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Glory (religion)

Glory is used to describe the manifestation of God's presence as perceived by humans according to the Abrahamic religions. Divine glory is an important motif throughout Christian theology, where God is regarded as the most glorious being in existence, it is considered that human beings are created in the Image of God and can share or participate, imperfectly, in divine glory as image-bearers, thus Christians are instructed to "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, glorify your Father in heaven" "Glory" is one of the most common praise words in scripture. In the Hebrew Bible, the concept of glory is expressed with several Hebrew words, including Hod and kavod; these original Hebrew Bible concepts for glory were translated in the Christian Testament as the Greek word doxa. The Hebrew word kavod has meant "importance", "weight", "deference", or "heaviness", but kavod means "glory", "respect", "honor", "majesty". In translating the Hebrew Bible, the Greek word used is δόξα, a word appearing extensively in the New Testament, written in Greek.

Doxa means "judgment, opinion", by extension, "good reputation, honor". St. Augustine rendered it as clara notitia cum laude, "brilliant celebrity with praise". In Exodus 33:19, Moses is told that no human being can see the glory of Yahweh and survive: And the Lord said to Moses, "This thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, I know you by name." Moses said, "Please show me your glory." And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name'the Lord'. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, will show mercy on whom I will show mercy." But, he said, "you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live." And the Lord said, "Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. I will take away my hand, you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen." The prophet Ezekiel writes in his vision: And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around.

And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, there was brightness around him. Like the appearance of the bow, in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around; such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, I heard the voice of one speaking. In the New Testament, the corresponding word is the Greek: δοξα, sometimes translated "brightness". For example, at the nativity of Christ: In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night. An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them, they were terrified. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.' In the event known as the Transfiguration of Jesus and Elijah appeared in glory with Jesus, the disciples who witnessed this revelation, Peter and John,'saw his glory'. In the gospel of John, Jesus says that His destiny begins to be fulfilled when Judas Iscariot sets out to betray Him: Now the Son of Man is glorified, God is glorified in Him (John 13:31.

Jesus subsequently addresses a long prayer to His Father in which he says: I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. Now, glorify me with that glory I had with you before the world existed. Catholic doctrine asserts. Catholic doctrine teaches, that God does not seek to be glorified for his own sake, but for the sake of mankind that they may know Him; the theologian C. S. Lewis, in his essay The Weight of Glory, writes "Glory suggests two ideas to me, of which one seems wicked and the other ridiculous. Either glory means to me fame, or it means luminosity." He concludes that glory should be understood in the former sense, but states that one should not desire fame before men, but fame before God. Glorification is the term used in the Orthodox Christian Church for the official recognition of a person as a saint of the Church; the Orthodox Christian term theosis is equivalent to the Protestant concept of glorification. It is in this sense that the resurrected bodies of the righteous will be "glorified" at the Second Coming.

As the soul was illuminated through theosis so the restored body will be illuminated by the grace of God when it is "changed" at the Parousia. This glorified body will be like the resurrected body of Jesus. In his dissertation "Concerning the End for which God Created the World", Jonathan Edwards concludes, "t appears that all, spoken of in the Scripture as an ultimate end of God's works is included in that one phrase,'the glory of God'." There are two events that occur during glorification, these are "the receiving of perfection by the elect before entering into the kingdom of heaven," and "the receiving of the resurrection bodies by the elect" Glorification is the third stage of Christian development. The first being justification sanctification, glorification. Glorification is the full realization o

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch is a Canadian author and literacy advocate. Known for her children's books, she has published poetry and fiction for adults. Sheree Fitch was born on 3 December 1956 in Ottawa, where her father was serving with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, her father was from Nova Scotia, her mother was from Sussex, New Brunswick. Sheree is the eldest of three children; when she was less than a year old, the family moved to New Brunswick. Three years they moved to Moncton, where they lived for ten years, to Fredericton. Sheree Fitch graduated from Fredericton High School in 1974 as her class's valedictorian, she married while still in her teens and had two sons, whom she raised as a single parent after divorcing at the age of 24. Sheree Fitch attended St. Thomas University in Fredericton as a mature student and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1987, she earned a Master of Arts in English from Acadia University in 1994. Her MA thesis was entitled "The Sweet Chorus of Ha, Ha, He!"

Polyphony in utterature: A collection of writings on children's poetry. In it she coined the term "utterature" to refer to "all literature which depends upon the oral tradition and community of listeners". In the 1990s Sheree Fitch was based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where her second husband Gilles Plante worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2001 he was transferred to Washington, D. C. and she spent 10 years there. Sheree Fitch and her husband now live in Nova Scotia. Sheree Fitch is best known as the author of children's poetry books characterized by "exuberant wordplay and humour", she began writing poems for her own young sons, took creative writing courses to develop her skills. She performed her poems at schools and libraries for several years before her first book, Toes in My Nose, with illustrations by Molly Bobak, was published in 1987, her second book, Sleeping Dragons All Around, was published in 1989 and won that year's Atlantic Booksellers' Choice Award. Its title comes by John Keats.

During the 1990s Doubleday Canada published several of Sheree Fitch's books of children's poetry, a number of which won awards. In 1992 There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen won the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Mr. Christie's Book Award for a book for children eight years and under, her 1995 book Mabel Murple won the Ann Connor Brimer Award, in 2000 she was awarded the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, presented to a Canadian author for a "body of work that, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates the highest literary standards". If You Could Wear My Sneakers: A Book about Children's Rights, published in 1998, was commissioned by UNICEF, its 15 poems are based on some of the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the rights to education, free speech and protection from war. Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski wrote the foreword for the book, which won the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award and the Atlantic Canadian Hackmatack Children's Choice Award.

In the 2000s Sheree Fitch continued to publish books for young children, including her first board book, Kisses Kisses Baby-O, presented to the families of all babies born in Nova Scotia in 2008 as part of a family literacy program. She expanded her range to the young adult fiction audience with her 2002 novel One More Step, followed by The Gravesavers in 2005. In addition to poetry and novels, Sheree Fitch has written two non-fiction books for children who are aspiring writers: Breathe, Write: Learning to Write with Everything You've Got, Writing Maniac: How I Grew up to be a Writer. In 1993 Sheree Fitch's book of poetry for adults, In This House are Many Women, was published, it deals with serious issues in the lives of working-class women. The title refers to a sequence of poems set in a shelter for women escaping domestic violence; the author identifies with the women in her poems, who are presented as survivors. Like her work for children, the adult poems play with words, but the material is darker, as in "Civil Servant", in which a receptionist in an unemployment office imagines herself as Saint Peter at the Pearly gates, asking her clients "Can I have your sin?".

An expanded edition of In This House are Many Women was published in 2004. Sheree Fitch's first novel for adults, Kiss the Joy as it Flies, was published in 2008; the heroine is a single parent and a writer with "realistic financial and familial problems, who experiences dark times without losing her playfulness and humour". Kiss the Joy as it Flies was shortlisted for the 2009 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Sheree Fitch is active in the promotion of literacy, both through her writing and performing for children, through her support of literacy organizations. In the 1990s she was a frequent guest and member of a discussion panel on Peter Gzowski's Morningside radio program on CBC Radio One; as a result, she became involved in the Peter Gzowski Invitational golf tournaments, which raise funds for literacy organizations. She has acted as the PGI tournament's poet laureate, including several times when the event was held in the Arctic, she is the Honorary Patron of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.

The LCNB's Sheree Fitch Adult Learner Scholarship Awards, which are awarded annually, honour her commitment to the cause of literacy. She is Honorary Spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Read to Me program, she sponsors the annual Sheree Fitch Prize for Young Writers awarded by the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick to a writer between 14 and 18 years old. S


Rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, is an aggressive and malignant form of cancer that develops from skeletal muscle cells that have failed to differentiate. It is considered to be a disease of childhood, as the vast majority of cases occur in those below the age of 18, it is described as one of the "small, blue cell tumours of childhood" due to its appearance on an H&E stain. Despite being a rare cancer, it accounts for 40% of all recorded soft tissue sarcomas. RMS can occur in any site on the body, but is found in the head, orbit, genitourinary tract and extremities. There are no clear risk factors for RMS, but the disease has been associated with some congenital abnormalities. Signs and symptoms vary according to tumor site, prognosis is tied to the location of the primary tumor. Common site of metastasis include the lungs, bone marrow, bones. There are a variety of defined histological types. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma comprises about 60 % of cases. Patient outcomes vary with 5 years survival rates between 35% and 95% depending on the type of RMS involved, so clear diagnosis is critical for effective treatment and management.

Accurate and quick diagnosis is difficult due to the heterogeneity of RMS tumors and a lack of strong genetic markers of the disease. Treatment involves a combination of surgery and radiation. Sixty percent to 70% of newly diagnosed patients with nonmetastatic disease can be cured using this combined approach to therapy. Despite aggressive multimodality treatment, less than 20% of patients with metastatic RMS are able to be cured of their disease. Given the difficulty in diagnosing rhabdomyosarcoma, definitive classification of subsets has proven difficult; as a result, classification systems vary by organization. However, rhabdomyosarcoma can be divided into three histological subsets: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common histological variant, comprising 60–70% of childhood cases, it is most common in children 0–4 years old, with a maximum reported incidence of 4 cases per 1 million children. ERMS is characterized by spindle-shaped cells with a stromal-rich appearance, the morphology is similar to the developing muscle cells of a 6–8 week old embryo.

Tumors present in the head and neck as well as the genitourinary tract. ERMS has two defined subtypes and spindle cell ERMS, these subtypes are associated with a favorable prognosis. Subtypes of ERMS Botryoid ERMS is always found in mucosal lined organs including the vagina and nasopharynx, it presents in patients <1 year old as a round, grape-like mass on the affected organ. Histologically, cells of the botryoid variant are defined by a dense tumor layer under an epithelium. Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma comprises about 3% of all RMS cases; this subtype is similar to that of leiomyosarcoma, it has a fascicular and leiomyomatous growth pattern with notable rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. It occurs most in the paratesticular region, the prognosis for this particular form of RMS is excellent with a reported 5 year survival rate of 95%. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is the second most common type. ARMS comprises 20–25% of RMS-related tumors, it is distributed among all age groups with an incidence of about 1 case per 1 million people ages 0 to 19.

For this reason, it is the most common form of RMS observed in young adults and teenagers, who are less prone to the embryonal variant. This type of RMS is characterized by densely-packed, round cells that arrange around spaces similar in shape to pulmonary alveoli, although variants have been discovered without these characteristic alveolar spacings. ARMS tends to form more in the extremities and peritoneum, it is typically more aggressive than ERMS. Anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma known as pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma, is the final variant of RMS recognized in most classification systems. Anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma is defined by the presence of anaplastic cells with large, lobate hyperchromatic nuclei and multipolar mitotic figures; these tumors display high heterogeneity and poor differentiation. The anaplastic cells may be diffuse or localized, with the diffuse variation correlating to a worse prognosis, it occurs most in adults in children, is discovered in the extremities. Due to the lack of discernible separation among cancers of this type, clinicians will label undiagnosed sarcomas with little to no discernible features as anaplastic RMS.

It is the most aggressive type of RMS, will require intensive treatment. There is an rare subtype of RMS, described as sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma by Folpe, et al, but it is not a recognized subtype by the NCI or WHO; this subtype has characteristic histology involving hyaline sclerosis and pseudovascular development. Its origins are unclear, but some studies have pointed to an association with embryonal RMS. Multiple classification systems have been proposed for guiding management and treatment, the most recent and used classification system is the "International Classification of Rhabdomyosarcoma" or ICR, it was created by the IRSG in 1995 after their series of four multi-institutional trials aimed at studying the presentation, histology and treatment of RMS. The ICR system is based on prognostic indicators identified in IRSG I–IV. Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma

Reuven Bar-On

Reuven Bar-On is an Israeli psychologist and one of the leading pioneers and researchers in emotional intelligence. Bar-On is thought to be the first to introduce the concept of an “EQ” to measure “emotional and social competence”, although the acronym was used earlier to describe ideas that were not associated with emotional intelligence per se. In the first copy of his doctoral dissertation, submitted in 1985, Bar-On proposed a quantitative approach to creating “an EQ analogous to an IQ score.” Bar-On developed a psychometric model of emotional intelligence. The Bar-On model is described as one of the three major models of emotional intelligence in the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, although other variations of these models have surfaced over the years. Bar-On created his model of social intelligence to expand psychological assessment; the focus of his doctoral research was psychological well-being. He wanted to include a wider range of contributors to performance. While working as a clinical psychologist, he became influenced by the emerging field of positive psychology and began shifting his interest from psychopathology to assessing and developing emotional intelligence which he argued is an integral part of positive psychology.

Bar-On's conceptual model describes an array of interrelated emotional and social competencies that determine how effective individuals are at understanding and expressing themselves, understanding others and interacting with them as well as coping with daily demands and challenges. These competencies are clustered into the following five meta-factors: the ability to be aware of emotions as well as to understand and express feelings; these five meta-factors comprise a total of 15 factors. In 1982, Bar-On began developing the precursor of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory™, designed to study and assess the emotional and social competencies he identified; the specific process involved in developing this self-report measure, how it was normed and validated as well as its psychometric properties are described elsewhere in much greater detail and by the author in numerous other publications. The 1997 published version of this assessment psychometric instrument comprises 133 items clustered into 15 scales, which loaded on the five composite scales assessing the five meta-factors described above.

The EQ-i™ was the first measure of emotional intelligence to be published by a psychological test publisher and the first such measure to be peer-reviewed in the Mental Measurement Yearbook, which described it as valid and reliable measure of the emotional intelligence concept. According to what has been posted on the publisher's website, the EQ-i™ was translated into more than 30 languages and used extensively worldwide. In addition to the self-report measure described here, a multi-rater version – the Bar-On EQ-360™ – was developed in 2003 and peer-reviewed in the Mental Measurement Yearbook. A youth version for children and adolescents – the Bar-On EQ-i:YV™ – was developed before that in 2000, based on the Bar-On model as well; the Bar-On EQ-i:YV™ was the first psychometric instrument to be published, designed to assess intelligent behavior in children and adolescents. In addition to being reviewed in the Mental Measurement Yearbook, it was selected by a team of psychometricians at the University of Oxford as the emotional intelligence test of choice for children, was recommended to the British Department of Education for use in schools throughout the United Kingdom.

Bar-On's original 1997 version of the EQ-i™ was revised in 2011by Multi-Health Systems. As is the case with other assessment instruments, the revision was conducted in an effort to avoid the language from becoming dated. According to the publisher's technical manual, the EQ-i 2.0™ is described as a revised psychometric instrument based on the original Bar-On model. The manual reveals that the overall correlation between the EQ-i 2.0™ and the original EQ-i™ is.90 and that the correlations between the scales of the two versions range from.49 to.90. Although a few scholars have questioned the construct validity of the Bar-On model, findings indicate that the Bar-On model of emotional intelligence affects: physical health. In addition to the validity studies referenced here as well as the reviews mentioned in the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology and in the Mental Measurement Yearbook, other researchers have concluded that the Bar-On model is a valid and reliable measure of emotional and social intelligence.

Additionally, Bar-On has authored or co-authored more than 40 publications describing h

Igbe religion

Igbe religion, popularly known as Igbe was founded by Ubiecha Etarakpo in 1858 and has its headquarters at 11, Egbo Street, Kokori Inland, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. The holy day is known as Edigbe, it is a religion based as its medium of worship to God. It began as a Urhobo-Kokori traditional sect, in the 20th century was influenced by an influx of Christian evangelism. Originating in Kokori, it spread in Urhobo nation and austral Nigeria at large; the adherents of the Igbe religion are monotheists who believe in an omnipresent, omnipotent and omnibenevolent God called Oghene and that he rewards the good and evil alike, according to their deeds. Dance is a core element of the Igbe; the adherents believe that by dancing, they draw on themselves the hand of the one and only monotheistic God. As dancing is a core element of the Igbe, there is no worship session without dancing, they sing native Urhobo songs in place of hymns. At worship services, the Igbe priest, always dressed in white dress and white head gears, administer native chalk on the worshippers for their protection.

The Igbe religion celebrates Ore Isi, for twelve days. It takes place every May. Igbe was founded in Kokori Nigeria. Ubiecha Etarakpo saw an apparition of two divine beings who "anointed" him to preach against immorality and witchcraft. After the alleged apparition, Ubiecha became eccentric and acted insanely as no day passed without him dancing; this scared the people from coming close. It was alleged that after the alleged apparition, Ubiecha performed amazing miracles predicted the future, healed the sick and miraculously identified witches, he built a worship house called'ogua' in his compound and, from there, ministered to the people with native white chalk. This brought people from across the Urhobo country to Kokori. Ubiecha died after gaining fame and wealth After Ubiecha's death and burial, his children became divided over succession. By tradition, his eldest son, Ibodje Ubiecha succeeded his father as chief head prophet. One of Ibodje's daughters, Mary Ibodje, a priestess broke away to establish her own branch before Ibodje death in 1986.

Jackson Ibodje, his eldest son, succeeded him. With the influx of Christianity into Kokori in the 20th century, the Igbe was influenced by the presence and works of the Christian Church's evangelism. Another Igbe organisation was founded by Chief Ogbevire Ogogo; this Igbe sect was infused with some elements of Christianity. They observed New Year holidays coupled with the Igbe core festival, it gained recognition and spread in Delta, Ondo and Lagos states of Nigeria. Though the Igbe extends beyond Urhobo land, the bulk of adherents remain Urhobo people and the principal medium of communication is the Urhobo language. Igbe has been criticized for rejecting conventional medical treatment. Igbe adherents administer the native chalk for treatment of ailments; this has been viewed as dangerous. There have been objections to the principal utilization of Urhobo language at worship sessions, it has been criticized as a religion of idol worship

Sergei Ivanov

Sergei Borisovich Ivanov is a Russian senior official and politician, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Environmental Activities and Transport since 12 August 2016. Ivanov was Minister of Defense of Russia from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, the First Deputy Prime Minister from February 2007 to May 2008. After the election of Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government. From December 2011 to August 2016, Ivanov was the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office. Having served in the Soviet KGB and its successor, the Federal Security Service, he holds the rank of colonel general. Before joining the federal administration in Moscow, Ivanov, a fluent speaker of English, served from the late 1970s in Europe and in Africa as a specialist in law and foreign languages; as an employee of the KGB in the Soviet Union era, Ivanov became a friend of his colleague Vladimir Putin, who appointed him as his Deputy in the late 1990s.

Ivanov was born on 31 January 1953 in Leningrad. In 1975, he graduated from the English translation branch of the Department of Philology at Leningrad State University, where he majored in English and Swedish. In the late 1970s, Ivanov began a two decades career on the staff of the external intelligence service. In 1976, he completed postgraduate studies in counterintelligence, graduating from Higher Courses of the KGB in Minsk. Upon graduating in 1976, Ivanov was sent to serve for the Leningrad and Leningrad Oblast KGB Directorate, where he became a friend of Vladimir Putin a colleague of his. In 1981, he studied at Red Banner Institute of KGB. In the 1980s, Ivanov served as the Second Secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Helsinki, working directly under the KGB resident Felix Karasev. In August 1998, Vladimir Putin became head of the FSB, appointed Ivanov his deputy; as deputy director of the Federal Security Service, Ivanov solidified his reputation in Moscow as a competent analyst in matters of domestic and external security.

On 15 November 1999, Ivanov was appointed secretary of the Security Council of Russia, an advisory body charged with formulating presidential directives on national security, by Boris Yeltsin. In that position, Ivanov replaced Putin as Yeltsin's national security adviser upon Putin's promotion to the premiership; as secretary, Ivanov was responsible for coordinating the daily work of the council, led by the president. But Ivanov's role as secretary was unclear to media observers. At the time of his appointment, the Security Council was a new institution.. Between 1992 and Ivanov's appointment in 1999, Yeltsin used the council as political expediency had dictated, but had not allowed it to emerge as a strong and autonomous institution. Ivanov's predecessors in that post, including Putin, according to Western analysts, were either the second most powerful political figure in Russia or the just another functionary lacking close access to the center of state power, depending on their relationship with Yeltsin.

Ivanov was named by Vladimir Putin, who had succeeded Yeltsin as President on 31 December 1999, as Russia's Minister of Defense in March 2001. That month Ivanov remained a member. Ivanov had resigned from military service around a year earlier, was a civilian while serving as secretary of the Security Council. Ivanov therefore became Russia's first civilian Defense minister. Putin called the personnel changes in Russia's security structures coinciding with Ivanov's appointment as Defense minister "a step toward demilitarizing public life." Putin stressed Ivanov's responsibility for overseeing military reform as Defense minister. Unsurprisingly to specialists on Russia, Ivanov became bogged down in the sheer difficulty of his duties as Deputy Prime Minister, but despite bureaucratic inertia and corruption in the military, Ivanov did preside over some changes the form of a shift towards a more professional army. Although Ivanov was not successful in abandoning the draft, he did downsize it; as Defense Minister, Ivanov worked with U.

S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to expand Russian-U. S. Cooperation against international terrorist threats to both states. On May 2001, Ivanov was elected chairman of the Council of Commonwealth of Independent States Defense Ministers. In October 2003, Sergei Ivanov claimed that Russia did not rule out a pre-emptive military strike anywhere in the world if the national interest demands it. In 2004, Sergei Ivanov acting Defense Minister, pledged state support to the suspects in Chechen leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev's assassination detained in Qatar and declared that their imprisonment was illegal. Qatari prosecutors concluded that the suspects had received the order to eliminate Zelimkhan Yandarbiev from Sergei Ivanov personally. In January 2006, Ivanov received criticism for his downplaying response to the public outcry over a brutal hazing incident at a military base in the Urals, which involved Andrey Sychyov as a victim, whose legs and genitals were amputated due to the vicious beatings and abuse.

From time to time Ivanov has disconcerted Western audiences with the bluntness of his remarks on international military and political issues, though his political orientation is moderate and liberal on economic issues. In a series of public comments on the 2003–2004 elections, for instance, he unequivocally stated his opposition to rolling back the Western-style economic reforms and privatizations of the 1990s. On 15 Dece