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North Coast Voices Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:16 Source

The Sydney Morning Herald, online, 16 August 2017: Let him play: Marc Reichler-Stillhard's story is all that is good with kids' sportThis is the story of Marc Reichler-Stillhard, a fine young fellow, born with Down syndrome up Yamba way, and immediately embraced by the local community of the mighty Clarence Valley, where the river flows fast, the fields grow green and the local folk are strong.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:15 Source

If the NSW Police Board in Australia knew of Donald J. Trump's "Mafia connections" (Confidential Minutes, p. 8,3.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:07 Source

And why wouldn’t they, sheesh, from Banking Day: Institutional shareholders are reviewing their equity exposures to Commonwealth Bank amid deepening concern that the valuation premium on the company’s stock will continue to erode. Many of Australia’s largest super funds and listed equity trusts – including Australian Foundation Investment Company, Argo Investments and Australian Super –

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:06 Source

Like a moth to the flame, Judith Sloan just can’t leave the energy crisis alone: If sticking with the damaging renewable energy target and committing to a wildly excessive emissions reduction target under our commitment to the Paris climate agreement are not ideological, I’m a monkey’s uncle. …You only have to think about it for

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:06 Source

Via Bell: Outstanding earnings growth FMG has reported an earnings result for FY17 that has come in below market consensus and our estimates, despite profit growth of 112% yoy to US$2.1 billion (US67cps or A85cps for current P/E ratio of 6.5x). The exception was the declaration of a A$0.25/sh final dividend, for a total FY17

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for August 21, 2017: Tianjin benchmark poured it on, up $3 to $78.10. Paper lifted overnight. Coking coal is having more trouble post-futures limits. Reuters has more: The Dalian Commodities Exchange on Friday said it will limit the daily purchases and sales of contracts for delivery in January and February to

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:04 Source

Via Capital Economics:  Net capital outflows from China edged up in July, but this was due to seasonal factors. Adjusting for these, outflows actually eased last month to a five-month low, helped by more rapid foreign investment into the country. Looking ahead, while outflows are likely to persist, we think they will remain manageable.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Trump’s market honeymoon to turn into a risky divorce – FT Yellen, Draghi head to Jackson Hole amid inflation concern – Bloomberg Americas: Trump targets tax reform to reconnect with lost GOP base – FT US readies to cash in on solar eclipse tourism – FT Secret Service runs

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, August 21, 2017 - 23:30 Source

DEATH IS THE ENEMY AND YES I AM DEAD THEY KILLED ME I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES THEN A FEW MORE FOR GOOD MEASURE I AM DEAD VERY DEAD DEAD DEAD

Hey, remember that Loot Train Battle from, I don"t know, two episodes ago? Remember how we were all like, THAT WAS EPIC AND AMAZING AND HOW CAN THEY TOP THAT?

Episode Six just rocked up and said HOLD. MY. BEER.

Magnificent Seven! Male bonding! Panserbjørn! Red shirts! Wight supremacists! Gendry inventing the marathon! Dragonfire! Falcor rescue! Dead dragon! Deus Ex Benjena! ICE DRAGON!

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Harrangue Man Monday, August 21, 2017 - 21:53 Source

I got trapped in a raging grief out in the shed but couldn't leave through the door. It was right there and I could see it but I was paralysed, rooted to the spot, with my arms drawn across my body and I was screaming.In the end I talked myself out; "We are leaving the shed; we are walking to the house; we are opening the house door".My wife had to come home and sort me out with care and reason.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:58 Source

As the fourth anniversary of the election of the federal LNP approaches on 7 September 2017, Denis Bright asks if our commitment to globalized market capitalism will ever be reviewed. Will this faith in the neoliberal state be maintained until mid-century in an inevitable Australian Republic? Staying with Variations of Neoliberalism? Most of Australia’s political…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:15 Source

“The tasking we get at Pine Gap is look for this particular signal coming out of this particular location. If you find it, report it, and if you find anything else of interest, report that as well.” (David Rosenberg, former NSA Team leader, weapon’s analysis at Pine Gap, Aug 20, 2017). At times, there is…

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MacroBusiness Monday, August 21, 2017 - 16:56 Source

by Chris Becker The week begins meekly with a mixed reaction to Wall Street’s sombre Friday session. All major markets were basically unchanged, with stocks in Japan falling on a higher Yen, bond yields advancing slightly and commodities little changed. In mainland China the Shanghai Composite is up 0.4% to 3282 as it has a better

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Renew Economy Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:22 Source

More details emerge of the contract for the Port Augusta solar tower and storage project, and why it means huge change for energy markets, and a shift of focus from "base-load" fossil fuel to clean, flexible capacity built around "base-cost" renewables.

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Renew Economy Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:17 Source

Clean Energy Regulator continues rooftop solar crack-down, this time taking action against "unaccredited" individual installer.

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