When is an island not an island?
This edition covers content promoted between 15 and 21 July 2012.
in Halifax, Nova Scotia; the subject of a new featured article is actually a peninsula.
One featured article was promoted this week:
- Melville Island (Nova Scotia) (nom) by Nikkimaria. Melville Island, a small peninsula in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, was discovered by Europeans in the 1600s and initially used for storehouses. The land was purchased by the British and used to hold prisoners of war, then to receive escaped slaves from the United States. After being used as a place of quarantine and later a recruitment centre, the land was granted to Canada in 1907 and used to house prisoners of war. It is now home to the clubhouse and marina of the Armdale Yacht Club.
Three featured lists were promoted this week:
- York City F.C. league record by opponent (nom) by Mattythewhite. York City Football Club, an English association football club based in York, North Yorkshire, was founded in 1922. Since then the club have won one Football League title in the 1983–84 season and faced 157 different teams. They have played most often against Darlington and Wrexham, while they have the most wins over Rochdale.
- Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nom) by PresN. The Nebula Award is an American prize for science fiction writing. Science fiction-themed novelettes, defined as works between 7,500 and 17,500 words in length, are chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The award has been handed out annually since 1966.
- Sheffield United F.C. league record by opponent (nom) by Bladeboy1889. Sheffield United Football Club, an English football club based at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was established in 1889. Since then the club have faced 112 different teams. They have played most often against Blackburn Rovers; Rovers are also the team against whom they have the most wins. The most losses are against Aston Villa.
Three featured pictures were promoted this week:
- A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (nom; related article), created by Wang Ximeng and nominated by Brandmeister. A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains was completed in 1113 and measures 11.9 meters (39 ft) long. It is Wang's only extant work and has been described as one of the greatest works of Chinese art.
- Dulhadeo Temple (nom; related article), created by Sfu and nominated by Tomer T. Dulhadeo Temple is a temple in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments in India. Built sometime between 1000 and 1150, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Calidris alba (nom; related article) by JJ Harrison. The Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wader which breeds around the Arctic and winters in the Southern Hemisphere. It measures 18–20 centimetres (7.1–7.9 in) in length, with weight ranging from 40 to 100 grams (1.4 to 3.5 oz).
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