Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic presents:
The Question of the Malvinas
A public lecture and forumSpeaker:
His Excellency, Mr. Pedro Villagra Delgado
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic
6.30 pm Thursday 10 May
Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank)
Australian National University
Thirty years after the war between Britain and Argentina over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands, the [...]
Hi, I’m a former Canberra resident (Flynn, Scullin) and I’ve been living in Greece for the last 21 years. I’m sure that if you haven’t been living under a rock on an island somewhere you probably have some inkling of how bad things have gotten here recently with the outlook for the near future being [...]
Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents:
“Why Study the History of Tourism and Leisure in Latin America? Comparing the Development of Acapulco and Cancun in Mexico 1927-2012″
Public Lecture by Professor Barry Carr
6:30pm Thursday 3 May
Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), ANU
Mexico now occupies fifth place among countries with major tourism industries and after petroleum and [...]
So, the Lyneham servo finally closed it’s doors on the weekend.
The bike shop left months ago.
Soon the place will dug up and (presumably) the ground detoxed to make way for some more units … can’t be too many of these suburban servos left.
I remember the ones in Watson, Ainslie (& the mad [...]
Let’s get with the program people. It’s 2012 and we’re not all white anglo saxon protestants around here trooping of to church every Sunday and observing the Sabbath.
Why should the Christians get all the holidays while Diwali, Hanukkah, Lunar new year, the Eid ul fitr, Nowruz, or Kwaanza are not?
To say nothing of the massive [...]
I am new to Canberra and I am looking at buying a property.
I was wondering where Private sellers advertise their properties for sale? Aside from All Homes.
Can anyone can point me in the direction of websites or publications?
Just upstream of the bridge over the Murrumbidgee near the pumping station, there is occassionally a huge powerful blast of water spraying into the Murrumbidgee.
It is on the wrong side of the river to be coming directly from the new dam site.
Anyone know what the story is ?
[ED - Photos by [...]
Has any family been caught out in the even pay gas bill issue where actewagl did not review the even pay arrangement causing hefty rises in the ongoing payments?
So last Friday during school hours I was walking to my car via the Gazebo down behind La Porchetta next to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and noticed some teenagers in hoodies and ‘homie’ gear sitting around the Gazebo yelling some sort of abuse at a couple as they walked past. Well it was my turn as [...]
Living in NSW, under 20 klicks from the northern border of ACT. The cost of electricity per kilowatt/hour is so much more than Canberra (ACTEW AGL) across all tariffs, despite our home being a mere 15 min drive from Bonner shops.
Is Canberra’s residential electricity subsidised?
Anyone know of good energy price deals for nearby NSW locales?
We are just [...]
Need to recruit some button pressers to win a race against other charities to win an award…
The charity is a very awesome project I support in Rwanda helping people work through trauma, giving them space to laugh, and helping them to access school and training to set up their own business.
If you click [...]
In discussions on twitter either the Chief Minister earlier this year she indicated that landscaping work on the GDE would take place outside of peak hours after I indicated to her that I was concerned that Canberrans would again be subject to delays on the GDE so soon after work has been completed on the [...]
Just saw a new channel on my Digital TV called 84.
Rang WIN but they didn’t know either. Does anyone know what sort of shows/content it will have.
I heard it could be like Channel 64 with all its silly infomercials and psychic scams, sorry, programmes.
Our Book Keeper rather un ceremoniously left us today with under 48 hours notice, while he did an amazing job during his time with us giving notice was obviously not a strong point!
Can anyone recommend a good Book Keeper in the City / Inner North area who is a wizard on MYOB and can [...]
Hello fellow rioters.
This query is for those investors/landlords who lease out their properties through a property management agency. What are the common rates and charges going around at the moment.
Is it worth going through a property management agent or is it better renting out by yourself? Any advice/suggestions is much appreciated.
Hey there RiotACT,
I’m a media student looking for a location for my next film.
I don’t know much about nature parks in Canberra so I was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere green and nice looking!
I had to share the experience I had on the bus this morning….it’s a first world type of problem and I seek your forgiveness in advance for even bringing it up.
There I was, on the number 111 on my way to work. Just approaching Woden town centre, about two or three stops away when we [...]
I’m after some advice on options for receiving payment from clients via credit/debit card and EFTPOS.
I’m a very small business and I want to be able to take payment from clients either over the phone or at time of consultation. Problem is the standard EFTPOS machines from a bank cost a fortune! Yes they are [...]
Well with my life seriously sucking right now I went to ask for help. Over the past 6 months I’ve fronted up at the hospital to ask for mental health help. Each time I’ve been interviewed, assessed, asked lots of questions, and sent home then not called back again till weeks later. This time I [...]
What breed of chooks should we buy for our backyard?
I was reading the Times last Wednesday when I noticed this article - Car parking push at Calvary. The gist of the article is Glenn McCrea (who’s running in the local elections) has passed a petition around Belconnen that got 1200 signatures to get more parking at Calvary. It was a shock to see this in [...]
Looking for a domestic cleaner in West Belconnen.
I have been looking for a new job in the IT field as the writing is on the wall for the one I have now. The new game seems to be contracting. No more solid walk in jobs based on years of experience. So, I dressed up and went to pimp myself and my skills [...]
My wife lost her oroton wallet at Riverside Plaza today and is offering a reward for its return, no questions asked.
After some good suggestions – I have read the thread about birthday parties from last year. My daughter is turning 5 and May is a bit of an iffy time weather-wise. We’re doing parties every second year so I don’t mind spending a bit and did consider Kids Pantry but that really is very [...]
Planning the weeks meals and came across what looked like a really yummy recipe that uses cotechino.
Thought I’d just mosey up to Fyshwick markets and pick some up at one of the deli’s. The closest I got was a wait of two weeks.
I could use italian sausages instead, however I’d like to give [...]
I live in Spence and was Burgled lastnight between 6pm and Midnight. Nothing in the house was disturbed or stolen other than a Nikon D3100 Camera and an Asus E52XF laptop.
I had recently returned from Pyongyang for the 100th Birthday Celebrations of the Eternal President and had over 1500 photos and videos of [...]
Caller to 666 talkback this morning outlined what we’ve sort of known, but have never had quite such firm evidence.
Caller lives near a small park in Chisholm. He said that the local residents were invited to contribute their thoughts on a proposal to develop the park with residential accommodation to a website (ACT Govt [...]
Just looking for some good dog training options on the Gungahlin side of the ACT for a large dog.
Have you had a brilliant experience taking your dog to a trainer?
Are you currently taking your dog to a trainer?
Would love to know!!
According to the ACT Supreme Court Edited Extract of Proceedings, Joseph Patrick Ennis, who assaulted and broke the arm of his de facto wife Lisa Shelton on 24 October 2010, has received his sentence. A two years good behaviour order and 100 hours community service.
This isn’t the first time he has assaulted Ms Shelton, the [...]
I drove down to Weston Park this morning, getting there around 6:15am.
The plan was to try and get some photos amongst the trees in this morning’s fog.
To my surprise there’s a bloomin’ great gate across the entrance blocking off entry to the park.
Helpful government signs tell me the park is closed overnight [...]
Hello good people.
I have a dream … to bring my favourite band, The Shins, to Canberra.
Please go here and ask the Shins to come to Canberra during their next Australian Tour in July (they will be out here for Splendour in the Grass).
You can listen to their latest album here.
Comments discussing the pointlessness of online [...]