Desperate effort to save stranded humpback calf

Desperate effort to save stranded humpback calf

By Bruce Atkinson and staff Updated August 31, 2017 09:56:23 Photo: Rescuers are using buckets of water in a bid to keep the stranded whale alive. (ABC News: Bruce Atkinson) A rescue effort is underway on the Sunshine Coast, after a newborn humpback whale washed ashore this morning. Experts from Seaworld on the Gold Coast are heading to Warana Beach to try to reunite the calf with its mother. The whale calf is between 2.5m and 3m in length and was spotted about 6:00am. External Link: Tweet: @bruceatkinson17 Newborn humpback…

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Gifted gets lift from good Evans

Gifted gets lift from good Evans

Rating: Three stars Director: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer. For a bright young mind, it’s not just the thoughts that count Chris Evans has spent several years now on official Marvel business, and his job of being such a great fit for the part of Captain America is far from over. While the shield-throwing gig has put a stack of dough in Evans’ bank account, it has come at the expense of his reputation as an actor. Most…

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Wreck hunter receives death threats

Wreck hunter receives death threats

THE mystery surrounding MH370 has deepened after wreck hunter Blaine Gibson received death threats and the Malaysian Consul in Madagascar, responsible for handing over debris from the Boeing 777, was assassinated last week. Mr Gibson said that he and others collecting debris had received death threats and new debris finds were due to be handed over to Zahid Raza, the Honorary Malaysian Consul in Madagascar when he was assassinated on August 24. Mr Gibson who fears for his life said “for the protection of those involved we decided not to…

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Going off grid will push up power prices for others, energy retailer warns

Going off grid will push up power prices for others, energy retailer warns

Posted August 31, 2017 06:49:27 Photo: A Federal parliamentary committee is looking at modernising Australia’s electricity grid. (ABC News: Dean Faulkner) Victorian power company AusNet Services has warned the increasing number of customers choosing to disconnect from the grid will push up the cost of electricity for those still on the network. Key points: AusNet Services says the industry is changing rapidly and regulation needs to keep up It warns people who cannot afford solar cells or battery storage will be disadvantaged if others that can disconnect from the grid…

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Company in 'infected and parasitic' sector fined $8 million

Company in 'infected and parasitic' sector fined $8 million

Updated August 30, 2017 20:38:44 Photo: Shot from a promotional video for Get Qualified which had unfair sales tactics, said the ACCC. (YouTube: Get Qualified Australia) Related Story: ACCC takes training company to court over alleged misleading conduct Defunct company Get Qualified Australia has been ordered to pay $8 million after it was found to have contravened Australian Consumer Law through misleading and unconscionable conduct. The Federal Court issued the penalty — one of the highest ever awarded for breaches of Australian consumer law — on Wednesday and also ordered…

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