Ryder Cup: Europe cuts US lead

Ryder Cup: Europe cuts US lead

Darren Clarke’s defending champions battled back from the ignominy of a 4-0 whitewash in the morning foursomes matches at Hazeltine to end the opening day of the team contest just two points behind after rallying in the fourballs contests. It was the first time the Americans had swept the opening session of the biennial competition since 1975 — and any session since 1981. However, the European team has won six of the last seven titles despite not having won the opening session since 2006. Nonetheless, US captain Davis Love III…

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Netflix goes down, Twitter blows up

Netflix goes down, Twitter blows up

Saturday bingewatchers were put on hold when Netflix experienced a massive outage. Issues began just before 3 pm ET and lasted about three hours. And during the outage, users took to Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) to air their complaints. Downdetector — which monitors outage complaints online — reported more than 13,000 posts from users all over the world Saturday afternoon. It was problematic timing for the streaming service, which posted a slate of new movies and TV shows on Saturday — including a few crowd favorites like “A Cinderella Story,” “Ferris…

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Mine tax on table as Grylls fires up

Mine tax on table as Grylls fires up

SO, WHAT will the cost of political power be at next year’s state election? In 2008, the cost for Colin Barnett and his Liberals was having to agree to National Party leader Brendon Grylls’ $1 billion-a-year spend in the bush, the Royalties for Regions scheme. Next year could well see Barnett again doing a contentious multi-billion dollar deal with Grylls to retain government — this time backing the Nationals’ plan for a $5 a tonne tax on mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. media_cameraJoe Spagnolo And the same could…

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Cometti's perfection is in the preparation (The West Australian)

Cometti's perfection is in the preparation (The West Australian)

Nick Rynne –The West Australianon October 1, 2016, 12:30 am Dennis Cometti will wake up this morning and have breakfast with his wife Velia at their regular Melbourne hotel. He will watch a bit of the pre-game coverage, as he does every grand final day, read the morning papers and when the time is right he will dress and call his friend Raj Kusampudi, who has driven him to and from the MCG for a decade. If all goes according to plan, there will be no indication that today Cometti…

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Croc shooed away with a thong: Brazen encounter sparks fears in Top End

Croc shooed away with a thong: Brazen encounter sparks fears in Top End

Posted October 02, 2016 08:16:10 Video: Tourists risk crocodile attack at Cahill’s Crossing (ABC News) Related Story: Wanted: someone willing to take 250 crocodiles from NT Government, BYO truck Related Story: How Darwin’s iconic five-metre croc Sweetheart got stuffed It is the style of indignant swatting that would be more appropriately directed at a mosquito, not an apex predator. Local crocodile enthusiast Lyndon Anlezark captured a shocking confrontation between a woman, a dog and a large saltwater crocodile at Cahills Crossing on the East Alligator River, in Kakadu National Park…

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