Student released from North Korea has brain damage, doctors say

Student released from North Korea has brain damage, doctors say

The 22-year-old has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said in a news conference Thursday. Also known as persistent vegetative state, the syndrome’s symptoms include no voluntary movement or awareness of surroundings. Warmbier opens his eyes and blinks spontaneously but shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands, said Dr. Daniel Kanter, professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program. The news shed light on the Warmbier family’s statement that their…

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Government creeps closer to Gonski 2.0 compromise

Government creeps closer to Gonski 2.0 compromise

Updated June 16, 2017 21:01:50 The Senate crossbench has been given a range of possible compromises on the Coalition’s school funding overhaul, as the Government fights to clinch a deal before Parliament rises next week. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has been furiously negotiating with the Greens, which are open to supporting the plan as long as the Coalition agrees to spend more money on schools over a shorter period of time. A deal with the minor party would mean the minister would only need to secure the support of one…

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Yoko Ono to receive songwriting credits on John Lennon's Imagine

Yoko Ono to receive songwriting credits on John Lennon's Imagine

Posted June 16, 2017 19:08:22 Photo: Imagine was released in 1971 and was the best-selling single of Lennon’s solo career. (Supplied: Jack Mitchell) Related Story: Yoko Ono talks of love, loss and life at 81 Related Story: Yoko Ono admitted to New York hospital Yoko Ono is set to receive songwriting credits on Imagine, almost 50 years after the song was released and decades after her influence was acknowledged by her late husband John Lennon. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA)…

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Meet TV tech genius who changed sport

Meet TV tech genius who changed sport

The 2013 event also marked the competition’s coming of age, the moment it went from a race for sailing enthusiasts to an occasion that momentarily captured the attention of sport fans across the world. That was due to Team USA’s unprecedented comeback as well as the awe-inspiring spectacle of these boats on the water. TV technology But television also played its part — a sometimes unfathomable race suddenly became a whole lot easier to understand thanks to onscreen graphics. Lines were painted across the water to mark the start, likewise…

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India to ease cattle slaughter ban following backlash

India to ease cattle slaughter ban following backlash

Posted June 17, 2017 06:30:24 Photo: Butchers in New Delhi’s mainly Muslim district of Nizamuddin say the ban has left their shops empty. (ABC News: James Bennett) The Indian Government has this week bowed to widespread pressure and promised to ease an outright ban on selling cattle for slaughter, which has jeopardised billions in exports and ruined livelihoods. In New Delhi’s mainly Muslim district of Nizamuddin the butchers have sat idle, surrounded by rows of empty hooks for two weeks now, ever since the ban was imposed. “You can see…

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