Solomon Islands

China can provide new definitions of development aid

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>Earlier this month, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Australia's minister for international development and the Pacific, …

News (China)

Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

Hawaiki's 15,000km, 43.8Tbps subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of the United States is now past its halfway point.<p>…

New Zealand

Megaport continues double digit revenue growth citing IBM Cloud partnership

Megaport has clocked AU$4.68 million in quarterly revenue, saying its IBM Cloud partnership will allow it to provide scalable connectivity to support …

Technology

Measuring peace in the Pacific

Join the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Pacific Affairs at ANU for a discussion …

Australian Universities

Where is Vestas? Hong Kong’s Scallywag back from stealth mode, still in front but with only a slender lead

Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag added an intriguing twist to the final stages of leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race as they went into stealth mode …

Hong Kong

Solomons' police monitoring new cargo-cult-like group

Police in Solomon Islands say they are closely monitoring a new cargo-cult religious group in Malaita Province.

New Zealand News

Speeds up with fleet targeting a Friday finish in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

<b>Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag increased their lead in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday as the sprint for the Hong Kong finish line moved inside</b> …

Sailing

The best experiential trips for 2018

1: The Netherlands<p><b>Rail into the European Capital of Culture</b><p>Hop on the new Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam (just four hours) to discover one …

List-Worthy

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits southeast of Solomon Islands - USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck about 158 km (100 miles) southeast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>(Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Alexander Smith)

Melanesia

Happy 6th Birthday to World Traveler Lucas Miles! 42 Countries Visited

Yesterday was a very special day for the Michael W Travels family.<p>Our little man <b>Lucas Miles turned 6 years old</b>! It’s been an amazing six years and I …

Melanesia

10 Places Where Dangerous Animals Live Alongside Humans

Snakes, sharks, polar bears, leopards—these are probably not animals you’d normally want to get close to. Yet, there are people in some parts of the …

Wildlife

Volvo OR - There's no speeding up the slow boats

<i>Day after day, day after day,<br>We stuck, nor breath nor motion;<br>As idle as a painted ship<br>Upon a painted ocean.</i><p>From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner …

Sailing

Team Brunel Under High Tension

After six days at sea, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is at the Solomon Islands, halfway between Melbourne and Hong Kong in Leg 4. The team of the Dutch …

WWII veteran recalls days as gunner on PT boat

"The PT boat was the Cadillac of the Navy," based on the speed, maneuverability and armament, said Ken Clarke, who was assigned to PT 512, which …

John F. Kennedy

Volvo OR - Video from above and below decks

<b>The use of drone cameras for both still and video photography on the Volvo Ocean racers has added a new dimension to the coverage while the boats are</b> …

Sailing

Closing gauge approaching the Solomon Islands in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

<b>The leaders on Leg 4 are still making good progress but only have about 200 miles to go until the wind starts to ease significantly on approach to</b> …

Sailing

The game closes up in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

by Volvo Ocean Race 5 Jan 14:28 GMT 5 January 2018<p>Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 04 on board MAPFRE, Xabi comenting the last …

Sailing

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng setting the pace

<b>Dongfeng Race Team is the early leader, setting the pace as the boats charge north of Brisbane, and now leave the Australian coast.</b><p><i>Franck Cammas</i> …

Sailing

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• <b>Vanuatu occupy 157th spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking</b>• <b><br>Etienne Mermer’s men jumped an impressive 28 places in December’s edition</b>• <b><br>A notable end</b> …

FIFA

Scientists Discover Sharks Living Inside An Active Volcano

(Image Link)<p>Sharks can be scary as hell when encountered while swimming around in the ocean, so imagine how terrifying it would be to come across …

Oceans

The Buffalo Bills Are Not Defunct

The regular season is over and it went out on a high note. Which the NFL needed badly. It had been a year of low ratings, lousy officiating, players …

Conservative View

Australia overstates security concerns of Huawei link to Solomons

Australia may be oversensitive to China's growing presence in the Solomon Islands. According to a recent report from the Financial Times (FT), …

News (China)

VOR to resume with new Leg Four - Melbourne to Hong Kong

<b>Leg Four of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race begins tomorrow, January 2, 2018 at 1400hrs AEDT (UTC +11). The start will be in the vicinity of Station</b> …

Sailing

Huawei’s undersea cable project raises red flag in Australia

In less than a decade of existence, Huawei Marine Networks has won contracts to install 40,000km of submarine cable, enough to circumnavigate the …

China

These Newly-Named Species Are the Only Good Things From 2017

You lose some, and you find some. That’s pretty much the name of the game when it comes to biodiversity, although these days the odds are stacked …

Biological Species

Best Features of 2017

The best storytelling to come from the glossy pages of SURFER magazine<p>That’s a wrap, folks. As 2017 quickly enters the rearview, it’s time to look …

Surfing

Which Comes First, Big Cities or Big Gods? - Facts So Romantic

Warriors among the Kwara’ae, a collection of tribal communities indigenous to the Solomon Islands, sacrificed pigs before battle. The tradition …

Atheism

UN Jerusalem vote list: The 128 countries that didn't back US over their Israel capital decision

Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was dealt a blow when the bulk of the United Nations General …

Nikki Haley

How each country voted at the UN on Jerusalem status resolution

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was condemned by 128 countries in a United Nations vote Thursday.<p>Nine countries supported the US' decision, 35 abstained and another 21 did not participate in the vote.<p>Turkey and Yemen co-sponsored the …

Cleveland

United Nations: How Each Country Voted on Jerusalem Status Resolution

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was condemned by 128 countries in a United Nations vote Thursday.<p>…

Burkina Faso