Tuesday , November 12 2019
Home / 2019 / August / 01

Daily Archives: August 1, 2019

Why the real toy story is a pile of crap

I’m not a great planner, and so, inevitably, when my first child was born, I hadn’t set up a nursery, or put much thought into where all the baby stuff would go. Yet almost immediately, baby toys started accumulating, forming a pile in the corner of my living room. So …

Read More »

Trump on Twitter: playing three-dimensional chess, or just saying stuff?

“There’s no strategy. I have no strategy. There’s zero strategy,” Trump said. “All it is, is I’m pointing out facts.” He bashed Baltimore some more. “So, there’s no strategy. It’s very simple. And Elijah Cummings is in charge of it and he ought to take his Oversight Committee” – the …

Read More »

1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo’s Goma victim have Ebola

This outbreak has killed more than 1800 people, nearly a third of them children. It is now the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, and last month the World Health Organisation declared it a rare global emergency. People wash their hands at the Congo side of the Poids Lourd checkpoint at …

Read More »

Melbourne Express, Friday, August 2, 2019

A pharmacy, bottle shops and grocery stores were targeted during a spate of armed robberies across Melbourne’s western suburbs over the past week. A gang of youths – seven males and a girl all aged between 14 and 20 – were arrested overnight after a low-speed police pursuit involving a …

Read More »

Trump’s new China tariffs rattle markets: stocks tumble, oil tanks

The moves added to already heightened volatility in markets a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade, in what was dubbed a “hawkish rate cut.” After the Fed lowered its benchmark rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday, Chairman Jerome Powell …

Read More »

Family of NSW man shot and killed by police ‘absolutely devastated’

The family of a mentally ill, knife-wielding man shot dead by police in regional NSW say his tragic demise didn’t need to happen. Todd McKenzie was shot dead in Taree after 1pm on Wednesday after specialist officers tried to negotiate with the 40-year-old over nine hours, after being called to …

Read More »

New North Korea missile launch detected

Washington: North Korea appears to have carried out a new projectile launch, two US official say, adding that initial information indicated it was similar to previous tests carried out by Pyongyang. South Koreans watch a TV showing a report of a North Korea missile launch in an undated picture.Credit:AP One …

Read More »

Can you eat certain foods to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Oxidative stress Loading As we age, our metabolism becomes less efficient, and is less able to get rid of compounds generated from what’s called “oxidative stress”. The body’s normal chemical reactions can sometimes cause chemical damage, or generate side-products known as free radicals – which in turn cause damage to …

Read More »

On his return to Test cricket, Steve Smith produced a true captain’s knock

Usman Khawaja, the other experienced batsmen who might have provided leadership against England’s skilled seam and swing attack on a grippy, tricky pitch, flattered to deceive. Tim Paine, the captain, was out playing the worst shot of the day. Batsman after batsman became tangled in their footwork against some superbly …

Read More »

Steve Smith returns with emotional century in stunning Australia fightback

Australia had been in deep trouble, losing 5-23 after lunch as familiar foe Stuart Broad (5-86) and Chris Woakes (3-58) ran hot in the absence of an injured James Anderson and England reduced them to 8-122. Smith, however, was immovable amid the carnage and just as he seemed destined to …

Read More »