University of South Asia (Pakistan)
The University of South Asia or USA is a chartered university located in Lahore, Pakistan. It was established in 1988 as a training institution with the name of National College of Computer Sciences. More than 100,000 students underwent training programs in Computer Sciences, all undergraduate and graduate programs at the university are recognized by the Higher Education Commission and the government regulatory bodies in Pakistan. As a chartered university, all degrees awarded are internationally recognized, the university has three campuses, Cantt Campus Raiwind Campus Burki Campus The Vice Chancellor is Ex-Minister of Education Mian Imran Masood. The Sadiq Memorial Educational Society established a chain of National Colleges of Computer Science throughout the country to offer computer science programs, the Bachelor of Computer Science program was launched in 1992 and Intermediate with Computer Science was introduced in 1994. In 1995 MBA and MCS programs were launched, the institute was upgraded to the status of a university on May 29,2004, with the Chief Minister of the Punjab inaugurating the University of South Asia.
In order to education across Punjab, a chain of colleges Heritage International Colleges was launched. Business, Computer Sciences and Humanities are the disciplines that are promoted at these colleges, the Department of Architecture offers a five-year degree program Bachelor in Architecture Design. Students are given a number from PCATP on the completion of the degree. The Department of Biotechnology and Agro Sciences offers the program Bachelor in Biotechnology, the Department of Building and Architecture program combines architecture and technology. The Department of Civil Engineering offers a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering, the Department of Computer Sciences offers a bachelors and masters degree in computer science. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers an undergraduate and graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, students who meet the requirements of the degree are given a PEC Number by Pakistan Engineering Council. The Department of Health Sciences offers the degrees of Doctor of Nutrition Sciences, the Faculty of Management Sciences offers a Bachelor and Masters degree.
Media Studies The Department of Career Counseling and Placement Center offers students academic, the department offers seminars for students and outsiders seeking to develop their skill sets
United Space Alliance
United Space Alliance is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company, equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and, as of 2008 employed approximately 8,800 people in Texas, Alabama, USA and NASA signed the Space Flight Operations Contract in September 1996 to become the single prime contractor that NASA was seeking. USA supported the contract for 10 years through September 2006 and this led to USA and NASA agreeing on October 22006 to the Space Program Operations Contract. Until 2011, USAs major business was the operation and processing of NASAs Space Shuttle fleet and International Space Station at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and this work was defined by the Space Program Operations Contract between NASA and USA. The contract runs from October 1,2006 through September 30,2010, the contract includes five one-year options that could extend the contract through Fiscal Year 2015.
It is a cost reimbursement contract, with provisions for award, also, USA has signed a subcontract with Alliant Techsystems for support of the Ares I launch vehicle. In November 2010, United Space Alliance was selected by NASA for consideration for potential contract awards for heavy lift launch vehicle system concepts, as of September 30,2014, USA no longer holds active contracts, and will not pursue future contracts. However, USA will continue to operate in a business capacity to manage government contract close-out requirements. Close-out of government contracts historically takes 5–7 years, top 100 US Federal Contractors United Launch Alliance United Space Alliance LLC
Union of South Africa
The Union of South Africa is the historic predecessor to the present-day Republic of South Africa. It came into being on 31 May 1910 with the unification of four previously separate British colonies, Cape Colony, Natal Colony, Transvaal Colony and it included the territories formerly part of the Boer republics annexed in 1902, South African Republic and Orange Free State. The Union of South Africa was a dominion of the British Empire and it was governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with the Crown represented by a governor-general. The Union came to an end when the 1961 constitution was enacted, on 31 May 1961 the country became a republic and left the Commonwealth, under the new name Republic of South Africa. Unlike Canada and Australia, the Union of South Africa was a state, rather than a federation. A bicameral parliament was created, consisting of a House of Assembly and Senate, during the course of the Union the franchise changed on several occasions always to suit the needs of the government of the day.
Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg were given financial compensation, the Union initially remained under the British Crown as a self-governing dominion of the British Empire. With the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, the Union and other dominions became equal in status to the United Kingdom, the Monarch was represented in South Africa by a Governor-General, while effective power was exercised by the Executive Council, headed by the Prime Minister. Louis Botha, formerly a Boer general, was appointed first Prime Minister of the Union, heading a coalition representing the white Afrikaner, prosecutions before courts were instituted in the name of the Crown and government officials served in the name of the Crown. Some extremist Nationalist organisations, like the Ossewa Brandwag, openly supported Nazi Germany during the Second World War, the Afrikaner-dominated Government consequently withdrew South Africa from the Commonwealth. Natal, which had an English-speaking majority, voted against, following the referendum result, some whites in Natal even called for secession from the Union.
Five years earlier, some 33,000 Natalians had signed the Natal Covenant in opposition to the plans for a republic, subsequently the National Party Government passed a Constitution that repealed the South Africa Act. The features of the Union were carried over with little change to the newly formed Republic. The decision to transform from a Union to Republic was narrowly decided in the referendum, the South Africa Act dealt with race in two specific provisions. Second it made native affairs a matter for the national government, the practice therefore was to establish a Minister of Native Affairs. Several previous unsuccessful attempts to unite the colonies were made, with proposed political models ranging from unitary, Sir George Grey, the Governor of Cape Colony from 1854 to 1861, decided that unifying the states of southern Africa would be mutually beneficial. He believed that a united South African Federation, under British control and his idea was greeted with cautious optimism in southern Africa, the Orange Free State agreed to the idea in principle and the Transvaal may eventually have agreed.
However, he was overruled by the British Colonial Office which ordered him to desist from his plans and his refusal to abandon the idea eventually led to him being recalled
Trilogy is a series of three novels by American writer John Dos Passos, comprising the novels The 42nd Parallel,1919, and The Big Money. The three books were first published together in a volume titled U. S. A. by Harcourt Brace in January 1938. Houghton Mifflin issued two boxed three-volume sets in 1946 with color endpapers and illustrations by Reginald Marsh, the first illustrated edition was limited to 365 copies,350 signed by both Dos Passos and Marsh, in a deluxe binding with leather labels and beveled boards. The binding for the larger 1946 trade issue was tan buckram with red spine lettering and this illustrated edition was reprinted in various bindings until the Library of America edition appeared in 1996,100 years after Dos Passos birth. The trilogy covers the development of American society during the first three decades of the 20th century. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked U. S. A, 23rd on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In the fictional narrative sections, the U. S. A.
trilogy relates the lives of characters as they struggle to find a place in American society during the early part of the 20th century. Each character is presented to the reader from their childhood on, while their lives are separate, characters occasionally meet. Some minor characters whose point of view is never given crop up in the background, the Camera Eye sections are written in stream of consciousness and are an autobiographical Künstlerroman of Dos Passos, tracing the authors development from a child to a politically committed writer. Camera Eye 50 arguably contains the most famous line of the trilogy, Newsreel 66, preceding Camera Eye 50, announcing the Sacco and Vanzetti verdict, contains the lyrics of The Internationale. The biographies are accounts of historical figures, the most often anthologized of these biographies is The Body of an American, which tells the story of an unknown soldier who was killed in World War I which concludes Nineteen Nineteen. The separation between these modes is rather a stylistic than a thematic one.
Coherent quotes from newspaper articles are often woven into the biographies as well, the fragmented narrative style of the trilogy influenced the work of British science-fiction novelist John Brunner. It influenced Jean-Paul Sartres trilogy The Roads to Freedom and those characters who pursue the big money without scruple succeed, but are dehumanized by success. Others are destroyed, crushed by capitalism, and ground underfoot, Dos Passos does not show much sympathy for upwardly mobile characters who succeed, but is always sympathetic to the down and out victims of capitalist society. He explores the difficulty faced by winners and losers alike when trying to make a living for themselves as well as wanting to settle down in some means. The novel has been adapted a number of times, for such as radio. Paul Shyre created a dramatic revue, working together with Dos Passos, howard Sackler adapted it for a well-received 1968 audio production with Caedmon Books
United States of Africa
The United States of Africa is a proposed concept for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the African continent. The concept takes its origin from Marcus Garveys 1924 poem, Hail, a number of senior AU members support the proposed federation, believing that it could bring peace to a new Africa. Alpha Oumar Konaré, former President of Mali and former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, spoke in favor of the concept at the commemoration of Africa Day, on May 25,2006. During the late 19th and early 20th century the majority of African land was controlled by various European empires, the term United States of Africa was mentioned first by Marcus Garvey in his poem Hail, United States of Africa in 1924. Garveys ideas deeply influenced the birth of the Pan-Africanist movement which culminated in 1945 with the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, United Kingdom, du Bois, Patrice Lumumba, George Padmore, Jomo Kenyatta, Dudley Thompson, and Kwame Nkrumah. Later and Haile Selassie took the idea forward to form the 37 nation Organisation of African Unity, the BBC reported that Gaddafi had proposed a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent.
Other African leaders stated they would study the implications. The focus for developing the United States of Africa so far has been on building subdivisions of Africa - the proposed East African Federation can be seen as an example of this. Former President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, had indicated that the United States of Africa could exist from as early as 2017, the African Union, by contrast, has set itself the task of building a united and integrated Africa by 2025. Gaddafi received criticism for his involvement in the movement, Gaddafi was ultimately killed during the Battle of Sirte in October 2011. While some regard the project to have died with him, Robert Mugabe has expressed interest in reviving the project, African integration generally has had a higher level of support among poorer, less developed, and smaller African countries versus richer, more developed, and larger African countries. The nations of Eritrea, Ghana and Zimbabwe, have supported an African federation, others such as South Africa and Nigeria have been more skeptic, feeling that the continent is not ready for integration.
Support appears to be proportional to a nations power and influence. Doubts have been raised whether the goal of a unified Africa can ever be achieved while ongoing problems of conflict. Cape Verde was formerly in favour of an African federation, however as of 2014 and it is now focusing on European integration, as all other countries in the Macaronesian region are in the EU. Furthermore, the majority of the people of Cape Verde do not consider themselves African, and have many cultural and genetic links to Portugal, in addition, Cape Verde was part of Portugal for 515 years. Over 70% of people in Cape Verde are mixed, in addition, the vast majority of economic investment and tourism comes from Europe. The people of Cape Verde speak Portuguese, a European language, the leaders of Cape Verde have proposed withdrawing from ECOWAS, a West African integration organization
The United States of America (band)
The United States of America was an American experimental rock band whose works, recorded in late 1967, are an early example of the use of electronic devices in rock music. Their sound blended a range of genres, including avant-garde, psychedelic. Unusually, the band had no player, they used strings and electronics, including primitive synthesizers. According to critic Kevin Holm-Hudson, what distinguishes the United States of America from some of its contemporaries, is the seriousness and skill with which they incorporated avant-garde and other influences into their music. Composer Joseph Byrd, and lyricist and singer Dorothy Moskowitz, first met in New York City in early 1963 when Byrd was working on a recording of Civil War period music for Time-Life. Later in 1963, Byrd and Moskowitz moved together to Los Angeles, according to Moskowitz, Joe brought with him a New York avant-garde cachet. Exciting musicians and visual artists sought collaboration with him, the talent pool for what eventually became the USA was sourced from this group.
Byrd co-founded the New Music Workshop in Los Angeles with jazz trumpeter Don Ellis, Moskowitz helped stage Byrds performances, and performed in some of them. Both Byrd and Moskowitz contributed to an album of Indian raga music by Gayathri Rajapur and Harihar Rao, recorded in 1965 and released by Folkways Records in 1968. Byrd said that the realization that rock was an access to a larger public came out of concert. He left UCLA, but continued to stage performance art events, after their personal relationship broke down in 1966, Moskowitz returned to New York, but she and Byrd stayed in contact. Audition recordings by this version of the band, from September 1967, are included on some CD reissues, Agnello left the project on a point of principle when a commercial recording contract with Columbia Records was being considered, and Brotman left. Later, for some of their recordings and performances, they added Marrons friend, among other effects, Marron used an octave divider on his electric violin, and Woodson attached contact microphones to his drum set and hung slinkies from his cymbals for a musique concrète effect.
As the groups founder and leader, Byrd stated that his aims for the band. It was like hanging the flag upside down and we had played Cage and Stockhausen and Indian music, and I thought we could simply bring all that to rock. But we knew almost nothing about the roots of rock and roll and we all improvised, of course, but in a contemporary music style. In retrospect, creating a band with no rock musicians was a bad decision on my part. Still, since I considered myself the most eclectic composer on the planet, the demo recorded by the band secured the interest of Clive Davis at Columbia
United Supermarkets Arena
United Supermarkets Arena is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The 15, 098-seat arena opened in 1999 and is home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball, Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball, the City of Lubbock proposed replacing the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum with a new arena named after Buddy Holly. The proposed Buddy Holly Arena was to be located next to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in Downtown Lubbock, a public referendum for a tax increase to build the arena failed to pass by as few as 600 votes. Texas Tech decided to move construction to an on campus facility with private donations on the universitys campus, the arena was financed from a $500 million fundraising endeavor undertaken by John T. Montford, the first chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. Ground breaking began on March 26,1997, the arena opened on October 1,1999, at a cost of $62.775 million. The arena features a Spanish Renaissance exterior facade, matching architectural style of the rest of the Texas Tech University campus, Architects for the project included Joe D.
Mckay AIA Architects, and Rosser International. Hill International was the manager, and the general contractor was Centex Construction Co. Standing at the southeast entrance of the arena is the 8-story Victory Tower, at 96 feet, Victory Tower is the 16th tallest structure in Lubbock. Lubbock-based supermarket chain United Supermarkets purchased the rights to the facility under a 20-year. Until 2014, the arena was known as United Spirit Arena, following a 10-year, $9.45 million naming rights extension, the arena was renamed United Supermarkets Arena. Funds from the 10-year naming rights extension will go towards facility renovations, the first basketball game was played in the arena on November 19,1999. On January 1,2007, a 70–68 defeat of the New Mexico Lobos by the Texas Tech Red Raiders marked the 880th total win for Bob Knight, a Big 12 Conference record for student attendance was set February 25,2014 against Kansas State. In the summer of 2002, Britney Spears brought her Dream Within a Dream Tour to the arena, after the second song, Crazy, a power outage occurred and the rest of the concert had to be canceled.
Spears, along with her manager, came onstage to explain the situation to the sold out crowd. Due to Spears being overbooked for the tour, there was no time to reschedule the concert. United Supermarkets Arena hosted WWE Raw in May 2006, in 2008, Champions on Ice made its United Supermarkets Arena debut, having moved over from City Bank Coliseum. At the same time, Cirque du Soleil made its first Lubbock-area appearance, on October 14,2011, Taylor Swift made her first ever appearance at the United Supermarkets Arena with her Speak Now World Tour. Tickets for the show were out within twenty minutes after going on sale
University of South Alabama
The University of South Alabama, officially nicknamed South is a public, national research university in Mobile, United States. It was created by the Alabama Legislature in May,1963, USA is the only major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast. Currently, USA is divided into ten colleges and schools and includes one of Alabamas two state-supported medical schools, as of the Fall semester of 2016, South Alabama has an enrollment of 16,699 students. To date, the University has awarded over 80,000 degrees, as of 2014 the university maintains a 14% graduation rate for four year courses, and was named the 8th most dangerous college in the country by Business Insider. USA has an annual payroll of $404 million, with over 5,500 employees, the University South Alabama has an annual economic impact of US$2 billion. In addition, the university owned hospitals treat over 250,000 patients annually, the university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in ten colleges and schools.
Several programs offer masters degrees in addition to undergraduate degrees. The psychology doctoral program was initiated in 2009 and offers a Combined degree, USA offers classes in nearby Baldwin County at its Fairhope campus, and recently opened its new Gulf Coast Campus in Gulf Shores. In all, undergraduate students at South Alabama can choose more than 50 bachelor’s degree. As of 2011, USA ranks as the 22nd best public university in the southern United States and it has an acceptance rate of 86. 5%. The student-faculty ratio at USA is 22,1, and the school has 41.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, USA students are 57% female and 43% male. In 2014, the university had a rate of 36%. The Board appoints a president of the University, since the founding of the University, there have been three presidents, Frederick Palmer Whiddon and V. Gordon Moulton. John W. Smith, the current executive vice president, served as a president until the arrival of Tony G. Waldrop in 2014. The Jaguars participate in 17 NCAA sanctioned sports, and are founding members of the Sun Belt Conference, mens sports include Football, Baseball, Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, and Outdoor Track and Field.
Womens sports include Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, all sports participate in the Sun Belt Conference, a Division I/FBS conference. The school is referred to as simply South, USA, or the Jags. The university announced the creation of a NCAA sanctioned football team on December 6,2007, the schools first ever game was played on September 5,2009 in front of 26, 000+ fans