Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Zoo monkeys escape into food shop

June 15, 2017

Two monkeys escaped from their enclosure at Marwell Zoo in Winchester, UK.
The monkeys made a run for the zoo food shop!
Keepers at Marwell Zoo barricade visitors inside buildings while they captured the macaques monkeys.  Macaques monkeys can be aggressive and dangerous if they feel threatened.
Zoo keepers trapped the monkeys in the food shop and they were and returned to their enclosure shortly after they escaped.
No one was hurt and an investigation by the zoo is under way.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tactix win first game in 400 days

June 8, 17
The Canterbury Tactix have scored their first win 400 days to break a 19 game losing streak. The win came in the ANZ netball Premiership were they beat the Northern Stars 46-43. Both teams were missing key players for the bottom of the table clash, the Stars losing their inspiring captain Leana de Bruin to an ankle injury while 1.94m rising shooter Ellie Bird was ruled out with concussion for the Tactix. Both teams were evenly matched through out the game, and it was the Tactix shooting in the final quarter that made them win.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ariana Grande’s benefit concert remembers Manchester

A moment of silence has been held at Ariana Grande’s  Manchester benefit concert. An estimated 50,000 people gathered at Old Trafford cricket ground for the concert. The concert comes comes 13 days after a bombing hit her show at Manchester arena, killing 22 people. Ariana Grande had some stars at her show includeding Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Take That, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Robbie Williams, Little Mix and The Black Eyed Peas. Everyone who attended the Manchester Arena concert was invited to apply for free tickets to the event. Ariana herself said she wanted to return to the “incredibly brave city” to spend time with her fans and to “honour and raise money for the victims and their families”.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Forest Bus in Taiwan

May 31, 2017

With moss covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout this forest bus offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan’s capital.
The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house decorated with orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns is running on a special route through Taipei, with stops including an art museum, a popular temple and a night market. For now the toll-free bus is running on a week-long trial, and takes around 20 passengers.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Construction begins on the worlds largest telescope

May 28, 2017

Construction has begun in Chile on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world’s largest telescope. It will be five times larger than the telescopes used today. It will be Located on a 3000 metre-high mountain in the middle of the Atacama desert, it is due to begin operating in 2024. The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth. The Construction will cost around $1 billion .

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

colourful slum now tourist attraction


A slum area on Indonesia’s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform the district into what is now being called Rainbow Village. The poor hill-side area received a month-long facelift costing $22,500 and paid for by the local government in a bid to rejuvenate this part of Semarang. The town is located 450 km east of the capital Jakarta. Visitors have been flocking to the village to take photographs and pose for selfies next to the brightly colored homes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A large, diamond ring is expected to fetch $650,000 at an auction 30 years after its owner paid $18 for it at a car boot sale, thinking it was a costume jewel. The “exceptionally-sized” stone was presumed not to be real because 19th Century diamonds were not cut to show off their brilliance like today’s gems.The 26.27 carat, cushion-shaped, white diamond is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s in July. The diamond is thought to have been cut in the 19th Century but its history and how it arrived at the car boot sale, is unknown.