Video PlayerClose COLOMBO, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Located in the busy area of Borella, in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, is the ancestral home of Ajith and Sumathi Dharmawardena. The two brothers, while excelling in their respective careers, have many stories to tell on Sri Lanka's strong relations with China, dating back to the early 1950s. Today, they are continuing the legacy started by their father, Sudharman Dharmawardena, in strengthening relations between the two nations. Ajith is currently the vice president of the Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association while Sumathi is the president of the Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association. "My father built up a strong friendship with China in the late 1940s. Back then, he contributed many articles about Chinese people's liberation in the newspaper Communist, which had its first publication on May 1, 1949," Sumathi told Xinhua. The newspaper of Communist was published by the Communist Party of Sri Lanka. Even though Sudharman passed … [Read more...] about Feature: Six decades on, Sri Lankan brothers carry on family legacy of friendship with China
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Email ABC Kimberley By Rebecca Nadge and Erin Parke Updated December 05, 2019 19:25:17 Photo: Animal cruelty allegations at a number of Kimberley cattle stations are under investigation, after airing on Israeli television. (Supplied: Sentient) Related Story: Israeli abattoir sacks three slaughtermen as brutal slaughter of Australian cattle exposed Related Story: 'Almost exclusively' poor conditions: Racehorse knackery's dark history Related Story: Australian cattle roped and slaughtered in Indonesian car park Related Story: Pastoralist cashes in after shock resignation from Yeeda Pastoral Company Map: Broome 6725 The northern pastoral industry has again been thrown into turmoil by footage secretly filmed in the Kimberley, showing animals being punched, kicked and shot multiple times. Key points: The WA Department of Primary Industries is investigating after an Israeli national news program aired footage depicting animal cruelty on four Kimberley cattle … [Read more...] about Major Kimberley pastoral company investigating animal cruelty allegations aired on Israeli television
Email The Conversation Mirjam van der Mheen, Charitha Pattiaratchi and Erik van Sebille Posted April 17, 2019 11:53:00 Photo: What happens to 99 per cent of plastic waste that enters the ocean is still a mystery. (Supplied: Harriet Spark) Related Story: There's a soup of rubbish in the Pacific that's almost as big as Queensland Related Story: Plastic is spreading deadly diseases to coral reefs Related Story: Diver films wave of plastic pollution on scale 'never seen before' Related Story: Here are a few things you can do to help reduce plastic pollution Map: Australia Great stretches of our rubbish are known to form in areas of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. But no such "garbage patch" has been found in the Southern Indian Ocean.Our research — published recently in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans — looked at why that's the case, and what happens to the rubbish that gets dumped in this particular area.Every year, up to 15 million tonnes of … [Read more...] about There is no garbage patch in the Southern Indian Ocean, so where is the rubbish?
The Los Angeles superstar on Thursday delivered a strong, early contender for the biggest bonehead moment of the season as the Lakers travelled to play the Jazz in Utah. In one staggeringly bizarre moment as James brought the ball up the court with almost zero defensive pressure, the four-time MVP winner picked up the dribble in his left hand before taking another two steps up the court before he put the ball back on the floor and took another two steps. No basket.Source:AP James, cool as cucumber, acted as if nothing had happened, despite a Jazz defender wildly waving his arms in the air for the referees to pull him up on both a double dribble and a travel. No whistle would come — and James just kept on walking. The bizarre moment left NBA commentators in stitches, while some were fuming at another instance of James getting away with murder because of his reputation as the most powerful player in the game. Bron went for a walk 😂 pic.twitter.com/aLOlXpmrnu— … [Read more...] about LeBron James gets away with audacious travel in Lakers win