Melbourne Demons lose injured Gawn for 12 weeks

Melbourne Demons lose injured Gawn for 12 weeks

Updated April 10, 2017 18:51:48 Photo:Max Gawn leaves the field with a hamstring injury against the Cats on Saturday night. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Melbourne will be without Max Gawn until well into the second half of the AFL season after it was confirmed the All-Australian ruckman will need surgery because of a hamstring injury. In a massive blow for the Demons, Gawn’s hamstring injury is worse than expected and he will undergo surgery on Tuesday to fix a tendon. Gawn said the surgery would sideline him for three months, meaning…

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Russian arrested amid talk case linked to US election

Russian arrested amid talk case linked to US election

Updated April 10, 2017 22:53:00 An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the US presidential election. Pyotr Levashov was arrested in Barcelona on a US computer crimes warrant, a spokeswoman for Spain’s National Court said. Such arrests are not unusual — American authorities typically try to nab Russian cybercrime suspects abroad because of the difficulty involved in extraditing them from Russia — but Levashov’s…

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John Clarke was a God of Mischief, a master of ideas

John Clarke was a God of Mischief, a master of ideas

Posted April 11, 2017 09:16:31 John Clarke was a God of Mischief, visiting to simultaneously bring us the truth and make it easier for us to handle. Some days the news bores you. Some days it depresses you. And some days you get a piece of news that kicks you right under the ribs, knocks all the wind out of you, leaves you on your knees, gasping for breath, wondering if you can even get up again. The news that while you weren’t looking, the world suddenly became bleaker and…

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Silicon storage ‘better than batteries’

Silicon storage ‘better than batteries’

AN innovative Adelaide company has attracted private investment from the other side of the world as it edges closer to a public float that will help fund large-scale energy storage systems. Executive chairman of 1414 Degrees, Kevin Moriarty, said a significant portion of the recently raised $2.5 million will go towards the installation of a 10MWh storage system, charged by wind and biofuel, at a South Australian hydroponic farm. A feasibility study for the project will be completed later this month and $2 million has been earmarked for its installation,…

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Black market fears for WA’s illegal guns

Black market fears for WA’s illegal guns

ABOUT 1000 firearms are stolen in WA each year and police admit few are recovered. Last month 130 handguns were stolen from a Beckenham weapons’ dealer and there has been no sign of them since. While police say it is hard to gauge the scale of WA’s black-market weapons’ trade or where most of the guns are coming from, they are concerned how often they find illegal guns in the hands of drug dealers or other criminals. Police documents obtained under freedom of information show authorities seized almost 2500 guns…

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