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Joe Biden to require vaccines for all federal workers: report

McLean: President Joe Biden is expected to require US federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “That’s under consideration right now,” Biden told a reporter who asked whether the administration was weighing such a requirement. US President Joe Biden at the Office of the Director Of National Intelligence headquarters discussed …

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US health authority says vaccinated people should wear masks indoors

Dr Isaac Weisfuse, a medical epidemiologist at Cornell University Public Health, said the change was warranted but believes resistance was likely among some people. “I think we will get blowback because I think people might view it as backtracking,” he said. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr Rochelle …

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Trees down, buildings damaged, and more wild weather on the way

Loading “We’ll see the sun coming out for a few hours before the cold front brings more shower activity this afternoon,” he said. “We’re anticipating the front will cross Melbourne sometime around 4pm, when it’s most likely we’ll see isolated wind gusts up to 90km/h.” The suburb of Emerald, about …

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AFLW draft a family affair

Unlike Rowbottom, Prespakis will remain in her home state of Victoria and will be joined in the Cats’ midfield by fellow Calder Cannons teammate Zali Friswell, who was selected with pick seven. Prespakis, who has a penetrating kick, is known for her tough tackling and ability to move the ball …

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‘Big five’ oppose AFL on $36m redistribution plan

Competition heavyweights Richmond, Collingwood, Essendon, Hawthorn and West Coast have objected to an AFL proposal that would see every club lose $2 million in base funding next year, with the pool redistributed to clubs hit worst by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an important meeting between the AFL and club presidents …

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Doing the maths on AstraZeneca

For people aged over 60, the health advice from ATAGI is simple: get whatever vaccine you can. This is because your chances of dying from COVID-19 are quite high should you fall sick. For people over 18 in Greater Sydney, the message is now equally simple: get vaccinated with any …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Fox denied gold by cruel penalty; Matildas, Opals in action

Both sides know they will progress to the last eight with a point apiece here and with six minutes plus stoppage time remaining, it looks like they have settled for the draw. Sweden are leading New Zealand and will top the group with three wins from three, with the US …

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‘Essential worker hero’ shelf stackers in pay dispute with Woolworths

RAFFWU secretary Josh Cullinan said workers could lose $500 a weekCredit:Penny Stephens Woolworths disputed that the workers were locked out, saying they were consulted “to ensure the transition to new rosters was as smooth as possible”. In a letter to the union, a Woolworths manager said if staff did not …

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’Here we go again: Coogee Bay Hotel’s $112m upgrade to include units, eat street laneway

“The community will fight this. People are already getting active about it,” she said. “The community will not welcome this development at all.” Ms Wade said the 12-metre height limit was part of what made Coogee “so special”, and breaching it would detract from the “low key, low scale village …

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‘Preposterous’: Minister shoots down proposal to scrap HSC exams

“I believe the best option for my year 12 ATAR and HSC examinations is to cancel exams and provide students with a generous estimate mark based off of assessment performance,” said student Daniel Petrevski. Another student with ADHD and dyslexia said two lockdowns in two years was particularly difficult for …

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