The United Nations Foundation was launched in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from Ted Turner to support the United Nations' causes. The creation of the Foundation was intended to encourage other donors to support the UN in its activities; the main issue areas that the Foundation addresses are child health, climate change and energy, sustainable development, women and population, supporting the United Nations. Some of the biggest global campaigns that the UN Foundation has been involved in include Nothing But Nets, the Measles & Rubella Initiative, the Clean Cooking Alliance, Girl Up, Shot@Life, the Digital Impact Alliance, the Better World Campaign, among others. United Nations Foundation's original purpose was to build support for United Nations causes and to make sure that the United States honors its commitments to the United Nations. Since its beginning, the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Campaign have provided grants in order to support the UN goals worldwide; the United Nations Foundation serves as the largest source of private funding to the United Nations.
In conjunction with the UN, they established the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships to serve as the UN counterpart to the Foundation. The United Nations Foundation has collected more than $1.2 billion from other sources, including from other foundations, corporations, NGOs, individuals. The Foundation works with UN partners in order to provide policy recommendations and project proposals; the Foundation and its sister organization, The Better World Campaign, have helped raise awareness of and support for the UN among global policy makers and the public. The UN Foundation's current budgetary breakdown is $115.7 million going to program services, $7.3 million to fundraising, $11.8 million going to management and overhead. Ted Turner, who in 1996 was worth $3.2 billion due to his shares in Time Warner, decided to make a $1 billion contribution to the UN because he had donated to similar causes, felt about the issues the UN were participating in. Before donating to the UN, Turner was a proponent for the protection of the environment in combating global warming.
Turner believed that his $100 million per year donation over the course of 10 years would make a difference in the direction of the United Nations, that he could use this donation to encourage other wealthy members of society to make financial contributions to the work of the UN. By giving away nearly a third of his wealth while still living, Ted Turner was a major influence in the Giving Pledge movement; the UN Foundation is led by chief executive officer Kathy Calvin. She served as the President of AOL Time Warner prior to becoming the CEO of the UN Foundation. Timothy E. Wirth, a former United States Congressman, U. S. Senator, the first Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs in U. S. President Bill Clinton's administration served as the Foundation's President from 1998 to 2013. Ted Turner serves as the chairman of the board. Aaron Sherinian is the current chief communications spokesman of the UN Foundation. Other notable board members include Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Chairman Emeritus Infosys N. R. Narayana Murthy, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former US Ambassador to the UN and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Muhammad Yunus among others.
When the UN Foundation started, it desired to assist the UN with a wide variety of issues, bring attention to particular modern problems. The Foundation wished to help Secretary-General Kofi Annan with the problem of reforming the UN, they desired to bolster UN programs that were viewed as successful, including children's health, population control, environment issues, land-mines. One of their priorities was to work with the private sector to raise more money for the UN, they had the intention of raising awareness of the UN and its programs amongst the American population. They have had a close relationship with the UN and its leadership from the beginning in order to set goals and provide funding for particular programs. One of the global issues that the UN Foundation focuses on is children's health, they work with private sector partners and UN agencies in order to address a variety of children's health issues. One of their biggest campaigns is working to reduce the number of deaths from measles.
The Measles & Rubella Initiative, as it called, is a partnership between the UN Foundation, the American Red Cross, UNICEF, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization in order to provide measles vaccinations to children across the African continent. During the first year of this campaign, vaccines were distributed across 8 African countries, which vaccinated over 21 million children; this campaign not only focuses on vaccinating children, but putting into place health infrastructure, promoting better access to health-care across the continent. In ten years, the Measles Initiative has protected more than 1 billion children from measles; the UN Foundation runs the Nothing But Nets Campaign, targeted at reducing malaria across the African continent. This campaign started when Sports Illustrated writer Patrick Reilley published an article asking his readers to donate money to a campaign to buy mosquito nets for those in Africa suffering from malaria. With support from the UN Foundation, Reilley's project got off the ground, has to-date provided over 7 million nets across Africa.
Big Daddy Weave is a contemporary Christian band composed of Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Joe Shirk, Jeremy Redmon, Brian Beihl. They are signed to Fervent Records; the band members met in college. Mike Weaver had been serving as worship leader of a Pensacola, Florida church and attending a community college in the area, he came to the university at the urging of his pastor, studied voice. In 2006 and 2007, Big Daddy Weave toured with Mark Schultz on his "Broken and Beautiful" Tour. In 2009, they headlined the ``. On June 25, 2019, band frontman Mike Weaver announced that he would be releasing his autobiographical book, I Am Redeemed, on September 3, 2019. Current Mike Weaver – lead vocals, guitar Jay Weaver – bass guitar, vocals Joe Shirk – keyboards, backing vocals Jeremy Redmon – guitar, backing vocals Brian Beihl – drums Former Jeff Jones – drums "Every Time I Breathe" "What Life Would be Like" "Redeemed" "Overwhelmed" "My Story" "Jesus I Believe" "Alive" WOW Worship Yellow - "Audience of One" Absolute Smash Hits - "In Christ" WOW Worship Red - "Word of God Speak" WOW Hits 2006 - "You're Worthy of My Praise" WOW Christmas: Green - "Go Tell It on the Mountain" WOW Hits 2007 - "Without You" WOW Worship Aqua - "Let It Rise" WOW Hits 2008 - "Every Time I Breathe" The Nativity Story: Sacred Songs - "The Virgin's Lullaby" WOW Hits 2010 - "What Life Would Be Like" WOW Hits 2011 - "You Found Me" WOW Hits 2013 - "Love Come to Life" WOW Hits 2014 - "Redeemed" WOW Hits 2015 - "The Only Name" WOW Hits 2016 - "Overwhelmed" WOW Hits 2017 - "My Story" WOW Hits 2018 - "The Lion and the Lamb" WOW Hits 2019 - "Jesus I Believe" Received the Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year in 2010 Honored two years in a row at ASCAP's 2003 and 2004 Christian Music Awards 2003 Nomination for Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year Received the K-Love Fan Award for "Song of the Year" for Redeemed in 2013 2016 Dove Award Nomination for "Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year" for My Story Received the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award in 2016.
Received the K-Love Fan Award for "Worship Song of the Year" for Lion and the Lamb in 2017 2018 K-Love Fan Award Nomination for "Group or Duo of the Year" 2018 K-Love Fan Award Nomination for "Worship Song of the Year" for Jesus I Believe "Audience of One" one of the top 25 most performed ASCAP songs of 2003 Featured on Dove Hits 2003 Featured on WOW Worship Yellow "In Christ" appeared on R&R's AC chart for 24 weeks, peaking at No. 2, becoming the highest charting AC single for a new artist in 2002 "In Christ" one of the top 25 most performed ASCAP songs of 2002 Debut project, "One And Only", debuted in SoundScan's Christian Top 5, the highest debut for a new artist in 2002 "One And Only" remained in the SoundScan's Christian Top20 for six consecutive weeks Performed the song "Redeemed" on the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Official website
Horizon was a magazine published in the United States from 1958 to 1989. Published by American Heritage as a bi-monthly hardback, Horizon was subtitled A Magazine of the Arts. In 1978, Boone Inc. bought the magazine. Publication ceased in March 1989. American Heritage announced its intention to digitize essays from past issues; the history magazine and book publisher American Heritage began Horizon: A Magazine of the Arts as a hardback bi-monthly in September 1958. The editor was Joseph J. Jr. with James Parton as publisher. Contributors in the early years included: While Horizon remained bi-monthly up to July 1962, volume IV, there was an anomalous volume V that had eight issues. After November 1963, there were only four issues a year, the magazine changed its issue dates to the current season rather than a month; this is shown in Linda Prestwidge's master table of contents for hard cover Horizon issues in the reference link below. From Winter 1964, volume VI, to January 1977, volume XIX, Horizon produced four issues a year which are still prized by collectors and traded on the Internet.
The May 1977 issue contained an insert from the publisher, Rhett Austell, informing the subscribers that Horizon would become a monthly magazine in soft cover. The reason was plainly financial. Horizon was not able to attract enough subscribers to maintain the luxury magazine devoted to the arts and history, envisioned by Thorndike and Parton. Austell referred in this insert to "a time of inflationary prices" and announced that Otto Fuerbringer, a former editor at Time magazine, had been hired as editor of Horizon. There was an editorial in this issue describing the changes in the quality of the printing and content imposed by the shorter time between issues; the July 1977 issue, volume XIX, number 4, had another insert from the publisher confirming that this would be the last hard-cover issue. The response from the subscribers to the lower quality of printing and binding and a new emphasis on current events was overwhelmingly negative, resulting in the sale of Horizon to Boone, Inc. a year later.
American Heritage published books under the Horizon name, such as 1961's Horizon Book of the Renaissance, edited by Richard M. Ketchum and written by Plumb, with contributors including Trevor Roper, Kenneth Clark, Iris Origo and Jacob Bronowski.. In December 1978, publication of Horizon moved from New York City, New York, to Tuscaloosa and the magazine changed to a softcover format, published monthly; the new owner was Boone Inc. with publisher Gray D. Boone. Contributors included Alan Rich, Lanford Wilson, Ray Bradbury and Brendan Gill. Publication ceased eleven years with volume 32, number 2, March/April 1989. Horizon magazine website Horizon Website containing extracts from articles in the magazine. Horizon table of contents 1959–1977
Warwick Avenue is a residential avenue in the Little Venice area of Maida Vale, London W9. Its southern end is situated adjacent to the north of Paddington station. At the junction of Warwick Avenue with Warrington Crescent and Clifton Gardens is the Anglican Church of St Saviour, consecrated 1856 but rebuilt in modern style in 1973–76. Warwick Avenue tube station, a London Underground station on the Bakerloo line, is located here; the street is named after Jane Warwick of Warwick Hall, whose father-in-law was John Morehead, who in turn was the son-in-law of Robert Thistlethwaite, who leased the land."Warwick Avenue", a 2008 single from the album Rockferry by Duffy, took its name from the location. Warwick Avenue at Hidden London
The Lord Mayor of Brisbane is the chief executive of the City of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, the head of the Brisbane City Council. The current Lord Mayor is Adrian Schrinner of the Liberal National Party, sworn in on 8 April 2019, following the resignation of Graham Quirk; the Lord Mayor serves a four-year term running concurrently with that of the City Council, is elected by optional preferential voting. As Brisbane is by far the largest local government area in Australia, the Lord Mayor is elected by the largest single-member electorate in the Commonwealth. Like all mayors in Queensland, the Lord Mayor has broad executive powers and additional civic and ceremonial duties; the Lord Mayor is responsible for policy development, implementing policies enacted by the council and controlling the business of council, preparing the budget and directing the chief executive and senior managers. He or she chairs the council's Civic Cabinet and is an ex officio member of all council committees.
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Pieter Both was the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Not much is known of his early years. In 1599, Both was an admiral in the New, or Brabant Company. In that year, he traveled to the East Indies with four ships; when the newly founded Dutch East India Company set up a government for the Dutch East Indies, Pieter Both was invited to become the Governor-General. He held that position from 19 December 1610 to 6 November 1614. During that period he concluded contracts with the Moluccans, conquered Timor, drove the Spaniards out of Tidore. After he relinquished his position as Governor-General to Gerard Reynst, he left for the Netherlands with four ships. Two of the ships were shipwrecked in Mauritius at Flic-en-Flac, Pieter Both drowned; the second highest mountain of Mauritius is named Pieter Both after him. Media related to Pieter Both at Wikimedia Commons A short biography in Dutch, a picture