Australian bowling coach David Saker admits Steve Smith should have enforced follow-on

Australian bowling coach David Saker admits Steve Smith should have enforced follow-on

AUSTRALIAN bowling coach David Saker has taken the astonishing mid-match step of undermining Steve Smith’s decision to not enforce the follow on. It’s been an ordinary 24 hours for Smith who was dismissed for six on Monday night, blew his two DRS reviews, dropped a catch and will now have to read Saker’s damning quotes regarding his much-discussed decision to bat again before attempting to lead the Aussies to victory on day five. Australia requires six more wickets to go 2-0 up in the series and the bowling coach —…

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UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Image copyrightGetty Images Nations have agreed that the world needs to completely stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. The UN resolution, which is set to be sealed tomorrow, has no timetable and is not legally binding. But ministers at an environment summit in Kenya believe it will set the course for much tougher policies and send a clear signal to business. A stronger motion was rejected after the US would not agree to any specific, internationally agreed goals. Under the proposal, governments would establish an international taskforce to advise…

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I turned $10k into global business selling world’s first sand-proof towel

I turned $10k into global business selling world’s first sand-proof towel

LIFE’S a beach for Aussie surfer Baz Brown who has turned a $10,000 investment in an innovative sand-resistant, waterproof towel into a global brand sold in more than 30 different countries. Creator and Founder of Sandusa Beach Towels, the 30-year-old Gold Coaster was a coastal engineer working in Dubai and Australia when he hit upon the idea of a water and sand-proof towel while lazing on a beach with his now wife six years ago. Camera IconRoll out…Baz has sold over 30,000 towels in 30 different countries.Picture: The Daily TelegraphCamera…

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Detroit's Silverdome still standing after attempted implosion

Detroit's Silverdome still standing after attempted implosion

And then … nothing. As the smoke cleared, Detroit’s famed Silverdome was still standing. Explosions went off Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The mayor’s office in Pontiac, where the Silverdome is located, said it had been informed by the company responsible for the demolition that only the kicker charges detonated, meaning the implosion did not take place. “Although we’re waiting for a final assessment from the Adamo Group, we have been informed by them that eight shape charges didn’t go off on the main columns,” Mayor Deirdre Waterman said in a…

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RBA's final meeting ahead, Dow Jones boosted by Republican tax bill

RBA's final meeting ahead, Dow Jones boosted by Republican tax bill

Updated December 05, 2017 09:00:51 Photo: The Dow Jones index surged after the US Senate voted to pass the Republicans’ tax reform bill. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) Although the passing of the Republican tax bill boosted Wall Street’s blue chips stocks overnight, Australian shares are likely to start the day weaker. Market snapshot at 8:30am (AEDT): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.5pc at 5,966, ASX 200 (Monday’s close) -0.1pc at 5,986 AUD: 75.97 US cents, 64.02 Euro cents, 56.39 British pence, 85.42 Japanese yen, $NZ1.11 US: Dow Jones +0.2pc at 24,290, S&P…

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