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New Blue McGovern sustains small back fracture at training

Star Carlton recruit Mitch McGovern has suffered a pre-season setback, the former Crow sustaining a back fracture in a training drill. The Blues reported the 23-year-old has “a small, non-displaced fracture of the back” after he was sent for scans on Friday. “Often with this type of injury players can …

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Classified ads scam: How criminals are passing one victim around

Once they establish the caller is a genuine buyer, they usually direct the conversation to email to start price negotiations. Loading “Once a price is agreed, the scammer requests a considerable payment (up to 50 per cent) upfront by electronic transfer, then provide instructions to contact a freight company to …

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Weekend Washup: ‘Merry Christmas, comrade’ and other festive abuse

There’s the eastern bloc-inspired font, along with North Koreans depicted in the regime’s social realistic style. One holds an e-cigarette, another a copy of Freedom’s Salesman, the book by federal Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm. One wears the logo of the WA Airsoft Club. The Korean printed on the front is …

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Early WA university offers see high scorers, big dreams get first preferences

Oakley Hands said he’s looking at undertaking courses in marketing, graphic design, and photography. During Year 12, he would go on film shoots as a way to relax. Credit:Oakley Hands “It came out way earlier than I expected. I think I accepted it with unrivalled speed. It has the best …

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Landcorp to clear Shenton Park bushland for high-density housing

The community and local council wanted the development, but believed the 10-11 hectares available on the rest of the site was plenty, that clearing half of the corridor would destroy its function, and that Landcorp should retain the whole linkage. The WA Planning Commission’s statutory planning committee in November decreed …

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Chinese national charged with stealing US trade secrets

Washington: The US Justice Department said a Chinese national had been arrested for stealing trade secrets from a US-based petroleum company, his employer, related to a product worth more than $US1 billion. The Chinese national, Hongjin Tan, allegedly downloaded hundreds of files related to the manufacture of a “research and …

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Eighteen men found piled into ute

Eighteen men were found piled into a five-seater ute after police stopped the vehicle in Melbourne’s north-east on Saturday night. The Ford F350 was seen on Para Road, Montmorency about 7.45pm with some men in the rear tray of the ute. The overloaded ute spotted by police.Credit:Victoria Police The vehicle …

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As markets tumble, tech stocks hit a rare and ominous milestone

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average, both of which also include the biggest tech companies, are not far behind after falling 17.5 per cent and 16.3 perc ent from their respective highs. After a month of heavy losses, stocks are on track for their worst year since 2008. …

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Tech stocks drop again as huge losses pile up on Wall Street

“Technology was doing well on the way up because of momentum buying, and if you live by momentum, you die by momentum,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist for CFRA. Loading Several big technology companies, notably Facebook and Twitter, have also suffered as a result of scandals over matters such …

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He suspected his roommate left the racist graffiti. He didn’t know about the poison

“This was over a period of time with small amounts of poisoning occurring,” Morganelli said. “It was added to food and drinks in the refrigerator.” Yang – an international student from China – was arrested and charged on Thursday with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Morganelli …

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