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Politics of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy, where the President of the Dominican Republic functions as both the head of the government and head of the multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the bicameral National Congress; the Judiciary is independent of the legislature. With the proclamation of the first constitution in the Dominican Republic on 6 November 1844 in the city of San Cristobal, the Dominican theory of sovereignty,'independence politics', was formed; the Dominican Republic would remain for representative. The constitution of San Cristobal established the legislature as superior to the other branches, the judiciary as an independent and the Executive to run the state day-to-day under the oversight of the judiciary and the legislature; the Congress of the Dominican Republic consists of the Chamber of the Senate. The President of the Republic was presented as an impartial public figure that would provide a source of unity to the Republic.

The Executive is charged with the daily administration of the state, subject to the oversight of the judicial and legislative branches. The President functions as the head of state, the head of government, the Commander-in-Chief of the Dominican Armed Forces; the Dominican Cabinet is responsible for assisting the president in his duty to govern the nation and the President appoints ministers as he sees appropriate. The President and Vice President are elected on the same ticket by popular vote for a four-year term without immediate re-election. After at least one constitutional term, a person who has held the post of President before may run for this Office again, according to the last amendment made to the Constitution in 2010. Elections are held in years evenly divisible by four; the Dominican Constitution takes twenty-seven paragraphs to spell out the president's extensive powers. Among the most important are those that grant him authority over all appointments and removals of public officials, popular elected ones.

The president has vast emergency powers to suspend basic rights in times of emergency, to defer the legislature, to declare a state of siege, to rule by decree. The 1966 Constitution provides for ministers and subcabinet ministers to assist in public administration; these officials must be Dominican citizens, at least twenty-five years of age, with full civil and political rights. The powers of the ministers are determined by law. However, the president is constitutionally responsible for the actions of his ministers. Ministers serve at the president's discretion, function both as administrators of their ministries and as agents of presidential authority; the military consists of about 45,000 active duty personnel. Its principal mission is to defend the nation; the army, twice as large as the other services combined, consists of four infantry brigades and a combat support brigade. The Dominican Republic's military is second in size to Cuba's in the Caribbean; the armed forces participate in counter-narcotics efforts.

They are active in efforts to control contraband and illegal immigration from Haiti to the Dominican Republic and from the Dominican Republic to the United States and Puerto Rico. See Attorney General of the Republic The Attorney General is appointed by the President. In order to become an Attorney General, the individual must be meet the following requirements: They must be Dominican by birth or origin and must be older than 35. Must be able to exercise full political rights Much have a bachelor's degree or higher in law Must be a practices lawyer or a university professor of law for at least 12 years, or have spent the same amount of time as a representative of the Public Ministry or as a judge within the Judicial Power; the current Attorney General of the Dominican Republic is Jean Alain Rodriguez Sanchez, appointed by president Danilo Medina. Legislative power is exercised by a bicameral National Congress; the upper house is the Senate with 32 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constituencies.

The lower house is the Chamber of Deputies with 178 members, elected for a four-year term by proportional representation in accordance to each province, as follows: one deputy is elected for every 50,000 inhabitants plus fraction exceeding 25,000, but never less than two. Among the attributions of the Senate are the following: Studying and approving laws. To appoint the President and other members of the Central Electoral Board and their deputies. To appoint the members of the Public Accounts Chamber. To approve or not the appointment of diplomatic agents made by the Executive. To decide on the claims of the Chamber of Deputies against public officers for misconduct or serious faults in the performance of their duties. In the event of public accusation, the Senate may only impose the sanction of removal from office. However, the removed officer may be subject to being tried according to the respective statutes, if applicable. For the removal of office, a vote of at least ¾ of all members of the Senate is required.

Congressional and municipal elections are held separately from the presidential elections. Re-election is always possible, without any limitation; the office of Senator and Deputy are incompatible with any other position or employment at the Public Administration. The Judicial Power is charged of administering justice in orde

Lamine Diaby-Fadiga

Mohamed Lamine Diabyfadiga is a French professional footballer who plays as forward for Ligue 2 club Paris FC. Diaby-Fadiga made his first team debut for Nice on 7 December 2017 in a 1–0 away loss against Vitesse in Europa League entering the field after 66 minutes to replace Alassane Pléa. In doing so, Diaby Fadiga became the first player born in the 21st century to appear for Nice, he made his league debut the following season on 11 August 2018 against Stade de Reims replacing Bassem Srarfi in the 61st minute of a 1–0 home loss. On 16 September 2019 Diaby-Fadiga stole a luxury watch at an estimated value of 70,000 € from teammate Kasper Dolberg out of jealousy, he confessed to the crime seven days and was sacked by Nice as a result. On 2 October 2019, Diaby-Fadiga signed with Ligue 2 side Paris FC. Diaby-Fadiga is of Guinean Algeria descent, he is a youth international for France. As of 1 July 2019 Lamine Diaby-Fadiga at the French Football Federation OGC Nice profile

Color Adjustment

Color Adjustment is a 1992 documentary film that traces 40 years of race relations and the representation of African Americans through the lens of prime-time television entertainment, scrutinizing television's racial myths. Narrated by Ruby Dee, it is a sequel to Riggs’s Ethnic Notions, this time examining racial stereotypes in the broadcast age. Examining American television's most popular stars and shows, including Amos'n' Andy, The Nat King Cole Show, The Jeffersons and Son, Good Times, The Cosby Show, Frank's Place, others, Riggs outlines a history of the race conflict as reflected in television, it asserts that African Americans were allowed into America's prime-time family only insofar as their presence didn't challenge the mythology of the American Dream central to television's merchandising function. It demonstrates how the television networks managed to absorb divisive racial conflict into the familiar non-threatening formats of prime-time television. However, the sitcoms surrounding African-American characters did not reflect the actual societal values of the time, retreating from the conflict surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and pretending that society was "colorless."

Clips from the shows are interwoven with the parallel story of the Civil Rights Movement as presented on the evening news. Writers and producers—such as Hal Kanter, Norman Lear, Steven Bochco, David Wolper and others—take viewers behind the scenes of their creations. Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Tim Reid, other Black performers reflect on the roles they played in shaping prime-time race relations. Cultural critics Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Herman Gray, Alvin Poussaint, Patricia Turner suggest that, while these television programs entertained, they reinforced and validated a particular notion of the "American Family." Color Adjustment was met with critical praise, receiving a Peabody Award and being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. It was aired as part of the P. O. V. Series on PBS; the film was awarded the Independent Documentary Association's Outstanding Achievement Award and the Organization of American Historians' Erik Barnouw Award. Tongues Untied Bamboozled - a narrative film by Spike Lee about the portrayal of blacks in the media Color Adjustment on IMDb Color Adjustment at POV Color Adjustment on Rotten Tomatoes Janet Maslin.

"Review/Film. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-24. Jonathan Rosenbaum's review Color Adjustment at California Newsreel

Poste restante

Poste restante known as general delivery in North American English, is a service where the post office holds the mail until the recipient calls for it. It is a common destination for mail for people who are visiting a particular location and have no need, or no way, of having mail delivered directly to their place of residence at that time. Poste Restante is a long-established service within Australia run by the national postal service, Australia Post, which allows one’s post to be sent to a city-centre holding place, it will be held for up to 1 month and can be collected by providing proof of identity, such as a passport. For example, for the Adelaide GPO one would address a letter or parcel thus: Recipient's Full Name c/o Poste Restante GPO Adelaide SA 5001 AustraliaThe recipient would need to go to the Adelaide GPO at 10 Franklin St to collect it when it was due to arrive or shortly afterwards. Bpost uses the term Poste Restante, Postliggend or Postlagernd which needs to be indicated on the post together with the name, optionally the first name, full name of the post office, postal code and city.

The recipient has one month. A special tax applies valued at the price of one stamp of value 2; as of 1 March 2018 this price is 1,74 €. This tax is paid by the recipient but can be paid by the sender. Name of the recipient Poste Restante Full name of the post office B-1234 City Belgium In Bosnia and Herzegovina, mail is addressed to POSTE RESTANTE, written after the full name of the recipient as shown in their ID document or passport. Name of recipient POSTE RESTANTE 12345 City In Cambodia, mail is addressed to POSTE RESTANTE, written after the full name of the recipient. Parcels and letters should contain a phone number, but recipients are more to get notified by phone for a parcel. Name of recipient POSTE RESTANTE City Postcode ##### Province Name Cambodia Tel +855 ### ### ### Canada Post uses the term "general delivery" in English, "poste restante" in French. Travellers may use the service for up to four months, it is used in circumstances where other methods of delivery are not available.

Canada Post guidelines for addressing of letter mail stipulate that general delivery mail should be addressed in the following fashion: MR JOHN JONES GD STN A FREDERICTON NB E3B 1A1where GD is the abbreviation for general delivery, STN A is the station or post office. When the mail is to be delivered to a retail postal outlet the abbreviation RPO is used, in French the station is indicated by SUCC for “succursale,” or retail postal outlet by "CSP" for “comptoir postal”. In the above example, the French version of the address would use "PR SUCC A" for the second line. In Croatia, mail is addressed to POSTE RESTANTE, written after the full name of the recipient. Name of recipient POSTE RESTANTE 12345 CityIn Croatia letters received to poste restante address are kept in post office for 30 calendar days. In Czech Republic, mail can be addressed to the post office if "POSTE RESTANTE" and the full name of the recipient is included. To retrieve the mail, the recipient has to have passport, or a driving licence.

The mail will be retained for only 15 days. Name of the recipient Details, or leave blank POSTE RESTANTE 12345 City Mail is held for 14 days. Poste restante is offered only in 17 selected post offices in Finland. From 1 March 2019 onwards picking up Poste restante mail costs €3,10 per handover. Prior to 1 April 2013, it was possible to use a nickname instead of real name and without providing an ID. In Finland letters received to poste restante address are kept in post office for 14 days after arrival; the Poste restante service is not available at other service points or cities than the 17 listed here. The address is entered using the following format: The official name of recipient POSTE RESTANTE FI-12340 CityHere 12340 represents the postal number of the post office. For example, Helsinki main post office is 00100 Helsinki. An item mailed with an address is redirected to a Posti outlet matching the postal code from where it can be picked up. In France, La Poste offers the service for letters at an additional cost of €0.85, to be paid by the receiver.

Packages are €4.00 each upon collection. Letters are kept for 15 days; the service is offered at any post office. The only requirement is to add'Poste restante' after the recipient's name. Deutsche Post offer the service for all mail items under the Postlagernd service. Domestic items may make use of a passphrase instead of the recipients name; as a general rule, the item should be addressed to the Hauptpost of the location. Address Format: Recipient Name Kennwort: <passphrase> Postlagernd Post Office address Post Office postcode/townThe phrase Kennwort: in front of the passphrase requires the consignee to specify the passphrase at time of collection. Items may be collected from the designated post office upon production of valid identification and the passphrase, it is important to use the term Postlagernd in preference to, or in conjunction with, Poste Restante to prevent returned mail. In Greece you can send small parcels under 2 kg to the Greece post office. Address Format: POSTE RESTANTE <Your Name> <Post office address> <Post office zip code > <Town> Greece To collect your mail if it is addressed and stamped to you by brin

You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

"You're Nobody'til Somebody Loves You" is a song by British singer and songwriter James Arthur. Written by Arthur along with TMS, who produced the record, it serves as his first single since winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, his second single overall after "Impossible", the lead single from his self-titled debut album. Speaking to Capital FM about the song, Arthur called it: "One of those big, uplifting anthemic tunes; the rest of the album is quite diverse." The song received its debut airplay on Capital FM on 9 September 2013. Writing for the Metro, Seamus Duff said "With a genuine new talent about to take the charts, The X Factor might in fact have produced their best winner yet." Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave it four stars out of five, saying "It's hard times when nobody wants you," he sings in his unmistakably wobbly, soul-soaked vocal over a barrage of horns and toe-tapping percussion. Unsurprisingly, the result feels just as big - - than before; the single reached number 17 in New Zealand on 17 October 2013 and number 22 in Australia three days later.

On 27 October, it debuted at number two behind "Royals" by Lorde. The song's official music video was directed by Emil Nava and was uploaded to YouTube on 19 September 2013, it features Arthur performing at a street gig

2010 Copa Sudamericana Finals

The 2010 Copa Sudamericana Finals was the final two-legged tie that determined Independiente as the 2010 Copa Sudamericana champion. It was played on December 1 and 8, 2010 between Brazilian club Goiás and the Argentine champion Independiente; the final was played over two legs. The higher seeded team played the second leg at home; the team that accumulates the most points —three for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs was crowned the champion. The away-goals rule was not used. After the two teams were tied on points after the second leg, the team with the best goal difference had won. If the two teams have equal goal difference, extra time was used; the extra time consisted of two 15-minute halves. The tie was still not broken, a penalty shoot-out ensued according to the Laws of the Game