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The Conversation 09/20/2019 08:47
Pictured from left to right are 'Friends' cast members Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. On Sept. 22, 1994, six telegenic 20-somethings frolicked in a fountain in front of credits that announced the arrival of "Friends," a new NBC sitcom that would forever change television. As sitcom scribes scrambling to land on writing staffs during the mid-1990s, we witnessed – with awe and a bit of envy – how "Friends" instantly became a red-hot comedy commodity.
The Conversation 09/20/2019 08:36
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would enable college athletes to get paid endorsements. The California state legislature has approved a bill that allows college athletes to earn money through athletic endorsements starting in 2023. The governor hasn’t said whether he’ll sign the bill into law. Jasmine Harris, an , addresses how the bill, known as “,” would alter college athletics if it gets signed into law. Her edited comments are below. 1. The Fair Pay to Play Act mentions preventing the exploitation of student athletes. Just how are student athletes being exploited? College athletics has become such a business that the exploitation is happening on multiple levels. It’s not just that the colleges are making money off of the
The Conversation 09/20/2019 08:35
Participants in a recent trial experienced old memories, vividly. is one of the most dreaded diagnoses, and the fear is particularly acute among older people. This complex brain disorder, which usually affects older individuals, can cause many cognitive disabilities, most notably memory impairment. About are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, and caregivers are affected, with some estimates indicating there are as many as caregivers. As the baby boomer generation has started to turn 65, the number of people diagnosed with this disease is expected to continue to grow. The don’t help much in the management of memory problems and associated behavioral changes. There is a clear need for more effective treatment options. As a response.
The Conversation 09/20/2019 04:17
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Leigh Sullivan discusses Scott Morrison’s new family law inquiry with Michelle Grattan. They also speak of the developments in the Tamil family from Biloela’s case, and the UN barring Australia from speaking at the upcoming climate change summit. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 23:23
What would Socrates say about coal mining? Or recycling? As world chiefs and youth leaders gather in New York at the , many of us as individuals are feeling powerless and overwhelmed. Making big personal changes can appear costly in terms of happiness. And anyway, why should I bother when any difference I can make will be negligible? As we contemplate our future, we can seek insight from the great philosophers of the to guide our choices. Virtue. wrote nothing, but many of his ideas found their way into the dialogues of his star pupil, . The main character in these dialogues is indeed Socrates himself. In Plato’s most famous work, , Socrates suggests that he and those around him discuss the most important question there is: how one should li.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 22:05
The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world. From shutterstock.com. Health authorities in the are investigating of lung illness, including seven deaths, reportedly connected to vaping. Some of these have been diagnosed with lung inflammation caused by inhaling oil. The US Food and Drug Administration () has advised many samples tested have contained tetrahydrocannabidol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, as well as significant amounts of vitamin E. No cases of vaping-related lung disease have been reported in Australia to date. But we know a small proportion of people in Australia do vape (), and may therefore be worried about developing this serious lung disease. Of peop.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 19:49
There has been a long history of women being charged with, and prosecuted for, concealment of birth both within WA and the rest of Australia. Shutterstock. , a 24-year-old woman appeared before the Western Australian District Court after pleading guilty to concealing the birth of her newborn baby in 2018. The charge of concealment of birth refers to hiding the dead body of a child after their birth in order to conceal the fact that they were born. Concealment of birth is a complex charge.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:56
Melbourne's ABC weather presenter Paul Higgins discussing a trend towards warmer April days. ABC/MCCCRH. One of the great paradoxes of climate change communication in Australia is that politicians command the most attention on the issue, yet are among the least trusted sources of climate information. domestic politics has the strongest influence on Australian media coverage of climate change.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:55
Shutterstock. Friendship is an incomparable, immeasurable boon to me, and a source of life — not metaphorically but literally. -Simone Weil. About eight years ago, I went to dinner with a dear friend I had known for more than 40 years. It would be the last time we would see each other and by the end of that evening I was deeply shaken. But more lasting and more unsettling than this has been the feeling of loss without his friendship. It was a sudden ending but it was also an ending that lasted for me well beyond that evening. I have worried since then at what kind of friend I am to my friends, and why a friendship can suddenly self-destruct while others can so unexpectedly bloom. My friend and I were used to going to dinner together, though i.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:55
In Western Australia . The state government this month to reducing this over-representation, in a move that parallels the Closing the Gap Refresh nationally. Despite concerns about another , Australia has yet to act on a root cause – the difficulty Indigenous women escaping family violence face in finding safe housing. Read more:. shows domestic violence and housing are linked as a cause of child removal. Every year governments addressing . Child removal is an important cause of this trauma. Care for children is a cornerstone of Aboriginal cultures. Child removal often has severe mental and physical health , with risks of substance use, homelessness and incarceration. Read more:. Consequences are similar for children, who also suffer from . Y.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:54
Over the next 12 months, a joint parliamentary committee will examine Australia’s family law system. It will be led by conservative Liberal MP Kevin Andrews and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson. But it would appear the driving force behind this new inquiry is Hanson’s recent unsupported that women are frequently making up allegations of domestic violence in family courts. Read more:. The Greens and Labor do not support the inquiry. In fact, the Greens as “a sop to One Nation by the government” and Labor the prime minister had “done a deal with One Nation”. It is the latest in a into the family law system and its failings. In fact, there have already been two very recently: the 2017 House of Representatives into a “better family law system to.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:53
Lack of speed kills: finally NBN Co is thinking about a genuinely 21st century offering for customers. www.shutterstock.com. This week NBN Co for the National Broadband Network. It includes a new plan boasting a download speed of 1 gigabit per second and an upload speed of 50 megabits per second for $80 a month. These are 20-fold improvements on the maximum NBN speeds now.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:53
The extra 24 cents per day can buy an extra 36 peanuts per day, more if you buy in bulk. Shutterstock. Newstart recipients and other Australians on benefits get their half-yearly pay rise today (and also on March 20). This one is vanishingly small. Announced very quietly by Social Services Minister Anne Ruston earlier this week, it amounts to just for someone on the Newstart unemployment benefit. That’s $1.65 per week, less than 24 cents per day. It’s enough to buy about 36 peanuts – or more if you buy them in bulk. More galling still for Australians on Newstart, age and disability pensions will increase by twice as much - $6.80 per fortnight, an increase the government was keener to highlight than the increase in Newstart. It is hard to com.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 16:53
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann unveil a budget outcome as good as balanced on Thursday. Lukas Coch/AAP. The budget was for practical purposes in neither deficit nor in surplus in 2018-19, the final figures released by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Thursday reveal. The underlying cash deficit was just , which, on the scale of Commonwealth budgets, is close to nothing: 0.0% of GDP. It’s a $3.5 billion improvement on the forecast made just five months ago in the April budget, and a $13.8 billion improvement on the original estimate for 2018-19 in Scott Morrison’s May 2018 budget. Read more:. If there is a surprise in the result, it is that there wasn’t a surplus despite booming
The Conversation 09/19/2019 07:38
John Howard is remembered by his Liberal tribe as a reformer, but his legacy is mixed. The GST has endured but he essentially doomed his government when he let his ideological obsession with industrial relations run away with him. The Liberals lost the next election, and had to stand by as Labor dismantled WorkChoices. Now a subsequent Liberal government is starting on workplace change, with industrial relations minister Christian Porter on Thursday releasing the first discussion papers. It’s early days and in politics sheep can always put on wolves’ clothing. But on what we see, the measured approach of Scott Morrison and Porter is a far cry from that of Howard and likely to be more successful and lasting. That’s not to ignore the governme.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 00:25
The Panama Papers was the biggest-ever collaboration for investigative journalism, involving 400 journalists in 80 countries who collectively produced 6,000 stories in 100 different media outlets. Shutterstock. Today on , a podcast on major themes and issues in the media, we meet , the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion and money laundering. It was the biggest-ever collaboration for investigative journalism, involving 400 journalists in 80 countries who collectively produced 6,000 stories in 100 different media outlets. Bastian Obermayer is the deputy editor for investigations at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, Germany.
The Conversation 09/19/2019 00:21
More than 32,000 civilians have been killed in the Afghanistan war between 2009 and 2018 - most of them by anti-government forces. AAP/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI. ,. After nearly two decades of fighting, the death toll in the war in Afghanistan is staggering. Apart from more than killed since 2014 and 3,576 since the beginning of the conflict in 2001, some 32,532 between 2009 and 2018 – most of them by anti-government forces. In a small subset in this human tragedy, New Zealand is critically examining one particular operation, during which six people were killed, including a three-year-old girl. This occurred when a Taliban group was targeted by a New Zealand lead force, allegedly in reply to an attack on a New Zealand team in early August 2010. In t.

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