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University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg is a public research university in Winnipeg, Canada, that offers undergraduate faculties of art and economics, education and kinesiology and applied health as well as graduate programs. UWinnipeg's founding colleges were Manitoba College and Wesley College, which merged to form United College in 1938; the University of Winnipeg was established in 1967. The governance was modeled on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906 which established a bicameral system of university government consisting of a senate, responsible for academic policy, a board of governors exercising exclusive control over financial policy and having formal authority in all other matters; the president, appointed by the board, was a link between the bodies to perform institutional leadership. UWinnipeg's current president and vice-chancellor is Annette Trimbee, succeeding Lloyd Axworthy, who served from 2004 to 2014. Maclean's magazine and The Globe and Mail newspaper rank the university in the top fifteen of all Canadian universities whose primary focus is undergraduate education in the category of student satisfaction.

In 2013 the U of W ranked 13th out of 19 undergraduate institutions. The U of W's founding colleges were Manitoba College, 1871, Wesley College, 1888, which merged to form United College in 1938. In 1967, United College became the University of Winnipeg. George Creeford Browne & S. Frank Peters designed Wesley Hall, now part of the University of Winnipeg; the University of Winnipeg was established on 1 July 1967. United College was formed in 1938 from the union of Manitoba College, founded in 1871, Wesley College, founded in 1888. Affiliated with the University of Manitoba, United College received its charter in 1967 and became the University of Winnipeg; the campus of The University of Winnipeg is made up of 23 buildings spreading over several full blocks of Downtown Winnipeg, located directly on Portage Avenue. Over the past decade, the campus has undergone over 10 new building construction or major renovation projects. Through it's revitalization, the University has become an engine for downtown renewal and improvement.

Wesley Hall is a stone-clad brick structure built in 1894–95 and is on the Registry of Historic Places of Canada. It is located on 515 Portage Ave. near Portage Place Mall. The Buhler Centre was constructed to house the Faculty of Business and Economics, as well as PACE, a division of the University of Winnipeg; the doors to the Buhler Centre opened September 2010. Designed by PSA+DPA+DIN collective a collaborative effort between Peter Sampson Architecture Studio inc, David Penner Architect, DIN Projects; the Buhler Centre houses the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and Stella's Cafe on the main floor. The Institute for stained glass in Canada has documented the stained glass at the University of Winnipeg. At the convocation hall. In 2008, the university announced that Raymond L. McFeetors, Chairman of The Great West Life Assurance Company, had donated $2.67 Million for a dormitory to be built on newly acquired property west of the campus. The money came from Great West Life. Campus development, by the University of Winnipeg, is headed by The University of Winnipeg Renewal Corporation, "a not-for-profit charitable corporation and manages campus development."

The UWCRC is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the University of Winnipeg and works to achieve environmental, social and cultural sustainability. Their mandate is to "apply values, skills and experience to non-University specific economic development activities. Is mandated to develop wholly owned or joint-venture real estate developments and to provide development, project management and property management services to other post-secondary institutions, non-profit organizations and First Nations clients."The university president sits as the chair of the corporation and participates in its business partnerships. The structure of the UWCRC is unique in Canada as it allows the corporation to avoid being governed by the strictures of university governance; the corporation serves as "a primary engine for the redevelopment of Winnipeg’s downtown", a task traditionally undertaken by government and the private sector, not educational institutions. Recent initiatives include the newly renovated Asper Centre for Theater and Film, Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, The Axworthy Health and RecPlex, McFeetors Hall and the UWSA Daycare.

A new mixed use 14-story apartment complex for students and the community began construction in 2015. The financial statements of the corporation are not publicly available under public disclosure legislation; the corporate draws its operating funds from the university budget. Students at the university are represented by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association. CKUW is the student radio station based at the University of Winnipeg; the Uniter is the campus newspaper. The Janitors are represented by AESES. Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health Faculty of Science Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Winnipeg's Faculty of Business and Economics Global College Menno Simons College Richardson College for the Environment Centre for Academic Writing Centre for Distributed / Distance Learning Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Centre for Learning and Secular Society (

Loni Logori

Loni Logori was an Albanian-Egyptian entrepreneur and activist of the Albanian National Awakening. Logori was born in 1871 in Korçë, back still part of the Vilayet of Monastir of the Ottoman Empire. Like many other people from his region, he had to emigrate at a young age. Logori settled in Egypt at the age of 13. There he received his education, he was involved in the Albanian patriotic circles there. He maintained contacts with members of the Albanian émigré community in Bucharest, Istanbul and Brussels. In 1909, he represented the colony of Egypt in the Congress of Elbasan, where the foundations of the Albanian education were set, he lived in Egypt for most of hist life. In 1929, he came to Albania with an invitation from the Albanian government of the time, he positively left Egypt and settled in Durres. He died the same year. Logori was a successful businessman in Egypt. By that time Egypt experienced a massive economic development and prosperity and British investments and opportunity for entrepreneurship.

Together with his nephew Milo Duçi, he emerged as an important player in the economic development of Egypt's Delta region directed by Lord Cromer's office. By 1901, he started working with his well-connected uncle Loni Logori on projects that explicitly tied the commercial interest of the British administration and the local landowners. Logori built much of the canal network in the Minah District. Logori is the author of many lyrical poetry and songs in Albanian, as "Drenovarja", "Vemi o vemi", "Celu çelu", he covered alternated thematic as the national heroes. As a translator, he translated from French the Le Cid of Pierre Corneille. Logori attempted several times in writing a national anthem for Albania. In fact, one of its first attempts was called "Royal Anthem" and was found in the catalogs of Victor Records, it was recorded on 28 March 1918, in New York City, interpreted by the tenor Giuseppe Mauro, while the performing orchestra was directed by Nathaniel Shilkret, the lyrics by Logori

Hongqiao Railway Station metro station

Hongqiao Railway Station is a Shanghai Metro station located within the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station complex in the city's Minhang District. As part of a major transportation hub, it serves as an interchange between Lines 2, 10, 17, it additionally serves as the western terminus the mainline service of Line 10, as well as the eastern terminus of Line 17. The station first opened as a Line 2 station on 1 July 2010, with Line 10 operations commencing on 30 November 2010. More than seven years Line 17 service was introduced with the opening of that line on 30 December 2017. With three island platforms totaling six platforms, the station is one of the largest in the system and features a cross-platform interchange between Lines 2 and 17; the westward extension of Line 2 toward Hongqiao railway station was completed in March 2010, however the station itself did not open until four months on 1 July 2010. Line 10 services commenced on 30 November of the same year, providing another subway line into downtown Shanghai.

Line 17, which serves the western suburb of Qingpu District, began operations at the station on 30 December 2017, concurrent with the opening of the line. Hongqiao Railway Station, located under the railway station of the same name, is an interchange station connecting lines 2, 10, 17; the concourse level of the metro station is connected directly to the arrivals hall of the railway station and below the departures hall. There are manned ticket counters and automatic ticket machines, restroom facilities, eight exits and two entrances; the exits are labeled after six zones, named alphabetically from A to F. Zones A and B are closest to the train ticketing booths. Zones A through D are labeled for the departure halls, while Zones E and F are closest to the long distance bus terminal; the metro station itself consists of three island platforms serving six tracks, all platforms are accessible from the concourse via elevator. The southernmost island platform serves Line 10 trains, with the south side serving arriving trains only, while the north side handles departing trains for Xinjiangwancheng.

The middle island platform functions as an eastbound cross-platform interchange between Line 17 and 2. On the north side, Line 17 trains disembark all passengers at its terminal station, while the south side handles Line 2 eastbound trains; this provides an easy interchange for passengers continuing from Line 17 to Line 2 eastbound, allowing them to transfer without changing platforms. The northernmost island platform performs a similar function for westbound passengers changing from Line 2 to Line 17. Westbound Line 2 trains bound for East Xujing serve the north side, while departing westbound Line 17 trains serve the south side. Toilets are available on the east side of the middle island platform. Shanghai Hongqiao railway station, directly connected to the metro station Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport connected via an underground walkway, however Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2, the adjacent metro station eastbound on both Lines 2 and 10, serve the terminal directly