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2007 New South Wales state election

Elections for the 54th Parliament of New South Wales were held on Saturday, 24 March 2007. The entire Legislative Assembly and half of the Legislative Council was up for election; the Labor Party led by Morris Iemma won a fourth four-year term against the Liberal-National coalition led by Peter Debnam. Labor's substantial majority survived the election intact; the Liberals succeeded in taking two independent-held seats and one Labor-held seat, whilst the Nationals and an independent each took one Labor-held seat. Labor, running on the slogan "More to do, but we're heading in the right direction," outspent the Liberals, whose slogan was "Let's fix NSW." Though water and infrastructure emerged as key issues in the campaign, much of the parties' advertising focussed on the negatives: Debnam's business record and Labor's record in office. The media concluded that the choice facing voters was in finding the lesser of two evils: the three major newspapers sold in New South Wales endorsed Debnam, though not without criticising his ineptitude on the campaign trail.

The result was perceived as a foregone conclusion, with opposition leader Peter Debnam conceding as much the week before the poll. Opinion polls put Labor ahead in terms of voting intention and preferred premier; the ALP would lose government at the next election in a landslide defeat in 2011. There has been a view that the party would have suffered a less worse defeat if it had lost government at the 2007 election; the New South Wales Legislative Assembly has 93 members elected for four-year terms using instant-runoff voting, a form of preferential voting. The voting system is the same as for the Australian House of Representatives except that New South Wales has optional preferential voting; this means that while voters may number every candidate if they wish, their vote is still formal if they choose not to. They may vote for one candidate only, or for as many candidates as they choose, provided that they number them in correct sequence; the New South Wales Legislative Council has 42 members who serve eight year terms, one-half of the body being elected every four years.

The Council uses the Single Transferable Vote method, a form of preferential voting for use with proportional representation. As for the Assembly, the numbering of preferences is optional. After each election, the Governor of New South Wales, appoints a member of the Legislative Assembly to the position of Premier of New South Wales. By convention, the party leader with the largest bloc of votes in the Assembly, is chosen. Government is formed in the lower house of Parliament; the seats for this election resulted from the boundary redistribution conducted in 2004, which did not change the number of seats notionally held by each party. The two-party preferred vote, excluding votes which were exhausted in the distribution of preferences, was 52.26% for Labor, 47.74% for the Coalition, a swing of 3.92% from the ALP. A majority being 47 seats, the Labor Party had to lose nine seats to lose its majority, the Liberal-National coalition had to gain 16 seats to gain a majority. Had the Liberal-National coalition gained at least one seat from an Independent, a uniform swing of 11.6% would have been sufficient.

Otherwise, the necessary uniform swing required would have been 12.3%. Swings of this size are rare in New South Wales politics; the swings required for the opposing party to take each of the Assembly's 93 seats are illustrated by means of a Mackerras Pendulum. The following seats were described as marginal by psephologists Malcolm Mackerras and Antony Green after the 2005 redistribution. Sydney Balmain, in Sydney's inner-western suburbs, was with Marrickville one of two seats considered winnable for the Greens. Labor incumbent Verity Firth suffered a 2.9% primary and 3.2% two-candidate preferred swing against the Greens, to finish on 39.2% and 53.8% respectively. The Liberals held on to Hawkesbury despite an independent challenge from Steven Pringle, the disendorsed Liberal incumbent. Pringle won 28.0 % of the primary vote, at the expense of other independent candidates. Liberal candidate Ray Williams saw his primary vote dip by just 1.0%. In Macquarie Fields, high-profile Liberal candidate Nola Fraser achieved a 12% swing in two-party-preferred terms compared to the 2003 poll.

The incumbent, Labor's Steven Chaytor, had bowed out of the contest after being convicted for assaulting his girlfriend. Local issues such as hospital scandals and the 2005 Macquarie Fields riots may have contributed to the high Liberal vote. Labor candidate Andrew McDonald won Macquarie Fields comfortably; the Liberals won Manly from the independents for the first time since the 1980s. Sitting MP David Barr lost to future Premier Mike Baird, who increased the Liberals' primary vote by 4.4%. Marrickville, in Sydney's inner west, was with Balmain the other seat considered winnable for the Greens. Labor's Carmel Tebbutt suffered a 1.1% primary and 2.6% two-candidate preferred swing against the Greens, to finish on 46.6% and 57.5% respectively. Tebbutt won the seat in a 2005 by-election after quitting the Legislative Council, is a senior member of the party's left wing and has a strong personal following in the area; the Liberals lost Pittwater to independent Alex McTaggart at a by-election called after the resignation of John Brogden.

The Liberals' Rob Stokes won the seat back on primaries. Independent Dubbo MP Dawn Fardell fought off a challenge from the Nationals to retain her seat; the Nationals lost ground but the seat remains one of the state's most marginal. Star Liberal candidate Pru Goward beat off a tough fight in Goulburn with independ

Shameless (Camila Cabello song)

"Shameless" is a song by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. It was released alongside "Liar" on September 5, 2019, as the lead single from her second solo album Romance; the song was written by Cabello, Alexandra Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson and Stefan Johnson and produced by Watt and The Monsters and the Strangerz. The music video was directed by Henry Scholfield in Los Angeles and was released on the same day on YouTube. On September 1, 2019, Cabello posted a teaser of an upcoming project titled Romance; the first chapter is set to be released on September 5, 2019. In the following days, she went on to upload several pictures depicting the cover art for two songs titled "Shameless" and "Liar", she revealed the official cover art of the song on September 4, 2019. "Shameless" is a power pop-punk and pop rock song with a dark edge. The song was written by Camila Cabello, Alexandra Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson and Stefan Johnson; the song runs for thirty-nine seconds.

In terms of music notation, "Shameless" was composed using 44 common time in the key of E minor with a moderately fast tempo of 130 beats per minute. The song follows the chord progression of Em-D-C-G-Am. Cabello's vocal range spans from the low note E3 to the high note of E5, giving the song a two octave vocal range, it has reached top 50 in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hungary, Taiwan, Scotland and Slovakia and position 60 in the United States. The music video was filmed on August 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, it contains several scenes of the singer performing in various locations, such as singing in a Catholic confessional booth, dancing alongside a group of impersonators wearing red dresses, crawling inside a burning room, running through a street while wearing a white dress. The video was released on September 5, 2019; as of February 2020, it has received over 1.6 million likes on YouTube. Credits adapted from Tidal. Camila Cabello – vocals, songwriting The Monsters and the Strangerz – production, programming, keyboard Andrew "Watt" Wotman – production, guitar, programming Alexandra Tamposi – songwriting Jonathan "Jon" Bellion – songwriting Chris Galland – mixing Manny Marroquin – mixing Paul Lamalfa – recording

Mel Sachs

Mel Sachs was a prominent American criminal defense attorney in New York City. Sachs was born in New York City, he continued on to Brooklyn Law School. He was an active member of Congregation Emanu-El of New York. Sachs got. During his career he represented many prominent celebrities including Mike Tyson. One of his most famous cases was representing Sante Kimes. 2 other high profile cases was that of convicted serial killer Alejandro Henriquez and American rapper Lil Kim. He was a frequent guest on talk shows hosted by Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Larry King, Greta Van Susteren. Sean Penn used him as his role model in the making of the film Carlito's Way, he was famous for incorporating his passion for magic into his court room arguments. He taught at Cornell University Law School, Emory University Law School, Hofstra University School of Law, the University of Colorado Law School. Sachs served on the corporate boards of the Inland Fiber Group LLC and the U. S. Timberlands Services Company LLC, he died in his native city of New York, aged 60