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missing boy, 12, was last seen running from car at logan

police are searching for a boy who went missing in logan on wednesday afternoon.police are seeking public assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy.photo: queensland police mediathe 12-year-old was last seen jumping out of a car and running away at the intersection of browns plains road and mount lindesay highway a...




'truly shocking': 450 patient lives shortened by drugs at uk hospital

he said any further investigations should be carried out by organisations not involved in previous probes, suggesting that hampshire police should bring in another force.the panel found that, over a 12-year period as clinical assistant, dr jane barton was "responsible for the practice of prescribing which prevailed on the wards".family members of people who died at gosport war memorial hospital stand outside portsmouth cathedral, south england, after the disclosure of the gosport independent panel's report. photo: pabut hunt questioned whether there had been an "institutional desire" to blame the events on a "rogue doctor" to protect reputations rather than address systemic failings.the panel said the case of gp harold shipman, who...




jcdecaux makes $1.1b play for apn outdoor

apn outdoor shares will be under scrutiny on thursday morning after france-based outdoor advertising giant jcdecaux made a $1.1 billion offer for the local company after the close of trading on wednesday.jcdecaux chairman and co-chief executive jean-francois decaux.photo: jessica hormasthe indicative offer from jcdecaux, the world's largest outdoor advertising company is for $6.52 for each apn outdoor share, represents an 11 per cent premium to the australian billboard gro...




janet jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

janet jackson performing at the 2018 billboard music awards. photo: apthe following decade was also challenging for her."in my forties: like millions of women in the world, i still heard voices inside my head berating me, voices questioning my value," she wrote."happiness was elusive... a reunion with old friends might make me happy. a call from a colleague might make me happy. but because sometimes i saw my failed relationships as my fault, i easily fell into despair."in her fifties, however, jackson has found a source of joy, her baby boy - even amid a contentious split from eissa's father, wissam al mana.early t...




australian woman and daughter killed in sri lanka

canberra: an australian woman and her young daughter have been killed and another two injured in a car crash in sri lanka.local media reported a 37-year-old australian woman and her four-year-old daughter died when their van crashed into a truck parked on the side of the road near nagoda, about two hours south of the capital, colombo.a department of foreign affairs and trade spokesperson confirmed two australians had died whi...




james bond origin comic series coming in september

3/7the story will begin during one of germany's deadliest bo...




[email protected]: asx set to open higher

the s&p/asx 200 index closed at 6172, up 70 points. or 1.2 per cent, topping the previous 10-year high set in january of 6135 points.3. aussie dollar find the loosest technical relief: on an equally-weighted basis, the australian dollar managed to post its first bullish close in 7 trading days through wednesday. the progress measured in this speculative check barely registered and it comes after the longest slide since december 2015, so the confidence that springs from this hold is understandably tepid. we get the same technical interpretation whether we are looking at aud/usd, eur/aud, aud/jpy or most other crosses. equipped with lackluster data like the may leading index this past session and little of merit ahead. fx traders have to rely ...




riding at 211km/h: serial wa hoon clocked 11 times in three weeks

a police prosecutor told the court on june 5 how patton was clocked speeding 11 times between february 6-27.the speeds the bike travelled at, all of which were captured on fixed and mobile speed cameras, ranged from 128km/h to 211km/h.the prosecutor said patton had shown a "callous disregard for the law"."the risk to the accused is absolutely out of this world but also to other road users," they said.the court was told how the 211km/h speeding offence was committed on february 22 in clackline, north-east of perth.then on february 23 patton was caught speeding at three separate locations.police finally caught up with patton after an operation was launched to apprehend him and his 1000cc motorbike.in the weeks before his arrest, officers ...




australian up and comer alex de minaur awarded wimbledon wildcard

he may have fallen just shy of direct entry but rapidly improving australian alex de minaur has still made the wimbledon main draw courtesy of a wildcard.the all england club confirmed de minaur would be one of eight men's singles wildcards for the july 2 to 15 grand slam.young gun: alex de minaur during the nottingham challenger final against dan evans.photo: apde minaur is c...




first perth council to trial food compost system claims big success

this is just above the state target of 65 per cent of all household waste being diverted from landfill by 2020.the waste diverted in melville has gone through a facility in canning vale and produced more than 1200 tonnes of high quality compost, equivalent to 120 full waste trucks of material that would otherwise be rotting in landfill, producing harmful methane gas.residents got a new kitchen caddy to empty into a new big lime green-topped bin, the same size as the standard kerbside recycling bin.the caddy contained educational materials and a year’s supply of compostable liners.landfill bins were replaced with small red-topped bins, only collected fortnightly.enthusiastic recyclers were offered an even bigger, 360-litre recycling bin and...




may faces down pro-eu rebel legislators to win brexit vote

six conservatives still voted against the government. but for now, may will be relieved to have overcome another potential crisis over her proposal for the role of parliament, should she fail to negotiate an exit agreement with the eu or if legislators reject any deal she returns with from brussels.pro and anti-brexit demonstrators stand outside london parliament on wednesday as prime minister theresa may faces a revolt from legislators.photo: bloomberg"there was a great point of principle here, which was that the government has to be able to be free to negotiate and we have to be able to hold out in our negotiations the prospect of no deal, otherwise all the advantage would have been with the eu side," trade minister liam fox told the bbc...




best of fairfax cartoons june 20, 2018

best of fairfax cartoons june 20, 2018openmenuwatodayadvertisement12 imagesfairfax media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. 20 june 2018 — 10:17pm1/12illustration: michael leunig2/12illustration: matt golding3/12illustration: andrew dy...




best of fairfax cartoons june 21, 2018

best of fairfax cartoons june 21, 2018openmenuwatodayadvertisement12 imagesfairfax media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. 20 june 2018 — 10:23pm1/12illustration: cathy wilcoxphoto: 2/12illustration: matt goldingphoto: golding3/12illustration...




as a veteran strategist dumps the republican party, what now for the never trumpers?

schmidt, an msnbc political analyst, is hardly the first prominent republican to bolt, citing trump. but gop expats, united in opposition to the direction of their former party, are divided over what to do next.schmidt said he is throwing his support behind democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections."the first step to a season of renewal in our land is the absolute and utter repudiation of trump and his vile enablers in the 2018 election by electing democratic majorities," schmidt tweeted. "i do not say this as an advocate of a progressive agenda. i say it as someone who retains belief in democracy and decency."msnbc host joe scarborough, pictured with co-host mika brzezinski, left the republican party and now labels him...




fifa world cup: day seven, live scores, results, highlights

ronaldo will have his eyes on a couple more in this game - and if he were to score two more times he would become just the fifth man to score two world cup hat tricks, an...




the balance between post-political careers and public responsibility

senator lucy gichuhi’s comment that “it’s not that much money” referring to her senatorial salary neatly sums up a growing malaise within the political class in australia, where outcomes are fast becoming skewed by the lure of a profitable post-political career.public service, either through politics or the bureaucracy, is still an honourable profession, and we should not let it fall into disrepute in the public eye. the revolving door of public servants, politicians and lobbyists moving in and out of influential roles between the public and the private sectors goes a long way to undermining faith in our public institutions.senator lucy gichuhi.photo: alex ellinghausen...




fifita devoted to tonga but still ready to answer blues sos, if needed

"my hand will be up, no matter what,'' fifita said. "i always said game two was off because of where i am now with tonga. i have every faith nsw will get the job done. i have a job to do here [with tonga]. if i [go back] and do my job at club level, anything is possible. it's up them in the long run."loadingreagan campbell-gillard is already ruled out of the remainder of the series for nsw with a broken jaw, and ryan james would be the next front-rower to be called up if there was an injury.trent merrin and aaron woods are also options to fittler in the event of further front-row injuries.fifita, however, is in a class of his own when he gets in a mood, which he will be in when he teams up with jason taumalolo, will hopoate and t...




darrell lea store sale, of about $30m, could set new city records

telstra, as a tenant, provides rent of about $1.21 million per annum until february 2020, with a five-year option. the telco, who announced on wednesday it was cutting 8000 jobs over the next three year, has also leased office space in the skyscaper above at 400 george street, which now adjoins the corner site.according to the agents on the sale, knight frank’s dominic ong, andy hu and alex alamsyah, together with jll’s james aroney and steven tsang, ''396 george street situated in what is considered sydney’s equivalent to new york’s fifth avenue, singapore’s orchard road, hong kong’s causeway bay, london’s regent street, and paris’ champs elysees''.the new telstra "discovery store" on the site of the former darrell l...




queensland turns winter wonderland during record-breaking winter week

the scenic rim town of beaudesert got down to minus 0.4 degrees that day, with bom meteorologist david crock telling fairfax media at the time that large parts of the state were colder than expected."this morning was little cooler than we were expecting ... anywhere up to bundaberg, most places were a little cooler than forecast," he said."monday morning could be slightly cooler than today, but we are expecting it to be pretty similar so it won't be cooler by much."the gold coast suburb of coolangatta recorded its coldest-ever june morning on monday, but brisbane was warmer than saturday's low of 6.9 degrees.bom meteorologist jim richardson said temperatures dropped to 0.6 degrees in coolangatta on monday as brisbane dropped to a low o...




what you need to know about the plastic bag ban

woolworths queensland general manager matt franich said he did not have a figure on how much money the plastic bag ban would save the company."this definitely isn't about profit for us," he said."our productivity alone decreases, and we will definitely not be making money out of this."here is a quick guide to everything you need to know about the plastic bag ban.why can't i get plastic bags any more?the queensland government passed legislation banning single-use plastic bags, which also applies in takeaway shops and other retailers, from july 1.woolworths decided to ban single-use plastic bags across the country from june 20, while coles' ban will take effect from july 1.western australia will also enforce the ban from july 1, joining ...