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Korah

Korah or Kórach, son of Izhar, is an individual who appears in the Book of Numbers of the Hebrew Bible, known for leading a rebellion against Moses. The name Korah is used for at least one other individual in the Hebrew Bible: Korah, his name is pronounced Qōraḥ in Tiberian Hebrew. Some older English translations, as well as the Douay–Rheims Bible, spell the name Core, many Eastern European translations have Korak; the Arabic equivalent of the name is قارون, pronounced Qārūn. It comes from a root meaning "Baldness. Exodus 6:21 cites Korah as being the son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi. Exodus 6:24 lists his three sons. Korah's brothers through Izhar were Zichri. Exodus 6:18 connects this Korah with Hebron and Amram, who were his father's brothers. 1 Chronicles 6:2,18,38, 23:12, repeat this genealogy. Hebron is the patriarch from. Numbers 16:1 traces this lineage back further to Levi, son of the patriarch Israel. According to Numbers 16:1, his lineage goes: "Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi," making him the great-grandson of the patriarch Levi and the first cousin of Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 16:1–40 indicates that Korah rebelled against Moses along with 249 co-conspirators and were punished for their rebellion when God sent fire from heaven to consume all 250 of them. Korah's Reubenite accomplices and Abiram, were punished when God caused the ground to split open beneath their feet swallowing them, their families, anyone associated with Korah, all their possessions. Furthermore, the Israelites who did not like what had happened to Korah and Abiram objected to Moses, God commanded Moses to depart from the multitude. God smote 14,700 men with plague, as punishment for objecting to Korah's destruction "Notwithstanding, the children of Korah died not"; the rabbis of the Talmudic era explained the name "Korah" as meaning "baldness." It was given to Korah on blank which he made in Israel by his revolt. Korah is represented as the possessor of extraordinary wealth, he having discovered one of the treasures which Joseph had hidden in Egypt; the keys of Korah's treasuries alone formed a load for 300 mules.

He and Haman were the two richest men in the world, both died on account of their rapacity, because their riches were not the gift of Heaven. On the other hand, Korah is represented as a wise man, chief of his family and as one of the Kohathites who carried the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders. According to the Rabbis, the main cause of Korah's revolt was the nomination of Elizaphan, son of Uzziel, as prince over the Kohathites, Korah arguing thus: "Kohath had four sons; the two sons of Amram, Kohath's eldest son, took for themselves the priesthood. Now, as I am the son of Kohath's second son, I should be made prince over the Kohathites. Korah asked Moses the following questions: "Does a tallit made of techelet need fringes?" To Moses' affirmative answer Korah objected: "The blue color of the ṭallit does not make it ritually correct, yet according to your statement four blue threads do so". "Does a house filled with the books of the Law need a mezuzah?" Moses replied. It is not from God, he assembled 250 men, chiefs of the Sanhedrin, having clad them in tallitot of blue wool, but without fringes, prepared for them a banquet.

Aaron's sons came for the priestly share, but Korah and his people refused to give the prescribed portions to them, saying that it was not God but Moses who commanded those things. Moses, having been informed of these proceedings, went to the house of Korah to effect a reconciliation, but the latter and his 250 followers rose up against him. Korah consulted his wife, who encouraged him in the revolt, saying: "See what Moses has done, he has proclaimed himself king. Korah answered: "But he has done the same to his own sons." His wife replied: "Moses hated you so much that he was ready to do evil to his own children provided the same evil would overtake you". Modern Jewish reform and secular interpretations of the Korah revolt supply new causes for the revolt to reflect new agendas and concerns of the authors. Korah incited all the people against Moses, arguing that it was impossible to endure the laws Moses had instituted, he told them the following parable: "A widow, the mother of two young daughters, had a field.

When she came to plow it, Moses told her not to plow it with an ass together. The woman with the proceeds bought two sheep, but the first-born of these she was obliged to give to Aaron the priest. The widow said:'I cannot bear this man's demands any longer, it will be better for me to slaughter the sheep and eat them.' But Aaron came for the shoulder, the two cheeks, the maw. The widow vehemently cried out:'If y

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is an airport terminal at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. NAIA is the main airport serving its surrounding metropolitan area. Located along the border between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque and opened in 1981, NAIA 1 has an area of 67,000 square metres and is the first higher-capacity airport terminal in the Philippines and the second oldest-terminal in the NAIA complex after Terminal 4, or the Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal; the terminal had a design capacity of 4.5 million passengers per year, but it was further expanded to accommodate 6 million passengers. Terminal 1 is used by numerous major international airlines, including Philippine Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudia. After the original structure of Manila International Airport was destroyed by a fire on January 22, 1972, a smaller terminal, designed by Philippine National Artist for Architecture, Leandro Locsin, Sr. and his firm L.

V. Locsin and Associates, was built to replace it; this airport terminal would serve as the main terminal of Manila International Airport from that year until 1981. The development of the Manila International Airport was approved through the promulgation of Executive Order No. 381. In 1973, a feasibility study and airport master plan were completed by Airways Engineering Corporation through a US$29.6 million loan from the Asian Development Bank. The Detailed Engineering Design of the New Manila International Airport Development Project was done by Renardet-Sauti, F. F. Cruz Consultant while the terminal's Detailed Brutalist Architectural Design was prepared by Leandro Locsin's L. V. Locsin and Associates. In 1974, the detailed designs were adopted by the Philippine Government; the designs were subsequently approved by the Asian Development Bank on September 18, 1975. The government chose an area close to the original site of the former Manila Airport, deciding on an area of land governed by Parañaque City, at the time a municipality of Metro Manila.

Actual work on the terminal began during the second quarter of 1978. The terminal was completed in 1981 and began operations in 1982. On April 2, 1982, a PAL Boeing 747-200B arriving from San Francisco via Honolulu became the first aircraft to dock at the terminal. During its opening, NAIA Terminal 1 was viewed as one of the world's most modern airports. China Airlines Flight 811 was a scheduled flight from Taipei to Manila. On August 21, 1983, the flight utilized a Boeing 767-200 with the registration B-1836. Onboard this flight was Filipino politician Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. known by the nickname, who used a forged passport with the name "Marcial Bonifacio" for the final leg of his trip to the Philippines to avoid identification. Upon landing in Manila, the aircraft docked at Gate 8. Aviation Security Command personnel escorted Aquino out of the plane to the tarmac where a van owned by the agency awaited him. A single gunshot was heard, identified as the shot that killed Aquino. Several shots burst out, killing Rolando Galman.

Seconds a barrage of gunfire erupted, causing chaos in the plane, the tarmac, the terminal. The bodies of Aquino and Galman lay on the tarmac. Flight 811 was the same flight number, involved in an accident in 1980 at the same airport, albeit with a different aircraft used. Four years after Aquino's assassination in 1983, the airport was given its present name by virtue of Republic Act No. 6639. Presently, a body mark of Aquino's assassination is on display at the departure parking lot; the spot at Gate 8 where he was killed has a memorial plaque. In 1989, a Master Plan Review recommended the construction of two new terminals, as well as many other facility improvements. In 1991, the terminal reached capacity. Since 1991, the terminal has been over capacity and has been recording an annual average growth rate of 11%, but improvements to the airport increased its capacity to 6 million passengers yearly; the terminal serves foreign carriers operating in Manila, except for All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, KLM, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, which uses Terminal 3.

It serves Philippine Airlines flights to and from Toronto, New York, Phnom Penh and the Middle East, except Dubai flights. Compared to international terminals in other Asian countries, NAIA 1 has been ranked at the bottom due to limited and outdated facilities, poor passenger comfort, crowding due to operating above designed capacity. From 2011 to 2013, NAIA 1 was ranked first on the lists of Asia's worst and the world's worst airports by the travel website "The Guide to Sleeping In Airports". Transport authorities planned to give NAIA 1 a makeover; the makeover and upgrade includes the expansion of the arrival area, the addition of parking spaces, the improvement of other terminal facilities. The Transportation and Communications Department announced that as soon as Terminal 3 becomes operational, NAIA 1 was eyed by Cebu Pacific with the intention rehabilitating the terminal into an "Airport City" and serve as an exclusive terminal for their aircraft. On January 23, 2014, NAIA 1 started the process of upgrading and modernizing the 32-year-old passe

John I of Portugal

John I called John of Aviz, was King of Portugal from 1385 until his death in 1433. He is recognized chiefly for his role in Portugal's victory in a succession war with Castile, preserving his country's independence and establishing the Aviz dynasty on the Portuguese throne, his long reign of 48 years, the most extensive of all Portuguese monarchs, saw the beginning of Portugal's overseas expansion. John's well-remembered reign in his country earned him the epithet of Fond Memory; as part of his efforts to acquire Portuguese territories in Africa, he became the first king of Portugal to use the title "Lord of Ceuta". John was born in Lisbon as the natural son of King Peter I of Portugal by a woman named Teresa, according to the royal chronicler Fernão Lopes, was a noble Galician. In the 18th century, António Caetano de Sousa found a 16th-century document in the archives of the Torre do Tombo in which she was named as Teresa Lourenço. In 1364, by request of Nuno Freire de Andrade, a Galician Grand Master of the Order of Christ, he was created Grand Master of the Order of Aviz.

On the death without a male heir of his half-brother, King Ferdinand I, in October 1383, strenuous efforts were made to secure the succession for Beatrice, Ferdinand's only daughter. As heir presumptive, Beatrice had married king John I of Castile, but popular sentiment was against an arrangement in which Portugal would have been annexed by Castile; the 1383–1385 Portuguese interregnum followed, a period of political anarchy, when no monarch ruled the country. On 6 April 1385, the Council of the Kingdom met in Coimbra and declared John Master of Aviz, to be king of Portugal; this was followed by the liberation of all of the Minho in the course of two months as part of a war against Castile in opposition to its claims to the Portuguese throne. Soon after, the king of Castile again invaded Portugal with the purpose of conquering Lisbon and removing John I from the throne. John I of Castile was accompanied by French allied cavalry while English troops and generals took the side of John of Aviz.

John and Nuno Álvares Pereira, his constable and talented supporter, repelled the attack in the decisive Battle of Aljubarrota on 14 August 1385. John I of Castile retreated; the Castilian forces abandoned Santarém, Torres Vedras and Torres Novas, many other towns were delivered to John I by Portuguese nobles from the Castilian side. As a result, the stability of the Portuguese throne was permanently secured. On 14 February 1387, John I married Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, who had proved to be a worthy ally; the marriage consolidated an Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. John I of Castile died in 1390 without issue from his wife Beatrice, which meant that a competing legitimate bloodline with a claim to the throne of Portugal died out. John I of Portugal was able to rule in peace and concentrate on the economic development and territorial expansion of his realm; the most significant military actions were the siege and conquest of the city of Ceuta by Portugal in 1415, the successful defence of Ceuta from a Moroccan counterattack in 1419.

These measure were intended to help seize control of navigation off the African coast and trade routes from the interior of Africa. The raids and attacks of the Reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula created captives on both sides who were either ransomed or sold as slaves; the Portuguese crown extended this practice to North Africa. After the attack on Ceuta, the king sought papal recognition of the military action as a Crusade; such a ruling would have enabled those captured to be legitimately sold as slaves. In response to John's request, Pope Martin V issued the Papal bull Sane charissimus of 4 April 1418, which confirmed to the king all of the lands he might win from the Moors. Under the auspices of Prince Henry the Navigator, voyages were organized to explore the African coast; these led to the discovery of the uninhabited islands of Madeira in 1417 and the Azores in 1427. Contemporaneous writers describe John as a man of wit, keen on concentrating power on himself, but at the same time possessed a benevolent and kind demeanor.

His youthful education as master of a religious order made him an unusually learned king for the Middle Ages. His love for knowledge and culture was passed on to his sons, who are referred to collectively by Portuguese historians as the "illustrious generation": Edward, the future king, was a poet and a writer. In 1430, John's only surviving daughter, married Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, enjoyed an refined court culture in his lands. On 2 February 1387, John I married Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, in Porto. From that marriage were born several famous princes and princesses of Portugal that became known as the "illustrious generation"; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "John I. of Portugal". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15. Cambridge University Press. P. 443. Williamson, D. 1988. Debrett's Kings and Queens of Europe Ana Echevarría Arsuaga: Catalina de Lancaster, edit. Nerea, 2002. ISBN 84-89569-79-7)

Wain Wath Force

Wain Wath Force is a waterfall on the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England. The falls are located at grid reference NY883015, 0.6 miles upstream from the hamlet of Keld which has three other waterfalls in its vicinity. The names of waterfalls in the north of England contain "force" after the Old Norse word "foss" which means waterfall, its name derives from the ford above the fall. Wain may denote that it was passable for a wain. Wain Wath Force is not a substantial waterfall: it has a drop of only around 1.5 metres as the river flows beneath the limestone cliffs of Cotterby Scar. Despite its modest height it is popular with visitors.

The 4% Solution

The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs is a 2012 non-fiction book. Alongside a foreword by President George W. Bush, it features articles from academics and businesspeople, including five winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; the 4 % Solution was edited by Brendan Miniter. It was the first book produced by the George W. Bush Institute, a think tank located at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; the foreword is written by George W. Bush, who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. At the end of his presidency, the nation was headed into the Great Recession due to a downturn in the economy and the Financial crisis of 2007–2008; the idea for the book was conceived as part of the 4% Growth Project at the Bush Institute, which called for setting sustained annual 4% gross domestic product growth as a target for national policy makers. A 4% growth rate would be higher than growth rate the nation experienced during the period between the end of World War II and the Great Recession that began in 2008.

The average growth rate for that period is 3%. As part of the 4% Growth Project, the Bush Institute held an economic conference on the campus of SMU in May 2011, where leading economists offered ideas on how to spark significant economic growth in the United States. Following the conference, the Bush Institute decided to produce a book offering specific ideas on how to grow the economy at an accelerated rate. To produce the book, essays were commissioned from several economists who attended the May conference at SMU and from other leading thinkers; the book is built on the premise that significant economic growth is possible in the highly-developed economy of the United States. The book is built on the belief that a free-market approach of lower taxes and less government regulation can help foster such growth; the book was published on July 17, 2012. On July 17, 2012, President Bush presented the book at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Following President Bush's remarks at Parkland, Brendan Miniter and Jason J. Fichtner and Kevin A. Hassett gave remarks about the content of the book.

The discussion was moderated by James K. Glassman executive director of the George W. Bush Institute; the presentation was broadcast five times on Book TV from August to December 2012. It was presented by Amity Shlaes and Brendan Miniter at the Harvard Club of New York. Moreover, the Philadelphia Media Network published an excerpt by Brendan Miniter, it was promoted by George W. Bush's brother, Jeb Bush, who served as the Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, he suggested the book should be used by presidential candidate Mitt Romney to offer a bold vision for leadership and win the election, instead of criticizing President Barack Obama's policies. The book contains essays by academics and businesspeople, five of which are Nobel Prize-winning economists: Robert Lucas, Gary Becker, Edward Prescott, Vernon Smith and Myron Scholes; the book features chapters on education, immigration, monetary and tax policy as well as other issues. There is a chapter on the housing industry by Vernon Smith and Steve Gjerstad that offers new research into the role housing plays in predicting the direction of the national economy.

The target of sustained 4% annual GDP growth is not universally accepted among economists. Some of the authors of chapters in The 4% Solution disagree that such an accelerated growth rate is possible on a sustained basis in the United States. Robert E. Lucas, Jr. for example, is noted in an introductory chapter as being skeptical that such a growth rate is sustainable in the U. S, his caution is noteworthy because he was a leading economic growth theorist. He wrote a 2004 paper for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 2004 that considered economic growth rates throughout history and calculated that global economic growth rates were stagnant at 1% before the industrial revolution and have accelerated in the centuries since to reach around 4% globally. But, as noted in the book, global growth of 4% is possible because several countries, such as China, can grow at a much faster rate as they "catch up" to more industrialized nations, while its hard for those nations industrialized to grow at such a rate for a sustained period of time.

According to a review published in The New York Times, "The ideas in the book include lowering corporate tax rates, shifting away from taxing income to taxing consumption and property, promoting innovation by letting professors keep gains from their research, expanding free-trade pacts with Japan and other countries, refocusing immigration policy to recruit more high-skill workers, expanding the work force by lowering payroll taxes on employees with children." In The Daily Beast, Paul Begala wrote that Bush was "right to focus on growth", adding "Growth is the secret sauce."The Asia Times "agree with the authors of the Bush Institute volume that the entrepreneurial engine can be jump-started" as opposing to "derid" entrepreneurship as "as in Obama's now infamous "You didn't build that!" gaffe". However, they suggested the book's solutions were "like Pascal's wager". Adding that "economics is more like medicine than rocket science," they suggested that those solutions would have to be tested to know if they would lead to positive results.

They concluded that should those solutions not be applied "the medicine may no longer work" four years later

Palimos ng Pag-ibig (TV series)

Palimos ng Pag-ibig is a Philippine drama series aired by ABS-CBN. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name, it is the first installment of Sineserye Presents. Palimos ng Pag-ibig was first serialized in Komiks. Nerissa Cabral was the writer of the story; the comic was adapted into a film in 1986 under VIVA Films. It starred Dina Bonnevie as Ditas and Edu Manzano as Rodel. In this dog-eat-dog world, you either have to stand up and carve a living for yourself or risk getting trampled by others in the rat race called life; this is the dilemma Ditas has faced every day of her life. Born to a destitute family, Ditas has resigned herself to the fact; as such, Ditas won't let her lowly stature in life hamper dreams of a promising future. She makes a living by selling her babies to the highest bidder, a lucrative job, problem-free until a well-to-do couple approached her one-day and changed the rules of the game; the picture-perfect couple Rodel and Fina are good-looking, rich. The couple couldn't wish for anything more since they have everything anyone could want.

With one exception. Both Rodel and Fina are eager to start a family; when they hear rumors about a certain babymaker, who happens to be Ditas, the couple sees an opportunity to fill the void in their lives. Problems arise. Soon, the casual business deal becomes entangled and a more intimate relationship develop between Rodel and Ditas, but how about Fina? Now, she must do everything to make the family whole again if means having to beg Rodel for his once undivided love and affection. Rica Peralejo as Fina Alcaraz - a successful OBGYN, who helps other women conceive, yet is unable to do it for herself. Various medical complications prohibits her from having a baby, crushing her dreams of having her own kids. A loving wife to her husband, she wishes nothing for him but his happiness. Kristine Hermosa as Ditas - born to a destitute family, she turns to the business of "baby-making" in order to build a more promising future for herself. Diether Ocampo as Rodel Alcaraz - Fina's loyal husband. Albeit a shrewd businessman, Rodel puts his family first and wishes for nothing else but to have a family of his own.

But when a medical condition makes Fina barren, Rodel takes the initiative to contract a baby-maker to carry the child his wife cannot. Carlos Agassi as Dick - Rodel's business partner and best friend, he is happy-go-lucky and still strives to live a carefree bachelor's life though he has a family already. Enchong Dee as Job - Fina's younger brother, a one-woman-man who idolizes his sister's husband much. Desiree del Valle as Verna - Ditas' friend. Content with being somebody else's mistress, she paves the way for Rodel to meet. Eugene Domingo as Mitos - Fina's friend whom she envies for having the "perfect" family. Bubbly and cheerful, she serves as the series' comic relief. DJ Durano as Paolo - the wayward man who gets Ditas pregnant and forces her to sell their baby. Susan Africa as Tesang - Ditas' mother. Helga Krapf as Marichu - Ditas' sister, who incidentally is Job's girlfriend. Yuuya Kadooka as Reggie Alcaraz - Ditas and Rodel's son. List of dramas of ABS-CBN List of programs aired by ABS-CBN Sineserye Presents Palimos ng Pag-ibig on IMDb