Sport

England under fire from cricket greats Ian Botham and Michael Holding

England have come under fire from two cricketing greats, with Ian Botham suggesting some players “don’t fancy the ultimate test” of this winter’s Ashes tour. Michael Holding, meanwhile, has accused the England and Wales Cricket Board of “western arrogance” over the cancellation of the tour of Pakistan. The five-Test Ashes series is in doubt due […]

Lifestyle

Breakfast time: Christopher Anderson’s best phone picture

Christopher Anderson often makes breakfast for his family (eggs, pancakes), but what caught his eye here was the light and the colour, the repetition of shapes. Blue plate, yellow circle. Of course, the pose his three-year-old daughter Pia struck just as he moved into position with his phone – well, that was all her. “You […]

Business

Global equity funds see higher outflows on rate hike concerns

Outflows from global equity funds ramped up in the week to Sept. 29 on expectations that major central banks would lift interest rates soon amid concerns that inflation could persist for longer. According to data from Lipper, investors sold a net $1.21 billion in global equity funds in the week, compared with net selling of […]

Technology

Canon dives into VR creation with this odd-looking dual fisheye lens

Canon is immersing itself in the emerging field of virtual reality in a big way. The imaging specialist has announced what it is calling the world’s first digital interchangeable dual fisheye lens capable of shooting stereoscopic 3D 180-degree VR imagery to a single image sensor. The RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens is unlike anything […]

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Undertaker to marry man who ‘tracked her down’ after seeing face on funeral advert

Mick Bramman contacted Louise Cook after walking past a billboard with her face on, saying he thought she was ‘drop dead gorgeous’ An undertaker is set to marry a man who fell in love with her face after spotting her on an advertisement for a funeral home. Mick Bramman contacted Louise Cook after walking past […]

Sport

Indigenous AFL great Eddie Betts joins Geelong’s coaching staff

Legendary small forward Eddie Betts has joined Geelong’s coaching staff after recently calling time on his glittering 350-game AFL career. After losing key assistant coaches Matthew Knights, Corey Enright and Matthew Scarlett this off-season, the Cats have pulled off a genuine coup by securing one of the most influential players of the modern era. Betts […]

Lifestyle

Smashing pumpkins: how to cure and store squash for winter

I creep through my pumpkin patch, peering under leaves to see the swelling, ripening fruit, counting my bounty for the months ahead. But now the frosts are approaching these need moving indoors to cure and store (you can also cure winter squash from a farmers’ market). This way, you can pick or buy them while […]

Business

Global energy shortage or a coincidence of regional crises?

British gasoline stations running dry, surging power costs in the European Union ahead of winter, forced restrictions on energy use in China and rising oil, natural gas and coal prices. You could be forgiven for thinking the world had suddenly been hit by an energy shortage, but you would be mostly wrong. While the squeezes […]

Technology

TSMC chairman claims some companies are sitting on chip stockpiles

The past year has seen a gradual deterioration of the tech supply chain, to the point where unrelenting demand and a multitude of other elements have made it virtually impossible for industry players to catch up on the supply side of things. There are many factors that led to this situation, but one that has […]

News

Plane bursts into flames after making ‘loud bang’ on botched landing at UK airport

The cargo carrier landed at East Midlands Airport after taking off from Leipzig in Germany earlier in the evening. Dramatic images show the aircraft’s wheels alight after slamming down on the tarmac A plane’s tyres burst into flames following a botched landing in the UK on Thursday night. The cargo carrier landed at East Midlands […]