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Remember, your VAT refund of seven percent (the local tax) involves some paperwork and patience. Both involve you. First, you'll need to spend at least 2,000 baht "per store, per day" as per the rules, each time filling out a PP10 form that is usually promptly supplied by sales staff.

To be eligible to claim a refund, you'll need a total shopping bill of at least Bt5,000 so give that credit card some serious exercise. The PP10 form requires your passport number (though you may not be asked to actually produce it), and your departure flight number. Once that's all neatly entered, sign, and off you go. It's best not to pack your purchases into your check-in luggage. At least not yet. Here's why.

Jewellery, watches and gold purchases over Bt10,000 need to be inspected and other purchases may be checked at the airport. After immigration head for the VAT refund counter and present your credentials to get some cash in hand for that much-needed snack and coffee. And remember, if it does not have a VAT tag, there will be no guarantee of quality. That's easy enough. If you don't care about this minor quibble, get your hands dirty and jump right in.

Bangkok duty-free shopping has been pretty much dominated by the ubiquitous King Power ( www.kingpower.com ) who have also set up a dedicated King Power Duty Free Shop at Rangnam not far from Ratchathewi. Catch the BTS SkyTrain to get there. This duty free complex offers a broad range of brands like Burberry, Coach, Chanel, TOD's, and BOSS. Top line designer labels may not end up here as they are already showcased at malls like Gaysorn.

Duty-free shopping at Bangkok airport is a breeze at Suvarnabhumi airside with acres of romp room. Prices can be a mixed bag with the dollar on a trampoline ( exchange rate, US$1=Bt35.19 ) and several alcohol and fashion stores now quote in Thai baht. During a November 2015 check, a Johnnie Walker Black Label one litre bottle costs Bt1,200 (around US$36), while a 12-year-old one litre bottle of duty-free Chivas Regal is priced at Bt1,330 (US$40). Ladies can follow the scent straight to Dior where a j'adore 50ml eau de parfum is priced at Bt3,480 (US$102). A Chanel 50ml EDP for COCO Mademoiselle is the steepest at Bt3,690 (US$190).

In general, duty-free prices for liquor and perfumes have climed at Bangkok's international airport in the past year or two, well above the currency fluctuation adjustments but the Johnnie Walker duty-free price seems more attractive. Also look at Jim Thompson for fine silk offerings (a rough silk scarf for Bt1,500 and a polo-style collar t-shirt for Bt4,000). Men's tees may drop to Bt2,500 during the sale seasons. The smart set will simply pick up a Blue Elephant Thai green curry spice sachet for Bt75 and consider it a steal.

In Siam Paragon you’ll also find an increasing number of independent designers vying for elbowroom in this sparkling white space. Don’t be surprised if you catch a fashion show strutting local wares in the central plaza. Madame Flamingo (tel: [66-2] 673-7268), on the ground floor, is a favourite among footwear enthusiasts on a creative bend. Waltz in for a pair of leather pumps, equal parts modern and vintage, designed by Bangkok-native Janet Pantila Promfang. Whether you’re aiming to prance around in pretty pink florals or you make a dash for the bold black stripes, miss Flamingo offers a handful of memorable heels. Though a bit pricey at Bt2,490, these shoes won’t make your toes curl.

Australia ( i / ə ˈ s t r eɪ l i ə / , / ɒ - / , / - lj ə / ), [11] [12] officially the Commonwealth of Australia , [13] is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent , the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands . It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area . The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea , Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra , and its largest urban area is Sydney .

Australia has the world's 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income (IMF). [21] With the second-highest human development index globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom , and civil liberties and political rights. [22] Australia is a member of the United Nations , G20 , Commonwealth of Nations , ANZUS , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization , Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation , and the Pacific Islands Forum .

Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago, [33] [34] possibly with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now Southeast Asia . These first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. [35] At the time of European settlement in the late 18th century, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers , with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime . The Torres Strait Islanders , ethnically Melanesian , were originally horticulturists and hunter-gatherers. [36] The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia . [37]

A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s [55] and the Eureka Rebellion against mining licence fees in 1854 was an early expression of civil disobedience. [56] Between 1855 and 1890, the six colonies individually gained responsible government , managing most of their own affairs while remaining part of the British Empire . [57] The Colonial Office in London retained control of some matters, notably foreign affairs, [58] defence, [59] and international shipping.

The Great Barrier Reef , the world's largest coral reef, [89] lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres (1,240 mi). Mount Augustus , claimed to be the world's largest monolith, [90] is located in Western Australia. At 2,228 metres (7,310 ft), Mount Kosciuszko on the Great Dividing Range is the highest mountain on the Australian mainland. Even taller are Mawson Peak (at 2,745 metres or 9,006 feet), on the remote Australian territory of Heard Island , and, in the Australian Antarctic Territory, Mount McClintock and Mount Menzies , at 3,492 metres (11,457 ft) and 3,355 metres (11,007 ft) respectively. [91]

Australia's size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre. [92] It is the flattest continent, [93] with the oldest and least fertile soils; [94] [95] desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the outback makes up by far the largest portion of land. [96] The driest inhabited continent, its annual rainfall averaged over continental area is less than 500 mm. [97] The population density , 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, is among the lowest in the world, [98] although a large proportion of the population lives along the temperate south-eastern coastline. [99]

Eastern Australia is marked by the Great Dividing Range , which runs parallel to the coast of Queensland, New South Wales and much of Victoria. The name is not strictly accurate, because parts of the range consist of low hills, and the highlands are typically no more than 1,600 metres (5,249 ft) in height. [100] The coastal uplands and a belt of Brigalow grasslands lie between the coast and the mountains, while inland of the dividing range are large areas of grassland. [100] [101] These include the western plains of New South Wales, and the Einasleigh Uplands , Barkly Tableland , and Mulga Lands of inland Queensland. The northernmost point of the east coast is the tropical-rainforested Cape York Peninsula . [102] [103] [104] [105]

RES Australia chief operating officer Matt Rebbeck said: "This is our second big project in Victoria, and when it is constructed, RES will have brought over A$1 billion (US$745 million) in new renewable energy projects to the state."

RES is also currently installing turbines at the 240MW Ararat project in south-west Victoria. The development, which started producing electricity in August, will comprise 75 GE 3.2MW turbines when completed.

Victoria stands out in Australia by promoting wind power. In June 2016, the state government announced ambitious renewable energy targets of 25% by 2020, rising to 40% in 2025.

Approximately 5.4GW of renewable energy projects will be built in Victoria by 2025, requiring A$2.5 billion (US$1.8 billion) of investment, the government said in June.

In July, developers Acciona and Windlab won a tender to build two projects totalling 100MW, and the Victorian government approved an up-to-300MW wind project developed by New Zealand firm Trustpower.

The Macarthur wind project is currently Australia's largest wind project, at 420MW. It was completed in 2013, and comprises 140 Vestas V112-3MW turbines.

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If you’ve been keeping up with our little site you may have noticed an article that came out recently by RedpoleQ titled, 7 Reasons I Love Japanese Girls and You Should Too .  Now let me just say right-off-the-bat that RedpoleQ is usually dead-right with his perspective but I can’t help but think that he used complaints about Korea to suggest Korean women weren’t as golden as many a man has found them to be. Just look at what Dan Bloom, Korea’s foremost expert on dating Korean women, has to say about them!

Having just gotten back from Japan, I can definitely see where RedpoleQ’s characterization of Japanese girls hits its mark dead-center but, as good as Japanese women are, Korean women have some distinct advantages.

Yes, they have the best bodies in Asia. Hands down. The fierce competition for men in Korea means that Korean women really take care of themselves – it’s almost impossible to find an “American sized” Korean woman, if you know what I mean. But it’s more than just that…

It’s also how they carry themselves. Korean women have a sexual charge that I just haven’t seen anywhere else in Asia – they present themselves very, very well.

Of course, as men, we’re in it for more than just physical look… right? Right? Of course we are – we also love it when girls use those looks well. Anybody who accuses Korean women of being “easy” should be lead off to the asylum.

Korean women have a desire to please that just isn’t matched in the West. This – ultimately – means they have a desire to please sexually, as well. Find yourself in a great long term relationship with a Korean woman and you can bet that she’ll be all about making you feel great.

Korean girls go out of their way to act exceptionally cute through a secret weapon known as aegyo (애교).  Aegyo is baby-like behaviors, gestures, or mannerisms that are done in order to get what the girls want. It’s extremely powerful, and Korean girls wield this tool as a way to influence guys to do whatever they want. For example, a girl might call out oppa (endearing term for guy older than her) in a baby-like voice in order to get the guy to take her to a movie she wants to see.

The Year 7 curriculum provides a study of history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period, approximately 60 000 BC (BCE) – c...

The Year 7 curriculum provides a study of history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period, approximately 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE). It was a period defined by the development of cultural practices and organised societies. The study of the ancient world includes the discoveries (the remains of the past and what we know) and the mysteries (what we do not know) about this period of history, in a range of societies in places including Australia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and China.

The content provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts, including evidence , continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability. These concepts may be investigated within a particular historical context to facilitate an understanding of the past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries.

The history content at this year level involves two strands: historical knowledge and understanding, and historical skills. These strands are interrelated and have been developed to be taught in an integrated way, and in ways that are appropriate to specific local contexts. The order and detail in which they are taught are programming decisions.

A framework for developing students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills is provided by inquiry questions through the use and interpretation of sources. The key inquiry questions for Year 7 are:

The following content is to be taught as part of an overview for the historical period. It is not intended to be taught in depth. Overview content identifies important features of the period, approximately 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE), as part of an expansive chronology that helps students understand broad patterns of historical change. As such, the overview provides the broader context for the teaching of depth study content and can be built into various parts of a teaching and learning program. This means that overview content can be used to give students an introduction to the historical period; to make the links to and between the depth studies; and to consolidate understanding through a review of the period.

There are three depth studies for this historical period. For each depth study, there are up to three electives that focus on a particular society, event, movement or development. It is expected that ONE elective will be studied in detail. The content in each depth study elective is designed to allow detailed study of specific aspects of this historical period. As part of a teaching and learning program, depth study content can be integrated with the overview content and/or with other depth study electives.



Australian commission: Military cadets raped as initiation.

Australia ( i / ə ˈ s t r eɪ l i ə / , / ɒ - / , / - lj ə / ), [11] [12] officially the Commonwealth of Australia , [13] is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent , the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands . It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area . The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea , Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra , and its largest urban area is Sydney .

Australia has the world's 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income (IMF). [21] With the second-highest human development index globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom , and civil liberties and political rights. [22] Australia is a member of the United Nations , G20 , Commonwealth of Nations , ANZUS , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization , Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation , and the Pacific Islands Forum .

Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago, [33] [34] possibly with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now Southeast Asia . These first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. [35] At the time of European settlement in the late 18th century, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers , with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime . The Torres Strait Islanders , ethnically Melanesian , were originally horticulturists and hunter-gatherers. [36] The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia . [37]

A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s [55] and the Eureka Rebellion against mining licence fees in 1854 was an early expression of civil disobedience. [56] Between 1855 and 1890, the six colonies individually gained responsible government , managing most of their own affairs while remaining part of the British Empire . [57] The Colonial Office in London retained control of some matters, notably foreign affairs, [58] defence, [59] and international shipping.

The Great Barrier Reef , the world's largest coral reef, [89] lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres (1,240 mi). Mount Augustus , claimed to be the world's largest monolith, [90] is located in Western Australia. At 2,228 metres (7,310 ft), Mount Kosciuszko on the Great Dividing Range is the highest mountain on the Australian mainland. Even taller are Mawson Peak (at 2,745 metres or 9,006 feet), on the remote Australian territory of Heard Island , and, in the Australian Antarctic Territory, Mount McClintock and Mount Menzies , at 3,492 metres (11,457 ft) and 3,355 metres (11,007 ft) respectively. [91]

Australia's size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre. [92] It is the flattest continent, [93] with the oldest and least fertile soils; [94] [95] desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the outback makes up by far the largest portion of land. [96] The driest inhabited continent, its annual rainfall averaged over continental area is less than 500 mm. [97] The population density , 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, is among the lowest in the world, [98] although a large proportion of the population lives along the temperate south-eastern coastline. [99]

Eastern Australia is marked by the Great Dividing Range , which runs parallel to the coast of Queensland, New South Wales and much of Victoria. The name is not strictly accurate, because parts of the range consist of low hills, and the highlands are typically no more than 1,600 metres (5,249 ft) in height. [100] The coastal uplands and a belt of Brigalow grasslands lie between the coast and the mountains, while inland of the dividing range are large areas of grassland. [100] [101] These include the western plains of New South Wales, and the Einasleigh Uplands , Barkly Tableland , and Mulga Lands of inland Queensland. The northernmost point of the east coast is the tropical-rainforested Cape York Peninsula . [102] [103] [104] [105]