‘Appropriate and measured’: Deputy Liberal leader defends NSW’s scrapping of quarantine

New South Wales Deputy Liberal leader Stuart Ayres defended the state government’s plan to scrap quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from November 1. Caps on international arrivals will also be removed in the state. Dominic Perrottet announced the state would scrap hotel quarantine as the state was on the cusp of cracking 80 per … Read more

New York Attorney General Joins Health Care Workers on Strike at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo

By 8:42AM October 16, 2021 Health care workers picketing outside Mercy Hospital of Buffalo in New York were visited by the state’s Attorney General, Tish James, on Friday, October 15, more than two weeks into a strike over understaffing and wages. This footage filmed by Delaney Kempner, the director of communications for James, shows the … Read more

‘Let’s go’: Community cricket resuming across Australia after two coronavirus-interrupted seasons

Club cricket is getting underway across Australia and the outlook for another season is positive, despite ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key points: Cricket Australia is hoping COVID-19 won’t affect registration numbers this summer Sydney grade cricket is aiming to start next month Hobart clubs will be affected while the city is in lockdown … Read more

Horror moment rogue horse causes mayhem

Racing pundits were left in shock when a loose horse caused carnage at a British track, forcing a helpless jockey into a nasty fall. This is the horror moment a loose horse caused carnage at Fakenham and forced jockey Jamie Moore into a nasty fall. Moore was sent crashing to the turf after Canyon City … Read more

Clinton quit drinking seven years ago and now helps the world celebrate sober

“And unfortunately for a very long time, I dealt with [my issues] through drug and alcohol abuse.” The Gamilaraay man now draws on his life experience to help others, especially young Indigenous people, manage their issues. Clinton Schultz as a teenager. Source: Supplied Clinton Schultz “This is my seventh year sober,” he says. “And I … Read more

Protesters March Through Washington Demanding Action on Climate Change

Environmental protesters gathered in Washington on Friday, October 15, for the fifth day in a row, demanding a stop to fossil-fuel projects and asking that President Joe Biden declare a national climate emergency. The People vs Fossil Fuels demonstrations, organized by a coalition of groups known as Build Back Fossil Free, began with rallies led … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more

Moose Strolls Amid Scenic Fall Foliage in Rangeley, Maine

A moose was spotted strolling across a picturesque road in Rangeley, Maine, against a background of vivid autumnal colors. Missi Wilson Boyd posted video of her animal sighting to the MAINE Wildlife Facebook group on October 14. Peak foliage colors in Rangeley typically occur between late September and mid-October, according to the town’s website. Credit: … Read more