Email By Rebecca Puddy Posted November 21, 2019 15:08:43 Photo: Bankers believe former Queensland senator Fraser Anning is in the United States with his daughters and wife. (AAP: Glenn Hunt) Related Story: Controversial former far-right senator Fraser Anning facing bankruptcy Related Story: Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged in Melbourne Map: Adelaide 5000 Former Queensland senator Fraser Anning's travel records are being subpoenaed from the Department of Home Affairs, as bankers attempt to locate him overseas to serve him with bankruptcy papers. Key points:The Department of Home Affairs is being asked to hand former senator Fraser Anning's travel documents to Bendigo BankThe bank has applied to bankrupt Mr Anning and his wife over a $185,000 debt It is believed Mr Anning is in the United States with his daughters Bendigo Bank subsidiary ABL Nominees is seeking to bankrupt the former Queensland senator over an unpaid debt of $185,000, understood to be related … [Read more...] about Fraser Anning’s travel records sought in bankruptcy application by Bendigo Bank
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Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas has collaborated with Kavita Paudwal for a Marathi Bhavgeet single, titled Ranga Dhanoocha Zhula. The number marks the debut of the veteran singer in the world of Marathi songs. The music for Ranga Dhanoocha Zhula has been composed by veteran music composer Ashok Patki and the lyrics have been penned by lyricist Mandar Cholkar. On making his Marathi musical debut, Udhas said: “This is for the first time that I am singing in Marathi in my three decade old music career, despite staying in Mumbai all these years. I am extremely happy to collaborate with Kavita and Ashok Patkiji for this extremely soulful rendition. I am sure the song will touch the hearts of the Marathi music lovers globally.”Kavita, daughter of renowned singer Anuradha Paudwal, shared that it was her mother’s “idea to collaborate with the legendary Pankaj Udhasji, for a Marathi Bhavgeet, as his sweet style of singing goes beautifully with the genre. He is so popular … [Read more...] about Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas makes Marathi musical debut with Anuradha Paudwal’s daughter Kavita
Video PlayerClose CANBERRA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- A fire danger warning remains in place in South Australia (SA) after properties were lost on Wednesday. Authorities on Thursday confirmed that at least 33 people were treated for minor fire-related injuries and 11 properties were damaged by more than 45 bushfires amid catastrophic conditions on Wednesday. "I think people are just in a bit of shock reacting to the situation," the Mayor of the hardest-hit Yorke Peninsula Darren Braund told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Residents around Adelaide, the state's capital city, on Thursday awoke to the city blanketed in smoke. The Country Fire Service (CFS) issued a "watch and act" message for nine regions, warning residents that they are under threat from uncontrolled fires. "If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place," it said. The fires began on Wednesday when temperatures across the state soared above 40 degrees centigrade. They were … [Read more...] about Over 30 South Australians injured by bushfires in catastrophic conditions
By David Fickling Investors are turning their back on fossil fuels. Sweden’s central bank sold its holdings of sovereign debt issued by Canadian and Australian local governments dependent on fossil fuel extraction, the Riksbank said last week. A day later, the European Investment Bank said it would stop providing funding for conventional fossil fuels by 2022. One response might be to yawn. Divestment has “reduced about zero tonnes of emissions. It’s not like you’ve capital-starved people making steel and gasoline,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates told the Financial Times in September. That view seems to be grounded in solid academic research: One influential 1996 study of the divestment campaign against the shares of companies involved in apartheid South Africa found the moves had “little discernible effect.” Why should the current hue and cry against carbon-intensive fuels be any different? The argument that shareholder divestment campaigns … [Read more...] about What Bill Gates gets wrong about fossil fuels
Like every year, there are several contenders for Person of the Year, 2018. I thought of Fortnite, the gaming sensation, but it pales in front of the Chinese checkers between Trump and Jinping. McCain and Bush’s demise reminded us of Vietnam, Iraq and the Cold War. On the centenary of Armistice, a new war may have just begun. Trade conflict is a small part of a larger battle. America’s ‘Tariff man’ should better know that his tantrums can trample Mexico or Canada, but it’s difficult to trump China. Remember, China and India accounted for over half of global GDP two centuries ago. It is not the West’s sunset time yet, but the clock is reversing. US hegemony is challenged as China gradually regains its polar position. Yes, China is ascending a great wall of debt, but its will to dominate is taller. Arrest a CFO, impose tariffs, block investments or play military games; nothing would cut the Middle Kingdom’s ambitions. The boundaries of … [Read more...] about Person of the Year: Definitely not Trump, Modi, Mbappe, MeToo brigade, Fed or FAANG!