Tag: Australia

The basics of moving from the US to Australia

In the light of recent socio-political events, many Americans have considered relocating and one of the most popular destinations is Australia.


The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.


Climate change and food’s nutritional value

It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time.


business

Grocery bill increases 2 percent as beef and pork prices rise

National food prices rose about 2 percent from a year ago, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).


UVA Athletics

UVA swimmers McLean, Smith win gold at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

UVA swimming sophomore Leah Smith and Class of 2011 graduate Matt McLean both won gold on the second day of the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.


Independent film shooting in Richmond stars Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones

The Virginia Film Office announced today that the family-friendly film On The Wing is currently filming in the Richmond area.


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Wrestling Beat: TNA on Spike after September, Orton punished, or Ziggler being pushed?

Randy Orton punished, or Dolph Ziggler being pushed? It’s neither, so the conspiracy theorists can go back to finding more evidence that a CM Punk comeback is imminent.


UVA Athletics

Former UVA swimmer Matt McLean wins 200m free national championship

Former UVA swimming standout Matt McLean (Class of 2011) won the men’s 200-meter freestyle national title at the Phillips 66 National Championships Thursday (Aug. 7) at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.


business

Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


Blues for a Cure to benefit pancreatic cancer research at UVA

The Sedalia Blues Society and Central Virginia Blues Society are hosting an evening of blues and roots music Sunday to support pancreatic cancer research at the UVA School of Medicine. The acoustic blues review will feature jump blues, country blues, Piedmont blues, Delta blues, North Mississippi blues and other varieties.


Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


#14 Kentucky tops #25 JMU softball in NCAA Tournament

Kentucky catcher Griffin Joiner hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead No. 14 Kentucky to a 2-1 win over No. 25 JMU in the winners’ bracket game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, Saturday.


Juried Art Show sponsored by Staunton Augusta Art Center

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents the Annual Juried Youth Art Show, mixed media by the best K-12 artists from public, private, and independent schools in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.


Staunton Augusta Art Center: March art classes

The Staunton Augusta Art Center and Mary Baldwin College students announce Saturdays-in-March classes for ages 6-10 years, 10:30am-Noon at the R. R. Smith Center, 20 S. New Street in historic Downtown Staunton.


Christine Carrillo to present ‘Trumpet and Friends’ at Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College music professor Christine Carrillo will present “Trumpet and Friends” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.


Scooby-Doo Live! at the Paramount in April

The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring. Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES is set to thrill audiences at The Paramount on April 15.


Earth Talk: Harsh winters and global warming

It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts.


LGBTQ

Global protests of Russian anti-LGBT laws before Sochi Olympics

All Out, the global movement for love and equality, announced a Global Speak Out to support Russian gays and lesbians and call for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws before the Sochi Olympics.