'Little world of art' proves the perfect distraction from cancer

'Little world of art' proves the perfect distraction from cancer

By Olivia Shead Posted September 22, 2017 07:25:12 Photo: It is the process, not the finished product that is most important for this new group of friends. (ABC News: Olivia Shead) Looking at the students of the Creative Arts Cottage in Sydney’s North, you would not know they were cancer patients and survivors. Some studiously paint, their eyes cast down in concentration, while others, handmade banana bread in hand, swap stories and a laugh. As a group they look physically well, but they all share the emotional burden of a…

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Tigers not worried about grand final favourites Crows, Hardwick says

Tigers not worried about grand final favourites Crows, Hardwick says

Posted September 24, 2017 09:17:57 Photo: Coach Damien Hardwick (L) says the Tigers have been waiting since round six to get revenge on Adelaide. (AAP: Julian Smith) Related Story: Tigers roar into grand final with seismic win over Giants Related Story: Will Trent Cotchin play in the grand final? The argument for and against Richmond might be the AFL grand final underdogs but the Tigers have no fear of Adelaide. Damien Hardwick’s men stormed into their first premiership decider since 1982 with a 36-point preliminary final win over Greater Western…

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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast

At least 10 people on the island have been confirmed killed by the storm, according to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s office. Much of the US commonwealth is without power and many residents are without running water. Officials have evacuated towns near the Guajataca River on the northwest part of the island, due to fears a dam could collapse. The National Hurricane Center warns the storm is marching toward the US East Coast. “It becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast next week,” the National…

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Perth teen arrested over train surfing

Perth teen arrested over train surfing

A TEENAGER has been arrested by transit guards after he was filmed clinging to the back windscreen of a moving train on the Joondalup line. The incident happened at around 4.30pm today, with motorists on the Mitchell Freeway filming the incident. The teenager allegedly boarded the train at Leederville and stayed on the back of the train until Glendalough Station. He was arrested at the Stirling Station a short time later. Trains on the Joondalup line can reach speeds of up to 90km/h. The Public Transport Authority is investigating the…

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First Nuffield Scholars Conference held in Darwin

First Nuffield Scholars Conference held in Darwin

Posted September 23, 2017 15:29:18 Photo: Adam Coffey was the 2016 winner of the Nuffield Scholarship. (ABC News: Stephanie Coombs) Producers in Northern Australia have had a chance to show off their best and unique industries with the first ever Nuffield Scholars Conference held in Darwin. Hundreds of scholars from across the globe travelled to the Top End to hear all about the potential, limitations and dreams for Northern Australia. Photo: Ashley Severin was the Northern Territory’s first Nuffield Scholar (ABC News) The Nuffield Scholar Foundation was launched in Britain…

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