November 14, 2019

Don Cherry: Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant

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From BBC Prominent Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired for controversial comments on new immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies. Cherry complained on-air this weekend that he rarely sees people he believes to be newcomers wearing the symbol. His remarks prompted widespread condemnation from the hockey world. On Monday, the Sportsnet network said […]

Earth had life 3.5B years ago

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Earth had life 3.5 billion years ago, a new study confirms — making a set of Australian fossils the oldest ever found By Michelle Starr, Science Alert From Business Insider Scientists discovered what they thought were 3.5 billion-year-old fossils in western Australia almost 40 years ago. A new study reveals that these rocks did indeed […]

Cricket: Aussies sweep Windies with T20 thrashing

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By Laura Jolly From Cricket.com.au The result: West Indies 81 (Britney Cooper 29, Natasha McLean 15; Jonassen 4-7) lost to Australia 1-83 (Healy 38, Mooney 24*; Fletcher 1-20) by nine wickets with 75 balls remaining at Kensington Oval, Barbados The match in a tweet: That’s a sweep! Australia complete an undefeated tour of the Caribbean after Jonassen […]

Reverend, Soca Artiste and “Father of the Internet Search Engine” among 10 to receive UWI Honorary Degrees

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. August 27, 2019. Ten persons will receive honorary degrees during the 2019 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The honourees, approved by the University Council, are recognised for making significant contributions to the region and the wider world in their respective fields of expertise, including the Arts, […]

fDi Markets: Data story – Sydney Apac’s top non-capital city for projects​

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Sydney, Australia was the top non-capital city in Asia-Pacific by FDI projects in H2, 2018, attracting 62 projects. Bangalore in India was not far behind with 57 projects, ahead of Melbourne, with 45. Mumbai, India, attracted 26 projects in the second half of the year, narrowly ahead of Shenzen in south-eastern China, which saw 23. […]

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom

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By Kate Lyons in Nadi, Fiji From The Guardian UK Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the way It is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a multi-billion dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines being packed into the hulls of […]

Can Sir Philip Green save his retail empire?

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By Jamie Robertson from BBC High Street retail chain Arcadia claims to be in serious trouble, facing what it calls “significant liquidity issues”. The answer, it believes, is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a series of proposals to its creditors. But critics say it raises as many questions as it answers and fails to address […]

Darwin shooting: Four killed in northern Australia

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From BBC A gunman shot dead four people and injured another at five different locations in the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials said. The 45-year-old suspect, who was known to the police, was arrested an hour after the first shots were reported at about 18:00 local time (08:30 GMT). Police said they believed the […]

2019 Australia election: Morrison celebrates ‘miracle’ win

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From BBC Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his conservative coalition in a shock result at the federal polls. He told supporters he had “always believed in miracles” as partial results showed the Liberal-National Coalition close to a majority. Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has announced he is resigning after […]

Got an industry super fund? You’ve benefited from a Cayman Islands trust

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By Joanna Mather and John Kehoe From Financial Review Millions of Australians receive market-leading returns from their industry super funds thanks to foreign infrastructure assets held by a Cayman Islands trust. IFM Investors, the $126.8 billion money manager owned by 27 industry super funds, uses a company in Luxembourg and partnership in Delaware to buy ports, […]