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Daily Archives: September 22, 2021

Police investigate terrifying clown prank outside Singapore schools

While the academy acknowledged the stunt had not been well-received, it assured people that the clowns spotted outside school gates did “not offer any form of monetary rewards for children to follow them” and “strictly do not take any children out of the vicinity”. The academy’s director, Kelvin Tan, told …

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‘We’ll be patient’: Morrison says Macron not taking his calls

Morrison said he expected it would take more time to work through Australia’s difficulties with France “than the ones that were being dealt with between the United States and France”. Morrison said he believed Biden told Macron there should have been greater consultation before the AUKUS announcement because the US …

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Microsoft unveils powerful Surface laptops, another two-screen phone

Microsoft has unveiled a number of new Surface devices at a virtual event overnight — including its most powerful laptop yet, a redesigned Surface Pro and a second iteration of its ambitious double-screen Android smartphone — as the company prepares to launch Windows 11 next month. The Surface Laptop Studio …

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Coal power generators, EPA taken to court over climate pollution

Victoria’s coal-burning power stations are responsible for 40 per cent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and are the biggest single source of air pollution, which includes fine particle pollution, mercury, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Environment Victoria is being represented by lawyers from Environmental Justice Australia, a public interest …

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Let’s celebrate the ‘constructive’ workers

Throughout my life I have taken part in many demonstrations: the Vietnam War and other wars, pro-abortion rights, the Patrick wharfs strike, demonstrations to improve workers’ rights. I never dreamed I would be dismayed by “workers” demonstrating. Anti-vaxxers and, apparently, CFMEU members rioting, throwing projectiles at police, closing down the …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, September 23

Cancer June 22-July 22 A situation that you have turned a blind eye to really needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Apart from being the instigator you may also need to play mediator. Views may different but ultimately everyone wants the same thing – a positive outcome, …

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SBS uncovers the power of the personal

The healthy appetite for non-fiction stories has been one of the notable developments on subscription TV. On the streaming services over the past 18 months, everything from The Last Dance and Tiger King to Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich and The Test have been enthusiastically embraced. This month, Foxtel has been …

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National Gallery of Australia buys most expensive work in its history

“[Mitzevich] literally just rang me and said ‘Lindy, I want you to be as ambitious as possible’,” the Byron Bay-based artist said of their phone call in December. Lee, who is one of Australia’s most successful living artists and recently had a major survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art …

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Life doesn’t happen in genres, says Frayed’s Sarah Kendall

For award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall, seeing a pitch-perfect ensemble delivering dialogue she’d written for Frayed, her first TV show, was a thrill. “Casting the right people elevates whatever you’ve put on the page,” she says. “It’s like a great musician picking up a piece of music that you’ve scored and …

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iPad mini still lovable, and weirder than ever

The iPad mini has always been a curious device; too big to be pocketable but not as roomy as a full tablet, often missing out on the best tech from both the latest iPhones and iPad Pros, and yet undeniably joyful to use. And the latest model releasing this week …

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