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Second Epistle of Peter

The Second Epistle of Peter referred to as Second Peter and written 2 Peter or in Roman numerals II Peter, is a book of the New Testament of the Bible, traditionally held to have been written by Saint Peter. Most critical biblical scholars have concluded Peter is not the author, considering the epistle pseudepigraphical. According to the Epistle itself, it was composed by the Apostle Peter, an eyewitness to Jesus' ministry. If 2 Peter 3:1 alludes to 1 Peter, the audience of the epistle is the various Churches in Asia Minor in general, it criticizes "false teachers" who distort the authentic, apostolic tradition, predicts judgment for them. 2 Peter explains that God is patient, has not yet brought the Second Coming of Christ in order that more people will have the chance to reject evil and find salvation. It calls on Christians to study scripture; the date of composition has proven to be difficult to determine. Commentaries and reference books have placed 2 Peter in every decade from AD 60 to 160.

Taken it would have been written between 65–68 AD because Peter was martyred around 68 AD by Nero and because Peter references his approaching death in 2 Peter 1:14. Most biblical scholars have concluded Peter is not the author, considering the epistle pseudepigraphical. Reasons for this include its linguistic differences from 1 Peter, its apparent use of Jude, possible allusions to 2nd-century gnosticism, encouragement in the wake of a delayed parousia, weak external support; the questions of authorship and date are related. For Petrine authorship to be authentic, it must have been written prior to Peter's death in c. AD 65–67; the letter refers to the Pauline epistles and so must post-date at least some of them, regardless of authorship, thus a date before 60 is improbable. Further, it goes as far to name the Pauline epistles as "scripture"—the only time a New Testament work refers to another New Testament work in this way—implying that it postdates them by some time. Scholars consider the epistle to be written between c.

AD 100–150 and so contend that it is pseudepigraphical. Acceptance of the letter into the canon did not occur without some difficulty; the earliest record of doubts concerning the authorship of the letter were recorded by Origen, though Origen mentioned no explanation for the doubts, nor did he give any indication concerning the extent or location. Donald Guthrie suggests that "It is fair to assume, that he saw no reason to treat these doubts as serious, this would mean to imply that in his time the epistle was regarded as canonical."Origen, in another passage, has been interpreted as considering the letter to be Petrine in authorship. Before Origen's time, the evidence is inconclusive. Eusebius professed his own doubts, is the earliest direct testimony of such, though he stated that the majority supported the text, by the time of Jerome it had been accepted as canonical; the Peshitta, the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition, does not contain the Second Epistle of Peter and thus rejects its canonical status.

In both content and style this letter is different from 1 Peter. The epistle presciently declares. Arguments have been made both for and against this being part of the original text, but this debate is centered on the acceptance or rejection of supernatural intervention in the life of the writer; the epistle contains eleven references to the Old Testament. In 3:15, 16 a reference is made to one of Paul's epistles, which some have identified as 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11; the book shares a number of passages with the Epistle of Jude, 1:5 with Jude 3. Because the Epistle of Jude is much shorter than 2 Peter, due to various stylistic details, the scholarly consensus is that Jude was the source for the similar passages of 2 Peter. Tartarus is mentioned in 2 Peter 2:4 as devoted to the holding of certain fallen angels, it is elaborated on in Jude 6. Jude 6 however, is a clear reference to the Book of Enoch. Bauckham suggests that 2 Peter 2:4 is dependent on Jude 6 but is independently drawing on paraenetic tradition that lies behind Jude 5–7.

The paraenetic traditions are in Sirach 16:7–10, Damascus Document 2:17–3:12, 3 Maccabees 2:4–7, Testament of Naphtali 3:4–5 and Mishna Sanhedrin 10:3. The letter is outlined as follows: Address Exhortation to Christian Virtue Condemnation of the False Teachers The Delay of the Second Coming Final Exhortation and Doxology First Epistle of Peter Textual variants in the Second Epistle of Peter Universal destination of goods Adams, Thomas B. "A Commentary on the Second Epistle General of Second Peter" Soli Deo Gloria Ministries, 1990. ISBN 978-1-877611-24-7 Green, Michael. "The Second Epistle of Peter and The Epistle of Jude: An Introduction a

Rome Catholic School

Rome Catholic School is a private, tuition funded, co-education school in Rome, New York. Rome Catholic School provides education, based in Roman Catholicism, to students from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, it is within the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Rome Catholic is located at 800 Cypress Street in New York; the school replaced the Academy of St. Aloysius Academy; when Rome Catholic was established in 1963, it was a 9 through 12 high school called Rome Catholic High. In 1986, 7th and 8th grades were added. During the early 2000s, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade were added and the school was renamed Rome Catholic School. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, RCS will be a PK-6 school. A high school curriculum in cyber security was to be tested at Rome Catholic School starting in the spring semester of 2006; this program was affiliated with the US Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY. Official web site

Apple A8

The Apple A8 is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip designed by Apple Inc. It first appeared in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were introduced on September 9, 2014. Apple states that it has 25% more CPU performance and 50% more graphics performance while drawing only 50% of the power of its predecessor, the Apple A7, it is the oldest chip that Apple is producing. The A8 is manufactured on a 20 nm process by TSMC, which replaced Samsung as the manufacturer of Apple's mobile device processors, it contains 2 billion transistors. Despite having twice the number of transistors of the A7, the A8's physical size has been reduced by 13% to 89 mm2; the A8 uses LPDDR3-1333 RAM on a 64-bit memory interface. The A8 has 1 GB RAM included in the package, while the A8 in the iPad Mini 4 and 4th generation Apple TV is packaged with 2 GB RAM; the A8 CPU has a per-core L1 cache of 64 KB for data and 64 KB for instructions, an L2 cache of 1 MB shared by both CPU cores, a 4 MB L3 cache that services the entire SoC.

As its predecessor, it has 6 issue, 9 wide, out-of-order design. The processor is dual core, as used in the iPhone 6 has a frequency of 1.4 GHz, supporting Apple's claim of it being 25% faster than the A7. It supports the notion of this being a second generation enhanced Cyclone core called Typhoon, not an new architecture which would mean a more significant performance gain per Hz; the A8 integrates a graphics processing unit, a 4-shader-cluster PowerVR Series 6XT. However the GPU features custom shader cores designed by Apple. On October 16, 2014, Apple introduced a variant of the A8, the A8X, in the iPad Air 2. Compared with the A8, the A8X has an enhanced 8-shader-cluster GPU and improved CPU performance due to one extra core and higher frequency; the A8's branch predictor has been claimed to infringe on a 1998 patent. On October 14, 2015, a district judge found Apple guilty of infringing U. S. patent US 5781752, "Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer", on the Apple A7 and A8 processors.

The patent is owned by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, a firm affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. On July 24, 2017, Apple was ordered to pay WARF $506 million for patent infringement. Apple filed an appellate brief on October 26, 2017, with the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, that argued that Apple did not infringe on the patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. On September 28, 2018, the ruling was overturned on appeal and the award thrown out by the U. S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; the patent expired in December 2016. IPhone 6 and 6 Plus – September 2014 iPod touch – July 2015 iPad mini 4 – September 2015 Apple TV HD or "4th Gen" – October 2015 HomePod – February 2018 Apple mobile application processors, the range of ARM-based mobile processors designed by Apple for their consumer electronic devices. Comparison of ARMv8-A cores Apple A8X

Lynn Smith

Lynn Marie Smith serves as anchor/correspondent for HLN and was named host of the network's popular news and lifestyle program, Weekend Express in the fall of 2013. Was named host of On The Story in March 2019. Before coming to HLN, Smith served as the anchor of NBC-TV’s Early Today and MSNBC’s First Look since 2010. During that time, she was a fill-in newsreader on Weekend Today and covered overnight breaking news at MSNBC; the year prior, Smith had been a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WNBC’s local station “News 4 New York.” Earlier, at NBC-owned station WCAU, she served as general assignment reporter since June 2007. In January 2008, her role was expanded and she was promoted to co-anchor of "NBC 10 Weekend Today" on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Prior to her work at WCAU, Smith worked behind the camera at NBC-TV’s Today as an associate producer and was promoted to producer. In 2007, her role expanded to online correspondent for todayshow.com, with several of her pieces featured on Today.

She was a freelance general assignment reporter for NBC-owned station WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut. Lynn Smith graduated from Miami University in Ohio where she majored in Mass Communications and wrote for the university newspaper. Following graduation, she interned with the Academy of Television Sciences in Los Angeles. In 2001, she joined the NBC Page Program in Los Angeles and moved east where she joined the Today Show. Smith was recognized in 2007 with a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Media Award. In 2015, she married Graham Smith in Highlands, North Carolina

Multiple listing service

A multiple listing service is a suite of services that real estate brokers use to establish contractual offers of compensation and accumulate and disseminate information to enable appraisals. A multiple listing service's database and software is used by real estate brokers in real estate, representing sellers under a listing contract to share information about properties with other brokers who may represent potential buyers or wish to work with a seller's broker in finding a buyer for the property or asset; the listing data stored in a multiple listing service's database is the proprietary information of the broker who has obtained a listing agreement with a property's seller. According to the U. S. National Association of Realtors: In the late 1800s, real estate brokers gathered at the offices of their local associations to share information about properties they were trying to sell, they agreed to compensate other brokers who helped sell those properties, the first MLS was born, based on a fundamental principle that's unique to organized real estate: Help me sell my inventory and I'll help you sell yours.

The term "MLS" can not be trademarked or branded. There is no universal data format. However, there is a data standard for MLS systems—the Real Estate Transaction Standard—which is being deployed across MLS solutions in North America. Local and private databases use XML-based data feeds to update listings. Listings disseminated through MLS may be controlled by a single association of realtors or groupings of associations which represent all brokers within a given community or area; the primary purpose of an MLS is to provide a facility to publish a "unilateral offer of compensation" by a listing broker, to other broker participants in that MLS. In other words, the commission rate, offered by the listing broker is published within the MLS to other cooperating brokers; this offer of compensation is considered a contractual obligation. Since the commission for a transaction as well as the property features are contained in the MLS system, it is in the best interests of the brokers to maintain accurate and timely data.

The additional benefit of MLS systems is that an MLS subscriber may search an MLS and retrieve information about all homes for sale by all participating brokers. MLS systems contain hundreds of fields of information about the features of a property; these fields are determined by real estate professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in that local marketplace, whereas public real estate websites contain only a small subset of property data. Most MLS systems restrict membership and access to real estate brokers who are appropriately licensed by the state, are members of a local board or association of realtors, are members of the applicable national trade association. Access is becoming more open as Internet sites offer the public the ability to view portions of MLS listings. There still remains some limitation to access to information within MLSes. Many public Web forums have a limited ability in terms of reviewing comparable properties, past sales prices or monthly supply statistics.

This represents the cornerstone of several ongoing arguments about the current health of the real-estate market, which are centered on free and open information being necessary for both the buying and selling parties to ensure fair prices are negotiated during closing allowing a stable and less volatile market. A person selling his/her own property – acting as a For sale by owner seller – cannot put a listing for the home directly into an MLS. A licensed broker who chooses to neither join the trade association nor operate a business within the association's rules, cannot join most MLSes. However, there are brokers and many online services which offer FSBO sellers the option of listing their property in their local MLS database by paying a flat fee or another non-traditional compensation method; when discount and flat fee compensation arrangements started growing in popularity in the early 2000s some MLSes changed their membership rules or rule enforcement to make discount/flat fee MLS listings difficult or impossible.

In response, the Federal Trade Commission investigated, found several violations of anti-trust laws, entered into settlements with five MLSes to enable free competition for listings. One MLS, Realcomp in Michigan, refused to enter a settlement/consent agreement with the FTC, asserting it had the right to hide listings of discounters because such competition is detrimental to the revenue of its members. In 2006, the FTC filed a lawsuit against the Realcomp MLS alleging violations of federal anti-trust laws and squelching free competition; the lawsuit went to trial in 2007 and the FTC lost, but won the case in a 4–0 unanimous ruling on appeal in 2009. In Canada, CREA has come under scrutiny and investigation by the Competition Bureau and litigation by former CREA member and real estate brokerage Realtysellers Ltd. for the organization's control over the Canadian MLS system. In 2001, Realtysellers Ltd. a discount real-estate firm was launched that reduced the role of agents and the commissions they collect from home buyers and sellers.

The brokerage shut down and launched a $100 million lawsuit against CREA and TREB, alleging that they

The Last Tango = Blues

The Last Tango = Blues is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label. The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny awarded the album 4 stars stating "The Last Tango = Blues translates the direct, soulful hard bop approach of Blue Mitchell's cult-classic Blue Note sessions into the funk-inspired grammar of mid-Seventies mainstream jazz... the performances are next-level, complete with some of Mitchell's most fiery trumpet". "Soul Turn Around" - 4:20 "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - 2:53 "The Message" - 3:20 "Steal the Feel" - 4:15 "Last Tango in Paris" - 2:42 "One for Russ" - 4:15 "Peace" - 2:50 "P. T. Blues" - 3:04Recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1972. Blue Mitchell - trumpet Jackie Kelso, Bill Perkins - flute, tenor saxophone David Angel - clarinet, alto saxophone Steve Kravitz - bass clarinet, baritone saxophone Herman Riley - tenor saxophone David T. Walker - guitar Charles Kynard - organ Darrell Clayborn, Chuck Rainey - electric bass Raymond Pounds - drums King Errisson, Paul Humphrey, Chino Valdes - percussion Dick Fritz - arranger