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Injury list grows as Eagles prepare to hit the road again

West Coast have enjoyed a solid run with a relatively healthy list and have won their past seven games. They got through three rounds without star defender Jeremy McGovern, who missed with a thumb injury; for a while he was the only one of their regular starting 22 to have …

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Kogan welcomes retail ‘revolution’ as sales, profits soar

However, revenue fell slightly below analyst’s $512 million prediction, as did Kogan’s earnings before interest and tax, which came in at $39.1 million against expectations of $40.8 million. Chief executive Ruslan Kogan said the results were an indication of the strength of Kogan’s business considering the “extremely turbulent and challenging …

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The inside story of diplomacy and panache that brought Sydney’s its great moment of joy

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Paul Keating had dropped by to try and work his charm on the VIP guests. It was March 1993 and 11 members of the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission were in Sydney to assess whether the city’s bid was all that had …

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Three killed in overnight Gold Coast crash take weekend toll to five

The driver of the second vehicle, a 28-year-old man, was also taken to the hospital in a serious condition. Queensland Ambulance Service said the man had suffered head, chest, pelvic and leg injuries. High acuity response unit paramedic Gary Berkowitz said the thoughts of all within the Queensland Ambulance Service …

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ASX drops 0.7% at open

Altium has beaten earnings expectations for its 2020 financial year, but flagged the tough pandemic conditions could see it miss earnings and margin targets for the current financial year. Altium has already downgraded forecasts since the COVID-19 outbreak and missed its aspirational target for revenue of $US200 million for the …

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Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana in The Crown

Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki has been cast to play Princess Diana in the final two seasons of Netflix’s big-budget drama The Crown. Paris-born, Melbourne-raised Debicki was unveiled by the streamer on Twitter on Monday morning with a stylish black and white portrait and a single quote. Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki …

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JB Hi-Fi reports record year, dividend jumps

JB Hi-Fi raised its final dividend up 33.1 per cent, with the full dividend for the 2020 financial year $1.89, payable on September 11. The company also announced a $1000 bonus for its 13,000 staff for working during the pandemic. JB Hi-Fi has been one of the biggest benefactors of …

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Victoria records 25 coronavirus deaths, 282 new cases

Loading “These numbers are heading in the right direction,” he said on Sunday. “I am, and always was, very cautious, but there is on my part at least, a cautious optimism and a sense of real hope that this strategy is working and that we are seeing numbers fall now.” …

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Jacinda Ardern delays NZ election by four weeks as virus worsens

New Zealand has rapidly ramped up its testing regime as a result of the outbreak, but the Prime Minister has warned the numbers will “grow before they slow”. An update on case numbers is due at 11am AEST on Monday. Ardern made the announcement on Monday morning after days of …

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Rossi urges riders to control aggression after ‘terrifying’ crash

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi has urged riders who make their way up to the premier class to exercise caution when fighting for track positions to avoid a repeat of the horror collision that halted the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. The red flag came out early in the race when Franco …

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