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Herod Agrippa

Herod Agrippa known as Herod or Agrippa I, was a King of Judea from 41 to 44 AD. He was the last ruler with the royal title reigning over Judea and the father of Herod Agrippa II, the last king from the Herodian dynasty; the grandson of Herod the Great and son of Aristobulus IV and Berenice, He is the king named Herod in the Acts of the Apostles 12:1: "Herod". Agrippa's territory comprised most of modern Israel, including Judea, Galilee and Perea. From Galilee his territory extended east to Trachonitis, he was born Marcus Julius Agrippa, so named in honour of Roman statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. Josephus informs us that, after the execution of his father, young Agrippa was sent by his grandfather, Herod the Great, to the imperial court in Rome. There, Tiberius conceived a great affection for him, had him educated alongside his son Drusus, who befriended him, future emperor Claudius. On the death of Drusus, recklessly extravagant and was in debt, was obliged to leave Rome, fleeing to the fortress of Malatha in Idumaea.

There, it was said, he contemplated suicide. After a brief seclusion, through the mediation of his wife Cypros and his sister Herodias, Agrippa was given a sum of money by his brother-in-law and uncle, Herodias' husband, Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, was allowed to take up residence in Tiberias, received the rank of aedile in that city, with a small yearly income, but having quarrelled with Antipas, he fled to governor of Syria. Soon afterwards he was convicted, through the information of his brother Aristobulus, of having received a bribe from the Damascenes, who wished to purchase his influence with the proconsul, was again compelled to flee, he was arrested as he was about to sail for Italy, for a sum of money which he owed to the treasury of Caesar, but made his escape, reached Alexandria, where his wife succeeded in procuring a supply of money from Alexander the Alabarch. He set sail, landed at Puteoli, he was favorably received by Tiberius, who entrusted him with the education of his grandson Tiberius Gemellus.

He formed an intimacy with Caligula a popular favorite. Agrippa was one day overheard by his freedman Eutyches expressing a wish for Tiberius's death and the advancement of Caligula, for this he was cast into prison. Following Tiberius' death and the ascension of Agrippa's friend Caligula in 37, Agrippa was set free and made king of the territories of Gaulanitis, Auranitis and Trachonitis, which his uncle Philip the Tetrarch had held, with the addition of Abila. Agrippa was awarded the ornamenta praetoria and could use the title amicus caesaris. Caligula presented him with a gold chain equal in weight to the iron one he had worn in prison, which Agrippa dedicated to the Temple of Jerusalem on his return to his ancestral homeland. In 39, Agrippa returned to Rome, brought about the banishment of his uncle, Herod Antipas; this created a Jewish kingdom. After the assassination of Caligula in 41, Agrippa was involved in the struggle over the accession between Claudius, the Praetorian Guard, the Senate.

How big a part Agrippa played is uncertain. Cassius Dio writes that Agrippa cooperated with Claudius in seeking rule. Flavius Josephus gives us two versions. In The Jewish War, Agrippa is presented as only a messenger to a energetic Claudius, but in The Antiquities of the Jews, Agrippa's role is central and crucial: he convinces Claudius to stand up to the Senate and the Senate to avoid attacking Claudius. After becoming Emperor, Claudius gave Agrippa dominion over Judea and Samaria and granted him the ornamenta consularia, at his request gave the kingdom of Chalcis in Lebanon to Agrippa's brother Herod of Chalcis, thus Agrippa became one of the most powerful kings of the east. His domain more or less equaled that, held by his grandfather Herod the Great. In the city of Berytus, he built a theatre and amphitheatre and porticoes, he was generous in Sebaste and Caesarea. Agrippa began the building of the third and outer wall of Jerusalem, but Claudius was not thrilled with the prospect of a fortified Jerusalem, he prevented him from completing the fortifications.

His friendship was courted by many of the neighboring kings and rulers, some of whom he housed in Tiberias, which caused Claudius some displeasure. Agrippa governed it to the satisfaction of the Jews, his zeal and public, for Judaism is recorded by Josephus, Philo of Alexandria and the rabbis. Because of this, his passage through Alexandria in the year 38 instigated anti-Jewish riots. At the risk of his own life, or at least of his liberty, he interceded with Caligula on behalf of the Jews, when that emperor was attempting to set up his statue in the Temple at Jerusalem shortly before his death in 41. Agrippa's efforts bore fruit and persuaded Caligula to temporarily rescind his order thus prevented the Temple's desecration. However, Philo of Alexandria recounts that Caligula issued a second order to have his statue erected in the Temple, prevented by Caligula's death; the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 12, where Herod Agrippa is called "King Herod", report that he persecuted the Jerusalem church, having James son of Zebedee killed and imprisoning Peter around the time of a Passover.

Blastus is mentioned in Acts as Herod's chamberlain. After Passover in 44, Agrippa went to Caesarea. In the

... Au delà du hasard

… Au delà du hasard is a composition for three women’s voices and four instrumental groups, by the French composer Jean Barraqué, written in 1958–59. It is the second part of a projected but unfinished cycle of works based on Hermann Broch’s novel The Death of Virgil, uses texts written by the composer based on a quotation from Broch’s novel, in the French translation by Albert Kohn. A performance lasts about forty minutes. After completing the first draft of Le Temps restitué in December, 1957, Barraqué temporarily set aside his Mort de Virgile project in order to collaborate with Jean Thibaudeau and Jacques Polieri on two dramatic projects; the projects foundered, Barraqué used some of the music he had composed for them in … Au delà du hasard. The manuscript score was completed on 22 December 1959, the composer added a dedication to André Hodeir, on 12 June 1961; the work was first performed on 26 January 1960 on a concert of the Domaine Musical at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris. The performers were Yvonne Loriod, Ethel Semser, Marie-Thérèse Cahn, Simone Codinas, Hubert Rostaing, the Jazz Groupe de Paris and the Ensemble du Domaine Musical, all conducted by Pierre Boulez.

The score was published in 1967 by Aldo Bruzzichelli in Florence. The composer described … Au delà du hasard as a kind of multidimensional musical vision. Several movements are interrelated, appearing and vanishing, embodying the idea of strangeness and heterogeneity; the perpetual variation has to do with the notion of "musical oblivion." All parameters... pitches, register, set up a complete contradiction with the orchestration. The jazz group is conceived here as one block of sound among others, as a harmonic agglomeration.. The work is in thirteen movements, performed without a break: "La Nuit sans rayons" "Incapables …" "Quelles Marques …" "La Démesure" "Dans la Multitude" "Instrumental 1" "Pour la Lisière …" "Instrumental 2" "Avant la Citation" "Aveuglé par le Rêve" "Instrumental 3" "... au delà des droites Lignes" "D’une Pensée sans nuit" The score is prefaced by a quotation from Albert Kohn’s translation of Broch

Bnai Zion Medical Center

The Bnai Zion Medical Center was established in 1922 as the first Jewish hospital in Haifa, the center offers medical care, education and services to the diverse and growing population of northern Israel. In a recent survey in a national newspaper, the Bnai Zion medical center was voted the first hospital in the Haifa region of Israel; the Bnai Zion medical center is a municipal public hospital with 450 beds. Attention is given to rehabilitation services that include: orthopedic, cardiological and occupational therapy, it is the only hospital in northern Israel with a comprehensive rehabilitation program. The center has an average of 142,000 visits per year and the emergency department receives 65,000 visits. In the center, 14,000 surgical procedures are performed per year. There are 3,500 births per year; the center has a workforce of 1,800 employees. The hospital is in a state of constant alert, at any moment it is ready to receive the victims of terrorist attacks. In times of national emergency, the entire medical center switches to crisis mode, at the time of the attack, it receives injured victims, who have a critical need for trauma care.

The Israeli government has designated the hospital as an official military hospital that meets the medical needs of soldiers in the region. During and after the Second Lebanon War, the hospital treated civilians and provided rehabilitation services to wounded military men and women; the center is within the range of rocket attacks from Lebanon. Since the emergency department of the hospital is vulnerable, Bnai Zion is raising funds to build a new protected underground unit, which will be fortified against nuclear and chemical attacks; the Bnai Zion medical center is affiliated with the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and serves as a teaching hospital for its students. Many of the center's department heads and physicians are on the faculty and are associated with their various medical research initiatives; the hospital operates one of the oldest nursing schools in Israel, which offers an academic degree. Bnai Zion Medical Center

2020–21 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

The 2020–21 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale. The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will take place between 4 October 2020 and 24 January 2021. In 2020, the UCI redesigned the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, expanding the total number of races to 14; the defending champions are Toon Aerts in the men's competition and Annemarie Worst in the women's competition. In comparison to last season, the season was expanded from nine to fourteen races. New races were added in Antwerp, Besançon, Dublin, Overijse, Villars and Zonhoven, while the races in Bern, Heusden-Zolder and Nommay were dropped. Official website

Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission was constituted on 6 March 2001 with the appointment of Justice Arvind Sawant from Bombay High Court as the first Chairperson along with Dr. Vijay Chitnis and Shri. M. R. Patil as the supporting members of the commission. According to TPHRA, 1993, the commission is entitled to perform any of the following functions: Autonomously investigate on a petition filed by a victim or any person on his/her behalf as a complaint ofViolation of human rights and instigation or Negligence in the prevention of such violations by any public servant. Get involved in any proceeding under allegation or violation of human right pending before a court with the approval of that court. Inspect living conditions of the inmates in any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection. Review the safeguards provided in the constitution or any other law for the time it is in force to ensure the protection of human rights Review the factors that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights Undertake and promote research and awareness programs in the field of human right Promote human right awareness through literacy campaigns, seminars etc for the protection and safeguards available under human rights practices.

Encourage involvement of Non-Government Organizations and individuals for expansion work in the field of human rights awareness. Perform any other functions that may be considered necessary for the promotion of human rights, it is clarified that though the Commission has the power to inquire in violation of human rights by a public servant. Instances where the human rights are violated by any individual citizen the Commission can intervene, if there is failure or negligence on the part of a public servant to prevent any such violation

George Lambert (English painter)

George Lambert was an English landscape artist and theatre scene painter. With Richard Wilson he is recognised as a pioneer of English landscape for its own sake. Lambert was born in Kent and studied art under Warner Hassells and John Wootton, soon attracting attention by the quality of his landscape painting, he painted many fine landscapes in the style of Gaspar Poussin and Salvator Rosa. Many of his landscapes were finely engraved by François Vivares, James Mason, others, including a set of views of Plymouth and Mount Edgcumbe, a view of Saltwood Castle in Kent, another of Dover, a landscape presented to the Foundling Hospital in London. Lambert obtained a great reputation as a scene-painter, working at first for the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, in London, under John Rich; when Rich moved to Covent Garden Theatre, Lambert secured the assistance of Amiconi, together they produced scenery of far higher quality than any executed. Lambert was a man of jovial temperament and shrewd wit, spent his evenings at work in his painting-loft at Covent Garden Theatre, to which men of note in the fashionable or theatrical world resorted to share his supper of a beef-steak, freshly cooked on the spot.

Out of these meetings arose the well-known "Beefsteak Club" which long maintained a high social reputation. Most of Lambert's scene-paintings perished when Covent Garden Theatre was destroyed by fire in 1808. Lambert was a friend of William Hogarth and a member of the jovial society that met at'Old Slaughter's' Tavern in St Martin's Lane. In 1755 he was one of the committee of artists, he was a member of the Society of Artists of Great Britain, exhibited with them in 1761 and the three following years, during the same period contributed to the Academy exhibitions. In 1765 he and other members seceded and formed the Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain, of which he was elected the first president. In conjunction with Samuel Scott, Lambert painted a series of Indian views for the old East India House in Leadenhall Street, he etched two prints after Salvator Rosa. Lambert was associated in 1735 with George Vertue and John Pine in obtaining a bill from parliament securing artists a copyright on their works.

Lambert's portraits were painted by Thomas Hudson, John Vanderbank, Hogarth. Lambert's most famous painting is "A view of Box Hill, Surrey" which depicts a well-known beauty spot south of London. Hogarth considered Lambert a rival to the famous French landscape painter Claude Lorrain with respect to his use of soft light to unify the scene in this painting. Though he never visited Italy he was inspired by the classical tradition of landscape painting. Lambert died on 30 November 1765 at his home on the Piazza in Covent Garden, his pupils included John Collett. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Lambert, George". Dictionary of National Biography. 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 42 paintings by or after George Lambert at the Art UK site George Lambert online Paintings by Lambert