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Adventure : Jan 2012

Aussie Cyclist Insults UCI President

Cycling Australia has admonished pro rider Chloe Hosking for calling UCI president Pat McQuaid "a dick" on Saturday in response to comments that female cyclists do not deserve a minimum salary. Hosking, who took bronze in last year's Commonwealth Games, objected to McQuaid's suggestion in September that professional women, less than half of whom are paid by their teams, did not deserve a minimum salary. In a statement on Monday, Hosking responded to criticism from Cycling Australia. "Women's cycling every year is getting stronger and stronger," she said. "It needs to get more recognition, and I'm not going to apologize for what I said, but I do apologize for how I said it." Cycling Australia says it is considering disciplinary action.

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The Gray Wolf Returns to California

A gray wolf known as OR7 has brought California's wolf population above zero for the first time since 1924 after migrating from Oregon last week. OR70, a young male, began drifting south from his pack in eastern Oregon three months ago. He had lingered near the California border, becoming a local media sensation, for several weeks before officially crossing into the state around midday on December 28. He is descended from a population of 66 Canadian gray wolves that wildlife officials introduced into Yellowstone National Park in the 1990s. Nationwide, that population now stands at more than 1,000, although several states have recently moved to allow the hunting of gray wolves following a congressional decision in April to remove wolves from the Endangered Species list.

Read more at The San Francisco Chronicle

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In Case You Missed It: Around the World in One Minute

Eat, Move Learn

Who wants to shoot STA Australia's next web campaign? This past year, the travel company sent three guys on a 44-day round-the-world trip and then turned their journey into a series of three emotive 60-second videos. Director Rick Mereki shot the Eat, Move, Learn videos while traveling in 11 countries before publishing them this past August. He and his two friends used two cameras, gathered roughly a terabyte of footage, and saw an erupting volcano.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

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