The Daily Populous

Friday January 14th, 2022 day edition

image for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke cancels Novak Djokovic's visa ahead of Australian Open

Key points: Novak Djokovic's visa was cancelled a second time on health and public interest grounds.

Novak Djokovic's visa was cancelled a second time on health and public interest grounds The Serbian star has been asked to attend an interview tomorrow with immigration officials.

The cancellation of Mr Djokovic's visa by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke late this afternoon is the subject of a directions hearing in the Federal Circuit and Family Court tonight.

Lawyers for Mr Djokovic flagged that they would be challenging the minister's reasons for cancelling the visa, including that allowing Mr Djokovic to stay would "excite anti-vax sentiment" in the Australian community.

Mr Djokovic's lawyer, Nick Wood, said the minister's reasons were "patently irrational" and did not consider that deporting Mr Djokovic could also stir up anti-vax sentiment.

Hours later he had his visa cancelled on the grounds that he did not meet the federal entry requirement of being double-vaccinated.

Mr Rizvi also said it was possible Mr Djokovic could apply for a bridging visa and the minister might grant that. »

It's Time For Democrats To Accept That Norms Are Dead

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Jordan is just one of the countless members of the GOP who will meet facts with absurdity without a second thought.

Because of statements like these, we know that political discourse has fully entered the theater of the absurd.

Where does this leave Democrats who are still concerned with the norms that used to dictate the government?. »

Microsoft has discontinued all Xbox One consoles

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The software giant originally discontinued the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch, then quietly stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S at the end of 2020, leaving retailers to sell out their remaining stock.

“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge.

Speaking just after the launch of the Xbox Series X / S in 2020, Xbox chief Phil Spencer told The Verge that the company had built more Xbox Series X consoles than Series S, but that ultimately the lower price point of the Series S would win out. »

Cancer mortality rates continue to decline amid 'major progress' in lung cancer early detection and treatment

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(CNN) Cancer mortality rates have been dropping for nearly two decades, aided by "major progress" in the early detection and treatment options for lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society's annual report on cancer statistics, published Wednesday.

In 2019, about one in four cancer deaths was among lung cancer patients, but lung cancer deaths are declining faster than overall trends.

Mortality rates for lung cancer dropped about 5% each year between 2015 and 2019, while overall cancer mortality dropped about 2% in that time. »