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Dieter Uchtdorf
DIETER FRIEDRICH UCHTDORF (born 6 November 1940) is a German aviator , airline executive and religious leader. He currently serves as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and is the eighth most senior apostle in the ranks of the church. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Aviator * 3 LDS Church
LDS Church
service * 3.1 Apostle * 3.2 Counselor in the First Presidency * 4 Family * 5 Works * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans
Germans
Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava
Ostrava
(German : Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi -occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Ostrava, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
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Lufthansa
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG (FWB : LHA) (German pronunciation: ), commonly known as LUFTHANSA (sometimes also as Lufthansa
Lufthansa
German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe , in terms of fleet size, and the second largest airline in terms of passengers carried during 2016. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 270 aircraft. Lufthansa
Lufthansa
is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance
Star Alliance
, the world's largest airline alliance , formed in 1997. The name of the company is derived from Luft 'air' and Hansa, the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League

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Bundeswehr
The BUNDESWEHR (German: ( listen ), Federal Defence) is the unified armed forces of Germany
Germany
and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany
Germany
are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government . The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung). The military part of the federal defense force consists of the Heer (Army), Marine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force), Streitkräftebasis (Joint Support Service), Zentraler Sanitätsdienst (Joint Medical Service), and the Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum (Cyber and Information Space Command) branches
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General Authority
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(LDS Church), a GENERAL AUTHORITY is a member of the highest levels of leadership in the church who has administrative and ecclesiastical authority over the church. A general authority's jurisdiction is church-wide, in contrast to the responsibilities of a local authority or an area authority, which relate to a particular area, unit, or department of the church. As a group, the general authorities are often referred to as "THE BRETHREN". As of March 2016, the number of general authorities is 103
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Accra
ACCRA /əˈkrɑː/ is the capital and most populous city of Ghana
Ghana
, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012 . It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolis District , with which it is conterminous. Accra
Accra
is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area , the Greater Accra
Accra
Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people and is the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa . Accra
Accra
stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north inland. Originally built around three different settlements, including a port (Jamestown ), it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast
Coast
between 1877 and 1957
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Stake President
A STAKE is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in certain denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement
Latter Day Saint movement
. The name "stake" derives from the Book of Isaiah
Book of Isaiah
: "enlarge the place of thy tent; stretch forth the curtains of thine habitation; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes" (Isaiah 54:2). A stake is sometimes referred to as a STAKE OF ZION
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Brigham Young University
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, THE Y) is a private research university in Provo, Utah
Provo, Utah
, United States . It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and excluding online students, is the largest religious university and the third largest private university in the United States, with 29,672 on-campus students. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church, and one-third of its US students are from Utah. Students attending BYU are required to follow an honor code , which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol. Many students (88 percent of men, 39 percent of women) either delay enrollment or take a hiatus from their studies to serve as Mormon missionaries
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Honorary Doctorate
An HONORARY DEGREE, in Latin
Latin
a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation , residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations . The degree is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master\'s degree , and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate
Doctorate
in Business Administration (Hon. Causa). The degree is often conferred as a way of honouring a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field or to society in general. It is sometimes recommended that such degrees be listed in one's CV as an award, and not in the education section
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East Germany
EAST GERMANY, officially the GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (GDR; German : Deutsche Demokratische Republik pronounced , DDR), was a socialist state in central -western Europe
Europe
, during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany
Germany
that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II
World War II
—the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement , bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line . The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin , but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR. The German Democratic Republic
German Democratic Republic
was established in the Soviet Zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones
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West Germany
50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972 Coordinates : 50°44′02″N 7°05′59″E / 50.73389°N 7.09972°E / 50.73389; 7.09972 LANGUAGES German GOVERNMENT Federal parliamentary constitutional republic PRESIDENT • 1949–1959 Theodor Heuss • 1959–1969 Heinrich Lübke • 1969–1974 Gustav Heinemann
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Cologne
COLOGNE (English: /kəˈloʊn/ ; German : Köln, pronounced ( listen ), Ripuarian : Kölle ( listen )) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and the fourth most populated city in Germany
Germany
(after Berlin
Berlin
, Hamburg
Hamburg
, and Munich
Munich
). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region which is Germany\'s largest and one of Europe\'s major metropolitan areas . Cologne
Cologne
is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn
Bonn

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Institut Pour L'Etude Des Methodes De Direction De L'Entreprise
IMD is an executive business education school located in Lausanne
Lausanne
, Switzerland
Switzerland
. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, it was ranked first in open programs worldwide by the Financial Times
Financial Times
. The FT also places IMD at second in Custom Programs, with the school jumping up two places from fourth in 2016. IMD remained in second place in the combined custom and open program rankings, maintaining its spot from last year
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Frankfurt Am Main
FRANKFURT, officially FRANKFURT AM MAIN (German pronunciation: ( listen )) is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany , with a 2015 population of 732,688 within its administrative boundaries, and 2.3 million in its urban area . The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region , which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany\'s second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr . Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013 , the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) to the east of Frankfurt's CBD , the Bankenviertel . Frankfurt is culturally and ethnically diverse, with around half of the population, and a majority of young people, having a migration background . A quarter of the population are foreign nationals, including many expatriates
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Mannheim
MANNHEIM (German pronunciation: listen (help ·info ), Palatine German : Monnem or Mannem) is a city in the southwestern part of Germany
Germany
, the third-largest in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart
Stuttgart
and Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
with a 2015 population of approximately 305,000 inhabitants. The city is at the centre of the larger densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region which has a population of 2,400,000 and is Germany\'s eighth-largest metropolitan region . Mannheim
Mannheim
is located at the confluence of the Rhine
Rhine
and the Neckar in the northwestern corner of Baden-Württemberg
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John A. Widtsoe
JOHN ANDREAS WIDTSOE (/ˈwɪtsoʊ/ ; 31 January 1872 – 29 November 1952) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1921 until his death. Widtsoe was also a noted author, scientist, and academic. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Academic career * 4 Federal government work * 5 Service in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles * 5.1 Missions to Europe
Europe
* 6 Marriage and writings * 7 Hymns * 8 Death * 9 Published works * 10 References * 11 External links EARLY LIFEWidtsoe was born on the island of Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag
Sør-Trøndelag
, Norway . At birth his hand was attached to the side of his head, but had an operation to correct this problem. When Widtsoe was two, his family moved to the Norwegian mainland city of Namsos
Namsos
. His father, also named John, died in February 1878
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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