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6 hrs ago | Asopa People
It is set along the bottom end of the Fly River, east towards the Kikori River and west to Morehead and the Bensbach River. During that time the author worked as a surveyor plotting seismic and gravity lines for the Australasian Petroleum Company .
11 hrs ago | Reuters
Top Asian refiner Sinopec Corp will start trial operations at its first liquefied natural gas terminal by the end of October, a company representative said on Tuesday. The 3-million-tonne-per-year terminal in Qingdao city in eastern Shandong province is expected to receive its first LNG cargo by the end of next month, the representative said without specifying where the cargo will come from.
15 hrs ago | Peach Pundit
On this day in 1940, Sam Rayburn became Speaker of the House. He would serve in the post for 17 years, longer than anyone else.
16 hrs ago | Gizmag
Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea , an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation.
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- The annual "Day for the Sick" held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years.
FROM last Friday to Sunday, the world met at Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province for the famous annual cultural show. The Sunday was a good test for churchgoers in this self-proclaimed Christian country - the Show being the magnetic attraction it is.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my warmest wishes to the people of Papua New Guinea on the 39th anniversary of your independence on September 16th. The United States and Papua New Guinea share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to democratic values and traditions.
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain.
The Royal Australian Navy informs it has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of its first submarine, 'HMAS AE1', with memorial services in Papua New Guinea and across Australia. In a ceremony held in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, close to where the ship was last seen, Navy members, local dignitaries, traditional land owners and descendants of the crew gathered to remember the ship lost on 14 September 1914.
Adelaide engineering students have developed a simple water treatment system using foil chip packets and glass tubing, hoping they can save lives in the developing world. John Fenech from the support agency ChildFund said contaminated water was a serious issue in Papua New Guinea, where the simple device was now on trial.
TOMORROW Papua New Guinea celebrates 39 years of nationhood. The report card indicates that, in terms of the quality of governance, those have been very mixed years.
EXACTLY 100 years after Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared, the Navy has made its first comprehensive search for the boat. FROM Zulu to WW2 via Australia's first battle in 1914 - at a moving memorial, a veteran recalls "stony-faced" enemies who had to hang.
In the most recent issue of the Australian literary quarterly, Meanjin , TREVOR SHEARSTON writes about the inspiration behind his 2007 novel Dead Birds, s et in the early days of exploration around Papua New Guinea. Trevor is an eminent guest at this week's Crocodile Prize events in Port Moresby.
A small foundation to support community based literacy projects in Papua New Guinea will be launched in Melbourne next week. Sustain Education Art Melanesia, or SEAM, is supported by two great friends of PNG - former Australian High Commissioner Ian Kemish AM and author Drusilla Modjeska.
When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago, the locals had good reason to be concerned. Twenty years ago on Friday, the nearby town of Rabaul, the provincial capital on East New Britain, was devastated by a massive eruption after the subsequent rain of dust destroyed banks, buildings and the airport.
Their trunks, wider than a small truck, soar upwards towards enormous canopies where branches are fringed by hanging greenery like tropical lacework. As I sit in the cemetery, listening to tributes for the Australian troops who died fighting here in World War I, I look at the trees' elephantine limbs and wonder how long they have existed.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:06 pm
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