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Butler’s ‘heart was beating pretty fast’ as trade went down to wire

Loading “Until I saw my name at the Saints, my heart was beating pretty fast. “It came down to the last five minutes of the trade period so I was getting pretty nervous.” Butler explained how he was able to pose for a photo on social media with a St …

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Super Retail shares slide despite first-quarter sales bump

Of those brands, outdoor retailer BCF displayed the highest level of sales growth, with like-for-like sales up 6.5 per cent. Recently acquired hiking and outdoor leisure business Macpac was the only brand to experience a drop in sales, with like-for-like sales down 2.1 per cent. Super Retail’s managing director and …

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One Walker bailed after trio jailed for bashing after AFL final

Fitt was also set to appeal but his lawyer told the court the paperwork was lodged “in haste”, and that the appeal would be struck out. Dominic Walker hasn’t lodged an appeal but can do so at a later date. Sentences of less than 12 months do not typically have …

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Cochlear falls 4pc as it shifts to slower-growth era

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is still expected to slash official interest rates to 0.25 per cent by May next year, although the next cut is now likely to occur in December rather than November, says the Australian economics team at UBS.“While we still see a November cut arguably …

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Electric dreams turn to dust: Why taking on Tesla is so difficult

Dyson is in the business of vacuum cleaners, fans and hairdryers, so perhaps building a car was always going to be a stretch. But the company is not the only one to have spluttered. Shares in Nio, a Shanghai-based company known as the “Tesla of China” and backed by heavyweights …

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Boys from St Kevin’s College filmed chanting sexist song

“To say I am upset, frustrated and angry would be fair,” Mr Russell said. “As a husband, a father of daughters, a brother of four sisters, a son, and I hope, a good friend and decent colleague to many women, I know this behaviour cannot go unchallenged. “We commenced our …

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‘We want the public to have the full picture’: Water agency probed over ‘premature release’

“In the Namoi, the MDBA found that 29 private storages appeared to fill or partially fill during the embargo. In the Macquarie, another three private storages were found to fill during the embargo,” Phillip Glyde, chief executive of the MDBA, said in an updated statement. “There are many reasons why …

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S&P 500 on cusp on record high on trade optimism

The economically sensitive energy and financial sectors led percentage gains on the S&P 500. Energy shares gained 1.9 per cent while financials rose 1.4 per cent. Stocks have also benefited from the steepening US Treasury yield curve as well as better-than-expected corporate earnings thus far, said Mona Mahajan, US investment …

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In search of buds that stay snug

Rollercoasters, jet skiing, trampoline parks, one of those fair rides that spins around so fast the floor can drop away; all of these activities were on the list. Then I remembered that I’m 31 and based in Victoria, thus having no access to good rollercoasters, and just thinking about the …

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Pixel 4 is the smoothest, smartest Google phone yet

Face Unlock is a fast and secure system that works a lot like the iPhone’s Face ID, powered by IR cameras, a dot projector and a flood illuminator. I’ve found it very consistently recognises my face and opens in less than a second when I pick up the phone, no …

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