Monthly Archives: July 2013

Craft beers continue their upward rise in Australia, particularly in Newcastle

Daily Telegraph Newcastle: Australia’s love affair with beer is timeless but the latest brew capturing hearts and palates isn’t light, low-carb, low-calorie or imported – it’s craft. Craft beer popularity is at a high and nowhere more so than Newcastle, the unofficial craft beer capital of Australia. The former steel city hosts its own week-long […]

Pakistan’s cricket chief denies corruption allegations

  AFP Pakistan’s cricket chief on Monday termed fixing allegations over the team’s one-day series against the West Indies as “outrageous” adding his board had insisted on a full investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC). British newspaper The Mail on Sunday had reported the series was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit […]

Rugby legend Graham Murray dies after life support turned off.

Courier Mail Rugby league lost one of its true gentlemen Sunday night when former Cowboys coach Graham Murray passed away. He was 58. Murray will be fondly remembered from all points of the rugby league globe, having achieved fantastic success as a coach in Queensland, NSW and England. But his coaching record and remarkable success […]

Cricket Corruption: Pakistan, West Indies series to be investigated by the ICC

  The Daily Mail Cricket is once again facing up to the spectre of corruption with the recent one-day international series between the West Indies and Pakistan set to be investigated over allegations of wrongdoing. Suspicious betting patterns were identified during the low-profile five-match series, which concluded on Thursday, while unusually slow run-rates during certain […]

Obesity is now a growing epidemic across Australia

  NYTimes Blogs Around the world, Australia may be known for its rugged outdoor lifestyles. But recent statistics suggest a different reality. Australia and its equally outdoorsy neighbour, New Zealand, are now two of the fattest countries in the developed world. Obesity rates in the two countries have tripled in the last three decades, mirroring […]

Immigrants targeted in deportation scams

Australian Associated Press Immigrants and visa holders are being threatened with deportation as part of a new scam, the federal government warns. Crooks pretending to be immigration department staffers are calling victims and warning them they’ll be kicked out the country unless they pay $900. The scammers demand the cash after telling targets their “Citizenship […]

Essendon President David Evans has resigned

Breaking News: The President of the Essendon Football Club, David Evans, has stepped down from his official position as the ongoing investigations of the Australian Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) are being completed.    The following is the statement released by Evans and the Essendon Football Club:  I am announcing tonight my resignation from the Essendon Football […]

New study shows link between Omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer

  By Mehroz Siraj A new study conducted in the United States has established possible links between consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids and aggressive prostate cancer in men in their middle and older ages. The basic thesis of the study maintains that consumption of more than two serves of Omega-3 supplements, or a corresponding amount […]

Foster’s to revitalize Crown Lager

Sydney Morning Herald Foster’s has increased productivity at its two biggest Australian breweries as it continues its turnaround under the ownership of London-based brewer SABMiller. And it is expected to relaunch Crown Lager and an expanded range of Tasmanian beer Cascade soon. The revitalisation of Foster’s, Australia’s second-biggest brewer and owner of the nation’s most […]

Tourism booming in Pakistani Kashmir despite security issues

AFP Success stories can be rare in Pakistan, but business is booming in one Kashmir tourist spot as the region rebuilds after a devastating earthquake and shrugs off associations with violence. Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani tourists drawn to the lakes and glaciers of the Neelum valley are injecting desperately needed money into one of […]