Thursday , August 22 2019
Home / 2019 / July / 14

Daily Archives: July 14, 2019

Djokovic beats Federer in another epic Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Roger Federer during the Wimbledon final.Credit:AP Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic has saved two match points to claim a fifth Wimbledon singles crown with an epic five-set final win over eight-times champion Roger Federer. In a captivating four-hour, 57-minute final of wildly fluctuating fortunes, Djokovic denied …

Read More »

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Frenchs Forest

Sydney: A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car early Monday morning. The man, aged in his 20s, was hit by the vehicle on Wakehurst Parkway in Frenchs Forest and died at the scene, police say. The male driver of the vehicle was taken for mandatory blood and …

Read More »

Australian-made skydiving plane crashes in Sweden, killing all on board

Helsinki: Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The Australian-made Gippsaero GA8 Airvan is popular with skydivers.Credit:Joe Armao The accident took place a little after 2pm local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish …

Read More »

Impey claims his first Tour de France stage win in sprint finish

South African Daryl Impey, riding for the Australian Mitchelton–Scott team, won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. Impey beat Belgian Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) in a two-man sprint after the duo went clear from the day’s breakaway. Slovenia’s Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida) took third place, 10 seconds behind. …

Read More »

Hamilton wins at Silverstone to claim record sixth British Grand Prix

Loading Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished third after Sebastian Vettel crashed into the back of Max Verstappen. Red Bull driver Verstappen managed to finish fifth, but Vettel dropped to 16th with the damage sustained in the incident. The Ferrari driver was also hit with a 10-second penalty for causing the collision. …

Read More »

Brisbane to see biggest house price rise nationally by 2022

“A weak Queensland economy and high level of dwelling supply have dampened price growth in Brisbane in recent years,” the report notes. “The result is that house prices in Brisbane are relatively affordable. “With credit conditions easing and interest rates falling, improving affordability will be a catalyst for raising price …

Read More »

Alison Jiear review: Dancing along the melodic line in Ella’s wake

Alison Jiear: good enough to pay tribute to the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.Credit:John McRae This playfulness is primarily what Alison Jiear shares with her, although the London-based Australian’s Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald (for the Sydney Cabaret Festival) also showed she could perform Ella’s repertoire without bringing the full weight …

Read More »

Dancing across two generations

They range from an egotistical director of advertising film clips to a has-been singer, a shuffling old man to a seedy technician – and more, all mixed and matched, given a few minutes, then reappearing in episodic form. I am happy to report there was appreciative laughter in the audience. …

Read More »

Teacher in the running for award thanks to fitness drive

Students digitally record the distances of their runs, plotting them out on an interactive map that tracks how far along they are on a virtual road trip of Australia. Across NSW, students have already accumulated more than 5600 kilometres, the equivalent of running to the top of Cape York and …

Read More »

Christian Brothers under financial pressure after paying $213 million in sex abuse compensation

Figures show that the Christian Brothers spent only $3.6 million on “legal and litigation expenses” in 2013, the year the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established. But this cost ballooned to $134 million in 2018 – nearly nine times what the group’s officials estimated it …

Read More »