* 'I keep hearing messages that young people think this isn't going to affect them ... it can affect young people and it is currently affecting young people.' - NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. … [Read more...] about Australia’s COVID-19 death toll hits 40 after disease kills man in Western Australia
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There was a spike in the number of deaths over the weekend, with two deaths on Sunday following four fatalities of men aged 61, 76, 80 and 91 - three of who were passengers on the doomed Ruby Princess cruise ship - on Saturday, all of them in NSW … [Read more...] about We all want to get out of lockdown – but these people are making it last LONGER: Sydneysiders keep flocking to Cronulla and Manly despite warnings from police – so why aren’t they being fined?
In the church of San Francesco, in the Capella Maggiore, Piero has painted the Emperor Constantine dreaming. Constantine lies asleep, in a tent upon whose draperies shines the arresting light of revelation. Guards sit and stand around him, marking time. Watched over like a baby, defended from every angle, he is helpless before the strike that comes through the open portals of his sleeping brain. Looking at it, I wonder whether it is when we sleep that we are truly awake. I think of an elderly relative we have in England, who lives in an old people's home. We visited her just before we left. She is always asleep, as though she is studying something, locked in deep consultation with everything that is not apparent. We have to wake her up when we come and it is as though we are disturbing her in her work. She is 95. Awake she is vague, sketchy, deaf; she lacks the ability to tell us what occurs in her long absences. She cannot tell us whether she is transferring, or merely dissolving. Yet … [Read more...] about Immaculate conception
A total of 622 passengers on board the cruise liner, which docked in Sydney Harbour under the cover of darkness on March 19, have tested positive for COVID-19 - among them 342 NSW residents. … [Read more...] about Top cop says Australia’s ‘she’ll be right’ attitude must change as thousands continue to flock to beaches a day after four coronavirus deaths
Harrison Ford is once again due to reprise one of his most famous roles, but not for a bit longer. Originally set to launch in the summer of 2021, it has now been pushed back to July 2022. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: All the new release dates for films delayed due to COVID-19