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Uniting Church in Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia was founded on 22 June 1977, when most congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, about two-thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and all the churches of the Congregational Union of Australia united under the Basis of Union. According to the church, it had 243,000 members in 2018. In the 2016 census, about 870,200 Australians identified with the church; the UCA is Australia's third-largest Christian denomination, behind the Catholic and the Anglican Churches. There are around 2,000 UCA congregations, 2001 National Church Life Survey research indicated that average weekly attendance was about 10 per cent of census figures; the UCA is Australia's largest non-government provider of health services. Its service network consists of over 400 agencies and parish missions, with its areas of service including aged care, children and family, employment, emergency relief and alcohol abuse, youth homelessness and suicide. Affiliated agencies include UCA's community and health-service provider network, affiliated schools, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, Frontier Services, UnitingWorld.

The UCA is a national, unincorporated association of councils, each of which has responsibility for functions in the church. The councils are congregations, synods and an assembly; the membership of each council is established by the constitution. Each council includes women and men and ordained; the offices of president of assembly, moderator of synod and other offices are open to all UCA members. The UCA is a non-episcopal church, with no bishops. Leadership and pastoral roles are nominally performed by presbyteries, but in reality by individuals; the UCA assembly meets every three years, is chaired by the president. The 14th Assembly met in Perth from 12 to 18 July 2015; the 15th Assembly, hosted by the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania in Box Hill, met in July 2018. Assembly business between meetings is conducted by the Assembly Standing Committee, which meets three times per year. Membership is drawn with 18 members elected at each assembly; the current president is Deidre Palmer, who succeeded Stuart McMillan at the start of the 15th Assembly on 8 July 2018.

Palmer is the second woman following Jill Tabart. Palmer was the moderator of the Presbytery and Synod of South Australia from November 2013 to November 2016. Sharon Hollis, moderator of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania at the time of her election in 2018, is the president-elect. Synods are UCA councils which correspond to state boundaries; each synod meets with a standing committee to represent it between sessions. Synod responsibilities include the promotion and encouragement of the church's mission and ministerial education, overseeing property matters. There are six synods: Synod of New South Wales and the ACT Synod of Queensland Presbytery and Synod of South Australia Synod of Western Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania The Northern Synod, which includes the Northern Territory and north Western and South Australia Each synod consists of a number of presbyteries. Western Australia has a unitary presbytery-synod model. South Australia had a single presbytery and synod for 15 years, until 2019.

These large presbyteries enable groups of congregations to work together, based on geographic location or similar interests or characteristics. Selection of ministerial candidates and the placement of ministers are decided at the presbytery level. There are about 2,000 UCA congregations, with adherents. Congregations range in size from a dozen to hundreds of members, they are the setting for regular worship. Many churches conduct worship services at other times, such as a monthly weekday service, a late-night service for day-shift workers, a "cafe church", or Friday- or Saturday-evening services. A Meeting of the Congregation must be held at least twice each year; the meetings consider and approve the budget, local policy matters, property matters and the "call" of a new minister or other staff. Congregations manage themselves through a council. All elders are members; the council meets and is responsible for approving worship times and other matters. Some united congregations exist; the UCA has joined with other churches, such as the Baptist Union and the Churches of Christ, in some locations.

There are cooperative arrangements where supplying ministry to congregations is impossible in remote areas. This includes arrangements with the Anglican Church, where ministry and property resources are shared. Faith communities are less structured than congregations, they are groups of people who gather together for worship, witness or service and choose to be recognised by the presbytery. Local churches are sometimes used by congregations of other denominations; the UCA is committed to inclusivity, there are a number of multicultural ministry arrangements in which Korean and other groups form congregations of the church. Co-operating congregations in rural areas, have several

The Sensual Man

The Sensual Man is a 1974 Italian comedy film written and directed by Marco Vicario. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name written by Vitaliano Brancati, it was shot in Rome. A Sicilian baron, Paolo Castorini has spent his life dealing with girls, women in matters of the flesh, but in life he begins to search for a deeper meaning to life. When his father is brought to his deathbed, Paolo is surprised to learn that the staid, upright father had been unfaithful as a young man, as Paolo's grandfather, that such unfaithfulness had brought consequences both moral and medical. Giancarlo Giannini: Paolo Castorini Rossana Podestà: Lilia Riccardo Cucciolla: Paolo's father Lionel Stander: Paolo's Grandfather, Baron Castorini Gastone Moschin: Uncle Edmondo Adriana Asti: Beatrice Marianne Comtell: Paolo's mother Vittorio Caprioli: Salvatore, the pharmacist Ornella Muti: Giovanna Barbara Bach: Anna Neda Arneric: Caterina, Paolo's wife Dori Dorika: Paolo's sister Pilar Velázquez: Ester Femi Benussi: Prostitute in red Umberto D'Orsi: The Marquis Orchidea de Santis: Prostitute with fur coat Oreste Lionello: Painter Mario Pisu: Lorenzo Banchieri Attilio Dottesio: Doctor Mondella Eugene Walter: Jacomini The movie, of 1:48 hr running time, was released and circulated in Italy, played in US arthouses under the title Paolo il Caldo.

In 1977 it was re-released for the English-speaking public under the title The Sensual Man, with English subtitles. It received a US MPAA film rating of "R"; the Sensual Man on IMDb

Klimov M-120

The Klimov M-120 was a Soviet prototype 18-cylinder liquid-cooled inline aircraft engine designed during the early years of World War II. Testing did not go well and it was cancelled in 1942; the M-120 was developed by arranging three Klimov M-103A cylinder blocks in an inverted'Y' configuration, driving a common crankshaft. It began development in 1938 and manufacture of five prototypes began in late 1939; the first prototype began bench tests the next year. Two M-120TKs were flown in a prototype Ilyushin DB-4 bomber in November 1940, it was submitted for its State acceptance trials in August 1941, but the main connecting rod and the supercharger both broke down and the tests were not completed. The project was cancelled in 1942. M-120 1,600 hp, weight of 850–895 kg. M-120TK 1600 hp, weight of 950 kg, fitted with turbo-supercharger. M-120UV 1,800 hp. Version with a long shaft to the remote reduction gear. M-120UV-TK A 1940 project to combine the two variants. Data from Kotelnikov, p. 146 Type: liquid-cooled, 18-cylinder, three-block inline engine Bore: 148 mm Stroke: 170 mm Displacement: 54 l Dry weight: 950 kg Supercharger: single stage, two-speed geared Cooling system: liquid Power output: 1,600 hp Compression ratio: 6.6:1 Related lists List of aircraft engines

Fowler House (Bastrop, Texas)

The Fowler House known as the Allen-Fowler House is a historic, two-story, modified L-plan house built in 1852 in Bastrop, United States. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978 and was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2008; the house was built by Professor William J. Hancock of Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 1852 after he arrived in Bastrop to become headmaster at the Bastrop Academy, one of the leading schools in Texas at the time; the house was not only for his family and him, but for student boarders. In 1857, Bastrop Academy became Bastrop Military Institute, which trained young men for service during the Civil War. Colonel Robert Thomas Pritchard Allen replaced Hancock as headmaster and Allen and his wife Julia moved into the house, they continued to board cadets. Sam Houston, a hero of the Texas Revolution, was a frequent guest of the Allens while his sons attended the institute. John Preston Fowler and Maud Maynard Fowler bought the property in 1876 and added Victorian detailing and a projecting bay window to the structure.

Fowler became mayor of Bastrop, county attorney, a Texas state senator. The current owner of the house is Geoff Connor, who purchased the house in 2006. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bastrop County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Bastrop County Media related to Fowler House at Wikimedia Commons

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland about art collector Peggy Guggenheim. The film premiered on April 2015 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Clips from Maya Deren's unfinished film The Witch's Cradle are featured in this documentary, since Deren made the film with Marcel Duchamp at Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery; the film received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 94% rating based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. Metacritic reports a 65 out of 100 rating, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict on IMDb Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at Box Office Mojo Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at Rotten Tomatoes Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at Metacritic Brian Boucher, ArtNetNews Vadim Razov, Lisa Vreeland interview at Filmmaker magazine Jay Weissberg, Variety Steven Saito, Lisa Vreeland interview at Moveable Fest

Earl Lunsford

Earl Lunsford, known as the "Earthquake", was a fullback for the Calgary Stampeders and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Lunsford played during college at with Oklahoma A&M. Lunsford was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League in 1956, but instead began his six-year career in the Canadian Football League that year with the Calgary Stampeders, his time in Calgary was interrupted for 2 seasons, 1957 to 1958, while serving in the United States military. He played 5 more seasons for the Stamps, from 1959 to 1963. Lunsford rushed for over 1,000 yards 5 times, leading the West Division with 1,343 yards in 1960. During his best season, 1961, he led the entire CFL with a whopping 1,794 yards, which made him known as the first running back in professional sports to rush for a mile in one season, he was an All West all star in 1960 and All Canadian in 1961. That year, Calgary finished with a mediocre 7-9 record, but defeated the Edmonton Eskimos in the Western conference semi-final.

However, they lost the Western conference final to the eventual Grey Cup winner, the Bud Grant-led Winnipeg Blue Bombers. His best game was on September 3, 1962, in Calgary, when he scored 5 rushing touchdowns, still a Stampeder record. In his career, he rushed 1199 times for 6994 yards, a 5.8 yard average, 55 touchdowns, with his longest run being 85 yards. He is the Stampeder all-time rushing leader with 55 touchdowns and 28 100-yard games and is second among Stampeders for all-time rushing yards. Earl Lunsford had his own theme song "Earl The Pearl of Calgary". After his playing career, Lunsford became General Manager of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary Stampeders. For his outstanding years as a dominant running back, Lunsford was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983, he died September 2008, aged 74, of Alzheimer's disease at his Texas home. He is survived by his wife Margot, children Brenda and Lamar, three grandchildren. Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Earl Lunsford at Find a Grave