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All Women-Crew Sailboat Of Indian Navy INSV Tarini Reaches Australia

All Women-Crew Sailboat Of Indian Navy INSV Tarini Reaches Australia

2017-10-23 19:39:38, ndtv.com

New Delhi: Sailboat INSV Tarini, with an all-women crew, today entered Fremantle Port in Australia during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe, the Indian Navy said today. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta

 

Politics & Government

Government urged to boost health incentives, raise teacher pay in Productivity Commission report

Government urged to boost health incentives, raise teacher pay in Productivity Commission report

2017-10-23 16:12:45, news.com.au

The Productivity Commission (PC) estimates the economic benefits from a health system reboot could be worth $200 billion over the next 20 years. That’s one of its recommendations after being asked by the Government to complete a five-year review of the economy. The Government has not yet responded. The 1222-page document delivered to Treasurer Scott Morrison and released today, also urges the Government to: • Increase the pay of teachers in subject where there are teacher shortages, to attract high calibre people, and use tests to measures the proficiency of VET students, rather than straight competency

 

Sports

A-League Review: Vargas injury mars Newcastle Jets win, late winner gives Perth Glory first victory

A-League Review: Vargas injury mars Newcastle Jets win, late winner gives Perth Glory first victory

2017-10-23 12:20:45, goal.com

Ronald Vargas looks set for a long spell on the sidelines after picking up a nasty ankle injury in Newcastle Jets' win over Brisbane Roar. A "very serious" ankle injury to Venezuela international midfielder Ronald Vargas marred proceedings in Newcastle Jets' 2-1 A-League win at Brisbane Roar on Sunday. But Dimitri Petratos scored against his former club to give the Jets a second on the stroke of half-time, smashing into the top-right corner from 30 yards

 

Business

Big four banks set to rake in $31b in profits, boosted by rate hike 'tailwind'

Big four banks set to rake in $31b in profits, boosted by rate hike 'tailwind'

2017-10-23 01:09:38, smh.com.au

The big four banks combined earnings are likely to exceed $31 billion in 2017, supported by their moves earlier this year to target property investors with higher interest rates. ANZ Bank, Westpac and National Australia Bank, who will unveil profit results over the next three weeks, are also expected to demonstrate banks are continuing to reap the benefits of historically low charges for bad loans, despite a soft economy and risks lurking in the housing market

 

Technology

Why do computers, smart phones and other devices slow down over time?

Why do computers, smart phones and other devices slow down over time?

2017-10-22 22:11:37, abc.net.au

There are plenty of conspiracy theories seeking to explain why our phones, tablets and computers always slow down as they get older. Internet searches for "iPhone slow" spike after the release of a new-generation model, but there's no evidence to suggest that manufacturers deliberately degrade the performance of older devices with software updates. Computer hardware does not typically slow down over its useful life

 

Education

Missing bushwalker Bruce Fairfax: wife pays tribute to 'giant felled by Parkinson's', as students mourn inspirational teacher

Missing bushwalker Bruce Fairfax: wife pays tribute to 'giant felled by Parkinson's', as students mourn inspirational teacher

2017-10-22 04:06:00, abc.net.au

The wife of missing bushwalker Bruce Fairfax has posted a heartfelt goodbye and recalled their last trek together, as friends and colleagues of the former teacher share their memories of him. Louise Fairfax, an avid bushwalker, was with 66-year-old Mr Fairfax on the day he failed to meet up with her after they set out on the 2-kilometre trail to Duckhole Lake, near Strathblane, in Tasmania's south on Saturday October 14

 

Society & Culture

Why New Zealand PM left behind the Mormon church

Why New Zealand PM left behind the Mormon church

2017-10-23 05:04:14, news.com.au

Why the New Zealand Prime Minister left the Mormon church THE progressive views that made New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern so popular are also the reason she left behind her Mormon upbringing. THE progressive views held by New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gained her rapid popularity and it was these same principles that prompted her to leave behind the Mormon faith she grew up with

 

Travel & Recreation

Science & Nature

'Abundance' of hail over south-east Queensland as severe weather warnings continue

'Abundance' of hail over south-east Queensland as severe weather warnings continue

2017-10-23 08:09:18, smh.com.au

An "abundant amount of hail" is hanging over south-east Queensland, with the early stages of tornadoes also spotted as the Bureau of Meteorology continues to warn residents of more severe weather on the way. Brisbane was expecting showers and storms into the afternoon and evening, with the potential for those to become severe as well. The showers and storms were forecast to linger into the early hours of Tuesday morning before clearing into the Coral Sea

 

Law & Crime

Daniel Morcombe: Prisoner sentenced to three years for boiling water attack on Brett Peter Cowan

Daniel Morcombe: Prisoner sentenced to three years for boiling water attack on Brett Peter Cowan

2017-10-23 08:13:23, abc.net.au

A prisoner who tortured Daniel Morcombe's killer in a "vigilante act" in a Brisbane jail has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment. Brett Peter Cowan is serving a life sentence for the 2003 murder of the 13-year-old Sunshine Coast schoolboy. Adam Paul Davidson, 31, pleaded guilty in the District Court in Brisbane today to torturing Cowan in August by pouring boiling water from a mop bucket over him and then striking him with it

 

Motoring

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

2017-10-20 05:11:06, freep.com

General Motors will pay $120 million to settle claims from dozens of states in its massive ignition switch defect scandal. The settlement announced Thursday resolves one piece in the legal battles involving a case that left at least 124 people dead and 275 injured in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion that were made by the old GM

 

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