David Davis was a United States Senator from Illinois and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. He served as Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager at the 1860 Republican National Convention, engineering Lincoln's nomination alongside Ward Hill Lamon and Leonard Swett. Educated at Kenyon College and Yale University, Davis settled in Bloomington, Illinois in the 1830s, where he practiced law, he served in the Illinois legislature and as a delegate to the state constitutional convention before becoming a state judge in 1848. After Lincoln won the presidency, he appointed Davis to the United States Supreme Court, where he served until 1877, he wrote the majority opinion in Ex parte Milligan, limiting the government's power to try citizens in military courts. He pursued the Liberal Republican Party's nomination in the 1872 presidential election, but was defeated at the convention by Horace Greeley. Davis was a pivotal figure in Congress's establishment of the Electoral Commission, charged with resolving the disputed 1876 presidential election.
Davis was expected to serve as the key member of the Commission, but he resigned from the Supreme Court to accept election to the Senate and thus did not serve on the commission. Known for his independence, he served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 1881 to 1883, placing him first in the line of presidential succession due to a vacancy in the office of the Vice President of the United States, he did not seek re-election in 1882 and retired from public life in 1883. He was born to a wealthy family in Cecil County, where he attended public school. After graduating from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1832, he went on to study law in Massachusetts and at Yale University. Upon his graduation from Yale in 1835, Davis moved to Illinois, to practice law, he married Sarah Woodruff Walker of Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1838. Two of their children and Sallie, survived to adulthood. Davis served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1845 and a delegate to the Illinois constitutional convention in McLean County, 1847.
From 1848 to 1862, Davis presided over the court of the Illinois Eighth Circuit, the same circuit where his friend, attorney Abraham Lincoln, was practicing. Davis was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago, serving as Lincoln's campaign manager during the 1860 presidential election. After President Lincoln's assassination, Judge Davis was an administrator of his estate. On October 17, 1862, Davis received a recess appointment from President Lincoln to a seat on the U. S. Supreme Court vacated by the resignation of John Archibald Campbell, who had resigned in protest of Lincoln's perceived intent to go to war with seceding Southern states. Formally nominated on December 1, 1862, Davis was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1862, received his commission the same day. On the Court, Davis became famous for writing one of the most profound decisions in the Supreme Court history, Ex parte Milligan. In that decision, the court set aside the death sentence imposed during the Civil War by a military commission upon a civilian, Lambdin P. Milligan.
Milligan had been found guilty of inciting insurrection. The Supreme Court held that since the civil courts were operative, the trial of a civilian by a military tribunal was unconstitutional; the opinion denounced arbitrary military power becoming one of the bulwarks of held notions of American civil liberty. In 1870 he held, with the minority of the Supreme Court, that the acts of Congress making government notes a legal tender in payment of debts were constitutional, he is the only judge of the Supreme Court with no recorded affiliation to any religious sect. After refusing calls to become Chief Justice, Davis, a registered independent, was nominated for President by the Labor Reform Convention in February 1872 on a platform that declared, among other things, in favor of a national currency "based on the faith and resources of the nation", interchangeable with 3.65% bonds of the government, demanded the establishment of an eight-hour law throughout the country, the payment of the national debt "without mortgaging the property of the people to enrich capitalists."
In answer to the letter informing him of the nomination, Judge Davis said: "Be pleased to thank the convention for the unexpected honor which they have conferred upon me. The chief magistracy of the republic should neither be sought nor declined by any American citizen."He withdrew from the presidential contest when he failed to receive the Liberal Republican Party nomination, which went to editor Horace Greeley. Greeley died before the return of the electoral vote. One of Greeley's electoral votes went to Davis. In 1877, Davis narrowly avoided the opportunity to be the only person to single-handedly select the President of the United States. In the disputed Presidential election of 1876 between the Republican Rutherford Hayes and the Democrat Samuel Tilden, Congress created a special Electoral Commission to decide to whom to award a total of 20 electoral votes which were disputed from the states of Florida, South Carolina and Oregon; the Commission was to be composed of 15 members: five drawn from the U.
S. House of Representatives, five from the U. S. Senate, five from the U. S. Supreme Court; the majority party in each legislative chamber would get three seats on the Commission, the minority party would get two. Both parties agreed to this arrangement because it was understood that the Commission would have seven Republicans, seven Democrats, Davis, arguably the most trusted independent in the nation. According to one historian, "No one not Davis himsel
Noi is the twelfth studio album by Italian singer-songwriter Eros Ramazzotti released on 13 November 2012 by Universal Music. The album, produced by Ramazzotti and Luca Chiaravalli, was preceded by the single "Un angelo disteso al sole", released on 12 October 2012. On 21 July 2011, it was announced that Eros Ramazzotti had left Sony Music, signing a recording contract with Universal. A few days Ramazzotti's manager Giancarlo Giannini announced that he had planned to start working on new material between September and October 2011, in order to release a new album in November 2012. However, in January 2012 Ramazzotti split with his manager; this led to speculations that the release date of the album was postponed to January 2013, but Universal Music denied it, confirming the release of a new studio set in 2012. In August 2012, it was announced that the new album would be released on 13 November 2012, while the album title was revealed on 4 September 2012; the artwork was published on 11 October 2012 through Ramazzotti's official Google+ account.
Two days the first single from the album, titled "Un angelo disteso al sole", was internationally released to radios as well as a digital download. Details about the remaining tracks included on the album and the guest artists appearing on it were revealed on 15 October 2012, when the album's track list was confirmed; the album features guest appearances by former Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, as well as Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo, Belgian band Hooverphonic and Italian rap group Club Dogo. The track "Io sono te" features a monologue by Giancarlo Giannini on the Italian edition of the album and by Andy García on the international release. During a press conference following the release of the album, Ramazzotti revealed that he wanted to record songs with Eminem and Jennifer Lopez, but they all turned down his proposal. On 12 June 2013, a music video for "Fino all'estasi" featuring Scherzinger premiered on Ramazzotti's VEVO account. Eros Ramazzotti – vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano Tim Pierce – guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar Luca Chiaravalli – guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals Saverio Grandi – guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals Giorgio Secco – guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar Biagio Sturiale – guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar Reggie Hamilton – bass Paolo Costa – bass Marco Barusso – bass, electric guitar Alex Callier – bass, electric guitar, backing vocals Josh Freese – drums Lele Melotti – drums Gary Novak – drums Luca Scarpa – keyboards, organ Serafino Tedesi – violin Dario Cecchini – flute, baritone saxophone Massimo Zanotti – trombone, trumpet Gabriele Bolognesi – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone Renato Di Bonito – backing vocals Gianluigi Fazio – backing vocals Roberta Granà – backing vocals William Moretti – backing vocals Lara Pagin – backing vocals Claudio Placanica – backing vocals Cristina Valenti – backing vocals Official website
Szabolcs Kókay is an illustrator, wildlife artist and nature painter. He was born on February 1976, in Budapest, Hungary, he became interested in nature as a small child. He began drawing animals more only at the age of twenty. Between 1996 and 2001, he worked in nature conservation, first in BirdLife Hungary on the Washington Convention. In 2001, he became illustrator, he has no formal art training. He worked with acrylics in the early years, but around 2005 he changed to watercolours and oils, he uses watercolours for looser styled paintings, for field studies and combined with gouache for illustration work. His bigger, more detailed, paintings are done in oils, he works in the field to have first-hand references. He takes part in international exhibitions and competition, he has been an exhibitor at the Society of Wildlife Artists' annual exhibition in London, at the Birds in Art exhibition of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. 2000, British Birds "Bird Illustrator of the Year" PJC Award 2001, 2002: British Birds "Bird Illustrator of the Year" 3rd place 2008: Birdwatch Artist of the Year 2000- BirdLife Hungary's magazine identification section 2001-2006 poster series of the protected birds of Hungary 2003 A Birders' Guide to the Behaviour of European and North American Birds 2004 Woodpeckers of Europe 2004 The birds of the Hortobágy 2005 La nature sous son toit 2006 Birding in Eastern Europe 2006 Guide des curieux de nature en ville 2006 Birding in Eastern Europe 2008 Poisons et venins dans la nature 2009 Guide du pisteur débutant, Reconnaitre les traces et les empreintes d'animaux sauvages 2009 Birds of Borneo Szabolcs Kókay’s webside Szabolcs Kókay website Birdingart.com From Birding.hu personal details
Kuntagodu Vibhuthi Subbanna was an acclaimed dramatist and writer in Kannada. He was the founder of the world-famous NINASAM drama institute. Founded in 1949 in Heggodu, Sagara. Ninasam, under the guidance of K. V. Subbanna, made significant contribution to other performing arts, he was awarded, in 1991, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism and Creative Communication Arts, in recognition of his contribution to enrich rural Karnataka with the world's best films and the delight and wonder of the living stage. He was awarded the Padma Shri during 2004–05. Under the influence of Shantaveri Gopala Gowda, a senior leader of the socialist movement in Karnataka, Subbanna espoused socialist ideology, to which he was committed throughout his life. To promote Kannada dramas Subbanna set up training centres in various parts of Karnataka, he established Akshara Prakashana, a publishing house, to publish literature in Kannada related to theatre, which included translations of plays from other languages. His son K. V. Akshara is a playwright.
Yabulu is a coastal town and suburb in the City of Townsville, Australia. At the 2016 census the population of Yabulu was 697. Yabulu is 25 kilometres north of Townsville, Australia; the Bruce Highway passes through the suburb. Yabulu is the site of a major cobalt refinery, owned by Clive Palmer. Facilities located at Yabulu include a Caltex service station. At the 2016 census the population of Yabulu was 697. In the 2016 Census, there were 697 people in Yabulu. 78.1% of people were born in Australia and 86.4% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 25.1%, No Religion 24.4% and Anglican 19.2%. The Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery is operated by Queensland Nickel, wholly owned by Clive Palmer; the Yabulu refinery became operational in 1974 after completion of the Greenvale to Yabulu railway line. Mining at Greenvale took place between 1974 and 1992 during which nickel laterite ore was transported to the Yabulu refinery by rail and processed up until 1993.
Importation of ore from mines in New Caledonia and the Philippines began in 1986 and continues to this day. In 2009, Palmer bought the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery; the following year, the company increased production by 30%, prompting him to give $10 million worth of Christmas bonuses to staff,including 55 Mercedes-Benz B-Class cars and overseas holidays. Up to 750 people worked at the refinery, which produced 32,000 tonnes of nickel and 19,000 t of cobalt per year. According to the general manager Trefor Flood this figure had risen to 12,000 t of nickel per month by early 2010. World Wide Fund for Nature Australia raised concerns that a tailings dam at the site could collapse during the wet season, posing an environmental threat to the Great Barrier Reef. WWF retracted their comments and were forced to pay legal costs incurred by Palmer who sued WWF because of the comments. On 15 January 2016 the company terminated 237 workers. Palmer blamed poor nickel prices, at a 12-year low, the refusal of the Queensland government to guarantee a loan of A$35 million, but the ABC reported that Queensland Nickel had donated over $6 million to the Palmer United Party.
The leader of the opposition in Queensland supported the government's refusal to guarantee the loan on the grounds that it was not the proper role of government and that Palmer had used Queensland Nickel funds for his political party. On 18 January 2016 Queensland Nickel entered voluntary administration, it is expected the refinery will re-open sometime in late 2018/2019 if all current hurdles to restarting are overcome. BHP Billiton Ravensthorpe Nickel Project Townsville Power Station University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Yabulu
The Pont de Bornègre is an ancient bridge of the Roman aqueduct to Nîmes, which includes the famous Pont du Gard, between the communes of Saint-Maximin, Argilliers. It is located at the upper reaches of the 50 km long aqueduct, 6,745 m downstream of the Eure source and 9,061 m upstream of the Pont du Gard; the structure bridges an intermittent torrent, the Bordnègre, with a catchment area of 0.6–0.8 km² and, according to modern estimates, a maximum flood flow of 5 m³/s water. Its three segmental arches, with a total span of 17 m, are built of voussoirs covering the whole breadth of the bridge. Today, two of them are buried by sediments up to the springing line of the vaults. After the aqueduct fell into disrepair during the Middle Ages, the Bornègre Bridge, like its big sister across the Gard, was used as a conventional bridge for foot traffic. List of Roman bridges Hubert Chanson: "Hydraulics of Large Culvert beneath Roman Aqueduct of Nîmes", Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 128, No.
5, pp. 326–330