MotoGP champ Hayden suffers brain damage in cycling accident

MotoGP champ Hayden suffers brain damage in cycling accident

Updated May 19, 2017 07:03:01 Photo: Hayden was struck by a car while training on his bicycle along Italy’s Adriatic coast. (Reuters: Benoit Tessier) Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has suffered severe brain damage and his condition is “extremely critical” after being hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, the American’s Honda World Superbike team has said. Honda quoted CesenaGCOs Maurizio Bufalini hospital as saying the 35-year-old had “a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage”. Doctors had placed the 2006 MotoGP champion, known as “The Kentucky Kid”,…

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Where a bowl of plain rice is a toddler's best treat

Where a bowl of plain rice is a toddler's best treat

Daniela’s eyes, peeking out between her pink woolen hat and surgical mask, drip tears of extreme pain. She can still feel the leg she had amputated a day earlier: a common syndrome known as “phantom limb.” Yet this life-changing loss, one that causes her to scream as the doctors change her dressing, was needless. But in today’s Venezuela, nothing can be relied upon. And so the doctors had to remove the cancerous leg of a 14-year-old girl to save the rest of her. So much of this crisis is human…

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Trump lashes out over special counsel appointment

Trump lashes out over special counsel appointment

“I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country,” Trump said at a luncheon with a group of television news anchors. “And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether it’s trade deals, whether it’s military, whether it’s stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country,” Trump said. The President also suggested that the investigation that will now be led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller was also…

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Barnett gives first "bizarre" speech

Barnett gives first "bizarre" speech

FORMER premier Colin Barnett has given his first expansive comments on the new Government since his election loss, telling parliament all the “preconditions” exist for another WA Inc.  In his first speech as the backbencher for Cottesloe since losing office, Mr Barnett took umbrage at Labor MP Ben Wyatt’s description of him during the campaign as a “despicable little man”. “This particular despicable little man is not finished yet,” he said. During the short speech to the Legislative Assembly Mr Barnett sketched his prominence in WA’s history as an economist, the…

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Are body standards in Australia's fashion industry up to scratch?

Are body standards in Australia's fashion industry up to scratch?

Posted May 18, 2017 18:21:30 Photo: The Butterfly Foundation estimates one in 24 Australians have an eating disorder. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Fit, active model photos hammer self esteem: research The who’s who of fashion have flooded into Sydney for Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week and while all eyes are on the designs, there are calls for more attention to be paid to the size and health of the models wearing them. Experts and advocates have raised concerns about Australia’s voluntary code of conduct, where the industry essentially self-regulates what size…

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