Third Goldfields quake in three days

Third Goldfields quake in three days

A MAGNITUDE four earthquake has been felt near Norseman about 7.45pm on Saturday night. It is the third significant tremor to hit the Goldfields in as many days. A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was felt southwest of Norseman just after 6pm on Thursday, while a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt 40km southeast of Norseman about 6.40am on Thursday morning. The tremors came after a 5.5 earthquake, the State’s strongest in almost 30 years, on July 8. The Goldfields region near Norseman is a known hotspot for seismic activity. Geoscience Australia duty…

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UK airshow orders plummet in skies clouded by Brexit (AFP)

UK airshow orders plummet in skies clouded by Brexit (AFP)

AFPon July 16, 2016, 9:59 pm UK airshow orders plummet in skies clouded by Brexit London (AFP) – Aircraft orders plummeted this year at the Farnborough air show, where Brexit clouded the horizon and European giant Airbus slashed output of its A380 superjumbo, figures released Saturday showed. The show organisers said five days of business had yielded orders and options worth $123.9 billion (112.3 billion euros), “defying industry expectations.” The orders included 856 aircraft worth $93.98 billion and $22.7 billion for 1,407 engines. The intake was however sharply down on…

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Dharma bums: politicians charging taxpayers for yoga classes

Dharma bums: politicians charging taxpayers for yoga classes

Taxpayers are shelling out for a $1000-a-month yoga teacher for politicians and Parliament House staff. The Department of Parliamentary Services, the agency responsible for running the house on the hill in Canberra, is paying local yoga instructor Alex Kucharska $11,300 this year to teach a couple of classes a week, new documents show. The Department of Parliamentary Services is paying for yoga classes for politicians and Parliament House staff. The department has been paying Ms Kucharska similar amounts to run the classes every year since 2012, according to government contract notices. Ms Kucharska…

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Chelsea sign Kante from Leicester (AFP)

Chelsea sign Kante from Leicester (AFP)

AFPon July 16, 2016, 10:37 pm Chelsea sign Kante from Leicester London (AFP) – Chelsea on Saturday announced the signing of Leicester City’s defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante on a five-year deal to become new boss Antonio Conte’s second capture of the summer. The fee for the French international was about £32 million (38 million euros, $42 million), British media said, and comes after Chelsea snapped up Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for a similar fee. “I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in…

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Taxi driver Dilawar Shah Gardezi killed after cab struck at traffic lights in Fawkner

Taxi driver Dilawar Shah Gardezi killed after cab struck at traffic lights in Fawkner

A taxi driver’s brother was on the phone to him at the moment his cab was struck and he was killed in Melbourne’s north on Saturday morning. Dilawar Shah Gardezi was speaking on his mobile to his family in Pakistan when a woman aged in her 30s struck the taxi about 4.55am on Saturday at the corner of Lorne Street and Sydney Road in Fawkner, pushing the cab across the intersection and into a house under construction. Taxi driver Dilawar Shah Gardezi who was killed in Fawkner. Mr Gardezi, 34, died in his taxi on the edge of Lorne…

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