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Bushfire aftermath: New expert to assist with mental health

The mental health challenges the Northern Rivers communities had faced in the aftermath of bushfires and floods has seen a new appointment made by the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program.
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Italian prosecutors fine Uber Eats and other food apps, rule couriers are employees

Italian prosecutors on Wednesday told Uber Eats and other food delivery platforms their couriers were employees and not independent workers, fining them 733 million euros (A$1.12 billion) for breach of
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Brisbane gets IOC green light to go for Olympic gold

Brisbane has been named the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Olympics. Thank you for dropping in and reading this post involving current TAS news called “Brisbane gets IOC green
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Residents of Nauiyu and Daly River region prepare for ‘moderate flood levels’

Residents in the Northern Territory community of Nauiyu and the Daly River region are being told to prepare for moderate flood levels as the river continues to rise. Key points:
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Mosimane rejecting Miquissone haunts him as Simba upset Ahly

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane rejected Luis Miquissone three years ago and the decision came back to haunt him Tuesday as a brilliant goal by the Mozambican gave Simba an
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Jazz Guitarist JC Stylles

Veteran jazz guitarist Jason Campbell, aka JC Stylles, has returned to Far North Queensland after living and playing in New York for 18 years. Video: Brendan Radke – Cairns Post
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Canberra Anzac Day dawn service plans yet to be finalised | The Canberra Times

coronavirus, Anxious Canberra veterans have called on ACT Health to tell them if they will be able to attend the dawn service or march on Anzac Day this year as
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Fringe review: Disco Wonderland – InDaily

Disco Wonderland: Dancing ’Til Dawn is heralded by its creators – local boutique company Release Creative – as a celebration of New York nightclub Studio 54 and all the glamour,
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Original thinker changed face of investment banking in Australia

In 1973, the Caldons sailed to Australia. It was a long trip on the boat, and John did his homework, reading the entire Australian tax code on his way over.
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Arrests in Canada and Sydney following alleged $10 million extortion attempt of Iraqi politician

A criminal gang spent months terrorising the Sydney family of a senior Iraqi politician in an attempt to extort up to $10 million from him, police say. Key points: Shot
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Morrison’s JobSeeker boost is stingy, mean and bad for the economy

Now contrast this, of course, to the generosity shown to JobSeeker recipients, who learnt this week they will receive a $50-a-fortnight continuing boost to their payments after more generous coronavirus
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Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe, FDA staff say

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for its approval
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NSW, Victoria and Queensland restrict COVID-19 travel from New Zealand in face of Auckland outbreak

Australia’s eastern states have imposed fresh restrictions on New Zealand travellers in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland. Key points: NSW has declared Auckland a COVID-19 hotspot and
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Aged care residents were given a higher dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. What’s the danger?

The case of two aged care residents mistakenly being given four times the recommended dosage of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the first week of Australia’s rollout is not without
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Garden: Rain turns March from busy to frantic

By GEOFF MIERS With rain in January and February this year conditions are absolutely ideal for starting March gardening activities 10 to 14 days earlier than normal. The soil temperatures
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Billions in balance on new Covid insurance legal bid

The outcome of the case could entitle tens of thousands of businesses – both big and small – to make claims against their insurers after being shutdown by government orders
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Australian Business

Australian Sports

Brisbane all but certain to host 2032 Olympics after IOC announcement

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this morning that Brisbane is the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Games. The IOC’s Future Host Commission recommended that the body enters “targeted
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How the Barangaroo casino could have been a stadium

Yet, in 2000, the Victorian government completed a $460 million stadium on a similar harbour-side site at the edge of the CBD, originally called Docklands and within similar walking distance
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New Zealand vs Australia Tips and Odds – 2nd T20 Match 2021

University Oval will play host to Thursday”s Twenty20 Cricket game between New Zealand and Australia. The game kicks off at 12:00 pm with New Zealand heading into the game as
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The good news out of first AFL scratch match

Veteran AFL umpire Matt Stevic is thrilled at how players from Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs adapted to the new stand rule during Wednesday morning’s scratch match at Whitten Oval. The
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Jeremy Cameron set to step out in Geelong Cats colours

They also picked up seasoned veterans Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins from Hawthorn and North Melbourne during the trade period as they attempt to go one step better than last
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Joseph Suaalii’s King’s School friend Villami Penisini chasing NRL debut for Parramatta Eels

Eels coach Brad Arthur has never been one to bring through a player before he is ready. Tom Opacic and Michael Oldfield, who is nursing a minor knee injury, are
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Cricket: India vs England, Jonny Bairstow wicket, review, lbw, video, score

England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been grilled for reviewing an lbw dismissal that was clearly smashing into his stumps against India on Wednesday (AEDT). England was reeling at 1-2 when
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Officials backdown in awkward backflip after beach volleyball trousers boycott

Bikinis have won the day after officials were forced into an embarrassing retreat over plans to introduce sand trousers for the controversial Katara Beach Volleyball Cup event in Qatar. Players
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Joseph Suaalii hype set to grow after broadcasters agree to stream reserve grade trial debut

The hype around Joseph Suaalii is about to go to another level after broadcasters committed to airing his much-anticipated trial match on Saturday. Kayo – which is already broadcasting the
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The key takeaways from Hawks and Bulldogs scratch match

Tim English needed some help. The Western Bulldogs went and got it for him and the early indication is that the athletic big man could cause massive headaches for the
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Mitchell Starc rocked by tragedy as dad dies

Mitchell Starc will miss the Blues’ next Sheffield Shield game after Cricket NSW confirmed his father Paul had died from cancer. The Australian fast bowler pulled out of the clash
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Bond University QAFLW 2021 Leadership Group announced

AFL Queensland has today announced the 2021 Bond University QAFLW leadership group, ahead of this weekend’s opening match between Wilston Grange and University of Queensland at Hickey Park. QAFLW Club
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World News

Samsung Was Top TV Manufacturer for 15th Straight Year

Samsung has extended its streak as the world’s leading TV vendor for a 15th straight year, according to numbers from research firm Omdia, as cited by The Korea Herald and
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Russia: The Architect of Putin’s Purported Palace Comments on Alexei Navalny’s Film

Lanfranco Cirillo is sitting in front of his computer in shorts and a polo shirt. It’s hot in Dubai and he’s about to drive out to the seaside. The architect,
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Where are the Iconic Images of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

A tennis ball covered in spikes. That’s all we’ve got. More than a year has passed since the first reports of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus, and its most
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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine prevents COVID-19, U.S. regulators say

WASHINGTON – Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on
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2 Gay Chechens Held on Terror Charges Without Proof – NGO

Two gay men who were forcibly returned to Chechnya this month have been charged with terror-related offenses without proof and face up to 15 years in prison, a rights group
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Farmer protests: India's sedition law used to muffle dissent

In recent years there’s been increasing use of a law which bans speaking out against the government. Thank you for visiting My Local Pages and checking this post regarding current
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Pot luck – Growing cannabis on Britain’s smallest islands | Britain

Feb 20th 2021 THE ICE-CREAM parlours and music halls of the Isle of Man were once packed each summer with workers who travelled ten hours on a steamer to a
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China: Inside Xinjiang detention camps, allegations of shackled students and gang rape

“There was no spark of life in her face. Her cheeks were drained of color, she was not breathing,” said Sidik, a former elementary school teacher who says she was
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Now the Centre Party is needed

It is pretty common for The Centre Party to be the target of malicious comments in “Etelän media”, the media in southern Finland. The party is antediluvian, an anomaly, a
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Trump’s War on America’s State-Funded Broadcasters

Among the visible remnants of Donald Trump’s presidency is a blank patch of wall along a hallway a short distance from Capitol Hill. Just eight months ago, that wall in
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Rescued charm – Baltimore’s abandoned homes are being recycled | United States

NINETEENTH-CENTURY brick rowhouses on McKean Avenue, a once humming, now rather desolate street in west Baltimore where many homes have been demolished or abandoned, can be had for as little
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The 'Experts' Cited by the New Censors

A leftist professor helps Democrats attack non-leftist media. Thank you for visiting My Local Pages and seeing this article on the latest USA News items named “The 'Experts' Cited by
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Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team. Systems engineer Ian Clark used
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Amnesty International rescinds Alexey Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status because of past ‘hate speech,’ following rumored ‘campaign’ by individuals tied to Russia Today

The international human rights organization Amnesty International has rescinded its decision to grant “prison of conscience” status to Alexey Navalny, arguing that the jailed Russian opposition politician’s past statements about
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NSE hit by massive tech glitch, markets shut till further notice

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) was hit by another technical snag during the first half of the trading session on Wednesday. According to stock brokers and dealers, the problem started
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Rogue letting agents face £30k fines after clampdown by trading standards

Under legislation which came into effect in 2019, letting agents are required to sign up to a “Client Money Protection” scheme that safeguards the money of tenants and landlords if
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World Business

Verizon commits more than $45 billion to 5G spectrum bid

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of an $81 billion auction for the license to use important airwaves that are ideal for 5G. The big winners were
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Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels

Covid “devastated” air travel in 2020, the UK’s largest airport says, as it sinks to a £2bn loss. Thank you for dropping by My Local Pages and checking out this
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Where are the checks, Joe?

The Democrats have a lot of good excuses to explain why they have not yet delivered a third round of COVID-19 stimulus checks. It’s only been a month. The Republicans
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I’m 28, have no debt, 401(k), Roth IRA and $45K. My parents want me to save for a home. I want a Tesla Model 3. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been flip-flopping back and forth between buying a new car or putting a down payment on my first home. With my parents being very money-minded and keeping
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Japan appoints a ‘Minister of Solitude’ over the rise in suicides for the first time in 11 years

More people died in Japan from suicide than from COVID-19 in October 2020. February 23, 2021 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies.
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Haulier swaps the high road for burgeoning home deliveries after family farm shop purchase

A former haulier-turned-shopkeeper has stepped into the driving seat of a long-established rural retail outlet after securing funds to fuel his entrepreneurial aspirations. Michael Fisher parked a career as a
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Top 5 Investment Tips From Mark Cuban – Jewish Business News

Top 5 Investment Tips From Mark Cuban When you don’t know what to do, do nothing! Mark Cuban is surely the kind of person who you would ask for investment
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Thai banks net profit stood at 146.2 billion baht in 2020

Ms. Suwannee Jatsadasak, Senior Director, Bank of Thailand, reported on the Thai banking system’s performance in 2020 that the Thai banking system remained resilient with high levels of capital fund,
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Continental drift – Duty-free retail is finding new ways to grow | Business

The pandemic is pushing the industry further away from cigarettes, booze and airports, and towards China Feb 21st 2021 HONG KONG AND PARIS HAINAN, A TROPICAL island 450km south-west of
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Fighting to breathe with my COVID compadre – Long Island Business News

I first met “Manuel” when they wheeled me up from the emergency room to the COVID ward at Huntington Hospital. “Hola,” he said smiling, a raspy-voiced welcome to his third
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Pfizer-BioNTech shot stops covid-19 spread, Israeli study shows

A NURSE administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the McLeod Health Clarendon hospital in South Carolina, Feb. 17. — BLOOMBERG THE PFIZER, INC. and BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine appeared to stop
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Tips on getting back into work post-COVID-19

We’ve often heard COVID-19 described as a health emergency, but, as the pandemic continues to rumble on, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we’re also in the grips of an economic
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Science & Tech

‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 “Next Generation
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‘March Mammal Madness’ Brings Simulated Animal Fights to Huge Audiences

Ever idly wondered if a capybara could somehow take down an elephant in a beachfront brawl? That’s the kind of thinking behind March Mammal Madness (MMM), an annual social media
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Mentor as you’d want to be mentored

In my first undergraduate research position, I imagined I’d design creative experiments, collect interesting data, and engage in thought-provoking discussions about science. Then reality set in. I spent most of
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No sign of Planet Nine? Trail runs cold for hypothetical world

The hypothetical ninth planet (illustration).Credit: Shutterstock Planet Nine is dead; long live Planet Nine? For some years, scientists have debated the existence of an unseen planet at least five times
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Citadel’s Griffin details firm’s role in trading during GameStop rally

FILE PHOTO: Traders work at the Citadel Securities post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid February
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Perseverance rover landing memes: Matt Damon has visitors on Mars

Twentieth Century Fox Mars has long fascinated many of us stuck here on Earth, and Thursday’s safe landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover only stirred up the pop culture love for
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Feds Indict North Korean Hackers for Years of Heists and Scams

Most surprising, perhaps, is the extent of the hackers’ alleged schemes as cryptocurrency scammers and even would-be entrepreneurs. The indictment outlines how the North Koreans—specifically Kim Il—made plans to launch
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AI can persuade people to make ethically questionable decisions, study finds

AI shapes people’s lives on a daily basis. It sets prices in retail stores and makes recommendations ranging from movies to romantic partners. But it’s an open question whether AI
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Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef

In his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates lays out what it will really take to eliminate the greenhouse-gas emissions driving climate change. The Microsoft cofounder,
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Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ is a twisty delight – TechCrunch

The new Netflix series “Lupin” is a loose adaptation of the Arséne Lupin stories by Maurice Leblanc, but it’s set in the present day, with a hero who’s inspired by
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Digital health care company Sharecare announces plans to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of $3.9B; the company has raised a total of $425M (Christine Hall/Crunchbase News)

Christine Hall / Crunchbase News: Digital health care company Sharecare announces plans to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of $3.9B; the company has raised a total of
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Content Moderation Case Study: Valve Takes A Hands Off Approach To Porn Via Steam (2018)

from the know-it-when-we-see-it dept Summary: Different platforms have different rules regarding “adult” content, but they often prove difficult to enforce. Even the US judicial system has declared that there is
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