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Deadly crowd crush at Indian religious gathering shows how dangerous leaving an event can be

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:16:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/deadly-crowd-crush-at-indian-religious-gathering-shows-how-dangerous-leaving-an-event-can-be-233864>

"A catastrophe involving large crowds at a religious gathering in northern
India yesterday resulted in the deaths of over 100 people, with many more
injured.

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Heading to Bali or somewhere tropical these holidays? Here’s what you need to know about dengue fever

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:15:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/heading-to-bali-or-somewhere-tropical-these-holidays-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-dengue-fever-233670>

"If you’re looking to escape the Australian winter for your next holiday, don’t
forget where there’s warmth, there will also be mosquitoes.

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Laid Back - Groovy Sunshine

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:14:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4k6RVGu-0k

"Selfmade video by Laid Back"

Still making great music since 1979!

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Tip shops can save items that are too good for landfill from going to waste

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:12:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-07-04/tip-shop-bargains-anglesea-sustainability-cost-of-living/103998122>

'At Anglesea on Victoria's Surf Coast, any goods dropped off at the local dump
but deemed too good for landfill make their way to the "tip shop".

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Are derelict homes part of the answer to Australia's housing crisis?

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:11:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-07-04/derelict-homes-part-of-the-answer-to-housing-shortage/104051820>

Key quote:

"The problem with that is, when you build wealth, it always has to come from

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‘Weak link’ in Sydney’s waste disposal infrastructure could leave city with piles of uncollected garbage

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 19:09:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jul/04/weak-link-in-sydneys-waste-disposal-infrastructure-could-leave-city-with-piles-of-uncollected-garbage>

"Sydney is fast running out of landfill and an “emerging weak link” in the plan
for how the city manages solid waste in the future could see uncollected
garbage left piling up at hospitals and other businesses, experts warn.

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Is an electric bike right for you? Here’s what to consider before you buy

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 11:52:15 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/is-an-electric-bike-right-for-you-heres-what-to-consider-before-you-buy-230024>

"More Australians than ever are riding electric bikes – a fact you may have
noticed on the streets of our cities and towns.

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Is It Time to Break Up With Fireworks?

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 11:51:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://reasonstobecheerful.world/is-it-time-to-break-up-with-fireworks/

"On the Fourth of July, 300 drones will take to the skies above Laguna Beach in
Orange County, California. To celebrate Independence Day, they will paint the
stars and stripes and giant letters U-S-A in red, white and blue into the sky

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The hunt for the most efficient heat pump in the world

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 11:49:37 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/07/the-hunt-for-the-most-efficient-heat-pump-in-the-world/>

"Outside a 100-year-old house on the edge of the Peak District in northern
England, a heat pump’s fan blades are swiftly spinning. They’re drawing outdoor
air over coils of refrigerant, harvesting warmth from that air. All air-source

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The Royal Academy of Dance acquires Dancing Times photographic archive

Thu, 25 Jul 2024 11:46:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/the-royal-academy-of-dance-acquires-dancing-times-photographic-archive/>

"After Dancing Times ceased publication following 112 years in print, the
archive is now housed at the RAD’s headquarters in Wandsworth.

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