Relaxed Bancroft more ready than ever for a Test debut

Relaxed Bancroft more ready than ever for a Test debut

Updated November 17, 2017 22:20:52 Photo: Cameron Bancroft’s Shield form has been too good for the selectors to ignore. (AAP: Richard Wainwright) Cameron Bancroft has been in this position before. He was strongly tipped to make his Test debut when called up to Australia’s squad for the 2015 tour of Bangladesh. His inclusion was off the back of an outstanding Sheffield Shield season where he was the third-highest run scorer with 896 at an average of 47, including a best of 211. However, the Bangladesh tour was later cancelled because…

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More than skin deep: The stories behind religious tattoos

More than skin deep: The stories behind religious tattoos

Posted November 18, 2017 07:30:00 Photo: The Reverend Fie Marino plans to undergo a full body tattoo next year. (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Related Link: Religious Tattoos Not Just Skin Deep Uniting Church minister Fie Marino was 16 years old when he received his first tattoo. He was with his three brothers, and as the eldest, it was his duty to go first. Mr Marino tried not to reveal his pain; a difficult task considering his tattoo was done in the traditional Samoan way — with ink hammered into his…

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Arts charity leader passionate about cultural rights named Tasmanian Australian of the Year

Arts charity leader passionate about cultural rights named Tasmanian Australian of the Year

Posted November 17, 2017 18:34:23 Photo: Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Scott Rankin, says cultural rights are his passion. (ABC News: Aneeta Bhole) Theatre director, writer and arts charity leader Scott Rankin has been named 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. The acclaimed Tasmanian creative was recognised for his work establishing Big hART, a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice. Rankin was awarded the prestigious title by the Governor of Tasmania, Kate Warner, at Government House in Hobart. Rankin said he was feeling humbled by the…

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Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

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Cryptocurrency being used to raise money for bail fund

Cryptocurrency being used to raise money for bail fund

Updated November 17, 2017 20:23:26 Photo: The app that mines the cryptocurrency is unobtrusive and costs volunteers next to nothing to participate. (ABC News: Jean Edwards) A new project in the United States is seeking to raise funds for people unable to afford bail using an unconventional platform — cryptocurrencies. The project, known as Bail Bloc, encourages volunteers to install an app on their computer where a cryptocurrency quietly accumulates using spare processing power. Bail Bloc co-creator Maya Binyam said it is a project to help tens of thousands of…

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