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          Likely Stories: The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Two Australian women try to escape an oppressive parent by moving to England.
          GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York is vehemently denying charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of an Australian biotechnology company to his son (Source: ABC News: Health)
          Australia's Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan Test tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SYDNEY: Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood were on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates as they continue to recover from injury. Both players missed the recent series against Engla
          Racism in Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sir: A few days ago, a student at the Newcastle University in Australia was attacked after he had been returning to his campus in the early hours of the morning. This news would not have mattered all that much, had investigations not revealed that the vic
          Visiting Australia’s Gold Coast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Gold Coast has something for everyone. Ready for an adventure down under? Here’s my guide to visiting Australia's Gold Coast. The post Visiting Australia’s Gold Coast appeared first on The Blonde Abroad. ...
          Madeleine Madden Bikini      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Madeleine Madden bikini pictures from the Gold Coast, Australia, 08/05/2018. Madeleine Madden is working on the new Dora The Explorer project, we kid you not. You love Dora, don’t you? https://www.instagram.com/madeleine_madden/
          Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama - Di Kalangan Masyarakat Awam Asal usul Putri duyung menjadi Menjadi sebuah mitologi tersendiri, Tidak sedikit Film maupun drama Yang menceritakan segala pertunjukan yang berkaitan dengan makhluk laut yang memiliki bentuk fisik menyerupai manusia ini.

Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama
Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama
Sebuah mitologi yang secara ilmiah masih menjadi rahasia, manusia setengah ikan ini dianggap ada dan diakui oleh para ilmuwan. Banyak Negara di dunia ini yang memiliki ceritanya masing-masing mengenai makhluk setengah ikan yang berfisik manusia ini.

Di Indonesia, makhluk ini disebut Putri Duyung. Sampai-sampai dalam dunia kartun, sosok putri duyung sangat digemari oleh anak-anak dan remaja putri khususnya. Penasaran kan dengan cerita lebih jauh tentang asal usul Putri Duyung?

Bagaimana kacamata ilmuwan dan juga pandangan Islam mengenai makhluk bernama Putri Duyung ini? Lalu, mitologi masyarakat Indonesia mengenai Putri Duyung seperti apa ya? Mari baca terus penjelasan kami di bawah ini!

Asal-Usul Putri Duyung sebagai putri yang Terkutuk

Asal-usul Putri Duyung menurut sejarah pertama kali ditemukan dalam sebuah naskah kuno, dan peninggalan-peninggalan dari kebudayaan Assyria yang diperkirakan ada sejak tahun 1000 SM. Seorang arkeolog menemukan adanya kebudayaan Assyria yang kala itu percaya dengan adanya putri duyung sebagai seorang putri Raja yang dikutuk oleh alam. Kutukan ini diperolehnya karena putri duyung membunuh suaminya sendiri, lalu ia menceburkan dirinya ke dalam laut dan berubah wujud menjadi seekor ikan yang bertubuh manusia. Hanya bagian kaki saja yang berubah menjadi ikan, bagian badannya masih tetap dalam wujud manusia.

Asal-usul Putri Duyung sebagai Pengawal Dewa dan Dewi Laut

Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama
Sebuah Mitologi Asal Usul Putri Duyung Menurut Kaca Mata Ilmuwan Serta Agama
Mitologi Assyria berbeda dengan mitologi bangsa Yunani dan Romawi yang menganggap putri duyung adalah pengawal Dewa dan Dewi yang ada di laut. Putri Duyung sengaja diciptakan untuk mengawal Dewa dan Dewi dalam laut seperti Posein, Neptune dan Triton. Pengawal kerajaan dan menemani para Dewa dan Dewi dalam perjalanan mengelilingi laut menjadi tujuan diciptakannya putri duyung.

Dalam mitologi Yunani, putri duyung tidak mengenal jenis kelamin karena menurut mereka putri duyung itu bisa laki-laki dan juga bisa perempuan. Mereka juga meyakini bahwa putri duyung memiliki kekuatan yang sangat dahsyat.

Asal-Usul Putri Duyung sebagai seorang Nelayan yang dikutuk

Mitologi Jepang menjelaskan bahwa putri duyung sebenarnya adalah seorang nelayan laut yang dikutuk. Mereka mengaitkan cerita mitologi putri duyung dengan kisah seorang nelayan yang dikutuk oleh karena dirinya yang melanggar perjanjian. Alkisah menceritakan, nelayan berjanji pada gurunya untuk tidak memakan makanan yang sumbernya dari hewan, namun nelayan itu mengingakrinya. Justru membunuh banyak hewan-hewan dan diambil dagingnya lalu ia makan. Pengingkaran ini membuat gurunya geram dan akhirnya ia dikutuk menjadi seekor ikan yang menghilang ditelan laut. Jadilah ia manusia setengah ikan di laut.
Fakta tentang Putri Duyung menurut Kajian Ilmiah

Meskipun cerita asal usul dan bukti-bukti fosil banyak ditemukan diberbagai belahan dunia, hingga kini putri duyung masih tetap menjadi misteri. Mengenai benar atau tidaknya keberadaan manusia setengah ikan ini di laut dunia, hingga sekarang masih belum dapat dibuktikan, bahkan setelah para ahli biologi yang tergabung dalam WAB (World Association Biological) melakukan penelitian panjang.

Hasil penelitian yang menghabiskan dana hingga 3,2 juta US itu hanya membuahkan penemuan-penemuan hewan laut langka yang memang secara fisik memiliki kemiripan dengan ciri fisik putri duyung dalam mitologi dunia. Ya, sedikitnya ada 3 hewan tersebut. Dugong, Manatee, dan Sea cow, itulah namanya.

Dugong adalah mamalia laut yang ditemukan di perairan dangkal pantai India hingga Australia. Warnanya coklat kelabu, tubuhnya panjang sekitar 2,7 meter, dan hidup hingga usia 70 tahun.

Mantee adalah ikan sepanjang 2 meter dengan bentuk tubuh bagian atas mirip seperti wanita. Memiliki rambut panang dan hidup di perairan karibia hingga Amerika Selatan persis sama dengan Jenglot dalam bentuk raksasa.

Sea Cow (Sapi Laut) adalah mamalia laut bertubuh besar dengan panjang 7,6 meter. Bentuknya seperti sapi hanya saja kaki belakangnya tidak ada. Bagian tubuh belakangnya sama seperti ikan pada umumnya, memiliki sirip dan bersisik.

Nah, itulah beberapa hal yang saya dapat ceritakan seputar Asal Usul Putri Duyung. Terimakasih sudah menyempatkan waktu anda membaca artikel ini, semoga bermanfaat.

          Two Wild Kangaroos Fighting In Street Caught On Camera      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wild animals fight all the time, it’s nature. It’s just that we don’t often see them as it’s in the wild and we’re safe at home staring at our phones. Unless you’re in Australia, where it’s safe to say the wildlife is just a bit different to most other places. Also, Australia has a certain ...
          SIMON BELMONT AND KING K. ROOL JOIN THE FIGHT IN SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SIMON BELMONT AND KING K. ROOL JOIN THE FIGHT IN SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Nintendo Switch Exclusive Features More Than 70 Fighters, 100 Stages, 900 Music Tracks and Counting… 9th August, 2018 – A legendary vampire hunter and a fan-favourite villain are joining the sprawling cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a Nintendo Direct video presentation entirely focused on the Nintendo Switch exclusive, it was revealed that Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series and King K. Rool, the main antagonist from the original Donkey Kong Country games, are both joining the game as playable fighters. In addition, the Nintendo Direct also shared additional information on Echo fighters, new stages, new modes and one of the most impressive collections of music ever in a single game, with over 900 music tracks and 28 hours of music. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 7th December. In addition, fans can also look forward to amiibo of the five newly announced fighters Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, King K. Rool, Chrom and Dark Samus from the Super Smash Bros. Collection to be released in the future. To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit the Nintendo Direct website. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include: Simon Belmont: Simon’s signature weapon is, of course, his whip, with special attacks true to the Castlevania series, including the axe, cross, holy water and Grand Cross Final Smash. His stage is Dracula’s Castle, with candlesticks that release an item when destroyed. Alucard, the tragic hero from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, appears as an Assist Trophy, lending his cursed steel in battle. Richter Belmont, a descendant of Simon Belmont and the star of his own Castlevania games, also joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as an Echo fighter. King K. Rool: As the beloved villain from all three Donkey Kong Country games on Super NES, King K. Rool joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter. He attacks with a blunderbuss that can fire cannonballs at opponents and throws his crown, which acts like a boomerang. Echo Fighters: Echo fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have move sets based on other fighters, but a different visual appearance. In addition to Richter Belmont, two other echo fighters in the game are Chrom from the Fire Emblem series (echo fighter for Roy) and Dark Samus from the Metroid games (echo fighter for Samus). Echo fighters can be displayed as separate fighters on the character select screen or stacked on top of the character they are echoing. When stacked, players can change between them with the press of a button. It’s up to players to decide how they want them displayed. Stages: Returning favourites with new visuals and tweaks will make up most of the stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but there are new stages in the mix as well. These include Dracula’s Castle from the Castlevania series and New Donk City Hall from Super Mario Odyssey. More than 100 stages will be in the game, but because the popular Battlefield and Omega forms can also be selected for each stage, more than 300 total stages are available right from the start! Each stage in the game will also support eight-player battles (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer modes; sold separately) and feature the ability to turn off hazards like the Yellow Devil in Wily Castle. Stage Morph: In a Super Smash Bros. first, the Stage Morph option will let players seamlessly transition between two different stages. When you select this option in the rules, one stage will transform into another during battle. Music: For fans that want it all, the My Music feature lets players select specific music tracks for each stage. Up until now, each stage had its own music track. But in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, players can select tracks by series, so as long as they are fighting on a stage from The Legend of Zelda, for example, they can select any music track included from that franchise, including classics like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Main Theme. Counting game music tracks and other music, like in-game menus and other short musical passages there are approximately 900 compositions – that’s more than 28 hours of video game music! When playing in Handheld mode, music can be played even while the Nintendo Switch screen is turned off, turning the system into its own portable music player. Items: New items being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate include the Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death’s Scythe, Staff, Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom and Rage Blaster, among others from a wide variety of different video game franchises. Items in the game can be picked up and used offensively and defensively in battle. Pokémon: After throwing a Poké Ball in the game, many new and returning Pokémon may appear to assist in battle, including Abra, Solgaleo, Lunala, Mimikyu and the enormous Alolan Exeggutor. Assist Trophies: Some of the new Assist Trophies that are joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate include Zero from the Mega Man X series, Knuckles from Sonic The Hedgehog, Krystal from Star Fox Adventures, Rathalos from the Monster Hunter series, Shovel Knight from, well, Shovel Knight and the evil Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Classic Mode: The single-player mode in which players battle against a series of fighters will return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Each fighter has a set of stages and opponents that she or he will face. Stamina Battle: In addition to Time Battle and Stock Battle, Stamina Battle is also one of the standard modes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Stamina Battle, players fight to deplete each other’s stamina until only one fighter is left standing. Final Smash Meter: In addition to regular Final Smashes that can be activated after breaking a Smash Ball, the Final Smash Meter is now a selectable option. If enabled, players can charge their Final Smash Meter over the course of a battle. Once the Final Smash Meter is fully charged, players can unleash a less powerful Final Smash attack. Squad Strike: When playing Squad Strike, players will participate in 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 skirmishes, with each player using either five or three consecutive fighters in one battle. Tourney Mode: Up to 32 players can participate in Tourney mode, making it great for parties or events with a lot of people. And since Nintendo Switch can be played anywhere, these tournaments can even take place in unexpected places! Smashdown: After battling in this mode, the previously selected fighters will no longer be available, forcing players to have to pick a different fighter for the next round. This mode favours players who are skilled with multiple fighters and encourages others to diversify their rosters. Training: The improved Training mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes an exclusive stage that features a grid, used to help measure the distance and trajectory of special moves and fighter knockback. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 7th December. For more information about the game, visit https://www.smashbros.com/en_AU/.  Additional Links: Nintendo Switch website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/ Nintendo Australia website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/ Nintendo Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAUNZ Nintendo Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoAUNZ Nintendo AU on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nintendoau
          Watch: Maefire – ‘Baby, Please’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Check out this anthemic, wonderful pop rock anthem from Australia’s Maefire. Definitely one of the most hard-hitting, uplifting (in terms of tone, at least) tracks we are gonna hear all […]
          Nice! Australia and New Zealand Debut a New Vegan Subway Sandwich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australia and New Zealand plant-based consumers can finally order a 100% vegan sandwich at most Subway locations. This new plant-based sandwich will contain zesty, smashed falafel!

The post Nice! Australia and New Zealand Debut a New Vegan Subway Sandwich appeared first on One Green Planet.


          My time was short, hopefully it wasn’t wasted: Jarrod Lyle loses cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tributes paid to Australian golfer, who has died aged 36.
          8/10/2018: Sport: More than just a golfer      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. Forget about Tiger Woods and the rest, if Lyle was playing it was a...
          Former Australia Legend Steve Waugh Compares Virat Kohli to The Likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Viv Richards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 53-year old Australian added that Kohli has the best batting technique among the current cricketers in the world.
          Australian Pace Bowling Duo of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins Ruled Out of Pakistan Test Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hazlewood and Cummins were set to play their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa earlier this year.
          El calentamiento global, catalizador de los incendios forestales - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Desde Portugal hasta California, gigantescos incendios están devorando docenas de miles de hectáreas de bosques, un fenómeno que podrían agravarse con el calentamiento global, advierten científicos.

Otros factores, como la mala gestión de los bosques o la construcción de viviendas cerca de estos espacios verdes alimentan el problema. "El paciente ya estaba enfermo", afirma David Bowman, profesor de la Universidad de Tasmania, en Australia, y especialista de los incendios forestales. "Pero el cambio climático es el catalizador".

 Lea: Guatemala se solidariza con las víctimas de los incendios en California

- Condiciones ideales para un incendio -

Un clima cálido, seco y ventoso favorecen los incendios forestales. Por lo que no es una sorpresa que las regiones devastadas por los incendios son aquellas donde las temperaturas y las sequías están aumentando como resultado del calentamiento global.

"El cambio climático, además de traer aire más seco y caliente, crea ecosistemas más inflamables al aumentar la tasa de evaporación y la frecuencia de las sequías", explica Christopher Williams de la Universidad Clark en Massachusetts.

El sur de Francia y Portugal han registrado varios episodios de sequía en los últimos 20 años. Antes se producía uno cada 100 años.

- Combustible -

"Estos años de sequía extrema o repetida, más numerosos que en el pasado, crean una gran cantidad de biomasa seca" con árboles y arbustos muertos, señala Michel Vennetier, ingeniero e investigador del Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Ciencia y Tecnología para el medio ambiente y la agricultura (Irstea). "Es un combustible ideal".

- Cambio en la vegetación -

Para empeorar las cosas, se están desarrollando especies mejor adaptadas a condiciones semiáridas. En las áreas mediterráneas, la naturaleza del sotobosque cambia. "Las plantas a las que les gusta la humedad desaparecen y son remplazadas por otras plantas que soportan mejor la sequía, como el romero, el tomillo, la lavanda silvestre, que son más inflamables", dice Michel Vennetier.

 De interés: Desalojan a cientos de personas en Texas por un incendio en un parque natural

- Plantas sedientas -

Con el aumento del mercurio y menores precipitaciones, las raíces de los arbustos y de los árboles bombearán agua más profundamente en el suelo. Como consecuencia de ello, ya no existe la tierra húmeda que podría haber ralentizado un incendio forestal.

- Una temporada seca más larga -

En las zonas templadas del hemisferio norte, la temporada de incendios se limitaba tradicionalmente a julio y agosto. Actualmente, puede extenderse de junio a octubre en la cuenca mediterránea. En California, los expertos estiman que ahora los incendios forestales pueden iniciarse en cualquier momento del año.

- Vientos -

El clima en América del Norte y Eurasia depende fuertemente de los vientos en altitud --la corriente en chorro-- producida por la diferencia de temperaturas entra las zonas polares y ecuatoriales. Pero el calentamiento global, el aumento de las temperaturas en el Ártico, debilita estas corrientes.

Las consecuencia son "más eventos meteorológicos extremos" causados por corrientes de aire descendentes, que se calientan y secan", explica Mike Flannigan, profesor de la Universidad de Alberta en Canadá.

- Incendios más poderosos -

El cambio climático aumenta la probabilidad de incendios forestales, pero también su intensidad. "Si los incendios se vuelven demasiado fuertes, como es el caso actualmente en California y como vimos en Grecia hace unas semanas, no hay medidas que puedan detenerlos directamente", estima Mike Flannigan. "Es como escupir en una fogata" para extinguirla, agrega.

 Además: El mortal incendio en el norte de California se mantiene sin control

- Más rayos -

Un clima más seco se traduce en un aumento de rayos y de posibles incendios. Sin embargo, es importante recalcar que el 95% de los incendios siguen siendo de origen humano.

- Círculo vicioso -

Los bosques son gigantescos sumideros de carbono, que almacenan alrededor del 45% de carbono en todo el mundo. Cuando se queman, parte del carbono se libera a la atmósfera, lo que contribuye al calentamiento global.


          Australia strips citizenship from 5 Islamic State supporters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Under a 2015 law, anyone with dual citizenship can lose their Australian citizenship for such acts as terrorism Five former dual nationals have been stripped of their Australian citizenship because of 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 citizenship rights for actions contrary to their allegiance to Australia, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said. “I can confirm that five more individuals have ceased to be Australian citizens because of their involvement with Islamic State offshore,” Dutton said in a statement. Three men, two women Dutton did not identify the five. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney said they were three men and two women who had flown to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State group fighters. It is not clear when they traveled to the Middle East and when they lost their citizenship. Australia Broadcasting Corp. said they were in their 20s and 30s and might not be aware that they were no longer Australian. Intelligence agencies began investigating them last year, the ABC said. “We’ve arrived at a position now where it’s clear through their own conduct these people have renounced their Australian citizenship. They don’t deserve to be Australian citizens and in our judgment they would pose a great threat if they were to return to Australia,” Dutton told ABC. First to lose citizenship The first person to lose Australian citizenship under the law was Sydney-born convicted terrorist Khaled Sharrouf. Sharrouf, 36, slipped out of Australia in 2013 on his brother’s passport because his own had been canceled because of his conviction for his part in a thwarted terrorist attack plot. He was left with Lebanese citizenship after his Australian citizenship was canceled in January last year. Sharrouf horrified the world in 2014 when he posted on social media a photograph of his young son clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier. Then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described that image as “one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed.” Under section 35 of the Australian Citizenship Act, a dual national’s Australian citizenship automatically ceases if they act contrary to their allegiance to Australia by engaging in terrorism-related conduct. This includes those who fight for or who are in the service of a declared terrorist organization overseas. The Islamic State group was declared a terrorist organization for these purposes since May 2016.
          Not Bread Alone / Fresh and classy Australian food in Stamford - Thehour.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Not Bread Alone / Fresh and classy Australian food in Stamford
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Kangaroo loin, shrimp on the barbie, sausage rolls, and Foster's beer-battered fish and chips — it was clear this wasn't an American menu. A quick scan of the offerings at Flinders Lane, a stylish new restaurant on Summer Street in Stamford, reveals ...


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Ada Nicodemou Quick Info Height 5 ft 2 in Weight 51 kg Date of Birth May 14, 1977 Zodiac Sign Taurus Boyfriend Adam Rigby Ada Nicodemou is an Australian-born Greek actress who is known for playing the role of Leah Patterson on Channel 7’s series Home & Away. She has been nominated for more than 5 Logie Awards […]

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          Can a computer write a sonnet as well as Shakespeare?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Computer scientists in Australia teamed up with an expert in the University of Toronto's department of English to design an algorithm that writes poetry following the rules of rhyme and metre.
Then they came for the Elizabethan poets, and I did nothing as I took STEM classes
          Australia's six-million dollar man: Michael Hooper set to sign whopping five-year deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is expected to announce his decision to stay in Australia on a five-year deal.
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Australian rugby great David Campese says the Wallabies need to reinvent themselves and can't have their style of play dictated to them by the All Blacks.
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  Telecom regulator ACMA confirmed it will award 125 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced it will award spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band for the provision of 5G services in November. The regulator confirmed that it will be auctioning off 125 megahertz of spectrum [...]

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          Dark matter, light science, wine science and NASA’s search for new planets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Launch tonight 7pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Plus 280+ Science Week events around SA: Who will win tonight’s South Australia’s Science Excellence Awards? Are there habitable planets outside our solar system? Meet NASA scientists and planet hunters Why does food taste different when you have a cold? And how do your neurons communicate? Meet […]
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Hips: hips around 46”/ 117cm

SIZE XXL
bust : around 45 1/2 " / 116 cm
waist : around 38" / 97 cm
hips : around 48 1/2 " / 123 cm

SIZE 3XL
bust : around 48 " / 122 cm
waist : around 40 1/2 " / 103 cm
hips : around 51 " / 129 cm


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          Australia relaxes rules on shooting kangaroos during historic drought      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Tributes paid to Australian golfer, who has died aged 36.
          Silver Puzzle and Heart Pendants with Initials - Best Friend Necklaces - Silver Puzzle Charm - Handmade Heart by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

84.00 GBP

A puzzle and heart pendant set, handmade in silver. Please leave a note during checkout letting me know which letter you'd like on the front of each.

A pendant from a pendant, perfect for you and your favourite person.
I make these pendants from the same piece of Silver, the puzzle is cut out from the heart that you will receive it with.

Each pendant is approximately 1.2mm thick, the puzzle is about 1.5cm across and the heart is roughly 2.5-3cm across.
Both pendants will come on 18" Sterling silver chains.

They will come on 18" Sterling silver chains, 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.


OTHER VERSIONS OF THIS DESIGN:

To see this design with the heart as a pendant and the puzzle as a keyring click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/158666766/best-friend-puzzle-keychain-and-heart?ga_search_query=puzzle%2Band%2Bheart&ref=shop_items_search_65

To see this design with the heart as a keyring and the puzzle as a pendant click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/470669459/best-friend-puzzle-pendant-and-heart?ga_search_query=heart+and+puzzle&ref=shop_items_search_86

To see both charms as chunky pendants, click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/174162437/best-friend-puzzle-and-heart-thicker?ga_search_query=puzzle%2Bheart&ref=shop_items_search_39

For a thin heart and thick puzzle click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160619583/best-friend-puzzle-and-heart-necklace?ga_search_query=puzzle%2Bheart&ref=shop_items_search_11

For just the heart, click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/129201218/heart-with-puzzle-shape-silver-pendant?ga_search_query=heart&ref=shop_items_search_12

For just the puzzle, click here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/129119388/miniature-puzzle-silver-necklace-pendant?ga_search_query=puzzle&ref=shop_items_search_2


PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
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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
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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.


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"Wow, wow and wow!!! These pieces are just beautiful! I can't thank you enough for working so well with me and what I was looking for. I will be back! Thanks for shipping so quickly... it seemed like I had just paid for them and they were already here! This whole transaction was just about as perfect as it could have been... again my sincere thanks!"

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"Great seller, excellent item. Many thank"

"A beautiful piece I love it. So carefully made. It arrived very quickly and I can't wait to wear it on Mothering Sunday this weekend"

"Love, love, love this! It was a perfect gift for me and my daughter. Beautifully made!"

"My experience was great! Jess did a custom piece and I was very pleased with the results. I would recommend her work to anyone looking for unique custom jewelry."

"excellent service, quick response and very accommodating"

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Handmade Miniature Silver Puzzle Piece Pendant Necklace (Thick) by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

52.00 GBP

This puzzle is slightly thicker than my other puzzle pieces, at 2mm thick it has a lovely weight to it for such a small pendant and a lovely smooth feel.
It is made of Argentium Silver and approximately up to about 2cm in length.

PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Best Friend Music Note Pendants Necklaces with Hearts by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

84.00 GBP

Best friend music note, puzzle pendants!

The perfect way to show your love of music and the love of your favourite person, this set comes with a stamped heart on each piece.

The pendants are handmade using argentium silver, they are approximately 1.2mm thick and about 3cm in height. They will come on 18" silver chains, 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.


PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Silver Puzzle Pendants - His and Her Matching Necklaces - Thin and Chunky Puzzles by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

99.00 GBP

Two silver handmade puzzle pendants, one is 1.2mm thick and the other is 2mm thick.

They 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.


PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Silver Curb Bracelet - Handmade Silver Bracelet - Charm Bracelet - Curb Chain by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

19.00 GBP

A handmade sterling silver curb chain to a length of your choice, if you'd like a longer length than offered please contact me to discuss prices.
It has an approximate chain width of 2.9mm and chain depth of 1.7mm.

If you'd like one of my designs put onto this bracelet just add both items to your cart and if needed I'll make the charm a little smaller to make it suitable.

PLEASE NOTE -
I typically make these items 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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Silver Kiwi Bird Necklace - Handmade Kiwi Pendant - Kiwi Bird by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

59.00 GBP

A silver, handmade Kiwi bird style pendant in Argentium Silver, made by hand.
It is approximately 2.5cm across and 1.2mm thick.

If you'd like a different animal, please contact me before payment!

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.

PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Silver Clubs Card Suit Pendant Necklace by GorjessJewellery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

39.00 GBP

This little pendant is handmade by Gorjess Jewellery in Argentium Silver.

It is approximately 1.2mm thick and 1.5cm across.

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.


PLEASE NOTE -
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.

Postage
------------
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.

UPDATE TO POSTAGE COSTS
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.


          Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Former dean of Macquarie University law school Gill Boehringer stopped at airport

The 84-year-old former dean of Macquarie University’s law school has been detained in the Philippines over alleged political activities.

Prof Gill Boehringer, a human rights activist whose wife is Filipino, was detained at Manila’s international airport and denied entry into the country after arriving on a flight from China on Wednesday local time.

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          Morning mail: national energy guarantee showdown looms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday: State and territory ministers meet with no agreement in sight. Plus: Mike Pence promises Space Force

Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 10 August.

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          Tangy Vegan Potato Salad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This recipe from Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse of celebrated Australian restaurant Smith & Daughters was inspired by the classic Spanish dish patatas bravas, basically fried potatoes with spicy red sauce. They’ve reimagined it as a healthy, flavor- and texture-packed potato salad that happens to be vegan, making it a perfect alternative to mayo-based potato salads for summer in particular. It’s a great dish to bring to potlucks and picnics (not to mention camping), but pack it along for lunch any day of the week, or even bring it as a road trip snack for a nice change from the usual gas station fare. Hearty yet light, tangy and slightly smoky, simultaneously crunchy and creamy, it pretty much has it all.

Notes: Ajvar is a vibrant roasted red pepper dip or relish from the Balkans that adds a lot of light, bright flavor to this salad even before you add the other ingredients. If you can’t find it, or just prefer everything from scratch, you can make your own. Use kipfler potatoes if you can find them, but any fingerlings will do in a pinch (or you can use larger waxy potatoes cut into smaller chunks).


          La exhibición de cadáveres "plastinados" que causa polémica en Reino Unido y Australia tras la denuncia de que se trata de “prisioneros chinos”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Es similar a Body World, la exitosa muestra de cuerpos humanos "plastinados" que generó hace más de una década en todo el mundo rechazo, admiración, compasión, crítica y polémica por la forma en que conservaba y mostraba la maquinaria perfecta que conforma el cuerpo humano.
          Set of 2 Cupboard Door Knobs , Turquoise, White & Orange Kitchen Cabinet Knobs , Round Drawer Pulls , Coloured Dresser Handles by CreativeBrickRo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

15.00 EUR

* Set of 2 Cupboard Door Knobs , Turquoise, White & Orange Kitchen Cabinet Knobs , Round Drawer Pulls , Coloured Dresser Handles *

Our Building Bricks Handles are surprising, simple and modern cupboard handles, perfect for kitchen drawers, cupboards or cabinets. They will be perfect as a housewarming gift, or for the furniture in your kids playroom.

These funky knobs will complement a variety of furniture.

They come in many different colours. Please check out our shop to see them all!

The Round Knobs are made entirely with original, brand new authentic Bricks. All pieces are glued together for a better resistance, with great attention to details.

Our objects made of authentic Bricks, with a surprising functionality, will become real design objects, that will give color to any interior.


[ DIMENSION ]

3,1 cm x 3,0 cm x 6 cm
(1,22'' x 1,18'' x 2,36'' )

[ SHIPPING ]
All packages are sent by registered mail from Romania and you will receive a tracking number.
The delivery time is estimated at 1 week delivery to Europe, 2 weeks to US, Canada,Asia and Australia. Please, keep in mind that sometimes the shipping may stretch due to holidays and external delays.

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See all my round knobs here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeBrickRo?ref=seller-platform-mcnav§ion_id=22988656

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Thank you for visitting my store and please let me know if you have any questions or you would like a custom model .

Have a creative day !
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          Super Scale RC4WD Toyota LC70 from Down Under [READER’S RIDE]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Lee Hawking of VaultRC sent in his Trail Finder 2-based build all the way from Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The LC70 is the Land Cruiser-based truck sold exclusively in Australia and its indestructibility is legendary Down Under. This one is set up for both work […]

The post Super Scale RC4WD Toyota LC70 from Down Under [READER’S RIDE] appeared first on RC Car Action.


          Comment on Are Silver & Copper Prices Predicting a Global Recession? by Latest-Report.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<strong>$A lower as market focuses on Europe...</strong> The Australian dollar is three-quarters of a US cent lower as parliaments of Eurozone nations gradually pass a bailout package.At 1700 (AEST), the Australian dollar was trading at 97.23 US cents, down from 97.95 cents on Thursday. Since 0700 (AEST), th...
          A comparison of characteristics of patients seen in a tertiary hospital diabetes telehealth service versus specialist face-to-face outpatients.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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A comparison of characteristics of patients seen in a tertiary hospital diabetes telehealth service versus specialist face-to-face outpatients.

J Telemed Telecare. 2017 Dec;23(10):842-849

Authors: Menon A, Gray LC, Fatehi F, Darssan D, Bird D, Bennetts D, Russell AW

Abstract
This study aimed to describe patient-related characteristics of those attending the diabetes telehealth service delivered from a tertiary hospital and compare these with the characteristics of patients attending face-to-face visits at the same hospital's diabetes outpatient service. This analysis could inform diabetes telehealth service improvements. To our knowledge, there has been no prior evaluation of a diabetes telehealth service in Australia. A cross-sectional survey was conducted as part of the Australian National Diabetes Audit in May 2016 for all patients attending the diabetes telehealth service and diabetes outpatient service. The diabetes telehealth service was serving a greater proportion of females, indigenous people and patients with a longer mean duration of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in the diabetes telehealth service group had a higher average glycated haemoglobin of 9.1% (76 mmol/mol) vs 8.1% (65 mmol/mol) in the diabetes outpatient service group. The diabetes telehealth service had more people with initial visits; had higher self-reported smoking rates in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients; and had adequate access to allied health supports as recommended for diabetes management. Diabetes telehealth service patients had more complex diabetes as evidenced by a higher proportion of indigenous clients, higher glycated haemoglobin and longer mean duration of diabetes.

PMID: 28959908 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Analysing the emergency department patient journey: Discovery of bottlenecks to emergency department patient flow.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Analysing the emergency department patient journey: Discovery of bottlenecks to emergency department patient flow.

Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Feb;29(1):18-23

Authors: Khanna S, Boyle J, Good N, Bell A, Lind J

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Despite significant workflow reform to comply with the federally mandated National Emergency Access Target (NEAT), Australian public hospitals continue to face significant barriers in achieving good ED patient flow. This study was undertaken to identify and analyse the impact of individual waypoints on an ED patient's journey and identify which waypoints act as bottlenecks to a hospital's 4 h ED disposition performance.
METHODS: This study involves retrospective analysis and simulation employing 2 years of ED administrative data from a sample of two major and two large metropolitan hospitals in Queensland, Australia. The main outcome measures included waypoint wait times (Treatment Delay and Departure Delay), ED length of stay (EDLOS) and compliance with the NEAT target, measured for all (overall NEAT) and admitted (Admitted NEAT) patients. Variations in outcome measures were analysed as functions of hour of day, day of week, departure status and triage category. Simulations identified the impact of potential ED workflow changes in the context of NEAT performance.
RESULTS: Departure Delay accounted for 60 and 20% of EDLOS across large and major metropolitan hospitals, respectively. Higher gains in NEAT compliance are associated with improvements in departure delay rather than treatment delay. Simulation identified that halving Departure Delay improves Admitted NEAT by up to 22 and 4% at large and major metropolitan hospitals, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: The results reinforces the need for a whole-of-hospital effort to address flow bottlenecks, and identify moving a patient from emergency to inpatient care as the critical bottleneck in ED system performance.

PMID: 27862986 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Oops. ABC News South Australia… from Perth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Technical trouble in Adelaide prompts WA's James McHale to assume extra duties.
          Marcella      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Marcella realises she was one of the last people to see Grace alive. 9:15pm Friday on ABC. Killing Eve Insatiable The Living Room Gardening Australia All About the Washingtons
          John McEnroe, Todd Woodbridge sign on Nine’s Australian Open team.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Plus Jim Courier, Alicia Molik, Jelena Dokic join new commentary team.
          Australian Survivor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Can the Contenders get an even break? 7:30pm Thursday on TEN. The Footy Show Beach Cops Everyone’s a Critic The Front Bar America’s Got Talent
          Timeshifted: Tuesday 31 July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Report: Top 20 Consolidated 7 Programs Channels: All Free-to-Air Market: 5 City Metro (aggregate figure) Demographics: Total People Day-part: 02:00 – 26:00 Day: Tuesday Date: 31/07/2018 Deliverable: Consolidated 7 v Overnight Rank Description (grouped) Channel\Network Consolidated 7 Overnight Increase 000s 1 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network Ten 1,408,000 1,316,000 91,000 2 MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA […]
          Love Island Australia to screen in UK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Exclusive: Sophie Monk reality series to screen in full after UK fans can't get enough.
          Usuarios podrán elegir qué anuncios escuchar en Spotify, ¿estrategia para una mejor segmentación?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Spotify realizará en Australia una prueba que busca permitir a sus escuchas la omisión de anuncios de audio y video cuando ellos lo deseen y en la frecuencia que lo decidan.

The post Usuarios podrán elegir qué anuncios escuchar en Spotify, ¿estrategia para una mejor segmentación? appeared first on Revista Merca2.0.


          News Corp’s digital real estate services report 19% growth in Q4 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
News Corp’s digital real estate services, which include Move’s realtor.com and Australia-based REA Group, announced its fourth quarter fiscal year 2018 results Thursday, which boasted $2.69 billion in revenue — a 29 percent increase from the year prior.
          Upstate New York Congressman Chris Collins arrested on federal insider trading charges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Insider trading was a family affair for upstate New York congressman Chris Collins, federal prosecutors charged Wednesday. The Republican lawmaker, one of President Trump’s earliest supporters, was charged along with his son Cameron Collins and the father of Cameron’s fiancée, Stephen Zarsky, in a scheme that allowed them to avoid $768,000 in stock losses, prosecutors say. The trio are accused of securities fraud related to Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotechnology company. The elder Collins sits on the firm’s board of directors and is one of its largest shareholders. Manhattan federal prosecutors say the upstate New York congressman passed to his...
          Congressman Chris Collins Charged with Insider Trading by Federal Prosecutors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Congressman Chris Collins was indicted by a federal grand jury of conspiracy to commit securities fraud on Wednesday morning. Collins, along with his son Cameron, and Cameron's future father-in-law Stephen Zarsky, were accused of insider trading related to the Australian biotechnology company Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited. The indictment alleged that in June of 2017, Congressman Collins violated the duties he owed to the biotechnology company by passing material, nonpublic information regarding the drug trial results to his son so that Cameron could use that information to make timely trades in Innate stock and tip others. Cameron Collins allegedly traded on that...
          Se plimba pe o plajă, când a descoperit dinţii unuia dintre cei mai mari prădători ai oceanelor ce a trăit în urmă cu 25 milioane de ani      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Se plimba pe o plajă, când a descoperit dinţii unuia dintre cei mai mari prădători ai oceanelor ce a trăit în urmă cu 25 milioane de ani Dinţii unui gigant preistoric au fost descoperiţi pe o plajă din Australia. Fosilele aparţin unui rechin uriaş ce avea dimensiuni de două ori mai mari decât rechinul alb ce ajunge la 6,4 metri lungime.


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Rather than changing your hardwood flooring, consider refinishing them. Not solely does refinishing prevent the expense of a new ground, it can be a terrific inexperienced alternative too. When you come to us for a flooring solution, we are completely satisfied to look at your current hardwood floor to see if it is a candidate for refinishing The service space for Costello Wholesale Floor Company contains Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Orland Park and Tinley Park.

In a nutshell, hardwood floor refinishing includes sanding the wooden down and placing two or three coats of end on it. No matter who does the work, you or a professional, the rooms the place the floor is being refinished could possibly be out of fee for up to per week. Of course, an expert workforce can carry out the work a lot sooner than you may working in your spare time. Hiring a professional, then, can significantly reduce the disruption to your own home and household’s routine. Furthermore, professionals have top-quality tools and years of experience, which typically equate to a job that’s not solely completed extra shortly, but in addition more totally.

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Remove all the furniture , decorative objects, fixtures, rugs, and so forth. and cover the all of the doorways with plastic supplies. Remember sanding involves lots of dust, and anything you allow inside your room might be exposed to all of the mud and particles occurring due to sanding. Among other numerous charges, the cost to refinish hardwood flooring will include gross sales tax on supplies and supplies, common contractor fees for supervising the mission, and possibly allow or inspection fees. Movement – Refinishing the floor with boards which can be shifting around loads will solely make issues worse.

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A. The time-frame varies in line with how many rooms you might be doing and what type of end you are utilizing. A rough estimate is 3-5 days to sand and refinish all of the flooring in a median home, making use of polyurethane. Refinishing is best carried out in heat, non-humid climate, to allow sufficient air flow and speed up the drying course Home Rebuilders of. The reason contractors don’t list costs is because each job varies so much and you may’t estimate the labor until you see it. Two jobs of the same dimension can have considerably completely different labor and materials prices. This is the place the old and new ground meet, and even up close it is very tough to note any transition.

Complete refinishing: An intensive refinishing challenge, which incorporates sanding and software of several layers of end, ranges from $2 to $5 per sq. foot. Once the wood is sanded down it will be fully vulnerable to stains, harm, gouges, and scratches. That signifies that you must apply a treatment that can help to guard it from further injury so as to maintain the model new look of the surface for so long as attainable. Some merchandise may also enhance the appearance of the flooring itself. There is not any type with this title or would be the form is unpublished, Please check the form and the url and the shape management.

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          Pete Samu: Richie Mo'unga should start at 10 for All Blacks in first Bledisloe Cup test      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wallabies flanker Petu Samu has backed former Crusaders team-mate Richie Mo'unga to start for the All Blacks against Australia in this year's first Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney next Saturday.
          Usher joins other icons to headline RnB Fridays Live in November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The superstar singer will be joined by Salt-N-Pepa, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Estelle and more on an Australian tour.
          Barty surges into quarter-finals, Djokovic loses to teenager      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian No.1 Ashleigh Barty has become the first player to reach the women's quarter-finals, while Novak Djokovic lost to an unheralded teenager.
          Beneath the bravery: The dark secrets of our most decorated soldier      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New questions hover over Ben Roberts-Smith, VC, Father of the Year, and Australia's most decorated Afghanistan warrior.
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The Australian sharemarket has lifted for a second session on the back of strong performances from the major banks and other financial stocks.
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Magellan Financial had a lot of good news for investors on Thursday, but it also served up another sledge for Cricket Australia over the ball tampering saga.
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          Serving in Silence? review: The plight of LGBT personnel in the armed forces      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Although officially banned for years, LGBT people have always served in the Australian armed forces.
          Australia: scoperta arcata dei denti di uno squalo gigante preistorico      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Una rara arcata dentaria di un gigantesco squalo preistorico, che era grande il doppio del moderno squalo bianco, e’ stata scoperta per caso nella roccia presso la costa dello stato di Victoria, nel sud del continente australiano. Le oltre 40 zanne seghettate di sette centimetri di Carcharocles angustidens, risalenti a 25 milioni di anni fa,

L'articolo Australia: scoperta arcata dei denti di uno squalo gigante preistorico sembra essere il primo su Meteo Web.


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          La Tierra en riesgo de caer en estado "invernadero" sin retorno      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El planeta necesita urgentemente una transición a una economía verde porque la contaminación por combustibles fósiles amenaza con empujar a la Tierra hacia un duradero y peligroso estado "invernadero", advirtieron los investigadores el lunes.

Si el hielo polar continúa derritiéndose, los bosques reduciéndose y los gases de efecto invernadero aumentando a nuevos máximos -como ocurre actualmente cada año- la Tierra llegará a un "punto de inflexión", es decir, un punto de daño irreversible para el planeta.

Cruzar ese umbral "garantiza un clima de 4-5 grados Celsius mayor que en la era preindustrial, y niveles del mar de entre 10 y 60 metros más altos que hoy", advirtieron los científicos en las Actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias.

Y eso "podría pasar apenas en algunas décadas", dijeron.

- ¿Qué es una "Tierra Invernadero"? -

"Es probable que una Tierra Invernadero sea incontrolable y peligrosa para muchos", dice el artículo realizado por científicos de la Universidad de Copenhague, la Universidad Nacional de Australia y el Instituto de Investigación de Efectos Climáticos de Potsdam, en Alemania.

Para fines de siglo o incluso antes, los ríos se desbordarían, las tormentas causarían estragos en las comunidades costeras y los arrecifes de coral desaparecerían, indica Informe21.

El promedio de las temperaturas globales podría exceder el de cualquier período interglaciar -es decir, las épocas más cálidas que se producen entre las Edades del Hielo- de los últimos 1,2 millones de años.

El deshielo polar llevaría a niveles del mar dramáticamente más altos, inundando las tierras costeras que albergan a cientos de millones de personas.

"Lugares en la Tierra se volverán inhabitables si la 'Tierra Invernadero' se convierte en una realidad", dijo el coautor Johan Rockstrom, director ejecutivo del Stockholm Resilience Center.

- ¿Dónde está el punto de inflexión? -

Los investigadores sugieren que el punto de inflexión podría producirse una vez que la Tierra se caliente se ubique 2° Celsius por encima de los niveles preindustriales.

El planeta ya se ha calentado 1°C respecto de la era preindustrial y se sigue calentando a una velocidad de 0,17°C por década.

"Un calentamiento de 2°C podría activar elementos de inflexión importantes, elevando aún más la temperatura para activar otros elementos de inflexión en una cascada estilo dominó que podría llevar a que la temperatura del sistema de la Tierra se eleve aún más", dijo el informe.

Esta cascada "podría inclinar todo el sistema de la Tierra hacia un nuevo modo de operación", dijo el coautor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director del Instituto de Investigación de Efectos Climáticos de Potsdam.

Los expertos también están preocupados por otros fenómenos como los incendios forestales, que se propagarán a medida que el planeta se vuelve más caliente y seco y tienen el potencial de acelerar la acumulación de dióxido de carbono y el calentamiento global.

- ¿Cómo se calcula? -

El artículo titulado "Perspectiva" se basa en estudios previamente publicados sobre puntos de inflexión de la Tierra.

Los científicos también examinaron condiciones que la Tierra ha experimentado en el pasado lejano, como el período Plioceno hace 5 millones de años, cuando el CO2 estaba en 400 partículas por millón (ppm) como hoy.

Durante el período Cretácico, la era de los dinosaurios hace unos 100 millones de años, los niveles de C02 eran aún más altos alcanzando los 1.000 ppm, en gran parte debido a la actividad volcánica.

Afirmar que 2°C es un umbral de no retorno "es nuevo", dijo Martin Siegert, codirector del Instituto Gratham en el Imperial College de Londres, quien no participó en el estudio.

Los autores del estudio "recolectaron ideas y teorías previamente publicadas para presentar una narración sobre cómo ocurriría el cruce de umbral", dijo.

"Es bastante selectivo, pero no descabellado".

- ¿Cómo detenerlo? -

Las personas deben cambiar inmediatamente su estilo de vida para ser mejores tripulantes de la Tierra, dijeron los investigadores.

Los combustibles fósiles deben reemplazarse por fuentes de energía de bajas o nulas emisiones, y deberían crearse más estrategias para absorber las emisiones de carbono, como poner fin a la deforestación y plantar árboles para absorber dióxido de carbono.

Dentro de la lista de acciones está la gestión del suelo, mejorar las prácticas agrícolas, la conservación de tierras y costas y las tecnologías de captura del carbono.

Sin embargo, incluso si los humanos dejaran ahora de emitir gases de efecto invernadero, la tendencia actual de calentamiento podría desencadenar otros procesos del sistema Tierra, llamados retroalimentaciones, que conducirían a un calentamiento aún mayor.

Esto incluye el deshielo del permafrost, deforestación, la pérdida de la capa de nieve del hemisferio norte, del hielo marino y de las capas de hielo polar.

Los investigadores dicen que no es seguro que la Tierra pueda permanecer estable.

"Lo que aún no sabemos es si el sistema climático puede 'estacionarse' de forma segura cerca de 2°C por encima de los niveles preindustriales, como prevé el Acuerdo de París", dijo Schellnhuber.
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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




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2018-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor on two days blows through Kuna (Idaho):
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/city-stinky-pond-is-source-of-kuna-odor/277-581755093
http://www.idahopress.com/kuna/news/kuna-officials-point-to-pond-as-culprit-of-strange-odor/article_36fed146-bd2b-59f9-842b-8d538235a10f.html
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/can-you-smell-that-smell-mysterious-odor-alarms-kuna-residents/277-581354853
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216259580.html
http://kpic.com/news/offbeat/dispatch-multiple-calls-for-bad-smell-in-kuna
http://wow1043.com/what-is-that-stench-in-kuna/

Quote: "Intermountain Gas has received more than 100 calls reporting a gas odor in and around Kuna, according to the Kuna Fire Department. The cause of the odor has not been determined yet. The Kuna Fire Department first received reports of the gas odor at 6 a.m. Monday. Intermountain Gas investigated and found there were no breaches or leaks in their system. By 1 p.m. Monday, the smell had gone away, but reports started again around 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasted until 11 a.m."

Quote: "Intermountain Gas technicians have responded to roughly 100 calls about a natural gas-like odor."

Quote: "In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The L & R Group said results from a third-party tester to determine if its facility is the source of the smell have been inconclusive. The company also said: 'While our facility does produce odors under certain conditions, we have never had any complaints of smell outside a two-mile radius of our facility. Based on historical information it is unlikely that the smell at our facility is traveling as much as twenty miles, as reported by some.'"

Note: So some people wanna blame a wastewater pond, but independent testing has been unable to verify that, and the company who owns the pond thinks that it's unlikely any odor from their pond could travel 20 miles. So, back to rotten egg odor from unknown source...

2018-08-07 - Unknown foul odor hitting Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico), near the coast:
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mysterious-foul-odor-plagues-meridas-southwest-side/

2018-08-07 - Earth at risk of being driven into a hothouse state from which it cannot recover:
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-earth-hothouse-state.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/health/hothouse-earth-warming-intl/index.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/theres-worse-climate-news-than-the-mendocino-complex-fire.html
http://wdef.com/2018/08/07/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6032581/Runaway-global-warming-just-decades-away-say-scientists.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/hothouse-earth-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gas-sea-level-arctic-ice-a8481086.html

Quote: "A group of leading climate scientists warned in an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the Earth is at risk of being driven into 'hothouse' state from which it cannot recover."

Note: That's not a risk, it's a certainty. Enough self-reinforcing feedbacks have ALREADY been activated that the Earth entering a hothouse state is unavoidable - we are irrelevant now, and soon enough we'll be eradicated too. Extinction incoming...

2018-08-07 - Warming Earth causing plants, trees and soil to absorb less methane:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/asrc-wsi080118.php
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-wetter-soil-methane-gas-absorption.html
http://www.carbonbrief.org/methane-uptake-from-forest-soils-has-fallen-77-per-cent-three-decades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806152021.htm
http://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-forests-methane/

Quote: "Trees, plants and soil play a vital role in absorbing and preventing many of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming from entering the earth's atmosphere. But a new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas--one of the major drivers of global temperature increases--and creating a positive feedback loop between the effects of global warming and the variables that cause it."

Note: And there's yet another self-reinforcing feedback. As the world warms, the plants, trees and soil absorb less methane, so more methane accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes more warming, which causes less methane to be absorbed AND causes more methane to be released, which causes more methane to accumulate in the atmosphere, etc, etc. This is only one of the degrading methane sinks. Another big methane sink involves hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere, and the amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere is also in decline...

2018-08-07 - Atmospheric methane levels hit a peak of 3046 ppb:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-peak-methane-reading-of-3046-ppb.html
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/08/peaks-matter.html

Quote: "On the morning of August 6, 2018, mean global methane levels were as high as 1896 ppb at 293 mb. More importantly, peak levels that afternoon were as high as 3046 ppb, as illustrated by the image."

Note: Methane is a lighter-than-air gas, so it tends to accumulate in the upper atmosphere, and it's highly flammable. One has to expect that to have some effect on planes...

2018-08-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):
http://www.khq.com/story/38832824/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://nypost.com/2018/08/07/plane-bound-for-rhode-island-diverted-to-jfk-due-to-smoke-in-cockpit/
http://pix11.com/2018/08/07/plane-diverted-to-jfk-evacuated-due-to-reports-of-smoke-in-cockpit-officials/
http://kcby.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Plane-diverted-to-JFK-after-report-of-smoke-in-13138663.php
http://newschannel9.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit/1352131520
http://abc7ny.com/smoke-condition-forces-united-airlines-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3901998/
http://6abc.com/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3905775/
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20180808/281651075929936

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday. About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal."

Note: This is the 132nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018. In all of 2017, 116 planes came down smoking or burning or exploded, so we're already well past that count, with nearly five months to go in the year. The number of planes coming down smoking or burning is rising, even as the amount of flammable methane in the atmosphere is rising...

2018-08-07 - RV goes up in flames and kills person in Fairbanks (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Person-dies-in-Fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified-490363921.html
http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Structure-fire-leads-to-fatality-in-Southeast-Fairbanks-490425941.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-08-08/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified/article_e7ef675d-aac1-5d8a-8fdb-03d2eb96205b.html

Quote: "Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome. The Fairbanks Fire Department just after 8 a.m. Tuesday received a 911 call about a structure fire along the Old Richardson Highway. Firefighters found an older-model motorhome in flames on the east side of the Teamsters building in south Fairbanks. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 to 15 minutes and afterward found a person dead inside."

Note: This is the 358th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 13th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Woman found dead in burning SUV along M-53 in Shelby Township (Michigan):
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-kills-driver-in-shelby-township
http://www.wxyz.com/news/woman-killed-after-vehicle-is-engulfed-in-flames-in-shelby-township

2018-08-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly before 5:30 AM, scrap metal burns, in East Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/firefighters_battle_scrapyard.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Etobicoke (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2-alarm-auto-wrecking-yard-fire-1.4776913
http://www.cp24.com/news/emergency-crews-battle-industrial-fire-in-etobicoke-1.4043791
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-working-to-put-out-blaze-at-etobicoke-auto-wrecker-yard-1.4043792
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-220802432.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Dundry (Britain):
http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/north-somerset-incidents/2244-scrapyard-fire-prompts-multi-service-response
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-bristol-fire-smoke-airport-1869159
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/fire-dundry-pictures-south-bristol-1871848




2018-08-07 - Home and business destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in Sheldon (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/38832113/2018/08/Tuesday/family-home-business-destroyed-in-rusk-county-explosion
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/08/07/Explosion-fire-destroy-Sheldon-restaurant.html
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Explosion-in-basement-of-Sheldon-family-home-bus-490419881.html

Quote: "Reich's Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion. The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries - minor burns to his hands and face."

Note: This is the 195th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-carson-city-landfill/
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fire-closes-Carson-City-landfill-490297811.html

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8803887-fire-causes-temporary-closure-of-lindsay-ops-landfill-site/

2018-08-07 - Tire fire breaks out at 5:44 AM near railway line in Salford (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-rail-delays-latest-manchester-fire-railway-atherton-victoria-disruption-salford-a8480591.html

2018-08-07 - Plastic pallet factory heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM, firenado forms, in Swadlincote (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firenado-fire-tornado-derbyshire-swadlincote-factory-a8482196.html
http://www.sott.net/article/392982-Firefighters-battle-rare-firenado-at-UK-plastics-factory

2018-08-07 - Coal mine rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 4 killed, 9 missing:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13280&ArticleId=2462486
http://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/4-dead-9-missing-in-china-coal-mine-explosion/50000262-3713136

2018-08-07 - At least 18 major wildfires burn across California, army of 14,000 firefighters deployed:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/14000-firefighters-18-major-california-wildfires/
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-08-07/14-000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-wildfire-latest-updates-14000-firefighters-18-blazes-a8480771.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/14000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes-57075440

Quote: "Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 290,692 acres on two sides of Clear Lake in Mendocino County (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/california-s-biggest-wildfire-ever-still-growing-cancels-start-school-n898531
http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Mendocino-Complex-Fire-wildfires-California-calfir-13135314.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/these-fires-show-devastation-of-northern-california-wildfires-now-the-largest-in-state-history/
http://www.koin.com/news/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing/1350478489
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-evacuees-return-home-to-region-transformed/3903156/
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-more-than-290000-acres/3899412/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing.html

Quote: "The largest wildfire in California's recorded history expanded to almost 300,000 acres on Tuesday, postponing the start of the school year as ash choked the air and thousands of people remained driven from their homes. The Mendocino Complex, encompassing two fires lapping the northern and western shores of Clear Lake about 80 miles northwest of Sacramento, added 17,000 acres overnight to reach 290,000 acres, authorities said."

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Mendocino Complex, was reported 20 percent contained on Tuesday. Its rapid growth at the same time firefighters were battling more than a dozen other major blazes around the state fanned fears that 2018 could become the worst wildfire season in California history."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 3,399 acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://abc7.com/nearly-4000-acre-fire-near-trabuco-canyon-is-5-percent-contained/3899892/
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/firefighters-continue-to-battle-holy-fire-amid-excessive-heat-warning/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/holy-fire-major-challenges-tuesday/
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/live-aerials-over-california-s-holy-fire-ravaging-land-in-orange-county/1350240330

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 6,169 acres near Entiat (Washington):
http://komonews.com/news/local/mandatory-evacuations-ordered-as-states-largest-wildfire-grows

2018-08-07 - Wildfires have burned 397,126 acres so far this year across Idaho:
http://www.localnews8.com/news/idaho-fire-loss-approaches-400-000-acres/778440907

Quote: "So far this year, wildfire has burned 397,126 acres, according to the Idaho Department of Lands' running tally."

2018-08-07 - Three wildfires rage on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.kitv.com/story/38832014/brush-fires-still-raging-across-the-state-three-on-the-big-island

Quote: "On the Big Island, three brush fires continue to blaze-one on the slopes of Mauna Loa near Kapapala Forest Reserve, another in Waikoloa, and a third one in Pahala near Ka'alu'alu Road and Discovery Harbour."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire continues raging near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), homes destroyed, dozens injured:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/huge-forest-blaze-defies-portugals-firefighting-efforts/807908560
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/wildfires-torment-portugal-spain-as-france-feels-heat.html

Quote: "Almost 1,200 firefighters supported by 16 aircraft and 358 vehicles were deployed around Monchique, a town of 2,000 people about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, where the blaze came within 500 meters (yards) of the local fire station. An unknown number of homes - believed to number in the dozens, according to local reports - in the forested hills have burned down."

2018-08-07 - Boat, RV and two cars destroyed by fire while parked near Spring Beach on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/rv-cars-boat-burn-in-weekend-fire-at-spring-beach/

Quote: "The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 359th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Two boats, truck, car, two ATVs, four motorcycles, golf cart and two buildings destroyed by fire at home in Claxton (Georgia):
http://www.claxtonenterprise.com/fire-departments-respond-to-three-significant-fires/

Quote: "A shed fire on Mittie Strickland Road resulted in a large loss: a truck; a car; four motorcycles; two 4-wheelers; a golf cart; two boats; four boat motors; 12 guns; a tool box full of tools; pressure washer; and a generator. An additional structure measuring 24 feet by 24 feet was also destroyed."

2018-08-07 - Boat explodes and burns on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork (Minnesota), 2 kids blown into the water, 3 injured:
http://www.fox21online.com/2018/08/07/three-people-treated-for-burns-after-boat-explosion-on-big-turtle-lake/
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/boat-explodes-on-turtle-lake/article_552f6a22-9a88-11e8-8f9a-0bf199bc6c8a.html
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/38835577/three-suffer-burn-injuries-after-boat-explosion-and-fire
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Boat-Explosion-Leaves-490356951.html
http://www.wdio.com/news/itasca-county-boat-explosion/5021256/

2018-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/2018/08/07/fire-ignites-stored-ammo-in-riverside-garage/

Quote: "A fire near downtown Riverside Tuesday, Aug. 7, jumped from a boat to the garage, setting off stored ammunition inside, the city’s fire department reported."

2018-08-07 - Yacht 'Maatje Johanna' bursts into flame near coastal Oudeschild (Netherlands):
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Maatje-Johanna-I1503997.html
http://www.texelsecourant.nl/nieuws/algemeen/63745/brand-in-schip-voor-haven-oudeschild
http://www.seanews.com.tr/ship-on-fire-off-oudeschild/178211/

Quote: "In the afternoon of Aug 7, 2018, the engine room of the 'Maatje Johanna' caught fire off the port entrance Oudeschild. The fire brigade from Texel and the KNRM were alerted to the ship, and the lifeboat 'Cornelis Dito' from Oudeschild jointly with the boat from Den Helder carried the rescue forces to the vessel."

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th, 735th, 736th and 737th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A2 in tunnel in Canton Ticino (Switzerland):
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article216220990.html
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/807943472
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-08-07/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries
http://www.telezueri.ch/298-show-onlinenews/26604-episode-piottino-tunnel-autotransporter-in-flammen-aufgegangen
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_d2bf0723-9db8-5a49-adf6-862d8e87f8cd.html
http://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_44d1575c-190b-5dc3-b791-a8ec81baf22d.html
http://www.startribune.com/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/490226961/

Quote: "Swiss police say a transporter carrying cars has caught fire and burned out in an Alpine road tunnel. No one was injured, but the blaze caused the closure of a major north-south route. Police in Ticino canton (state) said the truck-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning in the Piottino tunnel on the A2 highway. The vehicle and the seven cars it was carrying burned out."

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Lamledge Lane in Shifnal (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/65635

Note: These are the 56th and 57th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Port Everglades (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/truck-pulling-container-at-port-everglades-catches-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/flames-engulf-truck-at-port-everglades

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the M5 in Kingsgrove (Australia):
http://www.f3nws.com/news/sydney-s-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption-b75c45b0c90
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sydneys-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption/news-story/35c62329e754cc8a574a94dd37912828
http://www.instagram.com/p/BmMQjeln6F6/?igshid=uvw6lx3bzd7k
http://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvKpadWlPMGE

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A525 in Llandegla (Britain):
http://www.wrexham.com/news/fire-service-called-to-lorry-fire-in-llandegla-154159.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/lorry-consumed-fireball-closed-a525-15001829
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-lorry-fire-shuts-a525-15001028

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Middleton (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-flames-15002403
http://truckerworld.uk/2018/08/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-by-flames-at-a-factory-in-middleton-after-reports-of-loud-explosions/
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/121188/lorry-fire-in-middleton
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/manchester-evening-news/20180808/281556586649159

2018-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lodes Lane in Kingston St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.applefm.co.uk/2018/08/07/taunton-fire-crew-called-to-tractor-and-combine-harvester-fires/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, on Ash Road in Stoke St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49421&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16404006.combine-harvester-fire-in-stoke-st-mary-field/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/frightening-video-shows-combine-harvester-1872720

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A354 in Milborne St Andrew (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/combine-harvester-fire-milborne-st-andrew/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Loose Gate Road in Moulton Seas End (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-blaze-in-moulton-seas-end-9005641/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wood Lane in Tugby (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/combine-harvester-destroyed-farm-blaze-1871225

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Marsh Lane, Barrow Upon Humber. Tue 7 Aug 2018 18:49 (No:17508) Combine harvester involved in fire. Dry powder extinguisher in use by owner prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews used one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera for inspection."

Note: These are the 1707th-1718th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Kemsdale Road in Hernhill (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/about-50-yards-away-from-us-it-blew-up-187627/

2018-08-07 - Sanitation truck bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8803903-sanitation-truck-catches-fire-on-hwy-400-in-barrie/
http://twitter.com/SimcoeNews/status/1026835766591332352

2018-08-07 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_night_shift_monday_6th_august_2018

Quote: "A1 N J40 – 51 Time of call: 16:53 Crews from Ripon and Northallerton were called to a LGV trailer that had a fire to the rear wheels. This fire was out on our arrival and the crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down the area. This was caused by a mechanical fault."

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes heavily damaged, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2542756.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38826810/camper-fire-damages-2-homes-in-cape-girardeau-mo
http://www.kzimksim.com/2018/08/07/cape-girardeau-burns-in-morning-fire-today/

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame on Mashapaug Road in Holland (Massachusetts):
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/rv-catches-fire-on-mashapaug-rd-in-holland/1353008149

Note: These are the 360th and 361st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Van and motorcycle destroyed by fire at 11:33 PM on Chestnut Close in Stony Stratford (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Tuesday 7 August, 11.33pm Van and motorbike destroyed by fire, Chestnut Close, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-08-07 - Van bursts into flame in Knaresborough (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august
http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2652761/van-on-fire-in-knaresborough/

Quote: "Knaresborough - Time of call 11:22 Fire crews from Knaresborough responded to a van fire involving a Nissan. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge to coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/car-fire-halts-traffic-9th-street-bridge-ocean-city-police
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-ocean-city-causeway/article_7e23147f-c6d0-5d2a-884e-5c978f402c1e.html
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/fires/article_06426f92-9b3a-11e8-af7d-939a9b64f332.html

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 138 in coastal Wall (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/08/07/route-138-car-fire/929168002/

2018-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/crews-battle-car-blaze/article_eb54d3c8-9a58-11e8-91eb-8b07056009ac.html

2018-08-07 - Four cars go up in flames while parked in impound yard in Haverford (Pennsylvania):
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20180807/NEWS/180809779

Quote: "According to Viola, the officer was inside his patrol car across the street in the parking lot of the YMCA when he spotted smoke and a glow in the sky. He went over and found numerous cars that were on fire inside their impound yard."

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.centralmaine.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/car-fire-slows-traffic-in-bridgeport-tuesday-morning/1351304950

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Sunset Mall in San Angelo (Texas):
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/08/07/familys-car-catches-fire-they-leave-sunset-mall/929947002/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame near Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain (Australia):
http://www.beaudeserttimes.com.au/story/5573018/car-fire-on-tamborine-mountain-overnight/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Ernesettle Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49426&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Waters Green near train station in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-near-macclesfield-railway-station

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16402812.car-fire-on-m27-near-junction-5-for-eastleigh/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Derby (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/a38-northbound-closed-due-car-1871539

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame in Kirk Deighton (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august

Quote: "Kirk Deighton. - Time of call 13:44 Harrogate fire crews responded to a car on fire caused by an electrical fault. Car was totally destroyed. Crews used one breathing apparatus and a 45mm jet."

2018-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):
http://kpel965.com/vehicle-fire-on-interstate-ten/

2018-08-07 - ATV bursts into flame on road near Colyton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49420&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Delmar (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/38843647/lawnmower-causes-delmar-garage-fire

2018-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phelps (New York):
http://13wham.com/news/local/camper-destroyed-in-overnight-ontario-county-fire
http://www.whec.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire/5020781/
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20180807/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/camper-in-phelps-goes-up-in-flames-after-propane-tanks-explode/1350765431
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/08/07/171229/

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at fairy farm in Hobart (Wisconsin), 20 cows killed, owner has heart attack:
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/barn-considered-a-total-loss-several-cows-dead-after-fire-in-hobart/1353632978
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/2018/08/08/emergency-crews-respond-hobart-farm-fire/932016002/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/08/fire-engulfs-hobart-dairy-farm/931911002/

Quote: "Crews say that the owner also suffered from a heart attack and was sent to the hospital."

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):
http://local21news.com/news/local/crews-still-battling-york-barn-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38826451/mobile-fire-rescue-battles-early-morning-house-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180807/faulty-air-conditioner-possible-cause-of-fire-in-bourne

2018-08-07 - Shipping container bursts into flame, fire spreads to two cars in carpark, in Tilehurst (Britain):
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16403347.video-major-fire-in-tilehurst-co-op-car-park/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-in-tilehurst/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/three-cars-destroyed-in-tilehurst-storage-container-blaze/

2018-08-07 - Moving and storage business destroyed by fire in Mena (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/blaze-destroys-mena-moving-and-storage-business

2018-08-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/north-side/historic-70-year-old-indianapolis-church-catches-fire

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Bellefontaine (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/resident-and-animal-safe-after-early-morning-house-fire/

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/cat-rescued-from-house-fire-in-tampa

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:14 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/shirley-mastic/firefighters-battle-blaze-mastic-beach-home

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Safely-Escapes-Overnight-Fire-Engulfing-North-Miami-Home-490224351.html

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/crews-battle-early-morning-house-fire-in-east-st-louis/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Fenton (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-building-in-fenton-neighborhood/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/07/house-fire-erupts-in-portsmouth/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/no-injuries-in-early-morning-portsmouth-house-fire/291-581224932

2018-08-07 - Nine homes go up in flames along railroad tracks in Siegburg (Germany), dozens injured:
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-fire-breaks-out-near-train-tracks-in-siegburg-injuring-dozens/a-44993444
http://www.rt.com/news/435362-massive-fire-shuts-railway-germany/

2018-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by basement fire in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/official-cause-of-fire-at-manor-township-duplex-unknown/article_14536bb0-9ab1-11e8-912c-33c21e6ea52e.html
http://local21news.com/news/local/fire-in-manor-township

2018-08-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Leisure Lake Drive in Warner Robins (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-castaways-apartments-in-warner-robins

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Lincolnton (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/firefighters-pull-woman-from-burning-home-in-lincolnton/807912061
http://www.lakenormanpublications.com/denver_citizen/lincolnton-woman-dies-in-house-fire/article_dccb4de6-9a53-11e8-a520-9782b8613652.html
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/07/woman-dies-after-pulled-from-lincolnton-fire/

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374257/vancouver-house-fire-crews-east-vancouver/
http://www.vancourier.com/news/east-van-house-fire-results-in-city-s-sixth-fire-related-death-in-2018-1.23393089

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.lex18.com/story/38826932/man-killed-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/38826453/man-killed-in-apartment-complex-fire-in-hopkinsville
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/1-killed-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wxbc1043.com/2018/08/08/one-dead-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire/

2018-08-07 - Vacant home burns at
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Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle with cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died on Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among family and close friends, the week after opting to forego further...
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Halt the Hun!Publisher: Jade Tower Studio

Halt the Hun!

Late World War One Western Front Skirmish Rules

Halt the Hun! is a relatively quick, simple skirmish game for 28mm figures set on the Western Front in late World War One (1918). Players use 10-sided dice to determine the results of actions including attacks and amp; panic checks. Each side - which can consist of one or more players - controls units of either Allied or Imperial German troops. You can build your own and ldquo;army and rdquo; using a simple system or use one of the premade battlegroups provided.

There are three PDFs provided with the game. The first is the rules set (25 pages plus a quick reference sheet). The second contains army lists, unit cards, tokens, and templates (54 pages). The third is a sample skirmish game described in detail with lots of examples of the rules in action (13 pages).

The Halt the Hun! rules include a unique initiative system, simple combat resolution, rules for morale, smoke and gas, and special rules for officers, NCOs, chaplains, nurses, and tanks. The rules are packed with photos of figures from this period as well as contemporary recruiting posters. There are more than 100 unit cards included to create a wide variety of British, French, German, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Scottish, and American battlegroups; there are also sample battlegroups provided in three sizes for the British/Scottish, French, Germans, and Americans. Guidelines are provided for small, medium, and large skirmishes; there are scenario ideas as well as a 1-page quick reference sheet. Optional Event Cards are also included if you and rsquo;d like to add some interesting twists to your game (including strafing runs and calling in artillery).

Heed the call, assemble your troops, and head to the front! Halt the Hun! is a perfect excuse to get some of the wonderful figures available for this period onto your tabletop!

(Brigade Games, Great War Miniatures, Warlord Games, and Nick Eyre of North Star Military Figures all kindly gave permission for professionally painted miniatures from their figure lines to be included).


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«Ο μόνος σίγουρα χαμένος αγώνας είναι αυτός που δεν δόθηκε ποτέ» Γ.Ρ.
Β΄ Μέρος
Οι παραβιάσεις της διεθνούς νομολογίας
Και σε αυτό το Β΄ Μέρος των δύο κειμένων μου για την παράνομη και άκυρη «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών», (ΣτΠρ.), τόσο βάσει των νόμων και του Συντάγματος της Ελλάδος όσο και βάσει της Σύμβασης της Βιέννης και της Διεθνούς νομολογίας, θα ξεκινήσω με ανάλογο πρόλογο, όπως στο Α΄ Μέρους:

Στις 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2018 θα συζητηθεί στην ολομέλεια του Δικαστηρίου του Συμβουλίου της Επικρατείας (ΣτΕ) η αίτηση των Παμμακεδονικών Ενώσεων περί: αναστολής της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών», (17/6/18,) και των συμπροσβαλλόμενων πράξεων, των επιστολών του Υπουργού Εξωτερικών προς ΕΕ και ΝΑΤΟ.
Έτσι, η 7/12/2018 είναι μια ημερομηνία ορόσημο για παράλληλη παράσταση και προσφυγή στο ΣτΕ οποιουδήποτε Μακεδονικού Δήμου-πόλεως, Μακεδονικού φορέα, συλλόγου ή και Μακεδόνα ως άτομο, που έχουν οποιοδήποτε! έννομο συμφέρον, (εθνικό ή και απλό εμπορικό) να προσφύγουν στο ΣτΕ παράλληλα με την προσφυγή των Παμμακεδονικών οργανώσεων κατά της δουλόφρονης και προδοτικής «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών».
Αυτό αποτελεί μια δεύτερη χρυσή ευκαιρία για κάθε Μακεδόνα πατριώτη ο οποίος με την κατάλληλη νομική και συνταγματολογική υποστήριξη μπορεί να ζητήσει τη δικαίωσή του στο δικαστήριο του ΣτΕ.
Τα στοιχεία έρευνας που παραθέτω εύχομαι να χρησιμεύσουν σε νομικούς και συνταγματολόγους, κυρίως λόγω λογικής επαγωγικής και αφηγηματολογικής πληρότητας, καθώς τα καταθέτω ως μη νομικός.
Μόνο κίνητρο μου το βαθύτατο αίσθημα αγωνιάς για την καταστροφή που απειλεί την ιδιαίτερη πατρίδα μου, την Μακεδονία, την γενέτειρά μου, διαιώνια ελληνική Θεσσαλονίκη, αλλά και την απειλούμενη, κυρίως από εσωτερικούς εχθρούς, χώρα μας με την εν προόδω σχεδιαζόμενη διάλυση της εθνικής και κρατικής της υπόστασης, ειδικά στη Βόρειο Ελλάδα.
Συνοπτικά σημειώνω τα εξής:
α. Στο Α΄ Μέρος απέδειξα ότι η «ΣτΠρ.» στηρίζεται σε πλαστά στοιχεία τα οποία είναι αποτέλεσμα διεθνών πιέσεων και εκβιασμών προς την Ελλάδα από συγκεκριμένα κέντρα του εξωτερικού τα οποία συνεργάζονται με δουλόφρονους ελληνώνυμους πολιτικούς της χώρας μας.
Έτσι, και βάσει του διεθνούς δικαίου κάθε συμφωνία που βασίζεται σε πλαστά στοιχεία είναι παράνομη. Και πλαστά είναι τα περί δήθεν «Μακεδονικής» εθνότητας των Σλαβοαλβανών, και ομοίως της δήθεν «Σλαβομακεδονικής γλώσσας», του πολιτισμού, και της συνείδησής τους η οποία δεν αλλάζει παρά την κλοπή αντίστοιχων ελληνικών πολιτιστικών στοιχείων.
β. Η «ΣτΠρ.» ως κυβερνητική πράξη μπορεί να είναι μεν απρόσβλητη, αλλά στην πρόσφατη πρώτη αρνητική απόφαση του ΣτΕ συνάγεται, σημείο 7, ότι μπορούν να προσβληθούν από το ΣτΕ τα αποτελέσματα που οδηγούν στην αναστολή Συνταγματικών δικαιωμάτων των Ελλήνων, και όχι μόνο…
γ. Εκκρεμή απόφαση (90 ημέρες από την κατάθεσή της) για άλλη πρόσφατη προσφυγή εναντίον του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού της χώρας μας, σχετική με την παραβίαση (κλοπή) πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων των Ελλήνων από τους Σλαβοαλβανούς Σκοπιανούς.
Τα δικαιώματα αυτά αφορούν την ελληνική γλώσσα η οποία διαστρέφεται ως δήθεν «Ελληνική Μακεδονική» και «Σκοπιανή Μακεδονική», τα τραγούδια, τις τελετουργίες, και κάθε άλλο ελληνικό πολιτιστικό αντικείμενο.
Συνακόλουθα και επ’ αυτού μεθοδεύεται, όπως και στην «ΣτΠρ.», η ουσιαστική παράκαμψη του πρόεδρου της ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, βλ. Άρθρο 35 του Συντάγματος, ή ο εκβιασμός του να υπογράψει μια παράνομη δήθεν «Συμφωνία».
δ. Το Σκοπιανό Συνταγματικό Δικαστήριο έχει ήδη δημιουργήσει σχετικό δεδικασμένο απόρριψης, λόγω παράκαμψης του Σκοπιανού προέδρου, για προηγούμενη συμφωνία τους επί ενός αγωγού.
ε. Κατά τις μυστικές (!) και δόλιες δήθεν «συνομιλίες» πριν από την υπογραφή της «ΣτΠρ.» κρύφτηκε και παράνομα δεν λήφθηκε υπόψη από τους ελληνώνυμους «διαπραγματευτές μας» η απόφαση 1448/2009 του Αρείου Πάγου σύμφωνα με την οποία: Ο όρος Μακεδονία είναι ιστορικός, γεωγραφικός και όχι εθνοτικός.
Που θα πει, ότι ο Μακεδόνας είναι Έλληνας, όπως είναι και ο Θρακιώτης, ο Θεσσαλός, ο Αθηναίος, ο Κρητικός, κ.ο.κ. Και έτσι δεν μπορεί ένα μωσαϊκό μεταναστών και εθνοτήτων να αποκτήσει εθνοτική ταυτότητα, γλώσσα και κράτος δια της κλοπής, όταν μάλιστα μετανάστευσε μόλις τον 7ο αι. στα χώματα της Παιονίας (κυρίως) και της Δαρδανίας, δηλαδή εκτός της αρχαίας και της νεώτερης Μακεδονίας η οποία ήταν και είναι μόνο Ελλάδα. Έτσι, όμως, δημιουργείται μία πλαστή εθνότητα και αυτό είναι διεθνές στοιχείο ακυρότητας.
1. Οι παραβιάσεις της «Σύμβασης της Βιέννης», (1969 – 1980)
1.1. Κατά το άρθρο 18 της Συνθήκης της Βιέννης (Ν.Δ. 402/1974 «Περί κυρώσεως της από 23 Μαΐου 1969 Συμβάσεως της Βιέννης περί του Δικαίου των Συνθηκών και του προσηρτημένου αυτή παραρτήματος, ΦΕΚ Α΄ 141) από τη στιγμή που υπεγράφη τα όργανα της Ελληνικής Πολιτείας οφείλουν να απέχουν από ενέργειες οι οποίες αντιβαίνουν στο περιεχόμενο της εν λόγω Συνθήκης.
Αλλά αυτό ισχύει και για την FYROM. Κι όμως από την ημέρα υπογραφής, 17/6/18, της λεγόμενης «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών» ο πρωθυπουργός της κ. Ζόραν Ζάεφ αναφέρεται συνεχώς στην χώρα του αποκλειστικά με την λέξη «Μακεδονία», σε «Μακεδονικό Στρατό», σε «Μακεδονική γλώσσα», «Μακεδονική εθνότητα», κ.λπ. χωρίς το υποχρεωτικό επίθετο «Βόρεια», «Βόρειος», κ.ο.κ.
Και αυτό σημαίνει άμεση διεκδίκηση και ενσωμάτωση της μοναδικής Μακεδονίας των Ελλήνων ως περιοχή της Βορείου Ελλάδος η οποία φέρει και το μοναδικό αρχαιοελληνικό όνομα.
1.2. Η λεγόμενη «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» υπο το πρίσμα της «Σύμβασης της Βιέννης», αλλά και άλλων άρθρων του Διεθνούς Δικαίου αποδεικνύεται άκυρη και παράνομη, τουλάχιστον, για τους παρακάτω τέσσερις γενικούς κανόνες:
1,2, α. Στη «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών», δεν αναγράφεται ξεκάθαρα και πλήρως το καθεστώς ακυρότητάς της (ο διεθνής όρος Status quo ante, -επαναφορά στο προηγούμενο καθεστώς) με την ρητή αναφορά ότι το εν λόγω κράτος θα συνεχίσει να ονομάζεται FYROM, με ό,τι αυτό σημαίνει διεθνώς, εάν η «Συμφωνία» αποτύχει. Κυρίως δεν αναφέρεται ποιος είναι ο θεματοφύλακας, με απλά λόγια ο χειριστής της ανάκλησης αυτής της «Συμφωνίας».
Αν δεν υφίσταται ρητώς η ορθή ευχέρεια καταγγελίας της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών», βάσει της ΣτΒ τότε η μη δυνατότητα καταγγελίας συνιστά πράξη αθέμιτο, και τούτο διότι θεωρητικά δεν βασίζεται σε μονομερή βούληση, αλλά στη συμβατική άδεια εκ της σχετικής ελλείψεως την οποία εμπεριέχει η «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» από τη σύναψή της.
Σημειώνεται, ότι στη «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών», στα Άρθρο 19, περί: Επίλυσης Διαφορών, στα 1,2,3, και στο Άρθρο 20 προβλέπεται μόνο η γενικόλογη δυνατότητα προσφυγής στον ΟΗΕ προς επίλυση, βλέπε Άρθρο 20 της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών», με ασαφέστατη την περαιτέρω πορεία, τύχη και μέλλον της εν λόγω «Συμφωνίας». Πόσο μάλλον όταν αυτή η δόλια και προδοτική «Συμφωνία» προβλέπει επί ορισμένων θεμάτων «ορίμανση 5 ετών».
1,2, β. Στην ίδια, ΣτΒ, βλέπε τα περί: «Απάτης, Άρθρο 49, σελ.19-23. «Οσάκις το κράτος ήχθη εις συνομολόγησιν συνθήκης συνεπεία δολίας συμπεριφοράς ετέρου κράτους (δηλαδή, των Σκοπίων, με πλαστά στοιχεία περί εθνότητας, γλώσσας, πολιτισμού) έχοντος συμμετάσχει εις τας διαπραγματεύσεις, τούτο δύναται να επικαλεσθή την απάτην ως ακυρούσαν την δοθείσαν συναίνεσιν του όπως δεσμευθή διά της συνθήκης.» Στο Άρθρον 50 «Δωροδοκία- αντιπροσώπου κράτους.» Θέμα δωροδοκίας έθεσε η ίδια η κυβέρνηση ΣΥΡΙΖΑ εναντίον της Ρωσικής Δημοκρατίας.
1,2,γ. Στην ίδια, Άρθρο 53: «Συνθήκες που συγκρούονται με αναγκαστικό κανόνα του γενικού Διεθνούς Δικαίου» Και:
1,2, δ. Κανόνες συνυφασμένοι με την ΣτΒ, γνωστοί ως κανόνες: ius cogens γενικά
1.3. Είναι υποχρεωτικά, σύμφωνα με την «Σύμβαση της Βιέννης», τα εξής: «…η επικύρωση και όχι η υπογραφή είναι εκείνη που παρέχει στη «Συνθήκη των Πρεσπών» την οριστική της ισχύ.
Αλλά, ως πράξη για να χαρακτηρισθεί «οριστική και αμετάκλητος», σύμφωνα με τη ΣτΒ, θα πρέπει να καλύπτεται «ολόκληρο το κείμενο της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών» και «να μην υπάρχει καμία επιφύλαξη. (ΣτΒ).»
Αλλά, αυτό στην πράξη είναι αδύνατον, γιατί στη «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» και στο Άρθρο 1, 10α, προβλέπονται εκκρεμότητες προσαρμογής και ολοκλήρωσής διαφόρων διεργασιών επονομαζόμενων ως: «τεχνική μεταβατική περίοδος» διαρκείας 5 ετών.
Ενώ, από την άλλη, η εν λόγω «Συμφωνία» παράγει τελεσίδικα και μη αντιστρεπτά αποτελέσματα για την Ελλάδα με την έναρξη της ενταξιακής διαδικασίας στο ΝΑΤΟ και τις ενταξιακές διαπραγματεύσεις με την ΕΕ.
Κι αυτό έχει άμεση σχέση με το: «καθεστώς ακυρότητας βάσει της Σύμβασης της Βιέννης (άρθρα 42-45), καθώς παράγει μονομερώς βλαπτικά για την Ελλάδα αποτελέσματα.
1.4. Κάθε Διεθνής Συνθήκη είναι νομικό κείμενο που εκφράζει τη συμφωνία δύο ή περισσότερων υποκειμένων του διεθνούς δικαίου με δυνατότητα να δημιουργηθούν, μεταβληθούν ή να αρθούν δικαιώματα και υποχρεώσεις στο πεδίο του Διεθνούς Δικαίου, τα οποία θα διέπονται από αυτό. Βλ. Άρθρο 2 παρ. 1 πρ. 1 Σύμβαση της Βιέννης.
Από αυτό εξάγεται, ότι τα δικαιώματα αυτά ισχύουν κατά μείζονα λόγο όταν σε Διεθνείς Συνθήκες εμπεριέχονται σημεία και νοήματα με ασάφεια ή παραπλανητική διατύπωση πράγμα το οποίο ισχύει σε πολλά σημεία της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών».
2. Στη «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» παραβιάζονται Γενικές Αρχές και κανόνες του Διεθνούς Δικαίου
Μερικοί από αυτούς είναι και οι ακόλουθοι επτά διεθνείς ερμηνευτικοί κανόνες οι οποίοι ισχύουν για όλες τις Συμφωνίες παγκοσμίως και τους οποίους επιτάσσει η διεθνής νομολογία Ήτοι:
2.1. Την αρχή της καλής πίστης, που οδηγεί στην αναζήτηση της πραγματικής πρόθεσης των συμβαλλομένων, βάσει του κειμένου ή άλλων στοιχείων.
2.2. Την αρχή της καθόλου έρευνας του κειμένου και όχι τμηματικά αυτού.
2.3. Την αρχή όπου σαφείς διατάξεις δεν χρήζουν ερμηνειών.
2.4. Την αναζήτηση της σκοπιμότητας.
2,5. Την ερμηνεία εκ της συμπεριφοράς των συμβαλλομένων στη πράξη!
2.6. Την προσφυγή σε προπαρασκευαστικές εργασίες, εφόσον το κείμενο παρουσιάζει ασάφειες.
2.7. Η κατά κανόνα προβλεπόμενη καταγγελία συνθήκης αφορά πρωτίστως τις διμερείς συνθήκες.
Η καταγγελία συνθήκης εκ μέρους μιας των συμβαλλομένων Χωρών αποτελεί πάντα μονομερή πράξη. Δι’ αυτής ένα συμβαλλόμενο Κράτος ανακοινώνει τη πρόθεσή του, με ρητή κοινοποίηση, ότι παύει να δεσμεύεται από τη συγκεκριμένη Συνθήκη, οποτεδήποτε αυτό κρίνει!
3. Η Διεθνής αρχή: pacta sunt servanda ΑΠΑΓΟΡΕΥΕΙ στα κράτη, και γενικά στα υποκείμενα του Διεθνούς Δικαίου να δεσμευθούν από «ελαττωματικές διεθνείς υποχρεώσεις, είτε το ελάττωμά τους οφείλεται στη διαδικασία σύναψης της συνθήκης, είτε στο περιεχόμενό της.»
4. Βασική αρχή στην οποία βασίζεται το καθεστώς της ακυρότητας και γενική αρχή του διεθνούς δικαίου είναι η αρχή της καλής πίστης, όπως ήδη προαναφέρθηκε. Το Διεθνές Δικαστήριο της Χάγης στην απόφαση του Nuclear Tests δέχθηκε ότι αυτή αποτελεί κεντρικό σημείο του διεθνούς δικαίου.
Σχετικά με τα ως άνω και τα εξής:
Ι. McNair, Law of Treaties, σελ. 10 για την προέλευση των Συνθηκών γενικά από το δίκαιο των ιδιωτικών συμβάσεων ( με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στο αγγλικό δίκαιο), σε O. Corten & P. Klein (Επιμ), The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. A commentary. Vol. II, σελ. .
ΙΙ. Klabbers σε «The Oxford Guide to Treaties», σελ. 552.
ΙΙΙ. Nuclear Tests Case (Australia v.France), International Court of Justice (ICJ), 20 December 1974, available at: httpQ//www.refxorld.org/docid/4023a57c7, σελ.253,268,παρ.46. Επίσης βλ. Την υπόθεση Gabčikovo-Nagymaros Project, Hungary v Slovakia, Judgment, Merits, ICJ GL No 92, [1997] ICJ Rep 7, [1997] ICJ Rep 88, (1998) 37 ILM 162, ICGJ 66 (ICJ 1997), 25th September 1997, International Court of Justice [ICJ] «Every treaty in force is binding upon the parties to it and must be performed by them in good faith.», σελ.162, παρ.142, και πολλά άλλα.
5. Η «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» οφείλει και υποχρεούται να ακολουθεί τις αποφάσεις του Διεθνούς Δικαστηρίου της Χάγης, και σχετικές Συμφωνίες της Ουνέσκο, πράγμα που δεν συμβαίνει.
Η παράθεση ανάλογων δεδικασμένων εναντίον της «ΣτΠρ.» ξεπερνά κατά πολύ την έκταση του παρόντος κειμένου και πρέπει να αναπτυχθούν από τους καθ’ ύλην αρμόδιους.
6. Στην εν λόγω «Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών» παράγονται σοβαρές δουλείες σε βάρος της Ελλάδος, μερικές των οποίων εξετέθησαν και στο Α΄ Μέρος αυτών των κειμένων.
6. 1. Τόσο στο Άρθρο 13, βάσει του οποίου παραδίδονται τα ελληνικά λιμάνια και η οψέποτε κηρυχθείσα ελληνική ΑΟΖ, όσο και γιατί στο Άρθρο 14, 4 η Ελλάς αναλαμβάνει την υποχρέωση: «να αναπτύξει και να ενισχύσει τη συνεργασία της με τα Σκόπια όσον αφορά στην ενέργεια, ιδίως δια της κατασκευής, συντήρησης και χρήσης διασυνδεόμενων αγωγών φυσικού αερίου και πετρελαίου (υφιστάμενων, υπό κατασκευή και σχεδιαζόμενων)!»
Αυτό σημαίνει πως η υπερχρεωμένη για τον επόμενο αιώνα Ελλάδα θα είναι υποχρεωμένη να κατασκευάζει και να συντηρεί αγωγούς ενέργειας «υφισταμένους και σχεδιαζόμενους» τους οποίους θα τους προωθεί στην FYROM και θα τους διαμοιράζεται με αυτήν επί ίσους όροις.
Έτσι, πέραν της πρόσθετης οικονομικής δουλείας που επιτάσσει το άρθρο αυτό, καθίσταται εύλογο το ερώτημα: πώς είναι δυνατόν να δεσμευτεί η Ελλάδα από τώρα για κάτι που θα σχεδιαστεί στο μέλλον; Και βάσει των αναγκών ποίου κράτους;
Ωστόσο, ο καταναγκασμός σε βάρος της Ελλάδος συνεχίζεται, στο ίδιο Άρθρο, 14, 4, όπου υπάρχει πρόβλεψη-εντολή η οποία επί λέξη: «αφορά στις ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας, περιλαμβανομένων των φωτοβολταϊκών, της αιολικής και της υδρο-ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας.
Πιθανά εκκρεμή ζητήματα θα αντιμετωπισθούν χωρίς καθυστέρηση, με τη σύναψη αμοιβαίως επωφελών διακανονισμών λαμβάνοντας σοβαρά υπ’ όψιν την Ευρωπαϊκή Ενεργειακή Πολιτική και το ευρωπαϊκό κεκτημένο.
Το Πρώτο Μέρος (η Ελλάς) θα διευκολύνει το Δεύτερο (εννοεί την FYROM χωρίς να την αναφέρει με το όνομα αυτό) με κατάλληλη μεταφορά τεχνογνωσίας και εμπειρίας.».
Κι αυτό, όπως ρητώς αναφέρεται στο εν λόγω Άρθρο μέχρι του επιπέδου της μεταφοράς ελληνικής νανοτεχνολογίας από την Ελλάδα προς την FYROM.
Έτσι, όμως, με όσα περιλαμβάνει αυτή η «Συμφωνία» δίνεται η δυνατότητα στο κράτος της FYROM, αν κρίνει ότι η Ελλάδα στο μέλλον δεν του μετέφερε την κατάλληλή «τεχνογνωσία και εμπειρία» να προσφύγει σε διεθνή δικαστήρια ή fora και να καταδικαστεί η Ελλάδα ή να εξαναγκαστεί σε ρήτρες τις οποίες θα πρέπει να καταβάλλει στην FYROM.
Τα σημεία τα οποία παράγουν δουλείες με την μορφή μονομερών εκχωρήσεων δικαιωμάτων και τεχνογνωσία υψηλότατου επιπέδου της Ελλάδος προς την FYROM είναι πολλά.
Έτσι, οι δουλείες που προαναφέρθηκαν για την Ελλάδα είναι: επαχθείς και μονομερείς προς την FYROM, σε βαθμό τέτοιο ώστε εκτός από την παράδοση της Μακεδονίας, (όνομα, εθνότητα, γλώσσα) η Ελλάδα να εξαναγκάζεται να συμπεριφερθεί σαν να είχε νικηθεί σε πόλεμο από την FYROM.
Εν κατακλείδι:
Τα όσα εξετέθησαν αποτελούν μια σύντομη προσέγγιση των διεθνών παρανομιών και της ουσιαστικής ακυρότητας της «Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών».
Η μεγίστη σοβαρότητα του ζητήματος απαιτεί όλα όσα προανέφερα να αναπτυχθούν με την κατάλληλη νομική και συνταγματική τεκμηρίωση, ώστε η δουλόφρονα «ΣτΠρ.», να ακυρωθεί τόσο σε ανώτατο επίπεδο εντός της Ελλάδος όσο και με προσβολή της σε όλα τα Διεθνή αρμόδια δικαστικά και μη όργανα.
Ως Έλληνες, ερήμην της δουλόφρονης κρατικής ολιγαρχίας και τυραννίας που μας κυβερνά, καταπατώντας μεταξύ πολλών άλλων και το νόμιμο δικαίωμά μας για δημοψήφισμα, στο μέγιστό θέμα Μακεδονίας, οφείλουμε και πρέπει να καταγγείλουμε την «ΣτΠρ.», εκτός από το ΣτΕ και στα διεθνή δικαστήρια.
Όπως το Ευρωπαϊκό Δικαστήριο Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων, για μη εφαρμογή της Ευρωπαϊκής Σύμβασης για τα Δικαιώματα του Ανθρώπου, λόγω της κλοπής κ
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Australia’s lead scientific body, CSIRO, advised the conservative Liberal-National government a year ago that the electricity sector would need to cut its carbon emissions by 52 to 70 per cent by 2030. CSIRO said this was necessary if the economy as a whole was to hit the 26 to 28 per cent emissions reduction target the government pledged to […]
          CSIRO hydrogen fuel breakthrough could fire up major export market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australia is a step closer to a new hydrogen production and export industry following the national science agency, CSIRO’s successful refuelling and testing of two fuel cell vehicles. The cars were powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia and were tested in the Queensland state capital, Brisbane, today thanks to a breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say […]
          Crikey! We’re gonna need a bigger boat…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
0000-0001-7794-0218 The first fossils of a giant ancestor of the great white shark have been discovered in Victoria, Australia. Philip Mullaly, a fossil enthusiast, was having a stroll down the beach at Victoria’s popular surf
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          Adopt Grace a Australian Shepherd, Boxer (Grace (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Grace is only about 35-40lbs, approx 3-four years old, her breed mixture is unknown, although we do think that she has some boxer in her, but other than that, it is a mystery. She is very precious and playful. She is nice with children, very loving, an... see more at Petfinder.com

          Glencore's Agriculture Flop Shows Why It Still Needs M&A - Bloomberg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Glencore's Agriculture Flop Shows Why It Still Needs M&A
Bloomberg
Profits from the agriculture trading division plunged 56 percent during the first half to the lowest level in five years, caused by poor crops in Argentina and Australia. Even so, agriculture is a relatively small business and Glencore's overall ...
Glencore sees few M&A opportunities in agricultureFinancial Times

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          Your Dream Wedding Dress – Essense of Australia’s New 2018 Fall Collection      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This Essense of Australia collection features stunning silhouettes & breathtaking details that will make it easier than ever to choose your dream wedding dress.

The post Your Dream Wedding Dress – Essense of Australia’s New 2018 Fall Collection appeared first on Modern Wedding.


          ABx Subsidiary’s Aluminum Fluoride Technology To Be Licensed Globally      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced to the market yesterday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited will have the rights to employ ALCORE technology throughout the world. In a press release issued yesterday, ABx said that the technology, which is used in producing aluminium fluoride (AlF3), will be available to ALCORE for utilization as it builds […]
          Alcore gets license to refine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN Bauxite-subsidiary Alcore will be free to produce aluminium fluoride anywhere in the world after securing global licence rights for bauxite refining using the Alcore technology. The technology refines raw bauxite to produce aluminium fluoride and other valuable co-products such as silica fume and corethane. The global licence will pave the way for Alcore to […]
          Odeon on a Caulfield Cup mission      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Odeon’s early season form will provide a number of answers as connections consider a Caulfield Cup campaign for last year’s South Australian Derby placegetter. Five-year-old Odeon resumes in a 1400m-handicap …
          Suncorp to Sell Life Insurance Business to TAL Dai-ichi for A$725 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Suncorp Group Ltd. has become the latest Australian banking group to exit the life insurance business amid increasing costs and regulatory scrutiny in the industry. Suncorp said it has entered into ...
          Sex, lies and fake news      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Working in politics teaches you one thing about Australian voters. They despise the political class although not usually their local…
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Pigs might fly – but they will not be Australian porkers (or beef or lamb) flying into the European Union…
          London diary      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One of the things I used to look forward to on London visits was the theatre; but too often now…
          Anglo-Australian relations, post Brexit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As a new wave of protectionism sweeps across the globe, can Britain and Australia lead a free trade fightback? What…
          Leadership drought      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Water is the very essence of life. As Benjamin Franklin said, its only when the well’s dry that we know…
          ‘Righto, what’s his name then?’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As he winds down his five-year tenure as an Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane is redoubling the political divisiveness…
          NEG? No thanks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Back in July 2014, The Spectator Australia was ridiculed by the luvvies for running a self-congratulatory cover crowing about the…
          El calentamiento global favorece aumento de incendios forestales      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Desde Portugal hasta California, gigantescos incendios están devorando docenas de miles de hectáreas de bosques, un fenómeno que podrían agravarse con el calentamiento global, advierten científicos. Otros factores, como la mala gestión de los bosques o la construcción de viviendas cerca de estos espacios verdes alimentan el problema. "El paciente ya estaba enfermo", afirma David Bowman, profesor de la Universidad de Tasmania, en Australia, y especialista de los incendios forestales. "Pero el cambio climático es el catalizador".
          APRIL offers $70,000 for IPP delegates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is considering eight applications from Australia and New Zealand, by producers, technology supply companies and veterinary groups, in the first call under APRIL’s Industry Placement Program (IPP)
          Comment on Thick of Tongue by BumbleDouche      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Living in Australia, I found this article fascinating! With so much American TV on our airwaves, Australians can identify & understand the various American accents quite well. What I find fascinating about the "black" accent is that it sounds (for the most part) fairly uniform across America, even when the prevailing local "white" accent is strikingly different. Sometimes there's a stark contrast between the accents of people living in the same *city,* yet the "black" accent from 'City A' seems as though it could sound just as at home in 'City B' on the other side of the country, a uniformity of sound not found in the corresponding "white" accents. I myself used to live in South Australia, but have since moved to Melbourne (which is in a different state). While the regional variance in the Australian accents is not huge, people here in Melbourne do frequently ask me "What part of Britain did you come from," as the South Australian accent is closer to "refined" English than the lazy drawl used here. The way you described that sense of social awkwardness that comes from people thinking you're putting on a fake voice - as if you're trying to make yourself sound more eloquent & fancy - is something I've experienced often. Although I am white, I am an European of the slightly darker variety, so while I can't say that your experiences translate perfectly to my own, they certainly resonated with me. Based on that, I think it's fair to say that the strange audio/visual dissonance you've described here isn't unique to the USA!
          Bikie deported over minor role in brawl      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AN ALLEGED former “baby” bikie, who became embroiled in the notorious 2013 Broadbeach Bikie Brawl, is the latest foreign-born national to get kicked out of Australia.
          Australia Kekeringan, Petani Dibolehkan Tembak Kanguru      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Seluruh wilayah seluas 800.000 km2 di New South Wales (NSW) dinyatakan mengalami kekeringan. Petani sekarang diizinkan menembak kanguru yang bersaing dengan ternak mencari makanan.
          Nine lands McEnroe for Australian Open      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Seven-time grand slam champion John McEnroe is the big-name signing for the Nine Network’s maiden Australian Open commentary team. The new broadcast rights holder for the year’s first major has …
          Barty reaches Canadian Open quarter-finals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian No.1 Ashleigh Barty has become the first player to reach the women’s quarter-finals at the Canadian Open while top-seed Simona Halep faces a tricky third-round match with Venus Williams. …
          My time was short, hopefully it wasn’t wasted: Jarrod Lyle loses cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tributes paid to Australian golfer, who has died aged 36.
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Window Shopping in the City - As most stores move into the Australian S/S18 season, designer boutiques in Collins Street look forward to next winter presenting their current collections as seen in Europe. Once again props play with proportion, Emporio Armani reports on their Autumn/Winter Collection 20018-2019 & Chanel’s enormous diary notes the importance of knitwear to their latest collection. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 🇦🇺 #visualmerchandising#windows#proportions#womenswear#knitwear#chanel#emporioarmani#melbourne#australia
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          Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2018

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2018: 18th International Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, July 2-5, 2018, Proceedings, Part III by Osvaldo Gervasi
English | PDF | 2018 | 700 Pages | ISBN : 331995167X | 80.32 MB
The five volume set LNCS 10960 until 10964 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2018, held in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2018.Apart from the general tracks, ICCSA 2018 also includes 34 international workshops in various areas of computational sciences, ranging from computational science technologies, to specific areas of computational sciences, such as computer graphics and virtual reality.The total of 265 full papers and 10 short papers presented in the 5-volume proceedings set of ICCSA 2018, were carefully reviewed and selected from 892 submissions.


          Comment on President Resigns! by Li D      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Second, since 35% or so of Americans think Trump is their god, it will be hard to get a jury of 12 without at least one of those traitors on it." Um. Bloody heck! Juries are composed of adults who must follow rules. They are heavily advised about which evidence to take on board in their deliberations. Interestingly though and sort of laterally shifting, there was a great case in Australia ( from Perth from memory ) where a member of the legal community was in the shit legally , but because everyone in that community knew him, interstate legal mob had to be involved, to avoid even the slightest appearance that something might be untoward. Public confidence in the system is very important.
          Black Large Size Turkish Towel,Extra Large Turkish Towel,Peshtemal,X Large Turkish towel,Turkish Throw,picnic bed cover in gray by Cottonia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Barty reaches Canadian Open quarter-finals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian Ashleigh Barty has reached the Canadian Open quarter-finals in Montreal, where she will face Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
          Ashleigh Barty first woman to reach quarter-finals after dominant win over Alize Cornet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN No.1 Ashleigh Barty has become the first player to reach the women’s quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup, downing Alize Cornet in the Round of 16.
          Jail for drug abuser that murdered Aussie expat Kai Foley in Sweden      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A VIOLENT drug user that stabbed Australian man Kai Foley to death in Sweden has been jailed for 14 years. But a lawyer for the killer says he “absolutely” plans to appeal the sentence.
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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is expected to announce his decision to stay in Australia on a five-year deal.
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          Biasol Brings The Eternal City in Melbourne’s Pentolina Restaurant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian studio Biasol takes visual cues from Ancient Rome to designs the interiors of the newly opened Pentolina Italian restaurant on Little Collins Street in Melbourne. Biasol looked to Rome’s rich culture for inspiration and designed the interiors informed by the building’s existing fabric, historic Roman ruins and typical Italian pasta bars. The renovation of the century-old building revealed hand-rendered concrete […]

The post Biasol Brings The Eternal City in Melbourne’s Pentolina Restaurant appeared first on urdesignmag.


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          Thinning newspapers have other implications      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thinning newspapers in Australia are not dealing well with being rolled. The photo shows The Age from Friday a week ago. Whereas a few years back you could easily fold the paper back into shape, it is hard now with such a thin product. The photo shows the paper after a couple of goes at […]
          Comment on Elizabeth Agboola: Five Reasons You Should Consider Morocco as a Vacation Destination by damola      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My sister, nice right up. However, I would not encourage our people to make Morocco their holiday destination for 2 main reasons and I speak from experience. 1. When we go to Morocco, which I don't doubt is a picturesque destination, all we are doing is enriching Morocco's economy, as we will pay for hotel bills, transport, feeding etc. I would suggest we invest in our own Tourist infrastructure, Nigeria has so many places to offer and what is good is that we are investing the money in our local economy and elevating our own people out of poverty instead of Moroccans whom I respect also. 2. Morocco has a record of prejudice against people of Sub-Saharan African heritage en-route to Europe or those who have been stranded. We have records and first-hand experience of this, they are exploited, raped and kidnapped. I have included links below to show evidence and proof, I was involved in the relocation of Nigerians back from Morocco en-route to Cueta/Melila, I don't blame our people for wanting to leave for greener pastures, if you hear their tales it will sadden you, what is so worrying too was the attitude of the Moroccan officials we spoke to. I work with Europeans and I can tell you too that if they were faced with poverty, they too will emigrate, look at the history of the USA, Canada, White South Africa/ Australia for example, Nigeria is our home, look even the US is working on ways to reduce legal paperwork for Legal Immigrants. We now have no choice than to see our future in our own ancestral homeland, Nigeria. https://reliefweb.int/report/morocco/refugees-or-migrants-difficulties-west-africans-morocco https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/dpww9x/are-moroccan-gangsters-being-paid-to-beat-up-african-migrants-803
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toggle bracelet. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. stone bracelet. freshwater pearl bracelet. beach bracelet. turquoise peridot bracelet. vacation jewelry.
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The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals. ~John Hartford
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doesn't this bracelet just scream summer and beach? love the key lime color accented with Bali silver, Kingman Arizona turquoise and freshwater pearls. the bracelet closes with a twisted toggle bar clasp.

want something to match? please ask!
matching necklace and earrings.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/606254665/freshwater-pearl-necklace-key-lime
https://www.etsy.com/listing/606248581/freshwater-pearl-earrings-key-lime
more freshwater pearls.
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SIZING - if you need a size that is not listed, please contact me. because bead size can change the size of a bracelet, my sizes are always the INSIDE circumference of the piece when clasped, NOT the unclasped length. you can determine the size you need by measuring the smallest part of your wrist and adding 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch depending on how loose you'd like it. for example, if your wrist measures 6 1/2 inches, you'd order a size 7. please ask if you need help determining size.
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agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. the name is said to come for the Achates River in Sicily. it was described by the Greek philosopher Theoprastus in 350 B.C. and in Byzantium, people already knew how to enhance the color of agate by burning. because of its layered structure, agate was often used for cameo engraving of heads and coats of arms against a deeper underlying color. agate can be found wherever there were former volcanoes.

this lustrous gem acquired its name from the ancient Romans, who wore elongated pearls as ear pendants that they called pirla, a slang diminutive of pira (“pear”). it’s said that if diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then pearls must be her favorite sister. the pearl is an organic gem grown within oysters and a few other mollusks. folklore says that Cleopatra served wine with ground pearls in it to her more important guests. precious pearl jewelry, much loved by kings, emperors, tsars, maharajahs and princes can be admired in museums throughout the world. a pearl necklace worn four thousand years ago by the Persian queen Achemenid can still be admired today.

turquoise has been revered for thousands of years! Crusaders discovered this stone in Turkey. its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Native Americans have long considered it a holy stone. they also believed it was a magic stone protecting them against harm. objects of turquoise have been discovered in tombs, indicating that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks also believed the stone to have protective properties. in the middle ages, it was thought to give women a sense of happiness and contentment and guarantee success and power to men. the most beautiful specimens are found in Arizona.

glistening green peridot is a volcanic gem formed in the deep fires of the earth. peridot splits and bends the rays of light passing through it, giving it a velvety appearance and rich glow. pronounced PEAR-ih-doh (or PEAR-ih-dot), its yellow-green color is mainly dependent on the amount of ferrous iron present. the traditional birthstone of August, peridot has been mined for over 4,000 years on Hawaii, it is treasured as the tears of Pele. an entire beach in Oahu is formed of peridot sand, worn to powder by the ceaseless ocean. it is said to have been Cleopatra's favorite gemstone. avoid exposing peridot beads to acids, quick temperature changes, scratches, sharp blows, or home ultrasonic cleaners.

the role played by silver in ancient civilizations is similar to that played by gold. until the eighteenth century silver was considered almost as valuable as gold. silver jewelry was produced as early as the fourth millennium B.C. Saxony was for a long time the main supplier of silver and it became very rich as a result. after the discovery of the Americas by the Europeans, so much silver was mined in the United States and Mexico that the price and the value attached to silver fell sharply. today the largest deposits of silver are found in Mexico, Australia and the former Soviet Union. silver is a precious metal, not a mineral.

->->-> for those who believe ;)
-- agate --
agate provides inspiration, brings emotional comfort and reduces stress. agate enables the wearer to choose between true friends and false ones. it is said to avert storms and lightning, protect children from danger and bring prosperity.
star sign:
Capricorn ~agate helps Capricorn feel safe and relaxed.
Pisces ~ agate provides Pisces with stamina and patience. it helps
her keep her feet on the ground.
Taurus ~ agate strengthens Taurus thoughtful, down-to-earth characters. it allows them to make their dreams a reality and it helps them to live within their means.
Scorpio ~ agate's crystalline inclusions give Scorpio the purity and clarity to recognize her inner nature.

-- pearl --
purity, faith, sincerity
June birthstone
star sign:
Cancer ~ pearls bestow wisdom and sincerity on Cancer. they also provide contentment in old age and help moderate mood swings.

-- turquoise --
cleansing, protection, valor
turquoise symbolizes beauty. it lifts depression, gives self-confidence and promotes endurance.
birthstone - December
star sign:
Aquarius ~ turquoise is effective for Aquarius in counteracting and moderating mood swings.
Gemini ~ turquoise protects Gemini from negative influences. it also absorbs unhealthy vibrations.
Libra ~ turquoise brings together within itself the blue vibration of the heavens and the green of the earth; ideal for Libra who is always looking for harmony and balance.

-- peridot --
peridot is said to help slow the aging process, physically and mentally, and also to be helpful in facilitating the birthing process. it often is said to help speech, increasing its eloquence and removing impediments, and it sometimes used to find lost or misplaced things.
August birthstone
Leo - peridot keeps Leo young, strengthens her immune system and revivifies her aura.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.
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          freshwater pearl earrings. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. bright green earrings. natural stone earrings. beach earrings. spiral earrings. summer earrings by StoneSavvyJewelry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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freshwater pearl earrings. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. bright green earrings. natural stone earrings. beach earrings. spiral earrings. summer earrings.
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The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals. ~John Hartford
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fun earrings for the summer. wonderful beach wear. perfect casual earrings when you want a pop of lime! the matching necklace and bracelet are available separately.

length: 1 7/8" measured from the top of earwire.
all of my ear wires are sterling silver except for the hypoallergenic hooks, which are raw titanium. post ear wires will shorten the earrings by 1/4". flat wire hooks are pictured here.

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agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. the name is said to come for the Achates River in Sicily. it was described by the Greek philosopher Theoprastus in 350 B.C. and in Byzantium, people already knew how to enhance the color of agate by burning. because of its layered structure, agate was often used for cameo engraving of heads and coats of arms against a deeper underlying color. agate can be found wherever there were former volcanoes.

this lustrous gem acquired its name from the ancient Romans, who wore elongated pearls as ear pendants that they called pirla, a slang diminutive of pira (“pear”). it’s said that if diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then pearls must be her favorite sister. the pearl is an organic gem grown within oysters and a few other mollusks. folklore says that Cleopatra served wine with ground pearls in it to her more important guests. precious pearl jewelry, much loved by kings, emperors, tsars, maharajahs and princes can be admired in museums throughout the world. a pearl necklace worn four thousand years ago by the Persian queen Achemenid can still be admired today.

the role played by silver in ancient civilizations is similar to that played by gold. until the eighteenth century silver was considered almost as valuable as gold. silver jewelry was produced as early as the fourth millennium B.C. Saxony was for a long time the main supplier of silver and it became very rich as a result. after the discovery of the Americas by the Europeans, so much silver was mined in the United States and Mexico that the price and the value attached to silver fell sharply. today the largest deposits of silver are found in Mexico, Australia and the former Soviet Union. silver is a precious metal, not a mineral.

->->-> for those who believe ;)

-- agate --
agate provides inspiration, brings emotional comfort and reduces stress. agate enables the wearer to choose between true friends and false ones. it is said to avert storms and lightning, protect children from danger and bring prosperity.
star sign:
Capricorn ~agate helps Capricorn feel safe and relaxed.
Pisces ~ agate provides Pisces with stamina and patience. it helps
her keep her feet on the ground.
Taurus ~ agate strengthens Taurus thoughtful, down-to-earth characters. it allows them to make their dreams a reality and it helps them to live within their means.
Scorpio ~ agate's crystalline inclusions give Scorpio the purity and clarity to recognize her inner nature.

-- pearl --
purity, faith, sincerity
June birthstone
star sign:
Cancer ~ pearls help Cancer be wise and sincere. they also provide contentment in old age and moderate mood swings.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.
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          Japan beat Australia at Women's Softball World Championships      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hosts Japan beat Australia in a battle of the Group B heavyweights to complete an unbeaten group ...

          Australia Rocks Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australia Rocks  Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s

Australia Rocks : Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s
by Lucy Desoto
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1775592987 | 181 Pages | True PDF | 338 MB


          King Princess Announces Debut New Zealand Show This November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Frontier Touring Company King Princess Announces Debut New Zealand Show This November • Breakout single ‘1950’ has been streamed over 14 million times in Australia/NZ • Harry Styles’ tweet quoting the lyrics of ‘1950’ has been liked over 300,000 times • Her debut EP Make My Bed was released via Mark Ronson’s […]
          Offer - Falsework - AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Whether you’re looking for scaffolding for sale, scaffold hire or formwork sales and hire, Uni-Span have got you covered. For all formwork and scaffolding needs, falsework, tunnel formwork or bridge formwork, Uni-Span can provide great service for your project contact Uni-Span on 1300882825 Or visit our website at http://unispan2016web20.wixsite.com/uni-span/about
          8/10/2018: NEWS: Army’s ‘ gender neutral insult’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

GENDER neutral language suggested for the Australian Defence Force has been described as an insult “to the men and women serving this nation”. LNP candidate for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the ADF needed to focus on training rather than...
          8/10/2018: NEWS: Frustration builds as home approvals fall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

HOUSING industry leaders say the region is crying out for stimulus from major projects as building approvals show Townsville’s dire housing construction downturn has worsened. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show house and unit approvals in...
          8/10/2018: NEWS: NATION Risks of child sex abuse on the rise      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
YOUNG children are at risk from paedophiles with an alarming increase in the number of referrals to the Australian Federal Police about child abuse images online. Up until July 25 there had been 11,301 referrals to the AFP from the US- based National...
          8/10/2018: LIFESTYLE: Water scheme crucial      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I READ with horror that yet again we, the Australian people, are letting the Federal Government off the hook with the Bradfield Irrigation Project. In fact, we are making the Government’s case by accepting the recurrent “it costs too much”...
          8/10/2018: SPORT: Lyle‘ s dying cancer cause wish revealed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTRALIAN golfer Jarrod Lyle, who has died aged 36, hoped his long battle with cancer would inspire other families suffering through the disease. And his heart- broken friends and family said that’s typical of the gregarious golfer: thinking of...
          8/10/2018: SPORT: Firebirds gun for number 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIREBIRDS captain Gabi Simpson says the purple powerhouse will not be content with being the best team in Queensland. They want to be the number one side in Australia by the end of the Suncorp Super Netball finals series. The first hurdle to the...
          8/10/2018: SPORT: Tall order, but Billy’s fit to fly at it      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

TALL, fast and dangerous, Billy Stanlake is a fast bowler going places … but even he is not sure where. Next stop is India with the Australia A squad for a 50- over series starting next week, while the prospect of England next year for the World Cup...
          8/10/2018: SPORT: Niggling punches are ‘ part of footy’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CROWS forward Eddie Betts believes there’s still room for punching in football, as the fallout from the Andrew Gaff suspension continues to spark debate in the Australian game. Betts – like the rest of the football community – said there was no place...
          8/10/2018: SPORT: Arnold has eye on goals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

THE Socceroos have been too “reliant” on Tim Cahill to score goals, according to Graham Arnold – and the new coach promises that will change. Australia are in dire need of a regular goalscorer to depend on up front to replace Cahill after his...
          Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It was on 23rd August 2017, almost two years after the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 that the Galaxy Note 8 launched. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did make a debut, the company, for a faulty battery, recalled the Note 7. Despite the fact, the South Korean electronics still leads the smartphone market in 2018. At an event in New York, Samsung has launched the new Note series smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Specifications

Sharing the same design as the Note 8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a glass front and back and an AMOLED display. The smooth chamfered edges and the long aspect ratio are also the same as the last Note smartphone. The Super AMOLED panel is 6.4-inch 2960 x 1440 px 18.5:9 aspect ratio display. The front and rear panels of the Galaxy Note 9 use the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The smartphone houses the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, right below the camera module. Previously, the fingerprint sat to the right of the camera module on the Note 8.

Samsung is big on AI this year, as are many other companies as well. However, Samsung claims that it is almost “impossible to take a bad photo” with the Galaxy Note 9’s camera. The AI assisted module on the Note 9 is a triple camera setup with two at the rear and one at the front. The primary camera has a wide-angle 12MP lens with a f/1.7 aperture and the secondary camera has a 12MP telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera is capable of taking slow-motion 30fps videos at 720p resolution. While the secondary camera is an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5 UI on top. The smartphone has two chipset variants, one for the US & Canada and the other for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The US and Canadian variants will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the Adreno 630 GPU for graphical performance. For the EMEA variant, the smartphone will use Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset. For graphical performance, the Exynos chipset will use the Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. Both the Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets are octa-core processors.

The S-Pen has been in the Note family since the first Galaxy Note released in 2011. The S-Pen is a Samsung proprietary stylus which the company provides with both the Note and the Tab series. What makes the new S-Pen standout is its improved functionalities and Bluetooth connectivity. The S-Pen is now usable as a camera shutter trigger, making it easier to take photos and especially selfies. The S-Pen SDK will soon be available for developers to build their app around the stylus and integrate it seamlessly with their apps.

Pricing And Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available starting from August 24th, in major markets including US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and in India. The base price for the Galaxy Note 9 starts at £899 (Rs. 79,534.53 approx) for the 128GB variant. The 512GB variant will cost £1,099 (Rs. 97,206.07 [...]

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          100%Original Launch X431 Diagun III With Update Online       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Original Launch X431 Diagun III Support Australian Ford and HOLDEN Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese... Update Online Via Launch Official Website X-431 Diagun III is a new professional ...Autol Technology Co., Limited
          Australian shares set to inch up, NZ unchanged      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian shares are expected to rise on Friday, although gains are likely to be capped ahead of a slew of corporate earnings in the coming week. Material stocks are also expected to trade higher on stronger commodity prices, with mining heavyweight Rio Tinto set to recover from a 1.6 percent drop in the previous session. The local share price index futures rose 10 points to 6,249, a 48.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index

          Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-001 Calls into Longreach Airport      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On Thursday 9 August, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-001 was noted arriving into Longreach Airport as "Wisdom 5" direct from Melbourne (Tullamarine).  It had earlier flown down from Canberra and is believed to have brought the Federal Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten to town.

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A37-001 was later noted departing Longreach Airport for the East and is believed to have landed at Barcaldine Airport where it will possibly spend the night.  Media reports suggest that Mr Shorten will continue and visit Emerald on Friday 10 August.

Meanwhile, also at Longreach Airport but late on Tuesday 7 August, RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air A32-651 "Beaufort 07" arrived from Canberra and RAAF Base East Sale.  It later departed to RAAF Base Richmond.

Finally, a couple of light General Aviation (GA) visitors into Longreach Airport over the last few days has included Moree-based Cessna 206 VH-ZEU which arrived from Charleville also on Thursday 9 August.  While Australasian Jet Piper PA-31-325 VH-ZMJ called into Longreach Airport on Wednesday 8 August for fuel while flying from Cairns to Bourke in New South Wales.

And over the weekend on Saturday 4 August, FlightTech Air Logistics / Townsville Airlines AeroCommander 500-S VH-WZQ flew North from Ballarat to Thargomindah and Longreach Airport before continuing to Cairns.  It had flown South to Melbourne from Cairns back in June.
          Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-005 Missed Approach at Mackay Airport      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

During the afternoon on Monday 6 August, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-005 was believed to have conducted a missed approach at Mackay Airport.

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A30-005 was flying as "Wedgetail 01" and reportedly flew up to Mackay via an inland route from RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle in New South Wales.  After completing its airwork at Mackay Airport, A30-005 then completed a missed approach at the Sunshine Coast before flying back towards the South.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©
          Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots: Duo Security

This week, researchers uncovered empirical data confirming what most in the crypto Twittersphere already know – the space if flooded with scam bots: 15,000 of them to be exact, according to Duo Security.

Also read: Queensland, Australia Invests Portion of its $6.1Mil Ignite Ideas Fund in Crypto Startup

Researchers Find 15K Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots

Don’t @ Me: Hunting Twitter Bots at Scale by Duo Security’s Jordan Wright and Olabode Anise is 46 pages of intense fine-tooth combing of data related to the phenomenon of Twitter bots. “Social networks allow people to connect with one another, share ideas, and have healthy conversations. Recently, automated Twitter accounts, or ‘bots,’ have been making headlines for their effectiveness at spreading spam and malware, as well as influencing this online discussion,” the authors began.

Over three months on their way to present findings at Black Hat USA 2018, researchers detail how they “identified botnets, including a spam-spreading botnet case study,” Mr. Wright and Mr. Anise explain, though they “specifically looked for automated accounts, not necessarily malicious automated accounts.”

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          PERTH Two charged after heroin, meth bust in Wheatbelt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Two charged after heroin, meth bust in Wheatbelt .

August 09, 2018 at 10:33AM .

A man and a woman from Victoria are facing serious drug charges after police in the Wheatbelt seized a large amount of heroin and …

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          Ancient megashark Victoria's surf coast - fossil find exhib opens today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A jaw-full of mega shark teeth – rare evidence that a shark twice the size of a Great White stalked Australia's ancient waters – is to be unveiled at Melbourne Museum on today, Thursday 9 August. Usually shark teeth are found singly, but this time they have the whole set for the gigantic Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark.

A prehistoric shark feast, the 9m long Great Jagged Narrow-Tooth Shark becoming a meal for several Sixgill Sharks. Credit: Peter Trusler / Philip Mullaly, the local Ocean Grove resident who found the mega shark teeth with Dr Erich Fitzgerald. Credit: Museums Victoria

Victorian Fossil Find Uncovers Prehistoric Leftovers of Colossal Shark Feast

A visit to his local beach will never be the same again for Philip Mullaly. The keen-eyed fossil enthusiast has found an extraordinary set of shark teeth - evidence that a shark nearly twice the size of a Great White once stalked Australia’s ancient oceans. The citizen scientist made the find in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victoria’s Surf Coast.

“I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed. I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people,†recounts Mr Mullaly.


Up to 7 cm long, the teeth have been identified as being from an extinct species of mega-toothed shark - the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark (Carcharocles angustidens) - which could grow to more than 9-metres long, almost twice the length of today’s Great White Shark.

This shark stalked Victoria’s ancient sea ap...


          Money trees are magical; energy trees are not      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Another excellent post from the Consciousness of Sheep……..  a bit anglo-centric, but easily applies to anywhere not least Australia.

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Equating money with wealth is among the most dangerous delusions currently afflicting humanity.

This is, perhaps, understandable given that so few people now have access to money in the quantities needed to improve their lives.

Government, meanwhile, effectively lies when it points to the various pots of money that it has allocated to this or that infrastructure, entitlement or service.  This is mendacious because money from central government is allocated as a block grant to local government and other public bodies.  In total, these public bodies lack the income to fund their legal responsibilities.  As a result, money that was theoretically allocated to provide for such things as mental health beds, fixing potholes and a host of other discretionary activities is actually deployed in firefighting the collapse of mandatory services like child welfare or social care for the elderly.

The solution to this for many in the political sphere is to loosen the purse strings.  Quite correctly, they identify the central flaw in the pronouncements of duplicitous politicians like Theresa May and Phillip Hammond; who tell us that “there isn’t a magic money tree.”  Because… well… actually, yes there is.  It’s called the Bank of England.  And were politicians to instruct it to do so, it can spirit into existence as much new currency as it likes.

The conventional way in which central banks spirit money into existence is via the issuance of government debt.  Government issues a bond (called a Gilt-Edged Security in the UK) which is auctioned to a closed group of banks and financial institutions.  The central bank then spirits new money into existence and uses it to buy these bonds back.  That new money then enters the economy via the financial sector.

This, of course, is no more than tradition.  There is nothing to prevent the central bank from conjuring new money out of thin air and then distributing it directly into the bank accounts of every citizen.  Indeed, this is one of the points made by those who favour some form of Universal Basic Income as an alternative to the UK’s overly bureaucratic and increasingly ineffective social security system.  The reason that money is not created in this way is simply that channelling it through the banking and financial system favours the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the wider population.

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          #MyIDMyIDentity: New campaign for transgender equality goes live      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new nationwide campaign “My ID, My Identity” is calling on states and territories to support trans and gender diverse people to be recognised as who they are. Currently in some states, people can only change the gender on their birth certificate if they are unmarried, if they’ve had invasive surgery on their reproductive organs and are over 18. And the gender options of female and male also might not describe their gender identity.

“My ID, My Identity” is calling on all Australian states and territories to remove the unnecessary and discriminatory barriers that currently prevent trans and gender diverse people from updating their ID. Without updating these laws, trans Australians and their partners will continue to be pushed through a process of forced divorce, stopping Australia from achieving full marriage equality.

“For most people, updating their birth certificate is simple. But for trans or gender diverse people, updating a birth certificate so it correctly reflects their gender, can be almost impossible,” said Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy with the Human Rights Law Centre.

“Being forced to use ID that doesn’t match your identity can create daily problems when applying for a job, going to Centrelink or enrolling to study.”

“Since the passage of marriage equality last year we’ve been working closely with transgender communities and state governments to update discriminatory birth certificate laws so trans and gender diverse people can live with dignity,” said Ms Brown.

Prior to the marriage equality legislation of 2017, trans people were required to be unmarried before they were able to legally change their ID. This pressured many couples into forced divorce so a trans partner could be recognised as their true gender.

All states are now required to update their birth certificate laws by 9 December so that trans people no longer need to be unmarried. While SA and ACT laws were already compliant, the changes to federal law mean states also have an opportunity to update other out-dated birth certificate laws.

“Governments across the country should be updating their birth certificate laws to reflect the values of fairness and equality that Australians stood up for in the postal survey last year,” said Ms Brenda Appleton, Chair of Transgender Victoria. 

“In many states and territories people are still required to undergo invasive surgery before they can change their legal sex. For some people surgery is impossible or simply unwanted. Much more reform is needed to bring birth certificate laws across Australia in line with best practice worldwide," added Ms Appleton.

Kate Toyer, a trans woman, who has been married to her wife for over 21 years was able to change her gender marker after welcome reform in NSW.

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          Culberson's questionable stock trades resurface in wake of Collins arrest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Congratulations to Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for the big break.

The arraignment of US Rep. Christopher Collins yesterday in federal court for violating the laws regarding insider trading is bad news for Trump, but five other Republican Congressmen, including  Texans John Culberson and Michael Conaway, are also caught in the undertow.

Via Raw Story, which counts them as six but that number includes Tom Price, who has cycled through the swamp faster than anyone, from Georgia Congresscritter to HHS Secretary to out on his ass cushy healthcare industry board job, i.e. lobbyist.  Raw Story's reporter also apparently didn't realize that the Houston Chronicle piece they mentioned but did not link regarding John 'Keeps His Word' first appeared in June of 2017 (it referenced Culberson's opponent only as a "research physician", aka Dr. Jason Westin).  Excerpt from the Chron:


Culberson says his interest in Innate was sparked by "press reports," though he has declined to specify which ones. News reports in January -- just before he and Conaway bought Innate stock -- focused on the controversy surrounding the purchase of shares at discounted prices by Collins and then-Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price, now (formerly) the secretary of health and human services.

An article in the New York Times in early January, two weeks before Culberson bought his stock, hardly inspired confidence. It described Innate as "a tiny pharmaceutical company from Australia that has no approved drugs and no backing from flashy venture capital firms." The piece also noted that the company had run out of money "more than once" and nearly folded.

On Capitol Hill, the focus was on Collins, who was being accused by Democrats of promoting Innate stock to colleagues in the halls of Congress. Collins has repeatedly denied the charge.

Earlier this month The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, published an "exclusive" report citing a half-dozen Republican lawmakers -- all speaking anonymously -- who said they heard Collins "talking up" Innate at various congressional gatherings.

Again, Collins denied it, telling The Hill, "I've never encouraged anyone to buy the stock. Ever."

A number of ethics watchdog groups and legal analysts say that if Culberson and other lawmakers were steered into their Innate investments with non-public information, they could be in potential violation of the Stock Act, which bans insider trading by members of Congress - whether or not they make money.

Culberson has declined repeated requests from the Chronicle to talk about the details of his Innate stock purchase, including whether he was still holding on to the stock Tuesday when its price plummeted. He has relied instead on a written statement that his investment was motivated by the death of a family friend from multiple sclerosis. He also acknowledged in a statement that he "rarely" buys or sells stock.

That admission has deepened interest in his decision to buy stock in Innate, a struggling biotech company that generally has been trading for less than $1 on the Australian Stock Exchange.

So Big Bad John has some 'splain' to do, and whether he does it to federal prosecutors or the Congressional ethics committee or the media or the voters of the 7th Congressional District ... well, we'll just have to wait a little longer and see.

Also from Bloomberg: "Charges Against Rep. Chris Collins Highlight Lack of Trading Limits for Congress".

At least one of the lawmakers, John Culberson of Texas, reported selling his holdings a few weeks before the company was privately informed in June 2017 of negative results from a clinical drug trial. When the news was announced, the company’s share price tanked. He said in a statement Wednesday that he didn’t have any inside information when he sold.

As for Conaway, the 11th District of Texas is a pretty safe one.  A quiet backbencher for most of his seven terms, Conaway took over in April from Devin Nunes (who you might have seen and heard on the news just last night) the Congressional 'investigation' into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, which includes collusion as well as election-related meddling.  Prior to that, he would have been in charge of investigating Collins, Culberson, and himself on these stock trades, as he was the House Ethics Committee chair.  And his Democratic challenger, Jennie Lou Leeder, while seemingly a good progressive -- the words 'single-payer' show up in the first sentence on her healthcare issues page -- is still, sadly, a long way from getting some traction.

But Ms. Fletcher and all the centrist Democrats in the Seventh ought to be waking up this morning feeling elated at their good luck and the fortuitous timing of these developments.

          Hardship Is Not A Competition: Supporting Our Farmers Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Support Our Neighbours      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With all of NSW now drought declared, and other states fast heading in the same direction, calls for more support for farmers is welcome. But slashing spending to help neighbours we’ve abused for decades is not the way to get there, writes Hayley McQuire.

I support Australian Farmers. What I don’t agree with is the constant argument about “Why are we giving so much in foreign aid yet not supporting our farmers?”

This is a common theme that arises whenever there are a group of Australians in crisis.

“Why are we giving so much in foreign aid while there are so many homeless? Why are we giving so much in foreign aid while our old people are on a horrible pension? Why are we giving so much in foreign aid when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People…..”

Okay, admittedly, it doesn’t seem to appear when First Peoples are in crisis. But for the record, the majority of our Foreign Aid budget is spent with our neighbours in the Asia Pacific.

Let’s keep in mind our history with countries in this region.

A large amount of our aid goes to our closest neighbour Papua New Guinea, with $546.3m allocated in the 2017-2018 budget.

The Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. (IMAGE: Drew Douglas, Flickr)

Every ANZAC Day we celebrate our partnership with Papua New Guinea and how they saved our arse on the Kokoda Track. However, we conveniently forget the fact that PNG was under Australia’s colonial rule as one of our territory’s up until 1972. We conveniently forget how Australia has exploited PNG for their natural resources (here’s looking at you Rio Tinto Bougainville Copper Mine).

Australia also gives aid to other Pacific countries like Vanuatu ($69.8m in 2017-2018) and Solomon Islands ($146m in 2017-2018).

So, I guess some are forgetting the time Australia STOLE people from their homes and forced them into indentured labour and built an entire sugar industry off the back of black bodies.

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          The Odd Angry Shot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: The Odd Angry Shot
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Studio: Synapse Films
Tom Jeffrey's classic Australian film, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT, is set in the late 1960s during the vicious war Australians shared with the United States: the struggle for Vietnam.

Harry (Graham Kennedy), a hard-edged Special Air Service Corporal, meets a new company of soldiers during his second tour in Vietnam. There's the naïve Bill (John Jarratt), the easy-going Bung (John Hargreaves), the blunt Rogers (Bryan Brown), the pragmatic Dawson (Graeme Blundell), and the youthful and innocent Scott (Ian Gilmour). Because of their training as professional soldiers from Australia's toughest Army unit, these men believe they can deal with any situation. They pass the time playing practical jokes, getting into brawls and humoring themselves to keep their minds off the war. But, when the first “odd angry shot” rings out, and an enemy mortar barrage hits their camp causing many casualties, the men realize their protective shield of humor is no defense at all against the harsh realities of armed combat!

Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt

          Christmas koala card - Australian blank greeting card by SurfingSloth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

3.00 AUD

▲ It is lovely card, shiny surface, blank inside.
▲ Size - A6 (148x105mm).
▲ Comes with a lovely texture envelope.
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          Tandem sloth A2 print by SurfingSloth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

70.00 AUD

Long awaited A2 size print is here.
This is a print of an original ink pen drawing colored digitally.

Printed on premium quality Aquarele rag 300gsm paper which means it looks great. It is a beautiful textured paper.
Standard A2 size (420x594mm) suits standard frames.

Packed in a cello sleeve for extra protection. Sent in a big tube with a tracking number. If you want a postie to give it straight to your hands add a "signature on delivery" update.

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          Scarab Beetles -vintage glass earrings by beyondtherockz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

42.00 USD

Glimmering pink cabochons of vintage pressed glass scarab beetles made in occupied Japan over 50 years ago! To the ancient Egyptians, this common beetle symbolized hope and the restoration of life. Interestingly, ancient Egyptians sometimes made their scarab jewelry from glass too.

Part of a private collection of loose vintage glass gems that I was lucky enough to acquire. To complement the rose quartz color, I made up four-pronged sterling silver earrings and then securely hand set the 10mm x 8mm ovals, but I can understand if you'd rather have them set in gold. If you do, please contact me. I'd be happy to provide a quote.

Beautifully detailed and limited.

These earrings appear in all of the photos here so that you can see them worn (on our life-sized mannequin) as well as among other vintage glass earrings in our collection. In the group photo, they appear just above the emerald green earrings.

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Beautifully detailed and limited.


          Adopt Sea & Ski a Brown/Chocolate - with White Australian Cattle Dog / Mixed dog (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian Cattle Dog mixture - Brown and White; Female; Full grown If interested in adopting SEA & SKI, here is important information on the adoption process: . Adoption applications are being accepted. An adoption form can be found on our website. . Potential adopters, with a pre-arranged appointment, may meet SEA & SKI, or any other pet available in this group, beginning on Saturday, August 11th. . Adoption appointments fill quickly, often prior to the availability date. Potential adopters who arrive at the shelter without an appointment may not be able to visit with that animal. Please call the shelter at (760)753-XXXX for questions on SEA & SKI or detailed info on the adoption process. Adoption Hours: Wednesday – Monday; eleven AM to 4:30 PM (Closed Tuesdays) Address: 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 An adoption form can be found on our website.

          8/9/2018: Sport: Golfer Lyle dies aged 36 after cancer battle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AUSTRALIAN golfer Jarrod Lyle has lost his 20-year battle with cancer. Lyle first had leukaemia diagnosed as a teenager and today his wife, Briony, announced his death at the age of 36. “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer...
          Waiting for a new deputy at the Vatican Secretariat of State      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families will be likely his first international trip not to include the “sostituto,” or deputy, of the Vatican Secretariat of State among the papal entourage.
 
Since the former “sostituto”, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, was created cardinal and promoted to lead the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in May, the position has been vacant.
 
The pope was expected to fill the position once Becciu’s mandate formally ended at the end of June, but he did not do that.
 
Now that the trip to Ireland is approaching, reports are spreading that Pope Francis might appoint Becciu’s successor by the end of the week.
 
The position of the “sostituto” is important for the functioning of the Secretariat of State and the entire Roman Cura.
 
According to Pastor bonus, the apostolic constitution that defines the tasks and competencies of Curial offices, the “sostituto” is at the helm of the first section of the Secretariat of State, the section on “general affairs.”
 
In practice, the “sostituto” works as a coordinator, and as a link between the pope and the secretary of state, becoming in many cases the person closest to the pope.
 
This is likely the reason Pope Francis wants to ponder carefully who will be the next “sostituto.”
 
On the other hand, the competencies of the “sostituto” might change some when Praedicate evangelium, the anticipated apostolic constitution updating the governance structures of the Vatican, is published and takes effect, and the pope might be waiting for the promulgation of that document before appointing a person to the role.
 
The Secretariat of State has already changed its shape under Pope Francis; the pope established in November a third section dedicated to the pastoral care of nuncios and other diplomatic personnel.
 
The newly established department took on the competencies of the Office for Pontifical Representatives, which was previously under the first section of the Secretariat. As the same time, the third section also absorbed some of the tasks generally entrusted to the first section, among them the presentation to the pope of three candidates for an nuncio position, and granting special permissions or delegations to nuncios.
 
The new “sostituto” will be called to work out a transition toward a new modus operandi of the Secretariat of State.
 
There has been a great deal of speculation about who will be picked for the job.
 
The “sostituto” is entrusted with general affairs, so it is not a diplomatic role, as is the Secretary for the Relations with States, who heads the Second Section. However, lately the “sostituto” have been from picked among the ranks of papal nuncios, as all of them have had experience and in its diplomatic work.
 
Since the position of the sostituto was created in 1831, there have been 20 deputies to the Secretary of State, and 17 of them were Italians. The tradition of an Italian “sostituto” was broken under John Paul II, who picked the Spanish Eduardo Martinez Somalo (1979 – 1988),  the Australian Edward Idris Cassidy (1988 – 1989) and the Argentinian Leonardo Sandri (2000 – 2007).
 
Since 1953, the “sostituto” has always had a past in the diplomatic service.
 
Will Pope Francis keep that tradition?
 
Vatican observers claim that the pope will likely choose an active nuncio for the position. Some have speculated that the pope might pick Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, nuncio to Peru, or Archbishop Giordano Caccia, nuncio to Philippines. Other reports say that the top candidate for the position might be Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See Observer to the United Nations in New York.
 
It is also rumored that the pope might appoint Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano as “sostituto”- he is a long term friend of the pope, he is serving as secretary of the Council of Cardinals, and so he would be the well positioned to oversee Curia reform – including that of the Secretariat of State.
 
However, there is no consensus candidate within the Vatican corridors. Names circulate in conversations with Vatican officials, but they are considered to be, at best, possibilities.
 
Among the possibilities, there is a new entry who could represent a concrete option for the future: Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, apostolic nuncio to Mozambique.
 
Archbishop Peña Parra fits many of Pope Francis’ priorities.
 
First, he is not Italian, and Francis seems keen to dispense with an overreliance on Italians.
 
Second, he comes from Venezuela: with his appointment, Pope Francis might further show his attention to the situation in that country, where every Church mediation in the messy political situation has thus far failed.
 
Third, he was apostolic nuncio to Pakistan from 2011 to 2015, a country to which Francis has paid particular attention, even appointing a cardinal from Pakistan at the last consistory.

Peña Parra therefore has a deep knowledge of two of the scenarios that Pope Francis deems important. In addition, his doctoral dissertation has become a reference point for study of human rights, an issue of importance to the pontiff.
 
At the moment, and for all of these reasons, the appointment of Archbishop Peña Parra is considered a strong possibility. However, Vatican sources have maintained that “the pope will make his decision alone,” and that “the pope can always surprise us.”
 
Much will be understood from the timing of the appointment: while it seems really likely that the pope will announce the appoint of the new “sostituto” by the end of the week, the decision can always be postponed to September, when vacation time is over and when the reform of the Curia should renewed in full swing.


          8/10/2018: World: Mega shark’s teeth found      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Arare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil...
          Overlander One man's epic race to cross Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Overlander One man's epic race to cross Australia

Overlander: One man's epic race to cross Australia by Rupert Guinness
English | August 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 1925640094 | 384 Pages | EPUB | 28.60 MB

A powerful memoir about an epic bike race across one of the most challenging landscapes in the world


          8/10/2018: International: Australian teen signs for City      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian teenager Daniel Arzani has been hailed as one of the country’s “brightest young stars” by a Manchester City director after he signed for the Premier League champions yesterday. The Iran-born 19-yearold joined from the champions’ sister club...
          8/10/2018: Uae/international: Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood were yesterday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the UAE as they continue to recover from injury. Both players missed the recent one-series against England as their...
          8/10/2018: Sport Final: All Blacks to remember pain of defeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says he is still smarting from last October’s defeat to Australia and hopes his players will carry memories of that rare loss into their Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies next week. After retaining...
          8/10/2018: Sport Final: Australian golfer Lyle dead at 36      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has lost his battle with cancer, dying aged 36 after halting treatment for leukaemia last week, his wife Briony announced yesterday. “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” she said in a...
          8/10/2018: It’s Hot: Pink cancels more shows as she recovers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

American pop star Pink has been discharged from an Australian hospital after being treated for an “excruciating” gastric virus, but has cancelled another Sydney concert scheduled for last night while she recovers. The singer pulled out of a show in...
          Scientists find teeth of an ancient ‘Mega Shark’ that could have destroyed a Great White      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Swimming in the ocean today comes with a unique set of risks. One of those risks is encountering a creature that could harm you, like a stinging jellyfish or a shark. Of all the sharks you could run into in the deep blue sea, the great white shark is the most feared. If you happened to be swimming in the ocean some 25 million years ago, however, there was a much more fearsome creature lurking. Researchers in Australia have discovered a set of teeth from a shark that would have made the great white look like a chump. The species is Carcharocles angustidens, and it's one of the "megatoothed" sharks that patrolled the waters off of Australia at the time, making meals of just about whatever it wanted. The best example scientists have of this particular species of prehistoric shark measured an impressive 31 feet long. Estimating the maximum size of ancient creatures is a bit of a fool's errand, but researchers have suggested that it may have grown even larger, and that the animal may have not been full grown when it died. Most modern great white sharks come in at closer to 15 feet in length. The teeth in this recent discovery were measured at 2.7 inches in length, with serrated edges and a sharp point. This was an animal that was built for killing, and killing is exactly what it did. Scientists believe the shark would have preyed upon aquatic animals like penguins and even small whales. Yes, whales. But as impressive as this animal would have been, it still would have paled in comparison to the even more intimidating Megalodon. Carcharocles megalodon is estimated to have grown to nearly 60 feet in length, with jaws capable of exerting over 40,000 pounds of biting force. Needless to say, you wouldn't have wanted to run into any of these creatures while taking a prehistoric dip in the ocean.
          Why Fortnite for Android on Galaxy Note 9 is the biggest app launch of 2018 - CNET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Goulburn To Host Australian Indoor Hockey Festival Once Again      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hockey Australia (HA) today announces that Goulburn, New South Wales, will host an expanded Australian Indoor Hockey Festival in 2019. The announcement comes after Goulburn successfully hosted the Australian Indoor Hockey Festival in January this year. The Festival will run from Friday 4 January to Saturday 26 January 2019, across Under-13, Under-15, Under-18, Under-21 and Open divisions. This year will see the introduction of a Masters’ division to be held from Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December 2018 which will provide a selection opportunity for the inaugural Indoor Masters World Cup in early 2019. HA have partnered with Destination NSW and the Goulburn Mulwaree Council for the Festival which will be played at Veolia Arena, with more than 100 teams expected to compete this year across the six divisions. Hockey Australia CEO Matt Favier said: “We’re thrilled to have Goulburn host the 2019 Australian Indoor Hockey Festival once again, having done an outstanding job in 2018. “We also thank Destination NSW for their support as we move into the fourth year of our five-year agreement to play the Festival in the state. “The Festival has grown with the addition of the Masters and we’re expecting an increase in competing teams, which is extremely pleasing as the Indoor Hockey community comes together nationally. “Australia’s Indoor Hockey teams competed incredibly well at the World Cup in Berlin earlier this year, recording best-ever finishes, which shows the growth of our game is in a healthy state.” Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk said he is looking forward to welcoming the Australian Indoor Hockey Festival to the region again in 2019. “Goulburn Mulwaree and the surrounding region has a proud history with the sport of Hockey, being strongly represented at the representative level right up to the Kookaburra and Hockeyroo level,” Mr Kirk said. “We believe in the sport of Hockey and the benefits this event is able to bring to our region, with the Festival of Indoor Hockey this year bringing over $1m in economic benefits to our City and the wider region.” The Festival will commence with the Under-13s division from 4-7 January, Under-15s from 8-12 January, Under-18s from 13-17 January, Under-21s from 18-22 January and the Open division from January 23-26.
          Australia reacts on dissolution of main opposition party in Cambodia - ក្រសួងការបរទេសអូស្រ្តាលីចេញសេចក្តីថ្លែងការព្រួយបារម្ភពីស្ថានភាពនយោបាយនៅកម្ពុជា      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australia is facing calls to withdraw funding to Cambodia, after the country's Supreme Court unanimously dissolved its main opposition party.

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          Rare audio on Westall UFO Encounter - James Kibel talked to Westall teacher (1966) [QUFOSR]       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Westall UFO encounter is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Melbourne, Australia. For more than 20 minutes 200 students and teachers at two schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange. According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

This video contains rare audio of James J. Kibel (commonly confused as James E. McDonald as it was later sent to him) discussing the infamous Westall UFO incident after meeting with the science teacher who witnessed the object. I believe this is the first copy to be posted on YouTube and is relatively rare.

Here are notes of interest below if you're having trouble understanding the audio:

- Science master, two other staff and 300 kids watched a UFO maneuver over the school

- 5 planes tried to intercept the UFO

- Science master was in the same club as Mconalds brother-in-law, a bizarre coincidence. Because of this connection Mcdonald invited the Science teacher over and discussed in depth what he witnessed.

- Believes it wasn't the officials who squashed the sighting, it was the head master. He was so scared he refused to go into school yard even after it was back in the sky.

- When the Royal Australian Air Force tried to contact the headmaster he told them 'go jump in a lake'

- Children ran into science masters room hysterical so he went to look himself

- Couldn't see UFO at first but saw other children looking towards the north-east

- When he joined the children he saw the UFO hovering just above power lines

- Science master described the object as a bright silver object, size of a tire with a 'bar/rod' into the air.

- At this point he noted a light plane moving towards it about 1000ft up, 2000ft from where he was standing

- Now joined by more children and the physical education teacher they watched

- The light plane supposedly called in other planes and 4 converged on object with this light plane

- Science master says most amazing flight maneuvering he ever seen in his life commenced, planes were doing everything possible to approach the object. Amazed there was no collision.

- Every time planes got near the object it would slowly accelerate, then rapidly accelerate away from the planes and then stop again. Every time they chased it would do the same.

- This continued for 20 minutes, by this stage 360 people (children, staff) were watching

- The thing shot away in seconds (I don't know if I heard that correctly, so sorry)

- The headmaster then come out and demanded everyone to return to their classes at once and gave the school a lecture. He told the students they would be punished if they discussed it and told staff they'd lose their jobs if they did.

- Science master has 3 degrees, was not stupid. He was very annoyed with the headmaster

- When asking the PE teacher to describe what she saw in detail she wouldn't say anything

- One of the older children confirmed the full story and accurately described the object. When going to re-ask the student she was no long there, she had gone home and wouldn't discuss it again.



This is but one case of many thousands, including from military sources, that clearly shows unusual objects frequent our atmosphere. To suggest this sighting was just a case of mistaken identity (a weather balloon) or due to confusion is ridiculous - but that is what the skeptics groups would claim with their debunking 'explanations' (thusly exposing themselves as dishonest actors, or dupes to disinformation, when it comes to investigating UFOs).

Related:

UFOs, Lies and the Cold War


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 10th, 2018.]
          Béisbol dominicano en Mundial sub-15 que se jugará en Panamá      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

PANAMÁ. Las provincias panameñas de Herrera (Chitré) y Chiriquí (David) serán desde mañana viernes el epicentro del béisbol juvenil en el mundo hasta el 19 de agosto próximo, cuando se ponga en juego la corona del Mundial Sub 15.

Serán doce países los que busquen la corona de la categoría, que en estos momentos está en manos del cuadro cubano, que es bicampeón de la categoría.

El torneo Mundial de Béisbol Sub 15, que comprende 50 partidos, se dividirá en dos grupos, el A jugando en David, provincia occidental de Chiriquí y el B en la ciudad de Chitré, provincia central de Herrera.

El grupo A estará compuesto por las selecciones de Taiwán, Estados Unidos, China, Brasil, Alemania y Panamá, mientras que en el B jugará : Japón, Corea, Cuba, Australia, Holanda y República Dominicana.

El primer día de competencias emparejara a las selecciones de Brasil y Alemania, estos últimos campeones del europeo de la categoría, en el estadio Kenny Serracín, David.

En ese mismo escenario, China, el “wildcard” de la competencia, irá ante Estados Unidos, campeón de América y Panamá, anfitrión del torneo, debutará ante Taiwán, el segundo mejor equipo de Asia en categoría Sub 15.


          Skomentuj Typy Dnia – 10 sierpnia (piątek), którego autorem jest Kuba Zmarzlik      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GODZINA: 14:00 DYSCYPLINA: Darts (Lotki) MECZ: Simon Whitlock - Corey Cadby TYP: Simon Whitlock handicap +1.5 KURS: 1.58 BUKMACHER: LVBet ANALIZA: W piątek, od rana odbywać się będzie kolejny epizod dartowego tournée po krajach Australii i Oceanii. Po turnieju w nowozelandzkim Auckland przychodzi czas na Australię, a konkretnie Melbourne. W hali znanej głównie z rozgrywek Australian Open - HiSense Arena, po raz kolejny zobaczymy śmietankę światowego darta. +/- na godzinę 14:00 zaplanowany został najciekawszy pojedynek 1/8 finału. Dwóch Australijczyków: Simon "The Wizard" Whitlock i Corey "The King" Cadby staną w szranki po raz pierwszy. Simon to przede wszystkim doświadczenie. 49 wiosen mówi samo za siebie. Jego rywalem będzie australijska nadzieja tego pięknego sportu - 23-letni Corey Cadby. Whitlock w ostatnim turnieju w Auckland odpadł w ćwierćfinale. Musiał uznać wyższość znacznie bardziej utytułowanego Holendra - Raymonda van Barnevelda, choć w ćwierćfinale pokonał aktualnego mistrza świata Roba Crossa. Tak jak wcześniej wspominałem, Cadby to zawodnik, z którym fani darta w Australii wiążą duże nadzieje. Wg bukmacherów, to właśnie "Król" jest faworytem. Uważam, że jest to spowodowane, że zawodnik pochodzący w Tasmanii mieszka i jest zameldowany właśnie w Melbourne, gdzie odbywać się będą dzisiejsze zmagania. Ja niestety jestem nieco sceptyczny co do jego zwycięstwa. Doświadczenie, spokój, charyzma - te czynniki zdecydowanie przemawiają za doświadczonym "Czarodziejem". Główny powodem jednak, dla którego proponuję typ "przeciwko" faworytowi, jest fakt, że Cadby nie brał udziału w żadnym turnieju od marca bieżącego roku. Niestety nie jestem w stanie powiedzieć czym jego przerwa została spowodowana, jednak faktycznie, w marcu słuch o 23-letnim Cadby'm zaginął. Whitlock natomiast, jak przystało na "7 lotkę świata" (odpowiednik tenisowego stwierdzenia: "7 rakieta świata") bierze udział we wszelkich turniejach rangi międzynarodowej. Australijskiego tournée również jak widać nie odpuszcza i obstawiam, że ma chrapkę na zwycięstwo w którymś z trzech turniejów rozgrywanych w części świata, z której pochodzi. Proponuję handicap na Whitlocka. Niestety do zagrania jest tylko linia 1.5, gdyż do innych jest za mały kurs. Gramy do 6 wygranych legów, a więc maksymalnym marginesem błędu dla Whitlocka jest porażka 5:6. Choć linia jest mała, może być bardzo znacząca. Jeśli zawodnicy zdecydują się na "pokazówkę", będziemy świadkami dużej ilości gemów - wydaje mi się, że aby zbudować napięcie w wypełnionej HiSense Arenie może dojść do wyniku 5:5 i rozegranie ostatniego lega będzie typowo zagraniem pod publikę. Miejmy jednak nadzieję, że obaj zawodnicy pozostaną przy walorach sportowych i wygra zawodnik po prostu tego dnia lepszy, bo jeśli chodzi o nie to praktycznie wszystkie są po stronie doświadczonego Whitlocka. Powodzenia! :)
          Kelly Slater renuncia también a Teahupoo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Por sexta vez esta temporada, y cuando creíamos que ya estaba olvidada su lesión del pie, Kelly Slater ha renunciado a otra prueba del CT, el Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Como las veces anteriores, lo ha hecho a falta de un suspiro para que comience la prueba, y aduciendo la lesión que se produjo hace más de un año en el pie, pese a que el pasado julio compitión en el J-Bay Open.


Las malas lenguas dicen que las malas previsiones para la edición de este año tienen también algo de culpa.

Su puesto lo ocupará otra vez más Mikey Wright, surfista que ocupa la novena posición en el CT sin tener puesto fijo en la liga.


La salida del once veces campeón del mundo de la competición y la entrada del australiano a provocado la modificación de todos los emparejamientos en el Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Julian Wilson se enfrentará a Joel Parkinson en vez de a Yago Dora, y Filipe Toledo a Yago Dora en vez de a Connor O'Leary.

Emparejamientos de primera ronda del Billabong Pro Tahiti
Manga 1: Wade Carmichael (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Joan Duru (FRA)
Manga 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Manga 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Manga 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Tomas Hermes (BRA), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Manga 5: Julian Wilson (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Mateia Hiquily (PYF)
Manga 6: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Yago Dora (BRA), Tikanui Smith (PYF)
Manga 7: Willian Cardoso (BRA), Frederico Morais (POR), Michael February (ZAF)
Manga 8: Michel Bourez (PYF), Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Manga 9: Mikey Wright (AUS), Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Manga 10: Griffin Colapinto (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Manga 11: Owen Wright (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Manga 12: Conner Coffin (USA), Michael Rodrigues (BRA), Connor O'Leary (AUS)
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CHARGING HEAVY SHOREBREAK AT RABBIT HILL
Los chavales de Catch Surf estuvieron en las orilleras de Rabbit Hill, al oeste de Australia para pillar orilleras tuberas de las buenas. Según parece hubo tubos y leches a partes iguales.
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One of the Heaviest Sessions Ever at The Right in Western Australia Amp Sessions
Ya vimos la semana pasada la leche de Jake Osman en The Right, y ahora, gracias a Surfer, tenemos las mejores imágenes de la sesión más grande en años en esta ola mutante.

Con Ross Clarke Jones, Zac Haynes, Ryan Hipwood, Jake Osman y Bradley Norris.
          Giant shark teeth found near Dinosaur Cove, Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australians understand living among animals – they’ve got more than their fair share of wild creatures across the continent. But when it comes to giant shark teeth, there’s not exactly one big abundance. A schoolteacher from Victoria by the name of Philip Mullaly was on a fossil hunt in a region called Dinosaur Cove when he happened upon a rare … Continue reading
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Fossils on an Australian Beach Reveal a Shark-Eat-Shark World
New York Times
An amateur fossil hunter at first found a single shark tooth. It led to signs of a prehistoric shark feast. Image. Two views of a fossilized tooth belonging to Carcharocles angustidens, a prehistoric shark that likely measured more than 30 feet long ...
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Eastern Australia has been hit particularly hard by drought, taking a toll on the region’s soil moisture and agriculture.
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Aww! Gold Coast man recognised as ‘Australia’s Greatest Mate’

An Afghanistan veteran from the Gold Coast has been named Australia’s Most Dedicated Mate.

Local man Tim Weir was given the honour following a national competition launched this year by veterans organisation Mates4Mates.

The non-profit charity supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and their families who are wounded, injured or ill as a result of their service.

In a statement, Mates4Mates said Tim is the “definition of ‘putting everybody before himself’”

“Tim has consistently gone above and beyond to make friends, family and work colleagues feel appreciated and valued, offering a sense of humor, support and a listening ear.”

Appearing on Channel Nine’s Today Show on Friday morning, Tim said the award was “unexpected” but a “good honour”.

Continue reading Aww! Gold Coast man recognised as ‘Australia’s Greatest Mate’ at myGC.com.au.


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No winner as powerball jackpots to a record $100 million!

Despite all dreaming about what we would do with the money, no one picked the winning numbers for last night’s $80 million Powerball draw, which means the jackpot will now soar to a whopping $100 million.

The $100 million prize is a new record for the game and if one person wins next Thursday it will set an Aussie record for the single biggest lottery win!

“It would be mind-blowing, but if one single entry takes home the entire $100 million jackpot next week it would be the largest Australian lottery jackpot ever won by a single entry,” The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

Continue reading No winner as powerball jackpots to a record $100 million! at myGC.com.au.


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The Australian Football League is sponsoring a sports academy in Melbourne open only to young Muslim males. The Bachar Houli Junior Academy bills itself as a “high-performance football talent program for emerging junior players aged 15-18” who “must be… from an Islamic background.” The program, hosted by professional footballer Bachar R. Hashim El-Houli, “focuses on […]
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VIC-Melbourne, As the Assistant Brand Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of strategic brand plans and campaigns for the Australian market. Working cross functionally and partnering with key external stakeholders you will lead consumer engagement through a number of relevant channels. Client Details They are an exciting continually growing FMCG brand based in the east
          8/10/2018: News: Soldier described by climber as ‘reckless’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A New Zealand climber who met Terry Harch climbing Mt Cook in 2011 said the Australian soldier was ‘‘incredibly reckless’’ and ‘‘an accident waiting to happen’’ in the Southern Alps. Last week Harch was rescued from Mt Aspiring after three days...
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Frontline bank staff are being interviewed by regulators in a bid to check banks are treating customers as well as they claim. The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is reviewing banks’ treatment of customers in New Zealand, after Australia’s royal...
          8/10/2018: Sport: More than just a golfer      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. Forget about Tiger Woods and the rest, if Lyle was playing it was a...
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A team of Harvard University researchers recently achieved a major breakthrough in robotics, engineering a tiny spider robot using tech that could one day work inside your body to repair tissues or destroy tumors. Their work could not only change medicine–by eliminating invasive surgeries–but could also have an impact on everything from how industrial machines are maintained to how disaster victims are rescued.

Until now, most advanced, small-scale robots followed a certain model: They tend to be built at the centimeter scale and have only one degree of freedom, which means they can only perform one movement. Not so with this new ‘bot, developed by scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Boston University. It’s built at the millimeter scale, and because it’s made of flexible materials–easily moved by pneumatic and hydraulic power–the critter has an unprecedented 18 degrees of freedom.

It’s smaller and more dexterous than any of its tiny robotic peers–a significant step toward robots that will be able to perform tasks inside the human body.

[Photo: Wyss Institute at Harvard University]

The engineers call the new technology MORPH, an acronym for Microfluidic Origami for Reconfigurable Pneumatic/Hydraulic. Using it to create a spider–or any other robotic critter–involves three different fabrication techniques. First, micro-lasers cut out 12 layers of material, which are glued together to create the body and arms of the spider. Second, soft lithography draws a complex network of microscopic channels inside those layers; these little “veins” move the spider as fluid or air are pumped through them. Finally, some parts of the ‘bot are hardened to make its basic shape permanent.

According to Sheila Russo, co-author of the study, their little monster can alter its structure, move, and even change colors. It seemed appropriate to test it by creating a replica of the colorful, millimeter-size Australian peacock spider.

While the promise of their spider is huge, Boston University assistant professor and co-author Tommaso Ranzani says its current form isn’t designed for medical applications. It’s more of a way to showcase its abilities. “However, we believe soft robotic technologies have a great potential in overcoming current challenges in minimally invasive surgery,” he said over email. One day, they could be ideal candidates to “manipulate and interact with the most delicate tissues in the body,” such as veins, arteries, and even nerves, after being deployed from a conventional surgical tool. They could also administer drugs or do biopsies.

But Ranzani also believes that similar micro-bots could be helpful in environmental settings, and could maintain industrial facilities and even assist in space exploration. “[The spider] robot is a first demonstration of the manufacturing capabilities that this process enables,” he says. “And we believe it will pave the way to a new generation of soft micro-robots that can exploit their small scale, and deformable and resilient bodies, to explore highly unstructured and complex environments for applications ranging from safe and delicate manipulation of tissues inside the human body to search and rescue.”

Imagine a legion of robots cleaning a rocket engine and fixing microfactures, or looking for survivors in a building destroyed by an earthquake and providing first aid–or even just doing a clean sweep to clear clogged arteries inside a human body. I need a platoon of them, stat.


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The central banks of Indonesia and Australia have agreed to extend their bilateral local currency swap agreement worth Rp100 trillion (AUS$10 billion) from December 2018 to December 2021. The bilateral cooperation is expected ...
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Astrónomos detectan una extraña señal del espacio exterior

Su rango de frecuencia fue de 580 megahertz, casi 200 megahertz más bajo que cualquier otra explosión rápida de radio (FRB por sus siglas en inglés) que se haya visto antes.

 

Los detalles de la señal se publicaron en The Astronomer’s Telegram, un sitio web donde los astrónomos acreditados pueden publicar observaciones. Fue Patrick Boyle de la Universidad McGill de Canadá quien detectó la señal que podría provenir del espacio exterior. Estas explosiones rápidas de radio (FRB por sus siglas en inglés) por lo general provienen de la Vía Láctea.

 

La ráfaga de radio rápida se ha denominado FRB 180725A (año, mes y día en que se detectó).

 

Aún no se sabe con certeza qué causa estos estallidos o si hay distintos tipos. Son uno de los misteriosos del Universo y la mayoría de esto son detectados una sola vez, lo que dificulta su investigación. Los científicos creen que podrían provenir de estrellas de neutrones, agujeros negros o de objetos hipotéticos como los blitzars.

 

Por su parte el portal Science Alert informa que la detección no se ha verificado de forma independiente, y recordó el caso de los investigadores australianos que descubrieron una señal de radio en 1998 solo para descubrir 17 años más tarde que era de un microondas.

 

También otro astrónomo envió una observación al Telegram afirmando que había descubierto una estrella muy brillante y en realidad se trataba de Marte.


          MACRICURROS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Argenpapers: la familia Macri Por Santiago O´Donnell - 09/08/2018 Negocios, negociados y política Entre los Panama Papers la presencia del mandatario quedó limitada a Fleg Trading. A la offshore bahameña no declarada en la que se desempeñó como directivo se agregó la aparición de Kagemusha desde el Registro Público de Panamá, sobre la cual tampoco existían indicios en sus declaraciones juradas. El nombre del Presidente no volvió a aparecer —al menos hasta que este libro ingresó en imprenta—, pero a la sociedad montada con la ayuda de Mossack Fonseca le apareció una melliza llamada Karter Properties Limited. Una serie de 51 documentos identificados entre los Panama Papers, cinco meses después de que la filtración viera la luz, mostraba la curiosa y familiar relación entre Fleg Trading y Karter Properties. Para comprender la vinculación entre ambas sociedades es útil retroceder al comienzo de la historia, más precisamente al nombre del intermediario contratado por los Macri para sus menesteres offshore, Santiago Lussich Torrendell. Sus credenciales universitarias lo presentan como contador público y licenciado en administración de empresas, pero, si bien cumplió esas funciones, su rol durante la inmersión de la familia Macri en la red de las guaridas fiscales es el de un facilitador. Las IBC bahameñas, Fleg Trading y Karter Properties, son sólo dos de las 52 empresas offshore en las que ofició de mediador para crearlas y mantenerlas. El estudio uruguayo figura como el cliente 9304 de Mossack Fonseca y, de acuerdo con las bases de datos de los Panama Papers, es intermediario en empresas radicadas en reconocidas guaridas fiscales como Nevada, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Seychelles y Panamá. Desde Uruguay, Lussich Torrendel ofició de nexo entre las necesidades comerciales de los Macri y la creatividad del estudio Mossack Fonseca. Por eso, cuando fue citado a declarar en la investigación sobre Fleg Trading, el facilitador aseguró: “Yo no la constituí y tampoco el estudio del cual soy socio principal, en tanto no nos dedicamos a constituir sociedades”. Antes de proceder a desvincular al presidente Macri de cualquier irregularidad, como hizo cada uno de los testigos citados por el juzgado y la fiscalía, el uruguayo consideró necesario precisar cuáles eran las funciones de su estudio: “Nuestras actividades giran en torno a asesoramiento fiscal, presentación de declaraciones juradas, pagos de impuestos, auditorías, contabilidades para clientes más chicos, balances de sociedades y también asesoramos sobre la confección de estados contables, preparamos liquidación de sueldos, tenemos un departamento de recursos humanos, sacamos residencia legal para los clientes que lo solicitan y a pedido de clientes los contactamos con los estudios que venden sociedades tanto locales en Uruguay como en el exterior”. Un facilitador con todas las letras. Hechas las precisiones, el uruguayo utilizó su declaración testimonial para despegar al Presidente de cualquier irregularidad. “Quiero dejar en claro que la sociedad no es de Mauricio Macri, porque a mí me la pidió Franco Macri, y que en ningún momento tuve contacto con Mauricio Macri, ni en ese entonces ni hasta ahora”, aseguró Lussich Torrendell. Consultado por la fiscalía, el facilitador reconoció que antes de ofrecer su testimonio conversó con Ricardo Rosental, el abogado defensor de Mauricio Macri en la causa. Entre el cardumen de 52 empresas offshore que tuvieron a Lussich Torrendell como intermediario, lo que distingue a Fleg Trading y a Karter Properties es que juntas hacían todo. Juntas contestaban su correspondencia, juntas le facturaban sus abogados, juntas hacían trámites, juntas pagaban sellos y timbres. Fleg Trading era de los Macri, y Karter Properties estaba controlada por los Nocella, la familia encabezada por Giorgio, amigo y socio de Franco. A diferencia de la dinámica elegida por los Macri, el italiano no figuraba en el directorio de la empresa offshore que tenía como único directivo a Pier Andrea Nocella, su último hijo y productor cinematográfico. Karter Properties, la melliza de Fleg Trading, quedó constituida el 5 de enero de 1999, cuando el hijo de Giorgio y único directivo de la empresa tenía 27 años. El domicilio informado para su funcionamiento fue el mismo que el de la offshore del mandatario argentino: Saffrey Square Suite 205, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas. Desde entonces, Karter y Fleg fueron administradas en simultáneo. Los correos electrónicos de Mossack Fonseca que validan la relación entre ambas, muchos titulados “KARTER PROPERTIES LTD. & FLEG TRADING LTD. / CASE 1156969 & 1156970”, son de 2004 y 2005. La cadena de e-mails tiene como disparador el pedido conjunto del intermediario uruguayo por volver a dar de alta o “reactivar” a Fleg (Expediente 809627) y Karter (Expediente 810645). Los mensajes que circulan entre las oficinas de Uruguay, Bahamas y Panamá del estudio de abogados comienzan el 28 de septiembre de 2004. “REACTIVACIONES – ESTUDIO CR. SANTIAGO LUSSICH TORRENDELL”, reza el asunto del correo electrónico en el que se informa que el cliente solicitó una cotización para reactivar ambas sociedades. La respuesta no demoró en llegar: “US$2,230.00 cada una por los costos de reactivación de las sociedades Fleg Trading Ltd. y Karter Properties Ltd., respectivamente”. Tampoco tardó el visto bueno de los interesados. Fleg y Karter quedaron rehabilitadas antes de fin de mes. Los recibos internos de Mossack Fonseca con fecha del 30 de septiembre de 2004 revelan que cada operación demandó 1.510 dólares. “Luego de nuestro e-mail de esta mañana, te confirmamos que las sociedades en referencia fueron reactivadas en el Registro de Bahamas en el día de hoy”, indica uno de los correos de ese día. Los recibos emitidos por el Bahamas Company Registry, el registro oficial de sociedades de esa jurisdicción, muestran coincidencias en fecha, hora y montos abonados por ambas empresas para mantenerse operativas en la guarida fiscal. Con fecha 18 de abril de 2001, las dos ingresaron la cuota anual de 250 dólares, el monto correspondiente a firmas con un capital entre 5.000 y 50.000 dólares. El recibo de Fleg Trading se emitió a las 10:51:51, y el de Karter Properties se imprimió menos de un minuto después, más precisamente a las 10:52:57. Las coincidencias se repiten año a año hasta el pago de 2004, cuando el camino de las mellizas parece separarse. A diferencia de Fleg, no se conocen indicios que vinculen a Karter con las operaciones del Grupo Macri en Brasil. Karter no aparece en las bases de datos de la Junta Comercial del Estado de San Pablo. Tampoco hay referencias en los Panama Papers de cuentas o activos a cargo de Karter. Hijo del mejor amigo de Franco Macri, Giorgio Nocella, fallecido en 2011, Pier Andrea Nocella nació en 1972 y, como su padre, se dedicó a la producción cinematográfica. Estuvo casado con una finalista de Miss Mundo Italia y suma créditos de producción en ocho películas filmadas entre 2009 y 2013. En general, sus trabajos conocidos fueron realizados por la empresa argentina Dock Sur Producciones. Los registros comerciales argentinos presentan a Nocella como único accionista de la empresa ubicada en Palermo Hollywood, donde no respondieron los llamados de los autores. La gran mayoría de sus trabajos recorre temáticas vinculadas con la Argentina, como la última dictadura o el fútbol. Contaron con la participación de reconocidos actores locales, como Hugo Arana, Víctor Laplace, Julieta Cardinali y Jorge Marrale, entre otros. Los Panama Papers no ofrecen precisiones sobre por qué Lussich Torrendell realiza el pedido para dejar operativas en Bahamas a ambas empresas en 2004, y el intermediario uruguayo declinó dar su testimonio para este libro. Sin embargo, el resultado del proceso ofrece algunos indicios. Mientras que los Macri y el Grupo Socma siguieron al frente de Fleg hasta su disolución en 2008, Pier Andrea Nocella dejó su lugar en el directorio de Karter en marzo de 2005. En su reemplazo aparece un gestor uruguayo, Luis Vieira Merola, directivo al menos de ocho empresas en Panamá, incluyendo la que habría usado para comprar Karter, una offshore llamada Pafinet. La operación no permite descartar de manera concluyente que Nocella efectivamente se desprendió de la empresa o que la mantuvo a través de un prestanombre profesional como Vieira Merola. Los hermanos La offshore panameña BF Corporation fue activada en 2009 por Mossack Fonseca a pedido del estudio contable de Lussich Torrendell. Forma parte del cardumen, por lo menos, de 52 sociedades offshore donde los uruguayos que adquirieron Fleg Trading y Karter Properties figuran como intermediarios. Los Panama Papers no ofrecen precisiones sobre la historia de la empresa, pero una investigación realizada en Alemania por la Fiscalía de Hamburgo reveló que la empresa estaba controlada por Gianfranco y Mariano Macri. La panameña BF Corporation no estaba sola, sino que la acompañaba la uruguaya EQT y, entre ambas, administraban colocaciones bancarias y financieras en entidades alemanas. Estas firmas salieron a la superficie como parte de una investigación realizada por los hamburgueses sobre los vínculos del bancario de su país con los Panama Papers, donde se detectó la intervención de más de cincuenta ciudadanos argentinos que fue remitida a las autoridades locales. Los datos llegaron en septiembre, pero la información se conoció recién en diciembre cuando la Procuraduría de Criminalidad Económica y Lavado de Activos (Procelac) realizó la denuncia. Las empresas de los hermanos del Presidente ubicadas en guaridas fiscales estaban asociadas a una cuenta en el banco UBS Deutschland AG-Private Banking. Para Gianfranco, la operatoria con firmas offshore no era ninguna novedad: Le Mare A-18, Joy B-28, Serenity C-44 y Yoo H-45 son algunas de las firmas inscriptas en el Registro Público de Panamá, donde en 2016 desempeñaba cargos directivos junto con su familia. Mariano tampoco es un neófito en el tema, figura en el directorio de Fleg Trading junto a Mauricio y Franco. Entre la información suministrada por los alemanes aparecen como apoderados de BF Corporation los uruguayos Santiago Lussich Torrendell y Rodrigo y Santiago Lussich Rachetti. Maniobra que para los investigadores argentinos se trataría de una actuación para dificultar la identificación de los verdaderos dueños de la firma. La pesquisa de los fiscales hamburgueses presentó un extracto bancario con movimientos en esa colocación por más de 1 millón de dólares durante el 19 de octubre de 2015. Seis días antes de la primera vuelta electoral que terminaría consagrando a Mauricio Macri, BF Corporation solicitó que sus fondos fueran transferidos a una cuenta en el Safra Bank, en Suiza. Los apoderados también ordenaron que se cerrara la cuenta en Alemania y que se destruyera cualquier correspondencia que tuviera en su poder el banco alemán: “Destroy all correspondence if any”, según figura en los registros de la entidad financiera analizados por la Fiscalía de Hamburgo. Desde el estudio uruguayo, los apoderados de la offshore BF Corporation señalaron que relocalizaban sus activos por “razones administrativas”. El tío En 1958, Franco Macri se casó con una joven oriunda de Tandil llamada Alicia Beatriz Blanco Villegas. Juntos tuvieron cuatro hijos: Mauricio, Sandra, Mariano y Gianfranco. En los ochenta se separaron, y según Franco, fue el único divorcio que le costó la mitad de sus bienes. Los Blanco Villegas siguen la tradición del campo argentino cimentada en el derrotero de los principales estancieros del país, con la salvedad de la irrupción del clan Macri en su trayectoria. Con más de 26.000 hectáreas, la familia figura entre los mayores terratenientes de la Argentina. En los Panama Papers, quien la representa es el fallecido Jorge Blanco Villegas. El tío del presidente Mauricio Macri aparece como el director de Conklin Pacific Ltd., registrada en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas el 2 de enero de 1997. Las acciones eran al portador, pero de los documentos se desprende que Blanco Villegas era el beneficiario final. La aventura con ese vehículo offshore no duró mucho. Al finalizar 1997, la sociedad comenzó los trámites para desactivarse. El 19 de octubre de 1998, Conklin se disolvió y fue adquirida por otra de su clase llamada New Charlotte Ltd. Un dato es clave: también firma como director Jorge Blanco Villegas. O sea, se vendió la sociedad a sí mismo. En la liquidación final de Conklin, un documento detalla el capital de casi 12 millones de dólares. El balance de movimientos del año de vida dejó como ganancia unos 235.000 dólares. Una posibilidad es que Jorge Blanco Villegas haya utilizado la empresa como vehículo para alguna operación puntual por ese monto, aunque en el universo offshore las posibilidades son absolutas. Por la razón que sea, pagó 600 dólares a Mossack Fonseca como gasto operativo para disolver la compañía. A nivel familiar, tras el acuerdo matrimonial entre Alicia y Franco, Jorge pasó a ser gerente general en las empresas del Grupo Socma y mantuvo un vínculo estrecho y directo con Mauricio. Además, seguía administrando la fortuna en campos y venta de ganado a través de triangulaciones excéntricas con Australia y países de Oriente Medio. El tío Jorge falleció en pleno invierno de 2011, poco después de haber sido anfitrión del casamiento de su sobrino con Juliana Awada en La Carlota, la estancia de la familia en Tandil. No alcanzó a ver a Mauricio presidente. Jorge Blanco Villegas se casó dos veces y tuvo una hija, pero en su testamento probablemente también se acordó de sus sobrinos. Después su muerte, la riqueza declarada del Presidente argentino aumentó prácticamente al doble, de acuerdo con sus declaraciones juradas. Junto con la mamá del Presidente, Jorge comandó la fábrica de televisores Philco que, endeudada, debió venderse a Daewoo. Además, presidió el Banco Comercial y la UAM, que como Sevel fue concesionaria de la automotriz italiana Fiat en la Argentina. Fue el presidente de la Unión Industrial Argentina entre 1993 y 1997, año en que constituyó Conklin Pacific, la offshore que se autocompraría un año después. El primo Angelo Los datos remitidos por la Fiscalía de Hamburgo a las autoridades argentinas no estaban limitados a los hermanos del presidente. El paquete de información incluía maniobras dudosas canalizadas en el sistema financiero germánico a través de estructuras societarias controladas por otros 67 argentinos. Entre esos datos enviados al país por medio de la Interpol figura un directivo de IECSA, la histórica constructora vinculada con el Grupo Macri, en la cual Angelo Calcaterra, el primo del Presidente, aparecía como accionista controlante. Quien figura en la información compartida por la Fiscalía de Hamburgo es el ingeniero Juan Ramón Garrone. El directivo IECSA aparece como beneficiario final de una cuenta bancaria a nombre de Somerset Capital Investment Ltd., con un saldo superior a los 500.000 dólares. La dirección comercial de la compañía está en Uruguay, pero su sede es las Islas Vírgenes Británicas. Además de IECSA, Garrone figura como directivo de otras firmas del grupo que encabeza Calcaterra, como ODS y Creaurban. La causa quedó radicada en el fuero Penal Económico y Tributario. La investigación no avanzó porque, si bien reconoció las maniobras no declaradas, Garrone lo hizo en el marco del blanqueo de capitales habilitado por el gobierno de Mauricio Macri. El empresario regularizó su situación al pagar una multa y los impuestos adeudados. Si bien las autoridades alemanas remitieron la información en el marco de una investigación vinculada con los Panama Papers, los autores no pudieron identificar a Garrone o a Somerset Capital Investment en las bases de datos montadas por ICIJ. (*) Texto originalmente publicado en el libro “Argenpapers” de Santiago O’Donnell y Tomas Lutki
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Showdown over Iran looms as Trump turns up the heat on Tehran

George Galloway
George Galloway was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator.
Showdown over Iran looms as Trump turns up the heat on Tehran
Operation Boot is back. The new American plan for regime change in Iran dawns this week with a re-imposition of economic sanctions against Tehran and the threat of more to come.
American exceptionalism in action as the whole world (minus Trump satrapies) rejects the move putting the EU on a collision course with Washington.
For nearly 50 years economic sanctions have been the default position of western countries seeking to bring others to heel, make them succumb, or in the most extreme circumstances roll over, cry "Uncle Sam" and be "regime changed".
The fact that quarantine - or siege - is an act of war rather than an alternative to war is easily elided with a compliant media.
For most of my life I have struggled to explain that the US embargo on Cuba for example –still more the claimed extra-territoriality of that embargo– as a result of which gigantic US fines are levied on foreign companies doing business with Cuba entirely legally under their own countries’ law. That the embargo on Cuba is lawless brigandry need hardly detain us. Perhaps St. Augustine said it best in his book "The City of God".
Describing an encounter on the high seas between Alexander the Great and a pirate ship, Alexander demands:
"How dare you terrorize these waters as a thief?"
The Pirate captain answers:
"How dare you terrorize the whole world? You with your great Navy, can call yourself an Emperor, and call other men as you please."
I lived up close and personal enough to smell it, the long devastating regime of economic sanctions against Iraq which killed 1.7 million of Iraqis, according to UN figures (not to be confused with the deaths during the invasion and subsequent occupation from 2003).
Among them were many children and I helped put their little white coffins into the baked earth amidst the wailing of their parents on many occasions when I was the only British politician travelling to Iraq.
The monstrous Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - now reborn as a critic of Trump's policy of "separating children from their families" - was in no doubt when she told Lesley Stahl on CBS News of the value of separating Iraqi children from their families forever for political purposes.
When asked about the policy she was implementing on Iraq which (at that time) had killed half a million Iraqi children she replied:
“I think this is a very hard choice. But the price, we think, the price is worth it.”
Neighboring Iran has endured endless twists and turns in western policy. Given that the country grows oil and gas rather than avocados is of course the reason. As Donald Rumsfeld reportedly said, in terms, "It’s not our fault God put America’s oil under other people's countries."
Under the dark reign of the self-declared emperor Pahlavi the Peacock Shah of Persia, Iran was the West's best friend. Indeed Britain and the United States had actually put Pahlavi on his ‘Peacock Throne’ overthrowing the elected premier Mosaddegh in Operation Boot in 1953. The moderate socialist Mosaddegh had made the fatal error of nationalising his own country’s oil, taking it from the big western oil companies. His fate was sealed.
Iran then became a byword for torture and repression until the 1979 overthrow of the whole regime by millions of Iranians on the streets - far too many to shoot.
Iran has been ostracized, invaded, subverted and sanctioned ever since.
The first rays of light in this dark story appeared with the P5+1 Nuclear deal the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran in which Iran undertook to so verifiably limit its nuclear energy industry as to preclude forever the creation of a nuclear bomb (this despite the fact that most of Iran's adversaries in the region and beyond bristle with nuclear weapons or live under the military promise of defense by the nuclear weapons of others.
It was a good deal. But it was negotiated by Barack Obama on the American side and one of President Trump's primordial obsessions is to destroy anything with Obama's signature on it.
But there was a major problem in Trump's determination to wreck the Iran Nuclear Deal. This was a solemn and binding Treaty not between the US and Iran but between Iran the US, Russia, China and the EU.
A major test immediately loomed - would after token protests the European Union tamely bow down to Trump, the bull in the China shop?
Not yet at any rate. Indeed all the signs are that this is the first pan-European revolt against US hegemony, more significant in fact than the refusal of France and Germany to join the Bush and Blair invasion of Iraq.
The EU has enforced its "Blocking Statute" to protect its firms from the latest round of US Sanctions on Iran which came into effect at midnight eastern standard time Tuesday. Even harsher sanctions will be imposed by Trump in November - giving rise to widespread speculation in Iran that the Islamic Republic will preempt it with an "October surprise" rather than go quietly into that goodnight.
The Blocking Statute has never been used by the EU before (though it has existed more than 20 years). It is thus a significant assertion of European rejection of an American policy almost bereft of support outside Israel and Saudi-Arabia.
But it may be more symbolic than real. First, all 27 EU countries will have to incorporate specific rejection of the US sanctions on Iran into their domestic rules. Time consuming, and wide-open to US subversion of the process. There are plenty of US satrapies in the EU. Moreover European companies themselves (as is the case in trade with Cuba) are quite likely to roll-over and cry uncle for fear of losing their markets in the US.
Symbolic or not though it is a further sign of American isolation on foreign policy issues and a further stick for the US Democrats to beat President Trump with in the run-up to the mid-term elections in November. The Democrats prefer war with North Korea and peace with the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the Americans say "Go figure"...
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VOLCOM WELCOMES SAM ATKINS TO THE SKATE TEAM

Sam has been making a name for himself over the past couple years both on and off the board. He is mature beyond his years with Skateboarding to that matches. Sam has a sharp technique with impressive pop and control on a Skateboard, which he navigates across all landscapes. Whether its tall, long, high or steep, Sam has it covered.

Hailing from Geelong Victoria he has honed his skills at his family’s indoor Skatepark, which has always been a favourite stop for the team when in the region.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Sam to the Skate team. We have spent many hours already in the van and on the road and one thing is for sure… Sam is Van Proof and a family member to the team already. Here is a quick interview we just did with him to give you all an insight into the newest Stone member!

Sam Atkins Volcom Team Rider

NAME: Sam Atkins

DOB: 21/10/1997

LIVES: GEELONG, VIC

STANCE: Goofy

 

Tell me your story.

I’m 20 years old, I like skateboards, motorbikes, coffee, furphy, watching the bombers kill it at the footy, and hangin with my dog blitz.

Let’s play a word association game! Give us the first thought that comes to mind.

 

Q: Tight Jeans

A: Big rails

 

Q: Tom Penny

A: Switch frontside flip in.

 

Q: 411

A: Wish I had more

 

Q: Miley

A: The Dream.

 

Q: Hesh

A: Love it

 

Q: Fresh

A: Dont try too hard

 

Q: The Skate Industry

A: High School Gossip

 

Q: Studying

A: Never heard of it

 

Q: Progression

A: Keeps it fun

 

Q: What is the biggest misconception people have about you?

A: I CAN Nollie flip.. don’t listen to what they say.

 

Q: What do you not want to be doing in five years?

A: Stuck in one place, working a job that I don’t enjoy.

 

Q: What are three words your parents would use to describe you?

A: Hold on, I’ll ask them...

My mum reckons I’m handsome, funny and domestically disabled. Dad said ‘yeah that’s about right’.

 

Q: What are your biggest pet peeves at the Skatepark?

 A: Skating alone, the only time I get angry.

 

Q: Who are your biggest role models in life?

A: Any Australian pro that keeps it fun, like Alex Lawton, Denny Durrant, Chima, there’s a lot. Oh, and marvel superheroes.

 

Q: What would your biggest critic say about you?

A: I sleep in too often

 

Q: What is your biggest regret?

A: Thinking it’s going to rain so I sleep in, then it doesn’t rain so I could have gone skating.

 

Q: Any last words?

A: Cheers to everyone that helps me out and makes my life so fun!

 

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Each month, we ask 10 DJs and music directors from public radio stations around the country to tell us about the songs they keep playing. This month's mix features several collaborations between well-known artists and up-and-coming stars.

Otis Jr. and a band of Louisville all-stars (including members of My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang and Twin Limb) cover a Willie Dixon classic. Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths, teams up with British actress Maxine Peake for a spoken-word song about homelessness. In perhaps the most surprising combination, Italian film composer Daniele Luppi collaborates with the Brooklyn post-punk band Parquet Courts on "Soul And Cigarette."

Hear all the songs below.


Anna Burch, '2 Cool 2 Care'

From Quit The Curse

My ears always perk at the phrase: "Can I be real for a second?" What follows is almost always better than the standard polite chit-chat for nice people (public radio stations are full of that). When Anna Burch sings, "I like you best, when you're a mess," I can't help but think she shares that affinity. "2 Cool 2 Care" puts a bubblegum filter on why people are most relatable when they're vulnerable. Burch feels lovably skeptical when touching on attraction and boredom; these are pop music staples for sure, but her spin on them is a fun one. This record should be a biggie in 2018.

Nick Brunner, Capital Public Radio's Hey, Listen!


Jordan Rakei, 'Eye To Eye'

From Wallflower

When Jordan Rakei opens his mouth on "Eye To Eye," all you hear is heartache. The tone in his undulating voice, set to the strum of pretty guitar chords, breaks every romantic's heart. "It's the birth of a star," Rakei sings prophetically in the opening lines. You said it, kid.

The song, the first cut off the Australian singer-songwriter's second full-length, Wallflower, is a tale of all-consuming adulation told through juxtaposed poetic images. But the words might as well be nonsense as it's his sound — a quivering voice that suggests Devendra Banhart and Anohni — that carries the real message. The track, like the artist, daringly skirts pop, R&B and indie rock. It's an experimental variant of the sad bastard music we fall sway to when life turns blue.

Rakei is no also-ran. At the two-minute mark, he surrenders any notion of being Elliott Smith reborn when the music left-turns into a Radiohead-esque angular guitar maze. After two more minutes of vocal vamping, it morphs again into a synthetic anthem that fuses haunting "Karma Police" electric piano, mechanical drum rolls and cymbal-crashing syncopation. "Pleasure to have met you," he coos to his beloved. The feeling is mutual.

David Hyland, Wisconsin Public Radio


Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, 'Soul And Cigarette'

From MILANO

At first glance, this looks to be a rather unlikely pairing, but once you get past the initial shock of teaming the Italian film composer with the Brooklyn post-punk outfit, you realize this is a match made in heaven. The song comes from MILANO, Luppi's tribute to Milan in the '80s, spotlighting the decadence and deviance of the time. The city was alive, and the possibilities appeared endless. "Soul And Cigarette" shares this optimism, opening with the whimsical sounds of a glockenspiel and containing lush lyrics that are rich with imagery. Parquet Courts approach this song in the same manner as the The Modern Lovers or Pavement: a reserved style that holds back, but you know they could unleash power on a moment's notice. "Soul And Cigarette" is one of those songs that transports you to a time and place far away and makes you never want to leave.

Benji McPhail, The Colorado Sound


The Weather Station, 'Thirty'

From The Weather Station

Female voices are louder than ever, and The Weather Station is no exception. Toronto-based musician Tamara Lindeman, known as The Weather Station, has released her fourth, self-titled album, and a video for its latest single, "Thirty."

The song, and its socially relevant video, narrates a tale about the uncertain first year of her transitional third decade. In the video, Lindeman is performing alone in front of a crowd of men in a television studio. She conveys a lot with so little, feverishly telling a familiar story of being loved and dismissed. The airy quality of her vocals is endearing while she spins a vivid, intensely personal narrative through the lyrics. The detailed description of these accounts immediately reels you in: "Yeah, I could see it so simple, unsubtle / Impossible, clearly / And strange / Far and as close as a mountain range / On the horizon driving all day / There I was, so sane / So plain after everything."

With a voice that is often compared to fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell, The Weather Station has established her own brand of sad optimism coupled with the confidence and determination of Aimee Mann.

Vasilia Scouras, WVPB's Mountain Stage


Joon Moon, 'Tiger'

From Moonshine Corner

There's a rich history of American artists creating some of their best work in France, and plenty of French artists have drawn inspiration from American trends. Into this tradition steps Joon Moon — Parisian producer/songwriter Julien Decoret, drummer Raphaël Chassin and Kansas City expat singer Krystle Warren. Fittingly, the collaboration began at Decoret's studio in Montmartre, the Paris neighborhood famous for its artistic history (including a 1923 stint from American poet Langston Hughes). The resulting debut album, Moonshine Corner, mixes French cool and American soul; pop and trip-hop support R&B and jazz inflections. The record delivers a consciously retro-modern vibe by pairing contemporary recording techniques with vintage '60s and '70s instruments, and the whole effect is on display (supporting Warren's remarkable slow-burn vocals) on the single "Tiger."

Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Public Radio


Otis Jr. and the Seventh Sons, 'Seventh Son'

From The Pope's Long Con

When a song has been covered over a dozen times, you'd think bringing something new to it would be almost impossible. But Otis Jr. and a band of Louisville all-stars (including members of My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang and Twin Limb) do just that with this Willie Dixon classic. The track combines performances that hew closely to the source material with seemingly incongruous production, imbuing it with an almost Lynchian undertone. Commissioned as the theme for an investigative podcast, this track stands on its own as a soulful yet off-kilter throwback jam.

Sean Cannon, WFPK


Giraffage, 'Green Tea' (feat. Angelica Bess)

From Too Real

Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, is an artist whose eclectic music leanings have run the gamut in sound-painting, ranging from chillwave and deep dance to dream pop. His latest lush, atmospheric masterpiece, "Green Tea," (found on the studio album Too Real) possesses all those hallmarks and more. Featuring sultry, sensual vocal work by Angelica Bess (of Body Language), the track is a smooth, danceable ditty, but also a female empowerment anthem — a very timely sentiment considering the present climate of the country.

"Green Tea" was created in Giraffage's bedroom and took only 30 minutes to put together, but another six months to find the right vocalist to accentuate it. And Bess does that in spades. The song is a perfect marriage on wax: Bess' voice is the perfect complement to a melodic, dreamy production that liberally employs techno and deep house flourishes. The result is a tune that exudes authenticity and street credibility despite its move closer toward a commercial sound. It's clear that Giraffage has managed to become a master at creating a vibe — one that's refreshing, exhilarating and uplifting — which represents electronica at its finest.

Chris Campbell, WDET's The Progressive Underground


Superorganism, 'Something For Your M.I.N.D.'

From Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Orono, an 18-year-old Japanese girl who just graduated high school in Maine after leaving her family in Japan to become "a musician or artist of some sort" and hopefully go to college in the States, met the rest of her band after scrolling though YouTube and seeing their song in the "recommended" section. She saw the band when it went on tour in Japan and met with them after the show at a Hard Rock Café. They became Facebook friends and "shared memes and all that" with each other for about a year until they emailed her a demo from New Zealand. She sent back the melody and lyrics hours later. That song would become "Something For Your M.I.N.D."

You might compare her voice to Kimya Dawson, but really, "I'm doing a rip-off of what Stephen Malkmus sings like," Orono tells me over the phone. She sings, or rather talks over wild production on this song. Above apple crunches for production, rubber-band bass lines and pitched-down background vocals that make the whole thing feel like it's melting, Orono serves as a calming guide on this journey through the M.I.N.D.

Justin Barney, Radio Milwaukee


Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake, 'The Priest'

From The Priest

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before: A former Smiths member is making a political record. Now, what if I told you it wasn't the guy you expected (Morrissey), but Johnny Marr, guitarist and co-songwriter of the legendary Manchester quartet. Marr, patron saint of rock 'n' roll, has politics on the brain. As he told the British music magazine Q, "you're living in this world and you can't do anything about it. So much of the record is about dislocation. Whether it's being forced by the political system or because of personal demons. I was trying to imagine an alternative society." (I swear this is not a Morrissey quote.)

Cue "The Priest," a song featuring a spoken-word performance from British actress Maxine Peake, tackling a theme that cuts across all spectrums of life: homelessness. Joe Gallagher was homeless when he wrote the story behind this song (and its short film, seen below). According to The Guardian, Peake found Gallagher's story in a diary-like column, written for the Scottish magazine The Big Issue, that documented his time on the streets of Edinburgh. The words and subject matter resonated hard with Peake and Marr, and with the center of Manchester as the setting, Marr paints a driving, moody soundscape behind Peake's stark and vivid performance. I like spoken-word records because they force you to pay attention. It's a hypnotic song that's hard to ignore.

Stephen Kallao, WXPN


Samantha Fish, "Gone For Good"

From Belle Of The West

This one goes out to all the women in the room who are just plain tired of trying to attain someone else's ideal, to all the women in the room who are ready to move forward and follow — or break — their own rules, and to all the women in the room who've finally said "enough." Samantha Fish doesn't mince words on the final track of her new release, Belle Of The West, and it all boils down to one very succinct line: "Thank God you're gone for good." With the kind of incessant foot-stomping and down-and-dirty slide guitar that's become a trademark of Fish's contemporary take on classic country swamp blues, "Gone For Good" follows a familiar trope: the breakup song, the revenge song, the "I'm better off without you" song. But Fish's way of looking at the situation feels fresh and earthy; she's angry, but she's not going to let her "losing grip on my sweet once-upon-a-time" hold her back.

Elena See, Folk Alley

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MR STEVE IRONS MP, MEMBER FOR SWAN:

Well, it’s great to be here, it’s great to be with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Science Michaelia Cash, a great colleague and we’re at Thermo King West, which is a great business in my electorate of Swan. Steve Da Rui owns the business, a great family business that employs 23 people and they’re putting on staff at the moment as well. They’re also employing apprentices, which is fantastic.

This morning we’ve been at the Kent Street High School, and we’ve been there for Science Week. We spoke to the students there and we saw the amazing work they’re doing which is going to engage them and give them the skills to get into work life after they leave school. The Prime Minister actually got involved in a couple of the experiments and had a good chat, we had a great morning out at the Science Fair.

But we’ve done a tour here today at the facility. It’s great to have the Prime Minister back in Western Australia, in Swan, particularly after he has dealt with the GST. The Coalition Government has dealt with the GST and it’s one of the landmark decisions which will help Western Australia over the next coming decades, evening out, putting a floor in to go to 75 cents.

Prime Minister welcome back to Swan.

PRIME MINISTER:

Thanks Steve.

STEVE IRONS MP:

I would now like to introduce the Prime Minister to take over. 

PRIME MINISTER:

Well thanks Steve, and thank you Steve and thanks Michaelia. Here in Western Australia we have made an enormous change to the GST.

We have delivered a fair deal for Western Australia on the GST, as we said we would. We have ensured that every state and territory is better off. So it is a deal, an arrangement that passes the test in Bunbury and Bundaberg and in Burnie, right around the country.

We have been able to do that because of the strong economy. A strong economy delivers the revenues that enable us to bring the Budget back into balance a year earlier. It enables us to spend record amounts of money on health, on education, on national security, on infrastructure, including Metronet here in Perth, as you know. It enables us to do all of that, because we’ve got the strongest jobs growth in our country's history.

Last year, 2017, the strongest jobs growth in our country's history.

GDP growing at 3.1 per cent and we are bringing down personal income tax.

Over a million Western Australians will pay less personal income tax this financial year and by 2024/25, right across the country, 94 per cent of Australians will not pay more than 32.5 cents on any extra dollar they earn. A massive personal income tax reform.

At the same time, we brought down company tax and business taxes for small and medium family-owned businesses, like Steve Da Rui’s business here. This is a good case of a business that is going to pay less tax. We have cut the tax for businesses with turnovers up to $50 million. That enables Steve to invest more in his business. That’s why he is able to hire more people, bring on apprentices. He is taking advantage of our mentoring program and I’ll ask Michaelia to talk more about that as the Minister for Jobs and Innovation. But you know, what we’re able to do, is provide the support for hardworking Australian business people like Steve and his team here.

They're investing and they are employing. That’s why we are seeing stronger economic growth. That’s why we’re seeing a fair deal for WA on the GST, we are able to afford to do that, to make sure that every state and territory is better off.

It’s why we’re able to see the strongest jobs growth in the country's history.

Do you know, we have the lowest percentage of Australians of working age on welfare in 25 years? Isn’t that great? That means more Australians than ever are in a job, are employed. So it’s a great opportunity to be here and see in this business what our support for a stronger economy delivers; new jobs, new investment, stronger revenues, more investment in the essential services.

The only way you can guarantee essential services is with strong government revenues. The only way you can have them, is with a stronger economy.

I’ll now ask Michaelia to talk about the way in which she and her portfolio are working to ensure that we get more jobs, more innovation. You know, Steve talked about the Kent Street Senior High School. What you saw there was a great example of the young scientists, geologists, technologists, computer programmers of the future, inspired by charismatic teaching, supported by our programs that are backing STEM in school. It all comes together to deliver a stronger economy.

SENATOR THE HON. MICHAELIA CASH, MINISTER FOR JOBS AND INNOVATION:

Thank you, Prime Minister. It’s always great to have you here in the west and to my good friend and colleague Steve Irons to be in your electorate today. Particularly with you Steve, the owner of Thermo King West. Ladies and gentleman, we are at a Western Australian business that is growing and is contributing to the in excess of one million jobs that have been created since we were elected to office in September 2013.

Steve you were a recipient of a $20,000 grant under our Entrepreneurs program.  What that has done is allowed Steve to have a business mentor come in every week for a year, to work with him to get the processes right for the business. In doing that, Steve is now seeing his business grow. He’s currently got 23 employees, they’re looking to take on an additional employee and they’ve already put two apprentices through their program and they’ve just taken on another two apprentices.

This is the type of business that we as a Coalition Government, the Turnbull Government, will back every step of the way.

We do that because we want to see more Australians in jobs. As I have said, in excess of a million jobs created since we were elected to office. As the Prime Minister said; 2017, record job creation figures, in excess of 400,000 jobs were created by businesses like Steve’s. Three quarters of those jobs were full-time jobs. So the policies we are putting in place, in particular our tax cuts for small and medium businesses - the premises here today were only built in the last 12 months. Steve was able to utilise the tax cut that was given to him by Malcolm Turnbull and the Turnbull Government and invest in this fantastic premise.

We will never shy away from backing businesses like Steve's. Because when we as a government back businesses like Steve, he is able to grow, prosper and create more jobs for Australians, which is what we as a Government are all about.

PRIME MINISTER:

Thanks Michaelia. Steve, come and talk to us about the way in which the Federal Government’s programs have helped you build your business.

STEVE DA RUI, CEO, THERMO KING WEST:

With the enterprise part of the business, we’ve been able to develop not only our apprentices, but also our senior technicians. We’ve been able to mentor them every week. The processes that were in place weren’t too good at the time. We’ve come back now 12 months later and it’s completely changed. We have a better structure. We’ve been able, like you said, put apprentices on and we have been able to teach them from day one the proper way of doing things.

We’ve invested in that because we know the economy is going to grow and get better in the future. That’s why we need to be ready for it when it does start to pick up. If we didn't and then all of a sudden the economy picks up and we were languishing behind, we would’ve had a problem trying to keep up with the times.

Our business has grown over the years because we focused on our customers. We made sure that we look after our customers and continue to grow with our customers and work with them on what their needs are. We also work with our staff and our team here. We help them to grow with new technology and things like that. We build these premises especially for the business, it is purpose-built, 12 months ago as you were saying. It has been a completely different outlook on one, our customer base and two, even our morale has increased significantly.

It’s been a great thing for my family business. You know, it is a family business, but this team of mine is my family too. It’s great and I want to keep improving on that, keep increasing on that and making this place even bigger and better.

PRIME MINISTER:

Fantastic, good on you Steve, great work. Well, do we have some questions?

JOURNALIST:

Is this GST package just about saving a few key seats and saving your Government at the next election?

PRIME MINISTER:

It’s ensuring that Western Australia gets a fair deal. I pointed out in 2016 that the arrangements, the way that the GST formula was working, was not fair. It didn't pass the pub test. I didn't think it passed the pub test anywhere, in Bunbury or in Bundaberg or in Burnie.

We had to work out a solution that obviously ensured, was fair everywhere. What we have is a good outcome. It ensures that every state and territory is better off.

But of course here in Western Australia between now and 2026/27, Western Australia will be $4.7 billion better off. It is a massive improvement in the public finances of Western Australia.

JOURNALIST:

There is no agreement on it yet though, in the sense that the states, do you think –

PRIME MINISTER:

No, there is. It is agreed, it’s underway. The Treasurer will continue to consult with the states but I have to say - in fact, I think I can say categorically - that I have never seen any initiative with respect to the GST that has had wider support or more unanimous support than this one.

JOURNALIST:

Emma Husar, she’s hanging around but she’s not going to recontest. You’ve had a few words to say about what she [inaudible]?

PRIME MINISTER:

Look, Bill Shorten needs to tell us, he needs to be fair dinkum and tell us what he knew and when he knew it. His claim that he knew nothing about these complaints of harassment and bullying in Emma Husar's office is just not believable.

Anthony Albanese charitably threw him under the bus again today I noticed, on Melbourne radio. It sounds like everybody in the Labor Party leadership knew about it, except for Bill Shorten, if you believe Bill Shorten. 

So he’s got to tell us exactly what he knew and when. He’s also got to explain how he as a former union member - who claims to always put the interests of the worker first, looking after workers and ensuring they’re protected in the workplace - what he did to ensure those workers were protected?

Because the allegations, the claims that have been made are very, very troubling and a turnover of 20 people in two years, in an office of four, is a lot. You would think that would be a fair signal that something was amiss.

JOURNALIST:

Do you think the decision to skip the Perth by-election has alienated voters in that seat, Liberal voters in that seat in the future?

PRIME MINISTER:

The two seats, Perth and Fremantle, are safe Labor seats. The reality is that the WA division made a decision not to contest those federal by-elections and instead focus their resources on the state by-election in Darling Range, which they won with a swing to the Liberal Party of over nine per cent.

Now that was their decision but there will be a federal election in the first half of next year and there will be a Liberal candidate in all of those seats, in every seat in Western Australia. We will be calling on Western Australians to vote for the Liberal Party because they know that they can trust my Government to deliver a fair deal on the GST and deliver the policies that will drive a stronger economy and ensure that they, their children and grandchildren have jobs.

You can't trust Bill Shorten on the GST, or anything else.

To this stage, what do the Labor members from Western Australia say about this new fair deal for Western Australia on the GST? Nothing. Bill Shorten hasn't given any indication as to whether he supports it or not.

JOURNALIST:

Prime Minister do you have full confidence in Michaelia Cash?

PRIME MINISTER:

Of course.

JOURNALIST:

Given the AFP have said that a member of her staff probably committed a criminal offence?

PRIME MINISTER:

Well I don't accept the premise of your question, but the answer is that Michaelia is doing an outstanding job and she has my full confidence.

JOURNALIST:

Has she been interviewed by the AFP?

MINISTER FOR JOBS AND INNOVATION:

As much as I’d love to answer that question, I’m unable to because the AFP have an ongoing investigation. Can we just remember, it’s 12 months ago that the allegations were first raised that Mr Shorten when he was the head of the AWU, utilised union funds, $100,000 to GetUp! and money to his own campaign. What’s actually in question here and what the AWU are actually challenging is the decision of the ROC to investigate whether or not these donations were actually authorised. That is actually what is at the heart of this. If they were, why doesn’t Bill Shorten or the AWU just produce the relevant documents?

JOURNALIST:

We were asking about the investigation by the AFP and whether they, you won’t say whether they’ve interviewed you.

MINISTER FOR JOBS AND INNOVATION:

I’ve always said I’m not under investigation. My office is not under investigation. I cant answer further questions because of the current AFP investigation.

JOURNALIST:

If you’re not under investigation that would suggest you haven’t been interviewed by the AFP.

MINISTER FOR JOBS AND INNOVATION:

That’s a summation you can make, but at the end of the day, this is about Bill Shorten and whether or not the donations made by him were actually authorized.

JOURNALIST:

Can I ask you, the founder of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has described the grant of $444 million to such a small organisation as unthinkable?

PRIME MINISTER:

Well I noted that. But it’s the largest single investment in the health of the Great Barrier Reef. It has been widely welcomed. It went through a full Cabinet process. It was in the Budget. It was in the appropriation bills that the Parliament has passed, so it has been legislated. What it will do is ensure that we get this substantial amount of money into maintaining the health of the Reef, in particular in ensuring that you don't get sediments and various other materials washing onto the Reef from farms. And of course it puts a huge amount of money into the starfish, into eradicating the Crown of Thorns starfish.

So it has been widely welcomed. It is a very, very thorough process and it is one that I think Australians who care about the Great Barrier Reef - and I think almost all Australians do - should welcome it.

JOURNALIST:

Prime Minister, the Victorian Government today said they are going to ban Sky News from public transport networks over an interview that was never shown on public transport and was promptly apologised for. Are you concerned about censorship?

PRIME MINISTER:

Well I tell you, the Victorian Government … Look, we’re the party of free speech, right? Free speech, I think that should be the template that we look at all of these debates through. We are a democracy, we are governed by the rule of law. One of our great rights is of free speech and debate.

But I’ll tell you what the real issue the Victorian Government should be focused on; ensuring that Victorians pay less for electricity. Right now, Victoria has the second highest electricity prices in the country. Victoria should support the National Energy Guarantee, because that will deliver lower electricity prices for Victorians and everyone in the National Electricity Market. It will deliver those prices, those lower prices. That’s not based on my opinion or Josh Frydenberg's opinion, that is the judgement of the Energy Security Board. You would have heard its Chairman Kerry Schott speaking about it this morning.

The time has come to get on with it. We need certainty for businesses to invest in electricity generation in the NEM and now is the time for Daniel Andrews and his government to step up and stand up for lower electricity prices for Victorians.

Or is he going to just play politics and condemn Victorians to higher and higher electricity prices?

JOURNALIST:

Jarrod Lyle passed away last night.

PRIME MINISTER:

Steve and I will both say a little bit about that. Jarrod Lyle, a great Australian sportsman, a great golfer, but what a hero. He overcame a dreadful disease, he overcame cancer, he continued to play, he became a champion. Finally, he couldn't fight anymore. But he battled courageously right up to the end. He will be sorely missed, he is a real example of courage.

I just want to say, I think with all Australians, we mourn him, we admire him and we send our love and heartfelt sympathy to his family. Steve I know wants to add to that.

STEVE IRONS MP:

I’d just like to echo the Prime Minister's words. Jarrod Lyle embodied Australian sport and his attitude towards sport and his attitude towards fighting the disease he had. It’s great to see the Coalition Government is releasing more drugs all the time to fight cancers around Australia.

Jarrod, the tributes for him from all over Australia and all around the world and we see that DeChambeau has just donated his winnings to the Lyle family, I congratulate DeChambeau for doing that.

Part of the golfing fraternity is, they spend a lot of time raising money for charities. They embody the community spirit that goes with their sport. Jarrod has been a pillar of that type of attitude during his whole career and the whole time he has fought against his cancer. I think he should be held up as an icon of the sport and as a good Australian as well.

JOURNALIST:

Prime Minister are you comfortable with the profits that AGL have reported, given that so many Australians are struggling with electricity prices?

PRIME MINISTER:

We’re doing everything we can to ensure that the big energy retailers get their customers onto the right deals. We required them to contact their customers and tell them if they were not on the best deal on offer. Thousands of Australians have actually taken the opportunity and been able to reduce their electricity bills by hundreds of dollars, quite large amounts in many cases.

We’re doing everything we can to bring down electricity prices. In terms of the east coast states and the National Electricity Market, we have been able to already turn the corner on retail prices. They’re coming down. We have taken action on gas, it may seem as a surprise to you in Western Australia but extraordinarily - where you’ve got plenty of gas -  but on the east coast we actually had a shortage of gas because the Labor Party had allowed the export of gas from Queensland without any regard to the supply of the domestic market. I had to take very strong action, in fact raising the threat of regulating or indeed banning, licensing the exports of gas from Australia in order to get more gas into the east coast market. I have to say, the industry did respond to that. We have seen the wholesale cost of generation come down. We are starting to see retail costs come down.

But we’ll keep at it, it’s a complex business.

The National Energy Guarantee is absolutely critical, it’s a key part of it. But in addition to that, we’re also putting downward pressure on the cost of poles and wires. You will have seen recent decisions by the regulator to ensure that the people who own the poles and wires, the transmission and distribution networks, are not going to be able to charge as much for its use.

So at every level, every lever that is available to us to reduce energy prices, we are using. We will keep at it and that is our commitment.

JOURNALIST:

Given that profit announcement, do you think that the company is obliged to put some of that money into keeping Liddell open?

PRIME MINISTER:

Well we have asked the company to keep Liddell open until at least 2025, by which stage Snowy Hydro 2.0 will be in operation. But I can assure you that what we have put in place with AEMO, the Australian Energy Market Operator is the mechanism that will ensure there is dispatchable power through the National Electricity Market, including in New South Wales.

I should also add that we are very attracted to recommendation four of the ACCC, which as you know recommends the Government providing a ‘put’, effectively an offtake of last resort for the tail risk of new energy generation projects. That’s got a lot of merit and I’m sure that we will be implementing that subject to proper consultation and design.

 


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McEnroe will cost Nine a fortune. What, no Fred Stolle? And running a pop up studio inside the Tennis Australia complex won't be cheap either rental wise either.
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Would much rather listen to Hamish or Basil commentate than Tony Jones....
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I would miss the banter between Todd and rennae Stubbs. And l the unintentional humour of San smith. But John McEnroe will be a good addition.
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I've never understood the reporting of suicide. When they are Australian it is never reported as such but when it happens overseas it is mentioned. Seems like there is contradiction there.
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The Chef's Line at 55,000 viewers nationally . I think SBS should tell us why this show was renewed after a lack lustre first series. Exactly how much is it costing Australians to support these 55,000 viewers ? I reckon it's about $2 a viewer. What a waste.
          This Cool Australian Home Brand is Now Available Stateside—And Approved by One of Our Favorite Designers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I'll admit it—ever since I saw Sarah Sherman Samuel's A-frame makeover, first on her own blog Stories and later in Sunset magazine, I've been fan-girling pretty hard over her. Which, in case you're wondering, includes interviewing her for Apartment Therapy whenever I can and watching her every move on Instagram stories, particularly once she started showing sneak peeks of her Mandy Moore project, which, I think, we all can agree was pretty dope. So anytime SSS pops up on my feed, I'm game to see what she's getting into. And with her recent move and new family reno on the horizon, you better believe her stories have been a treasure trove of shopping sources.

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Maybe a wine from South America or Australia - but definately from the New World
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Topic follows from the recent TV Documentary ' Chateau Chunder - When Australian Wine Changed The World'
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Tennis and wine (weather permitting) is there a connection? Not really - except I love watching tennis and I love drinking wine. With the Australian Open in full swing let's combine the two!
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A change to this weeks topic - we talk Wine, water and Australia.
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Prepare quotes for qualified prospects and collect payment. Our software is used as far as Hong Kong and Australia and this is an exciting period of growth for...
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The consolidation of Australian TV assets helped boost revenue in the June quarter, but led to a write-off that weighed on the company’s bottom line.
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#Repost @dmcaustralia (@get_repost) ・・・ The 2018 Australian DMC DJ Championships kick off this month starting with VIC Heats next Friday 10th August @thelaundrybar feat. @spellspellspell (2017 DMC World Online Champ)!! Tickets available at www.laundrybar.com.au ! Let the battles begin !! . . . . . . . . #skratchermelbourne #skratcher #turntablist #portablist #turntablism #portablism #scratch #cut #melbourne #melbournedjs #melbournemusic #whatsonmelbourne #broadsheetmelbourne #dj #practiceyocuts
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La gran mayoría de los inmigrantes que llegan a Australia se afincan en Sídney o Melbourne. Viajar a las zonas regionales se presentan como una alternativa.

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La gran mayoría de los inmigrantes que llegan a Australia se afincan en Sídney o Melbourne. Viajar a las zonas regionales se presentan como una alternativa.


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El maestro Timbalero Luisito Quintero es oriundo de Caracas, Venezuela, donde su padre, un respetado percusionista por derecho propio, enseñó y animó a su hijo a convertirse en uno de los mejores percusionistas de la música.

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El maestro Timbalero Luisito Quintero es oriundo de Caracas, Venezuela, donde su padre, un respetado percusionista por derecho propio, enseñó y animó a su hijo a convertirse en uno de los mejores percusionistas de la música.


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Proceedings continue in the banking royal commission with a closer look at super funds run by Australia's second largest wealth manager IOOF, and potential conflicts of interest.


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Cate Campbell continued on her path towards redemption as she blew her Rio conqueror Simone Manuel away to record the fastest ever relay split, anchoring Australia to a shock gold.


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The proposed National Energy Guarantee will fall well short of demonstrating Australia's commitment to tackling climate change — and well short of the ambitious strides being taken by our Pacific neighbours, writes Helen Szoke.


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At just 16 years old, Josh Brnjac, is one of Australia's youngest CEOs. So how does a high school dropout found two companies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars?


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A rare Alaskan shorebird, rarely spotted in the southern hemisphere, was seen in Australia for the first time last summer, and there is hope it will return in coming months.


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A town in WA attracts people from around the state to live out their final days, thanks to top-notch palliative care, advanced health research initiatives, and a community-owned, state-of-the-art hospice.


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Rugby Australia are set to announce Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has signed a five-year deal that will take him through to the end of 2023. Rugby Australia have called a …
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The University of Melbourne welcomes the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop’s announcement of Professor Pookong Kee’s appointment as the next BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University.


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Con un post su Instagram pubblicato ieri, Max Blardone ha annunciato di essere arrivato dall'altra parte del mondo, a Queenstown in Nuova Zelanda, dove nelle prossime settimane seguirà gli allenamenti oltreoceanici di Ian Gut, il fratello minore di Lara.

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The program is being led by TI Australia with support from the TI Secretariat in Berlin and funding from the BHP Billiton Foundation.... $67,000 a year
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Dr. Shahid Shamsher is one of India’s first certified Trichologist practicing in the field of Trichology since 27 years. He is the only Trichologist in India to be simultaneously certified from U.K, Australia and India. Dr. Shahid Shamsher has successfully treated over 1 Lakh+ cases of hair and scalp disorders through personal consultation.


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Dr. Shahid Shamsher is one of India’s first certified Trichologist practicing in the field of Trichology since 27 years. He is the only Trichologist in India to be simultaneously certified from U.K, Australia and India. Dr. Shahid Shamsher has successfully treated over 1 Lakh+ cases of hair and scalp disorders through personal consultation.


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          ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star Accused of Inappropriately Touching Actress      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The actress at the center of Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s defamation suit against a Sydney newspaper alleged he touched her breast and lower back during a Shakespeare production three years ago, documents presented in court said Thursday. The 67-year-old Australian actor is suing The Daily Telegraph in the Federal Court over articles in December that…
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Canberra, Australia's most populous state, was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday. Farmers are enduring one of the driest Southern Hemisphere winters on record and as a result, farm reservoirs have dried up and crops are failing. Determined to do their part for the community, Birch Restaurant has created an initiative to support local farmers in this difficult time.

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          Chaves to miss Vuelta a Espana after being diagnosed with mononucleosis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mitchelton-Scott have announced that Esteban Chaves has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will not participate in the forthcoming Vuelta a España. The Colombian has not raced since the Giro d’Italia in May, where he won atop Mount Etna in the opening week but then abruptly dropped out of the general classification race on stage 10.

Chaves struggled through the remainder of the Giro, reaching Rome in 72nd place overall. He has undergone a battery of tests in the intervening period, with Mitchelton-Scott revealing on Thursday that he had been “diagnosed with a number of viruses, including Mononucleosis (also known as Epstein-Barr or Glandular Fever), along with sinus and allergy reactions.”

Although Chaves has been cleared to resume training after 10 weeks off the bike, it is unclear if he will return to competitive action in 2018. Mitchelton-Scott confirmed that he will not ride the Vuelta, where Simon Yates is slated to lead the line for the Australian team.

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“It’s been a hard period. Since 2012, I haven’t been off the bike this long, especially because I can’t. It was not fast like you want. In this sport, we are used to answers and results coming fast and this process was slow and the time can make you crazy,” Chaves said in a statement on Thursday.

“We discovered some sickness, the doctors can always explain better, we had a surgery as well, and after that it was just waiting and having confidence to overcome what was a weird case.

“I’m happy to be back on the bike. It still hurts for sure, but I can already feel some differences; it’s a different suffering than I had before. Now it’s the normal suffering we get when starting again after such a long time off training. We are on the right path again and we have to keep patience and confidence like always.”

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com


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Mitchelton-Scott's Jack Haig found the climb up Mount Nebo during stage 2 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Wednesday to his liking, finishing the stage in eighth place and climbing from 15th overall to ninth.

But the 24-year-old Australian said it was a little unexpected the way the peloton tackled the climb at the US 2.HC race.

"I was a little bit surprised at what the racing's like here," Haig told Cyclingnews at his team bus after the finish. "Just at the bottom of the climb there, I was thinking, 'It's a 40-minute climb. We can start in the middle of the pack and I'll be all right.'

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"But they went full-gas from the bottom and just split it to pieces straight away," he said. "It put me a bit on the back foot, but I guess it makes sense racing at altitude. The idea is to put someone in the red so that they never come back again. Luckily, I came back. I went into the red a little bit, but I came back. But it was a good day."

The rider doing the damage at the head of affairs was LottoNL-Jumbo's Sepp Kuss – the 23-year-old former mountain biker from Durango, Colorado. Kuss countered an attack from Trek-Segafredo's Peter Stetina in the opening kilometres of the climb and then set off on a long day alone on the front, eventually winning the stage ahead of teammate Neilson Powless and claiming the overall lead.

Haig crossed the line with a group of 10 riders that were 32 seconds behind the winner, and just three second behind Powless and third-placed Kyle Murphy (Rally Cycling). The Australian is now 40 seconds behind Kuss on the overall classification with four stages left, and the race's toughest days ahead. But Wednesday's first day in the big mountains forced just about all the GC contenders to come front and centre.

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Vatican City, Aug 9, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families will be likely his first international trip not to include the “sostituto,” or deputy, of the Vatican Secretariat of State among the papal entourage.
 
Since the former “sostituto”, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, was created cardinal and promoted to lead the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in May, the position has been vacant.
 
The pope was expected to fill the position once Becciu’s mandate formally ended at the end of June, but he did not do that.
 
Now that the trip to Ireland is approaching, reports are spreading that Pope Francis might appoint Becciu’s successor by the end of the week.
 
The position of the “sostituto” is important for the functioning of the Secretariat of State and the entire Roman Cura.
 
According to Pastor bonus, the apostolic constitution that defines the tasks and competencies of Curial offices, the “sostituto” is at the helm of the first section of the Secretariat of State, the section on “general affairs.”
 
In practice, the “sostituto” works as a coordinator, and as a link between the pope and the secretary of state, becoming in many cases the person closest to the pope.
 
This is likely the reason Pope Francis wants to ponder carefully who will be the next “sostituto.”
 
On the other hand, the competencies of the “sostituto” might change some when Praedicate evangelium, the anticipated apostolic constitution updating the governance structures of the Vatican, is published and takes effect, and the pope might be waiting for the promulgation of that document before appointing a person to the role.
 
The Secretariat of State has already changed its shape under Pope Francis; the pope established in November a third section dedicated to the pastoral care of nuncios and other diplomatic personnel.
 
The newly established department took on the competencies of the Office for Pontifical Representatives, which was previously under the first section of the Secretariat. As the same time, the third section also absorbed some of the tasks generally entrusted to the first section, among them the presentation to the pope of three candidates for an nuncio position, and granting special permissions or delegations to nuncios.
 
The new “sostituto” will be called to work out a transition toward a new modus operandi of the Secretariat of State.
 
There has been a great deal of speculation about who will be picked for the job.
 
The “sostituto” is entrusted with general affairs, so it is not a diplomatic role, as is the Secretary for the Relations with States, who heads the Second Section. However, lately the “sostituto” have been from picked among the ranks of papal nuncios, as all of them have had experience and in its diplomatic work.
 
Since the position of the sostituto was created in 1831, there have been 20 deputies to the Secretary of State, and 17 of them were Italians. The tradition of an Italian “sostituto” was broken under John Paul II, who picked the Spanish Eduardo Martinez Somalo (1979 – 1988),  the Australian Edward Idris Cassidy (1988 – 1989) and the Argentinian Leonardo Sandri (2000 – 2007).
 
Since 1953, the “sostituto” has always had a past in the diplomatic service.
 
Will Pope Francis keep that tradition?
 
Vatican observers claim that the pope will likely choose an active nuncio for the position. Some have speculated that the pope might pick Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, nuncio to Peru, or Archbishop Giordano Caccia, nuncio to Philippines. Other reports say that the top candidate for the position might be Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See Observer to the United Nations in New York.
 
It is also rumored that the pope might appoint Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano as “sostituto”- he is a long term friend of the pope, he is serving as secretary of the Council of Cardinals, and so he would be the well positioned to oversee Curia reform – including that of the Secretariat of State.
 
However, there is no consensus candidate within the Vatican corridors. Names circulate in conversations with Vatican officials, but they are considered to be, at best, possibilities.
 
Among the possibilities, there is a new entry who could represent a concrete option for the future: Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, apostolic nuncio to Mozambique.
 
Archbishop Peña Parra fits many of Pope Francis’ priorities.
 
First, he is not Italian, and Francis seems keen to dispense with an overreliance on Italians.
 
Second, he comes from Venezuela: with his appointment, Pope Francis might further show his attention to the situation in that country, where every Church mediation in the messy political situation has thus far failed.
 
Third, he was apostolic nuncio to Pakistan from 2011 to 2015, a country to which Francis has paid particular attention, even appointing a cardinal from Pakistan at the last consistory.

Peña Parra therefore has a deep knowledge of two of the scenarios that Pope Francis deems important. In addition, his doctoral dissertation has become a reference point for study of human rights, an issue of importance to the pontiff.
 
At the moment, and for all of these reasons, the appointment of Archbishop Peña Parra is considered a strong possibility. However, Vatican sources have maintained that “the pope will make his decision alone,” and that “the pope can always surprise us.”
 
Much will be understood from the timing of the appointment: while it seems really likely that the pope will announce the appoint of the new “sostituto” by the end of the week, the decision can always be postponed to September, when vacation time is over and when the reform of the Curia should renewed in full swing.


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Authors: Mohammad Kamel, Neda Keyvani, Hadi Sadoghi Yazdi

In web era, since technology has revolutionized mankind life, plenty of data and information are published on the Internet each day. For instance, news agencies publish news on their websites all over the world. These raw data could be an important resource for knowledge extraction. These shared data contain emotions (i.e., positive, neutral or negative) toward various topics; therefore, sentimental content extraction could be a beneficial task in many aspects. Extracting the sentiment of news illustrates highly valuable information about the events over a period of time, the viewpoint of a media or news agency to these events. In this paper an attempt is made to propose an approach for news analysis and extracting useful knowledge from them. Firstly, we attempt to extract a noise robust sentiment of news documents; therefore, the news associated to six countries: United State, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France and Australia in 5 different news categories: Politics, Sports, Business, Entertainment and Technology are downloaded. In this paper we compare the condition of different countries in each 5 news topics based on the extracted sentiments and emotional contents in news documents. Moreover, we propose an approach to reduce the bulky news data to extract the hottest topics and news titles as a knowledge. Eventually, we generate a word model to map each word to a fixed-size vector by Word2Vec in order to understand the relations between words in our collected news database.


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New 2019 Giant Trance 29 Trail Mountain Bike – Ten Things to Know

A champion of the 27.5” movement in recent years, the world's largest bicycle manufacturer is starting to embrace the 29er wheel size once again, with the all-new Trance 29 being the latest bike in Giant's mountain bike range to score bigger hoops.

Of course, the change to 29” wheels isn’t the only change with the Trance 29, with a host of new additions including modern suspension mounting, a refined geometry and modern manufacturing techniques. Join us as we take a look at ten things to know about the all-new Trance 29 trail mountain bike.

1.Big Wheel Keep on Turning

With Giant claiming the Trance 29 has been in development for two years, the plan for the 2019 Trance 29 was to create an efficient trail bike that was simply fun to ride. The end result is a relatively short-travel trail bike that's designed to complement the existing and hugely popular 27.5" Trance platform, a bike that remains in the line-up for 2019.

The bigger 29in wheels are widely celebrated for the additional rollover ability and stability they provide, and Giant have gone to great lengths to overcome the negatives often associated with big wheeled bikes of the past, such as cumbersome handling and frame flex.

2.Modern Geometry

In order to accommodate the larger rolling stock, Giant have completely overhauled the geometry for the Trance 29er, ensuring it retains all the agile handling features of the 27.5” model whilst offering up the increased stability the larger wheels provide.

In a nutshell, the new Trance mimics the geometry numbers of much longer travel bikes, offering a short rear-end (435mm), extended front center, a raked head tube angle (66.5º) and a steep seat-tube (74.5º) to bring the rider over the front of the bike during climbing. Such a slack head angle would typically make a bike feel floppy at low speeds, but Giant have worked closely with its suspension partners to use a shorter offset fork of just 44mm in order to find a sensible balance.

3.Beefed-Up, Up Front

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Each model in the Trance 29er range offers 130mm travel up front, and 115mm at rear, less than what's commonly found on many modern trail bikes, but through clever tuning, it's certainly up to the task.

Looking at the Advanced Pro 29er 0, on the front sits an all-new 130mm travel front suspension fork courtesy of boutique brand DVO. Giant worked closely with DVO when developing the Trance 29 in tuning the front and rear suspension to work in unison with each other. This balanced suspension feel isn’t limited to the top-level offering either, with Giant claiming they’ve replicated a lot of the rebound and compression found on the flagship model, on more modestly priced bikes further down the range.

4.Doubling Down on the Composite

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As is the case with the Anthem Advanced 29er unveiled in 2018, the Trance Advanced Pro 29er scores full composite front and rear triangles. Giant claim the move from alloy to composite construction for the rear triangle was made to aid in stiffness and compliance, all whilst reducing weight. As a result of this new frame, the top-end Advanced Pro 29er 0 weights in at a claimed 12.2kg for a complete size medium (without pedals).

5.1x Specific

As is the common industry trend, more and more manufacturers are looking towards 1x drivetrains (with a single chainring up front) due to their simplistic nature and lower maintenance they require.

Giant says the decision to make the Trance 29er range 1x specific was made in order to allow for more tyre clearance out back and allow the trunnion mount rear shock to perform just how they wanted, without any restrictions.

6.Trunnion Mount Standard

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The Trance 29 is Giant's latest model to score a trunnion mount rear shock, helping to create a lower leverage ratio which in turn allows for a lower rear shock spring pressure to be used. By lowering the pressure, the suspension stroke is smoother and aids in pedaling and braking efficiency. Giant also say the trunnion mount standard allows for a lower centre of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.

7.Boost Spacing

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The entire Trance 29 range makes use of boost spacing front and rear. This wider hub spacing (110mm front and 148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added traction and control, and also allows for more tyre clearance (up to 2.6”) without compromising drivetrain performance.

8.Updated Rolling Stock

Released in conjunction with the Trance 29 range is an update to the range of Giant mountain bike wheelsets. The TRX 0 wheelset fitted to the Trance Advanced Pro 29er 0 range scores 27mm inner width composite rims, 28 spokes front and rear, laced to premium DT Swiss 240 hubs, and are said to tip the scales at just 1662g. Giant says the updated TRX 0 and TRX 1 wheelsets have a two-year warranty and have better impact protection compared to its previous offroad carbon wheelsets.

9. Carbon or Alloy, The Choice is Yours

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As is the case with the rest of the 2019 mountain bike range, the Trance 29 range is available in both composite (aka, carbon fibre) and aluminium build options. As detailed above, the Trance Advanced Pro 29er makes use of a complete Advanced composite frame, whereas the standard Trance 29 range makes use of Giant’s own Aluxx SL aluminium. All models, including the aluminium versions, feature a new one-piece composite rocker link to drive the trunnion mount rear shock.

10.Pricing and Availability

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The Trance 29 range is available in Australia right now from leading retailers across the country. Check with your bike shop for local availability.

Australian models and pricing are as follows;

  • Trance Advanced Pro 29er 0: RRP AU $8,999

  • Trance Advanced Pro 29er 1: RRP AU $6,299

  • Trance 29er 1: RRP AU $5,499

  • Trance 29er 2: RRP AU $3,699


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          Homlessness in Australia still on the rise - Obdachlosigkeit in Australien steigt stetig      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

More than 100,000 people in Australia are homeless. 'Homelessness Week' aims to increase awareness for this problem. We talked to Sven Ladiges from the Department of Human Services about why people become homeless and whom it affects. 

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Mehr als 100.000 Menschen in Australien haben kein gesichertes Zuhause. Auf dieses Problem soll diese Woche die "Homelessness Week" aufmerksam machen. Wir haben mit Sven Ladiges vom Department of Human Services darüber gesprochen, welche Gründe es für Obdachlosigkeit geben kann und wen es betrifft.


          Swiss Military Small Band in Australia: "Music, battle and war have always been interconnected" - Swiss Military Small Band in Australien: "Die Verbindung von Musik, Kampf und Krieg ist eine sehr alte"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Swiss Military Small Band is touring Australia for the first time, with four concerts in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. We spoke to lieutenant colonel Patrick Robatel and Swiss Ambassador Pedro Zwahlen to find out more. 

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Die Swiss Military Small Band tourt derzeit in Australien, mit vier Konzerten in Sydney, Canberra und Melbourne. Wir sprachen mit Oberstleutnant Patrick Robatel aus dem Kanton Jura und dem Schweizer Botschafter in Canberra, Pedro Zwahlen.


          Austrian fingerstyle guitarist Thomas Leeb - "Flamenco and Irish music are just two of my many influences" - Der österreichische Fingerstyle-Gitarrist Thomas Leeb - "Flamenco und Irische Musik sind nur zwei meiner vielen Einflüsse"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Austrian fingerstyle guitarist Thomas Leeb has come to Australia for three concerts in Victoria. In this interview, he tells SBS about the origins and development of his unique brand of acoustic guitar playing, how he started as a street musician in Europe, why he lives in Los Angeles and why his favourite gig was in Brazil.

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Der österreichische Fingerstyle-Gitarrist Thomas Leeb ist für drei Konzerte nach Australien gekommen. Im SBS Interview erzählt er über die Ursprünge seiner Leidenschaft, was Fingerstyle-Gitarre ist, wie er als Strassenmusiker in Irland begann, warum er seit 20 Jahren in Los Angeles lebt und welches südamerikanische Land für ihn das beste Konzertpublikum hat.


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Each spring, summer and autumn, Rachel Snow and Tim McMillan tour around Europe, traveling from one gig to another, with their violin and guitar. In winter, they flee home to Australia. We met up with the adventurous duo at a concert in Nuremberg.

 

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Im Frühling, Sommer und Herbst touren Rachel Snow und Tim McMillan rund um Europa, von Konzert zu Konzert, mit Geige und Gitarre. Den deutschen Winter verbringen sie in ihrer australischen Heimat. Wir trafen das abenteuerlustige Duo in Nürnberg.

 


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The Turnbull government has announced a new $190 million package for farmers as they struggle through what's being described as one of the worst droughts of the past century. German farmers are hoping for relief too, but need to be patient so far.

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Die australischen Farmen kämpfen mit Dürreausfällen und erhalten jetzt eine halbe Milliarde Dollar Beihilfe vom Staat. Auch in Deutschland sind die Äcker seit Juni staubtrocken und die Ernteeinbußen enorm, aber hier steigen bisher nur die Marktpreise - auf eine Entscheidung zur Subventionierung wird noch gewartet.


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Australia’s population is reaching 25 million people this week. It comes amid concerns population growth, which increased by 1.6 per cent last year, is putting pressure on infrastructure in some of Australia’s biggest cities.

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Dienstagabend wird die Einwohnerzahl Australiens 25 Millionen überschreiten. Mit einem zuletzt jährlichen Wachstum von 1,6 Prozent liegt Australien deutlich über dem UN-Schnitt (1,1). Doch mit der Bevölkerung steigt auch der Druck auf die Infrastruktur, speziell in den Ballungszentren Sydney und Melbourne. Ein SBS-Studiogespräch mit Expertenstimmen.


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The dramatic visa changes that have taken place in 2018 indicate that migration to Australia has become more challenging than in previous years.

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          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 07/29/17      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS President Donald J. Trump took to twitter to announce that "transgender people" will be prohibited from serving in the military. The New York Times reports this move aims to resolve breach between Whites regarding whether "taxpayer money should pay for gender transition and hormone therapy for transgender service members." Race Soldiers are wisely using this controversy to advance conflation between "gay rights" and white supremacy. Former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up to a Colorado audience about a snippet of the racist abuse she and her family experienced while in the White House. ""Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who wonâ??t see me for what I am because of my skin color," said Mrs. Obama. Whites in Minneapolis widely circulated and praised images of Philando Castile's mother, Valerie, warmly embracing the Australian relatives of Justine Damond, who was killed this summer by Minnesota police. And with a masterstroke of racial showcasing, HBO spotlighted a group of black producers to defuse charges that their new show, which dramatizes a Confederate triumph in the Civil War, is not racist. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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Tributes paid to Australian golfer, who has died aged 36.
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Category: 
Crime and Mystery

Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly has moved with his girlfriend to a new town and is once again a newbie in the ranks of the local police branch.  Tasked to cast a fresh eye over their cold cases, Cormac is diligently ploughing through the work but is keen to take on something more high profile.  It does niggle that he is not tackling anything current and that his new Galway colleagues aren’t that welcoming, but there is at least one friendly face in the office and Cormac knows he must prove his worth once again to a new audience. 

When presented with a case file from twenty years ago, Cormac is shocked to realize that as a young and fresh police officer, he was the Garda involved in the original callout.  Five year old Jack Blake was placed into foster care and as for the teenage sister Maude, that was the last anyone heard of her after the death of her mother.  It saddens Cormac to be told that the body recently found in the local river was that of the now twenty-five year old Jack Blake.  Jack’s doctor girlfriend Aisling is in shock over her partner’s death but soon has a new ally to stir things up – the newly returned Maude.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Ireland
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
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ISBN: 
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#1 Cormac Reilly
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2018
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Harper Collins Australia

          The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Detective Sergeant Cormac Reilly has moved with his girlfriend to a new town and is once again a newbie in the ranks of the local police branch.  Tasked to cast a fresh eye over their cold cases, Cormac is diligently ploughing through the work but is keen to take on something more high profile.  It does niggle that he is not tackling anything current and that his new Galway colleagues aren’t that welcoming, but there is at least one friendly face in the office and Cormac knows he must prove his worth once again to a new audience. 

When presented with a case file from twenty years ago, Cormac is shocked to realize that as a young and fresh police officer, he was the Garda involved in the original callout.  Five year old Jack Blake was placed into foster care and as for the teenage sister Maude, that was the last anyone heard of her after the death of her mother.  It saddens Cormac to be told that the body recently found in the local river was that of the now twenty-five year old Jack Blake.  Jack’s doctor girlfriend Aisling is in shock over her partner’s death but soon has a new ally to stir things up – the newly returned Maude.

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It has been another great year for Australian crime debuts and Derval McTiernan’s The Rùin continues this run. Much like Adrian McKinty, McTiernan sets her first Cormac Reilly novel in the old country, aka Ireland. But her take, while still procedural, is more contemporary and less overtly political.

The book opens twenty years before the main action. Reilly, a fresh faced rookie policeman, is driving down a dark country road looking for the source of a call about a domestic. He does not expect what he finds – Maud, a self-possessed fifteen year old girl, her five year old brother Jack and their single mother, dead of a heroin overdose. Reilly takes the children to a local hospital where Maud disappears and Jack goes into the care system. Twenty years later, now detective Reilly moves back to Galway from Dublin where, for his sins, he is put on cold cases. After the apparent suicide of now twenty-five year old Jack and the reappearance of his sister Maud, Reilly is handed their mother’s cold case to reinvestigate.

The narrative follows not only Reilly but Aishling, Jack’s pregnant girlfriend. Aishling believes the original theory that Jack may have committed suicide but is convinced by Maud that something is not right. McTiernan explores how Aishling moves through the stages of grief and how, when she starts to get her life back together, she could track down information that may have eluded the police.

McTiernan manages to ramp up the personal pressure on both Reilly and Aishling as the revelations start to flow. Reilly has plenty of backstory, particularly his reasons for coming back to Galway, but all this is kept firmly in the background. McTiernan gives readers enough information to get the gist, and to understand why Reilly might be targeted by his colleagues, while leaving some secrets to be revealed in future instalments.

At the same time, The Rùin addresses deep wounds in the Irish psyche. The history of child sexual abuse, the role of the church and the complicity of courts, social workers and police in the system, is explored in painful detail. Everyone, adults and children alike, is scarred and there is a recognition that there is some damage that cannot be undone while many of the perpetrators remain unpunished.

The Rùin is a deftly written, page turning procedural. It is a strong start to a new Australian crime series (and there is no doubt that this will be a series – the first chapter of book two was tantalisingly included in my copy). If you are finding it hard to keep up with the number of new Australian crime writers coming onto the scene, McTiernan is definitely one to look out for.

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          Dig Two Graves, Carolyn Morwood      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Six international artists are invited to a residency in southern Spain. What could possibly go wrong? 

Writer’s block and paintings of oranges. 

Love, lust, revenge.

A sculptor left for dead on the side of a mountain. 

Part love story, part thriller and wholly page-turning, Dig Two Graves shows us once again that ‘Morwood is a classy act.’ – The Australian 

For readers who like their crime/thrillers gore-free and more refined.

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