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  • Time to show criminals the door

    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    TOUGH laws to evict criminals from NSW public housing will be introduced to parliament today after the government announced a crackdown.
  • Ashes 2015: Mark Wood makes unconvincing start to proving fitness for fourth Test

    Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    After bowling in front of officials for 25 minutes, the right-armer grimaced then left the field.
  • Abbott deals with Speaker Bishop fallout

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    LIBERAL MPs are positioning themselves before a party room vote on the Speaker's role following Bronwyn Bishop's resignation.
  • Vic cops seek to vary intervention orders

    NEWS.com.au | Breaking News
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    VICTORIAN police want to grant intervention orders at the scene of domestic violence incidents, a submission to the family violence royal commission says.
  • New evidence in MH370 search

    NEWS.com.au | Most Popular | Most Popular Stories
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    THREE water bottles washed onto a Reunion Island beach are being investigated for links to MH370, as local officials refuse to help in the search.
 
 
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    The Conversation

  • Can't we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet

    John Shepherd, Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science at University of Southampton
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Trees remove carbon dioxide naturally: can we do better? Coconino National Forest, CC BY-SAIf we have put too much CO2 into the air, wouldn’t it make sense to find ways to remove it again? Well, yes: it would. But sadly it isn’t likely to be easy or cheap and, according to new research, it isn’t an adequate “solution” to the problems of climate change. The possible “carbon removal” techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere. There are also engineered…
  • Loss of innocence: the experience of exonerated death row inmates

    Saundra D Westervelt, Associate Professor Sociology at University of North Carolina - Greenboro
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    Juan Melendez – one of 150 innocent people who have been released from death row. Witness to InnocenceJuan Melendez spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit, before being exonerated in 2002 when the transcript of a confession by the real murderer came to light – evidence that had been withheld by the prosecutor. Juan received no assistance and no compensation from the state of Florida in the wake of his exoneration. Sabrina Butler was a Mississippi teenager convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of her nine-month-old son,…
  • 'Trainwreck' and Popping the Cultural Bubble

    Lauren Rosewarne, Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    As someone who spends a good chunk of time happily consuming, and writing about pop culture, there are occasions – rare, but jarring – when something becomes popular, becomes a juggernaut, and I’m left scratching my head. Normally, even if I’m not laughing or convulsing in rapture, I can usually work out why other people are. Not quite a vicarious enjoyment - let’s not go that far - but at least an academic understanding. I sat through the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, for example, to uncover how everyone had become so obsessed by a live-action Dungeons and Dragons game. In…
  • Libor: one man found guilty but culture change is still needed in financial sector

    Andre Spicer, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School at City University London
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Guilty. EPA/Facundo ArrizabalagaFormer UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes has been convicted of eight counts of conspiring with other traders and brokers to manipulate Libor. As news of the sentencing emerged, much of the coverage has focused on the quirks of the man in question – the story of an autisic mathematician who was able to manipulate one of the world’s most important financial benchmarks for the price of a Mars bar. There have been descriptions of a man who slept under the same superhero duvet between the age of eight and 24. And we found out that when a student he worked in a…
  • Calais migrants are not invading: they're just a small part of a global refugee crisis

    Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Birmingham Fellow at University of Birmingham
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    A tiny part of a much bigger picture. Yoan Valat/EPAMuch of the media coverage and political rhetoric of recent weeks has implied that the UK is undergoing an uncontrollable invasion by migrants attempting to jump on moving lorries in Calais. To put this “crisis” in some perspective, it is useful to consider where most of residents of the “new jungle” at Calais come from and how they reached continental Europe. Many of the inhabitants of the new migrant camp in Calais are survivors of those dangerous Mediterranean boat journeys that until a few weeks ago seemed so distant from Dover.
 
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    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • New evidence in MH370 search

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    THREE water bottles washed onto a Reunion Island beach are being investigated for links to MH370, as local officials refuse to help in the search.
  • AC/DC star back in court

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    AC/DC DRUMMER Phil Rudd could face jail time if he is found to have breached the terms of his home detention sentence.
  • Medicare levy will cost $2000 more

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    THE average working family forced to pay another $2000 a year under a proposal being considered to fix their spending blowouts by raising the Medicare Levy.
  • Time to show criminals the door

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    TOUGH laws to evict criminals from NSW public housing will be introduced to parliament today after the government announced a crackdown.
  • Two-horse race for the Speaker’s chair

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    TWO relatively unknown MPs have emerged as surprise bolters in the race for the plush $341,000 a year Speaker’s job vacated by Bronwyn Bishop.
 
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • LinkedIn – How Can You Attract and Retain Talent and Suppliers?

    Robyn Henderson
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Currently, according to LinkedIn one of the most in demand employers in Australia for the second year is Rio Tinto. With Google, BHP Billiton, Microsoft and Leighton Contractors rounded out the top five. LinkedIn talent brand strategist Tim Grogan says a company’s talent brand can directly affect its ability to attract and retain talent. Reading this […]
  • Because Success is Personal

    David Solomon
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A client recently asked me to help her break through some barriers to achievement she was experiencing in her business. As preparation I asked her to come up with an answer to “What does success mean for YOU?” Her answer was very interesting… This process was not too much different from one I’d put myself […]
  • Stay Focused! Increase Your Productivity

    Sue Davey
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Surprisingly, one of the biggest barriers to us managing our time better is the ability to stay focused. We get distracted by all sorts of things in our working day, whether it’s your phone, social media channels, chats with colleagues or whatever else comes flying your way. Here are a few tips to keep you […]
  • Personal Branding is Your Best Accessory

    Catriona Pollard
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Forget this season’s Valentino rockstud leather pumps and the latest Givenchy Antigona Bag – personal branding is the best accessory you can arm yourself with! In today’s competitive business environment it can be hard to get ahead, however one way to cut through the noise is to differentiate yourself from the crowd and showcase what […]
  • Franchise Sales, New and Existing: Managing The Process and Requirements for Effectiveness

    Simone Pentis
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    For a franchise system to grow it must have new franchisees join its Franchise Group and allow for existing franchisees to sell when they are no longer passionate about the franchise business or want to grow in other directions. Franchisors should ensure they regularly review and evaluate their franchise processes and documents to ensure that […]
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    Andrew Bartlett

  • Keep focus on review & reform of Parliamentary entitlements system

    Andrew Bartlett
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    The best thing about the resignation of Parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is not that it ends one of the worst, most vociferously partisan Speakerships in living memory – although that is certainly a good thing. The new Speaker will no doubt still be partisan, as is the Australian tradition, although it is unlikely there is anyone who would be anywhere near as bad. The most positive outcome of the drawn out saga is the accompanying announcement that there will be a comprehensive review of the whole system of MP entitlements. This very much needs to happen, and there needs to be a…
  • Brisbane Cryptoparty: What is It & Why Does It Matter?

    Andrew Bartlett
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:19 am
    Despite not being a tech head, I will be speaking at the cryptoparty being held in Brisbane on Wednesday. Details of the event are at this link, however it is booked out so the only option this time around is to register for the waiting list. I want to make the simple albeit sad point that we have become far too complacent about the almost unlimited capacity of key government agencies to gather information about the activities of their citizens. Even worse, there is almost no effective scrutiny of the work of those agencies, and very weak laws when it comes to ensuring those agencies do not…
  • Magna Carta & refugees

    Andrew Bartlett
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    My favourite memory of the Magna Carta involved a group of refugees who had recently arrived in Australia after spending years being kept in the detention centre on Nauru. I’d visited them while they were incarcerated in Nauru, where they were uncertain of their future – not knowing how long they would be locked up or where they might end up, and under repeated pressure from the Australian government of the day to go ‘back home.’ After much suffering (not to mention great financial cost), their refugee claims were eventually recognised and the Howard government allowed…
  • Daylight Saving Redux

    Andrew Bartlett
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    I wrote a piece here nearly ten years ago about how I personally wasn’t a big fan of daylight saving – mainly because I’m a bit more of a night owl than most people.  But it’s an issue that repeatedly raises it’s head in Queensland, and I’ve certainly had countless people mention to me that bringing Queensland into line with the rest of the eastern states would be beneficial for many businesses; not least the tourism industry, even – as this example shows – in areas in the far north like Port Douglas where it is assumed that everyone is opposed…
  • Short on New Year Resolutions? Pinch someone else’s!

    Andrew Bartlett
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:56 am
    Adding to my own wish/goals, this article contains a range of good resolutions from folks such as Maya Angelou, Carl Sagan & Benjamin Franklin, along with plenty of others.
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    Policy Online - apo.org.au

  • Digitally connected: global perspectives on youth and digital media

    Sandra Cortesi | Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Urs Gasser | Berkman Center for Internet and Society
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    In this unique ebook, more than 30 academics, practitioners, government officials, tech industry representatives and activists team up with 25 youth contributors to share their views and opinions about digital technologies and the impact the Internet has on young people’s lives.Read more
  • The 2014 Victorian State Election

    Bella Lesman | Parliamentary Library & Information Service (Victoria), Rachel Macreadie | Parliamentary Library & Information Service (Victoria), Catriona Ross | Parliamentary Library & Information Service (Victoria), Paige Darby | Parliamentary Library & Information Service (Victoria)
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:39 pm
    This paper provides an overview of the election campaign, major policies, opinion polls data, the outcome of the election in both houses, and voter turnout. It also includes voting figures for each Assembly District and Council Region.Read more
  • Citizenship revocation on national security grounds: context and selected issues

    Cat Barker | Parliamentary Library (Australia)
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:26 pm
    This paper outlines some background and context to the Government’s proposal for a dual national's Australian citizenship to cease in certain circumstances, and highlights some of the broader counter-terrorism and foreign policy issues that arise from proposals to revoke citizenship on national security grounds.Read more
  • Sustaining exits from long-term homelessness

    Guy Johnson | Sacred Heart Mission, Daniel Kuehnle | Sacred Heart Mission, Sharon Parkinson | Sacred Heart Mission, Sandra Sesa | Sacred Heart Mission, Yi-Ping Tseng | Sacred Heart Mission
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Journey to Social Inclusion was a three year pilot that provided intensive support designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. This report presents the social and economic outcomes of the J2SI pilot.Read more
  • Three strategies for deploying mobile devices in the workplace

    Nick Spooner | PricewaterhouseCoopers
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:48 pm
    The shift towards BYOD (bring your own device) policies and the explosion of apps designed to put real-time data in the palms of employees has unleashed the potential of enterprise mobility in the workplace – often in transformative and compelling ways.Read more
 
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    Karen Andrews - learning through life and creativity

  • A Family Guide to Eating in Europe (In Pictures)

    Karen Andrews
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Europe is famous for its cuisine. This fame comes in many guises, including the “oh my goodness, how delicious, we are never leaving” way to the “why does everyone make such a big deal about it, I could make something better at home” complaint. To be honest, we experienced both ends of the spectrum. What follows isn’t as much as a detailed guide to eating – although I’ll cover some tips – but a pictorial representation of some of our more memorable moments (both good and bad). Italy = Options for Picky Eaters As I’ve mentioned before,…
  • Friday Celebrations #8

    Karen Andrews
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    In all honesty, I don’t feel like celebrating. If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know why. I’ve sat down to try and work these few days and my thoughts vaporise like frost in the morning sunshine. But as I stepped outside my door this morning to take the kids to school I looked up and snapped the above photograph from my driveway. After a nasty few days of wind and cloud, it was nice to see blue skies again. Then the thought crossed my mind, you should celebrate that, even if it’s a small thing – maybe especially the small things. Like Keira coming third…
  • 7 Steps to Kat

    Karen Andrews
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Yesterday, the Australian literary community lost one of its own. A treasure. A glowing, wonderful treasure in the form of Kat Muscat. This is for her. I count the steps in my head. If I was sitting down at my desk I would swivel the chair around, stand up and walk three steps to the door and then take another three, maybe four, more until I reached the partition where I would rest my chin to have a chat. “Hey, Kat,” I would say. “Hey, Karen,” she would reply, looking up from the computer monitor and her expression would relax, turning into the smile we all loved. She was so easy to…
  • What I’m Reading July 2015

    Karen Andrews
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I admit to feelings of confusion, bewilderment and frustration upon finishing Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library. I shut the book and thought to myself, “What the hell was that?” Not an altogether unusual reaction to reading his fiction, or so I hear from people who dislike his novels. But there is a raving fan for every critic, and I decided to sit with it after a – perhaps premature – rating of 2-stars on Goodreads and reflect a bit more. Visually, it is an attractive book, with arresting illustrations and an allegoric, almost fable-like, quality to the…
  • 10 Session Picks for the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival

    Karen Andrews
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The program for the Melbourne Writers Festival was released late last week to much excitement and fanfare (including a site crash, I believe, due to traffic). After getting home from my travels to Sydney, I sat down to go through it thoroughly and was very impressed. So many excellent events and I really love the ever-increasing presence of practical and immersive workshops – I’m teaching one, as it happens, but more on that at the end of the post. Although I’ll highlight 10 sessions, I just want to say that I originally had about 20 tabs open in my browser. It was hard to…
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • Rock Collections from the Helena and Aurora Range

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:29 pm
    We recently went camping in a very remote part of the West Australian bush. We were about 100kms away from the closest town and literally surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of bushland and not much else. Once we set up camp, there wasn’t much to do except hike, walk, make a fire and look at the scenery. We camped with our friends (another couple) and their kids, so in total there were 4 adults and 6 kids, aged between 14 and 6. I was a little nervous that the kids would wander off and get lost. But they were great. They entertained themselves really well. They collected firewood, made…
  • I need a tropical island pronto!

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Wheeee I’ll be jumping on a jet plane for a girl’s trip soon!! No kids, no husband… HELLO tropical island!! I’m bouncing with excitement, daydreaming of the warm weather and currently obsessed with the following: A White Romper (more rompers here) Forget the floaty, patterned, summer dress… a white romper is the new summer staple! Cool and chic, the romper nods to casual resort wear on warm balmy nights by the pool. Bring. It. On. Yumi Kim Jet Set Romper Club Monaco Zandu Romper LIV Allie Cutout Romper Nude Heeled Sandals from Schutz Needing some pretty nude…
  • Mini Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    I’ve been baking again! I recently made some gluten-free (flourless) mini chocolate cupcakes and topped them with crushed Oreo icing and a mini Oreo biscuit. I used my gluten-free chocolate cake recipe because it’s one of the best and yummiest cake recipes I know. The cupcake was – not surprisingly – moist and delicious. It was a bit like a light, soft, cakey brownie. I reduced the amount of sugar in them since I was going to put an icing topping on them, so they tasted lovely. I made 16 mini cupcakes for my girlfriend’s birthday party and they were a HIT! They…
  • Turtleneck Knits From ShowPo

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    I have to be honest… for most days of the week, I dress very simply and casually. And lately, all I ever wear are jeans, jumpers and sneakers! This combination used to bore me to tears, but I’m actually loving the comfy fashion trend this season: BIG, CHUNKY, TURTLENECK KNITS. I picked up this Sleeveless Turtleneck Knit from ShowPo. It also comes in black, white and grey too. It looks great, feels great, it’s affordable, and I like that it looks current without looking too dressed up. Wearing: Grey long coat from Shein (on sale!) | Beige Turtleneck Knit from ShowPo | White…
  • 4NE1 Korean Beauty and Nail Salon in Perth

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Hi everyone! I’ve been very curious about Korean beauty products for a while now; and I have been itching to try out a Korean beauty salon in Perth. So I did a bit of asking around and some of my friends recommended me to try 4NE1 Korean Beauty and Nail (pronounced For-Any-One) in Rivervale. They do semi-permanent makeup for eyebrows, semi-permanent top and bottom eyeliner, even semi-permanent lip liners, eyelash extensions, body slimming, facials, LED Dynamic therapies, micro-hydrabrasion and more. My friends had semi-permanent eyebrows and eyeliner done and have been really happy with…
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Love Thy Pets – Picture Book Reviews

    Romi Sharp
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Why do animals feature so heavily in picture books? 1. They are so relatable. 2. They provide a sense of comfort and nurturing. 3. They reinforce positive emotions and behaviours such as empathy. Whether these animals are represented as their true natures or anthropomorphically, children (and adults) feel connected to these cute characters and regard […]
  • Getting Serious about Series – Pup Patrol

    Dimity Powell
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    As a grown-up reader, I’d be hard put to name a story that I doted on as a ‘kid reader’ that wasn’t part of a book series, Trixie Belden being a prime example – I still have 34 surviving copies in my collection! Ask any Gen Z child what they are currently reading and chances […]
  • Review: Print’s Not Dead

    Fiona Crawford
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    Like books, magazines hold an immense pull for me. Print magazines, particularly, are something I’ll pore over for hours and keep and display on my bookshelves or coffee tables. So a coffee table book about magazines holds an elevated appeal. I ordered Ruth Jamieson’s Print’s Not Dead as soon as I heard about it and […]
  • Australian YA: Soon by Morris Gleitzman

    Joy Lawn
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
    On my recent bookshop tour of London there were more books by Morris Gleitzman on the shelves than copies of The Book Thief. This is not to detract from Marcus Zusak’s famous and well-stocked literary export but means that there were many, many Gleitzmans on display, a fantastic achievement for our popular Australian children’s and […]
  • YA Fairy Tale Retellings: Where Do You Start?

    Cait Drews
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    YA is basically built on wild crazes that burn bright for a year or so — and than melt into a puddle. It used to be vampires, then hello dystopian, how we love you. And now? Fairy tale retellings! I find retellings particularly addictive because they rekindle childhood obsessions. And who can really grow out of Cinderella […]
 
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    EnviroFuel

  • Getting a Pair of High-Quality Tyres in Australia Can be Quite a Daunting Task

    BrianSmith
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:42 am
    The most common question in the world of tyres is “How many kilometers can I get from my tyres?” There is no correct answer to this as the distance covered depends entirely on your driving style, quality of the tyre compound and the surfaces driven over, etc. Finding the Right Fit: If you’re looking for tyres in Australia, you should look at the more reputed retailers and dealership networks in the region. Getting professional help for fitting is also recommended, since it reduces the chances of accidental damage. Even if you’re looking for cheap tyres, it is better to opt for…
  • Choosing Tyres for Your Vehicle

    BrianSmith
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Choosing a tyre that meets your budget and your needs can be difficult, but knowing what to look for can make the process easier. By taking a little time to read these guidelines, you’ll learn enough to make an educated decision. When Do You Need Tyres? Tyres are considered “worn out” when the tread depth reaches 2/32”. However, in wet areas, 4/32” or less in tread depth can result in a loss of traction. In snowy conditions, traction diminishes at 6/32”; shallower groove and lug depths keep tyres from biting into snow. If tyres are wearing irregularly, they need to be replaced…
  • Custom Wheels: What They Are and How to Choose Them

    BrianSmith
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    A “custom wheel” is a wheel that has been modified according to user preference. These wheels deviate from the vehicle manufacturer standard. The optimization is done as the owner looks for a specific experience from the car. This might be visual appeal, or a higher level of performance. Modifications differ based on these categories. So what is the best way to choose custom wheels for your car? These are three of the most significant factors you need to keep in mind: Wheel Size This is one area where size really does matter. Radically bigger wheel size can put undue stress on the brakes,…
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    The Interpreter

  • How to keep stormy Australia-Indonesia ties on an even keel

    Stephen Grenville
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Gareth Evans is usually credited with initiating the idea that the Indonesia-Australia relationship needed 'ballast' to keep it upright against the storms it inevitably encounters: For many years now we have possessed what could be called common strategic interests. These interests are important, but they have not been enough to give ballast to the overly intense political relationship. This powerful image has reappeared many times since 1988. But just what is the 'ballast', and how do we create enough of it to counterbalance the 'overly intense political relationship'? There isn't just one…
  • Aid & development links: Low-cost education, Cambodia's forests, US and Africa, seafood slave trade and more

    guest blogger – blank
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    By Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones and Research Associate Philippa Brant. The Economist on the growth of private, low cost education in the developing world. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has called for a rethink in the way development assistance is delivered. Cambodia's forests are disappearing at an unprecedented rate says a new report from Forest Trends. In The Atlantic, Charles Kenny on the US Government's view of development in Africa. Countries there want economic engagement beyond China, but is America listening? An investigation by the Associated…
  • India's Gurdaspur terrorist attack: Location, timing and method

    Shashank Joshi
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    On 27 July, three militants crossed from Pakistan into the Indian state of Punjab, according to GPS sets they were carrying. They planted five IEDs on a railway track, targeted bus passengers and holed up in a police station in Gurdaspur 20km from the border, eventually killing seven Indians. The attackers were themselves killed by local police after a day's siege. The Gurdaspur attack was important in several respect apart from the death toll: its location, its method and its timing. The Line of Control, which divides Indian- and Pakistan-controlled portions of Kashmir, is at its most…
  • Will China join the IEA?

    Hannah Wurf
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Lately, there has been renewed interest in energy governance, as large emerging economies seek to grow their influence in international organisations in order to better reflect their economic weight. International governance of energy has changed little since the oil crises of the 1970s. As the oil producers banded together to form OPEC, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was formed as the collective response of energy consuming countries that were starved of oil. The IEA remains the most influential multilateral energy organisation and provides a significant body of technical expertise.
  • Weekend catch-up: South China Sea, Condemned to Crisis?, Mullah Omar and more

    Brendan Thomas-Noone
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    As tensions over China's fortification of islands in the South China Sea continue, the last couple weeks saw several conferences held on the issue. This week, Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Bonnie Glaser attended The Aspen Security Forum and wrote on what possible military uses the PLA might intend for the islands: If a military conflict were to break out, the land features as well as the ships and aircraft operating from them would be vulnerable to attack, but in peacetime and in a crisis, they will provide China with the capability to hold US forces at risk at a farther…
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    Gigajobs

  • (Urgent) Opening of Sr. Web Designer

    monika
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Looking for a Senior Web Designer that has an extensive knowledge of web standards, responsive web designs. You would be joining a cross-functional team and creating a project from scratch.   Requirements   • Experience 2 Yrs to 5 Yrs in web designing • Experience of Responsive Designs, HTML5, CSS3 & JQuery • To be conversant with the usage of Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, CorelDraw & Illustrator. • Creative Logo Designing, layout designing & HTML Development • JQuery customization will be plus(Preferred) • Responsive Website Design with…
  • 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

  • New eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M Spring Summer 2015 is here

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Twice a year I excitedly receive the new lookbooks early from Bondville sponsor eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M to share with you here. And this Spring Summer 2015 collection is a doozy!Read more »
  • Last chance to win $150 worth of AURA homewares

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Today is the last chance to win $150 worth of AURA homewares. Head to this post for details and to enter. Closes midnight 29th July 2015. Good luck!Image: AURA by Tracie Ellis
  • Tickle The Imagination magazine issue 20: Cocoon + Bonus Gift

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    The brand new issue of Tickle The Imagination magazine, issue 20, arrived just in term to coincide with chilly Sydney weather. The Cocoon issue is all about cosying up at home, reflecting, organising, and creating, which is exactly what I feel like doing at the moment. Here are some of my favourite spreads from the new issue - grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy:Read more »
  • AURA Home new releases + WIN $150!

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The AURA by Tracie Ellis homewares brand does such a great job of releasing accessible, on-trend products. I had a lovely time at the launch of the new collection recently, eating off the brand new ceramics and admiring the lovely new table linen and bedding. Keep reading for a peek at some of my photos and a chance to WIN a $150 voucher to spend on anything at AURA online....Read more »
  • Black, white and yellow boy's bedroom - 9 years

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Amy from Happy As Larry Designs showcases the gorgeous black and white felt rug that she designed in her son Isaac's room. The grey walls are a great base for the monochrome elements and the pops of yellow. Isaac loves being silly and bouncing around but also wants a quiet space to listen to music, sit and read on his beanbag, and play with his Lego. Isaac has Autism, so Amy wanted to create a room for him that caters to some of his sensory needs. Read on for more tips from Amy on creating a great room for her 9-year-old son.Room: Isaac's black, white and yellow wilderness-themed…
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    Rocky Travel

  • The Natural Beauty of Jervis Bay

    rockytravel
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    The South East Coast of Australia has many beautiful places and Jervis Bay is a special one! I call it the white pearl of the South East Coast. Jervis Bay had been on my bucket list since my first Australia Solo Trip, 11 years ago, but because it’s not served by public transportation I couldn’t […] The post The Natural Beauty of Jervis Bay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

    rockytravel
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Discover Barossa Valley on a Wine & Food Tour Barossa Valley is what comes to mind when thinking of South Australia Food and Wine. It is an old wine region that has made our Top 20 Things to do in Adelaide. Next to being a top wine region, Barossa is also one of the largest […] The post Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Things to do in Adelaide

    rockytravel
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    20 things to do in Adelaide City Adelaide is known in Australia as the city of Festivals and for its excellent Food and Wine. Besides that Adelaide is also the greenest city in Oz with its CBD completely surrounded by parklands. Adelaide is the starting point of many great adventures to the Australian Outback, like […] The post Things to do in Adelaide appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Experience Vivid Sydney 2015 in Photos

    rockytravel
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Vivid Sydney is one of the Australian Festivals that had been long on my Australian bucket list. It’s the celebration of art, creativity, music and innovation not only with lighting and filming projections but also with highly educational and engaging peformances involving local and international artists, various industries and the community alike. Vivid Sydney is […] The post Experience Vivid Sydney 2015 in Photos appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road Tripping the South East Coast Australia – A Photo Essay

    rockytravel
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    The South East Coast in Australia links Sydney to Melbourne with astounding landscape and beaches. However it is often overlooked by international travellers who prefer to spend their time in other destinations. While flying between the two major Australian cities may be convenient on a tight schedule, if you can plan at least 5 days […] The post Road Tripping the South East Coast Australia – A Photo Essay 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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  • The Devils Marbles – A Rainbow Serpent’s Eggs?

    Marc
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    If you travel far enough through Australia’s red centre, you’ll eventually come upon the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, more widely known as Devils Marbles. Although the closest civilisation to the marbles is Wauchope which is 9 kilometres south, but realistically it’s 393 kilometres north of Alice Springs or 760 kilometres south of Katherine – that makes it pretty much in the middle of nowhere, no matter where in the world you hail from. But what are the Devil’s Marbles? and where do they come from? Just off the Stuart Highway which runs from Port Campbell…
  • Which Visa Do I Need to Travel to Australia?

    Marc
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Before you can go backpacking around Australia, you’re going to need to apply for a visa. This can be quite a daunting task, there are a crazy number of options and for the most part they’re all numbered in a nonsensical manner. It isn’t as bad as it seems though, and here they are in layman’s terms. Due to the nature of visas and the way the Aussie immigration department works, information can become outdated rather quickly. As far as I’m aware this is all currently correct. Either way, the first place you’ll want to look, and probably the best resource you’ll find…
  • 12 Things You Need to do in Darwin

    Marc
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, and is the largest settlement in such a huge expanse of land, the next closest ‘city’ is thousands of kilometres away from you. A hugely popular destination for backpackers, Darwin is essentially the party capital of Australia (at least for backpackers). Despite its relatively small size and population, there is a vast amount of things to do here and you’ll certainly be able to keep yourself entertained. Here are my top 12 things to do in Darwin: Mindil Beach Mindil Beach isn’t too far from Darwin’s CBD. Granted…
  • 7 Tips to Avoid the Stress of Flying

    Marc
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Flying is one of those things that most of us love. It means we’re setting off around the world, probably on holiday or perhaps on a business trip. We’re going somewhere new and hopefully warm where we can just forget about the tedium of home and work for a while and relax. The holiday part itself is pretty great, I’m sure you’ll all agree, but flying can be a major pain. Here are 7 tips to help make your flight much more bearable; particularly if you’re going long haul. 1. Arrive at the airport early Firstly, the whole “you should get to the airport 3…
  • Finding Your Flight to Australia

    Marc
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    We all know how dreadful flying can be, but usually we take the cheapest option to keep the costs of our holidays to a minimum. When it comes to flying around the world the dynamics change and suddenly there are a lot more things which we need to consider. Here are a few resources, tips and things to consider when deciding how you’re going to navigate your way halfway around the world, including who to fly with, when to fly, where to fly and how to cope with the tedium. Finding the Right Flight Usually the most expensive part of getting across to Australia is finding a flight.
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  • Cendol

    Aparna Ramesh
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Part 1 – Cendol Recipe 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cook the mixture on low heat, stirring constantly until batter thickens and turns into translucent green. 2. Have a big bowl of fill with water and ice. 3. Put a small amount of batter into potato ricer or colander and squeeze into iced water. Repeat until all the batter is used up. 4. Drain cendol and transfer into container. Part 2 – Toppings (A) Gula Melaka : 1. Place all the ingredients in a small pot and let it simmer until all the gula Melaka has dissolved. Remove from heat. (B) 3 tbsp Coconut milk 1. Heat…
  • 5 Important Festivals and Celebrations in Malaysia

    Viewer
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures. Malaysian culture is multi-faceted, each of these facets is adorned with a festival of its own. Festivals in Malaysia are celebrated with much splendour and enthusiasm. Malaysians have embraced each and every culture with open arms, and this is why they celebrate festivals from across the world with so much exuberance. Here are the 5 Festivals and celebrations in Malaysia Hari Raya/ Eid Hari Raya is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in Malaysia, as the majority of the population residing in Malaysia follows Islam. Hari Raya is celebrated…
  • 5 Local Delicacies of Sarawak

    Viewer
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The perks of knowing more about Malaysia lies the diverse culture and cuisine that has endless options to offer. You will quite literally be spoilt for choice with the plethora of food from Peninsular Malaysian coast ( Terengganu and Kelantan) or the East Malaysian land (Sabah & Sarawak). Sarawak is famous for its multi-ethnic population of MalayChineseIndian Iban, Penan, Kayan and other indigenous people like Orang Asli and that is why it is a melting pot of cultures. Sarawak cuisine is less spicy and has a subtle in taste. It uses fresh seafood and natural herbs like turmeric,…
  • Taman Negara Rainforest – Malaysia

    Viewer
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    If trekking, camping and cave exploration are your kind of holiday experiences, then Taman Negara rainforest is a must visit. While the beauty of this 130 million years old forest will leave you spellbound, the adventure activities will satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you! About Taman Negara Spread across the states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu in Malaysia, Taman Negara is the oldest rain forest in the world. It also houses the  highest peak  of Peninsular Malaysia – Gunung Tahan (or Mount Tahan). It was in the year 1938 that the 1300 square kilometer forest was declared a…
  • Exploring East Malaysia – Sabah and Sarawak

    Viewer
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    If you are an adventure freak and love exploring new places then East Malaysia is your exotic adventurous destination. Why? Because it has some of the best natural adventure activities that you don’t want to miss. Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and is situated on the northwest of Borneo, bordering the state of Sabah to the northeast, Indonesia to the south with its capital being Kuching. Sarawak has more than 40 sub-ethnic groups, each with its own distinct language, culture and lifestyle. It is populated by Malays, Chinese, Indians, and a small percentage of Ibans and Bidayuhs.
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