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A study into the credibility of Hong Kong Media Organisations

The aim of this study is to determine the credibility of five different articles on the land reclamation policy announced by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, during the Annual Policy Address on 10th October 2018. Lam announced the Hong Kong Government was to pursue the reclamation of land in Lantau to ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis. The policy was met with a fair degree of concern over cost, environmental concerns and debate over effectiveness. By credibility, we aim to determine how
By Gursimran Hans
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Book Review: The Fall by Albert Camus – Gursimran Hans –

Albert Camus’s The Fall tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Clamance, a former Parisian lawyer staying in Amsterdam, who is very similar to the characters of Meursault in prior Camus novels, only he is on a nuclear scale. Clamance bumps into someone in the bar one night, the reader and recounts his story. First published in 1956 and totalling under 100 pages, Clamance has lived the high-life and tasted all sorts of physical pleasure but metaphysically it’s a different story. Feeling empty and ful
By Gursimran Hans
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HoCWC: 1983 and how India announced their arrival on the World stage

The third instalment of the Cricket World Cup saw the West Indies attempt to win a third consecutive world championship at Lord’s. England would host the tournament once more — but with an increased number of venues. The six grounds that had hosted matches in 1975 and 1979 all hosted three matches each but County Grounds in Derby, Bristol, Taunton, Chelmsford, and Southampton, as well as St. Helen’s, Grace Road, Nevill Road and New Road, would all host one game each. England, of course, qualif
By Gursimran Hans
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Chinese Spies in the Melbourne Office of Securecrop

Chinese Intelligence Agencies seem very aggressive in exploiting Australia’s national interests. Australian intelligence and security organizations have found the Chinese developing and utilizing their surveillance, cyber espionage, recruitment methods, artificial intelligence and stealing of intellectual property over the past few years.
By James Preston
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Armed Groups Threatening Children in the Central African Republic

The UNICEF Child Alert Report, “Crisis in the Central African Republic,” finds that armed groups are displacing families and their children. Violence broke out in late 2016 and intensified in May 2017 with a dozen armed groups battling over cattle routes and lands rich in diamonds, gold, and uranium. Rather than battling each other, these violent groups have been attacking health and educational facilities, personnel, and religious gatherings.
By James Preston
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The Real Tastemakers Behind Artificial Flavors

During the early and mid-20th century, when refrigeration was commercially developed and rolled out into modern homes, convenience became an important selling point for processed, ready-to-eat, and frozen foods. However, the methods used to preserve foods against microbial decay for long-term refrigeration and freezing resulted in the deterioration of flavor. The result? Many of these processed foods ended up tasting bland...
By Bryan Le
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Tackling risk and bridging the infrastructure finance gap.

One of the priorities of the G20 under Argentina’s presidency is Infrastructure for Development. The 2018 New Climate Economy report estimates we need to invest $30 trillion to deliver the SDGs by 2030. To bridge this financing gap, we need to unlock private capital investment in infrastructure assets in particular, and ensure those assets are designed for a sustainable future. One way to help that along, is to get better at addressing risk.
By Justin Woolford
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A Thanksgiving for American Democracy

This past winter was the 375th anniversary of my family’s first run-in with an American authoritarian, the Director-General Willem Kieft of the New Netherland Colony. As a consequence of the aptly named Kieft’s War, they huddled in makeshift straw huts inside Fort Amsterdam on Manhattan Island, and watched as all their worldly possessions burned to the ground. “Refugees in their own homeland now, they huddled in the open courtyard, exposed, at the mercy of their several gods, wondering what wou
By Aaron Dentel-Post
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The Resurgence of Marvin Gaye

In the hits “What’s Going On” and “Inner City Blues” we saw a glimpse of Gaye that was different from his traditional pop hits and persona of the 1960s. He used his voice to speak out on issues he saw important like the Vietnam War, poverty, and police brutality, all things that he could relate to as a black, American man. His album was also more influenced by funk and soul than ever before. It was apparent that Marvin was coming into the man he wanted to be while making the music he was passionate about. Disco was on the come up and the style of music was changing with the times, but Gaye made his own lane in music and set a standard for the decade.
By Jada Ojii
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For a Better User Experience, Just add Murals – The Startup

For a Better User Experience, Just add Murals The streets of Venice, CA, are a great example. One trip to Abbot Kinney is all it took; we sparked a love affair with murals. Sure, the people-watching is worthwhile, but the murals steal the show in this town, captivating pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and even “scooter-commuters” (yeah, they’re people, too).
By Daniel Salcius
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Life of eggs: together through sorrow and happiness

Life of eggs: together through sorrow and happiness I appreciated all the days of my life. Though, if you take into consideration that I was born just a week ago and brought to this new place right after, I haven’t seen much in my life. All I know is that my mother never cared about me, so I was taken to a place where millions like me were living. I fell asleep in a beautiful six-place bed with my five brothers from other mothers, and when I woke up, we were placed in a new apartment on the top
By Nina Shahverdyan
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Life of eggs: together through sorrow and happiness

I appreciated all the days of my life. Though, if you take into consideration that I was born just a week ago and brought to this new place right after, I haven’t seen much in my life. All I know is that my mother never cared about me, so I was taken to a place where millions like me were living. I fell asleep in a beautiful six-place bed with my five brothers from other mothers, and when I woke up, we were placed in a new apartment on the top
By Nina Shahverdyan
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We All Need To Design A Life With Purpose, On Purpose

Living a life with purpose and following your passion are two closely related concepts that fuel each other, yet are not the same. This quote helps to better understand the passion vs. purpose relationship: "Lighting the fire that illuminates the way — a.k.a. your passion — takes some initial groundwork, or testing as we like to call it."
By Daniel Salcius
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Writers’ Urgency – Daniel Houlis –

It is as strange a time as any to be a writer. Or maybe it’s the strangest. There are some obvious things that can threaten a contemporary writer’s sense of peace and work-life balance: 3. Expecting too much from ourselves Number one might speak for itself. Number two might too, but is still worth a look. A ubiquitous digital notepad is a blessing and a curse. Lots of my thinking and conversations lately have centered around the role of abundance in our lives. If you have a moment for a qui
By Daniel Houlis
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Wayne Rooney Farewell: 10 Other examples of international testimonials

Controversy surrounds Wayne Rooney’s recall for a farewell appearance for England against the United States. However, international farewells and testimonials are not completely unheard of. Whilst Paolo Maldini turned down the opportunity to play for Italy in a friendly against Northern Ireland as he approached retirement and David Beckham famously said he would never retire from England after suggestions England’s November 2010 friendly against France would be his farewell, they have become in
By Gursimran Hans
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The Statue of Liberty: The Lady with a Lamp – Tiffany Cook –

In the center of New York Harbor on Ellis and Liberty Islands stands a lady, and her name is the Statue of Liberty: Lady with a Lamp. There are many stories surrounding those who have seen her and this could have been one of them. In the Communist country of Poland there lived a little Jewish girl named Sarah and her family. The year was 1946. World War II had recently ended and Poland was still suffering from the affects of war as well as the loss of their freedom to Communist domination. Sara
By Tiffany Cook
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