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Arctic Archipelago

The Arctic Archipelago known as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, groups together all islands lying to the north of the Canadian continental mainland excluding Greenland. Situated in the northern extremity of North America and covering about 1,424,500 km2, this group of 36,563 islands in the Arctic Sea comprises much of the territory of Northern Canada—most of Nunavut and part of the Northwest Territories; the Canadian Arctic Archipelago is showing some effects of global warming, with some computer estimates determining that melting there will contribute 3.5 cm to the rise in sea levels by 2100. British claims on the islands were based on the explorations in the 1570s by Martin Frobisher. Canadian sovereignty was only over island portions that drained into Foxe Basin, Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait. Canadian sovereignty over all of the islands was not established until the 1880 transfer by Britain to Canada of the remaining islands; the District of Franklin – established in 1895 – comprised all of the archipelago.

Canada claims all the waterways of the Northwestern Passages as Canadian Internal Waters. Disagreement over the passages' status has raised Canadian concerns about environmental enforcement, national security, general sovereignty. Hans Island, in the Nares Strait east of Ellesmere Island, is a territory contested between Canada and Denmark; the archipelago extends some 2,400 km longitudinally and 1,900 km from the mainland to Cape Columbia, the northernmost point on Ellesmere Island. It is bounded on the west by the Beaufort Sea; the various islands are separated from each other and the continental mainland by a series of waterways collectively known as the Northwestern Passages. Two large peninsulas and Melville, extend northward from the mainland; the archipelago consists of 36,563 islands, of which 94 are classified as major islands, being larger than 130 km2, cover a total area of 1,400,000 km2. The islands of the archipelago over 10,000 km2, in order of descending area, are: * NT = Northwest Territories, NU = Nunavut After Greenland, the archipelago is the world's largest high-Arctic land area.

The climate of the islands is arctic, the terrain consists of tundra except in mountainous areas. Most of the islands are uninhabited. Islands not on map British Arctic Territories List of Canadian islands by area List of islands of Canada

List of former Dreamworld attractions

The following is a list of attractions that existed at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, Australia. Blue Lagoon was Dreamworld's water park until it closed in April 2006, it opened in 1983 with a children's pool and 3 water slides. The Aqualoop Flume was a body slide which featured several helices before a splashdown in the main pool. Krakatoa's Revenge was the second slide to launch directly off the mountain; this tube slide was terrain based and weaved its way down the mountain before a splashdown in the main pool. The third slide was the Toboggan, it was launched from a separate tower attached to the mountain. Riders would sit on a hard plastic toboggan and would plunge down a steep drop and stop in a specially designed pool. Blue Lagoon's closure was just months before WhiteWater World opened as a separate ticketed complex adjacent to Dreamworld; the area has since been used for various temporary scare attractions in addition to The Dream Room function centre. Country Fair was a themed area located.

Country Fair opened one year after Dreamworld in 1982. It featured few rides but more were added in 1983. In 1993, when the Wipeout opened, the northern end of Country Fair was converted into Ocean Parade. By 2002 the remaining rides in Country Fair were rethemed to fit the Ocean Parade theme. Ocean Parade covers all of the land occupied by Country Fair. On 8th of March 2019, Dreamworld announced that it would be retiring the Wipeout, the space would be converted into a shaded seating area Gum Tree Gully was located in a portion of Rivertown where Wiggles World is located; the Gum Tree Gully Theatre housed musicals such as Country Jamboree. The area was used for the Kids' Carnival, a temporary children's area during the construction of Nickelodeon Central in 2002. In 2003 and 2004 the theatre was used for the Lara Croft Tomb Raider - Enter the Tomb temporary scare attraction. Gum Tree Gully was converted into Wiggles World which opened in 2005; the Big Red Car Ride now operates inside the building.

Kennyland was constructed in the northern portion of the Village Oval and was themed after Dreamworld's main mascot Kenny Koala. Three rides and a meet and greet area were located undercover while a fourth ride was located outside. Wild Wheels was a track ride. Riders would board one of several cars and would be taken twice around an oval shaped circuit which featured a hill and several s-bends. Kenny Karts was a series of children sized electric bumper cars located in a small oval shaped roadway. Adventure Trails was a jumping castle, split into two distinct sections each themed after Kenny and Belinda respectively. Dreamcopter was the only outdoor ride of the section and featured small helicopters mounted to a central rotating pole. Riders were able to control the height of their helicopter through a joystick. Kennyland closed early in 2002 for the construction of Nickelodeon Central; the only ride still operating at the park was Dreamcopter, known as Blues Skidoo up until its removal in 2011.

The meet and greet area was used for the Kenny & Friends Party in the Park Show. Kids' Carnival was a temporary themed children's area which existed in 2002. Three of the four rides of Kennyland were moved to Gum Tree Gully in early 2002 to aid in the construction of Nickelodeon Central; the Dreamcopter was located to outside the Gum Tree Gully Theatre. Adventure Trails was located beside the Murrissipi River near the Gum Tree Gully Theatre. Kenny Karts was located inside a building alongside the Murrissipi River, it was closed in late 2002 just. Dreamcopter was relocated and rethemed to Blues Skidoo in Nickelodeon Central. Koala Country was Dreamworld's original animal area, it began showcasing koalas but grew to feature several Australian animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. Dreamworld invested millions of dollars in the redevelopment of Koala Country into the Australian Wildlife Experience. Nickelodeon Central replaced Village Oval and Kennyland in 2002. In 2011, Dreamworld's contract with Nickelodeon was terminated resulting in the area's retheme to Kid's World.

"Kids World" was a temporary replacement of Nickelodeon Central when the contract with Nickelodeon expired, the area has since been replaced by Dreamworks Experience. This area consisted of all of the same rides, with different names, little-to-no theming. Village Oval was a collection of rides; the area was named Village Green when it opened in 1983. The name was changed to Village Oval in 1998; when the Tower of Terror opened in 1997, its entrance was located in Village Oval. In early 2002, during the construction of Nickelodeon Central, the entrance was moved to the other side of the ride near Tiger Island. Rides included Bumper Bowl, Red Baron and Avalanche. Stage replaced the concert in 2004. In 2004, Hi-5 Live! at Dreamworld was opened, getting Hi-5 Holiday video and DVD and wait until closed. AVPX was a themed indoor laser skirmish attraction based on the Predator films, it was the biggest indoor laser skirmish attraction in Australia and was included in Dreamworld's admission price. It opened in April 2009 and closed in March 2013.

It was replaced by Zombie Evilution in 2013. Grand Prix was a go-kart track which operated from 1982 to 1992; the exact reason for the removal of this ride is still unknown, however it was due to lack of popularity. The track was

Universidad de las Américas, A.C.

The Universidad de las Américas, Asociación Civil is a university founded in 1940 with the name of Mexico City College. In 1963 it changed its name to University of the Americas and in 1968 to Universidad de las Américas, that prevails today. Since it was founded it has been located first in rented buildings at the Colonia Roma in Mexico City, in the 1950s and on in an 8-acre campus located on the Mexico-Toluca road. In the 1970s it moved to a new campus in the State of Puebla, where it stayed until 1985 when the Board of Associates decided to move to Mexico City and separate from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. At the present time the university continues its bilingual nature being the only institution in Mexico with that characteristic; the Universidad de las Américas, A. C. in Mexico City, is qualified as follows in the national lists published in Mexican newspapers Reforma and El Universal en 2012: Psychology: 2nd place in Reforma and 2nd place in El Universal Business administration: 7th place in Reforma and 2nd place in El Universal Information systems: 4th place in Reforma and no evaluation in El Universal International relations: 6th place in Reforma and 4th place in El Universal Mass media: 8th place in Reforma and 2nd place in El Universal Law: 11th place in El Universal and no evaluation in ReformaThe program in special education is not evaluated in the surveys.

The Universidad de las Américas, A. C. is accredited by the following associations At national level: The Ministry of Public Education Secretaría de Educación Pública Grants to BA, specialty and doctorate the Recognition of Official Validity. The National Association of Universities and Higher Educations Institutions, Accredited since 1998. Federation of Mexican Private Institutions of Higher Education, accredited for the 2006-2012 period. National Council for Teaching and Research in Psychology Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología Council for the Accreditation of Communication A. C. Consejo de Acreditación de la Comunicación A. C. Accrediting Council in the Teaching of Accounting and Management, A. C. Consejo de Acreditación en la Enseñanza de la Contaduría y Administración A. C. Association for the Accreditation and Certification in Social Sciences, A. C. Asociación para la Acreditación y Certificación en Ciencias Sociales, A. C. National Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education in Law, A.

C. Consejo Nacional para la Acreditacion de la Educación Superior en Derecho, A. C. At the international level: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools The Universidad de las Americas offers continuing education courses and diploma programs in management, psychology and technology and law. Erik Mora, Sports Director for Telemundo 39, Sports Anchor and Video Journalist Ricardo Blanco, Products Communication Manager for Latin America in YouTube and Google Mauricio Cabrera, General editor, Carlos M. Hernández, General Manager México and Central America Abbott Diagnostics José Isabel Benítez, General Manager for Business and Services, Price Shoes Raúl Toscano, Human Resources Director for Mexico and Latin America of the Swiss Bank Benilde Muro, Human Resources manager at HSBC London, UK Ana Paula Blanco, Chief of the area of Communication and Public Business for North America and the United States, Google Mónica Ochoa, General director for Asia and Pacific, Mexican Foreign Service, Servicio Exterior Mexicano Lilia del Carmen Morales, consul in Leamington, Ontario Juan Carlos Méndez, Legal director at Prudential Seguros Mauricio Domingo, Legal vicepresident at Herbalife International de México, S.

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