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Islamic eschatology

Islamic eschatology is the aspect of Islamic theology concerning ideas of life after death, matters of the soul, the "Day of Judgement," known as Yawm al-Qiyāmah or Yawm ad-Dīn. The Day of Judgement is characterized by the annihilation of all life, which will be followed by the resurrection and judgment by God. Multiple verses in the Qur'an mention the Last Judgment; the main subject of Surat al-Qiyama is the resurrection. The Great Tribulation is described in the hadith and commentaries of the ulama, including al-Ghazali, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Majah, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Ibn Khuzaymah; the Day of Judgment is known as the Day of Reckoning, the Last Day, the Hour. Unlike the Qur'an, the hadith contains several events, happening before the Day of Judgment, which are described as several minor signs and twelve major signs. During this period, terrible corruption and chaos would rule the earth, caused by the Masih ad-Dajjal Isa will appear, defeating the Dajjal and establish a period of peace, liberating the world from cruelty.

These events will be followed by a time of serenity. Similar to other Abrahamic religions, Islam teaches that there will be a resurrection of the dead that will be followed by a final tribulation and eternal division of the righteous and wicked. Islamic apocalyptic literature describing Armageddon is known as fitna, Al-Malhama Al-Kubra or ghaybah in Shī'a Islam; the righteous are rewarded with the pleasures of Jannah, while the unrighteous are punished in Jahannam. A 2012 poll by Pew research found that 50% or more respondents in several Muslim-majority countries expected the Mahdi to return in their lifetime. Islamic scripture has a plethora of content on the Last Judgment and the tribulation associated with it; the two sources which are referred to when exploring the topic of Islamic eschatology are the Qur'an itself and the hadith, or accounts of the actions and sayings of Prophet Muhammad during his lifetime. One of the functions of the Qur'an as it relates to eschatology and the Day of Judgement is to serve as a reminder of Allah's intentions for humanity and as a warning for those who do not abide by Him.

Hadith are referred to in tandem with the Qur'an in order to create a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of Islamic scripture. The compilation of hadith took place two hundred years after the death of Muhammad; the Last Judgment and the tribulation have been discussed in the commentaries of ulama such as al-Ghazali, Ibn Kathir, Muhammad al-Bukhari. Scholarly discourse on eschatology and its sub themes includes an exploration of hadith as they pertain to matters in the Qur'an, serve as a source for clarification. Hadith are viewed as being second in authority to the Qur'an, as the Qur'an is understood to be the verbatim word of God. In Islam, a number of major and minor signs foretell the end of days. There is debate over whether they could occur concurrently or must be at different points in time, although Islamic scholars divide them into three major periods. Sexual immorality appears among people to such an extent that they commit it except that they will be afflicted by plagues and diseases unknown to their forefathers.

The coming of fitna and removal of khushoo' The coming of Dajjal, presuming himself as an apostle of God. A person passing by a grave might say to another the following: "I wish it were my abode." The loss of honesty, as well as authority put in the hands of those. The loss of knowledge and the prevalence of religious ignorance. Frequent and unexpected deaths. Increase in pointless killings. Acceleration of time. Rejection of Hadith; the spread of riba and the drinking of alcohol. Widespread acceptance of music. Pride and competition in the decoration of mosques. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man. Abundance of earthquakes. Frequent occurrences of disgrace and defamation; when people wish to die because of the severe trials and tribulations that they are suffering. Jews fighting Muslims; when paying charity becomes a burden. Nomads will compete in the construction of tall buildings. Women will appear naked despite their being dressed.

People will seek knowledge from straying scholars. Liars will be believed, honest people disbelieved, faithful people called traitors; the death of righteous, knowledgeable people. The emergence of indecency and enmity among relatives and neighbours; the rise of idolatry and polytheists in the community. The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold; the land of the Arabs will return to being a land of fields. People will earn money by unlawful ways. There will be little vegetation. Evil people will be expelled from Al-Madinah. Wild animals will communicate w


Al-Qassaa is a neighborhood and district of the Sarouja municipality in Damascus, Syria. Qassaa is situated in the northeastern part of the city and borders the Old City neighborhood of Bab Tuma, it had a population of 11,467 in the 2004 census. Al-Qassaa's inhabitants are predominantly upper class Christians. Al-Qassaa was founded during the last years of Ottoman rule; the people who established the neighborhood were Christians from the Old City neighborhood of Bab Tuma who moved to al-Qassaa due to the difficult living conditions in Bab Tuma's ancient buildings and narrow alleys. The people of Bab Tuma felt secure enough to move into the unwalled suburbs of the Old City due to the increased protection established by the Ottomans in the aftermath of the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus. Al-Qassaa was further developed during the French Mandatory period, being designed along the lines devised by French architect Michel Ecochard. In the 1936 French Mandate census, al-Qassaa had a population 1,872, all Christians

NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

New York University Langone Hospital – Brooklyn named NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service, 450-bed academic teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York City that functions as the hub of Lutheran Healthcare, which itself is part of the larger NYU Langone Health. Offering a complete range of clinical programs, it provides a New York State designated Stroke Center, Regional Trauma Center and therapeutic cardiac catheterization laboratory, orthopedics and a Bariatric Center of Excellence to the diverse communities of Brooklyn. NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, situated in the heart of Sunset Park, treated 75,808 patients in 2011, it has one of the busiest emergency departments in Brooklyn, treating 80,000 patients a year. Due to its culturally diversified location, many of Lutheran's staff members are bilingual/bicultura, speaking languages such as Spanish, Chinese and Russian. Lutheran Medical Center was founded in 1883 by Sister Elisabeth Fedde, a Norwegian Lutheran deaconess nurse. Launched in 2004, the Chinese Unit on the fourth floor is the only one of its kind in Brooklyn.

Chinese-speaking bilingual and bicultural staff are on hand 7 days a week. The unit allows patients who speak little or no English to communicate with physicians, social workers, volunteers; the unit provides specific Chinese catering, cultural art and signs on the walls, although the unit is open to patients of all ethnic backgrounds. A $2.5 million cardiac catheterization laboratory opened in 2005. The new lab allows technicians to produce cardiac angiograms, which are high-quality images of the heart and coronary arteries; this allows clots and other problems to be shown. In 2010, the Emergency Department went through a major expansion, which increased its space and services by 45 percent; the ED expansion included the increase of treatment bays from 30 to 46 and an additional exam room creating a five-room Quick Care area for Lutheran's successful triage and release program. The additional bays allow clinicians to treat sicker patients while the new Quick Care Program will provide treatment for less urgent conditions.

The expansion included discrete child-friendly pediatric treatment bays. An upgraded radiology suite located on site brings state-of-the-art technology right into the treatment area facilitating faster turn around time for patients and their families. ABC News' documentary series NY Med featured Lutheran in several episodes. Lutheran is featured on NY ER which airs on OWN Lutheran's busy Emergency Department and Trauma Center are what attracted producers to the southwest Brooklyn hospital. Dr. Charles Guidry and Dr. Tara Margarella were two Lutheran surgeons featured on the show. American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center Level 1 Adult Trauma Center Level 2 Perinatal Center Stroke Center AIDS Center Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations - Comprehensive Stroke Center Official website

March for Jesus

March for Jesus is an annual interdenominational event in which Christians march through towns and cities. The original March for Jesus took place in Melbourne, Australia in 1983, it was the brainchild of the Victorian Secretary of the Festival of Light. He was assisted by the Maranatha Christian Church led by Mark McClimens. 7,000 took part and the March finished at the Myer Music Bowl with a victory celebration. Guest soloist was Esther King and guest speakers were Harry Westwood and Brian Willisdorf. Everyone who attended was asked to bring a banner; the March made the evening TV news and it mentioned the vast display of banners. The March for Jesus in the United Kingdom began as a City March in London in 1986, it emerged from the friendship of three church groups: Pioneer, led by Gerald Coates. Together with the worship leader Graham Kendrick, they led a movement which over the next three years spread across the UK, Europe and North America, across the world. Hundreds of smaller marches emerged in its wake.

In 1994 the first Global March for Jesus covered every time zone and involved over ten million Christians from over 170 nations. It is estimated that, by the final Global March for Jesus on 10 June 2000, over 60 million people in 180 nations had taken part in the March for Jesus. Although the founding organisation disbanded after the 2000 march, March for Jesus continues in many countries in multiple and varied initiatives. In the United States, Jesus Day is the day that many thousands of people gather to pray and march in the name of Jesus. Graham Kendrick, Gerald Coates, Roger Forster and Lynne Green with Catherine Butcher, March for Jesus Graham Kendrick Public Praise Graham Kendrick marchforjesus Concerned Christians Canada Inc. Street Church Ministries International

CARICOM passport

The CARICOM passport is a passport document issued by the 15 member states of the Caribbean Community for their citizens. It can be used both for international travel; the passport was created to facilitate intra-region travel. As of early 2009, twelve Member States had introduced CARICOM passports; these states are: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. CARICOM members who have not yet issued the common passport are the Bahamas and Montserrat; as Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory, citizens of Montserrat became full citizens of the United Kingdom in 2002, so a common passport is unlikely to be introduced for them. The CARICOM passport creates awareness that CARICOM nationals are nationals of the Community, as well as a specific country; the passports of all members have the same colour scheme: Dark blue for civilians, Green for government officials, Red for diplomats. In the case of Suriname, the passport is adorned with the national symbols for the Republic of Suriname, as well as the CARICOM insignia on its cover.

President of the Republic of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan received the first of these new CARICOM passports. Antigua and Barbuda's design is to feature the country's coat of arms and country name, as well as the CARICOM logo; the passports for Suriname were created by the Canadian Banknote Company Ltd under a five-year programme with a price tag of US$1.5 million. It is believed other member states of CARICOM will now soon follow with the introduction of their own branded version of the national'CARICOM' passport. On Friday, 7 January 2005, the Republic of Suriname became the first full member state to launch the new bloc "CARICOM Passport"; the new passports boast having better security and are machine-readable. The full member states of the Caribbean Community had agreed to establish a common passport in order to make intra-regional and international travel easier for their citizens; the passports are thought to save additional costs for member states by using a similar cover design, the designs will follow newly updated international standards on passport design.

The second state to release the national CARICOM passport was Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: SVG began issuing the new CARICOM passports around April 2005. On 25 October 2005, St. Kitts and Nevis became the third CARICOM member state to bring the CARICOM passport into operation, making good on its promise to launch it before the end of the year and began issuance of the document to its citizens on 14 November 2005. Antigua and Barbuda announced that it would begin using the new CARICOM passport format by the middle of 2005. St. Lucia proposed introducing the common passport in early 2007 and introduced it on 16 January 2007. Trinidad and Tobago announced that it would begin to issue the new CARICOM passport in June 2006, indicated that it would introduce the passport in July 2006 along with Guyana, but only introduced the passport on 24 January 2007. Grenada planned to begin issuing the common passport in mid-2006, but started issuing them on 29 January 2007. Barbados had planned to switch to the common format by late 2006, but proposed to introduce it by 31 December 2007.

Barbados launched the new common-format passport on 1 October 2007. Guyana had announced that it would begin to use the new CARICOM passport format by the middle of 2005, but the introduction was delayed and the new target date was set to July 2006. However, Guyana officially launched the passport on 13 July 2007. Jamaica was expected to institute the passport by the end of 2007. Belize was expected to introduce the passport by 31 December 2007 after its current stock was depleted, but Belize introduced the passport on 17 March 2009. In doing so Belize became the twelfth and last country in the CSM to introduce the passport and its introduction was the reason why Belizeans had been having trouble renewing or obtaining new passports as the Belizean Ministry of Immigration and National Security awaited the arrival of a shipment of the new travel documents; the expectation was that all the member states would have introduced the CARICOM passport by 2008 when the stock of their old passports is depleted.

This deadline was missed by a year, by 2009 all CSME participating states had introduced the common passport design. The Bahamas has not launched the machine-readable passport, instead launched the e-passport on 5 December 2007. Montserrat is not expected to change the design of its passport because the island is a British overseas territory. CARICOM Passport rankings by the number of countries and territories their holders could visit without a visa or by obtaining visa on arrival in 2018 were as follows: CARIPASS Commonwealth citizen "'What purpose does the Caricom passport serve?'". Jamaica Observer. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2012

List of newsreels by country

This is a list of newsreels by country. Actualités Algériennes Informativo Cinematográfico EPA Noticiario Panamericano Noticiero Argentina al Día Sucesos Argentinos Cinesound Productions Movietone News Belgavox Kinokronika Canal 100 Associated Screen News of Canada Canada Carries On and The World in Action were World War II related newsreels produced by the National Film Board of Canada Canadian Army Newsreel produced by the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, for internal consumption only. Noticiario Chileno Emelco Chile en marcha Noticiario Nacional Chilefilms Visión de Chile Chile Color Noticiario Regional China Today Xinwen Jianbao Democratic Northeast Noticiero Latinoamericano ICAIC Československý filmový týdeník Gaumont-actualités Pathé-Journal Éclair-Journal Actualités françaises UFA Wochenschau UFA-Tonwoche Deulig-Tonwoche Fox Tönende Wochenschau Emelka-Tonwoche Tobis Wochenschau UFA-Tonwoche Die Deutsche Wochenschau – Der Augenzeuge DEFA Wochenschau Welt im Film Neue Deutsche Wochenschau Die Zeit unter der Lupe Blick in die Welt Welt im Bild UFA Wochenschau Fox Tönende Wochenschau Magyar Filmhirado Indian News Parade Amharc Éireann Universal Irish News Giornale LUCE Settimana Incom Ciac Mainichi World News/Daimai News 1947–1970 Nikkatsu World News/Mainichi News 1954–1993 Nippon News/Asahi News 1940–1992 Toei News 1959–1978 Yomiuri International News 1949–1997 Daehan News Kuxa Kanema Polygoon Djawa Hodo Nampo Hodo Berita Film di Djawa Wordende Wereld Nieuw-Guinea Kroniek Weekly Review Pictorial Parade Filmavisen Polska Agencja Telegraficzna PAT Polska Kronika Filmowa Carpathia Jurnal Jurnal sonor Jurnal de război Jurnalul cinema ONC-UFA Jurnalul militar Jurnalul de actualităţi Săptămîna în imagini Cinema Week Kino-Pravda Novosti dnya No-Do SF-Journalen Ciné-Journal Suisse Pathe's Animated Gazette, Weekly Pathé Gazette Eve's Film Review British Pathé News Empire Newsreel Empire News Bulletin Gaumont Graphic Around the Town Gaumont Mirror Topical Budget in 1917 was taken over by the War Office, became War Office Official Topical Budget.

British Movietone The first British sound newsreel, the last. Workers' Topical News Worker's Week-End The Gen produced by Royal Air Force BBC Television Newsreel Columbia Pictures' Newsreel 1931-1972 International Newsreels The March of Time 1935-1951 Movietone News 1928-1963 News of the Day 1930-1974 Pathé News 1910-1956 RKO-Pathé Warner-Pathé Paramount News 1925-1957 Universal Newsreel 1929-1967 U. S. Information Service Workers Film and Photo League 1920s-1936 Filmske Novosti Bolivar Films California Newsreel A History of the British Newsreels Digital News Archive – British Pathé German newsreel archives - Wochenschau Archiv Italian newsreel archives - Archivio Istituto Luce CSDF-Museum: magazines Kinozhurnaly ″Novosti dnya″