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‘You’re an embarrassment’: Mining CEO blows his top at analysts

‘Why don’t you ask a freaking question?’ The CEO seemed particularly perturbed with one analyst, whom he did not name. “We are going to screw this guy so badly that I don’t believe that they will be able to only resign. They will have to commit suicide,” Goncalves said. Later, …

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Man dies in police custody following Elsternwick bar fight

A body was taken from the scene on Saturday morning.Credit:David Estcourt Victoria Police would not release the name of the 45-year-old Cheltenham man. A crime scene has been set up at Antique Bar as police investigate the death. Blocked by police tape, the chalk board for the bar still advertises …

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Tram restaurant grinds to a halt after failing safety test

The company wants Transport Minister Jacinta Allen to intervene and set a more reasonable deadline on the “bureaucratic deadlock”, Mr O’Brien said, warning the current approach would see 60 employees immediately forced out of work. After 35 years, and more than 3 million customers, the tram restaurants had not had …

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Assange takes legal action against Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. The move comes several months after Ecuador cut off communications for Australian Assange, who has been living inside the country’s embassy in London for over six years. …

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School cook who added kangaroo meat to chilli beef loses job

A Nebraska school cook who mixed kangaroo meat into chilli beef he made for students has lost his job. Potter-Dix Schools Superintendent Mike Williams said on Thursday that Kevin Frei, the junior/senior high school’s head cook in Potter, no longer works for the district. Williams said in a letter to …

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20 men jailed for sex abuse of teenagers in England

London: Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen teenage girls in the city of Huddersfield in northern England. The men were found guilty in a series of trials this year. A judge lifted the reporting restrictions on Friday. Amere Singh Dhaliwal, whom prosecutors said …

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Poetry bookshop Collected Works reaches its final stanza

If the Collected Works bookshop were a poem it would be an epic, one that spanned if not centuries then at least decades. Not a grand, historical work, more a gentle, contemplative one. But, of course, it’s not, and soon the shop with poetry at its beating heart will reach …

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Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom

Still, it’s true house price falls can produce a negative “wealth effect”, particularly for recently mortgaged households, which may trim their spending as they face the prospect of “negative equity”. Loading And yet, lenders have been tightening borrowing criteria for most of this year, under the shadow of the royal …

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Two tales, one truth: The locksmith vs the lawyer in a $75,000 mystery

He has said he was shocked to find out his name was on the title of the two properties and that he did not understand what a trustee was or did. The way events have unfolded in court, the liquidators from Pitcher Partners investigating an alleged $100 million phoenix scam …

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Facebook hires Britain’s former deputy PM Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook has hired former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, making him the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley. The appointment comes at a time when the world’s largest social network is facing criticism from users …

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