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Daniel D. Tompkins

Daniel D. Tompkins was an American politician, he was the fourth governor of New York from 1807 to 1817, the sixth vice president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Born in Scarsdale, New York, Tompkins practiced law in New York City after graduating from Columbia College, he was a delegate to the 1801 New York constitutional convention and served on the New York Supreme Court from 1804 to 1807. In 1807, he defeated incumbent Morgan Lewis to become the Governor of New York, he held that office from 1807 to 1817, serving for the duration of the War of 1812. During the war, he spent his own money to equip and pay the militia when the legislature wasn't in session, or would not approve the necessary funds. Tompkins was the Democratic-Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in the 1816 presidential election; the ticket of James Monroe and Tompkins prevailed over limited Federalist opposition. He served as vice president from 1817 to 1825, was the only 19th century vice president to serve two full terms.

In 1820, he was defeated by DeWitt Clinton. After the War of 1812, Tompkins was in poor physical and financial health, the latter condition stemming from his spending for the military effort during the War of 1812, he fell into alcoholism and was unable to re-establish fiscal solvency despite winning partial reimbursement from the federal government in 1823. He died in June 1825, soon after leaving office. Tompkins was baptized Daniel Tompkins, but added the middle initial "D." while a student at Columbia College to distinguish himself from another Daniel Tompkins, a student there. There is controversy as to; the accepted conclusion is that it did not stand for anything, served only to distinguish him from the other Daniel Tompkins. Daniel D. Tompkins was born in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York, at his home, the estate of Fox Meadow, his parents were Jonathan Griffin Tompkins. His older brother, Caleb Tompkins was a United States Representative from 1817 to 1821. Daniel Tompkins graduated from Columbia College in New York City in 1795, studied law with James Kent and Peter Jay Munro.

He was admitted to the bar in 1797, practiced in New York City. Despite the Federalist leanings of Kent and Munro, Tompkins entered politics as a Democratic-Republican, he was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1801, a member of the New York State Assembly in 1804. He was elected to the 9th United States Congress, but resigned before the beginning of the term to accept, at age 30, an appointment as associate justice of the New York Supreme Court, in which capacity he served from 1804 to 1807. On February 20, 1798, Daniel Tompkins, 23, married 16-year-old Hannah Minthorne, the daughter of Mangle Minthorne, an Assistant Alderman of New York City; the couple had eight children, including Arietta Minthorn Tompkins, who married a son of Smith Thompson in 1818, Minthorne Tompkins, the Free Soil Party candidate for Governor of New York in 1852. The Tompkinsville section of Staten Island was named after him, his main residence was located on Fort Hill, near Fort Place which burned down in 1874.

Their children Hannah and Minthorne were named after their mother, Hannah and Minthorne streets in Staten Island are named for them. Staten Island's Westervelt Avenue is named for daughter Hannah's husband. Hannah was ill in the year before her husband became vice president, did not attend his inauguration, she survived him by nearly four years in Staten Island. On April 30, 1807, he defeated the incumbent Governor Morgan Lewis – Tompkins received 35,074 votes, Lewis 30,989 – and remained in office as Governor of New York until 1817, he was reelected in 1810, defeating Jonas Platt – Tompkins 43,094 votes, Jonas Platt 36,484. In 1813 he defeated Stephen Van Rensselaer – Tompkins 43,324 votes, Van Rensselaer 39,718 – and in 1816, he beat Rufus King – Tompkins 45,412 votes, King 38,647. Tompkins was supported by DeWitt Clinton in his first run for office, but Tompkins broke with Clinton by supporting James Madison over Clinton in the 1808 presidential election. During the War of 1812, Tompkins proved to be one of the most effective war governors.

He played an important role in reorganizing the state militia and promoted the formation of a standing state military force based on select conscription. He declined an appointment as United States Secretary of State by President James Madison in 1814, instead accepting appointment as commander of the federal military district that included New York City. Tompkins was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814. In 1815 Tompkins established a settlement along the eastern shore of Staten Island that came to be called Tompkinsville, he built a dock along the waterfront in the neighborhood in 1817 and began offering daily steam ferry service between Staten Island and Manhattan. In 1816 he purchased much of the land known as Tompkinsville from the Church of St. Andrew, but his financial troubles led the church to foreclose, his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. John S. and Hannah Westervelt bought the property, which they divided into many lots to sell off. In 1817, Governor Tompkins suggested that July 4, 1827, be set as the date on which all slaves in New York state—including those who were born before the Gradual Manumission Act of July 4, 1799, —should be freed.


Peter Mata'utia

Peter Mata'utia-Leifi known by the nickname of "Pete". is a Samoa international rugby league footballer who plays as a centre and wing for the Castleford Tigers in the BETFRED Super League. He played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights in the NRL, he has played for the Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship and joined the Castleford Tigers on loan during the 2018 Super League season. Mata'utia is of Samoan descent, he played his junior rugby league for the Bankstown Cougars. He moved to Newcastle, New South Wales, played for Raymond Terrace, before being signed by the Newcastle Knights. Mata'utia is the older brother of Knights teammates Chanel Mata'utia, Pat Mata'utia and Sione Mata'utia. From 2008 to 2010, Mata'utia played for the Newcastle Knights' NYC team, scoring over 300 points in 44 games. In August 2008, he played for the Australian Schoolboys. On 17 October 2009, he played for Samoa against the Cook Islands in the 2009 Pacific Cup. In 2011, Mata'utia graduated to Central Coast Centurions.

In Round 11 of the 2011 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Knights against the Sydney Roosters, scoring a try on debut. On 17 June, he re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract, turning down offers from three rival teams, he finished his debut season having played in scoring two tries. In July, Mata'utia was admitted to hospital after suffering a crushed larynx in a New South Wales Cup game for the Knights, he received an emergency tracheostomy. He was ruled out for the rest of the season, after only playing one NRL game for the Knights that year. On 17 July, Mata'utia played for the New South Wales Residents against the Queensland Residents. On 23 August, he signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2014, after failing to break into the Knights' first-grade team in 2013. On 22 September, he was named at centre in the 2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year. On 3 May, Mata'utia returned to the Samoan side against Fiji in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International.

In Round 10 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his club debut for the Dragons against the Parramatta Eels. On 8 September, he was named in the Samoan train-on squad for the 2014 Four Nations making the final 24-man squad for Samoa, however he was unable to compete in the tournament due to passport issues. On 3 May, Mata'utia again played for the New South Wales Residents against the Queensland Residents, this time alongside his brother Chanel. On 24 June, he re-signed with the Dragons on a 2-year contract. On 20 April, Mata'utia returned to the Newcastle Knights effective on a contract until the end of 2017, after being released from his Dragons contract. Mata'utia played in every match for the Knights in the 2017 season, only missing 6 games since returning to the Knights midway through the 2016 season. In October, he rejected a 1-year extension offer from the Knights and instead signed a 3-year contract with the Leigh Centurions in the English Kingstone Press Championship. Mata'utia started the 2018 season with the Leigh Centurions, was allowed to leave the club due to the club's inability to make the top 4 of the Championship and owner Derek Beaumont admitting that he would not be able to financially support the club beyond the current season.

Mata'utia signed a loan deal with Castleford Tigers until the end of 2018, which would lead to a 3-year deal from 2019 until the end of 2021. He made his debut in the Tigers' 52-24 victory over Widnes Vikings. Mata'utia began his permanent deal at the Castleford Tigers at the start of the 2019 Super League season. Castleford Tigers profile Leigh Centurions profile Newcastle Knights profile 2017 RLWC profile SL profile

Suing the Devil

Suing the Devil is a 2010 Christian thriller film, released in 2011. It was directed by Tim Chey and stars Malcolm McDowell and Tom Sizemore. Luke O'Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for 8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are ten of the world's best trial lawyers; the entire world watches on Justice TV to see. In the end, Luke wins the suit after a sensational proceeding. However, the film ends by showing. Malcolm McDowell as Satan Shannen Fields as Gwen O'Brien Corbin Bernsen as Barry Polk Tom Sizemore as Tony'The Hip' Anzaldo Bart Bronson as Luke O'Brien Rebecca St. James as Jasmine Williams Filming took place in Burbank, Los Angeles, Darlinghurst in New South Wales, Sydney. Suing the Devil was released internationally in Brazil, UK, Canada and Nigeria; the film was distributed on demand through a variety of services in the Canada. The film won the 5-Dove Award from the Dove Foundation, their highest rating for a "family approved" film.

Some critical reviews were negative. For example, Gabe Toro of Indiewire wrote: "The ideas behind the film are laughably primitive, it's startling to see an actor of McDowell's caliber swept up in them. At the point where Satan begins taking credit for gangsta rap, it's clear that the ignorance that powers this film is borderline dangerous... In short, it's embarrassing on every level, poorly written, shot and edited and bereft of a single idea, interesting or otherwise." Mr Toro gave it a letter grade of F. In a review for The A. V. Club by Nathan Rabin wrote that "hanks entirely to McDowell, Suing The Devil is one of the most entertaining evangelical Christian films I've written about for this column. Unlike most godly epics, it has a sense of humor about itself, but the laughs it generates are of the unintentional variety. It's sweet and strangely touching in its fuzzy but strong-headed conviction that with a whole lot of faith and Jesus' love inside him, a no-hoper of a lawyer could triumph over the ultimate evil."

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Hekou, Xiangtan

Hekou Town is an urban town in Xiangtan County, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. As of the 2000 census it had an area of 93.78 square kilometres. The town is divided into 35 villages and 1 community, the following areas: Xinjie Community, Hekou Village, Yuexing Village, Qili Village, Xianjin Village, Fengshuchong Village, Shuangbanqiao Village, Baimi Village, Zhongwan Village, Taihe Village, Sanlian Village, Shanhu Village, Tianbai Village, Gaosi Village, Shaquan Village, Yangji Village, Zitang Village, Liantuo Village, Shuangjiangkou Village, Luhua Village, Youyu Village, Taolun Village, Hongqi Village, Shangxingqiao Village, Tongjiaba Village, Daba Village, Linquan Village, Yijia Village, Jingzhushan Village, Xilin Village, Xinxin Village, Qingshichong Village, Dongquan Village, Gutangqiao Village, Fengshu Village, Shiwan Village. In 1984, Hekou Township was built. In 1993, Heku Town was built. Xiang River, Yisu River and Lian River flow through the town. Rice, water melon and rapeseed are important to the economy.

Huaguxi is the most influence local theater. The major highways is the 320 National Road

Meteor (horse)

Meteor was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2000 Guineas Stakes in 1842. He was trained by John Scott. Meteor was a chestnut colt foaled in 1839, he was sired by York Gold Cup and Liverpool Cup winner Velocipede, who sired a number of top runners including Epsom Derby winner Amato. Meteor's dam, was a daughter of Derby winner Whisker, he grew to stand 15 hands and 3 inches high. Meteor stated as the 6/4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket on 26 April 1842. Ridden by William Scott, Meteor won the race by half a length from Wiseacre. Misdeal finished in third with Archy in fourth place of the eight runners. In July at Goodwood he finished unplaced behind Misdeal in the Racing Stakes over a mile, after starting as 6/4 favourite, he was never fit enough to race. These two races were his only appearances and he earned £1,500. Meteor was a stallion at Catterick in Yorkshire, he stood for a fee of five shillings for the groom. He died sometime after 1861

Dizzy Nutter

Everett Clarence "Dizzy" Nutter was a former professional baseball player. In an eight-year career, Nutter played in one major league season with the Boston Braves in 1919, he weighed 160 pounds. Nutter was born "Everett Clarence Nutter" on August 27, 1893, in Ohio. In 1914, Nutter began his professional baseball career playing for the D-level Charleston Senators of the Ohio State League. During the 1914 season, Nutter recorded a. 271 batting average with seven home runs. He continued his minor-league career in 1915 with Charleston before joining the B-level New Haven Murlins in 1916. Nutter played in New Haven for two years before his contract was purchased by the Boston Braves on August 29, 1919, he made his major league debut for the Boston Braves on September 7, 1919, in a game against the New York Giants, playing played center field and recording two hits in four plate appearances. After playing eighteen games for the Braves during which he batted.212, Nutter returned to New Haven for the remainder of the 1919 season.

For the New Haven Weissmen, he led the team in hits and triples during the 1919 and 1920 seasons. Nutter's last season of professional baseball was in 1922 for New Haven Weissmen. Nutter died on July 25, 1958, in Battle Creek and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Roseville, Ohio. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Dizzy Nutter at Find a Grave