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Barty finally loses on clay as Sabalenka claims Madrid crown

Aryna Sabalenka was in ominous form as she overpowered world number one Ash Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Saturday. In claiming victory, the Belarusian gained revenge after being beaten by the Australian in the Stuttgart Open final a fortnight ago and handed Barty her first …

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Kennett wants Mitchell to coach ‘one day’ but no guarantees

Kennett said the Hawks were “fortunate” to have two people in their ranks of the calibre of Clarkson and Mitchell. “We are definitely training him [Mitchell] to be a successful coach,” Kennett said, adding, however, that the Hawks “understand” that this might not happen at Hawthorn. “He might be offered …

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‘Divided down the middle’: Scottish independence suffers an election setback

London: The push for Scottish independence has suffered a setback after its chief proponents fell just short of securing a parliamentary majority that might have triggered a fresh referendum. While the Scottish National Party has been returned for a fourth term at Holyrood elections this week, it did not snare …

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Crisis? What crisis? When power and criticism collide

Unless a place is available in a home run by a charity or not-for-profit, you take your chances. Environmental crisis? Where? Here? No, not possible. We inhabit a continent that is sparsely populated, home to unique flora and fauna and we are trustees of world heritage reefs and rain forests. …

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Which is better: single-sex or co-ed schools?

That doesn’t prove co-education is better, says Fitzsimmons, but rather suggests that stereotypes are too ingrained at co-ed schools. Confidence is related to self-efficacy, and our belief in our ability to succeed at something. That can be influenced by a world view we pick up well before high school – …

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Rehab has changed my life, says Burgess

There was no deal In one of his final acts as a free man, Jarryd Hayne blamed the media for losing what he claimed was a $500,000 deal with the Dragons for the 2019 NRL season. On so many levels, this said it all. I checked with people at the …

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Why Slater unloaded on the PM

While I have a horror of precious harbourside land being overly commercialised, I am broadly in favour of careful development, if it brings out much of that history previously hidden. There is no doubt that the island is a shining pearl of our heritage, and it is a delight to …

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Australia is a beacon of multiculturalism. How did it lose its humanity?

Loading But Australia’s treatment of its own during the pandemic has forced a confronting reflection about what it means to be a citizen. In our time of crisis, when we were most exposed and circumstances demanded to see our real character, what did we do? We locked ourselves in and …

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‘Forget Australia’: Britain snaps up stranded international students

The biggest rises were from Australia’s key supply markets: there was a 21 per cent increase from Chinese students and a 17 per cent spike in applications from Indians, according to data collated by the UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Loading May Ye, the deputy head of Burnel’s international …

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Pop-up bike lanes ripped up, stalled despite cycling upswing

Further north, the introduction of pop-up cycling lanes has had a bumpy start. Darebin Council unanimously voted to discontinue a six-month trial cycling lane along a 600-metre stretch on South Crescent, Northcote, which removed 82 car parking spaces, following advice from council officers concerned about poor car flow. And plans …

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