Scary new ecstasy trend hits Australia

Scary new ecstasy trend hits Australia

WORRYING new research has found ecstasy is back on the rise among young Aussie partygoers, with the drug increasing in purity and strength. The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), which surveys regular psychostimulant users every year to determine trends in the market, found that nearly 60 per cent of users took ecstasy in a high-purity crystal form. The survey was mainly completed by well-educated males in their 20s. It first mentioned the use of crystal ecstasy in 2012. More worryingly, the survey found a significant number of users…

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‘Outsider’ RuPaul wins first Emmy

‘Outsider’ RuPaul wins first Emmy

RUPAUL Charles won the Emmy Award for outstanding host of a reality or reality competition series over the weekend for RuPaul’s Drag Race, his first ever win. The popular entertainer beat out the likes of American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest and Project Runway’s Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. RuPaul wins first Emmy “I really didn’t expect this,” Charles said backstage. “I came here thinking I got invited to the prom and I’m going to dance my ass off tonight, but I didn’t expect that I would have this in my hand…

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Not pretty: Court closes down Uglii

Not pretty: Court closes down Uglii

 Uglii Corporation, a firm that convinced several thousand Australian investors to tip in $25 million after claiming it would take on Google, has been shut down after the Federal Court found its practices were not pretty. Ian Gilroy-Scott and his wife lost their home in the Black Saturday bushfires and are among the unlucky investors in Uglii. Photo: Paul JeffersOn Friday, Justice Jennifer Davies ordered that liquidators be appointed to the company and a slew of related entities to rake over the companies’ affairs. The order was made following concerns…

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JB Hi-Fi to pay $870m in Good Guys takeover

JB Hi-Fi to pay $870m in Good Guys takeover

Posted September 13, 2016 08:58:34 Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has announced an $870 million takeover of rival firm The Good Guys. The deal will be funded by a share issue worth around $394 million and $500 million in extra debt. JB Hi-Fi said the two businesses will continue to run independently, with The Good Guys retaining its current senior management and support offices, although it expects to get around $15-20 million in benefits from the combined firm’s increased scale. JB Hi-Fi’s chief executive Richard Murray said the acquisition accelerates his…

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Pakistan's Amir relieved to complete tough England cricket tour (AFP)

Pakistan's Amir relieved to complete tough England cricket tour (AFP)

AFPon September 12, 2016, 9:45 pm Pakistan’s Amir relieved to complete tough England cricket tour Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir breathed a sigh of relief Monday after completing what he described as a “tough England cricket tour” without any major problems, saying fans were welcoming and players were supportive. It was in stark contrast to his tour of England six years ago, which ended in a spot-fixing case resulting in five-year bans on him and fellow players Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. “There was a huge media…

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