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LABOR’S FAIRER LONG STAY PARENT VISA FOR AUSTRALIA’S MIGRANT AND MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Long Stay Parent visa so that Australian families from migrant and multicultural backgrounds can reunite with their loved ones. As Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities re-establish their lives in Australia, the ability for families to reunite with parents and grandparents still overseas with existing visas is limited, expensive and some have wait ...

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Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

Pregnancy is, not surprisingly, many things to many people: It can be exciting, magical, scary and even terrifying. It creates an emotional and physical roller coaster. Ultimately, each pregnancy is unique: some easy, others imbued with physical discomfort. There are many options for how you experience your pre-, peri- and postnatal care. Complementary-medicine practitioners such as acupuncturists, midwives, massage therapists ...

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This Workout Can Seriously Improve Your Mental Health

Too often when we weigh the benefits of exercise, we tend to focus on the aesthetic. There’s a persistent pressure to exercise to look “good”—to whittle ourselves down to a smaller size and to shape our bodies in a way that pleases someone else. Not only can that mindset be detrimental to our physical health by encouraging destructive habits, but it ...

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Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Friday. Robert Steffen, chairman of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, said there is no added benefit in declaring an emergency at this time. “If it stays within a country, it ...

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It’s time to tackle unpredictability in health care

Americans are almost universally worried about the cost of health care for them and their families, no matter their income level, age, gender, race or political identification. According to a new Ipsos-Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) poll, health care continues to rank highest on a list of perennial concerns over retirement, housing, higher education and child care, regardless of party affiliation. ...

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Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival closed Saturday due to storms

FORT WORTH, Texas – UPDATE: The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival will be closed on Saturday due to storms. The festival is set to reopen on Sunday. The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival will go on rain or shine this weekend, unless the weather gets too out of hand. But there are teams in place ready to make that last-minute decision. ...

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Local artists unveil new art exhibit at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center celebrates 10 years of bringing captivating performances, galleries and programs to Newport News. The theme for the 2018-2019 Season of the Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center is Decades and Generation. This weekend the center unveils a new art exhibit titled The Evolution of Initial Impact. The staff says this exhibit showcases the work of ...

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A Great KAWS: The Artist Is Honored at the Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball

“You’re probably not going to be surprised when you hear that the school doesn’t normally look like this,” said New York Academy of Art president David Kratz, a jovial character who stands at odds with the exacting, no-nonsense-type one might expect to find at the helm of one of the city’s greatest art schools. He continued, “we don’t normally dress like this, ...

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Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar

A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe. On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and ...

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Sudan coup: Military leader vows to ‘uproot regime’

The leader of Sudan’s interim military council has vowed to “uproot the regime” two days after a military coup. Speaking on TV, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan announced the restructuring of state institutions, the end of a night curfew and the release of political prisoners. Protests continue despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir. Demonstrators have demanded an immediate ...

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