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The Flinders Ranges in Australia: A Marvellous Place bidding for World Heritage Listing

David Penberthy in The Australian – “World recognition coming into view for the Flinders Ranges” 

It is one of the most ancient and fossil-rich places on earth, its centrepiece the gigantic Wilpena Pound basin, its towering gums the inspiration for Australia’s greatest landscape painter Sir Hans Heysen.

Flinders Ranges tourism operator Kristian Coulthard with visitors to the “gateway of the Outback”. Picture: Tourism Australia

But beyond South Australia, little is known about the Flinders Ranges, which lie just four hours’ drive north of Adelaide at what’s known as the gateway to the Outback.

 

 

 

 

 

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Coupling Leopards at Yala: Testosterone at Work

The Love Life of “Lucas,” …. A Leopard

“Lucas” (YM16) is one of the most famous male leopards roaming in the Yala National Park Sri Lanka, where he is famous for creating many popular story lines for wildlife enthusiasts over past few years. In this video we present to you the romance between “Bhagya” (YF58) & “Aster” (YF39) and also another interesting & unusual behaviour from “Lucas”

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Waterpower in Sri Lanka: Natural and Tamed

Thiru Arumugam’s Camerawork in THE CEYLANKAN, 25/3, August 2022

 

 St. Clair Falls

 

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Forgotten Political Aggression: India in Sikkim and Taiwan under Chiang Kai-she

ONE: Lin Minwang

New Delhi has been making new moves at the border recently. From October 14 to 31, India and the US are scheduled to hold the annual joint military exercise “Yudh Abhyas” in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand – deliberately choosing to hold the event less than 100 kilometers away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the China-India border.

 

 

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Chinese Counter Cartoon-Attack

….. responding to pro-Western cartoons of the type reproduced in Thuppahi yesterday: entitled “Political Jabs: Cartoos by Johnnes Leak in THE AUSTRALIAN,” ………. https://thuppahis.com/2022/08/12/64807/#more-64807

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Political Jabs: Cartoons by Johannes Leak in THE AUSTRALIAN

CARTOONS in THE AUSTRALIAN by Johannes Leak …. a means of reflection, but always directed by Editorial political leanings 

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The Lakmahal Community Library in Colombo opens up, 2022

Lakmahal Community Library

Located in an old family home, Lakmahal, whose inhabitants shared a love of literature, the Lakmahal Community Library (LCL) is a space to encourage interest in the literary arts and encourage people to engage with the joy of reading. With a collection of over 1800 books spanning several genres, LCL wants to encourage people to expand their reading horizons through access to a wide variety of books.

 

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The Tiger Snakes of Chappell Island: Full of Venom but not Venomous!

Raffaella Ciccarella, in 9NewsCom, 10 August 2022, where the tile runs thus “Australia’s own snake island, where ‘giant’ tiger snakes slither”  …. with highlighting added by The Editor Thuppahi

A small 323-hectare granite island off the coast of Tasmania is home to what’s been described as “giant” tiger snakes, which have evolved in isolation from their mainland counterparts.

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Busts outdo Bums in the Paddy fields of Asia!

A ‘Byway’ and Productive Thought from Sanath Jayatilaka in Lanka !@#!!

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The Exploitative World Economic Order: A Revealing Nutshell from Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development…. (https://www.jeffsachs.org/).

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