ATSB investigating Qantas flight that left 15 injured

ATSB investigating Qantas flight that left 15 injured

Posted April 13, 2017 06:55:23 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an incident on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong in which 15 people were injured. Qantas pilots had to turn off auto-pilot to regain control of their Boeing 747 when it was buffeted during a stall warning about 100 kilometres from Hong Kong. The plane landed safely in Hong Kong, and Qantas said the captain called ahead for the aircraft to be met by an ambulance on arrival. It is known in the aviation industry…

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Scott Morrison makes the case for negative gearing change

Scott Morrison makes the case for negative gearing change

It’s hard to decide which was more impressive: the case Treasurer Scott Morrison made to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute for changing our negative gearing rules, or the contortions he subsequently performed to deny any need for changing negative gearing.  Having promised that next month’s budget will “do something” about housing affordability, Morrison appears to have closed off all federal options beyond an improved funding mechanism for social housing. It’s small beer indeed around the barbecue-stopper of housing affordability.  Play VideoDon’t Play There’s no housing bubble … in…

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Russia could soon control US oil company

Russia could soon control US oil company

Russia is on the verge of taking control of a US oil company. In a crazy twist of international events, Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft might end up owning Citgo, a US energy company based in Houston, Texas. This isn’t a direct takeover. Instead, it hinges on the ability of Venezuela’s state-run oil company to pay back its Russian loan. The Venezuelan company owns Citgo, which was used as collateral for the loan. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are highly alarmed. In hotly worded letters to the Trump Administration in…

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‘Centerfold’ musician dead at 71

‘Centerfold’ musician dead at 71

MUSICIAN John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as Love Stinks, Freeze Frame and Centerfold, has died in his Massachusetts home at 71. Groton police said officers responded to Geils home around 4pm. Tuesday for a wellbeing check and found him unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “A preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes,” police said in a statement. The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, while Geils was studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute….

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Borussia Dortmund attack: Police investigate Islamist link

Borussia Dortmund attack: Police investigate Islamist link

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Windows were broken and tyres burst in the blastsGerman police are investigating a possible Islamic extremist link to the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund football team’s bus, German media say. A letter found near the scene references the Berlin Christmas market attack and military operations in Syria. It is not yet clear if the letter is genuine. Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No other players were hurt. Source link

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