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AFL draft club-by-club guide: Gap year draft as clubs pick sight unseen

After a busy trade period, the Lions entered the draft at pick 24, when Collingwood placed a bid on Brisbane academy graduate Blake Coleman (24), the younger brother of Keidean. He is a quick, small forward who will provide excitement. They chose the athletic Caulfield Grammar product Harry Sharp (43) …

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China races toward plan to blacklist companies for their behaviour

China is making swift advances with a system for measuring the social creditworthiness of companies, a sweeping data-collection effort that could solidify Beijing’s control over foreign and domestic enterprises and possibly challenge the dominance of US credit-rating companies. The corporate social credit system was originally dreamed up two decades ago, …

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The die is cast: The choice is now between no deal and a very hard Brexit

From the start, both Johnson and other leading Brexit campaigners have declared that reaching a deal with the EU would be “easy”; predictably, this has proved far from the case. Still, no matter. Whatever the outcome, the Johnson government will attempt to make capital out of it. Either it will …

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In the name of the father: Maurice Rioli jnr arrives at Richmond

MJ with sister Mia and Tigers great Matthew Richardson.Credit:Richmond Football Club MJ has a 15-year-old sister Maria – she prefers Mia – who plays with the under-18s in Darwin and for the NT Thunder. They played at a carnival in Tasmania last year. It was seven degrees. Mia had never …

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When smart lights push your family over the edge

Before the days of smart bulbs, I’d make my kids get off the couch to dim the lights. When they grumbled, I’d tell the story of my parents making me get up to change the channel on our old Rank Arena television. It’s the circle of life. When smart lights …

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As it happened: Nearly 60 young guns find AFL homes

After four hours, the 2020 national draft has come to an end. To sum up some of the key talking points: Jamarra Ugle-Hagan joined the Western Bullodgs at pick No. 1 with the Dogs matching Adelaide’s bid; The Crows opted for Riley Thilthorpe at pick two, with the tall edging …

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UK investigates possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 shot

London: UK regulators are warning people with a “significant history” of allergic reactions to avoid receiving the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after two adverse reactions on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for the National Health Service in England, said health authorities …

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Births, deaths, marriages and tributes

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AFL draft 2020: Live coverage as the picks fall

Sydney’s decision to match Hawthorn’s bid for Braeden Campbell at pick 5 means the Swans have had picks four and five in the national draft with pick four used on Western Australian tall Logan McDonald. It’s the first time the Swans have had more than one pick inside the top …

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Green guide letters: Readers have their say

The Crown is a compelling series, but Prince Charles is more suited to Shakespeare’s play Richard III – stooped, pointy nose and lost amidst the intricacies of royal survival and the drama that created. Margaret Skeen, Point Lonsdale Turning our experience Addicted Australia, a four-part program on SBS, gave viewers …

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