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'Family man' and father of four dies after pub brawl in Eildon - The A…

22-10-2017 Australia The Editor

'Family man' and father of four dies after pub brawl in Eildon - The Age

A tight-knit Victorian family is in mourning after a father of four was killed following a brawl outside a pub in Eildon, about 140 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. Three men were arrested on Saturday after the fight on Friday night in which Frankston fencer Greg Mitchem died. Play Video Don't Play Cold case: $6 million reward for Tynong North murders Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:07 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 02:30 Fatal pub brawl in Eildon Fatal pub brawl in Eildon Three men were arrested on Saturday after a fight on Friday night in which Frankston fencer Greg Mitchem died. Vision courtesy Seven News Melbourne. Cold case: $6 million reward for Tynong North murders Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:07 Video duration 01:07 Cold case: $6 million reward for Tynong ... Cold case: $6 million reward for Tynong North...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Trump's White House Creates Liars, Congresswoman Says After Gold Star …

22-10-2017 Australia The Editor

Congresswoman Maxine Waters slammed President Donald Trump and members of his administration in a series of tweets on Saturday, asking why the administration “transforms everyone into liars.” “What is it about the Trump White House that transforms everyone into liars?” Waters said. “Even the most honorable people are not immune to being overtaken by the filth wreaking from the Trump White House day after day.” Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Waters also said Chief of Staff John Kelly was “tainted by Trump” and demanded that he should offer Representative Frederica Wilson an apology. “Gen. Kelly has been tainted by Trump lying in the face of facts. Hasn't he seen the same video of Rep. Wilson that everyone else has seen?” said Waters. Waters comments came after Trump called Wilson “wacky,” tweeting early Saturday morning that Wilson is “killing the...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Trump's White House Creates Liars, Congresswoman Says After Gold Star …

22-10-2017 Australia The Editor

Congresswoman Maxine Waters slammed President Donald Trump and members of his administration in a series of tweets on Saturday, asking why the administration “transforms everyone into liars.” “What is it about the Trump White House that transforms everyone into liars?” Waters said. “Even the most honorable people are not immune to being overtaken by the filth wreaking from the Trump White House day after day.” Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Waters also said Chief of Staff John Kelly was “tainted by Trump” and demanded that he should offer Representative Frederica Wilson an apology. “Gen. Kelly has been tainted by Trump lying in the face of facts. Hasn't he seen the same video of Rep. Wilson that everyone else has seen?” said Waters. Waters comments came after Trump called Wilson “wacky,” tweeting early Saturday morning that Wilson is “killing the...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Man shot dead by police in motel confrontation in Adelaide - ABC Onlin…

22-10-2017 Australia The Editor

External Link: Assistant Police Commissioner Noel Bamford on motel shooting A 24-year-old man has been shot dead by police during a confrontation at a motel in Adelaide's inner south-east last night. The man was wanted over a hit-and-run on Friday night at Mitchell Park where a van swerved and knocked a police officer to ground who was attempting to pull the vehicle over. Police investigating the hit and run attended a Glen Osmond motel on Mount Barker Road at about 7:00pm to make enquiries. Assistant Commissioner Noel Bamford said not long after, they saw a man in one of the rooms with what appeared to be a gun. "A short time after that they heard what they believed to be two gun shots," he said. Special Tasks and Rescue group officers were called in and cordoned off the room while police negotiated with the man. "Some...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein behaviour: 'I knew enough to do …

21-10-2017 Australia The Editor

QUENTIN Tarantino has admitted he was aware of “father figure” Harvey Weinstein’s alleged mistreatment of women and didn’t do enough to stop it. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” the director told the New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t second-hand. I knew he did a couple of these things.” The Hateful Eight filmmaker, 54, admitted that both ex-girlfriend Mira Sorvino and another unnamed actress told him disturbing stories about encounters with the disgraced movie mogul, the New York Post reports. He was also aware that Rose McGowan, who last week tweeted that Weinstein had raped her, had allegedly reached a legal settlement with the exec. Despite this knowledge, Tarantino told the paper he did not realise these alleged incidents were part of a larger pattern of abuse. “What I did was marginalise the incidents,” he...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein behaviour: 'I knew enough to do …

21-10-2017 Australia The Editor

QUENTIN Tarantino has admitted he was aware of “father figure” Harvey Weinstein’s alleged mistreatment of women and didn’t do enough to stop it. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” the director told the New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t second-hand. I knew he did a couple of these things.” The Hateful Eight filmmaker, 54, admitted that both ex-girlfriend Mira Sorvino and another unnamed actress told him disturbing stories about encounters with the disgraced movie mogul, the New York Post reports. He was also aware that Rose McGowan, who last week tweeted that Weinstein had raped her, had allegedly reached a legal settlement with the exec. Despite this knowledge, Tarantino told the paper he did not realise these alleged incidents were part of a larger pattern of abuse. “What I did was marginalise the incidents,” he...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Japanese voters brave typhoon to cast ballots in snap election - Washi…

22-10-2017 World News The Editor

TOKYO — Despite the typhoon due to hit late in the evening, Japanese voters headed out on a rainy and windy Sunday to vote for their next government. Recent polls suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will win decisively in the vote. If so, it will mark another sign of the political savvy of 63-year-old Abe, who has proved an enduring force in Japanese politics despite scandals and fluctuating approval ratings.  Abe called the snap election over a year before he was mandated to, justifying the early vote by saying he needed a new mandate for the threat posed by North Korea and to work through the details of a consumption tax increase.  Many analysts suggested that Abe’s motive was in fact more opportunistic, however, with Abe taking advantage of the disarray of the Democratic party, Japan’s main opposition party, and a small bump in his own approval ratings after a...Read full article on News GN World

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Led by Jose Altuve, Astros' journey to World Series shows the heart of…

22-10-2017 World News The Editor

4:19 AM ET HOUSTON -- Manager A.J. Hinch loves to poke fun at the perception of his Houston Astros as an "analytical" organization. He's a Stanford graduate, general manager Jeff Luhnow is an Ivy Leaguer with roots in the managerial consulting world and their reputation as the smartest guys in the room occasionally rankles some old-school types in the baseball community. "We're pretty book smart, but that's not a bad thing," Hinch said Saturday. "We still have instincts. We still rely on the chemistry that's built in the clubhouse. We'll usually do the opposite of what the rest of the industry is doing to continue to move and try to find a competitive advantage. But that old-school, traditional desire to win is as big in this building as it is in any building in the big leagues." The Astros' biggest heart ticks in the littlest body, in the person of Jose Altuve. Take away the 5...Read full article on News GN World

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Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region's leaders remove…

22-10-2017 World News The Editor

As nearly half a million people protested in Barcelona, Catalonia's biggest city, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont denounced Rajoy's decision and said, "The Catalan institutions and the people of Catalonia cannot accept this attack."He called for the regional parliament to discuss "the attempt to liquidate our self-government and our democracy, and act accordingly," but Puigdemont stopped short of declaring regional independence, as he threatened to do earlier in the week.Earlier in the day, Puigdemont joined the throngs, which police estimated at 450,000 people, that took to the streets after Rajoy announced his government would invoke rarely used constitutional powers to remove Catalonia's leaders, including Puigdemont.Demonstrators shouted, "Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!" and "Rajoy, Rajoy, so you know we are leaving!" The constitutional measures -- intended to end Catalan...Read full article on News GN World

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Hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide,' relatives say - …

22-10-2017 World News The Editor

Hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide,' relatives say - Fox News

4225379 hikers-may-have-died-in-sympathetic-murder-suicide-relatives-say-fox-news The bodies of Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso were found under a tree and they appeared to have been rationing food and water.  (National Park Service via AP) The family of one of the hikers whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this week say investigators have told them that they believe the couple died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide" after becoming lost in the sprawling desert with little food or water. Relatives of 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen said investigators had based their belief on the circumstances and positioning of the bodies. The bodies of Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso, 22, were found in a steep canyon Sunday. They had been missing for nearly three months after going for a hike in late July and failing to return to their bed-and-breakfast. Autopsies found both had gunshot wounds and evidence at the scene led detectives to believe Orbeso...Read full article...

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Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, off…

22-10-2017 World News The Editor

Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, officials say - USA TODAY

USA Today NetworkSherry Barkas and Colin Atagi, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun Published 2:01 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2017 CLOSE Joshua hikers recovery efforts continue for two missing hikers. Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen(Photo: Submitted photo) The death of two California hikers who went missing in July and whose remains were discovered Sunday has been ruled a murder-suicide by the San Bernardino County coroner. During the autopsies of Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, investigators found gunshot wounds on both bodies, sheriff's officials reported. Investigators believe Orbeso shot Nguyen before turning the gun on himself, sheriff’s department spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman said. “There is no indication that he wanted to harm her; that there was any plan for something like this,” Bachman said. “We’ll probably never know why it happened,” she said. “His...Read full article on News GN World

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Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, off…

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Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, officials say - USA TODAY

USA Today NetworkSherry Barkas and Colin Atagi, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun Published 2:01 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2017 CLOSE Joshua hikers recovery efforts continue for two missing hikers. Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen(Photo: Submitted photo) The death of two California hikers who went missing in July and whose remains were discovered Sunday has been ruled a murder-suicide by the San Bernardino County coroner. During the autopsies of Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, investigators found gunshot wounds on both bodies, sheriff's officials reported. Investigators believe Orbeso shot Nguyen before turning the gun on himself, sheriff’s department spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman said. “There is no indication that he wanted to harm her; that there was any plan for something like this,” Bachman said. “We’ll probably never know why it happened,” she said. “His...Read full article on News GN World

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Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Heral…

22-10-2017 Business News The Editor

Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's largest pumped hydro storage project has taken a step forward, increasing its storage potential to 2000 megawatts hours. Genex Power has completed a technical feasibility study into stage 2 of its Kidston project, slashing construction time and changing its design to increase operational capacity to eight hours of 2000 megawatt hours of continuous generation. The pumped hydro storage project will likely begin construction next year. Photo: supplied "The Kidston renewable energy hub is currently the most advanced, lowest-cost large-scale energy storage project in the country," Genex Power managing director Michael Addison said. "The optimisation study outcomes have been developed in response to direct feedback from potential energy partners amid the ongoing backdrop of the national debate on energy policy, and the importance of ensuring dispatchability of renewable energy...Read full article on News GN Business

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Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Heral…

22-10-2017 Business News The Editor

Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's largest pumped hydro storage project has taken a step forward, increasing its storage potential to 2000 megawatts hours. Genex Power has completed a technical feasibility study into stage 2 of its Kidston project, slashing construction time and changing its design to increase operational capacity to eight hours of 2000 megawatt hours of continuous generation. The pumped hydro storage project will likely begin construction next year. Photo: supplied "The Kidston renewable energy hub is currently the most advanced, lowest-cost large-scale energy storage project in the country," Genex Power managing director Michael Addison said. "The optimisation study outcomes have been developed in response to direct feedback from potential energy partners amid the ongoing backdrop of the national debate on energy policy, and the importance of ensuring dispatchability of renewable energy...Read full article on News GN Business

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Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Heral…

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Queensland's Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expands - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's largest pumped hydro storage project has taken a step forward, increasing its storage potential to 2000 megawatts hours. Genex Power has completed a technical feasibility study into stage 2 of its Kidston project, slashing construction time and changing its design to increase operational capacity to eight hours of 2000 megawatt hours of continuous generation. The pumped hydro storage project will likely begin construction next year. Photo: supplied "The Kidston renewable energy hub is currently the most advanced, lowest-cost large-scale energy storage project in the country," Genex Power managing director Michael Addison said. "The optimisation study outcomes have been developed in response to direct feedback from potential energy partners amid the ongoing backdrop of the national debate on energy policy, and the importance of ensuring dispatchability of renewable energy...Read full article on News GN Business

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Riding in a nine-hour-old Dreamliner across the Pacific on a ferry fli…

22-10-2017 Business News The Editor

Qantas has joined the Dreamliner club and took delivery of its first plane last Tuesday from Boeing at its Everett wide-body manufacturing base near Seattle. It was then flown to Sydney via Honolulu. Here's a report on ferry flight QF7879. Pre-flight Taking delivery of a new model of aircraft is a big event for most airlines. Qantas had previously deferred Dreamliner orders, so made a big deal of picking up the first of its eight planes. A large media contingent from Australia, the United States and other countries was invited to a series of events at Everett, about 36km north of Seattle. A ceremony was held at a flight museum on the site the day the plane was unveiled, with a rush to get on it by media. There was a gala dinner where some members of the 1980s Aussie band Icehouse played. Advertisement Airline customers on the day of departure pick up planes from the Boeing...Read full article on News GN Business

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Riding in a nine-hour-old Dreamliner across the Pacific on a ferry fli…

22-10-2017 Business News The Editor

Qantas has joined the Dreamliner club and took delivery of its first plane last Tuesday from Boeing at its Everett wide-body manufacturing base near Seattle. It was then flown to Sydney via Honolulu. Here's a report on ferry flight QF7879. Pre-flight Taking delivery of a new model of aircraft is a big event for most airlines. Qantas had previously deferred Dreamliner orders, so made a big deal of picking up the first of its eight planes. A large media contingent from Australia, the United States and other countries was invited to a series of events at Everett, about 36km north of Seattle. A ceremony was held at a flight museum on the site the day the plane was unveiled, with a rush to get on it by media. There was a gala dinner where some members of the 1980s Aussie band Icehouse played. Advertisement Airline customers on the day of departure pick up planes from the Boeing...Read full article on News GN Business

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Riding in a nine-hour-old Dreamliner across the Pacific on a ferry fli…

22-10-2017 Business News The Editor

Qantas has joined the Dreamliner club and took delivery of its first plane last Tuesday from Boeing at its Everett wide-body manufacturing base near Seattle. It was then flown to Sydney via Honolulu. Here's a report on ferry flight QF7879. Pre-flight Taking delivery of a new model of aircraft is a big event for most airlines. Qantas had previously deferred Dreamliner orders, so made a big deal of picking up the first of its eight planes. A large media contingent from Australia, the United States and other countries was invited to a series of events at Everett, about 36km north of Seattle. A ceremony was held at a flight museum on the site the day the plane was unveiled, with a rush to get on it by media. There was a gala dinner where some members of the 1980s Aussie band Icehouse played. Advertisement Airline customers on the day of departure pick up planes from the Boeing...Read full article on News GN Business

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Politics podcast: Rob Sitch on Utopia and political satire - The Conve…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Canberra politics often seems beyond satire. So it’s perhaps not surprising that Working Dog’s TV show Utopia has more than once foreshadowed reality in its hilarious depictions of life in a federal authority. Rob Sitch, Utopia’s co-writer and star, says he’s had no need to draw on covert leaks and insights from bureaucrats for material. “90+% of what we find is sitting in front of everybody. It’s on the front pages.” And he’s had plenty of feedback from insiders to confirm the program hits the spot. Sitch, who relishes political satire, originally studied medicine before becoming one of Australia’s best-loved creatives and performers. Asked about his jump from doctoring to the world of entertainment, he tells The Conversation it was “a hobby that got out of hand”. Twenty years on from directing the iconic film The Castle, Sitch bemoans the trend in Hollywood that has seen it become...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Canberra Inc: 'The revolving door' of lobbyists shaping today's polici…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Canberra Inc: 'The revolving door' of lobbyists shaping today's policies - The Sydney Morning Herald

On an autumn morning this year, an elderly woman clutching a walking stick was ambling across the Members' Hall of Parliament House when she slipped and fell into a shallow pool. Standing nearby was Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who ran over to help the woman from the ground and out of the fountain. The incident was captured on camera and made the news that day, where it was noticed by 37-year-old Canberra lobbyist Michael Kauter. Play Video Don't Play Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:20 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 01:29 Barnaby Joyce steps into fountain Barnaby Joyce steps into fountain The Deputy Prime Minister jumps into a Parliment House fountain to help out an elderly woman who had fallen in. Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:20 Video...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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ABC should be transparent on staff salaries, regardless of petty polit…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Secrecy around salaries is a somewhat unusual concept in Canberra, where so many people work, or have worked, in government. Public servants become quickly used to the idea that the level at which they are employed, and the salaries they receive (or at least close estimates of those salaries), are public information. Every appointment and promotion is published in the Public Service Gazette. Every job's salary range is also published, either in the gazette or elsewhere. Most public servants don't think twice about this; it's simply a consequence of working for the government. But the reasons for this transparency are worth reflecting on. Its origins lie in the Northcote-Trevelyan reforms to the British civil service in the 1850s. Those changes aimed to wipe out the then widespread nepotism in the bureaucracy and to entrench the principle of merit in government employment decisions....Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Kevin Rudd live on stage in Canberra talking about his autobiography -…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Kevin Rudd live on stage in Canberra talking about his autobiography - The Canberra Times

Kevin Rudd's autobiography: just the first of a planned two volume exploration of his life.   Former prime minister Kevin Rudd will be in conversation with journalist Stan Grant at the Australian National University in Canberra later this month. The focus at the free October 27 event at Llewellyn Hall will be Rudd's autobiography, Not for the Faint-hearted, about  "the unlikely rise of the 'boy from Eumundi' to the most powerful office in the land' ". It is the only Canberra public event on the publicity trail for the autobiography which goes by the lengthier title  Not for the Faint-Hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpose 1957-2007 and is apparently just the first of two volumes chronicling the life of Kevin07. This first volume ends at his election as the 26th prime minister of Australia in late 2007. Central to the story is Rudd's childhood "shaped by the...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Victoria has just voted to remove its most basic human right: Paul Kea…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Victoria has just voted to remove its most basic human right: Paul Keating - The Sydney Morning Herald

Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating has reacted angrily to the passage of Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill through the state's lower house, branding it "deeply regressive" and an abrogation of "the core instinct to survive". Mr Keating, who weighed in to the contentious debate at the last minute on Thursday to warn MPs against the change, has issued a terse statement on the legislation.  Play Video Don't Play Fatal pub brawl in Eildon Play Video Don't Play Video duration 02:30 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 01:55 Assisted Dying Bill: how it happened Assisted Dying Bill: how it happened After four days, 141 proposed amendments and a gruelling 26-hour marathon sitting, historic voluntary euthanasia laws have passed Victoria's lower house. Vision courtesy Seven News. Fatal pub brawl in Eildon Play Video Don't Play Video duration 02:30

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Power play: will the government's new energy policy finally silence To…

23-10-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Power play: will the government's new energy policy finally silence Tony Abbott? - The Sydney Morning Herald

As shut-downs go, it could not have been more emphatic. Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg had just presented to the Coalition party room details of the government's long-awaited energy policy. Flanked by government officials from the energy market regulators, his presentation, while lacking detail, was well-received.  Play Video Don't Play Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:20 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:49 Turnbull in deep water Turnbull in deep water Malcolm Turnbull has nearly as many bad polls in a row as Tony Abbott did when Turnbull took power from him. Artist: Matt Davidson. Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Play Video Don't Play Video duration 01:20 Video duration 01:20 Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Can Taxify compete with Uber in Australia? Taxify,...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Visit The World's Only Carbon-Negative Country - National Geographic A…

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Bhutan is arguably the world’s happiest country. It’s also one of the greenest. That’s no coincidence. In fact, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck developed his signature Gross National Happiness index based on four pillars: sustainable development, environmental protection, cultural preservation, and good governance. Other countries have taken note, since the Himalayan kingdom is not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative. Also noteworthy: This is happening despite increasing tourism. One of the ways foreigners can contribute to the country’s conservation efforts is counterintuitive: by visiting. As a travel destination Bhutan remains unique, sandwiched between its heavily industrialised neighbours China and India. The isolated nation only opened up to foreign visits in 1974 and allowed TVs in 1999. Bhutan has built sustainability into its national identity. “Our enlightened monarchs...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Visit The World's Only Carbon-Negative Country - National Geographic A…

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Bhutan is arguably the world’s happiest country. It’s also one of the greenest. That’s no coincidence. In fact, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck developed his signature Gross National Happiness index based on four pillars: sustainable development, environmental protection, cultural preservation, and good governance. Other countries have taken note, since the Himalayan kingdom is not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative. Also noteworthy: This is happening despite increasing tourism. One of the ways foreigners can contribute to the country’s conservation efforts is counterintuitive: by visiting. As a travel destination Bhutan remains unique, sandwiched between its heavily industrialised neighbours China and India. The isolated nation only opened up to foreign visits in 1974 and allowed TVs in 1999. Bhutan has built sustainability into its national identity. “Our enlightened monarchs...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Kathmandu, Sustainability and Supply Chain - Power Retail

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

In its sixth year, the latest Sustainability Report from travel and adventure brand Kathmandu can be used as a blueprint for Australian retailers on how to do “sustainable fashion”. Kathmandu has raised the bar and embedded sustainability into its business strategy. As a result, the company has beaten its own targets when it comes to sustainability by working closely with individuals, environmental groups and even competitors to share best practice. Kathmandu’s top priority in sustainability has been aligning with the Fair Labour Association to ensure global best practice in monitoring and improving worker’s rights in the supply chain. This work was acknowledged in 2017 with a B+ rating in the Ethical Fashion Report released in April, one of the highest rankings for a New Zealand based business. In distribution, Kathmandu opened a new custom built 5 Green Star, 25,000 square metre

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Kathmandu, Sustainability and Supply Chain - Power Retail

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

In its sixth year, the latest Sustainability Report from travel and adventure brand Kathmandu can be used as a blueprint for Australian retailers on how to do “sustainable fashion”. Kathmandu has raised the bar and embedded sustainability into its business strategy. As a result, the company has beaten its own targets when it comes to sustainability by working closely with individuals, environmental groups and even competitors to share best practice. Kathmandu’s top priority in sustainability has been aligning with the Fair Labour Association to ensure global best practice in monitoring and improving worker’s rights in the supply chain. This work was acknowledged in 2017 with a B+ rating in the Ethical Fashion Report released in April, one of the highest rankings for a New Zealand based business. In distribution, Kathmandu opened a new custom built 5 Green Star, 25,000 square metre

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Transurban reports on sustainability goals - Trailer Magazine (press r…

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Infrastructure giant, Transurban, has published its FY17 Sustainability Report, referencing technology disruption, autonomous vehicles and road developments. “In our first sustainability report, we highlighted our commitment to understanding our impacts on the community, customers, employees, other stakeholders and the environment and ‘doing something about them’,” said Transurban Chief Executive Officer, Scott Charlton.“This commitment has not changed and to this day remains the foundation of our sustainability strategy. “We focused on enhancing our customers’ experience of our service on and off the road by introducing new apps and disrupting ourselves by trialling a new mobile tolling product, LinktGo, that removes the need for an account or a tag. We have also focused on our customer service approach, including assisting customers who are in hardship situations and waiving fees...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Transurban reports on sustainability goals - Trailer Magazine (press r…

22-10-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Infrastructure giant, Transurban, has published its FY17 Sustainability Report, referencing technology disruption, autonomous vehicles and road developments. “In our first sustainability report, we highlighted our commitment to understanding our impacts on the community, customers, employees, other stakeholders and the environment and ‘doing something about them’,” said Transurban Chief Executive Officer, Scott Charlton.“This commitment has not changed and to this day remains the foundation of our sustainability strategy. “We focused on enhancing our customers’ experience of our service on and off the road by introducing new apps and disrupting ourselves by trialling a new mobile tolling product, LinktGo, that removes the need for an account or a tag. We have also focused on our customer service approach, including assisting customers who are in hardship situations and waiving fees...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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New research explores link between sugar and cancer - WAtoday

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

New research explores link between sugar and cancer - WAtoday

A nine-year study has shed new light on the link between sugar and cancer, which may help to explain how tumours grow. The study, published in leading science journal Nature Communications, has shown how the Warburg Effect, in which cancer cells break down sugars more quickly than other cells, can help to stimulate tumour growth.   A link between cancer and sugar has never been conclusively shown through research. Photo: Vincent Mundy Professor Johan Thevelein, a lead researcher in the study, said in a statement, "Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of contained stimulation of cancer cells and development. "Our results provide a foundation for future research in this domain which can now be performed with a much more precise and relevant focus." Though it's often been speculated that cancer cells are fuelled by a...Read full article on News GN Health

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Appin charity house sold - Wollondilly Advertiser

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

The money raised from the auction will go towards children's cancer research. Appin charity house sold exit The Build for a Cure charity house in Appin has sold for $700,000 at today’s auction. The new homeowners are a young couple with a one-year-old son and they are first home buyers. The house was built for a Children’s Cancer Institute initiative in just 28 days by local tradies. The money raised from the auction will go towards children’s cancer research. Celebrity auctioneer Damien Cooley from The Block said it was a relief the house sold for a good price. “Today was an incredible result,” he said. “It was the culmination of a lot of hard work. The institute, McDonald Jones Homes, Walker Corporation and Di Mez Real Estate should be proud.” Mr Cooley said there were six registered bidders and three competed in the auction. “Bidding started at $600,000 which was...Read full article on News GN Health

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Parents told to relax about kids' screen time - The Sydney Morning Her…

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

Parents told to relax about kids' screen time - The Sydney Morning Herald

New York: Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens and new technologies, the message is getting louder. And while plenty of parents are feeling guilty about it, some experts say it might be time to relax a little. With kids' screen time, it's all about moderation.  Go ahead and hand your kid a gadget now and then to cook dinner or get some work done. Not all kids can entertain themselves quietly, especially when they are young. "I know I should limit my kid's screen time a lot, but there is reality," said Dorothy Jean Chang, who works for a tech company in New York and has a two-year- old son. When she needs to work or finds her son awake too early, "it's the best, easiest way to keep him occupied and quiet." She's not alone. Common Sense Media, a US-based nonprofit group focused on kids' use of media and technology,...Read full article on News GN Health

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Oral sex may up mens risk of head, neck cancer: study - India Today

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

New York, Oct 22 (PTI) Men who smoke and have oral sex with multiple partners may be at an increased risk of developing a type of head and neck cancer, a study warns. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the US found that the cancer is triggered by exposure to the human papilloma virus - known as HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. The study, published in the journal Annals of Oncology, noted that only 0.7 per cent of men will ever develop oropharyngeal cancer in their lifetimes. The risk was much lower among women, anyone who did not smoke, and people who had less than five oral sex partners in their lifetimes, researchers said. "Most people perform oral sex in their lives, and we found that oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral sex partners they had," said Amber DSouza, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Mum's genius splinter removal hack goes viral - The Sunshine Coast Dai…

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

IF YOU'VE ever had a splinter and thought it's probably easier to just cut off your whole finger than spend hours painfully trying to fish out the tiny, sharp piece of wood - you're not alone. It's the absolute worst. But the days of hacking away chunks of skin with cheap tweezers are over, thanks to one mum's ingenious hack. All you need is a kid's oral medicine syringe. Claire Bullen-Jones from Wigan, England, shared her pain-free splinter removal hack on Facebook and parents are absolutely loving it. "Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it's clean obviously!" the mum-of-two posted online. And the process is quite easy. All you need to do is put the small hole of the syringe over the splinter and quickly pull the syringe plunger out so that the suction pulls the splinter straight out, painlessly. Claire's post has been...Read full article on News GN Health

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Aspirin could reduce risk of liver cancer, new study reveals - Deccan …

22-10-2017 Health News The Editor

Washington: Taking aspirin daily can reduce the risk of liver cancer, a new study suggested. The researchers found that everyday aspirin therapy could significantly associate with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver. HBV can be contracted through contact with an infected person's blood or other bodily fluid, and the infection can either be acute or chronic. It has been estimated that around estimated 240 million people worldwide have chronic HBV. The findings also show Africa and Asia as the highest prevalence of the virus. Previous studies also show that daily aspirin therapy -- which is often prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease -- may also prevent the development of cancer. However, on another note clinical evidence is being lacked for the effectiveness of aspirin therapy in preventing HBV-related...Read full article on News GN Health

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