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Winter sports

Winter sports or winter activities are competitive sports or non-competitive recreational activities which are played on snow or ice. Most are variations of ice skating and sledding. Traditionally, such games were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and artificial ice allow more flexibility. Artificial ice can be used to provide ice rinks for ice skating, ice hockey, bandy in a milder climate. Common individual sports include cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, skeleton, ski orienteering and snowmobiling. Common team sports include ice hockey and bandy. Based on the number of participants, ice hockey is by far the world's most popular winter sport, followed by bandy. Winter sports have their own multi-sport events, such as the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Universiade. Snow and ice during the winter time has led to other means of transportation, such as sledges and skates; this led to different pastimes and sports being developed in the winter season as compared to other times of the year.

Winter sports are more popular in countries with longer winter seasons. While most winter sports are played outside, ice hockey, speed skating and to some extent bandy have moved indoors starting in the mid-20th century. Indoor ice rinks with artificial ice allow ice hockey to be played in hot climates. Outdoor winter sports will be impacted because of climate change in the next century. Note: the Olympic rings next to a sport indicates that this particular sport is included in the Winter Olympic Games, as of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; the Paralympic logo indicates the same for a sport not in the Olympics but in the Winter Paralympic Games. Figure skating Short-track speed skating Speed skating Acroski Alpine skiing Biathlon Cross-country skiing Freestyle skiing Kite skiing Mogul skiing Monoskiing Newschool skiing Nordic combined Ski archery Skiboarding Skibob Skijoring Ski jumping Ski orienteering Snowkiting Speed skiing Speed riding Telemark skiing Winter pentathlon Ski-BASE Jumping Sports that use sleds going down ice tracks or pulled by something: Bobsled Dogsled racing Ice blocking Luge Skeleton Wok racing Alpine snowboarding Boardercross Slalom Snowskating Slopestyle Free style Snocross Recreation Cross-country Hill climbing Bandy Broomball Curling Ice hockey Ice sledge hockey Ice stock sport Military patrol Ringette Rink bandy Snow rugby Snow snake Snow volleyball Synchronized skating Yukigassen wrestling Ice climbing Ice racing Ice speedway Snowbiking Ice canoeing Cold-weather biking Snow drifting Some sports are competed in on a more casual basis by children: Ice boating or ice sailing Ice fishing Tobogganing Snow bowling Snow golf Winter Olympic Games Nordic Games World Cup Arctic Winter Games Asian Winter Games Winter Paralympic Games Winter Universiade Winter Dew Tour Winter X Games Winter X Games Europe Bandy World Cup Biathlon World Cup Bobsleigh World Cup FIS Alpine Ski World Cup FIS Cross-Country World Cup FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup FIS Nordic Combined World Cup FIS Ski Jumping World Cup FIS Snowboard World Cup Luge World Cup Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Skeleton World Cup Speed Skating World Cup World Cup in Ski Orienteering Ice Hockey World Championships Curling World Championships Bandy World Championships Biathlon World Championships Bobsleigh World Championships FIS Alpine World Ski Championships FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships FIS Nordic World Ski Championships FIS Snowboarding World Championships FIL World Luge Artificial Track Championships FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships FIS Ski Flying World Championships World Figure Skating Championships World Long Track Speed Skating Championships World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Skeleton World Championships World Ski Orienteering Championships Winter carnival Outline of sports Outdoor activity Syers, Edgar.

The Book of Winter Sports, an attempt to catch the spirit of the keen joys of the winter season The Macmillan Company Jessup, Elon Huntington Snow and ice sports: a winter manual E. P. Dutton & company Cereghini Five Thousand Years of Winter Sports Edizioni del Milione Liebers, Arthur The Complete Book of Winter Sports NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan "Winter Sports: Sport guides". BBC Online. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Media related to Winter sports at Wikimedia Commons Winter sports travel guide from Wikivoyage

Channel 40 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 40 in the United States: K40AE-D in Cashmere, etc. Washington K40CG-D in Yuma, Colorado K40CH-D in Parowan/Enoch, etc. Utah K40DD-D in Gruver, Texas K40DK-D in Tucumcari, New Mexico K40DP-D in Las Animas, Colorado K40DV-D in Yerington, Nevada K40FU-D in Rockville, Utah K40GZ-D in Preston, Idaho K40IJ-D in Topeka, Kansas K40IO-D in Carbondale, Colorado K40IW-D in Delta, etc. Utah K40IY-D in Fruitland, Utah K40JH-D in Garrison, etc. Utah K40JU-D in Cody/Powell, Wyoming K40JV-D in Stateline, etc. California K40KC-D in Tulsa, Oklahoma K40KD-D in Orangeville, Utah K40KE-D in East Price, Utah K40KM-D in Clear Creek, Utah K40KP-D in Koosharem, Utah K40KQ-D in Wyola, Montana K40KR-D in Medford, Oregon K40KX-D in Centerville, Texas K40LI-D in Valmy, Nevada K40LN-D in Roosevelt, etc. Utah K40LO-D in Fillmore, etc. Utah K40LV-D in Leamington, Utah K40LW-D in Salmon, Idaho K40LY-D in Manila, etc. Utah K40MA-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada K40MS-D in Pocatello, Idaho K40MT-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho K40MW-D in Kanarraville, etc.

Utah K40NV-D in Peoa and Oakley, Utah KBMN-LD in Beaumont, Texas KCWL-LD in Monroe, Louisiana KEVO-LD in Sun Valley, Nevada KISA-LD in San Antonio, Texas KMMC-LD in San Francisco, California KNSD in San Diego, California KOIN in Portland, Oregon KRHD-CD in Bryan, Texas KTES-LD in Abilene, Texas KTLM in Rio Grande City, Texas KTXL in Sacramento, California KUAN-LD in Poway, California KVHD-LD in Glendale, California W40AN-D in Escanaba, Michigan W40BO-D in Boston, Massachusetts W40CN-D in Sugar Grove, Illinois W40CU-D in St. Petersburg, Florida WAAO-LD in Andalusia, Alabama WACX in Leesburg, Florida WAHU-CD in Charlottesville, Virginia WBMA-LD in Birmingham, Alabama WDRN-LD in Fayetteville, North Carolina WESV-LD in Chicago, Illinois WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio WHKY-TV in Hickory, North Carolina WIRE-CD in Atlanta, Georgia WIXT-CD in Dewitt, New York WLFB in Bluefield, West Virginia WLPC-CD in Detroit, Michigan WODF-LD in Rockford, Illinois WPAN in Fort Walton Beach, Florida WPXE-TV in Kenosha, Wisconsin WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia WTNC-LD in Durham, North Carolina WTVQ-DT in Lexington, Kentucky WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Florida WVDM-LD in Quincy, Illinois WWTV in Traverse City, Michigan WXTV-DT in Paterson, New Jersey WYDJ-LD in Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed broadcast on digital channel 40: K40HE-D in Redding, California K40IK-D in Wallowa, Oregon K40LJ-D in Lincoln, Nebraska

Glorious Ruins

Glorious Ruins is the twenty-second album in the live praise and worship series of Christian Contemporary music by Hillsong Church. It was recorded live in London and Sydney, Australia by the Hillsong worship team from around the world including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding, UNITED band, international teams from London and Cape Town; the album includes 12 songs including "Man of Sorrows", "Glorious Ruins", "Christ Is Enough", "Anchor", "You Crown the Year". It was released on 28 June 2013 on 2 July 2013 internationally; the album reached No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. On 27 and 28 October 2012, Hillsong Live recorded the first part at the Hillsong Convention Centre in Sydney with a worship night called "This Is for Everyone"; the second part of the album was recorded by Hillsong London at London's Dominion Theatre on 17 February 2013. "Man of Sorrows", the first single from the album, was released as a free download just before Easter. Hillsong Live announced the new album by releasing its cover artwork 3 April 2013.

A trailer for the album and the live video for "Man of Sorrows" was released on 4 June 2013. The album was released on 2 July 2013. "Let the ruins come to life | In the beauty of Your Name | Rising up from the ashes | God forever You reign" This chorus of the title track, Glorious Ruins, was an underlying theme through the life of Hillsong Church in the lead up to the Hillsong Live praise & worship album recording, Glorious Ruins. It's a vivid image which stirs the soul. Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church explains, “Ruins can speak of crushing defeat or of something abandoned, but the good news today is that the ruins come to life. …Through Jesus Christ what we look at is ruins that become glorious..." Whether it be through times of personal devotion or in your church, we pray that the lyrics contained in this album stir your faith & love in Jesus Christ. Source: Before its release, the album received positive reviews from Louder Than the Music's Jono Davies, who wrote, "there aren't many Christian bands that make the world stop and listen when they release a new album, but Hillsong are one of them."

And describes the album's sound as "is this album much of the same classic Hillsong sound, or a new fresh style of worship? Well, a bit of both to be honest, but more on that later." And ends saying "How do you sum up an album like this? I don't know. People will love this album because it's another classic from Hillsong, who seem to be getting better and better with each release; the band have been more creative in the last few years. I think the songs on this album are stronger than previous albums. If some albums in the past worked well as a package, this album has much stronger songs that can stand on their own in times of worship." The album received three four-and-a-half-star-out-of-five ratings

Martyn Giles

Martyn Giles is a Welsh former professional footballer. He has played for Wales at U19 and semi-professional levels. Born in Cardiff, Giles grew up in the Pentwyn area of the city and attended St Teilo's Church in Wales High School. Giles began his career in the youth system at the club he supported as a child. Alongside James Collins, he was offered a professional deal at the club and made his senior debut in March 2001 against Hull City as a substitute for Matt Brazier, he scored once for Cardiff against Rushden & Diamonds in the Football League Trophy before having brief spells at Barry Town and Port Talbot Town before joining Morecambe in November 2003. However, he left soon after, he joined Carmarthen Town where he was a first team regular. In two seasons, he scored 4 goals in the Welsh Premier League. On 27 July 2006 he signed for Hereford United, he was a first team regular in the Bulls defence, was named Fan's Player of the Month for September. However his season was over by the end of October when he suffered two long-term injuries suffering dizziness from a head injury.

Once he had recovered he sustained a back injury which ensured he did not play again in the 2006–07 season, he was released at the end of the season. On 26 June 2008 Giles joined Conference South team Newport County. Giles was a regular for Newport in the first half of the 2009–10 season but featured less in the second half of the season as Newport County were crowned Conference South champions with a record 103 points. However, Giles was released by Newport at the end of the season and agreed terms with Welsh Premier League side Llanelli three days later. Martyn Giles at Soccerbase

Mellcene Thurman Smith

Mellcene Thurman Smith was one of the first women elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. Smith was born to Cecelia Marion Thurman in Buchanan County, Missouri, she went to school in Kansas City. Smith studied voice, she married Edward T. Smith of St. Louis, where she moved and worked with him as secretary-treasurer at the family-owned St. Louis Law Print Company, she participated in a number of civic and political organizations, including the League of Women Voters as president of the University City League, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women's Democratic State Committee, Daughters of the American Colonists, U. S. Daughters of 1812. Smith was an active member of the Christian Church and related organizations, she volunteered for the Red Cross, worked to establish local libraries, supported prohibition and women's suffrage. In 1920, Smith was a delegate to the Democratic state convention. Following pressure from the St. Louis League of Women Voters, she ran unopposed in the 1922 Democratic primary.

Despite strong Republican opposition, she was elected in November 1922 on the Clean Election League ticket for the Second District of St. Louis County, she was aided in her electoral efforts by support from the League of Women Voters. She was one of the first two women elected to the Missouri General Assembly along with Sarah Lucille Turner, although Smith joked that she was first because representatives were sworn in by alphabetical order. Upon her election, Smith described her intent while in Jefferson City: "I do not intend to drape my feet over the top of a desk in the Capitol building, and I am determined not to spatter the walls of the place with tobacco juice." Her husband was unimpressed with her new workplace, when he visited her there: "And this is what you left your home for?"She sponsored eleven bills to improve St. Louis County government, six of which became laws, including one mandating voter registration in St. Louis County, she served on the Banks and Banking, Children's Code, Eleemosynary Committees, chaired the Committee on State Libraries.

Although she sought reelection in 1924, Smith was defeated. She pursued her genealogy hobby, she served as president of the St. Louis Law Printing Company following her husband's death in 1954, she died in St. Louis of cancer. Mary Gant, first woman elected to the Missouri State Senate, in 1979

2012 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship

The 2012 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship was the fifth IIHF World Women's U18 Championships and was hosted in Zlín and Přerov, Czech Republic. It began on December 31, 2011 with the gold medal game played on January 7, 2012. Canada won the title for the second time after defeating United States 3–0 in the final. Sweden captured the bronze medal with a 4–1 victory over Germany. With an attendance of 17,480, the tournament set a record for most-attended IIHF U18 World Women's Championship; the previous record holder was the inaugural championship. All times are local. All games are being played at Zlín. All games are being played at Přerov; the teams played a best-of-three series. All times are local. Switzerland is relegated to Division I for the 2013 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. All times are local. List shows the top skaters sorted by points goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are shown. GP = Games played. 7, 2012 Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

TOI = Time On Ice. 7, 2012 Best players selected by the directorate: Best Goaltender: Franziska Albl Best Defenceman: Erin Ambrose Best Forward: Alex CarpenterSource: IIHF.com Jan. 7, 2012 The qualification tournament was played in Asiago, from 29 November to 4 December 2011. The final tournament was played in Tromsø, from 29 December 2011 to 4 January 2012. Official IIHF website Official Division I site Official Division I Qualification site Official website from the Czech Ice Hockey Association