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Ted Kennedy

Edward Moore Kennedy was an American politician who served as a U. S. Senator from Massachusetts for 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party and the Kennedy political family, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the third-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States history. Kennedy was a brother of President John F. Kennedy and U. S. Attorney General and U. S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy—both victims of assassination—and was the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. After attending Harvard University and receiving his law degree from the University of Virginia, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Kennedy was 30 years old when he first entered the Senate following a November 1962 special election in Massachusetts to fill the vacant seat held by his brother John, who had taken office as the president, he was elected to a full six-year term in 1964 and was re-elected seven more times.

The Chappaquiddick incident in 1969 resulted in the death of his automobile passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, as well as physical injuries and mental anguish to Kennedy. He pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and received a two-month suspended sentence; the incident and its aftermath hindered his chances of becoming president. His only attempt, in the 1980 election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter. Kennedy was known for his oratorical skills, his 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern American liberalism were among his best-known speeches. He became recognized as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long influence. Kennedy and his staff wrote more than 300 bills. Unabashedly liberal, Kennedy championed an interventionist government that emphasized economic and social justice, but he was known for working with Republicans to find compromises. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the COBRA health insurance provision, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act, the S-CHIP children's health program, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.

During the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. Over the course of his Senate career, Kennedy made efforts to enact universal health care, which he called the "cause of my life." By the years of his life, Kennedy had come to be viewed as a major figure and spokesman for American progressivism. Kennedy died on August 25, 2009 of a malignant brain tumor at his home in Hyannis Port and was buried near his brothers John and Robert at Arlington National Cemetery. Edward Moore Kennedy was born on February 22, 1932, at St. Margaret's Hospital in the Dorchester section of Boston, Massachusetts, he was the last of the nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, members of prominent Irish American families in Boston, who constituted one of the wealthiest families in the nation once they were joined. His eight siblings were Joseph Jr. John, Kathleen, Patricia and Jean. John asked to be the newborn's godfather, a request his parents honored, though they did not agree to his request to name the baby George Washington Kennedy and instead named him after their father's assistant.

As a child, Ted was uprooted by his family's moves among Bronxville, New York. His formal education started at Gibbs School in London, he had attended ten schools by the age of eleven. He was an altar boy at the St. Joseph's Church and was seven when he received his First Communion from Pope Pius XII in the Vatican, he spent sixth and seventh grades at the Fessenden School, where he was a mediocre student, eighth grade at Cranwell Preparatory School. He was the youngest child and his parents were affectionate towards him, but they compared him unfavorably with his older brothers. Between the ages of eight and sixteen, Ted suffered the traumas of Rosemary's failed lobotomy and the deaths of Joseph Jr. in World War II and Kathleen in an airplane crash. Ted's affable maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald, was the Mayor of Boston, a U. S. Congressman, an early political and personal influence. Ted spent his four high-school years at Milton Academy, a preparatory school in Milton, where he received B and C grades and, in 1950, finished 36th in a graduating class of 56.

He did well at football there. Kennedy played on the tennis team and was in the drama and glee clubs. Like his father and brothers before him, Ted graduated from Harvard College. In his spring semester, he was assigned to the athlete-oriented Winthrop House, where his brothers had lived, he was an defensive end on the freshman football team. In his first semester and his classmates arranged to copy answers from another student during the final examination for a science class. At the end of his second semest

RCA Music Group

RCA Music Group was an umbrella group of labels distributed by Sony Music Entertainment that existed between March 2004 and 2009, for a short period of time between July 2011 and October 2011 as all RCA Music Group labels were merged with RCA Records. RCA Music Group was created by BMG in March 2004 shortly after the formation of Zomba Label Group, it became a part of the BMG Label Group along with Zomba. In 2008, BMG sold their half of the Sony BMG merger back to Sony, but retained the use of the BMG name. Thus, in early 2009, the BMG Label Group was rebranded to the RCA/JIVE Label Group, half of, the RCA Music Group. Zomba was rebranded to become the JIVE Label Group. In mid-2011, Sony announced; the JIVE side split, LA Reid was hired to head Epic Records, restructured to focus on urban music. JIVE Records was moved under RCA Music Group, minus those artists; some of JIVE's urban artists such as Usher moved to RCA, while other JIVE pop artists, including Britney Spears & P!nk, stayed under JIVE as the label moved under the RCA Music Group.

Peter Edge serves as CEO of the company. The company was expected to start releasing all of its recordings under RCA Records. Arista Records, J Records and JIVE Records have been shut down in October 2011 with all of their artists moving to RCA. In August 2011, RCA laid off 20 members of its staff. RCA Records Arista Records LaFace Records J Records JIVE Records Peter Edge: Chairman & CEO Tom Corson: President & COO RCA/JIVE Label Group Epic Records Columbia Records

Qordoba

Qordoba is an artificial intelligence company based in San Francisco, California that provides Software as a Service technology. The organization invented a content intelligence platform, used to score written text and suggest changes. Qordoba was incorporated in the U. S. in 2015 by co-founders May Habib and Waseem AlShikh. Qordoba is a held company, supported by investment from Aspect Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, Broadway Angels, Michael Stoppelman; the Qordoba software uses application strings management technology to extract and re-insert text into code or design files. In 2016, Qordoba released SmartSuggest, which uses machine learning, natural language processing, natural language generation technology to score text and suggest alternative word choice, it provides spell check, grammar check, plagiarism detection, language localization functionality. In 2017, Qordoba released Style Guides, to score written text against a user’s unique style guide settings. In 2018, Qordoba released their Content AI, to conduct emotional analysis of written content and suggest voice and tone updates.

In September 2018, Qordoba was named one of Forbes’ Cloud 100 Rising Stars. Application strings manager Artificial intelligence Machine learning Natural language processing Natural language generation Official website