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Princess Eugenie gives birth to son, Buckingham Palace says

London: Britain’s Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her first child, a baby son, with husband Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace has announced. Eugenie, the 10th in line to the British throne and younger daughter of the Queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, …

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Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash was disoriented in clouds, investigators say

However, NTSB investigators said that the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter was in fact banking and beginning to descend at increasing magnitude, investigators said. There were 184 aircraft crashes between 2010-2019 involving spatial disorientation, including 20 fatal helicopter crashes, the NTSB said. Tuesday’s federal hearing focused on the long-awaited probable cause or …

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Mary Wilson, original member of The Supremes, dies at 76

“I remember that instead of going home on the bus, we flew,” she said in 2014. “That was our first plane ride. We flew home. We had really hit big.” It would be the first of five consecutive No.1s, with Baby Love, Come See About Me, Stop! In the Name …

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In a Florida city, a hacker tried to poison the drinking water

Gualtieri said the public was never in danger. But he did say the intruder took “the sodium hydroxide up to dangerous levels”. Oldsmar officials have since disabled the remote-access system, and say other safeguards were in place to prevent the increased chemical from getting into the water. Officials warned other …

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Critics pooh-poohed water scheme but ex-mayor says sewage is solution

Despite the political backlash, Ms Thorley said she had no regrets and her position on recycled water had not changed. “[It’s the] elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about because they’ll lose the election,” she said. “And still nobody wants to talk about it. “This is …

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Pub arising from ashes the city star of hotel activity

Andrew Jolliffe and Dan Dragicevich of HTL Property advised on the deal and said the sales campaign saw strong interest from numerous leading Sydney hotel groups. Mr Jolliffe said, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the next two years “will see the greatest period of market activity on record” for the pub …

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New code should enhance diversity of media ownership

When Major telephoned Kelvin MacKenzie, then editor of Murdoch’s flagship British newspaper The Sun, to ask how he planned to cover the story, MacKenzie replied: “Prime Minister, I have on my desk in front of me a very large bucket of shit which I am just about to pour all …

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While we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, rapid tests could help keep life near to normal

Australia’s testing regime for COVID-19 uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This is considered to be the gold standard, with more than 99 per cent accuracy. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has also approved 11 rapid antigen tests, which can deliver a result in as little as 15 minutes. University of …

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Canberra’s latest innovation: politics without policy

The opposing political parties continuously accuse each other of being “ideological”, but this serves mainly to con along their side’s true believers and conceal from the rest of us the political class’s overriding objective: to win the next election by fair means or foul. It’s not hard to decipher Morrison’s …

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Football Australia director Heather Reid facing push to oust her from board

When Stajcic was mysteriously axed from the Matildas in January 2019 after a unanimous board decision, Kamasz was one of the loudest voices in demanding answers from the national federation, which said the move was triggered by non-specific issues around team culture and player welfare. Kamasz later described an independent …

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