Tag: Australia

The spike in global bond yields is setting up a clash between the world’s top central bankers

While Fed chair Jerome Powell is brushing off the seismic rise in government bond yields and a corresponding decline in stock prices, a group of central bankers in the Pacific are starting to take action.Driving the news: Bank of Japan…

/ March 1, 2021
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Novak Djokovic Wins Ninth Australian Open Title

MELBOURNE - In the climax of a tournament overshadowed by COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty, Novak Djokovic remained an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2…

/ February 21, 2021
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What to make of the Biden administration’s first overseas calls

wait a few weeks for a call, Blinken, Austin and Sullivan all held early calls with their Israeli counterparts. If any longtime U.S. partner should be wary of a “snub,” it’s probably the Egyptians.The Biden administration has already raised concerns…

/ February 19, 2021
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‘Stick It In Your Neck’: Karl Stefanovic Blasts Facebook After It Bans News Content In Australia

Channel 9Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon on the 'Today' show Thursday morningTelevision presenter Karl Stefanovic blasted Facebook after it banned news publishers’ content from being shared on its platform in response to a proposed law in which social media giants would…

/ February 18, 2021
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Serena Williams Shares Sweet Video Of Her Coach Training Her 3-Year-Old Daughter

Serena Williams’s daughter is getting in on the action at the 2021 Australian Open.The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion shared a video Sunday on Instagram showing her 3-year-old, Alexis Olympia (who’s often referred to as Olympia), playing tennis with Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.…

/ February 16, 2021
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‘Sick Of Fighting’: Racism To Be Addressed In New AFL Documentary

Amazon Prime Carlton player Eddie Betts stars in AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, 'Making Their Mark'.The AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, ‘Making Their Mark’, will address some of the racism faced by players when it releases next month. The trailer for the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Australian Tabloid Releases Unfortunate ‘It’s Over’ Cover As Meghan And Harry Announce Second Baby

Australian magazine New Idea hit newsstands on Monday with the cover line ‘It’s all over’ accompanying a ripped image of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day.  A few hours later the Sussexes announced they were expecting their second child,…

/ February 15, 2021
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Nike’s Support For ‘Systemically Racist’ Collingwood A Critical Global Test For Both Brands

Getty Nike, known for its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, said it will wait to see if Collingwood makes changes.While sponsors are for now standing by Collingwood after a report found systemic racism at the Magpies,…

/ February 12, 2021
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Daniel Andrews’ Valentine’s Day Revelation Brings The Laughs During Sombre Lockdown Press Conference

Victorians were served an all too familiar sight on Friday when Premier Daniel Andrews held a snap press conference to announce a five-day statewide lockdown, but the leader surprisingly let slip an interesting tidbit about his personal life.  Famous for…

/ February 12, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021
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Relatable Tweets About The Things Parents Google

They say kids don’t come with a manual, but fortunately parents have other resources at their disposal. Perhaps the most helpful one is Google.From the practical to the absurd, there’s no limit to the information parents seek on Google. And…

/ February 9, 2021
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An Australian Open Tennis Star Stopped Play To Save An Insect

Tennis player Jannik Sinner of Italy was ranked 32nd in the world before the Australian Open, but might now be No. 1 in the esteem of insects.Sinner stopped play in the third set Monday against Denis Shapovalov of Canada to…

/ February 9, 2021