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Flying cargo: Getting athletes to pandemic Games a logistics nightmare

As a result, the 10-strong team across disciplines including badminton, judo and archery, is booked on Qatar Airways via Doha, according to National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka President Suresh Subramaniam. They’ve got a back-up flight on SriLankan Airlines in case the situation changes. “I hope and pray nobody falls …

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Meet The Age’s state politics team

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s been a busy few months on Spring Street. Lockdowns, vaccine delays, leadership tensions in the Coalition and Premier Daniel Andrews out of action following a fall in March. These unprecedented times have highlighted the importance of delivering accurate and timely information, …

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Tabcorp rejects wagering bids, will spin-off lotteries arm

Gambling giant Tabcorp will spin-off its booming lotteries and Keno business from its struggling wagering arm and list it as a new company on the ASX. The $11 billion group on Monday morning announced the result of a strategic review of the business, with a decision to reject offers of …

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Cyprus’ ‘most destructive’ fire ever spreads through villages, farms

Nicosia: Cyprus search crews have discovered four charred bodies outside a fire-swept mountain village in what the interior minister called the “most destructive” blaze in the eastern Mediterranean island nation’s history. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said Civil Defence volunteers discovered the remains just outside the village of Odou on the …

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Women move into male-dominated jobs as COVID upends employment

Male employment grew faster than female employment in some traditionally female-dominated sectors, including aged and disability care, general cafe staff and as education aides. Mr Pickering said since COVID-19, female employment had continued to outpace male employment in male-dominated occupations. “We often make big career decisions as teenagers or young …

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‘Window is closing’: Climate policy uncertainty a risk to investment

The federal government’s emission reduction policy is driven by its technology roadmap, which has prioritised public investment to drive down costs of low-emissions technology – focused on hydrogen, “green” steel and aluminium, battery storage, and soil carbon sequestration on farmland. But policy experts say new technology is not enough on …

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Thrashed around the ball: Three miserable quarters anger Pies great

Harvey hinted that the Pies would look to reward VFL form at the selection table. “You just look, from an integrity point of view, who earns the right. Our VFL had a good win today so there are guys in form there, some young guys in form and some experienced …

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Bodies of three men located after boat capsizes off Wollongong

The bodies of three men have been recovered after their boat overturned in waters off Wollongong, south of Sydney. Family members of the men alerted police early on Sunday after they failed to return to Bellambi, having set off for a fishing trip at 2pm the previous day. The capsized …

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