10 aircraft were deployed to fight the Melbourne
Wildfires destroyed 40% of the Australian Fraser Island
10 aircraft were deployed to fight the fire, some of which were tasked with protecting culturally significant aboriginal areas.
The planes dropped about 250,000 liters of water on Saturday alone.
Fraser Island, known for its large dingo population, has been declared a World Heritage Site for its rainforests, freshwater dune lakes and a complex system of sand dunes that are still developing.
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Local Chef becomes Runner up in the Worlds first Online Video Competition.
When it comes to dedication nothing can keep this Chef down. From rising to be the Maine Chapter President of an international chef association, Brooke Grondin is a local chef from Buxton, Maine USA and her rise to international note has been inspiring.
Brooke just recently was awarded 2nd place in the International Chefs Bench Competition for 2020 by the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC), narrowly missing out on the top spot by less than 4 votes.
But what makes this Chef’s story different from many others. Well the journey for starters. When many would have given up, Brooke has fought through and made a name for herself, keeping her eye on the goal of becoming recognized for her skills and abilities.
Her journey of over 25 years has been a struggle, just like many others in the industry but Brooke has always had a deep down desire to succeed and has fought through the challenges of life. She worked hard to fight for what she was entitled to and proved all those who doubted in her that she was worth more that they thought.
WAMC Global President Gaven Ferguson came across Brooke early this year and from the moment he spoke with her he knew there was a passion there that WAMC wanted for the USA. "Her total drive and confidence was apparent, even though I felt like she was not aware of it, so I took a chance on here and offered to have her head up the Maine Chapter. I had not felt so strongly about a chapter president before and I was confident that her drive would help spur on her determination for success." He was right.
Brooke has since participated in numerous competitions and now is know throughout the entire association as a Global Chefs Bench Winner.
She is writing a book, started her own business and has begun to build the chapter. This is a story worth talking about.
WAMC is now working with Brooke to drive the growth of the association in the United States and with her help, know that WAMC can support and grow the industry there.
Two more closed facilities in Melbourne
Recently two other homes for elderly in the capital of Victoria have been closed after having found one infected person with coronavirus. Though he tested negative the second time, he is considered to be still ill. A nurse says they were disappointed by this, but forced to be closed. She adds that they have very strict hygienic precautions. The government of Victoria does not want to repeat the story of Newmarch House in Sydney. All the employees are self-isolated for two weeks.
Victoria's results in fight with coronavirus are not as good as other Australian states have. Today 7 new cases of infection have been found. They are mostly connected with trips abroad and Melbourne's hotspots. 11 people are staying in hospital with COVID-19.
Hazelwood Power Station is fined for 2 million dollars
Three years ago Hazelwood mine in Victoria caused large fire in the region of the town Morwell. It is known that fire happened because coal reserves burst into fire and set on fire everything around. The experts say that the mine did not estimate risks of inflamation adequately. They also neither removed plants form their territory nor watered them, so increased risks to maximum by it. The fire led to people's death and complete evacuation of the town, continuing for almost 45 days.
Recently the court of Melbourne has fined the company for such great pollution of the environment. The fine consisted of 2 million dollars. However, the residents of the valley considered it too small fine. So, 380 000 dollars were demanded.
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In the Pacific, people were saved thanks to the SOS inscription on the sand
In the Pacific Ocean, three people were saved from a desert island thanks to the SOS inscription on the island's coast.
The men took a 42-kilometer boat trip last week from Puluwat to the Pulap Atolls in Micronesia.
The men lost their course and ran out of fuel, so they docked on the tiny uninhabited island of Lykelot. When the men did not arrive at their destination, rescuers were sent to look for them. After three hours of searching, a US Air Force plane spotted an inscription in the sand.
“Below we saw an island, an SOS sign and a boat right next to it on the beach. From there we called the Australian Navy because they had two helicopters nearby that could land on the island,” the pilot said.
Later, the helicopter successfully landed on the beach, delivering food and water and picking up the men.
The WA Premier judged NSW decision
Yesterday the government of New South Wales announced they were going to open their borders with the beginning of summer. The Premier said that closed borders are an obstacle for developing economy during the pandemic of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister of Western Australia responded to such an announcement immediately, asking if NSW was not joking. He wondered how the state which caused Ruby Princess scandal could give advice how to fight pandemic. He also added that WA borders will be closed for some months more, and it is founded on people's health.
The Premier had already mentioned before that opening borders is probably the last thing to do while easing the restrictions down.
Anyway, the touristic sphere has suffered in every state so much. The consequences for economy can be catastrophic.
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UPDATE 1-Singapore studies effect of COVID on mother and foetus after baby born with antibodies - The Sun Daily
(Adds comment from disease expert, paras 11-12) By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Doctors are studying the impact of...
(Adds comment from disease expert, paras 11-12) By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Doctors are studying the impact of COVID-19 on unborn babies in Singapore, where an infant delivered by an infected mother earlier this month had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease. The ongoing study among the city-state's public hospitals adds to international efforts to better understand whether the infection or antibodies can be transferred during pregnancy, and if the latter offers an effective shield against the virus. A Singaporean woman, infected with the coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, told local newspaper the Straits Times that doctors said her infant son had antibodies against the virus but was born without the infection. "It is still unknown whether the presence of these antibodies in a newborn baby confers a degree of protection against COVID-19 infection, much less the duration of protection," said Tan Hak Koon, chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology division at KK Women's and Children's Hospital. KK is one of the hospitals involved in the study of infected pregnant women in Singapore, details of which surfaced after the case of the baby born with antibodies was made public. The National University Hospital, another hospital involved, said the study aims looks at the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women, their foetus and outcomes after delivery. The World Health Organisation says while some pregnant women have an increased risk of developing severe COVID-19, it is not yet known whether an infected pregnant woman can pass the virus to her foetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. Doctors in China reported the detection and decline over time of COVID-19 antibodies in babies born to women with the coronavirus disease, according to an article published in October in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. While there is evidence that transmission during pregnancy is rare, a small study in Italy suggested that it is possible, according to research published in the Nature journal in October. https://bit.ly/2Vu22vH Other studies have shown COVID-19 antibodies can be passed to a child via breastfeeding, while KK's Tan said there was evidence they could pass during pregnancy through the placenta to the baby. Paul Tambyah, one of city-state's leading disease experts, said it was encouraging that antibodies were present in the Singapore baby months after the mother's infection, adding to broader evidence that they offer some protection from the virus. "Worldwide there have been millions of people infected, including probably thousands of pregnant women, with very few reports of infections in very young babies. This suggests that there might be some protection from maternal antibodies and breast feeding," said Tambyah, President of the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. (Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie in Singapore; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
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