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Peshitta

The Peshitta is the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition, Including the Maronite Church, the Chaldean Catholic Church, the Syriac Catholic Church. The consensus within biblical scholarship, though not universal, is that the Old Testament of the Peshitta was translated into Syriac from Hebrew in the 2nd century AD, that the New Testament of the Peshitta was translated from the Greek; this New Testament excluding certain disputed books, had become a standard by the early 5th century. The five excluded books were added in the Harklean Version of Thomas of Harqel. However, the 1905 United Bible Society Peshitta used new editions prepared by the Irish Syriacist John Gwynn for the missing books; the name'Peshitta' is derived from the Syriac mappaqtâ pšîṭtâ meaning'simple version'. However, it is possible to translate pšîṭtâ as'common', or'straight', as well as the usual translation as'simple'. Syriac is a dialect, or group of Eastern Aramaic, originating around Edessa.

It is written in the Syriac alphabet, is transliterated into the Latin script in a number of ways, generating different spellings of the name: Peshitta, Peshittâ, Pshitta, Pšittâ, Fshitto. All of these are acceptable; the Peshitta had from the 5th century onward a wide circulation in the East, was accepted and honored by the whole diversity of sects of Syriac Christianity. It had a great missionary influence: the Armenian and Georgian versions, as well as the Arabic and the Persian, owe not a little to the Syriac; the famous Nestorian tablet of Chang'an witnesses to the presence of the Syriac scriptures in the heart of China in the 8th century. The Peshitta was first brought to the West by Moses of Mindin, a noted Syrian ecclesiastic who unsuccessfully sought a patron for the work of printing it in Rome and Venice. However, he was successful in finding such a patron in the Imperial Chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire at Vienna in 1555—Albert Widmanstadt, he undertook the printing of the New Testament, the emperor bore the cost of the special types which had to be cast for its issue in Syriac.

Immanuel Tremellius, the converted Jew whose scholarship was so valuable to the English reformers and divines, made use of it, in 1569 issued a Syriac New Testament in Hebrew letters. In 1645, the editio princeps of the Old Testament was prepared by Gabriel Sionita for the Paris Polyglot, in 1657 the whole Peshitta found a place in Walton's London Polyglot. For long the best edition of the Peshitta was that of John Leusden and Karl Schaaf, it is still quoted under the symbol "Syrschaaf", or "SyrSch"; when the earliest extant New Testament Peshitta text, the Khabouris Codex was found, the news article "US Library gets an Ancient Bible" appeared in the New York Times on March 26, 1955 reporting on the oldest known New Testament Bible written in "the language used by Christ." The article noted. The Codex was said to be insured for "a half" in the amount of $1,500,000 US dollars; this discovery challenges the long held idea that the Peshitta were written after the Greek and Hebrew texts, lending credence to the minority viewpoint held by the Church of the East which itself states to be in possession of the New Testament Scriptures as handed down by the Apostles themselves.

In a detailed examination of Matthew 1–14, Gwilliam found that the Peshitta agrees with the Textus Receptus only 108 times and with Codex Vaticanus 65 times. Meanwhile, in 137 instances it differs from both with the support of the Old Syriac and the Old Latin, in 31 instances it stands alone. To this end, in reference to the originality of the Peshitta, the words of Patriarch Shimun XXI Eshai are summarized as follows: "With reference to....the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, we wish to state, that the Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, that the Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East which has come down from the Biblical times without any change or revision."In the first century CE, the Jewish historian, testified that Aramaic was spoken and understood by Parthians, the remotest Arabians, those of his nation beyond Euphrates with Adiabeni.

He says: "I have proposed to myself, for the sake of such as live under the government of the Romans, to translate those books into the Greek tongue, which I composed in the language of our country, sent to the Upper Barbarians. Joseph, the son of Matthias, by birth a Hebrew, a priest and one who at first fought against the Romans myself, was forced to be present at what was done afterwards," Jewish Wars and continuing, "I thought it therefore an absurd thing to see the truth falsified in affairs of such great consequence, to take no notice of it. Jewish Wars Yigael Yadin, an archeologist working

Feinstein International Center

The Feinstein International Center is a research and teaching center based at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Center promotes the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives and dignity of people affected by humanitarian crises; the center was founded in 1997 as the Feinstein International Famine Center with an endowment from Alan Shawn Feinstein. The Center was set up as a tribute to the victims of the Irish famine on its 150th anniversary, it was established as one of two centers of learning on famine, one at the Friedman School in Boston, USA, a city that has a large Irish immigrant population, one at Cork University in Ireland. In 2006, the Center was renamed the Feinstein International Center. Today, FIC has a research and teaching agenda that includes nutrition, food security, refugees, urbanization, humanitarian systems and response, human rights, gender analysis, women's and children's right, war crimes and reparation.

Faculty and staff conduct field-based research with conflict and crises affected populations and national leaders and development agencies, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, International NGOs, international organizations. FIC faculty and staff are based around the world, including in Boston, MA, New York, NY, London, UK, Kenya and Uganda. FIC faculty and researchers work with local and international partners to conduct and share research on a variety of factors in humanitarian contexts, its current research focuses within the following themes: The changing dimensions of poverty and vulnerability Conflict and its impact on civilians Food security and famine Nutrition People on the move: Migration, displacement and urbanization Promoting evidence based practice in crisis and crisis response Resilient LivelihoodsFIC’s publications are made available to humanitarian actors through its own website and distribution network and a variety of partners, including ReliefWeb, a UN website for humanitarian actors.

Feinstein faculty teach graduate level courses and advise Masters and Doctoral students at two Tufts University schools:the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Courses are offered on the following areas: Field Research Methods Forced Migration Gender and Culture in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Gender and Human Security in Transitional States and Societies Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies International Humanitarian ResponseFIC administers a Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance degree, offered jointly by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the MAHA program is designed for mid-career professionals from government, international and private organizations and agencies who expect to continue working in related fields. The recruitment and admissions process seeks to attract a mix of people from different countries and experiences to create an environment where participants learn from both the classroom experience and from each other.

Additionally, FIC provides technical training globally. Feinstein International Center Official Website

Too Good to Be True (Michael Peterson song)

"Too Good to Be True" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Peterson. It was released in January 1998 as the third single from his debut album Michael Peterson; the song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1998. The song was written by Gene Pistilli. Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the tune "boasts a percolating rhythm and Peterson's personality-packed vocals." The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in early 1998. "Too Good to Be True" debuted at number 55 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 31, 1998. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Nea Smyrni Stadium

Nea Smyrni Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. It is used for football matches and is the home stadium of Panionios G. S. S. which plays for the Greek Super League. The stadium is located in the southern suburb of Nea Smyrni, the heart of the team's fanbase; the all seated stadium holds 11,700 spectators and was built in 1939. Before full seating was installed on 1998 for the participation of Panionios FC in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup its capacity was close to 19,000; the stadium is eligible to host UEFA Europa League matches and its football pitch dimensions are about average at 105x72m. In November 1937, Panionios G. S. S. Board of Directors led by President D. Karabatis and the Municipality of Nea Smyrni agreed to relocate the club in Nea Smyrni, the Athens suburb, inhabited by Greek World War I refugees coming from Smyrna, the club's historical home. Construction works started in 1938, were completed one year later. In the summer of 1940 the first football matches take place, with the club donating the money to support the repair of Greek Warship "Elli", hit by Italian forces on World War II.

On September that year Panionios G. S. S. Celebrated its 50th year together with the completion of building the new stadium. Since it has been used for over 70 years from Panionios G. S. S. Associated clubs and sports divisions. Improvement works have been undertaken in 2001 and 2003 including a cafeteria, Panionios G. S. S. Sports shop and office facilities, improved medical and player facilities etc. Additionally a roof was placed above the East wing of the stadium. In 2009 Panionios G. S. S. Installed an electronic ticketing system on the stadium to improve security in the team's matches. Despite the improvements the core fan base of the team as well as its management support that the old stadium is inadequate to cover the team's needs in terms of quality of services provided to the fans. Additionally, there are safety concerns as the stadium does not have enough entry and exit points in case of emergency; the highest attendance recorded was on 1974 against Panathinaikos with 20,950 spectators. After the installation of seats and the reduction of the stadium's capacity there have been numerous matches with full attendance in European competitions.

The most recent ticket'sold-out' was against Panathinaikos in 2008. Apart from Panionios G. S. S. and its associated youth teams, the stadium was used for decades from Panionios G. S. S. Athletes on track & numerous times from the Greek National U-21 and U-23 football teams. Additionally, due to the closing of many stadiums for renovation for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Nea Smyrni stadium was used from other football clubs as well; those included AEK FC for the first half of the 2003/2004 football season and Olympiacos F. C. for one match on February 2003 against OFI. Last it has been the venue site for the 2004 Greek Cup final played by Olympiacos. Due to its densely populated location, Nea Smyrni stadium has been used as a concert site; the most famous concert taken place was Metallica's first appearance in Greece on June 27, 1993. Panionios G. S. S. President Constantinos Tsakiris has announced the willingness of the club to replace the old stadium with a brand new 29.000 m² athletic centre cost of which will be 60 million euro.

The new athletic centre will include a modern football stadium of 12,000 seats, a basketball and a volleyball arena, an aquatic complex, a track and field training center as well as facilities for boxing, rhythmic gymnastics, etc. Additionally, it will include a building complex of 6.500 m² for complementary amenities of the football stadium like vestry, administration offices, restaurants, VIP accommodations, press facilities. The extra facilities other than the football stadium will be used by Panionios G. S. S; the multi-sport club under which Panionios G. S. S. Belongs; the new stadium project has triggered a minor controversy as small number of petitioners alongside side with members of the council of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni are objecting in its construction and are threatening to take legal action unless a new formula will be agreed between all parties regarding certain aspects of the project. The main argument of the opposition group is that the new athletic center will have increased commercial spaces in comparison to the existing one, thus increasing traffic and congestion in the area.

The club responds that this extra space for commercial use in the project's architectural plans consist of parking spaces and administration offices for Panionios G. S. S. and Panionios G. S. S., a common land use for the area and not department stores as the opposition believes. Additionally, the club argues that according to the current urban planning status of the existing stadium there is space for extra commercial uses that are not in operation/lease; the debate has temporarily paused, with the club pointing that without the commercial spaces in place the new project cannot generate enough income to repay its construction cost and has promised to come back with an alternative proposal that will satisfy all parties. Moreover, the Municipality of Nea Smyrni which has collectively taken a positive stance towards the new athletic center is expected to facilitate the debate and assist its resolution. List of association football stadiums by country Panionios GSS official website Panionios F. C. official website Stadium Pictures Stadia.gr Stadium Guide images

Local committee (Czechoslovakia)

Local committees were the representatives of the central committee, which administered municipalities in Czechoslovakia in the years 1945 though 1990. In 1945, the local committees were awarded jurisdiction over municipalities in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, replacing existing municipal councils. In addition to their existing agendas, they dealt with post-war issues, such as: The confiscation of agricultural property of Germans and Czech traitors Criminal offenses against the national honor War reparations The Expulsion of Germans The appointment of the national administration The tallying and compensation of war damagesInterim Implemention guidelines for state administration were published in September 10, 1947. Starting in February, 1948, the apparatus of state government came under the control of the Communist Party. An updated constitution was ratified on May 9, 1948. All levels of government intervened into social life. A new law on regional government was adopted on December 21, 1948, which enacted a complete reorganization of the state administration.

A new regulation was issued on February 28, 1950 which specified the creation of local chapters of the national committee. These local committees were subordinate to regional committees; the legal system at the time did not recognize municipalities as independent governing entities, so the local committees were the'de facto' lowest level of government. The local committees consisted of an administrative organ. In those districts of Prague amalgamated into the capital region between 1968 and 1974, local committees continued to function, but were in fact subordinate to the Prague regional committee, while the original districts were governed directly by the regional committee. In 1990, after the Velvet Revolution, the local committees were transformed into municipal governments with local councils, except in Prague, where local government was divided at the district level; this article was translated from the Czech Wikipedia

WBBZ (AM)

WBBZ 1230 AM is a radio station licensed to Ponca City, Oklahoma. The station broadcasts an adult contemporary format and is owned by Sterling Broadcasting, LLC. Federal Communications Commission records list WBBZ's "Date First Licensed" as September 9, 1925. However, due to the station's complicated history, there are alternate chronologies that trace its founding to both early 1924, January 1928. In early 1924 Noble B. Watson in Indianapolis, was issued a license for a new station with the sequentially assigned call letters WBBZ. Nobel ceased operating the station in May 1925, the Department of Commerce, regulators of radio at the time, reported that the station had been deleted. However, Noble sold the station equipment to C. L. Carrell of Chicago, who on September 9, 1925 received a new station license that retained the WBBZ call letters. Carrell outfitted WBBZ as a portable broadcasting station, joining what would be a roster of seven stations that he controlled; these stations were hired out for a few weeks at a time to theaters located in small midwestern towns that didn't have their own radio stations, to be used for special programs broadcast to the local community.

WBBZ made its first Ponca City appearance sometime in 1927, when Carrell associate Harry Kyler brought the station to town for a week-long run at the Poncan Theatre. The station returned for a longer stay at the Theatre, beginning with a broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on January 30, 1928. In May 1928, the formed Federal Radio Commission announced it would soon end the licensing of portable facilities, the stations were notified that they would be deleted if they didn't find permanent homes. Carrell decided to keep WBBZ permanently in Ponca City. WBBZ was a charter member of the Oklahoma Network when it was formed in 1937. C. L. Carrell operated WBBZ until his death in 1933, after which his widow, Adelaide Lillian Carrell, took over as owner and station manager, she in turn made arrangements in 1948 to sell the station to the Ponca City Publishing Co., finalized early the next year. On September 12, 2018, WBBZ changed formats from classic hits to adult contemporary, branded as "Sunny 1230", a format transferred from sister station KQSN 104.7 FM Ponca City, which switched to country.

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