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  • Delisted, overlooked players hope for second chance in AFL pre-season and rookie drafts

    25 November 2013 8:24 AM 155

    AXED AFL players, state league stars and juniors overlooked in the national draft are pinning their hopes on this week's pre-season and rookie drafts. Only 59 live picks were used in last Thursday's national draft - the lowest number since the introduction of the draft in 1986 - so there are a crop of highly-rated youngsters still waiting for their name to be called

  • Port Adelaide players already working hard on the track in Dubai during training camp

    25 November 2013 7:44 AM 122

    Just hours after landing in the Middle East following their 13-hour flight, the Power players were punished on the track. "We're testing their resilience, there's no doubt about that,'' Port coach Ken Hinkley said before the team flew out of Adelaide on Sunday night. "Sometimes you get put in uncomfortable positions in a game of football, we're going

  • Superannuation changes to slash savings of half of all working women, say industry funds

    25 November 2013 7:24 AM 160

    Industry superannuation funds are warning plans to axe a rebate for low-income workers will affect half of all working women and will disproportionately hit rural workers. The funds are proposing a tax offset for all workers and scaling back the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme in order to maintain the rebate. The Coalition plans to scrap the $500 Low Income

  • VIDEO: Dockers reveal draft trio

    25 November 2013 7:16 AM 123

    For young Fremantle key position prospect Michael Apeness, being drafted by Fremantle was as much a homecoming as it was a new sporting adventure. Apeness, a physically imposing 201cm forward who the Dockers drafted with their first pick, 17th overall in last Thursday's draft, was born and raised in WA before moving to Melbourne at the age of seven because

  • Demons hoping to turn up heat with midfielders

    25 November 2013 6:55 AM 155

    Nathan Jones says Melbourne's off-season focus on recruiting exclusively midfielders was an essential step towards matching the midfield depth of its lofty rivals. In 2013 the Demons ranked last for average contested possessions and clearances and second last for uncontested possessions. Since the end of the season, in keeping with new coach Paul Roos'

  • Pears re-signs with Bombers

    25 November 2013 6:53 AM 128

    Essendon and Tayte Pears have agreed to a new two-year deal, the club announced on Monday. The 23-year-old, who played 11 senior games in 2013, said: “Over the past season the club has stood strong. As a playing group we've become tighter and I can't wait to pull on the red-and-black again next season. "We're really optimistic about the season ahead

  • Hitman accused consumed with 'sheer hatred'

    25 November 2013 6:51 AM 119

    A prominent, wealthy businessman was consumed with "sheer hatred" when he attempted to hire a contract killer to murder his estranged daughter-in-law amid his son's bitter and expensive marriage breakdown, a jury was told this morning. Opening the State case against Brian Vincent Attwell in the Supreme Court in Albany, prosecutor James MacTaggart told the jury the 74-year-old

  • HP brings colourful Chromebooks to Australia

    25 November 2013 6:32 AM 146

    The Haswell-based HP Chromebook14 has gone on sale in Australia in a choice of three colours for $499, providing more options for those wishing to use Google's Chrome OS rather than a conventional operating system. Other features of the Chromebook14 include a 14in display, a 16GB solid-state drive, HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

  • Shane Mosley trained with Daniel Geale at the Grange Old School Boxing gym

    25 November 2013 6:07 AM 119

    MEMBERS  of the Grange Old School Boxing gym were in heaven last week when "Sugar" Shane Mosley used the Smeaton Grange facilities to prepare for his fight with Anthony Mundine. Mosley, a previous holder of IBF, WBC and WBA titles in different weight divisions, will fight Mundine at Allphones Arena tomorrow after walking out on the fight scheduled for October

  • Global Warming Could Be Helped by Hybrid Nuclear Plants

    25 November 2013 6:05 AM 203

    With the recent walkout at the Climate Change Convention, which battled governmental inaction towards global warming, other factors like hybrid nuclear plants are looked at in order to help reduce global warming. America has played an active roll for years in using low-cost coal resources. These resources are becoming increasingly unpopular as fears