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Owen A. Allred

Owen Arthur Allred was the leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, a Mormon fundamentalist polygamist group centered in Bluffdale, Utah. He came to this position following the murder of his brother Rulon Allred on orders of rival polygamist leader Ervil LeBaron, in 1977. Allred was born in Idaho, he had twenty-three children and over two hundred grandchildren. In 1942, he was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he married his second wife. After his death, he was succeeded by J. LaMoine Jensen. Shortly after Allred became head of the AUB, Spencer W. Kimball, the then-president of the LDS Church announced that all worthy males would be able to hold the priesthood without regard to race or color; this ended a century-long prohibition preventing black men from holding priesthood office in the LDS Church. Owen Allred stridently opposed this new practice, he declared that the temples of the LDS Church had been desecrated by the presence of black Latter-day Saints.

In response, the AUB began performing ordinances. Owen Allred is best known for his outspoken criticism of child abuse and marriages of girls under the age of 18, he publicly denounced the child abuse that occurred in many polygamist groups and encouraged members of the AUB to report such activities to law enforcement officials. Additionally, he campaigned for the legal marriage age in Utah to be raised from 14 to 16, noting that AUB members are forbidden to engage in any courtship before the age of 17. In 2003, a federal judge ordered Owen Allred to return money that the AUB had received from Virginia Hill. Hill had accused the group of misrepresentation in a business transaction. 1300 people attended his funeral. Leigh Dethman and Lucinda Dillon-Kinkead, "Polygamist Owen Allred dies", Deseret Morning News, 2005-02-17 Charlie LeDuff, "A Holdout Polygamist, 88, Defies the Mormons", New York Times, 2002-03-23 p. A12 Mark Steyn, "The Marrying Kind: Owen Allred" Atlantic Monthly, May 2005, p. 142 Owen A. Allred at Find a Grave


Lothal was one of the southernmost cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, located in the Bhāl region of the modern state of Gujarāt and first inhabited c. 3700 BCE. Discovered in 1954, Lothal was excavated from 13 February 1955 to 19 May 1960 by the Archaeological Survey of India, the official Indian government agency for the preservation of ancient monuments. According to the ASI, Lothal had the world's earliest known dock, which connected the city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati river on the trade route between Harappan cities in Sindh and the peninsula of Saurashtra when the surrounding Kutch desert of today was a part of the Arabian Sea. However, this interpretation has been challenged by other archaeologists, who argue that Lothal was a comparatively small town, that the "dock" was an irrigation tank; the controversy was settled when scientists from The National Institute of Oceonography, Goa discovered foraminifera and salt, gypsum crystals in the rectangular structure indicating that sea water once filled the structure.

Lothal was a vital and thriving trade centre in ancient times, with its trade of beads and valuable ornaments reaching the far corners of West Asia and Africa. The techniques and tools they pioneered for bead-making and in metallurgy have stood the test of time for over 4000 years. Lothal is situated near the village of Saragwala in the Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad district, it is six kilometres south-east of the Lothal-Bhurkhi railway station on the Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar railway line. It is connected by all-weather roads to the cities of Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and Dholka; the nearest cities are Bagodara. Resuming excavation in 1961, archaeologists unearthed trenches sunk on the northern and western flanks of the mound, bringing to light the inlet channels and nullah connecting the dock with the river; the findings consist of a mound, a township, a marketplace, the dock. Adjacent to the excavated areas stands the Archaeological Museum, where some of the most prominent collections of Indus-era antiquities in India are displayed.

The Lothal site has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its application is pending on the tentative list of UNESCO. When British India was partitioned in 1947, most Indus sites, including Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, became part of Pakistan; the Archaeological Survey of India undertook a new program of exploration, excavation. Many sites were discovered across northwestern India. Between 1954 and 1958, more than 50 sites were excavated in the Kutch, Saurashtra peninsulas, extending the limits of Harappan civilisation by 500 kilometres to the river Kim, where the Bhagatrav site accesses the valley of the rivers Narmada and Tapti. Lothal stands 670 kilometers from Mohenjo-daro, in Sindh; the meaning of Lothal in Gujarati to be "the mound of the dead" is not unusual, as the name of the city of Mohenjo-daro in Sindhi means the same. People in villages neighbouring to Lothal had known of the presence of an ancient town and human remains; as as 1850, boats could sail up to the mound. In 1942, timber was shipped from Broach to Saragwala via the mound.

A silted creek connecting modern Bholad with Lothal and Saragwala represents the ancient flow channel of a river or creek. Speculation suggests that owing to the comparatively small dimensions of the main city, Lothal was not a large settlement at all, its "dock" was an irrigation tank. However, the ASI and other contemporary archaeologists assert that the city was a part of a major river system on the trade route of the ancient peoples from Sindh to Saurashtra in Gujarat. Lothal provides with the largest collection of antiquities in the archaeology of modern India, it is a single culture site—the Harappan culture in all its variances is evidenced. An indigenous micaceous Red Ware culture existed, believed to be autochthonous and pre-Harappan. Two sub-periods of Harappan culture are distinguished: the same period is identical to the exuberant culture of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. After the core of the Indus civilisation had decayed in Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, Lothal seems not only to have survived but to have thrived for many years.

Its constant threats - tropical storms and floods - caused immense destruction, which destabilised the culture and caused its end. Topographical analysis shows signs that at about the time of its demise, the region suffered from aridity or weakened monsoon rainfall, thus the cause for the abandonment of the city may have been changes in the climate as well as natural disasters, as suggested by environmental magnetic records. Lothal is based upon a mound, a salt marsh inundated by tide. Remote sensing and topographical studies published by Indian scientists in the Journal of the Indian Geophysicists Union in 2004 revealed an ancient, meandering river adjacent to Lothal, 30 kilometres in length according to satellite imagery— an ancient extension of the northern river channel bed of a tributary of the Bhogavo river. Small channel widths when compared to the lower reaches suggest the presence of a strong tidal influence upon the city—tidal waters ingressed up to and beyond the city. Upstream elements of this river provided a suitable source of freshwater for the inhabitants.

A flood destroyed village settlements. Harappans based around Lothal and from Sindh took this opportunity to expand their settlement and create a planned township on the lines of greater cities in the Indus valley. Lothal planners engaged themselve

Gmina Poniec

Gmina Poniec is an urban-rural gmina in Gostyń County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Poniec, which lies 20 kilometres south-west of Gostyń and 72 km south of the regional capital Poznań; the gmina covers an area of 132.32 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 7,866. Apart from the town of Poniec, Gmina Poniec contains the villages and settlements of Bączylas, Czarkowo, Dzięczyna, Dzięczynka, Grodzisko, Kopanie, Łęka Mała, Miechcin, Sarbinowo, Śmiłowo, Teodozewo, Waszkowo, Włostki, Zawada and Żytowiecko. Gmina Poniec is bordered by the gminas of Bojanowo, Gostyń, Krzemieniewo, Miejska Górka and Rydzyna. Polish official population figures 2006

P. T. Selvakumar

P. T. Selvakumar is an Indian film director, producer,Marketing and PRO who has worked in the Tamil film industry. Selvakumar started his career as a journalist before becoming associated with film director S. A. Chandrasekhar, who appointed Selvakumar as his son Vijay's press relations officer. Selvakumar also forayed into production during 2003, financing T. P. Gajendran's family drama, Banda Paramasivam, remade in Hindi as Housefull 2. Selvakumar began working on his first directorial venture in January 2012, when it was announced that he had decided to sign up four actors in the lead roles with Nakul, Shiva and Premji Amaren selected. Priyamani was soon after reported to have joined the cast, but the film was not announced. In October 2012, the film re-emerged with a new cast featuring Vinay Rai, Aravind Akash and Sathyan alongside Premji, while Raai Laxmi played the film's lead actress. Based on The Hangover, Selvakumar's Onbadhula Guru shooting started from OCtober 2012 and was released in early 2013 to negative reviews. gave 2 out of 5 stating "The entire film is like a collection of comic scenes put together to make the audience laugh without much thought to the storyline". In 2014, he began working on the production of Puli directed by Chimbu Deven and featuring Vijay in the lead role; the movie became a box-office disaster. His next film is Pokkiri Raja released to mixed reviews, and now as executive producer in jail movie starring by G. V prakash kumar female lead by abarnithi and directed by Vasanthabalan movie based on north madras story line movie started on 2018 August and delayed due to some issue and now getting ready to release on early 2020s and a running a book of media called and started a Kalappai makkal katchi

Edward Balston

Edward Balston was an English schoolmaster, Church of England cleric, head master of Eton College from 1862 to 1868 and Rector of Hitcham, Vicar of Bakewell and Archdeacon of Derby. The son of William Balston, a paper-maker, by his marriage to Catherine Vallance, Balston was born at Maidstone, Kent, on 26 November 1817 and baptised on 23 December, he was educated at Eton admitted to King's College, Cambridge, on 21 November 1836, matriculating in the Lent term of 1837. He was the Browne medallist every year from 1836 to 1839 and won the Davies Scholarship in 1839, unusually being elected a Fellow of his college in 1839 before graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1841 and proceeding Master of Arts in 1844. In 1841 he was ordained a deacon of the Church in 1842 a priest. Although Balston held his Fellowship at King's until 1850, in 1840 he returned to Eton as an assistant master, where in 1860 he became a Fellow and on 25 February 1862 Head Master. In 1865 his university honoured him with the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

Questioned by the Clarendon Commission on 9 July 1862, Balston came under attack for his view that in the classroom little time could be spared for subjects other than classical studies. Lord Clarendon said to him - Nothing can be worse than this state of things, when we find modern languages, history and everything else which a well-educated English gentleman ought to know given up in order that the full time should be devoted to the classics. Balston replied that there were occasional lectures at Eton on scientific subjects and that some time could be spared for the French language, conceding that it might be possible to make that a compulsory subject in some forms of the school, but that he would prefer to teach English rather than French, it remained his view that in most lower forms of the school the boys' time should be devoted to classical studies. In 1868 Balston left Eton to take on a parish benefice as Rector of Hitcham, in 1869 moved on again to become Vicar of Bakewell, where in 1872 he was appointed a Rural dean and in 1873 as Archdeacon of Derby, remaining as Vicar and Archdeacon until his death in 1891.

In 1850 Balston married Harriet Anne, a daughter of Thomas Carter, Fellow of Eton College. He was buried at Eton. Thomas Balston, Dr Balston at Eton

University Institute of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh University

University Institute of Technology, Himachal Pradesh campus at Summerhill, India. It started functioning on 11 September 2000. UIT has been producing professional leaders in the field of information technology, as well as enhancing technological strength of the region and the country. Well known for its B. Tech in Information Technology programme throughout India, the institute benefits from close collaborations with the IT industry; the university has been provided by University Grants Commission a leased line of 50 Mbit/s dedicated bandwidth as a part of UGC infonet for Higher Education. UIIT is a member of the Campus Wide Optical Fibre Network on which Internet facility is available on 22×6 basis; the campus has no banking facilities. Classes are held in the new UIT Building, Silver Wood Estate, Near Police Station, Summerhill. Placement of the students is of major concern to the institute. For this purpose, a full-time placement cell under a faculty member has been created to liaison among the students and prospective employers and to keep a watchful eye on the emerging trends and future needs of the industry.

The institute has a good track record of placements with students placed in companies like Infosys, GlobalLogic, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Satyam, Tech Mahindra, NexTag, Perot systems, IBM. The institute organizes events for the all-round development of the students; the biggest event is UTKARSH, a four-day inter-college festival in which colleges from in and around the state are invited to participate. The fest is conducted by Engineering Technology Students Association which has a president, vice president, finance secretary, cultural secretary, general secretary and joint secretary in the Governing Body, it is the only event of its kind on the campus which takes place at three venues with 1500 to 2000 students. Other events include inter-college sports competition. Students from UIT work in prestigious companies like Google, Juniper Networks, Royal Dutch Shell, Adobe and Walmart Labs. On 28 February 2020, the name of University Institute of Information Technology changed to University Institute of Technology due to addtion of other engineering branches.

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