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Dozens of residents locked up under police guard in 'hunger games' Bondi apartment block that's already had eight positive cases across five families reveal the hellish conditions inside - as one writes note begging: 'Where is the vaccine?'

A mother-of-two who is locked inside a Sydney apartment complex after eight residents tested positive to Covid-19 says the children in the building are going 'crazy' - and she's not even allowed to take her garbage out. Dozens of people living in the 29 units on Botany Street, Bondi in Sydney's eastern suburbs were plunged into isolation on Saturday after people across five households returned positive test results amid the city's outbreak, which grew by 89 on Tuesday. One frustrated occupant who is now banned from leaving home for two weeks wrote a note on their window: 'Where is the vaccine?' Another resident penned a note that read: 'Send beer.' Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said on Monday that the source of the infection has been identified and those with the virus have been evacuated to a medical facility so they don't spread it - but residents say they haven't been told.  A local mum who lives in the high-rise with her husband, to

Tech company CEO is among four wealthy mates who snuck into Queensland from Covid-struck Sydney on a $20k/day superyacht to watch a test match - with the group fined a measly $4,000 each

A technology company CEO is one of four men fined after sneaking into Queensland from Covid-hit Sydney on a superyacht to watch a rugby test on the Gold Coast.  Jeromy Young, 44, and friends left Newport on Sydney's northern beaches on his 34.5 metre charter superyacht Dreamtime on July 6. Authorities said the party sailed north, crossed the border and docked the following day.  The men then allegedly declared on their border passes they hadn't been in a Covid hotspot before going straight to the Australian Wallabies rugby union Test match against France at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.   Several days later, Queensland Water Police and Maritime Safety officers tracked the group down. Jeromy Young, the CEO of tech company Atomos and owner of the superyacht, was fined $4,000 Four men have been fined after they sailed Sydney to Queensland on charter superyacht Dreamtime, pictured moored at Southport Marina  Mr Young runs the ASX-listed audio-visual business Atomos, which sells e

Gov. Abbott says 'hypocrite' Texas Democrat runaways WILL be arrested when they return to Austin on their $100K chartered private jets after fleeing to DC to stop GOP's voting bills and appeal to Biden ahead of his big speech

The governor of Texas has described state Democrats who fled to Washington DC to prevent a vote as 'quitters' who were 'un-Texan' in running from a fight, and said they will be arrested on their return. At least 58 Democrats left Austin to avoid the vote on election bills, touching down in Washington D.C. on Monday evening in two private jets - chartered at a cost of $100,000.  They have fled to prevent a vote on two bills which would add new identification requirements for mail voting; ban some early voting options; and create new criminal penalties for breaking election code, while empowering partisan poll watchers.  The measures would ban several election programs implemented last year to help people vote during the coronavirus pandemic, including drive-through voting and 24-hour and late-night voting.   Voting rights advocates noted that voters of color used these programs disproportionately.  Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the state, said they were facing

Australia humiliates billion-dollar Team USA in stunning upset in exhibition match despite starting as massive 8/1 underdogs

The Australian men's basketball side has sent notice it will be a strong medal contender at the upcoming Olympics by defeating the star-studded Team USA line-up in a massive boilover. The Boomers dominated the court in a stunning 91-83 upset in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on Monday night U.S. time, less than two weeks from the start of the Olympics in Tokyo. Australia went into the match as massive underdogs against a line-up full of NBA stars.  Patty Mills was the top scorer for the Boomers with 22 points, with strong contributions from Joe Ingles (17 points), Matisse Thybulle (12 points) and Chris Goulding (11 points).  Patty Mills high-fives Matisse Thybulle and Matthew Dellavedov while leading the Australian Boomers to a huge upset against Team USA The Boomers trailed by nine points at half-time before turning the game around in the third quarter to lead by five going into the fourth, courtesy of a three pointer from Goulding on the buzzer. Team USA fought back to lock the

Tucker Carlson hits out at Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Laura Ingraham calls him a 'windbag' and 'fossil' after the Democrat called Fox stars 'anti-vaxx quacks'

Fox News stars Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham hit back at Senator Dick Durbin on Monday after the Democrat from Illinois blasted the highly rated cable news hosts as ‘anti-vaxx quacks.’ Carlson responded to Durbin by accusing the senator of seeking to 'divide the country further along partisan lines' and 'tar anyone who wants more information about a specific drug as a lunatic who's against all vaccines.' Ingraham also responded to Durbin, calling him a ‘fossil’ and a ‘windbag.’ ‘We were right about the insanity of requiring COVID vaccinations of healthy young Americans, especially school-aged children,’ Ingraham said on her show on Monday. Carlson said that he was in favor of vaccines, though he added that the public was not getting 'basic questions answered' about the jab. Fox News stars Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham hit back at Senator Dick Durbin on Monday after the Democrat from Illinois blasted the highly rated cable news hosts as ‘anti-vaxx q

Joy Reid sparks outrage after comparing Texas GOP to the Taliban for 'putting bounties on women' with anti-abortion law

MSNBC host Joy Reid has compared Republicans in Texas to the Taliban for approving a new anti-abortion law that offers a $10,000 ‘bounty’ to private citizens who can sue anyone violating the ban. The left-leaning cable news anchor on Monday reacted on Twitter to a tweet by Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who slammed the new abortion law passed in Texas. 'So now Texas Republicans are putting bounties on pregnant women,' Reid tweeted on Monday. 'I almost hate to ask what this benighted party will think of next.' In the same tweet thread, Reid wrote: 'This is Talibanism. Are Texas conservatives going to be spying on women of childbearing age and turning them in for the bounties?' MSNBC host Joy Reid sparked outrage online on Monday after she compared Republicans in Texas to the Taliban. Reid was commenting on a new abortion law signed in May by Governor Greg Abbott The left-leaning cable news anchor on Monday reacted on Twitter to a tweet by Washington P