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CANBERRA TIMES News, Feb 18, 2013


Australia outclassed in tour game
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Australia showed some signs of improvement with the bat but was still comprehensively outplayed by India A in the three-day tour match which ended in a draw just four days out from the first Test. Australia resumed its first innings on 4-131 on Monday ...
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Cricket world left seeing Stars after women's team extends boundaries
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The thoroughness of Australia's win - 7/259 to the West Indies' 145 all out - belied a tournament that set new standards for exciting, hard-fought women's cricket. Jess Cameron's muscular run-a-ball 75 was one of many performances to open the eyes of...
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The fog of law and cloud computing
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Data sovereignty and privacy concerns resulting from the extension of US-government mass-surveillance powers raised in an EU report publicised last week should not dissuade Australian businesses from actively considering and adopting cloud computing ...
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Public servant numbers drop in Australia

The Canberra Times The number of bureaucrats in Australia has dropped for the first time in more than a decade, a new analysis of jobs data shows. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) quarterly jobs reports, released on Monday, show there were 2500 fewer public ...See all stories on this topic »
Xenophon relieved to be back in Australia
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The South Australian senator, pictured, said he understood the deportation order had come from the ''highest levels'' of the Malaysian government and that it related to his support for pro- democracy forces in the country. ''If the Malaysian government ...
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Australian Open day four highlights

The Canberra Times SHOT 1: On a leaderboard dominated by internationals, we thought we'd give this gong to the leadingAustralian Katherine Hull-Kirk. After hitting her second shot way left into the trees on the par-five last, she hit an amazing recovery shot over the ...See all stories on this topic »
'Forget the Ashes': UK battles for Neighbours new theme song
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And Network Ten and Fremantle Media are searching all over Australia and the UK for one talented singer to record the new version. From the thousands of entrants expected, 10 finalists will be chosen - five from Australia and five from the UK. The ...
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Rise in cyber attacks against Australian businesses
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Another example included in the report was in early last year when CERT Australiareceived reports from a range of financial companies whose websites were targeted with DDoS attacks, knocking them offline and demanding they make a payment.
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How the reputation of Australian sport was needlessly trashed

The Canberra Times The reputation of Australian sport, both domestically and internationally, has been comprehensively trashed. Players, coaches, administrators and health professionals are all lumped under a dark cloud. One can only hope there is some as-yet ...See all stories on this topic »
Shin wins Women's Australian Open
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One of the best shots of South Korean star Jiyai Shin's life delivered her an eleventh LPGA win at the Women's Australian Open golf tournament in Canberra. Shin completed the four-round tournament at Royal Canberra in 18-under 274 on Sudnay, two shots ...
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Red meat gets tick of approval for young women
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The council says Australians are not eating enough vegetables, legumes and fruit, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds. According to the guidelines Australiansshould eat more wholegrain foods, such as wholegrain breakfast cereals and wholemeal ...
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Union backs Gillard '110 per cent'

The Canberra Times Mr Howes, whose union was influential in the dumping of Kevin Rudd in 2010, used his opening address to the Australian Workers Union national conference on the Gold Coast to acknowledge that the carbon tax issue was hard for the union. In the wake of ...See all stories on this topic »
Heat no sweat for Cavalry, with Perth star in the sights
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With Australian Baseball League championship celebrations still fresh in the minds of the fans, the Cavs have already started planning for their title defence and they've set their sights on a high-quality Australian recruit. Winning the Claxton Shield ...
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A realistic approach to China
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At the heart of the conversation is China's parallel with a rising Germany a century ago.Australia today is experiencing tensions between its historical origins, cultural roots and political antecedents in Europe, and its geographical location and ...
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Grants council reflects on artists' wages
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On the 40th anniversary of the Australia Council for the Arts, chairman Rupert Myer has said the time has come for artists to be paid properly for their work. The AustraliaCouncil issues grants valued at more than $170 million a year to artists and ...
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Bronzed Aussie image no longer a good look
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REVELATIONS in the Sunday Canberra Times that Australians are turning to potentially dangerous illegal tanning injections points to a major health concern that needs to be addressed. According to federal government statistics, Australia is the skin ...
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Australian Open day three highlights
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... no chances after wearing an ice scarf for parts of her round on Saturday. The mercury only reached 26 degrees on Saturday, but it seemed to work for the 15-year-old sensation, who carded a three-under 70 to claim a share of the Australian Open lead.
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Detained MP envoy for Anwar
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The Australian senator ordered to be deported by Malaysia as a ''security risk'' previously acted as an emissary for Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, carrying a warning letter to the federal government. The South Australian senator Nick...
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Israeli parliament to probe Zygier death
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The announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted the security forces be allowed to ''quietly'' get on with their jobs, in his first remarks on the mysterious spy saga that has dominated headlines in Israel andAustralia.
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Australian 'Robin Hood Bandit' alleged to have stolen a million
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Melbourne-born Donaldson has lived in the US for 17 years and returned to Australiafor several months last year. The Sunday Age can reveal he advertised a property investment scheme in Melbourne in March 2012, promising that a $62,000 investment in ...
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Costs soar for reinsurers
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Insurers have sparked anger from many policyholders asked to cop sharp increases in premiums. Data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority indicate premiums for domestic home and contents coverage rose 16.4 per cent in the 12 months to the ...
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Abbott's numbers on APS a 'fiction'
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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott often portrays the Australian Public Service as a bloated and slothful organisation that should be cut down in size. In talking about growth of the public service, he repeatedly includes growth in the Australian Defence...
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British hospital's diagnosis should be a red flag
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Statisticians have developed a variety of tools to adjust for differences in patients and services with standardised hospital mortality ratios (HSMR), comparing actual death rates to the rate that would have been expected statistically. In Australia ...
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Jobs to go as Amcor cans drinks-lid facility

The Canberra Times The managing director of Amcor Australasia, Nigel Garrard, said that ''Amcor would take steps to realign its Australian operations to the challenging conditions facing all Australian manufacturers, resulting in approximately 300 redundancies''. Amcor ...See all stories on this topic »
'Proud' PM's vow to union faithful

The Canberra Times In the wake of the latest Fairfax/Nielsen poll which showed Labor's primary support slump to 30 per cent, Ms Gillard used a speech to union faithful to declare Australians would regain confidence in the government's plan. "I come here to this union's ...See all stories on this topic »
$1b plan to boost local suppliers

The Canberra Times “I believe modern Australia can have a great blue-collar future. By that I mean that we can continue to be a manufacturing nation, we can be a nation in which people make their living through blue-collar jobs – blue-collar jobs that aren't intermittent ...See all stories on this topic »
Centenary party needs happy returns

The Canberra Times To build on this year, rather than admiring it, the ACT government needs to work quickly to establish a way for Australia's highest-profile games to make Canberra a more regular fixture on the calendar. Maybe the way forward is to establish a permanent ...See all stories on this topic »
Australian Open day two highlights
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Mariajo Uribe's two bogey-free rounds so far were pretty impressive, but it's time to give unheralded Australian Rebecca Artis some love. The 24-year-old from Coonabarabran is in a tie for eighth at seven-under after a second round 67. Her two bogeys ...
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Graf sticks with Capitals
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Carrie Graf will today confirm she is re-signing with the Canberra Capitals. Photo: Getty. Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf will re-sign with the WNBL club after Basketball Australia confirmed she would stand down as national coach of theAustralian ...
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World no.8 takes the lead at Australian Open
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World no.8 Jiyai Shin has taken the outright Women's Australian Open lead after getting her second round off to a strong start at Royal Canberra this morning. Starting on the back nine, the Korean registered three straight birdies from holes 15 to 17 ...
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Brown isn't beautiful
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Chief executive officer of the Cancer Council Australia, Professor Ian Olver, said using the drug could actually increase the risk of skin cancer on existing moles as they became more pronounced and injecting any illegal substance increased the risk of ...
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Unkindest cut: Restrictions placed on doctors
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The Sunday Canberra Times has uncovered the number of practitioners with restrictions placed on them after an extensive search of the the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's database (AHPRA). One Canberra nurse, whose restrictions were ...
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Australia knew about Prisoner X - Canberra Times
AN AUSTRALIAN diplomat knew that Melbourne man Ben Zygier was being held in an Israeli prison before he died in his cell, the government has admitted, ...
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Australian Women's Open dinner - Canberra Times
Golfer Kim Welch. Belen Mozo from Spain and her brother and caddy Jesus Mozo. Brittany Lincicone and Stacy Lewis. Omania Terry with John and Felicity ...
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Stosur defeat ends Australian hopes - Canberra Times
Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user ... competition and left Australia to face a play-off to remain in the World Group.
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