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Kiev

Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River, its population in July 2015 was 2,887,974. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific and cultural center of Eastern Europe, it is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, historical landmarks. The city has an extensive system including the Kiev Metro; the city's name is said to derive from the name of one of its four legendary founders. During its history, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of prominence and obscurity; the city existed as a commercial center as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, until its capture by the Varangians in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the first East Slavic state. Destroyed during the Mongol invasions in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come.

It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours, first Lithuania Poland and Russia. The city prospered again during the Russian Empire's Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century. In 1918, after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from Soviet Russia, Kiev became its capital. From 1921 onwards Kiev was a city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, proclaimed by the Red Army, from 1934, Kiev was its capital; the city was completely ruined during World War II but recovered in the postwar years, remaining the Soviet Union's third-largest city. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukrainian independence in 1991, Kiev remained Ukraine's capital and experienced a steady influx of ethnic Ukrainian migrants from other regions of the country. During the country's transformation to a market economy and electoral democracy, Kiev has continued to be Ukraine's largest and wealthiest city, its armament-dependent industrial output fell after the Soviet collapse, adversely affecting science and technology, but new sectors of the economy such as services and finance facilitated Kiev's growth in salaries and investment, as well as providing continuous funding for the development of housing and urban infrastructure.

Kiev emerged as the most pro-Western region of Ukraine. Kiev is the traditional and most used English name for the city. Kyiv is used by the city, it is gaining in frequency in English-language sources; as a prominent city with a long history, its English name was subject to gradual evolution. The spelling Kiev was derived from the Old East Slavic form Kyjevŭ; the name is associated with that of the legendary eponymous founder of the city. Early English sources use various names, including Kiou, Kiew, Kiovia. On one of the oldest English maps of the region, Moscoviae et Tartariae published by Ortelius the name of the city is spelled Kiou. On the 1650 map by Guillaume de Beauplan, the name of the city is Kiiow, the region was named Kÿowia. In the book Travels, by Joseph Marshall, the city is called Kiovia; the form Kiev corresponds to Russian orthography and pronunciation, during a time when Kiev was in the Russian Empire. In English, Kiev was used in print as early as in 1804 in John Cary's "New map of Europe, from the latest authorities" in Cary's new universal atlas published in London.

Mary Holderness's travelogue New Russia: Journey from Riga to the Crimea by way of Kiev was published in 1823. The Oxford English Dictionary included Kiev in a quotation by 1883, Kyiv in 2018. Kyiv is the romanized version of the name of the city used in modern Ukrainian. After Ukraine's 1991 independence, the Ukrainian government introduced the national rules for transliteration of geographic names into the Latin alphabet for legislative and official acts in October 1995, according to which the Ukrainian name Київ is romanized as Kyiv; these rules are applied for place names and addresses, as well as personal names in passports, street signs, so on. In 2018, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine launched a worldwide online campaign called #CorrectUA promoting the use of current official Ukrainian place-name spellings; the place name Kyiv is standardized in the authoritative database of Ukraine's toponyms maintained by Ukraine's mapping agency Derzhheokadastr. The United Nations GEGN Geographical Names Database uses Kyiv.

The United States Board on Geographic Names changed its standard transliteration in October 2006 and updated the conventional name of the city in June 2019, in its database used by the US government and influencing other international bodies. The International Air Transport Association updated its spelling to Kyiv in October 2019. Kyiv is used by the European Union, all English-speaking foreign diplomatic missions, several international organizations. Many English-language news sources have adopted Kyiv in their style guides, including media in Ukraine, the Associated Press and Canadian Press news services, the CBC, The Economist, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, the BBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times. Alternative romanizations used in English-language sources include Kyïv (according to the ALA–LC roma

Liverpool Privateers

The Liverpool Privateers are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The Privateers play in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League, and are the 2006 Don Johnson Cup Maritime Junior B Champions. They were established based in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2005, as the Bay Ducks, the Privateers have been one of the more dominant teams in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. In their first season, the Ducks made it all the way to the NSJHL final where they lost to the Antigonish Bulldogs. Due to Newfoundland electing not to send a champion to the 2006 Don Johnson Cup the Ducks were allowed to take the NL seed. Taking full advantage, the Ducks started the tournament with a 5-1 win over the host Kensington Vipers, they dropped a 1-0 decision to the Island Junior Hockey League Champion Sherwood Falcons. In their final round robin game, the Ducks defeated Antigonish 5-3 to clinch first in the round robin and a bye directly into the tournament final; the Ducks again met Antigonish in the final and dispatched them 5-3 to win their first and only Don Johnson Cup.

After a 22-8-4 record during the 2010-11 regular season and a second-place finish, the Ducks would win their first league playoff championship. At the 2011 Don Johnson Cup in Montague, Prince Edward Island, the Ducks would finish the round robin in third place with a record of two wins, a loss, a regulation tie; the Ducks defeated the Tri County River Cats of the New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League 2-1 to open the tournament. In their second game, the Ducks defeated the St. John's Jr. Celtics of the St. John's Junior Hockey League 6-4. On the final day of the round robin, the Ducks played two games, first dropping a 9-6 decision to the Island Junior Hockey League's Kensington Vipers and finished with a 4-3 overtime loss to the host Montague Maniacs; the Ducks met the Kensington Vipers again in the tournament semi-final and dropped a 4-3 double overtime decision to them to end any hope of a second Don Johnson Cup for that season. Prior to the commencement of the 2014-15 season the Bay Ducks relocated to Liverpool, Nova Scotia and re-branded their team name to the Privateers.

Eastern Canada Jr B Championships Advanced to Don Johnson Cup as a replacement for Newfoundland champion. Liverpool Privateers Official Site

Mario Domm

Mario Alberto Domínguez Zarzar, Aka Mario Domm, is a Mexican singer and record producer. A founding member of the pop rock band Camila, he has won four Latin Grammy Awards. During his career, he has placed 14 singles at the top position of the Mexican charts as well as on other countries, he has sold more than three million records, more than four million tickets and has given more than 500 concerts in 21 countries in America and Asia. The Elypse Tour is one of the most extensive tours, he has collaborated with the likes of Marco Antonio Solís, Alejandro Sanz, Alejandro Fernández, Kenny G, Abraham Mateo, Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, Fito Páez, Colbie Caillat, Pepe Aguilar, Alejandra Guzmán, Thalía, Jessy & Joy, Sin Bandera, Reyli, The Sacados, Carlos Rivera, Alessandra Amoroso, Wanessa Camargo, OV7. He was born in Torreón, where he spent his adolescence. At age 17, he moved to Mexico City, he studied at Mexico's National Music School in 2002 he signed his first record contract with Sony Music Mexico where he released his first solo record called Mexi-Funky-Music.

He continued his career as singer and composer and produced successful records by the like of Kalimba, Aerosoul. Produced popular songs such as "Desde que Llegate " with vocals from Reyli Barba and "Si tu no estas aqui" by Sin Bandera, he returned to the musical scene in 2006 with the pop rock group Camila, formed by Pablo Hurtado and Samo with whom he recorded 2 records: Todo Cambió, produced by Mario was one of the most important releases of 2006. That same year he was awarded with the Exito SACM award for the song "Tocando Fondo" as one of the most listened songs in 2005 sang by Kalimba, and Camila was nominated for a Grammy for the Single "Todo Cambió". In 2007 the songs "Coleccionista de canciones" & "Quiero estar Contigo" received an Exito SACM Award. In 2008 another two songs composed by Mario: "Todo Cambió" and "Solo para Ti" from the Todo Cambió album, received the same award In 2009 he received another Éxito SACM Award for the song "Yo Quiero" and in 2009 another one forng "Causa y Efecto" co-written by Mónica Velez).

Sang by Paulina Rubio. On 2009 the first single for their second album, Dejarte de Amar is released. In 2014 Camila released their third record titled Elypse, transforming themselves from a Trio to a Duo. Today Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado the only members of Camila. In 2010, Dejarte Amar was the Highest Selling Album in Mexico. Dejarte Amar earned a Diamond Record for selling more than 300,000 copies. Further, in Mexico the album has spent eight weeks at number-one and 70 non-consecutive weeks within the top ten. At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2010, the band earned three awards, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for the song "Mientes" and Best Pop Vocal Album by a Group. Since her first three releases, Camila has sold more than 3 million records and has had nearly 500 shows in 21 countries; the Elypse Tour has been one of the most extensive for a Latin American artist. In 2012 they sold out Foro Sol in a memorable concert. Multiple platinum and Gold Awards in Mexico, Latin America and United States.

4 Latin American Grammy Awards: including Best album, Song of the year and Record of the year and Best Contemporary Pop vocal Record.4 Latin Billboard Award: Top Latin Albums – Artist Of The Year, Latin Pop Airplay – Artist of the Year, Latin Pop Album Duo or Group and Latin Pop Song of the year "Decidiste Dejarme".2 Los 40 Principales Awards Best Mexican Group and Best song "Mientes".7 Monitor Latino Awards: Album Of The Year, Hot Song Of The Year "Mientes" Album group of the year, Song of the Year, Group of the Year, Composer of the Year, Camila was the most awarded artist by Monitor Latino band of the year. Two Telehit Awards: Best Pop Group and Best Song "Mientes". 1 Orgullosamente Latino Award: Group of the Year.2 Oye Awards: Album of the Year and Group of the Year.3 Lo Nuestro Awards Best Album Pop: Best Song "Mientes" and Best pop Group. Juventud Awards: Best Melodramatic Song "Mientes". 4 nominations to Latin Grammy Awards for Elypse: Recording of the Year for the song "Decidiste Dejarme".

Won Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Vocal Pop album Elypse. 2015 for the Grammy Awards – Best Latin Album. Nominated for Lo Nuestro Awards 2015: Pop Rock Duo or Group of the year. Won Lo Nuestro Awards 2015 Group of the Year. Nominated for the 2015 Billboard Awards: Latin Pop Song of the year "Decidiste Dejarme". Won 2015 Billboard Award: Latin Pop Song of the Ye