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Month: January 2021

Tradie’s campaign to save lives after surviving terminal diagnosis

Brisbane Tradie Lucas Ridgway was 36 when he was told that melanoma it was terminal.What started as a small lump under her cheek 18 months earlier had metastasized to her lungs.Without treatment, the father of two had a 22% chance of surviving another three years."When it becomes stage four and they say words like terminal, that's when you think, 'I'm dealing with that,'" Ridgway said.Lucas Ridgway, a father of two, had all the lymph nodes on the left side of his neck removed after he was diagnosed with stage three melanoma in 2015. (Supplied: Lucas Ridgway)But an immunotherapy drug, Keytruda, reduced the tumors to next to nothing and Ridgway is beating the odds, racking up three and a half years cancer-free.Now he wants to help save the lives of other Australians.Tradie has started ...

Thousands of people join the funeral in Jerusalem, they disobey the rules of the pandemic

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis have packed the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem, circumventing the country's ban on holding large public gatherings during the pandemic.The funeral procession for Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died aged 99, made its way through the streets of Jerusalem yesterday in the latest display of ultra-Orthodox Israelis' refusal to honor coronavirus restrictions.Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the funeral of prominent Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik in Jerusalem. (AP)The phenomenon has undermined the country's aggressive vaccination campaign to control a violent and threatening outbreak. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the March elections.Two rivals accused Netanyahu of failing to enforce the law due to political pressure from...

WA communities brace for ‘cyclonic weather’

People in or near the communities between De Gray and Giralia, as well as those in Port Hedland, Karratha, Dampier and Onslow have been urged to organize an emergency kit that includes first aid supplies, a flashlight, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water. . While the communities between Giralia and North West Cape, including Exmouth, should be vigilant and listen to upcoming advice."The tropical low is over land and moving west closer to the Pilbara coast," the BoM stated on its website."It can move out to sea late today or on Tuesday and become a tropical cyclone."There is a possibility that the system will continue further south, remain on land and not intensify into a tropical cyclone. This would significantly reduce the possibility of gales in coastal communities."He...

Virgin offers flights from $ 75 in reopening sell-off in Queensland

Virgin Australia has launched a marketing blitz following the reopening of the Queensland border to all of New South Wales, slashing the price of nearly two million fares from $ 75.As of today, the airline offers discounted prices on 1.9 million fares as part of its Let the good times fly sale, ending midnight AEST on February 8, 2021.Discounted fares are only for select travel dates between March and September 2021, and the airline's booking flexibility program (a direct result of COVID-19 measures) will remain in effect until June 30, 2021.Starting today, the airline is offering discounted prices on 1.9 million fares as part of its Let The Good Times Fly sale, which ends at midnight AEST on February 8, 2021. (iStock)The flexible flight program offers passengers unlimited changes wi...

More than 5,000 people arrested during Russian political protests

Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets on Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, sustaining the national protests that have rocked the Kremlin.More than 5,000 people were detained by the police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten.The mass protests came despite efforts by Russian authorities to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands demonstrated across the country last weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent Russia had ever seen. in years.A policeman detains a man as protesters try to help him, during a protest against the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP)Riot police Bloch guard an area a...

Australian Medical Association President Dr Andrew Miller says a review of the hotel quarantine system is needed

Health experts in Western australia They say they are "frustrated" with the state's hotel quarantine system, where a security guard was able to contract COVID-19, which was feared to be the UK's highly contagious variant.The president of the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Andrew Miller, said the quarantine system needed an overhaul.Dr Andrew Miller from the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association wants a review of the hotel's quarantine. (Nine news)"We are very frustrated," Dr. Miller told Today."We are still running these kinds of hybrid hotel quarantine facilities. We want professional quarantine facilities, not something that has been converted into a Sheraton. It would be better to use that building, change the ventilation, change the staff completely...

Queensland reopens border to Greater Sydney residents

Passengers who arrived at the Brisbane airport said they were eager to be reunited with their loved ones.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the lifting of the border closure for Sydney residents last week. (Nine)"I have such a lucky baby nephew that the borders have been opened. He was born last night and I am going to go see him today," one traveler told 9News.Work to dismantle the roadblocks at border crossings began last night and is expected to be completed early tomorrow.Sydney residents can now travel to Brisbane from today. (Nine)It is expected to go a long way toward making up for what was lost during Christmas.Gold Coast Police Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler told Today that border controls have been easing since this morning and that traffic is moving freely....

Queensland Declares Much of WA a COVID19 Hotspot

Queensland has become the first state to declare a large part of Western Australia a coronavirus hotspot after a new case of the potentially highly infectious strain of COVID-19 was revealed.Washington Prime Minister Mark McGowan confirmed the new case and announced a five-day quick shutdown during an emergency COVID-19 press conference today.The positive result comes from a male hotel security guard in his 20s who worked at a hotel in Perth's financial district and is believed to have taken a second job at a rideshare company.Prime Minister Mark McGowan arrives wearing a mandatory face mask in the Dumas House press room on January 31, 2021 in Perth, Australia. Prime Minister Mark McGowan has announced a five-day shutdown in the Perth, Peel and Southwest Western Australia regions, star...

What you can and can’t do, businesses to close, school information, and a full list of potential exposure sites

All Perth, Peel and Southwest regions will enter a rapid lockdown starting at 6 p.m. local time tonight after a hotel security guard tested positive for COVID-19.Here are all the details on what the residents of those regions can and cannot do.When you can leave your houseFrom now on, you will only be able to leave home for four main reasons:Buy essential items like food, medicine, and necessary suppliesMedical or health needs, including compassionate requirements.caring for the vulnerable Exercise within the neighborhood, but only with one other person and only for an hour a dayThe security guard who tested positive was working at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Perth. (Google Maps)The masks will be mandatoryPrime Minister McGowan said the masks will be mandatory for those leaving th...

These COVID-19 variants keep scientists awake at night

At least four new variants of the coronavirus are keeping scientists awake at night.One, first identified in south-east England, has now turned up in at least 50 countries and appears to spread more efficiently than previous variations of the virus. Its appearance has spooked political leaders, who have closed borders and imposed travel restrictions in an attempt to curb its spread.Others, identified in South Africa and Brazil, have not traveled that far but show a constellation of mutations that have caught the attention of geneticists.And then there is a new variation showing up in California that may or may not be driving a new spread there.This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a scientist at the Janssen Laboratory in Leiden, the Netherlands. Johnson & Johns...