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Saturday, 21 July

00:50

Gems from My FBI Dossier A New Letter to Jeff Sessions "IndyWatch Feed National"

An innocent man tortured and killed by FBI in federal prison. Kenneth Trentadue, RIP

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

July 17, 2018

Dear United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions,

I am having big problems with the FBI, and I bet you are, too. It is time to fix their wagon. The whole nation will support you, and so will the whole world.

To show you, briefly, what Ive got in my FBI dossier (I mean mine of them, not theirs of me), I now send you a copy of what I wrote to a predecessor of yours.  Granted, it is dated eight years ago, but is still unfortunat...

00:32

Trump blimp, its Moluccan Dutch roots "IndyWatch Feed National"

This music video says about itself:

Baby Trump Blimp Song

13 July 2018

The Baby Trump Blimp flies over London today protesting the American presidents racism, xenophobia, and climate change denial. Fly Fly Baby Trump Blimp!

Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad of 18 July 2018 reports about the Trump blimp.

They interviewed Ms Nona Hurkmans. She is of Moluccan Dutch ancestry (Nona is a Moluccan name). She is the spokeswoman of the Trump blimp campaign.

She says (translated):

We have already made contact with Australia to fly the baby blimp there in November when Trump will come.

We sincerely believe that Donald Trump and the rightward movement of politics are very dangerous.

The successful Trump Baby project, conceived in March, has a downside. We get threats, are treated in a racist way, says Hurkmans, who for that reason can not be found with a personal account on social media. Opponents go very far, she notes. We have received requests to bring the balloon to the USA. Only, then they will have to take into account that it may be shot from the air. That is serious, not a joke.

Hurkmans nevertheless looks back with satisfaction on an extremely hectic week. Our goal was to make...

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Friday, 20 July

23:51

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

200718MOMIS ON SENIOR APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
New Dawn FM News

The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS yesterday explained on the work of the Bougainville Senior Appointments Committee and its composition of members.
He told Reporters in Buka that this independent Committee appoints and refers Senior Public servants of the Bougainville administration.
President MOMIS said him as the chairman and Governments representative does not control these people to appoint friends or persons from South Bougainville as some people have been alluding lately.
He said these are people of integrity and cannot be pushed around to support one committee member.
President MOMIS said persons being recruited into the Bougainville public service are screened by another committee before a short list is given to the Senior Appointments Committee for their final appointment.
The members are made up of the former Bishop of the United Church REV TIM AUTHER, Independent Lawyer, HUBERT KIKIRA appointed by the Law Society Womens rep DR. NAOMI TULAHA and Speaker of the ABG House of Representatives, SIMON PENTANU and ABG President as the Chairman.
He said if a senior Officer is implicated then the Senior Appointments Committee engages a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations and if not found guilty then that officer returns to his or her position.

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23:49

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

200718GOODNEWS FOR BECH DER MER BUYERS AND EXPPORTERS
New Dawn FM News

Good news for BECH DE MER Buyers and Exporters, The harvesting of BECH DE MER will open on the First of August, 2018.
This was announced by the Director for Fisheries Division, MAHARA AUHI on New Dawn FM today.
He called on all BECH DE MER buyers and exporters to make sure they renew their licences before the First of August to benefit from BECH DE MER this season.
MR. AUHI also called the fishermen to make sure they harvest the right sizes and produce export quality so that they can get good prices for their hard-work.
He also said that the Fisheries office will run trainings for Bech De Mer harvesting and preparation for export.

Ends

23:43

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

200718BETTER FESTIVAL THIS YEAR
New Dawn FM News

Organizers of this years Chocolate Festival say that this festival will be bigger and better than the last two previous festivals held in BUIN and Arawa.
Team leader for the Committee, JAMES BUTUBU told New Dawn FM yesterday that this year they are putting in extra exhibitions for the show goers to see and appreciate.
He said that for the first time Schools will be engaged to participate in Quiz and other programs for the school children.
Various companies will be allowed to show case their products.

Ends

23:42

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

200718NEW CLASSROOM OPENED FOR GAGAN PRIMARY
New Dawn FM News

Current and future students in Bougainvilles Peit Constituency are set to benefit from new school facilities which will promote improved education opportunities for the community.
Gagan Primary School on Buka Island has received a new double classroom and teachers housing, which were officially opened yesterday as part of the Papua New Guinea Australia Partnership.
The school has played a role in the education of some of Bougainvilles most prominent individuals, including Josephine Getsi, Bougainvilles Minister for Community Development and Member for Peit, and the late Dr Alexis Sarei, former Papua New Guinean High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the first North Solomons Provincial Government Premier.
Evangelyn Ratsi and Ferdinand Rohen are the head students at Gagan Primary and are certain that their studies will benefit from the new classrooms.
The two students are working hard to achieve their own goals, continuing the schools tradition of education and aspiration - Evangelyn wants to be a doctor one day and Ferdinand aims to become a pilot.
They are confident they will progress to high school and said the lighting in the new classrooms will enable students to participate in evening classes and studies as they prepare for their final exams.
Gagan Primary is one of 18 schools across Bougainville, including in remote atoll communities, which will benefit from the construction of new learning infrastructure. More than 1,200 new primary school places will be created when the works are completed.
At the Opening ceremony, Minister Getsi commented, I am so pleased to be here today to see my old primary school upgraded with these new facilities, we have a long history of education at this school going back to 1950s missionary school origins.
Andrew Egan, Minister Counsellor at the Australian High Commission, said education is vital for poverty reduction, economic growth and social stability.
Papua New Guinea and Australia have a shared commitment to education, he said. Access to education for all children - especially girls - is critical to the future of Papua New Guinea.

ENDS

Gagan School

23:30

Stefan Molyneux & Lauren Southern @ La Mirage, Somerton : Friday, July 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Briefly: Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern spoke at La Mirage in Somerton (210 Hume Highway) this evening. You may remember La Mirage from when they hosted a similar event starring Geert Wilders back in February 2013. Ticket-holders were instructed to Continue reading

22:15

RAAF Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-003 Completes Airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport - Plus RAAF King Airs Now on Civil Register (perhaps retired?) "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Friday 13 July, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-003 was noted completing airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport while on a flight North from Port Macquarie (in New South Wales) to Townsville.

A37-003 at Rockhampton Airport recently  (File photo)

A37-003 was noted flying as "Envoy 22".

Meanwhile, the fantastic AustAirData - Historical Civil Aircraft Registers of The Pacific - website (http://www.austairdata.com.au/) lists three (perhaps now) former RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air aircraft has being (re-)registered on the Australian civil register to Hawker Pacific in New South Wales.

A32-351 at Rockhampton Airport last year  (File photo)

During June, A32-343 (msn FL-343) was registered VH-YZG, A32-349 (msn FL-349) was registered VH-YZJ and A32-351 (msn FL-351) was registered VH-YZL.

All three Super King Airs have been in service with the RAAF since 2003.

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman 

21:25

Tiny Puppy Playing With Family Suddenly Disappears Down Hole "IndyWatch Feed National"

It had been raining all day in Huntsville, Alabama. When the sun finally came out in the evening, Karen Smith opened the door to let out her four foster puppies Toffee, Snickerdoodle, Brickle and Cotton Candy, who were all siblings so they could play in her yard. But Smith never expected what happened next.

A friend of mine and I were out there with them, and we were just walking around, Smith, a foster carer for A New Leash on Life, a local dog rescue group, told The Dodo. Toffee came running towards us, and she just went straight down.

Credit: A New Leash on Life

But where did she go? Smith and her friend hurried over to investigate, and were shocked to discover that Toffee had disappeared into a hole between some rocks. Smith had never seen this hole before it looked like the opening of a cave.

It had just appeared, Smith said. Wed gotten so much rain recently and its possible it had eroded that little spot away where she happened to fall in.

Smith could hear Toffee whining down below, although she knew Toffee couldnt hear her. The Australian shepherd mix puppy was fully deaf.

Credit: Karen Smith

At first, I thought Id be able to move a rock away and reach down and get her, Smith said. I thought that she couldnt have fallen very far.

But when Smith and her friend moved a big rock, they realized Toffee was further down than they thought.

About 4 or 5 feet down, there was a ledge, but she wasnt there, Smith said. There was a smaller hole that went way further down. I got a flashlight, and thats when I could see that she was really far down, and how deep it was....

21:20

Mom Sheep Fought Off Attackers To Save Her Baby Lamb "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its said that nothing is stronger than a mothers love  and a sheep named Elmina recently proved this to be true.

Earlier this week, the team at Victorian Lamb Rescue got a call about a badly injured sheep. Roaming dogs had entered a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, killing several members of a flock. When the dogs turned on Elmina and her young lamb, Razili, Elmina did everything in her power to protect her baby.

Credit: Victorian Lamb Rescue

In an attempt to save her baby from being fatally attacked she hid her behind and tried to fend them off, Victorian Lamb Rescue wrote in an Instagram post. She stood her ground and fought, but she was outnumbered, and her stomping and charging was no match for their gnashing teeth. She was viciously mauled ... but she had succeeded. Her baby was untouched.

When the farmer found Elmina, the ewe was barely alive  she was covered in bite marks, punctures and lacerations, and he considered putting her down. But the farmers neighbor, who works as a sheep shearer, suggested calling Victorian Lamb Rescue to see if the group could help.

Credit: Victorian Lamb Rescue

When we arrived she was lying near a fence with her lamb nearby, Jay Smythe, a volunteer at Victorian Lamb Rescue, told The Dodo. There were tufts of wool all over the yard. She had patches [of] wool missing, blood all over.

The team at Victorian Lamb Rescue rushed Elmina to the vet for emergency surgery, and the vet team managed to close up Elminas largest wounds.

...

20:13

The Bigger Picture of US VS Russia "IndyWatch Feed National"

We here in America have a tendency to discredit the world view regarding America. We are number one- and so we foolishly believe no ones opinions about us matter.

I believe Putin is using us as a means to an end by exploiting our greatest weaknesses. He is helping to show the rest of the world that we are greedy, have a great sense of entitlement, and are disloyal to our core.

He is making us out to be the worlds foe.

Then he simply needs to attack us. We will be vanquished the world will cheer- and PUTIN becomes the hero.

The world is not just watching our President as he breaks every promise we have ever made- but also the people who are complicit and supportive of his actions.

And why are we doing this? Because we believe our economy is thriving as a result.

The world is judging us right now. Harshly. And we can agree with it or not- but no matter what we think or how we feel- it is happening- and it is my opinion that, in the end, America and its people are not going to like the results. And no one will care. At least with regards to the rest of the world.

We are being played and the results are going to be beyond terrible. And in the end we will only have ourselves to blame.

18:28

96-year-old Holocaust survivor sings heavy metal rock "IndyWatch Feed National"

This music video says about itself:

93-year-old Metal Grandma Holocaust Survivor Spy! Totenkpfchen (Laugh at Death) -Swiss Eurovision 2015

31 October 2014

Inge & the TritoneKings Totenkpfchen

Inge Ginsberg survived the Holocaust and became a spy for the Americans during WWII, smuggling arms to fight the Nazis. She married a composer and they wrote songs together in the 1940s and 50s that were sung by Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Doris Day, and Rosemary Clooney, among others. 60 years later, she got back into music and fell in love with Heavy Metal, which she now performs with world-renowned classical musicians Lucia Caruso and Pedro da Silva a.k.a. the TritoneKings.

By Haley Cohen in the USA:

WATCH: Holocaust Survivor Known As Death Metal Grandma Rocks The Stage

18 July 2018

Many decades after fleeing the Holocaust, a 96-year-old grandmother found her passion in fronting a death metal band, The New York Times reported.

Inge Ginsberg, originally from Austria, and her husband Otto Kollman ended up in Hollywood after spending some time in a Swiss refugee camp. Their new life included composing for some of the most well-known singers of their generation, including Nat King Cole and Doris Day.

As she continued to write song lyrics over the years, Ginsberg felt she had to make a change to stand out in a society where older women are silenced which brought her to death metal, a...

16:41

23 Luxury Living and Nonliving Things Worksheets Image "IndyWatch Feed National"

living and nonliving worksheets for kindergarten non teachers characteristics of living things video & lesson transcript non living things for kids png transparent non living paring living and non living things worksheet australia best 25 ideas about non living things clip art living and nonliving...

16:38

Investigator Canberra "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

16:35

Investigator Sydney "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

16:34

Asian Markets Fall as China, US Ready for More Tariffs "IndyWatch Feed National"

Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each others products.

KEEPING SCORE: Japans Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Koreas Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,281.69. Hong Kongs Hang Seng slipped 0.6 percent to 27,858.02. The Shanghai Composite Index edged 0.1 percent lower to 2,769.06. Australias S&P-ASX 200 bucked the regional trend, adding 0.4 percent to 6,286.00.

Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and child

People cross the road in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, July 20, 2018. Asian markets wobbled on Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were readying for the imposition of more tariffs on one another. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

WALL STREET: U.S. indexes finished mostly lower. The S&P 500 index lost 0.4 percent to 2,804.49 on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 0.5 percent to 25,064.50. The Nasdaq composite dipped 0.4 percent to close at 7,825.30. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 0.6 percent to 1,701.31. Smaller companies tend to do better than larger ones when trade tensions flare up because they do a greater proportion of their sales in the U.S.

YUAN DECLINES: The Peoples Bank of China set the Chinese currencys central parity rate to 0.9 percent weaker against the dollar on Friday. This sent ripples through Asian markets. If the yuan continues to depreciate, goods exported to China will become more expensive to consumers there. Chinese exports would also be relatively cheaper, possibly balancing out suggested increases in tariffs by the Trump Administration.

ANALYSTS TAKE: One theory is that the PBOC is depreciating the yuan because it has not enough ammunition to fight a dollar-for-dollar increase in tariffs. The markets are very risk-off. There is a loss in confidence right now, said Francis Tan, an economist at UOB Bank.

AUTO TARIFFS REJECTED: The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trumps plans to consider taxing auto imports on Thursday. Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the taxes would raise car prices, squeeze automakers by increasing the cost of imported components and invite retaliation from....

16:23

Support Officer "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

16:19

Building Code Operations Analyst "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

16:16

Team Leader Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

16:13

Building Code Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

15:14

Vice President of the MEAA (journalists union) Van Badham must be in running for a Walkley "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is the kind of journalism favoured by the journalists union, the MEAA which has made Ms Badham its Victorian vice-president and member of its national council. Ms Badham also features regularly on the ABC, particularly The Drum. I apologise in advance for Ms Badham's language.

15:13

eBay Conducting a 'Mass Layoff' in the San Francisco Bay Area "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Fortune:

In a notice to the California Employment Development Department, eBay said that it plans to slash nearly 300 jobs from Bay Area locations by July 20. The company, which called the cuts a mass layoff, said that it informed those being laid off at the end of June, according to The Mercury News, which obtained a copy of the notice. The layoffs will span eBays locations in San Jose, San Francisco, and Brisbane, according to the report. The San Jose office has been affected most by the layoffs, with 224 of the cuts coming to that location.

The online auction sites decision comes after eBay has been experiencing some problems in its business. While the companys revenue was up to $9.6 billion last year from $9 billion in the prior year, it took a loss of $1 billion. In the first quarter of this year, eBays profits slipped 60.7% year over year to $407 million.

In online retailing, there can be only one.


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Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

15:06

Raw video - Las Vegas cop shoots through own windscreen in gun battle & car chase "IndyWatch Feed National"

That's one technique we weren't taught - thanks to Underminder for the tip!

13:57

New school facilities will promote quality teaching and learning in Bougainville "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Australian High Commission

Current and future students in Bougainvilles Peit Constituency are set to benefit from new school facilities which will promote improved education opportunities for the community.

Gagan Primary School on Buka Island has received a new double classroom and teachers housing, which were officially opened yesterday as part of the Papua New Guinea Australia Partnership.

The school has played a role in the education of some of Bougainvilles most prominent individuals, including Josephine Getsi, Bougainvilles Minister for Community Development and Member for Peit, and the late Dr Alexis Sarei, former Papua New Guinean High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and North Solomons Premier.

Evangelyn Ratsi and Ferdinand Rohen (pictured below) are the head students at Gagan Primary and are certain that their studies will benefit from the new classrooms.
...

13:25

New laws will allow the use of military to break protests "IndyWatch Feed National"

The following is by Paul Gregoire and published by  Sydney Criminal Lawyers (19 July 2018). It deals with new legislation introduced into parliament, which will make it easier to involve the military to control the Australian population

The Turnbull government recently introduced legislation into parliament designed to lower the threshold for calling out the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to assist state police forces with public incidents.

The Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018 revises Part IIIAAA of the Defence Act 1903, which was inserted into the Act in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Currently, the military can only be called upon by state and territory authorities when theyve exhausted all other options. The new bill would allow for a call out request to be actioned, when its decided that ADF personnel can enhance the ability of state police in dealing with an incident.

The new legislation also allows the PM and other authorised ministers to send in the troops when state authorities havent requested assistance, but Commonwealth interests are at stake. And it provides ADF members with enhanced search capabilities and limited shoot-to-kill powers.

A much broader scope

Australian attorney general Christian Porter told journalists that the Lindt Caf siege, along with the potential for a Paris terrorist attack-style incident being carried out in Australia, make streamlining the process of calling out SAS or commando regiments necessary.

However, the call out powers dont just apply to terrorism. They target domestic violence. This is a broad term set out under section 119 of the Australian Constitution, which provides that the federal government should protect states and territories against invasion and rebellion.

Indeed, Mr Porter has stated that the ADF could be sent in to quell widespread rioting. While civil liberties advocates stress that these new powers...

12:49

Business as usual? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Brokers processing

It's 'business as usual' for the mortgage broking industry reported AFG, the country's largest mortgage aggregator, in its media release yesterday.

Or is it?

Certainly there has been no noticeable impact from tighter lending standards on the average mortgage size, which increased to a record $504,900, up 4.3 per cent from a year earlier (and up from $360,000 at the beginning of the data series in March 2010). 

The main strength here was driven by Victoria and Queensland, and this generally mirrors the monthly housing finance figures reported by the ABS


Volumes have eased, however.

Although lodgement volumes increased seasonally to $14.6 billion in the June 2018 quarter, this was only a moderate increase on the equivalent figure from a year earlier (and indeed, AFG's rapid volume growth now appears to have a slowed since 2015). 

New normal

The composition of lending has changed significantly, too.

Investors now comprise 28 per cent of lodgement volumes, well down from 40 per cent at the 2015 peak. 

And interest-only loans comprise less than a fifth of new loans, way down from 59 (fifty-nine!) per cent at peak popularity in 2015. 

Thus some 81 per cent of new borrowers through AFG brokers are now taking advantage of...

12:30

PNG National Executive Council should take a step back, says ADB "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The Papua New Guinea National Executive Council (NEC) should reduce its control of State-owned enterprises (SOE) in order for those entities to better carry out their corporate roles, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

This would be through reforms that give Kumul Consolidated Holdings more independence, said ADB Pacific private sector development initiative (ADB PSDI) SOE reform team leader Laure Darcy.

The Independent Public Business Corporation (Kumul Consolidated Holdings) (Amendment) Act 2015 could be strengthened to help establish such a governance framework, she told The National.

Key reforms would include transferring the current oversight responsibilities over the SOEs from the NEC to a commercial holding company, such as Kumul Consolidated Holdings, with the power to protect the Governments investment in the State-owned enterprises.

KCH, in turn, would then grant its SOEs the autonomy they require to achieve their agreed commercial targets.

Other structures could also be considered, as long as they create similar autonomy and accountability.
Darcy said international experience had proven that best-performing State-owned enterprises were those that were given autonomy to operate as commercial entities.

They were held accountable for commercial results.

Meanwhile, Partial privatisation of State-owned enterprises (SOE) allows for greater financial transparency while still retaining the interest of the State, says the Asian Development Bank.

This would also strengthen corporate governance, said ADB Pacific private sector development initiative (PSDI) SOE reform team leader Laure Darcy.

Partial privatisation involves offering a portion of the shares of an SOE to private investors, who may be individuals or corporate entities, she told The National.

This can be expected to have a positive effect on performance in a number of ways.

Darcy said the sale of shares would provide an injection of new capital to the SOE, depending on the nature of the investors.

This can also provide access to new technology, expertise, and markets, she said. In addition, private investors will expect a commercial return on their investment, so will demand that the SOE maintain a board of qu...

12:05

Decentralized Recruitment Marketplace to Protect Workers From Inflation "IndyWatch Feed National"

An Australian startup has launched the beta of its decentralized marketplace for labor hiring. The company aims to protect workers from inflation and enhance transparency in wages #SPONSORED

11:31

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The chief designer of Europes oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australias oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build.

Charlie Stockwell of Warrs Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US.

Iron Sisters - Euro designer arrives for custom buildIron Sisters

Charlie has more than 110,000 Instagram followers and was this year invited by Harley to compete in a four-way bike build-off in Milwaukee, customising a Sportster in just two days. His custom build is featured at the top of this page.

Charlie and Nikki will work on the bike alongside Morgan & Wacker techs who will also be completing their custom build for the worldwide Battle of the Kings custom Harley competition.

Charlie Stockwell - Euro designer arrives for custom buildCharlie Stockwell

Build reveal

The two custom bikes, together with another custom project being developed at the dealership, w...

11:02

A Visit to Taipeis Former Red Light District "IndyWatch Feed National"

Congee? For your late-night bite? You serious? said my partner, May. Shed just returned with a bag of barbecued squids from a few stalls away. I was still standing where wed parted, staring across the crowded street at a gloomy congee stall in front of a seedy coin-op game shop in the night market.

Of course not. Dont you see something interesting over there?

They have old Street Fighter machines?

I do have a bit of a fetish for this classic video game, and May knows it well, but at that moment, what was captivating me was another kind of old street game.

Havent you noticed those mini-skirted aunties next to that game shop, right in front of that dodgy entrance? I asked.

The night market is within Qingshan Village, which is more famous for its now-obsolete name, Baodou Village. This is where the development of Taipei City started. 300 years ago, immigrants from China travelled across the Taiwan Strait, settled and started trading with inland Aboriginal people from the upper Tamsui River. Business led to prosperity and was followed by the construction of Taipeis very first street and one of its most important temples, both neighboring the night market.

It also paved the way for one of the most primitive trades of humankind: the sex trade, for which this area has been well known across three regimes.

In 1945, when the current  Republic of China government took over, it saw the then-legal prostitution system as an ungraceful remnant from Japans former regime, so ceased it. Then in 1956, the government issued its first prostitution license, which led to Baodou Villages heyday in the1970s. By that time, there were over 100 licensed brothels in a small designated area, let alone all the unlicensed ones scattered across the village. From then on, the government gradually increased the value-add tax and limited the licenses issued until 2001, when prostitution was officially outlawed and the name of the area was changed to Qingshan Village, which, for many locals in Taipei, sounds too innocent to carry its history.

But though the villages name was shaken from the map, the prostitutes licenses invalidated and the licensed brothels closed, the people living on this business didnt disappear. Most of them either stayed underground or earned their livings on the streets.

Sitting at a table under the overhangs of the front of the game shop, May and I ord...

11:00

Hey @VictoriaPolice - how much have you charged the CFMEU? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Victoria Police has announced it will send a $68,000 invoice to a young Canadian woman who's scheduled to deliver a speech in Melbourne tonight. I've asked Victoria Police to tell us how much they've billed the CFMEU over performances like these.

10:57

Destroying the romance of treaty: Victoria vs the Djab Wurrung Embassy "IndyWatch Feed National"

On 21 June 2018, less than four hours before the passage of Australias first treaty legislation through the Victorian Parliament, the only Aboriginal member stood to draw attention to the hypocrisy and disrespect being shown by the Daniel Andrews Government.

10:53

Urgent request for heritage listing on these threatened Wayne Swan videos "IndyWatch Feed National"

(World's Greatest Treasurer Wayne Swan features on Low IQ magazine's cover - source Twitter) Do you have the smarts to extract video from YouTube and repost it? Your country needs you! These magnificent examples of The World's Greatest Treasurer's economic expertise at work are threatened with removal - by The...

10:41

Reef 2050 Plan: Action Speaks Louder Than Words "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

For release Friday 20 July 2018

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the government to take immediate action on climate change in the light of todays updated Reef 2050 Plan.

The updated Plan, released today, recognises that climate change is the most serious and increasing threat to the Reef and acknowledges the need to implement the Paris Agreement, limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels.

However, while the language on climate change in the updated Plan is notably stronger, it fails to acknowledge the inadequacy of the Federal Governments emissions reduction target, and the proposed actions to achieve this target.

Recognising the threat to the Reef from climate change is a positive step but the next urgent step is for the government to actually tackle the problem, said Imogen Zethoven, Fight For Our Reef Campaign Director for AMCS.

The Great Barrier Reef urgently needs a revised Plan to 2050 that explains how Australia will cut its carbon pollution to give the Reef a future. Right now, we are not pulling our weight in the global effort to cut carbon pollution.

There is still time to protect the Reef from dangerous climate change if we act now. If we do nothing, the outlook, based on current climate change projections, is a catastrophic decline. The Reef is too important to Australia and to the world to lose.

Australias current emissions reduction target is 26-28% but a target in line with the science to limit Reef damage would be 45-65% by 2030, as recommended by the Climate Change Authority -and zero net emissions well before 2050.

UNESCOs World Heritage Committee recently met in Bahrain to reiterate the importance of all countries undertaking the most ambitious implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Federal Government has a responsibility to protect the Reef, yet our representatives continue to support the expansion of the fossil fuel industry and Adanis massive coal mine, said Ms Zethoven.

Coal and gas are causing climate change and thats damaging the Reef. We need to end this dependency and switch to 100% renewable energy.

For interviews with spokespeople from the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), c...

10:39

Senior Project Officer, Data "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Government Cancer Australia

10:28

Enquiries of Melbourne's youth as to killing Lauren Southern "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ms Southern's schtick is very popular - this video of her excursion in Melbourne a day or so ago has been watched 207,000 times. She appears to have avoided the "far-right" tag in the press reports I've read and is most often referred to as a professional provocateur. It's quite...

10:08

The CFMEU/Labor Party's police force in Victoria now targeting free speech "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tim Andrews and the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance are running an important campaign against the CFMEU/Labor Party's police force in Victoria. TAKE URGENT ACTION TO SUPPORT FREE SPEECH: CONTACT THE MINISTER TODAY! Victorian Police have just announced that they will charge Canadian speaker Lauren Southern a staggering $68,000 after violent thugs...

09:48

Expert study condemns secrecy as RCEP talks resume in Bangkok "IndyWatch Feed National"

July 20, 2018: The Jakarta Post reports that an expert study by the Trans National Institute has found that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade talks between 16 Asia-Pacific countries* since 2012 have failed transparency and public participation tests.  The international assessment finds there has been a failure to release draft texts, no independent social economic and environmental impact assessments and corporate interests have had privileged access to influence negotiations while members of Parliament and the public do not have such access.

Civil society groups from the region are meeting in Bangkok on the weekend, and have been allowed only a brief meeting with some negotiators on Monday, with no access to draft texts.

The authors argue that, with a global trade war looming and public faith in corporate globalization at an all-time low, secrecy in trade deals cannot be accepted. People have a right to know what is being negotiated in their name.

They contrast the secrecy of trade negotiations with the transparency of other international institutions. The United Nations climate negotiations, The World Health Organizations negotiations on tobacco control and the World Intellectual Property Organization all make submissions from negotiating parties publicly available, with regular meetings open to the public or stakeholders. Even the World Trade Organization publishes most negotiating texts, and reports by committee chairs are available on their websites.

The RCEP potentially covers half of the worlds population, and the authors argue that public opposition to secretive free trade deals is growing. Parliamentarians and the public should have full access to the contents of the negotiations, which potentially impact peoples lives and the environment.

*The RCEP negotiations includeAustralia, New Zealand, Japan,China, India, South Korea, and the 10 ASEAN countries.

09:45

Judith Sloans Swan and ACTU tirade was a response to a threat to her view of the world "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

Judith Sloans article in the Australia (19 July 2018) deserves a response. The piece in question, titled Wayne Swans bizarre speech to a largely irrelevant ACTU, was not only condescending but downright wrong.

It was condescending because, she takes up the high brow label of an economist to tell us that Swan doesnt know what he is talking about. She says any sensible economist would not use the term trickle down economics.

Time here for some basic truths. The term was first used in the United States in 1896, by presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, who in a speech suggested: There are those who believe that you just legislate to make the well to do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through to those below

The theme was later taken up by David Stockman, who was Ronald Reagans budget director and a champion of Reaganomics. With the rise of what became known as neoiliberalism, economists and politicians of this school began to use the term, which meant that if you look after the investors interests, they will put their money in the economy, make it grow, provide jobs and everyone is better off.

Stockman himself later observed that its kind of hard to sell trickle down, so the supply-side formula was used to get tax policy that was really trickle down. Supply side is really trickle down.

Over the years since the Reagan tax cuts at the top end, and the continuing application of a generally similar  economic regimes the term  neoliberalism also came into fashion, not only in the United States, but in other countries, including Australia. As this direction began to bite, both terms became increasingly unpopular, and taken up by opponents to point the finger at those ho brought it about.

There is a simple reason for this. The trickle down didnt happen.

Judith Sloan wearing the title of economics professor at Flinders University, with qualifications from Melbourne University and the London School of Economics does not change this. Although I merely have economics qualifications form La Trobe and Melbourne universities, I know that in terms of the claim of benefiting everyone, her supply side school of economic theory has been a dismal failure in practice.

She uses the name of Thomas Sowell, to claim authority that sensible economists do not use the term Trickle Down Effect. Well he di...

09:36

Just Wanted to Point Out the Games Being Waged Against Me "IndyWatch Feed National"

I still havent gotten control of my Gmail account- but again they are doing whatever they can to shut me down and prevent me from getting my family involved with serious crimes that cross the line of terrorism, investigated.

You can see- from the last email exchange- who I believe is Doug Meaner aka John Kilrush aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves who I have battled extensively online and in real life- is ALWAYS anonymous and lies without abandon. Perfect example is him accusing me of molesting a child I have never once met.

When up against the wall with his lies- he simply changes course- presenting another lie. And so on and so on. This tactic has a name- it is called the Woo Woo tactic- which you can simply Google to find the definition and explanation. It originates from some sort of troll Bible in my opinion.

I am rude to Mesner for myriads of reasons- and I have absolutely no respect for him. His lies and constant attacks are old- and as I have told him repeatedly- I believe his biggest issue is that he wants to be me.

None of them- ESP. Mesner and his hero Michael Aquino (who Mesner constantly brags he is in contact with) could endure what they have forced me to endure- and I have never needed to be anonymous as they ALWAYS are. Also- they work as a rabid pack of wolves- where I have stood my ground openly and mostly by myself throughout the years.

I feel no need to hide- however, considering my Gmail got screwed up immediately after publishing mine and Mesners exchange- lies and all- he definitely doesnt seem to feel the same. Again- it is just another example why I despise him and his weakness.

Poking at others- hurting them from the shadows in secret- is neither respectable nor strong. And needless to say- he is NO savior- neither mine nor anyone elses. Hell, he cant even seem to save himself.

Mesner and his group will use any lie they can- including lies from the very family members I have been trying to get investigated, (more obvious when you realize all of Mesners accusations ONLY come from them), in order to try and prevent anyone from looking into my familys crimes.

But I will never stop- esp not because of Mesner, his group, and their antics.

I am no where near as weak as they obviously seem to be. And that includes his cohort Michael Aquino.

09:32

Important notice from Netlog "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Important notice from Netlog

NETLOG SECURITY INCIDENT
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Incident Details.
Through proactive data security monitoring, our security team recently discovered that a database compromise occurred in November of 2012. The database contained users email address and password information if they registered on Netlog prior to December 2012. We have confirmed that the database did not contain any government issued identification numbers, payment card, or banking information and we have no reason to believe any other data or service was compromised.

Our Response. As part of our response, we notified all known affected Netlog users, as well as those authorities as required by law.

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Here are some helpful tips for creating and maintaining your passwords:

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09:05

Ecosystems in Australia are being destroyed by climate change "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

It might be too late to save these Australian ecosystems from climate change

A series of sudden and catastrophic ecosystem collapses has hit Australia and researchers think they may be irreversible, INDEPENDENT, Rebecca Harris   David Bowman  19 July 18 

08:44

TREADING DANGEROUSLY THE ENGAN BLACK JESUS - ROBIN ISAAC "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


by MOSES KAPILI

Authorities in PNG and  Enga and the Apostolic Churches of PNG should look closely at ROBIN ISAAC, who is the founder of Kanamanda Community Fellowship in Pogera, Enga Province.

By now it is very clear that the organisation he runs and heavily promoted on Social Media promotes sexual acts between adults and teenagers, underage marriage, polygamy between adult men and teenage girls, he also heavily promotes Homosexuality and perverts the Apostolic Churches of Papua New Guinea.

He promotes himself as the Father of Faith and the seed of God's earthly Human Kingdom, he teaches that Abraham has more than one wife. God purposeful called him holy and his leadership legacy remains for all to come.  Standing on this teaching he promotes sex between his followers.

From his followers he choose 12 girls from the surrounding villages to be his wives. Almost all his followers are illiterates and by following his fake teaching of him being the seed of Abraham on this planet now, he continues to mislead the people who follow him.  "I have 12 young girls.They requested me because they trusted my leadership so I accepted their requests"

This is not the first cult following someone in PNG started, we all know of what happened to Steven Tari, the Black jesus of Madang.

The Kanamanda Community Fellowship is a cargo cult church and needs to be raided and shut down, it promotes Homosexuality, underage marriage and sex, cargo cult teaching and perverts Biblical teachings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Tari
Tari's cult, which is estimated to have numbered as many as 6,000, became notorious for its alleged use of "flower girls" who served as concubines for Tari. The girls dress in scant clothing. The Lutheran Church, very prominent in Papua New Guinea, declared Tari an "enemy of the church".[4]...

08:42

Elections: More than Half of Americans Believe Fairy Tales are Real "IndyWatch Feed National"

(Garrison) According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos  in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Politics, 51% of respondents agree (15% strongly and 36% somewhat) with the statement American elections are fair and open.

The Ipsos headline characterizes that percentage as only half. Thats akin to noting that only half of Americans believe the Earth is a flat disc of provolone cheese, balanced atop the fingertips of seven celestial belly dancers. Only half?

Republicans, males, people over 55, people making more than $50,000 a year, and whites are more likely to believe this bizarre claim than Democrats, females, younger voters, the under-$50k crowd, and non-whites, but even among the latter buy-in is disturbingly high.

That over-55 demographic is plenty old enough to remember that after Ross Perot made it onto the presidential debate stage in 1992 (as an independent) and 1996 (as the Reform Partys nominee), the Commission on Presidential Debates added a 15% polling bar to its rules to ensure that only Republicans and Democrats need apply.

Every four years, the CPD established after the National Commission on Elections recommended  [t]urning over the sponsorship of Presidential debates to the two major parties makes millions in illegal in-kind campaign contributions to Republican and Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and no others, in the form of joint campaign commercials falsely advertised as debates.

Most disturbing: 49% of self-described independent voters voters deprived of choice by a tangled web of ballot access laws expressly designed to keep third party and independent candidates off the ballot and campaign finance laws that keep them marginalized if they get over those ballot access hurdles still believe in the Fair and Open Election Fairy.

American elections started becoming less fair and less open in the late 19th century when state governments started printing Australian ballots and controlling access to those ballots. Before that, American voters hand-wrote their ballots, orally dictated their ballots to election officials if they couldnt write, or used pre-printed ballots provided to them by their parties or candidates of choice.

While movements for more fair and more open elections have made some advances since then for example,  constitutional amendment to provide for female suffrage, and partial gains versus attempts to suppress the African-American vote weve still got a long way to go.

As champions of addiction recovery like to say, the first step is admitting we have a problem. Fairies arent real. And American elections arent fair an...

08:01

MACKAY Drug production, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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07:18

Robbery of the 21st Century "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by GOVERNOR PHILIP UNDIALU
 
Some commentators think that this problem can be solved by me moving to the opposition. But my problem is, opposition is made up of people who signed this particular deal in 2008 & 2009.

Through this government, am pushing hard to secure the 4.27% fr
ee carry. It was initially agreed for a price of K3b. No responsible government will ever charge landowners K3b for the very resources they owned.

Kokopo UBSA and respective LBBSAs were signed without complying to Section 47 of OGAS or the requirement of full scale social mapping and landowner identification studies. This blunder has prevented us from releasing the royalty and equity funds. So far, Clan Vetting process completed from Portion 152/Plant Site, Pipeline, Angore to be completed this month, Juha in progress, and this year they'll complete Hides PDL1 & PDL7. Meanwhile, more than K600m in royalty and equity funds held on trust by MRDC & BPNG. I'm also pushing for the missing K1.2b with the project operator.

Certain provisions to the Oil and Gas Act need to be amended as proposed at Governor's Conference in Madang. Government suppor...

07:16

SOTT FOCUS: What The Left's New Poster Child For Victimhood Is Really About - And It's Not Immigration "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ever since pictures surfaced of children being held at immigration detention centers, the mainstream media, social media, celebrities and world leaders have had harsh words and condemnation. To say Trump and his administration have experienced a firestorm of criticism may be an understatement. Actor Peter Fonda recently deleted his tweet where he said he wanted to 'rip Barron Trump from his mother' and put him in a 'cage with pedophiles'. Meanwhile, north of the border, a member of the Liberal party called Trump supporter's subhuman and said they should be rounded up and have their children taken away from them. British PM Theresa May said: "On the very important issue that he's raised, of what we have seen in the United States, the pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing. This is wrong. This is not something we agree with. This is not the United Kingdom's approach." Meanwhile, the UK has its fair share of deplorable conditions and treatments of immigrants and asylum seekers which sees people held for indefinite periods of time in what essentially amounts to prisons, before anything is done about it. And let's not forget that the UK also separates children. As for the rest of the world? Well, Canada is not exactly the most liberal when it comes to detaining families and/or separating children. Same goes for Australia and Germany. The blatant hypocrisy is even more apparent seeing as Western countries in particular are often the cause of refugee crises to begin with, fomenting destabilization and regime change across the Middle East and around the world.

06:35

Incoming! Osprey clutching lively Oz prey "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

One of three resident Ospreys near entrance to Town Common wings in with mightily reluctant Gar. Fish fought on vigorously for several minutes.

Two other recent catches of Gar may indicate change of preferred catch, seasonal fish availability, or immature bird's switch from thicker-bodied fish species caught by parents.
Since all three birds have similar breastbands I've found it impossible to tell male from female from immature. Bad luck for the Gar if it was victim to just one of three predators.

06:26

The Planned Trespass -- Will Corrective Action be Taken? "IndyWatch Feed National"

THE PLANNED TRESPASS!

It really is time to put away the false narrative and live in the fullness, joy, and glory that is awaiting US!

The problems we are facing as a global society is systemic? It is all started with the creation of the Registration of Birth and their creation of the BIRTH CERTIFICATE. We are all registered in their Satanic Cult known as the LAW SOCIETY! Those knowingly cooperating in this system are a disgrace to the human race. The men and women taking an oath of office have/has unwittingly and in some cases knowingly joined them in their plan to enslave mankind. The individuals that created this system are psychopaths, they are clearly insane and their psychopathy has become a pandemic.Perhaps, it would do the world a world of good if people would have a look at how the United States, Canada, Australia, and all colonized lands have been created. The history of a nation speaks for itself, yet people have ignored the violence used to establish these properties and create the CORPORATIONS. Invading a land and forcing the inhabitants into a society without integrity does NOT make for a stable and/or healthy society. For proof look at what is happening on our streets, there is nothing normal an/or healthy about what I am seeing. There are very few people that actually know the truth.



Light is information and the dark is the suppression of it. We have been held in a shadow of darkness. The downfall of mankind it the inability to speak the truth. We are the Anti-Christ when we are expressing in a violent way. The "Christ" is a state of being. The imbalanced emotional body does not allow for the alignment to express in this state. My head was spinning after reading Krishnamurti saying "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. For me waking up was very difficult as I had allowed my CNS to become so out of balance that I ended up with a nervous breakdown. Now 17 years later my body is still recovering as the medical system does not support well being. There is nothing healthy about our Health Care System. It would serve the world for each of us to show up with our light and shine a light on that which has been concealed in darkness. While we raise our frequency, we are still subjected to the world we wake up to in the morning. This world has been built on lies and deceit from our mental projection now it is time to move into the heart...

05:57

Hyde Cafe Bellingen black-bans people: Jenni Bienefelt the owner an Australian Christian Churches Christian black-banned me 4 years ago for writing about their cult "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Jenni Bienefelt the owner of Hyde Cafe, Bellingen on left. Jenni Bienefelt of Hyde Cafe is a dysfunctional black banner, pretend Fake Christian, Cult member, and errant hypocrite.

 

Below is an article I wrote and published 4 years ago on this, my personal blog-site , the day Jenni Beinefelt owner of Hyde Cafe, Bellingen, where I live, black-banned me for explaining the errors and faults of the Christian cult the Australian Christian Churches group she is part of in Bellingen called House of Hope, formerly called Christian Life Centre located on Bellingens North Side.

 

Blog article 1 December 2014

It seems theres no end to the black-bans the cult churches of the Australian Christian Churches linked to Hillsong impose on those who dont agree with their view-point.

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Pastor John Woolhouse of Dorrigo Life Springs Church in Dorrigo NSW black-banned me from his Australian Christian Churches church in March this year.

 

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05:00

What now, Australia? Youre being truly outgunned by China "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

China in PNGFRANCIS NII

KUNDIAWA - The recent surge of Chinese influence in the western Pacific and especially in Australias former colony Papua New Guinea should not be a surprise.

China has been in the region long enough to capitalise on weaknesses in the Papua New Guinea-Australia relationship.

Instead of Australia getting anxious and wringing its hands, Canberra should be asking where it has gone wrong as PNGs big brother and start working on fixing the relationship.

The official Chinese presence in PNG goes back to 1976 when the Peoples Republic of China established diplomatic ties soon after PNG gained independence in 1975.

So China has been here for over 41 years providing investment and development aid to PNG. But it was only after 2000 that bilateral ties with PNG in investment, health, education and infrastructure intensified. And this included military training for the PNG Defence Force in 2013. That was a signal.

Although Australia has provided billions of dollars worth of aid to PNG annually since independence half a billion a year currently - debate about its impact has been contentious.

How has this huge amount of aid transformed the general development of PNG and the livelihood of its people, especially the rural majority who reside in traditional communities?

There have been many impediments to aid effectiveness. One good example is the road system.

Difficulty in service delivery posed by the lack of efficient transport has been a significant obstacle to success.

About 85% of PNGs population dwell in rural communities scattered across remote and rugged terrain where road access is a major problem.

Most of these communities have no road access even in this 21st century. Villages and hamlets only accessible by plane or chopper make services delivery expensive and often impossible.

Australia knows about this and has documented it in numerous aid review reports. But its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has largely failed to address this huge problem.

As PNGs traditional ally and closest neighbour, Australia could have done much more in this sphere a decent road system is imperative to equitable economic development in this country.

Instead DFAT has over the years tailored program predominantly toward human development, specifical...

04:20

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

190718PRESIDENT MOMIS WELCOMES DEFAMATION CLAIM
New Dawn FM News
The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS has accepted the legal challenge DYSON KAETAVARA wants to instigate for defaming him and his group as acting like terrorists.
Whilst responding to a series allegations, President MOMIS said that their first actions of running vehicles on the airport tarmac and demanding keys from ABG Ministers vehicles are acts of terrorism.
He said stopping a plane from landing at the airport is an act of terrorism and nothing else.
President MOMIS said this type of action Bougainville must reject as Bougainville wants peace and Bougainvilleans need to work together in unity for the common good of all Bougainvilleans.
He said that he welcomed MR. KAETAVARA to take him to court as he has no hidden agenda and what he said was true.

Ends

04:12

Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS, and IOTA "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is it time to make a toast and celebrate a crypto recovery? I don"t think we are quite there yet. Even as Bitcoin spearheads this resurgence, clearing key buy triggers and resistance lines, some as Ethereum, EOS, and IOTA are []

The post Weekly Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS, and IOTA appeared first on The Global Mail.

04:11

Airport Security Couldn't Believe Who Was Smuggled In This Pipe "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

When going through airport security, carrying a big metal pipe inside your suitcase is a sure way to trigger some suspicion.

That was the case for officers at Sentani International Airport in New Guinea last week and their instinct that something was awry turned out to save a life.

The pipe was long and it appeared to be stuffed with something, but when guards questioned the passenger, he claimed it was packed with clothes.

Credit: Facebook/Traffic Southeast Asia

Inside was actually a monitor lizard, likely stolen from his home in the wild to be sold into the illegal pet trade.

This type of lizard, known as the Papuan or crocodile monitor, is a species endemic to New Guinea that can grow up to 8 feet long from nose to tail. They often live in mangrove swamps and rainforests in the southeastern part of the island and occasionally are captured to become pets.

Credit: Facebook/Traffic Southeast Asia

While the lizards are not considered endangered by the IUCN Red List, they still face threats from deforestation and poachers who hunt them for their skins.

Luckily, after his near-tragic trip, this striking reptile now has a second chance at life in the wild where he belongs.

Credit: Flickr/Cuatrok77

A round of applause for aviation security and quarantine officials, who weren't fooled by a declaration of 'clothes' on a consignment, Traffic Southeast Asia...

04:08

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

190718POLICE MINISTER APPEAL FOR UNDERSTANDING
New Dawn FM News
The ABG Minister for Police and Justice, WILLIE MASIU today appealed for both the service providers and the Government to come to terms and discuss their issues in an amicable way.
MR. MASIU said the situation has reached a point in which they are now accusing its other on media.
He said that he feels that the service providers should be heard by the Administration and going directly to the President is not right.
MR. MASIU says those who organize the contracts are public servants who must come out now and address this problem.

Ends

04:07

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

190718PRESIDENT SAYS STATESMENT BY DYSON MISLEADING
New Dawn FM News
ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS today responded to calls by MR. DYSON KAETAVARA for the ABG President to resign because he has not signed their letter to get funds from the NATIONAL GOVERNMENT and other serious allegations of the President, the chief secretary and lady Momis.
MR. KAETAVARA made these allegations in an exclusive interview aired on Radio Bougainville at ten pm last night.
President Momis said that some of the statements were false and misleading and have serious consequences and can mislead the people of Bougainville to rebel against their own government.
President Momis said that ABG their mandated government is committed to fight for the interest and welfare of the people of Bougainville and will never do anything to undermine the interest of Bougainville and especially the future of Bougainville.
He said that their Government has represented the people in all negotiations in all talks with the National Government and other development partners because this is your government.
President MOMIS said Bougainville is very close to the window of this new Opportunity that will allow us to create the kind of quality Government that can really serve the people of Bougainville into the future.
He said as the President of Bougainville, he will not listen to a minority who are using bullying tactics to force him to break the law to help them and not the majority of service providers who have remained calm because they know their government has no money at the moment.
President Momis said if funds become available they will pay all genuine claims including claims by the service providers who are currently making so much noise.

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04:00

Australias influence in and knowledge of the Pacific diminishes "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Chinese navy destroyer
Chinese navy destroyer - eyes on the Pacific as Australian influence wanes

ROWAN CALLICK | The Australian | Extracts

You can read Rowan Callicks complete article here

BEIJING - Asia is heading into typhoon season, symbolising the rivalries being unleashed in the region with a fervour not seen for decades.

The great global powers are jockeying to position themselves to emerge on top from the big annual summits they increasingly seek to game to demonstrate their authority and attractiveness.

An early indication of where Australia stands will come from the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations in California next Monday and Tuesday.

Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop and defence minister Marise Payne will meet US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Jim Mattis.

While Washington probably will look for Canberra to commit to greater efforts to challenge Chinas militarisation of the South China Sea, it also will want to hear from the Australians about the legislation they have introduced to guard against undue international influence at home.

Discussions are set to include Chinas fast-growing involvement in the Pacific Islands region, which has tended to be viewed by Washington as an area best managed in terms of ensuring its political inclinations lean towards the West by Canberra, assisted by Wellington.

Yet it will prove difficult to counter President Xi Jinpings success in pushing China towards a dominant regional position despite having only North Korea as an ally and having no real friends in Asia or the Pacific by the brilliant device of weaponising economic interdependence.

The central role played in the Pacific by China will be showcased at this years Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders summit, to be held in Port Moresby on 17-18 November.

China has spent $82 million o...

03:59

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

190718 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 3 FOR BUKA
New Dawn FM News

One of the organizers of the Bougainville Chocolate Festival JAMES BUTUBU is calling on all Cocoa farmers to be ready to send their samples to the Chocolate Festival Committee so that they can market their blocks.
The Bougainville Chocolate festival was held in Buin and Arawa and would be held for the first time in Buka and would be staged at the Hutjena field.
MR. BUTUBU said that the aim of the festival is to market Bougainville cocoa to Chocolate makers in Australia and New Zealand and other people who are interested in Bougainville cocoa.
He said that in the past the festival has identified farmers who have organized market supplies with Chocolate makers overseas.
MR. BUTUBU said there will be competition on the biggest cocoa pods/beans and the best dried cocoa beans.
He said samples can be brought to DPI office in BUIN, ARAWA and BUKA.
The festival will be held for two days on the 21st and 22nd of September this year.
Ends

03:58

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

190718THE CALL HAS TWISTED AROUND
New Dawn FM News
The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS has been called on to resign as President as the Service Providers issue twists to another level.
Spokesperson for the service providers, DYSON KAETAVARA made the call in an exclusive interview on Radio Bougainville last night.
MR. KAETAVARA denied any involvement in the security alert that had the AIR NIUGINI flight from Port Moresby to Buka diverted to Rabaul last Friday.
He said that he had personally went to the Ground Staff mentioning threats of a possible grounding of the Air Niugini plane if it landed at the Buka airport.
MR. KAETAVARA called on the President to resign as he also called him and his group terrorists.
He also mentioned funds secured outside of the ABG that only needed the President to sign a letter wrote by him to guarantee the payment.
PRESIDENT MOMIS had earlier told a Press conference that it was against government protocols and good governance for him to sign their document.
He said all claims must come through the relevant departments within the ABG for screening and payment.
Ends

03:00

PNGs brush with the infamous Baader Meinhof Gang "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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SYDNEY - The recent death of Papua New Guineas former director of public prosecutions, Kevin Egan, in Hong Kong brought memories of two interesting cases he handled in Port Moresby in the late 1970s.

One was the jailing of former member of parliament Nahau Rooney, who was released the next day after the intervention of then prime minister Sir Michael Somare. The other was the conviction and jailing of a German national, Rene Gorlitz, 29.

In mid-1977, Gorlitz and his girlfriend, Ingrid Koch, also 29, stole a yacht in Sydney Harbour and sailed it to Milne Bay where they were arrested and transferred to Port Moresby.

Gorlitz was found guilty and ended up in Bomana. Koch was deported.

Around the same time, on the other side of the world, a leader of the notorious Baader Meinhof Gang, Andries Baader, was sentenced to life in prison. His partner, Ulrich Meinhof, had committed suicide in May 1976.

Baader Meinhof was a ruthless terrorist organisation responsible for numerous murders, hijackings, bombings and kidnappings throughout Europe. The gang subsequently morphed into the Red Army Faction which continued to operate until the end of the 1990s.

The first hint of a PNG connection to the Baader Meinhof Gang came when the government-appointed defence lawyer for Gorlitz received a message, purportedly from a Gang cadre, indicating that the organisation was not happy with the effort he had put into defending Gorlitz.

The message hinted that further action would be considered. The lawyer decided it was a good time to take extended leave.

There was another twist. On 13 July 1977 the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked a Lufthansa jet in a failed attempt to secure the release of Baader and several other gang members. On hearing of the failure, Baader and his cohorts committed suicide.

Not long after Baaders death became public knowledge, Gorlitz hung himself in his cell.

Whether he did so in sympathy with the other Gang members is open to question.

However, as he had links to that organisation, it was a possibility.

01:18

Australia Fines Parents Who Deviate From Vaccine Schedule "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia is further clamping down on vaccine choice by instituting a biweekly $20 fine for parents whose children are not up to date on their vaccinations.

Previously parents who didnt have their kids vaccinated lost an end of the year tax benefit worth around $500. The new fine costs parents about the same, but its now assessed throughout the year to serve as a reminder.

Other countries have begun similar policies. As weve noted in previous coverage, France has made eleven vaccines mandatory; Italy twelve; and Germany, fines parents $2,800 for failing to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children.

Meanwhile Californias persecution of Dr. Sears [ link} shows that they have non-legislatively removed the medical exemption provision from their vaccine mandate act.

Part of the reason countries and California can even consider such policies is because there is so much confusion and misinformation about vaccines. Here is what Australians were saying in a Libertarian thread on Reddit about the new Australian fine system.

  1. Mandatory vaccines are safe

This is demonstrably false. The U.S. Vaccine Court set up after Congress decided to shield vaccine makers from all liability for their productshas paid out $3.5 billion to 5,000 Americans for vaccine injuries. Also very few studies have been done comparing unvaccinated and vaccinated populations, which would be the real test of vaccine safety. What evidence there is suggests that unvaccinated children are generally healthier than vaccinated children. In fact the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government on health matters, concluded in 2013 that key elements of the [vaccine]schedulethe number, frequency, timing, order, and age at administration of vaccineshave not been systematically examined in research studies.

  1. The scientific and medical case in favor of mandatory vaccinations is overwhelmingly in favor of their efficacy.

Also false. For example, the latest flu vaccine (for the 2017-18 flu season) was......

00:07

Philippines to expel undesirable Australian nun who irked Duterte "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Philippines blacklisted and ordered the deportation on Thursday of an elderly Australian nun at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte, calling her an undesirable alien who broke terms of her missionary visa by engaging in political activism.

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FILE PHOTO: Australian missionary Patricia Fox waves to her supporters before filing a petition calling for the review of her deportation case at the Department of Justice, after the immigration bureau voided her visa following complaints from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte about her participation in protest rallies, in Padre Faura, metro Manila, Philippines May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/File Photo

The resolution was the second time immigration chiefs have sought to deport Patricia Fox, 71, who two months ago had been granted a reprieve by the justice department.

Fox has worked in the Philippines since the early 1990s and is a coordinator of a congregation of Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion.

The 10-page order said her continued presence in the country poses a risk to public interest and she would be barred from returning.

She is accused of taking part in news conferences, labor-related fact-finding missions and protests calling for political prisoners to be freed, for human rights and land rights to be respected and for martial law to be lifted on the southern island of Mindanao.

Duterte has made no secret of his annoyance at Fox and has said he personally ordered an investigation into her activities. He said he refuses to hear criticism from anyone who is not Filipino.

Thursdays order specifically referred to Dutertes admission that he had asked for Fox to be investigated.

Fox is the latest in a growing number of people who have challenged Duterte and found themselves investigated, detained, humiliated, and sanctioned for offences that his opponents say usually amount to technicalities or minor infringements.

Thats the law, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said of the order to send Fox back to Australia.

Local media quoted Fox as saying she was disappointed but would challenge the order.

Reporting by Martin Petty; editing by David Stamp

Reuters

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21:44

Bird of the Day: Comb-crested Jacana "IndyWatch Feed National"

Comb-crested Jacana by James Zainaldin - La Paz Group

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

21:14

Australia repositions Australia Pacific Technical College to complement Pacific Labour Scheme, says Bishop "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Australia says its seasonal worker programme in the Pacific has been a real success.

Driven by demand from Australias regions, its grown from a little over 1,000 workers in 2013 to close to 8,000 last year, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.

Already 25,000 workers have generated about AU$145 million (US$107 million) in net income to the Pacific since the programme commenced.

What is great about the scheme is that it fills Australian employment gap while also supporting Pacific Islanders gain skills and supporting their economies by way of increased remittances to communities, Bishop told Australia Pacific Partnership conference in Queensland earlier this month.

The sectors of primary focus under the work scheme include hospitality, food services, health, aged care and social assistance.

Demands for jobs from employers in these sectors are expected to grow between 100,000 to 250,000 positions during the next four years. Other sectors include non-seasonal agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

To complement the Pacific Labour Scheme, Bishop announced the re-orientation of the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) to allow Pacific Islanders who want to work in Australia to develop skills they need.

Set up over a decade ago under the Howard Government to deliver Australia qualifications to students from 14 Pacific Island Countries studying across five different campuses. There have been more than 12,000 graduates including more than 5,000 women and 80 percent of graduates end up working in their qualified trade, said Bishop.

She announced that TAFE Queensland has won the tender for the next phase of APTC, so that it can continue to grow a pool of skilled and competitive Pacific workers who participate in their own labour markets, as well as taking advantage of the wider regional opportunities created by the Pacific Labour Scheme.

Workers from Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu have started work on Hayman and Hamilton Islands in North Queensland, as part of Turnbull Governments newest Pacific Labour Mobility initiative which commenced this month.

SOURCE: PACNEWS

21:13

Telecommunication companies in Fiji to be fined for poor services "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Telecommunication companies in Fiji will be fined for prolonged fallout time and connection in the new financial year.

Communications Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in his 2018/2019 National Budget addressed said this initiative will serve as a further incentive to ensure promised network coverage is maintained.

He adds it will also give consumers the opportunity to access the services they are paying for.

Digicel Fiji, chief executive, Mike Greig says the telecommunications Company supports this move by the government as its taking the lead role in advocating for the consumers.

Greig says this initiative is a further boost for Digicel to strive to provide the best to its customers.

We have our own key performance initiative, we have our own standards that we set ourselves and as a CEO I am judged by those, my staff are judged by those. So we take service and service performance very seriously. So I applaud the government in advocating for the consumers also thats something we take very seriously and we advocate for as well internally and we obviously want to do the very best we can to make sure our services stand up.

According to the Telecommunications Act 2008, it prescribes fines not exceeding $1 million for telecommunications service disruptions or outages.

The new legislation also proposes a framework for compensation to be awarded by service providers to consumers for service disruptions or outages.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS

21:09

Criminalise people trafficking in Fiji U.S report "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Fiji has been told to amend its Crimes Decree to criminalise all forms of trafficking in persons.

Thats one of the key recommendations presented in the 2018 Report on Trafficking in Persons that has been released by the U.S State Department.

Criminalising trafficking in persons will include forced labour, says the recommendation.

The U.S Government also wants Fiji to designate a government agency responsible for coordinating victim services and make efforts to allow identified trafficking victims to work and earn income while assisting with investigations.

Overall, the report states the government of Fiji does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, says the United States government's 2018 report on Trafficking in Persons.

As a result, Fiji has been placed in a tier 2 watch-list category because the absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is significantly increasing and there is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year.

The 2018 report states that Fiji is making significant efforts to curb trafficking in persons.

The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by investigating six trafficking cases, prosecuting three suspected traffickers, providing services to six victims, providing anti-trafficking training to police recruits, and acceding to the 2000 UN TIP Protocol, says the report.

However, the government did not convict any traffickers for the third consecutive year or dedicate sufficient resources to officials leading anti-trafficking efforts. It did not proactively screen for trafficking victims among vulnerable groups, particularly children exploited in sex trafficking, or take steps to implement its anti-trafficking national action plan, states the report.

There are several recommendations for Fiji in the report.

Some of them being a call to dedicate and increase resources for the police anti-trafficking unit and developing and implementing formal victim identification and referral procedures.

Other recommendations state Fiji should proactively screen vulnerable groups, such as foreign migrant workers on fishing vessels and those allegedly involved in prostitution and exploited children for trafficking.

Fi...

20:09

Seaweed Discovery Challenges Theory on Antarctica "IndyWatch Feed National"

A foreign invader, a species of alien seaweed, has managed to cross the oceans to reach the frozen Antarctic shores. So scientists may have to give up a cherished belief: that Antarctica is inviolate.

For a century, researchers have assumed that the mix of ocean currents, distance and temperature have kept the Great White Continent shielded from invasion by Pacific or Atlantic flotsam.

But the discovery of strands of kelp on an Antarctic beach  seaweed that may have drifted for considerable periods and a distance of 20,000 kms before becoming stranded far from home brings an end to that belief. And the discovery suggests that global warming could bring serious changes to Antarctic ecosystems.

This finding shows us that living plants and animals can reach Antarctica across the ocean, with temperate and sub-Antarctic marine species probably bombarding Antarctic coastlines all the time, said Ceridwen Fraser, of the Australian National University.

We always thought Antarctic plants and animals were distinct because they were isolated, but this research now suggests these differences are almost entirely due to environmental extremes, not isolation.

Dr Fraser and her colleagues report in the journal Nature Climate Change that strands of southern bull kelp, Durvillaea antarctica, found by a Chilean scientist, must have floated 20,000 km from the Kerguelen Islands and South Georgia. The kelp was encrusted with barnacles, evidence of a long time adrift.

In fact, researchers believe, it may be evidence of the longest episode of biological rafting ever confirmed. The word raft is significant: such floating platforms could provide shelter and transport for other biological invaders.

Plastic Next?

Until now, the assumption has been that the pattern of surface currents and westerly winds tends to drive drifting material northwards from Antarctica. The discovery suggests that if kelp can get there, so can floating driftwood, or plastic debris, or any other unwelcome visitor.

The researchers think large waves driven by Southern Ocean storms may have steered the kelp rafts over what had been considered a natural ocean barrier. Glo...

19:56

20 Awesome Distributive Property Worksheets 5th Grade Images "IndyWatch Feed National"

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19:54

Greg Thomson, fmr Sky/Fox sports guy and grog-fuelled-fiascos-finalist resigns "IndyWatch Feed National"

I wanted to let you know Im resigning from @SkyNewsAust and @FOXSportsNews. A big thank you to the team at ANC. I sincerely apologise to Inala, the organisers, sponsors and those attending last weeks fundraiser. I deeply regret taking some of the shine off Inalas great work. Greg Thomson...

19:44

Great Barrier Reef coral recovery slows significantly over 18-year period "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over the last three decades the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by a series of intense cyclones, bleaching, crown of thorn starfish outbreaks and flood events that have caused well-documented, but reparable damage.

Scientists have hoped that an extended period of benign conditions would allow the natural processes of reef restoration to flourish, and many of the hardest-hit regions to return to a healthier, more colourful and biodiverse state.

But a new study of coral-recovery rates based on 18 years of data and published in Science Advances today, found the ability of many corals to bounce back after disturbance has significantly slowed down.

Although recovery rates were variable between different reef patches and coral types, the researchers found the overall recovery rate of corals across the Great Barrier Reef declined by an average of 84 per cent between 1992 and 2010.

Image result for branching Acropora, coral, Great barrier reef, photos

Following acute disturbance events like cyclones, coral recovery was hindered by poor water quality and high temperature, according to lead author Juan-Carlos Ortiz from the University of Queensland.

We noticed thatwater quality played a significant role in that reduction in recovery rate, Dr Ortiz said.

The study, supported by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Nature Conservancy, looked at data from more than 90 primarily mid-shelf and offshore reefs, comparing the rate of recovery following disturbance events.

We noticed for the first time a very large decline in the ability of the reef to recover from disturbances over those 18 years, he said.

The research team classified corals into six groups based on their growth forms. Although all groups showed an overall decline in recovery rate, two groups the Montipora and branching Acropora both went into negative.

What that means is they continued to decline even after the disturbance had ceased.

While increased disturbance events are expected as the impacts of climate change ramp up, the slowed recovery time is a concerning compounding factor.

It is exacerbating the problem. The assumption that we were working on was that naturally reefs recover fast, Dr Ortiz said.

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19:30

PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk "IndyWatch Feed National"

trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Wednesday Lugano, Switzerland trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industrys leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.

David will lead trade.ios risk management department, and will be responsible for building out its OTC Desk, allowing for both retail and institutional fiat-to-crypto exchange functionality. Up to 50% of all OTC Desk revenues will be allocated to the forthcoming liquidity pool, which can only be accessed by using trade.ios utility token, TIO.

trade.ios CEO Jim Preissler said, Were very lucky to have someone with Davids experience lead the risk management team and spearhead our OTC Desk. David has an impeccable track record in trading and risk management, which is invaluable when dealing with the size of deals in the crypto space. Its not uncommon to have a $10m deal come through the desk multiple times per day.

David Hannigan also commented, I see a lot of similarities in how trade.io runs its business to many of the large banks Ive worked for in the past. With my prior experience in the banking sector, I am cognizant on how profitable an OTC Desk can be. I am thrilled to hit the ground running to provide this service to the trade.io community.

David will also be providing daily commentary on the crypto markets which can be accessed by registered...

19:26

Ghosts of privatisations past and future? "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Most people wont recognise the name Leo Hielscher unless they regularly cross the eponymous* bridge (better known by its original name, the Gateway). But he is a figure of great consequence in Queensland, responsible for the downfall of two governments. Hielscher ran the states finances for decades, and was the architect of the Bjelke-Petersen strategy of an extractive economy based low taxes, low services and low skill. His proudest boast was the states AAA credit rating

The low point of his career was probably the leadup to the 2009 election when Anna Bligh announced that, rather than cut infrastructure spending or sell assets in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, she would allow the states credit rating to be reduced to AA+. Bligh was re-elected, and promptly announced a massive program of asset sales. This was one of the rare instances where I was directly involved in the policy process, providing advice to the Queensland Council of Unions, and in this capacity I got to observe Hielscher in action. He was very effective in pushing the (economically spurious) case for asset sales and the need to regain the AAA rating.

Bligh, and her Treasurer, Andrew Fraser pushed through the asset sales and pushed the Labor government off a cliff, being reduced to seven members at the 2012 election. Of course, Bligh landed on her feet, ending up as CEO of the Australian Bankers Association. I didnt get such a ringside view of the process that led Campbell Newman and Tim Nicholls to adopt their catastrophic Strong Choices asset sales campaign, but I have no doubt that Hielscher played a significant role in the background. Both Campbell and Nicholls have duly been consigned to well-deserved political oblivion.

Now the rightwing Australian Institute of Progress has staged a reunion.

After denouncing the public debt levels sustained by the Palaszczuk Labor government, Hielscher

received a standing ovation from the high-powered audience that included former LNP premier Campbell Newman, former state Liberal leader and treasurer Joan Sheldon as well as former Labor treasurers Keith de Lacy and Andrew Fraser.

Anna Bligh was obviously too busy defending the massive corruption of the banking sector to make it to Brisbane, and Tim Nicholls is still keeping a low profile. Apart from that, though, the whole team was there. De Lacy left politics before the events Ive described, but hes the archetypal  careerist who du...

19:09

Pope, sack archbishop convicted in child abuse case "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video says about itself:

Archbishop Found Guilty Of Hiding Child Sex Abuse

22 May 2018

An Australian archbishop is facing up to two years in prison after being convicted of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest in the 1970s. Archbishop Philip Wilson is the highest ranking Catholic official to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse, part of a global scandal which has dogged the Vatican for decades. The 67-year-old archbishop of Adelaide was found guilty of having concealed the abuse of altar boys by a pedophile priest colleague, James Fletcher, in the 1970s, when he was an assistant parish priest in the state of New South Wales.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Australian prime minister: convicted archbishop must be fired

Australian Prime Minister Turnbull has urged Pope Francis to dismiss Australian archbishop Wilson. Wilson has been sentenced to a years imprisonment because he has concealed sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

The 67-year-old Archbishop of Adelaide is the highest ranking church official convicted of an abuse scandal in Australi...

18:34

Nominations Open For Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Nominations have now opened for the Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards, recognising the regions LGBTIQ volunteers of the year. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queenslands largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year, and this years festival will take place from October 12 to 14. Each year, the ...

The post Nominations Open For Cairns Tropical Prides Community Hero Awards appeared first on QNews Magazine.

18:27

Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson after court rulingBrian Houston of Hillsong- Tick Tick Tock TockBrian Houston of Hillsong is in line at the NSW Attorney Generals Office and NSW Police to face pedophile protection charges. "IndyWatch Feed National"

During his  trial, the Archbishop (Philip Wilson) said no-one had ever come forward to tell him of allegations of child sex abuse during his 40 years as a clergyman.

However, Magistrate Robert Stone cast that claim aside in a ruling that could have ramifications in courts around the country.

ABC News Australia article below.

Brian Houston of Hillsong is one of those affected by this ruling. In time, Brian Houston will be charged with pedophile protection crimes, for sheltering his old pedophile father Frank from NSW Police and Authorities from 1999 to November 2004, when Frank died.

18:24

PERTH You killed my daughter: Mother of woman, 21, killed by an L-plater screams in court as he is "IndyWatch Feed National"

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You killed my daughter: Mother of woman, 21, killed by an L-plater screams in court as he is .

July 19, 2018 at 02:27AM .

Che Curyer, 24, pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday over the crash that occurred just after

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17:22

The case for introducing rhino to Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Well meant, but not a solution as far as I can see. Australia has massive problems with introduced species and also culls huge numbers of kangaroos to protect grazing. This is not an answer to poaching in Africa and Asia. It mentions white rhino (the least endangered of the species) but not black of the incredibly vulnerable Asian species for introduction and the latter would need forest not savanna envcironments. At the end says it is tongue-in-cheek, so is this all some sort of satire? KS

 

The Conversation

July 18, 2018 9.29pm SAST
Australia could sustain wild rhinos, but should it try? Renaud Fulconis/International Rhino Foundation

Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition after all, weve had...

17:17

Blind Justice? Not in our experience. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indigenous people's lives are immaterial when they are inside, the risk of death is very real to us. The pursuit of justice is our greatest fight in history and one heavily resisted. Justice is not blind.

17:08

Australia - Oberon fluoride: council meeting approves addition to water supply "IndyWatch Feed National"

CROWDED: It was standing room only in the Oberon Council chambers as the community waited for a decision on whether fluoride would be added to Oberon's water supply.A DIVISIVE community debate has ended, for now, after Oberon Council voted to allow fluoride to be added to the towns water supply.


But the peace might not last long as fluoridation opponents are already warning that the battle isnt over.

Oberon councillors voted 5-3 in favour of fluoridation at their ordinary meeting on Tuesday night after a months-long debate in the town that had, at times, become personal.

Previous attempts to introduce the dental health measure had been unsuccessful, the most recent being in 2014, when councillors voted 5-3 against fluoridation.

The Oberon Council chambers were packed on Tuesday night for the ordinary meeting.

Councillor Mark Kellam, who moved the motion to allow the fluoridation to go ahead, said his decision was based on sound evidence.

"I've listened to all the pros and cons and all the objective evidence and I've made this decision to fluoridate, he said.

Oberon Council general manager Gary Wallace's report to the council said NSW Health commissioned the Social Research Centre to gauge the Oberon communitys views on fluoridation.

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16:42

Those Defense Intelligence Reference Documents "IndyWatch Feed National"


Eric W Davis interview

In a Coast to Coast radio interview on 28 January 2018, between journalist George Knapp and Eric W Davis, Davis outlined his sub-contractor role within the Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS)  program for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP.) At the Institute for Advanced Studies, based in Austin, Texas, his job was to provide broad scientific advice, and recommendations. He did not get into any data analysis, video analysis or witness interviews.

He was tasked with looking into the future - around 2050 - to set up a series of expert studies - and produce a series of Defense Intelligence Reference Documents (DIRDs.) To look at a variety of topics and get experts to write a DIRD on that subject. Authors were asked to imagine our earthly technology, extrapolate it to 2050 and compare what we might have by then against what we see of the phenomenon today. Davis stated that 38 such papers were produced, with two being classified.

Hal Puthoff interview

In another 28 January 2018 Coast to Coast interview by George Knapp, this time with Hal Puthoff, Puthoff stated that his role within the AATIP was mainly to look at the physics. He had had 38 papers written

Six DIRDs by Eric W Davis 

On the Earth Tech International Inc. website there is a list of six DIRDs prepared by Eric W Davis. These are:

1. Davis, E.W. (2010), "Laser Lightcraft Nanosatellites," Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Defense Futures, DIA-08-1011-001, Technology Warning Division (DWO-4), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

2. Obousy, R.K. and Davis, E.W. (2010). "Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions," Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1004-001, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

3. Davis, E.W. (2010), "Concepts for Extracting Energy from the Quantum Vacuum," Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1004-007, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

4. Davis, E.W. (2010), "Antigravity for Aerospace Applications," Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1003-018, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office...

15:42

My Health Record Opting out "IndyWatch Feed National"

People in this country have demonstrated the level of trust they have in government by crashing websites and call systems with 20 000 people opting out of #MyHealthRecord in the first day.

We are providing a round up for you to enable an informed decision. As we support and train advocates and activists we have become more aware of the huge issue of digital privacy and how little the average person seems aware of, let alone the activist community. We want to help improve literacy in this area, and encourage more discussion regarding the extensive surveillance and data harvesting undertaken by government and corporates.

You can check out the huge compilation of concerns we covered during the #CensusFail situation. Regarding MyHealthRecord, you can assume all of the privacy concerns apply but also throw in sexual activity and orientation, gender, stigmatised diseases, prescriptions which could identify your condition, life threatening and chronic health conditions, fertility, reproduction rights and more to get a full picture of concerns.

Oh, and sections of this data is reportedly going to be accessible by NEARLY ONE MILLION PEOPLE. At the minimum all doctors (more than 70,000) and pharmacies (of which there are nearly 30,000) will have access to significant aspects.

TL, DR ~ huge privacy concerns have been raised you can opt out until 15th October 2018.

Here are some considerations:

  • The government is not capable of securing data. This has been proven time, and time again.
  • The government has used personal data for political reasons, giving private Centrelink information to a journalist.
  • The Department of Health last year commissioned the development of the framework for using My Health Record data for purposes other than its primary purpose of providing healthcare to an individual. This could include research and policy analysis (source).
  • ...

14:53

Great news 4 ACTU & Labor - model most equal country found - Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed National"

Everyone lives like shit in a socialist shithole. Thanks to https://twitter.com/RobertSacco18 for the tip!

14:34

Canberra: its not the new Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

The once-obscure bush capital, and its number plates, have been keen to adopt new hipster clothing; to present as something like that cool inland city that your best mate lives in. Yet like every trend that drapes itself in ironic sentiment, theres more than a kernel of serious intent here, as there is to the apparently outlandish claim that Canberra yes, Canberra is now the cultural capital of Australia.

14:04

Is This the Worlds Largest Robot? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rio Tinto has employed the first fully autonomous train, which many are calling the worlds largest robot. Rio Tintos project has eliminated humans and that saves on pensions and salaries. This is the way of the future because of exponentially rising human costs. The train completed its first delivery of iron ore between the companys Australian Mount Tom Price mine and the port of Cape Lambert on the Western coast.

Rio Tinto spent $940 million to develop this project. The train consists of three locomotives and carries around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore making a journey of 280km with no human driver. The trip was monitored remotely by operators at Rios Operations Centre in Perth more than 1,500km away. Effectively, this is not so dissimilar from the drone used in the military that is also being monitored from a far away location.

The high cost of socialism is driving the field of robotics. The higher the costs of pensions and their lack of feasibility when central banks play with interest rates pretending to be managing the economy has driven the technology into the hands of automation. Governments are in a state of denial and they will continue to raise taxes to try to cover their costs. They fail to look at this crisis straight in the eyes. There is no hope of maintaining socialism and more than there was communism.

14:00

5 Awe-Inspiring Museums and Galleries to Visit When in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed National"

Melbourne, Australia

Published July 19, 2018

Known as the second biggest and most populated city in Australia, Melbourne is a must-visit travel destination in the whole world. With its enthralling arts scene, every visitor will surely be in awe. There are tons of awesome spots to check out here, especially for the art and culture lovers.

Melbourne is also called as the Cultural Capital of Australia. With its numerous museums and galleries, one can say that it deserves the title. So, here are a few of the top art buildings you can visit to understand deeper and explore more about Melbournes magic:

National Gallery of Victoria

Pay a visit to the oldest public art gallery in the Land Down Under. It is home to over 70,000 pieces of art in two locations. The Australian collection can be found at the Ian Potter Gallery in Federation Square, which features the history of Australian art. One of its highlights is The Pioneer, a huge triptych format by Frederick McCubbin. On the other hand, the international collection is in St. Kilda Road building. This building is known for The Great Hall where you can lie on the floor and see its colorful stained glass ceiling.

Scienceworks

Come by Scienceworks to enjoy first-hand science experiences. This interactive science and technology museum offers changing exhibits, demonstrations, and guided tours daily to all visitors. You can check out the Sportsworks exhibit and Planetarium for a more exciting activity. Not to mention, this museum is autism-friendly one with social maps and scripts showing high and low sensory spaces. It is going to be a fun-filled learning day at Scienceworks, for sure!

National Sports Museum

Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia. This is why sports stadiums are one of the citys main tourist attractions. Take a trip down memory lane at the National Sports Museum and learn about the sporting history of the city. Once here, you can also see a lot of memorabilia that will make you remember the significant sporting moments that happened in Melbourne.

Immigration Museum

Head over Immigration Museum to see engaging and special exhibits of the people who call Melbourne their home. Situated in the Old Customs House, this museum tells the real stories of those wh...

13:14

Cashless welfare card is part of the package to take support away from the poorest Australians. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Queensland

The Australian government is so determined to press ahead with the cashless welfare card, that it hired a private company to carry out a review outside its own Department of Social Services. This is the sort of thing governments like to do, when they have already determined the result they want to have.

Consultancy firm Orima was awarded a lucrative 12-month contract to do the job.

The findings of the evaluation have been contradicted by the auditor generals report published on Tuesday. The main charge is the omitting of relevant data. The report found that the approach to monitoring has been inadequate, and that as a consequence, it is difficult to conclude whether there had been a reduction in social harm and whether the card was a lower cost welfare quarantining approach.

In other words, the finding that the card has resulted in the reduction of anti-social behaviour and reduced the cost of welfare at the trial at Ceduna in the Kimberly region in south Australia, as claimed by the commissioned firm, is not based on fact.

The cashless welfare card, otherwise known as the Indue card, takes control of 80 percent of the welfare payment of the individual, and restricts what it can be used for and where. A major criticism has been that the inability to make choices has forced recipients into having to spend more on needs, because one cannot shop around for the best prices. . But the most heated opposition, has been over the denial of a basic human right that we all expect for ourselves, and the classification of a whole community as undeserving.

Unperturbed, the government is planning further trials in the Western Australian gold fields, and there is a fear that this could eventually become the national norm for recipients of Centrelink payments.

The Card has been introduced in the context of a general assault on welfare payment in Australia, which extends from the unemployed to the disabled. Every day produces new stories of individuals falling victim to a harsh system and merciless punishment. Payments have been kept so low, that many Australians are finding it extremely difficult to survive.

Government welfare policies  govern a process of ongoing and step by step removal of the welfare system, and turning those in need towards private charity. In the view of the government, it should have the most minimal role, if any, because to do so distorts the operation of the market. This is based on a claim that if allowed to operate freely, the market will provide a place for all.

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13:07

2 Orang Pasukan TPN PB Tewas di Medan Pertempuran "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Selamat jalan para pejuang West Papua. Kalian gugur di medan pertempuran untuk kebebasan, keadilan dan martabat Bangsa West Papua. Tanggal 17 Juli 2018, dua anggota Tentara Pembebasan Nasional West Papua gugur di medan peperangan di Nduga, West Papua. Mereka yang gugur: 1.Prekianus Operasi Kogoya Tempat tanggal lahir.Geselema 25 Nopember 1995 Pangkat Letkol Kolonel. Jabatan Komadan

2 Orang Pasukan TPN PB Tewas di Medan Pertempuran was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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12:49

Wayne Swan and the ACTU working out how to dismantle capitalism! "IndyWatch Feed National"

Im sure you will join me in saying neoliberalisms time is done. It is time for the failure to end and if it doesnt end itself we will end it - @NadineFloodCPSU chairing a panel on neoliberalism and trickledown economics at #ACTUCongress18 #ChangeTheRules pic.twitter.com/p3FrhRLIF0 CPSU (@CPSUnion) July 18, 2018...

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12:14

Once Again They Have Locked Me Out of My Gmail Account "IndyWatch Feed National"

It happened immediately after I posted that email exchange.

So until I get control back on that account- there will be no videos and dont trust anything that may come from that account. They want to silence me any way they can

12:06

Would or Wouldnt Who Made the President Buckle? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Who made the President buckle, and change his view?

The Cold War is OVER, so why the attack on Russia, when China most likely spies with greater intensity on the US?

Tucker Carlsons broadcast of the Pres-hostage crisis, here. To quote Carlson:

theyre demanding if you dont automatically accept the imprecise non-specific never fully explained findings of shadowy intelligence agencies, with long documented track records of making serious mistakes, youve somehow...

12:05

BE WARNED! Pedo actor Jeremy Kewley out of jail & free living it up in Victoria despite abuse of dozens of boys "IndyWatch Feed National"

EXCLUSIVE: The convicted paedophile actor Jeremy Kewley is free to roam amongst the public once again after being quietly released from prison following a stint of less than two years for the indecent assault of more than a dozen boys stretching back decades. True Crime News Weekly publisher, Serkan Ozturk, reports. [READ MORE]

11:24

Growing and Harvesting Turmeric "IndyWatch Feed National"

Are you interested in growing turmeric? It's all the buzz right now with Lattes and Hot brews for immunity which might all seem a bit cringe worthy but it really is an easy plant to grow and harvest. Here's a quick video with Robyn as she harvests her turmeric and talks about how she grew it.

Need some great quality gardening tools to dig up your harvest?

In the Pip Shop we have a range of specially curated gardening tools that will last a lifetime and save you adding more waste to landfill by buying cheap, mass made items. Check out the whole gardening tool range here:
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11:11

MACKAY Mackay magistrate court "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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09:51

ONeill promises more delays for LNG payments "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Landowners face more delays before receiving promised benefits

Royalty payments to be released after proper clan-vetting process done

The National aka The Loggers Times | 18 July 2018

PRIME Minister Peter ONeill says royalty payments for landowners of the PNG LNG project will only be released after proper landowner identification is completed through the clan-vetting process.

ONeill said this in Parliament yesterday when responding to questions from Sinasina-Yongomugl MP Kerenga Kua.
Kua said the Government had not honoured most of its landowner commitments under the umbrella benefit sharing agreement (UBSA).

That included non-payment of royalties and equities, infrastructure development grants, business development grants and the seven per cent equity participation.

Kua asked ONeill whether Government had delivered all these commitments to the people of Hela and Southern Highlands.

The prime minister said his Government was committed to honour a...

09:18

No more mine waste dumping in rivers "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The Ok Tedi mine has destroyed the Fly River system (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

PNG urged to use history to deal with mine waste

The National aka The Loggers Times | 18 July 2018

PAPUA New Guinea has lessons to learn from Fly River in Western when working on the Mine Waste Management Policy framework, according to Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazard Management.

Asavi Kendua from the department says the mine waste management plan should indicate mine waste avoidance, reduction and mitigation strategies.

In his presentation during a seminar on capacity development in mine waste management in PNG, Kendua said treatment of mine waste, including mine waste water, had to be done in accordance with the Environment Act 2000.

He said it also had to abide by any co...

08:43

Ok Tedi funds not safe: MRDC a milking cow for people in Waigani "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

ONeill clears air on K200m mine fund

The National aka The Loggers Times | 18 July 2018

PRIME Minister Peter ONeill told Parliament yesterday that well over K200 million from OK Tedi Mine is currently accumulating in the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) and non-CMCA trust accounts for the people of Western.

He said this in response to questions from Middle Fly MP James Donald on why Government had made a decision to transfer money in the CMCA and the non-CMCA trust accounts to Mineral Resource Development Company (MRDC).
Donald said he was very concerned because MRDC was a milking cow for people in Waigani.

I asked the prime minister earlier on and he had given me and the people of Western province assurance that the funds were in safe hands, he said.

An NEC decision in June 2017 has stated that after the audits of the CMCA and the non-CMCA trust accounts, the balance of the funds, will be transferred to MRDC.

I am very concerned that the prime minister has lied to me and the people of Western.

MRDC is a milking cow for...

07:57

The African gangs issue is driven by a political agenda "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Victoria

The good thing is that there is rising concern, especially in Melbourne, over the claim by certain politicians and sections of the media, that African gangs have made this city unsafe. It has been said  that that it is so bad, that people are too afraid to go out for a meal at night.

As someone who lives in Melbourne, gets about and knows a lot of people here, this is not our experience.

There have been some violent incidents. What city with a population of four and a half million doesnt have them? The trouble is, when it comes from the hand of an African, it is reported as African crime. When it comes form the hand of a non-African, it is just crime. No one has presented evidence that the rate of incidence between the two is any different. Why is this happening?

One problem for the Africans is that having a different colour skin makes them stand out from the crowd. And this can tap into latent discrimination. For instance, the It did not stop this from being used to portray an image of African violence.

shot of Channel 7 beat up story

There have been other armed robberies in Melbourne committed by people from other racial and ethnic backgrounds. They do not fit into the narrative and are therefore  not treated in the same way.

When an Anglo Australian commits the crime, it is never presented as proof for the need to impose law and order on the Anglo Australian community. The same applies when there is a brawl at a pub, or when a gang of young white skinned teenagers pounce on someone.

Despite the emotive and fraudulent and unethical nature of the reporting by Channel 7 and the usual News Corp cabal, and repeated by Channel 10, politicians lo...

07:05

Google braced for giant Android fine from EU "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

EU: Google will learn if it faces a record fine over its Android operating system.
The European Commission has claimed the US tech giants mobile device strategy unfairly strengthened its dominance of search.
The regulator can fine the firm up to 10 per cent of its annual revenue which amounts to US$11.1billion (K36.1 billion).
It could also force Google to unbundle Android from its Chrome browser and other services.
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has previously ordered the firm to pay a 2.4 billion Euro (K9.07 million) fine over its shopping comparison service a ruling Google is in the process of appealing against.
In addition, her investigators are probing the practices of its advert-placing business AdSense as part of a separate inquiry.
The Android ruling was originally expected earlier this month, but Reuters reported that it had been postponed to avoid a clash with President Trumps visit to Europe.
The European Commission first began scrutinising Android in April 2015, following a complaint by Fairsearch a trade group that originally included Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its members.
At that point, Android had a 64 per cent share of Europes handset market, according to research firm Statcounter. It has since grown to 74 per cent.
The commission subsequently made three specific allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, saying Google was:
n Requiring Android handset and tablet manufacturers to set its search engine as the default and pre-install the Chrome browser before allowing them to offer access to its Play app store;
n Preventing manufacturers from selling mobile devices powered by rival operating systems based on Androids open source code; and
n Giving device manufacturers and mobile networks financial incentives to provide its own search service as the sole pre-installed option.
In response, Google denied obliging device-makers to preload any of its apps.
It also claimed that distributing Google Search and the Play store together had made it possible to offer its services for free.
The commissions approach would mean less innovation, less choice, less competition, and higher prices, its global affairs chief blogged.
He added that in any case, Apple and its rival iOS operating system gave consumers an alternative.
For its part, Fairsearch wants the regulator to look to the future.
The anti-competitive harm is likely to go far beyo...

06:58

Tommy Robinson to stay in jail until at least the end of July after contempt appeal hearing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here's The Independent's report: Judges are considering an attempt by English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson to be freed from prison. The far-right leader, who is appearing under his real name of Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed in May after he broke blanket reporting restrictions on an ongoing set...

06:56

PNG Hunters team for round 19 match against Norths Devils "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

SP Hunters backrower Rhadley Brawa has been omitted for this weekends Intrust Super Cup Round 19 Country Week clash against Norths Devils in Lae, Morobe Province.
Brawa was cited for a dangerous tackle in last Sundays game against Northern Pride and suspended for three matches by the QRL Judiciary. Stanton Albert has been named at lock in an otherwise unchanged starting line up from Sunday.
The 20-man squad is:
1. Edene GABBIE
2. Junior RAU
3. Thompson TETEH
4. Adex WERA
5. Brendon GOTUNO
6. Ase BOAS Captain
7. Watson BOAS
8. Enock MAKI
9. Wartovo PUARA Jr
10. Moses MENINGA
11. Nixon PUTT
12. Willie MINOGA
13. Stanton ALBERT
Interchange
14. Charlie SIMON
15. Paul WAWA
16. McKenzie YEI
17. Dilbert ISAAC
18. Sailas GAHUNA
19. Ila ALU
20. Butler MORRIS
(Three to be omitted)
Coach Michael Marum will finalise the 18-man side at the Captains Run at 3pm on Saturday at the Lae Rugby League grounds. The final 17 run-on side will be named an hour before kick off on Sunday.
The Hunters team travel to Lae this afternoon. On Friday and Saturday, the team will attend several coaching clinics and hospital visit.
The country week game themed Get In The Game against Norths Devils kicks off at 3pm on Sunday (July 22) at the Lae Rugby League ground.
The first game on Sunday which kicks off at 12.15pm is a Digicel Cup round 16 fixture between hosts Lae Snax Tigers and Enga Mioks.
Tickets for the game cost K50 per person and are available at Brian Bell and Foodmart in town and Andersons at Eriku.

06:32

UK legal precedent in the Tommy Robinson contempt appeal - [2004] EWCA Crim 1271 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) is serving two separate terms of imprisonment for two separate contempts of UK courts. He was subject to a 3 month term of imprisonment, suspended for 18 months for filming defendants in a serious criminal trial with the Judge who sentenced him saying: There...

06:11

Pastor Neville Johnson. Liked blow jobs from his three young AOG church secretaries. Academy of Light Maleny, Queensland, Australia. Bobbie Houston of Hillsongs pastor in New Zealand. Former head pastor at Queen St Assemblies of God Church in Auckland New Zealand. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Neville Johnson

Pastor Neville Johnson today. Still an errant false prophet, liar and con-artist. Neville Johnson has conned many people out of large sums of money in Ponzi schemes in recent times. Angry victims are looking for his home address to recover their lost savings even asking me if I know where he lives. He lives in Maleny, Queensland. Its a small town so youll easily find him.

Neville Johnson

Pastor Neville Johnson. Academy of Light Ministries, Maleny, Queensland, Australia. Liked blow-jobs from his three young church secretaries while praying to the Lord and fasting in Auckland, New Zealand motel rooms with them.

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05:00

So much to say, but let me begin: Some words come from pain "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Vanessa
Vanessa Gordon

VANESSA GORDON

BRISBANE - I have so much to say. I don't know where to begin. I'll start with I do not think all men are savages.

I am not a misandrist in any way, shape or form. I appreciate that Papua New Guinean men play a pivotal role in PNG society. I get it. Mi save tu lo pasin lo ples ,na kastom. Iau nunure. Mi save!

Secondly, I will always support a PNG writer, male or female. I will read, share and buy your work. I will wave my PNG flag beaming with pride around the world. Your words come from a place from deep within.

Ward Barry, you have this thing called freedom of speech and right of assembly. You are able to express your thoughts. You can express your thoughts and creative gifts through poetry. And others that read your work can respond with the same rights.

I have enjoyed your poetry in the past. Did I enjoy this particular poem? I am indifferent. I feel nothing.

My indifference is not against you personally. My problem is not with your poem. My problem is the way you have responded to the many women who have had valid and clear points regarding your poem.

Your perspective has been heard and read multiple times. Your message is loud and clear. You have proven a point. You are a great guy we get it. You love women. You love PNG women.

Thank you for not raping us; thank you so much for not molesting our daughters; thank you for not man-handling and groping us on PMVs, in the markets and on dance floors in the clubs. Thank you for not burning us at the stake.

You are commended. Did you want a medal? Or a certificate of appreciation?

Jordan Dean, you too are commended for defending your brother. I presume you don't understand what all the fuss is about? Why are so many women up in arms? What's the big deal?

Let me flip the scenario for you. A white guy writes a poem. Yes, I'll use white guy as an example because, Ward, I've seen your comments against the white man.

Appare...

04:00

Are PNG men really savage? A balanced view about PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

JORDAN DEAN GGG Report

PORT MORESBY - Colonial literature portrayed Papua New Guinea as an exotic and savage paradise. I am surprised that view is still maintained by Australians and some learned Papua Guineans.

One such view is that Papua New Guinean men do not respect and treat our women properly. This is a slap in the face for all the caring gentlemen in Papua New Guinea. We know how to open doors, buy chocolates and golden necklaces for our women. We love our women just like anyone else. We dont live in the stone-age.

Lets not confuse ourselves with equality and gender based violence.  Equality equal access to resources and opportunities between men and women. GBV violence against women. Using economic terms, equality is macro whilst GBV is micro in nature.

I am all for equality and a level playing field. I believe PNG is a country of equal opportunities. In the process of trying to give a based view, Ive been called names online and misunderstood.

We have laws protecting womens rights and all our national policies involved equal participation. The government and all companies are equal employers. Men and women are paid the same based on education, qualifications and position ranking.

Our tertiary institutions enrol more females than male students. Australian Awards offers more scholarships to females than males. Infact, women have more opportunities than men in tertiary education.

Women have the same constitutional rights as men to contest in elections. Unfortunately, none of them won in the 2017 elections.

Yes, we have a problem with GBV which is often caused by alcohol, insecurity, jealousy, etc. This is micro in nature because it occurs within a relationship and family.

Both are global issues and not confined to PNG alone. Quantifying the issues is crucial in our understanding of where we stand and whether PNG is really a savage country.

The Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum ranks 150 countries on gender equality. The Forum ranks countries against four main dimensions: economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health and survival; and political representation.

According to its most recent report of November 2017, the 15 worst countries for gender equality are; Qatar, Turkey, Mauritania, T...

03:32

Utilities reform needed for better service delivery in the Pacific ADB "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (18 July 2017) Investments in basic services must be complemented by policy and regulatory reforms as well as capacity development to support a shift towards more commercially viable utilities in the Pacific, says the latest issue of the Asian Development Banks (ADB) Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM) launched today.

It is commendable that Pacific governments are stepping up their infrastructure investments, for example, in renewable energy to help reduce electricity costs and progress towards ambitious international climate change commitments, said ADB Director General for the Pacific Ms Carmela Locsin.

These efforts must be complemented by critical reforms to improve the efficiency and performance of utilities responsible for providing basic services in Pacific economies, including the promotion of further private sector participation.   

Economic prospects for the Pacific remain positive, but growth will remain slow compared to other subregions, according to the report.

For 2018, growth in the Pacific is expected to remain flat at 2.2%.

 This is partly due to the impacts of disasters including an earthquake in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Cyclone Gita in Tonga last February.

Economic recovery in PNG and rising investment in Timor-Leste are expected to push growth in the Pacific to 3.0% in 2019.

The monitor, the flagship economic publication of ADBs Pacific Department, focuses on country issues and current policy themes.

The latest issue focuses on the developments in the utilities sector, particularly electricity.

Access to electricity is low in the Pacific, particularly in the more remote and less developed parts of the subregion.

This is due to the countries dependence on expensive fossil fuels for power generation, inadequate investment in infrastructure, and electricity services costs that can be beyond the means of rural households.

About 20% of PNGs population, for instance, has access to electricity and that number falls to 13% in rural areas, according to the report.

 Without access to electricity, public services cannot be properly delivered, and business activity is constrainedresulting in unfulfilled economic growth potential.

Although PNG has enviable potential to produce power, significant investment in the sector is needed to reach the countrys goal of 70% electrification by 2030.

The Monitor looks at how diversifying energy sources can help to lower costs by reducing dependency on expensive diesel, and how improved regulation can help attract much-needed investment and expand consumer access to electricity.

The monitor includes a series of...

03:08

CRIME CULTURE: Border Politics "IndyWatch Feed National"

CRIME CULTURE: Is hate, fear and ignorance the new Australian way? Or, are present-day fears around asylum seekers and refugees an undying ember of an even darker past? True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston takes a look at the new documentary film, Border Politics. [READ MORE]

03:00

How the PNG tsunami 20 years ago was a big wake-up call "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Sissano Lagoon
Sissano Lagoon devastated after the 1998 tsunami (Jose Borrero)

PROF DAVE TAPPIN | Geoblogy | British Geological Survey

KEYWORTH, UK - 20 years ago this week, on the evening of the 17 July 1998, 2,200 people died when a 15-metre high tsunami devastated an idyllic lagoon on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

The event was to prove a benchmark in tsunami science as the tsunami was generated not by an earthquake but by a submarine landslide.

Most tsunamis are generated by earthquakes and, previously, submarine landslides were an under-appreciated mechanism in tsunami generation. This was because there had been no recent historical event to prove just how dangerous they could be.

Back in 1998, there had been few recent destructive earthquakes, they were to strike later.  Although earthquake mechanisms were generally well understood in tsunami generation, the mechanisms by which submarine landslides cause tsunamis, were not. In fact it was generally believed that submarine landslides could not generate destructive tsunamis.

PNG changed all this.

It was a wake-up call for tsunami hazard. The tsunami was the most devastating event since Sanriku 1933, when a tsunami struck the east coast of Japan, leaving 1,500 dead and the same number missing.

The massive death toll, generated a surge of scientific interest in non-earthquake tsunami mechanisms, which subsequently extended outside of convergent margins, where earthquakes are most common, to passive margins, and to volcanic collapse.

The tsunami struck at a time when new technology was being used increasingly to map the sea bed as well as topography was being mapped on land.  New numerical models of submarine landslide tsunamis were also being developed, but were still theoretical, and PNG allowed these to be tested in real life conditions.

At the time of PNG, tsunami science was dominated by seismologists because earthquakes were seen as the only major hazard. Research into submarine landslide tsunamis requires the contribution from geologists...

02:05

Australia: Supreme Court judge bans wife of accused jihad terrorist from wearing niqab in court "IndyWatch Feed National"

Once there are multiple spectators in the public gallery wearing niqabs and traditional Islamic dress, working out who was who if something happened in court might not be a simple matter, especially as such dress tends to be very similar. I have previously indicated that, whilst all are welcome in my court, spectators in the []

01:35

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180718CHIEF SECRETARY SAYS THEFT WILL NOT CHANGE EVIDENCE
New Dawn FM News
Autonomous Bougainville Government Chief Secretary JOSEPH NOBETAU says that a targeted break in took place at the Office of the Department of Community Government at the early hours of this morning.
He said that two Departmental Computers were stolen, both of which contain sensitive financial information.
A filing cabinet, also containing financial records was also broken into and papers taken.
MR. NOBETAU says this would seem to be a clear and deliberate attempt to try and remove evidence of financial transactions. He said he was of the view that only officers of the ABG Public service could have taken the theft given the targeted nature of the crime.
The chief secretary said that currently matters associated with financial management across the ABG are under active investigation by the internal auditor who is already in possession of substantial financial records.
He said the investigation will continue unhindered by this blatant theft, and those who are implicated will face the full weight of the law when they are caught.
MR. NOBETAU said that Police has been asked to undertake full investigation in relation to this matter and report to the President as soon as possible on their findings.
He said Criminal actions of this type will not be tolerated, and simply serve to tarnish the reputation of the ABG and Bougainville.
He further stressed that those who engage in such crimes cause more harm than good, act out of self-interest and greed and have no regard for rights and aspirations of the people of Bougainville.

Ends

01:33

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180718YOUTH WITH A MISSION
New Dawn FM News

Autonomous Bougainville Region will be privileged to receive a medical ship the MV YWAM LIBERTY next week.
According to its arrival and launching program, the medical ship which has doctors and nurses on board will be providing medical services throughout the region.
The launching will be held at the BEL ISI Park in Buka town on Tuesday 24th of July, 2018.
At this stage New Dawn FM does not know if the Ship will also visit ARAWA and BUIN whilst they are in Bougainville.
But the theme of this trip is Delivering Integrated Outreach Health Services to remote communities in Bougainville.

Ends

Ywam pic

01:08

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180718VOTER TURN OUT POOR SAYS OBEC
New Dawn FM News
The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, GEORGE MANU says that the voter turnout in the Urban Community Government election is very poor comparing the total registered for each urban community government.
He said despite the low turnout, he would like to thank those who played a part in enabling OBEC to conduct and complete the urban and non-urban elections.
This include the Secretary for the Department of Community Government and his staff, the various government departments such as Law and Justice and Finance, Community Auxiliary Police, PNG Electoral Commission, election officials as well as the people in each of these wards that participated in the election.
MR. MANU also mentioned the media for contributing by giving out information on the election.
The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner handed over the Gazetted results to the officer of the Community Government, DONA PEARSON who represented the Acting Secretary, SIONE NASH who was not present at the time.

Ends

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00:57

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180718OBEC ANNOUNCES CONCLUSION OF ELECTIONS
New Dawn FM News
The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, GEORGE MANU this afternoon announced the conclusion of the Urban Community Government elections including finalizing of the results, Certification and gazetting in the Bougainville Gazette.
MR. MANU said that since the completion of the elections on June 21st, the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner engaged in finalizing the election through the recovery of materials and reviewing of the results and adjudicating upon a small number of complaints.
According to the Bougainville Community Government Election regulations the results must be reviewed within 14 days after the results have been declared.
With the certification today, it is now confirmed that the 22 seats declared earlier are now confirmed.
MR. MANU also gave credit to those who played a part in the successful conduct of elections in all the wards within these urban community governments.
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00:25

Papuan Liberation Movement wants dialogue "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/362078/papuan-liberation-movement-wants-dialogue

Papuan Liberation Movement wants dialogue

11:12 am today

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua supports the idea of dialogue with Indonesia as long as it is mediated internationally, the movements secretary says. Indonesias government of Joko Widodo has recently made overtures to West Papuan customary and civil society leaders for dialogue over a range of issues in Papua region.
Secretary Rex Rumakiek said the push for dialogue was not a bad thing.
"But dialogue internationally, not Indonesian type of dialogue that resulted in 1969s Act of Free Choice. Thats the type of dialogue Indonesia wants. We are not going to go back to that approach," Mr Rumakiek said.
"We want an international dialogue and the best place to dialogue is the United Nations general assembly. Let us vote on the issue."
The movement hoped to have questions over the legitimacy of the self-determination act under which West Papua was incorporated into Indonesia debated by the UN General Assembly in the next year or two, Mr Rumakiek said.
Since being admitted to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) in 2015 with observer status in the regional grouping, the movement has had more opportunities to engage with Indonesia, which enjoys associate member status in the MSG.
The dynamic between the two parties, however, is clearly strained, as Indonesias government has characterised the movement as a separatist group that does not represent Papuans.
The full MSG members Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonias Kanaks have been working to facilitate dialogue between the movement and Indonesia
"We can talk direct to them with the MSG members as witnesses. That is what we call a third party" Mr Rumakiek explained.
"We cannot talk direct to Indonesia by ourselves, but with the MSG facilitating. We try to avoid other people speaking on our behalf. The MSG is trying to arrange for meetings (between the West Papuans and Indonesias government)."
Meanwhile, the Australia-based Mr Rumakiek said the movement was disturbed by the reports from Papuas remote Nduga regency that Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army had exchanged gunfire in recent weeks.

Three people were killed in an attack on police at the local airport two weeks ago during regional elections. A faction of the Liberation Army which is not directly linked to the United Liberation Movement for West Papua claimed responsibility.
Following the attack, about a thousand extra police and military personnel deployed to Ndug...

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23:03

Not Radical Islam, But Gold Fever Threatens Indonesias Stability "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

It seems that ISIS is not the only danger to the national security of Indonesians. The pirates on the Indonesian (gold) coast are not from the Middle East but rather from Phoenix Arizona, the location of the head quarters of mining company Freeport McMoRan. An American multinational that made incredibly huge profits from mining gold on West Papua.

The post Not Radical Islam, But Gold Fever Threatens Indonesias Stability appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

22:54

Daily Digest 7/18 - Health Insurers Collecting Personal Details, Detroit Reborn At A Cost "IndyWatch Feed National"

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22:48

The Story of a Professional Delusion: Do Psychiatrists Believe Their Own Words? "IndyWatch Feed National"

On February 24th of this year, a conference was held in Sydney, Australia which featured a number of prestigious local and overseas speakers as well as former psychiatric patients. Titled Mental Health in Crisis, it was intended to provide a forum for well-researched alternative views on the state of modern psychiatry. The next week, most of the speakers went to New Zealand for further seminars in five cities. During that week, a newspaper published an article quoting Prof. Peter Gotzsche, director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen, whose research showed that antidepressants are a dangerous and relatively ineffective class of drugs, and who recommended they should be severely restricted. In his view, general practitioners should not be authorised to initiate them, and they should not be given to children or adolescents. On March 9th, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) issued a press statement strongly criticising the article. In particular, it stated:

The prescription of antidepressant or antipsychotic medications is something that a psychiatrist only ever does in partnership with the patient and after due consideration of the risks and benefits (emphasis added).

As described on MIA, I lodged a lengthy complaint with the RANZCP, alleging that, as the responsible officials, the president and board had breached their own code of ethics at a number of points; in particular, the claim about prescribing habits was patently false. This has gone back and forth and, predictably, my complaints have been dismissed. On June 29th, the incoming president of the college wrote to me:

The (original press) statement also acknowledges the careful consideration given when prescribing medications.

That is, he essentially repeats the false claim that drugs are only ever prescribed after a friendly discussion between the caring doc and the grateful patient. Some months ago, I published the results of a pilot study on my 176 active files, which showed that psychiatrists hardly ever give information to patients regarding the risks of their drugs (I would have thought that any psychiatrist who was still breathing would know this: patients are routinely thrown to the ground and jabbed despite their furious objections or tearful pleading. Part of his defence was that psychiatrists have good intentions).

This reminds me of another rather fractious interchange I h...

21:20

Oberon becomes one of the last NSW towns to fluoridate its water "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the last remaining towns in New South Wales without fluoridation has decided to add it to its drinking water.

The Oberon Council on the states central tablelands has voted five-to-three to add fluoride to the towns supply after several months of heated debate and campaigning.

It is one of eight local governments in NSW, out of more than 100 local councils in the state, that has been asked to consider fluoridation by Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

Oberon resident, Jenn Capel, said she was thrilled with the decision.

I think its an excellent result, Ms Capel said.

Its the people in the community who dont have that [oral] care, who dont have the dedication to teeth, theyre the ones who are going to suffer and the long-term effects are overwhelming.

The Oberon Council last discussed fluoridation in 2014 and resolved not to proceed.

Its taken a long time, Oberon resident Tina Slattery said.

The last time it went up the community didnt really appreciate what was going on, and so it could have been taken over by a very persuasive, small group.

The debate at Tuesdays council meeting sparked anger among those who opposed fluoridation, with several speakers claiming it would be a form of mass medication and could jeopardise peoples health.

Im mortified, I think theyve gone against the wishes of Oberon, mother-of-five Tracey Watson said.

My concern is that the pro people didnt really show any documented evidence, whereas the people against always did.

Sarah Raphael from the Australian Dental Association New South Wales made a presentation at the council meeting and quoted the 2007 Child Dental Survey.

It clearly showed more than double the amount of dental decay in the children of Oberon compared with Orange and Dubbo which have water fluoridation and have done for quite some time, Dr Raphael said.

The overwhelming evidence backs that water fluoridation is the most safe and equitable way to protect against dental decay in the community.

Anti-fluoride campaigner Veronika Cvitanovic has lived in Oberon for eight years.

She said she surveyed 684 people and 70 per cent were against fluoridation.

To me its clear that the council is not representing the communitys wishes, Ms Cvitanovic said...

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