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What to expect from Apple’s September 15 event

Apple Watch Series 6 The invite for a September 16 (AEST) event features the tagline “Time Flies”, indicating a focus on the Apple Watch. Though the iPhone remains Apple’s flagship product, its watch has come to dominate the health-focused wearables sector and even the traditional watch market. According to Strategy …

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AstraZeneca puts COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern

Clinical trial experts emphasised that pauses are a common part of the vaccine-development process. An AstraZeneca spokeswoman told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that the “standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data.” An AstraZeneca spokeswoman said the pausing of a trial …

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AFL club membership tally falls for first time in 20 years

AFL club membership has fallen for just the second time in 30 years but five clubs have still managed to break their all-time records despite the hit of COVID-19. The AFL unveiled its final club membership numbers on Wednesday, with 992,854 members across the league’s 18 clubs. That was a …

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Canterbury on Wednesday

Race 1: 1:25PM TAB HANDICAP (1550 METRES) 2. Cadenabbia is very well bred and should handle a soft track on his breeding and trials prior to a solid debut second at Kensington two weeks ago. Had his chance there but held the rest easily and can only be improved. He’s …

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Lions lock in Andrews on huge five-year deal

It might not be the Harris Andrews Football Club as Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan emphasised on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the All-Australian full-back isn’t vital to the club’s future premiership chances. That’s why the 24-year-old, who will miss the start of the finals due to a hamstring injury …

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ASX hits two-month low as tech rout, vaccine setback fuels 2.5% dive

The Australian sharemarket remains deeply depressed on Wednesday after Wall Street’s overnight tech sell-off and an AstraZeneca vaccine setback sent the local index to a five-week low. The benchmark ASX 200 fell by as much as 2.4 per cent to 5866.1 at Wednesday’s open, and at 11.30am AEST was down …

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Ronaldo sets sights on international record after joining 100 club

Having netted five times in his previous encounters against the Swedes, only a fool would have bet against him writing more history in the Swedish capital. “Yesterday he scored six or seven (free kicks) like that in training and today it went exactly the same way. It’s so good to …

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Apple seeks damages from Fortnite creator in App Store dispute

Apple on Tuesday (US time) filed counter claims against Fortnite creator Epic Games asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order to stop the game maker from operating its own in-app payment system. Apple and Epic have been in a legal battle since August, when …

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Australian ecologists say their findings are ‘commonly suppressed’

Loading About a third of government respondents reported higher rates of “undue modification of their work by their employers”, with about 30 per cent in industry and five per cent among university respondents reporting the same. Such modifications included substantive changes to a text or story “that downplays, masks, or …

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Infrastructure money to come in the federal budget: McCormack

Loading “Certainly through COVID, which has cost many people their jobs, infrastructure is going to be one of the saviours, along with the agriculture, resources and mining industries,” he said. “We’re going to be certainly spending a lot more time and effort and indeed money on infrastructure going forward.” The …

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