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Samsung’s feminine folding phone is a step forward … I think

Overnight, among watches and the latest folding phone technology, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip3. What makes the Flip line special is that it’s the only folding phone I know of being marketed particularly to women. Nearly everyone uses smartphones. Yet the majority of marketing that I’ve noticed for them …

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Samsung unveils cheaper, more durable folding phones but snubs plus-sized Note

Samsung has unveiled a third iteration of its flagship folding phone at a virtual “Unpacked” event held overnight, featuring water resistance, a tougher screen, compatibility with a new version of the S-Pen stylus and a reduced price tag. The Galaxy Z Fold3 features near-identical screens to last year’s Fold2, including …

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Chasing net zero: the oil and gas industry is not the enemy but part of the solution

Some people are surprised to hear me say, as chief executive of the body that represents the oil and gas industry, that we need to keep acting to address climate change.  I refuse to condemn future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing.  Anyone reading the sobering report from the Intergovernmental Panel …

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Why are governments supporting such bigotry?

We all have the right to live our authentic lives Last century we had a dedicated and popular teacher at my local Catholic school. He lived a closeted life. Everyone knew, no one said a word. He suicided. He just wanted to teach. However, it was too difficult to come …

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Why do magpies swoop, and how can you avoid it?

Although extremely rare, deaths linked to magpie attacks do happen. Aside from baby Mia, a man died in Wollongong in 2019 after crashing his bike while being attacked by a magpie. The birds themselves can also cause injuries. In 2020, a man and woman suffered eye injuries in separate incidents …

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Queensland auction house criticised for ‘sickening’ sale of Nazi items

A Nazi Ordnungspolizei (order police) uniform worn during World War II. “If they’re concerned about where they’re going or who is buying them then it needs to be changed through government that it’s illegal to trade in them,” he said. “Until then I can [sell them], and I will be, …

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The shocking statistic of Qld kids who die while on state’s radar

More than two in five children who died while known to Queensland’s child protection system were Indigenous. The shocking statistic was revealed as the Queensland Child Death Review Board examined the deaths of 55 children known to that system. The Queensland Child Death Review Board is examining the deaths of …

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Giving voice to the invoice

Stay safe Diana McAlpine of Lane Cove: “Living alone with COVID, some days just pass without talking to anyone. Paying a bill by phone last week, I was expecting to punch numbers into the keyboard. Instead a real person answered! I paid my bill and she and I had a …

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Roll up, roll up: RNA touts showgrounds as sports venue during Gabba facelift

Having lost the revenue of two Royal Queensland Shows thanks to the pandemic, the RNA has put its hand up to host professional cricket and AFL matches while the Gabba gets its Olympic facelift. During more than 100 years of history, the Main Arena at the Brisbane Showgrounds has hosted …

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Kippa-Ring Pfizer vaccine bungle prompts Qld Health probe

A review has been launched into how six people may have received ultra-low doses of the Pfizer vaccine at a Brisbane clinic. Queensland Health said it had contacted 66 people who received a Pfizer dose at the vaccination centre at 433 Elizabeth Avenue in Kippa-Ring, north of Brisbane, on Saturday …

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