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‘Pack your inhalers’: Health alert for Sydney amid bushfires and near-record heat

NSW Health should provide more detailed paediatric advice, Ms Blakemore said. “What are we supposed to do with children?” she asked, noting that schools in the area do not have airconditioning because of the relatively mild climate in the Blue Mountain foothills. Hazardous pollution levels are present at Lindfield, Macquarie …

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Does wearing a face mask prevent the flu?

Another 25 people have died in Queensland and 17 have died in South Australia. Where did face masks originate? The practice of wearing face masks began in Japan during the early years of the 20th century when an outbreak of influenza killed between 20 and 40 million people. The masks …

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It is critical that we get Melbourne’s airport link right

The airport link needs to be a stand-alone railway offering direct transit between Southern Cross, Sunshine and Melbourne Airport in not much more than 15 minutes. It should operate every 10 minutes, 24/7 using a dedicated train fleet with ample space for luggage. Travellers from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs coming via …

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Sydney FC cop surreal 4-0 loss in AFC Champions League dead rubber

Paulo Retre might remember this match for the privelige of wearing the captain’s armband – so too Patrick Scibilio, Liam McGing, Marco Tilio and Jerry Skotadis, who all made their professional debuts. But everyone else will be happy to forget this, quickly. What was spun as an opportunity for Sydney’s …

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‘I am deeply saddened by this outcome’: Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain goes into administration

London: British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain said it was entering administration on Tuesday, threatening jobs at the firm’s 25 sites in the United Kingdom. Oliver, 43, who became a well-known figure in Britain and beyond for his popular TV shows, founded his Jamie’s Italian brand of high street …

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AFL sends please explain over Carlton cheer squad

But Carlton officials were bewildered when they received the AFL memo, particularly when coach Brendon Bolton was so supportive of the umpires after the game. “I’m not going into any space around umpiring, because all it does as a senior coach talking about free kicks – this caper is so …

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Fears for Weeribee teen missing for nearly three weeks

Christopher Parcell.Credit:Victoria Police Fears are held for a Werribee teenager who has been missing for 19 days. Christopher Parcell, 17, was last seen in Werribee on May 2 and police are appealing for public help to find him. Police have concerns for his welfare due to how long he has …

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Barty withdraws from French Open lead-up with recurring injury

“Next week there is Roland-Garros … Then it’s the grass season. I will have two very busy months. For now, the only thing to do is to spend two or three days without touching the racket. I hope that I will be 100 per cent … next week. “ The …

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Bushwalker who died on Tasmania’s Overland Track made ‘poor decisions’

“Whilst his level of fitness was good, he lacked experience of equipping himself for such conditions,” she wrote in findings published on Tuesday. The inquest examined communication between the Lake St Clair Lodge and the state’s Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS). A bushwalker crossed paths with Mr Tolputt on the …

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Failing to keep a lid on the internet

A “cranky” Mike Fogarty of Weston (ACT) has found another problem with the surge in early voting: “My local polling booth failed to host a democracy sausage BBQ. A tradition forgone and doggone. I blame the 4 million pre-poll voters who devoured them all. No sizzle, yet I still burn.” …

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