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Max Merritt: i can dream – A Review

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max merritt:  i can dream – a review
A review of the Max Merritt posthumous album - i can dream  The story of the Life and Times story of Max Merritt deserves proper attention, especially now that amazing man and performer has taken his final curtain call. However that is a job for someone else, but here is a synopsis of key details. Born in Christchurch on 30th April 1941,...

Can governments mandate a COVID vaccination? Balancing public health with human rights – and what the law says

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can governments mandate a covid vaccination? balancing public health with human rights – and what the law says
Image: Shuttlestock Earlier in 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he expected the COVID-19 vaccine to be mandatory. He later backtracked, noting the government “can’t hold someone down and make them take it”. But should it be able to mandate vaccination in the interests of public health? Some argue mandatory vaccination can be justified on ethical grounds and recommend penalties for non-compliance – or even...

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older Australians first

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3 ways to transform our ‘soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older australians first
Picture: Shuttlestock Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not enough to demonstrate the need for change, the tragic impact of COVID-19 on residential care has tipped it over the edge. Many older Australians say they are not...

Design Considerations For A Gas Spring

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design considerations for a gas spring
Gas springs are mechanical springs that use compressed gas for elastic deformation.  It is of utmost importance to have a proper know-how of its working when choosing it for a specific application.  Here in this article we will give you an idea of of gas spring components for your better understanding. The Construction Of The Gas Spring Constitutes The Following...

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

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planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive
Image: Shuttlestock As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season. To ensure your trip is memorable in the best rather than the worst way, here are some things you and your fellow travellers can do to reduce the risk of becoming infected with, or...

Listen To Older Voices: Sam See – Part 4

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listen to older voices: sam see – part 4
This is the fourth and final program in the story of Baby Boomer, musician, composer and producer – Sam See.  Born in 1949 Sam was well educated and quickly developed an analytic mind that was very much balanced with a love for and a talent for playing music. Over the years he has honed his skills as a guitarist, keyboard...

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)

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yusuf islam (aka cat stevens)
FAMED BRITISH #2 British Singer-Songwriter and Musician As one of pop's most creative talents, he sold over 40 million records and then turned his back on fame, changed his religion and his name.  In 1948, Stephen Demetre Georgiou was born to a Greek father and a Swedish mother. Although he was brought up within the Greek Orthodox community, Stephens’ parents sent him...

Coon’s rebranding dilemma: polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy

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coon’s rebranding dilemma: polishing a brand name to stay out of controversy
Picture: Bianca De Marchi/AAP The makers of Coon cheese will no doubt have paid close attention to the publicity surrounding Nestle’s rebadging of its Red Skins and Chicos confectionary brands. While the change of Chicos to Cheekies was uncontroversial, the change of Red Skins to Red Ripper – a name given decades ago to Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo –...

Sunday essay: 5 museum objects that tell a story of colonialism and its legacy

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sunday essay: 5 museum objects that tell a story of colonialism and its legacy
This wooden dish from Broome, pre-1892, was made by Yawuru people, collected by police and later presented by the Commissioner of Police, Colonel Phillips, to the WA Museum.  Courtesy of the WA museum Two new Australian museums are emerging from old ones as the year draws to a close. The new Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney assembles rich collections...

Cream Of The Crate Review # 217 : John Mayall – Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton

cream of the crate review # 217 : john mayall – blues breakers with eric clapton
      These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.      This is album review number 217 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection...