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Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region

The Arab Socialist Ba'ath PartySyria Region the Syrian Regional Branch, is a neo-Ba'athist organisation founded on 7 April 1947 by Michel Aflaq, Salah al-Din al-Bitar and followers of Zaki al-Arsuzi. It was first the regional branch of the original Ba'ath Party before it changed its allegiance to the Syrian-dominated Ba'ath movement following the 1966 split within the original Ba'ath Party; the party has ruled Syria continuously since the 1963 Syrian coup d'état which brought the Ba'athists to power. The Ba'ath Party, indirectly the Syrian Regional Branch, was established on 7 April 1947 by Michel Aflaq, Salah al-Din al-Bitar and Zaki al-Arsuzi. According to the congress, the party was "nationalist, populist and revolutionary" and believed in the "unity and freedom of the Arab nation within its homeland." The party opposed the theory of class conflict, but supported the nationalisation of major industries, the unionisation of workers, land reform, supported private inheritance and private property rights to some degree.

The party merged with the Arab Socialist Party, led by Akram al-Hawrani, to establish the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in Lebanon following Adib Shishakli's rise to power. Most ASP members did not adhere to the merger and remained, according to George Alan, "passionately loyal to Hawrani's person." The merger was weak, a lot of the ASP's original infrastructure remained intact. In 1955, the party decided what they perceived as his pan-Arabic policies. Syrian politics took a dramatic turn in 1954 when the military government of Adib al-Shishakli was overthrown and the democratic system restored; the Ba'ath, now a large and popular organisation, won 22 out of 142 parliamentary seats in the Syrian election that year, becoming the second-largest party in parliament. The Ba'ath Party was supported by the intelligentsia because of their pro-Egyptian and anti-imperialist stance and their support for social reform; the assassination of Ba'athist colonel Adnan al-Malki by a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in April 1955 allowed the Ba'ath Party and its allies to launch a crackdown, thus eliminating one rival.

In 1957, the Ba'ath Party partnered with the Syrian Communist Party to weaken the power of Syria's conservative parties. By the end of that year, the SCP weakened the Ba'ath Party to such an extent that in December the Ba'ath Party drafted a bill calling for a union with Egypt, a move, popular; the union between Egypt and Syria went ahead and the United Arab Republic was created, the Ba'ath Party was banned in the UAR because of Nasser's hostility to parties other than his own. The Ba'ath leadership dissolved the party in 1958, gambling that the legalisation against certain parties would hurt the SCP more than it would the Ba'ath. A military coup in Damascus in 1961 brought the UAR to an end. Sixteen prominent politicians, including al-Hawrani and Salah al-Din al-Bitar – who retracted his signature, signed a statement supporting the coup; the Ba'athists won several seats during the 1961 parliamentary election. The military group preparing for the overthrow of the Separatist Regime in February 1963 was composed of independent Nasserite and other unionist, including Ba'thi officers.

The re-emergence of the Ba'tha's a majority political force aided in the coup. Ziyad al-Hariri controlled the sizable forces stationed at the Israeli Front, not far from Damascus, Muhammad as-Sufi commanded the key brigade stationes in Homs, Ghassan Haddad, one of Hariri's independent partners, commanded the Desert Forces. Early in March it was decided, but on March fifth several of the officers wanted to delay the coup in hope of staging a bloodless coup. It was presumed that the Nasserite were preparing a coup of their own which canceled the delay; the coup began at night and by the morning of March eighth it was evident that a new political era had begun in Syria. The secession from the UAR was a time of crisis for the party. In 1962, Aflaq convened a congress; the division in the original Ba'ath Party between the National Command led by Michel Aflaq and the “regionalists” in the Syrian Regional Branch stemmed from the break-up of the UAR. Aflaq had sought to control the regionalist elements – an incoherent grouping led by Fa'iz al-Jasim, Yusuf Zuayyin, Munir al-Abdallah and Ibrahim Makhus.

Aflaq retained the support of the majority of the non-Syrian National Command members. Following the success of the February 1963 coup d'état in Iraq, led by the Ba'ath Party's Iraqi Regional Branch, the Military Committee hastily convened to plan a coup against Nazim al-Kudsi's presidency; the coup – dubbed the 8th of March Revolution – was successful and a Ba'athist government was installed in Syria. The plotters' first order was to establish the National Council of the Revolutionary Command, which consisted of Ba'athists and Nasserists, was controlled by military personnel rather than civilians. However, in its first years in power, the Syrian Regional Branch experienced an internal power struggle between traditional Ba'athists, radical socialists and the members of the Military Committee; the first period of Ba'ath rule was put to an end with the 1966 Syrian coup d'état, which overthrew the traditional Ba'athists led by Aflaq and Bitar and brought Salah Jadid, the head

Gary B.B. Coleman

Gary B. B. Coleman was an American soul blues guitarist, singer and record producer. A local musician turned blues promoter and session musician, Coleman recorded his debut album in 1986, re-released by Ichiban Records, he issued several other albums and produced most of Ichiban's blues catalogue until his death, in 1994. On many occasions, Coleman undertook multi-instrumentalist duties in the recording studio, he acknowledged both B. B. King, with his "B. B." moniker, a fellow Texan, Freddie King. Coleman was born in Texas, he was working alongside Freddie King by the age of 15. He supported Lightnin' Hopkins in concert and went on to form his own group. At this time he started booking acts into nightclubs across three states, Texas and Colorado; this dual lifestyle in the Southwest continued for nearly twenty years. In 1985, he created his own independent record label, Mr. B's Records, issued a single, "One Eyed Woman", his debut album, Nothin' but the Blues, the following year; the album proved to be popular.

Ichiban Records signed Coleman to a recording contract and duly re-released Nothin' but the Blues on its label in 1987. If You Can Beat Me Rockin' followed, in the same year Coleman's duties with Ichiban expanded to include record production for other acts and acting as an A&R scout, he released six more albums up to 1992 and was responsible for production duties on albums by Blues Boy Willie, Chick Willis, Little Johnny Taylor, Buster Benton. He continued to write material for others and sometimes played guitar and keyboards on their records, his own albums featured songs he wrote, such as "I Fell in Love on a One Night Stand" and "If You Can Beat Me Rockin'". Coleman continued to combine various roles until his early death, in 1994. Nothin' but the Blues, Ichiban If You Can Beat Me Rockin'... Ichiban One Night Stand, Ichiban Dancin' My Blues Away, Ichiban Romance Without Finance Is a Nuisance, Ichiban The Best of Gary B. B. Coleman, Ichiban Too Much Weekend, Ichiban Cocaine Annie, Icehouse Records List of soul-blues musicians Biography and discography.

Marblehead Harbor

Marblehead Harbor is a harbor located in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 17 miles northeast of Boston. It is considered the birthplace of the Continental Navy, forerunner of the United States Navy, of United States Marine Corps Aviation. Marblehead Harbor is located to the east of the town's center. To the south is an isthmus that connects the town to Marblehead Neck, located on the eastern side of the harbor; the harbor is home to many yachts and a fishing community, which has increased over the years. There are 2,000 moorings and the harbor contains 14.2 miles of tidal coastline. For a number of years, the Burgess Company was located along the shores of the harbor. Fort Sewall is located along the northwestern edge of the harbor. Marblehead Harbor has a distinguished military history as well, it was the home port of the schooner Hannah, the first armed vessel of the Continental Navy, her original owner and master and most of her crew were from Marblehead. A diary entry by a local sailmaker records her sailing on her first military expedition during the American Revolution, under the command of John Glover.

The ship was equipped with cannon and with provisions including the indigenous "Joe Frogger" molasses/sea water cookie. The nautical backgrounds of the crew were instrumental in helping the colonists during various sea campaigns during the course of the war. On August 20th 1912, Alfred Austell Cunningham became the first Marine aviator, taking off from Marblehead Harbor in a Burgess Model H seaplane given to him by the Burgess Company, his flight began the era of United States Marine Corps Aviation. In 1915, United States Naval Training Station for Aviation, Marblehead was opened, operating until 1917; the station was the first air station in the state, trained units from all over the region. In July 1997, the USS Constitution was moored overnight in Marblehead Harbor

General Wolfe Elementary School (Vancouver)

General Wolfe Elementary is a public elementary school in Vancouver, British Columbia part of School District 39 Vancouver. General Wolfe Elementary was built in 1910. One of Wolfe's claims to fame is the boy in "Wait for Daddy" photograph; this photo is internationally recognized, the boy went to school at Wolfe. In 1912, two additional wings were added due to expanding population. In 1920 two wooden temporary buildings were built; these two buildings are still the gym today. General Wolfe used to have three portables which were used as classrooms, but when attendance dropped some in 2007, they were all taken away. General Wolfe Elementary was named after General James Wolfe. Traditionally, the school holds an annual "Walk-A-Thon", in which students walk or jog laps around the school to receive prizes, to raise funds. In the 2005-2006 school year, this was canceled for an unknown reason. General Wolfe sells magazines for fundraising at the beginning of each year; the Student Council and the PAC come up with more fundraisers each year, what to buy with the money produced.

PAWS is the schools code of conduct. P - Polite A - Accountable W - Welcoming S - Safe General Wolfe has 8 sports programs available, a Junior and Senior Volleyball team, a Junior and Senior Basketball team, Floor Hockey and Ultimate Frisbee. General Wolfe supports a chess club and Senior choirs, Pop Music Club, a drama club for the younger students. Http://

Bairagi Caste

Bairagi belongs to a high caste in Hindus and are known by names like Vaishnav Brahmins, Swamiji or Swami, Bawa and Pujari at different places in India. Bairagi people of Bakkarwala and other parts of country use Swami as their title. Gorar, Jawara, Makrauli Kalan, Digh are some villages of Haryana where they are found, they are landlords as well as devotees of god. Their origin started at Bhakti Kaal nearly 1350 to 1550 AD. Before Bhakti Movement in India they belonged to different castes, it is a separate caste now. They marry among themselves, they follow one of four orders: the Visishtadvaita belief system of Ramanuja. According to these philosophies, people are divided into four main sampradaya: Shri Sampradaya Nimbarka Sampradaya Rudra Sampradaya Brahma Sampradaya. Bairagi community people work in agriculture or as landlords, they are called Swamiji, Maalgujaar, Nambardar, etc. Most members of the Bairagi community perform priesthood practices in temples; these people are known as: Vaishnava Brahmin Swami Mahant Pujari The name Bairagi is derived from the Sanskrit word vairagya, which means, "one, free from worldly affairs".

A Bairagi is one whose principal deity is Vishnu or either of his great incarnations: Rama or Krishna. The caste spread throughout India, but they are more concentrated in the northwestern states of the country. Bairagis can be identified by their necklaces of their tilak; the Bairagi are vegetarian but avoid masur dal and garlic. There are 52 dwaras of Vaishnavas, they follow the dual gotra system: Vaishnava Acharya gotra and Rishi gotra, i.e. Kiladevacharya and Kaushik gotra are gotras of the same clan. There are some non-Brahmin Bairagis who joined the community during the Bhakti movement. Chhuikhadan State – Founded by Mahant Rup Das Nandgaon State – Founded by Mahant Ghasi Das There are three prominent Bairagi akharas: Digambar Akhara Nirmohi Akhara Mahanirvani Akhara Vedas Vaishnava Upanishads Bhagavad Gita Agamas Bhagavata Purana Mahabharata Ramayana Tulsidas Surdas Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu हितहरिवंश propounder of Radha-vallabha Sampradaya Gusainji son of Vallabhacharya.

Parmanand Nityananda Swami Haridas Propounder of Sakhi Sampradaya of कृष्णदास पयहारी Hari ram vyas - Radha-vallabha Sampradaya हरिव्यासदेव माधवदास जगन्नाथी श्रीभट्ट नागरीदास विट्ठलविपुल देव बिहारिनदेव सरसदास गोविंदस्वामी छीतस्वामी नंददास सेवक गदाधर भट्ट रूप गोस्वामी सनातन गोस्वामी जीव गोस्वामी Raja Mahant Digvijay Das Veer Banda Bairagi Nityanand Swami – the first chief minister of Uttarakhand I. D. Swami Balkavi Bairagi Balkavi Bairagi Vaishnavi Mahant Sitara DeviKathak dancer Vaishnavism

Matthew Galkin

Matthew Galkin is an American film director and producer, best known for his work in documentaries. He is the founder and CEO of Fairhaven, a New York-based production company founded in 2018. In June 2019, Galkin and Fairhaven entered an overall deal with Industrial Media. Galkin is the executive producer and director of Murder In The Bayou, a 2019 Showtime documentary series based on the New York Times best-seller book written by Ethan Brown about the Jeff Davis 8. In 2018, he executive produced Cultureshock, a limited documentary series about moments that shocked popular culture for A&E, he directed the 2010 HBO documentary Kevorkian, about the controversial right-to-die advocate Jack Kevorkian and his ill-fated 2008 run for Congress. Galkin directed and produced the award-winning HBO documentary I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA, directed and co-produced the 2006 documentary loudQUIETloud: a film about the Pixies. Galkin served as co-executive producer and director of the Style Network/E!

Series Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, a reality show about Kimora Lee Simmons. He produced HBO's series Family Bonds and served as Co-Producer on John Landis's Slasher for IFC. Galkin and Fairhaven are producing a documentary series for CNBC, in partnership with Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. New York Times profile of Galkin and his brothers Jonathan and Andrew HBO interview with Galkin about Kevorkian Interview with Galkin about loudQUIETloud I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA at the IMDB