Wednesday, December 1

Joe Biden calls on Andrew Cuomo to resign after damning report into sexual harassment claims

By 10:37 AM August 4, 2021 Joe Biden has said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should step down after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 current and former state government employees. Speaking at an event at the White House on Tuesday, President Biden told reporters Governor Cuomo should resign. "I'm sure there are some embraces that were totally innocent. But apparently the attorney general decided there were things that weren't," President Biden said. The comments come after a five month investigation into Governor Cuomo's conduct towards female staff. Two lawyers independent of Mr Cuomo's department spoke to 179 people, and found that his administration was a "hostile work environment" that was "rife with fear and intimidation"...

Calls for people to stay home during lockdown

Brisbane residents have been told to rethink the reasons to leave the home and not go to the shop to buy “sun lounges”. Photo Steve PohlnerQueensland’s deputy premier has told citizens plunged into a strict lockdown now was not the time to “get sun lounges” and browse in shops.Steven Miles on Wednesday said authorities were still seeing people leave their home to shop or browse for non-essential items.While there is an exemption to allow people to leave the home to buy essential goods, like groceries and medication, he reminded Brisbanites that did not mean they could leave for “discretionary items”.Read Next“It has to be essential and the onus is on the individual to have a reason to leave their home, not on retailers or businesses,” Mr Miles said. “Now is not the time to buy outdoor f...

General Frewen denies launching ‘savage broadside’ against NSW Premier

Ms Berejiklian in July publicly indicated she believed vaccines needed to be redirected to Sydney to help NSW fight the virus. Picture: Nikki Short / NCA NewsWireThe head of Australia’s Covid-19 task force has denied he “launched a savage broadside” against NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during national cabinet last Friday. Lieutenant General John Frewen allegedly spoke with such contempt towards Ms Berejiklian in the meeting that it “left other premiers and chief ministers stunned”, according to The Saturday Paper.“I would have stopped the meeting if he had spoken to me like that,” another state leader allegedly said.Read NextBut General Frewen was adamant that he had not spoken harshly to Ms Berejiklian, telling the ABC on Wednesday “that is not my style”.“We have firm discussions aro...

India sends four warships to the South China Sea for exercises with Australia, Japan and the US.

India is sending a task force of four warships to the south china sea on a two-month deployment that will include exercises with Quad's partners in the United States, Japan and Australia, the Indian Defense Ministry announced.The warships will depart India Earlier this month, the Defense Ministry statement said, without giving a specific departure date.The task force, which includes a guided-missile destroyer, a guided-missile frigate, an anti-submarine corvette and a guided-missile corvette, will participate in a series of exercises during the two-month deployment, including the Malabar 2021 naval exercises with Americans. and Japanese. and Australian forces.This photo taken on June 4, 2013 shows the Indian Navy destroyer D55 Ranvijay docking at the port of Tien Sa in the centra...

Cricket news; Australia lost a T20 to Bangladesh for the first time ever in Dhaka

Australia's captain Matthew Wade couldn’t get his team to a win in Bangladesh (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP)The threat seemed real to those frontline Australian whiteball stars who opted not to tour the West Indies and Bangladesh, that they could lose their T20 World Cup spots if their replacements performed too well to leave out. But the likes of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell have little to fear after the next-in-line players failed to step up again in a 28-run loss to Bangladesh in Dhaka.It was Australia’s first ever T20 loss to the home team, and only Mitch Marsh, who was the best performer for Australia in a 4-1 series loss to the West Indies last month, stood up as the tourists were spun out.Read NextSome would say it’s an ugly portent given the matches in Dhaka loom as the last ...

The alleged murder of Australian Shanae Brooke in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi shakes the expat community

The rocky paths of Mount Mtatsminda were already well known to Australian teacher Shanae Edwards when she set off for her last hike on Friday afternoon.Less than an hour later, the strong, kind, adventurous and loyal woman who had quickly become friends since arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi was crying out for help on a phone line, according to a document created by friends and co-workers. .The alleged murder of the 31-year-old, confirmed when police found his body the next day after a massive community-driven search effort, has rocked an expat community accustomed to safety in a city of 1.1 million people Georgia Tourism describes as " merrily chaotic. "Shanae Edwards was found dead on the slopes of Mount Mtatsminda in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Saturday, July 31. (Supplied)"I thi...

New York governor sexually harassed multiple women: investigation

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, shown here in New York on June 9, 2021, has denied sexually harassing multiple women including employeesNew York governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed "multiple women," the state's attorney general Letitia James said Tuesday as she announced the findings of an independent investigation into the powerful Democrat that prompted immediate calls for his resignation.The explosive report, which was swiftly made public, details allegations by 11 women that paint a "deeply disturbing yet clear" picture of a pattern of abusive behavior by the governor and his senior staff, James said -- allegations which Cuomo himself quickly denied.The five-month investigation "concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federa...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, report says

An investigation into the Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, found that he sexually harassed several employees and former employees of the state government, announced the state attorney general, Letitia James.The nearly five-month investigation, conducted by two outside attorneys who spoke to 179 people, found that the Cuomo administration was a "hostile work environment" and that it was "fraught with fear and intimidation."Individuals interviewed included whistleblowers, current and former members of the executive chamber, state troopers, additional state employees, and others who regularly interacted with the governor.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, July 26, 2021 (AP Photo / Richard Drew). (AP)"These in...

Round 21 fixtures confirmed, Graham Annesley defends the league continuing in Queensland

The Panthers played the Storm in front of an empty Suncorp Stadium. (Photo by Handout/NRL Photos via Getty Images )NRL’s head of football Graham Annesley has hit back at the league’s detractors, and claimed the league was perfectly positioned to continue while Queensland businesses are forced to remain closed.The Sunshine State was plunged into lockdown last Friday due to a recent outbreak of Covid, and attention immediately focused on the NRL and AFL who had fixtures scheduled across southeast Queensland.However, the NRL was able to complete its round 20 fixtures in front of empty stadiums, and will do so again for round 21.Read NextSpeaking at his weekly briefing, Annesley admitted it was unfortunate local businesses were struggling, but the league had plenty of strict measures in pla...