Valancia is a housing estate located within union council 144 in the administrative town of Nishtar of Lahore, Pakistan. Conceived by Manzoor Ahmed, Valancia was first planned in the 1990s and construction began by PECHS through funding from Mashreq Bank; the 2000 property boom in Lahore helped populate Valancia. The housing estate is known for its well-landscaped boulevards connecting a balanced mix of single-family detached homes and shopping centres. Valancia covers an area of about 1,000 acres. Valancia is divided into blocks, which each block consisting of a dedicated greenspace and playground. Defence Road and Khyaban-e-Jinnah serve as the main entry/exit points of Valancia. Valancia is a peaceful and quiet suburban locality Independent water supply Sewage & garbage disposal Independent filtration plants Society's own security Fiber to home service Valencia Central Mosque Valencia Community Centre Valencia Football Club Valencia Horse & Riding Club Valencia Cricket Club Valencia Amusement Parks Telecommunication services are provided by all major telecom companies in Lahore.
PTCL is wireless local loop provider as well as WorldCom and BrainTel. Cable TV is provided by local operators in the community. Internet and broadband services are provided by storm fiber. In 2018 stormfiber and PTCL have launched their GPON services in Valancia. A grand Valancia Central Masjid is situated in the center of Valancia, it is located near to Valancia Community Centre and cater for religious needs of the local residents. In addition to residential plots for development by the owners and developers, PECHS has developed constructed ready to move Valencia Homes on 5, 10 and 15 marla plots and are custom designed for expatriate Pakistanis living presently in the Middle East, USA, UK and Europe; these are elegantly designed. Following banks branches are present in Valancia: Faysal Bank MCB Bank Habib Metropolitan Bank UBL Sindh Bank Meezan Bank Askari Commercial Bank Habib Bank Limited Bank Al Habib Dubai Islamic Bank Bank Islami Allied Bank National Bank Bank of Punjab The nearest major hospital is Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre built by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and Jinnah Hospital.
Local clinics include: Hameeda Memorial Hospital Rehana Mushtaq Clinic Major schools in Valencia and in surrounding area include: Beaconhouse Valencia The Educators Valencia Misber College Academia De Avoures American Lycetuff The Smart School Lahore Grammer School Other modes of commuting remain private cars, bikes and LTC bus service B-10. Wapda Town Johar Town Lahore Valencia Developer PECHS official site Lahore Property Prices Largely Stagnant Over the Past 5 Years - Lahore Real Estate News published in Express Tribune
Valencia València, on the east coast of Spain, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.6 million people. Valencia is Spain's third largest metropolitan area, with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 million depending on how the metropolitan area is defined. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea; the city is ranked at Beta-global city in World Cities Research Network. Valencia is integrated into an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar. Valencia was founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC, called Valentia Edetanorum. In 714 Moroccan and Arab Moors occupied the city, introducing their language and customs. Valencia was the capital of the Taifa of Valencia.
In 1238 the Christian king James I of Aragon conquered the city and divided the land among the nobles who helped him conquer it, as witnessed in the Llibre del Repartiment. He created a new law for the city, the Furs of Valencia, which were extended to the rest of the Kingdom of Valencia. In the 18th century Philip V of Spain abolished the privileges as punishment to the kingdom of Valencia for aligning with the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession. Valencia was the capital of Spain when Joseph Bonaparte moved the Court there in the summer of 1812, it served as capital between 1936 and 1937, during the Second Spanish Republic. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea, its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with 169 ha. Due to its long history, this is a city with numerous popular celebrations and traditions, such as the Fallas, which were declared as Fiestas of National Tourist Interest of Spain in 1965 and Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2016.
From 1991 to 2015, Rita Barberá Nolla was the mayor of the city, yet in 2015, Joan Ribó from Coalició Compromís, became mayor. The original Latin name of the city was Valentia, meaning "strength", or "valour", the city being named according to the Roman practice of recognising the valour of former Roman soldiers after a war; the Roman historian Livy explains that the founding of Valentia in the 2nd century BC was due to the settling of the Roman soldiers who fought against an Iberian rebel, Viriatus. During the rule of the Muslim kingdoms in Spain, it had the nickname Medina at-Tarab according to one transliteration, or Medina at-Turab according to another, since it was located on the banks of the River Turia, it is not clear if the term Balansiyya was reserved for the entire Taifa of Valencia or designated the city. By gradual sound changes, Valentia has in Castilian and València in Valencian. In Valencian, the grave accent ⟨è⟩ /ɛ/ contrasts with the acute accent ⟨é⟩ /e/—but the word València is an exception to this rule.
It is spelled according to Catalan etymology. Valencia stands on the banks of the Turia River, located on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the western part of the Mediterranean Sea, fronting the Gulf of Valencia. At its founding by the Romans, it stood on a river island in 6.4 kilometres from the sea. The Albufera, a freshwater lagoon and estuary about 11 km south of the city, is one of the largest lakes in Spain; the City Council bought the lake from the Crown of Spain for 1,072,980 pesetas in 1911, today it forms the main portion of the Parc Natural de l'Albufera, with a surface area of 21,120 hectares. In 1976, because of its cultural and ecological value, the Generalitat Valenciana declared it a natural park. Valencia has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with short mild winters and long and dry summers, its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C. In the coldest month, the maximum temperature during the day ranges from 14 to 21 °C, the minimum temperature at night ranges from 5 to 11 °C.
In the warmest month – August, the maximum temperature during the day ranges from 28–34 °C, about 22 to 23 °C at night. Similar temperatures to those experienced in the northern part of Europe in summer last about 8 months, from April to November. March is transitional, the temperature exceeds 20 °C, with an average temperature of 19.3 °C during the day and 10.0 °C at night. December and February are the coldest months, with average temperatures around 17 °C during the day and 8 °C at night. Valencia has one of the mildest winters in Europe, owing to its southern location on the Mediterranean Sea and the Foehn phenomenon; the January average is comparable to temperatures expected for May and September in the major cities of northern Europe. Sunshine duration hours are 2,696 per year, from 15
Daniel Paul Valencia is an American professional baseball player, a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners. In high school, Valencia all-state twice. At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he was Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, second-team all-conference, on his all-regional team, he was drafted while he was a junior at the University of Miami by the Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, the 576th player overall. In the minors, Valencia was an All-Star in the Appalachian League, the Midwest League, the Florida State League, he entered. Valencia made his major league debut with the Twins in June 2010, he was named the third baseman on Baseball America's 2010 All-Rookie Team, on the 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team. In 2011, he led the Twins in RBIs, led all major league third basemen in assists.
In 2013, he batted.371 vs. left-handed pitching, leading the American League, ranked third in slugging percentage at.639. In January 2017 Valencia was confirmed to be on the roster for Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Over the course of his career through 2018, he batted.312/.370/.494 against left-handed pitchers. Valencia is Jewish, was born in Miami, Florida, his parents are Mindy Valencia, Jewish, Jewish Cuban immigrant Michael Valencia, who converted to Judaism. He was raised Jewish, has said: "People are shocked at first that I’m Jewish. I get teased in the clubhouse about being Jewish. Going to Hebrew school and being a bar mitzvah … made my mom happy. I wished I had been out playing baseball, but looking back at it now, I’m happy I did it." Through the 2018 season, his 96 home runs placed him 10th on the career all-time list of Jewish major leaguers, as did his 397 RBIs. He grew up in Florida. Valencia has Laura. In 1996, Valencia pitched for the Boca Raton Babe Ruth League 12-and-under all-star baseball team that won the Florida state championship.
The next year, he pitched and hit for the Boca Lightning 12-and-under travel baseball team that went 27–2 and won the South Florida All-Star Travel League championship. His two key hitting coaches growing up were Bob Molinaro, a family friend, a former major leaguer and Eastern League manager, Valencia's mother Mindy. Valencia played shortstop for four years for the Spanish River High School Sharks, he earned South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-County honors as a junior, was named first team All-Palm Beach County three times and second-team All-State twice. As a junior in 2002 he was Offensive Player of the Year after hitting.430, as a senior in 2003 he hit.575. Although Valencia had dreamed of playing for the University of Miami, its baseball program did not recruit him, instead he went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, one of two teams that had offered him a full baseball scholarship. In his freshman year, Valencia played third base and batted.338 with a.527 slugging percentage and a team-leading 8 home runs.
He was the 2004 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, was voted second-team All-Conference. Homesick for Florida, Valencia sought to transfer to the University of Miami after his freshman year though it only offered him a modest scholarship. UNC-Greensboro agreed to release Valencia from his scholarship, but refused, placing him in jeopardy of losing a year of college eligibility under NCAA Division I rules, he appealed to a university committee which ruled in his favor, allowing him to leave while preserving his eligibility. During his sophomore year, Valencia played first base for the University of Miami Hurricanes alongside then-third-baseman Ryan Braun, he hit.300 and drove in 63 runs while batting fifth in the lineup, was named to the All-Regional Team. By his sophomore year of college, he had added 40 pounds. "It's night and day" from UNC-Greensboro, said Valencia. "It's awesome. It's. It's the program -- the uniforms. Everything from the strength coach to the facilities is different." During the summer of 2005, he played third base for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League.
When Braun left to join the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system in 2005, Valencia replaced him at third base for his junior year, batting.324 with a.475 slugging percentage. Valencia hit.312 with 124 runs batted in in 122 games over two years with the Hurricanes, played in the College World Series. Valencia played seven games for the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2006. Drafted in the 19th round of the 2006 draft by the Minnesota Twins, the 576th player overall, he skipped his senior year of college to begin his pro career. Valencia was disappointed in his draft position, but said: "realistically, it does not change things for me. My goal has always been to get to the big leagues... It does not matter where you start, but where you finish." In his first professional season, Valencia played third base with the Elizabethton Twins. He compiled a.311 batting average and a.505 slugging percentage, with eight home runs and 29 RBIs in 48 games. He was fi
Eugene A. Valencia Jr.
Eugene Anthony Valencia Jr. was a leading United States Navy fighter ace in World War II. A native of San Francisco, Valencia was born on 13 April 1921 and attended junior college before enlisting in the United States Navy for flight training in 1941. Valencia joined Fighting Squadron 9 a year later. During his first combat deployment to the Pacific, he flew Grumman F6F Hellcats from USS Essex in 1943–44. At the end of the first cruise in February 1944, Lieutenant Valencia was an ace with seven victories, including three in the large dogfight over Truk Atoll on 17 February. Promoted to full lieutenant, Valencia prepared for VF-9's next deployment, he trained three other pilots in his "mowing machine" tactics, which became the deadliest naval fighter division of the war. "Fighting 9" flew from USS Lexington and USS Yorktown during 1945, Valencia's division accounted for 43 of the squadron's 130 victories. Valencia himself joined the ranks of the "aces in a day" with six kills over Japan on 17 April, at war's end all his division's pilots were aces.
James B. French had 11 victories, Harris Mitchell 10, Clinton L. Smith 6. With 23 victories, Valencia remains the United States Navy's third-ranking ace of all time. Valencia remained in the navy after World War II ended, served in a variety of roles including ordnance test and antisubmarine warfare; as a full commander, he was executive officer of VF-3, an air defense squadron, from 1958–1960. Valencia's decorations include the Navy Cross, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals. Valencia entered business in Southern California, he died at an aces reunion in San Antonio in 1972, aged 51
Province of Valencia
Valencia or València is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Community. Of the province's 2,547,986 people, one-third live in the capital, the capital of the autonomous community and the 3rd biggest city in Spain, with a metropolitan area of 2,522,383 it's one of the most populated cities of Southern Europe. There are 265 municipalities in the province. Although the Spanish Constitution of 1812 loosely created the province of València, a stable administrative entity does not arise until the territorial division of Spain in 1833, remaining today without major changes; the Provincial Council of Valencia dates from that period. After the Valencian Statute of Autonomy of 1982, the province became part of the Valencian Community. Together with Spanish, Valencian is the co-official language, it is bordered by the provinces of Alicante, Cuenca, Castellón, the Mediterranean Sea. The northwestern side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area. Part of its territory, the Rincón de Ademuz, is an exclave sandwiched between the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel.
The province is subdivided into the comarques of Camp de Túria, Camp de Morvedre, Canal de Navarrés, Hoya de Buñol, Horta de València, Horta Nord, Horta Oest, Horta Sud, Requena-Utiel, Rincón de Ademuz, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baixa, Los Serranos, Vall d'Albaida and Valle de Cofrentes. The province of Valencia, like the rest of the region, is mountainous in the interior in the north and west, with the Sistema Central running from north to south and the foothills of Andalusia from west to east; this mountainous interior features deep and steep valleys formed by the major rivers running through it. The plain of Valencia, is the second largest coastal plain of the country, located in the low region between the Júcar and Turia river valleys, it is twenty wide. In 1843 it was cited as "one of the most fertile and best cultivated spots in Europe"; the other main rivers include the Serpis. The Altiplano de Requena-Utiel range, in the interior of the Valencia region, has an average height of about 750 m.
The principal mountains in the province are Cerro Calderón, Sierra del Caroche, Sierra del Benicadell, Serra Calderona, Sierra Martés, Sierra de Utiel, Sierra de Enguera, the Sierra de Mondúver. The València plains are known for their olive, ilex, algaroba and palm trees, with the appearance of an "immense garden"; such is the fertility of the soil, that two and three crops in the year are obtained, the greater part of the land returns eight per cent. The rice crops are the most valuable, are chiefly produced in the tract, irrigated by the Albufera, a large lake in the neighbourhood of València. Rice being the principal food of the lower classes, the crop is consumed in the province, with the exception of a small quantity which finds its way into Castile and Andalusia; the other chief product is the white mulberry, once the source of great wealth: it was worked in the silk-factories of València. In 1828, the produce of silk from the vega of València amounted to one million of pounds yearly, the greater part of, exported in its raw state, but the produce has increased since, owing to demands from the manufacturers of Lyon and other towns in the south of France.
The province of València is a notable producer of satins, silk ribbons, velvets. The export of fruit from Valencia is considerable of raisins; the raisins are of two kinds, the muscatel, an inferior and smaller raisin, called pasa de legia. The export of figs and wine from the province and ports of València is considerable, with a wine known as Beni Carlo, which as of 1843 was shipped to Cette. Mercury, sulphur, argentiferous lead, coal, etc. are among the mineral products, but they are procured only in small quantities. Today, tourism is a major source of income, with the city of Valencia and the resort towns along the coast being the primary earners during the summer months; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, by C. Knight
Valencian referred to as Southern Catalan, is a dialect of the Catalan language spoken in the Valencian Community, where it is an official language, in the El Carche comarca in Murcia, where it has no official recognition. Besides, it is spoken in the south of the Terres de l'Ebre and in the south of La Franja in Aragon, in its transitional variety; the denominations "Valencian" or "Valencian language" are used traditionally and as a glottonym exclusively in the Valencian Community, to refer not only to the dialect spoken in the region, but to refer to the totality of the Catalan language. However, outside this territory the use of this denomination is null, it is considered the Valencian Community's own language according to the region's 1982 Statute of Autonomy and the Spanish Constitution. According to philological studies, the varieties of this language spoken in the Valencian Community and El Carxe cannot be considered a dialect restricted to these borders: the several dialects of Valencian belong to the Western group of Catalan dialects.
Valencian, as a variety of the Catalan language, displays transitional features between Ibero-Romance languages and Gallo-Romance languages. Its similarity with Occitan has led many authors to group it under the Occitano-Romance languages. There is some controversy within the Valencian Community regarding its status as a glottonym or as a language on its own among certain political sectors such as blaverism and Spanish nationalism. According to a study carried out by the Generalitat Valenciana in 2014, scarcely more than a half people in the Valencian Community consider it as a separate language, different from Catalan. However, according to the same study, most of Valencians with higher studies say that it is the same language. According to the 2006 Statute of Autonomy Valencian is regulated by the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, by means of the Normes de Castelló. Due to not having been recognized for a long time and the considerable immigration coming from Andalusia but from other areas of Spain where Spanish is spoken, the number of speakers has decreased, the influence of Spanish has led to the adoption of a huge amount of loanwords.
Some of the most important works of Catalan literature in Valencia experienced a golden age during the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Important works include Joanot Martorell's chivalric romance Tirant lo Blanch, Ausiàs March's poetry; the first book produced with movable type in the Iberian Peninsula was printed in the Valencian variety. The earliest recorded chess game with modern rules for moves of the queen and bishop was in the Valencian poem Scachs d'amor; the official status of Valencian is regulated by the Spanish Constitution and the Valencian Statute of Autonomy, together with the Law of Use and Education of Valencian. Article 6 of the Valencian Statute of Autonomy sets the legal status of Valencian, providing that: The official language of the Valencian Community is Valencian. Valencian is official within the Valencian Community, along with Spanish, the official language nationwide. Everyone shall have the right to know it and use it, receive education in Valencian. No one can be discriminated against by reason of their language.
Special protection and respect shall be given to the recuperation of Valencian. The Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua shall be the normative institution of the Valencian language; the Law of Use and Education of Valencian develops this framework, providing for implementation of a bilingual educational system, regulating the use of Valencian in the public administration and judiciary system, where citizens can use it when acting before both. Valencian is recognized under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages as "Valencian". Valencian is not spoken all over the Valencian Community. A quarter of its territory, equivalent to 10% of the population, is traditionally Castilian-speaking only, whereas Valencian is spoken to varying degrees elsewhere. Additionally, it is spoken by a reduced number of people in Carche, a rural area in the Region of Murcia adjoining the Valencian Community. Although the Valencian language was an important part of the history of this zone, nowadays only about 600 people are able to speak Valencian in the area of Carche.
In 2010 the Generalitat Valenciana published a study and Social use of Valencian, which included a survey sampling more than 6,600 people in the provinces of Castellón, Alicante. The survey collected the answers of respondents and did not include any testing or verification; the results were: Valencian was the language "always or most used": at home: 31.6% with friends: 28.0% in internal business relations: 24.7%For ability: 48.5% answered they speak Valencian "perfectly" or "quite well" 26.2% answered they write Valencian "perfectly" or "quite well" The survey shows that, although Valencian is still the common language in many areas in the Valencian Community, where more than half of the Valencian population are able to speak it, most Valencians do not speak in Valencian in their
Valencia the City of Valencia or referred to as Valencia City, is a 2nd class city in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 192,993 people. Valencia attained its city status after the ratification of Republic Act No. 8985 on January 12, 2001. The city is the most populous among all cities and municipalities, the 6th largest in terms of area in the province of Bukidnon, it is the most populous inland/landlocked city in Mindanao. It is the third largest city in Northern Mindanao in terms of population, after Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City respectively; the city serves as the center of commerce in the province of Bukidnon. The territory that now comprises the city of Valencia is combined from thirteen Barangays of the City of Malaybalay, Bukidnon; the earliest inhabitants in the area, presently comprising part of the Poblacion, were Bukidnon natives who founded a settlement along the banks of Pulangi River and the confluence of the dumanggas River.
The pioneers were led by Darwin Dumanggas Manangkila together with the families of the Binalhays, Dongogans, Gua-ans and the Arenzos. The first site of the settlement was a sitio named “Panglibatuhan” because the area was thickly forested by tree species called by the natives as “Malibato trees”. In 1911, a one-room barrio school was opened, its first teacher was the late Leon Galorport; the school site is the present location of the Poblacion Barangay High School. Galorport, who came from his hometown, Bohol named the school “Valencia School”; when the sitio became a barrio of Malaybalay, the resident agreed to name it “Valencia”. When the southern portion of Malaybalay was separated as a new municipality, the petitioners agreed to name the municipality as “Valencia”; the barrio, Valencia is now Barangay Poblacion and is the seat of the city government of Valencia. The rich natural resources found in the territory attracted Christian settlers from the populated coastal areas of Mindanao and Luzon islands.
The prime mover in the creation of Valencia as a municipality was Teodoro Pepito, who spearheaded a petition by the residents of barrio Valencia and neighboring barrios to convert the territory into a full-fledged municipality. The petition was forwarded to the Provincial Board of the Bukidnon province for consideration; the Provincial Board passed a resolution approving the creation of the Municipality of Valencia and forwarded the same to the Office of the President of the Philippines. By virtue of the provisions of Executive Order No. 360, the municipality of Valencia was formally born on January 16, 1961. In 1961, President Carlos P. Garcia appointed Teodoro Pepito and Ernesto Garcia as the mayor and vice mayor respectively. Upon the election of President Diosdado Macapagal in November 1961, another set of municipal officials were appointed, with Lucilo Alkuino as municipal mayor and Solomon Gao-ay as vice mayor. Thus, between 1962 and 1963, two sets of municipal officials have served the municipality of Valencia.
During the regular local election in November 1963, Pepito won and became the first elected mayor, with Ernesto Garcia as the vice mayor. Mayor Pepito was re-elected in 1967 and again in 1971. However, before his term expired in 1975, martial law was declared by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972 and elections for local officials were suspended. Mayor Pepito continued to hold office as mayor until 1978; the vice mayor, Absalon Catarata, succeeded as municipal mayor until 1979, when President Ferdinand Marcos appointed Santiago Dablio as acting mayor of Valencia. In 1980 local elections, Absalon Catarata was elected municipal mayor, with Romulo Makalood as vice mayor together with all the councilors in the opposition ticket. In February 1986, the People Power Revolution in Manila took place and Corazon Aquino became the President of the Republic. During the campaign for the approval of the new constitution, the municipal government under the leadership of Absalon Catarata wholeheartedly supported it.
In January 1988, Catarata was re-elected as mayor and his running mate, Berthobal Ancheta was elected as vice mayor together with seven councilors under his party. Months he was elected president of the Bukidnon Mayors League and as president of the Mayor's League of Region X. On the evening of April 21, 1988, Absalon Catarata was fatally shot by an unknown assassin in front of his residence while waiting for his service vehicle which would have fetched him to an evening program at the town plaza. After his death, Vice Mayor Berthobal Ancheta became the municipal mayor, Afrodisia Catarata, the wife of Mayor, was appointed member of the Sangguniang Bayan. In the synchronized elections of 1990, Mayor Berthobal Ancheta was re-elected while Afrodisia Catarata was elected as vice mayor up to June 2001. By virtue of Republic Act 8985, an act converting the municipality of Valencia in the province of Bukidnon into a component City known as the City of Valencia on January 12, 2001. In 2001 elections, Jose Galario, Jr. former Chief of Police of the City was elected as City Mayor.
During the 2004 local elections, both the incumbent mayor and vice mayor run for the position of city mayor. Jose Galario, Jr. emerged as the winning candidate together with Benjamin Verano as vice mayor. In the 2007 elections, incumbent Mayor Jose Galario, Jr. lost to his rival, Leandro Jose Catarata for city mayor. Benjamin Verano was re-elected as vice mayor of the city. In the 2010 general el