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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time. After winning 71 consecutive basketball games on his high school team in New York City, Alcindor was recruited by Jerry Norman, the assistant coach of UCLA, where he played for coach John Wooden on three consecutive national championship teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament.

Drafted with the first overall pick by the one-season-old Bucks franchise in the 1969 NBA draft, Alcindor spent six seasons in Milwaukee. After leading the Bucks to its first NBA championship at age 24 in 1971, he took the Muslim name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Using his trademark "skyhook" shot, he established himself as one of the league's top scorers. In 1975, he was traded to the Lakers, with whom he played the final 14 seasons of his career and won five additional NBA championships. Abdul-Jabbar's contributions were a key component in the "Showtime" era of Lakers basketball. Over his 20-year NBA career, his teams succeeded in making the playoffs 18 times and got past the first round 14 times. At the time of his retirement at age 42 in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, career wins, personal fouls, he remains the all-time leader in points scored, field goals made, career wins.

He is ranked third all-time in blocked shots. In 2007, ESPN voted him the greatest center of all time, in 2008, they named him the "greatest player in college basketball history", in 2016, they named him the second best player in NBA history. Abdul-Jabbar has been an actor, a basketball coach, a best-selling author. In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U. S. global cultural ambassador. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. was born in New York City, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr. a transit police officer and jazz musician. He grew up in the Dyckman Street projects in the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. Alcindor was unusually tall from a young age. At birth he weighed 12 lb 11 oz and was 22 1⁄2 inches long, by the age of nine he was 5 ft 8 in tall. By the eighth grade he had grown to 6 ft 8 in tall and could slam dunk a basketball.

Alcindor began his record-breaking basketball accomplishments when he was in high school, where he led coach Jack Donahue's Power Memorial Academy team to three straight New York City Catholic championships, a 71-game winning streak, a 79–2 overall record. This earned him a nickname—"The tower from Power", his 2,067 total points were a New York City high school record. The team won the national high school boys basketball championship when Alcindor was in 10th and 11th grade and was runner-up his senior year. Alcindor had a strained relationship with his coach. In his 2017 book "Coach Wooden and Me," Abdul-Jabbar relates an incident where Donahue called him a nigger. Alcindor played on the UCLA freshman team in 1966 only because the "freshman rule" was in effect, but his prowess was well known, he received national coverage when he made his varsity debut in 1967: Sports Illustrated described him as "The New Superstar." From 1967 to 1969, he played on the varsity under head coach John Wooden. He was the main contributor to the team's three-year record of 88 wins and only two losses: one to the University of Houston in which Alcindor had an eye injury, the other to crosstown rival USC who played a "stall game".

In his first game, Alcindor scored 56 points. During his college career, Alcindor was twice named Player of the Year. In 1967 and 1968, he won USBWA College Player of the Year, which became the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Alcindor became the only player to win the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award three times; the 1965–66 UCLA Bruin team was the preseason #1. On November 27, 1965, the freshman team, led by Alcindor, defeated the varsity 75–60 in the first game in the new Pauley Pavilion. Alcindor had 21 rebounds in what was a good indication of things to come. After the game, the UCLA varsity was # 2 on campus. If the "freshman rule" had not been in effect at that time, UCLA would have had a much better chance of winning the 1966 National Championship. Alcindor had considered transferring to Michigan because of unfulfilled recruiting promises. UCLA

Roy Perry

Roy Perry is a British Conservative politician. Between 1994 and 2004 he was a Member of the European Parliament. Perry is a graduate of the University of Exeter with a degree in Government and Politics and was a senior lecturer in Politics at Southampton Technical College. Perry was an elected member of Test Valley Borough Council from 1979 to 1994, he was leader between 1985 and 1994. During this time, Perry contested the seat of Swansea West for the Conservatives in the 1992 general election, he was elected as Member of the European Parliament for the Wight and Hampshire South constituency in the 1994 European Parliament election and was re-elected under the new system of proportional representation in the 1999 European Parliament election. In December 2002, Perry was placed sixth on the Conservative list for the 2004 elections. Four Conservative MEPs were elected in the region. Since the 2004 European Parliament election, Perry has concentrated on his roles as Director of the Trident Trust, Trustee of the Hampshire Museums Service, Director of the Isle of Wight Partnership.

He led Hampshire County Council. Perry is married with two daughters, one of whom, Caroline Nokes, was elected as the Member of Parliament for Romsey and Southampton North in the 2010 General Election. European Parliament Conservative Party

Hoxnian Stage

The Hoxnian Stage is a middle Pleistocene stage of the geological history of the British Isles. It follows the Anglian Stage, it is equivalent to Marine Isotope Stage 11. Marine Isotope Stage 11 ended 374,000 years ago; the Hoxnian divided into sub-stages Ho I to Ho IV. The Hoxnian stage has been correlated to the Holstein Interglacial of northern Continental Europe and the Mindel-Riss Interglacial of the Alps. However, there is ambiguity regarding the correlation of these two interglacials to either MIS 11 or MIS 9, related to the MIS 12 / MIS 10 ambiguity described in more detail in the article'Elster glaciation'; the Hoxnian stage has been equated to the Yarmouthian Stage in North America. However, the Yarmouthian Stage, along with the Kansan and Aftonian stages, have been abandoned by North American Quaternary geologists and merged into the Pre-Illinoian Stage. At this time, the Hoxnian and Holstein stages are correlated with a brief part of the Pre-Illinoian Stage lying between the Pre-Illinoian A and Pre-Illinoian B glaciations of North America.

The Hoxnian Stage is named after Hoxne in the English county of Suffolk where some of the deposits it created were first found. Plant and vertebrate fossils indicate that it was a period of warm climate. Clactonian and Acheulean flint tools and early human remains have been found dating to this stage. Ice age Glacial period Last glacial period Timeline of glaciation Bowen, D. Q.. Quaternary geology: a stratigraphic framework for multidisciplinary work. Oxford UK: Pergamon Press. ISBN 978-0-08-020409-3. Ehlers, J.. L.. Glacial deposits in Great Britain and Ireland. Rotterdam: Balkema. ISBN 978-90-6191-875-2. Mangerud, J.. Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology 1: Part I Europe. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-51462-7. Aber, J. S.. "Regional Glaciation of Kansas and Nebraska". Emporia KS: Emporia State University. Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy. "Global correlation tables for the Quaternary". Cambridge, England: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Hallberg, G. R. ed.. "Pleistocene stratigraphy in east-central Iowa".

Technical information Series. No. 10. Ames IA: Iowa Geological Survey Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Hallberg, G. R. ed.. "Illinoian and Pre-Illinoian stratigraphy of southeast Iowa and adjacent Illinois". Technical information Series. No. 11. Ames IA: Iowa Geological Survey Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Roy, M.. U.. W.. R.. J.. "Glacial stratigraphy and paleomagnetism of late Cenozoic deposits of the north-central United States". Geological Society of America Bulletin. 116: 30–41. Bibcode:2004GSAB..116...30R. Doi:10.1130/B25325.1. Archived from the original on 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2010-03-20