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Region’s Easter sports calendar a sorry sight

The COVID-19 crisis has caused the cancellations of four major events set for the Great Southern on the Easter weekend. The Albany Harbour Swim on Saturday and Sunday’s Southern Ocean Classic Mile in Denmark have been cancelled. The harbour swim, which starts at Princess Royal Sailing Club and finishes at …

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Nurses on prize shortlist | The West Australian

A pair of outstanding Great Southern nurses have been named as finalists in the 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. WA Country Health Service’s Lindsay McCall was named a finalist in the Graduate of the Year category and Larissa McInerney secured a spot for the Excellence in Midwifery award. …

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A Mexican Novel Conjures a Violent World Tinged With Beauty

Melchor has an exceptional gift for ventriloquism, as does her translator, Sophie Hughes, who skillfully meets the challenge posed by a novel so rich in idiosyncratic voices. Rage, anxiety and a contempt laced with carnival humor are the keynotes, whether it’s Brando’s spite for his mother’s church — where women …

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Pokémon, Stay – The New York Times

I am a little figure on a big green map. I’m wearing an orange jacket and a luchador-style wrestling mask with pointy ears, the outfit of my avatar in Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality smartphone game in which you catch, collect and evolve tiny monsters for points and prestige. All around …

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4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid

When I spoke to her for last week’s newsletter about long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children, Rahil Briggs, Psy.D., mentioned the metaphor of the dandelion and the orchid. It’s a theory developed by Dr. Thomas Boyce, M.D., a pediatrician and researcher, and it posits that the vast majority …

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They All Retired Before They Hit 40. Then This Happened.

That unfortunate circumstance is where Mr. Richard finds himself. Not only did he retire less than a year ago, but he also practices “lean FIRE” — generally defined as a net worth of between $500,000 and $1 million (as opposed to the $1 million and greater many accumulate before “firing”). …

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No Live Sports on TV? Consumers Want a Refund

Joyce Sanz recently called Comcast hoping to reduce the $164 each month her family pays for cable television and internet. An after-school program manager at an elementary school in Miami, Sanz wanted to trim expenses in case the economic fallout related to the coronavirus pandemic lasts months. Sanz said she …

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Delicious Vinyl – The New York Times

Not all reboots deserve to exist. Lots of them aren’t even things we want. But the new “High Fidelity” on Hulu is the reboot we didn’t know we needed. Wesley Morris is the critic at large for The New York Times and a staff writer for The New York Times …

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Opinion | How Coronavirus Is Transforming Funerals

For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s proof enough that funeral streams are a legitimate gathering place for mourners. In mid-March, a C.D.C. epidemiologist said the agency would “encourage” people to shift their funeral rituals to live-streaming so that the grieving process could continue under safe conditions. All …

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