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Lubusz Voivodeship

Lubusz Voivodeship, or Lubusz Province, is a voivodeship in western Poland. It was created on January 1, 1999, out of the former Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998; the province's name recalls the historic Lubusz Land, although parts of the voivodeship belong to the historic regions of Silesia, Greater Poland and Lusatia. Until 1945, it formed the Neumark within the Prussian Province of Brandenburg; the functions of regional capital are shared between two cities: Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra. Gorzów serves as the seat of the centrally appointed voivode or governor, while Zielona Góra is the seat of the elected regional assembly and the executive elected by that assembly, headed by a marshal; the region is flat, with many lakes and woodlands. In the south, around Zielona Góra, grapes are cultivated. Lubusz Voivodeship borders West Pomeranian Voivodeship to the north, Greater Poland Voivodeship to the east, Lower Silesian Voivodeship to the south, Germany to the west.

By conquest the first leaders of the Polans, Mieszko I and Boleslaw I added a number of surrounding territories to the newly established core Polish state, Lebus Land or Lubusz in Lusatia came under Polish rule. Part of the historic province was located on the western bank of the Oder River, where the main settlement Lubusz known as the German town of Lebus, was located. In 1226 Lebus Land came under direct jurisdiction of the Holy Roman Empire, around 1250 it was acquired by the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg; the Lebus Land stayed with Brandenburg throughout (as Electorate within the Holy Roman Empire until 1806, as Prussian Province of Brandenburg since 1815, with Prussia as part of the new Empire of Germany since 1871 and thereafter as a part of the newly created Weimar Republic. In 1945, the conquest of eastern Germany by the Soviet Red Army was followed by the redrawing of Poland's borders; the east part of the Lubusz region was transferred to Poland, where in communist propaganda it was referred to as part of the "Regained" or "Recovered Territories".

That part of the population which had not fled west of the Oder or been killed was expelled, replaced by Poles from central and former eastern Poland. In the administrative reforms of 1998, the original proposals made no provision for a separate Lubusz voivodeship – Gorzów would have been part of West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Zielona Góra would have been in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, other parts of the region were assigned to Greater Poland Voivodeship. However, as a result of popular protests, these proposals were amended to increase the number of voivodeships to 16, leading to the creation of Lubusz Voivodeship; the voivodeship contains 42 towns. These are listed below in descending order of population: Lubusz Voivodeship is divided into 14 counties: 2 city counties and 12 land counties; these are further divided into 83 gminas. The counties are listed in the following table. Protected areas in Lubusz Voivodeship include eight Landscape Parks; these are listed below. Drawa National Park Ujście Warty National Park Ujście Warty Landscape Park Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park Gryżyna Landscape Park Krzesin Landscape Park Łagów Landscape Park Muskau Bend Landscape Park Przemęt Landscape Park Pszczew Landscape Park Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów German exonyms Polish Government Link, Lands conquered by Mieszko I and Boleslaw I Official website of Lubusz Voivodeship - Tourism in Lubuskie - TURYSTYKA

Sergio Apostol

Sergio Apostol is a Filipino politician. Apostol, a Roman Catholic, graduated from the Ateneo Law School and was a member of the Ateneo Law Journal, he passed the Philippine Bar exams in 1958. He was the City Fiscal for Quezon City, Regional Trial Court Judge, Philippine Congressman for the 2nd District of Leyte, Chairman and CEO of PNOC and Cabinet Secretary. In 2008, Sergio Apostol was Chief Presidential Legal Counsel for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On October 8, 2008, Eduardo Ermita confirmed Apostol's resignation, effective October 30, to prepare for his candidacy, for Leyte congressional seat, in the 2010 Philippine general election. Apostol is a member of the board of Union Bank and the legal consultant of the SSS’ Social Security Commission. After winning his district's seat as a Lakas-CMD party candidate of Arroyo, Apostol switched allegiance to the Liberal party of Benigno Aquino, the winner of the 2010 Presidential election; as Arroyo's Presidential Legal Counsel, Apostol engineered the pardon of Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo government thought of an amnesty for Estrada in hope of "reconciling with the opposition" and "unifying the country." "Office of the President Website - Other Officials - Sergio A. F. Apostol". Philippine Government. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2008-02-26

Solar power in Idaho

Solar power in Idaho comprises 478 MW. Rooftops can provide 26.4% of all electricity used in Idaho from 4,700 MW of solar panels. The low average cost of hydro-electricity makes Idaho one of the last states in the country to reach grid parity. However, in January 2015, there were 461 MW of solar power contracted to be built in Idaho which would give the state more solar capacity per capita than any other state. Net metering is limited to 25 kW for residential users, 100 kW for commercial users, other than for Avista Utilities customers, where the limit for all users is 100 kW; the City of Boise is planning on building a 20 MW solar plant near the Boise Airport, at a cost of $45 million. A 20 MW solar power plant, Grand View Solar One, in Grand View, Idaho was not built. Construction of Grand View Solar One was expected to be completed by January 12, 2013. Grand View Solar Two at 108 MW was completed by September 2016. In 2019, Idaho Power contracted a Power Purchase Agreement for a 120 MW solar power station in 2022 at 2.175¢/kWh.

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No. 120 Squadron RAF

Number 120 Squadron or No. CXX Squadron is a squadron of the Royal Air Force, established as a Royal Flying Corps unit late in World War I, disbanded a year after the end of the war re-established as a RAF Coastal Command squadron during World War II. Although disbanded again a month after Victory in Europe Day and after World War II it operated continuously, with maritime patrol aircraft; the squadron was disbanded again the following year. No. 120 Squadron stood up again in April 2018 at RAF Lossiemouth and became the first squadron to be equipped with the Boeing Poseidon MRA1 anti-submarine warfare aircraft on 31 October 2019. No. 120 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps was formed at Cramlington on 1 January 1918, as a day bomber unit and was planned to be equipped with Airco DH.9. The First World War ended before it became operational, as the DH.9s were not delivered until October 1918, so No. 120 Squadron spent late 1918 and 1919 flying communication and mail flights in Western Europe until it was disbanded late in 1919.

Reformed as part of Coastal Command in Northern Ireland in 1941 at RAF Nutts Corner, the unit was equipped with the Consolidated Liberator, flying against the U-boat threat in the war in the North Atlantic. The squadron received the first Mark I Liberators in June and began flying nine of them in September from bases in Aldergrove, Northern Ireland and Reykjavik, Iceland; the number of Liberators in September 1942 had increased to six Mark I, two Mark II, three Mark III. No. 120 Squadron remained the only Coastal Command squadron flying VLR Liberators in February 1943 with five Mark I and twelve Mark III. The squadron was successful in this role, sinking 14 U-boats outright; this was the highest kill total in Coastal Command, achieved while flying from Northern Ireland, in support of Operation Overlord – the Allied invasion of France in 1944. 12 October 1942 – U-597 sunk by depth charges from Liberator H piloted by Squadron Leader Terry Bulloch. 15 October 1942 – 5 November 1942 – U-89 damaged near convoy SC 107 8 December 1942 – 10 December 1942 – U-611 sunk near convoy HX 217 by depth charges from Liberator B 8 February 1943 – U-135 damaged near convoy SC 118 15 February 1943 – U-225 sunk by Liberator S near convoy SC 119 21 February 1943 – U-623 sunk near convoy ON 166 by Liberator T 5 April 1943 – U-635 sunk near convoy HX 231 by depth charges from Liberator N 5 April 1943 – U-594 damaged near convoy HX 231 23 April 1943 – U-189 sunk by Liberator V 19 May 1943 – 20 May 1943 – U-258 sunk near convoy SC 130 by depth charges from Liberator P 28 May 1943 – U-304 sunk by depth charges from Liberator E 25 June 1943 – U-200 sunk by Liberator H 20 September 1943 – 4 October 1943 – U-389 sunk by depth charges from Liberator X 8 October 1943 – U-643 sunk near convoy SC 143 in cooperation with No. 86 Squadron RAF 16 October 1943 – U-470 sunk near convoys ONS 20/ON 206 by Liberator Z in cooperation with No. 59 Squadron RAF 17 October 1943 – U-540 sunk near convoys ONS 20/ON 206 by depth charges from Liberator H in cooperation with No. 59 Squadron RAF 6 March 1944 – U-737 damaged by depth charges 9 June 1944 – U-740 credited but postwar assessment indicates damaged but not sunk 29 April 1945 – U-1017 sunk by depth charges from Liberator QAfter the war against Nazi Germany ended in May 1945, the squadron was disbanded on 4 June 1945 at RAF Ballykelly.

The squadron was re-established on 1 October 1946, by renumbering No. 160 Squadron at RAF Leuchars. It was equipped with Avro Lancaster GR.3s, although some Liberators remained on strength until June 1947. A detachment of the squadron moved to Palestine in November 1947, where it carried out searches for illegal immigrant ships until February 1948, when it returned to Britain; the squadron re-equipped with Avro Shackleton MR.1s in April 1951. The squadron began operating from its new base RAF Kinloss on 1 April 1959, it continued operating the MR.2 and MR.3 versions of the Shackleton in the maritime patrol role until February 1971, when it re-equipped with Hawker Siddeley Nimrods, gaining the updated Nimrod MR.2 in 1981. It flew operationally in the Falklands War in 1982 and the Gulf War in 1991. On 31 March 2010, the Nimrod MR.2 was withdrawn from service, the squadron formally disbanded on 26 May 2011. In July 2017, it was announced that No. 120 Squadron would be the first RAF squadron to fly the P-8A Poseidon, based at RAF Lossiemouth.

The first Poseidon MRA1 was delivered to the squadron at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, on 31 October 2019. ZP801, now named Pride of Moray, flew into Kinloss Barracks on 4 February 2020; the aircraft will operate from the base until facilities at RAF Lossiemouth are completed in 2020. List of Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons Squadron history on official RAF website History and more on RAFWeb's "Air of Authority" Aircraft and markings for no. 120 sqn on RAFWeb's "Air of Authority" The 120 Squadron Association

Washington GreenHawks

The Washington GreenHawks were a team of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League based in Washington, D. C.. As the Maryland Nighthawks they were part of the American Basketball Association and a founding member of the Premier Basketball League, in which they played as the Maryland GreenHawks; the team began play in the fall of 2004. The Nighthawks were first located in North Bethesda, Maryland when they joined the ABA. In their first season they finished in third place in the Blue Division with a 15-9 record, they lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Bellevue Blackhawks, 133-120. Entering their second season, owner Tom Doyle relocated the team from Show Place Arena in Prince George's County, Maryland, to Montgomery County, Maryland; the Nighthawks played their home games at the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence of Georgetown Preparatory School on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Celebrity players such as the New England Patriots' Adalius Thomas and former Washington Bullet Gheorghe Muresan suited up for the Nighthawks and played as the "11th man", a unique rule in the ABA that allows celebrities to play in a game for an ABA team.

The Nighthawks finished the 2005-06 season with a record of 25-10. They signed 7' 8¾" Chinese player Sun Mingming, the largest player to play professional basketball in the US. In the playoffs, they faced the Montreal Matrix in the first round, they won 145-114. There, they faced the SoCal Legends, to whom they would lose, 121-123. In the 2006–2007 season, they finished 13-16; this was the first losing record in the franchise's history. This was the first season in which they missed the playoffs. In late 2007, the Maryland Nighthawks left the ABA, they would move on to become one of the charter franchises of the newly formed PBL. For the 2008 season, the Nighthawks signed Tamir Goodman with former player Lawrence Moten now the new head coach, their first season in the PBL would be the worst in their franchise's history as they posted a 6-14 record. As there were only ten teams in the league, they made the playoffs against the 11-9 Wilmington Sea Dawgs, they defeated Wilmington 125-112. In the second round, they went on to face off against the Rochester Razorsharks, who defeated the Nighthawks 123-102, thus ending their season.

On October 10, 2008, the team announced that they would be representing the PBL as the official "Travel Team" of the PBL in China and the Far East. Since the schedule of international play was set to occur concurrently with the PBL regular season, the Nighthawks did not play any regular season games in the United States. On October 26, 2009, the team launched a new website revealing location; the team claimed to be the first green professional sports team, changed their name to the Maryland GreenHawks, moved to Rockville, Maryland. In August, 2010, the ACPBL announced the GreenHawks had joined their league and moved to Washington, changing their name to the Washington GreenHawks; however just two games into the ACPBL season, the GreenHawks announced. Official website

I Lose People...

"I Lose People..." is the fifteenth and penultimate episode of the fourth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series Fear the Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on September 23, 2018 in the United States. Alicia and Charlie find Strand and John. While searching for a boat, they are attacked by gunfire from Martha, but she falls unconscious due to her prior gunshot wound. Alicia and Charlie find and use the SWAT vehicle to cross the lake and rescue Strand and John, with Martha tied up in the back. With no way of escaping from the roof and the streets below overrun with Infected, Morgan leads the group back to the generator room to search for Althea, where they find a note about her escape plan by using the freight elevator; the group escapes the hospital via the freight elevator, but Morgan stays behind to cause a distraction to clear their escape route. Morgan goes back to the roof and tosses an Infected corpse over, landing on a car and setting off its alarm. However, he is still stuck on the roof with a dying Jim.

Alicia's group joins up with the others after getting their location over the walkie. They use a fire truck ladder to get Morgan off the roof. With little time left before he succumbs to his bite wound, Jim leaps from the roof onto a vehicle to set off its alarm and draw the Infected away from the others. Everyone realize Martha has vanished. Morgan suggests they head to Virginia; that night back at the hospital, Martha takes him to go after Morgan. The episode received mixed reviews. Den of Geek rated the episode 3 out of 5 stars. On Rotten Tomatoes, "I Lose People..." garnered a 50% rating with an average score of 6.67/10 based on 8 reviews. The episode was seen by 2.03 million viewers in the United States on its original air date, above the previous episodes ratings of 1.87 million viewers. I Lose People... at AMC.com I Lose People... at IMDb