Old icons levelled as decks cleared for Brisbane Queen's Wharf development

Old icons levelled as decks cleared for Brisbane Queen's Wharf development

Updated November 18, 2017 09:33:55 Video: The last section of the Neville Bonner building wall coming down (ABC News) A large chunk of Brisbane’s CBD has been torn down for the state’s biggest infrastructure project. The unprecedented demolition on the north bank of the river is almost complete. Photo: The new executive building at 1 William Street dwarfing what remains of the old building (bottom left). (ABC News: Donna Field) In its wake is 20,000 square metres of open space, creating a dramatic change in the cityscape. In years to…

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China’s ‘big move’ on North Korea as the rogue nation refuses to talk as war games continue

China’s ‘big move’ on North Korea as the rogue nation refuses to talk as war games continue

A TOP Chinese envoy landed in North Korea in a trip hailed as a “big move” by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. Diplomat Song Tao is visiting the North on behalf of President Xi Jinping to brief officials on the recent Chinese Communist Party congress and other “issues of mutual interest”, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. He is the first major Chinese envoy to visit Pyongyang in more than a year with ties severely strained between the two countries….

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Parents sue after boy's skull fatally crushed in rotating restaurant

Parents sue after boy's skull fatally crushed in rotating restaurant

Updated November 18, 2017 15:04:34 Photo: The family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed in the rotating restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel. (AP: Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via) The family of a five-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose son Charlie died on April 14. Marriott International, the owner of the Westin Peachtree Plaza…

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Commercial TV networks see value of catch-up services, says Nine chief Hugh Marks

Commercial TV networks see value of catch-up services, says Nine chief Hugh Marks

CATCH-UP television is radically changing the Australian broadcast media landscape, Nine Entertainment chief Hugh Marks says. Mr Marks says 9Now, the network’s catch-up service, is bringing in $20 million revenue a year. Speaking at the Screen Producers Australia conference in Melbourne this week, he said he believed the Seven and Ten networks would be seeing similar figures. “Now we look at our business and revenues and cost across all platforms,” he said. Love Child was a good example of a program doing well on free-to-air but suffering from fragmentation as…

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Cryptocurrency being used to raise money for bail fund

Cryptocurrency being used to raise money for bail fund

Updated November 17, 2017 20:23:26 Photo: The app that mines the cryptocurrency is unobtrusive and costs volunteers next to nothing to participate. (ABC News: Jean Edwards) A new project in the United States is seeking to raise funds for people unable to afford bail using an unconventional platform — cryptocurrencies. The project, known as Bail Bloc, encourages volunteers to install an app on their computer where a cryptocurrency quietly accumulates using spare processing power. Bail Bloc co-creator Maya Binyam said it is a project to help tens of thousands of…

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