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Building slowdown wipes millions off waste group Bingo’s market value

Sydney-based Bingo is a leading provider of waste collection and processing in the building sector, including the demolition and construction of residential and commercial building projects, and public infrastructure projects. “While we have seen some headwinds in some of our key markets in financial year 2019, we expect construction to …

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Daisy Pearce welcomes twins with ‘love and smooches’

Champion Melbourne midfielder Daisy Pearce and her partner Ben have welcomed their newest Demons: twins Sylvie and Roy. Pearce introduced her daughter and son, dressed in Melbourne beanies and booties, on Instagram on Monday. Daisy Pearce and her partner Ben have welcomed their newest Demons: twins Sylvie and Roy.Credit:Twitter: @melbournefc …

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‘Shocking’ lack of preparation exposed Darling River to fish kills: study

Loading “That’s the shocking thing for me – that there’s insufficient environmental water upstream to maintain the basic health of the river in dry times,” he said. The report was compiled by leading scientists chosen by the academy and shared findings with those working on a separate study led by …

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‘I’m still shaking’: Hot-air balloons crash minutes apart in Melbourne’s east

The balloons were two of five from two companies that took off from Bundoora on Monday morning, aiming for parkland around Heatherton in the city’s south-east. When the wind suddenly changed direction and picked up speed, pilots were forced to perform “layover landings” in available parkland. Three landed unscathed. One …

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Girls and their mums learning coding for equality

“Coding is really good because we’ll all have lots of robots in the future and we need to be up to date with the technology.” Run by social enterprise Girl Geek Academy, the workshops feature a talk from Women’s Health East on the under-representation of women in STEM and how …

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Serious all-in-one record player makes getting started easy

I wrote about the Plus a year ago when it released in the USA (it hails from England) and so many readers asked about it that I emailed a likely local importer and suggested he take a look. Nothing happened there but a new import business has started with the …

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Netflix skews streaming speed tests as Telstra claims 12-month victory

Telstra fended off Optus to top Australia’s Netflix ISP Speed Index for 12 months running in January, but only after Netflix failed to offer Telstra’s rivals the chance split their streaming speeds into NBN and non-NBN connections. Telstra announced the milestone with great fanfare last week, having ranked first on …

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‘Very unfair’: Trump warns of ‘retribution’ against SNL after latest skit

“We need wall, because wall works. Wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that, and in fact it’s even easier to understand if you’re not that smart.” This was the seventh tweet that Trump has sent out blasting Saturday Night Live since he hosted the show …

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Melbourne Express, Monday, February 18, 2019

That’s it for us today. Minor delays hitting the trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Sunbury and Werribee lines. Still delays on Wellington Road in Lysterfield and Toorak Road near Kooyong Road. We’ll be back from 6am tomorrow. Have a fabulous Monday. Here’s a map that shows how close the hot-air …

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Are you comfortable with Amazon controlling your smart home?

Then they head to the kitchen, where an Amazon microwave heats up dinner – made from food bought at Amazon-owned Whole Foods, naturally – as you turn down the volume on the Amazon Fire TV Edition television. Amazon’s bid for grocery retailer Whole Foods sent a shudder through the global …

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