Former defence minister paddles backwards on Adelaide shipyard

Former defence minister paddles backwards on Adelaide shipyard

Updated September 16, 2017 00:09:38 Video: Former defence minister calls for Australian role in ship manufacturing (Photo: Australian Navy) (ABC News) Related Story: Defence tells foreign bidders no need to work with Australian shipbuilders Related Story: ‘Made in Australia’ warships will cost more, take longer, companies told Former defence minister David Johnson, who once declared he would not trust government shipyard ASC to “build a canoe”, now believes the Adelaide-based company should play a major role in the construction of Australia’s most high-tech warships. In 2014, Mr Johnston could not…

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Day hits eagle, then hole-in-one, but still can't catch on-fire Leishman

Day hits eagle, then hole-in-one, but still can't catch on-fire Leishman

Posted September 16, 2017 09:20:10 Photo: Jason Day hit an eagle, then an ace, in consecutive holes to surge up the leaderboard. (AP: Nam Y Huh) Jason Day has produced a stunning hole-in-one to surge to second spot midway through the second round of the BMW Championship, but even that was not enough to haul in compatriot Marc Leishman. World number nine Day aced the 189-yard par-three 17th at Conway Farms in Chicago en route to a 6-under-par 65. Day’s 13-under total leaves him with a share of second place…

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Volunteers rescue thousands of books from Mosul library destroyed by IS

Volunteers rescue thousands of books from Mosul library destroyed by IS

Posted September 15, 2017 19:16:27 Photo: Volunteers help carry out books from the Mosul library destroyed by Islamic State. (Supplied: Ali Al-Baroodi) It was a reading festival. But this is Mosul, and until a few months ago it was crawling with Islamic State militants. They occupied the city’s university library, where last week festival-goers celebrated a rich culture and donated books. The volunteer effort to save what was left of Mosul University library after it was destroyed by IS has renewed hope for the city after more than two years…

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Court dumped by Cottesloe tennis club

Court dumped by Cottesloe tennis club

TENNIS legend Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that turfed her out as a patron this week, saying she is being silenced for her views on same-sex marriage. Despite being dumped by Cottesloe Tennis Club, Mrs Court remained defiant, accusing the LGBTQI community of wanting to “destroy marriage”. Mrs Court said she was disappointed the tennis club had dumped her as vice-patron, saying the move was “politically motivated”. “I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she said….

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White House: Military options are 'effective and overwhelming'

White House: Military options are 'effective and overwhelming'

Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force installation outside Washington, Trump declared that American military options were robust should they be required to respond to threats from Pyongyang. “After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming,” Trump said inside an airplane hanger, surrounded by US airmen and with a looming stealth bomber positioned behind him. “America and our allies will never be intimidated,” Trump said. “We will defend our people, our…

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