Hinds: Women show the NRL how to be competitive without thuggery

Hinds: Women show the NRL how to be competitive without thuggery

Posted July 24, 2017 07:44:45 Photo: Professional and amateur pundits alike were in an uproar that Sia Soliola wasn’t given his marching orders. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said: ”If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” And so it was in rugby league this year with the New South Wales women doing what their male counterparts only said they would do. The NSW women beat Queensland 22-6 to win the annual Interstate Challenge, their version of State…

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'A lot of blood in the ground': US faces deepening Afghanistan challenge

'A lot of blood in the ground': US faces deepening Afghanistan challenge

Then a second rocket slammed into the tarmac just feet away from where a C130 cargo plane would imminently land to ferry us out. The Marines with us at first appeared unfazed. Some were perhaps young and new to it all, while the older ones stood tall, not flinching. I crouched behind a wheel until those tires were used to race us back toward a shelter. Seven years ago, it would have been mere minutes before that Taliban rocket team was bombed in retaliation by US forces protecting a thousands-strong…

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Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Image copyrightAFP Image caption Lava-like rocks were spotted underneath one of the damaged reactorsAn underwater robot has captured what is believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel deposits inside Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator Tepco says. Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen underneath its unit three reactor. If confirmed, it would be a major milestone in the clear-up operation. The power plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011, causing the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl. More than…

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William and Harry regret their last words with Princess Diana

William and Harry regret their last words with Princess Diana

In a new documentary set to release on Monday by ITV in Great Britain and HBO in the United States, Prince Harry recalls how quickly he got off the phone with his mother. The two brothers were at Balmoral Castle in Scotland when Diana called from Paris. “I can’t necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was,” Harry told ITV. “If I’d known that that was the last time I was going to speak…

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Pointless: Rewards cards out the window

Pointless: Rewards cards out the window

BIG changes to credit card reward programs this month have prompted consumers to ditch their old cards in favour of new points-friendly products. Several popular points programs are being watered down dramatically or cancelled after Reserve Bank changes to interchange fees, but reward card experts say plenty of good deals remain. Steve Hui, the founder of iFLYflat.com.au, said many bank-issued cards had changed their programs resulting in them earning less points per dollar spent. PREMIUM: Lost Aussies rejected by banks “With some of them, after you spend $5000 in a…

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