Why New Zealands kauri dieback disease might not be a new invader

A pathogen killing our iconic kauri has likely been quietly lurking in New Zealand for hundreds of years – a finding that’s led some scientists to ponder new questions about precisely how humans have influenced the rapid rise of dieback disease. Kauri dieback disease – caused by a fungus-like pathogen that can be spread on muddy boots and equipment – […]

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Electrifying the WRC in 2022 | PH Footnote

The World Rally Championship needs to move with the times. Here's how it plans to do it… By Dan Prosser / Sunday, July 25, 2021 / Loading comments The World Rally Championship is on the brink of its biggest overhaul since 1982 when the Group B regulations were introduced. That isn’t my judgement, but that of Malcolm Wilson, a man […]

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How retiree in Singapore saved over $1.6m in her CPF

A 67-year-old retiree holds a record of sorts that most of us would yearn for – she has more than $1.2 million in her Ordinary Account (OA) of the Central Provident Fund (CPF). If that’s not impressive enough, she has another $400,000 in her Retirement Account and over $50,000 in her MediSave account. Please subscribe or log in to continue […]

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Kim Jong-un ‘plotting mass execution’ of returned defectors who fled to China

Kim Jong-un is reportedly planning a mass execution of defectors who had fled to China but were then discovered and returned. So far China has already returned roughly 50 refugees, including North Korean soldiers and air force pilots, according to the US-backed news network Radio Free Asia. All of the escapees will face the death penalty in North Korea. It […]

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Sydney anti-lockdown protest: ‘Awful’ – police horse punched by protestor

It’s the photo that’s outraged the nation. The moment a horse, named Tobruk, was photographed allegedly being punched by a man wearing yellow in the midst of chaotic anti-lockdown protest scenes in Sydney’s CBD. The image went viral in minutes, with NSW Police sharing the photo to Facebook where it received more than 48k likes and almost 30k comments within […]

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Fairground ride collapses in major incident with multiple people injured

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! Multiple people have been injured following the collapse of a fairground ride in Northern Ireland, reports say. The incident is believed to have taken place at Carrickfergus Harbour, where 'Planet Fun' is running until mid-August. None of the injuries are thought to be serious at […]

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DU freshman Shai Buium goes to Detroit Red Wings with 36th pick

University of Denver incoming freshman defenseman Shai Buium was selected by the Detroit Red Wings four picks into the second round (36th overall) of the NHL draft on Saturday. Buium, 18, was ranked No. 20 by Central Scouting among North American skaters. The San Diego native was in Plymouth, Mich., on Saturday preparing for the U.S. World Junior Showcase. He […]

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