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Blessed Sacrament

The Blessed Sacrament Most Blessed Sacrament, is a devotional name used in the Latin Church of the Catholic Church, as well as in Anglicanism, Lutheranism and the Old Catholic Church, as well as in some of the Eastern Catholic Churches, to refer to the body and blood of Christ in the form of consecrated sacramental bread and wine at a celebration of the Eucharist. In the Byzantine Rite, the terms Holy Gifts and Divine Mysteries are used to refer to the consecrated elements. Christians in these traditions believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharistic elements of the bread and wine and some of them, practice Eucharistic reservation and adoration; this belief is based on interpretations of both sacred tradition. The Catholic understanding has been defined by numerous ecumenical councils, including the Fourth Lateran Council and the Council of Trent, quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church; the largest Portuguese feast in the world is held in New Bedford, Massachusetts in honor of the Blessed Sacrament attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.

The Blessed Sacrament may be received by Catholics who have undergone First Holy Communion as part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist during Mass. Catholics believe that the soul of the person receiving the Eucharist must be in a "state of grace" at the time of reception; the Blessed Sacrament can be exposed on an altar in a monstrance. Rites involving the exposure of the Blessed Sacrament include eucharistic adoration. According to Catholic theology, the host, after the Rite of Consecration, is no longer bread, but Body, Blood and Divinity of Christ, transubstantiated in it. Catholics believe that Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God prefigured in the Old Testament Passover. Unless the flesh of that Passover sacrificial lamb was consumed, the members of the household would not be saved from death; as the Passover was the Old Covenant, so the Eucharist became the New Covenant. and Reception of the Blessed Sacrament in the Anglican Communion and other Anglican jurisdictions varies by province. Confirmation was required as a precondition to reception, but many provinces now allow all the baptised to partake as long as they are in good standing with the Church and have received First Communion.

Devotions to the Blessed Sacrament vary. Individuals will genuflect or bow in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, which may be reserved in a tabernacle or aumbry on, behind, or near the altar, its presence is indicated by a lamp suspended over or placed near the tabernacle or aumbry. Except among Anglo-Catholics, the use of a monstrance is rare; this is in keeping with the Article XXV of the Thirty-Nine Articles that "the Sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed upon, or to be carried about, but that we should duly use Them." Nonetheless, many parishes do have services of devotions to the Blessed Sacrament, in which a ciborium is removed from the tabernacle or aumbry and hymns, prayers and sentences of devotion are sung or read. In some parishes, when the Blessed Sacrament is moved from the tabernacle, sanctus bells are rung and all who are present kneel. In most Lutheran churches, a person must have had catechetical training prior to a First Communion to receive the Eucharist. More liberal churches allow all who are baptized to receive it.

Similar to the Anglican teaching, Lutherans are taught to genuflect or bow in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, located on an altar. In the Lutheran churches that still celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, like the Catholic Church, a monstrance is used to display the Blessed Sacrament during the Benediction; the Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Church specifies, on days during which Holy Communion is celebrated, that "Upon entering the church let the communicants bow in prayer and in the spirit of prayer and meditation approach the Blessed Sacrament."With respect to Methodist Eucharistic theology, the Catechism for the use of the people called Methodists states that, " Jesus Christ is present with his worshipping people and gives himself to them as their Lord and Saviour". Methodist theology of this sacrament is reflected in a Eucharistic hymn written by one of the fathers of the movement, Charles Wesley: We need not now go up to Heaven, To bring the long sought Saviour down.

Methodists practice an Open Table, in which all baptised Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion. "Code of Canon Law ". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 1983. Newadvent.org, "The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament". Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia Savior.org - Live Video Stream of the Blessed Sacrament Paragraph 1376 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church EWTN - The Holy Eucharist - Easy yet comprehensive website with Catholic Teaching on the Eucharist PortugueseFeast.com New Bedford's Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Melkite Greek Catholic Rite of Benediction

Muslim National Associations

The Muslim National Associations was a Zionist-inspired and funded organization founded in Mandatory Palestine in the 1920s. It had branch offices in a number of Palestinian towns, was led by the mayor of Haifa, Hassan Bey Shukri and Sheikh Musa Hadeib, head of the farmers’ party of Mount Hebron. According to the Israeli historian Benny Morris, the organization was Zionist-supported and formed as a counterweight to the nationalistic and anti-Zionist Muslim-Christian associations, formed in opposition to the Balfour Declaration and the creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine; the organisation consisted of Arabs who were employed by the Palestine Zionist Executive and was organised by Chaim Margalioth Kalvarisky who headed its Arab Department. According to Huneidi, Kalvarisky had sought elements among the Arab political elite who opposed the Arab Executive Committee based on running personal and family feuds. Hassan Bey Shukri was the mayor of Haifa and became the president of the Muslim National Associations.

Musa Hadeib, from the village of Dawaymeh near Hebron, was head of the Mount Hebron farmers' party

Henry M. Hyams

Henry M. Hyams was an American lawyer and Democratic politician, he served as the 7th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1862 to 1864 under Governor Thomas Overton Moore during the American Civil War, when Louisiana joined the Confederate States of America. He was an advocate of slavery in the United States. Henry M. Hyams was born on March 1806 in Charleston, South Carolina, his cousin was Judah P. Benjamin. Hyams worked for the Canal Bank in Louisiana, he was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1830, he joined the law firm Dunbar and Elgee in Alexandria, becoming one of the first Jews living in Alexandria. He operated a plantation. Hyams moved to Louisiana in 1853, where he practised the law, he served as a clerk of the District Court of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He was elected to the Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat in 1855, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1862 to 1864. Hyams supported slavery. Indeed, as early as the 1830s, he joined a vigilante group to defend the institution of slavery.

Hyams was an observant Jew. He had thirteen children, his son, Henry M. Hyams, Jr. practiced law in New Orleans. Hyams died on June 1875 in New Orleans, Louisiana, his funeral was held by Rabbi James Koppel Gutheim, he was buried in Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans. His obituary in The Times-Picayune described him as "a standard-bearer of the ancient regime."

The Pride Center at Equality Park

The Pride Center at Equality Park and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale "provides information and events that affect South Florida's LGBT community." Established in 1993, the center is headquartered within "30,000 square feet of meeting and office space for individuals and services, as well as synergy among organizations" to "celebrate and empower the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida."Pride Center Florida reports hosting "more than 60 regular meeting groups each month" serving "more than 25,000 adults and youth" annually with a focus on "HIV testing, education and risk reduction services to prevent the spread of HIV infection and to enhance HIV/AIDS awareness."In 2015, Pride Center Florida generated more than $2 million in annual revenues from grants and government contracts of $1.2 million and $527,000 in annual members' dues and contributions. Net assets exceeded $6.2 million, including equipment valued at more than $5.3 million. Programs are supported by a diverse group of local and national sponsors, such as Wells Fargo, Jet Blue, Whole Foods, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Ketel One, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, AHF AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

SAGE, "the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults," is one of the center's most popular programs, including "398 active members" with "175 LGBT seniors attending weekly get-togethers." In August 2016, SAGE estimated there are "43,000 LGBT older adults in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties."The agency organizes an annual Tropical Plant Fair each spring, including several dozen vendor booths. The Pride Center grew out of the initial vision of founder Alan Schubert, one of the earliest public leaders of Fort Lauderdale's gay and lesbian community. Schubert died of cancer on June 1, 2016, he was 70 years old. Schubert's legacy includes the Pride Center where the main building bears his name and a long history of financial support and bringing community resources together on behalf of causes that included "the Broward Gay and Lesbian Youth Group, the Child Care Connection, the Jewish AIDS Network, Broward Public Library, Human Rights Campaign, Center One and Tuesday's Angels."Upon his death, The Pride Center said: Alan Schubert's "impact on this community and beyond is immeasurable.

In 1993, Schubert--philanthropist and gay pioneer--conceived the idea for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida. Alan determined that a safe community center in Fort Lauderdale could assist existing and new groups serving the LGBTQ communities." In August 2016, a partnership between the Pride Center and Carrfour Supportive Housing secured financing to develop and operate South Florida's first supportive housing community that will serve gay, lesbian and transgender seniors. Carrfour's competitive application for tax credits won funding from Florida Housing Finance Corporation for "housing credit and gap financing for affordable housing developments for persons with a disabling condition," providing the financing needed to begin construction of The Residences at Equality Park as an initial 48-unit apartment complex on the Pride Center's campus at North Dixie Highway and Northeast 20th Drive in Wilton Manors, Florida; the effort to create affordable, supportive housing in Wilton Manors began in 2012 when City Commissioner Tom Green proposed development of affordable housing for the community's LGBT seniors.

Three years the proposal won unanimous support from the City Commission to create "12,346 square feet of retail space and 130 affordable housing units" within The Pride Center's five-acre campus. Pride Center formally partnered with Carrfour to pursue funding and operate the housing complex. Since 2010, Pride Center Florida has published a quarterly newsletter, known as the Pride Center Voice; the newsletter is distributed in print and electronically. The organization maintains an active social media presence, including on Facebook and YouTube. Pride Center official website Pride Center Facebook page Pride Center Twitter Pride Center YouTube Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Biomedical tissue

See also: Biomedical material and Biologic meshBiomedical tissue is biological tissue used for organ transplantation and medical research cancer research. When it is used for research it is a biological specimen; such tissues and organs may be referred to as implant tissue, xenograft, skin graft tissue, human transplant tissue, or implant bone. Tissue is stored in tissue establishments or tissue banks under cryogenic conditions. Fluids such as blood, blood products and urine are stored in fluid banks under similar conditions; the collection, storage and transplantation of human tissue involves significant ethical and safety issues, is regulated. Each country sets its own framework for ensuring the safety of human tissue products; the regulation of human transplantation in the United Kingdom is set out in the Human Tissue Act 2004 and managed by the Human Tissue Authority. Tissue banks in the US are monitored by the Drug Administration; the Code of Federal Regulations sets out the following topics: Donor Screening and Testing: the determination of donor suitability for human tissue intended for transplantation.

Procedures and Records: the written procedures and records that must be kept Inspection of Tissue Establishments: the importation of tissues from abroad and the retention and destruction of human tissue. Biomedical Tissue Services, Inc. is at the heart of an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration. The UK Human Tissue Act 2004 Specimen Central biorepository list A worldwide listing of active biobanks and biorepositories

Benny Gaughran (footballer, born 1915)

Bernard Michael "Benny" Gaughran was an Irish soccer player during the 1930s. Gaughran won the League of Ireland title with Bohemians in 1935–36, his Bohemian teammates included Harry Cannon, Plev Ellis, Fred Horlacher and Billy Jordan in the side and Benny was top scorer that season with 15 goals in 21 league games. In his 39 appearances that season in all competitions, he netted 32 times. In 1936, Gaughran was part of the team who broke a record by winning the fifth league title of the free State League Championship by defeating Cork 4–1, Gaughran scored the third and fourth goals of the game. Gaughran went on to play professionally for Celtic, Sunderland and Dundalk; when Gaughran was young, he played Gaelic football for St. Laurence O'Tooles and subsequently took up rugby with O'Connell Schools, where he had great possibilities as a full back. Gaughran's main sport was rugby until 18 years of age when he played his first game of Association Football. While with O'Connell Schools he played for Leinster against Connacht in a schools' junior interprovincial.

He joined Clontarf, where he played a few games for them. Charlie Harris, the Bohemians' trainer succeeded in inducing him to take up Association Football. Gaughran believed that his rugby training gave him a good grounding for soccer and that "f one could kick an oval ball there should be no great difficulty in learning how to control a round one." After a few games with Bohemians' Leinster League team he made his debut for their Free State team against Waterford at Kilcohan Park and soon attracted the attention of a number of cross-channel clubs. Arsenal were keen to sign him towards the close of the 1935–36 season and sent their chief scout to sign him but they were unsuccessful. Bohemians was not his first soccer club, as he played 6 matches for a junior team in the Phoenix Park, scoring 36 goals for them. At the start of the 1936–37 season, there was interest in Gaughran from several UK football clubs, including Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United. Scouts from Manchester United came over to vet Gaughran, were satisfied and made arrangements to sign him, with Louis Rocca, United's Chief Scout, travelling over to Bray in November 1936 to complete the deal.

Rocca was disappointed to arrive to Dublin to discover that Glasgow Celtic's representative, Johnny Paton, had stepped in and topped United's offer and brought Benny Gaughran to Glasgow after tentative terms were agreed on. In fact, Celtic were watching Gaughran's progress for 13 months and when news began to filter through of other clubs' interest, Celtic acted promptly, he joined Celtic in November 1936 as a centre-forward at 20 years of age. In June 1937, he moved to England to join Southampton, where he stayed for five months before joining Sunderland in November. After six months he moved on to join Rochdale and returned to Ireland in 1939 to join Dundalk. At Southampton, Gaughran had seven league appearances and four goals, giving him an average strike rate of one goal every 1.75 games When he started his football career, he was a salesman. On in life, in the 1960s and 1970s, he worked as a beekeeper. Bernard Gaughran was married with two boys and a girl - Benny, Ken & Laraine, his father, was a well known hurler for Meath.

His brother Charlie played Gaelic football for Dublin and his brother John had a Gaelic football and soccer career. His son called Benny Gaughran, was a Gaelic footballer and won an All-Ireland Club medal with UCD, three Dublin Championship club medals, an inter-county National League medal, an inter-Provincial Railway Cup medal and a Sigerson’s medal. Bohemians League of Ireland champions: 1935–36 Sunderland profile