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About Dan
Dan Nolan is a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary.
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English
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Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
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Best Middle Grade of 2023: David Allen Sibley

04 Dec 2023  |  www.kirkusreviews.com
David Allen Sibley's first book for young readers, 'What It’s Like To Be a Bird (Adapted for Young Readers)', published by Delacorte, is highlighted as one of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2023. The book, which took over 15 years to develop, aims to connect children with nature through birding, offering a simplified and interactive text compared to the original 2020 edition. Sibley emphasizes the benefits of birding for young people, including its effectiveness in controlling ADHD. The book is designed for readers of all ages with an interest in nature and science and is intended to be read in random order. Sibley also shares his favorite bird-related nonfiction works of the year by Jennifer Ackerman and Christian Cooper, as well as a nostalgic mention of Allan W. Eckert's 'Incident at Hawk’s Hill'.

Obituary: Keith Richardson was one of Ontario’s longest-serving regional chairmen

01 Oct 2023  |  The Hamilton Spectator
Keith Richardson, one of Ontario’s longest-serving regional chairmen, retired in 1994 and was proud of securing significant provincial funding for water and sewer projects, including a $20 million pipeline from Lake Erie to Hagersville.

Animal welfare British Horseracing Authority changes rules after abattoir investigation

01 Oct 2023  |  Morning Star
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has amended its rules to ensure all racehorses entered to run in Britain are signed out of the human food chain, following a BBC Panorama investigation revealing the slaughter of 4,000 former racehorses in Britain and Ireland since 2019. The new rule, effective January 1, aims to prevent horses from being sold for human consumption and will apply to all horses trained in Britain, with potential extensions to international runners. World Horse Welfare's Roly Owers and BHA's James Given provided cautious and supportive perspectives on the change, emphasizing the need for monitoring and further action if necessary.

Robinson rues injury worry and mistakes in the field on potentially decisive day of first Ashes Test

01 Oct 2023  |  Morning Star
Ollie Robinson expressed concerns over Ben Stokes' injury and missed fielding opportunities as England struggled on the second day of the Ashes opener in Brisbane. Despite Robinson's impressive performance, Australia took a commanding lead with significant contributions from Travis Head, David Warner, and Marnus Labuschagne. England faced challenges with officiating errors, particularly with no-ball calls affecting Stokes' bowling. The ICC's technology issues at the Gabba were highlighted, impacting the match's officiating accuracy.

Australian winemakers hopeful for improved relations with China following ambassador's press conference

12 Jan 2023  |  4bc.com.au
Australian winemakers are optimistic about the potential improvement in trade relations with China following a press conference by the Chinese ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian. During the event, Xiao toasted the bilateral relationship with Barossa Valley red wine and acknowledged the possibility of resolving past trade disputes. Despite the current 200% tariff on Australian wine, winemakers like Risko Isic of Sirromet Winery are hopeful but recognize that resuming trade to pre-COVID levels could take years.

Tom wasn't to be seen: Mayor's Olympics quip at Gold Coast counterpart

10 Jan 2023  |  www.4bc.com.au
The Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, has been criticized for suggesting that the Gold Coast should host more events during the Brisbane Olympic Games in 2032. Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson countered, emphasizing that the entire south-east should benefit from the Games. Jamieson also pointed out that Tate was not involved during the critical phases of Queensland's bid for the Olympics.

The nation’s obsession with consultants builds little but waste

21 Nov 2022  |  www.crikey.com.au
The Australian Securities Exchange's (ASX) failed blockchain project exemplifies the problematic reliance on external consultants and the lack of technological acumen in Australian society. The article criticizes the excessive spending on consulting firms like KPMG, EY, and Accenture, which has increased significantly at the taxpayer's expense. The Optus and Medibank hacks are cited as further evidence of technical incompetence. The Victorian government's Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRP) is highlighted as a successful counterexample, having built internal knowledge and infrastructure. The author argues for the need to build technical proficiency within Australia and views the reliance on consulting firms as a wasteful use of resources.

Nurses union warns of ‘very bleak picture’ for exhausted staff dealing with omicron

21 Dec 2021  |  morningstaronline.co.uk
The Royal College of Nursing has expressed concerns over the 'very bleak picture' for nursing staff who are already exhausted from the pandemic, as staff shortages worsen due to COVID-19. NHS data shows a significant increase in staff absences, particularly in London, and the full impact of the omicron variant is yet to be seen. Both RCN director Patricia Marquis and NHS Providers CEO Chris Hopson have highlighted the immense pressure on healthcare workers, who are dealing with the pandemic, staff shortages, and a backlog of routine care.

Men's Football Tottenham v Rennes officially called off due to Spurs' Covid outbreak

09 Dec 2021  |  morningstaronline.co.uk
Tottenham's Europa Conference League game with Rennes was officially postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club, with up to 13 players and staff testing positive. Rennes, already through as group winners, criticized Tottenham for a lack of clear communication. UEFA confirmed the postponement and is discussing a new date, with a December 31 deadline for group games. Tottenham's training ground is closed, and their upcoming Premier League game against Brighton is also likely to be postponed.

Filming for Hurricane Katrina drama wraps with a big splash at Gage Park

22 Oct 2021  |  The Hamilton Spectator
The drama 'Five Days at Memorial,' based on a 2013 book, has completed filming in Hamilton, focusing on the harrowing first five days at a hospital post-Hurricane Katrina, where medical staff faced critical decisions amidst power outages, leading to 45 patient deaths.

Spurs supporters’ trust slams club for lack of engagement over ‘legitimate fan concerns’

07 Oct 2021  |  Morning Star
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust criticized Tottenham Hotspur for refusing to discuss fan concerns about the club's direction, including the team's form and off-field issues such as the search for a new manager and Harry Kane's transfer saga. The trust highlighted the club's lack of communication and the need for change in football governance, as evidenced by the club's actions. An emergency meeting of the trust's board is planned to consider next steps, while Spurs have not commented on the statement. The club is currently eighth in the Premier League under manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Hate broccoli, cauliflower? There could be a scientific reason...

24 Sep 2021  |  www.4bc.com.au
New research has found that vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can emit a bitter taste and foul-smelling gas when mixed with a child's saliva and mouth bacteria, a reaction that also occurs in some adults. Food scientist Damian Frank discovered that individuals with certain oral bacteria break down sulfur-containing compounds, releasing stinky sulfur volatiles. This reaction is consistent among children and adults, but varies from person to person. Children with higher bacterial activity tend to dislike cauliflower more. Frank suggests trying different preparation methods, such as panfrying or steaming, to make these nutritious vegetables more palatable.

Obituary: Geoff Scott was face of CHCH in Ottawa, then served 16 years as Tory MP

23 Aug 2021  |  The Hamilton Spectator
Geoff Scott, a prominent figure at CHCH in Ottawa, served as a Tory MP for 16 years. He decided not to run for re-election at the end of 1992. Shortly after, he was arrested in Ottawa for driving with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit, resulting in a one-year driving ban and a $600 fine.

Obituary: Former Hamilton police chief Brian Mullan aimed to be a problem solver

26 Jul 2021  |  The Hamilton Spectator
Brian Mullan, former Hamilton police chief, is remembered for his significant contributions to the community, including increasing the number of officers in downtown Hamilton, promoting diversity in hiring, and establishing a mounted police unit. He played a key role in managing operations for major events and was instrumental in using civil forfeiture laws to address crime. His legacy is marked by his problem-solving approach and dedication to improving law enforcement in Hamilton.

Obit: Former Spectator reporter Max Wickens was a legendary automotive journalist

17 May 2021  |  The Hamilton Spectator
Max Wickens, a former reporter for The Hamilton Spectator, was a renowned automotive journalist. He began his career in the early 1960s covering crime, politics, and personalities while freelancing auto and racing stories. His passion for cars started after purchasing his first vehicle, a Volkswagen Beetle.
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