The aunt of Winona, 17, and her brother Jesse, 19, posted on Facebook that while “Jesse has been found alive” they “don’t believe … Kristine, Anthony and Winona … have survived”. Anthony Langford’s brother John and two other family members have flown to New Zealand to help search for any of the family. Friends of the North Sydney family posted sympathetic comments to a Facebook photo the aunt put online. The Langfords’ extended family is mourning the tragic passing of Winona, bottom left, Kristine, second left, and Anthony, right. Jesse, 19, second right, is in hospital.Source:Facebook The assumed deaths would bring to the death toll of Australians in the New Zealand tragedy to 12. Speaking to the media in Melbourne on Thursday, the Prime Minister said 24 Australians and four permanent residents had been caught up in the volcanic eruption. He said five Australians were evacuated to hospitals on home soil overnight and another … [Read more...] about Aussie family’s sad posts about volcano eruption dead
NEW DELHI: English language textbooks may soon have passages from the autobiography of late president APJ Abdul Kalam. The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), the highest body to advise the central and state governments in the field of education, is meeting tomorrow. "To include passage from the autobiography of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in the English language textbooks prescribe by the SSC and HSC boards as per the suggestions noted in the meeting held on August 19 last year," the agenda item read. The agenda item has been proposed by CABE member Latif Magdum, who also suggested setting up of an institute of medical science to run short term certificate courses in first aid, hospital management, ward management and other such areas. BB Kumar, Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), a body under the HRD Ministry, has recommended a regular policy update in the sphere of education, linking manpower planning and educational planning. … [Read more...] about English textbooks may have passages from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s memoir
Video PlayerClose TOKYO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ge Fengjin, son of Ge Daorong, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, held a testimony meeting here on Wednesday night to convey the truth about the Nanjing Massacre in 1937 and remind people to never forget history. At the invitation of a few local civil groups, Ge Fengjin shared his father's story at the meeting to mark the 82nd anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. About 100 people attended the meeting. Ge Daorong, a survivor of the massacre, was only 10 years old when Nanjing fell to Japanese invaders. He survived by escaping into the Safety Zone during the mass killing, but his three uncles did not. Since the 1980s, he has devoted himself to sharing his story. As he gets older, his son has taken over. "On Dec. 13, 1937, the Japanese invaders occupied Nanjing and carried out the deadly Nanjing massacre, killing 300,000 of our compatriots, including my family members," said Ge Fengjin. As descendant of a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, he … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Descendant of Nanjing Massacre survivor holds testimony meeting in Japan
Email ABC Radio Adelaide By Brett Williamson Posted January 29, 2016 15:27:21 Photo: An old dredging sand dump has become one of South Australia's largest permanent pelican crèches. (DEWNR: Tony Flaherty) Related Story: Gulf St Vincent a 'supermarket' for migratory birds on 40,000km trip Map: Adelaide 5000 Opportunistic pelicans have transformed a dredging sand dump in Port Adelaide's Barker Inlet into the second largest nesting area in South Australia.Independent biologist Dr Greg Johnston has followed the plight of pelican populations in South Australia for decades.He said the creation and advancement of the pelican colony at Port Adelaide was remarkable."They are breeding on an artificial island that was built in the late '70s when the Outer Harbour container terminal was dredged," Dr Johnston said.The 1,500 x 500-metre island soon became a secluded area for aquatic birds to nest.In October 1986, 18 pelican nests were observed. Numbers have since grown to … [Read more...] about Man-made island results in booming crèche for pelicans at Port Adelaide
Email RMIT ABC Fact Check Updated November 29, 2019 11:02:39 Photo: Opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney says the Australian constitution is the only one among first world nations with colonial histories that does not recognise its first people. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy) Map: Australia The claimThe question of Indigenous recognition has been debated for many years in state and federal politics in Australia.On ABC's Q&A, opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney said: "The Australian constitution is the only constitution of a first world nation with a colonial history that does not recognise its first people.""That's the truth," she said.Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.The verdictMs Burney's claim checks out.Fact Check contacted experts for assistance in determining which countries fit the criteria of a "first world nation with a colonial history" and have first people.The common candidates among these … [Read more...] about Linda Burney says Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn’t recognise its first people in its constitution. Is she correct?