Author Archives: andrew sam

More calls for Multicultural NSW chief to be sacked over controversial war memorial guidelines

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today invited multicultural media to the launch of Multicultural March, but the focus soon turned to the fact that Chief Executive of Multicultural New South Wales Hakan Harman, who was listed on the media invitation, was absent. Mr. Harman has been criticised by ethnic community leaders who are calling for him to sacked ...

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Multicultural March: A time to reflect on the inter-cultural harmony

To kick off Multicultural March, Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today launched a sate-wide calendar of activities that will take place in New South Wales. During a multicultural media briefing in Sydney, Mr. Dominello said the positive level of community engagement during recent sporting events like the AFC Asian Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup as well ...

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Oil prices fall in New York

New York oil prices have fallen in late trade, with the WTI contract breaking away from a stable trade in London to fall near the $US50 dollar line. West Texas Intermediate for March delivery settled at the official close on Friday at $US50.32 a barrel, down 82 US cents from Thursday, as the contract expired. WTI then continued to fall further in late ...

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Two men injured in neighbourhood dispute

Police inquiries are continuing after two men were involved in a fight at Riverwood this afternoon (Saturday 21 February 2015). About 2.40pm police were called to Bonds Road after reports of two men fighting. Police believe the fight has arisen from a neighbour dispute. When they arrived, police found a 42-year-old man with a cut to his chest and a ...

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Fire rips through Dubai residential skyscraper

A huge fire has engulfed one of the tallest towers of the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The blaze has gutted the upper part of The Torch residential skyscraper, which stands 336 metres high, triggering an evacuation of nearby towers in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood, according to an AFP correspondent. No deaths have been reported so far, with the blaze brought ...

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Coptic Church: ‘We need to forgive these terrorists’

Despite violently beheading their brothers and sisters in Libya, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne says their followers should forgive and love the terrorists involved. Last week, Islamic State fighters released a video of the beachside beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. A memorial service for those killed was held in Melbourne’s southeast on Saturday morning and attended by more than ...

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Blizzards sweep across Middle East

Blizzards have dumped a blanket of snow over the Middle East with many residents urged to stay in their homes because of blocked or icy roads. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City. Schools closed for the day and urban bus services were ...

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Experts warn: Parents need to get teenagers off their screens

Parents need to get teenagers off their screens and moving in order to stave off long-term health problems, experts say. Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation say secondary school students are watching more screen media than ever before. Nearly 60 per cent of teens have access to at least three TVs at home and 40 per cent have ...

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England looking to stop NRL player drain

Leading Super League coaches are urging their stars to shun the big dollars on offer in the NRL to stem the flow of English talent to Australia. Recently, the NRL has been treated to the hugely successful moves of Canterbury’s James Graham, the Burgess brothers at South Sydney, Warrior Sam Tomkins and Gareth Ellis at Wests Tigers, while Wigan’s dynamic ...

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Beauty queen helps raise over six thousand dollars for charity

Newly crowned Miss Lebanon Emigrant Australia 2014/15 Nicole Eljed has recently helped raise over six thousand dollars for Branardos Australia after hosting a Victorian Style Lunch in Peakhurst in Sydney’s south. The 23-year-old legal secretary is an active supporter of Barnardos and has worked closely with pageant creators the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) to fundraise for the charity. ‘I ...

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