Thursday, October 28

Month: October 2021

Alibaba, Evergrande: China’s Rich List Shows Billion Dollar Crackdown

Alibaba founder Jack Ma was ousted as China's richest person after a brutal crackdown by Beijing rocked the ranks of the country's billionaires.A bottled water mogul toppled Alibaba founder Jack Ma to be named the richest person in China.Zhong Shanshan, the founder of bottled water giant Nongfu Spring, has surpassed this year Hurun China Rich List with a net worth of $ 60.6 billion, amid major reorganizations as a result of the Chinese Communist Party's crackdown."New Energy has had an incredible year, while real estate, home tutoring services, pork production and video games have had a bad year," said Rupert Hoogewerf, president and principal investigator of Hurun Report. .Ma, once China's most prominent businessman, got angry at Beijing just over a year ago for his comments at a busin...

Some points are ‘conveniently ignored’ in discussion about Julian Assange

By 9:14PM October 28, 2021 Sky News host Alan Jones says some points are “conveniently ignored” in all the discussion about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “He is charged under the US Espionage Act and charged with one count under the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” Mr Jones said. “He is not accused of hacking, he is the first publisher in history to be charged with espionage, he faces 175 years in prison, all for engaging in regular journalistic activity, basically, exposing what he believed was political corruption. “What has to be said is that Julian Assange did not hack the US records, nor did he assist Chelsea Manning to hack the US servers.” According to Mr Jones, all that Assange and WikiLeaks did was “passively receive information...

‘House to Cure Childhood Cancer’ in Glenmore Park to be auctioned to fund research into deadly disease

One of West Sydney's finest luxury new homes will be auctioned to raise funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer.A unique new home in West Sydney will be auctioned to raise money to fund the fight against childhood cancer.Children's Cancer Institute's luxurious four-bedroom 'Build for a Cure' home is located on the prestigious Mulgoa Sanctuary Estate in Glenmore Park.It was built in just two months despite Covid's challenges with every item, from land to work, donated.The ideal family home, stands on almost 900 square meters in a precious corner block next to the local park. The Hamptons-inspired home is the latest home available in the coveted Mulgoa Sanctuary."We are delighted to present such a beautiful home, which was built with love, under very challenging circumstances," sa...

Bachelorette Party: James Weir recaps Episode 4 | Brooke sledding with ex-celebrities

Brooke has had the final say on two of her famous breakups, casting multiple stealthy sleds into the air. James Weir recaps.Bachelorette party Brooke does what many of us dream of doing when she hits the airwaves on Thursday night and sleds her famous exes. It is the best way to have the last word. Genius. Still, if you talked your ex off on a reality show but no one in Australia is tuning in to hear it, does that mean you won the breakup? The ratings for this current series from the Channel 10 franchise suck. Only 253,000 subway viewers tuned in to Wednesday's linear broadcast. More people viewed America has talent at Seven later in the evening. JAMES WEIR SUMMARY: Read all summaries hereAnd it's not that Brooke isn't trying. She is working overtime to make this season enjoyable ...

Global Times editor intervenes after criticism of Chinese weapons test

The outspoken editor of China's state-backed media spokesperson has issued a chilling warning in response to the latest outbreak with the United States.The editor-in-chief of a Chinese state-backed publication The Global Times no stranger to rummaging through hornets' nests.Hu Xijin, who regularly immerses himself in geopolitical issues on the side of the Chinese government, has made a name for himself as one of the most prominent defenders of the Communist Party, and one of the sharpest critics of other world powers.With the tensions between China and the United States in the news again this week, of course it has been on the attack.Today, the catalyst was China's hypersonic missile test. US intelligence officials were reportedly stunned by the rival superpower's launch of a nuclear-c...

NBA 2021: Russell Westbrook explodes, ejected, dunk by Darius Bazley, unwritten rule

The NBA has a host of unwritten rules and Australian Josh Giddey's OKC side has left one of the game's biggest stars fuming.LA Lakers star Russell Westbrook led from the front in the absence of LeBron James, but it wasn't enough to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.But the 123-115 loss to the Thunder, led by Australian rookie Josh Giddey, had their wounds rubbed at a late moment that saw Westbrook ejected after a heated eruption after accusing Darius Bazley of breaking a no-rule rule. written by the NBA.Watch the NBA season 21/22 with ESPN on Kayo. Live coverage every week and all NBA Finals games. New to Kayo? Start your free trial>Westbrook scored his first triple-double in the colors of the Lakers, scoring 20 points, 13 assists and 14 rebounds. He also had 10 turnovers.However, it di...

Parents outraged by the trend of “ retouching ” school photographs

Parents have been outraged after receiving photos of their children from a recent day of school photography, criticizing a troubling new trend.Jennifer Greene doesn't want her 12-year-old daughter, Madeline, to feel pressured to look perfect. So when the Maryland mother opened the seventh grader's school photo packet from the photography company Lifetouch and saw that it was urging parents to set aside an additional $ 12 for portrait "retouching" services, including whitening of teeth, skin tone at night and blemish removal, freaked out. "I was surprised," said Greene, 43. The charge. "I completely disagree with (retouching a child's school image), because it is teaching children that they need to look perfect all the time and that they can change (a perceived flaw) with the click of a ...

New Australian coastal record, as Tamarama site sells for $ 29.2 million ahead of auction

A new Australian coastal record was set tonight with the sale of a block from a former apartment block on the Tamarama waterfront for $ 29.2 million. The guide had cost $ 17 million.A new Australian coastal record was set tonight with the sale of a former apartment block that sits among designer mansions on the Tamarama waterfront for $ 29.2 million. The five-unit block, with a hut in front, on 563 m2 in Kenneth Street 9 - owned by Raymond Hodder for over 30 years - was scheduled for auction on Nov. 9 with a $ 17 million lead through McGrath's William Manning with Ballard Property's Clint Ballard. But the sold label is up tonight, and Manning has confirmed that he had a range of developers and investors from as far away as New York, London and Hong Kong who wanted to close a pre-...

Rachel King sets her sights on becoming the second female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup

Rachel King will ride in her first Melbourne Cup. Picture: David SwiftWhen Michelle Payne won the 2015 Melbourne Cup she famously told the chauvinistic brigade in racing to “get stuffed’’ – but there will be a different vibe from the jockey who could follow in her footsteps next Tuesday. Right from the moment English horsewoman Rachel King set foot on Australian soil and started riding, she felt complete acceptance.A King will become a Queen if the Sydney-based jockey wins her debut Melbourne Cup when she rides Pondus for seven-time Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams next Tuesday.Read NextIt would follow in Payne’s footsteps and make King just the second female jockey to have won the Melbourne Cup in the grand history of the great race.Horse Racing: Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle P...

The second favorite Spanish mission of the Melbourne Cup will undergo a new veterinary examination

One of the top contenders for the Melbourne Cup is among three horses that Racing Victoria veterans will re-examine after swelling was detected in his leg.The star international and the second seed of the Melbourne Cup, the Spaniard Mission, will be re-examined on Friday after presenting "swelling" in the right front leg.Spanish Mission was among the 14 Cup horses to approve Racing Victoria's X-ray fix this week, after its permanent $ 1.27 million CT scanner broke down, ruling out structural damage.Since arriving at Werribee, Andrew Balding's trained assistant has impressed under the meticulous care of Mornington jockey Tony Noonan and his son Tom.Spanish Mission, still a $ 6 second favorite with TAB for the Melbourne Cup, has not lost any work on the track.News Corp Australia has estab...