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Juan de Valdés

Juan de Valdés was a Spanish religious writer and Protestant reformer. He was the younger of twin sons of Fernando de Valdés, hereditary regidor of Cuenca in Castile, where Valdés was born, he has been confused with his twin brother Alfonso. Alfonso died in 1532 at Vienna. Juan, who studied at the University of Alcalá, first appears as the anonymous author of a politico-religious Diálogo de Mercurio y Carón, written and published about 1528. A passage in this work may have suggested Don Quixote's advice to Sancho Panza on appointment to his governorship; the Diálogo attacked the corruptions of the Roman Church. In 1531 he removed to Rome, where his criticisms of papal policy were condoned, since in his Diálogo he had upheld the validity of Henry VIII's marriage with Catherine of Aragon. On 12 January 1533 he writes from Bologna, in attendance upon Pope Clement VII. From the autumn of 1533 he made Naples his permanent residence, his name being Italianized as Valdésso and Val d'Esso. Confusion with his brother may account for the statement of his appointment by Charles V as secretary to the viceroy at Naples, Don Pedro de Toledo.

His house on the Chiaja was the centre of a religious circle. His first production at Naples was Diálogo de la Lengua, his works entitle him to a foremost place among Spanish prose writers. His friends urged him to seek distinction as a humanist, but his bent was towards problems of Biblical interpretation in their bearing on the devout life. Vermigli and Marcantonio Flaminio were leading spirits in his coterie, which included the marchioness of Pescara Vittoria Colonna, since 1537, her younger widower sister-in-law, Giulia Gonzaga, his influence was great for whose sermons he furnished themes. Pietro Carnesecchi, burned by the Inquisition in 1567, who had known Valdés at Rome as "a modest and well-bred courtier," found him at Naples "wholly intent upon the study of Holy Scripture," translating portions into Spanish from Hebrew and Greek, with comments and introductions. To him Carnesecchi ascribes his own adoption of the Evangelical doctrine of justification by faith, at the same time his rejection of the policy of the Lutheran schism.

Valdés died at Naples in May 1541. His death scattered his band of associates. Abandoning the hope of a regenerated Catholicism and Vermigli left Italy; some of Valdés's writings were by degrees published in Italian translations. Showing much originality and penetration, they combine a delicate vein of semi-mystical spirituality with the personal charm attributed to their author in all contemporary notices. Llorente traces in Valdés the influence of Tauler; the Aviso on the interpretation of Scripture, based on Tauler, was the work of Alfonso. Valdés was in relations with Fra Benedetto of Mantua, the anonymous author of Del Benefizio di Gesù Cristo Crocefisso, revised by Flaminio; the suggestion that Valdés departed from Catholic Orthodoxy about the Trinity was first made in 1567 by the Transylvanian bishop, Ferenc Dávid. To this view some colour is given by isolated expressions in his writings, by the subsequent course of Ochino. Gaston Bonet-Maury comments: "Valdés never discusses the Trinity, reserving it as a topic for advanced Christians.

Practical theology interested him more than speculative, his aim being the promotion of a healthy and personal piety. Diálogo de Lactancio y un Arcediano known as: Diálogo de las cosas ocurridas en Roma, ca. 1527, as well as Diálogo de Mercurio y Carón, ca. 1528, by Juan's brother: Alfonso de Valdés, are ascribed to Juan in the reprint, Dos Diálogos, 1850. An Italian translation of both works was printed in Venice as Due dialoghi. Diálogo de la Lengua, Madrid, 1873. Trataditos, Bonn, 1881, from a manuscript in the Palatine Library, Vienna. Alfabeto Christiano, c. 1535. First printing: Venice. English translation Alfabeto Christiano by Benjamin Barron Wiffen. Qual Maniera si dovrebbe tenere in formare gli figliuoli de Christiani delle Cose della Religione. English translation into Valdés' Two Catechisms. No known Spanish original. Ciento i Diez Consideraciones.

James Costigan

James Costigan was an American television actor and Emmy Award-winning television screenwriter. His writing credits include Love Among the Ruins. Costigan was born on March 31, 1926 in East Los Angeles, where his parents owned and operated a hardware store, he first achieved some level of success in the 1950s, when he to write for television anthology series, such as Studio One and Kraft Television Theatre. Costigan won his first Emmy for original teleplay in 1959 for Little Moon of Alban, a segment which appeared as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, he earned a second Emmy nomination in 1959 for his script adaptation of The Turn of the Screw. He did not win, he began writing for the stage as the format of television began to change. His Broadway credits included Baby Want a Kiss, a 1964 comedy which starred Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, he returned to screenwriting for television in the early 1970s. His 1970s work included A War of Children, written in 1972, about two families, one Roman Catholic and one Protestant, in Northern Ireland, whose long time friendship is threatened by sectarian violence.

He won a second Emmy Award for Love Among the Ruins, a 1975 television movie set in Edwardian England, which starred Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier. His third Emmy win was for Eleanor and Franklin, a two-part, four-hour television drama focusing on the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. James Costigan died on December 19, 2007, aged 81, at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washington of heart failure. James Costigan on IMDb New York Times: James Costigan, Writer of Prestige TV, Is Dead, nytimes.com, January 5, 2008. Los Angeles Times:James Costigan, 81.

Jean-Jacques Bourdin

Jean-Jacques Bourdin is a French journalist and television presenter. Since 2001, he has hosted the morning radio programme Bourdin Direct on RMC. Since 2018, he has presented the monthly talk show Rien n'est impossible on RMC Story. Jean-Jacques Bourdin was born in Colombes in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the eldest of five children, he grew up in Alès in the Gard department in a family environment he describes as well-off and of Protestant culture. His father owned his mother was a housewife. At the age of 16, he participated at the 1965 presidential election by posing posters for the far right candidate Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour with his father. Graduated with a high school certificate in literature in 1967, Jean-Jacques Bourdin went to university, did various jobs. Having failed to join the daily sport newspaper L'Équipe, Jean-Jacques Bourdin joined in July 1976 the sport service of the radio station RTL with the help of the director Raymond Castans, he stayed on RTL for 25 years, where he entered as a sport journalist, progressively became a reporter and a presenter of programmes.

In 1991, he became editor-in-chief and presenter of the midday programme of the station at rue Bayard in Paris. In 1996, he replaced Alain Krauss at the presentation of the interactive programme Les auditeurs ont la parole. In September 2000, not having a friendly relationship anymore with the direction of RTL, he left the radio and was replaced by Christophe Hondelatte, being unemployed. In 2001, he joined RMC as an advisor of the new director of the station, he became the famous presenter of the morning programme Bourdin and Co from Monday to Friday, that focuses on information and interactivity with the auditors. The programme began with an interview with a politician. Concerning the stage organization, the journalist and his guest are both at less than one meter of distance, the incisive tone of Jean-Jacques Bourdin participated on creating a tension and the success of the programme. Since 2007, his morning programme Bourdin Direct on RMC is broadcast on BFM TV. During the 2007 French presidential election, he co-hosted between the two rounds the duel opposing the candidates Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy on BFM TV.

He voted François Bayrou at blank at the second round. At the 2012 French presidential election, he voted François Bayrou at the first round and François Hollande at the second round. From July to November 2010, he presents Abus de confiance on TF1, a programme about swindlers produced by Julien Courbet. Since October 2018, Jean-Jacques Bourdin presents a new talk show titled Rien n'est impossible, broadcast live on Friday evening once a month on RMC Story; the programme is broadcast on the first part of the evening and opposes two personalities about a current subject. Jean-Jacques Bourdin has two daughters from his previous marriage with Marie-Laure Bourdin: Clémence, a restaurant owner, Fanny, a journalist. Jean-Jacques Bourdin married journalist Anne Nivat, a war reporter, with whom he had a son Louis, born in November 2006. While his spouse is Protestant, he declares himself Atheist. Jean-Jacques Bourdin. Éditions Anne Carrière. À l'écoute. P. 216. ISBN 978-2-84337-461-6. Jean-Jacques Bourdin.

Le Cherche midi. L'homme libre. P. 177. ISBN 978-2749134741. On 26 February 2007, Jean-Jacques Bourdin was honoured Knight of the Legion of Honour. Page of the program Bourdin Direct on the site of BFM TV

Let Me Be the One (The Shadows song)

"Let Me Be the One" was the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, written by Paul Curtis and performed in English by the band The Shadows. The song was performed ninth on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 138 points, placing 2nd in a field of 19. Hank Marvinguitar and vocals Bruce Welch - guitar and lead vocals Brian Bennettdrums John Farrarpiano and vocals Alan Tarneybass guitar John Fiddy – String arrangements Hank Marvin – guitar and vocals Bruce Welch - bass and lead vocals Brian Bennett – drums John Farrar – guitar and vocals Alan Tarney – piano Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

2018 Taiwanese referendum

A multi-question referendum was held in Taiwan on 24 November 2018 alongside local elections. The referendum was the first since the December 2017 reform to the Referendum Act, which reduced the threshold for submitting questions to the ballot. A total of ten questions appeared on the ballot. Under Taiwanese law, for their initiative to be presented to the voters, a total of 280,000 signatures were required for a question to be considered by the Central Election Commission. Five of the questions reviewed and approved by the CEC were about LGBT rights, LGBT sex education and same-sex marriage. Four other questions on the ballot concerned international games representation, nuclear power, coal power and a ban on imports of agricultural products and food from areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster; the tenth question asked voters to reject Article 95-1 of the Electricity Act, which stipulated that all of the country's nuclear power generating facilities should be decommissioned by 2025.

This question had been rejected by the CEC, though the commission reversed its decision after being ordered by the Taipei High Administrative Court to accept an additional 24,000 signatures added to the petition. For a proposal to be approved, at least 25 percent of the eligible voters had to vote in favour of the question. In February 2018, a Taiwanese conservative Christian group opposed to same-sex marriage proposed holding a referendum on the issue, aiming to overturn a May 2017 ruling by the Constitutional Court that mandated the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Taiwan within two years; the Central Election Commission reviewed and accepted the group's proposals in April 2018. Two of their approved questions were related to same-sex marriage. A third question will ask voters whether to prevent the implementation of laws mandating the inclusion of information about homosexuality in sexual education classes at schools. In September 2018, a group in favor of same-sex marriage announced that it had collected enough signatures to submit its own questions to a referendum.

The group's questions would require the legislature to amend the Civil Code to expressly allow same-sex couples to marry and mandated the inclusion of gender diversity in sex education. The ten questions that appeared on the ballot were:1. Do you agree “To reduce by 1% year by year” the electricity production of thermal power plants? 2. Do you agree to the establishment of an energy policy to “Stop construction and expansion of any coal-fired thermal power plants or generator units ”? 3. Do you agree that the government should maintain the prohibition of agricultural imports and food from areas affected by the Fukushima March 11 Disaster? Those from Fukushima proper and the 4 surrounding districts and cities of Ibaraki, Tochigi and Chiba? 4. Do you agree that marriage defined in the Civil Code should be restricted to the union between one man and one woman? 5. Do you agree that the Ministry of Education should not implement the Enforcement Rules of the Gender Equality Education Act in elementary and middle schools?

6. Do you agree to the protection of the rights of same-sex couples in co-habitation on a permanent basis in ways other than changing of the Civil Code? 7. Do you agree to the use of “Taiwan” when participating in all international sport competitions, including the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics? 8. Do you agree to the protection of same-sex marital rights with marriage as defined in the Civil Code? 9. Do you agree in accordance with the Gender Equality Education Act that national education of all levels should educate students on the importance of gender equality, emotional education, sex education, same-sex education? 10. Do you agree to repeal Article 95 Paragraph 1 of the Electricity Act: “Should Nuclear-energy-based power generating facilities shall stop running by 2025”? Equal Love Taiwan

Meadow Lake (provincial electoral district)

Meadow Lake is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Incorporated as a city in 2009, Meadow Lake is the largest centre in the constituency; the riding was last contested in the 2016 election, when incumbent Saskatchewan Party MLA Jeremy Harrison was re-elected. Smaller communities in the riding include the villages of Green Lake, Loon Lake and Goodsoil. Since it was first contested in the 1991 election, where it was won by NDP candidate Maynard Sonntag. Sonntag held the riding until the 2007 election, when Jeremy Harrison of the Saskatchewan Party was elected, it has been represented by the Saskatchewan Party since. Website of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Board – Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division