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China accused of using football stadium-style lighting to plunder fisheries

“The massive scale of this illegal operation poses substantial implications for fisheries governance and regional geopolitics,” he said. The multinational research team, which also included the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, the Korean Maritime Institute, the University of California and Duke University, combined four different satellite technologies across two …

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Two more ex-Wirecard managers arrested, ex-CEO back in custody

Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through an insolvency proceeding on June 25 after executives admitted that €1.9 billion that had been represented as being held in trust accounts in the Philippines probably did not exist. The company said it is investigating the scope of its business handling payments through …

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Uproar over diplomatic immunity for alleged killer triggers rule change – with a catch

The collision sparked a chain of events that have caused outrage in the United Kingdom because Sacoolas was allowed to secretly return to America despite being under police investigation. Family members of employees at the RAF Croughton base have enjoyed diplomatic immunity under a little-known agreement struck in 1995. Northamptonshire …

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Australians willing to double tax to get high quality aged care

About 230,000 people live in residential aged care, and an estimated one million people in 2017-18 accessed aged care at home. Loading Aged care royal commissioners Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs said the research showed Australians supported “universal access to high quality care”. The commission’s hearings have heard shocking evidence …

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Public servants’ pay deal will add to state’s finance challenge, credit agencies warn

But Victoria’s approach to public sector pay is sharply at odds with that of the NSW Liberal government which is battling in the Fair Work Commission to impose a freeze on the wages of its entire 250,000-strong public sector. Western Australia’s Labor government moved last year, long before the COVID-19 …

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Raft of grievances: The real reason Matterson walked out on Tigers

Despite Matterson’s complaints, the Tigers are still unsure as to why he packed up and walked out just one year into a three-year deal. It wasn’t until a month out from the end of the season that the Tigers even realised something wasn’t right with their star recruit when the …

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‘I was pretty upset and hurt’: How Cate Campbell overcame her Tokyo dismay

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size For someone who spends her life in the water, it’s only fitting that Cate Campbell describes her emotions about the postponed Tokyo Olympics as coming and going in waves. Most days, they are just a ripple, barely distracting her from the extended …

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Target and superquiz, Thursday, July 23

Today’s Target: 13 words, good; 19 words, very good; 26 words, excellent. Wednesday’s solution: arty, bandy, barney, bayed, beady, betray, brandy, bray, brayed, byre, BYSTANDER, byte, denary, deny, derby, dray, dyer, dynast, dyne, easy, entry, estray, nary, nasty, nearby, nerdy, randy, rayed, ready, sandy, satyr, sentry, standby, stay, stayed, steady, …

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A Waratah this year: How rugby could win Suaalii against the odds

Sources indicated most of rugby’s offer could be funded by third-party donors to the Australian Rugby Foundation, in the style of David Paradice’s contribution to David Pocock’s final contract and the Salteri family’s backing – later withdrawn – of Israel Folau. But the use of RA’s so-called ’emerging Wallabies’ fund …

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COVID-19 deaths wipe out an average 15 years of life, symptoms linger in young

The institute’s Professor Gregory Dore, who recruited patients for the study at a testing clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital where he is an infectious diseases physician, said “at least 20 per cent” of a representative sample of 72 randomly selected participants who had not been hospitalised reported symptoms three months …

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