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Man dead after police pursuit in Northcote, Melbourne - The Age

26-06-2017 Australia The Editor

Man dead after police pursuit in Northcote, Melbourne - The Age

A man is dead after his car crashed into a fence and two parked cars after a short police chase in Melbourne. Highway patrol police tried to stop the driver for a traffic matter in Dundas Street, Northcote about 11pm on Sunday, but he took off and was pursued by police with lights and sirens activated. Play Video Don't Play Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:29 Northcote police chase leaves driver dead Northcote police chase leaves driver dead Speeding through Melbourne's inner-northern suburbs, the driver of a car has been killed following a high-speed chase in Northcote. Vision: Channel Seven Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Video duration 00:32 Woman trapped under house rescued Woman trapped under house rescued Neighbours...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Retirement village regulation lacking, leaving residents open to explo…

26-06-2017 Australia The Editor

Retirement village regulation lacking, leaving residents open to exploitation - ABC Online

Related Story: Financial exploitation of elderly rife in retirement villages Related Story: Elder abuse report a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity Residents in the nation's retirement villages are being left vulnerable to exploitation by a hotchpotch of legislation and underfunded consumer affairs bodies. Key points:Retirement village residents are not in any federal minister's portfolioSeveral people say they've had trouble selling propertyConcerns raised over dense contracts, high fees and lack of resources to instigate change A joint investigation by the ABC's Four Corners and Fairfax Media into retirement village company Aveo has found that residents are slipping through the regulatory cracks.They are not in any federal...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Pyne audio reveals same-sex marriage plans - Sky News Australia

26-06-2017 Australia The Editor

Updated: 6:47 am, Monday, 26 June 2017 One of the Turnbull government's most senior ministers says legalising same-sex marriage in Australia could happen 'sooner than everyone thinks'. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne made the comment to a gathering of moderate Liberals before the party's federal council meeting in Sydney last Friday night. The recording, obtained by Sky News host Andrew Bolt, also reveals the minister boasting that the Liberal Party is now run by its left faction. 'Friends, we are in the winner's circle but we have to deliver a couple of things and one of those we've got to deliver before too long is marriage equality in this country,' Mr Pyne said, according to the recording. 'And your friends in Canberra are working on that outcome. 'It might even be sooner than everyone thinks.' He also celebrated the success of the party's left faction, saying...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know - CNN

26-06-2017 Australia The Editor

A perfect feast to break the fast Hide Caption 1 of 13 A perfect feast to break the fast Hide Caption 2 of 13 A perfect feast to break the fast Eat little and often – Resistance may be a battle, but avoid indulging all at once."It's better to eat little portions at a time than fill yourself up all at once," says Ferreira. "Make sure you're listening to your body... being aware of what you're eating is almost more useful for people than what exact foods to eat." Hide Caption 3 of 13 A perfect feast to break the fast The art of small portions – Gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as bloating can be avoided by sticking to small portions. "You can have some GI distress when you're eating that much, especially when you're not used to it," says Ferreira. "Eat a variety, but keep your quantities small. That will just help you prevent that uncomfortable...Read full article on News GN Australia

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A boom in midair - then 90 scary minutes on AirAsia plane that shook '…

26-06-2017 Australia The Editor

A boom in midair - then 90 scary minutes on AirAsia plane that shook 'like a washing machine' - The Sydney Morning Herald

​Whatever went wrong in the air off Western Australia on Sunday, it started quickly and violently, and it did not stop for far too long. First, AirAsia X passengers told news outlets, there came a loud bang about 90 minutes into the flight to Kuala Lumpur. It woke some people up. Sophie Nicolas said it was an explosion on left wing, while Dave Parry remembered a strange smell wafting through the cabin. Play Video Don't Play Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:28 Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure An AirAsia flight has been forced to turn back to Perth after an engine reportedly failed and an explosion was heard mid flight Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Video duration 00:32 Woman...Read full article on News GN Australia

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AirAsia flight returns to Perth due to 'technical issue', passenger sa…

25-06-2017 Australia The Editor

AirAsia flight returns to Perth due to 'technical issue', passenger says 'blade came off turbine' - ABC Online

A passenger says an AirAsia X plane was shaking like a "washing machine" when it experienced a problem with its engine, and was forced to turn back mid-flight to Perth. Key points:AirAsia X flight D7237 from Perth was forced to turn back one-and-a-half hours into flight to MalaysiaPassengers say the captain announced one of the engines had seized, plane started shaking violently mid-airAirAsia said plane landed safely, turn-back due to "technical reason", guests being transferred to new flights AirAsia X flight D7237 took off just before 7:00am (AWST) today, bound for Kuala Lumpur, but experienced a "technical issue" one-and-a-half hours into the trip.The Airbus 330 landed back in Perth about 10:00am, with emergency services on site as a precaution.Water Police said marine...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban - Washington Post

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a travel ban just a week after his inauguration. He casts it as critical to deterring terror attacks in the United States. Trump seeks to halt visits from residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days so his administration can review the screening procedures for visa applicants from those countries. Opponents argue that the ban targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution, and that it stems from Trump’s campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S. Lower federal courts have so far agreed and blocked the travel ban. One court also has blocked a 120-day halt on refugee...Read full article on News GN World

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Pakistan fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140 - CNN

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

Nishtar Hospital, which is treating many of the wounded, said in a statement that more than 100 people were injured in the blast. Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital said it was treating 40 victims, all of whom had suffered burns on at least 70% of their bodies.A state of emergency has been declared in the city, Punjab provincial government spokesman Salman Sufi said. Hospitals have been placed on high alert.The truck veered off the road when the driver lost control in Bahawalpur, police official Mohammad Akhtar told CNN. As the tanker sat on the side of the road, fuel began leaking out in large pools. The blast engulfed everything around the truck, including women and children, APP reported. Many victims died immediately, while others succumbed to their injuries at hospitals. Police speculate on cause Some of the people gathering at the scene began smoking cigarettes and using their...Read full article on News GN World

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A grieving father buried a man he thought was his son — who turned up …

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

A grieving father buried a man he thought was his son — who turned up alive a week later - Washington Post

Frank Kerrigan holds a photograph of his children, John, Carole and Frank, near Wildomar, Calif. All are alive. (Andrew Foulk/The Orange County Register via AP) It’s still unclear how, exactly, the authorities of Orange County, Calif., became convinced that a body pulled from the bushes behind a phone store was that of Frank M. Kerrigan — a beloved brother and son, and very much alive. The dead man had a full head of wavy, brown-gray hair, the medical examiner noted in a report beneath Kerrigan’s name. He looked about the right age, 57; he had blue eyes; and he died with fluid in his lungs. His identity had been confirmed through fingerprints, someone at the coroner’s office told Kerrigan’s father and namesake in a phone call in early May, he told ABC 7 last week. So, no need to come down and check the body. “That was it,” 82-year-old Frank J. Kerrigan told the station. “My son was...Read full article on News GN World

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Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gatherin…

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

Girl falling from ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and they have NO means to rescue them. Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. Posted by Loren Lent on Saturday, June 24, 2017 A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate New York — and into the arms of a crowd that had gathered below to catch her. The dramatic fall and rescue was captured on video by at least one bystander at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, N.Y., about 60 miles north of Albany, where the incident took place. In the video, a girl wearing blue shorts and a gray shirt can be seen dangling from a stopped gondola and screaming as several onlookers shout in alarm. Another person is seated inside the two-person gondola, not in apparent danger of falling. “I...Read full article on News GN World

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White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion - Washin…

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion - Washington Post

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, pictured last week, said Sunday that the Obama administration was “responsible” for the failure to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Alex Brandon/AP) The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part of a widening FBI probe. Appearing on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday morning, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, struck a combative tone, saying: “It's the Obama administration that was responsible for doing absolutely nothing from August to January with the knowledge that Russia was hacking into our election. They did absolutely nothing. They're responsible for this.” President Trump and Kellyanne Conway,...Read full article on News GN World

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Trump joins A-list crowd at Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's weddin…

26-06-2017 World News The Editor

Trump joins A-list crowd at Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wedding - Politico

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton met in 2013 and got engaged two years later. | Getty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Donald Trump has gained a reputation as a wedding crasher, but on Saturday he scored an invitation with other high-profile guests to celebrate the nuptials of one of his Cabinet members. The president and first lady Melania Trump were part of the A-list crowd that gathered just blocks from the White House as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin married Louise Linton, a Scottish actress. Story Continued Below While the White House and Treasury Department had been mum on details of Mnuchin’s Washington wedding, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross broke the news about the event earlier in the week during a business conference. Mnuchin, 54, is a former Goldman Sachs executive and one of Trump’s wealthiest Cabinet members....Read full article on News GN World

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This week in finance: Banks and iron ore the barbell weighing down the…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

This week in finance: Banks and iron ore the barbell weighing down the ASX, while Rio Tinto has a tricky choice - ABC Online

With little inspiration to be drawn from a flat end to the week on Wall Street, ASX futures traders took a punt that this week might start a little higher.But then again, it was neither a very big nor convincing bet. Markets on Friday's close:ASX SPI 200 futures +0.1pc at 5,662AUD: 75.76 US cents, 67.57 euro cents, 59.49 British pence, 84.18 Japanese yen, $NZ1.04US: Dow Jones flat at 21,395, S&P500 +0.2pc at 2,438 NASDAQ +0.4pc at 5,803Europe: FTSE -0.2pc at 7,424 DAX -0.5pc at 12,733 Eurostoxx50 -0.3pc at 3,544Commodities: Brent oil +0.6pc at $US45.50/barrel, Gold +0.5 at $US1,256/ounce, Iron ore +0.4pc at $US546.75/tonne The ASX had a poor week compared to its peers. It fell 1 per cent, while the US edged up, Europe edged down and China was the pick of the bunch up 3 per...Read full article on News GN Business

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Global Economy Week Ahead: US and Europe Inflation, Yellen in London -…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

This week, inflation figures are due from Europe and the U.S., including the Federal Reserve's preferred price gauge. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak in London, and Brazil's Senate likely will hold a final vote on a contentious bill to overhaul its labor law. Continue Reading Below MONDAY: The U.S. Commerce Department releases the durable-goods report for May. Demand for long-lasting factory goods fell in April, hinting at potential speed bumps for the manufacturing sector. Economists will be watching for an indication of whether last month's report was a blip in the data. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal forecast durable-goods orders fell 0.4% in May. TUESDAY: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak in London on global economic issues, in a moderated question-and-answer session with the audience. As the Fed considers the timing of another...Read full article on News GN Business

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Network Ten: Regulator should investigate Murdoch and Gordon's behavio…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

Network Ten: Regulator should investigate Murdoch and Gordon's behaviour, experts say - The Sydney Morning Herald

The watchdog should examine whether Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon exerted control over Network Ten in breach of current laws, according to experts in media regulation. Both men own shares in Network Ten and were guarantors of a $200 million loan from the Commonwealth Bank. They recently told the Ten's board they would not guarantee the next loan of $250 million, which led the board to hand over control to administrators Korda Mentha. Play Video Don't Play ASX winners and losers - a snapshot Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:43 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 01:24 Network Ten placed into voluntary ... Network Ten placed into voluntary administration Broadcaster Ten has gone into voluntary administration one day after it halted trading shares on the ASX. Vision courtesy ABC News ASX winners and losers - a snapshot Play Video Don't Play Video...Read full article on News GN Business

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Retirement village regulation lacking, leaving residents open to explo…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

Retirement village regulation lacking, leaving residents open to exploitation - ABC Online

Related Story: Financial exploitation of elderly rife in retirement villages Related Story: Elder abuse report a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity Residents in the nation's retirement villages are being left vulnerable to exploitation by a hotchpotch of legislation and underfunded consumer affairs bodies. Key points:Retirement village residents are not in any federal minister's portfolioSeveral people say they've had trouble selling propertyConcerns raised over dense contracts, high fees and lack of resources to instigate change A joint investigation by the ABC's Four Corners and Fairfax Media into retirement village company Aveo has found that residents are slipping through the regulatory cracks.They are not in any federal...Read full article on News GN Business

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Alex Malley, CPA Australia's 'Naked CEO' who walked off with $4.9m - T…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

Alex Malley, CPA Australia's 'Naked CEO' who walked off with $4.9m - The Sydney Morning Herald

Accountancy is meant to be the profession of sober financial clarity. The gate keepers who provide the lingua franca of commerce. Not the sort of profession for flashy types, accountants are meant to be the score keepers, not the goal scorers. Play Video Don't Play ASX winners and losers - a snapshot Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:43 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 02:29 Packer's Crown slips in Asia Packer's Crown slips in Asia Crown's network of offices from Macau to Indonesia appears to have vanished, leaving the business model of its flagship Sydney resort in question. ASX winners and losers - a snapshot Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:43 Video duration 00:43 ASX winners and losers - a snapshot ASX winners and losers - a snapshot The stand out listings traded on the ASX captured at key moments through the day, as indicated by...Read full article on News GN Business

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A boom in midair - then 90 scary minutes on AirAsia plane that shook '…

26-06-2017 Business News The Editor

A boom in midair - then 90 scary minutes on AirAsia plane that shook 'like a washing machine' - The Sydney Morning Herald

​Whatever went wrong in the air off Western Australia on Sunday, it started quickly and violently, and it did not stop for far too long. First, AirAsia X passengers told news outlets, there came a loud bang about 90 minutes into the flight to Kuala Lumpur. It woke some people up. Sophie Nicolas said it was an explosion on left wing, while Dave Parry remembered a strange smell wafting through the cabin. Play Video Don't Play Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:28 Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure An AirAsia flight has been forced to turn back to Perth after an engine reportedly failed and an explosion was heard mid flight Woman trapped under house rescued Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:32 Video duration 00:32 Woman...Read full article on News GN Business

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Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald part of plan to clean up Canberra -…

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald part of plan to clean up Canberra - The Sydney Morning Herald

Legendary corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald is challenging federal politicians to prove they truly are "honourable" members. The former judge has teamed up with the Australian Institute think tank to survey MPs on their ethical values as part of a push to clean up Canberra and build momentum for a federal anti-corruption body. Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald is part of a push to clean up Canberra.  The Queensland QC – who presided over the Fitzgerald Inquiry that ultimately led to the resignation of the state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen – has developed the questionnaire that asks MPs about their attitudes towards accountability, integrity, nepotism, deception and the spending of public money. The major political parties are controlled by professional, "whatever-it-takes" politicians who are driven by self-interest and ideology, and addicted to vested interest funding, Mr...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Politicians and reporters glam up for Mid Winter Ball in Canberra - 9n…

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Politicians and reporters glam up for Mid Winter Ball in Canberra - 9news.com.au

Politics might be Hollywood for ugly people, but Canberra has just hosted its Oscars equivalent that was anything but hideous. Defying the old adage, politicians and political reporters put on a glamorous display at the Press Gallery's annual Mid Winter Ball in the Great Hall of Parliament House. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop led the fashion pack in a feathered and bedazzled purple and cream gown. Labour leader Bill Shorten's wife Chloe stunned in a tight off-the-shoulder purple gown. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy wore a black jacket over a white top with a floor-length skirt. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy. (AAP) (9NEWS) (9NEWS) (9NEWS) While the men at the ball almost all matched in black tuxedos, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce added flair to his outfit that stole the...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Government finds a way on Gonski schools funding - The Sydney Morning …

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Government finds a way on Gonski schools funding - The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor spinners were out in force on Wednesday claiming they were happy with the Turnbull government's looming breakthrough on the schools funding front. Play Video Don't Play Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:28 Previous slide Next slide Video duration 01:51 Lies, a witches brew and con-ski Lies, a witches brew and con-ski It was a tough slog for the government to get Gonski 2.0 through the Senate, negotiating with the crossbench senators who have been very animated in their thoughts on the funding plan. Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure Play Video Don't Play Video duration 00:28 Video duration 00:28 Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure Passengers survive AirAsia engine failure An AirAsia flight has been forced to turn back to Perth after an engine reportedly failed and an explosion was heard...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Political networking the Chinese way - a Sydney MP and his 'community …

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Political networking the Chinese way - a Sydney MP and his 'community adviser' - The Sydney Morning Herald

On the night of the 2016 federal election, a beaming Craig Laundy was photographed surrounded by two dozen campaign supporters who had helped him retain the Sydney seat of Reid he had snatched from Labor three years earlier. Laundy has his arm draped around the shoulder of a man in the middle of the group. His name is Yang Dongdong and he claims to be a "community adviser" to Laundy. He is also a conduit to the large Chinese-Australian community in Laundy's electorate. Craig Laundy at his 2016 election victory celebration, with his arm around Yang Dongdong. Photo: Supplied The Liberal MP disavows Yang's claims about the pair's closeness and flatly dismisses the claim Yang has worked as an adviser, despite one of Laundy's own casual staffers, Amanda Li, telling Fairfax Media on Monday that Yang is a "consultant" and is "quite close" to him. Laundy also professes complete ignorance of...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Politicians under fire for pay increases while penalty rates cut, One …

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has said he may donate his pay rise to charity, arguing federal politicians should be able to turn down the wage hike.The pay of a junior federal politician will rise to more than $203,000 a year from July 1, after the Remuneration Tribunal announced the 2 per cent pay rise for federal parliamentarians and senior public servants.Politicians will also secure a tax cut once the Government's deficit levy on Australia's highest income earners is lifted on July 1, which will lower the marginal tax rate to 47 per cent.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's pay packet will increase from $517,504 to $527,852, and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will take home $416,191.This all comes as hundreds of thousands of workers prepare to have their Sunday penalty rates cut, prompting criticism from unions.Senior...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Australians are increasingly non-partisan: Morrison - The Conversation…

26-06-2017 Australian Politics The Editor

Treasurer Scott Morrison has highlighted the difficulty of reaching today’s public, declaring Australians have “turned down the volume on Canberra’s noise”, ignoring both politicians and the media. “After 10 years of political brawling, Australians are fed up with the ‘politics-as-usual’ approach”, he said. “This means that outside the bubble of Canberra, it is increasingly not about the conflict of partisanship. These are old political fights and battle lines that hold little if no interest to everyday Australians. "Australians are increasingly non-partisan. They have their own tribes, which usually have nothing to do with politics. And their views do not always fit neatly into our partisan boxes, and nor do they care”, Morrison told the Liberal party federal council at the weekend. His comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Carnegie selected by US State Department to lead sustainability goal -…

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Carnegie selected by US State Department to lead sustainability goal - RenewEconomy

PRESS RELEASE Following a global search, ASX-listed Carnegie Clean Energy has been selected as the company to lead global business in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal number 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy. Unreasonable Goals is a partnership between the U.S. State Department and Unreasonable Group with the singular focus of accelerating achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by leveraging market forces. Speaking about the global selection process, Dr Michael Ottaviano, CEO of Carnegie Clean Energy said: “It is an incredible honour to be recognised by the US State Department as the company to lead in delivering against the affordable and clean energy goal. The only way the international community can deliver its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals is if business takes a leadership position to unlock the opportunities...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Pharmacy recognised in sustainability awards - Australian Journal of P…

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Pharmacy recognised in sustainability awards - Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)

A Sydney pharmacy has achieved Runner Up in the local Better Business Awards for its “green” initiatives Nick Logan Pharmacist Advice in Artarmon, NSW, has placed Runner Up in the Retail and Specialty Shops category for the Better Business Awards 2017. The Better Business Awards 2017 showcase and recognise the achievements of 700+ businesses who are working towards sustainability. “It’s been a long-term thing, we got introduced to the Better Business Partnership at least a decade ago,” explains proprietor Nick Logan. Front of Store Manager Bow Shearman poses with the well-earned certificate. “Since then they’ve been really proactive in supporting the community and especially our business of all businesses in considering sustainability and footprints. Right from the word go it was presented as a way to do your part with sustainability and the community in a cost-effective way – so...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Milbrodale Public School completes Rural Schools - Keeping Cool projec…

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Milbrodale Public School completes Rural Schools - Keeping Cool project - The Singleton Argus

Nestled on the edge of Wollemi National Park, Milbrodale Public School has participated in an 'Our Place' project. Nestled on the edge of Wollemi National Park, Milbrodale Public is a unique rural school with a strong sense of sustainability and environmental awareness. Now this awareness among students, teachers and parents is stronger than ever thanks to a ‘Rural Schools – Keeping Cool’ program. OUR PLACE: The students gave a special presentation on Monday to celebrate what they achieved during the 'Our Place' project. Partnered with Singleton Council and the Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter, Milbrodale Public School received funding as a part of the Office of Environment and Heritage ‘Our Place’ scheme. On Monday June 19, the students, teachers and program partners celebrated the completion of ‘Rural Schools – Keeping Cool’, reflecting on what they had learnt and achieved...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Market Pulse: Demand grows for infrastructure and building sustainabil…

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Market Pulse: Demand grows for infrastructure and building sustainability professionals - The Fifth Estate

Infrastructure sustainability is generating noticeable growth in the jobs market, with demand for Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) certified sustainability professionals increasing with each major infrastructure project announcement. Michael Antonievich, senior consultant renewable energy & environment at human resources and recruitment consultancy Polyglot Group, said multi-disciplinary consulting organisations house the bulk of these engineers and consultants, and to a lesser extent the larger construction companies. Michael Antonievich, Polyglot The NSW and Victorian markets are significantly more buoyant than the other states. The renewable energy sector is also growing steadily. “Utility-scale projects, commercial and industrial rooftop installations, and residential uptake of solar and storage, are all...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Cafes follow sustainability path - The West Australian

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Cafes follow sustainability path - The West Australian

Sumo Salad Karratha staff Jordyn Kulpa and Justin Buckley are glad to be among several local cafes joining the Responsible Cafes movement. Picture: Pablo MillerPicture: Pablo Miller A series of Karratha cafes have joined a burgeoning sustainability movement by discounting the all-important daily brew of customers who opt for reusable instead of disposable takeaway cups. After learning throw-away coffee cups can rarely be recycled and form a major cause of waste in Australia, Karratha businesses Empire Cafe, Soul Cafe, Sumo Salad, Dreamtime Cafe and High Tide Mobile Espresso have all signed on as part of the Responsible Cafes movement this month. It means coffee drinkers who bring in their own reusable takeaway cups can now get 50¢ to $1 off their orders at the cafes. Sumo Salad Karratha franchisee Jessica Miller said she was glad to see Karratha cafes join the movement and hoped...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Sustainability: A greener culture - Nature.com

26-06-2017 Sustainability News The Editor

Sustainability: A greener culture - Nature.com

In July 2015, Stephanie and Fraser Januchowski-Hartley left their home in Totnes, UK, and headed for the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France. Instead of catching a flight, they boarded a boat and then made their way across France by bicycle and train, pedalling more than 600 kilometres over 5 days. After the conference, they took a train home. Yaorusheng/Getty Emissions from air travel constitute a large proportion of many scientists' individual carbon footprints. By eschewing air travel, the pair prevented carbon dioxide emissions of roughly one-half of a metric tonne, and received the Swarovski Optik Green Travel Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, which hosted the meeting. The European branch of the organization is encouraging scientists to shrink their carbon footprints, and Stephanie, now a postdoc studying freshwater...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you’re trying to decide on something sweet to drink with breakfast, 100 percent fruit juice (that is, juice that has nothing added) is certainly healthier than juice drinks with added sugars. A cup of it can even count as a daily serving of fruit, according to the Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. And it contains many of the vitamins and minerals found in the whole fruit it comes from. Nevertheless, says Wendy White, Ph.D., R.D., an associate professor in the department of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, drinking juice isn’t the best way to get your daily dose of fruit. A key reason: Fruit juice contains little fiber, if any. “Most Americans substantially underconsume fiber,” White says, and fiber is linked with health benefits including a reduced risk of heart...Read full article on News YH Health

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LGH needs more beds: consultant - Tasmania Examiner

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

LGH needs more beds: consultant - Tasmania Examiner

An emergency department consultant has outlined the situation in the LGH. FED UP: Launceston General Hospital emergency department consultant Dr Grace Sousa. Picture: Philip Biggs. EMERGENCY department consultant Grace Sousa says staff have been lobbying Health Minister Michael Ferguson to address the issues at the Launceston General Hospital since September last year. Senior doctors wrote a joint letter to Mr Ferguson that month which led to the temporary opening of 12 beds in Ward 4D from mid-September until early this year. She said a similar solution was required to deal with bed block in the hospital now. “Capacity within the hospital is the issue,” Dr Sousa said. “You can increase efficiency as much as you want, but it won’t make up for a lack of beds.” Dr Sousa is one of nine emergency consultants to announce they will resign, retire or reduce their hours in the last...Read full article on News GN Health

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The top 5 health issues men should be worrying about - New York Daily …

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

We all know a stubborn man who refuses to go to the doctor, right? This may be one reason why men have a shorter life expectancy than women — in 2012, the average life expectancy in the U. S. was 78.8 years, a record high. Women still outlive men by 4.8 years, with an average life expectancy of 81.2 years compared to men's life expectancy of 76.4 years. Men simply tend to put their health last on their to-do list and often don't consider the risks to their health. Men who take the time and initiative to be proactive with their well-being can avoid the top 5 dangers to their health — or at the very least, catch them at an early stage when they are more treatable. 1. Cardiovascular disease 4 reasons why women get turned off by sex Whether you call it heart disease or atherosclerosis, it all points a finger at the leading cause of death in the U.S. for not just men, but women,...Read full article on News GN Health

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I discovered my partner was paying for sex - The Sydney Morning Herald

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

I discovered my partner was paying for sex - The Sydney Morning Herald

How do you come to terms with knowing the love of your life is addicted to seeing sex workers? Photo: Alexey Klementiev(kuzmafoto.com) It's difficult to pinpoint when I began to suspect Chris*, then 46, had a secret life, because the realisation came gradually and started with, of all things, his smell. We'd been living together for seven years and had known each other for eight, but sometimes when he came close to kiss me, I'd get a whiff of someone I didn't recognise and it made me uneasy. There was nothing in his behaviour that suggested an affair – no calls from "wrong numbers", no surreptitious texting, no out-of-town business – so the feeling was easy to suppress. Yes, he was more emotionally absent than when we'd first got together, and, yes, our love life wasn't what it had been, but we were still having sex, still making each other laugh, still planning on having a child...Read full article on News GN Health

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Saudi Arabia donates $67 million to tackle cholera epidemic in Yemen -…

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

Saudi Arabia says it has donated $67m (£52m) to combat a cholera outbreak in Yemen which has hit more than 200,000 people and been declared the "world's worst" by global health bodies.  More than 5,000 people are contracting the disease every day in Yemen and Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said it was growing almost impossible to control its spread.  The war in Yemen, to which Saudi Arabia is itself a leading contributor as part of an Arab military coalition, has caused dire disruption to the country’s infrastructure and healthcare system. Cholera has already killed 1,300, a quarter of them children, officials said. More than 200,000 cases have been diagnosed, and this is expected to rise to 300,000 by September, WHO senior medical consultant Dr Xavier de Radiguès told CNN.   Unicef, the WHO and its partners will receive the $66.7 million from Saudi Arabia to...Read full article on News GN Health

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Bullies use a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids: pean…

26-06-2017 Health News The Editor

They thought it would be funny: During lunch, the boys threw peanuts at a fellow student with severe food allergies. The Los Angeles area fifth-grader was so sensitive to nuts that exposure might send him to the emergency room. He said: "No, stop. That could kill me." When he turned away to talk to a friend, one of the boys stashed peanuts in the container that held his lunch. Seeing the nasty trick, the allergic boy's friends quickly grabbed the container and threw it away, possibly saving their friend from a terrible accident. This incident from 2015 appeared on a website for families dealing with food allergies. The mother of the bullied boy was interviewed for this story but spoke on the condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns. Food is a prop for celebration and for pranks. We throw rice at a wedding and a whipped-cream pie at a clown. But there's nothing funny about...Read full article on News GN Health

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