Straya Briefly for 11/10/19

  • Coalmine would take 3.3bn litres of water a year from Sydney catchment, agency warns (The Guardian)
  • ‘INTERPOL Canberra extends its compliments’: The email that triggered Hakeem’s arrest in Thailand (ABC News)
  • Australia will miss Paris goals even with a $US75 a tonne carbon tax: IMF (SMH)
  • Coalition refuses to say how much Scott Cam is being paid as ‘national careers ambassador’ (The Guardian)
  • Israel’s Supreme Court overturns decision to release Malka Leifer on bail (ABC News)
  • Firms that ignore social issues risk going out of business: IMF (SMH)
  • Health retreat run by banned wellness coach Barbara O’Neill under investigation (The Guardian)
  • Erdogan threatens EU with refugee influx over criticism of Syrian operation (ABC News)
  • Finance

  • Perth Mint tries digital alchemy, turning gold into cryptocurrency (ABC News)
  • The unintended side effect of the 5G network (ABC News)
  • Drama class with Miss Hogan: It’s for the ‘little moments of triumph’ (SMH)
  • Mining firms worked to kill off climate action in Australia, says ex-PM (The Guardian)
  • Our leaders ought to know better: failing to pass on the full rate cut needn’t mean banks are profiteering (The Conversation)
  • Australia makes big strides in closing gender gap, global survey finds (SMH)
  • ‘Job snobs’ claim that companies struggle to hire based on 29 firms, not 14,000 as reported (The Guardian)
  • Minerals Council says it will release a ‘climate action plan’ next year (The Guardian)
  • Opinion

  • ‘The system is truly Orwellian’: our horrifying experiences with robodebt (The Guardian)
  • Everyone (and their dog) seems to want a Tasmanian AFL team — will it convince the executive? (ABC News)
  • Labor pains (The Monthly)
  • Eating a meal that is good for both you and the planet can be simple – just ask a few questions before you tuck in (The Guardian)
  • Trade talks to start and the best outcome is likely to be things not getting worse (ABC News)
  • It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires? (ABC News)
  • Len Lawson: Australia’s most infamous comic artist (The Monthly)
  • If you are under 34, you have never experienced a month of below average temperatures (The Guardian)
  • World

  • Tens of thousands fled Turkish offensive in less than 24 hours, Syrian rights group says (France 24)
  • What did the Kurds ever do for the US? (BBC News)
  • Will elections settle any of Afghanistan’s problems? (Deutsche Welle)
  • Ireland PM Leo Varadkar says Brexit deal ‘still possible’ (Al Jazeera English)
  • Egypt quells protests with more stick than carrot (Deutsche Welle)
  • MEPs vote down Macron’s nominee for European Commission internal market post (France 24)
  • China’s Xi Jinping to visit India with ties strained by Kashmir (Deutsche Welle)
  • Iranian women allowed into football match for first time in almost 40 years (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Hong Kong demos inspire Extinction Rebellion’s ‘accessible’ disruption (ABC News)
  • Development expert says Egypt has the potential to add 2GW of renewable energy annually (IEEFA)
  • Pressure may be key to fighting climate change with thermoelectric generators (Science Daily)
  • We have bad news about chocolate and wine — and it’s not about your health (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Euro 2020 qualifying: Russia v Scotland – debuts for Fleck & Devlin (BBC Sport)
  • Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen talks taking on Lewis Hamilton and getting under Charles Leclerc’s skin (BBC Sport)
  • ‘The doubt has been taken out now’ – SL coach Rumesh Ratnayake on touring Pakistan (Cricinfo)
  • Jess Jonassen back at No. 1 among ODI bowlers; Alyssa Healy achieves career-best No. 3 ranking (Cricinfo)
  • Novak Djokovic beats John Isner in Shanghai Masters (BBC Sport)
  • Errol Spence Jr: Welterweight world champion in intensive care after car crash (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Oshada reminded me of Mahela’ – SL selector thrilled with new crop (Cricinfo)
  • Hillary Allen: How American ultra runner returned to the race that almost killed her (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • The super zoom (Aeon)
  • Blackness and beauty (Aeon)
  • The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ (Smithsonian)
  • Hachikō’s Grave in Tokyo, Japan (Atlas Obscura)
  • Does My Dog Really Feel Shame? (Jstor)
  • Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith? – Issue 77: Underworlds  (Nautilus)
  • Follow Ernest Hemingway’s Footsteps Through Havana (Smithsonian)
  • The Lightning Beneath Our Feet – Issue 77: Underworlds  (Nautilus)
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