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Universities ‘blindsided’ by gov’t seeking powers to cancel global agreements

Universities ‘blindsided’ by gov’t seeking powers to cancel global agreements

Australian universities recently claimed they were “blindsided” by the government’s new powers to cancel their global agreements. This is despite what the education sector saw like a year of productive talks to resolve any security concerns through the foreign interference taskforce. Vicki Thomson, the chief executive of the Group of Eight and a member of...

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Stress and burnout threaten benefits of Working From Home

Stress and burnout threaten benefits of Working From Home

A new study by digital transformation leaders, Adaptavist, highlights the threats of stress to long-term productivity and employee well-being posed by improvised solutions during the transition to remote work. Overall, 82 percent of people report they are equally (47%) if not more productive (35%) working from home, and company-wide communications have improved during the pandemic....

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81 percent of Aussie workers say no to ‘normal’

81 percent of Aussie workers say no to ‘normal’

More than eight in ten Australian workers are against a return to ‘normal’ working life, according to a new study released today by Skillsoft. Based on a survey of 681 workers or people looking for work across Australia, Skillsoft’s report examined employee expectations in a post-COVID workplace and found that 81 percent want at least...

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Ethnic Mongolians stage protests in Northern China

Ethnic Mongolians stage protests in Northern China

Ethnic Mongolians held protests in northern China this week condemning the country’s new policy to gradually replace their native language with Mandarin in several school subjects. The latest policy from Beijing will affect politics, history, and language and literature subjects taught in schools throughout China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the BBC reported. Many of the...

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Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn  welcomes birth of daughter Lyra

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn  welcomes birth of daughter Lyra

Popstar Ed Sheeran together with his wife Cherry Seaborn recently announced the birth of their first child. The couple announced on September 1 via Instagram naming their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. The singer said the couple was on “cloud nine” after their daughter’s arrival last week. Sheeran returned to Instagram for the first time...

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NATO: Russian jet violated airspace while intercepting US B-52 bomber

NATO: Russian jet violated airspace while intercepting US B-52 bomber

NATO’s Allied Air Command recently called out a Russian military jet’s attempt to intercept a US B-52 bomber flying near the Danish island of Bornholm as a violation of the NATO airspace by calling the case a “significant violation of international law.” “The Russian Su-27, flying from Kaliningrad, followed the B-52 well into Danish airspace...

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Global superstar Mariah Carey team up with Apple for “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special”

Global superstar Mariah Carey team up with Apple for “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special”

Apple announced on Monday an exclusive holiday event from multi-platinum and multi-Grammy award-winning artist Mariah Carey which will debut globally on Apple TV+ this holiday season. The new special called “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” is set to premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s iconic No. 1 holiday anthem “All I...

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Australian news journalist Cheng Lei detained in China

Australian news journalist Cheng Lei detained in China

An Australian journalist who works as a news anchor for a Chinese state-controlled TV broadcaster has been detained in China amid rising tensions between Canberra and Beijing. Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne said the Australian government was notified on August 14 that Cheng Lei, an anchor for a business show on the China Global Television...

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Expert says ‘single-digit’ Covid-19 cases in Victoria by the weekend

Expert says ‘single-digit’ Covid-19 cases in Victoria by the weekend

Victoria will record single-digit Coronavirus cases by next weekend, an Australian epidemiologist forecasted. The state of Victoria dropped to double digits last Monday when 116 new coronavirus cases announced but 17 of those were “reclassified largely due to duplication”, making the overall total increase 99, the Department of Health and Human Services said. Professor Adrian...