Ian Sinkins, a British electrical engineer in Australia on a temporary skilled class 457 visa, has a serious beef with Australia’s proposed new citizenship requirements.
The changes, announced by the Turnbull government on Thursday, would require aspiring citizens to sit an English-language test, prove a commitment to Australian values and live in the country for four years as a permanent resident, instead of one.
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The World forum.
I get slammed by a six foot squid on my chest under my arm and feel another envelop my wrist and begin to bite me. As I begin to fight them off my chest and arm, another one grabs my fin and tugged me hard. The instant I “encourage” one animal to release me (with a hit with my camera housing), another moves in and attacks.
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The link between errors in chromosome number and variable outcomes also showed up in mice. Genetically identical embryos, all with an extra copy of chromosome 19, showcased a broad spectrum of differences among animals. Neck thickness varied, as well as the amount of blood leaking underneath the skin. Facial structures looked different too. “That was the most striking,” Amon says. “The mice should be identical twins, but some have problems with their eyes and snouts.”
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Sorting out the details had taken years of litigation and then years of negotiation, but now, in 2011, there was a plan—a plan that seemed to work equally well for everyone at the table. As Samuelson, the Berkeley law professor, put it in a paper at the time, “The proposed settlement thus looked like a win-win-win: the libraries would get access to millions of books, Google would be able to recoup its investment in GBS, and authors and publishers would get a new revenue stream from books ...
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"Today I remain chief justice of Alabama Supreme Court," Moore told a small gathering. While he retains the title for technical reasons, Moore is suspended until the end of his term, and is age-limited from running for his old seat again.
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The leader of Britain First has been slammed after posting a video that he falsely claimed was of Muslims celebrating last night's Paris terror attack.
Paul Golding tweeted a video this afternoon along with the caption 'Oh look, a crowd of 'moderate' Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London.'
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Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning for Omaha, Neb., mayoral candidate Heath Mello Thursday night, and he's not apologizing for it.
"Absolutely, and I want him to win," Sanders, I-Vt., told NPR Thursday, after a rally in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The Thursday event with Mello, a Nebraska state senator who's running as a Democrat in the mayoral race, is one of several rallies Sanders is holding across the country this week. It's part of a Democratic National Committee-organized ...
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In an excerpt of the Olympian’s forthcoming memoir, the 67-year-old blames talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres for her poor standing with the LGBT community. Jenner . . . appeared on “The Ellen Show” a few months later to discuss her evolution on LGBT issues. The gold medalist complained in her book, “The Secrets of My Life,” that DeGeneres “took what I said out of context” to make the interview “go viral.” In the now-infamous segment, Jenner confessed that she was slow to support ...
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President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in a Thursday court filing that protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies because such protests infringed on his First Amendment rights.
The filing comes in a case brought by three protesters who allege they were roughed up and ejected from a March 2016 Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, by Trump supporters who were incited by the then-candidate’s calls from the stage to “get 'em out of ...
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Perhaps the most curious aspect of Moneyball – the book, the movie and the legend – is its failure to address the most controversial issue of the decade: performance-enhancing drugs.
The 2001 A’s won 102 games during the regular season and made the playoffs. But nowhere in book or movie is it mentioned that two of their best players – Jason Giambi and Tejada – were later found to be using PEDs. In 2002, the year that most of the book is focused on, the A’s once again made the ...
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“When you are with Chelsea, you really need to allow her to finish,” Jay Kernis, one of Clinton’s segment producers at NBC, told Vogue. “She’s not used to being interrupted that way.”
Sounds perfect for a dating profile: I speak at length, and you really need to let me finish. I’m not used to interruptions.
What comes across with Chelsea, for lack of a gentler word, is self-regard of an unusual intensity. And the effect is stronger on paper. Unkind as it is to say, reading ...
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Prosecutors say in an indictment that investigators found a video on Lookhart’s phone of him riding a hoverboard while extracting a sedated patient’s tooth. They say he texted the video to his office manager and joked that it was a “new standard of care.” Prosecutors say investigators contacted the patient and she told them she was unaware that Lookhart was riding the hoverboard while operating on her.
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This traced back to 2008, a failed run that the Clintons had concluded was due to the disloyalty and treachery of staff and other Democrats. After that race, Hillary had aides create "loyalty scores" (from one for most loyal, to seven for most treacherous) for members of Congress. Bill Clinton since 2008 had "campaigned against some of the sevens" to "help knock them out of office," apparently to purify the Dem ranks heading into 2016.
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Police in France have searched a property believed to be the home of a known revolutionary hero who shot dead one police officer and seriously wounded two more in an attack two days before voting begins in an already tense presidential election.
The gunman stepped from a car and opened fire on a police van with an automatic rifle outside a Marks & Spencer store on the Champs Élysées in central Paris at about 9pm on Thursday, killing 37-year-old police officer Xavier Jugelé.
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And on July 13, 1978, a Soviet scientist named Anatoli Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator. On that fateful day, Bugorski was checking malfunctioning equipment on the U-70 synchrotron—the largest particle accelerator in the Soviet Union—when a safety mechanism failed and a beam of protons traveling at nearly the speed of light passed straight through his head, Phineas Gage-style.
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Health & Beauty forum.
The iconic "Jaws" and "E.T." director, who moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school, fondly recounted his formative years in the industry as he launched a newly-refurbished multi-million dollar cinema at Universal Studios in southern California.
"This is an exciting place, just watching it develop into what it has become over these incredible years, this entire lot, this industry here at Universal, has made me very proud," said Spielberg, 70, at the opening of Universal Cinema, ...
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A few weeks ago I got a flier that said Fred Durst was hosting a live jazz night in Hollywood. "Was this a joke?" I first thought. Fred doing trad-jazz versions of nu-metal songs? I had to know.
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DaddyOFive, a family vlog channel featuring stunning scenes that many viewers considered child abuse, has privated all of the videos on its channel, which now counts roughly 800,000 subscribers. At the same time, creators and parents Mike and Heather Martin — who can be seen screaming at, pushing, and punching their children in several clips — are now alleging that all of the prank videos on their channel were faked.
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US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN.
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