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Hosea

In the Hebrew Bible, son of Beeri, was an 8th-century BC prophet in Israel who authored the book of prophecies bearing his name. He is one of the Twelve Prophets of the Jewish Hebrew Bible known as the Minor Prophets of the Christian Old Testament. Hosea is seen as a "prophet of doom", but underneath his message of destruction is a promise of restoration; the Talmud claims. The period of Hosea's ministry extended to some sixty years, he was the only prophet of Israel of his time who left any written prophecy; the name Hosea, meaning'salvation', or'He saves', or'He helps', seems to have been not uncommon, being derived from the auspicious verb from which we have the recurring word salvation. It may be a contraction of a larger form of which the divine name or its abbreviation formed a part, so as to signify "YHWH helps". According to the Bible Numbers 13:8, 13:16, the original name of Joshua, son of Nun, until Moses gave him the longer, theophoric name Yehoshua, "YHWH is salvation". Although it is not expressly stated in the Book of Hosea, it is apparent from the level of detail and familiarity focused on northern geography, that Hosea conducted his prophetic ministries in the Northern Israel of which he was a native.

In Hosea 5:8 ff. There seems to be a reference to the Syro-Ephraimite War which led to the capture of the kingdom by the Assyrians. Hosea’s long ministry seems to have ended before the fall of Samaria in 722/721. Little is known about the life or social status of Hosea. According to the Book of Hosea, he married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, but she proved to be unfaithful. Hosea knew she would be unfaithful, as God says this to him in the opening statements of the book; this marriage was arranged in order to serve to the prophet as a symbol of Israel's unfaithfulness to the Lord. His marriage will dramatize the breakdown in His people Israel. Hosea's family life reflected the "adulterous" relationship which Israel had built with polytheistic gods, his children's names represent God’s estrangement from Israel. They are prophetic of the fall of the ruling dynasty and the severed covenant with God – much like the prophet Isaiah a generation later; the name of Hosea's daughter, Lo-ruhamah, which translates as'not pitied', is chosen as a sign of displeasure with the people of Israel for following false gods.

The name of Hosea's son, Lo-ammi, which translates as'not my people', is chosen as a sign of the Lord's displeasure with the people of Israel for following those false gods. One of the early writing prophets, Hosea used his own experience as a symbolic representation of God and Israel; the relationship between Hosea and Gomer parallels the relationship between Israel. Though Gomer runs away from Hosea and sleeps with another man, he loves her anyway and forgives her. Though the people of Israel worshipped false gods, God continued to love them and did not abandon his covenant with them; the Book of Hosea was a severe warning to the northern kingdom against the growing idolatry being practiced there. Christians extend the analogy of Hosea to Christ and the church: Christ the husband, his church the bride. Christians see in this book a comparable call to the church not to forsake the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians take the buying back of Gomer as the redemptive qualities of Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross.

Other preachers, like Charles Spurgeon, saw Hosea as a striking presentation of the mercy of God in his sermon on Hosea 1:7 titled The LORD's Own Salvation. “But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, will save them by the Lord their God, will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.” – Hosea 1:7 in his sermon NO. 2057, December 16, 1888. The Qur'an mentions only some prophets by name but makes it clear that many were sent who are not mentioned. Therefore, many Muslim scholars, such as Ibn Ishaq, speak of Hosea as one of the true Hebrew prophets of Israel; the Book of Hosea has been used in Qur'anic exegesis by Abdullah Yusuf Ali in reference to Qur'anic verses which speak of the backsliding of Israel. He is commemorated with the other Minor prophets in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July 31, he is commemorated on the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, with a feast day on October 17. He is commemorated on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

Jewish tradition holds that the tomb of Hosea is a structure located in the Jewish cemetery of Safed. Prophet Hosea Orthodox icon and synaxarion

Cynthia Cockburn

Cynthia Cockburn was a British academic and peace activist. Cockburn was a researcher in the fields of gender and peace-making, labour processes and trade unionism, refugees, she was active in the international women's peace movement. Cockburn was a visiting professor in the Department of Sociology at City University London and honorary professor in the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. An active antimilitarist, she was involved in a number of peace and anti-war organisations. In 1981, she was part of a group of women who founded Women Against War in the Gulf, in response to the Bosnian Yugoslav wars, the group evolved to become Women Against War Crime. From 1993, they began calling the group Women in Black in support of other international peace movement efforts those taking place in Israel and Yugoslavia, she was involved with Women Against Fundamentalism, the European Forum of Socialist Feminists, was a member of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom.

As both an academic and activist, Cockburn presented talks at a number of conferences. In May 2017, she was honoured at the Gender and Peace Conference in Istanbul, presented the keynote address. Cockburn was selected to be featured in the British Library project,'Sisterhood and After', an oral history archive of feminists active in the 1970–1980s. On 14 October 2017, the journal Feminist Review celebrated Cockburn's contribution to feminist scholarship by co-hosting an event with the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and provided free access to a number of her published articles. Cockburn was published in academic journals, including in Feminist Review, Gender & Development, Journal of Classical Sociology, Peace in Process, she wrote for The Guardian, Red Pepper, Peace News, IndyMedia UK, OpenDemocracy. Cockburn published a number of academic books including: The Local State: Management of Cities and People In and Against the State Brothers: Male Dominance and Technical Change Machinery of Dominance: Women and Technical Know-how Two-Track Training: Sex Inequalities and the Youth Training Scheme In the Way of Women: Men's Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations Gender and Technology in the Making Bringing Technology Home: Gender and Technology in a Changing Europe Women in the Europeanizing of Industrial Relations: A Study in Five Member States The Space Between Us: Negotiating Gender and National Identities in Conflict The Postwar Moment: Militaries and International Peacekeeping The Line: Women and the Gender Order in Cyprus From Where We Stand: War, Women’s Activism and Feminist Analysis Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements Looking to London: Stories of War and Asylum Publications by Cockburn have been translated into German, Turkish, Georgian, Serbo-Croat, Greek, Spanish and Catalan.

"Interview Cynthia Cockburn on women and social science research: Professional insights" by Gill Kirton in Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 25 Issue: 2, pp. 150–157 Personal website Women in Black - London

Lonely Boy (Andrew Gold song)

"Lonely Boy" is an international hit song from 1977, written and recorded by Andrew Gold in 1976 for his album What's Wrong with This Picture? It spent five months on the American charts, peaking at number seven in both Canada and the United States, number 11 in the United Kingdom. While "Lonely Boy" would be Gold's biggest U. S. hit, his "Never Let Her Slip Away" achieved greater success in the U. K; the song follows the life of a child who feels neglected by his parents after the birth of a younger sister. Many assume this song to be autobiographical, yet Gold denied the implication, despite great similarities between the lyrics and his life. Regarding the verses' first lines: "He was born on a summer day in 1951" matches Andrew's August 2, 1951 birthday, "In the summer of'53 his mother/Brought him a sister" matches his sister Martha's July 22, 1953 birthday, "He left home on a winter day, 1969" may well match the formation of Bryndle, of which Andrew was a member, in 1969; the second verse of the song features backing vocals provided by Linda Ronstadt.

Gold had worked with Ronstadt as a producer and backing musician. The song was released as an edited single, eliminating the vocal bridge and shortening the instrumental finale; the song was featured in a number of films including Boogie Nights, The Waterboy, The Nice Guys. It was the final video to be played on the MTV cable channel's first day of broadcast in the United States, on August 1, 1981.. It was used in "The Pool," an episode of the TV series This Is Us, first broadcast on October 18, 2016, "Into the Black," an episode of the TV series Animal Kingdom, first broadcast on July 2, 2019; the song's use in Boogie Nights was designated as one of "The 30 Greatest Rock & Roll Movie Moments" by Rolling Stone magazine. In 1982 Italian singer Ron covered the song adding Italian language lyrics, releasing it as Cosa farò in his album Guarda chi si vede. In 1997 country music band Blackhawk recorded a cover for their third studio album Gravity. In February 2000, the Foo Fighters recorded a cover of the song to be used as a B-side for an upcoming single off their 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

On Marc Maron's January 17, 2013 WTF podcast, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl said that the band's cover of "Lonely Boy" would be released as the A-side of a special "Solid Gold" 45 rpm single with a Foo Fighters version of Gold's "Never Let Her Slip Away" as the B-side. In 2007, the song was covered separately by the bands Lazlo Bane. In 2013, rock band The Almost covered this song for their album Fear Inside Our Bones. British-American band The Hoosiers cover this song when they perform live. British singer Petula Clark who covered "Lonely Boy" in French on her Paris, Paris album. Andrew Gold – vocals, cowbell, handclaps Waddy Wachtel – lead guitar Dan Dugmore – rhythm guitar Kenny Edwardsbass guitar Brock Walsh – electric piano, ARP String Ensemble Mike Bottsdrums, sleigh bells Linda Ronstadt – backing vocals Peter Asher – handclaps Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

2007 Los Angeles Angels season

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2007 season was the franchise's 47th season since inception. The regular season ended with a record of 94–68 and the Angels winning the American League West division title for the sixth time. However, the Angels' playoff run ended, as they were swept by the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, just as they were in 2004 During the offseason, the Angels released Adam Kennedy and Darin Erstad, two of the few players remaining from their 2002 World Series championship team, forcing the Angels to rely on their rookies and younger veterans for the early part of the season. In November, they signed former Texas Rangers center fielder Gary Matthews, Jr. to a 5-year contract worth $50 million. Outfielder Juan Rivera broke a leg playing winter baseball in the Venezuelan winter league, leading the Angels to sign free agent Shea Hillenbrand; the Angels solidified their bullpen for the 2007 season by re-signing set-up man Scot Shields and closer Francisco Rodríguez each to one-year contracts and acquiring Justin Speier and Darren Oliver via free agency.

Late in Spring training, third baseman Chone Figgins fractured his finger, putting him out of action for the first month of the season. This unexpected injury led Maicer Izturis to claim the start at third base entering the season; the Angels' season began with a three-game sweep of the Rangers at home, a series which saw the Angels outscore the Rangers 17–7. The Angels continued their 7-game homestand with a four-game series split with the Athletics. With a solid record of 5–2 and first place in the division after the first week of the season, the Angels traveled onto the road to take on the Indians. However, the Indians' previous four-game series with the Mariners was postponed because of heavy snow in Cleveland, Ohio; the large amount of snow that had fallen upon Jacobs Field brought about the discussion of moving the series to a city with better field conditions. After a discussion about moving the series to Anaheim, the Indians decided to move the three-game series to the roofed Miller Park in Milwaukee, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Indians took the three-game series 2 games to 1. The Angels continued their road trip by being swept by the Red Sox in a three-game series and the Athletics in a two-game series, dropping the Angels to a 6–9 record. During the game against the Athletics on April 18, second baseman Howie Kendrick was hit by a pitch, placed on the 15-day disabled list. Kendrick would return to the team in mid-May; the Angels returned home and swept the Mariners in a three-game series, split a two-game series with the Detroit Tigers, swept the Devil Rays in a two-game series that saw the Angels outscore the Devil Rays 20–4. After losing the first game on a new roadtrip to the White Sox, the Angels won their final three games of the month, including one to the Royals. May began with the Angels extending their winning streak to four games with a victory over the Royals. However, the Royals salvaged a series split by winning the last two games of the four-game series; the Angels returned home to greet the White Sox, but the White Sox were rewarded with a series win, winning two of three games.

The Angels dropped their third game in a row. But good pitching and good defense guided the Angels to winning the final two games of the series by a combined score of 11–2, including an 8–0 victory behind Kelvim Escobar's shutout; the Angels went to Texas to take three of four games against the Rangers. They went into Seattle to take on the Mariners; the Mariners' offense lit up Kelvim Escobar and the Angels lost 11–3. But the Angels took the final two games of their series against the Mariners; the Angels returned to Anaheim to begin a Freeway Series with the Dodgers. The three-game series saw the Angels sweep their crosstown rivals, outscoring the Dodgers 19–4; the series set an Angels record in attendance. The three-game series averaged 44,341 fans, an Angel Stadium record for highest average attendance for a three-game series since the stadium was renovated in 1998; the Angels' short homestand ended and the Angels headed out on the road again to begin a three-game series with the defending World Series runners-up, the Tigers.

The Angels won the series opener to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games, in which the Angels outscored their opponents 37–10. However, the Tigers won the final two games, the series; the Angels went to New York to begin a three-game series with the Yankees. The Angels, entering the season as the only American League team with a winning record against the Yankees in the Joe Torre-era at 55–52, added to their win total with a three-game series sweep, in which the Yankees were outscored 17–10; the Angels ended the month by taking two of three against the Mariners and losing the first game of a four-game series with the Orioles. The final game of the month, a 4–3 come-from-behind victory, saw Angels' John Lackey become the first Major League pitcher to win his 8th game of the season; the Angels continued their trend of winning the first game of the month when they beat the Orioles with a 3–2 comeback win. John Lackey became the first Major League pitcher in 2007 to win his 9th game of the season.

The Angels won the remaining two games of the series and began a three-game series with the Twins with an offensive explosion, scoring season-highs in runs, runs in an inning, home runs, as the Angels beat the Twins 16–3. The Angels split the final two games of the series before leaving to finish interleague play; the Angels went on the road to face the 2006 World Series champion Cardinals. After falling behind 4–0 early in the game, the Angels offense exploded for 10 runs in a 1

Vishwesh Bhatt

Vishwesh Bhatt is a James Beard Award-winning chef in Oxford, Mississippi In 1985, Bhatt immigrated with his family from Gujarat, India to the United States at the age of 17, first settling in Austin, Texas. He went to college at the University of Kentucky and to graduate school at the University of Mississippi. During his time as a student, Bhatt maintained a hobby and side business cooking for friends and colleagues. In Mississippi, he became a regular patron at John Currence's City Grocery, he joined the kitchen staff; this experience led him to pursue a culinary career, he enrolled in the North Miami, Florida culinary school of Johnson & Wales University. After culinary school, Bhatt worked in restaurants in Jackson and Boulder, Colorado before returning to Oxford to work for Currence again in 2001; when Currence opened a new restaurant called Snackbar in 2009, Bhatt was named executive chef. Over time, Bhatt began to incorporate Indian influences into Snackbar's menu, his cooking gained notoriety.

Regional and national publications highlighted Bhatt's signature okra chaat, a combination of southern fried Okra and Indian Chaat masala. Bhatt was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in 2011 and a finalist in 2014, he was a finalist again in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, before winning the title of Best Chef in the South in 2019

Wang Xiang (Republic of China politician)

Wang Xiang was a politician and industrialist in the Republic of China. He was the Governor of Shanxi during the Wang Jingwei regime, he was born in Shanxi. Wang Xiang graduated the Provincial University of Shanxi, was appointed a teacher of the Guizhou Mining School. After Xinhai Revolution broke out, he returned to home, entered into Tongmenghui. In 1913 he was appointed Head of the 1st Provincial Junior High School of Shanxi. In 1916 Wang Xiang was appointed Head of the Inspection and Management Department in the Shanxi Mining Company. In 1928 he was transferred to Director of the Mining Bureau of Hebei. In 1930 he returned to Shanxi, he established the Yong Yu Spinning Mill in Xinjiang County. In 1932 he was appointed General Manager of the Bank of Shanxi Province. In February 1935 he was catapulted to Chief of the Agency for Construction and Member of the Shanxi Provincial Government. In next February he transferred to Director of the Relief for Rural District Bureau. After the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out, Wang Xiang resigned his post, he accompanied Yan Xishan escaped to Shaanxi, Wang went to Hong Kong.

In 1942 Wang returned to Shanxi, in April 1943 he was appointed Chief of the Agency for Education of the Shanxi Province, the Wang Jingwei regime. In next June he was promoted to be Security Commander of Shanxi. After the Wang Jingwei regime had collapsed, Wang Xiang was protected by Yan Xishan, Wang was appointed Senior Councilor of the Shanxi Provincial Government, but Shanxi's public opinion claimed. In January 1946 Wang was arrested by Chiang Kai-shek's National Government, because of charge of treason and surrender to enemy, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. In April 1949 Taiyuan was occupied by People's Liberation Army, Wang rearrested by them. In August 1953 Wang was sentenced to death at Shangxi People's High Court, he was executed on same month; the Editorial Committee of the Gazette of Shouyang County. The Gazette of Shouyang County . Shanxi People's Press. Xu Youchun. Unabridged Biographical Dictionary of the Republic and Enlarged Version . Hebei People's Press. ISBN 978-7-202-03014-1.

Liu Shoulin. The Chronological Table of the Republic's Officer. Zhonghua Book Company. ISBN 7-101-01320-1