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Apple reboots iPad Pro, revives MacBook Air

Like the iPhone, the iPad Pro now features no headphone jack, so you’ll need to use that USB-C port with an adapter to listen using standard 3.5mm earbuds. Like the iPhone, the iPad Pro is now essentially all screen. Despite a new solid-looking metal edged design that recalls older iPhones, …

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Good Friday double-header: 2019 fixture details confirmed

“I’m looking forward to speaking with West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett as to how we can make this a great event that benefits the broader community through a charitable cause. Loading “I understand there may still be some objections to the game on religious grounds but we believe there is …

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‘Doesn’t get any bigger’: GWS Giants host Hawthorn in Canberra

It comes two seasons after the Giants hosted the Western Bulldogs in the club’s first Friday night game at a sold-out Manuka Oval in what chief operating officer James Avery labels a roaring success on all fronts. Loading “We pushed hard to ensure we got the second ever Friday night …

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NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Cape Canaveral, Florida: A NASA probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten, setting a new world record. On Monday, the Parker Solar Probe surpassed the record of 43 million kilometres set by Helios-2 back in 1976. And it will keep getting closer to the …

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‘Denmark would win every time’: Danes hit back at White House

“I’m ready to enter a competition at any time with the Americans on who has the best societal model,” Rasmussen wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “Because I know that Denmark would win every time.” Loading Nick Haekkerup, foreign policy spokesman for Denmark’s biggest party in parliament, the opposition …

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German nurse admits to killing 99 patients

“We want him to get the sentence that he deserves,” said Frank Brinkers, whose father died in an overdose allegedly administered by Hoegel. “When this trial is over we want to put this whole thing behind us and find closure.” Hoegel said he killed the patients so he could play …

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‘We tried to sign him’: Steve Corica rues the one that got away

Defiant in the face of defeat, Steve Corica insists Sydney FC was the better team despite their 2-1 loss to Adelaide United in Tuesday night’s pulsating FFA Cup final. The Sky Blues were beaten for the first time during Corica’s reign as coach in front of a packed Coopers Stadium. …

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Top super funds announced by SuperRatings

All nine finalists in the MySuper category are investment options of not-for-profit super funds. Loading Finalists include AustralianSuper, CareSuper, First State Super, HESTA, Hostplus, Intrust Super, QSuper, Rest and Sunsuper. Kirby Rappell, SuperRatings’ executive director, said awards recognised those superannuation and pension funds that have gone above and beyond in delivering …

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Cockatoo Island’s bleak history comes back to haunt us

Previous residents of the commanding officer’s building on Cockatoo Island are said to have reported footsteps going up and down the stairs when apparently there had been nobody there. Perhaps those of the murdered guard who regularly patrolled the building. The Empire newspaper of December 7, 1857, reported thus: “At …

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We’re a step closer to understanding Australia’s first people

They looked at the detail on the ground as they think it would have been around 60,000 years ago – how easy it would be to hike across a particular island and how close to fresh water it might be. Migrants, they reckon, would have made the least-difficult trek with …

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