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Hezekiah was, according to the Bible, the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah. Edwin Thiele concluded that his reign was between c. 715 and 686 BC. He is considered a righteous king In the Books of Kings, he is one of the most prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the Bible and is one of the kings mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. According to the Bible, Hezekiah witnessed the destruction of the northern Kingdom of Israel by Sargon's Assyrians in c. 722 BC and was king of Judah during the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 701 BC. Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms, including a strict mandate for the sole worship of Yahweh and a prohibition on venerating other deities within the Temple of Jerusalem. Isaiah and Micah prophesied during his reign; the name Hezekiah means "Yahweh strengthens" in Hebrew. The main account of Hezekiah's reign is found in 2 Kings 18–20, Isaiah 36–39, 2 Chronicles 29–32 of the Hebrew Bible. Proverbs 25:1 mentions that it is a collection of King Solomon's proverbs that were "copied by the officials of King Hezekiah of Judah".

His reign is referred to in the books of the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Micah. The books of Hosea and Micah record. Hezekiah was the son of King Abijah, his mother, was a daughter of the high priest Zechariah. Based on Thiele's dating, Hezekiah was born in c. 741 BCE. He was married to Hephzi-bah, he died from natural causes at the age of 54 in c. 687 BCE, was succeeded by his son Manasseh. According to the Bible, Hezekiah assumed the throne of Judah at the age of 25 and reigned for 29 years; some writers have proposed. His sole reign is dated by William F. Albright as 715–687 BCE, by Edwin R. Thiele as 716–687 BCE. Hezekiah purified and repaired the Temple, purged its idols, reformed the priesthood. In an effort to abolish idolatry from his kingdom, he destroyed the high places and the "bronze serpent", recorded as being made by Moses, which became objects of idolatrous worship. In place of this, he centralized the worship of God at the Jerusalem Temple. Hezekiah defeated the Philistines, "as far as Gaza and its territory", resumed the Passover pilgrimage and the tradition of inviting the scattered tribes of Israel to take part in a Passover festival.

He sent messengers to Ephraim and Manasseh inviting them to Jerusalem for the celebration of the Passover. The messengers, were not only not listened to, but were laughed at; the Passover was celebrated with great solemnity and such rejoicing as had not been in Jerusalem since the days of Solomon. Hezekiah is portrayed by the Bible as a good king. After the death of Assyrian king Sargon II in 705 BCE, Sargon's son Sennacherib became king of Assyria. In 703 BCE, Sennacherib began a series of major campaigns to quash opposition to Assyrian rule, starting with cities in the eastern part of the realm. In 701 BCE, Sennacherib turned toward cities in the west. Hezekiah had to face the invasion of Judah. According to the Bible, Hezekiah did not rely on Egypt for support, but relied on God and prayed to Him for deliverance of his capital city Jerusalem; the Assyrians recorded that Sennacherib lifted his siege of Jerusalem after Hezekiah paid Sennacherib tribute. The Bible records that Hezekiah paid him three hundred talents of silver and thirty of gold as tribute sending the doors of the Temple to produce the promised amount, but after the payment was made, Sennacherib renewed his assault on Jerusalem.

Sennacherib sent his Rabshakeh to the walls as a messenger. The Rabshakeh addressed the soldiers manning the city wall in Hebrew, asking them to distrust Yahweh and Hezekiah, claiming that Hezekiah's righteous reforms were a sign that the people should not trust their god to be favorably disposed. 2 Kings 19:15 records that Hezekiah went to the Temple and there he prayed to God. Knowing that Jerusalem would be subject to siege, Hezekiah had been preparing for some time by fortifying the walls of the capital, building towers, constructing a tunnel to bring fresh water to the city from a spring outside its walls, he made at least two major preparations that would help Jerusalem to resist conquest: the construction of the Siloam Tunnel, construction of the Broad Wall. "When Sennacherib had come, intent on making war against Jerusalem, Hezekiah consulted with his officers about stopping the flow of the springs outside the city … for otherwise, they thought, the King of Assyria would come and find water in abundance".

The narratives of the Bible state. According to the biblical record, Sennacherib sent threatening letters warning Hezekiah that he had not desisted from his determination to take the Judean capital. Although they besieged Jerusalem, the biblical accounts state that the Assyrians did not so much as "shoot an arrow there... nor cast up a siege rampart against it", that God sent out an angel who, in one night, struck down "a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians," sending Sennacherib back "with shame of face to his own land". Sennacherib's inscriptions make no mention of the disaster suffered by

How Do I Look

How Do I Look is a 2006 American documentary directed by Wolfgang Busch. The film chronicles ball culture in Philadelphia over a ten-year period. Wolfgang Busch began interviewing subjects from the ball circuit in the mid-1990s and continued filming for a decade. How Do I Look documents the ball culture, which began in the 1920s during the Harlem Renaissance, has since influenced mainstream artists and musicians; the film follows several ball "legends" such as Willi Ninja, Kevin Ultra-Omni, Octavia St. Laurent, Pepper LaBeija and Jose Xtravaganza. Many of the subjects that are featured in How Do I Look were featured in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. How Do I Look explores the prejudices members of the ball culture face due to their sexuality and race. In a 2005 New York Times article, choreographer Willi Ninja commented about the mainstream society's readiness to embrace facets of ball culture while rejecting the Ball "children" due to their sexuality:... "If Madonna does voguing, it's O.

K." he added. "But when the ball children dance now, people say,'Oh, it's a bunch of crazy queens throwing themselves on the floor.'" Other subjects speak about their attempts to forge careers in mainstream society and the effect that HIV and AIDS has had on ball culture as many of the subjects featured died of AIDS during or shortly after filming was complete. How Do I Look was filmed in New York City and Philadelphia, it premiered at the NewFest Film Festival in New York City in June 2006. The assistant director was Kevin Burrus. How Do I Look was released on Region 1 DVD in the United States. Official website How Do I Look on IMDb

Wiesbadener Knabenchor

The Wiesbadener Knabenchor is a mixed boys' choir founded in 1960 in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. First a parish choir at the Ringkirche, it developed into a concert choir which has appeared internationally in countries such as Bulgaria and Australia, has made recordings; the pastor at the Ringkirche in Wiesbaden, Hugo Herrfurth, founded a boys' choir with boys' and men's voices in 1960, based on the long traditions of boys' choirs in Germany. It developed into a concert choir of 70 voices aged 6 to 35, conducted by Roman Twardy since 2001, they perform in services in Wiesbaden churches, in concert both at home and on tour. The choir has been a member of the Verband Deutscher Konzertchöre since 1998. In 2002, the choir became a member of the European Federation of Choirs in Brussels; the Wiesbadener Knabenchor performs a broad repertoire, from a cappella folk songs to contemporary music, with a focus on Baroque music such as the oratorios by Johann Sebastian Bach and the works of Johann Rosenmüller.

The choir has participated in concerts with artists such as Montserrat Caballé and orchestras such as the Brandenburgische Philharmonie Potsdam. It made several recordings; the choir has toured in several European countries, including Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovakia. On an invitation from the Goethe-Institut in 1997, the choir toured in Australia. In 2003, the choir performed Bach's St John Passion in Switzerland and France, including the festival Printemps Baroque. In 2004, the Wiesbadener Knabenchor was the first German boys' choir to perform in Bulgaria after the end of socialism, singing in Sofia, Blagoevgrad and Sandanski; the choir maintains contact with other boys' and youth choirs, for example singing Bach's Christmas Oratorio jointly with the Varpelis choir from Kaunas, Lithuania. The choir has a tradition of concerts during Advent and Christmas, singing at St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden. In 2013, the Wiesbadener Knabenchor was awarded the Kulturpreis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, the culture prize of Wiesbaden.

The jury wrote that the choir has enriched the cultural life of the city for more than fifty years, with high artistic quality, that it has been an ambassador of the capital and worked in exchange with youth choirs in other countries. Official website Literature by and about Wiesbadener Knabenchor in the German National Library catalogue Wiesbadener Knabenchor discography at Discogs Barbara Yurtöven: Wiesbadener Knabenchor besteht seit 60 Jahren Wiesbadener Kurier, 1 December 2017

Glade, Kansas

Glade is a city in Phillips County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 96. Glade was a shipping point on the Lenora division of the Missouri Pacific railroad. A post office was opened in Glade in 1908, remained in operation until 1989, it was discontinued in 1996. Glade is located at 39°40′57″N 99°18′39″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 96 people, 39 households, 24 families residing in the city; the population density was 384.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 56 housing units at an average density of 224.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 1.0 % from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population. There were 39 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.5% were non-families.

35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13. The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 114 people, 44 households, 31 families residing in the city; the population density was 473.0 people per square mile. There were 51 housing units at an average density of 211.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 1.75% from two or more races. There were 44 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,183. There were no families and 5.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64. Kirwin Reservoir CityGlade - Directory of Public OfficialsSchoolsUSD 325, local school districtMapsGlade City Map, KDOT

Bristol Type 200

The Bristol Type 200 was a proposal for a short-range aircraft by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1956. Although it was designed in response to a specification issued by British European Airways, the Type 200 was larger than the airline's requirements and was closer to the Boeing 727 in size and range; the project was cancelled. The Trident went on to have a production run of 117, while the 727 had a production run of over 1800. Along with the Vickers V-1000, it is seen by some as one of the great "what ifs" of British aviation, although it never got beyond the drawing board. In 1955 BEA issued a specification for an aircraft to replace its Vickers Viscount and Vickers Vanguard turboprop airliners; the airline's requirements were for an aeroplane that could carry a payload of 100 passengers over a range of 1,000 miles. Along with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, de Havilland and Vickers proposed designs based around BEA's specification, but the B200 was the only Trijet proposal and it won the competition.

De Havilland, were in trouble after the Comet disaster but Bristols had a full workload. The British government asked Bristol to share the B200 work with DH and, in return, were promised the government's support on their Type 188 Mach 2 fighter project; the two companies worked together unhappily for about six months and it was obvious that they were not compatible. The government required DH to form another company large enough to continue the development without Bristol's involvement. Accordingly, "Airco" was formed by DH. A number of European and American airlines became interested in the aircraft and Boeing were aware of this. BEA decided that after all the B200 design was over-large for its needs and requested that the aircraft be scaled down and this smaller version became known as the Trident. Boeing saw this scaling-down as a mistake and took the initiative of developing the Boeing 727 as a B200 replica. History recalls that BEA and DH subsequently realised that the scaling-down had been a costly mistake and DH hurriedly set about a "scaling up" exercise to form Tridents 2 and 3 derivatives.

But the market had by been lost to DH and captured by Boeing with large sales for its 727. The design of the Type 200 was marginally larger than the specifications that were issued by BEA; this reflected the opinion of Archibald Russell and his team, who believed that a larger aircraft had better potential in the international market. The Type 200 was close to the Boeing 727 in range; the project attracted interest from various European and American airlines, including Pan Am, who invited senior members of the design team to a meeting in the US. Under pressure from the British government to merge with other aerospace companies, Bristol collaborated with Hawker Siddeley on the Type 200, but in 1958 BEA selected the Trident and the Type 200 was cancelled; the design had three engines mounted at the rear of the fuselage, one on either side and one in the fin. The empennage was a T-tail arrangement to keep the horizontal stabiliser above the central engine; the Type 200 was the first design to have this T-tail trijet configuration, used on several aircraft.

There was speculation about several engines that might have been used on the aircraft, including the Bristol Orpheus turbojet, The Bristol Olympus, the Rolls Royce RB.140/RB.141 or Pratt & Whitney's J57. Bristol developed several other concepts based on the Type 200, none of, built; the Type 201 was a long-range version of the aircraft, proposed for BOAC in 1956. The Type 205 was a short-range version with four engines mounted at the rear of the fuselage, similar to the Vickers VC10; the Type 200 and its related developments were used to contribute to the design of the BAC 1-11. Data from Flight International 1958 General characteristics Capacity: 100 seats Length: 121 ft 6 in Wingspan: 91 ft Height: Max. Takeoff weight: 120,000 lb Powerplant: 3 × Bristol Orpheus/Bristol Olympus/Rolls-Royce RB.140/Pratt & Whitney J57 jet enginePerformance Cruise speed: more than 600 mph Range: 1,700 mi Artist's impression of the Bristol Type 200 from the Aviation Archive

Jim Forkum

Jim Forkum is a member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County for the 9th district. He is retired from working for State Farm Insurance, he is Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Parks, Library and Public Entertainment Facility Committee and the Traffic and Parking Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Belmont College in 1970. Jim Forkum sponsored a resolution that asked Metro Police to seek funding for surveillance equipment to catch people in the act of illegal dumping, which costs the state around $2 million annually, he sponsored a resolution that asks the Metro School board to aid in determine the feasibility of installing video cameras on the sides of school buses to aid in identifying drivers who don't stop while bus drivers are picking up children. He voted against canceling zoning in Percy Priest Lake, for Sylvan Park historic zoning, for Lower Broadway historic zoning, against a Westin Hotel on Lower Broadway, for rezoning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

On the third reading, he voted for the proposal for a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds, which included provisions for hotels, condos and other businesses on the land adjacent to the stadium