Daily News Roundup

April 15, 2019

ABC News: Simon Goodes

April 15

Tiger Woods has emerged triumphant at Augusta to win the US Masters for the fifth time, capping an incredible comeback from back problems and scandals that had dogged his career in recent years. Woods now has 15 major titles, second only to Jack Nicklaus. 

“I’m a little hoarse from yelling,” Woods said after the round.

“I was just trying to plod my way through the course all day.

“Then I was trying to get a five on the last [hole]. And when I made the putt I don’t know what I did but I screamed.

“To have my kids there was [wonderful], I’ve come full circle.

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NRL star Greg Inglis announces retirement, effective immediately

Greg Inglis, one of Rugby League’s most decorated players, has announced his immediate retirement from the game after a string of injuries and other off-field battles.

Ingliss’ 2018 season was plagued by a shoulder injury which he managed with painkillers. His retirement also means Queensland’s State of Origin side is looking for a new captain

He had planned to retire at the end of the 2020 season, but met with club officials this morning, and revealed his intentions at a press conference shortly afterwards.

“This is no retirement due to mental illness or injuries or anything,” he said.

“I just think it is time and the right decision for myself and I have been contemplating it for a while now.”

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60 Minutes exposes the shocking practices behind recycling in Australia

We all think we’re doing something decent for the environment when we recycle — but the truth about where it ends up might shock you.

Most of Australia’s plastic rubbish ends up being stockpiled in warehouses or shipped to South-East Asia to be illegally burned.

This means that, instead of being recycled, mountains of it is being dumped, buried or burned in illegal processing facilities and junkyards in Southeast Asia.

Sunday’s night’s episode of 60 Minutes explores the contentious practice and it argues it began when China closed its doors to Australia’s plastic waste just over a year ago.

It argues that, for more than two decades, our plastic recycling industry was reliant on China — who we sold our mixed and often contaminated plastic waste, and they melted it down into new plastic goods to sell back to us and the rest of the world.

However, much of it is now just stacking up in the yards and warehouses of Australian recycling companies — as we don’t have the facilities to reprocess it ourselves.

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