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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt spent $45,000 to send a five-member advance team to Australia last year to prepare for a meeting that was later scrapped.

“Reuters obtained documents on Thursday detailing the Australia team’s mission, which included three members of Pruitt’s security detail and two aides” writes Ap Photo Susan for washingtonexaminer.com. The purpose of the mission was to set up meetings between Pruitt and Australian officials on environmental policy.He said the team adhered to federal travel policy in making the trip, although the EPA has “been unable to find a time to reschedule this meeting.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Exclusive: EPA chief’s aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia

“The Republican-led House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is looking into Pruitt’s travel and security arrangements” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Two of his aides and three security agents flew to Australia last August on business-class tickets costing roughly $9,000 each to set up meetings for the EPA administrator.In addition to the three security agents, the team that went to Australia to prepare for Pruitt’s trip included his advance director, Millan Hupp, and Kevin Chmielewski, his deputy chief of staff at the time. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Surrey linked with Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner – but Virat Kohli is main target

“Surrey have been linked with moves for disgraced Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warnerbut their main target remains tying up a deal with India captain Virat Kohli” writes Cricket News Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. Surrey remain hopeful that Australian Marsh may appear for the latter stage of the season but if that does not happen, they have already signed Aaron Finch for the T20 Blast and will extend his deal to cover four-day cricket. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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UPDATE: ‘Super gonorrhoea’ spreading fast…

“And Australia is packed with both British tourists on their holidays along with more than 1.2 million expats from the UK. One case was uncovered in Queensland, while the second was found in Western Australia” writes Henry Holloway for dailystar.co.uk. Gonorrhoea is spread through all forms of sex and can leave women infertile if untreated. Source: dailystar.co.uk Share This:

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Risk of shark attacks led to an unprecedented decision to call off an elite surfing competition in Australia

“The competition forms part of the WSL World Championship Tour, where the top ranked surfers compete over a 12-day period” writes Sarah Kimmorley for businessinsider.com. Surfing is a sport that carries various forms of risk, and is unique in that wild animals inhabit our performance environment.Sharks are an occasional reality of WSL competitions, and of surfing in general. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Australia government says banking executives responsible for misconduct could face jail

“SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison warned that financial sector executives responsible for widespread breaches of corporate law could face jail, as a powerful judicial inquiry heard more evidence of misconduct by the country’s top financial institutions” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The government-backed Royal Commission into Australia’s banking sector is just a couple of months into what is expected to be a year-long investigation and public grilling of senior executives in the country’s financial sector.In further testimony to the so-called Royal Commission on Wednesday, AMP executives admitted…

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Is Australia Ready to Legalize Marijuana? Not Yet, It Seems

“Jamaica, a country long associated with marijuana and Rastafarianism, also recently relaxed its laws around marijuana possession in 2015” writes Isabella Kwai for nytimes.com. In Uruguay, which became the first country to legalize marijuana in 2013, it’s even sold in pharmacies.But dozens of other countries have relaxed their marijuana laws over the years, legalizing medical marijuana, decriminalizing recreational use or easing the enforcement of possession laws.Currently, marijuana is only fully legal in a few places: Uruguay and parts of the United States.Argentina, Cambodia, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Colombia, Peru and…

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Hosking hangs on for gold in Commonwealth Games road race

“Australia had won gold at four of the last five Commonwealth Games since Kuala Lumpur in 1998” reports foxsports.com. She beat Kristina O’Hara of Northern Ireland in a 5-0 unanimous decision in the gold medal match in the 45-48 kilogram division at the Commonwealth Games.On Saturday morning, Australian cyclist Chloe Hosking hung on during a wild sprint finish with four other competitors to win the gold medal in the women’s road race.Australia, led by Dallas WNBA center Liz Cambage, plays England in the women’s gold medal basketball final on Saturday…

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England’s effort against gold-medal favourites Australia showcases best of women’s sevens

“Despite suffering a 29-12 defeat to Australia next, England would have been far happier with their performance against the hosts and red-hot favourites” writes Charlie Morgan for telegraph.co.uk. England began their Commonwealth Games campaign with a disjointed performance in their 17-5 win over Fiji. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Manipulation of the CFD market in Australia? Eat porridge for two years

“ASIC has made its perspective clear with regard to CFD trading conditions several times, this being important due to the prevalence of CFD providers in Australia, however today another action against a trader has taken place” reports financefeeds.com. Stefan Mark Boitcheff of South Australia, has been convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to two market manipulation-related charges in the District Court of South Australia.In other words, they are not risk-takers but instead look to hedge their CFD transactions in the underlying cash market.Last year, FlexTrade opened an office in Sydney Australia,…

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