Study at a US university if you want to be sure of a job

Research engineer Dan Guevarra, front, and staff scientist Cheng Xiang at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Bloomberg

Research engineer Dan Guevarra, front, and staff scientist Cheng Xiang at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Bloomberg

US universities are the best ones for getting graduates into jobs.

Data from Emerging, an India HR consultancy, shows seven of the top 10 universities most likely to put graduates into work are based in the US – with California Institute of Technology at the top of the list.

CA ANZ finds businesses losing faith in Aussie unis

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Only two in five employers believe that the education system is sufficient in ensuring employees are “job ready”, as the accounting industry grapples with its own issue of inadequacies on the tertiary education front.

A new report, The Future of Talent, commissioned by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), revealed that only 42 per cent of employers agree that the current education system does a good job in preparing people for careers in their organisation.

Rents could rise if landlords turn to short-term-stay alternatives

‘We Live Here’ residents advocacy group claims that short-stay websites are pushing up rents.Source:Getty Images

‘We Live Here’ residents advocacy group claims that short-stay websites are pushing up rents.Source:Getty Images

RENTS could rise if landlords began to favour short-term-stay opportunities over the private residential rental market, the state’s leading real estate body has warned.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria vice president Leah Calnan said investors could pull their properties from the market and put them on short-stay accommodation websites to avoid having to abide reformed rental laws announced by the State Government last month.

Owners fight Airbnb 'party' apartments with fingerprint scanners

Australian Financial Review  |  Wednesday 22 November 2017

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Finger print scanners are being installed by property owners to prevent wild Christmas parties in rented apartments from spilling into swimming pools and other communal areas.

Alarmed owner occupiers claim wild weekend parties are being held in short-term rentals, often rented out by their owners who do not live in the block.

PROTECT US: Firefighters want 40km/h zones at crash sites

PROTECT THE PROTECTORS: Northern Rivers firefighters are calling on the NSW government to protect all emergency service workers by introducing a 40km/h zone for motorists

PROTECT THE PROTECTORS: Northern Rivers firefighters are calling on the NSW government to protect all emergency service workers by introducing a 40km/h zone for motorists

SENIOR Rural Fire Services personnel are lobbying to the State Government to introduce a 40km/h incident zone in an effort to keep volunteers safe at crash sites.

NSW RFS Northern Rivers zone manager, Superindendent Michael Brett, said emergency service workers faced risks when attending motor vehicle crashes, Hazmat or fire incidents and did not need the additional worry caused when passing drivers refused to slow down.

'Your world shatters': Bree Amer Wilkes on the heartbreak of stillbirth

Bree and Evan had been overjoyed to be expecting a little boy. (Image: Instagram)

Bree and Evan had been overjoyed to be expecting a little boy. (Image: Instagram)

A baby shower should be a joyful occasion for an expectant mum, but for Bree Amer Wilkes it was clouded with a growing feeling of dread.

The former Big Brother star and her husband, Evan Wilkes, were counting down the days to the arrival of their first child, a son named Archie.

'Your world stops turning': Powerful new video highlights tragedy of stillbirth

Three families share the pain of stillbirth in a new video from the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Photo: Shutterstock Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/pregnancy/miscarriage/your-world-stops-turning-powerful-new-video-highlights-tragedy-of-stillbirth-20171117-gzngpq#ixzz4zCdwewjY  Follow us: @essentialbaby on Twitter | EssentialBabyAU on Facebook

Three families share the pain of stillbirth in a new video from the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Photo: Shutterstock

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In Australia there are six stillborn babies every day - a heartbreaking statistic that hasn't changed in 20 years.To highlight the impact on the families who leave hospital without their baby, Stillbirth Foundation Australia has released a powerful new video which shares the stories of three couples coping with their grief and loss.

"This video is a tragic, but vital display of what it means to have a stillbirth," said Victoria Bowring, the Foundation's General Manager. "Only by drawing attention to this public health crisis, can we make a difference. I challenge anyone to look at this and then argue we don't need more funding into stillbirth research, or more education for parents about what can be done to reduce your chances of stillbirth."

Traditional owner groups to make most of Gove refinery closure

Rio Tinto’s alumina refinery on the Gove Peninsula, when it was still operating.

Rio Tinto’s alumina refinery on the Gove Peninsula, when it was still operating.

TRADITIONAL owner groups will extract as much business as possible while Gove’s Rio Tinto alumina refinery is dismantled, but are acutely aware of the long-term pain which may follow.

The NT News yesterday revealed mining heavyweight Rio Tinto’s decision to end the “care and maintenance” mode of the East Arnhem refinery, which had been in place since the plant’s operations were mothballed and 1100 jobs cut in 2013. This call means the plant will never be reopened.

Bill Gates and China partner on world-first nuclear technology

"This is a pioneering work in China-U.S. high-tech cooperation, which is on a voluntary basis. This shows the open attitudes of both sides,": Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: AP

"This is a pioneering work in China-U.S. high-tech cooperation, which is on a voluntary basis. This shows the open attitudes of both sides,": Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: AP

Bill Gates' nuclear firm TerraPower and the China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an agreement to develop a world-first nuclear reactor, using other nuclear reactors' waste

TerraPower chairman Bill Gates and Chinese premier Li Keqiang signed a joint venture agreement to create the Global Innovation Nuclear Energy Technology company, which will build a Travelling Wave Reactor and commercialise the technology.

Thirlmere Lakes $1.9 million research project will keep community updated

Ranger Ben Owers and OEH director of water wetlands and coast lines Tim Pritchard at Thirlmere Lakes. Picture: Carmela Roche

Ranger Ben Owers and OEH director of water wetlands and coast lines Tim Pritchard at Thirlmere Lakes. Picture: Carmela Roche

Unravelling  the mystery of fluctuating water levels at the world heritage-protected Thirlmere Lakes is the goal of a recently started research project.

Data from a water monitoring project started in 2014 showed that the five lakes respond to local rainfall but the exact cause of the fluctuations remains unknown.