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Ackerlspitze

At 2,329 metres above sea level, the Ackerlspitze is the second highest peak in the Kaisergebirge range in the east of the Austrian state of Tyrol. The mountain is located in the eastern part of the range referred to as the Ostkaiser or East Kaiser. To the east it is flanked to the north it sends a ridge to the Lärcheck. To the southwest a prominent, rocky arête runs over on to the Kleines Törl. To the south the Ackerlspitze drops steeply, with vertical rock faces in places, into the Leukental valley. To the northwest it falls away just as steeply into the Griesner Cirque and to the northeast into the Mauk Cirque. On fine days there is an attractive and extensive panoramic view from the summit of the Ackerlspitze over the neighbouring mountain groups and as far as the Chiemsee lake in Bavaria as well as the Großvenediger; the first touristic ascent was achieved on 1 October 1826 by Karl Thurwieser and J. Carl, led by Stephan Unterrainer. From the southThe base for the classic ascent of the Ackerlspitze is the Ackerl Hut at 1,460 metres.

From here the route strikes north to the Niedersessel Cirque. From there the route runs on the southern side equipped with safety cables and iron rungs, through the Hochsessel and continues along the eastern arête to reach the summit in 3 hours. According to the literature it is an easy grade I, but exposed tour with a risk of falling rocks, requiring dry conditions, sure footing, no fear of heights and Alpine experience; the valley base for this route is Going. From the northA less frequented route, well worthwhile and less demanding than that from the south; the start point is the Griesner Alm in the Kaiserbach valley, from there the path snakes upwards to reach the Fritz Pflaum Hut. From there it is another 2 hours to the top along the shaded northern flank of the Ackerlspitze; this route is rather easier, not so exposed and endangered by falling rocks compared with the southern option, but not usable until July due to fields of old snow. Maukspitze crossingThose who have climbed the Ackerlspitze can take in the crossing to the neighbouring Maukspitze in the blink of an eye.

From there is a signposted, but exposed route with only a few safety facilities and significant gradient. From the Maukspitze it is usual to take the straightforward southwestern arête to the Niedersessel and back to the Ackerl Hut. Horst Höfler, Jan Piepenstock: Alpenvereinsführer Kaisergebirge alpin, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-7633-1257-9 Alpenvereinskarte 1:25.000, Sheet 8 Tour description Tour description Map of Tiris

NGC 4372

NGC 4372 is a globular cluster in the southern constellation of Musca. It is southwest of γ Muscae and west of the southern end of the Dark Doodad Nebula, a 3° thin streak of black across a southern section of the great plane of the Milky Way. NGC 4372 "is obscured by dust lanes, but still appears as a large object some 10 arcseconds in diameter," according to Astronomy of the Milky Way. Media related to NGC 4372 at Wikimedia Commons NGC 4372 at Wikisky NGC 4372 at Astrosurf NGC 4372 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Sky Map and images NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 4372 and the Dark Doodad

Two Hand Band

Two Hand Band is an album by guitarist Pat Donohue, released in 1993. Guitarist Leo Kottke wrote in the liner notes: ""Enjoy this record, but if you're a guitar player, it's going to haunt you." Writing for Allmusic, critic Mark Vanderhoff wrote of the album "Two of America's most important musical contributions to the world and jazz, meet head-on with guitar maestro Pat Donohue's Two Hand Band... Donohue's amazing steel string fingerpicking makes it possible for him to perform songs that in most cases were written and arranged for large ensembles, his sense of harmony and rhythm is impeccable, but the melodies never get lost in the shuffle." "High Society" – 2:46 "The Moochie" – 4:12 "Yardbird Suite" – 3:11 "All Blues" – 4:20 "Tico-Tico" – 3:14 "Seven Come Eleven" – 2:58 "Royal Garden Blues" – 2:04 "Summer in Central Park" – 4:32 "Tea for Two" – 2:09 "Georgia on My Mind" – 3:10 "Tequila and Green Onions" – 3:26 Pat Donohue – guitar Steve Tibbetts – engineer Mary Ellen LaMotte – photography Johnny Hanson – design

Andreas Thuresson

Patrick Andreas Thuresson is a Swedish professional ice hockey player playing with Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Thuresson was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 144th overall. Andreas scored his first NHL goal on December 31, 2009 against Mathieu Garon of the Columbus Blue Jackets. On July 2, 2011, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Brodie Dupont. Thuresson was assigned to the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, for the duration of the 2011–12 season. After scoring only 21 points in 73 games at season's end, Thuresson returned to his native Sweden signing a one-year contract with Brynäs IF of the Elitserien on May 18, 2012. In a second stint with the Redhaws, Thuresson played two seasons with the club before leaving as a free agent to sign a one-year deal with Chinese club, Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League on June 5, 2017. After returning to Sweden for the 2018–19 season with HV71, Thuresson again opted to move abroad at the conclusion of his contract in signing a new two-year deal with German club, Schwenninger Wild Wings of the DEL on April 22, 2019.

Thuresson was married to Morgan Jaye Zabrowski on March 21, 2015. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Navigation Structures at White Lake Harbor

The Navigation Structures at White Lake Harbor area set of piers protecting the channel connecting Lake Michigan and White Lake, located at the end of Lau Road near Whitehall, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. A number of sawmills were established in the White Lake area between 1836 and 1850. Lumber from these mills was rafted through the narrow natural channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan before being loaded on ships; this was a time-consuming process, the local lumbermen lobbied for an improved waterway. In 1866, an improvement program was funded by Congress. After surveying the area, the construction of a new harbor and channel was proposed. Work on this project commenced in 1867, by late 1868 the channel was cut and revetments on both sides were in place. Piers extending out into Lake Michigan were extended over the next five years. However, by 1873 it was determined that the original pier design was too short, creating a shoaling hazard, both piers were extended.

In 1875 a lighthouse was constructed along the channel, in 1887 a life saving station was added. In 1900-01 both piers were again extended, in 1907 the entire channel and harbor dredged to a deeper depth. A few years shipping traffic through White Lake declined and the Army Corps of Engineers recommended the abandonment of the harbor. However, maintenance continued, with annual dredging, and, in 1936-37, the replacement of the superstructures of both piers with concrete. In 1946 the Life Saving Station was sold and subsequently moved, in 1970 the lighthouse was sold and converted into a local museum. White Lake Harbor is an man-made channel running through strip of land which separates White Lake from Lake Michigan; the associated navigation structures include three elements: the south pier, the north pier, the revetments. The north and south piers are parallel to each other, are 200 feet apart, The north pier is 1717 feet long and the south pier is 1953 feet long; the piers are constructed from a series of piles near the shore, additional cribs at the end.

The entire pier has a concrete superstructure. The revetments were of timber pile. A double row of sheet piling was added and concrete replaced the timber superstructure

Saami Council

The Saami Council is a voluntary, non-governmental organization of the Saami people, with Saami member organizations in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Since it was founded in 1956, as one among the first indigenous peoples' organizations, the Saami Council has dealt with Saami public policy tasks; the secretary was sited in both Helsinki and Utsjoki, now in Karasjok. The Saami Council is funded by a range of grants, their engagements are based on decisions, statements and political programs from the Saami Conference held every fourth year; the purposes of the organization are to: safeguard Saami rights and interest. Beyond this, they are influencing through participating in international processes related to indigenous peoples all over the world, human rights and environment and holds status as permanent participant to the Arctic Council. Further, the organization is represented in the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, the foundation Lásságámmi and holding an observer status at the Barents Euro-Arctic Council Working Group of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

As there is no Saami Parliament in Russia at present, the Russian members of the Saami Council are given a permanent place in the Saami Parliamentary Council, a cooperating forum for the Saami parliaments. They are, not given the right to vote in accordance with the other participants of SPR; the Saami Council emphasizes international collaboration among indigenous peoples' organizations around the world, holds a particular close relationship to the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents the Inuit of Alaska, Canada and Chokotka. The Saami Council is engaging in issues related to the Arctic and the environment with the purpose of contributing to a sustainable management that ensures both the environment and natural resources, as well as the Saamis' livelihoods for the future, they state that healthy and productive ecosystems are preconditions for the culture and identity of the Saamis. The Saami Conference is the highest organ of the Saami Council, it consists of 72 delegates, all of them representing one of the nine member organizations in Finland, Norway and Russia.

The conference is held every fourth year and some of the tasks are to confirm the Saami Councils business report and accounting for the previous period, as well as processing resolutions for new issues and a new declaration for the Saami Council. At the first Saami Conference, held in Jokkmokk in 1953, was appointed a working committee supposed to prepare the establishment of the Saami Council; this establishment found place during the second conference in Karasjok 1956. Other decision made at the Saami Conferences are the Saami flag and the Saami anthem "Sámi soga lávlla" and Saami National Day; the Saami Council consists of 15 members from the member organizations. The members are appointed by the Saami Conference; the Saami Council gathers twice a year and is chaired by a president selected for a period of two years. The Saami Councils and Conferences work has been of significant importance for the Saami peoples status and organization, poses an important platform for communication and cooperation in among the Saami society.

The Saami Council has gained a position in international forums. The Executive Board is formed by the president in addition to one vice president from each country, their job is to perform the tasks given by the Saami Council. The Cultural Committee consists of five members, of which four are proposed from Saami arts and culture organizations and one from the Saami Council; the members are supposed to pose a wide representation of the range of arts and culture branches. The aim for their function is to promote a comprehensive Saami cultural politic and to preserve and promote Saami society and culture initiatives; the Saami Council is working on strengthening traditional and modern Saami culture, in particular through providing a funding scheme funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Culture Committee is responsible for this scheme. Culture projects working in a pan-saami perspective are prioritized in accordance to the Saami Council's purpose of unifying the Saami people; the administration consists of a secretariat chaired by a general secretary appointed by the Saami Council, of following units: The Cultural Unit The Human Rights Unit The Arctic and Environment Unit The EU Unit 21 Saami Conferences are held since the establishment in 1953, for each one is made a new declaration for the Saami Council.

The year and location of the conferences were: Jokkmokk, 1953 Karasjok, 1956 Inari, 1959 Kiruna, 1962 Tana, 1965 Hetta, 1968 Gällivare, 1971 Snåsa, 1974 Inari, 1976 Arjeplog, 1978 Tromsø, 1980 Utsjoki, 1983 Åre, 1986 Lakselv, 1989 Helsinki, 1992 Murmansk, 1996 Kiruna, 2000 Honningsvåg, 2004 Rovaniemi, 2008 Murmansk, 2013 Trondheim, 2017 In order to become