Online trolls: What if we killed them with kindness?

Online trolls: What if we killed them with kindness?

Posted May 21, 2017 06:11:54 External Link: Five minutes with Dawn O’Porter Dawn O’Porter knows all about the bile that can rise in your throat when you’re the victim of incessant name-calling online. “Trolls,” the Scottish-born columnist, author and TV presenter wrote in The Huffington Post in 2012, are “total f***ing arseholes with no self control, major self esteem issues and nasty, evil souls that leave them desperate to make other people as full of hate, sadness and loneliness as they are”. By the time O’Porter’s internal geyser burst, she…

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Indigenous women write storybook in bid to reduce abuse, trauma in kids

Indigenous women write storybook in bid to reduce abuse, trauma in kids

Posted May 20, 2017 08:47:14 Photo: Tjulpu and Walpa authors Margaret Smith (left) and Rene Kulitja read through their new book. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) A group of senior Indigenous women and traditional healers from Central Australia have become first-time authors in an attempt to reduce abuse, neglect and trauma in children. Their picture book, Tjulpu and Walpa, is being launched as part of the NT Writers’ Festival in Alice Springs. The story follows the lives of two different girls growing up. Tjulpu (bird that sings) is raised in a…

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'Only Richmond': Social media hammers Tigers after second straight choke

'Only Richmond': Social media hammers Tigers after second straight choke

Updated May 20, 2017 20:26:11 Photo: It was last weekend all over again for both Richmond and GWS. (AAP: David Moir) It’s happened again. For the second week in a row, Richmond has contrived to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory following a three-point loss to the Giants at the Showgrounds. It’s getting to the point where the Tigers are becoming synonymous with late-game chokes — an AFL meme, if you will — and the footy-watching world has cottoned on to it quick. Social media was its usual unforgiving…

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Trump in Saudi Arabia: Key deals expected to be signed

Trump in Saudi Arabia: Key deals expected to be signed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoment President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump get off Air Force OneMulti-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time. The eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily. Saturday’s deals on arms and with energy giant Aramco…

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Passionate tale of troubled times

Passionate tale of troubled times

Three stars Director: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal Rating: PG Running time: 106 minutes Verdict :History from the heart GURINDER Chadha’s grandmother lost a daughter to starvation during India’s violent and tumultuous transition to independence. The Bend It Like Beckham director’s extended family were amongst the 14 million people who were displaced in the biggest mass migration in human history. For her, partition became personal when she visited her grandparents former home in what is now Bengali. Chadha’s passion is surely part of what makes Viceroy’s…

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