William Crighton at the Rails

William Crighton at the Rails

FRESH from his performances at the Live Lane Festival and Mullum Music Festival in NSW last weekend, Aussie troubadour William Crighton will be onstage in Darwin for the first time this Saturday as a part of his Stand on the Side of Love tour. His 2016 self-titled debut album revealed Crighton to be a skilled songwriter and a formidable folk and blues rock performer. Camera IconWilliam Crighton will play his first Darwin show at the Railway Club this Saturday.Picture: SuppliedThis year has been a busy one for the Hunter Valley-based…

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'Irresponsible': China displeased with South China Sea talk in White Paper

'Irresponsible': China displeased with South China Sea talk in White Paper

Posted November 23, 2017 23:16:01 Photo: China urges Australia to keep its promise to not take sides on the sovereignty issue of the South China Sea. (Supplied: Twitter) Related Story: Where does Australia stand in the battle for dominance between Trump and China? Related Story: Australia in firing line if US and China go to war, experts warn The Chinese Government has described language on the disputed South China Sea in the Australian Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper as “irresponsible”. Key points: Australia urged to stop raising concerns about the…

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How to have a sustainable, no waste Christmas

How to have a sustainable, no waste Christmas

Updated November 23, 2017 18:12:38 Photo: Handmade decorations are a good way to reduce waste this Christmas. (Facebook: Reverse Garbage) Related Story: How to bin Christmas responsibly Christmas brings festivities, food and presents — each of which can mean a lot of waste. But can you reduce that waste by planning ahead? Reverse Garbage Queensland’s #GiveGood Christmas campaign is encouraging people to think about how to be more environmentally responsible when celebrating. The not-for-profit group is running Salvaged Stockings demonstrations, showing participants how to make eco-stockings from second-hand materials to…

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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Molecules from deep fat frying may have a cooling effect on the climateFatty acids released into the air from cooking may help form clouds that limit global warming, say scientists. Researchers believe these molecules arrange themselves into complex 3-D structures in atmospheric droplets. These aerosols persist for longer than normal and can seed the formation of clouds which experts say can have a cooling effect on the climate. The authors say the study will shed new light on the long term role of aerosols on…

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Woolworths 'ready to battle' Amazon ahead of Australian launch

Woolworths 'ready to battle' Amazon ahead of Australian launch

Posted November 23, 2017 20:09:12 Woolworths says it will step up its online offerings as Amazon launches in Australia amid fears the nation’s retail industry is set for a massive shake-up because of the arrival of the online behemoth. At the Woolworth’s annual general meeting in Melbourne, chairman Gordon Cairn told investors the supermarket chain was ready to battle Amazon and would make shopping more convenient and tailored for customers by ramping up deliveries and click and collect services. “We want to be obsessive about our customers, their needs and…

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