Friday, June 17, 2011

Perth Marathon 2011 Live Cam Stream

Perth is the home of the Perth marathon. This year will be the 33rd anniversary of the Perth Marathon that has been conducted annually by the West Australian Marathon Club since its inception in 1979.

This live feed is in Perth for the marathon:

Perth Marathon live

Event Information:

The event starts and finishes at the WAMC Headquarters at the Burswood Water Sports Centre with a very picturesque course following the river on the shared paths through East Perth, South Perth, along the Freeway path to Canning Bridge, then following the riverside paths to Troy Park in Applecross and then returns.

The Swan River estuary flows through the city of Perth, in the south west of Western Australia. Its lower reaches are relatively wide and deep, with few constrictions, while the upper reaches are usually quite narrow and shallow. The Swan River drains the Avon and coastal plain catchments, which have a total area of about 121,000 km2. It has three major tributaries, the Avon River, Canning River and Helena River. The latter two have dams (Canning Dam and Mundaring Weir) which provide a sizeable part of the potable water requirements for Perth and the regions surrounding. The Avon River contributes the majority of the freshwater flow. The climate of the catchment is Mediterranean, with mild wet winters, hot dry summers, and the associated highly seasonal rainfall and flow regime.

The Avon rises near Yealering, 100 km southeast of Perth: it meanders north-northwest to Toodyay about 90 km northeast of Perth, then turns southwest in Walyunga National Park - at the confluence of the Wooroloo Brook, it becomes the Swan River. The Canning River rises not far from North Bannister, 100 km southeast of Perth and joins the Swan at Applecross, opening into Melville Water. The river then narrows into Blackwall Reach, a narrow and deep stretch leading the river through Fremantle Harbour to the sea.

New York Pride Rally 2011 Live Webcam, NYC Central Park

Central Park is home to the New York Pride Rally, which features well-known performers and motivating speakers from the local community to kick-off the year's Pride Week events. The Rally has now moved to its new home at Central Park's SummerStage in Rumsey Field, 5th Ave and 72nd St.

This live feed is in Central Park for the Pride rally:

New York Pride Rally Live

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The word pride is used in this case as an antonym for shame, which has been used to control and oppress persons throughout history. Pride in this sense is an affirmation of one's self and the community as a whole.

Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that contributes 85% of Central Park's $25 million dollar annual budget, and employs 80% of the park's maintenance staff