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Biblica International Bible Society, was founded in 1809 and is the worldwide copyright holder of the New International Version of the Bible, licensing commercial rights to Zondervan in the United States and to Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom. Biblica is a member of the Forum of Bible Agencies International and Every Tribe Every Nation. Biblica was founded December 4, 1809, in New York City as the New York Bible Society by a small group including Henry Rutgers, William Colgate, Theodorus Van Wyke and Thomas Eddy. Biblica experienced its first merger in 1819 when it merged with the New York Auxiliary Bible Society. Since it has undergone the following changes: NYBS formed Young Men's NYBS in 1823. NYBS broke up into Ward Associations in 1827. Ward Associations reformed into New York City Bible Society in 1828. NYCBS merged back into the Young Men's NYBS in 1832. Marine Bible Society merged with YMNYBS in 1840. All became known as NYBS. Name changed to New York Bible Society International in 1971.

Name changed to New York International Bible Society in 1974. Renamed International Bible Society in 1988. Living Bibles International merger occurred in 1992. International Bible Society and Send the Light merged on March 1, 2007, forming a new organization called IBS-STL. Name changed to Biblica in 2009; the organization moved to Colorado Springs from New York in 1988 and moved into its current facility in 1989. Biblica's international ministry began in 1810 with its sponsorship of William Carey’s Bible translation work in India; the worldwide work expanded in 1992 following the merger with Living Bibles International, through which Biblica developed its global translation ministry. The reach of Biblica around the world again expanded through its merger with Send the Light in 2007. Biblica is best known for its New International Version version of the Bible, the best-selling contemporary English translation. Bible society New International Version Zondervan Official website

Dawn-Lyen Gardner

Dawn-Lyen Gardner is an American actress. She is best known for her leading role as Charley Bordelon West in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Queen Sugar. Gardner was born in California. Gardner has a black father and a Chinese mother. After graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 1999, Gardner moved to New York City and attended Juilliard School with actress Rutina Wesley who she would go on to work with in the TV show Queen Sugar. Gardner graduated from Juilliard in 2003, she began acting on television at an early age, appearing in a recurring role on Viper and guest starred on ER. While attending Juilliard, Gardner began acting on stage, appearing in such productions like For Colored Girls, The School of Night, The Seagull, she has appeared in a number of regional productions. She had number of guest-starring roles on television shows such as Crossing Jordan, Bones and Castle. Gardner worked as voice actress playing Steela Gerrera in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In 2016, Gardner is cast as a lead character alongside Rutina Wesley in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar created and produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Dawn-Lyen Gardner on IMDb

Meryl Silverburgh

Meryl Silverburgh is a video game character in the Metal Gear series by Hideo Kojima. She was a character from the 1994 Konami adventure game Policenauts, directed by Hideo Kojima. After her original appearance, she was redesigned and reintroduced in Metal Gear Solid as Solid Snake's partner. Meryl Silverburgh in the Metal Gear series is based on a supporting character of the same name in Hideo Kojima's earlier game, where Meryl was designed by Tomiharu Kinoshita. Kojima liked the character so much that he used her name and other characteristics to the Metal Gear version of Meryl. Meryl's partner in Policenauts, Dave Forrest shares the same given name Solid Snake has, whose true name is Dave. In the final scenes of Metal Gear Solid, Meryl wears an orange goose down vest similar to the one Forrest wears in Policenauts. Character designer Yoji Shinkawa stated that the staff purposely avoided mentioning her directly in the first sequel to Metal Gear Solid so that it could follow either of the two endings from the first game.

Meryl is first introduced as the teenage daughter of Roy Campbell's deceased brother, Matt Campbell, who died during the Gulf War. Born to a house of military traditions, Meryl trained herself throughout her childhood in the'arts' of soldiery, she admired the FOXHOUND unit, viewing the days when her uncle and Solid Snake were members as the unit’s heyday, wears a paint tattoo of the unit's old logo on her left shoulder. She joined the armed forces after graduating high school and received extensive psychotherapy to prevent any attraction to the opposite sex, her weapon of choice is a Desert Eagle pistol. She was recruited by the Next-Generation Special Forces, a U. S. military unit, assigned to Shadow Moses island in 2005 as an emergency replacement when several soldiers were reported missing. Following her arrival on the island, the unit involved with the exercise revolted along with members of FOXHOUND and took over the nuclear disposal site on the island and the Metal Gear REX weapon being developed there.

Meryl refused to join in with the mutiny and was taken prisoner and placed on the same holding cell level with ArmsTech President Kenneth Baker, who gave her the card needed to activate REX. She manages to escape confinement and meets up with Solid Snake, the two begin working together. Meryl manages to stay hidden by disguising herself as one of the Genome Soldiers using the clothes she stole from Johnny Sasaki, the guard, watching her cell; when Psycho Mantis takes control of Meryl's mind, Snake knocks her out before fighting Mantis. Meryl was shot and subsequently captured by FOXHOUND member Sniper Wolf. In an attempt to rescue Meryl and complete his mission, Snake engaged in a sniping duel with Wolf and was lured into an ambush by her where he was captured. Snake is put through a series of torture trials by Revolver Ocelot. If the player completes the torture section, Snake rescues a wounded Meryl in the final section of the game and they escape the facility together before their jeep crashes with Liquid Snake's, allowing them to have their deaths faked by Roy Campbell and Mei Ling.

However, if the player submits to the torture, Snake discovers that Meryl has died during her imprisonment and he leaves her body to be buried by the collapsing structure with the remains of REX. When Snake informs Campbell of Meryl's death, Campbell reveals that Meryl was his biological daughter, conceived from an affair between him and his sister-in-law, this secret was kept from Meryl by her biological parents and they never get the chance to tell her in this alternate ending; the fictional publication In the Darkness of Shadow Moses by Nastasha Romanenko, offered as a bonus feature with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, states that Snake and Meryl escaped together. Meryl returns in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots as the commander of Rat Patrol Team One, a fictional division of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command sent to investigate Liquid Ocelot's private military company activities, she is now aware that Roy Campbell is her true father, but resents him due to his marriage with Rosemary, her own age.

She reconciles with him at the end of the game. At first, Meryl dislikes her subordinate Johnny due to his clumsiness and stomach problems, but forgives him after learning he does not have nanomachines in his body and falls in love with him after he saves her life on their missions and ends up marrying him at the end of the story, she appears in Metal Gear Online as a playable character. Meryl is mentioned by name in Metal Gear: Ghost Babel. According to No. 4 in the Special Stage Select mode, she is said to be a U. S. Army recruit, taken captive in order to coerce Colonel Campbell into leading the Gindra operation. Olga Gurlukovich, a character resembling Meryl, appears in Metal Gear Solid 2 and plays a vital role within the story. Hal Emmerich "Otacon" points her resemblance to Meryl in a radio conversation with Snake, emphasized further in the Japanese version by the fact that they shared the same voice actress. Meryl herself appears in Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance as a supporting character in a'"Snake Tales" mission titled "Confidential Legacy", in which she takes Olga's place as the boss of the Tanker stage.

Her new polygonal model was used in Substance's "Missions"' mode, as well as in "Casting Theat

Evgenia Kosigina

Evgenia Borisovna Kosigina is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. With Nikolai Moroshkin, she won six medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and finished in the top ten at three World Junior Championships. Kosigina took up ice dancing when she was eight, she competed in novice ice dance with Anatoli Kolisgo and skated with Sergei Mozgov, with whom she debuted on the Junior Grand Prix. Her partner left her after the 2009–10 season. Kosigina began skating with Nikolai Moroshkin in June 2010, coached by Alexei Gorshkov in Kosigina's hometown of Odintsovo, near Moscow. During the 2010–11 season, Kosigina/Moroshkin won bronze at their first JGP event, in Courchevel, France. At their second event, in Dresden, they won a gold medal; these medals qualified them for the Junior Grand Prix Final. At the 2011 Russian Junior Championships, Kosigina/Moroshkin won the bronze medal and placed sixth at the 2011 World Junior Championships. Kosigina/Moroshkin competed in the 2011–12 Junior Grand Prix, winning silver in Latvia and bronze in Estonia.

They were not assigned to Junior Worlds. Kosigina/Moroshkin received additional coaching from Igor Shpilband in preparation for the 2012–13 season, they won a pair of silver medals at their events in Lake Placid, New York and Zagreb and finished sixth at the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia. They won silver at the 2013 Russian Junior Championships and finished sixth at the 2013 World Junior Championships. Kosigina/Moroshkin finished fourth at the 2014 Russian Junior Championships. First alternates, they joined the Russian team to the 2014 World Junior Championships after Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin withdrew. CS: Challenger Series.

William Cullen Wilcox

The Reverend William Cullen Wilcox was an American missionary to South Africa. With his wife, Ida Belle Clary Wilcox, he "adopted" John Dube, to be the first President of the African National Congress and the first black founder of a South African school. Ida Wilcox taught Nokutela Mdima, to become Nokutela Dube; the Wilcoxes arranged for black South Africans to own land, as a result they were driven out of South Africa in 1918. The South African government conferred the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo on the Wilcoxes for their work in 2009, they "sacrificed all that they had in solidarity with the South African people." William Cullen Wilcox was born in Ohio, to Jeremiah Cullen and Julia Ann Wilcox. William married Ida Belle Clary Wilcox in Northfield, where she was born, they were to have eight children together. They were sent to South Africa as missionaries by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and they arrived in Inanda, north of Durban, in 1881; this was a substantial mission known as the American Zulu Mission or AZM.

Ida Wilcox taught girls including the future Nokutela Dube and Ida wrote a regular contribution for Rice County Journal in Northfield, Minnesota to publicize their work. William was asked to talk to John Dube about his poor behavior at the Adams School in Amanzimtoti. John was the son of the Reverend James Dube, the Congregational minister at the AZM in Inanda. In 1887, they were returning to the United States, Dube and his mother persuaded the missionary couple to take John Dube to the United States where he could further his education; the Wilcoxes agreed on the condition. In 1888, Wilcox was pastor in Keene Valley Congregational church in New York and he asked Dube to visit him where Wilcox could use Dube's printing skills to create a pamphlet called "Self Support among the Kaffirs" which argued for native South Africans to use self-help to better themselves. Wilcox took the seventeen-year-old Dube with him. Dube gave a number of lectures while Mama Nokutela Dube, sang for those who came. With the Wilcox's help, Dube was able to attend Oberlin College although he had to find time to work.

Dube never graduated. Dube returned to Africa to found what became the Ohlange High School in 1901. In 1909, the Wilcoxes created a company called the Zululand Industrial Improvement Company, owned by 300 black South Africans and themselves; the company led to acquiring land for thousands of black natives in Natal Province, met with disapproval by the local government. The Wilcoxes objected to the Natives Land Act of 1913, which restricted the right of people to buy land based on their race, they organised blacks to oppose this law which not only denied them new land but denied the use of the land to those who owned it or who were renting it. As a result of their opposition, the couple were driven to bankruptcy in 1918 by the administration and white colonial South Africans who were afraid of what might happen if the native population was allowed to own land, they returned to the United States. William and Ida Wilcox died in poverty in California in 1928 and 1940, respectively, they were buried in Glendale.

The Wilcoxes contribution to South Africa's history was recognised when the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited Los Angeles to honour them in 2009. Various politicians and the grandson of the missionary couple, Reverend Jackson Wilcox, attended the ceremony. Mkhize said "William and Ida Belle Wilcox sacrificed all that they had in solidarity with the South African people." Their work was awarded the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo in 2009 - the highest South African honour available to foreigners; the Wilcoxes were honoured in a speech by the South African President Jacob Zuma in 2012

Thomas Holm

Thomas Holm is a Norwegian former professional footballer. A central midfielder, he played for SC Heerenveen, BV Veendam, Vålerenga, Tromsø, Fredrikstad, he is the older half-brother of Vålerenga player Daniel Fredheim Holm. Holm won the Tippeligaen with Vålerenga in 2005 and with Molde in 2011, he was capped four times for Norway. Holm was born in Oslo, grew up in Trosterud, he played for Vålerenga's youth team but transferred to Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen during the summer of 1998. Holm played as a right back and defensive midfielder under head coach Foppe de Haan, in 2000 he signed a four-year contract with the club worth 10 million Norwegian kroner. In the 2001–02 season, Holm was loaned out to BV Veendam, but moved back to Norway and Vålerenga in September 2002. He said that the move, which meant a drop in salary, was due to his belief in Vålerenga's ambitions and their supporters; the head coach of Vålerenga, Kjetil Rekdal had a high view of Holm, said that he was a talented player with a big future, the prefect replacement for himself in the midfield after his own retirement.

Holm won the Norwegian Cup with Vålerenga in 2002. Holm was unable to play during most of the 2003 season due to a calf fracture, but in 2004 he was back and was a contributing factor to Vålerenga's good season when they lost the league championship to Rosenborg on goal difference. In the next season, Vålerenga and Holm won the league, one point ahead of Start. After a less active 2007 season, playing only six league games and fourteen games in total, Holm transferred to Molde. In total he played 145 matches for Vålerenga, scored three goals, he played sixty league-matches during his first three seasons in Molde, in 2009 he won silver in both the league and the cup with Molde. After the 2010 season, Molde tried to sell Holm to other clubs but without any success, Holm played under the leadership of the new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, until he was loaned to Tromsø in August 2011 for the rest of the 2011 season. Thus, Holm was both champion and runner-up of the 2011 Tippeligaen, as Molde won the league while Tromsø finished second.

On 14 January 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Fredrikstad, after leaving Molde on a free transfer, on 14 April he scored his first goal for the club when Fredrikstad lost 2–1 against Rosenborg at home. He retired, he became the assistant manager of Nordstrand IF in 2014. Holm played 38 times for different national youth teams, 32 times for Norway U21. After a good season with Vålerenga in 2004, Holm made his debut for Norway against Australia at Craven Cottage in November 2004, his teammates at the club, Steffen Iversen, Erik Hagen and Ardian Gashi, were a part of that national team squad. In total Holm has earned four caps with the Norwegian national team. Source: Vålerenga Tippeligaen: 2005, runner-up 2004 Norwegian Cup: 2002Molde Tippeligaen: Champion 2011, runner-up 2009 Norwegian Cup: runner-up 2009Tromsø Tippeligaen: runner-up 2011 Player profile on official club website National Caps