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Djurgårdsandan

Djurgårdsandan is a corporate social responsibility commitment. It was founded in 2006 by the Djurgården football association with other organizations related to Djurgården. This programme actively works with adolescents through a variety of soci ...

                                               

International Braille Chess Association

The International Braille Chess Association is an organization for blind and visually impaired chess players. The International Braille Chess Association originated unofficially in 1951 with the organization of the first international corresponde ...

                                               

Kennel club

A kennel club is usually a gathering of dog breeders, discussing things relevant for breeding of dogs. They became popular in the mid 1800s. They keep up breed standards and make the rules for dog shows, and occasionally training programs. Exampl ...

                                               

Liming Family

Liming Family Archived 2018-10-27 at the Wayback Machine is a non-governmental organization run and operated by the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. It is located in the Hebei Province of China. It mainly serves orphans, disabled people ...

                                               

Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO)

The Namibia National Students Organisation is a student organisation which advocates for educational reforms for Namibian students. It was formed in 1984, four years before Namibias independence as a means of providing equal opportunities for Nam ...

                                               

National Students Union of India

National Students Union of India is the student wing of the Indian National Congress. NSUI was established on 9 April 1971. The organisation was founded by Indira Gandhi. Neeraj Kundan is the current President of NSUI. Avinash Yadav is the curren ...

                                               

Non-governmental organization

A non-governmental organization is a group of people from different countries acting together, but not connected with the government of any country. Usually non-governmental organizations are non-profit - that is, they are trying to do something ...

                                               

Special Operations Executive

The Special Operations Executive was a British World War II organisation. It was officially formed on 22 July 1940 under Minister of Economic Warfare Hugh Dalton. It was formed by combining three existing secret organisations. Its purpose was to ...

                                               

Voluntary association

A voluntary association or union is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to form a body to work together for a purpose. In most of the cases no formalities are necessary to start an association. But in some jurisdictions ...

                                               

Womans Christian Temperance Union

The Womans Christian Temperance Union is an active international temperance organization. It was one of the first organizations of women who wanted social reform. They did this with a program that "linked the religious and the secular through con ...

                                               

County council

A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county. This term has slightly different meanings in different countries.

                                               

Democratic socialism

Democratic socialism is a socialism where government is organized by democracy. In short, it believes that social and economic decisions should be made by those whom they most affect. The combination of the two ideologies of democracy and sociali ...

                                               

Divine right of kings

The divine right of kings, was a political and religious doctrine. It meant that a monarch was given the right to rule by God alone. His authority could not be questioned because he ruled in Gods name. It gave a king absolute rule over his subjects.

                                               

Kreisfreie stadt

The name kreisfreie Stadt is used for German towns that have their own government. This town government is independent of the government of the next-higher level of authority, the Landkreis. Today, most of the cities that have this statute, are b ...

                                               

Mob rule

Mob rule is sometimes called ochlocracy or mobocracy. There is sometimes no legal government, and mobs of people decide whatever they want. It is government by a mob. In this system, the mob becomes the ruler or dominant force in society. Actuall ...

                                               

One-party dominant state

The one-party dominant state is a system of majority rule where one political party has successively won election victories by a very large majority and is, therefore, the dominant ruling party, which does not have to form coalitions with other s ...

                                               

One-party state

A one-party system is a form of government where the country is ruled by a single political party, meaning only one political party exists and the forming of other political parties is forbidden. Some countries have many political parties that ex ...

                                               

Personal union

A personal union is a relationship of two or more sovereign states, which, through law, share the same person as their head of state. Personal unions can begin for very different reasons. The case that a princess who is already married to a king ...

                                               

Second Party System

The Second Party System is a name for the political party system in the United States during the 1800s. It is a phrase used by historians and political scientists to describe the time period between 1828 and 1854. People quickly became more inter ...

                                               

Selectorate theory

Selectorate Theory is a political theory that attributes the actions of leaders to rational, calculated decisions based on acquiring and maintaining power, originally proposed by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

                                               

Social democracy

Social democracy is a government system that has similar values to socialism, but within a capitalist framework. The ideology, named from democracy where people have a say in government actions, supports a competitive economy with money while als ...

                                               

Soviet satellite state

Soviet satellite states were puppet states indirectly controlled by the Soviet Union. This meant that they were countries controlled by leaders who were really controlled by the Soviet Union. Soviet satellite states included the Warsaw Pact count ...

                                               

Two-party system

There are several states in the world, where politics is dominated by two parties. This is known as two-party system. According to Giovanni Sartori, the following is true for such as system: Theres a large probability that with elections, the rul ...

                                               

Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that is responsible for all local government functions within its area. This is different from a system where local government functions are divided between different authorities. Typically unitary ...

                                               

Solar System

The Solar System is the Sun and all the objects that orbit around it. The Sun is orbited by planets, asteroids, comets and other things. The Solar System is about 4.6 billion years old. It formed by gravity in a large molecular cloud. Most of thi ...

                                               

Dwarf planet

Dwarf planet is the name used to classify some objects in the solar system. This definition was made on August 24, 2006 by the International Astronomical Union, and can be described as; a dwarf planet is a body orbiting the Sun that is big enough ...

                                               

Formation and evolution of the Solar System

The formation and evolution of the Solar System describes how the Solar System began, and how it will go on changing. The accepted idea is that 4.6 billion years ago, there was a very big cloud of gas nearby our area of space, known as a nebula. ...

                                               

Heliocentrism

Heliocentrism is the idea that the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun, which is the center of the solar system. Many people proposed heliocentrism, such as Aristarchus of Samos from ancient Greece, but Nicolaus Copernicus was the firs ...

                                               

Heliosphere

The heliosphere is a bubble in space "blown" into the interstellar medium by the solar wind. Although electrically neutral atoms from interstellar volume can pass through this bubble, almost all of the material in the heliosphere comes from the S ...

                                               

Lagrange point

Lagrange points are stable positions near large bodies in orbit. When two large bodies are in orbit around each other, there are places that a third body can occupy. Lagrange points are found in the orbits of Earth and the Sun, or the Moon and th ...

                                               

Magnetosphere

A magnetosphere is a region around an astronomical object, such as a planet. It is the region where charged particles are affected by the objects magnetic field. The magnetosphere of the Sun is called the heliosphere. Ions and electrons of the so ...

                                               

Oort cloud

The Oort cloud, or Opik–Oort cloud, is a cloud of comets and other objects. Astronomers believe it is way beyond the orbits of Pluto and the Kuiper belt. The Oort cloud is believed to be the source of long-period comets in the Solar System. The O ...

                                               

Orbital resonance

Orbital resonance is a resonance of two orbiting bodies exerting a regular, periodic gravitational effect on each other. Their orbital periods may be related by a ratio of two small integers. It is caused by the changing gravitational forces of b ...

                                               

Planets beyond Neptune

The planet Neptune was discovered in 1846. After this, many people thought that there might be more planets, which are further away from the sun than Neptune. In the early 20th century, Percival Lowell stated that there must be another planet-lik ...

                                               

Solar flare

A solar flare or solar limb is a sudden brightening observed over the Suns surface. It is a large energy release of up to 6 × 10 25 joules of energy. The energy is about a sixth of the total energy that is released from the Sun each second equal ...

                                               

Solar wind

The solar wind is wind from the sun. It is a stream of charged protons, electrons and plasma shot out of the Sun. The wind is shot out at hypersonic speed, so fast that it can travel the whole length of the Solar System, nearly 1 light year and c ...

                                               

Sunlight

Sunlight is the light and energy that comes from the Sun. When this energy reaches the earths surface, it is called insolation. What we experience as sunlight is actually solar radiation. It is the radiation and heat from the Sun in the form of e ...

                                               

Sunspot

A sunspot is an area of high magnetic activity, on the surface of the Sun. Sunspots produce bright light, but not as much as the surface around them, so they appear dark by comparison. They are cooler than the rest of the sun. Some are small, and ...

                                               

Francisco Varela

Francisco Javier Varela Garcia was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist. Varela was, with his teacher Humberto Maturana, best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life Insti ...

                                               

John von Neumann

John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist who contributed to many fields including: continuous geometry quantum mechanics statistics numerical analysis game theory economics ergodic theory set theory functional analysi ...

                                               

Norbert Wiener

Norbert Wiener was an American theoretical and applied mathematician. He was a child prodigy. His father was a teacher of languages. Wiener founded cybernetics, the science of control and communication in animals and machines. It is a field that ...

                                               

The Boring Company

The Boring Company is a tunnel boring company founded by Elon Musk, who earlier started SpaceX. It aims to reduce traffic congestion in urban areas. It is involved in the building of the Hyperloop in Los Angeles. Elon Musk complained via Twitter ...

                                               

DirecTV

DirecTV is an American satellite television service provider. The company is based in California. It is part of AT&T. Its satellite service began on June 17, 1994. The service provides digital satellite television to households in the United ...

                                               

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett Packard is a computer technology company. It was created in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, in a garage in California. It is based in Palo Alto, California. They are best known for making computers and computer hardware such as ink ...

                                               

Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Communications is a subsidiary of EchoStar. It is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland. It provides a high-speed satellite internet service. That service is called HughesNet. It is the biggest service of its kind because it has more than ...

                                               

Mediacom

Mediacom Communications is an American cable television, internet and telephone company. It was founded in July 1995. The company serves Columbia, Jefferson City and Springfield, Missouri, the Quad Cities of southeast Iowa and western Illinois, C ...

                                               

Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog is a video game company founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1986. It is part of Sony since 2001. They produced more successful games, including Rings of Power for Sega Genesis and Way Of The Warrior for 3DO. Rings of Power was cr ...

                                               

North Star Computers

North Star Computers was one of the earliest manufacturers of microcomputers. Before they started making their first computer, the North Star Horizon, they made floppy disk drives for S-100 bus computers. They included a disk operating system cal ...

                                               

Nvidia

Nvidia Corporation is an American multinational corporation. They make graphics processors technologies for computers and small mobile devices. The company, based in Santa Clara, California, is supplies electronic chips for motherboard chipsets, ...

                                               

Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc. is an American computer company. It makes small handheld computers. Most of their computers have a handwriting recognition function called Graffiti. This is a part of the screen that can understand what is written on it. Palm computers ...