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Waharoa is a rural community in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located 7 km north of Matamata, is part of the Matamata-Piako District, it is located at the railway junction of the Kinleith Branch railway with the East Coast Main Trunk Railway. State Highway 27 runs through the town, serviced by cafes and a petrol station. Matamata Airport is just over 3 km north of Waharoa. To the north of Waharoa is the community of Tamihana, where the Raungaiti marae is located. Nearby the marae is the Matamata Airport and remnants of the original Matamata pā. To the east lie the communities of Wardville and Turanga-o-moana, to the west the community of Walton, to the south is the town of Matamata. Prior to colonisation, the area surrounding and including present-day Waharoa was held by Ngāti Hauā. In 1830, the Ngāti Hauā chief Te Waharoa established the Matamata pā a few kilometers north of the current settlement. Reverend Alfred Nesbit Brown first visited the area in 1833, founded the nearby Matamata Mission Station in 1835.

A year it was abandoned due to a war breaking out between Ngāti Hauā and neighbouring tribes. In 1841, a Catholic mission by 1844 had moved to Rangiaowhia. Land in the surrounding area began to be purchased by Josiah Firth from Te Waharoa's son, Wiremu Tamihana, in 1865. Firth converted the land to freehold sections, it began to be called the Matamata estate, a portion of which forms the present-day settlement of Waharoa. The township of Waharoa was built in 1886 around Waharoa Station. Firth established a church, dairy factory and ¼ acre-sections. A new butter factory was built in 1921. Another industry was the flax mill. St Davids Presbyterian Church was dedicated on Sunday 18 October 1925. Meeting halls were built in 1916 and 1954. Waharoa had a station opposite Pitt St on the Kinleith Branch from 8 March 1886, it was rebuilt in 1923, had a verandah added in 1924 and closed to passengers on 12 November 1968 and to freight on 29 March 1981. The community of Waharoa is close - most people are of a single iwi: Ngāti Hauā.

The local Raungaiti Marae is affiliated with the Ngāti Hauā hapū of Ngāti Rangi Tawhaki and Ngāti Te Oro, with the iwi of Waikato Tainui. It includes the Te Oro meeting house. In 2013 77.1% of the population was Māori. There are two primary schools, Waharoa School and Te Kura O Waharoa, with the majority of pupils being Māori. There are fewer than 100 children at each; the first school opened in 1887, but the current buildings date from 1949, 1957, 1965 and 1967. List of towns in New Zealand

Pentecostal Church of New Zealand

The Pentecostal Church of New Zealand was an historical Pentecostal denomination in New Zealand. Established in 1924, it was the first attempt at organizing the Pentecostal movement in New Zealand. After a series of splits, the church disbanded in 1952; the roots of Pentecostalism in New Zealand are in late 19th-century revivalism, which emphasized personal experience and divine healing. However, Classical Pentecostalism emerged only in the 1920s as the result of British evangelist Smith Wigglesworth's healing campaigns in the country, first in 1922 and in 1923-1924; the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand was formed in 1924 with the help of American evangelist A. C. Valdez to organize the results of the Wigglesworth campaigns. By 1926, conflict within the church over governance, began a process of fragmentation; some congregations affiliated with the Assemblies of God. In 1932, the arrival of the British-based Apostolic Church to New Zealand led to a loss of disaffected PCNZ members; the Pentecostal Church had to compete with other Pentecostal groups, such as A. H. Dallimore's Revival Fire churches and the New Zealand counterpart to the Australian-based Christian Revival Crusade.

The Pentecostal Church split again in 1946 after three American pastors introduced baptism in the name of "Lord Jesus Christ". This was understood in a trinitarian sense and was not the same as the Unitarian baptism in Jesus' name; these American pastors led a breakaway group that became associated with the Latter Rain Movement and today is known as the New Life Churches. What remained of the Pentecostal Church in New Zealand disbanded in 1952 and affiliated with the Elim Pentecostal Church based in the United Kingdom; the Elim Church of New Zealand claims over 40 congregations. Dasler, Y, they Came to Elim. N. Z. Listener 100, no. 2204: 18-21. Knowles, Brett. New Life: A History of the New Life Churches of New Zealand, 1942-1979. Third edition. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2015. Knowles, Brett. Transforming Pentecostalism: The Changing Face of New Zealand Pentecostalism, 1920-2010. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2014. Roberts, H. V. New Zealand's Greatest Revival under Smith Wigglesworth. Auckland: New Zealand Pelorus Press, 1951.

Worsfold, James E. A History of the Charismatic Movements in New Zealand, including a Pentecostal Perspective and a Breviate of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Great Britain. Bradford: Julian Literature Trust, 1974. Bethel AOG, Pentecostal Church, Auckland Elim Church of New Zealand Auckland Malayalam Pentecostal Church, Auckland


Heterolepis is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family. It has four species, all endemic to the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Heterolepis species are shrublets sprawling and about 30 cm high with moderately large yellow flowers; the flowerheads are solitary with glandular peduncles, the surrounding green bracts having membranous margins in the inner rows. The ray florets are female, with a thread-like lobe opposite the ray; the disk florets are bisexual. The seeds are flask-shaped, with a pappus of two unequal rows of bristly, barbed scales; the leaves are alternate 15–30 mm long, narrow or needle-like pointed and quite stiff, with the margins rolled under, woolly beneath. The rootstock is woody, branches cobwebby; the plants occur on rocky sandstone slopes in the mountains of the Western Cape in South Africa. The name Heterolepis is derived from two Greek words, heteros "different, dissimilar" and lepis "a scale"; this name was created in 1820 by Alexandre de Cassini for a plant, named Arnica inuloides by Martin Vahl in 1791.

One year after transferring this species to Heterolepis, Cassini changed the specific epithet, thus creating the superfluous combination Heterolepis decipiens in 1821. The relationships of Heterolepis to other genera in Asteraceae are not well understood, it is related to the tribe Arctotideae. Some authors have placed it within that tribe as a matter of convenience until more can be learned about it. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: D-L At: Botany & Plant Science At: Life Science At: CRC Press Heterolepis and Arnica At: Plant Names At: IPNI Heterolepis At:Index Nominum Genericorum At: References At: NMNH Department of Botany At: Research and Collections At: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Classification (compositae book, chapter 11 At: The International Compositae Alliance

Slavko Damjanović

Slavko Damjanović is a Montenegrin football defender playing with Lokomotiv Tashkent in the Uzbekistan Super League. Born in Nikšić, back within FR Yugoslavia, Slavko Damjanović played with Montenegrin clubs FK Čelik Nikšić, FK Mogren, FK Sutjeska Nikšić and FK Mornar, before moving to Serbia and playing with FK Spartak Subotica and FK Bačka 1901. In summer 2015 he moved to Hungary and played with Békéscsaba 1912 Előre the entire season 2015–16 Nemzeti Bajnokság I, they finished the season 12th and ended relegated, thus Damjanović left Békéscsaba and returned to Montenegro where he signed with his former club FK Sutjeska Nikšić. He was announced to have signed for South African club Bidvest Wits F. C. early July 2017 as a free agent, playing in the South African Premier Division. SutjeskaMontenegrin Cup: 2017Bidvest WitsTelkom Knockout: 2017BudućnostMontenegrin Cup: 2019 Slavko Damjanović at Soccerway


Kitāb al-Shifāʾ bīTaʾrif Ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafá, of Qadi Ayyad is the most used and commented upon handbook in which Muhammad's life, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail. Known by its short title, al-Shifa, meaning The Healing, this work was so admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own, for it is said, "If al-Shifa is found in a house, this house will not suffer any harm... when a sick person reads it or it is recited to him, Allah will restore his health."Ash-Shifa remains one of the most commentated books of Islam after the Sahih's of Muhammad al-Bukhari and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. Commentaries and partial explanations written on al-Shifa include: Majlis fi khatmi Kitab al-Shifa' bi taʿrif huquq al-Muṣṭafá by Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn ʿAbdullah ibn Muhammad al-Qaysi al-Dimashqi, al-Intihad fi khatmi al-Shifa' li-ʿIyad by al-Sakhawi, Nasim al-Riyad fi sharh Shifa' li-Qadi ʿIyad in 4 volumes by Shihab al-Din Muhammad ibn Umar al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa' li-al-Qadi ʿAyyad in 2 volumes by Ali al-Qari, Manahil as-safa fi takhrij Ahadith al-Shifa by al-Suyuti, Al-Shifāʾ bīTaʾrif Ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafá and al-ʿAta fī Maʿrifa al-Muṣṭafá by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, al-Madad al-ʿIyad by al-Shaykh Hasan al-ʿAdawi al-Hamzawi, Mazil al-Khafa' ʿan alfaz al-Shifa by al-ʿAllama Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Shamsi al-Tamimi al-Dari al-Hanafi al-Muqtafa fi hal alfaz al-Shifa' by al-ʿAllama Burhan al-Din Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Khalil al-Halabi Sibt ibn al-ʿAjami,Ash-Shifa has been translated into numerous languages such as English and Urdu.

List of Islamic texts Sira - Biographies of Muhammed

LAUNCH (Innovation Challenge)

LAUNCH is a program sponsored by NASA, Nike, US Agency for International Development, the US Department of State that seeks sustainable innovations through quasi-annual challenges, a business accelerator. The program began in 2010 and has since focused on themes such as energy, health and waste solutions. Launch was founded in 2010 by NASA, Nike, USAID, the US Department of State; the inaugural event, LAUNCH: Water, was held at the NASA Kennedy Space Station in March 2010 and highlighted innovations and research related to water sustainability. Some of the innovations included bacterial water sensing, a floating contaminant sensor network, evaporation-based underground irrigation technology; the second LAUNCH forum, LAUNCH: Health, took place in October of that same year at the Kennedy Space Center. This challenge highlighted innovations in optimal nutrition, primary preventive health care, ways to improve fitness and lifestyle choices; the LAUNCH: Energy forum took place in November 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center and highlighted innovations in sustainable energy systems.

The forum featured innovations in fuel cell technology, electricity management, clean cookstoves. LAUNCH Beyond waste took place in 2012 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California; this cycle highlighted nine innovations in the fields of waste-to-energy, ‘eWaste’, ‘upcycling’ and recycling, agricultural waste and conservation, medical waste, sustainable chemicals and materials, improved sanitation. The forum included sessions about how to accelerate these innovations towards real-world implementation. In 2012, LAUNCH: Health Innovator Samuel Sia's company OPKO Health was awarded a contract to implement their diagnostic platform on the international space station. Numerous LAUNCH: Beyond Waste innovators were recognized for their projects in the fall of 2012. Joseph Aramburu was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs for project re:char and Ashnu Gupta was named India's Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum for his company Goonj. Attero Recycling: Nitin Gupta - India's leading provider of end-to-end electronic and electrical goods e-Waste management servicesf In May 2013 LAUNCH convened first the LAUNCH 2020 Summit in Beaverton Oregon, a two-day event showcasing unique approaches to sustainability challenges with over 150 companies, NGOs, manufacturers in attendance.

The summit unveiled the LAUNCH 2013 Challenge Statement. LAUNCH: Systems Forum will take place in September 2013 at the Jet Propulsion Lab and will have a focus on transforming fabrics manufacturing to increase equity and sustainability. In 2013 LAUNCH accepted submissions for its first'micro-challenge,' directed at student researchers and entrepreneurs; the Micro-Challenge has a focus on capturing data from the materials supply chain and using it to better understand the materials system. In 2013 LAUNCH was highlighted by Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as one of the'Top 25 Innovators in Government' putting it in contention for the Ford Foundation's'Innovators In Government' Award unveiled in the fall of 2013. In May 2013, LAUNCH alumnus SEaB Energy won the Resource Revolution Award in the Category'Energy from Waste.'