I can't wait to bowl at England on a fast pitch, Starc says

I can't wait to bowl at England on a fast pitch, Starc says

Posted November 24, 2017 21:27:02 Photo: Mitchell Starc says Australia will fancy its chances against England’s batsmen on a faster deck. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Test delicately poised after day two, with Smith, Marsh rescuing the Aussies Related Story: As it happened: Aussies restore order after day two at the Gabba Australian paceman Mitchell Starc has signalled his desire to get another crack at England’s batsmen on a faster wicket than the first Ashes Test deck at the Gabba. England has taken a cautious approach to the game, scoring…

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Uma Thurman indicates she was an alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein

Uma Thurman indicates she was an alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein

UMA Thurman has indicated she was an alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein. In an Instagram post today, Thurman wished people a Happy Thanksgiving before writing: “(Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators — I’m glad it’s going slowly — you don’t deserve a bullet) — stay tuned.” Included in the post was a picture of Thurman from Kill Bill: Volume 2, a film produced by Weinstein’s Miramax company. The post was liked over 25,000 times alone in the first hour by Thurman’s 555,000 followers and it was greeted with…

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Aussies put on notice to perform in the Ashes

Aussies put on notice to perform in the Ashes

Posted November 24, 2017 15:28:18 Photo:Australia’s selection of Tim Paine (L) and Shaun Marsh caused much discussion. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has reminded Australia’s Test squad there is pressure to perform in the Ashes after backing the contentious selections made for the series opener. The naming of middle order batsman Shaun Marsh and wicketkeeper Tim Paine in Australia’s XI, in addition to the axing of opener Matthew Renshaw, caused heated public debate last week, and discussion has not dissipated now the first Test in…

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The Navy's shipbuilding deal is more complicated and costly than it looks

The Navy's shipbuilding deal is more complicated and costly than it looks

Updated November 24, 2017 17:00:28 Photo: Australia’s patrol boats, including the Armidale Class (pictured), are to be replaced with a new fleet. (Supplied: Australian Defence Force) Related Story: Navy signs $3.5 billion deal to build offshore patrol fleet in WA and SA There are no shipwrights in the Australian Cabinet, but what knowledge the ministers lack in the process of cutting and welding steel is more than made up for by the legal, financial and political nous assembled around the table. It shows. Much massaging, slicing and dicing has gone…

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'Dark intensity and unflinching pen': David Rowe awarded political cartoonist of the year

'Dark intensity and unflinching pen': David Rowe awarded political cartoonist of the year

Updated November 24, 2017 15:37:12 Photo: David Rowe’s Hero cartoon drawn for the Museum of Australian Democracy’s 2017 Behind the Lines exhibition (David Rowe: Behind the Lines 2017) Drawing inspiration during dull periods in a race against daily deadlines is the toughest part of the job for Australian Financial Review cartoonist David Rowe. But an increasingly volatile political landscapes inside and outside Australia has left him rarely facing this challenge of late. His ability to powerfully, succinctly and humorously illustrate complex issues scored him the title of 2017 political cartoonist…

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