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Australia pulls health ads from Facebook after news blackout | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook is playing hardball over a government plan to force technology giants to pay for the news on their platforms. Australia’s health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant over a new law that...

Tennis: Djokovic wins record-extending ninth Australian Open | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A tournament that had to contend with many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climaxed with Novak Djokovic remaining an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph on Sunday under the lights at...

Australia begins COVID-19 vaccinations with Pfizer/BioNTech | Incredible Solutions Tech

Up to four million Australians are expected to receive a COVID-19 vaccine voluntarily by March. Australia has kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination programme a day ahead of schedule, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and an 84-year-old World War II survivor among the first Australians to receive the first dose...

Inspiring cultures: Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury dubbed into | Incredible Solutions Tech

It’s the film that inspired a generation: the flying kicks, the furious punches, the whirlwind sound effects. Fist of Fury is the classic 1972 Bruce Lee film that took the world by storm. Tragically, Lee died a year after making it, aged just 32. But his films have had...

Tennis: Osaka cruises to second Australian Open title | Tennis | Incredible Solutions Tech

Japan’s Naomi Osaka claims victory over the 22nd-seeded Jennifer Brady, winning her fourth major crown at the age of 23. Naomi Osaka has given Jennifer Brady a lesson in Grand Slam tennis as she cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win to secure her second Australian Open title and cement...

Australia: Facebook has ‘tentatively friended’ us again | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Australian PM Scott Morrison says his government is again in talks with tech giant as standoff results in decline of traffic to country’s news sites. Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news...

US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big | Incredible Solutions Tech

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Members of the United States Congress from both parties plan to introduce a bill in coming weeks to make it easier for smaller news organisations to negotiate with Big Tech platforms, Representative...

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook | Incredible Solutions Tech

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay media organisations for their content after a news blackout triggered outrage not only in Australia but in other countries where governments are considering similar laws. Facebook stopped its 13...

Australian Open: Williams leaves news conference in tears | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Serena Williams, 39, won her last major in 2017 at Melbourne Park before taking a break from the sport to give birth. Serena Williams broke down and cut short her post-match news conference after her 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semi-finals that ended her...

Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. “The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it...

Australian broadcaster Nine in Google media deal as new laws | Incredible Solutions Tech

Google reportedly agrees to pay Nine more than $23m a year for its media products in the latest of such deals as Parliament prepares content fee laws. Publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd has agreed on a content-licencing deal with Google, according to one of its newspapers,...

Ardern condemns Australia for revoking ISIL suspect’s | Incredible Solutions Tech

New Zealand prime minister says Australia revoked the citizenship of a woman detained in Turkey over ISIL links. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned Australia for refusing to accept responsibility for a woman detained in Turkey with alleged links to the ISIL (ISIS) group. In a statement...

New Zealand outbreak involves UK variant of virus: Ardern | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Origin of the cases, involving the same family, is still being traced as Auckland begins three-day lockdown. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that genomic sequencing of two recent COVID-19 cases that prompted a lockdown in Auckland, the country’s largest city, showed they were the variant...

Melbourne’s third lockdown leaves Australia Open stands empty | Incredible Solutions Tech

Cluster that triggered the renewed restrictions were staying at a quarantine hotel at Melbourne Airport. Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria, including capital Melbourne, entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases set off by the highly infections UK variant....

Australian Open bars fans after snap COVID lockdown | Tennis | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Australian Open tennis organisers have announced a ban on fans and said players would be cocooned in biosecure “bubbles” as Victoria state authorities ordered six million people into lockdown on Friday to control a new coronavirus outbreak. The five-day, state-wide lockdown starting at midnight local time (13:00 GMT)...