You need a plan to keep your pets alive in an emergency

You need a plan to keep your pets alive in an emergency

By Mel Taylor, Macquarie University Posted September 06, 2017 18:10:44 Photo: This dog was seen carrying a bag of dog food through the streets during Hurricane Harvey. (Facebook: Tiele Dockens) Related Story: Category five hurricanes don’t get much more powerful than Irma Related Story: Harvey the Hurricane Hawk rides out monster storm with taxi driver If you’ve been following media coverage of the post-hurricane flooding in Texas during the last couple of weeks, you will have seen many images and accounts of people evacuating with their pets. You will no…

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya

Suu Kyi, who as Myanmar’s state counsellor is the country’s de facto leader, claimed during a phone conversation with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan a “huge iceberg of misinformation” about the Rohingya crisis was being distributed to benefit “terrorists.” According to a readout of the call, she added her government was fighting to ensure “terrorism” didn’t spread over the whole of Rakhine state. Suu Kyi has come under fire in recent days for failing to speak out against the mass killings and displacement of Rohingya by her government, particularly given her…

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Alli Simpson’s coming for You Tube

Alli Simpson’s coming for You Tube

ALLI Simpson is ready to show the next generation how to be You Tube superstars. The LA based singer/actor/radio host/model and online star is heading back to Australia to host The ShareSpace with singer/actor Jai Waetford. Launching next month, the talent hunt will air on You Tube and aims to find a recording artist who knows how to maximise social media exposure. Simpson, sister of singer Cody, launched her own career on You Tube where she has over 500,000 followers and her content (from her own music to cover songs…

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Trump says military action not his 'first choice' on N Korea

Trump says military action not his 'first choice' on N Korea

Story highlights “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said of North Korea Trump said that he believed he and Xi are on the same page “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said when asked if he was still considering military action. “Certainly that’s not a first choice, but we’ll see what happens.” Trump said that he believed he and Xi are on the same page following what he described as a “very, very frank and very strong phone call.” “We will not be putting…

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Households 'need help to get warmer home'

Households 'need help to get warmer home'

Image copyrightPA England’s householders get a raw deal over insulating their homes to save on energy bills, researchers say. Families in other nations receive much more help to reduce bills, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) says. The researchers say recent UK government cuts to energy efficiency programmes are “ludicrous” – and the opposite of what’s needed. The government says it will soon announce new policies soon as part of its long-delayed Clean Growth Plan. But it would need to radically improve measures to match the support for home improvements…

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