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Moderna says vaccine triggers ‘high enough’ antibodies against Delta

The Delta variant now accounts for about 20 per cent of new cases in France, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on France2 TV. That’s double what it was over the past week. While cases overall continue to drop, the variant first found in India “is gradually becoming dominant, like it …

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‘Dear neighbours’: Miami building boss warned of worsening damage

Just over two months later and with bids for the work still pending, the 12-storey Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Miami, came tumbling down early last week. While the structural problems from the 2018 inspection have come under intense scrutiny, no definitive cause has been identified for the collapse …

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Pocket rocket: Aussie space company goes small to beat Musk and Bezos

Gilmour Space Technologies, CEO and co-founder Adam Gilmour. “There are more than 200 companies that are venture backed, working on some kind of a satellite program around the world. And there’s literally 20 to 50 more starting up every year,” Mr Gilmour said. “Since we started the company, there’s just …

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Slainte! Celtic Club buys an Irish pub – but it may not be home for long

But plans for the Celtic Club to move back in, buying back its own space, disintegrated over a disagreement about a members’ entrance to the building. The former site of the Celtic Club in Queen Street. Credit:Scott McNaughton The club has since spent millions paying debts and tax on the …

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If the US went to war with China, who would win? It depends how it starts

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size If China chooses to attack the island of Taiwan, the United States could be helpless to stop it. By the time the People’s Liberation Army launches its third volley of missiles at the island Beijing considers a breakaway province, the US could …

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Archives at risk of cyber attack, security expert warns

People tended to think of the Archives as being “just about old stuff” without recognising its vital role in coordinating information and record-keeping right across government every day, she said. “Our critical infrastructure, defence, border security, privacy, personal information and economic assets, our economy, attract the headlines, the attention and …

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First gig economy delivery workers employed in Australia

Menulog has become the first major gig economy delivery company to directly employ workers, two months after it announced it would trial a move away from the independent contractor model that has been criticised for lacking unfair dismissal protections and a minimum wage. One of the new employees, 46-year-old hospitality …

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Private sector will be brought in to speed up vaccination rollout

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced a four-day lockdown late on Monday evening with three cases of the Delta variant detected in Perth since Sunday, while NSW recorded 19 new cases as lockdown continues. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Delta outbreaks could not be managed without significant restrictions. “Locking some …

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Morrison funded 27 car parks just one day before he called the election

The department’s view is also at odds with comments from government candidates during the election campaign, with Liberal MP Lucy Wicks announcing a car park in her electorate of Robertson with the claim that the move was not an election commitment because the money was included in the budget. The …

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‘Hazards are many’: Millions found to be at risk from sea level rise

Indonesia has been identified as the country with the most land at risk of sea level rise, adding to the threats climate change will pose to Australia’s populous northern neighbour. New satellite data has found Indonesia has 118,200 square kilometres of land at two metres or less above mean sea …

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