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British and Foreign Bible Society

The British and Foreign Bible Society known in England and Wales as the Bible Society, is a non-denominational Christian Bible society with charity status whose purpose is to make the Bible available throughout the world. The Society was formed on 7 March 1804 by a group of people including William Wilberforce and Thomas Charles to encourage the "wider circulation and use" of the Scriptures; the British and Foreign Bible Society dates back to 1804 when a group of Christians, associated with the Religious Tract Society, sought to address the problem of a lack of affordable Bibles in Welsh for Welsh-speaking Christians. Many young girls had walked long distances to Rev Thomas Charles to get copies of the Bible; the story was told of one of them - a young girl called Mary Jones who walked over 20 miles to get a Bible in Bala, Gwynedd. BFBS was not the first Bible Society in the world; the first organisation in Britain to be called "The Bible Society" was founded in 1779 and now called the Naval and Air Force Bible Society.

The first BFBS translation project was the Gospel of John into Mohawk for Canada. In the British Isles BFBS reprinted Bibles in Welsh, Scots Gaelic and Manx Gaelic first produced by SPCK; the first Romani translation was the Gospel of Luke into the Caló language of Iberia. From the early days, the Society sought to be non-sectarian; the Controversy in 1825–26 about the Apocrypha and the Metrical Psalms resulted in the secession of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Bible Societies, which formed what is now the Scottish Bible Society. This and another similar 1831 controversy about Unitarians holding significant Society offices resulted in a minority separating to form the Trinitarian Bible Society; the Bible Society extended its work to England, India and beyond. Protestant communities in many European countries date back to the work of nineteenth-century BFBS Bible salesmen. Auxiliary branches were set up all over the world, which became Bible Societies in their own right, today operate in co-operation as part of the United Bible Societies.

The Bible Society is a non-denominational Christian network which works to translate, revise and distribute affordable Bibles in England and Wales. During World War One Bible Society distributed more than nine million copies of Scripture, in over 80 languages, to combatants and prisoners of war on all sides of the war. Bible Society managed this despite immense challenges – supply shortages, rising paper costs, paper rationing, submarine blockades and the sinking of merchant shipping. Greater than these physical difficulties was the emotional toll – former colleagues found themselves fighting on opposing sides. Bible salesmen throughout Europe volunteered into their respective armies; the Bible Society responded to the challenge. They printed New Testaments bound in khaki, stamped with a cross, for distribution via the Red Cross among sick and wounded soldiers and prisoners of war. On average between 6–7,000 volumes were sent out every working day for fighting men, the sick and wounded, the prisoners of war and refugees.

That's over four copies distributed each minute and night, for the duration of the war. Translation work never stopped – between August 1914 and November 1918, Bible Society printed Scriptures in 34 new languages and dialects; this meant. For many years the headquarters of the society was in London. C.4. By 1972 it had distributed whole Bibles or parts of the Bible in 1,431 languages. At that time it was distributing 173 million copies each year; the Society is working to circulate the Scriptures across the world, in the church and through the culture. The strategy of Bible Society centres on Bible availability and credibility - what it calls the ‘lifecycle’ of the Bible; these strategic approaches encompass all of its activity: translation, distribution, literacy and advocacy. Translation: making the Bible available in languages without the Scriptures, revising existing Bibles to bring the language up-to-date, so that everyone can experience the Scriptures in their mother tongue. Translation is into spoken and signed languages Production: printing physical copies of the Bible and producing Scriptures in different formats such as print and digital forms in order to meet the demands of the millions around the world who want a Bible of their own Distribution: taking the Bible to places where it might otherwise be hard to come by, in formats that people can use Literacy: helping people to read and to read well, using the Bible as a resource Engagement: helping people grapple with the Bible and respond to it wisely Advocacy: giving the wider culture a reason and opportunity to encounter the joys of the BibleThe Bible Society has by far the largest collection of Bibles in the world, with about 39,000 items.

It includes its Chinese Collection, the largest collection of Chinese Scriptures anywhere in the world. Since the society's move to Swindon in 1985 the library has been located in the library of the University of Cambridge; the Society's mission is global. Its work is organised into two categories: international; the Society is part of an international fellowship of over 140 Bible Societies around the world, known as the United Bible Societies. Its entire international programme is delivered on the ground through the close relationship they have with each of their fellow Bible Societies. American Bible Society Protestant missionary societies in China during the 19th Century Christian apologetics Ernest Tipson George Borrow 1823 Peshitta edit

Bore gauge

A bore gauge is a collective term for the tools that are unique to the process of measuring holes. These are a range of gauges that are used to measure a bore's size, by transferring the internal dimension to a remote measuring tool, they are a direct equivalent of inside calipers and require the operator to develop the correct feel to obtain repeatable results. The gauges are locked by twisting the knurled end of the handles, this action is performed to exert a small amount of friction on the telescopic portions of the gauge. To use, the gauge is inserted at a slight angle to the bore and locked to a size larger than the bore while at that angle. Rocking the handle side-to-side move the handle across the bore to the other side; the rocking will first align the gauge with the bore axis and the act of moving the handle to the other side of the bore will bring it to the exact bore diameter. This action compresses the two anvils where they remain locked at the bores dimension after being withdrawn.

The gauge is removed and measured with the aid of a micrometer anvil heads, move the head of the gauge around while making the measurement to ensure you get the maximum reading. Grasp the gauge near the head to aid in your maneuvering of the gauge while adjusting the micrometer so it just stops the gauge's motion at one spot only. A bit of practice will give you the idea. Small-hole gauges require a different technique to the telescopic gauges, the small hole gauge is set smaller than the bore to be measured, it is inserted into the bore and adjusted by rotating the knurled knob at the base, until light pressure is felt when the gauge is moved in the bore. The gauge is removed and measured with a caliper or micrometer. To detect the maximal distance between the two halves of the gauge head, move the head of the gauge around while making the measurement to ensure you get the maximal reading. Grasp the gauge near the head to aid in your maneuvering of the gauge while adjusting the micrometer so it just stops the gauge's motion at one spot only.

A bit of practice will give you the idea. There are two styles of small-hole gauges: half-ball; the full-ball gauges are easier to set and maintain, under the pressure of measurement, a better representation of the bore. Half-ball gauges tend to spring just a little bit, this may be enough to make a measurement incorrect. A lighter "touch" is required to use the half-ball gauges. To measure larger diameters, you may use extended beam gauges, it is designed to measure external diameters. The major challenge is handling these gauges is difficult compared to other bore gauges, it should have low coefficient of thermal expansion, high modulus and stiffness. We use low carbon fiber or aluminium, it has stem with ball at both ends. The length range of the stem depends upon the width of the part. If you want to measure the diameter set the gauges required diameter with master. In order to measure the diameter of the bore, place the beam at one end and slide the other end on the diameter and watch the dial indicator.

The values increases and at one point starts decreasing. That is the diameter of the component. Repeat the procedure in 3 different places and get the average value of the diameter of the component; this is the most common way to measure the larger bore. It is available in different ranges. An inside micrometer or vernier bore gauge measures a bore directly; the gauge has three symmetrical anvils that protrude from the gauge body that are connected to the dial or micrometer mechanism. As the knob is rotated it moves the anvils out with respect to the measurements; the knob has a slipping mechanism to take the feel out of the device and increase reliability between measurements. The measurement given is the mean diameter of the three anvils, is good to 0.001 mm. A dial bore gauge is a comparative instrument similar to a telescoping gauge, but includes a digital or analog readout; the dial bore gauge must be set to the nominal value of the bore, it will measure the variation and direction of the bore from nominal.

There are multiple ways to set this gauges to the nominal value. The most common method is using an outside micrometer, set to the nominal value; this is the least expensive way to set the dial bore gauge. This method is not the most accurate because there can be high human error and variation in the micrometer is passed down into the dial bore gauge; the more accurate setting options include ring gauges and designated bore gauge setting equipment that utilize gauge blocks or other standards. When using a micrometer to set a dial bore gauge, the accuracy of the measurement will be 0.002 inches or 0.0508 millimeters. A ring gauge can be used to obtain higher accuracy at higher time requirement; when a dial bore gauge is set using a ring gauge, overall accuracy can be within 0.0001 inches or 0.00254 millimeter. A dial bore gauge has a contact needle, housed inside the head of the dial bore gauge; the needle is moved when measuring the bore and mechanically or electronically transfers that data to the dial or readout.

The head includes an interchangeable end, used to set the nominal size, reference contacts to aid in alignment with the bore. The interchangeable ends come in varying lengths to accommodate a range of bore sizes. To use this gauge, the operator must first set the gauge to the nominal value of the bore being measured

Franco-Vietnamese Hospital

FV Hospital is a leading tertiary care provider in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Inaugurated in 2003 by a group of French physicians, the hospital has a 150 full-time physicians, 1000 staff, serving half a million patient visits a year. Patients came from territories all over the world; the FVH Medicine Vietnam association was established for free-of-charge medical care for children who require surgery. FV Hospital is known for its special Division of Oncology named Hope Cancer Center and Gynecology, Ophthalmology and Hepatology, Radiology department. FV Hospital was accredited in March 2016, by the Joint Commission International in the Hospital Program, becoming the second international hospital in Vietnam to be accredited by Joint Commission International; the hospital has opened admission programs for fellowship. MBBS and Doctor of Medicine students from various parts of the world have sought FV Hospital for their internship and fellowship. Many of them are from Imperial College London, University of Warwick, University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, University of Stanford, Harvard Medical School, University of California, University of Western Australia, University of New South Wales, Monash University and National University of Singapore.

List of hospitals in Vietnam Official website

Dancing in the Dark (Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz song)

"Dancing in the Dark" is a popular American song, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, first introduced by John Barker in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon. The song was first recorded by Bing Crosby on August 19, 1931 with Studio Orchestra directed by Victor Young, staying on the pop charts for six weeks, peaking at #3, helping to make it a lasting standard; the 1941 recording by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra earned Shaw one of his eight gold records at the height of the Big Band era of the 1930s and 1940s. It was subsequently featured in the classic 1953 MGM musical The Band Wagon and has since come to be considered part of the Great American Songbook. In the film it is orchestrally performed to a ballet dance set in Central Park; the song is given a'sensual and dramatic' orchestration by Conrad Salinger, with the dance choreographed by Michael Kidd and performed by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Al Bowlly as part of a medley on a 78rpm record Al Bowlly Remembers Medley Part 1 Charlie Parker - included in the album Charlie Parker with Strings Fred Astaire - recorded for his album The Astaire Story Jo Stafford - included in her 1953 album Broadway's Best Ray Conniff - included in his album'S Wonderful!

Gordon MacRae - for his 1957 album Motion Picture Soundstage Sarah Vaughan - for her album Great Songs from Hit Shows Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - on the album Ellington Indigos in 1958 Patti Page- included in her 1958 album I've Heard That Song Before Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - in the 1958 album Somethin' Else Frank Sinatra - included on his 1959 album Come Dance with Me Jane Morgan - in the album Great Songs from the Great Shows of the Century Bert Kaempfert - for his 1960 album Dancing in Wonderland Mel Tormé - for his 1961 album My Kind of Music Tony Bennett recorded it twice, first in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings, in 1993 for the Steppin' Out album Bill Evans - for the 1964 album Trio 64 Johnny Mathis - for his album Love Is Everything Ella Fitzgerald sang it live at a concert in 1970 and this has been issued on the album Ella in Budapest Bea Wain - included in the album My Reverie Barry Manilow - for his 1991 album Showstoppers Diana Krall - for her album The Look of Love Diamanda Galas - included in the 2003 album La serpenta canta Buddy DeFranco - included in the album Chip Off The Old Bop Steve Martin was the host for the final episode of season 14 of Saturday Night Live.

In the opening monologue, he visibly struggled to hold back tears as he paid tribute to Gilda Radner, who had died of cancer on the afternoon before the broadcast. Martin and Radner's "Dancing in the Dark" sketch shown in episode 64 in 1978, was offered in tribute. History of the song at jazzstandards

Trial and sentencing of Robert H. Richards IV

Robert H. Richards IV is a convicted child rapist and great-grandson of chemical magnate Irénée du Pont and heir to the du Pont family fortune. Richards is Mariana, daughter of Mariana DuPont Stillman, he lives in Delaware, owns three homes, located in Greenville and North Shores. He married Tracy Richards, but they divorced. In 2009, he entered a guilty plea and was convicted of raping his 3-year-old daughter, after the girl reported the abuse to her grandmother. Instead of serving out his eight-year prison sentence, the sentencing order signed by Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden said that the "defendant will not fare well" in prison and thus the eight-year sentence was suspended. Delaware Public Defender Brendan J. O'Neill expressed surprise that Jurden would use such a rationale to avoid sending Richards to prison. In 2010, allegations were made that Richards had molested his son beginning in December 2005 and continuing for two years. Police and prosecutors did not find sufficient evidence to pursue charges.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden defended the sentencing of Richards to probation, claiming there was a strong chance of the prosecution losing at trial making a plea bargain necessary. Although Richards was ordered by Jurden to go through in-patient treatment at a Massachusetts facility, he has failed to do so. In 2014, Richards' former wife, Tracy Richards, filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the abuse of his daughter; the lawsuit claims that the polygraph tests Richards took in April 2010 during his probation supported allegations that he had molested his son. These reports were provided to Jurden. In April 2014, Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes denied Richards' request to seal the court files, stating that the proceedings were open to the public and this was a First Amendment issue. By the end of June 2014, it was reported that a sealed confidential settlement had been reached on the lawsuit; the case has caused questions to be raised if the wealthy receive unfair preference in the legal system, compared to Ethan Couch, whose "affluenza" defense famously earned him probation

Tran Dinh Truong

Trường Đình Trần, a Vietnamese-American, was born in South Vietnam. Tran was the principal owner of the Vishipco Line, the largest shipping company in South Vietnam in the 1970s; as a shipowner, he earned millions of dollars hauling cargo for the United States military. His actions during the last day of the Fall of Saigon have been the subject of debate. Tran states that he used his company's resources, including 24 commercial ships and hundreds of trucks, to aid in the evacuation of thousands of South Vietnamese civilians and military personnel to escape from Vietnam, he let his ships, inclusive the Truong Xuan carried free more than 3,000 Vietnamese fleeing Saigon after the Communists invasion. Tran left Vietnam on April 1975, the day that Saigon fell to the communists. Tran traveled to the United States with two suitcases of gold, he began his hotel business in New York City, first with the Hotel Opera on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, Hotel Carter in Midtown Manhattan and Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, New York.

Along the way Tran owned and operated other New York hotels as well, including the infamous Hotel Kenmore Hall on 23rd Street, seized from Tran by the US Marshals Service in 1994 because of deplorable conditions and rampant crime within the building. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States he contributed $2 million of his personal funds to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and in 2003, the Asian American Federation honored his actions. In 1984 during the famine in Ethiopia, he purchased two helicopters valued at around 3.2 million dollars for the hunger relief organization in Ethiopia. In August 2005, he donated $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In May 2004, Tran was awarded a Golden Torch Award, by the Vietnamese American National Gala in Washington, D. C. Mr. Tran was on the Board of Directors of The United Way of New York City. Những nghĩa cử đẹp trong biến cố 11/9, RFA 11/9/2011 Thăm Ông Bà Trần Đình Trường Ở New York Benefactor Tran Dinh Truong to be honored at NAVASA Recognition Banquet at the Wayback Machine Hotel Lafayette Photos Gia đình giàu nhất Việt Nam có tài sản không "Ảo"