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6 hrs ago | Asopa People

When I was in New Guinea, I avoided an attack of the wheelie bins

It is set along the bottom end of the Fly River, east towards the Kikori River and west to Morehead and the Bensbach River. During that time the author worked as a surveyor plotting seismic and gravity lines for the Australasian Petroleum Company .

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11 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Sinopec to start trial operations at first LNG terminal by end-Oct

Top Asian refiner Sinopec Corp will start trial operations at its first liquefied natural gas terminal by the end of October, a company representative said on Tuesday. The 3-million-tonne-per-year terminal in Qingdao city in eastern Shandong province is expected to receive its first LNG cargo by the end of next month, the representative said without specifying where the cargo will come from.

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15 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 16th

On this day in 1940, Sam Rayburn became Speaker of the House. He would serve in the post for 17 years, longer than anyone else.

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16 hrs ago | Gizmag

Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria

Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea , an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation.

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17 hrs ago | South Coast Register

Art prize reflects rich heritage

FASCINATING: Suzi Krawczyk of Meroogal installs one of the art works, Zan Wimberley's Mary Mary Mary, in the upcoming Meroogal Women's Art Prize. Following a brief hiatus Sydney Living Museums, custodian of Meroogal, relaunched the prize, previously held each year from 1998 until 2011.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

DFW Catholic

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- The annual "Day for the Sick" held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years.

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Asopa People

Independence Day 2014: A prayer of forgiveness for most

FROM last Friday to Sunday, the world met at Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province for the famous annual cultural show. The Sunday was a good test for churchgoers in this self-proclaimed Christian country - the Show being the magnetic attraction it is.

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State Department

Press Releases: Papua New Guinea Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my warmest wishes to the people of Papua New Guinea on the 39th anniversary of your independence on September 16th. The United States and Papua New Guinea share a history of close partnership rooted in our commitment to democratic values and traditions.

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The Hartford Courant

Charter Oak Presents Feminist Film Festival At Three Venues

The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain.

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Colombo Page

Traffic restriction in Sri Lankan capital tomorrow due to Chinese President's arrival

Sept 15, Colombo: Vehicle movement in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo and on airport expressway will be restricted due to Chinese President's arrival tomorrow on a two-day official visit, the Police Headquarters announced. Accordingly, traffic will be restricted on Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, Baseline Road, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya and Galle Face from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Tuesday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Marine News

Centenary of RAN Submarine Loss Commemorated

The Royal Australian Navy informs it has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of its first submarine, 'HMAS AE1', with memorial services in Papua New Guinea and across Australia. In a ceremony held in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, close to where the ship was last seen, Navy members, local dignitaries, traditional land owners and descendants of the crew gathered to remember the ship lost on 14 September 1914.

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ABC News

Foil chip packets turned into life-saving water purifier

Adelaide engineering students have developed a simple water treatment system using foil chip packets and glass tubing, hoping they can save lives in the developing world. John Fenech from the support agency ChildFund said contaminated water was a serious issue in Papua New Guinea, where the simple device was now on trial.

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Asopa People

Corruption sullies emergence of PNG to mature nationhood

TOMORROW Papua New Guinea celebrates 39 years of nationhood. The report card indicates that, in terms of the quality of governance, those have been very mixed years.

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Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra child poverty figures 'alarming'

Three in 20 children under the age of 15 are living in poverty in the Illawarra and South Coast according to a new report. Shadow minister for the Illawarra Ryan Park said the "alarming" figures compiled by the NSW Parliamentary Research Service showed the need for more support services for the region's youth.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Navy search for sub lost 100 years

EXACTLY 100 years after Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared, the Navy has made its first comprehensive search for the boat. FROM Zulu to WW2 via Australia's first battle in 1914 - at a moving memorial, a veteran recalls "stony-faced" enemies who had to hang.

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Asopa People

Head in a Jar - the story behind the novel 'Dead Birds'

In the most recent issue of the Australian literary quarterly, Meanjin , TREVOR SHEARSTON writes about the inspiration behind his 2007 novel Dead Birds, s et in the early days of exploration around Papua New Guinea. Trevor is an eminent guest at this week's Crocodile Prize events in Port Moresby.

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Asopa People

Australian diplomat & author collaborate on PNG literacy project

A small foundation to support community based literacy projects in Papua New Guinea will be launched in Melbourne next week. Sustain Education Art Melanesia, or SEAM, is supported by two great friends of PNG - former Australian High Commissioner Ian Kemish AM and author Drusilla Modjeska.

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The Age

Danger zone: Matupit villagers in front of Mount Tavurvur volcano near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago, the locals had good reason to be concerned. Twenty years ago on Friday, the nearby town of Rabaul, the provincial capital on East New Britain, was devastated by a massive eruption after the subsequent rain of dust destroyed banks, buildings and the airport.

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ABC News

Fallen Australian WWI troops honoured at Bita Paka War Cemetery

Their trunks, wider than a small truck, soar upwards towards enormous canopies where branches are fringed by hanging greenery like tropical lacework. As I sit in the cemetery, listening to tributes for the Australian troops who died fighting here in World War I, I look at the trees' elephantine limbs and wonder how long they have existed.

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PR-inside.com

"Meat Market in Papua New Guinea: Databook to 2017" Published

The report presents detailed historic and forecast data on the Meat consumption trends in Papua New Guinea, offering consumption volume and value at market and category level. Bringing together Canadean's research, modeling, and analysis expertise to develop uniquely detailed market data, it allows both foreign and domestic companies to identify the market dynamics of overall Meat sales, and remain sensitive to those categories that will be in the ascendency in the coming years.

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