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Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show

Miller said she heard a loud bang and wondered whether it might be a sonic boom. Then she watched the plane smash onto the ground. “It looked to me like it was mostly on the road, but it just exploded. It went everywhere,” she said. “In fact, I got a …

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‘COVID toes’, other rashes latest possible rare virus signs

Loading Don’t race to the emergency room if toes are the only worry, the American Academy of Dermatology said. It issued advice this month that a telemedicine check is the first step for people wondering if they have “COVID toes” and who have no other reason for urgent care. Doctors …

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McDonald’s closes 12 restaurants after a delivery driver tests positive to COVID-19

“We have made the decision to close and conduct a deep clean of 12 restaurants in Victoria, following confirmation a truck driver for an external service provider has tested positive for COVID-19,” the spokeswoman said. The company says the driver was asymptomatic and unaware they had COVID-19 when they made …

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Trump shrinks power of the US presidency in response to pandemic

Amid a once-in-a-century deadly pandemic, Trump has inserted his ego squarely into the US response while simultaneously minimising his own role – deferring critical decisions to others, undermining his credibility with confusion and misinformation, and shirking responsibility in what some see as a shrinking of the American presidency. Historian Doris …

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Erosion from surging seas threatens roads, homes and beaches

The main focus of concern is the low-lying road east toward Cape Paterson which has twice been closed as waves crashed onto bitumen and the sea-change dreams of nearby residents. Last week traffic faced long delays as the government trucked in 7000 tonnes of boulders in a desperate bid to …

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Sound style for your PC

Like many of you I’ve spent far too much time sitting in front of my home PC these last few weeks. This computer has served as my work device, meeting room and entertainment centre during isolation, and during this time I’ve been testing Logitech’s latest desktop speakers, MX Sound. The …

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Victorian government undertakes biggest social housing spend since GFC

“We’re getting to work on hundreds of new projects across the state, meaning shovels in the ground and boots in the mud, within a matter of weeks and months,” Premier Daniel Andrews said. Loading Housing and homelessness groups have welcomed the package, but urged the government to continue to spend …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Morrison government locks in COVID-19 independent review with EU support as global cases top 4.5 million, Australian death toll at 98

Editorial: Yesterday’s announcement that Victoria’s restaurants, cafes and pubs can begin reopening for dine-in patrons from June 1 has created hope that things are getting back to normal. But in some areas we may be better off if our lives did not simply revert to how they were before COVID-19. …

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No surfing, no golf: AFL lays down the law with return to play rules

Playing golf is off limits, despite the fact that Adelaide and Perth teams will be housed in luxury golf resorts on the Gold Coast in the mini-hub created to get around West Australian and South Australian quarantine restrictions. Loading Other prohibited activities include sitting down in cafes (even after businesses …

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Wind-milling propellers and the gurney of invisibility

In an apt way to start the week, Ian McNeilly of Darlinghurst answers the calls to name something after Jack Mundey to commemorate all that he did for Sydney. “May I suggest renaming ‘Monday’ to ‘Mundey’? After all, that is how that day is pronounced.” Indeed it is. Happy Mundey, …

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