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Musos of WASO: Andrew Nicholson

Principal Flute Andrew Nicholson joined the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 2010. Andrew studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Since the age of 22, Andrew has held principal flute positions with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under David Atherton, the Halle Orchestra under Kent Negano and Sir Mark Elder, the Royal ...

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Is West Coast forward Willie Rioli in trouble for this umpire bum tap?

Staff writersThe West Australian Sunday, 27 May 2018 11:45AM Video Watch Rioli give umpire Ray Chamberlain a quick bum tap. Source: Twitter We’ve seen a lot of player-on-umpire contact in recent weeks. Some has cost players games through suspensions, such as Tom Hawkins and Ed Curnow, while others including Steven May and Charlie Curnow have escaped with fines. So what ...

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Warriors force Game 7 against Rockets

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven three-pointers in the third quarter to bring the Golden State Warriors back from a 10-point halftime deficit to eventually snag a 115-86 win in Game 6 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals. The teams will meet one final time in Houston on Tuesday (AEST), with the Game 7 winner advancing to the ...

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Dr Tony Bartone elected AMA president

Melbourne GP Tony Bartone has been elected the new president of the Australian Medical Association. Dr Bartone, who has been serving as federal vice president, takes over from Dr Michael Gannon who has served in the role for two years. Dr Bartone beat immunologist Professor Brad Frankum and Brisbane obstetrician Dr Gino Pecoraro at a vote in Canberra on Sunday. ...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in meet for a second time

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” during the rivals’ surprise meeting. The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month on Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense ...

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop renews MH17 pledge to families

Julie Bishop rang Maz Maslin this week, reminding him she still intended to keep her promise to his family four years ago — that those responsible for the death of his three children would be brought to justice. The Foreign Minister is convinced justice for Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, eight — as well as the other 295 people ...

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Cyclone Mekunu kills nine in Yemen, Oman

Two people, including a child, have been killed and three others are missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country. The three missing were Asian nationals, state news agency ONA reported on Saturday. Mekunu started to weaken to a tropical storm in Oman and authorities began clearing operations on ...

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Aussie NHL star looks to win in Vegas

The long, difficult path Nathan Walker has skated from Sydney’s Sutherland Shire to Las Vegas for the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup finals is one of Australia’s great sporting stories. There have been dark times in distant lands, a broken neck, a torn knee ligament and other crippling injuries. Walker does not dwell on them. “It’s pretty exciting times right ...

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Wealthy backers vent ‘disgust’ at WA Liberal Party’s decision not to tackle Perth by-election

THE WA Liberal Party’s fundraising arm, The 500 Club, has expressed “disgust, disappointment and anger”, at a decision not to run a candidate in the seat of Perth in the Super Saturday by-elections, warning there will be dire financial repercussions as a result of the no-show. The 500 Club chairwoman Kate O’Hara, in a letter sent to Liberal Party president ...

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West Coast Eagles to move on coach Adam Simpson’s contract

WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson is in line to receive an early contract extension on the back of the Eagles’ barnstorming start to the season. Simpson, whose current deal runs until the end of next season, has piloted West Coast to eight straight victories to make a mockery of widespread pre-season predictions the Eagles would slide down the table in ...

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