Aboriginal pavillion open and ready
The 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion is ready to receive a projected 100,000 visitors and organizer Tewanee Joseph says the venue is about to make history.
Located at Georgia and Hamilton Streets, the pavilion opened to the public Monday Feb. 8, showcasing a 65-foot inflatable multi-media dome and the venue’s signature show, “We Are Here.”>>>
It seems, that Australia's
indigenous Aboriginal population continues to be maltreated, and are in effect, social outcastes in one of the world's largest and lesser populated continents.
A visit to the country's Northern Territory reveals just how badly off this indigenous community is.
Take the case of the Alyawarr Aborigines. Sixty-eight years ago (1942), Banjo Morton forced the owners of the vast Lake Nash cattle station in the Northern Territory to pay him and other Aboriginal stockmen a pound a month when he led a walk-off from there.>>>
History is being made at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
And not just by the athletes in search of medals or personal bests in a competition that may be the pinnacle of their sporting careers.
These games, which run Feb. 12 – 28, are also historic because there has been unprecedented aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the games.>>>
DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.>>>Sweet Science: The Health Benefits of Chocolate
Yet another health benefit has been linked to eating chocolate: It may decrease your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The analysis, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting, reviewed the results of three previous studies. One study with more than 44,000 participants found that those who ate a weekly serving of chocolate were 22 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate no chocolate.>>>