Australia Covid live news: Australian Medical Association says hospitals are not ready for reopening | Australia News

It is the last sitting day for six weeks, with Parliament heading into spring recess once it rises today. Which is probably a blessing for all of us. The past two weeks have been painful to watch. Question time is even worse. With everything going on, this is the last thing we need. It is therefore preferable that everyone retreat to their quarantine corners and calm their farms a bit. Not that the news is slowing down with the absence of parliament. It all depends on what’s going on in…

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A tense welcome for new Afghan arrivals from Britain | Refugees

Refugee charities and Afghan community organizations are struggling to keep up with the demand for their services, with thousands of refugees arriving in the UK in recent days. For the fourth day in a row, around 600 Afghan refugees, including unaccompanied minors, lined the streets of any business park in West London for access to clothing, translation services and advice. in immigration matters. In Feltham, West London, Afghans have arrived at the Association for Afghanistan and Central Asia (ACAA) in search of basic and citizen counseling services, either for themselves…

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Dallas Mavericks partner with ProFitX

Brooklyn, NY, United States, August 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Dallas Mavericks and ProFitX have announced a multi-year sports partnership. This partnership will provide invaluable information for Dallas Mavericks athletes, coaches and front office to build and grow their roster throughout the year while enabling their athletes to maximize their full potential. “The Dallas Mavericks are thrilled to partner with ProFitX. Their advanced technologies will provide us with the tools that will allow us to gain a significant competitive advantage, ”said Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks. “And that’s…

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Spanish couple arrested for rituals with toad venom and ayahuasca | Spain

Spanish police have arrested a couple on charges they were performing rituals – touted online as “international ancestral medicine” – involving a range of banned substances ranging from toad venom to ayahuasca. The couple, aged 42 and 38, are said to have run an association which organized ceremonies involving psychotropic substances for up to € 150 (£ 129) per session. Weekend retreats were also offered at a cost of up to € 350 (£ 300). Police said they analyzed videos of the rituals uploaded by the couple. “Clients have been…

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The world’s last Samaritans, straddling the Israeli-Palestinian divide

MONT GERIZIM, West Bank – In the occupied and largely segregated West Bank, Jews live in closed Israeli settlements and Palestinians live in Arab towns and villages. And then there are the 440 inhabitants of the hilltop village of Al Tor, who float between the two worlds. As children, they grow up speaking Arabic. As teenagers, they study in schools run by the Palestinian Authority. As retirees, many regularly smoke shisha in the Palestinian city of Nablus, further down the slopes of Mount Gerizim. But they also have Israeli citizenship,…

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Pandemic and long-term stays push Swedish book sales to record highs

STOCKHOLM, Aug.11 (Reuters) – Book sales in Sweden hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021 as people traveled less and enjoyed themselves at home more than usual during the pandemic, preparing the industry for a another stellar year after a record 2020. The Swedish Booksellers Association said on Wednesday that total sales were up 10% from the same period in 2020, with printed books up 7% and digital books up 14%. Children’s books led the rise. Compared to the pre-pandemic first half of 2019, total sales increased…

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Pulse wins Best Audience Engagement at WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards

Pulse (Pulse.afrique), Africa’s leading innovative media company was declared the winner in the Best Audience Engagement category at PALE–IFRA African Digital Media Awards 2021 for an entry highlighting the delivery of innovative content for TikTok in its various markets. The award reiterates Pulse’s innovative work in testing and delivering new content formats based on feedback from its vast audience in 4 African markets in Nigeria (https://bit.ly/3fHKRB6), Ghanaian (https://bit.ly/3jA11xD), Kenya (https://bit.ly/3Atg4Qi) and Senegal (https://bit.ly/3ApEaeP). PALE–IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Editors, created the annual Digital Media Africa Awards to…

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Former Utah governor to lead famous Salt Lake City choir

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Former Utah Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt was named the new president of the Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square on Friday. As chairman of the choir, the governor on three occasions will manage operations, employees and marketing and oversee hundreds of volunteers. The world-renowned choir, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has been a long-standing fixture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The world longs for peace, and the foundational product of the Tabernacle Choir…

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A case study on gender bias in science reporting

Credit: kconcha/Pixabay Gender disparities in science have garnered a lot of attention over the past decade, but prejudices against women in media coverage of science have not received as much attention. A recent study by NatureNews and feature articles highlight how often women are mentioned in science news. The study finds that women continue to be cited less often than men in the high-level journal, although the gap appears to be narrowing. Led by Natalie Davidson and Casey Greene of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, study, published in…

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American food association wants to vaccinate Vietnamese cashew workers

By Dat Nguyen August 5, 2021 | 15:21 GMT + 7 Cashew nut. Photo by Pixabay / Mahesh Patel. An American food association has urged the Vietnamese government to prioritize cashew workers for vaccination, as the industry plays a major role in trade. The American Association of Food Industries (AFI) urged Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to prioritize the distribution of vaccines to agricultural and food production workers in Vietnam, especially the cashew sector , which is an important element for many of its members. The vaccination would help Vietnam…

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