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United Nations University

The United Nations University is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. Headquartered in Shibuya, Japan, with diplomatic status as a U. N. institution, its mission is to help resolve global issues related to human development and welfare through collaborative research and education. In 1969, U. N. Secretary-General U Thant proposed "the establishment of a United Nations university international and devoted to the Charter objectives of peace and progress". Following three annual sessions discussing the matter, the United Nations General Assembly approved the founding of the United Nations University in December 1972. Tokyo was chosen as its main location due to the Japanese government's commitment of $100 million to the UNU endowment fund. Since 2010, UNU has been authorized by the UNGA to grant degrees, offering several master's and doctoral programs, it facilitates the U. N.'s engagement with academic policymakers around the world. The university is headed by a rector, who holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

To date, there have been six Rectors at UNU. The current Rector, since March 2013, is Dr. David M. Malone of Canada. List of Rectors of United Nations University: The Council of UNU is the governing board of the University and is composed of 12 members who are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations with the concurrence of the Director-General of UNESCO; the University was established in 1973 and formally began its activities in 1976 following the signature of the permanent headquarters agreement between the United Nations and Japan. The creation of the United Nations University was set in motion by Secretary-General U Thant in 1969. Over the years, several Institutes of UNU were created to help with the research initiatives of the United Nations. Most notably, in 2007, a vice-rectorate was established in Bonn, Germany, as a way of strengthening UNU's presence in Europe. In December 2009, the UN General Assembly amended the UNU Charter to make it possible for UNU to "grant and confer master's degrees and doctorates, diplomas and other academic distinctions under conditions laid down for that purpose in the statutes by the Council."In 2013, UNU-ISP announced its intention to seek accreditation from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, the Japanese accreditation agency for higher education institutions.

UNU-IAS was formally accredited in April 2015, making it the first international organization to be recognized by the NIAD-UE. In 2014 UNU-MERIT, in collaboration with Maastricht University, started to grant a double-degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development. In 2018, the programme was re-accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders and received the official EAPAA accreditation by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation; the university has several campuses spread over five continents. Its headquarters are located at the UNU Centre in Japan; the role of the UN University is to generate new knowledge, enhance individual and institutional capacities, disseminate its useful information to relevant audiences. Within the scope of these five thematic clusters, the UN University undertakes: Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research and targeted foresight and policy studies; as prescribed in the United Nations University Strategic Plan 2011–2014, the 26 major topics of focus of the UN University's academic work fall within five interdependent thematic clusters: Peace and Human Rights.

Global Health and Sustainable Livelihoods. Global Change and Sustainable Development. Science, Technology and Society. Collectively, these thematic clusters define the programme space within which the UN University undertakes its academic activities; some key perspectives pervade all aspects of the UN University's work. The academic wo

Champagne Galop

The Champagne Galop is a piece of orchestral music by the Danish composer Hans Christian Lumbye, written to celebrate the second anniversary of Copenhagen's Tivoli in 1845. Together with Lumbye's Telegraph Galop and Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop, it was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon as a masterpiece of Danish classical music; the Champagne Galop was composed for the second anniversary of Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens on 15 August 1845. As a result of torrential rain, Lumbye —, Tivoli's resident conductor — was only able to present it the following week on 22 August. Lumbye's grandson, the conductor Tippe Lumbye, had a story to tell about the piece's origin: "One evening, Lumbye was invited to a formal celebration at the British Embassy in Copenhagen but, passing his regular haunt on the way, he decided to spend the evening there in more familiar company; as he arrived back at the family home late in the evening, he was forced to explain how the embassy, which he had in fact never visited, had been wallowing in champagne and festivity.

To illustrate it all for his curious family, he sat down at the piano and improvised a piece that would be known as the world-famous Champagne Galop." In his memoirs Mit Theaterliv, Lumbye's friend, the ballet-master August Bournonville comments on the piece. "While I by no means would ascribe the whole of Lumbye's success to the Champagne Galop, let me dwell for a moment on the impatient ferment brewing up in the first part, the cork popping off and the glasses being filled in the second part, a toast to good health, the frothy nectar downed in the third part and a light-headed joy through the entire fourth part until a welcome "Da Capo" brings a new bottle to the table and all is swept up in a tumultuous bacchanale."The piece is a good example of the entertaining music Lumbye liked to compose. Known as the Strauss of the North, he was a master at integrating popular dance rhythms into the compositions he wrote for those who came to his Tivoli concerts with. With its fast beat and melodious inventions, the Champagne Galop is known throughout Denmark but it is still surprising that Lumbye was so quick to include the xylophone in his symphony orchestra.

It took quite a few years. In recent years, the piece has gained increasing popularity on the international scene and was, for example, included in the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert in 2010 and 2015. With an average duration of 2 minutes, 23 seconds, it has been included in over 20 albums since 1993; the piece has gained a lot of attention from the young people of Denmark because of the Monte Carlo, who uses the piece as a celebration fanfare when someone have won in their quiz. The film Champagnegaloppen, a musical, is based on Lumbye's music

Tommy Keene

Tommy Keene was an American singer-songwriter, best known for releasing critically acclaimed rock & roll/power pop songs in the 1980s. He has a longtime cult following among fans of the musical genre of power pop. Evanston, Illinois-born Keene was raised in Maryland, he graduated in 1976 from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, the alma mater of fellow musician Nils Lofgren, who went on to play and record with Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. Keene played drums in one version of Lofgren's early bands. Keene attended the University of Maryland, College Park. Keene first received critical acclaim with his pioneering pop band The Razz, who released several local independent singles, his 1984 EP Places That Are Gone became one of the year's top selling independent releases. The EP garnered a four-star review in Rolling Stone, was voted the No. 1 EP in the following year's Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll. Keene recorded and released numerous albums on such labels as Dolphin and Matador Records, he worked with producers T-Bone Burnett, Don Dixon, R. Walt Vincent.

He continued to record and tour and released an album with Robert Pollard, of Guided by Voices, as'The Keene Brothers.' Keene played guitar on the Goo Goo Dolls' hit song, "Broadway", on their 1998 album, Dizzy Up The Girl. In 2011, Keene released his ninth original studio album, Behind The Parade, with Second Motion Records; this was the fourth release working with Second Motion's founder Stephen Judge. Judge had released Keene's 2010 two disc retrospective Tommy Keene: You Hear Me and his previous release, Crashing The Ether. Keene's 2006 release Eleven Thirty Records was released while Judge was A&R Director and General Manager at Redeye Distribution. Keene died in his sleep on November 2017 at the age of 59 of cardiac arrest. Strange Alliance Songs from the Film U. S. No. 148 Based on Happy Times Ten Years After Isolation Party The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down Crashing the Ether In the Late Bright Behind the Parade Excitement at Your Feet Laugh in the Dark The Real Underground Driving into the Sun Showtunes Drowning—A Tommy Keene Miscellany Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective - 1983-2009 Showtunes II Places That Are Gone Back Again Run Now Sleeping on a Roller Coaster Official website Tommy Keene at AllMusic Tommy Keene discography at Discogs "It's Peachy for Keene: Musician's Musician Tommy Keene Releases a New CD of Irresistible Pop. and as a Bonus, He Comes Out" by Reighley, Kurt B.

- The Advocate, May 9, 2006 | Online Research Library: Questia

Munitoria Commando

Munitoria Commando was a light infantry regiment of the South African Army. It formed part of the South African Army Infantry Formation as well as the South African Territorial Reserve. Munitoria Commando was affiliated to Hercules Commando an industrial commando; the unit remained a company sized unit and was housed within the lines of Hercules Commando under command of Group 15. By 1983 the unit was given authority to become a fledged unit in its own right and it assumed the role of a reaction unit for the Northern Transvaal Command. By its HQ had moved to the old German School building in Skinner Street, Pretoria. Over the years several commando units and regiments, such as Hillcrest, Regiments Pretorius as well as 2 Regiment Noord-Transvaal were amalgamated with Regiment Schanskop. In December 2002, the name "Tshwane Regiment" was approved to be in line with the area where the Regiment is situated; the remaining commando units Commando units not amalgamated were disbanded after a decision by South African President Thabo Mbeki to disband all Commando Units.

The Commando system was phased out between 2003 and 2008 "because of the role it played in the apartheid era", according to the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula. South African Commando System

2007 in Mexico

This is a list of events that happened in 2007 in Mexico. President: Felipe Calderón The Tortilla Price Stabilization Pact is agreed on. January 2: Operation Baja California January 11: The government of the state of Coahuila approves a Civil Solidarity Pact that permits same sex civil unions statewide. Becoming the second local government to permit same-sex civil unions in Mexico. April 20–26: 2007 tornado outbreak sequence May 28: Miss Universe 2007 June 15: Miss Latin America 2007 September 20: 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures October: 2007 Tabasco flood October 6: Nuestra Belleza México 2007 October 21: Kab 101 May 29 – June 2: Tropical Storm Barbara August 13–27: Hurricane Dean Effects of Hurricane Dean in Mexico August 30 – September 6: Hurricane Henriette September 25–27: Hurricane Lorenzo October 15–23: Tropical Storm Kiko 2007 Mexican elections Primera División de México Clausura 2007 Primera División de México Apertura 2007 2007 North American SuperLiga 2007 InterLiga 2007 Recopa Sudamericana 2007 Copa Sudamericana Copa Pachuca 2006 2007 Rally México 2007 NASCAR Corona Series season 2007 Gran Premio Tecate Homenaje a Dos Leyendas 2007 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship 2007 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship 2007 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup World Chess Championship 2007 Mexico at the 2007 Pan American Games Mexican football transfers 2006–07 List of 2007 box office number-one films in Mexico January 12 – Fuera del cielo February 16 – Morirse en domingo March 2 – J-ok'el March 9 – Niñas mal March 13 – La última mirada March 30 – Cuando las cosas suceden May 18 – J.

C. Chávez January 2 – Sergio Jiménez, actor January 17 – Juan Reynoso Portillo January 20 – Alfredo Ripstein February 7 – Antonio Enríquez Savignac March 8 – Black Shadow March 12 – Antonio Ortiz Mena and politician, former president of the Inter-American Development Bank March 16 – Pablo Emilio Madero March 20 – Albert Baez May 4 – José Antonio Roca June 19 – Antonio Aguilar June 19 – Enrique Canales July 4 – José Roberto Espinosa August 7 – Ernesto Alonso, director, producer, pneumonia. October 2 – José Antonio Ríos Granados December 3 – Sergio Gómez, lead vocalist for K-Paz de la Sierra, murdered. 2007 Tabasco flood


Prihradzany is a village and municipality in Revúca District in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia. Before the First World War it belonged to Hungary for 1000 years, its name is Kisperlász in. It had been built in the 11th-12th century in the Árpád age, its diameter is 9 meters. Gervers-Molnár V.: A középkori Magyarország rotundái. Akadémiai, Budapest Information homepage of the village Prihradzany Prihradzany in Slovakia Map Prihradzany as site for pilgrimage Barna Gábor stufies in Journal Néprajzi Látóhatár. Erdélyi G.: Gömör vármegye klasszicista építészete