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Big Ten Tournament: Indiana VS. Penn State, 3-8-12 (75-58)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Jordan Hulls (1) lays the ball in during the Indiana Penn State men’s basketball game at the Big Ten Tournament at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., Thursday, March 8, 2012. Indiana won 75-58.

By Dustin Dopirak

Even though it was expected, this was a win Indiana should’ve been able to bask in. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers’ 75-58 victory over No. 12 seed Penn State in front of 17,936 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament represented yet another milestone for this resurgent squad.

It was Indiana’s first Big Ten Tournament victory since 2006, a slump that not only included the first three seasons of the Tom Crean era but also both of Kelvin Sampson’s years at the helm.

But the tears Crean was fighting back in postgame interviews were not tears of joy. Indiana couldn’t enjoy the victory quite as much, because someone who had seen all the tough times was missing from the bench at game’s end.

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UNDER EVEN MORE PRESSURE

Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub

UNDER EVEN MORE PRESSURE

GOALIES WHO COACH

Through the years, there have been bench bosses who were top-level netminders, but not many. The list of those who ran a team over an extended period is a short one.

Consider that, of all the men who have coached in the NHL between 1917 and 2013, only these names played net in the NHL: Percy LeSueur (coached the Hamilton Tigers for part of the 1923–24 season); Hugh Lehman (coached Chicago, 1927–28); Emile Francis (coached New York Rangers, 1965–75; St. Louis, 1976–77 and 1981–83); Eddie Johnston (coached Chicago, 1979–80; Pittsburgh, 1980–83 and 1993–97); Gerry Cheevers (coached Boston, 1980–85); Roger Crozier (coached Washington Capitals for one game in 1981–82); Rogie Vachon (coached Los Angeles, as an interim three times for a total of 10 games, 1983–84, 1987–88, and 1994–95); Ron Low (coached Edmonton, 1994–99; New York Rangers, 2000–02); Glen Hanlon (coached Washington, 2002–07); and Scott Gordon (coached New York Islanders, 2008–11). For the sake of argument, add Jacques Plante and Al Rollins, who both coached in the WHA. After eight years with the Quebec Remparts, including a 2006 Memorial Cup win, Patrick Roy is off to a great start in Colorado. He scored the Jack Adams Award in his first season while his Avs jumped from last in the West to third overall.

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Chapter 3

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 3

How to Dress a Deer

First swing him around so that his head will hang over a small log or nubble with hind quarters down hill. Spread his hind legs well apart, make a careful incision in the belly right where it curves up from the legs, cutting through the skin and the very thin layer covering the paunch. Remembering that the hide and membrane is very thin here and that you do not want to cut into the paunch. Place the point of your knife between the first two fingers of your left hand, so that the back of the hand will press the paunch down and the point of the knife will cut the skin. Cut forward until you have an opening from twelve to fifteen inches long. Roll up both sleeves above the elbow, insert both hands, one on each side of the paunch, well forward and roll it out through the opening. Do not make this opening any larger than is necessary in order to do this. The bowels and liver will follow the paunch. Now reach way forward with your right hand and you will strike a membranous wall. Puncture this with your fingers and on the other side you will find his heart and lungs. Reach beyond this and cut windpipe with jackknife. Now pull out the heart and lungs and you have a deer that is known as “woods dressed.” It is not necessary to cut the throat to bleed him. In most cases all the blood will escape through the shot hole. If not, the dressing operation will bleed him thoroughly. It is a good idea to remove the end of the intestine at the rectum. By doing this you will make a drain. By drawing a small bough through this hole all the blood will drain out.

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Monkey Mia & the Central West

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

The pristine coastline and sheltered turquoise waters of Malgana country draw tourists and marine life from around the world. Aside from the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the submerged sea-grass meadows of World Heritage–listed Shark Bay host dugongs, rays, sharks and turtles. On land, rare marsupials take refuge in remote national parks, and limestone cliffs, red sand and salt lakes litter a stark interior.

Further south in the land of the Nhanda people, the gorges of Kalbarri invite adventurers to explore their depths, while wildflowers carpet the plains, and ospreys wheel away from battered Indian Ocean cliffs as humpback whales migrate slowly southwards.

Veggies are ripening in Carnarvon as anglers and board riders check the tides, and windsurfers are waiting for the 'Doctor' (strong afternoon sea breeze) to blow. In Geraldton, good cafes, weekend markets and an excellent museum combine with Indian Ocean views along the city's foreshore.

AJun–Aug The winter swells pump the breaks off Gnaraloo and Quobba.

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5: Cycling for All Ages

Yvonne Bambrick ECW Press ePub

5

One of the best things about bicycles is that they are accessible to just about everyone — the joys of riding a bike around town are not reserved for the young and able bodied, or even for humans. This chapter explores a few adaptations that can get just about anyone out on a bicycle.

RIDING WITH KIDS

My earliest cycling memory is of sitting in my bucket seat behind my dad on his bicycle as we rode through the ravine near our condo. My parents had matching road bikes, and there was never a doubt that I’d be going along for the ride. Kids of all ages can share the joyful and practical aspects of riding, either on your bike, via an extension to it, in a cargo bike, or on their own two wheels. Bikes and families go together like toast and jam.

Although most children tend to learn to ride a bicycle on their own between five and seven years of age, as young as two or three they can start with a scoot-type push-bike that has no pedals and helps teach balance.

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Environment

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

by Vaughan Yarwood

New Zealand is a young country – its present shape is less than 10,000 years old. Having broken away from the supercontinent of Gondwanaland (which included Africa, Australia, Antarctica and South America) in a stately geological dance some 85 million years ago, it endured continual uplift and erosion, buckling and tearing, and the slow fall and rise of the sea as ice ages came and went.

Straddling the boundary of two great colliding slabs of the earth’s crust – the Pacific plate and the Indian/Australian plate – to this day NZ remains the plaything of nature’s strongest forces.

The result is one of the most varied and spectacular landscapes in the world, ranging from snow-dusted mountains and drowned glacial valleys to rainforests, dunelands and an otherworldly volcanic plateau. It is a diversity of landforms you would expect to find across an entire continent rather than a small archipelago in the South Pacific.

Evidence of NZ’s tumultuous past is everywhere. The South Island’s mountainous spine – the 650km-long ranges of the Southern Alps – is a product of the clash of the two plates; the result of a process of rapid lifting that, if anything, is accelerating today. Despite NZ’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook, losing 10m from its summit overnight in a 1991 landslide, the Alps are on an express elevator that, without erosion and landslides, would see them reach 10 times their present height within a few million years.

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15 Devil in Blue Jeans

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

Jim Roos was pleased to see a remarkable difference in the atmosphere in Ireland High School the following Monday morning. The pall of gloom that had hung over the building since the beginning of fall classes was gone, and in its place was a mood of sunny optimism, focus, and anticipation. Everything seemed brighter now in the light of the two season-opening wins. Students were more attentive and respectful of their teachers, the buzz in the hallways between classes was louder and more energized, and even janitor John Radke took greater pride in his work. And the generalized optimism was only enhanced by the Spuds’ third game, a road contest against nonconference opponent English, which offered no special difficulty and required no special strategy or stunts to motivate the players. The team cruised to an easy twenty-point win, 65–45, and now stood 3–0, although they faced next a challenging match with the Monroe City Blue Jeans, a home game on Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Rapidly Pete Gill was becoming the talk of the town. In these early weeks of the season, he began to make a habit after practice of stopping for coffee and friendly chatter at Ame Leinenbach’s cafe. Although, on occasion, Pete had privately sampled some of Morris Weidenbenner’s home brew or would sneak a beer at Wop Fritsch’s tavern in Jasper, he had so far carefully avoided public consumption of alcoholic beverages in Ireland. Roy Allen, on the other hand, while only a moderate drinker, never tried to hide his consumption of alcohol, and in fact he frequently tended bar for Ame as summer employment, which had caused Roy some difficulty when Tommy Schitter was township trustee.

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Chapter 1 - Texas Prisons: A Pattern of Neglect

Mitchel P. Roth University of North Texas Press ePub

Like a horrid nightmare.

—Edward King, 1874

DURING the years of the Texas Prison Rodeo, spectators came not just to watch the rodeo activities but also to observe a prison demimonde that seemed dangerous if not exotic, giving rodeo goers the chance to interact with inmates, though safely separated by a wire mesh fence. But as will be described below, this was just the latest flourish in a legacy of “prison tourism” as old as America's first prisons. The inauguration of the Texas Prison Rodeo in 1931 would introduce a new form of prison tourism that allowed free-world spectators to pay a small fee to vicariously participate in the prison experience, albeit with the expectation of leaving through the gates they had just entered when the tour was over. However, no matter what visitors witnessed at the Texas Prison Rodeos, or for that matter any other prisons, it was mere window dressing, since like all prisons, Huntsville's walls were meant not just to “keep prisoners in,” but to “keep the public out.”1

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Part Two Day 2

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

Part Two, Day 1

Part Two

Day 2

SECOND DAY

River Mile 89.5

That second morning simply could not have been surpassed for beauty. Where everything turns a rich, rosy gold at evening, the mornings are silver and pearl. Mist covers the river and the sun, rising into an opalescent sky, strikes the dew drops that cover every leaf, twig, and branch, and turns them to flashing diamonds. It is interesting to know that dew neither “falls” nor “rises.”

During the day, the sun heats the earth. At night, the air cools and the earth radiates heat back into the atmosphere, condensing water in the air one molecule at a time on objects that have a lower temperature than the air. There is no dew underneath objects, as even a leaf can prevent the radiant heat from rising.

There were no fresh animal tracks on the sandbar that morning. After the crows advertised my presence the evening before, all the forest knew that

MAN was on the sandbar and avoided it. This is a good reason for barring camping on sandbars except in designated areas.

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48. Cycling Rights-of-Way by John Pucher

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

John Pucher

Providing safe and convenient rights-of-way is the most important step in making cycling possible for everyone. Cycling remains a marginal mode of transport in most North American cities because it is viewed as requiring special equipment and training, physical fitness, and the courage, agility, and willingness to battle with motor vehicles on the streets. Cycling is a mainstream mode of urban travel in northern Europe precisely because it does not require any of those things.

In spite of their affluence and high rates of car ownership, countries in northern Europe have achieved a high overall rate of cycling in their urban travel, ranging from almost 10 percent of trips in Belgium and Germany to about 20 percent in Denmark and 30 percent in the Netherlands. Women cycle as much as men, and all age groups make a considerable percentage of their daily trips by bike. That is quite a contrast to the situation in Canada and the United States, where only about 1 percent of trips are by bike, and most cyclists are young men. Two important aims of cycling policies in North America should be to raise the overall proportion of trips made by bike while making cycling feasible, safe, and convenient for everyone who wants to ride.

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Grand Bahama

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

TELEPHONE CODE: 242 / POPULATION: 51,800 / AREA: 530 SQ MILES

     Includes »

     Freeport Lucaya

     East of Freeport

     West of Freeport

After years of playing second banana to bigger, more glamorous Nassau, Grand Bahama is finally coming into its own. If you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable getaway with a minimum of fuss, this is your place. The streets of its main city Freeport and Lucaya, are clean and calm. Its golden beaches and aquamarine waters are rarely overcrowded, even in high season. All the amenities of a perfect vacation – dive shops, restaurants, pubs, boutiques – are at your fingertips within a few blocks’ radius. No wonder then, that Grand Bahama has become so popular with cruise-ship tourists and families on quickie weekend breaks.

Outside the city, the 85-mile-long island is an unexplored playground of mangrove swamps, sea caves and uninhabited sandy cays. There’s world-class diving and snorkeling, great kayaking and world-famous bonefishing. All this, just a hop, skip and a 55-mile jump from the US.

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Canberra & NSW South Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Journey south from Sydney through the raw beauty of stunning Royal National Park to emerge at laid-back Wollongong, a friendly city framed by excellent beaches and featuring good restaurants and an unpretentious but energetic after-dark scene.

Further south is a roll-call of relaxed coastal towns with a menu of easygoing activities. Go kayaking around Huskisson and Jervis Bay, spy on seals and penguins around Narooma, or learn to surf at Batemans Bay. Migrating whales are the attraction at pretty Eden near the New South Wales (NSW)–Victoria border, and NSW's colonial heritage is celebrated in food-obsessed Berry and sleepy Central Tilba.

Inland from coastal NSW, the stellar museums, galleries and public buildings of the modern city of Canberra tell the story of Australia with poignancy and passion. Emerging neighbourhoods in the national capital like New Acton, Braddon and the Kingston Foreshore are introducing a hip sheen with excellent cafes, bars and restaurants.

AFeb–May (except Easter) Sun’s still shining and kids are back at school.

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24 Rumba’s Democratic Circle in the Age of Legal Simulacra

ARTURO J ALDAMA Indiana University Press ePub

BERTA JOTTAR-PALENZUELA

The procession to the rumba in Central Park starts at West Seventy-second Street, and the first spiritual stop is John Lennon’s memorial, “Imagine.” Each Sunday, fans adorn the shrine with flowers, candles, and idiosyncratic offerings as devotees play acoustic guitars, flutes, and, occasionally, drums. The rumba procession continues past Asian masseuses promising full relaxation in twenty minutes and Daniel Webster’s bronze statue reminding us: “Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.” At this point, you can hear the rumba drums; on your right, a jazz band plays along West Drive. As you walk toward Cherry Hill fountain, the rumba pulse fuses with the sounds of the pan-African djembe circle at Bethesda Terrace. Continue toward the lake, where the Colombian opera singer navigates his gondola through the Victorian landscape and the tourist economy surrounding it. Down the hill, near the bow bridge, is where you’ll find the rumba circle.

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4. The Social and Gender in Fantasy Sports Leagues

Thomas P Oates Indiana University Press ePub

Luke Howie and Perri Campbell

Since the mid-1990s, fantasy sports participation has grown at a significant rate. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, just under thirty-two million people over twelve years old play fantasy sports in North America (including Canada). In the United Kingdom, two million people participate in fantasy Premier League soccer games.1 The financial impact of fantasy sports is measured in billions of euros and dollars.2 Most people cite early 1980s rotisserie baseball leagues as the precursors to the contemporary online fantasy sports experience, but there is some evidence that rudimentary forms of fantasy sports have existed since the mid-1950s.3

In this chapter we provide an account of ongoing research being conducted with the members of a long-running fantasy NBA league based in Australia and their wives and partners. The league began in the late 1990s as a hobby for ten friends who had attended high school or college together, and all played competitive basketball, some to professional and semiprofessional levels. It is played online but features many offline supplementary activities, including a live offline draft party, elaborate mechanisms for choosing the draft order (referred to by participants as the “lottery”), and detailed, ongoing discussions about strategies, statistics, and trades taking place year-round. There are benefits to understanding fantasy sports as a site for advertising and marketing, as gambling, and as a problematic regulatory field.4 We are studying fantasy sports leagues as a social occurrence that takes place in online and offline realms where gender matters and takes various hegemonic forms.

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Chapter 40

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 40

Atlantic Salmon Fishing

The Atlantic Salmon is without a doubt the scrappiest fish that can be taken on a fly. They care caught to some extent in Maine but at present the choicest fishing is in the eastern provinces of Canada and in Newfoundland.

The Atlantic Salmon migrate from the sea to the cold rivers to spawn, but, unlike their Pacific brothers, they do not die afterwards and often live to ten years during which time they will spawn as many as three times. The salmon always returns to the same river where he was hatched.

Taking five salmon in a single day, L.L. Bean, of Freeport, Saturday broke the record for the famous Plaster Rock Pool in the Tobique River in New Brunswick. Mr. Bean, shown above with his record day’s catch, also set another unusual record by taking each fish on a different pattern of salmon fly. The fish, which weighed from 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 pounds each, were all landed on a 5.5 ounce rod.

Nothing but fly fishing is permitted in the rivers. Contrary to general belief no fancy or special tackle is necessary. Your stiff fly rod and your ordinary fly line will do nicely except that you should splice fifty yards of 18 pound test line and have a reel large enough to carry it.

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