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IOC officially selects Brisbane as preferred candidate for 2032 Olympic Games

Australia is officially in the box seat to secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed it would enter into exclusive discussions with organisers of a “very advanced” south-east Queensland bid. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body’s executive had accepted the recommendation of …

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Top Republicans spar in public over Trump’s future in the GOP

But the reporter interjected by asking Cheney if she agreed. “That’s up to CPAC,” said Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump over his role in the January 6 storming of the Capitol. “I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the …

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Brisbane put on IOC fast track to host 2032 Olympics

Australia is officially in the box seat to secure the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed it would enter into exclusive discussions with organisers of a “very advanced” south-east Queensland bid. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body’s executive had accepted the recommendation of …

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Tech giants are taking on China’s looming food crisis

“Agriculture is a critical area supported by the Chinese government,” said Liu Yue, an analyst with market research firm EqualOcean. With rural youths flocking to cities for better jobs and food safety increasingly threatened by pesticides and outdated farming methods, the country’s tech champions are eager to lend Beijing a …

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Oxford starts work on potential COVID-19 vaccine pill

“And we have flu vaccines that are given by nasal spray. This could be a very good approach in the future to use vaccines against coronaviruses. “It’s also possible to consider oral vaccination where you take a tablet that will give you the immunisation, and that would have a lot …

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ASX to jump as Wall Street gets boost from Fed chief

“There was a little bit of focus on inflation and interest rates but that’s going to be on the rear view mirror,” said David Yepez, lead equity analyst and portfolio manager at Exencial Wealth Advisors. Value-oriented stocks have enjoyed a bit of a bounce recently, with the S&P 500 Value …

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Upbeat Vocus moving in the right direction

And Russell says the fibre business is just getting started on fulfilling its full potential. “Vocus has great assets and great market opportunity but there are ongoing improvements that we will have to deliver on, we are not the finished article yet,” he said. “Our market share is still low …

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Woods, Burgess, Miller? My diagnosis – ‘elite athlete syndrome’

Loading Miller missed out on a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics by 0.36 seconds but returned to Australia as the toast of the nation. He was arrested last week on drug-trafficking charges. Sam Burgess the dual international was one of the finest league players we’ve ever seen and most …

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Occasional cocaine use drives drug’s increased popularity, funding violent gangs

Victoria overtook NSW as the state most likely to report cocaine use for the first time in 2019, although both states saw significant increases. In NSW, cocaine users jumped from 3.4 per cent of those surveyed to 5 per cent between 2016 and 2019, while Victorian use more than doubled …

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Fight erupts over Defence moves to sack special forces whistleblowers

As the Defence Force continues to deal with the fallout of the Inspector-General’s report, delegates of the Chief of the Army Rick Burr have moved to sack at least three whistleblowers from the Special Air Service Regiment and commandos. Asked about this process, a Defence spokesperson said: “The fact that …

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