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  1. How Natural Infrastructure Can Boost Climate Change ResiliencyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

    Restoring wetlands can protect coastal communities from floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Are government officials doing enough to prepare their communities for natural disasters and extreme weather events - that are increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change? Not surprisingly, the answer is no, says a new report from nonprofit environmental organizations National Wildlife Federation and Earth Economics and insurance group Allied World Assurance Company Holdings .

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  2. MomentumLIZARD BRAINSRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... Americans will eat about 46 million turkeys this Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. The Federation first gave Harry Truman a bird in 1947. While most media declare that was the beginning of the pardons, there's no evidence ...

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  3. Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitchRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Singapore's new National Stadium suffered fresh embarrassment Tuesday after a November 15 match pitting the Maori All Blacks against Asia Pacific Dragons was scrapped over the poor state of its pitch. A file photo shows Singapore's national stadium pictured on October 13, 2014.

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  4. Kiwis make no attempt to pay off mortgagesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    As many as one in four homeowners are treading water on their mortgage repayments, making no attempt to repay the debt. A torrent of interest-only lending played a large part in the subprime mortgage boom that led up to the global financial crisis.

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  5. Halloween Is Handing Out Many Treats (Not Tricks) To RetailersRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    In 2007 I founded Retail Minded, a quarterly publication and online destination committed to helping independent retailers through news, education and support. Additionally, I'm the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference, which takes place on site at various retail events and trade shows each year, reaching hundreds of thousands of event attendees.

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  6. Influenza Titer on Chip(R) Now Available as Robust Flu Vaccine Potency AssayRead the original story

    Yesterday | Freshnews

    InDevR , a Boulder-based life science company, announced today that version 1.0 of Influenza Titer on Chip is now available for purchase as a complete kit. Flu-ToC is used as an alternative to single radial immunodiffision for rapid quantification of influenza hemagglutinin protein in flu vaccines.

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  7. City eyes houses made of bambooRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun-Star

    ... Los Banos and treatment facility in UP Miagao for houses to withstand winds of up to 255 kilometers per hour. The federation had built three demonstration housing units and the construction of 20 units is still ongoing at the relocation site in ...

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  8. Primary Producers SA members say commodity model could work federally ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC News

    Two years ago the South Australian Farmers Federation was dissolved and a group of commodity bodies formed Primary Producers SA in its place. A commodity-based approach is once alternative model of representation suggested by a report prepared for the National Farmers Federation about how to reform the body.

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  9. Emanuel's cable tax hike to cost average consumer $28.80 a yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to wipe out the amusement tax exemption that has long benefited cable television companies will cost the average cable customer $2.40 more-a-month and $28.80 more-a-year, a top mayoral aide disclosed Monday. Chicago levies a 9 percent amusement tax on movies, concerts, sporting events, live theater and entertainment venues with a seating capacity of more than 750.

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  10. Socialist candidate slams Newcastle rail cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Green Left Weekly

    Steve O'Brien, Socialist Alliance candidate for the byelection in the NSW state seat of Newcastle, slammed the NSW government's decision to close the heavy rail line to Newcastle at Broadmeadow, cutting the city centre from rail traffic from December 26. O'Brien was speaking at the campaign launch at the Rail Sheds, Newcastle East Foreshore Park, on October 12. The by-election will be held on October 25. He said: "This byelection is the ideal opportunity for the electors of Newcastle to make the ultimate protest vote - against the corrupt Coalition state government, and against its corrupt Labor predecessors. A vote for Socialist Alliance is a vote for real social change, and community mobilisation on the issues that affect their lives.

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  11. Parking on the Hill - time to cough up the cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The RiotACT

    Paid parking across Canberra is not a new thing. Most parking lots have been user pays for some time now with the Parliamentary Triangle having paid parking introduced on October 1 this year.

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  12. Nigeria could host 2015 Afcon, says NFF vice presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Goal.com

    Seyi Akinwunmi has told Goal that the country has the capacity to host the Africa Cup of Nations if they are asked as an alternative to Morocco Nigeria could host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if Morocco pulls out of staging the finals, according to the vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation. The north African country is currently in deliberations over its place as hosts of next year's finals due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus.

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  13. 'She was a fiercely independent woman': Nurse defends actions of her...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | IcNetwork

    Jean Davies, who died five weeks after beginning a fast, said she had 'no alternative' given the UK's laws against assisted suicide A Welsh nurse who watched her elderly mother starve herself to death says she will forever stand by the pensioner's decision as it was "the only way she could legally exercise her right to die". Former maths teacher Jean Davies, who died five weeks after beginning her fast, said she had "no alternative" given the UK's laws against assisted suicide.

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  14. Plea to ease burden of business ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sheffield Star

    Start-up sweet seller Damian Maxfield pays 14,500-a-year in business rates - a huge burden for a new enterprise. The businessman launched the World Wide Candy Company on Ecclesall Road in September and must sell a staggering A 250 worth of sweets every day to cover rent, rates and all his bills, before he can pay himself a penny.

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  15. SORL Chairman Opens Off-road Vehicle ConferenceRead the original story

    Monday | Sys-Con Media

    This forum focused on development of vehicle enhancements and technology advancements for modifying off-road vehicles. The conference was sponsored by the Society of Automobile Engineers in Mr. Zhang is also a vice-president of the China Federation of Industry and Commerce Auto & Motorbike Parts Chamber of Commerce and he is a member of the People's Political Consultative Conference of commented, "It is a pleasure to take a leading role in this important technology conference.

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  16. Palm oil - the new threat to the AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Ecologist

    ... concern is the growing foreign demand for a range of crops whose cultivation requires the removal of trees. The Federation of the Industries of the State of So Paulo says production of four crops alone - soya, corn (maize), sugarcane and palm oil - ...

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  17. Bolivia leads climate change fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Green Left Weekly

    Bolivians celebrate the re-election of President Evo Morales with more than 60% of the vote on October 12. The Morales government has earned much international attention for its role as a critic of global capitalism, which it blames for the climate change crisis. Bolivian President Evo Morales was re-elected for his third term on October 12 with more than 60% of the vote.

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  18. Lights From The Middle KingdomRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Outlook

    ... of the government curbing imports from China for their sake," says Anil Bhardwaj, secretary-general of the Federation of Indian Small & Medium and Micro Enterprises (FISME). Until the late '90s, FISME members included several electric light makers. ...

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  19. Temporary travellers site vital to help policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Argus

    POLICE powers to move travellers on from parks will be severely restricted if a temporary traveller site cannot be agreed. Brighton and Hove City Councillor Pete West called on opposition figures to come up with an alternative option for a temporary traveller sites after plans to use Hangleton Bottom were rejected on Thursday night.

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  20. Temporary site for travellers is neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Argus

    POLICE powers to move travellers on from parks will be severely restricted if a temporary traveller site cannot be agreed. Brighton and Hove City Councillor Pete West called on opposition figures to come up with an alternative option for a temporary traveller sites after plans to use Hangleton Bottom was rejected on Thursday night.

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