Gary Payton

Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He started at the point guard position, he is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, holds Seattle franchise records in points and steals. He played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat. Payton won an NBA championship with the Heat in 2006, he was nicknamed "The Glove" for his defensive abilities. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013. Payton is considered one of the best point guards of all time, he is the only point guard to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times, an NBA record he shares with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, he was a nine-time NBA All-Star and a nine-time All-NBA Team member. Considered the "NBA's reigning high scorer among point guards" in his prime, Payton is referred to as "probably as complete a guard as there was" by Basketball Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich.

Born and raised in Oakland, Payton played high school basketball at Skyline High School, along with former NBA player Greg Foster, headed north in 1986 to attend Oregon State University in Corvallis. In his sophomore year of high school, his grades plummeted and he was declared academically ineligible, his dad encouraged him to focus on school, he was allowed to play again. Throughout his four-year career at Oregon State, he became one of the most decorated basketball players in school history. During his senior season in 1989–90, Payton was featured in the cover story of Sports Illustrated on March 5 as the nation's best college basketball player, he was a consensus All-American, a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, both the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and conference Freshman of the Year in 1987. He was the MVP of the Far West Classic tournament three times, the Pac-10 Player of the Week nine times, named to the Pac-10's All-Decade Team. At the time of his graduation, Payton held the school record for points, field goals, three-point field goals and steals – all of which he still holds today except for career three-point field goals.

During his career at OSU, the Beavers made one NIT appearance. He was elected into OSU's Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Payton was the second overall pick in the 1990 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. In his third career game, Payton recorded his first double-double of his career after recording 13 points and 10 assists in a road win over the Nuggets. On February 23, 1991, Payton recorded his first career triple-double after recording 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a losing effort to the Suns; the following game, Payton scored only 2 points but dished out 16 assists, a career-high for him. He joined Slick Watts and Nate McMillan as the only SuperSonics' or Thunder's players to have dished out 16 or more assists in his rookie season. Throughout his rookie campaign, Payton recorded 8 point-assist double-doubles, the most by any SuperSonics' or Thunder's player in history, his average for his rookie season is 7.2 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 6.4 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game.

In his second season, Payton recorded 2 triple-doubles on the whole season joining Slick Watts and Nate McMillan at that time to have recorded 2 triple-doubles in a season in Supersonics or Thunder franchise history. He scored a season-high 22 points to go along with 7 assists in road win over the Bullets back in November 19, 1991, his season average is 9.4 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, 6.2 assists per game, 1.8 steals per game and 0.3 blocks per game. Payton spent his first 12½ seasons with the Sonics. Entering the league to star-studded expectations, Payton struggled during his first two seasons in the league, averaging 8.2 points per game during that span. However, he soon proved himself to be one of the league's top point guards, during the 1990s Payton, alongside Shawn Kemp formed the "Sonic Boom" – one of the most thrilling tandems of all time, he earned his first of 9 consecutive All-NBA team selections when he was chosen to the All-NBA Third team in 1994. Payton would go on to make the All-NBA First-Team in 1998 and 2000, All-NBA Second Team in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, All-NBA Third Team in 1994 and 2001.

He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team a record nine consecutive seasons, won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1996, the first guard to win the award in 8 years. He has been selected to the NBA All-Star Team nine times and was voted as a starter in 1997 and 1998, he was a member of the gold medal-winning 1996 and 2000 U. S. Men's Olympic Basketball Teams. In 1996, Payton and the SuperSonics, under coach George Karl, reached the NBA Finals after winning a franchise record 64 games and lost in six games to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls. Payton feuded with Howard Schultz, who bought the SuperSonics in 2001; when Payton did not attend the first day of training camp in 2002, Schultz decided to trade Payton. In the middle of the 2002–03 season at the trade deadline, Payton was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Desmond Mason in exchange for Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie, Ronald Murray. Payton played the remaining 28 games with the Bucks, 7.4 assists per game. The Bucks faced the defending Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets in the first round of the playoffs, pushing the Nets to six games before losing to the more experienced and well rounded Nets.

Payton led the Bucks in scoring and assists during the series, which included a 20-point, 14-assist performance in a game 4 Milwaukee win. As an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2003–04 season, Payton, al

Hound Tor

Hound Tor is a tor on Dartmoor, England and is a good example of a weathered granite outcrop. It is accessible, situated within a few minutes from the B3387 between Bovey Tracey and Widecombe-in-the-Moor; the site is administered by Dartmoor National Park Authority for English Heritage as it includes the ruins of a medieval village, alongside prehistoric works of stone construction nearby. Sabine Baring-Gould said that it derived its name from the shape assumed by the blocks on the summit that have been weathered into forms resembling the heads of dogs peering over the natural battlements. To the south-east of the tor, on a north-eastern-facing slope are the remains of Hundatora, a deserted medieval village; this was built on land farmed in the Bronze Age and which may have been used for grazing in the Roman period. The village was excavated between 1961 and 1975, it has four Dartmoor longhouses, many with a central drainage channel, several smaller houses and barns. These buildings date from the 13th century.

The three grain storage barns appear to have been adapted to include corn dryers, indicative of the deteriorating climate. Pollen evidence indicates that farming had stopped by 1350, but recent analysis of pottery suggests that the village was occupied until the late 14th or early 15th century; the settlement is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to Tavistock Abbey: Land for 4 ploughs. In Lordship 1 plough. Meadow, 9 acres. 1 cattle. Value 20 s; the villagers left little behind when they left, though the acidic soil would have destroyed much evidence. There are a number of older remains of human occupation nearby, including a prehistoric farmstead 400 metres north-west of the settlement, to the south are some Bronze age hut circles. Outlines of medieval fields can still be seen from vantage points on top of the tor; the fields are bounded by "corn ditches" - granite walls fronting a ditch, with earth piled up behind the wall. According to a local legend Hound Tor was created; the 1975 Doctor Who story The Sontaran Experiment was shot on location at Hound Tor.

It is thought to have inspired a number of artists and writers, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles. The tor is popular with rock climbers English Heritage

List of compositions by Anton Bruckner

This is a list of compositions by Anton Bruckner. Bruckner is best known for his symphonic works, he composed a few other smaller orchestral works, sketched another symphony. Bruckner composed a considerable amount of choral music. There are 59 religious works, of which there are 17 larger choral works, 40 smaller choral works, of which a few are in two or three versions, two aequali for three trombones. In addition, Bruckner made sketches for another requiem. Bruckner composed 44 Weltliche Chorwerke, seven secular cantatas, of which two are in three versions, about 20 Lieder for voice and piano. Bruckner's chamber music includes one theme & variations and six scherzos for string quartet, one string quartet with alternative rondo, one string quintet with additional intermezzo, one duo for violin and piano, about 50 small piano works. Other instrumental music includes a few organ works, of which some are of doubtful authorship, one military march for concert band; the WAB numbers, used in the table below, refer to the Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner.

This is a thematic catalogue of the music of Anton Bruckner compiled by Renate Grasberger. Lost works, etc. were added afterwards. Some other, still unclassified, works were identified as WAB deest; the WAB uses a single range of numbers divided into subranges for genre classification. Grasberger sorted the compositions alphabetically by title within each of the subranges. For a few of the pieces, she used an alternate title, less used today, or classified them in different subranges than the current Gesamtausgabe. New attributions and findings, as well as the re-evaluation of the incerta and falsa, require a in-depth revision of the WAB classification; this work is done in the framework of the research project Digitales Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. WAB deest works are classified as follows Renate Grasberger, Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner, Publikationen des Instituts für österreichische Musikdokumentation, Hans Schneider, Tutzing, 1977 - ISBN 3-7952-0232-9 Uwe Harten, Anton Bruckner.

Ein Handbuch. Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, 1996. ISBN 3-7017-1030-9. Anton Bruckner - Sämtliche Werke, Band XXIII/1: Lieder für Gesang und Klavier, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Angela Pachovsky, Vienna, 1997 Anton Bruckner - Sämtliche Werke, Band XXIII/2: Weltliche Chorwerke, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Angela Pachovsky, Vienna, 2001 Anton Bruckner - Sämtliche Werke, Band XXV: Kitzler-Studienbuch, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Paul Hawkshaw and Erich Wolfgang Partsch, Vienna, 2015 Derek Watson, Master Musicians Series, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1996. ISBN 978-0-19-816618-4 Cornelis van Zwol, Anton Bruckner 1824-1896 - Leven en werken, uitg. Thoth, Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-90-6868-590-9 Discography of Bruckners orchestral works by John Berky Critical discography of Bruckners other instrumental and vocal works by Hans Roelofs Anton Bruckner Gesamtausgabe Overview of Bruckner's Gesamtausgabe published by the Austrian National Library and the International Bruckner Society Bruckner online - Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner und musikalischer Nachlass