Proposed Hume Coal mine would destroy 'world-class' aquifer, local residents say

Proposed Hume Coal mine would destroy 'world-class' aquifer, local residents say

Posted April 27, 2017 08:45:03 Photo: Former geologist Bruce Robertson says there’s “no question” the mine would destroy the aquifer. (ABC News: Emily Laurence) Fears have been expressed about the environmental impact of the first new mine proposed in the Sydney water catchment in more than 30 years, at a public meeting in the NSW Southern Highlands. About 50 local residents crammed into a hall at Exeter, where they raised concerns about the area’s aquifer being destroyed, businesses dying, future droughts and the safety of mine workers under the Hume…

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Instead of bringing love and contentment, for Islam Mitat marriage was a living nightmare

Instead of bringing love and contentment, for Islam Mitat marriage was a living nightmare

But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her…

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What progress has Trump made in his first 100 days?

What progress has Trump made in his first 100 days?

Healthcare “When we win on November 8 and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare. We have to do it,” Mr Trump told supporters one week out from election day.When Republicans seized control of both chambers of Congress, as well as the White House, they finally had their mandate to repeal Barack Obama’s signature policy.What they didn’t have was consensus. How much of the act they planned to repeal, and what exactly they intended to replace it with, was the source of constant…

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Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan

Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan

Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan By News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyrightWikimedia/Jugni Image caption The light-skinned Azikheli buffalo are especially suited to cold mountainous areasAround 200 animals have taken part in a competition to find Pakistan’s most beautiful Azikheli buffalo. Farmers and breeders gathered in Mingora, the capital of Pakistan’s northern Swat district, for the three-day event to promote the breed, the Dawn newspaper reports. The event was funded by USAID, the American government’s civilian foreign aid agency, which stumped up the first prize of 75,000…

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Farm to give South East a jobs boost

Farm to give South East a jobs boost

JOBS SA: Find out all about our campaign to boost jobs in the state THE South East will benefit from hundreds of jobs under a plan by horticultural company, Sundrop Farms, to open a 30ha strawberry farm, near Millicent. The Advertiser understands the company’s second major investment in South Australia will be a commercial strawberry farm at the site of the former Tantanoola pulp mill. The project was envisaged to create 150 jobs during the strawberry farm’s peak production months and have a minimum of about 100 jobs during the…

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