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Ecosave Coming to Philly

It seems Aussie energy efficiency firm Ecosave has decided to locate its U.S headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and by the sounds of this press release, the move is already underway. The two year search came down to two key factors “…being among thought leadership in green buildings at the Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub […]

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Rugby League World Cup qualifying kicks off

The race to fill the two remaining spots in the 2013 World Cup gets under way this weekend with fixtures as far apart as Philadelphia and Padova. Russia player-coach Eduard Ososkov knows his side will be battling against the odds when they take on a star-studded Italian team in the opening game of the European […]

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Delaware Investments Raises $124,000 for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia in Charity Golf Tournament

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Thanks to generous support from sponsors and employees, Delaware Investments raised $124,795 in its charity golf outing — the Delaware Investments Charity Classic — for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. The Macquarie Group Foundation, which encourages staff to participate in and organize fundraising activities for nonprofit organizations, is matching […]

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Former Australian Football Star Sav Rocca’s Kicks Hanging With The Best

  ASHBURN — As one of the all-time greats in Australian rules football, Sav Rocca was used to living the life of a celebrity. He’d be recognized on the street as the full-forward for the Collingwood Magpies, where he played his first nine seasons, or the North Melbourne Kangaroos, from which he retired after six […]

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Lend Lease rushes Prussia sale: Aussie construction company expects to walk away with a $US100m profit

  LEND Lease has agreed to sell its stake in one of the largest shopping centres in the US to the Morgan Stanley Prime Property Fund in a deal that values the asset at $US1.25 billion ($1.18bn). Lend Lease has a 50 per cent interest in the King of Prussia shopping mall, northwest of Philadelphia, […]

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Westfield upbeat on U.S., Australia retail sales

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — U.S. retail sales have improved “enormously” and a benign trading environment in Australia is showing signs of life, executives from global shopping mall giant Westfield Group (WDC.AU) said Wednesday. High unemployment continues to buffet U.S. consumer confidence and in Australia consumers are jittery about higher interest rates designed to cool the country’s […]

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Qantas and American Airlines partnership to slash US fares

  A PROPOSED alliance with American Airlines will cut fares to almost two-thirds of US destinations and $700 off the cost of flying to four major ports, Qantas has told the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. The airline says its proposed joint business arrangement would also allow a “Walkabout Pass” for those travelling to the […]

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Major League Baseball Extends Backing of Australian Academy Through 2012

Major League Baseball agreed to continue backing its annual Australian academy for another two years, extending a development program that’s helped produce 164 professional players over its first decade. In partnership with the Australian Baseball Federation since 2001, the MLB Australian Academy Program runs for seven weeks each year on the Gold Coast in Queensland. […]

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Sydney Symphony loyal to chairman despite losses

THE Sydney Symphony Orchestra yesterday posted its third successive deficit and reappointed chairman John Conde for another three years, despite concerns about possible conflict of interest. Orchestras worldwide are under threat, with one of the US’s top-five orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra, last month filing for bankruptcy. Mr Conde has served on the orchestra’s board since […]

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World War I veteran, Australia’s oldest man, Claude Choules dies at 110

WA’s national treasure Claude Choules, Australia’s oldest man and the world’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died in Perth aged 110. Mr Choules was a man who made the best of life and devoted himself to his family and country. His fighting spirit helped him survive two world wars, and also live long […]

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