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Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

Nearly 1 million without power after Typhoon Faxai hits Japan

It warned of “ferocious winds and severe rainstorm,” mudslides, flooding and high waves in the Tokyo area and north-eastern Japan. Fishing boats are anchored in port as Typhoon Lingling approaches to Korean peninsular on Jeju Island, South Korea.Credit:AP More than 900,000 households lost electricity in the greater Tokyo area and …

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Suncorp appoints Steve Johnston as CEO, performance in focus

He joins after Suncorp last month revealed a strategic shift, with Mr Johnston scaling back a “marketplace” strategy that had attempted to position the company as an “Amazon of financial services.” Mr Johnston, 53, referred to the bushfires currently affecting parts of northern NSW and Queensland, which he said underlined …

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‘In a league of its own’: How Microsoft escaped the Big Tech backlash

Today, Microsoft has positioned itself as the tech sector’s leading advocate on public policy matters like protecting consumer privacy and establishing ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence. Though it has sued to limit government access to users’ data, Microsoft is seen in capitals around the world as the most government-friendly of …

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Woman dies after Gold Coast shooting, police questioning man

A woman has died in hospital after she was found at a Gold Coast home with a gunshot wound and police are questioning a man as part of the homicide investigation. Emergency services were called to the residence on Renfrew Drive in Highland Park about 8.30pm on Sunday following reports …

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Hail hits parts of Melbourne, but wintry blast will thaw soon

There was also heavy rain, particularly in the north-east of Melbourne. Monbulk, past Mount Dandenong, had the most rain in the 24 hours to 9am on Monday with a total of 30 millimetres, while Coldstream recorded 28 millimetres. The state’s coast and eastern ranges are also being buffeted by gusts …

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Paine’s ‘Unflinchables’ secure legacy of the ‘accidental captain’

Entrusted by Cricket Australia with the job of bringing cultural change to the side in the wake of the sandpaper scandal in South Africa, Paine has done that and more. Even as the critics circled after the stunning loss in the third Test to a Ben Stokes-inspired England, the powers …

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A bank accidentally put $175,300 in couple’s account. Then they spent most of it

Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, did not call the bank, police say. When a non-hypothetical $120,000 intended for a business was accidentally transferred into their BB&T bank account because of a teller error, the couple splurged on a camper, a Chevy and a racecar, state trooper Aaron Brown …

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Five homes destroyed as strengthening winds fan NSW bushfires

More than 200 homes in the immediate fire area were saved, the RFS said. A separate blaze at Shark Creek on the NSW north coast also caused concerns late on Sunday night, but the threat had eased by Monday morning. “It’s going to be another tough day for firefighters,” NSW …

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Fourth at Monza lifts Ricciardo, Vettel’s costly blunder

“I saw the battles happening at the front and I thought there could be a big opportunity to score strong points. “I’m really happy for myself and also for the team. To get the team’s best result since returning to Formula 1 in fourth and fifth at a power circuit …

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