Warner hails grit of Agar and Cummins against Bangladesh

Warner hails grit of Agar and Cummins against Bangladesh

Posted September 01, 2017 09:47:32 Photo: Cummins and Agar came in for particular praise from team vice-captain David Warner. (AP: AM Ahad) Related Story: Steve Smith disappointed to see young team making the same mistakes Related Story: Australia slumps to historic loss to Bangladesh in familiar fashion Australia remains a long way off conquering the subcontinent but in Pat Cummins and Ashton Agar, they have two young men with the mental fortitude needed to thrive. That is the assessment of vice-captain David Warner after Australia were humbled by a Bangladesh…

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Rate slump creates risky savers

Rate slump creates risky savers

FRUSTRATED first home savers and retirees risk playing a dangerous financial game as savings account interest rates sink to new lows. The latest Reserve Bank of Australia figures show that interest rates on term deposits, online savings accounts and cash management accounts have plunged 70-90 per cent in the past nine years. Savers should not expect a rebound soon, and some are turning to riskier forms of income that may derail their home deposit or income plans. This increases their chances of suffering short-term losses as global financial markets enter…

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Brand new album reviews

Brand new album reviews

Ready for some new music? LCD SOUNDSYSTEM American Dream (DFA Records/Columbia) Four stars Who do we thank for another LCD Soundsystem album? David Bowie. He challenged James Murphy to scare himself, get the old band back together and turn this sucker out. And it’s a win win for the world. 2017’s over-arching lyrical theme has been strength through vulnerability and Murphy begins their fourth studio album singing Oh Baby, a fragile song he made up while trying to soothe his newborn bub. “Oh baby, you’re having a bad dream here…

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Mum, baby ‘assaulted’ in Halls Head

Mum, baby ‘assaulted’ in Halls Head

POLICE are hunting a man who assaulted a young mum and her baby at a Halls Head apartment complex early Thursday morning. Police say the little girl has a burn as well as cuts to her body and a large welt on her head. She is being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital and is in a stable condition. Officers were called out to an apartment complex on Apollo Road at about 4.50am, where the 20-year-old Falcon woman and her baby daughter were staying. The mother suffered minor injuries to her…

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Crossbow bolt lands on cricket pitch during match

Crossbow bolt lands on cricket pitch during match

Posted September 01, 2017 07:00:07 Photo: The red and yellow bolt prompted 1,000 people to be evacuated from the cricket pitch. (Twitter: Middlesex Cricket) Players and spectators at a major London sports stadium have been told to take cover after a metal-tipped arrow was shot onto the cricket field. County cricket side Surrey was playing Middlesex at the Oval when the arrow landed just near the pitch, prompting more than 1,000 spectators to be evacuated by police. BBC Commentator Kevin Hand said the players quickly left the field. “Everyone was…

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