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Djokovic’s move to form new players association meets early resistance

Djokovic, a 17-times major winner, recently organised the Adria Tour, an exhibition tournament in the Balkan region which was played in front of packed stands and lacked social-distancing measures. The Serb and three other players contracted COVID-19 during the event and Djokovic was heavily criticised, leading him to complain of …

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‘We’ll take care of you’: Trump visits states battered by Hurricane Laura

“We’ll supply what we have to supply and you know what a lot of that is – a thing called green,” Trump said, in reference to money. “We’ll take care of you.” Loading The President has issued a major disaster declaration for the area, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

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Kristoff survives ‘ice rink’ on first stage to take the yellow jersey

In the end, riders took matters into their own hands, calling a temporary truce on the descent off the Côte de Rimiez with around 58km of the stage remaining. Big Tony Martin [Jumbo-Visma] spread his long arms out on the front, warning the peloton not to pass him. Astana ignored …

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Queensland finally releases five-year strategy to save our koalas

In December 2019, Redlands mayor Karen Williams was one of several outspoken mayors who said the “plan needed to go back to the drawing board”. By February 2020, koala habitat mapping was updated and changes were made to the draft plan. These included: setting targets for “stabilising” the shocking decline …

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Victoria records 114 new cases and 11 deaths as sunny, warm weather draws people outside

The drive-through vaccination service is available to all children aged under 18 in the state who are due or overdue a routine vaccination, but Dr Rhodes also urged parents to speak to their own doctors about immunisations. Premier Daniel Andrews said nine of Victoria’s overnight deaths are linked to aged …

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‘Rednecks on power trip’: culture of bullying and conflict in wildlife rescue

There are 31 organisations licensed for wildlife rescue and care in NSW, from local volunteer groups to institutions such as Taronga Zoo and Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. The biggest volunteer group is Sydney-headquartered WIRES, which has 28 branches across much of the state and raised more than $90 million during …

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Saturday night in Sydney: Man shot dead in targeted attack, part of an ear goes missing

The incident follows the gunfire attack on construction figure and business owner Mohammed Saab, who was shot by about 12 bullets on the way to his car outside his Turella home about 7am on Wednesday. Mr Saab survived the attack and was last reported to be in a stable condition …

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Elon Musk unveils brain computer implanted in pigs

During the presentation, Musk revealed new data points around his expectations for the technology and Neuralink as a company. First off, he expects the implant procedure to start out quite pricey but to come down to “a few thousand dollars” over time. Once it’s able to fit into humans, he …

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The magic of the Sydney Olympics through the eyes of a child

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Dad could very well have lost his driver’s licence because of my hero, Ian Thorpe. Sitting in the back seat of a little blue Holden Barina, I used to hassle my old man to pretend our car was Thorpey. He knew exactly …

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Chelsea beat Man City in women’s Community Shield despite Kerr misses

London: Goals by Millie Bright and Erin Cuthbert gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over Manchester City in the first Women’s Community Shield ever to be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Millie Bright fired an unstoppable shot in the 66th minute from outside the penalty area after Australian striker Sam …

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