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Knee surgery for new Demon Brown

“We recruited Ben as a long-term player for the club and are very confident that his best football is ahead of him.” Brown has kicked 287 goals in 130 games and was runner-up in the Coleman Medal in 2019 when he kicked 64 goals, his third season in succession where …

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Xbox cloud streaming frees your games from the home console

Giving you access to console video games through your phone’s internet connection, Microsoft’s Xbox streaming solution provides a peek at a future where game libraries can travel with you Netflix-style. And while it’s not smooth sailing 100 per cent of the time right now, the tech at this early stage …

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Scottish Parliament rejects call for Trump wealth order

London: The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday (Thursday AEDT) rejected a call for the government to investigate how Donald Trump funded his purchase of two golf courses in Scotland, a request dismissed as “pathetic” by one of the former US president’s sons. The Scottish Green Party brought forward a motion calling …

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Sean Penn fires back at criticism over his COVID-19 vaccine site: ‘Betrayal of all’

Garcetti “more or less ordered” a violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, the commenter alleged. Another anonymous scribe took issue with the story’s description of “Krispy Kreme for breakfast and Subway for lunch” for site workers. “We usually DON’T get breakfast, just coffee,” the commenter wrote. And the …

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Hollywood’s female directors centre stage at 2021 Golden Globes nominations

Chadwick Boseman, nominated posthumously for a Golden Globe.Credit:Jordan Strauss/AP Fennell, King and Zhao are the first female directors nominated for a Golden Globe since Ava DuVernay in 2014. And in the almost century-long history of the Academy Awards, only five female directors have ever been nominated for the Oscar. Fennell …

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Ireland does not plan to use AstraZeneca for over-65s

Dublin: Ireland does not currently plan to give the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca to people over the age of 65, the country’s health service said on Wednesday. France, Belgium and Germany are among other European Union countries that have recommended against using the shot on people …

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Britain has administered 10m people a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Travel restrictions were already in place for people coming from Britain, Denmark and Norway, as well as for all other travellers from outside the European Union. Sweden, which has spurned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has seen the rate of new infections dip in recent weeks, though cases of the British …

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Why being in a psych ward is nothing like the movies

Suicide is not romantic at all, contrary to how it’s portrayed in TV shows like 13 Reasons Why. There is no willowy protagonist drifting off to the other side of the veil, no swelling score to soundtrack your movements. An attempt to end your life isn’t a stylised music video …

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Tumour-sniffing pets and social media snake oil: Cancer patients prey to dodgy myths

Megan Varlow, Director of Cancer Control Policy at the Cancer Council said the COVID pandemic created a perfect storm of misinformation for vulnerable people with cancer: a reliance on digital technology to stay informed with health information, and heightened anxieties. Loading “People are usually divided into two camps: one group …

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AstraZeneca vaccine shown to drastically cut virus transmission by UK study

“Our data suggest you want to be as close to the 12 weeks as you can” for the second dose, he said. The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has been shown to substantially slows the transmission of the virus.Credit:AP The study has not been peer-reviewed yet …

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