Archive for February, 2011

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Christchurch Earthquake

With hundreds dead, thousands injured (including several who had limbs amputated to free them from the rubble), who knows how many without power or water, and the city centre so badly damaged that there was even consideration of moving it to a new location, this has to be one of the worst natural disasters this […]
Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Decimated or Devastated

From what I have seen there are a very large number of people who get these two words mixed up. The two words mean totally different things but there are many examples where the first is used but where the writer seems to be implying the meaning of the second. Devastated means destroyed or ruined. […]
Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Sydney Peace Foundation – Gold Medal

Each year the Sydney Peace foundation recognises those people who promote peace and justice in Australia with their annual peace prize. Since they were formed in 1998 they have also issued gold medals to those individuals whose efforts are considered to be exceptional. The presenting of one of these gold medals is fairly rare with […]