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DC Is Working On A Huge Number Of New Young Adult And Kid Books

Global Development Gizmodo Australia

DC recently announced that they were consolidating all of their imprints, cancelling a wide variety of separate lines, including the DC Ink and DC Zoom lines aimed at younger readers. In the aftermath of that news, it would be easy to worry about
'DC recently announced that they were consolidating all of their imprints, cancelling a wide variety of separate lines, including the DC Ink and DC Zoom lines aimed at younger readers. In the aftermath of that news, it would be easy to worry about the future of DC’s books for non-adult audiences, but it turns out they have that covered.\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Steam Is About To Drop Official Support For Ubuntu

Global Development Gizmodo Australia

Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the upcoming version of the OS will eliminate updates to 32-bit x86 components. According to Valve
'Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the upcoming version of the OS will eliminate updates to 32-bit x86 components. According to Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais, the company will “evaluate ways to minimise breakage for existing users,” though it will also be focusing on “a different distribution, currently TBD.”\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Motivate Your Kid By Having Them Imagine The Future

Global Development Lifehacker Australia

Your kid doesn’t want to do it. Clean his room. Finish her book report. Practice violin. Whatever the impossibly hard thing of the moment may be. As a parent, you might be tempted to resort to nagging, but that will just make everyone more
'Your kid doesn’t want to do it. Clean his room. Finish her book report. Practice violin. Whatever the impossibly hard thing of the moment may be. As a parent, you might be tempted to resort to nagging, but that will just make everyone more frustrated. A better way to motivate kids, according to research from the University of Queensland, is to have them imagine how their future selves will feel.\t\t\t\t\t More »'

‘Not welcome’: Ellis explodes at Folau

Global Development The Advertiser

Netball Australia and South Australia both issued statements on the future of Maria Folau today, given her support of husband Israel, and her religious views but one of Australia’s greatest ever has slammed them.
'Liz Ellis, Australia’s most capped netballer, slammed the diplomatic statements of both governing bodies as “not good enough” and called them out for themselves not slamming homophobia in an explosive Twitter tirade. “Yeah nah not good enough,” Ellis tweeted. “How about this: There is no room for homophobia in our game. Anyone who is seen to support or endorse homophobia is not welcome. As much as I love watching @MariaFolau play netball I do not want my sport endorsing the views of her husband.” As drama raged on over the Folau’s controversial GoFundMe campaign, Netball South Australia had their say on Folau’s wife Maria reposting his plea for monetary support on her own Instagram account. The Adelaide Thunderbirds star, like her husband is deeply religious, and reposted Israel’s initial Instagram post, where he asked for people to donate up to $3 million to help him fund his legal battle against Rugby Australia, despite years of multi-million dollar contracts in both rugby and the AFL. Netball South Australia CEO Bronwyn Klei released a statement on Maria Folau and while the federation did not back her they did not whack her either, taking a diplomatic stand. “First and foremost, I want to be very clear that Netball South Australia is fiercely determined to provide an inclusive environment that allows anyone to participate in the great game of netball regardless of gender, religious belief, age, race or sexual orientation,” Klei’s statement said. “We also believe in fairness and perspective. “Like millions of other people across Australia, Maria Folau uses her personal social media platform to share her life and beliefs with her family, friends and fans. This week, she shared her husband’s controversial GoFundMe post. READ: Folau doesn’t deserve your money READ: Fan launches counter GoFundMe campaign READ: Comedian challenges Folau READ: Five words prove Folau is clueless “While Netball SA in no way endorses the reposting, we do not believe Maria has contravened our social media policy. “Maria is a key member of the Thunderbirds. Not only has she provided great strength and leadership on court, she attends and works with netballing clinics, spends a lot of time with fans, engages with local communities and passionately encourages kids with their netball dreams. Rugby Union: Former Wallabies back-rower and one of Folau's former Waratahs teammates Stephen Hoiles says he is 'sickened by' his Go Fund Me page, which sits next to kids that are fighting for their lives. “We continue to support her as we support all our players.” The statement then went on to clarify Netball SA’s position on equality in terms of gender and inclusiveness. “To the thousands of people that play netball across South Australia every week: “Netball SA is not endorsing Maria’s repost. “Netball SA is committed to diversity and inclusion. “Netball SA and the Adelaide Thunderbirds support and encourage everyone wanting to play this great game.” Netball Australia and the Super Netball League said they would also not take any action against Maria Folau. The Folau’s GoFundMe page has now seen over 8,500 people make donations to the pair, totalling more than $640,000.'

What Hong Kong's Protesters Can Teach Us About The Future Of Privacy

Global Development Gizmodo Australia

Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protesters against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the city’s rail system, they lined up to buy
'Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protesters against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the city’s rail system, they lined up to buy single-journey tickets with cash, apparently worried about “leaving a paper trail” that could prove their presence at the demonstration.\t\t\t\t\t More »'