Weekend Headlines for 04 July 2015

July 4th, 2015
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The climate one year on: exit carbon tax, enter brown coal

2nd Degree: A year on from the abolition of the carbon price, greenhouse pollution from electricity generation has rebounded as Australia burns more brown coal to meet its power needs.

Teenager 'threatened with chainsaw' by woman in broad daylight on the northern NSW

A man and a woman allegedly wielded a chainsaw at a 17-year-old boy on the northern NSW and threatened him as he hid inside his house.

Last UK bodies returned from Tunisia

The final five bodies of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are flown back to the UK.

Greek minister says Europe won't let Athens go under

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms.

Greek, German Tensions Turn to Resentment

Whatever the outcome of Greece's bailout referendum, tensions between Greeks and Germans over the debt crisis have now erupted into open displays of frustration and resentment that won't die down quickly.

West Coast fly as Melbourne slip in Darwin heat

West Coast firmed their place in the AFL's top four on Saturday with a convincing 54-point win over Melbourne in Darwin.

The bottom line: Adultery thrives in the market place

If you're troubled by an unpleasant squeaking sound that you can't put your finger on, it's probably the 34 million members of adultery website Ashley Madison getting it discreetly on with other people's husbands and wives. That's the combined population of Greece and Australia, by the way.

Dealers to prop up China shares

Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra inaugurates India Machine Tools Show, aims to boost manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today inaugurated here the India Machine Tools Show, which aims at promoting innovation and manufacturing in the sector. The show will witness over 150 exhibitors showcasing innovations in machine tools undertaken by them. The 4-day exhibition has drawn participation from over 1,000 companies from India. Speaking at the inauguration, MSME Minister Mishra said it is important to encourage entrepreneurship and promote start-ups for innovation in machinery and manufacturing industry in the country. "Instead of importing products and tools from foreign land, we as a developing country, should strive for manufacturing better machinery here. This drive towards indigenous manufacturing will help Indian industries to learn advanced manufacturing techniques and better production. "Special efforts should be made to recognize, support and develop the role of Indian MSMEs and enable them to compete internationally," the Minister said. Mishra said the exhibition will also provide a major interface between Indian manufacturers of machine tools and international companies to boost trade and exports implied with Make in India drive and reduce dependence on imports.

Western Bulldogs take the points against Carlton, but also suffer injuries

Jordan Roughhead jarred his back in the first half of the game, Toby McLean hurt his AC joint in his shoulder and backman Dale Morris may have broken his jaw.

Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer downs gallant Sam Groth

Not even the fastest serve of the year could save Sam Groth from Wimbledon elimination at the surgical hands of the great Roger Federer.

Nauru asylum seeker on sex assault charges held in isolation with young daughter

An asylum seeker accused of sexually assaulting four girls at the Nauru detention camp has been moved into isolation with his eight-year-old daughter, sparking concern for the child's welfare and fresh criticism of the centre's management.

Sunday Explainer: what is a border force, and why does Australia need one?

Changes in Australia's immigration and border protection policies came into force last week – and, among some, sparked outrage. What will the impact be? Sarah Whyte explains.

Josh Hazlewood turns nightmare start around as Australia roll Essex

Josh Hazlewood bounced back from a first-over mauling on Saturday, powering Australia to a 169-run win in their final Ashes tune-up.

Tunisia declares state of emergency

Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.

China brokerages pledge to buy $19.3 billion in shares to steady plunging market

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top securities brokerages said on Saturday that they would collectively buy at least 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion

Toshiba Profit Markdown May Double Earlier Estimates

Toshiba is likely to mark down its past operating profit by at least $814 million as a result of accounting irregularities.

Two men killed in microlight crash

Two men are killed in a microlight crash at an airfield in Oxfordshire

Australian cricket star Alex Blackwell to marry partner in gay ceremony

As the demand for same sex marriage to be legalised in Australia continues to gain momentum Alex Blackwell, the national cricket team's vice-captain, revealed she'll marry her partner Lynsey Askew – an English cricketer – in England after the upcoming women's Ashes series is completed.

Missing UK family 'safe with IS'

A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.

Grass Boots: Alexandra coach Sam Kidd helps to make call on his own position

Last weekend, Alexandra footy club president Ray Steyger and secretary Sam Kidd found themselves chatting about the Rebels' coaching senior position.

Major Customers Unfazed by Electrolux's GE Buy

If General Electric sells its appliance business to rival Electrolux, will home builders and property managers have to pay more for stove tops? The Justice Department says they will, but home builders aren't as sure.

Liberal MP Warren Entsch unfazed by internal same-sex marriage backlash

Despite criticism from within his own party, Liberal MP Warren Entsch still plans to introduce a bill legalising same-sex marriage into Parliament in August.

ABCIL gets nod for merger with Grasim Industries

NEW DELHI: Aditya Birla Chemicals (ABCIL) today said it has received shareholders' approval for merging the company with Grasim Industries. The two companies of Aditya Birla Group are being merged in order to consolidate similar businesses under one roof. "The equity shareholders and unsecured creditors of the company have, at their respective meetings, approved the scheme (of amalgamation of ABCIL with Grasim Industries) with requisite majority, without any modification," ABCIL said in a BSE filing. In February, the Board of Grasim Industries had approved to give shareholders of ABCIL one share of Rs 10 each of Grasim for every 16 shares of Rs 10 each they hold in ABCIL. Grasim had said that it would issue 14.62 lakh new shares, which will increase its share capital to Rs 93.31 crore. "The proposed merger will consolidate Aditya Birla Group's Chlor--Alkali business into Grasim and strengthen its existing portfolio of viscose staple fibre, caustic soda and allied chemicals in standalone company," Grasim had said. ABCIL is one of the Chlor--Alkali companies in India with three manufacturing plants located at Rehla (Jharkhand), Renukoot (UP) and Karwar (Karnataka) with an installed capacity of 2,93,000 tonnes of caustic soda per annum and 110 MW of captive power plant. Grasim is one of the manufacturers of caustic soda in India with an installed capacity of 4,52,500 tonnes per annum. Its plants are located at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh) and a unit which was recently commissioned at Vilayat (Gujarat).

The Goss: Peta Credlin dines with adoption campaigners Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

The Prime Minister's chief of staff has been photographed dining with adoption campaigners Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman.

Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett hopes week is turning point for Suns

It was a win they needed for so many reasons but for one reason closer to home, Gold Coast Suns captain Gary Ablett hopes this week was a turning point for the club.

Pregnant woman injured in car crash on M1 Pacific motorway

A pregnant woman has been airlifted to hospital after her car was hit by a truck on a freeway north of Sydney.

Routine traffic stop turns into a manhunt on the Central Coast

A traffic stop on the NSW central coast turned into a two-hour manhunt that ended with guns being seized and four people being arrested.

How to write a best-selling tear-jerker like author Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks sells millions of books and movie tickets by adhering to a strict formula. Want to copy him? Here's how.

Ashes 2015: Ryan Harris retires, Pat Cummins into squad

Ryan Harris has drawn a sudden curtain on his career after scans on an injured knee ruled him out of the Ashes series.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after Sousse beach massacre


Tunisia's president has declared a state of emergency following a shooting eight days ago that killed 38 foreign tourists, most of them from Britain.

Hamilton takes third British GP pole

Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg in an all-Mercedes battle for pole position at the British Grand Prix.

Mic and Jim Conway review: mayhem and music from Captain Matchbox and beyond

This may have been the last time a legend of Australian music was heard on stage.

Varoufakis attacks Greece's creditors

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.

'Kashmir rail link project to be completed by 2020'

SRINAGAR: The rail-link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by 2020, railway officials said here today. "The work on the Banihal to Katra stretch is going on and we are hopeful of completing it by 2020," General Manager, Northern Railways, A K Puthia told reporters. Puthia said the 110 km stretch was the most difficult part of the rail-link which connects Baramulla in north Kashmir with Udhampur in Jammu. "About 85 per cent of the track is made of tunnels. There are 25 tunnels in this stretch, of which around 35 per cent has been completed," he said. The general manager said the track would also have the world's longest and highest railway bridge. "It will be 359 metres high and will have a span of 467 metres. The bridge is expected to be completed by 2017," he said. Puthia said the maintenance and services of the railways were affected in the Valley post last year's floods. "The movement of our stocks and coaches was affected after the floods. We recently got permission for carrying those items. When the supply improves, the services will improve," he said. The official said subject to the approval of the Railway Board, more coaches would be added to the trains to address the increasing rush of passengers. "We can add more trains or even coaches after we get the approval of the board. At present the platform length at the railway stations here is of eight coaches and adding extra coaches will cause inconvenience to the passengers," he said, adding that more than 22,000 passengers use the services of the railways daily here. Puthia was here to inspect the railway stations at Srinagar and Budgam and to take first-hand-account of the issues the passengers as well as employees face. He said Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will visit the state on July 9.

Child on child sexual offences rock schools

Three sexual offences a week are being investigated at Victorian schools. Most of the perpetrators are children.

The Hawk: Fiat enjoys La Dolce Vita in the High Country with gusto

Details of Harry Kewell's $1 million a year contract with Jeep - including the thousands of dollars of payments made by the Socceroos star to the personal bank account of car company's former boss, Clyde Campbell - made headlines last week.

Man in hospital after stabbing at Lidcombe

Police are investigating what happened to a man who turned up at a western Sydney hospital late on Saturday afternoon after being stabbed.

Timothy Boyle: Man and boy and the great gulf of pain

A young boy can never escape the idea that an injury is worth exaggerating, because injury makes him a point of special interest.

Dunn the beneficiary as jockeys' title race tightens

The race for the metropolitan jockeys' premiership will provide a compelling narrative in the final few dark weeks of the season.

Prayag bags title sponsorship for India-Zimbabwe cricket series

NEW DELHI: Indian sanitaryware brand Prayag has bagged the title sponsorship for the upcoming three match one-day international series between India and Zimbabwe that starts July 10 in Harare. Prayag has collaborated with ITW as its sports marketing partner in this initiative. ITW/Techfront is also the exclusive marketing partner for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for this series. "Cricket is like a religion in India and offers a great platform to connect with millions of cricket lovers in the country. The idea behind any sponsorship is to connect with our customers beyond our product offerings and drive our saliency amongst them. We are proud to be associated with Zimbabwe Cricket and are elated to continue our patronage and support for the game," said VK Aggarwal, chairman and managing director of Prayag India. "This tour will be important for the young guns in India. The fight for a place in the full-strength squad will make the series interesting." The Indian cricket board had recently announced the team for the Zimbabwe tour in which Ajinkya Rahane was named as captain. Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh is part of the team. Senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin and Umesh Yadav have been rested for the series. Alistair Campbell, director international cricket and operations at Zimbabwe Cricket said: "Zimbabwe Cricket is pleased to have Prayag as the title sponsor of the ODI series which shall now be referred to as the Prayag Cup 2015. I welcome the Indian Cricket Team and Prayag to Zimbabwe. We are confident that our association with ITW will help brands to get the right impetus and reach. We look forward to some interesting cricket and good competition between the two teams." Prayag has earlier associated with Asia Cup as an associate sponsor and with the IPL as an 'Official Team Partner' of Kings XI Punjab for the last two years.

What does it take to restore a Spitfire?

What does it take to restore an iconic aircraft?

In Pictures: A modern biplane factory

Inside a modern biplane factory recreating aircraft of the 1930s

Family-size in favour but slim pickings for bigger homes

Demand detached family homes continues to outpace apartments, with strong competition under the hammer for a limited supply.

Wimbledon 2015: Agnieszka Radwanska ousts Casey Dellacqua

Icy Pole Agnieszka Radwankska has ended Casey Dellacqua's Wimbledon campaign with a ruthless straight-sets third-round win at the All England Club.

Fund in China Aims to Stabilize Stock Markets

The country's biggest brokerage firms unveiled a government-backed plan to buy shares starting on Monday.

Wimbledon 2015: Spoils go to Viktor Troicki as Dustin Brown exits

Dustin Brown's Wimbledon flame fizzled out in a four-set defeat by Viktor Troicki on Saturday, two days after the dreadlocked journeyman illuminated the All England Club by beating twice champion Rafa Nadal.

Top economists see 'No' vote as Greece's least-worst choice

ATHENS: While polls in Greece show the country evenly divided going into Sunday's crucial bailout referendum, some of the world's top economists are united in arguing that a 'No' result is the country's best -- or least-worst -- choice. Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and professor at Columbia University in the United States, this week wrote that voting 'Yes' for the conditions tied to the bailout or 'No' both carry "huge risks". But "a no vote would at least open the possibility that Greece... might grasp its destiny in its own hands" and shape a future that "though perhaps not as prosperous as the past, is far more hopeful than the unconscionable torture of the present," he said. Paul Krugman, another Nobel winner, who writes for The New York Times, agreed. A 'No' result may force Greece to exit the euro, "which would be hugely disruptive in the short run. But it will also offer Greece itself a chance for real recovery." Thomas Piketty, a highly respected French economist who wrote the influential "Capital in the 21st Century", told French television network BFMTV that Greek voters would be right to reject the bailout offer put to them in the referendum. "For me, it's clear: it's a bad plan," he said. He added, though, that he understood many Greeks were afraid of a "violent" shock if it led to expulsion from the euro. For them, and other economists, Greece's debt burden -- 323 billion euros ($359 billion) -- is clearly unsustainable and needs to be reduced. Several of them said Greece's current radical left government, which is arguing for a 'No' result, was not blameless for the worsening mess the country was now in. But they believed Greece would be better off rejecting the bailout deal as it stands.

Migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Channel Tunnel services are disrupted after Eurotunnel says about 150 migrants tried to storm the tunnel terminal on the French side.

A referendum that will sink or rescue the Greek economy

If Greeks vote "No" on Sunday, their banks could go from their current frozen state to being totally and utterly crippled.

Tories to change inheritance tax rule

Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

China brokerages pledge to buy $25.7b in shares to steady plunging market

Having already cut interest rates and relaxed margin lending rules, China is now trying to stop the stock rot by buying up billions in shares.

Western Bulldogs finally get off the leash against Carlton

The Western Bulldogs had some issues come half-time of Saturday night's game against Carlton, of which a three-point deficit was just one.

Motorcycle carnage on Queensland roads

Two motorcyclists have been killed within two hours in separate crashes on the one Queensland road, bringing the toll over two days to four.

China factory collapse traps workers

At least nine people are missing after a shoe factory collapses in eastern China, according to Chinese state media.

Highlanders crowned Super Rugby champions after turning over Hurricanes in Wellington

They had knocked off the Chiefs in Dunedin, then bamboozled the Waratahs in Sydney, but few thought they could beat the regular season champion Hurricanes on their home patch.

ISRO's biggest commercial launch on July 10; will put 5 foreign satellites in orbit

BENGALURU: In the heaviest ever commercial mission undertaken by ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix, the country's workhorse the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put in orbit five foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 10. With the overall lift-off mass of the five satellites amounting to about 1,440 kg, this mission becomes the heaviest commercial mission ever undertaken by Antrix/ISRO, the Indian space agency said. In its 13th flight, PSLV-C28 will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK). The three DMC3 satellites, each weighing 447 kg, will be launched into a 647 km Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) using the high-end version of PSLV (PSLV-XL), ISRO said on its website. PSLV-C28 will be the ninth flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration. In addition, the rocket will also carry two auxiliary satellites from UK - CBNT-1, a technology demonstrator earth observation micro satellite built by SSTL, and De-OrbitSail, a technology demonstrator nano satellite built by Surrey Space Centre, it said. Accommodating the three DMC3 satellites each with a height of about 3 metre within the existing payload fairing of PSLV, was a challenge, ISRO said. To mount these satellites onto the launcher, a circular Launcher adaptor called L-adaptor and a triangular deck called Multiple Satellite Adapter-Version 2 (MSA-V2), were newly designed and realised by ISRO for this specific purpose.

Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits

‘Haircut' of 30% considered on customers' funds above €8,000

Dawood's surrender offer was conditional, so we rejected it: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI: NCP leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar today said senior advocate Ram Jethmalani had contacted him over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's willingness to surrender but conditions put forward for it were not acceptable to the state government. The offer was made during Pawar's tenure as Chief Minister in 1990s. "It is true that Ram Jethmalani had given a proposal about Dawood's willingness to return. But there was a condition that Dawood should not be kept in jail. Rather he be allowed to remain in a house. This was not acceptable. We said he had to face the law," Pawar told reporters here. The former Union minister was asked about Jethmalani's statement that Dawood, a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was willing to surrender to Indian authorities but Pawar, the then Chief Minister heading a Congress government in the state, had rejected the offer.

North Queensland Cowboys extend St George Illawarra Dragons' losing streak

St George Illawarra's grip on a top four position is rapidly slipping after suffering their fourth straight loss at the hands of North Queensland at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.

Police investigate ice link after Cy Walsh charged with Phil Walsh's murder: reports

Police are investigating if the drug ice was linked to the alleged stabbing murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, according to reports.

Greek minister says Europe won't let Athens go under, despite their 'terrorism'

Finance minister Varoufakis says the eurozone can't afford to let Greece sink, even if they vote 'No' in tomorrow's referendum.

State of Origin: Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce speaks of anxiety before Origin recall

Flashes of anxiety started to fill Mitchell Pearce's mind as he inched towards an Origin recall.

Pearson flights back on but delays expected after job action


Pearson International Airport's operations are slowly returning to normal after an unsanctioned job action Friday by workers who refuel aircraft forced hundreds of flight cancellations and delays.

Kenneth Rodman, 'missing' five years, in wrong place at wrong time

After nearly five years laying low in Far North Queensland, Kenneth Rodman must have thought he had successfully staged the perfect disappearing act.

Bite-sized donations generate thousands for Tara Costigan Foundation

Community gives material support to foundation supporting victims of domestic violence.

Call to legalise Segways to cut down road congestion

The ACT government may look at extending Segway use on public land as part of a review into the success of the popular lakeside tours.Â

Julie Bishop seeks assurance Nauru will uphold rule of law

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has sought assurances from Nauru's President over upholding the rule of law on the island nation after several opposition MPs were arrested and others had passports seized.

Live Stupid Saturday: St George Illawarra Dragons v North Queensland Cowboys

Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Dragons and the Cowboys.

Sydney Roosters rising star Latrell Mitchell learning from his father's mistakes

Latrell Mitchell is every bit as talented as his old man.

Domestic violence centres full, workers scared to criticise government

Women fleeing domestic violence in NSW are being turned away from refuges in droves as frontline workers say a culture of silence has blanketed the sector more than year after the government overhauled crisis accommodation services.

Motorcylists rally in Roma Street against anti-association laws

Hundreds of motorcyclists rode into Brisbane on Saturday as part of a national July 4 "Independence Day" protest against anti-association laws.

Economic View: The Inevitable, Indispensable Property Tax

Property taxes are the most stable way to fund government, and they cause less drag on gross domestic product than sales and income taxes.

Two London Syria girls 'have married'

The families of two east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria are "distraught" after learning they have married, a solicitor says.

Greece referendum questions - it's all Greek, even to me

Greece's future in the eurozone may depend on it - but the referendum to be put to a vote on Sunday threatens to bamboozle most ordinary Greeks with its ridiculous complexity.

Gold Coast teen girls Holly Goodwin and Emma Howarth missing for two days

Two young teenage girls missing from the Gold Coast suburb of Mudgeeraba since Thursday are believed to be together, police say.

Australia fast bowler Harris retires

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from the sport and will miss the Ashes series because of a knee injury.

Asia Pacific Cities Summit attracts record number to Brisbane

It has been billed as the follow-up to Brisbane's G20, which was held in the Queensland capital last November.

Skipper back and the Suns burn North

Let's start with the match highlight, which came early. In a bumper year for the high mark, North's Lindsay Thomas took a serious contender for the best yet: floating for what seemed like forever on the shoulders of Adam Saad, Thomas eventually took the grab facing the wrong way as his opponent twisted and buckled beneath him.

North Melbourne's season 'in precarious position', says interim coach

North Melbourne interim coach Darren Crocker admitted his team's season was "in a pretty precarious position" after his side suffered an unexpected thumping at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday.

US Army sun cream and bacon unearthed

US Army sun cream and tins of bacon are among the finds on Salisbury Plain revealed by archaeologists to mark US Independence Day.

Syrian forces close in on rebel town

Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.

Penrith Panthers' young gun Bryce Cartwright proves he will be the real deal

It's always difficult when talking about youngsters and their potential. Too many people go overboard with comparisons and predictions.

Coach Brendan Joyce sees future Opals in World University Games team

Joyce says Emerging Opals players could play in Opals' Olympic qualifiers against New Zealand.

Credit Suisse CEO vows action for 'impatient' investors: NZZ

(Reuters) - New Credit Suisse AG Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam has told a Swiss newspaper he wants quick action to implement results of strategic review he is conducting at the Swiss bank.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting power pole

A motorcyclist has died in a Queensland hospital two days after colliding with a power pole in Townsville.

Woolloomooloo boat owner 'frustrated' after $2 million marina fire

The owner of one of two boats destroyed by fire at Woolloomooloo together worth $2 million says 'it is extremely frustrating'.

Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies

Most of bad consequences from use are due to impurities in illicitly manufactured drug and it being illegal, expert says.

The sad story of Australia's original baggy greens

The golden age of cricket began with the birth of the Ashes legend in 1882, but the story didn't have a happy ending for some, writes Daniel Lane.

Gary Ablett: The return verdict

We put the Gaz-o-meter on Gary Ablett's comeback match for the Gold Coast Suns against North Melbourne.

A Greek challenge for 'Mr Europe' Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It's sultry early July and an emotional Jean-Claude Juncker is on the stump, calling for a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on which he says hangs the future of Europe - and his own career.

Queanbeyan Blues keep streak alive with late try against Woden Rams

An amazing last-minute try to the Queanbeyan Blues keeps their unbeaten streak intact.

Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.

Warrington Wolves halfback Richie Myler scores stunning 'soccer' try against Wigan Warriors

Just a few days after Warrington Wolves winger Kevin Penny scored one of the tries of the year, his teammate Richie Myler may have one-upped him with a brilliant individual effort.Â

Iftar feasts in Canberra break Ramadan fast

It was a full spread of international cuisine after sunset at the Spence Mosque when Canberra's Islamic community came together to break their Ramadan fast.

Israel Folau's new children's books a winner on and off the field

Israel Folau wasn't much older than the characters in his new series of children's books when he made his NRL debut.

Giants, players' association at odds over AFL drugs policy

The AFL Players Association and Greater Western Sydney chief Dave Matthews are at loggerheads over a call for illicit-drug testing to be part of a player's standard contract in a revised industry policy.

Phil Walsh's death touches Tuggeranong Hawks after Tara Costigan murder

Having experienced their own tragedy this year, the Tuggeranong Hawks wanted to honour Phil Walsh.

Eastlake and Ainslie fight out NEAFL draw at Manuka Oval

Eastlake coach Ben Waite predicted his side would beat Ainslie this year. In the end, centimetres beat him.


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