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Chaitanya Bhagavata

The Chaitanya Bhagavata is a hagiography of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna incarnation in Kaliyuga, written by Vrindavana Dasa Thakura. It was the first full-length work regarding Chaitanya Mahaprabhu written in Bengali language and documents his early life and role as the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition; the text details Chaitanya's theological position as a combined Avatar of both Radha and Krishna within the belief of his close associates and followers. The writing of Chaitanya Bhagavata was commissioned by Nityananda, the guru of Vrindavana Dasa Thakura and close friend of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu; the Chaitanya Bhagavata was named Chaitanya Mangala. Krishnadasa Kaviraja mentioned this work by this name. According to the Premavilasa of Narottama Dasa, when it was discovered that the poet Lochana Dasa had written a work with this title, the leading members of the Vaishnava community in Vrindavan met and decided that Vrindavana Dasa's book would be known as the Chaitanya Bhagavata with Lochana Dasa's book remaining as the Chaitanya Mangala.

The Chaitanya Bhagavata is divided into three parts: the Adi-khanda, Madhya-khanda and Antya-khanda: Adi-khandaThe Adi-khanda consists of fifteen adhyayas. It deals with the socio-religious situation of Bengal before the advent of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, his birth and marriage to Lakshmi-priya. Madhya-khandaThe Madhya-khanda consists of twenty-seven adhyayas, it narrates Chaitanya's growing external displays of devotion, the disciples which join his devotional creed, the conversion of the debauchees Jagai and Madhai, Chaitanya's civil disobedience movement against the Muslim Chand Kazi who tries to stop the congregational chanting of the names of Krishna. Antya-khandaThe Antya-khanda consists of ten adhyayas, it portrays Chaitanya's acceptance of sannyasa, his mother Saci-Mata's lamentation, his travels to Puri, his meeting with the logician Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya and his relationships and interactions with different devotees. In two of the manuscripts of the Chaitanya Bhagavat, three additional chapters are found at the end of the Antya-khanda, which are not accepted as the part of the original text by most of the modern scholars.

The Chaitanya Bhagavata asserts that Chaitanya was not a saint or a "regular" Avatar, but was instead the direct incarnation of Krishna as Bhagavan, or the Supreme God himself. The text gives Chaitanya's mission as one for the benefit of mankind, through beginning the yuga-dharma for the present age of Kali Yuga. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is quoted within as saying "My holy name will be sung in every town and village of earth"; the author, Vrindavana Dasa, has been considered by Gaudiya Vaishnavas to be the Vyasa of Chaitanya's pastimes because of revealing his true nature and mission. The Bhagavata has been praised for its simplicity in, does not cross into the ontological nuances that are found in Krishna Dasa Kaviraja's Chaitanya Charitamrita; the Charitamrita of Krishna Dasa gives a more sophisticated and theological view of the life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and provides more information on his years in Puri as an ascetic. Together, the texts of the Chaitanya Bhagavata and the Chaitanya Charitamrta provide a complete picture of the life and teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu although there are many more of his biographies and other writings about him.

Scholars are of the opinion that Vrindavana Dasa wrote the Chaitanya Bhagavata somewhere in the mid-1540s. Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata, Published by Sri Chaitanya Matha, Mayapura, W. Bengal, 1993 Stewart, Tony K. "Chaitanya Bhagavata". In Islam, Sirajul. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Bhaktivedanta Archives Sri Caitanya Bhagavata Read On-Line or Download

Trym Bergman

Trym Bergman is a Norwegian football manager and former midfielder. Growing up in FK Ørn-Horten, he helped win the Norwegian Junior Cup and the Norway Cup in 1988, he played four seasons with their first team. Ahead of the 1992 season he joined Eliteserien side Kongsvinger, where he amassed 166 league games and 25 cup games throughout the 1999 season. Ahead of the 2000 season he moved abroad, to Swedish Hammarby, he became league champion in 2001. From 2003 to 2005 he again played in his home county Vestfold, in Sandefjord, before finishing his career in Ørn-Horten. Ahead of the 2013 season he was announced as one of two "first-team coaches" in Ørn-Horten, together with Cato Kihle, under head coach Jørgen Jalland; the team lasted for two seasons. In 2017 Bergman returned as assistant coach

Lakeside, San Patricio County, Texas

Lakeside is a town in San Patricio County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 312. Lakeside is located at 28°6′19″N 97°51′46″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square mile, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 333 people, 134 households, 101 families residing in the town; the population density was 847.9 people per square mile. There were 189 housing units at an average density of 481.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 90.99% White, 0.60% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 7.51% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.83% of the population. There were 134 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.90. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $31,806, the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,917 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,908. About 15.6% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.8% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. The Town of Lakeside is served by the Mathis Independent School District

St. Luke's Lifeworks

Inspirica, Inc. one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut and the largest in lower Fairfield County. Inspirica serves individuals and families that live in poverty or near poverty, all are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; each night Inspirica, Inc. houses 300 people and each year serves more than 800 people. They operate 11 facilities in lower Fairfield County and provide an extensive array of support services, including vocational training, workforce education, job placement, housing placement, job & housing retention support, children's services, case management, much more, they are one of only a few organizations nationally that have combined residential services with extensive support services on a single, end-to-end, comprehensive platform. They further provide direct access to medical care, mental health care, psychiatric care, dental care, substance abuse treatment, etc. through a network of strategic partnerships. Inspirica, Inc.'s Programs Include: Emergency Shelter- Transitional Housing- Permanent Supportive Housing- Deeply Affordable Housing- Rapid Rehousing- Children's Services Early Childhood and Parenting Program -Employment and Housing Retention- Jumpstart Career- Jumpstart Employment- Jumpstart Vocational 1879 St. John's Episcopal Church in Stamford begins an organized outreach program to immigrants living in South Stamford working for the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company around 1879.

1972 St. Luke's Community Center is established to serve the needs of children and families living in the neighborhood. 1986 The Community of St. Luke becomes St. Luke's Community Services, a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. 1987 The Rev. Richard Schuster, the Assistant Director of Episcopal Social Services, becomes the Executive Director; the Gilead House Residential Program opens, providing four three-bedroom apartment units for 13 persons with a history of psychiatric disabilities. 1988 The McKinney Residence Program opens, providing two three-bedroom apartment units serving 10 persons with AIDS. 1989 The Transitional Housing Program opens, providing six two-bedroom apartment units for 24 men and women in transition. 1990 The city of Stamford asks St. Luke's Community Services to provide overnight shelter to women who are homeless. 21 women are accommodated. 1993 St. Luke's Community Services opens the Center for Families and Children at Franklin Common, bringing 11 other agencies under one roof in order to provide a seamless service delivery system for families who have become homeless.

St. Luke's Community Services opens • 58 single room occupancy units for up to 128 persons in need of short term and transitional housing. • The Children's Community, a childcare center for 100 children with infant through after-school programming. • 12 single room occupancy units for 19 women who are single in need of short term and transitional housing. 1997 St. Luke's Community Services changes its name to St. Luke's LifeWorks. Through the Fairfield Community Development Corporation, 29 efficiency apartment units open at the Colony for persons with special needs and for low-income working persons. 1998 27 efficiency apartment units open at the Atlantic Park for persons with special needs and for low income working persons. 2009 The Rev. Richard Schuster retires after leading the agency for 22 years. 2010 Jason Shaplen is named Chief Executive Officer Mission Statement changes to: “Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.”

2011 St. Luke's LifeWorks achieves a record 151 job placements and 105 people moved from transitional to permanent housing. SLLW partners with Optimus and opens a health clinic at the Woodland campus. Children's Services Program opens for all the children in shelter at Franklin Commons; the Youth Center offers enrichment activities for this at-risk population. 2012 Significant improvements continue to be made to all the properties, with McKinney House being renovated. St. Luke's LifeWorks changes its name to Inspirica, Inc. with the tagline, From Homelessness to Home, in March, 2012. 2014 Inspirica doubles the size of its family emergency shelter. The new Family Housing Emergency Shelter has 42 beds, expanding the size of the overall Family Housing Program by 25%; the total capacity of the Family Housing Program is now 105 beds, not including overflow space such as cribs. Inspirica renovates all four of its existing Family Housing suites to include a space for the case manager's office to be housed within each suite.

2015 Inspirica breaks ground on 992 Summer Street- a collaboration with Charter Oak communities to bring a 48-unit affordable housing facility for seniors to the heart of downtown Stamford. 2016 Inspirica launches its innovative Early Childhood and Parenting Program, a space dedicated to school readiness for children 0-5 and their parents. The center combines crucial early childhood learning/development and a pre-literacy program for the homeless children in our care with essential parenting skills classes for their parents. On March 20, 2012, CEO Jason Shaplen changed the name of St. Luke's Lifeworks to "Inspirica." Jason Shaplen is the CEO of Inspirica, one of largest providers of services to the homeless in the state of Connecticut. Prior to Inspirica, Mr. Shaplen was a senior executive at Project Renewal in New York City. In 2006, he founded IMRINTS, a social enterprise that doubles as a for-profit digital printing business and training program for homeless individuals. Before Project Renewal, Mr. Shaplen worked as a journalist at Newsweek and Dow Jones, a speechwriter on Bill Bradley's presidential campaign, a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, a senior executive at PCCW, a commu

Aden Duale

Aden Bare Duale is the Majority Leader of the National Assembly of Kenya under the Jubilee Party.. He was elected in 2013 in 2017 under the Jubilee Party, he is of Somali ethnicity representing Garissa Township constituency. As majority leader of the ruling party Jubilee, Duale is known to use soft and convincing language to get Jubilee party members to vote for acceptable legislative changes, most of which are deemed constitutional and therefore are always go unchallenged in the Kenyan High Court. Aden has served as a representative of the Dujis Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the 2007 parliamentary elections. After being elected with the Orange Democratic Movement, he switched parties for the 2013 elections, won re-election as a member of the United Republican Party, he is of Somali ethnicity from Garisa

Return of the Tender Lover

Return of the Tender Lover is the eighth studio album from American R&B singer Babyface. It was released December 2015, on Def Jam Recordings; the album pays homage to his classic 1989 album, Tender Lover and serves as the follow-up to his last album Grown & Sexy. It is his first solo album of new studio material in 10 years. While its lyrics focus on themes of romance and devotion, Return of the Tender Lover incorporates pop-soul love songs as well as elements of old-school R&B that evokes some his earlier work; as a result, the album received positive reviews from critics who praised the album's production and direction. "We've Got Love" was released as the album's lead single on August 4, 2015. Return of The Tender Lover is the singer's first solo album since Playlist, his first consisting of only original material since Grown & Sexy. Following the release of his collaborative album with Toni Braxton, Marriage & Divorce, a commercial success, Babyface finished Return of The Tender Lover with Daryl Simmons and Kameron Glasper.

Babyface said of the process: "It was an organic thing where the songs came fast — I didn’t want to do too many songs, just an old-school album, eight songs, just make sure they’re eight good ones". Babyface has called the album "Unapologetic R&B" and said: "It doesn’t have to be the kind of hi-hats or kick or 808s. It's just going to be bass player, guitar player, piano player. It’s going to feel real good based off of musicianship." Return of the Tender Lover received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Andy Kellman of AllMusic gave the album four stars out of five, calling it "smooth, all about romance and perseverance" while adding that it's "among Babyface's best". Ken Capobianco of The Boston Globe gave the album a B-, stating that "Babyface remains polished yet funky...", realizing that he "can't compete with the obsessive bedpost-rattling Ty Dolla Signs and The Weeknds of the world".

He goes on to add that he "proclaims his love for women for who they are, instead of what they can do for him". In the United States, the album debuted at number 39 on the Billboard 200 with 19,000 first-week sales. All tracks produced by Babyface. Credits adapted from liner notes. Babyface - vocals, producer, executive producer, background vocals, drum programming, A&R Tony Russell - bass Demonte Posey - Hammond B3 organ Andre Delano - saxophone Daryl Simmons - writer, producer Kameron Glasper - writer, background vocals Richie Pena - drums Walter Barnes - bass Brandon Coleman - Wurlitzer After 7 - vocals, background vocals El DeBarge - vocals, background vocals Michael Ripoll - guitar Greg Phillinganes - piano Lemar Carter - drums Nathan East - bass Paul Boutin -recording, percussion Herb Powers, Jr. - mastering Randee St. Nicholas - photography Kyledidthis - Art direction, design