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Daily Archives: December 19, 2018

Jarrod Pickett injures knee in training mishap

Pickett has had a strong pre-season period after returning to the club out of shape, with the leadership group demanding he do extra sessions to catch up. Loading He showed his talent in 2017 but did not appear in the AFL until round 15 last season after suffering a scaphoid …

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Blind, worm-like amphibian that burrows underground named after Trump

EnviroBuild, which paid $US25,000 ($35,000) for the naming rights at an auction this month, said on Tuesday that it had chosen the name Dermophis donaldtrumpi in recognition of the President’s position on environmental issues, particularly climate change. The announcement came on the heels of a weekend agreement by climate negotiators …

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McKay extends contract with Carlton

Loading “We’re a tight knit playing group and I want to be working hard alongside these boys to bring success to our club once again,” McKay said. “Seeing so many of the boys re-sign this year is a clear sign that we want to stick together and do everything we …

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Cook did a ‘health check’ of Cats’ footy department at end of 2018

“[There were] no major or dramatic changes. We had a look at every area, whether it was welfare, development and maybe we went a little bit harder this year than we have in previous years at the end of the season.” Cook, whose review of the Cats’ football department at …

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‘I’m not going to whack the AFL’: Kennett weighs into mental health debate

Loading “If you mandate something, then how do you get the spirit going that actually delivers the outcome?” he said. Kennett’s comments come after The Age reported the AFL was considering forcing clubs to spend a certain amount on mental health experts under the football department cap. AFL sources said …

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Who’s left in the red? Perth’s at-risk financial households revealed

In the report, the single-parent family was headed up by a 34-year-old mother with two children who both attended a public school while she worked 18 hours a week for minimum wage. She rented a unit and owned a small car. The second group — the working family — consisted …

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ANZ chairman defends political donations as ‘support for democracy’

Australian Electoral Commission disclosures reveal in 2016-17 ANZ donated $150,000 to each party. In the same year Commonwealth Bank donated more than $40,000 to each party while Westpac donated more than $80,000 to the Liberal party and $60,000 to the Labor party. NAB stopped political donations in 2016. The Australian …

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‘What I did was lawful and necessary’: Kim Papalia breaks his silence on CCC claims

The CCC report claimed Mr Papalia recommended the redirection to the Western Force, without the Road Safety Council — a separate body to the Road Safety Commission — being made aware of it. Then road safety minister Liza Harvey accepted the recommendation the day before the government went into caretaker …

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‘The poster family of tragedy’: Falkholt relative’s plea to drivers this Christmas

Passers-by dragged the sisters out of the vehicle but Annabelle died three-days later in hospital and Jessica died on January 17. Ms Dare said it had been the “hardest year imaginable” for the family, and asked for people to slow down and take regular breaks while driving during the holiday season. …

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