UARS Comes Down Over Italy

Video of the UARS coming down over Ventimiglia (Liguria) in Italy. The real thing, or a hoax? NASA ‘working to confirm’ satellite touchdown Early Friday, Italy’s civil protection agency warned that the probability of a crash in its northern territory had risen from 0.6 to 1.5 per cent, and urged residents to stay indoors, on…

New Zealand Loses Out To Canada

Despite the sterling NZ PR work done by films such as Lord of the Rings and fanciful ‘quality of life’ surveys, most people in the world would actually chose Canada as an emigration destination over New Zealand. Ipsos Reid have carried out an online survey called “Canada and the World in 2010“, in which more…

Quality Of Life Index 2010

Many New Zealanders will be disappointed to hear that the country has only been placed fifth in this year’s International Living magazine’s Quality of Life index. Australia, its nearest and dearest neighbor has been placed second with France taking the top accolade. Top 10 list 1. France 2. Australia 3. Switzerland 4. Germany 5. New…