‘I miss him a lot when I see other dads’

‘I miss him a lot when I see other dads’

THE family of late West Coast great Chris Mainwaring will scatter his ashes a decade after his shock death and will then remember their champion with a private memorial. Mainwaring, an Eagles superstar and later a prominent Perth television identity, was found dead aged 41 on October 1, 2007. A Coroner’s report found that he had died after a seizure caused by a cocaine overdose. media_cameraRani Mainwaring with children Maddy and Zac. Picture: Nic Ellis His wife Rani — in an exclusive interview for Channel 7’s Today Tonight alongside their…

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'World's biggest' battery halfway complete, Musk says

'World's biggest' battery halfway complete, Musk says

Updated September 29, 2017 23:41:08 Photo: Elon Musk joked the two-month construction period was shorter than a kitchen renovation. (ABC News: Andrew Burch) Tesla boss Elon Musk has held a party in South Australia’s mid-north to mark the halfway point of construction of the world’s most powerful lithium ion battery. Key points: Elon Musk made the announcement from a marquee overlooking the battery array in Jamestown SA Premier Jay Weatherill said the event was a celebration of how far the state has come, one year on from the statewide blackout…

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Catalonia on collision course with Spain

Catalonia on collision course with Spain

On Friday, Joan Maria Piqué, international communications director for the government of Catalonia, told CNN that police entered the offices of a company that works for Google to execute the Catalonia high court order to delete the “On Votar 1-Oct” app and that some people were held for a few hours. Google also was ordered to block other future applications put forward by the developer, which had used an email that includes the vote’s date. A Google spokesperson told CNN that Google doesn’t have an office in Barcelona and no…

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Breaking the menstrual taboo that still holds women back

Breaking the menstrual taboo that still holds women back

When Kiran Gandhi was in the final hours of preparation for her first London Marathon, she had a realisation many women will be familiar with: I’m about to get my period at a really inconvenient time. “I remember evaluating my options: a pad wouldn’t really be ideal — chafing is a real issue on a marathon course, and no man I know would run would put cotton between his balls and run 26 miles,” Ms Gandhi told ABC podcast Ladies, We Need To Talk about her 2015 run. “I didn’t…

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Barnesy’s incredible screamathon

Barnesy’s incredible screamathon

IF you thought Jimmy Barnes’ powerful lungs were enough to jolt you out of your seat at a gig, wait until you hear his warm-up. The revered Australian rocker has given fans a rare glimpse of his pre-gig screamathon as he launches the second instalment of his memoirs, Working Class Man. The sequel to the best-selling Working Class Boy charts the rise of Cold Chisel and his solo career and the damage wrought by his sex, drugs and rock’n’roll life on himself and his family. In the preface to the…

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