click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

A Poet's Bible

A Poet's Bible: Rediscovering The Voices of the Original Text is a 1991 partial translation of the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible, some related apocrypha, into English, by David Rosenberg. The book was received well by scholars and critics, receiving the PEN Translation Prize in 1992. However, it did not do well commercially and is out of print. Rosenberg's philosophy in approaching the Hebrew text was to render into English not a literal translation of the Old Testament material for religious purposes, but to capture the essence of the art as viewed by the contemporaries of the authors. Rosenberg argues that most Biblical material has become overly familiar to us, we are at a loss, for whatever personal reason we may have, to appreciate it as poetry, in and of itself. To accomplish this, Rosenberg uses a modern poetic form, the triadic stanza favoured by William Carlos Williams, for the majority of the book, uses a great deal of modern slang and imagery. Rosenberg describes the latter as Doogri, a Modern Hebrew word for street idiom.

Psalms Song of Solomon Lamentations Maccabees Job Ecclesiastes Isaiah Jeremiah Zechariah Jonah Ruth Esther Judith Daniel Ezra/Nehemiah The King James Version, prepared in 1611, is the best-known and most used translation of Christian Bible, that with which most readers are most familiar with. To provide a feel for Rosenberg's translation, Psalm 23 is given below in the versions from the KJV and from A Poet's Bible. From the KJV: The Lord is my shepherd, he maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil. Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. From A Poet's Bible

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada was a federal political party in Canada. In 2003, the party membership voted to dissolve the party and merge with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada. One member of the Senate of Canada, Elaine McCoy, sat as an "Independent Progressive Conservative" until 2016; the conservative parties in most Canadian provinces still use the Progressive Conservative name. Some PC Party members formed the Progressive Canadian Party, which has attracted only marginal support. Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, belonged to the Liberal-Conservative Party, but in advance of confederation in 1867, the Conservative Party took in a large number of defectors from the Liberals who supported the establishment of a Canadian Confederation. Thereafter, the Conservative Party became the Liberal-Conservative Party until the turn of the twentieth century; the federal Tories governed Canada for over forty of the country's first 70 years of existence.

However, the party spent the majority of its history in opposition as the nation's number-two federal party, behind the Liberal Party of Canada. From 1896 to 1993 the Tories formed a government only five times—from 1911 to 1921, from 1930 to 1935, from 1957 to 1963, from 1979 to 1980 and from 1984 to 1993, it stands as the only Canadian party to have won more than 200 seats in an election—a feat it accomplished twice: in 1958 and 1984. The party suffered a decade-long decline following the 1993 federal election and formally dissolved on December 7, 2003, when it merged with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada; the last meeting of the Progressive Conservative federal caucus was held in early 2004. The Conservative Party of Canada took power in 2006 and governed under the leadership of Stephen Harper until 2015, when it was defeated by the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau. Between the party's founding in 1867, its adoption of the "Progressive Conservative" name in 1942, the party changed its name several times.

It was most known as the Conservative Party. Several loosely associated provincial Progressive Conservative parties continue to exist in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador; as well, a small rump of Senators opposed the merger, continued to sit in the Parliament of Canada as Progressive Conservatives. The last one of them rescinded their party status in 2016; the Yukon association of the party renamed itself as the Yukon Party in 1990. The British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party changed its name to the British Columbia Conservative Party in 1991. Saskatchewan's Progressive Conservative Party ceased to exist in 1997, when the Saskatchewan Party formed – from former PC Members of the Legislative Assembly with a few Saskatchewan Liberal MLAs joining them; the party adopted the "Progressive Conservative" party name in 1942 when Manitoba Premier John Bracken, a long-time leader of that province's Progressive Party, agreed to become leader of the federal Conservatives on condition that the party add Progressive to its name.

Despite the name change, most former Progressive supporters continued to support the Liberal Party of Canada or the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Bracken's leadership of the Conservative Party came to an end in 1948. Many Canadians continued to refer to the party as "the Conservatives". A major weakness of the party since 1885 was its inability to win support in Quebec, estranged by that year's execution of Louis Riel; the Conscription Crisis of 1917 exacerbated the issue. Though the Conservative Party of Quebec dominated politics in that province for the first 30 years of Confederation at both the federal and provincial levels, in the 20th century the party was never able to become a force in provincial politics, losing power in 1897, dissolving in 1935 into the Union Nationale, which took power in 1936 under Maurice Duplessis. In 20th-century federal politics, the Conservatives were seen as insensitive to French-Canadian ambitions and interests and succeeded in winning more than a handful of seats in Quebec, with a few notable exceptions: the 1930 federal election, in which Richard Bedford Bennett led the party to a thin majority government victory by securing 24 seats in rural Quebec.

The party never recovered from the fragmentation of Mulroney's broad coalition in the late 1980s resulting from Anglophone Canada's failure to ratify the Meech Lake Accord. Prior to its merger with the Canadian Alliance, it held only 15 of 301 seats in the House of Commons of Canada; the party did not hold more than 20 seats in Parliament between 1993 and 2003. The party pre-dates confederation in 1867, when it accepted many conservative-leaning former members of the Liberal Party into its ranks. At confederation, the Liberal-Conservative Party of Canada became Canada's first governing party under Sir John A. Macdonald, for years was either the governing party of Canada or the largest opposition party; the party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada following the election as leader of Progressive Party of Manitoba Premier John Bracken in December 1942, who insisted on the name change as a condition of becoming leader. The Progressive Conservative Party was on the

AlcobaƧa Formation

The Alcobaça Formation is a geological formation in Portugal. It dates back to the Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic, it is an important source of information on the diversity of Late Jurassic mammals. Many of the fossils were collected from the now disused and flooded Camadas de Guimarota coal mine. Dinosaur eggs are geographically located in Portugal. Dinosaur tracks are geographically located in Portugal. Indeterminate euornithopod remains located in Lisbon District. Indeterminate stegosaurid remains present in Lisbon District. Indeterminate sauropod remains located in Lisboa. List of dinosaur-bearing rock formations Weishampel, David B.. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2

George Latimer (New York politician)

George S. Latimer is an American Democratic politician who serves as County Executive of Westchester County, New York. Prior to being elected Executive, Latimer was a member of the New York State Senate for the 37th District. Latimer served on the Rye city council, in the Westchester County legislature, in the New York State Assembly. Latimer was elected as the Westchester County Executive in November 2017, defeating Incumbent Republican Rob Astorino; as of 2017, Latimer has never lost an election in three decades in public office. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, to Stanley and Loretta Latimer, Latimer attended local public schools, he graduated with a B. A. from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1974 and received a Master's Degree in Public Administration from New York University's Wagner School in 1976. He worked for two decades as a marketing executive in the hospitality industry for major organizations, including subsidiaries of Nestle and ITT. Latimer first ran for public office in 1987. Latimer was elevated in 1991 to the Westchester County Board of Legislators, the first-ever Democrat to win the 7th District seat representing Rye City, Larchmont Village, Mamaroneck Town and Village.

Latimer was re-elected in 1993, 1995, 1997. Latimer was elected to chair the board, was the first Democrat to do so, he was re-elected to his legislative seat in 1999, served a second term as chairman from 2000 to 2001. Latimer did not seek a third term as chair in 2002, having been re-elected to a sixth term in the Westchester County Legislature. Westchester County Democrats elected him County Democratic Party Chairman in September 2002, where he served one two-year term. After re-election to the County Legislature in 2003, Latimer sought and won a seat in the New York State Assembly in 2004. In the Assembly, Latimer represented the 91st District, which included the Sound Shore communities of New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Port Chester alongside the communities of his County Legislative District, he defeated his Republican opponent Vincent Malfetano with over 68% of the vote, carrying each of the district's seven cities and villages. Latimer was re-elected to the Assembly seat without opposition in 2006, scored 71% of the vote in his 2008 victory over Republican Rob Biagi.

Latimer won a fourth Assembly term in 2010, defeating Conservative Republican Bill Reed with 67% of the vote. Upon the retirement of Senator Suzi Oppenheimer in January 2012, Latimer, a Democrat, ran for New York State Senate in the 37th District against Republican Bob Cohen, prevailing by nearly 10,000 votes—54% to 46%--in one of New York State's top five watched Senate races. In the Senate, Latimer was named Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee and served on a number of other committees. In the 2013 State Legislative session, eight Latimer-sponsored bills passed the Senate. Latimer was re-elected to a second term in November 2014, defeating Republican Joseph L. Dillon by 52% to 48%. In 2016, Latimer was challenged by Republican Rye City Council member Julie Killian. Killian's campaign outspent Latimer's by nearly 5-to-1, he won a third term, defeating Killian by 56% to 44%. In 2017, Latimer challenged incumbent Republican Rob Astorino for Westchester County Executive. During the campaign, Astorino attacked Latimer because a house belonging to his late mother-in-law was delinquent on $46,000 in property taxes.

Latimer said that the taxes would be paid as soon as the estate was settled, that he was not responsible for the taxes as he did not own the house. An investigation by News 12 showed. Latimer was criticized for having "a car-registration suspension on his record," and for missing state budget votes in April 2017 while vacationing in the with a woman other than his wife." Astorino called for Latimer to "step down from the state Senate's Education Committee because he missed the state budget vote..." In October 2017, the New York Post reported that Latimer had "told fellow Democrats he was attending the trip with his wife, Robin... The state budget was passed a week after the April 1 deadline this year, Latimer missed the votes on legislation approving school funding, tax revenues and the capital budget." Latimer accused Astorino of "trying to divert voters' attention — but didn't deny taking the trip". Latimer defeated Astorino by 14 points despite being outspent over 3-to-1 by Astorino's campaign.

New York State Senate website

Agragami Adivasi Samiti

Agragami Adivasi Samiti is an organisation for Adivasi people in West Bengal, India. The organisation is linked to the All India Forward Bloc; the organisation was founded at a convention in Bankura January 28-29, 2009. The Bankura convention elected Jatin Soren and Nishikanta Mehta as joint presidents and Biswanath Kisku and Rebati Bhattacharya as joint general secretaries, as leaders of a 39-member State Committee; the Bankura convention adopted a twenty-one point list of demands. On 16 December 2010 seven activists of Agragami Adivasi Samiti were killed by the Communist Party of India; the seven were abducted from four separate villages in Purulia District. The killed had been prominent members of the organization locally. Following the killings, the CPI distributed posters claiming that the seven victims had aided security services; the murders were condemned by the All India Forward Bloc and the CPI. The All India Forward Bloc organised a 24-hour bandh in Purulia District in protest