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The streaker has struck and we return to the cricket

MIchael Angelow is often regarded as cricket's first streaker, but there was at least one earlier televised instance of an unclad pitch invasion. I know this because I was watching at the time. To my knowledge there is no other record of this incident anywhere on the internet.

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Rio Day Minus One: Capybaras ate my golf course!

The day before the Olympic opening ceremony, the traditional Day Minus One Men's Soccer Thursday. Meh.

Fiji, a nation whose hopes of a first-ever gold medal rest with the men's rugby sevens team, made their men's soccer debut losing 0-8 to South Korea. Otherwise, as I said, meh. Here's a summary of the day's action.

My votes for the 2016 federal election

Nationally, I am endorsing the removal of the Liberal/National government of Malcolm Turnbull. I am supporting a government led by the Australian Labor Party with Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.

I also support a significant presence of competent minor parties in the Senate, particularly the Greens, to act as a robust House of Review and to give strong guidance to the government in policy direction.

Malcolm Turnbull's done the PM thing, so what now?

We're now at the end of week three of the eight-week federal election campaign, and all the body language I see from Turnbull is the same as he has displayed for the last few months beforehand: He looks bored with the Prime Ministership. That "ok I've done this Prime Minister thing, what's next?" languidness.

Open Zika project launched on World Community Grid

I've been contributing some of my computer's idle time to the World Community Grid for about three years, helping with the computation of research tasks relating to Ebola, TB, HIV/AIDS, as well as general cancer research.
Today they've added a Zika research project and I've signed up.