Tag: Fruit

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020

Coronavirus Australia: Sydney Told ‘Brace Yourselves’ As Cluster Expected To Grow

Pool via Getty ImagesPremier Gladys Berejiklian will provide another update at 11am Friday. Sydney was told on Friday to expect considerably more COVID-19 cases as NSW Health scrambled to trace how an “international strain” of the virus entered the community, throwing…

/ December 17, 2020

So much for consensus: Morrison government’s industrial relations bill is a business wish list

“We are all in this together,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison solemnly intoned in April – and for a brief few months, in the face of the economic crisis wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s industrial relations protagonists agreed. Business groups,…

/ December 9, 2020

Exclusive: How a suspected Chinese spy gained access to California politics

A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found…

/ December 8, 2020

New finding: boosting JobSeeker wouldn’t keep Australians away from paid work

Incentives, the Freakonomics author Steven Levitt once quipped, are the “cornerstone of modern life”. To this I would add: only if the incentive is big enough. In Australia at present there is considerable support for increasing the JobSeeker unemployment payment…

/ November 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Europe struggles lowering infection numbers | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBZrOhXLSEA top medical association in Switzerland says intensive care units are at their limits as the country battles a second wave of COVID-19 infections. The Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine (SSMI) warned the 876 ICU beds it certifies across…

/ November 19, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for world trade and allies like Australia

Back in March, Joe Biden lamented “the international system that the United States so carefully constructed is coming apart at the seams”. “As president,” he declared, “I will take immediate steps to renew US democracy and alliances, protect the United…

/ November 16, 2020