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Remake of an ’80s favourite a miraculous missed opportunity

Updating a fondly remembered ’80s classic with a new look, but neglecting to do anything about its laundry list of issues, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is something of a missed opportunity. From punching cash-filled blocks to accidentally releasing deadly ghosts, and from renting motorcylces to chomping down on …

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‘Hard to answer’: Hardwick amazed by Richmond’s slump

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick isn’t sure where it’s all gone wrong for his triple premiership winners. After his team’s third successive loss — this time, most shockingly, to Gold Coast in Melbourne — he was measured, but seemingly mystified. “It’s hard to answer, to be honest,” he said, followed by: …

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Elite company: Burgoyne newest member of football’s fab five

He began his football journey kicking dribble kicks up and down driveways in Port Lincoln as he walked to school with his brother Peter. He was just 11 when he played alongside Peter (who played with Shaun in the 2004 premiership in his 240-game career with Port Adelaide) in an …

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‘Obvious blind spot’: Home care workers left out of mandatory vaccine plan

“And as of today, the government has done nothing to support these frail Australians, who we know are most at risk should COVID strike. They can’t even tell us how many people who receive aged care services at home have been vaccinated. This is appalling,” she said. National Cabinet is …

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Pirates of the cyber seas: How ransomware gangs have become security’s biggest threat

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Cyber security experts, ex-military officials and some politicians are pushing for ransomware gangs to be treated not as hackers but like “pirates” of the past, in a rethink of how to best counter their growing threat to businesses, industries and society. The …

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ASX holds 0.5% lead; Index heading for second weekly loss

Richard Branson plans to fly to space on July 11, days before a similar journey by fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The shares of Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings surged. The VSS Unity spacecraft will also carry three Virgin Galactic employees and two pilots from the launch site in New Mexico, according …

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Record daily dose number as younger Australians go for AstraZeneca

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the vaccine rollout had faced issues with changing expert advice and getting enough doses into the country. “We’ve had challenges in terms of supply,” he said on Seven’s Sunrise on Thursday morning. “European countries and drug companies have favoured those nations who had high rates …

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Power to change: Why the US and China must work together on the climate crisis

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size A satellite image shows the new forest spreading in a thick band from China’s northern borders with Russia and Mongolia to the south and west, towards the Gobi desert. By the time the planting is finished in 2050, the Three-North Shelter Forest …

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Prime Minister, you are not a health expert

There needs to be an urgent investigation of the circumstances in which entry permits are issued for travel into this country, given the pressure on our inadequate quarantine system, our mainly unvaccinated population and the fact that the Delta variant brought in recently from overseas has resulted in more than …

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Eager gamers can’t be consoled as chip shortage set to ruin Christmas

“People staying at home has just increased demand,” Mr Rice said. “If you look at the stats on [PC gaming platform] Steam for concurrent users, for 2017 to 2019 it’s essentially flat. In 2020, concurrent users were up 40 per cent.” We would love to be getting more consoles into …

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