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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 31 2020, 07:16 PM


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On second thoughts joules, that’s an unreasonable question, so please just ignore.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 31 2020, 03:28 PM


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Hey joules, can you tell me this ........ was there any way to foresee what happened on the ASX today? Just curious , because I was rather stunned by yesterday, and even more perplexed by this morning's effort.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 30 2020, 03:15 PM


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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 02:17 PM


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Sweden has a different approach ....... trying to proceed as normal, with a few distancing guidelines. As this person says ....

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Dr Emma Frans says history will be the judge of which politicians and scientists around Europe have made the best calls so far.
"Nobody really knows what measurements will be the most effective," she says. "I'm quite glad that I'm not the one making these decisions".


" I'm quite glad that I'm not the one making these decisions." And so say all of us !

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ps So far, Sweden has 10 deaths per 1M pop, and Australia has 0-5 .
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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 01:49 PM


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Gee whiz Plastic, that's drawing a very long bow ..........

I'm not sure that conspiracy theories are what we need right now. Crossing our fingers would be more helpful.

Keep calm.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 29 2020, 11:00 AM


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Whoops....... NZ has its first death. Bugger!

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 07:01 PM


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New Zealand ....... 451 cases, 0 deaths.

That's pretty impressive .

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 01:19 PM


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Yikes ...... the Closed cases results don't look too good ..... from a COVID STATS website, which seems kosher ...


160,728 Cases which had an outcome:

133,363 (83%Recovered / Discharged

27,365 (17%) Deaths



Cripes, the 17% is a bit sobering.

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the link https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 28 2020, 12:06 PM


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Infrastructure spending is the most obvious way to go, but will the Greens ever agree to anything ? Hopefully they are pretty much irrelevant, but will no doubt try to be noticed.

Hoping for the best !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 01:14 PM


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Thanks Nipper

Now there's a scenario that does look believable ......... if rather unpleasant !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:33 AM


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Almost 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, five times the national record, as the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the US rocketed through the 1000 mark.


And the DOW goes up 1350 ?

Doesn't seem to make sense to me.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:22 AM


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Only in the good old USA .....

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Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients



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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 27 2020, 08:00 AM


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No deaths in South Africa yet ........ amazing.


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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 25 2020, 09:28 AM


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Aussie market doesn't seem to be buying into the Trumpster's package with much enthusiasm.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 24 2020, 07:36 PM


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Today I see that the government is looking at ways to support these people. Fair enough. No doubt many are casual workers on visas , not just tourists. And now of course, not much chance of getting back home, even if they want to..

Who'd want to be making these decisions all day ? My hat is off to the PM and his cabinet.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 24 2020, 08:05 AM


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Yesterday, when I went to do an early vote for our local elections, I was stopped by an obvious overseas student and asked where he could go to get "the welfare money" ....... I told him it was for Australian citizens.


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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 22 2020, 06:56 PM


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Oh well, here goes with a new topic, although not exactly a new subject.

My wife and I have been tossed out of our cosy "granny-flat" and now live in our comfortable house on the Gold Coast ........ not really suffering, although we do have to cope with the Qld "government" !!
The flat had to be vacated for a couple who chose to leave SE Asia where they usually live, and return to Oz for " better medical care" if necessary. Not impressed, especially as there are grandchildren in close proximity.

Enough of personal anecdotes, what is to become of the country now? I see that part of the billions being tossed around, is extra $$ for those receiving unemployment and other government handouts. Why do those on a secure benefit need extra now? I would have thought that those being laid off or hours reduced would be needing help.

Anyway, we can only hope that Mr Morrison and crew manage a few correct calls, and that everyone stays home unless its absolutely necessary to go out.

My neighbour, a great gardener, was laughing today. He and partner have cancelled their 6 month road trip to the west, and so he was back to gardening. When he went to Bunnings to get seeds , he found very few there. Everyone has decided to become a vegie gardener apparently !!!

Take care

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 07:58 PM


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Having just noticed the "ampersand" post, rather belatedly, I have just come across "strait", which I really don't think I have been aware of previously. Lord knows how many times I have mis-spelled these words !!

strait-jacket
strait-laced
dire straits
strait and narrow

Strait originally meant "tight" apparently.

The meaning of those phrases becomes clear when we know that 'strait' means, not 'free from curvature', but 'tight'. That usage goes back to the 13th century and an early example of the 'tight' meaning is found in John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomew de Glanville's De Proprietatibus Rerum, 1398:
A rynge that is streyghte on a fyngre and may not be take of afore mete, maye easely be take of after mete.
[De Glanville was clearly a messy eater.]

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 07:49 PM


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The ampersand, &, originally from the Latin "et" meaning "and" ........... fascinating. Thanks for that joules.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 05:22 PM


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Thanks for visiting again Mark. Not sure about closing the markets, as that would raise fear levels, which we don't really need ...... more dunny paper mayhem !!

Very interesting times, and our state politicians are still grandstanding instead of leading.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 05:07 PM


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These pathetic politicians just can't stop themselves ......... forever grandstanding.

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Business leaders have welcomed Daniel Andrews' $1.7 billion business survival package, which Treasurer Tim Pallas described "the biggest support package of any of the states".


Disgusted.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 21 2020, 04:34 PM


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Our benighted pollies are such a bright lot ......... not.

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Queensland authorities have wound-back a two week offshore quarantine requirement on all cargo vessels just days after it was imposed in the wake of an emerging boycott by international ships bringing supplies to the state.

Maritime Safety Queensland conceded an immediate and “disturbing trend of future scheduled vessel cancellations” to the Port of Brisbane had raised concerns over the short-term supply of imported essential goods.

The restrictions — the toughest state-wide measures anywhere in Australia — were strenuously backed by state transport minister Mark Bailey despite warnings from Australia’s peak shipping body that the forced delays could make international shipping to Queensland unviable.


Who would have imagined that reaction !!??

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 19 2020, 07:24 AM


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Cattle will start to be rustled soon, saw it with sheep last year.
Professional mobs with dogs and trucks searching for isolated paddocks with stock in them.


Cripes, Mick, there really are some ultra-low-lifes.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 18 2020, 09:14 PM


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And all of a sudden there doesn't seem to be universal panic about climate change ending the world. Amazing how the mind can be concentrated by a real catastrophe..

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 14 2020, 01:05 PM


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Re Covid-19

Never let reality get in the way of a news story ........ even in The Australian .

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Health authorities, racing to control the coronavirus, face a life-or-death challenge: flatten the rate of infection or face a situation where hospital doctors will need to make agonising decisions about who to save and who to let go.


Fair dinkum !! weirdsmiley.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 13 2020, 05:17 PM


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Gampalage Shehan Naveendra De Fonseka Gunawarna Jayasuriya


This Sri Lankan player must spend half his life filling out forms. smile.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 13 2020, 05:05 PM


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Time to dump Short, Marsh and Carey.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 12 2020, 03:00 PM


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Spit and polish may disappear in coronavirus era


With spit and polish on the nose for cricket balls, maybe it's time to re-think the use of sandpaper ?? We Aussies are always ahead of the game !! biggrin.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 12 2020, 10:46 AM


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This should make Gerry smile ....

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Targeted households to get $750 cash


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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 9 2020, 01:48 PM


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So given that the top female elite batters have similar skills-sets to the male elite batters but are facing much slower bowlers how come the female Bradman or even Smith has not emerged?


Give them some time T !! Remember, there's only been one Bradman in 130 years, and a few about half as good. My concern is that there might be one or two who decide to put on some extra bulk , as in most other sports. Or, heaven forbid, cricket will see a sex-change hero who wants to dominate the sport.

I think we will gradually see an increase in body strength, so bowling will get a bit faster, and some of the bowling techniques are a bit less than ideal. Upper body strength is a big difference in the sexes, and plays a big role in cricket in both batting and bowling. The women will get bigger and stronger I'm sure.

And there'll be a female Bradman come along ........ or maybe not. Perhaps a Vivienne Rishards ??

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 08:37 PM


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Well done Australian Women's cricket team ........ another World Cup in the pocket. Talk about a comprehensive win, it can't get much better, including taking all ten wickets ..... in a T20 !!!

Indian women were never in it, but will no doubt be better for the experience. I think the Aussie coach is Matthew Mott, so a big congrats to him and his crew as well.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 08:30 AM


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If Mitch Marsh is the best all-rounder we've got, then no wonder the Saffas thrashed us.Yes, he scored a few runs each innings, but didn't materially help Australia's cause, because he scored too slowly.

His bowling efforts were 15.5 overs for 107 runs and zero wickets. However he's the coach's darling, so there you go. What are the selectors doing. one might well ask?

Anyway, good to see the young South Africans have a good series win.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 6 2020, 06:41 PM


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I wonder what Mark makes of all that's happening in the markets?
Is it just a virus reaction, or is it bigger than that?

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 6 2020, 01:27 PM


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Good old Usman Khawaja ...... wins the toss and fields ....... again. I do get the feeling that he doesn't want to risk his personal figures on a responsive pitch.

I hope Queensland finds a better captain soon.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 5 2020, 08:52 AM


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Janneman Malan ......... epitomises the vagaries of cricket .....

Out for a first ball duck in the first innings of his international one-day career .....

Then scores a winning, not out ,century in his second innings.

Such is life ...

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 5 2020, 08:36 AM


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This belongs in the " Oh shit !!" column ....

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A delivery truck carrying crucial toilet paper supplies has burst into flames in Brisbane, spilling loo rolls all over the road.


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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 1 2020, 10:27 AM


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Kiwis have gone from 0 - 66 to 5 - 133 . Game on.

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henrietta
Posted on: Mar 1 2020, 08:26 AM


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Mitch Marsh, Carey and Short didn't do much in our loss to SA.
I guess Marsh will keep on getting picked, no matter what. The other two will need to get some runs. Good to see the Saffas get a win, as they will be struggling for a time I would imagine.

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ps Liverpool lost !!! AAaaargh !!
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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 27 2020, 06:43 AM


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Mate, feel free to call me petty names if that floats your boat. My beef with BOM is that they changed from using raw data to "homogenised" data, which then gives them the power to pick and choose which numbers they want to use. As far as I'm concerned that is not a proper scientific approach.
The world may well be warming, as it has done many times before. I'm not convinced that our human actions are the major cause. I really don't want the world to waste trillions doing unnecessary and fruitless actions.

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 26 2020, 08:27 PM


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I haven't trusted BOM climate statistics for some time ........ ever since I found out that they started "homogenising", and ignoring carefully collected data by hundreds of volunteers over a century or more.

The BOM has an agenda, which is a shame, because it used to be universally trusted, even if it wasn't always correct. The BOM executives should hang their heads in shame.

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 03:18 PM


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$225 Triilion in Derivatives. Its mind boggling


So, will the European banks be buying these shonky derivatives this time round ??

Not going to end well, is it.

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 21 2020, 08:44 AM


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Below is an article from today's Australian.

It would be nice if they can get the system to work on an appropriate scale and cost.

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Australian scientists close to developing holy grail of clean energy

Australian scientists are tantalisingly close to developing the holy grail of clean energy, using high-powered lasers to fuse boron and hydrogen atoms together to ­generate electricity without any emissions or toxic waste.

A team of scientists at the University of NSW is developing the ­hydrogen-boron fusion technol­ogy, which is said to hold the promise of limitless, cheap baseload electricity with virtually no carbon ­dioxide emissions and zero radioactive waste. The only waste product is helium.

The pioneer of the technology, Heinrich Hora, said: “The clean and absolutely safe reactor can be placed within densely populated areas, with no possibility of a ­catastrophic meltdown such as that which has been seen with ­nuclear fission reactors.” Boron is cheap and naturally abundant, with sufficient known reserves to power the world for thousands of years.


Patents for the technology have been granted in the US, Japan and China to UNSW spin-out company HB11 Energy.

The research, which was conceived by Emeritus Professor Hora, has been under way for more than four decades.

It is a genuine moonshot on the pathway to a low-emissions world. If successful, it will follow UNSW’s other success in transformative energy technology with solar photovoltaics.

The announcement by UNSW of progress on its fusion research coincides with a new focus by the Morrison government on technology to combat climate change. The Australian revealed this week that the govern­ment would adopt a technology investment target as the best way to meet the net zero emissions goal countries signed up to in the Paris Agreement.

Professor Hora said Scott Morrison’s comments and a business group target of $22bn a year for investment in new technology represented “a new direction” in tackling climate change.

The government is planning to release a technology road map that will include advances in carbon­ capture and storage and other emissions technologies. Work is also progressing on a coal-to-hydrogen project based on Victoria’s brown coal reserves, with delivery of a hydrogen refin­ing plant to AGL’s Loy Yang facility in the Latrobe Valley.

The plant will be used as part of a pilot phase of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project, a world first to establish the feasibility of supplying clean hydrogen from export from Victoria.


Fusion research has attracted billions of dollars in funding around the world. Many are claiming to be on the verge of a breakthrough similar to that of the UNSW team. However, ­others believe the technology is 30 years away.

Professor Hora said advances in laser technology had been the key to realising his theories of how to produce fusion energy without the massive amounts of heat needed by other approaches.

The laser technology’s developers, Donna Strickland and Gerard Mourou, were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2018.

With patents in place, HB11 will seek funding for final testing and development of a prototype. If all goes well, developers expect a pilot plant could be built within five years. The company will seek $1m for preliminary testing over 12 months. A further $5m would be needed over two years for international research collabor­ations to achieve experimental proof of concept. A pilot fusion electricity generator would require­ a further $80m.

“After investigating a laser-boron fusion approach for over four decades at UNSW, I am thrilled that this pioneering approach has now received patents in three countries,” Professor Hora said.

“These granted patents ­represent the eve of HB11 Energy’s seed-stage fundraising campaign that will establish ­Australia’s first commercial fusion company, and the world’s only approach focused on the safe hydrogen – boron reaction using lasers.”

Professor Hora said his react­or design was simple: a largely empty metal sphere, where a modestly sized HB11 fuel pellet is held in the centre, with apertures for the two lasers. One laser establishes the magnetic containment field for the plasma and the second triggers the “avalanche” fusion chain reaction.

A statement by UNSW said the alpha particles generated by the reaction would create an electrical flow that could be channelled almost directly into an existing power grid with no need for a heat exchanger or steam turbine­ generator.

HB11 Energy managing director Warren McKenzie said the approach could be the only way to achieve very low carbon emissions by 2050.

“As we aren’t trying to heat fuels to impossibly high temperatures, we are sidestepping all of the scientific challenges that have held fusion energy back for more than half a century,” Dr McKenzie said.

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 20 2020, 06:18 PM


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So how does this system work ? If you can't win a medal we'll cut your funding.

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Charlesworth said he was “disappointed” when he heard the news that the Australian women’s hockey team, if they don’t perform in Tokyo, will have their funding cut by 60 per cent as there is no medal forecast for Paris 2024.


Making it harder for the sport is somehow supposed to get better results? Punish the non medal winners ?

I can understand some peripheral sports being cut, but teams like the Hocheyroos have actually performed pretty well on the international scene.

This approach of only rewarding winners, in a country with a small population like Australia has, seems bizarre, and certainly goes against the Olympic ideals.

Perhaps the administrative side of Olympic organisation needs the trimming, not the athletes' funding.

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 19 2020, 02:41 PM


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So, firstly we need to ask the French to design and build a few nuclear reactors for us , preferably, but not binding contractually, by the end of this century. 😂😡🥴

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 14 2020, 08:22 PM


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Tom Cooper leads the run scoring in the SS. Bummer today though ... grrr.gif

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Cooper was bowled for 99 by a cracking inswinger from Joel Paris with the second new ball. But his third half-century of the season, combined with his mammoth 271 not out against Victoria, took him past 600 runs for the competition and to the top of the run-scorers' list.


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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 13 2020, 10:49 AM


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A bit in today's paper re Renshaw

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Queensland announced yesterday that Australian opener Matthew Renshaw will take an immediate break from cricket. .

The tall Queenslander who has remodelled himself into a big hitting short-form cricketer was left out of the Bulls side that takes on Tasmania when the Sheffield Shield resumes tomorrow.

Renshaw also missed a recent club game for what were reported to be personal reasons. The Bulls coaching staff are understood to have encouraged the 23-year-old to have a rest despite moves for him to play in this weekend’s Australia A match against an England Lions side.


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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 12 2020, 08:42 PM


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G'day triage

I totally agree that Smith is/was the outstanding batsman ....... no one came close in the Ashes. My beef was with the extremists who want him out forever ....... and can't stand that they don't get their own way.

Warner couldn't handle the Pommy bowling, and has generally not been a great traveller, except maybe for South Africa.

Warner must have impressed his teammates, umpires etc for all the other matches ..... I can't imagine he got any votes for the Ashes tour.

Anyway, the system worked for him this year.

By the way, he's an opener, and that's always a difficult chore, in any game, so maybe he gets some extra votes by the people who understand ???

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ps Yes, I saw that Renshaw has been dropped from QLD. He must have a knack for pissing people off.
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Posted on: Feb 12 2020, 11:32 AM


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How is the Allan Border Medal decided?
The Allan Border Medal is awarded to the player who has received the most votes from teammates, umpires (home matches), match referees (overseas matches) and members of the media in the voting period.
At the end of each Test, one-day international or Twenty20 international, individual players' votes are tallied in a 3-2-1 system, while the votes of the umpires/match referees and media are combined into a collective group 3-2-1 vote.
The vote system is weighted, with Test votes given a value of six, one-dayers three and T20Is two.


So now everyone wants Ashes tests to be “super valued, tests against Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc to be undervalued, anyone who breaks the rules should be not eligible ...... for life .......

It all comes down to never forgiving the sinner. Sorry, I just don’t agree. Punish the wrongdoer ( in this case it was comparatively excessive), then get on with the business. We will all remember Warner for his folly, but I don’t go along with life bans and “never” to be eligible for honours etc

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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 10 2020, 01:12 PM


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Could be, Sprotty, but is their statement wrong in fact ?

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Posted on: Feb 9 2020, 08:02 PM


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And another view about CO2 ......

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As for CO2 emissions, for which humans are blamed and which are supposedly responsible for ravaging the planet, FriendsofScience.org, an organization of active and retired climate scientists dedicated to disentangling myth from fact, asserts bluntly that “there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming.”

The scientists at Friends of Science back up their statement. “As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming.” They note that the work of geologists in sediments establishes the direction of causality from the Earth’s rising temperature to the increase in CO2 levels—and not vice versa.

“There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth’s oceans expel more CO2 as a result.”


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henrietta
Posted on: Feb 4 2020, 12:56 PM


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Have just had a couple of weeks in NZ. It might be my imagination, but I came back with the impression that New Zealanders have a much more relaxed attitude, are not shouting about doom and gloom and the world coming to an end, they are working pretty happily and enjoying their weekends.
Kids are allowed to play on trees and equipment that they can fall out of. School playgrounds are open at weekends, you don’t see police very often, traffic doesn’t have many maniacs, they have power boat races on a lake without crowds of protestors, bike riders and motor vehicles seem to accommodate each other, coffee shops and restaurants are happy and pleasant.
Maybe living on the Shaky Isles make them more relaxed.
When we came back to Oz I felt immediately battered by everyone shouting and being unhappy and wanting to change everything (to suit themselves).
Maybe more Kiwis work and can’t be bothered with stupid meaningless slogans and demands.
Good luck to the NZers.

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Posted on: Feb 4 2020, 12:32 PM


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There are also potentially large numbers of innocent “news” readers being exploited by predatory writers and penny-pinching publishers who don’t value proper journalism any more. A momentary headline is all that’s wanted. These fake news writers have to “publish or perish “ , and they know they’ll be accepted if they have something sensational or controversial. Simply doesn’t matter if it’s rubbish.
Unfortunately the standards of The Australian have fallen considerably.
Of course the words “children “ and “sexual exploitation “ are perennial favourites of cheap publications.

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Posted on: Jan 29 2020, 11:35 AM


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It’s just typical of the age we live in. Everyone has an opinion, and it’s the only one. Wouldn’t expect anything else from The Brat, but Martina should pull her head in.

Loud Americans are never pleasant.

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Posted on: Jan 14 2020, 07:42 PM


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Would make live commentary difficult for the smirkers.

Just back from the Brisbane Heat hit and giggle match ...... nice to be there with son and grandson.
AB was a pleasure to watch ...... pure class, and in total control. Good for Renshaw (who also batted very well) to be with him for a long spell.

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henrietta
Posted on: Jan 11 2020, 01:57 PM


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Keep in mind that the 20/20 bash is a very different game from the 50 over format .Different rules, different umpiring, different referral system.
Maxwell has had his chances in the past. He also seems to bat well against the medium stuff, and a bit more subdued against effective spin.

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Well, Marnus got there in the end, and well done. He's on a real golden streak, and batting very well.
Good total by the Aussies, but now the Kiwi openers have done the job, and it will be up to the Aussies to get an opening in the morning.

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ps These fires down south are a major catastrophe for Australia. I know there'll be political points to be scored, but really it's simply a natural and national disaster, which will impact many for a long long time.
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Paine hasn't a clue about helping his partner to his double century ......... Kiwis are much smarter.

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Chris Lynn, with 88 runs from 55 balls, had equal worst batting run rate for the Heat ........

212 from the 20 overs. Hope they can bowl and field decently.

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All going according to plan. Burns on shaky ground now. While watching there was a TV bit with Warner talking about Marnus. There were a few banal comments from the commentators, but none of them seemed interested in what I thought was a very complimentary phrase from Warner .......... " He's a good cricketer".

If our batsmen can concentrate properly, we should be in a very strong position by close of play.

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Poor old Kiwis can't take a trick. Quite a few not feeling too well ....... Santner, Southie, Boult, Williamson and Nicholls all out.

Ravel, Phillips, Castle, Somerville and Henry in.

And to top it all off, the Aussies have won the toss.

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Posted on: Jan 3 2020, 07:47 AM


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Bit of hyperbole never goes astray .......

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exodus from our fatal shore


I see that our PM has copped some abuse from some of the fire affected. Bit harsh, but understandable, from those suffering badly.

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Posted on: Jan 1 2020, 09:31 AM


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Pedestrians cross a bridge by foot as smoke haze settles over the town of Batesman Bay


As distinct from the pedestrians who were riding buses. Sigh wacko.gif

And I just noticed the Bateman's Bay !!?? So many stories to type, and so little time .....

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* Sorry, tried to post stats but didn't work.
Try this link to see stats
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/cont...er/1076721.html


Julian Linden in today's Australian is getting excited about Australia's new leg spinning hope. Maybe just a tad premature, after 4 first class matches.

I hope he does well, but I rather think that a couple of seasons of Sheffield Shield cricket might be in order.

Present statistics are pretty ordinary.

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Her and her mother were on Tuesday trying to return to their pub and open it up for the community.


Fair dinkum, it just gets worse and worse, and this in The Australian.

Maybe things will improve in 2020 ......... Happy New Year everyone.

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Umpires mostly do a fantastic job, getting an amazing percentage of decisions correct. There's the odd howler, but that's what DRS is for.

Well done Aussies, who had to work pretty hard today. Hope Stark is not injured.
Sydney will be different, but two spinners? I don't think so. I'll be surprised if any player is changed, unless there's an injury. As usual, put your best batsmen and bowlers out there and let them get on with it.

Kiwis will be disappointed, but the Aussies just haven't let them get into it.

Hats off to the Kiwi cheer squad who never let up .......

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Oh boy, another international incident in the making with Williamson being given out . smile.gif

Pattinson going really well and the Kiwis in deep doo doo. Can't say I feel sorry for them because they have played very negative cricket all series ........ a modern day body-line tactic.

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Poor decision from Paine to bat again ........... just what the NZers would want them to do. As for his decision to bowl Wade when the NZ batsmen were really struggling ........... what a brain-fade.

We should win handily, but not the way I would do it.

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Posted on: Dec 19 2019, 08:15 AM


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A very Happy Christmas to all Sharecafe members and readers, with a happy and prosperous 2020 to follow.

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Posted on: Dec 17 2019, 06:56 AM


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New book ........ maybe a Christmas present ??

"Death of a Typographer", by Nick Gadd.

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Nick Gadd's second novel, Death of a Typographer, is both a celebration and a gentle satire of typography. With in-jokes scattered joyfully about, it's easy to be drawn into its ''typomania'' and Gadd delivers a novel that combines detective mystery and letterform aesthetics.


and

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a romp of a novel. It's witty and playful quasi-detective fiction that's populated by a motley crew of obsessives who swoon or grimace at particular letterforms. Gadd's endearingly oddball characters ride on a narrative full of typographical jokes and exotic locations.

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Stark and Smith star again. True champions.

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Looks like Aussie investors are quite relieved and buying again.

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And then there are low-lifes who steal water ........

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Police are investigating an ­alleged water heist that has robbed a drought-ravaged town in northern NSW of a critical supply.

Thieves allegedly stole 25,000 litres of water from a council facility in Murwillumbah just days before level 2 water restrictions were to be imposed.

The heist comes as the town desperately tries to stave off the possibility of running out of water.

“The act of stealing water during a time of hardship for much of NSW is shocking,” Detective Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs said on Thursday.

“Every catchment in the Tweed/Byron Local Government Area is in drought, and this kind of theft is not acceptable.”

Police believe the thieves drove a water tanker and a Toyota Hilux to Airfield Avenue, Murwillumbah, on Monday night.



On one of our more recent camping trips we noticed locks on isolated farm water tanks.............. sad.

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Posted on: Dec 13 2019, 09:45 AM


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Spare me the details .... please .

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Unlike the other two test flights, Mr Joyce will not be on board, quipping he needed to spend time with his new husband so he wouldn’t divorce him.


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Mmmm ....... not much of an entertaining spectacle yesterday. I had noticed that the Poms run rate in NZ was particularly low, and after watching yesterday I can understand why.
The Kiwis are bowling very tight lines , placing fielders precisely, and waiting for frustrated batsmen to make a mistake. I've not got a problem with this, so long as the Kiwis don't try to play the "we play attractive cricket" card.
It is a very controlled and controlling tactic, which the Aussies would no doubt be aware of, and it will be interesting to see how they cope with such stifling play. Smith finally couldn't stand it and got out. Fair enough.

Another hot day coming up and I do hope our Aussies can patiently play out most of the day, and put the Kiwis in later.

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Posted on: Dec 9 2019, 09:06 AM


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T , I think it's up tp the women cricketers themselves to change Channel 7's approach. They should be quietly disabusing the TV spin doctors of the idea that women's cricket is a "hit and giggle" affair, as shown by Ch 7 in this latest series. The male commentator seemed to be the worst performer, apparently to applause from Ch 7 producers.

The broadcast really dumbed down women's cricket, and the women should be complaining loudly. To be having comments thrown back and forth as the bowler is running in is as unprofessional as it can get. Reduces it to a circus.

There were plenty of professional cricket efforts happening, by the rather quiet and serious players who seemed by and large to shun the Ch 7 circus.

Good luck to the women, and I hope they demand a more professional offering from the company providing TV coverage.

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Yes T, I also was pretty unimpressed with the bowling and fielding standards. You'd think the bowlers could manage at least a couple of good length balls per over.
I cannot bear to listen to the vacuous commentary ........ "mute" is where my control stays. And as for the "star" player who cannot stop her inane drivel for a second, how she managed to get the score she did is a mystery. Her sister's effort was beyond abysmal. Luckily for Brisbane a couple of more mature players saw them home comfortably.

Good luck to Brisbane today, on another uncomfortably hot day. My son and his kids were there yesterday, and going again today .... beggars for punishment !!

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Posted on: Dec 7 2019, 05:07 PM


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How to make the opposition happy ......... QLD 6/240 ......... all out for 240 ! sad.gif

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It's all about AFL ............

Will be interesting to see what the groundsman comes up with.

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Trenaman is the latest Australian cricketer to step back from the game for mental health reasons this season. Sophie Molineux, the Melbourne Renegades and Australia allrounder, announced last month that she was taking a break which followed the decisions taken by Glenn Maxwell, Will Pucovski and Nic Maddinson.


Rachel Trenaman is the latest cricketer to take a break for mental health reasons.

What's going on ??

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Posted on: Dec 5 2019, 07:43 AM


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Bob Willis has died. Gave a few Aussie batsmen a bit of curry, and won the test for the Poms at Headingly with 8/43. Seriously good bowler.

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Posted on: Dec 3 2019, 10:21 AM


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I’m still waiting for the next Garfield Sobers......... Australian, I hope.

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I agree that Warner isn't up there with Smith, Tendulka, Lara, Kohli ......... but he's better than most. He failed in England, but then Smith has has "failed" against Pakistan. They're different, but I'm sure that any opposition team would be happier if either of them wasn't playing. ( I imagine the Poms were pretty happy that Stark only got one match in England!)

I sure hope they both fire against the Kiwis !!!!

That reminds me ........ I was so happy that Paine made Pakistan follow on ........ always do what the opposition would least like.

I find this link absolute gold for cricket stats ........ everything you could possibly want.

http://howstat.com.au/cricket/home.asp

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Great plan by Paine ( or whoever) to bowl down the leg side this morning. Pakistan score freely and bowlers get tired and frustrated. Whoever dreamed up that tactic should be sacked for gross stupidity.
Paine should be sacked for persisting with such a bizarre plan.

Pakistan batsmen shake their heads and help themselves gleefully.

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Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 10:23 AM


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In his first innings after taking time out to concentrate on his mental health, Pucovski batted bravely for his 82 but was stumped by Peter Nevill off the bowling of Steve O’Keefe in the second over following a four-hour rain break.


So just where is this leading?

Will we soon see options for extra players in the team, who will have full playing rights, just so the weak and infirm can be included ?

Pucovski is undoubtedly a talented batsman ( sorry, "batter" ) , but it used to take much more than talent to be included in a test team. A test player has had to have huge talent, great dedication, exceptional health and fitness and incredible strength of mind and character. A test player has had to be able to cope with up to five days of pressure ........ a not inconsiderable task.

A lot of aspects of test cricket will come under pressure from sponsors and administrators who want to please sponsors, and for whom the essence of "test" cricket is not as important as the commercial considerations.

Tough cricketers are under threat : potential crowd pleasers will be what's wanted.

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Posted on: Dec 2 2019, 07:37 AM


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ABC boss David Anderson candidly told The Australian back in October: “We’re facing an ABC of the future that has less people.”


Wouldn't you think that the boss of the ABC would know when to use "fewer" and "less" ?

Guess not.

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Posted on: Dec 1 2019, 03:48 PM


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Well, there you go ...... two wickets in two balls !! wink.gif

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Seems like it's Yasir Shah's day. Put Stark back on for goodness sake.

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Posted on: Nov 30 2019, 09:58 AM


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The quality of TV coverage just seems to diminish year by year, in almost all sports. In cricket I guess sponsors want their five days worth, so groundsmen are pressured to make pretty benign pitches ..........too bad about the standard of cricket.
Commentators are pretty ordinary, although Ricky Ponting seems to try to be insightful and fair. Don't know what happens on Foxtel.

It will be interesting to see if the Aussie quicks can get any life out of this Adelaide pitch. If they do, then game over pretty quickly.

As far as Warner is concerned, I think he was just musing on what it would have been like to face Pakistan's best. I don't think he meant that he would have been able to handle them necessarily.

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Oh well, we just pi....d away $85m for an aircraft that didn't get off the ground in the USA. Now we'll have 11 instead of 12, and the Defence people " weren't aware" of the conditions of sale. Unbelievable!

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The head of Defence’s aerospace division, Air Vice Marshal Greg Hoffman, said it was “very unfortunate” that no compensation was available for the loss of the aircraft, which was provided under a contract with the US government.

“When we lost the Growler, we were not aware of the detailed commercial arrangements,” Air Marshal Hoffman said.


Isn't it wonderful how careless and carefree you can be when it's just taxpayer money ( read "limitless" apparently.)

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Posted on: Nov 29 2019, 10:13 AM


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Good start by the Bananabenders. Khawaja seems a bit keen on batting second ..........

Fingers crossed for Adelaide.
Kiwis going OK in NZ.

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By the way, I think it's great that George Bailey has been appointed as a selector. He's experienced, good tactician, knows present players in all form of the game, totally fair and unbiased.

Excellent appointment.

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Justin Langer describing Marnus Labuschagne as among the most "coachable" players he has been involved with does not sound particularly special unless it is placed in the context of the vexed role for coaches over cricket's long history.


Says a lot about Langer . He obviously wants only players who fit his ideas. Great coaches have different methods for different personalities, recognise the strengths and weaknesses, find ways to get the best from the most talented players.

Langer is a "method" man. Short may he reign.

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Paine

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Tim Paine says the Australian camp was surprised and relieved when Mohammad Abbas was dropped for the first Test.

In a shock selection, Abbas was left out when Pakistan decided instead to reward Imran Khan’s good form in the Australia A game in Perth.

“Yeah, I was pretty happy he didn’t play to be totally honest,” Paine said after Australia won the first Test by an innings and five runs.

“He probably would’ve been a handful out there.”


I wonder if he (Paine) thought about how relieved the Pakistani batsmen were this morning when he didn't give Stark a bowl until after the drinks break ??

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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 05:03 PM


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Interesting stat in The Australian ....

The leading strike rates of Australia’s top 12 wicket-takers has been updated, and we have a new leader:

Mitchell Starc 49.4

Mitchell Johnson 51.1

Glenn McGrath 51.9

Dennis Lillee 52.0


I wonder if Stark will now be "rested" for the Adelaide match ......... nothing would surprise !!

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Well, we got there eventually. Took quite an effort on a pretty tame wicket for the Gabba, but the new ball cleaned them up. Still very unimpressed with Paine's captaincy ............ he's lucky he has 4 top bowlers at his disposal.

And now on to Adelaide, where the pitch will probably also be fairly tame. Congrats to the Aussie team, and well played Pakistan in pretty trying conditions. Didn't hear any whinging at all.

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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 10:47 AM


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After 27 overs, Stark has bowled 4, and has 2 out of 3 wickets. I’d love to hear Paine’s reasoning.
And now that the new ball has been wasted, and the batsmen set, will Mitch eventually get a bowl? Apparently Paine has a plan.

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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 10:12 AM


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And now Paine opens with Lyon ...... Pakistan batsmen cheer silently. Is this Payne’s bizarre idea, or Langer’s ?
How does a captain justify ignoring a fresh bowler who has two wickets in two overs?
Paine has NFI., but no doubt Langer and Hohns think he’s brilliant.

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Posted on: Nov 23 2019, 05:39 PM


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What is Paine doing?? Stark has 2 wickets in three overs, so he takes him off and gives Hazelwood 6 overs for no wickets. Needs a good kick in the nuts !!

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Almost perfect day for the Aussies. Burns was gutted when he was out on 97, Warner rode his luck but played really well, and Labuschagne was very positive to get his half century. Hard to see the Aussies not winning this test.

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So now we have a New Zealander for a CEO of Australian Rugby, and we also have a New Zealander as the Wallabies coach.

Great to see our Rugby in good hands. weirdsmiley.gif

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ps Kiwis must be pi....ing themselves laughing.
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First test in Brisbane again. Pitch looked flawless, and slightly green. Proved to be very true and not a lot of life. We ended up getting the Pakistani's out for 240, after not getting a wicket in the first session. Aussies will be OK with the day, bowlers went pretty well, Burns took two good catches at first slip, don't know why the controversial OUT call wasn't called a no-ball.

We should hit up a decent score tomorrow ......... but who knows.

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Posted on: Nov 19 2019, 07:16 PM


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Quite an unbelievable end to the Vic vs SA one day game.
Chasing a good score of 4/322 by SA, the Vics, on the back of Finch , got to the end of over 44, needing just 42 from 36 balls, or 7 runs per over. They were only 5 down, so decent batsmen were in.

They managed to get to 321 ........ could only score 40 runs off 36 balls. Maybe a swab should be taken !!!

Must have just given up after Finch was out. Pathetic.

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ps I see that one of the Vic batsmen was only 17, so why didn't they send Siddle in to help him through, instead of another young bloke?
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The Poms are playing NZ this week.

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Partly this is down to the 13-hour time difference which pulls a veil over much of the action as far as the UK is concerned, but also because the venues for these Tests in Mount Maunganui and Hamilton, as is now the norm in New Zealand for Test cricket, are smaller than many — “boutique” is the word used here — designed to avoid the bad look of sparse crowds at the big stadiums in Wellington or Auckland. The atmosphere at both will be akin to out-ground matches in the County Championship and first-class cricket can be all the better for that. Cricket was not designed to emulate football.


Happily, my son and grandson are able to go to the Mount Manganui test match, as they are living in Tauranga ( and absolutely loving it ) at the moment.
Good that regional grounds are getting a go in some places.

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Turnbull ......... just another self-deluded politician .

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Malcolm Turnbull tells Christopher Pyne podcast ‘no doubt’ he would have led Coalition to victory



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With the hundreds of opinions being published over Pattinson's indiscretion and subsequent banning from a test match, can't you just see overseas teams rubbing their hands with glee as they try to devise ways to convince umpires that they've been "offended".

If they can get Smith, Stark, Cummins, Warner and anyone else they'd like to be out of the team to be charged then you beauty, and suck it up you stupid Aussies.

Pity the poor umpires who will be deluged with "appeals". How the hell are they going to react? No doubt the umpires have been to PC training sessions, and will have CA approved "guidelines". Forget about concentrating on what happens cricket-wise.

I think a scale of fines would be more appropriate. Losing a match fee isn't a lot of fun these days.

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A start would be getting Jason Gillespie as head coach.

ps my hand is up for a cap !!

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Does anybody understand this idea that Mitch Stark is not a front line bowler ?? Is Langer in the business of letting batsmen get themselves out, eventually, and not interested in fast left-arm bowlers taking quick wickets?

I'm beginning to think that Stark is not a great fan of Langer's methods, and he will pay the price. I can just imagine the bemused joy of the Pakistanis if Stark is not opening the bowling, especially at the Gabba.

I see that Pattinson has been bad and he's been put in the naughty corner. How about a fine, wouldn't that be sufficient ? Our cricket administrators seem to be following the "popular" trend and reacting to every little incident .

Back to the women's cricket for me !!

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Posted on: Nov 17 2019, 06:58 AM


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Just looked at Ellyse Perry's T20 record this season, as captain of the Sydney Sixers.

81, 27, 39no, 45no, 87no, 2, 70no, and 81 . Last night's 81 should also have been a "not out", but she tried for an impossible extra run off the last ball of the innings.

What a player !!

Nice to see M. Stark at the ground, on the grass, watching his partner's game. Alyssa Healy is really going well, as batter and wicketkeeper, with scores of

42, 13, 27, 11, 105no, 5, 39, and 40 .

The Sixers will be tough to beat, but I think Brisbane beat them in last season's final.

Good competition, good to watch, some forgettable commentary and last night's 'miked-up" bits were cringe-worthy. Where is the producer to cut short the rubbish?

Also enjoy watching the women players getting on with each other on the field, looking as though they enjoy the game and not wanting to kill each other.

Hope the up-coming test matches are as entertaining.

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Posted on: Nov 15 2019, 07:55 AM


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Does anyone else remember, back in the good old days of Jo Bjelke-Petersen, how Jo once was championing a Queensland inventor who was proposing a "hydrogen" powered car ?

The idea was derided as totally wacky by all and sundry. The idea of a car running on hydrogen, obtained from just water, was definitely ahead of its time. One of Jo's better ideas, in a sea of appalling decisions.

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Each and every batsman in the Adelaide match averaging 66 ............ I suppose the cricketing powers that be will be delighted. Pity the poor bowlers.

Hope the first test at the Gabba produces a typically lively first day pitch.

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And "The Australian" sports reporter Will Swanton is proved to have absolutely NFI.

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Will Pucovski will not be picked to play the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane next week.
Sadly, the young Victorian has requested not selectors not pick him, admitting to struggles with his mental health in the middle of an Australia A game in Perth which was the last chance to impress before next week’s match.


Pity poor Pucovski, because it must absolutely gut him that he can't play.

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Posted on: Nov 13 2019, 08:31 PM


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Bet our three miscreants wish they lived somewhere else .......... WI for instance.

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West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned from his country's next four Twenty20 internationals after admitting to tampering with the ball.

The 24-year-old was caught on camera using his thumb to scrape the ball and seam during the final match of the 3-0 one-day series win over Afghanistan.


Our blokes never even managed to mark the ball .......... and got 12 months !!!

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 12 2019, 07:57 PM


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If you look at Pucovski’s last dozen innings, he has one century, one half century, and six scores under 10, with an average of 25. Hardly “ must be picked” figures. That doesn’t include today’s forgettable performance.
He’s just another talented batsmen, but yet to prove himself.

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Posted on: Nov 12 2019, 07:31 PM


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Will Stanton, sports reporter for The Australian, claims that Will Pucovski is a “ must “ for the first test. He couldn’t come up with any compelling reason for such a dogmatic statement.
He also opined that making runs in the present game , or not, didn’t make any difference ........ Pucovski has to play. He seemed to totally ignore Pucovski’s lack of runs in the Shield competition, and also ignore other batsmens’ legitimate claims to selection.
Don’t know what his problem is, but the article is an opinion piece, not “reporting”.

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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 05:50 PM


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My personal view is that the Earth's climate is always changing, to warmer or cooler, and it's extremely vain of humans to think that they can do much about it. Every tiny bit of "evidence" of "global warming" is leapt upon by the activists to show that they are right, but any research numbers showing cooling or ice increasing is conveniently ignored. I'm fairly sure that between about 2000 and 2015 temperatures were pretty stable and ice caps actually increased. Since then temperatures have increased a bit and ice has retreated, the usual ebb and flow of temperatures and weather.

The global hysteria from all walks of life is just incomprehensible. I can understand politicians wanting to be seen to be concerned and "doing something", but to hear leaders of large corporations jumping on the bandwagon is mystifying and disturbing. Are they that worried about loud people at the AGM's ?

To my thinking the world has gone mad in this headlong race to be seen to be "concerned, and doing something about it". In my more cynical moments I wonder if there's some evil plan to de-rail all western democracies by getting them to bankrupt themselves wasting money chasing impossible "targets", instead of steadily improving the lives of their citizens.

Perhaps I'm 100% wrong and we are indeed on the road to destruction of the Earth ............. but I think we are rather foolish to think that we can make massive changes to the Earth's climate / weather. At the moment, every change in weather sees more headlines about global disaster, rather than a more circumspect report of " we're in for a few hot days".

If I'm hit by lightning tonight, you'll know that I got it badly wrong !! biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 08:34 AM


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re Renshaw ....... all is revealed in today's Australian.

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Former Test opener Matthew Renshaw returns for Queensland after missing the game against WA due to gastro issues. Queensland are missing skipper Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns and Michael Neser because of their Australia A duties. Jimmy Peirson will lead the Bulls in Khawaja's absence.


Hope he scores some impressive runs.

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 8 2019, 08:06 PM


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Pakistan scored 3 runs from the last 16 balls, mostly complete misses. Are they really ranked No1 in T20 cricket ???

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Posted on: Nov 7 2019, 12:15 PM


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But wait ...... there's more ....

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Mickey Mouse from the Mickey Mouse School of the Blind, Namibia made it through onto an official list published with a major article in BioScience on Tuesday.

After the statement had been submitted to the journal, claiming the support of 11,000 world scientists, Mickey was joined on the list by Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts.

The first signature on the online list was Araminta Aadvark, professor of Zoology at University of Neasden, UK. Neasden University does not have a zoology department.


And finally a bit of sense .....

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But consulting geologist, Marc Hendrickx, who highlighted the errant signatures said “legitimate researchers passionate about the scientific method do not do science by social media”.


Dodgy bunch of losers !

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henrietta
Posted on: Nov 6 2019, 08:45 PM


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Aren't the climate emergency proponents just so tricky ........ when one set of "alarming figures" fail to materialise, they just conjure up another drama ....

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Global surface temperatures are not sufficient to measure climate change, which should instead be tracked by a scorecard of population growth, meat consumption, forest loss and the use of air transport, a new declaration by ­scientists says.


And the so-called "Greens" will no doubt lap it up fervently.

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Posted on: Nov 5 2019, 06:29 PM


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Usman couldn’t find a way to get Green out ......... in either innings . WA get away with a most unlikely draw.

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Posted on: Nov 5 2019, 06:51 AM


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Queensland in with a chance today, with a few more quick wickets.

I notice that Matt Renshaw isn’t in the team, and wondered if he’s injured, crook, or other issues. New opener scored a century, so he’ll be a very happy boy.

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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 11:40 AM


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Usman might be having second thoughts (too late) about sending WA in to bat after winning the toss at the Gabba. WA have gone from 7/170 to 8/326, and still scoring !! sad.gif

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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 11:28 AM


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QUOTE
Tonga XIII create history, stunning Australia in Auckland


Any team that picks Daly Cherry-Evans will lose more games than they should.

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Posted on: Nov 2 2019, 07:05 AM


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Steve Waugh has some sympathy for Maxwell, and others.

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Steve Waugh has applauded Glenn Maxwell for taking a break because the cricket great can now recognise that 1980s teammates had mental health issues that went untreated.

The decorated former Test skipper said candidly that cricket’s old-school culture would once have made it impossible for a player to take mental health leave even when desperate.

“He (Maxwell) has done the right and courageous thing. I applaud him 100 per cent,” Waugh said in Brisbane. “In the past, we’ve seen it as a sign of weakness if you’re on tour, you’re struggling and the pressure has got to you or you’re homesick. ‘Guts it out’ was always the call.

“I look back at the 1980s and think of players who definitely had issues, but it just wasn’t talked about because there was a stigma attached. Realistically, cricket has always had players who had mental illness and just weren’t recognised or didn’t have an outlet to have it dealt with.”

Cricket Australia announced on Thursday that star allrounder Maxwell had been granted indefinite leave on mental health grounds. His thrilling 62 from 28 balls and fielding masterclass in Australia’s T20 thumping of Sri Lanka in Adelaide last weekend exuberantly masked his troubles.

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“It just shows you that you can sometimes hide things on the field where you feel most comfortable … you’re free,” said Waugh, a 168-Test regular for two decades from 1985.

“It’s away from cricket where the situation gets harder. It’s a good thing he’s done what he’s done. There is the support around the side today and it just goes to prove that cricketers are normal like everyone else without some superhuman ability to overcome everything.

“Players are under enormous pressure these days and if you’ve got anything going on away from cricket with the mental side of things then you do need a break.”

Waugh, in Queensland for his Captain’s Ride cycle event that starts in Toowoomba on Monday, recalls long tours of India and Pakistan in the ’80s where some hotels had only one operator-controlled telephone.

“You might queue for a call, have the line drop out and not get to speak to home for three days,” Waugh said. “I know I went through a period where I struggled with stuff but somehow I got through it while there were some dark, troubling times for others.”

Maxwell’s former Australia, Victoria and Melbourne Stars teammate John Hastings said on Friday it was always just a matter of time before the star allrounder took a mental health break.

Hastings revealed he urged him to quit social media five years ago after a barrage of abuse left the allrounder shattered.

“I remember sitting next to him up at the Gabba after a Stars game a few years ago and he said, ‘Have a look at this’,” Hastings said. “It was absolute abuse that he copped and I was like, ‘Mate you’ve got to get off social media, you’ve got to stop worrying about this stuff’.

Maxwell woke up at 3am last Monday and checked Twitter to discover he had been drafted by Shane Warne’s London Spirit to play in The Hundred competition in England next year.

While Maxwell will earn $235,000 for the six-week tournament, it will also further eat into a calendar year where he already has a Twenty20 World Cup and is likely to return to the Indian Premier League.
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henrietta
Posted on: Oct 31 2019, 03:53 PM


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So, what's with our Aussie cricketers these days? Maxwell needs a break from cricket for mental health reasons, young Will Pucovski has had a couple of "breaks"( but still seems to be in the running).

Is a professional life so hard ? Are our players more fragile ?

How can any of these players even be considered for the tough test arena, where physical and mental toughness is paramount?

I just don't get it. You'd think that players would be busting their gut to get in the team ....... not taking mental health breaks.

Puzzled.

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henrietta
Posted on: Oct 21 2019, 04:42 PM


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G'day B

re "unless they expect a really flat wicket "

Unfortunately most Australian wickets are flat, maybe the Gabba the only exception , now that WA has changed. It's a great pity, and does Australian cricket no favours. I can't help bur feel that the people in charge have mistakenly thought that all Aussie cricket fans want is runs and more runs.

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Posted on: Oct 21 2019, 10:07 AM


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Renshaw still not enough runs, but at least the Bananabenders managed to scrape home, after going from 0-47 to 5- 54 ........ ratbags !!

Labuschagne looking the goods, so now we have three batsmen for Aus ......... three to go.

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Posted on: Oct 20 2019, 01:49 PM


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My man Renshaw is holding his slips catches it seems ........... just needs to start getting big runs !!!!!
Stark got some wickets so that's a positive. Maybe he's just running up and bowling fast again.

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Posted on: Oct 20 2019, 08:44 AM


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Shaun Marsh 101 n.o., so I guess we'll see him back in the test team again ........... sad.gif

Good to see SS get yet another century, but other hopefuls faltering in the straight.

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henrietta
Posted on: Oct 18 2019, 10:44 AM


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We recently spent some time in Canberra visiting friends. To say that I was gobsmacked by the facilities offered would be an understatement.
Canberra has every possible known amenity, plus many not even thought of in "average" communities.
Having also spent many weeks traversing the country, including much of the outback, I can sympathise with country folk who claim they don't much of a deal.

Canberrans are very, very spoilt. Their only problem is the crappy weather !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Oct 17 2019, 08:28 AM


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I just love all these movie actors and sportsmen, once they've made their hundreds of millions and are quite comfortable thank you, suddenly becoming concerned experts on how to save the planet.

Uneducated, hit-seeking , self-opinionated, smug, fools.

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Posted on: Oct 16 2019, 06:47 AM


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Hardly anything left to worry about in my case Mick !!

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henrietta
Posted on: Oct 13 2019, 06:18 PM


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Ron Clarke was another great runner, but not a great racer. All fantastic achievements, but in different ways.

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Posted on: Oct 13 2019, 02:15 PM


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Leaves me with a bit of an empty feeling about it, after reading how artificial the conditions were. Waiting for the right weather, an army of pacers who shielded him as well as maintained the correct pace ( constantly monitored electronically), riders to supply drinks so no slowing down .......

The runner who can get under the 2 hours in genuine race conditions will be my champion.

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 23 2019, 03:46 PM


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You are correct ....... freezing wind today, but a lovely lunch!

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 18 2019, 09:48 AM


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And they will happily buy our coal mines as well. We really are dumb and near sighted.

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 17 2019, 10:52 AM


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And I’m heading to Canberra on Saturday!! sad.gif

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 16 2019, 04:05 PM


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Gnaw, just for a minute.

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Posted on: Sep 16 2019, 02:35 PM


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Oooh Nipper, I did have to think about that one for a while !! biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Sep 16 2019, 10:16 AM


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Yep, B , it was an unholy mess. Don’t know if Payne made the decision himself, but he has to take the blame. In the end we were lucky to retain the Ashes.
So, if Pucovski, Renshaw and Burns can fire in the first few Shield matches, they should be able to crack the team. There’s certainly a few places up for grabs ......... of course they will have to bend to Langer’s will in order to have any chance.

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Posted on: Sep 13 2019, 10:27 AM


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Well , thank goodness Marsh got some wickets, because nobody else seemed interested. Watched the first session, and it was absolute torture. Really hope the team can pick themselves up from this low and set a decent first innings score. Payne, Warner and Smith looked like the Three Stooges for a while.

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 12 2019, 07:59 PM


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Well, we seem to be trying really hard to make it a level series. Drop Head and Stark, bring in Marsh and Siddle. Win the toss and bowl first. Have they lost their minds completely?
Unbelievable!

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Posted on: Sep 12 2019, 08:51 AM


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Travis Head out, and Mitch Marsh in ............ there's a surprise ....... not.
Dear old Mitch gets yet another chance ....... it must be so good to be somebody's favourite. Head of course only has himself to blame, as he hasn't scored enough runs. Warner gets a final go, so I do hope he can put the Broad bogey behind him. A blazing century by Warner in the first innings should see the Poms wilt terminally.

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Posted on: Sep 9 2019, 04:40 PM


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And in the women's version of the game Ellyse Perry is grinding the runs out again, with her second one-day century. Her test average is 78 ( admittedly from only 8 tests),
Her ODI average is 52.9. As well as plenty of runs, she usually opens the bowling, where she has 31 test wickets and 149 ODI wickets.

Between Smith and Perry we have a couple of quite exceptional players at present.

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Posted on: Sep 9 2019, 07:39 AM


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Well done Tim Paine and company. They cleaned England up nicely on the last day, very nearly not needing their second innings.
I would leave the team as it is for the last test, even though Warner doesn't warrant a place, as they have given us the Ashes, and should be there to savour the moment.

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Posted on: Sep 8 2019, 01:52 PM


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I've been thinking about the Aussie cricketers , some doing well, others out of sorts. Nothing unusual in that. But I just wonder if Langer's approach is a problem.
I get the feeling that he tries to change or influence the way our players approach the game. I don't think Boof ever tried to change anybody, just offered support and probably gave advice when asked, but generally just organised the team rather than trying to change players.
Langer can't help himself, and he's very intense. I really don't think that works, except for a very few. I think a couple of old hands have tried to counsel him a bit, but he really can't change his personality.
Maybe Boof would have been able to nurture young players like Renshaw, Burns and Pucovski who all have tremendous talent, but need some help and encouragement to do things their own way successfully.

I worry about Stark .......... is he being forced to change his style, and therefore his thinking? You'd think that the selectors would simply pick the players best suited to the conditions and opposition, and leave the players to work out for themselves what they should be doing.

Is Smith going so well that he might consider just batting, and leave the captaincy to someone else? Paine is doing an OK job, but I don't think he's a permanent test captain.

Now back to the present ......... can we get them out? You bet we can, and I do hope that Stark and Lyon figure prominently and have the job done by tea.

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Posted on: Sep 8 2019, 11:51 AM


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Could it be that Serena is just a tad obsessed with herself ??

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“I believe I could have played better. I believe I could have done more. I believe I could have just been more Serena today,” Williams said.

“I honestly don’t think Serena showed up. I have to kind of figure out how to get her to show up in Grand Slam finals.”

“All of it honestly, truly is super frustrating,” Williams said. “I’m so close, so close, so close, yet so far away.

“I don’t know what to say. I guess I got to keep going if I want to be a professional tennis player. And I just got to just keep fighting through it.”

“I’m not necessarily chasing a record. I’m just trying to win Grand Slams,” she said. “It’s definitely frustrating, but for the most part I just am still here. I’m still doing what I can do.”


Not partial to gracefully congratulating the winner, and departing the scene.

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henrietta
Posted on: Sep 7 2019, 02:12 PM


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Malinga makes a mess of NZ in a 20/20 game .......... 4 in 4 balls. Life in the old boy still.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19386/c...-sri-lanka-2019

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Posted on: Sep 6 2019, 07:55 AM


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That man Smith will be giving Root nightmares for a long time. What a great innings, and really helped by the lower order. Bowlers did well ( batting ), and it was great to get the new opening hope out cheaply.

A quick couple of wickets, preferably to Stark, and we'll be on the way.

Great stuff Aussies, and a memorable innings from Smith ........ again !!

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Posted on: Sep 3 2019, 11:37 AM


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Khawaja is out and Pattinson is having a “rest”. Smith and Stark come in. Not a bad selection, and I think they should give the Poms a good run for their money.

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Posted on: Sep 2 2019, 03:54 PM


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OK, on to the next Ashes test. Who will the selectors pick?

My team would have Stark and Smith to come in, with Siddle and Khawaja to have a rest. Will the selectors see it my way ....... I doubt it very much !!

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Posted on: Sep 1 2019, 02:30 PM


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Jasprit Bumrah improves his bowling figures with 6 for 16 off 9 overs against WI. The calypso boys are in deep doo-doo.

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Posted on: Aug 30 2019, 09:34 PM


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Khawaja is very selfishly occupying the crease for about 1 run per over, Marsh not doing much better. Disgraceful waste of a practice opportunity.

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Posted on: Aug 29 2019, 07:57 AM


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I see in today’s “Australian” a reference to LGBTIQ+. ............ what is “+” ? Is that a catch all inclusion? I also note that the letters IQ are there ....... I wonder about that.

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Posted on: Aug 27 2019, 04:48 PM


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India defeat West Indies.
WI second innings looked a bit sad at 5 for 15 ........... but they managed 100.

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Posted on: Aug 26 2019, 08:49 AM


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Got up at 4am to go to the loo, couldn't resist having a look at the computer ......... didn't get any more sleep . sad.gif

Stokes had a big day and is a classy cricketer. We had our chances and fluffed them, so it will be very interesting to see the make-up of the next test team. Will Usman keep his place as Australia's worst performing number 3 batsman in history?

Congratulations to the Poms and Stokes in particular.

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Sun shining, beautiful day apparently. Trust our bowlers can spoil it for those Poms !!!

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Posted on: Aug 22 2019, 03:46 PM


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Marcus Harris in for Bancroft ?

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I think Bradman’s average is more memorable because it is so close to 100. And ending with a “duck “ , for the best ever batsman, is priceless, and gives every batsman since, some hope.

Have just read Paine’s article in The Australian. It is fascinating, although I question the wisdom of our captain writing media articles during a test series.

We drove to Leeds on Monday tired, still excited about the Lord’s Test but keen to get the third one starting tomorrow.

There is a special feeling among this squad.

It’s an odd thing to say when you didn’t win the match, but we didn’t lose it and that was a victory in itself. There were a few things we know we could have done better, but we were all so happy about how we got through the game.

Paine’s article in The Australian

You can’t always be on top in Test cricket and things don’t always go your way, but the reason I was happy and the squad was in such good spirits is we found a way to limit the damage and hang on.

Sometimes you have to make sure you live to fight another day.

One of the things we have talked about since we arrived is finding a way when the game seems loaded against you. We are determined to dig in and defend when under siege. We know that a bad session can cost you a Test or even a series. There will be an hour when the other team has the ascendancy but you have to find a way to stop that. You can be bowled out in a session in England so you have to slow the other team’s momentum.

There was a young player in this game who did just that when called in at short notice.

We lost our best batsman, Steve Smith, we were batting in half light and we were facing some serious bowling on a pitch that was challenging. There’s plenty of things we got wrong. Our catching was bad and our use of the DRS was worse but there is a character in this group that refuses to give up and I am proud of that.

Winning away has become the hardest thing in Test cricket. To get to the third Test with a win and a draw is an achievement and one I think any touring side would take.

Everyone was talking about Steve after Edgbaston because of his centuries and they were talking about him for other reasons after he was ruled out in this one. He showed great courage to go out and bat again after being hit. It would have shaken anyone up but he just wanted to get back out there and keep batting. I guess that’s what he does.

And then everyone was talking about Jofra Archer and why not? It’s fantastic to see a young cricketer with so much talent come onto the scene and it was a bit of a buzz to face him at Lord’s. He’s fast for sure, but in Australia we’ve been brought up facing guys of his pace. Every time we have a net we have Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson coming at us like we are the opposition.

It’s going to be fun for everyone to watch how Jofra’s career turns out. People of his talent are why we play Test cricket. You want to face the best, you want to be on the extremes challenging yourself and putting into place all the things you’ve learned over the journey.

I can’t get over how well Marnus Labuschagne went when called in at extremely short notice. If I was giving votes for that game I’m giving them to him, but I might be a bit biased. He went to bed on Saturday night planning to have an early net session and that’s what he did. The guys not playing often leave ahead of the team so they can get a hit in.

When we realised Steve wouldn’t play we knew we had to get a message to him and we also knew he would be training and not looking at his phone. So I got into a car and headed to Lord’s. I know he is one of those guys who will train himself into the ground and I didn’t want that. He was in the nets on the nursery ground when I arrived and I went over and said “Take it easy, mate, you are batting today”.

I wish you could have seen the look on his face. Some players would panic, or get anxious about what lay ahead, but he just broke into this smile. He loves cricket like a kid loves Christmas. We might rib him about his endless enthusiasm and his constant chatter but he is one of those people who energises a group.

I hope people appreciate what he did in that innings. To replace Steve who had been concussed and to wear a nasty blow second delivery you face when you get out there would unsettle most players, but not Marnus. He revels in that stuff. It’s the sort of craziness that marks a special cricketer and he has the potential to be that.

The other thing that was so satisfying about his innings was that it further confirmed our belief that it takes a squad to win a series. You can’t rely on a Steve Smith or a Jofra Archer, you have to have depth and I believe we have that in our batting and bowling.

David Warner hasn’t hit his straps yet and I notice people getting a bit trigger happy on that subject, but I am not worried. We are 1-0 up in the series and he hasn’t got out of the blocks. He is a match winner and the sort of player who comes up with an innings that takes the game away from the opposition. He is also the most mentally tough cricketer I know. He is due a score and that is a dividend I am looking forward to.

This Ashes series is shaping up to be one of the best of all time. It’s a quick turnaround to the third Test but I am as keen for it to start as I was when I was a boy staying up late at night in Tasmania watching David Boon and Ricky Ponting take on England.

I’m hoping this series is one that will live in people’s memories a long time. It’s shaping up that way.


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Posted on: Aug 20 2019, 12:13 PM


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Has anyone noticed the new ICC Test match points rules ?
Teams which play a 2 match series get the same points as teams playing a 5 match series. This means that the 5 match teams get 24 points per match for winning, and 2 match series get 60 points per match.
You have to win 5 out of 5 to get the same points as 2 out of 2.
Seems ordinary to me.

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Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 11:45 AM


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I think the selectors will stick with what they have, maybe a bowling change ..... maybe not, but it would be tough to leave Pattinson out. I'm sure Stark would love to have a go, to show Archer a thing or two.

Can't see any batting change because so many have under-achieved. A case of crossing fingers I think. Warner is the key, so hopefully he will get some time at the crease and start causing some havoc.

Fascinating, isn't it.

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Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 07:19 AM


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Well, it seems that Jofra Archer has blown yet another Langer theory out of the water. Line and length doesn't beat raw pace and aggression after all ......... quelle surprise !!!

We were lucky to get out of that last day with a draw, but the future doesn't look so good. I wonder if Stark might get a gig after all? Batting looks very brittle with no one in form, and Smith most likely not available for the next test.
Paine and Langer will have some serious discussions I imagine.

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henrietta
Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 02:26 PM


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Just by the way, do you think the Aussie quicks will give Archer some curry?? smile.gif

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Regarding booing, it's always a few drunks who are the most boorish ....... everywhere. Don't think our Gabba hoons would be any better late on a Saturday afternoon.

Don't think the selectors will change the team except for fast bowlers perhaps. Our batting is very fragile, but then again the Poms are faring no better. Maybe it's just difficult conditions for batsmen , what with the Pommie pitches and weather.

Bit put out that Smith didn't reach his third century ..... he deserved it.

Should be an interesting final day.

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Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 09:00 AM


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World holds breath as Smith falls


A slight exaggeration perhaps?

Game is poised nicely for an interesting final day. Aussies have the luxury of being satisfied with a draw, so no need for unnecessary heroics.
Could Warner finally find some form and belt a winning innings?

Test cricket can be so entertaining .

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Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 08:54 AM


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Tennis ..... Krygios ........ why is he still allowed to play?? So he gets what looks like a large fine, but I'm sure it will be one of those fines with all sorts of riders attached so that the real consequence is minuscule.

Good that he abused so openly the "bathroom break" rule, so that tennis authorities are shown to be gullible fools ........ bathroom breaks ....... for crying out loud ..... should only be available once, after 2 hours of play.

Tennis authorities seem to pander to every player's little whim, to the great detriment of the sport in general.

When the current top players retire, I wonder how much interest there will be in this indulged sport.

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Khawaja actually didn't seem ready ..... had a little daydream maybe ...... but a terrible miss which destroyed Australia's momentum. Trouble is, you can't ever make up for bad misses.

Pretty even contest thus far, so let's hope we can get a big first innings . Usman needs a hundred.

Bancroft's catch was spectacular, and a real morale booster.

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Won the toss and decided to bowl. Goes against the usual practice, so we'll see how it pans out. Better bowl and catch well !!

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new pet cremation business, called Patch & Purr


Could have been called Hot Dog and Pussy, but probably not as successful with serious pet owners I guess. smile.gif

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Bancroft's last four innings ...... 8,7,33,7

I guess the 33 will be enough to keep him going in a "winning" team. I would drop him.

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Cricket Australia launches transgender, gender-diverse policy


My guess is that this initiative will cause a lot of grief, for very little gain. Nice for the boardroom types, but a nightmare for the vast majority of cricket clubs.


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Posted on: Aug 7 2019, 07:51 PM


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One of the best and most respected fast bowlers. His figures are exceptional.

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/273...orthy-all-great
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Posted on: Aug 6 2019, 11:19 AM


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Pretty impressed with Head’s performance in both innings.
Openers will need to do better. A first innings score from Usman would be useful.
Smith ...... brilliant.
Looking forward to Warner and Smith taking them apart in the next test.

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Posted on: Aug 2 2019, 07:23 PM


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Another accolade for the incomparable Ellyse Perry. Best ever ?????

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/273...arlotte-edwards

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ABC ?? Don't think the luvvies there are interested in sport mate.

Fantastic innings by Smith, and Siddle also stepped up magnificently. The rest were woeful .
England might struggle if Anderson can't bowl again, so I do hope our new look bowling line-up can deliver.

English crowd were very unfunny boofheads, not at all like the Barmy Army I've seen at the Gabba. Do hope Warner and Bancroft can get some runs in the second innings and really piss them off.

Interesting , and fairly even match so far.

Umpires didn't have a very good day at all. Interesting to see the bit about where the batsmen can and can't take strike ......... I had thought they could take strike wherever they liked.

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And they are telling our naive universities what to do as well. We will regret this lack of foresight.

Meanwhile, it seems that nobody in business wants Bill Shorten, so he has to start making unwanted noise in parliament again.

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Bill Shorten says Labor’s surprise election loss was “very disappointing for the nation” but has vowed to remain in parliament, arguing it is time for the party to move on and challenge the government.


Very disappointing for the nation .......... is he kidding?

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The newspaper talk is that Stark will be left out .......... I hope they are kidding, and it's just feed for gullible reporters.

I would imagine that England would be delighted. What ever happened to the good old rule of cricket ..... do what the opposition would least like you to do.

Seems like the selectors are going with whatever suits their plans, so we'll see what happens. How many times has Stark come good when needed and got a fivefor ?

The other bowlers did well in the practice match on a very favourable pitch for bowlers. How will they go on a less favourable pitch?

Will be fascinating cricket.

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Yes Mick

She's right up there with Jacques Kallis and Sir Gary in the all-rounder stakes.

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Shayna Jack ........ I wonder if she will swim again.

Ligandrol is used to build muscle mass and strength. If she has taken it inadvertently, then her coach has some questions to answer.

What a shame, and a disaster for her.

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Poms didn't look too flash at all, and the Lords pitch didn't seem too bad.

Our great experiment has been a joke, not that anyone will admit it. The only positive is for Mitch Marsh, who Langer loves anyway, and he will no doubt get the nod ........ with a test average of 25 and bowling strike rate of 76 !!!! The Poms will be trembling.

If we don't get the right players into the first Test team, we can kiss the Ashes goodbye. Will the selectors pick the best team or will they pick their favourites and hope for the best?

Sadly, I have zero confidence in Langer ....... he's a whacko !!

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Posted on: Jul 21 2019, 07:44 PM


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A successful politician in India has just died. With the name, Sheila Dikshit , I wonder how successful she would have been in good old Oz ? smile.gif

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Does anybody else think that this Southampton match between two Australian cricket teams, to help selectors in naming a test squad I assume, is a massive mistake and a cheap cop-out for the selectors? Can't see any benefit for the cricketers at all. Why can't the selectors just name a squad, and change it later if needed. Is this just more Justin Langer wackiness, or selector wimpishness?

So we have bowlers trying to knock the heads off the batsmen, probably injuring themselves and some batsmen as well, batsmen with totally undue pressure being heaped on them, and in the end, Langer and co will choose who they want anyway.

What a misguided farce !!

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The inquest also heard from Simon Coffey, the director of Q-dance Australia, which runs the Sydney Defqon. 1 dance musical festival, the largest annual dance music festival in Australia. Mr Coffey said he had been “abso­lutely devastated” by the deaths of Diana Nguyen, 18, and Joseph Pham, 23, who died of MDMA overdoses at the 2018 festival.

He said Australia’s harm reduc­tion approach had failed young people by “demonising” and “panicking­” them at festivals, where they would be forced to walk through a “wall of police” and sniffer dogs. In countries such as The Netherlands, police had no involve­men­t in drug law enforcement, Mr Coffey said.


..... or ....... if you take illegal drugs you might well die, and it will be entirely your own fault.


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Kiwis crush a billion Indian dreams. Would be nice if we can join them in the final.

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As the Folau saga drags on, Izzy's wife also came under scrutiny, but at least the netball association shows a little common sense.

Did have a little smile to myself when I read this comment from England player Geva Mentor...

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“There is no room for homophobia in netball and we have players that are (gay) in England and Australia, and it is putting them in uncomfortable positions.”


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Indeed Mick, Alyssa is also pretty handy.

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Elysse Perry's figures in yesterday's one-dayer in England : 10 overs, 4 maidens, 7 for 22.
Any chance she could join the men's team ?

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The Australian gets a little over-excited ........

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Aussies rue disastrous loss


The South Africans had a good day, and we nearly got there ....... hardly a "disaster". And playing the Poms might just be better than playing the Kiwis , who always grow extra arms and legs when playing Australia.

Semis should be great games.

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Posted on: Jul 5 2019, 04:35 PM


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ECX says this today, as it sells off Graysonline and areyouselling.

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Alongside the sale, the company said it was progressing its simplification program including resizing its cost base, resetting its corporate debt facilities and establishing a defined strategic direction.


Eh ?? weirdsmiley.gif

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D-Max towing an Ultimate camper, and a very handsome chap !! biggrin.gif
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I look forward to seeing you "out there" some time Mick. It's a great country to explore ...... slowly !!!

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But there has to be a service network..........

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As for sales distribution, Rivian says it plans to mirror Tesla's business model: not have a traditional dealer network and instead sell to customers directly.




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Hey Mick, that 4WD is absolutely awesome. I really didn't think I would be impressed by an electric 4WD for some years ....... but here it is, and in RHD as well as left .
I wonder which Aussie dealerships are lining up to sell them here? My only concern is that they are big ....... and that can be a problem in the bush.

Roll on 2021.

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A car colided into a pedestrian which led to a bloody altercation using an axe.


and

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The 75-year-old driver who was known to the pedestrian, was later taken to Liverpool Hospital for an unrelated medical condition before returning back to the police station early Friday morning.



Our intrepid Australian young journalist's articles could improve with some proofreading.

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A most unlikely series win B .......... but very sweet for the Aussies. The bowlers were very good ( who's our bowling coach now?), and Usman had a truly outstanding series.

Kohli will be seething !!!

We should have a pretty competitive side when up to full strength . Will be interesting to see who makes a full strength team, with a couple of very disappointed players no doubt.

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Posted on: Mar 11 2019, 07:34 AM


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Must admit that seeing India 1 for 200 I gave the Aussies no hope. Very happy surprise this morning. Turner looks good ...... wonder why he didn't play the previous two games?
Usman has found his mojo and scores pretty much at a run a ball, which helps his batting partners no end.
Finch is a problem with one decent score in a series of failures. Maxwell is always a worry for the opposition, and has scored pretty consistently.
Marsh hasn't done anything, but then he doesn't have to.
Cummins has been brilliant, with 4, 3, and 5 wickets in his last three games.

Last match of the series will be interesting.

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interesting to see Sean Marsh getting a gig in the one-dayers ......... just what we need .... not !!

Langer's Luvvies are looked after.

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Posted on: Mar 2 2019, 08:23 AM


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You have to be a bit careful with these venomous bites ........ bees, snakes ....... as the effect is usually cumulative, and the reaction gets worse each time you are bitten.
I remember Ram Chandra, venom collector, gradually deteriorating and eventually dying from numerous taipan ( and others ) bites.

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Posted on: Mar 1 2019, 05:24 PM


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Langer's problem is that he seems to have a "formula", which includes "types" of cricketers, and he does not like cricketers who don't conform to his plans ..... eg Maxwell, Renshaw.

He's still trying to "prove" his ideas , even though they had very limited success in WA. Langer is proving to be a problem for CA, who of course won't do anything, especially if it means admitting they got the coach call very wrong.
I'd give Jason Gillespie a go, but perhaps he wants to get a bit more experience.

I have also noticed that Langer's pets get an extraordinary amount of leeway as regards performance ......... others get a quick boot.

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