yesterday was...

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A good day for:

Italians, after a court in Perugia supported a worker's right to take a morning coffee-break. Surveyor Maurizio Tomassini had been suspended for popping out for a cappuccino.

A bad day for:

New Zealanders, who lost the world sheep-shearing title for the first time to Scotland's Tom Wilson and George Bayne. The leading New Zealand shearers were disqualified for accidentally cutting the sheep.