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Kampala

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city proper was estimated to have a population of 1,680,800 people on 31st July 2019 and is divided into the five boroughs of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, Rubaga Division. Kampala's metropolitan area consists of the city proper and the neighboring Wakiso District, Mukono District, Mpigi District, Buikwe District and Luweero District, it has a growing population, estimated at 6,709,900 people in 2019 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in an area of 8,451.9 km2. In 2015, this metropolitan area generated an estimated nominal GDP of $13.80221 billion according to Xuantong Wang et al., more than half of Uganda's GDP for that year, indicating the importance of Kampala to Uganda's economy. Kampala is reported to be among the fastest-growing cities in Africa, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent, by City Mayors. Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.

Kampala referred to only the present-day Old Kampala hill, on whose summit Fort Lugard was located, the initial headquarters of the British colonialists in the soon to be Uganda Protectorate. Before the British construction and occupation of Fort Lugard, the hill was a hunting reserve of the Kabaka of Buganda and had several species of antelope the impala; as a result, when the British colonial agents were allocated this hill by the Kabaka of Buganda, they referred to it as "The Hill of the Impala". The Baganda, in whose territory this British settlement was located translated "Hill of the Impala" as Akasozi ke'Empala. Shortened to K'empala and Kampala. With "kasozi" meaning "hill", "ke" meaning "of", "empala" the plural of "impala", and hence the name "Kampala" came to refer to this initial British colonial settlement that would on spread out from this occupied Old Kampala hill near the pre-existing Kibuga of the Buganda Kingdom. This area of numerous hills and swamps that become known as Kampala was part of the core of the centralized Buganda Kingdom.

It was the site of the shifting Kibuga of the different Bassekabaka of the Buganda Kingdom with each Kabaka upon coronation or subsequently during their reign setting up their Kibuga on a new and or different hill as they wished or desired. The first written description of this Kibuga was by the explorer Richard Francis Burton in his book, The Lake Region of East Africa published in 1860. In the book, Burton relying on the information collected by Snay Bin Amir, an Arab trader, described the Kibuga as …the settlement is not less than a day’s journey in length, the buildings are of cane and rattan; the sultan ’s palace is at least a mile long and the circular huts neatly arranged in a line are surrounded by a strong fence which has only four gates. In 1862 when explorer John Speke arrived in Buganda the Kibuga was at Bandabarogo, present-day Banda Hill, the reigning Kabaka was Mutesa I. In 1875 explorer Henry Morton Stanley reported the capital as being at present-day Lubaga hill where he met the same Kabaka Mutesa I.

During this visit, Henry Stanley Morton wrote a letter, published in the Daily Telegraphy, inviting missionaries to come to Buganda. He described the Kibuga in his 1870s dispatches to the New York Herald, thus: As we approached the capital, the highway from Usavara increased in width from 20ft to 150ft... Arrived at the capital I found the vast collection of huts crowning the eminence were the Royal Quarters, around which ran several palisades and circular courts, between which and the city was a circular road, ranging from 100ft to 200ft in width with gardens and huts... In 1877 the first lot of missionaries of Church Mission Society who were of the Protestant faith, arrived from the United Kingdom and were allocated Namirembe hill. Two years in 1879 the Catholic White Fathers missionaries arrived, first settling at the present day village of Kitebi near Lubaga but would subsequently be allocated Lubaga hill; the arrival of these two missionary groups laid the ground for the religious wars of 1888 to 1892 between their new converts and forced the missionaries from Britain to lobby for the British government to take over Buganda/Uganda as a protectorate.

In 1890 Frederick Lugard, an agent of the Imperial British East Africa Company, arrived in Buganda during the reign of Ssekabaka Mwanga II with whom he signed a treaty of protection by the British government over Buganda, the Kibuga was at Mengo hill. Captain Lugard would on, be allocated the hill that would soon be known as Old Kampala, on which he built a fort. In 1895 Mengo Senior School, the first school offering Western education in Kampala, was opened by the Church Missionary Society at Namirembe hill, where children of chiefs and pages of the royal palaces were the students. In 1897 Ssekabaka Mwanga rebelled and waged a war against British rule and was subsequently captured and deported in 1899 to Seychelles alongside Omukama Kabalega, his 3-year-old son was made king by the combined forces of the British officers, Nubian soldiers and Baganda collaborators; this state of affairs culminated in the signing of the Buganda Agreement that formalized British colonial rule in Buganda. In 1897, Kampala's first Western-style health facility Mengo Hospital was opened on Namirembe hill by British doctor and missionary Sir Albert Ruskin Cook.

In addition the same Dr Albert Cook would in 1913 found Mulag

WENY-TV

WENY-TV, virtual channel 36, is an ABC/CBS/CW+-affiliated television station licensed to Elmira, New York, United States, serving the Western Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Lilly Broadcasting. WENY-TV's studios are located on Old Ithaca Road in Horseheads, its transmitter is located on Higman Hill in Corning; the station was aired through an analog repeater W06AR on VHF channel 6. The station signed on November 19, 1969, after Howard Green, owner of WENY radio and WCMC-AM-TV in Wildwood, New Jersey, was awarded analog UHF channel 36 by the Federal Communications Commission. Another area broadcaster, Frank Saia, had surrendered the construction permit to build what would have been WEHH-TV on the same channel. Green purchased the initial equipment from defunct station WNYP-TV, hiring Larry Taylor to move and install the broadcast equipment. Green and Taylor brought the equipment into a space on the ground floor of the Mark Twain Hotel in Downtown Elmira, a restaurant.

The station's analog antenna was side-mounted to the NBC affiliate WSYE Hawley Hill tower. A further addition was constructed to the building that housed WSYE to allow for the installation of the WENY analog transmitter; the station's digital transmitter was relocated to Corning. WENY began operations out of a mixed color/black-and-white facility, its broadcasts of ABC network programming were retransmissions of either WABC-TV in New York City or WNYS-TV in Syracuse, New York. The former was received via microwave while the latter was received via a deep fringe hotel rooftop antenna; the station aired a small amount of locally produced programming including an Elmira edition of Claster Television's long-running children's program Romper Room and a late-Saturday night horror movie hosted by disc jockey Paul Leigh as the ghoulish "Undertaker". During the disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, WENY was abandoned due to rising waters. Engineers were able to remove a small amount of equipment to the Hawley Hill site where the station managed a limited broadcasting schedule of news and emergency announcements until the studios could be reoccupied.

After this, Green obtained a building on Old Ithaca Road in Horseheads, used by the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1973, along with engineer Gary Simon, moved the station from the hotel to the garage of the property where it remains to this day. In 2000, longtime owner Howard Green sold WENY to current owner Lilly Broadcasting thus separating the television station from its radio sisters which were sold to Eolin Broadcasting. According to the FCC, it had an application to air a digital signal on UHF channel 55. However, the station opted to perform a flash-cut instead. Qualcomm holds licenses for the channel 55 spectrum. Approval of WENY's request to flash-cut allowed that company's wholly owned subsidiary, MediaFLO United States, to expand its "mediacast" service coverage in New York State without loss of broadcast service to the public. WENY's digital transmitter was relocated to Corning; the station's coverage area includes Steuben and Chemung counties in New York which borders the Erie, Pennsylvania market and sister stations WSEE-TV and WICU-TV.

In July 2014, WENY became the subject of criticism when it cut away from the final minutes of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final to broadcast coverage of a tornado warning affecting the area. In January 2016, Lilly Broadcasting began to offer WENY as an ABC affiliate for the Caribbean island region, picked up by local cable providers as a replacement for Christiansted, U. S. Virgin Islands-based station WSVI, which lost their ABC affiliation at the end of 2015 due to technical issues and switched to Ion. Lilly provides sister station WSEE as a CBS affiliate for the region, along with customized weather forecasts carried on a second local feed for the region. Lilly leased the second subchannel of WCVI-TV locally to provide WENY over-the-air for the region. WENY was viewable in Ithaca, New York until Nexstar Media Group, which owns rival station WETM-TV, ordered Charter Spectrum to drop the channel because the city is supposed to be in the Syracuse market and WENY was thus depriving Nexstar-owned Syracuse ABC affiliate WSYR-TV of clearance.

To circumvent this, in November 2018, Charter Spectrum struck an agreement with WENY to create NY Local Ithaca, a custom cable feed that contains WENY newscasts and a weather loop with no network programming. That feed is simulcast nationally on a newscast streaming service owned by Syncbak. WENY-DT2 is the CBS-affiliated second digital subchannel of WENY-TV, broadcasting in 1080i high definition on virtual and UHF channel 36.2. The subchannel can be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 12 and in high definition on digital channel 1209. On October 20, 2008, CBS signed an affiliation agreement with WENY to air the network on a new second digital subchannel with a proposed launch date of January 1, 2009; this marked the first time. Before most of the area had been served by longtime default affiliate WBNG-TV in Binghamton while the Ithaca area was served by Syracuse affiliate WTVH; the western portions of the area, including Canisteo and Hornell, were covered by Buffalo's WIVB-TV, while Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate WYOU and Johnstown affiliate WTAJ-TV served portions of the Pennsylvania side of the market.

According to the FCC, WENY had

2011–12 New York Islanders season

The 2011–12 New York Islanders season was the 40th season in the franchise's history. The team failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fifth straight season. At the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Islanders selected playmaking center Ryan Strome from the Niagara IceDogs. On July 1, 2011, the Islanders signed Marty Reasoner. On August 1, 2011, a public referendum was held in Nassau County to authorize $400 million for a new coliseum as a home to the Islanders, a minor-league ballpark and other economic development projects; the plan was rejected by the voters, thus causing speculation that after the 2014–15 season, the Islanders may be moving. On June 30, 2011, the Islanders announced that they will play five pre-season games including two games each against the Bruins and Devils, the other one against the Flames; the Islanders' final game of the pre-season, against the Bruins, will take place at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Defenceman Mark Streit is named team captain, following Doug Weight's retirement.

The Islanders attempted to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season, but failed to do so for the fifth straight season. Note: GP = Games played. Stats reflect time with Islanders only. ‡Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only. Updated June 5, 2012; the Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season

Romer Lake

Romer Lake is a land-locked freshwater fjord at the northern end of King Frederick VIII Land, near Greenland's northeastern coast. The Danish military base/weather station Nord —the only inhabited place in the area— lies 50 km to the northeast; the lake and its surroundings are part of the Northeast Greenland National Park zone. Romer Lake was first mapped in 1933 by Lauge Koch during aerial surveys made during the 1931–34 Three-year Expedition to East Greenland, it was named after the American paleontologist Alfred Romer. Romer Lake is located at the western end of the Crown Prince Christian Land peninsula to the west of the Princess Elizabeth Alps, it lies in long and narrow depression running parallel to the Denmark Fjord system further north and stretching from NE to SW for about 80 km. A glacier has its terminus at the northern end and the Nunataami Elv river valley flows out of the southern end of the lake and, bending south through the valley known as Vandredalen, it discharges its waters in the northern inner arm of the Ingolf Sound of the Greenland Sea.

Romer Lake is famous for its impressive Elephant Foot Glacier, a wide piedmont glacier with a strikingly-shaped 5.4 kilometres wide terminal lobe flowing into the lake from the SE in its central part. Certain landscape features on Mars that are believed to be glaciers have terminal moraine shape that resembles the Elephant Foot Glacier. List of fjords of Greenland Media related to Romer Lake at Wikimedia Commons Report of environmental operation. Lead Dog 1960 - US Army Transportation Corps Encyclopedia Arctica

The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World is the New York Times-bestselling humorous travel memoir by longtime National Public Radio foreign correspondent Eric Weiner. In the book, Weiner travels to spots around the globe—including Iceland, Bhutan and Qatar—to search out how different countries define and pursue happiness. Weiner is the author of Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine. According to Kirkus Reviews, the book is "Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir....reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a good day." EricWeinerBooks.com Q and A with Eric Weiner about the book Interview on The Diane Rehm Show piece on the book on NPR Weekend Edition Colbert Report interview Nightline interview

Xin Ping

Xin Ping, courtesy name Zhongzhi, was a Chinese official who served under the warlords Han Fu, Yuan Shao and Yuan Tan during the late Eastern Han dynasty. Xin Ping was from Yangzhai County, Yingchuan Commandery, around present-day Yuzhou, Henan, his ancestors were from Longxi Commandery, but they migrated to Yingchuan Commandery during the Jianwu era of the reign of Emperor Guangwu in the early Eastern Han dynasty. Xin Ping started his career as an adviser to the warlord Han Fu, who governed Ji Province from 189 to 191. In 191, Xin Ping, along with Xun Chen and Guo Tu, managed to persuade Han Fu to give up his governorship of Ji Province to another warlord Yuan Shao, whom they said would be in a better position to defend Ji Province from an invasion by a rival warlord Gongsun Zan. Xin Ping subsequently became an official serving under Yuan Shao, he brought along his younger brother Xin Pi. In the year 200, Yuan Shao clashed with his rival Cao Cao at the Battle of Guandu. During the battle, two sons of Yuan Shao's adviser Shen Pei were captured by Cao Cao's forces.

Meng Dai, one of Yuan Shao's subordinates, was not on good terms with Shen Pei, so he asked his colleague Jiang Qi to pass a message to Yuan Shao: "Shen Pei has been behaving autocratically and he has strong support from his kinsmen. Now that his two sons have been captured by the enemy, he may think of defecting to the enemy to save his sons." Xin Ping and his colleague Guo Tu agreed with Meng Dai. Yuan Shao thus appointed Meng Dai as his new army supervisor and ordered him to replace Shen Pei as the officer guarding his home base in Ye. In 202, two years after his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Guandu, Yuan Shao died without naming one of his sons as his successor. A power struggle thus broke out between two of his sons, Yuan Tan and Yuan Shang, over the succession. Yuan Shao's followers were divided into two camps: one camp, led by Shen Pei and Pang Ji, supported Yuan Shang and helped him gain control over Ye city; the Yuan brothers waged war against each other. In 203, when Yuan Shang attacked Yuan Tan at Pingyuan County, Guo Tu advised Yuan Tan to make peace with Cao Cao and ally with Cao Cao to counter Yuan Shang.

After Yuan Tan reluctantly agreed, Guo Tu nominated Xin Ping's brother Xin Pi to serve as Yuan Tan's representative to meet Cao Cao. Xin Pi managed to convince Cao Cao to help Yuan Tan. Cao Cao led his forces to Liyang. Earlier on, when conflict first broke out between Yuan Shang and Yuan Tan, Xin Ping's brother Xin Pi accompanied Yuan Tan to Pingyuan County but left his family members behind in Yuan Shang's base at Ye city. Yuan Shang ordered the Xin family to be arrested and imprisoned. In 204, Cao Cao led his forces to attack Yuan Shang at the Battle of Ye; when Cao Cao's forces broke through Ye's defences, Shen Pei, in charge of defending Ye, blamed Xin Pi for the Yuan family's downfall so he ordered his men to execute the Xin family in prison. After Ye fell to Cao Cao's forces, Xin Pi, with Cao Cao at the time, rushed to the prison to free his family but it was too late as all of them were dead. While it is unknown whether Xin Ping was executed along with his family, there is no further mention of him in historical records.

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