The new look AFLW shows a chance in season seven but the jury is out on the changes | AFLW

Ssince the first AFLW game at Ikon Park in February 2017 – when the AFL memorably had to impose a lockout due to massive under-crowds – women’s football has been on a rapid upward trajectory. Participation rates have risen across the country and, ahead of the seventh round of the competition, which starts on Thursday, …

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Beirut port explosion two years on: An open wound worsens as authorities try to close the case

It was 6:07 pm. Thousands of lives were damaged and the Lebanese capital — no stranger to disaster — turned into a hellscape. Like broken clocks, the disaster appears to be suspended in time. Thursday marked two years since the port exploded. But the hardest hit in the city, the eastern neighborhoods still bear the …

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Why we are drawn to fixing things

Both on Eternally Yours and elsewhere, many of the most interesting artworks featuring renovations refuse to hide the changes and work that went into them. Louise Bourgeois, who was recently the subject of a major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, devoted her last years to twisted fabric figures whose seams are still visible. …

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Putin revives Stalin-era ‘Mother Heroine’ award for women with 10 children

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday that revived the Soviet-era “Mother Heroine” award for women with 10 or more children, in an apparent attempt to alleviate a demographic crisis in the country. Originally, the honor was introduced by Joseph Stalin after World War II, when the Soviet population had fallen …

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The BN Verdict – Oleksandr Usyk proves he is the king of the heavyweight division

Oleksandr Usyk shows his class while Anthony Josbhua shows improvement Oleksandr Usyk of UKRAINE will never give up. Or, more accurately, he’ll do everything he can to make sure he doesn’t. After taking a break from fighting for his country against Russia, he once again outpointed Anthony Joshua in their rematch and once again proved …

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