Saturday, July 31

Month: July 2021

AFL minor premiership hopes increase after 49-point win in Adelaide

The Western Bulldogs look set to finish in the top two on the AFL ladder for the first time since 1998. (Photo by Morgan Hancock/Getty Images)The Western Bulldogs have made the most of the tricky conditions at a windswept Mars Stadium to blow past Adelaide in a 49-point win that strengthens their grip on top spot.With three more rounds to play, the Bulldogs are closing in on the first VFL/AFL minor premiership in their 96-year history.Bailey Dale and Caleb Daniel starred across half-back for the Dogs who led at every change on their way to a comfortable 15.15 (105) to 8.8 (56) win in Ballarat on Saturday afternoon.Read NextBailey Smith, Jack Macrae and Tom Liberatore did the heavy lifting around the stoppages in a midfield that was a class above.On a tough day for forwards Josh Bruce, J...

Logan Martin stuns on BMX freestyle course in sports Olympic debut

With incredible tricks that can only be likened to extreme gymnastics on a bike, Logan Martin stunned in his Olympic debut, flipping through the air with double back flips- all while holding the handlebars of his BMX bike. Thirteen years after BMX racing made its Olympics debut in Beijing, its flashier counterpart, BMX freestyle, entered the mix for its debut on Saturday morning.Australia’s Martin, 27, gave the world a spectacular taste of the sport, wreaking havoc on the course and landing two scores in the 90s in his seeding event.Australia's Logan Martin competes in the cycling BMX freestyle men's park seeding event at the Ariake Urban Sports Park. Picture: Jeff PACHOUD / AFPRead NextUnder the format, riders get 60 seconds to fit in as many crazy tricks as they can on a variety of ob...

Prime Minister’s bizarre magnet reference in health advice

Morrison sets target of 80 per cent of population vaccinations before lockdowns end. Picture: NCA Newswire /Gaye GerardScott Morrison has delivered a pointed reference to wild conspiracy theories during an interview on talkback radio as he pleaded with Australians to follow scientifically supported medical advice - not fake experts on Facebook.The odd remark comes after the Prime Minister revealed lockdowns would be discouraged and international borders would begin to reopen once 80 per cent of eligible Australians are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.Morrison said he hoped the agreement on the target would encourage the population to get the jab as vaccine hesitancy persists and disenfranchised citizens take to the streets in anti-lockdown protests.Read Next“By getting vaccinated, you...

How methamphetamine gave the Nazis the upper hand in the early years of WWII

For 80 years, the initial success of the German army during WWII It has been attributed to the idea of ​​blitzkrieg or lightning warfare.With a combination of well-coordinated tanks, mechanized infantry, and aircraft, the Germans rushed into France in 1940, inflicting heavy casualties and ensuring quick victories.But Germany had another factor that gave them an advantage over the French and British armies that had defeated them on the same ground a generation earlier.Pervitin, also known as methampetamine, gave the Germans a military advantage in WWII. (Public domain)It was all thanks to something they gave the soldiers and pilots called Pervitin, a pill that would keep them awake for days and days.During the first three days of the invasion, the Germans advanced without stopping to ...

Two dead after a ‘kamikaze drone’ attack on an oil tanker off Oman

Two members of the crew were killed when a oil connected to an Israeli billionaire was attacked off the coast of Oman, the ship's management firm said.A Briton and a Romanian were killed amid what the company described as a "suspect piracy incident "aboard the Mercer Street tanker on Thursday.A US defense official familiar with the details of the incident said the tanker was attacked by an armed drone believed to be operated by Iran.The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street was hit by an armed drone in the Middle East. (CNN)Another official said the United States responded "to an emergency distress call from an apparent UAV-style attack" and that the ship was escorted to port by the USS. Ronald reagan aircraft carrier and USS Mitscher destroyer.U.S. Navy personnel, in...

Southeast Qld plunged into lockdown after six new local Covid-19 cases

Queensland has recorded six new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Saturday. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Tertius PickardSoutheast Queensland will be plunged into another snap lockdown from Saturday afternoon as health authorities race to quash the “rapidly spreading” Covid-19 outbreak they fear could have settled into the community. The announcement came as the state recorded six new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all linked to the 17-year-old who tested positive to the virus on Friday.The eleven local government areas of southeast Queensland already subject to the mask mandate will only be allowed to leave their home for four reasons from 4pm on Saturday.Indooroopilly State High School was shut for deep cleaning on Friday after a student tested positive to Covid-19. Picture:...

More than 1000 policemen deployed to stop protests against the blockade

9 NNSW Police have established a major command post in Sydney's Hyde Park in an attempt to stop a repeat of anti-lockdown protests which filled the streets of the city last weekend.More than 1,000 officers have been deployed to enforce strict lockdown laws and arrest anyone who violates stay-at-home orders.And a ban notice issued by the NSW police will prohibit taxi, ride-sharing and passenger services from taking passengers to the Sydney CBD between 9 a.m.The limits of the exclusion zone are:Western boundary: West Link Road and The Crescent at LilyfieldSouthern boundary: South Dowling Street and Todman Avenue in ZetlandNorthern Limit: Bradfield Highway at Milsons PointEastern boundary: New South Head Road and Ocean Avenue at Edgecliff"A pandemic is not the time to protest and this b...

Vaccinated people can carry both COVID-19 Delta variant and others, US study finds.

Scientists who studied a large Covid-19 outbreak in the US state of Massachusetts, it concluded that vaccinated people who contracted the so-called progressive infections carried approximately the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not receive the injections.Health officials released details of that investigation, which was key in this week's decision by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommend that vaccinated individuals revert to wearing masks indoors in parts of the US where the Delta variant is fueling surges in infections.The authors said the findings suggest that the CDC's mask guide should be expanded to include the entire country, even outside of hotspots.US health experts say vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks. (AP)The findi...

Sydney lockdown protest organisers warn of ‘trap’

A thousand police officers are prepared to meet with protestors on Saturday, but previous event organisers have issued their own warning. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Flavio BrancaleoneSydney residents considering attending anti-lockdown protests on Saturday have been told by last week’s organisers that doing so would land them right in the hands of police. At least three anti-lockdown groups took to Telegram to warn protesters that no official events were planned for Saturday, and strongly advised against anyone attending any meeting.One group of anti-lockdown organisers, who NCA NewsWire has chosen not to name, said no known organiser groups were operating any protest events on Saturday.Read Next“We strongly advise against attending any protest events that claim to be operating,” the group s...

Donald Trump urged Justice officials to declare elections ‘corrupt’

President Donald trump He urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results "corrupt" in a phone call in December, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.Notes from the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths Trump went to in trying to overturn the election results and win the support of officials tasked with law enforcement and other government leaders in that effort.Emails released last month show that Trump and his allies in the final weeks of his presidency lobbied the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in 2020, and the department's inspector general is investigating whether department officials they tried to subvert ...