This slick, gorgeous looking new co production of The Pirates of Penzance between Scottish Opera and The D Carte Opera Company is in a different league to anything an amateur company could produce. As a result they have had to work harder on those little details that generate the laughs and certainly director Martin Lloyd Evans has gleefully exploited every opportunity. His puckish approach was echoed in designer Jamie Vartan simple, angular set and Pythonesque visual jokes..

To start the bottom of the sixth, Cameron Rupp drove a pitch to straight away center for a double off the wall. Rupp scored on a Pete Kozma single down the right field line, giving Kozma RBI number four. Cameron would also reach base after being hit by a pitch.

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). By the end of 2019, Bloodhound wants to have demonstrated speeds above 500mph. The next step would be to break the existing world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h).

They have also recruited shooter Ally McLean, who has moved to Newcastle from Dubbo. Leading the charge for West 2 again will be the likes of wing attack Krystal Dallinger and shooter Kelly Wilson. Comment: “I think the main goals would be to be in grand finals, I think that everyone goal, but the main thing is just to work our way there and build ourselves.

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Meanwhile, the biggest consumer technology companies now might have an answer to the question that has been haunting them, “What comes after the smartphone?” The disappointment out of this year’s CES was that the biggest ideas Silicon Valley seemingly had to offer were better TV screens and the, ahem, “phablet.” That fear seems to be overblown. The Google Glasses and (rumored) iWatch are not just smart phones in a new guise they reflect a fundamental re thinking of how we interact with technology. In short, there has to be a better way to get things done than to stare into a tiny screen and peck away with a makeshift keyboard with two very opposable thumbs.