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Facebook to offer ‘News’ tab, pay (some) publishers for their work

Facebook plans to launch a “News” tab this week that will offer stories from hundreds of news organisations, some of which will be paid fees for supplying content to the service, say people familiar with the plan. The move, which will put the social media giant squarely back into the …

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Kenneth Fisher ruled investing. Then he made a sexist joke.

The damage has been quick and costly. In the past two weeks, public pensions and institutional investors like Fidelity have pulled nearly $US2 billion from his privately held firm, Fisher Investments, which is based near Portland, Oregon, and has 3,500 employees. The list of state and municipal retirement funds that …

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Activists pursuing ‘anti-Crown agenda’, casino boss claims

In an indication that the attention on its high-roller program was affecting its business, Crown revealed on Thursday that its VIP player turnover had fallen down 46 per cent in the first three months of the financial year. Crown stopped worked with one of its most important VIP “junket” partners, …

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From the archives, 1939: Life in camp for Army recruits

Nearly 2000 men are already in camp at the show grounds. NAMES IN THE A.I.F. Recruits Tagged Letters to members of the Sixth Division, or Second A.I.F., are to be addressed “Private So and So.” But by that name the soldier will be known only to the postman, the paymaster, …

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Powercor charged after devastating St Patrick’s Day bushfires

Electricity giant Powercor has been charged by Victoria’s energy watchdog with breaching its duty to operate and maintain a safe network after two fires on St Patrick’s Day devastated homes and farms in the state’s south-west last year. Energy Safe Victoria has laid six charges against the power company following …

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‘Conspiracy theory’: Taylor accused of relying on fake documents to attack Moore

The expenses disclosed in the annual report covered only councillors, not all staff members. Ms Moore has lodged a complaint with the Australian Press Council over The Daily Telegraph article and wrote to Mr Taylor this week to give him an opportunity to reveal where the false document originated. “The …

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Borderlands 3 is a stellar looter shooter that’s almost insufferable

If Borderlands 3 wasn’t quite so good it’d be awful. Hear me out. It’s puerile, cringe worthy as often as funny and, on occasion, as obnoxious as the obnoxious subjects it ridicules. A mid-game boss battle pokes fun at terrible boss fight tropes — complete with deliberately infuriating regenerating health …

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New $60m package unveiled for Victoria’s brightest students

Loading The program begins in term three next year, with funding provided until the end of 2022. Education Minister James Merlino said not challenging gifted students risked disengaging them from education and preventing them from reaching their full potential. “Parents can be assured that no matter which school their child …

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Google says quantum computer completes 10,000-year task in minutes

“Quantum things can be in multiple places at the same time,” said Chris Monroe, a University of Maryland physicist who is also the founder of quantum startup IonQ. “The rules are very simple, they’re just confounding.” Google’s findings, however, are already facing push-back from other industry researchers. A version of …

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Renewables will allow Australia to meet Paris commitment: ANU report

The government has maintained it will meet its Paris commitment in a “canter”, largely through the use of so-called “carryover” credits which it says represent the level of emissions Australia has “beaten” from its Kyoto protocol commitment. ANU researchers Andrew Blakers and Matt Stocks said Australia’s emissions would fall by …

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