Valiant

18 Jun 19
A Mob of Deer

Bleh, did a lot less translating yesterday than I was hoping, and had a lot of work to do today, so didn’t get this done until late. I’ll be on vacation for a couple weeks, little or no time to translate, so this’ll have to tide you Summoning Japan fans over for a while 😮 […]

18 Jun 19
Jaguar Spirit

MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL 8 Dog / OC Greetings Kin, The Akbal trecena guides an Awakening of Spirit that inspires our deepest dreams. We completed the Human effort of Faith, to reach Higher Ground of Spiritual Growth. On Tone 8 our transformation is begun by the Hand of Divine Agency. Tone 8 holds the Intention […]

18 Jun 19
4BC
Western Australia is without a doubt the road trip state, where unspoiled nature, unrivalled adventure and mouth-watering food and wine greets you at every turn. This time Steve Price hit the road to discover the best of Australia’s Coral Coast. From the incredible Ningaloo Reef to the stunning beaches of Coral Bay and amazing culture and wildlife of Shark Bay… this could be the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the whole country. This is Steve Price’s guide to WA’s incredible Coral Coast.   EXMOUTH – NINGALOO REEF Steve jumped on a short flight from Perth to Exmouth and picked up his rental car at Learmonth Airport. Avis has introduced a brilliant road trip deal, making one-way rentals between Perth and Exmouth really affordable. First stop for Steve was a visit to Froth Craft Brewery in the middle of town. He took on a tasting paddle, the fresh fish tacos and a chat with passionate part-owner Pete Firth. #gallery-94044-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-94044-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-94044-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-94044-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Steve took a trip into the Cape Range National Park to meet local legend Boxy, who runs Yardie Creek Boat Tours, a fascinating boat ride into a historic, wildlife-filled gorge. In the evening he took a tour with Anne from Cabs on Call, who explained the fascinating US military history in Exmouth. They finished at the lighthouse to take in a WA specialty, a sunset over the ocean… with a bottle of bubbly for good measure. The next morning it was up bright and early for one of the highlights of the trip… diving with the whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo is one of a handful of operators that takes small groups to swim with the world’s largest fish, between March and August each year. Steve was lucky enough to spot four of the majestic creatures, diving repeatedly with the docile giants as they cruised along just below the surface.  Underwater footage courtesy of Sara Barbieri CORAL BAY – WOORAMEL STATION – MONKEY MIA Steve continued south to the picturesque Coral Bay, taking a quad bike tour through the sand dunes and finishing with a sunset snorkel on the reef, which starts just 20 metres from the beach. Next stop was Monkey Mia but not without a check-in at the Wooramel Station River Retreat. Steve tucked into a campfire lunch with owner Rachael and had a relaxing soak in the natural artesian baths before hitting the road again. #gallery-94044-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-94044-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-94044-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-94044-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Then it was off to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, staying and broadcasting at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. And what happened while feeding the local, wild dolphins is something Steve, and a very special young girl named Izzy, will remember for the rest of their lives (see the video). Steve also had a lesson in bush culture from Darren ‘Capesy’ Capewell, one of the indigenous custodians of the land.  GERALDTON – ABROLHOS ISLANDS Steve jumped back in the car, driving through the classic Australian red soil plains to reach Geraldton (that’s Gerro to the locals). He went straight to the airport to get an aerial view of town and for a Geraldton Air Charter scenic flight over the nearby Abrolhos Islands. Wendy, the owner and lead pilot, expertly guided Steve over some historic shipwrecks from the 1600s and landed for lunch on East Wallabi Island. #gallery-94044-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-94044-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-94044-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-94044-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Then it was off to do what Steve does best… wine and dine. He was joined by the owner of Geraldton’s best surf store, Corner Surf Shop, who also happens to be his sister, Sue. The locals’ pick for dinner was L’Italiano and Cutler & Smith for a post-meal beverage or two.  PERTH And last but not least, Steve returned to Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth. Staying at the luxurious new Westin Hotel, he popped downstairs to Guy Grossi’s fabulous Garum restaurant. Well rested, and fed, it was time for Pricey to have a crack at his dream job… AFL player. The footy-mad broadcaster took a tour of the new Optus Stadium and had several failed valiant attempts at kicking a goal (must watch below). He spoke with the stadium’s Commercial General Manager, Greg Sleigh, about the impressive venue and its astounding array of events coming up this year.  Download Steve Price’s WA road trip guide HERE Find out all about the Road Trip State HERE Steve Price was in WA as a guest of Tourism Western Australia
18 Jun 19
2GB
Western Australia is without a doubt the road trip state, where unspoiled nature, unrivalled adventure and mouth-watering food and wine greets you at every turn. This time Steve Price hit the road to discover the best of Australia’s Coral Coast. From the incredible Ningaloo Reef to the stunning beaches of Coral Bay and amazing culture and wildlife of Shark Bay… this could be the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the whole country. This is Steve Price’s guide to WA’s incredible Coral Coast.   EXMOUTH – NINGALOO REEF Steve jumped on a short flight from Perth to Exmouth and picked up his rental car at Learmonth Airport. Avis has introduced a brilliant road trip deal, making one-way rentals between Perth and Exmouth really affordable. First stop for Steve was a visit to Froth Craft Brewery in the middle of town. He took on a tasting paddle, the fresh fish tacos and a chat with passionate part-owner Pete Firth. #gallery-129025-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-129025-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-129025-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-129025-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Steve with Pete Firth from Froth Craft Brewery Steve tried his hand at pouring a beer The lighthouse is the place to be for sunset Steve getting a snap of the incredible sunset The crystal clear waters off Exmouth Steve swimming with a whale shark, the largest fish in the world With skipper Shaine Middleton from Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo Steve took a trip into the Cape Range National Park to meet local legend Boxy, who runs Yardie Creek Boat Tours, a fascinating boat ride into a historic, wildlife-filled gorge. In the evening he took a tour with Anne from Cabs on Call, who explained the fascinating US military history in Exmouth. They finished at the lighthouse to take in a WA specialty, a sunset over the ocean… with a bottle of bubbly for good measure. The next morning it was up bright and early for one of the highlights of the trip… diving with the whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo is one of a handful of operators that takes small groups to swim with the world’s largest fish, between March and August each year. Steve was lucky enough to spot four of the majestic creatures, diving repeatedly with the docile giants as they cruised along just below the surface.  Underwater footage courtesy of Sara Barbieri CORAL BAY – WOORAMEL STATION – MONKEY MIA Steve continued south to the picturesque Coral Bay, taking a quad bike tour through the sand dunes and finishing with a sunset snorkel on the reef, which starts just 20 metres from the beach. Next stop was Monkey Mia but not without a check-in at the Wooramel Station River Retreat. Steve tucked into a campfire lunch with owner Rachael and had a relaxing soak in the natural artesian baths before hitting the road again. #gallery-129025-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-129025-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-129025-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-129025-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Sunset quad bike tour at Coral Bay Soaking in the artesian baths Camp fire lunch with Wooramel Station owner Rachel Feeding time at Monkey Mia Steve waiting his turn Steve and Izzy at Monkey Mia Capes and Steve at the stunning ‘Big Lagoon’ Not a bad spot for an interview Then it was off to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, staying and broadcasting at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. And what happened while feeding the local, wild dolphins is something Steve, and a very special young girl named Izzy, will remember for the rest of their lives (see the video). Steve also had a lesson in bush culture from Darren ‘Capesy’ Capewell, one of the indigenous custodians of the land.  GERALDTON – ABROLHOS ISLANDS Steve jumped back in the car, driving through the classic Australian red soil plains to reach Geraldton (that’s Gerro to the locals). He went straight to the airport to get an aerial view of town and for a Geraldton Air Charter scenic flight over the nearby Abrolhos Islands. Wendy, the owner and lead pilot, expertly guided Steve over some historic shipwrecks from the 1600s and landed for lunch on East Wallabi Island. #gallery-129025-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-129025-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-129025-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-129025-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Steve in the co-pilots seat What a view! Then it was off to do what Steve does best… wine and dine. He was joined by the owner of Geraldton’s best surf store, Corner Surf Shop, who also happens to be his sister, Sue. The locals’ pick for dinner was L’Italiano and Cutler & Smith for a post-meal beverage or two.  PERTH And last but not least, Steve returned to Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth. Staying at the luxurious new Westin Hotel, he popped downstairs to Guy Grossi’s fabulous Garum restaurant. Well rested, and fed, it was time for Pricey to have a crack at his dream job… AFL player. The footy-mad broadcaster took a tour of the new Optus Stadium and had several failed valiant attempts at kicking a goal (must watch below). He spoke with the stadium’s Commercial General Manager, Greg Sleigh, about the impressive venue and its astounding array of events coming up this year.  Download Steve Price’s WA road trip guide HERE Find out all about the Road Trip State HERE Steve Price was in WA as a guest of Tourism Western Australia
18 Jun 19
3AW
Western Australia is without a doubt the road trip state, where unspoiled nature, unrivalled adventure and mouth-watering food and wine greets you at every turn. This time Steve Price hit the road to discover the best of Australia’s Coral Coast. From the incredible Ningaloo Reef to the stunning beaches of Coral Bay and amazing culture and wildlife of Shark Bay… this could be the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the whole country. This is Steve Price’s guide to WA’s incredible Coral Coast.   EXMOUTH – NINGALOO REEF Steve jumped on a short flight from Perth to Exmouth and picked up his rental car at Learmonth Airport. Avis has introduced a brilliant road trip deal, making one-way rentals between Perth and Exmouth really affordable. First stop for Steve was a visit to Froth Craft Brewery in the middle of town. He took on a tasting paddle, the fresh fish tacos and a chat with passionate part-owner Pete Firth. #gallery-65541-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-65541-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-65541-7 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-65541-7 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Steve took a trip into the Cape Range National Park to meet local legend Boxy, who runs Yardie Creek Boat Tours, a fascinating boat ride into a historic, wildlife-filled gorge. In the evening he took a tour with Anne from Cabs on Call, who explained the fascinating US military history in Exmouth. They finished at the lighthouse to take in a WA specialty, a sunset over the ocean… with a bottle of bubbly for good measure. The next morning it was up bright and early for one of the highlights of the trip… diving with the whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef. Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo is one of a handful of operators that takes small groups to swim with the world’s largest fish, between March and August each year. Steve was lucky enough to spot four of the majestic creatures, diving repeatedly with the docile giants as they cruised along just below the surface.  Underwater footage courtesy of Sara Barbieri CORAL BAY – WOORAMEL STATION – MONKEY MIA Steve continued south to the picturesque Coral Bay, taking a quad bike tour through the sand dunes and finishing with a sunset snorkel on the reef, which starts just 20 metres from the beach. Next stop was Monkey Mia but not without a check-in at the Wooramel Station River Retreat. Steve tucked into a campfire lunch with owner Rachael and had a relaxing soak in the natural artesian baths before hitting the road again. #gallery-65541-8 { margin: auto; } #gallery-65541-8 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-65541-8 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-65541-8 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Then it was off to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, staying and broadcasting at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. And what happened while feeding the local, wild dolphins is something Steve, and a very special young girl named Izzy, will remember for the rest of their lives (see the video). Steve also had a lesson in bush culture from Darren ‘Capesy’ Capewell, one of the indigenous custodians of the land.  GERALDTON – ABROLHOS ISLANDS Steve jumped back in the car, driving through the classic Australian red soil plains to reach Geraldton (that’s Gerro to the locals). He went straight to the airport to get an aerial view of town and for a Geraldton Air Charter scenic flight over the nearby Abrolhos Islands. Wendy, the owner and lead pilot, expertly guided Steve over some historic shipwrecks from the 1600s and landed for lunch on East Wallabi Island. #gallery-65541-9 { margin: auto; } #gallery-65541-9 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-65541-9 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-65541-9 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Then it was off to do what Steve does best… wine and dine. He was joined by the owner of Geraldton’s best surf store, Corner Surf Shop, who also happens to be his sister, Sue. The locals’ pick for dinner was L’Italiano and Cutler & Smith for a post-meal beverage or two.  PERTH And last but not least, Steve returned to Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth. Staying at the luxurious new Westin Hotel, he popped downstairs to Guy Grossi’s fabulous Garum restaurant. Well rested, and fed, it was time for Pricey to have a crack at his dream job… AFL player. The footy-mad broadcaster took a tour of the new Optus Stadium and had several failed valiant attempts at kicking a goal (must watch below). He spoke with the stadium’s Commercial General Manager, Greg Sleigh, about the impressive venue and its astounding array of events coming up this year.  Download Steve Price’s WA road trip guide HERE Find out all about the Road Trip State HERE Steve Price was in WA as a guest of Tourism Western Australia
18 Jun 19
Improv Podcasts

What’s the most valuable product on the planet? Not a chance. Not gold. Not platinum. Not uranium. Not precious stones. The most valuable item on the planet isn’t something you can mine, or gather, or crowd in security store boxes. The most valuable item is something you have a practically perpetual supply of. Real businesses […]

18 Jun 19
So Fresh & So Lean

Minimalism became part of my lifestyle by accident. I was broke as a joke, working a front desk job, when I decided to take a leap and move 2500 miles away from home. I sold everything I owned except my clothes and a few things I was able to fit in 1 box. Eventually I […]

18 Jun 19
The Final Lap

June 17, 2019 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New venue, new winner. First stop. First win. That’s certainly what a substantial portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field is hoping for this weekend at the season’s first road course event at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

17 Jun 19
Wetherby Tennis Club

Wetherby A arrived at David Lloyd in Harrogate this evening only to be greeted with rain and with the courts looking wet hopes of any play looked slim. However with a brighter forecast for later in the evening and sterling work form the ground staff, play did actually go ahead albeit after a 45 minute […]

17 Jun 19
The Riches of His Grace

If you went to Sunday school as a kid, then you’ve probably heard this story. Angry king. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Fiery furnace. The typical Sunday-school-felt-board theology probably put a superhero spin on the story so that at the end you’re thinking, “Hey, these guys are amazing!” But the story isn’t really a story about […]

17 Jun 19
Truth2Freedom's Blog

Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:18–22 Key Verse: Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the […]

17 Jun 19
scoutingpost

Five days after the Game 7 loss at home to the St. Louis Blues, fans and pundits alike are left wondering, what’s next for Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins organization? First of all, it’s tough to reconcile what was such an inspired season for the B’s with how it all ended. On the one […]

17 Jun 19
Smart eNotes

In this post, you will find a complete summary of Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’. You can also read all the expected questions from the poem along with their probable answers. I hope you’ll find this useful. About The Poet: Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He […]

17 Jun 19
Rathpeacon National School

Our annual basketball challenge match between Sixth Class and the Staff Team took place this afternoon.  Despite a valiant effort from our current Sixth – who led during the third quarter and had the teachers feeling anxious – the staff came away victorious!!!