US President Donald Trump on Thursday used a White House meeting of far-right social media provocateurs to once more criticize big tech firms such as Twitter and Facebook for what he sees as their unfair treatment of conservative voices. "We're not going to be silenced," Trump said. "Big tech must not censor the voices." The US president has frequently claimed — without evidence — that major internet companies, including his favored communications outlet, Twitter, are biased against him, even suggesting that US regulators should sue them for anti-conservative leanings. He announced on Thursday that his administration would explore "all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech and the free-speech rights of all Americans." Read more: Is Facebook doing enough to combat fake news? 'Genius, but bad' At the same time, Trump praised his guests at the "social media summit" — who did not include representatives of big tech firms — for their … [Read more...] about Trump slams tech firms at ‘free speech’ social media summit
Houses priced at or above this figure are within the top 2 per cent of the market in Victoria’s capital, according to property data firm CoreLogic. The threshold to be considered a wealthy unit owner is $1.2 million. The research also reveals how much a house needs to be worth to be top of the pile in every Melbourne region, with the figures ranging from $728,572 in the Wyndham area through to $6.88 million in Stonnington. SEE THE FULL LIST OF REGIONS BELOW RELATED: Melbourne home values notch highest monthly gains since 2009 Million-dollar renovation helps Victorian bolt past reserve Racing identity’s impressive Peninsula property sold after 676 days In the Stonnington region, which is home to Stonington Mansion, houses have to be priced at $6.88 million or more to be within the top 2 per cent of the market.Source:News Limited The latter’s high threshold is unsurprising given the blue-chip region is home to the state’s most expensive house: … [Read more...] about Melbourne real estate: is your home in top tier of local market?
With its vast floor plan that stretches across 557sqm — the size of many regular blocks of land — this property would be a perfect fit for large or extended families. It was built by the current owners and it boasts many original, retro, modern and quality features throughout, as well as a position that is nestled into Granton’s hills. The next owner will be able to relax while taking in a lovely view of the Derwent estuary. Entry into this spacious home is via original double timber doors. Pretty vista.Source:Supplied Heaps of family space.Source:Supplied A formal dining room and a formal loungeroom are positioned to the left. This split-level living zone includes an original brick fireplace, a raked ceiling and chandlers. A deck wraps around the dining room. In the kitchen there are large cooking appliances, a pantry, island bench, an intercom system, checkered floor and a splash of red to mix modern and retro styles seamlessly. There are informal dining and … [Read more...] about Retro, modern and quality features abound in this huge Granton home
Police say the 42-year-old man was found in a backyard in Mount Pritchard by a police dog on Friday. A search of him and his car uncovered almost $200,000 in cash, ice, a vial of white liquid and a folding knife. He’d been wanted since August when police found steroids, fireworks, a pistol and various drugs in a home in Casula. Extensive inquiries and numerous searches failed to find him, police say. After being recognised on Friday driving through Heckenberg, the man resisted orders to pull over his car and led police on a brief pursuit. The chase was abandoned before the car was found empty outside the Mount Pritchard property on which he was located. He was later charged with 18 offences including two counts of drug supply, driving while disqualified, entering enclosed lands and acquiring a pistol while subject to a prohibition order. … [Read more...] about Police find $200,000 in cash, ice, a vial of white liquid and a folding knife in suspect’s car
With 160 million record sales under her belt, Jackson closing out the national RnBFridaysLive festival — following energetic sets from the likes of Jason DeRulo, 50 Cent and the Black Eyed Peas — seemed a no-brainer. Get the latest showbiz goss delivered straight to your inbox — sign up for our daily entertainment newsletter And yet, since the festival’s first stop in Perth last week, punters have been fiercely divided. The hardcore Janet fans have sung her praises — but others slammed her “low energy” performance, calling out blatant lip-synching and dubbing her set a “massive flop.” Janet’s been a surprisingly controversial headliner for the RnBFridays festival. Picture: AFPSource:AFP There were even reports of mass audience walkouts, with disappointed ticketholders apparently bailing on Janet’s headlining set. So what is the truth? From the moment she stepped on stage at Sydney’s Giants Stadium on … [Read more...] about Our verdict on Janet Jackson’s controversial RnBFridays headlining performance