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Newman's preaches unity after Goodes doco

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AFL great Sam Newman has called for unity after the release of the divisive documentary on Adam Goodes' career.
'AFL great Sam Newman has said he would be “delighted” to have a chat with retired Swans legend Adam Goodes in the wake of the public release of the documentary detailing the end of Goodes’ career. The documentary, The Final Quarter, heavily features Newman and shows the racial vilification the 372-gamer was subjected to before his eventual retirement in 2015. Speaking to 2GB Radio, Newman described the legendary Goodes as “very pleasant” and said he had no problem with what Goodes had done throughout his career. “He's a very capable and successful Australian,” he said. “I have no problem with what he did or what he is or what he does. I don't know him, but I'm sure he's a very pleasant man. “I would be absolutely delighted to speak to him about what he thought I was, what he thought my motivation to say this was, and if he considered me to be a racist. “He was a fantastic player and that is not in question. The very fact that people took exception to him because he was great when he played against their side is half the reason they booed him like they boo a lot of stars.” In the wake of the documentary, Newman has called on unity across people of all races in Australia in a time which could potentially further divide Australians. “People just go on and on about how they've been maligned and disadvantaged,” he said. “At some stage, we've got to get over it and move on and try and unite and unify ourselves. We are all Australians. “It's a nation now in 2019, how about we try and unify ourselves, and if we actually have a criticism of someone about something, it's not because of what they are, it's because of what they might have done.” The booing controversy essentially kicked off in May, 2013 after Goodes pointed out a young Collingwood supporter in the crowd at the MCG that called him an “ape”. While he said he did not disagree with Goodes’ actions, Newman maintained that the booing of the player was not racially motivated, but simply because of his brilliance as a footballer. “I didn't think it started off being race-related. If it's gone to the next level it's been hijacked by the activists,” he said. “It was wrong what she did and I think Adam acknowledged that it wasn't necessarily her fault, but this is about educating people and trying to tell them that this is not right. “His modus operandi incited various fans from various clubs like every footballer has, me included. All I said was, don't be surprised by people taking offence to it because you're a great player and they take exception to your modus operandi.” Newman also took aim at the AFL for escalating the vitriol aimed at Goodes. “The AFL said it's about time we stop booing people and that is like a red rag to a bull,” he said. “If the AFL or anyone tells you not to do something, people are going to do it, so it went to the next level.” Following his retirement in 2015, Goodes became one of a handful of players in league history that has refused to partake in the lap of honour on Grand Final day. However, Newman insists that had Goodes participated, he would have been showered with cheers, not jeers. “I would think if he had got in a car and been paraded around the MCG in front of 100,000 people, not one person would have booed him,” he said. “Because he wasn't playing football, they would have recognised him for what a great player he was, not because he was beating their side on the day.”'

Deliveroo boss Levi Aron quits 4 years after launching the delivery app in Australia

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'Image: Deliveroo \' data-reactid=\'19\'> Image: Deliveroo Deliveroo Australia country manager Levi Aron has resigned, the delivery app has announced, after four years in the job.Global Deliveroo exec Merten Wulfert will take on short-term responsibility for Australia while a replacement general manager is recruited.Former Realestate.com.au CEO Greg Ellis has also joined Deliveroo Australia as an adviser Aron leaves the company with 11,000 restaurants on the platform and 8,000 drivers on the books.Four years after launching Deliveroo in Australia, Levi Aron is calling it quits.The ridesharing delivery app announced in a statement to the press that Aron has “made a decision to leave the company and pursue external opportunities”. Business Insider Australia has sought further information about his next steps.Aron joined Deliveroo in the months before the Australian launch in November 2015 and has overseen what the company reckons is pretty impressive penetration into the market.The statement confirming Aron’s departure references “independent research” by Capital Economics which indicated Deliveroo has fueled the creation of 8,000 jobs in the hospitality sector and helped add $452 million in revenue in the Australian economy. packed up and left in August 2018 amid a host of tax problems.\' data-reactid=\'27\'>He leaves the company with 11,000 restaurants on the platform and 8,000 drivers on the books and has seen Deliveroo outlast competitor Foodora, who packed up and left in August 2018 amid a host of tax problems.Prior to heading up Deliveroo in Australia, he worked with a number of Melbourne-based retail tech start-ups including Catch of the Day and Yumtable, according to LinkedIn.A search is currently underway for a permanent replacement as Deliveroo’s country head in Australia, but in the meantime Aron’s boss Merten Wulfert, who runs Deliveroo in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East, will oversee the Aussie operations.Deliveroo has also announced that Greg Ellis, a former CEO of the News Corp-owned REA Group — which runs realestate.com.au — will join the delivery app as a senior adviser. “After launching Deliveroo in Australia and growing the business over the past four years, it’s exciting to have Greg Ellis and Merten Wulfert take the reins to lead the business into its next phase of growth,” Aron told Business Insider Australia in a written statement. “I am immensely proud of what we have been able to achieve in Australia over such a short amount of time.The decision to move on from Deliveroo has been a difficult decision, but one that I have thought long and hard about, and I’m excited for what the future holds.” recent deals inked with green packing companies Returnr and Biopak as part of a push towards offering sustainable options on the app.\' data-reactid=\'33\'>The departure follows recent deals inked with green packing companies Returnr and Biopak as part of a push towards offering sustainable options on the app.Source link Finance News Australia . The post Deliveroo boss Levi Aron quits 4 years after launching the delivery app in Australia appeared first on Australia News Today .'

On your bike: Deliveroo boss Levi Aron quits 4 years after launching the delivery app in Australia

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Deliveroo Australia country manager Levi Aron has resigned, the delivery app has announced, after four years in the job. Global Deliveroo exec Merten Wulfert will take on short-term responsibility for Australia while a replacement general
'Deliveroo Australia country manager Levi Aron has resigned, the delivery app has announced, after four years in the job. Global Deliveroo exec Merten Wulfert will take on short-term responsibility for Australia while a replacement general manager is recruited. Former Realestate.com.au CEO Greg Ellis has also joined Deliveroo Australia as an adviser\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Watch: Mark Best on the wonders of box graters, and what he really thinks of The Final Table

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The celebrated chef reflects on his life, career, and his unfortunate run-in with a bag of dried shrimp.
'From his apprenticeship at Sydney's Macleay Street Bistro to commanding the kitchen of his now-closed restaurant Marque, Mark Best has established a reputation as one of Australia's most respected culinary figures. Here, the chef (and international superstar) ruminates on the wonders of box graters and meteorite knives, and gives his very frank assessment of The Final Table .'