Plan to fix teacher shortages; Report pinpoints mortgage stress hot spots; Police investigate Gold Coast stabbing; NSW reports 10,515 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths; Warning about Chinese ‘stranglehold’ on world economy

China has shown it can unleash a “grip” on the global economy with its military exercises off Taiwan, Nine Network political editor Chris Uhlmann warned today. Today said the war games in recent days showed that Chinese military forces could quickly deploy a blockade of Taiwan, a key producer of technology products such as microchips. “China surrounded Taiwan this week and 90 percent of those chips are coming from there. “Imagine if China had a hold on this market and we can’t do this kind of thing quickly in other parts of the world.” Uhlmann was speaking after China’s ambassador…

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NASCAR World Reacts To Unfortunate Kurt Busch News

Kurt Busch is not yet ready to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. He posted an update on his health on Wednesday. Busch has been sidelined since July 23 due to concussion-like symptoms. Unfortunately for Busch, his recovery process is taking longer than he expected. “Recovery from brain injury does not always take a linear path,” Busch wrote. “I’ve felt good in my recovery, but this week I’ve struggled to get my heart rate and my body in a race simulation environment, and it’s clear I’m not ready to get back in the race car. “This was by far the…

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Social Services warns Conn. residents of SNAP benefits scam

Connecticut (WTNH) – The Department of Human Services warned Connecticut residents who receive SNAP and/or Cash EBT benefits to beware of scams. According to DSS, residents should be wary of scams at grocery and retail stores across the state that aim to obtain credit, debit or electronic benefit transfer (EBT) information from a card reader . Fraudsters will then create a fake card to steal money or benefits. In addition to card removals, DSS received reports of a phishing scam in which SNAP recipients receive fraudulent text messages about their DSS benefits. The text message directs them to a phone…

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Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Heavy rains lashing Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, dating back to ancient times, have collapsed 10 buildings in the Old City in recent days, the country’s Houthi rebels said Wednesday. At least 80 other buildings have been badly damaged by the rains and need urgent repairs, said the rebels, who have controlled Sanaa since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war more than eight years ago. The Old City of Sanaa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the area is believed to have been inhabited for over 2 millennia. Its architecture is unique, with foundations and first floors…

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SWAT situation ends in Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood

SWAT teams and emergency crews responded to the Pittsburgh Hill District. Emergency officials were called to the city’s Middle Hill neighborhood in the area of ​​Chauncey Drive and Bedford Avenue. Crews responded to the scene around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a man barricaded inside a home. Police said the man was taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries. Police said officers were serving a warrant when the man barricaded himself inside. No other information was immediately available. This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app…

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Trump scores more wins in GOP primaries in Connecticut to Minnesota

Former President Donald Trump again proved his endorsements are game-changers in the Republican primaries, scoring big wins in Connecticut and Wisconsin. Also in Tuesday’s primary, Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of “The Squad,” nearly lost her seat to a pro-police Democrat in Minnesota’s 5th District. In Connecticut, Leora Levy, who was supported by Mr. Trump beat polls and predictions a week ago by defeating his moderate Republican opponent, Themis Klarides, in the Republican Senate primary. With 99% of the votes counted on Wednesday, Ms. Levy received 51%. Ms. Klarides, a former state House minority leader who had the support of…

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College Football World Reacts To ‘Wrongful Termination’ News

PULLMAN, WA – NOVEMBER 23: Washington State Cougars fans cheer on their team during the game against the Washington Huskies at Martin Stadium during the 111th Apple Cup on November 23, 2018 in Pullman, Washington. Washington defeated Washington State 28-15. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has filed a claim against the university seeking $25 million for wrongful termination. Rolovich and four of his aides were fired last October after refusing to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The claim was filed with the Washington Office of Risk Management on April 27, according to…

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Biden vs. Trump? CT election takes shape with presidential figures at the heart of races

Connecticut Republicans on Wednesday embraced the recent conservatism that Leora Levy of Greenwich harnessed to win the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in a low-turnout primary election. They hope to build on Levy’s momentum in a fall campaign with a statewide and congressional ticket that ties U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. Ned Lamont with the Democratic president Joe Biden. But Democrats see Levy’s narrow 10-point victory over moderate Themis Klarides of Madison as a sign of weakness to be exploited this fall in a blue state where it has been 24 years since the last Republican…

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