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Sunday, 20 May

15:21

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

Neville Johnson

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

Neville Johnson

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

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15:00

Important Facts on Depression: Types, Symptoms and Treatment "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its normal for people to sometimes feel sad, disappointed or disheartened, especially when they experience low points in their life. However, these blues usually go away when any happy circumstances occur.

But in some people, this low mood becomes persistent and lasts a long time for weeks, months or even years. And if it comes with other hallmark symptoms, such as lack of interest in enjoyable activities, a feeling of hopelessness or thoughts about self-harm or even suicide, then watch out: You may be suffering from depression.

Depression Defined: Know the Facts

The Mayo Clinic defines depression, also called clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), as "a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. This debilitating condition affects you entirely how you behave, think and feel and paves the way for emotional and physical problems to arise. Depressed individuals usually struggle with completing their day-to-day tasks, feeling as if theres no more point in living.1

According to the Australian nonprofit organization Beyond Blue, there are different subtypes of depression depending on the symptoms, the intensity and their triggers. Some of the most common ones include manic depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or the winter blues and antepartum and postpartum depression (occurs specifically in pregnant women and new mothers).2

Depression is a widespread global problem, with over 300 million people dealing with this severe mood disorder today.3 Even in developed, industrialized countries, depression is rampant. In fact, in the United States, between 2013 and 2016, 8.1 percent of Americans who were 20 years old and older suffered from depression in a given two-week period.4

This Disorder Is Now a Prevalent Problem

Depression i...

Update on the Movement Against Water Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Dr. Mercola

In this interview, Paul Connett, PhD, toxicologist, environmental chemist and the founder FAN, Fluoride Action Network (FAN), an organization that has fought to remove toxic fluoride from water supplies across the world, provides an important and exciting update on FAN's progress during this past year.  FAN is an organization that has fought to remove toxic fluoride from the water supply across the world.

Over the past 18 years, FAN has helped hundreds of communities around the US, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel and New Zealand fight the reckless and unethical practice of water fluoridation.  

Unprecedented Lawsuit Against EPA

In November 2016, a coalition including FAN, Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and several individual mothers, filed a petition calling on the EPA to ban the deliberate addition of fluoridating chemicals to the drinking water under provisions in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The petition included more than 2,500 pages of scientific documentation detailing the risks of water fluoridation to human health, including more than 180 studies published since 2006 showing fluoride causes neurotoxic harm and reduces IQ.

"Under the TSCA, the EPA has authority to ban the uses of chemicals that present unreasonable risks to the general public or to susceptible subpopulations. We've brought this case on the grounds that adding fluoride chemicals to drinking water presents an unreasonable risk to the general public, especially to some susceptible subpopulations," Connett explains.

In its February 27, 2017, response,1 the EPA claimed the petition had failed to "set forth a scientifically defensible basis to conclude that any persons have suffered neurotoxic harm as a result of exposure to fluoride." Fortunately, the TSCA statute provides citizens with the ability to challenge an EPA denial in federal court, which is where we are now.

"Water fluoridation needs to end," Connett says. "The United States needs to follow the path of Europe and take fluoride out of the water supply. Those who want it can get it in toothpaste and dental products, which gives everyone the right to choose whether they want to use fluoride or not.

We can apply fluoride in a targeted fashion to the one t...

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12:29

Australian Survival and Preppers.. "IndyWatch Feed National"


Home Invasions & Assaults 2018 to date.


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11:05

Japan, Pacific island nations urge North Korea to denuclearise "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

mainichi.jp | May 19, 2018 


IWAKI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japan and Pacific island countries on Saturday called on North Korea to take concrete actions toward denuclearisation by complying with United Nations' sanctions over its nuclear and missile development, as they wrapped up a two-day summit meeting in northeastern Japan.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Mainichi)


In the joint declaration released after the gathering in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and leaders from 14 Pacific island countries expressed deep concerns over the North evading international sanctions by transferring cargoes at sea.

It is the first time for Japan and the Pacific island countries to mention the North Korean issue in their declaration. Japan has hosted a regional summit with the Pacific island nations every three years since 1997.

The participants at the eight Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting also noted the importance of the complete, verifiable and irreversible scrapping of all of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, while stressing the need of an immediate resolution of the abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

The declaration also touched on the importance of the maritime order based on the rule of law and welcomed the "free and open Indo-Pacific strategy," a policy the Abe administration has pushed ahead with in an apparent effort to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China.

In a keynote speech at the outset of the summit, Abe pledged to support Pacific island countries in enhancing their maritime security capabilities, given their vulnerable coastal security.

"Japan will be unstinting in its assistance toward improving countries' capacity to 'protect the sea,' including each country's legal enforcement capabilities," Abe said.

"It is the rule of law that gives protection to the nations, big and small, for their inher...

10:53

It was a privilege to speak with this young Indonesian woman and her Catholic friend from Surabaya "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last week 27 people were killed and about 50 wounded in 5 ISIS linked terrorist bombings in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. The bombers came from 3 families and included children as young as 9. The attacks started last Sunday when 3 Christian Churches were hit in suicide attacks. Yesterday...

10:33

Indonesia bought $400M worth of attack helicopters last week - while we delivered $320M in aid "IndyWatch Feed National"

Boeing sells the Apache AH 64E for about $48M AUD. This week Indonesia took delivery of 8 of them - not far shy of $400M in one order. It's a bit galling to know that Australia will send Indonesia about $320M in foreign aid this year - the US gives...

10:28

Parkop committed to harness full potential of SMEs, Women Economy Empowerment "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Economic empowerment of women will not only help improve the status of women in PNG but also contribute to the country's greater economic and social future, according to NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

"Traditionally women have been wealth creators in PNG. They are the ones who raise pigs, do the gardening apart from caring for their families. This is the strength and potential women have in PNG to improve their own lives and status, and to contribute to a greater social and economic outcome for the nation. This potential must be harnessed to make equality real and to create more wealth for the nation," he said.

Governor Parkop was speaking at a small ceremony today at Nature Park for awarding of 114 Savings Account Passbook for women from Morata who had undergone basic financial literacy training funded by NCDC at end of 2016 under program initiative by late womens champion and Commissioner of the Board of NCDC Ms Janet Sape called Givim Han Long Life.

NCDC has reaffirmed its commitment in ensuring women involving in small-to-medium businesses in the city are empowered as a pathway for helping nationals to take full or major control over the countrys economy.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop said empowerment of women on all fronts was a catalyst to fully advance the countrys development.

What makes a society, a city or nation great-for a brighter future-is by empowering their women. This is a proven pathway that is in our tradition and so we must tap or harness this to secure a better future both economically and socially. It will benefit women and the entire nation said Mr Parkop.

He reminded fellow menfolk to recognize this potential and abilities in women, and to learn to treat them as equal citizens and not as ill-perceived norms and cultures.

Many of the women receiving the passbook were illiterates and they underwent a financial literacy program that qualified then to have their passbook bank accounts opened with Womens Micro Bank.

It was facilitated by Rural and Urban Women Empowerment Foundation, a non-government organisation based at the Morata suburb.

Govenror Parkop paid tribute to late Janet Sape as a passionate and strong advocate for womens empowerment particularly economic empowerment and equality. He also thank Ms Janet Banebo the Executive Director of Urban and Rural Development Foundation for maintaining the program with the passing...

10:24

PNG's successful hosting of international events attribute to Investment, Corporate Sponsors "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PORT MORESBY: The Papua New Guinea's successful hosting of the international events has been attributed to the governments investment backed by the corporate sponsors according to a State Minister.

In his first official address today to a breakfast in Parliaments State Function Room, honorable William Samb, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Affairs of Bougainville and Sports, none of the major events staged would have taken place without this support.

He was appointed on May 9, 2018.

Just like our business houses, our government led by Prime Minister Peter O Neill recognizes the importance of sport and its role in the community, he told the breakfast attended by members of Carbine International Congress whose main focus is on sports development.

On behalf of the Prime Minister Peter O Neill and his government, Mr Samb commended them for this.

He stepped in for PM ONeill who is away in the Philippines on official engagement.

It is wonderful to know that we have like-minded executives working here in PNG, many of whom have lived here a long time that give so much of their time and funds to supporting sport.

This support ranges from junior development to international representation, he said.

He said the government invested over K1 billion to host the 9th South Pacific Game at facilities that are world class.

I am glad to hear that today you will watch our SP Hunters team play at the new Oil Search National Football Stadium that was completed through a tax credit scheme. I am sure you will have a great afternoon. All the investment by the Government and supported by the private sector is beginning to pay off, he said.

In recent years here are some of our highlights.

1. Hosting the Womens Soccer World Cup 2017 with 50 nations including North Korea Participating
2. SP Hunters win the QLD In trust Cup 2017 after only 4 years in the competition
3. Our Kummuls Rugby League team winning all 3 pool games in the Rugby League Cup in 2017 and holding England to a very respectable score in the Quarter final Success in Rugby Union in particular in the 7s format
4. Winner of the 9th South Pacific Games in 2016 hosted in PNG and including representation from Australia and NZ in selective sports for the first time Medal winning performances at the recent C...

09:58

Selective Outrage: Julie Bishop on Israeli Slaughter And Russian Suspicion "IndyWatch Feed National"

International diplomacy is all about carefully selected words. Words that are supposed to convey a nations feelings without, necessarily, upsetting too deeply another nations feelings.

Unless that other nation is not your ally in which case, its open slather.

Heres what Julie Bishop had to say last week as the death toll in Gaza of unarmed protestors sniped by Israeli soldiers from across the border topped 100 (in total, more than 130 Gazans were killed in six weeks of protests, and thousands more injured).

We recognise that Israel has legitimate security concerns and needs to protect its population, and we call on Israel to be proportionate in its response and refrain from excessive use of force. Australia urges Palestinian protesters to refrain from violence and attempting to enter into Israeli territory during the March of Return.

Presumably, that legitimate security concern included gunning down an unarmed protestor running away from the Israeli border with a tire.

For the record, the violence directed by Gazans resulted in zero injuries to Israelis.

Now heres Bishops remarkably similar statement in 2014, during Israels assault on Gaza, called, without a hint of irony, Operation Protective Edge.

The retaliatory acts from both sides that have led to civilian deaths and injuries are deeply regrettable, and I call on all parties to exercise restraint and do everything necessary to avoid a further escalation of violence.

For the record, Israel lost 67 soldiers, and six civilians in that outbreak of violence. By contrast, 2,300 Gazans we killed, more than 500 of them children, and over 10,000 injured, with about 100,000 homes destroyed.

Now heres Julie Bishops response when Russia was accused earlier this year (without any real evidence, save for claims from countries which brought you the 2004 invasion of Iraq based on their weapons of mass destruction intel) of a chemical attack on two former Russian citizens in Britain.

Together with many nations, including our closest allies, Australia stands with the United Kingdom as we condemn the outrageous use of a banned Russian nerve agent on British soil, in the first chemical weapons attack in Europe since World War II. The Russian Government must explain how a military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia was used in the UK, endangering the lives of hundreds of people.

So an attack on two British citizens which claimed zero lives, and was allegedly perpetrated by a nation not allied with Australia, requires condemnation. But a series of attacks by a nation that is allied with Australia, which resulte...

09:23

Japanese WWII veteran working to bring fallen soldiers back to their homeland "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

18 May 2018

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has paid tribute to Japanese World War II veteran, Masai Horie, who works to recover the remains of Japanese soldiers and bring them back to Japan.
Prime Minister ONeill, Horie and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Horie, who was prisoner-of-war in Rabaul in 1945, is 103 years old, has traveled to Papua New Guinea 18 times and is a former member of parliament in Japan.
It was an honour to meet Mr Horie tonight, ONeill said.
His tireless efforts to bring his countrymen home is outstanding and has earned him the highest respect in both of our countries.
"Papua New Guinea is the final resting place of so many courageous men and women from both sides of the war.
Our nation will always accord the highest respect to those still buried in our soil.
We will continue to work closely with Japan in their efforts to repatriate the remains of the fallen, and return them to their homeland."

09:02

Camping at Amamoor "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Platypus

We camped for 3 nights at Cedar Grove, Amamoor State Forest. Amamoor has become something of a favourite, this being our fourth camp there. A Platypus showing closely at Amama picnic area on the way in was a good start.

Amamoor Creek
We had clear, cool weather with plenty of birds about. Paradise Riflebird was calling sporadically and a pair fed regularly close to our camp. Regent Bowerbird and Satin Bowerbird in small numbers occasionally came into the camping ground to feed. Russet-tailed Thrush was calling commonly but didn't show.

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08:35

PM ONeill arrives in Japan for PALM8 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

18 May 2018

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter ONeill, has arrived in Japan for the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (SOM8).
Prime Minister ONeill with Prime Minister Abe and Ms Akie Abe

Held every three years in Japan, the PALM brings Pacific Island Nations together in discussion with Japan to develop initiatives for regional growth and co-operation.
Being held in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, from May 18-19, the Leaders Meeting has the theme We are Islanders Partnership towards Prosperous, Free and Open Pacific".
ONeill welcomed the talks that he said will provide an opportunity for the region to engage with Japan on issues of mutual interest.
Japan is very much involved in projects that strengthen economic advancement and enhance community development around the Pacific, he said.
Papua New Guinea is working with Japan on a number of initiatives that are strengthening infrastructure in our country, particularly as we prepare to host the APEC Summit in November.
"This includes the Port Moresby Sewage System Upgrade Project, the Reconstruction of bridges in East New Britain and capacity building support through the Volunteers Program.
I look forward to the meetings over the coming days and discussion with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as we work together in the interests of improving regional infrastructure."
The PALM Leaders Summit will be co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Japan, and the Prime Minister of Samoa,  as the current Chair of the Pacific Island Forum.

08:03

Phillipines President Duterte welcomes stronger ties with PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Address by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the State Dinner in Manila, 16 May 2018:

Today in our meetings, I have seen the true spirit of friendship and cooperation, having agreed to work together on matters of mutual interest, particularly in increasing an environment of trade and investment, and further strengthening the very important agricultural and fisheries sectors.

Tonight we have strengthened the foundations of mutual respect, not only at the official level, but more at a personal level.
The 35,000 Filipinos living and working in PNG and the hundreds of PNG citizens studying in the Philippines are living truth of friendship that we aim to strengthen in the the years to come.
The Philippines have further deepened our engagements in PNG as we support PM O'Neill's Chairmanship of this year's APEC Leaders Summit.
I am truly honoured for this evening's occassion, as this is your first official visit to the Philippines.
Today will reaffirm this relationship as we celebrate this opportunity to build on from strength to strength.
Today marks a new chapter where we chart a new destiny as sovereign states.

08:00

May 20 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1786 - That convict lass celebrated for her escape, Mary Bryant, was charged at the Exeter Assizes with assault and robbery, convicted and sentenced to death. Her sentence was commuted to transportation for seven years, and she was taken from Exeter jail to the hulk Dunkirk off Plymouth, where she remained until transhipped to the transport Charlotte in the First Fleet for Botany Bay.

1799 - Simon Taylor was hanged at Parramatta for the murder of his wife Anne Taylor.

1804 - The last of David Collins' failed Sorrento Settlement upped sticks and hied themselves forth in high dudgeon to the Derwent.

1804 - The Sydney Gazette reported on a small success with the experimental " Vaccination upon several Children of the Military".

1804 - The Sydney Gazette gave a very good example of why street cricket didn't take off for a number of years when it reported,
"...a young child playing near the lower end of the Parade was tossed by a cart bullock, but the horn being only entangled in the clothing, the infant fortunately received no injury."
Six and out?

1818 - Poor old Father Jeremiah O'Flynn - remember, the priest without correct credentials? - he got booted out of the country back to the UK.
Couldn't just sneak any old crim into this country, ya know....

1819 - Gov Macquarie opened the Hyde Park barracks (designed for 600 male convicts)  with great ceremony and a special feast for the prisoners, and used the occasion to make convict architect Francis Greenway's pardon absolute.

1820 - Todays Hobart Town Gazette published Govt Orders bitterly complaining of frequent gunfire...
"THE frequent Discharge of Fire Arms within the Town, and even in the Streets of Sydney both by Day end Night, which has lately taken Place, to the great Annoyance and Danger of the Inhabitants,rendering it necessary to call the Attention of all Descriptions of Persons to this Circumstance, and particularly to require the Constables and Peace Officers to be prompt and vigilant in rigidly enforcing the present standing Orders, against all Persons who shall hereafter be found discharging Guns, Pistols, or Fire Arms of any Description whatever, within the Streets or Town of Sydney ; it is hereby ordered and directed, that the Constables and all other the Peace Officers and Watchmen, do seize and secure all Persons whatever, who shall after the present Date be found using or discharging Fire Arms in the Town of Sydney, whether by Day and Night, unless in lawful Cases of necessary Self-defence, and bring such Offender or Offenders before a Magistrate, to be dealt with according to Law ; and all Persons are required to take Notice, that whoever shall henceforth be convicted of using or discharging Fire Arms within the Town of Sydney, will be subject to Fine and imprisonment...."

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07:52

APEC Trade Ministers to Seek Common Ground in Port Moresby "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies, the worlds largest trading area, are set to convene in Port Moresby in an effort to secure the regions resurgent growth.

In focus during the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting on 25-26 May will be ways to support and improve the multilateral trading system, deepen regional economic integration and connectivity, and foster sustainable, inclusive growth through digital development. This includes promoting ICT use to deepen market access for businesses of all sizes in the region.

Trade Ministers will draw upon policy consultations now underway here by trade and sectoral officials, to conclude with a meeting of APEC Senior Officials on 23-24 May. They will also take into account the findings of the latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis to be revealed on 23 May as well as recommendations from the APEC Business Advisory Council.

We recognize how important a period this is for trade and the momentum our economies need to make progress, said Ivan Pomaleu, Papua New Guineas Ambassador to APEC and 2018 Chair of APEC Senior Officials. Our commitment to seek common ground in APEC is guided by a shared desire to improve the lives of our people.

Growth in the region continues to show encouraging signs but it is vulnerable to growing trade frictions, added Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat. We need to resolve trade worries, improve coordination to open digital opportunities and help reskill workers to help keep improving peoples livelihoods in the region.

Trade Ministers will consider ideas presented by scholars from the APEC Study Center Consortium as well as policy prescriptions fleshed out by APEC technical working groups. Areas of emphasis will include assisting women-led entrepreneurship and trade, fisheries and food supply chains, and free trade agreements.

Trade Ministers will also take into account a briefing from World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevdo on 25 May.

Ensuring that policy keeps up with the pace of change in the Asia-Pacific and channels innovation in sustainable and inclusive ways is a real challenge in the current environment, Dr Bollard concluded. Working together to advance practical trade solutions to continue the regions growth momentum is important for us all.

07:39

PM O'Neill thanks Philippines for ongoing relationship "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has thanked the President of the Philippines for the ongoing strengthening of relations between the two countries, that is delivering benefits in education, agriculture and healthcare.
He has completed an Official State Visit to the Philippines where he met with Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, senior government officials and business leaders.

ONeill said the major outcome to come from the visit is the reassertion of how close the Philippines is to Papua New Guinea, both in geography and in cultural characteristics.
Our two countries have many similarities, in our governance and legal processes, in our approach to business and in our Christian values," he said.

The Philippines is a very community orientated country with respect for family and tradition.
The islands of the Philippines also share very strong similarities with all island nations around the Pacific.
Now as we increase our co-operation in areas such as agriculture and education, the bonds between our people will continue to grow.

Papua New Guinea has a very close friend in the Philippines.
We have had diplomatic relations for 43 years, but we have been friends for hundreds of years since Filipinos came with the missionaries.

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07:37

Nick Cave: He was trapped and needed to do something: Nick Cave felt paralysed after his son Arthurs death and needed to make upcoming film to move forward, director reveals "IndyWatch Feed National"

Arthur Cave had taken hallucinogenic drugs on the night he died, the inquest heard

Arthur Cave had taken hallucinogenic drugs on the night he died, the inquest heard

It is impossible to feel the pain Australian musician Nick Cave and his wife Susie Bick feel after the loss of their twin son Arthur in a tragic accident in England in a few years ago.

I have five sons, aged 34, 27, 13, 4 and 3. If anything happened to any of my sons it would be a catastrophe. One of my sons came near to dying in 2010, and that was really traumatic for me.

So we can empathise with Nick Cave and his wife Susie Bick, as they continue their life journey without one if their twins Arthur.

 

Daily Mail Australia

He was trapped and needed to do something: Nick Cave felt paralysed after his son Arthurs death and needed to make upcoming film to move forward, director reveals

By Nic White and Jenny Awford For Daily Mail Australia

PUBLISHED: 12 August 2016

His son plunged to his death from an 18...

07:33

UN delivers stunning rebuke to Israel: Votes to investigate Gaza massacre "IndyWatch Feed National"

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) just issued a stunning rebuke to Israel, voting through a resolution calling on the council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry... to investigate all alleged violations and abuses... in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018," while the UN human rights chief slammed Israel's "wholly disproportionate response." The UN's top human rights body passed the resolution with 29 votes in favor, two opposed and 14 abstentions. The two HRC members in opposition were the United States and Australia (the UK abstained), with Israel condemning the vote, which was proposed by a group of countries including Pakistan. Both the US and Israel criticized the resolution's language for failing to mention Hamas - the militant group ruling over Gaza - which Israel blames for the scores of civilians killed during the 'Great March of Return' protests.

07:26

07:00

All care, no policy: Liberal party pretenders exposed | Greg Jericho "IndyWatch Feed National"

On the ABC, the gender gap, climate change and wage growth, the Liberals pretend to care while making sure nothing changesSign up to receive the latest Australian opinion pieces every weekdayIt probably should be no surprise that last night's royal wedding became part of the political debate this week. But the criticism by government members highlighted yet again the Liberal party's policy of pretending to care about something while simultaneously doing everything to work against it.Peter [...]

05:00

Tragedy awaits as PNG runs out of HIV & other medicines "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dr Glen Mola
Dr Glen Mola - 'becoming more difficult for doctors & nurses to stay positive'

GLEN MOLA

PORT MORESBY Its not always good news. Today we heard at our staff meeting at Port Moresby General Hospital that we have run out of antiretroviral (ART or HIV) medicines.

We have many thousands of HIV positive people on treatment in the National Capital District (and several more thousands around the rest of the country) and they may not have any medicine to take unless new supplies arrive in the very near future.

People on ART must take their medicine every single day: if they stop and start again they are very likely to breed resistant HIV.

This is not only bad (in fact life-threatening) for the patient, but life-threatening for everybody else in the community who might catch HIV from them.

We also don't have any syphilis test kits in the country. Syphilis used to be the commonest cause of stillbirth (babies dying inside their mothers) in our audit statistics - and after we started routine testing of all mothers coming to ante-natal clinics and treating the positives we virtually eliminated this scourge from our pregnant mums.

But now, with no test kits available, the syphilis problem will come back and many babies will die.

And this week we ran out of oxytocin, the drug that prevents women from losing too much blood when they deliver babies.

The commonest cause of death when oxytocin is not available is post-partum haemorrhage (excessive bleeding after the birth); so we are probably going to see a lot more mothers die even when they come to hospital to have a supervised birth.

And we are very short of surgical sutures - the special thread and needle that surgeons use to sew up patients during and after operations.

Every day we don't have some essential item that is critical to standard medical practice.

And the PNG government does not pay for any of the family planning commodities - pills, depo-provera, implants etc. They are all donated to us by the United Nations Population Fund and other overseas d......

04:45

Obama really did spy on Trump campaign: CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC all bury 'Crossfire Hurricane' story "IndyWatch Feed National"

In a shocking admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an investigation dubbed "Crossfire Hurricane" into Trump's campaign 100 days before the Presidential election. The FBI was spying on the opposition party's campaign 100 days before the election. The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors. Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer he knew who had Hillary's emails.

04:25

Elite Now Bragging About Using Penis Skin Taken from Babies to Make Their Faces Look Younger "IndyWatch Feed National"

Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock have made headlines recently by revealing their secret to maintaining young and healthy looking skin. The duo have nicknamed the procedure the Penis Facial due to the fact that the serum used in the process is derived from the foreskin of Korean babies.

Known officially as the Hollywood EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Facial, so-called penis facials have earned the nickname not just because the process smells like sperm, but because it requires a serum derived from the cells of the foreskin of newborn babies.

Whats more is that not only are they publicly admitting to the use of mutilated baby penis parts to look younger, but they are celebrating it. On Thursday, Bullock went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to explain why shes so happy about this treatment and to explain the reason it has been called the Penis Facial.

As if to imply babies across an ocean dont matter as much as babies here, the serum, Bullock tells DeGeneres, is an extraction from a piece of skin that came from a young person far, far away.

However, Ellen bluntly pointed out, that it is indeed derived from the foreskin from a Korean baby.

In an interview in Vogue magazine last month, Blanchett raved about the Penis Facial too, as she callously admitted that she doesnt even know what it is.

Sandra Bullock and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial, Blanchett told Vogue Australia. Its something I dont know what it is, or whether its just cause it smells a bit like sperm theres some enzyme in it so Sandy refers to it as the penis facial.

In an interview with People Magazine, the inventor of the treatment, Georgia Louise explains, EGF is derived from the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from Korean newborn baby foreskin which helps to generate collagen and elastin.

Bullock jokingly explained that she loves the treatment and pointed out the obvious.

Its not like Im lying there with little pieces all over my face, she laughs. I cal...

04:06

How to Harness Your Sexual Energy With 9 Easy Steps "IndyWatch Feed National"

High sexual energy is nearly universal in new relationships but tends to decline after a few years.  You know what happens life gets busy, a couple of kids come along, careers become more demanding, family members need more of your time and attention and suddenly your sexual energy is gone. You can probably remember it, but very often you just cant feel it.

Fortunately, maintaining your sexual energy or getting it back isnt usually hard. And it can be a lot of fun. But it does require some of your time and attention, just like maintaining your physical, mental and emotional energy requires some time and attention.

So if the sexual energy in your relationship is drooping or totally missing in action dont despair.  Here are 9  ways to boost your sexual energy.

Make time to talk.

Talking about our emotions helps us feel bonded, so were more likely to want to have sex, says Isiah McKimmie, a certified Somatic sex therapist who specializes in Tantra, somatic sexology, and Gestalt psychotherapy. Many women who come to see me say theyve lost interest in sex, but in fact, theyve lost the feeling of connection to their partner. Make time to sit down and talk things through. Address issues and make a point of telling your partner often how great he is: this helps him open up, too.

Harness flower power.

Flower essences rebalance the emotional side of your spirit, which may be damping down your sexual drive. Leonie Sinclair, a certified flower remedy practitioner from Triple Tranquillity Therapy Centre, suggests Bach Olive flower essence (to boost sexual energy and extinguish exhaustion and fatigue), Australian Bush Flowers She-Oak (to balance hormones), and Wedding Bush (to strengthen your relationship).

More sex, less stress.

A study published in Biological Psychology found that men and women who had recently had intercourse responded better to stress than those who abstained. An intense sensation of euphoria, calm and relaxation follows orgasm, due to the release of the hormones oxytocin, which helps us bond and creates the urge to nurture, and prolactin, which plays a role in lactation, but also an important role in the regulation of the immune system.

Fatten up.

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04:00

Cheated landowners threaten to close fish processing plants "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Majestic Seafoods
Majestic Seafoods cannery line in Lae

SCOTT WAIDE | Asia Pacific Report

LAE - Landowning clans in here are threatening to close down five fish processing plants if the government does not review the existing agreements that govern them.

The clans, which include the Ahi and the Busulum, say they have been cheated of development benefits.

Since the agreements were signed four years ago, they have received K5,000 a year for the five portions of land they own.

The threat comes after three years of complicated wrangling with the government and the companies over landowner benefits.

If the landowners ge their way, Majestic Seafoods, Frabelle and three other fish processing factories will be forced to shut down on Tuesday.

Landowner company BUP Development is calling on the National Fisheries Authority to review the existing agreements so that they receive more in terms of landowner benefits.

After four years, it has become clear landowners got a bad deal.

The landowners are paid a total of K5,000 annually for the five land portions they leased to the companies. The deal was negotiated by the provincial administration at the start of the projects.

Apart from a K2 million premium payment made several years ago, the landowners receive little else.

They are also not party to agreements between the state and the fish processing companies.

They also do not know what the terms of the state agreement are.

The landowner company issued a seven-day notice to the government to come to Lae for negotiations.

They are demanding K20 million in compensation as well as a review of the memorandum of agreement they signed with the companies.

03:00

The writer: staying home, making it there or on the literary trail "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Griffith ReviewRASHMII BELL

BRISBANE - Managing connections, exploring ideas and interpretations, refining skills or simply absorbing literary knowledge are amongst the array of reasons why writers and readers gravitate towards each other.

The shape of these meeting points differ, as does their meaning and significance.

Consider the fictional Letters Library in the young adult novel, Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley:

Customers are allowed to write in the books in the Letter Library. They can circle words that they love, highlight lines. They can leave notes in the margins, leave thoughts about the meaning of thingsthey leave whole letters and put them between pages in the booksMostly people write to strangers who love the same books as them and some stranger somewhere, writes back.

Crowleys multi-award nominated book follows the exploits of teenager Rachel Sweetie, whose experience of family grief pivots the trademark stumble from awkward adolescence to adulthood.

Rachel and best friend Henry Jones narrate their changing relationship and share the lives of the small group of dedicated writers and readers around them.

Moments in these lives are revealed through introspective notes and letters placed in the Letters Library of the Jones family-owned second-hand bookstore, Howling Books.

At last weekends inaugural Queensland LoveYA event, Cath Crowley was in conversation with fellow Australian young adult (YA) author, Steph Bowe.

Manoeuvring through a series of author-to-author questions, Crowley explained the inspiration for Howling Books as being drawn from her interconnected view of books as an implement of time travel and second-hand bookstores as a portal for communication through time and place.

And so the imaginary Letter Library was created, leaving mock letters in bookstores throughout the Victorian suburbs of Carlton and Yarraville the fictitious Howling Books bookstore as a centre for communication.

In mid-April, the Creative Industries Faculty of the Queensland University of Technology through its On the Terrace: Writers Seminar series explored ideas around defining a literary centre, its importance to a writers development and what it means for a writer on the outskirts.

Esteem......

01:51

Commercial rice production to begin in co-operation with the Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Price of rice to drop when PNG produces rice locally

Ensuring food security for Papua New Guinea into the future has been given a boost through an arrangement that will see hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice planted, and deliver a reduction in the price of rice in the country.
Speaking at the end of an official State Visit to the Republic of the Philippines last week, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter ONeill, said that a memorandum of understanding on agricultural co-operation has been signed that will lead to extensive rice cultivation.
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill speaking at the end of an official State Visit to the Republic of the Philippines

ONeill said understanding has been reached with Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, and his government, to co-operate in the production of rice for the benefit of both countries.
Food security is essential for the future survival of all countries in the world, because if we cannot find enough food for a fast increasing population everyone will suffer, he said.
Papua New Guinea and the Philippines have agreed to work together to enhance the food security for both countries.
The Philippines will provide technical advice, private sector investment and people to guide our farmers to establish many thousands of hectares of rice production in Papua New Guinea.
Rice grown at these farms will be sold in the domestic market in Papua New Guinea, and in the long term, rice not required for domestic consumption will be sold to the Philippines at market rates.
This is an innovative approach to confront the looming problem of food security by drawing on the strengths of each country.
Papua New Guinea has hundreds of thousands of hectares of fertile land that is suitable for rice production, and the Philippines has the technical knowledge and the investment capital.
Our soil for rice cultivation has never been commercially farmed, and is rich in nutrient delivering almost twice the yield per hectare of most ri...

00:36

UN head says Gazans caged in a toxic slum from birth to death as human rights council votes to investigate Israel "IndyWatch Feed National"

The United Nations hightest human rights group voted Friday in Geneva to investigate Israel for human rights violations in the military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018 in the Gaza Strip, after convening a special session.

The the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) passed the resolution with 29 votes in favor and 14 abstentions. The U.S. and Australia alone voted against it.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized the council after the meeting, defending Israel for engaging in legitimate defense of its own border against terrorist attacks.

It is another shameful day for human rights, Haley said.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Aviva Raz Shechter lambasted the decision, stating while Israel deeply regrets any civilian loss of life, the responsibility for the death of demonstrators who were shot by Israeli forces can only be attributed to Hamass cynical exploitation of its own population, in a violent campaign against Israel.

Israel unilaterally disengage from Gaza in summer 2005. There is no occupation in Gaza. It is a myth, she said, referring to the protest on Monday as a riot.

Shechter mocked the notion that Palestinians were hosting a peaceful protests.

By supporting the convening of this session they unwisely embolden the Hamas terror organization. There is nothing peaceful in Molotov cocktails, explosive devices and meat-cleavers, Shechter said, adding criticism for the Ramallah based Palestinian Authority. In 2007 the Palestinian Authority and Hamas divided their governments between the West Bank and Gaza, although there has been numerous failed attempts at reconciliation in recent years.

Shechter accused the Palestinian Authority of willingly taking part in the implementation of Hamass strategy, which was outlined as to Blame Israel. Complain to the UN.

Traditionally UNHRC considers independent inquires into human rights violations only after a member nation has exhausted a domestic investigation.

This unnecessary resolution should have been avoided, because of the credibility of Israels robust investigative mechanisms, and its steadfast respect of IHL [International Humanitarian Law], Shechter said.

After the vote, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said over social media, the Human Rights Council again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body that aims to harm Israel and to back up terror.

On Thursday Israels Defense Minister.........

00:23

A tribute to Moses Tau "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

By REUBEN AOPI

Papua New Guineas singing sensation Moses Tau was born on May 16, 1969, the very same day he died.
The late Moses Tau

Moses Gou was then adopted by his elder sister, hence,  the change of his surname to Tau (as reported by his biological sister, Alice Gou, during an interview with PNG TV, shortly after he had passed, May 16, 2018 on his birthday) when he turned 49.
Little did she know that a star was being placed in her arms to love and to be raised. God Bless the people of Barakau for that and for many other great things.
Moses Tau was what Papua New Guineans came to know.
 He later adopted   a very catchy and extravagant stage name, Moshanty.
 I grew up in a tiny island called Daru.
We had a tape recorder which belonged to my elder brother, Wesley.
 Moses and the Reflections was the name of the cassette we had along with a CD from his album Moses Says Aloha.
They played endlessly.
The style of music he had was superb and contagious.
The type that would leave you tapping your foot and the next thing you know, youre swaying your hips.
 Im typing this with no regrets as I have my headphones blasting with "Penekovu Medu bona Hurehure, which means rain and waves in the Motu language.
 A song sung about a canoe.
One of my personal favourites.
He was a vibrant soul, one who literally lit up the room whenever he entered.
Moses was full of joy and always eager to help out, no matter what the problem was.I
 will always be grateful for that.
In 2016, we had our Christmas Party here in Digicels HQ.
 I was told to phone Moshanty and have him join us as per my boss' request.
I was starstuck and lost for words when he picked up on the other side of the line.
An absolute privileg...

00:10

Passenger Overboard from Princess Sun "IndyWatch Feed National"

A passenger has been reported overboard from the Princess Sun cruise ship today, according to 9News in Australia. The passenger is an Australian man in his 80's.  

In a statement, Princess Cruises stated that the passenger intentionally went overboard.

The Princess Sun departed from Fremantle, Australia six days ago, and was half way through a 12-day cruise. The overboard occurred when the cruise ship was approximately 100 nautical Princess Sunmiles southeast of Singapore.

Passengers reportedly state that the captain of the ship made an announcement of the passenger's disappearance and turned the ship around to conduct search and rescue operations. It reportedly took an hour to return to the spot where the man went overboard. Another newspaper in Australian reports that that the captain told passengers that CCTV footage confirmed the man went overboard. Indonesian search and rescue authorities released the cruise ship after her crew had searched until dark for the missing man.

A passenger posted a photograph of a rescue boat that had been deployed to search for the overboard passenger. 

According to cruise expert Professor Ross Klein, 311 people have gone overboard from cruise ships in the last 18 years. 

This incident is similar to a situation three and a half years ago when an 84-year-old went overboard from the Sun Princess while it was sailing from New Zealand to Sydney, in November of 2014. 

The last overboard from the Princess Sun occurred around a year ago when a passenger went overboard from the Princess cruise ship. This occurred in February of 2017. There was no explanation how the woman went overboard. The good news is that she was rescued after approximately 45 minutes in the water.

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22:50

Paedophile Alan Jones took bribes off Qantas now he accuses Qantas CEO Alan Joyce of taking bribes off the Wagner family "IndyWatch Feed National"

It is extremely risky trying to fight defenceless defamation cases which Alan Jones and Fairfax Media shareholders are finding out now. 2GB radio announcer Alan Jones and the Fairfax Media owned 2GB are being sued for defamation in Brisbane by the Wagner family who are seeking $4.8 million in damages. Mr Jones is being sued by []

22:29

Gaza: United Nations Votes To Launch War Crimes Investigation Into Israeli Armys Use Of Force "IndyWatch Feed National"

The resolution, which was debated Friday during the Council's 28th special session to discuss international law violations during protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. The resolution, which sort to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry, was supported by 29 members. Only the United States and Australia voted against the resolution, 14 nations abstained. The Great March of Return began on March 30, Palestinian Land Day. Since then, Palestinian have protested every Friday to demand their right to return to the towns and villages they were expelled from during and after the creation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.

21:31

ExxonMobil PNG announces 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Awards to recognise digital technology innovation usage by micro, small and medium enterprises
Award nominees to receive complimentary IBBM Enterprise Centre business assessment
Winners announced at ABAC MSME Summit in September

Port Moresby: ExxonMobil PNG Limited, operator of the PNG LNG Project, has announced the inaugural SME Digital Innovation Awards in partnership with the IBBM Enterprise Centre that is set to recognise achievements of Papua New Guinean businesses contributing to digital innovation.

The 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards will be presented at the PNG APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit and will be focused on SMEs that utilise digital technology innovation as part of their processes, or that provide a service using technology.

Awards will be presented across three categories including micro, small and medium enterprises.

ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director Andrew Barry said ExxonMobil PNG is committed to recognising and encouraging SMEs that use technology platforms to continue evolving in an ever-growing digital world.

It is important that we, as a company, contribute to developing capacity, and assist smaller organisations to remain competitive and ensure equal participation in economic activities, Barry said. The digital innovation awards will encourage MSMEs to be creative and diversify into operational areas that utilise technology to ensure growth and sustainability across the country.

The 2018 SME Digital Innovation Awards are sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG and managed by its long-standing partner, the IBBM Enterprise Centre. Through ExxonMobil PNGs partnership with IBBM, more than 19,000 entrepreneurs and local businesses have been supported since 2010 and 32,000 training days and nearly 500 business assessments have been conducted at the Enterprise Centre. 

ExxonMobil PNG continues to invest in local businesses with almost 2.3 billion Kina spent on Papua New Guinean services, including 581.6 million Kina spent with landowner companies since the start of production.

Award submissions are open to micro, small and medium businesses operating in Papua New Guinea. Each business who applies and is nominated for an award will receive a complimentary busi...

21:23

Expert Advice Now Available for Home Buyers in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PNGs house buying market is slowly educating itself on how to buy quality and affordable homes.  Expert advice is increasingly available from a variety of sources including banks and insurers as well as some of the construction companies themselves.
Andrew Avenell of Port Moresby based construction company Rhodes (PNG) says its in his companys best interest to educate home buyers on what to look for in a quality home.  We spend a lot of time giving people the information they need so that they can buy the right home for their family a home that will last them a lifetime.  We remind them to do their homework, shop around and always check on the credentials of the builder such as whether they are licensed, registered with the IPA, properly insured and if they always use Australian Standard building materials.  Very importantly we also advise people to frame their homes with high quality galvanised steel rather than wood. 
Banks such as BSP have already done their own homework on many PNGs builders with quality companies like Rhodes being granted approved contractor status.  Home buyers are urged to check whether the builder they choose has been similarly approved. 
Another area of advice Rhodes has for home buyers relates to the ongoing costs of home ownership including building maintenance (repairs) and utilities (electricity and water).  Housing affordability is not just the price paid upon purchase.  Buyers are wise to choose a well-built steel framed home which will have significantly lower maintenance costs and a design that minimises energy and water costs.  Options such as solar panels and water recycling are also worth considering as an increasing number of affordable options are now available.
Avenells advice on how to buy a quality family home was well received at last years Real Estate show.  He has been invited back to this years show to share his expertise in Modern Building Techniques.  Avenell says that its Rhodes integration of technology throughout every facet of its operations that enables it to produce high quality homes at such affordable prices.  Because we are prefabrication specialists, most of our construction gets done on the factory floor rather than on the actual job site.  This enables us to build quickly a quick build is a cost effective build.  It also gives us maximum control over quality which means better homes for PNG families.
For more information on Rhodes homes contact them...

21:15

A Bill of Rights for Australia, Anyone? "IndyWatch Feed National"

On September 18, 2014, citizens of Australia rally to protest the dawn raids of Muslim homes by police in Lakemba, NSW

by Mary W Maxwell

Some say Australia needs a Bill of Rights. Gumshoe hereby invites any reader to propose a right. Our journalistic staff (if you could call it that) seems to be in a jocular mood at the moment (no reason given), so we dont forbid you to send a jocular offering. Still, serious ones would be especially appreciated.

For historical purposes, I am going to list, below, the United States rights never mind the apparent lull in their enforcement nowadays. These ten rights went into the US Con as amendments thereto. For an amendment to get in, three-fourths of the states must ratif...

20:18

Box of soil from Crete battlefield for War Monument in Australia (video) "IndyWatch Feed National"

77 years after the Battle of Crete, the Municipality of Rethymno gave a box with soil from the battlefield to Ambassador of Australia. The move followed a request of the Australian government that will put the box  together with another 99 boxes of soil from different battlefields at a monument in Sydney on the occasion

The post Box of soil from Crete battlefield for War Monument in Australia (video) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

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19:05

NASA says Clear Human Fingerprints on Global Water Shortage "IndyWatch Feed National"

Before (Year 2000); After (Year 2017)

NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds Clear Human Fingerprints

From an Article by Julia Conley, Common Dreams, May 17, 2018

PHOTO: The Aral Sea, seen in a NASA satellite image, in year 2000 on the left versus 2017 on the right. (Modis/Terra/NASA)

With a first-of-its-kind satellite study, NASA scientists have identified more than 30 parts of the globe where the depletion of freshwater has been most dramatic, largely due to human activity and the climate crisis.

Parts of India, the Middle East, Australia, the Arctic, Antarctica, and California were among the places pointed out in the new study, published in Nature on Wednesday, as areas where an overuse of groundwater resources from irrigation, agricultural, and industry projects, as well as the loss of glaciers and ice sheets, have led to water shortages.

NASA has identified more than 30 hotspots where freshwater is in particular danger.

The findings showed a clear human fingerprint on the drying out of the earth, the authors of the report told the Guardian.

Aside from the warming planets effect on rapidly melting polar ice, the extraction of water from rivers like those that feed into the Aral Sea in Central Asia, for the purposes of farming and industrial use, have resulted in dramatic losses of freshwater.

Over-extraction has been especially problematic in parts of India and China, according to the study, causing a rapid decline in the availability of water despite normal rainfall levels.

The fact that extractions already exceed recharge during normal precipitation does not bode well for the availability of groundwater during future droughts, wrote the studys authors.

This report is a warning and an insight into a future threat, Jonathan Farr of the charity WaterAid told The Guardian. We need to ensure that investment in water keeps pace with industrialization and farming. Governments need to get to grips with this.

The worst-affected regions were uninhabited parts of the globe like Antarctica where 10 percent of the icy continents glaciers are now in retreat, according to a study published last month.

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18:43

Yogyakarta: Urgent Solidarity Call for Detained Anarchist Brian Valentino "IndyWatch Feed National"

18 May Since the day of his arrest, May 1st until May 16th 2018, our comrade Brian Valentino who were beaten and tortured have been denied of his rights for legal advocate or lawyer. Ever since he was arrested its already 15 days of interogation without the company of a lawyer or advocate.The police or the legal aid havent gave us a clear reason about this, therefore we are not sure that whether the police or the legal advocate who refuse to help him.

To be clear, we received information from Brian Valentinos dad who have just visited him after a week and he make sure that Brian was the only arrestees who havent given any legal aid for 15 days since arrest.

Therefore we urge to the comrades national and international to strengthen solidarity with Brian Valentino, our dear anarchist friend, who have been refused of his rights for legal aid. We are not limiting the solidarity, it can be legal or whatever. But for donation to the family and defendants:

Donation: BRI 5175-01-001-257-503 (Ilona)
Email: palanghitam@riseup.net

Or communicate this to the local Indonesian embassy. By any means necessary

Anarchist Black Cross/Anti-Authoritarian Solidarity Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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18:08

Length-of field try saves Hunters "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

QRL Media
Sat 19 May 2018, 05:08 PM

A length-of-the-field try to Watson Boas try late in the game saw the PNG Hunters claim a home win against a spirited Central Queensland Capras side in Round 11.

Played in muggy heat, the game saw both sides struggle at times with errors compounding the energy-sapping defence for both teams.

However, the Capras started brightly with Junior Kirisome over in the far left-hand corner in the second minute.

However, the Hunters were able to hit back 10 minutes later when Rahdly Brawa able to crash in under the posts after strong run got the Hunters into attacking position. A nice pass back inside to the unmarked forward saw the crowd go up at one.

The Hunters extended their lead soon after when Edene Gebbie was over out to the far right of the field.

Neither side was able to cross again and the Hunters held a 10-4 lead at the break.

It was a close opening to the second half, and it too until just over 20 minutes left to go in the match for the defences to be breached with the Capras pushing wide to the left for Maipele Morseau bringing the scores to 10-8.

The later stages of the half showed how much both teams wanted the win but trying too hard again saw them produce too many errors.

Ase Boas produced a key play when his kick lifted and swirled in the breeze, with the Capras falling backwards when trying to catch, and it dislodged for a knock on.

The Capras pushed hard and were nearly over but the Hunters were able to hold them out and then land the knock-out blow when Watson Boas was able to read an attacking kick by the Capras with six minutes to go, picking up the ball off his toes when standing on his own try line before running away to seal the game.

17:34

Port Moresby General Hospital runs out of drugs "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

By Dr GLEN MOLA


Dr Glen Mola


Not always good news! 
Today we heard at our PMGH (Port Moresby General Hospital) staff meeting that we have run out of antiretroviral (ART or HIV drugs) medicines. 
We have many thousands of HIV positive people on treatment in NCD (and several more thousand around the rest of the country) and they may not have any medicine to take unless new supplies arrive in the very near future. 
People on ART must take their medicine every single day: they they stop and start again they are very likely to breed resistant HIV. 
This is not only bad (in fact life-threatening) for the patient, but life-threatening for everybody else in the community who might catch the HIV from them. 
We also don't have any syphilis test kits in the country.
Syphilis used to be the commonest cause of stillbirth (babies dying inside their mothers) in our audit stats.- and after we started routine testing of all mothers coming to AN clinics (and treating the positives) we virtually eliminated this scourge from our pregnant mums.
 But now with no test kits available, the syphilis problem will come back again and many babies will die.
And this week we ran out of Oxytocin, the drug that prevents women from losing too much blood when they deliver their babies.  The commonest cause of death when oxytocin is not available is post partum hemorrhage (or excessive bleeding after the birth); so we are probably now going to see a lot more mothers dies even when they come to hospital to have a supervised birth.
And we are very short of surgical sutures - the special thread and needle that surgeons use to sew up their patients during and after operations. 
Every day we don't have some essential item that is critical to save medical practice.
And the PNG government does not even pay for any of the family planning commodities - pills, depo, implants etc. - they are all dona...

17:31

All you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal - from the friendly folk at Hizb ut-Tahrir "IndyWatch Feed National"

Julie Bishop doesn't like President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear "deal". Neither does Hizb ut-Tahrir. Strange company ole Jules keeps. http://www.hizb-australia.org/2018/05/qa-trumps-withdrawal-from-the-nuclear-deal/ Q&A: Trumps Withdrawal from the Nuclear Deal Below is a Question that was sent through to the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, our eminent scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu...

17:20

Hunters beat CQ Capras 18 - 10 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The SP PNG Hunters held off fast finishing Central Queensland Capras 18 - 10 in front of over 4000 fans at the National Football stadium this afternoon.


The home side replied with a try through Rahdly Brawa on the 12 minute. Captain Boas added the extras and the Hunters took over the lead 6 - 4.


The icing of the cake came on the 76th minute when half-back Watson Boas regathered a loose ball and ran 90 meters to score under the posts.












16:14

The Guardian Is A Lapdog To Power. Theresa May Thinks Its 1984. And Other Reasons I Write For New Matilda "IndyWatch Feed National"

New Matilda columnist Dr Lissa Johnson joins the #MAYhem, to explain why she writes for Australias most stubborn independent media outlet.

If the parlous state of Western media was ever on full display, it has been lately. From sanitising massacres of Palestinian protesters to bolstering the silencing of Julian Assange, the media has some serious charges to answer.

In the UK, faced with gaping holes in their narratives during recent weeks, major media outlets went into melt-down over journalists, academics and others departing from the official scripts on Syria and the Salisbury poisoning. The desperate, dogged defence by media institutions of their own fragile groupthink has been remarkable to behold.

During a BBC interview on the alleged Douma attacks, for instance, former First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West, advocated seeking accurate information before taking military action, whether in Syria or elsewhere. Despite the obvious prudence of his suggestion, the BBC presenter interviewing Lord West took umbrage at his stance. She found it inadvisable to say such things so publically.

West had gently pointed out that terrorist-embedded sources, such as those supplying intelligence on Douma, are not the most reliable. He added that when he was Chief of Defence Intelligence himself, he had been put under huge pressure politically to lie about the UKs bombing campaign in Bosnia, alluding to the dangers of politicised intelligence.

Casualties at Douma last month, from the ongoing Syrian civil war.

With US president Donald Trump citing discredited Israeli intelligence as a basis for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear de...

15:45

Video Friday: Andy Rubin on Robotics, Dynamic Exoskeleton, and Two Robot Heads "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Flash Robotics via YouTube

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):

ICRA 2018  May 21-25, 2018  Brisbane, Australia
Dynamic Walking Conference  May 21-24, 2018  Pensacola, Fla., USA
RoboCup 2018  June 18-22, 2018  Montreal, Canada
RSS 2018  June 26-30, 2018  Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
Ubiquitous Robots 2018  June 27-30, 2018  Honolulu, Hawaii
MARSS 2018  July 4-8, 2018  Nagoya, Japan
AIM 2018  July 9-12, 2018  Auckland, New Zealand
ICARM 2018  July 18-20, 2018  Singapore
ICMA 2018  August 5-8, 2018  Changchun, China
SSRR 2018  August 6-8, 2018  Philadelphia, Pa., USA

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos.


Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert returns to TechCrunch Sessions Robotics and doesnt disappoint, talking about the Google acquisition, Masayoshi Sons 300-year technology investment plan, and SpotMinis butt-cam.

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Playground founder and CEO Andy Rubin...

15:44

Trump to Nominate Admiral Harry Harris as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea "IndyWatch Feed National"

40-year Navy veteran oversees the U.S. Pacific Command Harry Harris is nominated as Trump-Kim summit approaches
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Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the United States Pacific Command.Photographer: Issei Kato/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump moved to fill a key gap in his foreign policy team by picking Admiral Harry Harris to be his nominee for ambassador to South Korea, just weeks before a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

While the White House had earlier this year signaled that Harris the head of U.S. Pacific Command would be the American envoy to Australia, that changed after Mike Pompeo was chosen to became secretary of state.

Pompeo has led U.S. outreach to North Korea, traveling twice to Pyongyang in recent weeks, but South Korea has played a key role in bringing the two sides together and the lack of an ambassador in Seoul with close ties to the Trump administration was cited as a vulnerability for the U.S.

Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12.

In a statement Friday, the White House cited Harris for being a proven naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership, and geopolitical expertise in the Indo-Pacific region. The 40-year military veteran was born in Japan and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1978, according to his official biography.

In an interview on Fox News in November, Harris described North Korea as the most immediate threat to the U.S. Citing comments that continue to be used by White House officials, Harris said the ultimate American goal in dealing with Kim Jong Uns regime is one seeking complete, verifiable, and permanent denuclearization of the peninsula. I believe that diplomacy has to be the main battery, but that is diplomacy backed by a credible military power.

But referring to fears that tensions between the U.S. and North Korea could lead to a catastrophic conflict, Harris told participants at a Chamber of Commerce event in Hawaii earlier this year that it was his job to imagine the unimaginable, according to a repor...

14:10

Australian government protecting paedophiles and not victims "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here is another example of how the people in government protect criminals and not their victims;

Will you hold the County Court (of Victoria) judge responsible if the paedophile rapes your daughter?

14:08

Can Cryptocurrencies Survive? "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Do you think Bitcoin can survive? Or has it been a passing fad?

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ANSWER: Bitcoin rose because 70% of the miners were in China. It was NOT simply because energy was cheap. Bitcoin became the LEADING means of money laundering and movement of cash out of China, circumventing their rule of law and currency controls. So do not think for one minute that Bitcoin rose because it was really a wonderful idea?

BitCoin was a means to get money out of China when you could not wire money out under currency controls. In Australia, they have adopted the slogan that CASH IS FOR CRIMINALS. They will do the same to cryptocurrencies. All they need to do is declare a law that it is illegal for a business to accept cryptocurrency under the excuse that it is money laundering. You just killed the entire industry.

The government has the army, tanks, and the guns and soon robot soldiers. Until the army is willing to turn against the hand that feeds them, which is why they are developing robot soldiers, you cannot stand with cryptocurrency and claim some magical right to suppress government and central banks. You need the power grid!

Video streaming today is because of the online porn industry (I wont post a picture of that).  They needed to sell their product and they invented video streaming under the mother of all evolution Necessity. Video streaming has since expanded to everything. Blockchain can be used in many other contexts just a video streaming was not restricted to just porn. The technology can be used for documents and other things besides just cryptocurrencies.

I have been skeptical about the claims that cryptocurrencies will replace all money and central banks and end banking creating money out of thin air. That would be recreating the Dark Age. For that to take place there can be no lending. The mortgage market would...

13:24

ABC star Annabel Crabb not happy about the view from her Royal Wedding hotel "IndyWatch Feed National"

The ABC does not have enough money to cover Australian news in Gosford, Geelong, Parramatta etal ... but does have enough money to splurge on tabloid wedding coverage that every other network also provides. The lack of self-awareness is simply staggering.https://t.co/upvsIXJGjG G C (@GrayConnolly) May 17, 2018

13:15

President (and citizen) Trump with some reasonable questions for the FBI on CLINTON crooks "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why isnt disgraced FBI official Andrew McCabe being investigated for the $700,000 Crooked Hillary Democrats in Virginia, led by Clinton best friend Terry M (under FBI investigation that they killed) gave to McCabes wife in her run for office? Then dropped case on Clinton! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May...

12:51

UN Votes to Investigate Israel for Gaza Mass Shootings "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Stunning Rebuke, UN Votes To Investigate Israel For Gaza Mass Shootings

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:00

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) just issued a stunning rebuke to Israel, voting through a resolution calling on the council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry... to investigate all alleged violations and abuses... in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018," while the UN human rights chief slammed Israel's "wholly disproportionate response."

The UN's top human rights body passed the resolution with 29 votes in favor, two opposed and 14 abstentions.

The two HRC members in opposition were the United States and Australia (the UK abstained), with Israel condemning the vote, which was proposed by a group of countries including Pakistan. Both the US and Israel criticized the resolution's language for failing to mention Hamas the militant group ruling over Gaza which Israel blames for the scores of civilians killed during the 'Great March of Return' protests.



Image via Business Recorder

On Monday 60 Palestinians were gunned down by Israeli live fire as protesters approached the border fence area. The following day U.N. leadership issued a scathing critique of Israel's actions, with the U.N.'s human rights commissioner identifying women, children, journalists, first responders and bystanders as among the dead. "We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday," said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Though the U.N. commissioner acknowledged the Palestinians' attempt to break down and damage the fence that separates Gaza and Israel, he added that this did "not amount to a threat to life or serious injury and are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunit...

11:39

Japanese WWII Veteran Working to Bring Fallen Soldiers Back to their Homeland "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guinea  Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has paid tribute to Japanese World War II veteran, Mr Masai Horie, who works works to recover the remains of Japanese soldiers and bring them back to Japan.

Mr Horie, who was Prisoner of War in Rabaul in 1945, is 103 years old, has traveled to Papua New Guinea 18 times and is a former Member of Parliament in Japan.
It was an honour to meet Mr Horie tonight, PM ONeill said.

His tireless efforts to bring his countrymen home is outstanding and has earned him the highest respect in both of our countries.
"Papua New Guinea is the final resting place of so many courageous men and women from both sides of the war.

Our nation will always accord the highest respect to those still buried in our soil.

We will continue to work closely with Japan in their efforts to repatriate the remains of the fallen, and return them to their homeland."

Image: Prime Minister ONeill, Mr Horie and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

09:40

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08:36

The Beauty Myth 3.0 "IndyWatch Feed National"

If you want to be beautiful by todays beauty industry standards, youd better be prepared to part with some cash, writes Helen Barcham.

Every work morning, as I wait to board my bus from Parramatta station to the Western Sydney University campus, I find myself meditating on the in-your-face advertisement plastered on the window of the beauty clinic across the street.

The advertisement is not remarkable in the context of todays advertising culture, but it is nevertheless alluring. It features several attractive, happy and confident-seeming women (and one man) alongside the text, Whats your You Ness?

This image exemplifies beautifully the paradox of todays beauty industry.

The clinic promises to respect and amplify womens youness which they define as what makes you, well you. And yet, this promise is sold to women through a smorgasbord of products and services that, paradoxically, orient womens bodies and psyches towards embodying the cultural beauty ideal.

According to its website, the clinic promises to hit reverse on sagging skin through skin tightening treatments; leave others to guess about ones age through cosmetic injectables; and promises women theyll be ready at a moments notice through laser hair removal. Ultimately, the promotion of these beauty regimes tells us that youthful or youth-like, thin and hairless bodies are the cultural ideal to which women should aspire. Youness, then, is a false economy, re-routed to sameness.

 

Pain and Suffering is the Price to Pay for Looking and Feeling Good

In order to acquire the happiness and confidence of the models in the advertisements, women are, ironically, first required to endure pain and suffering in the form of endless laser treatments, surgical needles, chemical peels, injections, and take-home creams, among other body work.

Pain and suffering, we are told in todays therapeutic society, is a necessary requirement of actively looking after oneself. As the adage goes, no pain, no gain.

This suffering is no mere coincidence or by-product, but a politically organised normalising apparatus, strategically pressed u...

08:34

Community Organizations of Northern Haiti Reject Mining "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

YES TO LIFE, NO TO MINING 

Centre for Human Rights and Justice | May 17, 2018

Today, residents of Morne Pele in the North of Haiti and members of the Kolektif Jistis Min (Mining Justice Collective or KJM) held a press conference to share their message, Wi ak Lavi, NON ak eksplwatasyon min (yes to life, no to mining). Last month, thirteen community organizations from Morne Pele signed an open letter to local and national government authorities. The organizations represent a broad cross-section of society, including the local health center, religious groups, schools, government authorities, workers rights organizations, and farmers groups. Morne Pele, also called Morne Bossa, is the site of one of three gold mining exploitation permits in Haiti.

The letter, available below in English, Kreyl, and Spanish, states that agriculture is fundamental to the livelihood of Haitian people, and that the proposed gold mining project in Morne Pele threatens agriculture and the environment as a whole. The letter states that mining for gold may violate Haitis Constitution, which provides special protections for the degraded environme...

08:22

A List of Facts Concerning Myself Trying to Get My Family Investigated for Child Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed National"

This group that is all over talking dirt on me- using minute clips of longer videos of mine in order to distort what I am saying- who all are anonymous and trollish in their attacks- will do whatever they can to prevent people from listening to me- so let me break down what I have said for the past 16 years

1). My parents where involved with child abductions and trafficking- which was part of a much bigger group in Omaha commonly referred to as the Franklin Scandal.

2). Despite my myriad of efforts these past 16 years- publishing a book, maintaining a blog, and doing countless interviews and videos- including a documentary- my parents have never been looked at- despite going to the police, filing reports with the FBI, contacting every media outlet I could think of, as well as our Dept of Justice.

3). Throughout all of this- I have been constantly hounded by Satanist Doug Meaner aka John Kilrush aka Satanic Temples founder Lucien Greaves- with 100 of 1000s of comments on Amazon on books such as Sybil Exposed and 22 Faces- not to mention my own- Rabbit Hole: A Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivors Story, as well as a myriad of articles, YouTube videos, and a UK website- all of whom are done by aliases or anonymous posters.

4). In the 80s, allegations of ritual abuse and child rape came out in the US, the UK, and Australia simultaneously at the time their was no Internet. Doug Mesner has spent his entire career discrediting this despite the UK getting busted for covering up theirs. Their allegations however were never investigated due to their public officials claiming the allegations were historic and not valid to spend any time and money investigating although tons of money, time, and effort was spent discrediting them at the time.

5). My dad told his Methodist Hospital hospice Dr.s and nurses about his activities trying to come clean.

6). My oldest sister Cindy Hester was murdered by her husband and oldest daughter three weeks after our dad died. She told HER Dr.s and nurses about her fears- prompting adult protective services to go into their house right beforehand but her murder was never investigated since her husband Ralph Hester was City Manager of Lynn Haven, Florida- where they lived.

7). My sister Cindys children are openly working with Doug Mesner making claims against since I have been trying to get them investigated- along with my half sister Christina Marie Shurter/ Blumpkin- working hard to keep anyone from looking into what I have been trying to get investigated . Anyone who looks into Ralph Hesters career will find he changed jobs A LOT from Milaca MN to all over Florida due to his behavior and that of his familys.

8). My older brother Stephen Westley Shurter was the second photographer of child porn with regards to Franklin Credit th...

08:00

May 19 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1793 - Governor Arthur Phillip returned to England accompanied by Bennelong and Yemmerawanne. Following a six-month voyage, they landed in Falmouth, England on this day.

1805 - The Sydney Gazette was bemoaning the fact that so many furbabies had multiplied within the colony, or in their words...
"The prodigious canine increase within the last twelvemonth is as little surprising as alarming: go where you will you must patiently submit to be formally introduced by half a dozen domestic yelpers, who martial the way at the extreme danger of your calves. Upon many families the support of a number of useless creatures falls as a heavy tax; and yet, from some recommendatory qualification, imperceptible to every body but the owner, they must still be supported at the certain expence of those entitled by
nature to our first consideration."

1820 - Russian explorer Faddei Faddeevich (Fabian) Bellingshausen sailed merrily from Port Jackson for the Sandwich Islands where he made further discoveries, notably Ono Island in the Fiji group.

1825 - Francis Nicholas Rossi replaced D'Arcy Wentworth as Superintendent of Police in New South Wales.

1826 - Today saw the first issue of the Monitor newspaper in Sydney.
Gossip, ladies!
Shipping intelligence galore!

1830 - Polish explorer Strzelecki, having tripped over a large lump of land in south-east Victoria, named it Gippsland after the Governor of NSW George Gipps.

1837 -  Surveyor-General and explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell was a tad tired and emotional so he left Sydney on eighteen months leave.

1838 - The first Catholic Mass on Pentecost Sunday was celebrated in Melbourne with Father Patrick Bonaventure Geoghegan in the driving seat.

1845 - F.H. Faulding, the son of a surgeon, opened the doors of his business as a chemist at 5 Rundle Street.  His business grew rapidly as he made remedies for stock as well as people and he bought a site in Clarence Place, off King William Street, to give him more room for his manufacturing and wholesale business.

1854 - Ballarat Post Office opened cnr Mair & Lydiard Sts.

1861 - Helen Porter Mitchell, better known as Dame Nellie Melba, was pupped.

1863 0 The Flinders Street Baptist Church in Adelaide was officially opened with Rev. Silas Mead at the helm.

1869 - The Main North Railway Line (NSW) was flung open all over the shop, from Singleton to Muswellbrook.

1915 - Lance Corporal Albert Jacka won the first VC awarded to an Aussie for the action at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli.

1915 - John Simpson (Kirkpatrick), better known as The Man With The Donkey, was killed.After risking his life so many times to bring wounded to safety with the help of his do...

07:39

If Israel Was A School Shooter There Would Be A Moral Debate "IndyWatch Feed National"

After Gaza, its not enough to simply denounce politicians moral bankruptcy, writes Nick Riemer.

Israels killing of at least 60 Palestinians at the Gaza boundary fence on Monday defied the 24-hour news cycle and stayed firmly in the headlines most of the week. For good reason: on its own, Mondays death toll constituted over half of the one hundred and eleven people gunned down since the March of Return protests began on March 30.

Altogether, a staggering 12,733 people have been injured in the protests, including 3,569 victims of live gunfire. In striking evidence of the levels of falsification which Israels public relations attain, an Israeli diplomat claimed that every single protester killed on Monday was a terrorist. Far from all being terrorists, these protesters werent even all protesting: one was an eight month-old baby, others were children. In any case, as this footage shows, the IDF can shoot Palestinians just for standing around, or for running away from the border fence, not for approaching it.

The numbers we hear about Gaza are stunning, but they can also risk anaesthetising us to the horror of the pathological, calculated blood-bath we have been witnessing.

Pathological, too, has been official reaction in this country. Until Mond...

07:37

Three tourists confirmed as first global cases of 'super gonorrhoea' after unprotected sex in Asia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Three tourists are the first global cases of a new strain of 'super-gonorrhoea' which is resistant to antibiotics, a new report has warned. Two Australians and the British man picked up the sexually-transmitted disease (STD) while having unprotected sex in south-east Asia. The Brit's case came to light earlier this year, when Public Health England confirmed he had been infected, before later revealing he had been successfully treated. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report, published this month, confirmed that two more tourists, both from Australia, picked up the infection.

07:23

Royal wedding: Why some people are sick of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "IndyWatch Feed National"

How stupid are people watching the filthy rich live out their self-serving lives? Christos Aristidou

Australia should become a Republic as soon as possible, so we can forget about the British Monarchy and their pompous, entitled, inbred members once and for all.

ABC News Australia

Royal wedding: Why some people are sick of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

19 May 208

It feels like the whole world has Royal fever as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for a lavish (and televised) wedding.

Yet theres a sizeable group of you who just want to scream, Oh my God, who the hell CARES!?

We as...

07:01

Black-chinned Honeyeater, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Painted Buttonquail at Amamoor Creek Road reported by Greg Roberts on 18-05-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

2 Black-chinned, pair + 20-odd Red-tailed, 4 Painted Buttonquail + fresh Black-breasted Bquail platelets Further info: http://sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/camping-at-amamoor.html

06:23

ExxonMobil PNG re-deploys PNG Salvation Army medical team to disaster-affected areas "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

As part of its on-going support to the earthquake affected communities, ExxonMobil PNG, operator of the PNG LNG project has re-deployed the PNG Salvation Army medical team to provide much-needed medical assistance as the company works towards supporting with repair and maintenance work on health care facilities.

A needs assessment conducted by the PNG Salvation Army and also ExxonMobil PNG has identified that many of the health care facilities in the project impact areas were displaced with limited or no medical supplies to assist the communities.

PNG Salvation Army health workers undergoing their code of conduct pre-deployment briefing by Gender and Protection Specialist from UN Women PNG office, Anggie Burchhil before their deployment to the Western Province on Monday to assist the earthquake affected communities.

ExxonMobil PNG community development support manager Debbie Maraki with PNG Salvation Army health workers and the territorial director of health services for PNG Salvation Army, Captain Christine Gee and gender and Protection...

05:57

PERTH Perth trucking company fined over workplace deaths "IndyWatch Feed National"

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05:00

Rice is not food security for PNG; lets focus on our own staples "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Rice cultivation (Trukai)TANYA ZERIGA ALONE | EmNausPNG Blog

PORT MORESBY - A family meal in Papua New Guinea is incomplete without rice. Indeed, rice has fast become a staple for town residents in the four decades since independence.

Rice is referred to as marasin [medicine] and has the same effect on some people. One can never go wrong presenting to relatives back home a bag or packet of rice.

Rice is consumed by nearly half of the entire world population and many countries, especially in Asia, are completely dependent on rice as a staple food.

Rice is said to be the worlds food security, and in PNG there is a rush for rice cultivation.

Indeed, a 10-year domestic rice development policy was approved by the National Executive Council in 2005.

The policy aims to establish a sustainable domestic rice industry that would enhance household food security and nutrition, generate cash income for farmers, and reduce dependence on imported rice. 

The NEC decision stands even though peer-reviewed studies show rice only makes up 9% of Papua New Guineans diet while local staples make up 68% of the diet.

The government has engaged the Philippines, China, Taiwan and Japan to teach Papua New Guineans to cultivate rice, which is now grown in small scale projects in several provinces in PNG.

Hybrid rice has been introduced in the Ramu Valley in the vicinity of the Chinese Ramu Nico Company by the Chinese themselves. According to the miners, the rice is going to be food security for the local people displaced by the mine.

http://www.grain.org/hybridrice/?lid=203

The big question, however, is whether rice should be encouraged as food security for PNG?

I wont deny that I enjoy rice ever so often, especially rice from my grandmothers small rice plot. But, should PNG embrace rice as a food security over our local staple cultivars (like taro, bananas, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, sago and nuts)?

Rice is fast to grow and easy to cook, however, in favouring this faster growing species, we can neglect our local taro and  banana cultivars a legacy passed on from our forefathers. 

Through breeding over thousands of years, these traditional cultivars are suited for this trop...

04:36

A Step Towards Health Freedom in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Consumers Down Under will have access to more information about alternative medicines.

A bill was recently approved in Australia that loosens some of the regulations governing advertising claims made by producers of alternative and complementary products. The Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 creates a list of permitted indications which can be used in advertising without having to jump through the bureaucratic hoops previously required. Crucially, the list includes indications supported by traditional evidence. Australian lawmakers also rejected amendments to the bill that would have slapped natural products with a disclaimersimilar to what the FTC now requires for homeopathic products in the USthat would have read: This traditional indication is not in accordance with modern medical knowledge and there is no scientific evidence that this product is effective.

Were glad Australians have fought back efforts to restrict the information available to consumers about natural medicine. Take action to protect free speech in the US by supporting two Citizens Petitions for health claims about cranberries helping with urinary tract infections and vitamin Ds role in preventing preterm births.

04:00

Factoring the Pacific into Australias approach to China "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Chinese-aid-map (Lowy Institute)
Map showing scale of Chinese aid in the Pacific (Lowy Institute)

BAL KAMA | DevPolicy Blog

CANBERRA - The China-in-the-Pacific dilemma has once again hit the headlines in Australia, this time with a proposed naval base in Vanuatu.

It was promptly rejected by the Vanuatu government, but the likelihood of having Chinese military hardware on a long-term basis in the Pacific has raised significant discussion on the strategic implications for Australia and its allies.

Australia has long maintained a well-established and enduring relationship with the people of the Pacific. But Chinas influence is undeniably increasing. Its investment in soft power in particular has been a success, not only in economic terms but also in the lives of ordinary people.

Chinese infrastructure projects, while not always successful, have enabled access to government services, giving people a sense of modernity and development. Chinas growing diaspora in the Pacific is also increasingly active in community engagements and maintain a close influence on local politics.

Chinas people-to-people relations continue to expand as it becomes a first responder to disaster relief efforts, shows goodwill through local charities, and provides scholarships for Pacific students to prestigious Chinese universities.

To bridge the cultural gap, China is currently considering building Chinese language schools in the Pacific, beginning with Papua New Guinea.

Australia believes, as part of its strategic policy, that a secure Pacific means a secure Australia. Chinas emergence in the Pacific is seen by some as a threat to this state of order.

Recent rhetoric in Australia seems to be aimed towards pressuring Canberra to deepen its engagement with the Pacific as a way of countering China and projecting Australia as a partner of choice for the Pacific countries.

But these approaches are not new, considering Australias extensive awareness of Chinas influence in the region. Australias interest in the Pacific has varied over the years, b...

03:30

Sonnet 25: Ejaculation is as sure as spit "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Poetry-pencilMICHAEL DOM

There is less lyric in pyric passions
Explosive, explicit, exotic dance
Some syllabic maze to navel-gaze on,
Swallowing a shallow, callow cadence.

When the deeper you feel, the more you drool
And as high as some bird flies in the sky
There's somewhere, somehow, some similar fool
Achieving states of ecstasy as high.

Instead, use emotional propulsion 
Let this be surrendered to the rudder 
Thence to the tiller of our tongue, your pen,
Confer your soul: seek emancipation.

Ejaculation is as sure as spit
Show me your poetry, don't just write it.

03:16

A beginners guide to the Wings platform and its WINGS coin "IndyWatch Feed National"

Wings is a platform that allows crowdfunded projects, primarily Initial Coin Offerings ( ICOs), to have their ideas evaluated by an online community to determine feasibility. The users of the Wings platform can make forecasts about various aspects of submitted []

The post A beginners guide to the Wings platform and its WINGS coin appeared first on The Global Mail.

03:00

Days "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

First light in PNG (RKH Photography)JEFFREY FEBI

Days are born at first light.
Dead at last light.
Less they care about memories.
Gather, don't they in anniversaries?

Often many a day is grey and boring.
Certainly, a dark day would be raining.
Without winds of determination.
Strong when winds are, it's a confrontation.

But we know a day is ours particularly.
When mild is the heat, wind is airworthy.
Streams refreshing, and noise calming.
A day is great when it's approving.

Many as the stars, may great days be.
And in their last lights, may dark days flea.
First lights herald births of days.

02:57

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Marenica Adds to Namibias Uranium Portfolio
Southern Times
May18,2018
By Esmarie Swanepoel

Perth ASX-listed uranium company Marenica Energy has struck a deal with fellow listed Metals Australia to acquire the Mile 72 uranium project in Namibia.

Under the terms of the agreement, Marenica will pay A$30,000 (US$22,512) in cash and a preferential dividend of 1 percent of gross production from the project.

We are excited about the acquisition of Mile 72 as we build a portfolio of uranium assets at the bottom of the uranium price cycle, assets in which our proprietary U-pgrade process is expected to add significant value, said Marenica MD, Murray Hill.

Mile 72 has been underexplored for calcrete uranium mineralisation and presents a great opportunity for the company to potentially delineate a high-grade resource, in a world-class uranium province.

Hill pointed out that the mineralisation at Mile 72 was very similar to the Marenica uranium project, as well as the Langer Heinrich project and the Tumas deposits, all in Namibia.

Past test work on these projects has confirmed the amenability of U-pgrade, and indicated that the process could potentially reduce development costs by about 50 percent and the operating costs by about 50 percent.

Metals Australia director Gino DAnna meanwhile said that the divestment of the Mile 72 project was in line with the change in the companys strategy to position itself to become a developer of key commodities for the growing lithium-ion battery and energy storage markets.

Marenica Energy already holds other uranium projects in Namibia and is well positioned to continue the exploration of the project. Furthermore, Marenica has developed a proprietary technology for processing of surficial uranium deposits. Consequently, Marenica is also more favourably positioned to undertake the development of any uranium deposits that may be discovered.

The agreement is subject to obtaining any regulatory approvals that will be required in Australia and Namibia.

Miningweekly.com

02:17

Cholera Vaccine Not As Effective As Claimed, Heres the Real Reason Disease Went Down "IndyWatch Feed National"

cholera vaccine

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Additionally, the cholera attack rate of the nonvaccinated group was overestimated. 

It has long been known that clean water and sanitation lead to better health among the human population. However, vaccine nazis have for just as long attempted to deny the correlation and argue that the increase standards of public health were due to vaccines. Among unbiased researchers, however, that perception cannot help but go unchallenged.

SEE: Biotech Wants To Experiment On Aussies GMO Cholera Vax

In 2016, a number of researchers wrote to The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to question the effectiveness of the oral cholera vaccine deployed in Haiti. To be clear, the researchers were not questioning the safety of the vaccine or vaccines in general but that the effectiveness of the vaccine had been overestimated by previous research teams.

Their argument was that the vaccine was tested alongside increased sanitation practices, possibly over-inflating the success rate of the shot. They argued that the vaccine should have been tested and evaluated by itself.

01:49

Her Majesty hosts reception for The Victoria Cross Association & George Cross Association "IndyWatch Feed National"

Great to see Australia's surviving Victoria Cross winners with Her Majesty, Queen of Australia.

01:29

Port Moresby road works near completion "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Friday May 18, 2018

Major road infrastructure works in and around Port Moresby are due for completion before the APEC Leaders Summit in November, according to city manager Bernard Kipit.

In fact, three out of six major road projects will be completed well before the end of August.

Ela Beach is the first major project to be completed on schedule, due to be opened to traffic by the end of July.

That will be followed by Stanley Esplanade in town and Independence Drive in Waigani, both due to be opened for traffic by the end of August.

The rehabilitation of the Freeway, Independence Boulevard, Independence Drive and the Wards Road roundabouts will be completed by the end of October.

All projects are consistent with NCDCs four year plan.

 Kipit said there was no easy way to avoid the traffic congestion caused by the road works.

In the example of the Freeway, traffic could not be diverted around site, as the surrounding roads were not designed for heavy or oversized vehicles," he said.

"So the Freeway has had to be rehabilitated in sections.

But I want to assure the public that the end to our traffic woes is just around the corner.

The cost to NCDC and our people has been minimal as the road projects have been funded by a series of generous non-tied aid grants from China.

In the case of Ela Beach where we originally had to remove 100 trees to make way for the new-look Ela Beach.

"We are planting over 1,000 trees which will transform Ela Beach in to a real showcase for Papua New Guinea, especially with APEC Haus as part of the landscape.

Its a win for our people and a win for the environment. 

Motorists have been patient and their patience will be rewarded with Port Moresby connected with world-class roads infrastructure, the likes we have never before seen in our capital city.

It has been a case of short term pain for long term gain.

The new roads will facilitate the further growth and development of our city for the benefit of all.

I wish to reassure motorists and residents that our major road works will soon come to an end, with world class roads as the reward for our patience, planning and perseverance."

01:23

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are cheap to make and can easily slip into tight places that are inaccessible to big drones.

But current flying robo-insects are still tethered to the ground. The electronics they need to power and control their wings are too heavy for these miniature robots to carry.

Now, engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time cut the cord and added a brain, allowing their RoboFly to take its first independent flaps. This might be one small flap for a robot, but its one giant leap for robot-kind. The team will present its findings May 23 at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Brisbane, Australia.

00:10

All Chilean bishops resign in child abuse scandal "IndyWatch Feed National"

This video says about itself:

Vatican Defends Appointing Chilean Bishop Accused of Hiding Abuse

31 March 2015

The Vatican on Tuesday strongly defended its appointment of a bishop in Chile despite protests by critics who have accused him of covering up sexual abuse. Juan Barros was installed on March 21 as new bishop of Osorno as supporters holding white balloons and opponents carrying black ones shouted at each other during the ceremony in the citys cathedral. The appointment outraged some parishioners, national legislators and abuse victims who said Barros had protected one of the nations most notorious pedophiles and asked Pope Francis to rescind it. Critics in Chile say Barros was aware of and helped cover up abuse by Father Fernando Karadima, 84, who was a mentor to a number of younger priests, including Barros.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

All Chilean bishops offer resignation due to abuse scandal

All 34 Chilean bishops have submitted their resignation to Pope Francis. They resign because of the abuse scandal within the Catholic Church...

Friday, 18 May

23:18

Port Moresby Governor Parkop promotes PNG as a hub for investment, tourism "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

NCD Governor Powes Parkop has flagged the country to visiting naval officers from Russia as an investment and tourism hub despite all the negative publicities overseas about PNG.

Mr Parkop said the visit by the Russian navy officers in their warship was historic, conveying his warm welcome to them.

During a dialogue hosted yesterday in Parliament, he commended them for showing interest in the city which is hosting the APEC Leaders Summit in November.

Mr Parkop said the visit was a testament of Moscow placing value in the Indo-Pacific region.

He added that the countries had a long history dating back to the settlement of Russian scientist and traveller Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay in the country from 1846 to 1888.

Governor Parkop, however, has assured the Russians that the country is full of peace-loving and friendly citizens.

When queried about the aggressiveness of our people, he gave them the assurance that our country is unique and safe.

You all are visiting the country for the first time. All of you can become our ambassador. You have heard stories about us. It is good that you came to find out for yourselves to confirm that, he said.

He stated that the country was rich in tourism spots, adding that it is the next frontier for tourist industry.

You have seen everywhere else around the world but you have not seen everything until you come to PNG, he said.

He admitted that like every other country in the world, PNG has its own share of the challenges.

Apart from tourism, he said, the country is also rich in natural resources and that he extended his warm welcome to Russian businesses to invest in the country, taking their relationship to the next level.

Captions:
1. Governor Parkop;
2. Russian Navy officers posing for a photo Governor Parkop in Parliament's State Function Room yesterday (Wednesday)

23:06

Two huge vaccine scandals the press is ignoring "IndyWatch Feed National"

Some lies are so big, many people cant accept the fact that theyre lies. Their minds are boggled. No, they say, that couldnt be. But yes, that could be, and is.

Two giant vaccine scandals are in progress at the moment.

The mainstream press is mentioning them, here and there, but without any intent to raise alarms, dig in, investigate, and get down to the core of the problem.

So Ill get to the core.

The first scandal revolves around the flu vaccine for the current year. The CDC and other experts have admitted the vaccine has a very low effectiveness rate.

Why is it a dud?

Because the vaccine is produced using chicken eggs, and in that medium, the flu viruswhich is intentionally placed in the eggsmutates. Therefore, it isnt the same virus which is causing flu this year. Therefore, no protection against the flu.

FiercePharma reports: Based on data from Australia, which already had its flu season, scientists warn that this seasons flu shot might be only 10% effective. And the reason for such a low level of protection might lie in the method by which the majority of flu vaccines are made: in eggs.

Ten percent effectiveness. Now thats ridiculous. And its assuming you accept the whole model of how vaccines workthat they actually do protect (safely) against disease, rather than, at best, repressing the visible symptoms of the disease.

Amidst their spotty coverage of this scandal, here is what the press is failing to mention: the problem with the flu vaccine isnt just a 2017-2018 flaw.

It would be the same problem ever since chicken eggs have been used to manufacture the vaccine.

Are you ready?

Healthline.com: The majority of flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, a method of vaccine development thats been used for 70 years.

Hello? Anyone home?

Seventy years. The same problem.

The same low effectiveness problem.

Thats a page-one story with a giant headline. Thats the lead item on the nightly news. Thats a pounding investigative series about the lunatic promotion of a massively ineffectivebut universally promotedvaccine going back decades and decades.

But it isnt a giant headline. It isnt an investigation. Its a here-today-gone-tomorrow piece. Thats all.

....

22:50

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180518HIGH COMMISSIONER AND HIS DELEGATION ALSO VISITED THE NEW DAWN FM STUDIO IN BUIN TOWN SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE.
Caption Chris Nawa from the South Bougainville Member, High Commissioner Bruce Davies and Aloysius and Maria Laukai from New Dawn FM

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22:40

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180518BRUCE DAVIES ON THE BORDER

New Dawn FM News

 

 

The Australian High Commissioner to PNG, BRUCE DAVIES says Bougainville need to tighten its border with the Solomon islands.

He said after visiting KANGU wharf and seeing how close the border is he noted that Australia can assist Bougainville to work on the much talked about border post.

The High Commissioner was speaking at a farewell dinner hosted by the member for South Bougainville, TIMOTHY MASIU in Buin town last night.

He said that this was his first time to visit Bougainville and also said that it will not be the last time.

Meanwhile the Member for South Bougainville, TIMOTHY MASIU also commended the Australian High Commissioner for having confidence in the people of Buin and staying for two nights in Buin.

He said many just come for few hours and return to Arawa or Buka.

Meanwhile, New Dawn FM understands the National Government allocated TEN MILLION KINA to set up Border Posts at TASMAN, SIROVAI and KANGU to monitor the movement of cargoes and people between Bougainville and Solomon islands through these main border posts.


 
Ends

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22:31

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180518MASIU ON TFF NON PAYMENT
By Aloysius Laukai

The member for South Bougainville and Deputy Opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU has called on the Prime Minister to scrape off the TFF program and allow parents to pay School fees and Project fees.
Speaking at the Opening of a Double Classroom and a Teachers house at Buin Primary School, MR. MASIU said that it was not fair for the Government to stop parents from paying School fees and Project Fees when it cannot meet its commitment.
MR. MASIU said all his schools in South Bougainville have not received their monies for the 2018 academic year.
He said it was not good to see schools struggle to operate whilst the Government continues to tell the country that funds were ready to be sent to schools.

Ends

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22:28

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

180518TOKE WELCOMES DELEGATION
New Dawn FM News
The local ABG member for Baubake and Minister for Community Government, JACOB TOKE in welcoming the Australian High Commissioner to Buin said that Buin was safe as Centres like Arawa and Buin.
MR. TOKE said that he was happy the High Commissioner chose to include Buin in his visit to Bougainville.
He said Australia is welcomed in Buin as they also funded the sealing of the Buin town streets lifting the standard of Buin town.
MR. TOKE also requested the Australian government to complete sealing the remaining streets in Buin town to really look like a well planned town.
He said Buin had the potential in becoming a biggest player in the development of Bougainville.
The Minister and local member made these remarks at the Opening of the Double Classroom and a Teachers house at the Buin Primary School yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Member for South Bougainville also wanted the Australian Government to consider completing the remaining unsealed streets of Buin Lewa town.
Ends

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22:01

TABLE-S.Korea's April LNG imports up 38.5 pct y/y "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

 SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) - South Korea's imports of liquefied natural gas
rose 38.5 percent to 3.2 million tonnes in April from a year earlier, according
to customs data released on Tuesday.
Details are as follows:
(In tonnes/ in $mmBtu)
April 2018 April 2017
Qatar 927,250/ $9.63 651,412/ $8.63
Australia 448,145/ $9.51 486,502/ $7.98
Oman 358,856/$10.82 432,344/ $8.53
Malaysia 354,175/ $8.75 177,046/ $8.20
Indonesia 314,857/ $7.92 188,602/ $5.32
Russia 259,336/ $9.02 191,648/ $7.05
Peru 235,830/ $9.68 -
United States 207,252/ $7.86 64,359/ $6.10

Angola 66,451/ $9.56 -
Brunei - 66,583/ $7.92
Guinea - 65,054/ $6.01

TOTAL 3,217,152/ $9.32 2,323,549/ $7.88

Details of the January to April imports are as follows:

(In tonnes/ in $mmBtu)
January-April 2018 January-April 2017
Qatar 5,319,250/ $9.39 4,221,948/ $8.22
Australia 2,559,715/ $9.96 2,673,610/ $8.18
United States 1,668,211/ $9.17 235,794/ $8.25
Oman 1,555,465/ $9.91 1,915,286/ $8.33
Malaysia 1,353,226/ $8.66 1,038,777/ $7.42
Indonesia 1,127,346/ $7.86 1,155,817/ $6.95
Russia 831,761/ $8.94 766,372/ $6.93
Peru 433,419/$10.04 270,661/ $8.74
Brunei 323,843/ $8.92 491,328/ $7.91
France 247,187/$10.75 -
Netherlands 132,182/$10.27 -
Nigeria 132,120/ $8.01 379,343/ $7.23
Angola 129,639/ $9.92 131,278/ $8.41
Spain 68,488/$11.26 -
Trinidad Tobago 64,630/ $9.91 110,579/ $8.22
Norway...

21:30

2018 Human Rights Dinner keynote address by Behrouz Boochani "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dear distinguished guests, fighters for freedom and supporters of justice. Greetings to you all. I would like to acknowledge everyone and thank you for attending tonight.

This is a wonderful opportunity. It gives me great pleasure to communicate with you from Manus Island and present at this event.

I wish to extend a special thank you to Daniel Webb and the Human Rights Law Centre for giving me this valuable opportunity.

The situation on Manus Island and Nauru over the past five years should be no secret to anyone.

The aim of my talk tonight is to add a new dimension to the debates pertaining to punishment, debasement and dehumanisation of individuals held within these sites.

I will not repeat how Australian politicians have inflicted pain and suffering on the innocent refugees locked up in these prisons. The incarceration of people seeking asylum, in particular the children on Nauru, is remarkably cruel and has been exposed in many compelling ways. 

All of the documentation, witness testimonies and other evidence that have been discussed and published until now have proven conclusively that innocent people have been enduring extraordinary forms of physical, emotional and psychological torment. The fact that ten people have lost their lives on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island since 2013 is a despicable crime that needs to be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.

No one can ignore the fact that people have been killed and thousands of lives destroyed as a result of political power plays.

The use of exile as a political tactic against vulnerable refugees is based on the construction of two concepts: national security and the national interest.

Without a doubt, Australian governments have enacted an extensive propaganda campaign which centres on a perverse account of these two notions. What should be a debate about people about human beings, about children and families has been deliberately poisoned to become a debate about borders and security. As a result, the governments playing this game have been able to manipulate and dictate the majority of public opinion, they have been able to strengthen their support base and galvanise others in support of their policies.

Both Labor and Liberal governments have accrued enormous political profit by using this tactic. Creating a false sense of national security by treating innocent victims of war and persecution as a security threat, and saying it is in the national interest to use any means to keep us out.

But how is it in the national interest to undermine Australias international reputation with these policies? And spend almost $9 billion to do it?

The fact is, Manus Island and Nauru are pivotal...

21:15

British Propaganda and DisinformationAn Imperial and Colonial Tradition "IndyWatch Feed National"

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

 

Wayne MADSEN

When it comes to creating bogus news stories and advancing false narratives, the British intelligence services have few peers.

In fact, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has led the way for its American cousins and Britains Commonwealth partners from Canada and Australia to India and Malaysia in the dark art of spreading falsehoods as truths. Recently, the world has witnessed such MI-6 subterfuge in news stories alleging that Russia carried out a novichok nerve agent attack against a Russian migr and his daughter in Salisbury, England. This propaganda barrage was quickly followed by yet another the latest in a series of similar fabrications alleging the Syrian government attacked civilians in Douma, outside of Damascus, with chemical weapons.

It should come as no surprise that American news networks rely on British correspondents stationed in northern Syria and Beirut as their primary sources. MI-6 has...

21:12

PERTH Huge fine over WA concrete panels deaths "IndyWatch Feed National"

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May 18, 2018 at 01:45PM .

The fine totalled $160,000 plus $2,200 costs in the Perth Magistrates Court. The two other parties have pleaded not guilty and the cases will be heard

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19:11

Cash is king: The fall of Malaysias disgraced first couple "IndyWatch Feed National"

With his scandal-tainted career and her reputation as greedy and domineering, Malaysias disgraced former first couple look set to have their names etched in the countrys history books as synonyms for the corruption of power.

AFP/File / by Dan Martin | Former prime minister Najib Razak (C) and his wife Rosmah Mansor were seen as out of touch with ordinary Malaysians

Seemingly secure just a week ago, Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor face a tightening noose as a new government that unexpectedly won elections last week ramps up investigations into allegations of graft and excess that have hung over the pair for years.

The fast-moving developments are a stunning comeuppance for a couple that have towered over Malaysia for a decade but ultimately were brought down by greed and hubris.

The bland patrician son of one of Malaysias founding fathers, Najib, now 64, had been groomed for the prime ministers post from young.

He took over in 2009 but was widely viewed in Malaysia as being heavily influenced by Rosmah, who is two years his senior.

Najib headed the once-invincible ruling coalition that had held power for six decades, but the couple were never embraced by large numbers of ordinary Malaysians.

The UK-educated Najib was seen by many as an aloof elitist with little understanding of Malaysias common citizenry, a perception accentuated by frequent tone-deak gaffes and policies such as the 2015 introduction of a sales tax unpopular with the poor and now set to be eliminated.

Rosmah, meanwhile, has been a constant lightning rod for critics due to her imperious manner and elaborately coiffed mane of hair, which she once complained cost her 1,200 ringgit ($300) per house-call from stylists. Malaysias minimum monthly wage at the time was 900 ringgit.

That and similar episodes caused her to be reviled in a multi-cultural country where most of the population are modest-living Muslims.

Handbag fetish

Opponents would leak flight plans allegedly tracking Rosmahs shopping jaunts aboard government planes to Rome, the US and Australia.

Her luxurious tastes included numerous reports of jewellery purchases costing tens of millions of dollars and a vast collection of designer handbags that has earned comparisons to the famed shoe collection of Imelda Marcos, wife of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Rosmahs bag fetish was back in the spotlight on Friday, with officials saying they had seized dozens of high-end Hermes and Louis Vuitton bags, cash, and jewels as p...

18:17

Zimbabwe Mnangagwas Daughter, Grace Mugabe Sucked into Illicit Ivory Trade Court Case "IndyWatch Feed National"

Voice of AmericaMay 14, 2018


FILE - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, addresses party supporters at a ZANU PF rally in Chinhoyi in this July 29, 2017
FILE Zimbabwes first lady, Grace Mugabe, addresses party supporters at a ZANU PF rally in Chinhoyi in this July 29, 2017

Two ivory dealers have appeared in court facing charges of illegally selling unregistered ivory products in a case which has sucked in former first lady Grace Mugabe and President Emmerson Mnangagwas child, Tariro.

State prosecutor Francis Mukumbiri told the court that Faricken Madzinga and Tafadzwa Madzinga were arrested while attempting to sell ivory worth thousands of dollars to an Australian, Adrian Steirn.

The accuseds attorney Gift Mtisi asked the court to avail some documents showing that Steirn was a journalist, who was allowed to work in Zimbabwe under certain conditions.

Mtisi also wants the state to compel Econet Wireless to release mobile phone conversations linking Steirn to the alleged crime.

He al...

17:51

The tale of three BAASS field investigations "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction

There are some, who are saying, that although they accept the fact that Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) received a contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)  regarding the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications (AAWSA) program, there is no mention of UFOs or UAPs in that solicitation/contract. The contract was granted sometime after the solicitation closing date of 5 September 2008.

As early as 13 September 2008 Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies was advertising jobs which are directly related to the AAWSA. I have identified at least four individuals who were employed as investigators (one as "senior investigator/Team Leader;" (employed January 2009) ; two as "field investigators; (one from January 2009 the other from May 2009); and one as "investigator/security officer" (from June 2009.)

I explored the Internet looking for some evidence that these field investigators for BAASS actually conducted UFO investigations.

Taking a step back

The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) after negotiations with Robert Bigelow and BAASS, entered into a joint contract to work together. There were two main results arising from this. Firstly, that BAASS was given access to the MUFON CMS UFO reports database; and secondly that MUFON formed their STAR group. An individual named Richard Lang acted as the STAR Team Manager between February 2009 and January 2010.
 

In a 6 March 2011 blog post Lang provided detailed information about the relationship between BAASS and MUFON.

"The STAR Team Impact Project (SIP) was a MUFON project funded in part by Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where MUFON was subcontracted to provide information from the CMS data base (website) and witness reports related to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) directly to BAASS."

"BAASS investigators were given full access ( password and user ID) to the CMS database, in all cases where the witness answered "Yes" to the "third party release question" BAASS personnel and investigators could see all case information in CMS including witness contact information."

"MUFON also provided data to BAASS about significant events that were reported in CMS."

In short, BAASS were able to monitor almost all of the reports being received by MUFON CMS; had access to witness contact details, and could undertake their own investigations into any of the cases which they deemed of interest to them.

So, to cr...

17:45

MACKAY Drugs and weapons seized Mackay "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

MACKAY May 18, 2018 at 09:03AM ,

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16:11

Project Administrator "IndyWatch Feed National"

CIRCA  Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia

15:27

PNG Kumuls to play four test matches in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The PNG LNG Kumuls have four tests scheduled for 2018, the Pacific Test, the Prime Ministers XIII to become an sanctioned test match and a two-game tour by an England emerging team.
PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Reatau Rau who was accompanied by Kumuls coach Michael Marum made the announcement in Port Moresby yesterday.
The coming test is the Pacific test where on June 23 Papua New Guinea will take on the Fiji Bati. This will be the only test played overseas, Rau said.
He also said the change to dates for the Prime Ministers XIII match that will be held on October 6.
This date has changed from a week before the grand final to a week after the grand final and will be called the Prime Ministers XIII Test.
After the Prime Ministers XIII last year we saw that most of our top players were still in the finals series, Rau said.
The sponsors and the people have spoken about the teams performance against the Australian Prime Ministers XIII and the NRL has heard our request. They have gone back and moved the annual fixture a week after the grand final its good they heard of our views.
He added that the final two test matches will be against the emerging England team, the Knights.
The England Knights are the emerging England side and they are going to have a serious tour. They will be playing two games one on October 27, the first match will be in Lae and the second will be in Port Moresby on November 3 at the Oil Search National Football Stadium. It has been a long time since a team has done a tour in Papua New Guinea, Rau said.
Coach Michael Marum says the last time a team made a serious tour was in 2001 when the French Roosters played in Goroka and in Port Moresby.
The Knights are the future of the England side. They are just knocking on the door at the moment for a shot at the World Cup. We are proud of the England Rugby Football League for having the interest to come to our country. After the success of the World Cup last year and the Hunters and this great stadium and with the international media coverage we have had it shows the passion of rugby league in this country and we are honored to have the team visit us.
Rau added that on October 13 there will be an Emerging Kumuls team to take on the New South Wales Country Under 23 team.
The curtain raiser to that match will be the a match between a Australian Defence Force womens team and a select Confederate womens side while the Oil Search PNG Orchids will face the Australian Jillaroos on October...

15:04

PNG congratulates royal couple "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PAPUA New Guinea has joined the rest of the world in congratulating Prince Harry on his upcoming marriage to American actor Meghan Markle tomorrow.

While many world leaders have sent wedding gifts, Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae sent a congratulatory message through the local media yesterday.

US President Donald Trump and Mrs Melania Trump, for example, would be making a contribution to one of the seven charities the royal couple had designated in lieu of gifts, a White House spokeswoman said.

The royal wedding for the Queens grandson Prince Harry and Ms Markle would be held at Windsor Castle, outside London, tomorrow evening PNG time.

Prince Harry is sixth in line to the British throne and his soon-to-be wife Meghan is an American actress of African American and Dutch-Irish descent.

I wish to convey my congratulations and best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan on behalf of Lady Hannah, the people and Government of Papua New Guinea. The marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan is important and unique for the human race and especially for the Commonwealth.

It reflects the spirit of oneness and equality among those borne of the royal family and those outside the royal family.

Love is the essential element of a marriage, it knows no borders or boundaries to do with race, status and culture, Sir Bob said.

We thank the Queen and the Prince of Wales (Prince Harrys father Charles) for welcoming Meghan into the royal family and we wish the royal couple joy and happiness and Gods blessing and guidance in their marriage...statement

14:50

CAFNEC End of Financial Year Appeal 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Are you in a position to make an End of Financial Year contribution to CAFNEC?

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and directly support CAFNECs grass roots environmental advocacy in the region.

With your support, we can continue to push for greater conservation and protection of the regions remarkable environment, as we have done for 37 years. 

Weve had another massive year at CAFNEC with action on land clearing, biodiversity issues, plastics and more. We hope with your continued generosity this end of financial year, we can go up and beyond again. 

Make a donation by credit card using the form to the right of the page and your tax receipt will be emailed to you. 

Thank you so much for your support! 

The post CAFNEC End of Financial Year Appeal 2018 appeared first on CAFNEC.

14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00009 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.10 AUD
Converter

13:40

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations "IndyWatch Feed National"

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

The South Korean government reportedly plans to soften its crypto regulations in line with the policies set by the G20 nations in an effort to create unified regulations. The Korean regulators have also agreed to apply the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force to its crypto policies.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

G20s Unified Crypto Regulations

South Korea is reportedly planning to follow the policies set by the G-20 nations and soften its crypto regulations, the Korea Times reported.

The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors. Its members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union.

South Korea to Follow G20 Unified Cryptocurrency Regulations

The top financial policymakers of these countries have agreed to acknowledge and regulate cryptocurrencies as financial assets, the news outlet noted, elaborating:

...

13:09

they decided I had a debt of $66 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debt amount: 
$66
Period debt occurred: 
August 2012
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes & I won
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Because of differences in reporting periods between my employer and Centrelink, they decided I had a debt of $66.

This would have been cheaper and easier to just pay out, but I couldn't leave it be, so I fought their claims and was vindicated.

The stress of having to do this, especially where the level of potential debt wasn't stated initially, was significant.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

The trivial amount that the system determine I *might* have owed should have been sufficient to decide that this case was not worth pursuing, but they still tried.

After significant difficulties w...

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