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Tuesday, 13 November

01:13

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

121118NO MORE WEAPONS IN PUBLIC
New Dawn FM News

The ABG member for TEUA, CHARLES KAKAPETAI last week challenged his people to forget carrying knives and grass knives when going to public gatherings after the reconciliation.
He said that reconciliation has freed perpetrators and victims and should be totally free to walk around in their communities.
The member said that this is the real testimony of reconciliation.
The member made these remarks at the reconciliation ceremony at KORAKA ward in KEREAKA.
He said he does not want to see people fighting again after todays reconciliation.
The member called on his people to create peace and unity in the communities and prepare for the Bougainville referendum on June 15th, 2019.

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01:11

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

121118RECONCILIATION COMES FROM THE HEART SAYS FR SATSI
New Dawn FM News
True reconciliation and forgiveness comes from the heart and with the help of God says FR. WILLIE SATSI.
He made these remarks at the reconciliation ceremony in Kereaka last week.
FR. WILLIE said people have to pray for God to assist them forgive those who have mistreated them during the Bougainville conflict.
He said real forgiveness has to come from the heart and reconcile and move on into the future.
FR. WILLIE said that reconciliation is nothing if there is no forgiveness and if there is no lasting peace between former enemies.

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00:51

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

121118KAKAPETAI CALLS ON HIS PEOPLE TO SUBMIT TO LEADERS
New Dawn FM News
The ABG member for TEWA, CHARLES KAKAPETAI has called on the people of KUNUA and KEREAKA to submit to authorities so that real peace can prevail in the communities.
Speaking at the reconciliation ceremony in KORAKA ward, KEREAKA, the member called on the people to contribute to the peace building program by working with leaders without complaining.
He said that the ABG does not have the monies to support projects and programs in the wards and ward members must organise their activities in their wards to support the ABG.
MR.KAKAPETAI said many activities in the ward does not need funds but the allocation of time and commitment by community leaders.
The member also called on his former combatants to be committed to destroy their remaining weapons before the referendum.
MR. KAKAPETAI said that according to UN records, KUNUA/KEREAKA contained only 36 percent and must now surrender the remaining 64 percent.
The member told his people that after referendum UN will put to task the ABG with the weapons that the people have not surrendered for permanent removal.
He said other areas have destroyed theirs as 100 percent in Buka whilst other regions have yet to complete their weapons destructions.

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00:21

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

121118JAPAN TO ASSIST BOUGAINVILE
New Dawn FM News
The Government of JAPAN will contribute THREE MILLION KINA towards referendum awareness for Bougainville.
Since the announcement of the Chair for the Bougainville Referendum Commission, New Zealand and Australia have already pledged their contributions to the Awareness Program through the United Nations Bougainville Referendum Support Project.
The signing ceremony for the agreement will be made tomorrow in Port Moresby between H.E Satosha Nakajima, Ambassador of Japan to Papua New Guinea, Mr.Gianluca Rampolla, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator and Hon. William Samb, Member for Goilala and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Bougainville affairs.
The funds will assist the Bougainville Referendum Commission and the Autonomous Bougainville Governments Directorate of Media and Communications in their awareness efforts.
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00:18

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

121118CLEANUP CONTINUES
New Dawn FM News
The ABG Chief Secretary, JOSEPH NOBETAU today released names of ten Public servants that were dismissed from the Bougainville Public service last Friday.
In making the announcement, MR. NOBETAU said that the decision to dismiss these officers was not taken lightly but was taken as a last resort.
He said the decision to dismiss an officer has much more implications, not just on the individual themselves, but also their families.
However as the head of the Public service he could not tolerate actions that defraud the government t or undermine the important work that we do.
The Chief Secretary said that as Public servants all of us must project a professional image and all of us have an obligation to comply with the law.
He said those who steal do not steal from the government, but from the people of Bougainville and they must be held accountable.
MR. NOBETAU said that these officers that have been dismissed were implicated in significant misconduct.
He said that seven officers from the Department of Personal Management and administrative services were found through the ABG payroll audit to have manipulated systems and processes for personal gain.
Collectively these individuals stole more than THREE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND KINA from the public purse.
He said that this was a blatant theft and was undertaken for personal gain.
The chief Secretary said such actions cannot go un-punished and he also confirmed that he has referred all officers implicated to the national fraud squad for investigation.
He said that he expects that those responsible will be prosecuted, if found guilty and should be held to the highest standards of criminal law.
MR. NOBETAU also said that three officers from the Department of Community Government have also been dismissed owing to a substantial fraud where large sums of monies were misappropriated from the Disaster trust fund.
Again these matters have been referred to the Police for further investigations.

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23:36

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22:05

World view Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:01

November 13 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

354  Augustine of Hippo, Roman bishop and theologian, was born (d. 430).

1002 English king thelred II ordered the killing of all Danes in England, in the St. Brices Day massacre.

1160  Louis VII of France married Adele of Champagne.

1642 First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green  Royalist forces withdrew in the face of the Parliamentarian army and failed to take London

1715 Dorothea Erxleben, first German female medical doctor, was born (d. 1762).

1841  James Braid first saw a demonstration of animal magnetism, which led to his study of the subject he eventually called hypnotism.

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer, was born (d. 1894).

1851 The Denny Party landed at Alki Point, the first settlers in what would become Seattle, Washington.

1864 The new Constitution of Greece was adopted.

1869  Helene Stcker, German author and activist, was born (d. 1943).

1869   Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician, was born (d. 1962).

1887  Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1896  Te Maari, a crater at the northern end of the Tongariro range, erupted.

1901 The...

21:39

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Britains biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. Jowan sterlund from Biohax holds a microchip implant the size of a grain of rice between his thumb and forefinger. Julia Kollewe The Guardian Nov 11, 2018 UK []

The post Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

21:22

European Central Bank In Panic Mode as Economy Stalls "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The eurozone could not borrow from the momentum of the U.S. economy in the third quarter as economic growth slumped to a tepid 0.2 %, the slowest rate in more than four years. With the 19-nation currency bloc beginning to stagnate, and the heavyweights failing to post significant gains, Brussels is in panic mode, likely []

The post European Central Bank In Panic Mode as Economy Stalls appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

21:13

Vietnam ratifies Pacific trade pact "IndyWatch Feed National"

Vietnam on Monday became the seventh country to ratify a sprawling Pacific trade pact set to come into effect later this year, despite US President Donald Trumps pullout from a deal he decried as a job killer.

Australia last month became the sixth country to ratify the deal, paving the way for the pact to come into force at the end of December with more than half of its members officially signed on.

AFP/File | Vietnam has become the seventh country to enter the landmark Pacific trade deal, which will take effect at the end of the year

Vietnam followed suit on Monday with a unanimous vote to approve the deal by lawmakers in the countrys rubber stamp parliament.

This is an important political decision, affirming our countrys active role in international integration, said Nguyen Van Giau, head of the National Assemblys external relations department.

Vietnams fast-growing export economy stood to gain enormously from open access to US markets, a key outlet for cheap manufactured goods like Adidas shoes, Gap T-shirts and Samsung phones, before Trump pulled the plug on Washingtons participation.

The protectionist president called the deal a death blow for American manufacturing and singled out Vietnam for taking jobs he would rather see on his home turf.

The trade pact was spearheaded by former US president Barack Obama who dubbed the comprehensive deal a gold standard for 21st century trade rules and a crucial counter to Chinas rising global economic might.

The deal will bind members into a tougher legal framework for trade, lower tariffs and open markets.

It will also introduce new labour standards a sticking point for communist Vietnam, where all labour unions are controlled by the one-party state.

The establishment of independent labour unions may bring about some challenges Giau said Monday, but added the government was open to making the necessary reforms.

Even without the US in the mix, the now-renamed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been described as a game changer.

It covers many rapidly growing economies that account...

21:00

Keeping Up Appearances S05 E09 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

lousy formatting , audio OK, but could be better, and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

20:30

20:08

Asias $4.3 trillion stock rout is 20 years coming "IndyWatch Feed War"

While some say recent selling binges are a sign of how liquid and efficient developing Asia has become, there is a perception that its not enough

By William Pesek

Asia has a Germany sized problem on its hands, one that wont go away as soon as investors hope. On Friday alone, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index plunged 1.2%, bringing the regions losses this year to $4.3 trillion of market value. This rout, equivalent to Germanys annual output, reflects a perfect storm of worries coursing Asias way: Donald Trumps trade war, Federal Reserve rate hikes and sliding oil prices.

This risk trifecta is pulling punters in different directions. The US presidents tariffs, for example, are hammering away at Chinas growth engines a problem considering its every regional economys main customer. That has investors pivoting to a risk-off crouch.

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The second serves up a bit of schizophrenia for investors. Its grand, for example, that the Fed is taking froth out of an overstimulated economy. Asia, though, has traumatic memories of the dollars rally in the mid-to-late 1990s, which helped precipitate the 1997 crisis.

The third is either stellar news for investors or reason to run for the exits. The former suggests less inflation for economies from India to Indonesia to the Philippines; the latter that global demand is hitting a rough patch.

Taken together, these three risks are ravaging markets in Asia more than anywhere else. And its important to explore why.

Optimists will say that recent selling binges are a show of back-handed strength, a sign of how liquid and efficient developing Asia has become since the late 90s. The real issue, though, is a perception that for all the progress Asia made since then, its not enough.

Fair or not, plunges in the Indian rupee, Indonesian rupiah and the Philippines peso reflects a lack of progress repairing the regions duel-deficits problem. For all the boosterism about stronger national balance sheets, too many nations harbor current-account and deficit imbalances that leave them vulnerable to capital flight.

Another lesson not learned: an overreliance on exports makes you vulnerable. Not just to exogenous stocks like the Trump White House, but also to a business model that favors holding down labor costs over domestic innovation. True, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and elsewhere are enjoying scattered bursts of...

20:00

BBC Drama: Strangers and Brothers by C.P.Snow #5/13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Strangers and Brothers is a series of novels by C. P. Snow, published between 1940 and 1970. They deal with among other things questions of political and personal integrity, and the mechanics of exercising power.

All eleven novels in the series are narrated by the character Lewis Eliot. The series follows his life and career from humble beginnings in an English provincial town, to reasonably successful London lawyer, to Cambridge don, to wartime service in Whitehall, to senior civil servant and finally retirement.

The New Men deals with the scientific communitys involvement in (and reaction to) the development and deployment of nuclear weapons during the Second World War. The Conscience of the Rich concerns a wealthy, Anglo-Jewish merchant-banking family. Time of Hope and George Passant depict the price paid by clever, poor young men to escape their provincial origins.

Snow analyses the professional world, scrutinising microscopic shifts of power within the enclosed settings of a Cambridge college, a Whitehall ministry, a law firm. For example, in the novels set in the Cambridge college (a thinly veiled Christs), a small, disparate group of men is typically required to reach a collective decision on an important subject. In The Masters, the dozen or so college members elect a new head (the Master) by majority vote. In The Affair, a small group of dons sets out to correct a possible injustice: they must convince the rest of the college to re-open an investigation into scientific fraud. In both novels, the characters strongly resist letting in the external world, whether it be the press, public opinion, the college Visitor, or outside experts.

The books were adapted by the BBC into a 13-episode television series, which began airing in January 1984. The series starred Shaughan Seymour as Lewis, Sheila Ruskin as his mentally troubled first wife Sheila and Cherie Lunghi as his second wife Margaret. Other actors of note who took part in the series include Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Havers, Peter Sallis and Tom Wilkinson. 

18:37

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

My first taste of asparagus was that sorry, soggy excuse for a vegetable that comes in tins.

It took asparagus to convert me to a fan and this year we have our own to harvest.

We planted it two years ago and followed the instructions from a garden guru religiously letting it grow and go to seed the first two season and only this, the third season have we harvested it.

Were eating it in salads, roulades, by itself and as a side with lunch and dinner and its delicious.

Today Im grateful for home-grown asparagus.

18:30

The History of Iron and Steel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post The History of Iron and Steel appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:00

Classic Crime: P.D.James A Taste For Death (1988) Adam Dalgleish with Roy Marsden #6/6 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sir Paul Berowne a prominent Government Minister turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ministers wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent surgeon and she makes no secret of it. Berownes only daughter is involved in left-wing politics and rejects her conservative father. Adding to his woes, his own mother favoured her son who was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush over Paul. The informal investigation has barely began when Dalgliesh is faced with a series of bizarre deaths that turn the case into an urgent assignment.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats -S05 E07 A Split Second "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:00

How do you deal with painful truths? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil The post How do you deal with painful truths? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here. Meanwhile in Ireland [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:09

We are taking a huge leap "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

We are feeling the fear and doing it anyway!

We are flying free from charity status as of this week we want to support civil disobedience and all types of non-violent resistance loudly and proudly. When all else fails, it is our moral duty to act and there are a whole heap of people out there who want to act on climate, on issues of racial and social justice but lack the resources, training, infrstructure, pathways or experience to do it safely.

We also increasingly are asked to collaborate with folks outside the environmental sector, and whilst we think all things are related the government is a bit more uptight about such things. So weve left the good folk of Friends of the Earth, and are stepping out on our own we did some great work collaborating, and we wish them the best, but its time for our own adventures.

We will have more to come, and a new look which will be simply faaaahbulous, but we are getting input from you our supporters and allies first. I know. Were weird. But that is why you love us right?

So we are going to have an awesome launch party on Wednesday 14th November you can RSVP here. There will be no shiny new logos, but lots of fun, and awesome people. We will be celebrating successes over the last five years, and getting input into our project ideas for the next couple.

We are going to be working on more resources, more webinars, and work that will connect people who cant turn out to actions. Weve got big plans for supporting legal teams, continuing support for Frontline Action on Coal and extractivist work, and being able to respond and support emerging movements such as Extinction Rebellion and the Climate School Strike.

Come and join us and give us feedback we want to know what we do well, and how to do things better an online survey will then circulate based on the face to face event launch.

You can also DONATE here we need regular CounterActivators our monthly supporters, now more than ever we are still ironing out the kinks, so if you have any issue at all, get in touch. No tax receipt anymore, but a heck of a lot more freedom. Join us on the adventure!

Got ideas and projects for us to take on let us know.

 

The post We are taking a huge leap appeared first on CounterAct.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1944, Booker T Jones songwriter and keyboards with Booker T and The MGs. Born today in 1945, Neil Young singer, songwriter and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Young and soloist. Born today in 1947, Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser) songwriter and guitarist with Blue Oyster [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:22

Alm. Dortheys Hiyo Eluay dan Perjuangan Papua Merdeka ke Depan "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Penculikan dan pembunuhan Ondofolo Dortheys Hiyo Eluay pada tanggal 10-11 November 2011 kini kita peringati dengan merenungkan kembali apa yang dapat dilakukan melanjutkan pekerjaan yang telah ditinggalkannya. Sebelum itu perlu diperjelas tentang apa yang dilakukan anak-anak almarhum di Pendopo Theys Eluay Sentani, yaitu Deklarasi Damai yang menyatakan penculikan dan pembunuhan Alm. Theys Eluay tidak masuk

Alm. Dortheys Hiyo Eluay dan Perjuangan Papua Merdeka ke Depan was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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15:00

Hadith for the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bonus edition today: Five for one. The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Kim Hill talks with Angelique Kidjo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Kim Hill

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20181110-1104-angelique_kidjo_-_diva_from_benin-128.mp3

This was much more interesting than Adam initially thought it would be.

Interview with Angelique Kidjo, the acclaimed musician from Benin.

Singer/songwriter  Anglique Kidjo is from the West African country of Benin and is known for her diverse musical influences and her creative music videos. Her latest project is a track by track reimagination of the Talking Heads 1980 album Remain in Light. As well as her three Grammy Awards, she is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Kidjo was also the first African women to be appointed as an international Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She set up the Batonga Foundation to empower and educate girls in Africa, and she is Harvard Universitys 2018 Jazz Master.  Kidjo tells Kim about her escape from Benin, discusses her music and her politics, and plays some songs from Remain in Light. She is coming to Aotearoa for WOMAD 2019. 

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bothy  a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farmhands or labourers, or for use as a mountain refuge; a basic shelter, usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use free of charge.

14:30

The bigger they are, the harder they fail "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Japan Times reports an embarrassing failure of big wind. Hilariously, the filename for this picture on their website is n-fukuturb-a-20181028.jpg  Quote. A floating wind turbine built off Fukushima Prefecture to symbolize recovery efforts after the 2011 nuclear disaster will be removed, a government source has said. End quote. It is all about the symbolism! Quote. [] The post The bigger they are, the harder they fail appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Coope, Boyes and Simpson: Spring 1919 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppy

 

Another great song from Coope, Boyes and Simpson, with some excellent and appropriate film footage

 

14:25

Firefighters battle Santa Ana winds, 170,000 Los Angeles residents still under evacuation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Woolsey Fire has scorched 83,275 acres and devoured more than 175 structures.

As firefighters race to control the Woolsey Fire, mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for approximately 170,000 residents of Los Angeles County, from Malibu to West Hills in the San Fernando Valley.

The Woolsey Fire is still burning in spots on both sides of the 101 freeway. It has torched hillsides and coastline across 83,275 acres of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and destroyed more than 170 buildings in the beaches, canyons, and Valley. Containmentstands at 10 percent.

On Sunday, firefighters extinguished flare-ups and kept a hold on the fires perimeter, stopping it from spreading south into communities like Pacific Palisades, said Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby. He noted that there were no new reports of homes burning down.

Today was a better day, he said.

But, Osby cautioned: Were not out of the woods tonight.

Powerful Santa Ana winds are forecasted to kick up again later tonight, posing a major threat. Wind gusts can easily fan embers and ignite dry brush.

None of the mandatory evacuation orders issued for the Woolsey Fire since Friday have been lifted in LA County, and approximately 57,000 structures in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are still at risk.

The evacuation orders affect multiple communities, including Topanga, where many residents have opted to shelter in place, as well as the entire city of Malibu, which City Councilmember Lou La Monte has said was hit very, very hard.

Authorities continue to urge Topanga residents who have remained in their homes to leave immediately.

(A full, up-to-date list of evacuation areas and evacuation centers is listed at the end of this story).

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department is also warning residents in evacuation zones to resist the urge to return home. Ev...

14:15

The threat is not Islam but those who seek to undermine our rights "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

The Coalition remains bent on promoting division and diversions to push through its political agenda. One method is to continue fanning the Islam scare and the other one is to build a law and order campaign.

This is why young Africans in Melbourne have been targeted, and why the terrible attack Bourke Street in Melbourne has been tied to the so-called Islamic terrorist threat. In its typical fashion of putting out the big lie to make a story, Murdocks Herald-Sun mirrored this in its front-page heading. The tycoon and his empire have a lot to answer for.

No evidence has been put forward that connects the attack by Hassan Khalif Shire Ali to political or religious motivation. But why let this get in the way of good story? Could it be that the man has mental health issues? Those who know him have said this and some have mentioned that he has had substance abuse problems. He is not a practicing Muslim. He is of African appearance and vulnerable to be set up as a target, by those who wish to whip up racial hatred.

The state of his metal health was explained in a letter sen to Channel 9 by Alis family. It was a plea to stop the incident being used for political purposes. Cafe owner Sisto Malaspina died and two others were injured by knife wounds. Hassan died from a gunshot wound.

Family letter sent to Channel 9

Still, News Corp and much of the other major news outlets persisted on peddling rumours and hearsay, showing no regard for finding the truth. It reveals just how far the quality of our media has descended.

This locks in very well with the election campaign going on in Victoria. Liberal Party leader is Matthew Guy is putting himself forward and the champion of law and order. He falls in with the Murdoch claim that crime is running rife. No matter that this is not true and police data shows that overall crime is on the decrease. But again, why let the facts get in the way of the story?

Over it all, is the assertion that our society needs more policing, and those making it, hope that enough people will buy it, at least until its put in place.

All fair-minded people must call pout the lie for what it is.

This is not a Victoria only development. Scott Morrison is hitting the stumps and has joined in with his attack on radical, violent, extremist Is...

14:00

Commemorating 100 Years: Remembrance Day Parade Bermuda 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppy

Back in the 1980s Adam lived and worked in the British Crown Colony of Bermuda. Bermuda lies some 600 miles into the Atlantic from Cape Hatteras in the Carolinas. It is the end of the most northerly coral reef in the world and although far out to see, the islands are in alarge group of submerged reefs and shoals, hence the Bermuda triangle. It has been self governing since 1620 and is theoldest self governing entity within the Commonwealth. In Bemuda Novemebr 11 is a public holiday and eveything used to stop at 11 a.m. on the IIth of November. In WWII, it functioned as a major base for Royal Navy ships hunting U Boats, with a large dockyard facility; plus it functioned a major mail interception centre for British intelligence. In addition, it provided an operational base for aircraft to patrol further into the Atlantic.

In any event this seemed worthy of a look.

13:45

Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppy

A young gunner subaltern was on his way to observe a machine gun position. Just as he got outside my door a shrapnel shell burst full in front of him. The poor fellow was brought in to me absolutely riddled. He lay in my arms until he died, shrieking in his agony, and said he hoped I would excuse him for making such as a noise as he really could not help it. He was a fine looking boy,  not more  than 19.
                                                                                     A British medical officer on the                                                                                                       Western Front

13:40

QotD: 100 years ago today, the killing finally stopped. "Today is properly a day of mourning, for a world rent asunder by a stupid, useless waste of human life." "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"War is not glorious. It achieves no great goals. It cures no diseases, it bridges no rivers, it builds no great cities, it does not launch people into space, clothe the naked, or feed the hungry. Those are worth celebrating, those sorts of achievements represent mankind at its best. War does quite the opposite thing it destroys resources and people in bulk, and sets back human achievement, sometimes by years, sometimes by decades.
    "Nor is participation in war laudable. Sometimes it is necessary to defend oneself, but there is never any glory in it. Dying face down in the mud is tragic, not glorious, and World War I was almost nothing but one tragedy after another, over and over, multiplied by the millions.
    "So, today is properly a day of mourning -- for a world that was happily growing in population, accumulating capital, and engaging in peaceful trade which was, all of it, rent asunder by a stupid, useless waste of human life."

        ~ Perry Metzger, posting at Samizdata 

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13:39

Did you miss us? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The post Did you miss us? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

The Atlantic: What did we learn from the Midterms? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A follow up podcast from The Atlantic to this one posted earlier

Executive Editor Matt Thompson interviews Atlantic reporters on what lessons they drew from the midterm elections, speaking in turn with: Vann Newkirk, Emma Green, Ron Brownstein, Adam Harris, and David Graham.

Links
 The Democrats Deep-South Strategy Was a Winner After All(Vann R. Newkirk II, November 8, 2018)
 Tuesday Showed the Drawbacks of Trumps Electoral Bargain (Ronald Brownstein, November 7, 2018)
 The Year of the Woman Still Leaves Women With Terrible Representation in Government (Emma Green, November 7, 2018)
 The Democrats Are Back, and Ready to Take On Trump (David A. Graham, November 7, 2018)
 America Is Divided by Education (Adam Harris, November 7, 2018)
 The Georgia Governors Race Has Brought Voter Suppression Into Full View (Vann R. Newkirk II, November 6, 2018)

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The post Daily sudoku appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:08

Heavy rain in Dubai washes Pakistans chance of series win against New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The third and final one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned after persistent rain in Dubai on Sunday, leaving the series tied at 1-1.

The play was interrupted due to heavy rain as New Zealand were chasing a daunting 280-run target set by Pakistan. New Zealand were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when the umpires signalled for a stoppage in play after light rain turned into heavy showers.

Earlier, a well-crafted 92 from Babar Azam and half-centuries from Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail guided Pakistan to 279-8.

Lockie Ferguson, though, put the brakes on with a fine display of fast bowling, taking a career-best 5-45 from his 10 overs.

With the series on the line with each side having won a game, Pakistans batting clicked from the outset after Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bat.

Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez (19) added 64 for the first wicket before Hafeez dislodged a bail with his heel while working Ferguson to long leg, bringing Azam to the crease in the 14th over.

Zaman hit eight boundaries in his eighth one-day half-century before being caught on the long-on boundary off Colin de Grandhomme for 65.

Azam then paced the innings during a third-wicket stand of 108 with Sohail.

Sohail struck two sixes and six boundaries in his 59-ball 60 before he was caught in the deep off Ferguson.

Azam continued to work the gaps well, happy to pick up singles and only occasionally open his shoulders. He faced 100 balls for his 92 but that included just four fours and one six.

He finally fell in the 49th over as he tried to reach his ninth one-day hundred, caught in the deep off Trent Boult, small consolation for the left-arm seamer whose 10 overs cost 80 runs.

Pakistan lost four wickets in the last two overs and may regret scoring only 38 runs in the last five.

New Zealand are without their skipper Kane Williamson who pulled out with a groin injury with Tom Latham leading the side.

Pakistan left out Imam-ul-Haq on precautionary grounds after he suffered a blow on his helmet in the second match on Friday but his...

13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.   The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:37

Trade Unionists Support Our Teachers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

Can We Afford to Pay Teachers and Nurses?

 

This year has seen a remarkable upsurge in workers' struggle.  Union members, largely but not exclusively in the public service, are demonstrating loud and clear that they are sick and tired of decades of low wages and precarious conditions, especially with the cost of housing so toweringly high these days.  The level of inequality between ordinary workers and our bosses and landlords has become utterly unsustainable tens of thousands of people are not prepared to tolerate this a...

12:30

Trump questioned about Whitaker "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Since questions began to be asked about Trumps appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General, he claimed he did not know Whitaker.

This reminded Adam of this:-

WAPO carried this:-

Trump on Friday repeatedly claimed that he did not personally know Whitaker, telling reporters, I dont know Whitaker. That contradicted Trumps statement last month in a Fox News interview, during which the president said, I know Matt Whitaker.

12:30

Sowell says "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click the image for a high-res view Six Ways to Divide England Linguistically The first and third are spot on. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ed Hall 12112018

Enjoyed this one; an added bonus is the way the cartoonst captured the style of the period

 

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11:47

Poetry Competition Starts Now "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Kapiti Independent has received  the first entry  in its third major  poetry contest. Other Poets in Kapiti or Horowhenua can []

11:47

First floating hotel arrives in PNG for APEC "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The first of the three cruise liners for APEC arrived in Port Moresby on Saturday morning.

The Pacific Jewel will be stationed at the old cargo wharf and will be used as a floating hotel for more than 2000 journalists from the 21 economies and delegates.

The second cruise liner Pacific Explorer will arrive at 8.30am tomorrow, while the third liner Sea Princess will arrive on Wednesday morning.

Minister for APEC Justin Tkatchenko and CEO of the APEC Authority Chris Hawkins took a tour of the ship and were both impressed. Tkatchenko had earlier said the Pacific Explorer would host the CEO Summit. He said the company responsible for the charter of these ships Carnival Australia, has established a strong relationship with the government.

He said according to the company, this is the second occasion where their vessels have been chartered to support hosting arrangements for major international conferences.

We look forward to all world leaders coming and we will ensure the leaders live in comfort and have a traditional and cultural experience while they stay in Port Moresby during this time.

From their moorings within the APEC security zones, the ships will provide accommodation for APEC attendees. The Sea Princess will be docked at Motukea and the Pacific Explorer will be at T-Wharf in downtown Port Moresby.


SOURCE: POST C0OURIER/PACNEWS

11:39

US Vice-President Mike Pence to throw down the gauntlet to China during PNG visit "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

US Vice-President Mike Pence will continue the Trump administration's assault on China's authoritarianism and aggression, using a speech in Australia's backyard to business chiefs to outline the US's rival vision for the Indo-Pacific that extols the superiority of private investment over state-controlled funding to build regional infrastructure.

With Donald Trump opting to skip the East Asia and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits this week, Pence and the President's hardline national security adviser John Bolton will travel to Singapore and Papua New Guinea to push back against Beijing's attempt to assert its influence on both economic and security fronts.

Pence will also hold a series of bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other key regional leaders, but the centrepiece of his trip is a speech at the APEC chief executive forum on Saturday morning in Port Moresby. Pence will deliver his speech just minutes after Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the forum, which Morrison will also address.

US officials said the speech would connect to one Pence delivered in early October accusing China of stealing US intellectual property, suppressing human rights and meddling in US elections an address analysts said marked the start of a cold war between Washington DC and Beijing.

With tensions already high between the US and China over trade, the two countries are locked in a race for regional influence in Asia and the Pacific. Pence will seek to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative with the promise of US assistance for infrastructure development.

It is expected Pence will flesh out details of a new trilateral partnership with Australia and Japan, to support infrastructure development, with several projects identified.

Amid concerns over Trumps isolationist America first rhetoric, Pence will stress how a private-sector driven approach can bring prosperity to both the Indo-Pacific as well as the US. 

He will also emphasise the importance of sovereignty for the countries in the region, including a transparent and corruption-free civil society, free and open internet and freedom of navigation rights for shipping and aircraft a direct shot at China for trying to coerce less powerful nations.

In his speech and throughout their visit, Pence and Bolton will also hammer China over its militarisation of the South China Sea, the importance of keeping up economic and diplo...

11:30

One unfortunate 61 incompetent "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Shane Jones has been forced to admit he failed to disclose 61 meetings:

Shane Jones has had to correct 20 answers to questions from the National Party after he failed to disclose meetings he had earlier this year. . . 

Mr Jones, the regional economic development minister, said he took full responsibility for the muck-up which he put down to a transcription error from his outlook diary. . . 

To misquote Lady Bracknell, one error might be regarded as unfortunate, 61 looks like incompetence.

National MP Paul Goldsmith uses weekly written parliamentary questions to ask Mr Jones who he meets with and what for.

He said this slip-up by the minister seriously concerned him, because it was not one or two meetings he missed, but 61.

And, he said, a number of those meetings were to do with the $3 billion of public money Mr Jones had responsibility for.

Whats made me nervous, is that we regularly ask who he meets with and you can understand that a minister would make the occasional mistake. But what we saw here was 61 meetings which he hadnt initially declared, which he is now declaring. . . 

Clare Curran was sacked after making the same mistake over not disclosing meetings twice. What happens to a minister who makes the same mistake 61 times?

 

 

10:30

The Atlantic: Midterms in the wake of political violence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From The Atlantica podcast looking at the prospects for the Midterms. This was issued prior to the recent elections on Nov 6.

The upcoming midterms mark the first nationwide referendum on the Trump presidency and the GOP-led Congress. Coming amid a shocking spree of political violence and an ugly showdown over voting rights, Tuesdays election will have massive ramifications. What conclusions can we draw from the vote?

Links

 The Jews of Pittsburgh Bury Their Dead (Emma Green, October 30, 2018)
 Trump Shut Programs to Counter Violent Extremism (Peter Beinart, October 29, 2018)
 Trumps Caravan Hysteria Led to This (Adam Serwer, October 28, 2018)
 A Broken Jewish Community (Emma Green, October 28, 2018)
 Voter Suppression Is the New Old Normal (Vann R. Newkirk II, October 24, 2018)
 The 2018 Midterms Are All About Trump (Ronald Brownstein, October 18, 2018)

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Fonterra hopes for collaboration in review of regulating law Jeremy Rees:

Fonterra has welcomed the review of the law which governs it and urged farmers and shareholders to work with the government to get it right.

At its annual meeting, Fonterra chairman John Monaghan told the 360 farmers in the audience that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA), which regulated the company was a complex piece of legislation but it was important to get any changes right.

Lets be clear. Fonterras performance, good or bad, is not driven by DIRA, he said.

But an updated DIRA can deliver our shared vision for the future of the New Zealand dairy industry.

The government began in May a review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 which sets the parameters for Fonterra, the co-operative dairy giant. . . 

Fonterra is under attack from all sides, and now from within, as it grapples with issues that date back to 2001. These restraints allow its competitors to pick away at its good bits. China holds a tariff lever over NZ policymakers Guy Trafford:

A busy week for Fonterra with the appointment of the two new directors and one still to come. Later today comes the result of the asset review instigated after the poor results from last season.

One of the new directors, Leonie Guiney has made her position plain in September she was quoted saying she wants the company to shift its whole strategy away from investments, like Beingmate and China Farms, which she says are beyond our capability.

If Fonterra thought they may get an easier path in the future through a revamp of the DIRA, the indications coming out are any thing to go by they are going to be disappointed. In fact, some are suggesting that the goal posts have been moved further away with a 70% mark as the point which is more likely to trig...

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09:51

Federal government nuclear waste compromises Safety and Security in South Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

 Nuclear Brief (10 Nov 2018) by David Noonan, Independent Environment Campaigner The Federal gov. is compromising Safety and Security in SA with ANSTO irradiated nuclear fuel waste to be shipped through Whyalla or Port Pirie to an indefinite (for approx. 100 years) above ground nuclear waste Store to be imposed on to SA at Kimba or at Hawker.

Two shipments of ANSTO nuclear fuel waste are intended in the first 2 years of Store operations....

09:44

Doctors slam media claim that California fire is no problem regarding radiation "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

RESPONSE TO LA MAGAZINE ARTICLE: https://www.psr-la.org/woolsey-fire-burns-nuclear-meltdown-site-that-state-toxics-agency-failed-to-clean-up/

On November 10, Los Angeles Magazine ran an article claiming there was no risk related to SSFL contamination from the Woolsey fire that we now know actually began on the SSFL property itself. Below is our response.

Los Angeles Magazine must print a correction this article is filled with errors and misinformation:

  1. There is no need to put quotes around significantly contaminated SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown.
  2. The claim in the first hours of the fire by DTSC, an agency that has no public confidence to the point that the state legislature commissioned an Independent Review Panel to investigate its failings (which include the Exide fiasco in Vernon,) that it didnt believe there was a risk is cover for its failure to live up to its cleanup commitments (it had promised the site would be cleaned up by 2017 and the cleanup hasnt even begun). It is pure conjecture. DTSC does not have have any scientific data to back up the claim. It based the spurious assertion on its claim that the fire in its first hours was not in areas where contamination could be released, but the state fire department now shows almost all of the contaminated site as within the fi...

09:38

California fire likely to expose residents to radioactive ash, from nuclear polluted site "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

This secret gave her daughter cancer

Last night, the Woolsey fire burned the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. Footage from local television showed flames surrounding rocket test stands, and the fires progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned.

A...

09:31

Ozone layer predicted to totally heal within 50 Years "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Ozone layer hole will totally heal within 50 years https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/ozone-healing-scli-intl/index.html  By Lianne Kolirin,  November 6, 2018 CNN) The hole in the Earths ozone layer is expected to fully heal within 50 years, climate change experts predict in a new UN report.

09:26

Has the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management lost its independence? Cumbria Trust "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) which advises BEIS on dealing with nuclear waste, has recently published a paper which Cumbria Trust believes calls into question their independence. They are supposed to act as an independent body, but some of their recent actions suggest to us that they are too close to BEIS []

via Has the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management lost its independence? Cumbria Trust

09:25

By definition nuclear weapons are genocidal, xenophobic and racist "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Hayley Ramsay-Jones ICAN 

11.11.2018 Madrid, Spain  Tony Robinson At the II World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, in Madrid from the 5th to the 8th of November, Pressenza took the opportunity to cover activities carried out by the international team of activists from ICAN.

A combined presentation by Dr. Aurora Bilbao from IPPNW and Hayley Ramsay-Jones from Soka Gakkai International covered two very important topics: the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the intersectional aspects of gender and race discrimination in nuclear disarmament.

We were especially interested to find out more about the gender and race aspects to nuclear disarmament, so after the presentation we caught up with Hayley to ask her a few questionshttps://www.pressenza.com/2018/11/by-definition-nuclear-weapons-are-genocidal-xenophobic-and-racist/

09:22

Concern over New South Wales zurconium mine also mining uranium and thorium "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Kazzi Jai  Kazzi Jai  Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA, 11 Nov 18, 

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09:18

President Trumps nuclear weapons plans will now meet with opposition in Democrat controlled Congress "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Divided Congress to clash over Space Force, nuclear arsenal, The Hill, BY REBECCA KHEEL  11/11/18

Democrats next year will control the gavels for the defense and foreign policy committees in the House for the first time since 2010.

The party h...

09:15

November 11 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Opinion: What Changes Will Maines New Government Bring to Your Life? Swept to sizable majorities in last weeks elections, Maines Democrats will be in full control of state government for the first time since 2010. They are likely to look for ways to address a number of pressing issues, one of which is climate []

via November 11 Energy News geoharvey

09:15

BLISTERING RED HOT HAM SPECIAL "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Christmas is coming and boy do we have a red hot deal for you. Due to our special relationship with our supplier we can offer you a blistering red hot ham special right now, while stocks last. Here are the details, but you will need to be quick as there are limited supplies. Whale Meat [] The post BLISTERING RED HOT HAM SPECIAL appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:13

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09:07

PERTH Former AFL player Chris Yarran charged after bizarre crime rampage "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Former AFL player Chris Yarran charged after bizarre crime rampage .

November 11, 2018 at 03:55PM .

Yarran, 27, who was arrested outside the Pan Pacific hotel on Adelaide Terrace on Friday night, was granted bail in Perth Magistrates Court yesterday,

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09:00

08:59

PM should come clean on multi-billion kina APEC spending "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


Prime Minister Peter ONeill must come clean on total APEC spending. It is unacceptable for the Prime Minister to keep hiding the vast amount spent on the meeting, Sir Mekere Morauta, Member for Moresby North-West, said today. This money belongs to the people, not Peter ONeill.

Public money is not his to do with as he pleases, wasting it on luxury cars and private parties for his cronies. People have a right to know how their money is spent, and that right is backed by the law.
According to the Public Finances (Management) Act, Section 47K, the APEC Authority must be audited by the Auditor-General, Sir Mekere said. But there is no record of any audit.

The report of the Auditor-General on the APEC Authority must be tabled in Parliament. This has not happened. Mr ONeill has been promising for ages to table the APEC budget and expenditure report in Parliament but has never done so.

These latest irregularities are in addition to likely breaches of the Constitution, the PFMA and other laws I have previously outlined in relation to the APEC vehicle procurement, Sir Mekere said. The smell of corruption grows by the day, and only full inquiries by the Ombudsman Commission and the Fraud Squad can ascertain the truth.

We know why there is all this secrecy it is a favorite tactic of Mr ONeill to hide his activities from proper scrutiny.
So, Mr Prime Minister, what exactly are you hiding this time? Why are you, the APEC Minister, Mr Justin Tkatchenko, and the APEC Authority CEO, Mr Christopher Hawkins, apparently so willing to break the accountability and transparency laws related to APEC?

The answer may be that APEC spending has far exceeded the figure of K3 billion given by Treasury to the IMF. The Prime Minister claims that it is far less, but the only way he can convince the public of that is for him to provide the Parliament and the people with all the APEC expenditure details this sitting.

Even the officially acknowledged spending is well over K1 billion: Budget allocations of K650 million (K100m 2014-16, K250m 2017, and K300m 2018), plus APEC House K120 million, Paga Ring Road K50 million, Jacksons Airport K240 million, 20 percent shareholding in the Star Mountains Plaza project K300 million.

These figures for APEC House, Paga Ring Road and the airport were announced well before the works were completed. I wonder what the final costs were?....

08:30

Gresham College: Prof. Chris Budd Mathematics and the Making of the Modern and Future World #4 How Much Maths Can You Eat? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A fascinating series delivered by Professor Chris Budd, CBE from Bath University

In this lecture series by Professor Christopher Budd, the emphasis will be how mathematics gives us a glimpse into the future both of technology and of many other areas of our lives.

Since Newton, we have become used to science making confident predictions about the future, including on the motion of the planets and the times of the tides. However, some things seem very hard to predict, such as the stock market or the weather. Is this a fault in the way we model these systems, or is there a genuine limit to how far we can predict the future? One explanation comes from the theory of chaos, which explains why small changes now can lead to large uncertainty in the future. Professor Budd will describe how chaos theory works and how things can change rapidly.

Climate change is important, controversial, and the subject of huge debate. Much of our understanding of the future climate comes from the use of complex climate models, which are based on mathematical and physical ideas. Professor Budd will describe how these models work and the assumptions that go into them. He will discuss how reliable our predictions of climate change will be and show how mathematics can give us insights into both the past and the future.

One of the biggest advances in modern technology has been the development of GPS systems which allow us to find our position to very high precision. GPS is just the latest advance in the science of navigation, which has had a profound effect on human civilization. Professor Budd will show how mathematics has played a vital role in making navigation as accurate as it is today and the impact this has had on us all. Indeed, it is one of the few areas where Einsteins general theory of relativity directly impacts our lives.

The worlds population is rapidly growing, and most of this population will live in large city conurbations. What will our future cities look like? How will the transport system work, how will people move around, and how will we supply them with energy and remove their waste? Indeed, what sort of houses will people live in and what will our communities look like in the future? Professor Budd will show how mathematical models can help us understand how cities work and how they might evolve in the future.

Mathematics education is changing rapidly and a big driver for this i...

08:29

California Wildfires: Latest info. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Update: Governor Jerry Brown has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Trump, while a state of emergency has been declared in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties. From Browns request: If granted, a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration would make individuals in the impacted counties eligible for a number of programs and support, including crisis []

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08:23

We don't need more terror laws "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Back in 2007, the New Zealand Police invaded Ruatoki, terrorised the town, and held children at gunpoint as part of a series of raids against "terrorists". But when it came time to prosecute the seventeen people they'd arrested, the whole case fell apart because the police's behaviour had been "unlawful, unjustified, and unreasonable". No-one faced terrorism charges because, fundamentally, none of those targeted had broken that law: no-one had committed or planned a "terrorist act" (and no, talking shit about firing the Prime Minister out of a trebuchet doesn't count). In the end, despite four Arms Act convictions, it was a humiliating fiasco for the police, requiring a public apology to the people whose town they had invaded.

So now the police want more anti-terror powers, so they can do all that again and get away with it this time:

The Government is reviewing the anti-terror laws because of the carnage of the poorly enacted Urewera raids meaning authorities don't want to use them.

Minister responsible for GCSB and SIS Andrew Little, has ordered officials to fully scrutinise the Terrorism Suppression Act and the Counter Terrorism Act, both passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 and Bali bombings.

They were judged "unworkable" after the botched Urewera raids in 2007, and Little says authorities are now "reluctant" to use them.

While Little wants to remain open to what will happen, police are pushing for greater powers to intervene earlier when they detect suspicious behaviour.


Unlike the Minister, I don't regard reluctance to use anti-terror laws as a problem. Instead, they're something police should be reluctant to use. The fact that they want to use them (and in the complete absence of anything remotely approaching a terrorist threat, or which can't be dealt with under existing laws criminalising assault, murder and arson) says rather more about their desire to crush political dissent than any real need. And in this context, the reference to UK-style laws criminalising people for what they read on the internet - which are primarily used to persecute academics - is chilling. Faced with a lack of real terrorism to justify their inflated budget, th...

08:15

Bay of Plenty Oilers: November gathering "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Attention Bay of Plenty Oilers, there will be another catch up in November for anyone interested. HookerPhil will be joining the get together in his red and black jersey, so if you have any tips for the Cantabrian that youd like to pass on in person, this is your chance! Date: Tuesday 27th November from [] The post Bay of Plenty Oilers: November gathering appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

DW: World War I The Aftermath #1/2 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This documentary from DW looks at the aftermath of WWI. Part 2 due in a week,this is a brand new film from DW apparently.

After World War I, chaos, conflicts and poverty ensued. Many survivors had lost everything. Our documentary follows the post-war years of fragile peace. [Part 2 online on 18 Nov 2018]

Apocalypse: Never-Ending War tells the story of the years that followed the First World War, the collapse of empires, and the fateful rise of totalitarianism. Years that foretell the coming of another disastrous war. For four years, from 1914-1918, the world seemed hellbent on total self-annihilation. The First World War was an apocalyptic war that claimed over 50 million lives, civilian and military. Those who survive come to realize the world of the past century has now disappeared into an abyss of suffering. Millions of soldiers, the shell-shocked, the amputees, the disabled, will spend the rest of their lives trying to make sense of their years in hell. Parents are in despair at the loss of their children, families destroyed, millions of widows and orphans left to survive any way they can. In 1919 at Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and in 1920 at Trianon, the victors forge peace treaties that they claim will restore balance. But those who have pinned their hopes on a transition from war to universal peace are to be deeply disappointed. Hatred, fear, and resentment re-emerge from the depths of societies traumatized by war and the tumultuous transformation that results from the worlds map being re-drawn. The vanquished, facing terrible reparations, look for promises of hope, stability and order, even at the cost of personal freedom. The climate is ripe for the emergence of authoritarian forces, exacerbating ethnic nationalism, and opening doors to the worst of human nature. Extreme ideologies take root in Germany and Italy, and spread from there

07:30

Citizenship must be earned "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For our Kiwi cousins, the rapid escalation in deportations of New Zealand-born long-term Australian residents was a sobering reminder of the importance of citizenship. The post Citizenship must be earned appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

The fans spoke and Cam listened "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Whale Meat Big Bacon Bacon, ONLY bacon, with bacon. So what is Whale Meat Company bacon really like? Experts are concerned at a rise in the numbers of consumers overdosing on Whale Meat bacon. A Christchurch addict is seen here after ingesting a preparation known as carbonara, totally insensible. There was half a packet [] The post The fans spoke and Cam listened appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:11

COINCIDENCE ? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Shane Jones becomes todays lead squirrel and the recently converted  to 'Winston First Blog' is off line?

I understand it is springtime with grass growth and all,  but the Internet interest in lawnmowers seems to be spiking to a puzzling level??

And to make this Monday special it could be we have Kel in the chair???

In summary would NZ Inc be better served if coalition negotiations were a continuing saga????

07:10

FauxMo is not cutting through so he's started the flag routine "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"



The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 November 2018

Standing in front of two Australian flags, interim Prime Minister and Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison has "called out" violent, extremist Islam, saying it is the biggest religious threat to Australia. Scott Morrison says radical Islam threatens Australia's way of life.



Given Morrison history of politicizing his own extreme religious views pushback was inevitable.......


07:00

Insight: Learning revolution or pathway to ignorance? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Insight has this look at how NZ teaches teenagers.

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/inst/inst-20181109-0810-insight_learning_revolution_or_pathway_to_ignorance-128.mp3

John Gerritsen reported on the different views of how to teach teenagers. The link is to a piece at the RNZ website.

Adam suspects that some benefit from the new approaches, but others do not.

Part, a major part, of the problem may be standards of teaching; plus the NCEA approach.

In any event standards of achievement are far too low for too many.

Why?

07:00

Benefits of a bad lambing "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

When then-Awarua MP Eric Roy was first in parliament he was asked what it was like.

He replied, there are too many people up there who hadnt had a bad lambing.

That was back in 1993.  There are even more without that experience now:

About 10% of national politicians have had agribusiness careers but increasingly members of Parliament are being drawn from careers in the public or Parliamentary services.

A study by Wellington public relations company Blackland PR found 11 of Parliaments 121 MPs have experience working in the agricultural sector, nine of them from National, one from Labour and one from New Zealand First.

No Green Party MPs have worked in the rural sector.

The companys director Mark Blackham said 23% of MPs had worked in business or commerce and 19% in central government.

A quarter of Labour MPs and 20% of those from National worked in the public service or in Parliament before being elected.

A third of all MPs had no definable career but an increasing number were heavily involved in activism or worked for non-government organisations, especially among the Green Party ranks, before entering Parliament.

Agriculture is the one career that differentiates party roots.

Agriculture is the only major economic sector where experience differs between political parties, he said. . . 

Fewer MPs with an agribusiness or wider rural background is partly a result of MMP. Electorates are bigger in area and fewer in number. One rural MP now services an area that would have had at least two under FPP and list MPs are almost all based in cities.

It is also partly a result of fewer people with any business backgrounds and wider life experience entering parliament and more people whose experience is limited to employment by local or central government and/or in activism.

Its not only farmers who face bad lambings in a figurative sense. But parliament now has more people with less, if any, experience, employing other people; more who have not had to make decisions which impact on their own and other peoples livelihoods and fewer who have run anything where their own money was at risk.

Parliament is generally more representative when it comes to gender and ethnicity but less representative of people with work and life experience in which...

06:41

QotD: "Karl Marx thought market competition would drive down profits, thus necessitating ever greater exploitation of workers. But in fact, real average global income per person rose by factor of 10 over the last 200 hundred years." "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Karl Marx thought market competition would drive down profits, thus necessitating ever greater exploitation of workers. But in fact, real average global income per person rose by factor of 10 over the last 200 hundred years." 
        ~ Marian Tupy, from his article 'Free Enterprise Is Making the World Better'
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06:30

Stephen Colbert:Your Changing Congressional Body "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Marvellous parody of a late 1940s/1950s public information film

06:00

Commemorating 100 Years: Shot At Dawn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

These executions were unjustified as were the other punishments meted out to often traumatised men; plus the harsh punishment of conscientious objectors

05:34

Greens push but Government tardy addressing synthetic drug toll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Deaths from synthetics is the tip of a growing drug toll iceberg. Greens, Chle Swarbrick in particular, keep pushing for action but the Government seems slow to do anything about it. Last week (ODT) About 50 deaths linked to synthetics being investigated A coroner has ruled that using synthetic drugs led to the deaths of two []

05:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it. Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) who was born on this day in 1929.

05:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Damn fool Australians slow to understand Chinese incursion "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Decorative Chinese lanterns
Decorative Chinese lanterns hung in Port Moresby for APEC (Ben Jackson)

CHRIS OVERLAND

ADELAIDE - The first Europeans who had contact with the Imperial Chinese government regarded their bureaucrats and officials as deeply inscrutable.

The Chinese had been trained to not reveal any indication of their true feelings or intentions to those they dealt with and, so it is said, often replied to direct questions with ambiguous answers.

Chinese language and symbology was and is similarly ambiguous. Slight changes in tone of voice can alter the meaning of a word or sentence. Similarly, written Chinese figures are full of subtleties and nuances.

In short, Chinese bureaucrats have long been the masters of using subtlety and ambiguity in saying one thing while meaning another.

I am sure that the lanterns on display in Port Moresby are, at one level at least, merely decoration. However, as many astute Papua New Guineans have realised, they also send another message.

That message is that China's power and authority has grown to the point where ostentatious displays of its cultural icons cannot be refused by those in power or, perhaps, are simply unrecognised as such.

PNG is on the path to becoming a tributary state to China: the loans and favours it has received will allow China to remorselessly tighten its grip on PNG's political and business elites.

This has been the modus operandi of the Chinese state over many millennia and the mere fact that the current government is ostensibly communist does not mean that this has changed.

By the time the powers that be in PNG become fully aware of their peril, I expect that it will be far too late to reverse course.

The Australian government has been gravely remiss in failing to understand what has been happening until far too late.

Its near panic reaction in "rediscovering" the Pacific nations to the north is belated recognition of this fact.

What damn fools they have been.

04:58

Shane Jones admits failure to disclose meetings "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The handing out of large amounts of money through the Provincial Growth Fund was always going to be scrutinised by the Opposition, especially with Shane Jones involved. And as Minister in charge Jones has had to admit a slip-up in not disclosing 61 meetings, including some with people who have an interest in the Fund. []

04:31

Teacher strikes again this week "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Primary school teachers are still unhappy with pay negotiations and plan more strikes this week, starting in Auckland today and rolling out across the country through the week. This will inconvenience many people. Last Thursday: Revised pay offer for secondary teachers labelled as laughable About 1500 teachers turned up for a meeting yesterday to discuss the new []

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is lenitive (adj) Capable of easing pain or discomfort. (noun) A lenitive medicine. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Lenitive first appears in English in the 15th century. It derives from the Latin verb lenire (to soften or soothe), which was itself formed from the adjective lenis, meaning [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:10

Macron and Merkel emotion and unity on Armistice Day centenary "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Angela Merkel, the first German leader since World War 2 to visit the site where the World War 1 armistice site, has joined with French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron in an emotional show of unity in events marking the centenary of Armistice Day. BBC: Macron and Merkel mark end of World War One French President []

04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 12 27 Lazy people dont even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Gresham College: Prof. Carolyn Roberts Green Complexity Science, Innovation and Society #4 Professionally Green Environmental Challenges and UK Professional Bodies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Environmental problems are incredibly difficult, because their solution lies in the combination of both complex environmental science but also tortuous political and social vision. This series of lectures offers a route to better understanding these problems through a better understanding of multidisciplinary environmental science, innovation and collaboration. The role of business, industry, academia and government in the solution (and the problem) will be unraveled so that we are all better placed to play a part in solutions to problems that will affect us all.

04:00

PNG roll out red carpet for APEC but locals live in poverty "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Rose Maino
Rose Maino's family home was demolished ahead of the APEC summit (Natalie Whiting, ABC)

NATALIE WHITING | ABC News Extract

Read Natalie Whitings full report and great photographs here

PORT MORESBY - Tears roll down Rose Maino's cheeks as she describes the past few weeks of her life.

The grandmother is among a group of families whose homes have recently been bulldozed. She sits behind a big patch of dirt where the houses used to be and cries.

"Everything from the house has been buried into the ground. I've made a tent and I live in it," she said.

"My grandchild also died, we buried my grandchild last week."

Another resident, Dickson Theophilus, says they were only given a day's notice.

"There used to be seven houses here, all these houses they are no longer here," he said.

"They demolished them with big machines.

"We have nowhere to go."

The houses were cleared to allow for the road they were built alongside to be expanded into four lanes.

Even the people who still have their homes are living in poverty.

It is a 10-minute drive from Sabama, where they are living in tents, to APEC Haus, the magnificent venue built off the coast of Port Moresby where the world's leaders will meet this week for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Summit.

The Governor of the National Capital District, Powes Parkop, told the ABC the road is expected to be extended to four lanes after the APEC summit, when funding is available.

He said he regrets families have been affected, but it's only those who have encroached on land reserved for the road.

The residents deny they were encroaching on the planned road and say they feel abandoned.

"The leaders are giving more attention on the APEC, and they've forgotten us," Mr Theophilus said.

"They demolis...

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03:22

Solidarity with Alex Pirie "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

From barriejsargeant: A year ago AWSM conducted an interview with social activist Alex Pirie: https://www.anarkismo.net/article/30707?search_text=alex+pirie https://www.anarkismo.net/article/30753?search_text=alex+pirie Since that interview we have worked closely alongside Alex on various issues such as transgender rights, the nurses struggle and in generally advancing conditions for workers in Aotearoa and elsewhere. He has consistently shown himself to be a staunch []

03:20

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 November 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:14

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:03

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

12 November 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

02:17

Is this really how we should present the end of WW1 and get the number of British Imperial deaths wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

By Russell Bruce

This 100 year image heads an ONS statistical note released today and they have mislaid over 400,000 British Imperial military deaths.

If we are to reflect on a worldwide conflict on the 100th anniversary should we not be inclusive? I have difficulty with the British attitude and the words used to mark a conflict that engulfed Europe, countries that were allies and countries we fought for four blood stained years in mud and gore. More than ever it is a time to stress the need to continue to work for cohesion and peace on our continent.

Oh I forgot for a moment. Britain is disengaging with Europe, makes silly noises about a future frictionless partnership of unknown detail or likelihood.

No now is the time to remind us of Empire. Think only of the sacrifice of our own people and the sons of Empire that came to help. Agreed, the number is horrific 700,000 deaths on battlefields of glaur where methods of engagement had changed out of all recognition to conflicts of previous centuries. Only the number is wrong and 400,000 British Imperial military deaths have been forgotten.

Context

So for some context, the total number of military and civilian casualties was close to 40 million for all of Europe. That is more than the population of Britain in 1918, which then stood at 38,287,300. The total number of deaths of military personnel was 9,700,000 and 10,000,000 civilians are estimated to have died. The Entente Powers (Allies) lost around 5.7 million soldiers and the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

The wounded are also usually forgotten when figures are quoted. If we are to remember them also then the impact on life and death more than doubles.

Even worse the Office of national statistics has lost close to 400,000 British Empire military deaths in the conflict. According to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Annual Report 2007-2008 the actual number of UK military dead totalled 885,138. Add in Australia 61,928, Canada 64,944, Indian Empire 74,187, New Zealand 18,050 Newfoundland 1,204 and South Africa 9,463 and we find the sub total of all military British Imperial Forces deaths came to 1,114,914.

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23:57

PNG East New Britain tourism talk with Poreni Umau "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The tasty, organic taro got my Milne Bay teeth working in overdrive, as kulau juice from Ulaveo, along the Tokua corridor, set in to join the midday menu I enjoyed under the October heat along Kaivovo Street, overlooking the golf course at Ralum.

The Baining taro was well prepared by Mr Mondo and the team at Kokopos newest locally owned eatery. Mondo Cafeteria right in the heart of Kokopo market. You can say it was a Simbu special.

Up ahead, along the road, under a shade tree, an old papa lay snoring in slumber. Caressed by the afternoon breeze sweeping across the St George Channel with tales from the Bismarck Sea. A few metres away, an upcoming Kokopos young golfer was lining up for a stroke on the neatly kept Ralum green.


Noah and family live out at Karavia village, along the Kokopo-Rabaul road. Sheltered by the famous Blanche Bay, that feeds the Simpson Harbour and blends into the St George Channel and deltas into the Bismarck Sea. Their home is host of the Japanese Underground Hospital. Just a kilometre of power walk from where I live.

During the New Guinea Campaign of the Pacific War from January 1942 to August 1945, the Underground Hospital served injured Japanese soldiers. It had chambers that included ammunition storage, mess, wards for the injured and storage for food rations. There are 14 entrances and has stairways chiselled out to indicate the ground floor, first and second floor. Above the hospital is a look out for incoming enemy ship, a tunnel dug to about 15 metres to the edge of the hill, giving a sweeping view of the bay and further to the Duke of York isla...

22:42

Fraud detectives arrest former PNG Registrar of Companies "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Detectives from the PNG National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate have reported the arrest of the former Registrar of Companies and chairman of Securities Commission.

In a statement, Fraud Director Matthew Damaru said detectives arrested and charged Alex Tongayu, aged 40, on November 8th, 2018, with one count of forgery and one count of uttering.

Detectives claimed that Tongayu, who is from Walumi village, Hela Province, had forged the signature of the then Minister for Trade and Commerce, Richard Maru, on National Gazette number G441.

Tongayu allegedly appointed himself as duly appointed by the National Government as the Registrar of Companies and Chairman of Securities Commission.

On June 7th, 2017, after the National Gazette was printed, Alex Tongayu produced the gazette to the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) and was installed as the Registrar of Companies and the chairman of the Securities Commission, stated Damaru.

When he committed the offences, he was acting in the position.

Then Minister for Commerce and Trade, Mr Richard Maru, denied appointing Tongayu to the position and made a public advertisement in the Post-Courier stating that Alex Tongayu had appointed himself and referred the matter to police for investigation.

The National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate, after receiving the complaint from Mr Maru, conducted an investigation into the allegation.

The managing director of the IPA also made a complaint to the NFACD on the same matter.

Tongayu was invited to the NFACD office at Konedobu where he was interviewed.

After the interview and completion of arrest procedures, he was taken to Boroko Police Station where he was placed in the cells.

He will appear before the Waigani District Committal Court next week to answer to his charges.

Statement

22:41

World leaders gather in Paris a century after WWI armistice "IndyWatch Feed National"

Netanyahu one of around 70 leaders attending French commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict

Times of Israel and AFP

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his wife Sara, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, November 11, 2018 (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his wife Sara, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, November 11, 2018 (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

World leaders gathered in Paris led global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.

Around 70 leaders including US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital starting at 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT).

Ceremonies in New Zealand, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Myanmar marked the start of the memorial events worldwide for a conflict that involved millions of troops from colonized countries in Asia and Africa.

The leaders of Commonwealth nations whose forces were deployed under British command 100 years ago also sounded a message of peace and hope for the world in the new century.

This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Sunday.

For our tomorrows, they gave their today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told people gathered at the Remembrance Day national ceremony in Canberra.

The Paris commemorations, centered on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de T...

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22:12

US Coast Guard provides APEC Security "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The US Coast Guard is assisting the Joint Security Task Force provide in-shallow water maritime security just around the APEC haus and the three cruise ships in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Up to ninety five (95)United States Coast Guard personnel based out of Port Security 305, Virginia Coast have been in Port Moresby for over a week providing maritime security service, during the APEC 2018 Leaders Week and Summit.

The US Coast Guard unit PSU 3.0.5 Commanding Officer Michael McCarthy said they will be partnering with Australia, New Zealand and the PNG Water Police to monitor the restricted areas.

Commander McCarthy revealed that about 100 personnel will be providing the security equipped with 8 transportable port security boats.

He said the transportable port security boats are just under 10 meters long and they will be working in between the maritime restricted areas which have been established by the PNG Joint Security Task Force.

Meanwhile, he said so far interaction with locals around the coasts outside of Port Moresby City areas have been positive.

Weve had some fisherman out at sea, but we have spoken to them and passed on some fliers and its been a very friendly exchange, said Commander McCarthy. PNGFM/PNG Today

22:01

November 12 in history "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

764 Tibetan troops occupied Changan, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty.

1028 Future Byzantine empress Zoe married Romanus Argyrus.

1439  Plymouth, became the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1555 The English Parliament re-established Catholicism.

1651 Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz, Mexican mystic and author, was born  (d. 1695).

1729 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer, was born (d. 1811).

1793  Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, was guillotined.

1840 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, was born (d. 1917).

1847 Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, was the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1866 Sun Yat-sen, the 1st President of the Republic of China was born  (d. 1925).

1892  William Pudge Heffelfinger became the first professional American football player on record.

1893 The treaty of the Durand Line was signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan.

1889  DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Readers Digest, was born (d. 1981).

1905 Norway held a referendum in favour of monarchy over republic.

1912 Striking worker Fred Evans was fatally injured in a clash with police and strike breakers during the bitter six-month-long dispute at the gold mining town of Waihi.

Striker fatally wounded at Waihi

1912 The frozen bodies of...

22:01

World view Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sunday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

20:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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Come on you sons of b*tches! Do you wanna live forever ?

Attributed to Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daily 6th Marine Regiment Marine Brigade 2nd Infantry Division. Battle of Belleau Wood 1918. Sgt Maj Daly was a pretty amazing Marine he was awarded the Medal of Honor twice in addition to the Navy Cross, the highest award for valor awarded by                                                                                            the  Navy/Marine Corps                                                                                            http://www.militarian.com/threads/ww1-quotes.6953/)

20:00

BBC Drama: Strangers and Brothers by C.P.Snow #4/13 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Strangers and Brothers is a series of novels by C. P. Snow, published between 1940 and 1970. They deal with among other things questions of political and personal integrity, and the mechanics of exercising power.

All eleven novels in the series are narrated by the character Lewis Eliot. The series follows his life and career from humble beginnings in an English provincial town, to reasonably successful London lawyer, to Cambridge don, to wartime service in Whitehall, to senior civil servant and finally retirement.

The New Men deals with the scientific communitys involvement in (and reaction to) the development and deployment of nuclear weapons during the Second World War. The Conscience of the Rich concerns a wealthy, Anglo-Jewish merchant-banking family. Time of Hope and George Passant depict the price paid by clever, poor young men to escape their provincial origins.

Snow analyses the professional world, scrutinising microscopic shifts of power within the enclosed settings of a Cambridge college, a Whitehall ministry, a law firm. For example, in the novels set in the Cambridge college (a thinly veiled Christs), a small, disparate group of men is typically required to reach a collective decision on an important subject. In The Masters, the dozen or so college members elect a new head (the Master) by majority vote. In The Affair, a small group of dons sets out to correct a possible injustice: they must convince the rest of the college to re-open an investigation into scientific fraud. In both novels, the characters strongly resist letting in the external world, whether it be the press, public opinion, the college Visitor, or outside experts.

The books were adapted by the BBC into a 13-episode television series, which began airing in January 1984. The series starred Shaughan Seymour as Lewis, Sheila Ruskin as his mentally troubled first wife Sheila and Cherie Lunghi as his second wife Margaret. Other actors of note who took part in the series include Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Havers, Peter Sallis and Tom Wilkinson. 

19:46

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Wed taken the precaution of booking a table for lunch with friends at Riverstone Kitchen.

Not many years ago this was a very stoney paddock. Now its home to a thriving business, set in beautiful and bountiful gardens, overlooked by newly built Riverstone Castle.

The first car park was full when we pulled in, the shops were bustling and the restaurant was busy.

But busyness didnt detract from the service which was up to the usual high standard. The food was simple and delicious, and the company fun.

The Riverstone complex makes a valuable contribution to the economic and social fabric of the Waitaki District and Im grateful for it.

19:00

Sunday Nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

AfD leader Alexander Gauland: Germany is abolishing itself *English Subtitles If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Sunday Nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Harrys Garage roundup, 100th video special "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Harrys Garage roundup, 100th video special appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:16

Armistice Day: Who Is The Enemy? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Although Tolkeins words were written in a fictional setting, he based his words upon real experience. Row upon row of white crosses. Young men sent to their deaths. One hundred years ago, young men facing each other across the corpse strewn no-mans land between trenches, put down their guns and suddenly had nothing to fight []

The post Armistice Day: Who Is The Enemy? appeared first on Uncensored Publications.

18:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The post Sunday standup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:00

Classic Crime: P.D.James A Taste For Death (1988) Adam Dalgleish with Roy Marsden #5/6 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sir Paul Berowne a prominent Government Minister turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ministers wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent surgeon and she makes no secret of it. Berownes only daughter is involved in left-wing politics and rejects her conservative father. Adding to his woes, his own mother favoured her son who was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush over Paul. The informal investigation has barely began when Dalgliesh is faced with a series of bizarre deaths that turn the case into an urgent assignment.

17:30

Fallen Bear Cub Climbs Back to Mama|| ViralHog "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Fallen Bear Cub Climbs Back to Mama|| ViralHog appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats -S05 E06 Play It Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:13

MORE ON LAWS AND RUGBY. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



The media are in a lather, in particular, naturally,  12 000 miles away media people.

There are two graphic Pics in the ether with Courtney Laws and a line through the "last foot", LoL
In one he is clearly on Perenara's side of the line in the other he has a foot on each side of the red line.
So clearly on that evidence one has him "onside" but the kicker, he doesn't move the line does

Seriously people, Laws broke the laws and the two pics are revealing in one matter that puts that red line into file 13.
Take your pick,  both photos show Laws at least a meter in front of all his team mates who are lined up with military precision where the line should be drawn in both pics, behind the last foot albeit a player off his feet in the ruck but still the defining bit of the rules as I understand them.

Craig Joubert did his duty to the Laws,  Laws and his mates were robbed as lawfully as I am when the IRD comes knocking, and they are always offside in my ever humble opinion.

17:00

UN to Israel: Give Land to ISIS! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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16:52

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.

Notably absent when regional powers such as China, Japan and India seek to enlist support for a multilateral trading system will be U.S. President Donald Trump, whose decision to skip the Asia summit has raised questions about his commitment to a regional strategy aimed at checking Chinas rise.

Vice President Mike Pence will attend instead of Trump, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are among those expected to join leaders from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Mike Pence

Li is expected to rally support for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact now being negotiated, showcased to be the free trade deal that will encompass more than a third of the worlds GDP.

The pact includes 16 countries, including China, India, Japan and South Korea, but not the United States.

Trump has demanded trade agreements that are fair and enforceable and based on the principle of reciprocity. He has re-negotiated an existing pact with South Korea and the three-way deal with Mexico and Canada, and pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which involved four Southeast Asian states.

The United States is also in the midst of a bitter trade war with China which has undermined global markets.

China is pushing the RCEP deal Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong told reporters on Thursday it will be of great significance for deepening regional cooperation, coping with unilateralism and protectionism, and promoting an open, inclusive and rules-based international trading system.

However, Li is expected to appeal in Singapore for the need for the worlds two largest economies to work together to resolve trade disputes, reiterating commitment made by Beijings top leaders last week for market opening and lowering tariffs.

It was not clear if Li and Pence will hold separate talks on the sidelines of the Singapore meetings, which would be a prelude to a summit scheduled between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the month in Buenos Aires.

The encounter, if it happens, would come on the heels of high-level talks in Washington where the two sides aired their main differenc...

16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here.     The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1937, Roger Lavern (Roger Jackson) keyboards with The Tornados. Born today in 1945, Chris Dreja songwriter, guitarist and bassist with The Yardbirds. Born today in 1945, Vincent Martell (Vincent Martellucci) guitarist with Vanilla Fudge. Born today in 1946, Len Chip Hawkes bassist with The Tremeloes. Born today in 1953, Andy [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

Quiz: Immigration New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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15:16

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15:00

Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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These young fellows we have, only just trained, are too helpless, especially when their officers have been killed. Our light infantry battalion, almost all students from Marburg, have suffered terribly from enemy shell fire. In the next division, equally young souls, the intellectual flower of Germany, went singing into an attack on Langemarck [but it was] just as vain and just as costly.
                                                             Rudolf Binding, German captain, October 1914

15:00

The Whaleoil petrol price poll "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Armistice  an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents; a truce.

14:30

Those racist Mexicans just dont appreciate illegal immigration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a few years ago, leftist idols like Obama, Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard were very clear that illegal immigration was bad. Obama pontificated that America was a nation of laws. Clinton suggested building a physical barrier along the southern border. Gillard cackled another boat, another policy failure. But then the Bad Orange Man said [] The post Those racist Mexicans just dont appreciate illegal immigration appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:06

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14:00

Bring a pervert to school day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The surging paedophile wing of the contemporary left are determined to get their hooks into the nations kiddies, by whatever means necessary. From the state-sanctioned grooming of deceitfully-named anti-bullying programs to oleaginous swooning over transgender tots, it seems there is no tactic so sleazy and underhanded that these ideological rockspiders wont try it on. Their [] The post Bring a pervert to school day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

Marianne Faithfull BBC Sessions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

1960s It Girl-turned-arthouse singer Marianne Faithfull exudes charm in a performance in front of an intimate audience of friends and fans at LSO St Lukes in east London. A great band accompany her on an eclectic mix of songs from her critically acclaimed album Easy Come Easy Go including The Decemberists The Crane Wife 3 Morrisseys Dear God Please Help Me Dolly Partons Down From Dover and Randy Newmans In Germany Before the War. There are also dips into the past with her first ever live performance of the original 1960s arrangement of As Tears Go By plus the early Jagger-Richards song Sister Morphine .Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an award-winning English singer songwriter and actress whose career spans over four decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowed by her struggle with drug abuse in the 1970s. During the first two-thirds of that decade and with little notice only two studio albums were produced. After a long commercial absence she returned late in 1979 with the landmark album Broken English. Faithfulls subsequent solo work often critically acclaimed has at times been overshadowed by her personal history

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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13:06

Radiation danger in Californias wildfire is downplayed by the media "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

With the wildfires still raging in the area of the Santa Susana nuclear disaster, the mainstream media does what it always does    tries to reassure people, make the public comfortable that there is no radiation danger.

The government and nuclear experts can be depended on to do what they always do in such situations    make sure that no genuine measuring  or assessment of the radiation risk is made.

Then they can say with confidence  There is no evidence of any danger   having made sure to not look for any evidence.

Experts Say Rumors of Radioactive Ash from the Woolsey Fire Are Unsubstantiated  LA Magazine 10 Nov 18 . authorities from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control who oversee the site say there is no evidence that smoke from the area around the SSFL is any more dangerous than other wildfire smoke.Our scientists and toxicologists have reviewed information about the fires location and do not believe the fire has caused any releases of hazardous materials that would pose a risk to people exposed to the smoke,

The responding fire agencies from Ventura and Los Angeles Counties also consulted independent hazardous materials coordinators who agreed with the conclusion that toxic material from the site was unlikely to have been spread due to the fire.    https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/santa-susana-woolsey-fire/

 

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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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12:30

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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12:30

Gresham College: Prof. Chris Budd Mathematics and the Making of the Modern and Future World #3 Maths Goes To The Movies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A fascinating series delivered by Professor Chris Budd, CBE from Bath University

In this lecture series by Professor Christopher Budd, the emphasis will be how mathematics gives us a glimpse into the future both of technology and of many other areas of our lives.

Since Newton, we have become used to science making confident predictions about the future, including on the motion of the planets and the times of the tides. However, some things seem very hard to predict, such as the stock market or the weather. Is this a fault in the way we model these systems, or is there a genuine limit to how far we can predict the future? One explanation comes from the theory of chaos, which explains why small changes now can lead to large uncertainty in the future. Professor Budd will describe how chaos theory works and how things can change rapidly.

Climate change is important, controversial, and the subject of huge debate. Much of our understanding of the future climate comes from the use of complex climate models, which are based on mathematical and physical ideas. Professor Budd will describe how these models work and the assumptions that go into them. He will discuss how reliable our predictions of climate change will be and show how mathematics can give us insights into both the past and the future.

One of the biggest advances in modern technology has been the development of GPS systems which allow us to find our position to very high precision. GPS is just the latest advance in the science of navigation, which has had a profound effect on human civilization. Professor Budd will show how mathematics has played a vital role in making navigation as accurate as it is today and the impact this has had on us all. Indeed, it is one of the few areas where Einsteins general theory of relativity directly impacts our lives.

The worlds population is rapidly growing, and most of this population will live in large city conurbations. What will our future cities look like? How will the transport system work, how will people move around, and how will we supply them with energy and remove their waste? Indeed, what sort of houses will people live in and what will our communities look like in the future? Professor Budd will show how mathematical models can help us understand how cities work and how they might evolve in the future.

Mathematics education is changing rapidly and a big driver for t...

12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Click image for a high-res view The Highest Speed Limits Around The World As the map above shows, Germanys famous Autobahns are some of the only roads in the world without a speed limit. However, there are two other places where drivers can drive as quickly as theyd like. The Stuart Highway, in Australias Northern Territory, has one [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Commemorating 100 Years: The Day The Guns Fell Silent #2/2 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

poppyThe first part of a 1998 BBC TV film about the Great War, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Armistice at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, November 1918. Told by relatives of those who fought and died, and narrated by Timothy West. Original music by Ian Butcher and Steven Faux. Filmed by Richard Ranken. Edited by Christopher Swayne.

 

12:00

Sowell says "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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11:30

So, what about all those fake male champions? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

For this weeks article and as a follow up to last weeks article Ive decided to attempt to answer the following questions: Where are all the fake men wanting to compete in mens sports? Are fake women in reality just average male athletes competing as women so that they can be winners? On the male to female [] The post So, what about all those fake male champions? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:08

KAREL SROUBEK AND THE PRIME MINISTER "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some random impertinent questions ...

How can Lees-Galloway continue to maintain he gave careful consideration to the matter when he now admits he didn't read the whole file?


Does the 'due diligence' exhibited by Lee-Galloway reflect the standard that Ardern expects of her Ministers?


What representations were received by Ardern or Lees-Galloway, either written or verbal, arguing that Sroubek should not be deported?

Who is Richard Hardcore?

What is the relationship between Richard Hardcore and Karel Sroubek?

Is this the same Richard Hardcore referenced to by Ardern in a campaign video?

Is this the same Richard Hardcore who replied to a tweet from Clark Gayford calling him 'Bro'?

Is Richard Hardcore a Labour Party donor?

Why were Ardern (and Peters) so quick of the mark to say they stood four-square behind Lees-Galloway in respect of his original decision?

Why did Ardern say on Friday that she would not accept Lees-Galloway resignation even if offered?  

What does Lees-Galloway know that Ardern doesn't want out?

Are there dots to be joined?

So many questions ... so few answers.    No doubt they will be raised in Parliament where Ardern is looking more uncomfortable and defensive by the minute.   One suspects the Beehive spin doctors are working overtime to come up with a 'creative' solution to the problem.   Expect the meme to change.

This is not just about the actions of an incompetent Minister.    There is a stench about this and it goes right to the top.


11:00

Which countries pay the most and least for Amazon Prime Video? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In 2016, Amazon announced its launch of Prime Video in over 200 countries and with video streaming services becoming increasingly popular, we decided to check out whether Amazon Prime Video customers are getting a good deal for their money. To determine this, we looked at several things: First, we ascertained the number of TV shows and movies [] The post Which countries pay the most and least for Amazon Prime Video? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppyWhat makes a human being want to kill another who has done him no personal harm? Patriotism.
 Theresa Breslin, Remembrance

 

10:30

Host drinks, run the risk of prosecution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A few weeks ago, we had some friends over for dinner. They are lovely people who I have known for a number of years. The man of the couple does not drink alcohol at all, and I never particularly picked the lady as a big drinker. Four bottles later, she was perfectly normal, and I [] The post Host drinks, run the risk of prosecution appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:26

Summary of events in West Papua (8 October to 11 November 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Summary of events in West Papua (8 October to 11 November 2018)

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Jubi reported (2ndNovember) that the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held its Second Congress between the 23-25 October 2018. The new elected KNPB Chairman Agus Kossay said, as the national representation of West Papuans, the KNPB would continue to fight for the right of the Papuan people to self-determination through a referendum.

All participants of the Congress who consist of central and regional leaders and consulate members decide to fight for one political goal via a referendum as a peaceful and democratic solution, that is the independence of the West Papuan nation, he told reporters on Tuesday (30/10/2018). To achieve this goal, said Kossay, KNPB calls on all West Papuans to participate in the National Civil Strike as a national agenda of Papua. Yesterday we decided to put off our microphone, but today we will reuse it against the colonialism, said Kosay..
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10:00

Regular Life "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Of course I want to save the world, she said, but I was hoping to do it from the comfort of my regular life. Regular Life 2018 Brian Andreas posted with permission.

You can buy books, posters, cards, ornaments and more and sign up for a daily dose of whimsy like this by email at Story People.

10:00

Commemorating 100 Years: Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon read by Charles Dance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

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Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon, read by Charles Dance (Battle of the Somme Commemoration). Incredible reading

10:00

Happy birthday Poland "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Today, 11 November is the birthday of the modern State of Poland. Whats more is that 2018 marks exactly 100 years since Poland was restored as an independent country. 11 November 1918 is remembered in the West as the day that World War One ended. For people in the East of Europe, it meant the [] The post Happy birthday Poland appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:41

11 Die in Fires Blazing in Both Ends of California "IndyWatch Feed World"

PARADISE, CaliforniaDevastating wildfires on both ends of California pushed into new territory Saturday, as fatigued firefighters worked to evacuate residents in harms way and contain blazes that already have claimed at least 11 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and scorched hundreds of square miles.

The three fires began Thursday the largest in Northern California, where a Sierra Nevada town of 27,000 was destroyed by a fast moving-fire that quickly grew into the states most destructive on record. In Southern California, two fires were burning in the drought-stricken canyons and hills north and west of downtown Los Angeles.

Heres a closer look:

Northern California

The fire that quickly overwhelmed and incinerated the historic Northern California town of Paradise grew to 156 square miles (404 square kilometers) and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Saturday. More than 50,000 people evacuated the area, and at least nine were killed. One of those who died was found inside a home and the others inside cars and outside vehicles or homes.

Officials said better weather was helping them gain ground. Winds were expected to return Saturday night and drive the blaze south across Lake Oroville, threatening Oroville, a town of 19,000 people.

Residents of four small communities southeast of Paradise Berry Creek, Bush Creek, Mountain House and Bloomer Hill were ordered to evacuate Saturday.

Officials say more than 3,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, which began Thursday in the hills near Paradise, about 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric Company told state regulators that it experienced a problem on an electrical transmission line near the site of the blaze minutes before the fire broke out. The company said it later observed damage to a transmission tower on the line.

The utility said it will cooperate with any investigations, though a spokeswoman said Friday the information was preliminary and the cause of the fire has not been determined.

Southern California

As winds subsided temporarily on Saturday, fire officials assessing damage from a wildfire that burned through wealthy enclaves and working-class suburbs near Los Angeles said two people were found dead in a fire zone that more than doubled in size overnight. Los Angeles county sheriffs Chief John Benedict said the bodies were found in a sparsely populated stretch of Mulholland Highway in Malibu, but gave no other details.

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09:30

Commemorating 100 Years: Coope, Boyes & Simpson Shule Agra "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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This performance formed part of Seeds of peace The Passchendaele Suite first performed on the 24th August 2002 at Tyne Cot cemetery, Seeds of Peace (Children of the Great War) is a suite of songs and instrumental music specially created for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Passchendaele Peace Concerts. Arranged and directed by Laurent Audemard of the French brass and wind ensemble Une Anche Passe, the suite commemorates Flanders as the battlefield of choice for warring Western European nations over the past 500 years. The music ranges from childrens song of the 17th century to work by Jacques Brel and material specially commissioned for the peace concerts of today. Seeds of Peace offers a compelling evocation of the pain and futility of war, performed by a remarkable ensemble of 21 singers and musicians from across Europe.

 

09:30

Commenter of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here at Whaleoil, we have a lot of talented people making comments on our posts all of the time. So, every week, we shine a light on the person we think most deserves an accolade. Please note this is not about just one comment. We are looking for more than that. We are looking for [] The post Commenter of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:17

OFF SIDE, SURE CAN. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Rush defense is a euphemism for flirting with the Offside Line.

Far too common for outside backs to begin a compressed defence with a curving off side line

How often at a restart  does a wing make amazing yards to challenge a receiver of a long kickoff.

The thirteen man code has a five yard offside 'line' to prevent spoiling of an attacking team's efforts from  cribbing.

For Laws to successfully charge down Perenara's kick, might half a yard  make it more likely?

For starters I consider that defense must have both feet behind the line of the last foot and also the Goal line.

Fwiw Crotty's introduction made for better tactics and more problems for England from ABs keeping ball in hand.
I for one was happy Bill was injured out, ALBy is better. In fact Faddes from Highlanders, Havilli Tasman, and then there is Jackpotter Laumape who needs exposure at the  highest level.

Must be better ways Bill can be employed,  World Cup 2019 I dont thinkso.

09:15

A red hot HAM deal while stocks last "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

To celebrate smoking Colin Craig we have a red hot deal for you. Due to our special relationship with our supplier we can offer you a blistering red hot ham special right now, while stocks last. Heres the details, but you will need to be quick, there are limited supplies. Whale Meat Frozen Hams have [] The post A red hot HAM deal while stocks last appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Commemorating 100 Years: At The End of The Day at the 11th Hour of the Eleventh Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppyWhilst we remember all who died in conflicts on this day of remembrance, especially at this, the 11th hour, of the 11th day, 100 years on   Adam remembers in particular his grandfather, Frederick George Lee, who served throughout the First World War and survived the trenches.

To set the scene, regarding the futility of much that was experienced in that conflict, though perhaps through the lens of hindsight we have this famous letter from Siegfried Sassoon, to his commanding officer, after Sassoon after a period of hospitalisation:-

Lt. Siegfried Sassoon.

3rd Batt: Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

July, 1917.

I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority because I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it. I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that the war upon which I entered as a war of defence and liberation has now become a war of agression and conquest. I believe that the purposes for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them and that had this been done the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation.

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09:00

Armistice Day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years ago today, World War I officially ended.

It was hoped that it would be the war to end all wars.

It wasnt.

Many died, many lives were changed irreparably, in that war and many others since.

But we still hope.

09:00

Kiwi as "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month of 2018. 100 years ago at this time the Armistice to end World War One (the war to end all wars) was signed in a railway carriage in a forest clearing outside Compiegne. The carriage was preserved, with the table and the original chairs [] The post Kiwi as appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

They cant give Flick the flick "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

October 21st I wrote an article about the electricity retailer Fick and explained why I would be giving them the flick. In my case, it was because they are proud supporters of The Spinoff Politics which has recently published yet another defamatory article about Whaleoils editor. Now less than a month later 2500 customers have [] The post They cant give Flick the flick appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:30

Commemorating 100 Years: The Day The Guns Fell Silent #1/2 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

poppy The first part of a 1998 BBC TV film about the Great War, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Armistice at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, November 1918. Told by relatives of those who fought and died, and narrated by Timothy West. Original music by Ian Butcher and Steven Faux. Filmed by Richard Ranken. Edited by Christopher Swayne.

 

08:24

Poets to the People "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Poetry Editor Gill Ward says What a wonderful place Wellington is for literature and culture up there with Wellywood []

08:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sheepish by name not by nature Andrew Stewart:

As a teenager Sophie Barnes decided she wanted to be a very good sheep farmer. Then she heard the best sheep farmers werent in her native Britain but on the other side of the world. Undaunted, she sold up, packed up and came to New Zealand. Andrew Stewart charts her journey.

Seventeen is a very young age to know exactly what you want to do with your life. But it was when Sophie Barnes discovered her love for sheep farming and realised it was going to be her lifelong passion.

The young girl from Nottingham was working on a British farm when she saw a ewe giving birth in an indoor barn at 3am.

Experiencing the birth and offering some help was an epiphany for Sophie and from that moment on there was only one thing she wanted to do be the best sheep farmer possible. . .

 

Lack of rural health professionals will result in crisis GPs :

Shortages of doctors and nurses in the regions are reaching crisis level, warn rural GPs. 

The Rural General Practice Network is backing calls for rural health schools to embed a wide range of health professionals inside rural communities.

Its chief executive Dalton Kelly said such programmes had proved successful in Canada and Australia but New Zealand had been slow to act.

Already a quarter of rural practices have vacancies that we are struggling to fill and it is harder and harder to attract medical professionals into rural communities, he said. . .

Opportunity for Fonterra: smaller, more focused, more profitable, says FNZC  Pattrick Smellie:

Fonterra has a rare opportunity to shed assets that arent performing, write down others to attract investment partners, and become a company more focused on value than volume, says First NZ Capital.

Head of institutional research Arie Dekker says the new senior management, by dropping c...

08:00

Are you sure that this is a feminist issue? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sometimes we need to look a little more closely at things that many of us take for granted because we have been told ad nauseum that they are true. The religion of peace is a great example. We are told over and over that Islam is a peaceful religion even though evidence of it being intolerant, violent, supremacist and [] The post Are you sure that this is a feminist issue? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

07:30

What your electric vehicle costs me "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In order to encourage uptake of electric vehicles, owners enjoy privileges not enjoyed by ordinary motorists; reduced licence fees; exemption from mooted congestion charges; use of bus lanes and priority lanes etc. And driving in a cloud of smug. As the number of electric vehicles increases, these concessions will become unsustainable, and the smug will [] The post What your electric vehicle costs me appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

The PERFECT corporate gifts for your staff this Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whale Meat Company Gifts Your Staff will know that they are appreciated with a lovely gift of Whale Meat Christmas hams. Whale Meat is your easy, no fuss way to order Christmas hams and you know that they taste just divine! You can find a range of meaty gifts that are suitable for a range [] The post The PERFECT corporate gifts for your staff this Christmas appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Auckland Pride jumps the shark and bans Police uniform at Pride Parade "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I bet the Police are glad they went to so much trouble and expense to be inclusive and have a gay Police car because it seems inclusiveness is a one way street for the Auckland Pride organisers.  This from Stuff:   Quote: Police will not be taking part in Aucklands Pride Parade in February  because they say [] The post Auckland Pride jumps the shark and bans Police uniform at Pride Parade appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:34

Recount in Florida, US election administration awful "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

There have been a number of stories on the US election of awful administration on top of ongoing problems of gerrymandering, voter restrictions and difficulties in voting on election day. The overall result is pretty much settled, with the Republicans assured of a 0-3 seat majority in the Senate (I think a 50-50 deadlock is []

06:30

Stabbing at the heart of Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A little bit of Melbourne died yesterday. Not just in the literal sense, in that an innocent Melbournian was killed by a terrorist fanatic. In a deeper sense, a part of Melbournes culture and history, its very soul, was brutally obliterated. Australia is a nation of migrants. This goes without saying. Half of my family [] The post Stabbing at the heart of Melbourne appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:15

Top Ten posts of the week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This Sunday morning post is to provide you with the links to the top TEN most read posts of the past week so that you can easily catch up on the most interesting and popular posts written by our Whaleoil writers over the past 7 days ( Sunday to Monday). Clarke does Stand up Theres a cuckoo [] The post Top Ten posts of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Gresham College: Prof. Carolyn Roberts Green Complexity Science, Innovation and Society #3 Educationally Green "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Environmental problems are incredibly difficult, because their solution lies in the combination of both complex environmental science but also tortuous political and social vision. This series of lectures offers a route to better understanding these problems through a better understanding of multidisciplinary environmental science, innovation and collaboration. The role of business, industry, academia and government in the solution (and the problem) will be unraveled so that we are all better placed to play a part in solutions to problems that will affect us all.

06:00

Nice try Simon, but were not moving on "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I didnt know very much about Simon Bridges when he was chosen to lead the National party a few months ago, so I started with a clean slate and took a wait and see approach to whether Simon was the right person to have as leader.  He fell short against my measure for a number [] The post Nice try Simon, but were not moving on appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Some strings attached - but they're not Melanesian "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

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China's flag flies alongside the Papua New Guinean kumul - contributing to many people's mystification about what APEC is really all about

BEN JACKSON | Sun-Earth-Sea Blog

PORT MORESBY - Over thousands of years Papua New Guinea has developed cultural aesthetics that are intricate, diverse and highly regarded by admirers around the world.

Art, architecture and artefacts reveal much about the spirit of the day they sit at the intersection of people, place and time, and help to tell their collective story.

In 2018, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is ubiquitous in PNG and, whatever your views on trade liberalisation and neoclassical economic thought, it is undeniable that this annual forum is by far the largest event ever hosted by the country.

One could reasonably expect that, with the global spotlight shining brightly on Papua New Guinea, its rich cultures would be showcased to the thousands of visitors and world leaders.

But Papua New Guinea is the self-proclaimed land of the unexpected and on the streets of Waigani, the countrys political heart, there are no signs of its inimitable Sepik wood-carved sculptures, traditional kundu and garamut drums, or natural fibre weaves.

Chinese lanterns...

05:31

Papua rebels killed in ambush "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

https://aseaneconomist.com/papua-rebels-killed-in-ambush/

Papua rebels killed in ambush

By
Taylor McDonald

2018-11-09

Two independence insurgents and a civilian have reportedly been killed during a week of fighting in the impoverished Indonesian region of Papua.

The authorities are trying to capture Purom Wenda, a West Papua Liberation Army commander who they say is a petty criminal that formed a radical separatist group.

The authorities said Wenda had a low intellectual level.

Wenda claimed two of his men were killed in a shootout after his group shot dead a motorbike taxi driver they believed was spying for the government.

The military said the migrant from Sulawesi was an innocent villager.

Our struggle in the jungle has been going for decades, said Wenda in a smuggled statement. Countless people have died for this struggle. Indonesia said that they have given us special autonomy, infrastructure and other excuses. We do not want all that. We only want freedom.

Papuas military spokesman Colonel Muhammad Aidi said Wenda prevented villagers from recovering the body of the man they shot last Saturday in an attempt to set a trap for the authorities.

He said troops recovered the corpse and exchanged fire with the insurgents for around 30 minutes, killing two and seizing a significant stash of ammunition.

Aidi denied that Indonesia was amassing troops in Papuas highlands, saying it was just a routine rotation of personnel.

Humanitarian concerns are growing for Papuans caught in the crossfire.

There have been a series of gun battles in the highland regencies of Puncak Jaya, Nduga, Timika and Lanny Jaya.

A Red Cross representative in Papua Nelson Wonda said many traumatised highland villagers had been displaced by fighting and were living in the forests without sufficient food.

The NGO said seven Papuans were killed in Puncak Jaya in October by the military although the authorities put the number at five.

Wonda said troops killed villagers pigs and burned down their houses while the Red Cross had erected 60 tents for homeless Papuans...

05:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

CNN: Cold War #24/24 Conclusions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.

The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.

05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Sundays soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Sundays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

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And while we may be lucky enough to live in peace ourselves, we should not take this for granted. We must work to maintain peace in our lives, out communities, our nations.  Dr Jane Goodall

05:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Nine things you need to know about this APEC leaders week "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Parliament House and Independence Boulevard
Parliament House with Independence Boulevard behind and the circular new International Convention Centre at left (Aaron Chin)

STAFF WRITER | Business Advantage PNG

PORT MORESBY - The final two events of Papua New Guineas APEC-hosting year begin tomorrow.

The APEC leaders meeting and CEO summit are the highlights of APEC leaders week, to take place from tomorrow (Monday) to next Sunday, and thousands of delegates are arriving in Port Moresby from all over the APEC region. Heres what to expect.

Public holiday in Port Moresby

Friday 16 November will be a public holiday but only in Port Moresby. Last week, prime minister Peter ONeill said there would be just one public holiday after speculation the government was planning to declare two.

We are trying to create an environment where it is business as usual, he told a Port Moresby business meeting last week. The public holiday is to ensure that there is limited inconvenience to the public.

The weekend will be a normal weekend. The leaders meeting has been deliberately held on a Saturday and a Sunday.

International Airport to remain open

Port Moresbys Jacksons International Airport will remain open throughout the week, with most VIPs flying into the country outside peak times to avoid too much disruption to scheduled flights. Most leaders are expected to fly in on Friday 16 Novemberhence the declared public holiday.

The citys port will remain open

While Port Moresbys port at Motukea Island will remain open, there will be changes to its operations to accommodate cruise ships, which are arriving in PNG to provide accommodation for delegates.

Final APEC senior officials meeting

Port Moresbys international convention centre will be the location for the last APEC senior officials meeting meeting of the year to be held tomorrow (Monday) and on Tuesday.

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04:41

Haumaha report to be released on Monday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

There seems to have been a lot of fluffing around since Tracey Martin received the report over a week ago, following the inquiry into the appointment of Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha. Yesterday Martin announced that the report would be released on Monday at 11 am. On Newshub Nation  on Saturday morning: Tracey Martin will []

04:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A newspaper reports that quote. [] Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is unhappy with the process that saw Karel Sroubek granted residency and wants it improved, but is standing by her Immigration Minister. She told Newstalk ZB this morning that she still had confidence in Iain Lees-Galloway and was not expecting a resignation from him, nor would she [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is Johnsonese (noun) The literary style of Samuel Johnson or a style similar to or in emulation of his, especially one that is turgid and orotund. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Samuel Johnson (170984) is indeed guilty of Johnsonese, as in his (1755) dictionary definition for network Any [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 11 27 If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you! The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene.

Ernest Hemingway

04:00

Coke's coffers crammed with kina as dollar crunch hits PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PinterestTOM WESTBROOK | Reuters

SYDNEY - Coca-Cola has mastered the business of getting its sweet, fizzy drinks into even the most isolated of Papua New Guineas far-flung tropical islands and mountain villages.

But getting the proceeds out of the South Pacific nation is proving much more troublesome, undermining efforts by the host of this months APEC meeting to portray itself as an attractive destination for international investment.

Australian-listed Coca-Cola Amatil, which distributes Coke in the region, recently disclosed it was holding more of PNG's kina currency than it wanted due to foreign exchange restraints, a complaint echoed by other big businesses.

The restrictions, used to prop up the kina by fixing its value in a narrow band, have created a shortage of dollars and a weeks-long queue to buy them. That is stifling business investment and with it, the countrys economic prospects, business leaders say.

For most customers, it has provided an impediment to the growth of their business, said Robin Fleming, chief executive of Bank South Pacific, PNGs biggest commercial bank and largest foreign exchange dealer.

Its really strained some of those relationships with their suppliers overseas, he said on the phone from his office in the dusty seaside capital, Port Moresby.

Port Moresby is the venue for this weeks Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit of world leaders and PNG is hoping to use the high-profile event to showcase the nation and its investment credentials.

PNG prime minister Peter ONeill said earlier this year that after APEC, everyone will remember where Papua New Guinea is and not confuse it with an African country.

Papua New Guinea has one of the largest economies in the Pacific Islands region, backed by mining, timber, fishing and huge energy reserves.

Riding booming commodity prices, the kina touched as high as $US0.47 in 2013 but fell as low as $0.33 the following year when the oil price plunged.

Demand for kina also dropped away sharply since the end of construction in 2014 of a giant LNG project led by Exxon Mobil Corp.

The dollar shortfall was exacerbated by lower-than-expected tax receipts from the PNG LNG project and disruptions to copper and gold exports.

Papua New Guineas central bank responded by fixing the currency to a 150...

03:45

Armistice Day Centenary "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Today is the centenary of celebrating Armistice Day, which marked the end of the unprecedented death and destruction of World War 1. Like many, probably most New Zealanders, I have family connections. Both my grandfathers fought in the war, and were lucky to survive (one was badly injured), otherwise I would never have existed. There []

03:25

Fukushima Update 11/10/18: Bob Nichols, "Your Radiation This Week" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated Nov. 10, 2018: Fukushima Equals 18,034.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of Nov. 10, 2018 - 2,796 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 18,034.2 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. ...

03:20

Media watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

11 November 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:10

Open Forum Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

11 November 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

03:09

PERTH Former AFL footballer Chris Yarran charged with assaulting police officer, caught up in crime spree "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Former AFL footballer Chris Yarran charged with assaulting police officer, caught up in crime spree .

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Yarran, 27, was arrested outside the Pan Pacific hotel on Adelaide Terrace, was granted bail in Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday, while receiving

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01:45

Rubgy post: England vs The All Blacks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning and welcome to this mornings rugby game where England host the All Blacks. Please feel free to make your predictions and whinge about the referee in the comments section below. The post Rubgy post: England vs The All Blacks appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

All Blacks versus England "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The All Blacks are playing England (for the first time in four years)  this morning at Twickenham. England started very well, scoring an early try, following up with a dro goal and then another try, to lead 15-0. They played well, pressuring the All Blacks into mistakes, and playing well tactically for the first thirty []

01:04

U.S. presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed War"

Standing side by side, top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing.

Yang Jiechi, Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi at the conclusion of a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Carolyn Kaster AP Photo

During a round of high-level talks in Washington, the two sides aired in sometimes blunt terms many of their main differences, including a bitter trade dispute, freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific waters, self-ruled Taiwan, and Chinas crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang.

The Latest: China scolds US over presence in South China Sea

From left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi shake hands at the conclusion of a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Two visiting senior Chinese officials also seized the opportunity to warn publicly that a trade war between the worlds two largest economies would end up hurting both sides and to call for keeping channels of communication open to resolve an issue that has unsettled global financial markets.

Despite the airing of grievances, the talks appeared aimed at controlling the damage to relations that has worsened in recent months and at paving the way for an encounter between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina at the end of November.

The United States is not pursuing a Cold War or containment policy with respect to China, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a joint news conference.

Even as the United States and China confront difficult challenges, cooperation remains ess...

00:10

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23:49

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

SABC Threatened With Shutdown Over Retrenchment Notice
09 NOV, 2018 - 19:11

JOHANNESBURG. The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has threatened that its members will down tools should the SABC fail to address their concerns over proposed retrenchments by Friday, November 16.

We will give you (SABC) a 48-hour strike notice, and shutdown the broadcaster, said general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala on Friday.

Workers picketed outside SABC offices across the country on Friday, with the main activities held at the head offices in Auckland Park, where a memorandum of demands was handed to the group CEO Madoda Mxakwe.

The list of demands includes:

A speedy digital terrestrial migration process;
An improved funding model for the SABC;
The elimination of consultation firms.

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has accused the SABC of placing profits before the well-being of workers.

We ask that government fully fund the SABC so that it executes its mandateand that proper revenue streams be investigated in order to increase the revenue of the broadcaster, said Bemawu president Hannes du Buisson.

The union also demanded that the SABC withdraw a threat allegedly aimed at workers who participated in Fridays picket.

CWUs Tshabalala addressed the issue in front of group CEO Mxakwe, before workers dispersed and said the matter has been addressed and none of you will be blamed for your presence here.

Tshabalala said he did not understand why a parastatal had even considered retrenching more than half of its freelancers and a third of its permanent workforce, while President Cyril Ramaphosa had committed to creating more jobs, and sustaining existing employment at a recent job summit.

The first thing they did when they (new management) came into office, was to increase their own salaries and look around who to dismiss, he claimed.

The unions say they will not allow the SABC to sack workers and say the broadcaster should rather seek other ways to keep itself afloat.

News24

23:19

Strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hits off Tonga "IndyWatch Feed World"

A strong earthquake has hit off the Pacific island nation of Tonga, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.2 quake hit Saturday evening at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The quake struck 98 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Pangai, Tonga. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a warning. Tonga is prone to earthquakes and sits on the "Ring of Fire," the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's quakes and volcanic activity occur. Source: AP

19:56

12 months' worth of rain in 2 days and unexpected snow hit New Zealand's South Island "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A massive dumping of spring snow hit South Canterbury today, leaving the town of Fairlie looking like a winter wonderland. Spring lambs were also feeling the cold, caught out by the unexpected snow. One Fairlie resident told 1 NEWS: "I think it's global warming gone mad, November the 9th and look at it, it's incredible, who would have forecast this?" The weather made for an unexpected day off school for kids, some who were out and about on their bikes embracing the novelty. Road snowfall warnings have been put in place for Arthur's Pass and Porters Pass (SH73). The snow comes as NIWA says the amount of rain which fell on one West Coast glacier between 12am Wednesday and 9am today was more than Christchurch typically gets in a year.

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