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International Council of Unitarians and Universalists

The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists is an umbrella organization founded in 1995 comprising many Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist organizations. Some groups represent only a few hundred people; the original initiative for its establishment was contained in a resolution of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in 1987. This led to the establishment of the Advocates for the Establishment of an International Organization of Unitarians, which worked towards creating the council. However, the General Assembly resolution provided no funding; the Unitarian Universalist Association became interested in the establishment of a council when it had to deal with an increasing number of applications for membership from congregations outside North America. It had granted membership to congregations in Adelaide, the Philippines and Pakistan, congregations in Sydney and Spain had applied for membership. Rather than admit congregations from all over the world, the UUA hoped that they would join a world council instead.

The UUA thus became willing to provide funding for the council's establishment. As a result, the council was established at a meeting in Essex, United States on 23–26 March 1995; the Preamble to the Constitution of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists reads: We, the member groups of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, affirming our belief in religious community based on: liberty of conscience and individual thought in matters of faith, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Justice and compassion in human relations, responsible stewardship in human relations, our commitment to democratic principles,declare our purposes to be: to serve the Infinite Spirit of Life and the human community by strengthening the worldwide Unitarian and Universalist faith, to affirm the variety and richness of our living traditions, to facilitate mutual support among member organizations, to promote our ideals and principles around the world, to provide models of liberal religious response to the human condition which upholds our common values.

Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association, 500 members Brazilian Unitarian Association Burundi Unitarian Church Canadian Unitarian Council, 5,150 Czech Republic: Náboženská společnost českých unitářů Denmark: Unitarisk Kirkesamfund, 55 families European Unitarian Universalists, 120 members across Europe Finland: Unitarian Universalist Society of Finland, 22 members Germany: Unitarier - Religionsgemeinschaft freien Glaubens Hungary: Unitarian Church of Hungary, 25,000 members India: The Indian Council of Unitarian Churches, which includes the Khasi Unitarian Union, 9,000 members, the Unitarian Christian Church of Madras, 225 members Indonesia Global Church of God, around 200 members Netherlands: Vrijzinnige Geloofsgemeenschap NPB, 4,385 members, 60 congregations Nigeria: First Unitarian Church of Nigeria and Ijo Isokan Gbogbo Eda Defunct Norwegian Unitarian Church Philippines: Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines founded 1954, 2000 members Romania: Unitarian Church of Transylvania, 80,000 members South Africa: Unitarian Church of South Africa, 110 members Spain: Unitarian Universalist Society of Spain, 55 members UK: General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, 6,000 members USA: Unitarian Universalist Association, 162,796 Kosciol Unitarianski, 80 attendees and friends.

Polish Unitarians have reported a need for a period of reorganization, that at this time they are unable to maintain the level of activity needed to be full Council members, be it moved that membership of these groups be suspended. This action is taken with regret and the ICUU looks forward to welcoming Poland back into membership at the earliest possible date. Churches and religious associations which have expressed their will to become members of the Council may be admitted as "Provisional Members" for a period of time, until the Council decides that they have shown their organizational stability, affinity with the ICUU principles and commitment to deserve becoming Full Members of the Council. Provisional Members can not vote. Kenyan Unitarians According to the Bylaws of the ICUU, Emerging Groups are "applicants that are deemed to be reasonable prospects for membership, but do not fulfil the conditions of either Provisional membership or Full Membership"; these groups may be designated as Emerging Groups by the Executive Committee upon its sole discretion.

Emerging Groups may be invited as observers to General Meetings. The current list of Emerging Groups after the last meeting of the Executive Committee is as follows: Congo Unitarians French Unitarians Unitarian Universalists Hong Kong—Hong Kong Italian Unitarians Mexico Organizations with beliefs and purposes akin to those of ICUU but which by nature of their constitution are not eligible for full membership or which do not wish to become full members now or in the foreseeable future, may become Associates of the ICUU; the application must be approved by the ICUU Council Meeting. Peace and Harmony Center—Ushuaia, Argentina Christian Unitarian Church of Argentina—Buenos Aires, Argentina Bolivian Unitarians Costa Ri

2016–17 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Drake University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs were led by interim head coach Jeff Rutter, they played their home games at the Knapp Center in Des Moines and were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. Fourth-year head coach Ray Giacoletti resigned on December 6, 2016 after the first eight games of the season. Assistant coach Jeff Rutter was named interim head coach, they finished the season 7 -- 5 -- 13 to finish in a tie for ninth place in MVC play. They lost in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to Bradley. Following the season, the school chose not to keep Jeff Rutter as head coach and hired Niko Medved, former head coach at Furman, as the Bulldogs' new head coach; the Bulldogs finished the season 2 -- 16 in Missouri Valley play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament to Missouri State. Drake was picked to finish last in the preseason MVC poll.

Drake did not have any incoming players in the 2016 recruiting class

Knefastia funiculata

Knefastia funiculata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. The length of the shell varies between 60 mm; this marine species occurs off Pacific Mexico to Panama Kiener, L. C. "Genre Pleurotome." Genre: 1. B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva. 2010. Early Pliocene gastropods of Cubagua, Venezuela: Taxonomy, palaeobiogeography and ecostratigraphy. Palaeontos 19:1-221 MNHN, Paris: syntype Tucker, J. K.. "Catalog of recent and fossil turrids". Zootaxa. 682: 1–1295. Gastropods.com: Knefastia funiculata

The Ladies' Diary

The Ladies' Diary: or, Woman's Almanack appeared annually in London from 1704 to 1841 after which it was succeeded by The Lady's and Gentleman's Diary. It featured material relating to calendars etc. including sunrise and sunset times and phases of the moon, as well as important dates, a chronology of remarkable events. The subtitle indicated its serious purpose: "Containing New Improvements in ARTS and SCIENCES, many entertaining PARTICULARS: Designed for the USE AND DIVERSION OF THE FAIR SEX." These included riddles, charades, scientific queries, mathematical questions. A typical volume in the series included answers submitted by readers to problems posed the previous year and a set of new problems, nearly all proposed by readers. Both puzzle and answer were in verse; each cover featured a picture of a prominent English woman. Sometimes the subtitles were more specific. For example, in 1836 the full title was The Ladies Diary, For the Year of Our Lord 1835, Being the Third After Bissextile. Designed For the Amusement and Entertainment of The Fair Sex With An Appendix of Curious and Valuable Mathematical Papers For the Use of Students.

The Hundred and Thirty Second Almanack Published of this Kind. The Gentleman's Diary Or, The Mathematical Repository; the first editor and publisher, John Tipper, began the almanac by publishing a calendar, medicinal advice and ended with "special rhyming riddles." By the 1709 issue, the contents changed to exclude recipes, medicinal advice, stories and include more puzzles from both Tipper and those sent in by readers. The second editor, Henry Beighton, took over the almanac after Tipper's death in 1713, he continued to publish the almanac rich in puzzles, in 1720 began to include more difficult puzzles dealing with Newtonian infinitesimal calculus. Joan Baum notes that Although the Ladies' Diary, the most popular of the mathematical periodicals, encouraged women to join wit with beauty, it attracted serious amateurs of both sexes. Not a prestigious publication like Taylor's Scientific Memoirs the Ladies' Diary was nonetheless a respectable place to pose mathematical problems and sustain debate.

The Edinburgh Review notes that along with the Diary's more fanciful material, some of it downright silly, "much good mathematics" was buried in its pages. In fact, since there were few science periodicals in England until the 1830s, technical articles appeared in general periodicals like the Ladies' Diary. List of scientific journals in mathematics Gentleman's Diary The Lady's and Gentleman's Diary Leder, Gilah The Ladies' Diary. Australian Mathematics Teacher 37:3–5. Perl, Teri The Ladies' Diary... Circa 1700. Mathematics Teacher 70:354–358. Costa, Shelly The Ladies' Diary: Gender and Civil Society in Early Eighteenth-Century England Perl, Teri "The Ladies' Diary or Woman's Almanack, 1704–1841." Historia Mathematica 6, 36–53

Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Mary Dukakis is a Greek American actress. She started her career in theater, won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her Off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man, she moved on to film acting, in 1987, she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA nomination for her performance in Moonstruck. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City, Joan of Arc. Dukakis was born in Lowell, the daughter of Alexandra "Alec" and Constantine "Costa" S. Dukakis, her parents were Greek emigrants, her father from Anatolia and her mother from the Peloponnese. She has a brother named Apollo and is a cousin of Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts and the Democratic nominee for President in 1988, for whom she was a delegate from New Jersey at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, she is an alumna of Arlington High School in Arlington and was educated at Boston University. Dukakis has appeared in a number of films, including Steel Magnolias, Mr. Holland's Opus, Jane Austen's Mafia!, The Thing About My Folks, Moonstruck, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

She played the role of Anna Madrigal in the Tales of the City television mini-series, which garnered her an Emmy Award nomination, appeared on Search for Tomorrow as Dr. Barbara Moreno, who romanced Stu Bergman, she appears as Dolly Sinatra in the mini-series of Frank Sinatra's life. Her Broadway theatre credits include Who's Who in Hell, Social Security, the one-woman play Rose, her theater and television work has won her an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Golden Globe. Dukakis won Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Moonstruck and was nominated for the Canadian Academy Award for The Event, she provided the voice of Grandpa's love interest for The Simpsons episode "The Old Man and the Key". In 2003, Dukakis published her national bestselling autobiography Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress. Recent films include 3 Needles, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, In the Land of Women, Away From Her, the 2006 film which cast her alongside Gordon Pinsent as the spouses of two Alzheimers patients.

In 1998, she starred as Charlotte Kiszko in the British TV drama A Life for a Life, based on the real-life story of Stefan Kiszko, a man wrongfully imprisoned for seventeen years for the murder of a child, Lesley Molseed, after police suppressed evidence of his innocence. In 2008, Dukakis directed the world premiere production of Todd Logan's Botanic Garden at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, Illinois; that same year she starred in the revival of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, opposite Kevin Anderson at the Hartford Stage, co-adapted and starred in the world-premiere of Another Side of the Island, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, at Alpine Theatre Project in Whitefish, Montana. In 2011, Dukakis guest-starred on Order: Special Victims Unit, she played the role of an attorney. In 2013 she starred in and executive-produced the 2013 film Montana Amazon, co-starring Haley Joel Osment. In 2018 Olympia Dukakis starred in Eleftheromania, which follows an Auschwitz survivor as she recites a true story about a group from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

The following year Dukakis reprised the role of Anna Madrigal, which she had first played in 1993, in a Netflix update of Armisted Maupin's Tales of The City. Dukakis was married to actor Louis Zorich from 1962 until his death on January 30, 2018, they have three children. She is the cousin of the 1988 Democratic nominee for president. Olympia Dukakis on IMDb Olympia Dukakis at the Internet Broadway Database Olympia Dukakis at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Olympia Dukakis at the TCM Movie Database

Moni Nilsson-Brännström

Moni Helena Nilsson Brännström is a Swedish author, best known for the books about the boy Tsatsiki. Earlier she owned the 17th chair of the Swedish Academy for Children's Books, she is one of the initiators of the young-adult-culture-house Palatset in Stockholm. 1977 - Villa 78 1983 - Bartolomeus och spöket 1995 - Tsatsiki och morsan 1996 - Tsatsiki och farsan 1997 - Bara Tsatsiki 1998 - Sejtes skatt 1998 - Riddarpojken 1999 - Tsatsiki och kärleken 2001 - Tsatsiki och Retzina 2001 - Klassresan 2002 - Smått och gott med Samuel Svensson 2003 - Malin + Rasmus = sant: en fristående fortsättning på Klassresan 2005 - Salmiak och Spocke 2006 - Salmiak och Hedda: det femte hålet 2007 - Hoppet: Jumpin' Jack Az 1997, 1999, 2001 & 2003 - Bokjuryn 1998 - Nils Holgersson Plaque 1999 - BMF Plaque 1999 - Wettergrens barnbokollon Official website