Arts & Culture

The beauty of dividends for investors

Falling interest rates mean investors now have to work extra hard to achieve a decent return on their money. But don’t forget that it is the after-tax return that counts – this is why an understanding of the way franked dividends work is essential. Before the Hawke-Keating government introduced imputation in July 1987, shareholders suffered double taxation on their dividends. First ...

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How children’s brains develop to make them right or left handed

As children grow older, they tend to favour one hand over the other for certain tasks, particularly for writing or drawing. A child’s “handedness” is generally categorised as right, left or mixed, and tends to settle around the same time they acquire language – about four-years-old. It remains a persistent characteristic throughout our life. We now know that a child’s ...

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World Health Day: WHO releases global report on diabetes

Edited by Nelly T. The World Health Organization has released its first ever-global report on diabetes to mark the occasion of World Health Day. The results were alarming. There has been a nearly four-fold increase in diabetes cases over the last quarter-century, excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth being the chief reasons for this spike the World Health Organization ...

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The new breed of terrorists: criminals first, Islamists second

Media outlets were quick to note the criminal backgrounds of the perpetrators of last week’sBrussels terror attacks. Drawing comparisons with those who undertook the November 2015Paris attacks, this analysis suggested the rise of a new generation of terrorist recruits who are not “radical Islamists” but “Islamised radicals”. A closer analysis of the perpetrators of recent attacks suggests that Islamic State ...

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Health: 5 facts on caffeine and why it is disruptive to sleep

Knowing the content of your caffeine intake can help you monitor the intake at a healthy level, where you are not foreign to sleep, take a look below at some must-know facts on this stimulant. 1) Caffeine – as most people would know – is a stimulant that people take it after waking up in the morning and/or in remaining alert ...

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Universe: The Science V Religion Debate

My father has been pondering science for most of his life, but he is equally passionate about the existence of God. With the advent of new technology which highlights even moreso the wonders of our Universe today, than it has in the past, it is a wonder people’s faith have not be strengthened further. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) ...

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Universities Australia calls for certainty in higher education funding

With the higher education sector still in limbo about the government’s plans for it, Universities Australia (UA) is calling for certainty and warning of the damage done by the current vacuum. The peak body’s chair, Barney Glover, will warn in a speech on Wednesday: “Almost two years of policy insecurity and uncertainty is taking its toll on the ability of ...

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a supermodel! Jerry Hall’s daughters look the perfect bridesmaids as she celebrates her wedding to Rupert Murdoch

Gazing lovingly into one another’s eyes, newlyweds Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall beamed with delight outside the ‘spiritual home of the media’. The 84-year-old media mogul and former supermodel, 59, reaffirmed vows made yesterday at their legally binding civil ceremony in front of a host of famous faces, from rock stars to Cabinet ministers. Hall wore a Vivienne Westwood ‘ice-blue’ ...

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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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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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