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Is this the most virus-proof job in the world?

“I feel,” he said in an interview, “like I’ve been preparing for this moment my whole life.” It’s hard to think of a job title more pandemic-proof than “superstar live-streamer.” While the coronavirus has upended the working lives of hundreds of millions of people, Dr. Lupo, as he’s known to …

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That’s a good leave: Stars give up part of break to help cricket

Australia’s leading cricketers have agreed to take on media commitments during their annual leave period in a bid to keep cricket’s flame flickering during the coronavirus shutdown and help sponsors dramatically affected by the pandemic. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding signed in 2017 between Cricket Australia and …

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Fleeing Syrians wary of coronavirus risk return to war-torn Idlib

As the tentative peace holds, displaced Syrians are weighing up grim options: remain in tightly packed camps with few services where a viral spread could be lethal, or return to homes still at risk of getting caught in renewed bloodshed. “Our lives go from danger to danger as we flee …

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750 SA Qantas workers self-isolate as union claims guidance let cases grow

Ian Smith, TWU South Australian branch secretary, said Qantas’ guidance had “exposed other workers to the coronavirus”. Loading Workers received calls to alert them to the coronavirus cases at the airport, which were first diagnosed in a baggage handler in late March, the union said, but they were not told …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Newcastle on Tuesday

RACE 2 – 1.20PM: SUZE 4YO&UP MAIDEN PLATE (1300m) That incredible run of six straight seconds – four of them this prep – should be broken here for four-year-old Newcastle mare 2. Dreaming Of Gold, who looks a good thingfrom the Nathan Doyle stable. Has powered home from off the …

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Cross aiming to tick off first step on path to metro campaign

Earlier, two promising staying types can stage their own war in a class 2 over the mile. Talented and lightly raced Newcastle three-year-old Pride Of Adelaide will be out to bounce straight back into the winners’ stall after finding the pressure of the group 2 Tulloch Stakes way too much.That …

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Where have 140 million Dutch tulips gone?

Amsterdam: For tulip growers in the Netherlands, Friday, March 13, was a true horror show. When tulip stems came up at the country’s largest flower market in Aalsmeer, the prices stalled over and over again at zero. Frank Uittenbogaard, a director of JUB Holland, a 110-year-old family farm in Noordwijkerhout, …

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Surfers flock to northern beaches over long weekend

The Northern Beaches Council closed the popular Manly and Dee Why beaches – both in suburbs deemed hotspots for coronavirus last week – ahead of the long weekend. A number of other beaches in the area were subsequently closed due to dangerous swell over the weekend. But that technical closure …

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Children share their brutally honest thoughts on holidays in lockdown

Eight-year-old Zack Wong sent this drawing of his Easter in isolation.Credit:Zack Wong “We can’t give Grandpa cuddles he needs” My name is Scarlet and I started prep this year. But it finished already. I don’t really know why. I miss my playground and my school. I really liked my teacher …

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