State of Origin clash proposed for Perth

State of Origin clash proposed for Perth

THE new Perth Stadium is set to play host to one of the nation’s great sporting rivalries, the State of Origin rugby league between NSW and Queensland. A deal has reportedly been done between the WA Government and the National Rugby League that will bring game two of the 2019 series to Perth. It is believed to be the first time the series will be played outside of the eastern states and it is hoped that it will give a big boost to tourism. Over 4.42 million people across the…

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Hollande ups pressure on Barroso over Goldman Sachs Brexit job (AFP)

Hollande ups pressure on Barroso over Goldman Sachs Brexit job (AFP)

AFPon July 14, 2016, 11:22 pm Hollande says Barroso’s Goldman Sachs job ‘morally unacceptable’ Paris (AFP) – Pressure built Thursday on former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso over his new job advising US bank Goldman Sachs on the consequences of Brexit, with France’s president describing the role as “morally unacceptable”. Francois Hollande’s condemnation was the strongest yet of Barroso and came after France had already called for him not to take up the position with the investment banking giant. France’s Minister for Europe Harlem Desir said on Wednesday Barroso…

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Cyril Rioli snatches late win for Hawthorn against Swans

Cyril Rioli snatches late win for Hawthorn against Swans

Posted July 14, 2016 23:09:09 Photo: Cyril Rioli is congratulated by Isaac Smith (L) and Bradley Hill. (AAP: Paul Miller) Hawthorn have re-staked their claim as AFL flag favourites, pulling out a five-point victory over the Swans at a packed SCG. Cyril Rioli’s last-gasp goal lifted Hawthorn to a pulsating 11.9 (75) to 10.10 (70) win over Sydney to take the reigning triple premiers two games clear at the top of the AFL. Thursday night’s top-of-the-table cracker went down to the wire at the SCG as two quality rivals picked…

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Rare Roman mosaic 'depicting Hercules' unearthed during sewerage work

Rare Roman mosaic 'depicting Hercules' unearthed during sewerage work

Posted July 15, 2016 09:33:19 Photo: The rare mosaic is dated to the Roman Period(AFP: Iakovos Hatzistavrou) A rare Roman mosaic has been uncovered in Cyprus during sewerage work on the eastern Mediterranean island. Only part of the mosaic, measuring 19 metres long and seven metres wide, has been excavated in the southern coastal city of Larnaca and officials believe more is still buried. “A preliminary estimation would suggest that scenes of the Labours of Hercules are depicted and that it is dated to the Roman period,” the antiquities department…

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Europe backs lunar drilling technology

Europe backs lunar drilling technology

Image copyrightESA/Leonardo-Finmeccanica Image caption The drill aims to be able to go more than a metre below the lunar surfaceThe European Space Agency has signed a contract to build a prototype drill and chemistry lab that will be flown on a Russian mission to the Moon in 2021. Known as Prospect, the instrument package will be a key contribution to Moscow’s Luna-Resurs venture. The equipment will pull up sub-surface material and analyse it for the presence of water and other substances. The €8m (£10m) deal was signed at the Farnborough…

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