Sycamore fig

Sycamore fig

The fruits grow on clusters attached to the bark. The fruit have a very sweet aroma. It tastes different than the common fig, a little sweeter and very aromatic. They are usually grown in the warmer regions of the Middle…

Murray River

Murray River

A rower in Mildura, Victoria enjoys a tranquil Murray River. Driven by heat and dry weather, a bloom of potentially toxic algae covers more than 500 kilometers of the river’s water this year. Scorching temperatures coupled with dry conditions brought…

Snail Cream

Snail Cream

In many countries, farmers breed snails, mainly to supply gastronomic restaurants in Europe. The snail farmers noticed their hands became soft when handling the snails. The cuts and abrasions they received in their working day, healed quickly without infection and…

Alice

Alice

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the…

Team building

Team building

The Johari Window is a communication model, that can be used to improve understanding between individuals within a team, where emphasis is on behaviour, empathy, and cooperation. Three key ideas: Individuals can build trust between themselves by disclosing information about themselves…

Census

Census

The 2016 Census could see Christianity overtaken as the most popular “religion” and change the way government policy is made and projects funded in Australia. “No religion” moves to the top of the list of possible responses to the “What…

The right thing

The right thing

During a U.S. Senate Hearing in 1985 these words were attributed to Churchill: Winston Churchill once said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” [Laughter.] During a speech in…

Wet wipes

Wet wipes

Sydney Water threatens legal action as wipes block drains. The water utility is threatening to take legal action to stop manufacturers of any wipes from saying they are flushable if the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission doesn’t act quickly on…