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First Balkenende cabinet

The First Balkenende cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 22 July 2002 until 27 May 2003. The cabinet was formed by the political parties Christian Democratic Appeal, Pim Fortuyn List and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy after the election of 2002; the right-wing cabinet was a majority government in the House of Representatives. It was the first of four cabinets of Jan Peter Balkenende, the Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal as Prime Minister, with Eduard Bomhoff and Roelf de Boer of the Pim Fortuyn List and Johan Remkes of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy serving as Deputy Prime Ministers. On 17 May 2002 Queen Beatrix appointed Member of the Council of State Piet Hein Donner as "informer", to investigate the possibilities for a new government. A coalition between CDA, LPF and VVD was established quickly, despite some initial resistance by the VVD. By 4 July a detailed coalition agreement had been drawn up and the Queen appointed Jan Peter Balkenende, the lijsttrekker for the CDA, to form a new cabinet.

The cabinet was sworn in on 22 July. The first Balkenende cabinet comprised 14 ministers and 14 State Secretaries, with each post allocated to one of the coalition parties; each of the ministers headed a department, with the exception of one "minister without a portfolio" to deal with "foreigners policy and integration", accommodated by the Ministry of Justice. The first Balkenende cabinet was unstable from the beginning. Elections had been held in the recent aftermath of the assassination of Pim Fortuyn, the leader of the newly established Pim Fortuyn List. Emotions in the Netherlands had run high; the LPF was unprepared for cabinet participation. Only three of the 27 cabinet members had previous experience in government, leading to speculation that it wouldn't last long; as it turned out, personality conflicts and the general inexperience of LPF cabinet members led to the rapid implosion of the cabinet after a little more than two months. The first scandal in the new government came. Philomena Bijlhout, the State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment and a member of the LPF, resigned after RTL 4 reported that she had been a member of a militia of Surinamese military dictator Dési Bouterse in 1982 and 1983.

This was during the period when the militia had committed the political murders known as the "December Murders". Bijlhout, born in Suriname, had never denied being part of the militia, but claimed she'd left prior to the December Murders. In the months following the election, the LPF was beset by power struggles between various factions. A big incident was when Immigration and Integration Minister Hilbrand Nawijn declared to be in favour of the death penalty; the cabinet was opposed to the death penalty. Nawijn responded that he made his remark as leader of the LPF; the party in its turn declared. Nawijn was criticised when he declared that it was a personal remark, because it was normal that a minister in a coalition cabinet could make remarks as a party member outside his ministerial responsibility. In September and October Herman Heinsbroek speculated in public about leading a new party and resigning from the government; this led to his supporter Steven van Eyck and Bomhoff. VVD-leader Zalm tried to convince the LPF ministers to replace both Bomhoff and Heinsbroek but his real aim was to use these resignations to call for new elections and to repair the huge losses of his VVD party in the election after the murder of Fortuyn.

Disregarding Bomhoff's warnings, the other LPF ministers took the bait and told Bomhoff and Heinsbroek to resign, which they did on October 16. Zalm broke his commitment to the remaining LPF ministers to accept replacements for Bomhoff and Heinsbroek and called for fresh elections. Meetings with the Queen did not take place until the week after the resignation, since she had travelled to Italy after the funeral. On 21 October she accepted the resignation and new elections were called for 22 January 2003; the cabinet remained in place as a demissionary cabinet, without Bomhoff and Heinsbroek, until the elections and formation of the second Balkenende cabinet. On 12 December 2002 Benk Korthals resigned as caretaker Minister of Defence after a commission of inquiry into building industry fraud accused him of giving false information to the Lower House during the previous cabinet. After resigning he said. After the ensuing new elections, the LPF lost two-thirds of its seats in the House of Representatives.

The party was never a significant force in Dutch politics again, dissolved in 2008. The term of 87 days was the shortest since the fifth cabinet of Hendrikus Colijn. Revoking a planned ban on mink farming initiated by the previous cabinet. Approval of an expansion of the European Union. Support for the United States in its plan to invade Iraq. Cuts to Ad Melkert's subsidised jobs scheme, the Melkertbanen. Removal of price controls on certain popular medical interventions in an effort to reduce waiting lists. Reorganisation of defence, including budget cuts and the termination of 4800 jobs. Reduction of spending on public transport by 39 million euros. Cuts to the budgets of most government departments, countered by increased spending in health and some other areas. Res Resigned. Title Allowed to use the title of Minister while on foreign business. Official Kabinet-Balkenende I Parlement & Politiek (in Dut

Horst Pehnert

Horst Pehnert was an East German journalist and party official who in 1976 became a long-standing deputy Minister for Culture - the minister for film and cinema. Horst Pehnert was born in the Saxon village of Neunkirchen, a short distance to the south of Leipzig, his father was a tailor. Much of his childhood coincided with the Second World War. Unlike many who became journalists in East Germany, he did not hasten to sit the exams that would have enabled him to progress directly to university, but undertook between 1947 and 1950 a traineeship in printing and book production. Soon after the war, which ended in May 1945, Pehnert joined the Free German Youth, which within the Soviet occupation zone was being built up as the youth wing of the zone's newly emerged ruling Socialist Unity Party. In October 1949 the Soviet occupation zone was relaunched as the German Democratic Republic, a separated Soviet sponsored German state with political and socio-economic structures modeled on those of the Soviet Union itself.

In 1950 he undertook a "young journalists' course", between 1950 and 1954 he contributed as a journalist to "Junge Welt", at that time the official daily newspaper of the FDJ. In 1954, a little belatedly, Pehnert embarked on a three-year degree level course in journalism at Leipzig University. In 1955 he joined the young country's ruling SED; the university's prestigious faculty of journalism came under the direct control of the party's powerful Central Committee, was known informally by the epithet "Red Abbey", a reference to its faithful support for the party line. In 1956, shortly before he emerged with a university degree, Pehnert returned to "Junge Welt", now as a contributing editor, he would remain with the newspaper till 1971, promoted to deputy managing editor in 1962 and succeeding Dieter Kerschek as editor in chief in 1966. While this was going on, between 1965 and 1971 Pehnert was a member of the Central Council of the FDJ, the movement's controlling body. Official endorsement came in 1968.

Shortly before his fortieth birthday, however, in 1971 he resigned from the editorship with "Junge Welt". His successor was Klaus Raddatz. In 1971 he was appointed deputy chairman of the National Television Committee, a political body charged with directing and monitoring the national television service on behalf of the ruling party. With the recent introduction of colour television he presided at a time when television output was enjoying growing popularity. On 1 December 1976 Pehnert switched to the Culture Ministry. Here he was placed in charge of the Film and Cinema National Administration and given the title "Deputy Culture Minister"; the position was a challenging one: since 1954 there had been eight different incumbents. His immediate predecessor had been Hans Starke. Horst Pehnert would stay in post for more than thirteen years. Known informally as the "Film Minister", along with Hans Dieter Mäde, the Director General of DEFA, the state-owned film studio, was now, subject to Politburo oversight, responsible for approval or amendment of films shown in the German Democratic Republic.

He was in effect the nation's film censor, though he himself rejected any suggestion of state censorship. From 1978 he was, in addition, a member of the presidium of the Television Council. Within the party apparatus, his principal interlocutor was Jürgen Harder, who had responsibility for cinema films within the culture department of the party Central Committee. A close working partnership developed between Pehnert and Harder, to the point where one commentator described their relationship as "symbiotic". Pehnert's time in office saw an exodus of national stars such as Manfred Krug after the government stripped Wolf Biermann of his citizenship and expelled him from the country, he presided over the ban in 1981 on the film "Jadup und Boel" by Rainer Simon, over the temporary closing down of the documentary film studio of Heynowski and Scheumann, over the blocking in 1988 of critical Glasnost inspired Soviet films. On a more positive note, successful films of the period included "Solo Sunny", "Die Verlobte" and "Die Beunruhigung".

After the upheavals of 1989 and the ensuing demise of the German Democratic Republic as a separate state, Pehnert took early retirement in 1990. The old Socialist Unity Party reinvented itself for a democratic future, part of which involved rebranding itself as the Party of Democratic Socialism. Horst Pehnert remained a member, participating in local government as a town councillor for Zeuthen where he was now living. In addition, he served as a member of the district council for the wider Dahme-Spreewald district. Pehnert embarked on a late flowering career as an author: His memoirs appeared in 2009. A reviewer writing in the Berliner Zeitung was disappointed, stating that the book appeared to be "a justification for his own thirteen ministerial years"

Indiana's 8th congressional district

Indiana's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the U. S. state of Indiana. Based in southwest and west central Indiana, the district is anchored in Evansville and includes Jasper, Terre Haute and Washington. Referred to as "The Bloody Eighth" at the local levels, it was a notorious swing district. However, due to a political realignment similar to contemporary realignment happening in the Deep South and Appalachia, it has in recent elections become a safe Republican district; as of 2013. 13 Crawford County exists in both the 9th Congressional Districts. Within Crawford County, two whole townships. Evansville - 117,429 Terre Haute - 60,785 Vincennes - 18,423 Jasper - 15,038 Washington - 11,509 Greencastle - 10,326 Princeton - 8,644 Brazil - 7,912 Tell City - 7,272 Mt. Vernon - 6,687 Boonville - 6,246 Linton - 5,413 Clinton - 4,893 North Terre Haute - 4,305 Sullivan - 4,249 Newburgh - 3,325 Fort Branch - 2,771 Bicknell - 2,892 Based in Evansville, the 8th Congressional District was widened when Indiana lost a seat after the 2000 U.

S. Census to include much of 7th Congressional Districts. At that time, Bloomington was moved into the 9th Congressional District, while the 8th Congressional District was extended northward to include much of the former 7th Congressional District in west-central Indiana, including Terre Haute; as a result of this expansion, the district is the largest in area in Indiana with all or part of 18 counties. The district has been nicknamed "The Bloody Eighth" because of a series of hard-fought campaigns and political reversals. Unlike most other districts in the state, which give their representatives long tenures in Washington, the 8th Congressional District has a reputation for ousting its incumbents. Voters in the district ousted six incumbents from 1966 to 1982; the election in 1984 was so close that the House of Representatives itself determined which of two candidates to sit, accepting the recommendation of a Democratically controlled House task force sent to Indiana to count the ballots, with the winner holding a margin of four votes out of 233,000 cast.

Although Southern Indiana is ancestrally Democratic, the Democrats in this area are nowhere near as liberal as their counterparts in the rest of the state. The district has a strong tint of social conservatism. In 2000, a New York Times reporter said of the district: "With a populist streak and a conservative bent, this district does not cotton to country club Republicans or to social-engineering liberals," and said, "More than 95 percent white and about 41 percent rural, the region shares much of the flavor of the Bible Belt."The district was represented by Brad Ellsworth, a moderate Democrat. As a result of Ellsworth's landslide defeat of 12-year incumbent John Hostettler, it was the first district picked up by the Democrats on Election Night 2006. Ellsworth ran unsuccessfully for U. S. Senate in 2010 and was succeeded by Republican Larry Bucshon in the same election cycle. In 2013, the district shifted away from Northern Indiana and more towards Evansville, losing Fountain and Warren Counties, gaining Dubois and Spencer Counties, a portion of Crawford County, uniting southwestern Indiana under one district.

As of September 2019, three former members of the U. S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th congressional district are alive; the most recent representative to die was Roger H. Zion on September 24, 2019; the most serving representative to die was Frank McCloskey on November 2, 2003. Note: There has been another change since the "most recent" image, reflected on the'Indiana districts' page. Indiana's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present Congressman Larry Bucshon Official House Site39°N 87°W

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an American experimental rock band formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna a member of The Denver Gentlemen along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower. Jay Munly is a key member of the current lineup of the band. In addition to contributing songwriting, vocals and banjo, he serves as a sidekick to Cessna on stage, their music includes elements of country blues, gospel and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country. The Auto Club is sometimes labeled Southern Gothic due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol and relationships gone awry; the other current members are Lord Dwight Pentacost, Rebecca Vera, Ian O'Dougherty, Andrew Warner. Former members of note are John Rumley, The Peeler, Danny Pants, Robert Ferbrache, Ordy Garrison, Jon Killough, Shane Trost, Whiff Cessna, Caleb Roberts, Frank Hauser Jr, Judith Ann Winters, Tim Maher, Reverend Glasseye, Chadzilla.

In March 2008, the band released their fourth studio album, titled Cipher, on Alternative Tentacles Records. Their fifth studio album, was released in March 2011. April 2013 saw the release of "SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe" on Germany's Glitterhouse Records, which included a selection of fifteen songs from their studio albums. Five of the songs were re-recorded for this release. "SCAC 102" included a live performance DVD, filmed in April 2012 at the Lion's Lair Tavern in Denver, Colorado. In March 2015, the band created their own record label, SCACUNINCORPORATED; the label's web site stated that "SCACUNINCORPORATED Records is the American home for the past and future recordings of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, DBUK, Munly & the Lupercalians." The first release by the label in March 2015, was a re-issue of "SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe." The label's second release, in October 2015, was the debut album by DBUK, "Songs One Through Eight." DBUK is an experimental folk quartet composed of Auto Club members Munly Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Slim Cessna, Rebecca Vera.

In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club released their sixth studio album, titled “The Commandments According To SCAC," on SCACUNINCORPORATED and on Glitterhouse Records The album was recorded with a new bassist, Ian O’Dougherty. Drummer Andrew Warner joined the group in the summer of 2016. Bassist George, aka Snake Cessna, joined in 2019. Members of the Auto Club are involved with many other, including: Denver Broncos UK – Munly Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Slim Cessna, Rebecca Vera Slim Cessna Jay Munly – Munly & The Lupercalians – Munly Munly, Rebecca Vera, Todd Moore, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Slim Cessna Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots – Munly Munly, Rebecca Vera The Denver Gentlemen – Slim Cessna, Frank Hauser Jr; the Blackstone Valley Sinners – Slim Cessna, Judith Ann Winters Tarantella – John Rumley, Danny Pants, Ordy Garrison, Shane Trost Woven Hand – Ordy Garrison, Shane Trost Open Road – Caleb Roberts Reverend Glasseye – Adam Glasseye, Tim Maher Kalamath Brothers – Frank Hauser Jr.

The Hush – John Rumley Boxcar 7 – Whiff Cessna The Strangers – Danny Pants, The Peeler Uphollow, Ian Cooke Band, Tauntaun – Ian O'Dougherty Bad Luck City, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Cloak of Organs – Andrew Warner Slim Cessna's Auto Club American Country Music Changed Her Life out of print Always Say Please and Thank You Crossbreeding Begins At Home limited edition of 200 copies The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace review Jesus Let Me Down Cipher Buried Behind the Barn Unentitled SCAC 20th Anniversary Volume 1 SCAC 20th Anniversary Volume 2 SCAC 20th Anniversary Volume 3 SCAC 20th Anniversary Volume 4 SCAC 20th Anniversary Volume 5 Jan 20, 2012 - Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL SCAC 102: An Introduction For Young And Old Europe The Commandments According to SCAC 2016

1971 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1971 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on June 20, 1971. It was race 4 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Due to heavy rain, the track was treacherously wet and slippery, giving a large advantage to "wet-weather men" Ickx and Rodriguez, who happened to be equipped with suitable cars and tyres; this was the last Formula One race on a circuit with no safety features on it. Because of this the Dutch Grand Prix was canceled the next year, but the circuit came back in 1973. Peterson set his time in the March-Alfa Romeo Rolf Stommelen was disqualified for being push-started by marshals after he spun. Reine Wisell was disqualified for reversing into the pits. Last podium finish for a Mexican driver until the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix. First F1 Grand Prix start for Dave Walker Last Grand Prix to have no Brazilian drivers starting the race until the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix. Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

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Beach House (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

"Beach House" is the twelfth episode of the second season of the American television police sitcom series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It is the 34th overall episode of the series and is written by Lakshmi Sundaram & David Phillips and directed by Tim Kirkby, it aired on Fox in the United States on January 4, 2015. The show revolves around the fictitious 99th precinct of the New York Police Department in Brooklyn and the officers and detectives that work in the precinct. Jake Peralta is an immature yet talented detective in the precinct with an astounding record of crimes solved, putting him in a competition with fellow detective Amy Santiago; the precinct's status changes when the Captain is a new commanding officer, Cpt. Raymond Holt is appointed as the newest Captain; this creates a conflict between Holt over their respective methods in the field. In the episode, Boyle invites the precinct on a detectives-only weekend at his ex-wife's beach house while he retains it. However, upon hearing that Holt has never gone to social events during his detective days due to his sexuality, Jake invites Holt to the house.

However, due to Holt's nature, the weekend turns dull. Meanwhile, Boyle helps Rosa in her relationship with Marcus while Gina tries to know what happens to Amy after she drinks her sixth drink; the episode was seen by an estimated 6.12 million household viewers and gained a 3.0/8 ratings share among adults aged 18–49, according to Nielsen Media Research, hitting series highs in 18-49 demo. The episode received positive reviews from critics, who praised Braugher's performance in the episode but Gina's and Amy's subplot received a mixed response. Boyle announces that as part of his divorce, he will get a beach house for a limited time and sets a detectives-only fun weekend, which everyone accepts. While talking to Holt, Jake finds that he wasn't invited to social events during his days as detectives due to his sexuality. Feeling bad for him, he decides to invite Holt to the house, much to everyone's chagrin. However, Holt's old fashioned manners end up causing the weekend to be boring, like refusing to gossip during dinner, walking on the beach for more than an hour during winter, turning off the hot water in a hot tub, listening to recorder music.

Jake suggests making two parties at the same time. However, Holt storms off, saddened. Jake talks to him and after a time, Holt returns to the party to play a game to decide if he said certain things or were made up. During the weekend, Gina tries to know. After getting her many drinks, she shows up in a sad state, unrelated to her energized aptitude. Boyle helps Rosa with a texting situation in her relationship with Marcus. In its original American broadcast, "Beach House" was seen by an estimated 6.12 million household viewers and gained a 3.0/8 ratings share among adults aged 18–49, according to Nielsen Media Research. This was a massive 73% increase in viewership from the previous episode, watched by 3.52 million viewers with a 1.5/4 in the 18-49 demographics. This means that 3.0 percent of all households with televisions watched the episode, while 8 percent of all households watching television at that time watched it. With these ratings, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the second most watched show on FOX for the night, beating Bob's Burgers and Family Guy but behind The Simpsons, second on its timeslot and third for the night, behind The Simpsons, Football Night in America.

"Beach House" received positive reviews from critics. LaToya Ferguson of The A. V. Club gave the episode an "B" grade and wrote, "Wrapping this up, it's important to note that there's nothing inherently wrong with a show being'too much of a sitcom' once in awhile; as long as the goal of making the audience laugh is achieved, that’s sometimes all you need from a sitcom. But Brooklyn Nine-Nine has shown itself to be a series that can do so much more, that's where the need for it to be so much more comes from. Having the knowledge or at least faith that the show won't rely on such tropes on a regular basis is part of what prevents'Beach House' from being a mess; this is a show with writers and a cast that work too hard to allow it to be a mess.'Beach House' is fun, you know what? Maybe that’s all that an episode needs to be right now coming off of hiatus."Allie Pape from Vulture gave the show a 3 star rating out of 5 and wrote, "But while the conflicts in'Beach House' are feather-light, the episode has a fun, easygoing vibe that B99's frequent juggling of multiple plot threads obviates.

Vacation Terry's commitment to his fanny pack, what happens when Amy gets extra-drunk, Scully and Hitchcock's desire to rope Holt into investing in an offshore casino are plotlines, but they fall nicely into the overarching sense of relaxation and play in the episode, when they don't go anywhere, it's a pleasant, meandering ride with plenty of good jokes to spare."Alan Sepinwall of HitFix wrote, "'Beach House' was yet another episode of the season where the four-act structure resulted in a super abrupt ending – Captain Holt and the detectives are enjoying each other's company, BOOM!, cut to the production company logos – but everything leading up to, pretty terrific." Andy Crump of Paste gave the episode an