Aussie Mitchell second at Mexico's Big Wave despite broken sternum

Aussie Mitchell second at Mexico's Big Wave despite broken sternum

Posted August 01, 2017 19:20:09 Video: World Surf League scores big in Mexico (ABC News) Australian surfer Jamie Mitchell has pushed through the pain of a broken sternum to place second at the World Surf League’s Big Wave event at Mexico’s famed Puerto Escondido. Mitchell sustained the injury after being speared by his own board while practising for the event at the same break just over a fortnight ago. At the time, Mitchell told Tracks Magazine the wipe-out and resulting injury was the “closest one I’ve come to thinking, ‘if…

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Perth Stadium rolls out hybrid ‘Frankenturf’

Perth Stadium rolls out hybrid ‘Frankenturf’

IF FANS at Perth Stadium really want to be pedantic, they’ll insist that any opening batsman or half back flank claiming a “home turf advantage” hails from Serpentine. That’s where 18,000sqm of grass was painstakingly planted, grown and harvested from yesterday for installation at the Burswood stadium ahead of its opening next year. It was a big and complex operation that started at Greenacres Turf Group’s farm, WA’s biggest, about 77km south of Perth nearly two years ago. In a state-of-the art turf system demanded by modern stadium operators and…

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Alaska-bound Indigenous health workers to 'share knowledge' of hep B

Alaska-bound Indigenous health workers to 'share knowledge' of hep B

Posted August 02, 2017 09:33:35 Photo:Sarah Bukulatjpi, Roslyn Dhurrkay and George Gurruwiwi in Darwin ahead of their trip to Alaska. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) Three Indigenous health workers from a remote island community will leave the Northern Territory for the first time to speak at a hepatitis B conference in Alaska. The trio, Sarah Bukulatjpi, George Gurruwiwi and Roslyn Dhurrkay, work in the community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island where they screen, treat and educate people about hep B. In Northern Australia, between 10 and 20 per cent of the…

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Suicide bombers kill dozens during prayers

Suicide bombers kill dozens during prayers

Story highlights One bomber fired on worshippers before blowing himself up, police spokesman says It’s not immediately clear who was behind the attack on a Shiite mosque in Herat Another 64 people were wounded, said Jelani Farhad, the Herat provincial spokesman. The blasts took place during evening prayers. The attack started when one suicide bomber began firing on worshippers inside the mosque before blowing himself up, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, spokesman for the police chief. “Two attackers entered the mosque and started shooting and throwing grenades at people,” Mohammad Adi,…

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States scurry to reform retirement villages and ward off federal intervention

States scurry to reform retirement villages and ward off federal intervention

In Western Australia the state’s watchdog, Consumer Protection, has set up a special investigation unit to examine contracts and exit fees in the scandal-ridden retirement village sector to see if they breach the Australian Consumer Law. It is the latest in a long line of state regulatory bodies and governments scrambling to clean up a sector that has been crying out for reform for decades. Play VideoDon’t Play Young Australians’ home loan hangover Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide ‘They will squeeze every dollar out of … ‘They will squeeze every…

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