Almost 20 years after the last surviving brush-tailed rock-wallaby in Victoria was captured for a breeding program, the little marsupials are starting to see a glimmer of success.The rock-wallaby, known as “the shadow”, was once considered locally extinct in the Grampians.
The first experience of Australia, for most international visitors, is an area of destroyed shorebird habitat: Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport.This flat tidal zone once provided a feeding point for thousands of migratory shorebirds. The birds still come, but in far smaller numbers.The birds come to Botany Bay, and other mudflats across Australia and New Zealand, every year to eat. They aim to get so fat that they’ll start to look like feathered sumo wrestlers.
Just tried this add-on – seems to work….but am on my PC. Will see later how this works on Chromebook!
We are happy to announce WordPress.com for Google Docs, a new add-on that lets you write, edit, and collaborate in Google Docs, then save it as a blog post on any WordPress.com or Jetpack-connected WordPress site. Your images and most formatting will carry over too. No more copy-and-paste headaches!
To get started, just go to the Google Web Store page and click to install it.
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I’ve laid out here why Russia is not our friend, how, despite these facts, President Trump and his associates have cozied up to Russia, and how Russia is attacking the core of our democracy—our elections. It’s clear that for the future of our country and the integrity of our democracy, we cannot let these attacks go un-answered.
Despite Russia’s harmful national interests against the U.S., and its human rights violations around the world, President Trump and his team are directly and indirectly tied to Russia.Throughout the 2016 presidential election, President Trump not only refused to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin, but was even friendly and accommodating in his remarks. In his own words, President Trump called President Putin “highly respected.” More recently, President Trump put the U.S. on equal moral footing with Russia when responding to Bill O’Reilly’s question about Putin being a “killer,” saying “We’ve got a lot of killers… you think our country’s so innocent?” This is absolutely false moral equivalence, and unheard of for the President of the United States to insult and demean the country he leads.
Artwork @ Eric Alagan, 2011 (Not much of a painter but…)
Each a jigsaw piece
For His tapestry
Each with a part to play
For no two the same
Some take centre stage
Others, the edge
Some brightly coloured
Others, white and pale
When one is lost
A void remains
When you are lost
All Creation fails
@ Eric Alagan, 2011