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Daily Archives: September 13, 2021

Facebook’s glasses aren’t as scary as you think, at least not yet

Last week Facebook launched Ray-Ban Stories; a $449 pair of sunglasses with two built-in cameras, a microphone array, speakers and a voice assistant. Like most people, when I first heard about a pair of Facebook glasses with cameras, I assumed they’d be livestreaming devices that would be a nightmare for …

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‘Revenge’: Ex-wife takes frozen bodies, brains from Moscow cryogenics site

Moscow: The frozen bodies and detached brains of people who paid vast sums of money to be cryogenically frozen have been taken from a Russian facility in a corporate dispute between a former husband and wife. Danila Medvedev, 41, said that his ex-wife and former business partner had ordered her …

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Wish you were here, but rapt you’re there

What a bittersweet moment this is for fans of the Melbourne Football Club. Their brilliant young team has risen to the club’s first AFL grand final in 21 years and is just one win away from ending the longest premiership drought in football. But, thanks to the pandemic, the match …

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This is disappointing, as well as being selfish

Labor has failed its litmus test and continues to have little or no traction with the culturally and linguistically diverse communities it purports to represent.Suresh Rajan, president, Ethnic Communities Council of WA, North Perth, WA Keneally news raises an exciting prospectWith the possible election to the House of Representatives of …

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No changes to voluntary euthanasia bill, set to become law this week

“We will not tolerate non-credentialled doctors coming on site, nor will we assist in the provision of voluntary assisted dying in any of our facilities.” St Vincent’s Health Australia chief executive Toby Hall shared similar concerns. “Allowing unaccredited doctors to enter hospital rooms, with no notice or permission needed, to …

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Clive Palmer’s UAP rides high on the Menzies legacy

Egregiously, most of the biographical information on Palmer’s website about the political statesman came straight from Wikipedia. Stay classy, guys. COURT DATE Speaking of Craig Kelly, the former Liberal’s adviser Frank Zumbo is scheduled to appear in Sydney’s Sutherland Court on Tuesday after being charged with historical sexual offences to …

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Climate change spurs threat of war, mass migration in region

Rapid climate change threatens to leave hundreds of millions of people displaced on Australia’s doorstep in south-east Asia in coming decades, says the former United Nations Secretary General’s special representative for disaster risk reduction Robert Glasser. He said climate risk had become a “threat generator” rather than a “threat multiplier”, …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Tuesday, September 14

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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‘I’ll back the brother’: Why Sonny Bill thinks Cooper can make it to the 2023 Rugby World Cup

“When things went a bit pear-shaped a few years ago, he was the first guy to reach out to me and I spent about two [or] three months with him,” Cooper said on Stan Sport with Williams listening in. “Just living with him every day and seeing what it takes …

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‘He’s an Australian hero’: Cooper set to be awarded Australian citizenship

Yet despite winning plaudits from all over Australia, Cooper’s quest for citizenship has been unsuccessful. The sticking point relates to the fact Cooper must not have been overseas for 12 months all up in the four-year period before applying. Under current rules, a recent stint in Japanese rugby makes him …

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