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Beautiful time-lapse film- Rise of the Full Blue Moon in Australia – video

Beautiful time-lapse film- Rise of the Full Blue Moon in Australia – video

This is unbelievable and beautiful …. 4 mins… Once in a Blue Moon…

On the 31st of July 2015, this beautiful time-lapse rise of the Full Blue Moon was captured 2 ½ miles away from Cape Byron Lighthouse, on Belongil Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The headland and lighthouse at Byron Bay is the most easterly point of the Australian Mainland and therefore is the first place in Australia to watch the full moon Rise.

 Probably the Most Beautiful Moonrise Time-Lapse You’ll Ever See….       Continue reading

Canada named world’s most well-respected country by holidaymakers…

Canada named world’s most well-respected country by holidaymakers… but the UK and US fail to crack the top 10

 Toronto Canada

Toronto. Canada

  • Findings included in the Reputation Institute’s Country Reptrak Survey
  • More than 50 nations were ranked by an online panel of over 48,000 people
  • Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia rounded out the top five

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Smart economics suggests that India should be a member of APEC or Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. When India does well the world benefits.   

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making the right statements that might make this possible. In welcoming the Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping to India Mr, Modi outlined the special chemistry that exists between both countries. He said, ‘ India and China are bound by history, connected by culture and inspired by rich traditions. Together they can create a bright future for the entire mankind.’

If this is a sales pitch or a form of ‘Modinomics’ it caught the attention of the international community. Mr Modi continued by saying that India and China can ‘ script history and make a better tomorrow for all mankind.’ Continue reading

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup?

2015_Cricket_World_Cup_Logo.svgBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine –  10-February-2015

Beyond the ball destiny lies. Stars and legends are made. Cricket’s extravaganza begins and New Zealand will be the team to beat. They are playing well and have the game to take on the best teams in the world.  Besides, New Zealand is peaking at the right moment and they are playing at home.

Valentine’s Day 2015 a love affair of a different sort will take place. It involves the cricket nations from fourteen countries and they will compete for cricket’s World Cup. This will be the eleventh such meeting; the first was in 1975 in England. Cricket fans will recall that West Indies won the 1975 and 1979 tournaments and lost in the 1983 finals to India at Lords.  Continue reading

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


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