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In religion, a prophet is an individual, regarded as being in contact with a divine being and is said to speak on that entity's behalf, serving as an intermediary with humanity by delivering messages or teachings from the supernatural source to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. Claims of prophethood have existed in many cultures throughout history, including Judaism, Islam, in ancient Greek religion, Zoroastrianism and many others; the English word prophet is a compound Greek word, from the verb phesein. In Hebrew, the word נָבִיא, "spokesperson", traditionally translates as "prophet"; the second subdivision of the Tanakh, is devoted to the Hebrew prophets. The meaning of navi is described in Deuteronomy 18:18, where God said, "...and I will put My words in his mouth, he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him." Thus, the navi was thought to be the "mouth" of God. The root nun-bet-alef is based on the two-letter root nun-bet. In addition to writing and speaking messages from God, Israelite or Judean nevi'im acted out prophetic parables in their life.

For example, in order to contrast the people's disobedience with the obedience of the Rechabites, God has Jeremiah invite the Rechabites to drink wine, in disobedience to their ancestor's command. The Rechabites refuse, for. Other prophetic parables acted out by Jeremiah include burying a linen belt so that it gets ruined to illustrate how God intends to ruin Judah's pride. Jeremiah buys a clay jar and smashes it in the Valley of Ben Hinnom in front of elders and priests to illustrate that God will smash the nation of Judah and the city of Judah beyond repair. God instructs Jeremiah to make a yoke from wood and leather straps and to put it on his own neck to demonstrate how God will put the nation under the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. In a similar way, the prophet Isaiah had to walk stripped and barefoot for three years to illustrate the coming captivity, the prophet Ezekiel had to lie on his side for 390 days and eat measured food to illustrate the coming siege; the prophetic assignment is not always portrayed as positive in the Hebrew Bible, prophets were the target of persecution and opposition.

God's personal prediction for Jeremiah, "Attack you they will, overcome you they can't," was performed many times in the biblical narrative as Jeremiah warned of destruction of those who continued to refuse repentance and accept more moderate consequences. In return for his adherence to God's discipline and speaking God's words, Jeremiah was attacked by his own brothers and put into the stocks by a priest and false prophet, imprisoned by the king, threatened with death, thrown into a cistern by Judah's officials, opposed by a false prophet. Isaiah was told by his hearers who rejected his message, "Leave the way! Get off the path! Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel!" The life of Moses being threatened by Pharaoh is another example. According to I Samuel 9:9, the old name for navi is ro'eh, רֹאֶה, which means "Seer"; that could document an ancient shift, from viewing prophets as seers for hire to viewing them as moral teachers. L. C. Allen comments that in the First Temple Era, there were seer-priests, who formed a guild, performed rituals and sacrifices, were scribes, there were canonical prophets, who did none of these and had instead a message to deliver.

The seer-priests were attached to a local shrine or temple, such as Shiloh, initiated others as priests in that priesthood: it was a mystical craft-guild with apprentices and recruitment. Canonical prophets were not organised this way; some examples of prophets in the Tanakh include Abraham, Miriam, Samuel, Ezekiel and Job. In Jewish tradition Daniel is not counted in the list of prophets. A Jewish tradition suggests that there were twice as many prophets as the number which left Egypt, which would make 1,200,000 prophets; the Talmud recognizes the existence of 48 male prophets who bequeathed permanent messages to mankind. According to the Talmud there were seven women who are counted as prophetesses whose message bears relevance for all generations: Sarah, Devorah, Abigail and Esther; the Talmudic and Biblical commentator Rashi points out that Rebecca and Leah were prophets. Isaiah 8:3-4 refers he married "the prophetess", which conceived and gave to him a son, named by God Mahèr-salàl-cash-baz.

Her name isn't elsewhere specified. Prophets in Tanakh are not always Jews; the story of Balaam in Numbers 22 describes a non-Jewish prophet. According to the Talmud, Obadiah is said to have been a convert to Judaism; the last nevi'im mentioned in the Jewish Bible are Haggai and Malachi, all of whom lived at the end of the 70-year Babylonian exile. The Talmud states that Haggai and Malachi were the last prophets, nowadays only the "Bath Kol" exists. In Christianity, a prophet is one inspired by God through the Holy Spirit to deliver a message; some Christian denominations limit a prophet's message to words intended only for the entire church congregation, excluding personal m

Computer-aided lean management

Computer-aided lean management, in business management, is a methodology of developing and using software-controlled, lean systems integration. Its goal is to drive innovation towards cycle-time savings, it attempts to create an efficient use of capital and resources through the development and use of one integrated system model to run a business's planning, design and operations. Computer-Aided Lean Management is a management philosophy that uses computational software to reduce risk and inefficiencies. CALM acts on uncertainties and business inefficiencies to increase profitability through the use of computational decision-making tools that enable opportunities for additional value creation, it is based on the application of software to enable continuous improvement through an Integrated System Model of the business’s physical assets, business processes, machine learning. This unique integration of software applications using lean principles was developed in the aerospace industry and has migrated to the energy industry.

The creation of an integrated system model removes the barriers posed by the silos or stovepipes inherent in the departmentalization of most companies. Integration enables lean uses of information for the creation of actionable knowledge. CALM strives to create such a lean management approach to running the company through the rigors of software enforcement. From this software enforcement comes clear policy and procedures that are adhered to, activity-based costing, measurement of effectiveness, the capability of using advanced algorithms for dramatic improvements in optimization of resources. CALM creates business capabilities through software to enable technology application, streamlining of processes, a lean organizational structure; the methodology is based on a commonsense approach for running a business, by measuring of actions taken and using those measurements to design improved processes in order to drive out inefficiencies. CALM was inspired by lean processes and techniques that were dominant management technologies with a wide diversity of applications and successes.

Motorola and General Electric had been known for the concepts of Six Sigma. Boeing in turn took the Toyota model and added computer-aided enforcement of lean methodologies throughout the manufacturing process. One of the major sources for CALM's outgrowth was integrated definition modeling in aerospace manufacturing, pioneered by the U. S. Air Force in the 1970s. IDEF is a methodology designed to model the end-to-end decisions and activities of an organization or system so that costs and cycle times can be optimized. IDEF methods have been adapted for wider use in automotive, aerospace and software development industries. IDEF methods serve as a starting point to understand lean management through semantic data modeling; the IDEF process begins by mapping the as-is functions of an enterprise, creating a graphical model, or road map, that shows what controls each important function, who performs it, what resources are required for carrying it out, what it produces, how much it costs, what relationships it has to other functions of the organization.

IDEF simulations of the to-be enterprise have been found to be efficient at streamlining and modernizing both companies and governmental agencies. The best-developed evolution of the IDEF model beyond Toyota was at Boeing, their project life-cycle process has grown into a rigorous software system that links people, tools and the environmental impact of any newly planned project, before any building is allowed to begin. More than half of the time for any given project is spent building the precedence diagrams, or three-dimensional process maps, integrating with outside suppliers, designing the implementation plan-all on the computer. Once real activity is initiated, an action tracker is used to monitor inputs and outputs versus the schedule and delivery metrics in real time throughout the organization; when the execution of a new airplane design begins, it is so well organized that it cuts both costs and build time in half for each successive generation of airframe. And, of course, it is paperless.

Boeing created a complex lean management process called'define and control airplane configuration/manufacturing resource management'. The process was built with the help of the operations research and computer sciences departments of the University of Pittsburgh; the manufacture of the Boeing 777 was a success, it became the precursor to succeeding generations of CALM at Boeing. Boeing is four generations beyond that airplane now, they have succeeded in cutting the time and cost for each new generation of airplane. Boeing’s successes in conversion from inefficient silos of manufacturing to a lean and efficient operation have become legendary; the methodology of CALM has been applied to field orientated infrastructure based businesses with interdependent systems, such as electric utilities where a smart grid concept is being researched and developed. The management of infrastructure-based industries like oil, electricity, water and renewables requires massive investments in interdependent, physical infrastructure, as well as simultaneous attention to disparate market forces.

In infrastructure businesses that manage field assets, uncertainty is the prime impediment to profitability, rather than the maintenance of efficient supply chains or the management of factory assembly lines. These businesses are dominated by ri

Real Pilar FĂștbol Club

Real Pilar Fútbol Club is a football club located in Pilar, a city of Buenos Aires Province. The squad plays in Primera D, the fifth division of the Argentine football league system, having debuted in the 2017–18 season; the team plays its home venues at Municipal Stadium Carlos Barraza of Pilar. The club was established by entrepreneur César Mansilla, that had worked for Mauricio Macri, Chief of Government of Buenos Aires by those times. Mansilla was a personal friend of Boca Juniors Daniel Angelici. Despite not having football players and manager, Real Pilar affiliated to the AFA to play in Primera D, through an Association's rules exemption that allowed the club to be registered as provisional member; the decision was criticized by some journalists that stated the club had been favoured because of Mansilla's ties with the political power represented by Macri and Angelici. Mansilla denied that his relation with Macri had favoured Real Pilar to get a place in AFA domestic league. Real Pilar was the first club which request was accepted by the Association within 40 years.

Real Pilar's official debut was on September 2017, against Victoriano Arenas. Managed by Roberto Romano, the line-up was: Juan Pablo Ghiglione; the squad lost to Victoriano Arenas 3–1. In October 2017, the Association Assembly ratified Real Pilar's affiliation to the body; as of 18 May 2018Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Real Pilar FC has a women's football team that played its first official match in the Second Division. Therefore, Real Pilar became the first club in Argentine football history to debut with men's and women's team in the same season. Official website


D-Crunch is a South Korean idol group formed by All-S Company in Seoul. The group consists of nine members: rappers Hyunho, O. V, Chanyoung and Dylan; the nonet released its debut single "Palace" from 0806 on August 6, 2018. Three months the group released its first mini-album M1112 along with "Stealer". By the end of the year, D-Crunch received the Focus Award at the Asia Artist Awards. "Are You Ready?" from their second mini-album M0527 was released on May 27, 2019. D-Crunch was formed under All-S company by producer of girl group Girl's Day. An abbreviation of Diamond-Crunch, it signifies their capability of breaking diamond with their "strong performance and powerful musicality". With a foundation in hip hop music, other considerations for their name included Hip Hop Force and Hip Hop Gangster; the group consists of three vocalists. Hyunho and Jungseung were the final members added to the lineup, respectively; the members trained together for one year. The team is headed by leaders O. V and Hyunwook.

D-Crunch's forthcoming debut was first announced on July 4, 2018. Ahead of the group's launch, O. V, Chanyoung and Dylan, in addition to All-S Company female trainees Hyungshin and Garam, debuted in the unit Geupsik-Dan with "Geupsik". D-Crunch released their debut single album 0806 and its lead single "Palace" on August 8, their use of diamond imagery led to accusations of plagiarism of boy group Seventeen, which had employed the same element during its debut, utilizes Carat as its official fan club name, includes the phrase "boom boom" in its introductory greeting. D-Crunch denied the allegations. On November 12, the group followed up with its first mini-album M1112 and "Stealer". D-Crunch won the Focus Award at the 2018 Asia Artist Awards, its first within four months after debuting. D-Crunch was one among over one hundred applicants to audition for the 2019 K-pop Dream Star Audition in Japan; the group advanced into the final eight and performed at the Maihama Amphitheater on March 16. Voted by a panel of nine judges and the audience, D-Crunch accumulated the most points and was awarded the Grand Prix.

As the prize winner, the band would receive up to ¥100,000,000 to cover promotion costs. D-Crunch traveled throughout Malaysia to embark on a promotional tour, which began with a press conference on March 22; the group appeared on local radio and television broadcasts. In May, D-Crunch took part in the KCON 2019 Japan convention and helped promote tourism of South Korea by performing at the 2020 Daegu–North Gyeongsang Province Year of Tourism Road Campaign in Ho Chi Minh City. D-Crunch released its second mini-album M0527 and the single "Are You Ready?" on May 27. The following month, they attended the 2019 Asia Model Awards, where they received the Rising Star Award; the band held a two-day showcase starting on July 27 at Ocean Center in the Pazundaung Township of Yangon, Myanmar. D-Crunch held a domestic solo concert on August 24 to mark its one-year anniversary since debut, they partnered with Green Umbrella ChildFund and the entirety of the concert's proceeds were donated to the foundation.

Preceding its entrance into the music market of Japan, D-Crunch launched a two-week promotional campaign across Tokyo. They held 16 promotional performances, including a showcase on September 20, they released a Japanese-language version of "Are You Ready?" on October 16 as their debut single in the country. D-Crunch performed at the Korea Festival 2019 in United Arab Emirates on October 24, traveled to Kuwait for the 40th Anniversary Concert of Korea-Kuwait Diplomatic Relations on October 27 hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. According to Chanyoung, the group modified its choreography to conform with Middle Eastern culture. Mohammed al-Jabri, the Minister of Mass Media and Information, canceled the latter performance shortly before it took place. D-Crunch apologized to the audience and the event was concluded. According to daily newspaper Al-Anba, the minister determined that D-Crunch's dances and attire "did not adhere to customs and traditions of the people of Kuwait". In early 2020, D-Crunch terminated their exclusive contract with All-S Company and signed with Ai Grand Korea.

All members of D-Crunch participate in choreography. They try to "deliver a message" through their lyrics. G. I. G—an initialism for Good Thing Is Good Thing—is the songwriting team within the group which compromises Hyunwook, O. V, Hyunoh, they shape D-Crunch's music direction. Each member supplies ideas to the songwriters. Lee Jeong-yeon of The Dong-a Ilbo referred to the nonet as the "singer-songwriter idol group". D-Crunch cites BTS as their role model. List of members and roles. Hyunwook – leader, main vocals Hyunho – rap O. V – leader, rap Hyunoh – vocals Hyunwoo – vocals Minhyuk – rap Chanyoung – rap Jungseung – rap Dylan – rap Official website

German Swiss International School

The German Swiss International School is an international school in Hong Kong established in 1969 by German and Swiss families looking for a bilingual German-English education in an international setting. Beginning with 73 students in its inaugural year, GSIS now has 1,250 students from over 30 countries; the school was established in 1969 by Swiss parents. GSIS enrolls students from Kindergarten to Secondary in two parallel streams known as the English International Stream and the German International Stream. Starting from the 2019/2020 school year, it has offered German/Chinese bilingual kindergarten classes, it has a Business College, which offers Wholesale & Foreign Trade and Transport & Logistics Management training programmes. The official Primary curriculum of the English Stream offers English/Language, geography, General Studies, Library, Learning Technology, known as ICT to students, Physical Education and Science. German language is taught from Year 2 and remains compulsory until after Year 11.

Chinese is introduced in Year 4 and Science is introduced in Year 5. In 2013, the English Stream adopted the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme for Year 12 and 13, replacing the GCE A-level programme. Many students take the SAT I/II or the Sprachdiplom for applications to universities in the United States or Germany respectively. In the past, the English Stream followed the British education system, completing GCSE and I/GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. Exams will be taken at the end of Year 11; the examining boards are Edexcel, depending on what subject is being taken. At GCSE/IGCSE level, compulsory subjects include English Language, English Literature, German and Physical Education. Students choose electives from the following subject pools: Languages Humanities Sciences Arts The same subjects above were available at AS-Level and A-Level, with the exception of English Language and Music, which are only offered at AS-Level. There were no compulsory AS - or A-Level subjects.

For the IB programme, students are only allowed a maximum of 6 subjects in total, with English and Mathematics being compulsory. Students are required to choose one subject each from the GCSE/IGCSE categories. However, students are allowed to pursue a second Humanities or Science subject if they decide not to take a subject from the Arts. In line with most German states, the German Secondary Department offers an eight-year Gymnasium course; the curriculum is based on the core curriculum of German schools in Southeast and East Asia, which in turn is based on the curricula of the state of Thuringia. The school offers English, French and Mandarin programmes. GSIS is one of the first German Schools Abroad to offer the bilingual Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung; as much as 50 percent of the Abitur exams can be taken in English. To prepare students for these exams, Geography is taught bilingually from K07 to K09 and in English from K10; the Business College is based in the Pok Fu Lam Campus. In 1969, GSIS first opened to 73 students in a house at The Peak.

Due to growing student numbers, the school relocated some or all of its classes multiple times until 1975 when the school was able to open its first school building on Guildford Road. Today the Peak campus comprises three buildings, including the Upper Building, Middle Building and Lower Building; the Upper Building is taken up by the Primary School, while the Middle and Lower Buildings are for Secondary School. The cafeteria is operated by Compass, the catering company contracted by GSIS. In 2007, the Hong Kong Government awarded GSIS a second campus at 162 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, which in 2010 became the new home for the Kindergarten and Lower Primary: Y01 in the English stream, Deutsche Vorschule in the German stream; the school consists of 3 buildings: the Middle Building and the Lower Building. All buildings were renovated during the Campus Development Plan, 2012–2016; the Upper Building houses Upper Primary Departments. The building is four levels high and consists of a glass covered courtyard, in the centre of the building.

Older students and staff are free to go to the Wellcome supermarket, located directly across the road at 2–4 Watford Road, during breaks, free lessons and lunchtime. The Middle Building houses ESD and GSD subject cluster classrooms, the library, Three Mackerels Cafeteria as well as the black box drama theatre; this building includes the Ingrid Buchholtz Hall, known as the IB Hall, the main multi-purpose hall/theatre in the school. The building used to house the school's outdoor swimming pool, which sat at the top of the building, it went under renovation as part of Phase III of the Campus Development Plan from June 2012 to August 2014. In November 2014, when the building's renovations were complete, an opening ceremony was held in the newly refurbished IB Hall; the Lower Building is situated at the lower end of Guildford Road. It used to house the Primary sections of both streams; as for the meantime, the Primary students have been relocated to the Wan Chai Campus while renovations are still ongoing.

This was done in order to minimise the distractions of a construction site. Most of the building, from the ba

Anthony Lolli

Anthony Lolli is a real estate developer and founder of the Brooklyn-based brokerage firm Rapid Realty. Anthony Lolli was born in New York City, his father was a teacher and his mother immigrated from Ecuador. Lolli attended John Jay High School and went to Brooklyn-based Kingsborough College, he entered the real estate industry in 1998, at the age of 19. He founded Rapid Realty at the age of 21. According to Lolli, in 2009, Rapid Realty became the first rental-based real-estate franchise system in the US. Lolli has stated that franchising became necessary for growth, because it gave top sales talent the opportunity to own their own business rather than managing it. In 2013, the company expanded to Massachusetts. By 2014, Rapid Realty had become the largest rental-based real estate brokerage in New York City; the company uses an "assembly line" style sales process, wherein the commission generated from a transaction is split among multiple agents who each played a different role in the deal, as well as their franchisees, the parent company.

Lolli has stated that he hires people with no previous experience, claiming that they have not yet developed any bad habits. That year, Rapid Realty began a policy where sales agents who received a tattoo of the Rapid Realty logo would receive a raise. Lolli founded Express Real Estate School, which trains licensed real estate agents. In addition to his rental agency company, Lolli has owned investment properties and a vacation home in Ecuador. In 2013, Lolli won Golden Bridge's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the first real estate businessperson to receive the award, he received a Silver Stevie Award from the International Business Awards. Lolli's first book, The Heart of the Deal, a memoir of his career in real estate as well as a guide to investing, was published in June 2017. In January 2014, Lolli became an advisor to the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; the hip-hop artist 50 Cent filmed commercials for his energy drinks at Lolli's home, located in Bay Ridge. Fox Business: Do Investors Overshadow Real State of Housing Market?

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