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Oz PM returns home as bushfires create ‘catastrophic’ conditions

Oz PM returns home as bushfires create ‘catastrophic’ conditions

World
Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, has arrived back in the country as bushfires continue to rage, creating "catastrophic" conditions. After apologising for being on holiday in Hawaii while large areas of New South Wales burned, he was due to visit the fire service's HQ on Sunday. As the blazes spread across almost 100,000 acres, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack admitted there "absolutely" needed to be more action on climate change. Image: Fire officials say the conditions are 'as bad as it gets' In a news conference, he said there was a "lot of hysteria around climate change", adding that it was not the "only factor that has caused these fires".Speaking in Wagga Wagga, he continued: "There's been dry lightning strikes...

Navajo Nation to create its own managed healthcare entity

Health
The Navajo Nation says it is seeking to become one of the first Native American tribes to create it's own managed healthcare entityByThe Associated PressDecember 18, 2019, 6:36 AM2 min readWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation is seeking become one of the first Native American tribes to create it's own managed healthcare entity, the tribe recently announced. The tribe said it plans to contract with Molina Healthcare to work toward a managed healthcare offering under New Mexico’s Centennial Care Medicaid program. Navajo Nation Counselor Daniel Tso, chair of the Health, Education and Human Services Committee, said the new entity “will be a one-of-a-kind medicaid program” designed to improve access and quality of healthcare on the largest Native American reservation. Navajos access care
Sky Studios Elstree development to create 2,000 jobs

Sky Studios Elstree development to create 2,000 jobs

Business
Sky, the parent firm of Sky News, has announced plans to develop a new 32-acre TV and film studio at Elstree in Hertfordshire, creating up to 2,000 jobs.The company said the proposed new development, beside the current Elstree Studios, represented a "significant new investment in the UK and European creative economy". Sky hoped the new facility, with 14 sound stages, would open in 2022 and attract an additional £3bn of production investment over the first five years of operation. Image: Sky's CEO says the new studios will support production of original content like Chernobyl. Pic: Sky Atlantic/ HBO "Once complete, the site will include production offices, a set construction workshop, a screening cinema and state-of-the-art post-produc
Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard: See will create more roles for blind actors

Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard: See will create more roles for blind actors

Entertainment
Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard have told Sky News they believe their new series See will pave the way for more roles for blind actors on screen.The drama is set hundreds of years in the future, after a deadly virus has decimated Earth and left those who survived without sight - until Baba Voss, played by Momoa, becomes the father of twins who can see. While Game Of Thrones and Aquaman star Momoa and mooted 2020 Oscar contender Woodard lead the cast, the ensemble also features several actors who are visually impaired. Image: Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard star in See. Pic: Apple TV+ Due for release on Friday as one of the flagship shows for the launch of Apple's new TV+ streaming service, the show has already opened up the conversation a...
The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

Technology
Gamers around the world are preparing for the Fortnite Champions Series, which starts on Saturday. It is the first competitive event since last month's inaugural World Cup in New York, which had a record-breaking $ 30m (£24m) prize purse. Many of the newly-made millionaire stars of the World Cup will be taking part in the multiplayer shooting and building game.One man who will be just as busy and nervous is Hugh Gilmour, even though he will not be touching a controller for the entire competition.The 19-year-old, whose online name is Destiny, is arguably the world's most successful Fortnite coach. He mentored the top three finishers in the solo competition in New York. T