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Lynn A. Thompson

Lynn A. Thompson has been the President of the Priesthood of the Apostolic United Brethren, a fundamentalist Mormon sect, since September 2, 2014. Thompson had been a member of the AUB's Priesthood Council under the leadership of Owen A. Allred and J. LaMoine Jenson, he assumed leadership of Utah church, following the 2014 death of Jenson. In November 2014, Rosemary Williams, daughter of Thompson and cast member of the television show My Five Wives, accused Thompson of molesting her more than two decades ago, she claimed remembering. However, Rosemary stated that she did not plan to file a lawsuit or a criminal accusation as "she doesn't think it will do any good."In response, Thompson denied the allegations when contacted by the Associated Press. AUB spokesman David Watson stated that the allegations against Thompson were being investigated by "other leaders in the church" and that "if there's criminal allegations that need to be turned over to local authorities, that's what we do." List of Mormon fundamentalist leaders


Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which includes those known as avocets. They are found in saline wetlands in warm or hot climates, they have long legs, hence the group name, long thin bills. Stilts feed on aquatic insects and other small creatures and nest on the ground surface in loose colonies. Most sources recognize 6 species in 2 genera, although the white-backed and Hawaiian stilts are considered subspecies of the black-necked stilt; the genus Charadrius was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the black-winged stilt as the type species. The generic name Himantopus comes from the Ancient Greek meaning "strap-leg"; the genus Himantopus contains five species: Black-winged stilt, Himantopus himantopus White-backed stilt, Himantopus melanurus Pied stilt, Himantopus leucocephalus Black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus Hawaiian stilt or aeʻo, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni Black stilt, Himantopus novaezelandiaeThe genus Cladorhynchus is monotypic and contains a single species: Banded stilt, Cladorhynchus leucocephalusA fossil stilt has been described by Bickart, 1990, as Himantopus olsoni, based on remains recovered in the Late Miocene Big Sandy Formation of Wickieup, United States.

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Meopham School

Meopham School is a Coeducational secondary school with 550 students, located in Meopham, England, UK. The school therefore caters for a wide ability range of students; the school delivers academic and personal success through a traditional curriculum and a focus on the core subjects of English and Science. The school was rated as “Good” in a November 2014 Ofsted inspection; the report confirmed that the school has improved students’ achievement “rapidly in a wide range of subjects in a short period of time.” The inspection found that the school, “is well led and managed” and that, “Leaders have an unrelenting focus on improving the quality of teaching and increasing students’ progress.” It is part of the Swale Academies Trust which includes Westlands Primary School, Regis Manor Primary School, Westlands School and Sittingbourne Community College. Students from Meopham School were chosen to form part of a "guard of honour" for athletes at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, displaying artistic creations made by the school to celebrate the event.

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Derek Stepan

Derek Kenneth Stepan is an American professional ice hockey center, an alternate captain for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. Stepan was drafted in the second round, 51st overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and afterwards attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Badgers hockey team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association WCHA. On July 1, 2010, he signed his first professional contract with the Rangers, forgoing his junior and senior years at Wisconsin. On October 9, 2010, he became the first player in Rangers history, the fourth in NHL history, to score a hat trick in his NHL debut. Stepan attended high school at Shattuck-Saint Mary's, he scored 81 points during 111 during his senior year at the school. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Badgers ice hockey team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. On July 1, 2010, Stepan signed his first professional contract with the New York Rangers, forgoing his junior and senior years at Wisconsin.

In Fall 2010, having attended the Rangers' training camp and playing for the team during the pre-season, Stepan made the transition from Wisconsin to the NHL. He scored a hat trick in his first NHL game on October 9, 2010, against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres, becoming the first rookie in Rangers history to do so, en route to a 6–3 victory, he is only the fourth player in NHL history to have scored a hat-trick in his debut, joining Alex Smart of the Montreal Canadiens, Réal Cloutier of the Quebec Nordiques and Fabian Brunnström of the Dallas Stars. Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs accomplished the feat with four goals. Stepan was selected as a member of the 2011 NHL All Star roster on January 11, 2011, performed in the NHL SuperSkills competition on January 29, 2011. In the 2012–13 season, Stepan finished tied for the NHL lead with four short-handed points. On September 26, 2013, Stepan signed a new two-year, $6.15 million contract with New York for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons.

On September 24, 2014 Stepan suffered a broken leg in a non-contact drill during a Rangers practice. On May 13, 2015, Stepan scored the overtime and series winning goal against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals; the Rangers would lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. Following the 2014–15 season, Stepan became a restricted free agent under the terms of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement; the Rangers made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights. However, Stepan rejected the initial contract, worth $5.2 million per year. On July 5, 2015, Stepan filed for Salary Arbitration under the CBA, seeking at least $7.25 million per year. On the morning of July 27, 2015, just hours before his arbitration hearing was scheduled to occur and the Rangers agreed to a six-year, $39 million contract lasting to the end of the 2020–21 season. Paying an average of $6.5 million annually, the contract made Stepan the second-highest-paid Rangers forward at the time behind Rick Nash, who made $7.9 million per year.

On June 23, 2017, Stepan was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and defenseman Tony DeAngelo. Stepan scored 14 goals with 42 assists in his first season with the Coyotes, playing in all 82 games, he was named an alternative captain for the Coyotes to begin the 2017–18 season. During the 2018–19 season, Stepan played in his 600th career NHL game on October 10, 2018, becoming the first player drafted in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft but, not a first-rounder to reach that milestone. At the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championships, Stepan was the captain of the United States team and led the tournament in scoring with four goals and ten assists in seven games, leading to an All-Star Team selection, he captained the United States to win their second gold medal defeating Canada in overtime. Stepan joined the United States men's team at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, playing alongside Ranger teammate Ryan McDonagh and Ranger prospect Chris Kreider.

He finished the tournament with seven points in seven games, was selected as a top three player on the U. S. Stepan was born into a hockey family, as his father Brad was a draft pick of the Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Stepan's younger cousin, was selected 112th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. On August 9, 2014, Stepan married his longtime girlfriend Stephanie Kent in their home state, Minnesota. Stephanie gave birth to the couple's first child on October 27, 2015, their second child on September 21, 2017. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database

Caudron C.180

The Caudron C.180 was an all-metal, three engine French ten seat passenger aircraft, flown about 1930. Only one was built; the Caudron C.180 was a high wing cantilever monoplane with metal structure and duraluminium covering. The skin on the wing was smooth rather than corrugated in the Junkers style; the single spar wing was in three sections. The centre section contained the fuel tanks; the third Algol engine was in the nose of the fuselage. The flat sided fuselage consisted of two parts, bolted together, contained a cabin for ten passengers with a lavatory and luggage compartment; the tail surfaces were straight edged and conventional, with a balanced rudder. The C.180 had a fixed tail wheel undercarriage. Each main wheel was mounted on a half-axle hinged from the lower fuselage and located by a hinged trailing strut, with a vertical, shock absorbing leg to the outer wing centre section below the engine, providing a wide track; the exact date of the first flight is not known but one source suggests 1930.

At that show the main wheels were enclosed in fairings. Intended to be suitable for work in the French colonies, the C.180 was designed to be powered by a range of engines and liquid cooled, in the 150–220 kW power range but only one Algol powered example seems to have been completed. Data from L'Aerophile Salon 1930General characteristics Length: 14.6 m Wingspan: 24.5 m Height: 4.77 m Wing area: 70 m2 Empty weight: 2,690 kg Gross weight: 4,500 kg Fuel capacity: 650 kg Powerplant: 3 × Lorraine 9N Algol 9-cylinder, air-cooled engine, 220 kW each Propellers: 2-bladed Performance Maximum speed: 225 km/h at sea level Range: 2,400 km double radius of action Service ceiling: 7,000 m

Benjamin C. Stark

Benjamin "Ben" C. Stark is an American biologist and a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, he grew up in a small city in mid-Michigan in the 1950s-1960s. After high school he majored in cellular biology at the University of Michigan and he received his master and doctoral degrees from Yale University with Sidney Altman. After two postdoctoral positions, he took a faculty position at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has worked since, he has carried out research in the area of RNA biology. He was one of the co-discoverers of RNase P, a catalytic RNA, in the laboratory of Sidney Altman who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech in 1989 for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA. Other major accomplishment of Stark includes the discovery of enhancement of productivity of recombinant organisms engineered to express the Vitreoscilla hemoglobin, the first bacterial hemoglobin, he has over 80 peer-reviewed publications. Stark's research has been recognized by many awards, including Honor Award for University Research by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Person of the Millennium,and the Teaching Excellence Award