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Carlton’s Chloe Dalton to return to rugby in bid for Tokyo gold

However, the multi-talented 26-year-old – Dalton played WNBL for the Sydney Flames – could not resist the chance to be part of a another tilt at Olympic gold. Dalton said the Blues had been very understanding about her situation and told her the opportunity to once again compete in the …

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Apple ups phone recycling with ‘Daisy’ robot but still relies on mines

Inside a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Apple’s Daisy robot breaks apart iPhones so that 14 minerals, including lithium, can be extracted and recycled. Apple is already using recycled tin, cobalt and rare earths in some of its products, with plans to add to that list. The …

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The Sydney suburbs where rainfall is at its lowest on record

Loading The least precipitation in Sydney fell at Randwick Racecourse (42.5 mm), while both Prospect Reservoir and Centennial Park had just 44 mm. Cessnock Airport received only 14.8 mm, less than eight per cent of the average rainfall there. 2019 was both the warmest and driest year on record in …

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Couple flies Nazi flag over Victorian home

“We are currently investigating and awaiting legal advice as to what, if any, offences have been committed,” Leading Senior Constable Shayne Riggall said. The matter has also been brought to the attention of Yarriambiack Shire Council, however, chief executive Jessie Holmes said the council did not have the power to …

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Federal Liberal MPs forced to fight for their seats

Victoria’s federal Liberal MPs will be forced to contest their own seats in preselections opening on Wednesday, despite a last ditch effort to overturn the plan by members who say it will damage the party’s electoral chances. The state’s federal Liberal MPs, who include senior cabinet members Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, …

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William and Harry denounce ‘offensive’ newspaper report

London: Britain’s Prince William and his younger brother Harry publicly denounced an “offensive” newspaper report about their relationship on Monday, as the royals met for crunch talks to discuss the future roles of Harry and his American wife Meghan. The Times, citing an unnamed source, reported that Harry and Meghan …

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Staring at seagulls might protect your chips but it won’t stop them nesting on roofs

“Sensitivity to gaze is quite common in animals of various kinds – when a predator is looking at you they might want to eat you,” Ms Goumas told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Thieving herring gulls are hated by many holidaymakers in seaside British towns. After Gizmo the …

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Experts question reports of wombats’ heroic bushfire efforts

The only problem is – it’s not true. Greenpeace NZ later edited their post to explain they had found out the initial posts were not accurate and did not seem to be based on actual observed incidents. It is possible they were sparked by an opinion piece by children’s author …

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Council still counting the cost of Brisbane Metro delays

“The reality is delays do cost money, but it is fantastic we are now under way and have state government support for this critical project,” Cr Adams said. “Brisbane Metro will happen – it is fully funded by Brisbane City Council and the federal government.” In June last year Transport …

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Government energy adviser calls for ‘national leadership’ on emissions

“The states without exception all have targets for renewables but nationally we have got the Paris agreement, which we will easily meet in the electricity sector. I’m not sure that overall the country will meet it, but electricity certainly will.” With the explosive growth of more variable renewable technology, she …

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