Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres in the Garhwal Himalayas and located 30 kilometers North of Uttarkashi, the headquarters of the Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, India, it is one of the four sites in India's Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat; the chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. The actual source, a frozen lake of ice and glacier located on the Kalind Mountain at a height of 4,421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented as it is not accessible; the approach is difficult and pilgrims therefore offer puja at the temple itself. The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.
The deity is made of black marble. The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine mother for the Hindus and has been held responsible for nurturing and developing the Indian civilization. Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain cavities. Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund there is a shila called Divya Shila, worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes, tied in muslin cloth, to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam; the pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Janki Chatti. They perform religious rites, they are well-versed in the Shastras. According to the ancient legend, sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. All his life, he bathed daily both in the Yamuna. Unable to go to Gangotri during his old age, a stream of the Ganges appeared opposite Yamunotri for him; the temple and the place opens every year on the auspicious day of the Akshaya Tritya, which falls during the last week of April, or the first week of May.
The temple always closes on the sacred day of Diwali in mid-October - first week of November, with a brief ceremony. The temple staff return to their villages and for the rest of the time the valley is gripped in no-man silence and covered with a white sheet of snow. With the melting of the snow next summer, the temple re-opens. Sangya is the birthplace of the Yamuna in the Champasar Glacier just below the Banderpoonch Mountain; the mountain adjacent to the river source is dedicated to her father, is called Kalind Parvat. Yamuna is known for her frivolousness, a trait that she developed because, according to a common story, Yamuna's mother could never make eye contact with her dazzling husband. Yamunotri is located at 31.01°N 78.45°E / 31.01. It has an average elevation of 3,954 metres; the actual source of Yamuna River lies in the Yamunotri Glacier, at a height 6,387 metres, near the Bandarpunch peaks in the Lower Himalayas and is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. It crosses the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi before merging with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Prayagraj.
Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,235 metres near the river source. The original temple was built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the 19th century; the current temple is of recent origin as earlier constructions have been destroyed by weather and the elements. There seems to be a confusion as to. However, according to sources, the temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Opening hours: 6 am – 8 pm.
Gentle Giant Live at the Bicentennial 1776-1976 is a live album by British progressive rock band Gentle Giant recorded in Hempstead, New York on 3 July 1976. The CD was released by Alucard Music in 2014. "On the eve of the Bicentennial celebrations in the USA in 1976, Gentle Giant played at the Calderone Theater in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. The concert played that evening was recorded live for a radio station nearby, Gentle Giant was touring North America and Europe promoting its new album In'terview; when Gentle Giant heard this recording for the first time only it was decided to release the music for the fans who remembered this era, for newer fans who have discovered the band. The recording was not supposed to be a'live album', so the levels and sound quality are dubious. However, the band was quite intrigued to hear songs like "Give It Back" and "Timing" played live, as they were featured in its repertoire. There are no overdubs or other recording enhancements on this live recording, it features Gentle Giant unedited and unrepentant.
This 2-CD set finishes up with "Free Hand", where the recording of the performance stopped. There were three encores that evening which included "Peel the Paint", "I Lost My Head" and a rendition of Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour"; the third and final encore, played after midnight, featured the band singing and playing "Happy Birthday" to the USA." This concert has been released as a bootleg, but incomplete and with lower quality, as In'terview in Concert. All tracks are written by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman. Derek Shulman – lead vocals, alto sax, bass guitar, drums Ray Shulman – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, recorder, vocals Kerry Minnear – keyboards, xylophone, recorder, vocals Gary Green – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, xylophone, vocals John Weathers – drums, xylophone, vocals 2014 Alucard Music ALUGG046, 17 November 2014
Herty Field known as Alumni Athletic Field, was the original on-campus playing venue for football and baseball at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. It opened in the Fall of 1891 and hosting the first UGA home football game against Mercer University on January 30, 1892. Before its use for athletics, the field was a marching ground. Under the direction of Dr. Charles Herty, a professor of Chemistry at UGA and the creator of the UGA varsity football and baseball teams, the field was landscaped to host games and practices for the University's varsity and intramural activities. Outside his faculty duties, Herty served as the Instructor in Physical Culture from 1894 to 1896 and as Physical Director from 1896 until his resignation from UGA in November 1901, he led efforts to improve the field including raising USD$1,900.00 in 1897 from UGA alumni to further landscape the field and build bleachers. The field was referred to as Alumni Athletic Field. Herty Field was converted into a parking lot in the 1940s.
Herty Field historical marker
Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional tennis player who represents Chinese Taipei in international competition. Regarded as Taiwan's most successful tennis player of all time, one of the greatest tennis players Asia has produced, Hsieh has won three singles and 27 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one WTA 125K series doubles title, 27 singles and 23 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, seven medals at the Asian Games, a gold and bronze medal at the 2005 Summer Universiade, has amassed over $8.4 million in prize money. On 25 February 2013, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 23, on 12 May 2014, she reached No. 1 in the world in the doubles rankings. She is the first Taiwanese tennis player in history to achieve a top-25 ranking in singles, the first to achieve a world No. 1 ranking in doubles. She regained the world No. 1 doubles ranking for the first time in nearly six years in February 2020 and has spent a total of nine weeks in this position. Known for playing with two hands on both sides, her flat, quick groundstrokes, her crafty gameplay, aggressive volleys, unorthodox variety of shots, Hsieh is regarded as one of the most successful and versatile doubles players in history.
She has won three Grand Slam titles in doubles, winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and the 2014 French Open with Peng Shuai, whom she won the 2013 WTA Tour Championships with, as well as the 2019 Wimbledon Championships with Barbora Strýcová. Hsieh and Strýcová were the runners-up at both the 2019 WTA Finals and the 2020 Australian Open, she reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2012 London Olympics with compatriot Chuang Chia-jung. Though she has yet to win a Grand Slam on hard courts, most of her titles have come on hard courts, including six of her Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 titles, she is a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist in mixed doubles, reaching this stage at the 2009 US Open with Kevin Ullyett, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships with Paul Hanley, the 2015 Australian Open with Pablo Cuevas. While she is known for her doubles prowess, Hsieh has found decent success on the singles tour. Most of her singles success has come on hard courts, where she has won all three of her WTA titles, as well as reached the fourth round at the Australian Open in 2008 and 2018, a Premier 5 semifinal at the Dubai Tennis Championships in 2019, a Premier Mandatory quarterfinal at the Miami Open in 2019.
However, she has been successful on other surfaces, including reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018, the third round at the same tournament in both 2012 and 2019, the third round of the French Open in 2017. Hsieh has recorded singles victories over several top 10 and top 5 players, including Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Garbiñe Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Karolína Plíšková, Aryna Sabalenka, Johanna Konta, Daniela Hantuchová, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Flavia Pennetta, Jelena Ostapenko, Agnieszka Radwańska, Caroline Wozniacki, Lucie Šafářová. Hsieh was raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, she was introduced to tennis by her father at five years of age. Her younger sister, Hsieh Shu-ying, brother Hsieh Cheng-peng are professional tennis players. Hsieh named her tennis idols as Andre Agassi, she has trained at a Taipei tennis school run by Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who defected to the US in 1982. After Hsieh having won the 2013 Wimbledon doubles title, her father said that a Chinese company had offered her a sponsorship deal worth 10 million yuan per year, on the condition that she switch her citizenship to the People's Republic of China.
His remarks caused controversy in Taiwan. In response, the government of Taiwan mobilized domestic companies to offer her competing deals. Hsieh has a different style of play compared to most other players, she hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting flat. Her unorthodox way of playing makes her shots unpredictable, she made a quip at the Australian Open saying, "Actually, my boyfriend was looking at her game earlier this morning. I forgot to ask him what she play, so, I have no plan to go on the court. So I was trying to go my Su-Wei style, you know."Many top players have praised her unusual playing style. Maria Sharapova, after her third-round win over Hsieh at Wimbledon 2012, said, "I faced her many times in the juniors, she used to be a nightmare for me because she used to dropshot on clay. I was like,'Where did they learn how to play tennis like that?' She uses both hands, switches racquets. That's her game: it's to hit a lot of dropshots and slices and get people kind of crazy.
We used to have real battles in the juniors. I knew her game well and I don't think she had time to do all of that today on grass. If I'm hitting a hard‑paced shot, I don't think she has time to create, something that she likes to do." During the 2001 Australian Open Junior Grand Slam event, Hsieh reached the girls' singles quarterfinals and the round of 16 in the girls doubles event with partner Natalie Ko, losing in two sets to eventual champions, Petra Cetkovská and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. Hsieh displayed stunning results in the 2001 season as a 15-year-old. Playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, she won all of the five events she entered at Wellington, Kaohsiung and Peachtree City from January until November. Hsieh competed on her first two WTA Tour events, reaching the semifinals in Bali and the quarterfinals in Pattaya. Although she only
The 1992 Croatian Football Super Cup was the first edition of the Croatian Football Super Cup, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Croatian First League and Croatian Football Cup competitions. The match was played on 18 July 1992 at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb between the 1992 Croatian First League winners Hajduk Split and 1992 Croatian Football Cup winners Inker Zaprešić; the 1992 Supercup was the first competition of its kind in Croatia because the Supercup was never organised by the former Football Association of Yugoslavia. 1992 Croatian Football Super Cup at HRnogomet.com
This is an episode list of the American cult television series Xena: Warrior Princess, created by Robert Tapert and John Schulian. Xena is a historical fantasy set in ancient Greece, although it has a flexible time setting and features Oriental and Medieval elements; the flexible fantasy framework of the show accommodates a considerable range of theatrical styles, from high melodrama to slapstick comedy, from whimsical and musical to all-out action and adventure. While the show is set in ancient times, its themes are modern and it investigates the ideas of taking responsibility for past misdeeds, the value of human life, personal liberty and sacrifice, friendship; the show addresses ethical dilemmas, such as the morality of pacifism. The character of Xena debuted on March 1995, on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Three episodes featuring Xena, collectively called The Xena Trilogy aired as part of the first season of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena's own series began on September 4, 1995.
The series ran for six seasons and 134 episodes until its final episode aired on May 21, 2001. The series won an Emmy Award in 2001, was ranked in #10 in TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time; the program and its namesake character are introduced during the first season of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The Hercules: The Legendary Journeys episodes, "The Warrior Princess", "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart", served as pilot episodes for the show. List of Xena: Warrior Princess episodes at TV.com Xena: Warrior Princess – list of episodes on IMDb