Email ABC North Coast By Elloise Farrow-Smith , Catherine Marciniak and Joanne Shoebridge Updated September 12, 2018 19:07:28 Photo: Maggie enjoys flying alongside 9-year-old Tylah on his morning commute. (Supplied: Dee Hartin) Related Story: 'It's on': Magpies zero in on unsuspecting residents as swooping season begins Related Story: 10 foolproof ways to defend yourself from the magpie menace Related Story: Magpies swooping? You should try making friends Map: Casino 2470 Each day when nine-year-old Tylah Hartin leaves his Casino home it is game on with a local magpie, but in their case it is year-round and very much playtime.'Maggie' waits by the fence, regular as clockwork.In what might look like a dangerous game, Tylah has never been touched by Maggie."It's just kinda really playing with me," Tylah said.The game is 'the swooping game' and it happens every time the boy leaves the house on his scooter or bike and continues all the way to the end of the … [Read more...] about Magpie swooping a playful game of cat and mouse between boy and feathered friend
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After cricket and jalebis began to dominate the Delhi pollution debate, with AAP's unforgiving attack on East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir for skipping a key meeting of a parliamentary committee on the capital’s air crisis, 'Missing' posters of the cricketer-turned politician were spotted in Delhi's ITO, escalating the criticism further. In a classic parody of missing persons report, posters screaming 'Lapata' or 'Missing' written in bright shades of red, along with a smiling photo of Gambhir were found pinned to the bark of trees in central Delhi. Under the image, a message : "Have you seen this man? He was last spotted in Indore enjoying jalebis. The whole of Delhi is searching for him," it reads. Gambhir, who was in Indore as a commentator for the India-Bangladesh cricket fixture, gave the crucial high-profile meeting organised to address the alarming levels of noxious pollution engulfing Delhi, a miss in a move that was vehemently decried by politicians and citizens alike. A … [Read more...] about ‘Have You Seen Him?’: In Fresh Attack, ‘Missing’ Posters of Gambhir Spotted in Delhi for Skipping Pollution Meet
Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa headed closer to clinching the presidency Sunday in a fiercely fought election held seven months after Islamist attacks killed 269 people.The 70-year-old retired lieutenant colonel secured massive support in majority Sinhalese constituencies and had 52.87% of the vote, according to early official results of Saturday’s poll.His younger rival, Housing minister Sajith Premadasa, 52, was trailing with 39.67 percent in the first half a million votes counted. He had strong support in minority Tamil areas and a poor showing in larger Sinhalese constituencies.Leftist Anura Kumara Dissanayake was in third place with less than five percent of the vote. There were 32 other candidates for the top job. Election Commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said at least 80 percent of the 15.99 million eligible voters participated in Saturday’s poll, which was marred by isolated violence that left several people … [Read more...] about Gotabaya Rajapaksa clan set for Sri Lanka comeback
In the spirit of equality, we asked former captains Nasser Hussain and Ricky Ponting for their reflections on the key points in a titanic tussle. Live stream the India v South Africa T20 Series with KAYO SPORTS on your TV or favourite device. Get your 14-day free trial > AUSTRALIA GOING 1-0 UP NASSER: Losing Jimmy Anderson on day one at Edgbaston was a massive blow - not just for the Test but the series. Don't forget that despite that, though, Australia were 122-8 in their first innings but England couldn't grasp their chance. It would have been great to have seen Anderson - England's best bowler against right-handers - go head-to-head with Steve Smith. The pitches did a bit during the series, Smith was in phenomenal form, and it would have been a great battle. Stuart Broad was brilliant in the series, by the way, in particular to left-handers, and his hold over David Warner made sure Australia began on the back foot every innings. England losing James Anderson to injury swung … [Read more...] about Ricky Ponting and Nasser Hussain analyse where 2019 Ashes were won, lost and ultimately drawn
It turned out that Indrani, who was wearing the Navratri Day 2 green, was fasting for the festival.Rediff.com September 22 was to be an exciting drama-packed day in the Sheena Bora murder trial at Courtroom 51 at Mumbai's sessions court. Instead, it was The Day That Wasn't! Indeed significantly, what was to happen never happened and the hearing was a non-event. The action got off to a promising and suspenseful start when a large Panasonic cardboard box, brought to the court from the maddamal (a storeroom where trial exhibits are kept securely) was unwrapped in front of the battery of expectant defence lawyers and before Special CBI Judge Jayendra Chandrasen Jagdale. From it emerged four CDs (compact discs), two data cards sealed in an envelope and some items wrapped in paper printed with the words 'laboratory' on it. Some of the CDs were said to contain the prosecution's copy of the call data records of phones belonging to three: Sheena Bora, former Mukerjea driver Shyamvar Pinturam … [Read more...] about Why was Indrani fasting?