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City of Perth council to name sixth CEO in three years

November 13, 2018

Emotional intelligence, an ability to lead staff and the will to work effectively with Commissioners have been highlighted as among the key qualities of the man this afternoon set to become the City of Perth’s sixth chief executive in just three years. Perth Commissioners, acting in place of the suspended Perth council, have been assessing […]

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Banks lead losses as ASX drops 2 per cent

November 13, 2018

The Australian sharemarket rebound came to an abrupt end today and it extended losses to 2 per cent in nearly afternoon trade. Warnings of a domestic credit crunch and house prices falls, a global US dollar funding crunch, US-China trade tensions and fears of a disorderly Brexit for Britain from the European Union drove fresh […]

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Digger was admired by those he worked with

November 13, 2018

He risked his life serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it was a heart attack that claimed Peter Crabbe’s life. His army mates remember him as a hardworking, generous, and unpretentious team player. But Peter’s father Robin describes his son simply as “a bloody good man”. “Everybody liked him; he had no enemies,” Robin Crabbe […]

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LeBron James on LA Lakers’ slow start: ‘I almost cracked’

November 13, 2018

This isn’t the Hollywood script LeBron James envisioned — unless he was reading a horror-film screenplay. The Lakers got off to a terrible 2-5 start, the self-described King said “I suck” at shooting free throws after missing two clutch attempts that nearly cost Los Angeles a win against the Hawks on Sunday night and there […]

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Death toll at 31 after huge bushfires in California

November 12, 2018

The death toll from the fires that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 — matching the mark for the deadliest single blaze in California history — as crews continued searching for bodies in the smouldering ruins, with nearly 230 people unaccounted for. Statewide the number of dead stood at 31, including two victims […]

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Ceremony honours wars heroes | The West Australian

November 12, 2018

Thousands trekked into town for the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice on Sunday, capping off a week of commemorations. On November 11, returned servicemen and women, ex-army apprentices, military personnel, ancillary groups and police took part in the formal ceremony at Anzac Peace Park. The event followed several attractions during the week, […]

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Butler gives 76ers the edge on east coast

November 12, 2018

Through an inconsistent start this season, there was concern that the Philadelphia 76ers had taken a step back as contenders in the NBA Eastern Conference. Over the weekend, they took a huge step forward. The 76ers reportedly acquired four-time All-Star wing Jimmy Butler on Saturday in a five-player deal that sent starters Robert Covington and […]

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Adam Christian Vidot on trial over stabbing death of Langford woman Rachel Michael

November 12, 2018

Undercover police posed as corrupt officers and the bosses of an Australian crime syndicate in an elaborate sting that led to a murder suspect confessing to stabbing a woman in her Langford unit, a court was told yesterday. Rachel Michael’s decomposed body was found by a friend on a blood-stained mattress on the floor of […]

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Foster wins over crowd at FFA board forum

November 12, 2018

Former Socceroo captain Craig Foster has positioned himself as the populist choice to chair Football Federation Australia into a new era at a candidates’ forum in Melbourne. A week out from the AGM that will elect a new chairman for Australia’s most played sport, seven candidates attended Monday night’s talkfest to lay out their credentials […]

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Guthrie claims ex-ABC chair harassed her

November 12, 2018

Sacked ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has claimed the man who orchestrated her firing, inappropriately touched her at a board dinner almost a year earlier. Ms Guthrie, speaking for the first time since she was fired in September halfway through her five-year-term, told the ABC’s Four Corners on Monday then-chairman Justin Milne touched her in […]

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