Denis Napthine says Victoria will appeal $540m payout to pokies giant

Denis Napthine says Victoria will appeal $540m payout to pokies giant | World news | NewsWire
Poker machine operator Tatts has successfully sued the Victorian government for $450m plus costs over a decision to end the duopoly arrangement for pokies outside of Crown casino. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

The Victorian government will appeal against a payout to gaming giant Tatts over a broken poker machine contract that could cost the state $540m, the premier, Denis Napthine, says.

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Appeals Court Shuts Down New York City’s Attack On Big Soda

Appeals Court Shuts Down New York City’s Attack On Big Soda

(Xavier J. Peg)

Though Michael Bloomberg may no longer be Mayor of New York City, his legacy continues to linger like the taste of a sugary drink in the back of your mouth. More than a year after a judge threw out Bloomie’s proposed ban on large sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, an appeals court has told the city’s new mayor that cap on colas is just too much for the people of NYC to swallow.

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Howard Baker, a key player in Watergate hearings, dies age 88

Howard Baker, a key player in Watergate hearings, dies age 88 | World news | NewsWire
An accomplished amateur photographer, Baker carried a camera wherever he went. Photograph: Bruce Hoertel /Getty Images

Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

Repeated over and again in the senator's mild Tennessee drawl, those words guided Americans through the tangle of Watergate characters and charges playing daily on TV to focus squarely on Richard Nixon and his role in the cover-up.

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