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Ramoth-Gilead

Ramoth-Gilead, was a Levitical city and city of refuge east of the Jordan river in the Hebrew Bible called "Ramoth in Gilead" or "Ramoth Galaad" in the Douay-Rheims Bible. It was located in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad. According to, Ramothgilead was the base of one of King Solomon's regional governors, he was responsible for the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, in Gilead and the region of Argob in Bashan: sixty large cities with walls and bronze gate-bars. It appears to have been lost to Syria during the battles between the northern kingdom of Israel and Syria, as Ahab, King of Israel, proposed to go to battle to win it back. After consulting prophets about the prospects of success, Ahab went to fight for Ramoth in Gilead, aided by Jehoshaphat, King of Judah. During the battle, Ahab was wounded by an arrow, he was propped up in his chariot facing the enemy, but by evening Ahab had bled to death and the Syrians won the battle. An incident occurred when Ahaziah and Joram fought against Hazael, king of Aram-Damascus, Joram was wounded.

In this city, the prophet of God told one of the sons of the prophets to anoint Jehu, Joram's commander, king over Israel. The British Bible scholar, Hugh J. Schonfield theorized that the location of Armageddon, mentioned only in the New Testament, at, is a Greek garbling of a supposed late Aramaic name for Ramoth-Gilead, it has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis. Other possible locations include: Gerosh, about 25 miles north-east of Salt Ramath-Mizpeh. Tell er-Rumeith, about 36 miles north-north-east of Salt, Jordan This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George. "Ramoth-Gilead". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons

St. Andrew's Church, Bayonne

St. Andrew's Church is a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic parish church in central Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, it is dedicated to saint Andrew the Apostle. The church was designed by architects Hippolyte Durand and Hippolyte Guichenné and built in the neo-Gothic style in the Petit Bayonne neighborhood between 1856 and 1869, under Napoléon III's reign, it was built on the site of a former Jansenist high school. Its construction was funded by a bequest from banker Jacques Taurin de Lormand, who died in 1847; the town council allocated additional money for ending purchasing furniture. The church was consecrated on March 7, 1862; the Capuchins' Church neighboring St. On December 13, 1895, the vault collapsed on the organ lofts because the ground was swampy; the 74-meter-high spires, which were too heavy, were demolished in 1901 and replaced by the two current belfry towers in 1903. In the shape of a Latin cross, the church's design was inspired from the 13th-century Gothic churches with two front towers and an imposing rosette over the doors.

It has three ribbed naves. The inside of the church features a painting by Léon Bonnat of Bayonne, which represents the Assumption of Mary. Another painting by Joseph Pascau of Bayonne shows the Holy Family; the pipe organ was donated by Napoléon III in 1862 and inaugurated on April 9, 1836. It was made with 32 stops and 3 manuals; the organ was registered as an official Historical Monument object in 2002. Édouard Ducéré. Dictionnaire historique de Bayonne. II. Bayonne: Laffitte. St. Andrew's Church on the website of the Diocese of Bayonne Official website of the parish

Minuscule 90

Minuscule 90, δ 652, known as Codex Jo. Fabri, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 16th century, it has full marginalia. The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, Paul and Catholic epistles; the Gospels follow in the order: John, Matthew, Mark. Epistle of Jude is written twice, from different copies; the codex was split in two volumes. First volume contains 2 volume -- 253 leaves; the text is written with size 25.5 cm in one column per page, 17-30 lines per page. The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια, whose numbers are given at the margin, the τιτλοι at the top of the pages. There is a division according to the Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons, it contains lectionary markings at the margin, Synaxarion. According to the subscription at the end of the Epistle to the Romans, it was written προς Ρωμαιους εγραφη απο Κορινθου δια Φοιβης της διακονου. Aland placed it in Category V; the manuscript was not examined by using the Claremont Profile Method.

This codex belonged in the past to Hinckelmann of Hamburg, to Wolff. The manuscript was copied from minuscule 74, it was collated by Wettstein. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1891, it was held in Hamburg. It is housed in at the Amsterdam University, at Amsterdam. List of New Testament minuscules Biblical manuscript Textual criticism Franz Delitzsch, "Handschriftliche Funde", Leipzig 1862, Heft 2, S. 54-57

Tug McGraw

Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw, Jr. was an American professional baseball relief pitcher and the father of country music singer and actor Tim McGraw. As a Major League Baseball player, Tug McGraw is remembered for coining the phrase, "Ya Gotta Believe", which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets teams of the mid-60s and early 70s, for recording the final out, via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson, in the 1980 World Series, thereby bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first world championship, he was the last active big league player. McGraw was born in California, to Frank Edwin "Big Mac" McGraw, Sr. and Mable McKenna. He got the nickname "Tug" from his mother because of the aggressive way he breast-fed. Frank Senior was the great-grandson of Irish immigrants. McGraw graduated from St. Vincent Ferrer High School in Vallejo, California, in 1962, he enrolled in Solano Community College and signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent on June 12, 1964 upon graduation.

After one season with the Mets, McGraw reported to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on September 23, 1965, along with fellow New York Met pitcher Jim Bethke. He was trained as a rifleman on the M14 M60 machine gun. McGraw reported to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune where he became a "trained killer."For McGraw one of the most challenging aspects of being in the military was the internal conflict which it stirred within him. At the same time that he was finishing his Marine training, Tug McGraw's brother, Dennis McGraw, was staging anti-war protests at Solano Community College, where he was a student. In a March 5, 1967 New York Times article McGraw admitted that he and his brother would have arguments over the way the Vietnam War was being conducted, but he, with his six-year Reserve commitment to the United States Marine Corps looming large over him, would admit that he was a "dove when it came to the way conducting the war." McGraw was used both out of the bullpen in the minors.

That same year, when asked if he preferred the new AstroTurf on the field at the Houston Astrodome to real grass, he said, "I don't know, I never smoked AstroTurf". McGraw made the team as a reliever, was 0–1 with a 3.12 ERA and one save when he made his first major league start on July 28 against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a double header at Wrigley Field. He Lasted just two-thirds of an inning and gave up three earned runs on his way to a 9–0 loss. On August 22, in his second start in the second game of a double header, only this time against the St. Louis Cardinals at Shea Stadium, McGraw pitched a complete game to earn his first major league win, he won his next start as well, 5 -- 2 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It marked the first time the Mets had beaten the future Hall of Famer. McGraw remained in the Mets' starting rotation for the remainder of the season, failed to log another win, going 2–6 as a starter, 0–1 in relief; the Mets used McGraw as a starter again in 1966, he was 2–9 with a 5.52 ERA in that role.

Though he made four starts with the Mets in 1967, McGraw spent most of the season, all of 1968 in the minor leagues with the Jacksonville Suns. By the time he returned to the Mets in 1969, manager Gil Hodges had a capable young pitching rotation that included Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Gary Gentry and had no need for McGraw as a starter until Koosman went down with an injury in May. McGraw went 1–1 with a 5.23 ERA filling in for Koosman. Koosman returned to the rotation at the end of the month and on May 28, after a five-game losing streak that saw the Mets fall into fourth place in the newly aligned National League East and the San Diego Padres' Clay Kirby engaged in a pitchers' duel at Shea. After nine scoreless innings by Kirby and ten by Koosman, the game was turned over to the bullpens for extra innings; the game ended after 11 innings when Bud Harrelson hit a single to drive in Cleon Jones. McGraw pitched the 11th inning to earn the win; this began an 11-game winning streak that brought them into second place, seven games behind the Chicago Cubs.

McGraw earned two saves during that stretch, 12 for the season. His record as a reliever was 8–2 with a 1.47 ERA. The Chicago Cubs had been in first place in the NL East for 156 days of the season, they seemed to win the division when they came to New York City to open a crucial two game series with the Mets on September 8; the Mets won both games to close within a half game of the Cubs. The following day, the Mets swept a double header from the Montreal Expos. Coupled with a Cubs loss, the Mets moved into first place for the first time during the 1969 season. On September 15, the St. Louis Cardinals' Steve Carlton struck out a record 19 Mets batters in a losing effort, as the Mets defeated the Cards 4–3 at Busch Stadium on a pair of two-run home runs by Ron Swoboda. McGraw pitched the final three innings without giving up a run to earn the win in this game. On September 24, facing Carlton and the Cardinals, again — only this time at Shea Stadium, the New York Mets clinched the NL East as Donn Clendenon hit two home runs in a 6–0 Mets victory.

The Mets won 39 of their last 50 games, finished the season with 100 wins against 62 losses, eight gam

National Spirit Hurdle

The National Spirit Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain, open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Fontwell Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 3 furlongs, during its running there are ten hurdles to be jumped; the race is scheduled to take place each year in early March. The event is named after a dual winner of the Champion Hurdle in the 1940s. National Spirit won five times at Fontwell Park, including three successive victories in the Rank Challenge Cup; the National Spirit Hurdle was established in 1965, the inaugural running was won by Salmon Spray. During its early years it was won by Comedy of Errors. For a period the race was run over 2¼ miles, it served as a trial for the Champion Hurdle, it was discontinued in 1994, but its title was revived for a handicap race which took place annually from 1996 to 1998. It was relaunched as a conditions race over 2 miles and 2½ furlongs in 1999, it was extended to its present length in 2004; the National Spirit Hurdle is now regarded as a trial for the Stayers' Hurdle.

The only horse to have won both races in the same year was My Way de Solzen in 2006. Another horse to have achieved victory in both events, albeit in different seasons, was Baracouda. Horseracing in Great Britain List of British National Hunt races Racing Post: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020fontwellpark.co.uk – History of Fontwell Park Racecourse. Pedigreequery.com – National Spirit Hurdle – Fontwell

Victor Coremans

Victor Amédée Jacques Marie Coremans was a Belgian archivist, journalist and political activist. He supported the Flemish Movement. Victor was born in Brussels on 5 October 1802, the son of Jacques-Jean Coremans, a judge, Anne-Marie Vandersande. In 1821 he was banished from Vienna for sedition. 1824 he edited the'Erlanger Zeitung'. From 1831 to 1832, while living in Munich, he published and edited the Nuremberg radical newspaper Die Freie Presse; the Bavarian authorities responded for which he was imprisoned. While in prison he wrote three German-language books that were well-received in Germany: Die Stimme aus dem Kerker and Die göttlichen Befreier. After his release he spent some time in Switzerland before returning to his native Belgium. On 13 April 1836, he was appointed to the newly created Commission royale d'Histoire in Brussels, he went on to become the curator of the German collection in the National Archives of Belgium, to publish several more works. His scholarly writing addressed various topics in the history and politics of Belgium and Austria.

He published scholarly pieces in the Bulletin de la Commission royale d'histoire and in the Revue d'histoire et d'archéologie. One article examined the permutations of the legendary monarch Gambrinus. Throughout his career he continued to promote liberal nationalism, Flemish nationhood, through his writing in such journals as Vlaamsch België, De Noordstar, De Zweep. On 7 August 1872, he retired from the National Archives, he died in Ixelles on 23 October 1872. Flemish Movement Liberalism in Belgium Von der Dunk, H.. Dolderer, W.. Nieuwe Encyclopedie van de Vlaamse Beweging. Tielt: Lannoo. P. 801. ISBN 9789020930399. OCLC 245876767