Breaking the silence: Family finds meaning in dark past

Breaking the silence: Family finds meaning in dark past

Posted April 22, 2017 06:18:24 Photo: Olga Horak and grandson Anthony Levin. (AB RN: Natasha Mitchell) Related Story: How your life could change the cells of your grandkids Monday is Yom HaShoah, the international day of Holocaust Remembrance. Here, two generations reflect on the surprising ways in which trauma lives on in families. As a child, Anthony Levin would cover himself in blankets. Even on the hottest of Sydney’s summer nights, he would make sure his arms and legs were entirely swaddled. The quilts were a form of protection —…

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Bitter Masters hardware battle coming to end for Woolworths

Bitter Masters hardware battle coming to end for Woolworths

Retail giant Woolworths is a step closer to putting its disastrous foray into hardware behind it. In a long-awaited ruling, Woolworths’ joint venture partner, the US hardware giant Lowe’s, has been ordered to sell its shares in the joint venture behind hardware chain Masters for an amount yet to be determined. Woolworths and Lowe’s poured billions into launching hardware chain Masters. Photo: Rohan ThomsonThe share sale to Woolworths will enable Woolworths to then sell the business to a consortium that includes some of Australia’s richest families. Woolworths and Lowe’s have been squabbling over the value…

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Venezuela protests: What you need to know

Venezuela protests: What you need to know

Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him eroding democracy. Maduro, meanwhile, has ordered the Venezuelan armed forces onto the streets to maintain order. The political turmoil comes against the backdrop of a worsening economic crisis. Despite having the largest proven oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is fast running out of cash, and its people have struggled for years with food and medical shortages, coupled with skyrocketing prices. Why are they protesting? In short, the opposition says Maduro has created a dictatorship. The government has repeatedly blocked any…

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8 endangered sites to see now

8 endangered sites to see now

A swampy wilderness of gnarled cypress stands and waving sawgrass just beyond Miami’s suburbs, this 1.5 million-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site can seem timeless. But rising sea levels have spiked the fresh groundwater beneath the Everglades with salt, and plants and wildlife must quickly adapt to new conditions to survive. Stretching from the Florida backwoods to an ancient Peruvian city and ghostly Chilean mines, these eight sites are some of the Americas’ most extraordinary places. But they’re also sites that UNESCO has found are threatened by “serious and specific” perils,…

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