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Perth Times: Perth wildfires spread out of control

On the afternoon of the 1st, a forest fire broke out in Wooroloo, Perth. The fire threatened the lives and properties of Ellenbrook residents.The fire spread westward under the hot and windy weather, and more than 250 firefighters struggled to put out the fire overnight.According to reports, as many as 20 houses have been destroyed and more properties are under threat.The fire and emergency services also warned that wildfires have been out of control and unpredictable, and weather conditions are changing rapidly.

Herald Sun: 75% of employees will return to Mexico City CBD

The Governor of Victoria announced that private companies and public sector workplaces can allow 75% of employees to resume work, effective February 2.According to the report, this means that thousands of employees will return to Melbourne CBD next Monday (February 8), but employers need to continue to keep records of all employees and visitors who stay on site for more than 2 minutes. Andrews said that the decision to bring more employees back to work will be welcomed by CBD companies, including restaurants, cafes and bars.

The Australian: Morrison's approval rating drops

The latest polls show that popular support for the Coalition Party dropped a bit to 42%, while the Labour Party maintained a 36% preferred voter turnout.The Coalition Party and the Labour Party have the same preference for the two parties.Prime Minister Morrison’s approval rate dropped by three points to 63%, and his dissatisfaction rate rose to 33% accordingly.In the most popular prime minister candidate, Morrison continued to lead, dropping Albanis with 57% to 29%.

SBS: Australia's construction of multiple hydrogen industrial centers will attract $700 billion in investment

National Energy Resources Australia (National Energy Resources Australia) is recently establishing hydrogen industry centers across the country to seize an emerging business opportunity brought about by the global clean fuel boom.It is reported that hydrogen is considered a growth industry because of its ability to store clean energy from renewable resources.In response, Federal Minister of Energy and Emission Reduction Angus Taylor stated that the potential of the industry "cannot be ignored" and Australia can attract 10 billion yuan of investment in the next 700 years.

Western Australian: Western Australia will raise the salary of quarantined hotel staff by 40%

Earlier, a security guard in Western Australia infected with the new crown virus was revealed to have served as an online car-hailing driver.In order to compensate for the prohibition of hotel security personnel from engaging in other work, the Western Australian Health Department proposed to increase the salary of hotel security personnel and cleaning staff by 40%.Tasmania and Victoria have banned quarantined hotel staff from engaging in second occupations.

ABC: Australia spends $3.02 million to increase the output of household COVID-XNUMX test kits

The U.S. Department of Defense has signed a contract worth 3.02 million Australian dollars with Brisbane biotechnology company Ellume to increase the production of its home COVID-95 test kits.It is said that Ellume's kit is the first home COVID-15 test kit approved by the US FDA. The company claims that the accuracy rate is about XNUMX%, and the results can be obtained within XNUMX minutes, and the results can be viewed on the smartphone APP.

Daily Mail: Woolworths Collection Announces Return

Woolworths announced on its official website that Discovery Garden will return on Wednesday, February 2.Shoppers can redeem a seedling for free with a purchase of 10 Australian dollars or more.Seedlings of herbal plants include basil, chamomile, chives, coriander, cress, dill, oregano, parsley, arugula, and thyme.Vegetable seedlings include beetroot, cabbage, carrots, kale, lettuce, onions, radishes, tomatoes and spinach.Flower seedlings include carnations, pansies and snapdragons.

News Network No. 7: Melbourne's heartwarming rescue trapped puppies finally rescued

On the evening of the 2nd, a dramatic rescue operation was staged in the Melbourne CBD. A white poodle was trapped under a tram.Police, firefighters, tram operators, and animal handlers all rushed to the scene and began rescue operations.The rescuers climbed under the tram for a while, attracting a large number of passersby to watch.The puppy was finally rescued, and when it was wrapped in a towel, passers-by cheered and applauded.

The Telegraph: Australian Medicare may charge additional fees

The government committee responsible for reforming Medicare recently recommended that in addition to allowing GPs to deduct medical fees from their Medicare accounts, they should also charge additional fees for "wound care consumables."Currently, most doctors provide these dressings for free.Margaret Faux, a lawyer and Medicare management expert, warned that this new charge is actually equivalent to "medical out-of-pocket expenses," but disguised as a dressing fee.

News Net 9: Car accident in Western Sydney, truck rushed into street shop

On the 2nd, a car accident occurred in Western Sydney. A truck rushed into a shop, and the glass on the window was smashed.According to reports, the police received a report that there was a car accident on Auburn Rd near Mary St and the police arrived at the scene at 5 am.It is reported that the driver involved left before the police arrived at the scene, and the crime scene has been determined.Fortunately, no casualties were caused by the accident, and the police are investigating the matter further.

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China Central News Agency: Many European countries do not recommend the use of Oxford vaccines for the elderly

The COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom has very different practices in Britain and Europe because of the lack of adequate participation of the elderly in clinical trials.It is reported that the United Kingdom has launched large-scale beatings of all ages.Although the European Union has stated that it can follow the British approach, Germany has announced that it does not recommend the use of the vaccine for people over 65 years of age; Italy recommends that people over the age of 55 be vaccinated with other brands; Poland has made it clear that the elderly should not be given the vaccine.

AFP: Bayer joins hands with CureVac to produce vaccines in 2022

The German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer announced on February 2 that it will produce a COVID-2 vaccine from 2022. The vaccine is being developed by the German CureVac pharmaceutical company. CureVac's mRNA vaccine has not yet been approved by regulatory agencies, but German Health Minister Jens Spahn said the vaccine "will be approved in the next few weeks." CureVac Pharmaceuticals started the third phase of clinical trials of vaccine candidates in mid-December last year, with more than 19 volunteers participating in Europe and Latin America.

Law Guang: Masks and telecommuting are a serious blow to the beauty industry

Wearing masks and telecommuting because of the epidemic has already dealt a heavy blow to the beauty industry, especially cosmetics monopoly businesses.The German perfume group Douglas, the owner of the North Bay chain brand, plans to close 62 North Bay retail stores in France and 12% of the raw material plantations.The group also plans to close 20% of European plantations, which will threaten a total of 2500 jobs, including "about 350" jobs in France.

Dongwang: Google is suspected of discriminating against Asians and women and spends $380 million in a settlement

The U.S. Department of Labor discovered four years ago that Google, a technology company, paid unfair compensation to Asian and female engineers in its offices in Mountain View, California, Seattle, Washington and other places, accusing the company of suspicion of discrimination.The authorities announced on February 4, 2021 that Google will spend US$2 million to settle the allegations, of which US$1 million will be paid to more than 380 current employees and former job applicants.

Kyodo News Agency: Japan Air Self-Defense Force unveils "Patriot 3" missile training

On February 2nd, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force opened the ground-to-air interceptor missile "Patriot 2" (PAC-3) maneuver training to the media at the Ground Self-Defense Force Kasugai Station in Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture.This is part of the training carried out in various places to build a rapid response mechanism to prevent North Korea from launching ballistic missiles.Captain Naoya Inoue third-class Kosuke (equivalent to a major of the Air Force) said: "I hope that by clearly demonstrating rapid response capabilities, the citizens can feel safe and secure."

Yonhap News Agency: XNUMX% of South Koreans think the epidemic prevention response is effective but "tiring"

韩国保健福祉部1月27日至28日在线面向1000名成年人进行了一项问卷调查,调查结果在2月2日发布。结果显示,有81.3%的受访者认为“保持社会距离措施对遏制COVID-19疫情第三波流行有效”。97%的受访者回答“实际取消聚会,避免不必要的外出,努力做到保持社交距离”。但与此同时,多数受访者不满禁止5人以上聚集措施适用家庭聚会。

Reuters: The Myanmar Democratic League urges the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders "as soon as possible"

Since the coup in Myanmar, power has been in the hands of Min Aung Lai, commander-in-chief of the National Defense Forces. In recent days, hundreds of thousands of Aung San Suu Kyi supporters have vented their anger at the coup on social media.The Executive Committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) issued a statement on Facebook on the 2nd, calling on the military to release leaders such as Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Min "as soon as possible."The statement also requested recognition of the results of the NLD's victory in the general election last year, and requested that the Congress meeting be held as planned this week.

United News: US police sprayed pepper spray on 9-year-old African-American girl

In Rochester, New York, the United States recently reported excessive law enforcement. The police were reported to the scene to deal with "family disputes". They suppressed, handcuffed and handcuffed a 9-year-old African-American girl, and even used pepper spray on her face. The film was exposed. Public outrage, the police officer involved has now been suspended.After the film was exposed, hundreds of "Black Lives Matter" (Black Lives Matter) demonstrators took to the streets. They surrounded the local police station on the evening of the 1st and overthrew the roadblock outside, asking the police to come forward and explain.

Phoenix News: Offenders in Sowon case receive 120 million won per month

South Korea's "Suwon case" criminal Zhao Doushun applied for a basic pension for people over 5 years old and paid basic living security wages with his wife five days after being released from prison.Starting from the end of January, the couple will receive a monthly welfare allowance of about 65 million won including basic pension, standard living allowance for two persons, and residence allowance.It is reported that when Zhao Doushun and his wife received the welfare bonus in January this year, they also retrospectively applied for part of the welfare bonus in December last year.

Nishinihon Shimbun: Japanese high school mock exam questions explode in discrimination

Recently, a mock test in Saga County, Japan, linked poverty with Islam to terrorists in an English test. The Saga County Board of Education and other units came forward and pointed out that the test questions were inappropriate.Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagi Tian Mitsuichi responded to the incident on the 2nd, saying: "There should be no discriminatory expressions, etc.," and required relevant units to take measures to prevent similar situations from recurring.It is reported that this test has been held in 24 high schools in the county and private, and a total of about 3000 people have taken the test during their senior year.

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Fa Guang: WHO officials call for experts to "freely visit" in Wuhan

The World Health Organization international expert team is working on the source of the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan. The media asked about the expert team’s on-site visit at the WHO press conference on February 2. The new US Secretary of State Brinken said that Beijing is allowing experts to enter the site where the virus was discovered. In this matter, the view was "far from failing".He also called on Beijing to allow experts to have free access during the mission.

East Grid: The focal depth of the M4.7 earthquake in Dingri County, Tibet is 10 kilometers

China Earthquake Networks officially determined on Tuesday (2nd) that a special magnitude 4.7 earthquake occurred in Dingri County, Xigaze City, Tibet, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers.In addition to the epicenter, there is the Mount Everest scenic spot in the city, with an average elevation of 5,000 meters.The county is rich in mineral resources and is a semi-agricultural and semi-pastoral county.Some local netizens left a message on the Internet saying that the epicenter was near the middle section of the Himalayas, hoping that no casualties were caused.

Headline news: Shanghai woman ordered takeaway to bad review and was threatened with revenge by takeaway

Recently, a woman in Shanghai claimed that she had ordered takeout to a bad review, and she was retaliated by the Ele.me delivery staff, verbally threatened, and detained for 10 days after calling the police. On the 2nd, Ms. Zhang said that she had moved because she was worried that the delivery staff would retaliate again after their release.Ms. Zhang said that after the incident was exposed, Ele.me’s customer service called three times, saying that she would compensate her with a red envelope of 200 yuan in cash, but Ms. Zhang refused.

Boiling Point News: Tolls charged for transporting 17 tons of apples for 40 kilograms of tarpaulin

On February 2, when a Mr. Wang from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province pulled 1 tons of apples past the toll gate in the Conghua District of Daguang Expressway, the toll was unavoidable because the cargo compartment had a tarp.Mr. Wang said that the tarpaulin is only 17 kilograms, which is the size of two baskets of apples. There are a total of 40 apples in the car.In this regard, the staff of Guangzhou Daguang Expressway said: Local documents stipulate that the goods cannot be packaged with fresh agricultural products, and the specific situation will be followed up.

Chongqing Morning Post: 700 million diamonds in Shanghai jewelry store were contracted by salesperson

2020年11月,上海市一家珠宝店被人用定制的高仿钻石调包了7颗价值700多万元的天然钻石。后警方侦查发现,自2020年1月起,该店铺的销售员贾某多次在网店定制购买高仿钻石。2月1日,公安局通报该案办理情况:被调包钻石中6颗钻石已追回,一颗1.5克拉钻石被以近10万元价格销赃。

 

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Central News Agency: Former Chief Guard of the President’s Private Cigarette Case Takes Over the Chief Military Post

In 2019, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan was exposed to smuggling cigarettes by special plane and customs clearance. Several officials later resigned or were demoted.Lieutenant General Zhang Jie, the former chief of guard of the Presidential Palace, recorded one big and two small mistakes after the incident, and was transferred to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense Counselor.According to Taiwan media reports, Zhang Jie has taken over as the training deputy chief of the staff headquarters a few days ago, and the personnel order has officially taken effect on Monday (February 2).

Radio Hong Kong: The government issued a mandatory inspection notice to the Hong Kong Airport, 7 employees must be inspected

The Hong Kong government announced on the 2nd that it will issue a mandatory COVID-19 virus test announcement for people working at the airport, including government personnel and service personnel at the airport.Relevant personnel are required to go to the exclusive testing center set up by the AA in the airport area or the community testing center and other designated locations for testing from the 4th to the 25th of this month. It is estimated that nearly 7 people will be subject to the mandatory inspection. The AA will Will cooperate and issue a notice to the airport community.

Apple Daily: 6 lawsuits and Li Zhiying will go to court on Friday

Next Media Li Zhiying has been repeatedly arrested and entangled in lawsuits in recent years. In addition to cases involving fraud and violations of the "Minato National Security Act", he also involved 4 other cases related to illegal assembly and was charged with a total of 6 crimes; the above cases have been convicted. Trials continued within this year, which means that Lei needs to go in and out of the court for trial; and he was also convicted of a criminal intimidation case involving journalists, but the trial period for the appeal hearing remained clear.

East Net: Zhao Shaokang applies to return to the KMT or pave the way for president

One of the founders of Taiwan’s New Party and a senior media person, Zhao Shaokang, confirmed on a radio program hosted by him on Monday (1st) that he was invited by the former Kaohsiung mayor, Han Yu, to apply to return to the KMT. He also accused Han of urging him to compete this year. The election of party chairman.But the KMT spokesperson said on the same day that Zhao is currently not eligible for election.

Sing Tao Daily: Hong Kong pan-civilian military division Zheng Yushuo moved to Australia

It is reported that Zheng Yushuo, the former convener of the Hong Kong pan-democratic organization Democracy Dynamics and the True Universal Suffrage Alliance, has left Hong Kong and moved to Australia.Zheng Yushuo participated in instigating the "Occupy Central" movement in 2014 and was regarded as the "military division" of the pan-people.After the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Zheng Yushuo left Hong Kong to live in Australia a month ago. He admitted on an online program earlier that he was in the local area and threatened to engage in "remote resistance", apparently not returning to Hong Kong for a period of time.

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