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Daily Archives: September 29, 2021

The US ‘lost’ the Afghanistan war, Milley tells inquiry

“While we’re ripping apart these three gentlemen here I want to remind everybody that the decision the President made was to stop fighting a war that after 20 years it was proven we could not win. There was no easy way to do that,” the committee’s chairman, Democrat Adam Smith, …

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A pleasant, pricey monitor to help you look your best on video calls

Designed as an all-in-one hub for enterprise video calls, Poly’s Studio P21 also makes a great computer monitor for working from home if you spend a lot of time on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. But its unusual design does make for some weirdness. The device is a 21-inch display with …

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Facebook’s next act: replacing the iPhone

Its Portal video calling device was widely mocked when released in 2018, but sold out at the start of the pandemic. Sales of VR headsets tripled early this year, with Facebook’s Oculus taking three quarters of the market. “We’re past the inflection point of VR,” Bosworth insists. “People who have …

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Pack your pyjamas, Opera Australia is hosting a sleepover

Opera fans are being encouraged to forget the black tie and ball gowns and instead pack their pyjamas when Opera Australia stages its first event on Cockatoo Island, complete with sleepover options, including tents and apartments on the island. And boaties will even be able to watch the new production …

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Our duty not to put other people at risk

The high cost if a company has to close due to COVID I am astounded that some small-business owners do not understand why they should only allow vaccinated patrons on their premises. Their responsibilities for the health and safety of their staff and customers should be front of mind. Can’t …

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‘From no hope to building a new life’: $95m boost for to help our most vulnerable

Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit solicitor in charge Anna Baltins said the legal system could be complex for people fleeing domestic violence and dealing with multiple other issues as well. But the funding boost would allow the unit to support more people. She said the pandemic had changed how the …

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Sydney Theatre Company back on stage after $10 million box office hit

“The play opens with democracy in crisis. The democratically elected leader wants to be made emperor for life. “Each one of us has the potential to manipulate or be manipulated and the democratic process is constantly at threat from the individual who preferences a personal agenda over the will of …

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From the Archives, 1981: “I feel just as mad now as I did before…”

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on September 30, 1981Tom Waits in Sydney for second concert tour Tom Waits at Sebel Town House: “The music industry is full of misfits. Sick, hungry, neurotic misfits.” September 30, 1981.Credit:Antonin Cermak When Tom Waits is not hugging himself in fidgety self-absorption, he …

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Regulators poised to intervene in Sydney, Melbourne property boom

The regulators’ statement noted Mr Frydenberg attended their meeting. He has been speaking with the regulators for months about the run-up in property values, saying intervention would be required if the market overheated. In the past when the regulators have intervened investor activity has been at record highs, but home …

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Telco executive bonuses at risk if in-home mobile black spots not fixed: MP’s bill

Dealing with customer service in a bid to find a solution was “very, very painful”, particularly during the pandemic, and she said they only ended up receiving a credit after contacting Mr Leeser’s office. Loading A lawyer from the Dural area, who didn’t want to be named because he’s completely …

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