Erich Dagobert von Drygalski was a German geographer and polar scientist, born in Königsberg under the Province of Prussia. Between 1882 and 1887, Drygalski studied mathematics and natural science at the University of Königsberg, Bonn and Leipzig, he graduated with a doctorate thesis about ice shields in Nordic areas. Between 1888 and 1891, he was an assistant at the Geodetic Institute and the Central Office of International Geodetics in Berlin. Drygalski led two expeditions between 1891 and 1893, which were supplied by the Society for Geoscience of Berlin. One expedition wintered during the winter between 1893 in Western Greenland, he habilitated 1889 for geography and geophysics with the collected scientific evidence. In 1898, Drygalski became associate professor and 1899 extraordinary professor for geography and geophysics in Berlin. Drygalski led the first German South Polar expedition with the ship Gauss to explore the unknown area of Antarctica lying south of the Kerguelen Islands; the expedition started from Kiel in the summer of 1901.
A small party of the expedition was stationed on the Kerguelen Islands, while the main party proceeded further south. Drygalski paid a brief call to Heard Island and provided the first comprehensive scientific information on the island's geology and fauna. Despite being trapped by ice for nearly fourteen months until February 1903, the expedition discovered new territory in Antarctica, the Kaiser Wilhelm II Land with the Gaussberg; the expedition arrived back in Kiel in November 1903. Subsequently, Drygalski wrote the narrative of the expedition and edited the voluminous scientific data. Between 1905 and 1931, he published twenty volumes and two atlases documenting the expedition and was awarded the 1933 Royal Geographical Society's Patron's Gold Medal. From October 1906 until his retirement, Drygalski was a professor in Munich, where he presided the Geographic Institute, founded by him, until his death. In 1910, he took part in Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's expedition to Spitsbergen and participated in other expeditions to North America and northeastern Asia.
He died 1949 in Munich. Drygalski Island, Drygalski Fjord in South Georgia, an avenue in the southern part of Munich were named after him, as is the crater Drygalski on the Moon. Two glaciers, including Drygalski Glacier and Drygalski Glacier on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro are named for him. An archive in the Ludwig Maximilians University remembers his pioneering efforts, he has a South African spider named after him, Araneus drygalskii, based on material collected on the Gauss expedition. Biography Excerpt from Siege of the South Pole.
The World Series of Poker, held annually in Las Vegas, is "the oldest, most prestigious, most media-hyped gaming competition in the world". The WSOP bracelet is considered the most coveted non-monetary prize. Since 1976, a bracelet has been awarded to the winner of every event at the annual WSOP, but titles won before 1976 are still counted as "bracelets"; the first WSOP was not a freeze out tournament, but rather an event with a set start and stop time and the winner determined by secret ballot. In 1973, a second event, five-card stud, was added. Over the years, most of the major poker variants have been played at least once. In 1977, the first Ladies only event was introduced in the form of $100 buy-in Stud Poker Tournament. Jackie McDaniels won that event to become the first Ladies Champion, she won one of the smallest prizes in WSOP history. By 2007, the popularity of the Ladies Event had grown to the point that it became the first Ladies-only event to have a prize pool greater than $1,000,000.
The Ladies played Seven Card Stud for the event's first two decades, but have been playing Texas hold'em since 2001. Since its inception, three players have won multiple Ladies Championships: Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, Nani Dollison. Dollison and Isaacs won the event in consecutive years. Between 1991 and 1997, Isaacs set an event record by qualifying for a cash prize, known as finishing in-the-money, five times; the 1983 Ladies World Poker Championship was the first time that a person "of color", Carolyn Gardner, won a WSOP bracelet. Traditionally, the Ladies event was the only event held on Mother Day. Due to complaints from mothers, the event was moved to a different day in 2004. Potential conflicts with Mother's Day no longer exist as the WSOP's new owner, Harrah's Casino, moved the event from late spring to the late summer; the WSOP started offering a "WSOP Academy Ladies Only Poker Camp" in 2007. This week-long event is held at Caesars Palace and is designed to equip women with the tools to compete at the World Series of Poker.
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Since 2008, Elections in Sark take place every two years to elect 14 members of the Chief Pleas, the parliament of Sark, to serve a four-year term in a rolling election cycle. The 2008 constitutional arrangement replaced the previous arrangement, set up in 1922; the first elections to Chief Pleas took place in 1922 when 12 Deputies of the people were added to the property-owning Tenants. Both men and women were enfranchised in the 1922 reform, although equalisation of voting age and the granting of full rights to married women occurred later. On 16 January and 21 February 2008, the Chief Pleas approved a law which introduced a 30-member chamber, with 28 elected members, two unelected leaders, the Seigneur and the Seneschal; as a transitional measure, all 28 Conseillers were elected at the 2008 election. Voters are eligible to be enrolled on the electoral roll of Sark if they are: 17 or over have been ordinarily resident in Sark for 24 months continuously are ordinarily resident in Sark, are not subject to a legal disability.
Results from the second count were: After the results of the ballot were declared, a separate ballot was held among the 28 successful Conseillers to determine which would serve a two-year term, which a four-year term, indicated by the figure after the number of votes. After the initial period, Conseillers will serve four-year terms with half elected every two years. Politics of Sark Sark Government
Thunacar Knott is a fell in the central part of the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria. The main spine of the Central Fells runs south from Bleaberry Fell to High Raise, before turning east en route for Blea Rigg and Loughrigg Fell. A secondary ridge projects southward from High Raise; these are a high rocky parapet looking down upon the valley of Great Langdale, fringing an area of moorland behind. This upland plateau has its highpoint in Thunacar Knott. Recent surveys give the fell a height of 723 metres, a significant increase to the 2,351 feet given by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells; the fell is situated in Great Langdale in the midst of one of the most popular areas for walking in the district, surrounded by the much-loved Langdale fells of Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag and Pavey Ark. Despite this, Thunacar Knott is by-passed by walkers because of its uninspiring appearance, being just a slight rise on the moorland between Harrison Stickle and High Raise.
Indeed, many people do not regard it as a separate fell, considering it just the outlying highest point of the spectacular Pavey Ark cliffs. Wainwright’s comments on the fell are not positive, saying: ‘Thunacar Knott is unphotogenic…this uninspiring characteristic extends to the whole fell, quite deficient in interest.’ Drift deposits cover most of the fell, but in the summit area there are outcrops of the underlying Seathwaite Fell Formation. This consists of volcaniclastic sandstone with interbeds of lapilli-tuff and conglomerate. Many walkers feel compelled to climb Thunacar Knott in order to complete their list of ‘Wainwright’ fells and they do this while climbing the more popular neighbouring fells; the usual starting point is the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale and the route goes via Stickle Ghyll, Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark. Thunacar Knott can be climbed from Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, via Langstrath and the Stake Pass; the summit of the fell has two tops. The southern top is the highest point while the northern top has the more significant cairn and is regarded as the true summit.
Though Thunacar Knott is quite insignificant it is higher than all the surrounding area and gives good all-round views, the prospect to the west being fine
Huddersfield Town's 1926-27 campaign was a season which saw the team lose their English league title by five points to Newcastle United after winning it for the previous 3 seasons. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Town were on top of the world following their 3rd consecutive 1st Division championship. Town's season was a successful season in the league, although they had as many draws as wins during the season, which cost them their chances of their 4th consecutive title, although they were only one point off Newcastle United after beating them on Easter Tuesday, but their last 3 games produced 0-0 draws against Manchester United and Aston Villa at Leeds Road along with a 4-0 defeat at Burnden Park against Bolton Wanderers; that meant. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Chukwunonso Nduka "BeeJay" Anya is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the NC State Wolfpack, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference Sixth Man of the Year in 2015. Anya represented the United States youth team at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, winning the gold medal. Beejay is most famously known for his shot blocking ability he holds the NC State record for most blocked shots in a single game. During his sophomore season in a game against Jacksonville, Anya set the NC State school record for blocks in a single game with 10. In setting the record, Anya at one point recorded 4 blocks in a single possession, his 91 blocks during the 2014–2015 season put him 2nd on the NC State Single Season blocks list, behind Thurl Bailey's 95 blocks in 1983. Anya entered the 2015–2016 season in 5th place on NC State's Career blocks list with 137 career blocks, he finished his career with the Wolfpack in 2017 with 243 career blocked shots, a school record. Anya holds the record for longest wingspan recorded for a non-7-foot player in the NBA Draft Express database for basketball prospects, with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 in.