All you have to do is turn a page, right?

All you have to do is turn a page, right?

Updated September 17, 2017 09:45:43 Photo: Robert Titterton has been page turning for the Omega Ensemble for four years. (ABC Radio Sydney: Amanda Hoh) By day, Robert Titterton is turning pages of contracts and reading through fine print as a lawyer with the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. In his spare time though he dons a tuxedo to go on stage beside pianist Maria Raspopova — not as a musician but as her page turner. “It’s a terrifying job if you don’t really read music,” he said. “I’m…

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Is it time for the Fed to shrink its $US4.5 trillion balance sheet?

Is it time for the Fed to shrink its $US4.5 trillion balance sheet?

Updated September 17, 2017 14:09:17 Photo: Will Wall Street throw another taper tantrum aft the Fed meeting this week? (Reuters: Carlo Allegri) Putting to one side all sorts of worrying messages about risk, Wall Street ploughed on to a record close on Friday and raised the prospects of a solid start to the week for the ASX as well. Markets on Friday’s close: ASX SPI 200 futures +0.3pc at 5,708, ASX 200 [Friday’s close] -0.8pc at 5,695 AUD: 80.01 US cents, 66.98 euro cents, 58.86 British pence, 88.65 Japanese yen,…

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Kayakers break the rules

Kayakers break the rules

TWO men have risked their lives and their bank balances by paddling too close to a southern right whale and her calf off Hillarys. Drone footage shot this morning shows one of the men drifting over the adult whale in his pink kayak. The adult whale then lifts her tail flukes to the surface and appears to touch the man’s kayak. media_cameraTwo men have risked their lives and their bank balances by paddling too close to a southern right whale and her calf off Hillarys. Picture: Michael Mccormick Michael Mccormick,…

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How a WWI Victoria Cross recipient inspired a NSW town

How a WWI Victoria Cross recipient inspired a NSW town

Posted September 18, 2017 07:08:29 Photo: Patrick ‘Paddy’ Bugden posthumously received the Victoria Cross for his bravery during World War I in Belgium. (Supplied: Alstonville RSL Sub Branch) In the midst of thick machine gun fire, Private Patrick ‘Paddy’ Bugden carried five wounded soldiers to safety and rescued a corporal by killing his captors with a bayonet. Audio: The town of Alstonville remembers Patrick Bugden (ABC News) His actions earned him Australia’s highest honour for bravery in battle, the Victoria Cross, but it was awarded posthumously when the 20-year-old lost…

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Survivor blindsided in shock knockout

Survivor blindsided in shock knockout

THE super fans loved the way Perth photographer Jarrad Seng played the game of Australian Survivor but that way wasn’t enough to save him on the show. Seng — who played a clever, subtle game — was voted out of the Channel 10 reality show, in somewhat of a traditional blind side. He is now the first member of the jury, who will decide who wins the $500,000. Going into the tribal council, Seng, 29, thought he was safe, but then got doubts after it became apparent there was going…

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