Phil Mickelson believes one of the great traditions of The Masters could be axed in the near future. Patrons at the Augusta National golf course in Georgia are not currently permitted to take their mobile phones onto the course. But rules around phones in the crowds have been relaxed across the PGA Tour and Mickelson, who has won three Green Jackets, believes that The Masters will soon follow suit. In 2017, the PGA Tour allowed spectators to use their phones to take photos. Mickelson said: "I think when we first went to that rule years ago, allowing cell phones on the course (at PGA Tour events), I was certainly worried. "But it increased the fan experience so much that I’ve kind of changed my thought on it. "I think at some point, the knowledge base of the fans here will be such where they will be able to have their phones, because they will have it on silent and it won’t affect play at all." Mickelson, however, is in the minority and his fellow top-level professionals … [Read more...] about One of The Masters’ greatest traditions could be axed in 2019, says Mickelson
“Navigation is a whole system it entails a whole other string of knowledge, including canoe carving, weather prediction and all of that. But all of these knowledge, we use the elements, we use the stars to dictate to us when we can voyage.” – Larry Raigetal, master navigator. Pacific islands nations have shown increasing vulnerability to climate change. Studies report the rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns that have been occurring due to climate change but for the millions who are living in these island nations, the effects are hitting close to home. During the press conference on Monday for the University of Guam’s Regional Conference on Island Sustainability, Larry Raigetal, a master navigator from Lamotrek, Yap and conference keynote speaker, shared how their indigenous seafaring practices and the island way of life have been affected by climate change. Raigetal founded Waa’gey, a community-based organization that promote traditional … [Read more...] about Climate change impacts small island traditions
Pupils from reception to Year 6 took part in the Indian experience day at Sutton St James Primary School.The day was led by Sunita Patel, from The Indian Experience, who delivers cultural workshops.She held an assembly focusing on the spring festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours.Reception class teacher Sandra Horsefield said the school decided to hold the day in the hope of extending the children's knowledge and understanding of different cultures.One of the activities involved Rangoli artwork, patterns inspired by nature which are commonly drawn on the floor by front doors during Diwali.And Reception pupils were given the opportunity to dress up in traditional Indian clothing and partake in some Bollywood-style dancing.Sunita also ran sessions about Hinduism, the beliefs of Hindus and their worship.The whole school clearly enjoyed the day and the experience as a whole, their understanding of different religions and cultures was improved in an exciting, enjoyable way. … [Read more...] about Bollywood dance and traditional costumes and artwork were all part of the Indian experience day.
For someone who grew up in awe of the ocean, it’s remarkable to think that Tua Pittman has spent the past 30 years at sea as a traditional navigator. Ensconced in a cosy leather armchair in a corner of the walnut-lined living room on board the luxury cruise ship, Seabourn Encore, Pittman recounts the moment that set him on an extraordinary career path: “One year, when I was about 19, a canoe that was sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti stopped in the Cook Islands. Stories about these ancient voyaging canoes have always fascinated me, and after making friends with the crew I accepted an invitation to join them as a member. “My first voyage was tough, but the satisfaction I got from this 10-day sailing adventure captured my heart and I didn’t look back.” He didn’t have the easiest of introductions to a life at sea. “When I was five, my father and grandfather went fishing and were washed away by a rogue wave,” explains Pittman in a … [Read more...] about ‘My skills were once seen as magical powers’ – the secrets of a traditional ocean navigator
For those that love wine, apart from the liquid nectar itself, there is nothing more pleasurable than learning more about it. What are the grape varieties, how is it made and where exactly does it come from? What is the climate like where the grapes are grown, what is the countryside like and the personality of the producers?To answer all these questions and a whole lot more, there is no better way than travelling to the area where the wines are made and visiting the vineyards and wineries. Wine Tourism is now taking-off big-time in different wine producing regions around the globe. Curiously, the newer wine regions appear to be more ahead-of-the-game than some of the more traditional regions, although these are now catching-up fast.The leading region for wine tourism internationally is California, with revenues from the activity in Napa, Sonoma and other parts of the state, counted in millions, if not billions of dollars. Research from around the world highlights the economic … [Read more...] about Slake your thirst for knowledge. Visit a vineyard!