Australian Senator Bob Brown calls for ban on junk food ads

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Australian Senator Bob Brown calls for ban on junk food ads

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown today called for a ban on junk food advertisements during times that children are watching TV. In a press release, the Senator referred specifically to the previous night’s episode of Four Corners. “The extensive use of psychologists to analyse little children’s responsiveness to TV advertising, including […]

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Oil spill reported in Gulf of Mexico

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Oil spill reported in Gulf of Mexico

January 14th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 At least 21,000 gallons of crude oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico near the United States mainland coast, about 30 miles off the shore of Galveston, Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard says that oil is still leaking at a rate of 80 to 400 gallons a day. The High […]

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Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

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Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

January 13th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tampons and other hygiene products after being confronted about the issue on Q&A Monday night. Mr Hockey was responding to a question from student activist Subeta Vimalarajah. “I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products […]

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California’s violent video game ban law ruled unconstitutional by US Court of Appeals

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California’s violent video game ban law ruled unconstitutional by US Court of Appeals

January 13th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Sunday, February 22, 2009 A U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday has declared unconstitutional California Assembly Bills 1792 & 1793, the California “ultraviolent video games law” that sought to ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. Federal judge Consuelo M. Callahan has ruled that the 2005 statewide ban, which has yet […]

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David S. Touretzky discusses Scientology, Anonymous and Tom Cruise

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David S. Touretzky discusses Scientology, Anonymous and Tom Cruise

January 12th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 David S. Touretzky, prominent free speech activist and critic of Scientology, discussed his opinions on the recent Internet backlash against the Church of Scientology in an interview with former Scientologist and Wikinews reporter Nicholas Turnbull. The recent conflict on the Internet between critics of Scientology and the Church has been spurred […]

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Planning For Your Parents Future Needs

January 12th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Get More Information Here: Spectrum Wealth Planning for Your Parents Future Needs by C.J. Mackey For many aging seniors who are starting to need extra help, moving in with your children is not a viable or desired option. Unfortunately, sometimes parents and children do not want to think about the inevitable and do not talk […]

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Sex, mental and physical exercise, fight dementia

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Sex, mental and physical exercise, fight dementia

January 12th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Friday, April 8, 2005Professor Perry Bartlett of University of Queensland‘s Brain Institute recommends sex, cryptic crosswords and a good run to stave off dementia. The researcher, interviewed on Australian ABC radio today [1], said that with 52,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed with dementia by the end of the year, people wishing to ward off […]

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Belgian bus company knows solution for car parking problems

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Belgian bus company knows solution for car parking problems

January 10th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Monday, May 21, 2007 Do you have a hard time finding a parking space? Take the bus or tram if you go to the city. That’s the message Belgian bus company De Lijn (The Line) is sending to promote public transport as a solution for car parking problems. As a part of their media campaign, […]

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Wikinews interviews Australian wheelchair basketball coach Tom Kyle

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Wikinews interviews Australian wheelchair basketball coach Tom Kyle

January 10th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Toronto , Canada —What experiences makes a coach of an international sports team? Wikinews interviewed Tom Kyle, the coach of the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, in Toronto for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. ((Wikinews)) Tell us about yourself. First of all, where were […]

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In depth: Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal controversy

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In depth: Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal controversy

January 10th, 2019 by zJHAfA9a

Friday, May 26, 2006 Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel […]

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