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Shane Warne Recommends Weighted Ball to Resolve Shining Dilemma Without Risking Health

Home News Australian cricket-ball manufacturer Kookaburra says it is developing a wax applicator to enhance the shine and aid swing but Warne offered an alternative. Reuters |May 5, 2020, 12:37 PM IST Australian spin great Shane Warne has suggested using weighted balls to help pace bowlers generate swing without risking health when cricket resumes after…

Coronavirus live updates: Jacinda Ardern joins Australia’s National Cabinet

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says not enough is known about COVID-19 to provide a 12-month strategy on relaxing restrictions.He provided an update about the coronavirus response after today's National Cabinet meeting.Earlier this afternoon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia needed to get 1 million people back to work in a COVID-19 safe workplace.Follow the…

Practically a million Australians out of work due to coronavirus, ABS data recommends

Almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs since social-distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 ramped up, new official ABS data suggests.Key points:The ABS says the number of jobs in Australia fell by 7.5 per cent between March 14 and April 18Jobs in accommodation and food services slumped by a third, while 27…

Blowflies enlisted by CSIRO scientists to assist track calicivirus in feral rabbits

Nobody likes a pesky blowfly but scientists say they could hold the key to managing the pest most damaging to Australian agriculture and the country's biodiversity.Key points:Calicivirus is effective in controlling pest rabbits but has been difficult to trackScientists relied on members of the public to find dead rabbits and send them in for testingThe…

Australian share market rises as Qantas shares rally, Wall Street rebounds on tech gains

The Australian share market has risen, with Qantas shares up strongly after the airline secured more funding to help it through the coronavirus crisis.Key points:The Australian share market has opened higher, led by the energy sectorQantas shares have rallied after it secured more funding, extended flight cancellations and staff stand downsOn Wall Street, S&P 500…

100 days of coronavirus in Australia: How an unexpected pandemic changed the world forever

31 DecemberAs the world prepares to welcome a new decade, China informs the World Health Organization of a cluster of mysterious pneumonia cases linked to a fish market in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.A day earlier, a doctor in Wuhan had raised the alarm of a viral outbreak that he said…

Doom Eternal’s Soundtrack Has Been A Trainwreck

A video game soundtrack release is normally a pretty straightforward thing, but Doom Eternal’s 59-track OST has found itself mired in controversy as the game’s composer and publisher Bethesda are at odds over the quality and composition of much of the score. The story begins last month, when the album was released (after some delays)…

Australia on verge of heading back to work

Australia and New Zealand will establish a trans-Tasman travel bubble when both countries are confident coronavirus won't be sent across borders. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined a meeting of Australia's federal and state leaders on Tuesday to discuss restarting travel. "When we feel comfortable and confident that we both won't receive cases from…