The Balkans BAWL-kənz known as the Balkan Peninsula, is a geographic area in Southeast Europe with various definitions and meanings, including geopolitical and historical. The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that stretch throughout the whole of Bulgaria from the Serbian–Bulgarian border to the Black Sea coast; the Balkan Peninsula is bordered by the Adriatic Sea in the northwest, the Ionian Sea in the southwest, the Aegean Sea in the south, the Turkish Straits in the east, the Black Sea in the northeast. The northern border of the peninsula is variously defined; the highest point of the Balkans is Mount Musala, 2,925 metres, in the Rila mountain range, Bulgaria. The concept of the Balkan peninsula was created by the German geographer August Zeune in 1808, who mistakenly considered the Balkan Mountains the dominant mountain system of Southeast Europe spanning from the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea; the term of Balkan Peninsula was a synonym for Rumelia in the 19th century, the former provinces of the Ottoman Empire in Southeast Europe.

It had a geopolitical rather than a geographical definition, further promoted during the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the early 20th century. The definition of the Balkan peninsula's natural borders do not coincide with the technical definition of a peninsula and hence modern geographers reject the idea of a Balkan peninsula, while scholars discuss the Balkans as a region; the term has acquired a stigmatized and pejorative meaning related to the process of Balkanization, hence the preferred alternative term used for the region is Southeast Europe. The origin of the word Balkan is obscure. Related words are found in other Turkic languages; the term was brought in Europe with Ottoman Turkish influence, were balkan means'chain of wooded mountains'. According to Greek mythology, the Thracian king Haemus was turned into a mountain by Zeus as a punishment and the mountain has remained with his name. A reverse name scheme has been suggested. D. Dechev considers that Haemus is derived from a Thracian word *saimon,'mountain ridge'.

A third possibility is that "Haemus" derives from the Greek word "haima" meaning'blood'. The myth relates to a fight between the monster/titan Typhon. Zeus injured Typhon with a thunder bolt and Typhon's blood fell on the mountains, from which they got their name; the earliest mention of the name appears in an early 14th-century Arab map, in which the Haemus mountains are referred to as Balkan. The first attested time the name "Balkan" was used in the West for the mountain range in Bulgaria was in a letter sent in 1490 to Pope Innocent VIII by Buonaccorsi Callimaco, an Italian humanist and diplomat; the Ottomans first mention it in a document dated from 1565. There has been no other documented usage of the word to refer to the region before that, although other Turkic tribes had settled in or were passing through the region. There is a claim about an earlier Bulgar Turkic origin of the word popular in Bulgaria, however it is only an unscholarly assertion; the word was used by the Ottomans in Rumelia in its general meaning of mountain, as in Kod̲j̲a-Balkan, Čatal-Balkan, Ungurus-Balkani̊, but it was applied to the Haemus mountain.

The name is still preserved in Central Asia with the Balkan Daglary and the Balkan Province of Turkmenistan. English traveler John Morritt introduced this term into the English literature at the end of the 18th-century, other authors started applying the name to the wider area between the Adriatic and the Black Sea; the concept of the "Balkans" was created by the German geographer August Zeune in 1808, who mistakenly considered it as the dominant central mountain system of Southeast Europe spanning from the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea. During the 1820s, "Balkan became the preferred although not yet exclusive term alongside Haemus among British travelers... Among Russian travelers not so burdened by classical toponymy, Balkan was the preferred term"; the term was not used in geographical literature until the mid-19th century because then scientists like Carl Ritter warned that only the part South of the Balkan Mountains can be considered as a peninsula and considered it to be renamed as "Greek peninsula".

Other prominent geographers who didn't agree with Zeune were Hermann Wagner, Theobald Fischer, Marion Newbigin, Albrecht Penck, while Austrian diplomat Johann Georg von Hahn in 1869 for the same territory used the term Südostereuropäische Halbinsel. Another reason it was not accepted as the definition of European Turkey had a similar land extent. However, after the Congress of Berlin there was a political need for a new term and the Balkans was revitalized, but in the maps the northern border was in Serbia and Montenegro without Greece, while Yugoslavian maps included Croatia and Bosnia; the term Balkan Peninsula was a synonym for European Turkey, the political borders of former Ottoman Empire provinces. The usage of the term changed in the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century when was embraced by Serbian geographers, most prominently by Jovan Cvijić, it was done with political reasoning as affirmation for Serbian nationalism on the whole territory of the South Slavs, included anthropological and ethnological studies of the South Slavs through which were claimed various nationalistic and racialist theories.

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Ike Anigbogu

Christopher Ike Anigbogu is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins; as a freshman, he was a key reserve for a Bruins squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. After the season, Anigbogu was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 2017 NBA draft with the 47th overall pick, he played two seasons for the Pacers. Anigbogu was born in California, to Nigerian parents Chris and Veronica Anigbogu, he attended Temescal Canyon High in Lake Elsinore as a freshman and played on their junior varsity team. The following year, he transferred to Centennial High in Corona, where he was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program. A skinny, 6-foot-7-inch sophomore, he averaged two points and 2.5 rebounds per game as the Huskies advanced to the state finals. As a junior in 2015, Anigbogu led the team to the state regional finals, where the Huskies lost to Chino Hills, who were led by Lonzo Ball.

In his senior year, he was limited by a family emergency. Anigbogu took three weeks off to attend an uncle's funeral in Nigeria. During the playoffs, he was limited by an injured knee. For the season, the Huskies were 20 -- 5, he finished with averages of 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Ranked nationally as a consensus top-50 recruit, Anigbogu attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was part of a Bruins freshmen class that included more heralded five-star players like Ball and T. J. Leaf. Anigbogu and Leaf had played on the same Amateur Athletic Union team, the Compton Magic, coached by UCLA assistant David Grace; the newcomers were expected to help turn around a program that a year earlier had suffered its fourth losing season in the previous 68 years. Anigbogu missed the first five games of the 2016–17 season when he underwent knee surgery after tearing his right meniscus in practice; the Bruins' most intimidating player, he returned to provide UCLA a physical presence. Standing at 6 feet 10 inches and 250 pounds, Anigbogu provided highlight-reel blocks.

Despite never starting as a backup to junior center Thomas Welsh, he became arguably their top defender. After spraining his left foot during practice, Anigbogu missed UCLA's opener in the NCAA Tournament against Kent State, but returned in the second round to score six points and block a shot in just seven minutes in a win over Cincinnati; the Bruins finished the season with 31 wins after being eliminated in the Sweet 16. For the year, Anigbogu averaged 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks in 13 minutes per game, made 56 percent of his field goals His 35 blocks ranked third on the team while his minutes played were less than half as many as Welsh and Leaf. Projected to be a late first-round pick, Anigbogu announced after the season that he would declare for the 2017 NBA draft. With his limited playing time and raw offensive skills, he was valued for his athleticism and potential as a standout defender. Working out for the Indiana Pacers in his fourth pre-draft tryout, Anigbogu twisted his right knee, which precluded him from participating in any further workouts leading up to the draft.

His draft stock fell over concerns about his knee, the Pacers selected him in the second round with the 47th overall pick. He was joined in Indiana by UCLA teammate Leaf. Anigbogu had surgery to repair cartilage in his knee and missed the NBA Summer League while rehabbing, he made his NBA debut on October 20, 2017, playing two minutes in a 114–96 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. At just 18 years old, he was the youngest player in the NBA in 2017–18. In his first season, he played 11 games with the Pacers, had multiple assignments to their NBA G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. During the offseason, Anigbogu missed his second straight summer league after undergoing minor surgery on his knee, he played just three games for the Pacers in 2018–19 before they waived him to complete a deal at the NBA trade deadline on February 7, 2019. He had spent most of his time in the G-League and was playing well, averaging 11.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 21 games with Fort Wayne. However, he missed several games due to knee soreness.

On January 31, 2020, the Erie BayHawks acquired Anigbogu off waivers. List of oldest and youngest National Basketball Association players Career statistics and player information from, or UCLA bio

H. C. ├śrsteds Vej

H. C. Ørsteds Vej is a street in the Frederiksberg district of Denmark. It runs from Gammel Kongevej in the south to Åboulevard on the border with Nørrebro in the north, linking Alhambravej in the south with Griffenfeldsgade in the north; the oldest section of the street, between Amalievej and Fuglevangsvej, was created and named in 1852. The section from Fuglevangsvej and Åboulevard was created in 1857, This new section of the street was called Jernbanevej since it was crossed by the tracks of the Nordbanen and Vestbanen railway lines which split at Ladegårdsåen. Jernbanevej was included in H. C. Ørstedsvej in 1870. Henning Wolf's masterplan for masterplan for Frederiksberg Villa Quarter, a neighbourhood of single-family detached homes in the area north of Gammel Kongevej, it involved an extension of Jernbanevej to Gammel Kongevej. Other elements in Wolf's masterplan were the extension of Kastanievej to H. C. Ørstedsvej, establishment of Alhambravej, Mynstersvej and Forhåbningsholms Allé. A first short extension of Jernbanevej was called called Priors Allé after a local landowner, a merchant named Prior, who owned a property at the site.

The Trier family, who owned the country house Wilhelmineslyst at Gammel Kongevej, blocked the last section of the road extension until 1873. Priors Allé and Vilhelmineslyst Allé were at this point both included in H. C. Ørsteds Allé. In 1860, Det Danske Gaskompagni opened Frederiksberg's first gasworks at the street, it closed in 1890 when the new Frederiksberg Gasworks opened at Flintholm a few kilometres outside the expanding town centre. In 1873, M. I. Ballins Sønner, a tannery and manufacturer of leather goods, built a factory at No. 48–50. The company moved to Valby in 1924 and its buildings on H. C. Ørsteds Vej were demolished. The railway crossing disappeared in the 1930s with the opening of the Boulevard Line in the 1930s; the building on the corner of H. C. Ørsteds Vej and Kastanievej is the one. He lived on the top floor between 1891 and 1893; the four-storey Functionalist property at No. 54 is from 1934 and was designed by Edvard Thomsen for his father. It contains apartments on the upper floors.

Handskemagerforeningens Stiftelse was built for the Glovemakers' Association in 1880 to design by Alfred Råvad and August Johansen. Åhusene at the corner with Åboulevard were designed by Ulrik Plesner and are from 1936 - 1938. The Forum Copenhagen Metro station at Julius Thomsens Plads is located just east of the northern end of the street by way of Rosenørns Allé; the southern end of the street is located closer to Frederiksberg Allé Station by way of Alhambravej and Frederiksberg Allé. Carl Aller, magazine publisher, lived at No. 48 in 1883. Johannes Helms and writer, lived at No. 32 in 1880-81. Johannes Jørgensen, lived at No. 15 Peter Lange-Müller, lived on the 1st floor at No. 20A in 1883-91. Bülowsvej Amalievej H. C. Ørstedsvej 54, architectural renderings