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Town in the Arctic Circle records temperature as hot as Florida

Verkhoyansk is located at 67.5 degrees north latitude, whereas the Arctic Circle begins at 66.5 degrees. A thermometer shows 30 degrees in Verkhoyansk about 11pm on June 21.Credit:AP The town of about 1300 is located farther north than Fairbanks, Alaska, and is known for having an unusually wide temperature range. …

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Foxtel’s soft-look streaming is not the future

Of course, both Binge and Foxtel Now are also hamstrung by the fact that Foxtel doesn’t want them to be too successful. That’s why they’re denied 4K, as well as high dynamic range which adds more detail in the brightest highlights and darkest shadows. Instead, Foxtel forces customers to fork …

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Bias inadequately policed in expert witness evidence in court: experts

The appeal court said an expert experiment in which strong men threw a cooperative woman into a swimming pool was “not sophisticated” and did not help prove Mr Wood threw Ms Byrne off The Gap in Watsons Bay in 1995. The expert witness, retired Associate Professor Rod Cross, has insisted …

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Borrowers with deferred loans tap super lifeline, says CBA

He said CBA would talk to customers early about their options, which could include resuming payments, switching to interest-only payments or fixed rates, and in some cases dipping into their retirement savings early under a government scheme. The best thing for the customer is that we have a more difficult …

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When even experts can’t tell a scam from the real thing

Scammers had impersonated myGov, Telstra, Services Australia, the Australian Taxation Office and other organisations, she said. They also stole identities and photos of famous Australians, including chef Maggie Beer and West Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest. Author Marele Day recounted last weekend how she lost $10,000 from the TV adaptation …

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Australia’s summer of extremes pushed grid to the limit, AEMO says

Loading “The industry and AEMO’s preparation contributed to mitigating the potentially extensive and significant power-system impacts of a season characterised by record high temperatures, catastrophic bushfires, significant smoke, dust, and violent storm activity,” Ms Zibelman said. The avoidance of major blackouts was a key achievement of the summer, particularly after …

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Rodda rescue and coffee with Cheika: Dave Rennie’s Wallabies agenda

“My expectation is that we’ve had more time to prepare for this than rugby league and Aussie rules and they’ve all been on individual programs while they’ve been away,” Rennie said. “Some have come back in fantastic nick, while others have needed a gentle reminder to work harder. The game …

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Residents fear ‘Gold Coast-style’ hotel plan for NSW beachside town

“This is a Gold Coast-style development we feel is inappropriate for the Jervis Bay environment and particularly for the Moona Moona Creek environment. The residents group held an information session at the site for about 40 people on Sunday, walking through the bush and raising balloons nearly 15 metres to …

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Practice exams, tutorials on new online HSC hub

“We have asked our teachers and principals what else they need to support their HSC students and one of the results is this new hub. “The silver lining of the pandemic is a turbocharged move to online resource sharing for staff and students. “This hub is a way to centralise …

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Yarra River ‘safeguarded’ against overdevelopment

Mr Wynne said the changes to the planning scheme would better protect the river’s “natural landscape, environment and character”. Planning Minister Richard Wynne (left) with Premier Daniel Andrews and Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio at the announcement of interim planning measures for the Yarra in 2017. Credit:Penny Stephens “The Yarra River …

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