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Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue

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Australian pulls out of final event of season in Hawaii‘My brain hurts,’ says two-time world champion Reigning world surfing champion Tyler Wright has revealed the severity of a battle with chronic fatigue after withdrawing from the season-ending event in Hawaii. The two-time world champion has not competed on tour since illness forced her out of the sixth of the 10 championship events at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa in July, and she still has no clear timeline for recovery.While fellow Australian Steph Gilmore attempts to clinch a seventh world crown at Maui next week in a title duel with American Lakey Peterson, Wright will be left seeking a wildcard on the tour in 2019 if she is fit enough to compete by then. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/21/surf-champion-tyler-wright-reveals-struggle-with-chronic-fatigue

Author : Australian Associated Press

Publish date : 2018-11-21 01:38:40

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CBA grilled over executive pay at banking royal commission – live

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Catherine Livingstone appears, to be followed by Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer. Follow all the developments live 12.59am GMT Orr’s been asking Livingstone about the way the CBA calculates executive bonuses and what goes into that. After the 2016 strike against the remuneration report, the board made a number of changes, including an increased weighting on financial measures.Orr asks weather the board considered whether that “provided an incentive for misconduct”. 12.52am GMT While Catherine Livingstone is being grilled by the commission, the Australian share market has taken a big dive amid a global stock sell-off. Our man Martin Farrer has this report, which shows that a sell-off in tech, energy and banking stocks has sent the ASX200 plunging to its lowest point for nearly two years. Related: Australian shares dive to two-year low on tech and energy sell-off Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2018/nov/21/banking-royal-commission-cba-and-westpac-bosses-to-give-evidence-live

Author : Michael McGowan

Publish date : 2018-11-21 00:59:39

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Donald Trump stands with Saudi Arabia – statement in full

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US president says Riyadh will not be sanctioned over Jamal Khashoggi murderDonald Trump has issued a statement through his press secretary on his decision not to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia, despite calls for him to do so over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that while the crown prince “could very well” have had knowledge of the murder, Saudi trade and support against Iran, was too important to compromise. Here is his statement in full:“America First! Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/21/donald-trump-stands-by-saudi-arabia-khashoggi-statement-in-full

Author : Guardian staff

Publish date : 2018-11-20 23:26:59

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#ThisIsOurLane: NRA’s criticism spurs doctors to speak out on gun violence

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Healthcare workers, who previously feared professional repercussions, have used #ThisIsOurLane to unify the medical community’s call for actionHours after a gunman shot and killed a doctor, a pharmacy assistant and a police officer at Chicago’s Mercy hospital, American physicians are calling for change, in what could be the most vocal anti-gun violence campaign from healthcare professionals in a generation, advocates said. Related: Chicago hospital shooting: police officer among three killed Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/enough-is-enough-nras-criticism-spurs-physicians-to-speak-out-on-gun-violence

Author : Jessica Glenza in New York

Publish date : 2018-11-20 21:55:59

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Newfoundland oil spill: biologists fear scale of devastation may never be known

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Rough seas prevented crews from assessing damage to vulnerable wildlife caused by province’s largest-ever spill Biologists are attempting to assess damage to vulnerable wildlife caused by Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill, amid fears that the full scale of devastation may never be known.Intense storms battered offshore oil production areas late last week, with waves cresting as high as 28ft. On Friday, the SeaRose tanker attempted to restart production, but a faulty connection line pumped an estimated 250,000 litres of oil into the ocean. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/20/newfoundland-oil-spill-latest-damage-wildlife

Author : Leyland Cecco in Toronto

Publish date : 2018-11-20 20:24:19

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Trump ‘stands with’ Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi

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President issues extraordinary statement of support and repeats Saudi claim that murdered journalist was ‘enemy of the state’Donald Trump has expressed his unstinting support for Saudi Arabia and questioned whether Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, knew about the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Related: Trump says US is ‘standing with Saudi Arabia’ despite Khashoggi murder – live Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/trump-saudi-arabia-jamal-khashoggi-crown-prince

Author : Julian Borger in Washington and Martin Chulov in Beirut

Publish date : 2018-11-20 19:13:31

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UN environment chief resigns after frequent flying revelations

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Erik Solheim resigns after audit found travel irregularities and internal rule breaking, leading nations to drop fundingThe UN’s environment chief Erik Solheim has resigned following severe criticism over his globetrotting travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding.The Guardian understands Solheim was asked to resign by the UN secretary general António Guterres. Sources at the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said that countries unhappy with Solheim’s conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening an imminent financial crisis at the body. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/20/un-environment-chief-erik-solheim-resigns-flying-revelations

Author : Damian Carrington Environment editor

Publish date : 2018-11-20 17:56:43

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Beto O’Rourke opens door for 2020 presidential run – live

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Breakout star of midterms previously said he wouldn’t runO’Rourke to TMZ: ‘I I haven’t made any decisions about anything’Sign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 4.40pm GMT There may not be press briefings any more at the White House but there is now poultry instead.
TURKEY IN THE BRIEFING ROOM. This is not a drill. pic.twitter.com/xpniQ6Lbdg 4.34pm GMT Another newly elected Democrat from a traditionally Republican district is committing to vote for Pelosi in January.Read my full statement on my decision to vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. pic.twitter.com/drqT3TGqy0 Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/nov/20/trump-latest-live-news-updates-ivanka-emails-asylum-ruling-cnn-us-politics-today

Author : Ben Jacobs in Washington

Publish date : 2018-11-20 16:40:13

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Labour MP tells court she doesn’t know who drove speeding Nissan

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Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya said mother and brother had access to her car as Old Bailey trial continuesA Labour MP accused of deliberately misleading the police over a speeding ticket has admitted failing to ask either her brother or mother if they were driving when her Nissan Micra was caught speeding.Fiona Onasanya, the MP for Peterborough, told the Old Bailey on Monday it took a year for her to investigate whether she could have been driving on 24 July 2017. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/20/labour-mp-fiona-onasanya-old-bailey-court-speeding-nissan

Author : Rajeev Syal

Publish date : 2018-11-20 15:07:56

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Florida Democrats wonder how they can win again after blue wave passes by

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After the recounts delivered the same results as election day, Democrats look to increase future turnoutIt took two weeks, several recounts, a cloud of controversy and the resignation of a long-serving elections supervisor – but ultimately the result was just the same as 6 November. Related: Democrat Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate seat to Rick Scott Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/florida-democrats-future-midterm-elections-losses-turnout

Author : Richard Luscombe in Miami

Publish date : 2018-11-20 13:30:26

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