Travellers, take note: Here are the top five South Australian wildlife experiences to try

If you’re a wildlife lover, then here are five of the best experiences that you can explore around this time of the year in South Australia: * Whale watching:There is nothing like watching these beauties sway. South Australia has a mighty coastline and there are some spectacular sights one can witness along it from time to time. Yet, nothing compares to the annual southern right whale migration. The majestic whales can be spotted along the coastline of Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Peninsula’s Victor Harbor and on the far west coast…

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Punjab girls to get free education up to doctorate; five new colleges this fiscal: CM

Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday announced free education for girls from nursery to the doctorate level in government institutions of Punjab. He was speaking in the Vidhan Sabha. Also, a spokesman said the government will introduce free textbooks to all students of government schools, and will introduce pre-primary classes (nursery and LKG) in government schools from the next academic session as part of the reforms it has initiated in the state, which will also see free internet service in 13,000 primary schools and all 48 government colleges. Amarinder…

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Hacker who stole film scripts jailed for five years

A hacker who stole sexually explicit videos and unpublished film and TV scripts from celebrities has been sentenced to five years in jail. Alonzo Knowles hacked email accounts, from the Bahamas, to steal the images and scripts, which he tried to sell. Knowles used viruses and fake security notifications to obtain passwords. He was caught when he travelled to the US to sell stolen scripts not knowing that he was meeting undercover police officers. Dark ends The US Department of Justice said Knowles had had a list of the email…

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Forget Byron Bay, these five towns are the place to holiday instead

ONCE a haven for the chilled-out surfers, today the famous northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay bears little resemblance to its 60s hippy heyday. Skyrocketing real estate, overcrowded beaches, raucous drunken backpackers, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and expensive, scarce parking make blissing out in this former utopia nigh on impossible. However, for those seeking respite and feel good vibes, you can still get a glimpse of old school Byron in one of the small towns who have been passed the tree-changer baton. From hidden beaches and mouth-watering organic produce, to world…

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Four out of five teachers ‘have thought about quitting’ – with one in four saying they would go within two years

A poll of almost 900 teachers found that 80% of them had thought of qutting Alamy More than four in five teachers have considered leaving the profession because of pressure of work, according to a new survey out today. The poll of almost 900 teachers by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers revealed 83 per cent were considering quitting – while one in four (24 per cent) said they would be gone in two years It comes on the eve of the union’s annual conference in Liverpool where the union…

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Five of the world’s best wild beaches

Chesterman Beach, Vancouver Island You could almost pick any beach off the ocean side of Vancouver Island, but Chesterman has the edge. It’s the kind of place where you might see kids pedalling along barefoot with a surfboard under one arm. With a bit of luck, and keen eyesight, you might spot orcas out beyond the breakers. Easier to find is the Carving Shed, where local craftsmen turn out exquisite sculptures and traditional canoes. At low tide a sandspit, the Tombolo, gets you out to Frank Island, with great views…

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