‘Welcome to 2018’: NRL owns the trolls over Women’s State of Origin photo

IT WAS the inaugural Women’s State of Origin hailed as fitting of the brand and the first step towards parity with the men’s game.But it seems some fans haven’t caught up and the NRL isn’t tiptoeing around their feelings.Thousands of comments flooded the NRL’s Facebook page overnight after it posted this photo of opposing Origin team mates and partners Karina Brown and Vanessa Foliaki kissing after the historic game. Brown is the captain of the Queensland side and Foliaki is the NSW lock. They’ve been together since 2014.While most comments were overwhelmingly in support of a great photo after a great game, the image attracted some trolling and criticism, including that the photo was “sexualising the game”.The NRL quickly stepped in: “If we can post a photo of Cooper Cronk and his wife Tara kissing, then we can share a photo of Karina Brown and Ness Foliaki sharing a moment too.”

Source: ‘Welcome to 2018’: NRL owns the trolls over Women’s State of Origin photo | PerthNow

1951 Penfolds Grange set to break Australian wine auction record at $60,000. PM & Senator Traitors fighting over it???

A 1951 bottle of Penfolds Grange is set to break the record auction price for an Australian bottle of wine.The 750 millilitre bottle is for sale through an online auction which closes tomorrow night.The first and only bid is $60,000 — or $8,999 more than the record set last year, also for a bottle of Grange.Penfolds chief winemaker Max Schubert only gave the first 1951 Grange to family and friends, including the vendor.Langton’s heads of auctions Tamara Grischy said the bottle had an amazing provenance…

Source: 1951 Penfolds Grange set to break Australian wine auction record – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia’s World Cup: Biggest TV audiences on record, amid the ongoing controversy over Optus’s huge dramas. OPTUS couldn’t do a Piss Up in the Proverbial Brewery! IMHO

THE Socceroos’ first two games at the World Cup have both become part of the top five Australian games at all tournaments, thanks to average audiences of over two million viewers for each game.

The narrow loss to France last Saturday became the third most watched Socceroos game at a World Cup, with an audience of 2.132m, while Thursday night’s draw with Denmark was close behind with an average audience of 2.064m.

PS: OPTUS My Internet at 2.6Mbps! Sooooo SLOW. And last February they said, “they were going to put us on NBN.” We are still waiting!!

In April, got sick of trying to talk to OPOUT [they have NO email!] and went to DODO.

They supplied NBN in 5 days and the speed is very good at 43.2Mbps.

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Source: Australia’s World Cup matches pull in some of the biggest TV audiences on record | PerthNow

West Australian baseball team heads to Little League World Series to take on the might of the US

In the United States, baseball isn’t just a sport, it’s a religion.But the hype around the sport isn’t focused primarily at the elite level, like it is with AFL and cricket in Australia.Baseball is so popular in the US there is a junior World Series, with teams of children from around the globe competing to be named world champions.

A group of West Australian boys is about to experience the hype first-hand, with the country represented for the first time in the intermediate division at the Little League World Series in Livermore, California.Northern Metros, a side made up of three clubs, earned the right to wear the green and gold after winning first the WA and then the national competitions.

Source: Australian baseball team heads to Little League World Series to take on the might of the US – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

James Corden joined by Sir Paul McCartney for Carpool Karaoke and a secret Liverpool pub gig

TALK show host James Corden brought Sir Paul McCartney back to the streets and pubs of Liverpool for what may be the best — and certainly most emotional — Carpool Karaoke segment ever.

The Late Late Show host teared up after Sir Paul related the story behind one of the last big Beatles hits, Let It Be, revealing that he wrote it after a dream of his mother, who had died when he was 14.

Visibly moved after singing, Corden said: “It got me emotional there Paul, I didn’t see it coming, it’s too much for me.”

“That’s the power of music, how that can do that to you,” the rocker, who turned 76 last Monday, said in reply.

The 23-minute segment proved emotional for Sir Paul, too, as the two visited the Penny Lane barbershop immortalised in the song of that same name, the house where he lived as a teenager, and a pub where he and John Lennon performed.

Source: James Corden joined by Sir Paul McCartney for Carpool Karaoke and a secret Liverpool pub gig | PerthNow