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Swedish colonies in the Americas

Sweden established colonies in the Americas in the mid-17th century, including the colony of New Sweden on the Delaware River in what is now Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland, as well as two possessions in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. The colony of New Sweden was founded in 1638 by the first expedition of Swedish South Company, a consortium of Swedish and German business interests formed in 1637; the colony was located along the Delaware River with settlements in modern Delaware and New Jersey along locations where Swedish and Dutch traders had been visiting for decades. At the time Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden, some of the settlers of Sweden's colonies came from present-day Finland or were Finnish-speaking; the Swedes and Finns brought their log house design to America, where it became the typical log cabin of pioneers. The Swedes, leveraging trading relations with the powerful inland Susquehannock peoples, allied themselves to the Susquehannock and supported the natives in their declared war with the English colony of Lord Baltimore, Province of Maryland.

While a Baltic naval power, the international power of the Swedish Kingdom was rooted in land based military power, when another general war engulfed northern Europe, the Swedish Navy was incapable of protecting the colony. Subsequently, the young colony was assimilated by the Dutch, who perceived the presence of Swedish colonists in North America as a threat to their interests in the New Netherland colony; the Swedish colony of Saint Barthélemy was operated as a porto franco. The capital city of Gustavia retains its Swedish name. Guadeloupe came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars, it gave rise to the Guadeloupe Fund. Swedish emigrants continued to go to the Americas to settle within other colonies; the mid-19th and early 20th centuries saw a large Swedish emigration to the United States. 1.3 million Swedes settled in the United States during that period, there are about four million Swedish Americans, as of 2008. Dom Pedro II, the second Emperor of Brazil, encouraged immigration, resulting in a sizeable number of Swedes entering Brazil, settling in the cities of Joinville and Ijuí.

In the late 19th century, Misiones Province in Argentina was a major centre for Swedish immigration, laid the foundations of a population of Swedish-Argentines. Swedish overseas colonies Possessions of Sweden Swedish Empire Colonial governors in 1816 Swedish Argentines Barton, H. Arnold A Folk Divided: Homeland Swedes and Swedish Americans, 1840–1940.. Benson, Adolph B. and Naboth Hedin, eds. Swedes in America, 1638–1938 ISBN 978-0-8383-0326-9 Johnson, Amandus The Swedes on the Delaware Jameson, J. Franklin Willem Usselinx: Founder of the Dutch and Swedish West India Companies The New Sweden Centre, museum tours and reenactors. Mémoire St Barth | History of St Barthélemy, Comité de Liaison et d'Application des Sources Historiques

SBS Sport

SBS Sport is the name given to the Special Broadcasting Service's sport's programming broadcast on SBS Television and SBS Radio. SBS Television broadcasts less sport than the other Free-to-air Australian TV networks. SBS holds the broadcast rights to a range of sports, which are broadcast on SBS, SBS Viceland and NITV; the World Game Toyota World Sport Sports coverage and programs made by SBS Sport have been won and been nominated for several awards at the Logie Awards. They include: 1998: Won the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for the Australia v Iran World Cup Qualifier 1999: Nominated in the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for the FIFA World Cup 1999 Logies: Nominated for the Most Outstanding Sportscaster ABC Sport Seven Sport Nine's Wide World of Sports Ten Sport List of Australian television series List of longest running Australian television series Sports broadcasting contracts in Australia Official Site

Larry Dolan

Lawrence J. Dolan is a retired attorney and the principal owner of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians. Dolan attended St. Ignatius High School and got his law degree from University of Notre Dame in 1956, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cleveland State University. Upon leaving Notre Dame, Dolan served in the United States Marine Corps for two years, where he attained the rank of first lieutenant. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1958, Dolan worked as assistant prosecutor in Geauga County, Ohio before going into private practice, he became president and managing partner of Thrasher, Dinsmore, & Dolan in Chardon, Ohio. In 2000, Dolan bought the Cleveland Indians of the MLB for $323 million from Richard Jacobs, along with his late brother David Jacobs, had paid $35 million for the club in 1986. Jacobs had taken the Indians public in 1997; as part of the deal, Dolan bought all of the stock at just over $12 a share, making the franchise held once again. During his time as owner, the Indians have experienced periods of competitiveness, including playoff runs in 2007, 2013, making it to the World Series in 2016, as well as periods without success, including several seasons with over 90 losses.

While the Indians' player salaries were among the highest in Major League Baseball during Jacobs' last years as owner, at times they have been among the lowest under Dolan. This has led some fans to regard Dolan as miserly. After the team reached the 2016 World Series, the Indians acquired free agents Edwin Encarnación and Boone Logan. However, both of these players were with other teams by 2019 in an attempt to reduce payroll, thus adding to both sides of the “miserly” argument between fans. In 2006, he started SportsTime Ohio to air Indians games. Dolan has six children. Dolan has said his children will assume ownership of the Cleveland Indians in his stead. In 2012, STO was sold to Fox Entertainment Group, his nephew James L. Dolan owns the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Rangers of the NHL, he has three brothers: Charles. 2016 American League Champion Five-time American League Central Division Champion - 2001, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018 Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame inductee

University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Music

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Mead Witter School of Music is a acclaimed collegiate music school consisting of an international roster of faculty artists and scholars devoted to the School's fundamental mission of fostering and promoting the global cultural art of music. It was known as the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Music until 2016, when the Mead Witter Foundation contributed a $25 million gift to the University, being used to fund a planned new performance building; the institution consists of a 60-member faculty that maintains focuses on individual student achievement. The School of Music was established in the year of 1895; the music degree program was organized in 1915, emphasizing training for public school music teachers. In 1939 the School gained acclaimed distinction with the creation of the first musical artist-in-residence position at any American university; the School is housed within the George L. Mosse Humanities building; this Victorian Gothic building, built in 1878 and named Assembly Hall, was designed by architect David R. Jones of Madison to house an 800-seat auditorium, a library, a clock tower.

Dedicated on March 2, 1880, the building held conventions and commencement ceremonies, along with its primary purpose of a library. After the library moved to a different building on campus, a portion of the hall was assigned to the School of Music in 1900. Shortly after renovations in the early 1900s, the building was named Music Hall in 1910, it is home to the university opera. This building is home to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, with part of the building being used as office space and classrooms; the University of Wisconsin-Madison Band Program offers a comprehensive selection of ensembles for students at the school. The wind band program consists of numerous ensembles based on the musical ability of the musician; the Wind Ensemble is composed of music majors and undergraduate students alike. It performs traditional and contemporary repertoire of the highest caliber, ranging from the 16th century to premier era pieces; the instrumentation of the Wind Ensemble changes in order to accommodate the requirements of the repertoire being performed.

Like the Wind Ensemble, the Concert Band is composed of both music majors and non-majors, who perform standard symphonic band and chamber repertoire and orchestral transcriptions. The UW Jazz program features six ensembles, each with their own specific focus on different facets of the Jazz genre; these include the award-winning UW Jazz Orchestra. Each ensemble performs a minimum of two concerts each semester; the school provides opportunities through services and activities that are held on campus. Students that are non-music majors are able to take courses with the school of music. Private lessons are offered by school through the Community Music Lessons program; the program runs under the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Music to provide its students with experience teaching music lessons for children and adults. Lessons that are provided by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Music are overseen by individual faculty members, an experienced graduate coordinator, a staff supervisor.

Music Career Services is a department located within the School of Music to provide students and graduates with career opportunities. The department offers music career advising appointments, mock interviews and feedback on jobs. Students have advisory opportunities with resumes and letters. Employers able to post job postings on the Music Career Services website so students and alumni are informed. Official website

Upstate Correctional Facility

Upstate Correctional Facility is a maximum security state prison for men in Franklin County, New York, US. The prison, in the Town of Malone, was the first New York State prison built as a supermax. Upstate C. F. is located near Franklin Correctional Facility and Bare Hill Correctional Facility, both medium security prisons. Upstate C. F. was established in 1998 to house special prisoners with a history of assaultive behavior. Programs available to the prisoners are based on the acceptance of the established rules and other behavior indicating a degree of social conformity. 350 corrections officers, aided by more than 1000 remote cameras, supervise about 1300 prisoners. Upstate is a cadre facility. Cadre is the name of the program; the Cadre program holds 300 inmates. The other 1000 inmates are in special housing unit; the SHU is more known as the box. Upstate, the 70th state prison to open in New York State, had a cost of $180 million. Prisoners were scheduled to arrive in July 1988, it was scheduled to open to have 1,500 prisoners, with two prisoners per cell.

Locals in Malone, New York had a positive reception to the prison as it had the possibility of bringing jobs to the local economy. The prison was scheduled to house a number of inmates making up about 33% of the town's population. Jennifer Gonnerman of The Village Voice wrote that double celling prisoners together in solitary confinement had the potential to lead to prisoners killing one another. Prisoners who double cell lived in close proximity to one another for all of the time. On May 12, 2000, 35-year old prisoner Donnell Brunson killed 42-year old Jose Quintana, a Panamanian man, his cellmate; the prison, two stories tall, was designed with having two prisoners in one cell. The prison cells were pre-fabricated and brought to the prison construction site for assembly into the building; the prison was to have 800 security cameras. The prison cells have plexiglas windows; the cells are larger than others in the New York state prison system. Colin Ferguson - Mass murderer List of New York state prisons Development and impact of the Upstate Correctional Facility

The Tempest (media company)

The Tempest is a global digital media and entertainment company focused on diverse young women. Their purpose is to serve as "the destination for diverse women to share and celebrate life through storytelling, a global community." The Tempest was founded by Laila Alawa in 2016. Alawa had worked at the White House and Congress for three years prior but left to found the new company. In 2017, Alawa tapped Mashal Waqar to join the company as her co-founder; the name of the website alludes to the disruption that diverse storytelling by women brings to the world. In 2018, the company launched a Middle East edition of the website. In 2018, Cheddar reported that The Tempest now reaches an audience of over 10 million globally across platforms; the Tempest produces editorial and video programming, live events, social, shareable content delivered across major social media platforms, covers a variety of categories including style, food, careers, news and more. The Tempest has accounts on Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, where they upload various photos and articles on a wide range of topics for young women.

The Tempest features articles and multimedia across the following channels: Life, Social Justice, Tech + Beyond, Pop Culture, Lookbook and Weddings. More than 2,000 contributors identifying as women or non-binary from more than twenty countries contribute original content. A study on ethnic media consumption and production by Professors Matthew D. Matsaganis of Rutgers University and Shirley Yu of The University of Toronto, found that The Tempest creates conversations around the socioeconomics of the digital space, journalistic norms, personal concepts of identity. Founder and CEO, Laila Alawa, is a Forbes 30 Under 30, called by Forbes "a leader transforming the future of media". Co-founder and COO, Mashal Waqar, is a Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Middle East, making The Tempest the first female-run company to be named to the list. Official website