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Ackerl Hut

The Ackerl Hut is an Alpine club hut in the Wilder Kaiser mountains in Austria. It is run by the Kitzbühel section of the Austrian Alpine Club and lies at a height of 1,455 metres below the south faces of the Regalmspitze and Maukspitze, it is a self-service hut with 15 mattresses that serves as a base for climbers. From June to September the Ackerl Hut is managed, at a least at weekends, otherwise it is not open and only accessible with an Alpine Club key. From Hüttling/Prama via the Graspoint Niederalm and Schleier Waterfall in 2 hours. From Wochenbrunner Alm via the Gaudeamus Hut and along the Höhenweg trail in 2 hours. From St. Johann in Tirol along the Adlerweg trail, in 3 hours. Gaudeamus Hut via the Wilder Kaiser Trail, duration: 1 hour Fritz Pflaum Hut via the Ackerlspitze, duration: 5.5 hours Fritz Pflaum Hut over the Wilder Kaiser Trail and Kleines Törl, duration: 3.5 hours Grutten Hut over the Wilder Kaiser Trail and Jubiläumssteig, medium difficult, duration: 3 hours Maukspitze in 2.5 hours Ackerlspitze in 3 hours Regalmspitze in 3 hours Ackerl Hut on the Kaisergebirge home page

Haynes (surname)

Haynes is a Welsh surname. It is a common variation of the surnames Haines and Hughes. Notable people with the surname include: Alex Haynes, American football player Abner Haynes, American football player Adrian Haynes, Native American leader Arden Haynes, Canadian former CEO of Imperial Oil and former Chancellor of York University Arthur Haynes, English comedian Billy Jack Haynes, American former professional wrestler Colton Haynes, American actor Cornell Haynes Jr. American rapper, better known as Nelly D. E. L. Haynes, English classical scholar and curator Danny Haynes, English footballer Deborah Haynes, British journalist Desmond Haynes, West Indian cricketer and cricket coach Elwood Haynes, American inventor and co-founder of the Haynes-Apperson Company Elizabeth Ross Haynes, African American social worker and author Gibby Haynes, American musician Fred Haynes, American athlete James Haynes, American football player Jerry Haynes, American actor and children's television host Jimmy Haynes, American baseball player Joe Haynes, American baseball player Joe M. Haynes, American lawyer and politician John Haynes, English colonial magistrate, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Connecticut Colony John Henry Haynes, American archaeologist and pioneering early photographer John Earl Haynes, American historian Johnny Haynes, English football player Lemuel Haynes, American preacher and abolitionist Marquis Haynes, American football player Martin Alonzo Haynes, US Representative Michael Haynes, American football player Michael Haynes III, American professional wrestler better known as Prince Iaukea Michael E. Haynes, American Baptist minister and politician Mike Haynes, American football player Mitzi Haynes, American actress better known as Mitzi Gould.

Nicole Haynes, Canadian-American heptathlete O. H. Haynes, Jr. Louisiana sheriff Phil Haynes, American football player Robert Haynes, Canadian geneticist and biophysicist Roberta Haynes, American actress Roy Haynes, American jazz musician Stephen Haynes, American politician and builder, New York Stephen Haynes, English actor Terrence Haynes, Barbadian freestyle swimmer Todd Haynes, American film director Warren Haynes, American rock and blues guitarist Williams Haynes, American journalist and historian of the American chemistry industry As a surname, Haynes is the 249th most common surname in Great Britain with 33,812 bearers, it is most common in the West Midlands. Other concentrations include East Sussex, Hampshire, Tyne & Wear, West Yorkshire and Essex. Other notable concentrations include, Merseyside, Oxfordshire and Greater London. Fictional characters: Mr. Haynes, character in the novel Minty Alley by C. L. R. James Gus Haynes, a character in the fifth season of The Wire

Kurtey people

The Kurtey people are a small ethnic group found along the Niger River valley in parts of the West African nations of Niger, Benin and Nigeria. They are found in considerable numbers in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso; the Kurtey were formed from the movement of Fula people into the Niger River valley of modern Tillaberi Region, Niger in the 18th century, their intermarriage with local Songhai, Zarma and others. While retaining many aspects of Fula traditional culture, the Kurtey have assimilated into Songhai-Zarma ways of life and speak a Southern Songhay dialect; some outside observers consider them a subsection of the Songhai people, while others describe them as communities with distinct histories and ethnic self-identification within the larger Songhai speaking social space, of which the Songhai people are only one part. They today number less than 50000, concentrated on islands and along the Niger river banks near Sansani and Ayorou; some Kurtey continue to mark themselves with their traditional facial scarification: a small cross at the top of each cheekbone.

The Kurtey are one of six Nigerien ethnic groups who have carried out ritual Female circumcision. Kurtey traditionally engage in sedentary cattle raising -- a legacy of their Fula ancestry -- as well as fishing, tobacco farming, riverine flood irrigated millet and rice farming. In the 19th century, many Muslim Kurtey engaged in slave raiding amongst pagan Zarma along the Niger, earning them the Zarma nickname "Thieves of Men" While bitter rivals of the Wogo people who settled in the same area from the middle Niger beginning around 1800, the two ethnic groups have become related, settled in the same areas, speaking similar dialects, sharing similar ways of life. Both were Muslim before migrating to the area, enjoying close relations with the Fula Emirate of Say. Paul Stoller; the Negotiation of Songhay Space: Phenomenology in the Heart of Darkness. American Ethnologist, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 419-431 Jibrin Ibrahim. Political Exclusion and Dynamics of Ethnicity in Niger. Africa Today, Vol. 41, No. 3, Electoral Successes: Harbingers of Hope?, pp. 15-39 Jean-Pierre, Olivier de Sardan.

Les Societes Songhay-Zarma, Niger-Mali: Chefs, Esclaves, Paysans--. Paris: Editions Karthala. ISBN 978-2-86537-106-8

The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is an American car rental company based in Estero, Florida that operates 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations internationally. As the second-largest US car rental company by sales and fleet size, Hertz operates in 150 countries, including North America, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, New Zealand; the Hertz Corporation owns Dollar and Thrifty Automotive Group—which separates into Thrifty Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car. Hertz Global Holdings, the parent company of The Hertz Corporation, was ranked 335th in Forbes' 2018 Fortune 500 list; as of 2018, the company has revenues of US$9.5 billion, assets of US$21.3 billion, 38,000 employees. The Hertz Corporation known as Rent-a-Car Inc. was founded by Chicago, Illinois native Walter L. Jacobs in 1918; this small car rental operation began with a dozen Model T Ford cars. Within five years, Jacob's fleet expanded to 600 vehicles—generating annual revenues of US$1 million.

John D. Hertz, owner of Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company, developed an interest in the brand, leading to him purchasing the company in 1923, it was renamed to Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System. Jacobs continued to serve as president and chief operating officer of Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System until 1961. After three years of ownership, John Hertz sold the rental car brand to General Motors Corporation in 1926. GM purchased the rest of Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company in 1943. Under the ownership of General Motors, the company released the first rental car charge card in 1926, opened its first rental car location at Chicago's Midway Airport in 1932, introduced the first one-way rental plan in 1933. Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System expanded services to Canada in 1938 and Europe in 1950. John Hertz repurchased the brand from General Motors in 1953 through his other company, The Omnibus Corporation, which he renamed to The Hertz Corporation. In 1954, its stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, it purchased a New York-based truck leasing company, Metropolitan Distributors, including a fleet of 4,000 trucks.

This acquisition increased The Hertz Corporation's fleet to 12,900 passenger cars. The company expanded to South America in 1961. In 1967, The Hertz Corporation became a subsidiary of Radio Corporation of America. In 1985, the car rental company was sold to UAL Corporation known as Allegis Corporation, for a cash deal of US$587.5 million. This acquisition expanded Hertz's vehicle renting and leasing, with nearly 400,000 cars and trucks in 120 countries across the globe. In the summer of 1987, Allegis Corporation chairman and president Frank A. Olson announced the company would be selling Hertz due to internal changes. Park Ridge Corporation, owned and operated under Ford Motor Company, purchased Hertz in October 1987 for US$1.3 billion, Hertz relocated its headquarters from Midtown Manhattan to Park Ridge, New Jersey in 1988. In 2002, Hertz became the first international car rental company to open in China. In 2013, Hertz began partnering with China Auto Rental. In 2016, it reduced its ownership stake but announced a continuing commercial relationship through 2023.

By the second quarter of 2005, Hertz produced about ten percent of Ford's overall pre-tax profit. However, after 18 years of ownership, the Ford Motor Company announced it would be selling the Hertz brand with the intent to focus more on building Ford cars and trucks. Private equities Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity agreed to purchase all shares of common stock in Hertz for an estimated US$15 billion, including debt, the business itself for US$5.6 billion in 2005. The Clayton, Dubilier & Rice consortium took Hertz Global Holdings public again on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2006, Hertz began to expand through Europe. Hertz launched subbrand "Simply Wheelz" in September 2007 for economy-minded and leisure-market audiences. By 2008, the service expanded to airports in California and the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once an online reservation was made, customers were able to choose one of six types of vehicles at self-service rental kiosks.

Wheelz was rebranded as Advantage Rent-a-Car in the fall of 2009. In late December 2009, Hertz announced the acquisition of used cars dealer British Car Auctions from London-based equity firm, Montagu Private Equity, for an estimated £390 million. In November 2012, Hertz Global Holdings Chairman and CEO Mark P. Frissora announced the company's purchase of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, a U. S.-based car rental brand with headquarters in Tulsa, for US$2.3 billion. The business transaction included Hertz paying $87.50 per share of the Dollar Thrifty stock. The deal was finalized on November 19, 2012 and resulted in a combined 10,400 locations in 150 countries. Before the merge, Dollar Thrifty was the fourth-largest car rental company. In December 2012, Hertz announced it would sell its Advantage Rent a Car unit to Franchise Services of North America and Macquarie Capital after the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group was finalized. In May 2013, Frissora and Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Hertz Global Holdings would relocate their worldwide headquarters from Park Ridge, New Jersey to Estero, Florida.

Relocation to Southwest Florida was influenced by the state's travel and tourism industry, proximity to Orlando and Miami, to condense corporate offices, to increase efficiency of Hertz Global brands. A temporary office building in Naples, Florida housed 640 employees until construction of a new facility was completed in 2015. John P. Tague replaced Frissora

Drum tuning

Drum tuning is the process of adjusting the frequency or pitch of a drum. Although most drums are unpitched instruments, they still require tuning in order to remove unwanted overtones and produce the sound that the drummer prefers; some drums such as timpani and rototoms are tuned to a definite pitch. Drums are tuned by tightening or loosening the tension rods or ropes, which control the tension on the drumhead. Additional techniques such as muffling may be used; the thin, sensitive bottom head is tuned much more than the batter head. The resonant head on a snare drum is tuned up toward 398 Hz, depending on the overall tuning, but going much higher risks damaging the head and/or the drum. Treatment or muffling may be applied to any type of drum head to control overtones; the resonant head is looser than the batter head and is responsible for the fundamental, audible tone of the drum. The resonant head can have a small offset hole to allow for air pressure to escape and to support the insertion of a microphone.

Some drummers muffle bass drum tone by inserting blanket, or similar material. Tuning toms is the act of ensuring that: The tensions on the individual batter and resonant heads on each drum are consistent and deliver a clear tone; when tuning a drum, drummers must keep in mind that the top head controls attack and ring, while the bottom head controls resonance, sustain and timbre. A drum key or drum tuning key is a tool used to adjust the tension rods of a Drum, it is used to adjust Drum hardware. It is used to adjust the pitch of a drum; the most common pattern fits. There are minor variations of size between makers. Checking that the physical condition of the drum, drum head and hardware, to be used are in appropriate condition. Seating the head to shape the generic factory-shaped head to match the specific drum being used. Tuning the batter head to pitch. Tuning the resonant head to pitch relative to the batter head. Relating each drum's pitch and sustain to the other drums in the drum set to make the drum set a pleasant-sounding unit in accordance with the drummer's requirements.

When tensioning a head, the tensioning rod closest to the tensioner should be tightened first. The reason for this is to keep an tension across the drum head, impossible to do if the lugs are tightened differently. Next, the tension rod opposite the first lug is tightened by the same number of turns; the process is repeated for the remaining lugs in order, moving from one side of the head to the other. When all of the rods are tightened, the first rod is once again tightened, the process is repeated once again for each rod until the head is free of wrinkles and a low tone is produced when hit; the rods are further tightened by no more than a quarter turn each time. From time to time, the head is tapped next to each tension rod and the rods are tightened and loosened so that the tones are the same all around the drum; the procedure is repeated until the head has the desired pitch. At times it may be desirable to use a specific key or individual musical notes to tune each drum to, creating more melodic tones and a more musical sound to the drums.

The head is tapped once more around the edge to ensure tuning. If double-headed drums are used, the procedure needs to be repeated with the bottom head. Single-tension is one of several ways to apply the necessary tension to drum heads. Single-tension systems replaced the ancient rope-tension methods in the late 19th century and are still used today in lower-priced drums for student use. In this system, one long tension rod with a threaded end extends through the hoop holding the top drum head and down outside the drum shell to a threaded hole in the bottom hoop. There is a small guide halfway down on single-tension drum shells to keep the tension rods straight. In older drums, the hoops are held tight by separate clamps through which the threaded tension rod fits. Tension is applied by turning a special key that fits into a hexagonal drive, but many bass drums have permanent wing-nuts permanently affixed to each tension rod on double-tension drums. Double-tension is a method of applying tension to drum heads.

Drum manufacturers use several methods to apply tension to drum heads. When there are individual stanchions for both the lower head and the upper "struck" head, or when there is one common center-mounted stanchion that accepts the threaded rods from both the upper and lower drum heads, said to be a double-tension drum. Rope-tension is the oldest system for applying tension to drum heads and was the standard system used until the late 19th century. A long rope is passed alternately between the top and bottom drum head hoops that are held to the shell by clamps that incorporate holes for the rope; the ropes are made tighter by sewn-together loops called'ears' made of leather, which slide along the rope to pull the hoops inward, tightening the drum heads. These ears remain in position due to the tension of the rope. Drum heads tightened in this manner are not as tense as more modern sin

4/73 (Sphinx) Special Observation Post Battery RA

4/73 Special Observation Post Battery Royal Artillery is the British Army's only regular Surveillance and Target Acquisition Patrol unit. It is part of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Marne Barracks in North Yorkshire. 4/73 Battery comprises four Patrols Troops. It has a strength of 58 other ranks. Three troops, each of a 3-man Headquarters and two 6-man Patrols provide support to the brigades of 3rd Mechanised Division and others. One troop of a 3-man Headquarters and one 6-man Patrol at high readiness to support 16 Air Assault Brigade. Special Observers give commanders the ability to deploy a specialist force element at range, in proximity to the enemy and in all weathers, to locate and prosecute targets as required. Working as the ISTAR group in each of the brigades, the STA Patrols Troop are subject matter experts on Static Covert Surveillance and complement the reconnaissance activity conducted by other Ground Manned Reconnaissance forces in the Brigade; the skill set includes: manned observation post real time transmission of information comprehensive technical surveillance, through use of: long lens optics and data transfer systems, to provide imagery of evidential quality deployment of Long Range Electro Optical systems: covert remote cameras and sensors initiation of the full spectrum of joint fires conduct of battle damage assessment trained in Survive, Resist, Extract Whilst most Gunners wear a dark blue beret, since 2008 soldiers of 4/73 Battery have changed to a Khaki beret to mark the close working relationship of the battery with the Honourable Artillery Company.

Soldiers that have passed the Surveillance Reconnaissance Patrol selection course wear the Special Observers badge in perpetuity on their arm in all orders of dress. In early 1970s, I Corps General Support Artillery Regiment was based in the foothills of the Harz mountains in the town of Hildersheim close to the Inner German Border; this included 5 Regiment RA whose role as part of the NATO General Development Plan in the event of war, was to contribute to imposing delay on the advancing Warsaw Pact forces. Operating deep inside enemy territory, required specialist training only undertaken by the Corps Patrol Unit, consisting of the Territorial Army SAS regiments and the HAC. By 1980, the Commanding Officer of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, Lt Colonel A C P Stone, prepared a detailed paper setting out the case that the Regiment required special observation post soldiers; this new unit would dig underground shelters close to the Inner German Border and allow the advancing enemy forces to pass by them.

Following this, two pairs of Gunners would emerge from each underground patrol shelter to direct the fire from the Regiment's artillery. In 1989, Captain D B Jones, suggested to his Commanding Officer, that there should only be one Special observation post organisation and that ideally it should be based back in Hildesheim near the operational deployment area. In April 1991, two troops were merged, forming 73 Special OP Battery RA; the battery deployed on Operation Herrick 7 where two personnel serving with the battery were killed in separate mine strike incidents, as well as three injured. The Battery broke the record books during the tour by mounting the longest uninterrupted long-range desert patrol since the Second World War, living off their WMIK vehicles for 7 weeks without any operational pause. 148 Battery Royal Artillery Brigade Patrol Troop Pathfinder Group British Army Website SOLDIER Magazine Mar 2014 - In Hostile Territory Elite Forces