Langon is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Langon serves as the seat of its district and subprefecture, its inhabitants are called Langonnais. Langon is in the northern part of the department 48 km southeast of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river, it lies near the forest of Landes. Louis Beaulieu, catholic priest, martyr in Korea Thomas Boudat Thomas Boudat Caroline Delas André Demptos Louis Ducos du Hauron Benjamin Fall Martine Faure Édouard Lafargue Pierre de La Montagne Pierre Lees-Melou Raymond Oliver Jean Sentuary Patrick Zygmanowski, classical pianist Traditionally it was a stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse route. Itinéraire à Grand GabaritLangon is a pivotal point in the Itinéraire à Grand Gabarit, the waterway and road route constructed to allow the transportation of the fuselage sections and wings of the Airbus A380 airliner to the final assembly point in Toulouse; these components are brought to Langon by barge, where they are transferred at a specially constructed dock to outsize road vehicles.
These proceed in convoy via an indirect southerly route to Toulouse. Rail Langon has a trainstation chère toi can go to Bordeaux or Agen. On school terms, there is trains on mornings and evenings to Bordeaux and small towns and villages. A visit to Château de Roquetaillade, historical monument is a must; this is a public space Communes of the Gironde department INSEE
NANA Development Corporation headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is owned by NANA Regional Corporation—an Alaska Native Corporation formed under provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act —and functions as the latter's business arm. In 1968, nine years after Alaska attained statehood, oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay; the discovery put the issue of Native lands into the forefront. Three years in 1971 President Richard Nixon signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which conveyed nearly 150 million acres of federal land into the hands of 12 newly created Alaska Native regional corporations. One of these corporations was NANA Regional Corporation. In 1974, NANA Development Corporation was founded to function as the business arm of NANA Regional Corporation. In November 2017, the company's subsidiary, Akima LLC, fired one of its employees, Juli Briskman, after a news photographer caught her giving the finger to the presidential motorcade of Donald Trump as it passed by her, she is not identifiable in the photo, but after it went viral she posted it on her social media accounts and voluntarily identified herself to the company's human resources department that she is the person in it.
Four months after being fired, she sued the company for wrongful termination and for additional severance pay. In the 2019 Virginia elections, Briskman was elected to the board of supervisors for Loudoun County, Virginia. NANA Regional Corporation, headquartered in Kotzebue, Alaska, is an Alaska Native Corporation with a land base of 36,000 square miles in Northwest Alaska centered on the Kotzebue Sound and its tributaries; the Arctic Circle travels through NANA territory. NANA Regional Corporation is the owner of NANA Development Corporation. There are 13,000 shareholders of NANA Regional Corporation, most of whom are of Inupiat descent. About 7,300 residents live in more than 85 percent of whom are NANA shareholders. Unlike traditional corporate shares, NANA Regional Corporation shares are not publicly traded, nor can they be bought or sold. NANA Development Corporation employs 15,000 employees in all 50 states and in nine different countries, it works in the oil and gas, technology, healthcare, federal contracting and tribal sectors of the economy.
NANA Development Corporation and some of its majority-owned subsidiaries qualify under federal law as "minority and economically disadvantaged business enterprise" and therefore meet the requirements of the Small Business Administration's 8 contracting provisions. NANA Development Corporation earned corporate revenues of $1.7 billion in 2013. Examples of some of the more than 30 companies NANA owns a stake in, are listed below. NANA associated services. Subsidiaries in the petroleum sector include the following: NANA Major Drilling, based in Salt Lake City, which specializes in drilling services for shallow gas and coal bed methane. NANA Oilfield Services, based in Anchorage, provides oilfield support services to companies working on Alaska's North Slope. NANA WorleyParsons, based in Anchorage, specializes in engineering and project management in the petroleum sector. NANA invests in the Alaska-based motion picture industry: Evergreen Films, NANA invests in Evergreen Films, an Anchorage and Los Angeles-based motion picture company.
Piksik, based in Anchorage, Alaska, is a support services company specializing in film, TV, digital content and print ad production support. Red Dog Mine, the largest zinc mine in the world, is located on land owned by NANA north of the Arctic Circle and is developed by NANA in partnership with Teck Cominco. Other NANA subsidiaries which serve the mining sector include: Paa River Construction, based in Anchorage, Alaska, a construction and support firm that serves activities at the Red Dog Mine. NANA Lynden Logistics, based in Anchorage, which provides transportation and logistical services in the mining sector at Red Dog Mine. NANA Major Drilling NOSI, based in Anchorage, Alaska, is the only full-service Chevron Distributor on the North Slope. Tuuq, based in Anchorage, was established to provide drilling services to that area. Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance Services, based in Anchorage, provides aircraft maintenance and ground support services at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, in Anchorage, Alaska.
NMS, based in Anchorage, provides food service and hotel management, including six owned and or operated hotels in Anchorage and Kotzebue. Akima Management Services, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a company that provides services in the healthcare industry, technology industry and to the federal government. WHPacific, based in Anchorage, offers engineering and architectural services in eight Western states Five Rivers Services, based in Colorado Springs, provides C4ISR services to the Department of defense and other federal government agencies. Truestone, based in Herndon, Virginia, is an IT service provider to federal government agencies and commercial customers. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Alaska Native Regional Corporations Official website NANA Regional Corporation Red Dog Mine Aqqaluk Trust
Born again, or to experience the new birth, is a phrase in evangelicalism, that refers to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with physical birth. In contemporary Christian usage, the term is distinct from sometimes similar terms used in mainstream Christianity to refer to being or becoming Christian, linked to baptism. Individuals who profess to be "born again" state that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; the phrase "born again" is used as an adjective to describe individual members of the movement who espouse this belief, as well as the movement itself. The term is derived from an event in the Gospel of John in which the words of Jesus were not understood by a Jewish pharisee, Nicodemus. Jesus replied, "Very I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." "How can someone be born when they are old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother's womb to be born!"
Jesus answered, "Very I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit." John's Gospel was written in Koine Greek, the original text is ambiguous which results in a double entendre that Nicodemus misunderstands. The word translated as again is ἄνωθεν, which could mean either "again", or "from above". Nicodemus takes only the literal meaning from Jesus's statement, while Jesus clarifies that he means more of a spirtual rebirth from above. English translations have to pick one sense of another. Most versions will note the alternative sense of the phrase anōthen in a footnote. Edwyn Hoskyns argues that "born from above" is to be preferred as the fundamental meaning and he drew attention to phrases such as "birth of the Spirit", "birth from God" but maintains that this carries with it an emphasis upon the newness of the life as given by God himself; the final use of the phrase occurs in the First Epistle of Peter, rendered in the King James Version as: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another with a pure heart fervently: / Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Here, the Greek word translated as "born again" is ἀναγεγεννημένοι. The traditional Jewish understanding of the promise of salvation is interpreted as being rooted in "the seed of Abraham". Jesus explained to Nicodemus that this doctrine was in error—that every person must have two births—natural birth of the physical body and another of the water and the spirit; this discourse with Nicodemus established the Christian belief that all human beings—whether Jew or Gentile—must be "born again" of the spiritual seed of Christ. The Apostle Peter further reinforced this understanding in 1 Peter 1:23; the Catholic Encyclopedia states that " controversy existed in the primitive church over the interpretation of the expression the seed of Abraham. It is teaching in one instance that all who are Christ's by faith are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise, he is concerned, with the fact that the promise is not being fulfilled to the seed of Abraham."Charles Hodge writes that "The subjective change wrought in the soul by the grace of God, is variously designated in Scripture" with terms such as new birth, new life, new creation, renewing of the mind, dying to sin and living to righteousness, translation from darkness to light.
Jesus used the "birth" analogy in tracing spiritual newness of life to a divine beginning. Contemporary Christian theologians have provided explanations for "born from above" being a more accurate translation of the original Greek word transliterated anōthen. Theologian Frank Stagg cites two reasons why the newer translation is significant: The emphasis "from above" calls attention to the source of the "newness of life". Stagg writes. "a new destiny requires a new origin, the new origin must be from God."An early example of the term in its more modern use appears in the sermons of John Wesley. In the sermon entitled A New Birth he writes, "none can be holy unless he be born again", "except he be born again, none can be happy in this world. For... a man should not be happy, not holy." "I say, may be born again and so become an heir of salvation." Wesley states infants who are baptized are born again, but for adults it is different: our church supposes, that all who are baptized in their infancy, are at the same time born again....
But... it is sure. A Unitarian work called The Gospel Anchor noted in the 1830s that the phrase was not mentioned by the other Evangelists, nor by the Apostles except Peter. "It was not regarded by any of the Evangelists but John of sufficient importance to record." It adds that without John, "we should hardly have known that it was necessary for one to be born again." This suggests that "the text and context was meant to apply to Nicodemus and not to the world." Scholars of historical Jesus, that is, attempting to ascertain how the stories of Jesus match the historical events they are ba