“..10 must-dos to succeed in your new business start-ups..”

“..Top ten tips and experience on starting a business..”

(cont..)

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Debbie Mayo-Smith: 10 must-dos to succeed in your new business start-ups – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Mark Lundy retrial: Steve Braunias: Police video silent and terrifying..”

“..Black-and-white footage of interior of Lundy home in Palmerston North -

- horrifying and heartbreaking..”

(cont..)

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Mark Lundy retrial: Steve Braunias: Police video silent and terrifying – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..War criminal claim checked..”

“..John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand -

- but says ‘I’m sure someone will look into it’.

A spokeswoman for Michael Woodhouse – who is both Police Minister and Immigration Minister -

- said yesterday the minister was not aware of anything more than media reports on the matter..”

(cont..)

(ed:..’woody’ woodhouse is very adept at sgt schultz impersonations:

‘..i see/know nothing!’..

..(he is clearly in training for the upcoming sabin-revelations..)

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War criminal claim checked – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Herald Editorial: When Kiwis take the law into their own hands – something is seriously wrong..”

“..New Zealanders are not vigilantes by nature.

When they start taking the law into their own hands -

- something is seriously wrong..”

(cont..)

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Editorial: When Kiwis take the law into their own hands, something is seriously wrong – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Child support: Cost of reforms rockets up $133m..”

“..The cost of implementing a new child support system -

- has rocketed to $163 million –

- a blowout that dwarfs the bill for fixing the controversial Novopay school payroll system.

The new figure has been described as ‘gobsmacking’by a former top Government executive -

- who was in office when the cost was originally put at $30 million..”

(cont..)

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Child support: Cost of reforms rockets up $133m – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..The two exercises that will dramatically reduce your stress levels..”

“..The first exercise is as simple as it is potent.

Take a deep breath.

The second exercise is to reframe your stress as excitement.

This is the advice based on a new study to be published in the Journal of Marketing Research..”

(cont..)

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The two exercises that will dramatically reduce your stress levels | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Teina Pora decision from Privy Council due..”

“..The London-based five-judge Privy Council has reviewed the case -

- and will deliver its decision at 10pm tonight New Zealand time..”

(cont..)

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Teina Pora decision from Privy Council due | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Faulty breast implants hit New Zealand taxpayers’ pockets..”

“..Faulty breast implants and hip replacements may be to blame for a surge in claims for failed surgical implants-

- that have cost taxpayers $6.4 million in the past 2 1/2 years..”

(cont..)

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Faulty breast implants hit New Zealand taxpayers’ pockets | Stuff.co.nz.

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comment @ whoar:..was stuart nash paid $4,000 per month ‘support’ in the yr before the election..?

ed:..this claim was made by chris trotter on the panel on national radio this aft..

..and if nash was paid these monies…who paid it..?

..and what were/are their expectations for that..?

..that nash is a rightwinger/held a fundraising @ the auckland club..

..and even had his election-prop fire-engine purchased for him by a rightwinger..

..these facts all demand answers..

update:..the nz herald has confirmed the claim from trotter..

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11410292

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“..MP salary system to be overhauled..”

“..The change will mean the only thing considered will be the average public sector pay increase for the previous year.

The new legislation will be backdated to July 1 2014 -

- meaning the pay increase announced last week will not be awarded..”

(cont..)

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MP salary system to be overhauled – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..PayPal pulls services from Mega – over legitimacy concerns..”

“..PayPal has ceased processing payments for the Kim Dotcom founded Mega –

- the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing -

- amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service..”

(cont..)

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PayPal pulls services from Mega over legitimacy concerns – Business – NZ Herald News.

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“..How Homer Simpson discovered the Higgs boson over a decade before scientists..”

“..In the episode ‘The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace’ -

- aired in 1998 – Homer becomes an inventor -

- and is shown in front of a blackboard with a complicated equation.

‘That equation predicts the mass of the Higgs boson’ Simon Singh said.

‘If you work it out – you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is.

It’s kind of amazing as Homer makes this prediction 14 years before it was discovered’..”

(cont..)

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How Homer Simpson discovered the Higgs boson over a decade before scientists – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion – poll suggests..”

“..The public are not worried by the distinction with tax evasion -

- new polling shows..”

(cont..)

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Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests – UK Politics – UK – The Independent.

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“..Robert Mugabe eats a zoo – for ‘obscene’ 91st birthday party..”

“..Elephants were slaughtered to celebrate the Zimbabwean president’s birthday..”

(cont..)

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Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for ‘obscene’ 91st birthday party – People – News – The Independent.

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“..Raif Badawi – the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes – may now face the death penalty..”

“..Raif Badawi’s wife – Ensaf Haidar – told The Independent in a series of messages -

- that judges in Saudi Arabia’s criminal court want him to undergo a re-trial for apostasy..”

(cont..)

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Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face the death penalty – Middle East – World – The Independent.

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“..Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely ‘Backwards’..”

“..Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S. -

- with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression.

But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time -

- and often come with troublesome side effects..”

(cont..)

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Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely ‘Backwards’.

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“..Jane Austen And 6 Other Authors On The Divine Pleasure Of Reading..”

“..The following quotes were excerpted from The Book Lovers’ Anthology.

The book is a collection of quotes about the joys and importance of reading..”

(cont..)

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Jane Austen And 6 Other Authors On The Divine Pleasure Of Reading.

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“..Rare Photos of the Kennedy’s Virginia Estate..” 

“..As the auction’s documentation illustrates -

- so do fascinating home movies that are posted on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s website-

- the Kennedys’ decor wouldn’t have looked out of place on an episode of say -

- Leave It to Beaver..”

(cont..)

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Rare Photos of the Kennedy’s Virginia Estate | Architectural Digest.

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“..How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs..”

“..Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses -

- and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts – kidneys -

- and other vital human organs..”

(cont..)

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How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs.

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“..How Meditation Primes The Mind For Spiritual Experiences..”

“..The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years -

- to early Buddhism -

- and since then – it’s played an important role in a number of spiritual traditions..”

(cont..)

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How Meditation Primes The Mind For Spiritual Experiences.

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“..Find Out What The No. 1 Song Was – On The Day You Were Born..”

“..Have you ever wondered what the No. 1 song in the country was on your date of birth?..”

(cont..)

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Find Out What The No. 1 Song Was On The Day You Were Born.

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“..Incredible Photos And Video – Capture Moscow’s Massive March For Boris Nemtsov..”

“..On Sunday a procession of thousands -

- marched to the Moscow bridge where prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down.

Waving Russian flags and holding posters of the slain Kremlin critic -

- the mourners made their way through the capital streets-

- while under the watch of a heavy police presence..”

(cont..)

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Incredible Photos And Video Capture Moscow’s Massive March For Boris Nemtsov.

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“..Glacial Melting In Antarctica Makes Continent The ‘Ground Zero Of Global Climate Change’..”

“..From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica -

- spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever.

What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below -

- to re-shape Earth.

Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice -

- melting it where it hits the oceans..”

(cont..)

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Glacial Melting In Antarctica Makes Continent The ‘Ground Zero Of Global Climate Change’.

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“..3 Things We Learned About Sex This Week: The Surprising Time in Life – When Sex Really Picks Up..”

“..Fascinating sex discoveries..”

(cont..)

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3 Things We Learned About Sex This Week: The Surprising Time in Life When Sex Really Picks Up | Alternet.

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“..8 Things You Should Know About Pot Cannabidiol..”

“..Medicinal CBD cannabis oils are all the rage -

- but there’s a lot of misinformation out there.

Let’s take a look..”

(cont..)

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8 Things You Should Know About Pot Cannabidiol | Alternet.

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“..How Toxic Are the Food Colorings in What You Eat?..”

“..Big companies like Nestle are quietly making the switch to natural food coloring.

What are the dangers?..”

(cont..)

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How Toxic Are the Food Colorings in What You Eat? | Alternet.

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“..5 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week..”

“..5. Fox News doctor: Crack babies come from women who smoke weed!

Fox News Medical A-Team (ha!) doctor David Samadi is not one for scientific reports.

Or science – or – like – facts.

So he certainly was not going to admit that a recent study published in Scientific Reports found that pot -

- is quite possibly the least harmful drug humans ingest..”

(cont..)

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5 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: The Nonstop Comedy Show of CPAC | Alternet.

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“..Secrets of Conservatives’ Decades-Long War on Truth..”

“..The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent.

That’s why their decades-long strategy is to lie..”

(cont..)

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It’s Worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of Conservatives’ Decades-Long War on Truth | Alternet.

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“..The 10 Smartest (and the Dumbest) Presidents in America’s History..”

“..Some presidents weren’t firing on all cylinders..”

(cont..)

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The 10 Smartest (and the Dumbest) Presidents in America’s History | Alternet.

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“..Why racism is not backed by science..”

“..As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable:

- race does not exist..”

(cont..)

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Why racism is not backed by science | Science | The Guardian.

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“..The forgotten masterpieces of African modernism..”

“..In the 1960s and 70s countries across Africa celebrated their independence -

- with astonishingly avant-garde architecture.

Oliver Wainwright reports on a fascinating attempt to chronicle this forgotten history..”

(cont..)

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The forgotten masterpieces of African modernism | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..Drugs Live: why I wanted to get stoned on TV..”

“..Channel 4’s experiment into the effects of cannabis -

- aims to research the differences between ingesting hashish and skunk -

- in a controlled environment..”

(cont..)

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Drugs Live: why I wanted to get stoned on TV | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Australian bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper dies in Thailand..”

“..The 34-year-old CEO of digital currency business Independent Reserve -

- was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a pole in Phuket..”

(cont..)

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Australian bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper dies in Thailand | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Poll surge for Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza – as Greeks learn to smile again..”

“..Approval ratings for radical left party soar -

- despite U-turns forced in debt talks – and collapse of tax collection -

- but the people still expect the government to deliver..”

(cont..)

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Poll surge for Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza as Greeks learn to smile again | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Warren Buffett admits ‘thumb-sucking’ over Tesco cost him $444m..”

“..In a letter to shareholders -

- the American billionaire said he had made a ‘huge mistake’ -

- by investing in the supermarket..”

(cont..)

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Warren Buffett admits ‘thumb-sucking’ over Tesco cost him $444m | Business | The Guardian.

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“..This descent into cash-and-carry politics will make us all feel cheap..”

“..Bribing selected groups of voters with sweeteners -

- debases the parties –

- and alienates those left out..”

(cont..)

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This descent into cash-and-carry politics will make us all feel cheap | Andrew Rawnsley | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon review – lessons of an indie rock role model..”

“..Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon was indie rock’s poster girl for having it all -

- but she never had a plan -

- she admits in her candid fascinating memoir..”

(cont..)

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Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon review – lessons of an indie rock role model | Books | The Guardian.

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“..How to be a man in 2015..”

“..Being a guy used to be easy.

Now it’s just confusing.

Are you an ultra dad or a lumbersexual?

And who’s the better role model –

- David Beckham or Louis CK?

Max Olesker asks what’s happened to masculinity -

- and if it has a future..”

(cont..)

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How to be a man in 2015 | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment: Austerity 1945-51 and 2010- review – an elegant demolition of the chancellor’s policies..”

“..By comparing Britain in 2010 with the postwar years of his childhood -

- William Keegan demolishes the coalition’s arguments for austerity economics..”

(cont..)

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Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment: Austerity 1945-51 and 2010- review – an elegant demolition of the chancellor’s policies | Books | The Guardian.

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