A Man Who Shipped Himself in a Crate Wants to Find the Men Who Helped

Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.

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Attica Summer Camp, Outside Melbourne, Is a Dreamy Distraction

The chef Ben Shewry’s countryside pop-up is a comforting escape for pandemic times.

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Australian Open Offered Unexpected Lessons About Pandemic Sports

The goal was to hold a major international sports event without putting public health at risk. Mission accomplished, but pulling it off presented major, unforeseen challenges and many sleepless nights.

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Keeping the Australian Open Safe from Coronavirus

An army of workers toiled to create a safe environment at the Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #melbourne-australia

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Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open Final Over Daniil Medvedev

The victory for the top-ranked Djokovic, in three sets over the fourth-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia, gave him his 18th career Grand Slam title.

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An American Made Week 2 at the Australian Open. He Avoided Djokovic and Nadal.

The next generation of American men are still searching for a big win on a Grand Slam stage against the best players.

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Trust Me, Sports Without Fans Is Not Sports

For five days the Australian Open had cozy stadiums half-filled with fervent fans, and sports once again felt normal. Then a snap lockdown quieted the stands.

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The Brain Within the Brain of a Rising Tennis Queen

Iga Swiatek of Poland came out of nowhere to win the French Open in October. A sports psychologist was with her all the way.

#anxiety-and-stress, #australian-open-tennis, #melbourne-australia, #poland, #swiatek-iga-2001

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For Melburnians, the Australian Open Tests Anxieties About the Virus

Australians have gone to great lengths to control the coronavirus. And some don’t want to throw that away for a tennis tournament.

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As the Tennis Party in Australia Begins, an Uncertain Year Awaits

Officials in Australia moved mountains to make the country’s annual professional tennis swing happen. That will be far more difficult after the tour leaves this isolated island nation.

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Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

Malka Leifer, who fled to Israel, faces 74 counts of sexual abuse related to her tenure as a principal at a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deportation, #extradition, #israel, #leifer-malka, #melbourne-australia, #principals-school, #sex-crimes

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Ahead of the Australian Open, 2 Wild Weeks of Practice

The organizers of the Australian Open promised local residents that the tournament would not set off a coronavirus outbreak. Making good on that promise is very complex.

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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Weird and Wonderful Taxidermy

Donald J. Trump is not the only one departing

#australia, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #melbourne-australia, #museums, #otters-animals

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Rash of Coronavirus Cases Poses Early Challenge for the Australian Open

With several positive tests among people arriving from abroad, and a strict quarantine, the Australian Open is not going the way organizers expected it would.

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With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

After three people on two charter flights tested positive for the coronavirus, 47 players will not be allowed to practice for two weeks.

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Australia Decides Not to Kill Joe the Pigeon

A racing pigeon named after the president-elect appeared to have traveled from Oregon to Melbourne, breaching quarantine rules.

#melbourne-australia, #oregon, #pigeons, #quarantines

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Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)?

A racing pigeon that appeared to have traveled from Oregon to a backyard in Melbourne faces death. But there’s a twist.

#melbourne-australia, #oregon, #pigeons, #quarantines

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Australian Open Is Postponed Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

With infections surging in other parts of the world, the first Grand Slam tennis event of 2021 has been delayed by three weeks, according to a schedule released by the men’s tour.

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A Police Swarm. Frantic Calls. Then 3,000 People Locked Inside.

On July 4, Australia’s second-largest city went into lockdown. But residents of nine public housing towers were singled out for even stricter treatment, leading many to suspect discrimination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #melbourne-australia, #public-and-subsidized-housing

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Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to ’90s Hits

Decades-old movies, songs and video games have surged in popularity over the pandemic. Psychologists say conjuring nostalgia during stressful times is a healthy coping mechanism.

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The Lockdown That Felt Like It Might Last Forever Has Finally Ended

Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, emerged from its 111-day hibernation with a mix of euphoria and caution.

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The Healing Power of Singing

I was facing some shadows in my life. Could singing with others help me reclaim my voice and calm my fast-beating heart?

#anxiety-and-stress, #melbourne-australia, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Doctor Asks: Is Covid Scaring Us Away From Our Humanity?

The biggest threat posed by the coronavirus may not be its virulence, but rather the way it slowly erodes what it means to be human.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kierkegaard-soren, #melbourne-australia

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Melbourne is a Case Study in Navigating a Second Wave of Coronavirus

Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, is becoming a case study in handling a second wave of infections. There are lots of unanswered questions.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #melbourne-australia, #quarantines

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The Pandemic Could End the Age of Midpriced Dining

When Melbourne restaurants reopened after lockdown, owners got creative, and dinner got far more expensive.

#australia, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #melbourne-australia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

“That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall,” said Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police. Officers were led to a house where they found people hiding in the backyard, garage and under beds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kentucky-fried-chicken, #melbourne-australia, #quarantines, #victoria-australia

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Australia Locks Down 300,000 in Melbourne Area After Coronavirus Surge

The authorities have locked down 300,000 people in areas around Melbourne heavily populated by immigrants, reinforcing the coronavirus’s outsized impact on disadvantaged communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #melbourne-australia, #quarantines

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #melbourne-australia, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morrison-scott-1968, #new-year, #wildfires

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Shutting Themselves Inside to Avoid Being a Burden to Others

When Australia had just a few coronavirus cases, Lee and Colin Lee decided to self-quarantine to keep resources available for younger people. “We’ve just got to share what’s there,” Mr. Lee said.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #melbourne-australia, #quarantines, #stockpiling

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