Monday, June 26, 2006

Lovely words from Cairns Birds


JUNE 2006

SQUARE-TAILED KITE - John Seale, 20/6/06 Flying over Raintrees shopping centre, Manunda, Cairns.
AUSTRALIAN HOBBY (female) - Di & Frank Harrison, 18/6/06 Anderson St cemetary
LITTLE TERN - John Seale, 18/6/06 The Esplanade, Cairns.
AUSTRALIAN PRATINCOLE (10+) - Jonathan Munro, 18/6/06 - recently cultivated field at Ravenshoe.
WHITE-BREASTED SEA-EAGLE (3 pairs) - Jonathan Munro, 18-19/6/06 - 3 pairs nesting. Southern Tablelands/Misty Mountains. Also possible (new) 4th nest site under constuction.
RED KNOT - John Crowhurst, 17/6/06 Single bird in breeding plumage. The Esplanade, Cairns.
INDIAN PEAFOWL (c.15) - Frank & Di Harrison17/6/06 Feeding in cut cane paddock opposite go kart track
Capt. Cook Highway
BRAHMINY KITE (1) - Jonathan Munro, 17/6/06 - rarely recorded here. Ravenshoe.
PLUMED WHISTLING DUCK (27) - Jonathan Munro16/6/06 - Grazing on our front lawn at 7.00 a.m. Warrigal, Ravenshoe.
(?) CRANES - Jonathan Munro et al.,15/6/06 - a flock of about 30 birds flying over Innot Hot Springs/Mt.Garnet road at 3.00 p.m. at extreme height heading NW towards Kulgarra ( Lake Elizabeth perhaps?) Still no birds at their usual feeding and roosting places in the Ravenshoe area.
EMU (2) - Jonathan Munro et al.15/0/06 - one bird appeared injured. Herbert River Track, near Innot Hot Springs.
LITTLE WOOD SWALLOW (3) - Jonathan Munro et al.15/6/06 - near Innot Hot Springs.
BROWN-BACKED HONEYEATER (1) - Jonathan Munro et al.5/6/06 - bird had very ragged plumage. Yorkeys Golf Club lagoon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Chilling, no?

As published in this months 'Business Horizons'

As featured in this months 'Harpers'

Fail better! Samuel Beckett's secrets of business and branding success

By Stephen Brown


Samuel Beckett, the peerless Irish playwright, is widely regarded as the epitome of art for art's sake aestheticism. He hated salesmanship of any kind, famously describing it as “mercantile gehenna.” Yet, despite his anti-business reputation, Samuel Beckett is a perfect role model for our paradoxical times. His “fail better” philosophy is very much in keeping with today's creativity-driven, hyper-competitive, warp-speed world of fads, fashions, and here-today-gone-tomorrow consumer crazes. This article argues that, in a world where every organization is customer oriented and every executive is au fait with best textbook practice, Beckett's idiosyncratic esthetic encapsulates several salient secrets of business and branding success.
A link sent from Ralph Lichtensteiger to Gyorgy Ligeti's 'Atmospheres'. Thanks Ralph

Monday, June 12, 2006

Gyorgy Ligeti: May 1923-June 2006

tried to link 'Atmospheres' to listen to but couldn't so find it because it is wonderful.