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Australia is abolishing Solar Panel Rebates

Australian Federal government is moving towards abolishing the Renewable Energy Target. According to an article in the Australian Financial Review on 18th August 2014; “the federal government is moving towards abolishing the Renewable Energy Target (RET).” The RET is the government authority that funds the solar rebate for homes and businesses. Link to The Renewable …

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New technology helps Queensland Police target speeding drivers

New technology helps Queensland Police target speeding drivers   QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA New high-tech speed cameras with enhanced capabilities will be used to target speeding drivers across Queensland. Thirteen digital mobile speed cameras systems will replace some of the existing analogue (film based) cameras currently in use. The German-manufactured Vitronic Poliscan camera systems operate on scanning …

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UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the United Kingdom’s compensation fund of LAST RESORT for customers of AUTHORISED financial services firms. The FSCS may pay compensation if a listed company is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it. Normally because the company has stopped trading …

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Drink Driving in Queensland, Australia 2014

Drink Driving Statistics for Queensland, Australia in Mid 2014 Operation Cold Snap was conducted by the Queensland Police during June 27 and July 18 2014, with the focus on driver distraction and inattention as well as driving unlicensed. The operation also targeted the other Fatal Five: Speeding: Drink driving: Drug driving: Failure to wear seatbelts: …

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Ukraine Plane Crash – Flight MH17 shot down – 18th July 2014

Ukraine Plane Crash – Flight MH17 shot down – 18th July 2014 Flight MH17, a Boeing 777-200 with 298 people on board, was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur but was shot down in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, 40 kilometres from the Russian border, at about 12.15am 18th July 2014 Sydney time. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that …

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The meaning of “A La Mode”

The french phrase “A La Mode” simply means “in Fashion”  [1640s,  lit. "in the fashion".]   Origin of À LA MODE French word meaning: ‘according to the fashion’ First Known Use: 1641 http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alamode Synonyms stylish (also a la mode), au courant, chic, cool [slang],exclusive, fashionable, fresh [slang], happening, hip, in,modish, sharp, smart, snappy, supercool, swell, swish,trendy, voguish French to English Translation:   A la mode  =  fashionable, modish from http://translation.babylon.com/french/to-english/A_la_mode   Other strange translations and uses …

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Phone Scams Warning – Media Release

Phone Scams Warning The Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group (FCCG) is warning the public about phone scams as part of National Consumer Fraud Week. The group has been receiving regular complaints from members of the public after receiving phone calls by people attempting them to defraud them. One very common complaint is …

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ROMANCE FRAUD

ROMANCE FRAUD – MEDIA RELEASE How do they do it? By creating fake profiles on legitimate internet dating services. Approaching you after having developed a profile which will appeal to you (after you have indicated the type of person you’re looking for on your profile). They will interrogate you to establish your financial position and …

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Juke Box

Juke Box 1950 to 1999

1950 to 1999 Juke Box Music 1950 Juke Box 1951 Juke Box 1952 Juke Box 1953 Juke Box 1954 Juke Box 1955 Juke Box 1956 Juke Box 1957 Juke Box 1958 Juke Box 1959 Juke Box 1960 Juke Box 1961 Juke Box 1962 Juke Box 1963 Juke Box 1964 Juke Box 1965 Juke Box 1966 …

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Jobless have ‘no right’ to wait for dream job: Abbott

Unemployed have ‘no right to hold out for dream job’: Tony Abbott (Australian PM ) www.smh.com.au May 2014   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared that people on unemployment benefits have “no right” to hold out for their dream job and should take any position they are reasonably able to do. “If there is a job available …

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15th May 1957 – H Bomb Test on Christmas Island

On the 15th May 1957 Britain dropped its first H-bomb. From the BBC: Britain exploded its first hydrogen bomb test at high altitude over the largely uninhabited Malden Island to minimise nuclear fall-out. Malden Island, located about 365 miles southwest of Christmas Island [also called Kiritimati], was the site for the bomb dropping tests, with …

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How Much Spaghetti or Dry Pasta Per Person?

How Much Spaghetti or Dry Pasta is normal per Person? I work on about 75gm to 100 gm of spaghetti per person. The general rule of thumb is about 1/4 pound of pasta per person, including spaghetti A serving size of spaghetti is a 1/3 to a 1/2 cup. See larger image Judge Spaghetti Measure …

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English Love Songs and Love Quotes

English Love Songs and Love Quotes Number 1 SongList: May Be This Time, God Gave Me You, I’Ll Never Go, Destiny, The Gift, Perfect Two, If Your Not The One, Faithfully, Later, Amazed, Art Of Letting Go, My Valentine, 214, Your Love, Angels Brought Me Here. English Love Songs and Love Quotes Number 2 Song …

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Mother’s Day – Sunday 11th May 2014

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 11 May 2014 in Australia, Canada and the United States. It is however on 30th March, 2014 in United Kingdom, Ireland, Nigeria and Bangladesh 2015 in the UK etc is Sunday 15th March 2015 Other countries that are on 11th May 2014 are: Anguilla, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, …

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British State Pension Reform

British State Pension Reform The British State Pension began in 1968 when Barbara Castle launched the “State Earnings Related Pension Scheme” (SERPS). This pension scheme gave workers a pension of 25% of their pay on retirement, subject to full payment of National Insurance contributions. It was a user pays pension system. The scheme changed in …

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The One by Kiera Cass

The One By  Kiera Cass The time has come for one winner to be crowned.When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown–or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow …

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