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Benjamin Harrison V

Benjamin Harrison V, of Charles City County, was an American planter and merchant, a revolutionary leader, a Founding Father of the United States. He received his higher education at the College of William and Mary and was a representative to the Virginia House of Burgesses for Surry County and Charles City County, he was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777, served on the committee which wrote the Model Treaty, signed the Declaration of Independence during the Second Continental Congress. Harrison served as Virginia's fifth governor from 1781 to 1784, he was a member of the Harrison family of Virginia, his direct descendants include two presidents: his son William Henry Harrison and his great-grandson Benjamin Harrison. Harrison was the oldest of ten children born to Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter, a daughter of Robert Carter I; the first Benjamin Harrison arrived in the colonies around 1630. British historian F. A. Inderwick contends that Benjamin IV is descended from Thomas Harrison, a participant in the regicide of Charles I, but this is disputed.

Benjamin IV and Anne built the manor house at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, he served as a Justice of the Peace and represented Charles City County in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Benjamin V was described in his youth as "tall and powerfully built", with "features that were defined, a well-shaped mouth above a strong pointed chin", his brother Carter Henry became a leader in Cumberland County. Brother Nathaniel settled in Prince George County, became sheriff, was elected to the House of Burgesses. Brother Henry fought in the French and Indian War and settled at Hunting Quarter in Sussex County. Brother Charles joined the rose to the rank of brigadier general. Harrison's father was struck by lightning while shutting an upstairs window on July 12, 1745 at age 51, he and daughter Hannah were killed. Benjamin inherited the bulk of his father's estate, including the family home Berkeley and a number of surrounding plantations, he assumed ownership and responsibility for the manor house's equipment and numerous slaves.

His siblings inherited another six plantations and slaves, as the father chose to depart from the tradition of leaving the entire estate to the eldest son. Harrison's father prohibited any splitting of slave families in the distribution of his estate. Harrison followed his father in representing the counties of Charles City and Surry in the House of Burgesses, he served as a county justice, he was among the first signers in 1770 of an agreement among Virginia lawmakers and merchants boycotting British imports until the British Parliament repealed its taxes on tea. He joined in sponsoring a bill which declared that laws were illegal if Parliament passed them without the consent of the colonists; the Boston Tea Party occurred in 1773 and the British Parliament enacted punitive measures which Colonists called the Intolerable Acts. Harrison and 88 members of the Virginia Burgesses signed a new association on May 24, 1774 condemning the action of the Parliament, they invited other colonies to convene a Continental Congress.

Harrison was selected on August 5, 1774 as one of seven delegates to represent Virginia at the Congress. He set out that month, leaving his home state for the first time, arrived in Philadelphia on September 2, 1774 for the First Continental Congress. Harrison gravitated to the older and more conservative of his fellow delegates in Philadelphia, was more distant with the New Englanders and the more radical John and Samuel Adams. John Adams described Harrison in his diary as "another Sir John Falstaff", "obscene", "profane", "impious", but he recalled Harrison saying that he was so eager to participate in the Continental Congress that "he would have come on foot." Their dislike for one another was due to differences in personality and party factionalism. The First Congress concluded in October with finalization of a Petition to the King, signed by all delegates including Harrison, requesting the King's attention to the colonies' grievances and restoration of harmony with the crown; the Second Continental Congress convened in May 1775.

Harrison resided in a house in north Philadelphia during the Congress with Peyton Randolph and George Washington. He remained there alone after Washington assumed command of the Continental Randolph died, he was envolved with the issues of funding and supplying Washington's army, corresponded with Washington at length. Harrison was in attendance to the session's end in July 1776, serving as Chairman of the Committee of the Whole in the Congress, he presided over the final debates on the Lee Resolution offered by Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee, he presided over the debates and amendments to the final Declaration of Independence. The Committee of Five presented Jefferson's draft of the Declaration on June 28, 1776, the Congress resolved on July 1 that the Committee of the Whole, chaired by Harrison, should discuss its content; the Committee amended it on July 2 and 3 adopted it in final form on Thursday, July 4. Harrison duly reported this to the Congress, gave a final reading of the Declaration.

The congress unanimously resolved to have the Declaration signed by those present. Harrison was known for his sense of humor.

Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency)

Birbhum is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the western part of Birbhum district in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 42 Birbhum are in Birbhum district. The seat was reserved for scheduled castes from 1962 to 2004, but was declared a free seat from 2009 general elections; as per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 42 Birbhum is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009: Dubrajpur Suri Sainthia Rampurhat Hansan Nalhati Murarai Prior to delimitation, Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:Rajnagar, Mahammad Bazar, Hansan and Murarai..* In 1951 and 1957, Birbhum had dual seats. Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission. Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled In 1951 and 1957 Birbhum had dual seats.

It had single seats in other years, Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below: Birbhum district List of Constituencies of the Lok Sabha

Stephanie Kurtzuba

Stephanie Kurtzuba is an American film and theater actress. She is best known for her roles in the films The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman, on television in a recurring role on The Good Wife. Kurtzuba was born and raised in Omaha, where she graduated from Omaha Central High School. Growing up, she performed in local theater productions, with her first role at the age of 10 as an orphan pickpocket in the musical Oliver, won the Miss Nebraska Pre-Teen pageant, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied journalism, before being accepted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned an acting degree. After graduating, she spent time performing in experimental off-off-Broadway productions, before going into commercial theater, her first Broadway show was as part of a backup trio to Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz in 2003. As a member of the original Broadway casts of Mary Poppins in 2006 and Billy Elliot the Musical in 2008, she performed at the 2007 and 2009 Tony Awards.

Kurtzuba portrayed Mrs. Kovacevic, a social services clerk with a Russian accent, in the 2014 film adaptation of Annie, her performance was praised in Variety. She is featured on the song "I Think" on the Annie soundtrack album. In The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, she played Kimmie Belzer, a single mom hired by Jordan Belfort and the only female stockbroker at the company. In the Scorsese Netflix film The Irishman, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, she portrays Irene, the wife of De Niro's character, she appeared in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Away We Go opposite John Krasinski. Kurtzuba had recurring roles as Olivia on The Good Wife on CBS, as cult member Sabrina on The Leftovers on HBO, on the Paramount Network miniseries Waco, she has appeared on Law & Order: SVU on NBC, Elementary on CBS, Bull on CBS. Kurtzuba married Joshua Coakley in 2005, they met when Kurtzuba was performing in a show at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Coakley was working on the show in the props department.

They have two sons. Kurtzuba co-owns West Lanes Bowling Center in Omaha with two siblings, her maternal grandparents built the bowling alley in 1955. Official website Stephanie Kurtzuba on IMDb Stephanie Kurtzuba at the Internet Broadway Database

Voter impersonation (United States)

Voter impersonation is a form of electoral fraud in which a person, eligible to vote in an election votes more than once, or a person, not eligible to vote does so by voting under the name of an eligible voter. In the United States, voter ID laws have been enacted in a number of states since 2010 with the aim of preventing voter impersonation. Existing research and evidence shows that voter impersonation is rare. In 1997 in Miami, 18 people were arrested for absentee ballot fraud in the mayoral election. Over a recent 14-year period, there were only 31 documented cases of voter impersonation. There is no evidence. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, which Donald Trump has incorrectly cited as proof of voter fraud, millions of voter registration records were out of date as people were either deceased or had moved. In November 2016, the former Pew research director explained Trump's error, that the report found neither evidence of voter fraud nor its absence: "It's all about the voter list.

It was not about fraud at all.” Voter ID laws target "in-person" voting fraud to deter impersonation by requiring some form of official ID. In many states, voters have other options besides election day "in-person" voting, such as early voting, absentee voting, or absentee ballot. Absentee voting fraud, for example, more common, is not "deterred by ID laws". A 2015 article by University of Virginia Law School's Michael Gilbert in the Columbia Law Review described how voter ID laws are controversial in the United States in terms of both politics and public law. Gilbert contends that voter ID laws "increase the risk of vote fraud"; those who support voter ID claim to want to protect election integrity by preventing voter fraud. Opponents claim that voter ID laws, "like poll taxes and literacy tests before them, intentionally depress turnout by lawful voters." Critics of voter ID laws have argued that voter impersonation is illogical from the perspective of the perpetrator, as if they are caught, they will face harsh criminal penalties, including up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for citizens and possible deportation for non-citizens.

If they are not caught, they will have cast only one vote for their candidate. It would be difficult for someone to coordinate widespread voter impersonation to steal an election. If they paid people to vote for their preferred candidate, they could not confirm whether the people they paid voted at all, much less the way they were paid to; the strictest voter ID law in the United States is Senate Bill 14, signed by the Governor of Texas Rick Perry in 2011 and came into effect on January 1, 2012, although it was blocked a few months later. It was reinstated in 2013, but was found to be discriminatory against minorities in a July 2015 U. S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. A lower court was required to develop a fix for the law before the November 2016 elections. Jeff Sessions dropped challenges against Senate Bill 14 early in his tenure at the Department of Justice; the vast majority of voter ID laws in the United States target only voter impersonation, of which there are only 31 documented cases in the United States from the 2000–2014 period.

According to PolitiFact, "in-person voter fraud—the kind targeted by the ID law—remains rare". According to the Associated Press, the New York Times, NPR, CNBC, the Guardian, FactCheck. Org, the available research and evidence point to the type of fraud that would be prevented by voter ID laws as "very rare" or "extremely rare". PolitiFact finds the suggestion that "voter fraud is rampant" false, giving it its "Pants on Fire" rating. ABC News reported in 2012 that only four cases of voter impersonation had led to convictions in Texas over the previous decade. A study released the same year by News21, an Arizona State University reporting project, identified a total of 10 cases of alleged voter impersonation in the United States since 2000; the same study found that for every case of voter impersonation, there were 207 cases of other types of election fraud. This analysis has, in turn, been criticized by the executive director of the Republican National Lawyers Association, who has said that the study was "highly flawed in its approach to the issue."

A 2012 study found no evidence that voter impersonation occurred in the 2006 Georgia general elections. In April 2014, Federal District Court Judge Lynn Adelman ruled in Frank v. Walker that Wisconsin's voter ID law was unconstitutional because "virtually no voter impersonation occurs in Wisconsin...". In August 2014, Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, reported in the Washington Post's Wonkblog that he had identified only 31 credible cases of voter impersonation since 2000. Levitt has claimed that of these 31 cases, three of them occurred in Texas, while Lorraine Minnite of Rutgers University–Camden estimates there were four during the 2000–2014 period; the most serious incident identified involved as many as 24 people trying to vote under assumed names in Brooklyn, but this would not have made a significant difference in any American election. That year, a study in the Election Law Journal found that about the same percentage of the U. S. population admitted to having been abducted by aliens as admitted to committing voter impersonation.

This study concluded that "strict voter ID requirements address a problem, not common in the 2012 U. S. election." In 2016, News21 reviewed cases of possible voter impersonation in five states where politicians had expressed con

Kotoni Station (JR Hokkaido)

Kotoni Station is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Nishi-ku, Hokkaido, operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company. It is numbered S03. Kotoni Station is served by the Hakodate Main Line; the station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks. The station has automated ticket machines, automated turnstiles which accept Kitaca, a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Subway Kotoni Station Kotoni Station Post Office Kotoni Nishi Police Station Tsuruha drug Kotoni-eki Higashi-guchi store Sapporo Agricultural Cooperative Association, Kotoni branch Hokkaido Bank, Hachi-ken branch Sapporo Shinkin Bank, Kotoni branch Sorachi Shinkin Bank, Kotoni branch Asahikawa Shinkin Bank, Kotoni branch North Pacific Bank, Kotoni branch Kotoni JR Hokkaido map

Dugald Christie (lawyer)

Dugald Christie was a Canadian lawyer and political activist. He was based in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, he was the grandson of Dr Dugald Christie, a Scottish Presbyterian missionary doctor who founded the Mukden Medical College in Shenyang, China. Dugald Christie finished his school in Montreal Quebec, he studied at School of Law of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Christie began his political activities in 1991 when he began to offer free legal service to low-income people in Vancouver; as the head of the Western Canada Society to Access Justice he was instrumental in setting up numerous pro-bono clinics across western Canada. He charged low fees, his net income in the years 1991 to 1999 did not exceed $30,000 per year. Christie is most noteworthy for a 2005 court challenge of a British Columbia law that extended provincial sales tax to legal services. Christie argued that the law unjustly infringed on the constitutionally-protected rights of low income people to access the justice system.

He met with partial success at the Court of Appeal, but a further appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the lower court's decision on May 25, 2007. In 2006 Christie began an effort to bicycle across Canada in order to raise awareness of the shortcomings of legal assistance programs in Canada. On July 31, 2006 in Sault Ste. Marie, Christie was killed when he was hit by a van during his trip. Since 2009, students at the McGill University Faculty of Law have been holding an annual community bike ride to celebrate Dugald Christie's legacy and continue his work; each fall, participants from the Law Faculty and the wider community collect donations and raise awareness about access to justice issues in Montreal