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The Weeknd wins big at American Music Awards

 - Music - Nov 24 SHARE ON:

The American music Awards happened last night and despite losing best artist of the year to Taylor Swift, Abel took home favourite soul R&B male artist, favourite soul/R&B album and favourite soul/R&B song.

Matching the theme of his last album After Hours, Weeknd spent the whole show with his face wrapped in bandages, appearing blooded and bruised to promote not only his music, but a message against drunk driving.

Despite taking home 3 big awards, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took home the top prize of ‘Artist of the Year’ for the third consecutive year.

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Some fans will return to the stadiums, Boris Johnson announces

 - International - Nov 23 SHARE ON:

The lives of football fans have changed dramatically ever since the world was hit by COVID-19, as they have been removed from stadiums to contain the spread of COVID-19, with very little exceptions.

However, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an ease in restrictions with certain sporting venues of particular tiers (1 and 2) allowing a limited amount of spectators inside.

The lowest amount between 4,000 fans and 50% capacity limits refers to tier 1 venues whereas tier 2 venues refer to 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors with no fans whatsoever being allowed in tier 3 venues.

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Airline CEO says that travellers can’t fly without COVID-19 vaccine

 - Travel - Nov 23 SHARE ON:

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has stated that travellers must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before they board their flights, once it is made available.

Joyce firmly believes that presentation of proof of a vaccination will be a requirement for airlines across the board and will be the first step in returning to normality for companies.

He went on to state that the company is considering changing its terms and conditions for passengers to have had a vaccination before boarding the airline.

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Local suicides increased amongst females during pandemic

 - Local - Nov 23 SHARE ON:

The pandemic’s effect on mental health is without question and recent studies and data continue to substantiate these claims. 

Police data reveals that there were 47 female suicide attempts between January and October which is 50% above the average between 2016 and 2019, a figure which is usually higher in men.

In the last 4 years, female suicides ranged from two to five each year, whereas in October, the figure was already up to 6.

An increase in calls to the Richmond Foundation’s 1770 helpline was also recorded.

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