Day: September 19, 2022

Business

Hopes grow for win-win effect of inbound tourism in Japan, weak yen

Japanese policymakers expect that a further reopening of Japan’s borders to foreign visitors will breathe life into inbound tourism that had been hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions. The…

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Gadgets & technology

Sydney: Waverley Council investigates dog baiting

Dog owners in Sydney‘s east are being warned about potential dog baiting after one pet became ill and died in a suspected case. Waverley Council has launched an investigation after a dog fell sick and died following a walk with its owner at Bondi on September 15. The owner told council rangers they remembered seeing […]

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Health

4 things to know about the bivalent booster campaign rollout

“Winter is not that far away,” President Joe Biden said Tuesday in a statement. “The past two years, we have seen Covid-19 cases and deaths soar. It does not have to be that way this year. If you are 12 and older, go get your new Covid-19 shot this fall.” Who can get a shot? […]

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Overseas

Stolen French Bulldog puppy 'Hugo' found

Stolen French Bulldog puppy 'Hugo' found

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Gadgets & technology

WeWork’s Adam Neumann gets $350 million for housing startup

For Adam Neumann’s next venture after his rise and fall at WeWork, the venture capital powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz pledged a big financial commitment. The venture capital firm’s investment in Flow, a residential real estate company led by Neumann, is roughly $350 million, said a person familiar with the deal who asked not to be identified […]

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Life & style

Young Australians' mental health is bouncing back

Australians aged 18 to 24 are feeling more positive about their lives and their future.

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Sports

UCLA coach Chip Kelly offers opinion on sagging fan attednace

Build a schedule filled with brand names and they will come. That was Chip Kelly’s message Monday when the UCLA coach addressed the team’s sagging attendance at the Rose Bowl. Already this season, the Bruins have drawn the two smallest crowds since they began calling the venerable stadium home in 1982, including 29,344 on Saturday […]

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Business

Japanese, Australian firms collaborate on world’s tallest timber tower

Construction firms from Japan and Australia have started work on a 182-meter-high skyscraper in central Sydney in a collaboration to build what will be the world’s tallest hybrid-timber building using an eco-friendly wood product. Tokyo-based Obayashi Corp and Sydney-based Built Pty Ltd plan to complete construction on the 39-story “Atlassian Central” in 2026, to be […]

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Health

Covid-19 omicron shots available, but their effectiveness is unclear

The U.S. authorized the first major makeover of the Covid-19 vaccines this week in an effort to stem an expected tide of infections and hospitalizations this fall. But it’s unclear how much protection the new booster shots will provide. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared the shots […]

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Gadgets & technology

Pentagon Orders Review of Its Overseas Social Media Campaigns

The move comes after Twitter and Facebook shut down misleading accounts that they determined were sending messages to promote U.S. foreign policy.

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