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Visit One News Page for Australia news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Australia news headlines.

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    People in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia are urged to check their Christmas ham packaging due to a recall over contamination concerns.  Reported by Brisbane Times 32 minutes ago.

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    Supermaxi Comanche is set to race outside Australia after the Sydney to Hobart with skipper Jim Cooney looking at next year's Transpac race. Reported by SBS 29 minutes ago.

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    Former Australia captain Steve Smith Friday said he is desperate to recover lost ground ahead of next year's World Cup by competing in the IPL after being left so deflated by the ball-tampering scandal that getting out of bed became a struggle. Reported by DNA 33 minutes ago.

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    Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey might have criticised Virat Kohli for his aggressive celebrations in the ongoing Test series but feels that the verbal exchange between the India captain and his counterpart Tim Paine was within the limits of the game. Reported by DNA 4 minutes ago.

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    Jason Momoa is not afraid to have a little fun with his hair! The 39-year-old actor put his hair into pigtails with help from pink scrunchies while leaving the Sydney premiere of his movie Aquaman earlier this week in Australia. Jason recently spoke out about why he will never cut off his long hair, and [...] Reported by Just Jared 1 day ago.

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    Artemis Resources Ltd (ASX:ARV) has revealed a new, shallow nickel-copper-cobalt JORC resource estimate for its 100% owned Radio Hill Nickel Mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The resource is in the Indicated category and measures 1.15 million tonnes at 0.52% nickel, 0.73% copper and 277 ppm cobalt. Radio Hill is on a fully approved mining lease and contains Artemis’ 100% owned Radio Hill Processing Plant and the historical Radio Hill underground mine. The shallow, upper portion of Radio Hill could represent an opportunistic mining target within close proximity to the Radio Hill infrastructure. READ: Artemis Resources boosts gold resource at Weerianna Artemis’ executive director Ed Mead said: “This updip extension to the historic Radio Hill underground represents a new, shallow nickel – copper resource approximately 400 metres from the Radio Hill plant. “Further resource development work is required to determine the optimum means to monetise the project and this work will be reviewed in 2019.” In 2018 Artemis drilled the shallow mineralisation up-dip from the Fox underground workings on a regular grid. This included another 80 reverse circulation (RC) holes and 7 diamond holes for 6,779.5 metres. Drilling aimed to verify older drilling which comprised 1,052 holes for 89,885 metres. Reported by Proactive Investors 1 day ago.

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    Distinguished tunnel and underground structures experts provide solutions for complex tunnel projects nationwide

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 20, 2018

    Kenneth Xu, Ph.D., PE, and Raghu Bhargava joined HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel group, serving on complex tunnel and underground projects nationwide.

    “Kenny and Raghu are recognized global leaders in tunnels and underground structures and well-suited for critical leadership positions with the tunnel practice,” said Sanja Zlatanic, PE, HNTB chair national tunnel practice, senior vice president and HNTB Fellow. “As our nation grows, reliable, connected transportation systems are increasingly important, and tunnel infrastructure provides some of the most critical inter-regional connectors across the nation.”

    Kenneth Xu, senior project engineer – tunnels, has more than 35 years of international and domestic experience encompassing academic and technical consulting responsibilities.

    His mega tunnel project experience includes Access to The Region’s Core in New Jersey and New York. In New York, he worked on Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction Second Ave Subway Phase I; Amtrak’s Gateway Tunnels; and LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment. Abroad, he supported Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney, Australia. His specialty areas include settlement control using ground improvement methods in soft soils, numerical modeling and tunnel instrumentation and monitoring. Xu also has significant involvement with large ports and marine projects.

    Xu earned a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree from Central-South University in Changsha, China.

    Raghu Bhargava, principal tunnel engineer, has more than 23 years of experience on large international and U.S.-based transportation infrastructure projects.

    As a tunneling/geotechnical design lead, his projects include California High-Speed Rail; East West Link Tunnel Melbourne; Victorian Desalination Plant Melbourne; New Metro Rail Perth; Airport Link Brisbane; Waterview Connection Tunnels Auckland; Taiwan High Speed Rail; Dubai Purple Line; Dubai Metro-Red Line; and Singapore Circle Line Extension. His areas of expertise include design of bored and mined tunnels; precast segmental lining; station excavation; ground treatment; ground settlement analyses; impacts of constructions on buildings, infrastructure and services; and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.

    Bhargava earned a Master of Engineering – geotechnical from the Asian Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

    HNTB has served on, or currently serves, some of the most complex tunnel programs nationwide, including lead designer for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement project; independent design reviewer for the Istanbul Strait Road Tunnel Crossing in Turkey; and lead designer, also providing construction design services, for Phase II of the design-build Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco.

    About HNTB
    HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com. Reported by PRWeb 1 day ago.

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    Australia’s legion of festival professionals is now represented for the first time by a trade body, the Australian Festival Association (AFA).... Reported by Billboard.com 1 day ago.

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    Kangaroos being hit by cars is one big, very Australian problem.

    With autonomous vehicles set to operate in Australia in the next few years, a trial in the state of New South Wales aims to figure out how to handle the pesky marsupial on roads.

    SEE ALSO: 2018 was the year self-driving cars hit a roadblock

    The trial will feature what's claimed to be the world's first driverless ute (what Australians call a pickup truck), which will operate around the town of Dubbo.

    It'll take around eight months to develop the vehicle, with the on-road trial to go on for a yearThe Daily Liberal reports the ute itself is an "off-the-shelf" Toyota Hilux, which will be retrofitted with driverless technology from UK company Conigital. Read more...

    More about Tech, Transportation, Driverless Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and Kangaroos Reported by Mashable 1 day ago.

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    The 'I Love It' hitmaker fails to obtain a visa to work in Australia after he got arrested for disorderly conduct in Miami, Florida and got kicked out of Denmark over drug possession. Reported by AceShowbiz 1 day ago.

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    Vincent J. Hyde explores the idea of alien life in his third published work

    MERRYLANDS, Australia (PRWEB) December 21, 2018

    Earth’s radio telescopes detect a message from intelligent life, in Vincent J. Hyde’s new science fiction, “A Message from the Neighbours” (published by Balboa Press). As a spaceship approaches, Director of Space Research Joseph Samuels wonders: are these aliens friend or foe? The book is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Message-Neighbours-Vincent-J-Hyde-ebook/dp/B07JYL8DC6.

    A space probe from another galaxy is heading toward the Earth’s solar system. Two unarmed astronauts are sent to intercept the space probe one light year from the solar system. When the space probe connects with the shuttle, the space probe’s occupant, a robot called Interface, gives the astronauts a visual recording that he explains is the “Message from the Neighbours.” Once the astronauts return to Earth, the message plays. It turns out that the message, delivered by Interface’s image, is a description of the status of the neighbours star system some 300,000 years ago.

    Hyde hopes that his book pushes readers to consider that “Intelligent life elsewhere in the universe may not necessarily be aggressive and violent if one believes in a Creator.”

    “A Message from the Neighbours”
    By Vincent J. Hyde
    Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781504315289
    E-Book | 150 pages | ISBN 9781504315296
    Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    About the Author
    Vincent J. Hyde was born in September 1954 in Calcutta, India. While living in Calcutta he studied in Saint Xavier’s College. He migrated to Sydney, Australia, in February 1970. While living in Sydney, he completed his secondary education at Marcellin College and Merrylands High School, where he obtained his higher school certificate in 1973. He completed the electrical engineering degree course at the University of New South Wales in 1979. He earned a postgraduate diploma in illumination design at the University of Sydney in 1983. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NSW Public Works from 1979 to 2014 and retired from active engineering duties in 2014. Since 2014 he has been writing to continue his professional development. He has written two books published by Balboa Press: “Heaven and Earth” and “A Journey from Dust to Consciousness.” He is a current member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a retired Chartered Professional Engineer.

    Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 23 hours ago.

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, no longer playing advantage in the final sets. The tournament said Friday that the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open officials, came after consultation with current and former players and tennis officials. Australian […] Reported by Seattle Times 22 hours ago.

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    Apple today extended its limited-time promotion offering extra trade-in credit towards an iPhone XR or iPhone XS to additional countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. The promotion first launched in the United States in late November.
    The promotion has also gone live in the China region, as spotted by 9to5Mac, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

    As in the United States, Apple is offering higher trade-in values for select older iPhone models towards the purchase of a new iPhone XR or iPhone XS. In Australia, for example, the iPhone XR starts at $1,229, but customers can purchase the device for as low as $849 when trading in an iPhone 7 Plus for a limited time.

    In certain countries, the promotion is only available at Apple Stores, but it is also available on Apple.com in some regions. Apple says the offer ends January 31, 2019 in China and Japan, but it has yet to specify a deadline in other countries.

    Many analysts have expressed concerns about weakening iPhone sales, and Apple's aggressive marketing of the iPhone XR in particular and its decision to stop disclosing iPhone unit sales starting next quarter fit that narrative. Apple's stock price is down nearly 30 percent since the day of its last earnings report.
    Related Roundups: iPhone XS, iPhone XR
    Tags: China, Australia, Apple trade-in
    Buyer's Guide: iPhone XS (Buy Now), iPhone XR (Buy Now)

    Discuss this article in our forums Reported by MacRumours.com 17 hours ago.

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    Volatility ravaged the stock market this year. Here's what that was like for first-time investors. (NFLX, SFIX, EL, IRBT)· Stocks were particularly volatile in 2018 after years of slow and steady gains for the major US markets. That might be intimidating to novice investors.
    · Business Insider spoke with new retail investors, all millennials, to find out what they learned amid the volatility.
    · "Starting now is difficult because of the volatility in the market, and so I think what’s important is for individuals to accept what camp are they in," one financial advisor said. "Are they trying to be active traders in the market, or are they trying to be long-term investors?” 

    The stock market was relentless in 2018. The tone was often uncertain, with the market many times opening higher only to turn red in the afternoon. Trade wars, rising interest rates, and concerns around slowing economic growth dominated the fundamental backdrop.

    Investors who entered the market for the very first time at the start of this turbulent year probably didn't know they'd be in for such an uneven ride. The S&P 500 posted 60 intraday moves of 1% in either direction, the most since 2015, according to LPL Research. But they're holding on as the major US indexes have plummeted into a correction — down at least 10% from their recent peaks. 

    Business Insider spoke with millennials who began investing in 2018 — a volatile year for a market that punished investors after more than two years of slow, steady, and nearly uninterrupted gains.

    *Diving in*

    For Amber Jamieson, 32, a reporter based in New York who began buying stocks in January, investing has been something of a source of excitement amid the volatility. She said she's learned to take a step back and exercise patience when it comes to short-term moves.

    She was inspired to start investing after finding herself with several thousand dollars after taking a buyout from a prior job. Jamieson, a Melbourne, Australia, native, felt encouraged to jump into the market when some of her friends began buying cannabis stocks in Australia. For her first investment, Jamieson bought $600 of Estee Lauder shares, employing the market strategy of "investing in what you know."

    The investment has been a loser for Jamieson, with shares down 2% this year after a 65% rise in 2017. Still, she's held onto it, and is particularly optimistic on the skincare industry right now.

    "I try to buy things that I feel are not evil companies," Jamieson said, who recently started an email newsletter, "Better Have My Money," where she discusses her investments.

    "And I try to be very thoughtful about — what is the product they’re making, or things that they’re doing, who’s running it, what does this company look like? How diverse is their board, what industry is it in, are they in any kind of scandals, whether that be bosses sexually harassing workers, or how much they’re paying workers, or an environment catastrophe — it rules out a lot of companies by trying to be very thoughtful about who they are as companies, whether I would want to give them my money."

    She currently has holdings in nine different companies, including iRobot, Netflix, and Match Group.

    Experts say younger investors tend to invest with their personal values in mind. A Nuveen-Harris Poll survey conducted in mid-2017 found that the majority of millennial respondents were interested in investing in companies deemed socially responsible. A 2017 Morgan Stanley survey found similar results.

    *Read more: *The Fed just marched ahead with an interest-rate hike — here's what the increase means for your wallet

    "Starting now is difficult because of the volatility in the market, and so I think what's important is for individuals to accept what camp are they in," Davin Carey, managing financial advisor at Carey & Hanna, a California-based advisory practice affiliated with HD Vest, told Business Insider. "Are they trying to be active traders in the market, or are they trying to be long-term investors?" 

    He added: "While it doesn’t necessarily usually end up giving the best long-term performance or is the financial planner’s recommendation, I think if you’re starting off, especially with a small dollar amount, buying a few shares of something that you have a passion about, that you can track and follow on a regular basis, it's actually a really good way to force yourself to hyper-educate yourself in a short period of time."

    *App-based investing*

    Individual investors have turned to apps like Acorns — which charges between $1 and $3 per month depending on which plan users choose — and Stash, which is free for the first month and then $1 or $2 per month depending on the account.

    Stash says it's seen its customer base double over the past year to 3 million customers. Users who are new to investing dominate the platform, with 86% self-identifying as a first-time or beginner investor. The average user's age is 29, with a household income of around $50,000. Its gender split is around 60% male and 40% female.

    Large intraday swings haven't made for significant changes to activity on the platform, said Allyson Federbush, head of communications at Stash. It has seen "minimal change in net transactions on volatile days."

    *Read more: *It's foolish for investors to try to time the next recession — here's a surefire 3-part strategy UBS says can thrive in any environment

    Cody Carman, a programmer analyst who lives in Illinois, is a fan of Acorns. He began investing in March, and transfers $5 per day into the app's "Core" investing platform (where users' money is invested into a portfolio of ETFs), and $5 per day into its "Later" platform (for retirement).

    "I was prompted because my brother-in-law does investing too, but is much more involved," Carman, 31, wrote to Business Insider in an email earlier this week.

    *Coming to terms with crypto*

    In another corner of the market, investors of all stripes have been drawn to cryptocurrencies over the past year. Bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market capitalization, has fallen 71% in 2018.

    Jeffrey Podis, a 24-year old barista who lives in Tennessee and recently finished his bachelor's degree, pulled his money out of crypto in October and added it to his Acorns account.

    "I had the misconception at the beginning of the year that crypto would rapidly grow into the sort of information-age stock market, which I think may not be completely wrong but isn't the case presently," Podis wrote to Business Insider, adding he was particularly drawn to Acorns for its free accounts for college students.

    Podis made a "hokey 'new year's resolution" last year that he would start setting aside money to perhaps one day start a business. So he started browsing Reddit, seeking out advice, and began investing in February using Acorns, the investment-platform Robinhood, and the crypto-platform Coinbase. He's drawn to investments that appear to align with his personal ideologies, like Costco.

    "My Robinhood account performed almost independently of the market: if a company made a good decision and the subreddit caught it I would invest and pull out when it peaked," he said.

    *Now read:*

    · *Here's how much the typical millennial, Gen X, and baby-boomer worker earns in every US state*
    · *A stock picker in Wall Street's top 1% this year unveils the 4 investment themes he thinks will crush the market in 2019*

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: The equity chief at $6.3 trillion BlackRock weighs in on the trade war, a possible recession, and offers her best investing advice for a tricky 2019 landscape Reported by Business Insider 17 hours ago.

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    Designation Recognizes Dr. Marc Lierz Commitment to Exemplary Care, Deep UroLift Experience

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (PRWEB) December 21, 2018

    Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph today announced that Dr. Mark Lierz has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Lierz has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph is one of three practices in the U.S. to have three physicians within the same practice earn this distinction.

    “Enlarged prostate is a natural part of the aging process,” said Dr. Lierz. “However, prior to treating BPH with the UroLift System, men had limited options including medications or invasive surgery that can cause serious side effects. The UroLift System is a game changer that may allow men to discontinue the use of BPH medications and get back to what matters.”
    Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.

    Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery.

    Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.

    About the UroLift System
    NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.

    About Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph
    Phoenix Urology serves the urological needs of St. Joseph, Missouri and surrounding areas. Urologists Michael E. Aberger, M.D.; Mike Kozminski, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Mark F. Lierz, M.D. and Bradley J. Moore, M.D. have helped thousands of people discuss and deal with their most personal health problems offering compassionate, personalized care in a safe and confidential environment. Phoenix Urology is independently owned and operated and has several clinics located in the surrounding areas of St. Joseph, Missouri.

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    1. Roehrborn et al. Can J. Urology 2017
    2. Sonksen et al J Urology 2016

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    SYDNEY (AP) — Human rights groups and former soccer players have called on FIFA and the Australian government to intervene to stop a Melbourne-based refugee and semi-professional soccer player being extradited from Thailand to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a former representative of Bahrain’s national team, was granted refugee status in Australia last year after fleeing his […] Reported by Seattle Times 3 hours ago.

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    Drones brought Gatwick airport to a standstill this week. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.

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    Despite the Perth Test loss, former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels India can still win the series against Australia which is level at 1-1 now. Reported by Sify 2 hours ago.

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