament on 23 December 2011. On 1 September 2012 Babanov resigned as Prime Minister. With an estimated wealth of $1.5 billion, he is one of the richest people in Kyrgyzstan. Babanov participated in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election in 2017 as an independent. During a television debate, candidate Sooronbay Jeenbekov promised to imprison Babanov as part of a proposed fight against corruption, he came second to Jeenbekov with 33% of the vote. Babanov is half-Turkish and his wife is Kazakh; these facts were used to smear him during the 2017 election