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Daily Archives: September 1, 2021

Apple’s new watch with big screen will likely be delayed

Apple’s upcoming smartwatch is suffering production snags as manufacturers adjust to a new design, likely leading to supply constraints or shipment delays, according to a person familiar with the situation. The device is expected to have a larger screen, alongside a faster processor, Bloomberg has reported. The upgrade has brought …

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States splurge on education, hospitals and roads to fend off pandemic slump

“[The government spending is] highlighting the substantial increases in infrastructure projects that will support the economy over the next few years,” Mr James said. “The massive lift in infrastructure spending will benefit construction, building materials, engineering and mining over 2022.” State and local government investment in new assets has now …

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Paralympics 2020 LIVE updates: Australia’s boccia bronze breakthrough, Alcott and Davidson vying for wheelchair tennis gold

Down 0-1 in the second set and 15-30, the Aussies get themselves out of jail to hold serve and make it 1-1. Alcott is getting vocal now, trying to pump himself up but this Netherlands team are classy. Lovely ground strokes and they get around the court and into position …

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Experts predict thousands of cases by October as lockdown drags on

Industry groups slammed Mr Andrews’ announcement for its lack of a plan to revitalise the economy, while the opposition called it a “huge kick in the guts”. Innes Willox, chief executive of the national employer association Ai Group, contrasted NSW “outlining its ambitions to reopen Sydney’s international border by November …

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Maroubra partygoers fined after dozens of COVID-19 cases emerge

Police have fined nine men as part of their investigations into illegal parties in Sydney’s eastern suburbs that have led to dozens of COVID-19 cases. Last month, police set up a task force to investigate reports of large gatherings in the beachside suburb of Maroubra. Police are investigating illegal parties …

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Victoria can’t go on like this

A year ago, while Melbourne was in the grip of its long lockdown, the worst of the second COVID-19 outbreak was behind us. After peaking at 723 cases in late July, by the start of spring the daily figure for new cases had dropped to 70. At the time, all …

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No clawback in JobKeeper because businesses wouldn’t have taken the money

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the federal government did not include a clawback provision in its $70 billion JobKeeper program because asking businesses to prove loss of turnover would have delayed the payments. The $70 billion support program was the single biggest government spend during the COVID-19 pandemic and, despite being …

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Osku saddles up

Seppo Ranki of Glenhaven reports: “A cousin has alerted me to the fact Finland’s presidential family has a new ‘First Puppy’ with an Australian connection. It is a Tenterfield terrier named Osku.” Still hounding, Joan Dalgleish of Ballina “thought pet sofas were a bit over the top until I came …

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As it happened: NSW records 1116 new local COVID-19 cases, four deaths; Daniel Andrews details roadmap out of lockdown as Victoria records 120 new cases

Good evening and thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s what you need to know: Victoria has extended its lockdown until at least September 23, with some small changes. It has also shifted its public health strategy from …

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