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25 min ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

George the Goldfish Swims After Lifesaving Surgery

A goldfish in Australia is swimming in its tank only days after undergoing a life-threatening surgery to remove a tumor from its head. The goldfish, named George, was brought into the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne, Australia, last week after its owner noticed it wasn't swimming or eating properly.

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25 min ago | Examiner.com

Goldfish surgery complete with anesthesia, oxygen and pain meds is a success

A veterinarian surgically removed a tumor from a 10-year-old goldfish, who is someone's beloved pet. George, the goldfish, had a tumor on the side of his head and for a few hundred bucks, that tumor was removed last week and George is already back at home swimming in his pond, according to WSPA News on Sept.

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25 min ago | Bangor Daily News

Veterinarian explains 'high-risk' surgery required to remove tumor 10-year-old goldfish

Goldfish: the reluctant carnival prize, the fish you don't expect to live more than a year or two, the pet you resign yourself to flushing down the toilet once it meets its maker. George, a 10-year-old goldfish in Australia, had a relatively large tumor on its head.

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3 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier To Fly New, Longer Dreamliner

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification.

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7 hrs ago | Grub Street

A Pizza Hut Horrified Animal Lovers With Free Pets for People Who Bought Pizzas

A Melbourne, Australia Pizza Hut restaurant says it made a huge mistake by putting up a sign intended to drum up business for a neighboring pet store. The chain restaurant actually advertised a pets-for-pizza giveaway very similar to your coffee shop loyalty card, apparently, with a sign reading "Buy any 10 pizzas and get one free small animal."

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10 hrs ago | A2Central.com

Oz KFest dates announced: Melbourne Australia, April 17-19, 2015

The next Australian retro computing gathering, Oz KFest, will be happening in Melbourne, Australia, April 17-19, 2015. Come join us downunder for a few of days of retro inspiration, Aussie ingenuity and camaraderie! The goal of the event is to provide a user group style environment to exchange ideas and discuss new developments in retro computing hardware, software, preservation, emulation and other related topics.

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11 hrs ago | Mail on Sunday

Round water bottles are so last year! Now there's a FLAT container...

Round water bottles are so last year! Now there's a FLAT container that fits neatly into a bag - or even your back pocket A company has designed a water bottle that's ideal for the office worker's bag - because it's completely flat. The same shape as a piece of paper, the Memobottle is a slimline, reusable water bottle that slides into your bag to lie next to books and laptops.

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15 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

New Market Report: Calzada Limited (CZD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

It conducts its operations trough its subsidiaries, namely, Metabolic Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd and PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd. . The company, through PolyNovo, has developed the NovoSorb technology, which carries out the development of medical devices for pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Macquarie Expects Jump in Profit

MELBOURNE, Australia-Macquarie Group Ltd., Australia's largest investment bank, has forecast a 25% to 30% jump in net profit in the first half of its fiscal year, compared with a year earlier, but a fall from a strong result in the preceding six-month period. Increased performance fees from the bank's listed and unlisted funds are expected to lift the company's profit slightly for the year through March.

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Canberra City News

Renewing Australian federalism

THE reform of Australia's federation is under review, with a White Paper process currently underway. In partnership with the Australian National University's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and with the University of Melbourne School of Government, "The Conversation" have asked leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy.

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Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley Seven-Year Curse Spells Decline: Australia Credit

Jobseekers fill out electronic registration forms on tablet devices at the Reinvent Your Career expo in Melbourne, Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is now battling rising unemployment, with the jobless rate climbing to 6.4 percent in July, the highest level in 12 years.

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Crikey

Seat of the week: Holt

A once marginal seat now safe for Labor, Holt in Melbourne's south-east has provided a home for Gareth Evans, and more recently Anthony Byrne. Red and blue numbers respectively indicate size of two-party Labor and Liberal polling booth majorities.

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UAport

Report: Australia to send troops to help tackle IS

Australia to send more than 600 military personnel to Middle East to contribute to international operations against Islamic State MELBOURNE Australia will send 600 military personnel to the Middle East to contribute to United States-led international operations against Islamic State militants, according to Australian broadcaster ABC.

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Daily Mail

'I was always terrified of the responsibility of being a dad':...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a PROSTITUTE after they kissed in public' Palin supporters claim birthday brawl was started by daughter's ex-boyfriend who 'tried to get in to their stretch limo Hummer' and Sarah was just defending her family Bride-to-be whose fiancA© died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her ... (more)

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PR-inside.com

Just Published: "Vision Eye Institute Limited (VEI) - Pharmaceuticals ...

Vision Eye Institute Limited is a medical device company. The company provides ophthalmic care services.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Vibe

Watch: Kanye West Pauses During Australia Show To Demand That Fans Stand

During a Melbourne, Australia stop on his Yeezus tour, Kanye West refused to continue with his performance of "Good Life" until everyone in the crowd was on their feet - except of course, for those who were unable to be. "I can't do this song if there's anybody in here sitting down," he said.

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The Age

Antiques roadshow makes its way to Armadale

In this antiques roadshow, 430 lots of prized sculpture, furniture, art, textiles and religious icons valued at $1.5 million travelled from Sydney to Melbourne in containers along the Hume Highway destined for our collecting capital, Armadale. The patron saint of travel, Saint Christopher, wasn't aboard as a statue but he ensured the medieval and renaissance collection of an anonymous Sydney woman arrived in one piece at Mossgreen for an auction on September 14. That was some logistical feat given that an 18th-century stone and forged wrought-iron water well from France weighed 928 kilograms and is worth up to $10,000.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Aussie activists take on World Congress of Families

According to the Guardian newspaper, about 100 demonstrators blocked the entrance to the building where the conference was to take place, preventing many of the scheduled speakers from entering. Monty Python's satirical song 'Every Sperm is Sacred' boomed from a sound system and demonstrators waved signs with slogans like 'Our bodies are our Property' and 'Women are not Incubators.'

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Depressed People Should Not Avoid Work

The Akeelah and the Bee star became the first A... Rail Unions have voted down the BNSF proposal to reduce train staffing to one man. State Senator Al Davis says it takes more than one person to operate a train.

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The Age

AFL 2nd Semi Final at MCG North Melbourne v Geelong

Daniel Wells evades Cameron Guthrie during the AFL 2nd Qualifying Final match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

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