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  1. As Sydney builds its light rail, its last tram leaves for VictoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Age

    Half a century ago, Sydney's last tram pierced the streets of Sydney's eastern suburbs on a journey that would mark the end of the light rail in the hearts and minds of many Sydneysiders. On Thursday, the last tram of that era embarked on a journey of resurrection, departing from the Rozelle tramsheds for Victoria after being neglected by successive NSW governments who enthroned cars and buses as the kings of Sydney's roads.

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  2. Blatter officially in FIFA election raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Yahoo!

    Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win. Blatter published a low-key message on Twitter confirming an expected bid to extend his scandal-scarred, 17-year leadership of football's wealthy governing body by four more years.

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  3. US politician's eight-day Australia trip costs $68,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Stuff.co.nz

    An Australian defence industry association has the dubious honour of helping a US politician rack up the biggest travel bill for a congressman in 2014. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from North Carolina who has since retired from Congress, accepted trips worth US$67,295 in 2014, according to travel disclosures filed with the House Ethics Committee.

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  4. Mashable Raises $17 Million in Series B FundingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Venture Capital Access Online

    Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding, led by Time Warner Investments. The capital will allow Mashable to add over 100 employees, investing heavily in strategic growth areas such as video production across all formats and Mashable's proprietary Velocity technology, while also continuing to bolster the breadth and depth of its editorial talent.

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  5. Qantas first-class passengers to get virtual reality headsetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Stuff.co.nz

    Qantas Airways will test whether first class passengers are interested in putting down their champagne glasses in favour of strapping on virtual-reality headsets to experience a unique new entertainment offering. The headsets are fitted to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phones loaded with three-dimensional, 360-degree content including footage of Kakadu National Park designed to help promote Australia's Northern Territory as a tourist destination.

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  6. Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees-Image1Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win. Blatter published a low-key message on Twitter confirming an expected bid to extend his scandal-scarred, 17-year leadership of football's wealthy governing body by four more years.

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  7. Hotel Price Index Reveals Denver and Charlotte Are Gaining Popularity ...Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Hotel News Resource

    To help travelers identify the most popular and trending cities this year - both domestically and internationally - Hotels.com has released data from its Hotel Price Index that highlights the most popular destinations of 2014. California, Texas and Florida were home to nearly half of the 25 Most Popular Domestic Cities for American travelers in 2014, but it was Denver and Charlotte, N.C. that saw the most growth in popularity among top destinations.

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  8. Near and far, winter term 2015 opens students to a world of discoveryRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Media Newswire

    Dozens of Miami University students rang in the new year in Australia, while others spent winter term in Cuba during a historic moment of transition. Some students and faculty spent the three weeks focusing on research in their laboratories, while others studied online, in class or away at workshops in cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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  9. US politician racked up $64,000 bill during eight-day trip to AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Age

    Los Angeles: An Australian defence industry association has the dubious honour of helping a US politician rack up the biggest travel bill for a congressman in 2014. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from North Carolina who has since retired from Congress, accepted trips worth $US67,295 in 2014, according to travel disclosures filed with the House Ethics Committee.

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  10. Busy weekend in resort with music, wine, golfRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Otago Daily Times

    A bumper weekend is on the cards for the Southern Lakes district with two major events expected to attract about 30,000 people. Tomorrow a capacity crowd of 15,000 people will attend the Gibbston Summer Concert, featuring Heart, Three Dog Night and Foreigner.

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  11. Knowler: Showdown avoided as Crusaders game in Fiji scrappedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Stuff.co.nz

    RIGHT CALL: Trafalgar Park in Nelson will host a Crusaders Super Rugby match that was due to be played in Fiji. Such sentiments may remain unspoken by the Crusaders board directors but you can bet they will scrutinise ticket sales when they strike the market ahead of the Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes at Nelson's Trafalgar Park on May 29. Scrapping plans to host the Hurricanes match in Fiji, a decision applauded by the Crusaders and Hurricanes players who opposed the idea from the outset, means the Crusaders accountants must now budget for a reduced profit from a fixture that must be relocated because AMI Stadium is booked for the Fifa under-20 world cup games.

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  12. Swimming with sharks: A great white adventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Stuff.co.nz

    How does it feel to have a great white shark look you right in the eye from just half a metre away in the middle of a lonely ocean? Even worse, he has blood over his lips and the remainders of his last meal still stuck between his teeth. And now he's eyeing you with real interest.

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  13. Report Published: "Selver AS in Retailing (Estonia)"Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | PR-inside.com

    The company pays great attention to earning the trust of consumers by offering a pleasant shopping environment and positioning itself as socially responsible. In the near future Selver AS plans to continue its expansion.

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  14. Now Available: Aeroflot Russian International AirlinesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | PR-inside.com

    This strategy is planned to be fully implemented by 2020. Aeroflot is planning to save up to 1.5 million tonnes of aviation fuel per year and the airline is also planning to reduce its overall fuel consumption by 44%.

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  15. SBS handing over to JOYRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Blaze

    This Mardi Gras, SBS Radio is handing over one of their digital radio channels to Melbourne gay and lesbian radio station, JOY 94.9, which will give the community radio station a national platform. JOY President, Jed Gilbert, told MCV they were "super excited" about the station going national for Mardi Gras weekend, saying it had been a dream of the station for many years.

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  16. Report Published: "Consumer Foodservice in Norway"Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | PR-inside.com

    Many companies actively worked on improving their concepts to adjust to new consumer trends and habits within the industry. Consumer confidence remained strong mainly due to increased incomes and low interest rates.

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  17. This Airline Is Giving Passengers Virtual Reality HeadsetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | TIME.com

    An attendee during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Australian airline Qantas is partnering with Samsung to bring the electronics company's virtual reality headsets to some of its passengers.

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  18. Virtual Reality Is Coming To Planes As In-Flight EntertainmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Thanks to a new partnership between Samsung and Australian airline Qantas, passengers flying with Qantas will soon be able to relax in virtual reality. Qantas will use Samsung's new Gear VR headsets to test how passengers like virtual reality as in-flight entertainment, which will allow passengers to watch movies, take virtual tours, and even " This marks the first time an airline has offered virtual reality during flights, but it makes sense: People like to tune out during flights, and the immersion of virtual reality is a perfect way to help people forget they're flying aboard a cramped plane.

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  19. Fitzroy North property in the same family for generations sold for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Daily Mail

    An untouched Melbourne property which has been in the same family for generations has been placed on the market for the first time. The Fitzroy North home once belonged to war veteran Eric Worsley, who passed away at the age of 102 in 2013, after inheriting the house from his mother.

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  20. How to spend your pension on travelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Independent

    With the rules for withdrawing your money set to change this year, Simon Calder suggests some trips worth splashing out on Simon Calder's career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent's Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as "the Man Who Pays His Way" because he does not accept free travel facilities.

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