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Daily Archives: September 1, 2019

‘It’s devastating’: Hurricane Dorian hammers Bahamas, threatens Florida

There were indications that the slow-moving Dorian would veer sharply northeastward after passing the Bahamas and track up the US Southeast seaboard. But authorities warned that even if its core did not make US landfall, the potent storm would likely hammer the coast with powerful winds and heavy surf. South …

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Charm offensive: Elon Musk leaves China with plenty of fans … and a big win for Tesla

Elon Musk’s charm offensive in China appears to have paid off. The billionaire chief executive officer of Tesla won a tax exemption for the electric-car maker, got to promote his ground-digging Boring Co. passion project and even drew praise on social media for his frugal food and accommodation choices – …

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Hurricane Dorian hammers Bahamas, threatens Florida

Even a glancing blow from one of the strongest storms ever to menace Florida could bring torrential rains and damaging winds, the Miami-based NHC said. “On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Great Abaco this evening and move near or over Grand Bahama …

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Holmes sticks with NFL as a host of NRL clubs wait to pounce

The 24-year-old’s manager Chris Orr said the time will come when Holmes will have to make a decision on whether to fully commit to the NFL or rugby league. “At some stage he will need to make a decision about his long-term future,” said Orr, director of Pacific Sports Management. …

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‘You tell me. No idea’: Kyrgios can’t solve grand slam puzzle

He faces potential bans of up to 12 months for the two “major offences” – calling Irish umpire Fergus Murphy a “potato” and “f—ing tool” and spitting in his direction in Cincinnati and subsequently accusing the ATP of being “pretty corrupt” after they slapped him with a $US113,000 ($167,700) fine. …

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Police treating devastating house fire in Brisbane’s south as suspicious

Residents on Brisbane’s southside were put into lockdown on Sunday as firefighters fought a fierce house fire that choked surrounding streets with smoke. The fire broke out about 5.30pm on Faringdon Street in Robertson, on Brisbane’s southern outskirts. Nearby residents were on lockdown because of smoke for about two hours.Credit:QLDNews …

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Protesters block roads near Hong Kong airport

The protesters complain Beijing and the government of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam are eroding the autonomy and civil liberties promised when the former British colony was returned to China in 1997. On Sunday, the MTR Corp. suspended train service to the airport after several hundred protesters gathered there …

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Victory sign veteran Danish midfielder

Loading Since 2014, Poulsen has made 232 appearances for Danish side Midtjylland, winning two Danish Championships and one Danish Cup. Kurz said that he was keen to utilise Poulsen’s breadth of knowledge and leadership skills. “To sign a player of Poulsen’s experience is fantastic for the club. It was important …

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Get used to doing more for less, unless you work in WA’s public sector

When the McGowan Government came to power in 2017 it introduced a “strict” and “fair” public sector wages policy with a cap of $1000 a year pay rise for full-time employees. At the time the Industrial Relations Minister, Bill Johnston, said: “the new public sector wages policy reflects the reality …

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Recycled concrete is Perth’s latest eco-tech, but will councils trust it?

In Western Australia alone, the construction and demolition industry produces 68,000 semi-trailer loads of waste a year, with nearly 46,500 semi-tipper loads ending in landfill annually, the equivalent of using one million cubic metres of airspace. Ray Gullotto wants to change that. On any given day, tones of debris, rubble …

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