China’s big spenders a tourism boon for SA

China’s big spenders a tourism boon for SA

THE number of Chinese tourists who visited South Australia during the 2017 financial year increased by more than 50 per cent on the previous 12 months, new Tourism Australia statistics show. And in a further boost for local businesses, visitors from the communist country spent the most during their stay — by a long way. According to the latest international visitor survey, released today, the 56,000 Chinese visitors to SA spent an average of $6340 — 160 per cent above the overall average — when in the state. That resulted…

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US proposes UN resolution to ban oil exports to North Korea

US proposes UN resolution to ban oil exports to North Korea

The draft resolution includes a full ban on exports of oil to North Korea, a full ban on textile imports from North Korea, a ban on North Korean laborers generating earnings overseas, and the asset freeze, which will also target members of the ruling worker’s party, the diplomat said, calling it a “hard-hitting, ambitious resolution.” Another diplomat confirmed to CNN that the US delegation has circulated the resolution to security council members who will engage in intense negotiations. On Sunday, North Korea tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb,…

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Camera call to stop road carnage

Camera call to stop road carnage

INDIAN Ocean Drive should be the next location for a point-to-point speed camera, Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts says. Mrs Roberts’ comments came after the first point-to-point cameras started operating on Forrest Highway yesterday, catching 14 drivers in the first 12 hours. The cameras, on a 30km stretch of the highway, caught one driver at 145km/h. The fastest average speed by a driver was 130km/h. Mrs Roberts said Indian Ocean Drive, the site of another crash today, was not on the short list for the next location, but she had…

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Storm hunters fly into the eye of record-breaking Hurricane Irma

Storm hunters fly into the eye of record-breaking Hurricane Irma

Posted September 07, 2017 07:16:10 Video: NOAA hurricane hunters fly through the eye of Irma (ABC News) Related Story: Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean as Trump declares emergency in Florida Related Story: Category five hurricanes don’t get much more powerful than Irma Storm hunters have flown into the eye of Hurricane Irma, capturing footage of the massive storm as it roars across the Caribbean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s scientists flew a light plane through the eye of the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured on Tuesday (local time). Video…

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Book of songs offers glimpse into life of remote Indigenous community

Book of songs offers glimpse into life of remote Indigenous community

Posted September 06, 2017 18:58:13 Photo: Yakanarra Community School students visited Sydney to sings songs from their Song Book at the Opera House. (ABC News: Laura Brierley Newton) In remote parts of Australia just one in 10 Indigenous school students meet the minimum national standard for reading and writing, according to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). But it wants to turn those figures around, and as part of the Indigenous Literacy Day they have launched four books representing stories from over 15 remote communities, giving a glimpse into their lives….

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