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Young Hawk pushing to fill Gunston role, duo in doubt for round one

Loading “Jack is tracking well after his surgery pre-Christmas on a disc but realistically we won’t see him round one but we will see him in the early part of the season, which is in line with expectations when he had his surgery,” Hawthorn’s general manager of football Rob McCartney …

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Future bright for TVs with new display tech (and jargon) in 2021

The bad news is that the new brighter OLED panels will be reserved for the more expensive models: LG’s G1 and Sony’s A90J. However LG is also introducing a new budget OLED series in the A1, which nixes gamer friendly HDMI 2.1 ports and features found on the B1 and …

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Naked City podcast: Mark ‘Chopper’ Read’s legacy of violence

The Naked City podcast will take a journey into the dark depths of the Australian criminal underworld. In this series you will hear recordings of some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all of whom have been remarkably frank in their recollections. First a confession. This writer and the subject of …

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Coronavirus incidence drops below ‘extreme risk’ level in Spain

Madrid: Spain’s coronavirus incidence slipped below 250 cases per 100,000 people – a threshold the Health Ministry considers as “extreme risk” of contagion – for the first time in two months on Tuesday. The indicator, measured over the past 14 days, fell to 236 cases from 252 the previous day …

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ASX set to slide as tech stocks send Wall Street lower

The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 1.6 per cent after being down 3.9 per cent earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is much less exposed to tech stocks than the two other indexes, was down 0.3 per cent. The companies that were dragging down the overall market were the …

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Elon Musk loses $19 billion in a day after Bitcoin warning

Elon Musk is no longer the world’s richest person after Tesla shares slid 8.6 per cent on Monday (US time), wiping $US15.2 billion ($19.2 billion) from his net worth. Tesla’s biggest decline since September was fuelled in part by Musk’s comments over the weekend that the prices of Bitcoin and …

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Security fears over state-linked company processing visas in China

The Canadian and New Zealand government arrangements have raised questions about the security of biometric data and the potential for Chinese authorities to be alerted to residents attempting to leave the country over concerns for their safety. Those fears have been heightened by Australia’s deteriorating relationship with China, the detention …

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‘Let it go, champ’: Harrison-Healey feud reignites 20 years on

But it was a newspaper column on the eve of the deciding third Test in Sydney, won 29-23 by Australia, that really made Healey public enemy No.1. “Spin this, you Aussies: up yours,” Healey wrote for the Guardian. “Is that enough to get into the Sydney Morning Sun Telegraph Herald …

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Teacher who loved her job at the Australian Museum so much she left it $7 million

In 1962, Ms McDonald, who never married and was then earning about $48,000 a year in today’s dollars, convinced a bank to lend her money to buy a house owned by another museum employee. “She was ahead of her time as a young woman by herself,” said Mrs Mountfort of …

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School sexual assault claims cannot be seen as a ‘branding issue’, says sex crimes boss

Ms Maloney said it was important that allegations of sexual assault were not seen as a “branding issue” for any particular school or organisation. “It’s something that needs to be borne out and examined, and investigated as necessary,” she said. Loading Some schools welcomed the petition started by former Kambala …

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