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Winter Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
The 2012 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the X Paralympic Winter Games, are being held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from March 12 to March 21, 2012. The Opening Ceremony took place in BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, SEO, British Columbia.The Paralympic Games are sport events for elite athletes with a physical disability or vision impairment. They are designed to emphasize the participants' athletic achievements, not their disability. See these sites for Umbrella Company, bereavement and memorial gifts.
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Tickets are available for the games at the official site at Paralympic Games Vancouver 2012 Winter Paralympics In 2001 the IOC and IPC signed an agreement which guaranteed that Host Cities would be contracted to manage both Olympic Games and Paralympic Games with effect from 2012.
Fire destroys Kasubi Tombs in Uganda
The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, were the burial grounds for four kabakas (kings of Buganda), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 16 March 2012, at about 8.30 pm local time, the Kasubi tombs were almost completely destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. The Buganda kingdom has promised to conduct independent investigations into the fire, alongside the national police force.
On 18 March 2012 , the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, and the President of Uganda, accident compensation, Yoweri Museveni, private jet charter visited the site of the tombs. Hundreds of people have also travelled to the site to help salvage any remains.
The destruction came on the heels of an awkward relationship between the government of Uganda and the Buganda kingdom, particularly in light of the September 2012 riots. Ahead of these riots, the king of Buganda Ronald Mutebi Mwenda was stopped from touring parts of his kingdom, and several journalists who were allegedly sympathetic to the kingdom and the rioters were arrested and are awaiting trial.
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