Australia

Comedy Duo Cheech and Chong Drop Australian Tour

Cheech-and-ChongVeteran American comedy duo Cheech and Chong have cancelled their Australian tour as Chong is being treated for rectal cancer.

The veteran comedians were about to fly to Brisbane on Thursday for their ‘Up In Smoke Greatest Hits’ tour.

It was told that Chong was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, and in 2013 said he had defeated the disease.

Westpac to Apply Tougher Tests to New Property Investor Borrowers

Westpac to Apply Tougher Tests to New Property Investor Borrowers Westpac, an Australian bank and financial-services provider, is going to apply tougher tests to new property investor borrowers while assessing how they would manage with higher interest rates in response to regulators' attempts to prevent the housing market from overheating.

Barrick Gold Corp Will Sell Two mines of Its Mines to Reduce Debt by $3 Billon

Barrick Gold Corp Will Sell Two mines of Its Mines to Reduce Debt by $3 BillonThe largest gold producer of the world, Barrick Gold Corp aspires to go "back to the future" when its roots were lean and agile and its business model centred around an environment where the company's operational heads enjoyed more autonomy and accountability.

Estimates of Aluminium Price of Alcoa Inc. ‘Similar’ to Present Levels

Estimates of Aluminium Price of Alcoa Inc. ‘Similar’ to Present LevelsOn Monday, William Oplinger, the Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa Inc. said that the company has used an aluminium price which also includes the benchmark futures and also the regional premiums which are comparable to present level for its forecast for 2015 of $500 million.

ANZ Warns that Customers will suffer in case Banks are Forced to keep Higher Capital Reserves

ANZ Warns that Customers will suffer in case Banks are Forced to keep Higher Capital ReservesANZ said that, in case the government forces the big banks to stockpile extra amount of capital as reserve so that they are well protected if another financial crisis happens it will weigh on the loan customers. In such a case, the interest rates for loan will ease by 50 basis points which will add $100 per month to the mortgage repayments.

Rare cancer sufferer back on his feet after receiving titanium printed heel

Rare cancer sufferer back on his feet after receiving titanium printed heelA 71-year-old with an uncommon manifestation of malignancy is once again on his feet in the wake of having his heel removed and supplanted with a 3d printed titanium copy.

In June, Len Chandler was diagnosed with an uncommon cartilage tumor in his right heel.

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