Without guards boxers 'more protective of their head'

Without guards boxers 'more protective of their head'

Posted April 04, 2017 19:00:32 Photo: First rule of boxing is have your hands up to protect your head. (Reuters: Murad Sezer) Elite male boxers will fight at this week’s national championships without head guards, while all other competitors will don the safety gear after an exemption was granted under state law. The decision comes as amateur boxing’s world governing body has decided against implementing a proposed ban on use of head guards for competitors of all grades from next year, while it awaits more evidence about the prevalence of…

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US entertainer apologises after backlash over kangaroo stunt

US entertainer apologises after backlash over kangaroo stunt

Posted April 04, 2017 11:56:50 External Link: Phone footage showed the kangaroo on stage with Mike Epps and others US actor, comedian and rapper Mike Epps has apologised after he brought a kangaroo on stage during a show in Detroit. In a video of the Friday night event, Epps can be seen holding the animal’s harness and pulling on its leash. External Link: Whyyyy did they bring the kangaroo on stage at Mike Epps show A man is then seen picking up the animal and carrying it around the stage….

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RBA governor Philip Lowe blames lax lending, tax concessions for house prices

RBA governor Philip Lowe blames lax lending, tax concessions for house prices

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has intervened in the debate over tax before the budget, blaming the tax arrangements for property investors as well as lax bank lending standards for the explosion in Sydney and Melbourne home prices. In remarks addressed to a private dinner between Reserve Bank board members and the Melbourne business community to which television cameras had been invited, Governor Lowe said too many loans were being made “where the borrower has the skinniest of income buffers”. Play VideoDon’t Play Why small businesses are in trouble Play…

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School funding fight likely to drag on until June

School funding fight likely to drag on until June

Posted April 04, 2017 19:54:14 The fight between the Commonwealth and the states over school funding looks set to drag on until the middle of the year. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham will meet his state and territory counterparts on Friday, but will not release details of funding plans at that meeting. Senator Birmingham has requested an extra meeting instead, to be held in the lead-up to the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting scheduled for June. He said he had always maintained school funding would be dealt with…

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Thompson gaffe unavoidable with golf's archaic rules

Thompson gaffe unavoidable with golf's archaic rules

By Mark Douglass Updated April 04, 2017 19:26:03 Video: Lexi Thompson was notified of her penalty between the 12th and 13th holes of the last round (ABC News) Related Story: Thompson robbed of LPGA major title after TV viewer dobs her in for third-round violation Related Story: Lexi Thompson taking three weeks off after LPGA major debacle Feel sorry for Lexi Thompson? Sure, but spare a thought for Sue Witters, the LPGA official given the rather unpleasant task of turning the first women’s major of the year on its head….

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