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  Bass Strait
Since the first Bass Strait platform, Barracouta, started operations in October 1969, more than 3.5 billion barrels (556 billion litres) of crude oil and ~6 trillion cubic feet of gas have been produced.
Massive infrastructure costing billions of dollars has been built to develop, produce and process the crude oil and gas, which is used to power industry, fuel vehicles, heat homes and manufacture products in Australia and overseas.
There are now 21 offshore platforms and installations in Bass Strait which feed a network of 600km of underwater pipelines and keep the oil and gas flowing, 24 hours a day.
www.exxonmobil.com /Australia-English/PA/Operations/AU_Ops_Gippsland_BassStrait.asp   (571 words)

  
  Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses.
Straits are typically much larger, wider structures that do not have water running in a single direction, and normally connect two seas.
That is, while straits lie between two land masses and connect two larger bodies of water, isthmuses lie between two bodies of water and connect two larger land masses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strait   (196 words)

  
 Bering Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bering Strait is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, the eastmost point (169°43' W) of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, the westernmost point (168°05' W) of the American continent, with latitude of about 65° 40' North, slightly southern to the polar circle.
The strait is approximately 85 km (58 mi) in width, with a depth of 30–50 m (100–165 ft) and connects the Chukchi Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean) in the north with the Bering Sea (part of the Pacific Ocean) in the south.
During the ice ages, the area of the strait was a land bridge known as the Bering land bridge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bering_Strait   (236 words)

  
 Torres Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Torres Strait is a body of water which lies between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea.
The first recorded European navigation of the strait was by Luis Vaez de Torres, a Portuguese seaman who was second-in-command on the expedition of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros who sailed from Peru to the South Pacific in 1605.
The ruling was thus of far-reaching significance for the land claims of both Torres Strait Islanders and Australian Aborigines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Torres_Strait   (818 words)

  
 George Strait
Strait was a throwback to the 50s honky-tonk sound of country music.
The white-Stetson-ed Strait, who also manages to run a large farm, became one of the top concert attractions, winning many awards from the CMA, but it was only in 1989 that he became their Entertainer Of The Year.
The magnificent box set Strait Out Of The Box demonstrates how consistent he has been over the years, and is the best selling country box set of all time.
www.takecountryback.com /bio/georgestrait.htm   (583 words)

  
 Strait of Juan de Fuca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Island of British Columbia from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is the principal outlet for the Georgia Strait and Puget Sound, connecting both to the Pacific Ocean.
An international vehicle ferry crosses the Strait from Port Angeles, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia several times each day, as do passenger ferries of the Washington State Ferry system and a private high-speed ferry between Victoria, British Columbia and Seattle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strait_of_Juan_de_Fuca   (419 words)

  
 Strait of Hormuz
Strait separating the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea to the east.
The strait touches Iran to the north and Oman to the south (the peninsula of Musandem).
The strait of Hormuz is of great strategical importance, as it is the only sea route where oil from Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, as well as most of United Arab Emirates can be transported.
www.i-cias.com /e.o/hormuz.htm   (135 words)

  
 The Biography Place » George Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Strait doesn’t live in Nashville, and he rarely grants interviews.
A recent count ranked his boxed set, Strait Out Of The Box, as one of the three best-selling sets of all time (with Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen).
Strait was a regular award-winner from 1985 to 1990, when he had 11 consecutive number one singles: He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer Of The Year twice, Male Vocalist twice, and Album Of The Year (Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind) once during that period.
www.iseek-biography.com /george-strait   (477 words)

  
 George Strait Tickets - George Strait Concert Tour Schedule - George Strait Ticket Broker
George Strait has had 50 number one country singles, as well as 25 platinum albums, with 1995’s Strait out of the Box going seven-times platinum, and 1992’s Pure Country soundtrack going sextuple platinum.
Strait has starred twice on the silver screen, with appearances in The Soldier, as well as Pure Country.
If you would like to attend a performance of a George Strait show to see his music live, or to see a tour schedule and information, Coast to Coast Tickets is your source.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /concerts/georgestrait_tickets.shtml   (674 words)

  
 Strait Of Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Strait of Georgia is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada.
The southern end of the strait is Puget Sound, while the northern end is Johnstone Strait.
The strait is a major navigation channel on the west coast of North America, owing to the presence of the Port of Vancouver.
www.wikiverse.org /strait-of-georgia   (239 words)

  
 Menai Strait Bridges
Ferries traversed the Menai Strait at various places, but the currents are tricky and numerous boats capsized or ran aground, often with loss of life.
When plans were first being made to build a railway to Holyhead it was proposed that the carriages be taken over the Menai Bridge; the carriages would be uncoupled from the locomotive at one end, then drawn across one by one, using horses, to a waiting locomotive at the other end.
It also may not be feasible because the strait is formed from a geological fault which is still occasionally active.
www.anglesey-history.co.uk /places/bridges   (1824 words)

  
 Entertainment Ave! The Concert Hall - A concert review of George Strait and Terri Clark, September 13, 1996, at The ...
George Strait does a much better job of working the "in-the-square" set-up, and I was almost impressed.
What really impressed me about George Strait is that he just looked like he was having so much damn fun up there singing for his fans.
All George Strait is about is a singer who has a personality that can touch every person in the audience.
www.entertainmentavenue.com /concert_hall/reviews/s/george_strait/gs091396.htm   (965 words)

  
 Biographies at CountryStars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On "That's The Truth," Strait's lower register dips and growls are shadowed by Paul Franklin's aching steel guitar and Steve Nathan's slip-note piano in a brilliant illustration of what country-lovers call a "honky-tonk weeper." With equal hard-core conviction, Strait gives the divorce lyric "4 Minus 3 Equals Zero" true hurt and anguish.
Strait Out Of The Box is the biggest selling boxed set in country music and ranks with sets by Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen as tops in music overall.
As the '80s became the '90s, Strait basked in two consecutive wins as country's "Entertainer of the Year." Newcomers like Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Clint Black were citing him as their mentor and inspiration, but George Strait was far from finished.
www.countrystars.com /artists/gstrait.html   (1412 words)

  
 The Security Situation in the Taiwan Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As demonstrated in military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in 1995 and 1996, China views its growing conventionally armed ballistic missile force as a potent military and political weapon to influence Taiwan's populace and their leaders.
During previous periods of tense confrontation across the Taiwan Strait, the GPWD has demonstrated its ability to employ a wide variety of PSYOP techniques, including broadcasting propaganda messages; using balloons, kites, artillery shells, and various flotation devices to deliver propaganda messages; and, offering financial inducements to potential defectors.
On the other side of Taiwan Strait, IO may be an attractive--but untested tool--in multiplying the effectiveness of Taiwan's military forces.
www.defenselink.mil /pubs/twstrait_02261999.html   (11445 words)

  
 AALL George A. Strait Minority Stipend
George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship.
A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, George A. Strait (1914-1989) was an outstanding law librarian and long-time AALL member.
In recognition of his career achievements, George Strait was awarded the AALL (now Marian Gould Gallagher) Distinguished Service Award in 1989, and in 1990 the AALL Executive Board made the minority stipend a permanent part of the Association's scholarship program and named it in his honor.
www.aallnet.org /services/sch_strait.asp   (369 words)

  
 George Strait - 50 #1s
The album is Strait’s 30th album on MCA and his first ever live album containing eight of his #1 hits.
Did you know that George Strait currently holds the record for the most Number One country singles, with 50 chart-toppers under his belt.
Strait has sold more than 57 million albums, making him the most RIAA-certified country artist of all time.
www.mca-nashville.com /georgestrait   (547 words)

  
 Asia Times - News and analysis from throughout Southeast Asia
Singapore, meanwhile, desperately wants a greater US presence in the Strait, as it perceives itself to be the primary terrorist target in the region: it is the only non-Muslim state of the three, a strong ally of the United States, and its port is the busiest in the world.
Closing the Strait even for a short period would likely have a large psychological price effect, and this is a great worry for China, Japan and South Korea.
And their announcement puts all eyes back on the Strait as a potential terrorist target - but with that comes a reminder of just how vulnerable and attractive to terrorists the Strait is. And one's left to wonder whether the patrols will stoke or deter the enemy.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/FH11Ae02.html   (1988 words)

  
 Mark Ketchum's Carquinez Strait Bridge Page
The 3rd Carquinez Strait Bridge will replace the original bridge that was built in 1927.
The strait is currently spanned by two steel truss bridges, built in 1927 and 1958, that provide a vital link on the Interstate Highway 80 corridor.
The Third Carquinez Strait Bridge is a major new structure in the San Francisco Bay Area that has been designed and built without attracting very much attention from the press or the public.
www.ketchum.org /carquinez.html   (1833 words)

  
 Davis Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Davis Strait lies between mid-Western Greenland and the Canadian island of Baffin Island.
Water depths in Davis Strait at 1-2 kilometres are substantially less than in Labrador Sea to the south and Baffin Bay to the north.
Davis Strait is by complex geological features of buried basins and ridges probably formed by strike-slip during Palaeogene times about 45-62 million years ago.
www.freeglossary.com /Davis_Strait   (293 words)

  
 Charting the Pacific - Places
In 1994, in response to local demands for greater autonomy, the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) was established to allow Torres Strait islanders to manage their own affairs according to their own ailan kastom (island custom) and to develop a stronger economic base for the region.
The Torres Strait Islands Treaty signed by Australia and Papua New Guinea allows for free movement (without passports or visas) between Australia and Papua New Guinea for traditional activities in a limited zone of the Torres Strait.
The first inhabitants of the Torres Strait are believed to have migrated from the Indonesian archipelago 70,000 years ago at a time when New Guinea was still attached to the Australian continent.
www.abc.net.au /ra/pacific/places/country/torres_strait_islands.htm   (666 words)

  
 Hudson Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salluit hunters landed 22 beluga whales on a single day last July in the Hudson Strait, double the quota that they had agreed to.
Hudson Strait is a strait connecting Hudson Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, running in an west-east direction.
The strait's eastern entrance is between Cape Chidley and Resolution Island.
www.wikiverse.org /hudson-strait   (206 words)

  
 Sunda Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sunda Strait is the strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
There are a number of islands in the strait; the volcano Krakatoa is located on one of them.
In early 1942 the Battle of Sunda Strait was here a Japanese force sinking the USS Houston and HMS Perth as they attempted prevent the landings on Java.
www.freeglossary.com /Sunda_Strait   (268 words)

  
 Places To Go: Carquinez Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline comprises 2,795 acres of bluffs and shoreline along Carquinez Scenic Drive between the town of Crockett and the hillsides overlooking Martinez.
From atop Franklin Ridge along the Franklin Ridge Loop Trail and the California Riding and Hiking Trail, the horizon is pierced by the peaks of Mt. Tamalpais to the west and Mt. Diablo to the east.
At the eastern portion, parking and horse staging are accommodated at the Carquinez Strait East Staging Area, accessible from Carquinez Scenic Drive in Martinez.
www.ebparks.org /parks/carquin.htm   (699 words)

  
 Bluebridge, New Zealand's Cook Strait Passenger and Freight Ferry services
Strait Shipping is a 100% New Zealand owned and managed shipping business - operating Cook Strait ferry services since 1992.
With its fleet of ships and around 250 staff working both on and off the water, Strait Shipping now transports hundreds of thousands of tonnes of livestock and cargo freight between the North and South Island every year.
While Strait Shipping may never be New Zealand's biggest shipping company - with its focus on delivering first class customer and shipping services, it strives continually to be the best.
www.strait.co.nz   (171 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Strait Out of the Box: Music: George Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Strait gives personal commentary on each song and why it was put in the set.
Strait's sound never really strays too far from formula, and that's special, because most artists today come out with one or two solid efforts that don't really catch on with the mainstream crowd and either they or the record company changes them into some silly wannabe pop act or something along those lines.
Granted, some people may say that Strait made a few gimmicky songs that helped push his career along, but all of these songs have their place in the Strait catalogue.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002OWW?v=glance   (1634 words)

  
 Todd Strait - Jazz Drummer, Biography
Recently relocated to Portland, OR, Kansas City's TODD STRAIT is not only one of the most in-demand jazz drummers and percussionists in the Midwest, but in recent years he has emerged as a jazz musician of national and international stature.
Two of Todd Strait's most significant Kansas City associations have been with singers Karrin Allyson and Kevin Mahogany, both notable jazz stars of the Kansas City music scene in the 1990s.
Todd Strait's role as an educator and clinician is very much rooted in the fact that he, too, has been a dedicated student.
pbttrio.webjazz.net /toddstraitbio.html   (548 words)

  
 Torres Strait - Country information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Torres Strait Treaty is an agreement between Australia and Papua New Guinea which describes the boundaries between the two countries and how the sea area may be used.
Torres Strait Islanders are allowed to travel north into Papua New Guinea as far as the 9 degrees South latitude line just north of Daru.
The Torres Strait Treaty allows for the continuation of many of the traditional lifestyle activities between the peoples of the Torres Strait and coastal villages of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/torres_strait/index.html   (1034 words)

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