Motorsport showdown on the streets of Montreal

Motorsport showdown on the streets of Montreal

Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi is aiming to dethrone reigning champion Sebastien Buemi as the 2016-17 season reaches it’s climax in Montreal this weekend. Di Grassi trails his arch rival by 10 points (147 points plays 157) but the pair remain poles apart when it comes to their opinions on one another off the track. Twelve months on from their controversial crash in the final race of the 2015-16 championship at London’s Battersea Park, Buemi and di Grassi refuse to agree on who was to blame for the collision. A…

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Twain to star in Travolta movie

Twain to star in Travolta movie

FOR two decades her hits have peppered film and TV soundtracks. But now it’s Shania Twain’s turn to appear in front of the cameras. The Sun reports that the world’s best-selling female country star is launching an acting career, with her first film role alongside John Travolta in his upcoming action flick Trading Paint. “Shania is one of the world’s best songwriters and has no problems feeling and connecting with emotions,” a source said. “Until now she has expressed that in her songs but she is ready for a new…

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Bali prison escapee offers interview online

Bali prison escapee offers interview online

A FACEBOOK user claiming to be the WA man, who escaped from a Bali jail last month, has posted on social media offering his first telephone interview while on the run from authorities. A message was posted to the page believed to be Shaun Davidson’s at 2am this morning asking media to email him and make a financial offer for an interview and if he liked the offer he would send through questions or a counter offer. The post also asked media to send through the name of the news…

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Why are WA's health costs so high?

Why are WA's health costs so high?

Posted July 30, 2017 08:46:48 Western Australia’s health costs have tripled over the past decade, adding to the State Government’s significant budget woes and prompting a system-wide review of spending. Reducing the rate of growth in the health sector will be a monumental challenge for the Government, particularly given WA’s hospitals are more expensive than those in other states. But why are health costs so high in WA and what can be done about it? How much is our geography to blame? One of the reasons for WA’s elevated health…

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Dollar flying but for how long?

Dollar flying but for how long?

TRAVELLERS heading overseas are enjoying a financial windfall as the Australian dollar defies forecasts to trade near US80c, but anyone hoping for a return to the one-for-one parity of four years ago should not hold their breath. Economists say our dollar is much more likely to head lower from its current levels, and weaker-than-expected inflation figures released last week are adding to the downward pressure. The Aussie rose to US$1.11 in 2011 and was still trading above US$1 in mid-2013. It then sunk to below US69c early last year but…

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