Taking the plunge

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Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM

first_imgThe country already has “no jab, no play” rules that mean kids have to receive vaccines for diseases including polio and tetanus to enroll in kindergarten or school.But debate still rages about whether those rules impinge on personal freedoms, and hardline anti-vaxers flood online forums with conspiracy theories and misinformation about the risks.The coronavirus pandemic — which has killed more than 400 Australians — has coincided with a sharp uptick in online misinformation, speculation and opposition to vaccines — something experts have dubbed an “infodemic”. No effective vaccine for coronavirus has yet been released, although Morrison said he was optimistic one could be developed by early next year, with manufacturing taking just a few months more.”As soon as we get the recipe we’ll be making it,” he said. Anticipating a backlash from vocal anti-vaccine activists, Morrison said the stakes were too high to allow the disease to continue unchecked.”We’re talking about a pandemic that has destroyed the global economy and taken the lives of hundreds of thousands all around the world,” he said, while stressing the government has not yet made a decision.The Australian government estimates that up to 95 percent of the population would need to be immune to the virus for it to be eradicated.”We need the most extensive and comprehensive response to this to get Australia back to normal,” Morrison said, after announcing the vaccine would be free to all Australians. Australia should make any coronavirus vaccine compulsory for its 25 million citizens bar medical exemptions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, wading into a heated ethical debate.After reaching a deal for the country to manufacture a “promising” vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, Morrison said getting the jab should be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it”.”There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds, but that should be the only basis,” he told radio station 3AW in Melbourne.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Hamilton restaurateurs sell renovated Nundah house

first_imgThis house at 5 Flower St, Nundah is for sale now with offers over $990,000 invited.IN THREE years, Rachel and Cosimo Carvignese bought, lived in, rented and renovated 5 Flower St, Nundah. Now they are hoping to squeeze in a sale as well. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Place Ascot have listed the house for sale and it’s open for inspection this weekend.The driveway has been concreted and plantation shutters added throughout.“That has made a big difference to the appearance of the house,” Mrs Carvignese said.“We installed outdoor awnings in the garden room and enclosed it in Crimsafe.“So we did quite a bit even though we didn’t have to, we just wanted to bring it up to our standard.”The layout has living areas on the ground level and the five bedrooms on the first floor with a covered deck.A lift on the deck services both levels.“That was there when we bought it and it really opens the property up to people who don’t want to use the stairs.” The couple, who own Belvedere Bar and Grill in Hamilton, are currently living in Northgate but have loved the parkland and leafy streets around their Nundah property.“You don’t feel like you’re in a concrete jungle,” she said.“And there are lots of properties here that are old Queenslanders being raised and redeveloped.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBuilt in 2004, 5 Flower St, has been renovated to include ducted airconditioning and new ceiling fans.The bathrooms have been remodelled with new shower screens and vanities.Kitchen cupboards have new doors and there is a filtered water tap. A full renovation has opened the house.“We were going to stay there, but my husband does love buying property and renovating and moving on, but usually not in such a short space of time,” Mrs Carvignese said. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL<<<last_img read more

French move to ban prostitution by punishing clients

first_imgBBC News 7 Dec 2011France’s parliament has backed a proposal to fight prostitution by making payment for sex a crime punishable by fines and prison. The National Assembly approved by a show of hands a cross-party, non-binding resolution which is due to be followed by a bill. Six-month prison sentences and fines of 3,000 euros (£2,580; $4,000) are envisaged for clients of prostitutes. Some campaigners reject the bill, advocating prostitutes’ rights instead. Around 20,000 people are believed to be working as prostitutes in France. France has been committed to abolishing the practice in principle since 1960. The resolution said the country should seek “a society without prostitution” and that sex work “should in no case be designated as a professional activity”.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16047284last_img read more

John J. Wunderlich

first_imgJohn J. Wunderlich, 91, of Aurora, Indiana passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born Monday, May 5, 1924 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late Henry F. Wunderlich and the late Catherine Steigerwald Wunderlich.He served his Country during WWII as a member of the United States Navy.John was an Owner of H.F. Wunderlich Insurance Co., retiring after over 52 years of service.He was a life member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. John was baptized, confirmed and served on St. Mary’s Parish Council for 4 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, River View Cemetery Board, Charter member of the Lions Club and a member of the American Legion Keith Ross Post #239. John enjoyed fishing but loved time with his friends and family.Surviving are his children, David (Jana) Wunderlich of Aurora, IN; Susan (Gray) James of Houston, TX; sister, Mary Mattingly of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Ryan (Tammy) Wunderlich, Allison (Rob) Doll, Hannah and Patrick Wunderlich, Raina and Davis James; greatgrandchildren, Jacob and Gracie Wunderlich, Kate and Jack Doll.He was recently preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Joan and a brother, George Wunderlich.Friends are invited 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s School, Hillforest Historical Society or Aurora Life Squad.. If you are unable to attend services you may call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Something Good About Travel Teams

first_imgIn past blogs I have been somewhat hard on travel teams for young athletes.  Here is something that is very positive about these programs.  If your son or daughter enjoys the sport and is competitive in it, it obviously enhances their skills.  However, I think it does something even more important for a young athlete.With all that is going on in society today, it is fun to watch these young kids gain new friends through these traveling teams.  They certainly broaden their experiences through contact with different races and ethnic groups.  It is very refreshing to see a group of young men/women getting along.  Not all the arms and heads in the pictures are one color, one race, or one ethnic group.  To these young athletes they are just friends and teammates.last_img read more

Man Utd, PSG jump into Messi scramble; contact made with Dad

first_img Loading… read also:‘Why Inter have Messi ‘advantage’ over Man City’ Additionally, United have reportedly made contact with Messi’s representatives, including his father and agent Jorge, as have Serie A side Inter Milan. Manchester City are also in contact as Messi’s lawyers push for a release from his Barca contract. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have acted quickly to news of Lionel Messi demanding a transfer from Barcelona. According to Sport, Manchester United and PSG have already pushed to look to sign the 33-year-old. The report details that Messi would be keen to join former team-mate Neymar, as well as Kylian Mbappe, at the Ligue 1 champions, who lost in the Champions League final on Sunday to Bayern Munich. The arrival of Messi would form a sensational front three duo at the Parc des Princes, as they look to go a step further in Europe next season.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Eagles defender urges Iwobi to leave Everton

first_imgFormer Nigeria defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has advised Alex Iwobi to quit Everton. The ex-Arsenal attacker has fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti, and new signings will only make it more difficult for him to get a place in the team. Iwobi was not in the match-day squad for their 1-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League at the weekend, and Udeze thinks the Super Eagle should leave Goodison Park. read also: Rodriguez joins Iwobi, others at EvertonAdvertisement “I think Iwobi should look for another club especially with James Rodriguez signed it will be difficult for him to play,” Udeze said on Brila FM. “Imagine against Tottenham he did not make the bench and even the squad. So for me, he should start looking for another club. “It’s painful for me but as it is, I think the best thing is for him to go elsewhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Two practice dates planned before Sunset opener

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Sunset Speedway Park is a month away from opening night of its 2015 season.Before that first race there will be a couple chances for drivers and teams to shake down their cars at the “Banks Bullring.” Saturdays, April 4 and 11 are test and tune dates that will allow drivers to dial in their machines in preparation for the upcoming racing campaign.Each session will be from noon-5 p.m. There is no charge for grandstand admission. Pit passes are $25 and car and driver is $30.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are on the opening night card Saturday, April 18, along with street stocks, pure stocks, dwarf cars, and 4-Bee’s.last_img read more

Baggies sack Irvine

first_img “We place on record our gratitude for his efforts and hold nothing but good wishes for his future endeavours. This was a decision taken with regret but sadly driven by necessity.” It means the Baggies are now looking for their fourth manager in little more than 12 months. Irvine left his role on the Everton staff to take over from Pepe Mel at The Hawthorns, the Spaniard himself having only joined the club in January last year as successor to Steve Clarke. He admitted in the wake of the defeat to the Potters he did not have control over whether he kept his job after just four league wins in 19 games. Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, who was heavily linked with the Albion job when it was available in the summer, and former Stoke and Palace manager Tony Pulis are among the favourites to succeed Irvine. Meanwhile, the Baggies are not in advanced talks with Liverpool over the sale of striker Berahino. Reports claimed Liverpool were closing in on a £23.5million move for the England Under-21 international, but it is understood they are wide of the mark. The club said in an official statement that Irvine had been placed on garden leave and a ssistant head coach Rob Kelly, with Keith Downing, would take charge of the team for the New Year’s Day game at West Ham. Albion said they expected to be able to name Irvine’s successor by the weekend. Albion technical director Terry Burton said Irvine’s dismissal was “a decision taken with regret but sadly driven by necessity”. He said on the club’s official website: “We appointed Alan in the summer convinced that we had taken on one of the foremost coaches in the UK and nothing that has happened since then has altered our view. “The individual progress of our players such as Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino are testament to that. “But sadly that simply has not translated into results and they remain the ultimate currency of Alan’s position. “Securing a sixth season in the Premier League is the over-riding target and sometimes unpleasant decisions have to be taken to serve that imperative. “Alan has impressed everyone with his manner, dedication and diligence but he knows that results have simply not been good enough. The Baggies boss has paid the price for a run of seven defeats in nine Barclays Premier League games which has left the team in 16th place, a point above the bottom three. The last straw was Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Stoke, a third defeat in a row. Press Association West Brom have sacked head coach Alan Irvine after just half a season in charge. last_img read more