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Ahab

Ahab was the seventh king of Israel since Jeroboam I, the son and successor of Omri, the husband of Jezebel of Sidon, according to the Hebrew Scriptures. The Hebrew Bible presents Ahab as a wicked king for condoning Jezebel's influence on religious policies and his principal role behind Naboth's arbitrary execution; the existence of Ahab is supported outside the Bible. Shalmaneser III of Assyria documented in 853 BC that he defeated an alliance of a dozen kings in the Battle of Qarqar, he is mentioned on the inscriptions of the Mesha Stele. Ahab became king of Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa, king of Judah, reigned for twenty-two years, according to 1 Kings. William F. Albright dated his reign to 869–850 BC, while E. R. Thiele offered the dates 874–853 BC. Most Michael D. Coogan has dated Ahab's reign to 871–852 BC. Omri seems to have been a successful military leader. During Ahab's reign, conquered by his father, remained tributary. Ahab was allied by marriage with Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.

Only with Aram Damascus is he believed to have had strained relations. Ahab married the daughter of the King of Tyre. 1 Kings 16–22 tells the story of Ahab and Jezebel, indicates that Jezebel was a dominant influence on Ahab, persuading him to abandon Yahweh and establish the religion of Baal in Israel. Ahab lived in Samaria, the royal capital established by Omri, built a temple and altar to Baal there; these actions were said to have led to severe consequences for Israel, including a drought that lasted for several years and Jezebel's fanatical religious persecution of the prophets of Yahweh, which Ahab condoned. His reputation was so negative that in 1 Kings 16:34, the author attributed to his reign the deaths of Abiram and Segub, the sons of Hiel of Bethel, caused by their father's invocation of Joshua's curse several centuries ago. Ahab was succeeded by Ahaziah and Jehoram, who reigned over Israel until Jehu's revolt of 842 BC; the Battle of Qarqar is mentioned in extra-biblical records, was at Apamea, where Shalmaneser III of Assyria fought a great confederation of princes from Cilicia, Northern Syria, Israel and the tribes of the Syrian desert, including Ahab the Israelite and Hadadezer.

Ahab's contribution was estimated at 10,000 men. In reality, the number of chariots in Ahab's forces was closer to a number in the hundreds. If, the numbers are referring to allies it could include forces from Tyre, Judah and Moab; the Assyrian king claimed a victory, but his immediate return and subsequent expeditions in 849 BC and 846 BC against a similar but unspecified coalition seem to show that he met with no lasting success. According to the Tanakh, Ahab with 7,000 troops had overthrown Ben-hadad and his thirty-two kings, who had come to lay siege to Samaria, in the following year obtained a decisive victory over him at Aphek in the plain of Sharon at Antipatris. A treaty was made whereby Ben-hadad restored the cities which his father had taken from Ahab's father, trading facilities between Damascus and Samaria were granted. Jezreel has been identified as Ahab's fortified cavalry base. In the Biblical text, Ahab has five important encounters with prophets: The first encounter is with Elijah, who predicts a drought because of Ahab's sins.

Because of this, Ahab refers to him as "the troubler of Israel". This encounter ends with Elijah's victory over the prophets of Baal in a contest held for the sake of Ahab and the Israelites, to bring them into repentance.. The second encounter is between Ahab and an unnamed prophet in 1 Kings 20:22; the third is again between Ahab and an unnamed prophet who condemns Ahab for his actions in a battle that had just taken place. The fourth is when Elijah confronts Ahab over his role in the unjust execution of Naboth and usurpation of the latter's ancestral vineyard. Upon the prophet's remonstration, Ahab sincerely repented; the fifth encounter is with Micaiah, the prophet who, when asked for advice to recapturing Ramoth-Gilead, sarcastically assures Ahab that he will be successful. Micaiah tells him the truth of God's plan to kill Ahab in battle, due to his reliance on the false prophets, who were empowered by a deceiving spirit. Three years war broke out east of the Jordan River, Ahab with Jehoshaphat of Judah went to recover Ramoth-Gilead from the Arameans.

During this battle, Ahab disguised himself. The Hebrew Bible says, but the Septuagint adds that pigs licked his blood, symbolically making him unclean to the Israelites, who abstained from pork. Ahab was succeeded by his sons and Jehoram. Jezebel's death, was more dramatic than Ahab's; as recorded in 2 Kings 9:30-34, Jezebel was confronted by Jehu who had her servants throw her out the window, causing her death. 1 Kings 16:29 through 22:40 contains the narrative of Ahab's reign. His reign was m

Grundy's Northern Pride

Grundy's Northern Pride is an ITV Tyne Tees/Granada series about architecture, presented by John Grundy. A follow-up to Grundy's Wonders, the series covers a wider area than that series. Beginning in early 2007, Northern Pride was broadcast on Tuesdays at 7.30pm (the ITV regional timeslot. The "Great Boot of History" and the "Grundy's Wonder" award do not feature in Northern Pride. Episode 1: "Pride in the North" Featuring Astley Hall, Chorley. Episode 2: "Churches and Chapels" Episode 3: "Castles" Featuring Carlisle Castle. Episode 6: "Working Seaside Highlighting "the dangerous sea" from the past. Episode 7: "Countryside" Examining variety in the building of northern farmsteads. Episode 8: "Back Streets" Episode 9: "Capital of the North" Episode 1: "Village Halls" Episode 2: "Railways" Featuring Puffing Billy at Beamish Museum's Pockerley Waggonway. Episode 3: "Anglo Saxons and Vikings" Episode 4: "Waterways" Episode 5: "Stairs" Episode 6: "Colour" Episode 7: "Parks" Episode 8: "Lighting" Episode 9: "Markets" Episode 10: "Iron & Steel" The Northern Echo: "Westward Ho", 2007

K-284 (Kansas highway)

K-284 is a short east–west spur highway in northern Lincoln County, connecting the town of Barnard to K-14 ten miles north of Lincoln. The highway runs for 5.618 miles from K-14 to Barnard, at which point the road continues east as a county-maintained paved road toward Ada and Minneapolis. K-284 is paved with partial design bituminous pavement and has annual average daily traffic values between 70 and 120; the route is not a part of the United States National Highway System. K-284 was first established between 1973 and 1974. K-284 was established between 1973 and 1974; the routing has remained unchanged since. The route begins at a junction with K-14 north of Lincoln. From this junction, K-284 heads due east through farmland towards the city of Barnard. After traveling 5.618 miles, the route reaches the western city limit of Barnard, where the highway terminates. The road continues east-southeast through Barnard as Ballard Avenue. K-284 has a total length of 5.618 miles. The entire route is paved with partial design bituminous pavement.

The highway has annual average daily traffic values of 70 during the first 3.000 miles of the route and 120 during the remaining 2.618 miles. K-284 is not a part of the United States National Highway System; the entire route is in Lincoln County

University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a tertiary university composed of Academic Partners which are the 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education. Its executive office is in the former Royal Northern Infirmary building in Inverness; the University of the Highlands and Islands has a number of undergraduate and research programmes, most of which can be studied at a range of locations across the area. There are 9,525 students who are on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and 33,000 further education students. There are 70 learning centres spread around the Highlands and Islands and Perthshire. While the University of the Highlands and Islands is Scotland's newest university, many of its 13 colleges and research institutions have longer histories, the earliest having been founded in the 19th Century; the UHI network has had a unique structure and the way that it has evolved as a multi-campus institution has been constrained by a legislative framework that deals with further and higher education separately.

Technology has played an important part in connecting the partner institutions. In April 2001, it became known as the UHI Millennium Institute, following the Scottish Parliament awarding Higher Education Institute status. By 2004 full-time deans had been appointed to its three faculties, with experienced figures having been attracted from other academic bodies. University degrees were authenticated by the Open University Validation Service, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Aberdeen until 2008 when the UHI was given taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council under recommendation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. University status was awarded by the Privy Council in February 2011, UHI became the University of the Highlands and Islands. 1992 – UHI Project established 1996 – Millennium Commission funding awarded 1998 – Open University confirms degree validation backing 2001 – Higher education institution status granted 2002 – Research funding awarded 2005 – Application for taught degree awarding powers lodged with the Privy Council 2008 – Granting of Taught degree awarding powers 2010 – Decision made to relocate to a new campus at Beechwood farm 2011 – Awarded university status as the University of the Highlands and Islands 2012 – Princess Royal installed as Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands The Princess Royal was installed as chancellor in June 2012.

Clive Mulholland became principal and vice-chancellor in June 2014, after his appointment to this post was announced in February 2014. Anton Edwards, a marine physicist, took over as rector in June 2014; the university coat of arms has been designed to reflect important aspects of the university. A compass rose with a fleur de lys indicating north denotes the university's location and two open books symbolise learning; the 13 hazel leaves are to represent the university's partners, a tree associated with wisdom in Celtic and Norse tradition. It has an annual income of £48.2 million. In the Faculty of Arts and Business, courses such as honours programmes in Gaelic, Theological Studies, Scottish History, all reflect the distinctive nature of the region, its past and future; the Centre for History is based in Dornoch and teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees via videoconference to students around the UHI network and worldwide. The faculty offers a groundbreaking interdisciplinary course in Scottish Cultural Studies, which received the 2005 Times Higher Education Supplement Award for Most Imaginative Use of Distance Learning.

Other postgraduate masters programmes cover the culture and history of the Highlands and Islands, Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History, Orkney & Shetland Studies, Viking Studies. The business school offers distinctive programmes such as Scotland's only degree in Golf Management; the School of Adventure Studies delivers courses in Adventure Tourism Management, Adventure Performance & Coaching, Adventure Education & Marine Coastal Tourism using Lochaber, the UK's Outdoor Capital as a living research laboratory. From August 2013 UHI have benefited from allocation of student teacher places, allowing postgraduate diploma in education to be offered, the success of this has led to the number of places being increased; the Faculty of Science and Engineering has research in Renewables, Marine Science, Digital Health, Sustainable Rural Development and Environmental Issues. A online honours degree programme is available across the UK from this faculty; the BSc Sustainable Development is an example of a multi-disciplinary programme from this Faculty.

The programme has professional accreditation from the Institute of Economic Development. The Faculty offers postgraduate studies, including an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development; this Masters programme has professional accreditation from the Institute of Economic Development. The Energy and Technology subject area offers a range of academic programs up to, including Masters level, together with various subjects taught at HNC/HND level. UHI has links with the new Centre for Health Sciences located behind Raigmore Hospital; this is being funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Government and Johnson and Johnson. Phase I of this opened in early 2007, phase II and phase III were opened in 2009; the University of Stirling has moved its nursing and midwifery operations from Raigmore Hospital to the CfHS. A BSc Oral He

Renaldas Seibutis

Renaldas Seibutis is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Casademont Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. He represents the senior Lithuanian national team internationally. In the 2010–11 season, Seibutis played for Olin Edirne Basketbol where he has become one of the leaders of Olin, averaging 18.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg and 1.6 spg. On June 12, 2011, Seibutis signed a three-year contract with the Lithuanian team Lietuvos rytas. In July 2014, he signed a contract with Turkish team Darüşşafaka Doğuş. On September 4, 2015, Seibutis signed a one-year contract with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas. On July 21, 2017, Seibutis signed with Neptūnas Klaipėda for the 2017–18 season. On July 17, 2018, Seibutis signed a two-year deal with Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. Seibutis was drafted in the second round with the 50th overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Following the draft selection, he played with the Mavericks' NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 6 points, 1 rebound, 1.6 assists, while shooting over 47% in 13 minutes per game over 5 games.

He played again in 2008. He was dropped from the 2008 roster because of his underperforming. On July 23, 2018, the draft rights to Seibutis, along with Johnathan Motley, was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the draft rights to Maarty Leunen and cash considerations. On August 7, 2018, the draft rights to Seibutis, along with Sam Dekker, were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko. At the 2010 FIBA World Championship Seibutis played for the Lithuanian national basketball team, which won bronze medals, he participated in his first Olympic Games in London 2012. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. Renaldas Seibutis at eurobasket.com Renaldas Seibutis at euroleague.net Renaldas Seibutis at fiba.com

Daniel Pearl Foundation

The Daniel Pearl Foundation is a foundation based in the United States. The foundation was formed by his parents Ruth and Judea Pearl after musician and Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in 2002; the organization's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism and innovative communications. The honorary board of the Daniel Pearl Foundation includes Christiane Amanpour. Daniel Pearl was a violinist in addition to being a journalist. To honor his musical spirit and promote tolerance, Daniel Pearl World Music Days is a network of global concerts celebrated each year from October 1 to 15. According to its website, Daniel Pearl World Music Days uses "the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences"; the first Daniel Pearl World Music Days was held on October 10, 2002, now yearly includes more than 8,900 performances in 119 countries. Among additional initiatives: PEARL World Youth News provides an online journalist certification course for High School students.

Annual Daniel Pearl Journalism and Editorial Fellowships bring foreign journalists and editors to work for six months in a US newsroom. Daniel Pearl Media Internship Program provides media internships to young Israelis and Palestinians who have attended a peace camp; the Daniel Pearl Dialogues for Muslim-Jewish Understanding is a traveling public dialogue in which professors Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed discuss Muslim-Jewish relationships. Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Journalism is an annual award split into two parts, one for American journalists and one for international journalists. Daniel Pearl Foundation Official website Daniel Pearl Music Days