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Coalition visits fossil fuel company while attacking Labor Party’s climate policy | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Coalition visited a factory belonging to one of the biggest emitters of fossil fuels just as it tried to blast the Labor Party’s climate policy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a mining robotics site operated by Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday the same day he opposed Labour’s climate and energy policy, saying consumers would be […]

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A preview of the NRL round six action | Blue Mountains Gazette

MAN OF THE SLEEVE: There has been talk of Damien Cook’s Origin and Test riders being threatened by Api Koroisau and Harry Grant. But, against Canterbury, Cook showed why he is still regarded as one of the game’s elite hookers. He notched a first career hat-trick and was a constant threat in South Sydney’s big […]

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Judging the Judges at the Easter Show | Blue Mountains Gazette

Over the past week, thousands of competitors have lined up at Sydney’s Royal Easter show to showcase the best of Australian agriculture. But the competition can’t happen without the judges, and a dwindling number of them from local shows is proving a challenge. “It’s something we’re obviously aware of,” says Rob Wilson, chairman of Agricultural […]

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A taste of the mountains at Mountain Winery

April 15, 2022 – Next Sunday, April 24, marks the first time since 2014 that a major Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting event has taken place at Mountain Winery, the iconic and historic property built and made famous by Paul Masson. Located on the heights of Saratoga, it enjoys a splendid view of the entire […]

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3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga is slowly rebuilding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Samantha Moala recalls taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so loud it hurt her ears. As she and her family rushed to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world’s largest volcanic eruption in 30 years sent a […]

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Climate protest blocks Sydney Harbor Bridge | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change activists, including a rural firefighter, disrupted rush hour traffic on the Sydney Harbor Bridge by parking a truck on the Cahill Freeway. It comes as activist group Fireproof Australia follows through on their vow to keep protesting, despite increased police powers. NSW Police confirmed on Wednesday that a police operation was underway on […]

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Why are some mountain ranges volcanic and others not?

I was looking at the geology subreddit the other day and someone asked an intriguing question: Why aren’t the Himalayas volcanic? They are the the biggest mountains on the planet and stretch for thousands of kilometers, but no volcanoes can be found. This may seem strange to many people because there are mountain ranges that […]

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Macron heads for Le Pen’s stronghold | Blue Mountains Gazette

President Emmanuel Macron sets out to seek greater re-election support from France’s former industrial heartland in the north, a labor stronghold of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, whom he will face in a second round on April 24. Macron, 44, is in the running to become the first president in two decades to win a […]

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Inca children were drugged then sacrificed on volcanic peaks and mountains – HeritageDaily

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Sharif favorite as Pakistan’s next prime minister | Blue Mountains Gazette

Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely to be Pakistan’s next prime minister, is little known outside his home country but has a domestic reputation more as an effective administrator than a politician. The younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz, 70, led a successful opposition bid in parliament to oust leader Imran Khan […]

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Development built out of passion for the mountains

As more land comes on the market this week for the Mt Cardrona Station Alpine Village development, Editor Sally Rae talks to co-owner Chris Morton about making a longtime dream come true. Good things take time. Mt Cardrona Station co-owner Chris Morton quips that the slogan – made popular by TV commercials for Mainland Cheese […]

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The Ray family sell their Blackheath hotel | Blue Mountains Gazette

It has been in the Ray family for 45 years, but that tradition is about to end with the arrival on the market of the New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath. The family patriarch Vic Ray had been a coal miner on the south coast but, forced to retire at 58, he leased the Gardners Inn, […]

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Disappearance of man takes searchers to the San Bernardino Mountains – Redlands Daily Facts

Benny Kwan returned to the San Bernardino Mountains on Thursday, April 7, hoping his 27-year-old son, Derrick, would reappear as suddenly as he disappeared nearly two weeks ago. “If so, I will be so happy,” Kwan said as family and friends gathered at Goodwin’s Market in Crestline to resume their search. “I pray to God […]

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Health chief spared grills in SA court | Blue Mountains Gazette

South Australia’s chief health officer has avoided being forced to give evidence in AFLW player Deni Varnhagen’s legal challenge to South Australia’s vaccine requirements. Ms Varnhagen’s legal team has asked the Supreme Court to require Professor Nicola Spurrier to testify about the information she relied on in her role as adviser to the State Emergency […]

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Who brews Brew Mountains beers?

For too long, people wanting lunch in Valley Heights have had to choose between a Bunnings sausage sizzle or a cafe that also operates a real estate agency. Tragically, both options were also naturally beer-free. So naturally it was a boon for locals when garage brewer Craig Talbot expanded his operation and opened the Brew […]

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Prime Minister and Labor hit the road in marginal seats | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition hit hustings in the fringe seats of Queensland and Victoria to bolster their economic credentials after the coalition’s cost of living budget. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also on the road, in Perth with Resources Minister Keith Pitt to announce a $1.25 billion loan to ASX-listed Iluka Resources […]

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Davila plays, Macarthur beats Perth in ALM | Blue Mountains Gazette

Macarthur captain Ulises Davila led the Bulls to a sensational 4-2 victory over Perth Glory in the men’s A-League clash at Campbelltown Stadium. The Mexican scored a penalty, won another kick for Craig Noone to convert, then set up Al Hassan Toure as the Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit and were a man down to […]

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NSW coal mine extension amid climate fears | Blue Mountains Gazette

The New South Wales government has conditionally approved the expansion of a coal mine in the north of the state, with critics calling the move “reckless” and “catastrophic”. The Narrabri underground mine, operated by Whitehaven for the past decade, produces 11 million tonnes of coal per year. Initially scheduled to mine coal until 2031, the […]

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Kuwaiti Man Sets Guinness World Record As Youngest To Climb Seven Volcanic Peaks

A Kuwaiti mountaineer has become the youngest person to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks. Yousef Al Refaie set a Guinness World Record for reaching the top of the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents at 24 years and 119 days. “[If] you come from the desert, I wouldn’t believe you [would] to […]

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Pluto has giant ice volcanoes that could hint at the possibility of life, NASA photos show

Images of Pluto captured by NASA’s New Horizons mission have revealed a new surprise: ice volcanoes. The spacecraft conducted a flyby of the dwarf planet and its moons in July 2015, and the information gathered then still rewrites almost everything scientists understand about Pluto. Pluto was relegated to dwarf planet status in 2006 when the […]

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At 24, the Kuwaiti mountaineer becomes the youngest to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks

Yousef Al Refaie shows courage and patriotic pride. Gulf today, Staff reporter He’s taken exercise seriously most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level, setting a Guinness World Records title for being the youngest person to climb all seven volcanic peaks at 24 years and 119 days. […]

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Pluto: how can such a cold body fuel volcanic eruptions?

Pluto, the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, has become even more interesting with a report that icy lava flows have recently covered much of its surface. In this context, “recently” probably means no more than a billion years ago. It’s old, of course – and there’s no indication that volcanoes are still active […]

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NASA: Giant ice volcanoes identified on Pluto by New Horizons spacecraft

The observation was made by analyzing images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. A study suggests Pluto’s interior was warmer much later than previously thought. Strange lumpy terrain on Pluto, unlike anything seen before in the solar system, indicates that giant ice volcanoes were relatively recently active on the dwarf planet, scientists said Tuesday. The […]

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Enjoy bush views from the deck of your Leura home | Blue Mountains Gazette

news, property, property, real estate, for sale, blue mountains, theo poulos real estate, leura 3 BEDs | 1 BATH | 0 CAR This well maintained three bedroom weatherboard cottage ticks all the boxes for a family home in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The lounge, kitchen and dining areas all have elevated views of the private […]

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Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

welcome to National parks discovered, where we’ll help you discover the beauty of America’s most underrated (and least visited) national parks, from awe-inspiring landscapes where you can get up close to mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, to sunny paradises hidden near big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. To discover the natural wonders you missed, check […]

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Full text of Cardinal Pell’s homily at Mass in honor of EWTN founder – Catholic World Report

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass in memory of Mother Angelica at the Roman Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, March 27, 2022. / AG/ACI Group. Rome, Italy, March 29, 2022 / 07:00 (CNA). Cardinal George Pell celebrated a mass in memory of Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), in Rome on […]

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Pluto has ICE VOLCANOES that were “recently” active – including one the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

Pluto has ice volcanoes, including one the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, new images taken by NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft have revealed. The images show an area of ​​the dwarf planet that contains volcanoes up to 4.3 miles (7 km) high that were “relatively recently” active. Ice volcanoes have already been discovered in several other […]

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Bathurst’s Kellie Gibson first woman home in 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, KELLIE Gibson surprised herself by claiming overall women’s honors at the weekend’s Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge in Orange. The Bathurst racer said it was exciting to watch things unfold on the tough course after she was forced to step away from her usual racing tactics. “It was a nice surprise to take […]

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Gallery | All the action from the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge 2022 | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, Leo Peterson and Kellie Gibson stormed the summit of Mount Canobolas to record victories in both the men’s and women’s sections of the 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge. year, Peterson was the first person to cross the line at the Federal Falls picnic area on Sunday morning. Peterson dominated the 11 kilometer […]

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Future Australian barons plug into nickel | Blue Mountains Gazette

With demand at an all-time high as economies seek to decarbonise, now is the time for nickel, insists Andrew Penkethman. The boss of Ardea Resources is sitting on a top-tier resource in what he says is the best mining jurisdiction in the world. And he is not alone. The federal government is focusing on future […]

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Diplomacy with China shows weaknesses (PM) | Blue Mountains Gazette

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said there will be no diplomatic thaw in relations with China until it lifts the deadlock on ministerial meetings. “As long as China continues to refuse to engage with Australian ministers and the prime minister, I think that’s a very proportional response,” Mr Morrison told reporters on Saturday regarding his […]

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Rare condition presents major challenges for pets and owners | Blue Mountains Gazette

You may have heard of a condition called megaesophagus, which is rarely seen in dogs let alone cats. The megaesophagus refers to the widening (mega) of the muscular tube that carries solid food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach (the esophagus). Normally, the esophagus pushes swallowed food and liquids from the mouth to […]

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Peters Ice Cream fined $12 million | Blue Mountains Gazette

An ice cream brand has been fined $12 million after the Federal Court found it used a dispenser to prevent competitors from selling at convenience stores and gas stations. In filings with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Peters Ice Cream admitted that for five years after taking over PFD Food Services as a distributor, […]

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Vaccine-induced cells boost immunity to COVID | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian researchers have found that vaccine-induced T cells can provide more than a year of immunity to COVID-19. A study from the Doherty Institute, published Wednesday in the journal Nature Immunology, showed that the body’s T cells provide long-lasting memory against the virus after vaccination or infection with COVID-19. T cells play a crucial role […]

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‘Don’t worry’ about Mount Ruapehu’s volcanic activity, mayor says

Locals living near Mt Ruapehu seem oblivious to signs of high volcanic unrest, despite recent strong tremors and warming of the lake. The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two. Photo: Unsplash / David Calderwood The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two since yesterday. […]

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Langford bomber faces lengthy injury layoff | Blue Mountains Gazette

Essendon’s first-round punch was made worse by confirmation that utility Kyle Langford will miss between eight and 10 weeks with a hamstring injury. Langford suffered the injury as he led by a mark in the first quarter of Saturday’s 66-point loss to Geelong. The versatile striker/midfielder has developed into a key player in 99 games […]

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Call to beware of the “hype” on crypto reform | Blue Mountains Gazette

Fintech start-ups have been warned against complacency amid the “buzz and hype” of reform promised by a federal government facing a tough election. Regulatory uncertainty remains one of the biggest challenges for crypto, according to the former federal official behind the National Blockchain Roadmap. Keynote speaker Chloe White, now chief executive of Genesis Block, warned […]

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A swarm of earthquakes hits the volcanic island of Portugal | Blue Mountains Gazette

About 1,100 small earthquakes have rocked one of Portugal’s central Atlantic volcanic islands in less than 48 hours, putting authorities in the Azores archipelago on alert as experts assess what they have described as an “earthquake crisis”. Rui Marques, head of the seismo-volcanic monitoring center of the CIVISA region, told Reuters on Monday that earthquakes, […]

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The Grammar Guy: volcanic vocalic verbiage | Community News

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Rising temperatures at Mount Ruapehu crater lake raise volcanic alert level

The rise in temperature is accompanied by high levels of volcanic tremors. Photo / Geonet Mount Ruapehu has been moved to Volcanic Alert Level 2 following rising temperatures in its crater lake. The lake undergoes cycles of heating and cooling over a period of several months. A new heating cycle has begun with temperatures reaching […]

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LA County Sheriff’s helicopter crashes near road in San Gabriel Mountains; 6 hospitalized

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rescue helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon in the San Gabriel Mountains while on its way to the scene of a vehicle collision, leaving five deputies and a civilian with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains above […]

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Curtis Honeycutt: Volcanic vocalic verbiage | Columnists

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Farmers brace for higher fertilizer prices | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing a stir in Australia’s agricultural sector, with fertilizer prices set to rise by a third in the coming months. Fertilizer is one of the biggest input costs for Australian farms. Its price is already high due to the impact of the conflict on global supply chains. James Maxwell, […]

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ADF suicide survey to examine ‘postvention’ | Blue Mountains Gazette

A Royal Commission into Defense and Veteran Suicide will continue in Sydney, with the inquiry expected to hear evidence of the importance of supporting families affected by the suicides of serving and former soldiers. the ADF The so-called ‘postvention’ will be under the spotlight Thursday at public hearings in Sydney to get answers from bureaucrats […]

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Huge mysterious drops in Earth’s mantle are ‘like a map’ for volcanic eruptions

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of two huge teardrop-shaped structures in the Earth coat. Located low in the mantle layer, blobs influence mantle and crustal movements, and also fuel the formation of mountains and volcanoes. One of the drops drifts towards the crust. Researchers study the blobs’ physical characteristics. They don’t yet know why […]

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Canary Islands cruise – from volcanoes and fiery drinks to a life-size chocolate statue of Cristiano Ronaldo and fried cheesecake

I am amazed to watch an erupting volcano with pungent gases and echoing, unearthly sounds filling the air. But enough of those onion bhajis I had eaten the night before… I am less than two miles from the main vent of Cumbre Vieja, La Palma in the Canary Islands, enjoying the mesmerizing fury of nature. […]

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The plane crashed after air traffic control directed the plane towards the mountains

A 2019 plane crash that killed three people on Gass Peak north of Las Vegas was caused by a pilot’s failure to keep clear of terrain, with federal investigators noting the pilot was following a route to the mountains given to him by air traffic controllers at Nellis Air Force Base. Pilot Gregory Akers, 60, […]

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Court overturns decision on climate due diligence | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Australian government does not owe the nation’s children protection from harm from climate change, a court has heard. The Federal Court’s full bench on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of an appeal by Environment Minister Sussan Ley, reversing a decision by a previous judge who had legally recognized a duty of care. Eight high […]

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Jasmine Straga pledges to support Ukraine’s once-thriving circus industry | Blue Mountains Gazette

Jasmine Straga may be halfway around the world from the war in Ukraine, but she’s helping members of her industry escape the conflict. Ms Straga has been a circus performer since she was 16 and said many in her industry come from Eastern Europe. “The circus is like a family, wherever you are in the […]

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Seats to Watch in SA Elections | Blue Mountains Gazette

KEY SEATS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA ELECTION: The most marginal government and the one he needs to stay in power. But incumbent MP Richard Harvey faces a tough challenge from Labor and Independent Frances Bedford, who decided not to contest her current Florey seat and moved on to the neighboring electorate after a border change moved […]

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Monsters, time travel and super-volcanoes make John Elizabeth Stintzi’s ‘My Volcano’ a captivating read

A fever dream that mixes 2016 homicide statistics with an array of outlandish sci-fi tropes. An allegory on the mutability of all things. A disturbing meditation on the strange reality of the 21st century. An apocalyptic or bizarre phantasmagoria Kaiju roam the lands and wreak havoc. A lyrical treatise on volcanoes as metaphors. A wild […]

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O’Sullivan kept his life’s dream a secret | Blue Mountains Gazette

Sean O’Sullivan spent more than two weeks cheating on Manly and his own parents before fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing No.7 for Penrith. O’Sullivan featured in the NRL opener on Thursday night, replacing Nathan Cleary with aplomb in the 28-6 win over Manly. The reigning premiers only confirmed on Tuesday that Cleary would miss […]

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Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds

Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds A possible key to better eruption predictions overturns conventional theory Water content controls how deep magma is stored beneath active volcanoes, a new study finds. Here, lead author Daniel Rasmussen of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory collects volcanic ash from the Fisher Caldera […]

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Are Volcanica coffee beans from volcanic regions really good?

A recent study concluded that drinking coffee actually alters brain connectivity. It potentially offers benefits such as “improved motor control”, “higher levels of alertness” and an “increased ability to concentrate, learn and remember”. But beyond that, coffee makes us feel like we can take on anything the world has to offer – something almost all […]

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Russia ‘won’t guarantee’ aid access | Blue Mountains Gazette

Russia has refused to guarantee humanitarian access to rescue hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians trapped under shelling, according to Ukraine. Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered a third week without achieving any of its stated goals, despite thousands dead, more than two million refugees and thousands cowering in besieged cities under incessant bombings. Ukrainian […]

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The intriguing design of the Leura house is sure to inspire | Blue Mountains Gazette

new, property, house of the week, leura, liberty property, real estate, for sale 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATH | 2 CAR This completely renovated brick house is full of architectural intrigue, says the agent. The 529 square meter flat block is low maintenance and has plenty of space to spread out and entertain. In addition […]

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Fatal collapse of a crane on a pie crust floor | Blue Mountains Gazette

A professional photographer who died taking sunset photos while hoisted 50 meters above the ground was an industry leader in using drones for aerial photography. Christopher Powell and his teenage son were in a crew basket lifted from a crane truck taking pictures of the sun setting over Brisbane’s Story Bridge when the platform collapsed […]

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COVID booster push for older Australians | Blue Mountains Gazette

A leading infectious disease expert has urged the federal government to focus efforts on getting more older Australians their COVID-19 booster. Professor Peter Collignon of the Australian National University said the effectiveness of boosters in protecting people from serious illness or death from COVID-19 was much greater for people aged over 50. “We need to […]

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Great Smokey Mountains National Park, mayoral candidates, Cawthorn

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains have been urged to save plants and animals for science Associated press, 03/03/2022 Help find new creatures! GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its nonprofit science research partner, Discover Life in America, need the public’s help with their Smokies Most Wanted program. The initiative […]

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Ukraine and Russia blame the ceasefire | Blue Mountains Gazette

Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for failing to provide safe passage for civilians fleeing two towns besieged and shelled by Russian forces, on the 10th day of a war that has fueled Europe’s biggest humanitarian disaster in decades . The war, which began with the invasion of Russia on February 24, sent nearly […]

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Ukrainian NFTs to support the army: official | Blue Mountains Gazette

Ukraine will unveil plans for NFTs to support its armed forces, its deputy prime minister says, the latest step in Kiev’s efforts to raise money in crypto assets after Russia invaded the country last week . Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a kind of cryptographic asset that represents a digital file such as an image, video, […]

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Kokkinakis earns Davis Cup singles recall | Blue Mountains Gazette

Thanasi Kokkinakis’ revival continues with the born-again baseliner earning the green light as Lleyton Hewitt’s No. 2 singles choice for the Davis Cup qualifier between Australia and Hungary at Sidney. Back in the Cup fold for the first time in almost seven years, Kokkinakis will face Hungarian spearhead Marton Fucsovics in Friday night’s second singles […]

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Hewitt wants Kyrgios for Davis Cup return | Blue Mountains Gazette

Lleyton Hewitt wants Nick Kyrgios to end his three-year absence from the Davis Cup in 2022, adamant one of tennis’ aficionados is part of Australia’s top team. Kyrgios will sit out this weekend’s qualifier against Hungary, with the 26-year-old fending off an approach by team captain Hewitt to play in Sydney due to fixtures in […]

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Doubts over the financing of the Treeline Lurline project in Katoomba | Blue Mountains Gazette

A war of words has erupted over a grand plan to plant a tree alley in Lurline Street from the Katoomba CBD to the Three Sisters, with council concerns over funding dismissed by the Treeline Lurline Group. The federal government announced last month that it would provide a $4 million grant to the project. Supporters […]

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Not too late to reduce the cost of climate change | Blue Mountains Gazette

The economic toll of climate change is set to worsen in cities and regions across Australia, but experts say there is still time for stronger action. Increasingly frequent and severe events will hit crucial supply chains, markets, finance and trade, reducing the availability of goods in Australia and raising their price, an international report has […]

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Dozens of riots and fires in a large prison in WA | Blue Mountains Gazette

A riot involving around 100 inmates at Western Australia’s largest prison is being investigated after some inmates climbed a roof and set fire to their cells. The riot at Acacia Prison in Wooroloo, on the outskirts of Perth, was brought under control on Sunday evening after nearly six hours of unrest. Two officers were treated […]

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Focus on Ukraine as host of published data | Blue Mountains Gazette

A host of business figures and a Reserve Bank of Australia board meeting are expected to be overshadowed by events in Ukraine this week. Australian stocks are set to gain a head start in the week after Wall Street saw something of a relief rally on Friday to wrap up a volatile week of trading […]

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Ski Santa Fe, NM, Feature: Real Mountains, Fresh Powder, and Unlimited Glades

Stunning backdrop. Credit: Resort Report from Thursday, February 24, 2022 New Mexico has mountains. Big mountains. Ski Sante Fe’s base area is at 10,350 feet, the highest in New Mexico and the ten highest in North America. The peak is at 12,075 feet, in the top ten in North America. And the view from up […]

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Companies face mountains of debt, staffing problems and soaring inflation

Planning ahead and following a conservative budget is key to the survival of many businesses, attendees at a session of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce heard Thursday. “We’ve just gone through two years of some of the toughest days in many generations,” chamber president Loren Remillard said in a pre-meeting interview. The province’s public health […]

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Global protests against the invasion of Ukraine | Blue Mountains Gazette

Protesters took to public squares and outside Russian embassies in cities from Tokyo to Tel Aviv and New York to denounce the invasion of Ukraine, while more than a thousand who tried to do the same in Russia were arrested. The first known protest took place outside the Russian embassy in Washington around 1 a.m. […]

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Stricter rules for digital giants: ACCC | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian consumers need more protection from powerful digital giants and unfair trade, the head of the consumer watchdog has said. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims – in his final address to the National Press Club before stepping down from office – outlined key issues and challenges in sectors such as energy, aviation, digital services and financial. […]

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Tonga’s Internet Restored 5 Weeks After Massive Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

Satellite images show volcano erupting near Tonga An undersea volcano has erupted near the peaceful nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing onto the shore and people rushing for higher ground. (Credit: RAMMB/ACEI via Storyful) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Tonga’s main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored […]

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Etna roars again, sending towering volcanic ash cloud – CBS17.com

ROME (AP) — Mount Etna has returned to spectacular action after a few months of relative calm, sending a cloud of volcanic ash 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) high over eastern Sicily. The lava flow from Mount Etna, one of Europe’s most active volcanoes, was centered around the crater on the mountain’s southeastern slope, Italy’s National […]

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Tech mogul ‘remains optimistic’ on AGL offer | Blue Mountains Gazette

AGL Energy has rejected the first salvo of a multi-billion dollar takeover by a consortium led by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes to accelerate Australia’s exit from coal power. AGL’s energy assets are vital to the functioning of the national electricity market, as well as being the dirtiest power stations in Australia. The consortium said on […]

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Stopping of NSW rail “concerted attack”: government | Blue Mountains Gazette

New South Wales premier accuses union and Labor of causing ‘massive disruption’ to state rail network after all services were canceled leaving thousands of commuters stranded morning rush hour. The closure of Sydney’s rail network on Monday, ordered by state government transport authorities just after midnight, has left rail commuters blind who have been left […]

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Rainbows over computer generated mountains

The iconic album cover of “Kid A”, designed by the mercurial Stanley Donwood Credits: Radiohead Public Library In true Radiohead fashion, this album offered a soundscape that was as inhospitable as it was unexpected. The recording process, led by Jonny Greenwood, used synthesizers, keyboards, drum machines and stompboxes to produce unconventional sounds in […]

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NSW reports 9,243 cases as restrictions ease | Blue Mountains Gazette

NSW has reported 9,243 new cases and 15 deaths as a number of restrictions are eased. Hospitalizations fell again to 1,381 and while ICU admissions remained stable, with 92 people in intensive care. Some 46.1% of children of primary school age received their first dose of vaccine, while 78.9% of children aged 12-15 received two […]

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Navy vessel hit by volcanic ash from Tonga | Blue Mountains Gazette

The problems that caused an Australian navy vessel to lose power twice while delivering aid to Tonga may have been caused by volcanic ash, defense officials have revealed. HMAS Adelaide suffered a total blackout on January 29 while anchored in Tonga after delivering 88 tonnes of aid. Back-up power was restored within hours, but a […]

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Climate change drives up temperatures NSW | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change has pushed temperatures in New South Wales 1.1C above the last century, but greenhouse gas emissions are falling. The latest State of the Environment report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority on Thursday found that greenhouse gas emissions had fallen by 17% from 2005. The report also revealed that the share of […]

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Tonga’s underwater volcanic eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes

The massive underwater volcano off Tonga last month not only sent record-breaking ash plumes into the air, but also led to one of the largest volcanic flashes ever seen. According to GLD360, the global ground-based lightning detection network owned and operated by Vaisala, the eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes which were “unprecedented”. The lightning […]