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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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Generous Australian offer to pay Pension of face of Greek crisis

Generous Australian offer to pay Pension of face of Greek crisis | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
HE WAS the sobbing pensioner who became the human face of the Greek debt crisis. Now an Australian man is desperate to get in touch with him with a very generous offer.
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James Koufos, chief executive officer of personal finance company Gap Finance, has appealed for help to track down the man after discovering 77-year-old Giorgos Chatzifotiadis was a childhood friend of his late father, George Koufidis.


James Koufos, chief executive officer of personal finance company Gap Finance, has appealed for help to track down the man after discovering 77-year-old Giorgos Chatzifotiadis was a childhood friend of his late father, George Koufidis.

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Chinese stock market loses $3.2 trillion, authorities inject cash

Chinese stock market loses $3.2 trillion, authorities inject cash | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Chinese authorities have launched frantic efforts to shore up plunging stock prices following another 5.7 per cent decline in the country's main market index on Friday. Source: AP
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WHILE the world worries about Greece, there’s an even bigger problem closer to home: China.
A stock market crash there has seen $3.2 trillion wiped from the value of Chinese shares in just three weeks, triggering an emergency response from the government and warnings of “monstrous” public disorder.
And the effects for Australia could be serious, affecting our key commodity exports and sparking the beginning of a period of recession-like conditions.

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Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. With the stroke of his pen, he will probably commute more sentences at one time than any president has in nearly half a century.

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As the U.S. Celebrates Equality, Here's the Shocking Response Turkish Police Had to Pride

As the U.S. Celebrates Equality, Here's the Shocking Response Turkish Police Had to Pride | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Unbelievable. 
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the 13th LGBTI Pride Parade near Taksim has "suddenly been banned by the Governorate using the month of Ramadan as the reasoning without any announcement." Police officers began dispersing the assembled crowd with "pepper spray, plastic bullets and water cannon." (read more at mic • world news)

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The gaping loophole in Australia's new anti-piracy law

The gaping loophole in Australia's new anti-piracy law | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Consumers told not to use a very simple, free-of-charge way to access blocked sites.
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website bans will be easily avoided using either proxy servers (a website) or virtual private networks (a downloadable program).

Three copyright law experts told The New Daily these workarounds are unlikely to be banned under the new law.

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France bans sale of weedkiller Roundup over UN fears it may be carcinogenic

France bans sale of weedkiller Roundup over UN fears it may be carcinogenic | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Banned from sale in France ... The world's biggest selling weedkiller, Monsanto's Roundup.
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FRENCH Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced Sunday a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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Medical cannabis: Record donation of $30 million for research at University of Sydney

Medical cannabis: Record donation of $30 million for research at University of Sydney | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Record donation for medical cannabis
In an effort to ease their granddaughter's pain, Barry and Joy Lambert donate a staggering $34 million to Sydney University for research into the medical use of cannabis.

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Sydney University scientists will be given more than $30 million to research the medical applications of cannabis, the largest research donation in the university's history.

The $33.7 million donation, from Barry and Joy Lambert, is among the largest research donations to any university in Australian history.

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One drop of blood reveals every virus you've had

One drop of blood reveals every virus you've had | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The test can detect past exposure to more than 1000 strains of viruses from 206 species – pretty much the entire human "virome"
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Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has been exposed to, scientists report.

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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis.

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Google offers unlimited free photo storage | Google Photos

Google offers unlimited free photo storage | Google Photos | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google will provide unlimited storage of all photos up to 16 megapixels and high-definition video up to 1080p.
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Google Photos, will be available as an app on Android and Apple devices, and on a website.- with smart image recognition  (not just face) technology that makes your library of photos almost endlessly searchable.-  photos.google.com

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Never worry about paying for electricity again

Never worry about paying for electricity again | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A new form of electricity storage developed by Elon Musk and Tesla could be the solution to power in the future.

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the Tesla Powerwall. It’s a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (the same type of battery used in Tesla’s Model S electric car) that is designed to store energy — whether that be from solar power, or load shifting to reduce your electricity bill if you’re still connected to the traditional grid.

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#Supercontinent shapes up for another new-look Earth

#Supercontinent shapes up for another new-look Earth | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The weekend earthquake in Nepal reminds that planet Earth is in the process of forming one monumental supercontinent
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Our island continent of Australia is set to join Amasia – in that we’re shifting by about seven centimetres a year towards Asia. 

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Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death'

Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
 After one too many "blue screens of death", the Colorado man shot and killed his computer. And he has no regrets.
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#toofunny - A Colorado man finally had enough of his troublesome computer and did what pretty much everyone has fantasised about: He shot and killed it.

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WA space project detects ancient signal

WA space project detects ancient signal | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A GROUNDBREAKING radio telescope project in remote Western Australia has captured a signal emitted before the solar system was born.
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The discovery has astronomers salivating because the five-billion-year-old signal shows ASKAP will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes can’t.

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Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies

Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Most of bad consequences from use are due to impurities in illicitly manufactured drug and it being illegal, expert says.
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 Britain's Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs in 2010 ranked MDMA 17th – far behind tobacco at 6th and alcohol at 1st – on a list of 20 drugs according to the harm they caused

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Apple e-book conspiracy ruling upheld

Apple e-book conspiracy ruling upheld | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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A US federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that determined Apple to be the leader of an industrywide conspiracy among book publishers to raise prices of digital books.

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8.8.8.8: The four digits that could thwart Australia's anti-piracy, website-blocking regime

8.8.8.8: The four digits that could thwart Australia's anti-piracy, website-blocking regime | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Comment: Four digits used to combat censorship in Turkey could be used to render piracy crackdown useless.
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anyone can bypass site-blocking regimes, such as the one recently passed by the Australian parliament to curb piracy, and sometimes it doesn't even require paying for a virtual private network (VPN) service, which bypasses any type of blocking mechanisms your ISP may have implemented. Sometimes it's just as easy as changing your computer or phone's Domain Name Server settings to that of Google's.

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Photographer captures amazing Aurora Australis over Victoria

Photographer captures amazing Aurora Australis over Victoria | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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An amazing natural display of light has been captured in a series of images taken by a photographer in eastern Victoria.

Caitlin Gordon spotted the pink curtains of light from the Aurora Australis from a farm just outside Traralgon early on Tuesday morning.

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Could you spend 100 days trusting others?

Could you spend 100 days trusting others? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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Lana Molodstova is trying to overcome her fears and open up to trust with a social experiment called 100 days of trust. She’s posting about it on her website, Instagram and facebook. “During the next 100 days, I will try to complete 100 activities that are going to confront my issues with trust and hopefully help me with letting go. These activities will fall into two categories: Emotional trust and physical trust,” she said

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Instagram Redesigns Its Website look, Features White - Flat Layout, Infinite Scroll

Instagram Redesigns Its Website look, Features White - Flat Layout, Infinite Scroll | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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it reminds me of the tumblr grid themes - but i think its better than before
   | Instagram officially launches an upgraded web design, giving users a fresh, flat layout and an all-new infinite scroll feature that aligns with the modern aesthetic. Read more: (via designtaxi).

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CANADA | second class citizenship goes into effect

CANADA | second class citizenship goes into effect | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system
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Under this law, the only Canadians who can never lose their citizenship are those born in Canada who do not have another nationality (and are not eligible to apply for another nationality). No matter what crimes they may be accused of, these first-class citizens can never have their citizenship taken away. On the other hand, Canadians with another nationality (and those who are eligible to obtain another nationality) now have second-class status, even if they were born in Canada: under Bill C-24, their citizenship can be stripped.

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Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.

Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
AN entire city is about to benefit from a new law banning landlords from increasing rents.
Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.
The fine print on the new legislation approved by parliament in the German capital stipulates new tenants will pay no more than 10 per cent above the local rental average.
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AN entire city is about to benefit from a new law banning landlords from increasing rents.
Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.
The fine print on the new legislation approved by parliament in the German capital stipulates new tenants will pay no more than 10 per cent above the local rental average.

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Bill Gates has revealed what frightens him most: An epidemic so great, it would rapidly wipe out millions worldwide

Bill Gates has revealed what frightens him most: An epidemic so great, it would rapidly wipe out millions worldwide | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

he does believe that we haven’t learnt anything from the recent Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 10,000 people and panicked the world.

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Worldwide, nations don’t invest nearly enough in medical aid and prevention, choosing to pump money into the military — Vox News has counted the US spent $560 billion in the last financial year on defence — instead of global health and epidemic preparation, Mr Gates says.

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Australians lead the way in hearing-aid development

Australians lead the way in hearing-aid development | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
new development in hearing aids is software that allows users to adjust their devices to suit any occasion.
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The Incus device includes a pocket-sized, white heart-shaped box that allows users to wirelessly tune their hearing aids through their phones.

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WLPPR. In love with planet.

WLPPR. In love with planet. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Every pattern on this page is, in fact, a satellite image of our own planet Earth. Which is breathtaking, but strangely unsurprising. Choose one as a wallpaper for your iPhone to always remember who you are and where you come from.
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WLPPR is a collection of phone wallpapers that are taken directly from satellite imagery

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