The Apostolic United Brethren is a Mormon fundamentalist group that promotes polygamy. The AUB has had a temple in Mexico, since at least the 1990s, an endowment house in Utah since the early 1980s and several other locations of worship to accommodate their members in Wyoming and Montana; the title "Apostolic United Brethren" is not used by members, who prefer to call it "The Work", "The Priesthood", or "The Group". Those outside the faith sometimes refer to it as the "Allred Group" because two of its presidents shared that surname. Members of the AUB do not refer to their organization as a "church" and, unlike nearly all other Mormon fundamentalist groups, regard The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a legitimate, if wayward and diminished, divine institution. Religious scholar J. Gordon Melton characterised the group as "the more liberal branch of the Fundamentalist movement", as the group allows sexual relations apart from the strict purpose of procreation; the group came into the Hollywood spotlight with the release of the hit reality TV series Sister Wives aired in 2010.
The AUB furnished a detailed description of their beliefs and practices in August 2009 to the Utah Attorney General's "Polygamy Primer", revised in 2011. This booklet is used to educate the law enforcement and social relief agencies involved with similar groups; the AUB is unrelated to other named groups such as Churches of the Brethren and Apostolic Pentecostals. As of 1998, there were 10,000 members of the AUB, most of whom reside in Utah and Mexico; the headquarters of the AUB is in Bluffdale, where it has a chapel, a school, a sports field. The AUB has communities in Utah, it operates at least three private schools. The AUB's members tend to integrate with their surrounding communities, much more so than some other Mormon fundamentalists, such as members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; this can be attributed to the AUB's former prophet, Owen A. Allred, his desire to be up front with local law enforcement and the news media when it came to ending rumors of underage, arranged marriages that many other fundamentalist Mormon groups were known for.
Allred believed that transparency was key in helping the community see that the AUB and its members were not a threat. The AUB is headed by a President of the Priesthood. Next in authority is a Priesthood Council. Below the Priesthood Council are Presidents of the Seventy, the Seventy quorum members, high priests, Aaronic Priesthood members, the Women's Relief Society, Sunday School, Girls Class, Boy Scouts, the Children's Primary organizations. On a local level there are Priesthood Council representatives. General Sacrament Meeting and Sunday School meetings take place on Sundays, as do Priesthood meetings. Relief Society, Girls Class and Scouting take place throughout the week. Dances, musical events and classes are held at meetinghouses; the AUB regards the Book of Mormon as sacred scripture in addition to the Bible, accept the Articles of Faith written by Joseph Smith to summarize Latter Day Saint beliefs. The AUB teaches that the LDS Church is still fulfilling a divine role in spreading the Book of Mormon and other basic doctrines of Mormonism, in facilitating genealogy.
Members of the AUB are known for their belief in plural marriage. Other key beliefs include the United Order, the Adam–God doctrine, what is called the "1886 Meeting". While not all members take part in plural marriage, it is considered a crucial step in the quest for obtaining the highest glory of heaven. AUB members regard the LDS Church as an important vehicle in spreading Mormonism's introductory teachings through the LDS Church's missionary program and the widespread publication of the Book of Mormon; the group's founder, Rulon C. Allred, told a fundamentalist congregation in 1966: "We are instructed through John Taylor by Joseph Smith and Jesus Christ, by Joseph Musser as well that we are not to interfere... with the function of the Church." On November 16, 1966, in another discourse, he commented: " are not in a position to dictate to the Church, or to presume that we preside over President David O. McKay, or that we can send missionaries into the fields of labor, or that we can in any way dictate the affairs of the Church.”
"God’s Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," Allred declared. He further explained in 1975: "We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, no matter who may decry it or who may deny it." "We are functioning within the spiritual confines of the Church," he commented, "but we are outside of its legal organization."Under his leadership, the Allred group did no missionary work or temple work, leaving those responsibilities to the LDS Church. He predicted in 1975 that "the time is at hand when God is going to intervene in the matter, the temples will be opened to us, we will have our endowments and do our own work for our dead." Under his brother Owen's leadership, the AUB constructed its own endowment houses for ordinance work. Drew Briney, an
The Cattle Baron's Ball in Dallas is a single-night fundraiser for cancer research benefiting the American Cancer Society. The first Cattle Baron's Ball was held in 1974 at the Star Brand Ranch and raised $56,000. In 2009, the Cattle Baron's Ball at South Fork Ranch raised $3.5 million. As of 2019, the Cattle Baron's Ball has raised more than $81 million for cancer research. It's become the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Country music's most revered performers have entertained at the ball throughout its 35+ year history, including Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Big & Rich, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley, among many others. More than $32 million of the money raised has been allocated to UT Southwestern Medical Center; the Ball holds a raffle featuring luxury items donated by sponsors and partners, which have included Park Place Porsche, Christie's, Winstar World Casino, Eisemann Jewelers.
Given the size, time of year and outdoor location of the event, in the past attendees and organizers dealt with inclement weather and muddy roads on the night of the Ball. The 2009 Cattle Baron's Ball was plagued with limos and other vehicles that became entrenched in the mud. American Cancer Society's detailed listing of the Dallas Cattle Baron's Ball Cattle Baron’s: The Great Mud Ball of 2009 | D Magazine's blog Sweet Charity Long Live The Cattle Baron’s Ball 2009 | Society Stylist
Many-task computing in computational science is an approach to parallel computing that aims to bridge the gap between two computing paradigms: high-throughput computing and high-performance computing. MTC is reminiscent of HTC, but it "differs in the emphasis of using many computing resources over short periods of time to accomplish many computational tasks, where the primary metrics are measured in seconds, as opposed to operations per month. MTC denotes high-performance computations comprising multiple distinct activities, coupled via file system operations. Tasks may be uniprocessor or multiprocessor, compute-intensive or data-intensive; the set of tasks may be static or dynamic, homogeneous or heterogeneous, loosely coupled or coupled. The aggregate number of tasks, quantity of computing, volumes of data may be large. MTC includes loosely coupled applications that are communication-intensive but not expressed using standard message passing interface found in HPC, drawing attention to the many computations that are heterogeneous but not "happily" parallel".
Raicu et al. further state: "There is more to HPC than coupled MPI, more to HTC than embarrassingly parallel long running jobs. Like HPC applications, science itself, applications are becoming complex opening new doors for many opportunities to apply HPC in new ways if we broaden our perspective; some applications have just so many simple tasks. Applications that operate on or produce large amounts of data need sophisticated data management in order to scale. There exist applications that involve many tasks, each composed of coupled MPI tasks. Loosely coupled applications have dependencies among tasks, use files for inter-process communication. Efficient support for these sorts of applications on existing large scale systems will involve substantial technical challenges and will have big impact on science." Some related areas are multiple program multiple data, high throughput computing, capacity computing, or embarrassingly parallel. Some projects that could support MTC workloads are Condor, Hadoop, Cobalt HTC-mode and Swift
The figure skating events at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games were held at the Halle Olympique located next to the Théâtre des Cérémonies, two kilometres southwest of downtown Albertville. The final placements were decided by factored placements. In the men's singles, ladies' singles and the pairs event, the short program was factored by 0.5, one-third of the total score, while the free skating was factored by 1.0, two-thirds of the total score. In ice dance, the two compulsory dances were factored by a total of 0.4, 20% of the total score. The original dance was factored by 0.6, while the free dance was factored by 1.0. In the result of factored placements being tied, the free skating was the tie-breaker. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, the short program was called the original program; the 1992 Winter Olympics was the first time that the men's and ladies' events did not include a compulsory figures competition. 13, 15 February 1992 Referee: Jürg WilhelmAssistant Referee: Tsaja AndréeJudges: Frank Parsons Hely Abbondati Tatiana Danilenko Fabio Bianchetti Jean Matthews Felicitas Babusíková Hideo Sugita Hugh C.
Graham Jr. Josette Betsch Wendy Utley 19, 21 February 1992 Referee: Benjamin T. WrightAssistant Referee: Monique GeorgelinJudges: Reinhard Mirmseker Mary Pearson Yang Jiasheng Monique Petis Mieko Fujimori Ingelise Blangsted Igor Prokop Vanessa Riley Marina Sanaya Maragaret Ann Wier 9, 11 February 1992 Referee: Walburga GrimmAssistant Referee: Sally-Anne StaplefordJudges: Anne Hardy-Thomas Felicitas Babusíková Frank Parsons Joan Gruber Ulf Denzer Dennis McFarlane Miranda Marchi Mikhail Drei Wendy Utley Hideo Sugita 14, 16, 17 February 1992 During a practice session on February 10, Jacqueline Petr's right skate hit her left calf, requiring 22 stitches. Referee: Lawrence DemmyAssistant Referee: Lysiane LauretJudges: Elena Buriak Brenda Long-Simpson Marie Lundmark William McLachlan István Sugár Armelle van Eybergen Mary Louise Wright Olga Záková Olga Giardini Ulf Denzer Official Olympic Report results
Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu is a 1997 film documenting tropical birds, directed by Nissar. The film stars Sukumari, Jagathy Sreekumar and Cochin Haneefa in the lead roles; the film has musical score by Wilson Skemurak. The movie is based on the story of Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie the spirited bride, has a plan, she secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Vijayaraghavan as Thottathil Josekutty Geetha as Lilly Josekutty Baburaj as Advocate Babu Thomas Chandni Shaju as Annie Jagathy Sreekumar as Kaimal Cochin Haneefa as Dr. Paul Tony as Nixon Thottathil Adoor Pankajam as Karimeli Kanakalatha as Meena Paul Ponnamma Babu as Indira Kaimal Nadirsha as Alex Thottathi Usha as Janna Machan Varghese as Chandikunju Sukumari Bindu Panicker Paravoor Bharathan Philomina Salim Kumar The music was composed by Wilson Skemurak and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.
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The southern multimammate mouse or southern African mastomys is a species of rodent in the family Muridae, endemic to southern Africa. It is called a multimammate mouse because it can have 8 to 12 pairs of mammae, in comparison other mouse species only have 5 pairs; the southern multimammate mouse is a nocturnal species considered to be an ecological generalist, is found in a broad spectrum of natural habitats. These habitats include open grassland and semidesert karoo land. M. coucha is thought to have three main disjunct geographical populations, but recent studies have shown extensive haplotype sharing between the three populations. M. Coucha is an opportunist omnivore, its diet consists of a variety of plant and animal resources, including cannibalism when under severe resource limitations. Due to this generalist behavior M. coucha is found in disturbed environments and its presence could be an indicator of an ecosystem’s integrity. M. coucha is sympatric with M. natalensis and the two species cannot be distinguished by superficial appearance alone.
M. coucha and M. natalensis can be definitively identified by DNA sequencing. However, on closer analysis they do have physiological differences. Many academic labs and publicly available animals were derived from a colony misidentified as M. natalensis. M. coucha has been used in medical research. Unlike the common murine research model, M. coucha has been maintained as an outbred line so it has maintained the genetic heterogeneity necessary for many studies involving immune response. M. coucha has a occurring papillomavirus that mimics the infection cycle and symptoms seen in humans with HPVs. These two traits have made it a good model to study vaccines against HPV infections. Unlike the common murine research model, M. coucha can support the complete lifecycle of B. malayi, a parasite that causes lymphatic filariasis. This has made it a key tool in discovering new drugs and vaccines to fight an infection that affects an estimated 130 million people; the southern multimammate rat is being bred in the US and Canada as a replacement food source for reptiles, replacing the brown rat as a viable food source for picky eaters.
It is recognized as one of the natural food sources for ball pythons. They are being used for stomach cancer research, among other ailments. Europeans have begun breeding them for companion animal use, namely in England; this trend is catching in the US and Canada. Only has it been introduced to the pet trade, is more kept as a feeder rodent for snakes than as a pet. Coetzee, N. Griffin, M. & Granjon, L. 2004. Mastomys coucha. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007. Musser, Guy G.. "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, Don E.. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. Haag, Andreas. "Experimentally induced infection with autonomous parvoviruses, minute virus of mice and H-1, in the African multimammate mouse". Comparative Medicine. 50: 613–21. PMID 11200567. Vinzón, Sabrina E.. "Protective Vaccination against Papillomavirus-Induced Skin Tumors under Immunocompetent and Immunosuppressive Conditions: A Preclinical Study Using a Natural Outbred Animal Model".
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