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Tribe of Manasseh

According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Manasseh was one of the Tribes of Israel. It is one of the ten lost tribes. Together with the Tribe of Ephraim, Manasseh formed the House of Joseph. In the biblical chronicle, the Tribe of Manasseh was a part of a loose confederation of Israelite tribes from after the conquest of the land by Joshua until the formation of the first Kingdom of Israel in c. 1050 BC. No central government existed, in times of crisis the people were led by ad hoc leaders known as Judges. With the growth of the threat from Philistine incursions, the Israelite tribes decided to form a strong centralised monarchy to meet the challenge, the Tribe of Manasseh joined the new kingdom with Saul as the first king. After the death of Saul, all the tribes other than Judah remained loyal to the House of Saul, but after the death of Saul's succeeding son Ish-bosheth to the throne of Israel, the Tribe of Manasseh joined the other northern Israelite tribes in making Judah's king David the king of a re-united Kingdom of Israel.

However, on the accession of David's grandson Rehoboam, in c. 930 BC the northern tribes split from the House of David and from Saul's tribe Benjamin to reform Israel as the Northern Kingdom. Manasseh was a member of the Northern Kingdom until the kingdom was conquered by Assyria in c. 723 BC and the population deported. From that time, the Tribe of Manasseh has been counted as one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, though some groups claim descent from the tribe; the Bible records that following the completion of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelite tribes, Joshua allocated the land among the twelve tribes. According to biblical scholar Kenneth Kitchen, this conquest should be dated after 1200 BCE; the consensus of modern scholars is that the conquest of Joshua as described in the Book of Joshua never occurred. At its height, the territory Manasseh occupied spanned the Jordan River, forming two "half-tribes", one on each side. West Manasseh occupied the land to the immediate north of Ephraim, thus just north of centre of western Canaan, between the Jordan and the coast, with the northwest corner at Mount Carmel, neighbored on the north by tribes Asher and Issachar.

East Manasseh was the northernmost Israelite group east of the Jordan until the siege of Laish farther north by the tribe of Dan. East Manasseh occupied the land from the Mahanaim in the south to Mount Hermon in the north, including within it the whole of Bashan; these territories abounded in water, a precious commodity in Canaan, thus constituting one of the most valuable parts of the country. In c. 732 BCE, king of Israel allied with Rezin, king of Aram, threatened Jerusalem. Ahaz, king of Judah, appealed to the king of Assyria, for help. After receiving tribute from Ahaz, Tiglath-Pileser sacked Damascus and Israel, annexing Aram and the territory east of the Jordan, including the desert outposts of Jetur and Nodab; the population of these territories were taken captive and resettled in Assyria, in the region of the Khabur River system. The diminished kingdom of Israel was again invaded by Assyria in 723 BCE and the rest of the population deported; the riverine gulch, naḥal Ḳanah, divided Ephraim's territory in the south from Manasseh's territory in the north.

The modern Israeli settlement of Karnei Shomron is built near this gulch, which runs in an easterly-westerly direction. According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Manasseh, a son of Joseph, from whom it took its name; some critics, view this as a postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation In the Biblical account, Joseph is one of the two children of Rachel and Jacob, a brother to Benjamin, father to both Ephraim, his first son, Manasseh. Here the blessing of the first son was conferred by a grandfather rather than by the father, despite prevailing custom. Though the biblical descriptions of the geographic boundary of the House of Joseph are consistent, the descriptions of the boundaries between Manasseh and Ephraim are not, each is portrayed as having exclaves within the territory of the other. Furthermore, in the Blessing of Jacob, elsewhere ascribed by textual scholars to a similar or earlier time period and Manasseh are treated as a single tribe, with Joseph appearing in their place.

From this it is regarded that Ephraim and Manasseh were considered one tribe - that of Joseph. As part of the Kingdom of Israel, the territory of Manasseh was conquered by the Assyrians, the tribe exiled. However, several modern day groups claim descent, with varying levels of academic and rabbinical support; the Samaritans claim. Further afield, in northeast India, the Kuki-Chin-Mizo Jews claim descent from

Newholme Hospital

Newholme Hospital is a community healthcare facility at Baslow Road in Bakewell, Derbyshire. It was managed by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, it is a Grade II listed building. The facility, designed by a Mr Johnson of Sheffield in the Jacobean style, opened as Bakewell Union Workhouse in 1841. A large infirmary block was built to the rear of the site in 1900, it became the Bakewell Public Assistance Institution in 1930 and joined the National Health Service as Newholme Hospital in 1948. Although it was announced in July 2017 that the hospital would close, it was confirmed, in December 2018, that a new health hub would be built on part of the site. Official site


Stratagus is a Free and open-source cross-platform game engine used to build real-time strategy video games. Licensed under the GNU GPL, it is written in C++ with the configuration language being Lua. On June 15, 1998 Lutz Sammer released the first public version of a free Warcraft II clone for Linux he had written, named ALE Clone. In 1999 it was renamed to Freecraft. In June 2003, a cease and desist letter was received from Blizzard Entertainment, who thought the name Freecraft could cause confusion with the names StarCraft and Warcraft, that some of the ideas within the engine were too similar to Warcraft II; the project halted on June 20, 2003. The developers regrouped in 2004 to continue work on the project renaming it Stratagus, their focused changed from cloning Warcraft 2 to creating an open source, configurable engine for RTS games including support for playing over Internet/LAN or playing vs. computer opponents. A separate project, was started to get Warcraft 2 data files running in the Stratagus engine.

This mod requires a legal copy of Warcraft 2 and allows for cross-platform support such as Linux and other operating systems. The free media set imitating. On June 10, 2007, development of Stratagus was paused; the Stratagus developers began working on Bos Wars, which uses its own modified version of the Stratagus engine. In June 2010 some of the developers moved Stratagus project from Sourceforge to Launchpad and started working on Stratagus and games again. Wargus, War1gus and Stargus continued to be developed by the Stratagus team on Launchpad. In 2014, Wyrmgus started as a fork from the Stratagus engine to develop a strategy game based on free assets with a wider scope than the original engine allowed; the Stratagus team has since moved to GitHub. Playable Stratagus-based games are: fantasy Aleona's Tales, medieval Battle for Mandicor, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness port Wargus, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans port War1gus, futuristic Battle of Survival, historically-inspired Commander Stalin, StarCraft port Stargus, space age Astroseries.

Of these, only Aleona's Tales, War1gus, Wyrmsun are complete. The Stratagus engine is a 2D engine based on cross-platform open-source libraries like SDL, bzip2 and others. Basing on Lua as their primary scripting language all the abilities in the engine have been made available to the users of Stratagus for easy modding, removing the need to change the original C/C++ source. Animations are created from a set of.png pictures. Stratagus and Wargus have been ported to run on Pocket Symbian and Android devices. Wargus has been ported to the GP2X and Open Pandora Linux handhelds. Stratagus was June 2017 over 185,000 times. Game engine recreation bnetd, a similar in style project for another Blizzard product, shut down due to a court action Official website BoS Wars Commander Stalin Stargus Wargus Battle for Mandicor

Thomas W. Simons Jr.

Thomas Winston Simons Jr. is an American diplomat and academic. He served as ambassador to Poland from 1990 to 1993, ambassador to Pakistan from 1996 to 1998. Born in Crosby, Simons is of German and Scots-Irish descent, he is a graduate of Yale and Harvard. Simons escorted Duke Ellington during his tour of Pakistan, he taught at Stanford University upon his retirement from the United States Foreign Service, holds visiting appointments at Harvard and Cornell. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Simons was an adjunct professor at Brown University. "Thomas W. Simons Jr.". Office of the Historian. "Thomas W. Simons Jr. PhD". Stanford University. "Thomas W. Simons Jr". Harvard University. Appearances on C-SPAN

BYU College of Humanities

The BYU College of Humanities was formed in 1965 by the division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences into the College of Humanities and the College of Social Sciences. The College of Social Sciences was merged into the College of Family and Social Sciences although some of its programs were made part of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies; when it was formed the College consisted of four departments and Comparative Literature. In 1967 the Languages Department was divided into six departments, namely Asian and Slavic Languages. According to a 2019 analysis published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, BYU is No. 3 in the country for producing the most graduates with foreign language degrees. The BYU Center for Language Studies seeks to advance language learning and the accompanying necessary cultural understanding, it functions as the planning arm for the BYU College of Humanities language acquisition classes. In total it co-ordinates classes aimed at learning 58 different languages, 12 of which have at least a minor if not a major program.

The Center for Language Studies operates the Foreign Language Student Residences. The work of this Center is connected with the Mary Lou Fulton Chair of World Languages. Among faculty directly under the Center for Language Studies was at one time Amram Musungu, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Musungu was an instructor in Swahili, he has since returned to Kenya. The BYU English Language Center is a Laboratory School operated by the BYU Department of Linguistics and English Language, a sub-division of the College of Humanities; the School admits non-English speaking students of college age for intensive courses in English. The main point of the school is to provide experience for and training for students in the English as a Second Language Program at BYU; this is one of BYU's open enrollment summer programs. Since all BYU spring and summer term enrollment is open this is technically not exceptional; however this program is designed to make the wide range of courses taught on BYU campus available for students who enroll during the summer.

The BYU Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to develop better teaching skills on the part of the faculty. It provides confidential, individual consultations to assist professors in improving their teaching skills; the center was formed in early 2007 to work towards of improved teaching at the university recommended by BYU's accrediting organization. Janis Nuckolls is an American anthropological linguist and professor of linguistics and English language, she spent many years doing field research with a primary focus on the Quechua people in Amazonian Ecuador and their endangered language

Ben Cura

Ben Cura is a British-Argentine actor and director of film and theatre. José Ben Cura was born in the son of Argentine tenor/conductor José Cura; when he was a year old, he moved to Santo Stefano Belbo, where his father's grandfather was from. The family first lived in a convent, he has Yazmín and Nicolás. The family moved to France when he was 6, to Spain when he was 11. During this time, he travelled with his parents around the world. Cura's first acting role came at age 9, as a supernumerary in a production of La Forza del Destino at the Opéra de Marseille, France. Whilst living in Paris, he received solfège training, he subsequently attended the New York Film Academy in Paris, France before training and graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2011 with a bachelor's degree with honours in professional acting. Cura made his film debut in a British independent film Comes a Bright Day, appearing shortly after in Comedy Central's series Threesome and Bernard Rose's film The Devil's Violinist.

He made his West End debut playing Angel in the original cast of Jennifer Saunders' musical Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, UK. He was cast as Seve Ballesteros in British golf film Dream On. Aged 24, he made his directorial debut with a film adaptation of August Strindberg's play Creditors. for which he wrote the screenplay and played one of the lead characters, Freddie Lynch. That year, he starred in the UK premiere of award-winning American play Next Fall at the Southwark Playhouse in London, UK. In April 2013, he co-founded London-based production company Tough Dance Ltd. with actress and producer Andrea Deck. The company's first production was award-winning feature film Creditors. In 2015, he was cast in US series The Royals as recurring character Holden, he went on to star in British film White Island set in Ibiza, based on the novel A Bus Could Run You Over written by Colin Butts, alongside Billy Zane and Billy Boyd. Cura's directorial debut Creditors world-premiered at the Nordic International Film Festival in New York City on 31 October 2015.

The festival awarded it with an Honorable Mention in the Best Nordic Narrative Feature category. Latin Post film critic David Salazar called the film "A triumphant debut" Blazing Minds film critic Susanne Hodder said of the actors that "all give compelling performances, bringing their characters to life and giving them depth", Screen Relish film critic Stuie Greenfield said that "Creditors is a beautiful, sometimes angry and surprising film that brings with it strong performances from the entire cast as well as an unexpected yet welcome twist" while Movie Marker film critic Darryl Griffiths said that "Creditors is an incisive and accomplished piece of filmmaking, possessing a rich, powerful psychology that instills an unnerving modern-day relevance to age-old material." Creditors received over ten awards, including Best Feature, Leading Actor, Script/Writer for Cura. That year, Cura was cast as a series regular in ITV/Netflix crime noir drama Marcella penned by The Bridge writer Hans Rosenfeldt.

The series premiered on UK television in April 2016, followed by a worldwide release on Netflix in July 2016. and Simon West's action/comedy feature film Gun Shy opposite Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko. In 2017, Cura was cast as CIA operative Philip Shafer in French historical war movie 15 minutes de guerre, directed by Fred Grivois; that year, he played the role of Steve in the screen adaptation of British stage play Life is a Gatecrash, renamed Gatecrash and directed by Lawrence Gough, opposite Olivia Bonamy, Anton Lesser, Sam West. In 2018, Cura guest-starred in Season 2 of CBS's Ransom and the first season of new TV series The Rook, opposite Olivia Munn. In 2019, he was cast in Nicholas Wright's new stage play 8 Hotels directed by Richard Eyre, world-premiering at the Chichester Festival Theatre, playing the lead role of José Ferrer opposite Tory Kittles, Emma Paetz, Pandora Colin, opening August 7 of that year to excellent reviews: "Joe, played masterfully by Ben Cura, is wonderful as the philanderer who can accept his wife's adultery but not her lover's flaunting of it".

Cura's Ferrer is a brilliant creation: a brilliant Iago in fact." Cura was married to actress Andrea Deck from 2013 until their divorce in 2015. 2012: Viva Forever by Jennifer Saunders at the Piccadilly Theatre London 2014: Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts at the Southwark Playhouse London 2019: 8 Hotels by Nicholas Wright at the Chichester Festival Theatre Chichester 2012: Swimming with Piranhas Radio Documentary for BBC Radio 4 2014: Alien: Isolation by The Creative Assembly distributed by SEGA and produced by Twentieth Century Fox 2015: Credit Card Baby Radio Drama written by Annie Caulfield for BBC Radio 4, directed by Mary Ward-Lowery Ben Cura on IMDb