For a vast length of time, divers in the Indian Ocean gathered pearls. Also areas like the Red Sea and Persian Gulf were popular.
In those days pearl hunting had an element of danger, which even today still exists, albeit to a lesser degree. The South China Sea was a popular place for the Chinese to hunt for pearls. Hunting for pearls in the South China Sea started around the Han Dynasty (around 200bc).
Pearl hunting became very popular in areas such as Cubagua and Margarita, which are areas off the Venezuelan coast. The main reason for these areas becoming so popular was due to the simple fact that there were so many readily available pearls. Nowadays Margarita pearls are very rare!
Divers used to dive down and manually extract the pearls from the bottom of the seabed and also from rivers.
Nowadays, in places like Dubai you can actually go pearl hunting! As we have established earlier in this article, the Persian Gulf was (and still is) a very popular place to in go pearl hunting. Although considered dangerous, entrepreneurs have started to capitalize on this market by offering days out for those wanting to find pearls.
Making a living from pearl hunting requires a huge amount of time commitment, and also being happy to dive up to 40 meters is a useful prerequisite! However, on these pearl hunting days you will not be diving to such depths. What you will learn on these days are where to look for pearls, and also what’s great is if you find a pearl you get to keep it!
In the 19th century pearl hunting accounted for over 90% of the regions economy in the gulf, including Dubai.
Many thousands of men used to work as divers. It was a very tough job as you cam imagine. May men lost their lives, and many suffered long term health issues from the nature of the work. The pearl divers were often rubbed in fats and oils to protect themselves from the seawater.
When vessels went out to sea they would often be cramped full of divers (over 100 per vessel at times). During these trips there were not just divers, but also men who did a range of jobs including a cook, ropes-men, a captain and even a singer!
The pearl hunters were very fit individuals – swimming lots kept them in shape. This was very important as they would have to dive down very fast, and then not breathe for up to 2 minutes.
Most people would find this very hard, but doing such when doing cardio-vascular exercise is something else! As you can imagine only younger men (under 40) could do this job. After the age of 40 most had either died or were too ill to continue.
This is the sad truth about the history of pearl hunting. Lucky today it is not as dangerous. However, it will ways have that inherent risk. That maybe is one of the reasons pearls are still so sort after today…
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There are many exciting and fun activities that you can do in Scotland, there are so many activities that you may find all of the activities that you want to do, hard to fit all into one holiday. As there are many things to choose from it really does help looking at all of the different types of activities that you can choose from. This article is aimed at exploring Scotland and giving you a list of the different types of activities that you can choose from. The article will then conclude by informing you on where you can find more information on these different activities including deer hunting Scotland and deer stalking Scotland.
As mentioned previously there are many different types of activities that you can choose from when looking for things to do on your holiday in Scotland. It is only after looking at all of the different choices of activities that you can be sure that you have found the best activity for you. Some examples of the different types of activities that you can choose from include:
Walking – there are many different types of walks that you can choose in Scotland including, hill and mountain walks and also Loch walks. Scotland has a lot to offer in terms of scenery and greenery. You will be sure to find a walk that is suited to you.
Deer hunting – Scotland has lots of wildlife and can offer lots in terms of hunting and this is also true with deer hunting. Scotland is home to many different estates with deer roaming around them.
Fishing – with the abundance of lakes and lochs Scotland can offer many different types of fishing holidays including fly fishing.
Deer hunting Scotland – to conclude
As you can see there are many different types of activities that you can choose from; if you would like more information then this can be found by entering the keywords ‘deer hunting Scotland’ into an internet search engine. This search will allow you to search through a vast array of companies that can aid and assist you.
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Far Hills, N.J. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, N.J., as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. This will be the 16th USGA championship contested at Baltusrol, which will equal the second-highest number hosted by any club. The dates for the championship are July 16-21. Baltusrol’s Upper Course will be used for stroke-play qualifying and match play, while the Lower Course will be the companion stroke-play course.
“Baltusrol is part of the history of American golf and it has a rich association with the USGA,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Tillinghast’s masterful design will test the players’ skill and help to identify a worthy champion.”
When it hosts the 2018 Junior Amateur, Baltusrol Golf Club will join The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass., and Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club in hosting 16 USGA championships. Oakmont will reach that number when the club holds the 2016 U.S. Open. Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa., leads the way with 18 USGA championships. In addition, Baltusrol will join Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Ga., as the only two clubs to have hosted a U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Junior Amateur.
“The members of Baltusrol Golf Club are delighted to host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, as it continues our long-standing commitment to amateur golf, and junior golf in particular,” said club president Joseph Tato, whose club has been recommended for designation as a National Historic Landmark.
Golf has been played over the grounds at Baltusrol since 1895, when club founder Louis Keller placed the “Old Course” on land that had been farmed by a Scottish immigrant named Baltus Roll 50 years earlier. A.W. Tillinghast designed the present-day Upper and Lower courses, which opened in 1922 as Tillinghast’s unprecedented initiative to build two courses side by side at the same time. The architect’s designs have remained intact, but have been lengthened and updated for modern play. Robert Trent Jones made renovations to the Lower Course in the 1950s, while his son, Rees Jones, renovated the Upper Course in the 1990s.
Baltusrol Golf Club has hosted seven U.S. Opens, second only to Oakmont’s nine (counting the 2016 U.S. Open). Willie Anderson, a former Baltusrol professional, claimed the second of his four Open titles by defeating David Brown in a playoff in 1903 on the original course. Amateur Jerome Travers would record a one-stroke victory in 1915 on a revised course. The U.S. Open was played on the Upper Course for the only time in 1936, when Tony Manero defeated Harry Cooper by two strokes.
Jack Nicklaus captured two of his four U.S. Opens on Baltusrol’s Lower Course, winning in 1967 and 1980. Nicklaus would go on to win 18 major professional titles. In 1954, Ed Furgol made par on the final hole to hold off Gene Littler by one stroke. Lee Janzen garnered the first of his two U.S. Open championships with a two-stroke victory over Payne Stewart in 1993.
In 1961, Mickey Wright won the first of two U.S. Women’s Opens played at Baltusrol. The four-time Women’s Open champion earned a six-stroke triumph on the Lower Course. Kathy (Baker) Guadagnino won the 1985 Women’s Open by three strokes on the Upper Course for her first professional victory.
The U.S. Amateur Championship has been held four times at Baltusrol. In 2000, Jeff Quinney defeated James Driscoll, in 39 holes, on the Upper Course to decide the 100th championship. The match tied the longest championship final ever played. H. Chandler Egan won the U.S. Amateur on the original course in 1904. George Von Elm (1926) and Stanley E. “Ted” Bishop (1946) captured their Amateur titles on the Lower Course.
Baltusrol’s first national championship, the 1901 U.S. Women’s Amateur, was won by Genevieve Hacker. After a fire destroyed the original clubhouse in 1909, the impressive English Tudor clubhouse that stands today was built. In 1911, Margaret Curtis won the second of her three Women’s Amateur championships with a 5-and-3 victory in the final.
The U.S. Junior Amateur will be the 61st USGA championship held in New Jersey. The 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be held Sept. 13-18 at Hollywood Golf Club, in Deal, while the 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur will be contested at Hidden Creek Golf Club, in Egg Harbor Township. The 2017 U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster.
The U.S. Junior Amateur was first played in 1948. The championship is open to male amateurs who have not reached their 18th birthday by the conclusion of the championship and who have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 6.4. Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan and Johnny Miller are among U.S. Junior Amateur champions.
In 2014, the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be played July 21-26 at The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course), in The Woodlands, Texas. The 2015 championship is scheduled for July 20-25 at Colleton River Plantation Club (Dye Course), in Bluffton, S.C. The 2016 championship will be contested July 18-23 at The Honors Course, in Ooltewah, Tenn.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.
Maine Wildlife Park free for Summer Solstice
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What is a bounty hunter?
A bounty hunter is a person that works with a bail bondsman to apprehend a subject that has failed to appear to a court date after having posted bail for a pending trial. When an individual posts bail they are not paying their way out of a conviction. Instead they are paying for their release from holding pending their trial. If the defendant is found to be guilty by the court they must still serve the time mandated by the judge from the trial. They are however awarded the privilege of freedom during the trial.
Because of the flight risk involved an individual must be responsible for the defendant’s actions when they post bail for a pending trial. The bondsman who signed the bond for the defendant’s release is the one who is ultimately responsible to ensure the individual shows up to their court appearances on the designated dates. In the event that an individual who is out on bail does not appear in court they are issued a failure to appear (FTA) warrant at which time they are considered a fugitive.
When this occurs the bondsman responsible for the fugitive contracts a bounty hunter or in many cases acts as the bounty hunter themselves to apprehend the fugitive. A bounty hunter’s proper business title is Fugitive Recovery Agent and they are required to hold the proper certifications for this occupation in order to operate in their local or federal jurisdiction. In many cases a bondsman will act as their own bounty hunter but there are some instances as well where these positions are held by different individuals in a company.
The evolution of bounty hunting:
Bounty hunting began in the Wild West era where there was a severe lack of certified law enforcement presence among settlements far away from major municipalities. This was a time when vigilante justice was in some regions the only form of justice available for criminals. A bounty would be issued on a criminal at which time any individual with the courage to take on the task was available to apprehend the criminal. In most cases this was done by lawmen, marshals, sheriffs or deputies who held positions in a law enforcement trade.
As the United States moved from the settlement culture to the society we are accustomed to in modern times the old bounty hunters became a thing of the past and in some cases were viewed by the public as criminals as well. This is where the modern duties of a bounty hunter came into play as the bail bonds industry began to flourish.
Where is bounty hunting practiced today?
Bounty hunting is still a very unique and selective trade and many individuals in the world today do not have the luxury of taking on this occupation in their country of residence. In fact, only two countries in throughout the world today legal allow bounty hunters to operate in their borders, these countries being the United States of America and the Philippines. Although many countries do have a bail bonds system in place offering commercial bail through certified agencies, these companies do not have the ability to track down and apprehend their own fugitives within the confines of the laws of their native nation.
Bounty hunting in modern media:
Bounty hunters are a phenomenon which have been present in modern cinema almost since its creation. Most commonly we see them in Western movies where they assume the role of a marshal seeking a posse of criminals. One of the most popularized bounty hunters of fiction is Boba Fett from the popular science fiction movie Star Wars. This individual was an interstellar bounty hunter tasked by the dark side to seek criminals of the Empire. The connotation for Boba Fett was as a bad guy although the actual art of bounty hunting is much to the contrary.
In recent times, with the rise of reality television, another bounty hunter has gained popularity (and a bit of infamy) for his heroic actions which led to an international criminal trial. This person is Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Dog Chapman who operates a bail bonds agency out of Hawaii. Dog Chapman gained international stardom when he was arrested in Mexico for kidnapping charges when attempting to apprehend one of his clients. The client in question during this incident was the infamous Andrew Luster who was the heir to the Max Factor fortune. He was accused of multiple accounts of date rape by drugging women at bars and in his home and videotaping his brutal assaults on his victims.
Naturally the American public revered Chapman as a hero for his participation in removing a dangerous predator and fugitive of the law from the streets. Since the fugitive fled to Mexico however, the issue arose when Dog Chapman crossed an international border to apprehend his fugitive. The laws in Mexico associate the actions of a bounty hunter as a kidnapper carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in a Mexican prison. Eventually the charges were dropped by Mexican authorities in 2007.
Since this event Chapman not only gained international fame but also a popular television show documenting his families exploits in the bail bonds industry. Since the start of his show there have been an increasing number of shows related to fugitive recovery, bail bonds and bounty hunting in modern media.
Public opinion on bounty hunting:
Although this industry is now commonly accepted in the United States as a meaningful and honest career there is still a stigma attached to bounty hunters and bail bondsmen due to the actions of a select few. There have been a variety of convictions of bounty hunters who did not follow the proper legal protocol when apprehending a subject resulting in prison time served. Due to these types of cases there is still a stigma on the bail bonds industry that this career still carries its origins of vigilante justice.
Despite what side an individual takes on the debate, bounty hunting is a phenomenon that will remain an integral part of American society and our justice system until otherwise stated through legal litigation by the federal and state governments.
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