Tag: exchange

Scott Morrison Under Fire After Text Suggests His Office Knew Of Rape Allegations In 2019

Newly revealed text messages undermine Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claim that his office only learned of former staffer Brittany Higgins’ allegation of rape at Parliament House last week, according to news reports.  In text messages obtained by The Australian and…

/ February 19, 2021
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Biden opts for five-year extension of New START nuclear treaty with Russia

President Biden will seek a five-year extension of the New START nuclear arms control pact with Russia before it expires on Feb. 5, senior officials told the Washington Post.Why it matters: The 2010 treaty is the last remaining constraint on…

/ January 21, 2021
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Biden picks Warren allies to lead SEC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President-elect Joe Biden has selected FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obama-era Wall Street regulator Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Why it matters: Both picks…

/ January 18, 2021
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Hugh Jackman Delivers Devastating Line To Ryan Reynolds In The Name Of Charity

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s on-and-off feud is back on ― for a good cause, of course. The actors recently competed against each other in a charity event, in which they partnered with Sam’s Club to sell products from their personal…

/ December 21, 2020
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Georgia Runoff Candidate Kelly Loeffler Allegedly Owns a $56,000 Warhol Portrait of Mao, and a Fellow Republican Thinks It’s Weird

Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who is locked in a tight runoff race for Georgia’s Senate seat, which will help determine which party controls Congress’s upper chamber, appears to be something of an art collector. Georgia representative Doug Collins, another Republican in the…

/ December 10, 2020
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In a Blow to Experience-Art Emporium Meow Wolf, a Judge Allows an Artist’s Copyright Lawsuit to Proceed

A judge in New Mexico has given artist Lauren Adele Oliver the green light in her copyright lawsuit against Meow Wolf, the one-time Santa Fe art collective that is now an entertainment behemoth. Oliver is the artist behind Space Owl, a…

/ December 9, 2020
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How does coronavirus attack your body? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq0vzPOomrUMost infected people, around 80 percent, will have mild symptoms which disappear after a few days. But coronaviruses can multiply fast... spreading from the throat to the lungs. And that's how they can infect lung cells until pneumonia sets in.…

/ December 9, 2020

Australia’s credit rating is irrelevant. Ignore it

Australia guards its AAA credit rating with care. Successive governments from both sides of politics have framed federal budgets with one eye on the economy and the other on what ratings agencies such as Standard and Poor’s will do. Just…

/ December 7, 2020
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From ‘America first’ to ‘America together’: who is Antony Blinken, Biden’s pick for secretary of state?

US Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken promises both awkwardness and opportunity for Australia’s Morrison government. Blinken could hardly represent a more striking contrast with his soon-to-be predecessor Mike Pompeo in his views on the need for America to reinvigorate alliances…

/ November 25, 2020
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Kamala Harris Tells Her Great-Niece, ‘You Could Be President,’ And Warms Hearts

Senator Kamala Harris is inspiring girls and women everywhere in her bid for vice president ― including her great-niece, who has even bigger ambitions.In a short exchange posted on social media by Harris’ niece, Meena Harris, the senator told Meena’s four-year-old…

/ November 6, 2020
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Photographer Andres Serrano Unveils What Is Likely Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Portrait, Shot Just Months Before His Death

Artist Andres Serrano is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work—and his latest outing, “Infamous” at New York’s Fotografiska, is no exception. The exhibition includes a portrait of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, shot just months before the disgraced…

/ November 3, 2020
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A rushed move to virtual AGMs would disempower shareholders

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg appears to have backed down. An extraordinarily rushed timetable that would have allowed investors and others just 12 days to comment on draft legislation permitting companies to hold virtual rather than face-to-face annual general meetings has been…

/ November 2, 2020