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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 seventh most senior apostle in the ranks of the church. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Aviator * 3 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 )
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Bundeswehr
The BUNDESWEHR (German: (_ listen ), Federal Defence_) is the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of 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_ is divided into a military part (armed forces or _Streitkräfte_) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (_Wehrverwaltung_)
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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 , 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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Lufthansa
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG (FWB : LHA) (German pronunciation: ), commonly known as LUFTHANSA (sometimes also as _ 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 is one of the five founding members of 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
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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 , 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 is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area , the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people and is the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa . 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 between 1877 and 1957
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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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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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Zwickau
ZWICKAU (German pronunciation: ; Sorbian (hist.): Šwikawa, Czech Cvikov, is a town in Saxony
Saxony
, Germany, it is the capital of the district of Zwickau
Zwickau
. Zwickau
Zwickau
is situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge
Erzgebirge
mountains and is within the Saxon triangle , an area including Leipzig
Leipzig
-Halle , Dresden
Dresden
and Chemnitz
Chemnitz
. The town has approximately 100,000 inhabitants, but has a regional catchment area of over 480,000 people. From 1834 until 1952 Zwickau
Zwickau
was the seat of the government of the south-western region of Saxony
Saxony
. Zwickau, known as the city of automobiles, is the centre of the Saxon automotive industry, with a tradition over one hundred years old
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East Germany
EAST GERMANY, formally the GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (GDR; German : _Deutsche Demokratische Republik_ pronounced , _DDR_), was a socialist state in central -western Europe , during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of 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 was established in the Soviet Zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany, which lies culturally in Central Germany , was a satellite state of the Soviet Union
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West Germany
WEST GERMANY is the common English name for the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY or FRG (German : _Bundesrepublik Deutschland or BRD _; French : _République fédérale d'Allemagne_ or _RFA_) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War era, NATO -aligned West Germany and Warsaw Pact -aligned East Germany were divided by the Inner German border . After 1961 West Berlin was physically separated from East Berlin as well as from East Germany by the Berlin Wall . This situation ended when East Germany was dissolved and split into five states, which then joined the ten states of the Federal Republic of Germany along with the reunified city-state of Berlin
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Cologne
COLOGNE (English: /kəˈloʊn/ ; German : _KöLN_, pronounced (_ listen ), Colognian : Kölle_ ( listen )) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-largest city in Germany (after Berlin , Hamburg , and Munich ). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, one of the major European metropolitan areas, and with more than ten million inhabitants, the largest in Germany. Cologne is about 45 km southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn . Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River, near Germany's borders with Belgium and the Netherlands . The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (_Kölner Dom_) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne
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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 : "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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Frankfurt Am Main
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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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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Prophet, Seer, And Revelator
PROPHET, SEER, AND REVELATOR is an ecclesiastical title used in the Latter Day Saint movement
Latter Day Saint movement
. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is the largest denomination of the movement, and it currently applies the terms to the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles . In the past, it has also been applied to the Presiding Patriarch
Presiding Patriarch
of the church and the Assistant