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The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. celebrates the launch of the second issue of their magazine, EKONOMOS

By: Sahar Mourad   Australia has long been a leader within the economic sector, but one organisation is working to further strengthen the country’s ties with the rest of the world.   The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that works to support Australian businesses both nationally and internationally.   Founding President Dr Frank Alafaci and Secretary ...

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ABSC INC. holds media conference to promote EKONOMOS, Issue 2, 2020

The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. hosted its second Media Conference and annual luncheon at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush on 9 November 2020 to promote the imminent publication of the second issue of EKONOMOS, the official ABSC Inc. business affairs magazine in late November this year. More than thirty VIPs and guests enjoyed the five-star venue’s sumptuous food ...

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Biden says nothing will stop transition as Trump vows new legal action

By: Simon Lewis and Jeff Mason President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the US government, while President Donald Trump pursued lawsuits in several states in a long-shot bid to hold on to power. Mr Trump’s campaign said it would file a lawsuit to stop Michigan from officially certifying Mr Biden as the winner there ...

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Australians cancelled 800,000 credit cards during COVID-19

By: Aleks Vickovich While Australia’s national net debt has blown out by 40 per cent to $703 billion thanks largely to the pandemic, it seems regular folks around the country have taken a more prudent approach, reducing their collective credit card bill by more than $7 billion over the same period. According to the latest data from the Reserve Bank of Australia, ...

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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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SOPRANO NADINE NASSAR

What a surprise to find a lady of such a demure stature with a powerhouse voice – an opera singer with a voice par excellence. She entertained me with a practice session of her scales and let me tell you, neither a jackhammer nor a revving motorbike can pierce your ears like she can. The lady I speak of, is ...

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US Justice Department defends ‘lawful’ Trump travel ban

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The US Department of Justice has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security. A 15-page brief argued it was a “lawful exercise of the president’s authority” and not a ban on Muslims. The executive order temporarily banned entry from all refugees and visitors ...

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What Old Monkeys and Old Humans Have in Common

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Humans spend less time monkeying around as they get older, and according to a study published Thursday, so do monkeys. As anyone who has ever hung out with a grandparent, observed a retiring parent, or grown old themselves may know, many people get pickier with age. Some go to the same restaurants on the same days ...

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Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Primates are unquestionably clever: Monkeys can learn how to use money, and chimpanzees have a knack for game theory. But no one has ever taught a nonhuman primate to say “hello.” Scientists have long been intrigued by the failure of primates to talk like us. Understanding the reasons may offer clues to how our own ancestors ...

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