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James Farley

James Aloysius Farley was one of the first Irish Catholic politicians in American history to achieve success on a national level. He served as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Postmaster General under the first two administrations of President Franklin Roosevelt. A business executive and dignitary and a Knight of Malta, Farley was referred to as a political kingmaker, he was responsible for Roosevelt's rise to the presidency. Farley was the campaign manager for New York State politician Alfred E. Smith's 1922 gubernatorial campaign and Roosevelt's 1928 and 1930 gubernatorial campaigns as well as Roosevelt's presidential campaigns of 1932 and 1936. Farley predicted large landslides in both, revolutionized the use of polling data, he was responsible for pulling together the New Deal Coalition of Catholics, labor unions, African Americans, farmers. Farley and the administration's patronage machine over which he presided helped to fuel the social and infrastructure programs of the New Deal.

He handled most mid-level and lower-level appointments, in consultation with state and local Democratic organizations. Farley helped to normalize diplomatic relations with the Holy See and in 1933, he was the first high-ranking government official to travel to Rome, where he had an audience with Pope Pius XI and dinner with Cardinal Pacelli. Farley opposed Roosevelt for breaking the two-term tradition of the presidency; as of 1942, Farley was considered the supreme Democratic Party boss of New York. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman appointed Farley to serve a senior post as a commissioner on the Hoover Commission known as the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. Farley guided and remained at the helm of Coca-Cola International for over 30 years and was responsible for the company's global expansion as a quasi-government agency in World War II, it was used as a boost to the energy levels of the fighting men. Shipped with food and ammunition as a "war priority item," the deal spread Coke's market worldwide at government expense.

At US expense, after the war, 59 new Coke plants were installed to help rebuild Europe. The landmark James Farley Post Office in New York City is designated in his honor and as a monument to his career in public service, he was born in Grassy Point, New York, one of five sons whose grandparents were Irish Catholic immigrants. His father, James Farley, was involved in the brick-making industry, first as a laborer and as a part-owner of three small schooners engaged in the brick-carrying trade, his mother was the former Ellen Goldrick. After his father died Farley helped his mother tend a bar and grocery store that she purchased to support the family. After graduating from high school, he attended Packard Business College in New York City to study bookkeeping and other business skills. After his graduation, he was employed by the United States Gypsum Corporation. In 1911, Farley began his service as a politician, when he was elected town clerk of Stony Point, New York. Despite Stony Point's Republican leanings, Farley was reelected twice.

He was elected chairman of the Rockland County Democratic Party in 1918, he used the position to curry favor with Tammany Hall Boss Charles F. Murphy by convincing him that Alfred E. Smith would be the best choice for governor. Farley married the former Elizabeth A. Finnegan on April 28, 1920, they had two daughters and one son, Elizabeth and James Aloysius Farley, Jr. Farley managed to secured the upstate vote for Smith north of the Bronx line, when he ran for governor the same year; the Democrats could not win north of the Bronx line before Farley organized the Upstate New York Democratic organization. After helping Smith become Governor of New York State, Farley was awarded the post of Port Warden of New York City, he was the last Democrat to hold the post, taken over by the Port Authority of New York. Farley ran for the New York State Assembly in 1922 and won in Rockland County a solid Republican stronghold, he sat in the 146th New York State Legislature in 1923, but he lost it at the next election for having voted "wet," for the repeal of the Mullan–Gage Act, the state law to enforce Prohibition.

Farley was appointed to the New York State Athletic Commission at the suggestion of State Senator Jimmy Walker in 1923, Farley served as a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Convention, where he befriended Roosevelt, who would give his famous "Happy Warrior" speech for Smith. Farley fought for civil rights for black Americans as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. In 1926, Farley threatened to resign his post as Athletic Commissioner if boxing champion Jack Dempsey did not fight the mandatory challenger, African-American fighter Harry Wills. Farley banned Dempsey from fighting Gene Tunney and publicly threatened to revoke Tex Rickard's Madison Square Garden license if he ignored the ruling of the commission. Farley's public stand for black rights proved to be a valuable asset to the Democratic Party for generations, it would sow the seeds of the black bloc of the New Deal. Wills was the most well known victim of the "color line" drawn by white heavyweight champions after the title reign of Jack Johnson.

Wills fought between 1911 and 1932 and was ranked as the number one challenger for the throne, but he was never given the opportunity to fight for the title. In 2003, he was named to Ring Magazine in its list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. Meanwhile, Farley merged five small building supply companies to form General Builders Corporation, which would become the city's largest building supply company

Jacob Coggins

Jacob Coggins is an American soccer player who plays for USASA amateur team CASL Elite. Coggins attended Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, but was not recruited by any major colleges and passed on offers from small schools. While attending a community college in Charlotte in 1998, he attended to a tryout with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USISL D-3 Pro League who offered him a contract. In 2000, he moved to the Charlotte Eagles. In 2001, the Eagles moved up to the second division USL A-League, dropping back to the USL Second Division for the 2004 season; that year, he was the USL-2 scoring leader and league MVP, repeating both titles in 2005, as the Eagles won the league championship. He suffered from injuries during the 2006 season. However, he returned strong in 2007. On December 5, 2007, Coggins signed with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division, he made his league debut in a 1-1 tie with the Atlanta Silverbacks on April 19, 2008. At the end of the season, he returned to Charlotte where he became a coach in the Eagles youth system.

On March 31, 2009, he signed with the Eagles, played 18 games for the team over the course of the season before being released at the end of the year. Coggins played the amateur team CASL Elite in the Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup in 2010. In February 2005, Coggins was called into the United States national team training camp when a contract dispute led the first team players to refuse to enter camp. However, Coggins never played a game with the national team. Charlotte Eagles bio Carolina RailHawks player profile SL Interview: Jacob Coggins

Cassian of Autun

Saint Cassian of Autun was a 4th-century bishop of Autun. He may have been an Egyptian by birth, he was a follower of Saint Reticius, bishop of Autun. Cassian succeeded Reticius as bishop, serving for about twenty years, was well liked by the people of his see. Gregory of Tours attributes miracles to Cassian. After the peace bought by Constantine he had a vision and decided to embark with some companions to evangelize the Britons. Getting as far as Autun, he became the assistant of Saint Rhétice Autun. On the death of Rhétice, he was elected bishop, he held the office for twenty years of episcopate. He was buried in St. Peter. Gregory of Tours, who came to Autun two centuries after his death, said he saw a great veneration on his tomb; the grave stone dust was reputed to cure all ills. The abbot of Saint-Quentin in Vermandois wishing to obtain the relics of the saint, in great miracles made the request to Modon bishop of Autun, he obtained the precious relic, the body was taken to his monastery around the year 820.

Charles the Bald restored the reliquary with a magnificent reliquary stored in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint-Quentin. Revered in the Middle Ages, there were many celebrations of this saint, 1 January, February 9, 2 May, July 16, November 14, many dates of events in his life, like his arrival in Autun, his ordination and the various dates translations of his reliques. Confused with other Cassian, is the patron saint of the Church of Savigny-lès-Beaune since 1443, he is the patron saint of three villages in Burgundy: Athie and Veilly

Judith Winsor Smith

Judith Winsor Smith was an American women's suffrage activist, social reformer, abolitionist. She was involved in the suffrage movement until the Nineteenth Amendment was passed in 1920, when she voted for the first time at the age of 99, she was a founder and the first president of the Home Club of East Boston, one of the first women's clubs in Massachusetts. Judith Winsor McLauthlin was born in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on November 26, 1821, to Lewis and Polly McLauthlin. Both of her parents were descendants of people, her father was the groundskeeper for the shipbuilder Ezra Weston, her maternal grandfather was the physician and painter Rufus Hathaway. She moved to Massachusetts as a young woman to take a teaching job. In 1841 she married an East Boston shipbuilder named Silvanus Smith, the couple had six children, her daughter Zilpha Drew Smith became a prominent social worker in Boston. The family lived for several years in Duxbury before moving to Boston. In 1871 they built a home at 76 White Street in East Boston, overlooking the Border Street shipyards.

Towards the end of her life she went to live with her daughter at 11 Roanoke Avenue in Jamaica Plain. She died there on December 12, 1921, aged 100. Smith was on the Standing Committee of the congregation led by abolitionist Theodore Parker, was involved in the abolitionist movement. In a 1920 Boston Globe interview, Smith claimed that her father had been an abolitionist and "had a station on the underground railway." Lewis McLauthlin was a vice president of the Old Colony Anti-Slavery Society, served on its finance committee. In 1859 he unsuccessfully petitioned the Massachusetts legislature "to enact that no person, held as a slave, shall be delivered up, by any officer or court, State or Federal, within this Commonwealth, to anyone claiming him on the ground that he owes'service or labor' to such claimant, by the laws of one of the Slave States of this Union." Smith was the first president of the Home Club of East Boston. Established in 1875, the Home Club was the second women's club in Massachusetts.

At their first meeting, the thirty women members were addressed by the noted suffragist Julia Ward Howe. That year, the club women petitioned the Massachusetts legislature for an amendment to the state law regarding "nightwalking," so that men would be subject to it as well as women, they established a sewing school for girls, raised funds for various charities, sent delegates to national women's club conventions. The club met monthly at Smith's home until it outgrew that space, they began meeting at a local hall. Smith was president of the club for ten years; when Smith cast her first vote for president in 1920, she had been active in the women's suffrage movement for over 70 years. She served for many years as president of the East Boston Woman Suffrage League, was on the executive committees of the Massachusetts, New England, American Woman Suffrage Associations, was a director of the New England Women's Club, she was a friend of noted suffragists Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, Henry B. Blackwell.

She petitioned the Massachusetts state legislature for women's right to vote in town and municipal elections in 1885, to vote in primaries and caucuses for the nomination of school committee candidates in 1905. At the age of 89, Smith stood outside the polls for two hours on election day, handing out suffrage leaflets. Alice Stone Blackwell was so impressed she wrote Smith a poem for her 90th birthday: She joined the New England Women's Club in 1873, was honored by them at a reception just a few weeks before her death in 1921, she helped organize the Dorchester Club and the Fortnightly Club of Winchester. Most of her papers are held by the Massachusetts Historical Society; some are in the Woman's Rights Collection of the Schlesinger Library. Family records are in the Drew Archival Library of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, she is remembered on the Jamaica Plain walk of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail

Kantipur (daily)

Kantipur is a Nepali language daily newspaper, published from Kathmandu, Biratnagar and Bharatpur of Nepal simultaneously. It was founded by Shyam Goenka. Kantipur's publishers report that the circulation of this newspaper is just above 453,000 copies per day, it is regarded as one of the most read newspaper in Nepal, as well as a good source of information of homeland for Nepali diaspora. Sudheer Sharma has been the editor-in-chief of the newspaper since August 6, 2019; the other sister publications of Kantipur Daily are Nepal Magazine, Saptahik. Kantipur, first published on 7th Falgun 2049 B. S. along with its sister publication The Kathmandu Post, is credited for taking the lead in institutionalizing free press and professional journalism in the country. Kantipur has not only been praised for its stance towards multi-party democracy and press freedom in Nepal but has faced government scrutiny and repression. After publishing rebel leader Babu Ram Bhatta rai's article on the Royal Massacre in 2001, the government arrested editor Yuvraj Ghimire and other management team members.

In June 2010, Kantipur accused the Indian Embassy of interfering with its coverage by punitively withdrawing advertisements from the company and delaying shipments of newsprint from India. In March 2018, the Kantipur daily was subpoenaed by the Chief Justice of Nepal Gopal Prasad Parajuli; the Kantipur's Editor-in-chief, Chairman, a Company Director and a reporter appeared before the Supreme Court of Nepal, as the Kantipur daily was accused of contempt of court for a series of articles indicating that the Chief Justice of Nepal Gopal Prasad Parajuli had given different dates of birth on several official documents. Kantipur publishes three supplements, on Fridays and Sundays called Shukrabar and Kopila, Shukrabar is targeted towards youth with articles on gadgets and trends. Kosheli is a variety, while Kopila is targeted towards kids with puzzles and stories. Nagarik Gorkhapatra Kathmandu Post Kantipur Daily Instagram Kantipur Daily Twitter Kantipur Daily Facebook

Chanté's Got a Man

"Chanté's Got a Man" is the first single from Chanté Moore's third album, This Moment Is Mine. It became Moore's first top 10 single on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 10. Featuring an interpolation of the 1971 Osmonds number-one single "One Bad Apple", the song earned a Soul Train Music Award nomination for "Single of the Year, Female". Jermaine Dupri is featured on the remix, which features an interpolation of "I Got a Man" by Positive K; the subject of the song was actor Kadeem Hardison. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics