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Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Encyclopedia of Hinduism, 1st ed. 2012, is a comprehensive, multi-volume, English language encyclopedia of Hinduism, comprising Sanātana Dharma, a Sanskrit phrase, meaning "the eternal law", or the "eternal way", used to refer to Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. It is a 7,184 page, 11-volume publication with full-color illustrations of temples, thinkers and festivals. Encyclopedia of Hinduism is an inspiration and dream project of Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan and India Heritage Research Foundation. Under preparation for 25 years, it has been edited by Dr. Kapil Kapoor with contribution from over 2000 scholars; the encyclopaedia provides conceptual perspective and a general understanding of the different facets of Hinduism. It does not confine itself to religion alone, has in it entries on art, language, philosophy, polity and women's studies; the editorial introduction records: "This encyclopaedia has been prepared to give a comprehensive idea of an ancient way of life, a culture that has roots going back thousands of years and has been called ‘Hinduism’ in the last two hundred years of English discourse.

It is a book of knowledge about facts, systems, institutions, texts and values of, what in fact is, a continuity of one of the two living knowledge cultures of the world, the Vedic. Hindu society has been a ‘knowledge society’ in its proper sense for at least 5000 years: the word ‘Veda’ itself means ‘knowledge'."On 3–4 April 2010, a preview and blessings ceremony for the Encyclopedia of Hinduism was held at Parmarth Niketan, attended by the Dalai Lama, M. M. Swami Gurusharananand, Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza, Swami Ramdev, Sant Shri Morari Bapu and other religious leaders as well as top political leaders, including Shri L. K. Advani and then-Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, IHRF board members and trustees; the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism was launched at the University of South Carolina on 26 September 2013. The Encyclopedia of Hinduism was presented to the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 23 June 2014; the idea was conceived by Swami Chidanand Saraswati, president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, at a Hindu-Jain Temple in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1987.

Subsequently, in November of the same year, the India Heritage Research Foundation was formed to execute the idea of preparing an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Dr. K. L. Seshagiri Rao, Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies at University of Virginia was appointed the Chief Editor. Over the next five years, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Dr. K. L. Seshagiri Rao assembled an international team of scholars. In 1998, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India at the time, spoke effusively in praise of the project: "Your undertaking is rightly called the'Project of the Third Millennium.’ This is a monumental undertaking. It is indeed a Jnana Yajna. Hence, all those who have offered their time and scholarship as ahuti for the success of this Yajna deserve our heartiest applause and felicitations."In early 2006, Dr. Kapil Kapoor, Professor of English and Concurrent Professor of Sanskrit Studies who had retired as rector for Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi the previous year, was appointed chief editor of the project.

Physicist Varadaraja V. Raman served one of four executive editors, for which Raman wrote on Hinduism and Science, otherwise "served diligently, reviewing and rewriting articles where necessary." The first volume of the encyclopedia contains a 44-page foreword by Dr. Karan Singh. In the opening paragraph, he writes: "Hinduism calls itself the Sanatana Dharma, the eternal faith, because it is based not upon the teachings of a single preceptor but on the collective wisdom and inspiration of great seers and sages from the dawn of Indian civilization."The closing comments of Dr. Singh's forward begin with the following note: "The long awaited publication of a massive eleven-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a major publishing event. Many years of scholarship and devotion have gone into the preparation of what will be a landmark in the history of Hindu research." Indrajit Hazra, writing for Hindustan Times, said its "entries are crisp, provide background and foreground, come with a bibliography."

The review goes on to add: "The production is excellent, as is the quality of images that are scattered across the volumes. With entries that include the Dhammapada, the'Chipko movement', as well as the'Saura Mandala' this is an encyclopedia that doesn't define'Hinduism' in any narrow, proselytising way."Hazra concludes his review by calling the encyclopedia "a startlingly good treasure trunk for anyone interested in the history of ideas to dip into." Former Home Minister of India L. K. Advani called the work "a landmark publication." Official website

Whiskey Pete's

Whiskey Pete's is a hotel and casino in Primm, United States. The hotel has newly renovated 777 rooms and suites, a large swimming pool, gift shop and four restaurants. Whiskey Pete's is one of the Primm Valley Resorts and operated by Affinity Gaming; the casino includes a race and sports book. The area was owned by a gas station owner named Pete MacIntyre. Pete is believed to have had a difficult time making ends meet selling gas and had resorted to bootlegging. Primm history remembers him as "Whiskey Pete." When Whiskey Pete died in 1933, legend has it that he wanted to be buried standing up with a bottle of bootleg in his hands so he could watch over the area. Whiskey Pete's unmarked grave was accidentally exhumed while workers were building a connecting bridge from Whiskey Pete's to Buffalo Bill's; the body was moved and is now said to be buried in one of the caves where Pete cooked up his moonshine. Whiskey Pete's was opened in 1977 by Ernest Jay Primm as the first of the casinos to be located at what was called State Line.

In 1983, a new hotel tower was constructed as part of an expansion of the property. In late 1998, Whiskey Pete's offered the roof of the parking garage as a Valley Hospital Flight For Life Base. Whiskey Pete's lobby displays the car in which Clyde were killed; the car was displayed at Whiskey Pete's for several years into the 1990s, but moved to Primm Valley Resort to Terrible's Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi, before returning to Whiskey Pete's in July 2011. Alexander Harris, a seven-year-old child from Mountain View, California was reported missing from the video arcade of Whiskey Pete's in November 1987. A body was discovered one month off the property. Howard Lee Haupt, of San Diego, was arrested on suspicion, but was acquitted of all charges in 1989. Free shuttle buses operate between Whiskey Pete's and the resorts other hotels, Primm Valley Resort and Buffalo Bill's. Whiskey Pete's is connected to Primm Valley Resort by a free single-car monorail across Interstate 15; the tram was constructed by Schwager-Davis using the UniTrak technology and was retrofitted in 1996.

The tram can transport 1,200 people, per hour, per direction. Doors on either side allow passengers to enter and exit the tram at the same time, thus reducing the dwell time from 2 minutes to 1 minute. Trams arrive every 3 to 5 minutes. Roach, Nevada Official website

Atchison, Kansas

Atchison is a city and county seat of Atchison County, United States, situated along the Missouri River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,021; the city is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway. Atchison was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Atchison is home of Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal-arts college. Atchison was founded in 1854 and named in honor of Missouri senator David Rice Atchison, when Kansas was opened for settlement, interested some of his friends in the scheme of forming a city in the new territory. Senator Atchison was interested in ensuring that the population of the new Kansas Territory would be majority pro-slavery, as he had been a prominent promoter of both slavery and the idea of popular sovereignty over the issue in the new lands. However, it seems that all were not agreed upon the location he had selected, on July 20, 1854, Dr. John H. Stringfellow, Ira Norris, Leonidas Oldham, James B.

Martin and Neal Owens left Platte City, Missouri, to decide upon a site. They found a site, the natural outlet of a remarkably rich agricultural region just open to settlement. George M. Million and Samuel Dickson had staked claims near the river. Million sold his claim for $1,000—an exorbitant price. Eighteen persons were present when the town company was formally organized by electing Peter T. Abell, president; the site was divided into 100 shares by the company, of which each member retained five shares, the remainder being reserved for common benefit of all. By September 20, 1854, Henry Kuhn had surveyed the 480 acres and made a plat, the next day was fixed for the sale of lots, an event of great importance as it had become understood that Senator Atchison would make a speech upon the political question of the day, hence the sale would be of political as well as business significance. At his meeting on the 21st, two public institutions of vital interest to a new community were planned for—a hotel and a newspaper.

Each share of stock in the town company was assessed $25, the proceeds to be used to build the National Hotel, completed in the spring of 1855, $400 was donated to Dr. Stringfellow and Robert S. Kelley to erect a printing office; the Squatter Sovereign, a paper with strong pro-slavery sentiments, was first issued on February 3, 1855. It had been published at Liberty, under the name of the Democratic Platform. In the spring of 1857 it was purchased by Samuel C. Pomeroy, Robert McBratney and F. G. Adams, who changed its policy and published it as a free-state paper until the fall of the same year, when Pomeroy became the sole owner; the first post office in Atchison was established April 1855, with Kelley as postmaster. It was opened in a small building in the block occupied by the Otis house. In July 1883, the free-delivery system was inaugurated. For years there had been considerable trade up and down the Missouri River, which had centered at Leavenworth, but in June 1855, several overland freighters, such as Livingston, Kinkead & Co. and Hooper & Williams were induced to select Atchison as their outfitting point and formed the basis that established Atchison as a commercial center.

Early merchants to establish businesses in the new town were Burns Bros.. Stephen Johnston and Samuel Dickson. On August 30, 1855, Atchison was incorporated. Dr. Stringfellow had North Atchison surveyed and platted in the fall of 1857; this started a fever of additions. In February 1858, West Atchison was laid out by John Roberts, in May Samuel Dickson had his property surveyed as South Atchison. Still another addition was made by John Challis; until 1858, the city was a pro-slavery bastion, but by that year, the anti-slavery forces took control of the city. On February 12, 1858, the legislature issued a charter to the city of Atchison, approved by the people on March 2 at a special election; the first city officers were elected at a second special election on March 13, 1858, Republican Samuel C. Pomeroy was elected mayor; the German element Catholic, opposed the Sunday closing laws of the new city government, but a satisfactory compromise was reached that allowed the sale of beer on Sundays after church services.

The first schools in the town were private, including parochial schools operated by the Germans. One of the first English schools was opened in 1857 by Lizzie Bay; the first school district was established in October 1858, a month the Atchison free high school was opened at the corner of Atchison and Commercial streets. At the outbreak of the American Civil War there were three militia companies organized in Atchison, whose members enlisted in the Kansas regiments, they were known as Companies A, C and “At All Hazards”. Early in September 1861, a home guard was organized in the town to protect it in case of invasion from Missouri, on the 15th of the month another company was raised, subsequently mustered into a state regiment. In 1863 the city of Atchison raised $4,000 to assist the soldiers from the county and after the Lawrence Massacre a like sum was subscribed to assist the stricken people of that city. Citizens of the town joined the vigilance committees that so materially aided the civil authorities in suppressing raiding and the lawless bands of thieves that infested the border counties.

During the war, Atchison was the headquarters of numerous bands of jayhawkers including the notorious Charles Metz, known as Cleveland. Metz, a former prisoner at t


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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is one of the three medical universities in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It began in 1961 with the establishment of the Schools of Dentistry. Following the merging of some of the treatment and educational units and organizations affiliated to the Ministry of Health and “Melli University” in 1986, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences began its activities independently. In addition to educating students and research, the university is responsible for providing health for five million citizens who live in the northern and eastern parts of Tehran, some of the cities near the capital; the university is government funded. Its administration is the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the University Council, eight Vice -Chancellors in international and education, health, treatment and drugs, students affairs; the SBUMS is the second largest medical university in Iran, educates 12500 students in medicine and allied medical sciences. The university has been ranked 10 in Iran according to CWTS Leiden Ranking, after Shahid Beheshti University and before Ferdowsi University of Mashad: Ranking by number of publications 2012-2013: Rank in world: 2016, Medical: 6 2013-2014: Rank in world: 1711, Medical: 5 2014-2015: Rank in world: 1053, Medical: 5 2015-2016: Rank in world: 926, Medical: 2 The university has 12 schools admitting students for 40 fellowships, 24 sub-specialties, 34 specialties, 43 PhDs, 3 general medical fields, to 63 majors at MSC and BSC levels.

The university has 1300 academic staff. The university includes a 4 research institutes, 62 research centers. School of Medicine School of Dentistry School of Pharmacy School of Public Health School of Rehabilitation School of Traditional Medicine School of Paramedical Sciences School of Medical Education Sciences School of Nursing And Midwifery School of Health, Safety And Environment School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine School of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology Research Institute for Dental Sciences Research Institute for Endocrine Science National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute National Research Institute for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Anesthesiology Research Center Behavioral Science Research Center Cancer Research Center Cardio-Vascular Research Center Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center Chronic Respiratory Disease Research Center Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center Dental Research Center Dentofacial Deformities Research Center Endocrinology Research Center Endocrine Physiology Research Center Endodontic Research Center Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center Lung Transplantation Research Center Medical Ethics and Law Research Center Mycobacteriology Research Center Neuroscience Research Center Nutrition And Endocrine Research Center Ophthalmic Research Center Pediatric Congenital Hematologic Disorders Research Center Pediatric Respiratory Disease Research Center Pediatric Surgery Research Center Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center Physical-Therapy Research Center Phytochemistry Research Center Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Research Center Preventive Dentistry Research Center Prevention of Metabolic Diseases Research Center Protein Technology Research Center Proteomics Research Center Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center for Genomics Research Center for Medical Nano-Technology and Tissue Engineering Research Center for Neurosurgery and Functional Nerves Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center Skin Research Center Social Determinants of Health Research Center Telemedicine Research Center Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center Toxicological Research Center Tracheal Disease Research Center Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center Urology and Nephrology Research Center Virology Research Center Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center Pediatric Neurology Research CenterUniversity WHO collaborating centers WHOCC for Endocrine & Metabolism Diseases WHOCC for Tuberculosis Education WHOCC for Training & Research Dental Public Health WHOCC for the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Program WHOCC on Tobacco Control WHOCC for Research and Training in Nutrition WHOCC for Educational Development The university admits international students in different levels and degrees.

All registration affairs are undertaken by the office of vice-chancellor. The National Center of Drug and Toxin Information began its mission in 2010; the SBMU Vice-Chancellor Office in Administration and Resources Development Affairs is in charge of developing resources for educational, research and treatment. The Faculty of Health and Environment educates the students in: occupational safety and health, health aspects of solid and liquid waste treatment, air pollution control, industrial machinery safety designing, control of harmful physical and chemical factors in workplace fire engineering. Higher Education in Iran Shahid Beheshti University SBUMS Official website