Posted: May 5th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: google, Google Palestine, Israel, Palestine, United Nations | Comments Off
Internet search behemoth Google has recognised Palestine’s upgraded United Nations status, placing the name “Palestine” on its search engine instead of “Palestinian Territories,” the US company said, raising the ire of Israel. The domain name www.google.ps, Google’s search engine for the territories, now brings up a homepage with “Palestine” written underneath the Google logo.
In November last year the UN general assembly upgraded Palestine to the status of non-member observer state by a vote of 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions.
Palestinian authorities have since begun to use the “State of Palestine” in diplomatic correspondence and issued official stamps for the purpose. The google recognition took effect this week, Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 19th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Favourite New Thought, Message In A Bottle | Comments Off
A Canadian man’s message in a bottle honouring his promise to write to a woman named Mary has washed ashore in Croatia 28 years after it was written. Matea Medak Rezic, a 23-year-old kite surfer, found the half-broken bottle while clearing debris from a beach at the mouth of the Neretva river in the southern Adriatic.
She told Croatian newspaper Dubrovack Vjesnik she nearly threw the bottle away before spotting the wet paper inside.
Ms Rezik posted a photo of the letter to her Facebook page, she said she hoped to find out what happened to the pair.
“I picked up the bottle and I then realised that there was a letter,” she said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, They Said What | Tags: facebook, Nike, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods Nike Ad | Comments Off
Tiger Woods has climbed back to the top of the world golf standings, the first time since his multiple – ooops – affairs came to light, and crumpled his marriage to the gorgeous Ellin Nordegren, way back in 2010 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 6th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Elk Lasagne, Food Contamination, Food Safety, Ikea, Ikea Food | Comments Off
As Europe gets over it’s horse-meat scandal, spare a thought for Swedish furniture behemoth Ikea, after withdrawing their famous meatballs from sale, the flat-pack giant has stopped selling its frozen elk lasagne after a batch was found to contain traces of pork.
The company withdrew 17,600 lasagnes from sale and began performing its own tests after a Belgian laboratory said the minced elk meat contained just over one per cent pork.
The product, which contains around 12 per cent meat, had only been sold in European countries and was not available in any Muslim countries. Islamic law forbids the consumption of pork. The contamination had taken place at Dafgaard, the same company that produces the Ikea meatballs that were pulled after tests showed they contained horsemeat :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: From The Web | Tags: abs, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Best Suburbs, Socio-Economic Index, Worst Suburbs | Comments Off
New Australian census data has ranked how well-off each local council area is, showing Western Australia and New South Wales as the states with the most affluent suburbs.
The Socio-Economic Index generated by the 2011 census measures people’s income, type of employment, housing and broadband access in different locations across the country, Dr Gould from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – ABS - says the data can be used by state and local governments to help better target support programs.
The data can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website for use in Google Earth, which interprets the data using Google maps. The small riverside suburb of Peppermint Grove in Perth has been ranked as the country’s most well-off council area, closely followed by Ku-ring-gai in Sydney’s affluent north :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: The Socialist | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: REBLOG!, Super Mega Mega Toaster | Comments Off
The humble toaster hasn’t changed a bunch over the years, aside from upmarket variants like the Brabantia, not a heap of imagination has gone into a device that is used almost solely in the am.
Since it’s invention by Scotsman, Alan MacMasters in 1893, it hasn’t really been dragged into the 21st century. Accordingly, there isn’t a lot you can do with a device that exists purely to brown bread!?
Scott van Haastrecht begs to differ, and has added another string to the toaster’s bow by creating a device that prints a different picture onto your breakfast every morning.
Contrary to the impression the name may give, the Super Mega Mega Toaster isn’t a giant version of the humble bread-browning electrical appliance. Instead its trick is to source an image that has some relevance to a particular day from Google, then print on to your toast :: Read the full Gizmag article »»»»