Australia

Clarke says Oz regaining world No.1 spots 'most satisfying day or feeling in career'

Michael ClarkeSydney, May 2 : Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that his team being re-named the top Test and ODI sides in the world is the 'most satisfying day or feeling in his career'.

Australia's elevation above South Africa in Tests has come as results from 2010-11, when Australia was beaten 2-0 by India and 3-1 by England, were stripped off each nation's points, and Tests played in 2012 and last year lost 50 per cent of their weighting.

Warner stars in Sunrisers Hyderabad's 15-run IPL win over Mumbai Indians

David WarnerSydney, May 1 - Australian opener David Warner's top score for Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad has led them to a 15-run victory over the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The two-point win lifted Hyderabad to sixth place in the IPL standings, while Mumbai has failed to rise above its last-place eighth spot.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Warner put on 65 in 51 balls, firing off four sixes, and smashing an above-waist no-ball straight into umpire Kumar Dharmasena's shoulder, although he eventually fell to a Corey Anderson ball in the 19th over.

`Man of the Match` Faulkner stars in Rajasthan Royals' IPL win over KKR

James FaulknerSydney, Apr 30 - Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been awarded the Man of the Match title for his impressive wicket-taking spell in his Indian Premier League ( IPL) side Rajasthan Royals' win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on a boundary count after a tied Super Over at Abu Dhabi.

Faulkner marked his 24th birthday by taking three wickets for 11 runs off his two overs after Rajasthan captain Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bat, with his side notching up 152 for five wickets.

How Australian camels turned into 'humped pests'

australian-camelsMelbourne, April 24 : The once useful Australian camels that helped the country establish its modern infrastructure are now regarded as "humped pests" and culled on a large scale, says a study.

Australian camels exemplify the idea of "animals out of place", said Sarah Crowley from the University of Exeter in Britain.

Extreme measures including shooting them with rifles from helicopters are being taken to reduce the population of camels in Australia, contended Crowley.

In a first, scientists regrow auditory nerves in lab

In a first, scientists regrow auditory nerves in labSydney, April 24 - In a major breakthrough for the hearing-impaired, scientists have re-grown auditory nerves to restore hearing quality in an animal model with 'bionic ear technology' used for gene therapy.

Researchers at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves.

Miranda Kerr makes singing debut with Elvis' song 'You're the Boss'

Miranda-KerrMelbourne, Apr 22 : Miranda Kerr recently crooned on Bobby Fox's new single, 'You're the Boss,' which was earlier recorded by Elvis Presley and Swedish-born singer and actress Ann-Margret for the 1964 movie 'Viva Las Vegas'.

The Victoria Secret's model said that it was just a bit of fun and they approached her and she said that she was not a singer, adding that they said that she sang in a commercial, News. com. au reported.

However, the 31-year-old supermodel said that if she did not like it, it was definitely not going anywhere and they agreed.

OPEC daily basket price closes tad lower

OPECVienna, April 22 : The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.34 a barrel Monday, against $105.53 last Thursday, according to the OPEC Secretariat.

The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (United Arab Emirates) and Merey (Venezuela). A barrel is equal to 159 litres.(IANS)

Audi A3 named 2014 'World Car of Year'

Audi A3Melbourne, April 18 - Audi A3 has been named the 2014 ' World Car of the Year' after being voted by 69 jurors from 22 countries at the New York Motor Show.

The Audi A3, which beat Mazda3 from Japan to win the title, was among five German cars that won in different categories making it Audi's second win in 10 years, News. co. au reported.

Audi's North America president Scott Keogh exclaimed that Audi A3 has only been on sale three weeks and already it's "off to a flying start" and Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi added that the major award win is an achievement for the whole company.

Taylor Swift surprises fan by showing up at bridal shower

Taylor-SwiftMelbourne, Apr 17 : Taylor Swift recently gave a fan the surprise of her life when she showed up at her bridal shower .

The 'Love Story' singer's fan had written a letter to her along with an invitation to the event in Ohio, News. com. au reported.

Swift was earlier left red-faced after hundreds of fan letters were found dumped in a bin in Nashville. (ANI)

Keppel REIT's revenue fall 1% in first quarter

Keppel REIT's revenue fall 1% in first quarterKeppel REIT has said that its total revenue has fallen 1 per cent during the first quarter of the year to S$46.8 million due to a smaller contribution from its operations in Australia.

On the other hand, NPI recorded a growth of 6 per cent to S$39.5 million on a quarter to quarter basis. The earnings improved mainly due to a stronger contribution from Ocean Financial Centre (OFC). The company's distributable income remained the same on a quarter to quarter level. The NPI was smaller due to lower rental support and higher amortization expense.

Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys Creek

Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys CreekAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said tha the second airport for Sydney will be devloped at Badgerys Creek.

The plans to develop the new airport will result in tens of millions of dollars of infrastructure investment for the city's west areas. Badgerys Creek, which is about 50 kilometres west of Sydney's Central Business District, has been selected as the site for the development of the new airport by the country's cabinet on Tuesday.

McGrath, Perry to meet Prince William and Kate

Glenn-McGrath-Ellyse-PerrySydney, April 15 : Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath and woman all-rounder Ellyse Perry will meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Wednesday in a special event at the Sydney Opera House here when the 2015 ICC World Cup and participating nations will be showcased.

The event will highlight the diversity of cricket as the royal couple will be greeted by children from the 14 participating nations and presented special indigenously painted cricket bats along with a baby 'baggy green' for their son Prince George.

Bubba Watson shares third-round Masters lead with 'young phenomenon' Jordan Spieth

Bubba WatsonSydney, Apr 13 - American golf ace Bubba Watson has tied for a share of the lead at the 78th US Masters with fellow American Jordan Spieth with a 74 on Saturday after round three.

The 2012 Masters winner joined young phenomenon Spieth, who is playing in his first Masters at just 20 years and signed for a two-under 70 to be in the equal lead at five-under.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Texas resident is looking to become the first debut winner since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 and the youngest ever winner of the green jacket.

Packer to reach settlement with Lachlan over One.Tel

Packer to reach settlement with Lachlan over One.TelIt is believed that James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch are nearing a settlement over their dispute over their conduct as directors of dotcom bomb One. Tel.

Some have indicated that the long running dispute might be over soon. Officials indicated that the settlement discussions are revolving around the payments the two sides will make to settle the dispute. The settlement amount could be in the range of between $40 million and $50 million.

Tony Abbott 'very confident' signals detected are from MH370 black boxes

Tony AbbottSydney, Apr. 11 - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is 'very confident' signals detected in the search for missing MH370 jet are from the plane's black boxes.

In a press conference in China, Abbott said a 'series of detections' from the towed pinger locator aboard the Australian search vessel ADV Ocean Shield had enabled authorities to narrow the search area significantly.

Abbott added that he was very confident the signals detected are from MH370's black box.

David Jones shares rise 20% following takeover reports

David Jones shares rise 20% following takeover reportsThe shares of department store David Jones have risen by as much as 20 per cent after reports indicated that the company might be acquired by South African retail chain Woolworths Holdings.

Venom is increased by vinegar cure in box jellyfish stings

Venom is increased by vinegar cure in box jellyfish stingsVinegar may kill instead of curing casualties of box jellyfish stings, Queensland scientists have found.

There have been 64 passings in Australia ascribed to box jellyfish stings throughout the previous 130 years.

The cure, utilized for a considerable length of time to treat stings, causes up to 60 per cent more venom from the deadly jellyfish to be released into the victimized person.

The discoveries have incited calls for the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) to modify their sting medicine rules.

Poor diet can lead to more asthma attacks

Poor diet can lead to more asthma attacksAn eating methodology high in sugar, fat and handled food can lead to asthma attacks, University of Newcastle specialists have found.

The study shows individuals who consume sustenances high in immersed fats are less averse to have asthma attacks, and the fats likewise lessen the impact of pharmaceuticals used to treat the ailment.

Nutritional biochemist at the university, Lisa Wood, says then again nutritious sustenances can help simplify asthma.

She and her associates examined the weight control plans of 99 individuals with asthma and 61 sound individuals.

Australia eyeing free trade pact with Japan

Australia eyeing free trade pact with JapanAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is working to finalise a free trade agreement with the government of Japan.

The Prime Minister said pointed out that the deal will help in creating new jobs in Australia. While speaking to a business gathering in Tokyo, he said that the trade deal will also strengthen regional security. Japan and Australia are working closely to reaching a trade deal at a time when the Japanese authorities are working to reach a similar agreement with the government of the United States, which is a step ahead towards the Pacific trade pact.

Australian regulator to evaluate Boral-CSR tieup

Australian regulator to evaluate Boral-CSR tieupRod Sims, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that thr regulator will evaluate a proposal under which Boral and CSR are planning to combine their east-coast brick operations.

The proposed $230 million joint venture will give more than half the market in some states to the joint venture. The joint venture will help adress issues relating to lower use of bricks in home building, high energy costs and excess capacity in the industry.

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