Monthly Archives: July 2019

Passenger to Lebanon gives birth mid-flight

A Middle East Airlines-Air Liban flight has gained a tiny passenger over the weekend when a woman gave birth mid-flight. Middle East Airlines confirmed the news: “Announcements were made to check if there was any doctor on board to assist with the delivery, but no doctors were on board that flight,” Rima Mikaoui, director of public relations for Middle East ...

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Australian business should cut less, grow more, fund manager says

The head of IFM Investors says the $140bn investment powerhouse will be pushing Australian company bosses to work on growing their businesses instead of focusing on cutting costs. The chief executive, Brett Himbury, said IFM, which invests on behalf of Australian industry super funds and like-minded international pension outfits, also supports mining giant BHP’s new pledge to do more to ...

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Poverty is rising again in Australia and expert cites welfare changes as likely cause

Poverty in Australia is increasing again after several years of decline, a respected University of Melbourne study has found, with changes to welfare policies cited as a possible contributor. The annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (Hilda) survey, released on Tuesday, found the proportion of people living below the relative poverty line – 50% of the median income – ...

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Shayna Jack: The swimming scandal that has embarrassed Australia

Australian swimming is being accused of hypocrisy after an Olympic hopeful said she returned an abnormal drug test just days after teammate Mack Horton’s high-profile protest against a Chinese rival suspected of a doping offence. Queensland swimmer Shayna Jack announced on Sunday that she had tested positive for anabolic agent Ligandrol – which is popular with bodybuilders – in late ...

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Falkirk announce negotiations that will result in ‘multi-million pound investment’

Fakirk have confirmed that negotiations are taking place that will lead to a “multi-million pound investment in the club and its facilities”. English businessman Mark Campbell is set to make an initial seven-figure cash injection, and the club have also named John Park as their new Football Director. Ray McKinnon’s Bairns side were relegated to League One after finishing bottom of ...

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FOOTBALL MAD Brits love football more than anything, study finds, with gardening a lowly tenth on the list

Globetrotting was the second most popular pastime. Music, cooking and walking rounded off the top five. Watching TV came eighth, while going to the pub was 15th. Finance trading site eToro, which polled 2,000, found adults spend £968.43 a year, and over seven hours a week on their passion. It said: “Football infiltrates the lives of millions. So it’s no ...

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Football transfer rumours: Moussa Dembélé to Manchester United?

Everton have sent Wilfried Zaha a DVD of their glorious Champions League campaign in 2005 in the hope of convincing the Crystal Palace winger that they are just as big as Arsenal. Marco Silva’s side are ready to offer £60m plus Cenk Tosun for Zaha – but their plans might be scuppered if Chelsea look to muscle in by arranging a deal with Palace that would ...

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Rugby: Confident Argentina inching towards an overdue win

SYDNEY (Reuters) – For a team looking to end a six-match losing streak, Argentina are approaching Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against Australia in Brisbane with plenty of confidence. Buoyed by the Super Rugby success of the Jaguares, whose players make up a large majority of the squad, the Pumas will take on the Wallabies at Lang Park a week after running ...

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