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Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pines is a city in southern Broward County, United States. The city is located 23 miles north of Miami. Pembroke Pines' current population is estimated at 170,712 as of 2017; the city had a population of 154,750 as of the 2010 census, making it the second-most populous city in Broward County after Fort Lauderdale, the 11th-most populous in Florida. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015. Pembroke Pines was incorporated on January 16, 1960; the city's name, Pembroke Pines, is traced back to Sir Edward J. Reed, a Member of Britain's Parliament for the County of Pembroke from 1874 to 1880, who in 1882 formed the Florida Land and Mortgage Company to purchase from Hamilton Disston a total of 2 million acres of swampland located throughout the southern half of Florida. A road put through one of the tracts came to be known as Pembroke Road; when incorporating the city, Walter Smith Kipnis, who would become the city's first mayor, suggested the name Pembroke Pines because of the pine trees growing near Pembroke Road.

The first inhabitants of the area were American Indians. Skeletal remains of animal hunters dating back about 10,000 years were found around Broward County, showing that human beings had lived in the area earlier; the town started as agricultural land occupied by dairy farms and grew after World War II as servicemen were retiring, including large eastern sections that were part of the Waldrep Dairy Farm, including the present day Pembroke Lakes Mall. The first two subdivisions were called Pembroke Pines. One of the first homes in the city belonged to Kipnis, the city's first mayor, was built in 1956, it was known as the "Village of Pembroke Pines" and was incorporated into a village in 1959. Builders contested the incorporation, so a legal battle ensued concerning the boundaries of the new municipality. City services were added in the 1960s with the building of the first fire department building near North Perry Airport. However, University Drive was the western edge of habitable land for residents.

In January 1960, Pembroke Pines held another election, the village became a city. This small property was less than a square mile and was between Hollywood Boulevard and SW 72nd Avenue, had the Florida Turnpike to the east. Pembroke Pines sought to give citizens involvement so they organized the Pembroke Pines Civic Association; the square-mile city was unable to expand due to North Perry Airport and the South Florida State Hospital. Joseph LaCroix, a developer, had his 320 acres of land north of Pines Boulevard annexed to the city; this gave a new pathway to proceed westward. In 1977, a maximum security prison known as the Broward Correctional Institution was built in the northwestern part of town; this facility closed in 2012. In 1980, property from Flamingo Road to U. S. 27 was incorporated into Pembroke Pines. This expansion included the property, C. B. Smith Park as well as what was once the Hollywood Sportatorium and the Miami-Hollywood Motorsports Park. At this time, I-75 was extended through the city.

In May 1977, the Grateful Dead put on a storied performance at the Sportatorium. Many Deadheads consider the version of "Sugaree" played during the first set to be the band's — and guitarist Jerry Garcia's — finest performance of the song; the city's rapid population growth in the mid- to late 1990s was part of the effect of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Thousands of southern Miami-Dade County residents moved northward to Broward County, many to Pembroke Pines; the resulting boom ranked the City of Pembroke Pines third in a list of "Fastest Growing Cities" in the United States in 1999. Over the years, the increase in population has caused the need for schools. In 2003, Charles W. Flanagan High School had close to 6,000 students, making it the most populated high school in Florida. In response to Broward County's need to keep up with demands, Mayor Alex Fekete and City Manager Charles Dodge started a Charter School System; as of 2006, Pembroke Pines had the largest Charter School System in the county.

The city is home to campuses for Broward Community College and Florida International University. The city's population has grown from 65,452 in 1990 to 157,594 in 2011. In 2001, Pembroke Pines was home to the most dangerous road intersection in the United States, according to State Farm Insurance. A bond initiative was passed by city residents to allow the city to begin construction to redesign the intersection; the intersection has since been expanded with additional east/west Pines Boulevard lanes. Over the past decade as developers expanded Pembroke Pines westward, more hurricanes have affected the city and its residents. In 1999 Hurricane Irene dumped up to 16 inches of rain in the city; the western communities, such as Chapel Trail and Silver Lakes, saw an estimated 19 inches. In 2004, Hurricane Frances and Jeanne passed to the north but brought tropical storm-force winds and left minor tree and shrub damage; the 2005 hurricane season left a mark on the city. Hurricane Katrina passed directly over the city as a category one storm.

In its wake, it left some damage such as downed power lines and trees in the Chapel Trail and Silver Lakes developments. In late October Hurricane Wilma's eye passed about 20 miles toward the north of the city, which saw the strongest winds its residents had experienced in decades; the strongest wind recorded in the city was a 92-mile-per-hour sustained wind, with a 101-mile-per-hour wind gust. Most of the city was left without power for days, lights at intersections had been destroy

Britannia Depicta

Britannia Depicta was an illustrated road atlas for Britain. It was printed in numerous editions over many decades from 1720 into the 19th century and updated with engravings by many artisans who worked from drawings of other artists, it featured strip maps. The atlas was based on the earlier work of John Ogilby who published the first British road atlas in 1675. Britannia Depicta was printed in 1720 by Emanuel Bowen and John Owen's firm Owen, it was one of Bowen's earliest works. A road atlas, it contains two hundred and seventy three road maps along with drawings of landmarks and miniature county maps of each of the counties of England and Wales, it followed on John Ogilby's original with updated style of heraldic detail. It was an unusual feature of the atlas that the maps were engraved on both sides of each page, this resulted in a handier-sized book. Cadell & Davies published its own editions of the Britannia Depicta atlas over many years, with accompanying descriptions by Samuel Lysons. Engraved plates for their Britannia Depicta are dated 1803–1818.

The Quarterly Review of 1816 reported. Landscapes by Joseph Farington were included in Cadell and Davies' six-volume "modernisation" of the illustrated atlas, his contributions include topographical Views in other views. He depicted Devon for a 7th edition and had his drawings engraved but they were never published. Engravers who worked on the Cadell & Davies editions include: William Byrne William Angus 1752–1821 M. S. Barenger John Byrne, 1786–1847 Letitia Byrne 1779–1849 William Byrne 1743–1805 George Cooke 1781–1834 Frederick Rudolph Hay 1784–? John Landseer 1769–1852 Samuel Middiman ca. 1750–1831 James Neagle 1760?–1822 Charles Pye 1777–1864 John Pye 1782–1874 John Scott 1774–1827 Thomas Woolnoth, 1785–1857 William Woolnoth 1780–1837 Illustrations in the Cadell & Davies editions were made by artists including: William Alexander 1767–1816 John Byrne 1786–1847 Joseph Farington 1747–1821 Thomas Hearne 1744–1817 Frederick Nash 1782–1856 John Powell, 1780-ca. 1833 Robert Smirke 1752–1845 John Smith William Turner J. M. W. Turner, 1775–1851 John Varley 1778–1842 Thomas Webster 1800–1886

Arasu (2003 film)

Arasu is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language action masala film written and directed by Suresh and produced by Babu Raaja. The film features R. Sarathkumar and Simran in the lead roles, while Sai Kumar, Riyaz Khan, Delhi Ganesh play supporting roles; the score and soundtrack was composed by Mani Sharma. The film was declared as a super-hit at the box office, it was remade in Kannada as Indra with Darshan reprising the dual roles played by Kumar. The movie starts with Thirunavukkarasu murdering a person in Mumbai. Soon, the story shifts to Kumbakonam. Arasu’s calm nature and responsible behavior impresses everyone in the locality. Meera, Venu Shastri’s daughter, falls in love with Arasu. One day, Arasu gets angered, he kills the criminal with the help of a few men. Everyone in Kumbakonam gets shocked upon knowing. Arasu meets Venu Shastri’s family to disclose the truth. A flashback is shown where Arasu is the only son of Nataraj, fondly called as Periyavar by his followers in Chennai. Periyavar is a good-natured don striving hard for the welfare of the poor and slum dwellers in Chennai.

He is married to Sivagami. Sabapathy is a rich business tycoon. Trouble erupts between Sabapathy and Periyavar, following which Sabapathy is arrested and sentenced to imprisonment for his illegal activities which led to the deaths of a few young girls; as a means of revenge, Sabapathy's brother and his henchmen kill Sivagami. Arasu vows revenge against Sabapathy and his men. Hearing this, Venu Shastri and Meera understand Arasu’s position and decide to save him by not disclosing his whereabouts to policemen. Despite all the attempts by police to arrest Arasu, he kills Sabapathy and surrenders to the police, he gets released after five years. In the end, he comes to meet Meera, both get united; these 5 songs in Arasu are composed by Mani Sharma. The film marked the debut of Suresh who had worked with directors like N. Maharajan and Lingusamy. Most of the shooting took place in and around the temple areas. Other locations were Kolkata. A fight scene was picturised at the Kumbakonam market area. Five cameras were used and it took ten days to shoot the fight scene.

The scene choreographed by Peter Hayen and canned by cinematographer Y. N. Murali, was shot amidst a large crowd including the hero, some stuntmen, character artistes and the locals. Close-up shots of the fight scene was shot again in Chennai Studio where a set resembling the market place was erected. After this film, Suresh again collaborated with Sarath Kumar for films like Nam Naadu. Sify wrote:"the narration is told in a gripping fashion with all the essential ‘masalas’ like punchy dialogues, song ‘n’ dance and item numbers". Balaji wrote:"The movie presents the revenge tale in the style of Rajnikanth's Baashha and is quite entertaining"

Christchurch Club

The Christchurch Club is a historic gentlemen's club in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The older of the two Christchurch clubs, it was founded by rural landholders in 1856; the Christchurch Club simply known as The Club, was founded by wealthy runholders in 1856. At first, premises were rented in Durham Street for members. Benjamin Mountfort, Christchurch's pre-eminent architect, was engaged to design the club's building for the site adjacent to Latimer Square on Worcester Street; the design is unusual and unique for Mountfort, is thought to be a compromise between an Italian Palazzo architecture preferred by the club members that can be found in the Travellers and Reform Clubs in London, Mountfort's preference for a Gothic architecture. The chosen Italian Villa style was seen as informal yet elegant and rural; the building was erected in 1861–62. Due to the composition of its membership, the Christchurch Club was "an informal seat of power in nineteenth century Canterbury"; the building was registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust on 2 April 1985 as a Category I historic place.

The Christchurch Club building suffered significant damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, as of April 2016 operates out of the George Hotel while the historic premises are under repair. There have been a number of attempts over the decades for the two Christchurch clubs to merge again, the last such proposal was discussed in 2013

Mount Conness

Mount Conness is a 12,590 foot mountain in the Sierra Nevada range, to the west of the Hall Natural Area. Conness is on the boundary between the Inyo National Yosemite National Park; the Conness Glacier lies north of the summit. Mount Conness is named for John Conness, a native of Ireland who came to United States in 1836. Conness was the United States Senator from California, he resided in Massachusetts from 1869 until his death in 1909. In 1860 Josiah Dwight Whitney, Jr. was appointed State Geologist of California and he organized the California Geological Survey. Whitney, along with William H. Brewer, Clarence King, James T. Gardiner, Charles F. Hoffmann, Lorenzo G. Yates, Richard D. Cotter and others, made an extensive survey of California, including the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite region. Whitney wrote: "Mount Conness bears the name of a distinguished citizen of California, now a United States Senator, who deserves more than any other person, the credit of carrying the bill, organizing the Geological Survey of California, through the Legislature, and, chiefly to be credited for another great scientific work, the Survey of the 40th Parallel."

Clarence King, a geologist for the Survey and the first to ascend Mount Conness along with James T. Gardiner in 1864, wrote: "I recognized the old familiar summit... and that firm peak with titan strength and brow so square and solid, it seems altogether natural we should have named it for California’s statesman, John Conness." The members of the Whitney Survey were appreciative of Senator Conness for helping their cause. Conness is a training ground for alpine climbing since it utilizes all aspects of mountaineering: trails and glacier trekking. Climbers camp near Tioga Pass and begin the climb at dawn, it takes about a full day to summit. The summit block consists of class 2 scrambling along a knife edge ridge leading to the summit consisting of views to the east of the Conness Glacier and to the west toward Tuolumne Meadows. "Mount Conness". SummitPost.org. "Mount Conness". TheBackcountry.org. "Climbing Mt Conness". WebShots.com. "Climb of Mount Conness - North Ridge". Archived from the original on 2010-07-24.

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2018 Uganda Cup

Uganda Cup 2018 was the 44th season of the main Ugandan football Cup. The competition was won by KCCA FC. SC Bronken 1-3 Vipers SC SC Villa Jogoo 2-0 Hope Doves Lungujja Galaxy 2-2 Mbarara City FC Mbarara FC 0-4 KCCA FC Greaters Masaka 0-2 Police FC Seeta United FC 1-0 Kinrinya Jinja S. S. Onduparaka FC w/o Light S. S. Ntoda 0-3 Soana FC Express FC 6-0 Kachumbala Rock Stars Vura Stars 0-1 Bright Stars FC Proline FC w/o Nkambi Coffee Masavu FC w/o Jinja Municipal Council Hippos Sun City 0-1 BUL FC Busia Fisheries 0-1 UPDF FC URA FC 0-1 Kampala Junior Team FC City Lads 0-3 Kira United FC Bugwere 0-2 Ndejje University FC Ntinda United FC 2-0 Young Elephants Simba FC 0-0 Paidha Black Angels Nabitende FC 0-0 Bumate Pallisa United 0-5 Nymityobola FC Kitara FC 1-1 Koboko Rising Stars Amuka Bright Stars FC 3-1 Saviours FC Synergy FC w/o Bukeda Town Council Doves All Stars FC w/o Agape Rushere FC 2-0 Kamuli Park Kabale Sharp 1-2 Busula FC Kansai Plascon FC 6-1 Buitaba Red Stars Lira United FC w/o Kitaka Kireka United 1-1 Arua Tigers FC Kyetume 0-0 Luwero United FC Vipers SC 3-1 Police FC UPDF FC 1-1 Rushere FC Kansai Plascon FC 2-0 Doves All Stars FC Kitara FC 2-0 Express FC Soana FC 1-1 Ondurapaka FC Water FC 0-1 Seeta United FC Mbarara City FC 3-0 Nabitende FC Simba FC 1-2 KCCA FC Synergy FC 1-0 Masavu FC Kira United FC 2-1 Lira United FC Ndejje University FC 4-1 Ntinda United FC Proline FC 2-1 Luwero United FC Kampala Junior Team 1-0 Arua Tigers FC Busula FC 4-1 Amuka Bright Stars FC BUL FC 1-0 Nymityobola FC SC Villa 2-0 Bright Stars FC Soana FC 2-2 KCCA FC Kampala Junior Team 2-1 BUL FC Busula FC 1-2 Synergy FC UPDF FC 0-0 Proline FC Mbarara City FC 0-3 Kansai Plascon FC Ndejje University FC 0-1 SC Villa Kitara FC 4-0 Seeta United FC Kira United 0-1 Vipers SC Kitara FC 0-1 KCCA FC Kampala Junior Team 0-3 SC Villa Synergy FC 1-0 Proline FC Kansai Plascon FC 0-1 Vipers SC First Legs SC Villa 0-0 Vipers SC Synergy FC 0-1 KCCA FC Second Legs KCCA FC 9-0 Synergy FC Vipers SC 1-0 SC Villa KCCA FC 1-0 Vipers SC Uganda Cup 2018 - RSSSF Uganda Cup 2018 - Soccerway