recalls how her family "were eager to keep our Tamil culture alive." As a teenager in Sydney she started her own band, describing its sound as “funk (funk music) and rock and roll”, <
, with optional digital image editing manipulation to enhance the results. For amateur use, certain companies such as Kodak manufactured black-and-white disposable cameras until 2009. Also, certain films are produced today which give black-and-white images using the ubiquitous C41 color process (C-41 process#Use with black-and-white films). *Television programming (Television program) was first broadcast in black-and-white. Several Japanese electronics manufacturers in 1969, standardized the first format for industrial non-broadcast videotape recorders (VTRs) called EIAJ-1 Some color broadcasts in the USA began in the 1950s, with color becoming common in western industrialized nations during the late 1960s and then standard in the 1970s. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) settled on a color NTSC standard in 1953, and the NBC network began broadcasting a limited color television schedule in January, 1954. Color television became more widespread in the U.S. between 1963 and 1967, when the CBS and ABC (American Broadcasting Company) networks joined NBC in broadcasting full color schedules. Canada began airing color television in 1966 while the United Kingdom established an entirely color system in November 1969 known as PAL. New Zealand began color broadcasting in 1973, and Australia kept airing black-and-white broadcasts until 1975. While no longer used professionally, many consumer camcorders have the ability to record in black-and-white. *Most newspapers were black-and-white until the late 1970s; ''The New York Times'' and ''The Washington Post'' remained in black-and-white until the 1990s. Some claim that ''USA Today'' was the major impetus for the change to color. In the UK, color was only slowly introduced from the mid 1980s. Even today, many newspapers restrict color photographs to the front and other prominent pages since mass producing photographs in black-and-white is considerably less expensive than color. Similarly, daily comic strips (Daily strip) in newspapers were traditionally black-and-white with color reserved for Sunday strips. The '''Grey Fantail''' (''Rhipidura albiscapa'') is a small insectivorous bird. A common fantail found in Australia (except western desert areas), New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The species is considered by many to conspecific with (the same as) the New Zealand Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa). Bird Life International, Grey Fantail, Grey Fantail entry on the Birdlife International Database including explanation as to why Grey and New Zealand Fantails are not considered to be separate species. , however due to differences in its calls (bird vocalization) some authorities now treat it as a separate species. Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia
common during the last decade. Some Australian conventions run specific competitions for small-scale freeforms that challenge the players or the normal conventions of roleplaying in ways not possible with other types of games. Such freeforms may experiment with different narrative styles, contemporary social issues or unusual themes, and can be very realistic. Such games are often restricted to mature players. The most common form of freeform game is the Theatre-style live action role-playing game (LARP). Such freeforms have sprung up around the world independently: some sources suggest the genre originated in Iceland, others point to Australia, http: arcanacon.org 1983 page10.html others to games played at the University of York and popularised in the fanzine Aslan (Aslan (fanzine)). They are particularly popular in Australia, where rules-based LARP games have only become common during the last decade. Some Australian conventions run specific competitions for small-scale freeforms that challenge the players or the normal conventions of roleplaying in ways not possible with other types of games. Such freeforms may experiment with different narrative styles, contemporary social issues or unusual themes, and can be very realistic. Such games are often restricted to mature players. Stratus has a large presence in Maynard, Massachusetts, its U.S. headquarters, and in Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona), Arizona, as well as several worldwide offices, in locations such as the UK, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. 2004 Olympics Lee competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was his first Olympic appearance. Lee easily defeated Stuart Brehaut of Australia in the first round. However, he was surprisingly eliminated in the second round by Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand. '''Drew Cameron Ginn''', OAM (Order of Australia), (born 20 November 1974, educated at Scotch College, Melbourne http: www.scotch.vic.edu.au Gscot GSjun97 dginn.htm ) is an Australian rower and triple Olympic gold medallist. '''Windsor''' is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria (Victoria (Australia)), Australia, 5 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district (Melbourne city centre). Its Local Government Area (Local Government Areas of Victoria) is the City of Stonnington and the City of Port Phillip. At the 2006 Census (Census in Australia#2006), Windsor had a population of 6394. '''Westfield Parramatta''' is a shopping centre in Parramatta (Parramatta, New South Wales), a city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The centre is owned and managed by The Westfield Group. It has a net leasable area of approximately 137,269m² and contains 488 shops built over five levels, making it Australia's fourth largest shopping centre. Among the stores include specialty retailers, cafes, restaurants, a cinema complex and a gymnasium. foundation 1974 location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Wellington,Auckland,Christurch , New Zealand key_people Sophie Holt, Head designer Howard Goldberg, CEO '''Country Road''' is an upscale store located in Australia and New Zealand clothing retailer (clothing), with 68 free standing stores and 77 department store concessions. It is traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, with South African company Woolworths Holdings Limited owning 88%. Country Road has a customer loyalty scheme, which enables members to receive special offers and early invitations to sales. It was changed in 2007 to require members to spend a minimum amount annually to receive benefits. thumb Northmead shopping centre (Image:Northmead shops 2.JPG) '''Northmead''' is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Northmead is located 26 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area (Local Government Areas in Australia)s of the City of Parramatta and The Hills Shire. Northmead is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Heat 2 # 20px (Image:Flag of Australia.svg) Australia (Todd Pearson, Antony Matkovich, Nicholas Sprenger, Craig Stevens (Craig Stevens (swimmer))), 7:14.85 '''-Q''' # 20px (Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg) Great Britain (Simon Burnett, Ross Davenport, Gavin Meadows, David Carry), 7:17.41 '''-Q''' For the first time in decades Canada did not win a single medal in swimming. This led to calls for the resignation of coach Dave Johnson (Dave Johnson (swimming coach)) by a number of former swimmers, most notably Barcelona gold medallist Mark Tewksbury. Swim Canada focused on personal bests rather than medals, but even by that measure Canada fared poorly. This lack of medals also stood in sharp contrast to Canada's sibling dominion Australia which won many medals in swimming, as they did in Sydney. There were a few bright spots, including Rick Say making it to the finals of the 200 m freestyle, considered by many to be the premier event of the 2004 Olympics, and a number of Canadian records were set. Generally though, performances by the swim team were slower than the times they had swum at Canadian Olympic trials 2 weeks before. Agreements While the United States military has the largest foreign presence and therefore accounts for most SOFAs, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea, and many other nations also station troops abroad and negotiate SOFAs with their host countries. In the past, the Soviet Union had SOFAs with most of its satellite states. While most of the United States' SOFAs are public, some remain classified (Classified information). 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Indian islands, and in various parts of the African coast from Ras Hafun to Mozambique. Cowry shell money was important at one time or another in the trade networks of Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Until the end of the 1990s Goldblatt – in what he calls his personal work – rarely photographed in colour. It was only after working on a project involving blue asbestos in north-western Australia, and the resulting disease and death, that his interest
, the collaboration had changed her views. In January 2007 interview with ''Billboard'', West revealed that he had collaborated with Coldplay lead vocalist
for "Kids" The lyrics, although penned by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, makes numerous references to the careers of both Minogue and Williams. Minogue's lyric "I've been dropping beats since Back in Black" is a self-deprecating reference to her 1980s pop image when she was known as the singing budgie from Australia - "Back in Black" being a 1980s album by Australian band AC DC and of a stark contrast to her own style at the time. A previous hit
;Back in Black" being a 1980s album by Australian band AC DC and of a stark contrast to her own style at the time. A previous hit of Kylie's, Give Me Just a Little More Time is also referenced - Minogue sings 'you're dancing with the chairman of the board', Chairmen of the Board being the group that originally released the song before Minogue. "Chairman of the Board" is also a nickname for Williams' lifelong idol, Frank Sinatra. Later, in 2010, this song is used
to the dismay of many traditionalists, that would eliminate the obligation for Catholics in Australia to attend Mass on holy days of obligation (holy day of obligation); Christmas and the Assumption (Assumption of Mary) being the only exceptions. Background In March 1996 Madonna released this single from the album internationally, after the previous hit "You'll See" and the re-release of "Oh Father" in some European markets
Management Group. In 1994, a New Zealand production (also produced by Harry M. Miller Garry Van Egmond and International Management Group) saw changes in production style, such as the rock guitar solo introducing the show played by a guitarist on a spotlighted, elevated platform, and costuming which included a complete lack of sandals. Jesus was played by Darryl Lovegrove; Caiaphas by Frankie Stevens, elder brother of Jon Stevens (the two played together on stage when the production toured
Towner departed in 2003 and was replaced by Ben Ely (Regurgitator). The '''Honeyz''' were nominated for the BRIT Awards in the categories Best Newcomer and Best R&B Act. Their most famous single single (Single (music)), "Finally Found", peaked at number 4 in the UK Singles Chart, and went on to sell more than half a million copies. The follow-up, "End of the Line (End of the Line (Honeyz song))"(written by award winning songwriter Paul Begaud
in the UK (United Kingdom) on 13 October 2003. It debuted at number six on the UK Singles Chart and although it did not reach the top five as "Free Me (Free Me (Emma Bunton song))" had, it outsold its predecessor and totalled 80,247 copies once it completed its chart run. In early 2004, "Maybe" began to receive airplay (airplay (song)) across Australia and Continental Europe, where it achieved top forty success and huge radio airplay, but it failed to emulate the major impact it had on the UK. The song failed to enter the Canadian Singles Chart and the BDS (Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems) airplay chart, but it managed to frequently occupy the number one position on MuchMoreMusic's ''MMMTop10.com''. Up until the end of the summer, it maintained a top ten position before it exited the chart. '''Rob Justin Hulls''' (born 23 January 1957) is a former Australian politician who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 2012, representing the electorate of Niddrie (electoral district of Niddrie). As well as serving as the Deputy Premier of Victoria, he was also the state Attorney-General and Minister for Racing. '''Tania Zaetta''' ( Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia
with the contemporary invention, muesli, which is traditionally not baked or sweetened. The name is now trademarked only in Australia (by the Australian Health & Nutrition Association Ltd.'s Sanitarium Health Food Company). Second Patrol ''I-25'' left Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands on 5 February for its next operational patrol in the south Pacific. Tagami's orders were to reconnoitre the Australian harbours of Sydney
'''Australia''' is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (Australia (continent)), the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands (list of islands of Australia). It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area (List of countries and dependencies by area). Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.
For at least 40,000 years who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups (Australian Aboriginal languages). Walsh, Michael (1991) "Overview of indigenous languages of Australia" in Suzane Romaine (ed.) ''Language in Australia'', Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-33983-9. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch (Dutch Republic) explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established.
On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated (Federation of Australia), forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic (liberal democracy) political system that functions as a federal (Federalism) parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories (States and territories of Australia). The population of 23.6 million is highly urbanised (Urbanization) and heavily concentrated in the eastern states (Eastern states of Australia) and on the coast.
Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy (List of countries by GDP (nominal)). In 2012 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income (List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita). Data refer mostly to the year 2012. World Economic Outlook Database-October 2013, International Monetary Fund. Accessed on 8 October 2013. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest (List of countries by military expenditures). With the second-highest human development index globally (List of countries by Human Development Index), Australia ranks highly (International rankings of Australia) in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20 (G-20 major economies), Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.