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2008-10-06 15:00:09

By HUNT, Tom LIGHT FANTASTIC Fibre-optic cables are strands of glass about the thickness of a human hair that light is sent through, rather than a metal cable that transmits electrical pulses. Central Nelson's fibre- optic cable is made up of 144 strands. While fibre-optic cable capacity is virtually limitless, in good conditions it offers data delivery about 20,000 times faster than the old dial-up service. --- ----------------- Golden Bay looks set to join the information super- highway...

2008-09-26 15:00:30

Geoff Rennison reckons by naming his series of revue nights The Free- Range Organic Carbon-Neutral Revue, he will attract as wide a spectrum of an audience as possible. "But it is likely that the extreme fundamentalist right may not turn up, other than at interval, when tea will be served," he jokes. He says the show follows the general revue format - a series of skits and other items "broken only by the cast forgetting their lines" - but he says there are also two "classier" acts. One...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).