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Daily Archives: September 29, 2019

My son was saved from his grief by a small black kitten

For our family, the trauma was shattering. I was 28 and it was my first experience of death. Flung into an abyss of grief, I was unable to help anyone, let alone our sole surviving son. Loading Rob cut a lonely figure hovering around the wilting floral arrangements while adults …

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Nufarm freezes dividends, sells South America business in debt drive

“We’ve largely addressed the significant inventory overhang from drought conditions in Australia and we’ve made good progress in resetting the cost base to make this a more resilient business.” Nufarm said its board had suspended dividend payments for 2019 to reflect “the company’s immediate focus on reducing debt”, which sits …

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Sydney Swan Papley nominates trade to Carlton

Tom Papley has nominated Carlton as his preferred destination to be traded to, understanding he may be held to his contract at Sydney. Despite reports last week that he had been offered huge money at North Melbourne, Papley has indicated to his management that he wants to join the Blues …

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Joe Biden tells news networks to stop interviewing Rudy Giuliani

Washington: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has urged major US TV-news outlets to cease booking President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a guest, citing his penchant for spreading “false, debunked conspiracy theories” on behalf of the White House. The letter, signed by top Biden aides Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield, …

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Justin Longmuir appointed Fremantle coach

Fremantle spoke to Gold Coast assistant Dean Solomon and to former West Coast and Fremantle assistant Peter Sumich as part of their search process, in which Longmuir was the clear favourite from the outset. While Longmuir, 38, is a relatively young coach, he has been in the AFL coaching system …

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Protester with umbrella hangs from tripod on Brisbane bridge

She said she was concerned about the health impacts of climate change and was “afraid” of bringing children into the world. A police spokesman said the bridge was still open to buses during the protest but was closed to cars. More than a dozen police were at the scene to …

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Tomljanovic lucky to advance at China Open

Japan’s two-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka produced scowls rather than smiles despite reaching the second round with a straight-sets win. Osaka, fresh off her title triumph at the Pan Pacific Open, struck 26 winners in a 6-3 7-6 (7-5) victory over American Jessica Pegula, only to complain about the …

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Fire-ravaged Binna Burra Lodge might reopen by Christmas

Lodge chairman Steve Noakes said staff and guests had been the focus of recovery efforts so far, but he hoped the grounds would be partially open to campers by December. Loading “We’re going to build a foundation based on all the traditional and heritage values of the past, but a …

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Retiring Cronk reveals plan to beat nostalgia in NRL grand final

If Cooper Cronk’s bottom lip starts to quiver this week, his last in the NRL, he knows exactly what he’s going to do. ‘‘If I feel myself getting nostalgic or a little bit emotional, I’ll go have a look at a computer screen and focus on what I need to …

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8@eight: ASX to open the week lower

So, the S&P500 took a spill into the close of the week, shedding over 0.5 per cent, as investors began to assume that this trade-war was beginning to move from limiting physical trade, to stifle capital markets, too. The news knocked SPI Futures down in Friday’s trade, with the ASX200 …

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