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Acton

Acton may refer to: Mount Acton Acton, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra Acton, Tasmania, a suburb of Burnie Acton Park, Tasmania, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania known as Acton Acton, Ontario, a community Acton Island, District of Muskoka, Ontario Acton, New Brunswick Acton Regional County Municipality, Quebec Acton, New Zealand, a rural community Acton, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, a hamlet and townland Acton, Cheshire, a village and civil parish Acton, Cheshire Acton, Dorset, a hamlet Acton, London, an area of west London East Acton North Acton, London South Acton, London West Acton Municipal Borough of Acton, a former local government district Acton, Northumberland, a hamlet Acton, Shropshire, a village Acton, Staffordshire, a hamlet Acton, Suffolk, a village and civil parish Acton, Worcestershire Acton, Wrexham, a local government community Acton Acton, Alabama, an unincorporated community Acton, California, an unincorporated census-designated place Acton, Florida, a former town Acton, Georgia, an unincorporated community Acton, Indiana, a community Acton, Kentucky, an unincorporated community Acton, Maine, a town Acton, Massachusetts, a town Acton Township, Meeker County, Minnesota Acton, Minnesota, an unincorporated community Acton, Montana, an unincorporated community Acton, New Jersey, an unincorporated community Acton Township, Walsh County, North Dakota Acton Lake, Ohio Acton, Tennessee, an unincorporated community Acton, Texas, an unincorporated community Acton State Historic Site, Texas Acton School of Business, Texas Acton Technical College, West London, United Kingdom Acton High School, in the Acton area of the London Borough of Ealing, England Acton High School, a former American high school, on the National Register of Historic Places Acton Acton Bell, a pen name of Anne Brontë, English novelist and poet Eugenia de Acton, a pen name of Alethea Lewis, English novelist Acton Adams, British politician Acton Smee Ayrton, British barrister and politician Acton Institute, an American think tank Acton Capital Partners, an international venture capital fund Acton station Baron Acton, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom Acton Football Club, a defunct Australian rules football club Acton, an artwork by James Turrell The Actons, a family in The Europeans, a Henry James novel Acton, a minor character in The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Acton Castle, near Perranuthnoe, Cornwall Acton Green Acton Park Acton Vale Acton Works, a London Underground maintenance facility

Michael Hopfner

Michael Alfred Hopfner was a hotel owner, electrical contractor and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Cut Knife-Lloydminster from 1982 to 1991 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Progressive Conservative, he was born in Humboldt and was educated in Lake Lenore and at the Moose Jaw technical school. He served on the town council for Lashburn serving as mayor. Hopfner served as government whip in the assembly, he was defeated by Violet Stanger when he ran for reelection in 1991. Hopfner was found guilty of fraud in for his actions in the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative scandal of the 1980s and was sentenced to 18 months in jail and ordered to pay $56,000 in restitution. Bergman, Brian. "Saskatchewan Tories in Fraud Scandal". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2012-08-31

Steve Linnane

Steve Linnane is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s, coached in the 2000s. After playing club football in the Winfield Cup for the St. George Dragons and the Newcastle Knights, he moved to England where he became coach of Super League clubs Halifax Blue Sox and the Hull Kingston Rovers; as a young halfback, Linnane was signed to the St. George Dragons in 1985, he was named Dally M Rookie of the year and was the 1985 NSWRL season's top try scorer with 16 tries. Playing in that year's Grand Final, he narrowly missed out on a premiership in his debut season as the Bulldogs beat the Dragons by just one point. In 1987 Linnane was suspended for 20 weeks by the NSWRL judiciary for eye gouging Penrith Panthers's Greg Alexander, he stayed with the St. George Dragons until 1990 when he was sacked as a disciplinary action moved to the Newcastle Knights for the 1991 NSWRL season. During the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia Linnane was selected to play for the Country New South Wales team against the tourists.

Linnane was player-coach with Kurri Kurri from 1992 to 1996 before retiring as player in 1996. He was assistant coach at the Newcastle Knights to Mal Reilly and Warren Ryan from 1997 to 1999, became head coach at English club the Rochdale Hornets in December 1999, he quit in June 2000 to join the Super League club, Halifax Blue Sox as assistant coach to Gary Mercer. Following Mercer's resignation in 2001 he was in temporary charge but was appointed head coach of Halifax Blue Sox on a two-year contract, he was sacked in August 2002, the morning after a 64–0 loss to St. Helens which came after nine losses from ten games which put the club at risk of relegation. Linnane became the Hull Kingston Rovers club's first overseas coach. Under him, the club came within eighty minutes of their first grand final appearance in 2002, after a successful end to the season. In 2004 he resigned. Steve Linnane at nrlstats.com Steve Linnane stats at rugbyleagueproject.com Dragons Players at showroom.com.au

Adiaphora

Adiaphoron. In Cynicism "adiaphora" represents indifference to the vicissitudes of life. In Pyrrhonism, "adiaphora" indicates things. Unlike in Stoicism, the term has no specific connection to morality. In Stoicism "adiaphora" indicates actions that morality neither forbids. In the context of Stoicism "adiaphora" is translated as "indifferents". In Christianity, "adiaphora" are matters not regarded as essential to faith, but as permissible for Christians or allowed in church. What is considered adiaphora depends on the specific theology in view; the Cynics cultivate adiaphora, by which they meant indifference to the vicissitudes of life, through ascetic practices which help one become free from influences – such as wealth and power – that have no value in nature. Examples include Diogenes' practice of walking barefoot in winter. Aristotle uses "adiaphora" to mean "undifferentiated by a logical differentia." Pyrrho claimed that all pragmata are adiaphora, astathmēta, anepikrita. Therefore, neither our senses nor our beliefs and theories are able to identify falsehood.

Philologist Christopher Beckwith has demonstrated that Pyrrho's use of adiaphora reflects his effort to translate the Buddhist three marks of existence into Greek, that adiaphora reflects Pyrrho's understanding of the Buddhist concept of anatta. The Stoics distinguish all the objects of human pursuit into three classes: good and adiaphora. Virtue, justice and the like, are denominated good. Besides these there are many other objects of pursuit such as wealth, etc. of themselves neither good nor bad. These are thought therefore in ethics to occupy neutral territory, are denominated "adiaphora"; this distinction amounts to an exclusion of the adiaphora from the field of morals. The issue of what constituted adiaphora became a major dispute during the Protestant Reformation. In 1548, two years after the death of Martin Luther, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V tried to unite Catholics and Protestants in his realm with a law called the Augsburg Interim; this law was rejected by Philipp Melanchthon, because it did not ensure justification by faith as a fundamental doctrine.

He was persuaded to accept a compromise known as the Leipzig Interim, deciding that doctrinal differences not related to justification by faith were adiaphora or matters not essential for salvation. Melanchthon's compromise was vehemently opposed by Matthias Flacius and his followers in Magdeburg, who went to the opposite extreme by claiming that adiaphora cease to be adiaphora in a case of scandal and confession. By 1576 both extremes were rejected by the majority of Lutherans led by Martin Chemnitz and the formulators of the Formula of Concord. In 1577, the Formula of Concord was crafted to settle the question of the nature of genuine adiaphora, which it defined as church rites that are "...neither commanded nor forbidden in the Word of God." However, the Concord added believers should not yield in matters of adiaphora when these are being forced upon them by the "enemies of God's Word". The Lutheran Augsburg Confession states that the true unity of the Church it is enough to agree concerning the doctrine of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments.

Nor is it necessary that human traditions, that is, rites or ceremonies, instituted by men, should be everywhere alike. The Westminster Confession of Faith, a confession of faith written by the Puritans, which after the English Civil War was rejected by the Anglicans, distinguishes between elements or acts of worship and the circumstances of worship; the elements of worship must be limited to what has positive warrant in Scripture, a doctrine known as the regulative principle of worship. In this framework, the elements of worship have included praise, prayer and teaching from the Bible, the taking of vows, the two sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, while the circumstances of worship have included the building and its necessary furniture and the time of day for worship; the circumstances of worship are considered adiaphora, although they must be done for edification and to promote peace and order. According to the Westminster Confession 20.2, the conscience is left free in general belief and behavior within the realm of whatever is not "contrary to the Word."

However concerning worship and religious faith, the conscience is free from whatever is "besides" Scripture. Presbyterians who have subscribed to the Westminster Confession, for instance, sometimes considered the questions of musical instruments and of the singing of hymns not drawn directly from the Bible as related to the elements of worship, not optional circumstances, for this reason they rejected musical instruments and hymns because they believed they were neither commanded by scripture nor deduced by good and necessary consequence from it. Adherence to such a position is rare among modern Presbyterians, however; the Puritan position on worship is thus in line with the common saying regarding adiaphora: "In necessary things, unity. Latitudinarianism was a pejorative term app

Scarlet Blade (video game)

This article is about a Korean video game, not to be confused with a Japanese franchise Queen's Blade. Scarlet Blade and Queen's Blade is a sci-fi/fantasy adult massively multiplayer online role-playing game by Korean developer Liveplex, released in Asia in 2012, it was localized to English by Aeria Games and released to the West in March 2013. The game closed in March 2016 due to technical reasons. Siliconera first-covered the game in December 2011, they expected the first closed-beta test to occur in Q1 2012. Game has female only playable characters of six classes. First and sole male only playable class was added. Lee, Chi. "Queens Blade MMORPG Has Sexy Women, No Apostrophe, Few Scruples". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Aeria highlights Scarlet Blade's skimpy armor". Engadget. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2017-06-29. Ashcraft, Brian. "South Korea's "Too Sexy" MMO Is Heading Westward". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Scarlet Blade Preview". GameRevolution. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Scarlet Blade Event Impression".

News Bulletin. Www.rpgamer.com. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Scarlet Blade might be the most shameless F2P game yet". Destructoid. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Rise and Shiny: Peeking into the half-naked world of Scarlet Blade". Engadget. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Second Wind Roundtable: NSFW edition". Engadget. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Aeria Games On Anime MMO Aura Kingdom And Bringing Scarlet Blade Overseas". Siliconera. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-29. "Scarlet Blade - Schluss mit Brüsten – Das freizügige MMO steht vor dem Aus". GameStar. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-29. Cobbett, Richard. "The RPG Scrollbars: Farewell And Begone, Scarlet Blade". Rock, Shotgun. Retrieved 2017-06-29

Marie-Josée Kravis

Marie-Josée Kravis is a Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. Marie-Josée Drouin was born in Ottawa, Canada, of French and English parentage, she earned an MA in economics from the University of Ottawa. She serves on the international advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on the boards of Publicis S. A. and LVMH. Since 1989 she has attended all conferences of the Bilderberg Group except the one in 1997 and serves on its steering committee. From 1971 to 1984 she was a consultant to the Hudson Institute of New York and executive director of the Hudson Institute of Canada, she has served on the boards of the Ford Motor Company, the Standard Life Insurance Co.. Hasbro Inc. Hollinger International, Vivendi Universal and IAC/InterActiveCorp, she was a board member at Conrad Black's Hollinger International until late 2003. Black was charged with fraud and obstruction of justice. Kravis was called as a witness at Black's trial in 2007 and testified that she had been unaware of the corporate malfeasance during her tenure.

Additionally, she served as vice-chair of Canada's Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation and co-chaired a national commission on prosperity and competitiveness. She served on the binational dispute settlement panel established under the NAFTA agreement, she has been a regular columnist for La Presse, the Montreal Gazette and the Financial Post of Canada, she has contributed to the Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. She hosted a weekly television show on the public television network TV Ontario, she is the author with B. Bruce-Briggs of Canada Has a Future and with Maurice Ernst and Jimmy Wheeler of Western Europe: Adjusting to Structural Change. Together with her husband, she is ranked the 25th highest donating individual according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, she and her husband have been major contributors to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, where they established a composer-in-residence program and the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, awarded in 2012 to French composer Henri Dutilleux.

They have supported Carnegie Hall and The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. They have supported scientific research at the Environmental Defense Fund with a gift of $5 million in 2015, she chairs the selection committee of The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, awarded for innovations in non-profit work. At the Mount Sinai Medical Center, she serves as a major patron and with her husband has given close to $30 million for heart research. At the Museum of Modern Art, where she was appointed as president in July 2005, Kravis and her husband have donated more than $100 million. At the Sloan Kettering Institute and her husband established a chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis in 2006. In 2013 with a gift of $100 million they established a Center for Molecular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera, the Tate Museum and Somerset House, London. She is president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, she serves as vice-chair of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute.

She is vice chair of The Economic Club of NY. She sits on the board of the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a board member of the Qatar Museums Authority and a member of the International Council of the Prado Museum. In 1994, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2006, she received the Légion d'honneur award. In the 1970s she was linked to a minister in the government of Pierre Trudeau, she married Montreal Symphony conductor Charles Dutoit in 1982. In 1994, she became the third wife of billionaire financier Henry Kravis; the Kravises have homes in New York City. Their principal residence is a Park Avenue triplex