Primary Health Care chairman Rob Ferguson hands new CEO Malcolm Parmenter an exit plan

Primary Health Care chairman Rob Ferguson hands new CEO Malcolm Parmenter an exit plan

Primary Health Care chairman Rob Ferguson clearly did not have a Plan B in place for the untimely departure of his CEO, Peter Gregg, who has been charged with two counts of falsifying records while an executive at Leighton Holdings.  But the man he chose on Tuesday to replace Gregg, Sonic Healthcare executive Malcolm Parmenter, is not making the same mistake. Not with a sleeping giant on its register, China’s Jangho, which makes it difficult for Primary to shake off speculation that a $2 billion takeover bid might lob at any moment.  Play VideoDon’t Play Landry…

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'Day from hell': A doctor's account of the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack

'Day from hell': A doctor's account of the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack

Exclusive – By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill and Brigid Andersen Updated May 03, 2017 00:07:55 Video: ‘Day from hell’: Doctor reflects on deadly Syrian chemical attack (Lateline) Map: Syrian Arab Republic WARNING: This story contains distressing images. “Can you imagine what the end of the world will be like?” Dr Marmoun Morad no longer imagines because he said he saw it on the day sarin gas was dropped on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The 65-year-old Syrian surgeon has been working in his war-torn homeland for years but…

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Discovery of Tasmanian tiger photo renews interest in thylacine

Discovery of Tasmanian tiger photo renews interest in thylacine

Updated May 02, 2017 13:52:20 Photo: Rose Lewis’s family photo of a thylacine mother and pups was stored in an envelope for decades. (Supplied: Rose Lewis) It is not often a new Tasmanian tiger artefact comes to light, let alone two from different sources. While the chances that one of the tigers is alive is one in 1.6 trillion, a find of thylacine hair and a previously unseen photograph have tiger hunters excited. Rose Lewis did not know an old photograph from her grandmother’s collection would make such an impact…

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Braandi mixes with Mandurah dolphins

Braandi mixes with Mandurah dolphins

A HAPPY pooch has formed the most unlikely friendship with dolphins in the Mandurah canals. Video of Greg and Lee Grainger’s pup Braandi has gone viral as the nine-year-old cavoodle enjoys a dip with her flipper friends. Mrs Grainger said her dog loved interacting with the dolphins in Halls Head. “She’s very excited and just absolutely loves them,” she said. “The first time we were a little bit sceptical, a little bit nervous because (the dolphins) were coming very close and swimming around her. media_cameraThe dolphins seem to enjoy the…

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Adelaide Autumn Carnival offers record $1m prize

Adelaide Autumn Carnival offers record $1m prize

Posted May 02, 2017 16:21:22 Photo: Lloyd Kennewell says SA trainers are often lured interstate or overseas. (ABC News: Isabel Dayman) Related Story: SA racing industry criticises Minister for ‘insulting’ remarks about jumps racing Ahead of the first $1 million horse race in Adelaide, a local trainer is urging the South Australian Government to do even more to promote the state’s racing calendar to trainers and jockeys. The prizemoney on offer for this weekend’s feature race, the UBET Classic, has helped attract some big names to Adelaide, including trainer Gai…

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