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‘I don’t think it should be anyone’s focus’: Australian startup plays down unicorn hype – The Age

Startup has doubled in size since last year but Deputy’s founders are trying to ignore the hype of predictions it will be Australia’s next tech unicorn.

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Deputy is certainly growing quickly with the startup increasing its customers from 90,000 last year to 195,000 and hiring more than 100 new people bringing its workforce to around 360.
“We have significantly grown the business on every metric,” Ahmed says. “…

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Cathay Rises Most Since 2008 as Reopening Chance Offsets Virus – Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. shares climbed the most in nearly 12 years after a Chinese state-run newspaper tweeted that Hong Kong’s airport may restart transfer flights to mainland China, a move that could inject the beleaguered carrier with some much-needed …

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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. shares climbed the most in nearly 12 years after a Chinese state-run newspaper tweeted that Hong Kong’s airport may restart transfer flights to mainland China, a move that could inject the beleaguered carrier with some much-needed passenger traffic.
The tweet from the Global Times added fuel to Cathay’s Wednesday morning rally, pushing it to a 12% gain, its biggest since October 2008. Shares closed at HK$5.88 in Hong Kong. The newspaper cited a source it didn’t ident…

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Students breach Melbourne coronavirus restrictions for McDonald’s trip – NEWS.com.au

Students breach Melbourne coronavirus restrictions for McDonald’s trip

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A trio of vloggers who broke Melbournes strict lockdown restrictions for a trip to McDonalds and then posted about it on social media have been fined thousands of dollars for their naive and shameful stunt.The five-minute video was filmed by a group of international students stuck in Melbourne, who posted about it on Chinese social media site Weibo, where it was viewed tens of thousands of times in the space of a few hours, before it was deleted following widespread criticism.
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The Show’s a no-show, but you can still grab a bag – The Age

The COVID-19 pandemic has scuppered this year’s Royal Melbourne Show, but fans can enjoy “a little bit of happiness in a year that is so stressful” by buying showbags online.

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She is disappointed the family won’t be going this year. The show, due to start on September 19, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead, to give the boys a taste of the excitement, Ms Antonello paid $65 to buy three showbags online.
The top-selling showbags for Bensons Trading (Bluey, Harry Potter and Barbie) and for Chicane Showbags (Bertie Beetle, The Australian Women’s Weekly and My Kitchen Rules).
Top showbag producers faced disaster when more than 200 shows across the countr…

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