Former England captain Boycott sorry for 'unacceptable' West Indies remarks

Former England captain Boycott sorry for 'unacceptable' West Indies remarks

Updated August 23, 2017 16:44:50 Former England captain and BBC cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott has apologised for making an allegedly racist comment while discussing knighthoods handed out to West Indies cricketers. British newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that the 76-year-old Boycott said he would need to “black my face” to get a knighthood after seeing the honor handed out like “confetti” to West Indies greats such as Viv Richards, Garfield Sobers and Curtly Ambrose. Boycott responded to the newspaper article by tweeting that what he said was “unacceptable,” adding: “I…

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US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed

US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed

Ten sailors assigned to the ship were missing following the accident, and the Navy has reported that “some” remains have been recovered, Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday. Swift will be in Japan today to meet 7th Fleet commanders and families from the affected warship. US Navy and Marine Corps divers found the remains in the sealed compartments aboard the McCain after it docked at a naval base in Singapore, said Swift. US military divers continue to search the flooded areas of the McCain. The…

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One in five SA childcare centres awaiting quality checks

One in five SA childcare centres awaiting quality checks

Posted August 23, 2017 13:42:42 Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has fired a broadside at the South Australian Government, accusing it of failing to ensure childcare centres across the state are up to scratch. Labor has defended its record, placing the blame on federal cuts, but Senator Birmingham said as many as one in five childcare and early education centres have not been quality assessed. “The State Government is just not doing its basic job,” he told ABC Radio Adelaide. “[It should] get out there, ensure those centres are assessed,…

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Designing the perfect house to treat insomnia

Designing the perfect house to treat insomnia

Posted August 23, 2017 10:32:56 Photo: “It’s changed my life.” Brett Lockwood says the extension has allowed him to sleep longer. (ABC RN: Michael Mackenzie) Related Story: Sleep problems, anxiety and depression — it goes both ways Related Story: Natural sleep aids: Tackling insomnia without drugs For 50 of his 61 years, Brett Lockwood has kept odd hours. He rarely sleeps before 3:00am and the slightest human sound can jolt him fully awake. So when Brett and his partner Jennifer started planning house extensions on their California-style bungalow in Brunswick,…

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'It's a disgrace': Labor sells access to WA Government ministers

'It's a disgrace': Labor sells access to WA Government ministers

Posted August 23, 2017 07:34:33 WA Labor is selling access to new Cabinet ministers — including Premier Mark McGowan — for $6,000 per head. The party has issued “exclusive” invitations for its Business Engagement Program this Friday, ahead of its state conference at the weekend. “Our exclusive business program provides the opportunity to discuss matters of interest with the entire WA Labor Cabinet,” the invitation states. “The program will feature an address by the Premier, Mark McGowan and will be attended by all Ministers of the McGowan Labor Government. “Tickets…

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