US Admiral 'flattered' to be considered as America's next ambassador to Australia

US Admiral 'flattered' to be considered as America's next ambassador to Australia

Posted September 14, 2017 23:44:28 Photo: The Washington Post has reported Harry Harris is being considered for a diplomatic sea change. (Reuters: Yuri Gripas) America’s top military commander in the Pacific says becoming US ambassador to Australia would be a “cool job” and he is “flattered” to be named a possible candidate for the diplomatic posting. In August, The Washington Post reported President Donald Trump was considering naming US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris to the coveted position. On Thursday night, the colourful military commander responded for the first time…

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German football fans cause chaos in London, delaying Europa League match against Arsenal

German football fans cause chaos in London, delaying Europa League match against Arsenal

Posted September 15, 2017 09:41:16 Photo: A surreal atmosphere greeted Arsenal’s players at the Emirates Stadium, which felt like an away ground. (Reuters: John Sibley) Supporters of German minnows FC Koln have caused organisational chaos and a long delay to proceedings in their highly-anticipated Europa League match against London giants Arsenal. Set an away-end allocation of just under 3,000 seats, a reported 20,000 fans from Cologne arrived in London in their boisterous droves for the second-tier European competition — FC Koln’s first continental clash in 25 years. The match was…

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Rebel Wilson's massive defamation win is an opportunity for publishers and readers

Rebel Wilson's massive defamation win is an opportunity for publishers and readers

By Alana Schetzer Posted September 14, 2017 16:52:54 Video: ‘She’ll probably say she crushed it’: Rebel Wilson’s lawyer Richard Leder speaks outside court (ABC News) Related Story: ‘She crushed it’: Rebel Wilson wins Australia’s largest defamation payout Related Story: Rebel Wilson failed to prove articles cost her roles, publisher says Australia’s tabloid magazines received a massive blow when Rebel Wilson was awarded a whopping $4.5 million in damages over a series of articles in 2015 that were found to be defamatory. But it’s also an opportunity for publishers and readers…

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CPA review finds CEO overpaid and organisation 'out of touch' with members

CPA review finds CEO overpaid and organisation 'out of touch' with members

Posted September 14, 2017 22:48:46 An independent review into the deeply troubled accountancy organisation CPA Australia has found the former chief executive was overpaid, it had lost touch with its members and provided questionable value for money for the services it rendered. Key points: Independent review found CPA executive lost touch with members Board and executives overpaid and Alex Malley’s $4.9m severance payment well above what was considered standard Review notes interactions between staff and members “not always constructive and respectful” While much of the interim report had elements of…

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Bush search for missing man

Bush search for missing man

EMERGENCY services have ramped up the search for a missing Perth man who was last seen more than a week ago leaving work near Perth Airport. John Ria Poe, 31, was last seen since leaving the Coles distribution centre on Horrie Miller Drive at Perth Airport about 5.30pm on September 6. Later that night his vehicle was found outside his sister’s house on Shannon Pass in Bertram, with his bank cards and other personal items still inside. A section of bushland next to the Kwinana Freeway in Bertram was cordoned…

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