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Fresh outbreak in Xinjiang spreads to a second city as Hong Kong faces ‘out of control’ surge

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China has recorded a new wave of coronavirus cases as both Xinjiang and Hong Kong are grappled with COVID-19 fresh outbreaks. 

Xinjiang, home to most of China’s Uighur ethnic minority, reported a confirmed infection in the city of Kashgar after detecting a new virus crisis in its regional capital of Urumqi.

It comes as Hong Kong is bracing what its leader called an ‘out of control’ surge of cases after registering over 100 infections on Sunday, the highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began. 

The Uighur region in western China Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people, on Thursday. Pictured, a medic collects a swab from a resident in Urumqi on July 19

The Uighur region in western China Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people, on Thursday. Pictured, a medic collects a swab from a resident in Urumqi on July 19

The Uighur region in western China Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people, on Thursday. Pictured, a medic collects a swab from a resident in Urumqi on July 19

Hong Kong is bracing what its leader called an 'out of control' surge of cases after registering over 100 infections on Sunday, the highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began. Pedestrians are pictured walking across a main road in Hong Kong on July 20

Hong Kong is bracing what its leader called an 'out of control' surge of cases after registering over 100 infections on Sunday, the highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began. Pedestrians are pictured walking across a main road in Hong Kong on July 20

Hong Kong is bracing what its leader called an ‘out of control’ surge of cases after registering over 100 infections on Sunday, the highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began. Pedestrians are pictured walking across a main road in Hong Kong on July 20

The file picture taken on June 21 shows a group of Uighur women working at a garment factory in a resettlement area in Yecheng county of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

The file picture taken on June 21 shows a group of Uighur women working at a garment factory in a resettlement area in Yecheng county of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

The file picture taken on June 21 shows a group of Uighur women working at a garment factory in a resettlement area in Yecheng county of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Xinjiang had mostly avoided the worst of the coronavirus pandemic which erupted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

The autonomous region had stopped registering new cases since February 18 after recording a total of 76 infections.

But Xinjiang’s capital city, Urumqi of 3.5million, reported on Thursday its first COVID-19 infection – a 24-year-old female retail worker – in five months. 

The officials recorded another five native cases the next day, prompting the government to impose ‘the strictest’ anti-virus measures.

Officials closed off local communities after shutting down the city’s only subway line and cancelling hundreds of flights in and out of its international airport.

On Saturday, Urumqi authorities declared that the city had entered ‘wartime mode’ and launched an emergency response plan as dozens of new infections continued to emerge, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Xinjiang officials today reported another sum of 17 new confirmed coronavirus cases, of which one was found in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, 1,474 kilometres (916 miles) away from Urumqi.

The western Chinese region Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people

The western Chinese region Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people

The western Chinese region Monday reported a confirmed infection in Kashgar of 4.8million after detecting a fresh virus crisis in its regional capital, Urumqi with 3.5million people

The file picture taken on June 17 shows workers making a type of traditional baked pancake at a poverty alleviation workshop in Keping County, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

The file picture taken on June 17 shows workers making a type of traditional baked pancake at a poverty alleviation workshop in Keping County, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

The file picture taken on June 17 shows workers making a type of traditional baked pancake at a poverty alleviation workshop in Keping County, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Kashgar’s new infection is said to have been brought into the city from Urumqi while the other 16 confirmed cases were found in the regional capital, according to the authorities. The picture taken on June 18 shows workers at a garment factory in Aketao county of Xinjiang

Kashgar’s new infection is said to have been brought into the city from Urumqi while the other 16 confirmed cases were found in the regional capital, according to the authorities. The picture taken on June 18 shows workers at a garment factory in Aketao county of Xinjiang

Kashgar’s new infection is said to have been brought into the city from Urumqi while the other 16 confirmed cases were found in the regional capital, according to the authorities. The picture taken on June 18 shows workers at a garment factory in Aketao county of Xinjiang

Kashgar’s new infection is said to have been brought into the city from Urumqi while the other 16 confirmed cases were found in the regional capital, according to the authorities.

A total of 50 asymptomatic patients have been reported in Xinjiang since the local outbreak that has infected at least 47 people.

Over 3,000 people are currently under quarantine in Urumqi for medical observation, said the officials.

It remains unclear if all the patients are linked to the same infection cluster as the government tries to unravel the source of the outbreak, according to the authorities.

As of Monday, Xinjiang has recorded a total of 123 COVID-19 patients and three deaths since January.

A total of 50 asymptomatic patients have been reported in Xinjiang since the local outbreak that has infected at least 47 people. Urumqi residents undergo nucleic acid testing on July 19

A total of 50 asymptomatic patients have been reported in Xinjiang since the local outbreak that has infected at least 47 people. Urumqi residents undergo nucleic acid testing on July 19

A total of 50 asymptomatic patients have been reported in Xinjiang since the local outbreak that has infected at least 47 people. Urumqi residents undergo nucleic acid testing on July 19

A medical worker is pictured taking swabs from a young girl at a community in Urumqi Sunday

A medical worker is pictured taking swabs from a young girl at a community in Urumqi Sunday

A medical worker is pictured taking swabs from a young girl at a community in Urumqi Sunday

The news comes as Hong Kong is facing what its city leader termed an ‘out of control’ surge of COVID-19 infections after seeing a record-high rise on Sunday.

The finance hub, one of the first places to be struck by the virus when it emerged from central China, had impressive success in tackling the disease, all but ending local transmissions by late June.

However, in the last two weeks, infections have spiked once more and doctors fear the new outbreak is now spreading undetected in the densely packed territory of 7.5 million people.

On Sunday chief executive Carrie Lam said more than 500 infections had been confirmed in the last fortnight alone, nearly a third since the outbreak began.

A total of 108 new infections were recorded by health authorities yesterday, a daily high for the finance hub.

On Sunday chief executive Carrie Lam (pictured on July 19) said more than 500 infections had been confirmed in the last fortnight alone, nearly a third since the outbreak began

On Sunday chief executive Carrie Lam (pictured on July 19) said more than 500 infections had been confirmed in the last fortnight alone, nearly a third since the outbreak began

On Sunday chief executive Carrie Lam (pictured on July 19) said more than 500 infections had been confirmed in the last fortnight alone, nearly a third since the outbreak began

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) contractors take part in a cleaning and disinfection of Pei Ho Street Market in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on July 17

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) contractors take part in a cleaning and disinfection of Pei Ho Street Market in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on July 17

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) contractors take part in a cleaning and disinfection of Pei Ho Street Market in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on July 17 

A total of 108 new infections were recorded by health authorities yesterday, a daily high for the finance hub. Taxi drivers are pictured at a makeshift testing station in Hong Kong on July 19

A total of 108 new infections were recorded by health authorities yesterday, a daily high for the finance hub. Taxi drivers are pictured at a makeshift testing station in Hong Kong on July 19

A total of 108 new infections were recorded by health authorities yesterday, a daily high for the finance hub. Taxi drivers are pictured at a makeshift testing station in Hong Kong on July 19

‘I think the situation is really critical and there is no sign the situation is being brought under control,” Lam told reporters.

Lam announced new social distancing measures last week, shuttering many businesses including bars, gyms and nightclubs, and ordering everyone to wear masks on public transport.

On Sunday Lam announced even more regulations, including plans to make it compulsory to wear masks inside any public indoor venue – and a new order for non-essential civil servants to work for home.

As hospital wards fill, officials are also scrambling to build a further 2,000 isolation rooms on barren land near the city’s Disneyland resort to monitor and treat those who test positive, she added.

The Chinese-ruled city today recorded another sum of 73 cases, of which 66 were native, bringing the total to 1,959. Twelve people have died from the disease, said Hong Kong government.

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Students at one of Sydney’s most elite private schools encouraged their peers to spit on a homeless man, get arrested and take two laxatives while eating spicy curry as part of an elaborate ‘muck-up day’ scavenger hunt.

Shore School, on the city’s lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the ‘Triwizard Shorenament’ – a reference to Harry Potter. 

The ‘official rule and challenge book’ – created by students in a PDF document – revealed they planned to meet between 5pm and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of ‘treacherous’ challenges.

The school leavers would then be split into teams of five or six before carrying out a series of tasks to compete for points.

The rule book states all participants from the $33,000-a-year school are required to chip in $10 and the team who gathers the most points would be rewarded the total cash prize. 

Shore School, on the city's lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the 'Triwizard Shorenament' (pictured)

Shore School, on the city's lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the 'Triwizard Shorenament' (pictured)

Shore School, on the city’s lower north shore, has threatened to expel any Year 12 students who take part in the ‘Triwizard Shorenament’ (pictured)

The school is among the top ranked in New South Wales and regularly features impressive Year 12 results

The school is among the top ranked in New South Wales and regularly features impressive Year 12 results

The school is among the top ranked in New South Wales and regularly features impressive Year 12 results

BETA DIFFICULTY (5-10 POINTS)

5 POINTS: One team member makes it from one side of the carriage (touching wall) to the other without touching the ground in a train (video)

5 POINTS: Eyebrow slit (5 points per person)

5 POINTS: Group photo in only undies outside Queenwood sign (+35 naked)

5 POINTS: Group photo at SHORE, beers in hand (+35 naked)

5 POINTS: Tackie on Queenwood sign

5 POINTS: Human pyramid at Balmoral Rotunda

5 POINTS: Silly salmon into a bush

5 POINTS: Group photo outside Loretto in undies (+35 naked)

5 POINTS: Whole team photo with a security guard

5 POINTS: Go to a retailer in the city and scoll a beer inside

5 POINTS: Group photo naked in front of Luna Park

5 POINTS: Group photo with cop 

10 POINTS: Scream the game of ‘Penis’ on public transport as loud as possible (must turn heads) (Video)

10 POINTS: Buy an item from a sex shop

10 POINTS: Get with an Asian chick

10 POINTS: Steal a street name/sign (+50 if you bring it to the finish line)

10 POINTS: Re-create the Avengers intro by jumping into Balmoral from the wharf and play it in backwards so it looks like your flying up

10 POINTS: Play porn out loud on public transport (pretend you have your headphones in and you don’t notice) (video)

10 POINTS: Whole team scoll a schooner each at the MOHO (video)

10 POINTS: Hookup with a random girl

10 POINTS: Get 1K+ views on a TikTok made on the night of doing one of the challenges

10 POINTS: Drop a cap

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Before starting the challenges, the groups would be required to finish a case of 30 beers in 15 minutes. 

The competitors would then be given seven hours of ‘hunting’ from 6pm to 1am. 

‘If anyone gets caught by a teacher/cops they will say that they were just having fun between the 5/6 of them and won’t mention the tournament,’ the instructions state.  

‘What happens on the night stays within the night. No evidence is to be shared outside of the Year 12 2020 Shore community.’

Instructions written into the rule book advise students they must document their completed tasks on an Instagram account created specifically for their team. 

The scavenger hunt is limited to Sydney’s CBD and the city’s lower north shore.

The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman.

Students are encouraged to bring Vaseline, a towel, ‘lots of alcohol’, a spare set of clothing, a ‘solid’ amount of money, a topped up Opal card and a portable speaker.

The scavenger hunt limits Year 12 students from competing in the tournament outside Sydney's CBD and the city's lower north shore (pictured)

The scavenger hunt limits Year 12 students from competing in the tournament outside Sydney's CBD and the city's lower north shore (pictured)

The scavenger hunt limits Year 12 students from competing in the tournament outside Sydney’s CBD and the city’s lower north shore (pictured)

The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman

The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman

The exclusive bubble stretches from Belmore Park, out the front of Central Station, to the Spit Bridge and includes Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Mosman

APPRENTICE DIFFICULTY (20 POINTS) 

20 POINTS: Finish an entire family box in 10 mins (team effort) – FILM THE WHOLE THING ON TIME LAPSE

20 POINTS: S*** on public toilet seat

20 POINTS: Pop up to a chick’s Snapchat story with an audio message of you screaming and moaning (screen-record from start)

20 POINTS: Steal a school’s sign or flag

20 POINTS: Wax your armpit hair

20 POINTS: Peek-a-boo (eyes open hookup)

20 POINTS: Convince a Restaurant to let one member wash 3 dishes (video)

20 POINTS: Snort a line (video)

20 POINTS: Shoey a whole beer

20 POINTS: Sack whack a complete random walking past 

20 POINTS: Win $50+ on the slaps 

20 POINTS: Get a h***j**

20 POINTS: Rail a cap

20 POINTS: Get with a belowie

20 POINTS: Jump off balmoral wharf fully clothed (video)

20 POINTS: Jump off Rocky Point Island in Balmoral

20 POINTS: Get 10k+ views on a TikTok made the night of Scav

20 POINTS: Human bowling ball 

20 POINTS: Nang while ordering in Cremorne McDonalds

20 POINTS:  Nang while buying something at Mosman 7/11

20 POINTS: Scream and moan in Mosman cellars until you get kicked out

20 POINTS: Tackie off the Ormeggio at The Spit Bridge 

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The school's library features uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)

The school's library features uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)

The school’s library features uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (pictured)

TERRORIST EH DIFFICULTY (30 POINTS) 

30 POINTS: Get a Hug from a thug (face tattoo) (video)

30 POINTS: Vodka Shot out of a condom (half way full) (video)

30 POINTS: Get with a lesbian

30 POINTS: Kiss a bald man on the head and make a wish out loud whilst rubbing it (video)

30 POINTS: Do a 30 second mannequin challenge on the middle of a busy intersection with Black Beatles playing as loud as possible (+5 bonus points for every stranger participating) (video)

30 POINTS: Act gay and purchase JungleJuice at a sex store and have a whiff in front of the owner

30 POINTS: Purchase nangs then do it in front of the store owner ASAP (video)

30 POINTS: Get back with your ex 

30 POINTS: Order a stripper

30 POINTS: Do a naked shoey 

30 POINTS: Group photo in the kitchen of a chinese restaurant with head chef 

30 POINTS: double dunk cap

30 POINTS: Catch a bird with your hands (video)

30 POINTS: Have a beer with a teacher

30 POINTS: Nudie run down a whole street

30 POINTS: Smoke your mates pubes

30 POINTS: 6 cruisers in 6 minutes

30 POINTS: Eat a live small animal

30 POINTS: Threeway kiss

30 POINTS: Get a ‘feature’ on the pokies

30 POINTS: Get with a chick which is 3/10 or lower (photo of the chick + the dirty work)

30 POINTS: Recreate your favorite fight scene in Star Wars (Video)

30 POINTS: Perform a sex scene on the stairs of a church, with a person ‘finishing’ loudly (Video)

30 POINTS: Get a free beer, any means necessary

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There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty. 

The ‘Beta’ difficulty is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task.

Some include stealing a street sign, shaving an eyebrow, posing for a naked photo in front of Luna Park and ‘hooking up’ with a random girl.

In the ‘Apprentice’ difficulty, students can receive 20 points for pooing on a public toilet seat, waxing their armpits, snorting cocaine and winning $50 on the pokies. 

For 30 points in the ‘Terrorist Eh’ difficulty section, participants must take a vodka shot out of a condom, ‘get with a lesbian’, ‘order a stripper’ and ‘eat a live small animal’.

The list of challenges denigrates women, by urging students to ‘get with a chick which is 3/10 or lower (photo of the chick and the dirty work)’.

Shore students first made headlines recently after bragging about the school's facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gym (pictured)

Shore students first made headlines recently after bragging about the school's facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gym (pictured)

Shore students first made headlines recently after bragging about the school’s facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gym (pictured)

GRAND WIZARD DIFFICULTY (40 POINTS) 

40 POINTS: Glenn McGrath a soft serve at the cashier at Maccas (video)

40 POINTS: Give a stranger a 40 second lap dance/strip tease (video)

40 POINTS: Get a gay man’s number (photo)

40 POINTS: Go to a brothel

40 POINTS: Eat a fish whole

40 POINTS: Human pyramid in car park of Cremorne McDonald’s (stranger must be top)

40 POINTS: Photo with a street sign of your name (can only be done once)

40 POINTS: Dye your teammates hair a vibrant colour  

40 POINTS: Drink a whole bottle of olive oil 

40 POINTS: Jump into the harbour at Circular Quay/ Darling Harbour (video) 

40 POINTS: Turkey slap your mate

40 POINTS: Finish a jug in 1 minute at Moho (video)

40 POINTS: Lemon squeeze in eyes

40 POINTS: Duct tape or cling wrap a team mate to a pole (photo)

40 POINTS: Sex someone in a park

40 POINTS: 69

40 POINTS: Get with a mate’s sister

40 POINTS: Roll an eshay

40 POINTS: Bury yourself in the sand for a photo in Balmoral

40 POINTS: Shelve a cap

40 POINTS: Run it straight with a random and deck them

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The 'official rule and challenge book' - created by students in a PDF document - revealed they planned to meet between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of 'treacherous' challenges

The 'official rule and challenge book' - created by students in a PDF document - revealed they planned to meet between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of 'treacherous' challenges

The ‘official rule and challenge book’ – created by students in a PDF document – revealed they planned to meet between 5 and 6pm on Wednesday at Waverton Park for the series of ‘treacherous’ challenges

The ‘Grand Wizard’ difficulty would earn students 40 points per completed task.

Some include: ‘Go to a brothel’, ‘jump into the harbour at Circular Quay/Darling Harbour’, ‘turkey slap your mate’  and ‘run it straight with a random and deck them’.

The ‘Shoreman Mage’ difficulty (50 points) includes the ‘Boar Hunter’ task which is having sex with a woman who weighs more than 80 kilograms.   

The most extreme challenges are listed under ‘Elder Headmaster Status’ for 100 plus points per task.  

One challenge called the ‘Pakistan Sacrifice’ reads: ‘Eat two laxatives and a Phaal Curry (spicy curry) from Lavender Bay Curry. 

‘Warning: Will be s***ing all night and probably will want to die.’

Another challenge is the ‘trifecta spit’ which includes a ‘spit roast’, spitting on a homeless man and jumping off the Spit Bridge.

For 10,000 points, students can ‘get on a plane to Melbourne’.  

The end of the rule book reads: ‘Don’t share this document with anyone outside of Shore.

‘Disqualification will apply to those who do.’ 

Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson (pictured) condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group

Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson (pictured) condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group

Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson (pictured) condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group

SHOREMAN MAGE DIFFICULTY (50 POINTS)

50 POINTS: Pour your own beer at a pub (video)

50 POINTS: Swim in a fountain (must collect $2.20 from the bottom)

50 POINTS: Get with someone’s girlfriend

50 POINTS: Call and explain to your parents how you lost your virginity in detail or text

50 POINTS: Get with a maccas worker behind counter

50 POINTS: Direct traffic with traffic zones

50 POINTS: Have a threesome

50 POINTS: Shave your head bald

50 POINTS: Sex with someone not in our year (lowie or abovie)

50 POINTS: Break a bus stop shelter

50 POINTS: Get head in a pub (photo)

50 POINTS: Get into the captain’s room in a ferry

50 POINTS: ‘Boar Hunter:’ sex with a 80kg+ woman

50 POINTS: Push a random into the water at Balmoral wharf

50 POINTS: Jump into a random’s pool at Mosman (Plus 50+ if naked)

50 POINTS: Flip off Spit Bridge (video)

50 POINTS: Eat a lit dart

50 POINTS: Get a happy ending

50 POINTS: Drop and spill chocolate milk in a supermarket and then scream out clean up on aisle 3 (video)  

50 POINTS: Whole team 100m Undie run across Spit Bridge or Miller St (Monte to Shore) 

50 POINTS: Pierce your teammates ear

50 POINTS: Wet willy a cop 

50 POINTS: Put your nuts on your story

50 POINTS: Ask a stranger for a dart, then eat it

50 POINTS: Play Clash of Clans mid head

50 POINTS: Play Clash Royale while getting head

50 POINTS: Get with someone over 40

50 POINTS: Sex on Balmoral Beach

50 POINTS: Post on your personal Instagram a photo of you s***ing on the toilet (+10 for every team member who does after 1st person does)

50 POINTS: Get a skullet/mudflap

50 POINTS: Photo with Trump supporter (must be wearing a piece of Trump clothing)

50 POINTS: S*** in your hand and clap

50 POINTS: Stand on driving range while people hit balls

50 POINTS: Send a b**thole pic to a girl in our year (can’t be girlfriend)

50 POINTS: Get kicked out of a club/pub/RSL (video)

50 POINTS: P*** yourself while you order maccas/talking to random

50 POINTS: S*** in a golf hole

50 POINTS: Group photo at Opera House (f***ing waste of time but some naughty points)

 

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The end of the rule book reads: 'Don't share this document with anyone outside of Shore.' 'Disqualification will apply to those who do'

The end of the rule book reads: 'Don't share this document with anyone outside of Shore.' 'Disqualification will apply to those who do'

The end of the rule book reads: ‘Don’t share this document with anyone outside of Shore.’ ‘Disqualification will apply to those who do’

The Muck-Up Day manifesto was discovered by school administrators, who contacted NSW Police.   

Shore School Headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson condemned the muck-up day challenges and said the list was not reflective of the wider Year 12 group.

FAMOUS SHORE SCHOOL ALUMNI

John Gorton – Australia’s 19th prime minister

Frank Packer – media goliath and Packer family patriarch 

Dyson Heydon – High Court judge

Errol Flynn – Hollywood legend

John Newcombe – tennis superstar

Phil Waugh – Australian rugby great 

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‘Shore unequivocally condemns the activities detailed in the proposed scavenger hunt document that has circulated in recent days,’ he said in a statement.

‘The document appears to be the work of a small number of boys who are not representative of our wider Year 12 group.’

The headmaster said the activities are ‘unlawful, harmful and disrespectful of the public and have appalled our school community’. 

‘The activities do not reflect Shore’s values or what the school stands for,’ he said.

‘Shore has already communicated to parents in the strongest possible terms that boys are not to take part in the activities.’

Dr Petterson said any boy who participates in the scavenger hunt risks losing their place at Shore.  

A spokesperson for NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia they respect the age old tradition of muck-up day but will not tolerate any illegal behaviour.  

ELDER HEADMASTER STATUS (100 PLUS POINTS)

100 POINTS: Rip a cone on the Harbour Bridge

100 POINTS: Purchase every type of condom in Neutral Bay Priceline (waste of money)

100 POINTS: Cupcake a random (+100 if it’s a cop)

100 POINTS: F*** one of your team mate’s ex’s with them there

100 POINTS: Get on the roof of a bus

100 POINTS: F*** a chick which is 3/10 or lower (Must be a photo of the chick)

100 POINTS: Break into Taronga Zoo

100 POINTS: Put your d*** on your story (minimum 12 hours)

100 POINTS: Scoll 700ml bottle of vodka (video)

100 POINTS: Have a convo with an officer beaming

100 POINTS: Drink a cup of your mate’s tackie vom

100 POINTS: S*** on a car

100 POINTS: Public a**l

100 POINTS: Get with a dude

100 POINTS: Butt chug a 1.25L Fat Lamb (must finish whole bottle) (video)

100 POINTS: P*** on a train

100 POINTS: Get a COVID marshal vest and organise a pub

100 POINTS: Perform a Tacky Shoey (video)

100 POINTS: Rip a cone of someone’s pubes

100 POINTS: Nudie run Oxford Street 

100 POINTS: Boonk gang and steal a lobster (video)

100 POINTS: Bubbler (Todd Carney)

100 POINTS: C****p** someone

100 POINTS: S*** on Monte’s Holy Grass (video)

100 POINTS: Shove an egg up ur a** then s*** it out while making chicken noises

100 POINTS: Get a YTSB tattoo anywhere on your body (photo with evidence)

100 POINTS: Lose Virginity

100 POINTS: Catch a pigeon and proceed to rip it’s head off

100 POINTS: Get a tattoo of J-Macs masterpiece Shore emblem (as seen on front of the booklet) (photo with evidence) 

200 POINTS: S*** on a train

200 POINTS: Get with someone below 15

200 POINTS: Lose virginity to a hooker

200 POINTS: The ultimate combo (cone, scoll beer, line, nang, dart in a row)

200 POINTS: ‘Pakistan Sacrifice:’ Eat 2 laxatives and a phaal curry (spicy curry) from Lavender Bay Curry **WARNING: WILL BE S***ING ALL NIGHT AND PROBABLY WILL WANT TO DIE**

200 POINTS: Get arrested. Must go to the police station in cuffs.

200 POINTS:  *Too graphic to publish*

200 POINTS: Send nudes to a family member

200 POINTS: Trifecta Spit (spit roast, spit on homeless man and jump off spit bridge) – video for all

300 POINTS: Do the whole night on foot

300 POINTS: ‘Egg Boy:’ Shave your entire body (buzz cut hair, pubes, legs, arms etc.) Shaving eyebrows +100

10,000 POINTS: Get on a plane to Melbourne

 

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There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty. The 'Beta' difficulty (pictured) is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task

There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty. The 'Beta' difficulty (pictured) is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task

There are more than 150 challenges listed in the scavenger hunt rule book and the tasks range in difficulty. The ‘Beta’ difficulty (pictured) is deemed the easiest for competitors, with five to ten points up for grabs for each task

Established in 1889, Shore School features state-of-the art facilities and an incredible view over Sydney Harbour.

Shore is regularly ranked among the top schools in NSW for its Year 12 results and has produced a prime minister, a High Court Judge and several sporting champions.

‘We place a strong emphasis on character formation, challenging our students to be responsible citizens of integrity who seek to serve the wider community,’ the Shore School website states.

‘We believe the best evidence of success will be exhibited in the adult lives of those who have passed through the School.

‘We are proud of our many Old Boys who have served in all walks of life with great dedication.’

Former Students include Australia’s 19th prime minister John Gorton, High Court of Australia judge Dyson Heydon, tennis champion John Newcombe, media tycoon Frank Packer and Hollywood legend Errol Flynn.

Boys at $33k-a-year Sydney school mock ‘poor’ suburbs full of ‘druggos’ in TikTok atrocity – after boasting about their library’s harbour views  

Students at the elite Shore School have mocked battling western Sydney suburbs as being full of ‘druggos’ in a viral video – after they were caught planning vile Muck Up day antics and boasting about their exclusive facilities. 

The TikTok video shows students from the $33,000-a-year school on Sydney’s north shore being interviewed by popular account Fonzie Gomez, who asks the boys in their trademark boater hats and uniforms to to name the ‘worst’ suburbs in Sydney. 

All but one student names Blacktown or Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west as they prepare to board the train at North Sydney station.

Students at the $33,000-a-year Shore School have slammed other suburbs for being full of 'druggos' in a viral TikTok video (pictured), in the latest scandal to rock the elite college

Students at the $33,000-a-year Shore School have slammed other suburbs for being full of 'druggos' in a viral TikTok video (pictured), in the latest scandal to rock the elite college

Students at the $33,000-a-year Shore School have slammed other suburbs for being full of ‘druggos’ in a viral TikTok video (pictured), in the latest scandal to rock the elite college

The latest video comes after students were slammed for bragging about their lavish facilities, including a ‘$50 mill[ion] gym’ and library with Sydney Harbour views in an earlier TikTok clip that was part of a global viral trend of comparing school facilities. 

Then on Tuesday, a document circulating among Year 12 students detailing their plans for muck-up day was leaked to the public. 

The ‘pranks’ included spitting on homeless men, assaulting strangers, taking drugs and breaking into Taronga Zoo.  

In the now deleted TikTok interview, a group of four Shore School students were told to name the worst suburb in Sydney. 

‘Blacktown,’ the four boys answer in unison.

When asked to elaborate one said ‘because its Blacktown’, before another answered ‘druggos’.

Another pair of mates were asked the same question, with one replying: ‘The worst is Bankstown… too many ‘eshays’ who’ll roll you’.

An eshay refers to a Sydney subculture of young criminals who tend to wear bumbags and sneakers, and are usually considered to be from battler suburbs.

The exception among the group was one boy who said the worst suburb ‘is Mosman because all the rich kids live there’.

Founded in 1889, the school overlooks Sydney Harbour (pictured) and features a distinguished list of ex-students including a prime minister

Founded in 1889, the school overlooks Sydney Harbour (pictured) and features a distinguished list of ex-students including a prime minister

Founded in 1889, the school overlooks Sydney Harbour (pictured) and features a distinguished list of ex-students including a prime minister

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Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy even a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia.

The first recession in almost three decades as a result of coronavirus shutdowns has reduced the prices of houses and units.

Despite that, saving up for a 20 per cent deposit would still take a young couple five years and seven months in Sydney for a basic $585,000 apartment, the Domain First-Home Buyer Report has revealed.

Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia. Domain calculating it would take five years and seven months to secure a loan for a $585,000 unit in a suburb like Auburn in the city's west (pictured)

Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia. Domain calculating it would take five years and seven months to secure a loan for a $585,000 unit in a suburb like Auburn in the city's west (pictured)

Saving up for a mortgage deposit to buy a basic apartment a long way from the city can take more than five years in Australia. Domain calculating it would take five years and seven months to secure a loan for a $585,000 unit in a suburb like Auburn in the city’s west (pictured)

Help is at hand, however, with the federal government’s $500million First Home Loan Deposit Scheme enabling property newcomers to buy a home with a five per cent deposit.

How long it takes to save for a loan deposit

SYDNEY: Five years and seven months for a $585,000 unit; six years and six months for a $680,000 house

MELBOURNE: Four years and three months for a $424,500 unit; six years for a $600,000 house

BRISBANE: Three years and three months for a $328,000 unit; four years and six months for a $450,000 house

ADELAIDE: Three years for a $285,000 unit; three years and 11 months for a $375,000 house

PERTH: Two years and five months for a $257,000 unit; three years and five months for a $366,580 house

HOBART: Three years and six months for a $320,000 unit; four years and two months for a $380,000 house

DARWIN: One year and eight months for a $200,000 unit; three years and one month for a $362,000 house

CANBERRA: Three years and four months for a $370,000 unit; five years and five months for a $606,060 house

Source: Domain First-Home Buyer Report, September 2020 

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Taxpayers underwrite the rest of the 20 per cent deposit.

Domain senior research analyst Nicola Powell said the government program had made it much easier for first-home buyers.

‘Although the majority of capital cities saw the journey to home ownership become a little longer compared to the same time last year, in recent months weakening prices will eventually translate to improved affordability,’ she said.

‘Buying conditions have improved, first-home buyers appear to be taking advantage of retreating investor activity, reduced foreign buyer interest, the extension of the federal government’s first home loan deposit scheme and other state-based incentives.’

Under this scheme, saving up for a deposit in Sydney for a simple apartment is reduced to just one year and four months for a couple aged 25 to 34. 

Those seeking an apartment closer to the city have more choice at Parramatta, Auburn, Merrylands and Canterbury.

Sydney, one of the world’s most expensive property markets, is a particularly daunting place to buy a house, with median prices still a shade under $1million.

Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city.

With the government’s first-home deposit scheme, that is reduced to one year and sevens months.

Those after an affordable house have more options further away from the city at Mount Druitt, St Marys and Rouse Hill in city’s west.

In Melbourne, saving up for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit for a takes four years and three months for an entry-level $424,500 apartment.

Sydney, one of the world's most expensive property markets. Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city in a suburb like Mount Druitt (pictured)

Sydney, one of the world's most expensive property markets. Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city in a suburb like Mount Druitt (pictured)

Sydney, one of the world’s most expensive property markets. Little wonder that saving for a 20 per cent mortgage deposit takes six years and six months for a cheaper $680,000 home with a backyard a long way from the city in a suburb like Mount Druitt (pictured)

That is reduced to one year with the government’s first home deposit scheme.

Melbourne’s city centre and the Tullamarine and Broadmeadows areas in the north offer the most affordable units.

Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee. 

With the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, that is reduced to one year and six months. 

In Brisbane, saving for a 20 per cent deposit to buy a $328,000 apartment takes three years and three months.

Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee (pictured)

Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee (pictured)

Without government help, saving for a house deposit in Melbourne takes six years for a $600,000 house, with more options on the western side of Port Phillip Bay in suburbs like Werribee (pictured)

With help from the taxpayers, that is reduced to just nine months.

Buying a basic $425,000 house with a 20 per cent deposit takes four years and six months of saving but under the commonwealth scheme, that is reduced to just 13 months. 

In the first half of 2020, 8,912 home buyers across Australia were able to buy a property with a five per cent deposit under the government program. 

The federal government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation set aside another 10,000 places on July 1 for this financial year.

The scheme is available for singles earning up to $125,000 and couples on combined salaries of up to $200,000. 

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A man was allegedly caught on camera pushing a shopping trolley with his friend inside into the path of a group of cyclists travelling at almost 50km/hour.

CCTV footage captured at a Caltex service station in Dee Why, on Sydney’s northern beaches, shows several of the 40 riders tumble to the ground. 

Jack Maartensz, 26, faced Manly Local Court on Tuesday accused of deliberately mowing down the cyclists in the early hours of March 7 on Pittwater Road, Manly Daily reported. 

CCTV footage captured at a Caltex service station in Dee Why, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, shows a number of the 40 riders tumble to the ground

CCTV footage captured at a Caltex service station in Dee Why, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, shows a number of the 40 riders tumble to the ground

The footage captures the moments the riders cycle towards Maartensz

The footage captures the moments the riders cycle towards Maartensz

CCTV footage captured at a Caltex service station in Dee Why, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, shows a number of the 40 riders tumble to the ground 

He has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of intentionally or recklessly destroy or damage property. 

But the 26-year-old has denied his actions were deliberate and is fighting a charge of intentionally throw object at vehicle. 

The court heard Maartensz had allegedly been drinking for 12 hours in the lead up to the moment caught on camera at about 5.40am.

Maartensz admitted the man depicted on tape was him but claimed he was simply giving his friend Brad Riddington a ride when he lost control of the trolley.

Maartensz admitted the man depicted on tape was him but claimed he was simply giving his friend Brad Riddington a ride when he lost control of the trolley

Maartensz admitted the man depicted on tape was him but claimed he was simply giving his friend Brad Riddington a ride when he lost control of the trolley

Maartensz admitted the man depicted on tape was him but claimed he was simply giving his friend Brad Riddington a ride when he lost control of the trolley 

He said he tried to pull the trolley back as it slipped down the service station driveway – but it was too late.   

Maartensz told the court he had no idea the cyclists were travelling towards them until the trolley hit them.  

His friend who was inside the trolley said he hadn’t noticed until the cyclists were on top of him. 

The cyclists from Manly Warringah Cycling Club were using lights while travelling at 42km/hour along the busy road before sunrise.

Their lights picked up something moving towards them on the left hand side but it was too late to take action.

Vision was captured outside the Caltex service station (pictured) in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Vision was captured outside the Caltex service station (pictured) in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Vision was captured outside the Caltex service station (pictured) in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Cyclist Chris Taylor told the court the alleged actions did not appear to be an accident. 

‘He was head down, with the trolley and he was running at us,’ Mr Taylor said.

‘We were yelling ”no, no, no,”. He just kept his head down and ploughed into us.’  

Prosecutor Sgt Chris O’Brien agreed the CCTV footage proved the alleged actions appeared deliberate.

The case will return to court on December 4.  

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