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John the Apostle

John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Listed as the youngest apostle, he was the son of Zebedee and Salome or Joanna, his brother was James, another of the Twelve Apostles. The Church Fathers identify him as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, John the Elder and the Beloved Disciple, testify that he outlived the remaining apostles and that he was the only one to die of natural causes. However, modern scholars believe these to be separate people; the traditions of most Christian denominations have held that John the Apostle is the author of several books of the New Testament, although this has been disputed by some scholars. John the Apostle was the younger brother of James, son of Zebedee. According to Church tradition, their mother was Salome, he was first a disciple of John the Baptist. John is traditionally believed to be one of two disciples recounted in John 1: 35-39, who upon hearing the Baptist point out Jesus as the "Lamb of God", followed Jesus and spent the day with him.

Zebedee and his sons fished in the Sea of Galilee. Jesus called Peter and these two sons of Zebedee to follow him. James and John are listed among the Twelve Apostles. Jesus referred to the pair as "Boanerges". A gospel story relates how the brothers wanted to call down heavenly fire on an unhospitable Samaritan town, but Jesus rebuked them. John lived on for another generation after the martyrdom of James, the first Apostle to die a martyr's death. Peter and John were the only witnesses of the raising of the Daughter of Jairus. All three witnessed the Transfiguration, these same three witnessed the Agony in Gethsemane more than the other Apostles did. John was the disciple who reported to Jesus that they had'forbidden' a non-disciple from casting out demons in Jesus' name, prompting Jesus to state that'he, not against us is on our side'. Jesus sent only Peter into the city to make the preparation for the final Passover meal. At the meal itself, the "disciple whom Jesus loved" sat next to Jesus.

It was customary to recline on couches at meals, this disciple leaned on Jesus. Tradition identifies this disciple as Saint John. After the arrest of Jesus and the "other disciple" followed him into the palace of the high-priest. John alone among the Apostles remained near Jesus at the foot of the cross on Calvary alongside myrrhbearers and numerous other women. After Jesus' Ascension and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, together with Peter, took a prominent part in the founding and guidance of the church, he was with Peter at the healing of the lame man at Solomon's Porch in the Temple and he was thrown into prison with Peter. He went with Peter to visit the newly converted believers in Samaria. While he remained in Judea and the surrounding area, the other disciples returned to Jerusalem for the Apostolic Council. Paul, in opposing his enemies in Galatia, recalls that John explicitly, along with Peter and James the Just, were referred to as "pillars of the church" and refers to the recognition that his Apostolic preaching of a gospel free from Jewish Law received from these three, the most prominent men of the messianic community at Jerusalem.

The phrase the disciple whom Jesus loved as a brother or in John 20:2 whom Jesus loved as a friend is used six times in the Gospel of John, but in no other New Testament accounts of Jesus. John 21:24 claims; the disciple whom Jesus loved is referred to six times in John's gospel: It is this disciple who, while reclining beside Jesus at the Last Supper, asks Jesus, after being requested by Peter to do so, who it is that will betray him. At the crucifixion, Jesus tells his mother, "Woman, here is your son", to the Beloved Disciple he says, "Here is your mother." When Mary Magdalene discovers the empty tomb, she runs to tell the Beloved Peter. The two men rush to the empty tomb and the Beloved Disciple is the first to reach the empty tomb. However, Peter is the first to enter. In John 21, the last chapter of the Gospel of John, the Beloved Disciple is one of seven fishermen involved in the miraculous catch of 153 fish. In the book's final chapter, after Jesus hints to Peter how Peter will die, Peter sees the Beloved Disciple following them and asks, "What about him?"

Jesus answers, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!" Again in the gospel's last chapter, it states that the book itself is based on the written testimony of the disciple whom Jesus loved. None of the other Gospels has anyone in the parallel scenes that could be directly understood as the Beloved Disciple. For example, in Luke 24:12, Peter alone runs to the tomb. Mark and Luke do not mention any one of the twelve disciples having witnessed the crucifixion. There are two references to an unnamed "other disciple" in John 1:35-40 and John 18:15-16, which may be to the same person based on the wording in John 20:2. Church tradition has held that John is the author

Ahmet Hakan

Ahmet Hakan Coşkun is a Turkish columnist working at Hürriyet, CNN Türk and Kanal D. He used to be anchorman for the television channel Kanal 7. Ahmet Hakan Coşkun was born in Yozgat Province, on 11 August 1967. Hakan studied in an İmam Hatip school during his youth, he graduated from Uludağ University. Between 1993 and 1994, he worked as a reporter at a Turkish Television channel. In 2003, he became Kanal 7's news director, he worked as a columnist at Yeni Şafak newspaper. He is working at Hürriyet, CNN Türk and Kanal D. Star newspaper's writer, Cem Küçük, threatened Ahmet Hakan with these words on an article published on 9 September 2015: "Like a patient suffering from schizophrenia, you still think that Hürriyet manages Turkey like the old days. We can crush you like a fly. So far we have had mercy and you can still survive." As a result, Ahmet Hakan filed a complaint against Cem Küçük on the same day. CHP member Eren Erdem, submitted a questionnaire to TBMM Presidency in relation to this issue.

Yeni Şafak's author Abdulkadir Selvi wrote in his column: "These are not the right things. Turkey and the AK Party do not deserve it." President of Association of Contemporary Journalists, Ahmet Abakay said: "Hrant was killed after receiving numerous threats. Metin Göktepe was killed the same way; such murders begin this way." Turkish Journalists' Association, the Press Council and many other organizations and a number of journalists condemned this attack. In a video taken taken 24 hours after the second attack on Hürriyet newspaper, AKP member Abdurrahim Boynukalin, said: "I was thinking about going to Nişantaşı today, in front of his house. I was going to get there, I'd say,'come here'. Our mistake was to not beat them up at the right time."Hakan was attacked by four people in front of his house on 1 October 2015. Hakan's nose and ribs were broken before he demanded protection, but the application related to the issue was not processed in any way. Two of the attackers appeared to be members of the Justice and Development Party, Fatih District Organization.

Ahmet Hakan has three books: Neden Milliyetçilik? Çeteler, Mafya ve Siyaset Sivil, Dayanılmaz bir yürek Hakan's column in Hürriyet

Kate McCue

Kate McCue is an American cruise ship captain employed by Celebrity Cruises. When she became the commanding officer of Celebrity Summit in 2015, it was the first time that an American woman had been named captain of a "mega" cruise ship. Prior to her time at Celebrity, she had worked as an officer for both Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean, she is the captain of the Celebrity Edge. In that capacity, Kate McCue joined a list of distinguished American women who had broken gender barriers in piloting large ocean going vessels. Several women serve as pilots at American ports. In their role, they are responsible for sailing vessels of unlimited size safely into docking facilities. Most women serving in command on the bridge of such large vessels are unknown and less celebrated, but they have forged an important path forward in the struggle for equality. Many of these pilots, like McCue, have studied at maritime academies or at universities with programs in marine transportation; the pilot's license, as issued by the U.

S. Coast Guard, can only be achieved after serving many hours on shipboard and by passing a grueling set of examinations. McCue moved around with her family during her childhood due to her father's employment as an engineer. From San Francisco, she spent time in Evans, where she attended Lakeside High School, was resident for a period in Michigan. After travelling with her family on a cruise ship to the Bahamas when she was 12, she sought to become a cruise director, her family moved back to San Francisco. She began attending the California State University Maritime Academy California Maritime Academy, in 1996. McCue graduated with a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1999, studied celestial navigation during sailing trips in the summer breaks. While undertaking her degree, she undertook an internship for Chiquita Brands International working on one of their cargo ships, transporting bananas from Ecuador to Long Beach, California. After graduation, she moved to Maui in the Hawaiian Islands where she stayed with her cousins for six months, working as a general deck hand on a catamaran undertaking tourist cruises to the Molokini crater.

McCue became a logistics manager to Maersk Sealand in Los Angeles, but wanted to return to sea. After applying to cruise lines for nine months, she gained a job with Disney Cruise Line in an entry-level position as a third mate. In 2003, she became a second officer for Royal Caribbean. While her role on Disney saw her travel around the Caribbean, her new posting saw her travel all over the world. After a year, she was promoted to first officer, she attended the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Baltimore in 2009 where she earned her Chief Mate and Master’s Licence to enable her to take command of a vessel. When she returned to Royal Caribbean, she was promoted first to chief officer and to staff captain in 2011; the president of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, contacted McCue in 2015 and asked her to apply for a role of captain with them. Celebrity Cruises is owned by the Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. McCue duly applied and was appointed as the commanding officer of Celebrity Summit on September 13, 2015, making her the first American woman to command a modern "mega ship".

Lutoff-Perlo said that "Kate was the first opportunity to make significant change at Celebrity related to gender equality." In 2018, she left the Summit to become the commanding officer on Celebrity Equinox and subsequently moved to the Celebrity Edge in 2019. McCue follows in the footsteps of other female cruise ship captains, with Swede Karin Stahre-Janson placed in command of a Royal Caribbean vessel in 2007. Other women such as Inger Klein Thorhauge for Cunard Line, Sarah Breton for P&O Cruises, Lis Lauritzen for Royal Caribbean, Margrith Ettlin for Silversea Cruises each preceded McCue