ESPN interview with Gideon Haigh at http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23408427/story-gideon-haigh-story-packer-affair
THIS is a story you must listen to. It is not only about cricket, but also about commercial rights, its politics and the tale of a revolutionary transformation of the pictorial technology presenting cricket to its followers on TV. Michael Roberts Continue reading
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Meera Srinivasan, in The Hindu, 30 April 2018, where the title reads “Sri Lankan filmmaker Lester James Peiris provided a realistic portrayal of rural Sinhalese”
Renowned Sri Lankan film maker and a national icon Lester James Peiris, credited with revolutionalising Sinhala cinema in the 1950s with a strong local flavour and indigenous style, passed away in Colombo on Sunday. He was 99.
A contemporary of Satyajit Ray, Peiris is regarded the “father of Sinhala cinema”. He won critical acclaim in the island and outside for his work that spanned five decades. His debut Rekava (Line of Destiny), made in 1956, is considered pathbreaking for its realistic portrayal of the ethos of the rural Sinhalese, in a newly-independent Ceylon. Continue reading
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Major General John Holmes: EXPERT MILITARY REPORT, 28 March 2015
- His page numbers are in RED on the left bottom of each page … followed by a line to indicate the end of that page
- His FOOTNOTE REFERENCES at the bottom of some pages are presented in purple italics
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I was invited to participate in a YZA Field trip to Sinharaja in 2014 as I was working on a wildlife protection related campaign. YZA office bearers and senior members conducted this field trip. Professional veteran naturalists and environmentalists Messrs Jagath Gunawardane, Uditha Hettige, Isuru De Zoysa, Pubudu Weerarathne, and Parami Vidyarathne were among the resource persons.
A NOTE by Michael Roberts: VISIT http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/284224/ for toher dimensions of Roshan’s ‘work’.
Robert Fisk, in The Independent, 15 April 2018, with this title “The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack”
Eastern Great Egret ….. Ardea modesta……Ardeidae
One of Australia’s most elegant birds, the snowy-white Eastern Great Egret is often seen wading in a range of wetlands, from lakes, rivers and swamps to estuaries, salt marsh and intertidal mudflats. They usually feed in shallow water, standing and waiting for fish, frogs, insects and other small aquatic creatures to appear before stabbing them with its long, yellow bill. They also walk slowly through the water, on the lookout for prey. Large fish are eaten with difficulty, and are often snatched from the bill of the egret by raptors.