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  • Kane Williamson puts New Zealand on top against England

    Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines
    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Kane Williamson's unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day's work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord's on Friday.
  • Gay lovers turn out to be brothers

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
    22 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    TWO men in a gay relationship, and who had plans to marry, have discovered that they are actually brothers.
  • IS claims deadly Saudi mosque bombing

    NEWS.com.au | Breaking News
    22 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    AN Islamic State-linked group have claimed a suicide attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia which has killed at least 22 people.
  • Gay lovers turn out to be brothers

    NEWS.com.au | Most Popular | Most Popular Stories
    22 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    TWO men in a gay relationship, and who had plans to marry, have discovered that they are actually brothers.
  • Fast-track overcomes key hurdle, but obstacles remain as trade deals hang in balance

    The Conversation
    Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University
    22 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Fast-track proponents say passing trade promotion authority is key to supporting US exports. ReutersAfter the Senate’s refusal to pass trade promotion authority (TPA) on May 12, some trade advocates feared that President Obama’s ongoing commercial negotiations with Asia and Europe would die a slow death. Yesterday’s narrow vote in the Senate to close debate on TPA – a key hurdle to final passage – promises to lift their spirits considerably, as it likely guarantees passage of the bill within the next few days, ahead of the Memorial Day recess. The vote was interesting because it…
 
 
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    The Conversation

  • Fast-track overcomes key hurdle, but obstacles remain as trade deals hang in balance

    Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University
    22 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Fast-track proponents say passing trade promotion authority is key to supporting US exports. ReutersAfter the Senate’s refusal to pass trade promotion authority (TPA) on May 12, some trade advocates feared that President Obama’s ongoing commercial negotiations with Asia and Europe would die a slow death. Yesterday’s narrow vote in the Senate to close debate on TPA – a key hurdle to final passage – promises to lift their spirits considerably, as it likely guarantees passage of the bill within the next few days, ahead of the Memorial Day recess. The vote was interesting because it…
  • Logjam isn't the only reason your computer might be more vulnerable to internet threats

    Andrew Smith, Lecturer in Networking at The Open University
    22 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cyber warning ShutterstockThere’s a hole in the protection surrounding some of the internet’s supposedly secure websites. A group of researchers has discovered that cyber criminals and other hackers can attack websites that use the “https” security encryption using a method known as “Logjam”. This attack, which is thought to work on around 8% of the top one million websites, allows hackers to see important information that should be protected, such as payment details or private communication. Encryption is a way of turning information into a secret code in order to stop others…
  • Damage caused by incompetent rape response shows just how vital specialist teams are

    Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology at Durham University
    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Dark days. ell brown/Flickr, CC BY-SAIt sounds like something from a criminology lecture detailing the way rape victims were treated decades ago by the police: a 17-year-old woman with mental health problems makes a report to the police and is not only disbelieved, but is arrested herself for lying about rape and “perverting the course of justice”. It emerged this week that Hampshire constabulary has paid out £20,000 in damages to a young woman who reported a rape to them in 2012. She was not believed, told by officers that “this is what happens when you lie”, and her arrest was…
  • The Ebola outbreak highlights shortcomings in disease surveillance and response – and where we can do better

    Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at University of Sydney
    22 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says "Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody's Business" in Monrovia, Liberia, January 15 2015. UNMEER/Emmanuel Tobey, CC BY-NDRight now the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding its annual World Health Assembly (WHA). At this time last year, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was rapidly spreading through West Africa, and the outbreak is rightly a major item on this year’s assembly agenda. Attention will be paid to the decisions made in response to the outbreak and what this tells us about how best to respond to the next one,…
  • England's missing booze: 12 million more bottles drunk per week than previously thought

    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one asked us about these. Drinks by ShutterstockMany of us have a tipple on special occasions but including these drinks in official data has been found to increase England’s alcohol consumption by 12 million bottles of wine per week. According to a new study published in BMC Medicine, alcohol consumption figures account for only 60% of alcohol sold in England, due to a discrepancy between self-reported consumption data and retail figures. The new research has discovered where the missing alcohol can be found. Researchers interviewed 4,604 current drinkers in England, and found that…
 
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    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • Gay couple told, ‘you’re brothers’

    22 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    BREKKIE WRAP: TWO men in a gay relationship, and who had plans to marry, have discovered that they are actually brothers after a DNA test on TV.
  • Pell must face abuse inquiry: Shorten

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    THE nation’s two Catholic-raised political leaders have split over calls for Cardinal George Pell to return to answer allegations he tried to buy the silence of an abuse victim.
  • Taxpayers tapped out in $20m Opal glitch

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    THE only rare gem about the new Opal ticketing system on buses is finding a reliable card reader with the government haemorrhaging a conservative estimate of $20 million in lost revenue.
  • How league plays for high stakes in outback

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    ON the struggle streets of Bourke, kids have learnt you don’t mess with the women of league. A former Jillaroo prop forward and a sports-loving teacher are dishing out some tough love.
  • The man making the Maroons nervous

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    GREG Inglis could easily have said nothing. But asked to identify who in the Blues posed the greatest threat to the Maroons, his answer was clear.
 
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • Before You Hire a Marketing Consultant – Read This

    Danielle MacInnis
    21 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    When thinking about hiring a marketing expert here are some of things you should consider: 1. Tactical V Strategic Skill-set.  Having a sound understanding of how to implement marketing campaigns is an important tactical skill but this skill can be picked up quickly or outsourced easily. Setting up a sound marketing strategy and an active […]
  • Go The Extra Mile!

    Dianna Jacobsen
    20 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Are you still learning? They say that we are either growing or dying, so I hope your answer was a resounding YES! If anyone wants to present something to you, always accept: you’ll learn something every single time, and they will possibly lead you to a path of new opportunities or a new network of […]
  • How Letting Go Means You Get More (Part 1)

    David Solomon
    19 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Last year my word of the year was “FLOW”. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, a word of the year is designed to guide you and to give you a steady focus and reminder throughout the year as to what is most important for you thematically. Some people don’t even set resolutions or […]
  • How To Get Exactly What You Want In Life

    Leo Eliades
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A famous line from years ago, “Rise early, work hard, strike oil”. Can this be the premise and the all important action that gets you what you want in  life? After years of personal experiences as well as from observing others it seems at least partly true. It all comes down to your personal expectation […]
  • Lead Capture in Online Marketing

    Sigrid de Kaste
    17 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    How Irresistible is Your Opt-in? 98% of website visitors never come back… That’s a lot of lost website visitors! Getting someone to stay on your webpage for longer than a few seconds is becoming more and more difficult. Therefore, it’s important that your pages grab your  viewer’s attention and keep them there long enough to convert them to […]
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    Policy Online - apo.org.au

  • Australia's future workforce: CEDA report launch

    22 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    The types of jobs we have in Australia will fundamentally change in coming decades. CEDA’s major research report for 2015 - Australia's Future Workforce? - examines the future of Australia’s workforce and the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption. At this launch event, three report...Read more
  • Planning for growth: Keynote by Richard Wynne MP

    22 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    At this forum, Victorian Planning Minister, Richard Wynne will provide insights into the strategic direction of the state’s planning policy and approach to rapid growth and urbanisation. As Victoria continues to add more...Read more
  • A story that writes itself: working holiday visas, tax incentives and illegal labour

    Henry Sherrell | Inside Story
    21 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Largely overlooked in the federal budget was a measure that will push more people into the black economyRead more
  • Child care and early childhood education in Australia

    Jennifer Baxter | Australian Institute of Family Studies
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Presents information about the types of child care used by children in Australia, highlighting how arrangements change as children grow, and how they vary for families of different characteristics.Read more
  • TV streams into the future

    Jock Given | Inside Story, Michael Brealey | Inside Story, Cathy Gray | Inside Story
    20 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    What might television look like in a year’s time, in a few years’ time, in a decade?Read more
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    Karen Andrews - learning through life and creativity

  • Living List Tick – Visit Rome: Part 2

    Karen Andrews
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This is the Piazza del Popolo (the “People’s Square”) and it was at this moment when Rome and I finally ‘clicked’. I am high up on a balcony at the edge of the Villa Borghese. We’d had a fairly disappointing time until that point, but after a refreshing morning in the Villa’s gardens I was starting to feel better and this feeling swelled to a kind of crescendo when we came across this view. That can happen in Rome – it is a hilly city, but that means ample opportunities of coming across ‘WOW’ sights when you aren’t expecting…
  • 20K by 20th June

    Karen Andrews
    18 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    I think it’s fair to say that many writers and workers in the arts industry have been feeling pretty deflated since the Australian Government announced its budget last week, revealing huge cuts that are going to take effect. It’s understandable; I get it. But one of the things I have always loved about the artistic community is its resilience – writers will write on because they must and find ways to eke out time to create. I’m talking about two different things here, I know – not-for-profits are often the launching pads for emerging artists, so if the…
  • Living List Tick: Visit Rome: Part 1

    Karen Andrews
    17 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I admit to feeling a slight… ambivalence… as to what laid in store for us in Rome. It’s been on my Living List since studying the Judio-Claudian emperors in ancient history and watching old movies a child, all those ‘sandal and toga’ epics, full of fighting and chariot races. And, of course, I wanted to eat the food too. However, as our trip approached, and people found out it was one of our destinations, I was struck by an almost polemic response: in short, people either loved it or hated it. I filed that bit of data away in the hope of landing with an open…
  • Helping Efforts for the Nepal Earthquake

    Karen Andrews
    13 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    We were in Dubai when news of the first devastating earthquake in Nepal started to hit the television. I mentioned this over on my Facebook page, but I remember sitting there at breakfast at our five-star, sipping my coffee and nibbling on a danish pastry, watching BBC World, feeling out-of-place, helpless, even guilty. I am a World Vision Australia Blog Ambassador and so receive regular updates on relief efforts that are put into action after similar disasters. The numbers, in this case, were high, and very worrying. Sadly, as you might have heard, Nepal has been shaken again this week by…
  • Living List Tick: Visit Whitby Abbey

    Karen Andrews
    12 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Then as the cloud passed I could see the ruins of the abbey coming into view; and as the edge of a narrow band of light as sharp as a sword-cut moved along, the church and the churchyard became gradually visible. Whatever my expectation was, it was not disappointed, for there, on our favourite seat, the silver light of the moon struck a half-reclining figure, snowy white. The coming of the cloud was too quick for me to see much, for shadow shut down on light almost immediately; but it seemed to me as though something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it.
 
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • Midweek Shopping Inspo

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Stud Shoes! Sooo, if you don’t mind a bit of “designer inspired style”, I found a few cool shoe finds over at The Iconic. They are also having a 30% off everything sale TODAY, so you can get the shoes on sale with the code “VOGQ30″. Diavolina stud shoes here (genuine leather). Heels are $199.95, flats with straps $189.95, flats $169.95. Billini stud shoes here (leather look upper). Both flats and flats with straps are $79.95.   Anine Bing Tops I’m a bit in love with the relaxed-cool basics over at Anine Bing. Her boots, jeans and jackets are lust…
  • Brain Training with a Rubik’s Puzzle

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 11:39 pm
    I’m very INTO brain training these days! I know it’s a bit of a buzz word at the moment. But my father-in-law has been encouraging us to train our brains for the last 7-8 years, so I actually feel a bit slow to catch on. Anyway… in the last year or so, I’ve gone back to reading literature, I’ve subscribed to brainy magazines, and started to tinker with music. But my latest obsession is the Rubik’s Cube Puzzle. It started with my 10 year old son. He recently bought one with his birthday money and he watched some online videos on how to solve it. I peeked…
  • Feeling Alive on a Sunday Morning!

    admin
    17 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    So this is how I spent my Sunday! I was wearing 4 layers of clothes, rain boots, sitting on a camping chair, hiding under an umbrella… while watching my 10 year old boy play football in the pouring rain. Ah the things we do for our kids.
  • Running in the cold

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi everyone! How’d your week go? I’ve been doing a bit of running in preparation for my 12km running event; fitting in a 5km here and a 10km there. I’m a bit nervous about the event, even though I know I shouldn’t be. The competitive part in me thinks that I should SMASH all my previous running records, but the sensible part in me thinks I should just have fun, keep fit… and don’t hurt myself :) Anyway, I want to talk about this jacket. It’s a thick, fleecy jacket from Jeanswest’s activewear range. I’d say that it’s more of a coat,…
  • Learning How to Make Pretty Cupcakes

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 10:29 pm
    I have always wanted to be able to make kick-ass cupcakes! I guess you could say, it has been one of my “personal goals” for a long time. Sure, it’s not saving the world. It’s not learning a new language. But cakes can be expensive these days, and I’d love to be able to make gorgeous looking cakes or cupcakes for my friends and family. Yes I know I have been making cupcakes for years (especially since having kids), but they never turn out consistently pretty. Which is why I want to up my skill. Here are some of my baking notes: I made some cupcakes for…
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Stephen Michael King’s Triumphant Trio

    Romi Sharp
    21 May 2015 | 7:10 pm
    What is it about Stephen Michael King‘s illustrations that make his picture books so sublime? How can his drawings make us want to delve into those stories over and over again? Well, that’s just it! It’s the artwork that adds another dimension to those already meaningful stories, allowing us to dive right in with those […]
  • Introducing Boomerang Book Bites

    Jon Page
    20 May 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Welcome to Boomerang Book Bites. A weekly review of books we think are awesome. One of the major differences between a physical bookshop and an online bookshop is that online you don’t have a person to tell you about the fantastic books available. But with Boomerang Books we are backed by one of Australia’s leading independent […]
  • Awarded Children’s Information Books

    Joy Lawn
    19 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    This year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for Information Books forms an impressive list. Four of the six titles focus on an aspect of Australian history. Emu (one of the ‘Nature Storybooks’ series from Walker Books) is natural history, however, and upholds the quality of last year’s Crichton and Queensland Literary […]
  • Review – Fire by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

    Romi Sharp
    18 May 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Fire, Jackie French (author), Bruce Whatley (illus.), Scholastic Press, 2014.   Harsh weather conditions are terrifying enough at the best of times, but what about when Mother Nature plays a hand in the wild and extreme that gamble with actual lives? Award-winning author and Australian Laureate, Jackie French, together with the unequivocally talented illustrator, Bruce […]
  • NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Winners

    Joy Lawn
    18 May 2015 | 5:54 pm
    The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, held at the Mitchell Library last night, was an opportunity to recognise some of our literary greats, as well as newcomers to the winners’ stage. Eminent author/poet, David Malouf, won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for Earth Hour (UQP), another award to honour the exquisite writing of this distinguished, […]
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    The Interpreter

  • Weekend catch-up: Rohingya, Syria's next crisis, Russia in space and more

    Brendan Thomas-Noone
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This week, Rohingya fleeing persecution on Myanmar were denied entry by several countries in South East Asia, leaving them stateless and stranded at sea. Indonesia and Malaysia have now announced they will take in a limited number of refugees, but there are still many at sea after being abandoned by people smugglers. There is a history refugee migration by boat in South East Asia, said Elliot Brennan: The present problem in Myanmar, and the economic migration from Bangladesh, will not be the last irregular migration we see in the Southeast Asia or Europe or anywhere for that matter...We need…
  • This week in Jakarta: Boat crisis, female corruption fighters and plastic rice

    Catriona Croft-Cusworth
    22 May 2015 | 1:14 am
    Indonesia this week opened its doors to thousands of migrants stranded at sea, with the expectation that regional neighbours such as Australia could help with resettlement. Meanwhile in Jakarta, President Jokowi announced the first all-female selection committee for the country's anti-corruption body, and social media lit up over reports of toxic plastic rice entering the market from China. After a meeting with Malaysia, Thailand and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday, Indonesia agreed to take in some of the thousands of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh now stranded at sea after…
  • America, China and the limits of wordplay

    Sam Roggeveen
    21 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Greg Sheridan writes today that, despite last week's controversy when Pentagon official David Shear 'misspoke' about US Air Force's B-1 bombers being placed in Australia, the bombers are probably coming to Australia anyway. I think that's right. As James Brown wrote at the time, the US–Australia Force Posture Agreement hammered out in 2014 ensured that: ...US Air Force rotations through northern Australia should increase, assuming the force posture agreement clears the way for the expansion of runways and ramp space at RAAF Learmonth and RAAF Tindal. Australians should expect to see…
  • Taiwan: US deterrence is failing

    Hugh White
    21 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Deterrence is a beguiling concept. It offers the hope that we can prevail over our opponents without actually fighting them because our mere possession of military power will be sufficient to compel them to our will. This seductive idea seems to be the basis of Michael Cole's view that deterrence will allow America and its allies to defend Taiwan from China with incurring the costs and risks of conflict, and that they should therefore commit themselves to doing so. This view is set out in Michael's most recent contribution to an exchange between us about this issue, and I'd like to thank him…
  • Going nowhere: Thailand's coup, one year on

    Elliot Brennan
    21 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Today marks one year since the Thai junta came to power in a coup d'état. The move was ostensibly made to save the country from deadly street violence that had crippled Thai politics and left dozens dead and hundreds injured during more than six months of clashes. The junta, attempting to placate international concern, promised speedy elections (initially, within five months) and a roadmap for reforms to break years of political deadlock. The promised elections have been continually pushed back. This week the junta said they would again be postponed by a further six…
 
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    Gigajobs

  • Sales & Reservations Coordinator ( Females Only ) in Dubai – UAE

    mail.ezeehr
    20 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    Sales & Reservations Coordinator (Female only) Should have experience 2-3 years in Customer Support / Call Centers / BPO Excellent in spoken and written English communication. Arabic and Hindi languages will be an advantage. Pleasing & impressive personality. Should be very committed and dedicated team player. Ready to work flexible hours / rotating shift duties (working hours will be 8 am-5 pm / 4 pm-12 pm). Single ladies will be given preference due to flexible duty hours and relocation to Dubai. Good knowledge on Geographical area of UAE and Luxury segment vehicles will be an…
  • Sales And Reservations Coordinator ( Female Only) In Dubai- UAE

    ezeehruae
    20 May 2015 | 4:02 am
       Sales & Reservations Coordinator (Female only) Should have experience 2-3 years in Customer Support / Call Centers / BPO Excellent in spoken and written English communication. Arabic and Hindi languages will be an advantage. Pleasing & impressive personality. Should be very committed and dedicated team player. Ready to work flexible hours / rotating shift duties (working hours will be 8 am-5 pm / 4 pm-12 pm). Single ladies will be given preference due to flexible duty hours and relocation to Dubai. Good knowledge on Geographical area of UAE and Luxury segment…
  • Implement your change today

    admin
    28 Feb 2012 | 3:45 pm
    What’s your next career move? Gigajobs has the best job listings from great companies, whether you’re looking for opportunities at a start up or at a major corporate. You can search our job listings or create a profile and let employers find you. Need the an IT resource right now? Find the candidate you’re looking for here. Post a job or search the candidate database.
  • Seek posts 60 Mil profit

    admin
    21 Feb 2012 | 6:32 pm
    Thought you were paying too much for your online ad? received hundred of applicants and only a fraction are suitable candidates? Bigger is not always better. Thought this was interestingt reading.. How much do you think an an ad should cost to? Online job listing site SEEK has reported a record first half profit of $60.6 million, up by 26.5% from the previous corresponding period, mostly due to growth in Australian employment, and its Chinese arm. Shares rose 35 cents or 6.1% to $6.05 after the announcement was made. Revenue from its employment business was up 15% on the previous…
  • Implement your change today

    admin
    22 Sep 2011 | 8:35 am
    What’s your next career move? Gigajobs has the best job listings from great companies, whether you’re looking for opportunities at a start up or at a major corporate. You can search our job listings or create a profile and let employers find you. Need the an IT resource right now? Find the candidate you’re looking for here. Post a job or search the candidate database.
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    Bondville

  • Half price kids' bedding from Home-Work with code

    19 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Now is the chance to grab a huge bargain on this beautiful screen-printed 100% cotton children's bed linen from Melbourne designers Home-Work before they are discontinued. I love all their designs and to be able to get your hands on this quality work for half price is amazing.Read more »
  • Real Australian Kids Rooms Instagram competition

    14 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Who doesn't love a kids' room - so much fun and there are no rules! Interest in creating inspiring rooms for children has grown dramatically in the last two years. There are now dedicated childrens' interior designers and a huge number of new bed linen labels, artworks, soft furnishings and furniture in Australia dedicated to making kids' rooms beautiful. I absolutely love sharing your Real Australian Kids Rooms here on Bondville, and am running a fun competition on Instagram for the next eight weeks so that you can share your own interior design style.Read more »
  • fete press magazine Issue 11 for Kids

    13 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    There is much excitement in the kids' design/interiors/fashion/lifestyle world about the launch of the brand new fête press magazine, the Kids issue. Issue 11 is dedicated to celebrating parenthood and includes bedroom tours, kids' fashion, lunchbox solution, party ideas, a huge giveaway and more. Check out this sneak peek for some gorgeous spreads all delivered in fête's signature clean aesthetic:Read more »
  • My 10 picks from The Finders Keepers market

    10 May 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Happy Mother's Day for yesterday! I hope you had a great day; mine started with can't-be-topped cuddles and handmade cards from the kids and an amazing breakfast and cup of chai tea made by my husband. Then my little family took me to Autumn/Winter 2015 The Finders Keepers market in Sydney where we spent a few hours checking out all the goods, catching up with friends and making new ones. I didn't get to see every stall, but here are my 10 picks, including cute kids' fashion and artwork (and a little something for grown-ups too)...Read more »
  • Dan300 x Eubi portable mobile charger

    6 May 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Oh look - technology that's not ugly! In fact, it's downright cute. This is a universal portable mobile phone and tablet charger by Australian design powerhouse Dan300 in collaboration with Melbourne-based Eubi.Read more »
 
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    Rocky Travel

  • Exploring Melbourne laneways

    rockytravel
    20 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Exploring Melbourne laneways is unarguably the best way to discover the true heart and soul of Melbourne. This is where the intimate insider life, the pulse and creativity take place. It’s where you find one-off shops, cozy tiny bars, unique coffee shops and vivid street art. From over 180 lanes, only a small number of […] The post Exploring Melbourne laneways appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Flying Etihad Economy Class to Australia

    rockytravel
    12 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Etihad Economy Class Review Last week I flew Etihad Economy Class for the first time. It was not planned though. It all started while searching for cheapest flights to Australia. As usual, before making an online flight booking, I check out my favourite platforms for flights comparison like Skyscanner and Google Flights.  Etihad and Emirates are […] The post Flying Etihad Economy Class to Australia appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Discovering Fleurieu Peninsula

    rockytravel
    1 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    While Kangaroo Island is top destination on the bucket list of many travellers visiting South Australia, Fleurieu Peninsula is often overlooked and underrated. Located just a short drive south of Adelaide, the best way to explore the region is to to hire a car  and visit it at your own pace. Either on your way […] The post Discovering Fleurieu Peninsula appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Finding cheap flights on I want that flight

    rockytravel
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Being Australia a vast continent, flying is the fastest and most used way to get around the country thus searching for a cheap flight is the first thing travellers do when planning a trip. However finding cheap flights is easier said than done. Start your research early, be flexible with dates and use good resources, […] The post Finding cheap flights on I want that flight appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Things to do on Rottnest Island

    rockytravel
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Things to do on Rottnest Island on a day tour A trip to Perth is not complete without a day-tour to Rottnest Island. Rotto, as the locals call Rottnest, is known for the Quokkas, its beaches, its eco-friendly environment and its car-free paradise. Let me guide you through the top things to do on Rottnest […] The post Top Things to do on Rottnest Island appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Macrodyl

  • Exploring Ironbridge

    Marc
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    For those of you that don’t know, Ironbridge is a small settlement on the banks of the River Severn, and it sits in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, which is a part of Shropshire initially utilised for mining various materials, including coal and iron ore for the production of iron. Ironbridge itself has plenty to do for such a small place, there are a plethora of museums in the local area, as well as the famous bridge itself and the old town for you to walk around and explore, making it a great place to go for a long day out. Being the genius I am, I actually forgot to bring my SD…
  • Overcoming Travel Anxieties

    Marc
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    If you follow ytravel you might’ve already come across Liz Carlson’s blog post about how she deals with some of the most common travel anxieties that I’m sure most of us have experienced at some point in time. There are a few amazing points in there, some of them are more realisations than anything. You’d be amazed just how much simply accepting something eases your anxieties, granted it isn’t an easy thing to do. Apart from straight up accepting that they happen (which is currently my go-to for getting through uncomfortable situations) there are a few things…
  • A Day Trip through the Peak District

    Marc
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    You might have heard about my previous failed excursion to the Peak District; a late night trip in search of the Aurora Borealis. Well, since spring has crept slowly upon us and there’s been some great weather in England for the last 2 weeks, I decided to take my “new” car for a drive around the Peak District. This time it was day time so I could actually see around the place and get a few pictures (taken for me by my new photographer!) of the place and the small settlements we passed through. We started the day relatively late. Probably something like 11am or later when we…
  • How to Pass an IELTS Test

    Marc
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    One of the major stepping stones on the road to emigrating to an English speaking country is providing evidence of your proficiency in the language. There are a few accepted ways for doing so, but depending where you are in the world, IELTS is likely to be the most common. Lets look at how you might go about maximising your chances to attain a high grade. First of all you’ll need to understand the test format. The test is made up of four sections; reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each segment will result in a score graded from 1 to 9, and will result in an overall average for…
  • Learning a Language Before Travelling

    Marc
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    It’s one of those things that a lot of people have on their bucket list (at least for native English speakers), and it also happens to be one of the most tricky to pull off. Learning a new language is never easy. In England, we have French/German/Spanish forced upon us through school. That kind of ruins the experience for a lot of people, and after we move on into further education or employment, it just kind of stops being a thing for us all. Myself included. The thing is, I never lost my appetite for languages. To me, they’re a key part of culture and how a place feels. When…
 
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  • Wakakusa Yamayaki Matsuri – Nara Mountain Burning Festival

    Apeksha B Ashok
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan, is an aesthetically alluring and culturally bountiful city. As you enter the city, you are welcomed with world famous temples and hundreds of deer that roam the area. Deer were believed to be messengers of the gods, and allowed to live peacefully within the city. The two rival temples, Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji temples are only a five-minute walk from one another. Kofuku-ji’s towering pagoda welcomes you first as you enter the main road. This temple was first constructed in 669 and later moved to Nara in 710. It was an important mark of the Buddhist…
  • Sukiyaki (Japanese Style Beef Stew)

    Aparna Ramesh
    22 May 2015 | 12:21 am
    1. Put all ingredients for simmering sauce into a pot and bring to the boil, for 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside. 2. Heat oil in a pan over low heat. Spread beef slices over the bottom of pan. Pour in simmering sauce. Turn up the heat to high and simmer beef for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until food is cooked. 3. Ladle into individual bowls and serve immediately. 4. Your Sukiyaki (Japanese Style Beef Stew) is ready! The post Sukiyaki (Japanese Style Beef Stew) appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
  • The Umbrella Burning Festival

    Apeksha B Ashok
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    July 25th, 2015 Sogayatsu, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Image Courtesy: Turner used under the Creative Commons Licence Soga no Kasayaki Matsuri or the Umbrella Burning Festival is celebrated at night fall on the fourth Saturday in July, in front of the Museum of the Meiji Restoration, to appease the souls of Soga brothers at their family temple, Jozenji. Legend has it that this unique festival, which is a part of the 50 Matsuri’s of Kanagawa, is one among the three famous revenge stories of Japan. This historic story is also known as a Kabuki play “Soga Monogatari (Tale of…
  • Japanese Sweetener – Azuki Bean Paste

    Apeksha B Ashok
    21 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Japanese confectionery is their wide variety of fresh produce, fruits and vegetable intake and their sweets. The Japanese are known for their love for sweet fillings in sweets, buns and breads. But what most tourists don’t realise is that most of their sweets are based on beans that are cooked with a ton of sugar to a paste-like consistency. Red azuki (adzuki) beans are the most popular kind of beans, which are used, in most of the Japanese sweets. The sweet azuki bean paste made from red azuki beans is known as “Azuki Bean Paste ”. The Sweet red bean paste is made by simmering…
  • 5 Interesting Japanese Foods

    Apeksha B Ashok
    20 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Japanese have a penchant for making creative dishes, be it rolling the sushi with colourful veggies and meat or decorating a salad with the right blend of nutrients or even garnishing a simple soup. They seem to be obsessed with perfection and creativity in abundance. Among the dishes that they make, some of them are bizarre and absurd which are known for their unusual flavours and combinations. We bring to you 5 interesting Japanese foods that have been encountered and savoured by people around the world. Intense in taste, these delicacies are different from the usual and veer off the rather…
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