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Man charged after setting himself alight and driving into New South Wa…

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

Man charged after setting himself alight and driving into New South Wales police station - Yahoo7 News

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Former Essendon sports scientist Stephen Dank injured in shooting - Th…

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

Former Essendon sports scientist Stephen Dank injured in shooting - The Age

Stephen Dank's relationship with criminals will be investigated by police after the controversial sports scientist was shot at his Ascot Vale home in Melbourne's north-west early on Saturday. Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:57 Dank shooting: Dons sports scientist shot Video duration 00:27 Stephen Dank wounded in Ascot Vale Video duration 01:30 Panthers walk over lacklustre Broncos Video duration 01:28 Super Rugby: Highlanders beat Brumbies Video duration 00:50 Mourinho on the enigma that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Video duration 00:25 Mourinho not focused on opponents in pre-season Video duration 01:30 NRL: Cowboys thrash Bulldogs Dank shooting: Dons sports scientist shot A shooting at the residence of Stephen Dank has left the controversial sports scientist in hospital. Vision courtesy ABC News 24. Serious Crime...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Bill Shorten takes on Indigenous affairs in new Labor front bench - AB…

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

Bill Shorten takes on Indigenous affairs in new Labor front bench - ABC Online

Related Story: Kim Carr's frontbench future rests with Bill Shorten Related Story: Shorten keeps Carr on frontbench in shadow ministry shuffle Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced a substantial reshuffle of his frontbench, assembling a new team which he said would re-energise the ALP as it prepares for a second term in Opposition.The Opposition Leader vowed that his frontbench would champion Labor values and maintain pressure on the Coalition after it "scraped home" in the federal election."We're adding great energy with a new team," Mr Shorten said."We're building on the strong policy foundation of the last three years and will bring fresh voices to the national conversation."Mr Shorten has reshuffled some key portfolios, while...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Search for MH370 could be suspended - Sky News Australia

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

Updated: 4:40 pm, Saturday, 23 July 2016 The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended - but not shut down completely - if the current search operation fails to find the plane. A statement issued to relatives said for the first time that despite the best efforts of the search operation, which is scouring the Indian Ocean off Australia, the likelihood of finding the aircraft is now fading. Ministers from Malaysia, China and Australia have met in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the future of the search in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. It has been agreed that if the plane is not found in the current search area, and without any new information about its possible location, the hunt for the plane 'would not end, but be suspended'. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said: 'In the absence of new evidence, Malaysia, Australia and China have...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Munich gunman says I m am German, bullied for seven years in conversat…

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

!-- div class="byline-image" Natasha Christian, Yahoo US and agencies - Yahoo7 on July 23, 2016, 5:03 pm Video Munich shooting spree: nine killed, shooter dead !-- property: aunews-mp | module: multipass-article-body-fasttrack | flavour: V2 | health: ok --MUNICH SHOOTING RAMPAGE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR• 10 dead including the gunman and 16 injured in ‘rampage’ in Munich• Gunman said 'I'm German' in filmed conversation and he was bullied for seven years• Shooting spree happened before 4pm GMT at a McDonald’s, according to police • Authorities raid gunman's home, police say he acted alone• Europe on high alert for terrorism in wake of bombings in France and Belgium The gunman who killed nine people in the streets of Munich, Germany, before shooting himself told a bystander he...Read full article on News GN Australia

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NRL: Jarrod Croker heroics get Canberra Raiders out of jail against Wa…

23-07-2016 Australia The Editor

NRL: Jarrod Croker heroics get Canberra Raiders out of jail against Warriors - The Sydney Morning Herald

It's been 4745 days —almost 13 full years to the day — since the Canberra Raiders have found themselves in the NRL top four after 20 rounds. Jarrod Croker celebrates his golden point match-winner. Photo: Getty Images One of the biggest droughts in rugby league is over but not before Canberra nearly threw away victory in a golden point heart-stopper against New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium on Saturday. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart should make sure his health insurance is up to date after his side gave up a 22-4 lead with 10 minutes remaining before prevailing on the back of a fine captain's knock by Jarrod Croker. Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett said before the season started the centre would be the first player picked in his backline if he was NSW Origin coach. Perhaps the Broncos mentor has been proven right. Advertisement Just two weeks after Jordan Rapana sealed a game...Read full article on News GN Australia

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC - Washi…

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

Donald Trump painted a dark picture of America during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, but some of his doomsday stats are rather dubious. The Post's Fact Checker examined 25 of his key claims. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) The dark portrait of America that Donald J. Trump sketched in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention is a compendium of doomsday stats that fall apart upon close scrutiny. Numbers are taken out of context, data is manipulated, and sometimes the facts are wrong. When facts are inconveniently positive — such as rising incomes and an unemployment rate under 5 percent — Trump simply declines to mention them. He describes an exceedingly violent nation, flooded with murders, when in reality, the violent-crime rate has been cut in half since the crack cocaine epidemic hit its peak in 1991. In his speech, Trump...Read full article on News GN World

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Florida player helps stop sexual assault outside Gainesville bar - Spo…

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android. Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia was involved in halting a sexual assault taking place outside a Gainesville bar early Thursday, according to multiple reports. Garcia told local NBC affiliate First Coast News he works security behind 101 Cantina and witnessed the assault behind the bar while taking out the garbage. He said he then went up to the man, 34-year-old Christopher Shaw, grabbed him and told him to stop, helped by a co-worker. Shaw broke free and escaped but was later arrested and charged with sexual battery. The Gainesville Police Department said videos clearly show both Shaw and the victim, and that the victim "was mentally and physically unable to give consent due to her level of intoxication," according to News4Jax.com. Garcia, a redshirt junior, joined the team as a walk-on in...Read full article on News GN World

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Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons -…

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons - NPR

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an event on May 24, in Alexandria, Va. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an event on May 24, in Alexandria, Va. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority for a blanket restoration of voting rights to the state's felons. McAuliffe had issued a sweeping executive order in April that affected 206,000 ex-offenders in the state. In a 4-3 ruling, the state's justices said under the state constitution, McAuliffe didn't have the authority for such a proclamation. "Never before have any of the prior 71 Virginia Governors issued a clemency order of any kind — including pardons, reprieves, commutations, and restoration orders — to a class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature...Read full article on News GN World

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With Pick, Hillary Clinton Signals She's Looking Past Inauguration Day…

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

They align on policy and style.Mr. Kaine is a strong advocate of gun control, opposes the death penalty and favored the Iran nuclear deal. He has also backed some restrictions on abortion and is a strong supporter of Israel. While he holds many progressive views, the fact that he does not come across as a fire-breathing partisan has helped give him a reputation as a moderate. He comes across like the nuts-and-bolts governor and mayor he once was — perhaps even a little boring — but it’s a style and approach to governing that won’t upstage Mrs. Clinton.“Tim is a sensible and pragmatic guy whose presence on the ticket will be very reassuring to centrist Democrats,” said Steven Rattner, a Wall Street financier and longtime ally of the Clintons. 2016 Election Polls Get the latest national and state polls on the...Read full article on News GN World

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Brush fire burns more than 3300 acres near Santa Clarita - Los Angeles…

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

The formula is familiar: A punishing heatwave, dry conditions and the result is a wildfire that at first outpaces the resources to contain it.When the Sand fire near Santa Clarita was reported about 2 p.m. Friday, it had consumed a half-acre.By 10 p.m., it had jumped to 3,300 acres. “When we talk about extreme fire behavior,” said Carol Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, “this is what we mean.”By late afternoon, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the U.S. Forest Service and the Los Angeles Fire Department had about 300 personnel on the ground with 30 fire engines, five helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft. The fast-growing fire, which originated on eastern edge of the Santa Clarita Valley next to the 14 Freeway at Soledad Canyon Road, spread in a southeasterly direction into the northern flanks of the Angeles National Forest, a...Read full article on News GN World

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California governor rejects parole for ex-Manson family member - CNN

23-07-2016 World News The Editor

Earlier this year, the Board of Parole Hearings had recommended her release.Van Houten and other followers of Charles Manson were convicted for the 1969 murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.In 1994, Van Houten described her part in the killings in a prison interview with CNN's Larry King."I went in and Mrs. LaBianca was laying on the floor and I stabbed her in the lower back around 16 times," said Van Houten, who was 19 at the time of the murders. After the killing, Van Houten changed into the victim's clothes and drank chocolate milk from the couple's refrigerator, according to the statement of facts regarding her case. She was the youngest of the Charles Manson followers. Gov. Brown expressed dismay over Van Houten's actions: "Both her role in these extraordinarily brutal crimes and her inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific...Read full article on News GN World

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The RBNZ just indicated it's likely to cut rates again, and now the Ki…

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has just signalled that it’s likely to cut interest rates again, and, as a consequence, the New Zealand dollar is tumbling. Here’s the key phrase from the RBNZ’s intra-meeting economic assessment released on Thursday (our emphasis in bold): Monetary policy will continue to be accommodative. At this stage it seems likely that further policy easing will be required to ensure that future average inflation settles near the middle of the target range. We will continue to watch closely the emerging economic data. On inflation, the RBNZ noted that the rate is being held below target by “continuing negative tradables inflation”. And the chief catalyst for the weakness in tradable inflation? The elevated level of the New Zealand dollar, says the RBNZ (our emphasis in bold): The trade-weighted exchange rate is 6 percent higher than assumed in the June...Read full article on News GN Business

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BHP, Anglo see only slight setbacks for iron ore production - Hellenic…

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

BHP, Anglo see only slight setbacks for iron ore production - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

BHP Billiton and Anglo American have reported setbacks in their iron ore production, but analysts said the contraction was nowhere near enough to dent the massive global supply glut that has driven prices to record lows. Overnight on Tuesday, BHP Billiton narrowly missed its iron ore output target in the financial year just ended following the Samarco disaster in Brazil, while Anglo American on Wednesday reduced its full-year production forecast in Brazil. Anglo American’s shares were down 7.1 percent at 755.6 pence by 1149 GMT, when BHP’s shares in London were down 2.6 percent at 924.1 pence, in line with the FTSE-350 mining sector index. Analysts said the steeper fall in the shares of Anglo American was not directly related to the heavily indebted company’s production results and instead blamed profit-taking on the recovery in share prices from the lows hit following the UK’s vote...Read full article on News GN Business

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Economists look to CPI for guidance on RBA - NEWS.com.au

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

Economists this week turned their attention to the inflation figures due on Wednesday and the strong chance of another interest rate cut next month. HSBC economists Paul Bloxham and Daniel Smith said the consumer price index numbers are always important for the Reserve Bank. "However, this quarter the number is even more critical to the central bank's next decision than usual," they said. The second quarter figures will help to clarify whether the first quarter weakness in inflation was a one-off or the start of a bout of persistently low inflation. "A low inflation print would give the RBA little reason not to cut further to support even more growth," Bloxham and Smith said. ANZ Bank's Jo Masters also sees the CPI figures as pivotal for the RBA's August 2 decision on rates, but there will be more to it than that. "International developments, financial market stability and the AUD...Read full article on News GN Business

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New report: Water treatment equipment market size, share, global insig…

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

World Water Treatment Equipment Market Is Expected to Reach $87,861 Million, by 2022 - Allied Market ResearchThe mud treatment and process equipment segment collectively held about two-fifths of the total market in 2015.Water treatment is done by collecting and processing water to achieve the desired properties of suspended matters. Hence, based on the raw & desired quality of water, treatment methods, number of stages, and equipment involved in different processes may differ significantly.The commonly used equipment in most of the treatment methods are process equipment, mud treatment, filtration systems & media, disinfection, meters, and membranes. The market for such equipment has increased tremendously over the past few years owing to increasing water consumption coupled with rising awareness to consume safe water.However, factors that hamper market growth are high equipment and...Read full article on News GN Business

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IoT control in the palm of your hand: does Stringify or IFTTT do it be…

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

IoT control in the palm of your hand: does Stringify or IFTTT do it better? - TechRepublic

Image: IFTTT/Stringify The Internet of Things is growing—fast. There's more and more hardware out there connecting directly to the web. IoT has work and home applications, and if you've tried integrating devices into your life you've probably realized something: it's a mess of proprietary apps. More about Innovation Thankfully there's another growing trend that simplifies IoT: workflow apps. Two in particular embrace IoT devices: Stringify and IFTTT. They can both integrate your smart devices into your life seamlessly, but in very different ways. Is there any reason to choose one over the other? IFTTT: Simple statements, minimalist philosophy. "IFTTT started with one core idea," Anne Mercogliano, VP of Marketing at IFTTT, said. "We wanted to create a programming language that was so easy anyone could use it." There aren't too many ideas in programming as simple as "if this, then...Read full article on News GN Business

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Base metals dragged lower by strengthening greenback - The Australian …

23-07-2016 Business News The Editor

Base metals dragged lower by strengthening greenback - The Australian Financial Review

Benchmark nickel slid 3.2 per cent to close at $US10,420 per tonne, after gaining 1.7 per cent on Thursday when it hit a 10-month high of $US10,900. Bloomberg A stronger US dollar knocked industrial metals prices on Friday while nickel was also hit as some investors locked in profits from a recent rally. Aluminium bucked the weaker trend and ticked higher as industrial consumers took advantage of recent declines to make purchases. The dollar index hit its highest levels since early March after data showing activity in the US manufacturing sector registered a larger-than-expected expansion, boosting expectations of a rate increase by the Federal Reserve. A firmer dollar weighs on commodities priced in the US currency, making them more expensive for buyers using other currencies. Benchmark nickel on the London Metal Exchange slid 3.2 per cent to close at $US10,420 per tonne,...Read full article on News GN Business

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ACT politicians warn of 'vote fatigue' before October vote - The Sydne…

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

ACT politicians warn of 'vote fatigue' before October vote - The Sydney Morning Herald

Latest vote count in every electorate for the federal election ACT politicians have warned many Canberra residents will face "vote fatigue" with a territory election looming and a same-sex-marriage plebiscite should the Coalition government be returned. Re-elected: Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, with MPs Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann. Photo: Elesa Kurtz The result of the federal election was unknown on Saturday night although ACT politicians were quick to claim it would bolster their prospects at the October election. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the strong swing to Labor showed Canberrans had responded positively to campaign issues including health, education and marriage equality. "We will await the counting of results in the close seats," he said. "I congratulate Mike Kelly on his success in Eden Monaro and I look forward to working with him on the Canberra region." ACT...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Politics of discontent throws up Pauline Hanson, again - The Canberra …

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Politics of discontent throws up Pauline Hanson, again - The Canberra Times

Pauline Hanson's return to federal politics after 18 years, this time as an independent Senator for Queensland, qualifies as the most unlikely outcome of Saturday's election – and perhaps the least surprising. The improbability of her comeback stems from the fact that Ms Hanson has never delivered anything of substance for her constituency. She is embarrassingly inarticulate and but for the influence of clever advisers like John Pasquarelli, David Ettridge and David Oldfield would have disappeared in 1998 never to be heard from again. Previous slide Next slide Video duration 02:11 'You love your Islam don't you': Hanson Video duration 00:45 Three Anzacs buried in France Video duration 00:27 Stephen Dank wounded in Ascot Vale Video duration 02:42 Tasmanian devils face cancer threat Video duration 01:55 Bill Shorten announces shadow ministry

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Bill Shorten calls for independent review of superannuation changes – …

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

6.43am BST06:43 Politics this afternoon Today, with the Coalition back in government, senior frontbencher Christopher Pyne had a message for chest-beating recalcitrants on his side of the house. He described the complaints of unnamed sources as “cowardly”. Put up or shut up. Malcolm Turnbull wrote to the governor general to inform him that he could indeed form a government. I’ll get back to you with the details of the swearing in, Pete. Cosgrove, meanwhile, jetted out to France to celebrate Bastille Day with the French. The National party is meeting on the morrow for a party room debate before negotiations between Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull to nut out the Coalition agreement. The Nats are maintaining the deal should be secret. This would be strange indeed, given it would be hard for the Nats to argue any achievements to their voters. But the Nats do seem confident of...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Federal election 2016: Parliament House lawns damaged by chemicals in …

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Federal election 2016: Parliament House lawns damaged by chemicals in apparent political protest - The Sydney Morning Herald

The lawns of Canberra's Parliament House have been damaged in an apparent political protest during the federal election. Previous slide Next slide Video duration 00:30 Parliament House lawn poisoned Video duration 00:27 Stephen Dank wounded in Ascot Vale Video duration 02:42 Tasmanian devils face cancer threat Video duration 01:55 Bill Shorten announces shadow ministry Video duration 00:26 Maminydjama Maymuru misses out on the crown Video duration 00:57 Dank shooting: Dons sports scientist shot Video duration 02:24 'There was nothing wrong with him' Parliament House lawn poisoned The Parliament House lawn has been vandalised - is it a protest or a high school lark? Lawn on the House of Representatives side of Parliament House, adjacent to the building's central forecourt, has been covered with tarpaulins after vandals used an...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Brendan Smyth taken out of political race in government appointment - …

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Brendan Smyth taken out of political race in government appointment - The Canberra Times

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has appointed Liberal treasury spokesman Brendan Smyth as his first Commissioner for International Engagement, a $300,000 a year appointment for five years that creates a political headache for the Liberals in the lead-up to the October election. Both Mr Barr's office and the Liberal hierarchy laughed at the suggestion that a job offer had been made when it was put to them by The Canberra Times on Thursday, dismissing it as ludicrous. Mr Smyth also denied it, but at 10am on Friday, Mr Barr confirmed the appointment. Jeremy Hanson and Brendan Smyth, on the announcement of Mr Smyth's resignation from politics on Friday. Photo: Kirsten Lawson Mr Smyth starts on August 1. His appointment takes out a key member of the Liberal team, with the election just three months away and the Liberals already having one candidate slot to fill when anaesthetist John...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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Canberra's political chill descends on the Coalition - The Australian …

23-07-2016 Australian Politics The Editor

Canberra's political chill descends on the Coalition - The Australian Financial Review

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the S&P move reaffirms the need to "stick to the plan" the Coalition set out in the last budget. Welcome back to the Canberra chill ... and we don't mean the weather. Coalition MPs filing into their first post-election joint meeting on Monday may be relieved they are still filling the government benches even if these now hardly look crowded. But this doesn't eliminate their immense frustration about the campaign and about the various prime ministerial decisions that helped create this uneasy balance of power. There will be plenty of bitter complaints directed at the presidential style of the campaign and at the federal director for an overly passive campaign that also did not react quickly enough to Labor attacks. Yet the more enduring concern on the backbench and among ministers becomes what governing is likely to look like in practice this term,...Read full article on News GN Politics Australia Canberra

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The Fifth Estate | Sustainability is all about market demand, says fas…

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Greenland, China’s biggest development company, owned by the Chinese government, has grown rapidly in Australia since announcing it would build Sydney’s tallest apartment building, the Greenland Centre in Bathurst Street in the CBD. In 2013 it had just two staff. Today it has 68 people and they’re managing a massive $3.6 billion of development value in the pipeline. Last Thursday the company unveiled a lifestyle centre to promote its latest project, nbh (for neighbourhood), comprising around 900 apartments at Lachlan’s Line, the UrbanGrowth NSW masterplanned site adjacent to the Macquarie Park railway station and 250 metres from North Ryde Station. The project is expected to be the first out of the ground in the precinct and to become a retail and community centre for the precinct. It will have 6000 square metres of retail space and a community centre, possibly for childcare, of 2500...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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IKEA demonstrates how sustainability can be affordable for Aussies ...…

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

IKEA demonstrates how sustainability can be affordable for Aussies ... - finder.com.au

Aussies say they're on board if it's easy. Australians visiting IKEA expect to find affordable, ready-to-assemble furniture, homewares and appliances. However, the release of the IKEA Australia People & Planet Positive Report emphasises the Swedish-borne retailer's strengthened commitment to sustainability, identifying ways in which everyday Aussies can save energy, money and the environment. The report reveals cost is a significant barrier in the battle for sustainability. While more than half (57%) of Australians believe there are money and time saving benefits to being sustainable, almost one in two Aussies don't know where to start. 26% of Australians see no cost-saving benefits to being sustainable but the report reveals households discard $1,036 worth of food each year. However, the majority of Aussies are already taking positive steps towards sustainability. 90% of...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Sustainability & urban advocates in Clover's election lineup - The…

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has picked a high-profile group of challengers with specialties in key community and urban issues to run with her in the City of Sydney local government election to be held on 10 September and help her beat a concerted effort to unseat her after 12 years in the position. The independent ticket includes medical profession Professor Kerryn Phelps, architect and urban design advocate Philip Thalis, lawyer and current councillor Robert Kok and arts curator Jess Scully. In the sustainability field, the team includes young and rising sustainability advocate Jess Miller, currently involved in the 202020 Vision campaign to increase green space in urban areas, and Catherine Lezer, a property and finance expert who has become an advocate for green strata reform. We spoke to the two candidates about their decision to run, and their vision for the council if...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Where business and sustainability meet in the pulp and paper ... - Gre…

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

This is a sponsored article from Domtar. Join Paige Goff, vice-president of sustainability and business communications at Domtar; and Richard Donovan, senior vice president and vice president of forestry at Rainforest Alliance, in a Q&A discussion on how sustainability plays a role in the the manufacturing of pulp and paper products. Starting with the facts, what does it mean to be “sustainable” in the pulp and paper industry? Aren’t pulp and paper products made from trees?  Paige Goff: Our industry, of course, depends on the forest, but this reliance strengthens our interest to keep forests as forests. Without a sustainable source of virgin fiber upon which to rely on, we’d be putting Domtar’s future at risk. We rely on the forest, and we rely on a healthy forest. In responsibly managed forests, trees are a renewable resource.  Sustainability is at the heart of our business...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Sustainability experts join hands to create Australia's first 6 Star m…

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

Sustainability experts join hands to create Australia's first 6 Star multi-residential project - Architecture and Design

A team of architects and sustainability consultants have answered the call from Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to create Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star multi-unit residential project. Designed by Architectus, with aid from Arcadia Landscape Architecture, Cundall, Enstruct and TSA, Shout Ridge at Sydney’s Lindfield recently received a 6 Star Green Star - Multi Unit Residential Design v1 Certified Rating, weeks out from its completion. Shout Ridge at Sydney’s Linfield. Image: Architectus The project is part of DHA’s Crimson Hill precinct development currently underway and comprises 88 apartments in two buildings which are nestled into the edge of the Lane Cove National Park. As has been the case with a number of past DHA projects, sustainability was paramount for Shout Ridge and the organisation turned to consultants with strong sustainability credentials to get there. Cundall,...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has ranked third globally in …

23-07-2016 Sustainability News The Editor

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has ranked third globally in a survey measuring listed companies ... - Financial Standard

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has ranked third globally in a survey measuring listed companies' sustainability disclosures. The fifth instalment in an annual series conducted by Corporate Knights and Aviva tracked the extent to which the world's publicly traded companies are disclosing the seven "first-generation" sustainability indicators: employee turnover, energy, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), injury rate, payroll, waste and water. The analysis is conducted at the level of individual stock exchanges - 45 in total - and is based on disclosure rates according to Bloomberg for the year 2014 (the most recent time period for which the majority of data has been disclosed). The ASX ranked third behind Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris, and ahead of the Stockholm and Copenhagen stock exchanges. In sixth place was the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, followed by the...Read full article on News GN Sustainability

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Golf's Rio return jars environmentalists, players stay away

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Golf's return to the Olympic Games next month for the first time in 112 years has been marred by the absence of the sport's leading players and a court battle over potential environmental damage resulting from a new course in Brazil. Players, including the world's top four, are turning up their noses at the Olympics, citing concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika virus even though scientists have said there is little risk visitors will be infected during the Games, which start on Aug. 5. The golfers' lack of enthusiasm comes after the host city of Rio de Janeiro built a 18-hole course on 58,000 square metres of natural park in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood. "It saddens me profoundly that a space destined for conservation has been transformed for the Olympic Games," said prosecutor Marcus Leal, coordinator of a group trying to annul the...Read full article on News YH Health

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Cerebrospinal fluid signals control the behavior of stem cells in the …

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

Prof. Fiona Doetsch's research team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered that the choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells. The study recently published in "Cell Stem Cell" also shows that signals secreted by the choroid plexus dynamically change during aging which affects aged stem cell behavior. Stem cells are non-specialized cells found in different organs. They have the capacity to generate specialized cells in the body. In the adult brain, neural stem cells give rise to neurons throughout life. The stem cells reside in unique micro-environments, so-called niches which provide key signals that regulate stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Stem cells in the adult brain contact the ventricles, cavities filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that bathes...Read full article on News GN Health

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Cancer: Third Leading Cause Of Death - Fiji Sun Online

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usumate (left), gets a wardrobe adjustment from Minister of Agriculture Inia Seruiratu outside Parliament yesterday Photo: Jona Konataci Confirmed by Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate Cancer has become a third leading cause of death in Fiji with about 1300 people diagnosed every year. This was confirmed yesterday by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate at the signing of the World Cancer Day Declaration in Suva. He said it was a significant day as all continued to show the support and commitment to effectively reduce the burden of cancer in Fiji. It is truly a global fight. Mr Usamate said most of the cancer patients in Fiji were diagnosed with cervix, breasts, colon, uterus and liver cancer from which 41 per cent or around 533 people died from this disease. “Fiji has already made several...Read full article on News GN Health

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Ottawa can look to British Columbia for guidance on how to regulate il…

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

Ottawa can look to British Columbia for guidance on how to regulate illegal marijuana shops - Ottawa Citizen

Tom Ramsay says his adult video store follows city licensing rules, and so should the pot shop that has set up next door. Tony Caldwell / Postmedia Share Adjust Comment Print For nearly two decades, Tom Ramsay has operated an adult-video shop on Bank Street under city regulations that govern everything from what warning signs must be posted at the entrance to which portion of a woman’s breast can be displayed on a poster in the front window (nipples are OK, areolas aren’t). Ramsay accepts the rules as part of doing business. But he’s not pleased that a cannabis “dispensary” that opened this week down the hall operates free of restrictions. That’s not surprising, perhaps, since none of the city’s many licensing and zoning bylaws have provisions for stores that illegally sell marijuana. Ramsay says the Green Tree Cannabis Dispensary is a great addition to the “red-light” district on...Read full article on News GN Health

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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Fresenius M…

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

The company in question is, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE:FMS) currently with a stock price of 44.39 (-0.25% today). The market cap for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 27666.99, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Specialized Health Services industry. The target price for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 47.9. Currently Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is trading with a P/E of 25.92, and a forward P/E of 19.31. Average volume for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 159.01 and so far today it is 51332. Performance in the last year for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has been 2.15%. For EPS growth, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen a growth of -2.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.90% over the last five years and could be 9.60% for the next five years....Read full article on News GN Health

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HIV cure remains elusive, despite handful of remarkable stories - The …

23-07-2016 Health News The Editor

!-- This is a catch-all ASF view; only displays when an unsupported article type is put in an ASF drop zone -- !-- error processing field head -- Comments Print /License AA Elusive.That is the word that comes up, time and time again, when scientists describe the decades-old quest to cure AIDS.“You have to understand that achieving a cure is one of the greatest scientific challenges ever undertaken,” said Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, director of the retroviral infections division at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and one of the two scientists credited with discovering the AIDS virus. !-- This is a catch-all ASF view; only displays when an unsupported article type is put in an ASF drop zone -- Progress is being made, she said, but finding a cure, or cures, will take time, and a continued investment in research.Of the estimated 78 million people who have been infected...Read full article on News GN Health

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