A 15-goal flogging can be a valuable lesson

Loading This may be true, but the rule will simply create a raft of new problems, and more particularly, exacerbate glaring issues that are quickly characterising younger generations. From my experience as an educator of young adults in their late teens and early 20s, too many lack resilience. They’re more fragile than ever. Failing is too often treated as a reason to give up rather than just a bump in the road. The problem, or course, is that they view failure, or even something like a 15-goal flogging, without perspective.…

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Liam Hemsworth shocks newlywed bride

Katie and Shane, from the United Kingdom, had just tied the knot on the Gold Coast when they stopped into the Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club for a drink with their family and friends last month. The room filled with clapping and cheers as they entered, then Katie’s sister pointed out the Hunger Games star sitting at a table in the corner of the room, according to the couple’s wedding photographer, Kirk Willcox. Mr Willcox said Hemsworth was enjoying a drink with a friend by the window and…

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Axe set to fall on Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis for Australia’s ODI tour of India

Maxwell has not played at the top levels since taking time out of the game citing mental health concerns during the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. He will return to the domestic ranks for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. Loading Selectors have been strongly considering Labuschagne as a potential one-day international player as they begin long-range plans for the 2023 World Cup to be staged in India. If Labuschagne is named in the touring party it would cap a massive few months for Australian cricket’s newest star. The…

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Claremont victim seen leaning into a car

Former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards, 51, maintains he did not murder the 27-year-old solicitor in March 1997, and 18-year-old secretary Sarah Spiers and 23-year-old childcare worker Jane Rimmer in 1996. Several people saw Ms Glennon walking alone down Stirling Highway on the night she went missing, minutes after she left colleagues at the Continental Hotel. Susan Robinson testified on Monday that something made her look twice as she and her husband drove past, saying she saw a slight-built woman leaning towards a light coloured vehicle “talking to somebody”. Denis…

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Melbourne United struggle early before blowing out the Illawarra Hawks

Captain Chris Goulding also had fans looking away after he dislocated one of his fingers and had it put back in before returning and knocking down some late baskets. Loading The past week has been a struggle for United after Sydney Kings gave them a thrashing at Melbourne Arena on Saturday night. Monday’s win wasn’t too convincing considering the Hawks have been struggling lately with LaMelo Ball and David Andersen out. “Dean [Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman] was on us pretty hard after the tough loss to Sydney the other night,…

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Government dumps key plank of budget strategy

This year’s expected surplus, which would be the first in 11 years, has been downgraded from $7.1 billion to $5 billion. Bigger downgrades have been made further out, with revenues in 2021 and 2022 both cut by more than $13 billion. Since coming to office, the government’s fiscal policy has included a promise to deliver surpluses of at least 1 per cent of GDP “as soon as possible”. It is now pledging to build “sustainable” surpluses of 1 per cent of GDP “when economic circumstances permit to build resilience and…

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Treasurer slammed over faltering economy

Appearing on ABC’s 7.30 on Monday evening, the Treasurer was accused of “recklessness” for maintaining that a surplus will be delivered next year. In her opening question, host Leigh Sales said: “There are downgrade forecasts everywhere you look. Every sign points to a struggling economy. How is it not reckless to cling to your surplus-at-all-costs mentality?” Mr Frydenberg replied: “Just to correct the record there for you, Leigh, these numbers show that the participation rate is better than what was forecast at budget, the public final demand, which is government…

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Zerafa loses his cool as fighting talk turns nasty

For both men the consequences of this fight are immense. Horn admits that he was underprepared when he moved up from the welterweight division to challenge the bigger, taller, more powerful Zerafa in the first fight. But should he lose this time then his career could conceivably be over. If Zerafa succumbs in this rematch then his dreams of big-money overseas paydays and world title fights will disappear at least in the short term. Promoter Dean Lonergan described the bout as “one of the most significant domestic fights in a very…

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How Sydney Thunder’s Alex Ross became known as the ‘sweepologist’

Heading into his first season with the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday, Ross said it was these years in hockey that forged the sweep shot he is known for today. “I stopped playing [rugby] and my sister at the time had just taken up hockey as her sport of choice,” he said. “I went along and watched, was bored and picked up a stick and went to the back ovals, and just hit balls for fun.” “One of the coaches walked over and said, ‘Do you want to play?’ and so…

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