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Seven-card stud

Seven-card stud known as Seven-Toed Pete or Down-The-River is a variant of stud poker. Until the recent increase in popularity of Texas hold'em, seven-card stud was the most played poker variant in home games across the United States, in casinos in the eastern part of the country. Two to eight players is common, though eight may require special rules for the last cards dealt if no players fold. With experienced players who fold even playing with nine players is possible. In casino play, it is common to use a small bring-in. In home games, it is typical to use an ante only. Seven-card stud is the "S" game in similar mixed game formats; the game begins with each player being dealt two cards face down and one card face up. The player with the lowest-ranking upcard pays the bring-in, betting proceeds after that in normal clockwise order; the bring-in is considered an open, so the next player in turn may not check. If two players have ranked low cards, suit may be used to break the tie and assign the bring-in.

If there is no bring-in the first betting round begins with the player showing the highest-ranking upcard, who may check. In this case, suit is not used to break ties. If two players have the same high upcard, the one first in clockwise rotation from the dealer acts first. After the first betting round, another upcard is dealt to each player, followed by a second betting round beginning with the player whose upcards make the best poker hand. Since fewer than five cards are face up, this means no straights, flushes, or full houses will count for this purpose. On this and all subsequent betting rounds, the player whose face-up cards make the best poker hand will act first, may check or bet up to the game's limit; the second round is followed by a third upcard and betting round, a fourth upcard and betting round, a downcard, a fifth betting round, showdown if necessary. Seven-card stud can be summarized therefore as "two down, four up, one down". Upon showdown, each player makes the best five-card poker hand he can out of the seven cards he was dealt.

Seven cards to eight players plus four burn cards makes 60 cards, there are only 52 in the deck. In most games this is not a problem because several players will have folded in early betting rounds. If the deck does become exhausted during play, previously-dealt burn cards can be used when only a few cards are needed to complete the deal. If those are not sufficient on the final round instead of dealing a downcard to each player, a single community card is dealt to the center of the table, is shared by everyone. Discarded cards from a folded hand are not reused. Unlike draw poker, where no cards are seen before showdown, stud poker players use the information they get from face-up cards to make strategic decisions, so a player who sees a certain card folded is able to make decisions knowing that the card will never appear in another opponent's hand. A common variant called "Mississippi Stud" removes the betting round between fourth and fifth streets, making only four betting rounds; this game deals the final card face up.

This makes the game more resemble Texas Hold'em by having the same betting structure and same number of down and up cards. Another is "roll your own", in which four rounds of two cards each are dealt down, each player must "roll" one card to face up, followed by a round of betting. Except for the first round, the card rolled may not be from the round just dealt. "Queens and after": in this variant all Queens are wild, so is whatever card, dealt face up that follows the Queen. All cards of that kind are now wild, both in the hole; the fun part is that if another Queen is dealt face up, the wild card will change to whatever follows this Queen. The former card is no longer wild. "Baseball": in this variant 3s and 9s are wild, a 4 dealt face up gets an extra card. "Low Chicago": Low spade in the hole gets half the pot. "High Chicago" means high spade instead of low. Just "Chicago" can mean either. "Acey ducey": aces and twos are wild. One-eyed Jacks or Suicide King can be specified as wild. Razz is a lowball form with the objective being to get the lowest hand possible.

The sample deal below assumes that a game is being played by four players: Alice, dealing in the examples. All players ante 25¢. Alice deals each player one upcard, beginning with Bob and ending with herself. Bob is dealt the 4♠, Carol the K♦, David the 4♦, Alice the 9♣; because they are playing with a $1 bring-in, David is required to start the betting with a $1 bring-in. He had the option to open the betting for more, but he chose to bet only the required $1; the bring-in sets the current bet amount to $1, so Alice cannot check. She decides to call. Bob folds, indicating this by discarding his cards. Carol raises to $3. David folds, Alice calls. Alice now deals a second face-up card to each remaining player: Carol is dealt the J♣, Alice the K♥. Alice's two upcards make a poker hand of no pair, K-9-high, Carol has K-J-high, so it is Carol's turn to bet, she checks. Another face up card is dealt: Carol gets the 10♥ and Alice gets the K♣. Alice now has a pair of kings showing, Carol still has no pair, so Alice bets first.

She bets $5, Carol calls. On the next round, Carol receives the 10♦, making her upcards K-J-10-10. Alice receives the 3♠. Alice's upcards are 9-K-K-3.

Jim Langton

James Langton was an Irish hurler who played as a left wing-forward for the Kilkenny senior team. Born in Gowran, County Kilkenny, Phelan first played competitive hurling whilst at school in Kilkenny CBS, he arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Kilkenny minor team. He made his senior debut in the 1938 championship. Langton went on to play a key part for Kilkenny during a lean era for the county, won two All-Ireland medals and seven Leinster medals, he was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions. As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team for fourteen years, Langton won two Railway Cup medals. At club level he won four championship medal with Éire Óg. Langton's career tally of 15 goals and 146 points was a record score for a Kilkenny player which stood for twenty years when it was surpassed by Eddie Keher. Throughout his career Langton made 43 championship appearances, his retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Wexford in the 1954 championship.

Langton is regarded as one of the greatest hurlers in the history of the game. He has been voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, including at left wing-forward on the Hurling Team of the Century in 1984 and the Hurling Team of the Millennium in 2000. Langton first came to hurling prominence with the Kilkenny CBS in the inter-colleges series of games. In 1936 he was a key member of the college team that made history by reaching their first provincial final. A comprehensive 3–4 to 1–1 defeat of Blackrock College gave Langton a Leinster medal. Langton played his club hurling with Éire Óg and enjoyed much success in a career that spanned three decades, his arrival on the inter-county scene marked an upturn in the fortunes of the club. After losing the county decider to Carrickshock in 1938, both sides faced off at the same stage of the championship the following year. A narrow 3–7 to 3–5 victory gave Langton his first championship medal. Éire Óg failed to retain their championship crown in 1940, while Carrickshock defeated the team in the county showpiece in 1942.

Langton lined out in his fourth championship decider in 1944, with old rivals and five-in-a-row hopefuls Carrickshock providing the opposition once again. A 7–9 to 4–4 trouncing gave Langton a second championship medal. Éire Óg reached the final again in 1945 and were presented with the chance of making their own piece of history by retaining the title. Once again Carrickshock stood in the way, however, a 2–7 to 1–10 draw was the result; the subsequent replay was more conclusive, with Langton collecting a third championship medal following a 4–8 to 1–7 victory. Three-in-a-row proved beyond Éire Óg, the club reached the final again in 1947. Tullaroan were the opponents, however, a 3–10 to 0–13 victory gave Langton a fourth and final championship medal. Langton's swansong for the club was in 1950, when Éire Óg were defeated by Dicksboro in a replay of the championship decider. Langton first played for Kilkenny as a member of the county's minor team in 1935, it was a successful year. Laois provided the opposition on that occasion, they proved no match for Kilkenny.

A 7–8 to 1–1 trouncing gave Langton a first Leinster medal. The subsequent All-Ireland decider pitted Kilkenny against Tipperary. A close game developed, however, at the full-time whistle Kilkenny were the champions on a 4–2 to 3–3 score line, it was Langton's first All-Ireland medal. Kilkenny dominated the provincial minor championship again in 1936. A 3–13 to 1–1 defeat of Dublin gave Langton a second Leinster medal, he lined out in a second successive All-Ireland decider, with Cork standing in the way of Kilkenny retaining their title. In a close game Langton proved the hero by scoring the winning point in a narrow 2–4 to 2–3 victory, it was his second All-Ireland medal. Langton made his senior debut during Kilkenny's unsuccessful 1938 campaign. In 1939 Kilkenny reclaimed the provincial title. A 2–12 to 4–3 victory gave Langton his first Leinster medal; the subsequent All-Ireland final pitted Kilkenny against Cork. In one of the most iconic championship deciders of all-time, played on the day that World War II broke out, the climax of the game was played in a ferocious thunder storm.

While a draw looked as the hour drew to a close, Paddy Phelan sent a seventy-yard free in towards the Cork goalmouth. The sliotar was gobbled up by the defence and cleared, but only as far as Jimmy Kelly who sent it straight over the bar for a one-point lead. After the puck-out the referee blew the whistle and Kilkenny were victorious on a score line of 2–7 to 3–3; the win gave Langton an All-Ireland medal in the senior grade. In spite of being in only his third year of senior hurling, Langton was appointed captain of the Kilkenny team in 1940, he secured a second successive Leinster medal that year, as Kilkenny retained their provincial crown following a 3–6 to 2–5 defeat of Dublin. The subsequent All-Ireland decider on 1 September 1940 brought Kilkenny and Limerick together for the last great game between the two outstanding teams of the decade. Early in the second-half Kilkenny took a four-point lead, once Mick Mackey was deployed at midfield he proceeded to dominate the game. Limerick hung on to win the game on a score line of 3–7 to 1–7.

Kilkenny surrendered their provincial crown to Dublin in 1942, both sides faced each other in the provincial decider again in 1943. A 3–9 to 2–6 victory gave Langton his third Leinster medal. On 1 August 1943 Kilkenny faced Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final. While many expected Langton's side to brush the Ulster challenge aside, a record crowd at Corrigan Park witnessed one of the biggest shocks in the history of the championship. Danny McAllister, Ke

Jatun Mayu (Linares)

Jatun Mayu which downstream successively is named Challajtiri Mayu, Agua Castilla, Jatun Mayu again and Qaysa is a Bolivian river in the provinces of Antonio Quijarro, José María Linares and Tomás Frías of the Potosí Department. It belongs to the Pillku Mayu river basin; the Jatun Mayu originates near the villages of Ollerias and La Esquina in the Potosí Municipality of the Tomás Frías Province. At first its direction is to the northwest, it flows along the village of Challwiri in a western direction. Near Walla Laqaya it receives the name Challajtiri Mayu. Southwest of Jatun Ch'utu it turns to the southeast. Near the village of Rosario in the Porco Municipality of the Antonio Quijarro Province it gets the name Rosario. Before it reaches the village of Karma it is named Agua Castilla. After the confluence with the Topala River in the Caiza "D" Municipality of the José María Linares Province near the village of Jirinchura at 19°54′09″S 65°47′05″W it is called Jatun Mayu again, its directions is to the southeast.

After receiving waters from the Horno Mayu or Qaysa, a left tributary which originates southeast of Cucho Ingenio, the river gets the name Qaysa. It is a left tributary of the Tumusla River

Second Salisbury ministry

The Marquess of Salisbury formed his second ministry in an alliance with the Liberal Unionist Party, following the 1886 general election upon his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Victoria. In 1887, George Goschen of the Liberal Unionist Party joined the ministry as Chancellor of the Exchequer. February 1888 – Sir Michael Hicks Beach succeeds Lord Stanley of Preston as President of the Board of Trade. September 1889 – Henry Chaplin enters the Cabinet as President of the Board of Agriculture. October 1891 – Arthur Balfour succeeds the late William Henry Smith as First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons. William Jackson succeeds him as Chief Secretary for Ireland. Cabinet members are listed in bold face. Tout, T. F.. An advanced history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the death of Edward VII. New York: Longmans, Green. Pp. 740–741. OL 13991885M. Cook, Chris. British Historical Facts: 1830–1900. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1-349-01348-7

Haslam, South Australia

Haslam is a town and a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula on the coastline of Streaky Bay about 487 kilometres north-west of the state capital of Adelaide and about 32 kilometres north of the municipal seat of Streaky Bay. Haslam is a common stop off for campers; the town itself has no major industrial or commercial connections anymore and contains limited resources including a camping ground and the town jetty. Haslam was established in 1893 as a deep sea port under the name of Port Carawa to allow the shipping of supplies of machinery and food to the local settlers, as well as providing transport of local products to other parts of the state; when road transport took over in the 1960s, this service died out. The town was proclaimed on 9 October 1913 and takes its name from William Haslam who served as the north-east representative of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1891 to his death in 1898. Haslam had a post office from 1913; the area is now served by a community postal agency.

The 430 metres long town jetty was built in 1912 to allow ships access to the coast. It was reduced in length by half in 1972; the Haslam Township School opened in 1920, before having its name changed to "Maildaburra" in 1921. A new school was built in 1930, was renamed "Haslam"; the school closed on the opening of Miltaburra Area School near Wirrulla in 1983, now serves as a museum. On 15 March 1934, the area of the town was extended by proclamation to include a "police reserve"; the locality's boundaries which were created on 12 April 2001 includes the government town of Haslam. Haslam is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Streaky Bay. Caratoola Recreation Park Streaky Bay Council Article in The Age about Streaky Bay and surrounding districts Haslam UNPATROLLED BEACH

2016 Conference USA football season

The 2016 Conference USA football season was the 21st season of Conference USA football and part of the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on September 1 with Charlotte facing Louisville; this season was the second season for the C-USA under realignment that took place in 2014, which added the 14th member Charlotte from the Atlantic 10 Conference. The C-USA is a "Group of Five" conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the American Athletic Conference, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference. C-USA consists of 14 members: Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky. West champion Louisiana Tech played at East champion Western Kentucky's Houchens Industries-L. T. Smith Stadium for the Conference USA Championship on December 3, which Western Kentucky won 58–44. UAB continued to undergo reinstatement of its football program during the 2016 season and will begin play for the 2017 season.

Western Kentucky entered the season as defending Conference USA champions, defeating Southern Miss in the previous year's championship game. The Hilltoppers would go on to defeat South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl 45–35; the 2016 preseason media predictions were released on July 21, 2016 with the vote conducted by media members that cover the conference schools. Middle Tennessee was picked to win the East division for the first time in school history. After coming second in the East last year, which resulted a trip to the Bahamas Bowl, the Blue Raiders returned 13 starters for the upcoming season. In the West division, the media predicted Southern Miss to overcome the other 5 teams in the division. Southern Miss has been in the C-USA championship more than any team in the conference, with 3 appearances including an appearance last season against Western Kentucky; the Golden Eagles brought back seven starters on six starters on defense. Western Kentucky, defending C-USA champion, was predicted to finish second in the East division, instead of returning to the title game.

The twelve annual championship game will be held on December 3, 2016, predicted to pit Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee. References: Three Conference USA teams hired new head coaches for the 2016 season. All three were in the West Division, all three were replacing coaches who had spent at least 3 seasons at their respective schools. North Texas hired Seth Littrell to replace Dan McCarney, fired after the Mean Green lost to Portland State on October 10, 2015. Mike Canales was promoted as interim head coach after the fire until the hire of Littrell. Seth is coming from being an Assistant Head Coach for Offense and Tight Ends Coach at North Carolina. Littrell was hired on December 5, 2015. Southern Miss hired Jay Hopson to replace Todd Monken, who resigned to become the new Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2015 season. Jay spent has spent four years prior to Southern Miss at Alcorn State and help bring the Braves to two SWAC Championship Titles. Hopson was hired on January 30, 2016.

UTSA hired Frank Wilson to replace Larry Coker, who resigned on January 5, 2016. Wilson is come from being a Recruiting Coordinator at LSU for 7 seasons. Frank was hired on January 14, 2016. Note: All stats shown are before the beginning of the season; this is a list of the power conference teams C-USA plays in non-conference: Per conference regulations, all teams with seven or more wins shall be placed into conference bowls prior to any other bowl eligible teams without a winning record. The rankings are from final CFP Poll and all game times are in Eastern. Old Dominion was the first team to accept a bowl bid on November 28. Additional bowl game offer. C-USA had no previous arrangement to play in the Armed Forces Bowl. Most Valuable Player:Ryan Higgins Offensive Player of the Year:Carlos Henderson Defensive Player of the Year:Trey Hendrickson Coach of the Year:Skip Holtz Freshman of the Year:Josiah Tauaefa Newcomer of the Year:Mike WhiteAll C-USA Bold – Exceed capacity †Season High