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Lyman Abbott

Lyman J. Abbott was an American Congregationalist theologian and author. Lyman J. Abbott was born at Roxbury, Massachusetts on December 18, 1835, the son of the prolific author and historian Jacob Abbott. Lyman Abbott grew up in Farmington, Maine and in New York City. Abbott's ancestors were from England, came to America twenty years after Plymouth Rock, he graduated from the New York University in 1853, where he was a member of the Eucleian Society, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1856. Abbott soon abandoned the legal profession and after studying theology with his uncle, John Stevens Cabot Abbott, was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church in 1860, he was pastor of the Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana from 1860 to 1865 and of the New England Church in New York City in 1865–1869. From 1865 to 1868 he was secretary of the American Union Commission. In 1869 he resigned his pastorate to devote himself to literature. Abbot worked variously in the publishing profession as an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, was the founder of a publication called the Illustrated Christian Weekly, which he edited for six years.

He was the co-editor of The Christian Union with Henry Ward Beecher from 1876 to 1881. Abbott succeeded Beecher in 1888 as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, he wrote the official biography of Beecher and edited his papers. From 1881 Abbott was editor-in-chief of The Christian Union, renamed The Outlook in 1893; the latter characteristics marked his published works also. Abbott's opinions differed from those of Beecher. Abbott was a constant advocate of Industrial Democracy, was an advocate of Theodore Roosevelt's progressivism for 20 years, he would adopt a pronouncedly liberal theology. He was a pronounced Christian Evolutionist. In two of his books, The Evolution of Christianity and The Theology of an Evolutionist, Abbott applied the concept of evolution in a Christian theological perspective. Although he himself objected to being called an advocate of Darwinism, he was an optimistic advocate of evolution who thought that "what Jesus saw, humanity is becoming." Abbott was a religious figure of some public note and was called upon on October 30, 1897, to deliver an address in New York at the funeral of economist, Henry George.

He resigned his pastorate in November 1898. His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbott, accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Africa. In 1913 Lyman Abbott was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was vigorously advocated in the Outlook, which he edited, because he was a member of the Army and Navy League. During the World War I he was a strong supporter of the government's war policies. Lyman Abbott died on October 22, 1922 and was buried in the New Windsor Cemetery in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York; the editors of The Outlook kept their normal routine, publishing without “departure from the normal course of publication” since, what their departed colleague would have wanted. The issue asked readers for understanding as the paper “wait until next week to give to his friends and unknown, a record of his life and of the tributes which marked his passing.” A brief tribute appeared in that issue, but the November 8th edition contained the official remembrance and tributes.

Fifteen pages in that issue dealt with Abbott, the publishers included "several long essays in Abbott’s honor from close relatives, shorter tributes from friends and past associates, blurbs from many American press companies." The many diverse and prominent author who contributed tributes "demonstrated the scope and magnitude of Lyman Abbott’s influence within American religious and intellectual culture during his long career." Prominent examples include a re-published 1915 tribute from former United States president Theodore Roosevelt and articles from prestigious newspapers such as The New York Times and the New York Herald. Roosevelt praised Abbott for being “one of those men whose work and life give strength to all who believe in this country,” and the New York Herald recalled Abbott’s ability to “convey his valuable opinions to the entire intellectual public.” Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin noted at a memorial service, "Measured by the number of people he reached, Dr. Abbott was unquestionably the greatest teacher of religion of this generation.”

Abbott's lasting influence and widespread appeal is apparent in evaluations of his life. Abbott’s one biographer, Ira V. Brown, confirmed Abbott’s importance via “testimonials by the dozen,” and added that Abbott “directly reached several hundred thousands of people” through his work as a “minister, lecturer and editor.” Abbott was “something of a national patriarch” by the time of his death, according to Brown, he was “no less than a modern oracle” to thousands of followers. Abbott influenced hundreds every week through his sermons at the prestigious Plymouth Avenue Congregationalist Church, he gave speeches at many American colleges, published several books that sold between five and ten thousand copies, edited the Outlook that, at its peak, sold “about 125,000 copies a week.” The magazine "was a prominent news source for Protestant ministers and laypeople all over the United States, demonstrating Abbott's lasting influence." Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher. Jesus of Nazareth Illustrated Commentary on the New Testament A Study in Human Nature What is Christianity? in: The Arena Life of Christ

Kings Avenue, Canberra

Kings Avenue is a road in Canberra which goes between New Parliament House, across Lake Burley Griffin at the Kings Avenue Bridge, to Russell near the Australian-American Monument.. It begins at State Circle around Capital Hill and forms the border between the suburbs of Parkes and Barton, it passes the National Archives of Australia, Robert Garran offices, Edmund Barton Building, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Bowen Place and Kings Park. It ends at the intersection with Russell Drive. Significant roads off it include: National Circuit; the road was named Federal Avenue by the architect of Canberra, Walter Burley Griffin. Principal roads in Canberra are laid out in a geometrical pattern. One of the predominant features forming this geometry is Capital Hill with major roads emanating radially from it. Two of these roads form the Parliamentary Triangle incorporating bridges crossing Lake Burley Griffin. Walter Burley Griffin wanted to name these major avenues with grand names reflecting the reason for the creation of the city with the names Commonwealth Avenue and Federal Avenue.

The government had different ideas. The act of renaming the road from Federal Avenue to Kings Avenue gives rise to two interpretations of the name of Commonwealth Avenue. Rather than the name of the new nation "Commonwealth of Australia" and "Federal Avenue" for the federation of the states that formed that nation, the interpretation is now "Commonwealth Avenue" for the Commonwealth of British Colonies and "Kings Avenue" for the Sovereign of that Commonwealth, violating Griffin's original intent; the speed limit on Kings Avenue is 60 km/h from the State Circle end to the southwestern side of Kings Avenue Bridge. The speed limit over the bridge and up to the Parkes Way overpass is 80 km/h; the avenue is a property on the Australian edition of board game Monopoly Australian Roads portal

Gage Park High School

Gage Park High School is a public 4–year high school located in the Gage Park neighborhood on the south–west side of Chicago, United States. Opened in 1939, Gage Park is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. Gage Park serves students living within three neighboring communities: Chicago Lawn, New City and West Englewood. Gage Park High School opened in 1939. Beginning in the late -- 1960s, racial tensions grew between white students at the school. In 1965, the school's boundary lines were changed, black students first began attending classes; this action led to sporadic violence during the period from 1965 to 1969, leading to several more serious events which occurred over a 3–year period beginning in 1969. In the summer of 1966, Martin Luther King Jr led open housing marches in the Marquette Park neighborhood located just south of the school in order to protest discrimination against blacks in housing caused by illegal red-lining real estate practices; the first serious incident at the school occurred December 1969 when six males students were arrested in a racial-motivated fight between white and black students at the school.

In May 1970, a brawl erupted outside the school involving white and black students stemming from an incident during a lunch break. The brawl resulted into a Chicago police patrolmen being injured. Due to the racial tensions at the school, Gage Park PTA members and community members proposed a plan to shift the school's attendance boundaries which would affect the majority of the school's African-American students; the PTA and community members stressed that enrollment at the time was 3,109, 800 over capacity for the building. Langford stated. After the alderman's decision, community members and protesters called for the Chicago Public Schools board to intervene and force the transfers of 650 students out of the school. In September 1972, a boycott began at the school involving white community members and parents choosing not to send their kids to school due to overcrowding. By the 12th day of the boycott, the Board of Education requested for the parents to end the boycott and register the students.

The school board had proposed a plan to send white students to another area high school and black students to Hyde Park High School, which parents declined. Black parents charged whites with racism over the situation, blaming the school's PTA president Irene Schrader. In addition to whites boycotting the school, Black students and members from Operation PUSH boycotted the school in October 1972. By November 1972, A seven–point program to end violence and tension at the school was approved after a four-hour meeting with then- Chicago schools superintendent James Redmond, Chicago police superintendent James Conlisk and a committee of black leaders and parents; the plan included enforcement of truancy, enforcement of a five-point security plan and a more detailed relationship between school officials and police regarding students. Majority of the white parents and community members 11–week boycott ended days after the new plan was announced. In December of that year, Weeks after the school's plan was approved.

Gage Park's student body is made up of: 61.8% Hispanic, 37.3% African-American, 0.6% Other, 0.3% White and 0.0% Asian. Gage Park High School has a 96.6% Freshman On-Track rate, 91.8% attendance rate, a 71.8% 4-year graduation rate. 98% of seniors graduated in June 2018. Gage Park competes in the Chicago Public League and is a member of the Illinois High School Association; the school's sport teams are named Owls. The boys' baseball team became Chicago Public League champions under the coaching of Paul Stanger in 1946–47; the boys' baseball team became Public league champions in 1962–63. The golf team won the Chicago Public School League Championship in 1966. In the 2017–2018 season, the girls softball team became Public League champions

The Feast and the Famine

"The Feast and the Famine" is a song by the American rock band, Foo Fighters. It is second single from their eighth album Sonic Highways; the song was released on October 24, 2014. The song is inspired by the iconic Washington D. C hardcore punk scene, with the band having traveled to eight different U. S cities to record each song on the album Sonic Highways; the song was recorded at Inner Ear Studio in Arlington County, Virginia with gang vocals from Pete Stahl and Skeeter Thompson of Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia punk band Scream. The song was first played live at Washington D. C's Black Cat club on October 24, 2014.. Despite being a single, the song has only been played live seven times and has not been played since 2015. During the "Washington D. C." episode of the TV series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, the band performs the song at Inner Ear Studios. Like "Something from Nothing", the music video features lyrics appearing in the background. Indie Go-Go band RDGLDGRN made an appearance at the end of the video


Awdalland is a region in Northwestern Somalia, centered on Borama, the capital of the Awdal province. Awdalland takes its name from the Adel Sultanate, a medieval empire which rose to power during the 16th century; the area along the Ethiopian border, around Borama is abundant with ruined cities. These cities were described by Richard F. Burton, a British explorer in 1856, as the first footsteps in East Africa and by A. T. Curle as the unsolved riddle of Africa. In 1995, after the collapse of the Somali central government, a local separatist movement known as the "Awdal Republic" or "Awdalland Republic" sought independence. In 2009, the formation of a new autonomous region within a federalist Somalia was declared. Referred to as "Awdalland" or the Adel State, the local administration does not recognize the secessionist Somaliland government's claim to sovereignty or to its territory. In 2011, Zeila & Lughaya State and its capital town, declared it would not recognize the power of the Somaliland government..

However, the government of Somaliland soon regained some kind of control of the territory. The territory has a total area of 8,566 km2, its main city is Zeila, situated on the coast. Lughaya, Asha Addo, Harirad and Lawyacado are the other principal cities in the region. Awdal is inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Gadabuursi subclan of the Dir well represented and considered the predominant clan of the region. Federico Battera states about the Awdal Region: "Awdal is inhabited by the Gadabuursi confederation of clans." A UN Report published by Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, states concerning Awdal: "The Gadabuursi clan dominates Awdal region. As a result, regional politics in Awdal is synonymous with Gadabuursi internal clan affairs." Marleen Renders and Ulf Terlinden both state that the Gadabuursi exclusively inhabit the Awdal Region: "Awdal in western Somaliland is situated between Djibouti and the Issaq-populated mainland of Somaliland. It is inhabited by the three sub-clans of the Gadabursi clan, whose traditional institutions survived the colonial period, Somali statehood and the war in good shape, remaining functionally intact and relevant to public security."

There is a sizeable minority of the Issa subclan of the Dir who inhabit the Zeila district. Lughaya. Com | Adal: The Land of Ahmed Gurey Awdal Selel and Gebilay SSC TIMES – Real Voice of Sool Sanaag Cayn – Awdalland The Emergence of Awdalland a Vital Reality Check for Secessionist One-Clan-Somaliland Somaliland is not ours any more. Awdalland is our own. A reply to Mudane Mo Heestii Calanka Awdalland Doorashadii Madaxweynaha

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Tour

Morning Glory? Tour was a world concert tour by English band Oasis in support of their hugely successful second album Morning Glory?. The tour, which spanned the UK, the US and Canada, included 103 shows over a period of several months in 1995 and 1996 amidst twelve different tour legs and several cancelled legs in the US and Australia/New Zealand; the tour started on 22 June 1995 with a pre-Glastonbury festival warm up gig at the Bath Pavilion which featured the debut of new drummer Alan White and several new songs off the album which wasn't to be released until early October, ended on 10 September 1996 at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, when the band decided to halt touring to focus on the recording of their anticipated third album, Be Here Now. The tour is notable for its UK summer leg of 1996 which consisted of several open-air concerts to record crowds; the tour included such venues as Maine Road in Manchester, Loch Lomond in Scotland, Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Ireland and Knebworth Park in England in which the band played to 250,000 people over two nights.

Unprecedented for an open-air concert in the UK at the time, the gig holds the record for the largest ticket demand in history with nearly three million ticket applications. Whilst the tour was taking place, Morning Glory? had become a worldwide success and Oasis became one of the biggest bands of the era. The Gallagher brothers made tabloid headlines for their frequent fallouts and rockstar lifestyles; the tour had many disruptions and cancellations due to Noel twice walking out of the group, Liam pulling out of a US leg. When the band broke up for a brief time in late 1996, several US tour dates and the entire Australia and New Zealand leg had to be cancelled. On one such occasion, Oasis were due to perform on MTV unplugged at the Royal Festival Hall in London when Liam pulled out minutes before the group were to take to the stage. Noel had to take over lead vocals for the entire performance whilst Liam heckled him from a balcony in the crowd; the band found out that Liam did not like performing acoustically.

The tour had escalated Oasis from being one of the biggest bands in Britain to being one of the biggest bands in the world. The Earl's Court and Maine Road gigs were filmed and released as the Oasis VHS/DVD... There and Then; the band's typical set list was: "The Swamp Song" "Acquiesce" "Supersonic" "Hello" "Some Might Say" "Roll with It" "Morning Glory" "Cigarettes & Alcohol" "Slide Away" "Champagne Supernova" "Whatever" "Wonderwall" "Cast No Shadow" "Don't Look Back in Anger" "Live Forever" "I Am the Walrus"Other songs performed: "Shakermaker" "Round Are Way" "Rock'N' Roll Star" "The Masterplan" "Talk Tonight" "Listen Up" "Columbia" "Fade Away" "It's Better People" " To Be Free" played only at Roskilde and Glastonbury Festival "Take Me Away" played only two times in the whole tour "Rockin' Chair" played only two times in the whole tour "Cum On Feel the Noize" played at both Maine Road gigs only "My Big Mouth" played at the Loch Lomond gig and at Knebworth "It's Getting Better" played at the Loch Lomond gig and at KnebworthCredits: "I Am the Walrus" written by Lennon-McCartney "Cum On Feel the Noize" written by Jim Lea and Noddy Holder All remaining tracks written by Noel Gallagher List of highest-attended concerts