Music playlist inspired by Nine’s stars

Music playlist inspired by Nine’s stars

BACK in the days of cassettes, making a mixtape of your favourite songs was technically illegal. Waiting patiently for your favourite song to come on the radio, hoping the DJ wouldn’t talk over the top of it, to press record and compile the top 40 to your personal taste was a rite of passage for any music fan in the 1980s. Those cassettes you shared with friends and family or played repeatedly until the tape unravelled and snapped offered hours of musical enjoyment even as they breached copyright law. Fast…

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Shop owner takes on thieves

Shop owner takes on thieves

THE concept of would-be thieves getting more than they bargained for is not a completely new one – but it’s unlikely you’ve seen it like this before. Incredible CCTV captured the moment a clerk at the A Plus One Convenience Store in Calgary fought back against two axe-wielding masked robbers…and it has to be seen to be believed. The worker – Nisar Ahmed – initially starts out trying to fend off the intruders behind the counter with a small plastic stool. But things escalate quickly and the trio are soon…

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Ties, tobacco and tributes: A history of Father's Day

Ties, tobacco and tributes: A history of Father's Day

Posted September 03, 2017 07:00:00 Photo: Although it began to honour a dad, Father’s Day gained popularity through commercialism. Related Story: History of Mother’s Day: From campaigns for peace to family reunions It’s Father’s Day today — the first Sunday of September, when we honour the fathers and father figures in our lives. You might have treated your dad to breakfast in bed this morning or gifted him some socks and jocks. But do you know how this tradition came about? The history of a day honouring fathers can be…

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Turnbull renews GST 'floor' promise, but doesn't say when it will happen

Turnbull renews GST 'floor' promise, but doesn't say when it will happen

Updated September 02, 2017 15:33:57 Photo: Malcolm Turnbull says he was the first Prime Minister to acknowledge WA’s raw deal on GST. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tried to reclaim the higher ground in the GST debate, again claiming his party is the only one promising an ongoing solution. It was one year ago when Mr Turnbull told the Liberal Party faithful he would introduce a GST “floor” to ensure the state gets a better deal. At the annual WA Liberal Party State conference today he…

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This is the world's tallest sandcastle

This is the world's tallest sandcastle

Updated September 02, 2017 12:03:16 Photo: The sculpture includes a sandy replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza and the grave of Elvis Presley. (Reuters: Wolfgang Rattay) Related Story: Brisbane sculptor to bring monsters to life with 10 tonnes of sand Related Story: Princesses and pirates sculptures decorate Port Noarlunga Using almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors have built a 16.68-metre tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle. The team spent more than three weeks in the western German city…

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