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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 morning edition

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Covid-19 has fuelled protectionist and authoritarian trends around the world as some countries take advantage of the pandemic to erode the rule of law, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade warns.

But in a written submission to the committee ahead of the hearing, Dfat says the pandemic has heightened pre-existing risks to Australian interests.

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“Global supply chains and international trade have been disrupted, major power strategic competition has sharpened, and protectionist and authoritarian trends have been reinforced,” the submission says.

“The impact in developing countries is likely to be deeper and more prolonged, which will have implications for the security, stability and prosperity of Australia’s region.”.

“In some regional flashpoints, actors could see an opportunity to make gains while governments are preoccupied with domestic imperatives,” Dfat says.

The joint standing committee is looking into the implications of the pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade. »

Nvidia's RTX 3090 GPU Can Play Games in 8K at 60 FPS

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The result is consistent 60 FPS (frames per second) at 4K with RTX turned on.

Meanwhile, the RTX 3090 is what Nvidia calls a “BFGPU,” a massive $1,499 graphics card with 24GB of GDDR6X memory at 19.5Gbps. Jensen proudly boasted that the RTX 3090 can play games at 8K in 60 FPS.

The RTX 3090 and 3080 both use two 8-pin power connectors, while the RTX 2070 uses a single eight-pin connector. »

Did DreamWorks Use Working on Shrek As a Punishment For Employees?

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Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in system

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If it isn't tabulated, they'll be able to vote," Trump said when asked whether he has confidence in the mail-in system in North Carolina, a battleground state.

Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, requested absentee ballots to vote in the Florida primary this year.

"I don't like that," Trump responded when a reporter told him that 600,000 voters in North Carolina could vote absentee. »