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Cyclone Debbie aftermath: economic impact of Rockhampton floods will be ‘devastating’

Cyclone Debbie aftermath: economic impact of Rockhampton floods will be ‘devastating’

News June 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

QUEENSLAND’S “mud army” has been resurrected to help clean up flood-ravaged areas across the southeast, with the damage bill from Cyclone Debbie tipped to climb into the billions.

Volunteers will gather in Logan, south of Brisbane, today to help residents …

President Trump and the media have been feuding. The public isn’t happy

President Trump and the media have been feuding. The public isn’t happy

News June 18, 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Americans who watch cable news, read their Facebook pages or engage in just about any form of media see the evidence almost daily: The Trump administration and the mainstream news media have a fraught relationship.…

As weight goes up, so does death risk

As weight goes up, so does death risk

News June 18, 2017 at 8:15 am 0 comments

iStockphoto / Andrea Skjol

HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) — Adults who become overweight or obese have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other illnesses, a new study suggests.

Further, the risk of dying increases in proportion …

Gary Austin, Founder of the Groundlings Improv Group, Dies

Gary Austin, Founder of the Groundlings Improv Group, Dies

News June 18, 2017 at 5:17 am 0 comments

Groundlings comedy troupe founder Gary Austin has died at 75. Here he attends a January 2016 Groundlings event with actress Victoria Carrol-Bell in West Hollywood, Calif.

Gary Austin, who created and led one of improvisational theater’s most influential troupes, the …

Trudeau Liberals To Weaken Conservative National Security Bill

Trudeau Liberals To Weaken Conservative National Security Bill

News June 18, 2017 at 2:30 am 0 comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will introduce legislation next week that will substantially alter exisiting national security measures, The Canadian Press reports. The previous Conservative government passed Bill C-51 in response to a terrorist attack in the nation’s capitol of …

Airbnb’s ‘Acceptance Ring’ the new Livestrong wristband?

Airbnb’s ‘Acceptance Ring’ the new Livestrong wristband?

News June 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

Airbnb, upset over marriage inequality in Australia, is trotting out an awareness wearable.

The hospitality service has launched a new ad campaign in Australia asking residents to wear Airbnb’s specially designed Acceptance Rings to show support for same-sex marriage there.…

The Guardian view on Labour and Ken Livingstone: wrong decision, terrible message

The Guardian view on Labour and Ken Livingstone: wrong decision, terrible message

News June 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

In modern times it is not Labour’s normal practice to belittle the views of those who say they have been victims of racial prejudice, to query their motives and to reject the premises of their complaint. For good reasons, the …

Jon Platt case: School leaders welcome Supreme Court term-time holiday ruling

Jon Platt case: School leaders welcome Supreme Court term-time holiday ruling

Finance June 17, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Jon Platt faces prosecution for taking his daughter out of school without permission for a trip to Disney World in 2015

Parents could face a fine or prosecution if they opt to take their child out of school for even …

One in five Facebook videos is Live

One in five Facebook videos is Live

Tech June 17, 2017 at 8:12 am 0 comments

While most people still aren’t sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook now says one-fifth of the videos share on its network are now Live videos. It’s also seen Live broadcasting …

Need for all round development of agriculture: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Need for all round development of agriculture: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

News June 17, 2017 at 5:12 am 0 comments

Some of the farmers complained to the Chief Minister that farmers are in distress and Bihar may also become Madhya Pradesh if things are not improved. (Reuters)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today emphasised the need for all round development …