Wednesday, December 1

Month: July 2021

Queensland Braces For New Cases On First Day Of Closure, Two More Brisbane High Schools Exposed To COVID-19

Two more Brisbane high schools have been added to a rapidly growing list COVID-19 exhibition sites this morning as residents of southeast Queensland wake up for their first full day of lockdown.Brisbane Boys Grammar School and Brisbane Girls Grammar School have been closed and the staff, students and parents who attended between Wednesday and Friday were isolated.A Brisbane Boys Grammar student tested positive, the school confirmed, while an infectious parent attended an open day at the girls' high school on Friday.Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane, where three infectious COVID-19 cases attended over three days last week. (Supplied)Queensland Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles announced the three-day lockdown at a press conference yesterday after six new cases of COVID-19 w...

Five men charged after allegedly assaulting police

Police are patrolling the streets of Sydney to ensure residents are following Covid-19 health orders. Picture: Sam RuttynA police officer has allegedly been assaulted during a Covid-19 compliance check in Sydney’s west.Six men have been charged over allegedly breaching Covid health orders, including five who were also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.The arrests came when police were called to reports of a party at a home on Unicombe Crescent, Oakhurst, about 4.10pm on Saturday.Read NextWhen officers arrived they found a group of men drinking inside a garage, NSW Police said in a statement.Police said they asked the men to produce identification, but they allegedly refused to do so.“After informing the men of the possible Covid breach, the occupant – a man ag...

Suburbs with most Covid-19 fines issued by police

NSW Police officers patrol Hyde Park before the anti-lockdown protests. New data has showed where people were fined at the start of lockdown. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De MarchiNSW police officers were handing out more than twice as many Covid fines to western Sydney residents than to those who live in the city and the eastern suburbs — even before the crackdown in the city’s west and southwest began.Figures obtained exclusively under freedom of information by NCA NewsWire show that only seven fines were issued in the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command between June 25 and July 8, even though the outbreak was initially concentrated in Bondi and Double Bay.In this time period – which begins on the day of the eastern suburbs lockdown and ends the day before NSW police launched a contro...

New exhibition sites published by NSW Health in the greater Sydney area.

A long list of shops, cafes, train and bus routes have been identified as points of concern as Sydney continues to fight the spread of the Delta variant.NSW Health issued another round of exhibition sites across the city just before 10 p.m. Saturday night, and a Sydney fruit shop was listed for the second time this week.Anyone who was at Campsie World of Fruit, 224 Beamish Street on Sunday July 25 between 10.40 a.m. and 11 a.m. is now considered a close contact and you should be tested and isolated for 14 days, regardless of the result.A person with COVID-19 worked at Campsie World of Fruit for several days last week. (Google Maps)Previously, the greengrocer was listed as a place of close contact from Tuesday, July 20, to Sunday, July 25, 6 a.m. M. A 7 p. M. Every day. It is kno...

West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson addresses ‘disappointing’ loss to Collingwood Magpies

Simpson’s Eagles have endured a turbulent season. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)West Coast’s season is at the crossroads after a 45-point drubbing at the hands of Collingwood, and Adam Simpson said the Eagles won’t get far on current form. The Eagles were on the end of a black and white landslide in the first half, going to the main break 50 points down, eventually pulling the margin back to 45-points.“We need to look at it and go through the game and address it with the players,” Simpson said.Read Next“The season is still alive, we’re still there abouts, but we’re not going to get far if we play like that.“We need to own it and get better real quick, or we won’t get far at all.”There was a feeling of guilt and disappointment in the West Coast rooms after the Eagles were embarr...

Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack

A handout photo courtesy of the US Navy's Twitter account on July 25, 2021 shows aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, French navy frigate FS Languedoc, and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey at sail in the Arabian SeaIsrael is pressing for international action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire, branding Tehran an "exporter of terrorism" after the likely drone strike.The MT Mercer Street tanker was struck Thursday in the northern Indian Ocean, killing two crew members, in what the United States said was a drone-style attack.On Friday Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said he has ordered the nation's diplomats to push for UN action against "Iranian terrorism".Read Next"Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruct...

AFL upset at MCG in Shannon Hurn’s 300th game

Jack Ginnivan, second from left, of the Magpies celebrates a goal. Collingwood took the lead early and never surrendered it. Picture: Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesCollingwood gave its fans a delicious taste of the future and West Coast an anxious next three weeks on the back of a 45-point smashing. The Pies’ faster and braver ball use under Robert Harvey was on full show, owning the corridor and opening up their forward 50, taking 18 marks inside 50.Collingwood was able to control the ball and showed West Coast up with its superior work rate around the ground on their way to 155 uncontested marks.Read NextWhile West Coast’s fate remains in their own hands, they face a nervy few weeks ahead with GWS, Richmond, Essendon and Carlton pushing for their spot inside the top-eight.On its way to ...

First responders suffer more mental health problems during the pandemic

After nearly 16 years on the road as a New South Wales paramedic, Mitch Pettet is no stranger to the pressures of work and has dealt with his fair share of stressful situations. However, when his vacation came to an end last month, the seasoned lifeguard was afraid to go back to work.Like many others, the Pettet family's travel plans were ruined when the growing NSW group of COVID-19 saw restrictions imposed on much of the state. The disappointment at the missed trip soon wore off, but as the date of Mr. Pettet's return from leave drew near, he grew increasingly apprehensive."The week before I got back to work, things started to intensify for all the paramedics on the front line," he said.Paramedic Mitch Pettet with his wife and children. (Supplied)"I read the emails every day and it...

McDonald’s and Bunnings Warehouse among Queensland’s latest showroom sites

A Bunnings Warehouse, a McDonald's restaurant, and a popular shopping mall are among the latest exhibition sites in Queensland.Queensland Health issued a public health alert this afternoon to locate contact tracing locations in Mt Gravatt, South Brisbane, East Brisbane and Indooroopilly.A variety of stores in the Indooroopilly Mall are among the nearby contact locations.Anyone who has visited McDonald's Jindalee in Homemaker City, 12A Goggs Rd from 6.20pm to 6.55pm on Sunday July 25 is considered a close contact. (Google Maps)Meanwhile, anyone who visited McDonald's Jindalee in Homemaker City, 12A Goggs Rd from 6.20 pm to 6.55 pm on Sunday, July 25 is considered a close contact.Bunnings at Mount Gravatt is a casual contact spot for those visiting from 7am to 7.35am on Wednesday July ...