Month: October 2008

Songstress grows up

Hayley Westenra may have completed close to a lifetime's work by the age of 21, but with three best-selling albums, CD sales of four million, numerous humanitarian accomplishments and a release of her greatest hits, don't assume she's slowing down

Goggin soars to third

Mathew Goggin has fired a seven-under par 63 to finish in third place at the Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.Goggin started the day in eighth place, but four birdies in his last five holes took him to 17-under overall and the clubhouse lead.

Aussies receive ODI shield

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been presented with the ICC ODI Championship shield following his team's move to the top of the table.Australia slipped behind South Africa into second place in April, but regained top spot after defeating the West Indies in the opening game of the five-match ODI series ...

Hinze to wed ‘grandad’

People couldn’t believe rumours they were dating. They were always going to split, weren’t they? Well, after dating for nearly three years, Kristy Hinze, 28, the host of Project Runway Australia is set to walk down the aisle and marry the American billionaire Jim Clark, 64, the internet pioneer who ...

Icon back in Aussie hands

The Driza-Bone brand is once again a fully Australian product. Synonymous with iconic films like The Man From Snowy River, the home-grown brand is back under Australian ownership for the first time in decades. Most people are unaware it was even out of Australian ownership to begin with, but now ...

See Europe by rail

To do as much sightseeing as possible in Europe, it has always made sense to go overland even if that meant a sea-crossing from England. An alternative did arrive with cheap flights, but now there are several reasons why travel on the continent’s vast network of railways may be the ...

A Flash of greatness

Iconic exotic liqueur Alizé is culminating their Alizé Remixed 2008 tour in London with the legendary Godfather of all DJs - Grandmaster Flash! Alizé Remixed is a celebration of Alizé’s 21st Birthday and brings together the best music from the past two decades to create one almighty party. From hip ...

Numerous Wallabies in bandages

Australian rugby's injury crisis ahead of its character-testing spring tour deepened on Thursday, with two more players added to the growing casualty list. Forwards Peter Kimlin (quad strain) and Hugh McMeniman (ankle) were both ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand in Hong Kong on November 1 ...

Star jockey may lose ride

Kerrin McEvoy may get the flick from All The Good for the Melbourne Cup despite his winning ride aboard the Godolphin-trained stayer in Saturday's Caulfield Cup.There is speculation international star Frankie Dettori, Godolphin's No.1 rider, may head to Australia to take the ride on All The Good at Flemington. McEvoy, ...

Pumas to enter Tri Nations

Argentina is hoping to compete in the 2011 Tri Nations, the country's governing body confirmed on Sunday. The Argentinian Rugby Union (UAR) has been seeking involvement in either the Six Nations or the Tri Nations in recent years, and president Porfirio Carreras has revealed the southern hemisphere tournament currently involving ...

Police abuse taser technology

Australian police are in danger of becoming a fearful bunch of trigger-happy taser operators as states arm themselves with the weapon.Police appear to be warming to their new form of protection — tasers. In fact, police in New South Wales are so smitten with the weapon that they have already ...

Aussie Chinooks rescue Afghans

A bunch of Afghan civilians have been saved from certain death by Australian troops and Chinook helicopters.The Defence Department said the eight victims, including a two-year-old child, were airlifted for medical treatment after their homes in southern Afghanistan were hit by rocket fire.

Bra Boys are copping it

It would appear the Bra Boys’ PR campaign that came in the form of a Russell Crowe narrated documentary has completely failed. Police are consistently arresting members of the surf group for minor offences and use a zero-tolerance policy aimed to eliminate the gang’s reign over Sydney’s southern beaches.

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