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ABC and University of Sydney Announce Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars

ABC and University of Sydney Announce Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars

PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIA – The ABC and University of Sydney are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Media Residencies, which will enable some of Australia’s brightest minds to share their expertise with audiences hungry for credible and informed debate.  The five early-career researchers from Australian universities work...

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University. Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance...

B Corp Australian Brand Bellroy Raises US$8 Million in Funding For First Time in 9-Year History

B Corp Australian Brand Bellroy Raises US$8 Million in Funding For First Time in 9-Year History

PRESS RELEASE MELBOURNE, Australia – Bellroy’s founding team started a carry blog in 2009 at a time when “carry” wasn’t yet a noun. They have since not only defined the category, but reinvented the standard wallet and pioneered the ‘slim wallet’ movement, sold more than two million products globally worth US$150 million in revenue, and...

Pressure Grows on Adani as Liberty Mutual Reveals it Will Not Insure Carmichael Coal Mine

Pressure Grows on Adani as Liberty Mutual Reveals it Will Not Insure Carmichael Coal Mine

Adani claims it has secured the necessary insurance but will not reveal its providers PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIA – U.S. insurance giant Liberty Mutual has publicly confirmed that it will not provide insurance for the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia. This follows 13 of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurersalso ruling out insurance for the project. ...

Climate Joy Week #11: Gatwick Airport Launches Reusable Cup Scheme, Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastic and more

Climate Joy Week #11: Gatwick Airport Launches Reusable Cup Scheme, Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastic and more

Welcome to another edition of our Climate Joy series. We are particularly impressed with Canada this week who seem to be ready to combat the plastic crisis. This is good news especially as we reported last week that shipments of plastic waste had been returned to the country by Malaysia. Anyway, from Canada to Finland,...