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Dockers clear the decks, axing three players

Loading The Dockers have opted for a clean-out to make room for Jesse Hogan (Melbourne), Rory Lobb (GWS), Travis Colyer (Essendon) and Reece Conca (Richmond) as well as prospective draftees as the holders of picks 14, 31, 43, 65 and 81. The three delistings follow the retirements of veteran warhorse …

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Dockers cut four from 2019 list after busy AFL trade period

Fremantle has axed four players ahead of the 2019 season including popular utility Tommy Sheridan. The 81-gamer revealed his axing after seven seasons on social media, as did fellow delisted teammates Cam Sutcliffe and Brady Grey, while rookie Luke Strnadica was also let go. After a busy and successful trade …

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‘Stupid ugly cow’: Passenger yells racist insults at a black woman, rewarded with ‘extra leg room’

In the video, the man can be heard yelling back at the younger black woman, all while other passengers continue shuffling down the aisle. A male flight attendant with his back to Lawrence’s camera apparently attempts to calm the situation, to little effect. “I tell you, I hope somebody sits …

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I fell for Facebook fake news. Here’s why millions of you did, too.

Fake news creators “aren’t loyal to any one ideology or geography,” said Tessa Lyons, the product manager for Facebook’s News Feed tasked with reducing misinformation. “They are seizing on whatever the conversation is” — usually to make money. This year, Facebook will double the number of humans involved in fighting …

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‘It’s no fun if you know how it ends’: Murakami on the joy of writing

During Sunday’s show, Murakami played a selection of cover versions from jazz and pop. He opened the show paying tribute to Aretha Franklin, playing her version of Frank Sinatra’s My Way, which he only played partially in his earlier show, a week before she died. Loading Murakami said he is …

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McKinsey in damage control over Saudi Arabia claims

Loading It was alleged the report had subsequently been used by the kingdom to silence dissidents. The New York-based firm denied it was working in tandem with the Saudi government, and said it “has not and never would engage in any work that seeks to target individuals based on their …

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Russia warns of retaliation after US confirms nuclear treaty exit

“We’ll have to develop those weapons, unless Russia comes to us and China comes to us and they all come to us and say let’s really get smart and let’s none of us develop those weapons, but if Russia’s doing it and if China’s doing it, and we’re adhering to …

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The billion dollar question hanging over the Nine-Fairfax deal

The competition watchdog is expected to provide its ruling in the next fortnight or so, any objections from the regulator would be an enormous shock.   A scheme booklet has been distributed to Fairfax shareholders, with vote on the deal scheduled for November 19. Loading Yet in another sense, recent market …

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Education Minister: Foreign students a threat to academic independence

“But we are increasingly finding ourselves in a situation where any type of constructive criticism of these countries within universities is met with howls of outrage from student bodies that are funded by and affiliated with foreign governments.” International students are coming to Australia in record numbers, making education the …

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NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis

The report said the inquiry had highlighted the “many, pressing issues facing the waste industry in New South Wales”. These included concerns about an increase in illegal dumping, including the “insidious crime” of dumping contaminated waste such as asbestos. The committee was also alarmed by the large and growing amounts …

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