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Support builds for company tax cut but wages the sticking point

During talks, Senator Hinch has told the government he would entertain any "written" ideas to ensure employees got a slice of the cost saving to business, but stressed he remained "a thousand per cent" opposed without such a mechanism. The former broadcaster had proposed that companies could sign to....

Water Cooperation: A New Agenda for World Water Day This Year

The Global High-Level Panel advocates extending sustainability principles to trans-boundary water management. It proposes Joint Investment Plans and preferential and concessional funding for collaborative projects by multilateral financial organisations.

US anti-terror training abroad includes K-9, cyber security

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A German shepherd sniffed suitcases in an airport inspection drill, excitedly pausing near one bag from which a handler then pulled a satchel with plastic explosives. The exercise at the compound of the Jordanian police canine unit, staged for visitors this week, is part of the U.

Myanmar president, close Suu Kyi friend, says he's retiring

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday he would retire, a move that puts a representative of the country's already powerful military at least temporarily in a position of executive power. The announcement on the president's Facebook page....

Nigeria rejects Amnesty report on schoolgirl mass abduction

North Andover, MA (01845) Today. Cloudy. Snow showers developing this afternoon. High 36F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.. Tonight. Windy with periods of rain and snow this evening turning to snow overnight. Low 33F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed meeting, Tokyo closed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as some markets erased earlier gains ahead of the Federal Reserve's first meeting since the appointment of its new chair, Jerome Powell. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index erased earlier gains to fall 0.1 percent to 31,516.84 after rising more than 1 percent earlier in the day.

Why the lost kingdom of Patagonia is a live issue for Chile's Mapuche people

On the walls of Tourtoirac Abbey in southern France hangs a map that portrays a very different vision of Latin American history. A reproduction of a 19th century original, it shows a huge swath of southern Chile and Argentina as the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia.

Commonwealth Games wifi service will mine visitors' Facebook data

The city switched on the wifi service in the tourist hubs of Surfers Paradise, Southport and Broadbeach on Tuesday, 15 days ahead of the Games opening ceremony. It spent $5m to build its own infrastructure for the Games due to concerns about the speed and rollout of the national broadband network.

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed meeting, Tokyo closed

A currency trader stretches while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were slightly higher ahead of the Federal Reserve’s first meeting since the appointment of the new chair. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.

US anti-terror training abroad includes K-9, cyber security

In this Monday, March 19, 2018 photo, a handler from the K-9 unit of Jordan's police directs an explosives sniffing German shepherd during a drill in which C-4 explosives were hidden in a suitcase meant to simulate airport luggage checks, in Amman Jordan. The K-9 unit has been upgraded with the help of U.

BREAKING! Boko Haram reportedly returns kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigeria’s terrorist group, Boko Haram, has reportedly returned the schoolgirls kidnapped from a school in Yobe State some weeks ago. According to SaharaReporters, the deadly group came with the girls in nine vehicles same way they took them away. Quoting sources, the online news platform said that....

Four of them have fled the country

The latest figures show there are 589 registered sex offenders in Cornwall and six are unaccounted for by the police. They are subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (Mappas), where authorities manage the risk posed by certain sexual and violent criminals living in the community.

Duterte outlines demands for Kuwait in OFW deployment row

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday outlined some of his demands to the Kuwaiti government regarding how Filipino domestic helpers should be treated, as the Philippines and Kuwait work on a deal to end a row triggered by the killing of a Filipina employee in the Arab state.

China will safeguard national interests in response to US trade moves

BEIJING - China will actively take steps to safeguard its interests as well as those of its industries, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, in light of what he described as acts of trade protectionism on the part of the United States. The US decision to launch trade investigations is a....

The Six Fix: Signs You've Found The Right Org For You

College is a whole new world you get to explore, and we recommend getting out there and experiencing as much as you can during your stay. There is no one right way to make the most out of your college years, but if you want a fuller, more satisfying experience, then we suggest signing up for orgs!....

Myanmar's president resigns 'to take rest from duties'

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw arrives for a dinner reception following swearing in ceremony in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2016. Ye Aung Thu, Reuters. YANGON - Myanmar's civilian president, Htin Kyaw, has resigned with immediate effect "in order to take rest from the current duties....

Nangangasiwa sa billboard na nagpalabas ng porno, nagpaliwanag

Nagbigay na ng panig ang kompanyang nangangasiwa sa digital billboard na nagpalabas ng porno sa Makati nitong Martes, Marso 20. Ayon sa opisyal na pahayag ng Globaltronics, maaaring isang "malicious attack" ang nangyaring insidente sa billboard ng Executive Building Center sa kanto ng Makati Avenue at Buendia.

65-year-old claims bias after slot at UA denied

FAYETTEVILLE -- The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether a 65-year-old applicant turned away from a graduate degree program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville was discriminated against because of his age.

LR tract swapped for $5M artwork

Little Rock will receive title to a $5 million sculpture to become the signature piece at the entrance of the to-be-renovated Arkansas Arts Center by erasing the debt of a downtown improvement district. The decision was made official by the city Board of Directors at a meeting Tuesday evening with a unanimous vote.

The science of history

His name was Ibn Khaldun. He lived from 1332 to 1406 in this our Common Era, which was the only thing common about him. Descriptions bestowed on Ibn Khaldun, according to Eric Ormsby in the March 16 Wall Street Journal , include First Philosopher of History and father of sociology, among many another honorific.

Brummett online: Government by TV

If Donald Trump ever lets his remote-control device wander from the all-news channels to the old folks’ classic reruns, he’s apt to fire hapless Jeff Sessions for sure. Ben Matlock, all wily and winning, would doubtlessly look to Trump like a natural for attorney general. But Matlock is a defense attorney, you say.

You may ask ...

Do you know how it feels to get the flu again just after you thought you got over it? I do, and it wasn't fun. Having had to spend yet more time feeling awful, looking awful and spending an awful lot of time in a room I'd rather not be in for long, I'm more than ready to get back at it and answer a few questions.

Good-government stuff

The state senator represented a large portion of northern Louisiana for a large portion of his life. Back then, all you needed was to be elected once, have a D next to your name on the ballot, and you were in office until you (or the feds) decided otherwise.


The futility of writing. Do they care? Do they read? Then why not a direct answer to our letters? These questions are directed to all elected officials on every level of government, whether it be local, state or national. When one does write a letter, that person should at least receive a reply that addresses the concern/complaint/suggestion.

Ganduje distributes 10, 000 free delivery kits to women

Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has flagged off distribution of 10, 000 free delivery kits to expectant mothers across the 44 local government areas of the state. Addressing the beneficiaries, Ganduje said the safe-delivery kits programme in which the state government invested N145m....

Boko Haram insurgents return kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls

The schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State, have been returned to the town by Boko Haram insurgents, according to report. A resident confirmed the development to our reporter. According to the resident, the insurgents returned the girls....

Coalition government will "continue until the end"

He went on to say: "The main aims of this government were two: for Greece to exit the memoranda and stop giving away sovereignty to creditors; and the second was catharsis. We are pleased to say that both of the targets we set at the beginning of our coalition are close to fruition. We will very soon see the Greek people depart the MoU-era.

Fleeing billionaires push india to ground alleged defaulters

[MUMBAI] India is clipping the wings of businessmen it considers a flight risk. Weeks after the nation's largest bank fraud investigation began, lawmakers, bureaucrats and court officials began drafting tighter rules to prevent citizens fleeing abroad with unpaid dues.

MIL-OSI Australia: Lookout upgrades for Loch Ard Gorge

Source: Government of Victoria 3. Parks Victoria will upgrade the barriers around three lookouts at the Loch Ard Gorge precinct to help protect the pristine coastal environment and prevent visitors climbing onto clifftops.The new barriers will be installed next week as part of a series of upgrades....

MIL-OSI Australia: Explore the outdoors these holidays as a Junior Ranger

Source: Government of Victoria 3. School holidays are nearly here which means it’s time to join in the fun of Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger program!The Junior Rangers program offers FREE nature-based and ranger-hosted activities for children aged 6 to 12 and their families.

MIL-OSI Translation: Laying of the first stone of the “Aorai Tini Hau” Landscape Park

MIL OSI Translation. French Polynesian to English – Source: Government of French Polynesia. Headline: Installation of the first stone of the “Aorai Tini Hau” Landscape Park. President Edouard Fritch, accompanied by Minister of Tourism Nicole Bouteau and Minister of Culture Heremoana....
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