Unseeded Sloane Stephens wins US Open for first major title

Unseeded Sloane Stephens wins US Open for first major title

Stephens, who has jumped more than 900 spots in the world rankings in a month, is now a grand slam champion, winning the US Open 6-3, 6-0 against No. 15 seed and fellow American Madison Keys at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York. This was only the seventh time in the Open Era, and the second time at the US Open, that two first-time finalists have faced off in a grand slam final. This also was the first all-American US Open final since 2002, when Serena Williams defeated Venus…

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Neighbours woken by horror crash

Neighbours woken by horror crash

FOOTAGE has emerged of the seconds leading up to a horror Perth car crash that put seven teenage girls in hospital in the early hours of this morning. The silver Ford sedan containing the seven teenagers accelerated away from police on Albany Highway in East Victoria Park just after 2.30am, before slamming into a parked car and then a tree. The CCTV footage captures both the speeding Ford and police in pursuit – but also a sickening bang as the car came to a destructive halt. The impact was so…

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Claire Cenin graduated six years ago and is still looking for a job

Claire Cenin graduated six years ago and is still looking for a job

Posted September 10, 2017 08:08:59 Photo: Claire Cenin says many employers put the hiring a person with disabilities in the too-hard basket. (Supplied: Rachel Vasicek) Related Story: Disability advocates fight for equal access to Hobart’s Parliament Square For most young people who go to university, the aim is to study, graduate and, with a bit of effort and luck, get a job within a year or two. For Claire Cenin, the six years since she graduated have been a lot more frustrating. “I didn’t think I was going to get…

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Hot Stuff the Clown says future is bleak for his kind thanks to It reboot

Hot Stuff the Clown says future is bleak for his kind thanks to It reboot

Updated September 09, 2017 10:32:44 Photo: Alan Sloggett says he now gets few bookings as Hot Stuff the Clown. (Supplied) Related Story: Afraid of clowns? Probably don’t see the It remake Related Story: Why do we find clowns so creepy? A Melbourne children’s performer fears the remake of horror film It will permanently damage the reputation of clowns. Argentine director Andres Muschietti’s new adaptation of the Stephen King novel, featuring Bill Skarsgard as the evil clown Pennywise, opened in Australian cinemas on Thursday. Alan Sloggett, who has been performing as…

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Nationals call on Government to scrap renewable energy subsidies

Nationals call on Government to scrap renewable energy subsidies

Updated September 09, 2017 19:36:36 The National Party has used its federal conference in Canberra to call on the Federal Government to eliminate subsidies for renewable energy. The plan involves freezing subsidies at their current levels for 12 months, then phasing them out entirely over five years. Former Nationals senator Ron Boswell spoke passionately in favour of the motion before it passed. “Please don’t reject this, because the message that it sends out is the National Party is pro-renewable energy, and it isn’t,” he told members. But some Nationals spoke…

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