Lloyd polls full votes from the coaches

Sydney Swans defender Jake Lloyd has received the full 10 votes for the AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award following the side’s Round 15 victory over St. Kilda. Lloyd starred in Sydney’s 51-point victory finishing with a game-high 39 disposals, 10 interceptions, 10 contested possessions, 3 tackles and 1 clearance in the victory. While …

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ANZ stablecoin A$DC used to buy ‘tokenised’ BetaCarbon carbon credit units

Using ANZ’s Australian dollar stablecoin allowed settlement to occur “on chain”. That is, payment and transfer of the BCAUs occurred on ethereum, without having to be sent out to an existing payment network such as Visa or the new payments platform (NPP), a process that adds complexity, slows settlement times and creates counterparty risks. Zerocap, …

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Adam Voges – ‘Not the one that spins and beats your outside edge that is the dangerous one’

Stick to your plans. That will be the message to Australia’s batters as they head to Sri Lanka for their biggest batting examination in three years of Test cricket. Pakistan did not quite throw up the batting challenges against spin that were anticipated in March, particularly in the first two Tests, where Australia secured a …

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Australia COVID travel: I just flew Sydney-Perth-Rome direct with Qantas

To be directly connected to Britain and Europe is a psychological and competitive advantage that has forever altered the famous kangaroo route. It is finally just one hop. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce is under fire for passenger frustration over a range of issues. But that should not overshadow the importance of this moment. The …

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OpenAI Taught a Neural Network How to Play Minecraft

OpenAI has detailed its efforts to teach a neural network how to play Minecraft. The organization says(Opens in a new window) it used a “massive unlabeled video dataset of human Minecraft play,” along with “a small amount of labeled contractor data,” with a technique called Video PreTraining (VPT) as it trained the neural network how …

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Three areas of interest to watch, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean

From the National Hurricane Center: For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Central Tropical Atlantic: Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a tropical wave located about 950 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to …

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Melbourne Demons, North Melbourne Kangaroos, Majak Daw, retirement, list change, Sudanese, Bolte Bridge, career, injury

Majak Daw, the first Sudanese-Australian player drafted into the AFL, has announced his immediate retirement. The 31-year-old says he walks away from the game with “tremendous pride” after 11 years and 54 AFL games. The decision to retire comes after Daw was ruled out for at least a month with a pectoral injury suffered in …

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WA aircraft engineer jobs go unfilled as crisis looms for aviation sector

Regional airlines in Australia’s aviation-reliant north west are feeling the pinch of a critical shortage of engineers, with an industry figure saying it’s a “looming crisis”. Key points: Regional airlines are struggling to find engineers to service their aircraft Shortage could be a disaster for smaller aviation operators related on in many parts of Western …

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