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OnePlus 7 Pro is a flagship phone that’s worth every cent

My only qualm with the display is that the auto-brightness leaves it too dim in most situations that I ended up turning it off. Another welcome addition is the inclusion of stereo speakers. They don’t sound quite as rich or emit as much bass as the speakers on the Galaxy …

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Cops bust alleged drug lab in Melbourne’s east

Two people have been charged after police busted an alleged drug lab stocked with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of what are believed to MDMA, cannabis, steroids and prescription drugs. Police arrested the pair at a Bayswater business centre and then searched an address on Scoresby Road in Boronia …

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Marquee my words: Losing the big bucks will save rugby

For of course, back then – when the Wallabies won two World Cups in the space of eight years – the game really did resemble a huge marquee which people paid huge money to enter and place their logos upon. (The issue was how that money was spent to change …

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Gone in 23 seconds: Justin Hodges wins second ‘fight’

“It leaves an empty feeling in your gut,” Hodges said. I hurt him in one hit and I didn’t want to hurt him anymore. I’m not here to hurt anybody. Justin Hodges “You train hard and want a good fight. I don’t have any bad feelings towards him. He took …

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AHA votes for WA’s best two steak sandwiches at Crown Perth live cook-off

As WAtoday found during the course of our week-long road test, the competition – unlike the product – was tight and tough, with Como-based Karalee on Preston winning the official live cook-off on Wednesday – its third gong from the AHA for best steak sandwich across Perth member pubs. In …

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Australia can be ‘superpower of post carbon world’, says Ross Garnaut

New developments in renewable energy and Australian advantages have made it clearer than ever that the country could “prosper exceptionally in the post-carbon world”. Intelligent climate policy would mean that wholesale electricity prices would fall “substantially”, he said, a source of competitive advantage. The Melbourne University economics professor and climate …

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Winx, Black Caviar, Makybe … Hong Kong male drain makes life easier for mares

The fact they were all mares – and the trio’s dominance at weight-for-age level – reflects not only the breeding industry’s unhealthy obsession with speed and precocity, but is a result of the all-male drain to Asia from the top tier of Australian racing. Season after season, the top young …

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‘Bad cop’ Arnold hails cool, calm Corica’s first season in charge

Steve Corica was the yin to Graham Arnold’s yang. One member of Sydney FC’s former coaching dream-team was fiery, often combustible; the other cool, calm and collected. Sometimes too much so. It was, as Arnold puts it, a “good cop, bad cop” routine. And it worked. Arnold and Corica guided …

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A memorable view from the card table

Adrian Sheen of Mulgoa notes that “with the arrival of the latest printed edition of the Penrith Yellow Pages, a publication that I thought was defunct, a quick check on local doctors showed that at least three who had died (one at least 10 years ago) are apparently contactable on …

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Fiji and Japan on the outer in haggling over new world order

It is a proposal sure to dismay many rugby fans all over the world, with both those nations, plus Georgia, currently ranked in the top 12. Italy is in 14th spot. It is also a peculiar compromise, given the four SANZAAR nations have all publicly supported both a 12-team model …

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