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Target Time and Superquiz, Thursday, August 26

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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As it happened: NSW records 919 new local COVID-19 cases, one new death; Victoria records 45 new cases; states expand Pfizer eligibility

Good evening and thanks for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s what you need to know: NSW recorded 919 locally acquired cases of COVID-19, a new daily record in Australia. Two deaths were confirmed at this morning’s update: a woman …

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Mid-wicket Murders

“This week’s TV Guide promises a cricket competition to be held in dear old Midsomer, murder capital of the United Kingdom. Expect DCI (Dead Cricketer Investigator) Tom Barnaby, to be initially stumped, before the perpetrator’s slips have him caught out and held, pending a DRS. I’m padding up right now!” …

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Delight for best mates Crothers and Popham on golden night in pool

“I actually did a time trial after the Australian trials,” Martin said. “I ended up somehow pulling it off and then qualified for here.” Within 10 minutes, Patterson, who won six medals in Rio, signalled her intent by opening up a big lead on her rivals, including four-time Australian Paralympian …

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Paralympics 2021 LIVE updates: Australia win gold in cycling and swimming as wheelchair rugby team suffer shock loss

Thanks for joining today. For all the latest news and reaction to a wonderful first day for Australia in Japan, log onto our mastheads. Four golds in the pool. Two in track cycling. 10 medals all up. Things are going well for Team Australia. Will kick the blog off again …

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Children must become our next vaccine priority

In Victoria’s serial lockdowns, schoolchildren have been more disrupted than most. The state’s students have missed more than 120 days of face-to-face teaching since COVID-19 first sent them home to learn. And with the latest Delta outbreak in Victoria still threatening, classrooms are unlikely to come back to life soon. …

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Afterpay eyes move into lucrative mortgage market

Afterpay has signalled it has long-term ambitions to distribute mortgages, as it also looks to offer Australian consumers a wider range of financial products as a result of its $39 billion planned merger with Square. In a move to diversify its revenue, Afterpay is preparing to target younger customers with …

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Murdoch’s Fox News issues ABC with legal threat over ‘Four Corners’ Trump episode

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has threatened the ABC with legal action over a Four Corners episode that examined the American cable TV network’s coverage of former US president Donald Trump and its role in the aftermath of last year’s general election. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have confirmed …

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Australia Post senior staff rewarded with almost $92m in bonuses

Hundreds of Australia Post’s senior employees were among those to receive hefty bonuses during the pandemic, as the company spent more than $92 million rewarding its workforce last year. A total of 345 employees earning between $200,000 and $500,000 shared in $28.2 million worth of bonuses during the 2019-20 financial …

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‘Get me Oprah’: Richard Pusey released after serving jail terms

“He is a man who, in a range of settings, deliberately seeks to interfere with the sense of safety of those who encounter him,” Ms Bate said. She imposed a four-month sentence – already served – and ordered an extra two months hang over him for the next two years …

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