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Saturday, 23 June

00:44

New Sri Lankan spiders get Enid Blyton names "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video says about itself:

Science Bulletins: Seeking SpidersBiodiversity on a Different Scale

4 October 2012

Recognizing the tiny species of any ecosystem is hugely important for defining its overall diversity. But miniscule forms of life are often invisible to conservation efforts because they have yet to be described in detail. Dr. Norman Platnick of the American Museum of Natural History is leading an important initiative to discover biodiversity on a smaller scale. Having devoted decades to the study of spiders, Dr. Platnick now leads a team of 45 investigators from 10 countries in the largest-ever research project on spiders, identifying members of the goblin spider family. This group of spiders is widely distributed but largely unknown, primarily due to their small sizeat 1.2-3mm, they measure one-half to one-third the length of the average spider. This video follows Dr. Platnicks team into the Ecuadorian jungle as they collect and identify scores of unrecognized goblin spiders, showing how little we know about the full breadth of global biodiversity.

From ScienceDaily:

Six new species of goblin spiders named after famous goblins and brownies

June 21, 2018

Summary: A remarkably high diversity of goblin spiders is reported from the Sri Lankan forests. Nine new species are described in a recent paper, where six are named after goblins and brownies from Enid Blytons childrens books. There are now 45 goblin spider species belonging to 13 genera known to inhabit the island country.

Fictional characters originally described by famous English childrens writer Enid Blyton have given their names to six new species of minute goblin spiders discovered in the diminishing forests of Sri Lanka.

The goblins Bom, Snooky and Tumpy and the b...

00:35

Glazov Moment: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Celebrates Hijab "IndyWatch Feed National"

This new Glazov Gang episode features the Jamie Glazov Moment with Jamie Glazov. Jamie discusses Australian Broadcasting Corporation Celebrates Hijab and asks: Is the Hijab really just so sensuous and such an incredible source of empowerment? Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate through []

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Friday, 22 June

23:05

Fishing Nets and Market Economy Status Tie up US-Vietnam Trade "IndyWatch Feed National"

 
Vietnam and America, once enemies, and now comprehensive partners, have developed a significant bilateral relationship since the two countries have moved away from the wars painful past and embraced a new future with greater vision.

This weeks trade mission to Washington led by Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue comes at a sensitive time when the Trump Administration is embroiled in trade disputes with China, the European Union, Canada, and Mexico.

Last year Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phucs meeting in the Oval Office with President Donald helped reboot a US-Vietnam dialogue. Hues mission during this visit will be to lobby for Hanois market economy status so that Washington will lift tariffs on their fish exports, namely catfish and shrimp among other products.

On the surface, US-Vietnam evolving economic relations moves the trade needle closer to increased normalization, but more work is needed according to sources in both Washington and Vietnam. The US- Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) signed in 2001 was the signature key element in Vietnams short march from the battlefields into the labyrinth of legal reform, trade liberalization, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) membership.

The BTA sent a positive signal to investors and producers, especially with regards to labor-intensive manufacturers.  Nevertheless, in what global investors deem a socialist market-driven economy, Washington still designates Vietnam as a non-market economy. Under the terms of its WTO accession agreement with the U.S., Vietnam is to remain a non-market economy under U.S. law for up to 12 years after its accession or until it meets the U.S. criteria for a market economy designation.

Some policy experts remain optimistic about Vietnams progressive steps towards becoming a true market economy.

America and Vietnam widely acknowledge that globalization reflects a central facet in foreign investment in manufacturing plants like Nike in Vietnam, which employs over 400,000 young women. The tide of foreign direct investment pouring into the country has yielded many dividends, including a dramatic fall in Vietnams poverty rates, growing living standards, and increased life expectancy.

Vietnams cautious and sequenced adoption of market institutions has brought more than two decades of impressive economic performance, all while leaving the countrys underlying political economy largely intact claims Matthew Busch, a research fellow at Australias Lowy Institute.

 

Pushing for Market Economy Status

Vietnamese leaders are eager to see the United States change the status to a market economy since Hanoi is currently penalized with onerous antidumping and countervailing duties in excess of...

22:09

Paedophile spared prison to prey on victims in market stalls in Queensland. "IndyWatch Feed National"



If there's ever a failure of 'justice' to the victims of paedophiles, this is just one example.

Bundaberg judge Keith Dodds supports paedophiles like Bob Fordham (Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/bob.fordham ) being among the community.

If they become repeat offenders, it's more 'business' for the courts.

If you're a paedophile in Bundaberg, you'd want Keith Dodds to 'judge' you, right?

Do you really want to be 'friends' with a paedophile who will have access to your photos that you put up of your children?

See article from 27 Mar 2009 by news-mail.com of the headline:

Fordham gets suspended sentence


DESPITE admitting to owning a collection of child pornography that included videos of children as young as five being raped, Bob Fordham was yesterday allowed to walk free from the Bundaberg District Court.

The former AFL Bundaberg Wide Bay (AFLBWB) president received two cumulative jail sentences, one with parole and one suspended, after pleading guilty to two child porn charges.

In Fordham's sentencing yesterday morning, crown prosecutor Kylie Ward told the court that police, who were acting on information from an international child pornography operation, found a collection of 10 child pornography videos on Fordham's computer last June.

The videos, some of which were more than 25 minutes long, included children aged between five and 14 performing sexual acts on adults.

Ms Ward asked the court to send a strong message to child predators by jailing Fordham, but Judge Keith Dodds sentenced him to a 12-month suspended jail sentence for knowingly possessing child pornography and an 18-month jail sentence, with immediate parole, for using a carrier service to commit the crime.

Another man arrested in the same operation pleaded guilty to possessing more than 900 child exploitation images which included infants being sexually abused - but was released immediately on parole and probation.

Fordham 'jaded'

Former AFL Bundaberg W...

19:53

Powerful M6.1 quake strikes Port Villa, Vanuatu - Location considered "unusual" "IndyWatch Feed National"

A POWERFUL 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck at a depth of 21 kilometres some 30 kilometres west of the capital Port Vila, the US Geological Survey said. USGS said there was low likelihood of casualties and damage although it added that recent earthquakes in the area had caused secondary hazards such as landslides. "Definitely shaking would have been felt in the area, but we have received no reports yet of any damage," Geoscience Australia duty seismologist Hugh Glanville told AFP.

19:35

Victory! South Korean Court Rules That It Is Illegal To Kill Dogs For Food "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Amanda Froelich,

South Korea is one step closer to outlawing the consumption of canines. In a landmark decision, a South Korean court ruled that the killing of dogs for meat is illegal.

On Thursday, the city court in Bucheon reviewed a case brought by the animal rights group Care against a dog farm operator. Activists accused the man of killing animals without proper reasons and for violating building and hygiene regulations. The man was convicted and fined 3m won (2,050). Most noteworthy is that the court said meat consumption is not a legal reason to kill dogs.

Said Kim Kyung-eun, a lawyer for Care: It is very significant in that it is the first court decision that killing dogs for dog meat is illegal itself. She added that the precedent is paving the way for a total ban in South Korea.

Dog meat has been a part of South Korean cuisine since first century AD. Every year, approximately 1 million dogs are eaten in the country. But in recent years, the tradition has been challenged by animal rights activists and younger generations in the country. To crack down on dog farms, as well as appease the public, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations and some animal protection laws. There is still no specific ban against the consumption of canines, though.

According to a survey conducted last year, approximately 70 percent of South Koreans do not eat dog mean. Yet surprisingly, only 40 pe...

19:13

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill opens Goroka Airport "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's full speech when opening Goroka Airport on Tuesday, June 5, 2018


19:02

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on the new Goroka Airport "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who has a very strong and personal relationship with Goroka, tells me what the new Goroka Airport means to him after opening it on Tuesday, June 5, 2018:


18:12

Australia cashless sooner than you think? "IndyWatch Feed National"


A 'thorn' in the administration of the general population in Australia is something called cash.


In order to give this tool that allows privacy the flick, the administration of Australia is in full swing under whatever excuse to do so.


Privacy (of the general population) is not what the Australian Government is about, after all why would you if you're in a penal colony.
 
The first stage is welfare, as they are the first people that are literally 'owned' by the government.

Here is one implementation of going cashless, as reported on 21 Jun 2018 by 9news.com.au of the headline:

Welfare law changes head to Senate

The federal government is a step closer to slapping an income test on carer allowances and expanding the trial of its controversial cashless welfare card.

The two key items on the government's social services agenda passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, and now await their fate in the Senate.

The government wants to apply a family income test of $250,000-per-year to Carer Allowance and the Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card.

"Welfare is of course a major area of taxpayer funded expenditure," Attorney-General Christian Porter told parliament on Thursday.

"The government therefore is aware of the needs to balance welfare spending with the provision of support services."

Savings from the test will fund reforms in carer services, with carers able to...

17:07

To Those Who Say, They Should Just Come Here Legally "IndyWatch Feed National"

With the situation that has been underway in America until todays executive order children being taken from their parents at the border as part of the Trump Administrations new immigration strategy were hearing the phrase, They should have just come here legally! getting thrown around a lot.

While the people making this statement make it sound easy enough for those seeking asylum or a better chance at life in the USA to obtain a proper visa, they fail to recognise the perplexity of the US Immigration system and demonstrate a lack of knowledge about the demanding process that is coming here legally.

Now, you cant blame someone for not having insight into this process. I wouldnt either if I hadnt gone through it myself with my now-husband. Our situation started as hopeful, as he is from England, a predominantly white, Christian nation, which is one of the USAs greatest allies. Things were looking up even more because I have a relative who is an immigration lawyer and was able to provide more insight into the extremely complicated process that is migrating to the United States.

We extensively researched ways he could live and work here legally without us getting married, but quickly came to the realisation this wasnt going to happen for us. While there are many different types of visas, they are not achievable unless you meet very specific requirements.

The work visa offered by the US requires you to be sponsored by an employer in a specialty field. The employer has to show you have a degree and two years or more of experience in this field. The US Government only issues 65,000 of this type of visa a year.

Having a relative or spouse who is a US citizen makes you eligible for a US visa, as does being a religious worker or student. Outside of those options, you can kiss your dreams of obtaining a visa to live and work here legally goodbye.

The US does offer tourist visas, allowing you to stay in the country for up to 90 days (no working please!). People traveling from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are visa exempt, meaning they dont require a travel visa to enter our country. If youre coming from anywhere else, you will have to apply for the visa and, wouldnt you have guessed it, people from Central American, Middle Eastern and African countries have a 40 50 per cent visa refusal rate. And young adults, who are single and/or unemployed almost never receive visas.

In our case, we made the decision to move to Australia to see how our relationship...

15:34

WA Health Minister, Roger Cook, Condones the Suppression of Scientific Debate on Vaccination "IndyWatch Feed National"

Please read the following information and make WA Health Minister, Roger Cook, accountable for the false information he is providing about vaccines to the public. Politicians are liable for participating in legislative decisions that can harm human health. This censorship of the risks of vaccines as anti-vaccination material is resulting in an escalation of chronic illness in the population that is preventable.
Most of you will be aware that a billboard was put up in the Perth CBD (corner of William and Brisbane St) that asks the public Do you know what is in a vaccine. This information is essential knowledge for assessing the risks of this medical procedure. Just as you would check the ingredients of your food only vaccines are injected into the human body and this means the chemicals can access every organ of the body.
This information is in the public interest yet the WA government and AMA are calling this anti-vaccination material and complaining that the question poses a public health risk.
Why is the Australian Medical Association making this unscientific claim? The risks of any environmental toxin need to be addressed within the individual genetic make-up of each person and there are many toxins in vaccines.  Each toxin in the vaccine, for example, aluminium and antibiotics, will have a different reaction in every person because of their genetics and this reaction can be delayed.
Does Roger Cook know that there are antibiotics in every vaccine and that antibiotics are linked to causing many chronic illnesses including autism?
Why has the AMA also ignored the fundamental medical principle that:
A medical treatment should be individualised particularly when injecting substances into the human body that carry the potential for disease, disablement and death.
The US Vaccine Injury Compensation Scheme has paid out over...

15:29

A Climate of Fear Paedophiles and Cover-Ups "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ecuadorian embassy, London

by G5

Introduction by Dee McLachlan

From time to time I receive submissions from G5.  Having met him several times, I have come to trust his work at least to the extent that it is possible for me to judge it. Generally I get the feeling G5 is sincere and has Insider knowledge. Of course I invite anyone to say, in the comments, or in a separate article, that they have disagreements with his facts.

On this occasion, G5 has taken on the Biggie the subject of Paedophilia in High Places. I am glad he has in particular highlighted the amount of fear that is going on today in relation to this.

You will be surprised to hear that Julian Assange was not the only person to seek protection in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.  Andrea Davison also sought protection there to save her life from the British.  What a world we live in!

So here we go. The rest is G5s but all bolding is mine:

Influence and Fear

The power and influence of the paedophile network in the UK is such that even Prime Ministers fear to expose it. The abused children were terrified by the power their abusers had over the police and the judiciary.

The risk of persecution and assas...

15:04

Indonesian court sentences Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for inciting terror attack "IndyWatch Feed National"

The slimy little firing squad target in this clip is Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman. The Reverend has just been sentenced to death for inciting others to commit terror acts. "The defendant has either met his followers face to face or distributed his write-ups widely on the internet, MP3 clips as...

15:00

A brief (fascist) history of I dont care "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article was sparked by the jacket that Melania Trump wore as she travelled to a detention camp for migrant children, but my intent isnt to argue that she or her staff chose that jacket in order to send a coded message to the presidents far-right followers. It is, rather, to highlight some of the historical echoes of that phrase I dont care.

15:00

Chia Is Easy to Grow "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Dr. Mercola

If you were alive in the 1970s and 80s, you undoubtedly remember the "chia pet" craze. Cultivating one of these characters was easily accomplished by applying moistened chia seeds to a grooved terra cotta figurine and watering them daily until they sprouted. Because chia seeds become gel-like when wet, they adhered to the pottery in such a way as to create tuffs of green sprouts that mimicked fur, hair and beards.

While the market for those terra cotta creations has waned, the interest in chia seeds and chia sprouts has experienced explosive growth. Part of the reason is chia's nutritional profile. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fats and other beneficial nutrients. If you've never considered growing chia, perhaps you may reconsider after learning more about this superb superfood.

What Is Chia?

Chia seeds are harvested from the plant Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant that is a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family. Chia is native to central and southern Mexico and parts of Central America. Due to its popularity, it is now grown commercially in several countries around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia and the U.S.1

Chia's tiny oval seeds boast a shiny, mottled seed coat that can be black, brown, gray or white. The plant itself is an annual herb characterized by dark-green leaves that are wrinkled and deeply lobed. When mature, numerous purple and white, somewhat self-pollinating flowers, emerge from a central spike.

The History of Chia

According to Britannica.com, chia was:2

  • Widely used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica for medicinal and religious purposes, as well as a major food source for indigenous peoples
  • Roasted in seed form and ground into flour by the Aztecs, who also ate chia seeds whole
  • Overtaken by barley and wheat when Spanish conquerors introduced those and other grains to the "new world"

Chia's production as a food crop dropped off until the late 20th century. Its use, some assert, was somewhat revived due to the popularity of the chia pet in the late 1970s and '80s. At that time, chia began to make a comeback as an alternative crop and health food. Today, chia is well-regarded for its nutritiona...

14:53

Mal 'Kela' Smith on the new Goroka Airport "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The legend Mal 'Kela' Smith, who has been flying in and out of Goroka since 1969, talks to me about what the new airport means to him.



He remembers his old mate, Dennis Buchanan of Talair fame, pioneer Sir Danny Leahy, and the old-timers who built Goroka.

14:46

NEW STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR COCO CREATIONS & FLORISTRY BOUTIQUE "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Stallholder Profile for Coco Creations & Floristry Boutique



Your name: Crystal Gladman

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Coco Creations & Floristy Boutique 
https://www.facebook.com/followyourdreamscoco/ 

The suburb/town you live in now: Mackay/ Eimeo

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I make unique custom dreamcatchers & flower crowns. I also hire dreamcatchers for weddings , birthdays etc. All products are handmade by me with love ..






What inspired you to start your business?: I have always been very creative and love creating beautiful things for people, my family also inspired me to do something I'm really passionate about:-) 
...

14:43

NEW LISMORE STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR BURNING WITH HAPPINESS "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Stallholder Profile for Burning with Happiness





Your name:  Lisa Benton

Your business name and facebook/website name and link:  Burning with Happiness.    
The suburb/town you live in now:  Ballina.
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:  ...

14:26

New Goroka Airport to boost agriculture and tourism, says MP "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Goroka MP Henry Ame says agriculture and tourism are set to boom in his town and Eastern Highlands following the opening of the new airport there.



The airport was opened on Tuesday, June 5, by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

14:00

MasterChef finalist homeless after hackers stole $250k on PEXA, Australias new online property transfer system "IndyWatch Feed National"

A former MasterChef contestant and her family are homeless after hackers stole $250,000 from the proceeds of their home sale while it was being settled on Australias new online property transfer system, owned by the big banks and state governments.

13:51

Part 49. Australias irrelevant Crimes against humanity. Who knew? The Kingsford Legal Centre knew. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Kingsford Legal Centre, part of the University of New South Wales, is the 2nd legal organization to be named in a series of WHO KNEW videos exposing legal groups, mass media entities, politicians and public servants who ought to know that Australias welfare policies and practices are recklessly dangerous, blatantly unconstitutional genocidal abuses of power.

This postings  shortlink: https://wp.me/p1n8TZ-1dF

In my last posting, Part 48 of the irrelevant holocaust series, I posted the text of an email to the Financial Service Royal Commission. This posting contains the text of an email sent earlier today to Anna Cody, the Director of the Kingsford Legal Centre.

The purpose of this posting, like every other posting in this series, is to enable welfare recipients to file criminal charges against those responsible for the worst cases of mass fraud and serial murder in the history of the Commonwealth of Australia.

METHOD IN THE MADNESS:  The fundamental duties of a solicitor, i.e. a lawyer, are set out in the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules.

Article 3 of those rules states:.

PARAMOUNT DUTY TO THE COURT AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

3.1

A solicitors duty to the court and the administration of justice is paramount and prevails to the extent of inconsistency with any other duty.

If a lawyer knows that people are being menaced, intimidated, exploited, defraUded, endangered or murdered, that lawyer MUST REPORT WHAT THEY KNOW; they cannot remain silent.

 -

THE KINGSFORD LEGAL CENTRE EMAIL

To:      Ms Anna Cody

Director

Kingsford Legal centre

Law Building,

University of New South Wales,

Kensington NSW 2052

Dear Ms. Cody,

 

Re: The role of the KLC in Australias worst cases of systemic fraud and serial murder.

A  month ago, Magistrate Robert Stone told the court he did not accept (Arch Bishop) Wilson could not recall a 1976 conversation with the victim.

Just 3 days ago, Crown prosecutor Gareth Harrison told the court Seeking a prison term for Arch Bishop Wilson, arguing it was the only way to send a strong message.

...

13:40

Senator Hinch "I shall introduce a bill to ban hunting of Dugong and Turtle." "IndyWatch Feed National"

That's the discoverer of the fountain of youth Derryn in the middle surrounded by tireless campaigners for Dugong and Turtle Colin Riddell and Bob Irwin. A couple of days ago Senator Hinch introduced a bill to ban live exports of animals. Colin saw his chance and quite pointedly asked the...

13:19

Salim Mehajer 11 months jail - "I just wanted to serve the community for love" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Looks like you'll get your chance to serve old mate! Maybe in the laundry or cleaning the dunnies. This report is from News Limited SALIM Mehajers stroke of good luck in avoiding lengthy jail sentences has run out after he was today sentenced to at least 11 months behind bars...

12:37

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed National"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 21:13 UTC on June 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36 km (22.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 21.8 km (13.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth...... Read more

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I really don't care "IndyWatch Feed National"

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11:39

The bureaucratic absurdities of teaching in New South Wales "IndyWatch Feed National"

Public schools rely on the unpaid overtime labour and emotional blackmail of teachers. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive challenged why we are expected to complete an arbitrary task in our own time only to be told we dont get into teaching for the money and we go that step further because its what is best for the children.

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11:26

Voters understand better than commentators the trickery of state budgets "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Thats the title of my latest piece in the Guardian.
Opening paras

Privatisation has been the last fiscal resort of desperate governments for decades. By now, just about everyone in the community understands that the supposed windfall achieved by selling income generating assets is spurious. Voters have routinely tossed out governments that have advocated or implemented privatisation, sometimes by stunning margins.

The only people who havent got the memo are the politicians who make budget policy and the journalists who write about it. The politicians reluctance to abandon privatisation is understandable if discreditable: when electors throw them out, they are virtually guaranteed a lucrative post-political career in the financial sector.

The failure of political journalists to understand what they write and talk about for a living is more surprising. Yet the coverage of the Queensland and NSW elections suggests that there has been no improvement in understanding of the basic issues.

11:19

China extends gas interests in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Once again Papua New Guineas rights and resources traded internationally with no government oversight or landowner consent 

Repsol sells permits in Papua New Guinea

Rick Wilkinson | Oil and Gas Journal | 21 June 2018

Spanish firm Repsol SA will sell its exploration and development permits in Papua New Guinea to Chinese company Balang International. Repsol has not disclosed the transaction amount.

The nine permitsfour exploration and five developmenthave been in Repsols portfolio since 2015.

They include 25% of offshore retention license PRL 38, which contains the Pandora gas fields in the Gulf of Papua, along with 35.1% in the Elevala-Ketu gas-condensate fields in retention license PRL 21, and the Stanley gas fields in nearby development license PDL 10.

Repsol acquired the assets as part of the package when it bought Talisman Energy Inc. for $13 billion in late 2014.

Repsol said the business in Papua New Guinea will continue to be operated by Repsol until the transaction is completed during this years fourth quarter.

Balang is part of the China Changcheng Natural Gas Power Group, which has investm...

10:19

AATIP and Project Prato "IndyWatch Feed National"


Dr Hal Puthoff's recent speech

One aspect of Dr Hal Puthoff's recent speech at the Las Vegas, Society for Scientific Exploration conference, was his reference to the AATIP work concerning the 1977 Brazilian Air Force's major study - Project Prato. In part, Dr Puthoff, stated:

"We as part of this program looked at some cases that were really good from Brazil. In 1977, 78, it was like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A thousand pages of documents all done by the Brazilian Air Force investigation team, 500 photographs, 15 hours of motion film, a lot of medical injuries. This is a list of the different kinds of medical injuries that occurred when people encountered these craft at close range, and it has some overlap with cases that we've investigated during the program, of injuries occurring."

How does the topic of "medical injuries" relate to the AATIP? The DIA's solicitation for firms to submit a tender for the AAWSA program, in August 2008, HHM402-08-R-0211, has, at attachment one, paragraph 3a) the words "the contractor shall complete Advanced Aerospace Weapon System technical studies in the following areas ...9. human interface, 10 human effects."

January 2018

Earlier, on 28 January 2018, during an interview with George Knapp, Puthoff referred to a Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) archive of data - such as the 1977 Brazilian Air Force study with 1000 pages of documents; 15 hours of movie film; 500 photographs amd then states that the data base was BAASS proprietary.

 I wanted to find out more about what happened to the Project Prato data. The Internet contains much information about the project itself, but almost nothing about the disposition of material beyond Brazil itself.  However, I did find a mention in one of Jacque Vallee's works.

Vallee's Brazilian research trip

In July 1988 Jacques and Janine Vallee visited Brazil on a research trip. (Forbidden Science Vol. 3.)There I found much about what the Vallees knew, about Project Prato.

The Vallee's met with a Colonel Hollanda of the First Air Force region, which covered most of the Amazon. Jacques Vallee writes: "He led the team sent to the islands at the mouth of the Amazon during project Prato to observe and photograph the objects that flew over the area for three months from July to September 1977. " (p.336.)

The Vallee's were shown a file by Hollanda which "...held the military photographs, detailed aerial maps, trajectory analysis by the staff of Project Prato. Every page was stamped "confidential" on top and bottom." Vallee was told that the originals of some of the photographs had been sent to the Brazilian capital city of Brasil...

10:10

MACKAY Police find stolen cars and rifle in Habana "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY June 21, 2018 at 08:07PM ,

Police find stolen cars and rifle in Habana

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08:34

Video: Young unionists help Newcastle homeless "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Unions are mostly known for their involvement in in matters concerning wages and wqorking conditions. While these are their bread and butter, unions and their members are often concerned with matters out there in the wider community. Here is an example where young members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), are active in helping homeless people sleeping out in the streets. They are supporting Night Angles, to provide clothes, backpacks and other items to help make a rough life a little more comfortable.

Video from Maritime Union of Australia Newcastle Branch

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MUA Newcastle Branch Youth

MUA Newcastle Branch Youth members make a donation to the Newcastle Night Angels

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08:25

New Wafi Golpu association is registered "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

On June 20, the Post Courier reported landowners from the Wafi-Golpu area in Morobe Province were up in arms over a new association claiming to represent their interests.

Harmony Gold and Newcrest Mining are hoping to build a gold and copper mine in the area.

The leaders from three existing associations representing Hengambu, Yanta and Babuaf said the Wafi Golpu Area Landowners Association and its business arm, Wafi Golpu Holdings Limited had been formed by people from outside the area.

Contrary to what was reported in the Post Courier, the new association and business group are both registered with the Investment Promotion Authority.

The Wafi Golpu Area Landowners Association was registered on 8 November 2017 by Judah Jimmy. The objectives of the association are:

  1. To engage and encourage members in the community to participate in the associations projects to protect their environment from destruction as well as to reduce the impact of environmental destruction caused by mining exploration and development
  2. To reduce unemployment in the mining communities by increasing the employment of youths and other members of the member communities....

08:23

UN returns to Mendi, resumes humanitarian operation "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Port Moresby, June 21, 2018  United Nations (UN) staff returned to Mendi in Southern Highlands province to resume humanitarian relief activities which have been ongoing since Februarys M7.5 earthquake which took place in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

The staff were warmly greeted with chants of welkam back by communities including children, religious and local leaders. The UN relocated its personnel from Mendi following the outbreak of violence there on 14 June.



We stopped at Ilo Elementary School, Yebi Primary School and Kalape Elementary School in Imbonggu District to see the progress on latrine and water storage installations, . . . .the three schools organised a celebration, welcoming (back) UN. 

"Chants, songs, posters big and small, speeches, all thanking and welcoming UN. 
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08:00

June 22 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1788 - "Slight shock of earthquake in the newly formed settlement of Sydney Cove. It did not last more than two or three seconds. It was felt by most people in camp, and by the Governor himself, who heard at the same time a noise to the south, and which he took at first to be the report of guns fired at a great distance.  The earth teemed with sulphurous odour for some time after."


1829 - John Slack (alias York) was hanged at Sydney for putting in fear and burglary at the house of Timothy Beard at Cabramatta.

1838 - Col William Light spat the dummy and resigned as Surveyor-General of South Australia, after being refused additional staff and being ordered to use an inexact method of survey.

1842 - The Imperial Waste Lands Act increased the minimum price of land in all the Australian colonies to 1 acre - half the proceeds to be used to encourage migration. Wakefield, Torrens & Hutt's plan from the SA Foundation Act of 1834, is to be half adopted in the other colonies i.e. NSW WA & Tas.

1846 - The Eastern Market was opened in Melbourne right alongside the Female Peniteniary ; the Eastern Market site later hosted The Southern Cross Hotel where the Fab Four stayed during the Melbourne leg of their Oz tour but, sadly for them, there were no longer any caged females screaming next door....

1854 - The news finally reached Oz about the outbreak titled the Crimean War, which gave rise to fears of attack on Oz by the Russian Navy....which in turn led to the night When The Russians Didn't Invade Victoria.

1854 - Sir Charles Hotham plonked himself into the post of Governor of Victoria.
And then the rot set it.

1863 - Roll up, Roll up! The City of Churches aka Adelaide was sparkling like a hazy diamond in the night when the city was illuminated by gas.

1884 - A simple lesson for men to change their socks more often!!! Henrietta Dugdale and Annette Bean had been darning too many socks for the menfolk - their heads had obviously been turned (as had possibly their stomachs) by the odourous smell assaulting their senses so they formed the Women's Suffrage Society in Melbourne on this day.

1889 - Sydney's tallest building, the head office of the Mutual Life Association of Australasia, opened. It stood more than 34 metres above street level.

1892 - During a day of wild weather all over the state of Victoria that caused much damage, a cyclone hit Ballarat resulting in extensive damage to buildings, numerous people were injured and 2 lives were lost.

1892 - Newspapers reported that the unemployment situation was so bad, some families were selling their own clothes to buy food.

1899 - Essendon...

07:39

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

News of BitHumb hack continues to dominate the crypto market. While the consequent hasn"t been that adverse, there are differing opinions on the matter. Charlie Lee of Litecoin on an interview thinks that there shouldn"t be a correlation between any []

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

07:20

Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook "IndyWatch Feed National"

Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook

According to reports a Chinese economics textbook thats used in some of Chinas leading universities states that the notorious Dr. Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. The university textbook authored by Frederic Mishkin calls Wright an Australian geek who invented the cryptocurrency bitcoin almost ten years ago.

Also Read: I Am the Real Satoshi Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark

Dr. Craig Wright is Referenced as Satoshi Nakamoto in a Chinese University Textbook

Dr. Craig Wright is an interesting man, and he is well known for publicly identifying himself as the creator of Bitcoin not long ago. Multiple news publications and key members of the Bitcoin community such as Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis say that Wright has signed messages using Satoshi Nakamotos keys. Although during that time, and even now, that topic has been a contentious issue amongst the cryptocurrency community, and since then Wright has stopped discussing the claim.

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07:01

Indonesia: New Counterterrorism Law Imperils Rights "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/20/indonesia-new-counterterrorism-law-imperils-rights

Indonesia: New Counterterrorism Law Imperils Rights

Revise Act to Uphold Protections While Meeting Security Concerns

June 20, 2018 7:45PM EDT

(New York) The Indonesian government should seek to amend provisions in the newly enacted counterterrorism law (CT Law) that threaten human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent on June 11, 2018, to President Joko Jokowi Widodo and other officials.

After suicide bombings by attackers aligned with the Islamic State in the city of Surabaya in May, Indonesias parliament on May 25 approved long-pending revisions to the CT Law. While the new law contains some improvements, it risks undermining human rights and could weaken efforts to counter extremist threats.

The Indonesian governments counterterrorism measures should not come at the expense of fundamental rights, said Brad Adams, Asia director. The new counterterrorism law has provisions that will facilitate rights violations by authorities and ultimately undermine public safety.

The new law relies on an overbroad and ambiguous definition of terrorism. The definition could be used to target peaceful political activities of indigenous groups, environmental advocates, and religious or political organizations.

The CT Law also allows for prolonged pre-charge and pre-trial detention that increases the likelihood of torture and other ill-treatment in custody. It extends the period that police can detain terrorism suspects without charge from three days in the 2003 law to a maximum of 21 days. And it permits prosecutors to unilaterally extend pre-trial detention for terrorism suspects from 180 days to 240 days.

The new law has provisions that will facilitate rights violations and ultimately undermine public safety.

Brad Adams

Asia Director

The law empowers authorities to open, examine, and confiscate mail and packages by post or other means of delivery and intercept any conversation by telephone or other means of communication suspected of being used for planning or committing terrorist acts. These provi...

06:32

The Australian guilty of contempt over construction union leader "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Adam Carlton

Murdoch flagship the Australian has been waging a long running campaign against the construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU), and especially its Victorian leader John Setka.

The years of character assassination have been to try and destroy a union, which is seen as the leading edge of the movement, and in the way of the Murdoch empires dream of the de-unionisation of Australia.

Murdochs vendetta against the union and its leaders is part of a much wider agenda, to impose on   a particularly vicious brand of politics on Australia, based on race hate, the denial of basic rights and concentration of power. With its collection of like minded writers, the media empire has been molded as the propaganda arm of this political ambition. Given the resources at its disposal, this is a dangerous organisation.

A month ago, the newspaper took the vendetta a step further, by publishing stories about Setkas prior convictions, and used the by lines, the only thing bigger than his biceps is his police rap sheet, and that he had been convicted or fined over 40 of those convictions, including for theft, assault by kicking, criminal damage and assaulting police.

They are grossly misleading claims, which do not mention their connection with an ongoing political battle with Murdoch and the government, widely regarded to be political in nature, rather than about criminal behaviour. The Australian has never been reputed to be hugely accurate with its news.

Another article referred to claims by the prominent Turnbull minister Michaela Cash, about Setka not being fit to exert political influence, because of his excessive criminal history. It did not mention that the government is partisan, and has shown its desire to remove the union leader from office.

Warnings from the Office of Public Prosecutions over publishing material in these stories had been ignored.

In a pivotal case, Setka and the unions president Shaun Reardon had been charged in December 2015, with blackmail over alleged threats made to executives of concrete company Boral two years earlier. The case collapsed in May this year.

Following this, the Director of Public Prosecutions launched proceedings against the Australians owners and Nick Cater, who is a former editor of the weekend edition of the newspaper and executive director of the Liberal Party associated Menzies Research Centre.

Cater was accused of having a tendency to prejudice or interfere with the due administration of justice in the prosecution of John Setka.  In a story, published just a month before the collapse of the Setka Reardon trial, Cator wrote a story with the heading Shortens just a puppet wholl do what he is told, in which he claimed...

05:30

Fortnightly links: Who Was in Command, Afghanistans deepening migration crisis, 2018 Lowy Institute Poll, and more "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Two out of three women in PNG experience abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, but volunteers are now offering safe havens across Port Moresby.

A new Australian SDGs website was launched in Sydney last week, and is a centralised platform where case studies and examples of action being taken can be shared openly.

Two Fishes is a new podcast out of Fiji exploring the ideas and stories that make our minds tick.

The 2018 Lowy Institute Poll shows that on average, Australians think 14% of the federal budget is spent on aid and that this should be reduced to 10%, where in reality aid spending is approximately 0.8%. It also has some interesting findings on how Australians feel about Papua New Guinea.

Who Was in Command is a new website containing data on the names, ranks and command responsibilities of security forces in Nigeria, Egypt and Mexico. IRIN reports on how being able to track personnel helps combat rights abuse.

This podcast by four LSE grad students discusses various aspects of global development, from an interesting variety of perspectives.

In Afghanistans deepening migration crisis, the government is trying to help returnees, but the absence of long-term reintegration plans may make the situation even more volatile.

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05:00

The envy that seeks to destroy the progress of women in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MWTEBETTY GABRIEL WAKIA

PORT MORESBY - It was such a privilege to sit alongside a group of distinguished Papua New Guineans as we collectively recognised the nomination of the first book authored by PNG women as our countrys nomination for the annual UNESCO Girls and Womens Education (GWE) Prize.

In addition to counterparts and supporters of My Walk to Equality and PNG Attitude, we were joined by Ponabe Yuwa, the Education Departments UNESCO representative and Ambassador Joshua Kalinoe.

The GWE Prize was established by the UNESCO, supported by the Chinese government, in 2016 to reward outstanding efforts by individuals, institutions and other entities engaged in activities to promote girls and womens education.

The prize contributes to two of the United Nations development goals: inclusiveness and equality in education and the achievement of gender equality and empowerment for women and girls.

The successful projects in 2016, the first year, were from Indonesia and Zimbabwe and last year from Thailand and Peru. This years prize will be awarded in October at UNESCOs headquarters in Paris, France.

The My Walk to Equality project team is delighted to be PNGs candidate this prestigious international award.

MWTE is an outstanding voluntary literary project of global quality which consists of contributions from 45 women writers from PNG who originally came together to write a book, published in March last year, and since have undertaken other related projects.

The primary objective of the MWTE project is to encourage girls and women to engage in writing and publishing as a mechanism for social activism in PNG. The project captures the daily challenges and positive contributions made by PNG women to improve the livelihoods of individuals, the community and the nation as a whole.

It promotes the idea that women and girls are not to be left behind but actively included in nation building through achieving the difficult task of gender equality and participation in all aspects of society by women and girls.

Since the publication of MWTE, we have received a number of criticisms from some people seemingly because of the donors and assistance we received in publishing this great book which represented a rare window into the lives of PNG women and the challenges we face and the achie...

04:18

Is a War With China on the Horizon? "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Michael T. Klare and cross-posted from truthdig

On May 30th, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From now on, he decreed, the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which oversees all U.S. military forces in Asia, will be called the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). The name change, Mattis explained, reflects the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as Washingtons determination to remain the dominant power in both.

What? You didnt hear about this anywhere? And even now, youre not exactly blown away, right? Well, such a name change may not sound like much, but someday you may look back and realize that it couldnt have been more consequential or ominous.  Think of it as a signal that the U.S. military is already setting the stage for an eventual confrontation with China.

If, until now, you hadnt read about Mattiss decision anywhere, Im not surprised since the media gave it virtually no attention less certainly than would have been accorded the least significant tweet Donald Trump ever dispatched.  What coverage it did receive treated the name change as no more than a passing symbolic gesture, a Pentagon ploy to encourage India to join Japan, Australia, and other U.S. allies in Americas Pacific alliance system. In Symbolic Nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command Changes Name was the headline of a Reuters story on the subject and, to the extent that any attention was paid, it was typical.

That the medias military analysts failed to notice anything more than symbolism in the deep-sixing of PACOM shouldnt be surprising, given all the attention being paid to other major international developments the pyrotechnics of the Korean summit in Singapore, the insults traded at and after the G7 meeting in Canada, or the ominous gathering storm over Iran.  Add to this the poor grasp so many journalists have of the nature of the U.S. militarys strategic thinking.  Still, Mattis himself has not been shy about the geopolitical significance of linking the Indian and Pacific Oceans in such planning.  In fact, it represents a fundamental shift in U.S. military thinking with potentially far-reaching consequences

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04:00

Visit to China sparks Australian anxiety, Chinese nonchalance "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

O'Neill & Xi
Peter O'Neill and Xi Jinping

LIU XIN | Global Times

BEIJING As Peter O'Neill visits China, local analysts say well-developed China-Papua New Guinea relations fit the interests of both countries and Australian media should not hype China's threat in the south Pacific region.

During the visit, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with prime minister O'Neill.

"Papua New Guinea, the second Pacific Island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean which stretches across Oceania and Asia, has paid attention to developing ties with Asian countries for ages, said Professor Han Feng, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

It is natural for PNG to strengthen ties with China, considering China's increasing influence," Han said, noting that PNG is also important to promote the Belt and Road initiative.

He said some Australian experts and media are prejudiced against the Belt and Road initiative and negatively hype China's presence in the area.

But China is promoting the initiative and launching cooperation with these countries under the principle of equality, coordination and transparency.

"China and PNG have strengthened cooperation on infrastructure construction, processing trade and maritime projects recently under the Belt and Road initiative, said Yu Lei, from the Australian Studies Centre at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

The two sides also share common interests in some key issues, including climate change.

"Some countries, especially the US and Australia, are oversensitive and worried about China's increasing presence in the southern Pacific Ocean region since Chinese enterprises have curtailed their dominance in local markets, Yu said.

They can no longer pressure some countries by loan agreements as many turn to China for help," he said, adding that China's financial assistance is without subsidiary conditions.

O'Neill's China trip also comes as Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop said Australia was concerned about Chinese influence in the...

03:59

Daytime meteor fireball jets across Toowoomba, Queensland sky "IndyWatch Feed National"

An unexplained bright light was seen travelling across the sky above Toowoomba earlier this morning. There may be an innocent explanation for it but it brings forward the age old question - are we alone in the universe? It is something that divides people all across the world and when unexplained flashes of light or objects are snapped in the sky, the question is again brought to the forefront of people's minds. Most of the time they can be explained, but sometimes they can't. This morning Nathan Murphy shared a photo he snapped of the puzzling light moving across the sky at 6.30am.

03:47

Twitter deactivated President Trump's service - it can ban the prisoner Craig Minogue "IndyWatch Feed National"

@TwitterAU Please remove the prisoner and convicted multiple murderer Craig Minogue's Twitter feed, it's highly offensive to his victims. https://t.co/Sw0ZxLdrAc Michael Smith News (@mpsmithnews) June 21, 2018 Tommy Robinson, Milo Yiannopoulos and for a short time President Donald Trump have all been banned from Twitter - Tommy and Milo...

03:04

New Goroka Airport a boost to tourism: Tourism Promotion Authority "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The new Goroka Airport will bring in an increased number of tourists to Goroka and Eastern Highlands, says Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer and National Airports Corporation deputy-chairman Jerry Agus.
He said this when commenting on the opening of the K110 million Goroka Airport upgrade project on Tuesday June 5 by Prime Minister Peter ONeill (click to watch full interview).

Agus said apart from the terminal, there were other things that made tourism click, if it was to grow in Eastern Highlands.

03:00

Retelling old stories tales that keep alive great traditions "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

ViviwavaPHIL FITZPATRICK

Viviwava: Tales from the Islands by Jordan Dean (illustrations by Tamara Jenkinson), JDT Publications, Port Moresby, 2018. ISBN: 9789980901705, PGK20, US$5, available from Amazon

TUMBY BAY - For people attuned to western traditions of storytelling the legends and folktales of pre-literate societies can often seem confusing.

Quite often these old stories mix reality and the supernatural in unfamiliar ways and make the underlying narratives elusive for western readers.

Re-interpreting these stories for popular consumption without losing their essential meaning and flavour requires great care and skill.

It is not just a case of translating the original language but also fitting the stories into a modern reading context so that people schooled in that style can understand and relate to them.

Literal translations, such as those undertaken by anthropologists, often fail to spark the interests of modern readers.

To prepare a legend or folktale for a modern audience requires someone talented in story telling in their own right.

In short, it requires someone who can grasp the original intent of the story and render it faithfully in written form.

This may sound simple enough but there are many traps. These can range from the temptation to unnecessarily embellish the original story to overreaching so that the story does not accurately reflect the original version.

One of the ways many writers fall into this trap is to introduce inappropriate terminologies from the western tradition.

In the case of traditional legends and folktales you often come across terminologies more appropriate to western fairy tales; chiefs become kings and children become princes and princesses for instance. This sort of thing can have a terrible jarring effect and ruin a good traditional story.

Another example is beginning a story with the age-old fairy tale beginning once upon a time. This really detracts from the essential nature of the traditional story.

A reading of the childrens stories submitted to the Crocodile Prize over the years illustrates this unfortunate proclivity of many Papua New Guinean writers.

Jordan has managed to avoid most of these pitfalls, although there is a king and princesses i...

00:54

Market Talk- June 21, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Another poor day for the major Chinese markets, yet a continued recovery for Japan. Again, we see Shanghai and the Hang Seng under perform the periphery, as concerns surrounding the US/China trade talks play on investor minds. Both core China markets closed down 1.3% and are lower in late US trading following the continued weak sentiment. It was currency that helped Japan (+0.6%) and Australia (+1%) as both these closed higher on the day. Unfortunately, currencies lost similar amounts but it looks good as a headline outlier. Not a great day in India as both the stock market and currency declined. The SENSEX opened well, but after playing both sides on unchanged, eventually closed at the days low. The INR again traded heavy as it approaches the mid 68 range. We are against important numbers here so could well be time for a correct into next week. This may help for the short-term but the trend is firmly in place.

The price action in Europe was similar to the Asian play. Having opened in positive territory it was not long before sellers appeared. It looked as though the BOE meeting and headline concerns surrounding OPEC were the catalyst. The BOE announced an unchanged Base but the vote split surprised the market. Expecting a 7-2 and seeing a 6-3 was a shock. The change came from Andy Haldane (Chief Economist) who joined Ian McCaffrey and Michael Saunders in voting for an increase. The market took this to expect August to be a done deal and so GBP rallied +0.5% while the FTSE deduced that being negative and declined near 1%. Core Europe saw the DAX decline 1.5% as autos led the way lower with the CAC falling 1% as energy fell. Fears of Euro scepticism is again hindering the FTSE MIB as well as the Italian government bond market. The index lost over 2% today with 10yr BTPs out 18bp.

A down day across the board and never really looking like it had a chance to turn. DOW Industrials still leading the way, with large autos start to lower numbers. We are seeing the eighth straight decline for the DOW and the US Dollar turned today also. Small caps had been the best performing sector but today has taken a bit of a hit. The broader S+P was the index that has been holding its ground best, but with all other indices off...

00:26

Dinosaur tongues, new research "IndyWatch Feed National"

This 2017 video is called How to Sculpt a Dinosaur Part 2 Eyes, Teeth, Tongue & Skin Texture PREVIEW.

From the University of Texas at Austin in the USA:

T. Rex couldnt stick out its tongue

June 20, 2018

Dinosaurs are often depicted as fierce creatures, baring their teeth, with tongues wildly stretching from their mouths like giant, deranged lizards. But new research reveals a major problem with this classic image: Dinosaurs couldnt stick out their tongues like lizards. Instead, their tongues were probably rooted to the bottoms of their mouths in a manner akin to alligators.

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the Chinese Academy of Sciences made the discovery by comparing the hyoid bones the bones that support and ground the tongue of modern birds and crocodiles with those of their extinct dinosaur relatives. In addition to challenging depictions of dino tongues, the research proposes a connection on the origin of flight and an increase in tongue diversity and mobility.

The research was published June 20 in the journal PLOS ONE.

Tongues are often overlooked. But, they offer key insights into the lifestyles of extinct animals, said lead author Zhiheng Li, an associate professor at the Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.He conducted the work while earning his Ph.D. at the UT Jackson School of Geosciences.

The researchers made their discovery by comparing the hyoid bones of...

00:03

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Golden Rice But Is It Safe? "IndyWatch Feed National"

June 22nd, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making the U.S. the fourth country to give the GE food the green light, after Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Golden Rice is genetically engineered to contain extra []

Thursday, 21 June

23:22

Nadzab Airport redevelopment to begin in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Work on the much-mooted Nadzab Airport development in Morobe will begin in 2019 and be completed by 2022, says National Airports Corporation chief executive officer Richard Yopo.

Funding agreements between Japan and Papua New Guinea were signed in 2015 but work has not yet begun on this project, which is planned to be developed as an alternative international airport to Jackson in Port Moresby at a cost of K692 million.

Work was to have begun in 2017 and finished in 2020, but nothing has happened as yet.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and PNG Ambassador to Japan Gabriel Dusava in 2015 signed agreements for a K578 million loan to PNG for the Nadzab upgrade.

The balance of K114 million will come from the PNG Government. 

22:36

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

210618MOMIS ON CHOOSING FUTURE LEADERS
New Dawn FM News

The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS says Bougainville must be selective when choosing leaders to serve them.
He said leader must not serve themselves and their friends and families and completely forget the rest of the population.
President MOMIS made these remarks live on New Dawn FM this afternoon when sending condolences to the families and relatives of the two leaders, the late LEO HANNET and the late MICHAEL LAIMO who passed on this week.
He said the work of leaders is not to go look for job get money to serve themselves.
It is important at this testing time as we approach the referendum for Bougainville for the people to decide the future status of Bougainville to be strong and avoid activities that can derail the peace process when we are just about to complete the journey that we all have suffered and died to achieve.

Ends

22:35

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

210618ANOTHER BOUGAINVILLE LEADER ORBITS
New Dawn FM News

Reports from Buin is that the former National Member for South Bougainville and Minister for Education, MICHAEL LAIMO passed on at his village today.
The ABG President, Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS when confirming the report said he would be sending his condolence to the family and relatives of the late MICHAEL LAIMO .
He said that he was sad another leader has passed on in a short space of time.
Last week the former Premier for Bougainville, the late LEO HANNET Passed away at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Ends

22:34

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

210618HUTJENA SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS SENT HOME DUE TO WATER PROBLEM

New Dawn FM News
The secretary for the Bougainville Education Department, DR JUSTIN KEHATSIN says that the students of Hutjena Secondary School were recently sent home because the School had serious water and sanitation problem.
He told New Dawn FM today that this was caused by the continuous power black outs and also their pump had developed mechanical problems.
DR. KEHATSIN said the School will resume classes once these problems have been fixed.
He also called on the parents of students to control them when they are at home and prepare them to return when the school has fixed the problem.

Ends

22:33

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

210618KIETA LEADERS WANT BODY OF LATE HANNET IN ARAWA
New Dawn FM News
Kieta leaders today called for the body of the late LEO HANNET to be taken to Buin and Arawa before going to Buka and Nissan for his final resting place.
The former chairman of the Central Bougainville Council of Elders, JOHN DONA called New Dawn FM from Arawa that the late LEO HANNET is the last of our former leaders and must be respected by the people of Bougainville.
MR. DONA said that the people of Central Bougainville want to pay their last respect for their hero and want his body to be taken to Arawa.
He also sent his condolences to the family and relatives of the Late LEO HANNET and thanked him for fighting for Bougainville over the years.
Meanwhile, the body of the Late LEO HANNET will be brought to Buka next week for a funeral service to be done at Hahela Parish before he is taken home in Nissan to his final resting place.

Ends

22:32

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

210618MOMIS ON LEADERS PASSING
New Dawn FM News

ABG President Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS today sent his condolence to the family and relatives of the late MICHAEL LAIMO who passed on at his home in Buin today.
Speaking on New Dawn FM this afternoon, President MOMIS praised the effort of the two leaders the late LEO HANNET who passed away last Friday in Port Moresby and the late MICHAEL LAIMO who passed away today, President Momis said that the two leaders served under the North Solomons Provincial Government and late as members of the National Parliament.
The late LEO HANNET also became a member of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.
MR. MOMIS said that the two leaders set examples as leaders and as men of principle who served the people of Bougainville with honesty and integrity.
The President said that two leaders who were committed members to make laws and policies to help the people of Bougainville and not just their few friends and families.
He said that the leaders demonstrated their capabilities and commitment during their term in parliament and not just went there for money to help themselves.
The ABG President said that today is a sad day for Bougainville as the people mourn these two leaders of Bougainville.
President also send his condolences to the families and relatives of the two leaders the late LEO HANNET and the late MICHAEL LAIMO may their souls rest in eternal peace.

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21:40

PNGs APEC Venue on Track for Early Completion "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


PNGs Star Mountain Plaza, which will host leaders from around the world at the APEC forum, is expected to open ahead of its planned schedule according to developers.

The landmark Star Mountain Plaza conference, accommodation and retail development is a multi-use facility, designed to help PNG attract more overseas visitors in future generations.

Mineral Resource Development Companies (MRDC) managing director Augustine Mano says construction on the venue is now expected to be completed in September - two months prior to the start of APEC.

Mr Mano says the project is on schedule due to the efforts of more than 800 team members who have worked in shifts 24 hours a day to ensure its early completion.

This workforce is expected to increase by a further 200 over the next six weeks as the interior fit out progresses.

It has been truly humbling to see the passion and national pride that our local workforce has brought to this project. Their dedication has helped us bring to a life a project which will showcase the best of PNG to the worlds leaders later this year, he says

Mr Mano made the comments during an onsite event with local press and stakeholders who also had the opportunity to tour the venue and hear about the handover of the first phase of construction - the hotel and convention centre.

Our project will be delivered in multiple phases enabling Hilton to gradually assume control, It is with great pleasure that we can officially handover the the first area of the new five star hotel and Kutubu convention centre to Hilton.

Over the coming weeks, more areas of the development will be handed over in the lead up to the final construction completion date on 13 September 2018, he says.

Mr Mano says in addition to the conference venue the introduction of the Hilton Hotel brand to the PNG market marks a coming of age for the nation.

The opening of the 212 room Hilton Port Moresby will have wide ranging and long term benefits for the country.

The first guests will be welcomed at the hotel soon after the construction is completed, he says.

Data from independent reports project the Star Mountain Plaza development to bring in more than $235 million Kina in tourism revenue and other economic benefits over a 20 year horizon.

We are creating a legacy asset for futu...

20:24

Ex Hamel 2018 - RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan Transport Aircraft A34-005 "Wallaby 05" Returns to Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

During the afternoon on Tuesday 19 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft A34-005 was noted flying into Rockhampton Airport from RAAF Base Amberley as "Wallaby 05".

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It is interesting to note that earlier in the day, A34-005 "Wallaby 05" was joined by fellow RAAF C-27J A34-009 as "Wallaby 09", along with Sytraders Pty Ltd Casa 212-400 turboprop VH-VHB as "Snowbird 4", which was completing parachute work for the Australian Army, operating low level down South-West of Warwick.

As we reported below, on Monday 18 June, a trio of Air Affairs Australia Learjets touched down at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport from their Nowra base in New South Wales.  On Tuesday 19 June, they all took to the air and completed airwork in Shoalwater Bay before eventually returning to Hervey Bay.

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20:19

Decade old story wins GTBanks dusty manuscript contest "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winning manuscript, titled Devils Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena andThe Other Side of Truth by []

The post Decade old story wins GTBanks dusty manuscript contest appeared first on Newtelegraph.

20:15

Amsterdams Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Cryptos "IndyWatch Feed National"

Schiphol the international airfield Serving the Netherlands capital city, Amsterdam is starting an Automated teller machine which will allow travellers to exchange their euros for bitcoin or ethereum. The airport explained in a statement on Wednesday that the car has been an option to convert their remaining euros into the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country based an option to convert their remaining euros into the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country itll offer travellers ability to convert their remaining euros to the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country. The new Automated teller machine service facilitated by a partnership with a Dutch software company ByeleX we hope to offer a helpful service to passengers by onset we hope to offer a helpful service to passengers by find out if theres sufficient demand from travellers, the release indicates.

Tanja Dik, director of Consumer Products & Services at Schiphol, commented: . With the bitcoin Automated teller machine, them to readily exchanges local euro for the global cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ethereum permitting potential to spend euros in their home country. That may be beneficial if, for example, it isnt possible to spend euros in their house country. The effort comes as other international airfields are starting to embrace the idea of cryptocurrency as a potentially useful added service for their clients. Earlier this year, Australias Brisbane airport also announced a plan to roll out a crypto payment choice for consumers shopping at retail outlets across the terminal. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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20:05

Is a War With China on the Horizon? "IndyWatch Feed National"

On May 30th, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From now on, he decreed, the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which oversees all U.S. military forces in Asia, will be called the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). The name change, Mattis explained, reflects the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as Washingtons determination to remain the dominant power in both.

What? You didnt hear about this anywhere? And even now, youre not exactly blown away, right? Well, such a name change may not sound like much, but someday you may look back and realize that it couldnt have been more consequential or ominous.  Think of it as a signal that the U.S. military is already setting the stage for an eventual confrontation with China.

If, until now, you hadnt read about Mattiss decision anywhere, Im not surprised since the media gave it virtually no attention less certainly than would have been accorded the least significant tweet Donald Trump ever dispatched.  What coverage it did receive treated the name change as no more than a passing symbolic gesture, a Pentagon ploy to encourage India to join Japan, Australia, and other U.S. allies in Americas Pacific alliance system. In Symbolic Nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command Changes Name was the headline of a Reuters story on the subject and, to the extent that any attention was paid, it was typical.

That the medias military analysts failed to notice anything more than symbolism in the deep-sixing of PACOM shouldnt be surprising, given all the attention being paid to other major international developments the pyrotechnics of the Korean summit in Singapore, the insults traded at and after the G7 meeting in Canada, or the ominous gathering storm over Iran.  Add to this the poor grasp so many journalists have of the nature of the U.S. militarys strategic thinking.  Still, Mattis himself has not been shy about the geopolitical significance of linking the Indian and Pacific Oceans in such planning.  In fact, it represents a fundamental shift in U.S. military thinking with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Consider the backdrop to the name change: in recent months, the U.S. has stepped up its naval patrols in waters adjacent to Chinese-occupied islands in the South China Sea (as has China), raising the prospect of future clashes between the warships of the two countries. Such moves have been accompanied by ever more threatening language from t...

19:58

Ex Hamel 2018 - RAAF Search and Rescue Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-SYJ "Choppa 32" Lands at Rockhampton Base Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Tuesday 19 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters Australia / Lloyd Helicopters) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-SYJ "Choppa 32" was spotted landing on the Rockhampton Base Hospital heli-pad.


It appeared to come into Rocky from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) where it is presently based in support of the joint Military Exercise Hamel 2018.

It also comes a day after Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-020 completed a medical evacuation drill by also landing on the Rockhampton Hospital heli-pad on Monday 18 June.

https://www.facebook.com/AusArmyForcesCommand/

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 19 June, there were a couple of other helicopter visitors into Rockhampton Airport in support of Ex Hamel 2018.

An unidentified Australian Army MRH-90 helicopter popped in briefly during the morning as "Hustler 11", while during the afternoon, another called in as "Warhorse 31".  Later still, another MRH-90 believed to be A40-041 also visited Rockhampton Airport but as "Kraken 11".

Photo taken by Gordon Clark 

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Ex Hamel 2018 - Photos of Australian Army MRH-90 and ARH Tigers "Warhorse-Angry Combined" at Rockhampton Airport Late Monday "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

As we posted below, during the latter part of the afternoon on Monday 18 June, some nice helicopters of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) popped into Rockhampton Airport in association with Exercise Hamel which is currently underway in the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).


Local plane spotter 'IAD' was on hand to capture some great photos as a flight of one Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter - A40-034 - was accompanied by a pair of Australian Army Eurocopter (ARH) Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters - A38-007 and A38-020. 




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19:10

PERTH Arrest of Uber driver for sexual assault, WA "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Sex Assault Squad detectives have charged a 31 year old man as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred on Monday, 8 January

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PERTH WA Uber driver charged over sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed National"

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An Uber driver has been charged with the sexual assault of a female passenger in Perth. Police say a woman in her 20s was indecently assaulted in

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PERTH Uber driver charged with sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed National"

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two counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual penetration without consent. Hes due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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US Congressional Members Ordered to Disclose Crypto Holdings "IndyWatch Feed National"

The House Ethics Committee has informed all US Congress members that they must disclose any investment worth more than $1,000 as of June, 18. All lawmakers on Capitol Hill make an annual financial disclosure but a new memo has informed them that any cryptocurrency purchase or sale that exceeds $1,000 must be reported within 45 days.

Congress Must Disclose Digital Holdings

Cryptocurrency, and its most well known token Bitcoin, came to be as a means to disrupt the global banking system. Many of those who initially embraced it were distrustful of the government and saw using the fiat alternative as a way to keep control of their own finances without federal interference. As its popularity rose and then exploded in late 2017 people from all walks of life were pulled into the investment craze.

This new memo from the Ethics Committee means that the public will know if their member of Congress is trading in digital assets, even as regulatory rulings over their status are still being debated. Some see the decision as a way to protect against future conflicts of interest, as when voting occurs on any bill that may affect the way cryptocurrency is officially seen by federal regulatory bodies.

Representatives elected to Congress, and their staff have been required to disclose personal assets for decades, including real estate and investments. In 2012 that was tightened further to include a full disclosure of any holdings in stocks, bonds or derivatives by members of Congress or their family members. Now as investments in digital assets such as Bitcoin become more popular questions of how they should be reported have arisen since, in many cases, they remain unregulated and undefined by the federal government.

The recent memo from the House Ethics committee also included guidelines on crypto related side jobs. Members of Congress are limited to earning $28,050 from employment apart from their work in the house. The memo has informed them that this cap includes crypto mining.

Australia was First

This memo from the US House of Congress follows a similar demand for disclosure in the Australian Parliament. The register of....

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18:37

Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 13 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Thanks to everyone who commented on the first twelve chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons.

Heres a draft of Chapter 13 on Redistribution

Comments, criticism and praise are welcome.

Earlier draft chapters are available. These arent final versions, as I am now editing the entire manuscript, but you can read them to see where the book is coming from.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ilqwwru858rihrl/QuigginTwoLessonsDraftTOC.pdf?dl=0>Table of Contents
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8x2dp5sbxi70er/QuigginTwoLessonsIntroductionRevised.pdf?dl=0>Introduction;.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ao6s4jaejbrzap1/QuigginChapter1Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 1: What is opportunity cost?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1k8iqcpeboosbh/QuigginChapter2Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 2: Markets, opportunity cost and equilibrium
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4umnbwj4kmihd6/QuigginChapter3Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 3:Time, information and uncertainty
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2fkdwmbmje6fdo/QuigginChapter4Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 4:Lesson 1: Applications.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmml30mkozzj9j5/QuigginChapter5Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 5: Lesson 1 and economic policy.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44bvl01adcv2fte/QuigginChapter6Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 6: The opportunity cost of destruction
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17:46

Socceroos Need More Indigenous Talent "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its clear that the FFA is not serious about nourishing Aboriginal soccer talent. The other codes do it because, as much as anything else, it is good for business to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent on display week-in, week out.

17:42

South China Sea: Latest Books "IndyWatch Feed National"

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By JONAS PARELLO-PLESNER
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Two recent books offer a helpful guide to Southeast Asias most complex maritime dispute.Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea & the Strategy of Chinese Expansionby Humphrey HawksleyOverlook Press, 2018, 304 pp., $29.95

Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Great Game in the South China Sea

edited by Anders Corr

Naval Institute Press, 2018, 336 pp., $34.95

Asian Waters, the new book by veteran Asia journalist Humphrey Hawksley, recently became my ideal travel companion on a long flight to Australia, en route to the South China Sea. For any other reader hoping to navigate those troubled waters, or seeking a broad overview of the geopolitical fault lines in Asia, Hawksleys book provides an excellent guide.

The books journey can admittedly be a digressive one, at times wading way beyond Asian waters and far onto shore. Hawksleys book touches on North Koreas illicit nuclear program and much else besides. One chapter describes Indias stunted development, recounting in gruesome detail the slavery-like conditions in its brick kilns. Another chapter on Vietnam finds Hawksley meandering into an argument as to why, in the late 1970s, Vietnam was unnecessarily constrained by Cold War logic from taming the bloody Khmer Rouge in neighboring Cambodia. Such stories are certainly intriguing, flowing from Hawksleys decades of first-hand reporting from the region.

Hawksley notes how the announcement of the U.S. pivot to Asia led to a rapid expansion of Chinese activity in the South China Sea, from the deft takeover of Scarborough Shoal close to the Philippines to the rapid move of a Chinese state-controlled oil rig into disputed areas with Vietnam. In t...

17:37

Pacific Nations teams push for more home Tests "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Players from Pacific Island nations have called for end of season Test matches to be played in their home countries as part of the code's plans for international expansion ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The success of last year's tournament across Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand has opened the door for international games to be showcased in a similar way to the NRL taking clashes to regional areas in Australia throughout 2018.

The annual mid-season Pacific Tests, which have been played since 2013, have been based in Sydney's west for the last five years an agreement that will continue next season.

But with the mid-year Denver Test match featuring New Zealand and England kicking off on Sunday, the clash could kick off a new era for international scheduling and locations.

All four Pacific nations teams attended a Pacific Test gala day in Campbelltown on Wednesday and backed the possible expansion of the game involving playing hosts.

Tongan forward Jason Taumalolo told NRL.com it was only a matter of time before the powerhouse second-tier nation hosted an international fixture.

The World Cup squad travelled back to Tonga following the tournament and were overwhelmed by the support.

"That's one of many things we're trying to achieve is to get a game over there," Taumalolo said.

"There are a lot of Tongan fans in Australia and New Zealand so playing a game back there would only grow the game.

"There wouldn't be a spare seat in the house if it were to happen."

Samoa is in a similar boat to their Tongan rivals but were able to last hosted a game in Apia during the Four Nations tournament in 2016, which coincided with their 30th rugby league anniversary celebrations.

"It was unreal," Samoan prop Sam Kasiano said, after being part of the side that loss to Fiji 20-18.

"I think I scored a try that game. It was just awesome to be able to play in front of our people who live in our country. I think it's time to do it again, we love it wherever we play but being at home is something special."

The Fijian side hosted Australia in a warm-up last year leading into the World Cup, while Papua New Guinea play host to the Prime Ministers XIII annually and co-hosted last year's tournament in spectacular fashion.

"Playing back in PNG, th...

17:32

Vanuatu PM to visit Australia "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul has announced that Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, will visit Australia from 23 to 29 June.

Australia enjoys a close relationship with Vanuatu, with our two nations sharing strong economic, security and people to people links.

The visit will provide an opportunity for Australia and Vanuatu to enhance our strategic partnership and deepen our economic and security cooperation, he said.

Discussions will focus on opportunities to increase bilateral trade and investment. In line with existing areas of cooperation, leaders will also discuss bilateral cooperation on labour mobility, policing and cyber security.

The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss shared regional challenges, such as climate change and transnational crime.

We are committed to stepping up our engagement in the Pacific in support of a stable and prosperous region. As Vanuatus largest bilateral aid donor, we invest approximately $69 million in development assistance annually.

Our cooperation focuses on supporting economic governance, infrastructure, education health, law and justice, Turnbull said in a statement.

Prime Minister Salwai will be accompanied by Marie-Justine Salwai and will travel to Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane as part of the visit.

SOURCE: PACNEWS

17:16

Ex Hamel 2018 - Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Challenger Bizjets Come and Go at Rockhampton Airport - Plus Wedgetail Missed Approach "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Also on Monday 18 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-003, which was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Canberra on Sunday 17 June, departed to Darwin again as "Consort 10".

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A little later in the morning on Monday 18 June, fellow RAAF Challenger 604 bizjet A37-001 also arrived into Rockhampton Airport, also from Canberra, but as "Wisdom 89".  It was noted returning to Canberra later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 18 June, there was one other RAAF movement with Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-001 noted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.  It looked to fly up to Rocky from RAAF Base Richmond via a missed approach at RAAF Base Amberley.  The Wedgetail then departed North and completed another missed approach at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport before continuing further North.  A30-001 was heard to be flying as "Wedgetail 01".

Finally, after dark on Monday 18 June, RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air A32-426 "Dingo 04" was noted popping into Rockhampton Airport.  It arrived from Canberra then departed to Townsville.  While RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft A39-005 "Dragon 31" was noted operating within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area on a flight from and back to Amberley.

Photo taken by 'IAD' 

17:09

Is there a boss at the ABC? Can contributors just say what they want? "IndyWatch Feed National"

What a creepy thing to say. People are more than their genitals. But Jenna's interest in other peoples bits is more than academic. It was this bit that I thought was scary. Ask someone out at work and you're off to jail ! pic.twitter.com/m31KvGzA5Z jill (@1Swinging_Voter) June 21, 2018

17:08

Indonesia slams UN Human Rights office over planned Papua visit "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Indonesia has criticised the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, saying that his regional office in Bangkok should first coordinate with the government before sending a mission to Papua, instead of demanding immediate access.

"It is deeply regrettable that the staff members of his regional office in Bangkok, instead of coordinating the planned visit with Indonesian authorities, have unilaterally set the dates and areas to visit in Papua and West Papua, while demanding immediate access, Hasan Kleib, Indonesia's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement, delivered during a general debate session at the United Nations in Geneva, came in response to a remark by UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who said the government's invitation to his office to visit Indonesia's easternmost provinces had not yet materialised.

In Indonesia, I am concerned that despite positive engagement by the authorities in many respects, the government's invitation to my office to visit Papua which was made during my visit in February has still not been honoured, Zeid said during the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday.
During his three-day visit to Indonesia in February, Zeid expressed concern over the excessive use of force by Indonesian security forces, harassment, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Papua. He was in the country at the time to meet with government officials, who invited his office to visit the country's poorest region.

According to Hasan, the UN human rights chief informed the Indonesian government that his regional office in Bangkok would represent him on the visit.

In a follow-up, Hasan said staff of the regional office misleadingly acted as if a mutually agreed schedule was already in place for the visit, but that the Indonesian government had yet to grant them access. He added that this conduct was deplorable.

Hasan said Indonesia is still committed to invite Zeid or his office to visit Papua but asserted that the regional office in Bangkok must respect the principles of consent by the host government in the future.

For years, political grievances and an active independence movement in Papua have generated headlines, in spite of the government's focus on economic development to improve the situation.

In a report published in November last year, the Institute for Policy A...

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The Devils Decade "IndyWatch Feed National"

No-one should pretend such behaviour was anything other than vile. At the same time, its important to recognise just how much of the conceptual apparatus we now possess to understand sexual abuse owes to the liberation struggles that Devine, Power and co so loathe. Most obviously, the modern notion of consent emerged from a womens movement that fought bitterly against male entitlement to female sexuality.

16:48

Papua New Guinea Receives Full Ceremonial Honours in China "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"



The Papua New Guinea Government and Business delegation, headed by the Prime Minister, Hon. Peter ONeill CMG MP, was accorded full ceremonial honours by the Government of China on their arrival in Beijing overnight.

Prime Minister ONeill, Mrs Lynda Babao-ONeill, senior Government Ministers and Members of Parliament, together with a delegation of senior business representatives, now begin a series of engagements that includes bilateral meetings with the Premier and President of China, and current and potential Chinese investors.

Papua New Guinea must reach out and engage with our foreign partners so we can increase trade, stimulate business and create new jobs, the Prime Minister said.

China is now the second largest economy in the world and has enormous market potential for our exports.

This includes exports of oil and gas, but now that we are broadening our own economic base in areas such as agriculture and tourism, we can attract future business from China.

This is important for current economic growth, and even more important, the economy opportunities we are creating for our children and future generations.

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16:03

National Geographic Lists #Lebanon on its 2018 Best Summer Destinations "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

National Geographic listed #lebanon as one of the top destinations this summer. The list contains the likes of Iceland, Southern Indonesia, Masai Mara, Mongolia and aPapua New Guinea.

Heres what the article said about Lebanon:

Check out the full list [here].

15:29

MACKAY Update: Police officer injured, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Update: Police officer injured, Mackay

June 21, 2018 at 07:45AM ,

Mackay detectives investigating an incident in which a police officer was run over have arrested and charged a fourth person in relation to the incident.

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15:29

MACKAY Man arrested after Slade Point manhunt charged "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Man arrested after Slade Point manhunt charged

June 21, 2018 at 08:52AM ,

He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on June 22. Three other people charged in relation to the Cremorne incident, Levi James Brown, 25,

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15:15

Are Senators required to record court-ordered debt default judgements on Register of Interests? "IndyWatch Feed National"

I wrote to the very helpful Clerk of the Senate Richard Pye this morning. I must thank Mr Pye for his speedy and quite helpful response. The details are here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Senators_Interests/Guidelines_and_Resolutions Liabilities which may act to create a conflict of interest should be declared. I'd have thought that a court-ordered...

14:26

End routine strip searching of women Australia told at UN "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian governments should end the routine strip searching of women in prison the Human Rights Law Centre has told the UN Human Rights Council in a statement delivered in Geneva overnight.

The statement responds to a major report on the situation in Australia, delivered by the UN expert on violence against women. Her report raises a number of concerns about womens imprisonment, including "excessive incarceration, prison overcrowding, strip-searching, solitary confinement [and] lack of alternatives to custodial sentences".

The report finds that "imprisoned women have commonly experienced domestic violence and sexual assault" and concludes that "the continued practice of strip-searching women within prisons exacerbates this trauma".

Australian governments are imprisoning women, and in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, at record rates. Vickie Roach, an Indigenous advocate and former prisoner, said that governments need to respect womens dignity, not take it away

"We should be helping women to heal, not harming them further. What earthly purpose do strip searches serve other than to degrade and humiliate and assert control over our bodies, our naked bodies?" said Ms Roach.

Ruth Barson, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that routine strip searches are an archaic and humiliating, yet everyday practice for thousands of women behind bars in Australia.

"Being forced to remove every last item of clothing in front of two prison guards again and again, strips women of dignity and hope. Australian Governments can and should end this degrading practice today."

Across Australia, strip searches are conducted on a regular and routine basis, including upon entry to the prison, when family or friends visit, when leaving the prison to see a doctor, or to attend court.

"When a mother wants to hug her visiting child; when a pregnant woman has a check-up with her doctor; when a woman has to attend court she is subjected to a damaging strip search. There are far less intrusive scanning technologies that governments could choose to use right now to spare women this harm," said Ms Barson.

The UK and the ACT have both changed their prison policies and adopted less invasive methods, such as pat-downs, scanners and x-rays.

This is the Australian Governments second session as a newly elected member of the Human Rights Council. The Government was elected to the Council last year on a promise to uphold womens and Indigenous peoples rights.

In its incoming pledge to the Council, the Australian Government promise...

14:07

Cryptocurrencies Down into July? "IndyWatch Feed National"

COMMENT: I found it very interesting when my bank would not allow using a credit card to buy cryptocurrencies. A friend of mine in Singapore said the government there has also instructed banks not to honor cryptocurrencies. It appears that government is starting to retaliate against the cryptocurrency world and I must question its viability long-term.

DP

Downunder, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) warned crypto traders/investors that their profits from trading in the years 2017 to 2018 will not go unnoticed and they have come straight out and warned on their website: Anyone involved in acquiring or selling cryptocurrency must keep records of their cryptocurrency transactions. Virtually every government classifies cryptocurrencies as assets. Therefore, any gain relative to the hard c...

14:04

Sell Australias ABC? No. Hand It to Citizens "IndyWatch Feed National"

This photograph was recording a May 2014 Get Up campaign to Protect Our ABC. The cycle continues. (photo ABC)

by Dee McLachlan

Just as the promised inquiry into the ABC is about to start, the Australian Liberal Partys peak council has voted (almost 2:1) to privatise the organisation. The inquiry is about whether the ABC and SBS are operating on a level playing field with their commercial competitors, and its presence in the digital space.

It seems obvious that the commercial players, such as Rupert Murdoch, want to diminish the ABCs dominion and its considerable market share.

The Infatuation with Privatisation

The ...

14:00

Lefty Logic - ACOSS says if tax cuts are passed, we all lose! "IndyWatch Feed National"

What's the corollary - if taxes are raised we all win? Let's jack them up to 100% and give it a go. You have to read it to believe it. 21 June 2018 ACOSS warns, if tax cuts are passed for short term gain, people will lose access to essential...

13:42

Daily Mail - Lucy Gichuhi has 7 court orders against her over $10K debts, including April & Sept last year "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Daily Mail has secured court documents that it says show Senator Lucy Gichuhi was taken to court 7 times for failing to pay just on $10K in council rates and water bills. Notwithstanding her $203,000 salary and working husband, she has yet to satisfy the judgements. Judgement was entered...

13:34

Okay, lets talk about the West: a students response to Bella dAbrera "IndyWatch Feed National"

I took one of the courses that dAbrera singles out Imperialism, 18152000 and by the time this goes to print I will have sat the final exam, so Id like to take this opportunity to counter the ways dAbrera dismisses the unit.

13:29

Manager Government Code Compliance "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

12:48

Ron Medich 39 years in prison, out 2 months short of his 100th birthday - full sentencing remarks here "IndyWatch Feed National"

Telegram from King William if you're lucky Ron. Justice Geoffrey Bellew on the sentencing of Ron Medich: The total sentence is one of 39 years imprisonment. He will be eligible for parole on the 26 February 2048. BACKGROUND: https://t.co/c7E93AAeBq pic.twitter.com/GgPsDLxEmk Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) June 21, 2018 Au Cases...

12:44

Activists Call for Mass Medical Evacuation from Manus, Nauru "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Media Release It is worrying that the latest death on Nauru and the circumstances relating to this event have not been broadcast by the ABC*. Have these events become too commonplace or is the national broadcaster underfunded? Perhaps parts of the ABC (and all its editors) have already been sold. The ABC was informed of

The post Activists Call for Mass Medical Evacuation from Manus, Nauru appeared first on The AIM Network.

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11:30

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo.
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The picture spans 20 arc minutes, or about 400,000 light-years at the group's estimated distance, and includes smaller, dimmer NGC 3165 at the right. NGC 3169 is also known to shine across the spectrum from radio to X-rays, harboring an active galactic nucleus that is likely the site of a supermassive black hole.

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11:20

Wafi-Golpu Landowners Up In Arms Over New Association "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Post Courier  | June 20, 2018

THREE principal landowner groups of the Wafi-Golpu project in Morobe Province have clarified their position over the controversy surrounding a new association claiming to represent the interest of the project landowners.

The leaders of Hengambu Landowners Association, Yanta Development Association, and Babuaf Landowners Association met last week to address the issue.

The leaders said in a joint statement that the new association created by certain individuals (named) from one of the principal landowner villages and outsiders do not represent the interest of the principal landowner associations and the people the associations represent.

The leaders said the new association was formed by people from outside of the Wafi-Golpu special mining lease area.

They said the association which calls itself Wafi-Golpu Area Landowners Association and business entity Wafi-Golpu Holdings Limited were misleading the p...

11:15

Court coal mine decision reveals failure on climate change "IndyWatch Feed National"

Stock images of coal in the Hunter Valley region, Tuesday, July. 15, 2014. AAP Image/Nikki Short.

A Court decision has exposed serious flaws in NSW planning laws. The Courts finding is that the States planning laws do not require decision makers to consider the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework and Australias status as a signatory to the Paris Agreement when considering the approval of coal mining projects in NSW.

The Land and Environment Court has upheld the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) decision to approve the extension to Wilpinjong open-cut coal mine near Wollar in the Hunter Valley, despite a challenge on climate change grounds from the Wollar Progress Association, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office (EDONSW).

EDO NSW argued in a February 2018 hearing that the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework and the Commonwealth Governments commitment to the Paris Agreement were relevant policies that the PAC was required but failed to have regard to when considering the downstream greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal from Wilpinjong, a substantial proportion of which will be burnt at Bayswater Power Station in NSW.

In light of the finding, EDO NSW CEO David Morris emphasised the need for reform:

This is certainly not the judgement that we, or our clients, wanted. But perhaps its the judgement we needed. We now know that aspirational policy statements, like those contained in the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework, fail to have any meaningful application to NSW mine approvals. Its these approvals and the coal which is consequently mined and burned that represent NSWs greatest contribution to global climate change. The Government can no longer claim, or proceed under the illusion, that their policies on climate change have an on-ground effect. They dont the Courts judgement shows they are merely words that do not translate to action.

This decision adds weight to the need for law reform to make climate change a critical factor in determinations about projects which will contribute to it. This...

10:59

Western provincial administrator puts education first "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Education is high on the priority list of new Western administrator Aquila Sampson.

Sampson, in his first media interview on Tuesday June 19 as the administrator, said education remained a major obstacle to development in the countrys largest province.

Aged 53, from Parama Island at the mouth of the Fly River, he was appointed administrator by Cabinet last Thursday.

Sampson did his primary and high schooling in Lae before going to Sogeri National High School and University of PNG where he studied law.

He is currently the acting-Commissioner of the National Lands Commission, and before that, was a deputy state-solicitor.

Sampson, has also worked with national and supreme court judges and the Fly River (Western) provincial government.

10:47

"Life Is Like A Deck Chair..." "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Maybe I can put it another way. Life, Charlie Brown, is like a deck chair."
"Like a what?"
"Have you ever been on a cruise ship? Passengers open up these canvas deck chairs so they can sit in the sun. Some people place their chairs facing the rear of the ship so they can see where they've been. Other people face their chairs forward. They want to see where they're going! On the cruise ship of life, Charlie Brown, which way is your deck chair facing?"
"I've never been able to get one unfolded..."
- Charles M. Schulz

10:38

TPP-11 could harm software licensing, says Open Source Industry Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

June 21, 2018: Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) has warned in a Techdirt article that the TPP-11 chapter on e-commerce may damage or destroy the free software licensing sector. OSIA is worried about Article 14.17 of the TPP-11 agreement, which provides that No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition for the import, distribution, sale or use of such software, or of products containing such software, in its territory.

In its submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, OSIA wrote:

Article 14.17 of CPTPP [TPP-11] prohibits requirements for transfer or access to the source code of computer software. Whilst it does contain some exceptions, those are very narrow and appear rather carelessly worded in places. The exception that has OSIA up in arms covers "the inclusion of terms and conditions related to the provision of source code in commercially negotiated contracts". If Australia ratifies CPTPP, much will turn on whether the Courts interpret the term "commercially negotiated contracts" as including FOSS licences all the time, some of the time or none of the time.

If the Australian courts rule that open source licenses are not "commercially negotiated contracts", those licences will no longer be enforceable in Australia, and free software as we know it will probably no longer exist there. Even if the courts rule that free software licenses are indeed "commercially negotiated contracts", there is another problem, OSIA said:

The wording of Art. 14.17 makes it unclear whether authors could still seek injunctions to enforce compliance with licence terms requiring transfer of source code in cases where their copyright has been infringed.

Without the ability to enforce compliance through the use of injunctions, open source licenses would once again be pointless. Although OSIA is concerned about free software in Australia, the same logic would apply to any TPP-11 country. It would also impact other nations if they joined the TPP-11 later. In other words, the impact of this section on open source globally could be significant.

OSIA says that the problematic clauses grew out of concerns that nations like ...

10:37

Sir Mekere slams O'Neill's China junket "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Member for Moresby Northwest Sir Mekere Morauta has criticised Prime Minister Peter ONeill and delegation who traveled to China yesterday.

Look at the members of the delegation. Is the Prime Minister going to China to sell off our petroleum, gas, fisheries and forestry resources, Ok Tedi, and Bank South Pacific?

It has been reported that the trip will cost almost K7 million at a time when hospitals and health centres are short of medicine; schools, even in Port Moresby, are closing; small businesses are waiting to be paid their bills by the government and retired public servants are waiting for their superannuation entitlements, some dying before their entitlements have been paid.

The trip also comes at a time when the Prime Ministers own province and Hela are in turmoil.

For the first time in the nations history an aeroplane has been hijacked and burned, and civil unrest continues, he said.

Sir Mekere said Mr ONeill should take personal responsibility for the chaos in the Southern Highlands, which stems from the chaos of last years national election.

Put the ongoing landowner issues stemming from his government not paying monies due from the LNG project, the governments refusal to deal with the proliferation of weapons throughout the country, and the recent earthquake on top of the election issues and you have a situation packed with dynamite.

Instead of facing the problems in his own backyard and dealing with the causes of the problems, the Prime Minister runs to China on the biggest begging trip ever 93 people in the delegation, including 50 Chinese, according to the official list.

What on earth are they all going for? To negotiate our becoming a colony of China? Is PM leading a delegation of Papua New Guineans or a delegation of Chinese?, he said.

10:32

Subversive in Suburbia "IndyWatch Feed National"

I have been so very slack in checking in and reading others' blogs I feel I owe you an apology.
So let's talk about poo.
Not my poo, or your poo (although we can discuss your poo if you really feel you need to share) but my furbabies poo.
My life is boring.
It consists of rolling out of bed (and I do literally roll off my lonely and virtuous chaise lounge IF my back allows it) to do.....sweet Fanny Adams.
The first job of the day is to throw enough medication down my gullet to drown out the anxiety, chronic back pain et el, then do Pooper Scooper duty.
Or, as I call it, "Landmine Duty".
Collect the furbabies contributions to the environment.
Someone, somewhere must have told Treacle that it was a game of hide & seek, to which she promised,
"Challenge accepted."
She deposits her little treats in 3 blobs; 2 together and 1 apart so I have to carefully bend down (pyjama-ed arse in the air, such a vision of loveliness for the neighbours!) and scan in a radius for the lone poo, hoping like hell I'm not standing on it.
Pip, on the other hand, produces a lovely art installation all in one pile.
Leo aka Fluff Bum the cat is another matter.
He insists that the bathroom is his bedroom and Goddess forbid that any damn human has a shower when he wishes to do the dirty.
Cos he hates an audience.
Damn Diva.
I never thought I could describe a cat "angrily" pooping but yesterday, while I so thoughtlessly had a shower, he was nagging at me to hurry up (shades of Bill Steamshovel from Mr Squiggle for us oldies) before he began shooting poo pellets like bullets with a 100 mile Care Bear Stare of Doom on his face.
You think Grumpy Cat looks grumpy?
Nup, Leo could give Julie Bishop a run for her money AND make her cry.
And then, after all this jocularity, I park my arse on the couch in front of the idiot box and crochet for remote Indigenous communities.
There are only so much rubbish TV and crochet projects that can keep me from being besieged by ennui.
I need to get out of my own head and start giving back.
So, I have started a Sharing Table in my driveway, along the lines of the Food Is Free project.
Currently we are missing the actual table (small detail, hubby's working on one we saved from Hard Rubbish) but there are baskets filled with our home grown mandarins, tangelos and limes out the front with signs for peeps to help themselves, even supplied with those horrid single use shopping bags for them to put the fruit in.
I was going to include a Street Library but once the table is up I'll pro...

09:39

Growth Farms lease fund offers investors low-risk stake in ag "IndyWatch Feed National"

19 Jun 2018 | Farm OnlineRising demand for leased farmland has convinced agricultural asset manager Growth Farms Australia to launch a 10-year investment fund which will buy mid-sized farming properties and lease them to primary producers.

09:31

Nothing's changed except The President - and media reaction! "IndyWatch Feed National"

This was Obama's time. Video footage surfaces from 2014 showing that under Obama, family separations and holding centers were EXACTLY the same. The media said absolutely nothing then, but are ramping up the propganda now because the midterms are fast approaching. Credit: @RealVinceJames pic.twitter.com/RFoEnbxi0x Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee)...

09:22

Commercial values are a key driver of Zero Deforestation policies (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

According to a recent report created for the Prince of Wales Sustainability Institute, there are now more than 470 companies with commitments to ensure their company is not linked to deforestation. These are commonly known as Zero Deforestation Policies (ZDPs). With increased small-scale deforestation in Amazonia, approximately 4,000 hectares recently cleared in Indonesian Papua for palm development, and increasing pressure on forests in Sub-Saharan Africa attributed to palm oil expansion, it is clear these policies are not (yet) having their intended impact. A recent investigation into the role of commercial, company, personal, and environmental values in ZDPs explores a less frequently considered contributing factor to why this is the case: the values of the corporate decision-makers who are responsible for implementing ZDPs. Why look at the role of values in ZDPs? Because there is a mismatch between rate of forest loss and pace of policy, regulation, and technological developments to protect forests, and this discrepancy suggests it is worthwhile to consider more fundamental drivers of change in order to end deforestation. Values, commonly defined as the metrics we use to choose and rationalize actions and to appraise people and events, might be just such a fundamental driver. Often-cited policy tools such as national forest preservation laws and reforestation programs, the UNs REDD+ program, and laws to minimize illegal logging are slow, according to a 2017 study, and non-binding with limited impact, as a 2014 study found. Even when the policy, legislation, or regulation mechanism to stop deforestation is sound, effective

09:05

RABOBANK manger alternative to farmers debt is suicide "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Source: A Current Affair

Debbie Viney claims her bank manager told her he would commit suicide in her position CLICK PICTURE to view A Current Affair video

Central Queensland cattle farmer Debbie Viney claims her bank manager told her he would take his own life if he were in her shoes, in the middle of one of the worst droughts in Australian history.

Ms Viney said she met Rabobank executive Peter Stevens at a farm show six years ago, where he told her he could give her a cheaper mortgage than the one she had.

She took him at his word and switched to Rabobank, a multinational bank that specialises in loans to farmers across the world.

Federal Queensland MP Bob Katter said Australia had the most unprofessional, unrestricted free banking.

He said mental health issues were a vital issue in rural Australia.

Theres a farmer committing suicide every four days in this country, he said.

09:03

Market Talk- June 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Good to see a healthy rebound in todays Asian markets with strong performances across the board. It still appears however, that the market is not that confident that the US and China have settled for the moment as the Shanghai bounced just +0.3% and Hang Seng +0.75%. It was a different storey for countries with floating exchange rates, as we watched both Australia and Japan rebound over 1%. Obviously, currencies continued to suffer with the A$ and Yen both off 0.5% over the past couple of days. They tried desperately to halt the INRs decline, only ti close mid range at 68.10 today. Having seen 68.185 at its weakest, many comment that trading with a 68 handle is already a cause for concern. On a brighter note however, core Asian indices all closed at or near their highs, providing confidence ahead of the OPEC uncertainty.

The same could not be said for Europe, as many indices closed near the days lows. Having run-up on the back of a strong Asian session, many had expected Europe to continue especially as DOW futures had triple digit gains. However, as the Euro and GBP traded weaker confidence started to wane especially when US data released less than impressive. Sterling found a little interest late in the day after UK PM Theresa May won a parliamentary decision which should strengthen her hand in BREXIT negotiations. However, the rally only took it up to test 1.32 handle but was rejected by the close.

In the US it was the Russell and NASDAQ again that took the honours. Both core indices closed up around +0.75% on the day and setting a new record for the NASDAQ. The large caps DOW found it difficult to get into its stride today, playing between positive and negative it finally closed a touch lower in the indecision. The NASDAQ and S+P both hits their days high mid afternoon, but could hold-on into the close. Still lots to play for this week, but next will be interesting as we close the week, month, quarter and half year next Friday.

Japan +0.04%, US 2s closed 2.56% (+1bp), 10s closed 2.94% (+5bp), 30s 3.07% (+4bp), Bund 0.37% (u/c), France 0.71% (+1bp), Italy 2.54% (-1bp), Greece 4.30% (-1bp), Portugal 1.73% (+1bp), Spain 1.23% (u/c), Turkey 16.18% (+5bp) and Gilts 1.29% (+1bp).
The Treasury ma...

08:52

Telstra's getting a transformation again "IndyWatch Feed National"

Uh-oh. Telstra's getting transformed again. It's improving customer service by firing 8,000 of its 32,000 staff. Once the 8,000 trouble-makers are gone, Telstra will lead category innovation in next generation connected experiences. Here's a transformation they prepared earlier. And who could forget the Sol Trujillo transformation - Australia 2.0? One...

08:32

Inner Brisbane Cross River Rail CAPEX comparable to statewide education CAPEX "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Just before I appeared on 612 ABC Brisbanes Breakfast program last week, one of the presenters Bec Levingston asked Deputy Premier Treasurer Jackie Trad what it would cost to air condition every classroom in Queensland, a question she obviously couldnt answer without notice. Having spent the bulk of my schooling in un-air-conditioned classrooms in tropical Townsville, it struck me as a peculiar question, and I though air conditioning every classroom in the state would be a massive extravagance. That said, it did prompt me to look at what the state government currently spends on education capital works and compare it to what it spends on other priorities.

In state budget paper 3, the Capital Statement, we are starting to see the huge cost of the number one extravagance in the state at the moment, Cross River Rail. Total spending on property, plant and equipment for Cross River Rail, which is part of the Treasury portfolio, is estimated to be $733 million in 2018-19. This $733 million spent in inner city Brisbane on Cross River Rail is greater than total property, plant and equipment purchases for the Education portfolio of $674 million across the whole of Queensland! To be fair, I should note that if you add in $99 million of capital grants to other entities (which I suspect includes private schools and universities), total estimated education capital spending comes to $773 million in 2018-19. Still, the fact Cross River Rails total capital spending is of the same scale as education capital spending across the whole state should raise eyebrows. Incidentally, the region benefiting the most from education CAPEX is inner city Brisbane (see chart below). Political commentators would observe the government is worried about a Greens takeover of inner city seats.

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08:00

June 21 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"


1797 - Merino sheep imported by John Macarthur (2 rams, 4 ewes) and Samuel Marsden (1 ram, 1 ewe) arrive from the Cape aboard Reliance with stores for the colony.

1810 - Today wasn't too flash for Lieut William Paterson when he carked it at sea on the voyage home to England.

1830 - Thomas McCormick was hanged at Sydney for burglary and putting the occupants in fear.

1836 - Terence Saville was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Honora Davey at Williams River.

1836 - James Sproule (alias Fraser) was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Honora Davey at Williams River.

1842 - An escape attempt at Norfolk Island in the brig Governor Phillip was quelled. Six convicts were killed, four are later executed.

1845 News of the discovery of a rich body of copper ore at Burra, South Australia was published in Adelaide newspapers.

1856 - Having explored the Victoria River and having time on his hands, Augustus Charles Gregory set out to traverse northern Australia from east to west.

1859 - Wentworth (the NSW town, not the TV series) was named after the New South Wales explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth.

1869 - A privately built telegraph line between Perth and Fremantle, WA, opened.

1871 - Sandhurst joined the ranks of Cities although it later changed it's title to that of a boxer, Bendigo.

1875 - The Victoria Bridge, Maitland, NSW, opened.

1876 - George Pitt was hanged at Mudgee for the murder of Ann Martin at Guntawang.

1878 - The Bank of South Australia opened for business in its new building.

1883 - The Piangil Railway Line (Vic) aka the Swanhill Railway Line (strangely also in Vic) was extended from Raywood to Mitiamo.

1886 - Wong Tong was hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of Kok Tow near Bundaberg.

1887 - The South Coast Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Clifton - Wollongong.

1887 - The Crow Eater Governor, Sir William Robinson, escorted by nearly 1200 mounted troopers, soldiers, marines and a number of brass bands, and led by the mounted police on their greys, moved down North Terrace to the Jubilee Exhibition Building next to the University. There he officially opened the 1887 Jubilee Exhibition which was to run for a year.

1887 - In Ballarat the Queen Victoria's Jubilee Foundation Stones were laid for the Mining Exchange, the Art Gallery & Old Colonists Hall.

1887 - Peats Ferry - An excursion train from Sydney ran out of control down the steep Cowan Bank. There were two other trains full of holidaymakers standing at the platforms at Hawksesbury River station and disaster was only averted by t...

07:52

HITLERS' MODERN JOSEPH GOEBBELS IN O''NEILL'S SONJA BARRY RAMOI "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by BEN NEGINTS
Joseph Goebbels was a contemporary of Adolf Hitler and a very smart media personality Hitler used during the Nazi's Reign of Terror.  He was the Minister for Communications and Propaganda and his job was to brainwash the ignorant German population on anti-Semitic views, the superiority of the White and the Nazi race  and many other lies.

Through his persistent lies and propaganda, the Jews were nearly exterminated from the face of the earth. Through his persistent lies and propaganda millions of soldiers lost their lives during the WW1. Only God knows the damages done to human lives and properties  as a result of one cunning persistent liar spreading false  news and propaganda.

Behind this backdrop of history,  I am saddened to see  a Joseph Goebbels look alike in  Sonja Barry Ramoi who without any shame persistently spreading O'Neill's lies and propaganda  through both Social and Main Stream medias on a daily basis.

To be honest,  every time I see a Press Release from Sonja Barry Ramoi I feel like throwing up. Her propaganda and false information are so nauseating and bitterly distasteful.

I am definitely sure Sonja Barry Ramoi  would be reading this post and I would like to appeal to you to stop making a  mockery of Journalism,  human intelligence,  human reasoning and human empathy.

Joseph Goebbels easily  connived his way around with the ignorant mass in those early days. Today we are living in a day and age of enlightenment.  PNGeans are no more "gullible and ignorant" idiots for  you and O'Neill to continue spreading your false  propaganda and lies.

I challenge Sonja Barry Ramoi and O'Neill and his well cushioned cronies and MPs on the Government side  to come down on the ground and see for yourselves the daily struggles every PNGean is facing. Here are a few list for you to get yourselves acquainted with:

1. Sky rocketed cost of living. Go into a shop with a K100 and you will check out at the counter with a small plastic bag  hardly containing enough to take care of a daily meal for an average PNG household...

2. Check out at the fuel pump and see how much a Liter is costing for Diesel and Petrol for poor struggling motorists....

3. Go down to a nearest General Hospital and s...

07:49

Turnbull tax cuts and the ressurection of neoliberalism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Adam Carlton

Thanks mainly to the about face by formally Xenophon Senators, now known as the Centre Alliance, the governments intended $143 billion tax cut is set to get through.

The whole thing is a major con, designed to create the illusion that the government was handing out money to the average Australian, but really using this as a smokescreen to take much more.

By having initially joined the opposition to these cuts, the Centre Alliance showed that it knows this. The said so. Especially when they are given to the those enjoying being in the top 20 percent of incomes. This is why they objected to the Third Stage, which hands them  a windfall. But after backroom talks they come out agreeing to stifle debate and not pursue their own objections. This sets up the Alliance to being accused of being corrupted.

Pauline Hanson has achieved an even more spectacular back flip, from vocal opposition to an enthusiastic supporter.

Turnbull and his ministers have rehashed the old trickle down argument, by arguing that this will lead to a rise in income for all.

Unions disagree. They are saying that the evidence of advanced economies over 10 years, shows  tax cuts have not generally led to growth in wages. A paper released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), reveals that OECD data  spanning 2003 to 2016, reveals a disconnection at best and an opposite relationship at worst, between tax cuts and wages growth.

Research by the Australia Institute shows that the top 20 percent of incomes will get 95 percent of the benefit in money terms. In addition, almost wiping out what is left of the progressive nature of the Australian income tax system, will send even more of the benefit upwards. A progressive tax system, is one where those on higher incomes pay a higher proportion, and through this, a portion of national income is redistributed downwards.

Greater inequality is  inevitable. Not only because the less well off have a smaller share, but also, because falling tax revenues must translate into further cuts in government services that benefit the less well off.

Worse still, is that getting the package through, will set the stage to cut company tax and Turnbull has promised to bring this in at the earliest opportunity.

Saving the corporate world from having to pay is not the primary objective. This government knows that those with the biggest obligations under the current rate pay very l...

07:45

Definition of Free Trade = Govt is Free to Change the Definition to Freely Get Revenue "IndyWatch Feed National"

COMMENT: I live in Alberta, Canada and for years as a sign maker I had to order materials from the United States. I can assure you that the problems you mention are no different than the problems we encounter when buying American products: tariffs; customs duties etc. and as well paying in $US which really hikes our prices. We also sold promotional items, many which we ordered from the States. What a nightmare!  I am now retired and I could go to the States to buy shoes, but why would I? We have shoes here, as a matter of fact, a lot of our friends are now only buying  Canadian products, especially since President Trump has made so many negative remarks about us. I actually thought he was doing great things for the USA, but these digs against Canada are not helping anything.

DC

REPLY: Trumps comment about scuffing up shoe is really ridiculous. The currency exchange defeats any benefit. This whole thing about blurring the distinction between tariffs and customs duties is a global problem. I was flying from Australia to Tokyo and I had to stop in Hawaii. I argued with the customs officer that I was going to Tokyo and then to New York so I should pay the customs duty one time on final entry. He was nasty and said either I paid there or they confiscated my bags. With no choice, I paid. Of course, when I landed in New York and told them I paid the duty in Hawaii, he could care less. They then made me pay it a second time.

This entire issue of trade is a total mess. Trump, in my opinion, does not understand trade and what really is going on. It is becoming outright extortion. If you eliminate the tariffs, they will still demand customs fees. We really need a complete reset. He should simply state that tariffs should end across the board except on defense and food.

07:27

THERE WAS NO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE FOR SHP GOVERNOR SEAT - SEPERATION OF POWERS BREACHED "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by RODERICK KANAMA

Those of you who condemned the actions of the people of Southern Highlands in Mendi should have been more scared about the judiciary being compromised

The demarcation in authority and separation of powers between the three (3) arms of Government the Judiciary, Legislature and the Executive is there to protect against apprehension of bias which may emanate from just the Government acting alone.

Unfortunately, this separation of powers has been breached. Breached in that for the first time in the history of democracy as we know it, ordinary citizens can deduce quite correctly that there is an apprehension of bias in the ruling by the Court.

This is quite evident with the recent burning of the Air Niugini aircraft and the Court House in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province.

In any democracy, a vibrant, exceptionally strong and independent judiciary and legal system, free of any influences, corruptible or otherwise, sworn to uphold the rule of law is a fundamental and essential part of the governance system.

 It becomes very dangerous when the judiciary and the legal system become subverted with external influences. Worse still is if their conduct, direct or inferred, renders their integrity questionable. This is because it will create and nurture an environment for dissent. This has been the case in many African Countries, Middle Eastern and South American Countries where coups, civil unrest and violence have been perpetrated by the general populace against Governments. This has become apparent in PNG.

Special Circumstances? What Special Circumstances? Were those boxes destroyed in a fire or a natural phenomenon that rendered the boxes and their contents unavailable to be counted thus ruling it to be special circumstance?

 Did the contents of the boxes mysteriously disappear without any physical evidence of tampering of the ballot boxes making it impossible to count? If it is neither of these circumstances, it cannot be deemed special circumstance in which case it must be by law.

But what law? Ir could it be that because Gamato may have declared the election of William Powi relying on special circumstance, the Court merely upheld that decision. But this is a case against the decision by Gamato so we go back to the...

06:54

MACKAY Prison escapee case heard in court for first time "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY June 21, 2018 at 03:03AM ,

Prison escapee case heard in court for first time

June 21, 2018 at 03:03AM ,

PRISON escapee Levi James Brown will remain behind bars after facing Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The 25-year-old sat quietly in the dock

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MACKAY mackay watch house "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY June 20, 2018 at 05:13AM ,

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June 20, 2018 at 05:13AM ,

Mackay child grooming accused to stay behind bars. Crime Sydney man appears in Mackay Magistrates Court. Prison escape accused faces Mackay

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