Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is an American national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks; the red and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon National Park is much smaller, sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park; the rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet. The Bryce Canyon area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874; the area around Bryce Canyon was designated as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 and was redesignated as a national park by Congress in 1928; the park covers 35,835 acres and receives fewer visitors than Zion National Park or Grand Canyon National Park due to Bryce's more remote location.

In 2018, Bryce Canyon received 2,679,478 recreational visitors, an increase of 107,794 visitors from the prior year. Bryce Canyon National Park lies within the Colorado Plateau geographic province of North America and straddles the southeastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau west of the Paunsaugunt Fault. Park visitors arrive from the plateau part of the park and look over the plateau's edge toward a valley containing the fault and the Paria River just beyond it; the edge of the Kaiparowits Plateau bounds the opposite side of the valley. Bryce Canyon was not formed from erosion initiated from a central stream, meaning it technically is not a canyon. Instead headward erosion has excavated large amphitheater-shaped features in the Cenozoic-aged rocks of the Paunsaugunt Plateau; this erosion exposed colorful pinnacles called hoodoos that are up to 200 feet high. A series of amphitheaters extends more than 20 miles north-to-south within the park; the largest is Bryce Amphitheater, 12 miles long, 3 miles wide and 800 feet deep.

A nearby example of amphitheaters with hoodoos in the same formation but at a higher elevation, is in Cedar Breaks National Monument, 25 miles to the west on the Markagunt Plateau. Rainbow Point, the highest part of the park at 9,105 feet, is at the end of the 18-mile scenic drive. From there, Aquarius Plateau, Bryce Amphitheater, the Henry Mountains, the Vermilion Cliffs and the White Cliffs can be seen. Yellow Creek, where it exits the park in the north-east section, is the lowest part of the park at 6,620 feet. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Bryce Canyon National Park has a Warm Summer humid continental climate. Dfb climates are defined by their coldest month having an average mean temperature below −0 °C, all months with an average mean temperature below 22 °C, at least four months with an average mean temperature above 10 °C, no significant precipitation difference between seasons; the plant hardiness zone at the visitor center is 5b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of -10.0 °F.

The national park is located in southwestern Utah about 50 miles northeast of and 1,000 feet higher than Zion National Park. The weather in Bryce Canyon is therefore cooler, the park receives more precipitation: a total of 15 to 18 inches per year. Yearly temperatures vary from an average minimum of 9 °F in January to an average maximum of 83 °F in July, but extreme temperatures can range from −30 to 97 °F; the record high temperature in the park was 98 °F on July 14, 2002. The record low temperature was −28 °F on December 10, 1972. Little is known about early human habitation in the Bryce Canyon area. Archaeological surveys of Bryce Canyon National Park and the Paunsaugunt Plateau show that people have been in the area for at least 10,000 years. Basketmaker Anasazi artifacts several thousand years old have been found south of the park. Other artifacts from the Pueblo-period Anasazi and the Fremont culture have been found; the Paiute Indians moved into the surrounding valleys and plateaus in the area around the same time that the other cultures left.

These Native Americans hunted and gathered for most of their food, but supplemented their diet with some cultivated products. The Paiute in the area developed a mythology surrounding the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, they believed. At least one older Paiute said his culture called the hoodoos Anka-ku-was-a-wits, Paiute for "red painted faces", it was not until the late 18th and the early 19th century that the first European Americans explored the remote and hard-to-reach area. Mormon scouts visited the area in the 1850s to gauge its potential for agricultural development, use for grazing, settlement; the first major scientific expedition to the area was led by U. S. Army Major John Wesley Powell in 1872. Powell, along with a team of mapmakers and geologists, surveyed the Sevier and Virgin River area as part of a larger survey of the Colorado Plateaus, his mapmakers kept many of the Paiute place names. Small groups of Mormon pioneers followed and attempted to settle east of Bryce Canyon along the Paria River.

In 1873, the Kanarra Cattle Company started to use the area fo

Yachts (band)

Yachts were a British power pop/new wave band, best remembered for their 1977 single, "Suffice To Say", minor new wave classic, "Love You, Love You". The group was formed by art students in Liverpool in April 1977 out of an earlier band, known variously as'Albert Dock' or'Albert and the Cod Warriors', who had supported the Sex Pistols on one of their infamous early gigs the previous year; the band consisted of Bob Bellis. They played their first show at Eric's nightclub in Liverpool; this led to a recording contract with Stiff Records, where they released one single, the witty and self-referential "Suffice To Say", written by Priestman and Campbell and produced by Will Birch. They released a novelty single, "Do The Chud", as the Chuddy Nuddies. With label mates Costello and Nick Lowe, they joined the newly formed Radar label. On 9 October 1978, a few weeks after releasing "Look Back in Love", their first single on Radar, the band recorded the first of two sessions at Maida Vale 4 studio, for John Peel at BBC Radio 1.

The track listing was "Hits", "Yachting Type", "Look Back in Love", "Then And Now".. The band recorded their debut LP in New York City with producer Richard Gottehrer. One reviewer raved that " got this cool cheesy keyboard sound with a nice chunky guitar underneath and in addition to being catchy tunes, their songs have hysterically funny lyrics, like "Yachting Type", where the guy's girl runs off with a yachtsman, or "Mantovani's Hits", which hypothesizes a rock and roll world where Elvis records had not been hits but Mantovani's had, or "Box 202", where the guy's girl is killed in an aircraft crash so he puts out a classified ad to look for a replacement; the others deal with romance in oddball ways, but always rocking and always catchy as hell". Reviewing the LP in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, Robert Christgau wrote: "You have to hand it to a group that can give itself such a ridiculous name and come up with credible songs called'Yachting Type' and'Semaphore Love.'

Most of these songs are pretty credible the one structured around the word'tantamount.' Funny boys, no doubt about it. But their biggest joke is a mock-snooty, mock-operatic rock crooning style that I'm not eager to hear again."They toured in the US and Europe with Joe Jackson and The Who, released a second album with producer Martin Rushent. Both albums were released by Polydor in the US Campbell left the group in 1978, Dempsey departed in 1980. Dempsey became a member of Pink Military. Yachts split up in 1981. Priestman, who for a time was a member of both Yachts and Bette Bright & the Illuminations went on to join It's Immaterial, Wah! and, most notably, The Christians, more working as a producer with Mark Owen and Melanie C. Retrospective appraisals of the band's output vary. M. C. Strong dismisses Yachts as "one of the many outfits jostling for recognition in the overcrowded pop / rock marketplace". Colin Larkin is more generous, writing that "Yachts' popularity was fleeting but they left behind several great three-minute slices of pop, including a cover of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in my House".

Vernon Joynson summed up Yacht's approach. "Lyrically, much of their material was with humour. Musically, they ranged from sixties influenced rock with organ to fast-paced punk-cum-". Steve Gardner loved this approach. "They hammered out these rocking pop songs surrounded by swirling washes of cheap keyboards. Lots of their songs strung together common threads of boating and strange tales of love, they had some hysterically funny lyrics, like "I wouldn't climb any mountain for you/Ford any stream that's a daft thing to do/'Cos I'm cynical cynical cynical through and through" from'Love You, Love You'". Film critic Mark Kermode, who plays the double bass for the skiffle band The Dodge Brothers, names Yachts as one of his favourite bands. Yachts – released as S. O. S. in the US – Billboard 200 No. 179 Without Radar "Suffice to Say" / "Freedom" "Do the Chud" / "Big in Japan" on the flip-side "Look Back in Love" / "I Can't Stay Long" "Yachting Type" / "Hypnotising Lies" "Love You, Love You" / "Hazy People" "Box 202" / "Permanent Damage" "Now I'm Spoken For" / "Secret Agents" "There's a Ghost in My House" / "Revelry" / "Yachting Types" "I.

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Helge Tverberg

Helge Arnulf Tverberg is a Norwegian mathematician. He was a professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Bergen, his speciality being combinatorics, he was born in Bergen. He took the cand.real. Degree at the University of Bergen in 1958, the dr.philos. Degree in 1968, he was a lecturer from 1958 to 1971 and professor from 1971 to his retirement in 2005. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Reading in 1966 and at the Australian National University, in Canberra, from 1980 to 1981, 1987 to 1988 and in 2004, he is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Letters. Tverberg, in 1965, proved a result on intersection patterns of partitions of point configurations that has come to be known as Tverberg's partition theorem, it inaugurated a new branch of combinatorial geometry, with many applications. An account by Günter M. Ziegler of Tverberg's work in this direction appeared in the issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society for April, 2011