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Yorke Peninsula & Western SA

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

A couple of hours west of Adelaide, boot-shaped Yorke Peninsula (aka 'Yorkes') bills itself as 'Agriculturally Rich − Naturally Beautiful'. And indeed, while Yorkes is thin on urban hubbub, it does have a certain agrarian beauty – deep azure summer skies and yellow barley fields spread across hazy, gently rolling hills. The coastline here is gorgeous, with great surf, roaming emus, kangaroos and ospreys, plus whales and dolphins cruising by.

Further west, the vast, straw-coloured triangle of Eyre Peninsula is Australia's big-sky country, and is the promised land for seafood fans. Meals out here rarely transpire without the option of trying the local oysters, tuna and whiting. Sublime national parks punctuate the coast along with world-class surf breaks and low-key holiday towns, thinning out as you head west towards the Great Australian Bight, the Nullarbor Plain and Western Australia (WA).

ANov–Dec The tourist season hits its straps and it's warm enough to swim.

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The West Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Hemmed in by the wild Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps, the West Coast is like nowhere else in New Zealand.

The far extremities of the coast have a remote, end-of-the-road feel, from sleepy Karamea surrounded by farms butting up against Kahurangi National Park, to the southern end of State Hwy 6, gateway to NZ's World Heritage areas. In between is an alluring combination of wild coastline, rich wilderness, and history in spades.

Built on the wavering fortunes of gold, coal and timber, the stories of Coast settlers are hair-raising. A hardy and individual breed, they make up less than 1% of NZ’s population, scattered around almost 9% of its land area.

Travellers tend to tick off the ‘must see’ sights of Punakaiki, and Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, but sights such as Oparara Basin, Okarito Lagoon and the Coast's many lakes will amaze in equal measure.

ADecember through February is peak season, so book accommodation ahead during this period.

AThe shoulder months of October/November and March/April are increasingly busy, particularly around Punakaiki, Hokitika and the Glaciers.

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Queen Charlotte & Marlborough

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Queen Charlotte & Marlborough

For many travellers, Marlborough is their introduction to the ‘Mainland’, with the interisland ferry to Picton offering a tantalising glimpse of the region’s beauty.

The Marlborough Sounds are a popular playground for lovers of the great outdoors. A convoluted maze of waterways, its reaches are lined with trails from beach to peak, crossing and following ridges with wondrous views. The Queen Charlotte and Nydia Tracks are classic examples of such tramps.

The Kaikoura Coast Track is another seaside spectacular, with extensive ocean and mountain views from a trio of neighbouring coastal farms.

Inland, the lesser-known and lightly trodden Mt Richmond Forest Park offers plenty of solitude. The park’s signature track, the Pelorus, features deep green river pools and rare lowland forest.

As well as sunshine and warm temperatures, this region is well known for world-class wine and whale-watching tours. These attractions work in very well with the rewarding tramps on offer.

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Taupo & the Central Plateau

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

From river deep to mountain high, New Zealand’s geology takes centre stage in this diverse region – and boy, does it shoot for the moon. Much of the drama happens along the Taupo Volcanic Zone – a line of geothermal activity that stretches via Rotorua to Whakaari (White Island) in the Bay of Plenty. It's the commotion below the surface that has gifted the region with some of the North Island's star attractions, including the country's largest lake and the three hot-headed peaks of Tongariro National Park.

And the thrills don’t stop there, for this area rivals Queenstown for outdoor escapades. How about hooning on a jetboat up to a waterfall, bouncing on a bungy over a river, skydiving or skiing fresh powder? Or maybe you'd rather take it easy, soaking in thermal baths or frittering away a day or two with some fly-fishing. If so, mark Taupo and the Ruapehu region as a must-do on your North Island itinerary.

AEqually popular in winter and summer, there's not really a bad time to visit the centre of NZ.

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Indiana VS. Michigan State, 2-28-12 (70-55)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers forward Christian Watford (2) grabs the rebound during the Indiana Michigan State men’s basketball game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Indiana won 70-55.

By Dustin Dopirak

Apparently, the power of Assembly Hall hasn’t dissipated at all since the magical days of December for Indiana. When it’s packed and deafening, the old arena on 17th Street still has an ability to lift this resurgent Hoosier squad to otherworldly levels when there’s a top-ranked opponent in the building. It’s held true even after the Hoosiers slugged their way through the highs and lows of a rigorous Big Ten schedule.

Because three top 5 teams have now come into Assembly Hall this season, and all three have suffered defeats.

Tuesday’s was the most resounding.

The No. 18 Hoosiers attacked from the opening moments and drilled a No. 5 Michigan State team that had won seven straight to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title. The 70-55 victory came in front of a packed house of 17,280 at striped-out Assembly Hall, and when it was over, IU coach Tom Crean took to the microphone to tell those fans that they’d just witnessed history.

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West Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

West Coast

Hemmed in by the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps, the wild and sparsely populated West Coast lays claim to three national parks and large tracts of three more, encompassed within a conservation estate covering nearly 90% of its land area.

Unsurprisingly, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is very active here, reworking existing tracks and helping to build new ones, such as the Old Ghost Road. This and many others follow the byways of pioneer-era miners and loggers, who left in their wake rusting relics and landmarks that bring their stories to life.

There are splendid tramps from one end of the coast to the other, not just through Kahurangi, Paparoa and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks, but also within the many parks and reserves that fill in the gaps.

While its remoteness and reputation for wet weather puts many trampers off, the West Coast stands as one of New Zealand’s most rewarding tramping destinations.

The West Coast is renowned for its rain, although the locals are liable to tell you that it falls mainly in big drops, and mostly at night. What is a fact is that the average rainfall in the lowlands is between 2000mm and 3000mm, 5000mm at the foot of the Alps, and in excess of 11,000mm a year in areas above 1200m. Much of it falls in late winter and spring. Flooded and impassable rivers, however, should be expected at any time of year.

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3 Ball Team Game Formats

Alan Hyde M-Y Books Ltd ePub

Chapter

3

To be played in 3 ball Team Tournaments

1.     Scratch Stroke Play all players play off scratch, each team adds the total no of strokes taken by all 3 Players in the team. The team with the lowest number of strokes taken wins.

2.     Scratch Stableford as above but using their gross score per hole to calculate their Stableford score per hole, the team with the most Stableford points wins.

3.     Stableford as above but each player uses their Handicap allowance and their nett strokes to calculate their Stableford score per hole. The team with the most Stableford points wins.

4.     Scramble each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all players play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. The team with lowest total of strokes wins. If Handicap allowances are used then add the three handicaps together and divide by 6 for the team Handicap allowance, then either stroke play scoring or Stableford scoring can be used. Individual no of drives may be restricted by stipulating a minimum of 5 drives for each player or alternative restricting any individual to a maximum of 8 drives.

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Druids, Celts, and Blacksmiths

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

Druids, Celts, and
Blacksmiths

I’ve been a student and professor of Celtic culture and Welsh language and literature, even longer than I’ve been a horseshoer, and have always been interested in the status of the farrier/blacksmith in druidical societies in medieval times. Back then, one person did all the jobs we now associate with blacksmiths, farriers, and horseshoers. Today, a blacksmith primarily works with metal, and a farrier primarily works with horses’ feet. Horseshoer is just another more common name for farrier, although about half the time I tell someone I’m a horseshoer, they think I make my living playing horseshoes. “Farrier,” from the Latin ferrum for “iron,” isn’t much better, since few people have any idea what the word means. It does raise a few eyebrows, however. In this section, I use the terms blacksmith, farrier, and horseshoer to mean the same person.

According to the sources I’ve studied, the blacksmith’s position in the ancient tribes was equal to that of the doctor, just below that of the Druid, who was a rung below but occasionally equal to the king. The talents of the blacksmith in ancient Welsh and Irish societies were used to forge the weapons, armor, and general armaments for defending a kingdom or attacking other kingdoms; additionally, the blacksmith was responsible for the horses and war chariots. But beyond these fundamentals, there remained a mystique about the blacksmith, the man who could manipulate and persuade the strongest of all materials, iron, into the service of the people.

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27. Bicycle Space by Mykle Hansen

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Mykle Hansen

People can’t sit still. Ever since the first prehumans fell out of trees, we’ve craved locomotion: to hunt, to gather, to explore and expand, to avoid and pursue one another. Undoubtedly we’re built to wander, with long, muscular legs to hold us upright, strong backs to carry supplies, and hairless bodies for efficient cooling during urgent sprints and day-long hikes. And, being clever tool users, we humans have extended our range with such inventions as the shoe, the backpack, the sled, the wheel, the cart, the saddle, the bit, the boat, the sail, the balloon, the car, the airplane, and the rocket. In fact, when you consider the mind-boggling number of profound or ridiculous inventions that we’ve come up with just to bring “over there” closer to “over here,” it seems the history of remarkable and ingenious ways to travel is human history itself.

Although our unique relationship with travel — both our skill and our romantic obsession with it — has served us brilliantly as a species, it now seems poised to become our fatal flaw: our hunger for fuel to move millions of objects in millions of directions for millions of reasons threatens to choke our planet. Ironically, we’ve gotten far too good at travel. We’ve reduced it to a desk job: a set of buttons and knobs arranged around a padded seat. Locomotion has become, for many, a chore to delegate instead of a joyful act. Our spirit of adventure has been stifled by a widely held belief that there’s no more frontier, no more undiscovered landscape on this planet. The age of exploration has passed, we’re told: welcome to the age of commuting.

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16. Light Up Your Life by Lars Goeller

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Lars Goeller

The electric light, wrote Marshall McLuhan, is pure information; it is a medium without a message. The light creates an experience that wouldn’t otherwise exist: on a bike it is a medium that the rider fills with black asphalt, dirt paths, and overhanging branches. It doesn’t matter if a light is used for brain surgery or bike riding at night; some things can only be done safely with an electric light.

Cyclists out at night adopt a few different styles to deal with the danger of being fast, quiet, and only lightly armored while mingling with car traffic. On the deadlier end of the spectrum, there are the ninjas. Dressed in black and gliding silently through the darkened streets, they trust in their catlike agility to save them from disaster. Without so much as a single reflector on their bikes, nothing else will. Then there are the moving stop signs. These are riders who wear highly reflective clothing in the hope that a combination of street lamps and car headlights will keep them visible. These people may well be a thousand times brighter than the ninjas, but that isn’t really saying a lot. A driver making a sharp left turn will probably lose sight of them somewhere as the car’s headlights swing around, and then just barely catch a flash of reflected light as the “stop sign” disappears underneath the car.

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14 The Buy In

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

Everyone was aware that Ireland’s second opponent, the Holland Dutchmen, would be a far sterner test for the Spuds and Pete Gill than Spurgeon had been. In fact, they were likely to be one of the most difficult opponents on the entire schedule. Holland had several returning starters, led by big men Butch Fenneman and Bill Buse, and many experts in the area favored them not only to replace Ireland atop the Patoka Valley Conference but to be a genuine small-school threat to capture the Huntingburg Sectional title. Thus, Pete Gill began ruminating on strategy against them almost as soon as he returned home from Spurgeon.

It helped that his support among students and townsfolk was now growing, even if only incrementally, in the wake of the victory over Spurgeon. The hitchhiking stunt had not only motivated his team but had also won him a few new fans, who found him at least to be more entertaining than his predecessor. Whether he was truly a better basketball coach would remain an open question.

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Rangeley Lakes and Mount Blue Region

Steve Pinkham Down East Books ePub

Kennebago River and West Kennebago Mountain

The Rangeley Lakes have been called by their current name since about the 1870s; before then, they were known as the Androscoggin Lakes. This region, extending from the New Hampshire border east to Saddleback Mountain, is famed for hunting and, especially, fishing.

The small village of Oquossuc in the township of Rangeley lies between Rangeley Lake and Mooselookmeguntic Lake and has been a destination for fishermen for a hundred and fifty years. The Wabanakis called Rangeley Lake Oquossuc, meaning “slender blue trout,” a reference to the blueback trout, a species that apparently only existed here and a few other places in Maine.

The famed Parmachene Belle trout-fishing fly was designed by Henry P. Wells in the late nineteenth century when he was fishing on Parmachenee Lake, which lies north of Aziscohos Lake, near the New Hampshire border. This small water body is considered one of Maine’s most beautiful lakes, and it has offered great fishing for many years. It is not clear exactly how the name came about. Captain Fred Barker, in Lake and Forest as I Have Known Them, stated that the Indian Metalluk (Metallak), with his sons Olumbo and Parmaginnie, frequented these lakes and that “possibly the lake derived its name from Parmaginnie.” Years later, writer Eunice Nelson Palmer said it means “crossways of the mountain lake.” Other local legends say that Parmachenee was Metallack’s daughter, and that the name means “across the usual path.” Fair Parmachenee either married and lived in New Hampshire or died young and tragically, depending on which story you read.

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Appendix: The History of the Converse Rubber Shoe Company

Abraham Aamidor Indiana University Press ePub

The Converse All Star shoe did not come about because of Chuck Taylor. He did not conceive it, create it, or produce it. Rather, it was the vicissitudes of a seasonal market for foul-weather rubber boots that inspired factory owner Marquis Converse to begin making canvas shoes in 1915, and by 1917 he added an all-purpose gymnasium shoe called the All Star. His company, originally called the Converse Rubber Shoe Co. (later renamed Converse Rubber Co., then Converse, Inc.) and based in Malden, Massachusetts, often sent its employees home for the winter once Christmas break began. Orders for galoshes were filled by then, and new orders would not pick up until the spring. As an internal Converse company history noted, “[m]anufacturing canvas tennis shoes helped to smooth employment seasonally by keeping workers busy when there was little demand for waterproof products.”1

It’s clear that the All Star was not the first “basket ball” shoe. Basketball historian Robert W. Peterson writes that A. G. Spalding & Brothers made a rubber-soled, canvas, high-top basketball shoe circa 1900, and his book reproduces an ad for it from 1904.2 It looks like a cross between a men’s wrestling shoe and a lace-up ladies’ boot.

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23 (Re)Examining the Latin Lover: Screening Chicano/ Latino Sexualities

ARTURO J ALDAMA Indiana University Press ePub

DANIEL ENRIQUE PÉREZ

Marriage? Not for me.

RAMÓN NOVARRO

Chicano/Latino males have been caricatured, stereotyped, and eroticized on the screen throughout the history of US cinema and television. In Latino Images in Film, Charles Ramírez Berg highlights the most common stereotypes for these men: bandido, gang member, buffoon, and Latin lover.1 Although several Chicana/o and Latina/o artists have created images that challenge these stereotypes, they nonetheless persist. Here, I am interested in examining the Latin lover archetype in US popular culture to demonstrate how this image has evolved over the years and how the Latin lover has always had queer characteristics. I trace the trajectory of the Latin lover, beginning with Ramón Novarro and ending with Mario López, and highlight queer aspects of his identity while also underscoring the influence he has had on male aesthetics and on facilitating non-normative discourses on gender and sexuality.

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FATHERS AND SONS

Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub

FATHERS AND SONS

Stuck behind Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall in the depth chart, Dennis Riggin played a grand total of 18 NHL games during two stints with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1959–60 and 1962–63 seasons. Back home, he had two sons who were hockey mad. One, Larry, “might have been too intelligent to be a goaltender,” joked Dennis, and while the other, Pat, ended up backstopping in the WHA and NHL from 1979 to 1988. Riggin Sr. said, “We always thought he was going to be an announcer.”

It turns out Pat, the young goalie-to-be, passionately followed the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey Association and would get out a feather duster to call the play-by-play in his own manner.

In the end, the son followed his father into the goaltending fraternity and then to the extra-exclusive club of father-sons who both played goal at the top level.

“His 18 games in the league seem to be better than my 400,” joked Pat Riggin, adding, “I keep teasing him though, ‘You’re a legend with 18 games and I played 400 and they don’t even mention me.’ But that’s just dad.”

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