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Weight, wide barrier won’t bother Misty

When Shaun McGruddy rode Misty Metal to a class-one victory at Bunbury last year, he envisaged her winning a couple of city races. Ten months later and with another seven wins to her name, McGruddy’s opinion of Misty Metal has changed. Dramatically. “The times she’s running over 1000 and 1200 …

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Beware of the dangers lurking in crowdfunding

Ten years ago if you needed money for unconventional cancer treatment in Mexico you might have mortgaged the house or hit up the relatives for a helping hand. But increasingly friends and strangers are being asked to pitch in — and many surprisingly do just that. Medical crowdfunding has become …

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Stars are aligning for an initiative on the rise

It’s hard to imagine a more rewarding way to start the new year than by supporting The West Australian’s outstanding Rising Stars initiative. As WA’s biggest ASX-listed gold producer, much of Northern Star’s success depends on rising stars across a range of disciplines. And in its role as a leading …

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Tesla cuts jobs, wants affordable Model 3

Tesla says it will cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan. The announcement sent the car makers shares down as much as 10 per cent. The company, which has struggled to achieve long-term profitability …

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