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Sticharion

The sticharion is a liturgical vestment of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches analogous in function to the alb of the Western Church. The sticharion is worn by all classes of ordained ministers in the Constantinopolitan Rite and comes in two forms: one worn by priests and one worn by deacon and other altar servers; the sticharion is derived from the chiton, a long, sleeved garment which reached to the ground and was worn in ancient times by both men and women. In the form worn by deacons, altar servers, sometimes by readers, the sticharion is a long robe with wide, loose sleeves, fastened at the neck, open down the sides but held shut with buttons or ties, thus in form, it is close to the tunicle of Western Christianity. There is a cross embroidered or appliquéd to the center of the back, between the shoulder blades; this type of sticharion is made from rich brocade in the various liturgical colors, worn as an outer vestment. The sticharion is symbolic of "a pure and tranquil conscience, a spotless life, the spiritual joy in the Lord which flows therefrom."

The sticharion used by priests and bishops is worn as the undermost vestment. In this form, it is made from a lighter fabric: linen, silk, etc. and is white in color, though it may be made of colored fabric. It is far less ornate than the deacon's sticharion; the priest's sticharion has narrow sleeves. The white color symbolizes that the grace of the Holy Spirit covers the celebrant with a garment of salvation. In the Russian tradition, a bishop's stikharion can be more elaborately embellished than a priest's and is sometimes called a podsakkosnik, i.e. "under-sakkos". Coptic priests wear a plain, white sticharion without an over vestment. Chaldean and Assyrian priests where a similar alb-like garment, called a kottinâ; the Syriac kuttino is now always white also. The Armenian patmucan and Ethiopian qamis are similar to the sticharion. Deacons and altar servers wear the sticharion at any service at which they are serving. However, in Greek practice, the custom has developed to wear only the orarion and epimanikia without the sticharion during the lesser services.

Before vesting, the deacon or altar servicemen will take his sticharion for the priest to bless before he puts it on. Bishops and priests will bless their vestments themselves before vesting; each minister will kiss the cross on the back of their phelonion before putting it on. When vesting for the Divine Liturgy priests and deacons say the following vesting prayer as they put on the garments: My soul shall rejoice in the Lord, for He hath clothed me in the garment of salvation, with the vesture of gladness has He covered me; when a bishop is vesting before the Divine Liturgy the prayer above is read by the Protodeacon, as the subdeacons place the vestment upon him. Sometimes this prayer is chanted by the choir during the vesting of the bishop

Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District

The Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District is one of the five ranger districts of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Armuchee is thought to be derived from the Cherokee word for "hominy," to be derived from the Choctaw word alurnushi, meaning "hiding place" or mean the "land of the flowers." Cohutta is derived from the Cherokee word cohutta, which means "frog" or could mean "a shed roof supported on poles." The district is spread through portions of Catoosa, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray and Whitfield Counties in Georgia. Some of the features within the borders of the district are the Big Frog Wilderness, the Cohutta Wilderness and the Rich Mountain Wilderness; the current headquarters for the Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District is located in Georgia. The District offers a variety of outdoor activities including the Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range, Dry Creek Equestrian Tail, Pinhoti Trail, Houston Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System, Keown Falls Day Use Area, Jack's River Trail and more. 2006 Recreation Summary for Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District Lake Conasauga

The Sobrato Center

The War Memorial at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, California is an athletic venue on the University of San Francisco campus. It contains War Memorial Gymnasium and serves as home for the San Francisco men's and women's basketball teams as well as the women's volleyball team, it houses athletic department offices and training facilities for the university's other athletic teams. It is the oldest basketball venue in the West Coast Conference, it is popularly known as "The Hilltop" because of USF's position on the summit of Lone Mountain. Prior to 1958, the USF basketball team had no permanent home. During the 1955 and 1956 NCAA championship seasons, Phil Woolpert's teams had to practice and play home games at either nearby Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park or the gym at neighboring St. Ignatius High School; the aftermath of USF's back-to-back national championships spurred a fund-raising effort that made building an on-campus venue possible and in 1958, War Memorial Gym opened its doors.

Serving all of USF's athletic needs, War Memorial Gym briefly hosted the San Francisco Warriors from 1964 to 1966. Upon the arrival of women's sports on campus, War Memorial Gym became the home of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. Though the gym missed the Russell and Jones era by three years, it was the home of the great Dons teams of the late 1970s led by Bill Cartwright, Phil Smith and Quintin Dailey. In 1989, with the construction of the Koret Health and Recreation Center, War Memorial became an athletic venue, though most student-athlete training facilities continue to be housed in the Moran Center beneath the gym. Dedicated to the USF alumni killed in action in war, the War Memorial Gym seats 3,005 spectators. Above the court can be seen banners commemorating USF's national and conference championships in basketball, including titles won by the women's basketball team in their old conference, the Northern California Athletic Conference. Players' retired numbers can be found, including banners for Pete Newell and Phil Woolpert.

The gym's foyer houses a mini-hall of fame, displaying trophies and memorabilia from USF's athletic history. In 2008 and 2009, USF made upgrades to the gym; the old floor, the original installation, was replaced, along with the bleacher seating in the upper level. The old baskets were replaced with stand-alone versions, new banners were installed. In 2015, it was announced that over a span of three to four years, another series of renovations would be made once again to the gym taking place during the basketball teams' offseason periods; this $15 million project is funded by Silicon Valley businesspersons John and Susan Sobrato, thus bearing the namesake for the gym and its practice facilities. A club level was introduced with seating near the University Center, restrooms were remodeled, an elevator was installed while improving the seismic integrity of the building. A museum of USF's athletic history tied with its Jesuit Catholic values will be added with the project. Renovations over the summer of 2019 included the installation of four Daktronics video boards in each corner of the facility.

On November 9th 2019, the USF Dons defeated the Princeton Tigers 82-72 in the first college basketball game played at the Chase Center. War Memorial Gym was the site of CBS's first national college basketball broadcast, a 1982 match-up between USF and the University of Georgia, it hosted the 1987, 1989, 1993 West Coast Conference men's basketball tournaments. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas

Seleucus VII Philometor

Seleucus VII Philometor or Kybiosactes, was a ruler of the Seleucid kingdom based in Syria. The last members of the once mighty Seleucid dynasty are shadowy figures. Seleucus was unknown until recently. From coins issued by him and his mother, Ptolemaic princess Cleopatra Selene, it is presumed that he was her son by king Antiochus X Eusebes, a brother of king Antiochus XIII Asiaticus, he appears to have "reigned" during the occupation of Syria by Armenian king Tigranes. In reality, only a few cities were loyal to the Seleucids during this period; some time after Tigranes had conquered Syria, his mother travelled to Rome to have her sons recognized as kings of Egypt, but to no avail. They were there between at least between 75 BC and 73 BC; the young boy-king is the same Seleucus who went to marry a Ptolemaic princess called Berenice IV on an unknown date to become co-regent of Egypt. But was murdered by the discontented bride for his lack of manners, he bore the term for the foul-smelling work of cutting tuna fish.

List of Syrian monarchs Timeline of Syrian history Heinz. "Séleucos Cybiosactés et le Probléme De Son Identité". In Cerfaux, Lucien. Antidorum W. Peremans Sexagenario Ab Alumnis Oblatum. Studia Hellenistica. 16. Publications universitaire de Louvain. OCLC 876029154

Preventive action

A preventive action is a change implemented to address a weakness in a management system, not yet responsible for causing nonconforming product or service. Candidates for preventive action result from suggestions from customers or participants in the process but preventive action is a proactive process to identify opportunities for improvement rather than a simple reaction to identified problems or complaints. Apart from the review of the operational procedures, the preventive action might involve analysis of data, including trend and risk analyses and proficiency-testing results; the focus for preventive actions is to avoid creating nonconformances, but commonly includes improvements in efficiency. Preventive actions can address technical requirements related to the product or service supplied or to the internal management system. Many organizations require that when opportunities to improve are identified or if preventive action is required, action plans are developed and monitored to reduce the likelihood of nonconformities and to take advantage of the opportunities for improvement.

Additionally, a thorough preventive action process will include the application of controls to ensure that the preventive actions are effective. In some settings, corrective action is used as an encompassing term that includes remedial actions, corrective actions and preventive actions. Preventive actions rely upon on the consequences of change. Once changed risks should be taken into consideration. In this case preventive actions aim to minimize or. Risks arise when little is understood about a particular situation; the chances of risk are minimized whilst one has better knowledge of the opportunities and consequences that could follow a situation. In order to reduce risk, a full analysis of potential best and worst results is required. Before taking into consideration any plan, people should be aware of the consequences of both success and failure. Not only the internal aspects - capability and willingness of staff- but the external aspects of an organisation - stakeholders, clients - should be assessed.

Strategic risk management works with defining an organisation's approach to risk in terms of condition and expertise. It assures that the proper approach is used. Operational risk management will insure that steps for minimizing or eliminating the risk are followed. A strategic approach of the risk management includes studying the environment and being aware of the issues that must be considered in any situation. Risks can occur due to a range of unexpected possible and potential events outside of the organisation's control, such as: political instability, change in currency, changes of the weather which could lead to a change in customer behavior, etc. Therefore, in an organisation it is important to know and understand what events could take place and why. So, managers should prioritize some steps of preventive actions in order to anticipate these kind of issues focusing more on: Patterns of behavior Accidents Single events and errors"Patterns of behavior" relates to the morale and motivation of people.

The effects of human behavior could affect confidence, weakening the relationships meant to lead to performance. Accidents could happen anywhere. Thus, an organisation has to assure. In this situation preventive actions should focus more on the nature and quality of the working environment, safety aspects and technology. Single events and errors are hard to be managed and impossible to be eliminated; the risk should be kept at a minimum through supervision systems, regular inspections and procedures. In order to perform a change, an organisation has to do a forecast understanding where that event could lead and its consequences. Thus, the risk of a particular event and its probability of occurring should be clear. Using this information, one can understand and better make future decisions and initiatives. Preventive actions differ from one organisation to another, their number is vast, among them counting: Assessing business trends Monitoring processes Notifications regarding any situation Perform risk analysis Assessing new technology Regular training and checking Recovery planning Safety and security policies Audit analysis Nowadays, due to fast changes in engineering, there is a large emphasis in the enhancement of safety and security regarding technology.

However, in order to avoid some issues, more powerful safety analysis techniques are being developed. As safety and security issues can occur anytime, intentionally or not, more preventive strategies against loss or hacking are enhanced; these actions aim to focus on the possible causes of the problem, rather than solving an critical situation. Computer security tries to defend computers by assuring that their networks are not accessed or disrupted, they approach different tactics in order to protect against attackers, creating barriers or lines of defense, through firewalls or encryption. However, losses result from actions not executed properly or from system errors among components. Losses could be prevented through preventive tactics. Security analysts could find possible attackers, highlighting their reasons and purpose. Owning proper knowledge, security experts could assess their own system and identify the most suitable defense strategy. Tracing is one of the methods used by people in order to find any issue or deficiency in their system.

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Redes Natural Park

The Redes Natural Park is located in the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Its total area is 377.36 km2, split between two municipalities: Sobrescobio. It was declared a natural park in 1996. In September 2001, the park was included by Unesco in the global network of Biosphere reserves. Redes is one a group of biosphere reserves in the Cantabrian Mountains, which includes Picos de Europa National Park and Somiedo Natural Park. Since 2007 there has been discussion of creating a single super-reserve called Gran Cantabrica to protect the mountain eco-system; this integration is expected to benefit animals such as the Cantabrian brown bear which have been adversely affected by habitat fragmentation. Since 2003 Redes has been protected as a Special Protection Area for birds. There are three natural monuments in the park: an old miners' road by the river Alba. Deboyu Cave El Tabayón del Mongayu There are various museums in the area including a bee-keeping museum. Temperate deciduous woodland is typical of the park.

The human population carries out traditional livestock farming including transhumance using high pastures called "brañas". The biosphere reserve aims to protect traditional farming as a sustainable use of natural resources. Cantabrian brown bears are found in the park, which appears to have a key role in the corridors used by this endangered species. Genetic studies show that the surviving Cantabrian brown bears were divided in the twentieth century into two populations separated by a bear-free zone.. However, genetic evidence has been found in Redes of hybridisation, the result of recent breeding between individuals from the two populations; this is good news for the bears as it shows that they have found a way to reverse the fragmentation of their habitat. There is a breeding population of wolves. Bird-life includes the Cantabrian Capercaillie, a member of the grouse family, dependent on large tracts of mature woodland; the subspecies has been in decline related to a decline in the quality of its habitat.

A recovery plan has been in operation, funded by the LIFE Programme, due to end in 2016. The recovery plan operates across 16 SPAs, including Redes. There has been work to improve the birds' habitat and to reintroduce them to areas where it appears they have become extinct. Reintroductions have involved a facility for raising capercaillies in captivity at Sobrescobio. Gastropod species include the Kerry slug. Ponga, a nearby locality which has a natural park. Walking route of Alba Walking route El Tabayón del Mongayu Official website