Sydney news: Woman critical in high speed car crash in Merrylands West, COVID-19 warning for beachgoers

Hellen Wadman

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Two hospitalised after car crash

A woman is in a critical condition and a man is in a serious condition after two cars collided in what is believed to have been a “very high speed” crash in Sydney’s west overnight.

NSW Ambulance inspector Andrew McAlpine said emergency services found “a scene of carnage” when they arrived at the crash site in Merrylands

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The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend | National News

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The National Institutes of Health will coordinate a study in hospitalized patients comparing low and regular doses of the blood thinner heparin. The study will involve more than 100 sites around the world participating in a research effort with various governments, drug companies, universities and others to speed coronavirus therapies.

A second study in COVID-19 patients not sick enough to need hospitalization will test various strategies against placebo pills: baby

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Apple event: New gadgets to expect later today | Science & Tech News

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Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later

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Internet Giants Could Be Fined up to $12 Million Under Austrian Hate Speech Law | Technology News

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria plans to oblige large internet platforms like Facebook and Google to delete illegal content within days and impose fines of up to 10 million euros ($12 million) in case of non-compliance, the government said on Thursday.

Austria’s online hate speech law, now being drawn up, will target platforms with more than 100,000 users and annual revenues of more than 500,000 euros, Justice Minister Alma Zadic said.

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Ocean City’s Dolan Grisbaum to swim for Boston University | Atlantic City Sports News

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Ocean City High School swimmer Dolan Grisbaum was impressed by the coaches and the academics of Boston University in conversations and during a July visit.

Seeing the campus helped, too.

Grisbaum, a 17-year-old rising senior and Ocean City resident, has committed to attend the university and will swim for the Terriers’ NCAA Division I program.

“It’s certainly humbling and overwhelming, but it’s definitely exciting,” said Grisbaum, a first-team Press All-Star

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Technology – BBC News

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Robot fruit pickers could help solve the industry’s skilled recruitment crisis, says a Kent farm manager.

Giles Cannon, who manages Roughway Farm near Tonbridge, says his farm has been “overwhelmed” with job interest in recent weeks as hundreds of people seek to work as fruit pickers.

It comes several weeks after a national call was made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, urging students and furloughed workers to apply for

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Technology Articles, Technological News | Popular Science

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Devices, apps, robots, and everything else that makes technology essential to your modern life.

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Security

Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the

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