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Politics of Honduras

Politics of Honduras takes place in a framework of a multi-party system presidential representative democratic republic. The President of Honduras is both head of head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the National Congress of Honduras; the party system is dominated by the conservative National Party of Honduras and the Liberal Party of Honduras. The Judiciary is independent of the legislature; the 1981 Constitution of Honduras provides for a strong executive in some ways, but many powers conceded to the executive elsewhere are designated duties of the unicameral National Congress. A judiciary is appointed by the National Congress; that constitution delineates mechanisms for amending it, but it declares eight articles immutable and unalterable and not subject to change, which include a guarantee of a republican form of government, an explicit prohibition against presidential candidacy of anyone, president at any time or for any reason.

The constitution provides for an independent organ to supervise and implement elections, the Superior Electoral Tribunal. Another organ independent of the three main branches of government a Special Court for Resolution of Conflicts Between Branches of Government; the current president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, is considered to be a divisive figure with political support within the country as well as vocal opposition from the public. The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Honduras a "hybrid regime" in 2019; the president is both the chief of state and head of government and is elected by popular vote for a four-year term with no possibility of re-election. In the most recent election, President Juan Orlando Hernández was reelected despite national protest and dispute over ballots, after The Supreme court voided a single-term limit for the country’s presidency in 2015; the National Congress of Honduras has 128 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation. The judiciary includes a Supreme Court of Justice - the Supreme Court of Honduras, courts of appeal, several courts of original jurisdiction – such as labor and criminal courts.

The judges of the Supreme Court of Justice or Corte Suprema de Justicia, are elected for seven-year terms by the National Congress. For administrative purposes, Honduras is divided into 18 departments, with departmental and municipal officials selected for four-year terms. Honduras has six registered political parties: Liberal Party of Honduras, founded 1891. National Party of Honduras, founded 1918. Dominated Honduran politics from 1933-1957. Democratic Unification Party, founded in 1992 at the end of the Cold war when clandestine leftist political parties were permitted to function openly. Four merged to form the PUD. Christian Democratic Party of Honduras, founded 1968. Innovation and Unity Party, moderate leftist, social democratic, founded 1970. Patriotic Alliance Party of Honduras founded in 2017 Since about 1920 Honduras has had a two-party system, with the Liberal Party and the National Party dominating electoral politics; the early 1980s were a peaceful period compared to other countries in Central America buffeted by left-wing guerrillas.

The Honduran government provided bases for U. S. backed counter-revolutionary armies operating in Nicaragua. Between 1981 and 1984, several forced disappearances were carried out by the military, as proved before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and in the Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. In 1984, armed-forces chief General Gustavo Alvarez was deposed amid anti-US demonstrations in the capital, Tegucigalpa. In 1986, the Liberal Party's José Azcona del Hoyo was elected president. Allegations of human rights abuses, summary executions by police—especially of street gangs—have diminished in recent years up to the present, while political violence has been a constant. Rafael Callejas became president in 1990 and introduced neo-liberal economic reforms and austerity measures, he is credited with a major push to improve the country's transportation infrastructure. He implemented a policy of requiring cabinet member nominees to first pass appropriate examinations, unique among politicians anywhere.

In 1993, the Liberal Party's Carlos Reina was elected president, promising to reform the judicial system and limit the power of the armed forces. In April 1995 compulsory military service was abolished; the Liberal Party's Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé was elected in 1997 promising to restructure the armed forces. In 2001, Ricardo Maduro was elected president on a platform that promised to stop rampant inflation afflicting the nation, to put a stop to the brutal trademark violence of street gangs. At the time, the abuse of child-protection laws by gangs recruiting minors, aggressive recruitment of members under threat of violence, lent broad popular support for Maduro's enlistment of the armed forces for a greater role in fighting crime during this time, as the police were seen as overwhelmed. A major political issues in Honduras since about 1990 has been t

Halloween (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

"Halloween" is episode six of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was directed by Bruce Seth Green; the narrative follows Ethan Rayne who sells Halloween costumes that transform their wearers into a more real version of that costume. Buffy and Angel agree to a date, but Buffy is delayed by a vampire; as Angel waits at The Bronze, Cordelia starts flirting with him. When Buffy arrives, she sees Angel talking to Cordelia and turns to leave; the next day, Principal Snyder forces Buffy and her friends to chaperone small children while they trick-or-treat. Larry, the school bully, threatens Xander while asking him about Buffy, who smashes Larry into a soda machine. Buffy and Willow speculate. To find out they decide to sneak into Giles' office and borrow the passed-down Watchers' Diary; the gang head to Ethan's Costume Shoppe, where Willow gets a Halloween ghost costume and Xander buys a toy gun to go with his army fatigue outfit. Buffy gets a beautiful pink 18th-century gown—one that matches what she has spied from Giles' Watcher files on Angel.

Spike is reviewing a video of Buffy fighting. Drusilla tells him. Meanwhile, Ethan is chanting to a statue of Janus in the back room of his shop; that night, Ethan's spell takes effect and everyone wearing a costume from his store turns into the respective persona. Willow becomes a real ghost, able to walk through walls. S. soldier. With Buffy incapable of fighting the threats around them, Willow is forced to take the lead and rushes them to Buffy's house. Outside, Cordelia screams and Xander goes out to save her. Angel takes Buffy into the kitchen; as Angel tries to kill a vampire that has sneaked in, he reveals his vampire face. Buffy runs from the house. Arriving at the library by walking through walls, Willow tells Giles about Ethan's costumes, they head to the shop. He forces Ethan to tell him. Spike is hunting for Buffy, who meets Larry, now a pirate. Xander arrives to beat up Larry; the gang tries to barricade themselves inside a warehouse. Ethan reveals the secret to ending the spell and Giles smashes the statue, breaking the spell.

Buffy recovers just in time to defeat Spike and he flees. Buffy admits to Angel, he tells her. The women were dull, he found that someone when he encountered his world was never the same. They kiss; the next day, Giles returns to the store to find a note. Ethan has promised to return soon. "Halloween" on IMDb "Halloween" at TV.com

Naganuma, Fukushima

Naganuma was a town located in Iwase District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 6,455 and a density of 106.98 persons per km². The total area was 60.34 km². The people lived in Naganuma,because of Jomon potteryand Dugoutdiscovered from Tsukakoshi remains in 25th century BC. Naganuma town built by Takatoki Naganuma in 1260 AD, it is deserted castle by Decree of One Castle Per Province in 1615 AD. Old Naganuma was formed as a result of the enforcement of town organization in 1901 AD. Old Naganuma town and Hokotsuki village merged Naganuma town in 1955 AD. On April 1, 2005 AD, along with the village of Iwase, was merged into the expanded city of Sukagawa. Naganuma Kindergarten Naganuma Primary School Naganuma East Primary School Naganuma Junior High School Naganuma High School From Edo era to Meiji era made Naganuma dyed paper, and from Meiji era to Taisho era made Naganuma ware. Naganuma Castle Fujinuma Lake National park Naganuma Folk Museum Naganuma Minami Kodate Naganuma Nebuta Festival From Sukagawa station to Naganuma town by bus in Sukagawa station stop 1 pole.

It take about one hour. Ten-ei Naganuma, Hokkaido Sukagawa, Fukushima Sukagawa official website Fujinuma Lake National Park Ask Shopping Mall Naganuma Nebuta Festival

Thomas David Spearman

Thomas David Spearman is an Irish mathematical physicist, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, where he spent his career and at various times served as head of the department of pure and applied mathematics, vice provost and pro-chancellor. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy at TCD from 1966 to 1997, he is the author of 400 years of Mathematics at TCD. Born Thomas David Spearman in Dublin in 1937, he attended TCD, where he was a Scholar in Mathematics in 1956 and was awarded a BA in mathematics and natural philosophy in 1959, he did his PhD on "Problems in Pion Physics", under fellow Irishman Jim Hamilton, over a period in which the latter moved from Cambridge to the University of London. He was at University College London 1961–1962, the University of Illinois 1962–1964 and the University of Durham 1964–1966. In 1966 he was appointed to the chair of natural philosophy back at his alma mater, TCD, in 1969 was elected a Fellow of TCD. In 1970 Spearman published the book Elementary Particle Theory, co-written with A. D. Martin.

In time, he served in numerous administrative roles, including head of the department of pure and applied mathematics and vice provost. He was Vice President of the European Science Foundation, he supervised three PhDs, authored of 400 years of Mathematics at TCD, retired in 1997. He has remained active in college and other affairs, being TCD pro-chancellor and President of the Royal Irish Academy, he was chairman of the European Academy's Science Advisory Council. Thomas David Spearman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Mylossoma duriventre

Mylossoma duriventre, the silver mylossoma, is a species of freshwater serrasalmid fish endemic to tropical and subtropical South America. It grows to a weight of 1 kg, it is the subject of a local fishery, being known as palu in palometa in Venezuela. As traditionally defined, Mylossoma duriventre is native to the Amazon, Orinoco and Río de la Plata basins, to the Tocantins River and its western tributary, the Araguaia River, it prefers nutrient-rich waters but occurs in the lower stretches of nutrient-poor rivers. In 2018, a review based on DNA and morphometrics restricted its range to the Río de la Plata Basin. Two species considered synonyms of M. duriventre have been revalidated: M. albiscopum of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, M. unimaculatum of the Tocantins–Araguaia basin. This species is potamodromous, migrating within freshwater habitats; the migration pattern is not understood, but in the flood season in the Amazon, between December and March, the fish migrate from the lakes and pools on the floodplain to the larger rivers.

Here they move upstream in large numbers to the spawning areas, although where the fish spawn is unclear. The adults move out of the rivers and onto the floor of the forest when this floods; the larvae meanwhile are swept downstream, when the forest floods, spread out into nursery areas on the floodplain where their planktonic food is more available. When the waters recede, both adults and juvenile fish move back into the rivers and move upstream to the floodplain lakes. In the seasonally-flooded várzea forest, this fish is found living in close association with Potamorhina altamazonica. Juvenile M. duriventre feed on insects and adults feed on seeds. In parts of its range, M. duriventre is considered to be a vulnerable species. The threats it faces include the encroachment of agriculture on the forest habitat, hydroelectric schemes, overfishing and recreational activities; the seasonal flooding of the forest is important for the survival of the larvae of this fish

V.I.P. (talk show)

V. I. P. was a Canadian talk show that aired from 1973 to 1983 during the Canadian summer months. Lorraine Thomson was host/interviewer. Guests included: Group of Seven artist A. J. Casson actress Nanette Fabray actor John Forsythe musician André Gagnon actor Lorne Greene British Prime Minister Edward Heath astronaut James Irwin actor George "Spanky" McFarland of Our Gang British actress Anna Russell hockey player Darryl SittlerEpisodes from this series were rebroadcast on Canadian cable network Bravo from 1998 to 2002. Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series