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Book of Haggai

The Book of Haggai known as the Book of Aggeus, is a book of the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, has its place as the third-to-last of the Minor Prophets. It is a short book; the historical setting dates around 520 BCE. The Book of Haggai is named after the prophet Haggai. There is no biographical information given about the prophet in the Book of Haggai. Haggai's name is derived from the Hebrew verbal root hgg, which means "to make a pilgrimage." W. Sibley Towner suggests that Haggai's name might come "from his single-minded effort to bring about the reconstruction of that destination of ancient Judean pilgrims, the Temple in Jerusalem." The Book of Haggai was written in 520 BCE, some 18 years after Cyrus had conquered Babylon and issued a decree in 538 BCE, allowing the captive Jews to return to Judea. Cyrus saw the restoration of the temple as necessary for the restoration of the religious practices, a sense of peoplehood, after a long exile. Haggai's message is filled with an urgency for the people to proceed with the rebuilding of the second Jerusalem temple.

Haggai attributes a recent drought to the people's refusal to rebuild the temple, which he sees as key to Jerusalem’s glory. The book ends with the prediction of the downfall of kingdoms, with one Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, as the Lord’s chosen leader; the language here is not as finely wrought as in some other books of the minor prophets, yet the intent seems straightforward. The first chapter contains its effects; the second chapter contains: The second prophecy, delivered a month after the first The third prophecy, delivered two months and three days after the second. Haggai reports that three weeks after his first prophecy, the rebuilding of the Temple began on September 7 521 BCE. "They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God, on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the King. and the Book of Ezra indicates that it was finished on February 25 516 BCE "The Temple was completed on the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius."

Divine Announcement: The Command to Rebuild the Temple Introduction: Reluctant Rebuilders Consider your ways: fruitless prosperity Promise and Progress Divine Announcement: The Coming Glory of the Temple God will fulfill his promise Future Splendor of the temple Divine Announcement: Blessings for a Defiled People Former Misery Future Blessing Divine Announcement: Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet Jewish translations: Chaggai – Haggai translation with Rashi's commentary at Christian translations: Online Bible at Haggai public domain audiobook at LibriVox Various versions

The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy

"The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy" is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, features the young gentleman Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves; the story was published in The Strand Magazine in the United Kingdom in April 1926, in Liberty in the United States that same month. The story was included as the second story in the 1930 collection Very Good, Jeeves. In the story, Bertie tries to help his friend, Oliver "Sippy" Sipperley, an editor of a light society magazine, intimidated by his old school head master into publishing boring essays. Sippy is in love with the poet Gwendolen Moon but is afraid to confess his feelings. Bertie bought a large china vase with various animals on it for his flat. Jeeves disapproves of it. Bertie goes to see his friend Oliver "Sippy" Sipperley at the office of The Mayfair Gazette, where Sippy is now the editor. Sippy is afraid to confess his love to the poet Gwendolen Moon, he believes he is spiritually inferior to her because, one year prior, he spent thirty days in jail for punching a policeman on Boat Race night.

An authoritative man arrives, he tells Sippy that he has brought another article for Sippy's paper. Sippy meekly obeys him; the man leaves, Sippy, tells Bertie that the man is Waterbury, head master of Sippy's old school. Sippy was intimidated by Waterbury as a child, so he is still too afraid of him to reject his articles though they are dull and not appropriate for Sippy's light society paper. Bertie tells Jeeves that Sippy feels subordinate to Waterbury. Jeeves will try to think of a way to help Sippy. However, Bertie comes up with a solution of his own: he will prepare a bag of flour over the door to Sippy's office to fall on Waterbury; the image of Waterbury covered in flour will embolden Sippy to stand up to him and confess his feelings to Gwendolen. Jeeves suggests that it would be better for Sippy to first win Gwendolen's affection by faking an injury and calling out for her proposing to her. If she agrees, Sippy will have the courage to be firm with Waterbury. Bertie tells Jeeves to buy a pound and a half of flour.

Bertie sets up the flour over the public door to Sippy's office. However, Waterbury boldly enters through Sippy's private office. Sippy arrives, singing about love, turns away Waterbury. Defeated, Waterbury leaves. Sippy tells Bertie he is engaged to Gwendolen, he rushes off to see her. Bertie meets Jeeves in the street. Jeeves explains he had telephoned Sippy to come to Bertie's flat, had called Gwendolen, telling her that Sippy had an accident, she came to see Sippy. As she was in love with him, both shortly confessed and became engaged. To make the story of an accident credible, Jeeves had knocked out Sippy with a golf club; when Sippy came to, Jeeves told him. Therefore, Jeeves had to smash the vase; this upsets Bertie, but before he can say anything, Jeeves points out that Bertie is missing his hat. Having left it in Sippy's office, Bertie goes to fetch it, he forgets to use the private door, gets covered with flour. He decides not to help any more friends with inferiority complexes; the story was illustrated by Wallace Morgan in Liberty.

The story was adapted for an episode of The World of Wooster. The episode, titled "Jeeves and the Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", was the sixth episode of the first series, it was broadcast in the UK on 4 July 1965. This story was not adapted into any Jeeves and Wooster episode. Notes SourcesCawthorne, Nigel. A Brief Guide to Wooster. London: Constable & Robinson. ISBN 978-1-78033-824-8. McIlvaine, Eileen. P. G. Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist. New York: James H. Heineman Inc. ISBN 978-0-87008-125-5. Wodehouse, P. G.. Good, Jeeves. London: Arrow Books. ISBN 978-0099513728. Russian Wodehouse Society: Information about Very Good and the stories which it contains

Tekovská Breznica

Tekovská Breznica is a municipality in the Žarnovica District, Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia. The village is about 15 km south of Žarnovica, it was first mentioned in 1276 when the Benedictine Abbey of Hronský Beňadik protested against the Archbishopric of Esztergom occupying the property of the Abbey in the Breznica border. The castle was built by the archbishop of Esztergom in the late 13th century. Matthew III Csák took it by digging a tunnel under the castle walls. After the death of Matthew Csák in 1321, it was again the property of the archbishop, it was recruited in the 15th century. After the unsuccessful conspiracy of the archbishop János Vitéz against King Matthias Corvinus in 1472 it was taken by the king. In 1564 the village belonged to the Revište dominium owned by the Dóczy family. In 1568 it was devastated by the Ottoman troops. Aga Mustafa, the Ottoman governor of Esztergom, devastated again the village in 1647, when a lot of inhabitants was slaughtered, others were dragged by Ottomans.

In 1720, 44 taxpayers lived in the settlement. In 1768 there were 11 cotter huts and 2 noble mansions in Tekovská Breznica. In 1766 the Banská Bystrica Bishopric was the landowner in the village. In 1828 there were 788 inhabitants. In 1910 there were 1177 Slovak inhabitants; until the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, the village belonged to the Aranyosmarót district of Bars county of the Kingdom of Hungary. Scarce ruins of castle Breznica on the top of the 445 m high hill by the village Virgin Mary Roman Catholic church built in 1734, transformed into Baroque style in 1777, recruited and improved in 1913 Castle Breznica in English Info site

2014 University of Minnesota rape case

The 2014 University of Minnesota rape case was publicized by the American media as it highlighted the inadequacies of police responses to victims of sexual assault. The victim in the case, 19 year-old Abby Honold, afterwards sought to establish federal funding for appropriate training of officials and first responders. A bill known as the Abby Honold Bill was first introduced to Congress by Senator Amy Klobuchar in 2017, it has not yet been enacted. The case was a mediatized case involving Daniel "Dan" York Drill-Mellum, a student at the University of Minnesota and fraternity member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Drill-Mellum violently raped 19-year-old Abby Honold twice at his apartment in November 2014 after luring her from a Minnesota Golden Gophers tailgate, he left claw marks on her body, bit chunks of her breasts, shoved his fist so far into her mouth that he tore open part of her tongue during the attack. After escaping, Honold went to a hospital where a nurse described the injuries as some of the worst she'd seen.

Drill-Mellum was arrested shortly after Honold reported his assault on her, but was released after his fraternity brothers secretly recorded a five-minute phone call with Honold. During the call, she stated twice that Drill-Mellum had detailed her injuries, but when Drill-Mellum's roommate asked her, "did you guys have consensual sex?”, he mumbled the words to make it sound like "actual sex." Honold responded "yes" and police dropped the charges. On December 24, 2015, Drill-Mellum was arrested again when Kevin Randolph, a veteran of the University of Minnesota's police department, reviewed the recording and re-opened the case. Drill-Mellum was tried for the rape of Honold and another victim he raped on Halloween 2014; the case attracted ongoing coverage in the media after Honold came forward and talked about how authorities did not press charges. On August 31, 2016, Drill-Mellum was sentenced to 74 months in prison following his guilty plea on two counts of rape. In November 2016, an episode of the Dr. Phil Show about the case was aired.

And in April 2017, Investigation Discovery paired with deadline host Tamron Hill to air an episode about the case. After the trial concluded, Honold contacted the office of Senator Al Franken to set up a meeting about a bill that would help law enforcement improve the reporting process for future victims; the bill seeks to establish federal funding for the purpose of training officers and first responders on the most effective techniques to use when interviewing sexual assault victims. Educating law enforcement officials and investigators on proper techniques is a key component of the legislation, tentatively named the Abby Honold Bill. In November 2017, after Franken was accused of sexual misconduct, Honold sought a new sponsor for the bill. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's office promptly picked it up, is working with Honold moving forward

ITRON project

The ITRON project is the first of several sub-architectures of the TRON project. Undertaken in 1984, ITRON is a Japanese open standard for a real-time operating system initiated under guidance of Ken Sakamura; this project aims to standardize the RTOS and related specifications for embedded systems small-scale embedded systems. The ITRON RTOS is targeted for consumer electronic devices, such as fax machines. Various vendors sell their own implementations of the RTOS. ITRON, µITRON are the name of RTOS specifications coming out of ITRON projects.'µ' means that the particular specification is meant for the smaller 8-bit or 16-bit CPU targets. Specifications are available for free. Commercial implementations are available, offered under many different licenses. On 10 November 2017, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has acquired ownership of the 16- and 32- bit uITRON from TRON Forum. A few sample sources exist, there are many commercial source offerings, too. Examples of open source RTOSes incorporating an API based on µITRON specification are eCos and RTEMS.

ITRON specification is meant for hard real-time embedded RTOS. It is popular in the embedded market, as there are many applications for it, i.e. devices with the OS embedded inside. For example, there is an ACM Queue interview with Jim Ready, founder of MontaVista, "Interview with Jim Reddy", April 2003, ACM Queue, he says in the interview, "The single, most successful RTOS in Japan is µITRON. This is an indigenous open specification led by Dr. Ken Sakamura of the University of Tokyo, it is an industry standard there." Many Japanese digital cameras, for example, have use ITRON specification OS. Toyota automobile has used ITRON specification OS for engine control. Supported CPUs are numerous. ARM, MIPS, x86, FR-V and many others including CPUs supported by open source RTOS eCos and RTEMS, both of which include the support for µITRON compatible APIs. ITRON's popularity comes from many factors, but one factor is the notion of "loose standardization": the API specification is at the source level, does not specify binary API compatibility.

This makes it possible for implementers to make use of features of the particular CPU model to which the implementation is targeted. The developer has the freedom of choosing to pass the parameters using a consolidated packet, or separate parameters to API; such freedom is important to make the best use of 16-bit CPUs. This makes keeping the binary compatibility among different implementations impossible; this led to the development of T-Kernel in the 2000s in order to promote binary compatibility for middleware distribution. ITRON specification promotion was done by the various companies which sell the commercial implementations. There was an NPO TRON Association that promoted the specification by publishing it as well as other TRON specification OSes, but since the first quarter of 2010, it has become part of T-Engine Forum, another non-profit organization that promotes other operating system such as the next generation RTOS, T-Kernel. T-Kernel is the name of the specification and at the same time refers to the single implementation based on the authorized source code available from T-Engine Forum for free under T-License.

So T-Kernel doesn't suffer from the binary API compatibility. JTRON is a sub-project of ITRON to allow it to use the Java platform. Expeed – Nikon BionzSony CxProcess – Konica Minolta Softune – Fujitsu Tron Home page T-Engine Home page The Most Popular Operating System in the World Dr. Ken Sakamura home page ITRON project archive Fair on TRON technology showcase that takes place yearly

Kočevski Rog

Kočevski Rog or Kočevje Rog or Rog is a karstified plateau in the Kočevje Highlands above the Črmošnjice Valley in southeastern Slovenia. The plateau is part of the traditional Lower Carniola region of Slovenia and of the Dinaric Alps; the highest area is the central part, with the 1099-metre-high peak of Veliki Rog. The plateau is densely forested; the only ski slope in Lower Carniola, Rog-Črmošnjice lies in the vicinity of Rog. This area, known in German as Gottschee, was settled in the late 14th century by the Carinthian Counts of Ortenburg with colonists from the Ortenburg estates in Carinthia and Tyrol, by other settlers who came from Austrian and German Dioceses of Salzburg and Freising; the settlers cleared the vacant and forested land, established towns and rural villages. The area of Carniola, to become Gottschee had been a strategic part of the Holy Roman Empire since the year 800; as a result, there were a number of important fortifications in and around Gottschee, which received its municipal charter and city seal in 1471.

The Gottschee ethnic and linguistic area consisted of more than 180 villages organized into 31 townships and parishes. Gottscheer began to emigrate from their homeland with most going to the United States. With the end of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1918, Gottschee became a part of the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Thus, the Gottscheer went from being part of the ruling ethnicity of Austria-Hungary to an ethnic minority in a large Slavic state. While some Gottscheer community leaders had embraced Nazism and agitated for "assistance" and "repatriation" to the Reich before the Wehrmacht invasion in 1941, most Gottscheer had no interest in reuniting with Greater Germany or joining the Nazis, they had been integrated into society with their Slovenian neighbors intermarrying among Slovenians and becoming bilingual while maintaining their Germanic language and customs since their arrival in the region in the late 14th century. However and Nazi ideology prevailed, following an agreement between Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, the VoMi began planning the Gottschee "resettlement" from the Italian occupation zone to the Rann Triangle, a region in Lower Styria between the confluences of the Krka and Sava rivers.

To achieve that goal, accommodation had to be made for the Gottschee "settlers" and some 46,000 Slovenians in the Rann Triangle region were forcibly deported to eastern Germany for potential Germanisation or forced labor beginning in November 1941. Shortly before that time, a transparent propaganda effort was aimed toward both the Gottscheer and the Slovenians, promising the latter equivalent farmland in Germany for the land relinquished in Lower Styria; the Gottscheer were given Reich passports and transportation to the Rann area just after the forced departure of the Slovenians. Most of the Gottschee fled due to coercion and threats since the VoMi had a deadline of 31 December 1941 for the mass movement of both groups. Though many Gottscheer did receive farmland and households, these were of lesser quality than their own, many were in disarray from the hasty forced expulsion of the Slovenians. From the time of their arrival to the end of the war, Gottschee farmers were harassed and sometimes killed by Tito's Partisans.

The attempt to resettle the Gottscheer was a costly failure for the Nazi regime, since extra manpower was required to protect the farmers from the partisans. In 1945 the Gottscheer fled to Austria and Germany. Most Gottschee were as much victims as the Slovenians deported to the Reich, though the former were not used for forced labor as the latter were; the deported Slovenians were taken to several camps in Saxony and elsewhere in Germany where they were forced to work on German farms or in factories run by German industries from 1941-45. The forced laborers were not always kept in formal concentration camps, but just vacant buildings where they slept until the next day's labor took them outside these quarters. Toward the close of the war, these camps were liberated by American and Soviet troops, the repatriated Slovenian refugees returned to Yugoslavia to find their homes in shambles. Since the Rog area has been uninhabited. Yugoslavia was invaded by the Wehrmacht on 6 April 1941, groups of Partisans began to gather in Kočevski Rog as early as August 1941.

From May 1942 on, large areas of liberated territory were established in the Lower Carniola, the Inner Carniola and the White Carniola, with Kočevski Rog as the centre of resistance to the occupation and home to the leadership of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People. Following an Italian offensive in the summer of 1942, the leaders fled to forested hills above Polhov Gradec, where they decided that Rog would be the location of Partisan hospitals, schools printing houses and stores; the leadership returned to Rog on 17 April 1943, setting up a major facility with associated barracks called Baza 20, still preserved and today is a tourist attraction. It became the headquarters of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People, the headquarters of the High Command of Slovene Partisan troops and of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Slovenia. Kočevski Rog was a location where thousands of people, such as the Slovene Home Guard and their families, were executed by special units of the Yugoslav Army in late May 1945.

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