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Theophan the Recluse

Theophan the Recluse known as Theophan Zatvornik or Theophanes the Recluse is a well-known saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. Theophan the Recluse known as Theophan Zatvornik or Theophanes the Recluse or as "Ḟeofan, Bishop of Tambov and Shatsk, 1815-1894" was born on January 10, 1815 as Georgy Vasilievich Govorov, in the village of Chernavsk, in the Oryol Governorate of the Russian Empire, his father was a Russian Orthodox priest. He was educated in the seminaries at Livny and Kiev. In 1841 he was ordained, became a monk, adopted the name Theophan, he became the Bishop of Tambov. He is well-known today through the many books he wrote concerning the spiritual life on the subjects of the Christian life and the training of youth in the faith, he played an important role in translating the Philokalia from Church Slavonic into Russian. The Philokalia is a classic of orthodox spirituality, composed of the collected works of a number of church fathers which were edited and placed in a four volume set in the 17th and 18th centuries.

A persistent theme is developing an interior life of continuous prayer, learning to "pray without ceasing" as St. Paul teaches in his first letter to the Thessalonians, he lay in state for three days in his church. After that length of time there was no sign of decay in his unembalmed body. Theophan the Recluse was buried in the Kazan church of the Vysha Monastery; the Spiritual Life and How to Be Attuned To It was written in response to Theophan's encounter with a young woman. While at a ball, this upper class Moscow woman began having irrational thoughts about the meaning of life and the immortality of man. After contacting Theophan, the two began corresponding through letters, the lady writing on her spiritual difficulties and Theophan responding with spiritual advice; this correspondence had a significant impact on the woman. The Saint Herman Press, the publisher of the illustrated edition of The Spiritual Life and How to Be Attuned To It, notes that it was of great importance to Theophan that the young woman should "be able to keenly hear the right "tone" of spiritual life."

Theophan was canonized by the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church of 1988. The act of canonization declared that his "deep theological understanding of the Christian teaching, as well as its performance in practice, and, as a consequence of this, the loftiness and holiness of the life of the sviatitel' allow for his writings to be regarded as a development of the teaching of the Holy Fathers, preserving the same Orthodox purity and Divine enlightenment." His feast day is celebrated January 6 or January 10. "He who believes in God, but does not confess Him as the Father of the Son, does not believe in a god, the true God, but in some personal invention." "You ask, will the heterodox be saved... Why do you worry about them? They have a Saviour, he will take care of them. You and I should not be burdened with such a concern. Study yourself and your own sins... I will tell you one thing, however: should you, being Orthodox and possessing the Truth in its fullness, betray Orthodoxy, enter a different faith, you will lose your soul forever."

Theophan the Recluse. The Spiritual Life and. St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. ISBN 9780938635369.}. Theofan the Recluse; the Path to Salvation: A Manual of Spiritual Transformation. Holy Trinity Orthodox School. Retrieved 1 February 2017. Turning the Heart to God Theophan the Recluse. Kindling the divine spark: teachings on how to preserve spiritual zeal. St. Xenia Skete Press. ISBN 9780938635444.}. Theophan the Recluse. Four Homilies on Prayer. Retrieved 1 February 2017. Theophan the Recluse. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse. ISBN 978-1-928920-87-8.} Theophan the Recluse. Amis, Robin; the Heart of Salvation: The Life and Teachings of Russia's Saint Theophian the Recluse. Praxis Institute. ISBN 978-1872292021. Theophan the Recluse. Raising Them Right: A Saint's Advice on Raising Children. Conciliar Press. ISBN 0-9622713-0-6.}. This book consists of excerpts from his "The Path of Salvation" Hermit Hesychasm Poustinia Theophanes the Confessor, a Byzantine saint St Theophan the Recluse: The Bishop of Tambov biography What is Prayer? by Theophan the Recluse Writings of St. Theophan the Recluse at theophan.net English translation of a letter of Theophan the Recluse to the husband of his sister of 12th of February 1874 The Act of Canonization of the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, Trinity-Sergius Laura, 6-9 June, 1988

1917 Bath riots

1917 Bath Riots occurred in January 1917 at the Santa Fe Bridge between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. The riots lasted from January 28 to January 30 and were sparked by new immigration policies at the El Paso–Juárez Immigration and Naturalization Service office, requiring Mexicans crossing the border to take de-lousing baths and be vaccinated. Reports of nude photography of women bathers and fear of potential fire from the kerosene baths led Carmelita Torres to refuse to submit to the procedure. Denied a refund of her transport fare, she began yelling at the officials and convinced other riders to join her. After three days, the discontent subsided, but the disinfections of Mexicans at the U. S. border continued for forty years. By 1914, Venustiano Carranza had been sworn into office as Mexico's head of state ending the main fighting of the Mexican Revolution. President Woodrow Wilson, tired of the fighting and more concerned with events unfolding in Europe and World War I, withdrew American forces from Mexico.

Pancho Villa continued to execute border skirmishes. Between 1915 and 1917, typhus spread from Mexico City to the provinces from Veracruz to Jalisco. In September 1916, Carranza called for a constitutional convention to end the conflict and bring peace to Mexico; the convention ended with the end of the riots, on January 31, 1917, subsequently the new constitution was signed on February 5. During the same period, Thomas Calloway Lea, Jr. was elected as the mayor of Texas. Lea sent telegrams to U. S. Senators in Washington demanding a quarantine be put in place to stem the tide of "dirty lousey destitute Mexicans" who would spread typhus into El Paso. Though the Public Health Service Officer for El Paso, Dr. B. J. Lloyd, admitted there was little danger and opposed a quarantine, he suggested opening de-lousing plants. U. S. officials adopted a policy of sanitizing Mexican immigrants at a disinfecting station in El Paso. The policy applied to all Mexicans entering the United States at El Paso, but soon spread to the Laredo–Nuevo Laredo crossing, as well as all along the U.

S. Mexico border. Men and women were separated, with any children accompanying the women, into separate buildings, where they were stripped of all clothing and valuables. Clothing and valuables were steamed, while items like shoes, hats or belts, which might be damaged by steam were exposed to cyanogen gas. Attendants examined the nude persons for lice; the officers conducting the strip searches were rumoured to have photographed the nude women and shared the photos to others at bars. If lice were found, men's hair was clipped close to the head and the clippings were burned. Women's hair was doused in a mixture of vinegar and kerosene, wrapped in a towel, left on the hair for at least 30 minutes. If re-inspection indicated all nits had not been removed, the process was repeated. Once attendants declared the lice test had been "passed", the naked people were gathered in a bathing area and sprayed with a liquid soap made of soap chips and kerosene oil. After collecting their sanitized clothing and dressing, incomers were evaluated by a foreman and given a certificate that they had completed the procedure.

From the disinfecting area, migrants entered the Immigration and Naturalization Service building for processing. Around 7:30 a.m. on January 28, 1917, the riot began when inspectors attempted to remove Mexican women from their trolley, which they were riding to work. Ordered to disembark and submit to the disinfection process, 17 year old Carmelita Torres refused, having heard reports that nude women were being photographed while in the baths. Reports had circulated that bathers might be set on fire, as had happened the previous year when gasoline baths at the El Paso City Jail had resulted in the death of 28 inmates when a cigarette ignited bathers, she was refused. She demanded a refund of her fare and upon refusal of a refund convinced the other women on her cable car to protest; the women began shouting and hurling stones at health and immigration officials and civilians, who had gathered to watch the disturbance. The majority of the early protesters were young, domestic workers employed in homes in El Paso but as the crowd grew to several thousand a mixture of people became involved.

Four trolley's which had made early morning runs to collect workers on the Juárez side were seized and did not return to the El Paso side until mid-afternoon. Around 10 o'clock, General Andrés G. García drove to the center of the bridge to try to quiet the mob and was only successful, as the mob tried to prevent his car from leaving the Mexican side. By the afternoon, when it was clear that those who had entered the baths were not being harmed, the crowds were dispersed by mounted soldiers on each side of the border. One cable car motorman and a mail coach driver were reported to have been beaten by rioters and several media movie makers were attacked. Despite rumors that someone had been shot, Mexican authorities denied the event and reported that no serious injuries resulted. On the 29th rioting continued, but this time, the majority of rioters were men. Newspapers reported that the men were taking advantage of the bath disturbance to protest the Carranza regime and voice support for his rival Pancho Villa.

Juárez Police Chief Maximo Torres ordered all rioters arrested and the Mexican cavalry dispersed the rioters from the bridge. Business owners and households who were without laborers consulted with the Chamber of Commerce to resolve the issues promptly as most workers refused to come to work. Officials clarified that those who were not infected could be passed without having to bathe

Abandon (band)

Abandon is an American Christian rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The group had five members: brothers Josh and Justin Engler, cousins Stevan and Dave Vela, Bryan Fowler, they signed onto ForeFront Records in late 2007 and released the Abandon EP in July 2008. Their first single "Providence" was released to radios in August and has reached No. 7 on R&R's Christian rock charts. The group's name was inspired by the Bible verse of Matthew 10:38, which reads "And he that taketh not his cross, followeth after me, is not worthy of me." The group of two brothers, two cousins, friend Ryan Reavis, formed as an independent band in the 2002, playing worship music at their church. In 2005 they began to play local concerts and released their first album Ambush, produced by the band and Tavis Wilson. Soon after the release of their second album, Who You Are, Reavis chose to leave the band. Not long afterwards, Bruchert introduced the band to Bryan Fowler. Soon after, Fowler joined the band, they signed a deal with ForeFront Records in the fall of 2007.

The record label's A&R manager Chris York discovered the band by hearing them play at a club next door to where York was at a restaurant with his wife. He says, "I was having dinner at a Mexican restaurant with my wife, she started to get frustrated with me because she could tell I wasn't paying full attention to our conversation; this was because I could hear a band playing live at the club next door, it sounded really good. I got in touch with the band and after we got to know each other, we knew it was a fit and started working together!"Abandon's initial ForeFront release, the Abandon EP, was released on July 22, 2008 and contains five tracks that will be released on their forthcoming studio album. Alternative rock song "Providence" and "All Because of You", which has a more contemporary style, were both released as radio singles on August 1, 2008. "Providence" has reached number-seven on R&R's Christian rock chart as of October 24. Abandon released its second album Control on April 19, 2011.

The band's single "Live it Out" is featured on The Food Network for their promotion of the show Food Network Challenge and was used on the 2011 ESPY Awards Show on ESPN. It was used in some of Channel Seven's highlights for the 2012 Australian Open. In 2012, lead vocalist Josh Engler decided to stop touring with the band, his brother, decided to move from guitar to vocals to fill the role. Dave and Bryan decided to stop touring with Abandon that year; this left only Stevan. They decided to keep working on new music, recruited Ben Vela, Stevan's brother, to play drums. In April, 2013 Abandon funded their new album Kickstarter campaign, it was announced in early June 2014 that Kevin Max would be stepping down as lead singer of the reborn Audio Adrenaline, in turn, Abandon's former lead vocalist, Josh Engler, would fill the position. In 2014, the band released three new singles which included "It Was Love", "Forever" on a compilation CD of various artists entitled "Reverence: an Offering", "While We're Living" on Jesusfreakhideout.com.

Abandon's third album, "Love prevails", was released on November 4, 2014, is available for purchase in the iTunes Store. Abandon's music and lead singer's voice have been compared to The Killers. Justin Engler – lead vocals/rhythm guitar Stevan Vela – lead guitar/BGV's Ben Vela - drumsFormer membersRyan Reavis - bass guitar Chris Santos- bass guitar Bryan Fowler - bass guitar Dave Vela - drums Josh Engler - lead vocals/keyboards Studio albums 2006: Who You Are 2009: Searchlights 2011: Control 2014: Love Prevails Extended plays 2005: Ambush 2008: Abandon EP 2009: Abandon II EP Singles 2014: It Was Love 2014: While We're Living 2014: Forever Official website Soul-Audio Reviews Abandon EP evade the noise reviews Abandon EP Abandon at PureVolume

UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

The UCL Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the 11 constituent faculties of University College London. The Faculty forms part of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, together with the Faculty of Brain Sciences, the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Population Health Sciences. Chairs of Botany and Comparative Anatomy were established at UCL from its founding in 1826; the Department of Physiology was established at UCL in 1828 and the Department of Pharmacology in 1905. The Faculty of Life Sciences was founded in October 1990. In August 2008 it was announced that UCL had been selected to be the location for a new £140 million neuroscience institute to be funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation; the School of Pharmacy, University of London merged with UCL on 1 January 2012, becoming the UCL School of Pharmacy within the Faculty of Life Sciences. The Faculty comprises the following departments and institutes: UCL Division of Biosciences UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology UCL Research Department of Genetics and Environment UCL Research Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology UCL Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit UCL School of Pharmacy Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, UCL is ranked 22nd in the world for Life & Agricultural Sciences.

In the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Faculty, UCL is ranked 10th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UCL is ranked 20th in the world for Biological Sciences, 14th in the world for Linguistics and 4th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology. In the 2014/15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 17th in the world for Life Sciences. There are six Nobel Prize winners amongst the Faculty's alumni and current and former staff. Notable members of Faculty academic staff include: David Attwell David Colquhoun Stuart Cull-Candy Peter Dayan Rob Horne Steve Jones John O'Keefe Rosalind Raine Geraint Rees Jennifer Rohn Claudio Stern Gabriel Waksman Semir Zeki UCL Faculty of Life Sciences MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL University College London

Richard Harpin

Richard David Harpin is the founder and CEO of Homeserve, an international home repairs and improvements business. Harpin was born in Huddersfield and educated at the Royal Grammar School, before going on to the University of York. Harpin joined Procter & Gamble in 1986 to pursue a marketing career, he worked at Gamble until 1990 before joining Deloitte as a management consultant. In 1993 Harpin and Jeremy Middleton established Homeserve as a joint venture with South Staffordshire Water and built it into one of the United Kingdom's largest home emergency businesses, it has since expanded into France in a joint venture with the USA and Spain. In 2017, HomeServe acquired 100% of Checkatrade and in 2019, acquired the Spanish business Habitissimo. Harpin founded The Enterprise Trust to inspire young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career by creating skills-based apprenticeships and injecting £1 million each year into youth enterprise support. In 2015 he founded an investment fund, Growth Partner, that has invested in Crafter's Companion, run by Sara Davies MBE, Iguana Developments and Keelham Farm Shop.

He is a member of the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network. In 2013, Harpin and his wife bought their village pub, The Alice Hawthorn Inn in Nun Monkton, to prevent its closure, it won Yorkshire Life magazine's Dining Pub of the Year award in 2017. They helped revive the Nun Monkton Ferryboat across the River Ouse in 2017, closed since 1952, he is married to Kate and together they have one daughter and two sons. He lives near York and uses a helicopter to commute to work in Walsall

The Temple of Elemental Evil (novel)

The Temple of Elemental Evil is a 2001 fantasy novel by Thomas M. Reid, set in the world of Greyhawk, based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game the adventure T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil; the heroes entering the Temple seek to find a way to save the world from a demon struggling to escape captivity, an evil demigod working to gain control over the demon. This book was a novelization of the original T1-4 adventure, featured characters based on those that Reid and his friends had developed while playing the module as part of a Greyhawk campaign in college; the novel received both negative reviews. One common criticism was that the pacing felt rushed and that entire sections of the original module were not present in the novelization. For example, the characters in the novel do not spend time in the village of Nulb, the elemental "nodes" from the module's climax are missing from the novel. Reid has subsequently stated that these issues were caused by the 90,000 word limitation Wizards of the Coast enforced for the book, leading him to cut out significant sections of his initial draft.

Reviewing the novel for Science Fiction Chronicle, Don D'Ammassa wrote that although it is "not earthshaking", the story is "well paced and logically developed, there's some reasonably good characterization."