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Smoking Cigarettes Can Take A Full Decade Off Your Life
2013-10-14 06:02:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two-thirds of all smokers die as a result of their tobacco-based habit, and lighting-up on a regular basis can reduce a person’s lifespan by a full decade, researchers from the Sax Institute in Australia claim in a new study. According to a report by the Australian Associated Press (AAP), the researchers reviewed four years’ worth of health records belonging to over 200,000 Australians as part of the ‘45 and Up Study.' They...

2011-08-15 05:10:00

The Great Barrier Reef is being damaged by the use of agricultural pesticides, claims a new Australian government report on water quality at the World Heritage site. According to the Australian Associated Press (AAP), the report shows that more than 60,000 pounds of pesticides leak into the Great Barrier Reef each year, while the government has deemed that the water in the reef is "moderate" in quality. The report card, which was released on Friday, was based on data collected from 2008 and...

2011-04-27 05:17:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MINDS International, the global association of digital news agencies, has expanded its reach with the addition of four news agencies to its network. At a recent General Meeting in London, MINDS announced its newest members as Australian Associated Press (AAP), Danish Ritzaus Bureau, Swedish Tidningarnas Telegrambyra (TT) and the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. In addition, MINDS has also announced the appointment of Clive Marshall, CEO of the...

2011-03-28 12:04:00

LONDON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian Associated Press (AAP) and KnowledgeView have raised the bar of the mobile technology industry in the region and worldwide when they concluded in December 2011 a wide-ranging agreement to co-develop and offer to the Australian publishing market advanced mobile, iPhone and iPad applications based on the 'Publish live mobile' technology from KnowledgeView. AAP, considered to be the most reliable reference in Oceania for news sources...

2009-01-13 01:26:00

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pagemasters, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Associated Press (AAP), has been awarded a contract by the UK's biggest selling newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and sister title The Sunday Telegraph, to provide sub-editing for the newspapers' weekend supplements. The agreement with Telegraph Media Group (TMG), which will result in Pagemasters sub-editing 150 pages a week, is the fourth major sub-editing contract awarded to Pagemasters....

2006-04-05 23:42:21

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian mother has been ordered to stand trial on charges of murdering her four children over a five-year period, a court official said on Thursday. Carol Matthey, 26, of Bannockburn, about 100km (62 miles) southwest of the southern Australian city of Melbourne, pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder, the official told Reuters. The trial will begin on July 4. Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported that Matthey, who was released on bail, was...

2005-12-15 23:52:43

MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) - Two men arrested in Australia's biggest terror swoop discussed assassinating the prime minister, killing policemen and even attacking crowds at sports events, a court was told on Friday. The men, one a Islamic cleric, were part of a group of 18 Muslims arrested in police raids in Melbourne and Sydney in November and charged with being members of a terrorist organisaton and/or plotting a terrorist attack. During a bail application in the Melbourne...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.