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Police are appealing for assistance to locate a woman missing from Wollongong. …

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Police are appealing for assistance to locate a woman missing from Wollongong.

Calisha Upokomaki, aged 24, was last seen leaving her home to head to a shopping centre in Wollongong about 12.30pm on Friday 24 July 2020.

Police were alerted when she failed to return to her Yallah home and couldn’t be contacted.

Concerns are held for her welfare due to medical conditions that require treatment.

Calisha is described as being of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 160cm to 170cm tall, with a large build and black hair.

Anyone who sees her, or believes they know her whereabouts, is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.




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A man will appear in court today charged over a fatal three-vehicle crash in Syd…

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A man will appear in court today charged over a fatal three-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south last month.

About 10am on Sunday 19 July 2020, emergency services were called to Moorebank Avenue, near Church Road, Moorebank, following reports two cars and a motorcycle had collided.

The motorcycle rider, a 34-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

The pillion passenger, a 41-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The driver of a silver Lexus, a 36-year-old man, and the driver of a red Mazda CX5, a 43-year-old man, were both uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, the 43-year-old Mazda driver was arrested at a unit on Hosking Crescent, Glenfield, about 7.40pm on Sunday 19 July 2020.

He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death- drive manner dangerous, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).

The Glenfield man was granted conditional bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Monday 10 August 2020).

Investigators are continuing to appeal to motorists who witnessed the crash or who may have dash cam vision to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.



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A titanium oxide nanowire-based air channel can trap and devastate microorganisms – Microbioz India

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Filter”paper” made out of nitric oxide nanowires is effective at trapping germs and ruining them with light. This discovery via an EPFL lab could be put to use in personal protective equipment, as well as in ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Included in attempts to curtail the Covid-19 pandemic, newspaper masks are increasingly being made compulsory. These include the environmental impact of disposable masks made from layers of non-woven polypropylene plastic microfibres. Moreover, they…

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NASA drops “insensitive” nicknames for cosmic objects – CBS News

The space agency will no longer use nicknames like “Eskimo Nebula” or “Siamese Twins Galaxy.”

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NASA is joining the ever-growing list of organizations and companies reexamining its naming system, removing names that are “insensitive” and “harmful” from its vocabulary. Aunt Jemima, The Chicks, Lady A, Mrs. Butterworth’s, the Washington Football Team — and now, celestial objects — are all undergoing a rebrand. 
“Eskimo Nebula” and “Siamese Twins Galaxy” are just two examples of nicknames that will be retired, the space agency announced this week. “Often seemingly innocuous nicknames can be …

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