Melbourne Demons v Adelaide Crows

That Petracca was a lone hand at times at stoppages was not such a concern as the Demons try to balance their numbers around the ball this season after they sent a crowd to every contest in 2019 only to be left wanting when the football went into space. The addition of Ed Langdon and Adam Tomlinson to run up and down the wings will help as will the drafting of livewire Kysaiah Pickett who thrilled the crowd with a two-minute glimpse of what he might provide inside 50. Already…

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Universities put major construction projects on ice amid coronavirus financial blow

“Who builds buildings? That’s tradespeople. There’s a whole industry sitting around building our facilities. In one of the cases that we have got, one of our universities is starting a major science precinct … They are slowing that down while they work out what the economic impact [of the travel ban] will be.” One university is understood to be considering postponing a project worth more than $150 million, expecting the saving could match the revenue lost this semester. In 2017, the most recent year for which comprehensive national data is…

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Crime queen’s new mystery

And she’s totally okay with that. The lawyer-turned-writer moved here eight years ago and while she will likely never soften her Galway burr, she says she finally feels like Australia is her home. As she prepares to release her third crime novel this week — The Good Turn, starring her popular detective Cormac Reilly — McTiernan says she has embraced the Aussie culture. “If you’d asked me a few years ago, I would have hesitated on the question of whether I feel like Australia is home,” the mother-of-two tells the…

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AFLW Western Bulldogs v Carlton Blues

Young Blue Madison Prespakis was typically busy through the midfield and arguably best afield with 24 touches. She is often tagged but this seems to make no difference to last year’s Rising Star winner. Her thirst for the ball was again on show, with 12 touches to half-time, seven of which were contested. Her well-weighted kick late in the final term allowed Georgia Gee to boot her third goal – and secure victory. The Bulldogs were dealt a major blow in the first term when they lost midfielder Angelica Gogos…

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Your chance to meet the stars of Gogglebox

News Corp Australia and Foxtel are giving readers the chance to win their way to party with the Lifestyle TV stars at an evening with some of the cast of the Logie-winning series. The couch commentators who will pull on their glad rags and get off the lounge for this special night will also include the Delpechitra family and Lebanese Australias Matty, Sarah Marie and Jad. Wendy Moore, the former House Rules judge and new general manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle channels will host the exclusive Q + A event, while…

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Scans confirm Bomber Ambrose has injured PCL

Essendon’s long injury list has a fresh casualty, with scans confirming defender Patrick Ambrose has hurt his posterior cruciate ligament. Ambrose was injured when he attempted a flying spoil over a Melbourne opponent in the first quarter of a practice match on Friday, where the Bombers prevailed 16.10 (106) to 4.8 (32) at Casey Fields. Bombers general manager of football Dan Richardson said on Saturday that Ambrose and the club would consult a specialist. “Scans have confirmed the views of our medical team that Paddy suffered an injury to his…

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School students allowed to return as Australians trapped in China plead for help

Health Minister Greg Hunt said health officials now believed the virus was being controlled in China which meant there could be some changes to Australia’s travel bans. He said students would only be allowed in on a case-by-case basis, adding it did not apply to anyone in the Hubei area. There will also be heavy conditions on students, including approval by state health officials and the completion of a 14-day self-quarantine by the student and their guardians. A major concern has been that high school students could fail strict attendance…

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Amanda Bynes’ bizarre life after quitting acting

The US comedy show was hugely successful on the Nickelodeon network and made big stars of its main cast. But it was the fresh-faced Amanda Bynes who was propelled to the extreme highs of fame, with the 33-year old making headlines this week for her engagement to a mystery man. The Amanda Show was one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows.Source:YouTube The then young teenager, who got her big break as a 10-year-old on sketch series All That, was dubbed a young Carol Burnett, with her co-star Drake Bell saying years…

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Killer dad was ‘in counselling’ weeks before murdering his family

It’s been revealed by a source that Rowan Baxter had rejected a shared custody offer and been in counselling in the weeks before the tragedy, according to the ABC. While he didn’t entertain the custody offer, the arrangement would see him with the children three to four times a week. The ABC has also confirmed Baxter sought the advice of a specialist family lawyer but did not proceed to the Family Court. He was contemplating an expensive bid for a more favourable custody arrangement he was “unlikely” to get. Rowan…

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