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Not on my watch: Former Breakers GM Dillon Boucher wouldn't touch Glen Rice Jr

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Former New Zealand Breakers general manager says he wouldn't have gone near the controversial player.
          

Testing time for uncapped Football Ferns defender Claudia Bunge

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Claudia Bunge could make her international debut for New Zealand hours before sitting a university exam.
          

Yao Ming in New Zealand to promote women's Olympic Qualifying event

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Chinese star will help to promote the international women's tournament in Auckland.
          

“New Zealand horticulture strong, but uneasy”

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Positive sentiment still prevails across horticulture, but Government policies are weighing on the minds of growers. Hayden Higgins, Rabobank horticulture senior analyst has been commenting on the results of Rabobank’s early September confidence survey of 59 horticulturalists. The results saw only minor…
          

Under New Deal, Australian Women's And Men's Soccer Will Get Equal Share Of Revenue

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The deal will lift salaries for the Matildas by 90% and promises parity in training and travel. Norway and New Zealand have made similar moves, as a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer continues.
          

‘OK BOOMER’: Millennials cheer New Zealand lawmaker’s remark

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WELLINGTON — A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker’s “OK, Boomer” response in parliament when heckled by an older colleague is being cheered by millennials around the world. Chloe Swarbrick was speaking during debate on Tuesday about the Zero Carbon bill, which would set a target of zero carbon emissions for the country by 2050. When her […]
          

Fighting Terrorism by Restricting Freedom of Speech: Does It Work?

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  In the aftermath of the terrorist attack perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch which killed 51 people and left 49 injured, the New Zealand government enacted a set of counterterrorism measures in an attempt to prevent other similar attacks from happening again. Measures included a ban on all semi-automatic weapons […]

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Celia, 1989 - ★★★★

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It Is Happening Again: Hooptober 6 (Haunting: 36)

Country 10/6: USA, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Australia
Women Directed Films: 5/2

With this film, I've completed Hooptober just in time! Might throw in another horror or two, but the list (that I slightly bloated after starting) is all done.

My expectations weren't set right at all, so I'll start by helping yours. Celia is quite similar to a Ken Loach, social realism type film. There are a few monsters (in the way something like Pan's Labyrinth will use a child's imagination to insert otherworldly events), but it's that same stripped down style and straightforward narrative about the cruelties of life. As a 9 year old, the titular Celia just wants to be friends with the nice neighbors and have a cute rabbit pet. She doesn't understand why those same people are being persecuted for associating with the communist party, or the repercussions of the rabbit plague in Australia. She's a kid; she's basically powerless in the face of what happens around her.

It takes a little time to get going, but once it does, this holds it own up against Loach himself. Ann Turner shows so much promise here; it's a shame she didn't make much else. Once I managed to settle in with the movie, I found it full of with emotional resonance. Much of that comes from Rebecca Smart, who makes Celia adorable, nearing some of the greatest child performances. Her character is such a sweet girl, though one who, in a fit of desperation to regain some control over her environment, makes dolls to attempt a ritual to kill her father and the other oppressive figures in her life. This movie really isn't afraid to get dark and upsetting, because the world is harsh and often doesn't care enough about children to understand them.

The filmmaking and visuals are never flashy, but the writing and performances make it worthwhile. Characters are quite three dimensional -- case in point, I really wanted to just hate the father for being terrible, and he definitely is, yet the movie would keep going "wait, he's still a person, not a monster!" and giving him moments of decency. Come to think of it, although Loach has thrown slightly sucker punches to my emotions, this movie is probably more nuanced than the two I've seen by him (Kes and Family Life).

This is very much worth seeing and should at least have more than its current sub-600 watch count.


          

Top 20 Highlights from Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan

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South Africa convincingly defeated England 32-12 on Saturday to claim their third World Cup, equaling New Zealand’s record for most tournament wins. They also became the first side to be crowned champions…

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Iron Maiden & Killswitch Engage Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

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The legacy of the beast grows once again.

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Joseph asked to apply for All Blacks job

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Hyland announces annual Summit events in Sydney Australia and Wellington New Zealand

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Content services vendor to host partners, customers and VIPs, conduct training

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Hyland, a leading provider of software solutions for managing content, processes and cases, has announced the 2019 round of the annual Hyland Summit | APAC, comprised of customer and partner events in Sydney and Wellington. With an emphasis on teamwork and education, as well as customer stories and Hyland’s partner community, the events will feature keynotes from Hyland leaders, focused technical sessions and case studies.

Each event runs for a full day and finishes with networking opportunities, giving guests and the Hyland team the opportunity connect on an informal basis.

The event circuit kicks off in Wellington, on Tuesday the 12th of November at the InterContinental Hotel.

The Sydney event will follow, hosted at the Pullman Quay Grand Hotel, on Thursday the 14th November.

Additionally, a training day held in Sydney at Saxons Training Facilities on Barrack Street, on November the 13th, which will provide a technical deep-dive into the use of Hyland’s content services solutions.

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“The Hyland Summit events have become widely recognised in our region, because they provide a great platform for our partners and customers to come together and enrich their technical and business knowledge,” said Jamie Atherton, Country Manager for ANZ at Hyland. “As always, we will be joined by some of the best and brightest minds in the business of content services, and have also separated out our technical training so as to provide a more rounded experience for all participants.”

Hyland has offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and a nationwide team of more than 40 employees operating across all states and territories. Additionally Hyland has built an extensive reseller network including partners such as Hewlett Packard, Fuji Xerox, Iron Mountain, B2B Technologies, Blumark, CSC Technologies, Future Information Management and Insitec. New Zealand partners include ECM360, Iron Mountain and Techtonics.

“Our partner network is critical to our success in the region, and these events will showcase the fact that Hyland is a significant force in the content services sector, empowering our partners to go out to an evolving market with confidence and knowledge. We are leading the way in helping companies transform operations using content services,” concludes Atherton.

For more information about the The ANZ OnBase Summit 2019, visit: Hyland Summit Sydney

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Our boilers now come with up

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We do all phases of residential and commercial service plumbing

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ECE - New Zealand - work visa - Auckland

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Hong Kong International Optical Fair opens today

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6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened today and runs until 8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year’s fair welcomes 810 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions to showcase the latest design trends and eyewear products.

“As a major production centre and exporter in the global optical industry, the value of Hong Kong’s total optical exports in the first nine months of this year exceeded HK$15.3 billion, which was on a par with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “An emphasis on design, technology and quality management continue to bring success to Hong Kong eyewear companies in an increasingly competitive world. The Hong Kong International Optical Fair provides an important one-stop marketing and sourcing platform for the industry.”

Mr Chau noted that the HKTDC has organised 81 buying missions from 55 countries and regions, bringing more than 5,200 buyers to the fair. Among the participating buyers, more than 80% come from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. More than 6,700 buyers have pre-registered to visit the fair.

The HKTDC has enhanced its free shuttle bus service for the fair to take event participants between the exhibition venue, major hotels and transportation hubs. HKTDC Services Counters are available in the buffer halls at Hong Kong International Airport, where buyers can find fair information and register for buyer badges in advance. Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up to strengthen connections with exhibitors.

Innovative technologies on display

The fair includes a total of 12 group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the HKOMA. It also features several group pavilions from the mainland including Yingtan in Jiangxi province, Danyang in Jiangsu province, Mayu in Zhejiang province and Chongqing. The IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment zone, which made its debut last year, will continue to be a popular draw in 2019, showcasing innovative eyewear technologies, including eyewear customisation software nuVision that allows people to “try on” a huge range of sunglasses virtually (Booth: 1E-A34).

The fair also showcases French brand McLaren’s pure titanium eyewear made using the latest 3D printing technologies (Booth: GH-B05). Local brand OSSII SOUND presents Connector smart glasses that combine eyewear with Bluetooth earphones (Booth: GH-R03). Other product zones include Frames, Lenses & Parts, Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, Kids Eyewear & Reading Glasses, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Contact Lenses & Accessories, and Diagnostic Instruments.

Brand Name Gallery showcases latest global designs

The Brand Name Gallery features 230 renowned international brands, including new participants Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), Maserati (Italy) and NANOVISTA (Spain). Other renowned brands include Paul Hueman (Korea), BMW (Germany), Stepper (Germany), Etnia Barcelona (Spain) and Savile Row (UK). Highlighted products include:

  • UK brand LAURA ASHLEY’s artistic Four Seasons Series features pink lenses decorated with floral patterns in a design that’s both romantic and fashionable. (Booth: GH-J01)
  • MATSUDA is a company that anchors itself in the tradition of craftsmanship with a rich history of making eyeglasses for Japanese emperors. At the fair it showcases a new eyewear series including flip-up sunglasses crafted from titanium. Each finished creation is an object of art. (Booth: GH-F14)
  • Italian brand MOMODESIGN uses stainless steel frames in unique colours, while the arms are made with malleable acetate to make the eyewear lighter. (Booth: GH-R01)

    Several Brand Name Gallery eyewear parades are staged throughout the fair period, with models showcasing the latest collections from trendsetting eyewear brands.

    Spotlighting local creative design forces

    To promote Hong Kong’s original brand designs and help Hong Kong eyewear companies expand into the global market, the HKOMA is showcasing the latest collections from 30 local eyewear designers at the Brand Name Gallery and Hong Kong Eyewear Good Design. Participating brands include BIG HORN (Booth: GH-L04), HACHILL (Booth: GH-D10) and P+US (Booth: GH-B39).

    New exhibitor Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Booth: GH-E40) brings eyewear created specifically for Asian faces and made from natural bullhorn to showcase local craftsmanship of Hong Kong. Kevin Ching, the award-winning designer from Hong Kong brand BIG HORN, has been striving to create designs that combine innovation, creativity and fashion flair. He presents eyewear inspired by the costumes of Chinese ethnic minorities, with diamond-shaped patterns on the lenses and Swarovski fine stones along the arms.

    All the award-winning and finalist entries of the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition are on display at Hall 1D during the fair period to showcase Hong Kong’s creative prowess to international buyers. Details of the prize-winning pieces can be found at: https://bit.ly/2BYhDda

    Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

    The 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium will be held tomorrow (7 November) on the theme “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”, with Dr Tony Ko, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, delivering the opening remarks. Experts including Prof Rob Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and Dr Frederick R Edmunds, an optometrist from the United States, will explore topics including aviation optometry, sports vision, and the application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and optometry.

    The symposium has been certified by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for the first time this year. Optometrists participating in the symposium can apply for COPE credits, which are approved by optometrist associations and supervisory committees from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As for local certification, the symposium continues to be certified by the Hong Kong Optometrists Board, allowing participants to apply for three or six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for half-day attendance and full-day attendance respectively.

    Other events at the fair include today’s “Quick Take: Disruption in Eyewear”, at which Albert Chan, Head of Hong Kong Office at renowned international market research institute Coresight Research, examined the latest trends in the global eyewear market and explored how start-ups can enter the market through innovative ideas.

    Held alongside the Optical Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair runs from 7 to 9 November, featuring 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions to showcase their quality wine and spirits.

     

    The 27th HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair

    Date

    6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Venue

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Time

    6 November (Wednesday): 10am-6:30pm

    7 November (Thursday): 9:30am-6:30pm

    8 November (Friday): 9:30am-5pm

    No. of exhibitors

    810

    Product zones

    Frames, Lenses & Parts, Contact Lenses & Accessories, Diagnostic Instruments, Eyewear Accessories, Kids Eyewear, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Reading Glasses, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment

    Fair website

    hkopticalfair.hktdc.com

    Event details

    https://bit.ly/2PjpVUw

    Supporting service

    https://home-uat.hktdc.com/en/s/autumn-fairs-open

    Media enquiries
    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Snowy Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4525 Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org
    Natalie Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4472 Email: natalie.hy.wong@hktdc.org

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    EURUSD Holds Below 1.1100 – Waiting for Germany to Act

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    Market Drivers November 6, 2019 EZ PMIs improve New Zealand labor data misses Nikkei 0.22% Dax 0.15% UST 10Y 1.84% Oil $56/bbl Gold $1487/oz BTCUSD $9390 Europe and Asia: EUR PMI 50.6 vs. 50.2 EUR Retail Sales 3.1% vs. 2.5% North America  No Data FX markets were very quiet at the midpoint of the week, […]

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    Murder trial jury shown security footage of Grace Millane in bars with accused

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    11/7/2019: Sport: Japan’s Joseph in the fray for All Blacks coach’s role

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    New Zealand Rugby bosses have ruled out a foreign coach for the All Blacks, revealing yesterday they have asked 26 New Zealanders to apply including Jamie Joseph (pictured), who recently guided Japan to a historic first World Cup...
              

    Avengers: Endgame will be available on Disney+ at launch

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    Disney today announced that Avengers: Endgame will be available to stream on Disney+ on launch (November 12th), which is in 6 days.
    Was previously set to be released in the upcoming streaming service a month later on December 11th.

    source:https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1192079186053214209

    will you subscribe to Disney+ for $7/mo, ONTD?
              

    New Zealand vs England, Nov 08, 2019 – Preview, Where to Watch, Score

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    Twenty20 International, New Zealand – England, Friday, 12:00 am ET Score, Highlights Probability of winning New Zealand 55.62% England 44.38% Short Preview The possibility to win in this match is almost balanced for both teams. The chances to win of two teams are almost the same in this match. Last 33 head-to-head matches New Zealand…
              

    Comment on General Debate 7 November 2019 by Maggie Pie

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    My partners mum just called in with a couple of Krispy Kremes for lunch. She was telling me that 'name suppression' is in fact entirely a New Zealand invention, dating back to early last century. You learn something every day.
              

    'New Zealand almost left me broke': The migrants struggling with Aotearoa's living costs

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    Stephen Colbert's New Zealand visit cost Kiwi taxpayers $100k

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    The US talk show host was in NZ at the "invitation" of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
              

    Measles outbreak: Warning after passenger with measles took flight from Samoa to Auckland

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    A New Zealand resident who flew from Apia to Auckland on Saturday did not know they were sick at the time.
              

    New Zealand's lack of data risks 'irreversible damage' to the environment

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    Under New Deal, Australian Women's And Men's Soccer Will Get Equal Share Of Revenue

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    Australia's soccer governing body says it has reached an agreement with its top-flight men's and women's teams that will give the teams an equal share of player-generated revenue and lift the salaries of its women's team.

    Under the collective bargaining agreement between Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia, the two teams will be granted 24% of the revenue that they generate: 19% for themselves, and 5% to be invested in their names in the country's youth national teams. The share paid to players will rise one point a year.

    Salaries for the women's team will rise under the new deal. Top women's players will make about $57,000 USD a year in 2020, up from about $38,000 this year.

    The FFA says the deal amounts to a 90% raise in guaranteed minimum payments for the Matildas, as the women's team is known. The men's team is the Socceroos. (Australia has achieved relative parity in team nicknames.)

    The contract promise other improvements for the women's team. The federation says it will upgrade the parental leave policy to provide more support for Matildas both during pregnancy and when they return to the pitch. Training conditions will now match those of the men's team. And the Matildas will travel in business class on international flights, as the Socceroos long have.

    The agreement is good for four years, governing the payouts for the next men's and women's World Cups. Australia is among the nations vying to host the 2023 women's tournament.

    The Matildas have historically fared better on the international stage than their male counterparts. At the 2019 Women's World Cup, the Matildas were eliminated by Norway on penalties in the round of 16, while the Socceroos finished last in their group at the 2018 men's tournament.

    Under the new deal, players will get 40% of the prize money awarded by FIFA for playing in a World Cup, rising to 50% if they qualify for the knockout round. That's up from the 30% the teams made before.

    But it also represents the contract's limits in terms of parity, because the payouts from FIFA are so much smaller for the women's tournament. In 2023, women's teams will share $60 million, while in 2022 the men will divide $440 million – a pot more than seven times bigger.

    Australia joins other countries in improving pay and working conditions for its women's teams. Norway began paying its men's and women's teams equal salaries in 2017, and New Zealand announced pay parity and international business-class travel for its women's team last year.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. women's team lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by U.S. soccer continues. Mediation between the two parties broke down, and the case is headed for trial in May 2020.

    Alex Morgan, co-captain of the U.S. team that made "equal pay" their cry of victory at last summer's World Cup, said in August that she's hopeful the two sides can find a resolution before going to court.

    The team's fight for parity isn't for themselves, she said, but for the next generation of players.

    "We're not going to reap the benefits from equal pay and what we're fighting for," she told NPR. "That next generation should feel confident that they're in good hands, and that we are setting up this structure, and this compensation, and this true equality for them."

    Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

              

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    New Zealand v England Fourth T20 Betting: Small ground gives England big chance

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    Ed Hawkins thinks the tourists could hit back so long as they get the chance to post a big one in Napier early on Friday.
              

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    Third-generation charcutier Philippe Arregui says sausage-making is an artform

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    Philippe Arregui is winning the hearts of New Zealanders one gourmet sausage at a time. Words: Emma Rawson  Photos: Tom Powell Growing up in French Basque country, Philippe Arregui learned the art of spin. His first job was chatting up tourists, with the aim of selling them sausages coiled in a frisbee. “The idea was […]

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    Vesper Launches Cortex AIS Multitasking Capability

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    Vesper produces one of the most sophisticated AIS devices on the market that can be integrated with most MFD/GPS systems. Recently, the New Zealand-based company introduced […]

    The post Vesper Launches Cortex AIS Multitasking Capability appeared first on Blue Water Sailing.


              

    Shanghai by Night with Cody Ellingham

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    With his Derive’s project, New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham explores cities around the world during the night. As part of this work, “Shanghai streets”, which is divided in two parts, dives us into the heart of the city’s authentic neighborhoods. “The series started off as a general exploration of the changing face of Shanghai at […]
              

    Millennials cheer New Zealand lawmaker's 'OK, Boomer' remark

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    A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker's "OK, Boomer" response in parliament when heckled by an older colleague is being cheered by millennials around the world.

              

    BusinessDesk goes public with new offer

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    New Zealand has a new business news website with the launch of BusinessDesk at businessdesk.co.nz .
              

    Unisys Enhances CloudForte Services

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand and MICROSOFT IGNITE CONFERENCE 2019, ORLANDO, 7 November 2019 – At Microsoft Ignite , Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced Unisys Cloud Architecture Navigator™ and Cloud Compliance Director™. Together, these ...
              

    Kiwi enterprise and endeavour at heart of solid result

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    Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) today released its full year results to 30 September 2019 (FY19) and says its solid performance is a result of helping more New Zealanders buy homes and supporting growing Kiwi businesses.
              

    Suncorp NZ’s wellbeing funds under management now at $20M

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    Suncorp New Zealand has now invested a total of $20 million into wellbeing bonds as part of its focus on identifying sustainable investment opportunities that can deliver positive community outcomes.
              

    Stephen Hegh: Methamphetamine – where are we now?

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    The 2019 Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTAA) moved things forward… a bit.

    Landlords can now access the property to test for meth contamination. But the elephant in the room remains: what is the acceptable maximum level of meth presence at a rental property? Standards New Zealand says it is 1.5µg/100cm2, Sir Peter Gluckman says 15µg/100cm2, The Residential Tenancies Act is silent, and Tenancy Services says 'both [Standards NZ] and [Gluckman] can be used as guidance to assist landlords and tenants.' 

    In addition to securing access for landlords, the RTAA also allows for eventual regulations specifying a maximum acceptable level for meth contamination, processes for testing and decontamination to be developed. For the time being, there is no legally binding acceptable maximum to be found in statutes. 

    Sir Peter Gluckman's opinion of 15 µg/100cm2 being the highest safe level of meth presence could very well come unstuck once the government carries out the necessary studies to determine a statutory acceptable maximum.

    So, does the Gluckman opinion trump the New Zealand Standard? It would appear so if you are in front of the Tenancy Tribunal which has so far considered anything below the Gluckman maximum as safe (i.e. not damaged). The 'not damaged' descriptor is an important one. Even if it can be proven that the contamination happened during the tenancy, the tenant will not be liable for the insurance excess because a <15µg/100cm2 contamination is not considered 'damage' to the rental property. 

    But most landlords I deal with are just as concerned about their legal obligations as they are about the state of their properties. Meth is meth. Oftentimes when it is found on the property, the amount is just moot. What if, in the case of a less than 15µg/100cm2 contamination, the landlord elects to decontaminate anyway? On top of most certainly having to do it at his own cost, he will be bound by the terms of his insurance policy which may mandate the maximum acceptable level to be 1.5µg/100cm2. Professional decontamination companies will also take the level down to below 1.5µg/100cm2 as is required of them. 

    What if the government in establishing the statutory acceptable maximum finds safe to be less than 15µg/100cm2? Say 10µg/100cm2 or 1.5µg/100cm2? What then would happen to those landlords who had relied on Gluckman in good faith? The answer would have massive implications. On the flip side, if the safe level ends up being more than 15µg/100cm2 then I don't imagine insurance companies would be happy about that!

    It’s best we find out fast though it doesn't look like there is much of an appetite to get to the bottom of this. 

    Regardless, using the level of 15µg/100cms without scientific research is almost certainly going to be a problem for the government.

    In the meantime, best practice is to keep using a “clean in, clean out” testing policy with your rental properties. This will keep your insurance company happy and will help to keep ‘meth heads’ out of your properties.

    This is particularly important because there has never been so much methamphetamine being used in New Zealand. It will end up in our houses and potentially in our tenants – impacting their lives. The meth price war and increasing supply is being fuelled by criminals who have been deported back to New Zealand. Forming up along the Aussie gang lines, they are looking to take territory and make money out the meth trade. Increased competition is causing prices to drop and making meth even more accessible, which is very sad.

    I have five clients this week with contamination in their rental properties, all over 20µg/100cm2.

    While it appears that it was their guests or sublet rooms that may have had caused the contamination, at the end of the day, who knows?

    So, buckle up, put a testing policy in place, keep your insurance up to date and informed, and know who is living in YOUR house.

     

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    This is a sponsored blog article by Stephen Hegh of NZ Healthy Homes. Sponsored articles are a way for APIA members to share their views and advertise their services. These articles do not necessarily reflect the views and position of the APIA. 


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Stephen Hegh 

    In addition to being the managing director of Professional Testing Services Ltd and NZ Healthy Homes, Stephen Hegh has also been a long time APIA member and property investor. Stephen holds the following qualifications/accreditations: NZQA Methamphetamine 30892,30893,30894, BOHS IP402 Asbestos Survey and HomeFit Assessor NZGBC

     

      

     


              

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    Sandra has a problem.

    Sandra and her husband Terry live in a small house down a private right-of-way. They have been there for a few years, and like the location. It is handy to Terry’s work, and Sandra can easily catch the bus to her part-time job as a teacher aide.

    The neighbouring house on the road frontage is a rental, and some months ago new tenants moved in. Although the previous occupants were pleasant and quiet, the new tenants are not. After they had lived there for just two nights Sandra heard them screaming at each other, obviously holding a noisy and heated domestic argument. This has now become a regular occurrence. They also take drugs, get drunk regularly, fight, have large and intimidating gang members visiting, play deafening music until the early hours, and regularly have the police calling on them.

    “So what”, Sandra asked, “Can we do about it?”

    “Find out who is the landlord”, she was told, “And ask them to take action”.

    The landlords, she has now discovered, are Housing New Zealand.

    Sandra spoke to the property manager there and voiced her concerns.

    “We can discuss the problem with those tenants” she was told, “And help them to behave better. We have an overall aim of maintaining sustainable tenancies and to help people remain in, or get back to, a state of well-being and assist them to lead happy, balanced, fulfilling lives.”

    “But what about us?” asked Sandra. “If these people continue to carry on like this, will you get rid of them? They are causing havoc in the neighbourhood!”

    “Like all landlords, we work under the Residential Tenancies Act,” said the manager. “There are provisions under that Act to terminate the tenancies of people who exhibit anti-social behaviour. However, we have been instructed by the Government that we are not to use this provision, and instead, we must work with our clients to help them live better lives”.

    “While we suffer!” said Sandra.

    Not content with leaving the neighbours of HNZ houses vulnerable to feral tenants like these, the Government is now considering removing the ability for all landlords to terminate a tenancy with what they call a 90 day ‘no reason’ notice. This change would apply to both Housing New Zealand and all private landlords.

    Sandra is not a tenant. She and Terry own their own home, but they now have to put up with neighbours from hell. They could sell, but why should they be forced out? And who would buy? So this move affects everyone – owner-occupiers, the good tenants next to the problem tenants, and landlords.

    The publicity around this proposal seems to be based on some fundamental misconceptions around the powers of landlords and their behaviour.

    There is actually no such thing as a ‘No Reason 90-day Termination Notice’. There is always a reason why a landlord would issue such a notice. To actually state the reason is to give grounds for an argument and for the subsequent making of false promises about improvements in behaviour and conduct, promises that are seldom if ever kept. Every sane landlord’s fundamental desire is to keep every rental property tenanted for each and every day of the year. That’s the way they maximise their cashflow and thus their income. No landlord terminates a tenancy just on a whim, because they feel like it. A days vacancy is a day's rent they can never ever recover, and most terminations result in a week or more between tenants moving out and the new tenants moving in. That is income permanently and irrevocably lost.

    Contrary to widespread belief, a landlord cannot evict a tenant. ‘Eviction’ sounds great in the shock-horror media stories, but no residential landlord actually has the power to evict. He can terminate a tenancy within the legal timeframes, but if the tenant then refuses to leave the property the landlord must then go to the Tenancy Tribunal and ask for a Possession Order. If then, despite the Possession Order and the presence of a Bailiff, the tenant still occupies the property the landlord must then go to the District Court with his Possession Order and request an Eviction Order. If the District Court issues that Order he must then take that to the police for them to actually carry out the eviction. Thus an eviction is a matter for the District Court and the Police, never the landlord. The popular image of jackbooted landlords evicting tenants left right and centre is pure fabrication.

    If the proposal to remove 90-day notice termination proceeds, any disruptive and socially undesirable tenants could only be removed by a Tenancy Tribunal ruling. This would need proof from their neighbours as witnesses to their misdeed. Sandra, like most people, would be fearful of giving evidence in front of a Tenancy Adjudicator against their feral neighbours while their intimidating gang associates look on. This opens up the potential for verbal abuse and physical retaliation.

    It is likely that this change will be accompanied by the removal of the fixed-term tenancy option so, in effect, all tenancies will be periodic, only terminating either when the tenant chooses to depart or can be proven to have breached either the Tenancy Act or the tenancy agreement. Even on a sale of the property, the tenant would have the right to remain. The property may well be trapped into the rental market, and if sold, that would have to be to another landlord, not a potential owner-occupier. Would people rent out their own homes while they are away overseas for a year or two? Probably not, as under this proposal, it would be impossible to regain the occupation of the property when they return. Once a rental, always a rental. Thus we would see these houses sitting empty and dusty while the homeless huddle shivering in the streets.

    So who would benefit if the government's proposal to eliminate the 90-day notice option is adopted?

    Tenants whose priorities and values that may not align with yours. 

    Who would suffer?

    All other housing occupants, both owner-occupiers and good tenants.

    Wherever you live, however you live, regardless of your homeownership status, your life could easily be made miserable, your sleep ruined, and your family threatened because no landlord, public or private, would be able to control the behaviour of those who would now have unfettered occupation of their property.

     

    This is a guest blog submission from APIA member Peter Lewis. Guest submissions are a way for APIA members to share their views and experiences with each other and do not necessarily reflect the views and position of the APIA.

     


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Peter Lewis

    Peter is the Vice President of both the Auckland Property Investors' Association and the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation. He is not an accountant. 


     


              

    Rugby: NZ Heartland XV defeats Vanua XV in Lautoka

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    In partnership with Playwrights' Studio Scotland, Playmarket New Zealand abd Creative New Zealand, we are delighted to announce the opportunity for a playwright based in Scotland to spend three months as writer-in-residence with a theatre company in New Zealand.

    The residency foolows Arthur Meek's successful residency with Magnetic North in 2016, which resulted in him writing Erewhon Revisited, which premiered in September this year at the Christchurch Arts Festival.

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    Stevivor will not publish a Pokemon Sword and Shield review as a Nintendo Australia and New Zealand (AUNZ) representative has confirmed early review code will not be provided on Nintendo Switch. In an email sent to Stevivor, a Nintendo AUNZ rep confirmed that “copies of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will only be available for media review […]

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    ‘OK, boomer’: 25-year-old lawmaker shuts down heckler during climate change speech - The Washington Post

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    #Restaurant's gesture of support for mum given rude receipt by #Cafe

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    Distance from whanganui to Castlepoint, New Zealand

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    Distance from whanganui to Castlepoint, New Zealand

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    - 호주 농축산물 교역 증가 기대, 대인도네시아 투자 기회 확대 전망 -  

    - 호주-인도네시아 정상회담 긍정적, 가까운 시일 내 FTA 협정 발효 예상 -

     

     

     

    □ 자유무역협정 주요 내용

     

      ㅇ 인도네시아-호주 경제동반자협정 배경 및 전망

        - 2007 8월 호주와 인도네시아는 양국 간 자유무역협정(FTA)을 위한 공동 타당성 조사에 착수했으며, 2009 4월에 연구가 완료됨.

        - 2010년 호주 줄리아 길라드(Julia Gillard) 총리와 인도네시아 수실로 밤방 유도요노(Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono) 대통령을 통해 시작된 자유무역협정 협상을 시작으로 지난 8년간의 지속적인 협의 및 타진을 통해 20193 4일 두 국가는 인도네시아-호주 경제동반자 정((Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, IA‑CEPA)에 서명했음.

        - 한편 지난 2019 10 20일 호주 스콧 모리슨(Scott Morrison) 총리가 인도네시아 대통령 2기 취임식 축하를 위해 인도네시아를 방문했으며, 조코 위도도(Joko Widodo) 인도네시아 대통령과의 긍정적 정상회담을 통해 가까운 시일 내 FTA 협정이 발효될 것으로 기대되고 있음.

        - 또한 호주 정부가 야당에서 요구한 FTA 관련 수정안 중 상당 부분을 수용해 지난 10월 21 FTA 비준안이 하원에서 통과됐고 11월 상원에서도 무탈한 통과가 예상되고 있음.

     

      ㅇ 상품 무역 부문

        - 인도네시아로 수출되는 호주 원산지 상품의 99% 이상이 2020년까지 면세 또는 상당히 개선된 관세를 적용받도록 조정될 예정임. 이는 현재 적용되고 있는 아세안-호주-뉴질랜드 자유무역협정(ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand) 85%보다 높은 수준임.

        - 인도네시아는 호주산 송아지, 냉동 쇠고기, 양고기, 곡물사료, 강판 코일, 감귤류, 당근 및 감자 등의 주요 상품에 대해 수입 허가 자동 발급을 보장하기로 함.

     

    대인도네시아 호주 수출 관세 조정 주요 품목

    품목

    발효 시 실행

    장기적 결과

    살아있는 수송아지

    (Live male cattle)

    1년차 기준 57만 5000마리 송아지에 대해 무관세 적용(기존 5%)

    - 6년차까지 매년 4%씩 늘려 70만 마리 적용

    - 후속 증가에 대한 검토

    냉동 쇠고기

    (Frozen beef)

    무제한 수출 및 2.5% 관세 적용(기존 5%)

    5년 후 관세 철폐

    양고기

    (Sheep meat)

    무제한 수출 및 2.5% 관세 적용(기존 5%)

    5년 후 관세 철폐

    곡물사료

    (Feed grains)

    1년차 기준 50만 톤에 대해 무관세 적용

    이후 연 5% 물량 증대

    설탕

    (Sugar)

    5%로 관세 인하(2017년 결정)

    지속

    유제품

    (Dairy)

    다수 유제품 품목에 대한 관세 철폐 또는 인하

     이외 유제품 관세 모두 철폐

    감귤류

    (Citrus)

    귤: 연간 7500톤에 대해 10%로 관세 인하

    (기존 25%)

     - 20년에 거쳐 0%로 관세 인하

     - 이후 무제한 물량 대한 무관세 적용

    오렌지: 1년차 기준 1만 톤에 대해 무관세 적용

    이후 연 5% 물량 증대

    레몬: 1년차 기준 5000톤에 대해 무관세 적용

    이후 연 2.5% 물량 증대

    채소류

    (Vegetables)

    감자: 5년간 1만톤에 대해 10%로 관세 인하

    (기존 25%)

     - 5년 후 연 1만 2500톤 대해 5% 관세 적용

     - 이후 연 2.5%의 물량 증대

    당근: 연간 5000톤에 대해 10%로 관세 인하

    (기존 25%)

     - 15년에 거쳐 0%로 관세 인하

     - 이후 무제한 물량에 대해 0% 관세 허용

    냉열압연강철코일

    (Hot and cold rolled steel coil)

    1년차 기준 25만 톤에 대해 2.5~0% 관세 적용

    (기존 11.25%)

    이후 연 5% 물량 증대

    음극 구리

    (Copper cathodes)

    관세 철폐

     

    자료: 호주 외무성

     

        - 호주는 수출 및 수입업자의 상품 무역 촉진을 위해 행정 절차를 개선하기로 했으며, 호주는 아세안-호주-뉴질랜드 자유무역헙정을 바탕으로 인도네시아 제품의 호주 수입에 대한 잔여 관세를 즉시 철폐할 예정임.

        - 또한 호주에서는 FTA 최초로 비관세조치에 대한 정기적 논의를 가능하게 하는 양자 협력 메커니즘을 마련해 양국 간 비관세장벽에 대한 개선 방안을 지속 논의해 갈 예정임.

        - 해당 FTA의 일환으로 인도네시아 정부의 요청에 따라 호주는 인도네시아 전기차에 대한 자유로운 원산지 요건을 제공하기로 함.

     

      ㅇ 서비스 및 투자

        - 교육 서비스는 호주의 대인도네시아 주요 서비스 수출 분야 중 하나로 2018년 기준 99800만 호주 달러에 달함. 한편, 여행 상품은 인도네시아의 주요 서비스 수출 분야임.

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    “It’s probably the best day of my life,” the 27-year-old said, days after the biggest score of his short poker career.

    Ermir Dunga

    He streamed the last six hours of the tournament live on his Twitch channel from his home in Tirana, the capital of the southern European nation of Albania. It was a bare-bones production compared to a lot of the streams he watches, streaming an unedited 480p view of his laptop screen without any bells or whistles. But the content itself — a run to the final table of the largest weekly tournament on the internet — shone through and drew a significant audience.

    “Everyone was gifting subs and gifting bits and the chat was so hot,” said Dunga, who plays on PokerStars as “MiryAlbania.” “I was feeling like Lex Veldhuis for a moment because the chat was going by so fast I wasn’t able to read it.”

    The rush of new viewers and subscribers from around the world was exhilarating. But more importantly, the score he’d just streamed live was his third in the span of just a few weeks, and easily the largest of them. It gave him enough money to quit his job and kick off a quest to become the first full-time poker streamer from his country.

    “Here the average for a good full-time job is about $300 a month. So you can make the calculations — the amount I won is a lot of money here,” he said. “It’s not $1,000 or something. With $28,000 you can really do something. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to chase something for myself.”

    <Watch Sunday Million Pokerstars with $109k uptop !giveaway !retweet from MiryAlbania on www.twitch.tv

    Twitch, sleep, repeat

    Zynga’s play money games on Facebook got Dunga started in poker back in 2010. He started playing for real money on PokerStars in 2014, but he says he’s never made a deposit, and he’s only played live poker once.

    “It was a cash game and I lost $20,” he said. Online, he was able to get comfortable with the game for free and then compete for more reasonable stakes when he wanted to play for real money. And once he found Twitch poker streams, his life settled into a pattern.

    He took the first tentative steps toward streaming when he started using Twitch as a sort of personal video recorder back in 2017.

    “I didn’t know how to make a video of my screen, to keep a record of my game, so I said, ‘I’ll stream it and I’ll have it there,'” he said. “So it’s not that I was streaming to have viewers or anything, just for myself. If there was an option to keep it private I would have done it, but there isn’t. I just did it for myself the first time.”

    A move to Denmark for work temporarily drove gaming and Twitch to the wayside, but eventually Dunga returned to Albania. While he didn’t find work right away, he did find the Twitch poker community.

    “It was just Twitch and sleep, that was my life for eight months,” he said. “I got to know a lot of people, a lot of streamers, a lot of people who chat in the streams, especially on the poker category. That’s what I based my game on.”

    Tirana, capital city of Albania and home of Ermir Dunga

    From small streams to big cashes

    In his quest to learn more about the game, Dunga naturally gravitated toward streams with smaller audiences.

    “I like streamers like Lex, but it’s hard to interact with him in chat — I can’t ask him questions about why he plays the way he does because he might miss my chat with 6,000 people watching.”

    When an audience more on the scale of a few dozen people is watching a stream, interaction is considerably easier. A curious mind can pick up a lot about the game very quickly.

    “With small streamers there’s a benefit, that you can ask the streamer ‘why did you do that?’ and ‘what do you think of this spot?’ A lot of streamers these days have a Discord channel, and I use that a lot to post my hands. They love it because they like to review hands from Twitch chat, and that’s helped me a lot.”

    Beyond that, streamers and the people in chat end up getting to know each other. “We’ve exchanged Twitter and everything, and it gets a little more personal because you know more about these people’s life from social media. The next time you watch a stream [after interacting], you get closer to that streamer, you know?”

    Dunga credits Twitch streamers unconquer3d from New Zealand and BensBenz from the United States for helping him to learn the game — and to BensBenz in particular for building his bankroll through stake giveaways on his stream.

    BensBenz streams on Twitch

    “Everyone who gets a stake is freerolling — if we win we give him half, and if we lose it’s nothing. So he staked me into a $22 tournament with $80K guaranteed on another site, and I got a decent amount of cash, about $240, and sent him back half. So that was where my bankroll started, with that little amount of money.”

    The next three weeks were filled with even more success. When he wasn’t working his day job as a cryptocurrency account manager, Dunga was making final tables in $5 and $10 tournaments — and building an audience as he streamed it all.

    “One night I was deep in a tournament, almost to the final table, and I realized that nobody popular was streaming at that time. So maybe it’s a chance for me! I got about 40 or 50 viewers, which is a lot in my first stream. I couldn’t even get a subscribe button or anything because you have to stream for seven days first.

    “And I really enjoyed it to talk with chat and they talked with me back, and they were making jokes and things like that, and I loved it. That’s where I first thought I might want to stream. And then the Sunday Million confirmed it because that day was crazy. I had like 450 viewers!”

    “Even before the Sunday Million I got two decent cashes. I got second in a $20K guaranteed for $2,800, which is a lot for me, and then I got sixth in another $20K for about $600. From freerolling going to there, it’s pretty amazing.”

    Buoyed by all his successes, he skipped the satellite path he’d taken to playing in the Sunday Million a few times before. This time he bought in directly — and cashed out in fifth place.

    Launching the dream

    Now that he’s adequately bankrolled to take a shot at his dream of playing poker and streaming full-time, Dunga is setting a multi-step plan into motion.

    First up is a move. “I live in a good area of Tirana, and I’m not paying any rent because this is my house I’m living in right now. But I’m going to rent a bigger house after the big score.”

    Next is a new streaming rig. “Well, not ‘new,'” he corrects. “I don’t really have an old one, but I will buy everything I need for a streaming setup. By the first days of December I plan to be a full-time streamer.”

    He’s also planning to build on the strong foundation that his favorite Twitch streamers have given him. “I’ve been starting to do video calls with unconquer3d, he’s been coaching me,” he says. And in the tradition of BensBenz, Dunga has already been doing on-stream giveaways for his audience.

    The next dream: a Platinum Pass

    On top of it all, he says he’s keeping his sights aimed high. “My next dream is to win a Platinum Pass. I’m going to try five or 10 times a day to satellite in through the $2 Mega Path. That’s a dream for everyone, to play in the biggest tournament of the year. Who knows?”

    “But if I win a Platinum Pass it will be very difficult for me,” he muses. “I don’t know how to tell when somebody has a hand when I play live poker! Even if I don’t win a Platinum Pass, I would love to come to Barcelona during the tournament and just spectate. Maybe I can work on commentary with Joe Stapleton. Or just shake Ramon Colillas’s hand and take a picture. If I have him on my table I will probably just pass out!”

    Ready to go

    Given how far Dunga has come in such a short time, and how much support he has from his online community, he’ll probably adapt quickly if he finds himself playing at the PSPC. But what he’s really hoping is that that his fellow Albanians might adapt their views about poker if he can show them what the game is really all about.

    Ermir Dunga and friend

    “People here like to play poker, but there are no tournaments here, not even in casinos or anything. Poker here is thought of as just gambling — people don’t have a good opinion of it. I don’t blame them, that’s just the way it is here. But hopefully I will change that.”

    That change has already started at home. “Streaming poker here — you know, at first my brother was not OK with it,” he says. “Now that I have the big scores, he sees that I’m serious about it.”

    That could be the most important ingredient of all. There’s a certain sense of freedom that comes from feeling secure like Ermir Dunga does now, one that goes a long way in a game where confident players reign supreme. And he has never felt more confident than he does right now.

    “I’m feeling really good about my game right now,” he says. “And I can’t wait to play next month.”


              

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    The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

    Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golf calendar.

    Developed by the USGA and The R&A in close coordination with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS will provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world.

    A key objective of the initiative was to develop a modern system, enabling as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. Golfers will be able to transport their Handicap Index globally and compete or play a casual round with players from other regions on a fair basis. It will also indicate the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving the next time they go out to play.

    The table lists the estimated implementation timeframes for a selection of countries:

     

    Indicative Time Frame*

    Country

    January

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    February – March - April

    Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden

    May - June - July – August

    Portugal

    September - October – November – December

    Great Britain and Ireland

    *Subject to change

    The WHS has two main components – the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System. The Rules of Handicapping are encompassed within seven Rules to inform administrators and golfers on how an official Handicap Index is calculated and administered, with some flexibility given to national associations based on how the sport is played and enjoyed in their region. The Course Rating System, based on the USGA Course Rating System first adopted nearly 50 years ago and already adopted on nearly every continent, sets out a consistent method of determining a course’s difficulty. Together, these components become the foundational elements in determining a golfer’s Handicap Index.

    “When the golf community works together, everyone benefits,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.  “We have seen the benefit that handicapping has provided for decades, providing greater enjoyment for all who play. To have a single set of Rules of Handicapping for the game will connect golfers from country to country, and we are excited to bring the best of all worlds together through this initiative.

    “It is one of the many ways we are investing in golf’s future, to strengthen and foster growth of the entire game for years to come.”

    Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The game of golf is transforming to meet the needs of the modern-day golfer; modernizing the Rules this year was an important step forward in that regard and the World Handicap System will be another.

    “Our hope is that the launch of the WHS will be a catalyst for change; signalling the start of a new era of golfer engagement, being inclusive by embracing all golfers, whatever their level of ability, and broadening its appeal to a much wider audience.”

    “Change also means opportunity and, managed appropriately, this can only be good for the game. It does mean there will be a period of adjustment, as we saw with the new Rules, but once it beds in golfers and golf clubs will benefit in many ways from the new system.”

    In preparation for the launch of the WHS, more than 3,000 golf courses have been rated for the first time and an extensive education program has been delivered. By the end of 2019, more than 90 National Associations will have attended an educational seminar and a robust library of resources is hosted on WHS.com to support regional education.

    Rules of Handicapping books are being produced and will be translated and delivered through national associations.

    In addition, the USGA and The R&A have developed a series of golfer-focused materials, including videos, infographics and posters, which can be used by national associations and shared with golf clubs for the benefit of golfers. 

    This includes a promotional video which can be seen here featuring Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player and voices of recreational golfers from around the world to encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap.

    The materials explain the system’s key features, including:

    • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a Handicap Index reflects demonstrated ability
    • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; with the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap being 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds (with some discretion available for national or regional associations)
    • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness/control
    • A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day
    • Timely handicap revisions
    • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only)
    • A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game

    The formation of a World Handicap System was first conceived in 2011 between the USGA and The R&A in an effort to engage more golfers in the game and promote equity, no matter where golf is played. The effort unites six existing handicapping systems into one, while embracing the many ways the game is played across cultures. 

    Beginning in 2020, the new WHS will be governed by the USGA and The R&A and administered by national and regional golf associations around the world.

    The existing six handicapping authorities, Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA, represent approximately 15 million golfers in 80 countries who currently maintain a golf handicap.  

    As an extension of their support of the Rules of Golf worldwide, Rolex has made a commitment to support the USGA’s and The R&A’s efforts to implement the World Handicap System.

    To learn more about the World Handicap System, please visit WHS.com. For WHS information specific to a country, use the Association Finder for further information.

     

    About the USGA

    The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, as well as 10 amateur championships and international matches, attracting players and fans around the world. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings, with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico.

    The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and the work of the USGA Foundation. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents. For more information, visit www.usga.org.

    About The R&A

    Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur events, international matches and rankings. Together The R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions but sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 36 million golfers in 143 countries and with the consent of 158 organisations from amateur and professional golf.

    The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the sport internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities.  For more information, visit www.randa.org.


              

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    Jakarta, Gotoseajobs.com -. PORT STATE CONTROL (PSC)
    Port State control (PSC) merupakan Lembaga/ organisasi yang berfungsi melakukan pengawasan terhadap kapal kapal asing yang memasuki wilayah pelabuhan untuk memastikan bahwa kondisi kapal kapal tersebut layak dan dioperasikan sesuai dengan standar Internasional dalam hal keselamatan dan keamanan serta pencegahan pencemaran lingkungan maritim.


    Indonesia sebagai salah satu anggota International Maritime Organization (IMO) tergabung dalam Asia Pacific Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, yang dikenal dengan nama TOKYO MOU yang beranggotakan 20 Negara, yaitu negara negara yang secara geografis terletak dikawasan Asia - Pacific. 20 Negara tersebut adalah : 

    Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Fiji, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu dan Viet Nam.


    Setiap Tahun TOKYO MOU menerbitkan Laporan Tahunan mengenai Aktifitas Port State Control dikawasan Asia Pacific (Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia - Pacific Region).


    Dalam melaksanakan aktifitasnya melakukan fungsi pengawasan ke kapal kapal, tidak ada kaitannya dengan kondisi politik suatu negara. 

    PSC selalu mengacu pada instrumen yang jelas sebagai dasar dalam melakukan inspeksi, Instrumen tersebut adalah :

    − Konvensi Internasional tentang Load Lines, 1966;

    − Protocol of 1988 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional tentang LoadLines, 1966, dan amandemennya;

    − Konvensi Internasional for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, dan Amandemennya;

    − Protocol of 1978 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974;

    − Protocol of 1988 kaitannya dengan Konvensi Internasional for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974;

    − Konvensi Internasional for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, dimodifikasi oleh Protocol of 1978 yang berkaitan dengannya, dan amandemennya;

    − Konvensi Internasional tentang Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers,
    1978, dan Amandemennya;

    − Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972;

    − Konvensi Internasional tentang Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969;

    − Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976 (ILO Convention No. 147);

    − Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;

    − Konvensi Internasional tentang Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001;

    − Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969;

    − Konvensi Internasional untuk Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.


    Dari SUMMARY OF PORT STATE INSPECTION DATA 2016 – 2018, tercatat bahwa dari 659 kapal berbendera Indonesia yang di inspeksi oleh Port State, 58 diantaranya ditahan oleh port state / Detention. Excess factor sebesar 1.3 %. 

    Sehingga Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2018 yang diterbitkan oleh TOKYO MOU, telah menempatkan Indonesia dalam kategori BLACK LIST, kalah jauh dibandingkan dengan negara tetangga kita Malaysia, dari 571 kapal berbendera Malaysia yang di inspeksi oleh Port state, hanya 14 kapal yang ditahan oleh Port State, dengan Excess factor sebesar minus 1.05 % telah menempatkan Malaysia dalam kategori Whitelist, sementara itu Indonesia dengan sangat agresif berwacana ingin menjadi POROS MARITIM DUNIA.


    Sungguh miris, bagaimana mungkin Indonesia menjadi POROS MARITIM DUNIA apabila Indonesia masih berada dalam kategori Blacklist. 

    Rasanya sangat jauh panggang dari api.
    Indonesia berada pada kategori Blacklist oleh Tokyo MOU merupakan gambaran umum kondisi  Pelayaran Indonesia dimata dunia.


    Sah sah saja Jika Indonesia berwacana ingin menjadi Poros Maritim dunia, tidak ada yang salah dengan wacana tersebut namun harus diikuti dengan tindakan yang nyata dalam menyiapkan sumber daya manusia yang mumpuni serta komitmen yang kuat dari pemerintah dan pelaku usaha/ pemangku kepentingan  untuk dapat mewujudkan keinginan tersebut. 

    Dengan situasi dan  kondisi dunia Pelayaran Indonesia saat ini, apa mungkin ? ( Rudy Kumesan )


              

    Fighting Terrorism by Restricting Freedom of Speech: Does It Work?

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      In the aftermath of the terrorist attack perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch which killed 51 people and left 49 injured, the New Zealand government enacted a set of counterterrorism measures in an attempt to prevent other similar attacks from happening again. Measures included a ban on all semi-automatic weapons and […]

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    Pokemon Gun and Bullet

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    I attempt somewhat of a palette cleanser in this episode, and If I do say so myself, I royally screw it up. At least for the first 20 or so minutes.

    We talk about new Zealand, Anthem, Division 2 and of course, the new Pokemon game. 

    As a person of color, we are inextricably linked to the politics of living, so forgive me. Otherwise, grab a coffee, some tea, and join me.




              

    AUSTRALIAN OPEN COACHES ANNOUNCED

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    The Australian Touch Association have announced the coaching appointments for Australia’s Open teams, who will defend their World Number 1 ranking at the 2007 World Cup in South Africa. The calibre of candidates was extremely high and following an extensive process never before undertaken in the appointment of Touch coaches, the successful individuals were: Mens Open – Tony Trad Womens Open – Kerry Norman Mixed Open – Gary Madders The extended process included detailed analysis of applications, an interview, a practical presentation and performance appraisal of all candidates. The Panel included the National Coaching Director, a member of the Board of Directors, the National Technical Manager and an external representative from the Australian Sports Commission Coaching and Officiating division. The make-up of the Panel ensured that extensive analysis of the candidates was undertaken. Tony Trad led the Australian Mixed team to reclaim the Number 1 Mixed crown at the 2003 World Cup in Japan, having closed the gap on New Zealand mixed teams in the last two Trans Tasman campaigns. Kerry Norman was assistant coach of the Open Womens team that also successfully defended its world title in Japan and has also held the position of Australian womens 20s coach at the Youth World Cup in 2001. Gary Madders has been a successful Australian Youth coach in recent years and coach of the highly successful Womens Brisbane City Cobras team at the last national titles. The quality of candidates made the decision extremely difficult and the limited number of positions[...]
              

    Click Flat-Pack Chair by Will Cook can be Assembled in Minutes

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    When people think of flat-pack furniture, they definitely mean it to be carried away easily. This type of furniture is especially useful for those who have to frequently move to different places. Keeping in mind the burden of moving furniture from place to place, New Zealand-based student designer Will Cook of Massey University College of ...
              

    Catch You on the Flip Side (Rebroadcast) - 30 September 2019

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    Some countries have strict laws about naming babies. New Zealand authorities, for example, denied a request to name some twins Fish and Chips.  Plus, Halley's Comet seen centuries before English astronomer Edmund Halley ever spotted it. That's an example of Stigler's Law, which says no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer. Funny thing is, Stigler didn't come up with that idea. Finally, anagrams formed by rearranging the letters of another word. But what do you call anagrams that are synonyms, like "enraged" and "angered"? There's a word for that, too. Also, flip side, over yonder, kyarn, old-fashioned script, avoiding adverbs, and another country heard from.

    Read full show notes, hear hundreds of free episodes, send your thoughts and questions, and learn more on the A Way with Words website: https://waywordradio.org/. Email words@waywordradio.org. Twitter @wayword. Our listener phone line 1 (877) 929-9673 is toll-free in the United States and Canada. Elsewhere in the world, call +1 (619) 800-4443; charges may apply. From anywhere, text/SMS +1 (619) 567-9673. Copyright Wayword, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation.


              

    Frozen Rope (Rebroadcast) - 19 August 2019

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    Where would you find a sports commentator talking about high cheese and ducks on a pond? Here's a hint: both terms are part of what make the language of America’s pastime so colorful. And: a government official in New Zealand proposes a new, more respectful term for someone with autism. Plus, the roots of that beloved Jamaican export, reggae music. Also, hang a snowman, goat rodeo, jimson weed, work-brickle vs. work-brittle, OK vs. okay, and banana bag.

    Read full show notes, hear hundreds of free episodes, send your thoughts and questions, and learn more on the A Way with Words website: https://waywordradio.org/. Email words@waywordradio.org. Twitter @wayword. Our listener phone line 1 (877) 929-9673 is toll-free in the United States and Canada. Elsewhere in the world, call +1 (619) 800-4443; charges may apply. From anywhere, text/SMS +1 (619) 567-9673. Copyright Wayword, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation.


              

    Appointment of the Retirement Commissioner

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    Pursuant to section 28(1)(a) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 and section 82 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has appointed

    Jane Theresa Wrightson, of Wellington

    as Retirement Commissioner for a term of three years commencing on 10 February 2020 and expiring on 9 February 2023.

    Dated at Wellington this 24th day of October 2019.

    Hon KRIS FAAFOI, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.


              

    Acting Employment Court Judge Appointed

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    Pursuant to section 207 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, Her Excellency the Governor-General of New Zealand has been pleased to appoint:

    Mark Eversfield Perkins

    retired Employment Court Judge, to be an acting judge of the Employment Court for a term of 12 months commencing on 28 December 2019.

    Dated at Wellington this 31st day of October 2019.

    Hon DAVID PARKER, Attorney-General.


              

    Reappointments / Appointments to the Psychologists Board of New Zealand

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    Pursuant to section 120 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Minister of Health has reappointed

    Elliot Bell

    as a health practitioner member of the Psychologists Board of New Zealand, for a two-year term of office commencing on the publication of this notice; and appointed

    Tania Cargo

    as a health practitioner member of the Psychologists Board of New Zealand, for a three-year term of office commencing on the publication of this notice; and reappointed

    Nalini Meyer

    as a layperson member of the Psychologists Board of New Zealand, for a three-year term of office commencing on the publication of this notice; and appointed

    Lisa Lawrence

    Bradley Watson

    as layperson members of the Psychologists Board of New Zealand, for a three-year term of office commencing on the publication of this notice.

    Dated at Wellington this 4th day of November 2019.

    Hon Dr DAVID CLARK, Minister of Health.


              

    Reappointment to the Maritime New Zealand Board

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    Pursuant to section 28 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Minister of Transport is pleased to reappoint

    Belinda Vernon

    to the Board of Maritime New Zealand as a member and Deputy Chair for a term commencing on 5 November 2019 and ending on 28 Feburary 2021.

    Dated at Wellington this 5th day of November 2019.

    Hon PHIL TWYFORD, Minister of Transport.


              

    Presentations by: Emily Olsen & Karsen Shoger - 11/11/2019 12:00 PM

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    Emily Olsen (Lab of Dr. Doug Reed)
    "Purification and Characterization Hyperimmune Antibodies Produced in New Zealand White Rabbits Against Francisella tularensis"

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    Karsen Shoger (Lab of Dr. Rachel Gottschalk)
    "Tissue Specific Expression of Cish Supports Alveolar Macrophage Homeostatic Function"


              

    England downed by New Zealand following horror collapse in 14-run defeat

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    Wicket of skipper Eoin Morgan sparks collapse that they could not recover from
              

    New York City Voters Just Adopted Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. Here’s How It Works

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    New York City voted on Tuesday to change the way it determines election winners. With approval from more than 73% of voters, the Big Apple joins Maine and countries including Australia and New Zealand in adopting what’s known as ranked-choice voting. This popular electoral system allows voters to rank candidates by preference, meaning they can…
              

    The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand

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    Twenty-five-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, a Green party MP in New Zealand, was delivering a speech on a Zero Carbon Bill
              

    Europe's loss could be NZ wine industry's gain

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    New Zealand wine exporters may be in line to reap some benefits after the US slapped a new tariff on European wine imports.
              

    Westpac NZ has profit growth despite costs and competition

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    Westpac New Zealand's profit has grown marginally as expenses rose and margins were hit by lower interest rates and tougher competition.
              

    Avengers: Endgame debuts on Disney+ sooner than expected

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    Avengers: Endgame debuts on Disney+ sooner than expected

    Disney's online streaming service is about to launch, and some of you might have already decided to subscribe, perhaps due to a persuasive deal that was in high demand.

    There's going to be tons of stuff straight from day one, as the company has portrayed here in a three-hour marathon trailer spectacular. However, there's one film that will likely bring much more customers their way than all the old Disney cartoons combined.

    We're of course talking about the blockbuster of all time, Avengers: Endgame.

    It has now been revealed that Disney will release the movie earlier than previously suggested, perhaps to accrue more impressive early numbers for their streaming service. It was suggested earlier that the movie would hit Disney+ roughly a month after the service launched.

    Avengers: Endgame joins launch titles, available immediately on November 12, alongside the likes of Star Wars show The Mandalorian and Captain Marvel. This is the case for the US and Canada, as well as the Netherlands.

    In Australia and New Zealand it's also a launch title but the service launches a week later. As for other markets, Disney's tweet didn't reveal the details.

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    GB test update: No call for Regan Grace, better news on Luke Thompson

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    SAINTS prop Luke Thompson has returned to training with the Great Britain squad in New Zealand and has been included in the 21-man squad for Saturday's second test against the Kiwis in Christchurch.
              

    England Community Lions go down to spirited defeat in New Zealand

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    ENGLAND Community Lions, featuring four Thatto Heath players, put up a spirited display before losing their final match on the three-game tour to New Zealand.
              

    Wayne Bennett is asked about Regan Grace after Ryan Hall knee dislocation

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    GREAT Britain boss Wayne Bennett faces a selection headache for next Saturday's second test with New Zealand after winger Ryan Hall dislocated his knee
              

    Wayne Bennett gives injury update on Luke Thompson

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    SAINTS prop Luke Thompson is unlikely to play again on the Great Britain tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
              

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    The Constellation Cup – Australia defeats new Zealand for the seventh year.

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    The Kiwis just missed. Australia won the Constellation Cup series in Perth. With both teams taking 2 wins it came down to percentage. Netball has long been the most popular sport for women and girls in Australia. There was a … Continue reading
              

    न्यूजीलैंड की पीएम का दो मिनट का वीडियो वायरल, लोग कर रहे जमकर तारीफ

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    डिजिटल डेस्क,नई दिल्ली। न्यूजीलैंड की प्रधानमंत्री जेसिंडा अर्डर्न का एक वीडियो सोशल मीडिया पर काफी वायरल हो रहा है। वीडियो को लेकर उनकी जमकर तारीफ हो रही है। वीडियो को खुद पीएम जेसिंडा ने फेसबुक पेज पर पोस्ट किया था। इनके पोस्ट को 50 हजार से ज्यादा लोग शेयर और लाखों लोग देख चुके हैं। 

    दरअसल बतौर पीएम जेसिंडा अर्डर्न ने दो साल पूरे कर लिए हैं। दो वर्ष पूरे होने पर जेसिंडा ने अपनी सरकार की उपलब्धियों का दो मिनट का वीडियो अपने फेसबुक पेज पर अपलोड किया। वीडियो में जेसिंडा ने बताया कि सरकार ने दो साल में 92 हजार नौकरियां दी, 2200 स्टेट हाउसेज बनाए, प्रदूषण और कैंसर से बचने के लिए जीरो कार्बन बिल सदन में लाए, जेलों में कैदियों की संख्या कम हुई। इसके अलावा उन्होंने कई सारी उपलब्धियां बताई। 

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    The Traits of an Agile Nation

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    Dr Rashina Hoda gave a TEDx talk in which she reflected on New Zealand’s response to the terror attacks of March 15, 2019. She described how the response showed the traits of an agile society, and presented a view of the agile manifesto values as an inspiration for societal change towards humanism and collaboration.

    By Shane Hastie
              

    New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change.

    The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. It gives some leeway to farmers, however, who bring in much of the country's foreign income.

    The bill was spearheaded by the liberal government but in the end was supported by the main conservative opposition party, which nevertheless promised changes if it wins the next election.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she sometimes despairs at the pace at which other countries are making changes to fight global warming and vowed that New Zealand would be a leader.

    "We're here because our world is warming. Undeniably it is warming," she said. "And so therefore the question for all of us is what side of history will we choose to sit on."

    The bill would require all greenhouse gases except methane from animals to be reduced to net zero by 2050. Methane emissions would be reduced by 10% by 2030 and by between about one-quarter and one-half by 2050.

    The bill establishes a Climate Change Commission, which will advise the government on how to reach its targets. The government has also promised to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years and ensure that the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy by 2035.

    Climate Change Minister James Shaw said the new law would help ensure a safer planet for everybody's children and grandchildren.

    "We've led the world before in nuclear disarmament and in votes for women, now we are leading again," he said.

    Agriculture is key to the economy of New Zealand, which is home to just under 5 million people but more than 10 million cows and some 28 million...


              

    Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

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    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs.

    The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2% to 2,140.64.

    Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.9% to 6,717.40, making it the best performer across regional markets. India's Sensex gained 0.5% to 40,651.44. Benchmarks in New Zealand advanced while Taiwan and Singapore declined.

    Earlier, a Reuters report that the United States and China may delay signing "Phase 1" of their trade deal until December sent U.S. shares decisively lower by midday. However, the drop didn't last long.

    After sinking 0.3%, the S&P 500 erased its loss within about two hours. The index closed 2.16 points, or 0.1% higher, at 3,076.78. It's within two points of its record.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average less than 0.1% to 27,492.56, and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.3% to 8,410.63.

    The U.S.-China trade war has been a top concern for investors since early 2018, and momentum has recently been tilting toward at least a partial agreement. That, combined with encouraging reports on the economy and corporate profits, have recently propelled U.S. indexes past their prior peaks from July to all-time highs.

    While acknowledging that trade talks could easily falter again, Jeff Mills, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, said both sides have an incentive to come to a deal. China's economic growth has slowed under the weight of increased U.S. tariffs. President Donald Trump's chances of re-election, meanwhile, likely hinge in large part on the economy, and a worsening trade war would only sour it.

    Mills is optimistic...


              

    Claire Cowan's fairy tale composition

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    The Royal New Zealand Ballet, for the first time, has commissioned a female composer to write a full length ballet. For composer Claire Cowan it's a fairy tale composition.
              

    New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

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    New_Zealand_Climate_Bill_27393New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change.
              

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    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

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    Decriminalising sex industry a gift to pimps and traffickers – 40-organisation coalition

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    The Proposal by Integra and Aditus to decriminalise the Sex Industry is a gift to pimps and traffickers and would turn Malta into a haven for Sex Tourism and increase sex trafficking, a multi-disciplinary Coalition comprising over forty organisations who work in the area of prostitution, trafficking, equality and human rights, said.

    They deem the proposal by Integra and aditus to be highly irresponsible and dangerous for our country.

    "Integra and Aditus, largely focus on promoting the rights of migrants and the LGBTIQ.  They should know that opening up the sex industry will not protect vulnerable people, but will increase the number abuses against vulnerable people and the incidence of trafficked victims. The relatively small number of transgender people and migrants entering prostitution, often do so not as a result of a free choice, but through desperation. This is not demonstrable agency and autonomy, but duress and coercion of circumstance, if not people."

    "Instead of completely legalising prostitution, we should unite to address the deficits in society that produce that desperation. We should work together to and ensure everyone has equal access to legal and decent employment. We must not open up the sex industry for this small minority of people at the expense of the overwhelming majority of vulnerable and exploited people."

    "If implemented, the Integra/aditus proposal will have devastating long terms physical and mental health repercussions on all prostituted persons, including those involved from the LGBTIQ and migrant communities. Prostitution can never be equated to a 'normal' job, a body can never been adequately protected as a 'place of work'."

    Regulation of the sex industry has without exception, failed to deliver its promised improvements to both the health of and conditions for women, the coalition said. "Evidence in these countries proves unequivocally that conditions for women in regulated prostitution industries are far worse."

    "In terms of public health, and on the premise of avoiding the spread of disease, compulsory medical testing of prostituted people is often required by law legalising prostitution. What this fails to realise is that diseases like HIV and STDs are overwhelmingly transmitted by men to women during intercourse. Yet, there are no requirements for male sex buyers to submit to disease control testing. Also, the incubation period of some diseases will give false negative results that present further health risks."

    "The model advocated by the Coalition has been found to be the best model that protects the health and safety of the prostituted person as it shifts the power from the buyer, who has full rights when buying in a decriminalised environment, to the seller. In all countries that have decriminalised prostitution, the sex industry expanded rapidly and the demand for prostitutes has not been meet with the supply of 'voluntary' prostitutes, locally. In every country where this happened, many foreign women, the vast majority of whom are poor and desperate; are lured, tricked or trafficked into more affluent countries to keep the sex industry going.  This raises class and race issues which are tolerated in a neo liberal economy that prioritises money over the well-being of those caught in the web of prostitution."

    "This was clearly the case in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand which have all seen significant increases in trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  All these countries are now scrambling to control and reverse the disastrous consequences of their legislative mistakes. Integra and Aditus incorrectly assert that prostitution and trafficking are divisible - they are not."

    Malta is at the cross roads and should learn from the mistakes made in other countries rather than fall into the same trap and suffer the same devastating consequences, they said.  The entities supporting the equality model and its attendant proposals are endorsed by the following organisations, leading figures and activists:

    Association for Equality (A4E), Attard Ladies Cultural Club (ALCC), Azzjoni Kattolika Maltija (AKM), Caritas, Dar Hosea, Dar Merhba Bik, Department of Gender Studies (UOM), Department of Social Policy and Social Work (UOM), emPOWer Platform, Business and Professional Women (Valletta) Malta (BPW), Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs Malta (FWE),  Malta Association of Women in Business (MAWB), Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (MFWS), National Centre for Family Research, National Observatory for Living with Dignity, National Institute for Childhood, Malta Girl Guides (MGG), Moviment Nisa' Partit Nazzjonalista (MNPN), National Council of Women (NCW), Soroptimists International Malta (SI), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Faculty of Theology (UOM), Ghaqda Studenti tat-Teologija, Good Shepherd Sisters, Justice and Peace Commission, Local Councils' Association, Malta Association of Public Health Medicine (MAPHM), Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations (MCWO), Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA), Malta Midwives Association (MMA), Men Against Violence (MAV), OASI Foundation, Saint Jeanne Antide Foundation (SJAF), Solidarity Overseas Service (SOS) Malta, University Chaplaincy, Victim Support Malta (VSM), Women's Rights Foundation, Women's Study Group (WSG), President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Dr Anna Borg - Academic and Women's Rights Activist, Ms Helen Burrows - International Human Rights Lawyer and Justice Reform Practitioner, Dr Angele Deguara - Academic and Social Activist, Dr Lara Dimitrijevic - Lawyer and Women's Rights Activist, Ms Francesca Fenech Conti - Women's rights activist and founder of the Women for, Ms Marietherese Gatt - Researcher and Women's rights activist, Ms Romina Gatt Lopez - Researcher - Dar Hosea, Dr Anna Vella - Management - Dar Hosea, Coalition Abolition Prostitution (CAP) International, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW), European Women's Lobby (EWL), Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment (SPACE) International

     



              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

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    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!

    For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.

    We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.

    There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.

    Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.

    As you teach in England, you'll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. It gives some leeway to farmers, […]
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

     Cache   
    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!

    For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.

    We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.

    There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.

    Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.

    As you teach in England, you'll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    Farm to plate innovation adds value.

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    Throughout provincial New Zealand there is a food revolution taking place boosting employment opportunities, adding value to raw products and growing this country’s reputation as a South Pacific food bowl.
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!

    --- Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    --- Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    --- Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    --- Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your development

    Quantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.

    By joining this wonderful program you will:

    --- Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
    --- Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
    --- Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
    --- Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

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    New Zealand lawmakers have joined together across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change
              

    Customer Service Experience - Competitive Compensation

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    About the Job Do you want the opportunity to change your life while helping change the lives of others? At American Income Life Insurance Company, that's exactly what we do. With roots going back to 1900, American Income Life has been committed to protecting America's families for generations. We are one of the largest providers of supplemental insurance coverage to labor unions, credit unions and associations - serving 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and New Zealand. Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to build your own business? Then we want to hear from you! American Income Life is currently seeking ambitious entry- and senior-level applicants with excellent communication skills to join our team of independent contractors. If you are looking to gain experience in a fast-growing industry and help those around you earn the money they deserve, contact us today! Visit ******************, and let's start this new journey together. American Income Life Insurance Company is a proud member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

     Cache   
    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!

    For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.

    We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.

    There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.

    Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.

    As you teach in England, you'll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    Comment on IWSG—November odds and sods by Adelaide Dupont

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    For so many of us who find sleeping and/or dreaming uncomfortable or worse, Carmel's story - or at least the extreme premise - would be a good one for the author who could do it. And there are more senses - like interoception and/or procipoception and also things like temperature. Congratulations on writing 3500 and more words a day. Thank you for the ASL alphabet and that pointer for where the B was. There is a good book showing the British two-hander - COLE'S FUNNY PICTURE BOOK - which a lot of Australians and New Zealanders use too. Anticipating the Deaf character writing post.
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!

    --- Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    --- Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    --- Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    --- Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your development

    Quantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.

    By joining this wonderful program you will:

    --- Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
    --- Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
    --- Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
    --- Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    Customer Service Experience - Competitive Compensation

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    About the Job Do you want the opportunity to change your life while helping change the lives of others? At American Income Life Insurance Company, that's exactly what we do. With roots going back to 1900, American Income Life has been committed to protecting America's families for generations. We are one of the largest providers of supplemental insurance coverage to labor unions, credit unions and associations - serving 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and New Zealand. Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to build your own business? Then we want to hear from you! American Income Life is currently seeking ambitious entry- and senior-level applicants with excellent communication skills to join our team of independent contractors. If you are looking to gain experience in a fast-growing industry and help those around you earn the money they deserve, contact us today! Visit ******************, and let's start this new journey together. American Income Life Insurance Company is a proud member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
              

    Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

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    Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealand resident returning from Samoa to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time.Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service — […]
              

    Crash on South Western Motorway, Manukau

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police Police are responding to a crash involving three vehicles on the South Western Motorway in Manukau, and motorists are advised to expect delays.Police are responding to a crash involving three vehicles on the South Western Motorway in Manukau, and motorists are advised to expect delays. Police were called about […]
              

    Grabaseat for ‘Party Gras’ flight to Sydney

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    Press Release – Air New Zealand Air New Zealands Grabaseat is proud to be getting the party started for Sydney Mardi Gras 2020, with its themed Party Gras flight set to take off from Auckland on Friday 28 February.7 November 2019 Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat is proud to be getting the party started for Sydney […]
              

    Fatal incident, Far North

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police Emergency services were called to the incident involving a single vehicle on State Highway 12 about 9.30pm.Police are responding to a fatal incident in the Far North. Emergency services were called to the incident involving a single vehicle on State Highway 12 about 9.30pm. Cordons are in place and […]
              

    Witnesses sought to fatal crash

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police Police investigating the fatal crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman this afternoon would like to speak with witnesses.Police investigating the fatal crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman this afternoon would like to speak with witnesses. The crash, involving three vehicles, was reported at 2.22pm. Anyone who witnessed the crash […]
              

    Update: Serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police One lane of the road north of Murchison near the stock effluent station/Weighbridge is expected to be open soon.One person has died following a serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman. The crash involving three vehicles was reported at 2.22pm. Three other people sustained moderate injuries. One lane of […]
              

    UPDATE: Terrace Tunnel reopened

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police The Terrace Tunnel is now open following a crash this afternoon. The crash involved two vehicles, not one, as mentioned in an earlier release. Police were called to the collision around 4.40pm. Early indications are a person may have suffered a medical …The Terrace Tunnel is now open following […]
              

    Single-vehicle crash at Terrace Tunnel

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    Press Release – New Zealand Police Emergency services are at the scene of a single-vehicle crash at Terrace Tunnel. The southbound lane is closed and northbound traffic is down to one lane. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.Emergency services are at the scene of a single-vehicle crash at Terrace Tunnel. The […]
              

    Unique, maxed-out Gladiator enters online sales arena

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    Press Release – Toyota New Zealand Kiwi Light truck fans are being given a unique opportunity to pick up a rare, one-off hyper Hilux with little more than run-in miles on the clock for a potential bargain.Kiwi Light truck fans are being given a unique opportunity to pick up a rare, one-off hyper Hilux with […]
              

    Fourth southbound lane opens on Southern Motorway

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    Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency A fourth southbound lane has opened on Aucklands Southern Motorway from the SH20/SH1 merge to the Hill Road off-ramp. The opening of the new lane this morning is a significant milestone for the Southern Corridor Improvements (SCI) project, says Waka Kotahi … A fourth southbound lane has opened […]
              

    Pieter and Emily win World Rugby's Player of the Year awards

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    Pieter and Emily win World Rugby's Player of the Year awards
    England centre Emily Scarratt has been named World Rugby Women's Player of the Year, with South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit collecting the Men's Player of the Year award.
    Scarratt saw off the challenge of her England colleagues Sarah Bern and Katy Daley-McLean. France's Pauline Bourdon and New Zealand's Kendra Cocksedge were also nominated.

    Previous English winners of the award include Sarah Hunter, Maggie Alphonsi and Shelley Rae.

    "It's mad," Scarratt said. "At the start of the season, I was still playing Sevens, so I have come back to XVs and got my teeth back into it.


              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

     Cache   
    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

     Cache   
    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!

    --- Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    --- Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    --- Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    --- Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your development

    Quantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.

    By joining this wonderful program you will:

    --- Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
    --- Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
    --- Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
    --- Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

     Cache   
    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

     Cache   
    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    Joe Denly is fighting to be fit for first Test against New Zealand

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    LAWRENCE BOOTH IN NAPIER: Joe Denly is touch and go to recover from injury in time for England's first Test against New Zealand this month, with Jonny Bairstow set to replace him.
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

     Cache   
    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!

    --- Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    --- Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    --- Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    --- Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your development

    Quantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.

    By joining this wonderful program you will:

    --- Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
    --- Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
    --- Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
    --- Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament

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    Symbol copyright NZ Parliament Symbol caption Chlöe Swarbrick mentioned he use of the word “OK boomer” made some other folks “very mad” A 25-year-old New Zealand baby-kisser has admitted making “some other folks very mad” via the usage of a viral word in parliament. Chlöe Swarbrick informed an older lawmaker “OK boomer” when they interrupted …
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government?s Department for Education.?The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.?As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.?We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.?Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.?As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won?t need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.?What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?Kayleigh ? Maths Teacher?I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.?Alex ? Maths Teacher?They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.?Amy ? Maths Teacher?The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!??
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

     Cache   
    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

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    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!

    For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.

    We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.

    There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.

    Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.

    As you teach in England, you'll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    CRICKET: England lose third T20 match in New Zealand

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    TOM Banton and Lewis Gregory featured together for England in the third IT20 match against New Zealand, but the day did not end happily for the tourists as they fell 2-1 behind in the series.
              

    Trump envoy revises testimony on Ukraine aid

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    Gordon Sondland says he now remembers saying US aid "likely" hinged on an inquiry sought by President Trump. Also: thousands of scientists warn climate emergency "clear and unequivocal", and a New Zealand man accidentally buys 1000 hens for less than 1 US$.
              

    Iron Maiden Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour With Killswitch Engage

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    Iron Maiden have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour with Killswitch Engage. Here’s the dates: 05/01 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena 05/03 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre 05/05 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre 05/07 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena 05/11 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena 05/13 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government?s Department for Education.?The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.?As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.?We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.?Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.?As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won?t need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.?What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?Kayleigh ? Maths Teacher?I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.?Alex ? Maths Teacher?They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.?Amy ? Maths Teacher?The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!??
              

    Topic "Returning to Canada" a message from PMM

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    Hi


    CynCardew wrote:
    I'm a Canadian married to an English man (UK) and together we have 2 Canadian Children, both born in Canada. We've lived in France for 7 years.

    My husband had a Permanent Resident Card in Canada but as it had expired while we were living in France, as we were planning a visit back to Canada, he needed to renounce it in order to apply for an ETA. We plan on moving back permanently next year, will he have to reapply for a Permanent Resident Card all over again?
    If yes, can he start the application process from France before our return? Knowing he'd have to go back to Canada for appointments or signing paperwork.
    For me and the kids, do we just start on paperwork (licence, healthcard etc) once we return?

    Thanks for any help or advice.


    1. No, the PR card is only the indication that a person has PR status, your spouse renounced his PR status. (He didn't have to do that, as he was accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse residing abroad he would have maintained his PR status, and only would have required a PR Travel Document to return to Canada) But that's water under the bridged.
    2. You will have to sponsor him. As a Canadian citizen residing abroad you can start the process, but will have to demonstrate what steps you have made to return to Canada if he is issued a PR visa (COPR). \
    3. If you sponsor abroad, any interviews would be held at the overseas processing office.

    4. You and your children will (depending) on the Province where you intend to settle, will most likely have a 3 months waiting period for Health Insurance after your arrival. Depending on what Drivers License you hold, it will be a straight swap for a Provincial DL. DLs that can be swapped


    • Austria

    • Australia

    • France

    • Germany

    • Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

    • Ireland

    • Japan

    • Netherlands

      • Except former territories in Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten.

    • New Zealand

    • South Korea (not motorcycles)

    • Switzerland

    • Taiwan (not motorcycles)


              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    Women’s health conference highlights the toll of violence and reproductive coercion

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    Amy Coopes writes: Intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion are common, significantly increase the odds of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes, and ought to be screened for by all women’s health specialists, a recent summit of Australian and New Zealand obstetricians and gynaecologists was told. Dr Vijay Roach, president of […]
              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

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    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government?s Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.?Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.?We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.?There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.?Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.As you teach in England, you?ll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won?t need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    C1149 Neds Creek Flood Mitigation

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    RFx ID: 21907805
    Organisation: Tasman District Council
    Open date: Thursday, 7 November 2019 3:30 PM +13:00
    Close date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 4:00 PM +13:00
    Categories: The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC)
    Region: New Zealand
    Overview: The Principal Tasman District Council is inviting tenders for Contract 1149 Neds Creek Flood Mitigation, Murchison.

    The scope of the work is to cut, transport, place and compact fill into the stopbank structure, shape and trim the banks, and reinstate the area.

    The work is fully described in the attached tender document, and key items of work are:
    - Construction of the contract works true to line, level and specification as described in the drawings and specifications appended.
    - Supply of all materials, plant and labour required to complete the contract works
    - Management of the site, ensuring compliance with Health & Safety, Environmental, Resource Consent, and contractual requirements.
    - Management of affected parties in co-ordination with Tasman District Council staff
    - Provision of necessary testing and certification of the works, in accordance with the specification.
    - Reinstatement of the site following completion of the works.

              

    Learning Management System - SaaS

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    RFx ID: 21894867
    Organisation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Open date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 3:00 PM +13:00
    Close date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 3:00 PM +13:00
    Categories: 86132000 - Management education and training services
    86132100 - Training planning, facilitation and delivery services
    86141700 - Educational technology
    Region: Wellington
    Overview: Te Papa is looking for a software as a service Learning Management System for our diverse workforce of 650 people.
    We need a system to help us:
    • Promote and administer a broad range of learning and development, literally from Art to Zoology.
    • Keep up to date with various licence renewals and certifications.
    • Handle the volume of front of house training during high season.

              

    Paediatric Audiology Child Hearing Aid Service

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    RFx ID: 21908195
    Organisation: Canterbury District Health Board
    Open date: Thursday, 7 November 2019 4:00 PM +13:00
    Close date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 2:00 PM +13:00
    Categories: 85000000 - Healthcare Services
    Region: Canterbury
    West Coast
    Overview: Canterbury DHB is seeking proposals from Respondents who have the capacity and capability to provide paediatric hearing aid assessment and habilitation services for service users referred from the Canterbury and West Coast DHB areas.
    We are seeking a provider that has the capability and infrastructure to provide a cost effective paediatric hearing aid fitting and habilitation service that follows best practice and meets the quality standards required by the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP) and New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS).

              

    National Initiative for Teaching Practice for Rebuilds and New Schools 2019 -2023

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    RFx ID: 21895890
    Organisation: Ministry of Education
    Open date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 5:00 PM +13:00
    Close date: Monday, 2 December 2019 11:00 AM +13:00
    Categories: 86000000 - Education and Training Services
    Region: New Zealand
    Overview: The National Initiative for Teaching Practice for Rebuilds and New Schools 2019-2023 is a new programme that aims to provide a fit for purpose, cost effective and coherent, uniform and equitable approach to assisting schools to develop an education brief, a vision for their future, plan a future focused curriculum and transform their teaching practice, concurrent with the phasing in a school’s build / redevelopment programme. The Ministry is seeking to appoint providers to a panel who will work collaboratively with each other and with the Ministry to create and develop, and improve upon, the current collateral available that will support all state funded schools through the transformation phase across New Zealand undergoing a new build and/or major redevelopment. The Ministry will provide leadership and coordination at a national level.

    The Ministry is looking for credible providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver ‘The National Initiative for Teaching Practice for Rebuilds and New Schools 2019-2023’ across New Zealand. They need to have a good track record in the management and implementation of facilitation and professional learning development related programmes and effective networks and strong relationships within local communities and with Iwi.

              

    RFP - Rental Cars

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    RFx ID: 21907388
    Organisation: Office of the Controller and Auditor-General
    Open date: Thursday, 7 November 2019 3:00 PM +13:00
    Close date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 5:00 PM +13:00
    Categories: 25000000 - Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components
    78000000 - Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
    90000000 - Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
    Region: New Zealand
    Overview: The Controller and Auditor-General requires staff to travel to many locations around New Zealand to meet clients as well as carry out annual audits. We are looking for service solutions for rental cars to ensure an appropriate range of vehicles are available to our staff at competitive rates. Location is important at main centre or regional airports. We are also interested in any additional services you may have such as the delivery and collection of vehicles from our offices

              

    Kiribati Fisheries - Offshore Fisheries Management Adviser

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    RFx ID: 21890393
    Organisation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Open date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 10:00 AM +13:00
    Close date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 5:00 PM +13:00
    Categories: 70100000 - Fisheries and aquaculture
    Region: International
    Overview: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS ROLE AND TO APPLY PLEASE SEE: https://www.seek.co.nz/job/40310538?searchrequesttoken=34fba58b-bb02-4194-9ac0-7f58f28ac26c&type=standout

    The New Zealand Government has partnered with the Government of Kiribati to provide specialist technical assistance to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development, to implement a Catch-Based Management system in the longline tuna fishery and, consider options for catch-based management for a number of specific domestic coastal and nearshore fisheries.

    This technical assistance will be targeted to assist the Government of Kiribati to create economic benefits, improved livelihoods, and food security through development, implementation and revision of a catch based management scheme for the offshore longline fishery. The New Zealand Government has agreed to support this endeavour through the New Zealand Aid Programme

    This role will appeal if you are interested in being part of a programme that directly contributes to the enhancement of local communities in Kiribati.

    The key functions of this role are:
    •Securing and confirming endorsement of Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development key stakeholders for the detailed “Roadmap” for full implementation of a Catch-Based Management system for the tuna longline fishery
    •Oversee the Roadmap’s implementation, including capacity development and application of new technology.
    •Technical advice and training/mentoring to Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development staff on implementing the Catch-Based Management system, including but not restricted to; catch reporting and data management (along with the potential for e-logging), monitoring, compliance, and policy and legal requirements of the proposed Catch-Based Management scheme.

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE: Hudson Recruitment has been engaged to manage this procurement process***

    Please refer all correspondence, queries or requests for more information, instructions on how to apply (please note that I am unable to accept your application via email) and a copy of the full Role Description to:

    Rebecca Wilson
    Principal Consultant, Hudson, Wellington, New Zealand

    Office: +64 4 917 9200
    DDI: +64 4 917 9270
    Cell: +64 21 429 154
    Email: rebecca.wilson@hudson.com

              

    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS

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    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
    by: Neneng R. Tarigan

    Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

    As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
    Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
    Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
    This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
    Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
    I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
    May God bless our works.
    Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

    Preaches
    Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
    http://woman4virtue.blogspot.com/
    Judas Maccabaeus(Israel)

    Novel
    Sir Johnny Ray (USA), the American No 1 Winning Novelist and an award winning writer of international romantic novels.
    http://www.sirjohn.us
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novelist-J...
    Pandora Poikilos (UK), a novelist. Peace from Pieces
    Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
    http://www.justanotherdot.blogspot.com/
    http://www.justanotherdot.wordpress.com/
    Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
    http://www.3yesha.com
    Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
    http://cha2ming.blogspot.com/









    Poems:
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
    Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/rigzzz
    Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
    http://vishwasanand28.wordpress.com/
    Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
    http://kkswordsofexpression.synthasite.com/

    Thriller and Horror:
    Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
    http://www.julianravage.com/
    John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
    Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel
    http://www.talesfromamotel.blogspot.com

    Life:
    Scott Riddick  (USA), a Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
    Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me at
    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com
    Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Me
    http://www.ohleadme.com/
    Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/krane_metal
    Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.
    http://perpetualthinkings.blogspot.com/
    Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journey
    http://yogasavy.blogspot.com
    Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
    http://widowlady302.blogspot.com/
    Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.
    http://scatteredmusings.net/

    Traveling Experience:
    Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
    http://www.davestravelpages.com/
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Sigit Hermawan (Indonesia), Rest Area
    http://restarea28.blogspot.com/
    Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
    http://africasiaeuro.blogspot.com/
    Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
    http://www.UnlimitedDreamers.com/blog
    AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
    http://ajpoliquit.wordpress.com
    Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.
    http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/
    Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
    www.kenalinegaraku4u2c.blogspot.com
    www.malaysiaopenhouse2u.blogspot.com
    Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islands
    http://mostbeautifullisland.blogspot.com/
    Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.
    http://www.morocco-deserts.blogspot.com/

    Photography:
    Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photography
    http://jpbrandano.imagekind.com/
    Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studios
    http://nealstudios.net/
    Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
    Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photography
    http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com

    Recipes:
    Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.

    Agriculture
    Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.
    http://www.missouripermaculture.com/

    Architecture:
    Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
    Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decoration
    http://www.adornonashoestring.com/

    IT
    Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogging
    Joe Morrow (USA) at
    http://www.thebloggerpageshowto.blogspot.com/
    Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
    http://www.goldenTwine.com/
    Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.
    http://hackingalert.blogspot.com/

    Social Media:
    Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International


    Human Right:
    Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
    http://www.avec.webs.com/ http://www.alliancevision.blogspot.com/ http://www.avec.wetpaint.com/ http://www.avec.cealon.com/
    Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
    http://findingonesway.com/

    Education:
    Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com/
    Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Trouble
    http://www.keepkidsoutoftrouble.com/
    Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.
    http://krisztad.blogspot.com/

    Health:
    Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
    http://www.alsearsmd.com/contact-us/
    Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
    http://anaesthesiatoday.blogspot.com
    Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
    http://overcomingdiabetes.blogspot.com/
    Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
    Green Yatra (India),
    http://zaroorat-a-need.blogspot.com/
    Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,
    Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.
    http://www.eheerkens.com/

    Journal:
    Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

    Spiritual:
    MaryelllenGrady (USA)
    Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills
    http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com

    Fortune Teller:
    Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Information
    http://indranilray.blogspot.com/

    Gigs:
    Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Womb
    http://www.thewritingwomb.com/
    Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.
    http://likemymusings.blogspot.com/

    Cartoon:
    Johnny Ancich (Canada)

    Fashion:
    Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashion
    http://www.twoforfashion.de/
    Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lifestyle_on_nava_k
    Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresses
    http://bridesmaiddresses.name/
    AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,
    http://koreanfashionindulgence.weebly.com/2/post/2011/05/define-your-own-style-be-a-fashion-trendsetter.html
    Mdvanii (Finland)
    Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galery
    http://milanafashiongallery.blogspot.com/
    Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style

    Jewelleries:
    Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.
    http://www.bitsnbeads.com/
    Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery
    http://jewellery-style.blogspot.com/



    Traditional Music:
    Vedang Dharashive (India)
    http://vedangdharashivemusic.blogspot.com/

    Glass art:

    Bibi Bowman (USA)
    http://visualartexchange.ning.com/profile/bibibowmanrodrigue
    Ashley Brake (USA)
    http://theartistinyou.typepad.com/taiy/ashley-brake.html
    Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.

    Wood crafts:
    Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.
    http://www.woodartsuniverse.com/

    Films:
    Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
    Entertainment:
    Chad Elliot, Days in the Park
    http://www.daysinthepark.com/

    Stars and Films Comments:
    Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothy
    http://www.starsmoothy.com/

    Forex:
    Ikon Group (USA), 
    http://www.ikonfx.com/

    Making Money on Line:
    Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog
    http://www.facebook.com/DereksHomeandBusinessBlog 
    http://www.derekjones.co 
    Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
    http://www.whatnetworkonline.com/
    Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
    Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice 
    http://bronzilla-sheppard.blogspot.com/
    Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing
    http://www.youtubehigh.com/ 
    Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
    https://www.videocontrolpanel.net/
    Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent
    http://www.myjavita.com/noritou

              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!

    --- Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    --- Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    --- Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    --- Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your development

    Quantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.

    By joining this wonderful program you will:

    --- Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
    --- Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
    --- Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
    --- Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    The Biggest Events You Should Know About This Weekend

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    A weekend guide to the biggest local events. by Stranger EverOut Staff All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy, but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the HUMP! Film Festival to an evening with David Sedaris to the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.

    HOLIDAY MARKETS & FESTIVALS

    Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
    See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at the 31st edition of this annual market, which will also have food trucks.
    Friday-Sunday, Magnuson Park Hangar 30 (Sand Point)

    The Farewell Glitter Sale 2019
    Seattle Goodwill will add some pizzazz to the winter of your discontent with their annual sale of all things sparkly: shoes, evening wear, purses and accessories, and more. This is the final year of this event, so make it count.
    Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Goodwill (Downtown)

    Finnish Christmas Market
    Get a taste of Finland at this annual Joulumarkkinat featuring crafts, gifts, music and dancing, and traditional treats (like pea soup, sandwiches, and pulla sweet bread). The coffee will be free!
    Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center (Queen Anne)

    Newport Ski Swap
    Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. At this 34th annual event, you'll find over 10,000 new and used snow sports items. 
    Friday-Saturday, Newport High School (Bellevue) 

    Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
    Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.
    Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds (Edmonds)

    One-Day Better Book Sale
    Find gifts for your bookwormy loved ones starting at just three bucks. 
    Saturday, North Seattle College

    Swanson's Reindeer Festival
    Shop a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and Christmas trees, as well as other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, at the decked-out nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, and enjoy live music throughout the season.
    Saturday-Sunday, Swanson's Nursery (Ballard)

    FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS

    AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2019
    Bid on auction items and sample food from celebrated local eateries like Adana, Hood Famous, and Nirmal's, all for the good cause of supporting the Asian American Journalists Association.
    Friday, Wing Luke Museum (Chinatown-International District)

    America's Test Kitchen Seattle Eats Festival
    It’s the return of public TV’s favorite cooking show, America’s Test Kitchen, for the Seattle Eats Festival, which is definitely cause for culinary celebration. The two-day event kicks off at Block 41 with ATK’s Cheers to 20 Years anniversary celebration, a party to benefit local nonprofit FareStart (which helps people experiencing homelessness or poverty with training and jobs in the service industry), and celebrate the release of ATK’s new How to Cocktail cookbook. ATK hosts and test cooks will be on hand (including mains Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison), with well-regarded local mixologists (like Amanda Reed of Heartwood Provisions) and chefs (Adana’s Shota Nakajima among them) serving bites and cocktails. The main event occurs the following day, with a bevy of local restaurants, cafes, eateries, and the chefs behind them offering food and drink alongside an afternoon of ATK-led cooking demos (like a how-to on Torta Caprese Italian chocolate almond cake, which is gluten-free and all for me), cookbook signings, photo ops, and more. This year’s featured guest chef is venerable Iron Chef-famed Masaharu Morimoto, who just opened a restaurant in Chinatown/ID. LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Downtown)

    K’URB Street Food Market Pop-Up
    Enjoy a curbside feast with "hyperlocal, globally inspired" cuisine from local vendors like T'Juana Tacos, Piroshky Piroshky, BeanFish Taiyaki, Kismet Turkish Cafe and Bakery, and more.
    Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market

    Northwest Chocolate Festival 2019
    Now in its 10th year, this gathering of artisan chocolate makers actually extends beyond the Northwest to more than 20 countries around the globe, with exhibitors like beloved Seattle staples Fran’s and Bakery Nouveau, and Portland’s Moonstruck Chocolate and Bees and Beans joining names like Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates (from the Philippines), Hogarth Craft Chocolates (New Zealand), Al Nassma Chocolate (Dubai), and FuWan Chocolate (Taiwan), among so many others. You’ll find milk and dark chocolate, truffles, bonbons, caramels, molten cakes, decadent desserts, and plenty more, in addition to enjoying demos, educational workshops and seminars, cooking classes, and tastings. Look, it’s a shit-ton of chocolate, okay? How can you argue with that? You can’t. Go get blissed. LEILANI POLK
    Saturday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal (Interbay)

    Snohomish BrewFest
    Choose from 75 beers from over 30 local craft brewers and feast on chicken sliders, brats, mac and cheese, brownies, bacon, and more comfort food. (According to the organizers, some attendees like to adorn themselves with a homemade pretzel necklace, so do with that information what you will.)
    Friday, Thomas Family Farm (Snohomish)

    South Sound Winter Beer Festival
    This craft beer festival promises seasonal staples like "dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged surprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs" and much more from over 30 Washington breweries.
    Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup)

    OTHER FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Adult Swim
    Meet a gigantic Pacific octopus, snap selfies with a diver, snack on hors d’oeuvres, sip drinks, and groove to music by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson at this "after-hours aquarium experience."
    Friday, Seattle Aquarium (Downtown)

    Auburn Veterans Day Parade
    This 54th annual parade and observance in Auburn—named Washington's Regional Site for celebrating the holiday by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs—features high school marching bands, military vehicles, honor guards, and other such fanfare.
    Saturday, Auburn Main Street

    Hmong New Year Celebration
    Celebrate the Hmong cultural traditions of China, Laos, and Thailand with a New Year celebration replete with a ball-tossing ritual, flower cloth sessions, live performances, and food.
    Saturday, Seattle Center

    Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
    In 2018, Stranger lit critic Rich Smith wrote of Short Run: "You’re going. You’re bringing at LEAST $50 cash. You’re picking up new art books, zines, buttons, and little strips of beautiful screen-printed ephemera from more than 270 internationally/nationally/locally-renowned comics creators." All this applies for the ninth edition of Short Run, only it'll be even bigger. This year's artists will include Jasjyot Singh Hans, Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Malaka Gharib, and Jul Gordon. (Mexican artist Abraham Diaz will unfortunately not be present, having been denied a visa.) There will also be a screening of a collection of the late, lamented Bruce Bickford's animation, courtesy of Clyde Petersen and friends. Head to the afterparty at the Vera Project once you're done shopping.
    Saturday, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center)

    PERFORMANCES

    Beautiful
    The dancers of Can Can and powerhouse singer Renee Holiday (formerly Shaprece, who "ranks among the Northwest’s most radiant, soulful vocalists and producers of torch-song-centric electronic music," per Dave Segal) collaborate on this sensuous coming-of-age story, featuring a leading performance by Holiday and new choreography.
    Friday-Sunday, Can Can (Downtown)

    Dracula
    Dracula will be breathed to life yet again when playwright Steven Dietz's adaptation of the Bram Stoker tale is revived and revised specifically for ACT Theatre. In this Dracula, the focus shifts to Mina Murray Harker. Her character has always been ripe for a reckoning or a refresh, or both. She is the source of endless fascination, because she is an obvious heroine in Stoker's novel, pure of heart and mind, and yet she's just as much a casualty of Dracula's desires as her poor friend Lucy. No matter how many gender norms Stoker challenged, it was still the Victorian era. Mina could be given only so much agency. "But to simply make her a victim was super unsatisfying to all of us," director John Langs explained. "So Steven has done some reworking of the story, and she really comes to the forefront. The hunted becomes the hunter in this particular adaptation." LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

    The Great Moment
    Playwright Anna Ziegler earned a lot of attention in 2015 for Photograph 51, a well-received bio-drama about Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered DNA. Nicole Kidman played the starring role, everybody loved it, and Ziegler was praised for her "fair-minded and philosophical" (New York Times) approach to character building. Ziegler will likely bring that same talent for creating multidimensional characters to The Great Moment, which will have its world premiere at the Seattle Rep. According to press materials, the story follows a woman named Sarah, who is watching her grandfather slowly die while she raises her son. Alexandra Tavares plays the lead in this, and I've loved everything I've ever seen her in. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

    Locally Sourced
    Three local choreographers will present three brand-new works for Pacific Northwest Ballet, all of which pique my curiosity for different reasons. Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd often uses dance to examine acts of violence levied against minorities, so it'll be interesting to see how music by Emmanuel Witzthum, who creates warm, morning-light compositions, works into his vision. Bellevue-based choreographer Eva Stone, who produces the CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work festival, will have a new piece called F O I L. She often challenges assumptions about gender in her work, and her recent collaboration with Au Collective at PNB & SAM’s Sculptured Dance ruled. And PNB corps member Miles Pertl makes his choreographic debut with music from Stranger Genius Award finalist Jherek Bischoff, whose soaring indie compositions always make me feel better about life. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Saturday, McCaw Hall (Seattle Center)

    Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
    A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 27th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.
    Friday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

    Seattle International Comedy Competition 2019
    For nearly all of November, a lengthy last-comic-standing battle rages. Thirty-two comedians (split into two batches, each of which performs every night for one week) start the contest, and one will finish a champion. Celebrity judges and audience reactions determine who passes the preliminaries and who becomes a finalist. See the first week's schedule here.
    Friday–Sunday, Various locations

    Shout, Sister, Shout!
    Rejoice in the music and power of the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll," Rosetta Tharpe, the amazing singer and guitarist who transformed American music.
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

    SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
    SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises geek-friendly burlesque performance, with references to Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Sailor Moon, and other pop culture favorites.
    Friday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    The Tempest
    Accomplished director Annie Lareau (Cornish College of the Arts' Much Ado About Nothing, many Seattle Public Theater productions), will tackle Shakespeare's fantastical final work about an island wizard, his hot daughter, his nonhuman slaves, and his princely prisoner. This staging will take place in an Edwardian castle, "one of the last periods before media started to infiltrate people's lives."
    Friday-Sunday, Center Theatre (Seattle Center)

    The Thanksgiving Play
    In this holiday comedy, Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse takes aim at a group of white teaching artists who end up reasserting colonial ideology in their attempt to rid their teaching practice of that very same ideology. According to Jesse Green's review in the New York Times, the more cringe-inducing skits in the show are based on actual school lesson plans lifted from social-media posts: "They include potted history and offensive ditties and, in one case, a suggestion to split the pupils into Pilgrims and Indians 'so the Indians can practice sharing.'" Sounds like it'll be another fine entry into the growing canon of plays about white people fucking up something they're trying to fix. I'm unfamiliar with the actors in the show, but I have no doubt they'll flourish in the highly capable hands of director Kelly Kitchens. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)

    Where is home : birds of passage
    You know what's really scary? Concentration camps for asylum seekers at the border, constant ICE raids, border patrol separating children from their parents and not having the administrative infrastructure to unite them, and the state generally doing everything it can to dehumanize people who want to immigrate to this country. In her brand-new—and first-ever (!)—solo show, Where is home : birds of passage, local Italian American choreographer Alice Gosti aims to push back against the xenophobic narratives that drive these anti-immigrant policies. She'll draw from her own history with immigration as well as the larger history of Italian immigration to the United States in a spectacle that will run about three hours. As always with Gosti's work, you'll get to decide how much attention you want to devote to this performance. And the act of making that decision, of course, is part of the performance. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

    FILM FESTIVALS & OPENINGS

    Cinema Italian Style
    The Cinema Italian Style is a weeklong SIFF mini-festival featuring the best in contemporary Italian cinema.
    Friday-Sunday, SIFF Cinema Uptown (Queen Anne)

    'Doctor Sleep' Opening
    Danny Torrance, the psychic kid from The Shining, is all grown up—and messed up, understandably. When he meets a girl with the "shining," the same ability as his own, the two allies must fight a cult that tries to exploit their power.

    HUMP! Film Festival
    The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The 15th Annual HUMP! Film Festival festival features 21 short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren't porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!'s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn. DAN SAVAGE
    Friday-Sunday, On the Boards (Queen Anne)

    MAJOR CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS

    CATHEDRALS XXVIII: Jesca Hoop, Ken Stringfellow, Chloe Foy
    My first encounter with Jesca Hoop was on a little EP called Kismet I found in a stack of ignored CDs at my college radio station. It was short and intense, with enough winding moonlit passion to power a whole album (which, incidentally, it would do later in 2007). From that moment 12 years ago to 2016's Sub Pop release of her latest, Memories Are Now, Hoop has toured with Shearwater and Andrew Bird, among many other artists, released double digits’ worth of EPs and LPs, and grown in her abilities to maintain a level of sister-wife-survival-guide in a wading pool of folkloric intensities. This album holds promise for continued growth in the mythic forest realm her music inhabits, with a sense of matured centering, an innate feeling that her work has finally found a stronghold from which to blossom. KIM SELLING
    Friday, Saint Mark's Cathedral (Capitol Hill)

    Emerald City Soul Club 14th Annual Rare Soul Weekender
    A residency that’s been active for 14 years is an impressive feat of longevity in a town that can be pretty fickle. So it’s fitting that the anniversary celebration of Emerald City Soul Club—both a monthly event that gets hips shakin’ and asses quakin’, and the DJs who spin those righteously soulful sounds—stretches over several days. The festivities kick off with a meet and greet featuring weekender guest DJs and selectors at the Triple Door. Next, two nights (Friday and Saturday) of main events, Soul Nite #1 and #2, at the usual digs, Lo-Fi; expect rare R&B, soul, Latin, funk, crossover, and modern 45s played by top collectors/DJs from the US and Europe. ECSC DJ and Stranger staffer Mike Nipper gave me a sneak preview of songs that’ll likely be played sometime this weekend: Curtis Lee, “Is She in Your Town”; Joanie Sommers, “Don’t Pity Me”; Bernadette Bascom, “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love”; Arnold Blair, “Trying to Get Next to You”; and the Incredibles, "Miss Treatment.” There’s also a Saturday daytime Big Dig Record Swap at Vermillion, and on Sunday, the All-Dayer Soul Survivor Party (actually, 4 p.m. to close) at Screwdriver. In sum, plenty of opportunities to gtf down. LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Sunday, Various locations

    Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, Sean Majors
    The All My Friends Seattle crew is back to throw a third major bash after their explosive summer, which will feature sets by Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, and Sean Majors on the You Little Beauty Tour.
    Saturday, WaMu Theatre (Sodo)

    Infected Mushroom
    Psychedelic trance innovators Infected Mushroom are a rare duo, combining live performance as a concert band with new explorations in electronica and dance music.
    Saturday, the Showbox (Downtown)

    Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane
    Someone's got to be the less-douchey John Mayer, and there's no better contender than Jason Mraz, a perfectly good guy making perfectly nice music that will not make you cover your ears in horror should you happen to hear it on the radio or in the supermarket. He's funny, humble, pro-gay, and he wears hats. He'll be joined by '90s-bred folk-rock artist Raining Jane. DAVE SEGAL
    Saturday-Sunday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

    The Movie Music of John Williams
    If you do not know who John Williams is, do not bother reading what I have to say about him in this blurb. John Williams' greatest achievement as a film composer is his love theme “Han Solo and the Princess” for Han and Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. (You, the pop-culture ignoramus, are still reading! Yes, Williams composed the music for the Star Wars series, and also Jaws, Indiana Jones, and so on, and so on.) This love theme has all of the sensitivity and cheap beauty that made “Spartacus: Love Theme” a jazz standard. If the great jazz pianist Bill Evans were alive today (why don’t some people live forever?), he would have made pure magic out of Williams’s “Love Theme.” CHARLES MUDEDE
    Friday-Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    Seefeel, Dr. Troy
    You could say this is my most anticipated show of 2019; I've been waiting 26 years to catch Seefeel live. Led by guitarist/producer Mark Clifford and vocalist/guitarist Sarah Peacock, the group arose from the UK’s potent shoegaze/post-rock scene, but immediately established themselves as outliers, embracing dubby bass lines and Aphex Twin–like ambience on releases such as More Like Space and Quique. (It made sense that Richard D. James remixed the early Seefeel classic “Time to Find Me.”) Even more blissed-out and ethereal than My Bloody Valentine circa Loveless, Seefeel generated impossibly sensuous whirlpools of sound up through 1994's Starethrough EP. Their aesthetic gradually morphed into an alien strain of IDM while still retaining Seefeel's mesmerizing guitar daubs and disembodied dub vibrations. For this gig, I'm betting on a stunning career retrospective involving radical interpretations of old faves, with possibly some new tracks scattered throughout. DAVE SEGAL
    Friday, Neumos (Capitol Hill)

    Snails
    Bass music heavyweight and general eardrum-crusher Snails will return to Tacoma on his World Of Slime Tour.
    Saturday, Tacoma Dome

    Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Polo G, Strick
    Since catching the ears of the rap cognoscenti with his 1017 Thug mixtape in 2013, Thugger has carved out his own path in popular rap through repetition and oddball yelps, scoring a steady string of singles like smashes “Stoner” and “Danny Glover” to his 2016 Jeffery mixtape, all recorded alongside a cadre of scene-defining producers, including London On Da Trak and Metro Boomin. NICK ZURKO
    Sunday, WaMu Theater (Sodo)

    READINGS & TALKS

    Adrienne Brodeur: Wild Game
    Brodeur writes about her very complicated adolescence in this memoir, subtitled My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. At 14, she became her mother's confidante during the latter's affair with her husband's best friend. Entertainment predicts that this tale of terrible parenting, its impacts, and the possibility of reconciliation may be the "next big memoir." Brodeur will read with Danya Kukafka.
    Friday, Elliott Bay Book Company (Capitol Hill)

    An Evening with David Sedaris
    He’s back. One of America’s most beloved writers and humorists returns to Seattle for his annual performance. It’s almost a tradition by now, the yearly visit from David Sedaris, as though your favorite uncle or the best friend you wish you had pops in for a night to read from whatever he’s working through. We’re lucky that way. No word yet on whether his material will be old or new (maybe both?) but, like always, he is sure to amuse. KATIE HERZOG
    Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    Novel Nights
    Raise money for Seattle's most beloved writing center, Hugo House, at this book club series featuring special guests (including the authors, if they're still alive!). The books you'll discuss this weekend are The Lord of the Rings on Friday and The Boys in the Boat (with author Daniel James Brown) on Saturday.
    Friday–Saturday, Hugo House (First Hill)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

    Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC Playoffs
    For the third time in four seasons, the Seattle Sounders will take on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup, the post-season championship game of Major League Soccer. If you can't make it to CenturyLink Field to catch the action, watch the game at one of the many local bars and restaurants that will host viewing parties.
    Sunday, CenturyLink Field (Pioneer Square)


              

    Customer Service Experience - Competitive Compensation

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    About the Job Do you want the opportunity to change your life while helping change the lives of others? At American Income Life Insurance Company, that's exactly what we do. With roots going back to 1900, American Income Life has been committed to protecting America's families for generations. We are one of the largest providers of supplemental insurance coverage to labor unions, credit unions and associations - serving 49 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and New Zealand. Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to build your own business? Then we want to hear from you! American Income Life is currently seeking ambitious entry- and senior-level applicants with excellent communication skills to join our team of independent contractors. If you are looking to gain experience in a fast-growing industry and help those around you earn the money they deserve, contact us today! Visit ******************, and let's start this new journey together. American Income Life Insurance Company is a proud member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
              

    Become a Math Teacher in England!

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    Become a Quantum Scholar and enjoy access to the very best support and mentorship available when teaching in England. This UK government funded program recruits the very best certified math teachers from across the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.We are recruiting now for positions starting in January 2020 and September 2020!
    • Teach in England as part of a highly successful program in its third year of operation.
    • Receive comprehensive support and training in becoming a successful math teacher in England
    • Flight to England reimbursed up to $900
    • Teach in England in a school that matches your character and experience and is also committed to your developmentQuantum Scholars teachers receive incredible support, additional training and assistance during the relocation phase of teaching abroad.By joining this wonderful program you will:
      • Become a math teacher in England in a school at the forefront of math education
      • Receive support and mentorship from your school and Quantum Scholars network
      • Participate in an outstanding subject-specific week-long CPD training session at a Russell Group university in London and be brought up to speed with the latest math pedagogy
      • Receive one-to-one assistance and support processing your visa from a fully licensed immigration firm
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government?s Department for Education.?The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.?As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.?We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.?Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.?As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won?t need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.?What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?Kayleigh ? Maths Teacher?I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.?Alex ? Maths Teacher?They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.?Amy ? Maths Teacher?The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!??
              

    lapulou.moale@mbie.govt.nz: Policy roles in New Zealand

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    Salary negotiable dependant on skills and experience.: lapulou.moale@mbie.govt.nz: •Do you want to live and work in New Zealand? •Would you like to help shape New Zealand's immigration reforms of visa policies for temporary worker... London (Greater)
              

    TEACH SCIENCE IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY OR SEPTEMBER 2020!

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    Science teachers in the USA are highly encouraged to join a wonderful teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach abroad in England!

    For three years we have recruited the very best science teaching talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    Come and visit Quantum Scholars at the Regional NSTA Conference in Seattle where we will be presenting and exhibiting on December 12-14.

    We are looking for middle or high school science teachers who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology that are available to teach in England from January 2020 or September 2020.

    There are also financial rewards on offer with flights reimbursed to England up to $900.

    Science teachers can expect tremendous support during the relocation and visa phase and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning your science teaching contract.

    As you teach in England, you'll be assured of a school that compliments your experience and skill-set and also provides you with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified science teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.
              

    MATH TEACHERS WANTED IN ENGLAND FROM JANUARY AND SEPTEMBER 2020

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    Join a wonderful math teaching program called Quantum Scholars which is supported and funded by the UK Government's Department for Education.

    The program recruits the very best math teacher talent from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa.

    As part of the program, math teachers can also expect tremendous support and an acclimatisation week of training prior to beginning a contract.

    We are recruiting for math teachers to begin employment from either January 2020 or September 2020 with financial rewards of your flight to England reimbursed up to $900.

    Math teachers are assured of a school that compliments their experience and skill-set and also provides them with exceptional support, both in and out of the classroom.

    As a certified middle or high school math teacher from the USA, you are automatically recognised as a fully qualified teacher in England, meaning you won't need to take any additional qualifications in order to teach.

    What do our current Quantum Scholars think of the program?

    Kayleigh - Maths Teacher

    'I would definitely recommend Quantum Scholars to anyone looking to teach in England. The entire experience has been great and I am really enjoying teaching in the UK. The school I work in has been a great fit for me and my personality as well as my experiences in the USA.'

    Alex - Maths Teacher

    'They are prompt, effective communicators that are eager to support you through the process. They are extremely supportive and informative and make an intimidating process seem easy. It is a great program where the representatives are excited to help you with the transition.'

    Amy - Maths Teacher

    'The advice I received when making a decision to accept my position was extremely honest and helpful. The process of securing a math teaching position in England was made so much easier by working with Quantum Scholars. I received honest feedback and was helped every step of the way with advice and answers to every question I had!'
              

    3rd T20: England lose nail biter In Nelson.

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    England collapse in Nelson to lose the 3rd T20 against New Zealand by 14 runs. Jonathan Agnew speaks to Steven Finn plus we get the thoughts of Eoin Morgan, Matt Parkinson and Mitchell Santner.
              

    Tuffers and Vaughan: England's Series in New Zealand

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    Michael Vaughan is joined by James Anderson as Phil Tufnell is in New Zealand. Jimmy and Michael discuss England's tour of New Zealand and chat to England's T20 debutant Sam Curran.
              

    REVISIT – #464 – Getting in Shape and Lexington is Crazy

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    REVISIT: Nicola Smith of New Zealand gets Reese and Philip in shape with her Dressage Rider Training, Hilary of Dressage Today is back with more great riding tips by Total Saddle Fit. Plus, Reese is off to Nationals! Listen in...

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    The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand

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    Twenty-five-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, a Green party MP in New Zealand, was delivering a speech on a Zero Carbon Bill
              

    Dressage Radio Episode 334 Corrected – Getting in Shape and Lexington is Crazy

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    Dressage Radio Episode 334 – Getting in Shape and Lexington is Crazy

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    Better Later Life launched

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    The Government’s plan to help older New Zealanders live well, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034, was launched by Seniors Minister Tracey Martin today.
              

    Improving child wellbeing

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    The Wellbeing Budget will continue the Government’s drive to make New Zealand into the best place in the world to be a child, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
              

    New service for young people leaving care

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    For the first time, young New Zealanders leaving the care system will be supported as they move to adulthood and independence.
              

    ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 3rd T20

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    ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: 3rd T20 England and New Zealand will face-off in the Third T20 match of England tour of New Zealand, 2019 at Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand. We will provide ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview, Key Players and Probable Playing XI for the game. When and Where: ENG […]

    The post ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 3rd T20 appeared first on Dream11 Sage: Dream11 Prediction.


              

    Đưa quan hệ Việt Nam - New Zealand lên một tầm cao mới

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    (Chinhphu.vn) - Sáng 4/11, bên lề Hội nghị Cấp cao ASEAN 35 tại Bangkok, Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc đã hội kiến với Thủ tướng New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
              

    Australian Youth and Masters Head Coach Expressions of Interest

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    Over the next four years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually. The full list of international events appears below: 2016 Auckland, NZ Open Trans Tasman2017 Australia Open, Youth & Masters Trans Tasman2018 New Zealand Open Trans Tasman2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia FIT Touch World Cup & Youth Trans Tasman Expression of Interest To support the High Performance Program TFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Youth & Masters coaching positions. Youth ProgramBoys 17’s Head CoachGirls 17’s Head CoachBoys 19’s Head CoachGirls 19’s Head CoachMixed 17’s Head CoachMixed 19’s Head Coach Masters ProgramMen’s 30’s Head CoachMen’s 35’s Head CoachMen’s 40’s Head CoachMen’s 50’s Head CoachWomen’s 30’s Head CoachSenior Mixed Head Coach For more information on the application process, please click on the attached memo below. Related Filestfa_youth___masters_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksHead Coach EOI
              

    Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup

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    MELBOURNE: Lightweight chance Vow and Declare, the only Australian-bred runner in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, held off a legion of foreign rivals to win Australia’s greatest horse race for its local trainer, jockey and owners.

    The 11-1 shot hugged the running rail in the last stages of the two mile handicap to just hold out Ireland-trained Master of Reality, ridden by star jockey Frankie Dettori who, in a glittering career, has yet to win the $8 million ($5.5 million) Melbourne Cup.

    In a sensation after the race, Master of Reality was relegated from second to fourth place for causing interference to another Ireland-trained runner, Il Paradiso, which was fourth across the line.

    Master of Reality is trained by Joseph O’Brien at Kilkenny and Il Paradiso by his father, famous trainer Aiden O’Brien. Joseph O’Brien won the 2017 Melbourne Cup with Rekindling, edging out his father’s runner Johannes Vermeer.

    The relegation of Master of Reality saw England-trained Prince of Arran promoted from third to second place and Il Paradiso to third.

    Vow and Declare endured the bumping finish to deliver a first Cup victory for his Australian trainer, Danny O’Brien and also the first for Australian rider Craig Williams in 15 attempts.

    O’Brien said the task of winning the Melbourne Cup against runners from Britain, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand had “a bit of David and Goliath” about it.

    “It’s a special thing to happen and I really can’t believe it,” O’Brien said. “It’s a privilege to have a horse good enough to be in it and then for him to be ridden so brilliantly by Craig.

    “In the last stages he just wouldn’t give in and wouldn’t give in and he put his head out on the line and won the Melbourne Cup.”

    Starting from the second-widest barrier in the 24-horse field, Vow and Declare ran prominently throughout the race and took the lead down the long straight at Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse as a crowd of more than 100,000 roared. Master of Reality challenged wider on the track and Prince of Arran flashed home late but the only Australian-bred hope held on.

    “I was just lucky enough to sit on Vow and Declare,” Williams said. “Without the hard work of everyone at the stable we don’t have this horse.

    “Danny O’Brien’s done a wonderful job with him and it was a privilege to ride him today. We had a difficult barrier draw and I just had to trust him and know what we can do. It’s great to be associated with a great horse.

    “The bit of bumping that he endured late actually spurred him along. I grew up and watched races, wrote stories, dreamed of these occasions. But I couldn’t do it without Vow and Declare.”

    The Melbourne Cup, raced since 1861 on the first Tuesday in November, is known as “the race that stops a nation.” The race begins at 3pm and Australia comes to a standstill as people in workplaces around the nation, including the national parliament, gather around televisions to watch.

    The fields for the race have become increasingly international in recent years and Australian winners have become rare. Vow and Declare is owned by a group of small-time owners, mainly from Australia’s east coast.

    It was No. 23 in a 24-horse field.

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    Over 1000 WWII munitions destroyed in Solomons Mission

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    New Zealand Rugby is resigned to losing Sonny Bill Williams back to the 13-man code but will leave the door open for a return in an off-field role.


              

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    New Zealand have recalled half Shaun Johnson and hooker Brandon Smith for Saturday’s second Test against Great Britain in Christchurch.


              

    'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament - BBC News

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    1. 'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament  BBC News
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    Comment on 10 Things NOT To Do in Porto (and 10 To Do Instead) by Toni

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    Congrats to New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times Top 30 Accounting Firms

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    Sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Sunday Star-Times Top 30 Accounting Firms for 2019 has been announced!
    On behalf of everyone at Xero, I would like to say a huge congratulations to all the firms listed.

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    'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament

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    The 25-year-old politician says the phrase symbolises "collective exhaustion" in young people.
              

    Retrofitting a 1986 Maho MH400E

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    01/15/2020 - Wine Appreciation Wednesday

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    Held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning in January 2020, this 6-part series will grow your wine knowledge and educate your palate. Our wine specialist will guide you through an in depth tour of four wines each class. Topics will include terroir, the wine making process, growing regions, proper tasting techniques, varietal identification and more. Each 6-part series will have a centralized theme.
     
    Courses can be taken individually or as a full series. Those who complete the entire series will receive a certificate of completion.
     
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    Series 2: Old World Wines (July - Dec.)
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    UPDATE 2-England in New Zealand 2019 Scoreboard

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    Nov 6 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of 3rd t20i between New Zealand and England on Tuesday at Nelson, New Zealand New Zealand win by 14 runs New Zealand 1st innings Colin Munro c Saqib Mahmood b Tom Curran 6 Martin Guptill c Tom Curran b Patrick Brown 33 Tim Seifert b Matthew Parkinson 7 Colin de Grandhomme c Tom Banton b Tom Curran 55 Ross Taylor lbw Saqib Mahmood 27 Jimmy Neesham b Sam Curra

              

    Cricket-Tickner, Ferguson help New Zealand thwart England's chase

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    New Zealand fast bowlers Blair Tickner and Lockie Ferguson shared four wickets to trigger an England batting collapse that helped the hosts to a thrilling 14-run win in the third Twenty20 international at Nelson on Tuesday.

              

    Cricket-Santner helps NZ level series despite Jordan brilliance

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    Chris Jordan's all-around brilliance could not prevent New Zealand from securing a series-levelling 21-run victory against England in the second Twenty20 International of the five-match series on Sunday.

              

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    England batsman Joe Denly has been ruled out of the remainder of the Twenty20 international series against New Zealand after damaging ligaments in his right ankle, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Saturday.

              

    11/7/2019: National News: Preventable drownings rise: 60 Kiwis die

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    Sixty Kiwis have died in preventable drowning incidents so far this year – and summer is yet to start. The figure is up on this time last year, when there had been 51 fatal preventable drownings, according to data from Water Safety New Zealand. The...
              

    11/7/2019: National News | Politics: Remembering 9000 killed by flu

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    A memorial honouring the thousands of Kiwis and Samoans who died in an influenza pandemic has been unveiled as both countries face a measles outbreak. Influenza killed 9000 New Zealanders in six weeks during 1918. It heavily affected Ma¯ ori and also...
              

    11/7/2019: National News | Politics: PM wants reversal of policy setting

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    A visa policy that angered New Zealand’s Indian community with its impact on arranged marriages should be reversed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. The call follows reports that NZ First leader Winston Peters claimed credit for a government...
              

    11/7/2019: National News | Politics: $26m for satellite to monitor methane

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    A methane-measuring satellite will have its mission control based in New Zealand after the Government chipped in $26 million to the mission. Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced the funding yesterday at Space Place in...
              

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    How quickly can New Zealand decarbonise? Next Monday, Aotearoa Climate Emergency is holding a conference in Wellington looking at planning a citizens’ assembly on climate change in the hope it can break the political deadlock on the issue. Citizens’...
              

    11/7/2019: In Depth: Ministers have the fate of an entire species in their hands

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    Ministers around the Cabinet table are accustomed to making weighty decisions about our future, but it’s rare that the fate of a unique New Zealand species lies in their hands. That’s the position ministers will be in as they decide soon on a new...
              

    11/7/2019: Homed: It’s a dog’s life in this

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    It was Colin, a miniature schnauzer, that prompted two British expats to turn a decommissioned ambulance into a camper van. Leanne Edwards and her husband Dan, a trained electrician and handyman in his down time, came to New Zealand from the United...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: Black Caps’ barista shining

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    The coffee orders are fast rolling in for the Black Caps’ man of the hour, Blair Tickner. Hawke’s Bay’s Tickner is set to play in front of his hometown fans for the first time with New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 against England at Napier’s McLean...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: Young Kiwi mulls Germany switch

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    A member of New Zealand’s history-making Under-17 Women’s World Cup squad is weighing up a shock switch to Germany. Wellington-born and raised midfielder Maya Hahn has accepted an invitation to attend a Germany under-20 training camp, where the...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: McCowatt realises childhood dream

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    A poster of All Whites legend Ryan Nelsen hung on the door of Callum McCowatt’s bedroom when he was a child. It served as a daily reminder of his goal to one day represent New Zealand, a goal he is now set to fulfil. The 20-year-old Wellington Phoenix...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: Why Perenara is player of year

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    My New Zealand Rugby Player of the Year? TJ Perenara, with the Oscar for best All Black in a supporting role going to Brad Weber, Angus Ta’avao, Richie Mo’unga and Ardie Savea. Oh, I forgot to mention my criteria, or to be more precise, what the...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: Henry to help choose next coach

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    New Zealand makes ‘zero carbon’ target law

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    ‘OK, boomer’ : New Zealand MP hits out at parliament age gap

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    11/7/2019: The Brexmas Election: National security at risk, say ex-Labour ministers

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    11/7/2019: News: THE DAILY QUIZ

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    11/7/2019: Business | Markets: A2 Milk fall spills over to wider market

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    New Zealand shares declined after A2 Milk fell on news of a new competitor in China’s infant formula market and as rising bond yields made dividend stocks less attractive. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 Index shed 82.36 points, or 0.8 per cent, to...
              

    11/7/2019: Business | Markets: Kiwi dollar dips

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    The New Zealand dollar dipped after unemployment was slightly higher than expected in the third quarter. The kiwi was trading at 63.72 US cents at 5pm versus 63.82 cents at 8am in Wellington. The trade-weighted index was at 70.17 points from 70.29. The...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport | Racing: $750k NZ Trotting Cup favourites ready to rumble

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    The New Zealand Trotting Cup favourites look right on track for our biggest harness race but one of their key dangers has been set an unusual challenge. Favourite Spankem and defending champion Thefixer are exactly where they need to be fitness wise...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: NZ Rugby invites 26 to apply as ABs coach

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    When it comes to selecting a new All Blacks head coach, the panel won’t look at an individual. New Zealand Rugby has invited 26 Kiwi coaches to apply for the vacant role as All Blacks head coach, asking them to bring their team of supporting coaches...
              

    11/7/2019: Sport: Joseph’s All Blacks credentials now become overwhelming

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    Tony Brown just made it easy for New Zealand Rugby. In a refreshingly straight forward statement, Brown said he had turned down approaches to be the All Black coaching running mate for Ian Foster and Scott Robertson. Everybody wants Brown as their...
              

    11/7/2019: Timeout: Arts Festival spectacular

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    MUSIC FANS, it’s time to get planning for an Arts Festival filled to the brim with spectacular gigs. The one that should be on the top of the list is the show headlined by Aldous Harding. The New Zealand artist has had an incredible year, picking up...
              

    11/7/2019: Timeout: Hot takes

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    BINGE I don’t think the BBC series This Time With Alan Partridge has been on telly here. It is, however, on Air New Zealand long-haul flights; I know because I upset fellow passengers on the way to LA by laughing too much. I love Alan Partridge. My...
              

    11/7/2019: Movie Reviews: WRITER AND

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    director Hamish Bennett doesn’t waste time setting the scene in Bellbird, a heartwarming drama/comedy set in rural New Zealand. We’re immediately pulled into the lives of married Northland dairy farmers Beth and Ross. Beth (Annie Whittle) is warm,...
              

    11/7/2019: Streaming Guide: Streaming guide

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    GOODNIGHT KIWI (TVNZ OnDemand) The iconic Goodnight Kiwi is returning to New Zealand screens with a plethora of local celebrities bringing the cultural icon back to life. The famed Kiwi was put to bed for the last time some 25 years ago with the...
              

    Đưa quan hệ Việt Nam - New Zealand lên một tầm cao mới

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    (Chinhphu.vn) - Sáng 4/11, bên lề Hội nghị Cấp cao ASEAN 35 tại Bangkok, Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc đã hội kiến với Thủ tướng New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
              

    Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc tiếp Thủ tướng New Zealand, gặp Cố vấn an ninh quốc gia Hoa Kỳ

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    (Chinhphu.vn) - Ngày 3/11, trong khuôn khổ dự Hội nghị ASEAN lần thứ 35 tại Bangkok, Thái Lan, Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc đã tiếp Thủ tướng New Zealand Jacinda Ardern; gặp ông Robert Charles O'Brien, Cố vấn an ninh quốc gia, Đặc phái viên của Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump...
              

    Microsoft Japan switched to four-day workweek — sales skyrocketed 40%

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    • Microsoft Japan recently completed its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019" program.
    • The program involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off, cutting the duration of meetings, and encouraging online chats instead of face-to-face ones.
    • Some research echoes Microsoft Japan's recent report, suggesting that cutting the workweek can boost productivity.


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    What's one way for a tech company to boost sales, increase employee satisfaction and cut overhead costs? Switch to a four-day workweek.

    That's the takeaway of a new report from Microsoft Japan, which recently wrapped up its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019." The experiment involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off with pay, limiting meetings to 30 minutes or fewer, and encouraging online messaging as opposed to face-to-face chats.

    In addition, some employees worked three-day weeks and were allowed to work remotely. The company also provided financial assistance to employees for "expenses related to self-development, family travel expenses, social contribution activities, etc."

    In the new report, Microsoft Japan compared data on sales performance and other metrics from this summer to the same months last year. Compared to August 2018, the results showed:

    • Number of pages printed in August 2019: -58.7%
    • Rise in sales per employees in August 2019: +39.9%
    • Amount of "30 minute meetings" in August 2019: +46%

    'Karoshi' and karojisatsu'


    About 92 percent of employees said they liked switching to the four-day workweek. That's perhaps unsurprising for a company based in Japan, where the severe work culture requires many people to work overtime for little to no extra pay, leaving them dangerously exhausted. In fact, being overworked to death — by stroke, heart attack, etc. — is common enough that the Japanese have a word for it: karoshi. There's also a word for workers who commit suicide due to work-related stress: karojisatsu.

    Stories of karoshi and karojisatsu — such as a 31-year-old journalist who logged 159 hours of overtime in the month before she died of heart failure — have helped to prompt Japan to pass laws promoting work-life balance, including caps on overtime hours. Still, critics of Japan's work culture argue the regulations — some of which allow employees to work 100 hours of overtime in a month — don't go far enough.

    Work-life balance


    But, like Microsoft Japan, some companies have taken matters into their own hands, passing strange policies to discourage overwork, such as making employees wear purple "embarrassment capes" if they work too late, or flying music-playing drones around the office to announce it's time to leave.

    More broadly, research suggests that cutting the workweek and making schedules more flexible can boost productivity and employee satisfaction. The Harvard Business Review, for example, reported that a Chinese travel agency saw a 13-percent increase in productivity when it allowed call center employees to work remotely. In New Zealand, one company permanently switched to a four-day workweek in 2018, leading to a 24-percent productivity increase.

    Richard Branson's utopian vision of the workweek


    To some business leaders, switching to a less intensive workweek is inevitable, as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote in a 2018 blog post:

    "The idea of working five days a week with two day weekends and a few weeks of holiday each year has become ingrained in society. But it wasn't always the case, and it won't be in the future. Could people eventually take three and even four day weekends? Certainly. Will job-sharing increase? I think so. People will need to be paid the same or even more for working less time, so they can afford more leisure time. That's going to be a difficult balancing act to get right, but it can be done. If it works for individuals and works for businesses, everyone would want to spend more time with their loved ones, more time exploring their passions, more time seeing the world outside of an office and more time getting healthy and fit."


              

    Hipkins Minister wishes students success in exams

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    Education Minister Chris Hipkins has wished students the best of luck for this year’s NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams which start tomorrow.

    Around 140,000 students will have participated in 119 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams by the end of the exam period on 3 December.


              

    Do you want to be in my Gang? Oh yeah.

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    andy gill rick de pizzolJohn 'Gaoler' Sterry. Rick de Pizzol photo.

    Gang of Four
    God God Dammit Dammit
    Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide
    November 5, 2019

    Gang of Four are touring Australia and New Zealand and played Adelaide earlier this week. They were fucking brilliant. Exciting. Brutal. Gigantic. Fun, too. But ... pointed and magnificent.

    It's a no-brainer. Go see them while you can.

    Right, well. A little context. When I was asking a few friends if they were going, one said, 'they sound like every other band' ... well, no they don't. See, the thing is, over the last 40 years a lot of other
    bands have picked up on their style, which is now familiar.


              

    Comment on “I make art out of chaos… or should that rather be chaos out of art?” by craig lock

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    To my “cyber-friends/pals” around the world…. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s) Hi everyone I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks to YOU all for the thanx” (in thought) if you want to follow me, go to https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 and https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/ Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!) * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones? (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone) * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”) “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) # Who says men can’t multi-task! Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em! “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Colette (nice name for a girl, btw) Now back to the message I was posting before I got distracted enjoy anyway “totally impulsive” c # Hi CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX” I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ in recent years …true!). A few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back and I got swamped with comments on my various blogs… so had to close them all off. Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet. As mentioned (stop repeating yourself, c – bad writing…otherwise the first signs of approaching senility!), I was unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages, so had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me. Sorry and hope you can understand. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ~ Franz Kafka I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx” “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.” – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy) “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.” “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in… and you may even hit the stars.” – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012) “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.” – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.” – c “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.” from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/ and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. PPS Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!) “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ” Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand PPS “I wish you well on a rainy day I wish you rainbows to brighten your day To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth to remind you that happiness can happen when you least expect it. I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile to show you the simple beauty of life and to give you the magic of dreams come true. I wish you rainbows I wish you well.” – Larry S. Chengges ”Since I can never see your face, And never shake you by the hand, I send my soul through time and space To greet you. You will understand.” – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915
              

    Comment on The Pinnacle of Life by craig lock

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    To my “cyber-friends/pals” around the world…. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s) Hi everyone I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks to YOU all for the thanx” (in thought) if you want to follow me, go to https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 and https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/ Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!) * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones? (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone) * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”) “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) # Who says men can’t multi-task! Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em! “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Colette (nice name for a girl, btw) Now back to the message I was posting before I got distracted enjoy anyway “totally impulsive” c # Hi CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX” I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ in recent years …true!). A few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back and I got swamped with comments on my various blogs… so had to close them all off. Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet. As mentioned (stop repeating yourself, c – bad writing…otherwise the first signs of approaching senility!), I was unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages, so had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me. Sorry and hope you can understand. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ~ Franz Kafka I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx” “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.” – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy) “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.” “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in… and you may even hit the stars.” – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012) “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.” – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.” – c “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.” from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/ and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. PPS Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!) “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ” Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand PPS “I wish you well on a rainy day I wish you rainbows to brighten your day To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth to remind you that happiness can happen when you least expect it. I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile to show you the simple beauty of life and to give you the magic of dreams come true. I wish you rainbows I wish you well.” – Larry S. Chengges ”Since I can never see your face, And never shake you by the hand, I send my soul through time and space To greet you. You will understand.” – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915
              

    Comment on Craig’s Books by Fomtriok

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    You have a great sense of humour Craig! "All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE!" 😅By the way, in which town do you live? My girlfriend worked in Invercargill about a year ago, and we both have an interest in New Zealand. So I am just curious.
              

    Fighting Terrorism by Restricting Freedom of Speech: Does It Work?

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      In the aftermath of the terrorist attack perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch which killed 51 people and left 49 injured, the New Zealand government enacted a set of counterterrorism measures in an attempt to prevent other similar attacks from happening again. Measures included a ban on all semi-automatic weapons […]

    The post Fighting Terrorism by Restricting Freedom of Speech: Does It Work? appeared first on The Texas Trumpet.


              

    Shane Bond interested in England fast bowling coach role

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    The former New Zealand paceman is temporarily taking the reins for his country’s last two Twenty20s against England.
              

    Matthew Garbett

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      Name: Matthew Garbett Date of birth: 13/04/2002 Nation: New Zealand Height: 184 cm Position: Forward, Striker Strong foot: Right Club: Eastern Suburbs National team career: He represented New Zealand at junior levels     Top skills: Technique, Shooting, Finishing, Off the ball, Cuts, Determination   Style of play: Cuts inside and shot More versatile than …
              

    Speak Up Season 2 Episode 9

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    Speak Up the television Show for New Zealand Freemasons. Host Barry Rushton.
    Guests this week, Dr. Mike Kearsley, Jack Woodbury and regular contributor Graeme Houston.


              

    Speak Up Season 2 Episode 8

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    The television show for Freemasons in New Zealand. Host Barry Rushton. Guests this week. BJ Clark National President of the RSA and marathon runner Andro Besich.


              

    Speak Up Season 2 Episode 7

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    The show for Freemasons in New Zealand. First broadcast on Sky Channel 083 Face TV on Thursday the 17th of October 2019. Host Barry Rushton


              

    In Bankruptcy

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    Notice of Order Annulling an Adjudication

    The Order of Adjudication dated 21 February 2018 of Maria Giovanna Third, was annulled by the High Court at Gisborne, pursuant to section 309(1)(b) of the Insolvency Act 2006, with effect from 21 August 2018.

    OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE.

    Phone: 0508 467 658. Private Bag 4714, Christchurch 8140. Website: www.insolvency.govt.nz.


              

    Bankruptcies

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    The Official Assignee is administering the following insolvent estates:

    Aegerter, Hamish Paul, Hampton Downs Road, Hampton Downs, Te Kauwhata – 3 September 2018.

    Avery, Joanne Michelle (also known as Wilson, Joanne), 46 Fenton Street, Stratford – 17 August 2018.

    Clayden, Dean John, 292 Otakairangi Road, RD 1, Whangarei – 3 September 2018.

    Collins, Louis Isaac, 214/2 Brodie Spark Drive, Wolli Creek, New South Wales, Australia – 7 September 2018.

    Drain, Peter Laurence, 12 Seaforth Grove, Greerton, Tauranga – 3 September 2018.

    Feehan, Abdallah (also known as Hulameh, Abdullah Khalaf Feehan), 32 Te Kanawa Crescent, Henderson, Auckland – 3 September 2018.

    Gough, Stephen Michael, 752 Barrier View Road, RD 2, Mangawhai – 3 September 2018.

    Guan, Gary, 371 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki, Auckland – 6 September 2018.

    Hanson, Rowan Paul, 101C Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua – 4 September 2018.

    Henare, Tiare Dinah (also known as O’Connor, Dinah Tiare), 2/6 Walter Strevens Drive, Conifer Grove, Takanini – 6 September 2018.

    Hilton, Martin, 40 Pomare Road, Tirohanga, Lower Hutt – 31 August 2018.

    Hockenhull, Paul Denver, 153 Taemaro Road, RD 1, Mangonui – 3 September 2018.

    Hockenhull, Turi, 153 Taemaro Road, RD 1, Mangonui – 3 September 2018.

    Johns, Glen Brayden, 14 Florence Daly Place, Mount Roskill, Auckland – 5 September 2018.

    Kafoa, Lavinia Foliaki (also known as Vaiomounga, Lavinia), 102 Gadsby Road, Favona, Auckland – 31 August 2018.

    Kay, Ian Christopher, Shyankureru 202, Nishihira-Cho 10-5, Nishinomiya, Japan – 31 August 2018.

    Kok, Roanna Elizabeth (also known as Pram, Roanna), 37 Jarryd Crescent, Berwick, Victoria, Australia – 4 September 2018.

    Legge, Maureen Fay, 3/133 Carlisle Road, Northcross, Auckland – 4 September 2018.

    Lyon, Ben Jay, 15C Ferndale Drive, RD 5, Papakura – 6 September 2018.

    McClelland, Jennifer Mary, 43A Havelock Street, Renwick – 6 September 2018.

    McNabb, Laura Anne (also known as Tidwell, Laura), 4 Warwick Crescent, Taradale, Napier – 5 September 2018.

    Moon, Jason Gregory, 10/53 Park Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia – 31 August 2018.

    Morgan, Jennifer Mary, 10 Iris Street, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia – 5 September 2018.

    North, Andre Warren, 11 William Avenue, Manurewa, Auckland – 6 September 2018.

    Spinks, Jacqueline Joanne, 77 Kaipara Flats Road, RD 1, Warkworth – 30 August 2018.

    Taumata, Elsa Adelaide (also known as Taumata, Aviivii; Aviivii, Elsa and Ohlson, Elsa), 4 Rawlings Street, Bader, Hamilton – 4 September 2018.

    Tumata, Aaron Wiremu, 26 Oak Tree Lane, Rolleston – 30 August 2018.

    Turner, Jennifer Elizabeth, 2/126 Thompson Road, Bluff Hill, Napier – 5 September 2018.

    Wederell, Glenn Douglas (also known as Wederell, Douglas Glenn), 2 Roberts Road, Islington, Christchurch – 5 September 2018.

    Withers, Janeen Maree, 130A Russell Terrace, Berhampore, Wellington – 3 September 2018.

    Creditors please note:

    1. If you claim a security interest over any assets of the above, or have any information that would assist, please contact us.
    2. To register a claim or to obtain more information on Bankruptcies, No Asset Procedures, or Liquidations please visit our website at www.insolvency.govt.nz.

    OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE.

    Phone: 0508 467 658.
    Private Bag 4714, Christchurch 8140.


              

    Spaceflight and Rocket Lab will put a Japanese shooting-star satellite into orbit

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    An artist’s conception shows the ALE-2 shooting-star satellite in orbit. (ALE / Spaceflight Illustration) Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s handling the pre-launch logistics for a Japanese satellite that’s designed to spray artificial shooting stars into the sky. Tokyo-based ALE’s spacecraft is just one of seven satellites due to be sent into orbit from New Zealand as […]

    The post Spaceflight and Rocket Lab will put a Japanese shooting-star satellite into orbit appeared first on RocketNews | Top News Stories From Around the Globe.


              

    How did she do that? New Zealand-based Shibani Shetty on making it on the global fashion stage

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    She’s dressed some of India and Sri Lanka’s biggest movie stars, but Auckland-based Shibani Shetty is only just getting started. Inspired by the international runways, from Milan to Mumbai, Mission Bay-based Shibani looked to the international fashion community to launch her contemporary fashion label Tutla. A software engineer by trade, the designer has shown how […]

    The post How did she do that? New Zealand-based Shibani Shetty on making it on the global fashion stage appeared first on Fashion Quarterly.


              

    NZ Telecommunications Review

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    The telecommunications industry is growing and changing at a very high pace. The growth is not only in terms of volume but also in terms of changing needs and technology. To keep up with this high pace and fast changing technologies countries need strong legislation and an efficient regulatory system to promote fair competition in industry. This presentation is a review of existing telecommunications legislation and regulations in New Zealand.

    Legislation, Regulations and Recommendations

    NZ Telecommunications Review

    Tue, 30 May 2017 - 12:30pm AEST
    Dr. Sonia Gul
    Nurul Sarkar

    Dr. Sonia Gul Dr. Sonia Gul is a Lecturer at Cornell Institute of Technology, Auckland. She is also a member of Network and Security Research Group (NSRG), Auckland University of Technology. Her research focuses on Wireless Networks, Telecommunications, Emergency/Disaster Communications and ICT.  Sonia is also involved in Program Development for Tertiary Education (Computing). She has published a number of refereed articles in reputable journals and conferences.

    Nurul Sarkar Nurul Sarkar (nurul [dot] srakar [at] aut [dot] ac [dot] nz) holds a PhD from the University of Auckland and is currently associate professor and leader of the Network and Security Research Group at the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of many professional organizations and societies. Dr Sarkar is a regularly invited keynote speaker, chair, and committee member for various national and international fora. He has published over 150 refereed articles and served on the editorial review boards of several prestigious journals. Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide, his second book has been published by Taylor and Francis in January 2014. Dr. Sarkar is a senior member of IEEE.


              

    WONZ 209 – Buck Harrison – Helicopter Crewman

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    Main Speaker: Warrant Officer Keith “Buck” Harrison, RNZAF Retired

    Other Speaker: Dave Homewood

    Recorded: 1st of September 2019

    Released: 31st of October 2019

    Duration: 51 minutes 51 seconds

    This is the third episode from the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch. We hear a talk given by Buck Harrison who joined [...]

              

    Carpenter

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    CARPENTER // NEW ZEALAND SVR require experienced, reliable carpenters for a variety of projects inNew Zealand We have commercial, residential or maintenance carpentry work available depending on your preference. You will need: * Extensive experience in the building industry as well as a proven and reliable work ethic. * Evidence of your qualifications and experience. * * Your own hand and power tools. A site safe passport would be useful, however if you do not have one we will pay for your... NEG
              

    Andy Polo, 3 other Portland Timbers players called up for international duty

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    Per a press release from the Portland Timbers... Portland Timbers defenders Jorge Moreira (Paraguay) and Bill Tuiloma (New Zealand), as well as midfielders Renzo Zambrano (Venezuela) and Andy Polo ...
              

    Tony Iommi Releases Message in Support of James Hetfield

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    Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is the latest notable metal musician to release a statement in support of James Hetfield. The Metallica frontman, whose struggles with alcohol abuse were famously documented in Some Kind of Monster, re-entered rehab last week, leading to the cancellation of an upcoming Metallica/Slipknot tour of Australia and New Zealand. Writing on […]
              

    (IT) SAP SuccessFactors Test Analyst x 2

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    BRAND NEW IMPLEMENTATION WORK WITH GREAT TEAM MULTIPLE ROLES AVAILABLE SAP SuccessFactors Test Analyst x 2 One of our very well-known clients is looking for 2 x SAP SuccessFactors Test Analysts to join their team on an initial 4 month contract role based in Melbourne. In this role you will working in a project environment and be responsible for the end to end testing across SAP SuccessFactors. The ideal candidate will have; Must have 5+ years of SAP testing experience on SAP HR/Pay and SuccessFactors Experience in raising and managing defects through to resolution Experience to put together all the process documentation to build user guides Ability to work independently and as a team player The role will include; Implement testing activities across different modules of SAP SuccessFactors (EC, ECP and LMS) Provide subject matter expertise to develop UAT test scripts Execute test scripts, capturing defects, tracking, reporting and scheduling Identify and report defects Develop, update, and maintain testing standards and procedures. Execute test scripts. Record problems and issues in accordance with the projects problem and issue management plans. Work with the application team to resolve any issues that arise out of the testing process. Validate product fixes. Inform the test lead of any issues that may affect the schedule, budget, or quality of the testing. This contract role will be ideally starting ASAP. So if you are looking for your next challenging and exciting SAP testing role then ...........APPLY NOW! For further details please contact Scott at our Melbourne Head Office or apply via the link below. Before you click Apply Now, please ensure that your contact details are included in your resume and that you only attach MS Word format Documents. SPELLER INTERNATIONAL - SAP Recruitment Specialists. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.
     
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    Location: Melbourne
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    Contact: Scott
    Advertiser: Speller International
    Email: Scott.48B67.C8687@apps.jobserve.com
    Start Date: ASAP
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    Ibanez GRG121DX-BKF

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    : Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, GRG neck: Maple, Fretboard: New Zealand Pinewood with binding, Sharktooth inlays, 24 Jumbo frets, 2x IBZ-6 Humbuckers, Fixed bridge, Black hardware, Colour: Black Flat
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    Matt Parkinson's pride as he impresses on England debut

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    MATT Parkinson admitted it was a proud moment to make his competitive England debut in New Zealand.
              

    Comment on 85% of guns not handed in by Jack5

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    I'm guessing, Captain Pugwash, that you would also ban cross-bows, and perhaps even long bows. As for knives - well banning them would be night impossible. I doubt that assault-rifle type firearms can be eliminated from civil society any more than knives can. Unfortunately (in my view), the advent of cheap, home-user machine tools means they are becoming, feasibly, home made. The prime example of the cheap machine tool that allows this is the Ghost Gunner, developed by the controversial anarchist Cody Wilson. It's not available outside the United States, and I suspect is difficult to buy in most USA states. Getting a courier to deliver it might be more than a tad difficult. Rather than the beginning of an industrial empire, Cody's tools are a warning of what is likely to come. As I understand it, with the right machine tool, you select and download a software program to make the gun. (Some folk might be able to write their own programs.) Cody Wilson has given the firearms the Internet title of "wiki weapons". Societies will have their best chance of controlling home made assault rifles if they target ammunition. It was the German development of the the ammunition before World War 2 that led to the emergence, and now prevalence, of assault rifles. If you just wanted an ordinary semi-automatic or bolt rifle, you wouldn't need even the equivalent of a "Ghost Gunner". New Zealand has hobbyists, fortunately responsible engineering types with firearms licences, who make their own target rifles for example. As far as assault rifles go, the bees are out of the jar. Controlling them is going to be a whale of job. I would start by getting legitimate shooting sports people on side, and hunters and farmers. Good police liaison with these groups might trigger early alerts to a future terrorist. If a future Brenton Harrison Tarrant crops up at a group similar to the Bruce Rifle Club, where Tarrant practised, an early alert to the police might stymie bloodshed. For a taste of the potential of emerging home-made firearms technology, Cody Wilson's description on Wikipedia is worth a look: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cody_Wilson
              

    Huawei Watch GT 2 Sport review

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    Huawei is launching the Huawei Watch GT 2 Sport Edition in New Zealand - a new version of its already classic Huawei Watch GT bringing some improvements that are sure to be welcome by many.


              

    CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces

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    CarbonClick is working with AA Smartfuel to integrate into its programme to make carbon offsetting available to over 2.6 million New Zealanders.




              

    Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand

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    Real time data from race boat to chase boat â€" Spark announces next step with Emirates Team New Zealand.


              

    New Zealand: Kulstofneutralt i 2050

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    New Zealands parlament har lige vedtaget at hele landet skal være "Carbon Neutral" i 2050. Historie i The Guardian Lovforslaget blev enstemmigt vedtaget i NZ's parlament. Det minder lidt om den kovending vi også har set her i landet, hvor selv "Klimatosserne" i DF er kommet på bedre tanker eft...
              

    Is there a crisis in ticket sales?

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    [QUOTE] [b]runner_70 wrote:[/b] [QUOTE] [b]The Real Wizard wrote:[/b] [QUOTE] [b]runner_70 wrote:[/b] Stop you "have you ever been to a gig" as you obviously haven't you dumbfuck[/QUOTE] And back to trolling and childish insults you go. Why you haven't been banned from this place is beyond me and any rational person here. [/QUOTE] Because I voice my opinion, I do not spam and I give dumb glamtarts a hard time and I am right most of the time. Thanks for listening. This "haven't you been to a concert" deserved the right answer and it did. Live with it or scroll on. And I do not seen you as a rational person so your opinion is totally irrelevant.[/QUOTE] We The Circle of Eidolon have read much of what you have to say runner_70. You do what you claim the rational posters do. It is you who spam, troll and insult. You runner_70 stand on a weak platform and argue using not facts but figments of your limited intelligence. We The Circle of Eidolon are aware that neither The Real Wizard or Vocal Harmony are people who reply from a point of hate or need to distort facts to prove a point. You runner_70 have stated that the Queen+tour is seated, that is not true, the arenas in Europe and the UK have floor standing. The Australian and New Zealand dates are outdoor stadiums so again many standing tickets. Your argument runner is weak as are your many posts You post much but achieve nothing. The Circle of Eidolon has spoken
              

    BusinessDesk goes public with new offer

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    Press Release – BusinessDesk BusinessDesk goes public with new offer to individual and corporate customers New Zealand has a new business news website with the launch of BusinessDesk at businessdesk.co.nz. CEO Pattrick Smellie said the company, which originated as a business newswire a decade ago, has a formidable team of senior reporters, to which BusinessDesk […]
              

    2019 25th ID Change of Command [Image 4 of 5]

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    New Zealand Army representative attends a change of command and assumption of responsibility ceremony held at Schofield Barracks, Hi., Nov. 5, 2019. The ceremony welcomed the incoming Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard and farewelled the outgoing Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Ronald P. Clark. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Valencia McNeal)
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    Boomers Have Uncovered The Term ‘OK Boomer’ And They Are Not Happy

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    The term “OK Boomer” has found its place on the internet, even making its way into New Zealand’s Parliament this week—but those at the center of phrase, boomers, aren’t too happy about the reference.

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    New Zealand Merino Company the country's best international business

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    Merino is now in surfboards and shoes, and this transformation to high-value fibre has seen a Kiwi company rewarded.
              

    Shane Bond interested in England fast bowling coach role

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    The former New Zealand paceman is temporarily taking the reins for his country’s last two Twenty20s against England.
              

    Warren Gatland understood to be in the running for All Blacks job - providing he drops British and Irish Lions role

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    Offer - We are hiring! English teaching position available in our primary school in Hanoi, Vietnam. - Vienna

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    1. Location:Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is famous for its hundred-year-old architecture and rich culture with the influence of Southeast Asia, China and France. The city center is the bustling old quarter, where narrow streets are named "goods". There are many small temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, along with Dong Xuan market, selling household goods and street food. 2. Job details: • Salary : $20-$23/ hour• Class size: 40-45• Student age : 6-10 years old• Full assistant to find accommodation and get adapted to the new working environment • Friendly and professional colleagues ( Native English teachers and local teachers ) • TIME: Daytime from Monday to Friday• Working time: 15h/week, Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 16:30 (ensure enough time for teachers to teach)3. REQUIREMENTS:- full time- Willing to sign at least 9- month commitment.- Teaching Certificate (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL or equivalent)- Bachelor degree.- Police check- Health check-Free visa, work permit- Native English speakers from the US, the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada and Ireland4. How to apply:Please kindly send us your documents to email: melodyyhrteaching@gmail.com if you are interested.Including: Your resume, your passport, your photo of degree and your headshot
              

    GHD celebrates 10 years in Papua New Guinea

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    GHD celebrated a milestone 10 year anniversary of its Papua New Guinea (PNG) office this month.

    The events highlighted GHD’s achievements in PNG so far, and thanked clients and employees for their support.

    Even though GHD has been undertaking projects in the country since 1967, its local office was set up 10 years ago starting with just two employees. The company now has six full-time employees along with an additional 37 GHD employees working in Port Moresby to deliver the PNG Transport Sector Support Program 2 for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Government of PNG.

    Chairman Rob Knott led a delegation of senior leaders from Australia to Port Moresby to celebrate the occasion with employees and clients.

    Rob shared that "coming back to see the PNG office represents an emotional return for me where the vision of having a PNG office had been realised well beyond expectations."

    May Ngui, Canberra Region General Manager, said, "We see this PNG office as central to our broader strategic role in the Indo-Pacific. Our growing team can and will be a vibrant and energised centre of capability for our local geotechnical team and for on-the-ground project management of a wide range of work."

    GHD is well established in the Indo-Pacific region with offices in PNG, Fiji, New Zealand, Philippines, Guam and Saipan, with services spanning the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation


              

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    Fires Are Ravaging Brazil’s Pantanal, the World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:38 PM PST

    (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sending others fleeing.

    The inferno in the world’s largest tropical wetlands is the latest environmental disaster facing Brazil, coming after a mysterious oil spill that is afflicting beaches in the northeast and August fires that raged in the Amazon region.

    The Pantanal, which sprawls over parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, is a popular ecotourism destination considered one of the best places to see wildlife in South America. During the wet season, rivers overflow their banks and make most of the region accessible only by boat and plane. In the dry season, wildlife enthusiasts flock to see jaguars lounging on riverbanks, as well as macaws, giant river otters and caiman.

    But this year’s dry season has extended much longer than usual.

    “Any spark in this area these days of high temperatures and very low humidity will start fires like those we’ve seen in recent days,” Júlio Cesar Sampaio, chief of WWF Brasil’s Cerrado Pantanal program, said by phone. “Only rain will decrease the risk of fire.”

    Rescue efforts have so far found burned remains of caimans, iguanas and snakes. SOS Pantanal, a local group, reported that hyacinth macaws, a vulnerable species, lost much of their primary food source as coconut and palm trees went up in flames, and the blue-and-yellow birds have been seen flying about aimlessly.

    Between January and November, the area had 516% more fires than the same period last year, according to data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research.

    While there have been more fires in the Amazon, they have been dispersed across an area roughly half the size of the United States. The blazes in the Pantanal, by contrast, are concentrated in Corumba, a municipality in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Corumba has had about twice as many fires as the worst-affected municipalities in the Amazon.

    “There is no precedent for a fire of this scale,” said Angelo Rabelo, president of the Instituto Homem Pantaneiro, an environmental group based in Corumba.

    Fires in the Pantanal this time of year are abnormal because heavy rains usually start in October. Rabelo said waters in the rivers and wetlands drained much faster this year. The Paraguay River, one of the region’s main fluvial veins, is at a 20-year low.

    “Climate change is here,” he said.

    With little precipitation, high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fires are spreading fast through the low vegetation, authorities say.

    The Mato Grosso do Sul state government said in a press release that the fires are “of a proportion never-before registered” and that the causes were both the dry conditions and “criminal activity.”

    Firefighters say the cause is likely local people setting fires to clear land of vegetation, a practice also blamed for many of the Amazon fires. Such burning is particularly common among cattle ranchers, who use fire rather than costly equipment to prepare pastures.

    Fires in the Pantanal this year have been overshadowed by the months-long period of blazes seen in the Amazon region. The governor of Mato Grosso do Sul declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11 after over 10,000 square kilometers (nearly 3,900 square miles) burned in the previous five weeks in the state’s portion of the Amazon.

    The Hyacinth Macaw Institute, an environmental group, released a report Wednesday saying the Pantanal destruction in September and October hit the area’s biggest center for hyacinth macaw reproduction and also came in the middle of mating season. Of 98 nests monitored, at least four baby birds died, their nostrils clogged with soot.

    The fires have only worsened since, and still the rain hasn’t fallen.

    “I’ve been a firefighter for 23 years,” said Waldemir Moreira, who runs the state fire department’s environmental protection unit. “We’ve certainly had fires before, but it’s much more serious now. We want the world to pay attention to our Pantanal, too.”

    Northern Mexico Town Prepares Funerals After Nine Americans Were Killed in Drug Cartel Violence

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:30 PM PST

    (LA MORA, Mexico) — Under a strong security presence, this remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

    Dozens of high-riding pickups and SUVS, many with U.S. license plates from as far away as North Dakota, bumped across dirt and rock roads over desert, arid grasslands and pine-covered mountains Wednesday as night fell on this community of about 300 people. Many of the residents are dual U.S. and Mexican citizens who consider themselves Mormon but are not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    At least 1,000 visitors were expected to bunk down in the hamlet overnight ahead of Thursday’s funerals, filling floor space in the 30 or so homes or sleeping in tents they brought with them. At least one cow was slaughtered to help feed the masses, as well as the few dozen Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to La Mora.

    Steven Langford, who was mayor of La Mora from 2015 to 2018, said he expected the killings to have a “major” impact on the community. Once upon a time he didn’t think about moving around the area in the middle of night, but in the last 10 to 15 years things “got worse and worse and worse.” As many as half of the residents could move away, he feared.

    “It was a massacre, 100% a massacre,” said Langford, whose sister Christina Langford was one of the women killed. “I don’t know how it squares with the conscience of someone to do something so horrible.”

    When gunmen opened fire on them Monday, the Mexican army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive.

    To many, the bloodshed seemed to demonstrate once more that the government has lost control over vast areas of Mexico to drug traffickers.

    “The country is suffering very much from violence,” said William Stubbs, a pecan and alfalfa farmer who serves on a community security committee in the American-dominated hamlet of Colonia LeBaron. “You see it all over. And it ain’t getting better. It’s getting worse.”

    The lack of law enforcement in rural areas like the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora once led the dual U.S.-Mexican residents of places like Colonia LeBaron to form their own civilian defense patrols.

    Stubbs said that after the 2009 killing of anti-crime activist Benjamin LeBaron, residents positioned themselves each night for two years with high-powered binoculars to keep watch from the large “L” for “LeBaron” that stands on a hillside above the town.

    Since then, he said, the cartels have left Le Baron and the town of Galeana a few kilometers to the north alone. But he said they have watched the cartels get stronger in the past two decades, with nearby communities in the mountains suffering from violence and extortion.

    This week, he said, the military told him that the town of Zaragoza had been about 50% abandoned.

    The army’s chief of staff, Gen. Homero Mendoza, said Wednesday the attack that killed three American mothers and six of their children started at 9:40 a.m. Monday, but the nearest army units were in the border city of Agua Prieta, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) and 3½ hours away.

    Soldiers didn’t start out for the scene until 2:30 p.m. and didn’t arrive until 6:15 p.m. — even while five surviving children lay hiding in the mountains with bullet wounds.

    “There are areas where the government’s control is very fragile,” said Alejandro Hope, a Mexican security analyst.

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador created the militarized National Guard after he took office last December to help law enforcement, but its 70,000 troops have to cover a vast territory.

    “The government’s main policy tool, the National Guard, is not where it should be,” Hope said. “It should be in the mountains, and it’s not there.”

    He noted that Sonora and Chihuahua states, with over 160,000 square miles (420,000 square kilometers) between them, have only about 4,100 National Guard agents stationed there, or about one for every 40 square miles.

    Questions have also arisen over whether the army can do its job even when it is present. On Oct. 17, in Sinaloa state, soldiers were forced to release the captured son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to avoid further bloodshed after Sinaloa cartel gunmen counterattacked in greater numbers in the city of Culiacan.

    Colonia Le Baron is a place where the U.S. influence is evident everywhere: pickup trucks with license plates from California, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, and English-speaking customers eating hamburgers at Ray’s Restaurant, Coffee & Grill. Many of the dual citizens were born here, and their families have been here for decades.

    Stubbs predicted that some people will move their families to the United States out of fear but will ultimately come back, as happened after the 2009 killing.

    He dismissed López Obrador’s “hugs, not bullets” security strategy of trying to solve underlying social problems instead of battling drug cartels with military force.

    “I’m really shocked actually of his way of thinking, and it ain’t going to solve the problems,” Stubbs said.

    Residents know they can’t fight the cartels on their own.

    “We’re not experts in military and war and weapons,” Stubbs said. “We’re farmers, and we have great families and big families, and we definitely want our families to be peaceful.”

    Mexican officials said the attackers may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang. The Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, known as “La Linea,” or “The Line,” are fighting a vicious turf war against a faction of the Sinaloa cartel known as the “Salazar.”

    “Those who attacked the occupants (of the vehicles), they let the children go, so we can deduce that it was not a targeted attack” on the families, said Mendoza, the army chief of staff.

    Most of the victims lived in La Mora, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona. Many in the hamlet are related to the extended LeBaron family.

    The killers were believed to be from La Linea, whose gunmen entered Sinaloa cartel territory the previous day and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop near La Mora and an ambush farther up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to prevent Sinaloa gunmen from entering their territory in Chihuahua state.

    On Wednesday dozens of army soldiers, federal and state police and National Guard troops provided security along the bumpy route from Chihuahua state to La Mora, in neighboring Sonora, retracing in reverse the route the victims were on when they were ambushed. People in the caravan clapped the agents on the back in thanks and gave them food, bottles of water and baseball caps.

    Langford said he and others come and go frequently between La Mora and the United States, working north of the border to build lives and families in a place he described as a “paradise” for children to grow up. Behind the lot where he and his wife raised 11 kids, they are fond of fishing and swimming.

    “We’ve always known the dangers. We’ve seen the people doing their deal. We always had the policy, ‘We don’t bother them.’ We never dreamed something like this could happen,” said Langford. “Now this place is going to become a ghost town. A lot of people are going to leave.”

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Shakes Off a Rocky Start to the Elections

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:41 PM PST

    (LONDON) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British voters Wednesday that they have to back his Conservatives if they want an end to Brexit delays, as he tried to shake off a rocky start to the governing party’s election campaign.

    Speaking outside his No. 10 Downing St. office on the first official day of Britain’s five-week campaign, Johnson said the political impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union made him want to “chew my own tie in frustration.”

    “I don’t want an early election, and no one much wants to have an election in December, but we have got to the stage where we have no choice,” he said.

    Johnson, trying to set the stage for a people-versus-Parliament campaign, said lawmakers were “refusing time and again to deliver Brexit and honor the result of the referendum.”

    In fact, lawmakers approved Johnson’s EU divorce deal in principle last month, but asked for more time to scrutinize it. Johnson then withdrew the bill and pushed for an early election instead.

    Johnson also slammed his main rival, left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, comparing him to former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and — erroneously — claiming he had sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over a nerve-agent attack on British soil.

    All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the Dec. 12 election, which is coming more than two years early. Some 46 million British voters are eligible to take part in the country’s first December election in 96 years.

    Johnson urged voters to deliver a Conservative majority so Britain could “put uncertainty behind us.” With that support, Johnson vowed he would get Parliament to ratify his Brexit deal and the country would leave the EU as scheduled on Jan. 31.

    Brexit was supposed to happen on Oct. 31, but with Britain’s politicians deadlocked, the bloc granted the U.K. a three-month delay.

    While unofficial campaigning has been ramping up for weeks, the campaign formally began when Parliament was dissolved Wednesday. Johnson went to Buckingham Palace to notify Queen Elizabeth II of the dissolution before unveiling the party’s election slogan — “Get Brexit done and unleash Britain’s potential” — at a rally in the central England city of Birmingham.

    The Conservative campaign has had a bumpy start. Just minutes before Johnson spoke Wednesday, Cabinet Minister Alun Cairns resigned over allegations about a former aide’s role in a rape trial.

    Cairns said he was quitting as Welsh secretary because of “speculation” surrounding the “very sensitive matter,” which is under investigation. He said he was confident he would be cleared of wrongdoing.

    Cairns denies allegations that he knew his former staffer Ross England made claims about a victim’s sexual history when he was a witness in a 2018 rape trial. That is not allowed, and the trial collapsed. The judge accused England of deliberately sabotaging the trial. Cairns later endorsed England as a candidate for an upcoming Welsh Assembly election.

    On Tuesday, another Conservative, outgoing House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, was forced to apologize for suggesting that the victims of a 2017 London apartment block inferno that killed 72 people lacked common sense for following fire department advice to wait in their apartments for help.

    The comments drew sharp rebukes from opposition politicians — and from rap star Stormzy, who urged the Conservative lawmaker to resign and tweeted: “These politicians are actual aliens.”

    The Conservatives were also criticized for posting a doctored video of a senior Labour figure on Twitter that appeared to show him failing to answer a question, when in fact he did. Conservative Party chair James Cleverly claimed Wednesday the ad was just “a lighthearted satirical video.”

    In another over-the-top political insult, Johnson used a column in the Daily Telegraph to accuse the Labour Party under Corbyn of attacking the rich “with a relish and vindictiveness not seen since Stalin persecuted the kulaks,” the wealthier peasants targeted by the Soviet regime in the 1930s.

    In his Downing Street speech, Johnson also claimed inaccurately that Corbyn had “sided with Putin” after a former Russian spy and his daughter were attacked with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury.

    Corbyn initially asked for “incontrovertible evidence” that Moscow was behind the 2018 attack, as Britain’s Conservative government had insisted. He later said he believed Russia was responsible for the poisoning.

    Other parties in the race include the Liberal Democrats, who want to cancel Brexit; the Scottish National Party, which opposes Brexit and wants Scotland to leave the U.K.; and the Brexit Party, which says Britain should leave the bloc without a deal.

    The Labour Party has its own woes, with many of the party’s lawmakers uneasy about Corbyn’s firm left-wing views and ambivalence over the EU. On Wednesday, deputy leader Tom Watson, who has often clashed with Corbyn, announced that he was stepping down from politics.

    Watson acknowledged his “political differences” with Corbyn in a resignation letter but said the decision was personal rather than political.

    Labour wants to shift the election debate away from Brexit and onto domestic issues such as health care, the environment and social welfare, saying it will reverse Britain’s increasing social inequality.

    Corbyn has labelled Johnson’s economic plans “Thatcherism on steroids,” in reference to the free-market, low-spending ideology of the late former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

    “I don’t do personal attacks,” Corbyn told supporters in Telford, central England. He said, if elected, he would be “a very different kind of prime minister.”

    “I was not born to rule,” Corbyn said, contrasting himself with the affluent, Oxford University-educated Johnson. “I don’t pursue the kind of politics that thinks it’s all a game, a parlor game, a debating society game.”

    An Ambush on a Canadian Mining Company Convoy Has Killed 37 People in Burkina Faso

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:09 PM PST

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

    Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso’s Eastern region and involved five buses of employees who were being accompanied by a military escort.

    Col. Saidou Sanou, the region’s governor, gave the provisional casualty toll in a statement. The mining company said only that it was aware of “several fatalities and injuries.”

    “Boungou mine site remains secured and our operations are not affected,” Semafo said in its statement. “We are actively working with all levels of authorities to ensure the ongoing safety and security of our employees, contractors and suppliers.”

    The area has become increasingly precarious for Semafo, which operates two gold mines in Burkina Faso. Last year, an employee and subcontractor were killed when a bus was targeted by bandits, according to Canadian Press. Later last year, five members of Burkina Faso’s security forces were killed in an attack near the Boungou mine.

    Sylvain Leclerc, spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, said there were no reports of any Canadian citizen among the casualties. She added that Canada’s government condemns the attack and supports efforts to bring peace to Burkina Faso.

    The violence underscores the rapidly deteriorating security situation in once peaceful Burkina Faso, which has been infiltrated by jihadists who have been active for years in neighboring Mali. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic extremists have staged dozens of attacks on churches and public officials across the north of Burkina Faso the last few years.

    Concerted military actions by five regional countries, along with a French operation, have failed to stem the growing violence.

    The country, which experienced its first major extremist attack in 2015, is a gateway south into coastal West Africa, and regional leaders worry the extremists could be moving into Togo and Benin.

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    Associated Press writer Krista Larson in Dakar, Senegal, contributed to this report.

    Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Users: U.S. Investigators

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:07 PM PST

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts.

    The accounts included those of a popular journalist with more than 1 million followers and other prominent government critics.

    It also alleged that the employees — whose jobs did not require access to Twitter users’ private information — were rewarded with a designer watch and tens of thousands of dollars funneled into secret bank accounts. They were charged with acting as agents of Saudi Arabia without registering with the U.S. government.

    Ahmad Abouammo, who left his job as the media partnership manager responsible for Twitter’s Middle East region in 2015, was also charged with falsifying documents and making false statements when questioned by FBI agents. He was expected to make his initial court appearance in Seattle federal court Wednesday afternoon.

    That same year, investigators alleged that a Saudi working as a social media adviser for the Saudi royal family, recruited Twitter engineer Ali Alzabarah by flying him to Washington, D.C., for a private meeting with an unnamed member of the family.

    “Within one week of returning to San Francisco, Alzabarah began to access without authorization private data of Twitter users en masse,” the complaint said.

    The effort included the user data of over 6,000 Twitter users, including at least 33 usernames for which Saudi Arabian law enforcement had submitted emergency disclosure requests to Twitter, investigators said.

    After being confronted by his supervisors at Twitter, Alzabarah allegedly admitted to accessing user data and said he did it out of curiosity.

    Alzabarah was placed on administrative leave, his work-owned laptop was seized and he was escorted out of the office. The next day, he flew to Saudi Arabia with his wife and daughter and has not returned to the United States, investigators said. A warrant for his arrest was issued as part of the complaint.

    False Alarm Triggers Hijacking Protocol at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Airline Says

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:48 PM PST

    Passengers and crew on board a plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam were reported safe after Dutch police began investigating a “suspicious situation” on Wednesday.

    A tweet from the official Schiphol airport’s account said the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Dutch military police, is looking into the situation on board of a plane at the airport. The police’s official Twitter account also confirmed the investigation.

    Details about what police were investigating on the plane were not immediately available.

    About an hour after announcing the start of the investigation, police and airport officials said the passengers and crew were safely off the plane. The investigation on the plane continues, they said.

    The airline Air Europa said Wednesday afternoon that a false alarm prompted the investigation. A warning that “triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport” was activated by mistake on a flight from Amsterdam to Madrid, according to a tweet from the airline.

    Air Europa noted in a followup tweet that its flight to Madrid would take off shortly. Schiphol airport said later Wednesday afternoon that regular operations had resumed at the airport.

    Schiphol airport is one of the world’s busiest hubs, with more than 70 million passengers passing through each year.

     

    The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:20 AM PST

    The decisive rise of the “OK Boomer” meme continues.

    On Monday, an MP from New Zealand’s Green Party, 25-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, delivered a speech in support of a Zero Carbon Bill, which would provide a framework to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and establish a new Climate Change Commission. The government’s previous plan to limit greenhouse gases has been criticized by climate activists as insufficient.

    “Mr. Speaker, how many world leaders for how many decades have seen and known what is coming, but have decided that it is more politically expedient to keep [climate change] behind closed doors?” she asked. “My generation and the generations after me do not have that luxury.”

    Read more: Why TIME Devoted an Entire Issue to Climate Change

    “In the year 2050 I will be 56 years old… yet, right now, the average of this 52nd Parliament is 49-years old,” she continued. In response, another MP began to heckle her.

    “OK boomer,” Swarbrick shot back.

    Not sure what she’s referring to? The phrase “OK boomer” comes from a viral meme that originated on the social media site TikTok. The videos usually include an audio clip of an older man saying, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” Teens then include their reactions, always a variation on the phrase “OK Boomer.”

    The phrase has taken off across the Internet and beyond, and become a common retort used by young people when confronting condescension from older people, usually those of the Baby Boomer generation.

     

    In an interview with Stuff, Swarbrick explained her use of the phrase: It’s a “simple summarisation of collective exhaustion,” she said. “Young people have suffered a decade of jibes about how millennials have ruined everything and need to ‘pull our socks up,’ or something.”

    “‘OK boomer’ acknowledges that you cannot win a deeply polarized debate — facts don’t matter,” she continued. “It’s better to acknowledge that perhaps energy is better spent elsewhere.”

    Hungarian Mayor Resigns Amid ‘Yacht Orgy’ Scandal

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:36 AM PST

    (Bloomberg) — The mayor of western Hungary’s largest city, who was re-elected despite the publication of a video showing him participating in an orgy on a luxury yacht, has resigned less than a month after winning a fourth term.

    Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of Gyor and a 1988 Olympic champion gymnast, said in an open letter on Wednesday that he was stepping down because of his “moral predicament.” His resignation is effective Friday. Under pressure, Borkai had already quit Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party last month.

    Hungary’s opposition had seized on the Borkai scandal during the campaign for nationwide municipal elections as evidence of moral decay under Orban’s nine-year rule. The video was widely seen as having helped tip close races in favor of a united opposition, including in Budapest, and deal the Hungarian leader his worst electoral setback in more than a decade.

    Child Survivors of Mexico Ambush Hid in Brush, Walked as Much as 14 Miles for Help

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:25 AM PST

    (GALEANA, Mexico) — The eight children, some mere infants, who survived the ambush in northern Mexico not only escaped the drug cartel gunmen who killed their mothers but managed to hide in the brush, with some walking miles to get help despite grisly bullet wounds.

    In a testament to a mother’s devotion, one woman reportedly stashed her baby on the floor of her Suburban and got out of the vehicle, waving her arms to show the gunmen she wasn’t a threat. She may have moved away from the vehicle to distract their attention; her bullet-ridden body was found about 15 yards (meters) away from the SUV.

    The mother was one of nine U.S. citizens — three women and six children all living in northern Mexico — slaughtered Monday when cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road in an attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk. Mexican officials said the gunmen may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.

    The five wounded children were seriously enough injured that Mexican authorities flew them to the border in a military helicopter to receive hospital care in the United States. Sonora state health officials said they were “stable” at the moment of transfer. Three other children who were not wounded are in the care of family members in the tiny hamlet of La Mora in northern Mexico.

    But what the children went through in the remote, mountainous area of Sonora state is nearly indescribable.

    Kendra Miller, a relative, said in an account of the shootings that Devin Blake Langford, 13, was one of the few uninjured young people and quickly took charge, eventually walking about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) back to La Mora for help.

    “After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Devin hid his six other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help,” according to the account. “When he took too long to return, his 9-year-old sister left the remaining five to try again.”

    That girl, Mckenzie Rayne Langford, walked for hours in the dark before she was found several hours after the other children were rescued. She was listed as missing for a while.

    Altogether, the kids were on their own from about 1:00 p.m., when the ambush began, until about 7:30 p.m., when they were rescued. Relatives from La Mora tried to reach them before that, but were turned back by gunfire. The area is the site of a cartel turf war.

    In recordings of calls between the rescuers, they can be heard debating whether it was better to risk more lives, or wait for an hour or two until Mexican army troops arrived. It was an agonizing decision.

    What they saw when they found the children was terrifying.

    Cody Greyson Langford, 8, had been shot in the jaw and bled profusely. Another girl had been shot in the foot and the back.

    The killers were apparently members of the Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, La Linea — “The Line” — whose gunmen had entered Sinaloa cartel territory and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop and an ambush further up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to send a message that it controlled the road into Chihuahua. It was this invasion force that the American mothers and their three vehicles drove into.

    It was only after the first vehicle was shot up and set afire that 50 or 60 Sinaloa cartel gunmen showed up to see what had happened.

    But it isn’t the cruelty of the cartel, but the bravery, innocence and sacrifice of the victims that relatives want remembered.

    Austin Cloes, a relative of the victims, said from his home in Salt Lake City that they were good people who loved their children and enjoyed their quiet lives based around a successful pecan farming operation.

    “This sort of thing shouldn’t go unnoticed,” said Cloes, who works with at-risk youth and coaches high school basketball. “And these sorts of people shouldn’t just be buried without their names being put out there. These are great people.”

    The dead in the attacks included a mother, her 8-month-old twins, her 10-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son. Another mother lay dead in the front seat of another Suburban, along with the bullet-riddled bodies of her sons, ages 11 and 2.

    The victims lived in Sonora state, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona, in the hamlet of La Mora, which was founded decades ago by an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many La Mora residents call themselves Mormons but are not affiliated with any church.

    A number of such American farming communities are clustered around the Chihuahua-Sonora state border. Many members were born in Mexico and have dual citizenship. While some of the splinter groups were once polygamous, many no longer are.

    All of the victims were apparently related to the extended LeBaron family in Chihuahua, whose members have run afoul of the drug traffickers over the years. Benjamin LeBaron, an anti-crime activist who founded neighborhood patrols against cartels, was killed in 2009.

    The victims had set out to visit relatives in Chihuahua. One woman was headed to the airport in Phoenix to meet her husband.

    While a drug-related violence has been raging for years in Mexico, the attack underscored the way cartel gunmen have become increasingly unconcerned about killing children as collateral damage. In August in Chihuahua state, cartel gunmen fired 123 bullets at a man and also killed three girls, ages 4, 13 and 14. In June, a young boy was killed along with his father in Sonora state. In July, a 10-year-old was killed during a robbery in Puebla state.

    Criminal investigators said late Tuesday that a suspect was arrested, but it was unclear whether the person had taken part in the ambush.

    In a statement posted on Facebook, the Agency for Criminal Investigation for the state of Sonora said that the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right at the border with the U.S. state of Arizona, holding two hostages who were gagged and tied inside a vehicle.

    The suspect, whose gender was not specified in the statement, was also found in possession of four assault rifles and ammunition, as well as various large vehicles including a bullet-proofed SUV, the agency said.

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    AP Writer Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

    Buckingham Palace Says Queen Elizabeth’s New Clothes Will No Longer Feature Real Fur

    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 05:13 AM PST

    (LONDON) — Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur.

    The palace said Wednesday the decision does not mean the queen will dispose of all the fur outfits she already has. The palace statement says “the queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe.”

    The decision pleased animal rights activists, who have sometimes criticized the monarch for the fur pieces in her collection of designer clothes.

    Claire Bass, director of the Humane Society International/UK, says “we are thrilled Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free.” She says the queen’s decision will send a positive message that fur is no longer considered fashionable.


              

    Panel phishes out issues and opportunities for .nz

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    The .nz panel has spent the last couple of months researching and listening to New Zealanders’ views essentially on how open, accessible and secure they want the Internet to be.


              

    First Presidency Meets with Prominent Muslim Leader to Build Interfaith Friendship

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    Dr. Al-Issa also met with Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and toured Welfare Square.  President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greets His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, on November 5, 2019. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, tastes chocolate milk made on Welfare Square in Salt Lake City during a visit there on November 5, 2019, with Elder Kent F. Richards, director of Church Hosting and emeritus General Authority Seventy.Abdulwahab Al-Shehri, the Muslim World League’s director of media affairs, and Raad Fanary, an interpreter, joined Dr. Al-Issa during his visit to Salt Lake City to meet with Church leaders and state politicians.In October, Sister Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, and Sister Becky Craven, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, visited the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, tours Welfare Square in Salt Lake City on November 5, 2019, with Elder Kent F. Richards, director of Church Hosting and emeritus General Authority Seventy.”While the centers of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ sit on opposite sides of the world, the values that bring our communities together could not be closer,“ he wrote.

    His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, tours Temple Square in Salt Lake City on November 5, 2019, with Elder Kent F. Richards, director of Church Hosting and emeritus General Authority Seventy.

    Members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meet His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, on November 5, 2019. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, second from the right, and Elder Anthony D. Perkins, General Authority Seventy, far right, greet His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, on November 5, 2019.“We can convey the message to the Islamic world and tell them there are people in some parts of the world where they [dedicate] their lives especially to serve their brothers and sisters and humanity. I do want to congratulate you. I am really surprised to see that level of work you are offering here. You are inspiring to others.”Dr. Al-Issa wrote an op-ed published in the Deseret News on Sunday, November 3, in which he noted Joseph Smith's tolerance of other faiths and said Latter-day Saints and Muslims should be leaders in the campaign toward peaceful coexistence.The First Presidency met with His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League and president of the International Organization for Muslim Scholars, on Tuesday, November 5. Members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, on November 5, 2019.“What I’ve seen here is a great example of the true meaning of mercy and love to humanity,” Dr. Al-Issa said after visiting Welfare Square. “We all around the world need to follow this humanitarian [approach] exactly. Also, the whole world needs to get exposed to and learn from these efforts and projects.Dr. Al-Issa received a medallion and a copy of “The Niche of Lights,” from the First Presidency on November 5. “The Niche of Lights” is an ancient text by 11th century Islamic thinker Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, a book that is part of the Islamic Translation Series published by Brigham Young University Press. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, tours the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City on November 5, 2019, with Elder Kent F. Richards, director of Church Hosting and emeritus General Authority Seventy.As part of President Russell M. Nelson's ministry to the Pacific in May, he met with with Muslim leaders in New Zealand and donated $100,000 from the Church to help rebuild the mosques attacked in Christchurch on March 15.


              

    What's in the newspapers -Nov 6

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    New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has accused some of those defending his High Court action of "covering their butts" and others of suffering a "memory lapse
              

    Centring Our Values: Open Access for Aotearoa

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    "Key Recommendations Develop a National Strategy • National Library, CONZUL, and LIANZA should work together collaboratively to lead the development of a national level strategy. • Each University and Crown Research Institute should appoint a senior leader who can manage strategy development and local coordination, while liaising with the wider research community. • Māori scientists, scholars, and researchers need to be specifically invited into this conversation and supported to participate. National Library, the Universities, and Crown Research Institutes should work to create the conditions needed for self-determination and an equitable outcome. Fill the Knowledge Gaps New Zealand has critical gaps in its knowledge around open access, scholarly publishing, and open data. To create good policies and move forward with this transformation, more research and more funding to conduct that research is needed. There is room for multiple robust research projects to help understand the needs of researchers, their current behaviors, and what interventions make the most sense in New Zealand. Centre Care • Work with the Tertiary Education Union to reform the Performance Based Research Funding system to support well-being and disentangle from proprietary non-transparent metrics. Refocus on traditional peer review and innovative ways of measuring excellence. • Fund and support education for librarians, academics, and administrators to develop a deeper understanding of scholarly communication and open access issues. • Support public and university community focused education campaigns to engage a wide range of people in open access issues and invite them into the conversation. Strengthen Open Access Infrastructure Transforming our scholarly communications system requires building both policy and technological infrastructure. To create a robust system that will support the kind of transformative change needed, we should prioritise developing this infrastructure as part of a deep engagement process with researchers, scholars, and scientists. • New Zealand universities should coordinate with our Australian counterparts and work to develop a regional response to Plan S. • Open Access policies across New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes should be harmonised to strengthen our national negotiating position - but, this process should be based on robust engagement with academics across disciplines and with the needs of Māori and other marginalised scholars at the forefront. • Increase existing investment in university repositories to ensure that ‘green’ open access remains a robust path. • Expand the existing institutional repository system to Crown Research Institutes and others. • Develop a policy framework focused on carbon footprinting and monitoring to ensure that the system is as close to zero carbon as possible...."
              

    How paywalls are poisoning public-interest research | The Spinoff

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    "Today, 51% of our New Zealand-based university research is made available to everyone – either through a university repository or by being published in a journal committed to using Creative Commons or other open licensing. Which left a small group of highly profitable publishers in want of a business model. Enter the Performance Based Research Fund and international competition for university rankings. When publishers with 40% profit margins start rebranding themselves as “information analytics” companies, it’s a good idea to take a close look at what they’re up to. Let’s step back to 1955...."
              

    Animal Research, Accountability, Openness and Public Engagement: Report from an International Expert Forum

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    Abstract:  In November 2013, a group of international experts in animal research policy (n = 11) gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss openness and accountability in animal research. The primary objective was to bring together participants from various jurisdictions (United States, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom) to share practices regarding the governance of animals used in research, testing and education, with emphasis on the governance process followed, the methods of community engagement, and the balance of openness versus confidentiality. During the forum, participants came to a broad consensus on the need for: (a) evidence-based metrics to allow a “virtuous feedback” system for evaluation and quality assurance of animal research, (b) the need for increased public access to information, together with opportunities for stakeholder dialogue about animal research, (c) a greater diversity of views to be represented on decision-making committees to allow for greater balance and (d) a standardized and robust ethical decision-making process that incorporates some sort of societal input. These recommendations encourage aspirations beyond merely imparting information and towards a genuine dialogue that represents a shared agenda surrounding laboratory animal use.
              

    Animal Research, Accountability, Openness and Public Engagement: Report from an International Expert Forum

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    Abstract:  In November 2013, a group of international experts in animal research policy (n = 11) gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss openness and accountability in animal research. The primary objective was to bring together participants from various jurisdictions (United States, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom) to share practices regarding the governance of animals used in research, testing and education, with emphasis on the governance process followed, the methods of community engagement, and the balance of openness versus confidentiality. During the forum, participants came to a broad consensus on the need for: (a) evidence-based metrics to allow a “virtuous feedback” system for evaluation and quality assurance of animal research, (b) the need for increased public access to information, together with opportunities for stakeholder dialogue about animal research, (c) a greater diversity of views to be represented on decision-making committees to allow for greater balance and (d) a standardized and robust ethical decision-making process that incorporates some sort of societal input. These recommendations encourage aspirations beyond merely imparting information and towards a genuine dialogue that represents a shared agenda surrounding laboratory animal use.
              

    Ben Smith and the fend felt around the world

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    Although it hasn't been confirmed, it's quite possible that somewhere Ben Smith is still fending Tomos Williams. Even though New Zealand went home third-best, the classy veteran back was able to put an emphatic stamp on his illustrious career with his brace of tries against Wales in their bronze match-up. 

              

    Former Bok coach shows how Kolisi won psychological battle before a ball was even kicked

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    Following the Springboks' demolition job on England in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final, a number of questions have been asked to why and how the team that beat New Zealand so convincingly were able to get blown away in the final. Coach Swys de Bruin has offered some insight.

              

    Four Timbers Players Called in for International Duty

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    2019 News

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    International Young Physicists’ Tournament  2019 report The New Zealand team at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament performed admirably in IYPT 2019 (the 32nd IYPT) held in Warsaw, Poland in July. The NZ team of five students was comprised from Auckland Grammar School (Shunxing Daniel Shi), ACG Parnell (Sidhaarth Kumar), Manurewa High School (John Chen), Onslow […]
              

    IYPT 2017 Singapore

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    The New Zealand IYPT team achieved 5th place in the world and the top silver medal position. The New Zealand IYPT team in 2017 is comprised of Isobel Bremner (Onslow College), Eric Caufmann (Hamilton Boys High School), Jonathan Chan (Auckland Grammar School) , Finnegan Clapcott Messerli (Onslow College) and captain of the team Otis Rea […]
              

    2017 New Zealand IYPT Finals

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    The NZ finals took place on Saturday 25th of March at the University of Canterbury. Congratulations to all participants and good luck to the 9 individuals who were chosen for the NZ selection squad. They will present their new problem on Saturday 8th of April with the aim of gaining a place on the New […]
              

    Prime Ministers Future Scientist Prize

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    Congratulations to former New Zealand IYPT representative Catherine Pot from Onslow College, Wellington who was awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize. http://www.pmscienceprizes.org.nz/2016-prime-ministers-future-scientist-prize-winner/
              

    New Zealand Young Physicists win silver medals in IYPT 2016.

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    Photo from our left to right are Sang Wook Kim – Auckland Grammar School Carlos Aguilera Cortes – Auckland Grammar School Byung Hoon Cho – Auckland Grammar School Jack Tregidga – Wellington High School Catherine Pot – Onslow College Report from the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT 2016) held in Yekaterinburg (Russia) from the 26th […]
              

    People have toyed with the idea of a 4-day workweek for over 80 years. Here's how the concept has evolved, from the Great Depression to Microsoft's latest successful experiment. (MSFT)

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    • Microsoft recently implemented a four-day workweek at a subsidiary in Japan, leading to a 40% productivity increase.
    • A four-day workweek can either mean that employees work a traditional 40 hour week over four days, or that they work four typical eight-hour days totalling 32 hours per week.
    • A 30 hour workweek was popular in the early 20th century, but support dropped off following the Great Depression. Now, some companies are experimenting with the idea again.
    • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

    A 40-hour, five-day workweek from Monday to Friday has been considered the standard schedule in the US since at least the Great Depression, even though almost a third of US workers today don't work that way.

    Throughout the 20th century, scholars and activists predicted a decrease in hours the average worker would be on the clock as productivity increased. In 1928, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek within a century. In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted an even shorter 14-hour workweek by 2000, with seven weeks of vacation.

    Some high-profile tech executives, like Google cofounder Larry Page, have praised the premise of a four-day workweek, and studies have shown that it could have benefits like decreasing burnout and lessening gender inequality.

    However, a four-day workweek has yet to take hold on a large scale.  

    Microsoft is the most recent example of a company experimenting with the idea. The Seattle-based tech giant recently implemented a four-day workweek in Japan, which led to a 40% jump in productivity. The company closed the office on Fridays in August and limited meetings, which made employees more productive than the previous August, despite working fewer hours.

    Here's a history of how the four-day workweek began.

    SEE ALSO: A TikTok creator used a clever $5 hack to make an older iPhone look like the new $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro

    In the 1920s and 1930s, entrepreneurs like Henry Ford found that decreasing workweeks from 60-plus hours to 40 could actually increase productivity, according to Wharton professor Adam Grant.

    Source: Quartz



    In 1933, Congress nearly passed a 30-hour workweek bill to cut hours as an alternative to unemployment during the Depression, but it failed as opponents called it "communist."

    Source: AlterNet



    Other New Deal legislation was a way to keep 30-hour workweek activists happy, like the Works Progress Administration, and the Federal Labor Standards Act, which mandated overtime pay past 40 hours.

    Source: Eh.net



    After the Depression ended, hours increased and averages hovered around 40 hours, according to Wake Forest economics professor Robert Whaples. The movement for shorter hours dwindled.

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    Kellogg's was a notable exception, and workers voted in favor of a six-hour workday in 1946. But the company slowly moved toward an eight-hour day, and in 1985, the last department shifted to those hours.

    Source: The Week



    Second- and third-wave feminism in the later half of the 20th century emphasized giving women access to paid work, and pressuring men to contribute more to unpaid domestic labor, rather than cutting overall paid working hours.

    Source: Business Insider



    Some environmentalists have suggested that working less could be useful to curbing climate change, as workers consume fewer resources during their commutes. In Microsoft's case, electricity use went down nearly 25%.

    Source: Business Insider, Business Insider



    In the 21st century, rethinking the 9-to-5, Monday to Friday workday is popular as tech companies seek to disrupt all aspects of life.



    Many organizations moved to this schedule to cut costs. Between 2008 and 2011, the Utah state government worked four 10-hour days per week.

    Source: Governing



    In 2018, New Zealand company Perpetual Guardian was so happy with results of a four-day workweek that it made the experiment permanent.

    Source: The New York Times



    According to a 2019 study, 40% of US workers would prefer a four-day week, and a development firm that analyzes these results says workers only get four hours of work done per day.

    Source: USA Today



    ZipRecruiter postings mentioning four-day weeks are reportedly up 67% this year, and have increased in similar numbers the past few years as companies compete to attract top hires.

    Source: USA Today



    The US remains an outlier compared to other countries. The average US worker works about 1,780 hours per year, compared to about 1,300 hours in Germany.

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    While some employers are toying with the idea of a shorter workweek, people are generally working longer hours and available for work outside the office. As the Wall Street Journal said "the phrase 'nine to five' is becoming an anachronism."

    Source: The Wall Street Journal



    With Microsoft's results getting plenty of attention, maybe more companies will follow its lead.




              

    Remittances and diversification in Timor-Leste

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    Last year remittances became Timor-Leste’s largest non-oil source of income, before coffee but after aid. There is success and failure in this strange fact. In their willingness to back themselves by working abroad, the people of Timor-Leste have proven, again, how determined and adaptable they are. The quality of the economic management that led to a situation where many of this remarkable nation’s most highly educated youth feel that picking fruit in Australia is the best option open to them is more open to debate.

    The idea that Timor-Leste’s economy needs to be diversified has been a mantra around Dili for decades – a particular favourite of virtually every NGO and foreign development agency that has ever operated there. Tourism and agriculture (including, but not limited to coffee) could have become the basis for a sustainable and relatively equitable economy, but it just hasn’t happened. Education, health, agriculture and water accounted for less than a fifth of state expenditure in the 2019 budget. Why, is neither unique nor hard to understand. As oil money filled Timor-Leste’s coffers from 2011, people have understandably done whatever they could to stake a claim, either directly or through various sorts of patronage networks. Despite the work of some inspired leaders and thinkers, the critical mass of political will to make the creation of a successful non-oil economy a priority isn’t there. The result of this is that many people who, given their choice, would prefer to make a living at home, feel that they no longer have a choice but to work abroad.

    People from Timor-Leste have been going abroad to work since independence in May 2002, when those born during the 1975-99 Indonesian interregnum were granted, via Portuguese citizenship, the right to work in Europe. Many of them ended up in the United Kingdom. Encouraged by this, Dili has been relatively effective in its pursuit of bilateral agreements allowing Timorese to work in South Korea and Australia, and there are rumours that similar avenues to work in Japan and New Zealand might open up in the near future. What is surprising, or perhaps just disappointing, is how this income source has attained such a level of economic importance. For the majority who are unable to find some sort of place on the government payroll, there is very little else. People going overseas to seek a better life is a good thing. People being forced to go overseas for a complete lack of other options is not.

    Recently I spoke to a young man in Dili, Xisto, whose comments threw this situation into relief. Having helpfully introduced me to some of his family who had just returned from Australia he told me that he was now hoping to go himself. While his relatives had done short-term fruit picking with the Seasonal Workers Programme, he wanted to sign on with the Pacific Labour Scheme – three years working in an abattoir.

    Me: You can save a lot of money, but it’s heavy work and you will be in Australia for ages.
    Xisto: OK Mike, but it’s difficult to find a job in Timor-Leste. I really need a job in order to get money to support my younger brother to continue his school and also feeding my family.

    My friend is an exceptionally affable and hard-working individual. A university graduate, English enthusiast and veteran of any number of workshops and courses. And for him the best option is chopping up meat in Australia. One would be tempted to talk about a brain drain, but that would assume that he had even an outside chance of finding stimulating work in his homeland, which there absolutely is not.

    The number of Timorese working abroad is only going to grow. Although accurate figures are hard to come by it is estimated that there are no more than 20,000 resident in the United Kingdom, with smaller numbers elsewhere. From a population that is approaching 1.3 million this is still a relatively small overseas diaspora compared with places like Nepal or the Philippines. Even so, the implications of this trend are a surprisingly divisive issue. People (including myself) have written glowingly of the potential for funds from abroad to stimulate grassroots development. Others talk of a remittance trap that, ‘can spark a vicious cycle of economic stagnation and dependence’. The truth, as usual, seems to be in between.

    Domestically, tourism, coffee and agriculture remain Timor’s hopes. Improved health, education and connectedness remain its great needs. If the state becomes serious about prioritising development, money and ideas remitted from abroad would have the potential to enhance these sectors and perhaps open up new ones, seeding businesses and contributing to a healthy and well-educated new generation. The alternative, which seems to be the direction things are headed, is that Dili’s policy makers continue to avoid seriously confronting potentially existential social and macro-economic issues.

    In either case, labour sending will become increasingly important to how the people of Timor-Leste live. But no country has got prosperous on the back of labour mobility. As increasingly important as labour mobility is becoming for Timor-Leste, its prosperity and prospects will continue to depend on its domestic policies.

    Michael Rose will present a seminar 'Overseas work and national development: a new path for Timor?' in Dili at the National University of Timor-Leste Auditorium on Thursday 7 November at 4pm.

    The post Remittances and diversification in Timor-Leste appeared first on Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre.


              

    Santner stars as NZ takes lead in T20I series against England

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    CITT Compare Tool Update: Data updated for Hungary, Indonesia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland and Taiwan

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    On 21 and 24 October 2019, PwC’s CITT Compare Tool was updated to include the latest content from Hungary, Indonesia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland and Taiwan. Please take this opportunity to re-run reports for those countries and use the latest information within your projects.

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    Trevor Thompson, "Playing for Australia: The First Socceroos, Asia, and World Football" (Fair Play, 2018)

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    Today we are joined by Trevor Thompson, a journalist who has reported on association football in Australia and around the world since the 1980s. He is also the author of Playing for Australia: The First Socceroos, Asia, and World Football (Fair Play Publishing, 2018). In our conversation, we discussed the limitation of Australia’s connection with British football in the interwar period, Australia’s Asian football connections, and the future for Australian football in the Asia-Pacific. In Playing for Australia, Thompson investigates the Asian context of some of Australia’s earliest international soccer matches. He notes that Australia’s engagement with Asian football did not start in with their adherence to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006. Instead, Thompson illustrates the long durée history of Australian connections in Asia-Pacific football. In 1922, Australia competed in their first internationals against New Zealand. The next year, a side from China visited Australia touring Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Over the next decade, Australian teams mostly competed against teams from Asia and South Asia and representative teams from Australia also travelled multiple times to the Dutch East Indies, Singapore, and Malaya. Thompson’s revision of Socceroos early years raises tantalizing possibilities for what Australian football might have looked like had its early organizers been more ambitious, cosmopolitan, aware, united, and even more Asian. He argues that Aussie cultural fealty to Great Britain slowed the growth of Aussie football during the crucial decades of its international expansion. The ignorance of early organizers, the disunity of state soccer federations, and the arrogance of the FA caused Australia to miss their chance to compete in the first two World Cups. This book will appeal to readers interested in Australian, Asian, and sports history. Keith Rathbone is a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He researches twentieth-century French social and cultural history. His manuscript, entitled A Nation in Play: Physical Culture, the State, and Society during France’s Dark Years, 1932-1948, examines physical education and sports in order to better understand civic life under the dual authoritarian systems of the German Occupation and the Vichy Regime. If you have a title to suggest for this podcast, please contact him at keith.rathbone@mq.edu.au. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
              

    Enterprise AI Leaders Must Take a Consulting-Driven Approach: Best Practices from Infosys

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    New Zealand vs England – 3rd T20 Tips and Betting Preview

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    LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100

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    #1K Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, Calif.)

    LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100

    By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

    Placerville, California (November 5, 2019)………Two weeks remain until the start of the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, and already, the lineup is absolutely stacked with a multitude of talent from various disciplines throughout the racing world.

    All are gunning for the top prize at California’s Placerville Speedway which features over $130,000 in total prize money for the co-sanctioned USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget event on November 19-20.

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup star and versatile dirt track pilot Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, Calif.) will debut his own No. 1K for the first time in USAC National competition.  The 2011 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year captured a non-sanctioned midget victory in the car at Placerville in September.

    Larson is joined by a host of others who are planning to make rare outdoor midget starts at the event, including 2017 Indiana Midget Week champ Shane Golobic (Fremont, Calif.), 2016 USAC National Midget Rookie of the year Carson Macedo (Lemoore, Calif.), 11-time USAC National Midget winner Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, Calif.), two-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Aaron Reutzel (Clute, Texas) and Gio Scelzi (Fresno, Calif.), all of whom have been winners on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car circuit in 2019.

    What makes the event unique is that the talented bunch listed above gets the opportunity to face off against competitors who’ve been in the seat of a midget all year, including USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget point leader Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.), plus series winners Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.), Zeb Wise (Angola, Ind.) and Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and against past series champs Spencer Bayston (2017) of Lebanon, Ind., Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. (2016), Jerry Coons, Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. (2006-07) and Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. (2001-02).

    Not to mention, the bucket of talent infused throughout the field continues to overflow with 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winners Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.), Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) and Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) versus top international midget racing stars Michael Pickens (Auckland, New Zealand) and Kaidon Brown (Sydney, Australia).

    The USAC Western States Midget contingent is prepared to defend its home turf with the likes of series point leader Robert Dalby (Anaheim, Calif.), 2018 champion Michael Faccinto (Hanford, Calif.), recent Ventura winner Chase Johnson (Penngrove, Calif.), and regional USAC Sprint champs Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) and Ryan Bernal (Hollister, Calif.).

    Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19 will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted. Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks, a live band and a lot of fun to be had.

    Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20 will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

    Reserved seating continues to be on sale for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 and can be purchased by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets.

    A rain date has also been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100.

    The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto www.placervillespeedway.com

     

    HANGTOWN 100 ENTRY LIST: (As of Nov. 5, 2019)

    1 Karsyn Elledge/Mooresville, NC (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)

    1G Kyle Cummins/Princeton, IN (Jack Yeley)

    1K Kyle Larson/Elk Grove, CA (Kyle Larson Open Wheel)

    1NZ Michael Pickens/Auckland, NZ (RMS)

    4D Robert Dalby/Anaheim, CA (Robert Dalby)

    5 Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, AL (Petry Motorsports)

    7BC Tyler Courtney/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

    7x Thomas Meseraull/San Jose, CA (RMS)

    8 Randi Pankratz/Atascadero, CA (Randi Pankratz)

    11E Cory Elliott/Bakersfield, CA (Cory Elliott)

    15 TBA/TBA (Petry Motorsports)

    17BC Chris Windom/Canton, IL (Clauson Marshall Racing)

    17w Shane Golobic/Fremont, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

    19 Spencer Bayston/Lebanon, IN (Brodie Hayward)

    19T Tanner Thorson/Minden, NV (Brodie Hayward)

    19w Jake Morgan/Fair Oaks, CA (Sala Racing)

    20 C.J. Sarna/Palm Desert, CA (C.J. Sarna)

    21 Carson Macedo/Lemoore, CA (Tarlton Motorsports)

    25 Jerry Coons, Jr./Tucson, AZ (Petry Motorsports)

    25x Chase Johnson/Penngrove, CA (Tom Malloy)

    27B Jake Bubak/Arvada, CO (Patrick Bourke)

    27w Colby Copeland/Roseville, CA (Matt Wood)

    39BC Zeb Wise/Angola, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

    47BC Andrew Layser/Collegeville, PA (Clauson Marshall Racing)

    47m Michael Faccinto/Hanford, CA (Del Morris)

    57 Maria Cofer/Macdoel, CA (Maria Cofer)

    67z Brad Sweet/Grass Valley, CA (Willie Kahne)

    68 Jonathan Beason/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)

    71R Dave Darland/Lincoln, IN (Del Morris)

    71x TBD

    73 Dylan Ito/Ventura, CA (Keith Ford)

    73K Jake Swanson/Anaheim, CA (Keith Ford)

    76E Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, OK (FMR Racing)

    76m Jason McDougal/Broken Arrow, OK (FMR Racing)

    77w Ryan Bernal/Hollister, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

    81 Dillon Welch/Carmel, IN (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)

    84 Gio Scelzi/Fresno, CA (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)

    87 Aaron Reutzel/Clute, TX (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)

    97w Kaidon Brown/Sydney, AU (Matt Wood)

    99 Colton Heath/Marysville, WA (Carla & Gaylon Stewart)

    99 Robert Carson/Concord, CA (Howard & Karen Segur)

    TBA TBA/TBA (Clauson Marshall Racing)

    TBA TBA/TBA (Matt Wood Racing)

     


              

    Soweto Gospel Choir - Freedom 2020 NZ Tour

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    See 25-year-old politician's response to heckler

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    25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker Chlöe Swarbrick was heckled by an older member of Parliament while giving a speech supporting a climate crisis bill.

              

    We are hiring - could you be our next Project Officer?

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    The Water of Leith Conservation Trust is seeking a Project Officer. The main focus of the post will be to deliver the outputs of the funded ‘Community and Wildlife Project’ (see below) and, as part of a small staff team, you will also be expected to assist with other areas of the Trust’s work including; group visits, education and staffing of the Visitor Centre. 
    This role will be based at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, in Slateford, Edinburgh. A four star visitor attraction which welcomes around 17,000 visitors and 150 visiting groups and schools annually. Our volunteer programmes deliver over 200 river clean-ups and conservation tasks annually along the length of the Water of Leith. 
    We are looking for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic person, with experience of leading conservation tasks, outdoor learning activities and community engagement events.
    Salary: £20,000, plus a 3% pension contribution. 
    The position is full time, 5 days per week for a fixed term of 27 months  (two years and 3 month) with a possibility of extension subject to funding. The post will commence on 6th January 2020 and run until 31st March 2022. Workdays will be Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.00 (37.5 hours) with work one Sunday in three on rotation with other staff (taking the preceding Friday off). Additional evening and weekend work maybe required for which time off in lieu will be arranged. 
    Applicants should have; A good general knowledge of urban conservation and river systems. Degree or relevant qualification. Excellent communication skills. Experience in leading practical conservation tasks and outdoor learning activities is essential. Knowledge of plant identification and invasive species control desirable.  Driving License essential. First Aid desirable.
    Please apply with a CV and covering letter detailing your experience relevant to this position. The closing date for applications is 4.00pm Monday 18th November and interviews will be held on Thursday 5th December. We hope the successful applicant will be available to start by 6th January 2020. 
    Email admin@waterofleith.org.uk or call 0131 455 7367 for a more detailed job description.  The Water of Leith Conservation Trust (WofLCT) works to conserve and enhance Edinburgh’s river for more information about our work visit www.waterofleith.org.uk
    Community and Wildlife Project Outcomes
    Deliver 40 weekly Hit Squad Conservation tasks
    Support 8 Youth Placements and 4 Youth Partnerships Projects 
    Maintain/improve 5 Biodiversity Boost Sites along the river 
    Deliver 20 INNS tasks and take a lead on the ‘Balsam Blitz’
    Assist with the delivery of 2 Citizen Science projects and wildlife surveys 

     

     


              

    Cook Island human rights advocates call on NZ to help decriminalise homosexuality

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    LGBTQ advocates are calling on New Zealand to support the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the Cook Islands.
              

    New Zealand could be a 'major player' in transition to zero carbon

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    New Zealand is on the right track toward zero carbon, an international secretary general says.
              

    New Zealand base for methane-measuring satellite mission

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    A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said on Wednesday, in a collaboration with a U.S. environmental group.

              

    Under New Deal, Australian Women's And Men's Soccer Will Get Equal Share Of Revenue

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    The deal will lift salaries for the Matildas by 90% and promises parity in training and travel. Norway and New Zealand have made similar moves, as a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer continues.
              

    Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

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    Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, the same countries where it was previously available for pre-order. […]
              

    EPIK tags ANZ as financial adviser for Newcastle GasDock LNG terminal

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    EPIK, a South Korea-based LNG project development company, has appointed Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to serve as a financial adviser for its Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal.
              

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    UK man sentenced for Jacinda Ardern threats

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    Matthew Burns sent the threats online to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
              

    'OK boomer': New Zealand MP shuts down climate change heckler with viral quip

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    Kathmandu & Timezone Oddities

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    Daylight savings just recently went into effect here in the United States. Normally "gaining" an extra hour as we shift into standard time is a reason to rejoice this time of year. We all pretend we get an extra hour of sleep that night, as though we're not just making this time thing up as we go along. The timing for me was a bit humorous though as I'd only just started to get over my jet lag from a month and a half of traveling for conferences and things. Pushing everything back an hour really makes all the difference!

    But that's less interesting than what I learned while I was presenting at Web Weekend Kathmandu in late September. It turns out that Nepal Time uses UTC+05:45.

    If you look at the list of UTC time offsets you'll find that most countries have rounded to a full hour. From the perspective of someone who thinks a lot about coordinating with others halfway around the globe, this seems most pragmatic. A smaller list of places use an offset that falls along the half-hour, though the largest of these seems to be India at UTC+05:30. It seems wrong to describe anything in India as "small" since over a billion people live in and use that timezone offset.

    Nepal however, as far as I can tell, seems to be the only country in the world currently aligned to an offset that doesn't fall evenly on the hour or half-hour. There are a couple tiny places in Australia and New Zealand that seem to also align to a 45 minute offset, though I think they're quite small—the population for one town was 53.

    It might sound silly but trying to coordinate and think about the time back home while I was there was surprisingly disorienting! If you go through the history of timezones a lot of areas have changed their timezone to round to an even hour, I have to think just because it's easier to coordinate with the rest of the world that way.

    So... there you go! Timezones. Someday, maybe, we'll abolish timezones all together. I'm not sure when that day will come though—so much of our culture and language, at least in the Western world, revolves around time in a relativistic way it would be hard to unravel. I have higher hopes of getting the U.S. to adopt the metric system before that happens.


              

    USB flash files being corrupted

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    hey all, hoping for some help here....I'm computer competent but I'm no wizard and after extensive googling I haven't got anywhere.SO my issue came about randomly, And what's happening is that When I copy movie files from my PC to a USB flash drive, the end of the movie cuts off. (most of the time right near the end or during the credits - not good when awaiting those Marvel post credit scenes.... )

    *this is when I plug the drive into a TV, any TV - and I didn't used to have this issue using all same hardware)

    Also, when I copy music files to USB I get weird noises through the audio (like a really bad DJ mucking stuff up ! )

    *This is when I play music in my vehicles through the USB port - Same hardware, never had issue before)

    I have tried multiple USB drives, reformatted them all etc - no dice.

    As an additional test, I grabbed the laptop from work tested downloading some content onto that machine and transferring to USB drive - perfect on TV's and in the car.

    So it has to be the machine I'm using has some sort of error/virus etc....The USB drivers appear up to date.I've run MBAM through it and nothing appeared as nasty.

    So my question is, what next ??

    Thanks in advance

    Greg

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    ManageEngine Hosts Cloud-based IT Management Apps In Australia

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    ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, today announced that its cloud-based IT management applications are being hosted in two Australian data centres recently launched by its parent company, Zoho. Now, organisations in Australia and New Zealand have access to ManageEngine solutions provided entirely from ISO 27001-certified, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, PCI-DSS compliant data centres in Melbourne and Sydney.
              

    NZ’s most improved river announced amongst winners at River Awards

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    Environment Southland’s Waihopai River took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2019 in Wellington tonight.


              

    TBM ordered for record-breaking NZ tunnel

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    The order has been placed for the machine that will excavate New Zealand’s largest-ever wastewater tunnel.
              

    Lindsay D. is drinking a New Zealand Pilsner at Fine Creek Brewing Company

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    'OK boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand MP uses viral term in parliament

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    The 25-year-old politician says the phrase symbolises "collective exhaustion" in young people.
              

    FarmRight Spends Less on AP, More on Farming

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    With more than 60 farms under its control across New Zealand and in Australia, FarmRight, a specialised provider of third-party management services, handles up to 3,500 invoices each month, with its spend running into the millions. BACKGROUND On the farms, goods and services are procured in a largely manual process, with paper invoices sent through […]

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    11/7/2019: Times Sport: 6.23

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    An unbeaten knock off 58 balls played by Colin Munro for New Zealand here in 2017 to become the first batsman to record two hundreds in T20Is in the same year. He had posted 101 off 54 balls vs Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui on January 6, 2017. He had...
              

    Of The Birds Of New Zealand Classic

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    New Zealand Aorline pilot seeks a natural slim stylish lady

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    GB’s Alex Walmsley: ‘There’s a point you know you’re done, but I wasn’t’

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    Back-to-back defeats to start their tour of the southern hemisphere means there is a certain sense of adversity surrounding Great Britain at present: but this is nothing new for Alex Walmsley. Having targeted four wins from four against Tonga, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, two consecutive losses so far is certainly not ideal, but for Walmsley, just being on the trip alone is an achievement given what he has been through in his career.

    Walmsley has taken the unconventional route to the top, going from local playing fields to Great Britain international in just a handful of years, having played amateur rugby until the age of 22. But even after earning his big break with St Helens, Walmsley has had numerous hurdles to overcome to reach this point: including a serious neck injury last year which put his entire career in jeopardy.

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    Again and again, and again, and then an infinite number of times, the topic of the US-Chinese negotiations hangs over the financial markets

    A few days ago, optimism spread across the trading floors. Investors were very enthusiastic about the signing of a new trade agreement between Washington and Beijing, which had a significant impact on the value of defensive assets as well as the growth in demand for risky ones. However, as the history of the US-China trade dispute shows, there seem to be so far insurmountable problems that do not allow ending this destructive trade war for the world economy.

    Here is yesterday's statement by US Secretary of Commerce W. Ross that there are risks of delaying the signing of the "phase one" of agreements and the inability of the parties to agree on a venue, pushes investors again, as they say, out of the fire and into the fire. Against this backdrop of uncertainty, the demand for protective assets rose again. In addition, benchmark yields on 10-year US traders fell sharply to 1.873% after reaching a local maximum on Wednesday and on Tuesday, fell to 1.830%, and continues to decline in electronic trading in the Asian trading session. On this wave, gold received support, which still remains sandwiched in a narrow range of 1476.80-1514.00. For the second day, the Japanese yen has been noticeably strengthened against the dollar.

    Strong pressure on the risk of lower interest rates in the long term remains in the New Zealand dollar, which, together with the Australian dollar, is further adversely affected by the prolongation of trade negotiations between the US and China. At the same time, the common European currency remains under noticeable pressure, which, in our opinion, receives a double blow. On the one hand, it is a decrease in demand for risky assets, and on the other hand, it is an increase in the possibility that the Fed may stop the rate reduction process altogether if the US economy stabilizes, and in the end, the trade compromise reached will support it. We still consider the euro to be an outsider in the currency exchange market, which risks, with this scenario, are testing the lows of the beginning of 2017 again.

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    The EUR/USD pair continues to implement a double top reversal pattern. We expect the pair to continue to fall to 1.1000.

    The NZD/USD pair remains under pressure in the wake of a high probability of lowering the interest rates of the RBNZ in the near future. The pair also forms a double top reversal pattern. Overcoming the price line of the "neck" 0.6335 will lead to a fall in prices to 0.6280 or even lower to 0.6245.

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    Event Update For 2019-11-05

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    The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




    A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
    B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
    C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
    D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
    E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
    F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




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    2019-11-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits school and sends 13 students to hospitals in Shreveport (Louisiana):
    http://www.ksla.com/2019/11/05/possible-gas-leak-reported-shreveport-school/
    http://www.ksla.com/video/2019/11/05/medical-emergency-sends-or-more-students-hospital-authorities-evacuate-school/
    http://www.ksla.com/video/2019/11/06/no-classes-nov-broadmoor-middle-authorities-seek-source-medical-emergency/

    Quote: "Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School will be closed as a precaution Wednesday as authorities search for the cause of a mystery medical emergency that sent at least 13 students to hospitals. Medical emergency sends 13 or more students to hospital; authorities evacuate school What initially was reported as a possible natural gas leak spurred a large emergency response Tuesday afternoon and caused officials to evacuate the campus on Atlantic Avenue. At least 13 students have since been taken to area hospitals. Two students came out of a class feeling dizzy and complained of headaches, Caddo School District spokeswoman Mary Nash-Wood told KSLA News 12. Eleven more other students and three school staffers had similar symptoms, she added."

    Quote: "Shreveport firefighters and CenterPoint Energy crews checked the campus for a gas leak and found none."

    Note: So it smelled LIKE the odorant added to natural gas but it wasn't natural gas. That's what hydrogen sulfide smells like, all of those symptoms match those of low-level hydrogen sulfide poisoning, and they didn't find any natural gas. People will often mistake the smell of low concentrations of hydrogen sulfide for a gas leak, since the smell is the same, but hydrogen sulfide will not register on natural gas detectors...

    2019-11-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor sends students and staff fleeing into gym at school in Grand Forks (North Dakota):
    http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Crews-respond-to-reported-gas-leak-at-GF-high-school-564507991.html
    http://knoxradio.com/news/local/natural-gas-smell-forces-gfc-students-staff-gym
    http://www.inforum.com/news/4756573-All-clear-after-suspected-gas-leak-at-Grand-Forks-Central-High-School

    Quote: "The Grand Forks Fire Department says they were not able to find a leak at the school and didn't find a presence of natural gas in the air."

    Quote: "Strandell said he and other staff members believe the smell may have been sewer gas."

    Note: Sewer gas is the common name for hydrogen sulfide. They thought it was a natural gas leak, but it wasn't. Like I was just saying...

    2019-11-05 - Unknown odor hits animal clinic and sends two people to the hospital in Fresno (California):
    http://abc30.com/animal-clinic-evacuated-after-strange-odor-2-hospitalized/5674684/
    http://news.yahoo.com/animal-clinic-evacuated-strange-odor-010546505.html

    Quote: "A female customer, along with another person, was transported to the hospital. Four employees inside the building were treated at the scene, while some people complained of breathing problems. Pets are were held at the building across the street. It is unclear where the odor originated."

    2019-11-05 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Silver in Orlando (Florida):
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-avoid-lake-silver-after-algae-bloom-orlando-officials-say-20191106-fbb5ogbl45ed5hudmxp7ghisia-story.html
    http://bungalower.com/2019/11/05/lake-alert-lake-silver-has-microcystins-yall/

    Quote: "Harmful algae blooms usually last three to five months and are typical in late summer and early fall, according to the Florida Department of Health. When these blooms decompose, they release an odor that can smell like rotten eggs due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide."

    2019-11-05 - Climate crisis accelerating faster than expected, untold suffering ahead, say 11,000 scientists:
    http://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/05/climate-crisis-11000-scientists-warn-of-untold-suffering
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/blame-planes-and-beef-climate-crisis-accelerating-faster-than-expected-say-11000-scientists-2019-11-05
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-foresee-untold-suffering-another-climate-record-falls-192240500.html

    Quote: "The climate crisis has arrived and is accelerating faster than most scientists expected (figure 2, IPCC 2018). It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity (IPCC 2019). Especially worrisome are potential irreversible climate tipping points and nature's reinforcing feedbacks (atmospheric, marine, and terrestrial) that could lead to a catastrophic “hothouse Earth,” well beyond the control of humans (Steffen et al. 2018). These climate chain reactions could cause significant disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies, potentially making large areas of Earth uninhabitable."

    2019-11-05 - Tanker truck explodes into flame at 5 AM and kills man near 39th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix (Arizona):
    http://www.mrt.com/news/article/Phoenix-police-Fuel-tanker-driver-burned-in-14814661.php
    http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/phoenix-police-fuel-tanker-driver-burned-in-explosion-dies
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Phoenix-police-Fuel-tanker-driver-burned-in-14814661.php
    http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/phoenix-police-fuel-tanker-driver-burned-in-explosion-dies/article_4f2b2bfe-4058-54db-989a-2a6abede638c.html
    http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2019-11-05/fuel-truck-explosion-leaves-phoenix-area-man-with-face-burns
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/man-in-critical-condition-after-fuel-truck-explosion-in-west/article_3352d1aa-ffcc-11e9-96b6-4b9a89de4dc8.html
    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/man-suffers-burns-to-head-face-in-reported-fuel-truck-explosion-in-phoenix-fire-department-says

    Note: This is the 1945th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-05 - Van explodes and burns in the East Lake area in Birmingham (Alabama), 1 killed, 1 injured:
    http://www.al.com/news/2019/11/birmingham-van-explosion-critically-injures-2-people-shakes-houses.html
    http://www.wvtm13.com/article/birmingham-fire-and-police-on-scene-of-large-explosion-in-east-lake-community/29705099
    http://abc3340.com/news/local/authorities-on-scene-of-explosion-involving-a-van-in-birmingham
    http://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-law-enforcement-investigating-explosion-in-south-eastlake/
    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/east-lake-explosion-that-killed-1-critically-injured-another-ruled-accidental.html
    http://www.wbrc.com/2019/11/06/authorities-investigating-explosion-east-lake/
    http://whnt.com/2019/11/06/1-dead-following-van-explosion-in-birmingham/

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on Iyyanarkoil Street near Mudaliarper (India):
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/man-dies-in-car-fire/article29887468.ece
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/man-charred-to-death-in-car-fire/article29892724.ece
    http://www.f3nws.com/news/man-dies-in-car-fire-e7b419a6878

    Quote: "A 32-year-old person was charred to death after his car caught fire on Iyyanarkoil Street near Mudaliarper on Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim as Muthukamaran, a resident of the street on which the incident took place. An initial probe has revealed that the victim was trapped in the car after its automatic system car got locked due to the fire, police said."

    2019-11-05 - October was the hottest October ever recorded:
    http://phys.org/news/2019-11-month-hottest-october-eu-climate.html
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/earth-just-experienced-its-hottest-october-ever/
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/last-month-hottest-october-record-eu-climate-154155223.html
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/last-month-was-hottest-october-ever/ar-AAJTIu6
    http://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2019-11-05/last-month-was-hottest-october-ever

    2019-11-05 - Wall Street increasingly weighs risk from climate change:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-results-climatechange-analysis/wall-street-increasingly-weighs-risk-from-climate-change-idUSKBN1XF2CS
    http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2019/nov/05/wall-street-increasingly-weighs-risk-from-climate-change/954380/

    Quote: "In the wake of two years of devastating wildfires in California, Wall Street is incorporating a new risk metric when evaluating companies: climate resiliency."




    2019-11-05 - Wildfire grows to 2000 acres in Tehama County (California):
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10267355-181/ranch-fire-in-tehama-county
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/air-quality-advisory-issued-for-bay-area-due-to-smoke-from-ranch-fire-in-tehama-co/
    http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Ranch-Fire-Tehama-County-Red-Bluff-smoke-14810894.php
    http://wildfiretoday.com/2019/11/03/the-ranch-fire-burns-hundreds-of-acres-southwest-of-red-bluff-calif/

    2019-11-05 - Fishing trawler 'Bintang Jaya VI' damaged by fire off coastal Bali (Indonesia):
    http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Km-Bintang-Jaya-Vi-I2351588.html

    Quote: "The 'Bintang Jaya VI', 168 gt, suffered problems in the waters of North Bali on Nov 5, 2019, at 4.15 p.m. A fire broke out aboard the ship that had departed from Probolinggo and was heading to Lombo Papua to collect a cargo of fish."

    2019-11-05 - Fishing boat bursts into flame at pier in coastal Portland (Maine):
    http://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/portland/firefighters-battle-boat-fire-at-portland-pier/97-0da4dd83-4cf2-4859-8755-bb4c1084a774
    http://www.wmtw.com/article/boat-fire-sends-smoke-billowing-over-portland-maine/29697687
    http://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/portland/firefighters-battle-boat-fire-in-portland/
    http://www.centralmaine.com/2019/11/05/fishing-catches-fire-at-portland-fish-pier/
    http://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/05/fishing-catches-fire-at-portland-fish-pier/
    http://twitter.com/PortlandFD/status/1191728329063387143
    http://wblm.com/video-boat-fire-on-portland-fish-pier/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mswYy62IIWE

    Note: These are the 912th and 913th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Tucson (Arizona):
    http://www.kold.com/2019/11/05/tractor-trailer-fire-causes-traffic-delay-eastbound-i-/
    http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/tractor-trailer-fire-causes-traffic-delay-on-eb-i-10-between-orange-grove-and-sunset-exits
    http://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2019/11/05/eb-i-10-near-orange-grove-all-clear-after-restricted-by-vehicle-fire/

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 in Kershaw County (South Carolina):
    http://www.wltx.com/article/traffic/tractor-trailer-fire-i20-kershaw-camden-traffic-accident/101-f8d58a8a-9d34-4e16-9810-0d547e317847
    http://twitter.com/SCDOTPress/status/1191703540735053824

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 in Coffee County (Tennessee):
    http://www.manchestertimes.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-burns-on-the-interstate/article_38ce2922-0012-11ea-a8e7-bbdbcb11714f.html

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Saginaw County (Michigan):
    http://www.wnem.com/news/central-dispatch-semi-fire-on-nb-i--in-saginaw/article_79185e48-fffa-11e9-aaed-7fbfd05b716e.html

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Commerce Street is in Geneva (Alabama):
    http://www.dothanfirst.com/news/local-news/traffic-alert-road-closed-in-geneva-after-18-wheeler-catches-fire/
    http://www.oppnewsonline.com/2019/11/05/peanut-truck-catches-fire/

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Highway in the Snowy Mountains (Australia):
    http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/6476796/biscuit-dough-cheese-among-items-lost-in-hume-highway-truck-fire/

    2019-11-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on the M6 near Coventry (Britain):
    http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/m6-closed-fire-rugby-coventry-3502055
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7650643/Lorry-fire-3am-sparks-M6-rush-hour-chaos.html
    http://news.sky.com/story/m6-shut-down-as-fire-crews-deal-with-lorry-trailer-blaze-11854674
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10280293/huge-lorry-trailer-fire-m6/
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-50302532

    Note: These are the 1946th, 1947th, 1948th, 1949th, 1950th, 1951st and 1952nd tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-05 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Highway 407 near York (Canada):
    http://www.newmarkettoday.ca/local-news/dump-truck-fire-on-hwy-407-at-hwy-27-delays-traffic-york-police-1829544

    2019-11-05 - Utility truck bursts into flame on I-25 near Colorado Springs (Colorado):
    http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Vehicle-fire-causes-delays-on-southbound-I-25-south-of-Colorado-Springs-564528731.html
    http://gazette.com/news/vehicle-fire-closes-southbound-i--south-of-colorado-springs/article_dedcd720-0029-11ea-9756-9b70f68888f7.html

    2019-11-05 - Ambulance bursts into flame on I-291 in Springfield (Massachusetts):
    http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/firefighters-put-out-ambulance-fire-on-i-291-in-springfield/

    2019-11-05 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Williams (Oregon):
    http://kobi5.com/news/local-news/dog-alerts-owners-of-rv-fire-114689/

    Note: This is the 400th RV to burn in 2019...

    2019-11-05 - Campervan bursts into flame at gas station in Kelowna (Canada):
    http://globalnews.ca/news/6132198/emergency-crews-extinguish-vehicle-fire-at-kelowna-gas-station/
    http://cfox.com/news/6132198/emergency-crews-extinguish-vehicle-fire-at-kelowna-gas-station/
    http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_c55be1c0-005a-11ea-b8ec-dbd47be96fe4.html
    http://infotel.ca/newsitem/camper-van-catches-fire-at-kelowna-gas-station/it67384
    http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/van-engulfed-in-flames-along-highway-33/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DViPCIgu3pc

    2019-11-05 - Van bursts into flame on Patrick Street in Mullingar (Ireland):
    http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/2019/11/05/dramatic-scenes-as-van-goes-on-fire-on-mullingars-patrick-street/

    2019-11-05 - SUV bursts into flame on the Sawgrass Expressway in Sunrise (Florida), near the coast:
    http://wsvn.com/news/local/car-catches-fire-on-sawgrass-expressway-northbound-in-sunrise/

    2019-11-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in San Gwann on the island of Malta:
    http://www.tvm.com.mt/en/news/watch-car-on-fire-at-san-gwann/

    Quote: "No one was injured in the car’s fire and indications are that the fire started by itself inside the car."

    2019-11-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-90/39 in Janesville (Wisconsin):
    http://www.gazettextra.com/no_meter/truck-fire-leaves-north-lanes-shut-down-on-i-/article_6766b6a2-3cc4-54fe-9713-186756da68a2.html

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on Cates Bay Highway in Conway (South Carolina), 1 injured:
    http://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/11/06/one-taken-hospital-after-vehicle-fire-conway-area/
    http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/one-person-taken-to-hospital-after-vehicle-fire-on-cates-bay-highway/

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame at midnight in Knowlton Township (New Jersey), 1 injured:
    http://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/warren-hunterdon/police-fire/state-police-driver-seriously-burned-in-knowlton-car-fire-airlifted-to-hospital/778775/

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on Northern Boulevard in coastal Queens (New York):
    http://patch.com/new-york/jackson-heights-elmhurst/car-catches-fire-northern-boulevard-queens-fdny

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Wilmington (Delaware):
    http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2019/11/05/wilmington-car-fire-interstate-95-north-frawley-stadium/4170019002/

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-285 in DeKalb County (Georgia):
    http://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/i285-car-fire-traffic/85-63471c6b-4398-4291-a1fe-858e0b3c4ff3

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Windsor (Connecticut):
    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-closes-lanes-on-I-91-14810580.php
    http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-closes-lanes-on-I-91-14810580.php
    http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-closes-lanes-on-I-91-14810580.php
    http://www.middletownpress.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-closes-lanes-on-I-91-14810580.php
    http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/vehicle-fire-halts-traffic-on-interstate-91-southbound-in-windsor/

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame in Stoke-sub-Hamdon (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=51295&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

    2019-11-05 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 in Derbyshire (Britain):
    http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/live-updates-long-delays-expected-3505552

    2019-11-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Huntsville (Alabama):
    http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Traffic-alert-Vehicle-fire-blocking-Weatherly-Todd-Mill-roads-in-Huntsville-564521941.html

    2019-11-05 - Car, garage and home go up in flames in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
    http://kfor.com/2019/11/05/firefighters-put-out-house-fire-that-started-in-garage/

    Quote: "A car in a garage may have sparked a fire near Northwest 44th and Nob Hill Road in the Oklahoma City/Yukon area on Tuesday."

    2019-11-05 - Cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in Wagoner (Oklahoma):
    http://www.newson6.com/story/41277386/fastmoving-explosive-fire-destroys-downtown-wagoner-business
    http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/wagoner-fire-department-on-scene-of-mechanic-shop-fire-police-say
    http://www.newson6.com/story/41274317/wagoner-firefighters-responding-to-mechanic-shop-fire
    http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/fire-consumes-wagoner-auto-shop/article_87474a24-e833-5ab4-b03c-e707b97ef91c.html
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/wagoner/news/gallery-tuesday-morning-blaze-destroys-wagoner-business/collection_c69d3818-5a1e-597c-8997-cc3d08dddcca.html#3

    Quote: "'You got cars in there; fuel tanks are exploding, any car that has a fuel tank is going to explode,' said Kelly Grooms, the fire chief in Wagoner."

    2019-11-05 - Farm equipment destroyed by fire in the wee hours, barn damaged, in Thornapple Township (Michigan):
    http://fox17online.com/2019/11/05/multiple-crews-battling-barry-county-barn-fire/

    Quote: "The fire destroyed several pieces of farm equipment, but crews were able to save some of the barn from being a total loss."

    2019-11-05 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire on Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown (Maryland):
    http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/fire-causes-damage-to-automotive-business-on-leitersburg-pike/article_89d290f1-3f74-5bc5-8167-35dfde541746.html
    http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/complete-car-care-fire/video_d34f2b6d-2261-5a00-827c-c193b4ccaca7.html
    http://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/fire-at-auto-repair-shop-off-of-leitersburg-pike/

    2019-11-05 - Auto shop and two mobile homes destroyed by fire at 4 AM in West Yellowstone (Montana):
    http://www.kbzk.com/news/west-yellowstone-blaze-forces-some-evacuations
    http://www.krtv.com/news/montana-and-regional-news/fire-destroys-several-buildings-in-west-yellowstone
    http://www.kxlh.com/news/west-yellowstone-blaze-forces-some-evacuations
    http://www.ktvh.com/news/west-yellowstone-blaze-forces-some-evacuations

    2019-11-05 - Market heavily damaged by two separate simultaneous fires on coastal Lagos Island (Nigeria):
    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/nov/05/nigerian-firefighters-battle-huge-blazes-at-market/
    http://www.richmond.com/business/ap/nigerian-firefighters-battle-huge-blazes-at-market-in-lagos/article_80d0ef6d-8b37-5fb1-a819-4f7c0437bea5.html
    http://www.statesville.com/news/state/ap/nigerian-firefighters-battle-huge-blazes-at-market-in-lagos/article_9d60a7d8-2934-55bb-b3ec-98d06ceab2f7.html
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sns-bc-af--nigeria-market-fire-20191105-story.html
    http://fox61.com/2019/11/05/firefighters-tackle-huge-blaze-in-lagos/

    Quote: "Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center."

    Quote: "The two fires don't appear to be related, he said, adding that it wasn't immediately clear if there were any casualties."

    Quote: "The Balogun market sprawls across many blocks on Lagos Island."

    2019-11-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Ankeny (Iowa):
    http://www.kcci.com/article/ankeny-fire-department-battles-blaze-in-two-car-garage/29705408

    2019-11-05 - Home damaged by garage fire in St. Maries (Idaho), firefighter goes into cardiac arrest:
    http://www.krem.com/article/news/local/st-maries-firefighter-suffers-cardiac-arrest/293-170cdfec-1336-495b-8a99-7e330698e766

    Quote: "Lt. Phil Diffenbaugh suffered a cardiac event that immediately put him into cardiac arrest while fighting the fire in St. Maries."

    2019-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 6:50 AM on East 100th Street in Runnells (Iowa), 1 injured:
    http://www.kcci.com/article/6-evacuated-1-hospitalized-in-runnells-house-fire/29697438
    http://whotv.com/2019/11/05/6-people-escape-early-morning-fire-in-rural-runnells/

    2019-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Hampton (Virginia):
    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nw-olde-wythe-house-fire-20191105-qn66hcbpzfct5j36hhq7hjl24u-photogallery.html
    http://www.dailypress.com/dailypress/118952828-132.html

    2019-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire just after 11:30 PM on Ray Street in Ludlow (Massachusetts):
    http://www.wwlp.com/news/mutual-aid-called-in-for-ludlow-house-fire/

    2019-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 80th Avenue in Zeeland (Michigan):
    http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20191105/zeeland-home-heavily-damaged-in-fire

    2019-11-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Donald Drive in Goffstown (New Hampshire), nobody there:
    http://www.wmur.com/article/home-sustains-significant-damage-in-goffstown-blaze/29705230

    2019-11-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Rosetta Way in Davidsonville (Maryland):
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/davidsonville-fire-rosetta-way/
    http://twitter.com/AACoFD/status/1191896665524969473

    2019-11-05 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Tricia Lane in coastal Newport News (Virginia), 1 injured:
    http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/newport-news/one-person-hurt-in-newport-news-fire/291-caa843f0-1932-4358-ab80-863fe8de9aad

    2019-11-05 - Deadly fire burns detached garage at home in Mississauga (Canada), 1 killed:
    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/11/05/man-dead-in-mississauga-garage-fire.html

    2019-11-05 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Well Road in Hayden (Idaho), 1 killed:
    http://www.cdapress.com/local_news/20191106/hayden_man_dies_in_mobile_home_fire
    http://www.postregister.com/news/state/northern-idaho-man-dies-in-mobile-home-fire/article_ea8c24d6-d5ed-5084-b4cc-754d1c9911d1.html

    2019-11-05 - Vacant home burns at 5:32 AM in Chester (Pennsylvania):
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/firefighters-battle-blaze-at-abandoned-house-in-chester/




    2019-11-05 - Goat found dead at Ellis Lake Park in Marysville (California):
    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/goat-found-dead-marysville-lake/

    2019-11-05 - Elephants and other wildlife dying from severe drought in Zimbabwe:
    http://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-06/severe-drought-ravages-zimbabwe-leaving-hundreds-of-animals-dead/
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elephants-dead-in-zimbabwe-southern-africa-severe-drought-11-06-2019/
    http://www.westernmassnews.com/general/zimbabwe-s-severe-drought-killing-elephants-other-wildlife/article_a8fb3194-1f44-520b-a2b2-3b607ea03314.html




    2019-11-05 - Two boys, 15 and 16, dies in the Godavari River near Pedalanka (India):
    http://www.uniindia.com/two-school-boys-drown-in-godavari-river/south/news/1780757.html




    2019-11-05 - Man, 41, has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead in car before 5:45 AM near Wichita (Kansas):
    http://www.ksn.com/news/local/deputies-respond-to-report-of-accident-in-southeast-sedgwick-county/
    http://www.kake.com/story/41273228/driver-who-died-near-wichita-possibly-suffered-medical-condition
    http://newstral.com/en/article/en/1139018489/man-found-in-vehicle-in-sedgwick-county-likely-died-from-medical-condition-officer-says

    Quote: "Investigators say there was no evidence of a crash, no sign of trauma and the vehicle air bag did not deploy. They say it appears he suffered from a medical issue."

    2019-11-05 - Man, 52, found dead in donation bin in Van Nuys (California):
    http://abc7.com/hollywood-superman-found-dead-in-van-nuys/5677004/
    http://www.tmz.com/2019/11/06/hollywood-blvd-superman-christopher-dennis-found-dead-52-homeless/

    2019-11-05 - Man, 31, found dead in Bayou Desiard (Louisiana):
    http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Ouachita-parish-body-found-564503711.html

    2019-11-05 - Man found dead outside church in Florida City (Florida):
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Mans-Body-Found-Outside-Florida-City-Church-564510381.html

    2019-11-05 - Person found dead in the Hudson River in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):
    http://www.rlsmedia.com/article/body-found-floating-hudson-river-jersey-city

    2019-11-05 - Man found dead on trail in Union Township (Pennsylvania):
    http://local21news.com/news/local/missing-man-found-dead-on-berks-county-trail

    2019-11-05 - Man, 26, goes for hike and dies near Chena Hot Springs (Alaska):
    http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/fairbanks/2019/11/05/soldotna-man-missing-on-hike-near-fairbanks-found-dead/

    2019-11-05 - Man in his 30s found dead in submerged car in river in Avocado Heights (California):
    http://ktla.com/2019/11/05/man-killed-when-car-overturns-lands-in-avocado-heights-area-riverbed/

    2019-11-05 - Man, 64, found dead in Ochoco Creek in Prineville (Oregon):
    http://kbnd.com/kbnd-news/local-news-feed/472699
    http://centraloregondaily.com/recovered-body-idd-as-prineville-homeless-man/

    2019-11-05 - Man found dead near US 71 near Lecompte (Louisiana):
    http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2019/11/05/rapides-sheriffs-office-body-male-found-near-lecompte-highway/4167775002/

    2019-11-05 - Woman, 18, boxer, found dead at home in coastal Inverness (Scotland):
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10280302/teen-boxing-star-dead/

    2019-11-05 - Man found dead in or near burn (stream) near Woodmill Road in Dunfermline (Scotland):
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-50302030
    http://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/18015039.body-man-discovered-dunfermline-burn/

    2019-11-05 - Man found dead in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):
    http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4919092/darren-sadler-missing-body-found-police/

    2019-11-05 - Boy, 15, has 'medical emergency' at home, dies shortly later, on Manor Crescent in coastal Newport (Britain):
    http://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18017620.police-confirm-death-15-year-old-boy-following-medical-emergency/




    2019-11-05 - Man, 74, goes missing from boat, boat found idling near coastal Little Palm Island (Florida):
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Florida-Keys-Man-Missing-After-His-Boat-Found-With-Engines-Idling-564558061.html
    http://www.local10.com/news/florida/monroe-county/florida-keys-man-missing-after-boat-found-with-engines-idling

    Quote: "On Tuesday afternoon, the boat, a 30-foot center console with multiple outboards, was found Tuesday afternoon anchored just off Little Palm Island with the engines idling. There was no sign of Gyurstak, investigators said."

    2019-11-05 - Man, 53, has 'medical episode', SUV mows down man and boy, in coastal Neutral Bay (Australia), 2+ injured:
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/eightyearold-school-boy-fighting-for-his-life-after-being-hit-outside-sydney-school-091352492.html
    http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/man-and-child-taken-to-hospital-after-being-hit-by-a-car-in-neutral-bay/news-story/e5adcf1c675860829b845be961a74531
    http://www.9news.com.au/national/neutral-bay-car-accident-man-and-child-hit-by-car-on-ben-boyd-road/d6d61ed7-6cc5-4b26-b8a7-b0d403b0d662
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7658139/Neutral-Bay-crash-driver-suffered-medical-episode-hitting-boy-8-father-40.html
    http://receive.news/11/06/2019/man-and-child-taken-to-hospital-after-being-hit-by-car-in-neutral-bay/

    Quote: "The 53-year-old driver was taken to Royal North Shore hospital to be treated for shock and is assisting police with their inquiries. It is believed the male driver suffered a medical episode, according to 7 News."

    2019-11-05 - Police officer has 'medical event', police car crashes into 3 parked vehicles, in coastal Christchurch (New Zealand):
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/117240401/police-officer-had-medical-event-before-crashing-into-parked-cars-in-christchurch
    http://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-christchurch/medical-event-behind-police-car-crash

    Quote: "A police officer who crashed an unmarked vehicle into three parked cars in Christchurch had suffered a medical event."

    2019-11-05 - Tanker truck overturns on Contreras Road near Skull Valley (Arizona):
    http://gcmaz.com/fire-crews-tended-to-a-rollover-involving-a-tanker-tuesday-near-skull-valley/

    2019-11-05 - SUV veers off road at 12:15 AM, plunges into Westchester Lagoon, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 1 killed, 2 injured:
    http://www.ktva.com/story/41272872/suv-crashes-into-westchester-lagoon-1-dead
    http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Large-section-of-Minnesota--564496841.html
    http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/11/05/1-dead-1-missing-after-speeding-suv-rolls-into-westchester-lagoon-police-say/

    2019-11-05 - Pickup truck veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, near Oxbow (North Dakota), 1 injured:
    http://www.kvrr.com/2019/11/05/man-hurt-after-pickup-crashes-and-catches-on-fire/

    2019-11-05 - Car veers off road at 3:30 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Lake Shore Road in Manchester (New Hampshire), 1 killed:
    http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/state/driver-dies-in-crash-car-struck-tree-caught-fire/article_96f1770e-935e-5b5a-b1fe-a83efb94fe7b.html
    http://www.theeagle.com/news/national/driver-dies-in-crash-car-struck-tree-caught-fire/article_2861e63d-63e6-5325-aa4f-61cda2574b6f.html
    http://www.wacotrib.com/driver-dies-in-crash-car-struck-tree-caught-fire/article_a2e9415b-9474-5f9f-bebc-e7a5ece8ab32.html

    2019-11-05 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 injured:
    http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20191105/car-crashes-through-jacksonville-home-misses-woman-watching-tv




    2019-11-05 - Child has 'medical episode' on street in coastal Sunderland (Britain):
    http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/child-taken-hospital-after-medical-episode-sunderland-street-828712

    Quote: "Emergency services were called to Southwick Road in the city at around 6pm on Tuesday, November 5, following a ‘medical episode’ involving a child."

    2019-11-05 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts twice in 8 minutes near Mexico City (Mexico):
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1200442/mexico-volcano-Popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-ash-video-latest-warning

    2019-11-05 - Freaky unexplained cloud formation appears over Florida:
    http://strangesounds.org/2019/11/strange-clouds-florida-video-sky-phenomenon.html

    2019-11-05 - Scientists predict El Nino in 2020 based on earlier warning method:
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-predict-el-nino-2020-163608017.html

    2019-11-05 - Several blasts of arctic cold will bring an early winter to millions across the US:
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/several-blasts-arctic-cold-bring-180952095.html

    2019-11-05 - The Deutsche Bank death watch has taken a very interesting turn:
    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-deutsche-bank-death-watch-has-taken-a-very-interesting-turn

    2019-11-05 - Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, scientists detect plasma density jump:
    http://phys.org/news/2019-11-voyager-interstellar-space-scientists-plasma.html
    http://www.sott.net/article/423243-Voyager-2-reaches-interstellar-space-Scientists-detect-plasma-density-jump

    2019-11-05 - Ancient 70-mile-long wall found in western Iran:
    http://www.livescience.com/hadrians-wall-of-iran-discovered.html
    http://www.sott.net/article/423267-Ancient-70-mile-long-wall-found-in-Western-Iran


              

    Event Update For 2019-11-04

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    The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




    A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
    B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
    C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
    D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
    E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
    F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




    Category: Fires And Explosions

    2019-11-04 - Car goes up in flames at 7:10 AM and kills person near Salthouse Mills Industrial Estate in coastal Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):
    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/18016526.update-investigation-body-found-barrow-car-fire/
    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/18015350.mystery-surrounds-discovery-body-found-car-fire-near-salthouse-mills/

    Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

    2019-11-04 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Athens (Oregon):
    http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/loud-boom-jolts-athena-residents/article_ca106278-ff55-11e9-b766-9ffc84dde4b0.html

    2019-11-04 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at Logan Airport in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-logan/29689253
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/delta-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-logan-after-reports-of-smoke/29689372
    http://news.yahoo.com/delta-plane-makes-emergency-landing-210401912.html

    Quote: "The airline said flight attendants noticed some hazy smoke in the cockpit of Flight 6092, so the Embraer 175 aircraft turned back."

    2019-11-04 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Newark (New Jersey):
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/United-Airlines-Emergency-Landing-Newark-Airport-564342481.html
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/United-Airlines-Emergency-Landing-Newark-Airport-564342481.html
    http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/florida-bound-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-new-jersey/
    http://pix11.com/2019/11/04/united-flight-makes-emergency-landing-at-newark-airport-after-smoke-in-cockpit-faa/
    http://www.nj.com/news/2019/11/united-flight-forced-to-return-to-newark-due-to-odor-of-smoke.html
    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/florida-bound-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-new-jersey/
    http://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/emergency-landing-newark-airport-smoke-odors-reported

    Quote: "'The crew returned to Newark after it declared an emergency due to a report of smoke in the cockpit. No injuries were reported,' the FAA said in a statement."

    Note: These are the 139th and 140th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-04 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Kettering (Ohio):
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/fire-dpandl-substation-in-kettering/vp-AAJOIJP
    http://dayton247now.com/news/local/dpl-reports-power-outage-in-kettering
    http://www.whio.com/news/local/fire-substation-kettering-causes-nearly-23k-power-outages/KAmOiWh3ihZgMh0NIFXV6O/
    http://www.dayton.com/news/local/fire-substation-kettering-causes-nearly-23k-power-outages/KAmOiWh3ihZgMh0NIFXV6O/
    http://www.whio.com/news/businesses-the-dark-after-substation-fire-kettering/ZF8shAuEg2pCtDEvvOxI5K/

    2019-11-04 - Steel recycling center goes up in flames in Lockwood (Montana):
    http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/injured-in-pacific-recycling-building-fire-in-lockwood/article_580645d4-dc79-5cdb-92d2-7322ec87cbe2.html
    http://www.ktvq.com/firefighters-battle-blaze-at-lockwood-pacific-recycling
    http://www.kxlf.com/firefighters-battle-blaze-at-lockwood-pacific-recycling
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPpMGFl9Ng

    Quote: "A fire at the Pacific Steel and Recycling facility in Lockwood on Monday afternoon torched a building and specialized equipment, likely causing more than $1 million in damage."

    Quote: "The main part of the fire appears to have been in a part of the facility for sorting metal, Staley said."

    2019-11-04 - Landfill fire breaks out on Kiefer Boulevard in Sacramento (California):
    http://fox40.com/2019/11/04/people-told-to-stay-inside-as-crews-battle-fire-at-sacramento-county-landfill/
    http://twitter.com/metrofirepio/status/1191586655133560832

    2019-11-04 - Recycling plant fire breaks out on Imeson Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):
    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/jfrd-fire-at-recycling-plant-in-jacksonville/1004896492




    2019-11-04 - Brush fire breaks out and threatens Spring Creek Elementary School in Edmond (Oklahoma):
    http://www.koco.com/article/deer-creek-school-evacuated-due-to-grass-fire-officials-say/29688513

    2019-11-04 - Barge explodes and burns on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Lemont (Illinois):
    http://www.theherald-news.com/2019/11/04/fire-chief-lemont-fire-crews-respond-to-barge-explosion-on-chicago-sanitary-and-ship-canal/a9j6qwo/
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-lemont-barge-fire-20191104-yj4bngrpfvbbfbqg3fqe5ygf7a-story.html
    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/11/4/20948564/lemont-barge-explosion-chicago-sanitary-ship-canal-acetone
    http://patch.com/illinois/lemont/barge-propane-tanks-fire-explosion-heard-residents

    2019-11-04 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Besiktas (Turkey):
    http://itfaiye.ibb.gov.tr/en/news/10859/boat-fire-in-besiktas.html

    Note: These are the 910th and 911th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-04 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-275 in coastal Tampa (Florida):
    http://www.fox13news.com/news/no-injuries-in-i-275-bus-fire
    http://www.wfla.com/news/bus-catches-fire-blocks-southbound-lanes-of-i-275/
    http://www.wfla.com/news/traffic/bus-catches-fire-blocks-southbound-lanes-of-i-275/

    Note: This is the 539th bus to burn in 2019...

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on State Road 429 in Orange County (Florida):
    http://www.clickorlando.com/traffic/hope-it-wasnt-popeyes-big-rig-hauling-chicken-catches-fire
    http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/northbound-florida-turnpike-near-winter-garden-partially-reopens-after-vehicle-fire
    http://twitter.com/OCFireRescue/status/1191347330580172801

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 1 near coastal Santa Cruz (California):
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2019/11/04/semi-truck-fire-briefly-closes-highway-1/

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 near Malad (Idaho):
    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/semi-fire-blocking-interstate-near-malad/article_1ef54b79-cb7a-54fe-a90b-fbd494a0fd2c.html
    http://www.am-news.com/news/vehicle-fire-near-malad-summit/image_0464b976-ff63-11e9-a601-b30268d2b24b.html
    http://snewsi.com/id/19499610829/Semi-fire-blocking-Interstate-15-near-Malad

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at feed store on Sainte Genevieve Avenue in Farmington (Missouri):
    http://dailyjournalonline.com/gallery/monday-truck-fire/collection_892946db-317d-5748-909e-536589336075.html

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-78 near Hellertown (Pennsylvania):
    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-78-closed-hellertown-vehicle-fire-20191105-ckq3hsllhjbsjp5wiklnhy4mri-story.html

    Quote: "All lanes of Interstate 78 are reopened near the Hellertown exit after an earlier tractor-trailer fire in the westbound lanes, according to reports."

    2019-11-04 - Tractor bursts into flame on Benhar Road near Balclutha (New Zealand):
    http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/fire-calls-scrub-and-tractor

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the B6050 in Eastmoor (Britain):
    http://www.peakfm.co.uk/news/local/firefighters-tackle-hgv-blaze-in-eastmoor/

    2019-11-04 - Tractor bursts into flame in Venn Ottery, Devon (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=51292&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
    http://eastdevonnews.co.uk/2019/11/04/accidental-fire-destroys-tractor-and-damages-trailer/
    http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/tractor-completely-destroyed-after-catching-fire-1-6357537

    Note: These are the 1937th, 1938th, 1939th, 1940th, 1941st, 1942nd, 1943rd and 1944th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

    2019-11-04 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on M-60 just west of Reynolds Road in Spring Arbor Township (Michigan):
    http://www.mlive.com/galleries/WYKRLLO7KRGBFGE5W3K6TUTTHU/

    2019-11-04 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M5 near Clevedon (Britain):
    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-m5-traffic-fire-clevedon-3498733
    http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/m5-traffic-live-one-lane-3498490
    http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/m5-traffic-live-pictures-show-3498638

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Edgemont Drive in Huntsville (Alabama):
    http://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/top-stories/fire-destroys-car-and-spreads-to-home-on-edgemont-drive/
    http://www.waff.com/2019/11/04/firefighters-battling-structure-fire-northeast-huntsville/
    http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Huntsville-emergency-crews-responding-to-structure-fire-on-Edgemont-Drive-NW-564369011.html
    http://www.waff.com/video/2019/11/05/car-fire-damages-northeast-huntsville-home/

    Quote: "Huntsville firefighters responded to a structure fire on Edgemont Drive Monday afternoon. The fire started inside of a parked car. The cause of the fire is not known at this time."

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on street, man jumps out, in Hanover (Massachusetts):
    http://959watd.com/blog/2019/11/hanover-man-jumps-from-vehicle-on-fire/

    Quote: "A little after 2:00 PM, a man was driving a car that caught fire and wouldn’t stop, forcing him to jump from the moving vehicle."

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on State Highway 1 in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):
    http://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/car-fire-near-auckland-harbour-bridge-causes-headache-commuters
    http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/car-fire-on-auckland-motorway-blocks-northbound-lanes/ar-AAJRv5T
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12282682

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on the Staten Island Expressway on coastal Staten Island (New York):
    http://www.silive.com/news/2019/11/car-fire-on-staten-island-expressway-jams-rush-hour-traffic.html

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame near Scheels Arena in Fargo (North Dakota):
    http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Crews-respnd-to-car-fire-behind-Scheels-Arena-564488741.html

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on street in Salobreña (Spain), near the coast:
    http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2019/11/04/two-people-cheat-death-as-their-courtesy-car-bursts-into-flames-in-southern-spain/
    http://www.ideal.es/granada/costa/arde-coche-forma-20191103143041-nt.html

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on the A9 between Meallmore and Fort Augustus (Scotland):
    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/1882325/emergency-services-tackle-car-fire-on-the-a9/

    2019-11-04 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked at office building in coastal London (Britain):
    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/18013979.fire-sutton-high-street-sees-multiple-cars-destroyed/

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on North Road in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
    http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-in-ellesmere-port_04-11-2019_11-26-07

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18012392.firefighters-redbridge-eastleigh-rush-extinguish-car-blaze-m27/

    2019-11-04 - Car bursts into flame at 12:42 AM on Capenhurst Lane in Great Sutton (Britain):
    http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/vehicle-fire-in-great-sutton_04-11-2019_9-49-30

    2019-11-04 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire at home on Washington Avenue in American Fork (Utah), near Utah Lake:
    http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/american-fork/fire-in-american-fork-destroys-detached-garage-and-one-vehicle/article_b8e802f2-44c0-5dd3-8069-ae6fb1a1876e.html
    http://gephardtdaily.com/local/american-fork-crews-battle-fully-involved-garage-and-vehicle-fire/

    2019-11-04 - Car and two homes destroyed by fire near Lake Arrowhead (California):
    http://ktla.com/2019/11/04/fire-destroys-2-mountainside-homes-near-lake-arrowhead-officials/

    Quote: "Video from the scene showed one cascading hillside home completely ablaze, with even a sedan parked in the driveway being consumed. The second house was burning just as badly, with tall columns of bright flames protruding from windows and doorways."

    2019-11-04 - SUV and garage destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, in Blairstown Township (New Jersey):
    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/11/fire-spreads-from-garage-where-it-wrecked-vehicle-to-home-but-no-one-hurt.html

    Quote: "A fire that is believed to have started in an attached garage, where it destroyed a vehicle, spread to a home Monday night in Blairstown Township, an official reports."

    2019-11-04 - Auto shop destroyed by fire on Desoto Road in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/west-baltimore-fire-firefighters-injured/
    http://www.wbaltv.com/article/2-firefighters-suffer-non-life-threatening-injuries-in-2-alarm-fire-explosion-in-southwest-baltimore/29691410

    2019-11-04 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 5 AM in Olmsted County (Minnesota), nobody there:
    http://www.kimt.com/content/news/Barn-valued-at-50K-destroyed-by-fire-in-Olmsted-County-564358841.html

    2019-11-04 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire on Sikes Mill Road in Monroe (North Carolina):
    http://www.wbtv.com/2019/11/04/fire-breaks-out-chicken-house-union-county/

    2019-11-04 - Warehouse destroyed by fire on Dermody Way in Sparks (Nevada):
    http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Cause-of-warehouse-fire-under-investigation-564360431.html

    2019-11-04 - Country club heavily damaged by fire on Dogwood Trail in Kettering (Ohio):
    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/crews-called-fire-commercial-building-kettering/2QHQCY8zbHY0YCMiC8pqzK/

    2019-11-04 - Factory destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Delhi (India):
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20191104-70079-IND
    http://www.news18.com/news/india/fire-breaks-out-in-4-storey-rexine-godown-in-west-delhi-2372725.html
    http://www.timesnownews.com/delhi/article/delhi-massive-fire-breaks-out-in-peeragarhi-factory-28-fire-tenders-at-spot/511142

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on River Road in Henrico County (Virginia), 1 injured:
    http://wtvr.com/2019/11/04/river-road-house-fire-2/

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Elk Avenue in Stonewood (West Virginia), 1 injured:
    http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Crews-battle-structure-fire-in-Stonewood-564348551.html

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire on South Preston Street in Smoketown area in Louisville (Kentucky):
    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/04/louisville-crews-respond-fire-smoketown-neighborhood/4159064002/
    http://www.wave3.com/2019/11/04/crews-battling-structure-fire-smoketown-neighborhood/

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Marshall Street in Tolono (Illinois):
    http://www.wandtv.com/news/garage-fire-displaces-tolono-couple/article_21ed75b6-ff57-11e9-a00f-b392b1dd88f3.html
    http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/couple-displaced-in-tolono-garage-fire/article_b5a47b75-4cf6-5557-8f0c-4a43b3add3e6.html

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah):
    http://ksltv.com/425066/slc-firefighters-respond-to-2-alarm-house-fire/

    2019-11-04 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:
    http://kfor.com/2019/11/03/firefighters-investigating-house-fire-in-northwest-oklahoma-city/

    2019-11-04 - Home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Choctaw (Oklahoma):
    http://kfor.com/2019/11/04/choctaw-home-a-total-loss-after-fire-officials-say/

    2019-11-04 - Duplex damaged by fire on Princeton Avenue in Palmerton (Pennsylvania):
    http://wnep.com/2019/11/04/family-escapes-unharmed-after-house-fire-in-palmerton/

    2019-11-04 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire on Pineland Avenue in Madison (North Carolina):
    http://myfox8.com/2019/11/04/1-apartment-a-total-loss-after-duplex-fire-in-madison/

    2019-11-04 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire on West 240th Street in coastal Bronx (New York), 5 injured:
    http://abc7ny.com/5-hurt-when-fire-breaks-out-in-nyc-apartment-building/5670639/

    2019-11-04 - Deadly fire burns home on Polk Street in Parkersburg (West Virginia), 1500 feet from the Little Kanawha River:
    http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2019/11/one-dead-in-polk-street-fire/

    2019-11-04 - Deadly fire burns home on West Longwood Place in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed:
    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/11/04/man-dies-after-being-burned-inhaling-smoke-detroit-house-fire/4154354002/

    2019-11-04 - Deadly fire burns home in Spencer (Iowa), 1 killed:
    http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Firefighters-find-body-inside-Spencer-house-564518321.html
    http://www.ketv.com/article/authorities-say-a-mans-body-was-found-by-firefighters-inside-a-northwest-iowa-house/29696681

    2019-11-04 - Vacant home burns at 1:40 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):
    http://www.ketv.com/article/omaha-firefighters-douse-flames-at-vacant-home/29682434

    2019-11-04 - Vacant riverside commercial building burns at 4:45 AM on the Hudson River in Troy (New York):
    http://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Early-morning-fire-guts-Troy-mansion-14807048.php
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Early-morning-fire-guts-Troy-mansion-14807048.php
    http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Early-morning-fire-guts-Troy-mansion-14807048.php

    Quote: "The building had been part of the long-shuttered Riverside Club, a social club and marina that opened in 1894, according to City Historian Kathy Sheehan. Decades later, the Freihofer Co. used some of the buildings for offices, she said."

    2019-11-04 - Vacant school building destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Broad Street in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
    http://wtkr.com/2019/11/04/portsmouth-firefighters-respond-to-early-morning-blaze/
    http://www.wavy.com/video/portsmouth-firefighters-on-scene-of-fire-on-broad-street/4069557/




    2019-11-04 - Many fish found dead in canal on coastal Marco Island (Florida):
    http://www.winknews.com/2019/11/04/dead-fish-litter-marco-island-canal-homeowner-left-to-clean-it-out-herself/




    2019-11-04 - Boy, 2, has 'medical emergency' at home and dies in Palatine (Illinois):
    http://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/suntimes/dcfs-investigates-death-toddler-halloween-palatine

    2019-11-04 - Man, 63, dies on passenger train at train station in coastal Manhattan (New York):
    http://www.wabcradio.com/2019/11/05/nj-transit-passenger-dies-aboard-rush-hour-train/
    http://www.nj.com/essex/2019/11/nj-transit-passenger-dies-aboard-train-despite-doctors-attempt-to-save-him.html
    http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/transportation/2019/11/05/nj-transit-passenger-dies-penn-station-despite-doctors-effort-save-him/4165748002/

    Quote: "A man on a rush-hour train headed to New Jersey died after possibly suffering a heart attack, despite a doctor’s best efforts to revive him. NJ Transit train No. 3363, on the North Jersey Coast Line route, was loading passengers at New York Penn Station Monday evening when the medical incident occurred, the agency said in a statement."

    2019-11-04 - Person found dead in the Christina River in Wilmington (Delaware):
    http://www.wdel.com/news/body-found-in-christina-river-in-wilmington/article_7112a83e-ff50-11e9-9abe-77ce1184ae06.html

    2019-11-04 - Man, 59, found dead at home on Richard Street in Jacksonville (Illinois):
    http://newschannel20.com/news/local/mans-body-found-in-jacksonville-home

    2019-11-04 - Climber, man, has 'medical emergency' at climbing competition, dies shortly later, in Calgary (Canada):
    http://gripped.com/news/alberta-climber-dies-after-medical-emergency-at-competition/

    Quote: "Alberta climber Lucas Chabot has died in a Calgary hospital after suffering from a medical emergency during a competition in the city on Sunday. Climbers nearby said that Chabot had been climbing in the qualifications round, but was not on the wall or climbing when he passed out."

    2019-11-04 - Person found dead on trail in park in Petawawa (Canada):
    http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/body-found-in-park-near-petawawa-airport-1.4670229

    2019-11-04 - Man, 56, found dead in pond in Chanthaburi (Thailand):
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/thai-mans-body-discovered-after-family-finds-dog-whimpering-beside-pond-1671236

    2019-11-04 - Man in his 60s found dead in dam reservoir outside Potchefstroom (South Africa):
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/man-drowns-in-dam-outside-potchefstroom-20191104

    2019-11-04 - Woman found dead on the banks of canal in Manipur (India):
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/womans-body-near-canal-in-manipur/articleshow/71918044.cms
    http://thenortheasttoday.com/manipur-unidentified-womans-body-found-near-canal/




    2019-11-04 - Man has 'medical emergency' while operating crane, crane drops load, in Ottawa (Canada):
    http://boom997.com/news/6125537/crane-operator-rescued-ottawa-construction-site/
    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/rope-rescue-team-called-after-crane-operator-suffers-medical-issue
    http://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/crane-rescue-underway-in-hintonburg-1828093
    http://globalnews.ca/news/6125537/crane-operator-rescued-ottawa-construction-site/
    http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/crane-operator-rescued-by-firefighters-1.4669716

    Quote: "'Ottawa Fire Services was notified that a crane operator suffered a medical emergency while in the operator’s box, rendering him unable to operate the crane,' said an update from the fire department on Monday evening."

    2019-11-04 - Man has 'medical event', pickup truck crashes into home, in Langford area in coastal Victoria (Canada), 1 injured:
    http://www.vicnews.com/news/residents-evacuated-for-gas-leak-after-car-hits-house-in-langford/
    http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/mother-two-daughters-escape-injury-as-pickup-crashes-into-their-house-1.23997766
    http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/crews-work-to-contain-gas-leak-after-vehicle-crashes-into-langford-home-1.4669955

    Quote: "The driver of the vehicle suffered a medical event and crashed at 2744 Sooke Road. He was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries."

    2019-11-04 - Small plane crashes into cemetery in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), 1 killed:
    http://www.wmur.com/article/small-plane-crashes-into-new-bedford-cemetery/29692113
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/small-plane-crashes-into-new-bedford-cemetery/29689409
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/plane-crashes-rural-cemetery-new-bedford/
    http://turnto10.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-small-plane-crash-in-new-bedford-cemetery
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/pilot-killed-in-plane-crash-at-new-bedford-s-rural-cemetery/29692151
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/victim-of-new-bedford-cemetery-plane-crash-was-family-man-loved-to-fly-son-says/29692222
    http://www.bostonherald.com/2019/11/04/1-dead-in-plane-crash-at-new-bedford-cemetery/
    http://www.wwlp.com/news/massachusetts/plane-nosedives-into-new-bedford-cemetery/

    2019-11-04 - Small plane makes emergency landing on beach at coastal Point Lookout on Long Island (New York), engine failure:
    http://abc7ny.com/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-long-island-beach/5671324/
    http://nypost.com/2019/11/04/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-long-island-beach-2/
    http://www.wbaltv.com/article/small-plane-maryland-makes-emergency-landing-on-ny-beach-officials-say/29688860
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-long-island-beach/
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Plane-Crashes-Near-Jones-Beach-564365811.html

    2019-11-04 - Gyrocopter crashes into field in Polk County (Georgia), 1 killed:
    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/pilot-killed-in-small-aircraft-crash-in-northwest-georgia
    http://wgxa.tv/news/local/pilot-dead-after-small-plane-crashlands-in-north-georgia-cotton-field
    http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-pilot-killed-gyrocopter-crash-polk-county/wfaBIG4jn2LKpjlV79J3DK/
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/aircraft-pilot-killed-crash-cedartown/85-e6a97d4f-1810-4e7d-b967-3e41031f4e65
    http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/polk_standard_journal/news/local/aircraft-crash-in-polk-county-one-dead/article_8ad5d752-ff35-11e9-b759-33d97a547418.html

    2019-11-04 - Passenger bus plunges into valley near coastal Mumbai (India), 5 killed, 40 injured:
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20191104-70081-IND

    2019-11-04 - Tanker truck overturns at 3:30 AM on Broad Street in Summit (New Jersey):
    http://nj1015.com/tanker-leaks-gas-for-45-mins-in-summit-roads-to-be-closed-for-hours/
    http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/traffic/2019/11/04/summit-nj-tanker-truck-overturn-cleanup-work-still-underway/4155310002/

    2019-11-04 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4:30 AM on the 210 Freeway in Claremont (California):
    http://ktla.com/2019/11/04/overturned-semitruck-causes-delays-on-wb-210-freeway-in-claremont/
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Big-Rig-Crash-Forces-WB-210-Closure_Los-Angeles-564346492.html
    http://abc7.com/210-fwy-lanes-closed-due-to-overturned-big-rig/5670636/

    2019-11-04 - Cement truck veers off road, crashes into Buttle Lake, near Lupin Falls (Canada), 1 killed:
    http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/driver-dead-after-cement-truck-plunges-into-buttle-lake-1.4669712

    2019-11-04 - Pickup truck veers off road, slowly crashes into tree, in Champion (North Carolina), 1 killed:
    http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/man-found-dead-in-wrecked-pickup/article_c78c7324-ffd8-11e9-b6f9-bfb3733c6716.html

    Quote: "Damage was minimal because the vehicle was going at a very slow speed at the time of the wreck. An autopsy is being performed at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem to determine whether or not Stanley was suffering from a medical event at the time of his death, Aldridge said."

    2019-11-04 - Car veers off road and overturns, bursts into flame, in McCone County (Montana), 1 killed, 2 injured:
    http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/11/05/circle-woman-killed-when-overturned-car-catches-fire-mccone-county/4164304002/

    2019-11-04 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Brookside Road in Mount Olive (Alabama), 1 killed:
    http://www.cbs42.com/news/local/1-person-dead-after-fatal-car-crash-and-fire-in-mount-olive-community/




    2019-11-04 - Woman's pit bulls attack and kill her at home on Westshore Drive in Bay City (Michigan):
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-woman-mauled-pit-bulls-police




    2019-11-04 - Woman, 70, has 'medical emergency' in swimming pool and almost dies at YMCA in Edina (Minnesota):
    http://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/ymca-staff-rescues-woman-during-water-exercise-class/89-be69d975-4fe4-4551-b092-990af7df592f

    Quote: "According to YMCA spokesperson Joan Schimml, a 70-year-old woman was rescued after experiencing a medical emergency in the pool at the YMCA Southdale."

    2019-11-04 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Thetis Lake (Canada):
    http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/toxic-algae-found-at-thetis-lake-1.4669935

    2019-11-04 - Hailstorm pounds crops in the Riverland area in South Australia (Australia):
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ST-20191105-70086-AUS

    2019-11-04 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Liguria (Italy), 2 inches of rain in 1 hour:
    http://ilglobo.com.au/news/45831/liguria-hit-by-heavy-rains-and-flooding/
    http://www.sott.net/article/423207-Heavy-rainfall-and-flooding-hits-Liguria-Italy-2-inches-of-rain-in-1-hour

    2019-11-04 - Severe drought affects over 1 million people in east China:
    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-11/01/c_138521132.htm
    http://www.sott.net/article/423255-Severe-drought-plaguing-east-China-affecting-over-1-million-people

    2019-11-04 - Chelyabinsk-sized asteroid skims Earth, third close fly-by in 5 days:
    http://www.rt.com/news/472557-incoming-asteroid-spotted-week-ago/
    http://www.sott.net/article/423208-ANOTHER-one-Chelyabinsk-sized-asteroid-skims-Earth-third-close-fly-by-in-5-days

    2019-11-04 - Lead in some Canadian water worse than the lead-infused water in Flint (Michigan):
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/investigation-lead-canadian-water-worse-100203293.html

    2019-11-04 - Farm bankruptcies spike 24% in the US:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/economics/trade-war-chaos-spikes-us-farm-bankruptcies-24

    2019-11-04 - The ‘mother of all bubbles’ could blow up the economy if profits don’t improve, warns Blackstone strategist:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-mother-of-all-bubbles-could-blow-up-the-economy-if-profits-dont-improve-warns-blackstone-strategist-2019-11-04

    2019-11-04 - There's something strange going on inside Neptune:
    http://www.livescience.com/something-strange-inside-neptune.html
    http://www.sott.net/article/423313-Theres-something-strange-going-on-inside-Neptune


              

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    Launch of the Revised National Statement on Religious Diversity

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    The third edition of the National Statement on Religious Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand was launched  in Wellington on Tuesday 17 September 2019. The Launch,  hosted by the Office of Ethnic Communities, the Human Rights Commission and the Religious Diversity Centre, acknowledged the absence of the Minister, the Hon Jenny Salesa, who […]
              

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    The 2020 Religious Diversity Calendars available Now! The 2020 Religious Diversity Calendar for Aotearoa New Zealand is a helpful resource, that illustrates the diversity of our country using both dates and images.  The calendar can be useful…. Let it open up a new conversation. Hang it in the office for […]
              

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    Taika Waititi takes on fascism in the brilliant Jojo Rabbit.

    Is it just me, or has real life started to seem a lot like The Producers? In Mel Brooks' classic directorial debut, two Broadway producers set out to bilk investors by coming up with a scheme that would pay off for them, even if they had a flop. So they hire a hopelessly inept playwright, who happens to be a Nazi, to write a musical called Springtime for Hitler. But the play turns out to be so bad it's good, and the producers are hoisted by their own petard when it actually makes money. They lose by "succeeding."

    Likewise, it's arguable that Donald Trump never really wanted to be president. His campaign was a long-form grift. Once he lost — which, since he was a hopelessly inept candidate, was surely inevitable — he would start his own conservative TV network and get on with his real passion, which is being a jerk on television. But to the surprise of everyone, Trump included, he won — and may yet lose by "succeeding."

    The resurgence of racist, nationalist authoritarianism that accompanied Trump's 2016 campaign has produced a lot of new art in response. Fascists famously hate art: "When I hear the word 'culture,' that's when I reach for my revolver," goes the famous quote. That those words came from the pen of Nazi playwright Hanns Johst from a play originally performed for Hitler's birthday the year he took power is another in the long string of ironies associated with the Nazis. Fascists don't do self-reflection very well — probably because of what honest self-reflection would reveal. The best way to disarm a fascist leader is to make him look ridiculous. Charlie Chaplin knew that in September 1939, when he started filming The Great Dictator the same month the Nazis kicked off World War II by invading Poland.

    The Little Tramp's expert skewering of Hitler is a big part of the DNA of Jojo Rabbit. New Zealand director Taika Waititi brought some much-needed humor to the MCU with the wildly successful Thor: Ragnarok, and if you haven't seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows, you're missing out on two of the best comedies of the era. Like Chaplin, Waititi's comedy is all about empathy. The rural weirdos of Wilderpeople and the uptight vampires of Shadows are both quirky outsiders whose misadventures are played for laughs, but the communities of choice they create for themselves where their weirdness can flourish are Waititi's preferred model for society. It's natural that the director would take on fascism, where the only communities that matter — race and nationality — are those you can't choose.

    Making fun of Nazis by directly portraying Hitler onscreen is making comedy with the difficulty level turned up to maximum. There probably aren't five people in the whole world who could pull it off in our fraught moment, but Waititi is up to the challenge. His secret weapon is 10-year-old Roman Griffin Davis, who plays Jojo Betzler, a young boy living with his mother Rosie (an absolutely brilliant Scarlett Johansson) in 1945 Berlin. His father disappeared into the war, and his sister died on the home front, so his relationship with his mother is very close. Like most young boys, he is impressed by uniforms and the masculine camaraderie of soldiers, so he is an enthusiastic member of the Hitler Youth — so enthusiastic, in fact, that his imaginary friend is actually Hitler. Like Chaplin, Waititi plays the dictator himself, and it is a hell of a performance. Since this is not actually supposed to be Hitler, but rather a 10-year-old boy's projection of the Führer, his movements mirror Jojo's hapless awkwardness. Making the fascist leader an imaginary father figure is a stroke of comedic genius, as it echoes the real psychological dynamics within authoritarian movements. Fascists want to be seen as fearsome warrior types because otherwise they just look like buffoons, and nobody wants to follow a buffoon. Sure enough, the highest-ranking real-life Nazi in Jojo Rabbit, Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell) is a drunken, disgraced Wehrmacht officer who ended up commanding a summer camp because of his role in "Operation Screwup."

    The road to hate runs through seeing people as abstractions, and the cure for hate is meeting the real people behind the stereotypes. When Jojo, the good German boy, discovers his mother has been hiding Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), a Jewish girl, in their attic, he is faced with her undeniable humanity. His attempts to interrogate her to learn the evil secrets of his race enemies only leads him to the inevitable conclusion that she's not the evil one in this picture. But as he starts to doubt his poorly formed convictions, his imaginary Führer grows more strident. By his final scene, Waititi is not funny anymore. He's scary and inhumanly angry in the way of the demagogue, forcing young Jojo to finally choose between humanity and barbarity. It is the same choice that we all now face.


              

    New Zealand Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.2% In Q3

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    VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY ESTABLISHES UNIVERSAL ESPORTS PRINCIPLES FOR FUN & FAIR PLAY

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    Today, the video game industry, including representatives from across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, released a unifying set of principles for esports engagement. These core principles were developed in a collaborative effort and form a set of values applicable in all aspects of the global esports environments: safety and well-being, integrity and fair play, respect and diversity, and positive and enriching game play.

    Esports is experiencing incredible growth – both in terms of viewership and revenues. Esports not only engages players, it has evolved to accommodate increasingly more active participation from its viewers and fans. In 2019, according to Newzoo research, global esports viewership is expected to hit nearly 500 million and revenues are expected to exceed $1 billion USD.

    With expectations for continued growth, the esports community has a vested interest in supporting the best conditions for play and the principles are a very public statement of its values. It is vital for all participants to engage actively in esports culture in a positive and enriching way, ensuring esports remains an exciting and inclusive activity and industry at all levels.

    Statement from Video Game Industry Associations:

    “Our esports community includes the game publishers and intellectual property owners whose games are at the core of the esports ecosystem as well as the players, teams, and tournament organizers who bring this vibrant community to life. As members of this community, we created these guiding principles to foster an esports environment that is vibrant, engaging, fair and fun for everyone. As esports continues to grow, collectively we support an ecosystem of play that can be enjoyed by all members of the community – from international competitions to local community events.

    We believe values of respect, diversity, safety, integrity, and fair play should be the foundation upon which positive and enriching esports communities are built. It is our sincere hope that others in the esports community will join us today in welcoming our universal esports principles and affirming belief in an open and inclusive esports environment.”

    Click here to read the full list of principles.

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    Boxing Insider Notebook: Flores, Haney, USA Boxing, and more…

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    Compiled By: William Holmes

    The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of October 29th to November 5th; covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.


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    Miguel Flores Training Camp Quotes

    Super featherweight contender Miguel "El Michoacan" Flores will complete his winding road to his first world title opportunity when he takes on three-division champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz for the WBA Super Featherweight Title Saturday, November 23 in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    Flores (24-2, 12 KOs) will look for a career-defining victory in the co-main event leading up to Deontay "The Bronze Bomber'' Wilder defending his WBC title in a rematch against once-beaten Cuban slugger Luis "King Kong'' Ortiz in the headlining attraction of action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

    Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at www.mgmgrand.com or www.axs.com.

    The 27-year-old was born in Mexico and grew up in Houston, Texas, where he has been training for his showdown against Santa Cruz. Flores was originally scheduled to face Santa Cruz in February for the featherweight title but was forced to withdraw because of an ankle injury.

    With a dominant stoppage victory over Luis May in June, the injury is behind Flores as he prepares to challenge a fellow Mexican-American warrior in Santa Cruz on pay-per-view from Las Vegas. Here is what Flores had to say about training camp, Santa Cruz and more:

    On his recent training camp with coach Aaron Navarro:
    "I've been with coach Aaron Navarro my entire career, even as an amateur, and together we've grown really tight. Edward Jackson, my strength and conditioning coach, and Bobby Benton my co-trainer and cutman, have been with us for a very long time as well. Together we took my training to the next level for this fight. Everyone will see the progress we've made during this camp when I step in the ring."

    On his matchup with Leo Santa Cruz:
    "Leo Santa Cruz is an incredible fighter and he's been fighting at the championship level for many years now. It will be my job to match him punch for punch, and that's what we've been working on. We've made a couple of small changes to my style, but nothing major. Everyone will see what those changes are on fight night. People our doubting me, but it's fueling my fire and I'm determined to prove everyone wrong."

    On fighting for his first world title:
    "Fighting for a world title is something I've been striving for my whole career. This is a dream come true for me. I've worked extremely hard to get here and I'm not going to let the big moment affect me. My time has finally come and I'm going to leave everything I have in the ring. I'm going to shock the world."

    On fighting in Las Vegas on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View for the first time:
    "I've been a professional fighter for over ten years and never gotten to experience what it's like to fight in Las Vegas, the boxing capital of the world. So, to say I'm excited is an understatement. On top of that, I'll be fighting on this FOX Sports platform, the new home for professional boxing. My fists will be flying and everyone watching is in for a big surprise. Like I said, I'm going to shock the world."

    Devin Haney Faces Santiago in Maiden World Title Defense

    Devin Haney will face Alfredo Santiago in the first defense of his WBC World Lightweight title at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday November 9, live on DAZN in the US, Sky Sports in the UK and distributed globally on FITE.

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    Haney (23-0 15 KOs) was elevated to full champion at the recent WBC Convention in Cancun, Mexico, following his dominant performance against Zaur Abdullaev in New York in September where he overpowered the unbeaten Russian over four blistering rounds to force Abdullaev to retire, and land 'The Dream' the interim belt at 135lbs.

    Now Haney makes the short trip from his Las Vegas home to Los Angeles where he faces Santiago (12-0 4 KOs) in his maiden defence, the unbeaten Dominican talent, who turns 25 the day after the fight, will be on looking to derail Haney's reign as champion at the first hurdle.

    "I'm happy we got this deal done," said Haney. "I'm not just a WBC World Champion that's holding somebody else's belt. I'm the sole champion, and I will defend the Lightweight World title on November 9. I've been working hard and I'm extremely focused. This will be the perfect gift to myself for my 21st birthday.

    "All the fans at STAPLES Center and the millions watching on DAZN, are going to witness another dominant performance. I'm going to continue to show the world that I'm the best in my division.

    "Alfredo Santiago is my next opponent; he's undefeated, he's hungry, and he's coming to win. I take every fight very serious and this fight is no different. Tune in next Saturday and you'll see that the hype is real."

    "First and foremost, I would like to thank Matchroom Boxing and Fresh Productions for this opportunity," said Santiago. "This is the moment that I've been dreaming of since I was a kid, and the one I've been waiting for since I became a boxer. I am physically and mentally ready, and I am going to show who the best 135lber in the world is.

    "Mr. Haney is a formidable fighter who chose the wrong opponent. He cannot beat me. I belong to 'The Terror Squadron', the best boxing team in the world. This is my time."

    "I am delighted to see Devin defend his World title on November 9," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "We're going to have a huge crowd of new fight fans at the arena and tuning in all around the world to watch KSI and Logan Paul, and Devin is the perfect fighter to showcase what boxing is all about to a potential crop of new fight fans - he's young, exciting, confident and relatable - the perfect mix.

    "Alfredo Santiago is a hungry young fighter himself and this is a golden opportunity for him to halt Devin's charge to superstardom - but I believe that 'The Dream' will shine and being his reign as World champion in style."

    Haney's clash with Santiago is part of a huge night of action in Los Angeles as YouTube sensations KSI and Logan Paul clash in a rematch of their controversial draw - this time as professional fighters.

    Billy Joe Saunders (28-0 13 KOs) makes his American debut and defends his WBO World Super-Middleweight title against unbeaten Argentine Marcelo Coceres (28-0-1 15 KOs), and he is joined on the card by a quartet of Eddie Hearn's talented rising US stars in Nikita Ababiy (7-0 6 KOs), Diego Pacheco (6-0 5 KOs), Reshat Mati (4-0 ) and Alexis Espino (4-0 3 KOs).

    USA Boxing Alumni Association Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2019

    Olympic gold-medalists "Big" George Foreman, Mark Breland and "Smokin'" Joe Frazier head the Class of 2019 into the USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame, Friday night, December 13, at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

    The HOF reception is being held in conjunction with the 2020 Olympic Trials and 2019 National Championships. Dec. 7-15, at Lake Charles Civic Center. The finals Olympic Trials will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein from Showtime Sports will serve as the event's emcee for the third year in a row.

    USA Boxing Alumni Association's third class also includes decorated coaches Al Mitchell and Ray Rodgers.

    Sen. John McCain will be posthumously presented a special Lifetime Achievement Award. A fearless boxer for three years at the U.S. Naval Academy, Sen. McCain managed his battalion's boxing team to the brigade championship.

    Sen. McCain was the architect of the ground-breaking Muhammad Ali Act, pushed for the pardoning of Jack Johnson, and worked with the Cleveland Clinic on the forefront of brain trauma studies leading to more safety measures for boxers.

    "My father had a passion for boxing," his daughter Megan McCain said. "He loved it for the thrill of achievement, the nobility of struggle, and the dignity of men bloodied but unbowed. His love for boxing and his love for America had a lot in common. That's why he worked tirelessly to protect and elevate the sport - making it an arena of integrity for fans and fighters alike.

    "That's also why I am honored to join the USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame to accept their Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf."

    Foreman (pro: 76-5, 68 KOs, amateur: 22-4) was also a three-time World Heavyweight Champion as a pro, in addition to famously winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, as well as at the National AAU Championships. A resident of Houston, Texas, his victims included Frazier (twice), Ken Norton, Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Michael Moorer.

    Considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of all-time, Breland (pro: 35-3-1, 25 KOs), amateur: 110-1) was a gold medalist at the 1984 Olympic Games in Las Angeles and 1982 World Championships. The Brooklyn native was a two-time World Welterweight Champion as a pro. His most notable victories were versus Steve Little, Rafael Pineda and Lloyd Honeyghan.

    The late Frazier (pro: 32-4-1, 27 KOs, amateur: 38-2), representing Philadelphia, captured a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Japan and he was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion as a professional. Frazier's hit list included Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Ellis (twice), Bob Foster and Oscar Bonavena (twice).

    Mitchell has been in boxing for more than 60 years, first as a boxer, but he's much better known as a world-class boxing coach. He has been the boxing coach at N. Michigan University for decades, in addition to being head coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, and technical advisor for the 2004 and 2012 U.S. Olympic squads. He was selected as the 1994 USA Boxing Coach of the Year and among the 800-plus national amateur champions he has worked with are Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Vernon Forrest. He currently trains 2016 U.S. Olympian and world title contender Mikaela Mayer, who will be in attendance supporting her coach.

    A legend in Arkansas boxing, Rodgers has been an outstanding coach and extraordinary cut-man, who has been in the corner of world champions such as Wayne McCullough, Jermain Taylor, Iran Barkley and Tommy Morrison. Ray's decades of service through coaching and mentorship for the youth of Arkansas have established him as a role model and inspiration for amateur boxing coaches everywhere.

    "This year's USA Boxing Alumni Hall of Fame class, as well as Senator McCain, represent the very best of Olympic style boxing, both in and out of the ring,"commented Chris Cugliari, USA Boxing Alumni Association Executive Director. "Their decades worth of service representing themselves inspire us to give back and support current and future generations of champions. The USA Boxing Alumni Association looks forward to an exciting and memorable evening as we honor these champions of our sport."

    Confirmed special guests include 1988 Olympic gold medalist Andrew Maynard, three-time National AAU Coach of the Year (1972-76-77) Joe Clough, 1984 Olympic gold medalist Frank Tate and his brother Thomas, 1972 Olympian Tim Dement, 2002 National Golden Gloves champion Jaidon Codringtion, 1980 Olympic Qualifier Jackie Beard, 1981 Junior Olympics Glen Modicue, four-time National champion Eric Kelly, 1988 Eastern Olympic Qualifier champion John Scully, Obie Beard, Mark Lanton and the Stephens brothers - Donald, Anthony and Jerry.

    Alex Flores Looking Ahead to November 7th Return Headlining Roy Jones Jr. Boxing on UFC Fight Pass

    California heavyweight and former World Boxing Council (WBC) World Youth champion, Alex "The Great" Flores, will be looking ahead, not in the past, when he enters the ring November 7 against Mario "Chabelo" Heredia, headlining the latest instalment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®. to

    Flores vs. Heredia, promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports from Casino Del Sol's outdoor AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

    In his last fight this past December, the 29-year-old Flores (17-2-1, 15 KOs) lost a controversial fight to former world champion Joseph Parker in New Zealand, in which Parker struck Flores numerous times below the belt, leading to a knockout.

    "I feel good," Flores said during a break from training camp. "I'm focused and ready to step back in the ring. I'm over my last fight. The past is the past, I can't go back in time. I'm more than ready and excited to step back in the ring November 7th.

    "My main focus is to win and get momentum going again. I always work hard for every fight. The only thing I switched up was buy an iron groin protector (he joked)."

    Flores's opponent in the 10-round main event is former WBC FECOMBOX champion Heredia (16-7-1, 13 KOs), of Mexico, who only two fights ago upset former WBC heavyweight world champion and Nigerian Olympian Samuel Peter by split decision.

    "Heredia is a cool, humble guy but also a very tough opponent," knockout artist Flores added. "We were supposed to fight years ago, but it never happened. I'm preparing to beat him come November 7th and anticipating a victory with my hands raised in the air."

    Undefeated Mexican welterweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez (19-0, 15 KOs) battles tough Uzbekistan-native Ravshan Hudaynmazarov, who was the 2007 World Military Games champion, for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) United States Silver welterweight title in the eight-round, co-featured event.

    Undefeated California super middleweight Juan Jose "Just Business" Barajas (10-0, 7 KOs) makes his long awaited RJJ Boxing debut versus Phoenix boxer Fidel Hernandez (20-7-01, 11 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

    The UFC FIGHT PASS opener pits undefeated California super middleweight Juan Jose "Nazzy" Dominguez (11-1-1, 10 KOs) in his RJJ Boxing debut against Fidel Hernandez (20-7-1, 11 KOs), of Phoenix, in an eight-round bout.

    Dominguez' younger brother, welterweight Marcos "Nazzy" Dominguez (11-1-1, 10 KOs), will open the UFC FIGHT PASS live-steam versus unbeaten Tucson welterweight Christopher Gonzalez (5-0-1, 1KO) in yet another eight-round match.

    Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts are Tucson flyweight Briana "Amenaza" Sanchez (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Albuquerque, New Mexico's pro-debuting Amanda Borg, and Arizona super flyweight Edriech Rosa (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. TBA.

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    Midweek Mediawatch 6 Nov 2019

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    Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay about New Zealand on Air feeding the big public media policy debate - and discovering people still hate ads; a pair of (mostly) pointless interviews and a single startling speech.
              

    New Zealand makes 'zero carbon' target law

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    New Zealand's plan to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 became law on Thursday, when it cleared its final hurdle in parliament.
              

    Taroona Bromac set to sizzle

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    Inexperienced New Zealand-bred four-year-old Taroona Bromac is poised to press his claims for a start in the $200,000 Retravision Golden Nugget on December 13 by making a successful debut at Gloucester Park on Friday night by winning the Better Your Bet With TABtouch Pace....
              

    Ana Malak can overcome wide draw

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    Being the most inexperienced runner and drawing out wide at barrier No. 8 are not insurmountable problems for star New Zealand-bred five-year-old Ana Malak, who will be appearing at Gloucester Park for just the fourth time when he contests the Group 2 $50,000 J. P. Stratton Cup on Friday night....
              

    Shane Bond registers interest in England bowling coach vacancy

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    Sydney Thunder coach is currently working with New Zealand, but is wary of international 'grind'
              

    'Be aggressive and take wickets' - Trent Boult on his T20 gameplan

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    Seamer replaces Lockie Ferguson in New Zealand squad for final two T20Is
              

    Piracy will be Disney Plus's worst enemy at launch

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    The way we consume TV has changed so much in the last few years that we almost can't imagine a world without simulcasting. Imagine waiting a week, or a month, to find out who died last week in Game of Thrones, while having to navigate the nightmarish realm of Twitter spoilers and opinion pieces. It's a better age for TV viewers as a result: shows like Star Trek spin-off Picard launch on multiple platforms at once globally by companies that would otherwise compete domestically in the US, because some studios don't have a streaming presence in certain territories and rightly want people to see their shows on legal platforms. Disney Plus is a more complicated beast. It has no release date in most of Europe, but the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is locked to that platform. Outside of the US, Canada, and the Netherlands (Australia and New Zealand get the service a week later on November 19) there's no legal way to watch this ten-episode weekly show until Disney decides to release it. That is its prerogative, of course, and we'd speculate there are probably logistical and content-based reasons behind Disney Plus's delays in some territories, rather than this being a deliberate move to annoy hungry Star Wars fans. But it does make The Mandalorian a prime target for piracy, as well as the other Disney Plus big hitters arriving on November 12, like the live-action Lady and the Tramp movie. The fear of missing out is almost certainly going to be a huge motivator for people to steal this content, since they're being given no legal option to buy it. This is the sort of behavior that streaming services are designed to combat, rather than cause. Yet the regional restrictions won't stop everyone from talking about it next week - the demand will be too strong, and people will find a way. What else could Disney have actually done? There were other potential ways that Disney could've got The Mandalorian and its other exclusive content to people who have to wait for the service to launch. In the UK, at least, Disney already has a streaming service - DisneyLife, which hosts an array of Disney movies and Star Wars-related content for a reasonable £5 a month. It feels like a half-measure, without the breadth, promise and Simpsons episodes of Disney Plus, but it is somewhere that could've hosted The Mandalorian while the other service is being prepared (responses to customer queries have ruled that out). Likewise, Disney could've sold the show to local broadcasters, but then it would've lost the appeal of having a major exclusive when the service actually reached a point where it's ready to launch. It also could have soft-launched Disney Plus in Europe without the full breadth of things to come - but then it could've risked making a bad first impression with a potentially anemic library, when this is a fundamental piece of Disney's future that needs to succeed. It's a tricky scenario with no straightforward solution, then, but from the outside looking in, it's just kind of annoying. This is the age of the global launch, of midnight screenings, of digital pre-loading. Something as major as new Star Wars content having no release date in loads of countries is a weird anomaly in 2019. And the way this is going to play out isn't ideal for anyone, really: customers who want to spend money and watch The Mandalorian cannot do so, and Disney for its part can't take their money and satisfy demand. Does anyone actually win out of how this launch has been staggered? This feels like a situation that'll inevitably attract piracy. Excessive paid choices are likely to encourage piracy Staggered regional releases are one thing, but the longer term issue Disney faces is one that all streaming service providers will have to confront in the next few years. We've reported before on how a fragmented streaming market may lead to more illegal downloads, and now it's coming into focus how much US consumers will potentially need to pay to get the shows they want. HBO Max will cost $15 a month, the same as the existing HBO Now service. And even though Disney Plus is a very reasonable $7 a month, when you start totalling it with Netflix, Amazon, CBS All Access, Hulu, and more specialist streamers, the price escalates. Being able to see everything will be out of some users' price range. That's the reality we're entering. The market is unlikely to support all of those competitors, and eventually it'll likely even out to a more sensible number for US consumers to think about. Even the slightly disappointing launch of Apple TV Plus suggests you need more than a war chest of cash, big stars and a massive hardware user base to make a splash in this competitive era of TV. Disney Plus is a great bet to succeed in all of that - it's just a shame it couldn't make the maximum possible impact by launching everywhere in the world at once. But then again, The Mandalorian is just day one of Disney Plus. Loads of curious people will bite at launch, just to browse the library and see if this prized Star Wars series is worth the wait, or to watch a documentary series about Jeff Goldblum – check out the trailer above for that gem. By the time Disney Plus launches everywhere, though, we'll have a better idea of where it fits into the existing streaming landscape, and its original content will really be put to the test. It's just a shame that some of us have to wait, and that piracy is the inevitable result of that.
              

    HyperX Switches Now Shipping on Alloy Origins Keyboard in Australia and New Zealand

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    Sydney, Australia – Nov. 4, 2019 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced that HyperX keyboard switches and the HyperX Alloy Origins™ gaming keyboard are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The first HyperX keyboard switch released to the market is a linear HyperX Red mechanical switch, built for performance and longevity with a […]

    The post HyperX Switches Now Shipping on Alloy Origins Keyboard in Australia and New Zealand appeared first on Cleb's Tech.


              

    IRON MAIDEN Announces Spring/Summer 2020 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour Dates

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    British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have announced nearly three dozen shows for next spring and summer as part of their acclaimed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. After a six-date run in Australia and New Zealand in May, they will play in Japan and the Philippines, before traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv, Israel. MAIDEN will then return to Europe for a number of festival appearances and headlining shows in Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain. IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said in a statement: "We've had a fantastic time on the 'Legacy' tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal. The whole band has been having such fun, we're really excited to bring this production back out on the road next year." The concept for the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour was inspired by MAIDEN's mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity. MAIDEN's current set includes a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number, "Aces High". The plane is a 90-percent-sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941. MAIDEN's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprised 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that the group has already taken the "Legacy Of The Beast" show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe. The first leg of the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000-plus fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (U.K.) newspaper calling it "an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics… a masterclass in performance and staging." IRON MAIDEN's 2020 tour dates: May 01 - Perth, Australia, RAC Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 03 - Adelaide, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 05 - Brisbane, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 07 - Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 11 - Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 13 - Auckland, New Zealand, Spark Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 16 - Manila, Philippines, Pulp Summer Slam May 19 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM May 20 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM May 22 - Osaka, Japan, [venue to be confirmed] May 27 - Dubai, UAE, Coca-Cola Arena May 30 - Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomfield Stadium (w/ ORPHANED LAND) Jun. 5-7 - Tampere, Finland, Rockfest Jun. 09 - Bremen, Germany, Buergerweide (w/ DISTURBED & AIRBOURNE) Jun. 10 - Cologne, Germany, Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jun. 13 - Donington, UK, Download Festival Jun. 15 - Belfast, UK, Belsonic Festival Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting Jun. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell Jun. 23 - Berlin, Germany, Waldbuehne (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jun. 25 - Oslo, Norway, Tons Of Rock Jun. 27 - Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium (w/ ALTER BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE) Jun. 30 - St Petersburg, Russia, Ice Palace (w/ AIRBOURNE) Jul. 02 - Moscow, Russia, VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE) Jul. 05 - Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 07 - Prague, Czech Republic, Sinobo Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 09 - Weert, Holland, Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE) Jul. 11 - Paris, France, Paris La Defense Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & AVATAR) Jul. 16 - Wiener, Austria, Neustadt Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 18 - Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 20 - Bologna, Italy, Sonic Park (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 23 - Lisbon, Portugal, Estadio Nacional (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE) Jul. 25 - Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)

              

    Surprise Baby can join the millionaires club with win in 2019 Melbourne Cup

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    Bargain basement buy Surprise Baby has already repaid his owners over one hundred times his purchase price but a win in today’s Melbourne Cup will well and truly propel him into the millionaire category. Horsham trainer Paul Preusker recalls only having to pay $5000 for Surprise Bay in New Zealand and admits that the plane […]

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    Comment on Hey, Renwick says climate ‘could’ get hotter by Brett Keane

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    Sadly, Andy, we are reminded of the now mainly defunct or moribund blogs owned by marxo-warmistas of past decades. Our current trolls, and we've seen quite a few of them off, hew to the same old dried up decadent truth-twisting. Very boring. Meanwhile, research reveals new wonders of the Universe continually. Both Voyagers, sent out by a New Zealander, have now entered interstellar space and are still confounding old theories (see Tallblokes Blog). Those same craft once proved the Gravito-Thermal Effect, or the Ideal Gas Laws under gravities of spherical bodies. That is, that all trolls CAGW alarmism is FALSE. But of course, trollies seek out falsehood as if its foulness were sweet...... Brett
              

    China's gold-buying spree comes to an end after 10 months

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    If you believe that public reports tell the whole story.

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    By Ranjeetha Pakiam
    Bloomberg News
    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    China just hit the pause button on its gold-buying spree.

    The People's Bank of China kept holdings level 62.64 million ounces in October, unchanged from a month earlier, according to data on its website today. That holding pattern follows 10 straight months of accumulation that have boosted the nation's stockpile by more than 100 tons.

    Central-bank purchases have been an important feature of the global market this year, with official sector demand helping to support gold prices and offset a drop in demand from consumers. The backdrop to Beijing’s accumulation has been the nagging trade-war with the U.S., which has hurt growth. ...

    ... For the remainder of the report:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-07/china-hits-pause-butt...


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    Sonny Bill Williams joins Toronto Wolfpack on two-year deal

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    The 34-year-old was part of New Zealand’s squad at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
              

    Shane Bond interested in England fast bowling coach role

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    The former New Zealand paceman is temporarily taking the reins for his country’s last two Twenty20s against England.
              

    Complaint against Wairarapa police trying to drive me to suicide!

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    6 November 2019 New Zealand Police IPCA – independent haters of human sewage like me It is with terror and self-harm that I am writing yet another complaint I know will be ignored, as every other complaint I have ever made has been and things have only got worse with regard to my treatment by […]
              

    CRICKET: England lose third T20 match in New Zealand

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    TOM Banton and Lewis Gregory featured together for England in the third IT20 match against New Zealand, but the day did not end happily for the tourists as they fell 2-1 behind in the series.
              

    Episode 81: Ross McMains, New Zealand Basketball’s Offensive System

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    Ross McMains, New Zealand Basketball’s Offensive System

    Guest: Ross McMains, New Zealand National Team Assistant Coach 

     

    In this week’s coaching conversation, New Zealand national team assistant coach Ross McMains joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the offensive system New Zealand implemented during the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

     

    McMains, who has been in various roles in the G-League and NBA, is currently an assistant coach with the New Zealand national team as well as an assistant coach with Melbourne United in the Australian NBL.

     

    His coaching career in the NBA began as a special assistant – a role that saw him focus on player development – with the Sacramento Kings for the 2012–13 NBA season, before spending the next two seasons with Sacramento's D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.

     

    He returned to New Zealand in 2015 and was named assistant coach for the New Zealand Tall Blacks. He went on to win the NZNBL Coach of the Year as head coach of the Taranaki Mountainairs in 2016. From there, he returned to the United States and spent two seasons in the NBA G League as an assistant coach with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Westchester Knicks, before joining the New York Knicks for the 2018–19 season as a player development coach.

     

    Breakdown

    1:30 - Offensive Advantage Pie Chart

    3:30 - Dominos

    6:00 - Increasing recognitions

    9:00 - One of the Fastest Pace Teams

    13:00 - Buy-ins

    16:00 - Triggers

    19:00 - Progression on the Practice

    21:00 - Handoffs without Dribbles

    24:00 - Cross Angles

    28:00 - Process of Working Hard as a Coaching Staff

    32:00 - Handshake

    34:00 - Defining Shot Selection for Players

    36:00 - The coverage solutions

    40:00 - Measuring the Track of the Analytics

    43:30 - Evaluation in terms of the Analytics

    46:00 - Percentage Shots and Player Evaluation

    49:00 - Players Who are Hard on Themselves

    51:30 - Struggle of Traditional Bigs

    54:00 - Advantages

    56:00 - Melbourne United Basketball

    58:00 - Conclusion

     

    Ross McMains’ Bio

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_McMains

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rossmcmains 

      

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