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Shek Tong Tsui

Shek Tong Tsui is an area in Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. Administratively, it belongs to the Western District; this district is bounded north by the Victoria Harbour, south by Pokfulam Road and Third Street, west by the intersection of Queen's Road West and Belcher's Street. To the east lies Sai Ying Pun and to the west is Kennedy Town. To the south are the slopes of Victoria Peak and High West. While the boundaries are not de jure drawn, they are de facto defined by Collinson Street to the west and Whitty Street to the east; the name Shek Tong Tsui derives from "Shek Tong" in Cantonese. It was located around modern-day Hill Road and The Belcher's, was used by the Hakka people since the 17th century; the area was first settled in 1880 by granite miners. In the early 1900s, Hong Kong Island's brothels were moved from Possession Point in Sheung Wan to this area under orders from the Hong Kong Governor Matthew Nathan; the place thus came to its golden period. During this period, affluent Chinese in Hong Kong came to Shek Tong Tsui for entertainment, numerous Cantonese opera theatres and Cantonese restaurants were founded in the area.

It was known locally in the Cantonese phrase "tong sai fung yuet", which means "good times west of the pond". Brothels in this area inspired numerous novels and Hong Kong films, most notably Rouge, starring Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung; this golden period lasted until the banning of prostitution by the Hong Kong Government in 1935. However, during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the Japanese military government relocated all Chinese brothels to the area, which they renamed Kuramae. Again the area boomed, with about 500 brothels. After the Japanese defeat, the area reverted like the rest of Hong Kong; the prostitution ban returned, all traces of Shek Tong Tsui's amorous history were subsumed by the ensuing decades of urbanisation. A constituency in the Central and Western District is called Shek Tong Tsui, extending as far as Water Street and into Sai Ying Pun. With a population of 17,170, the constituency returns one representative to the district council. Chan Choi-hi was elected in 1999, 2003.

The major housing developments in the ward are: Chong Yip Centre, Dragonfair Garden, Elegant Garden, Kong Chian Tower, Kwan Yick Building Phase I, Wah Ming Centre. The Belcher constituency covers part of Shek Tong Tsui, south of Queens Road West. Yeung Sui Yin was elected in 2003. Wong Chit Man was elected in 1999; the Water Street constituency lies within Shek Tong Tsui. The tram terminus near Whitty Street is one of the termini of Hong Kong Tramways. Bus and minibus services are available along the main streets. HKU Station of the West Island Line, an extension of the existing MTR Island Line, serves this area; the major roads in Shek Tong Tsui are the western ends of Des Voeux Road West and Queen's Road West, Hill Road and part of Pok Fu Lam Road. Connaught Road West is the major access road. Hill Road is a "double decker" road taking traffic downhill from Pok Fu Lam Road to Connaught Road. There are a number of smaller terrace roads, including Yat Fu Lane, Woo Hop Street, Clarence Terrace, Po Tuck Street and South Lane

American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan's first private, not-for-profit institution of higher education. The university is located near the Darul Aman Palace and the Afghan Parliament. Chartered in 2004, the AUAF offers an MBA program, four undergraduate degree programs, pre-college preparation and continuing education and professional development training; the idea for the American University of Afghanistan began in 2002 with Dr. Sharif Fayez Afghan Minister of Higher Education. During his time as minister, he proposed the creation of Afghanistan's first-ever private university; the following year in an address before UNESCO U. S. First Lady Laura Bush announced her support of educational initiatives in Afghanistan; the U. S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad inspired from his own experience at the American University of Beirut, encouraged the establishment of the American University of Afghanistan; the Afghanistan High Commission for Private Investment offered leases on two parcels of land totaling 55.354 acres in the Darulaman area of Kabul until 2103.

In addition, the American University of Afghanistan corporation was chartered in the State of Delaware, under the leadership of Dr. Jacob van Lutsenburg Maas, who became the non-profit corporation's President, to receive these leases. In 2007, the non-profit corporation became a tax-exempt 501 3 organization. A charter for the establishment of the American University of Afghanistan was granted on July 26, 2004, by the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education, under Article 46, Chapter 2 of the new Afghan Constitution and Article 445 of the Civil Code. A feasibility study was initiated by the Coordinating Council of International Universities, based in the United States, to recommend an institutional framework. In December 2004, the inaugural meeting of the Board of Trustees convened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where Dr. Fayez was elected President pro tempore, serving in this capacity until April 2007, when he was named "founder" by the new president, he continue to lobby the Afghan government on the university's behalf, served as an adviser to the current president, maintained an office on campus until his death in Feb 2019 In March 2005 U.

S. First Lady Laura Bush visited the site and announced a substantial grant from the United States Agency for International Development to launch the institution. USAID continues to be the primary financial backer of the organization as it pursues sources of private funding; the first students of the American University of Afghanistan enrolled in March 2006. They began with classes to improve their English study skills. By September of that year, the university began offering its first credit-bearing undergraduate courses; the Professional Development Institute was launched in the same year, providing adult professional courses and adult professional level programs. On June 8, 2008, Mrs. Bush announced an additional $40 million in funding for the subsequent five years. Funding will cover more than half of the university's operating expenses during that period, leaving the university to pursue private funding for the remainder of its operating expenses and for the development of its new campus.

The university held its first commencement ceremony on May 26, 2011, awarding undergraduate degrees to 32 graduates. It held its fourth, largest, graduation on December 5, 2014, where 180 undergraduate and graduate students graduated. On May 22, 2015, the university held its sixth commencement ceremony, honoring the class of 2015, at the university's International campus; the highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Doctorate of Humane Letters Honorary Degree to distinguished guest, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who delivered the commencement address. More than 1,700 full and part-time students from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan are enrolled in the university, including 1,190 students in undergraduate and graduate program, 950 students in certification courses. About 35.9% of students for Spring 2015 were women, more than 85% of the students receive financial assistance. In an interview with Film Annex, Dr. C. Michael Smith, former President of the American University of Afghanistan stated that for the 2012-13 school year over 50% of the entering students were women.

Two employees were killed as a result of a Taliban gun and bomb attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul where the employees were dining in January 2014. Some 21 people died in the attack. Lexie Kamerman, 27, of Chicago, was one of the American University employees killed in the 2014 attack in Kabul. An American and Australian professor were kidnapped on 7 August 2016, by criminals dressed in Afghan National Police uniforms. A team of U. S. Special Forces attempted to rescue them but failed. On the evening of August 24, 2016, three gunmen opened fire and detonated explosives on campus killing eight university students, three policemen, three security guards at the university, one university professors, a guard from a neighboring school. Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of Kabul police's criminal investigation department, said police were able to kill the attackers. No group has yet claimed responsibility. All programs are conducted in English; the university runs on the U. S. semester system with the academic year starting in August, in other respects operates in the style of American universities.

The Graduate Degree ProgramAUAF in fall 2011 began its first graduate program, offering the master of business administration degree. This program builds on the success of the university's undergraduate business program, whic

Huallanca District, Huaylas

The Huallanca District or Wallanka is the most northeastern of the 10 districts that comprise Huaylas Province in the Ancash Region of Peru. It is in the high mountain range known as Cordillera Negra; the district capital is Huallanca. The district was founded in 1950 by separating it from the Huaylas District. At the height of regional mining production in 1860, the national and local governments sought to facilitate exports from mines in the Callejón de Huaylas through the port of Chimbote; this initiative included the construction of a 29 km railroad between Chimbote and Huallanca, an extension of the proposed Chimbote-Chuquicara-Recuay railway. The project was approved by law on 8 November 1864. Construction was entrusted to Ing. Enrrique Meiggs during the administration of Peruvian president José Balta, began on 9 June 1871; the work was done in three stages, the first of, from Chimbote to Planks, inaugurated in 1877. The second stage, from Planks to Chuquicara, was inaugurated in 1892 by means of a contract with the Peruvian Pacific Railway.

In 1920 the third stage, from Chuquicara to Huallanca, was begun. Overall length of the rail line from Chimbote to Huallanca was 137 km. A planned 13.5 km extension advanced on a roadbed constructed without sleepers or rails. Official website of the Huallanca District

Billy Joe (American football)

William Joe is a former collegiate and professional American football player and former college football head coach. He was the American Football League Rookie of the Year in 1963 with the AFL's Denver Broncos. In 1965, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills for their legendary fullback, Cookie Gilchrist, made the AFL All-Star Team, starting for the Bills in their 1965 AFL Championship victory over the San Diego Chargers. Joe was a successful college head coach for 33 seasons, he coached at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1978, Central State University from 1981 to 1993, Florida A&M University from 1994 to 2004, Miles College from 2008 to 2010. Joe achieved his greatest success at Central State, where his teams won two NAIA National Football Championships, in 1990 and 1992, made many appearances in the NAIA football playoffs during the 1980s and 1990s, he teams at Florida A&M have made various appearances in the Division I-AA playoffs during the 1990s and early 2000s. In addition, Joe has won five straight black college football national championships with Central State University and one with Florida A&M.

In 2007, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The number of players who were coached by Joe who went on to the NFL/CFL/Arena League are: Central State University: Vince Buck, Vince Heflin, Erik Williams and Hugh Douglas Florida A&M: Jamie Brown, Jamie Nails, Terry Mickens, Dexter Nottage, Wally Williams, Quinn GrayAfter a two-season absence as a coach, Joe was named head football coach at Miles College, an NCAA Division II school in Fairfield, Alabama on December 12, 2007, he resigned in October 2010. Assistant coach Patrick Peasant took over the team on an interim basis, he finished his college coaching career with a record of 245–157–4. His number of victories are second only to Eddie Robinson among coaches at black colleges and universities. Before becoming a head coach, his tenure as an assistant coach included a year at Maryland in 1971, making him the first African-American coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference. List of college football coaches with 200 wins Billy Joe at the College Football Hall of Fame

Tom Puna

Narotam "Tom" Puna was a New Zealand cricketer who played in three Tests in 1966. Puna's family migrated from India to New Zealand, he was a fixture in the Northern Districts side from 1956-57 to 1968–69, beginning as a middle-order batsman but descending the order as his off-spin bowling developed. His best innings figures were 6 for 25 against Otago in Hamilton in 1966-67; when he retired he was Northern Districts' leading wicket-taker, with 223. He took 34 wickets at 13.70 in the Plunket Shield in the 1965–66 season, was selected as New Zealand's principal spinner in all three Tests against the visiting England team that season, but achieved little. His sons Ashok and Kirti played for Northern Districts. Tom Puna at Cricket Archive Tom Puna at Cricinfo

Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux

Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. The commune is traversed by the Lunain river. Inhabitants are called Lorréziens; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the censuses of the population carried out in the commune since 1793. As of 2006, the legal populations of the communes are published annually by the INSEE; the census is now based on an annual collection of information, successively covering all municipal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey of the whole population is carried out every five years, the legal populations of the intermediate years being estimated by interpolation or extrapolation. For the municipality, the first comprehensive census within the framework of the new system was carried out in 2008. Communes of the Seine-et-Marne department INSEE 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF French Ministry of Culture list for Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux Map of Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux on Michelin