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First Pfizer vaccine doses arrive in Australia

More than 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COZVID-19 vaccine have arrived at Sydney airport in a major milestone in Australia’s response to the pandemic. This is the first shipment of 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine the Government has secured as part of Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy. The doses have been securely […]

Sam Gannon, RIP, made an impressive Test debut against India

By Kersi Meher-Homji The passing away of Australia’s fast-medium bowler Sam Gannon this month aged 73 brought back memories of the fascinating tour of India under the ever popular Bishan Bedi to Australia in 1977-78. And what a series it was, one of the most topsy-turvy I have watched! Just have a look at the […]

Pink Sari Inc. launches new vital health programs for the South Asian community

Pink Sari Inc proudly launched two new projects namely ‘Beyond Pink’ and ‘Cervical Screening for Survival’ through a digital event on Friday January 29th, 2021 funded by the Cancer Institute NSW. Pink Sari Inc. President, Ms Shantha Viswanathan, said she wants people in her community to know how important it is to participate in screening programs. […]

The miracles of Kolkata and Adelaide Tests in the new millennium

By Kersi Meher-Homji Cricket lovers in India, Australia and all over the world are still talking about the magical Brisbane Test last week which an injury-ridden India won by 3 wickets in the final pulsating minutes. May I remind readers that India had recorded similar unexpected victories over Australia; at Kolkata and Adelaide in the […]

Meet Jaskirat and Anurag – the Super Sikhs of the Amazing Race Australia

By Neeru Saluja In their introductions, Anurag calls himself as the gentle giant while Jaskirat is the undercover nerd. But the team ‘Super Sikhs’ who are participating in the Amazing Race Australia are much more to this. These bright two adventurous young boys are here to place Sikhs on the world map. With a strong […]

Many challenges for Biden to heal a disunited America

By Vijay Badhwar In the end Mr Trump went quietly, unceremoniously, even disgracefully: impeached twice. His social trumpet snatched away from him, he holed himself in the White House for his last few days as the 45th one-term US president. Donald Trump did not attend the Inauguration Ceremony, the first time an outgoing president doing […]

Oh what a feeling, a magical Test triumph

By Kersi Meher-Homji I have witnessed many Test victories in my 60 years of match reporting, but the Brisbane see-sawing Test which ended yesterday when India won in the final over as the greatest. I am tempted to write, grammatically incorrect but emotionally accurate, “greatestest”! Call it magical, marvelous or magnificent, it was fantastic. I […]

Potential new biomarker for depression and bipolar disorder

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have developed the world’s first test to accurately predict mood disorders in people, based on the levels of a specific protein found in the brain. Links between low levels of mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (mBDNF) and depression are well known but, until now, it hasn’t been possible to distinguish […]

‘Vaccine confusion: Here are the facts.’

Professor John Shine, world-renowned biochemist and President of the Australian Academy of Science, clears some of the confusion to do with Covid-19 vaccine: On the goal of the vaccines: “With these first-generation vaccines, the whole attempt was to provide reduction in the seriousness of the disease, to keep the hospital systems from being overloaded, to […]

Overseas-trained teachers offered track to accreditation

“It is harder to become a teacher than a doctor if you have overseas qualifications” Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) has developed and initiated programs for some 2,000 professionals with overseas qualifications to help them become accredited in Australian schools. Sixty have already begun Master of Teaching programs that will see them work […]

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