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WHO warns partying youngsters are partly driving COVID-19 spike

Spain reported 1229 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, topping 1000 for the second day in a row and marking the biggest rise since a national lockdown was lifted on June 21, health ministry data showed. The leader of the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday warned young people to …

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Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Keller, a legal expert named to the post of special prosecutor on June 29, found possible infractions included abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, “assisting offenders” and “incitement to these acts,” the supervisory authority for the office of the attorney-general said in its statement, adding other criminal acts …

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Herman Cain, one-time Republican presidential candidate, dies from coronavirus

“We knew when he was first hospitalised with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” an article posted on Cain’s Twitter account said. “He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get …

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Australia urged to invest in quantum computing ahead of future pandemics

Quantum approaches could play a significant role in developing treatments for any future pandemics more efficiently, improving the calculations that have to be made in chemical research and helping bringing new treatments to market. “Advances in computing tech have given enormous practical advances in medicine and we think quantum has …

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Partying with Willie Mason ’caused company to fail’

The Hannas, however, deny making false and misleading claims to secure Mason’s money or that there was any offer or agreement that they would guarantee it. In their response in the Supreme Court they allege the ex-footballer’s partying with John Hanna precipitated the downfall of his company. Willie Mason, right, …

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The empty KFC, the ethanol plants and the Riverina towns

Guy Anderson, who lives next door to the proposed development, said the $1.2 million paid by the council was an “exorbitant, ridiculous” price compared to local valuations seen by The Sydney Morning Herald, which estimate land in the area is at least $500,000 less. “I said, can you give me …

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I dread living through Thatcherism again

As education minister, Thatcher savaged the very system that had nurtured her, introducing the factory system of comprehensive schools. As prime minister, she mounted a vigorous campaign against the poorer members of society, particularly the unionised sectors (factory workers, miners and transport workers). The social costs in the Midlands, the …

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Eddie Obeid sells ‘Passy’ mansion as buyer eyes childcare conversion

Due to a confidentiality agreement, Mr Assaf said he was unable to reveal any details including the purchase price. However, as the childcare entrepreneur spent $11 million buying a waterfront residence at nearby Woolwich in August last year it appears unlikely the Assafs intend to live at Passy. Colette and …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Wyong on Friday

RACE 2 – 12.55PM: GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP 4YO&UP MAIDEN HANDICAP (1350m) Plenty of chances in this one, headed by improving four-year-old Scone mare 8. Now Or Never from the Cameron Crockett stable who is searching for the extra trip after doing her best work late in both runs back …

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Victoria the most sports-mad state: survey

Victoria was comfortably the most likely state to ask about a person’s sports team rather than what they do for work (52 per cent of survey respondents), followed by NSW/ACT (47 per cent), Western Australia (44 per cent) and Queensland and Tasmania (40 per cent). Victorians were also the most …

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