The Daily Populous

Monday August 20th, 2018 evening edition

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A groundbreaking greenhouse that relies on sunlight and seawater to grow tomatoes officially opens next week, 300 kilometres north of Adelaide.

"It's not just a first for Port Augusta, this is a first in the world.".

At its peak it produces 39 megawatts of thermal energy, which is used for electricity, heating and making water.

All the water used for irrigating the crops is piped from the Spencer Gulf and converted into fresh water using a thermal desalination unit.

Mr Simkins has spent more than two decades running tomato greenhouses in Europe and North America and says the desalinated water is first-class.

"It is unusual in the sense that it's the longest agreement we have in horticulture," Coles head of fresh produce Brad Gorman said.

The Port Augusta facility will produce at least 15,000 tonnes of truss tomatoes a year. »

Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser

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Ms. Argento, who lives in Rome, subsequently turned to Ms. Goldberg — a prominent lawyer for victims of online attacks — to handle the case.

(Mr. Hofstetter is now handling the estate of Mr. Bourdain, who killed himself in June.

Ms. Argento, who had acted in a movie Mr. Weinstein produced, told the magazine that she feared angering him. »

Simone Biles wins every gold medal at U.S. Championships

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BOSTON — All the gold medals for Simone Biles.

The four-time Rio Olympic gold medalist became the first woman to win all five golds at the national gymnastics championships since Dominique Dawes in 1994.

Biles won her first national title on uneven bars, the only event on which she did not earn a medal in Rio or at any world championships. »

Summer weather is getting 'stuck' due to Arctic warming

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Rising arctic temperatures mean we face a future of ‘extreme extremes’ where sunny days become heatwaves and rain becomes floods, study says.

“This summer was where we saw a very strong intensity of heatwaves.

“Short-term heatwaves are quite pleasant, but longer term they will have an impact on society. »

GOP leader accuses Twitter of censoring conservatives, finds out his user settings was hiding tweets

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy learned something about Twitter this week, and it had nothing to do with the supposed censorship of right-wing users.

The California Republican sent a tweet on Friday complaining that conservatives were being censored on Twitter.

McCarthy clearly wants to prove his conservative bona fides by playing the victim of a social media censoring campaign. »