Author Archives: andrew sam

11 children killed and many wounded in Syria

The US-led coalition to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will investigate reports it killed dozens of innocent civilians on Tuesday in an air strike in northern Syria, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday. As many as 85 civilians are believed to have been mistaken for Islamic State fighters and killed in the operation north of the ...

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Cruz: If you love our country …stand and speak and vote your conscience

Great hopes for Republicans uniting behind the contentious presidential nomination of Donald Trump fractured on Wednesday evening when Texas Senator Ted Cruz pointedly refused to endorse Trump – causing extraordinary scenes on the floor of the GOP convention, and backstage – in the usually decorous donor suites. Cruz was assailed by delegates, many booing and angrily waving their fists while ...

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Seal returned to natural habitat after rescue from Sydeny storm

Less than two weeks after being rescued when much of the NSW east coast was hit by wild storms last month, an 18-month-old long-nosed fur seal has been released back into the wild outside Sydney heads. The young seal, named ‘Elvis’, was found June 17 exhuasted and malnourished on South Curl Curl Beach in Sydney’s north before being taken to ...

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New charges brought against Uni students’ alleged murderer

Edited by Nelly Tawil University graduate Michelle Leng was stabbed more than 30 times and suffered a number of defensive wounds. She was last seen in public on CCTV footage at Campsie train station on Thursday, April 21. She had spent the afternoon shopping on Pitt Street. Her body was found April 24 at Munmorah national park in the Snapper ...

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Private health insurance: For the rich, paranoid and sick?

JUNE is here and with it another fun period of deliberately procrastinating finding out if you should buy health insurance. Who wants to spend Saturday — even a cold Saturday — making a spreadsheet of costs and benefits? There’s always Medicare, which you’re already paying for anyway. Why the heck would you fuss with the administration of buying insurance? Not ...

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Orlando, other bloodshed no threat to bull market for violent entertainment

“Order your man to step aside or there will be violence,” Lancel Lannister said. Cersei Lannister responded quietly, “I choose violence.”  Maybe on an ordinary Sunday night, the confrontation following that exchange on HBO’s hugely popular “Game of Thrones” last weekend — climaxing in one man ripping off the head of another — might be a fine diversion.With the queasy ...

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young professionals living in vans to save money

Housing can be a major money suck. Take San Francisco, where the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is about $3,500 a month. Prices in my home base, New York City, are just as egregious: $3,300 for a one-bed. A handful of professionals seem to have figured out a creative solution to this real estate conundrum: Rather than settling into ...

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Eggs conjure all kinds of culinary magic

f you have an egg you have a meal. Eggs allow us to conjure all kinds of culinary magic. Eggs make a meal of something that otherwise might seem too slim or too simple. Whether it’s dipping a buttered soldier into a runny yolk or crowning a simple plate of roasted ratatouille or humble lentils with a crisp edged, cheery ...

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Beliefs: The Religion V Science Debate

Share your thoughts with ETW, on the debate of Religion V Science… Delve into your inner thoughts, and let us get this conversation going.

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Health: Caffeine proves disrupted lifestyle

According to NSW Health, caffeine may be credited as a drug; a stimulant drug. This form of a stimulant speeds up the process of which the brain and, accordingly, the nervous system function. There are numerous side effects which can be linked to caffeine – and consequently some side effects can be attributed heavily on the amount/intake of caffeine. Inclusive ...

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