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University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigeria referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system, it is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 102 academic departments; the University offers 211 postgraduate programmes. The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010. A law to establish a University in the Eastern Region of Nigeria was passed on 18 May 1955. While that date marks the formal beginning of the history of the University of Nigeria, the enactment of this legislation by several Nigerian leaders, inspired by the Premier of the Eastern Region, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

One of the first steps taken by the Eastern Nigeria Government towards the implementation of its commitment was an invitation to both the United States of America and the United Kingdom to send advisers to help in the planning of physical and educational aspects of the proposed university. Under the joint auspices of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education and Overseas and the International Co-operation Administration, J. W. Cook, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Dr John A. Hannah, President of Michigan State University and Dr Glen L. Taggart, Dean of International Programs at the same university, came to Nigeria in 1958; the team surveyed the site at Nsukka, extensively investigated a great variety of factors pertinent to the establishment of a new university. The results of their efforts were contained in a white paper issued by the Eastern Nigeria Government on 30 November 1958, they had recommended "that the development of the University of Nigeria based upon the concept of service to problems and needs of Nigeria, is a desirable project and one that should receive support from any source which could help to make it a sound endeavor".

They further recommended that a provisional council be established to "draw upon the technical and consultative resources available throughout the world for help in planning the institution". The provisional council, authorised by the Eastern Nigeria Legislature, was appointed by the Governor in Council in April 1959, given necessary financial and administrative powers to build a sound university, it reflected the spirit of international co-operation. It consisted of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chairman, Dr. T. Olawale Elias and Dr. Okechukwu Ikejiani from the Federation of Nigeria, J. S. Fulton from the United Kingdom, Dr. Marguerite Cartwright and Dr. Eldon Lee Johnson from the United States of America; the University was formally opened on 7 October 1960, as the climax to the Nigerian independence celebrations in the Eastern Region. Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra of Kent, representing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Nigerian independence celebrations, performed the opening ceremonies and laid the foundation stone of one of the University's early buildings.

Classes began on 17 October 1960 with an enrollment of 220 students and 13 members of the academic staff. The opening convocation addresses were delivered by the Chairman of the Provisional Council, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of the Federation of Nigeria, by Dr John A. Hannah, President of Michigan State University, USA; the university was autonomous, with the power to grant its own degrees. Technically speaking, therefore, it became the first fully-fledged university in Nigeria, since Ibadan was still at that time a university college granting London degrees, it became the first university established by a Nigerian Regional Government. The University College Ibadan, the oldest degree awarding institution, cut its umbilical cord with London in January 1963, becoming the University of Ibadan. In July 1967, it turned out the first graduates holding Ibadan degrees, by which time Nsukka had produced two crops of graduates and taken all the publicity for turning out the first graduates of an autonomous Nigerian university.

The University has four campuses – Nsukka, Ituku-Ozalla and Aba. The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about eighty kilometres north of Enugu, enjoys a pleasant and healthy climate. Additionally 209 hectares of arable land are available for an experimental agricultural farm and 207 hectares for staff housing development. There is regular road transport between Nsukka and Enugu, Nsukka is quite accessible from all parts of Nigeria. There are a large market in Nsukka town; the Nsukka campus houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Veterinary Medicine. The former Nigerian College of Arts and Technology, was incorporated into the University in 1961, its buildings now form the Enugu Campus of the University located in the heart of Enugu, the administrative capital of Enugu State of Nigeria. Enugu is a modern city, accessible by air and road; the Faculties of Business Administration, Environmental Studies and Medical Sciences are located at the Enugu Campus

E.G. Time

E. G. Time is the third studio album by Japanese collective unit E-girls, released digitally on December 24, 2014, physically on January 1, 2015 by Rhythm Zone and Avex Music Creative Inc; the record was produced by Exile Hiro's, created by a variety of producers and songwriters outside and from Japan, namely Clarabell, Yasutaka Nakata, Fast Lane, T. Kura, amongst others, it was distributed in 10 different formats, with various artwork sleeves and musical and visual material. E. G. Time serves as the final record for numerous vocalists and performers in the band. Musically, E. G. Time was a departure to the group's typical J-pop sound, incorporated elements of electronic dance music. Additionally, a large portion of ballad-esque numbers were omitted from the album, recognized as their first effort to do so by music critics; the lyrical content delves into a number of themes, such as having fun, moving forward and embracing the future and friendships. Upon its release, E. G. Time received positive reviews from critics, who commended the group's shift in sound and stronger performances.

Commercially, E. G. Time experienced success in Japan, reaching atop of the Oricon Albums Chart and Hot Albums Chart, the latter published by Billboard, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of 250,000 units, while Oricon labels it as their best-selling studio release. In order to promote the album, four songs were released as singles. G. Anthem: We Are Venus", "Odoru Ponpokorin", "Highschool Love" and "Mr. Snowman". Furthermore, the group conducted their Colorful World Tour in 2015, performing in various arenas in Japan. After a series of line-up changes in 2014—which saw the departure of vocalist Mayu Sugieda and Kyoka Takeda—E-girls announced the work of a new studio, intended to be released in early 2015; the band released a string of singles between July–November that same year, which were all confirmed to be included on the upcoming record. However, just before "Mr. Snowman" was executed for a release in late November 2014, vocalist Chiharu Muto departed from the band and her sub-group Flower, which left several unreleased songs to be re-recorded again.

With that said, it is their first album without ex-members Sugieda and Muto, serves as the final participation with members Rio Inagaki, Momoka Nakajima, Misato Hagio, Marina Watanabe, Risa Ikuta, vocalist Kyoka Ichiki, the latter who left the band in October the following year. Furthermore, it serves as Erie Abe's final record to include her vocals as an E-girls member, after she confirmed her graduation as a singer/performer and worked with the band as a disc jockey. Musically, E. G. Time was a departure to the group's typical J-pop sound, incorporated elements of electronic dance music; the record focuses on uptempo tracks, with some exceptions. B. Queens, respectively; the promotional recording "Music Flyer" is influenced by K-pop, as described by Patrick St. Michel at The Japan Times, he believed it was their first recording to buck the "traditional" idol trend. Although there is an absence of ballad-esque numbers, recognized as their first record to do so, only the closing track "Kibō no Hikari: Mirai o Shinjite" was noted as a low-tempo recording.

Upon its release, E. G. Time received positive reviews from music critics. An editor from CD Journal commended the album's "colorful" production, highlighted the singles as the best tracks. Additionally, the reviewer selected "Music Flyer" and "Rock n Roll Widow" as another pair of great songs on the album. Patrick St. Michel, writing for The Japan Times, complimented the record's musical direction and praised the band's growth as musicians and performers. Whilst highlighting "Music Flyer" as the album's greatest moment, he concluded that E-girls were a "top level J-pop act..." and that E. G. Time is "2015’s first great J-pop album...". Moreover, a member at Selective Hearing gave a mixed opinion. Although the review commended the band's "aggressive" tracks such as "Move It!" and "Rock n Roll Widow", the editor of the article felt the remaining material was "status quo" and "extremely safe J-pop". Commercially, E. G. Time experienced success in Japan, it opened at number one on the daily Oricon Albums Chart.

However, the record debuted at number two on the weekly chart, based on four days worth of sales, was beaten by Ikimono-gakari's Fun! Fun! Fanfare!, which shifted over 100,000 copies. Subsequently, both albums switch positions, whereas E. G. Time sold 75,950 copies in its second week, more than their 64,396 unit debut; the following week, it slipped to number two with 37,003 sales, but fell after a series of weeks. The record was placed as the 7th best-selling album of December, raised two positions in January's rankings. E. G. Time lasted 51 weeks inside the top 300 chart, was the 14th highest-selling album of 2015; as of 2016, the album has sold over 273,215 copies in Japan, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of 250,000 units. Three songs from the album were released as official singles, with one promotional single: "E. G. Anthem: We Are Venus" is the first single from ninth overall, it was released digitally on June 12, 2014 and physically on July 9, 2014.

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Tracy Weber (singer)

Tracy Weber was an American singer, best known for her dance hit "Sure Shot", released in late 1981 after her death. Nicky Braddy and Richard Bassoff co-wrote the song for Weber to sing, as Braddy and Weber had known each other growing up in Queens. "Sure Shot" was produced as a 12-inch disco single by Eric Matthew and Gary Turnier, but shortly before the single was released, Weber was shot and killed in an apartment in Harlem, New York City. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Disco Top 60 chart in February 1982. "Sure Shot" was popular in dance clubs, listed in San Francisco as one of the top 25 dance club records of 1981–1982, played by Larry Levan in New York City who released his own dance mix of the song. In France, Le Figaro praised "Sure Shot" as a summer dance hit and said Weber was a charming young lady with a "voice of fire"

Southwestern Randolph High School

Southwestern Randolph High School is a high school in an unincorporated area in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. It is a part of the Randolph County Schools. Southwestern Randolph is a rural, consolidated high school serving grades 9-12; the school is one of seven public high schools located in North Carolina. The school opened in 1970; the student body consists of 1100 students. The school's colors are Royal Gold; the campus includes a Cultural Arts Building named after G. C. Castelloe,Jr. A Gymnasium named after John S. Castelloe, a Stadium named after Ivey B. Luck. Mr. G. C. Castelloe,Jr. Mr. Donnie Baxter N. C. Senator Jerry Tillman Dr. Wayne Thrift Mr. Drew Maerz Mr. Greg Batten Dr. Chris Vecchione Dr. Brian Toth Mr. Shon Hildreth Mr. Placeholder text Official Website

Clemens Kapuuo

Clemens Kapuuo was a Namibian school teacher, president of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance, now called Popular Democratic Movement, chief of the Herero people of Namibia. Kapuuo was one of the leading opponents of South African rule of his country until his assassination following the Turnhalle Constitutional Conference. Clemens Kapuuo was born in 1923 at Ozondjona za Ndjamo, in the Okahandja District north of Windhoek and attended school at Okahandja in 1931. In 1937 he went to St Barnabas Anglican Church School in Windhoek's Old Location, he qualified as a teacher at Viljoensdrif and at the Stoffberg Training College, both in the Orange Free State. Kapuuo was related to Samuel Maherero and was the blood nephew of the first Namibian nationalist leader, Hosea Kutako. From 1944 to 1945 he taught at primary schools in Waterberg and Karibib, in 1946 transferred to St Barnabas where he taught English. From 1950-1953 he was president of the South West African Coloured Teachers’ Association, he was a member of the founding committee of the South West Africa National Union in 1958.

He resigned as a teacher in 1960. The Herero chiefs council appointed him as the automatic successor to Hosea Kutako, old, as they feared that the South African authorities would try to take advantage of the death of Kutako to impose their own nominee as chief. Kapuuo was a shopkeeper in the Old Location in Windhoek, led the opposition to the removal of black people from the Old Location to Katutura in the 1960s. In 1964 the Herero Chiefs Council withdrew from SWANU, which it had helped to found, established the National Unity Democratic Organisation, so that the council as such would not have to be directly involved in politics; the founding leader was Mburumba Kerina, a founding member of both SWANU and SWAPO, but after disagreements with the chiefs council Kerina was replaced by Kapuuo. Following the decision of the International Court of Justice at the Hague in 1971 that South African rule in Namibia was illegal, Kapuuo, as the leader of NUDO was instrumental in forming the National Convention.

The National Convention included SWAPO under David Meroro, SWANU under Gerson Veii and several other political groups, demanded an immediate take-over of Namibia by the United Nations in preparation for independence. In 1973, the United Nations declared SWAPO the sole authentic representative of the people of Namibia, this soured relations between NUDO and SWAPO. Kapuuo objected on the grounds that the Ovambo had not been dispossessed of their land under German and South African rule as the Hereros had, were therefore privileged newcomers to the country's independence movement. In 1974 the National Convention broke up and Kapuuo participated in the Turnhalle negotiations, as a result of which NUDO joined the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance. Kapuuo was assassinated by an unknown assailant in 1978. Kapuuo was assassinated by two gunmen in the black township of Katutura on 27 March 1978, with both SWAPO and the South African authorities blaming each other. At his death he was described by the media as a "popular moderate and leader of the multiracial Democratic Turnhalle Alliance".

Kapuuo is buried alongside Hosea Kutako in the traditionally Herero town of Okahandja. In 1999, Herero Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako urged the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa to investigate Kapuuo's death as they had done with killed SWAPO activist Anton Lubowski. Dictionary of South African biography. Pretorias: Human Sciences Research Council. Pütz, Joachim. Namibia handbook and political who's who. Windhoek: Magus. ISBN 0-620-14172-7

Refuge Astronomer Cruls

Refuge Astronomer Cruls is a Brazilian Antarctic summer facility named after astronomer Luis Cruls who set up an expedition in 1882 to Punta Arenas in order to observe the passage of Venus across the disk of the Sun. The structure, established on 25 January 1985, is situated on Nelson Island, southwest of King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; the refuge, which can accommodate up to 6 scientists for up to 40 days, depends both logistically and administratively on Comandante Ferraz station. Together with Refuge Emílio Goeldi, located on Elephant Island, constitute the basic infra-structure to support the Brazilian Antarctic Program in Antarctica. List of Antarctic research stations List of Antarctic field camps