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Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

Selection bombshell: Giants dump skipper Coniglio

Factoring in the shorter games this season, his numbers are only down marginally on last year but he has lacked the impact of previous campaigns. “Stephen has been omitted from the side. He’s the first to admit his form hasn’t been where he’d like it to be,” Giants football boss …

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Thanks to pandemic, chess is now a streaming obsession

The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders have crowned a host of unlikely winners catering to bored audiences. But watching livestreams of chess games? Could one of the world’s oldest and most cerebral games really rebrand itself as a lively enough pastime to capture the interest of the masses on Twitch? …

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Australia snatch Rugby Championship with Ledesma among new Pumas positives

It would mean the Wallabies will head to New Zealand first, as soon as next Sunday after the final of Super Rugby AU, to play two Bledisloe Cup matches against the Kiwis before returning for a six-game Rugby Championship campaign on home soil against the All Blacks, Springboks and Pumas …

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Donald Trump, under fire for COVID-19 deaths, attempts to shift blame to Bob Woodward

“If Bob Woodward thought what I said was bad, then he should have immediately, right after I said it, gone out to the authorities so they could prepare and let them know,” Trump said at a White House press conference. Earlier in the day he tweeted: “Bob Woodward had my …

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Colombian police brutality protests turn deadly

“Although there is no curfew in Bogota, we ask that by no later than seven o’clock, all those who can, please stay at home,” Lopez said in a Facebook Live broadcast. Seven people aged between 17 and 27 years old were confirmed killed during the protests in Bogota, and another …

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Happiness to heartbreak: Endangered baby gorilla dies at New Orleans zoo

Necropsy results will be available in a few weeks. Loading The baby seemed to be doing very well at first, and zookeepers were keeping their distance to avoid disturbing the new family – they were still unaware of the baby’s gender and they were yet to name the newborn. By …

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Senior Australia Post officials to be grilled by Senate after One Nation scandal

Loading Australia Post issued a statement saying Ms Holgate had not collaborated with Pauline Hanson in July, prior to threatening to call the police unless the City of Melbourne allowed the distribution of the One Nation leader’s 114 parcels throughout a North Melbourne social housing complex. The written ultimatum, through …

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Parents fret for young children’s mental health as lockdown drags on

Loading Ms Maynes is full of praise for Hannah’s teachers who have gone “above and beyond”, helping Hannah fix an early problem with her pencil grip, for example. And while the challenge of juggling work with learning supervision duties – and keeping a child focused during yet another Zoom session …

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‘Victim’ of toxic waste dumping syndicate says it could be driven to wall by EPA

On Tuesday, lawyers for David Barry Logistics wrote to Premier Daniel Andrews, Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and Workplace Safety Minister Jill Hennessy asking for the state government to intervene to halt the clean-up order. Being forced to pay for the clean-up threatened the “very existence” of the business, the letter …

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Calls for help surge as teens’ mental health suffers in lockdown

Loading Other states have not been immune. Nationally, Kids Helpline recorded a 24 per cent increase in calls between March and August this year compared with the same period in 2019. While some services have experienced a jump in demand, a report by the state’s Commission of Children and Young …

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