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Honfleurian Holiday

Much like Paris, the people of Honfleur dine facing the streets enjoying the view, as opposed to each other. The curious traveller is lured to the spectacle-like aura, to absorb the local vivacity of the French culture. I, the seated tourist, watch with a sense of open-minded voyeurism. In contrast to the Parisian ‘hustle and bustle’, I bear witness to ...

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Your local train station can predict health and death

Melanie Davern, University of Melbourne; Lucy Gunn, University of Melbourne, and Rebecca Roberts, University of Melbourne The association between life expectancy and postcodes, neighbourhood locations or train stations has been demonstrated in many different locations around the world. These include London and Glasgow in the UK and across the US including California. These studies paint a powerful picture of health ...

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Gianni Infantino Elected FIFA President

The Swiss-Italian Uefa general secretary triumphed over the Asian Football Confederation president, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, in the second round of voting by 115 votes to 88. “I want to be the president of all of you. I travelled through the globe and I will continue to do this. I want to work with all of you to restore ...

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Global Economy to Grow by 3% in 2016: OECD

The global economy will grow by 3 percent this year and 3.3 percent in 2017, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. The world economy is likely to expand no faster in 2016 than in 2015, its slowest pace in five years, the organization said, adding that trade and investment are weak and a sluggish demand is leading to ...

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Morocco, Tunisia Seek to Strengthen Their Bilateral Relations

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar received, here Friday, his Tunisian counterpart, Khemaies Jhinaoui, bearer of a message to King Mohammed VI from Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. At a joint press briefing, the Tunisian minister reaffirmed the importance of the historic visit of HM the King in June 2014 to Tunisia and the Sovereign’s support and solidarity ...

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Nine and Fox Sports still in picture for World T20 rights but ball in Star TV’s court

An Australian television blackout of the World Twenty20 championship in India could be avoided if Rupert Murdoch’s Star TV accepts a bid from Channel Nine that is well below its asking price or makes a late decision to sell coverage as a standalone item in a last-minute deal that could see it end up on Fox Sports. With less than three weeks until ...

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International Travel Tips: 7 Things to Know Before Visiting Australia

Australia has always been a mecca for all travelers – business, and leisure. Its natural beauty includes lush rainforests in the north, the remarkable Outback, and the Great Barrier Reef. I interviewed Australian Travel Specialist Alicia Saba of Departure Lounge for her advice before planning your trip to Australia to maximize your experience. Australia’s Landscapes Are Very DiverseAustralia is the ...

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GX Australia sponsor Nnooo on why this weekend’s event is so important

Sydney’s first ever GX Australia takes place this weekend, and ahead of the event, Stevivor sat down with local developers and event sponsors, Nnooo, to discuss its importance. According to Bruce Thomson, Nnooo’s Marketing Director, there are myriad reasons to support GX Australia. “It’s important because Blast ’em Bunnies is about to be released; it’s a show where we can tell ...

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Urban Purveyor Group to create ‘entertainment hub’ in Melbourne

Urban Purveyor Group will create an ‘entertainment precinct’ at The Alfred in Melbourne, with a variety of hospitality venues on site. This weekend, Urban Purveyor Group will take over the site of 7 Alfred Place, in Melbourne’s CBD, currently home to Stokehouse restaurant. The site was purchased from Stokehouse Restaurants for an undisclosed amount, and will be renamed The Alfred. ...

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Cheaper food at Canberra Stadium for Canberra Raiders and Brumbies games

It will now be cheaper to eat all the pies at Canberra Stadium with the ACT government set to announce on Friday a reduction in food prices for the upcoming NRL and Super Rugby seasons. The ACT Brumbies’ clash against the Wellington Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on Friday night will be the first to offer the cheaper fare followed by ...

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