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Noni B shares slump as $2.2m loss looms

NONI B's shares have slumped after the troubled fashion retailer revealed it was headed for a $2.2 million loss for 2013/14. [Read entire story]

NZ sharemarket closes mixed

TELECOM shares have dropped 2.6 per cent, extending their decline from a six-year high, and helping nudge the NZX 50 Index lower. [Read entire story]

House prices to rise 10% in 2014: HSBC

A PROMINENT economist expects house prices to rise 10pct in 2014, but warns the Reserve Bank may need to lift interest rates to prevent a bubble. [Read entire story]

Genworth flags up to $250m FY profit

GENWORTH Mortgage Insurance Australia has lifted its first half underlying profit 40pct and flagged a full year profit of up to $250m. [Read entire story]

Rates outlook to remain as clear as mud

THE RBA's board meets next week and will likely keep the cash rate steady, but with the economy's path uncertian, the outlook will remain clouded. [Read entire story]

Sunset picnic setting, Sydney Australia.

Derek Crowley Photography has added a photo to the pool: Hope everyone is having a great week :) (best viewed large,black background) www.derekcrowleyphotography.com [Read entire story]

Website to boost Aussie start-ups

AUSTRALIAN entrepreneurs are getting behind a new website giving free advice and training for business hopefuls. [Read entire story]

Tap Oil shares up ahead of production

SHARES in oil and gas company Tap Oil are more than seven per cent higher as the company's flagship development Manora approaches production [Read entire story]

Aussies to fore in US Open

WORLD surfing title contender Sally Fitzgibbons and three other Australians have cruised through to the third round of US Open. [Read entire story]

Buckley favours mid-season draft

COLLNGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley has proposed a mid-season draft to allow AFL clubs to fix seasons wrecked by injury. [Read entire story]

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- Anita Ao has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Jazz Brothers – Sax

bondibiz has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Courageous Missile short of target

IT was remarkable that the Australian men’s medley relay figured in the medals at all on the last night of swimming, after fielding two rookies and two crocks. [Read entire story]

Campbell simply irresistible

CATE Campbell stepped up to swim the fastest relay split in history to secure the last gold medal for Australia in the pool at the Commonwealth Games today. [Read entire story]

Horton more than just a distance hope

AUSTRALIA is back in the 1500m freestyle game after Mack Horton boldly won silver. [Read entire story]

Weightlifting ignominy for teen

ANTI-DOPING chiefs have called for children to be better educated after a teenage drug scandal cast a shadow over the Commonwealth Games. [Read entire story]

Overturned decision costs Ribouem gold

AUSTRALIA’S Simplice Ribouem has lost the men’s 94 kilogram weightlifting gold medal to Papua New Guinea’s Steven Kari in controversial circumstances. [Read entire story]

Jamaica cleansweeps 400m on track

JAMAICA and Kenya had a night to remember on the third day of the track and field competition while Canada also nabbed two golds. [Read entire story]

Light Travel

rilezyyy has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Australia’s gymnastic reign over

IT has taken 16 years but England has finally enjoyed the sweetest of revenges over Australia in women’s team artistic gymnastics. [Read entire story]

Golden Tranter’s circle of life

GIVEN that his first experience of swimming was nearly drowning, it says a lot for Daniel Tranter to be crowned a Commonwealth champion. [Read entire story]

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_des_Ong has added a photo to the pool: From the series 'Standing & Falling' depicting life and decay of shops in Australian cities and towns. [Read entire story]

Sydney Sunset

JZ_Photography has added a photo to the pool: July 28 2014 Considered to be the most spectacular sunset of the year. [Read entire story]

the bower co-op, marrickville

mark487 has added a photo to the pool: bower.org.au/ sydney, july 2014. [Read entire story]

reverse garbage, marrickville

mark487 has added a photo to the pool: reversegarbage.org.au/ sydney, july 2014. [Read entire story]

Tamarama Winter

wyncliffe has added a photo to the pool: A Winter scene at Tamarama beach. Its been ages since I've been down there to take a photo! (CC0) Public Domain [Read entire story]

NSW principals cautious as BCA president Catherine Livingstone calls for ‘intervention’ in school education

NSW principals have reacted sceptically to calls from the new president of the Business Council of Australia (BCA) for the education system to be overhauled to create a stronger economy. BCA president Catherine [Read entire story]

Topping up Opal cards will be easy, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says

The Transport Minister has responded to criticism that Opal cards will be difficult to buy and top up when station kiosks close. [Read entire story]

Movieland 68: Snowpiercer Meets Hercules!

CJ Johnson reviews Snowpiercer and Hercules. [Read entire story]

Ryugaku and Working Holiday Circle (関西留学&ワーホリサークル)

「留学」や「ワーキングホリデー」にこれから行きたい!また興味のある方のためのサークルです。留学前の不安や、出発準備について相談できる仲間を見つけましょう!将来のこと、現地での生活の不安、何から準備したらいいのか、今の仕事のことなど、色んな情報交換や話し合いの場を作っていきたいと思います。2週間に1回、定期的に梅田で開催します。また、海外の文化や言語に興味のある人たちとの交流も深めていきましょう。 [Read entire story]

Marrickville Post Cafe damaged in second suspected arson attack in a year

A cafe in Sydney's inner west has been targeted in the second suspected arson attack in a year. [Read entire story]

Bacon Lattice Desktop Wallpaper and Bacon Kaboom! Recipe

You had me at B-A-C-O-N! Who doesn’t like the first thing you see when you turn on the computer in … [[ Click on post title to read full story. ]] [Read entire story]

Bacon Lattice Desktop Wallpaper and Bacon Kaboom! Recipe

You had me at B-A-C-O-N! Who doesn’t like the first thing you see when you turn on the computer in … [[ Click on post title to read full story. ]] [Read entire story]

Bacon Lattice Desktop Wallpaper and Bacon Kaboom! Recipe

You had me at B-A-C-O-N! Who doesn't like the first thing you see when you turn on the computer in the morning is BACON? As I know some of you were drooling over this bacon lattice image from the cover of my new [Read entire story]