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The Plain Dealer

The Plain Dealer is the major newspaper of Cleveland, United States. According to an analysis of circulation data published in March 2013, the newspaper was among the top 25 newspapers for both Daily and Sunday circulation in the United States; as of 2015, The Plain Dealer had 790,000 readers on Sunday. The Plain Dealer's media market, the Cleveland-Akron Designated Market Area, as a population of 3.8 million people, making it the nineteenth-largest market in the United States. In April 2013 The Plain Dealer announced it would reduce home delivery to three days a week, including Sunday; this went into effect on August 5, 2013. A daily version of The Plain Dealer is available electronically as well as in print at stores and newsstands; the newspaper was established in 1842, less than 50 years after Moses Cleaveland landed on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in The Flats, is owned by Advance Publications. The Plain Dealer Publishing Company is under the direction of George Rodrigue; the paper employs over 700 people.

Since the late 20th century, like others in the media business, the newspaper has faced numerous changes, sales and staff layoffs. S. I. Newhouse's newspaper chain purchased the paper on March 1, 1967; the paper was held by the trusts of the Holden estate, published through The Plain Dealer Publishing Company, part of the Forest City Publishing Company, which published the Cleveland News until its purchase and subsequent closing by its major competitor, the Cleveland Press, owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, in 1960. On December 18, 2005, The Plain Dealer ceased publication of its weekly Sunday Magazine, published continuously for over 85 years; the demise of the paper's Sunday Magazine was attributed to the high cost of newsprint and declining revenue. The PD reassigned the associated editors and reporters to other areas of the newspaper, it assured readers that the stories that would have appeared in the Sunday Magazine would be integrated into other areas of the paper. In July 2010, The Plain Dealer launched PolitiFact Ohio, a website that analyzes political issues relevant to Ohio and the greater Cleveland area.

It conducted fact-checking and was produced in conjunction with its creator, the Tampa Bay Times. Four years the relationship was ended. Although the operation had generated criticism, the decision to drop it was attributed instead to a desire to keep all content on Cleveland.com rather than the separate PolitiFact Ohio site, which remains available as an archive. On the morning of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, nearly one third of the newsroom staff was eliminated through layoffs and voluntary resignations; the Plain Dealer's corporate owner, New York-based Advance Publications Inc. a private company run by the heirs of S. I. Newhouse, was implementing a strategy to cut staff and publication schedules in order to focus more on online news delivery. In December 2012, under an agreement with the Newspaper Guild, nearly two dozen union newsroom staff voluntarily accepted severance packages; the July round of layoffs led to accusations by the Guild that management had misled the union by cutting more employees than had been agreed upon.

On August 5, 2013, the Northeast Ohio Media Group launched and The Plain Dealer Publishing Company was formed. Northeast Ohio Media Group operates Sun Newspapers, it is responsible for all multimedia ad sales and marketing for The Plain Dealer, Sun News and Cleveland.com. It provides content to The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com and Sun News. The Plain Dealer Publishing Company publishes in print seven days a week. However, the company announced in 2013 that it would cut back home delivery in light of declining revenue; the company provides production, finance, information technology and other support services for the Plain Dealer Publishing Co. and Northeast Ohio Media Group. In January 2016, NEOMG was renamed "Advance Ohio" several weeks following a major reorganization of the newsroom that included layoffs. In February 2017, Advance Ohio named Chris Quinn publisher. Quinn served as vice president of content at NEOMG and was metro editor at The Plain Dealer prior to that; the Plain Dealer announced plans to layoff a third of its unionized staff in December 2018 as part of a transition to a "centralized production system."

Three months the organization announced plans to cut 14 more newsroom jobs. Eight veteran reporters volunteered to take buyouts to spare others losing their jobs. Quinn attributed the falling revenue to the print side of the operation."It's just the falling circulation numbers in print, they continue to hamper us," Quinn said. "So we'll — you hate to see them go, they're veteran people, it's a lot of experience. Nothing matters more, but if it fits for where they are in their lives, we can save some money, we're going for it." Rachel Dissell, a vice president of the News Guild, addressed Quinn's remarks, saying "we are baffled how print circulation can be blamed for buyouts at a digital company that we've been told again and again over five years is a separate entity from the Plain Dealer." 2006 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Award 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. 2003 Editor & Publisher Editor of the Year Award 12-time Ohio News Photographer's Association Award recipient.

Nine-time Ohio Associated Press General Excellence Award winner: 1994 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 Two-time Ohio Associated Press First Amendment Award recipie

Saints in Methodism

Methodism has followed the Protestant tradition of referring to sanctified members of the universal church as saints. However, as a title, Saint is used to refer to biblical people, Christian leaders, martyrs of the faith. While most Methodist churches place little emphasis on the veneration of Saints, they admire and remember the saints of Christendom. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, believed that there was much to learn from studying renowned saints, but he discouraged the'worship' of them, he expressed concern about the Church of England's focus on saints' days and said that "most of the holy days were at present answering no valuable end." As such, Methodism does not have any system. The title Saint in Methodist churches is bestowed to those who had direct relations with Jesus Christ, or who are mentioned in the Bible; some esteemed, pre-Reformation Christians are addressed using the title Saint. However, there is no established rule as to the use of the title; some Methodist churches are named for historic heroes and heroines of the faith such as the Twelve Apostles, Paul, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, Virgin Mary, Joseph.

John Wesley's belief was. Article XIV of the Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church states that Explicitly, Methodism denies Purgatory and prayer to saints—considering them to be distractions from the Christ-focused life and unfounded in Scripture. While Methodists as a whole do not practice the patronage or veneration of saints, they do honor and admire them. Methodists observe All Saints' Day, following the liturgical calendar, in which the Church Universal, as well as the deceased members of a local congregation, are honored and remembered; the Virgin Mary is honored as the Mother of God in the United Methodist Church. Methodists churches teach the doctrine of the virgin birth, although they, along with Orthodox Christians and other Protestant Christians, reject the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Many Methodists, including John Wesley, have held that Mary was a perpetual virgin, the belief that Mary was ever-virgin for the whole of her life and Jesus was her only biological son.

Contemporary Methodism does hold that Mary was a virgin before and after the birth of Christ. A small number of Methodists hold the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary as a pious opinion; the title is used to refer to historical martyrs dating before the Reformation. The General Conferences of the United Methodist Church voted to recognize Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 2008 and Martin Luther King Jr. in 2012 as modern-day'martyrs'. The vote recognized people who stand as Christian role models. List of saints List of martyrs Saints in Anglicanism

Sepideh Farsi

Sepideh Farsi is an Iranian film director, born in Tehran in 1965. Farsi went to Paris to study mathematics; however she was drawn to the visual arts and experimented in photography before making her first short films. A main theme of her works is identity, she still visits Tehran each year. Farsi was a Member of the Jury of the Locarno International Film Festival in Best First Feature in 2009, she won the FIPRESCI Prize, Cinéma du Réel and Traces de Vie prize for "Homi D. Sethna, filmmaker" and Best documentary prize in Festival dei Popoli for "HARAT". One of her latest films is called Tehran Bedoune Mojavez; the 83-minute documentary shows life in Iran's crowded capital city of Tehran, facing international sanctions over its nuclear ambitions and experiencing civil unrest. It was shot with a Nokia camera phone because of the government restrictions over shooting a film; the film shows various aspects of city life including following women at the hairdressers talking of the latest fads, young men speaking of drugs and other societal problems, the Iranian rapperHichkas”.

The dialogue is in Persian with Arabic subtitles. In December 2009, Tehran Without Permission was shown at the Dubai International Film Festival. Red Rose Cloudy Greece Zire Âb / The house under the water Tehran bedoune mojavez / Tehran without permission If it were Icarus Harat Negah / The Gaze Khab-e khak / Dreams of Dust Safar-e Maryam / The journey of Maryam Mardan-e Atash / Men of Fire Homi D. Sethna, filmmaker Donya khaneye man ast / The world is my home Khabe Âb / Water dreams Bâd-e shomal / Northwind Sepideh Farsi on IMDb

Paul Gaustad

Paul Michael Gaustad is an American former professional ice hockey centerman who played for the Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He is nicknamed "Goose." Gaustad was drafted in the seventh round, 220th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. In the off-season, he lives in Oregon, he played for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. Prior to joining Portland in 1999–2000, Gaustad was a Portland Jr. Hawk. Afterward, Gaustad started playing for a Tier II team in Burnaby, British Columbia, of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. In his three seasons with the Winter Hawks, he registered 135 points before making his professional debut with the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in 2002–03. Upon his arrival in Rochester, Gaustad registered 53 points in 80 games while seeing his first action with the parent club, the Buffalo Sabres In the 2005–06 season, Gaustad secured a starting position with the Sabres, where he played as fourth line center and played the power forward/enforcer role, along with teammates Adam Mair and Andrew Peters.

Gaustad, who had worn the number 14 in Rochester, had to double his number to 28 in Buffalo, due to 14 being retired in honor of Sabres legend René Robert. On February 7, 2007, in a game against the Ottawa Senators, Gaustad's leg was cut and his tendon was sliced in a collision with Dany Heatley, an injury which at the time was thought to have ended his season, it was revealed that the injury could have potentially ended his career had it been an inch deeper. However, he did recover ahead of schedule and joined the Sabres in their 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs on May 4, 2007, for Game 5 against the New York Rangers at home in Buffalo. After a productive campaign during the 2007–08 season, in which he registered a solid 36 points while on the third and fourth lines, Gaustad was re-signed by the Sabres to a four-year, $9.2 million contract extension on the eve of the free agency period, set for July 1, 2008. On the ice, Gaustad is known for his teamwork and gritty play making him a popular favorite among fans.

He is in front of the net, capitalizing on his 6'5" frame to screen opposition goaltenders and deflect goals. Because of his size and ability, he plays a unit on the power play. At the 2012 NHL trade deadline, on February 27, Gaustad and a 2013 fourth-round draft pick were sent to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick. On September 8, 2016, Gaustad announced his retirement from the NHL after 12 seasons via his Instagram account. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Paul Hogan (American football)

Paul Timothy Hogan was a professional football player for the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants, Frankford Yellow Jackets and the Chicago Cardinals. He played football at Washington & Jefferson College, Notre Dame, University of Detroit Mercy, Niagara University, he played in the National Football League from 1924 through the 1927 season. Hogan won the 1926 NFL championship with the Yellow Jackets. After playing in the NFL, Paul joined the independent Ironton Tanks in 1927. In an 18-0 victory over Jim Thorpe and the Portsmouth Shoe-Steels, Hogan ran a punt back for a touchdown in the second quarter. Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference · Paul Hogan at Find a Grave

Irving Zola

Irving Kenneth Zola was an American activist and writer in medical sociology and disability rights. Irving Kenneth Zola, born in 1935, was a native of Massachusetts, he came from a working class Jewish family. He graduated from Boston Latin School and went on to enroll at Harvard College in 1956, four years went on to receive his Ph. D. in Sociology from Harvard University Department of Social Relations. He married Leonora Katz in 1957 but their marriage ended in a divorce after 16 years. At the age of 16, Irving Zola was stricken by polio, which led to him using canes to assist him in walking, he got into an automobile accident at the age of 19 which led to further health complications and increased disabilities. His personal disabilities led him to lead a career in championing the disabled, he stated that "until we own our disability as an important part, though not all, of our identity, any attempt to create a meaningful pride, social movement or culture is doomed." The cause of Zola's death was a heart attack.

He is survived by wife Judy Norsigian, son Warren Keith Zola, daughters Amanda Beth Mosola and Kyra Zola Norsigian. He was a founding member of the Society for Disability Studies, the first editor of Disability Studies Quarterly. Soon after receiving his Ph. D. he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research sociologist before joining the Brandeis University Department of Sociology the next year in 1963, where he taught until his death. During his time at Brandeis University, he worked with Everett C. Hughes, an American sociologist, who had a great impact on Zola's sociological perspective. During the thirty years that he spent in the department, Zola held the position of chairman three different times over a span of eleven years. For fifteen years, he held a joint appointment in the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis. Zola was one of the co-founders of Boston Self Help Center, an organization, focused on advocating and counseling people with diseases and disabilities.

From 1982 to 1987, he served on the center's board as executive director. He held the chairman position of the American Sociological Association medical sociology section, a consultant position of the World Health Organization, a member of President Clinton's transition team, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, his best-known book, which first came out in 1982, is Missing Pieces: A Chronicle of Living With a Disability. It has been reissued in 2003. The'Dr. Irving Kenneth Zola Collection,' a repository of most of Zola's works, can be found at The Samuel Gridley Howe Library at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Zola had taught at Brandeis since 1963, his writings included an autobiography, "Missing Pieces: A Chronicle of Living with a Disability," published in 1982. He edited "Ordinary Lives: Voices of Disability and Disease," a 1982 anthology, praised as a diverse collection of fictional and personal accounts. Irving Zola homepage, now maintained by his wife, Judy Norsigian Zola in Brandeis page at the Wayback Machine