Archive for January, 2019

Jan
26
2019

Leeds CEO out to block Carney move: report

Outspoken Leeds rugby league boss Gary Hetherington has reportedly urged clubs to oppose Todd Carney's move to the Super League, saying it will tarnish the competition's reputation.

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The exiled NRL star has agreed to... Read more

Jan
26
2019

FIFA executive committee member wants ethics investigation made public

"In the interest of full transparency, I believe it is important that the much-anticipated report on the ethics investigation that is crucial to ensuring good governance at FIFA is fully disclosed and open to the public," he said on... Read more

Jan
26
2019

Pledges can work, but it will take international law to fight climate change

By Luke Kemp, Australian National University

Do we need a climate treaty, or could a simple political deal based on national pledges work just as well?

Conventional wisdom suggests that the only international climate deal worth having is one that is... Read more

Jan
26
2019

Man shot dead after Melbourne stabbing a known ‘terror suspect’

Federal Justice Minister Michael Kennan has said a young man fatally shot overnight was a known terror suspect.

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The 18-year-old man from Narre Warren, who police believe may have previously displayed an ISIS flag,... Read more

Jan
26
2019

Pakistan fine 12 cricketers over fitness

Pakistan cricket authorities have fined 12 players, including star allrounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal, for failing to meet fitness standards.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set tough new fitness guidelines in June,... Read more

Jan
24
2019

Demons earning AFL respect, says Buckley

Melbourne have Collingwood's attention and Nathan Buckley is concerned they might be improving enough in the AFL to have their measure.

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While the Demons only have three wins so far this season, they have... Read more

Jan
24
2019

Obama proposes billion dollar plan for eastern Europe

President Barack Obama has proposed a $US1 billion ($A1.

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08 billion) plan to finance extra US troop, air and naval rotations to "new allies" in eastern Europe amid an East-West showdown over Ukraine.

The "European... Read more

Jan
24
2019

Harris a ‘great hugger’, court told

Rolf Harris was a "tactile" man who hugged everyone he met but never acted inappropriately, a London court has been told.

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A string of character witnesses on Tuesday defended the embattled entertainer who is... Read more

Jan
24
2019

World Cup re-vote just one possible FIFA option – Champagne

The Frenchman, the only person to formally declare his candidacy to stand in next year's elections - almost certainly against incumbent Sepp Blatter - told Reuters that it was far from a foregone conclusion that, if and when FIFA... Read more

Jan
24
2019

Concussion sidelines Read from first Test

Kieran Read has been ruled out of the All Blacks' first Test against England with concussion symptoms while knee injuries have sidelined two other players.

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In a heavy blow ahead of the Test at... Read more