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Curnow fine but Marchbank out for round one

Meanwhile Marchbank is undergoing a block of training the Blues hope will have him ready to return early in the season after a back problem interrupted his pre-season. He played the final eight games in 2018 and is an important part of the Blues’ backline. Caleb Marchbank will not play …

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The four most exciting phones from MWC

One area in which Samsung will undoubtedly have an advantage is price. With OLED panels of this size both will be expensive, but the Mate X includes a 5G modem for next-gen network speeds, which also necessitates a massive 4500mAh battery. Australian prices are not yet announced, but based on …

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‘I’m still coming to terms with what I’ve been through … I cry every day’

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On a steamy morning in an inner Melbourne street, I knock on a small square door, which appears to be the only entrance to this converted warehouse. It swings open and a stooped Red Symons appears. I bend down and enter what …

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The Melbourne couple building a $15m art gallery next door

Yueji is used to the fastidiousness of her architect husband, whether that means scaling a construction site or driving three hours to a regional Victorian nursery to choose trees that meet his exacting vision for their new museum’s courtyard. “So painful, I know!” she laughs. “I say to everybody, ‘Living …

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Dicey Topics: Jimmy Barnes talks bodies, death and religion

Oh, I got to the point where I was doing a lot of drugs, drinking three or more vodka bottles a day. I couldn’t get up anymore. I could hardly breathe. Three bottles is a lot. Is the predisposition to drink so much inherited biologically or taught? Both. I was …

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Real creepy: this site generates fake headshots

Just a few weeks ago, an artificial intelligence research group backed by Elon Musk announced they’d invented “deepfakes for text“. An AI system is fed some lines of writing, anything from George Orwell to a newspaper article about Brexit, and writes the next few sentences based on its assessment of …

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Hey kiddo, it’s time to laugh and learn

IVIEW: Bluey ABC KIDS Bluey, her four-year-old sister, Bingo, and Bandit create elaborate, imaginative games from the everyday. What struck me about ABC Kids’ Bluey, the home-grown hit cartoon about a blue heeler pup and her Brisbane family, is that it caused my daughter to throw her head back, squeal …

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Ask yourselves, fellow Homo underevolvus, what planet are we on?

Frivolously, I mused that God may have created trees because, looking ahead, He knew Australians would need shade to sit in while attending outdoor summertime productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Matters of heat and shade and trees should be on the minds of all thinking Canberrans, all Australians, at the moment. …

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Yellow Brick Road’s accounts could have $30 million pothole

Mr Bouris,  who has this week been delivering mentoring presentations to entrepreneurs in Sydney and Melbourne, was unavailable for comment. Given the challenges in the sector, and YBR’s history of acquisitions, industry sources said the impairment could be more than $30 million. Since mid 2016, the market value of the …

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Former Westpac CEO David Morgan rules out NAB chairman role

The former ANZ executive is considered to be potential chairman or full-time CEO of NAB although he is expected to face competition for the executive role from Medibank chief Craig Drummond and NAB’s retail boss and former NSW Premier, Mike Baird. Dr Morgan worked closely with Mr Chronican at Westpac …

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