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Lezhë is a town and municipality in northwest Albania, in the county with the same name. One of the main strongholds of the Labeates, the earliest of the fortification walls of the city seems to date to the late 4th century BC and to be of native Illyrian construction. On the same site, an ancient Greek colony named; the city was alternatively under Illyrian and Roman rule. The present municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Balldren, Dajç, Kolsh, Lezhë, Shëngjin, Shënkoll and Zejmen, that became municipal units; the seat of the municipality is the town Lezhë. The total population is 65,633, in a total area of 514.97 square kilometres. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 15,510; the town itself is known in Albanian as Lezhë. In Turkish, the town is known in Italian as Alessio; the city dates back to at least 8th century BC. Around 385 BC, Dionysius I of Syracuse founded a Greek colony by the name of Lissos, on a site occupied by Illyrian settlers, as part of a strategy by Dionysius to secure Syracusan trade routes along the Adriatic.

Diodorus calls it a polis. The city was separated into sectors by diateichisma and there are elements of Syracusan architecture in part of its walls. At a time it came under Illyrian rule. In 211 BC, Philip V of Macedon captured the citadel of Akrolissos, Lissos surrendered to him; the town was recovered by the Illyrians. It was in Lissos that Perseus of Macedon negotiated an alliance against Rome with the Illyrian king Gentius, it was from Lissos that Gentius organized his army against the Romans. Lissos maintained a large degree of municipal autonomy under both Macedonian and Illyrian rule, as evidenced by the coins minted there; the city was of some importance in the Roman Civil War, being taken by Marc Antony and remaining loyal to Caesar. In Roman times, the city was part of the province of its name Latinized as Lissus. From 2004 an excavation started around the ancient Acropolis of Lissos and the Skanderbeg Memorial, which revealed Hellenistic and Early Byzantine buildings and other findings.

In Middle Ages Lissus changed masters until the Venetians took possession of it in 1386. It still belonged to them when Skanderbeg died, but In 1478 it fell into the hands of Turks during the siege of Shkodra, with the exception of a short period when it returned to Venetian domination; because it was under the Venetian control, it was chosen in 1444 by George Castrioti as a neutral place for the convention of Albanian, Serbian and other lords of the area aiming at organizing their common defence against the Turks. According to other historians, Lezhë is considered as the site of the League of Lezhë where Skanderbeg united the Albanian princes in the fight against the Ottoman Empire. Skanderbeg was buried in the cathedral of Lezhë, dedicated to Saint Nicholas and used as Selimie Mosque. Lezhë has been known by the Italian form of its name, Alessio and in the 19th century as Alise, Eschenderari, or Mrtav. Today Lezhë is a growing city, its proximity to the port of Shëngjin as well as its location on the national road between the Montenegrin border to the North and Tirana to the South makes it an attractive location for industry and business.

Majority of the people from Lezhë descend from the Zadrima and Malësia/Malësi e madhe regions of northwestern Albania. The people from Zadrima and Mirdita are native to the surrounding area. Whilst the Malësor clans from Malësia, such as Kelmendi, Kastrati etc. had settled Lezhë and surrounding areas around 100–300 years ago. In terms of religion, Lezha has a Catholic majority and a Muslim minority There are urban buses throughout the city and international and national buses. Lezhe has a train station not far from the center; the line ends in Shkodër. It is functonally but not frequently; the main highway in Lezhe is E762. The E762 ends in Shkodër; the Durrës-Kukës Highway intersects with E762 in Milot. The SH32 intersects in to Lezhe coming from Shëngjin; the association football club is KS Besëlidhja Lezhë. Although concerned with football, KS Besëlidhja participates in sports such as wrestling and beach volleyball. Skanderbeg, the National Hero of Albania Anton Kryezezi, Bishop of Lezhë Lekë Dukagjini, prince Jonima family noble family Gjergj Fishta, Catholic priest and poet Ndoc Gjetja, poet Henri Ndreka, soccer player, capped with Albania Robert Grizha, soccer player Erjon Dushku, soccer player Renato Malota, soccer player Ornel Gega, rugby union player Lezha Online News Shengjini Travel & Tourism Municipality of Lezha Adristorical Lands EU Tourism Project timetables for Lezha


Acid-sensing ion channel 4 known as amiloride-sensitive cation channel 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ASIC4 gene. The ASIC4 gene is one of the five paralogous genes that encode proteins that form trimeric acid-sensing ion channels in mammals; the cDNA of this gene was first cloned in 2000. The ASIC genes have splicing variants; these genes are expressed in the central and peripheral nervous system. ASICs can form both heterotrimeric channels; this gene encodes a member of the ASIC/ENaC superfamily of proteins. The members of this family are amiloride-sensitive sodium channels that contain intracellular N and C termini, 2 hydrophobic transmembrane regions, a large extracellular loop, which has many cysteine residues with conserved spacing; the TM regions are symbolized as TM1 and TM2. The pore of the channel through which ions selectively flow from the extracellular side into the cytoplasm is formed by the three TM2 regions of the trimer. Human ASIC4 genome location and ASIC4 gene details page in the UCSC Genome Browser.

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St. Luke's School (Connecticut)

St. Luke's School is a private, secular, co-educational day school founded in 1928 and situated on a 40-acre campus in New Canaan, Connecticut. St. Luke's offers a college-preparatory curriculum for grades 5 through 12, with a diverse student body of 553 from 20 towns in Connecticut and New York. St. Luke's operates radio station WSLX. Paul Dalio, screenwriter and composer John Henson, comedian and TV host. Olivia Palermo, socialite from The City. Zachary Cole Smith, frontman of DIIV. Noel Thomas Jr. wide receiver of Ottawa Redblacks Cameron Wilson, professional golfer Digital Sentinel School Website

Sally Read

Sally Read is a British poet and writer and former psychiatric nurse. Sally Read attended Tavistock Comprehensive School, she received a BA from Open University and an MA from the University of South Dakota. Read shared the Eric Gregory Award in 2001, her first collection, The Point of Splitting, was shortlisted for the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection prize. A selection of her works, Punto della Rottura, is available in Italian. A lifelong atheist, Read converted to Catholicism in 2010, she wrote a book about Night's Bright Darkness. Read is a poet in residence at The Hermitage of the Three Holy Hierarchs, an eparchial-rite form of consecrated life under the jurisdiction of Bishop Bryan Bayda, the Eparch of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw, of the group, played a role in her conversion. Read lives with her daughter in Santa Marinella; the Point of Splitting Broken Sleep The Day Hospital Night's Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story Annunciation: A Call to Faith in a Broken World Official website


WJZ-FM, branded on-air as 105.7 The Fan, is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Catonsville, Maryland. The station is owned by Entercom through licensee Entercom License, LLC and broadcasts a sports format with local shows most of the day and programming from CBS Sports Radio during the evening and overnight hours. Studios are located in Towson, Maryland while the transmitter is located in Baltimore's Frankford neighborhood at; the call letters WJZ-FM were used on what is now WPLJ in New York City from its founding in 1948 to 1953 when the station became WABC-FM, alongside WABC-TV and WABC. The call letters "WJZ" were created by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the direct predecessor to the current CBS Corporation. Westinghouse was the owner of WJZ radio in Newark, New Jersey from 1921 to 1923, before it moved to New York; the "JZ" in the call sign referred to New Jersey. The WJZ call letters have been used in Baltimore since 1957, when WAAM was renamed to WJZ-TV, an ABC Network affiliate, changed to CBS in 1995.

WJZ-FM signed on in 1961 as WCBC-FM. The station was purchased in the late'60s by Key Broadcasting; the FM station was paired with a country AM station, WBMD owned by Key. In 1970, the FM's format became hard rock with country during the day. On July 5, 1971, the station's call sign was changed to WKTK and the format shifted to all progressive rock music. From 1977 to 1979, WKTK played disco music, but changed to oldies with the decline of disco. In 1982, the call letters became WQSR as the station planned to join Super Radio, a new national music network to be operated by ABC. Shortly before Super Radio's scheduled launch, ABC decided not to go forward with the network. WQSR kept its new call letters. WQSR was sold to Sconnix Broadcasting in 1988 and continued playing oldies music; the station was sold to Infinity Radio in 1993 passed on to CBS Radio in 1997. On September 8, 2001, at 6 a.m. WQSR moved to WXYV's 102.7 FM frequency to broadcast on a better signal. After two days of simulcasting, at 3 p.m. on September 10th, 105.7 FM became the new home for WXYV, with an Urban contemporary music format known as "X105.7."

The call letter swap between the two stations became official 4 days later. Both stations were owned by Infinity Broadcasting; the morning show was a simulcast of former V103 and 92Q personality Frank Ski's morning show, originating from WVEE in Atlanta. However, X105.7 failed to compete against WERQ-FM, which resulted in WXYV flipping to hot talk on March 10, 2003. The station was an affiliate for the Don and Mike Show; the station adopted the name "Live 105.7", which would change to "105.7 Free FM" in 2006, "Baltimore's FM Talk 105.7" in 2007 after CBS phased out the Free FM branding nationwide. Meanwhile, Infinity Broadcasting saw an unexpected public reaction to their decision to change the format of 99.1 FM in Washington. The story was covered by local TV stations for many days afterwards, mentioned nationally by The Washington Post, The Howard Stern Show, The Today Show; the corporate offices of Infinity Broadcasting in New York City were flooded with phone calls and e-mails from irate listeners.

An online petition protesting the format change gathered tens of thousands of signatures in only a few days. Media attention was attracted by a public protest in downtown Washington, outside a skate shop where WHFS maintained a remote storefront studio in its last few months. WHFS' main competitor, DC101, paid tribute to the station, airing many memories of WHFS from its DJs and listeners. Infinity Broadcasting responded by resurrecting the WHFS format on nights and weekends at 105.7, beginning at 7 p.m. on January 21, 2005 with former WHFS afternoon DJ Tim Virgin. The station rebranded itself as "The Legendary HFS, Live on 105.7". HFS2 and Locals Only with Neci remain WHFS's only ties to its original format. In 2006, WHFS began to broadcast a digital signal for radios using the new HD Radio technology, launched an all-music station named "HFS2" on its second HD Radio channel; the station focuses on new alternative rock and indie rock, has no DJs or commercials. On January 19, 2007, the online stream of "HFS2" was launched with the slogan "What You've Been Missing" hinting at the death of HFS music on the regular 105.7 frequency.

On Thursday, November 1, 2007, Neci Crowder began broadcasting on HFS2 from 8am to 1 pm. This marked the first time a live DJ has been heard on HFS2. On November 3, 2008, WHFS flipped to a sports talk format, branded as "105.7 The Fan." Along with the format change came a new callsign: WJZ-FM. The new station has Ed Norris and Rob Long in the morning drive, Bob Haynie and Vinny Cerrato, Scott Garceau and Jeremy Conn ("Scott Garceau Show" from 2 to 6 PM. WJZ-FM retained WHFS' status as the flagship radio station for Baltimore Orioles baseball and Maryland Terrapins football and men's basketball; the WHFS call sign landed on 1580 AM one week later. Orioles broadcasts moved from WJZ-FM back to WBAL in 2011. B

American Airpower Museum

The American Airpower Museum is an aviation museum located on the former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York. It maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history; the museum has many static displays which include a Republic F-84 first generation jet fighter, a rare example of the swept-wing RF-84F reconnaissance variant, a Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The last production aircraft was the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II; the museum has a group of volunteers which includes both former Republic workers and veterans of all branches of the military. A flight experience is available on board a C-47 aircraft which flew during the Normandy invasion on D-Day; the museum was established in 1998 as the American Museum for the Preservation of Historic Aircraft. It was founded by Jeff Clyman with a $250,000 grant from the state. For several years the Federal Aviation Administration had been pursuing a $10.6 million plan to tear down the 35,000-square-foot hangar built around 1940 and replace it with a safety apron at the end of a north-south runway to provide more room for emergency stops.

In March 2011 Democrats Charles Schumer and Steve Israel said that the FAA stated it was not necessary for the hangar to be torn down, but if it were, federal money could be used to help relocate the hangar to a proposed location farther south along New Highway. List of aerospace museums American Airpower Museum - Official site