Welcome to the jungle: Woolies faces Amazon retail 'carnage'

Welcome to the jungle: Woolies faces Amazon retail 'carnage'

Posted August 23, 2017 16:49:14 Photo: Amazon’s local launch could strike a death blow to some struggling Australian retailers. (Reuters: Mike Segar) Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci has acknowledged the looming threat of Amazon launching in Australia warning it is a “material competitor”. Mr Banducci was pressed by the ABC on Amazon’s disruptive potential for traditional retailers as the online giant prepares to unleash in Australia later this year. “Amazon is obviously a very material potential competitor in this space,” Mr Banducci said. “Customers are looking for a lot more…

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Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

The aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin, the sources said. The person was only identified in the email as being from “WV,” which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It’s unclear who the individual is, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn even acted on the request. One source said that the individual was…

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Terror threat cancels Rotterdam concert

Terror threat cancels Rotterdam concert

Story highlights Rotterdam police say it’s too soon to say if a van found near the venue is related to the threat The American rock band Allah-Las was scheduled to perform at the venue Later that night, authorities stopped a van with Spanish plates that was carrying gas cylinders inside an area cordoned off by police near Rotterdam Maassilo, the concert venue, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told reporters. Authorities did not have to evacuate Maassilo because the concert hadn’t started, Rotterdam Police press officer Roland Ekkers said. The American rock band…

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Van filled with gas bottles found near Rotterdam concert hall

Van filled with gas bottles found near Rotterdam concert hall

Posted August 24, 2017 07:55:58 Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam have stopped a van with Spanish licence plates containing a number of gas bottles near the venue of an American rock concert that was cancelled following a “terror threat”. Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said at a hastily arranged press conference the van’s driver had been detained and was being questioned on Wednesday night (local time). Mr Aboutaleb said the concert, by Los Angeles band Allah-Las, was called off after Dutch police received a terror warning from Spanish…

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‘Thor’ hammers home marriage equality

‘Thor’ hammers home marriage equality

CHRIS Hemsworth, recently anointed as one of the world’s richest actors, has a simple yet effective message for Australia when it comes to same-sex marriage. The Thor actor took to Instagram with a message for his fellow Aussies on the upcoming postal plebiscite. “Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving aussies. Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship, it should be available to everyone! Vote now for marriage equality,” Hemsworth wrote. RELATED: Everything you need to know about the same-sex marriage…

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