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Fears cheap Asian imports of Papua New Guinea cultural products undermining local market

Anti-gay marriage ad warns of threat to kids As Papua New Guinea celebrates the 42nd anniversary of its independence from Australia, there are concerns the country's cultural products are being appropriated by overseas companies. Women who sew the traditional "meri blouse", a type of dress introduce

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 00:02:35

Australia, China Seek to Boost Economic Ties as U.S. Pulls Back

Australian and Chinese officials held talks in Beijing Saturday aimed at tightening trade and economic ties between the two countries, just as the Trump administration increases scrutiny on the trading practices of the world's biggest exporter. The two nations worked across "a whole range of issues,

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-16 06:41:13

Japan's young and old guard united in their dreams

As the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 official emblem and slogan - in Paris on 19 September - we are interviewing leading figures from the women's game about the past, present and future of the tournament. Two views on Japan's Germany 2011 winSa

FIFA.COM - 2017-09-15 07:00:00

New transfer centre for detained asylum seekers set for construction, PNG Government says

The Papua New Guinea Government has said construction will start soon on a new detention facility for asylum seekers being sent back to their country of origin. The transfer centre will house men sent to Manus Island by the Australian Government whose refugee claims have since been rejected. The PNG

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-15 03:38:00

Papua New Guinea begins paying LNG royalties to landowners

LNG World News PNG LNG jetty (Image courtesy of PNG LNG)The government of Papua New Guinea has started to pay local landowners royalties from the $19 billion ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG project. Landowners have protested several times over the LNG royalties and equity in the project. The PNG LNG p

SHALEMARKETS.COM - 2017-09-14 07:00:00

Huge genetic diversity among Papuan New Guinean peoples revealed

Typical setting of a Goroka village in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research The first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from

PHYS.ORG - 2017-09-14 18:00:06

Papua New Guinea begins landholder LNG royalty payments

The government of Papua New Guinea has started paying local landholders royalties from the ExxonMobil Corp.-operated Papua New Guinea LNG (PNG-LNG) project. PNG-LNG has now been exporting gas for more than 3 years and a 2% royalty has been set aside for eligible landholders in the project areas. Pay

OIL & GAS JOURNAL - 2017-09-14 17:52:11

The islanders of New Guinea are some of the most diverse people in the world. Here's why

If you travel the meandering Sepik River of New Guinea, it quickly becomes apparent that from one bend to the next the people along the banks speak distinct languages. The island's remarkable linguistic diversity reflects real genetic differences, a research team reports this week in Science. More u

SCIENCE NOW - 2017-09-14 16:08:14

Australia coach Mal Meninga names PM's XIII team for Papua New Guinea clash

Cronulla and Manly players have dominated selection in Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga's Prime Minister's XIII team to take on Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday. The Sharks are represented by five players, Manly four, following their upset losses in week one of the NRL finals. Six who played

MSN.COM - 2017-09-12 21:55:51

Papua New Guinea Opposition MPs cross floor to join PM Peter O'Neill's Government

'This one scares me': Irma weakened but still dangerous Papua New Guinea's biggest Opposition party has split, with its leader and most of its members joining the Government. Deputy Opposition leader Sam Basil has brought 12 MPs from the Pangu Pati to the government of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill a

MSN.COM - 2017-09-11 10:51:52

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: All you need to know about New Caledonia U-17

Counting down towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Goal provides you with a guide to New Caledonia's achievements, top players, coach and much more. India is all set to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off on 6th October. 24 countries from six confederations will be competing for o

GOAL.COM - 2017-09-11 17:10:00

Growing from the Edges: A Plan for the Next Billion Seconds

Opening keynote from the PNG Investment Conference, Sydney, 7 September 2017. Reprinted by permission and with thanks. It's possible some of you haven't worked with a futurist before, so let me demystify what it is that I do: My job is to advise clients on how they can 'lean into' trends. It's easie

MEDIUM - 2017-09-10 23:01:01

For the asylum-seekers in one of Australia's controversial offshore detention camps, there's good news and bad news

A few months after that famously tense phone call in January with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Donald Trump reluctantly agreed to honor an Obama-era agreement to resettle up to 1,250 refugees languishing in Australian offshore detention camps. But now there's a new wrinkle. Papua New

PRI - 2017-09-08 12:00:00

Battle to stop PNG's unique and beautiful wildlife from being caught and sold off

Population size of Australia 'prepared to evacuate' Papua New Guinea has the world's third-largest rainforest, but increasing numbers of its unique and beautiful species of wildlife are being caught and sold. The animals are often sold for traditional reasons, for personal consumption or for use in

MSN.COM - 2017-09-08 23:59:13

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Host Cities announced

AFP The four official Host Cities of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 have been announced. Located in the region of Brittany, which will host the entire competition in August 2018, Concarneau (Guy Piriou Stadium), Dinan/Lehon (Clos Gastel Stadium in Lehon), Saint-Malo (Marville Stadium

FIFA.COM - 2017-09-07 07:00:00

Australian government to support Papua New Guinea in tourism projects

The Australian Government aims to take the tourism industry of Papua New Guinea to the next level. The Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis reaffirmed the willingness of his government for supporting and assisting tourism projects and programs in an introductory meeting with the Minister for To

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2017-09-07 16:40:25

Pressure on FIFA bigwig Chung grows as rival PNG federation takes football high ground

September 7 - David Chung, president of the Oceania Football Confederation and the second highest official at FIFA as senior vice president, is under increasing pressure from football stakeholders in his home country Papua New Guinea, where a breakaway group of top clubs is running its own league an

INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.COM - 2017-09-07 03:14:51

Papua New Guineau river cruise takes you to see remote villages and ancient rain forests

If you'd like to explore a region that's largely untouched by mass tourism, set your sights on Papua New Guinea, one of the world's last great frontiers. Cruise operator Coral Expeditions has scheduled a series of weeklong trips down the Sepik River, which flows 700 miles through the country, provid

LA TIMES - 2017-09-06 12:30:00

Time is understood differently across cultures

Forget the gears of a watch. those collections of cogs and springs might help us track the passing hours, but the way we visualize tempo is far more nuanced. "Time is abstract. It can't be tall or short or big or small," says Emanuel Bylund, a linguist at Stellenbosch -University in South Africa. Ti

POPULAR SCIENCE - 2017-09-05 23:45:00

Australia Must Get Serious About Investing in Asia

Sure. It's impressive. No wonder Australians like to boast about their 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth. But the achievement masks a deep complacency and risk aversion that could ultimately undo those gains. A large part of Australia's economic success reflects a huge expansion in trade wit

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-05 20:00:14