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Apollos was a 1st-century Alexandrian Jewish Christian mentioned several times in the New Testament. A contemporary and colleague of Paul the Apostle, he played an important role in the early development of the churches of Ephesus and Corinth. Apollos is first mentioned as a Christian preacher who had come to Ephesus, where he is described as "being fervent in spirit: he spoke and taught the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John". Priscilla and Aquila, a Jewish Christian couple who had come to Ephesus with the Apostle Paul, instructed Apollos: "When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more adequately."The differences between the two understandings related to the Christian baptism, since Apollos "knew only the baptism of John". During Apollos' absence, the writer of the Acts of the Apostles recounts an encounter between Paul and some disciples at Ephesus: And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?"

And they said, "No, we have not heard that there is a Holy Spirit." And he said, "Into what were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one, to come after him, that is, Jesus." 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. Before Paul's arrival, Apollos had moved from Ephesus to Achaia and was living in Corinth, the provincial capital of Achaia. Acts reports that Apollos arrived in Achaia with a letter of recommendation from the Ephesian Christians and "greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians mentions Apollos as an important figure at Corinth. Paul describes Apollos' role at Corinth: I planted, Apollos watered.

Paul's Epistle refers to a schism between four parties in the Corinthian church, of which two attached themselves to Paul and Apollos using their names. It is possible, that, as Msgr. Ronald Knox suggests, the parties were two, one claiming to follow Paul, the other claiming to follow Apollos. "It is probable that the adherents of St. Paul alleged in defence of his orthodoxy the fact that he was in full agreement with, in some sense commissioned by, the Apostolic College. Hence'I am for Cephas'. What reply was the faction of Apollos to make? It devised an expedient, imitated by sectaries more than once in times. Paul states. Apollos was a devout Jew born in Alexandria. Pope Benedict XVI says that the name "Apollos" was short for Apollonius or Apollodorus. Apollos' origin in Alexandria has led to speculations that he would have preached in the allegorical style of Philo. Theologian Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, for example, commented: "It is difficult to imagine that an Alexandrian Jew... could have escaped the influence of Philo, the great intellectual leader... since the latter seems to have been concerned with education and preaching."

Pope Benedict suggest there were those in Corinth "...fascinated by his way of speaking...."There is no indication that Apollos favored or approved an overestimation of his person. Paul urged him to go to Corinth at the time, but Apollos refused, stating that he would come when he had an opportunity. Apollos is mentioned one more time in the New Testament. In the Epistle to Titus, the recipient is exhorted to "speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way". Jerome states that Apollos was so dissatisfied with the division at Corinth that he retired to Crete with Zenas. Less probable traditions assign to him the bishopric of Duras, or of Iconium in Phrygia, or of Caesarea. Martin Luther and some modern scholars have proposed Apollos as the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, rather than Paul or Barnabas. Both Apollos and Barnabas were Jewish Christians with sufficient intellectual authority; the Pulpit Commentary treats Apollos' authorship of Hebrews as "generally believed". Other than this, there are no known surviving texts attributed to Apollos.

Apollos is regarded as a saint by several Christian churches, including the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, which hold a commemoration for him, together with saints Aquila and Priscilla, on 13 February. Articles in Encyclopaedia Biblica Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopadie The Jewish Encyclopedia James Hastings, Dictionary of the Bible Karl Heinrich von Weizsäcker, Das apostolische Zeitalter A. C. McGiffert, History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age. Initial text from Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religion

Magic of Stella

Magic of Stella is a Japanese 4-panel manga series by cloba. U, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since the October 2012 issue, it has been collected in six tankōbon volumes as of January 2018. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired in Japan between October and December 2016. Upon enrolling in high school, Tamaki Honda joins a club for making dōjin games known as the SNS Club (short for "Some dead fish eyes Not enough sun Shuttle run Club". Joined by programmer Shiina, writer Ayame, composer Kayo, Tamaki begins working as an illustrator for the club's next game. Tamaki Honda Voiced by: Maria Naganawa The main heroine, who becomes the illustrator of the SNS Club; as a fan of hard-boiled shōnen manga, her art-style tends to have a focus on gruff-looking men. She is fond of her father. Shiina Murakami Voiced by: Rie Murakawa The president of the SNS Club, she is soft-spoken and pessimistic. Ayame Seki Voiced by: Ari Ozawa The scenario writer of the SNS Club.

She has a history of writing adult stories under the pen name "Iris" that she is somewhat embarrassed about. Kayo Fujikawa Voiced by: Aoi Yūki The composer of the SNS Club, she works part-time as a waitress at a family restaurant. Yumine Fuda Voiced by: Ryōko Maekawa Tamaki's best friend, a member of the school's Illustration Club, she is a fujoshi. Minaha Iino Voiced by: Ayaka Imamura, Sayaka Kaneko A member of the Illustration Club who starts to help out with the SNS Club's games as a second artist, she admires Iris, but is not convinced that Ayame is her. Natsu Iino Voiced by: Yō Taichi Tamaki's classmate and Minaha's older sister. Haruma Seki Voiced by: Akira Sekine Ayame's younger brother. Teru Hyakutake Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki Former illustrator and previous president of the SNS Club, in college. Marika Shimizu Voiced by: Shino Shimoji Tamaki's classmate, half-caucasian. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link aired in Japan between October 3, 2016 and December 19, 2016 and was simulcast by Daisuki and Anime Network.

The opening theme is "God Save The Girls" by Shino Shimoji, while the ending theme is "Yonaka Jikaru" by Maria Naganawa and Ryōko Maekawa. The anime was released across four 3 episode DVD volumes. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime in North America. Anime News Network had two editors review the first episode of the anime: Theron Martin praised director Shin'ya Kawatsura and Silver Link for crafting an adaptation that's simplistically charming with characters that carry surprising depth and gorgeous aesthetics. Nick Creamer, while mixed on the animation quality being "mostly just functional," gave credit to the main cast for feeling grounded while still carrying distinct quirks and was optimistic of the series' progression into the daily activities of the game creation club, concluding that its "unlikely to do much for those who aren't fans of slice of life, but stands as a charming and solidly written example of its genre. It's not a top tier show, but it's a solid effort." Fellow ANN editor Amy McNulty reviewed the complete anime series in 2017.

Despite the cast not getting equal development, overused jokes and a lack of insight into the club's creation of the games, McNulty commended the chemistry between them and the light-heartedness of both the comedy and animation, calling it "a show that works both as a binge and an occasional watch to cheer you up on days when you just need something light and cheery." Official website Anime official website Magic of Stella at Anime News Network's encyclopedia


CLEAPSS is an advisory service providing support in science and technology for a consortium of local authorities and their schools including establishments for pupils with special needs. Independent schools, post-16 colleges, teacher training establishments, curriculum developers and others can apply for associate membership. CLEAPSS offers help from nursery education through to A-level studies or equivalent. CLEAPSS first started in 1963 as CLEAPSE. In 1988 the name was changed to CLEAPSS to reflect a change of emphasis from equipment to a range of services. Since Local Education Authorities became Local Authorities and CLEAPSS' services expanded to include D&T, so CLEAPSS was registered as a Trade Mark. CLEAPSS is now a name and not an acronym. CLEAPSS is based at the Brunel University Science Park in Uxbridge. CLEAPSS serves: teachers, science advisers/inspectors/consultants, teacher trainers and safety advisers, other local authority officers, school governors. CLEAPSS covers: health and safety including model risk assessments, living organisms, sources of resources, laboratory design and fittings, technicians and their jobs, D&T facilities and fittings.

CLEAPSS provides support for a consortium of local authorities. It is controlled by its members, which include all LAs throughout the British Isles. CLEAPSS has around 2,000 associate members, i.e.: foundation and voluntary-aided schools, independent schools, incorporated colleges, teacher-training establishments and science learning centres, overseas institutions, field centres, etc, curriculum developers. CLEAPSS provides: termly newsletters for primary and secondary schools, a wide range of free publications, model risk assessments, special risk assessments, low-cost training courses for technicians and local authority officers, a telephone helpline which takes nearly 7,000 calls per year, a monitoring service, e.g. for mercury spills, evaluations of equipment, advice on repairs, a H&S / Review service for publishers, exam. Boards and other organisations producing teaching resources. Education in the UK Science education Official website

Gayesha Perera

Gayesha Perera is a Sri Lankan film and Teledrama actress, model and a TV presenter. She is the title holder of Miss Sri Lanka for Miss International 2006 beauty pageant. Gayesha Perera was born in Sri Lanka, she studied at the Subodha Balika Vidyalaya and Girls High School, Mount Lavinia. At the Girls High School, Mount Lavinia she was served as a school prefect, she is married to Hasanjith Chathuranga KuruppuArachchi, a popular Hip Hop singer & a businessman. In 2006 Gayesha won the Miss Sri Lanka for Miss International 2006 title and she represented the Sri Lanka at Miss International in China and Japan. After 3 years, she qualified to compete at Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 pageant, which held in the Wuhan city of China, there she won the Miss Talent mini title. At the Avirate Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe 2011 competition, Gayesha won the Miss Congeniality title. In 2012 Gayesha represented her country at Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 beauty pageant and there she was eligible d to enter to top 15 list.

She won the pageant's Miss Personality and Best National Costume mini titles. 2010 Gayesha's movie of Flying Fish made a controversial in the country and with the Gayesha Perera's entry into politics, her controversial character in this movie brought critical attention on her. Gayesha Perera appeared in Sirasa Dancing Stars reality show, and participated to Derana Star City season 1 reality show. Gayesha Perera's Biography in Sinhala Cinema Database

Jud McLaughlin

Justin Theodore McLaughlin was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1931 through 1933 for the Boston Red Sox. Listed at 5 ft 11 in, 155 lb. McLaughlin batted and threw left-handed. A native of Brighton, Massachusetts, he attended Boston College. In a three-season career, McLaughlin posted a 10.27 ERA in 16 appearances, including four strikeouts, 17 walks, 42 hits allowed and 23⅔ innings of work, without gaining a decision or save. In 1935, McLaughlin played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod Baseball League. McLaughlin died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at age 52. Boston Red Sox all-time roster Baseball Reference Baseball Almanac Jud McLaughlin biography from Society for American Baseball Research

Guido Hoheisel

Guido Karl Heinrich Hoheisel was a German mathematician and professor of mathematics at the University of Cologne. He did his PhD in 1920 from the University of Berlin under the supervision of Erhard Schmidt. During World War II Hoheisel was required to teach classes at three universities, in Cologne, Münster, his doctoral students include Arnold Schönhage. Hoheisel contributed to the journal Deutsche Mathematik. Hoheisel is known for a result on gaps between prime numbers: He proved that if π denotes the prime-counting function there exists a constant θ < 1 such that π − π ~ xθ/log,as x tends to infinity, implying that if pn denotes the n-th prime number pn+1 − pn < pnθ,for all sufficiently large n. In fact he showed. Gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen 1926.