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Cricket: ICC proposes sweeping changes for the game

Cricket: A new Imperium – Sweeping changes for the game

Stabroek News – 27 January 2014 – Tomorrow, the Board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will begin deliberations on a proposal by its Finance & Commercial Affairs (FCA) committee for sweeping and astonishing changes in the way the game is run and how tours are scheduled. At the core of the proposal is that India, Australia and England would take charge of the game and that they would be immune to relegation in the two-tiered system that is also being promulgated.

It is in essence the cricketing version of the permanent five of the United Nations Security Council, as regressive and in need of urgent reform as that model is. And just as the permanent five were installed as the victors at the end of the Second World War, it is proposed that these three be ordained on the basis of the money they bring to the game and the level of the public interest in their teams.   Continue reading

School Answering Machine in Australia – video – funny!

School Answering Machine in Australia – funny!

This is the message that the Maroochydore High School, Queensland, Australia staff voted unanimously to record on their school’s telephone answering machine.  This is an actual telephone message for the school. Surprising but true …

This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students as well as their parents to be responsible for their absences and missing homework.   The school and teachers were being sued by parents who wanted their children’s failing grades changed to passing grades, even though their children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

Shanghai love market -video

Shanghai love market

[VIMEO Video - click link at the end, to view]Shanghai Love Market

In January 2013, Flickerfest 2013 premiered a short film written and directed by Sydney, Australia creative Craig Rosenthal at Bondi Pavilion as part of Best Australian shorts program.

Rosenthal, currently freelancing at Droga5, wrote Shanghai Love Market after stumbling across a park in Shanghai where anxious parents string up posters trying to find the perfect match for their kids.  Continue reading

Cricket: Windies fall 0-3 vs Australia in ODI 5-game series

Windies fall 0-3 behind despite fireworks from Bravos

February 7, 2013 · Stabroek News
CANBERRA, Australia,  CMC – Up tempo half-centuries by the Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne, were not enough to prevent West Indies falling to a 39-run defeat in the third One-Day International, as Australia took a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series here  yesterday.

Asked to chase an imposing 330 for victory on an excellent batting surface at Manuka Oval, West Indies were bowled out for 290 off 47.3 overs, with the left-handed Darren top scoring with 86 and Dwayne stroking 51.      Continue reading

Cricket – Pollard helps West Indies take series lead

West Indies v Australia, 4th ODI, Gros Islet. St. Lucia. West Indies.

West Indies 294 for 7 (Pollard 102, Barath 41) beat Australia 252 all out (Lee 59, Hussey 57) by 42 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Kieron Pollard at his most brutal left Australia with an insurmountable challenge at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia as West Indies took a 2-1 lead with one to play in an ODI series that is rivalling their wildest dreams. Pollard produced a memorable display of power hitting, 102 slugged from 70 balls to vanquish an Australian side that West Indies had come to regard as virtually unbeatable.

After a demoralising run against Australia of 13 defeats in 14 ODIs (the other being a no-result), West Indies now have two wins and a tie from their last three games. No side had ever scored more on this ground batting second than West Indies’ 284 for 5 to beat England in 2004 and Australia had little chance to buck the trend once they had lost half their side for 112.    [more ]

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Top10 – Most Educated Countries in the World

Top10 – Most Educated Countries in the World

January 31, 2012 – 247wallst.com

In the past 50 years, college graduation rates in developed countries have increased nearly 200%, according to Education at a Glance 2011, a recently published report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report shows that while education has improved across the board, it has not improved evenly, with some countries enjoying much greater rates of educational attainment than others. Based on the report, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 developed countries with the most educated populations.

The countries with the most highly educated citizens are also some of the wealthiest in the world. The United States, Japan and Canada are on our list and also have among the largest GDPs. Norway and Australia, also featured, have the second and sixth-highest GDPs per capita, respectively. All these countries aggressively invest in education. Continue reading

FLASH FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA – Video

Flash flood in Toowoomba, Australia on January 10, 2011.

Videos by YouTube member: whitelightbringer

Amazing footage of East Creek near Chalk Drive / Chalk Lane rising and washing away lots of cars during Flash Flood in Toowoomba on Monday 10 January 2011. This is some of the best footage I have seen of the Flood and was taken from the second floor of our office which backs onto Chalk Lane.

It shows just how fast the creek turned into a torrent and quickly flooded Chalk Drive and Chalk Lane.

I also got some video of where the creek crosses Neil Street and some video of the aftermath and the huge amount of cars damaged and piled on top of one another in the Chalk Drive car park.

Diwali Celebrations Around the World

Diwali Celebrations Around the World- By Dr. Latchman P Kissoon

Dr. Latchman Kissoon

The festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages and grows in attraction by the year. Diwali means a row or cluster of lights which symbolizes Light over Darkness, Knowledge over Ignorance, Good over Evil and Love over Hate.

Diwali falls on the lunar month of Kartik meaning the month of Ocotober or November on the darkest night of the Hindu lunar year.   This year the festival is celebrated on Friday day 5th day of   November 2010. This is an occasion for the young and the old, men and women, rich and poor – for everyone irrespective of their religious and economic background who seeks light, knowledge and love.

The festival is celebrated throughout the world to ward off the darkness and welcome the light into our lives and as William Shakespeare said “see yea that light yonder so shines a good deed in a naughty world”. This festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year. As such the blessings of Lakshmi, the celestial consort of Lord Vishnu is invoked with prayers.

Diwali is also celebrated outside India mainly in Australia, Barbados, Britain, Canada, Guyana, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America among the Hindus world over. Places as far as Southern America have record of celebrating Diwali.  Continue reading

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