2018-08-03 06:00:33 UTC
sst ~.45C) to a possible #5 (glob av SST ~.50C rel 1980s) in the past
The N Hem and particularly 30-60N have seen a rise of more than .3C
over the past fortnight, with (arbitrarily) 13 days now above +1C rel
to averages only 40y back.
Of course, the avg land temps will be warmer, maybe much warmer. Land
and weather and whatnot can be like that.
That smoke you see in Colorado is from the California wildfires
9News.com KUSA, 02 Aug 2018 18:15Z
Most of the smoke is coming from large active fires in California, but Oregon,
Nevada and Utah fires are contributing along with some small local fires
here in ...
California fires break records, double historical average
Curbed SF, 02 Aug 2018 18:49Z
Fact check: Is sugar consumption down while obesity rates have risen?
ABC News, 03 Aug 2018
The group managing director of beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil, Alison
Watkins, says that sugar consumption in Australia is down while obesity
rates have risen. But RMIT ABC Fact Check finds that claim to be spin.
Zimbabwe election: President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner
* Bloodshed in Harare as troops clash with opposition protesters
* Zimbabwe's ruling party on track for re-election, heading for huge two-
ABC News, 3 Aug 2018 9:03am
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's presidential election
with 50.8 per cent of the vote, the country's Electoral Commission says.
Officials said Opposition Leader Nelson Chamisa won 44.3 per cent.
Minutes before Mr Mnangagwa was declared the winner, Morgen Komichi,
chairman of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said
the party rejected the results.
Sixth meningococcal case confirmed in Tasmania on eve of mass public
* Tasmania to expand meningococcal vaccination program
* How can I protect myself from meningococcal disease?
* Two new cases of meningococcal disease confirmed in Hobart
* Chemists swamped by meningococcal vaccine requests
* 'Come clean': Parents slam 'secrecy' over meningococcal cases
ABC News, 3 Aug 2018 10:15am
A 66-year-old Hobart man is being treated for meningococcal disease in the
Royal Hobart Hospital, the Director of Public Health has confirmed.
Authorities have yet to determine the strain of the bacteria and the man's
close contacts are being managed by public health.
It is the sixth confirmed case of the disease in Tasmania this year,
including the death of a 16-year-old Hobart girl from the W strain last month.
Authorities confirmed 3 of the cases reported last month were strain W,
while one was the B strain.
All Tasmanians born after August 1, 1997, and who are at least 6 weeks old
are eligible for a free vaccination covering the A, C, W and Y strains.
[Following "Super Sat" where primary vote for the govt fell below 30%
in a key Qld seat:]
Dutton and Frydenberg struggle with the currents in shark-infested waters
ABC News, 03 Aug 2018
If Turnbull were hit with a double whammy - having to abandon the company tax cuts and unable to get the NEG - that would be a serious policy flunk, writes Michelle Grattan.
'Malicious conduct': Hanson-Young begins defamation action against Leyonhjelm
ABC News, 03 Aug 2018
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young follows through on a threat to sue Liberal
Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm for defamation, saying his comments
[HY's lawyers point out while what Sen L said in parliament was
covered by parliamentary privilege, his round of the talk shows trying
to justify his comments in parliament with more of the same may fall
under sexual harassment legislation. Some of his self-contradictory
rationalizations also may have also have been more than a little
EU has quadrupled US soy imports in 2017
DW, 02 Aug 2018 19:55Z
When China reacted to the first round of Trump tariffs the price of
soy dropped 20%. Mr Trump was then keen to do a deal with the EU and
extracted a promise from Junkers to up soy imports from the US. But
new trade figures show EU soy imports had already risen 280% over the
Peak coal has been reached
ABC News, 02 Aug 2018 09:24Z
Australia is seeing a trade surplus. It's all about China, with coal
exports responsible for a large chunk of the net $1.9 bn this m.
Analysis say China's coal boom is a short-term related to a decline in
hydro power. China, like many other countries, is seeing a drought at
present. New coal plants in India and China have been more than
offset by plant closures in the US and elsewhere. Peak coal has been
reached says finance journalist Alan Kohler.
Trump considers increasing tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods: Report
CNBC, 02 Aug 2018 16:24Z
[In related news, the Koch bros started a TV campaign several days
back to get the Trump admin to drop punitive tariffs and promote open
trade. With the Kochs spending lots of money in the past getting Reps
elected, commentators say they're "even considering turning to the
Democrats" for the midterms].
Apple becomes first US-listed tr-dollar company
ABC News, 03 Aug 2018 05:36:23
Apple has became the first $1 tr publicly listed US company, crowning
a decade-long rise fuelled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from
a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning
entertainment and communications.
* Apple's stock market value is greater than Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble
and AT&T combined
* Its value has surged more than 50,000% since its 1980 IPO
* In 2007, Chinese govt-controlled PetroChina briefly reached a stock
market value of about $1.1 tr
The tech company's stock jumped 2.8 per cent to as high as $US207.05,
bringing its gain to about 9 per cent since Tue when its reported June-
quarter results above expectations and said it bought back $20 bn of
its own shares.
Russia's Gazprom 7m exports to non-CIS countries up 5.8 pct y/y
Reuters Africa, 01 Aug 2018 16:07Z
Moscow. Russia's Gazprom said on Wed its gas exports to non-CIS
countries were up 5.8% in the first 7 ...
Naftogaz hopes Swiss court will confirm legality of arrest of Gazprom ...
Kyiv Post, 01 Aug 2018 13:07Z
Naftogaz Ukrainy hopes that the Swiss court will confirm the legality of
seizure of Gazprom's assets in this country until Sept, Chief ...
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[Wooo hooo! From a garage 42 ya Apple becomes the first $tr company!]
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A
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BP plc (ADR)
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