Friday, October 23

Australia

Australia, Google, iPhone News

Google Claims Australia’s Paid News Proposal Puts Free Services Like News, YouTube ‘At Risk’

Google says that an Australian proposal to make tech giants pay news publishers for their content would jeopardize its free services there. The Silicon Valley titan lashed out at the proposed "Media Negotiation Code" on a Monday open letter, saying it could give big media companies an "unfair advantage" in Google's exclusive search engine and YouTube video platform. "The law is established to give special treatment to large media companies and to encourage them to make huge and unreasonable demands that would put our free services at risk," Mel Silva, managing director of Google Australia, wrote in the letter. Google says it already partners with Australian media by paying them millions of dollars and sending billions of clicks each year. "But instead of encouraging these kind...
Australia, Coronavirus, COVID-19, World

Australian state of Victoria returns to confinement and declares “state of disaster” – The Canadian News

The Prime Minister of the state of Victoria in Australia has declared a disaster between the new coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne and elsewhere since Sunday night. An overnight curfew will be implemented in Melbourne from 8 pm to 5 am Prime Minister Daniel Andrews says the state of disaster proclamation gave police greater power. He says 671 new cases of coronavirus had been detected since Saturday, including seven deaths. It is among an increasing number of deaths and infections in the past six weeks in Victoria. "If we don't make these changes, we are not going to get through this," Andrews said. "We need to do more. That's what these decisions are about." He said Monday there will be more announcements about workplaces, including the closure of certain industries. "...
Australia, Celebs, Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky Has To Be Rescued After Getting Trapped In Her Car While Attempting To Cross A Flooded Road

By Becca Longmire. 24 secs ago Photo by Pablo Cuadra/WireImage/Getty Elsa Pataky got herself in a bit of a tricky situation over the weekend. The model, who has been married to Chris Hemsworth for almost 10 years, videoed herself getting stuck while trying to cross a flooded road in New South Wales, Australia. Pataky shared the whole ordeal on her Instagram Stories, writing: “A bit too optimistic? I was so sure I could cross.”RELATED: Chris Hemsworth Reveals Why Wife Elsa Pataky Never Took His Name The clip showed water surrounding her car as she sat in the driver’s seat. Telling fans the floods had been caused by two days of rain, Pataky said: “Oh god, what am I doing? My only option, through the window.” RELATED: Chris Hemsworth’s W...
Australia, Celebs, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Quarantine

Rep For Nicole Kidman Denies She And Husband Keith Urban Are Ignoring Australia’s Strict Quarantine Rules

By Brent Furdyk. 4 mins ago Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been caught up in controversy in their native Australia after claims the couple were flouting the country’s ultra-strict quarantine protocols in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Australia, it’s mandatory for citizens arriving from another country to quarantine for two weeks in a government-managed hotel room. According to a report in The Times, the pair were hit with backlash when it was discovered they were able to skip the state-mandated hotel and quarantine at their luxurious home, located 75 miles outside Sydney. RELATED: Nicole Kidman Gets Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Look Spot On New South Wales Premiere Gladys Berejiklian has stated that there will be “no exceptions” from the hotel quarantine; however,...
Australia, house, Life, Real Estate, Suburbs, viral news, Waterloo

This ‘run-down’ house with no bathrooms is on sale for nearly $600,000

A “run-down” house with a collapsing roof and a “missing bathroom” is hitting the market for nearly $600,000, leaving the internet with all kinds of questions.The home is located in Waterloo, a developing residential area in Sydney, Australia. While the location may be ideal, the building itself is admittedly “not for the faint-hearted.”That’s according to the property’s listing on Realestate.com.au. The three-bedroom home currently has “no indoor bathroom” but is expected to sell for around $800,000 Australian dollars ($560,000 USD).Credit: Realestate.com.auThe listing admits the unit is in a “derelict state” and is “completely unlivable” in its current condition, but it also presents the home as the “ultimate fixer-upper.”Among the home’s other fea...