California firefighters gain ground after 800 buildings destroyed, one dead

California firefighters gain ground after 800 buildings destroyed, one dead

Updated December 10, 2017 09:30:45 Photo: Firefighters monitor the Thomas fire as it burns through Los Padres National Forest. (AP: Noah Berger) Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. Key points: A 70-year-old woman has died in a car on an evacuation route, and at least three people have been burned Most residents allowed to return home but authorities calling for new evacuations Retirement community, agricultural regions devastated But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly…

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Melbourne City claims A-League win as post-Tim Cahill life begins

Melbourne City claims A-League win as post-Tim Cahill life begins

Updated December 10, 2017 21:33:55 Photo: Ross McCormack was on target for City with its only goal in the win over the Mariners. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: Sky Blues celebrate Sydney Derby win, Jets snatch victory from Glory Ross McCormack has jumped to the top of the A-League scorers charts, claiming the only goal in Melbourne City’s 1-0 defeat of Central Coast Mariners in its first match since the exit of Tim Cahill. In the week after City tore up Cahill’s contract as the Socceroo sought more match time,…

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What we streamed in 2017: Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks and Orange is the New Black

What we streamed in 2017: Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks and Orange is the New Black

Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks and Orange is the New Black are among Australia’s most-streamed shows in 2017. But golden oldies such as Friends and Seinfeld continue to perform surprisingly well for local streaming platforms. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner accidentally reveals when the series will return Camera IconAussie audiences couldn’t get enough of Daenerys and her dragons. Picture: FoxtelPicture: SuppliedSince 2015, Australia’s use of streaming platforms has soared, and in the fast-changing world of SVOD, traditional ratings only paint part of the picture. We asked…

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Plastic planet

Plastic planet

Image copyrightGetty Images Marine life is facing “irreparable damage” from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned. “This is a planetary crisis… we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean,” UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC this week. But how does this happen, where is most at risk and what damage does this plastic actually do? Why is plastic problematic? Plastic as we know it has only really existed for the last 60-70 years, but…

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Tigers break drought, Horn stuns the world: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

Tigers break drought, Horn stuns the world: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

By Aaron Bryans Posted December 10, 2017 20:41:31 Related Story: From Sam to Simmons: Grandstand Radio’s 2017 year in review ABC Grandstand is celebrating a historic sporting year, combining audio highlights, interviews and expert discussion to re-visit 2017’s unforgettable moments and timeless memories. In the second half of Grandstand’s review of 2017 we dove into Richmond’s drought-breaking AFL premiership, the Australian women’s cricket team retaining the Ashes and Jeff Horn’s stunning WBO welterweight title win in Brisbane. AFL Photo: Richmond won its first flag since 1980 with victory over the…

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