Formula E: Bird wins chaotic season opener in Hong Kong

Formula E: Bird wins chaotic season opener in Hong Kong

THe DS Virgin Racing driver started the 43-lap race in second place behind pole sitter Jean-Eric Vergne and looked to be in control after passing the Frenchman on Lap 20. But his race hit a snag when he skidded into the side of his team’s pit garage during the mandatory car swap. The error cost him minimal time and he returned to the track in the lead before race stewards hit him with a penalty for not stopping inside the garage. With Vergne and third placed Nick Heidfeld waiting to…

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The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

Image copyrightJulian Hume Image caption Two male Rodrigues solitaires fight over a female in the background using club-like wingsThe extinct Dodo had a little-known relative on another island. This fascinating bird ultimately suffered the same fate as its iconic cousin, but we can reconstruct some of its biology thanks to the writings of a French explorer who studied it during his travels of the Indian Ocean. In the middle of the 18th century, at around the time the US was signing the declaration of independence, a large flightless bird quietly…

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Inpex workers donate a day’s pay to Carl Delaney’s family after fatal accident

Inpex workers donate a day’s pay to Carl Delaney’s family after fatal accident

INPEX workers will donate their Thursday pay to family of Carl Delaney who tragically lost his life in an accident at the site. Mr Delaney was killed on Wednesday night when he fell into an insulation dust-like substance and disappeared below the surface. Camera IconCarl Delaney with wife Terry – who died in an accident at the Bladin Point site on Thursday.Picture: SuppliedHe was pulled from the dust and treated by the on-site Inpex medical team while St John Ambulance was called. However, by the time they arrived, Mr Delaney…

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Socceroos with best chance since 2006 of making World Cup splash

Socceroos with best chance since 2006 of making World Cup splash

Updated December 02, 2017 12:24:44 Photo: The Socceroos have only made it through the group stage once at a World Cup — in 2006. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Socceroos draw France, Denmark and Peru in World Cup group The World Cup draw for Russia 2018 which saw Australia grouped with France, Peru and Denmark has given the Socceroos their best chance of progression at the tournament since 2006. Australia advanced to the round of 16 in Germany in 2006 but failed to make it out of its group in…

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Adani accused of paying people to stack its meeting on crucial mine deal

Adani accused of paying people to stack its meeting on crucial mine deal

Updated December 02, 2017 09:15:05 Adani is accused of discreetly paying thousands of dollars to recruit people to vote on a crucial mining deal with traditional owners, including Aboriginal people with no link to its Queensland mine site. A Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) representative said he was paid $2,000 by Adani to boost numbers at the meeting, where he said many who were “not part of my mob” voted on the compensation deal. Another W&J woman said her family of eight voted against the deal but the official vote recorded…

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