Australian news network under investigation over pokie reform comments

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched an investigation into the Nine Network over comments by its football commentators regarding the government’s planned poker machine reform. An ACMA statement yesterday read: “ACMA has confirmed that it is investigating a complaint that Channel Nine broadcast political material without adequately identifying […]

Gene mutation produces autism-like traits in mice

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 By causing the mutation of one specific gene, researchers have produced mice with two frequently encountered behavioral traits of persons diagnosed with autism. Autism commonly affects the ability to interact socially and is associated with repetitive behavior. The finding was reported in the March 20 online edition of Nature. Using mice, […]

Two unconscious drug-overdosed men discovered outside University of Canberra residence hall

Friday, April 12, 2013 Yesterday morning in the Australian Capital Territory, two unconscious men were discovered outside the University of Canberra’s New Ressies. Police said both men were in critical condition after being transported to nearby Calvary Hospital. According to the University of Canberra and Campus Living Services, who operate the university’s residence halls, neither […]

New Jersey to legalize medical marijuana

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 New Jersey’s state legislature has passed a bill that will legalize medicinal marijuana for patients with chronic disease. The state’s outgoing Governor, Jon Corzine, said that he will sign the bill before he leaves office next week. Upon passage of the bill, New Jersey will become the 14th state in the […]

Tour de France: Daniele Bennati wins stage 17

Thursday, July 26, 2007 File:060404 beloki contador.jpg Daniele Bennati of Italy has won stage 17 of the 2007 Tour de France in a time of 4h 14′ 04″. Alberto Contador of Spain, who finished with the peleton gets the yellow jersey since Rabobank pulled the previous leader, Michael Rasmussen from the Tour. The 188.5 km […]