‘Governments are going to mandate’ fact-checking on Facebook: AAP boss

“I think for Facebook it’s a great initiative because clearly they recognise they’re facing a lot of criticisms for content that is incorrect and misleading and they’re doing something about it. Governments are going to mandate that some of the things that are published have to be checked. AAP CEO Bruce Davidson “It might take a while to grow to a level that will make a big difference but we’re really pleased about potentially helping in that regard and it’s a revenue stream for us as well,” he said. AAP…

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Hillary gets the royal treatment

We’re told the get-together was set up by the Sussexes’ press secretary, Sara Latham, who used to work for Clinton. The former Secretary of State reportedly said of Markle — who’s spoken publicly of her struggles in the spotlight — “I feel as a mother I just want to put my arms around her.” The Daily Mail reported a source saying, “Both women have a lot of admiration for each other and it was a very sweet, warm meeting.” Apparently Clinton also met the royal couple’s baby, Archie. The source…

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All eyes on Disney+ as Nine moves to soothe shareholders over Stan

Stan’s parent company Nine Entertainment Co is also the owner of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. For Stan, the first challenge for Stan will be to withstand the loss of Disney’s popular content from its own service. Stan had record sign ups over the summer period last year after getting access to Disney movies and launching new Australian original series Bloom. While the 2019 financial year was overall a loss for Stan, the service has been profitable on an earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation and cash…

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Colin Kaepernick auditions for NFL comeback

“Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. “We are ready to play. We are ready to go anywhere.” The NFL had arranged the tryout at the Atlanta Falcons training facility, but at the last minute the quarterback’s representatives moved the workout to a high school stadium. Kaepernick said it was done so media could be present. Live stream video showed Kaepernick making a variety of throws to a group of receivers to applause from onlookers. His arm talent remains “elite” and is the same as when he…

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Melbourne biotech start-up Karma3 CEO James Sackl facing fraud charges, resigns from board

The entrepreneur was charged under the name “Andrew Sackl” and the matter is set for trial in May. If Mr Sackl is found guilty, he could be barred from being a company director. However, it is unclear whether Karma3’s board members and investors were made aware of Mr Sackl’s charges. Karma3 is in the process of raising $3 million to $5 million in capital and has been profiled by ABC, Vice and China’s largest media organisation,  Xinhua. Karma3’s chairman, former CSIRO scientist and Order of Australia recipient Professor Paul Wood,…

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Jai Opetaia sets sights on world title shot within three or four fights

Opetaia was ranked 12th in the world in the WBA rankings leading into his bout with Flanagan, behind super champion Frenchman Arsen Goulamirian, regular champion Kazakh Beibut Shumanov, and interim title-holder Belgian Ryad Merhy. He was 10th in the IBF (led by cruiserweight Cuban Yunier Dorticos) and 13th in the WBO (where Latvia’s Mairis Briedis reigns supreme). Rising star: Jai Opetaia celebrates winning the National Boxing Series cruiserweight bout against Mark Flanagan at the Hordern Pavilion.Credit:Getty Now a decisive victory has him convinced a title shot is on the horizon…

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Uber Eats driver sacked for being 10 minutes late seeks tribunal appeal

“The tribunal said there is not an obligation to log on the Uber app. But there is an obligation to work when you log on and if you don’t accept jobs, your rating goes down. If the rating goes below 85 per cent, you get cut off. If there is no fixed time, how could they say she was late? Santosh Gupta “Uber says there is no fixed time to reach a location. But if there is no fixed time, how could they say she was late?” The Transport Workers’…

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Brisbane Heat make easy work of Perth Scorchers at Drummoyne Oval

Brisbane Heat’s WBBL title defence has shifted into overdrive as Jess Jonassen and Beth Mooney inspired them to a clinical eight-wicket defeat of Perth Scorchers at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney. Jonassen starred with bat (32no) and ball (4-23) while Mooney (60no) continued her magical run at the top of the order to steer the ladder-leading Heat past the Scorchers’ modest 8-112 with 23 deliveries to spare on Sunday. Job done: Beth Mooney and Jessica Jonassen celebrate victory at Drummoyne Oval.Credit:Getty Mooney, the tournament’s top run-scorer (523 at 87.17), held firm…

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larger breast sizes create retail growth

Fitting by eye Brava first opened its doors in 2006 with one store in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran. As a retailer, if we are not keeping up with changing body shapes, we will be left behind. Maxine Windram Windram says she was “quite naive” and didn’t know anything about bra-fitting but quickly worked out using tape measures didn’t work with a fuller bust because breasts are all about volume. “We realised we needed to take a more holistic approach and threw the tape measures away,” she says. Brava’s fitters…

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Harden shoot-athon helped Rockets to win over Timberwolves

Ben McLemore scored 20 points while undrafted rookie Chris Clemons and Austin Rivers both chalked up 19. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota (7-6). Elsewhere, league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in Milwaukee’s 102-83 rout of the Indiana Pacers, who were forced into their worst shooting performance of the season. Brook Lopez added 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots for the 9-3 Bucks as the Pacers shot a season-low 32 per cent from the field against the Kendrick…

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