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Tactic (method)

A tactic is a conceptual action aiming at the achievement of a goal. This action can be implemented as one or more specific tasks; the term is used in business and military contexts, as well as in chess, sports or other competitive activities. The word originated from the Ancient Greek τακτική taktike. Strategy is a set of choices used to achieve an overall objective whereas tactics are the specific actions used when applying those strategic choices. In military usage, a military tactic is used by a military unit of no larger than a division to implement a specific mission and achieve a specific objective, or to advance toward a specific target; the terms tactic and strategy are confused: tactics are the actual means used to gain an objective, while strategy is the overall campaign plan, which may involve complex operational patterns and decision-making that govern tactical execution. The United States Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms defines the tactical level as "the level of war at which battles and engagements are planned and executed to accomplish military objectives assigned to tactical units or task forces.

Activities at this level focus on the ordered arrangement and maneuver of combat elements in relation to each other and to the enemy to achieve combat objectives."If, for example, the overall goal is to win a war against another country, one strategy might be to undermine the other nation's ability to wage war by preemptively annihilating their military forces. The tactics involved might describe specific actions taken in specific locations, like surprise attacks on military facilities, missile attacks on offensive weapon stockpiles, the specific techniques involved in accomplishing such objectives. Chess tactics Political tactics Protest tactics Tactical bombing Tactical wargame Tactics - BusinessDictionary.com definition

Clem Campbell

Clement Bernard Campbell OAM is a former Australian state politician and was a member of the Parliament of Queensland from 1983 to 1998. Campbell obtained a Bachelor of Agricultural degree and worked as a Research and Regional Economist with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Bundaberg at the 1983 election, representing the Labor Party, held the seat until the 1998 election. He served as a member of various Parliamentary Committees during the term of the Wayne Goss Labor government. After Campbell's retirement from Parliament he joined the staff of Griffith University in Brisbane; as of 2008, Campbell is the founding chairman of Green Cross Australia and current chair of Earth Charter Australia. He is a director with Football Queensland. In 2013, Clem Campbell became the United Nations Association of Australia Queensland President. In 2014, Mr Campbell was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the community as an outstanding advocate for peace and environmental education and leadership in promoting ethics in public life

2016 Ohio Republican primary

The Ohio Republican primary took place March 15 in the U. S. state of Ohio, as a part of the Republican Party's series of presidential primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The Ohio primary was held alongside Republican primary elections in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina, along with the Democratic contest in Ohio; the primary was won by John Kasich. In the 2012 Republican primary elections, the Ohio primary was a winner-take-most primary scheduled for the 6th of March. However, the state's winner, Mitt Romney, only reached 37% of the vote and thus only won 58% of the state's delegates. House Bill 153, signed by Governor Kasich, moved the primary to March 15 for the 2016 contest, in what would be dubbed a second Super Tuesday by several news networks. In addition, in mid-September, Ohio's Republican Party decided on making the state's 66 delegates winner-take-all, in order to maximize the state's power on the nominating convention and to avoid a similar problem to what happened in 2012.

This was expected to help John Kasich, as the state's governor. Despite an early victory by Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump was seen as making steady progress towards the Republican nomination at the time. Trump was victorious in 7 of the contests on March 1, with Cruz seen as the only viable threat to Trump after victories in his home state of Texas and 3 other March 1 contests. Marco Rubio performed worse. On March 8, two primaries and a caucus were held in Hawaii and Mississippi. Despite a poll from American Research Group that showed Kasich leading Trump in Michigan, Trump won all three contests; the opinion polls during early March showed a narrow lead for Trump over Governor Kasich. These polls found 10% support for Marco Rubio, in a distant fourth place. Seeing that many Rubio voters preferred Governor Kasich as "establishment" voters, Rubio's communications director encouraged Rubio voters to vote for Kasich on March 11; the strategy seemed to work, as Kasich drew narrowly ahead in the polls before the election.

Kasich was seen as a slight favorite to take the state before the primary. Marco Rubio suspended his campaign after March 15's contests, although this was more based on a poor Florida primary as opposed to the Ohio contest

Li Li (Water Margin)

Li Li is a fictional character in Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels in Chinese literature. Nicknamed "Life Taking Judge", he ranks 96th among the 108 Stars of Destiny and 60th among the 72 Earthly Fiends; the novel describes Li Li as a man with a reddish fiery round eyes like those of a tiger. Although he was born in Luzhou, he has moved to Jieyang Ridge near the Xunyang River, he is a close friend of his neighbour Li Jun. Li Li runs an inn on Jieyang Ridge, where he serves his guests food and drinks spiked with drugs that will make them unconscious; when they are out cold, he will rob them, sometimes butcher them and use their flesh to make fillings for the baozi he serves to other unwary customers. When Song Jiang is en route to exile in Jiangzhou, he and his escorts pass by Jieyang Ridge and take a rest in Li Li's inn. Li Li serves them drugged wine and is about to murder them for their valuables when Li Jun and his friends Tong Wei and Tong Meng show up and stop him. Li Jun checks the official documents carried by the escorts and learns that the prisoner they are escorting is Song Jiang, who has a reputation for being a generous and chivalrous hero.

Li Jun, who has long heard of Song Jiang's name, had earlier heard that Song Jiang will be passing by Jieyang Ridge and has been waiting to meet the man he admires. He asks Li Li to revive Song Jiang and his escorts. Li Li, Li Jun and the Tong brothers introduce themselves to Song Jiang and befriend him before seeing him off on his journey to Jiangzhou. In Jiangzhou, Song Jiang gets into trouble after writing a seditious poem while he was drunk, ends up being arrested and sentenced to death; the outlaws from Liangshan Marsh show up in Jiangzhou, storm the execution ground, rescue him. In the meantime, Li Jun has gathered many of his friends, including Li Li, to help the Liangshan outlaws, they sail to the riverbank, where they meet up with the outlaws who are stranded there after being cornered by government forces, ferry them safely along the river back to the outlaw stronghold at Liangshan Marsh. Li Li, Li Jun and the others join the outlaw band there. Li Li becomes one of the scout leaders of Liangshan after the 108 Stars of Destiny come together in what is called the Grand Assembly.

He is posted at the tavern north of Liangshan. He is in charge of making preparations to receive and host the envoys from the imperial court when they come to announce Emperor Huizong's amnesty for the outlaws. Li Li follows the Liangshan heroes on their campaigns against the Liao invaders and rebel forces on Song territory after they received amnesty from the emperor. During the campaign against Fang La's rebel forces, Li Li gets wounded at the battle of Qingxi County and dies of his wounds. Buck, Pearl S.. All Men are Brothers. Moyer Bell. ISBN 9781559213035. Miyazaki, Ichisada. Suikoden: Kyoko no naka no Shijitsu. Chuo Koronsha. ISBN 978-4122020559. Keffer, David. "Outlaws of the Marsh: A Somewhat Less Than Critical Commentary". Poison Pie Publishing House. Retrieved 19 December 2016. Li, Mengxia. 108 Heroes from the Water Margin. EPB Publishers. P. 195. ISBN 9971-0-0252-3. Miyamoto, Yoko. "Water Margin: Chinese Robin Hood and His Bandits". Demystifying Confucianism. Retrieved 19 December 2016. Shibusawa, Bandit Kings of Ancient China, Koei Zhang, Lin Ching.

Biographies of Characters in Water Margin. Writers Publishing House. ISBN 978-7506344784

Jeanne Charlotte du Lu├žay

Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay née Papillon d'Auteroche, was a French court official, Dame du Palais to Empress Joséphine and Dame d'atour to Empress Marie Louise of France. Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay was married to count Jean-Baptiste-Charles Legendre de Luçay, prefect at the Imperial court, she belonged to those called to be appointed when the first ladies-in-waiting was named for Joséphine. In 1804, when Napoleon made himself Emperor and his wife Empress of France, he created an Imperial court and had ladies-in-waiting appointed to empress Josephine: Adélaïde de La Rochefoucauld was created Dame d'honneur and Émilie de Beauharnais Dame d'atours, while Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay, along with Madame de Rémusat, Elisabeth Baude de Talhouët, Lauriston, d'Arberg, Marie Antoinette Duchâtel, Sophie de Segur, Séran, Colbert and Aglaé Louise Auguié Ney was made Dame du palais, she participated in the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine on 2 December 1804. She was tasked to receive Catharina of Württemberg upon her wedding to Jérôme Bonaparte in 1807.

General Durand described Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay as a pretty, well mannered person who avoided to harm her enemies and had the courage to stand up and defend those not present when slander was uttered against them, well suited for court service: she was known for her good taste, was a fashion icon, who launched the latest fashion in high society, followed by others. When Napoleon divorced Josephine and remarried to Marie Louise, Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay was assigned to be a part of the entourage to Branua to receive Marie Louise and escort her to Napoleon in Compiègne; when the household of Marie Louise was formed, her superior Adélaïde de La Rochefoucauld was replaced by Louise Antoinette Lannes, Duchess of Montebello, du Luçay succeeded Émilie de Beauharnais as Dame d'atour. As Dame d'atour, she was second in rank of all the ladies-in-waiting to the empress, responsible for her wardrobe and jewels and supervising the expenses and business transactions connected to them; because of the lack of interest of her superior, the Duchess of Montebello, she took over her task of administrating the alms and charities of the empress.

She was present during the birth of the King of Rome 20 March 1811. Jeanne Charlotte du Luçay remained in service to Marie Louise until she left her at Rambouillet the 11 April 1814, after the abdication of Napoleon and before the departure of Marie Louise to Austria, her spouse temporarily regained his court office during the Hundred Days in 1815, but after this, de couple du Luçay retired to private life. Michaud, Biographie universelle, t. 25, p. 44. Tarin, Les notabilités du Premier Empire, t. 2, p. 494, p. 498. Leurs résidences en Ile-de-France, Éd. C. Terana, 2002

David Kent (historian)

David Cyril Kent is an Australian music historian and pop culture writer. Kent produced the Kent Music Report, compiling the national music chart from May 1974 to 1996; the music reports were a weekly listing of the National Top 100 chart positions of singles and albums. Kent's music reports were used by Australian Recording Industry Association as its official ARIA Charts from mid-1983 until July 1988 when ARIA developed an in-house chart. Kent continued to publish his Australian Music Report on a weekly basis until 1996. In 1993, Kent collated his charts into a book, Australian Chart Book, 1970–1992, he followed with Australian Chart Book in 2005, Australian Chart Book in 2006, The Australian top 20 book in 2007. David Kent was born in Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia, to Cyril Kent and Marjorie Goodwin Dalton Kent, he listened to local radio broadcasts of top hits such as "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley in 1955. Australia had no nationwide chart system for singles or albums. Kent kept his own tally of the positions provided by Sydney radio stations.

In 1958, radio station 2UE provided the first give-away charts in record stores, with the first national chart, compiled for Go-Set by rock journalist Ed Nimmervoll, appearing in October 1966. Kent worked for record companies, EMI and Polygram, avidly collected record charts as a hobby. For 18 months, Kent researched Australian music charts and developed a ranking system based on radio station charts from around the country, from May 1974 he compiled the Kent Music Report. Kent's aims were to provide the Australian music industry with information on singles and albums, to chronicle the history of music tastes; the Kent Music Report was sold commercially after July 1974, it became the sole nationwide chart following the demise of'Go-Set in August. Kent expanded his business and, from 1976, incorporated actual sales figures to supplement information from radio stations. By 1977, major record companies used his chart information in their advertising. Kent's staff sent surveys to retail stores, collated sales figures together with radio charts by states and used his ranking system to assemble the national Kent Music Report.

By 1982, retail sales by survey was the main source of Kent's reports. The Australian Recording Industry Association was established by the six major record companies operating in Australia: EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram. ARIA licensed the Kent Music Report from mid-1983 to publish the ARIA Charts under its banner until the week ending 26 June 1988. ARIA had established its own research and chart publishing group and now competed with the Kent Music Report. At the beginning of 1987, the Kent Music Report was renamed the Australian Music Report, it was used by major record companies in preference to ARIA's own charts. Kent continued production of his music reports until 1996, but sold off his interest in the Australian Music Report, which continued to the end of 1998, after which changes in technology, such as barcoding, enabled point-of-sale information to be sent directly to ARIA; this meant. In 1993, Kent used his resources to compile charts dating back to 1970, he added information from the weekly Kent Music Report and the Australian Music Report to publish the charts in book form as Australian Chart Book, 1970–1992.

He followed that with Australian Chart Book in 2005, Australian Chart Book in 2006, The Australian top 20 book in 2007, Australian Chart Chronicles. Kent, David. "Kent music report 1974–1987". Australian Music Report. St Ives, N. S. W.: David Kent, 1987. ISSN 0156-2223. Kent, David. Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N. S. W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Kent, David. "Australian music report: Kent music report 1987–1999". Australian Music Report. Pymble, N. S. W.: Australian Music Report, 1987–1999. ISSN 0156-2223. Kent, David. Australian Chart Book. Turramurra, N. S. W.: Australian Chart Book, 2005. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. Kent, David. Australian Chart Book. Turramurra, N. S. W.: Australian Chart Book, 2006. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. Kent, David; the Australian top 20 book. Turramurra, N. S. W.: Australian Chart Book, 2007. ISBN 978-0-646-47665-0. Kent, David. Australian Chart Chronicles. Turramurra, N. S. W.: Australian Chart Book, 2009. ISBN 978-0-646-51203-7. Kent, David, ed.. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 978-0-646-52995-0