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Thursday December 9th, 2021 morning edition

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The Government will ban young people from ever being able to purchase tobacco in their lives under world-leading plans to make New Zealand smokefree.

“People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.”.

Legislators will also “think very carefully” about how the laws will be enforced to stop an illicit tobacco market forming.

New Zealand Medical Association chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said ​the policy would be a “defining moment” for respiratory health.

“It is important that a focus on these efforts should be in neighbourhoods where Māori and Pacific people live.

Experience with the Covid-19 vaccination rollout has reminded us of the importance and impact of community-led events,” he said. »

Los Angeles school board fires 500 unvaccinated employees

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2021, file photo, anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the garage doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against COVID-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required. »

News, Updates, Developer Blogs

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We have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Legacy of the Sith to February 15, 2022.

Like many of you reading this, I personally cannot wait for the launch of our next expansion.

I've greatly enjoyed my time exploring the depths of Manaan, testing out new story and ability combinations with Combat Styles, and more during internal playtests. »

Fox News Christmas tree set on fire in Midtown Manhattan; suspect identified

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EMBED >More News Videos Video from the Citizen app shows the Christmas Tree in front of Fox News headquarters going up in flames.

"The holiday display is set up in what News Corporation calls Fox Square outside its headquarters, which houses Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.The tree is prominently featured on Fox News Channel, which hosted a tree lighting ceremony Sunday night The company says the 50-foot high tree has 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights.

Fox is vowing to rebuild the tree.----------. »

Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual pageant.

Botox injections, face lifts and other cosmetic alterations to make the camels more attractive are strictly prohibited.

Jurors decide the winner based on the shape of the camels’ heads, necks, humps, dress and postures. »