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The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"


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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:16:11 +1000
Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in audacious London heist
The woman secretly swapped seven pebbles for $7.94 million worth of diamonds during the heist at a luxury jewellery store in London’s Mayfair district.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 02:50:50 +1000
Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine gets slightly weaker over time
The vaccine had a sky-high efficacy rate of about 96 per cent against symptomatic COVID-19 for the first two months, but then declined about 6 per cent every two months after that, a study showed.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:15:11 +1000
As it happened Tokyo Olympics: Racism storm erupts; Olyroos out after loss to Egypt
It’s been a glorious day for Australia, as Ariarne Titmus grabbed her second gold - among an incredible glut of six medals won on or in the water.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:15:00 +1000
Closing the Gap: Indigenous suicide and incarceration rates rising
The first analysis of Closing the Gap data has been released, a year after a historic agreement was reached to reduce the inequality faced by Indigenous people.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:10:00 +1000
National Gallery hands $3 million in looted art back to India
The National Gallery of Australia is set finally to purge its collection of artworks associated with disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:05:00 +1000
Fast losing patience with Berejiklian’s approach
The NSW government needs to do something more than just increase the length of the lockdown-lite we have in place at the moment.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:33 +1000
Target Time and Superquiz, Thursday, July 29
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today’s interactive superquiz and target.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, July 29
Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Hedy Damari. Forecasts for the day ahead in life, love and career.
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1000
In the Herald: July 29, 1981
Royal wedding – with class, Renaissance preening, and Pyrmont Bridge to close
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Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1000
From the Archives, 1980: Revenge of the jetlag
After a 26-hour flight from Los Angeles, the Force was decidedly not with Star Wars actors Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams as they faced the Sydney press.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:59:00 +1000
Reports of fire ant nests in Brisbane soar in recent years
Without the fire ant program, the pests would have spread to Mackay, Longreach and south to Goulburn in New South Wales.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:59:00 +1000
AI system can blow the whistle if people can’t keep their distance
A new AI system could help maintain social distancing in public spaces, but has already raised concerns from privacy advocates who say it goes too far.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:43:22 +1000
As it happened: Sydney’s lockdown extended until end of August as NSW records 177 new local COVID-19 cases; Victoria restrictions eased
Sydney’s lockdown is extended by another four weeks, Victoria’s restrictions have eased and Queensland police have taken action against a couple behind the state’s latest coronavirus scare.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:40:00 +1000
Cartoons of the week
The best Herald artworks of the week from across the board.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:38:07 +1000
The latest illustrations from artist Matt Davidson
A selection of his best work.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:24:25 +1000
The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding
Illustrations by the artist from The Age.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:21:34 +1000
The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Dyson
Some of his best work
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:19:55 +1000
Best of cartoons, July 29, 2021
The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:18:43 +1000
Olyroos’ Tokyo dream over after crashing out at hands of Egypt
The Olyroos’ group of dreams has ended with a cold jolt of reality after suffering a 2-0 loss to Egypt to end their Olympic campaign.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:08:17 +1000
Best of cartoons, July 28, 2021
The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.
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