The standards of care in aged care homes are a human rights issue. The only way to ensure higher standards of care is for the government to go back to the drawing board and rewrite the Aged Care Act from scratch. This time, the government needs to work not only with providers, but also staff, residents and their families. We need legislation that ensures the highest possible standards of care in all aged care homes. … [Read more...] about The aged care crisis can be traced back to Howard’s Aged Care Act. We need a new act
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Gay Alcorn to edit the Age Guardian Australia’s Melbourne editor Gay Alcorn has been appointed as editor of The Age where she worked for 20 years. The three-time Walkley Award winner is the first woman to be appointed Age editor and is likely to be a popular choice with staff who recently told management they were worried about maintaining the “proud reputation and independence” of the paper. … [Read more...] about News Corp troops turn their fire on Catherine Andrews for daring to use Twitter
James Chessell, the group executive editor of the publications, told the Weekly Beast he just wanted people to exercise civility on social media and that commentators would still be able to comment. He said he doesn’t want reporters telling people who to vote for, or writers swearing at the prime minister. “The social media policy does not stop journalists having opinions and there is a specific reference to columnists providing ‘reasonable conveyed fact-based comment’ in the document.” … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t say anything stupid’: social media minefield for journalists at Nine newspapers
Now we come to those who ended their careers in varying levels of glory - all of them outperforming their 90%-stage values; Sunil Gavaskar and David Gower, just about. Everyone knows what a good ending Gavaskar had. His end period included two hundreds and two nineties. Aravinda de Silva, Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh and Kumar Sangakkara outperformed their 90%-stage values by around 110-120%. Readers might remember that in my article on ODI streaks, I talked about how Sangakkara ended his ODI career with four hundreds in five innings. In the Test arena, Sangakkara's last few Tests had a triple, two doubles and two hundreds. Some ending in both formats! … [Read more...] about Did Kapil Dev really end his career as poorly as people believe he did?
It comes two days after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government had reached vaccine deals with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, and also with the University of Queensland and Australian biotechnology company CSL. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccine trial put on hold reinforces safety “at forefront of everybody’s mind”: Australian medical officer
"These workers have put the communities' needs above their own health and wellbeing. Aside from COVID-19, the exposure to infectious diseases is not over even after ending their work, as dengue cases continue to plague homes. By engaging the help of the community at large, we hope to play a part in bringing more of these amazing stories of resilience to light and paying tribute to our essential workforce. This is a little gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices that they have and continue to make as we deal with this crisis," said Ms Melita Teo, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, AIA Singapore. … [Read more...] about AIA Singapore pays tribute to essential workers, providing them with free protection, AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plan, against infectious diseases including COVID-19 and dengue fever
The fiery future is upon us. Pervasive drought and record temperatures — July was the warmest month ever physically recorded on planet Earth — have turned forests from Fresno to Fairbanks into tinderboxes. In Alaska, more than 5 million acres burned — surpassing the 10-year average for the entire country. With months left in the fire season, the blazes of 2015 have already scorched more than 8 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center — a record pace, likely to top the 9.8 million acres that burned in 2006. “Some of these fires that are in these forested areas could burn until it snows,” said NIFC spokeswoman Jessica Gardetto. … [Read more...] about What Megablazes Tell Us About the Fiery Future of Climate Change
Saved by the Bell (4 seasons, 1989-1992)Hayley Mills (Miss Bliss), Max Battimo (Mikey Gonzalez), Heather Hopper (Nikki Coleman), T.K. Carter (Mylo Williams), Joan Ryan (Miss Tina Paladrino)Last seen: Before Saved by the Bell even began.What “happened”: If you ever catch a rerun of Saved by the Bell one Saturday morning, you might stumble on a show that seems wildly different from the one you know. Zack isn’t really the main character; there’s more focus on Miss Bliss, his put-upon teacher — except that Miss Bliss never appears in Saved by the Bell. While SBTB takes place in Bayside High School, California, the Miss Bliss season — which was actually created as a completely different show — takes place in John F. Kennedy Junior High in Indianapolis, Indiana.What happened: Welcome to Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the 1988, 13-episode Disney Channel show that preceded the series you know and love. When NBC picked up the rights to Miss Bliss, the show … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
After Shane Warne scripted a fairytale in the IPL’s inaugural edition, the title has not returned to Jaipur. Twelve years later, and more than 2,000km away from home, Rajasthan Royals is looking to another tactician from Australia to lead from the front. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 | Royals hope to rise again on Ashes heroes’ wings
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