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People are flying to nowhere just to shop duty free during COVID

Duty-free shopping has been permitted for domestic tourists in Hainan since 2011. In July, the government raised the spending limit to allow people to buy more and it is extending some duty-free shopping to Beijing, Shanghai and other cities to tap the growing purchasing power trapped in China. Catering to …

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Life-sized Star Wars X-wing fighter lands in US museum

“After any long trip, you would want to get cleaned up,” Weitekamp said. Seeing the X-wing up close for the first time this month, Weitekamp noticed all the little details, like one spot that looked a little beat-up. She could see scrapes. Was that “hangar rash?” on the side, she …

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Manchester City clinch third Premier League title in four seasons

A City supporter holds up a replica of the English Premier League trophy outside the club’s home.Credit:AP Ending Liverpool’s reign as champions gives Pep Guardiola a third Premier League title in four seasons, adding to the trio of domestic titles he won at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich as coach. …

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Queensland nurse-to-patient ratios saved lives, research finds

Scientific research has backed up the effectiveness of nurse-to-patient ratios introduced by the Queensland government, showing they demonstrably prevented re-admissions, shortened hospital stays, and reduced costs. The state government introduced the measure in 2016, ensuring a minimum number of nurses-to-patients was to be maintained across Queensland hospitals. Research has confirmed …

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ASX lower; CSR jumps 8% to 13-year high as dividends resume

In a reminder that a federal election is not far away, recently listed tech company Sovereign Cloud Holdings has won a $3.1 million contract to host the Australian Electoral Commission’s cloud services for three years. Sovereign Cloud reminds us this is likely to cover the next Federal election period. It’s …

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CBA’s quarterly profits surge to $2.4b

The bank is also eyeing a bigger share in the business lending market dominated by the National Australia Bank, and in the quarter its business loans grew by $3 billion, which was equal to three times the industry average. CBA also said it had made an “improved” net interest margin, …

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‘Fishing friends’ move in the spotlight of Perth’s Crown probe as cracks in logic surface

This version is at odds with the facts, which are that Mr Connolly stepped down prior to any story being published. On the afternoon of Thursday, February 11, this columnist submitted written questions to Mr Ord’s department based on a tip from someone with some knowledge of the department’s workings. …

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WA Health denies whistleblower hotel quarantine guard’s claims as Premier defends ‘not perfect’ system

“The InterContinental Hotel has had a static WA Police presence since mid-August, and had officers on site should there be an issue,” they said. The guard told WAtoday by the time police stationed outside the hotel arrived at his floor, the guests had often returned to their rooms. His claims …

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ASX set for more losses on back of global market sell-off

US stocks closed lower on Tuesday (US time) as rising commodity prices and labor shortages fed fears that despite reassurances from the Federal Reserve, near-term price spikes could translate into longer-term inflation. While all three indexes pared their losses from session lows, the sell-off was fairly evenly dispersed across the …

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‘We’ve broken the cycle’: Life-changing program needs funds to survive

They believe greater financial security is crucial and will allow their programs to grow even further and provide a model for community improvement that could be extended to other regional towns. “The reality is that we can’t run the program to the depth it needs for long-term change if we …

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