Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday newstrip

Silkworms spin glow-in-the-dark silk • Microsoft announced on Monday it will retain its diamond businesses following a strategic review • Kanye wallows in narcissism after being added to the World Heritage list • daredevil crosses the Great Barrier Reef on high wire • Super moon looms close to another 170,000 hectares of Tasmanian old-growth forest • Grand Canyon will be protected • Queensland's pick & stick policy to expand ports has returned positive tests for legionella.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Jeffrey Smart, 1921-2013

The Terrace, Madrid Airport

Study for holiday

Cahill Expressway

"He found poetry in the suburban and urban landscape - and in color."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday newstrip

Facebook has apologized after its website went down, attributing the outage to a huge haul of bear paws • Spectacular volcano's internal issue caught on camera • Chinese customs seize such invalid slogans as "carbon price bubble" & "unburnable fossil fuels" • fatal floods wash away concepts that are part of a "radical campaign" to scare off investors' houses & destroy roads • the UN Security Council declares a state of disaster in Oklahoma following the identification of a possible 280 additional craters on the Moon • two of the state's vilest sex fiends have been found after escaping a Melbourne call center • a string of deadly tornados caused massive protests near a correctional facility in India.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday newstrip

When stunts go spectacularly wrong • the alcohol that killed three young men in Queensland was being brewed to make biodiesel • is there any correlation between trade in solar panels & wine? • drivers who wreck their luxury cars • first footage of ocean's largest bony fish. Pope Francis has admitted that a "gay lobby" exists within the Vatican's administration, a friend & neighbor says • Turkish riot police have used tear gas to pass a bill imposing jail terms of up to three years on those who offend religious believers • that's it for today's NBA Finals blog.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

May linglist

selection from won des laits:








Monday, June 03, 2013

Monday newstrip

Violence flares in Spain as retail sales miss expectations • tornadoes strike storm shattered Oklahoma • Kim Kardashian has announced she's expecting the world's first crowd funded space telescope • a guide to Bitcoin • speculation is rife over the identities of two people allegedly involved in a secret affair • greatest moments caught by Google Street View • a flurry of fresh local economic data on Monday painted a mixed picture for the Australian economy • two police sergeants behind the production of 50 apparently racist stubby holders are still working in their Melbourne station which could have serious political implications for the baby girl crisis • the month of June normally heralds the official arrival of summer.