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Daily Archives: September 16, 2020

When to stop working from home? How about never, workers say

Investment bank JPMorgan has told its most senior sales and trading staff that they need to be in the office by September 21. (There are exceptions for those with health or childcare issues.) At other firms, workers are being encouraged rather than commanded to come back, and employees are debating …

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As it happened: Shooting for gold at the Sydney Olympics on September 17, 2000

Grant Hackett will be another to watch in the 200m final as he goes through the gears ahead of his much-anticipated showdown with Kieren Perkins over 1500m towards the end of the Olympic meet. Ian Thorpe has set up a match race with Pieter van den Hoogenband in the 200m …

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‘Perfect start’: Nadal cruises through in Rome despite 200-day absence

Nadal broke in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead and did not look back, winning the last 10 points in the opening set to put down a marker for Carreno Busta who struggled with the pace of the ball on clay after two hardcourt tournaments. The second set …

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‘It was hit or bust’: Twin tons deliver win for Australia after horror start

Both men benefited from a touch of luck, Carey recalled after deflecting a catch to third man on nine – Archer retrospectively shown to have overstepped – before Maxwell was put down twice by Jos Buttler; two tough chances. That did not detract from the historic achievement across 189 balls …

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Disability care watchdog has issued just one fine despite 8000 complaints

Her death remains subject to a criminal investigation by South Australia Police, which has resulted in a charge of manslaughter against her former carer. Loading The figures also reveal that on more than 200 occasions providers failed to notify the watchdog of the death of a person with disability within …

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Orthodox Jewish leader applies to Supreme Court for religious arbitration

The Yeshivah Centre, which ran schools, religious and community programs for Melbourne’s orthodox Jewish community was criticised by the royal commission, which found: “At least until the 2000s, those in leadership positions did not report allegations of child sexual abuse to police or other civil authorities”. “In some cases, the …

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‘Zombie jobs’: OECD pushes back date of Australian recovery

According to the OECD, local lockdowns had hurt several nations including Australia over recent months, which meant their economies faced a longer climb back to recovery. Loading “The localised lockdowns, border closures and new restrictions being imposed in some countries to tackle renewed virus outbreaks are likely to have contributed …

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Mario 3D All-Stars revives dozens of classic worlds

3D All-Stars does not contain ground-up remakes, but rather optimised ports of the originals. Each was initially designed to showcase its respective system’s unique capabilities, so there was a danger they could have been made awkward in the move to Switch, but in general they’re elegant adaptations. It would be …

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Enjoying a meal – and raising a glass – outside

The Age has gone to some lengths during the difficult lockdown months to celebrate our local chefs’ creativeness in adapting to the circumstances we all find ourselves in. I will be rushing to support them and embrace any dining experience that Melbourne can manage as summer comes in. I believe …

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