The Governor of Delaware is the head of the executive branch of Delaware's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Delaware Legislature, to convene the legislature, to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment, only with the recommendation of the Board of Pardons. There have been 71 people who have served over 74 distinct terms. Additionally, Henry Molleston died before he could take office. Only four governors have been elected to two consecutive terms, with the longest-serving being Ruth Ann Minner, elected twice after succeeding to the office, serving a total of just over eight years; the shortest term is that of Dale E. Wolf, who served 18 days following his predecessor's resignation; the current governor is Democrat John Carney, who took office on January 17, 2017. Before 1776, Delaware was a colony of the Kingdom of Great Britain, administered by colonial governors in Pennsylvania as the "Lower Counties on Delaware".
In 1776, soon after Delaware and the other Thirteen Colonies declared independence from Britain, the state adopted its first state constitution. It created the office of President of Delaware, a chief executive to be chosen by the legislature to serve a term of three years; the office of President was renamed Governor by the constitution of 1792, which set the commencement date of the term to the third Tuesday in the January following an election, limited governors to serving only three out of any six years. The term was lengthened to four years by the 1831 constitution, but governors were limited to a single term; the current constitution of 1897 allows governors to serve two terms. The 1776 constitution stated that if the presidency were vacant, the speaker of the legislative council would be a vice-president; the 1792 constitution has the speaker of the senate exercising the office when it is vacant, the 1897 constitution created the office of lieutenant governor, upon whom the office devolves in case of vacancy.
The offices of governor and lieutenant governor are elected at the same time but not on the same ticket. Delaware gubernatorial elections General Constitutions Specific Office of the Governor of Delaware Delaware Hall of Governors
Nancy Glenn-Nieto is an American-Mexican actress and fine art painter. She is best known as a model and an actress in Mexico City, she is the widow of Mexican Oaxacan painter Rodolfo Nieto. Born Nancy Hoskins in Oklahoma to Howard Hoskins, an engineer for Douglas Aircraft Company, Mary Hoskins, a school teacher. During her girlhood she spent a good deal of time with her maternal grandmother Herminia Matuse Harrel, born and raised in Cruces, Mexico. Nancy became enchanted with her grandmother's stories that created colorful contrasting views of a country full of culture and art, but politically on the brink of upheaval with individuals such as Porfirio Diaz, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata and how her grandmother escaped the Mexican Revolution of 1911 crossing the Rio Grande into the safety of El Paso, Texas. Growing up in a family of two cultures, Nancy integrated both with equal value into her personal perspective, her interest in art began. She liked to draw pictures of the neighborhood dogs and cats bringing them into her home.
Her mother remembered this time with "Nancy was always bringing a stray dog home. She'd feed them, soon they became part of our family." During her High School years, her first job was painting Christmas scenes on the local merchants shop window. While Nancy liked to paint and draw, she liked the attention she got when she won the Miss Los Angeles beauty contest; that same year at 23 years old she entered the Queen of the Pacific Beauty Pageant held in Melbourne, Australia as the representative from California. After graduating University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Fine Art, Nancy's identification with her grandmother motivated her to get to know her grandmother's Mexican roots. After traveling throughout Mexico, she decided to establish herself in Mexico City. While visiting an art gallery in the bohemian Zona Rosa, Mexico City, she was spotted by Ned Motola the publicity director of the Mexico City office of the international publicity company Doyle Dane and Bernbach. Impressed with her shapely legs, he offered her a contract to model in commercials for his client Christian Dior's leg wear.
From that national exposure, her modeling career blossomed. Soon she became one of Mexico's top models. Large international companies used her image to advertise their product, she appeared on billboards, TV commercials, magazines such as Vanity, in major newspapers, she modeled in Haute couture fashion shows for Catalina Swimwear, Dior, El Palacio de Hierro. Not unlike the well known model Suzy Parker, modeling became Nancy's springboard into acting in movies, until her marriage to Rodolfo Nieto. Newly married to the fine arts painter Rodolfo Nieto, her husband preferred that she did not continue to work in movies because when she was on location, he missed her. On the other hand, modeling took her away from home for a few hours. Which she did when she was not helping him prepare canvasses. Rodolfo Nieto was a prolific painter who worked on numerous canvasses—up to ten canvasses at one time—he'd work intensely for long periods of time at home in his studio, they had met at the grand opening of the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros named after the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Nancy was impressed with Rodolfo's "impeccable sense of style. When I first saw him-- tall and lean, with a shock of dark wavy hair that contrasted interestingly with his cat-like green eyes, he was wearing a beautiful European cut tweed jacket, with corduroy trousers, a silk shirt, an pink ascot around his neck." He was attracted to the beautiful actress / model, but when he discovered that she was a painter, a few months on September 11, 1971, they married in the Civil registry in the Colonia Coyoacán. They spent years together painting with a constant effort to stretch their artistic endeavors. Blending the Mexican tradition and contemporary art concepts, they studied Pre-Columbian art and architecture in Oaxaca, Guerrero, Veracruz and Mexico City, they visited European museums and lived for a while in Paris. A devotion to the creative experience was the uniting bond between the two artists whose favorite evening activity was listening to music and studying art books. After Rodolfo Nieto's death in June 1985, the following November 1st—the Day of the Dead—in her home she decorated an altar with his photograph at the center surrounded with things he enjoyed in life, such as fruits, a bottle of wine, bread.
In the ancient Mexican tradition where the worship of death involved the worship of new life: the skull – symbol of death – was a promise to resurrection. Subsequently, she began a series of paintings that depicted the mysterious character of the ancient celebration of the skull, her series defined the genre of Skull Art. The Mexican Cultural Institute impressed with her Skull Art invited her to exhibit for the Day of the Dead in the Mexican consulates, where she would install elaborate altars surrounded with her paintings of "skull trees," odd parrots, the living dead. Skull Art of Nancy Glenn-Nieto published book discusses the tradition Skull Art, most the book describes the origins of Skull Trees. For images and references of Skull Art and Skull Trees of Nancy Glenn-Nieto please see:Video on YouTube Nancy's major themes are mystical animals, colorful flowers, powerful saints.
11 Canis Minoris is a single star in the equatorial constellation of Canis Minor, located around 313 light years away from the Sun. It is visible to the naked eye as a faint, white-hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.25. This object is moving away from the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of +28 km/s, having come to within 157 light-years some 2.35 million years ago. This is an A-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of A1Vnn, where the'n' notation indicates "nebulous" lines due to rapid rotation; however and Garrison found a class of A0.5 IVnn, which would instead match an evolving subgiant star. It is a suspected variable star of unknown type; this object is 149 million years old with 2.23 times the mass of the Sun and about 2.5 times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 65 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 9,972 K