Saturday, November 7, 2015

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  • Cairns defence concludes in perjury trial - The Express Tribune

    Former New Zealan­d all-rounde­r gives eviden­ce over two days and often faced detail­ed cross-examin­ationLONDON:Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns’s defence at his perjury trial closed their case on Friday after three days of evidence at London’s Southwark crown court.His legal team then gave way for the defence lawyers representing Cairns’s co-defendant, Andrew Fitch-Holland.Cairns himself gave evidence over two days and often faced detailed cross-examination.His first day in the witness box saw Cairns reduced to tears while he spoke about his family, living in Australia.Former New Zealand skipper Cairns accused of perjuryCairns’s Australian wife, Mel Cairns, was a witness via vi..
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  • Queensland firefighters get air rescue training ahead of summer...

    Queensland firefighters get air rescue training ahead of summer disaster seasonUpdatedNovember 08, 2015 11:46:40 Queensland's emergency services have dealt with an unprecedented number of natural disasters over the past four years and are undergoing training to ensure they are as prepared as they can be.With another season looming, emergency authorities have geared up again in light of recommendations made by the Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry to join forces to battle floods.Outside the Queensland Government's Air Rescue hangar at Archerfield airport on Brisbane's southside, the team has been training crews from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES), winching a rescuer..
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  • New liquor laws a change, but no compromise - Labor

    New liquor laws a change, but no compromise - Labor
    Labor has announced changes to its policy to tackle alcohol fuelled violencePhoto: iStockStaring down the barrel of its first major legislative defeat, the Queensland government's new policy to tackle alcohol fuelled violence is "comprehensive", "better" and a "change".Just don't call it a compromise.The new policy, announced by Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath and Stafford MP Anthony Lynham on Sunday, will see a 2am last drinks policy rolled out across the state, except in designated Safe Night precincts.The local boards in those 15 areas – which consist of the state's main entertainment zones, including Brisbane City, the Valley, the Gold Coast and Cairns, can apply for an extra hour of dri..
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  • David Warner blasts his way into the Test record book

    David Warner blasts his way into the Test record book
    David Warner blasts his way into the Test record bookColumnist7Have your sayFormer Australia captain Ricky Ponting was the only Test batsman in history to score a century in each innings three times – until yesterday.Australian vice captain David Warner’s superb 163 and 116 against New Zealand at the Gabba was his third double, adding to his 135 and 145 against South Africa at Cape Town and the 145 and 102 against India in Adelaide – both last year.To underline just how rare the feat is Don Bradman, the greatest batsman of them all, only achieved it once – in 1948 against India at the MCG in 1948 with 132 and 127*.But Sachin Tendulkar, with a world record 200 Tests and 51 centuries, never tr..
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  • Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

    Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog
    Match Results:In what was one of the most entertaining games of the season, the Sydney Kings somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, going down by a point on the road to the Adealaide 36ers.The 36ers managed to pull off the biggest fourth quarter comeback in the history of 10 minute quarter NBL to take the victory. They started the last quarter an incredible 18 points down on the Kings, and Jerome Randle inspired them to life in an incredible win.The main reason the Kings were so far ahead heading into the final quarter of the game, was the first quarter performance. The Sydney Kings came out of the gates absolutely firing, unable to miss from range and scored more points ..
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  • Australia truly is an angler's dream

    Australia truly is an angler's dream
    TED LUND, FOR FLORIDA TODAY4:12 p.m. EST November 7, 2015Buy PhotoTed Lund with his 92-pound dogtooth tuna taken off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef nine years ago.(Photo: Ted Lund/FOR FLORIDA TODAY)Buy PhotoYou hear people talk about a “bucket list” trip or “trip of a lifetime,” and they are often overused terms. This week is the nine-year anniversary of my fishing trip of a lifetime, and I wanted to share it with you. Every so often I start looking back over 40 years of fishing pictures, remembering trips like this.At the time, I was editor of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, a now defunct publication that I had helped found back in the mid-90s. I had been talking to the founder of Hell’s Bay Boa..
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  • 'I'm thankful everyone's okay'

    'I'm thankful everyone's okay'
    Rescuers save woman in icy river. The rescue happened on the Manawatu River. Photo / Supplied Two heroes jumped into a swollen North Island river to save the life of a woman swept away.Kayla Tenwell and a friend were walking her dog along the banks of the Manawatu River yesterday morning when the 22-year-old's cavoodle Bella went into the water and got into difficulty.Tenwell jumped in to help but was quickly swept downstream.Nathan Taylor, who was walking past with his partner Kirsty Harvey, dived in and managed to reach Tenwell but the pair were swept up to 200m downstream, Taylor struggling to keep Tenwell's head above water."It was so cold and s..
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  • Naulu acknowledges supporters

    TEAM Fiji Judoka Josateki Naulu acknowledged the support he has from family, friends, the national federation and FASANOC as he pushes for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. "My family and extended family have been very supportive since day one," said Josateki."I am forever grateful for their support and also thanks to FASANOC, especially Lyndall Fisher, who has been tirelessly working behind the scenes to get us to these qualifying tournaments."I sacrificed a lot especially being away from family to make the London Olympics in 2012 and it's the same trying to qualify for Rio 2016."He said it was a childhood dream to compete at the Olympic Games and that the ..
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  • Broadband rollout: 'Long way to go' in Wales

    Broadband rollout: 'Long way to go' in Wales
    Image copyrightPAThere is a "long way to go" in the rollout of superfast broadband in rural parts of Wales, a minister has said.David Cameron has pledged all UK homes and businesses will have access to"fast broadband" by 2020.A "universal service obligation" will come in, giving people a legal right to request an "affordable" connection.Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns said the announcement makes sure "no part of Wales is left behind in the digital revolution".In a 2012 pledge by then-Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, he said the UK would have "the fastest broadband of any major European country" by 2015.He defined high-speed broadband as offering a download speed of greater than 24 megabits p..
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  • Cork street voted best in UK and Ireland

    Cork street voted best in UK and Ireland
    Published07/11/2015|14:06Sean McKeon pictured during severe flooding Oliver Plunkett street, Cork city. Picture: Daragh McSweeney/ProvisionOliver Plunkett Street Credit: Google MapsCork's Oliver Plunkett Street has claimed the accolade of the best street in the UK and Ireland.The street will celebrate it's 300th birthday this year and beat out Cairns St in Liverpool and Deptford High Street in London for the title.Twitter account 'random Cork Stuff' tweeted their support for the win, writing "Any street where you can buy a chainsaw, €300,000 watch and a plectrum is great".The Academy Of Urbanism Awards chooses award winners using a panel of academics who study urbanisation, and it is the fir..
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