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Berenice IV of Egypt

Berenice IV Epiphaneia was a Greek Princess and Queen of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Berenice was the daughter of Ptolemy XII Auletes and Cleopatra V Tryphaena, she was sister of the famous Pharaoh Cleopatra, Arsinoe IV, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator and Ptolemy XIV. In 58 BC, Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII fled to Rome in search of political and military aid against Berenice's elder sister Cleopatra VI Tryphaena, who had become far too powerful. After Tryphaena's death in 57 BC poisoned on behalf of Berenice, she at age 20 became the sole ruler of Egypt due to her father's absence, with him and Cleopatra absent she had no worry about being overthrown or overpowered and executed; as a lone woman ruling Egypt, she was expected to have a man as a co-regent. When she did not, her consuls forced her to marry prince Seleucus VII Philometor, but she had him strangled and remained as sole ruler; the public feared. It is believed she cared far too much for fashion and luxuries, leading to rising expenses, she married Archelaus, but he was not coregent.

Archelaus had been appointed to the priesthood at Comana at Cappadocia by Pompey, claimed to be a son of King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Strabo instead says his father was Archelaus, a general of Mithridates VI in the First Mithridatic War who defected to the Romans; the reign of Berenice ended in 55 BC when her father retook the throne with the aid of the Romans led by Aulus Gabinius, had Berenice beheaded. Archelaus, who according to Strabo had had a friendly relationship with Gabinius, died in battle against the forces of Gabinius. List of Syrian monarchs Timeline of Syrian history Dio Cassius 39.12 - 39.14, 39.55 - 39.58

North District Hospital

North District Hospital or NDH is an acute general hospital serving the population of the New Territories East Cluster. It has now 600 in-patient beds, 24-hour Accident & Emergency service, specialist out-patient and community facilities. NDH is the first hospital planned and built by the Hospital Authority. After five years' construction, the hospital commenced service in February 1998; the location was known as the Dodwell's Ridge Camp of the Royal Hong Kong Police Cadet School. The decision to build the North District Hospital was the result of a 1992 Hospital Authority review of the provision of hospital beds across the territory, based on figures collected in the 1991 census; the government entrusted the Hospital Authority with the design and construction of the new hospital. It was procured through a design–build contract with builder Hsin Chong; the hospital first opened on 27 February 1998. The 24-hour accident and emergency department was commissioned in August 1998. An official inauguration ceremony was held by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on 14 November 1998.

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Horacio de la Costa

Horacio de la Costa was the first Filipino Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, a recognized authority in Philippine and Asian culture and history. A brilliant writer and historian, Horacio de la Costa was born in Maúban, Quezon on May 9, 1916 to Judge Sixto de la Costa and Emiliana Villamayor. Ordained a Jesuit priest at the age of 30, he became, at age 55, the first Filipino provincial superior of this religious order, the Society of Jesus. De la Costa first attended the public elementary school in Batangas before moving on to the Ateneo de Manila, where he distinguished himself for academic excellence and student leadership as a writer and as editor of the Guidon, the campus newspaper. After earning there his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in 1935, he entered the Society of Jesus at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches, where he completed his Master's degree. Afterward, he went back to the Ateneo to teach history for two years. During this time, he worked as a writer and radio talent for the Chesteron Evidence Guild, more the "Common Weal Hour", for which he created the character of Teban, the calesa driver, at the height of the controversy over the 1940 divorce bill.

The program evolved into "Kuwentong Kutsero", consisting of satirical tales dealing with life in Manila. During the war, the Japanese imprisoned him for two months in Fort Santiago for his role in the resistance movement, he helped Rev. Fr. John F. Hurley, the Jesuits' superior, in taking clothes and medicines to American and Filipino soldiers who had evaded capture by the Japanese or escaped from Japanese prison camps. For this, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by the United States government in 1946. Early in 1946, he left for the United States to pursue further studies in theology at Woodstock College, where he was ordained a priest on March 24, 1946 by American Bishop John F. McNamara, he received his doctorate degree in history at Harvard University in 1951. Back in the Philippines, he served anew with the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila in 1953 becoming its first Filipino college dean while teaching history at the same time. In 1958, he was made a consultant of the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus and, in 1959, assumed the editorship of its scholarly publication, Philippine Studies.

Fr. de la Costa received a Smith-Mundt-Fuldright scholarship in 1960. In 1962, he became a research associate of the London School of African Studies. During this period, he received honorary doctorates from the University of Santo Tomás, Tokyo's Sophia University, Dumaguete's Silliman University. On December 8, 1964, he assumed office as provincial superior of the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus, his election ended the long line of Spanish and American Jesuits who were elected to the said post in the Philippines. De la Costa was the author of a number of books on Philippine culture and history, which revealed his nationalistic bent, among which are: The Jesuits in the Philippines, 1581–1768 The Trial of Dr. Rizal, an edited translation of W. E. Retana’s transcription of the official Spanish documents Recent Oriental History Readings in Philippines History The Background of Nationalism, Other Essays Asia and the PhilippinesHe contributed numerous articles on these subjects to various local and foreign scholarly publications, such as Philippine Social Sciences and Humanities Review, Bulletin of the Philippine Historical Association, Hispanic American Historical Review, Science Review, Theological Studies, Philippine Studies.

The Catholic Encyclopedia carries his article on the Philippines. In 1965, he was presented the Republic Heritage Award by the Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal for his historical writings. In 1971 he became General Assistant to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Pedro Arrupe, in Rome. Fr. de le Costa was one of the founding members of the Philippine Academy of Science and Humanities, as well as the International Association of Historians of Asia. He was a member of the National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippine Bibliographical Society, Philippine Historical Association and the National Historical Society of the National Historical Commission. A few years before his death, De la Costa attended the General Congregation of Jesuits from all over the world in Rome. In need of a composition on "The Jesuits Today", the delegates entrusted him the preparation, he worked on it by himself for three days. When he was finished, he read his draft, his composition was accepted as he had written it.

De la Costa died of cancer on March 20, 1977 at the age of 60. He was buried in the Jesuit Novitiate Compound in Quezon City. For his achievements in the Jesuit Philippine Province and the Jesuit congregation in general, the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University was inaugurated while the Horacio de la Costa Hall in the same university was named, both in his honor. A street in Salcedo Village in Makati's central business district, where the Ateneo de Manila's Salcedo Campus is located has been named in his honor as well. Tribute Accomplishments at the Wayback Machine Nationalism in Spanish Angon, Chenlee I. "Horacio de la Costa: Eminent Writer and historian". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Angon, Chenlee I. "Horacio de la Costa: Eminent Writer and historian". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retr