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Pat Robertson

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson is an American media mogul, political commentator, former Republican presidential candidate, former Southern Baptist minister. Robertson advocates a conservative Christian ideology and is known for his past activities in Republican party politics, he is associated with the Charismatic Movement within Protestant evangelicalism. He serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, he appears daily on CBN's flagship television program. On Robertson's own account, he was not a serious Christian, he failed the New York bar exam. Failing the bar cost Robertson opportunities at post-graduate employment, in the ensuing months of what he described as disappointment and unemployment, he became a born-again Christian and began a career as a minister. Spanning over five decades, Robertson has had a career as the founder of several major organizations and corporations as well as a university: The Christian Broadcasting Network, the International Family Entertainment Inc.

Regent University, the American Center for Law & Justice, the Founders Inn and Conference Center, the Christian Coalition, an L-1011 Flying Hospital, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, CBN Asia. He is a best-selling author and the host of The 700 Club, a Christian News and TV program broadcast live weekdays on Freeform via satellite from CBN studios, as well as on channels throughout the United States, on CBN network affiliates worldwide; the son of U. S. Senator A. Willis Robertson, Robertson was a Southern Baptist and was active as an ordained minister with that denomination for many years, but holds to a charismatic theology not traditionally common among Southern Baptists, he unsuccessfully campaigned to become the Republican Party's nominee in the 1988 presidential election. As a result of his seeking political office, he no longer serves in an official role for any church, his personal influence and media and financial resources make him a recognized and controversial public voice for conservative Christianity in the United States.

Marion Gordon Robertson was born on March 22, 1930, in Lexington, into a prominent political family, the youngest of two sons. His parents were Absalom Willis Robertson, a conservative Democratic Senator, his wife Gladys Churchill, was a housewife and a musician, he met Adelia "Dede" Elmer, a fashion model and beauty queen in the Miss Ohio State contest, studying for her masters in Nursing at Yale University. She was a nursing student at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, they were married on August 26, 1954. His family includes four children, among them Gordon P. Robertson and Tim Robertson and, as of mid-2016, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. At a young age, Robertson was nicknamed Pat by his six-year-old brother, Willis Robertson, Jr. who enjoyed patting him on the cheeks when he was a baby while saying "pat, pat". As he got older, Robertson thought, he considered "Marion" to be effeminate, "M. Gordon" to be affected, so he opted for his childhood nickname "Pat", his strong awareness for the importance of names in the creation of a public image showed itself again during his presidential run when he threatened to sue NBC news for calling him a "television evangelist", which became "televangelist", at a time when Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker were objects of scandal.

When he was eleven, Robertson was enrolled in the preparatory McDonogh School outside Baltimore, Maryland. From 1940 until 1946 he attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, where he graduated with honors, he gained admission to Washington and Lee University, where he received a B. A. in History, graduating magna cum laude. He joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Robertson has said, "Although I worked hard at my studies, my real major centered around lovely young ladies who attended the nearby girls schools."In 1948, the draft was reinstated and Robertson was given the option of joining the Marine Corps or being drafted into the Army. Robertson has described his military service as follows: "We did long, grueling marches to toughen the men, plus refresher training in firearms and bayonet combat." In the same year, he transferred to Korea, "I ended up at the headquarters command of the First Marine Division," says Robertson. "The Division was in combat in the hot and dusty bitterly cold portion of North Korea just above the 38th Parallel identified as the'Punchbowl' and'Heartbreak Ridge.'

For that service in the Korean War, the Marine Corps awarded me three battle stars for'action against the enemy.'"Parts of Robertson's description of his service were proven to be false. Former Republican Congressman Paul "Pete" McCloskey, Jr. who served with Robertson in Korea, wrote a public letter that said that Robertson was spared combat duty when his powerful father, a U. S. Senator, intervened on his behalf, that Robertson spent most of his time in an office in Japan. According to McCloskey, his time in the service was not in combat, but as the "liquor officer" responsible for keeping the officers' clubs supplied with alcohol. Robertson filed a $35 million libel suit against McCloskey in 1986, he dropped the case in 1988, before it paid McCloskey's court costs. According to a newspaper report from 1986, Robertson confirmed elements of McCloskey's allegations and said that he never saw front-l

Circulo Industrial de Alcoy

The Circulo Industrial de Alcoy is a cultural institution from Alcoy, Valencian Community, founded on January 1, 1868. It is placed in the city center of Alcoy, his creation had as aim to create an entity, using as link and point of meeting of the businessmen and the Alcoy's middle class. From his beginnings it developed sociocultural aims and activities; the history of Alcoy's Industrial Circle is a faithful reflection of Alcoy's economic and industrial history. The building was designed by the Valencian architect Timoteo Briet Montaud in 1909–1911; the building is one of the most representative works of the Art Nouveau in Alcoy. It is one of the most singular and better preserved Art Nouveau works of Alcoy, both in his exterior and in his elegant interior spaces, it has the characteristics of the architectural Art Nouveau movement Secession. It has the cataloguing of protected with the level the IInd of Integral Protection in the General Plan, beside being inventoried by Fine arts and the Architects' Official College of the Valencian Community.

Doménech Romá, Jorge. Modernismo en Alcoy, su contexto histórico y los oficios artesanales. Editorial Aguaclara. Pp. 409–420. ISBN 978-84-613-8233-0. Jaén i Urban, Gaspar. Instituto de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert, Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, ed. Guía de arquitectura de la provincia de Alicante. P. 15. ISBN 84-7784-353-8. Art Nouveau in Alcoy Website of the Círculo Industrial de Alcoy The building in Alcoy Tourism

John Day Highway

John Day Highway No. 5 is a highway in eastern Oregon. It comprises Oregon Route 19, portions of Oregon Route 207 and U. S. Route 26; the western terminus of John Day Highway is at an intersection with Interstate 84, 1 mile north of Arlington. It follows OR 19 southward for about 76 miles, through the cities of Condon and Fossil, where it meets with OR 207 at Service Creek. Here John Day Highway follows OR 207 for 16 miles to Spray. At Spray, John Day Highway goes southward, it passes the community of Kimberly, through the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, meets up with U. S. 26. The highway follows US 26 eastward, through the communities of Dayville, Mount Vernon, Prairie City, Unity and Jamieson; the eastern terminus of John Day Highway is at Vale. John Day Highway from Fossil to Austin Junction is a part of the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, an Oregon state byway. John Day River John Day, Oregon Motorcycle Roads Northwest: Oregon Route 19'John Day Highway'

Tiago Machado

Tiago José Pinto Machado is a Portuguese professional road racing cyclist. Machado rides for Atum General–Tavira–Maria Nova Hotel. After spending two seasons with RadioShack–Leopard, Machado joined NetApp–Endura for the 2014 season. Following a successful start of the season, which saw him winning the overall classification of the Tour of Slovenia, his first Category 2.1 overall win, Machado started the Tour de France for the first time in his career. Machado had a strong start, was third overall after nine stages. On stage ten, Machado crashed badly on a descent 96 kilometres from the finish, sliding down the road for about 100 metres. After being checked by the doctors and when he was expected to abandon the race, he ordered his team to give him back his bicycle, climbed 3 mountains and arrived to the finishing line last, 43 minutes behind the day's winner, Vincenzo Nibali, he was sutured after the stage, despite arriving outside the time limit, the commissaires allowed Machado to continue on the race due to his efforts.

French newspaper L'Équipe described Machado's effort as "heroic". Machado left NetApp–Endura after the 2014 campaign and joined Team Katusha on an initial two-year contract, he signed a contract extension for the 2017 season in October 2016. Machado is a supporter of S. L. Benfica. Media related to Tiago Machado at Wikimedia Commons Tiago Machado at Cycling Archives

Montreal Jazz

The Montreal Jazz were a Canadian professional basketball team based in Montreal, Canada. The team played its only season in the National Basketball League of Canada in the 2012-2013 season, in place of the Laval Kebs; the Jazz played its home games at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau. The Jazz did not play in the 2013-14 NBL Canada season after failing to secure a new ownership group. On October 26, 2012 NBL Canada announced that a Montreal expansion team would join the league in place of the folded Laval Kebs, it was announced on November 2012 that the team would be named the Montreal Jazz. After finishing the 2012-13 NBL Canada season with a disappointing 2-38 record and without an owner, the NBL Canada Board of Governors decided to suspend the Jazz for the 2013-14 season. Montreal Jazz on Facebook

Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen, 2nd Viscount Newcomen

Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen, 2nd Viscount Newcomen, known as The Honourable Sir Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen, Bt, between 1807 and 1817, was an Irish politician. Gleadowe-Newcomen was the son of Sir William Gleadowe-Newcomen, 1st Baronet, by Charlotte, only child and heiress of Charles Newcomen, of Carrickglass, County Longford, grandson of Sir Robert Newcomen, 6th Baronet, of Kenagh. Charlotte had been created Baroness Newcomen in 1800 and Viscountess Newcomen in 1802, in honour of her husband as well as in recognition of the large estates she had inherited through her father, he was appointed High Sheriff of Longford for 1801. Gleadowe-Newcomen succeeded his father as a Knight of the Shire for County Longford in 1802, a seat he held until 1806, he succeeded his father as second Baronet and his mother as second Viscount Newcomen in 1817. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. Lord Newcomen died in January 1825, aged 48, he inherited Newcomen Bank but after a banking failure which ruined his own family and many clients in the 1820s he shot himself in his office.

Newcomen never married, but had a long-term relationship with Harriet Holland, who bore him eight children. One of their daughters Theresa Newcomen married 1stly Captain Richard Howe Cockerell RN, a nephew of Sir Charles Cockerell, had issue three daughters: Susan Caroline, Mrs Greville Vernon, wife since 1858 of the Hon Greville Richard Vernon, son of Lord Lyveden, their grandson became the 5th Baron in 1969, is ancestor of the present Lord Lyveden. Anna Theresa Cockerell Countess of Shrewsbury. Frederica, Lady North, wife since January 1858 of the 11th Baron North, ancestress of subsequent barons. Theresa Cockerell married again 1841 Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton as his first wife, bore him three sons and one daughter. Profile, Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen