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          US congressman charged over Aust shares      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
US congressman Christopher Collins, the biggest shareholder in listed Australia biotech firm Innate Immunotherapeutics, has been charged with insider trading. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.
          Flat Cat Rice Heat Cold Pack Microwavable - Neck Shoulder Microwave Heat Pack Cold Pack - Black White Mustard Yellow Concentric Circles #2 by MustHaveBeenTheCat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

46.00 AUD

All Australian orders will be shipped Express up until Christmas.

Please note that items bought now heading to the US or Canada might not make it in time for Christmas. I do offer a printable card that can be given to the recipient if it hasn't arrived.

A cute handmade Flat Cat rice pack that can be used as a heat pack or cold pack and is designed to drape around the neck but would also be great to lay across the forehead or over a shoulder or foot.

This cat is made from black, white, mustard brown and yellow concentric circle aboriginal print patterned cotton fabric and 100% wool felt facial features.

Made from cotton fabric and filled with rice these cute Flat Cats are approximately 20 inches or 51 cm x 3 inches or 8 cm and weigh around 350 gm filled.

For those outside Australia please check that you are able to import items containing rice into your country before purchase

These a very light and only take about 30 seconds to heat in the microwave, or store in a plastic bag in the freezer to use as a cold pack.

These are great for those with wheat allergies as they contain no wheat.

Please note colors can vary from monitor to monitor.

You can find more cute Flat Cat Heat Cold Packs in my shop:

          New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges - Wall Street Journal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          BPBD: Tak Ada Laporan Kerusakan Akibat Gempa 5,1 SR di Malang      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache, Jakarta - Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) Kabupaten Malang, Jawa Timur, tak menerima adanya laporan kerusakan akibat gempa bumi yang mengguncang wilayah tersebut. Gempa di Malang berkekuatan 5,1 Skala Richter terjadi, Rabu (8/8/2018) sekitar pukul 13.09 WIB.

Kepala BPBD Kabupaten Malang Bambang Istiawan mengatakan, sampai malam hari ini tak ada laporan masuk ke tim yang menyebutkan terjadi kerusakan akibat gempa Malang.

"Sampai malam ini saya masih di kantor, tak ada laporan sama sekali tentang kerusakan," kata Bambang dikonfirmasi di Malang.

Wilayah pesisir selatan Kabupaten Malang yang merupakan kawasan terdekat dengan titik pusat gempa juga sudah dipantau. Hasilnya, di Kecamatan Gedangan, Donomulyo, Sumbermanjing Wetan, Tirtoyudo tak ada kerusakan apapun.

"Artinya, kami sampai saat ini tak menemukan ada kerusakan. Apalagi memang tak ada gempa susulan berkekuatan besar," ujar Bambang.

Hasil analisis Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG), titik pusat gempa ada di koordinat 8,92 Lintang Selatan dan 112,41 Bujur Timur. Berjarak 88 kilometer selatan Kepanjen, Kabupaten Malang atau tepatnya berpusat di laut pada kedalaman 42 kilometer.


Penyebab Gempa

Kepala BMKG Karangkates, Malang, Musripan mengatakan, gempa di Malang hanya sekali yang guncangannya benar–benar terasa sangat signifikan.

"Kalau pun ada gempa susulan, itu hanya sekali dan tidak terasa," kata Musripan.

Gempa bumi berkedalaman dangkal itu diakibatkan aktivitas subduksi Lempeng Indo-Australia yang menyusup ke bawah Lempeng Eurasia. Gempa bumi ini dibangkitkan oleh deformasi batuan dengan mekanisme pergerakan jenis sesar naik (thrust fault).

Guncangan gempa di Malang itu dilaporkan tak hanya dirasakan masyarakat wilayah Malang dan sekitarnya. Tapi juga di Tretes, Tulungagung, Lumajang, Yogyakarta dan Kuta, Bali. BMKG juga memastikan gempa bumi itu tidak berpotensi tsunami.

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          Wednesday Morning Man: Chad Wingard!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This handsome stunner isChad Wingard who is an Australian rules footballer who currently plays for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League. Now 25, Chad was just a teenager when he made his pro debut for in 2012 for Port Adelaide.
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Ahhh I’m so exhausted 🐾🐾 . . . . #doglife #doggie #furbaby #fur #doggy #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofaustralia #dogsofinstagram #fluffy #fluffydog #whitedog #americaneskimo #americaneskimodog #americaneskimosofinstagram #japanesespitz #japanesespitzpuppy #japanesespitzinstagram #spitz #spitzlovers #keeshond #keeshondsofinstagram #kees #keeshondpuppy #ilovedogs #ilovemydog #wolfspitz #keeshondlove #keeshondoftheday
          Best ACD Movie Cameo – Ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The list of movies in which an Australian Cattle Dog appears is lengthy, and some of those roles have been iconic (say, “Dog” from Mad Max?), but in our opinion, the best role an ACD ever had in a movie was only a cameo that lasted for a split-second in pickup truck. If this sounds familiar, […]

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          #weirdo - m_c_bones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
😭😂weirdo Sophkid #australianshepherd #bordercollie #mixbreed #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #personality #weirdo #smile #bestfriend
          Property Management Software Market to 2025 By Leading Key Players - AppFolio, Buildium, Console Australia, Entrata, London Computer Systems, MRI Software, Property Boulevard, Qube Global Software, RealPage and TOPS Software      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) Property Management Software Market Property management software is a management system software that is used for easing management of personal properties and equipment which also includes maintenance, legalities and personnel all through a single software. Huge...
           Ruby Rose será Batwoman       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La actriz australiana comenzó a destacar al interpretar a Stella Carlin en 'Orange is the New Black
          HIGHLIGHT Co.Ltd      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Highlight Manufacturing Co., Ltd ( is the manufacturer for Electronics products, mainly in Security field such as shoplifting and public security products, our company produces EAS AM/EM/RF systems and all kinds of EAS accessories: RF/AM/EM hard tag,ink tag, bottle tag, soft tag, RF label, lanyard, EM strip, Detacher, optical tag, all kinds of pins, lock, ink tube, ferrite coil, CD safer, VCD safer, DVD safer ,Cassette safer, cigarette safer battery safer,cachou/chewing gum safer,and metal detector,and other security products, etc. More than 99% of our products are exported to all over the world: Europe, America Middle-east, Asia ,Africa and Australia., we sincerely hope to cooperate with you for a long-standing distributor relationship! Distributors are wanted at anytime for any of our security products.
          Papua New Guinea: Video Shows Police Brutality      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Video footage of a boy being beaten by police in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

© 2018 Private

(Sydney) – Papua New Guinean authorities should promptly conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the beating of a boy by police in Kimbe, West New Britain, that was captured on video and shared on social media, Human Rights Watch said today. The investigation should be capable not just of identifying the police responsible, but of prosecuting and punishing them.

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The graphic video shows two armed police officers hitting the naked boy with sticks, kicking him in the head, and dragging him along rocks on the ground. At one point, a police officer puts a gun to the boy’s head. The boy cries and pleads with the officers.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki said the incident occurred a week and a half ago, and that he has ordered a “full investigation into the incident.” Baki confirmed the officers responsible will be interviewed as part of the investigation and conceded that, “police brutality continues to be disregarded by a few officers.”

“Announcing an investigation into this shocking incident is the first step, but authorities should ensure that it is independent and transparent, and that police found responsible are prosecuted,” said Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch. “This is not just a few bad apples. Police abuse in Papua New Guinea is sadly widespread, and it will only end when abusive officers are held to account for their crimes.”

A spokesperson for the Papua New Guinea police reportedly said that the boy in the video was hospitalized but is now “OK” and has been released into his parents’ care. Human Rights Watch has been unable to confirm the location of the boy or his condition.

The Minister for Police Jelta Wong MP responded that, “the Commissioner has been tasked to provide answers and appropriate action against the perpetrators. Like all our leaders, I have seen this video and personally was sickened by the actions taken by the 2 members of the RPNGC [Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary].”

Papua New Guinea has a long history of police abuse, which continues with little accountability, even for fatalities and egregious physical abuse. In 2005 and 2006, Human Rights Watch documented widespread police violence, including brutal beatings, rape, and torture, against children in police custody. Beatings are so routine that police make little or no attempt to hide them, beating children in public. Police rarely provide medical care, even when victims are seriously injured.

In the past, public pressure over specific incidents of excessive use of force, has led the police to announce investigations into allegations of police violence, including the shooting of eight student protesters in 2016. But the findings of such investigations are rarely made public and officers have rarely, if ever, been convicted.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said she will raise the incident with Papua New Guinea’s foreign affairs minister, Rimbink Pato. Bishop said that the incident indicates that, “Australia should continue to maintain a presence there, assisting, advising, [and] supporting the PNG police and PNG government.”

Papua New Guinea is the largest per capita recipient of Australian development aid, with the Australian government providing $58.9 million over two years for the Australian Federal Police to provide assistance to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. This includes basing 73 Australian Federal Police personnel in Papua New Guinea.

“The Australian government should closely monitor all incidents of police violence and benchmark further assistance to law enforcement upon progress in holding the perpetrators of police abuse to account,” Pearson said. “Papua New Guinea authorities need to come clean about the results of previous investigations into excessive use of force, and ensure abusive officers are not simply quietly moved or dismissed but held to account for their actions.”

          Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
author: Sarah Marquis
name: Jackie
average rating: 4.10
book published: 2014
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date added: 2018/08/08
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          Nude Golf Event In Full Swing At Course In Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On a golf course in northern Australia, everything is swinging — because 30 players are in the nude.
          Two Piece Heart Keychain - Puzzle Keyrings - Personalised Puzzle Keychains - Jigsaw Puzzle Keychains by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

158.00 GBP

A handmade two piece heart as keychains, the puzzles are handmade by Gorjess Jewellery in Argentium silver, the keyring attachments are sterling silver.
The heart is approximately 2mm thick and up to about 2.5cm in length.

Please let me know which initials you would like during checkout, this listing is for 1 initial per puzzle, if you'd like more please let me know and I will adjust the price, I can fit up 3 initials on each puzzle.

I typically make these designs once the order has taken place, so if you have a deadline let me know before you purchase to see if I will be able to get them ready in time. Otherwise, please allow 1-3 weeks for them to be made and posted if we don't already have the design in stock.

For UK postage I will be using Special Delivery with Royal Mail, it is insured, trackable and signed for.

For EU, USA and Canada I will be using International Tracked and Signed, which includes insurance, signature upon receiving and is able to be tracked, except Australia which will be only be able to be tracked.

Argentium Silver
Argentium silver is brighter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling. It is the whitest of them all. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver. It is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to clean.

On UK items up to the value of £80 I will send with Signed for post which can take 1-5 working days, apart from highly personalised pendants which will still go with Special Delivery.

          Two Corner Puzzle Pendant Necklaces by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

88.00 GBP

Two Argentium Silver puzzle pendants, each handmade by Gorjess Jewellery. They are approximately 1.2mm thick and up to about 2.5cm in length. Each will come on an 18" Silver chain. if you'd like a 16" or 20" chain please leave a note during purchase.
If you'd like a chain longer than 20" please message me before buying so that I can adjust the cost.

The pendants can either fit each other or just be matching shapes, please specify when you order.

PLEASE NOTE - my items are usually made after they are ordered so please allow 1-3 weeks for something to be made and shipped, if you have a deadline please let me know before you buy and hopefully I'll be able to work to it!

If you write to me here on Etsy be sure to check back here for a reply if you haven't left your email address.

For UK postage I will be using Special Delivery with Royal Mail, it is insured, trackable and signed for.

For EU, USA and Canada I will be using International Tracked and Signed, which includes insurance, signature upon receiving and is able to be tracked, except Australia which will be only be able to be tracked.

Argentium Silver
Argentium silver is brighter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling. It is the whitest of them all. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver. It is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to clean.

On UK items up to the value of £80 I will send with Signed for post which can take 1-5 working days, apart from highly personalised pendants which will still go with Special Delivery.

          Fish Bones Silver Pendant Necklace by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 GBP

This pendant is handmade by me in Argentium Silver using tiny saws and files.
It is approximately 2cm long and 1.2mm thick. It will come on an 18" Sterling silver chain, if you'd like a 16" or 20" chain please leave a note during purchase.
If you'd like a chain longer than 20" please message me before buying so that I can adjust the cost.

I typically make these designs once the order has taken place, so if you have a deadline let me know before you purchase to see if I will be able to get them ready in time. Otherwise, please allow 1-3 weeks for them to be made and posted if we don't already have the design in stock.

For UK postage I will be using Special Delivery with Royal Mail, it is insured, trackable and signed for.

For everywhere else I will be using International Tracked and Signed, which includes insurance, signature upon receiving and is able to be tracked, except Australia which will be only be able to be tracked.

Argentium Silver
Argentium silver is brighter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling. It is the whitest of them all. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver. It is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to clean.

On UK items up to the value of £80 I will send with Signed for post which can take 1-5 working days, apart from highly personalised pendants which will still go with Special Delivery.

          8/9/2018: The Edit Page: Hugging the Happiness Curve      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A‘dead’ baby brought back to life — not with state-of-art technology, but a mother’s warm, loving hug. This could be straight out of a Bollywood film. But this heart-warming story is a fact. In 2010, Australian Katy Ogg gave birth to premature twins,...
          8/8/2018: ISSUES & IDEAS: Lessons from down under      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Malcolm Turnbull is attempting to do something unique in the annals of recent Australian history: actually finish out a term as prime minister. Turnbull is the country’s fourth prime minister in 11 years — fifth if you include Kevin Rudd, who had two...
          8/8/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Going private deal needs regulator look      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Arecently announced going private transaction by Perth Australia-based LeadFX Inc. presents the perfect opportunity for any regulator worth its salt to show that it is serious about protecting the rights of minority shareholders. On July 23, the...
          8/8/2018: SPORTS: USAIN BOLT AGREES TO SOCCER DEAL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist and the 100- and 200-metre...
          Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state / Corremos o risco de “parar todas as fábricas” e a Terra “continuar a aquecer”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
50 years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried.”

Jonathan Watts
Tue 7 Aug 2018 07.21 BST First published on Mon 6 Aug 2018 20.00 BST

Polar bears on sea ice: the loss of the Greenland ice sheet could disrupt the Gulf Stream, which would in turn raise sea levels and accelerate Antarctic ice loss. Photograph: Paul Goldstein/Cover Images
A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile, a group of leading climate scientists has warned.

This grim prospect is sketched out in a journal paper that considers the combined consequences of 10 climate change processes, including the release of methane trapped in Siberian permafrost and the impact of melting ice in Greenland on the Antarctic.

The authors of the essay, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stress their analysis is not conclusive, but warn the Paris commitment to keep warming at 2C above pre-industrial levels may not be enough to “park” the planet’s climate at a stable temperature.

They warn that the hothouse trajectory “would almost certainly flood deltaic environments, increase the risk of damage from coastal storms, and eliminate coral reefs (and all of the benefits that they provide for societies) by the end of this century or earlier.”

 Fifty years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried
Johan Rockström, executive ​director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

“I do hope we are wrong, but as scientists we have a responsibility to explore whether this is real,” said Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. “We need to know now. It’s so urgent. This is one of the most existential questions in science.”

Rockström and his co-authors are among the world’s leading authorities on positive feedback loops, by which warming temperatures release new sources of greenhouse gases or destroy the Earth’s ability to absorb carbon or reflect heat.

Their new paper asks whether the planet’s temperature can stabilise at 2C or whether it will gravitate towards a more extreme state. The authors attempt to assess whether warming can be halted or whether it will tip towards a “hothouse” world that is 4C warmer than pre-industrial times and far less supportive of human life.

Katherine Richardson from the University of Copenhagen, one of the authors, said the paper showed that climate action was not just a case of turning the knob on emissions, but of understanding how various factors interact at a global level.

“We note that the Earth has never in its history had a quasi-stable state that is around 2C warmer than the preindustrial and suggest that there is substantial risk that the system, itself, will ‘want’ to continue warming because of all of these other processes – even if we stop emissions,” she said. “This implies not only reducing emissions but much more.”

New feedback loops are still being discovered. A separate paper published in PNAS reveals that increased rainfall – a symptom of climate change in some regions - is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases such as methane.

Previous studies have shown that weakening carbon sinks will add 0.25C, forest dieback will add 0.11C, permafrost thaw will add 0.9C and increased bacterial respiration will add 0.02C. The authors of the new paper also look at the loss of methane hydrates from the ocean floor and the reduction of snow and ice cover at the poles.

Rockström says there are huge gaps in data and knowledge about how one process might amplify another. Contrary to the Gaia theory, which suggests the Earth has a self-righting tendency, he says the feedbacks could push the planet to a more extreme state.

As an example, the authors say the loss of Greenland ice could disrupt the Gulf Stream ocean current, which would raise sea levels and accumulate heat in the Southern Ocean, which would in turn accelerate ice loss from the east Antarctic. Concerns about this possibility were heightened earlier this year by reports that the Gulf Stream was at its weakest level in 1,600 years.

Currently, global average temperatures are just over 1C above pre-industrial levels and rising at 0.17C per decade. The Paris climate agreement set actions to keep warming limited to 1.5C-2C by the end of the century, but the authors warn more drastic action may be necessary.

“The heatwave we now have in Europe is not something that was expected with just 1C of warming,” Rockström said. “Several positive feedback loops are already in operation, but they are still weak. We need studies to show when they might cause a runaway effect.

Another climate scientist – who was not involved in the paper – emphasised the document aimed to raise questions rather than prove a theory. “It’s rather selective, but not outlandish,” said Prof Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute. “Threshold and tipping points have been discussed previously, but to state that 2C is a threshold we can’t pull back from is new, I think. I’m not sure what ‘evidence’ there is for this – or indeed whether there can be until we experience it.”

Rockström said the question needed asking. “We could end up delivering the Paris agreement and keep to 2C of warming, but then face an ugly surprise if the system starts to slip away,” he said. “We don’t say this will definitely happen. We just list all the disruptive events and come up with plausible occurrences … 50 years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried.”

“In the context of the summer of 2018, this is definitely not a case of crying wolf, raising a false alarm: the wolves are now in sight,” said Dr Phil Williamson, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia. “The authors argue that we need to be much more proactive in that regard, not just ending greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible, but also building resilience in the context of complex Earth system processes that we might not fully understand until it is too late.”


Corremos o risco de “parar todas as fábricas” e a Terra “continuar a aquecer”

Ainda vamos a tempo de travar o aquecimento global? Ou teremos de nos adaptar a um planeta cada vez mais quente? Um estudo mostra por que estamos muito perto de ultrapassar um ponto de não retorno.

 Nicolau Ferreira
NICOLAU FERREIRA 7 de Agosto de 2018, 7:00

Desde 1980, a temperatura média da Terra subiu cerca de um grau Celsius por causa do aumento da concentração de dióxido de carbono (CO2) na atmosfera, lançado na queima de combustíveis fósseis. O Acordo de Paris de 2015 foi a mais recente tentativa de travar esta escalada. Os países que ratificarem o acordo comprometem-se a reduzir as emissões de CO2 a partir de 2020 para que o aquecimento global não atinja os dois graus e, preferencialmente, se mantenha abaixo dos 1,5 graus.

A esperança é que assim se impeça os piores cenários, em que a temperatura média suba cinco ou seis graus e a Terra se torne uma verdadeira estufa, com desertos e savanas em vez de florestas, fenómenos meteorológicos extremos, e um nível médio do nível do mar que faria desaparecer muitas regiões costeiras, incluindo a zona ribeirinha de Lisboa. Mas há um risco de que os dois graus já não cheguem para evitar esse cenário catastrófico, revela um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica PNAS.

Esse risco está ligado à complexidade de vários sistemas terrestres que se influenciam entre si e têm impacto nas alterações climáticas como as calotas polares, as correntes oceânicas, o solo gelado das regiões boreais (permafrost), as florestas e a respiração das bactérias. Para já, estes sistemas ajudam a travar o aquecimento global, mas o aumento da temperatura da Terra acabará por inverter essa função.

“O nosso artigo é a primeira tentativa de resumir o risco dos sistemas da Terra ultrapassarem um ponto de não retorno”, explica ao PÚBLICO Johan Rockström, director-executivo do Centro de Resiliência de Estocolmo e um dos vários autores do artigo, que é assinado também por Will Steffen, que pertence ao mesmo centro e à Universidade Nacional Australiana e Katherine Richardson, do Centro de Ciência Sustentável da Universidade de Copenhaga. “Ou seja, mostra o risco de perdermos a resiliência da Terra, e de ela passar de um mitigador do aquecimento global, como acontece actualmente, para um agente activo do aquecimento global. Há cada vez mais dados científicos que mostram que se atingirmos um aumento de dois graus da temperatura média da Terra podemos ter atravessado esse ponto de não retorno. Mais cedo do que tínhamos pensado.”

O CO2 tem a capacidade de absorver a energia irradiada da superfície terrestre, que por sua vez recebe o calor do Sol. Quanto mais CO2 existe na atmosfera, mais calor é retido, provocando o efeito de estufa. Há outros gases que também retêm calor, como o metano, mas a quantidade de CO2 que existe e que é emitido para a atmosfera, e o tempo de vida de cada molécula de CO2 no ar, faz deste o mais importante gás neste processo.

Desde a década de 1980, quando a expressão “efeito de estufa” ficou conhecida, que os líderes dos países têm vindo a adiar uma política efectiva para travar a nível mundial as emissões de CO2. O resultado não poderia ter sido outro: entre o final daquela década e 2018, a concentração do CO2 na atmosfera subiu de 350 para mais de 400 partes por milhão (ppm).

Poderia pensar-se que, parando já as emissões de CO2, o aumento da temperatura seria travado. Mas o artigo desconstrói esta ideia explicando que a realidade é mais complexa. O aumento da temperatura tem consequências, uma das mais imediatas é o derretimento do gelo no Pólo Norte. Esse derretimento faz com que haja mais luz a atingir o oceano, aquecendo ainda mais aquela região do globo. Por outro lado, este processo pode fazer desacelerar a corrente oceânica do Atlântico que leva a água aquecida nos trópicos para o Norte. E estima-se que esta desaceleração da corrente tenha impacto até na Antárctica, já que se armazenaria aí mais água quente, o que iria acelerar o derretimento do seu gelo.

Aquele é apenas um exemplo das ligações que os processos têm entre si e do encadeamento dos fenómenos. O problema é que a partir de uma certa temperatura, um dado processo deixa de ser reversível. Hoje, é possível que já não se consiga impedir o desaparecimento do gelo da Gronelândia, que, uma vez derretido, aumentará o nível médio do mar em sete metros de altura.

No artigo, os autores definiram quando um processo deixa de ser reversível de acordo com o aumento de temperatura. Tal como o derretimento da Gronelândia, estima-se que o branqueamento dos corais dos trópicos e o derretimento do gelo da região Oeste da Antárctica sejam irreversíveis se a temperatura aumentar entre um e três graus. Já o desaparecimento da floresta amazónica poderá acontecer quando a temperatura subir entre três e cinco graus. Acima dos cinco graus, os solos gelados do Norte da Europa e da América do Norte vão derreter-se e todo o material biológico conservado vai apodrecer, libertando toneladas de CO2 e metano.

O grande receio é que, mesmo que se consiga travar as emissões nos dois graus, alguns daqueles fenómenos já não sejam reversíveis e façam aumentar a temperatura, desencadeando um efeito dominó. A única forma de tentar impedir isso é “descarbonizar imediatamente o sistema mundial de energia, e alcançarmos um mundo livre de combustíveis fósseis o mais tardar em 2040-2050”, diz-nos Johan Rockström.

Se falharmos, a humanidade será testemunha de um processo de séculos que tornará a Terra numa estufa. “Iríamos com certeza tentar adaptar-nos à viagem da Terra a transformar-se numa estufa, mas seria provavelmente um mundo muito diferente – sem pessoas a viver nos trópicos, com uma concentração de pessoas no Árctico e na Antárctica, com formas completamente diferentes de gerar alimento, com escassez de água e uma normalização dos fenómenos extremos”, resume o cientista.

 “Acho muito difícil conseguirmos limitar [os efeitos do aquecimento global], é preciso uma descarbonização da sociedade que não vejo acontecer nas próximas duas décadas”, diz, por sua vez, o climatologista Ricardo Trigo, investigador na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, que não fez parte do artigo, mas que o elogia: “Está muito bem esgalhado, sumariza uma data de informação que já se conhecia mas que não estava arrumada de uma forma tão explícita.”

O cientista português diz estar mais pessimista com a situação da Terra hoje do que no passado e acredita que o calor intenso dos últimos dias é mais um sintoma das alterações climáticas, tal como se comprovou com a onda de calor de Junho de 2017, responsável pelo incêndio de Pedrógão Grande. “Foi a onda de calor mais intensa em Junho no Sul da Europa”, lembra, adiantando que o preocupante é ver que os efeitos das alterações climáticas surgiram muito mais cedo do que se esperava. E resume o teor do artigo da PNAS numa frase: “Podemos parar todas as fábricas e isto continuar a aquecer.”

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The Uninhabitable Earth
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By David Wallace-Wells

In the jungles of Costa Rica, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out. Fossils by Heartless Machine
July 9, 2017

I. ‘Doomsday’
Peering beyond scientific reticence.

It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.

Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century.

Even when we train our eyes on climate change, we are unable to comprehend its scope. This past winter, a string of days 60 and 70 degrees warmer than normal baked the North Pole, melting the permafrost that encased Norway’s Svalbard seed vault — a global food bank nicknamed “Doomsday,” designed to ensure that our agriculture survives any catastrophe, and which appeared to have been flooded by climate change less than ten years after being built.

The Doomsday vault is fine, for now: The structure has been secured and the seeds are safe. But treating the episode as a parable of impending flooding missed the more important news. Until recently, permafrost was not a major concern of climate scientists, because, as the name suggests, it was soil that stayed permanently frozen. But Arctic permafrost contains 1.8 trillion tons of carbon, more than twice as much as is currently suspended in the Earth’s atmosphere. When it thaws and is released, that carbon may evaporate as methane, which is 34 times as powerful a greenhouse-gas warming blanket as carbon dioxide when judged on the timescale of a century; when judged on the timescale of two decades, it is 86 times as powerful. In other words, we have, trapped in Arctic permafrost, twice as much carbon as is currently wrecking the atmosphere of the planet, all of it scheduled to be released at a date that keeps getting moved up, partially in the form of a gas that multiplies its warming power 86 times over.

Maybe you know that already — there are alarming stories in the news every day, like those, last month, that seemed to suggest satellite data showed the globe warming since 1998 more than twice as fast as scientists had thought (in fact, the underlying story was considerably less alarming than the headlines). Or the news from Antarctica this past May, when a crack in an ice shelf grew 11 miles in six days, then kept going; the break now has just three miles to go — by the time you read this, it may already have met the open water, where it will drop into the sea one of the biggest icebergs ever, a process known poetically as “calving.”

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But no matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough. Over the past decades, our culture has gone apocalyptic with zombie movies and Mad Max dystopias, perhaps the collective result of displaced climate anxiety, and yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination. The reasons for that are many: the timid language of scientific probabilities, which the climatologist James Hansen once called “scientific reticence” in a paper chastising scientists for editing their own observations so conscientiously that they failed to communicate how dire the threat really was; the fact that the country is dominated by a group of technocrats who believe any problem can be solved and an opposing culture that doesn’t even see warming as a problem worth addressing; the way that climate denialism has made scientists even more cautious in offering speculative warnings; the simple speed of change and, also, its slowness, such that we are only seeing effects now of warming from decades past; our uncertainty about uncertainty, which the climate writer Naomi Oreskes in particular has suggested stops us from preparing as though anything worse than a median outcome were even possible; the way we assume climate change will hit hardest elsewhere, not everywhere; the smallness (two degrees) and largeness (1.8 trillion tons) and abstractness (400 parts per million) of the numbers; the discomfort of considering a problem that is very difficult, if not impossible, to solve; the altogether incomprehensible scale of that problem, which amounts to the prospect of our own annihilation; simple fear. But aversion arising from fear is a form of denial, too.

In between scientific reticence and science fiction is science itself. This article is the result of dozens of interviews and exchanges with climatologists and researchers in related fields and reflects hundreds of scientific papers on the subject of climate change. What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response. Instead, it is a portrait of our best understanding of where the planet is heading absent aggressive action. It is unlikely that all of these warming scenarios will be fully realized, largely because the devastation along the way will shake our complacency. But those scenarios, and not the present climate, are the baseline. In fact, they are our schedule.

The present tense of climate change — the destruction we’ve already baked into our future — is horrifying enough. Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade. Two degrees of warming used to be considered the threshold of catastrophe: tens of millions of climate refugees unleashed upon an unprepared world. Now two degrees is our goal, per the Paris climate accords, and experts give us only slim odds of hitting it. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues serial reports, often called the “gold standard” of climate research; the most recent one projects us to hit four degrees of warming by the beginning of the next century, should we stay the present course. But that’s just a median projection. The upper end of the probability curve runs as high as eight degrees — and the authors still haven’t figured out how to deal with that permafrost melt. The IPCC reports also don’t fully account for the albedo effect (less ice means less reflected and more absorbed sunlight, hence more warming); more cloud cover (which traps heat); or the dieback of forests and other flora (which extract carbon from the atmosphere). Each of these promises to accelerate warming, and the history of the planet shows that temperature can shift as much as five degrees Celsius within thirteen years. The last time the planet was even four degrees warmer, Peter Brannen points out in The Ends of the World, his new history of the planet’s major extinction events, the oceans were hundreds of feet higher.*

The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions before the one we are living through now, each so complete a slate-wiping of the evolutionary record it functioned as a resetting of the planetary clock, and many climate scientists will tell you they are the best analog for the ecological future we are diving headlong into. Unless you are a teenager, you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster. The rate is accelerating. This is what Stephen Hawking had in mind when he said, this spring, that the species needs to colonize other planets in the next century to survive, and what drove Elon Musk, last month, to unveil his plans to build a Mars habitat in 40 to 100 years. These are nonspecialists, of course, and probably as inclined to irrational panic as you or I. But the many sober-minded scientists I interviewed over the past several months — the most credentialed and tenured in the field, few of them inclined to alarmism and many advisers to the IPCC who nevertheless criticize its conservatism — have quietly reached an apocalyptic conclusion, too: No plausible program of emissions reductions alone can prevent climate disaster.

Over the past few decades, the term “Anthropocene” has climbed out of academic discourse and into the popular imagination — a name given to the geologic era we live in now, and a way to signal that it is a new era, defined on the wall chart of deep history by human intervention. One problem with the term is that it implies a conquest of nature (and even echoes the biblical “dominion”). And however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. That is what Wallace Smith Broecker, the avuncular oceanographer who coined the term “global warming,” means when he calls the planet an “angry beast.” You could also go with “war machine.” Each day we arm it more.

II. Heat Death
The bahraining of New York.

In the sugar­cane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. Photo: Heartless Machine
Humans, like all mammals, are heat engines; surviving means having to continually cool off, like panting dogs. For that, the temperature needs to be low enough for the air to act as a kind of refrigerant, drawing heat off the skin so the engine can keep pumping. At seven degrees of warming, that would become impossible for large portions of the planet’s equatorial band, and especially the tropics, where humidity adds to the problem; in the jungles of Costa Rica, for instance, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out.

Climate-change skeptics point out that the planet has warmed and cooled many times before, but the climate window that has allowed for human life is very narrow, even by the standards of planetary history. At 11 or 12 degrees of warming, more than half the world’s population, as distributed today, would die of direct heat. Things almost certainly won’t get that hot this century, though models of unabated emissions do bring us that far eventually. This century, and especially in the tropics, the pain points will pinch much more quickly even than an increase of seven degrees. The key factor is something called wet-bulb temperature, which is a term of measurement as home-laboratory-kit as it sounds: the heat registered on a thermometer wrapped in a damp sock as it’s swung around in the air (since the moisture evaporates from a sock more quickly in dry air, this single number reflects both heat and humidity). At present, most regions reach a wet-bulb maximum of 26 or 27 degrees Celsius; the true red line for habitability is 35 degrees. What is called heat stress comes much sooner.

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Actually, we’re about there already. Since 1980, the planet has experienced a 50-fold increase in the number of places experiencing dangerous or extreme heat; a bigger increase is to come. The five warmest summers in Europe since 1500 have all occurred since 2002, and soon, the IPCC warns, simply being outdoors that time of year will be unhealthy for much of the globe. Even if we meet the Paris goals of two degrees warming, cities like Karachi and Kolkata will become close to uninhabitable, annually encountering deadly heat waves like those that crippled them in 2015. At four degrees, the deadly European heat wave of 2003, which killed as many as 2,000 people a day, will be a normal summer. At six, according to an assessment focused only on effects within the U.S. from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, summer labor of any kind would become impossible in the lower Mississippi Valley, and everybody in the country east of the Rockies would be under more heat stress than anyone, anywhere, in the world today. As Joseph Romm has put it in his authoritative primer Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, heat stress in New York City would exceed that of present-day Bahrain, one of the planet’s hottest spots, and the temperature in Bahrain “would induce hyperthermia in even sleeping humans.” The high-end IPCC estimate, remember, is two degrees warmer still. By the end of the century, the World Bank has estimated, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Air-conditioning can help but will ultimately only add to the carbon problem; plus, the climate-controlled malls of the Arab emirates aside, it is not remotely plausible to wholesale air-condition all the hottest parts of the world, many of them also the poorest. And indeed, the crisis will be most dramatic across the Middle East and Persian Gulf, where in 2015 the heat index registered temperatures as high as 163 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as several decades from now, the hajj will become physically impossible for the 2 million Muslims who make the pilgrimage each year.

It is not just the hajj, and it is not just Mecca; heat is already killing us. In the sugarcane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, including over a quarter of the men, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest as recently as two decades ago. With dialysis, which is expensive, those with kidney failure can expect to live five years; without it, life expectancy is in the weeks. Of course, heat stress promises to pummel us in places other than our kidneys, too. As I type that sentence, in the California desert in mid-June, it is 121 degrees outside my door. It is not a record high.

III. The End of Food
Praying for cornfields in the tundra.

Climates differ and plants vary, but the basic rule for staple cereal crops grown at optimal temperature is that for every degree of warming, yields decline by 10 percent. Some estimates run as high as 15 or even 17 percent. Which means that if the planet is five degrees warmer at the end of the century, we may have as many as 50 percent more people to feed and 50 percent less grain to give them. And proteins are worse: It takes 16 calories of grain to produce just a single calorie of hamburger meat, butchered from a cow that spent its life polluting the climate with methane farts.

Pollyannaish plant physiologists will point out that the cereal-crop math applies only to those regions already at peak growing temperature, and they are right — theoretically, a warmer climate will make it easier to grow corn in Greenland. But as the pathbreaking work by Rosamond Naylor and David Battisti has shown, the tropics are already too hot to efficiently grow grain, and those places where grain is produced today are already at optimal growing temperature — which means even a small warming will push them down the slope of declining productivity. And you can’t easily move croplands north a few hundred miles, because yields in places like remote Canada and Russia are limited by the quality of soil there; it takes many centuries for the planet to produce optimally fertile dirt.

Drought might be an even bigger problem than heat, with some of the world’s most arable land turning quickly to desert. Precipitation is notoriously hard to model, yet predictions for later this century are basically unanimous: unprecedented droughts nearly everywhere food is today produced. By 2080, without dramatic reductions in emissions, southern Europe will be in permanent extreme drought, much worse than the American dust bowl ever was. The same will be true in Iraq and Syria and much of the rest of the Middle East; some of the most densely populated parts of Australia, Africa, and South America; and the breadbasket regions of China. None of these places, which today supply much of the world’s food, will be reliable sources of any. As for the original dust bowl: The droughts in the American plains and Southwest would not just be worse than in the 1930s, a 2015 NASA study predicted, but worse than any droughts in a thousand years — and that includes those that struck between 1100 and 1300, which “dried up all the rivers East of the Sierra Nevada mountains” and may have been responsible for the death of the Anasazi civilization.

Remember, we do not live in a world without hunger as it is. Far from it: Most estimates put the number of undernourished at 800 million globally. In case you haven’t heard, this spring has already brought an unprecedented quadruple famine to Africa and the Middle East; the U.N. has warned that separate starvation events in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen could kill 20 million this year alone.

IV. Climate Plagues
What happens when the bubonic ice melts?

Rock, in the right spot, is a record of planetary history, eras as long as millions of years flattened by the forces of geological time into strata with amplitudes of just inches, or just an inch, or even less. Ice works that way, too, as a climate ledger, but it is also frozen history, some of which can be reanimated when unfrozen. There are now, trapped in Arctic ice, diseases that have not circulated in the air for millions of years — in some cases, since before humans were around to encounter them. Which means our immune systems would have no idea how to fight back when those prehistoric plagues emerge from the ice.

The Arctic also stores terrifying bugs from more recent times. In Alaska, already, researchers have discovered remnants of the 1918 flu that infected as many as 500 million and killed as many as 100 million — about 5 percent of the world’s population and almost six times as many as had died in the world war for which the pandemic served as a kind of gruesome capstone. As the BBC reported in May, scientists suspect smallpox and the bubonic plague are trapped in Siberian ice, too — an abridged history of devastating human sickness, left out like egg salad in the Arctic sun.

Experts caution that many of these organisms won’t actually survive the thaw and point to the fastidious lab conditions under which they have already reanimated several of them — the 32,000-year-old “extremophile” bacteria revived in 2005, an 8 million-year-old bug brought back to life in 2007, the 3.5 million–year–old one a Russian scientist self-injected just out of curiosity — to suggest that those are necessary conditions for the return of such ancient plagues. But already last year, a boy was killed and 20 others infected by anthrax released when retreating permafrost exposed the frozen carcass of a reindeer killed by the bacteria at least 75 years earlier; 2,000 present-day reindeer were infected, too, carrying and spreading the disease beyond the tundra.

What concerns epidemiologists more than ancient diseases are existing scourges relocated, rewired, or even re-evolved by warming. The first effect is geographical. Before the early-modern period, when adventuring sailboats accelerated the mixing of peoples and their bugs, human provinciality was a guard against pandemic. Today, even with globalization and the enormous intermingling of human populations, our ecosystems are mostly stable, and this functions as another limit, but global warming will scramble those ecosystems and help disease trespass those limits as surely as Cortés did. You don’t worry much about dengue or malaria if you are living in Maine or France. But as the tropics creep northward and mosquitoes migrate with them, you will. You didn’t much worry about Zika a couple of years ago, either.

As it happens, Zika may also be a good model of the second worrying effect — disease mutation. One reason you hadn’t heard about Zika until recently is that it had been trapped in Uganda; another is that it did not, until recently, appear to cause birth defects. Scientists still don’t entirely understand what happened, or what they missed. But there are things we do know for sure about how climate affects some diseases: Malaria, for instance, thrives in hotter regions not just because the mosquitoes that carry it do, too, but because for every degree increase in temperature, the parasite reproduces ten times faster. Which is one reason that the World Bank estimates that by 2050, 5.2 billion people will be reckoning with it.

V. Unbreathable Air
A rolling death smog that suffocates millions.

By the end of the century, the coolest months in tropical South America, Africa, and the Pacific are likely to be warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. Photo: Heartless Machine
Our lungs need oxygen, but that is only a fraction of what we breathe. The fraction of carbon dioxide is growing: It just crossed 400 parts per million, and high-end estimates extrapolating from current trends suggest it will hit 1,000 ppm by 2100. At that concentration, compared to the air we breathe now, human cognitive ability declines by 21 percent.

Other stuff in the hotter air is even scarier, with small increases in pollution capable of shortening life spans by ten years. The warmer the planet gets, the more ozone forms, and by mid-century, Americans will likely suffer a 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone smog, the National Center for Atmospheric Research has projected. By 2090, as many as 2 billion people globally will be breathing air above the WHO “safe” level; one paper last month showed that, among other effects, a pregnant mother’s exposure to ozone raises the child’s risk of autism (as much as tenfold, combined with other environmental factors). Which does make you think again about the autism epidemic in West Hollywood.

Already, more than 10,000 people die each day from the small particles emitted from fossil-fuel burning; each year, 339,000 people die from wildfire smoke, in part because climate change has extended forest-fire season (in the U.S., it’s increased by 78 days since 1970). By 2050, according to the U.S. Forest Service, wildfires will be twice as destructive as they are today; in some places, the area burned could grow fivefold. What worries people even more is the effect that would have on emissions, especially when the fires ravage forests arising out of peat. Peatland fires in Indonesia in 1997, for instance, added to the global CO2 release by up to 40 percent, and more burning only means more warming only means more burning. There is also the terrifying possibility that rain forests like the Amazon, which in 2010 suffered its second “hundred-year drought” in the space of five years, could dry out enough to become vulnerable to these kinds of devastating, rolling forest fires — which would not only expel enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere but also shrink the size of the forest. That is especially bad because the Amazon alone provides 20 percent of our oxygen.

Then there are the more familiar forms of pollution. In 2013, melting Arctic ice remodeled Asian weather patterns, depriving industrial China of the natural ventilation systems it had come to depend on, which blanketed much of the country’s north in an unbreathable smog. Literally unbreathable. A metric called the Air Quality Index categorizes the risks and tops out at the 301-to-500 range, warning of “serious aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly” and, for all others, “serious risk of respiratory effects”; at that level, “everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion.” The Chinese “airpocalypse” of 2013 peaked at what would have been an Air Quality Index of over 800. That year, smog was responsible for a third of all deaths in the country.

VI. Perpetual War
The violence baked into heat.

Climatologists are very careful when talking about Syria. They want you to know that while climate change did produce a drought that contributed to civil war, it is not exactly fair to saythat the conflict is the result of warming; next door, for instance, Lebanon suffered the same crop failures. But researchers like Marshall Burke and Solomon Hsiang have managed to quantify some of the non-obvious relationships between temperature and violence: For every half-degree of warming, they say, societies will see between a 10 and 20 percent increase in the likelihood of armed conflict. In climate science, nothing is simple, but the arithmetic is harrowing: A planet five degrees warmer would have at least half again as many wars as we do today. Overall, social conflict could more than double this century.

This is one reason that, as nearly every climate scientist I spoke to pointed out, the U.S. military is obsessed with climate change: The drowning of all American Navy bases by sea-level rise is trouble enough, but being the world’s policeman is quite a bit harder when the crime rate doubles. Of course, it’s not just Syria where climate has contributed to conflict. Some speculate that the elevated level of strife across the Middle East over the past generation reflects the pressures of global warming — a hypothesis all the more cruel considering that warming began accelerating when the industrialized world extracted and then burned the region’s oil.

What accounts for the relationship between climate and conflict? Some of it comes down to agriculture and economics; a lot has to do with forced migration, already at a record high, with at least 65 million displaced people wandering the planet right now. But there is also the simple fact of individual irritability. Heat increases municipal crime rates, and swearing on social media, and the likelihood that a major-league pitcher, coming to the mound after his teammate has been hit by a pitch, will hit an opposing batter in retaliation. And the arrival of air-conditioning in the developed world, in the middle of the past century, did little to solve the problem of the summer crime wave.

VII. Permanent Economic Collapse
Dismal capitalism in a half-poorer world.

The murmuring mantra of global neoliberalism, which prevailed between the end of the Cold War and the onset of the Great Recession, is that economic growth would save us from anything and everything.
But in the aftermath of the 2008 crash, a growing number of historians studying what they call “fossil capitalism” have begun to suggest that the entire history of swift economic growth, which began somewhat suddenly in the 18th century, is not the result of innovation or trade or the dynamics of global capitalism but simply our discovery of fossil fuels and all their raw power — a onetime injection of new “value” into a system that had previously been characterized by global subsistence living. Before fossil fuels, nobody lived better than their parents or grandparents or ancestors from 500 years before, except in the immediate aftermath of a great plague like the Black Death, which allowed the lucky survivors to gobble up the resources liberated by mass graves. After we’ve burned all the fossil fuels, these scholars suggest, perhaps we will return to a “steady state” global economy. Of course, that onetime injection has a devastating long-term cost: climate change.

The most exciting research on the economics of warming has also come from Hsiang and his colleagues, who are not historians of fossil capitalism but who offer some very bleak analysis of their own: Every degree Celsius of warming costs, on average, 1.2 percent of GDP (an enormous number, considering we count growth in the low single digits as “strong”). This is the sterling work in the field, and their median projection is for a 23 percent loss in per capita earning globally by the end of this century (resulting from changes in agriculture, crime, storms, energy, mortality, and labor).
Tracing the shape of the probability curve is even scarier: There is a 12 percent chance that climate change will reduce global output by more than 50 percent by 2100, they say, and a 51 percent chance that it lowers per capita GDP by 20 percent or more by then, unless emissions decline. By comparison, the Great Recession lowered global GDP by about 6 percent, in a onetime shock; Hsiang and his colleagues estimate a one-in-eight chance of an ongoing and irreversible effect by the end of the century that is eight times worse.

The scale of that economic devastation is hard to comprehend, but you can start by imagining what the world would look like today with an economy half as big, which would produce only half as much value, generating only half as much to offer the workers of the world. It makes the grounding of flights out of heat-stricken Phoenix last month seem like pathetically small economic potatoes. And, among other things, it makes the idea of postponing government action on reducing emissions and relying solely on growth and technology to solve the problem an absurd business calculation.
Every round-trip ticket on flights from New York to London, keep in mind, costs the Arctic three more square meters of ice.

VIII. Poisoned Oceans
Sulfide burps off the skeleton coast.

That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, ports, navy bases, farmlands, fisheries, river deltas, marshlands, and rice-paddy empires, and even those above ten feet will flood much more easily, and much more regularly, if the water gets that high. At least 600 million people live within ten meters of sea level today.

But the drowning of those homelands is just the start. At present, more than a third of the world’s carbon is sucked up by the oceans — thank God, or else we’d have that much more warming already. But the result is what’s called “ocean acidification,” which, on its own, may add a half a degree to warming this century. It is also already burning through the planet’s water basins — you may remember these as the place where life arose in the first place. You have probably heard of “coral bleaching” — that is, coral dying — which is very bad news, because reefs support as much as a quarter of all marine life and supply food for half a billion people. Ocean acidification will fry fish populations directly, too, though scientists aren’t yet sure how to predict the effects on the stuff we haul out of the ocean to eat; they do know that in acid waters, oysters and mussels will struggle to grow their shells, and that when the pH of human blood drops as much as the oceans’ pH has over the past generation, it induces seizures, comas, and sudden death.

That isn’t all that ocean acidification can do. Carbon absorption can initiate a feedback loop in which underoxygenated waters breed different kinds of microbes that turn the water still more “anoxic,” first in deep ocean “dead zones,” then gradually up toward the surface. There, the small fish die out, unable to breathe, which means oxygen-eating bacteria thrive, and the feedback loop doubles back. This process, in which dead zones grow like cancers, choking off marine life and wiping out fisheries, is already quite advanced in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and just off Namibia, where hydrogen sulfide is bubbling out of the sea along a thousand-mile stretch of land known as the “Skeleton Coast.” The name originally referred to the detritus of the whaling industry, but today it’s more apt than ever. Hydrogen sulfide is so toxic that evolution has trained us to recognize the tiniest, safest traces of it, which is why our noses are so exquisitely skilled at registering flatulence. Hydrogen sulfide is also the thing that finally did us in that time 97 percent of all life on Earth died, once all the feedback loops had been triggered and the circulating jet streams of a warmed ocean ground to a halt — it’s the planet’s preferred gas for a natural holocaust. Gradually, the ocean’s dead zones spread, killing off marine species that had dominated the oceans for hundreds of millions of years, and the gas the inert waters gave off into the atmosphere poisoned everything on land. Plants, too. It was millions of years before the oceans recovered.

IX. The Great Filter
Our present eeriness cannot last.

So why can’t we see it? In his recent book-length essay The Great Derangement, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh wonders why global warming and natural disaster haven’t become major subjects of contemporary fiction — why we don’t seem able to imagine climate catastrophe, and why we haven’t yet had a spate of novels in the genre he basically imagines into half-existence and names “the environmental uncanny.” “Consider, for example, the stories that congeal around questions like, ‘Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell?’ or ‘Where were you on 9/11?’ ” he writes. “Will it ever be possible to ask, in the same vein, ‘Where were you at 400 ppm?’ or ‘Where were you when the Larsen B ice shelf broke up?’ ” His answer: Probably not, because the dilemmas and dramas of climate change are simply incompatible with the kinds of stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, especially in novels, which tend to emphasize the journey of an individual conscience rather than the poisonous miasma of social fate.

Surely this blindness will not last — the world we are about to inhabit will not permit it. In a six-degree-warmer world, the Earth’s ecosystem will boil with so many natural disasters that we will just start calling them “weather”: a constant swarm of out-of-control typhoons and tornadoes and floods and droughts, the planet assaulted regularly with climate events that not so long ago destroyed whole civilizations. The strongest hurricanes will come more often, and we’ll have to invent new categories with which to describe them; tornadoes will grow longer and wider and strike much more frequently, and hail rocks will quadruple in size. Humans used to watch the weather to prophesy the future; going forward, we will see in its wrath the vengeance of the past. Early naturalists talked often about “deep time” — the perception they had, contemplating the grandeur of this valley or that rock basin, of the profound slowness of nature. What lies in store for us is more like what the Victorian anthropologists identified as “dreamtime,” or “everywhen”: the semi-mythical experience, described by Aboriginal Australians, of encountering, in the present moment, an out-of-time past, when ancestors, heroes, and demigods crowded an epic stage. You can find it already watching footage of an iceberg collapsing into the sea — a feeling of history happening all at once.

It is. Many people perceive climate change as a sort of moral and economic debt, accumulated since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and now come due after several centuries — a helpful perspective, in a way, since it is the carbon-burning processes that began in 18th-century England that lit the fuse of everything that followed. But more than half of the carbon humanity has exhaled into the atmosphere in its entire history has been emitted in just the past three decades; since the end of World War II, the figure is 85 percent. Which means that, in the length of a single generation, global warming has brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe, and that the story of the industrial world’s kamikaze mission is also the story of a single lifetime. My father’s, for instance: born in 1938, among his first memories the news of Pearl Harbor and the mythic Air Force of the propaganda films that followed, films that doubled as advertisements for imperial-American industrial might; and among his last memories the coverage of the desperate signing of the Paris climate accords on cable news, ten weeks before he died of lung cancer last July. Or my mother’s: born in 1945, to German Jews fleeing the smokestacks through which their relatives were incinerated, now enjoying her 72nd year in an American commodity paradise, a paradise supported by the supply chains of an industrialized developing world. She has been smoking for 57 of those years, unfiltered.

Or the scientists’. Some of the men who first identified a changing climate (and given the generation, those who became famous were men) are still alive; a few are even still working. Wally Broecker is 84 years old and drives to work at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory across the Hudson every day from the Upper West Side. Like most of those who first raised the alarm, he believes that no amount of emissions reduction alone can meaningfully help avoid disaster. Instead, he puts his faith in carbon capture — untested technology to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which Broecker estimates will cost at least several trillion dollars — and various forms of “geoengineering,” the catchall name for a variety of moon-shot technologies far-fetched enough that many climate scientists prefer to regard them as dreams, or nightmares, from science fiction. He is especially focused on what’s called the aerosol approach — dispersing so much sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere that when it converts to sulfuric acid, it will cloud a fifth of the horizon and reflect back 2 percent of the sun’s rays, buying the planet at least a little wiggle room, heat-wise. “Of course, that would make our sunsets very red, would bleach the sky, would make more acid rain,” he says. “But you have to look at the magnitude of the problem. You got to watch that you don’t say the giant problem shouldn’t be solved because the solution causes some smaller problems.” He won’t be around to see that, he told me. “But in your lifetime …”

Jim Hansen is another member of this godfather generation. Born in 1941, he became a climatologist at the University of Iowa, developed the groundbreaking “Zero Model” for projecting climate change, and later became the head of climate research at NASA, only to leave under pressure when, while still a federal employee, he filed a lawsuit against the federal government charging inaction on warming (along the way he got arrested a few times for protesting, too). The lawsuit, which is brought by a collective called Our Children’s Trust and is often described as “kids versus climate change,” is built on an appeal to the equal-protection clause, namely, that in failing to take action on warming, the government is violating it by imposing massive costs on future generations; it is scheduled to be heard this winter in Oregon district court. Hansen has recently given up on solving the climate problem with a carbon tax alone, which had been his preferred approach, and has set about calculating the total cost of the additional measure of extracting carbon from the atmosphere.

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Hansen began his career studying Venus, which was once a very Earth-like planet with plenty of life-supporting water before runaway climate change rapidly transformed it into an arid and uninhabitable sphere enveloped in an unbreathable gas; he switched to studying our planet by 30, wondering why he should be squinting across the solar system to explore rapid environmental change when he could see it all around him on the planet he was standing on. “When we wrote our first paper on this, in 1981,” he told me, “I remember saying to one of my co-authors, ‘This is going to be very interesting. Sometime during our careers, we’re going to see these things beginning to happen.’ ”

Several of the scientists I spoke with proposed global warming as the solution to Fermi’s famous paradox, which asks, If the universe is so big, then why haven’t we encountered any other intelligent life in it? The answer, they suggested, is that the natural life span of a civilization may be only several thousand years, and the life span of an industrial civilization perhaps only several hundred. In a universe that is many billions of years old, with star systems separated as much by time as by space, civilizations might emerge and develop and burn themselves up simply too fast to ever find one another. Peter Ward, a charismatic paleontologist among those responsible for discovering that the planet’s mass extinctions were caused by greenhouse gas, calls this the “Great Filter”: “Civilizations rise, but there’s an environmental filter that causes them to die off again and disappear fairly quickly,” he told me. “If you look at planet Earth, the filtering we’ve had in the past has been in these mass extinctions.” The mass extinction we are now living through has only just begun; so much more dying is coming.

And yet, improbably, Ward is an optimist. So are Broecker and Hansen and many of the other scientists I spoke to. We have not developed much of a religion of meaning around climate change that might comfort us, or give us purpose, in the face of possible annihilation. But climate scientists have a strange kind of faith: We will find a way to forestall radical warming, they say, because we must.

It is not easy to know how much to be reassured by that bleak certainty, and how much to wonder whether it is another form of delusion; for global warming to work as parable, of course, someone needs to survive to tell the story. The scientists know that to even meet the Paris goals, by 2050, carbon emissions from energy and industry, which are still rising, will have to fall by half each decade; emissions from land use (deforestation, cow farts, etc.) will have to zero out; and we will need to have invented technologies to extract, annually, twice as much carbon from the atmosphere as the entire planet’s plants now do. Nevertheless, by and large, the scientists have an enormous confidence in the ingenuity of humans — a confidence perhaps bolstered by their appreciation for climate change, which is, after all, a human invention, too. They point to the Apollo project, the hole in the ozone we patched in the 1980s, the passing of the fear of mutually assured destruction. Now we’ve found a way to engineer our own doomsday, and surely we will find a way to engineer our way out of it, one way or another. The planet is not used to being provoked like this, and climate systems designed to give feedback over centuries or millennia prevent us — even those who may be watching closely — from fully imagining the damage done already to the planet. But when we do truly see the world we’ve made, they say, we will also find a way to make it livable. For them, the alternative is simply unimaginable.

*This article appears in the July 10, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

*This article has been updated to provide context for the recent news reports about revisions to a satellite data set, to more accurately reflect the rate of warming during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, to clarify a reference to Peter Brannen’s The Ends of the World, and to make clear that James Hansen still supports a carbon-tax based approach to emissions.

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  • Rep. Chris Collins, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump in Congress, has been indicted on allegations of insider trading, along with his son and his son's fiancée's father.
  • Collins is on the board of an Australian pharmaceutical company. The US Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that he tipped his son about a failed clinical trial and that the son and associates saved $750,000 by trading on the tip.
  • This is a really stupid thing to allegedly have done.
  • Why are members of Congress even allowed to trade stocks or sit on corporate boards? So they can pull this nonsense and get indicted? 

Every time I read a criminal complaint about insider trading, my first thought is: How did they possibly think they were going to get away with this?

Of course, when there is a criminal complaint, that often means you are well on your way to not getting away with it.

Perhaps insider traders seem like morons who should have known what was coming to them because what we see in the news are cases with charges, which are the dumbest, most obvious cases of insider trading. There may be a lot of situations where criminals are being slightly more careful and getting away with it.

Or maybe not! The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority would like you to know it has algorithms to detect this sort of thing. I certainly recommend against insider trading, careless or otherwise.

Anyway: Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who gave President Donald Trump his first congressional endorsement, has been indicted on allegations of insider trading in a case with an extremely obvious, how-were-you-dumb-enough-to-try-this fact pattern.

Get a load of this

Here's what's laid out in complaints from the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (Collins has pleaded not guilty):

  • Collins sits on the board of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biopharmaceutical company in which he is also the largest shareholder.
  • On June 22, 2017, Collins learned that Innate's main drug had failed clinical trials, a grave outcome for Innate's financial condition.
  • Literally seconds after learning this news, Collins contacted his son, Cameron, who at the time owned 2% of Innate.
  • Over the following four days, Cameron Collins and several other associates of the Collinses proceeded to liquidate their positions in Innate before the public announcement of the drug failure on June 26, after which the stock fell 92%. They saved approximately $750,000 by selling before the announcement.
  • Innate is not an especially large company. As a result, per the SEC: "The sales by Cameron Collins, his girlfriend, and her parents, including Stephen Zarsky, made up more than 53% of the stock's trading volume [on June 23] and exceeded Innate's 15-day average trading volume by more than 1,454%."

Perhaps it is sometimes possible to trade on insider information and have those trades go unnoticed amid a sea of non-insider trades. But if the nonpublic information you're trading on is likely to tank the stock price by more than 90%, and your trades are going to make up about 15 times the stock's typical daily trading volume, and your close associate sits on the company's board of directors, it is probably not best to assume your trades will get lost in the shuffle.

This leads me to a question.

Is Chris Collins an idiot?

If the purpose of the seven calls in six minutes between Collins and his son that came immediately after Collins learned about the clinical-trial failure was, as alleged, to tip his son so he and other associates of theirs could sell, why would Collins have thought he would get away with that?

Was it because the trading wasn't on his own account and he thought the SEC wouldn't be able to draw a link between him and [checks notes] his son — even though Collins was already the focus of a congressional ethics investigation related to Innate?

Was it because he thought he and his son could just talk the FBI into the idea that the sales were unrelated to the clinical-trial news? Oops, now Collins and his associates have also been indicted on allegations they lied to the FBI.

Collins' public defense against these charges has focused on a fact prosecutors do not dispute: Even as his associates were selling, he did not liquidate his own, much larger stake in Innate. That might seem like a tiny bit of prudence in a sea of recklessness — among other matters, Collins would have had to publicly disclose the dates and amounts of his sales under rules pertaining specifically to members of Congress.

But as the SEC complaint says, it's possible Collins didn't sell because he literally couldn't. Unlike his son, he had not completed paperwork to transfer his stock to the US, where one could trade it on the over-the-counter market. His stock was stuck in Australia, where trading of Innate on the Australian Securities Exchange had been halted — because of the impending announcement of the clinical-trial failure.

OpenSecrets estimated, based on disclosure forms, that Collins' net worth was nearly $70 million as of 2015. I realize $750,000 is kind of a lot of money even if you have $70 million, but is it really worth risking the destruction of your career and, you know, prison in order to help your friends save that kind of money?

I wouldn't think so. But I do have a theory: One might develop an unhealthy attitude toward law-breaking and risk if one had previous success in enriching oneself through such an attitude.

Members of Congress should not trade stocks

Last January, I wrote that members of Congress should not trade stocks. I meant that as a policy proposal — that members of Congress should be prohibited from trading stocks — but the Collins incident provides a reason to take it also as investing advice.

As the liberal-leaning group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has pointed out, at least five sitting Republican members of the House bought stock in Innate in 2017. We don't know exactly why they bought shares in an obscure Australian pharmaceutical company, though former Rep. Tom Price, who went on to become Trump's secretary of health and human services, said he did so after learning about the company from Collins.

Those members' investments have presumably performed quite poorly, as they did not have Price's luck of needing to divest themselves of Innate shares to take a Cabinet position. (There is no cause, in Wednesday's complaints or elsewhere, to believe Collins tipped any of his colleagues that Innate's stock was about to plummet in June 2017.)

Collins' links to Innate Immunotherapeutics had drawn negative attention before because of Collins' role overseeing drug companies as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. But even favorable legislative action is not enough to make a pharmaceutical company valuable if its main drug doesn't work.

So maybe we can now say that a rule forcing members of Congress not to engage in individual stock trading wouldn't just be in the public interest — it may even be for those members' own good, helping them stay out of junky pharmaceutical stocks their colleagues give them "hot tips" about, and helping them stay out of prison.

And I can add another proposal: Members of Congress shouldn't be allowed to serve on the boards of publicly traded companies. The SEC is seeking to apply this rule to Collins specifically, on insider-trading grounds, but a blanket ban would prevent some conflicts of interest and also some embarrassing scandals like this one.

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Varios minoristas de moda han anunciado recientemente proyectos de inteligencia artificial, entre ellos Marks & Spencer, Net-a-Porter y House of Fraser. El último - y tal vez el más grande - de los esfuerzos de inteligencia artificial en el ámbito de la moda fue lanzado la semana pasada por el gigante chino de comercio electrónico Alibaba, que abrió una tienda con el concepto de IA en asociación con Guess. Pero, ¿qué piensan los consumidores de sus interacciones con la inteligencia artificial? La consultora global CapGemini realizó una búsqueda para descubrirlo, en una encuesta realizada a 10.000 consumidores en 10 países de Europa, Asia y Australia. La mayoría de los encuestados (20 por ciento) eran de los EE. UU., seguidos por el Reino Unido (13 por ciento). Titulado "El secreto para ganar los corazones de los clientes con inteligencia artificial", el estudio también entrevistó a ejecutivos de 528 organizaciones, el 32 por ciento de los cuales representaba el segmento de productos de consumo y minoristas.

Uno de los principales hallazgos de CapGemini es que la IA ya no es ajena a los consumidores. El 73 por ciento de los encuestados saben que algunas de las interacciones que tienen con las empresas son habilitadas por la inteligencia artificial, como cuando las empresas usan chatbots para acelerar su servicio al cliente. Una buena noticia para las empresas que usan IA es que el 59 por ciento de estos consumidores conscientes de la inteligencia artificial están satisfechos con las interacciones, aunque saben que no hay ningún ser humano del otro lado.

La encuesta también ha desacreditado el mito de que las generaciones anteriores están menos abiertas a la inteligencia artificial. Resulta que están tan abiertos como los consumidores más jóvenes: el 52 por ciento de los encuestados de 55 años o más dijeron sentirse cómodos con una mezcla de IA e interacciones humanas. Entre los encuestados de entre 18 y 34 años, el porcentaje fue solo un 1 por ciento más alto.

Los consumidores quieren que las interacciones con la IA sean más humanas

Si bien muchos consumidores están satisfechos con sus interacciones con la inteligencia artificial, aún hay margen de mejora. El 64 por ciento de los encuestados dijeron que quieren que la inteligencia artificial sea más humana: sería bienvenida una voz más humana, así como la capacidad de mantener una conversación sensata. De hecho, el 55 por ciento de los encuestados dijeron que preferirían usar aplicaciones de inteligencia artificial si las interacciones fueran más humanas. El 50 por ciento de ellos dijo que una interacción más parecida a la humana haría que confiaran más en la compañía, mientras que el 48 por ciento tendría una mayor propensión a gastar con la empresa.

Sin embargo, los consumidores esperan que las compañías sean transparentes: el 66 por ciento de los encuestados dijeron que quieren saber cuándo están hablando con un ser humano y cuándo no. "Las organizaciones deben tener claro si se trata de una computadora o una persona real con la que estamos interactuando. De lo contrario, no hay confianza si crees que hablabas con una persona real todo el tiempo o, si te enteraste más tarde, te sientes insensato", dijo un participante alemán. El 80 por ciento de los encuestados también esperan que las empresas sean transparentes en el tratamiento y uso de los datos que recopilan.

Qué están haciendo las empresas que van delante en términos de inteligencia artificial

CapGemini cerró su informe mencionando qué empresas que lideran el panorama de la IA están haciendo lo correcto. Según el estudio, las empresas de primera línea priorizan las preferencias y experiencias del consumidor sobre el costo y el retorno de la inversión. También ven la IA como un tema de negocios en lugar de un tema técnico, y amplían las interacciones habilitadas para IA globalmente siempre que sea posible. Finalmente, son transparentes sobre su uso de la IA.

La consultora aconseja a las empresas que utilicen IA para liberar a los empleados de tareas repetitivas y mejorar su enfoque en la interacción con los clientes. También se les recomendó a las empresas que capturen los datos de los clientes para convertirlos en información accionable sobre sus necesidades, expectativas y empatía con la marca. Entregar experiencias únicas y contenido personalizado a cada cliente, tanto para conocer como para anticipar sus expectativas, se mencionó como un buen uso de los datos recopilados por las interacciones habilitadas por la inteligencia artificial.

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Interested in deploying your Linux or containerized web app in an Azure Virtual Network? The Azure App Service team is excited to announce the general availability of Linux on Azure App Service Environment (ASE), which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment. As announced at the time of the public preview release, Linux customers will be able to take advantage of deploying Linux and containerized apps in an App Service Environment, which is ideal for deploying applications into a VNet for secure network access or apps running at a high scale. 

What can I do with Linux on ASE?

With Linux on ASE, you can deploy your Linux web applications into an Azure virtual network (VNet) by bringing your own custom container, or just bring your code by using one of our built-in images.

  • If you want to bring your own custom Docker container, you can bring your image from DockerHub, Azure Container Registry, or your own private registry.
  • If you want to use one of our built-in images, we support many popular stacks, such as Node, PHP, Java, .NET Core, and more to come.

Windows, Linux, and containerized web applications can be deployed into the same ASE, sharing the same VNet. Remember that even though Windows and Linux web apps can be in the same App Service Environment, Windows and Linux web apps must be in separate App Service plans. With Linux on ASE, you will be using the Isolated SKU with Dv2 VMs and additional scaling capabilities (up to 100 total App Service plan instances, between Windows and Linux, in one ASE).

To decide which kind of ASE is the best for your use case, you should think about what kind of IP you want to use to expose the apps hosted in your ASE. Will it be public or private? Depending on whether or not you want an Internet accessible endpoint, there are two different kinds of ASEs that you can create:

  • An external ASE with an Internet accessible endpoint.
  • An internal ASE with a private IP address in the VNet with an internal load balancer (ILB).

Our documentation page provide steps to get started, and more context about how to configure networking for your ASE.

Pricing changes from preview

Effective July 30, 2018, Linux and containerized apps deployed in an App Service Environment have returned to regular App Service on Linux and App Service Environment pricing. The 50 percent discount on the Linux App Service Plan from the public preview has been removed for general availability and is no longer being offered.

New regions/countries added

Since public preview, we have now expanded Linux on ASE to all App Service on Linux’s 20+ regions/countries:

  • Australia East
  • Australia Southeast
  • Brazil South
  • Canada Central
  • Canada East
  • Central India
  • Central US
  • East Asia
  • East US
  • East US 2
  • Japan East
  • Japan West
  • Korea Central
  • Korea South
  • North Central US
  • North Europe
  • South Central US
  • South India
  • Southeast Asia
  • UK South
  • UK West
  • West Central US
  • West Europe
  • West India
  • West US
  • West US 2

How to get started

You can create a Linux Web App into a new ASE by simply creating a new Web App and selecting Linux as the OS (built-in image), selecting Docker (custom container), or creating a new Web App for Containers (custom container).

If you need more detailed instructions, get started with creating your first Linux/containerized Web App into an ASE by following these instructions.

We’d love to hear what you think! Please leave your feedback on Linux on ASE using the Wed Apps forum.

Getting started

Check out this blog post for answers to commonly asked questions about Linux on App Service Environment general availability!

          Offer - Resume Help & Writing Services in Australia - AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Izzy Taylor won afgelopen weekend het Britse eventingkampioenschap met de twaalfjarige KWPN’er Be Touchable (v. Untouchable). In Gatcombe moest Taylor alleen de Australiër Christopher Burton voor laten gaan in de korte 3*, maar voor het kampioenschap was ze voor haar concurrenten niet...
          Mustang Bullitt, Regenerative Braking, and Brian France's DUI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

They really don't make any bad vehicles these days and luckily our favorite automotive experts help us narrow down the right car for us. We begin the show with automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, who discusses why premium SUVs are taking a top spot in the market. BJ and Alan also talk about the 2018 Ford F-150 diesel that Alan drove down to Newport Beach and they excitedly chat about the greatly improved fuel consumption of most new trucks. Then, Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, sounds off about the latest rad events he was able to attend. San Francisco played host to a reenactment of the classic Mustang Bullitt car chase as Ford showed off the 2019-2020 redesign of the Mustang Bullitt and Karl said how cool it was to witness. After that, he tells us about his exciting drive down Pikes Peak in the all-new pure EV Audi e-tron and raves about its amazing regenerative brakes. Karl ends the first hour with an update on his greatly anticipated Ford GT, which he has made all of his final designs decisions on and is patiently waiting for its finalization. Next, Executive Editor of Autotrader, Brian Moody, pits the 2018 Toyota Tacoma against the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. While the Tacoma still has one of the best resale values in the truck market, the Colorado stole Autotrader's vote. Brian explains that he believes the Tacoma played it a little too safe with their redesign, while the Colorado stepped it with their interior, diesel engine option and aggressive ZR2 off-road package. Continuing with the compact truck theme, Brian also addresses the rumors surrounding the U.S. version of the all-new Ford Ranger after a write up from their sister company in Australia, Car Guides. Brian explains that he doesn't believe we will see a diesel engine but to keep an eye out for the 2.3L EcoBoost, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a plethora of safety features. Then, before Brian goes he explains Autotrader's Accelerate, which is an online vehicle buying program that can make it possible for you to shop from the comfort of your own home. Switching gears, automotive journalist, George Kennedy, reviews the impressive handling of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody and explains that he really loved that one could tune the individual performance options on the infotainment system. After that he sounds off about the 2018 Lexus NX vs the 2018 Acura RDX and shares that he was excited to drive these two major competitors back-to-back. The NX was a little too small for 6'3" George and the RDX had a frustrating infotainment system but overall, the two were really great cars for under $50k. Changing lanes, Ed Justice, Jr. updates us on the recent DUI of NASCAR's CEO, Brian France's, and what that could mean for the position he has been in for over a decade. Ed ends the hour by sharing about his favorite new documentary, Ferrari: Race to Immortality, which showcased the most dangerous and glamorous time in racing that took place from 1955-1958. Tune in now to fill your cranium with the latest and greatest from the automotive world.

  • [00:00:00] Take an Uber or a Cab
  • [00:05:49] Premium SUVs Are Booming
  • [00:12:30] Trucks Are Just Getting Better
  • [00:19:51] Mustang Bullitt Event in San Francisco
  • [00:28:35] Audi e-tron: Tesla Model X's Competitor
  • [00:35:53] Karl's New Ford GT Update
  • [00:42:14] Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevrolet Colorado
  • [00:48:39] Rumors on the new Ford Ranger
  • [00:54:45] Handling of the Hellcat Widebody
  • [01:02:06] 2018 Lexus NX vs 2018 Acura RDX
  • [01:09:42] DUI of NASCAR's Brain France
  • [01:18:07] Ferrari: Race to Immortality

          New York Rep. Christopher Collins charged with insider trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rep. Collins, his son Cameron, and his son’s future father-in-law Stephen Zarsky face 13 criminal counts altogether—including securities fraud and false statements to investigators— for insider trading crimes stemming from the failure of a drug trial conducted by the Australian pharmaceutical company, Innate.
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          Ducati Scrambler features in Venom movie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy trades his personal Triumph Thruxton R for a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff movie, Venom, coming to Australian cinemas on October 4. Even though he rides, it looks like he does very little riding in Venom unlike fellow Tom (Tom Cruise) who claims he does his own ...

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          Market Talk – Wednesday, August 8      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The news mid-afternoon that President Trump’s trade restrictions could be increased and a retaliatory Chinese tariff increase all coupled with the latest China/US trade numbers turned most core indices. Following yesterdays strong Shanghai performance we saw some retracement of Tuesday’s gains with the index closing down 1.25%. Although the Hang Seng index was also hit upon the figures release, it did manage to re-climb into the close ending the day higher at +0.4%. Energy, banking and real estate led the bounce, but that’s probably the benefit of having a separate currency. The Nikkei ended the day almost unchanged, as it too was hit mid-afternoon which also saw a resurgence in the Yen. Encouraging signs in Australia as commodities found support and so A$ and ASX found renewed buyers. The SENSEX and INR had an extremely dull day even as the index managed a +0.6% return whilst currency played in a ...
          Four duos from four countries complete women’s main draw at Vaduz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, August 8, 2018 – Teams from three continents and four different countries - Australia, Austria, the Netherlands and USA - proved successful in Wednesday’s qualifications and completed the women’s main draw line-up at the Vaduz one-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
          Talking Watches: With Greg Norman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Australian athlete-turned-businessman opens his watch collection and gives us a look inside.

          These 2 Young Versions of Aquaman Are Spitting Images of Jason Momoa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you've been waiting for Game of Thrones hottie Khal Drogo to get his own movie, then you're in luck. The gorgeous Jason Momoa will be starring as Atlantean hero Arthur Curry in the upcoming Aquaman movie, set to premiere at the end of this year. Better yet, the film will be an origin movie, showing young Arthur as a nine-year-old (to be played by Kaan Guldur) and a 13-year-old (to be played by Otis Dhanji). Not only were these mini Momoas perfectly cast, the two young Australian actors are already seasoned performers themselves.

Guldur (above) just finished filming Fighting Season, a six-part Australian drama mini-series in which Guldur stars as Callum Collins. Guldur also lent his voice to The Lego Ninjago Movie and appeared in a short film called Red Ink. Aquaman will be Guldur's first foray into DC's live action universe, as well as his first major live-action film.

Dhanji (above) is an actor, singer, and dancer who has spent more time on the stage than in front of the camera. In 2015, Dhanji appeared alongside Colin Friels and Tom Conroy in Belvoir St Theatre's stage production of Mortido, a controversial drug trafficking drama. The young actor played the seven-year-old son of a drug dealer, Oliver (alternating performances with fellow child actor Toby Challenor), and he received acclaim for taking on such a mature and challenging role. Aquaman will also be Dhanji's first major film role.

While the two performers haven't spent much time on screen, it's obvious that their resemblance to a young Momoa is uncanny, and we feel confident that they nabbed their parts for more than just their appearances. Until the movie is released, you can catch them both in the trailer:

          New Colombo Plan strengthens global connections      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Australian Government has awarded the University of Newcastle $1,267,750 million in funding under the 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

          Professor Kevin Hall appointed member of the ARC Advisory Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Australian Research Council (ARC) announced University of Newcastle Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall has been appointed a member of its Advisory Council.

          Depends What You Mean by Extremist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
True Crime

Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne. What he found led him into the mad world of misfits who helped propel the second coming of Pauline Hanson and foreshadowed the era of Trump.

No one turns up where they’re not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb? And ultimately – is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself?

Populated by an extraordinary cast of ‘ordinary’ Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what’s going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again . . .

Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream.

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          The Wolf Hour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Crime Fiction

Thirty-year-old Tessa Lowell has a PhD in psychology and is working in Uganda to research the effects of PTSD and war on child soldiers. She joins a delegation travelling across the Congolese border, deep into the African bush, for peace talks with Joseph Kony, notorious leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.  

At the camp Tessa meets thirteen-year-old Francis, already an experienced soldier and survivor of shocking violence. The talks stall, and the camp is attacked by other rebels who take Tessa. Isolated in an increasingly volatile situation, she tries to form a bond with Francis. 

In Melbourne, Tessa's parents are notified of the kidnapping, but learn there is little that government agencies can do. Desperate, they contact their son Stephen, an astute if manipulative businessman based in Cape Town. He agrees to search for his sister but has other reasons to contact the rebel forces.

As Tessa's time runs out, her family begins to fracture. Her parents arrive in Uganda to hear awful news about what she has endured. They also learn the devastating truth about the kind of man their son has become. Only they have the power to stop a terrible injustice. But at what cost to their family?

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          Sarah Myles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Sarah Myles began to write fiction after graduating in literature from Monash University, and studying at the University of Western Australia. She has trained and worked as a nurse, travelled through Europe, the Americas and Africa. She is the author of Transplanted

Currently she divides her time between writing and family, living in inner Melbourne and on the west coast of Victoria.

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          Bañistas logran salvar a mantarraya gigante varada en una playa de Australia [VIDEO]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bañistas mantuvieron vivo al animal dándole pescados y luego fue jalado con una cuerda al mar. El video es viral en YouTube.
          Schneider Electric presenta su I Premio Internacional de Arquitectura e Interiorismo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Schneider Electric presenta la primera edición de su Premio Internacional de Arquitectura e Interiorismo. Dirigido a arquitectos e interioristas de siete países (Australia, Brasil, China, Francia, Nueva Zelanda, Rusia y España), busca destacar la creatividad, las calidades, el confort y la conectividad de los proyectos presentados. Habrá un ganador por cada país, elegido por un […]

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          Beinart Hosts Explorative Group Show ‘Botanical Bestiary’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lauren Marx

In a new group show at Beinart Gallery in Australia, nature's flora and fauna are explored. Courtney Brims, Lauren Marx, Crystal Morey and Thomas Jackson, each with his or her own distinctive approach and themes, contribute to “Botanical Bestiary,” which runs from Aug. 11 through Sept. 2 at the space. Much of the work is inspired by the terrain of Australia itself, from the native artists.
          Trump loyalist charged for Aussie stock trade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
REPUBLICAN congressman Chris Collins, one of the first US politicians to declare support for Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, was indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of securities fraud regarding an insider-trading scheme involving an Australian biotech company.
          8/8/2018: Golf: RICKY’S HARD LINE ON CHEATS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
RICKY PONTING has talked of the ‘shock to world cricket’ caused by the Australian cheating scandal and called for harsh punishments to be brought in for all offenders. The former Australian captain, speaking at the end of the influential MCC cricket...
          8/8/2018: Golf: CCTV OF STOKES MOCKING GAY MEN SHOWN AT TRIAL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
the culture of the game country by country. There needs to be consistency across all boards in how they deal with these things.’ Australia banned captain Steve Smith and deputy David Warner for a year from all international cricket — as well as Cameron...
          Markets Live: Oil prices plunge as trade tensions deepen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Australian sharemarket is set to open flat today with the energy sector set to weigh as oil prices fall more than 3.5pc overnight on trade concerns.
          Jarrod Lyle loses battle with cancer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died.
          Police say African Australian youths in Taylors Hill there 'to fight'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A large group of youths who terrified residents of Taylors Hill overnight had gathered to fight and some were known to police, the west's top cop says. 
          'I felt my windows shake': Earthquake rattles Goldfields      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck in the south of Western Australia at Norseman, in the Goldfields-Esperance area.
          Barty on the move in Montreal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian No.1 Ashleigh Barty has moved into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with victory over Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.
          Lotto-Soudal confirm signing of Caleb Ewan from Mitchelton-Scott      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian will replace André Greipel as the Belgian teams key sprinter

Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the 2018 Tour Down Under (Yuzuru Sunada)
Australian will replace André Greipel as the Belgian teams key sprinter
          Австралия не будет защищать бизнес от иранских санкций США       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Австралия не будет защищать бизнес от иранских санкций США#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000Австралийское правительство отклонило призывы австралийско-иранских бизнес-лидеров защитить торговлю Австралии с Ираном после санкций США.

          Industrial fishing fleets traveling farther to reel in fewer fish      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Industrial fishing fleets are traveling ever-farther across the globe in pursuit of a dwindling haul of fish, a new study finds. Researchers with Sea Around Us, a research initiative spearheaded by the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, produced high-resolution maps of fish catches between 1950 and […]
          Republican U.S. congressman charged with insider trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New York politician Christopher Collins is accused of allegedly feeding his son insider information he received sitting on the board of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, an Australian biotechnology company.
          Branch Manager - Aditya Birla Group - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Group operates in 36 countries Australia Austria Bangladesh Brazil Canada China Egypt France Germany Hungary India Indonesia Italy Ivory Coast Japan Korea...
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          Wallabies should look to fallen heroes for motivation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Bledisloe Cup has been New Zealand property since 2003. Maybe it's time the Wallabies look to the battlefield for fresh motivation, in particular two Australian Test players who died a century ago this week -- Greg Growden writes.
          Scientists trained an AI to write poetry, and now it’s standing toe-to-toe with Shakespeare      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If science fiction has taught us anything it's that artificial intelligence will one day lead to the downfall of the entirety of mankind. That day is (probably) still a long way away, if it ever actually happens, but for now we get to enjoy some of the nicer aspects of AI, such as its ability to write poetic masterpieces. Researchers in Australia in partnership with the University of Toronto have developed an algorithm capable of writing poetry. Far from your generic rhymes, this AI actually follows the rules, taking metre into account as it weaves its words. The AI is good. Really good. And it's even capable of tricking humans into thinking that its poems were penned by a man instead of a machine. According to the researchers, the AI was trained extensively on the rules it needed to follow to craft an acceptable poem. It was fed nearly 3,000 sonnets as training, and the algorithm tore them apart to teach itself how the words worked with each other. Once the bot was brought up to speed it was tasked with crafting some poems of its own. Here's a sample:
With joyous gambols gay and still array No longer when he twas, while in his day At first to pass in all delightful ways Around him, charming and of all his days
Not bad, huh? Of course, knowing that an AI made it might make it feel more stilted and dry than if you had read it without any preconceptions, but there's no denying that it's a fine poem. In fact, the poems written by the AI follow the rules of poetry even more closely than human poets like Shakespeare. I guess that's the cold machine precision kicking in. When the bot's verses were mixed with human-written poems, and then scoured by volunteers, the readers were split 50-50 over who wrote them. That's a pretty solid vote of confidence in the AI's favor, but there were still some things that gave the bot away, including errors in wording and grammar. Still, it's a mighty impressive achievement. Perhaps when our robot overlords enslave humanity we'll at least be treated to some nice poetry.
          Property Management Software Market to 2025 By Leading Key Players - AppFolio, Buildium, Console Australia, Entrata, London Computer Systems, MRI Software, Property Boulevard, Qube Global Software, RealPage and TOPS Software      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) Property Management Software Market Property management software is a management system software that is used for easing management of personal properties and equipment which also includes maintenance, legalities and personnel...
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          Verste tørke på 50 år i Australia. Må skyte kenguruer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Det som i fjor var grønne enger, er nå brunt ørkenlandskap.
          Personal Finance Around The World – Round II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]


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          Motorvision TV: Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 2. Lauf      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
09.08.2018 20:00 - 20:55
Beim neunten Rennevent der australischen Supercars Championship findet auf dem Ipswich Raceway in Queensland das Sonntagsrennen statt, bei dem die Piloten 65 Runden auf der 3,12 km langen Strecke zurücklegen müssen. Knapp 255 km/h Spitzengeschwindigkeit sind auf dem Kurs zwischen den Kurven 2 und 3 möglich. MOTORVISION TV zeigt die Highlights des Rennens in Queensland.
          Woman's incredible 90kg transformation after terrifying death warning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Woman's incredible 90kg transformation after terrifying death warning#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 An obese wife who was warned she was on a "fast track to early death" has lost 90.5kg to win a body transformation championship.Veronica Colbert, 33, from Brisbane, Australia, was shocked by the perilous prognosis three-years-ago... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Endemol Shine Latino adaptará “Family Food Fight” para Telefe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Se trata del primer acuerdo latinoamericano para el nuevo formato de competencia culinaria. Creado por Endemol Shine Australia "Family Food Fight" es un programa original desarrollado junto con Channel Nine.
          High School Students Enticed into Private Booth for "Queer" Storytelling       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LGBT activists are nothing if not creative. Their latest approach involves inviting high school students into, in their words, a “big, gay booth” to talk about sex.

In a recent post on the blog of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the “Beyond Bullying Project” bragged about the success of its latest efforts going into Bay Area public high schools to entice students into private booths to talk about LGBT sexuality.

“Our pitch to would-be storytellers was open-ended,” said the project organizers. “Tell a story about yourself, a friend, your family…the story does not even need to be true.”

The project “collects” the stories on audio and videotape, and claims to have spent time in schools in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Apparently, participating schools welcome the rainbow-festooned booths, even directing their shop classes to build the “curricular, emotional space” for “queerness.” Schools also invite project organizers to make presentations in class.

Bay Area students assisted in decorating the booths with rainbow paper, lights, boas, and chalk drawings. “Everywhere, it screamed gay,” said the organizers.

Apparently, students “enjoyed the freedom” to leave class to visit the booth.

What an excellent use of education hours and tax dollars!

For some kids, skipping class was not motivation enough to enter the booth.

“The team recognized that approaching a big, gay booth might be a social risk for some students and teachers so we offered them alibis to account for their interest,” the blog continued.

“Outside the booth…we placed bowls of granola bars or chocolates, flyers announcing pizza lunches…iTunes gift cards and an iPod touch that we would raffle off at the end of our two weeks at the school.”

“For every story a student told, they received a raffle ticket for the iPod.”

“Together, these incentives provided enough cover to allow storytellers to enter the booth without inviting too many questions about their interest.”

Apparently, not all students were thrilled with the presence of the booth. Organizers admit that some “seemed to deliberately alter their path through the school so as to avoid meeting our invitations to step inside.”

How difficult to be a student today, tossed about in a sea of cultural Marxism. My heart goes out to them. Now more than ever, they need the solid ground of strong families, strong faith, and strong friendship.

          Peserta Yacht Race Darwin – Ambon Masuk Garis Finish       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BERITA MALUKU. Peserta lomba perahu layar internasional Darwin (Australia) – Ambon atau Darwin Ambon Yacht Race 2018 mulai berdatangan memasuki garis finish di Pantai Amahusu, Pulau Ambon.

Pantauan media ini, Rabu (8/8/2018) sudah tiga perahu layar dari sepuluh perahu layar yang mengikuti Yacht Race 2018 sudah dinyatakan masuk garis finish sejak Selasa kemarin (7/8/2018). Para peserta lomba layar yang masuk garis finish disambut meriah pihak panitia lokal.

Tiga perahu layar yang sudah masuk garis finis, antara lain perahu berbendera Australia, Antipodes, dinahkodai skipper Jeff Gill dan 13 crew. Perahu ini masuk garis finish pertama pada pukul 13.00 wit, disusul perahu Collin – yang masuk sore hari tadi, disusul perahu Wallop juga dari Australia. Sementara sisa perahu peserta lomba lainnya diperkirakan akan menyusul ke garis finish sebentar malam hingga Kamis besok.

“Diperkirakan para peserta ini seluruhnya sudah bisa masuk hari Kamis besok,” kata Glen Lewier, salah satu pengurus Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia (HPI) Maluku yang juga ditugasi bersama penggerak kegiatan – Ambon Sailing Community di areal garis finish.

Saat tiba di pantai Amahusu, seluruh crew perahu Antipodes disambut Wakil Walikota Ambon, Syarif Hadler dan sejumlah warga Kota Ambon. Syarief Headler lansugng mengalungkan bunga ke nahkoda dan seluruh crew.

Kepada wartawan Headler mengatakan, banyak peserta yang membatalkan diri mengikuti lomba perahu bergengsi yang tiap tahun diselenggarakan dari Darwin ke Ambon ini, sebab banyak peserta takut dengan peristiwa bom bunuh diri yang terjadi di Mako Brimob dan Surabaya beberapa waktu lalu.

“Jaminan wisatawan itu keamanan mereka sehingga kita hanya bisa berharap tahun depan peserta bertambah lagi,” ujarnya. (e)

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On weekdays, Ric Brewer lives in Seattle and works as a communications manager for a disaster-relief nonprofit. But most weekends, he heads to his five-acre spread in Quilcene, among the foothills leading to Olympic National Forest, to check on his livestock. In this temperate rain forest setting, nearly everything glows an intense green: the grass and Douglas fir and Oregon grape. It’s a good climate for his moisture-loving animals.

It doesn’t take more than weekend visits. As many a frustrated home gardener knows, snails can thrive without much loving care on our part.

Brewer is the owner of Little Gray Farms, named for his stock in trade, the common garden snail, or petit gris. It’s smaller, as the name implies, than the canned escargots that are supposedly French, though they’re more likely processed in France, not grown there. The petit gris is more tender and more palatable, American snail farmers will tell you, and requires less processing.

It’s also healthier for the planet and our bodies than most sources of farmed animal protein. A serving of 100 grams (about three and a half ounces) has only 90 calories, according to the USDA, and snails are lower in fat than salmon. They also require microscopic grazing range—Brewer uses only a half-acre of his property—and the carbon footprint is far lower than for most animals. There’s an exhaustive 2015 Italian study, published in the journal Agricultural Systems, to prove it.


Maybe the best thing about snails as a food for Americans: Like edible weeds, common garden snails are an invasive species, found in about 20 states. Eating them is, in a way, doing a favor for the environment. In fact, Brewer got the idea for his farm after eating snails he’d foraged.

“I tasted my first one way back in high school, in 1981,” he says. His first cooking attempt with fresh snails—tossed in pasta with olive oil, oregano, and salt and pepper—was successful enough to keep him at it. “I was always kind of transfixed with them not only as a dish but as an animal.”

Snails are unusual for sure. They’re hermaphrodites who throw “love darts” (harpoon-shaped spears of calcium carbonate) at each other during their mating sessions. “They can spend about eight hours in courtship and mating,” Brewer says. “They twine around each other to match up the holes in the sides of their heads where their sex organs are.”

Another fascinating snail fact: Earlier this year, UCLA scientists wrote in the journal eNeuro that they had successfully transplanted primitive memories between snails—in a different species than the petit gris—through RNA injections. (Rather than a memory of a snow globe, think of an untrained snail suddenly acting like a trained one.)

At his farm, Brewer shelters the eggs indoors, raising the baby snails, which have shells from the start, until they’re large enough to live in an outdoor shadehouse. The structure is similar to a greenhouse, but with a woven cloth that rain and air can permeate, and perimeter fencing to thwart his snails’ escape attempts and attempts by rats and raccoons to feast on his crop. He feeds the snails organic vegetables that he grows, sharing his food with them. It takes them a year to mature fully. Then he purges them for a week by giving them only water—an important process done with clams too, which clears out their little digestive systems.


“They will eat almost anything,” Brewer says. “I’ve seen them in the wild eating dead baby birds.” Some snail farmers go for the more elegant term of “finishing” the snails; one New York operation uses malt barley, saying it improves the flavor.

Snail farming (and eating) is common in many parts of Europe, Africa, and Australia. In the United States, though, Brewer is one of just a handful or petit-gris pioneers, and he says this tasty, environmentally friendly trend is on ice due to a government-bureaucracy nightmare.

It's this problem—and not a lack of interest from eaters—that's chiefly kept snail farming niche. The “ew” factor that turned off many Americans a few decades ago has dissipated in a more globalized culture that seeks out the newest food thrills, especially those based in traditional cuisines. (Authentic Valencian paella, for example, frequently contains snails and rabbit.) Brewer and a handful of other snail wranglers have no problem finding customers among restaurants and private chefs, even though Brewer’s snails, boiled, shelled, and frozen, sell for about $50 a pound or two dollars a snail.

For one special customer in Seattle, he delivers live snails. Tarsan i Jane, owned by Perfecte and Alia Rocher, serves paella each Sunday. Often, that’s the snail-and-rabbit version that was part of Perfecte’s childhood in Valencia.

“By keeping your roots, you maintain some kind of integrity throughout the dish,” Alia says. A few customers’ eyebrows are raised when they read the ingredients, but they all seem happy in the end.

Still, growing Little Gray Farms into Bigger Gray Farms has proved more frustrating and expensive than Brewer ever imagined.


Because the snails are an agricultural pest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture tightly controls their interstate movement. Brewer can’t ship live snails even to a state that’s already infested. And when he needs more stock, he can’t have the animals shipped to him, even though the pests are established in Washington. He can’t just forage for snails on his property because they prefer groomed gardens and tilled fields. But right now, he can’t get his hands on the snails from places such as California, perhaps the snail capital of the U.S., that would love to get rid of them.

Still, Brewer is determined to make snail farming in America a thing. He’s created the Snail Raising Association of North America, an admittedly tiny trade group, to offer snail-husbandry advice, encourage others to take up gastropod wrangling, and advocate for looser restrictions. This isn’t anything like giant fields of corn, concentrated animal feeding operations, and other large agribusinesses that are better set up to absorb the costs of federal regulatory details and lobby for and receive government support. The USDA needs to think beyond common industrialized monocrops, Brewer says, and look to the foods of the future than can be sustainably raised by microbusinesses.

“In the right areas and with the proper safeguards, snails can be responsibly raised and a good source of nutrition,” he says. The snail isn’t native to Central Europe either, yet snail raising there is a profitable business for small-scale farmers. “While technically USDA will allow snail farming, the obstacles are expensive and unduly stringent.”

To comply with the federal government’s requirements, Brewer has built a fully contained indoor building so that he can receive snails from out of state. They have to be shipped in three containers: a box within a box within a box. The new building has only one door, with a vestibule before the snail area (think a space station airlock) to prevent escapes. Homeland Security required a six-foot-high fence around the building to discourage agricultural terrorism, he says, complete with “Keep Out” signs. Meeting all the rules is costing Brewer around $25,000.


A USDA spokesman said the agency would respond to Brewer’s critiques, but despite repeated requests, it never did. That said, snail wrangler Frederick Dargenton, owner of SoCal Escargot, sympathizes with Brewer’s problems but doesn’t share them.

Dargenton lives in California, otherwise known as garden-snail heaven. California has the temperate climate snails need, and its vast, irrigated agricultural fields, along with well-watered suburban yards, provides moisture and a feast of edibles. The snails devour citrus and avocado trees, strawberries, you name it. So Dargenton doesn’t need to breed snails; he forages them from organic farms that want these pests removed.

By foraging locally, Dargenton’s business doesn’t need to ship in triple-boxed snails. And while he sells some frozen snails outside of California, living in a state of 40 million means the French former chef—who hates the big, rubbery, tinny flavored snails found canned in supermarkets—has plenty of local customers for his live mollusks.

In contrast, Brewer’s imported snails won’t live in the wild until they are harvested for food. Once the snails arrive from distant origins, they will spend their entire lives in his new building, a little like the Hotel California. They’ll breed there, and their offspring will know no environment beyond its walls. The only way they’re allowed to leave is by dying—and being transformed from marauding mollusk to sustainably raised protein for a new generation.

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-- Sarah Jane Smith and The Fourth Doctor, Doctor Who: "Robot"

Celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the award-winning Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast, my partner in time Jesse Jackson and I have returned with a new episode! This time, we review "Robot", the first serial of Doctor Who Season 12 in 1974featuring Tom Baker's first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Nicholas Courtney as The Brigadier, and the debut of Ian Marter as new companion Harry Sullivan!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like my recovering from nasal surgery, Jesse seeing Queen cover band Killer Queen, Tom Baker being completely different from Jon Pertwee, the two Osgoods, Tom Baker being the original Madman in a Box, typical English weather, my watching the Tom Baker run after Peter Davison's run, loving post-regeneration episodes, David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" video, the Brigadier finally seeing the Doctor regenerate with his own eyes, more love for Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane being called out for having a chauvinist attitude, the introduction of Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane being the Lois Lane of the Doctor Who universe, the Brigadier always being fun to watch, Think Tank's attitude that humanity should follow scientists because they're smarter, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, the K1 Robot being a King Kong metaphor, Professor Kettlewell as a surprise bad guy, my recommendation for the new Doctor Who Season 12 Blu-Ray set, the Fourth Doctor using jelly babies to distract people, my Reverse the Reverse the Polarity segment, new listener feedback from Paul from Australia and Holly from Wisconsin, thoughts on the new Series Eleven trailer, why there's nothing wrong with feeling hopeful about the Jodie Whittaker era, teasing our upcoming show plans, and more!

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Mobster Rocco Perri’s family in Hamilton and Australia say the federal government is withholding vital information that would connect them to what they call the bootlegger’s lost mega-fortune.

“It’s a legit estate,” said Andrew Monterosso, 53, who said he is Perri’s great-great nephew, in a telephone interview from his home in Canberra, Australia.

“It’s not criminal money.”

Perri and his estate have been a mystery since he vanished on April 23, 1944 while visiting a Hamilton relative in the city’s north end.

Perri complained of a headache that morning and went for a walk on Murray St, W., near James St. N.

He never returned.

Some say Perri, a former Toronto and Hamilton resident, was scooped up and murdered that day by underworld rivals — a popular joke in Hamilton was that his body would be found encased in concrete once the waters of the harbour cleared up.

Others — including Perri’s Hamilton and Australian relatives — say he quietly fled Canada and amassed a legal fortune in real estate in Mexico and the United States before dying of natural causes in 1953. Monterosso said Perri quietly lived his final days under the name of “Giuseppe Portolesi” in Massena, N.Y.

“Most of his money was made through properties and stuff like that,” said Monterosso, a spokesperson for the group.

Monterosso and several Australian and Hamilton relatives have hired lawyers and written Ottawa in an attempt to collect what they say is their rightful inheritance.

The Perris of Hamilton and Australian say conversations have gone all the way up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Office, before being bounced back to the Canada Revenue Agency.

“Please be assured that the time you have taken to write regarding the estate of Mr. Rocco Perri is appreciated and that your comments have been reviewed and given the appropriate consideration,” Jerevan Singh, Trudeau’s special assistant, wrote them on June 15, 2017. “Since this matter falls within the portfolio of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, I have taken the liberty of forwarding a copy of your letter to her office. We are certain it will be given every consideration.”

That was after Lebouthillier’s office said that there are no records to hand over.

Lebouthillier’s staff wrote a March 2017 reply to the Perri’s then lawyer Douglas Burns stating, “Senior officials of the CRA have carefully reviewed Mr Rocco Perri’s file. They assure me that the only records in existence for this file are those associated with the recent communications with you and your client. There are no other documents or records held by the CRA with respect to Mr. Rocco Perri.”

Monterosso said he’s convinced there are records, somewhere.

Monterosso acknowledges that things were complicated because there wasn’t a social insurance number or death certificate for Perri, who would be 130 if he were still alive.

The Hamilton and Australian branches of the Perri family say have been doing plenty of detective work of their own and say they have learned the post-tax Perri estate money was sent to the Italian government on November 27, 2008.

“We had an informant inside the CRA who told us all of this,” Monterosso said.

That final estate was eventually transferred to Italy because Perri was an Italian citizen, Monterosso said.

Monterosso said there’s now a split between the Italian wing of Perri’s family and the Canadian and Australian branches over how to divvy up what he calls Perri’s legitimate fortune.

Ottawa could help settle things by providing details surrounding the money transfer to Italy, he said.

The Hamilton and Australian branches of the Perri family get frustrated when asked why they should be entitled to criminal money.

Robin Parisotto, another member of the family’s Australian branch of the Perris, said Ottawa took a share of the estate in taxes before transferring the rest to Perri family members in Italy.

This could be proven with a federal document called a “clearance certificate,” which would show details of the money transfer from Canada, Parisotto said.

Parisotto wrote to the Star: “It must be stated that if the accrued estate had been deemed as being acquired via illicit means (proceedings of crime) then surely no taxes would have been due on the estate as indicated by release of a Clearance Certificate, the funds would have been quarantined/sequestered into General Revenue and no one would ever have known about this.”

Monterosso says he’s not impressed with Ottawa’s response and doesn’t plan to give up.

Rocco left behind a massive estate, even after Ottawa took out a chunk of taxes, Monterosso said.

“It’s phenomenal,” he said of the sum, declining to provide an exact figure.

Perri supplied booze to the Chicago mob of Al Capone, at the time earning himself the title “King of Ontario Bootleggers” in The Toronto Daily Star.

He boasted to the Daily Star that he ran his business with guile, not violence.

“My men do not carry guns,” he told reporter David B. Rogers in an exclusive interview published on Nov. 19, 1924. “If I find that they do, I get rid of them. It is not necessary. I provide them with high-powered cars. That is enough. If they cannot run away from the police it is their fault. But guns make trouble. My men do not use them.”

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This is a set of 4 postcards of an original illustration of cats hidden in various vessels.

The postcards are printed on a thick, matte 330gsm stock, which makes for easy writing of your message and address.

The size of the postcards are A6 - 148mm x 105mm (~4 x 6 inches)

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This blank bi-fold card is printed with an original painting and handwriting of 'Happy Birthday'. The card is printed on a sustainably sourced card stock (340 gsm), and blank inside for writing of your message. Every card comes with a nice white envelope.

The dimensions of the card (folded) is 148mm x 105mm (~6 x 4 inches).

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This is a set of 4 postcards of an original illustration of an assortment of cute Japanese snacks.

The postcards are printed on a thick, matte 330gsm stock, which makes for easy writing of your message and address.

The size of the postcards are A6 - 148mm x 105mm (~4 x 6 inches)

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          Stitched embroidered leather cuff bracelet . Leather band . Embroidered band . Wristband . Natural Leather . Gift for Her . Gift for Teens by whimsymilieu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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A leather cuff bracelet stitched with complementing colours. There is only one of each colourway. Perfect for the embroidery lover!

This cuff bracelet is handmade using vege-tanned leather, and will develop its own unique patina with wear & exposure. It is also hand-stitched using high quality DMC embroidery thread.

As leather is a natural material, there will be slight differences in the leather grain.

Length is 20cm and width is 1.5cm. Fits wrists up to 19cm.

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A leather cuff bracelet stamped with the words 'HOUSE PLANT CLUB'. Perfect for the indoor plant lover!

This cuff bracelet is handmade using vege-tanned leather, and will develop its own unique patina with wear & exposure.

The edges are burnished by hand. As leather is a natural material, there will be slight differences in the leather grain. It is also hand-stamped, so there will be very slight differences in the stamping as well.

Length is 20cm and width is 1.5cm. Fits wrists up to 19cm.

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This blank bi-fold card is printed with an original hand-lettered 'Congratulations', which was originally hand-painted by me using mixed media. The card is printed on a recycled matte card stock (215 gsm), blank inside for writing of your message. Every card comes with a matching envelope.

The dimensions of the card (folded) is 139mm x 107mm (~5.4 x 4.2 inches).

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This blank bi-fold card is printed with an original hand-lettered 'Happy Birthday', which was originally hand-painted by me using mixed media. The card is printed on a recycled matte card stock (215 gsm), blank inside for writing of your message. Every card comes with a matching envelope.

The dimensions of the card (folded) is 139mm x 107mm (~5.4 x 4.2 inches).

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Purchasing the card does not transfer the copyright. This means that by purchasing the card, you are not purchasing the right to copy, print or reproduce the image in any way without my permission.

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An Australian government minister says five former dual nationals have been stripped of their Australian citizenship due to their involvement with the Islamic State group overseas
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Thirsty cows swarm water truck in drought-stricken AustraliaHundreds of very thirsty cows are seen swarming a water truck during a serious drought in Southeast Australia.

          Global Smart Cities Market Overview 2018: Industry Sales, Supply, Consumption, Analysis and Forecast Till 2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MRRSE offers an 8-year forecast for global Smart Cities market between 2018 and 2026. In terms of value, market is expected to register a CAGR of 19.8% during forecast period.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- This research report provides detailed analysis of Smart Cities market and offers insights on the various factors driving popularity of Smart Cities and its features. The report includes an extensive analysis of key industry drivers, restraints, market trends and market structure. The market study provides comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the market based on application, and component across different regions globally.

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The Smart Cities market is anticipated to witness moderate revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to the Increasing transition towards urbanization, governmental initiatives, and the increasing penetration of advanced technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, big data etc.

The report starts with an overview of the smart cities market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes analysis of key trends, drivers and restraints from the supply, demand and economy side, which are influencing the smart cities market.

On the basis of application, smart cities market is segmented into smart security, smart building, smart transportation, smart governance, smart energy, smart healthcare, smart water network system, and smart education.

On the basis of component, smart cities market is segmented into hardware, software and services

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for smart cities market across the different regions. The section provides a detailed analysis covering key trends.

The next section highlights detailed analysis of smart cities market across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026 and sets the forecast within the context of smart cities market, including latest technological developments as well as offerings in the market. This study discusses key trends within countries contributing to growth of the market, as well as analyses degree at which drivers are influencing this market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Western Europe), SEA and others in Asia Pacific (India, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN, and Rest of APAC), Japan, China and MEA (GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, North Africa and Rest of MEA). This report evaluate the present scenario and the growth prospects of the smart cities market across various regions globally for the period 2018 –2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year and provide data for the trailing 12 months.

In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current smart cities market, which forms the basis of how the smart cities market will grow in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome of different types of analyses, based on the technology trends.

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As previously highlighted, the global smart cities market is split into a number of segments. All segments in terms of application, component and different regions are analysed in terms of basis point to understand individual segment's relative contributions to smart cities market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identification of various key trends of the global smart cities market. Also, another key feature of this report is the analysis of all key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global smart cities market.

Key Segments Covered in the report smart cities market are:


Smart Security

Smart Building

Smart Transportation

Smart Governance

Smart Energy

Smart Healthcare

Smart Water Network System

Smart Education





Key Regions covered:

North America Smart Cities Market



Latin America Smart Cities Market




Rest of Latin America

Europe Smart Cities Market







Rest of Western Europe

SEA and other of APAC Smart Cities Market


Australia & New Zealand


Rest of APAC

Japan Smart Cities Market

China Smart Cities Market

MEA Smart Cities Market

GCC Countries


South Africa

North Africa

Rest of MEA

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          Optical Sorters Market Size, Historical Analysis, Emerging Technologies, Trends and Industry Set for Rapid Growth with 10.4% of CAGR by Forecast 2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The optical sorters market is expected to reach US$ 3,350.2 Mn by 2026. The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2018 to 2026.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- The Optical Sorters Market  report provides analysis of the optical sorters market for the period 2016 to 2026, wherein the years from 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period, 2017 is considered as the base year, and data for 2016 has been provided as historical information. The report covers all the trends and technologies playing a major role in the expansion of the optical sorters market during the forecast period. It highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the expansion of the market during this period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the expansion of the market, in terms of revenue (in US$ Mn) and volume (Units), across different geographical regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report highlights the key trends affecting the market on a global scale. Furthermore, region-wise, prominent countries/regions covered in the report include the U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K, India, China, Australia, GCC countries, South Africa, and Brazil.

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This report analyzes and forecasts the optical sorters market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecasted based on revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (Units) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global optical sorters market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints during the forecast period. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein component, type, end-use, and countries/regions are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Global Optical Sorters Market: Taxonomy

This research study on the global optical sorters market provides a detailed cross-segment and cross-country analysis based on the different segments including component, type, and end-use. Based on component, the optical sorters market is segmented into products and services. By type, the market is divided into camera, laser, NIR, X-ray, combined, and others. In terms of end-use, the optical sorters market is classified into food processing, tobacco processing, waste recycling, mining and others. Furthermore, based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

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Global Optical Sorters Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, Factiva, etc.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help us to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team's market expertise and understanding.

Global Optical Sorters Market: Competitive Dynamics

The report highlights well-established players operating in the market including TOMRA Systems ASA, Buhler AG, Satake Corporation, Key Technology, and Cimbria. These key players are looking to capture larger market share by expanding their current optical sorters offerings in emerging economies. For instance, in May 2018, Satake Corporation launched FMSR Series optical sorters in Brazil for a wide range of applications. Two models, FMSR03-L (3 chutes) and FMSR02-L (2 chutes) use RGB technology to remove unwanted products, including irregular-shape defects and discoloration from small products such as coffee beans.

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          Global High-Voltage Switchgear Market - Segmented by Product Standard, Component, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast Till 2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The high-voltage switchgear market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period and reach US$ 18,898.7 Mn by 2026.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- This comprehensive report by MRRSE analyzes the high voltage switchgear market at the global and regional level. The report provides an analysis for the period 2016–2026, where 2017 is considered to be the base year and 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period. An in-depth and unbiased market assessment has been made to offer readers in-depth and accurate analysis. The report analyzes all the major trends likely to influence the growth of the global high voltage switchgear market from 2018 to 2026. It also analyzes drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the market. The study provides a perspective of the high voltage switchgear market in terms of value and volume (US$ Mn and Units) across five regions: Asia Pacific, South America, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Europe.

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The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides an extensive view of the global high voltage switchgear market. Porter's Five Forces analysis is also provided in the report to understand the competitive scenario in the global high voltage switchgear market. The study incorporates market attractiveness analysis, wherein the product standard, component, insulation type, and application segments are benchmarked based on size, growth rate, and attractiveness. The report also includes attractiveness analysis for each region in order to provide the overall competitive scenario in the high voltage switchgear market.

The overview section in the report analyzes the market trends and dynamics that include drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the current and future high voltage switchgear market. A market outlook analysis has also been provided in the report. Additionally, the report offers analysis of business strategies adopted by the key players in the high voltage switchgear market. The introduction chapter provides a snapshot of different trends and services related to high voltage switchgears.

Global High-Voltage Switchgear Market: Scope of the Report

In terms of product standard, the global high voltage switchgear market has been segmented into IEC, ANSI, and others. Based on component, the global market has been classified into circuit breakers, relays, and others. In terms of insulation, the global high voltage switchgear market has been categorized into air-insulated switchgears (AIS), gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), and others (oil and vacuum). Based on application, the global market has been divided into power generation, oil & gas, utility sector, and industrial. The report provides region-wise breakdown of the high voltage switchgear market and categorizes it at various levels, thereby providing valuable insights at micro and macro levels.

The report also highlights the competitive scenario in the global high voltage switchgear market, ranking the major players according to key developments and geographic presence. The insights for the global market are the result of extensive primary interviews, secondary research, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by considering the impact of different economic, political, social, legal, and technological factors.

In terms of country, the market in North America has been classified into the U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America. Europe has been analyzed for Germany, France, the U.K. and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific has also been segmented into China, Japan, India, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa covers GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East &Africa. South America comprises Brazil and Rest of South America. This report provides all the strategic information required to understand the high voltage switchgear market along with its products, components, and applications. Additionally, the report provides insights related to the components and different applications for the regions mentioned above.

Global High-Voltage Switchgear Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary sources include annual reports, company websites, SEC filings and investor presentations, national government documents, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, and statistical databases.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the high voltage switchgear market, across regions. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer new and fresh information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, and growth trends. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is discussed and examined by our expert panel.

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Global High-Voltage Switchgear Market: Competitive Dynamics

The research study includes profiles of leading companies operating in the global high voltage switchgear market. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, business strategies, and recent developments. Key players in the global high voltage switchgear market are ABB Ltd., Eaton Corporation, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., General Electric, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Electric SE, Siemens AG, Crompton Greaves Ltd., Hyosung Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation, among others. These companies focus on expanding business through strategic acquisitions and partnerships with several end-use industries.

The global high voltage switchgear market has been segmented as follows:

Global High-Voltage Switchgear Market

By Product Standard

IEC Standard

ANSI Standard


By Component

Circuit Breakers



By Insulation

Air-insulated Switchgears


Non SF6

Gas-insulated Switchgears


Non SF6

Others (oil & vacuum)

By Application

Power Generation

Oil & Gas

Utilities Sector


By Region

North America



Rest of North America





Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific





Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East &Africa


South Africa

Rest of Middle East & Africa

South America


Rest of South America

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           Ammonia-derived hydrogen fuel road-tested in a world's first       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Hydrogen may be the zero-emission fuel of the future, but transport and storage has always been a head-scratcher. Highly flammable and difficult to ship due to its low density, the logistical issues have always stood in the way of progress, until now. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has road-tested its ammonia to hydrogen technology for hydrogen fuel-cells in two purpose-built hydrogen-cell cars.

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          Việt Nam chưa mua vũ khí ‘khủng’ của Mỹ?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Một chiếc P-3C Orion của Mỹ. Tin cho hay, Việt Nam "quan tâm" tới máy bay trinh sát săn ngầm này.

Một nhà nghiên cứu kỳ cựu nhận định rằng Việt Nam có thể không mua ngay các loại vũ khí “khủng” của Mỹ, ít ngày sau khi quan chức ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ xác nhận với VOA tiếng Việt rằng Hà Nội có các hợp đồng mua các thiết bị quân sự với quốc gia cựu thù trị giá tới gần 100 triệu đôla.

Từ Australia, Giáo sư Carl Thayer mới nói rằng ông “không ngạc nhiên khi thấy Việt Nam gia tăng việc mua các công nghệ và thiết bị liên quan tới quốc phòng từ Mỹ”, nhất là sau khi Hoa Kỳ dỡ hoàn toàn bỏ lệnh cấm vận vũ khí sát thương đối với Việt Nam năm 2016.

“Kể từ khi Tổng thống Barack Obama dỡ bỏ lệnh cấm vận vũ khí đối với Việt Nam, có khả năng rất lớn là Việt Nam sẽ tăng cường mua một số công nghệ liên quan tới quốc phòng hoặc thậm chí là cả vũ khí. Việc mua bán như vậy, dù theo chương trình Mua bán Quân sự Nước ngoài (FMS) hoặc Mua bán Thương mại Trực tiếp (DCS), cũng rất phức tạp. Các quan chức Mỹ đã dành thời gian để giải thích cho Việt Nam cách thức tiến hành”, ông Thayer nói.

FMS và DCS là hai hình thức chính để Hoa Kỳ chuyển giao các dịch vụ và thiết bị quốc phòng cho đồng minh và đối tác.

Một quan chức Mỹ giấu tên trước đó tiết lộ độc quyền với VOA tiếng Việt rằng Việt Nam đặt mua thiết bị trị giá 69,7 triệu đôla theo chương trình Mua bán Quân sự Nước ngoài và 25 triệu đôla thông qua chương trình Mua bán Thương mại Trực tiếp.

Tổng thống Barack Obama trong chuyến thăm Việt Nam năm 2016.

Giáo sư Carl Thayer cho VOA Việt Ngữ biết rằng một hội thảo xúc tiến công nghiệp quốc phòng Việt Nam – Hoa Kỳ “đang được lên kế hoạch cho năm nay”, sau hai lần trước năm 2015 và 2016.

Ông đánh giá rằng, hiện nay, “lĩnh vực ưu tiên đối với Việt Nam là các thiết bị nhằm cải thiện khả năng bảo vệ an ninh hàng hải”.

“Nhiều khả năng Việt Nam sẽ mua công nghệ quân sự liên quan tới liên lạc, thiết bị cảm biến, radar và thiết bị bay không người lái, thay vì các loại vũ khí ‘khủng’”, chuyên gia về Việt Nam nói.

Hoa Kỳ trong thời gian qua đã trao cho Việt Nam chủ yếu là tàu bè để phục vụ cho công tác tuần tra biển đảo, trong bối cảnh Trung Quốc tăng cường quân sự hóa Biển Đông.

Máy bay chiến đấu Trung Quốc trên một đảo nhân tạo ở Biển Đông.
Hồi đáp thông tin về việc Việt Nam đặt mua thiết bị quân sự trị giá hàng chục triệu đôla của Mỹ, phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng nói rằng việc hợp tác quốc phòng với các nước là để “bảo vệ độc lập, chủ quyền, thống nhất, toàn vẹn lãnh thổ của tổ quốc, hòa bình của đất nước và đóng góp vào hòa bình, ổn định trong khu vực và trên thế giới”.

Theo tiết lộ của quan chức ngoại giao Mỹ giấu tên, trong số các thiết bị Hà Nội muốn mua từ Hoa Kỳ có thiết bị điện tử quân sự, công nghệ vệ tinh, thiết bị đo tầm bắn hay hệ thống điều khiển hỏa lực.

Hồi đầu năm nay, trang dẫn lời một quan chức giấu tên tại Bộ Ngoại giao Mỹ nói rằng Hà Nội đã đặt mua máy bay trinh sát không người lái Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle.

Khi đó, VOA Việt Ngữ có đặt câu hỏi đề nghị hãng Boeing xác nhận thông tin này, nhưng tới nay vẫn không nhận được hồi đáp.

Tổng thống Trump đã chào bán "máy bay, tên lửa" khi tới Hà Nội cuối năm ngoái.

Trong chuyến thăm Việt Nam cuối năm 2017, đương kim Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump đã chào bán cả “máy bay, tên lửa” khi gặp quan chức chủ nhà.

Vài tháng trước đó, sau cuộc gặp với Thủ tướng Việt Nam Nguyễn Xuân Phúc ở Nhà Trắng, hai bên đã ra thông cáo chung “hoan nghênh việc công bố các thỏa thuận thương mại mới với tổng trị giá 8 tỉ đôla”.

“Một nhà phân tích đã sáng tạo ra cụm từ ‘ngoại giao mua sắm’”, ông Thayer nói. Khi được hỏi rằng liệu cách tiếp cận mà nhiều người cho là mang tính giao dịch của ông Trump có hiệu quả với Hà Nội hay không, giáo sư nghiên cứu về Việt Nam nói:

“Xét về một khía cạnh nào đó, đúng, cách tiếp cận theo kiểu giao dịch của ông Trump hiệu quả. Tuy nhiên, trong trường hợp Việt Nam, mua thiết bị quân sự và vũ khí từ Mỹ còn là một vấn đề nhạy cảm vì yếu tố giá thành, các vấn đề tích hợp công nghệ và vấn đề di sản của Việt Nam dựa vào vũ khí của Liên Xô/Nga”.

Một chiếc chiến đấu cơ F-16 của Mỹ.

Theo một bài phân tích về quan hệ thương mại và kinh tế Việt – Mỹ, dẫn nhiều cơ quan báo chí khác nhau, Congressional Research Service, một cơ quan nghiên cứu của Quốc hội Mỹ, viết rằng Tổng thống Trump "muốn chứng kiến việc Mỹ bán vũ khí cho Việt Nam là một cách thức quan trọng để giảm bớt thâm hụt thương mại giữa hai nước”, và “chính quyền của ông Trump đã nhiều lần cho thấy mối quan tâm gia tăng việc bán vũ khí cho Việt Nam” cũng như “coi đó là một ưu tiên cho Bộ Quốc phòng, Bộ Ngoại giao và Đại sứ quán Mỹ ở Hà Nội”.

Bài viết nói rằng “Việt Nam được cho là quan tâm tới việc mua máy bay chiến đấu F-16, máy bay trinh sát săn ngầm P-3C Orion và các thiết bị theo dõi và trinh sát biển”.

Cơ quan nghiên cứu phục vụ cho các nhà lập pháp cũng như các ủy ban của Quốc hội Mỹ viết rằng “trong một số trường hợp, Quốc hội có thể đóng một vai trò quan trọng trong việc thông qua và bác bỏ các vụ mua bán vũ khí như vậy”.

Cơ quan thuộc Thư viện Quốc hội Mỹ viết rằng “hợp đồng bán vũ khí tiềm năng cho Việt Nam cũng đã gây ra tranh cãi ở Quốc hội [Mỹ]” vì “một số người phản đối do vấn đề nhân quyền ở Việt Nam”.

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Ini Daftar Nama Latin Hewan A-Z Lengkap! - Nama ilmiah ialah suatu nama yang dilatinkan untuk sebutan spesies tertentu pada makhluk hidup baik hewan maupun tumbuhan. Nama ilmiah atau dikenal dengan sebutan nama latin ini berlaku secara konvensional dengan cakupan internasional. Penggunaan dan penetuan nama ilmiah, dalam hal ini adalah nama ilmiah hewan, sepenuhnya telah diatur oleh International Code of Zoologi Nomenclature. Berikut adalah daftar nama ilmiah atau nama latin pada hewan yang diurutkan secara abjad :

Alap-alap Kecil= Falco longipenis lengipennia
Alap-alap (Burung) = Accipiter virgatus
Alap-alap kelelawar=Machairamphus aleinus
Alap-alap Sapi= Falco molluccensis
Alap-alap Madu= Pernis ptilorhynchus
Alap-alap Sikra= Accipiter badius
Anjing laut  = Monachus monachus
Angsa  = Cygnus cygnus
Anjing rakun =Nyctctereutes procycnoides
Anoa pegunungan=Anoa quarlesi
Anjing    = Canis lupus
Aus (Laba-Laba Berbahaya) =Atraax robustrus
Ayam hutan hijau =  Gallus varius
Ayam hutan hijau    = Gallus varius
Ayam buras     = Gallus domesticus
Ayam hutan kelabu =Gallus sonneratii
Ayam hutan Srilanka = Gallus lafayetii
Ayam hutan merah =Gallus gallus

Babirusa= Babyrousa babyrussa
Binturung=Arctictis binturong
Paus biru= Balaenoptera musculus
Banteng  = Bos sondaicus
Paus bersirip= Balaenoptera physalus
Babi Hutan= Sus scrofa vittatus
Babi    =Artamus leucorynchus
Babi hutan  = Sus scrofa
Babirusa= Babyroussa babyrussa
Badak bercula dua=  Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
Badak bercula satu=Rhinoceros sundaicus
Babirusa     =Babyrousa babyrussa
Badak hitam Afrika  = Diceros bicornis longipes
Badak putih   =Cerathoterium simum
Badak hitam   =Diceros bicornis
Badak  = Rhinoceros sonaicus
Bajing Hutan  =  Callosciurus nigrevitatus
Badak sumatera= Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Bajing Kelapa = Calosciurus notatus
Bajing Terbang =Petaurista elegants
Bajing Tanah  =Lariscus insignus
Bangau Hitam= Ciconia episcopus
Beruang coklat= Ursus arctos
Bangau Tongtong= Leptiptolus javanicus
Beruang Helarctos= malayanus
Beruang kacamata leher abu-abu = Lopohozosterops javanica
Beruang hitam   =Ursus thibetanus
Beruang kutub   = Ursus maritimus
Beruang Madu = Helarctos malayanus
Beruang madu dada coklat  = Conopophila albogularis
Beruang madu = Lichmera flavicans
Beruang madu pipi merah= Anthreptes malarensis
Beruang madu = Nectarinia chalcostetha
Beruang madu sesap madu= coklat Lichmera indistincta
Bintang Ular    = Ophiopholis aculeate
Bintang Ular Laut = Ophiothrix flagilis
Binturung  = Arsctictis binturong
Bulu Babi Duri Panjang= Diadema saxatile
Buaya   =      Crocodylus porosus
Bulu Babi Duri Pendek= Echinus sechulenthus
Bunglon  = Calotus jubatus
Bunglon = Calores versicolor
Burung Madu Sriganti = Nectarinia jugularis
Burung Pelikan= Pelecanus roseusroseus
Burung onta    =Rhea americana
Burung Perkutut  =Gleopelia striata
Burung Puyuh Turix= suscitator
Burung Pungguk  = Ninox sculata
Burung Rangkong= Bucerotidae
Burung udang =Raja udang (semua jenis dari famili Alcedinidae) Alcedinidae
Burung Tilil = Tlinga glareola
Beo Flores = Gracula religiosa mertensi
Bunglon = Calotes jubates
Belut   =Monopterus albus
Badak Jawa = Rhinoceros sondaicus
Beruang madu= Helarctos malayanus
Badak Sumatera= Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Cacing Hati Babi =Taenia solium
Cacing Hati Gajah= Wucherenia bancrofti
Cacing Hati = Fasciola hepatica
Cacing Hati Sapi  = Taenia saginata
Cacing Palolo = Eunice viridis
Cacing Kremi = Oxyuris vermacularis
Cacing Perut = Ascaris lumbricoides
Cendrawasih = Paradisea regiana
Cacing Sondari= Pheretima musica
Cendrawasih Raja  = Cicinnurus regius
Cumi Cumi = Doryteuthis bleekeri
Cheetah  = Acinonyx jubatus
Cumi-cumi = Loligo indica
Cicak  = Hemidactylus frenatus
Cumi-cumi Raksasa= Architeutis imperatos
Cobra   = Naja sputatix
Cukbo  = Bajing terbang Petaurista elegans

Dara Mahkota =Lorius lory
Dihe (Kera Gorontalo) =Macaca nigrescens
Dige (Kera Heck)  =Macaca hecki
Domba argali   =  Ovis ammon
Domba Mouflon  =  Ovis musimon
Domba domestrik=       Ovis aries
Domba salju = Ovis nivicola
Duyung =  Dugong dugong
Duyung Halicore=  dugong

Elang Brontok=Spizaetus cirrhatus
Elang bondol wulung =Hallastur indus
Elang Coklat   =  Accipiter fasciatus
Elang Ular =Spillornis chella
Elang Ular Bido=Spilormis cheela
Endoke (Kera Buton)= Macaca brunescens

Fonti (Kera Togean)= Macaca togeanus

Flamingo = Phoenicopterus ruber

Gajah afrika=  Loxodonta africana
Gajah Elephas =indicus
Gajah asia=  Elephas maximus
Gajah Elephas =maximus
Gorila / Orang Utan =Pongo pygmeus
Gelatik Jawa  =Podda oryzifora
Gorila   =Gorilla gorilla
Gurita Raksasa =Paroctopus defleini
Gurita =Octopus vulgaris

Harimau Dahan=  Neofelis nebulosa
Hada (Kera Sepatu)=  Macaca ochreata
Harimau Sumatera=Panthera tigris-sumatranus
Harimau =Felis tigris
Harimau  =  Panthera tigris
Hiu Geger Lintang Jinak = Rhincodon typus
Hiu Goblin =  Scapanohynchus owstoni
Hiu Biru Besar=  Prionace glauca
Hiu Macan Tutul=  Triakis semifasciata
Harimau Jawa =  Panthera tigris sondaica
Hiu Martil =  Sphyrna zygaena
Hiu   =  Squalus acanthias

Ikan raja laut   =Latimeria chalumnae
Ikan Gurami =  Osphronemus goramy
Ikan Bandeng =  Chanos chanos
Ikan Koki =  Carassius auratus
Ikan Mas =  Cyprinus caprio
Ikan Lele =  Clarias bathracus
Ikan Mujair   =  Tilapia massambica
Itik liar =  Cairina scutulata
Ikan Mujair =  Oreochromis mossambicus

Jalak gunung = Sturnus contra
Jalak Bali =  Leucopsar rotschildi
Jalak koci =  Copsychus chinensis
Jangkrik =  Gryllus bimaculatus
Jalak Putih =  Sturnus melanopterus
Jerapah  =  Giraffa cameliopardalis
Joja, Lutung Mentawai =Presbitys potenziani

Kadal =  Mabouya multifasciata
Kadal   =  Lacerta agilis
Kakak Tua Besar Jambul Kuning=Cacatua galerita
Kakak Tua Raja  =  Probosciger atertimus
Kakak Tua Kecil Jambul Kuning=Cacatua sulphurea
Kaki Seribu    =  Julus virgatus
Kangkareng Hitam =  Anthracoceros malayanus
Kalajengking Australia =Androctenus australis
Kanguru Pohon =  Dendrogalus ursinus
Kasuari  =  Casuarius casuarius
Kasturi Raja  =  Psittrichas fulgidus
Kasuari kecil  =  Casuarius bennetti
Kecoa   =  Periplanetal americana
Kecoa   =  Blattaria sp.
Kakatua putih besar jambul kuning = Cacatua galerita
Kutu Tikus  =Xenopsilla cheopis
Kakatua gofin  = Cacatua goffini
Kerang    =  Codakia figeria
Kerang Mutiara=Pinctada maxima
Kerang Hijau   =Mytilus viridis
Kerbau afrika   =  Syncerus caffer
Ketunggeng =  Hetereometrus cyneus
Kerbau   =  Bubalus bubalis
Ketunggeng =  Buthus afer
Koala   =           Phascolartus cinereus
Kijang  =  Muntiakus muntjak
Kobra  =  Naja tripudins
Kuda laut =  Hippocampus
Komodo   =Varanus komodoensis
Katak hijau =  Rana macrodon
Katak terbang =  Rachoporus renwardii
Katak pohon  =  Hylla
Ketam kelapa =  Birgus latro
Kambing Sumatera= Capricornis sumatrensis
Kowak merah =  Nycticorax caledonicus
Kanguru pohon (semua jenis dari genus Dendrolagus)= Dendrolagus spp.


Leopard   =  Uncia uncia
Lebah Madu =  Apis indica
Lilia Laut Bertangkai=Ptilocrinus pinnatus
Lintah Timor Tengah=Limnatis nilofica
Lilia Laut Tidak Bertangkai  =Metaricanus interuptus
Lumba-lumba tak bersirip=Neophocaena phocaenoides
Labi-labi besar =  Chitra indica
Lutung Jawa  =  Trachypithecus auratus

Monyet Sulawesi=  Macaca maura
Monyet Sulawesi=Macaca brunnescens
Monyet jambul=  Macaca tonkeana
Merak Hijau =  Pavo muticus
Mentok Rimba=  Carina scutulata
Menjangan, Rusa sambar (semua jenis dari genus Cervus) = Cervus spp.
Monyet hitam Sulawesi = Cynopithecus niger
Musang air   = Cynogale bennetti


Nuri Kepala Hitam= Lorius lory
Nuri Bayan =  Eklectus roratus
Nyamuk Malaria=  Anopheles sp.
Nuri Sangir =  Eos histrio
Nori merah kepala hitam=  Lorius domicellus
Nuri Sulawesi  =  Tanygnathus sumatranus

Orang utan=  Mawas Pongo pygmaeus
Opior Jawa=  Lophozophterops javanicus
Owa Jawa=  Hylobates moloch

Panda =  Pandanus sp.
Pacet   =Haemadipsa zeylanisa
Paok Hijau=  Pitta Sordida
Pekaka Emas=  Pelargopsis eapensis
Paok Pancawarna=  Pitta Guajana
Pelican    =  Pelecanus occidentalis
Penyu Bromo =  Caretta caretta
Penguin =  Apterodytes forsteri
Penyu    =  Chelonia mydas
Penyu Kulit =  Dermochelis coreaceae
Penyu hijau =  Chelonia mydas
Penyu Sisik =  Erethmochelys imbricata
Perkutut =  Geopelia striata
Penyu sisik temu=  Lepidochelys olivacea
Paus (semua jenis dari famili Cetacea) = Cetacea
Pinjal  =  Pulex iritans

Raja Udang biru jawa = Halchyon cyanoventris
Raja Udang biru=Ceyx azuera
Raja Udang biru kecil =Alcedo coerulescens
Remis  =  Asaphis detlorasa
Raja Udang Eurasia  =Alcedo atthis
Rubah arktik = Aloper lagopus
Rubah   =Vulpes vulpes
Rubah swift   =Vulpes velox
Rusa Bawean =Axis kuhli


Siamang Kerdil=  Hylobates klossii
Siamang =  Hylobates syndactilus
Sigung =  Mydaus javanensis
Singa  =  Panthera leo
Simakobu =  Simias concolor
Siput Darat   =  Achatina fulica
Sotong =  Sepia officinalis
Siput  =  Lymnaea truncatula
Sanca Timor   =  Phyton timorensis

Tapir  =  Tapirus senuk
Tapir=  Taphirus indiscus
Tapir=Acrocodia indica
Tikus clurut=Cucurut marina
Tupai =  Tupaya javanica
Tokek =  Gecko monorchus

Ular cobra/sendok=Naja sputatrix
Ular air =  Cerberus rynchops
Ular hijau =  Trimeresurus albbolabris
Ular weling =Bungarus candius
Ular kadut =  Acerochordus granulatas
Ulat Sutra   =  Bombyx mori
Ungko (Gibon Bertangan Hitam) =Hylobates agilis
Undur-Undur =Myrmeleon frontalis
Undur-udur   =  Myrmeleon frontalis
Undur-udur   =Myrmeleon frontalis
Ungko Kalimantan=Hylobates muelleri
Ular tanah  =  Angkistrodon rhodostima
Ungko Lengan Putih =Hylobates lar
Ular  =  Aerochordus granulatus

Walang Sangit=  Leptacorisa acuta
Wader  =  goa Puntius microps
Walet  =  Collocalia fuchipaga
Wereng Coklat=  Nilaparvata lugens
Walrus  =  Odobenus rasmanus
Wereng Hijau =  Nephoterix apicalis

Zebra = Equus zebra

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...Κι όποιος διαβάζει την «Δεντρόμορφη Παναγία», δεν μπορεί παρά να αισθανθεί πως για τον ποιητή φαίνεται να κατοικεί μέσα στο κάθε πλάσμα ο ίδιος ο Δημιουργός. Αντιλαμβάνεται ο προσεκτικός αναγνώστης πως στην εσώτερη αντίληψη του ιερωμένου ποιητή Δημιουργός και δημιούργημα συμπίπτουν, γι’ αυτό δεν υπάρχουν μικρά και μεγάλα, υπάρχουν μόνο δημιουργήματα. Γιατί «οι χυμοί της ζωής κυκλοφορούνε συγχρόνως/ αλληλέγγυα σ’ όλο το σώμα της δημιουργίας» (σελ. 150). Γι’ αυτό και ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος θρηνεί για το δέντρο που κόψανε άξαφνα κι απροσδόκητα μπροστά από το παράθυρό του. Θρηνεί την καστανιά  
«που για τόσα χρόνια ήταν η φυσική κουρτίνα 
στο πλατύ μεγάλο παράθυρο 
ακουμπισμένη κατάσαρκα στα τζάμια» (σελ. 48). 
Κι όταν ο δεσμός τους ο ιερός κόπηκε μαζί με το δέντρο που βίαια κι απροσδόκητα κόψανε είναι ως να αφαίρεσαν ένα κομμάτι από τον ίδιο τον εαυτό του, ως να σταμάτησαν οι χυμοί της ζωής του ποιητή να επικοινωνούν με τους χυμούς του δένδρου. Δημιουργείται κενό και τότε δικαίως εκείνος διαμαρτύρεται, υψώνει τη φωνή του, πλέκει τον δικό του ύμνο για την «Δεντρόμορφη Παναγία»: 

Το κόψανε το δέντρο το ιερό 
ημέρα Σάββατο δώδεκα Μαΐου 
κι όμως ολόκληρο το Redfern υποκρίνεται 
πως δεν πήρε είδηση τον ανίερο φόνο. 
Θα βάλω λοιπόν να σημάνουν αργά 
δεκαπέντε χτυπήματα του Καθεδρικού οι καμπάνες 
όσα τα χρόνια που συζήσαμε μυστικά 
η Καστανιά Παντάνασσα, 
κι εγώ χωρίς ανάσα. 
Θα βάλω ακόμη τ' άλλα δέντρα της αυλής  
να χαμηλώσουν τα κλαδιά -μεσίστιες σημαίες 
και τα πτηνά να βουβαθούνε ομοθυμαδόν 
ενός λεπτού σιγή για τη δεντρόμορφη Παναγία. 
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MannyM wrote:

I'd like to play Agricola at some point... even if it is to tick a box.

To be fair though, I liked what I played of the digital version.

Happy to bring for you. Talk to Eduardo. He was solely digital and I believe enjoyed it IRL.

I was already a fan but sitting down at a table IRL is always better. You should give it a crack Manny.
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High-class English sprinter Home Of The Brave is set to make his Australian debut in a race that, on paper, should suit him admirably at Flemington, Australia, on Saturday, 11 August.

Home Of The Brave ready to impress in Australian debut

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Australia’s population hit 25 million this year which highlights how quickly the numbers of migrants reaching the country have risen. That inward flow of migrants coupled with robust demand from China for the country’s primary exports has helped to keep Australia’s growth trajectory on an expansionary path for decades.

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Oxford Study Finds Conservatives Are ‘Right To Be Skeptical’ of Scientists

An initial note:  The leading author in the paper mentioned below is Nathan Cofnas, not Confas.  It is of course an unusual name so confusion is understood. It is a Lithuanian Jewish name.

I have read the original academic journal article and rather admire the way Nathan has minimized his upsetting of applecarts.  Most social psychological research is utter bilge but Nathan quotes a lot of it with a straight face. He establishes his point about biased scientists even while not criticizing a lot of biased science.

So his paper is a very scholarly and thorough discussion of three areas where the positions of the scientific establishment are unreasonably liberal. And he doesn't even mention global warming!  Conservatives have long been acutely aware of the liberal bias in academe but Cofnas gives detailed chapter and verse coverage of how that affects scientific findings.

I myself worked for ten years in a sociology department of a highly rated Australian university and rapidly became aware that all of the other teaching staff were Marxists of one stripe or another -- so it was clear from that that conservative ideas would not get fair consideration, if they were considered at all.

Cofnas mentions the difficulty that conservatives have in getting results of their research published in the academic journals.  I experienced that and had to go to great lengths to overcome it.  I overcame it by doing much higher quality work than Leftist authors were presenting  -- which was not actually that hard.

By that I am referring to the virtually universal practice among psychologists of carrying out their research using either white rats or available groups of freshman students.  Such studies are no more than childish games.  To arrive at any sort of generalizable conclusion, you have to base your research on  a representative sample of the population you wish to discuss. Normal psychological research, however, does nor use representative samples of anything.  They do not even attempt to use representative samples of freshman students!  Yet such totally useless research results are routinely presented as if they were generalizable to all humanity!  That is just about as far away from real science as you can get.  It's about as authoritative as medieval theology.

So I used that to my advantage.  I did my research using real random samples of specifiable populations. I went out and doorknocked, for instance -- something that would give almost any leftist academic the horrors. So when my papers came up for evaluation, editors and referees would have looked absurd  even to themselves if they rejected the only bit of generalizable research that they had ever seen.  Even then, however, if I questioned liberal dogma too sharply or sweepingly, my papers were rejected.  Like Cofnas I had to stick to a careful consideration of just a few detailed points.

So conservatives do well to be skeptical of conclusions from liberal social scientists. Their conclusions are not only biased, they are in general just rubbish by normal scientific standards, and blatant rubbish at that.

Wisely, Cofnas did not extend his critique to global warming. But that allegedly "scientific" theory was obviously wrong from its first formulation in the 80s.  The theory is that the worldwide expansion of industrialization after WWII led to a great increase in atmospheric CO2 and that that rise in turn caused a rise in the global temperature.

And they were half right.  CO2 levels did shoot up steadily in that timeframe.  But here is the catch:  Temperature levels did not.  They plateaued. Over a 30 year period from 1945 to 1975 there was no rise in the global temperature.  Temperatures just bobbed up and down around a static average.  Temperatures at the end of the period were essentially the same as at the beginning.  It would be hard to think of a clearer disproof of the temperature effects of CO2.  When Warmists are confronted by that fact they mumble something about "special factors".  Special factors that exactly  cancelled out rising CO2 effects for 30 years?

Conservatives have long been skeptical of certain scientific claims, especially in regard to the science behind man-made global warming.

However, a study by the University of Oxford suggests that there may be a reason for that. In fact, they go as far as to say that conservatives have a “right” to be skeptical of scientists.

The study “Does activism in the Social Sciences Explain Conservatives’ Distrust of Scientists?” was led by Professor of Biology for the University of Oxford Nathan Confas and was first published online back in 2017. However, the study was brought to light again when it was republished this month in the recent issue of the American Sociologist.

While conservatives’ distrust in scientists has increasingly decreased every year since 1974, there has been little understanding as to why.

The research hits the well-repeated claim that conservatives often dismiss scientific claims because they contradict their religious beliefs. There are some who believe that conservatives throw out these scientific claims because, as Confas and his team note, it “threatens their worldview.”

However, Confas told Campus Reform that this was a “misguided approach.” Additionally, he said that “liberals and conservatives are equally likely to discredit science if it conflicts with their world-view.”

Confas proposed that the reason so many conservatives are skeptical is that there is an increase of liberalism within the scientific community.

He cited a recent study to prove his point. The study surveyed 479 sociology professors, and only 4 percent identified as conservative or libertarian. Compare this with the 86 percent who identify themselves as liberal or left-radical.

Additionally, Confas suggests that goal of sociology “involves reorganizing society to fight inequality, oppression, poverty, hierarchy, and the like. Its ideological orientation arose out of … civil rights, feminism, Marxism, and other progressive movements.”

But it’s not just the area of sociology where this bias is creeping in. UNT professor George Yancy published a piece titled, “Yes Academic Bias is a Problem and We Need to Address It.”

“Given the reality that academics are much more politically progressive and irreligious than the general population, one should be concerned about the potential of liberal and secular bias,” he wrote. “Those like myself are also concerned about academic bias simply because such bias can lead to bad science.”

It’s this “bias” that leads to “bad science” that is concerning to Confas. He told Campus Reform, “Taking the easy route isn’t something that I or my coauthors are tempted to do. We want to do our part to help correct the science.”

He added, “Conservatives are right to be skeptical. Take any politicized issue that is connected to some disagreement about scientific fact. I do not believe there is a single case in the last couple decades where a major scientific organization took a position that went against the platform of the Democratic Party.”



Flashback: Trump Stops Motorcade After Seeing Firefighters in Full Turnouts

President Donald Trump has made respect for the men and women who serve our communities a top priority for his administration. Whether it’s police or firefighters, he’s been conspicuously generous with his praise.

That translates into plenty of speeches and tweets, but also real-world displays like this one from Bethpage, New York.

According to BizPac Review, the incident took place in May as the president was leaving a forum on illegal immigration. (Long Island has seen a wave of violence from the MS-13 gang. The president spent part of the meeting paying tribute to families who had lost loved ones to the violence.)

That’s not what got everyone talking, however. What has created a buzz was a bunch of firemen standing to salute the president in their full turnouts — fire helmets, jackets, boots, the whole nine yards.

And, as it turned out, the president was more than willing to salute them by stopping his motorcade. The video shows several vehicles go by as the firemen are saluting. Then, as the presidential limo came by, it stopped.

A few individuals emerged from the limo, after which the very familiar figure of President Trump could be seen getting out.

Cheers greeted the president as he walked over to the group. He eventually signalled the men to come over and the two sides greeted each other warmly.

“Thank you, thank you,” Trump said as he shook the hands of the firemen.

“That’s awesome!” one of the firefighters could be heard saying. And, indeed, you can’t say they didn’t get the experience of a lifetime.

YouTube users seemed to agree. “Best president ever!” one wrote.  “President Trump…..a man for the people. He loves America and he loves her people,” another wrote.

Keep in mind that full firefighter turnout gear isn’t exactly a) light or b) cool. May isn’t the coolest month in New York, either. For these guys to be out in the street with their full gear on says a lot about how they feel about the president.

Then again, the president has said a lot about how he feels about them. Just this past weekend, Trump told an Ohio rally audience that his administration is “standing up for the heroes who protect our country.”

If these firemen are any indication, that relationship is definitely reciprocal.



Elizabeth Warren under fire after ripping U.S. criminal-justice system at Netroots Nation

She's just solid evil

Republican Senate hopeful Beth Lindstrom called Monday on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize for denouncing the U.S. criminal-justice system as “racist … front to back.”

“Sen. Warren needs to apologize to every police officer, judge, corrections department employee, probation worker and the many other honest and decent people in our criminal justice system who have been smeared by her alienating and careless rhetoric,” Ms. Lindstrom said in a statement.

She referred to Ms. Warren’s comments Friday at Netroots Nation, an annual left-wing gathering, where the Democratic senator appeared as part of a session at Dillard University in New Orleans.

“Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” Ms. Warren said. “It’s racist. It is. And when I say our system, I mean all the way. I mean front to back. We’re talking about the front end on what you declare to be illegal; on how you enforce it, on who gets arrested.”

Those taking umbrage at the Democratic senator’s blast included the right-leaning Boston Herald editorial board, which asked, “Is there any hard-working American who Elizabeth Warren has not condemned?”

“The United States is a terrible place. At least that appeared to be the theme of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ominous chat at a historically black college on Friday,” said the Herald op-ed headlined, “Liz Warren keeps playing blame game.”

Ms. Lindstrom, one of three Republicans seeking the party’s nomination in the Sept. 4 primary, accused Ms. Warren of smearing those who work in the justice system to boost her chances for a possible presidential run in 2020.

“Words like this are polarizing and divisive: completely used for personal political gain for 2020, without regard for how they sound to the many good people in Massachusetts and around the country who are punishing criminals, keeping us safe and administering justice,” Ms. Lindstrom said.

Others pointed out that until recently, the Justice Department was headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who succeeded Eric Holder during the Obama administration. Both are black.



A compromise that might be needed for immigration reform

Rejection of House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration bill on June 27 by a lopsided 121-301 margin may be exactly what is needed to end the decades long immigration reform gridlock, if more-moderate House conservatives learn the right lesson from the bill’s failure.

The compromise bill was intended to attract support from these more moderate Republicans after a more restrictionist bill proposed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), was defeated 193-231 the previous week. Neither of the bills received a single Democratic vote.

In truth the votes, rather than serious attempts to fix immigration policy, were just political theater in advance of this Fall’s midterm elections. Everyone involved knew that neither bill would attract the necessary Democratic support needed to pass the Senate.

Because Goodlatte’s bill, which would have created legal protection for fewer immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and more severely restricted future legal immigration, received greater support, there is danger that Republicans will believe that more restrictive immigration bills may have more of a chance of passing in the future.

Although President Trump ultimately supported the compromise bill, he had previously tweeted that “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November” and that “We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

That’s exactly the wrong lesson. Republicans are so deeply divided on this issue that even if they gain seats in both houses of Congress, immigration reform would still require bipartisan support to become law. To get bipartisan support they’ll have to forgo the votes of those members of Congress who want to decrease legal immigration. Both recent proposals alienated Democrats with changes that would have decreased future legal immigration through existing family reunification visas.

Though you might not know it from the angry rhetoric, U.S. public opinion has been becoming more favorable, not less, on immigration in recent years. According the Gallup Poll that asks “Should Immigration Be Kept at Its Present Level, Increased, or Decreased?” 39 percent of respondents said immigration should be kept at current levels. While 29 percent said immigration levels should decrease, that number was down from 38 percent two years ago. Similarly, the 28 percent that said immigration should increase was up from 21 percent two years ago. Opinions have trended in these directions for decades and two years of President Trump’s rhetoric hasn’t changed this. As the opinions of voters continue their trend in this direction, politicians will ultimately follow.

Any immigration reform bill that stands a chance of becoming law, with the current Congress or in the foreseeable future, will need to be less restrictive than the ones the Republicans just proposed. That’s a good thing, not just for immigrants, but for native born Americans as well.

Economists who study immigration do not find the negative consequences that many people imagine. Immigration raises the income, on average, of the native born. Immigrants create about as many jobs as they take and they don’t depress wages of the vast majority of Americans.

Passable immigration reform today would likely trade funding for a border wall for a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States illegally when they were children. Law and order Republicans could claim that they were securing the border and they could defend themselves against charges of “amnesty.” Since this reform only applies to people brought here as children, they could point out that when children break most other laws in the United States they are held to a lesser standard than adults and that this is no different.

Democrats would be wise to sign on to such deal too. Net migration from Mexico has been negative since the Great Recession. So, while symbolic, the wall would do little to change immigration numbers.

Such a reform would still leave 11 to 12 million immigrants, most of whom contribute to our overall prosperity, in the United States illegally. But no politically viable proposal is possible for them at the moment. Hopefully, if voters’ opinions continue to move in the direction they have been moving, even this may be possible in the future.




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          'In a Cane Field' by Emily Avila      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In a Cane Field (16min, 2016, Australia, 16mm)
Written and directed by Emily Avila.
Based on the short story 'The Serrambi Case' by Brazilian author, Frances de Pontes Peebles.

Synopsis: In a beachside tourist town, the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field. Her murder is a mystery that envelops the community as those close to the girl grapple with death, in all its senselessness.

Starring Yasmin Honeychurch, Indiarose Thomas, Hugh Parker, Lindy Honeychurch and Michael Tuahine
Producers - Emily Avila & Coralie Tapper
Company - Cosmia Films (
Cinematographer - Adric Watson (
Editor - Adric Watson
Sound Designer - Dylan Barfield
Composer - Jonathon Trevillien
Production Design - Aprille Asfoura & Arundhati Madan
Costume Design - Arundhati Madan
Hair & Make-up Artist - Billie Weston
Produced with the assistance of Screen Queensland (

Cast: Emily Avila

Tags: Australia, Emily Avila, Yasmin Honeychurch, Adric Watson, sugarcane, Queensland, Coralie Tapper and Indiarose Thomas

          Australian golfer dies after cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer.
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          Australia strips citizenship from Islamic State supporters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An Australian government minister says five former dual nationals have been stripped of their Australian citizenship due to their involvement with the Islamic State group overseas

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          How many people make a good city? It’s not the size that matters, but how you use it      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia’s population clock is, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, steadily ticking away at an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 23 seconds. It’s set to tick over to 25 million around 11pm tonight. Many are debating what the ideal population is for a country like Australia. But because […]
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Helibiz helicopter safari recently returned from a 6500km trip across Australia. They brought with them 41 people to their fundraising auction. This year, Helibiz has raised $25K for the Dolly’s Dream campaign, a charity to help raise awareness of bullying and suicide, reports Whitsunday Times.  
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Shanina Mahinur Shaik, born February 11, 1991, is an Australian model. Born and raised in Melbourne, Austalia, Shaik’s mother is...
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In Vietnam, Platts reports that similar to the reaction of Australian drivers with the introduction of E10, drivers in Vietnam are preferring to fill up with 95 octane gasoline rather than 92 octane that has 5% ethanol despite the lower price. The preference for E0 fuels has prompted additional imports of gasoline rather than reducing […]
          Comment on Aussie Agriculture Minister on Climate Change: “I don’t give a rat’s if it’s man-made or not … you shouldn’t feel afraid to turn on a heater or light at night.” by Crispin in Waterloo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tom Thank you for remembering the hundreds of millions who have no electricity at all, and have to pay cash to a kiosk to get their phones charged once a week to receive text messages from family employed in the cities. The Minister is talking common sense - a rare commodity as we know. Curiously, in several countries in Central "Cold" Asia, electricity is taken as a right, and virtually the entire population has it (over 95%), even if they do not use it for heating. My point is that soon there will be a greater % of Australians without reliable electricity than people living in rural Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan. You know your economy is in trouble when your social metrics are outperformed by the 'Stans (apologies to the 'Stans for using you as an example - there are others). And how much does electricity cost the poor in Kyrgyzstan? It was recently increased to $0.02 per KWH from $0.015. Suck on that, Sydney.
          Comment on Aussie Agriculture Minister on Climate Change: “I don’t give a rat’s if it’s man-made or not … you shouldn’t feel afraid to turn on a heater or light at night.” by commieBob      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<blockquote> Renewable backed by batteries is an even more ridiculous proposition ... </blockquote> Yep. The only viable grid backup is pumped hydro where the geography is favorable. It's been used for years because it makes economic sense. <br><br> I've been following ammonia fuel. It can be made from water and air using surplus electricity. It can be stored cheaply in tanks. The latest development comes from Australia. <a href="" rel="nofollow">link</a> IMHO, ammonia's only reason for being is to make renewables feasible. It doesn't hold a candle to cheap fracked oil and gas. <br><br> p.s. I've followed a lot of energy developments over the years. Many have survived the pilot plant stage. None of them have survived long into the production stage. Ammonia fuel is now in the pilot plant stage in many projects all over the world. It looks like it may be viable for niche applications. In that regard it is much like solar and wind. :-)
          Comment on Aussie Agriculture Minister on Climate Change: “I don’t give a rat’s if it’s man-made or not … you shouldn’t feel afraid to turn on a heater or light at night.” by Tom Gelsthorpe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia is less than 1/3 of 1% of the world's population -- 25 million out of 7.6 billion on earth. That's less than Rhode Island's 1 million share of the 200 million Americans in the eastern third of the U.S. There is nothing measurable Aussies can do, or avoid doing, to change the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere. Metropolitan Shanghai in China alone has more people than Australia. The most industrialized region in China surrounding the Pearl River delta in the Southeast, has 80 million people, more than three times the population of Australia, and almost double the population of California, the U.S. state turning the most somersaults to decrease their "carbon footprint." China imports much of Australia's coal and iron ore to continue China's modernization. China produces and consumes as much coal, steel, and cement -- all high carbon-footprint industrial materials -- as the rest of the world put together. If Australia tries to revert to a non-industrial lifestyle, China could buy all Australia's significant assets. China could demand a more generous immigration policy and recolonize Australia with four years worth of China's annual population growth, without touching their base population. When virtue-signaling becomes indistinguishable from futility-signaling, policies need to be re-examined.
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A FIVE-year-old Australian girl seeking experimental treatment for an incurable brain tumour in Mexico died overnight after three months in a coma.
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With an extremely heavy heart, Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia formally advise of the passing of Jarrod Lyle, aged 36.
          14% increase in the number of homeless in Australia - عدد المشردين في أستراليا ارتفع بنسبة 14% مَن المسؤول؟      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The number of homeless people has gone up to over 116 thousand. This figure represents a 14% increase since 2011.


على رغم المبادرات الحكومية الكثيرة وشبكة الضمانات الاجتماعية الواسعة فإن المشردين في أستراليا نحو ازدياد! هذا ما أظهرته أرقام جديدة نُشرت أمس، علماً أن الأرقام ذاتها كشفت عن انخفاض نسبة المشردين بين السكان الأصليين.

          Economic Impacts of Migration and Population Growth - تزايد عدد السكان في أستراليا وتداعياته الاقتصادية      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom



 التداعيات الاقتصادية لتزايد عدد السكانم في أستراليا


          Homelessness in Australia - أكثر من 116 ألف متشرداً في أستراليا ولا أمل قريب في التغيير      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The number of homeless people keeps rising in Australia. With no clear national plan and a lack of affordable housing, there's no sign of things getting better. 


يزداد عدد المشردين في أستراليا وسط غياب خطة وطنية وانعدام منازل بأسعار مناسبة ولا أمل في تحسين الوضع.

          Australian military assistance for Lebanese army - هبة عسكرية أسترالية للجيش اللبناني سوف يعلن عنها خلال زيارة لقائد الجيش إلى كانبرا      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces General Joseph Aoun will be visiting Australia on the 20th of May.

The official visit will start in Canberra where he will meet Australian military officials who will announce a military aid to the Lebanese Army.

The first of its kind donation is the result of continuous efforts of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its president Mr Faddy Zouki.

This interview in Arabic sheds light on this visit and on a trade mission to Lebanon that the ALCCI is preparing for and which will take place in August.


كُشف النقاب عن هبة عسكرية سوف يقدمها الجيش الأسترالي إلى الجيش اللبناني تتكون من مئة سيارة دفع رباعي من نوع رانج روفر، وسبع كاسحات ألغام. 

          Sky News removed from Melbourne railway stations after extremist interview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

‘Hatred and racism have no place on our screens,’ Victorian transport minister says

The Victorian government has directed the state’s trains authority to remove Sky News from railway stations amid a sustained backlash to the broadcaster’s decision to interview the far-right extremist Blair Cottrell.

Jacinta Allan, Victoria’s transport minister, revealed in a tweet on Thursday morning that she had told Metro Trains to remove Sky News from station screens in Melbourne’s city centre.

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          Chelsea Manning on the far right, state surveillance and their lessons for Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Manning says Donald Trump is not an aberration but the inevitable conclusion of the US political system

Though she is best known for her role in leaking state secrets, Chelsea Manning is more engaged in what she calls “regular activism” at the moment, which in today’s America means fighting neo-Nazis.

Manning – who is about to make her first trip to Australia in September on a speaking tour – will come to our shores with warnings about the rise of white nationalism in the United States, the police state and what citizens should do to fight back.

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Opposition says it will rein in what it considers to be wasteful spending on contractors and consultants

Labor will commit to abolishing the public service staffing cap, declaring it a false economy where one saving on public servants ends up costing taxpayers much more in consultants and contractors.

The shadow finance minister, Jim Chalmers, will make the commitment in a speech to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on Thursday, where he will pledge to rein in wasteful spending on contractors and consultants.

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Wall Street Journal

SEC Probes Tesla CEO Musk's Tweets
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WASHINGTON—U.S. regulators are asking Tesla Inc. TSLA -2.43% whether Chief Executive Elon Musk was truthful when he tweeted that he had secured funding for what would be the largest-ever corporate buyout, people familiar with the matter said.
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Federal prosecutors in New York charged New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins, his son and another man with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged insider trading scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

          Australia's Lyle dies following long cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died at the age of 36 after a long battle with cancer.

          Every elderly Australian will now be offered a reverse mortgage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Under the new plan, if a 66-year-old took up the proposed offer and lived until 91, he or she could receive a total of AUD$295,000 worth of ongoing payments, which would simultaneously be removed from the equity in their home.
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The banking royal commission is continuing its super hearings, with NAB set for a final grilling, while Australian Super and IOOF are slated to appear later today.

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Former defence personnel who study in Australia feel university can be difficult, demoralising and isolating, researchers have found.

          'My time was short': Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies of cancer just eight days after deciding to go into palliative care with his wife Briony saying he wanted to thank everyone for their support.

          Comment on Alex Jones: Infowars has racked up 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours by KenC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LOL, Australia, a peace-loving nation!?!
          Researchers solved mystery of clownfish coloration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The anemonefish is more familiarly known as the clownfish, as its bright coloration reminds of the face painting of a clown. The striking and unique coloration consists of white stripes on an orange background, but its biological function has remained a mystery thus far. Now, a study by the researchers of the University of Turku and the University of Western Australia has revealed new information on the coloration of the fish.
          Cancer claims Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle at age 36      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shortly after Jarrod Lyle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia for the second time, in March 2012, Lyle’s peers on the PGA Tour (...)
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          By the numbers: Unprecedented devastation of California's wildfires      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wildfires have turned California into a smoke-filled, hazardous landscape as thousands of firefighters — some from as far away as Australia and New Zealand — struggle to contain more than a dozen massive blazes. Many of these fires began during July, which was a brutally hot month across the state.

Why it matters: The unprecedented wildfire siege has killed at least 9 people and burned thousands of homes and businesses across the state. There is no sign of any beneficial rains to come, and we're not yet at the peak of the fire season, which normally comes in the fall. In other words, the situation may get worse before it gets better.

By the numbers:

  • The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is comprised of two large wildfires burning within a few miles of one another, has become the first California wildfire on record to eclipse 300,000 acres in size. This is equivalent to the size of Los Angeles, which is the sixth-largest city in the U.S.
  • There is a trend, driven by climate change, decades of fire management policies and human development, toward larger fires in California. Heat is a big factor in these fires.
  • California had its hottest month on record in July, with average temperatures at 5°F above the 20th Century average. Death Valley, California, set a record for the hottest month of any location on Earth, NOAA found.
  • Out of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history, only one occurred before 1950.
  • All of the top 10 largest wildfires have taken place during the past decade, with four out of the top 5 occurring since 2010.
  • California has seen 4,723 wildfires since Jan. 1, with 749,770 acres burned so far this year, according to Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. This is well above the 5-year average of 18,587 acres burned by this date.
  • The acres burned in California so far is equal to almost four times the city of New York, three-quarters of the state of Rhode Island and is more than four times the city of Chicago.

The bottom line: Given where we are in the fire season, it's likely that the area burned in California this year will eclipse 1 million acres. The Mendocino Complex, for example, is not expected to be controlled — let alone completely extinguished — until sometime in September.

  • And we've yet to see the fire danger spike in southern California, which typically comes in the fall, when strong Santa Ana winds blow hot, dry air down mountainsides and through canyons, threatening a highly populated region.

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          Rep. Chris Collins arrested for securities fraud      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rep. Christopher Collins (R-NY), one of the first members of Congress to support President Trump, was arrested on Wednesday morning for "charges tied to securities fraud," NBC News reports.

The details: Collins surrendered himself to the FBI earlier on Wednesday. He's being charged along with his son, Cameron Collins, and his son's fiancée's father, Stephen Zarsky. The case is related to Australian biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, of which the congressman was on the Board of Directors, the indictment states.

  • Collins is expected to appear in federal court in New York later on Wednesday, NBC reports.
  • The congressman's attorneys said in a statement, per NBC: "We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in Court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name. ... We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated."
  • Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Collins would be removed from the House Energy and Commerce Committee until the matter is settled and face an investigation from the House Ethics Committee.

The charges:

  • Christopher Collins: 7 counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements.
  • Cameron Collins: 7 counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements.
  • Stephen Zarksy: 4 counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements.

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Ford hopes to nab the attention of Chinese customers by unveiling a new midsize sport utility vehicle specifically designed for the region, placing an emphasis on more space for less money — a concept which would likely be appreciated worldwide. However, the model isn’t entirely new. The automaker is actually reviving the Ford Territory, an Australian-market […]

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Arizona State finds that Krauss did it.

An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016.

“Responsive action is being taken to prevent any further recurrence of similar conduct,” ASU’s executive vice president and provost, Mark Searle, wrote in a 31 July letter to Melanie Thomson, a microbiologist based in Ocean Grove, Australia, who is an outspoken advocate for women in science. Thomson, who witnessed the breast-grabbing incident, received the investigative reportfrom ASU’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and shared it with Science.

In response to an

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Trump-supporting Congress dude busted for insider trading.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. was arrested Wednesday morning on federal insider trading charges, law enforcement officials said.

An indictment obtained from a federal grand jury alleges relates to Australian biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics, on which Collins served as a board member.

The indictment alleges Collins scrambled to call his son from the White House lawn and tell him non-public information about a failed drug trial in which they both owned shares.

Nice touch that he did it from the White House lawn. I wonder if he passed Melania in her $1400 plaid shirt and pristine jeans pretending to “garden.”

Collins was Trump’s first supporter in Congress, and was reportedly a member

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Australian rugby league legend Billy Slater will finish his "unbelievable" career at the end of the season.
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Dưới đây là 18 loại đồ uống đáng thử nhất, dành cho khách du lịch tới Trung Quốc.

1. Bia đen Sinkiang

Còn có tên là bia đen Xinjiang, loại bia này thoang thoảng mùi lạc và có xuất xứ từ vùng Tây Bắc Trung Quốc. Bia đen Sinkiang khá nặng, có vị ngọt của đường đen. Loại bia này hợp với thịt cừu và các loại gia vị đi cùng thịt. Bạn có thể thử bia này thi bằng a2 ở bất kỳ nhà hàng kiểu Xinjiang nào.

2. Rượu whisky pha trà xanh

18 đồ uống nổi tiếng, đã đến Trung Quốc không nên bỏ qua

Dân ăn đêm ở Trung Quốc rất thích đồ uống này. Khi pha rượu whisky với trà xanh ngọt, món đồ uống có vị dịu ngọt rất hấp dẫn. bởi thế, nhiều quán bar hạng sang cũng pha chế món này. Bạn hãy thử ở nhà hàng Vics, trong sân vận động công nhân ở quận Chaoyang, Thượng Hải, Trung Quốc.

3. Trà sữa trân châu

Một trong những món đồ uống nức tiếng không chỉ ở Trung Quốc mà khắp thế giới, đó là trà sữa dùng kè thạch hay trân châu. Trà sữa ở Trung Quốc có vị hơi đắng sau khi uống. Những viên trân châu dai dẻo được làm từ sắn và có độ mềm nhất thiết. Nếu bạn có dịp đến Trung Quốc, hãy thử món này ở Bakery 85 độ C, một chuỗi tiệm bánh có mặt ở hầu hết các thành phố.

4. Soda muối

Một loại đồ uống có ga được chuộng từ những năm 1960, đây chính là đồ giải khát được người dân Trung Quốc yêu thích nhất trước khi có Coca-Cola. Thứ nước ngọt sủi bọt này có vị chanh và bạc hà rất sảng khoái. Nhiều hàng tạp hóa ở Trung Quốc có bán soda muối, nhất là các hàng ở Thượng Hải.

5. Cà phê Yunnan

18 đồ uống nổi tiếng, đã đến Trung Quốc không nên bỏ qua

Giới sành sẽ rất thích hạt cà phê vị quế của hãng AiNi. Không đậm đặc bằng các hạt khác nhưng loại cà phê này lại có vị quế và hương thảo mộc mạnh. thành ra, hơn 98% sản lượng cà phê của Trung Quốc đến từ vùng Yunnan. Đến cả chuỗi café nức danh Starbucks cũng để ý đến AiNi: hai hãng đã ký hiệp đồng sáp nhập tháng 2/2012. Hãy thử cà phê Yunnan ở toàn bộ các hàng Starbucks tại Trung Quốc.

6. Trà Tieguanyin

Còn được biết đến dưới tên "Ngọc Quan Âm", Tieguanyin vừa là trà xanh vừa là trà đen nhưng lại có màu hơi vàng. Với mùi hương hoa dịu nhẹ và vị phối hợp chua - ngọt - đắng, loại trà hảo hạng này còn có dư vị mật ong sau khi uống xong. Bạn có thể mua loại trà này ở nhiều nơi bán trà khắp Trung Quốc nhưng nơi có Tieguanyin ngon nhất là Anxi ở tỉnh Fujian. Khi trà được thu hoạch vào mùa xuân và mùa hạ, lá trà ở đây được gọi là "những lá ngọc lục bảo". Còn nếu bạn muốn thử trà thôi thì hãy đến Wan Ling Tea House ở Thượng Hải.

7. Jiuniang (rượu gạo ủ)

Được uống từ bát như súp nhưng thực ra Jiuniang chính là một loại rượu có lượng cồn thấp, được ủ hoa mộc nên có mùi thơm nhẹ nhàng. Có rất nhiều loại rượu gạo được bày bán trong siêu thị nhưng trong nhà hàng thì không có loại rượu này. Nếu bạn muốn thử, hãy nếm Jiuniang trong dịp lễ Đông chí.

8. Sữa đậu nành

18 đồ uống nổi tiếng, đã đến Trung Quốc không nên bỏ qua

Đậu tương vàng được thu hoạch khắp Trung Quốc để làm sữa đậu nành. Người Trung Hoa diễn tả món đồ uống này "có một vị ngọt nhẹ tự nhiên". Khi kết hợp nhiều loại đậu khác nhau thì sữa sẽ có vị khác nhau. Nhiều người cũng tự làm đồ uống này tại nhà. vơ các quầy tạp hóa đều có cả sữa đậu nành ngọt và sữa đậu nành không ngọt.

9. Trà hoa cúc

Có vị và mùi hơi ngái của hoa cúc, loại trà này không chỉ là đồ uống thường ngày mà còn là một vị thuốc. Trà hoa cúc có nhiều công dụng đối với sức khỏe như giảm cholesterol và chữa bệnh viêm xoang. Thứ trà này rất phổ biến trong các nhà hàng và quán trà ở Trung Quốc, nhưng nức tiếng nhất là ở Hồ Bắc, Hàng Châu hay núi Hoàng Sơn.

10. Bia Tsingtao

Bia Tsingtao là bia Trung Quốc phổ biến nhất thế giới, được bán ở 62 nhà nước. Một loại bia nhẹ với vị mạch nha, Tsingtao rất dễ uống và không bị đắng. Được sản xuất ở thành thị ven biển Thanh Đảo, bia Tsingtao dùng nước suối từ Lao Sơn, tỉnh Sơn Đông, một vùng núi nức danh với nguồn nước thuần khiết. Hoa bia, men và mạch được nhập khẩu từ Australia và Canada.

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Chris Collins

  • Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, was arrested by the FBI and charged with securities fraud.
  • Federal prosecutors say Collins engaged in insider trading of the stock of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company for which Collins was a board member.
  • A congressional ethics report in 2017 found that the congressman was able to buy discounted Innate stock that was not available to the public.

Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and indicted on allegations of securities fraud.

The indictment accuses Collins of passing nonpublic information about a tiny Australian biotech company whose board he served on, Innate Immunotherapeutics, to his son, Cameron, that was then used to make timely trades of stock. Cameron Collins is accused of giving that information to Stephen Zarsky, his fiancée's father, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors say the trades were made before the release of clinical-trial results for one of Innate's drugs in development.

According to the indictment, Innate's drug MIS416 was undergoing clinical trials early last year. They appeared promising at the time. But on June 22, 2017, researchers informed Innate's CEO that the drug had failed the trial.

Innate's CEO then informed board members, including Collins, of the trial failure. Prosecutors say Collins told his son of the drug trial's failure the same day, prompting Cameron to sell his US shares of Innate the next morning. According to the indictment, Cameron Collins sold a little over 1.3 million shares of Innate between June 23 and June 26, the day the trial results became public.

In addition to Zarsky, the younger Collins is accused of passing the information to a handful of other associates including Cameron's then-girlfriend, Zarsky's wife, and others who executed similar sales. All told, prosecutors say the people involved in the indictment avoided $768,000 in losses.

Collins, Cameron, and Zarsky are also alleged to have lied to federal investigators looking into the stocks sales.

In a statement following the news, attorneys for Collins said they planned to "mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name."

"It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock," the statement said."We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated."

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Collins would be stripped of his congressional committee assignment while the case in ongoing and demanded an ethic investigation.

"While his guilt or innocence is a question for the courts to settle, the allegations against Rep. Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee," Ryan said in a statement. "Insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust. Until this matter is settled, Rep. Collins will not be serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee."

Collins' stock-trading activities came under scrutiny last year when it was revealed that the congressman recommended Innate to several colleagues, including Tom Price, the former secretary of health and human services. Collins was a board member of the company and was Innate's second-largest shareholder as of June 2017.

In October, the Office of Congressional Ethics determined that Collins might have violated House rules and federal law with his trading activities.

"Representative Collins may have also purchased discounted Innate stock that was not available to the public and that was offered to him based on his status as a Member of the House of Representatives," the report said. "If Representative Collins purchased discounted stock that was not available to the public and that was offered to him based on his status as a Member of the House of Representatives, then he may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law."

Collins, who represents New York's 27th Congressional District, has served in Congress since 2013. He was Donald Trump's first congressional backer in the 2016 election cycle.

A press conference by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the charges is expected later Wednesday.

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At least these carts were in the galley. About 30 years ago on a Continental flight from LA to Sydney the DC-10 hit bad turbulence approaching Australia. It was the worst turbulence I ever experienced. I'm sure worse happens. The FAs put the brakes on the carts and scrambled to their seats. Carts were in the aisles. I could see the carts becoming airborne by an inch or two on the biggest bumps. They remained upright. I don't know if it has actually happened, but in really sever turbulence where people are hitting the ceiling (literally), airborne carts could do some real damage to people and the plane. There should be a way to secure carts to keep that from happening.
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          Comment on General Debate 09 August 2018 by Jack5      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
That report's from the ABC. No mention of ethnicity. This report from the Melbourne newspaper, <i>The Age,</i> is more specific.
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The Allies started the final offensive on the Western Front. On August 8, 1918 began what history would call the Hundred Days Offensive; it would end WWI's terrible Western Front before the year was out. In front of Amiens a Canadian, Australian, British, American, and French attack used tanks and air power to drive deeply into German lines, winning surprise, causing panic, and capturing many prisoners. Shortly afterward the German command realized the war was over.

After learning of his army's surrenders and morale collapse, Ludendorff would call this day "Der schwarze Tag des deutschen Heeres" (The German Army's black day).

All armies were suffering from the "Spanish" flu, which was becoming more deadly and spreading worldwide.

One documentary.

Excellent journalist Philip Gibbs summarizes the battle (he's better known for his harrowing book about 1914).

Accounts of Australians in the battle. A Canadian view.

Hindenburg describes Amiens.

Commemorations at Amiens Cathedral.

A discussion of the Australian and Canadian role at Amiens.

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Australians are legally entitled to decorate their homes with a portrait of the Queen. The largely unknown program is free and as simple as emailing your local MP to receive the portrait.
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Five Australian jihadists who travelled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State have been stripped of their citizenship after a top-secret process proved they are loyal only to the terrorist group.
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学留学,淘汰率大概是多少?根据The Australian报在2017年1月的报道,1/3的学生没能从所读的专业毕业。以下是这篇报道的网页截图:

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Winners to be selected and announced at Bentley’s
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EXTON, Pa. – August 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world.

The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

• GS E&C Corporation – Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) – Gwangyang,
  Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea
• Indian Railways – Reality modeling facilitates efficient planning, construction and monitoring of
  Chenab Bridge – Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project – Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Buildings and Campuses
• Anil Verma Associates, Inc. – Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) – Los Angeles,
  California, United States
• Shalom Baranes Associates – Cannon House Office Building Renewal – Washington,
  District of Columbia, United States
• Voyants Solutions Private Limited – Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station –
  Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Communications Networks
• iForte Solusi Infotek – iForte Fiber Management System – Jakarta, Indonesia
• PT. Linknet – Linknet Operation Center – Jakarta, Indonesia
• SiteSee – Advancing Telecommunications – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

• AAEngineering Group, LLP – Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernization and capacity
  increase – Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan
• Lendlease Engineering – New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater – Ballina, New South
  Wales, Australia
• Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction
   Bridge Co., Ltd. – Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge)
  – Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

Digital Cities
• Avineon India Pvt. Ltd. – Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands
• CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in the
  Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology
  Town – Baodi District, Tianjin City, China
• Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. – New Municipal Road Construction PPP
   Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City –
   Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental Engineering
• China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. –
  Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project – Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road
  Network – Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia
• Setec-Terrasol – Extension L11 – Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station – Paris, France

• Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd. – Propose 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project –
   Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
• Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research
   Institute Co., Ltd. – Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia –
   Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. – Integration of SCADA System
   with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center – Brunei Darussalam

Mining and Offshore Engineering
• CADDS Group Pty Ltd – Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project – Dampier,
   Western Australia, Australia
• Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC – SINO Iron Ore Mine – Perth,
  Western Australia, Australia
• POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited – Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm –
  Jiangsu Province, China

Power Generation
• JSC ATOMPROEKT – Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant – Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland
• Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project – Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui autonomous
  region, China
• Sacyr Somague – Hydroelectric use of the Foz Tua Dam – Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Project Delivery
• AECOM – Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights – United Kingdom
• Arup – Arup Australasia Project Systems Team – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Dragados SA & Transport for London – Bank Station Capacity Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Rail and Transit
• China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. – BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou
   High-speed Railway – Beijing, China
• Italferr S.p.A. – Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational
  Lot – Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy
• Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS) – Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2 – London,
   United Kingdom

Reality Modeling
• Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited
  – Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park – Hong Kong, China
• Skand Pty Ltd – Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling
  for RMIT University Brunswick Campus – Victoria, Australia
• Transport for London - Major Projects Directorate – Deep Tube Upgrade Programme -
   Piccadilly Line Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Road and Rail Asset Performance
• CSX Transportation – Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning – Jacksonville, Florida, United States
• Illinois Department of Transportation – Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System –
  Springfield, Illinois, United States
• Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. – Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System – Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Roads and Highways
• Alabama Department of Transportation – Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project –
  Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. – BIM-based Further
  Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the
  Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway – Luoyang, Henan, China
• Lebuhraya Borneo Utara – Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak – Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural Engineering
• Arab Engineering Bureau – Burj Alfardan – Lusail, Qatar
• Shilp Consulting Engineers – Alambagh Bus Terminal – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
• VYOM Consultants – K10 Grand Commercial High Rise – Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
• Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C. – Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management –
   Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
• Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas – Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management –
   States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India
• Volgogradnefteproekt LLC – Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation
   and Commissioning – Volgograd region, Russia

Utilities Transmission and Distribution
• Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture – Bortala
  Mongol, Xinjiang Uyghur, China
• Pestech International Berhad – Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit
  Substation Project – Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
• POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited – Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou
  220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project – Xianning, Hubei, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited – 400,000 ton/day Water Supply
  Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City – Chengdu, Sichuan, China
• Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC – Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment
  plant and auxiliary project – Wuhan, Hubei, China
• Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon
   PV Cells & Modules – Kutch, Gujarat, India

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
• Beijing Institute of Water – Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi
  Branch Project – Beijing, China
• DTK Hydronet Solutions – Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village
  Bulk Water Supply Scheme – Bankura, West Bengal, India
• NJS Engineers India P Limited – JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project – Agra,
  Uttar Pradesh, India

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, to be held later this year, October 15 through 18, in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

Chris Barron, Bentley Systems’ chief communications officer, said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is an ideal opportunity for infrastructure leaders from around the world to network with their peers, and learn about technologies and best practices to accelerate their organizations’ digital advancement. As part of the conference, we are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge the awards program finalists for their excellent work, and to provide conference attendees with the chance to meet the finalists and watch their project presentations, which represent this year’s most outstanding going digital advancements in infrastructure.”

This year’s conference will include:
• thought-provoking keynotes by industry leaders including Chair of National Infrastructure
  Commission for the UK, Sir John Armitt, and Chief Strategy Officer for Siemens AG,
  Dr. Horst J. Kayser
Digital Advancement Academies—interactive half-day learning sessions led by subject matter
  experts in their areas of expertise including BIM advancement, construction, constructioneering,
  digital advancement research, process industries, and reality modeling
• live technology presentations and panel discussions from Bentley’s strategic partners – Microsoft,
  Siemens, and Topcon
• opportunities for attendees to meet for one-on-one discussions with awards finalists
• informative industry forums and panel discussions
• Year in Infrastructure Awards finalists’ presentations on October 16 and 17
• evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Year in Infrastructure Awards winners
  on October 18

View the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference agenda.

To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Year in Infrastructure Awards program, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.


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Haven’t heard of Love Island? Just wait. Think Bachelor in Paradise meets Big Brother. The British television show which is now being brought to the Australian and American markets is beyond popular, it’s become must-see-tv for a whole generation.

The New York Times says that right now Americans can watch the British Love Island on Hulu, but the market seems eager for a show of its own. The Australian version of the show will start airing this week in the U.K., and CBS announced their intention to produce a U.S. version soon (no date is given yet).

Sharon Vuong, CBS’s senior vice president for alternative programming says that Love Island is thought of as more than a show or a pop culture sensation.

Love Island is more than a pop sensation. This series has generated compelling sociological think pieces in major publications here and abroad.”

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Kepala BPBD Kabupaten Malang, Bambang Istiawan mengatakan sampai malam hari ini tak ada laporan yang masuk ke tim siaga bencana yang menyebutkan adanya kerusakan akibat gempa di Malang.

"Sampai malam ini saya masih di kantor, tak ada laporan sama sekali tentang kerusakan," kata Bambang di Malang, Rabu, 8 Agustus 2018.

Wilayah pesisir selatan Kabupaten Malang yang merupakan kawasan terdekat dengan titik pusat gempa juga sudah dipantau. Hasilnya, di Kecamatan Gedangan, Donomulyo, Sumbermanjing Wetan, Tirtoyudo tak ada kerusakan apa pun.

"Artinya, kami sampai saat ini tak menemukan ada kerusakan. Apalagi memang tak ada gempa susulan berkekuatan besar," ujar Bambang.

Hasil analisis Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG), titik pusat gempa ada pada koordinat 8,92 Lintang Selatan dan 112,41 Bujur Timur. Berjarak 88 kilometer selatan Kepanjen, Kabupaten Malang atau tepatnya berpusat di laut pada kedalaman 42 kilometer.

Penyebab Gempa

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Kepala BMKG Karangkates, Malang, Musripan mengatakan gempa di Malang hanya sekali yang guncangannya benar–benar terasa sangat signifikan.

"Gempa yang terasa guncangannya cukup signifikan hanya sekali itu. Kalaupun ada gempa susulan, itu hanya sekali dan tidak terasa," kata Musripan.

Gempa bumi berkedalaman dangkal itu diakibatkan aktivitas subduksi Lempeng Indo-Australia yang menyusup ke bawah Lempang Eurasia. Gempa bumi ini dibangkitkan oleh deformasi batuan dengan mekanisme pergerakan jenis sesar naik (thrust fault).

Guncangan gempa di Malang itu dilaporkan tak hanya dirasakan masyarakat wilayah Malang dan sekitarnya. Tapi juga di Tretes, Tulungagung, Lumajang, Yogyakarta dan Kuta, Bali. BMKG juga memastikan gempa bumi itu tidak berpotensi tsunami.


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          Osteoporosis Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2024 Market Report; Launched via      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache has announced the addition of “Osteoporosis Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2024 - Growth Driven by ongoing Transition from Anti-resorptive Agents to Anabolic Therapies, Rising Prevalence, and Growing Awareness” research report to their website

Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- Osteoporosis Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2024 - Growth Driven by ongoing Transition from Anti-resorptive Agents to Anabolic Therapies, Rising Prevalence, and Growing Awareness

Osteoporosis is a "silent epidemic" and as per the WHO declarations, it is a priority health issue. Osteoporosis is a disruption of bone architecture and decrease in bone mass, leading to a number of complications including increased chances of bone fractures and reduced bone strength. The most common sites of osteoporosis are the spine, hip and forearm, although it also affects other body parts.

The chronic nature of the disease, which requires ongoing treatment, relatively high annual cost of therapy (ACoT) of premium therapies, increasing prevalence and awareness about the disease among the patients over a period of time, and growing demand for mainly anabolic therapies, with only one anabolic therapy currently available in the market, have made osteoporosis treatment a highly lucrative market.

The osteoporosis therapeutic market has become very competitive due to the high number of new drug approvals, although the majority of them are incremental innovations of existing therapies. Competition is fierce, particularly among bisphosphonates and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), which are mostly used as first-line therapy and dominate the treatment market for osteoporosis patients.

Lack of effective and safe therapeutic options to treat osteoporosis was the major reason for development of currently marketed premium anabolic therapies. The competition among the premium therapies is expected to intensify during the forecast period due to expected launch of pipeline products. Additionally the expected launch of biosimilars will add fuel to the intense competition and make it tough for premium therapies to gain market share in the forecast period.

Patient compliance for osteoporosis therapies is a major unmet need, as the disease is asymptomatic until a fracture occurs and requires ongoing treatment. Drug delivery is crucial in the choice of medication.

Most medicines are administered orally, while others are administered intranasally or through injections. Medications with decreased dosing are often the preferred options. Therefore convenient and safe administration without significant compromise of therapy efficacy remains an unmet need.

- The current Asia-Pacific osteoporosis market contains novel products, including a humanized anti-sclerostin mAb, a synthetic peptide analog of human PTHrP, and a recombinant peptide and analogue of PTH.
- What are the competitive advantages of the novel drugs over current marketed drugs?
- Bisphosphonates and SERMs dominate the osteoporosis market. However, unmet needs exist in terms of safety and efficacy.
- Will the drugs under development fulfill the unmet needs of the osteoporosis market?
- The pipeline contains a range of molecule types and molecular targets, including those that are well established in osteoporosis, and novel, first-in-class therapies. There are over 136 active pipeline molecules, and most of the late-stage investigational drug candidates feature improved dosing regimens and administration routes in comparison to currently marketed products and combination therapies.
- Which classes of novel drugs are most prominent in the pipeline?
- What is the potential for pipeline products to address unmet needs in the osteoporosis market?
- Will the pipeline address unmet needs related to limited anabolic therapies for osteoporosis patients?
- Analysis of clinical trials since 2006 identified that the failure rates of osteoporosis molecules were highest in Phase III, with the overall attrition rate for osteoporosis standing at 83%.
- How do failure rates vary by stage of development, molecule type, and molecular target?
- How do other factors, such as average trial duration and trial size, influence the costs and risks associated with product development?
- Over the 2017-2024 forecast period, the Asia-Pacific osteoporosis therapeutics market is expected to increase in value at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9%.
- Which markets make the most significant contribution to the current market size?
- What are the epidemiology trends in these markets?
- Will new market entrants lead to substantial changes in annual therapy costs?
- How will immunotherapies such as Prolia contribute to growth?
- How will different treatment usage patterns impact growth in the five assessed Asia-Pacific markets?
- How will the annual cost of therapy and market size vary between the five Asia-Pacific markets?
- What effect will the patent expirations of currently branded therapies have on market value?
- A rising osteoporosis prevalence population and the uptake of newer therapies will lead to significant market growth over the forecast period, despite the launch of biosimilars.
- Will the launch of biosimilars or emerging pipeline molecules threaten the commercial success of existing drugs?
- Various drivers and barriers will influence the market over the forecast period.
- What are the barriers that limit the uptake of premium-priced therapeutics in the assessed countries?
- Which factors are most likely to drive the market in these countries?
- Licensing deals are the most common form of strategic alliance in the osteoporosis therapeutics market, with deal values ranging from under $10m to over $200m.
- How do deal frequency and value compare between target families and molecule types?
- What were the terms and conditions of key licensing deals?

Reasons to buy
- Understand the clinical context of osteoporosis by considering epidemiology, symptoms, etiology and pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment guidelines and options, and local and national registries.
- Identify the therapeutic strategies, products, and companies that dominate the current marketed products landscape and recognize gaps and areas of unmet need.
- Identify key pipeline trends in terms of molecule type, administration route, molecular target, and novelty.
- Consider market opportunities and potential risks by examining trends in osteoporosis clinical trial size, duration, and failure rate by stage of development, molecule type, and molecular target.
- Recognize the late-stage pipeline molecules that have demonstrated strong therapeutic potential in osteoporosis by examining clinical trial data and multi-scenario product forecast projections.
- Compare treatment usage patterns, annual therapy costs, and market growth projections for India, China, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
- Discover trends in licensing and co-development deals concerning osteoporosis products and identify the major strategic consolidations that have shaped the commercial landscape.

Spanning over 138 pages "Osteoporosis Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2024 - Growth Driven by ongoing Transition from Anti-resorptive Agents to Anabolic Therapies, Rising Prevalence, and Growing Awareness" report covers Introduction, Marketed Products, Product Pipeline, Clinical Trial Analysis, Multi-Scenario Forecast, Market Dynamics (Drivers and Barriers) of Osteoporosis Therapeutics Market, Deals and Strategic Consolidations, Appendix.

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WOULD-BE Australians are exploiting loopholes in the citizenship process, with one migrant failing the test 20 times last year before passing. There are fears within the Home Affairs Department that some migrants are learning off by heart the answers...
          8/8/2018: DAY & NIGHT: Booming Australia hits 25m landmark      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AUSTRALIA’S booming population passed its 25 million milestone yesterday – a decade earlier than predicted. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates it will reach 26 million in three years, based on current trends. More than a third of...
          8/9/2018: CONFIDENTIAl: Runway rapper      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MODEL JESSICA GOMES has floated the idea of touring with US rapper ROCK ROSS when he performs in Australia next month. Gomes, a David Jones ambassador, and who starred in the retail giant’s spring summer runway show last night, is also the voice of...
          8/9/2018: CONFIDENTIAl: TRIO ON ICE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LOVE Island Australia cast members ERIN BARNETT, ELIAS CHIGROS and CASSIDY MCGILL have found a new winter date. The trio (above) had a ball on the ice rink at Eastland Shopping Centre on Tuesday night, which is open until August 26. Barnett and her...
          8/9/2018: OPINION: Energy guarantee vital for our manufacturing future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WHEN Australia’s energy ministers meet tomorrow in Sydney, they should support the National Energy Guarantee. When the Coalition party room meets next week, those MPs should, too. Almost 1 million Australians work in manufacturing: more than 286,000...
          8/9/2018: YOUR SAY: Cheaper hydro option      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A YEAR ago, the Australian National University identified 22,000 potential locations across Australia for pumped hydro-energy storage. Given the compound stupidity displayed by our federal government in managing energy policy, it may be time for the...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS DAILY: NAB felt wrath of watchdog      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THE corporate cop lambasted National Australia Bank for failing to grasp the “seriousness” of charging customers for services it was not providing, the banking royal commission has heard. And the watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS DAILY: LOWE: IMMIGRATION KEEPING US YOUNG, PROSPEROUS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IMMIGRATION has made Australia’s population younger overall and helped the economy outperform fellow developed nations, Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says. Dr Lowe said Australia’s population in the past decade has grown at an average annual rate...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS DAILY: EU’s push for Aussie trade deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THE European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says she wants a free-trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism. Ms Mogherini met with Federal Foreign Minister Julie Bishop yesterday to...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Aussies quit at the checkout      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AUSTRALIANS are among the global champions when it comes to selecting goods to purchase online then discarding their virtual trolleys at the checkout, research shows. Like shopping trolleys dumped in suburban streets and parks, online shopping baskets...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: KUPPER OUT AS TABCORP RISES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THE former head of the Australian Securities Exchange will leave the Tabcorp board in October as an Australian Federal Police investigation continues into the gambling group’s past dealings in Cambodia. Tabcorp chair Paula Dwyer announced Elmer Funke...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: CBA, AMP RESULTS BUOY AUSSIE BOURSE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
THE Australian sharemarket forged higher yesterday, helped by strong responses to results from AMP, the Commonwealth Bank and Tabcorp. The benchmark ASX 200 rose 14.6 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6268.5, while the All Ordinaries gained 14.1 points,...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: US economic sneeze spreads mortgage cold to Aussies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

THE past few months have not been great for Australian investors. Mortgage rates have been increasing (despite no change in the RBA’s cash rate), increasing the debt-servicing requirements of one of the most indebted household sectors in the...
          8/9/2018: MOVIES: THEY WILL ROCK YOU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is No.2 at the box office and No.1 on the Australian album charts — just ahead of The Greatest Showman soundtrack, which still sits at No.3 after 32 weeks. Taylor Swift has signed on for Cats. Evidence is mounting: the...
          8/9/2018: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Master has many strings to his bow      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WHEN Ray Chen spent hours learning violin, he never imagined he would need to spend almost as long cultivating his massive social media following. The gifted violinist, who is about to tour Australia with Musica Viva, not only has millions of fans on...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: THORPE SHAPES AS MACK’S WEAPON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IAN Thorpe has emerged as the man who could help Mack Horton launch another golden Olympic campaign, with the Rio 400m champion set to approach Australia’s last world champion in the 800m for advice on how best to tackle the newest event on the Olympic...
          Australia strips citizenship from Islamic State supporters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Five former dual nationals have been stripped of their Australian citizenship due to their involvement with the Islamic State group overseas, a government minister said Thursday. A total of six people have now lost their Australian citizenship since the law was changed in 2015 to enable dual nationals to lose their […]
          Australian golf Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” the golfer’s wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday. “He passed away peacefully at 8.20 p.m. last night having spent his […]
          8/9/2018: SPORT: TEST US MORE, SAYS ELLYSE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN all-rounder Ellyse Perry has called for more women’s Tests and has urged other cricket nations to get on board. Perry said the game needed to build on the success of the Women’s BBL and international T20 matches and there was plenty of...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: GERRANS SET TO RETIRE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN cycling star Simon Gerrans is going out when he believes the time is right, befitting his hardearned reputation as the most meticulous of planners. The 38-year-old from Mansfield has announced he will end his racing career at the end of...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: Maxwell ready to shoulder Test load      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GLENN Maxwell has revealed a shoulder injury he suffered in England is lingering but won’t hinder his pursuit of a place in Australia’s Test team. Dynamic fielding has been a hallmark of Maxwell’s career and the all-rounder conceded he was lucky not...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: UNFORTUNATE GAFFES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

THERE’S nothing like a good symmetry when it comes to ads in newspapers. The West Australian absolutely nailed this one with an ad for a cosmetic dentist running on the same spread as details of ANDREW BRAYSHAW’S horrible facial injuries at the hands...
          Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) charged with insider trading, federal prosecutors announce      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
{{file|t=kUIEz_1533754159}} NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors charged Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), one of President Trump's earliest congressional supporters, with insider trading on Wednesday, alleging the congressman schemed with his son to avoid significant losses in a biotechnology investment. Collins's son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins's fiancee, were also charged. The indictment, secured by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, is related to Collins's relationship with Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company that was developing a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Collins was the company's largest shareholder and on its board of directors, giving him access to confidential corporate information. The congressman illegally shared with his son bad news about a drug trial the company had been anticipating before it was announced publicly, according to prosecutors. Cameron Collins traded on the information and passed the news along to Zarsky. The trades allowed Cameron Collins and Zarsky to avoid $768,000 in losses, according to the indictment. "Collins, who, by virtue of his office, helps write the laws of this country, acted as if the law did not apply to him," U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said at a news conference. More in source: Additional Sources:
          Comment on Returning: Chicago Fire by Lucy2shoes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Really love this franchise, but where on Earth is season 3 of Chicago Med, I'm looking at you, Channel 9, I can't even buy it in Australia!
          Comment on TV Lounge by RobbieB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
totally agree but it is not only 10 that does it...they all do....just saw an ad for that dance show on 7 and the voice over was so loud...also said it was the moment "all Australia has been waiting for"...really?????
           Temple Groundbreakings Done on the Same Day       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

May 8, 1999With fewer than two dozen temples built and dedicated in the Church’s first 150 years, the 22 days separating the groundbreakings for the Manti Utah Temple (April 25, 1877) and the Logan Utah Temple (May 18, 1877) was the shortest time difference between the start of two temples for more than a century.Hermosillo Sonora Mexico—Elder Eran A. CallOctober 17, 2015Suva Fiji—Elder Earl M. MonsonNovember 4, 2000April 24, 1999Ciudad Juarez Mexico—Elder Eran A. CallVillahermosa Mexico—Elder Richard E. Turley Sr.Tucson Arizona—President Dieter F. UchtdorfSince then, 10 other dates have seen ground broken for at least two different temples on the same day—including three temples each on March 13, 1999, and May 29, 1999.With President Gordon B. Hinckley’s push to have 100 temples by the end of the year 2000, groundbreakings, construction, and dedications increased dramatically. President James E. Faust, then Second Counselor to President Hinckley, held consecutive groundbreakings in Brazil in early May 1998—in Campinas on May 1 and Porto Alegre on May 2.Veracruz Mexico—Elder Carl B. PrattLubbock Texas—Elder Rex D. PinegarOctober 10, 1998In a seven-day stretch in February 1981, President Spencer W. Kimball presided at three temple groundbreakings in the South Pacific. Following the February 13 ceremony for the Papeete Tahiti Temple, President Kimball held back-to-back groundbreakings for the Nuku’alofa Tonga and Apia Samoa Temples on February 18 and 19, respectively.Adelaide Australia—Elder Vaughn J. FeatherstoneConcepcion Chile—Elder Walter F. GonzálezKona Hawaii—Elder John B. DicksonSan Antonio Texas—Elder H. Bruce StuckiColumbia South Carolina—Elder Gordon T. WattsMarch 29, 2003Two groundbreakings in as many days happened twice in September 1982—with Elder Boyd K. Packer in Lima, Peru, on the 11th, and Elder Richard G. Scott in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on the 12th.Helsinki Finland—Elder D. Lee ToblerRio de Janeiro Brazil—Elder Claudio R. M. CostaSpokane Washington—Elder F. Melvin HammondDetroit Michigan—Elder Jay E. Jensen Elder Jay E. Jensen, second from right, and Elder David E. Sorensen, four from the left, both of the Seventy, join local leaders in the groundbreaking for the Detroit Michigan Temple on October 10, 1998. The groundbreaking for the Spokane Washington Temple was held on the same day. Photo from the Church News archives.Copenhagen Denmark—Elder Spencer J. CondieMarch 13, 1999Oaxaca Mexico—Elder Carl B. PrattBaton Rouge Louisiana—Elder Monte L. BroughMonterrey Mexico—Elder Lynn A. MickelsenThen came a substantial increase in temples in the early 1980s—17 dedicated from 1983 to 1985 alone. The frequency meant the groundbreakings started coming more frequently and closer together.Louisville Kentucky—Elder John K. CarmackArequipa Peru—Elder Carlos A. GodoyMay 29, 1999Later that year came the first time two temple groundbreaking ceremonies were held on the same day—October 10, 1998—with Elder Jay E. Jensen for the Detroit Michigan Temple and Elder F. Melvin Hammond for the Spokane Washington Temple.Nashville Tennessee—Elder John K. CarmackMarch 4, 2017December 5, 1998January 9, 1999San Jose Costa Rica—Elder Lynn G. Robbins

          Australia's NBN Co implements ARRIS DOCSIS 3.1       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia's NBN Co has begun rolling out ARRIS's technology solutions for its nationwide launch of DOCSIS 3.1, which aims to bring gigabit-class broadband over the upgraded HFC network to three million premises in major Australian cities by 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ARRIS technology powering the network includes:

  • E6000 Gen 2 Platform – the world's most widely deployed CCAP platform
  • OM4100 OptiMax – 4x4 segmentable nodes – scalable and upgradeable optical modules that extend the edges of the fiber network without requiring additional infrastructure at the plant
  • ServAssure NXT management platform – the system that provides visibility across the entire service environment to anticipate and resolve issues before they impact the consumer experience
  • ARRIS CM8200B – DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems
  • Global Services – supporting the planning, designing, implementation and operation of the network and business processes

"NBN Co has worked hard on the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 onto the HFC network and we are very proud to be able to launch the technology onto the network with our HFC technology partner ARRIS," said Ray Owen, Chief Technology Officer at NBN Co. "This is another example of NBN Co using world-leading technology to deliver a better experience for Australians on the nbn broadband access network. DOCSIS 3.1 will not only double the capacity of the NBN Co HFC network, but it will also help us deliver a more stable and resilient service for end-users with the advanced technologies that it uses."

          Develop a database field service program for integration into Saleforce      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are a field service business with a strong inventory function based in Australia. We are looking to build a primarily mobile based (IPAD) database management system. This will be a task based, field... (Budget: $3000 - $5000 AUD, Jobs: CRM, MySQL, PHP,, Software Architecture)
          Hire a Data Entry Clerk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I have a list of 340 Australian Companies and require some help in finding out the STATE in which the Company headquarters is (States: NSW, WA, VIC, QLD, NT, TAS, ACT). A Google search of the company name + headquarters should generate this information, which I need entered into a spreadsheet... (Budget: $2 - $8 AUD, Jobs: Data Entry, Excel, Web Search)
          Poll result: Should Australian MSPs build their own private clouds?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We asked, you answered.
          Teach Motivated Adults at Korea's #1 Language School: Oct ~ Dec Start Dates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Work with Motivated Adults in Metro Locations


YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional instructors to join its teams in Daegu, Seongnam, and Seoul. Korea’s #1 language education organization, YBM is Korea’s premier provider of English language content and services. Instructors for the adult EFL programs are offered contracts whose conditions are guaranteed by its corporate office (no franchises) and supported by a company whose reputation is second to none.


Working with native-speaking English academic supervisors and English speaking administrative staff, instructors are provided with complete support and assistance to help students meet their language development goals through Speaking, Writing, Listening, Business English, and English for Academic Purposes classes.  Instructors make use of a combination of standardized lesson materials and texts, and materials designed by teachers themselves. Small group and one-to-one classes with adult learners provide each instructor with a meaningful teaching experience as well as opportunities for professional development. Pre-service training will be provided in the week prior to teaching your first set of classes. Come join our teams of professional instructors today!



Applicants must be available to attend paid training sessions in the last week of the month preceding their intended start dates. Teaching begins as of the first weekday on or closest to the 1st of the month.



  • YBM Daegu (Beomeo-dong) -  October



  • YBM Bundang – November



  •  YBM Jongno – November, December



  • PREPAID, round trip airfare to and from Korea.
  • Visa processing costs reimbursed.
  • Paid pre-service training and accommodation.
  • Base salary up to 2.4 million won per month.
  • Key money for housing deposit PLUS monthly housing allowance.
  • Minimum of 10 days paid vacation + Korean national holidays.
  • Severance bonus equal to one month’s salary, per year of employment
  • Employer contributions to national medical insurance and pension plans.



  • Six 50-minute classes per day, 25 teaching hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Opportunities for Saturday classes (at above-overtime rate)







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  • Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor.
  • Formal EFL teaching experience with adult learners, and/or CELTA, TEFL certification (preferred).
  • Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred).




To apply for any of the positions above, email the following documents to the national academic director for YBM Language Institutes at :


  • Cover letter & resume (including contact information, educational/employment history, and employment references).
  • Scanned copy of passport information page
  • Scanned copy of federal-level criminal record check no older than six-months from time of issuance with affixed apostille (notarized copy of a fingerprint-based RCMP check for Canadian citizens).
  • Scanned copy of university diploma with affixed apostille (notarized for Canadian citizens).
  • Recent photo.
  • Indication of preferred starting dates and locations (see above listings).


  • If residing  / working in Korea: scanned copy of Alien Registration Card (front and back), signed letter of release from employer, and copies of the above mentioned documents as previously submitted to the Korea Immigration Services.


The complete set of documents is required for all applicants, regardless of intended full or part-time position, current visa status, and prior length of stay in the Republic of Korea. No interviews will be scheduled for any position unless all the documents listed above are submitted via email.


Founded in 1961, YBM publishes the Korean language edition of National Geographic, and is official test administrator for TOEIC and the Microsoft Office User exams in Korea. As the largest and most well-known education based corporation in Korea, YBM offers upwardly mobile career opportunities throughout through all its publishing, testing, and academies divisions.

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          Can Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals still deliver on reform?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vatican City, Aug 7, 2018 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- By most accounts, Pope Francis was elected with a mandate to reform the Roman Curia- the complex network of dicasteries, commissions, and councils charged with the central administrative work of the Catholic Church- a network that, even to insiders and experts, more often resembles a rabbit warren than a well-defined system of governable offices with clear responsibilities.

From the beginning, there were high expectations for Francis, and widespread belief that he could succeed in reforming the Curia. His informality and disdain for protocol -his ability to think ‘outside the box’- led many to believe that under his leadership, the Curial wilds could be tamed.

One month after his election, he made his first major reform announcement: the creation of the Council of Cardinals, tasked with helping him review and reform the entire governing structure of both the Roman Curia and the universal Church.

Cardinals Maradiaga, Bertello, Errázuriz, Gracias, Marx, Monsengo Pasinya, O’Malley and Pell were informally dubbed the C8, later the C9 (Cardinal Parolin was added to the council when he became Secretary of State). Many saw them, and the enormous task they were assigned, as the embodiment of the kind of global perspective the Church needed for Curial reform.

Five years on, Curial dysfunction has been compounded by international crises, and several members of the C9 are themselves mired in controversy. Rather than bringing an end to scandals in the Curia, Rome’s ongoing problems seem- to some observers- to have gone global.

Embroiled in sexual abuse scandals, shady financial dealings, Curial power-plays, and even full-blown doctrinal disputes – rather than becoming the engine of reform, the C9 has, to some, begun to look like a microcosm of everything going wrong in the Church. Critics have begun to ask if the Council of Cardinals, and the whole of Pope Francis’s reforming agenda, still has the credibility to effect any meaningful change.

For example, clerical sexual abuse has reemerged as a major crisis in the Church, and three of C9 are connected directly to issues surrounding sexual abuse allegations.

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa and a close confidant of the pope, is the C9’s official coordinator. For months, he has been dogged by allegations concerning his personal finances. At the same time, his auxiliary bishop and his frequent proxy in the governance of his  archdiocese, Juan Pineda, was forced recently to resign, after allegations were made public that he sexually approached seminarians and maintained a string of male lovers – and allegations were also made that those behaviors were widely known in the diocese and by the cardinal.

In response to that scandal, several seminarians from Tegucigalpa wrote an open letter to the bishops of Honduras, detailing a culture of open and active homosexuality in the seminary, with reprisals taken against those who spoke out. Cardinal Maradiaga reportedly denounced the letter’s authors and their motivations for writing it.

Cardinal George Pell, another member of the C9, has had to return to Australia to defend himself against “historic” allegations of sexual abuse. While the trial is ongoing, the cardinal is vigorously defending himself in court against the charges, and questions have been asked about the methods of Victoria police during their investigation.

Furthermore, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, a C9 cardinal who was known to be a close friend of the pope before his election, has emerged as a central figure in the disastrous Chilean abuse scandal.

Though he retired as Archbishop of Santiago in 2010, Errázuriz is alleged to have participated in cover-ups of clerical sexual abuse in Chile over a period of years, – including the abuse of notorious Fernando Karadima. It has also been reported that he tried to prevent Juan Carlos Cruz, the most visible and vocal of the Chilean abuse victims, from being appointed as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Young People.

While five Chilean bishops have had their resignations accepted by Francis, and although Archbishop Theodore McCarrick made history recently by resigning from the College of Cardinals in the wake of his own scandal, Errázuriz remains both a cardinal and a member of the C9.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, whose public intervention was credited with the pope’s change of heart toward Juan Carlos Cruz and the other Chilean victims, is widely considered to be the Church’s most credible voice in speaking out against sexual abuse. Yet the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which he leads, has seen the resignation of two high-profile members, both survivors of sexual abuse. One of them, Marie Collins, has spoken often about her frustration that the Commission’s recommendations have not been adopted in the Curia or by national bishops’ conferences.

And O’Malley has faced criticism over reports that in 2015 his office received a letter from a priest detailing allegations against McCarrick, but issued only a staff member’s response, saying that the allegation was not the cardinal’s responsibility to address.

If the president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, a member of the C9, cannot advance binding reforms in the Curia, or even instill a culture of moral responsibility in his own staff, some working in Vatican tell CNA they are left wondering whether meaningful change can be expected to get beyond rhetoric.

Meanwhile, the structural reform of the Curia rumbles on, with Vatican departments being newly created, combined and renamed.

Initially, the most important of these new developments was the creation of the Prefecture for the Economy, led by Cardinal Pell. But even before Pell had to return to Australia, it became clear that bringing transparency and accountability to the Vatican finances was going to be an uphill slog.

In 2016, the Secretariat of State cancelled an external audit of  Curial finances that had been arranged by Pell’s department. The cancellation was ordered by then Archbishop, now Cardinal, Angelo Becciu. It was widely seen as an old-fashioned power-play - neither Becciu nor anyone else at the Secretariat of State technically had the authority to overrule Pell and the Prefecture for the Economy. That Francis was persuaded to back the move, granting it legal authority after-the-fact, was seen a serious blow to financial reform in the Curia.

In June 2017, Pell’s departure for Australia coincided with the dismissal of the first Vatican auditor-general Libero Milone. Milone was fired in dramatic fashion by the Secretariat of State, once again through Angelo Becciu, while being accused of “spying” on the finances of senior officials and facing the threat of prosecution.

Milone maintained that he was fired for being too good at his job, and because he and the reforming work of the Prefecture for the Economy were a direct threat to the Curial old guard. In May of this year, the Vatican quietly announced it had dropped all charges against Milone, but the financial reforms he and Pell were working towards appear to have been effectively dropped as well.

Despite expectations that the C9 would deliver a comprehensive reform of the Roman Curia, the results have been decidedly haphazard. New ‘super-dicasteries,’ like the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, were announced with much fanfare, but thus far, without clear mandates of responsibility and processes for oversight, changes to the names of departments appear to be about as tangible as the reforms have gotten.

Meanwhile, as other departments like the Prefecture for the Economy have had their wings very publicly clipped, the Secretariat of State has seen its influence grow under Cardinal Parolin, to the point where virtually all Vatican business, either formally or informally, comes under its purview.

Ironically, some in Rome claim that Parolin’s greatest coup was arranging for his personal rival and nominal deputy, Angelo Becciu, to be made a cardinal and moved to the far less influential Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

Parolin has also been known to take a personal interest in high-profile disciplinary cases handled at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “checking in” with the CDF to monitor their progress – something unthinkable in previous decades. Outside of Rome, bishops in far corners of the world have been awakened by phone calls from the cardinal weighing in on those local issues of Church governance that may have caught his attention.

A capable diplomat and politician, Parolin has managed to thrive in a Vatican where foundering structural reforms have disrupted traditional spheres of influence and centers of power, and the day-to-day authority he has centralized in his own department is considerable.

If the reformed Curia under Pope Francis has become, perhaps accidentally, ever more administratively centralized, doctrinally the pull is in the other direction.

On a whole range of issues, most notably the pastoral implementation of Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation Amoris laetitia, bishops’ conferences have begun articulating very different approaches to what were, until recently, universal points of teaching and discipline.

Many of the more radical approaches have begun, or at least been strongly championed in Germany, where the national bishops’ conference is led by Cardinal Reinhard Marx. As de facto head of the German Church, Marx has been closely associated with some highly controversial pastoral policies, most notably the recent proposal to allow protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion.

The way in which the German bishops have effectively refused to take no from Rome as an answer is seen to demonstrate how weak the CDF has become, and how little Parolin’s preeminent state department can do, for all its administrative clout, on matters of discipline.

Some have noted that Marx and the German Church can act with a level of autonomy, even impunity, because of their vast financial resources. It is certainly not coincidental that Cardinal Marx also serves as the coordinator for the Vatican’s Council for the Economy.

The Church tax, by which the German government awards the local Church a proportion of the income tax of every citizen who registers as Catholic, has kept German dioceses fabulously wealthy, even as actual church buildings empty at a staggering rate.

The German bishops send millions of euros abroad each year, and with the Church in some parts of the world – and even parts of the Vatican – depending on Teutonic largesse, Marx can publicly muse about theological issues in a way that progressive bishops elsewhere would not dream of doing.

The result of the peculiar Parolin-Marx dynamic is that, under Francis, the Church has inched toward a federalized approach to teaching and discipline, even as administrative power in the Curia becomes more centralized.

It is possible that this situation will be reversed, or at least placed into some more coherent context, if and when the C9 produces a final version of a new governing constitution for the Vatican’s departments. A first draft was apparently presented to the pope in June of this year, but there is no clear indication of when a final document might be made public, let alone brought into force.

In the meantime, Curial politicking and scandal continues to rumble on, and the global sexual abuse crisis shows no signs of meaningful resolution.

Five years ago, the C9 was created to reassure the world that the best leaders from the global Church were hard at work to deliver on the Franciscan promise of reform. Today, with several of its members directly implicated in personal scandals and others publicly maneuvering for their own agendas, the Council of Cardinals seems every bit as tainted as the structures it was tasked to reform.

Famously reliant on people he knows and trusts to work his will, Pope Francis may be fast running out of credible collaborators, and that is likely to create a whole new problem for the universal Church.

          ‘Forget about Tiger’: True legacy Lyle leaves behind      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OVER the past 15-or-so summers, just about the best news any golf fan in Australia could hear was that Jarrod Lyle would be playing in the Masters or the Open, or anywhere at all.
          8/9/2018: FRONT PAGE: NAB placed on criminal charge alert      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

National Australia Bank may face criminal charges over a probe by the corporate regulator into the company’s “suspected offending”, amid revelations the lender charged fees to dead people. Financial services royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne also...
          8/9/2018: FRONT PAGE: China surges in Pacific aid race      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China has emerged as the second-largest donor to Pacific island nations over the past eight years as Australian aid reduces, according to government-funded data that reveals the extent of foreign financing of regional governments. Australia remains...
          8/9/2018: FRONT PAGE: Top bankers forfeit $100m in bonuses over blunders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Commonwealth Bank’s run of governance disasters has blown a gaping hole in Ian Narev’s pay, with the former chief executive forgoing up to $16 million as a result of the bank’s multiple moneylaundering transgressions and the Australian Prudential...
          8/9/2018: FRONT PAGE: PACIFIC TUSSLE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
VANUATU Received $180m in Chinese aid and $154m in Australian aid since 2015 FIJI Received $357m in Australian aid and $292m in Chinese aid since 2011 SAMOA Received $225m in Australian aid and $170m in Chinese aid since 2011
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Perils of predicting numbers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Predictions that Australia’s population would not hit 25 million until 2051 were shattered a decade after they were made, with a booming economy pushing birthrates and migration levels to heights the Australian Bureau of Statistics could not...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Population economics reach a Lowe point      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Let’s be clear, the governor of the Reserve Bank, Philip Lowe, is not an expert on the economics of immigration. In fact, it is very obvious that he doesn’t even understand the core features of our migrant intake. He’s a “big Australia” man. He can’t...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Life ‘getting better and better’ for a recent Polish arrival      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wojciech Adamczyk conceded it was a tough decision to move halfway across the world in his mid-20s. But after taking the plunge to move to Australia, life is “getting better and better”. Originally from Stalowa Wola in Poland’s southeast, Mr Adamczyk,...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Mums rarely falsify violence, judges told      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A new guide for Australian judges debunks a widespread view that mothers “frequently fabricate” allegations of violence during custody disputes and warns they are more likely to fail to report abuse for fear of having their motives questioned. The...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Podcast at No 1 in US, UK, NZ, Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Teacher’s Pet was last night at No 1 on iTunes podcast charts in Australia, the US, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, with more than seven million downloads. Probing the probable murder of Sydney mother Lyn Dawson in 1982, The Australian’s...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Beijing welcomes PM’s peace offering      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China has welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s speech this week as a step forward in improving Australia’s relationship with Beijing. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday it hoped that Australia could continue to work with China to take more...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: NAPLAN test fiasco ‘makes it invalid’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has been accused of “losing control of his portfolio” as the national school testing authority scrambles to prove the latest NAPLAN test results are valid and the data is not compromised. The Australian Curriculum,...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Landmark speech starts healing process      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Malcolm Turnbull’s speech to the University of NSW this week was a landmark that has the potential to significantly improve Australia’s relations with China. There is still a way to go, but the speech contained political comments about the breadth and...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Labor’s green wish-list rejected      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is on a collision course with Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews, accusing him of sabotaging a solution to Australia’s energy crisis by capitulating to the Greens before the November state election. Ahead of a...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: NEG to test our capacity for sensible, centrist policy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australia’s energy policy test now is whether the political centre will fall apart yet again and succumb to the ideology of Greens power. This is a moment of truth not just for the Turnbull government but for the Labor Party. The real issue is whether...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Crisis talks on smart meter backlog      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A crisis meeting will be convened today by Master Electricians Australia as more hardship cases emerge over bungled changes to the installation of electricity “smart meters” in newly completed homes. The Australian Energy Market Commission, an expert...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: ABCC rapped for cup-of-tea suit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Federal Court judge has blasted the Australian Building and Construction Commission for its “outrageous” decision to take two union officials to court for having a cup of tea, saying the regulator needed to be publicly exposed for wasting public...
          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Vicious smears cannot erase my father’s spirit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The timing of the vicious and deliberately hurtful comments made by Fiona Martin is remarkable. Published in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph, they come almost two years since the cartoon she refers to as racist was published in this...
          8/9/2018: INQUIRER: Trigger warning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Just as the week reaches that point when Strewth ends up wondering (once again) whether democracy’s had its run and it’s time to give a military junta a go, up pops West Australian Liberal MP Ian Goodenough. Via the ragged channels of Twitter, he...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: DROUGHT-STRICKEN FARMERS THIRST FOR NEG CERTAINTY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Not only does the farm sector understand and accept climate change, it lives it every day. In many parts of Australia the devastating effects of climate variability, in the form of persistent drought, maintain the focus on these impacts. The national...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: Pay attention to super or let fee-gougers run amok      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Commissioner Kenneth Hayne crystallised the “fee for no service” issue yesterday with a blunt question to former top National Australia Bank trustee Nicole Smith: “Did you think yourself that taking money to which there was no entitlement raised the...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: In defence of West’s triumphs and our part in them      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Every Australian should be aware of the role of the Australian divisions in bringing the Great War to a conclusion a century ago (“Never forget our greatest triumph”, 8/8). Thank you, Paul Kelly, for this commemoration. Students in schools learn about...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: Dr Falzon’s Marxist tax policy is bad but it’s hard not to conclude that his verse is worse      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Lenin? A bit of fun. Troy Bramston, The Australian, July 31: Labor preselection candidate John Falzon … (who wore) a T-shirt emblazoned with Vladimir Lenin’s face … (said:) “It was … a bit of fun.” Marx? Tax policy inspiration. Paul Karp, Guardian...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: No advantage test      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Enormous supplies of energy raw materials gave Australia a competitive edge for a vanishingly small time in the context of our history. It allowed our industries to compete against countries that had different competitive advantages — larger...
          8/9/2018: ARTS: SOUTH AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MUSIC Marc Ribot American composer and guitarist Marc Ribot, above, known for his eclectic range of musical styles, from Cuban to punk, performs at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Ribot previously has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Elvis Costello,...
          8/9/2018: ARTS: WESTERN AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
EXHIBITION Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series Sidney Nolan’s 26-piece depiction of Australian romanticised bushland criminal Ned Kelly, exploring the Australian identity, will be on a short-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra....
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS REVIEW: NAB ‘delayed’ super transfers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

National Australia Bank was so slow to make a legally required transfer of super money from old high-fee funds into low-fee MySuper products that four years after the reforms were passed the bank still held more than a third of all Australian savings...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS REVIEW: King hit packs a punch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

West Coast Eagle Andrew Gaff has broken more than a jaw. According to our X-ray report, the banned AFL player has fractured the cosy relationship between two of Perth’s mightiest institutions — Kerry Stokes’s Seven West Media and Western Australia’s...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Farming dynasties stalk retailer’s soured dairy dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Companies controlled by two of Australia’s largest pastoral families, the Periches and the Moxeys, are said to be among the parties circling Harvey Norman’s failed dairy farm operation. McGrath Nicol was appointed as the receiver of the company’s...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Banks line up for land registry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Plans by the West Australian government to sell its $1bn-plus land registry business appear to be progressing, with investment banks hoping to find out shortly if they have a role advising on the entity. The pitches by investment banks were due around...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Digital dumpers off their trolleys      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the online shopping world it is known as “shopping cart abandonment’’, and it seems Australians are global champions when it comes to selecting goods to purchase online but then dumping or discarding their virtual trolleys at the checkout due to the...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Quadrant soars after oil strike      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Any plans Macquarie Group had to sell down its stake in the privately held Quadrant Energy may be shelved in favour of an eventual sharemarket float, as excitement grows over the emergence of a new oil province off the coast of Western Australia where...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: St Barbara chief sets his sights on merger deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gold miner St Barbara hopes to seal a big merger in the next 12 months and has turned its attention to North America, after talks with Australian peers fell over on valuation issues. St Barbara managing director Bob Vassie, who has made no secret of...
          8/9/2018: BUSINESS: Roy Hill aims to boost output      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Holdings hopes to “very shortly” boost production capacity at its West Australian iron ore mine, railway and port to 60 million tonnes a year, according to chief executive Barry Fitzgerald. Speaking at the Diggers & Dealers...
          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL SERVICES: ‘Social licence’ draws backlash from investors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Investors and business groups have rejected the introduction of a “social licence to operate” as part of a reset of ASX governance principles, saying it is a subjective and unnecessary intervention into the way Australian companies are managed. The...
          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL SERVICES: Regulator gets tough on funds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has promised more intensive regulation of super funds but warned its effectiveness will be limited unless there are changes to its regulatory powers which could be made as part of a governmentbacked...
          8/9/2018: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Private group swoops on Adelaide’s Santos headquarters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A private Melbourne property group has swooped on the Santos headquarters in Adelaide, snapping up the building from Lendlease’s Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial for more than $100 million. The deal will see the purchaser, believed to be the...
          8/9/2018: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Toorak and Durack show range for a shack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It looks like residents of Toorak are taking the phrase “your home is your castle” literally, with these denizens building the most expensive homes in Australia. While the median price in Toorak isn’t the highest in Australia, this suburb tops the...
          8/9/2018: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Architects press ministers for greener and safer code      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

State and federal building ministers are under pressure from Australia’s architects to deliver a more energy-efficient National Construction Code when they meet tomorrow, at the same time as improving compliance in the industry in the wake of London’s...
          8/9/2018: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Minor’s major global acquisition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Bangkok-based Minor Group, which came to Australian prominence when it purchased the troubled Oaks Hotels and Resorts Group several year’s ago, is buying Spain’s NH Hotels chain of 382 hotels in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Minor has acquired...
          8/9/2018: THE MARKETS: SkyCity soars as VIPs hit tables      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GAMING: SkyCity Entertainment says its net profit rebounded sharply last financial year, benefiting from a recovery in overseas high-rollers visiting its Australian and New Zealand casinos. SkyCity reported a net profit of $NZ169.5 million ($154m) for...
          Pink Says She's In 'Excruciating Pain' After Canceling Sydney Concerts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The singer has been plagued by medical issues on the Australian leg of her world tour.
          8/9/2018: THE MARKETS: Port’s iron exports fall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iron ore shipments to China from Western Australia’s Port Hedland terminal fell almost 20 per cent in July from a month earlier, port data released yesterday showed. Iron ore shipments to China from the world’s biggest iron ore port totalled 32.38...
          8/9/2018: COMMENTARY: ON A PATH TO PROSPERITY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I would like to talk about a longrun topic and a short-run topic. The long-run topic is Australia’s demography and the short-run topic is monetary policy. These might seem to be unrelated topics. But at the RBA, we are aware that our decisions about...
          8/9/2018: TELEVISION: Look for Mind Games      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
in the Review section of The Weekend Australian every Saturday. It features crosswords, two Sudoku puzzles, chess, bridge, brain teasers and a 10-question quiz to test your general knowledge.
          8/9/2018: SPORT: Hungry Aussies set to Pac a punch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Australian swimming team needs no reminder that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are getting closer. They can see that for themselves as the imposing structure that will house the Games pool takes shape barely 500 metres from where they will compete at the...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: Sidelined Gaff to make peace with Brayshaw      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL: Suspended West Coast star Andrew Gaff will soon meet with Andrew Brayshaw in an attempt to make peace with the injured Fremantle player. Gaff on Tuesday night was suspended for eight matches by the AFL tribunal — the largest ban...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: CA bans a ‘shock’ to world cricket      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The International Cricket Council will be urged to foster better relations between teams and encourage the preparation of better pitches in the wake of the ugly incidents, including the ball tampering scandal, that marred Australia’s tour of South...
          8/9/2018: SPORT: Castle confident Hunter region can deliver women’s World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

RUGBY UNION: Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle is confident of delivering a record-breaking women’s Rugby World Cup, if Australia wins hosting rights for the 2021 tournament. Castle has announced Newcastle and the Hunter region in NSW will host the...
          cln returns with "Waiting For You," announces upcoming debut album [Premiere]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian producer cln has seen a lot of love over the years here at EARMILK. Today we are sharing his latest release "Waiting For You", a smooth electronic and R&B stunner. He's coming hot off successful releases with tastemaker labels including ‘Switch Gears’, ‘The Oher Side’ (via Kitsune) and ‘Breathe’ (via NEST/OWSLA). "Waiting For You" is […]

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          Aussie Agriculture Minister on Climate Change: “I don’t give a rat’s if it’s man-made or not … you shouldn’t feel afraid to turn on a heater or light at night.”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Its refreshing to see a senior politician say something sensible about climate change. Australian Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is more worried about affordable, reliable electricity, so people can heat their homes or pump water to irrigate their fields, than whether mankind is causing climate change. … TONY JONES Alright, Meg,…
          Australian golfer Lyle dies aged 36      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Enduring cancer, he left a final message: "My time was short, but... hopefully it wasn't wasted."
          Jarrod Lyle: Australian golfer dies aged 36      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36, his family has confirmed. The golfer made a decision last month to end his treatment for cancer and enter palliative care. He died on Wednesday, after spending his final days in the state...
          Think July was hot?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On Aug. 1, Science Daily cited a report from Australia’s Monash University: “Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as the globe warms up.”           That same day, NBC announced: “Rising seas could knock out the internet — and sooner than scientists thought. New research says 4,000 miles of internet cable could be underwater by 2030.” […]
          Seattle Sounders add Brad Smith on loan from Bournemouth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin each scored in stoppage time to lift the Sounders to a miraculous comeback over Minnesota. The Seattle Sounders added defender Brad Smith on loan from Bournemouth on Wednesday, hours before the deadline of the MLS secondary transfer window. Smith, 24, will join Seattle on a one-year loan deal until the middle of the 2019 MLS season in June, though the Premier League club will be able to recall him in January if the Cherries choose to do so. The Australia international appeared in five Premier League games in 2016-17 after joining Bournemouth from boyhood club Liverpool, but he only appeared...
          Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – TEDx Auckland Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9 August 2018 The Australian co-founder of Seabin — a device designed to rid the world’s marinas of plastic — is coming to New Zealand to speak at TEDxAuckland 2018. Seabin Project raised almost $400,000 (NZD) in its Kickstarter campaign after […]
          Reject the NEG, urge doctors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dr Chris Juttner, says we need nothing less than global action equivalent to the mobilisation for World War Two to keep temperatures below 2 degrees to avoid further climate chaos, and urges Australia to rejoin the battle. 
          Australian man films massive python slithering up his house      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Just another day in Australia. Robbie Knills was recently hanging out his laundry at his Mudgeeraba residence in Gold Coast recently when he spotted an intruder: not a burglar, but ... Read more

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          Australian biotech company Innate says not subject of Collins investigation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian biotech group Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited said on Thursday it was not under investigation in an insider trading case involving Republican U.S. congressman Christopher Collins.

          Bonsai Ginseng - Ficus microcarpa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Il Ficus microcarpa conosciuto come Bonsai Ginseng è una pianta d’appartamento apprezzata per l’architettura del suo tronco simile alla radice del Ginseng e per la bellezza del sua folta chioma composta da foglie lucide di colore verde brillante.

Caratteristiche Ginseng bonsai – Ficus microcarpa

Il Ficus microcarpa è una pianta sempreverde della famiglia delle Moraceae originaria dell’Asia e dell’Australia diffusa allo stato naturale dall’India fino alle coste dell’America centro-meridionale e

          Legal Contract Review Support      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PA-Pittsburgh, For professional and growing international company. Selected candidate will produce work while liaising with individuals in Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Duties: Responsible for all administrative matters relating to assignment and closeout of contracts/projects in the Legal Contract Management system for Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Serve as a liaison with stakeholders, regarding matters
          AUSTRALIA: Drought-hit nation allows more kangaroo kills to save water      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia today scaled back rules on shooting kangaroos in New South Wales after the state was declared "100 percent in drought."
          Irregular Webcomic! #1791 Rerun      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Comic #1791

We're all dwarves deep down inside.

Aren't we?


2018-08-08 Rerun commentary: This is one time when I think the joke might be improved by the addition of a penultimate beat panel. "Seeya" or the more articulate "see you", or even "see you later" or "see you round", are curious parting sayings. I don't speak for other dialects, but they're extremely common in Australian English - even if you know that the person you are saying it to is someone you're unlikely to ever meet again. "Seeya" is my own go-to parting saying, and I use it with taxi drivers, staff at restaurants I'll likely never visit again, and various random strangers in places I'll probably never go to again. I've occasionally pondered about how illogical it is to tell someone that you'll never see again that you will see them later. But that's just part of how language works. It isn't always literal.
          Telecinco se pasa a la repostería y adaptará ‘The Great British Bake Off’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
telecinco adaptara the great british bake off

Mediaset España ha anunciado que adaptará para Telecinco, en colaboración con Boxfish, The great British Bake off’ un conocido concurso británico sobre repostería que actualmente se emite en Channel 4. En el espacio, un grupo de concursantes anónimos pugna en una serie de desafíos por realizar los mejores postres y conquistar a un jurado experto, evitando la eliminación semanal y asegurándose el pase a las siguientes fases. Según informa la cadena, ya se ha abierto el casting para elegir a los concursantes de este nuevo espacio.

Estrenado en 2010 en BBC Two, The Great British Bake Off alcanzó tanta popularidad que a los tres años pasó a BBC One, la cadena principal del grupo y, posteriormente, Channel 4 se hizo con los derechos del formato. A lo largo de su historia, ha sido el espacio más visto en el Reino Unido en 2015 y en 2016, año en que nueve de las diez emisiones más vistas de aquel país fueron ediciones del concurso.

Además, el espacio ha sido galardonado con tres Premios BAFTA, tres National Television Awards y con un Rose d’Or. El formato llega a España después de haber adaptado en más de 30 países, entre los que se encuentran EEUU, Alemania, Francia, Australia, Brasil, Argentina, Italia y Holanda, entre otros.

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          Meet the Polish painter mixing lace doilies and kick-ass street art      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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With traditional doilies rapidly disappearing from homes across Europe, Polish artist NeSpoon is taking the ancient art of lacemaking out onto the streets.

Her work now appears across the globe, transforming traditional patterns into large and smalle-scale murals in Australia and Europe.

NeSpoon, who also works with ceramics and sculpture, says her work lets her mix lacemaking’s ancient folk roots with the freedom of street art.

“I would like to make positive art and deal with positive emotions,” she says. “In lace there is an aesthetic code which is deeply embedded in every culture. In lace, we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony. Isn’t that what we all seek instinctively?”

To see more of NeSpoon’s work, visit her Instagram here or her Behance page here.  

          Australians Vote 'Yes' On Gay Marriage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australians have given same-sex marriage a resounding "yes," in a historic nationwide poll, with nearly 62 percent of registered voters approving the measure. Although the mail-in poll is non-binding, it nonetheless ensures that Parliament will consider ensconcing the popular sentiment as law — a bill to do just that was introduced in the Senate late Wednesday after the results of the poll became known. Australians "have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said following the announcement of results. "They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love." The Sydney Morning Herald reports : "In Sydney, thousands gathered in Prince Alfred Park on Wednesday morning to hear their country's answer to a permission many believed they should never have been forced to seek." When the results were announced, the newspaper says, "The crowd jumped with ecstasy, and relief. Rainbow flags blurred with the
          The Linda And Mitch Hart Institute For Women Conductors Class Of 2018 Announced      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the twelve distinguished professionals (six conductors, two administrators, and four observers) selected to participate in the fourth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 28 - Nov. 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas:

  • Sonia Ben-Santamaria (France)
  • Priscila Bomfim (Brazil)
  • Sarah Penicka-Smith (Australia)
  • Audrey Saint-Gil (France/USA)
  • Maria Sensi Sellner (USA)
  • Emily Senturia (USA)

Working to address a long-standing issue at the podium, The Dallas Opera in 2015 launched a unique, new residential program-one of only three in the world-designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors on the cusp of major international careers. Female conductors, as well as accomplished women singers, opera coaches, accompanists, and instrumentalists with established careers seeking to develop new skills at the podium, were encouraged to apply.

"At this point in my career," observes conductor Priscila Bomfim, "I could not receive better news than the opportunity to participate in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera, supporting the women who have accepted the challenges of conducting in the opera world."

"For me, the Hart Institute embodies the American Dream," writes Audrey Saint-Gil. "Work hard, dream big, and grab your opportunity tight with both hands when it comes."

The initiative received vital foundational support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation. Naming support came through the generosity of Linda and Mitch Hart.

Additional support for the 2018 Hart Institute comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Baker Botts LLP, Cindy and Charlie Feld, Jenifer and Peter Flynn, Susan and Mark Geyer, Holly and Tom Mayer, Betty and Steve Suellentrop, and Martha and Max Wells.

Made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera's Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO notes: "This proven program - by recognizing the contributions of exceptionally talented women in classical music - helps focus vision for conductors, music directors and administrators by showcasing their rich array of skills. Because recognition and vision lead directly to opportunity.

"I was deeply committed to providing leadership roles for women during my tenure as general director of Kentucky Opera," Derrer adds, "and that continues in Dallas. The extraordinary generosity of our underwriters and the enthusiasm of The Dallas Opera Board show that we are on the right track to improve gender parity on the podium."

A total of 51 women conductors and professional musicians heeded the call in 2018, despite even more stringent admissions requirements this year. Applicants from 19 countries included music directors, principal and assistant conductors, concertmasters and music staff from top-ranked symphonies, opera companies, and conservatories.

"Getting into the Hart Institute will be a game-changer for me," observed conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith. "I value the existence of a program which addresses the whole conductor, not just her technique, and I hope this will allow us to develop as many unique models of what it means to be a conductor as there are women to fill those positions."

Maria Sensi Sellner agrees: "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the team of exceptional mentors and advisors assembled by The Dallas Opera, and to broaden my community of female colleagues, as we work towards equity on the podium."

Adds conductor Emily Senturia, "I look forward to learning from industry leaders and the other talented women who have been chosen to participate in this groundbreaking program."

As is the case each year, four talented U.S. observers were chosen to "audit" the 2018 Institute: Laurann Gilley, Laura Giuli, Amy Owens, and Sara Parkinson.


The 2018 Linda and Mitch Hart Institute will consist of hands-on master classes with the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director, Emmanuel Villaume; TDO's Martha R. and Preston A. Peak Principal Guest Conductor Nicole Paiement and Carlo Montanaro, a renowned Italian conductor who made his official TDO debut last season in La Traviata.

Sessions include career advancement seminars with experienced professionals; topical industry discussions; intensive one-on-ones and networking opportunities; as well as the chance to conduct The Dallas Opera Orchestra in a public concert in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on the evening of November 10, 2018 (additional details to be announced).

As part of TDO's five-year commitment to each institute "class" of conductors, alumnae will be invited to summer reunions for additional masterclasses with piano and singers, and a series of seminars about the business of music.

Conductor Sonia Ben-Santamaria writes: "A huge thank you to The Dallas Opera's Hart Institute for being the precursor in promoting and nurturing female talent worldwide."

"Although still in the early stages," says Dallas Opera Director of Artistic Administration David Lomeli, "The Institute appears to be having a pronounced positive impact on the field, with Hart Institute alumnae being singled out for important appointments, projects, and commissions in both the opera and symphonic world."

Marc A. Scorca, President and CEO of OPERA America, earlier remarked: "The Dallas Opera continues to expand its influence and stature among American opera companies, as shown by this exciting new initiative.? The company is to be applauded for taking a significant step to remedy the existing gender imbalance on the podium.? This effort complements OPERA America's support of the work of female opera composers and promises to enrich the art form by encouraging more gifted artists to express themselves through opera."


While the Hart Institute began with a focus on supporting talented conductors, the challenges faced by?women opera administrators?are equally daunting.? To address this imbalance, The Dallas Opera last year added a new component to the Hart Institute: Through 2022, TDO will invite between two and four American opera administrators to participate each season.? These women will be selected on the basis of their potential to become leaders of one of America's top opera companies at a later point in their careers.

The 2018 Hart Institute Administrators are:

  • Nicole Eubanks (Lyric Opera of Kansas City)
  • Brooke Tolley (Opera Roanoke)

The selected opera administrators will have access to all group sessions and special sessions during the annual residency in Dallas.? This curriculum includes the role of the board, leadership development, personal branding, media and PR training, effective artist management, and navigating recruiting processes for senior level positions.? To continue to develop their musical skills, which is essential for any opera executive, the administrators will observe rehearsals with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and conducting master classes.? Special sessions on Development, Finance, and Marketing will be offered as well.

One of the goals of the program is to construct a wide network of influential female leaders in the administrative offices of performing arts organizations, both large and small, as well as onstage and in the orchestra pit.


2018 Hart Institute Conductors


Sonia Ben-Santamaria is the first female conductor to be associated with the Royal Opera House Jette Parkers young artists programme 2017/2018. Highlights of her season includes shadowing Sir Antonio Pappano on Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, leading the Youth Opera Company chorus on Barrie Kosky's Carmen and conducting the presentation of The Monstrous Child. Originally Spanish but French born, Sonia trained at the Conservatoire de Toulouse, the Royal Academy of Music, the National Opera Studio, London, and was subsequently offered a position at the English National Opera as trainee repetiteur and vocal coach. Sonia is the proud founder of Glass Ceiling Orchestra, a socially engaged chamber orchestra which promotes equal opportunities, female conductors and composers. Future engagements include Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Holland Park.


Priscila Bomfim is Assistant Conductor and Pianist at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and was the first woman to conduct in this Opera season. Worked at Bidu Sayão Opera Academy, preparing young opera singers in this theater, Ms. Bomfim also performed concertos with the Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, and Orquestras Sinfônicas de Santo André e Cesgranrio, under the guidance of renowned conductors. As a pianist, Ms. Bomfim has performed with International Artists and singers. Priscila was born in Portugal, where she won her first piano contest as a nine-year- old child. She graduated and achieved her Master's degree at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.


Dr. Sarah Penicka-Smith is a freelance conductor and vocal coach. She is Director of Music at St Andrew's College, Principal Conductor with Macquarie Singers, Artistic Director of Opera Prometheus and Pacific Pride Choir, and a partner of Penicka-Smith Arts & Event Management, along with her wife Melanie. From 2005-2017, Sarah was Music Director of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, where she worked on a range of pioneering projects. She has worked with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs since 2005 as a chorusmaster and workshop presenter, and conducted orchestras that include the University of Sydney Intercol Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Penrith Symphony Orchestra. Sarah is an alumna of the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program and holds a PhD from the University of Sydney.


French conductor, Audrey Saint-Gil graduated summa cum laude in solo piano concurrent with her PhD in Greek Philosophy. Her career and operatic passion began at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and as assistant conductor to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna.?A US resident since 2007, Ms Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. She is the French Opera specialist at Philadelphia's AVA and guest vocal coach at the ROH, Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper.?Current projects include conducting La Traviata, Narnia Festival, Italy; Bizet at HGO and recitals in Salzburg, Copenhagen and San Francisco with her partner, Christopher Maltman.


Maria Sensi Sellner is recognized for her artistry and versatility as a conductor of opera, orchestras, and choruses. Praised as "mightily impressive," she was the first three-time winner of the American Prize for Opera Conducting and serves as the Artistic & General Director of Resonance Works Pittsburgh, which she founded in 2013. Recent engagements include the Center for Contemporary Opera, Syracuse Opera, Symphoria, Hubbard Hall Opera, cover conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (assisting Manfred Honeck, Sir Mark Elder), and conducting staff for the world premiere of David Lang's "the public domain" at Lincoln Center. Previous positions include Acting Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (chorus for the Pittsburgh Symphony), interim faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and Director of the Akron Symphony Chorus.


Ms. Senturia made her mainstage debut with Houston Grand Opera in 2018 conducting Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, followed by her Kennedy Center debut leading the same opera for Washington National Opera. In the summer of 2018 she makes her West Coast debut leading Mata Hari for West Edge Opera. Emily Senturia will make her Hawaii Opera Theatre debut in the spring of 2019 leading La traviata. After graduating from the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Ms. Senturia joined the HGO music staff during which time she conducted performances of?L'elisir d'amore,?The Little Prince, and?The Magic Flute. Recently, Ms. Senturia has been on the music staff at The Atlanta Opera (Sweeney Todd), Opera Philadelphia (O17 Festival and O18 Festival), and at Wolf Trap Opera where she has conducted two Studio Spotlight programs.


2018 Hart Institute Administrators


Nicole Eubanks is the Individual Giving Director at Lyric Opera of Kansas City where she is responsible for the annual fund and individual giving strategies that center on funding the company's mission of producing transformational opera for the community. Prior to her time in Kansas City, Eubanks held the position of Assistant Director of Donor Services and Special Events at Lyric Opera of Chicago where she managed donor benefits, donor services, key company events, and all operations pertaining the William B. and Catherine Graham Room, the private dining space in the opera. Eubanks holds bachelor's degrees in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and Business from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is a member of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus.


Brooke Tolley is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and was recently named Chief Operating Officer of Opera Roanoke, where she handles all aspects of daily operation including finance, marketing, special events and production management. She is also the newly appointed Director of the opera's innovative Apprentice Artist Program, which guides regional college students to the next step in their professional careers. Brooke holds music degrees from Liberty University and Radford University and is an incoming member of Leadership Roanoke Valley's 2018-19 class. As an opera administrator and active performer, she is passionate about using her unique skill set to connect with close-knit communities, helping to build viable arts and culture programs that create lasting impact. She has been at Opera Roanoke since 2015.


2018 Hart Institute Observers


Laurann Gilley has been on faculty with the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2005, and on faculty at Northwestern University since 2010. She has worked as coach, pianist, assistant conductor, recitative accompanist, and chorus director for companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, and Vancouver Opera, with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Bonynge, Edoardo Müller, Leon Botstein, and Stewart Robertson. As a recital accompanist, she has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and San Francisco's Schwabacher Series. A regular accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, Ms. Gilley holds degrees from The Manhattan School of Music, The Eastman School of Music, and Southern Methodist University.


Laura Guili is a versatile musician and freelance conductor currently based in the Midwest. She travels extensively to pursue professional opportunities and has held music director and assistant conductor positions with Midwest-based orchestras and opera companies. In addition, she conducts studio recording sessions for film and world music. A horn player and former string educator, she received her MM from Northwestern University and has studied with Kenneth Kiesler and Victor Yampolsky. Passionate about the arts, Ms. Guili furthers her involvement in artistic philanthropy as a seven-year member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Young Professionals board. In addition to her professional successes in music, she works as an actress and model in TV, film and print, currently represented by Modelogic and The Helen Wells Agency.

Amy Owens (USA)

Amy Owens enjoys a diverse singing career in concert work, opera, new music, and alternative pop. She has appeared in concert in venues ranging from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap to Carnegie Hall. Her operatic engagements have taken her to Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Dallas Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, and others. She appears regularly with the New York Festival of Song, and she has collaborated with many composers including Matthew Aucoin, William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, Paola Prestini, and David Hanlon. Her debut album of original music, HAETHOR, was released Spring 2018 to acclaim in the electronica world. She has received awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Santa Fe Opera.


Sara Parkinson enjoys a varied career as conductor, vocal coach and pianist. She served on the staff and faculties at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Cornell College and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Recent and upcoming performance engagements include Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony. Sara was Music Director of Boulder Opera Company for their 2017-2018 season where she made her operatic conducting debut with Massenet's Cendrillon followed by Mozart's Così fan tutte. Sara has been a member of Central City Opera Ensemble since 2012 and worked with numerous singers. Sara received degrees from the University of Iowa, New England Conservatory of Music and CU-Boulder. Principal teachers include Victor Rosenbaum, Anne Epperson and Maestro Nicholas Carthy.



Founded in 1957, The Dallas Opera is an internationally-recognized innovator dedicated to the overall advancement of the operatic art form and the support of established and emerging artists, as well as the education and development of new opera audiences in North Texas-and beyond. These goals are achieved by commissioning and producing world-class opera; through ground-breaking institutes, national competitions and topical programs; and by presenting opera in both traditional and non-traditional formats and venues in order to attract patrons of every age, background, educational level, and ethnicity-while engaging with more than 87,000 people in our community each year.? TDO is equally committed to the task of responsible stewardship and is managed with efficiency and accountability, to the highest possible standards.

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          Rugby Championship 2018: Outright Preview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 2018 Rugby Championship will get underway on Saturday the 18th of August. Darry Worthington takes a look at the outright betting, below.

The 2018 Rugby Championship will soon be upon us and rugby fans will be forgiven for feeling that they've seen it all before as the All Blacks head into this one as strong favourites to secure their third successive title. The reigning champions were a class apart last season winning all six of their games on their way to claiming yet another title.

Things may be a bit tougher for Steve Hansen's bunch this time around as they face two relatively unknown quantities in the form of a Springbok side under new management as well as an Argentine outfit who have also swept the deck and brought in a new coaching team.

The Kiwi's will also have to be wary of an Australian side packed full of in-form Waratahs' players.

To Win Outright
New Zealand 1/7
Australia 6/1
South Africa 9/1
Argentina 80/1

Saturday 18 August
Australia v New Zealand | ANZ Stadium | 12:05
South Africa v Argentina | Jonsson Kings Park | 17:05

Saturday 25 August
New Zealand v Australia | Eden Park | 09:35
Argentina v South Africa | Estadio Malvinas | 21:10

Saturday 8 September
New Zealand v Argentina | Trafalgar Park | 09:35
Australia v South Africa | Suncorp Stadium | 12:05

Saturday 15 September
New Zealand v South Africa | Westpac Stadium | 09:35
Australia v Argentina | cBus Super Stadium | 12:05

Saturday 29 September
South Africa v Australia | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | 17:05

Sunday 30 September
Argentina v New Zealand | Estadio Jose Amalfitani | 00:40

Saturday 6 October
South Africa v New Zealand | Loftus Versfeld | 17:05

Sunday 7 October
Argentina v Australia | Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena | 00:40

The Bookie's Choice
The All Blacks head into this one as strong favourites with the bookmakers. The men from the 'Land of the Long White Cloud' have won five of the six tournaments since the competition was expanded to include Argentina back in 2012.

 The New Zealanders enjoyed a clean sweep of it last year winning all six of their games while securing four-try scoring bonus points. They are currently on a 12-match Rugby Championship unbeaten streak, with their last defeat coming at the hands of Australia during their final fixture of the 2015 tournament.

With a hugely talented squad, this New Zealand side are strong favourites to take the title.

The Blue and Gold
While the annexing of the Western Force has annoyed a hell of a lot of Western Australian Rugby fans, one cannot argue that Australian rugby has been better served by only fielding four teams in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Their franchises have looked a lot better, as Waratahs, Brumbies and the Rebels managed to register wins over New Zealand opposition, while ridding Australia of their long-running losing streak to teams from their neighbouring country.

Speaking of the Waratahs, the men in blue were Australia's shining light in this year's Super Rugby tournament making it all the way to the semi-final stage. Key to their deep progress in the tournament was the form of their Wallaby backs Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, and Israel Folau. The trio will need to produce the same sort of magic for the national team if the Australians are to lift their second Rugby Championship title.

Rassie Resurgence
The Springboks will be quietly confident about their chances this season after seeing off an admittedly weak English side 2-1 in their home June series. The 'Boks looked a revitalized outfit under Rassie Erasmus' guidance and played a far more attractive and clinical brand of rugby than they produced under Allister Coetzee.

The South Africans will face a lot tougher opposition than the English in this tournament, however, and will need to up their defensive game if they are to finally break their Rugby Championship duck. This will necessitate them finding a competent centre pairing as the 'Boks midfield was about as rigid as a twig during their June series.

Pumped up Pumas
The 2018 Rugby Championship will mark a new dawn for Argentina's Rugby with Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma taking over the national reigns from the long-serving Daniel Hourcade, who stepped down after Argentina's home June series defeat to a second-string Welsh outfit.

There are high hopes for the new man in charge, who guided the Jaguares to their first-ever appearance in the Super Rugby play-offs, this season. Ledesma is likely to have the full support of his dressing room, something Hourcade seemed to have lost during the Autumn of his tenure, which will be key as he will need his veterans to step up to the mark and atone for their horrendous 2017 campaign that saw the Argentine's lose all six of their fixtures.

Verdict: New Zealand 1/7
There's not much value here but I simply cannot see the Kiwis failing to make it three on the trot. While I do think they'll have a tougher time of it this year - they may even lose a game - their home form and ability to grind out wins when their backs are against the wall makes them my choice for the title.

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          US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain - Free Malaysia Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain
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          The Church Announce Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian psychedelic pop band the Church is making its way over to North America this fall in honor of the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal album Starfish. The Church will be playing their fifth album, which went gold in the US, in its entirety. In addition to this month-long trek across North America, the…
          'My time was short': Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Popular Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after battling cancer, aged 36, Golf Australia has announced.
          Hugh Jackman Practices His Riding Skills for an Upcoming Film Role!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hugh Jackman is looking hot! The 49-year-old The Greatest Showman actor was spotted propping for his upcoming film role on Sunday (August 5) in Sydney, Australia. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hugh Jackman The actor was spotted with his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, as he did some training ...
          Koala Lander      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Fly your balloon all around Australian cities collect shrimp and land properly without crashing
          Fonterra enters trading halt on NZX and ASX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Units in Fonterra are in a trading halt on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchange as the dairy co-op reviews its earnings forecasts."Fonterra is currently preparing its annual financial statements for the financial year ended...
          Police say African Australian youths in Taylors Hill there 'to fight'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A large group of youths who terrified residents of Taylors Hill overnight had gathered to fight and some were known to police, the west's top cop says. 
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Woopwoop      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1. "Function"? I've been to Guangzhou and Delhi, and they have severe problems. There is a question around city population statistics of course, as it depends where different countries draw the line. Parts of Greater London, for example, are countryside, and with the aforementioned Guangzhou, it's high-rise towers virtually all the way to Hong Kong. 2. It's true some cities like Vienna have pleasant 5 or 6 storey environments, but that's just not happening here. It's both sprawl and high rise in Melbourne, with not much in between. 3. Even in a city with fairly good infrastructure, like London, it can take a couple of hours to get from one part to another - so much for accessibility of amenities.
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Arky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's much easier in Europe and much of the USA to champion living in smaller cities because, due to the reduced distances between places, they're really just like sprawling bigger cities. The critical mass, the economies of scale, are not lost or not fully lost. This is why, for example, the "urban areas" documented by the US Census Bureau are so much larger than the traditional idea of the city. Take a look at: It's not New York City, but the tristate area (New York City, New Jersey and Newawk). Not just Los Angeles but the whole Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim megacity. Not Dallas, but Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, and so on.
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Arky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What a silly comment. Business isn't subsidising the cost of energy, food etc to urban areas, if anything people are still being overcharged for energy,, but government absolutely subsidises rural areas. "Real cost"? You would obviously be very surprised.
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Arky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Melbourne and Sydney are a long way from the biggest cities in the world and those other cities seem to function. You can have increased population density without it being "high rise dog boxes".
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Arky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's easy to say it's a good idea when it's not your job being arbitrarily uprooted. Also, those jobs were being moved out of CANBERRA, which is not exactly a giant overstuffed metropolis is it? Talk about the triumph of belief over reality.
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by Woopwoop      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Straw man. Nobody is suggesting immolating migrants, or even stopping migration; just lowering the rate to what it was.
          Comment on Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom by klewso