Published:  12:04 AM, 08 October 2017

Worldwide waffling (08.10.2017)

Worldwide waffling (08.10.2017)

Australian cricketer Steve Smith, who has returned home for recovery, will be replaced by all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. David Warner will lead in the T20 cricket series vs India starting today in Ranchi. Steve Smith with teammates during a training session in Ranchi on Friday, ahead of the 1st T20 match against India. Smith will now miss the series due to a shoulder injury. "David Warner will take the reins as captain as Steve Smith returns home with a shoulder injury." @MomentsAU 

New Zealand professional racing driver SCOTT McLaughlin has set a brand new Bathurst lap record after breaking yesterday's time in a killer shootout lap. The 24-year-old has taken pole position for tomorrow's race ahead of David Reynolds. Holden gun David Reynolds overtook Mark Winterbottom's blistering time of 2:04.49 to sit atop the shootout before Scott McLaughlin run. Reynolds clocked in a huge 2:04.27 in his trip around the mountain and gave McLaughlin a massive task to overcome to bring home pole. "Lap of the Gods II - a 2:03.8312! New lap record at Mount Panorama takes Scott McLaughlin to pole for the Bathurst 1000." @V8X_Magazine 

The Weinstein Company's board is planning to investigate sexual harassment complaints against American film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein as he takes a leave of absence. Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. "If your first reaction to Harvey Weinstein's disgusting behavior is to blame Hillary, you're one of the people who brought us Trump." @peterdaou 

Regulators have approved Google's application to provide emergency cell phone services to Puerto Rico using balloons in the wake of Hurriane Maria. The US Federal Communications Commission announced its decision on Friday evening, one of a number of ways in which tech companies are helping rebuild services. "Google is sending high-altitude balloons to Puerto Rico to help restore phone service." @AJENews   "Puerto Rico power to be restored by billionaire @elonmusk's solar energy technology." @SkyNews

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