Russian opposition leader among hundreds detained in rallies

Russian opposition leader among hundreds detained in rallies

His sentencing followed a day of nationwide anti-corruption demonstrations, during which nearly 1,400 people were arrested amid scuffles with police and reports of tear gas being used. Navalny, in court in Moscow, accused the judge of helping the police write the justification for his arrest and showed defiance by praising the protesters as “brave, wonderful people.” “I am very pleased that people came out, I am proud that I am a part of this movement in which brave, wonderful people, are not afraid to go out on the streets. Even…

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Ten into receivership? Why the rush, it is still solvent

Ten into receivership? Why the rush, it is still solvent

Updated June 14, 2017 00:16:24 So Ten Network’s board has called a time out on the trading of its shares on the ASX. Key points: Ten facing the prospect of administration despite still being solvent Its key shareholders refuse to guarantee a new $250 million loan having already lost in order of $1bn on their investments Media law reform may yet help bail out the struggling network It was not unexpected, although not necessary to shore up its defence which has been losing investors at a debilitating rate. The scoreboard…

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Ben Mendelsohn: Intimidating, menacing and all-round good guy

Ben Mendelsohn: Intimidating, menacing and all-round good guy

Updated June 08, 2017 14:21:25 Video: Watch Leigh Sales’ full interview with Ben Mendelsohn (7.30) Ben Mendelsohn is riding a late-career wave of international success, and it’s built on being menacing. After gaining international attention for his role as Pope — the most violent and terrifying member of a crime family — in the film Animal Kingdom, Mendelsohn has developed a reputation for playing unpredictable and dangerous men. He followed that with the unsettling Danny Rayburn in the television series Bloodline. And now, in the just-released film, Una, he plays…

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Personal wellbeing, finances being sacrificed for small business success

Personal wellbeing, finances being sacrificed for small business success

Updated June 14, 2017 08:37:23 Photo: Wandering Man Espresso operates eight mobile coffee carts throughout Brisbane seven days per week. (Jon Laker) Related Story: Big business using smaller businesses as ‘cheap banks’, says Federal Ombudsman The promise of flexible working hours and complete autonomy draws many people to start up small businesses, but being your own boss often comes with a 24-7 commitment that can have implications for your health. Key points: Two-thirds of small business operators suffer stress with work Personal finances are commonly used to sustain cash flow…

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