Monthly Archives: September 2019

JOINT STATEMENT BY CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM LEADERS

 Offensive and hurtful comments made by Mr Kyle Sandilands (KIIS1065) regarding the Virgin Mary. On 18 September 2019, Mr Kyle Sandilands made deeply offensive remarks concerning the Virgin Mary and the faithful who believe in the Virginity of our Lady (Luke 1:27-35; Surah Maryam 19:19-22). These comments led to disruption in different Christian and Muslim communities and to a peaceful ...

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Australians reject Coalition attacks on businesses promoting social issues

New survey finds almost 80% support CEOs having a say, but more than half believe when they do, it is out of self-interest Australians overwhelmingly support business leaders speaking out on social and political issues, according to a new survey that conflicts with government efforts to paint such efforts as corporate kowtowing to “noisy elites”. However, the new survey, from ...

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The “Narrow Gate” is not for you

By/ Dr. Sam Nan The “Narrow Gate” is an easy to understand as a phrase. The narrow gate is harder to pass through, and only a few people can go through. In saying “difficult is the way which leads to life. The “Narrow Gate” can be used metaphorically to mean “trouble, afflict, distress.” Which you go throw in this life. ...

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New wheat varieties headline new Wheat Variety Master List

WHEAT Quality Australia has released its updated Wheat Variety Master List. The 2019 list will feature 13 new varieties along with a host of reclassifications of existing wheat lines. There will also be the removal of four old wheat varieties, first flagged for removal in 2017. The 2019 list introduces the new varieties Catapult, Sunchaser, Hellfire, Nighthawk, Nyala, Oryx, Parakeet, ...

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A Pulse on Freight Signals U.S. Economic Contraction by Year-End

One vital sign of the American economy is pointing toward growth turning negative by the end of the year. The Cass Freight Index, a monthly measure of rail, trucking and airfreight volume, dropped 3% in August from a year earlier, the ninth consecutive month of declines. The figures released Friday blamed tariffs for stalling trade. The numbers and the analysis ...

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US destroyer docks at Beirut Port

A U.S. destroyer docked at the Beirut Port early Saturday, being the first U.S. warship to do so in more than 30 years. The USS Ramage is a guided-missile destroyer, according to the U.S. Navy and is an Arleigh-Burke ship. Sources familiar with the move say this has been in the works for some time. LBCI quoted the U.S. Ambassador ...

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Federal Reserve to Return to Stimulus Pump: Global Economy Week

The Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates again this week and may still not be done delivering monetary stimulus. Having already reduced their benchmark in July to 2.0%-2.25%, Chairman Jerome Powell and colleagues will lop off another 25 basis points on Wednesday to support the slowing economy, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. Among the key questions ...

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