Aussie Dani Stevens wins silver in women's discus at world titles

Aussie Dani Stevens wins silver in women's discus at world titles

Posted August 14, 2017 06:48:50 Photo: Australia’s Dani Stevens capped a great series of throws with silver in the women’s discus at the world titles. (AP: Tim Ireland) Related Story: Comeback queen Sally Pearson wins world championship gold Dani Stevens has smashed the Australian record to claim the silver medal in the women’s discus at the world athletics championships in London. Stevens burst onto the global scene as a 21-year-old in Berlin back in 2009 when she became the youngest woman to win a world throwing title. The intervening eight…

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Survivor becomes a ‘game of love’

Survivor becomes a ‘game of love’

MELBOURNE ultra marathon runner Samantha Gash and former Australian Army special operations soldier Mark Wales have found love after leaving Australian Survivor. Following on from Lee Carseldine and El Rowland last year, the pair have started a relationship since returning home from Samoa where the show is filmed. The are now spending time together in Melbourne, where Gash is based. It was bitter sweet for the determined Gash — she got voted out on Sunday night after her Asaga tribe wanted to break up both her and Wales, who formed…

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Wrong house theory in shooting

Wrong house theory in shooting

POLICE believe a possible drive-by shooter may have targeted the wrong house. Detectives are calling for information about the incident in Carlisle Sunday morning. Two men woke about 6.50am to find a small round hole in a living room window of their Weston Street home. Bullets were on the ground nearby. media_cameraPolice examine a car near the scene of a shooting on Weston Street in Carlisle. Picture: Iain GillespieOne of the residents said he thought he heard thunder at the time of the incident. His house was one of two…

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Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Image copyrightMary Evans Picture Library Image caption Goldfish and their relatives have the ability to turn lactic acid into alcoholScientists have decoded the secrets behind a goldfish’s ability to survive in ice-covered lakes. They’ve worked out how and why the fish turn lactic acid in their bodies into alcohol, as a means of staying alive. Some goldfish were found to have levels well above legal drink-driving limits in many countries. The researchers say the work may help with the study of some alcohol impacts in humans. Scientists have known about…

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Dr G Yunupingu tributes flow at NIMAs; A.B. Original win best song

Dr G Yunupingu tributes flow at NIMAs; A.B. Original win best song

Updated August 13, 2017 13:29:01 Photo:Dr Yunupingu’s family from Elcho Island sang and performed traditional dances. (ABC News: Jacqueline Breen) Related Story: World-famous Indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu dies aged 46 Related Story: Gurrumul, Gawurra, Briggs big winners at NIMA concert Country singer Troy Cassar-Daley and hip hop duo A.B. Original were the big winners at last night’s National Indigenous Music Awards, which were dominated with tributes to the late musician Dr G Yunupingu. The crowd of thousands at the Darwin Amphitheatre stood for a moment’s silence for the late…

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