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Sunday, 11 November

23:04

The Indicted and the Dead "IndyWatch Feed National"

To be law-abiding and breathing: These are, generally speaking, two commendable qualifications for a candidate to meet when seeking public office. But, as our republic occasionally reminds us, they are not requirements.

For the indicted and the dead have been elected before, and likely will be again. This past election was no different, providing several notable examples of criminal defendants being elected to office, as well as a congressman who sued an elderly constituent for defamation. And, of course, this list would not be complete without the dead pimp who won a race in Nevada.

While it is unusual for such candidates to win elections, it is not unheard of, particularly in Congress. Analysis found that at least 25 sitting congressmen since 1987 have been elected despite being under indictment.

Rep. Chris Collins (R), 27th District of New York: Indicted

Despite being under indictment on federal insider trading charges, incumbent Republican Chris Collins narrowly defeated his Democratic opponent Nate McMurray by 2,910 votes, or 1.1 percent of the vote.

According to prosecutors, Collins learned of failed drug trials involving Innate, an Australian biotech firm, then immediately called his son to tell him to sell $1.4 million in company stock. Collins was captured on video making the call during a June 22 congressional picnic on the White House lawn. At the time, Collins was already the subject of an ethics investigation because of his dealings with Innate.

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22:50

Full Moon November 2018 Meaning "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The Full Moon November 2018 Astrology and spiritual meaning, known as the full beaver moon or frost moon. from psychic medium Ian Scott

The post Full Moon November 2018 Meaning appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

22:42

Fraud detectives arrest former PNG Registrar of Companies "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Detectives from the PNG National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate have reported the arrest of the former Registrar of Companies and chairman of Securities Commission.

In a statement, Fraud Director Matthew Damaru said detectives arrested and charged Alex Tongayu, aged 40, on November 8th, 2018, with one count of forgery and one count of uttering.

Detectives claimed that Tongayu, who is from Walumi village, Hela Province, had forged the signature of the then Minister for Trade and Commerce, Richard Maru, on National Gazette number G441.

Tongayu allegedly appointed himself as duly appointed by the National Government as the Registrar of Companies and Chairman of Securities Commission.

On June 7th, 2017, after the National Gazette was printed, Alex Tongayu produced the gazette to the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) and was installed as the Registrar of Companies and the chairman of the Securities Commission, stated Damaru.

When he committed the offences, he was acting in the position.

Then Minister for Commerce and Trade, Mr Richard Maru, denied appointing Tongayu to the position and made a public advertisement in the Post-Courier stating that Alex Tongayu had appointed himself and referred the matter to police for investigation.

The National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate, after receiving the complaint from Mr Maru, conducted an investigation into the allegation.

The managing director of the IPA also made a complaint to the NFACD on the same matter.

Tongayu was invited to the NFACD office at Konedobu where he was interviewed.

After the interview and completion of arrest procedures, he was taken to Boroko Police Station where he was placed in the cells.

He will appear before the Waigani District Committal Court next week to answer to his charges.

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22:41

World leaders gather in Paris a century after WWI armistice "IndyWatch Feed National"

Netanyahu one of around 70 leaders attending French commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict

Times of Israel and AFP

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his wife Sara, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, November 11, 2018 (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his wife Sara, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, November 11, 2018 (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

World leaders gathered in Paris led global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.

Around 70 leaders including US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital starting at 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT).

Ceremonies in New Zealand, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Myanmar marked the start of the memorial events worldwide for a conflict that involved millions of troops from colonized countries in Asia and Africa.

The leaders of Commonwealth nations whose forces were deployed under British command 100 years ago also sounded a message of peace and hope for the world in the new century.

This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Sunday.

For our tomorrows, they gave their today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told people gathered at the Remembrance Day national ceremony in Canberra.

The Paris commemorations, centered on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de T...

22:21

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22:12

US Coast Guard provides APEC Security "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The US Coast Guard is assisting the Joint Security Task Force provide in-shallow water maritime security just around the APEC haus and the three cruise ships in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Up to ninety five (95)United States Coast Guard personnel based out of Port Security 305, Virginia Coast have been in Port Moresby for over a week providing maritime security service, during the APEC 2018 Leaders Week and Summit.

The US Coast Guard unit PSU 3.0.5 Commanding Officer Michael McCarthy said they will be partnering with Australia, New Zealand and the PNG Water Police to monitor the restricted areas.

Commander McCarthy revealed that about 100 personnel will be providing the security equipped with 8 transportable port security boats.

He said the transportable port security boats are just under 10 meters long and they will be working in between the maritime restricted areas which have been established by the PNG Joint Security Task Force.

Meanwhile, he said so far interaction with locals around the coasts outside of Port Moresby City areas have been positive.

Weve had some fisherman out at sea, but we have spoken to them and passed on some fliers and its been a very friendly exchange, said Commander McCarthy. PNGFM/PNG Today

20:26

Camille Paglia: It's time for a new map of the gender world "IndyWatch Feed National"

I discovered Camille Paglia's work when I was pursuing my undergraduate arts education at The University of Adelaide, South Australia, in the early 2000s. I was deeply disillusioned with the courses in my arts degree and their monomaniacal focus on social constructionism, and was looking for criticism of Michel Foucault on the internet. I stumbled across a 1991 op-ed written by Paglia for The New York Times, in which she described the followers of Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, as "fossilized reactionaries," and "the perfect prophets for the weak, anxious academic personality." I was hooked. It wasn't long before I discovered that my university's library contained each of her books, including the essay collections Vamps and Tramps and Sex, Art and American Culture. For the final year of my arts degree, (before pursuing my studies in psychology) I spent the bulk of my time at the university reading Paglia in the library. She was like a revelation. Her work was subversive but erudite,...

19:52

The Moon Completely Flipped on the Other Side of the World, And Everyone Is Freaking Out "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sure, there are a lot of small interesting things about the universe we call home but a lot of them go overlooked. For instance, did you ever stop to think about the moon and how its flipped on the other side of the world?

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere youre used to the way the moon looks for you so if you were to travel anywhere in the Southern hemisphere you would notice quite the difference. For instance, you might feel quite odd about the moon if you were looking at it from Australia as it would not look the same. The moon would literally be upside down in comparison to what youre used to seeing.

The constellations also do this but are not as dramatic of a change. If you were somehow able to walk from one hemisphere to the other you could even see the moon changing and rotating from one way to the next. Basically, this happens because the Southern hemisphere of our planet is upside down compared to the Northern hemisphere.

Jake Clark an astronomer from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia told Science Alert as follows on this topic:

From our perspective, the Moon and the night sky, is actually rotated 180 degrees compared to our Northern Hemispherical friends,

In the south we see the Moons dark Oceanus Procellarum sea in the south-east corner compared to in the north-west corner for a northern observer.

Next time youre planning a holiday travel to a country near the equator during a crescent moon, when the Moon sets it will look like a smiling face,

It depends upon where youre located on Earth but generally the constellations we see in the Southern Hemisphere are rotated again by 180 degrees compared to the Northern Hemisphere,

In Australia, Orions leg and belt is commonly known as The Saucepan, at it looks like a big old cooking pot!

This might not sound like much but if youve never stopped to think about it, it might be quite mind-blowing. What do you think about things like this? I for one find them to be quite fascinating.

 

19:38

Leaders meet in Dubai as World Economic Forums prelude to Davos begins "IndyWatch Feed National"

The World Economic Forums (WEF) Annual Meeting of the global future councils began in Dubai on Sunday, with the UAEs Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Al Gergawi gave the opening remarks at the

The WEF conference is attended by more than 600 members from government, academia, civil society and business, as well as other fields. The conference will address global, regional and geopolitical issues and explore topics related to the fourth industrial revolution.

Most of the forums sessions will be off-record and not attended by the media, with talks targeting globalization and preparing for the future.

The speakers at the sessions will include Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Norwegian Diplomat Terje Roed-Larsen.

The WEF event is a warm up to the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos in 2019, where it will shape its agenda based on the outcome and talks at the sessions.

Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1402861/middle-east

17:39

Robots will soon match humans in creativity, emotional intelligence "IndyWatch Feed National"

As if we didnt already have enough to worry about when it comes to artificially intelligent machines being able to perform many tasks faster and better than humans can, potentially stealing our jobs in the future and presenting what some technologists worry is an existential threat to humanity, now it appears AI will soon be able to match humans at being, well, human, too.

An Australian AI expert, Toby Walsh, said during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney recently that he thinks AI will learn and possibly match human traits like creativity, emotional intelligence and adaptability in less than 50 years. And Walsh a Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW Sydney predicts robots will be as smart as humans by the year 2062.

But dont worry about them ultimately presenting some sort of threat or something as drastic as potentially wiping out mankind, he adds. Weve been rather mislead by this idea that the robots are going to take over, Walsh told Time Out. The robots have no desires of their own, they do exactly what we tell them to. Im much more worried about incompetence than malevolence that well get the machines to do something and we havent thought carefully about how its going to interact with our complex world Healthcare, transport, how we manufacture things, how we educate ourselves, how we go out and play its going to touch almost every aspect of our lives.

Its interesting to think about this other side of increasingly smarter machines and to ask questions about the fundamental nature of consciousness and emotion. These right-brain characteristics of being human, things like creativity and emotion and the like we like to think they will save us or somehow set us apart from machines that are radically smarter, faster and better at us in other things. But if they eventually get to be as creative as us to complement their already stellar analytical capabilities, what then?

When Walsh says hes worried, though, its not about what the machines will do. Its us hes worried about. Mankind, he says, needs to do a better job of creating machines and AI systems that are aligned with our values now.

The on...

17:24

How to fight the toxic culture wars and win "IndyWatch Feed National"

My book review appears in the Weekend Australian newspaper with the great headline: What did you do in the culture wars, daddy-o?:

As soon as Donald Trump unexpectedly won the White House in 2016, commentators and instant experts claimed it was because of economic anxiety. White, working-class Americans voted for the Republican candidate in greater numbers than Hillary Clinton, and the narrative was set: ignorant and insecure voters reportedly had backed the reality TV star because they feared losing their jobs and being discarded by globalisation and free trade. This thesis was only partly true.

In April, Stanford University political scientist Diana Mutz published a study that debunked the myth. In this election, she concluded, education represented group status threat rather than being left behind economically. Those who felt that the hierarchy was being upended with whites discriminated against more than blacks, Christians discriminated against more than Muslims, and men discriminated against more than women were most likely to support Trump.

Australian writer Jeff Sparrow succinctly explains in Trigger Warnings how Trump cleverly skewered his political enemies by appealing to their anger at the elite political and media classes (despite being a member of the elite himself). By damning political correctness without ever describing what it meant, Sparrow explains, Trump convinced his opponents into calling for decorum, at a time when his supporters wanted to scream their rage. Trump and his advisers read the mood of the country well and rode it to victory.

Trigger Warnings is a rare book that takes a necessary scalpel to the leftist political persuasion of its author as much as, if not more than, the right-wing agenda he opposes. Near the beginning, Sparrow outlines the bald facts of 21st-century life. With the worlds eight richest billionaires controlling as much as the poorest half of the planets population a historian of the future might assume that the Left was ascendant: that the injustice under which the planet groaned would be fuelling radical ideas and egalitarian alternatives to the status quo. Such a historian would be wrong.

What follows is a potted history of how phrases such as political correctness and culture wars originated and how they have been weaponised today by the Right in ways that largely have trapped the Left, unsure how to respond. Sparrow writes that although right-winge...

16:54

Indigenous science goes far beyond boomerangs and spears "IndyWatch Feed National"

How did the Dyirabal People learn to detoxify cycads? How did the Mithaka People learn to detoxify nardoo?

16:30

Automatic Medical Data Transfer For 17 Million Australians, A Dangerous Game "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT THE BRIDGE 

Tacit Agreement is what is being manipulated with this agenda. They force the opt-out knowing most will not, but when it comes to your medical data, you need to pay attention to the following move by the body corporate to have all your data transferred from the protection offered by the realm, into the hands of the private corporations.
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15:31

Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsongs love of money "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Pastor Brian Houston sure loves money as this funny satirical video from The Chaser, an Australian comedy show, portrays.

Brian has even written a book about money entitled, You Need More Money.

Pastor Brian Houston. The riches of Egypt havent made him happy. Hes on medication and an inner mess.

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10:26

Summary of events in West Papua (8 October to 11 November 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Summary of events in West Papua (8 October to 11 November 2018)

KNPB holds Congress
Jubi reported (2ndNovember) that the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held its Second Congress between the 23-25 October 2018. The new elected KNPB Chairman Agus Kossay said, as the national representation of West Papuans, the KNPB would continue to fight for the right of the Papuan people to self-determination through a referendum.

All participants of the Congress who consist of central and regional leaders and consulate members decide to fight for one political goal via a referendum as a peaceful and democratic solution, that is the independence of the West Papuan nation, he told reporters on Tuesday (30/10/2018). To achieve this goal, said Kossay, KNPB calls on all West Papuans to participate in the National Civil Strike as a national agenda of Papua. Yesterday we decided to put off our microphone, but today we will reuse it against the colonialism, said Kosay..
https://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com/2018/11/summary-of-events-in-west-papua-8.html

10:14

100 years ago today the guns went silent. Lest We Forget "IndyWatch Feed National"

100 years ago today the St George's Cross was proudly flown in England. What have we done? What did they die for? Lest We Forget.

09:55

The importance of ethics in Indigenous research "IndyWatch Feed National"

Research ethics are part of the swag of outputs I am required complete in my day to day job of being a researcher.

09:03

Interview: Power Ledgers Jemma Green on Using Blockchain to Power the World "IndyWatch Feed National"

Power Ledger, whose mission is to deliver peer-to-peer electricity to people through the blockchain, has been knocking it out of the park this year in terms of global recognition. The Australia-based company has thrust the blockchain into the spotlight, scoring a recent win in Sir Richard Bransons Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) on Necker Island. In

The post Interview: Power Ledgers Jemma Green on Using Blockchain to Power the World appeared first on CCN

07:00

Fusion Whisky and Adelphi Distillery Launch Whisky on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed National"

Fusion Whisky and the Adelphi Distillery have announced the launch of The Winter Queen their latest product to use blockchain technology to track its provenance.

The Winter Queen Marries 17th Century Royalty with 21st Century Tech

It is not only finance that blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt. Other industries are rapidly making moves to explore the innovations implications. One of these is the whisky distillation and distribution sector.

Fusion Whisky have joined forces with the Adelphi Distillery to launch a special blend called The Winter Queen. Each bottle of the special edition whisky will be registered on the blockchain. This will allow buyers to be sure that the product they receive is exactly what the makers claim it to be.

The Winter Queen is the second whisky from either firm to use such a distribution method. The previous one was an Australian blend by Fusion Whisky called The Brisbane. It was released in March of this year. Adelphi has also launched two editions of its own AD spirit on the blockchain.

The blend launched today is also the second time The Winter Queen has been released. The previous occasion was in February of this year. This edition is to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth Stuart, a Scottish princess crowned Queen of Bohemia in the seventeenth century. The whisky itself is said to have echoes of Parma Violets (a popular U.K. candy) and highland toffee, whilst retaining a smokey finish.

Master blender and managing director of Adelphi Distillery, Alex Bruce, spoke to BQ Live about the decision to use blockchain technology to distribute the second release of the spirit:

Such was the success of and acclaim for The Winter Queen, we were very keen to bring out another edition. This is our most complex fusion to date, with more than six different malt whiskies going into the blend.

The idea behind releasing whisky using blockchain technology is to allow its drinker to check the provenance of their liquor for themselves. It is supposed to let them see the whiskys journey from field to bottle. Further details about the history of Elizabeth Stuart are also provided on the entry to the distributed ledger....

06:48

The lies and failure of government in the Bourke St knifeman attack "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the primary objectives of (Victoria) Police as stated in the Victoria Police Manual - Policy Rules is to "preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent offences", as seen below in an excerpt from the manual.


The 31 year old Somali-born man who knifed the co-owner Sisto Malaspina of Melbourne's iconic Pellegrini's cafe was known to both federal and state police.

According to what was presented in the mainstream media, the 31 year old attacker was not a threat "to the national security environment", which is totally different from being a threat to the general population, which he was.

Victorian Premier Mr. Daniel Andrews states:

"We condemn it. We also take this opportunity to thank those very brave and dedicated members of Victoria Police who did all of us proud in their very quick response in very dangerous circumstances. Theyve done each and every one of us proud."

The real action was taken by a homeless man by the name of Mr. Michael Rogers dubbed "trolley man" who subdued the attacker before police took any action.


Victoria Police have not done "each and every one of us proud" as claimed by Mr. Andrews, but rather failed in their duty to prevent "offences...

06:00

Some strings attached - but they're not Melanesian "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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China's flag flies alongside the Papua New Guinean kumul - contributing to many people's mystification about what APEC is really all about

BEN JACKSON | Sun-Earth-Sea Blog

PORT MORESBY - Over thousands of years Papua New Guinea has developed cultural aesthetics that are intricate, diverse and highly regarded by admirers around the world.

Art, architecture and artefacts reveal much about the spirit of the day they sit at the intersection of people, place and time, and help to tell their collective story.

In 2018, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is ubiquitous in PNG and, whatever your views on trade liberalisation and neoclassical economic thought, it is undeniable that this annual forum is by far the largest event ever hosted by the country.

One could reasonably expect that, with the global spotlight shining brightly on Papua New Guinea, its rich cultures would be showcased to the thousands of visitors and world leaders.

But Papua New Guinea is the self-proclaimed land of the unexpected and on the streets of Waigani, the countrys political heart, there are no signs of its inimitable Sepik wood-carved sculptures, traditional kundu and garamut drums, or natural fibre weaves.

Chinese lanterns...

05:31

Papua rebels killed in ambush "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

https://aseaneconomist.com/papua-rebels-killed-in-ambush/

Papua rebels killed in ambush

By
Taylor McDonald

2018-11-09

Two independence insurgents and a civilian have reportedly been killed during a week of fighting in the impoverished Indonesian region of Papua.

The authorities are trying to capture Purom Wenda, a West Papua Liberation Army commander who they say is a petty criminal that formed a radical separatist group.

The authorities said Wenda had a low intellectual level.

Wenda claimed two of his men were killed in a shootout after his group shot dead a motorbike taxi driver they believed was spying for the government.

The military said the migrant from Sulawesi was an innocent villager.

Our struggle in the jungle has been going for decades, said Wenda in a smuggled statement. Countless people have died for this struggle. Indonesia said that they have given us special autonomy, infrastructure and other excuses. We do not want all that. We only want freedom.

Papuas military spokesman Colonel Muhammad Aidi said Wenda prevented villagers from recovering the body of the man they shot last Saturday in an attempt to set a trap for the authorities.

He said troops recovered the corpse and exchanged fire with the insurgents for around 30 minutes, killing two and seizing a significant stash of ammunition.

Aidi denied that Indonesia was amassing troops in Papuas highlands, saying it was just a routine rotation of personnel.

Humanitarian concerns are growing for Papuans caught in the crossfire.

There have been a series of gun battles in the highland regencies of Puncak Jaya, Nduga, Timika and Lanny Jaya.

A Red Cross representative in Papua Nelson Wonda said many traumatised highland villagers had been displaced by fighting and were living in the forests without sufficient food.

The NGO said seven Papuans were killed in Puncak Jaya in October by the military although the authorities put the number at five.

Wonda said troops killed villagers pigs and burned down their houses while the Red Cross had erected 60 tents for homeless Papuans...

05:00

Nine things you need to know about this APEC leaders week "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Parliament House and Independence Boulevard
Parliament House with Independence Boulevard behind and the circular new International Convention Centre at left (Aaron Chin)

STAFF WRITER | Business Advantage PNG

PORT MORESBY - The final two events of Papua New Guineas APEC-hosting year begin tomorrow.

The APEC leaders meeting and CEO summit are the highlights of APEC leaders week, to take place from tomorrow (Monday) to next Sunday, and thousands of delegates are arriving in Port Moresby from all over the APEC region. Heres what to expect.

Public holiday in Port Moresby

Friday 16 November will be a public holiday but only in Port Moresby. Last week, prime minister Peter ONeill said there would be just one public holiday after speculation the government was planning to declare two.

We are trying to create an environment where it is business as usual, he told a Port Moresby business meeting last week. The public holiday is to ensure that there is limited inconvenience to the public.

The weekend will be a normal weekend. The leaders meeting has been deliberately held on a Saturday and a Sunday.

International Airport to remain open

Port Moresbys Jacksons International Airport will remain open throughout the week, with most VIPs flying into the country outside peak times to avoid too much disruption to scheduled flights. Most leaders are expected to fly in on Friday 16 Novemberhence the declared public holiday.

The citys port will remain open

While Port Moresbys port at Motukea Island will remain open, there will be changes to its operations to accommodate cruise ships, which are arriving in PNG to provide accommodation for delegates.

Final APEC senior officials meeting

Port Moresbys international convention centre will be the location for the last APEC senior officials meeting meeting of the year to be held tomorrow (Monday) and on Tuesday.

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04:00

Coke's coffers crammed with kina as dollar crunch hits PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PinterestTOM WESTBROOK | Reuters

SYDNEY - Coca-Cola has mastered the business of getting its sweet, fizzy drinks into even the most isolated of Papua New Guineas far-flung tropical islands and mountain villages.

But getting the proceeds out of the South Pacific nation is proving much more troublesome, undermining efforts by the host of this months APEC meeting to portray itself as an attractive destination for international investment.

Australian-listed Coca-Cola Amatil, which distributes Coke in the region, recently disclosed it was holding more of PNG's kina currency than it wanted due to foreign exchange restraints, a complaint echoed by other big businesses.

The restrictions, used to prop up the kina by fixing its value in a narrow band, have created a shortage of dollars and a weeks-long queue to buy them. That is stifling business investment and with it, the countrys economic prospects, business leaders say.

For most customers, it has provided an impediment to the growth of their business, said Robin Fleming, chief executive of Bank South Pacific, PNGs biggest commercial bank and largest foreign exchange dealer.

Its really strained some of those relationships with their suppliers overseas, he said on the phone from his office in the dusty seaside capital, Port Moresby.

Port Moresby is the venue for this weeks Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit of world leaders and PNG is hoping to use the high-profile event to showcase the nation and its investment credentials.

PNG prime minister Peter ONeill said earlier this year that after APEC, everyone will remember where Papua New Guinea is and not confuse it with an African country.

Papua New Guinea has one of the largest economies in the Pacific Islands region, backed by mining, timber, fishing and huge energy reserves.

Riding booming commodity prices, the kina touched as high as $US0.47 in 2013 but fell as low as $0.33 the following year when the oil price plunged.

Demand for kina also dropped away sharply since the end of construction in 2014 of a giant LNG project led by Exxon Mobil Corp.

The dollar shortfall was exacerbated by lower-than-expected tax receipts from the PNG LNG project and disruptions to copper and gold exports.

Papua New Guineas central bank responded by fixing the currency to a 150...

02:11

Beautiful video of the late Sisto Malaspina, "I feel young, I feel happy". Rest in Peace you great man. "IndyWatch Feed National"

This beautiful man, gone. Unspeakable. Thank you so much for sharing this Ms Fonseca. I feel young, I feel happy, I feel loved. These words shared last month by Sisto Malaspina, owner of Pellegrini's Espresso Bar in Melbourne. Killed in yesterday's Bourke Street attack. He loved helping others. Full of...

01:58

I agree with Craig Kelly MP. Good on him for talking straight on climate change. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Lefties are going nuts over this "secret recording" of a good bloke talking sense. #EXCLUSIVE: This is just a few seconds of the recording obtained by @GuardianAus where Liberal MP Craig Kelly gave a presentation mocking climate change for more than an hour: "It's not fossil fuels that make the...

01:51

Anne Aly thinks terrorism is hilarious, she's laughing about it in this video "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thanks to the incomparable Jill Jacks. I'll just leave this here. #Perthnews #SPRINGST IF SHORTEN wins the election ............... THIS is his 'expert'. BE VERY AFRAID ! This quota filler is a nut case. #WeekendLive #AUSPOL pic.twitter.com/hq7gD8cOCU jill (@1Swinging_Voter) November 10, 2018

01:07

Holocaust Revisionism, Part 2: Ursula Haverbeck and the Letter from Birmingham Jail "IndyWatch Feed National"

Photo from the website of Buelefeld Prison where Ursula Haverbeck is doing time

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

In 1963, Martin Luther King wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail. It was addressed to eight white religious leaders.  He said:

You deplore the demonstrations that are presently taking place in Birmingham. But I am sorry that your statement did not express a similar concern for the conditions that brought the demonstrations into being..

I would not hesitate to say that it is unfortunate that so-called demonstrations are taking place in Birmingham at this time, but I would say in more emphatic terms that it is even more unfortunate that the white power structure of this city left the Negro community wit...

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22:27

2018 Victorian state election : far right (and left) candidates "IndyWatch Feed National"

Below : Serial pest Neil Erikson interrupts a Channel 7 broadcast from Bourke Street yesterday. ALA candidate Avi Yemini also sought to capitalise upon the tragedy, today holding a smol rally at the site. This political opportunism is explored by Continue reading

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20:40

Anne Aly wants to give Scott Morrison lessons in violent Jihadi terrorism. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Twisted. Apologist. Not Welcome Here. Anne Aly: @ScottMorrisonMP needs a little terrorism 101 before pointing fingers at radical Islam. Yes, violent Jihadism has been a predominant aspect of religious terror but the biggest threat in Australia is domestic violence. MORE: https://t.co/iJyhofut8g #WeekendLive pic.twitter.com/tBjZnrxZAm Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 10,...

19:45

MACKAY Mackay magistrates court "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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18:49

Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns in Australia in #MeToo alleged inappropriate behavior "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Labor party leader Luke Foley resigns over harassment allegations

The leader of the opposition in Australias most populous state was replaced on Saturday after he resigned over a #Metro row sparked by alleged inappropriate behavior.

Former New South Wales (NSW) state Labor party leader Luke Foley resigned on Thursday after being accused of sexually harassing an ABC journalist, four months before a state election he had been in a position to win.

Foley denies the allegations and said he has hired lawyers to sue for defamation over the claims.

NSW Labor deputy leader Michael Daley defeated opposition water spokesman Chris Minns to win the vacant leadership in a caucus meeting on Saturday afternoon.

He promised to build his government on four pillars: investing in schools and hospitals, lowering the cost of living and lowering energy bills.

We will make Sydney more livable, and stop the unfairness and overdevelopment in the planning system, he told reporters in Sydney.

Daley also said his party would re-task $2.2 billion earmarked by the states conservative Liberal government to upgrade sporting stadiums to instead train young people for employment.

Daley will lead NSW Labor to the March 23 election in Australias largest state, but despite Foleys resignation the scandal is likely to dent Labors chance of winning power.

A ReachTel poll in September had Labor and the ruling conservative coalition running neck-and-neck in the state.

The NSW economy accounts for one-third of Australias gross domestic product and at $400 billion is larger than the economies of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Editing by Nick Macfie

Reuters

17:40

#Narrm / #Melbourne: Graffiti mural for Mikhail Zhlobitsky "IndyWatch Feed National"

Graffiti mural in Narrm / Melbourne to commemorate Mikhail Zhlobitsky.

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Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Narrm / Melbourne so-called Australia: Graffiti mural in memory of 17 year old Russian Anarchist-Communist Mikhail Zhlobitsky who died while carrying out an explosive attack against the FSB (Federal Security Service) Regional Headquarters in Arkhangelsk, Russia on October 31st.

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17:15

ADVISORY-Court order on media coverage of Melbourne knife attacker story - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

ADVISORY-Court order on media coverage of Melbourne knife attacker storyThomson Reuters FoundationNov 10 (Reuters) - The following stories are now subject to a media suppression and take down order by an Australian court. The stories will be reissued with the statements subject to the order removed. An alert and urgent timed at 05:06:41. USN ...and more 

17:00

Facts About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant with a history going back thousands of years. According to historians, cave dwellers from the Paleolithic age consumed the fruit for sustenance.1 During the time of Christ, the fruit was gathered in the wild in ancient Troy. As the Medieval Ages came along, red raspberry expanded into the realm of art, where it was used as pigment for paintings and manuscripts.2

The red raspberry that most Americans are familiar with today is believed to be a native North American species, although it also thrives across northern Europe to northwestern Asia.3 George Washington was a notable advocate of this fruit, growing it in his garden.4

You may know red raspberry for its distinctive flavor and color, but that's not all it has to offer. Its leaves are used to make an herbal tea with various potential therapeutic uses. In folk medicine, raspberry leaves were brewed into tea and used to help treat wounds, diarrhea and colic pain.5

Red raspberry tea is known as a uterine relaxant,6 and is believed to help make labor and delivery easier.7 But did you know that it has other benefits as well? Discover what makes red raspberry leaf tea a beneficial drink that almost anyone can enjoy.

The Various Health Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

I've written about the benefits of raspberry fruit before, which include the potential to help lower your risk of cancer and a host of inflammatory diseases. However, its leaves possess their own unique traits that make them stand out. Here are some additional benefits you should be aware of when you drink red raspberry leaf tea:

May boost heart health Potassium deficiency has been closely associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease. In a study published in the journal Hypertension, those who consumed 4,069 milligrams of potassium daily had an impressive 49 percent lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared to those who only received around 1,000 milligrams per day.8

May aid in pregnancy According to a 1999 study, researchers noted that taking raspberry leaf may help dec...

16:26

Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

READ MORE AT REAL NEWS AUSTRALIA 

 

The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear.

By General Maddox.

In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a Terror Attack by the mainstream media. Read More

16:00

Canada should oust Chinese telecom Huawei, say security experts "IndyWatch Feed National"

Experts are warning Canada that working with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a grave mistake after an explosive Australian report last week alleged the company had hacked a foreign network and shared the information with Beijing.

15:35

Upcoming Townsville seminar on regional economies in a digitised & globalised world "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), of which Im a Vice President, is hosting an upcoming seminar in Townsville on how regional economies can adapt and thrive in a digitised, globalised world (see flyer below). Local ESA member Matthew Cook has lined up well-known Townsville economists Colin Dwyer and Riccardo Welters to speak on this topic. I understand that, in addition to stimulating discussion of appropriate policy settings to promote regional development, some light refreshments will be provided.

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Should governments actively direct people and investment to regional centres with a view to easing congestion in major cities (e.g. via tax concessions or government grants)? Should they invest in super stadiums and new convention centres to stimulate growth, or would it be better to invest those dollars in local schools and hospitals, for example?  Should regional councils push for a decentralisation of state public administration and a relocation of public service jobs to their regions?

This is just a sample of the interesting questions that I expect will be considered in this seminar. I very much suspect the perennial issue of whether there should be a separate state of North Queensland...

15:26

Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Melbourne stabbings: Somali-born Australian inspired by Isil, say police, as group claims attackA man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people one fatally in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police.

Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related.

The attacker, 31, was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.

The two survivors are in hospital, neither are in a serious condition. The suspect has not been named.

Police said they were not looking for anyone further at this early stage.

We dont believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident, said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton.

He said the suspect, who is of Somali origin, was someone that is known to both local police and federal intelligence, adding it was mainly in respect to relatives who are certainly persons of interest to us.

Somali-born Australian who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday.

In an attack described by the state premier as an act of evil, the man sped a utility vehicle down Bourke Street, one of the citys busiest thoroughfares, and then stopped and apparently set it alight before randomly stabbing pedestrians.

A man aged 74, who had been stabbed in the face, died at the scene.

Two other men, aged 26 and 58, are in a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police identified the man responsible for Fridays attack as 30-year-old Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 31,  whose 21-year-old brother was accused of plotting a mass murder on New Years Eve at Federation Square last year, a city centre hub and popular tourist spot.  He is in jail awaiting trial.

Footage taken by witnesses showed the man lunging with a large knife at police, who shot him in the chest and killed him. Bystanders were yelling at police: Just shoot him, just shoot him.

Police said Shire Alis Australian passport was cancelled in 2015 after an intelligence report he planned to travel to Syria, but an assessment was made that whilst he had radical views, he posed no threat to national security.

I think it is fair to say he (Shire Ali) was inspired. He was radicalised, Au...

15:01

White-backed Swallow at Cooby Dam--Lovedays Cove reported by Sandra Gallienne on 10-11-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

3 possibly 4 White-backed Swallows near the toilet block near the boat shed. Associating with the Fairy Martins, Tree Martins and Welcome Swallows.

14:11

What is the safest way to get back home late at night? "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

I'll be working near the lagoon until midnight every night but living in Parramatta Park. The nearest bus stop is Cairns Central, which is a 7 min walk from my place (I think I'd have enough time to catch it before it stops for the night). Is it safe to walk that that late alone (female)? Maybe a bike? I don't have a car, but thought about getting a moped, not sure how hard parking will be in the city though. Don't want to use Uber if I can help it since it's at least $8/ride. Thanks!

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13:41

Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police sayThomson Reuters FoundationMELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A Somali-born man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police ...November 9, 2018 - TwitterTwitterall 2,756 news articles 

13:09

Transmitting peace and prizes this Subscriberthon weekend "IndyWatch Feed National"

Community and arts organisations and collaborations are central to Overland  we wouldn't be able to make and distribute the important work we do without support from, for instance, the National Union of Workers, who created and sponsor our $18,000 Fair Australia Prize, or The Lifted Brow, who demonstrate some of what's possible when many folks with good ideas collaborate, or 3RRR FM, who keep the radio waves alive.

13:08

Is the National Indigenous Health Survey ethical? "IndyWatch Feed National"

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey provides an essential snapshot of Indigenous health in Australia, but how transparent are its processes?

12:55

Daniel Andrews - violent extremism is part of contemporary Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Andrews and his defeatists may accept it. I never will. I will never bow to Islamists. I will never accept Islamist ways as part of Australian culture. Anyone who votes for defeatists like Andrews should know precisely what the result of that decision will bring. Here's Andrews speaking in October...

12:32

Melbourne attacker inspired by Islamic State - Australian police - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Melbourne attacker inspired by Islamic State - Australian policeThomson Reuters FoundationMELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A man who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police ...and more 

12:31

MACKAY Terrifying: Knife-wielding woman kicks and bites police "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

Terrifying: Knife-wielding woman kicks and bites police

November 10, 2018 at 06:26AM ,

On Friday, McNamara (right) fronted Mackay Magistrates Court in custody the day after her inexplicable offending over about 15 minutes.

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12:30

MACKAY From big-time to broke: Miner sacked amidst convictions "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 06:26PM ,

From big-time to broke: Miner sacked amidst convictions

November 09, 2018 at 06:26PM ,

violence order breaches, the 44-year-old caused damage to a home which was the property of the company, Mackay Magistrates Court was told.

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12:30

MACKAY Man accused of secret filming in change room granted bail "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

Man accused of secret filming in change room granted bail

November 09, 2018 at 08:30AM ,

Matthew James McDonald, 23, faced Mackay Magistrates Court in custody on Wednesday. McDonald has been charged with visually recording a

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MACKAY Warrant for arrest after man fails to appear "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Warrant for arrest after man fails to appear

November 10, 2018 at 06:03AM ,

Craig James Bucktons case was mentioned in Mackay Magistrates Court on Friday. Buckton, 33, was due to appear in the court alongside solicitor,

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MACKAY Drug-affected fitter gives ambos, police tough time "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 10, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

Drug-affected fitter gives ambos, police tough time

November 10, 2018 at 07:56AM ,

An evidently remorseful Tyler Jordan Foale, 25, fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on November 5. He pleaded guilty to public nuisance in the vicinity

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MACKAY Child porn charges scrapped, fail to report case reveals "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:39AM ,

Child porn charges scrapped, fail to report case reveals

November 09, 2018 at 08:39AM ,

Moffat) on two charges of using a carriage service to access child pornography material came to light in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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12:30

MACKAY Charges follow incident with armed woman, South Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 07:33AM ,

Charges follow incident with armed woman, South Mackay

November 09, 2018 at 07:33AM ,

She will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court later this morning to have the matters heard. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on

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MACKAY How Eurydices killer stalked her through the city "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 08, 2018 at 08:05PM ,

How Eurydices killer stalked her through the city

November 08, 2018 at 08:05PM ,

EURYDICE Dixons killer downed a bottle of vodka with a mate before stalking her for more than an hour through Melbournes CBD, court documents

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MACKAY No bail for child grooming accused "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:42AM ,

No bail for child grooming accused

November 09, 2018 at 08:42AM ,

Jasmesh Samson Singhs case was mentioned in Mackay Magistrates Court on Wednesday. The 24-year-old man faces 46 charges in total. No pleas

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MACKAY Woman kicks, bites police after wielding knife at passers-by "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY November 09, 2018 at 08:04AM ,

Woman kicks, bites police after wielding knife at passers-by

November 09, 2018 at 08:04AM ,

A YOUNG South Mackay woman will face the Mackay Magistrates Court later this morning after being charged with a number of offences last night.

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12:20

Much loved Melbourne restaurant icon killed by Muslim terrorist "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rot in hell you Islamist piece of shit. You havent really experienced Melbourne until youve had pasta at Pellegrinis Pellegrinis sign is heritage-listed. (Audrey Bourget) It's one of the citys oldest cafes, and the plate of pasta will take you back to the 1950s. By Audrey Bourget 12 OCT 2018...

12:11

Exercise Wallaby 2018 - More Spectacular Photos of Volga Dnepr Antonov AN-124 RA-82044 at Rockhampton Airport to take RSAF Apache Helicopters Home "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

As mentioned below, on Sunday 4 November, Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov AN-124-100 RA-82044 visited Rockhampton Airport, arriving as "VDA1119" direct from Dhaka, Bangladesh.


After parking, the Antonov was lowered into its unique kneeling position and the front then opened.  We have been very fortunate to receive some spectacular images captured as it was loaded with the four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters which have taken part in the Singapore Armed Force's Military Exercise Wallaby 2018.




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11:00

Early Bitcoin Pioneer Speculates Who Nakamoto Is, Gives $100 Million in Asset Away "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jeff Garzik, an early pioneer of Bitcoin, has revealed that hes given away over $100 million worth of the asset, but has no regrets about it.

Giving Money to Something He Believes In

Garzik has been in the space since 2010 after reading a blog post about Bitcoin. Writing code for it, he soon became the third-biggest contributor to Bitcoin after Satoshi Nakamoto and Gavin Andresen.

However, in a report with Bloomberg, the Bitcoin pioneer notes that the currency is not what he thought it would be. Yet, despite this, hes proud of what has been achieved so far. So much so, that in a bid to spur software work on he gave 15,678 Bitcoins away about seven years ago in developer bounties. At current prices thats around $100 million.

Garzik recalls that when Bitcoin reached $1 in 2011 a party was held to celebrate the milestone, adding it was a question whether this thing would survive at all. And theres no question of that today.

Yet, while Nakamotos idea of Bitcoin being used as private money hasnt materialised yet, Garzik is fine with it being treated as a store of value.

It is an organism, its something that evolves, he added. It hasnt evolved in the direction of high-volume payments, which is something we thought about in the very early days: getting merchants to accept Bitcoins. But on the store-of-value side its unquestionably a success.

Related Reading: Jeff Garzik Builds Thousand Year Cryptocurency

Will the Real Nakamoto Please Stand Up

Having worked closely, if only online, with Nakamoto, Garzik thinks he knows who it may be.

Speaking of the late Floridian Dave Kleiman, he said that this this gentleman was self taught and that it matches his coding style. He went on to add that:

the Bitcoin coder was someone who was very, very smart, but not a classically trained software engineer.

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10:58

There Was Bobby Burns and There Is Eric Bogle "IndyWatch Feed National"

Insert: Armistice Day 1918, Sydney

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

What is it in us that can respond to a song, or even just a line from a song, better than we can respond to a ton of books? And why does it matter that a poem rhymes? And how does the artist make contact in the first place with some special insight into the human condition?

Tomorrow being armistice day, and not just any armistice day but the hundredth one, Gumshoe would like to spotlight an Adelaide man named Eric Bogle. He is 74 and is best known or a song he wrote 47 years ago And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.

Surely its the definitive piece about the cruelty of war and the meaninglessness of such human destruction. But there is never a word to that effect. Just a l...

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10:40

Australian police search Melbourne properties in terror investigation - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian police search Melbourne properties in terror investigationThomson Reuters FoundationMELBOURNE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Australian counter-terrorism investigators were searching two properties in suburban Melbourne on Saturday morning, the day after a man killed one person in what authorities said was a terrorist attack in the city. Police ...and more 

10:21

Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear. By General Maddox. In a climate of constant media propaganda and spin designed to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, we again see an incident on Australian soil quickly described as a Terror Attack by the mainstream media. There are a few things that []

10:01

Tiny Dog Was Going To Be Shot Because Shelter Thought No One Would Want Her "IndyWatch Feed National"

One look at Martha and rescuers knew she was special.

From the white tuft of fur on her head to her enormous brown eyes and permanent grin, the Chihuahua-maltese mix was one in a million.

But the little dog nearly didn't make it to safety.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Martha was picked up as a stray and brought to an overcrowded rural shelter in Australia, where staffers thought the kindest thing to do was put 12-year-old Martha out of her misery. Luckily, rescuers with Pets Haven Animal Shelter disagreed.

Martha was dumped in a high-kill pound, Pets Haven Animal Shelter wrote on Instagram. The ranger was going to shoot her as he didnt think anyone would want her.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Pets Haven rescuers pulled the little dog out of the shelter at the very last minute saving her from an untimely death. Finally safe, veterinarians discovered that Marthas missing patches of fur and itchy skin were the least of her issues.

A thorough workup revealed that Martha was suffering from a disorder known as dry eye and a severe heart murmur, and was entirely deaf. Martha needed such expensive and time-consuming treatment that the rescue deemed her unfit for adoption.

Credit: Bianca Stockley

Despite her dark prognosis, Marthas luck prevailed once again when Bianca Stockley, one of the vets treating her, decided to let her sleep in...

09:48

Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes.

The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres.

Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes on his four-month-old BMW R 1200 GS tightened during a tyre change at 3000km.

He had only ridden another couple of thousands kilometres before 10 spokes came loose again, causing the rear end to slide around.

Loose spokesMark and his GS

The bike nearly bucked me off coming down a mountain road and started to oversteer in the corners, he says.

It scared the life out of me. I thought I was going to buy the farm.

The dealer confirmed its a faulty wheel with 10 loose spokes.

BMW Motorrad Australia have no replacements, so my bike will be off the road for up to five weeks until a new wheel comes from Germany.

Other riders on BMW internet forums have also complained of the same issue.

BMW R 1200 GS spokesBMW R 1200 GS spoked wheel

We contacted BMW Motorrad Australia who advised there is no safety recall on this issue.

However, there is a service campaign and owners are encouraged to contact their dealer if there are concerns, a spokesman says.

Mark is not happy and has contacted the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeking a safety recall on the model.

...

08:34

Melbourne attacker's brother arrested last year - police - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Melbourne attacker's brother arrested last year - policeThomson Reuters FoundationSYDNEY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A man who killed one person in a terrorist attack in the Australian city of Melbourne was known to police and was the brother of a man arrested on terror charges last year, Australian police said on Saturday. The Somali-born ...and more 

08:33

Ancient cures for modern times: Bridging the health care gap in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Aboriginal healers are bringing their 60,000-year-old tradition into medical clinics across Australia. Working alongside doctors and other health care providers, the traditional healers known as Ngangkais are offering their ancient and powerful traditional healing methods in mainstream health settings. Traditional healers have been working in their own communities for thousands of years with amazing results, and now they are sharing their wisdom and filling the gaps of Western medicine in South Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital and many other rural clinics around the country. In South Australia, a policy of cultural respect in the public health system supports Indigenous patients to request a Traditional Aboriginal Healer and so today we can see Aboriginal traditional medicine and Western medicine working hand in hand.

08:17

My Phone Friend Raped me "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

A 21 year old girl from Jiwaka Province was raped last Saturday night at Sogeri by someone whom she described as her former phone friend. This report was confirmed by Hohola Police Station Commander Mr Ben Kua.

Station Commander, Mr Ben Kua said, the Survivor who does not want to be named managed to escape early Sunday morning and laid compaints with the Hohola Police station.

Station Commander, Mr Ben Kua said the perpetrator was someone the victim knew; he was her phone friend and lived in Port Moresby whilst she was in Jiwaka early this year. The perpetrator promised her a good life and bought her plane ticket to Port Moresby.

The promise of a good life was only for a week, before he dumped her with his relatives at Burns Peak, Hohola and disappeared for a period of time. Sadly it was not long before she got kicked out of the house where she was living.

With no knowledge of the whole city, no knowledge of where she can find any relatives, she was lost as to how she will live and survive in the city.

She was finding ways to go back home to Jiwaka, so she came to us to seek assistance, said Mr Kua.

We searched for any possible family members here but to no avail.

Mr Kua said, She does not have any family here to actually get them to contact families back in Jiwaka.

Sadly the victim had to take shelter with a family from Southern Highlands who were generous enough to offer her a space in their family home.

Upon hearing that his phone friend was no longer living with his family, he came to Hohola Burns Peak to look for her. When he found her, he convinced her that he had come to take her to go and live with him.

They left on Saturday 03rd November for Sogeri.  Little did she know of what might happen during that night.

The victim was raped three (3) times in the night by the perpetrator, Mr Kua said.

It was a good thing she managed to escape early Sunday morning, and wasted no time but came in to put a report of what had happened,he said.

We did a request for a medical report and we are currently writing a crime report, Mr Kua said.

Mr Kua further explained that as soon as the medical report comes in, the suspect will be arrested. Currently the suspect is residing a tBurns Peak at Hohola.

It is sad to see that despite numerou...

06:00

Those colonial & kiap times: some coercion, but never repression "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Tribal warfare between two clans in the 1960s
Tribal warfare between two highlands clans in the 1960s

CHRIS OVERLAND

ADELAIDE - I have no argument with the basic conclusion of Tobias Schworer's thesis, the summary of which was published recently in PNG Attitude.

I think he has correctly described the process by which Papua New Guinea was brought under the control of the Australian colonial administration.

That said, I think that the use of expressions like "repression that punishes groups still engaged in warfare" is, whether intended or not, an emotionally loaded way of describing the pacification process.

The word "repression" is more typically associated with injustice and inequity, not the lawful imposition of an orderly, fair and effective system of justice upon what were essentially anarchic, and sometimes exceptionally brutal, Melanesian social systems.

In short, it is a pejorative term and, I think, capable of misleading a reader as to the nature of what happened.

He could more accurately have said that the colonial Administration followed a strategy of imposing law and order by a variety of means including, in some cases, coercive and sometimes lethal force.

Having not read the thesis, I hope that within it he has developed his thinking on how Papua New Guineans themselves, having understood the objectives of the colonial intruders, soon realised that their collective interests would be best served by accepting the new situation without violent resistance.

They did this even though I have no doubt that the behaviour of the intruders was sometimes irksome and high handed.

But a lot of effort went into creating a justice system that was fair and reasonably accessible to all.

Also, the authorities knew that it had to take into account traditional beliefs and values to the extent that this was reasonably possible.

As a kiap, I stood by and allowed tradition......

05:40

Pamela Anderson Speaks Up Against the #MeToo Movement, Leaving Modern Feminists Outraged "IndyWatch Feed National"

Former Playboy model and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has attracted a great deal of attention following an interview on Sunday with Australias 60 Minutes. During the Interview, Anderson voiced her controversial opinions regarding the most recent feminist movements.

In all fairness, Anderson included a disclaimer during the conversation, stating, Im going to speak my mind. Im sorry, Im not politically correct. However, many believe that her comments went a step further than just pushing the boundaries on political correctness. When discussing the most recent wave of feminism and the battle for womens rights, Anderson states that she believes that feminism today is a bore.

I think (Playboy) was very empowering and no one forced me to do anything, explained Anderson. I think this feminism can go too far Im a feminist but I think that this third wave feminism is a bore, I think it paralyzes men I think that this Me Too movement is a bit too much for me. Im sorry, Ill probably get killed for saying that.

Pamela Anderson isnt the first female celebrity to take a stance against the Me Too movement in this way. Earlier this year French film start Catherine Deneuve made news when she referred to the #MeToo movement as a witch hunt. Her opinions were met with great resistance, leading her to write a letter in the French newspaper Liberation apologizing to the victims that may have felt attacked by the statement.

Anderson went on to joke about what she would do if she were to come face-to-face with Harvey Weinstein in a hotel, stating, My mother taught me dont go to a hotel with a stranger. If someone open...

05:03

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: New greenhouse gasses discovered with heavy snow in both hemispheres "IndyWatch Feed National"

Discovery of five new greenhouse gasses in Norway that are thousands of times more potent than CO2, the Grand Solar Minimum continues intensifying and crop insurance payouts in Canada doubling vs 2017. At what point do insurers stop covering losses? Snow Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand heavy for the season in both hemispheres. Sources

04:17

In West Papuas Arfak Mountains, local leaders plot ecotourism boom "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MANOKWARI, Indonesia High in the northwestern mountains of Indonesias West Papua province, the newly established Pegunungan Arfak district has a bold idea: Its leaders hope to achieve economic prosperity through conservation and ecotourism rather than selling off their land to mining and plantation companies. With peaks reaching 2,955 meters (9,695 feet), Pegunungan Arfak is the highest district in West Papua. And while a pair of lakes make for a compelling tourist destination, local officials believe the biodiversity and unique culture of the area can bring visitors in droves. Other regions in Indonesia have pinned their hopes on ecotourism as a driver of economic growth, but Pegunungan Arfak has a secret weapon: a mandate from provincial leaders to prioritize sustainability and conservation in economic development. Last month, the provinces of West Papua and Papua, which together compose Indonesias half of the island of New Guinea, reaffirmed their unified goal to essentially become the next Costa Rica an ecotourism success story that generates almost $3 billion in annual revenue for that country. In 2015, West Papua declared itself the worlds first conservation province, with a mandate to prioritize conservation in all decisions of economic development. The move came on the heels of a 2014 national law that reversed some aspects of decentralization by partly transferring governance of Indonesias natural resources from the local level back up to provincial level. While some saw this as a huge step forward allowing for more consistent and enforceable laws others worried that

04:12

Melbourne, Australia: Lunatic blows up truck, stabs 3 people, before being shot dead by police "IndyWatch Feed National"

A man shot by police after stabbing three people in Melbourne's Bourke Street has died in hospital. One of the stabbing victims died of his injuries at the scene, while two others, a 59-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, are in hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police shot the man in the chest after he charged at them with the knife. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and kept under guard before succumbing to his injuries. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told a press conference tonight the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. "From what we know of that individual, we are treating this as a terrorism incident." He said the attacker, 31, was known to "federal intelligence authorities" as well as to Victoria Police.

04:05

As Oz gears up in Manus, China says 'discard cold war thinking' "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

HMAS Adelaide
HMAS Adelaide arrives in Port Moresby to provide security for the APEC forum next week

ALAN BOYD | Asia Times

SYDNEY - Australian naval vessels have arrived in Papua New Guinea to protect leaders at a summit of Pacific Rim nations next week, giving a foretaste of the newly elevated defence relationship between the two neighbours.

Defence officials confirmed that Australias helicopter docking ship HMAS Adelaide is now off Papua New Guineas capital of Port Moresby, accompanied by two patrol boats.

They will provide security for cruise ships tethered in the harbour that will house delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering.

Australian special forces troops have been in PNG for two months preparing security measures around facilities for the 17-18 November summit, which will be attended by US vice president Mike Pence, Chinese premier Xi Jinping and the leaders of 18 other countries.

A series of other meetings held in conjunction with the summit starts on Monday.

About 1,500 Australian service personnel are providing the backbone of the Joint Security Task Force, supported by F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets and MRH-90 helicopters. The US is supplying customs vessels, while Indonesia and New Zealand have helped train local police and military.

The operation is mostly aimed at deterring potential terrorist threats, especially for the vulnerable cruise ships, but also sends a firm message of regional solidarity as China flexes its own muscles in the South Pacific and South China Sea.

Canberra and Port Moresby signed an expected deal late last week for Australia to redevelop the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island and help expand the Papua New Guineas tiny armed forces. China had already made a similar offer.

Established by the US during World War II, Lombrum was occupied by Australian forces from 1946 until 1974, the year when PNG became independent from Australia. It was mostly used for refuelling and as a stores depot.

Keeping China out of the base is important to Australia and the US as Lombrum provides...

02:33

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

091118KORAKA WARD RECONCILE
New Dawn FM
Over One Thousand people gathered at KORAKA ward in KEREAKA yesterday to witness the reconciliation between former combatants and the people they have hurt during the Bougainville crisis.
The former combatants included former BRA fighters, Resistance and the Meekamui faction.
The former combatants openly pleaded for forgiveness from the victims and they were forgiven by the victims in public.
Speakers at the ceremony included the Ward chief, HILLARY TSINIU,Peace Committee member, MATHEW OTEPI, Kunua District Peace and Security Committee representative, MATHEW KAOWAN, Ex-combatants representative, MICHAEL BERETOA, Womens representative, MICHAELYNE ELO and of course the ABG member, CHARLES KAKAPETAI.
The program continued with Sports today

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02:07

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

091118CHIEF SAYS COLLABORATION NOT WORKING
New Dawn FM News

The paramount chief of KORAKA ward in Kereaka says that the partnership arrangements between the people and their government is not being felt in the villages.
Speaking at the reconciliation ceremony at KORAKA ward in Kereaka yesterday, Chief HILLARY TSINIU said that the people in the remote areas of Bougainville are still in the dark with what is happening.
He said that the partnership between the government and the people must be strengthened so that people can feel the service delivery by their government in the wards.

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01:34

Melbourne police: One dead, two injured in terrorist stabbing "IndyWatch Feed National"

_________ Times of Israel Melbourne police: One dead, two injured in terrorist stabbing MELBOURNE, Australia Australian police on Friday said they were treating a deadly knife attack in Melbourne as an act of terror, adding that the suspect was originally from Somalia and was known to intelligence authorities. We are now treating this as []

01:21

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

091118ONE DAY INDUCTION FOR THREE NEW MEMBERS
New Dawn FM News
The three newly elected Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives, STEPHEN TOPESI the member for KONGARA, ALBERT TORO the member for TAONITA TEOP and GORDON BATEK the member for HALIA will be inducted into the Bougainville House of Representatives on Monday 12th November, 2018 at the Parliament Conference Room.
The purpose of this induction is to ensure the three members and their executive officers are familiar with the core function of the Bougainville House of Representatives.
The members will be able to appreciate that the Bougainville House of Representatives and the administrative arm which is known as the parliamentary service do play a vital role in ensuring that the members receive maximum administrative and procedural support in order for them to perform their legislative and constituency responsibilities effectively.
The Deputy Speaker, HON.FRANCESCA SEMOSO will officiate at this induction whilst ROBERT TAPI and senior officers from the Parliamentary services will be the main facilitators.

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01:19

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

091118ABG HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SITTING
New Dawn FM News
The Bougainville House of representatives will meet next week Tuesday starting at 2 pm.
The Clerk of the Parliament, ROBERT TAPI released the information when announcing the induction of the three newly elected members on Monday, one day ahead of the meeting.
The clerk said that members will be in Buka to attend the meeting of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker, SIMON PENTANU arrives in Buka on Tuesday to preside over the meeting which will receive update on the outcome of the JSB meeting and Reports from the regional Parliamentary Committees for North,Central and South Bougainville.
Bougainville National members will not attend because the PNG National Parliament is also meeting on the same week to debate the 2019 National Budget.

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00:19

Daesh claims responsibility for deadly Melbourne attack "IndyWatch Feed National"

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the deadly Melbourne attack on Friday.

The groups Amaq news website did not provide any evidence for the claim.

Police work at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on Friday, November 9. (AFP)

Australian police said the knife attack was an act of terror, revealing that the deceased suspect was originally from Somalia and was known to intelligence agencies.

The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker.

Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife. He also attempted to attack police who arrived on the scene before being shot in the chest by an officer.

The suspect died later at a hospital. One of the victims also died, while the two others were hospitalized.

Police said the attackers vehicle contained several barbecue gas cylinders in the back. A bomb squad rendered them safe without any exploding.

Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton said the suspect, who was originally from Somalia, was known to police and the incident was being treated as terrorism.

From what we know of that individual we are treating this as a terrorism incident, Ashton told reporters, adding that the police counterterrorism command was working on the case, as well as homicide detectives.

Hes known to police mainly in respect to relatives that he has which certainly are persons of interest to us, and hes someone that accordingly is know to both Victorian police and the Federal intelligence authorities, he said.

The attack occurred on the eve of a busy weekend in Melbourne, with a major horse race scheduled for Saturday and a national league soccer match the following day. Sunday is also Remembrance Day, when memorial ceremonies for World War I are held.

Ashton said police were doing security reassessments of these events in light of whats occurred, but there was no ongoing threat were currently aware of in relation to people surrounding this individual.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned the evil and cowardly attack.

Australians will never be intimidated by these appalling attacks and we will continue to go about our lives and enjoy the freedoms that the terrorists detest, he said in a statement.

One witness sa...

00:16

00:09

Australia: Muslim who stabbed three while screaming Allahu akbar also set truck full of gas cylinders on fire "IndyWatch Feed National"

He wanted to implement the Quranic command to kill them wherever you find them (2:191, 4:89, 9:5) in a big way. Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire, three stabbed in Australia terror attack, by Tom Westbrook and Sonali Paul, Reuters, November 9, 2018: SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) A Somali-born man set fire to a []

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23:10

Australian millennials in financial strife despite strong economic growth "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the third quarter of 2018, the Australian economy grew by 0.9%, stronger than the previous 0.7% forecast. The nations annual growth rate has reached 3.4% which will be music to the ears of the Reserve Bank and Treasury. New treasurer, Josh Frydenberg confirmed that these figures equate to the strongest growth since the height

22:54

Police say stabbing attack in Australia linked to terrorism "IndyWatch Feed National"

 A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australias second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism.

The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker.

Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife. He also attempted to attack police who arrived on the scene before being shot in the chest by an officer.

The suspect died later at a hospital. One of the victims also died, while the two others were hospitalized.

Police said the attackers vehicle contained several barbecue gas cylinders in the back. A bomb squad rendered them safe without any exploding.

Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton said the suspect, who was originally from Somalia, was known to police and the incident was being treated as terrorism.

From what we know of that individual we are treating this as a terrorism incident, Ashton told reporters, adding that the police counterterrorism command was working on the case, as well as homicide detectives.

Hes known to police mainly in respect to relatives that he has which certainly are persons of interest to us, and hes someone that accordingly is know to both Victorian police and the Federal intelligence authorities, he said.

The attack occurred on the eve of a busy weekend in Melbourne, with a major horse race scheduled for Saturday and a national league soccer match the following day. Sunday is also Remembrance Day, when memorial ceremonies for World War I are held.

Ashton said police were doing security reassessments of these events in light of whats occurred, but there was no ongoing threat were currently aware of in relation to people surrounding this individual...

22:50

Significant Earthquakes Strike NW of Jan Mayen, SW Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

KMPH 110902 Powerful earthquake occurs NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Earthquake details: Magnitude: 6.8 mww Location: 71.623N 11.240W [119km NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen] Depth: 10.0 km Time: 2018-11-09 01:49:40 (UTC) Australia: Earthquake Strikes 64km ESE of Manjimup, Australia Earthquake details: Magnitude: 5.2 mww Location: 34.351S 116.839E Depth: 10.0 km []

22:49

Australia: Muslim migrant screaming Allahu akbar stabs three shoppers, murdering one "IndyWatch Feed National"

The 31-year-old and his family were known to counter-terror agencies at a state and national level and were believed to have ties with north African extremist groups. His passport was cancelled several years ago after he was noted as one of 300 potential security risks. So why was he still in Australia? Or would even []

22:46

Japan, US Prepare Plans for Conflict with China in East China Sea "IndyWatch Feed National"

In recent months, we have seen increased military provocations by the US on the edge of Chinas territorial waters. More worrying however, if the fact the US are attempting to drag Japan into their geopolitical chess match. In addition to this, British Royal Naval ships have also being used to provoke China in near the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.

All of this is happening amid a backdrop of a new US-led international trade war, in which the Trump Administration is attempting to renegotiate the legacy system of globalization and multilateralism, and into a new phase of nationalist-oriented neomercantilism, and possibly new regional power blocks. For this reason, its difficult to know exactly how much of this sabre rattling is part of the the new realignment, and how much represents a genuine American thirst for a new world war.

Regardless, Japan remains the key power-balancer in the East Asia region, and which direction it swings will likely determine to over-arching direction of events. For this reason, its important to keep an eye on this recent development (see below).

Southfront reports

The US and Japan appear to be preparing for a conflict with China over the Senkaku Islands, according to News Corp Australia.

The tiny islands are located between the northern tip of Taiwan and the Japanese home islands and have been under dispute for a while, however they appear to be heating up.

Beijing claims that the islands are part of its historical inheritance. According to the Australian outlet, Chinese fishing boats are continuously performing aggressive incursions, in a way that they appear to be organized as a state militia. The Chinese coast guard was also recently militarized and is seeing tensions in the East China Sea.

Reportedly, Japan and the United States are drawing up battle plans to enable their forces to fight together against any Chinese incursion.

This is reinforced by...

21:52

Checking for fraud, AI rooted out one companys sexist language "IndyWatch Feed National"

Although one Australian company passed an organization-wide test on sexism, internal emails and instant messages told a very different story.

We hear a lot about AIs potential to take away jobs, but in some cases, AI can do what humans simply cannot. Take the case of a fraud investigation that was tripped after a senior executive from an Australia-based retirement fund provider abruptly resigned and the companys HR department found mentions of gambling in this persons emails.

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12:39

Effectiveness of an improved form of insecticide-based diatomaceous earth against four stored grain pests. "IndyWatch Feed National"

PMID:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Jun ;25(17):17012-17024. Epub 2018 Apr 7. PMID: 29627963 Abstract Title:  Effectiveness of an improved form of insecticide-based diatomaceous earth against four stored grain pests on different grain commodities. Abstract:  The effectiveness of Grain-Guard, an improved form of diatomaceous earth (DE), with low risk to the environment, was evaluated against the storage pests Liposcelis paeta, Cryptolestes ferrugineus, Rhyzopertha dominica, and Tribolium castaneum on four grain commodities, wheat, rice, maize and sorghum. The overall mortality of stored grain pests increased with the rise of application rate and exposure intervals of diatomaceous earth and decreased over 120 days of post-treatment period. Our results revealed that mortality of adults 14 days post-disclosure was>80% on wheat at the start of post-treatment than rice, maize, and sorghum, respectively. During the first 60 days of post-treatment, adult mortality increased, whereas later on, a steady decrease in adult mortality was observed. Considerable differences in dose rates were observed on mortality levels along with grain commodities. Following 14 days of exposure, all adults of four species were dead on wheat at 100 ppm and on rice at 150 ppm except maize and sorghum. The suppression of progeny was noticeably higher at the beginning of post-treatment duration while after 60-days of post-treatment, progeny numbers started to increase with the rise in post-treatment durations. This new improved DE formulation was found to be effective at dose rates that are extensively lower than required with previous DE formulations and will contribute to lower the risk of health and environment.

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