St. Jude storm
The highest windspeed was in Denmark, where a gust of 120.8 mph was recorded in the south of the country on the afternoon of 28 October, the strongest wind recorded in the countrys history. Although it was reported that the storm was named by a clerk at the UKs Met Office, the name is reported to have been popularised on Twitter before being adopted by the media in the United Kingdom. The storm was named Christian on 26 October 2013 by the Free University of Berlins meteorological institute, according to The Guardian, European Union institutions are officially referring to the storm as Christian. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute named the storm Simone, based on the Swedish name day list, the European Windstorm Centre, a UK-based forecaster, gave the storm the name Carmen. The Danish Meteorological Institute referred to it as the October storm 2013, a depression formed off the east coast of the United States and headed east, assisted by the jet stream. The St. Jude storm formed from a front on 26 October in the northwest Atlantic off the Eastern seaboard of North America.
The developing low moved under the jet stream passing by the remnants of ex-tropical storm Lorenzo situated in the mid Atlantic. The tropical air from this provided an input of energy, strengthening the jetstream. This, together with a jet stream, led to a rapid deepening of the St. Jude low before it hit western Europe as a strengthening storm. The storm has been cited as both meeting and not meeting the criteria of explosive deepening. The storm system was swept across the Atlantic at a rapid pace moving eastwards with an speed of 77 km/h. This second zone of winds has been identified by meteorologists as potentially being a sting jet, the storm developed as a baroclinic leaf over England. Over 20 hours between 27 October at 18,00 UTC and 28 October 14,00 UTC the central pressure of the storm dropped by 22 hPa. The storm intensified as it crossed the North Sea with the pressure dropping to an estimated 965 mb. The low pressure centre of the storm reached Finland at 1,00 UTC29 October having only filled to 970 mb, the storm was first forecast in the week before it occurred, with the Met Office supercomputer modelling the storm four days before it even formed.
Initial predictions, broadcast on 24 October, were that the south coast would be affected, a forecast was that the storm would pass over the United Kingdom on a more northerly track, affecting all areas south of the Midlands. Predictions were for 20–40 mm of rain, with speeds of 80 miles per hour falling in a period of six to nine hours. These were updated, with winds of Force 11 predicted, the Met Office issued Amber – be prepared warnings on 24 October for the storm along the south coast of England, with a Yellow – be aware warning extending up to the Midlands
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Pilgrims Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has translated into more than 200 languages. It has cited as the first novel written in English. The English text comprises 108,260 words and is divided into two parts, each reading as a narrative with no chapter divisions. The first part was completed in 1677 and entered into the Stationers Register on 22 December 1677 and it was licensed and entered in the Term Catalogue on 18 February 1678, which is looked upon as the date of first publication. After the first edition of the first part in 1678, an expanded edition, the Second Part appeared in 1684. The entire book is presented as a dream sequence narrated by an omniscient narrator, the allegorys protagonist, Christian, is an everyman character, and the plot centres on his journey from his hometown, the City of Destruction, to the Celestial City atop Mount Zion.
Christian is weighed down by a great knowledge of his sin—which he believed came from his reading the book in his hand. This burden, which would cause him to sink into Hell, is so unbearable that Christian must seek deliverance and he meets Evangelist as he is walking out in the fields, who directs him to the Wicket Gate for deliverance. Since Christian cannot see the Wicket Gate in the distance, Evangelist directs him to go to a shining light, Christian leaves his home, his wife, and children to save himself, he cannot persuade them to accompany him. Obstinate and Pliable go after Christian to bring him back, obstinate returns disgusted, but Pliable is persuaded to go with Christian, hoping to take advantage of the Paradise that Christian claims lies at the end of his journey. It is there in that bog where Pliable abandons Christian after getting himself out, Evangelist meets the wayward Christian as he stops before Mount Sinai on the way to Mr. Legalitys home. It hangs over the road and threatens to crush any who would pass it, in the Second Part, Goodwill is shown to be Jesus himself.
To Christians query about relief from his burden, Goodwill directs him forward to the place of deliverance, Christian makes his way from there to the House of the Interpreter, where he is shown pictures and tableaux that portray or dramatize aspects of the Christian faith and life. From the House of the Interpreter, Christian finally reaches the place of deliverance, where the straps that bound Christians burden to him break and this event happens relatively early in the narrative, the immediate need of Christian at the beginning of the story being quickly remedied. After Christian is relieved of his burden, he is greeted by three angels, who give him the greeting of peace, new garments, and a scroll as a passport into the Celestial City. Encouraged by all this, Christian happily continues his journey until he comes upon three men named Simple and Presumption, Christian tries to help them, but they disregard his advice. Christian falls asleep at the arbor above the hill and loses his scroll, forcing him to go back, near the top of the Hill of Difficulty, he meets two weak pilgrims named Mistrust and Timorous who tell him of the great lions of the Palace Beautiful
The Christians (band)
The Christians are a musical ensemble from Liverpool, who had several UK and international chart hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The name of the band refers to the surname of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up, and is coincidentally guitarist Henry Priestmans middle name, Garry Christian, Roger Christian, Russell Christian, and Henry Priestman formed the band in 1985. Paul Barlow, Mike Bulger and Tony Jones on bass were early members, because of a reluctance to tour, Roger left in 1987. In Rock, The Rough Guide, critic Charles Bottomley, described them as The Temptations in ripped jeans and their first five singles all made the Top 40 in Britain, and their debut album The Christians entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2. It eventually sold over a million copies, the highest-placed single from this album was Ideal World, which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1988, they released a cover of the Isley Brothers Harvest for the World, the video for the track was an animation, created by four leading animation companies, including Aardman Animations.
The video won awards, and the single reached number 8 in the UK singles chart. 1989 saw another charity single success, this time as performers on a version of Ferry Cross the Mersey, the single stayed at number one for several weeks. The second single from the album, I Found Out, reached No.22 in France, in 1992, the following LP, Happy in Hell, charted at number 18. Its single, Whats in a Word, entered the UK Top 40, the early 1990s saw the band continuing to tour. A greatest hits album, The Best of the Christians, was released in 1993, Garry Christian moved to Paris in 1995 to record a solo album, effectively breaking up the band, although no formal announcement was made, and the door was open to future reformation. In 1998 founding member Roger Christian died from a brain tumour, in 1999 The Christians began to perform together again in an unplugged acoustic format. They carried out a thirty-six date tour of the UK, with a similar tour undertaken in 2000, with guitarist and songwriter Paul Campbell, by 2001, The Christians began to write songs for Prodigal Sons, which was released in 2003.
This was supported by a UK tour in October 2003, and further promotion in France, Spain and UK throughout 2004. In 2005, Russell Christian decided he no longer wished to tour, and this new band comprising Garry Christian, Joey Ankrah, Neil Griffiths, Cliff Watson, Lionel Duke, Mike Triggs was unveiled on the 2009 tour. A download single was a cover of Cat Stevens Where Do the Children Play, reviewed by the musician himself as better than his own version. 2012 was the 25th anniversary for the band, who celebrated with a re-release of The Christians, a new album called Speed of Life was released in September, with the title track the first single. In August they embarked on a tour of the UK and, on 16 December and they were briefly joined on stage by former band member, Henry Priestman
Christianity is a Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who serves as the focal point for the religion. It is the worlds largest religion, with over 2.4 billion followers, or 33% of the global population, Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Christian theology is summarized in creeds such as the Apostles Creed and his incarnation, earthly ministry and resurrection are often referred to as the gospel, meaning good news. The term gospel refers to accounts of Jesuss life and teaching, four of which—Matthew, Luke. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion that began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century, following the Age of Discovery, Christianity spread to the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and the rest of the world through missionary work and colonization. Christianity has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization, throughout its history, Christianity has weathered schisms and theological disputes that have resulted in many distinct churches and denominations.
Worldwide, the three largest branches of Christianity are the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the denominations of Protestantism. There are many important differences of interpretation and opinion of the Bible, concise doctrinal statements or confessions of religious beliefs are known as creeds. They began as baptismal formulae and were expanded during the Christological controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries to become statements of faith. Many evangelical Protestants reject creeds as definitive statements of faith, even agreeing with some or all of the substance of the creeds. The Baptists have been non-creedal in that they have not sought to establish binding authoritative confessions of faith on one another. Also rejecting creeds are groups with roots in the Restoration Movement, such as the Christian Church, the Evangelical Christian Church in Canada, the Apostles Creed is the most widely accepted statement of the articles of Christian faith. It is used by Presbyterians and Congregationalists and this particular creed was developed between the 2nd and 9th centuries.
Its central doctrines are those of the Trinity and God the Creator, each of the doctrines found in this creed can be traced to statements current in the apostolic period. The creed was used as a summary of Christian doctrine for baptismal candidates in the churches of Rome. Most Christians accept the use of creeds, and subscribe to at least one of the mentioned above. The central tenet of Christianity is the belief in Jesus as the Son of God, Christians believe that Jesus, as the Messiah, was anointed by God as savior of humanity, and hold that Jesus coming was the fulfillment of messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept, having become fully human, suffered the pains and temptations of a mortal man, but did not sin
Reso was trained by former professional wrestlers Ron Hutchison and Dory Funk Jr. and made his wrestling debut in June 1995. Reso wrestled in Canadian independent promotions early in his career, during his time in these promotions, he competed in singles and tag team competition with long time best friend Adam Copeland. In 1998, Reso signed a deal with the WWF and began competing for the company the following year as the storyline brother of Copelands WWF persona. After signing with the WWF, Reso made his debut and captured his first title with the company and he and Edge went on to win the WWF Tag Team Championship on seven different occasions. During this time, they gained notoriety in the tag division, partly due to their participation in Tables, Ladders. In 2001, the team parted ways, after which Reso held various heavyweight singles titles and he first challenged for the WWE Championship in 2005, which began his transition to a world title-level performer. In 2005, Reso signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and revived his Christian Cage ring name, there, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in February 2006.
He recaptured the title in January 2007 and established Christians Coalition, Reso left TNA in late 2008 and re-signed with WWE. In April 2009, Reso won the ECW Championship, which he would hold again that July, Reso headlined multiple pay-per-view events between WWE and TNA. Reso won 26 total championships throughout his career, and is the twenty-third Triple Crown Champion, Reso was born on November 30,1973 in Kitchener, the son of an American father and a Canadian mother. He played ice hockey and was a fan as a child. Reso lived in Huntsville and East Luther-Grand Valley, before moving to Orangeville, here, he met Adam Copeland, the two attended Orangeville District Secondary School together, from which Reso graduated. In September 1994, Reso enrolled in a school at Sullys Gym. One of Resos early ring names, Christian Cage, was a combination of the names of Christian Slater, Christians wrestling career began in June 1995 in a match against Zakk Wyld, which resulted in a draw. In 1997, he was a part of Thug Life, a stable that included Joe E.
Legend, Zakk Wyld, Rhino Richards, as a tag team on the Canadian independent circuit and Reso were known as High Impact and The Suicide Blondes. The duo held titles in numerous promotions, and competed in the United States, Reso won the East Coast Wrestling Association Heavyweight Championship on July 18,1998, which he held until October 15,1999. When Copeland received a match with the World Wrestling Federation. They faced off in a tryout match, which Copeland was booked to win
Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. He was the eldest of eleven children born to John George, the death of the childless George Frederick the Elder in 1603 marked the extinction of the original Franconian line of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach. Christian inherited Kulmbach and his younger brother Joachim Ernst received Ansbach and this land partition had already been legitimized in 1598 by the House Treaty of Gera, which was prepared for this purpose. Christians assumption of the government of Kulmbach took place at the time as that of Joachim Ernst in Ansbach. In 1604 Christian moved the seat of power from Kulmbach to Bayreuth and Plassenburg, from that moment, the principality changed its name from Brandenburg-Kulmbach to Brandenburg-Bayreuth. In 1606 Christian was elected Colonel of the Franconian Circle and he was one of the founders of the Protestant Union and formed an alliance during the Thirty Years War with Sweden.
Emperor Ferdinand II tried to depose him as ruler of Bayreuth in 1635, however, in Plassenburg on 29 April 1604, Christian married Marie, daughter of Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia. They had nine children, Elisabeth Eleonore, anna Maria, married on 23 October 1639 to Prince Johann Anton I von Eggenberg. Magdalene Sibylle, married on 13 November 1638 to Elector John George II of Saxony, erdmann August, Hereditary Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Georg Albrecht, inherited Kulmbach but never reigned