Wednesday, December 2

SA has not registered new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

The doctor who picked up the first Parafield cluster patient, which triggered the second wave of South Australia coronavirus and a strict lockdown, has spoken for the first time.The 81-year-old was attending a consultation with Dr. Dharminy Thurairatnam for separate health issues, when the doctor noticed she had a cough.Dr. Dharminy Thurairatnam, the physician who identified the first patient in Parafield's group, has spoken for the first time. (9News)Dr. Thurairatnam said she examined the elderly woman on November 13 as a mere precaution after months of state COVID free."I didn't expect him to come back COVID-positive because we had no community transmission at the time," Dr. Thurairatnam said.I was surprised by the result."Oh my gosh, they're kidding me," Dr. Thurairatnam told her ...

A possible bribery scheme for presidential pardon is investigated in the White House

The case is the latest legal twist in the last days of President Donald Trumpgovernment after several of his top advisers have been convicted on federal criminal charges and as the possibility of Trump granting pardons to those who have been loyal to him increases.The records show Chief Judge Beryl Howell's review in August of a request by prosecutors for access to documents obtained in a search as part of a pardon bribery investigation.Donald Trump has increased his golf outings in recent weeks. (AP)The filings do not reveal a timeline of the alleged plan, nor the names of the people potentially involved, except that communications between people, including at least one attorney, were seized from an office that was raided sometime before the end of this summer.No one appears to have be...

Australian Recession: What is a Recession, How Does It Work, and What It Means for Common People

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today confirmed that the nation's GDP rose 3.3 percent in the September quarter.That comes after the nation's gross domestic product fell 7 percent in the previous quarter, marking the biggest quarterly drop since ABS began tracking in 1959.Australia's economy has seen the biggest drop on record. (PR IMAGE)Most likely it was the biggest drop since World War II.But what if not sensation like Australia is coming out of a recession? And how does it affect ordinary people who work normal jobs?Here's what we know about living through a recession:Small businesses have suffered the brunt of the COVID-19 recession. (Fairfax)The first is the first. What is really a recession?A recession is generally when a country's economy de...

Australia officially emerges from recession as nation shakes off COVID-19 blues

Australia officially emerged from a recession.New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 3.3 percent in the September quarter.Throughout 2020, Australia's GDP in total has fallen by 3.8%.Australia officially emerged from a recession. (Nine)ABS Head of National Accounts Michael Smedes said the recovery is still only partial."After a record 7.0 percent drop in the June quarter, Australia experienced a partial recovery in the September quarter," Smedes said."As a result, economic activity fell 3.8 percent during the year through the September quarter."Victims of the Australian Retail CrisisAccording to ABS, much of the recovery was driven by household spending."Household spending boosted the economy, increasing ...

Kim Jong-un receives experimental coronavirus vaccine from China: reports

Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest cited two anonymous Japanese intelligence sources when he published the claim in 19 forty five."Several other high-ranking officials within the Kim family and the leadership network" received the vaccine, according to the report.Kim Jong-un has reportedly been administered a coronavirus vaccine. (AP)There are several vaccines made in China that have been developed in recent months, although phase three trial data has not been published on any of them.One of the most likely candidates is one developed by the Sinophram Group, which has already been delivered to nearly a million people.The hackers posed as recruiters on LinkedIn and WhatsApp to approach AstraZeneca staff with bogus job offers.The hackers then sent documents loaded with...

New clues reveal a mysterious monolith stolen from a wheelbarrow

New clues have emerged in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah which seemed to melt as mysteriously as it appeared in the red rock desert, although it is no longer the only place where a strange structure has been discovered.Ross Bernards, a photographer from Colorado, told KSTU-TV that he saw four men arrive at the remote Utah site Friday night and push the hollow stainless steel object.A metal monolith on the ground in a remote area of ​​red rock in Utah. / Rocks mark where a metal monolith once stood in the ground in a remote area of ​​red rock in Spanish Valley, Utah. (AP)“Right after it fell and thudded, one of them said, 'That's why you don't leave trash in the desert,'” Bernards said.The group broke the structure into pieces, loaded it onto a wheelbarrow and left...

French sailor rescued from a boat ‘bent in two’ while competing in the Vendée Globe.

French Sailor Kevin Escoffier has been rescued by his partner and compatriot Jean Le Cam in a race around the world after spending more than 11 hours on a life raft.Both competed in the Vendée Globe, 39,100 kilometers solo sailing race, when Mr. Escoffier had problems.The 40-year-old said he was forced to abandon his yacht after a wave "doubled the boat" off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, on Monday.French sailor Kevin Escoffier speaks after his rescue. (YouTube / VendeeGlobeTV)Escoffier said he was forced to abandon his yacht after a wave "doubled the boat" off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, on Monday. (Getty)"You see the images of the shipwrecks? It was like that, but worse," Escoffier said."In four seconds the ship plummeted, the bow bent 90 degrees."I put my head in th...

Child thrown from Tate Modern balcony starts walking, family say

The French boy, a tourist who was six years old at the time, was hospitalized with "catastrophic injuries" after teenager Jonty Bravery threw him from the 10th floor balcony in August 2019.Emergency crews attend a scene at the Tate Modern art gallery, following the arrest of a 17-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor observation deck. (AAP)The injured boy's family said he is in less pain, has been lowered his medication and is trying to sing, in an update for supporters."Our son's memory is greatly affected again. He no longer remembers what he did that day or what day it is," they said Monday in a statement posted on a fundraising page created to support the family.“Despite everything, he keeps pushing himself and moving forwa...

Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of voter fraud that would change the outcome of the elections

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said that US prosecutors and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they have received, but have not discovered any evidence that changes the outcome of the elections.United States Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of voter fraud to change the election result. (AP)"To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election," Barr told the AP.The comments are especially direct and come from Barr, who has been one of the president's most ardent allies. Before the election, there was repeatedly raised the notion that voter fraud by mail could be especially vulnerable to fraud during the coronavirus pandemic, as Americans feared going ...

Strong winds to the southeast after a night of wild storms for Sydney

Today, there is a heat advisory for much of Queensland with temperatures rising to the mid-40s in several regions.The heat wave will cause Ipswich to exceed 40 ° C, while Goondiwindi, along the border with New South Wales, will hit a scorching 46 ° C.Brisbane will be a warm 34 degrees with possible smoke haze.National weather forecast for Wednesday, December 2, 2020. (Nine news)The fire front is approaching the Kingfisher Bay complex, and residents and staff have been ordered to leave overnight.The terrain makes the task of containing the fire nearly impossible for the more than 30 fire crews that can only attack hell from the sky.The fire, believed to have been started by an illegal camp fire six weeks ago, has devastated nearly half of the island's habitat.Fires rage on Fraser Island,...