Post by Bret Cahill
It's the End Times.
Dogs are laying down with Lions.
Deep Red seats in Red states are hanging on by 1000 votes
with only 8000 votes to be counted.
It's the End Times, I tells ya!
Tokyo university apologises for deliberately altering marks to exclude women
ABC News, 08 Aug 2018
A major score-rigging scandal engulfs one of Tokyo's medical schools, with
an investigation revealing the university deliberately marked down all
female applicants to limit the number of women studying at the school.
Another 1,500 Centrelink call centre jobs created to bust waiting times
ABC News, 08 Aug 2018
Centrelink customers frustrated with long phone waiting times are being
promised they will soon see a "very significant" improvement, with the
Federal Government announcing an extra 1,500 call centre staff.
Tonnes of car batteries pile up on outback cattle stations with nowhere to go
ABC Rural, 08 Aug 2018 00:01Z
Expensive transport licenses are being blamed for tonnes of used car
batteries piling up on outback Queensland cattle stations.
Spanish jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia
ABC News, 08 Aug 2018 00:06Z
Estonia's military says it is looking for the remains of a missile that
misfired from a Spanish fighter jet during exercises in the air space of the
Baltic NATO ally.
NWS @NWS 08 Aug 2018 00:13Z
Summer is in full swing on both coasts! Temperatures and Heat Indices 100 to
110 will be widespread for portions of the west coast, and from the Mid-
Atlantic to New England in the east. Hot temps in the West is continuing
Fire Weather threats, and poor air quality from smoke.
[Watches and warnings:]
Reef grant decision broke Government's own rules, Senate told
ABC News, 08 Aug 2018 00:19Z
The Turnbull Government's $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef
Foundation contravened its own guidelines for the allocation of such funds,
according to environmental lawyers and governance experts.
[The charity receiving the grant says it was shocked to receive it,
somewhat contradicting the Env Min's claims there had been more than
20 meetings with the charity officers to discuss it. The ALP opp'n
has called on the organisation to give the money back until after an
investigation into the decision. It's been revealed that at the time
the almost $1/2 bn donation was announced the charity had only 6 staff].
Choice of dying at home slipping away as end looms for Tasmanian
ABC News, 08 Aug 2018 00:28Z
The closure of an internationally recognised, at-home palliative care
program has been described as a "step in the wrong direction" for Tasmania,
but the program's chief executive vows to fight on.
NWS @NWS 08 Aug 2018 01:12Z
These fires are sending smoke so high even astronauts take notice. Check out
these NASA photos of smoke plumes from the Ranch Fire portion of the
Mendocino Complex in California. The current coverage map by @CAL_FIRE can
be found here: cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/images# twitter.com/NASAEarth/stat#
Dairy farmers plan to walk away from industry
ABC 7.30, 08 Aug 2018 01:42Z
Low milk prices and high input costs are pushing dairy farmers to the brink
with some saying despite farming for generations they cannot remain in the
["It's dem or us":]
Kangaroo protections relaxed by NSW as state declared 100pc drought affected
ABC Rural, 08 Aug 2018 02:23Z
As drought across the whole state is officially declared, the NSW Government
has implemented its relaxation of laws around kangaroo culling first
announced in June.