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Dad offers free beer for a year to anyone giving his son an apprenticeship

Dad offers free beer for a year to anyone giving his son an apprenticeship | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
FREE beer for a year in exchange for a job - it could just be the employment pitch too good to refuse.
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Why Italian tinned tomatoes will soon cost you more

Why Italian tinned tomatoes will soon cost you more | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The days of cheap tinned tomatoes are over, with the federal government backing a decision to slap anti-dumping measures on two Italian giants that account for ...
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IKEA’s plan to make you put your phone away

IKEA’s plan to make you put your phone away | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
For anyone who struggles to get their guests off their phones during meal times, there may be a solution in sight.

The team at IKEA Taiwan has designed a hot plate table that won’t cook the evening’s meal while people remain on their phones.
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Would the last person in Sydney please turn the lights out?

Would the last person in Sydney please turn the lights out? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Ruled by a succession of incompetent governments, everything in Sydney is now illegal- including fun. Picture: Welcome to Sydney (Taylor Square, Oxford Street) In 1999, Sydney was at its peak- the
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In a blistering attack on a succession of "incompetent" NSW governments, one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs has lamented the death of Sydney's night-time economy at the hands of leaders whose "moralistic crusade" has turned the city into an "international joke".

 

Matt Barrie's essay, Would The Last Person in Sydney Please Turn The Lights Out, has gone viral, with more than 200,000 readers in under 24 hours, a global ranking of No.1 on LinkedIn and most-read on Sydney's reddit site.

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Man with world’s strangest name arrested

Man with world’s strangest name arrested | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A MAN with the unusual name of Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop has made world headlines after being accused of assaulting a college police officer and sheriff.
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A MAN with the unusual name of Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop has made world headlines after being accused of assaulting a college police officer and sheriff.

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Husband posts hilarious chart drawn by his wife when asked ‘What’s on your mind?’

Husband posts hilarious chart drawn by his wife when asked ‘What’s on your mind?’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
IT SEEMS like a simple and politely inquisitive question to ask a loved one you’re concerned about: “What’s on your mind?”
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'Where's The Closest Macca's?' Google Now Speaks Fair Dinkum 'Strayan

'Where's The Closest Macca's?' Google Now Speaks Fair Dinkum 'Strayan | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

“Where’s the closest servo?” “What’s the temperature like in Brissy?” “Take me to the nearest Macca's.”

These are just a few of the questions you can now ask the updated Google app.

Yep, the newly created software is catering specifically to Australians, even going as far as altering the accent of its personal assistant, Google Now (we’re not kidding, she will call you “mate”).

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Check your Apple power adapter now - it could be dangerous

Check your Apple power adapter now - it could be dangerous | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Tech giant Apple has instigated a massive international recall of power point adapters across its range of portable devices after a small number were found to have broken, causing risk of electric shock.

It comes only a week after Microsoft recalled 285,000 power cord sets which shipped with its Surface Pro tablet range.

The affected Apple adapters were shipped with MacBooks and iPads, and older models of iPhone and iPod, between 2003 and 2015, including in Australia and New Zealand. Also included in the recall are adapters purchased in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, which includes wall adaptors for multiple regions.
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Apple recalls more than a decade of power adapters due to risk of electric shock

 

Tech giant Apple has instigated a massive international recall of power point adapters across its range of portable devices after a small number were found to have broken, causing risk of electric shock.

 

The affected Apple adapters were shipped with MacBooks and iPads, and older models of iPhone and iPod, between 2003 and 2015, including in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Also included in the recall are adapters purchased in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, which includes wall adaptors for multiple regions.

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Copenhagen gets 'soothing' musical ambulances

Copenhagen gets 'soothing' musical ambulances | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Patients in the Danish capital will soon be taken to hospital to the sound of soothing music.


Authorities in Copenhagen's Capital Region have invested in 79 ambulances which offer "a better and safer experience" including a choice of music or nature sounds, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) reports. The roll-out follows a successful trial in the North Jutland region with 17 vehicles which cost one million kroner ($145,000; £102,000) each, where some 70% of patients said they enjoyed the new experience, the Copenhagen Post says.

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Check your mailbox. An ordinary 30 cent stamp is now worth thousands

Check your mailbox. An ordinary 30 cent stamp is now worth thousands | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
How a stamp printed earlier this month and valued at 30 cents has taken the world, and space, by storm
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Want to turn 30 cents into $500 or more in just three weeks? It's very simple: just stand by your post box and wait.

The catch is you will have to be very, very lucky - and have friends in Adelaide.

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Woolworths CEO: The job Australians don't want

Woolworths CEO: The job Australians don't want | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Troubled retail giant Woolworths is set to be run by a foreigner after a search for a local executive to head the chain came up empty-handed.

In surprisingly frank comments, Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns has admitted he invited several Australians to consider the job to replace Grant O'Brien but none were interested in even interviewing for the role.
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Dad wins right to flexibility to see kids

Dad wins right to flexibility to see kids | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Responsibility for caring for others is an attribute at law that is protected, it doesn't matter the gender. - Andrew Douglas

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Astronauts produce first space flower

Astronauts produce first space flower | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
THE International Space Station’s zero-gravity vegetable garden has witnessed a tiny miracle after NASA grew the first flower in space.
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The Big Sleep

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Scientists Pat and Peter Shaw died recently in a suicide pact. Their daughters tell the story of their plan - and their remarkable lives.
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Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue

Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot, inspired by the ability of cockroaches to squeeze through tiny crevices, designed to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bombings.
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RECALL : Coles and Woolworths lettuce | Salmonella outbreak

RECALL : Coles and Woolworths lettuce | Salmonella outbreak | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
An urgent national recall has been issued for pre-packaged lettuce and salad linked to a salmonella outbreak that has hospitalised two people.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said it had identified a number of cases of the infection linked to lettuce grown and packaged by Victorian company Tripod Farmers. 


One of the Coles salads included in the recall.
It is sold at Coles and Woolworths as Coles 4 Leaf Mix, Woolworths salad mix, SupaSalad Supamix and Wash N Toss salad mix.
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Is this the end for Yahoo?

Is this the end for Yahoo? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
YAHOO is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.
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The long-anticipated purge, announced on Tuesday, will jettison about 15 per cent of Yahoo’s workforce along with an assortment of services that Mayer decided aren’t worth the time and money that the internet company has been putting into them

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Scary findings from SA energy drink study

Scary findings from SA energy drink study | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
DO you enjoy guzzling down an energy drink to stay awake Or like mixing a can with vodka on a Saturday night A new study may make you think again.
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DO you enjoy guzzling down an energy drink to stay awake? Or like mixing a can with vodka on a Saturday night? A new study may make you think again.

 

The University of Adelaide study has discovered an association between energy drink consumption and hospital admissions for adverse heart reaction

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Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard: US researchers

Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard: US researchers | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
It torments the young and terrorises the old. Loneliness, long a bane of humanity, is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard.
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Barbie Gets The Makeover She’s Needed For Decades

Barbie Gets The Makeover She’s Needed For Decades | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Mattel announces new body types for the doll that are more reflective of real women's bodies.
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 the toy company unveiled three new Barbie body types: petite, tall and curvy. They are all available on Barbie.com, along with the original doll. Each doll also comes in a variety of skin colors and hair styles.

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Russian republic offers free boots to homeless

Russian republic offers free boots to homeless | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Winter temperatures in Khakassia region drop to -30C at night.
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Viktor Zimin, who leads the government in Khakassia, made the order to issue valenki - traditional wool winter boots - to the republic's homeless people during a government meeting this week, the Flash Siberia news website reports. Mr Zimin said that a quick response was needed during the current cold snap as donating items through charities can take a long time, "and people might die of cold before then"

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Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years - BBC News

Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years - BBC News | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A small town in northern Italy is celebrating the arrival of its first baby since the 1980s.

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The mayor of Ostana, which lies in the mountains of the Piedmont region, says the new arrival is a "dream come true" for the tiny community, which has seen its population plummet over the past 100 years. Baby Pablo, who was born in a Turin hospital last week, takes the number of inhabitants to 85, although only about half live there permanently, La Stampa newspaper reports.

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Kids' cannabis trials leading the world

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SICK children and terminally ill adults will be allowed to use cannabis to ease their conditions from March. 

And as the state government prepares to launch its world-first drug trials, hospital ethics committees have given the green light for children with drug-resistant epilepsy to receive a ­cannabis-based medication.

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Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).
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Netflix starts blocking Australian customers from US catalogue

Netflix starts blocking Australian customers from US catalogue | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Netflix has already begun locking out some Australian customers who circumvent its geographical blocks to access content from overseas catalogues, just days after it announced a crackdown on the practice.

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"At the end of the day it's simply a game of cat and mouse, and this is our job, so let's play." - UFlix

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A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor

A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
    By Dr Mark Taubert, Palliative Care Consultant at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, UK @DrMarkTaubert Dear David, Oh no, don't say it's true – whilst realization of your death was sinking in during those grey, cold January days of 2016, many of us went on with our day jobs...
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A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor -  http://we.bgrrl.com/1JbQkMR

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