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Victorian beach closes for carbon capture and storage seismic survey

The Victorian Government has moved to reassure residents of a coastal community that a seismic survey, for its carbon capture project, is safe. The government's CarbonNet project will use sound waves to map the sea floor off Golden Beach, in eastern Victoria, to see whether it is suitable for a carbon capture and storage project.
 

Sketching and storyboards - is this really government strategy?

is in the business of "visualising" strategy, and employs a global team including movie directors, animators, software engineers and special effects artists to bring the thinking traditionally captured in "boring and unengaging" Powerpoint decks to life.

Education expert slams NAPLAN ahead of Australia move

The Finnish model of schooling is poles apart from Australia's. Teachers are given autonomy and their focus is on daily monitoring of students to detect any learning difficulties. Teachers enjoy high social status and must have a master's degree; they have the freedom to choose their own textbooks,....

Hurricane Harvey recovery goes ignored in Washington yet again

How many times does a city have to flood before the nation takes notice? How many more people have to die, how many more homes lost before Congress delivers the same sort of comprehensive recovery package that was passed after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy? These aren't hypothetical questions.

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

The publicly funded e-school has been running out of money amid a legal dispute with the state, and its potential closure shifted from a possibility to a reality when the required oversight entity known as its sponsor decided Thursday to suspend that arrangement.

House passes spending bill, which faces long odds in Senate

WASHINGTON House Republicans narrowly passed a four-week spending bill on Thursday night to avert a partial government shutdown, but Democrats appeared to have enough votes to tank the measure in the Senate. The House 230-to-197 vote occurred just 30 hours before current funding runs outand the high-stakes spending showdown now moves to the Senate....

After 2 fatalities, what's next for Brightline?

One block to the east of the Ocean Avenue crossing is U.S. 1 and its corridor of popular gas stations, fast-food restaurants and grocery stores. Immediately to the west is Boynton's cultural and civic district, a bustling area of boutiques, cafes and government offices.

Transcript: Fusion GPS looked into possible money laundering between Trump, Russians

The Intelligence Committee voted on a bipartisan basis Thursday to release the transcripts of its two November interviews with Simpson. Simpson, whose company first did research on Trump's business dealings in Russia for the conservative Washington Free Beacon and then for a law firm representing....

Failed hospital bill revived by Virginia Senate committee

A failed bill seeking to help reopen a shuttered hospital in Virginia has been given another chance by a state Senate committee. The Roanoke Times reports the Senate Education and Health panel passed the refiled bill by Republican Sen. William Stanley 11-to-0 on Thursday.

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61. Born in England, Burnett was an investor and....

Trump’s right churches should be eligible for FEMA aid

After three churches in Texas were damaged last year during Hurricane Harvey, they discovered they were ineligible for federal disaster aid under a policy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last week, the Trump administration came to their rescue — by abolishing a rule that prohibited....

URGENT: House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill As Government Shutdown Looms

The House approved a short-term spending bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, sending the measure to the Senate where Democrats said they have enough votes to block its passage, The Washington Post reports. House Republican leaders prevailed in lobbying the conservative House Freedom Caucus....

'Depraved' California Turpin Parents Charged With Torture, Abuse of 13 Children

Louise and David Turpin were charged with torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment on Thursday, just days after authorities discovered the grisly scene of their 12 children who were deeply malnourished and some even shackled to the furniture in their home, according to National Public Radio.

After 2 fatalities, what's next for Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service?

One block to the east of the Ocean Avenue crossing is U.S. 1 and its corridor of popular gas stations, fast-food restaurants and grocery stores. Immediately to the west is Boynton's cultural and civic district, a bustling area of boutiques, cafes and government offices.

Frozen pipe breaks? Here's what to do so it doesn't happen again

This freeze is causing quite an inconvenience for many Southeast Texas homeowners, broken pipes are draining their wallets. It's a busy day for Beaumont plumber Henry LaRocca, phone call after phone call, over a dozen people across Southeast Texas are looking to fix broken frozen pipes.

Transcript: Fusion GPS looked into possible money laundering between Trump, Russians

The Intelligence Committee voted on a bipartisan basis Thursday to release the transcripts of its two November interviews with Simpson. Simpson, whose company first did research on Trump's business dealings in Russia for the conservative Washington Free Beacon and then for a law firm representing....

OnPolitics Today: Tick, tick, boom

On this fine Thursday evening, OP fans, we have an interesting fact for you: *IF* the federal government shuts down at midnight on Friday, it will come on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency. Coincidence? You'll have to decide that for yourself. and let's do this.

Deputy Prime Minister meets heads of state agencies to discuss 2018 work plans

Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin met with heads of the General Agency for Specialized Inspection, National Emergency Management Agency, Agency for Standardizatio n and Metrology, Agency for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection, and Altanbulag, Zamiin-Uud and Tsagaannuur free trade zones at....

Amachree urges Nigerians in Diaspora to attract more tourists to Nigeria

From left, Chief Executive officer of Jemmy Alade Tours, Mr Jemi Alade; Founder, Centre for Promotion of Peace, Tourism, Arts and Culture (CEPTAC), Chief Mike Amachree; organiser, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko; Professor Kimse Okoko and Professor Alegoa, at the event.

Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (53)

DESPITE the lukewarm attitude of many to the novel ideal of DSH, HID continued to press ahead with the project. On October 18, 2000, she again re-launched the project. By this time, Olusegun Obasanjo was president. She invited him. Obasanjo sent Vice President Atiku Abubakar to represent him.

Subomi Balogun hosts religious tourists at New Year service •Calls for fervent pray for Nigeria

A Christian group presenting gifts to the Olori Omooba and Asiwaju of Ijebu Christuians, Otunba Subomi Balogun and hs wife, at the Tunwase Court, Ijebu Ode, recently. The country home of the Olori Omooba of Ijebuland, Otunba Subomi Balogun (the Tunwase Court) is gradually becoming a religious....

Reducing carbon footprints

Gass flaring causing carbon emission. As discussions about Climate Change and its effects across all spheres increases, there is an urgent need to refocus Nigeria’s approach to Climate Action. One of the plausible ways will be to ensure homes, companies and all stakeholders understand the meaning of ‘Carbon Footprint’ and how they contribute to it....

Presidency should sensitize Nigerians on policies

In my teenage years, I was enthralled by the bearing of prolific writers such as Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah (now my Lord Bishop), Edwin Madunagu, Fr. Gabriel Osu, Reuben Abati and many others who wrote wonderful columns again and again. Even though I never read any of your pieces, I was reliably informed that you were a good writer and journalist.

Failed hospital bill revived by Virginia Senate committee

A failed bill seeking to help reopen a shuttered hospital in Virginia has been given another chance by a state Senate committee. The Roanoke Times reports the Senate Education and Health panel passed the refiled bill by Republican Sen. William Stanley 11-to-0 on Thursday.

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61. Born in England, Burnett was an investor and....

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the nation's largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year.

GOP lawmakers demand that 'alarming' memo on FISA abuses be made public

A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia. Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they....

Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links.

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

RATON, N.M. (AP) Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61.

Commentary: Tackling economic hurdles a key priority for China in 2018

Regulators have also issued a 36-point code of conduct for the country’s private enterprises to follow when investing overseas. This is part of a move to clip the wings of China’s most aggressive global deal makers, firms like HNA Group and Fosun International.

Asia stocks near record highs, US funding woes weigh on dollar

TOKYO: Asia stocks edged higher on Friday and were within reach of record highs, although losses on Wall Street slowed the advance, while worries over a possible U.S. government shutdown weighed on the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent.
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