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Codex Brixianus

The Codex Brixianus, designated by f, is a 6th-century Latin Gospel Book, produced in Italy. The manuscript contains 419 folios; the text, written on purple dyed vellum in silver ink, is a version of the old Latin translation which seems to have been a source for the Gothic translation of Ulfilas. At the base of each page is an arcade similar to that found in the Codex Argenteus. Furthermore, the Latin text shows readings which seem to be influenced by the Gothic Bible translation, it has some lacunae. It was named Brixianus after Brescia in Italy. Purple parchment List of New Testament Latin manuscripts F. C. Burkitt. "The Vulgate Gospels and the Codex Brixianus". JTS: 129–134

Antonio Ledesma

Antonio J. Ledesma is a Filipino Roman Catholic clergyman, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines. Born Antonio Javellana Ledesma on March 28, 1943 in Iloilo City, Philippines, he spent his elementary years at St. Aloysius School and at the Ateneo de Manila. Since he remained with the Ateneo until he finished his degree in History and Government, graduating magna cum laude in 1963, he studied Philosophy and Theology at the Loyola House of Studies from 1966 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1973, respectively. He attained his master's degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, he attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States, completing his doctorate in Development in 1980. On May 30, 1963, Ledesma entered the Society of Jesus, he was ordained priest on April 16, 1973. He served as an assistant parish priest in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay from 1980 to 1981. From 1982 to 1996, he worked as a professor and was assigned to various positions in Xavier University.

He taught Sociology and Religious studies. During the same period, he sat as chairman of different societies and non-governmental organizations. Pope John Paul II appointed Ledesma as Coadjutor Prelate of Ipil on June 13, 1996, he succeeded Federico O. Escaler as the Prelate of Ipil on June 28, 1997. On March 4, 2006, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. During his reign, he has led the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines as Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Inter-religious Dialogue since 2009, he has convened local religious leaders in inter-religious dialogues on different social issues. In the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong and in the absence of local government leadership, he led the multi-sectoral relief effort to address the needs of calamity victims. During the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections, he wrote a pastoral letter calling out presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte for his inaction on the rising number of extrajudicial killings in Davao City where the latter was mayor.

One month into the presidency of eventual winner Duterte, Ledesma made a call to stop extrajudicial killings. He said: Ledesma has supported efforts to resolve Mindanao's protracted struggle with Muslim separatists, he has advocated for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Roman Catholic Church Society of Jesus Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro Roman Catholic Diocese of Ipil Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute

Chicago plan

The Chicago plan was a collection of banking reforms suggested by University of Chicago economists in the wake of the Great Depression. A six-page memorandum on banking reform was given limited and confidential distribution to about forty individuals on 16 March 1933; the plan was supported by such notable economists as Frank H. Knight, Lloyd W. Mints, Henry Schultz, Henry C. Simons, Garfield V. Cox, Aaron Director, Paul H. Douglas, Albert G. Hart. Between March and November 1933, the Chicago economists received comments from a number of individuals on their proposal, in November 1933, another memorandum was prepared; the memorandum was expanded to thirteen pages. These memoranda generated much discussion among lawmakers. However, the suggested reforms, such as the abolition of the fractional reserve system and imposition of 100% reserves on demand deposits, were shelved and replaced by less drastic measures; the Banking Act of 1935 institutionalized federal deposit insurance and the separation of commercial and investment banking.

It restored the public's confidence in the banking system and ended discussion of banking reform. After apparent recovery in the mid-1930s, America entered the Recession of 1937-1938; this caused renewed discussion of the key elements of the Chicago plan, in July 1939 a new proposal was drafted, titled A Program for Monetary Reform. The draft resurrected proposals for banking and monetary reform from the original Chicago plan, but did not result in any new legislation; the proposal was never published. A copy of the paper was preserved in a college library. Copies of the paper, stamped on the bottom of the first and last pages, “LIBRARY – COLORADO STATE COLLEGE OF A. & M. A. – FORT COLLINS COLORADO” were circulated at the 5th Annual American Monetary Institute Monetary Reform Conference and the images were scanned for display on the internet. A Program for Monetary Reform was attributed on its cover page to six American economists: Paul H. Douglas, Irving Fisher, Frank D. Graham, Earl J. Hamilton, Wilford I.

King, Charles R. Whittlesey. Douglas, Paul H.. A Program for Monetary Reform., archived from the original on 26 July 2011 Douglas, Paul H.. A Program for Monetary Reform., archived from the original on 3 November 2012

Turkmenian fox

The Turkmenian fox known as the Persian fox, is an Asiatic subspecies of red fox distinguished by its small size and primitive cranial features. It inhabits the Middle Asian plains south of latitude of Ustyurt and the Aral Sea, as well as contiguous parts of Iran and Afghanistan. Compared to its northern cousins, the skull of the Turkmenian fox has a large cranium with a weakly developed sagittal crest. Overall, the skull is much more paedomorphic than that of northern foxes, it is the smallest subspecies of red fox inhabiting Eurasia. Unlike most other red fox subspecies, the Turkmenian fox either lacks reddish colour tones, or has in their place only light, sandy yellow tones. Dull-yellowish or grey tones predominate; the head is sandy or yellowish-creamy with a whitish muzzle. A dark grey, reddish-brown or blackish-brown band is present in front of the eyes; the outer surface of the ears are either pure brownish-black. A cross-like figure is formed by overlapping yellow or brownish tones on the upper neck and shoulders.

The flanks are grey, are more brightly coloured than the back. The throat and belly are whitish or grey; the feet are grey with dark stripes. It is not overly exploited by the fur trade, its fur being ten times cheaper than that of northern foxes, it feeds on Afghan voles. When these are scarce, it will target invertebrates such as termites and grasshoppers. Plant food eaten by the Turkmenian fox includes pistachios, watermelon, various grasses and seeds. Unlike most other red fox subspecies, the Turkmenian fox hunts during the day, thus coinciding with the activity patterns of great gerbils, it may build temporary burrows in its desert environment, dug with an entrance facing south in order to shield itself from northerly winds. Turkmenian fox burrows have 3–5 entrances, but those located in appropriated gerbil colonies may have up to 15, its reproduction is much more prolonged than that of northern foxes. Kits are born in February–March. Heptner, V. G.. P.. Mammals of the Soviet Union Vol. II Part 1a, SIRENIA AND CARNIVORA.

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Boydton Historic District

The Boydton Historic District is a national historic district located at Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. It encompasses 199 contributing buildings, 6 contributing sites, 6 contributing structure, 2 contributing objects in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of the town of Boydton. Notable buildings include the municipal building, the old jail, the Beales and Gregory, Inc. car dealership building, Washington Tavern and Goode Bank, Boydton Department Store, Mecklenburg County Building Department, Southside Regional Library, Presbyterian Meeting House, Saint James Episcopal Church, Boydton Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, "Cedar Crest", "On the Hill", separately listed in 2015. Located in the district and separately listed are the Boyd's Tavern and Mecklenburg County Courthouse, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002