Australia on Google maps

Finally Google launched its street level maps of major Australian and New Zealand cities yesterday. The search is still not working and many people are mentioning that the maps are really old and missing lot of changes. According to Sydney Morning Herald “Lars, his brother Jens, and two Aussies, Noel Gordon and Stephen Ma, developed the mapping service which they sold to Google in 2004 and which then became Google Maps“. It’s really shame that we have to identify a place and zoom it to look at the location you want. Street-directory.com.au is lot lot better than Google Maps, Australia. Australian Google Maps mashups & resources .

South Africa shed chokers tag

South Africa can be called chokers no longer, after burying the ghosts of 1999 with victory in a match even more extraordinary and nail-shredding than its illustrious forebear. Australia had just posted a world-record 434 for 4 in a single innings – the first 400-plus total in the history of the game . And yet they still lost – by one wicket, with one ball to spare. The home side’s victory sparked wild celebrations on and off the Wanderers pitch.

South Africa 438 for 9 in 49.5 overs (Gibbs 175, Smith 90, Boucher 50*) beat Australia 434 for 4 (Ponting 164, Hussey 81, Katich 79) by one wicket to win the greatest one-day international in the history of the game. How often do you see something like this. (more…)

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Bureau predicts hottest year

Australia is on track for the warmest year on record and the Bureau of Meteorology will tell a conference on climate change in Melbourne today that temperatures so far this year have averaged a degree above the 30-year mean. If the conditions continue, 2005 will be the warmest year since official records began 100 years ago. #.:(