EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is urging U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a speech to the Davos World Economic Forum on Tuesday that the way online platforms are doing business impacts on “our democracies, our security and on the quality of our information.” Meanwhile. Hungary’s justice minister says her government wants to place restrictions on tech giants that she said arbitrarily silence users of online platforms, including by suspending the accounts of government leaders like former U.S. President Donald Trump.last_img

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Inside Emily Palmer’s property empire

first_imgAll the properties have been fetching good rental, including the one that’s currently on the market for sale in Corinda. That home’s rent was appraised at $640 week, and sits across from Dunlop Park, the Oxley Football Club and Dunlop Pool with the 18-hole Oxley Golf Course a five-minute walk away. In 2010 she had it listed for rent at $450 a week, which went to $495 two years ago and this month raised further to $640 a week. PALMER PRINCESS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO: (Homes listed to E Palmer) More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Paradise Point, QLD, 4216 House: 4 bed 4 bath 828sqm Sale Price: $1,600,000 Sale Date: 26 Oct. 2012 Yaroomba, QLD, 4573 Unit: 3 bed 2 bath 282sqm Sale Price: $928,500 Sale Date: 19 Apr. 2006 819 Oxley Road Corinda, QLD, 4075 House: 4 bed 3 bath 405sqm Sale Price: $120,000 Sale Date: 4 May 2003 Little Mountain, QLD, 4551 House: 3 bed 2 bath 2,099sqm Sale Price: $100,000 Sale Date: 12 Mar 1990 Taringa, QLD, 4068 House: 3 bed 2 bath 407sqm Sale Price: $75,000Sale Date: 29 Jul. 1982 Broadbeach Waters, QLD, 4218 House: 3 bed 2 bath 817sqm Sale Price: $0 Sale Date: ? (Source: CoreLogic) Ms Palmer is also fortunate enough to own a great rental property in university suburb Taringa, which of course is on the same river peninsula as the University of Queensland. It’s a beautiful art deco home that the young lady has had upgraded. It was bought for $75,000 in 1982 — 13 years before she was born.But by far the most luxurious of them all is a four bed mansion in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast — a stunning four bedroom, four bathroom home that was bought for $1.8m on her 18th birthday. The outlook at her Paradise Point property. Clive Palmer holding Mary, his baby daughter with second wife Anna (far left), and flanked by Emily and Michael, his son and daughter from his first marriage in this file picture supplied by Clive Palmer. Picture: SuppliedBEING the daughter of embattled businessman Clive Palmer does have its perks, like being able to sell off one of your six residential properties to raise some cash.Emily Palmer, Clive’s 23-year-old daughter from his first marriage, is listed as owning six properties — five of which she ended up with after the untimely death of her mother, Susan over a decade ago.It’s one of those homes that she’s decided to sell — a four-bedroom house at 819 Oxley Road in Corinda, 8.8 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The property had been bought three years before her mother passed away for $120,000 and the land alone was last year valued at $300,000, according to CoreLogic records.The list of titles have set her up so comfortably, she doesn’t need her father’s finances. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION MICHEAL PALMER NEVER HAS TO WORK A DAY IN HIS LIFE NOW PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Emily Palmer’s Paradise Point mansion is the jewel in her property crown. Picture: Realestate.com.au Her titles include a three bedroom, two bathroom house on a large 817sqm block in popular Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast.She also owns a three bedroom unit at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast that was listed as having sold to the family for $928,000 over a decade ago, and is now in her name.There’s also a three bed house on a massive 2099sqm block in Little Mountain that was bought for $100,000 four years before she was born. That one’s a three bedroom, two bathroom home. Quite an iconic view from her Broadbeach Waters investment.last_img read more

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Pacquiao-Rios visit Great Wall of China

first_imgSuperstar Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios race up the Great Wall of China, one of the great wonders of the world, Monday in Beijing, China.Next they made a stop at the infamous Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing.Pacquiao and Rios are in town for a Tuesday press conference to announce their upcoming mega fight in November.Both fighters are making a stop in Beijing as part of their world-wide media tour which will also include stops in Shanghai, Singapore, New York and finally ending up in Los Angeles. Pacquiao vs Rios will battle on Sunday, November 24 from The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Sunday Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.last_img

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Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: RB

first_imgWEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 4 features just two teams on byes: Jets and 49ers. At the running back spot, the Jets’ bye is a big one because it means an owner is without Le’Veon Bell this week. There will also be owners dealing with the absence of Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert or even Jeff Wilson, Jr., but they might just be glad to get that headache off their plate for a week. WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFurther down the rankings, we see Devonta Freeman (vs. Titans) make an appearance as an RB2. Once Ito Smith left Sunday with a concussion, Freeman received all the RB carries and only ceded one total touch to another back. Seattle’s Chris Carson (@ Cardinals) has tumbled in this week’s rankings despite a good matchup with the Cardinals because Carson has lost a fumble in all three games so far this season. If Rashaad Penny is healthy enough to play, expect Carson to lose out on some touches.In Philly, we saw a near-breakout game for Miles Sanders in Week 3, as he averaged 4.1 yards on 13 carries and picked up 73 yards on two big plays in the passing game. He’s a rookie back on the rise. In Chicago, David Montgomery finally looks like he’s won Matt Nagy’s trust and should be a fantasy starter on most rosters in Week 4.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPFinally, there’s a very interesting matchup clash in Week 4: Dalvin Cook against the imposing Bears defense. Cook has rushed for more than 100 yards in all three Vikings games, carrying the ball at least 16 times each time out. The Minnesota offense goes through Cook. Even with that matchup, you’ve gotta keep Cook in your lineup this week because he’ll still get the volume even if the efficiency drops slightly. Besides, all it takes is one, like the 75-yard touchdown Cook ran for in Week 2.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builder LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 4 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.1Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ HOU.2Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NO.3Austin Ekeler, LAC @ MIA. To the shock of no one, Miami allows the most fantasy points to running backs. In Week 3, two Cowboys running backs reached 100 yards on the ground against the Dolphins. Ekeler’s floor-ceiling combination in this game is as good as any back for Week 4.4Alvin Kamara, NO vs. DAL.5James Conner, PIT vs. CIN. The Bengals have been burned on the ground all season long, so even though Conner has been poor this season, this Monday Night Football matchup shapes up as a prime game for him to break out and return to his 2018 form. Cincinnati’s allowed 5.2 yards per carry to running backs in 2019, so at Conner’s usual workload, his yardage alone provides a high floor in Week 4.6Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CLE.7Marlon Mack, IND vs. OAK. The Raiders haven’t stopped much of anything from offenses the past two weeks, so this game shapes up as one that Indianapolis gets an early lead and uses Mack to control the game in the second half. It doesn’t hurt that Mack’s averaging a career-best 4.9 yards per carry so far in 2019. 8Josh Jacobs, OAK @ IND.9Derrick Henry, TEN @ ATL.10Nick Chubb, CLE @ BAL. The Ravens have been good at stopping the run this season, but Chubb has proven to be Cleveland’s most consistent offense in the early going. In an important divisional matchup for the Browns, expect them to lean on Chubb early and often as Baker Mayfield continues to work through his early-season struggles.11Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. KC.12Joe Mixon, CIN @ PIT. This will be a friendly game to running backs, as Pittsburgh’s also struggled to limit running back fantasy points. The Steelers have been especially burned by backs catching passes, which Mixon is good at, so he’s in line for a solid Monday night.13David Johnson, ARZ vs. SEA.14Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. JAX. Lindsay’s biggest concern in a time share with Royce Freeman might’ve been expected to be goal-line work, as Freeman is the more physically imposing back. No worries there anymore, though, as Lindsay scored two goal-line touchdowns for Denver in Week 3. While Freeman has played a solid role, too, Lindsay is still the preferred option in the Denver backfield.15Dalvin Cook, MIN @ CHI. You can’t really sit Cook this week. He’s received at least 16 carries and topped 100 yards in each of the season’s first three weeks. Minnesota won’t abandon the running game, so Cook should get a similar carry total. Even if it’s more like 20 carries for 80 yards, all it takes is one score to make it a solid fantasy day.16Todd Gurley, LAR vs. TB.17Leonard Fournette, JAX @ DEN. Maybe the nature of Fournette’s Week 3 concerned you: Negative yardage until he broke a late run to get him over 60 yards for the night. Denver’s allowed a league-worst five rushing TDs to running backs in 2019, though. Fournette should be licking his chops when the Jags get down near the goal line, and his added work in the receiving game gives him a slightly higher floor, especially in PPR leagues.18Aaron Jones, GB vs. PHI.19David Montgomery, CHI vs. MIN.20Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. TEN. Ito Smith looks iffy due to a concussion, and if Smith misses out, Freeman should get 90-plus percent of the Falcons’ backfield touches. After a week in which Freeman finally looked more like himself, his high Week 4 usage makes him a good RB2. 21Sony Michel, NE @ BUF.22LeSean McCoy, KC @ DET. McCoy aggravated the ankle injury he dealt with last week late in Sunday’s game. Detroit is a fantasy-friendly matchup for running backs, so keep an eye on this one: If McCoy plays, you’ll want him in your lineup.23Adrian Peterson,WAS @ NYG. 24Chris Carson, SEA @ ARZ. Carson has lost a fumble in all three games this season. If Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is healthy in time for Sunday’s game, Carson becomes a risky play even in a good matchup because he’s very close to being in Pete Carroll’s doghouse regardless of how many “votes of confidence” he gets.25Royce Freeman, DEN vs. JAX26Miles Sanders, PHI @ GB. Sanders had a mini breakout in Week 3, leading Eagles backs in rushing and receiving yards. A matchup with a Packers run defense that’s allowed 5.0 yards per carry to backs might be just what the rookie from Penn State needs to have his full breakout.27Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. WAS. Gallman will fill in for Saquon Barkley (ankle) as long as the superstar is out, and he gets a friendly first matchup against the Redskins. Gallman has averaged 4.2 yards per carry in the six NFL games he has of at least 10 carries, so if the Giants trust him with 15 or so totes, he could put together a decent ballgame. He’s only shown himself as a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield in limited opportunities. 28Rashaad Penny, SEA @ ARZ29Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. CAR30Devin Singletary, BUF vs. NE31Peyton Barber, TB @ LAR32James White, NE @ BUF. The Bills have limited receiving for running backs so far this season, but they have allowed two touchdown receptions by backs. In standard leagues, White owners will need him to find paydirt to make starting him worthwhile, but at least it looks like there’s a chance of that in this matchup.33Darrel Williams, KC @ DET.34Jordan Howard, PHI @ GB35Ronald Jones, TB @ LAR. Jones finished Week 3 with a late surge to outcarry Peyton Barber, 14-13 and outgain him on the ground, 80-48. This remains a guessing-game committee, and the Rams are a tough matchup. It’s hard to trust either Tampa Bay option this week as anything more than a FLEX flier.36Jamaal Williams, GB vs. PHI.37Chris Thompson, WAS @ NYG.38Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. MIN39Kenyan Drake, MIA vs. LAC. Game flow hasn’t even helped Drake in the early going as Miami’s preferred receiving back, as neither Ryan Fitzpatrick nor Josh Rosen check down enough to let Drake compile fantasy points through the air. Maybe Drake really will get traded soon. It could only help his value.40Frank Gore, BUF vs. NE41Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. CAR42Nyheim Hines, IND vs. OAK43Dion Lewis, TEN @ ATL44Rex Burkhead, NE @ BUF.45Latavius Murray, NO vs. DAL46Ito Smith, ATL vs. TEN47Gus Edwards, BAL vs. CLE48Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. TB.49Alexander Mattison, MIN @ CHI50Melvin Gordon, LAC @ MIA. Gordon could play a limited role Sunday now that Justin Jackson is out. If you’re desperate and he’s active, he could score a touchdown against a bad defense. 51Kalen Ballage, MIA vs. LAC52Tony Pollard, DAL @ NO.53DeAndre Washington, OAK @ IND.54Giovani Bernard, CIN @ PIT55C.J. Prosise, SEA @ ARZ. The biggest change to our running back rankings comes right at the top: There’s no Saquon Barkley. He sustained a high-ankle sprain in Week 3 and almost surely won’t be ready to go in Week 4. Fantasy football owners who drafted Barkley with one of the top two or three picks in their drafts might be scrambling to try and find a replacement on the waiver wire, be that handcuff Wayne Gallman or someone else. Chances are, the sleeper you need to make up for Barkley’s absence might already be on your bench, a player you’ve never considered playing yet because you have Saquon, but now will be forced into using. Hopefully our Week 4 fantasy RB rankings help you uncover the hidden gem you have hiding on your own roster.One player who isn’t a sleeper anymore is Austin Ekeler. He’s just a full-blown fantasy stud who picks up points on the ground and in the receiving game. Ekeler gets the mouthwatering matchup with Miami in Week 4. The Dolphins allowed 100-yard games to both Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in Week 3, so there should be plenty of yardage to go around for the Chargers — enough to make Justin Jackson an interesting deep-league play, especially with bye weeks here. (Update: Jackson has been ruled out. If you still want to play the backup game for the Chargers, you’d have to go with Troymaine Pope.)last_img read more

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2012 Boss of the Year Recipients Recognized By Thurston County Chamber

first_imgCongratulations to the 2012 Boss of the Year recipients and finalists as awarded by the Thurston County Chamber in partnership with Express Employment Professionals.  For more information on the awards, click here.2012 Boss of the Year RecipientsSteve Brooks, Lacey Fire District 3Jessica Jensen, Jessica Jensen Law PS Joe Ingoglia,  Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County2012 Boss of the Year FinalistsDani Anderson, Hometown Property ManagementAndrew Barkis, Hometown Property ManagementMichelle Benton, Washington Department of Natural ResourcesDan Jones, ThurstonTalk.comHeidi West, America’s Credit Union Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img

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