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Egypt's 19th century gift to France inspires new children's book 'Grace the Giraffe' – Arab News

Egypt’s 19th century gift to France inspires new children’s book ‘Grace the Giraffe’  Arab News

Average gas price in Los Angeles County rises for 20th consecutive day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose for the 20th consecutive day Thursday, increasing 4.2 cents to $5.587. The average price has increased 34.1 cents over the past 20 days, including 8.5 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price … Read more

What does Origin Energy backing out of gas exploration mean for the Channel Country?

On a stormy afternoon, grazier Kerri Pidgeon and her husband Ken Griffiths are checking creek levels on their sprawling cattle station. Key points: Origin Energy is abandoning its fracking ambitions in Queensland’s Channel Country The move is being welcomed by traditional owners, graziers and lobby groups Advocates say their fight to protect the sensitive river … Read more

Saudi artist Intisar Alyamani to showcase 'dual culturism' at London exhibition – Arab News

Saudi artist Intisar Alyamani to showcase ‘dual culturism’ at London exhibition  Arab News

End of fuel excise discount shouldn’t cause immediate petrol price spike, Treasurer says

The end of a 22 cent cut to petrol taxes next week shouldn’t trigger an immediate spike in prices at the bowser, federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers says. Key points: Temporary tax relief on fuel ends next week The federal government says it is too expensive to continue the tax cut The Treasurer says there is enough … Read more

What We Are Reading: Status & Culture by W. David Marx

What We Are Reading Today: Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction in Tidyverse Authors: KOSUKE IMAI AND NORA WEBB WILLIAMS Quantitative analysis is an essential skill for social science research, yet students in the social sciences and related areas typically receive little training in it. Quantitative Social Science is a practical introduction to data analysis and … Read more

Ottawa announces up to $250M to help Canadians transition to greener home-heating options – National

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault announced that the federal government will invest up to $250 million over four years to help make heating more affordable for families across Canada. Nearly half the amount will be set aside for Atlantic Canadians, he said. In a press conference Thursday, Guilbeault said that the funding … Read more