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10/19/2014: INSIDER: Flawless make-up lasts all day


MEGAN is renowned for her light- handed natural looks and specialises in providing a flawless, luminous complexion. She has been creating flawless faces for Sydney brides for over half a decade and her famous glowing look has graced the covers of many...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: JAYDEN AND TYLER CRAWHILL


Born July 16, 2014 Weight 1.49kg and 1.38kg Hospital Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick FIRST-TIME Gymea mum Megan Crawhill was having a smooth pregnancy with her twin boys until one Sunday morning at 29 weeks’ gestation when her membrane...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: I believe parents are from Venus, kids are from Mars Bar


There are some trials and tribulations of parenting that disappear with age: life revolving around the afternoon sleep, nappy changes and food throwing. Stern parental resistance also works magic on outside obstacles that throw toddler behaviour into...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: ZIYA I- LIN ABERIN


Born March 6, 2014 Weight 2.76kg Hospital Prince of Wales Private ZIYA is a cheeky, happy baby who is always smiling. She loves to watch the NRL on television with her grandpa and also loves to help her grandma with the gardening. Ziya can’t wait to...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: ORLANDO LUIGI COSTA


Born April 24, 2014 Weight 3.27kg Hospital Sydney Southwest Private ORLANDO is a very positive bundle of joy who loves to play games, especially peek-a-boo. He wakes up with the biggest smile on his face and loves to receive lots of hugs and kisses....

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Seductive marvel at its Best


IT was with a heavy heart that we farewelled The Woods at The Four Seasons in October last year. During its brief tenure under husband-and-wife, chef-and-manager team Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines it was a restaurant that managed to reel in the...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: PEI MODERN


The Four Seasons. 199 George St, Sydney Phone: (02) 9250 3100 Web: peimodern.com.au Style: Relaxed fine dining Open: Lunch: Monday to Friday 12pm-3pm Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30pm-10.30pm Highlight: Lamb shoulder Lowlight: One unisex bathroom for...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: STEAMED BARRAMUNDI WITH ASIAN GREENS


SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME 20 MINUTES COOKING TIME 12 MINUTES 4 x 200g barramundi fillets, skin on 60g ginger, julienned 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 6 spring onions, thinly sliced on an angle 50ml soy sauce ½ tsp sesame oil 150ml peanut oil...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: I found big guns of taste while roaming wild west


OF the episodes we shot in this series of Paddock to Plate, the one on the Kimberley can only be described as epic. It took eight days to film instead of the usual five due to the vast distances we were covering. It is a spectacular region, full of the...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: QUICK BITE FLAVIO CARNAVALE


OWNER of Popolo in Rushcutters Bay along with partner Fabio Dore, Flavio Carnavale is hosting a series of regional Italian dinners. This week’s theme ‘Mighty Beef Dinner’ will be held on Tuesday night. What did you have for dinner last night...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: TASTE CONFIDENTIAL


KYLIE Kwong bids farewell to 14 years of the quirky Billy Kwong in Surry Hills tonight and opens “the restaurant of my dreams” in Potts Point in early December. Taking up half the old Arun Thai site, the new Billy Kwong sits on 300sq m, will seat 140,...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: How a Warhol print makes art show pop


AFTER nearly two years of sourcing works for the Art Gallery of NSW’s Pop to Popism exhibition, curator Wayne Tunnicliffe had most of what he wanted, but not a suite of Andy Warhol’s vibrantly coloured Marilyn Monroe silkscreen paintings. “I was at a...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Battle of the divas in this manic, fun show


MELBOURNE’S “gay DIY drag-theatre” group Sisters Grimm (Ash Flanders and Declan Greene) has made a name for itself subverting classic film genres to create hilarious, high camp stage comedies. So a Sisters Grimm production starring Flanders and Paul...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: HOT TICKETS

EXHIBITIONS SCULPTURE BY THE SEA The Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk becomes an outdoor sculpture park, Thursday to November 9 THEATRE THE KING AND I Lisa McCune shines in this production , SOH until November 1. Bookings: 9250 7777 HOWIE THE ROOKIE...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Sex, drugs and Billy Idol


BILLY Idol’s first visit to Australia in 1984 included one particularly infamous appearance. During the Countdown Awards that year, host Molly Meldrum asked Idol what he’d been doing since arriving in Australia. “I’ve had some really heavy sex,” Idol...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Neeson gets a killer new role


Liam Neeson’s new thriller comes with a strong pedigree. It’s based on a 1992 novel by Lawrence Block, one of 17 to feature unlicensed New York private detective Matt Scudder. The writer-director is Scott Frank, whose screenplays include both superior...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Clever disaster movie with a stunning twist


NATURE’S force — here, on the ski slopes of the pristine Swiss Alps — squares off with the darkest of human instincts, propelling this mischievously dry, sometimes witty and ultimately disturbing feature to dare ask the question: what would you do if...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Brilliant drama worthy of encore


WHAT do you call a bloke who hangs out with a bunch of musicians? A drummer. The old rock’n’roll joke carries no water when it comes to jazz drumming, where the ability to keep time and improvise around complex time signatures requires both consummate...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Tale mines rich seam of fun


THE title is a bit flat and obvious but you’d have to look pretty hard to find much else to complain about in this uplifting and true story from the UK. The year is 1984, when the Thatcher government’s plan to close 20 mines starts the yearlong...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Bird name insults really smuggle my budgie


One of the best things to come out of the recent Rabbitohs’ Grand Final win was learning a new insult. When Russell Crowe called Crown CEO Rowen Craigie a “pelican” for barracking for the other team, half the nation immediately Googled what the hell he...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: I want to be a mad gran who freaks out the kids


If I read another letter someone has written to their 16-year-old self, I swear I’m going to euthanase myself to an Air Supply song. Yes, it’s sweet to urge the younger you to “dance more” and “smell the sunflowers” (except they’re unscented) and “look...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: A valuable love lesson amid Bob’s heartache


BOB Geldof, once the poster boy for philanthropy, is now defined not by the lives he’s saved but by those he’s lost. This week he blamed himself for his daughter Peaches’ death from a heroin overdose, saying he was responsible and had clearly...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Jarryd an inspiration to kids trying their best


AS nervous students sweat over their HSC exams I can’t help but think they have a guardian angel in Jarryd Hayne (left). Life is not a ladder you climb up one rung at a time propelled by judicious amounts of talent and application. Sometimes it’s...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: The bottom line is I got the bum’s rush

YOU know how I like to keep you updated on international trends? Well, my attempts are being thwarted by my editor. I suggested he send me to the UK to test drive the new “bottom facial” since my once pert and smooth derriere has deteriorated due to...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: It’s that fragrant time of the year for store profits


Cue the pink baubles. The beauty industry is officially in festive mode. This week sees a large sack full of Christmas tree-worthy treats start to spill across beauty counters, from Gwen Stefani’s tinsel-inspired OPI collection, to gift sets from...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Beauty law according to the ‘ Cosmetics Cop’ Paula Begoun


IN 1985, Paula Begoun published her first book, Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal. “At the time, blue shadow was the No.1 selling colour but nobody in fashion magazines was wearing it,” Begoun recalls. “It was my way of saying something is going wrong...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: LOOK OF THE WEEK


EMMA STONE IF someone had used Stone’s eyes as a colour swatch they would have perfectly matched the olive green tone of her liquid-like Jason Wu top at the Closing Night gala presentation of Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance in New York...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: WHICH LOOK WAS BEST


THE news she is expecting twins hasn’t stopped Zoe Saldana from rocking some hot styles on the ruby rug. OCTOBER 12 THE actress’s Altuzarra dress and Jimmy Choo sandals looked anything but maternity wear at The Book Of Life premiere in Los...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: ECO CHIC


It was a big week in retail with Swedish chain H&M opening its first NSW store at the new Macquarie Centre and, in the city, International Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra launched his unique range at David Jones. While the two brands retail to different...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: ALICE IN WONDERLAND


Thursday, designer Alice McCall will throw “this decade’s hottest party”. Celebrating 10 years in the rag trade, she’ll transform a venue in Rosebery into a spectacular Alice in Wonderland installation. Using artworks from artists Joe Crossley and...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: STUDENTS HIT THEIR STRIDE


UNIVERSITY of Technology, Sydney students will have their moment to shine this month. Creations from graduates, Alison Hope Murray, Monique Duggan and Zoe Pritchard (pictured) will join 35 new labels on the catwalk. The Future of Fashion event in...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: RELAX INTO CLASSICS


TWO of Sydney’s most popular retailers are launching new collections this week. British brand Jigsaw’s latest offerings include drawstring pants and easy-to-wear classics (pictured). Meanwhile, Australian stalwart Saba has created a capsule of...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: ART ATTACK

AT Portmans, fashion imitates art for its new Art Series Collection. Launching tomorrow, the retailer has focused on pastels for its collaboration with local artists Prudence Oliveri and Ali McNabney-Stevens. More than 15 looks will be available in...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY


Get inspired by the latest gypset trend, this season’s standout silhouette. For summer 2015, designers such as Dries Van Noten and Valentino celebrated hippie- chic with long, loose, sensual styles. Our favourite looks come with tassels, ethnic...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Be inspired by where you come from


On Friday I hosted a seminar for the Australian Fashion Chamber at the National Gallery of Victoria. Jean Paul Gaultier, who is in Melbourne for the launch of his superb exhibition, The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: No tears from this clown


Is Seven trying to kill off the goose that laid the golden ratings? Not that you would call the learned barrister, Mark Holden, 60, a dumb cluck. After all, dressing up like a politically incorrect clown (he now refers to his performance as...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: GUESS WHO DON'T SUE

WHICH racing identity’s newish romance is still going strong? But will the couple brave the Sydney crowds on Melbourne’s Derby Day to well and truly put their love on show? WHICH well known corporate affairs honcho is a true believer in the saying...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB CUP DAY


ROYAL RANDWICK, RANDWICK A CROWD at Royal Randwick celebrated the final day of a very successful Sydney Spring Carnival yesterday and welcomed the first of Melbourne’s carnival. Thousands of hat-clad ladies and dapper gents descended on the racetrack...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: HOW JONESY AND AMANDA TOOK KING KYLE’S THRONE


WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda have won the top prize at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Following what was one of the most tumultuous years in the history of Australian radio, the popular duo beat their ARN stablemates and four-time winners Kyle and...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Kyly off to join Michael after quitting show


AS Kyly Clarke prepares to board a flight to Dubai today to join her husband Michael Clarke for the Test series against Pakistan, rumours were rife he was not unhappy she was forced to quit Dancing With the Stars due to a hamstring injury. The cricket...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Is Jess a bomb factor?


IS Jess Capps The Big Adventure’s answer to Deanne Jolly? The maker of the big-budget Channel 7 reality show certainly hopes so. The 30-year-old cosmetic surgery representative is the standout in the show’s first episode because of her...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Ab fab hits sexy list


JASON Dundas is hot and Who magazine knows it. So it ’s no surprise the model and TV presenter has found a spot on the 2014 Who Sexiest People list. It also makes the newly single 32- year- old the perfect candidate to MC the magazine’s annual big...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Aladdin magic inspires Bonnie’s winter panto


BONNIE Lythgoe plans to take audiences on a magic carpet ride when she stages her second winter pantomime in Sydney. Just off a plane from Los Angeles, Lythgoe (right) told our arts writer Jo Litson that she will produce Aladdin at the State Theatre...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Pick up some biz tips from US fashion guru


US celebrity stylist and fashion guru Rachel Zoe is coming to Sydney. The 43- year- old ( left), who is well known for working with stars, including Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson, will be in town to dish out some business advice at a...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: SINGLE DIDIER GETS COS Y WITH KELL Y


WAS Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Didier Cohen nursing a private heartache while cavorting on a luxury yacht on Sydney Harbour with Kelly Osbourne in her undies last weekend? Had he just broken up with his beautiful, sexy model girlfriend of 15...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Bachelor rescued by cops


The Bachelor Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge were given a police escort to the airport in Thailand after being hounded by paparazzi. The controversial couple had been staying on Koh Samui as part of a women’s magazine exclusive. However they were...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Duo duck out to Byron Bay


THEY are the regulars on the city’s social scene but Magdalena Roze and Darren Robertson are swapping the bright lights of Sydney for the relaxed vibes of Byron Bay. The TV personality and chef are set to head to Byron Bay so he and his Three Blue...

10/19/2014: CONFIDENTIAL: Allen, Best get more intimate

FORMER MasterChef contestant Andy Allen and actress Charlotte Best have taken their relationship to the next level. The couple, who have been dating for two years, have moved in together. “Charlotte and I have actually just moved into our own place...

10/19/2014: INSIDER COVER STORY: THE ESSENCE OF CATE


One day, Cate Blanchett might be taking tuck shop orders at her kids’ primary school. The next, she’ll be accepting a doctorate and lobbying for the arts. And the day after that you’ll probably find her sharing a film set with Robert Redford. Forget...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: footwear & accessories


ROCKPORT Get up to 30 per cent off selected styles. When: While stocks last Where: In store and rockport. com. au

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: homewares and gifts


BRAINBOW Up to 75 per cent off selected stock When: While stocks last Where: etsy.com/au/shop/bRainbowshop HOUSEHOLD LINENS End of line clearance, with 50 per cent off. When: While stocks last Where: household- linens. com

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: Kids

LBT KIDS Fashion and accessories for children aged 6-14 years on sale. When: While stocks last Where: lbtkids.com.au TINY TRIBE Designer baby and children’s wear sale, sizes 000-7, with up to 70 per cent off. When: While stocks last Where:...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: furniture & interiors

JUST BATHROOMWARE Get up to 30 per cent off all the leading designer bathroom brands. When: Until October 31 Where: In store LAVENDER HILL INTERIORS Spring sale, with 10-60 per cent off everything. When: Until tomorrow Where:...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: outdoors

KARTELL Get a minimum of 15 per cent off outdoor furniture. When: While stocks last Where: Westfield Bondi Junction, Level 5, 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction SPACE FURNITURE Save a minimum of 15 per cent off outdoor furniture. When: While stocks last...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: SHONA JOY

Receive discounts of up to 70 per cent in the sample sale. When: Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturday from 10am- 4pm Where: 80 Victoria St, Beaconsfield

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: sport & fitness

SPEEDMINTON Discounts on racquet sport sets and free shipping. When: While stocks last Where: speedminton.com.au

10/19/2014: RACING: RAY’S LUCKY LADY


SHE may have arrived via a snap mating decision, but Lady Ronray’s future has little to do with chance. The sensational sprinter was going for her 11th win in 12 starts in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic heats at Wentworth Park last night and...

10/19/2014: RACING: Greyhound industry lobbies to remove cap on fee for bookies

PRESSURE is mounting on the NSW government to reform the funding arrangements for the state’s greyhound racing industry. Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) is planning to meet with government representatives in the coming weeks to reiterate its call for the...

10/19/2014: RACING: THIS WEEK


MONDAY Dubbo – Lesley Ann Leonard Memorial Heats (400m) THURSDAY Casino – Pop Northfield Memorial Final (411m) Maitland – Future Stars Maiden Heats (400m) FRIDAY Lismore – Group 2 Lismore Cup Final (520m) Latest leg in the Thank Dog It’s Friday...

10/19/2014: RACING: RITZA HATTIE WENTWORTH PARK, OCT 13, 520M


DAPTO Megastar runner-up Ritza Hattie proved she was back to her best with a fastest time of the night 29.80 performance at Wentworth Park on Monday night. She took her record to 16 wins from 33 starts when she overcame box eight to outpace Satchmo’s...

10/19/2014: RACING: Sally gives Singo lift


AT least something went right for John Singleton over the weekend. Singo had Dear Demi scratched from the Caulfield Cup because of a minor throat complaint, then went to Randwick to watch colt This Is Australia run stone motherless in the Brian...

10/19/2014: RACING: ERIN A STAND OUT


BLONDES really do have more fun. Just ask popular Channel 9 sports reporter Erin Molan (pictured), who enjoyed her first Randwick day out yesterday with five brunette friends. Molan looked every bit the glamorous TV star as she watched all the action...

10/19/2014: RACING: Confident Lee not keeping it to himself


WHEN Keepit To Yourself finished long lasts at successive starts at the provincials last summer, trainer Jim Lee was left searching for answers. “We have always had an opinion of this horse but one day at Gosford (New Year’s Eve) he was beaten more...

10/19/2014: RACING: Dettori back- up no Churlish Reply

STEVE Englebrecht, trainer of Reply Churlish, is hoping rival Jason Coyle was “cracking jokes” when he said Dettori may back up twice in two days. Dettori, who beat Reply Churlish in a thrilling last-start showdown, raced at Newcastle yesterday,...

10/19/2014: RACING: Happy to be poster boy


TO help Moonee Valley Racing Club promote Friday’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes, it can use the fantastic poster we’ve come up with. Terravista, the world’s best sprinter, will carry the hopes of Sydney. Buffering will be Queensland’s big hope. Oh, and...

10/19/2014: RACING: Smerdon has classic all sewn up


TRAINER Robert Smerdon thinks he has the Victoria Oaks winner — he just doesn’t know which filly. Smerdon’s fillies Fontein Ruby and Crafty upset the “boys” in the Group 3 $750,000 Caulfield Classic (2000m) yesterday and both are now primed for the...

10/19/2014: RACING: Zac’s plea: no penalty

ZAC Purton has implored Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter not to penalise Admire Rakti for the Melbourne Cup. But it was more an impassioned plea rather than the usual hopeful request from a Caulfield Cup-winning jockey who is adamant...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: GO FOR THE 6- 0 SWEEP


LAST summer, Australia excelled in thumping perennial rivals England 5-0. This summer, they have a chance to improve on that feat with a double whitewash — away against Pakistan and then at home over India. The two crucial members in the Australian...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Retire hurt? Watson refuses to walk as he begins his fightback


HE’S had rotten luck with injury, but Shane Watson has never considered walking away from the game he loves. The 33-year-old hasn’t played since the Indian Premier League in May after suffering an ankle injury that ruled him out of Australia’s tours...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Hayden backs warrior Haddin as new top dog should injury curse come back to bite Pup

FORMER opening great Matthew Hayden believes “born leader” Brad Haddin is the clear choice to fill Michael Clarke’s role as Test skipper, but he lauds Steve Smith as Australia’s potential ace. Hayden, 42, has long respected Haddin as a top-shelf...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Johnson new ambassador for the game

MITCHELL Johnson has signed to become an ambassador for the International Cricket Council and will be used to promote major events. Johnson has been offered a series of deals in the wake of his dam-busting form but has been very selective because he...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Fill-in savours pain and pace

SHARJAH: His hands were battered but Pakistan-born gloveman Saqlain Haider says filling in for Brad Haddin last Friday was a big day in his life. The 27-year-old UAE squad member and bank clerk was called up to help out on day three of their four-day...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Aussies fail in Test warm-up

SHARJAH: Australia have lost their only warm-up game ahead of Wednesday’s first Test against Pakistan A by 153 runs. Chasing 339 to win, Australia were bowled out before tea for 185 in their second innings off 51.3 overs late last night. Test opener...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Windies out, Sri Lanka in

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket chiefs insisted the West Indies had called off their tour as a result of a pay dispute with their players after a day of extraordinary back-and-forth statements between officials. As India won the fourth of what were supposed...

10/19/2014: CRICKET: Trial by fire will test our character


MATTHEW Hayden has delivered Australia the sweatsoaked survival manual that powered cricket’s epic Desert Storm century and broke Pakistan 12 years ago. Hayden withstood the Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar, and Pakistan with a courageous, seven-hour...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Aussie women rule AFL


THE AFL plans to launch a national semi-professional women’s competition by 2020. The success of the annual women’s draft game between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne has led to a demand for more opportunities from elite female footballers and...

10/19/2014: SPORT: McCULLUM TO TESTIFY IN CAIRNS TRIAL

NEW Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says he will testify against former teammate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty “to protect the game.” McCullum will be among as many as 12 cricketers who may be called to...

10/19/2014: SPORT: EWEN RESIGNS


AN emotional Ewen McKenzie dropped a bombshell last night, resigning as Wallabies coach after a heartbreaking loss to the All Blacks. McKenzie had been dealing with an investigation into Kurtley Beale’s conduct that had reportedly created discord...

10/19/2014: SPORT: On your Marc: Race on to match Doohan


RUNAWAY world champion Marc Marquez yesterday equalled Casey Stoner’s record of 12 MotoGP pole positions in a season. And a win in today’s race at Phillip Island would see Marquez share another record with an Australian icon. The Spaniard has a...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Cheika or White set to take Wallabies to World Cup

JAKE White or Michael Cheika? Finding a coach is such an urgent task that the Wallabies may fly to Europe on Friday without one. White recently accepted a post as technical adviser with Tonga for a tour of Europe next month. He is certain to be able...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Great has little advice for rookie

AUSTRALIAN legend Mick Doohan has no advice for teenager Jack Miller ahead of his MotoGP debut next season. Not because he has none, it’s because Miller doesn’t need it. His grasp on second place in the Moto3 world standings could slip today with...

10/19/2014: SPORT: CREED OF THE SURF AS OUR SWIMMING GOLDEN GIRL EYES DISTANT DREAM


REBECCA Creedy’s evolution can be mapped in time – from roughly 25 seconds to somewhere around 4½ hours. That is how long it is expected to take Creedy to complete her first Coolangatta Gold next month, but the Northcliffe Ironwoman knows the 41km she...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Choc’s new fight plan

ANTHONY Mundine believes he can still beat the best in the world as he prepares to put his career on the line against Russian Sergey Rabchenko. An intensely-focused Mundine has promised to return to his best when he takes to the ring for the November...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Green tips a shining finish for Diamonds


ACTING captain Kim Green insists the Diamonds are focused on finishing their goldmedal winning year on a high in the Test series against England starting in Bendigo today. The Diamonds are on a 17game winning streak after a 4-0 clean sweep of their...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Striker pulled his own shirt

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao is facing a potential six-match ban from his country’s sports justice tribunal (STJD) for pulling his own shirt in an apparent attempt to win a penalty. The Santos forward tugged his shirt as he ran...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Tomic through to semi-finals

STOCKHOLM: Bernard Tomic has continued his strong late-season form, making the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open with a threeset win over seventh seed Fernando Verdasco. The unseeded Tomic beat the Spaniard 0-6 6-4 7-6 (8-6), having previously...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Scot, Ferrer tighten grip

VIENNA — Andy Murray and David Ferrer tightened the duel for ATP year-ending final spots with quarter-final wins at the Austrian Open. Murray, seeded second and the heavy crowd favourite in his debut at Vienna’s Stadthalle, played it safe against...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Russian chief fined $25,000

LOS ANGELES: The WTA fined Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 after he questioned the gender of Serena and Venus Williams. WTA chief executive Stacey Allaster blasted the remarks made on a late-night chat show, which...

10/19/2014: SPORT: A CHALLENGE FOR THE JETS

MELBOURNE City are hot $1.70 favourites to win their first match of the season when they face the Newcastle Jets ($4.75) today. The Jets, including former Socceroo David Carney (pictured), are looking for their first points after going down to a late...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Real test for Reds


LIVERPOOL will face their stiffest test in the post-Luis Suarez era when they take on Real Madrid at Anfield in midweek. The Reds are $4.00 outsiders to beat the European champions. Real Madrid are $1.85 while the draw is paying $3.40. The last time...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Who will rule at Britannia Stadium?

STOKE City will host Swansea at Britannia Stadium tomorrow morning and if recent history is any guide, we should be in for an entertaining game. Stoke are $2.35 to collect their third win of the season while Swansea are $3 outsiders. The last two...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Losing streak posing problem for Houston

HOUSTON meet the Steelers in Pittsburg this weekend in a defining game for both teams. The Texans began strongly but have lost their last two matches against the Cowboys and Colts. The Steelers have the same record as the Texans (3 wins 3 losses) but...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Wanderers fancied to win home leg

THE Western Sydney Wanderers are favoured to take out the first leg of the Asian Champions League final against Al Hilal at Pirtek Stadium next Saturday. The home-side are paying $2.25 to win the match in TAB’s result market while an Al Halil win is...

10/19/2014: SPORT DETAILS: SUNDAY SPORTSWORD No 138

ACROSS 1. Originally, Churchill, Gasnier, Fulton and Raper (3,9) 7. Kenyan-born ‘80s Pakistan batsman, Qasim ... (4) 10. MLB pitcher in 24 seasons until 2007 (5,7) 11. 2000 Olympic swimmer, ... ‘The Eel’ Moussambani (4) 13. Bespectacled ‘60s South...

10/19/2014: SPORT DETAILS: Brothers see Randwick to victory

BROTHERS Anthony and Daniel Sams figured in a seventh wicket partnership of 183 to enable Randwick-Petersham to easily eclipse Hawkesbury’s total of 252 at Coogee in the second round of the Sydney grade series. Wicketkeeper Anthony, who has played in...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Give fans what they want


IT has been a testing time for football fans of various kinds. Particularly those who form attachments to great players in the belief they are engaged in a lifelong relationship, only to find it was a fling. Parramatta say goodbye to Jarryd Hayne...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Hayne has already scored a touchdown


NO, this isn’t the last word on Jarryd Hayne. Just the latest — how could you not wish the guy well? The scepticism about Hayne’s ability to succeed in a complex sport which draws from a large and talented pool of athletes was both reflexive and...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Griffen raises Giants’ hopes

GWS lost one of their best young players, Tom Boyd, to the “go-home” factor this week — a blow cushioned by the acquisition of Western Bulldogs star Ryan Griffen. Boyd’s loss hurt, but Griffen will make GWS more competitive in the short term. And the...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Forster Take the plunge on a gorgeous part of the coast


A COASTAL playground north of Sydney, Forster has long been a beachside haven for lovers of water sports, the quiet life and nature spotting. Locals and tourists enjoy dolphin cruises, fishing trips, sailboarding and scuba diving along the many...

10/19/2014: SPORT: FOR SALE PERFECT FAMILY RESIDENCE


A designer home on 556sq m, this property has three, or possibly four bedrooms depending on a family’s needs. From the large front deck the homeowners can watch golfers tee off, while inside there are multiple living spaces, a renovated kitchen with...

10/19/2014: SPORT: It simply has everything


IT has the eastern suburbs real estate trifecta and so much more. As well as the Point Piper must haves of a private jetty, boatshed and harbourfront pool, 7 Wunulla Rd has the obligatory ocean views, and “mod cons”. The designer digs, with its 19m...

10/19/2014: NEWS: We can’t tell mates they’re fat

MORE than 60 per cent of Australians don’t feel comfortable telling a close friend they are overweight, even when it’s obvious that friend has packed on the pounds. New research has revealed that 63 per cent of people will avoid mentioning a friend’s...

10/19/2014: WORLD: The silent thief of sight plagues Bono


U2 singer Bono says his everpresent sunglasses aren’t a rockstar affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. The condition, a build-up of pressure that can damage the optic nerve, can make the eyes sensitive to light. Bono told the...

10/19/2014: WORLD: Protesters battle for city streets

RIOT police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city’s streets, using pepper spray and batons to hold back activists. Police and activists engaged in running clashes in Mong Kok’s dense grid of streets, scuffling for...

10/19/2014: WORLD: Bermuda gearing up for Gonzalo

THE resort island chain of Bermuda is bracing for a hit from Hurricane Gonzalo, forecast to produce flooding, strong winds and a life-threatening storm surge. The capital Hamilton has been eerily quiet as people retreat to the safety of their...

10/19/2014: WORLD: Storm brings a rain of death

NINE people were killed on Thursday when a wall collapsed in heavy rains, crushing five homes in Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua. Managua Secretary General Fidel Moreno said the collapse happened in an hour of heavy rain that hit on Thursday...

10/19/2014: WORLD: HOW RATS SAVE US FROM PLAGUE OF MINEFIELDS


A CRACK team of “super rats” are being used to detect deadly landmines in Mozambique and Angola, saving thousands of lives each year. The highly trained rodents, officially named Mine Detection Rats, or MDR, have helped clear an incredible 11 million...

10/19/2014: WORLD: Genuine or not, its $ 1 million


THE customised Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in Easy Rider is up for auction this weekend in California. Or is it? Gordon Granger of Texas said he bought the original Easy Rider motorcycle in 1996 from Dan Haggerty, an actor with a bit-part...

10/19/2014: WORLD: IS wins over al-Qaeda as its evil ally

TERROR group al-Qaeda has called on Muslims worldwide to join Islamic State in their quest to create a caliphate as the militants continue to be beaten back in both Syria and Iraq. Al-Qaeda in Yemen, which is experiencing its own separatist movement,...

10/19/2014: WEATHER: FISHING

BREAM and tailor are frequenting the washes at the southern end of Kilcare Rocks. The ledges at the northern end of Putty Beach are holding school mulloway that have taken a liking to fresh squid during the run-in evening tide. Whiting are prowling...

10/19/2014: WEATHER: CATCH OF THE WEEK


EMAIL YOUR PHOTO ( HOLD THE FISH VERTICALLY) TO DAMIAN@ RAPALA. COM. AU, WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FISH, WHERE YOU CAUGHT IT AND THE BAIT YOU USED.

10/19/2014: BUSINESS: Life in straw house as markets run out of puff


A WEEK ago I suggested that investors around the world were grabbing at straws to sustain a very weird form of optimism. As the latest week closed, they were building whole houses of straw and stuffing them with their savings. Let’s hope no one...

10/19/2014: BUSINESS: SHARE TIPS


BUY MIRVAC GROUP ( MGR) Has an attractive pipeline of projects with strong residential pre-sales and office precommitments. This should deliver above-peer through-the-cycle earnings growth. SANTOS LTD ( STO) The increase in dividend signalled the...

10/19/2014: BUSINESS: Renos an accident waiting to happen

HOME renovators who have not increased the value of their insurance could find themselves in a financial mess long after the final coat of paint has dried. Over 80 per cent of renovators said they had not had a professional valuer in to estimate the...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: 20 QUESTIONS


Current Affairs 1 Which supermarket chain was forced to remove its “If you don’t love it leave” Australian flag t-shirts from two of its stores? 2 Which Australian state or territory became the first to introduce ‘Name and Shame’ legislation that...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: SAMURAI SUDOKU

Samurai sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids. The standard sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit. The puzzles...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: BRAIN TRAINING

Welcome to a puzzle fitness workout aimed at improving your brain power. Boost your mental agility with a session every day in the Mental Gym. Record the time you take to complete each puzzle and you can keep track of your ever-increasing mental...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1 Which Australian novelist won the 2014 Man Booker Prize? 2 Where would you find the Pantheon? 3 Who captains the Australian Test cricket team? 4 Who became leader of the PLO in 1968? 5 Louth is a county in which country? 6 What is the sweet...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: ALFAKODO

Letters A to Z have a number value. Some are shown in the right hand cells. Create remaining values using clues in centre cells.

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: SUDOKU

Fill the grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes contains the digits from 1 to 9 only once.

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: RIDDLED

Uranus in the Viking eye Was not the heaven Saxons knew-For all that is by nature high When it is clear can leave you blue. WHAT AM I?

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE


Last week’s winners $10 – L. Jackson, Claymore $5 – M. Haynes, Kogarah; N. Camarda, Abbotsford; J. Dela Cruz, Glendenning Last week’s differences 1 Boot different colour. 2 S different colour. 3 Cloud flipped. 4 Buildings missing. 5 Birds added. 6...

10/19/2014: PUZZLES: CRYPTIC

Across 4 Finish up without a head (6) 7 Normal affair with illicit lover (8) 8 Was jealous of rival in the finish (6) 9 End work before sleep with bag and canvas carrying case (8) 11 Standing over with a long step ( 7) 13 One working with role with...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Night of footy led to their hot team


German-born Lisa Dray came to Australia as a 19-year-old hairdresser with an urge to travel, and loved it so much she never left. But four years after moving to Sydney, Lisa’s life changed again when she met the northern beaches born-and-raised Andrew...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: MARTHA ZACHARIA, 27, AND WILLIAM GIANNIKOURIS, 29


Dress A strapless dress with long bodice and French lace, designed and made by JoJo at Arushie Bridal Couture in St Peters Honeymoon The US for four weeks AFTER meeting at a birthday party nearly a decade ago, Martha and William became close...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: WILFRED ( BILL) AND JESSIE THOMPSON


IT was across a dance hall in Drummoyne that Jessie caught Bill’s eye. They were introduced by Jessie’s sister and fell in love. They married at St John’s church in Birchgrove on October 23, 1954 and honeymooned in Coolangatta. Their family now...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: CARLA GREEN, 30, AND NEVAN DOODY, 33


Dress A fishtail-style lace dress designed by Alfred Angelo, purchased from Abigail’s Collection in the UK Honeymoon Three weeks in France and Thailand WHEN Carla went to London in 2006, she popped into a bar to ask for directions to a job...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: LUCIA ROSITANO, 27, AND MATTHEW THORPE, 26


Dress A strapless gown with full skirt and French-beaded bodice custom made by Bizzaro Bridal Couture in Earlwood Honeymoon Dubai and Maldives for two weeks WHEN Matthew first saw Lucia, he knew she was the girl he was going to marry. Thankfully, the...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Heels by Kim to lift any outfit


WITH stylish shoes in an array of colours, sizes and styles, the Kardashian Kollection has you covered for all your bridal shoe needs. Whether you’re after dramatic sexy heels, show- stopping wedges, stunning flats or chic booties, choice abounds when...

10/19/2014: INSIDER: Shady fashion option to copy


TAKE inspiration from the new Mrs George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin ( right), and wear a hat on your wedding day. Classic and timeless, panama hats are all the rage for warmweather weddings, or are a great alternative to a veil — if it ’s your second...

10/19/2014: REAL ESTATE: From garage drab to cute terrace fab


IT was labelled Australia’s most expensive garage when it sold a year ago for $822,500. Now 19 Hopewell St, Paddington, has resold for a handsome sum after a total rebuild and makeover. The near-new two-bedroom terrace yesterday netted $1.415 million...

10/19/2014: REAL ESTATE: Top dollar for old renovator’s delight


IT was standing room only out the back of 2 Smith St, Marrickville when the highlysought after derelict terrace when under the hammer yesterday. The rundown two-bedroom house caught the eye of 24 registered bidders, who all saw the potential of...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: Brosque strikes in bitter derby


RED cards, comical own goals, a fracas and a fan invasion — the seventh edition of the Sydney derby had it all as the Sky Blues came from behind to score a stirring win. It was breathtaking virtually from beginning to end, justifying the hype that has...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: Tim new hero for the west


YOU wonder where Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer was last Wednesday at 11am. Was he watching as Parramatta, Australian and western Sydney sporting idol Jarryd Hayne announced he was chasing a dream of playing NFL in the US? Appearing on the 2013 BRW...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: Boys in blue reign in night of madness and mayhem


SYDNEY derby night has become one of the biggest occasions in Aussie sport. There is nothing like it in any other code, with the singing and growing rivalry making the atmosphere so special. Having 41,213 fans in full voice is the envy of any...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: ROOS FEEL THE HEAT


ROOKIES IN A TESTING SESSION P46

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: SLAM DUNK FOR BIG BEN


A RECORD 229 RUNS BUT FOR WHAT?

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: SYDNEY REDS


ENGLISH Premier League power Liverpool FC could be headed to Sydney next year for an exhibition match expected to inject $25 million into the NSW economy. In a major coup for the NSW Government and Football Federation Australia, NSW is positioned to...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: McGlinchey has last laugh to silence the boo boys


BOOED by his former fans, Michael McGlinchey had the last laugh last night, playing a prominent part in Wellington Phoenix’s 2-1 away win over the Central Coast Mariners. New Zealand international McGlinchey scored a first-half equaliser and was...

10/19/2014: FOOTBALL: Villa finds heart in a new City

IT IS just two weeks since David Villa arrived in Melbourne. But already the Spanish superstar is becoming accustomed to the one thing the people in Melbourne bemoan the most. “So far the thing that I have noticed is the drastic changes in the...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: These kids are no Test bunnies


KANGAROO rookies Dylan Walker and Alex Johnston have smashed another 40year hoodoo, becoming the first South Sydney juniors to be selected for Australia out of the club’s Redfern headquarters since George Piggins in 1975. In a wonderful twist to the...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: FARAH IN ROO, TIGERS PICKLE


JASON Taylor’s opening fortnight at Wests Tigers has left no one in any doubt about who is calling the shots at the notoriously divided Concord headquarters. Aside from sacking club legends Steve Roach and Paul Sironen, Taylor asked captain Robbie...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: Mata’utia could be youngest Kangaroo


WHEN Australian coach Tim Sheens called 18-year-old Sione Mata’utia to tell him of his Kangaroos call up, the first words he said were “this is not a prank”. That is because Mata’utia has played just seven firstgrade games and will be the youngest...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: KIWIS HUMBLE JUNIOR ROOS

A FIELD goal with 50 seconds handed New Zealand a 15-14 win over Australia in their junior international in Auckland yesterday. Wests Tigers fiveeighth Te Maire Martin slotted the field goal after Manly fullback Clint Gutherson missed a 40m penalty...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: DIGBY KEEN FOR SHO T AT AMERICAN FOO TY


THREE hours after Jarryd Hayne announced he wanted to take on the NFL, Digby Ioane asked his manager to investigate if he, too, could make the switch to gridiron. If Hayne is successful in his bold attempt to make the grade in the US, he will soon be...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: Eels eye trial in the US

IF you can’t beat them, join them. Fresh from losing their biggest name Jarryd Hayne to the US, Parramatta are considering heading to America to play. Eels chief executive Scott Seward has confirmed the club had begun investigating the prospect of...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: Hayne exit is a signal of strength


WHEN the Parramatta Eels rang to tell me Jarryd Hayne was leaving rugby league I was stunned. Stunned because if ever there was a natural athlete who looked custom made for rugby league it was Jarryd. He’s got it all . . . size, speed, power — so...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: Jarryd can make it


TWO of Australia’s most successful sporting exports to the US say Jarryd Hayne can land a place in American football. American All-Star baseballer Dave Nilsson and Chicago Bulls basketball great Luc Longley have endorsed Hayne’s remarkable quest. ‘‘A...

10/19/2014: RUGBY LEAGUE: . . . SEAHAWKS SEND HARVIN TO JETS

IN a move that shocked the NFL, the Seahawks have traded receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft pick. One source has confirmed to The Seattle Times the deal was done. It was first reported by Fox Sports. One source...

10/19/2014: SPORT: HOME FOR ALEX


ALEX McKinnon has bought a block of land in Newcastle to build a wheelchair-access home where he will settle. The former Knights forward used money from his Rise for Alex fund to buy the property so that he can remain close to his Newcastle teammates...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Sutton takes a seat in Legacy’s hall of fame


SOUTH Sydney captain John Sutton n is already making the most of some off-season downtime by supporting one of his favourite charities — Legacy Australia. After leading the Rabbitohs to their first premiership in 43 years, Sutton is among 40...

10/19/2014: SPORT: SUNDAY BEST


SAINT JARRYD Hayne’s courage to throw away a rugby league career to pursue an even bigger NFL dream is a wonderful example for goal-setting youngsters, not just in sport but life in general. I so hope he makes it. SINNER THE Ben Flower cheap shot on...

10/19/2014: SPORT: PETER WYNN'S


If this is you pictured in the photo, email your contact details and a selfie (photo) to sport@sundaytelegraph.com.au, fax us on (02) 9288 3311 or send a letter to: Peter Wynn's Face in the crowd, PO Box 205, Eastern Suburbs MC, NSW, 2004. Entries...

10/19/2014: SPORT: TOM ENGLISH’S SPORTING HERO


(MELBOURNE REBELS) MICK VELLA A Parramatta stalwart, he was the people people’s champion and gave 100 per cent every time he took the field

10/19/2014: SPORT: BRAINBUSTERS

1. Who did Australia beat in the last Four Nations final in 2011? 2. From which A-League club did the Wanderers sign goalie Ante Covic? 3. Who captained the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash last season? 4. Who is currently the world’s highest ranked...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Sponsorship a howling success for Sixers


IT’S great to see the Sydney Sixers cricketers and their love for our canine friends. Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott often turn up to cricket training with their dogs in tow. Last week, they were part of a photo shoot to celebrate Purina Supercoat...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Pom‘ s NRL shopping list

MARWAN Koukash, the multi-millionaire English turf magnate and owner of Super League club Salford, will arrive in Australia this week in his bid to buy into an NRL club. Koukash is a self-confessed league nut. “Some people call me crazy, but I love...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Postecoglou feels heat


PRESSURE is building on Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou to get results at the fast-approaching Asian Cup. He’s been at the helm for almost 12 months, with only two wins from 11 matches. Brave losses at the World Cup are acceptable, but last week’s...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Happy holidays for Titans duo


FORMER Gold Coast Titans managing director Michael Searle and ex-coach John Cartwright are happily holidaying in the US together. The Titans meanwhile are dealing with a $300,000 fine for a salary-cap breach involving Scott Prince caused by other...

10/19/2014: SPORT: McKay up for an argument

SOCCEROO midfielder Matt McKay was appointed as president of the players’ union, the PFA, last week. Within days, he was sent off and given a two-week ban from the A-League for a foul-mouthed tirade towards a referee. The next round of pay negotiations...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Sport stars hit Vegas

LAS Vegas is overflowing with Aussie sports stars. Most of South Sydney’s grand final players who aren’t in the Four Nations are holidaying in the casino city. So, too, is Channel Nine personality Yvonne Sampson. Also in town was champion Red Bull...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Devlin replaces Elkin

ANY hopes that banned head trainer Trent Elkin had of returning to the Parramatta Eels have been dashed. The Eels have appointed Melbourne Storm high- performance manager Paul Devlin for next season as a replacement for Elkin. Eels coach Brad Arthur...

10/19/2014: RACING: ADMIRE ZAC’S BRAVADO


ZAC Purton again demonstrated why he is one of the world’s best jockeys when he gambled by positioning Japanese stayer Admire Rakti three-wide for most of the testing 2400m of yesterday’s race. But as Admire Rakti surged to a famous Caulfield Cup win...

10/19/2014: RACING: Stunned Bowman to appeal against 20- meeting ban


SYDNEY jockey Hugh Bowman was stunned when he was slammed with a 20-meeting improper riding ban at Caulfield yesterday. Bowman was outed for his ride on Light Up Manhattan in the Caulfield Classic with stewards alleging the jockey did not give Glen...

10/19/2014: RACING: Square set to become late entry


SET Square has gone from a maiden to a stakes winner and one of the favourites for the Victoria Oaks — all in just 10 days. At Caulfield yesterday, Set Square jumped from a Ballarat maiden to score an impressive win in the Listed $120,000 Ethereal...

10/19/2014: RACING: O’Shea adamant he added only final coat of polish to talented Contrib

GODOLPHIN’S John O'Shea has only had English galloper Contributer in his stable for a month but that was all the time he needed to appreciate the horse’s talent. “We had a feeling he was quite a nice horse but they still have to come here and...

10/19/2014: RACING: FIELD OF DREAMS


IT was hard to imagine the most exciting horse in Australia was racing at Randwick yesterday, not Caulfield. Deep Field lived up to the hype when he toyed with his rivals in the Listed City Tattersalls Club Lightning Sprint (1100m). While the big...

10/19/2014: RACING: Cup back on radar for mare


THE dream is still alive for connections of one-time Melbourne Cup favourite La Amistad despite having to settle for second in yesterday’s Listed $100,000 City Tattersalls Club Cup (240 The half-sister to Cup legend Makybe Diva, who won the great race...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Clash of the mares


GAI Waterhouse has predicted that star mares Sweet Idea and Diamond Drille could fight out the finish of the Group 1 Myer Classic, after both ran slashing trials at Caulfield yesterday. Sweet Idea was at her courageous best as she led throughout to...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Relieved trainers congratulate each other after dead heat


FOR trainers Peter Snowden and Jason Warren, this was as good as a win. Snowden’s mare Miracles Of Life and the Warren-trained Bel Sprinter could not be separated by the judge after the Group 2 $200,000 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) yesterday, but neither...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Hussler’s on the money


LUCKY Hussler finally turned potential into performance as the riders of Sydney trio, Generalife, Manawanui and Leebaz, returned with hard-luck stories after the Group 3 $150,000 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield yesterday. Trainer Darren Weir...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Kuro takes Pride of place in Joe’s stable


EMERGING star Kuro has given his owners plenty of reasons to consider chasing Group 1 glory next month after a stunning performance over 1200m at Randwick yesterday. The colt has had a meteoric rise since a midweek win at Warwick Farm in August and...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Bridge strike rate helped along by Avoid Lightning


OF all the good horses trainer Les Bridge has had, he reckons he’s never had one as honest as Avoid Lightning. Avoid Lightning resumed with a laststride victory in the Group 3 The Nivison (1200m) at Randwick yesterday, proving the six-year-old still...

10/19/2014: SPORT: It’s Excess joy for Gai import

EXCESS Knowledge, the horse billed as the next Fiorente when he arrived in Australia, earned himself a dry run for the 2015 spring carnival with a win at Randwick yesterday. The import was friendless in betting, easing to start $6, but he ran down the...

10/19/2014: SPORT: Mahara set for stakes

IN THE same week his Golden Slipper winner Overreach went to the paddock, owner George Altomonte cheered home Mahara at Randwick. Mahara ($3.10fav) dug deep in the City Tattersalls Club Handicap (1400m) to beat All Cerise ($9) by three-quarters of a...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: Trick or treat?


Less than a decade ago, October 31 came and went on the Australian calendar without the blink of a severed eye. These days, shops are stacking shelves with Halloween fare as early as August as retailers fight for a piece of the multimillion-dollar...

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: Get sun smart


Skin cancer and premature ageing are the main concerns that come from too much exposure to the sun. What can we do to adequately protect our skin this summer? An SPF 50+ broad spectrum sunscreen will ensure you have good protection from both UVA and...

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: COLOUR IN AND WIN A HORRIBLY GOOD ABC PRIZE PACK


Win an ABC Kids prize pack thanks to Roadshow Entertainment and never have a bored moment again. You’ll be provided with great entertainment for those rainy days and school holidays. Each DVD prize pack includes seasons 1- 5 of Horrible Histories as...

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: INTERESTING STUFF

Hi Elmo. Welcome to Australia. You’re quite far away from Sesame Street, how was your trip over here? Elmo is a good traveller. Cookie monster not so much. Cookie has a problem with the in-flight snacks. Elmo falls asleep and when Elmo wakes up,...

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Elmo


There’s a special red, furry friend of ours in Australia at the moment — Elmo! See Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour for the final time in NSW from October 10-25. Dates and tickets can be found at SesameStreetPresents.com.au

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: FACT STUFF

Birthday: February 3 Nickname: Elmo’s scientific name is Furrius Childus Star Sign: Aquarius Born: Sesame Street Lives: Sesame Street Eye Colour: Black and white Hair Colour: Red fur Height: Growing Siblings: No

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: FAVOURITE STUFF

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, making new friends, laughing Food: Pizza and wasabi Music: Love all kinds Movies: Elmo loves Frozen Sports: Rollerblading, mini golf

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: LAUGH TILL YOU FACE HURTS

Q: What did the tree wear to the pool party? A: Swimming trunks! Q: Why did the leaf go to the doctor? A: It was feeling green! Q: What is a tree’s least favourite month? A: Sep-timber! Q: What kind of tree grows in your hand? A: A palm tree! Q:...

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: HARRY'S BOARD


Hi Harry, I’m Aidan and my brother is Jamie. I’m six and he’s four. I’m excited for the Skylanders colouring-in competition. I’ve just finished it. Who’s your favourite Trap Team character? I like Snap Shot and Jamie likes Gusto. From Aidan and...

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: GAMEZONE


If you don’t know what Skylanders is, then you obviously don’t play many video games. Aimed at primary school-aged kids, Skylanders lets gamers change their character to another with different skills by replacing the figurine on the attached game pad....

10/19/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the Elmo’s World Tour colouring-in competition: 1. Jowel Shaheen, Georges Hall, age 6 2. Keira Santa Maria, Blacktown, age 5 3. Nathan Harman, Eleebana, age 4

10/19/2014: SHOP SMART: fashion


RACHEL GILBERT Get up to 80 per cent off past season stock. When: Thursday to Sunday Where: 3A, 32 Ralph St, Alexandria MOSMANN AUSTRALIA Men’s and women’s underwear from Funk For Five on sale for $5. When: While stocks last Where:...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Oxford St gets a new lease of life


IT’S the shopping strip hardest hit by Australia’s fashion crisis but Oxford St is back in business. Low rents, long leases and large retail spaces are attracting edgy fashion labels back into the area. Since June, around 12 new boutiques have moved...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Gang lord sued for $50,000

A CENTRAL Coast couple is suing an alleged gang leader for almost $50,000. Rob and Kim Stewart have taken Brothers 4 Life member Farhad Qaumi to the NSW Supreme Court after he allegedly failed to go through with a contract to buy a house off...

10/19/2014: OPINION: I’ve gone bananas over a little cheeky monkey


LIFE is supposed to get smaller when you have children. Fewer nightclubs. Less travel. A tighter neighbourhood experience, where even a walk to the local swing-set is a major expedition. But nobody ever told me, before I had a baby exactly one year...

10/19/2014: OPINION: Are you lazy? Good news, it could make you a billionaire!


FORGET about problems like how to get to Mars or travel through time, Fitzy and I are concerned that the day-to-day basic inconveniences that humans live with are being ignored and no one is attempting to fix them. It’s as if we’re happy to let these...

10/19/2014: OPINION: Act on ebola now

WHY does Australia spend $5 billion every year on foreign aid? Ebola. The spread of this virus is a story of poverty. Ebola is the perfect encapsulation of why development matters — why Australia’s own prosperity depends on our willingness to help...

10/19/2014: OPINION: Muscles from Brussels takes on the girlie men


SOONER or later, the robot goes rogue. It’s the only explanation for Mathias Cormann’s spectacular break from programming to describe federal Labor leader Bill Shorten as an “economic girlie man’’. To understand what a momentous event this is in the...

10/19/2014: OPINION: BUBBLES AND LEAKS


FORMER Premier Barry O’Farrell blasted Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott in the Liberal Party room this week, calling into question his team spirit after he publicly canned the North Connex road project. Mr O’Farrell used the parlance of rugby league to...

10/19/2014: OPINION: WAVE- ING GOODBYE

AFTER the former deputy premier and Nationals leader Andrew Stoner announced his retirement this week, party elder Duncan Gay said: “May he surf waves that are glassy and smooth, with an offshore wind.” Mr Gay then tweeted: “After almost 16 years in...

10/19/2014: OPINION: UNFORTUNATE COVER- UP

STILL in National Party land, Tank Stream can’t help but feel for Adrian Piccoli. Without the numbers to stand for leader, he backed Mr Popular, Troy Grant. But that wasn’t the final indignity. While taking a new “class photo” a TV cameraman stuck a...

10/19/2014: OPINION: WRONG DIRECTION

MEGA band One Direction may have a lot of fans, but Premier Mike Baird says he is definitely not one of them. The denial comes despite the latest pecuniary interest register revealing that the premier attended a concert as a guest of NRMA. Baird’s...

10/19/2014: OPINION: TALIBAN LEFT BEHIND

THE Liberal Party’s hard Right have rebranded themselves from the “Taliban” faction to the “conservatives”. Mental Health minister Jai Rowell is at the helm, with some noting his ministerial portfolio and factional leadership might intersect.

10/19/2014: LETTERS: Why our education system needs to get much smarter


Samantha Maiden’s article on the review of the Australian national curriculum (“Report spells out where schools are failing us”, 12/10) was thoughtprovoking. As a teacher of 30plus years of experience, I can assure you that you raise some very valid...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: FLAWED SYSTEM AWAITS POOR HANA

It was with great sadness that I read your article about little Hana Tarraf who survived brain surgery only to now have to live with the damage to her hypothalamus, which controls appetite and metabolism (“Can anyone out there save our daughter?”,...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: SAVE YOUR TOES, USE A SAFE MOWER

Regarding your story on Francesco Giuffrida, who lost his big toe while mowing his lawn on his ride-on mower (“How mowing the lawn can cut a man down to size”, 12/10). Mr Giuffrida left the engine and deck blades engaged as he climbed off the mower....

10/19/2014: LETTERS: POLLIES ARE TOO FOND OF PORN TAX

So many thanks to Lia Harris (“How porn is turning our boys into rapists”, 12/10). That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a decent article on porn and its influences on men and boys. I’m sure the country has been going right down the toilet because of...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: MARRIAGE IS NOT A COMPETITION

Surely, people must realise that reality shows like The Bachelor are nothing more than fantasy (“Stop your bitching about poor Blake”, 12/10)! How could anybody marry a contestant, based on a series of competitions? There is a lot more to the...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: TXT THE EDITOR

JAMES: Miranda Devine has articulated what I have been thinking about (“Stop your bitching about poor Blake”, 12/10). For whatever reason, Blake knew that he had made a mistake in proposing and instead of leading Sam further into a relationship that...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: BEALE SCANDAL IS A LAUGHING MATTER

After reading the story about the ARU and Kurtly Beale (“Blacklash for man under siege”, 12/10), I was left in no doubt that the whole matter has more bureaucracy and laughs in it than an episode of Yes Minister. Too many people without real jobs...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: DEADBEAT DADS UNDER PRESSURE

Whenever there is an article on the “deadbeat dad”, very little, if anything, is said about the new wife and children, who are often behind the reluctance to pay support (“Dads pay to give less to kids”, 12/10). GREGORY ONLINE COMMENT

10/19/2014: LETTERS: CORRECTION

In a story published on October 12, “Can anyone out there save our daughter?”, the picture caption stated that Dr Charlie Teo performed Hana Tarraf’s lifesaving brain surgery. In fact, he is not Hana’s neurosurgeon and did not perform any of her...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: CORRECTION

In a story published on October 5, “Veteran’s bitter fight for justice”, the story stated Ron Fraser was discharged as “medically unfit” from the RAAF. In fact, he was discharged as “medically fit”. The error was introduced in the production process.

10/19/2014: LETTERS: Photo finish as Shayda settles suit with cops


IT’S been a better week for the Ibrahim clan. Last week we told you Daniel Taylor, the son of nightclub boss John Ibrahim, found himself in the middle of a nightclub fight between two women, which ended up in court. This week we can report Shayda...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: COURT GOES TO THE DOGS


DID you hear the one about the man who walked into a local courtroom with his dog? It ’s no joke. It was Acting Judge Rodney Madgwick. His Honour brought his shetland sheepdog, Wally, to a recent hearing in the NSW District Court at Darlinghurst after...

10/19/2014: LETTERS: No mobile cover for police investigation

SO it turns out mobile phone insurance plans don’t cover your phone being seized for a police investigation. Our legal example of this is Randwick man John Sidney Cook. The 38- year- old landed himself before the Downing Centre Local Court on a...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Patti pushed Bert down a Rocky role


ENTERTAINMENT legend Bert Newton credits the adage of a “happy wife, happy life” for motivating him to get off the couch and back to work after undergoing a quadruple bypass. The 76-year-old is winding up his final two months as Vince Fontaine in the...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Cops not trained to stop terror attack

THE state’s general duties police officers are not properly trained to stop a lone wolf terror attack on home soil, prompting calls for active shooter training to be fasttracked. NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said while the Tactical...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Indecent doctor rejected

A DOCTOR who indecently assaulted two female patients and forged official documents has lost his legal bid to be reinstated as a medical practitioner. Farid Bahramy, 50, had conditions placed on his ability to practise after pleading guilty in 2002 to...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Recharge the mind, body, and soul


Eden Health Retreat is hidden within 300 acres of tropical rainforest, crisscrossed by walking tracks and dotted with stunning facilities. The valley, famous for its healing powers, is the perfect place to relax the mind, revitalise the body and renew...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Band on the polka run


It ’s not every day you hear a polka version of the Neil Diamond classic Sweet Caroline. But then again, it ’s not every day you find a polka band with a bass guitar. Yet somehow the gents of Braumeisters make it work. The trio’s ringleader Rob...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Long way to the shops when Young rockers want Chiko roll


Interesting note, though not quite a secret, is that Ashfield Boys High School counts Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC fame among its alumni. And for those outside the rock bubble, it’s the school’s uniform – yes, literally the actual uniform – that...

10/19/2014: NEWS: HISTORY


The grand houses that can be seen throughout Ashfield are a reflection of the area’s early years in which all land grants were joined to essentially form two estates, Canterbury Estates and Ashfield Park, which would later be subdivided to form the...

10/19/2014: NEWS: In tune with community


WHAT do you do when your band loses a guitar player? Well, if you’re jazz singer, Reiko Azumi, you pick up your child’s ukulele and give it a go of course. With the help of YouTube videos, Reiko taught herself to play and found a fun new sound that...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Rare and hidden delicacy


ON a laneway behind a busy street lined with Asian restaurants and foot-massage parlours is a nondescript shop with the utilitarian look of a tiny convenience store. Blink and you’ll miss the simple words on the window that hint at this hidden gem:...

10/19/2014: NEWS: A spoonful of history


Before Mary Poppins swooped down on 17 Cherry Lane, she spent a bit of time in Ashfield at 17 Pembroke Lane. Or at least the architect of the perfect nanny, P.L. Travers, did, along with her mother and sisters from around 1912 until 1924 when she...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Sinful not to try one


RULA Aridali, a petite rockabilly chick, and her musically inclined partner, Christian Nahas, owners of Dessert Devil, spend so much time at work they happily refer to it as their “living room,” which is appropriate considering most of the place’s...

10/19/2014: NEWS: My week of learning to hate homework


RICHARD? Saladin? Who? Their names are swimming in front of me. I have no interest in either and yet I have to write “comprehensive and relevant” summary notes on their roles in The Third Crusade. It’s 8.30pm and I have just battled algebra for an...

10/19/2014: NEWS: It’s a fight to tackle nerve pain


CELEBRITY chef Ben O’Donoghue feared he might never cook again when he was struck down with a bizarre but excruciating pain while overseas in the late 1990s. He was working at The River Cafe in London and had taken a trip to Cornwall for the weekend...

10/19/2014: REAL ESTATE: Jen’s splashy lake deal


MODEL, entrepreneur and Newcastle girl Jennifer Hawkins is not just spruiking Lake Macquarie’s latest property development for the appearance fee alone. “Lake Macquarie is where I spent most of my time,” she said during a launch event at Cafe Sydney...

10/19/2014: REAL ESTATE: Warehouse with sexy past


ONCE the headquarters for Jodhi Meares’ former bikini brand Tigerlily, the sexy warehouse conversion at 5 Roberts St, Rose Bay still has a stylish air about it. The unique office turned residence has come on the market with Reece Coleman and Daniel...

10/19/2014: FRONT PAGE: JARRYD'S TOUCHDOWN

NRL star Jarryd Hayne’s dream of playing in the NFL in America has received a massive boost after $16 million Detroit Lions player Reggie Bush convinced his team to give him a tryout. The Lions are one of six teams believed to already be chasing Hayne,...

10/19/2014: NEWS: $1M STATUE CAN’T FIND A HOME


IT’S the million dollar sculpture titled Uniting A Nation that philanthropist Basil Sellers wants to gift the people of NSW. Instead it is dividing the state government. The four-storey-high, 4.5tonne artwork was commissioned after a “handshake”...

10/19/2014: NEWS: The call to behead on phone of a boy, 14

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy’s mobile phone was allegedly used in what police say was a plot to commit a terrorist act in Australia where an innocent person was to be kidnapped and beheaded. The telephone conversation that forms part of the case against accused...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Gridiron Pirates are hoping for a new pot of gold


FOR the past nine years i n the NRL, Western Sydney idol Jarryd Hayne has inspired boys and girls from their backyards in Minto to the streets of Merrylands to take up the game of rugby league. But not any more. Hayne’s shock decision to chase his...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Kids who drop out of sport end up losers


ABOUT 250,000 children drop out of organised sport each year — and it’s not just their physical health that suffers but their mental health too. A new study by University of Wollongong found children who abandon organised sport between the ages of...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Huge uni debt backflip

BIG increases to student loans will be dumped by the government in an attempt to kill a “scare campaign’’ over $100,000 degrees. Education Minister Christopher Pyne is preparing to back down over the interest rate hikes in a compromise plan that would...

10/19/2014: NEWS: WOMEN OF WINE POP THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING


THERE was a time when the idea of a restaurant wine sommelier conjured a very specific image. Snooty, aloof, possibly overbearing and almost certainly male. Thankfully the Australian wine game has changed, with women now emerging as a dominant...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Peptide chemist in sin bin

A PHARMACIST linked to the Cronulla Sharks’ 2011 supplement program has been found guilty of professional misconduct, including supplying steroids and human growth hormones in breach of regulations. Chemist Maged Sedrak, 59, who once produced peptides...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Bacon flies in bridal gown cafe fight

BREAKFAST without bacon is like a wedding without the ring. But a local cafe has been forced to drop bacon from its menu after the neighbouring bridal gown store complained about the smell. Gramercy Coffee in the Wintergarden shopping centre in...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Woman dies fishing


A WOMAN drowned after being swept off the rocks while fishing with her husband south of Wollongong yesterday. The Sydney couple were fishing at Killalea Beach at Shell Cove when the woman, 48, who was not wearing a life jacket, was swept into the...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Elle cracks it as Klum steals her undies


A DECADE-long catfight between supermodels Elle Macpherson and Heidi Klum has been reignited after Klum succeeded the older Macpherson as face of international lingerie brand Bendon. Executives of the New Zealand brand announced on Friday that after a...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Baby homework


CHILDCARE centres and preschools are giving homework to four-year-olds, fuelling fears the culture of homework is out of control and putting too much pressure on young children. At Bright Beginnings at Guildford, the preschool program gives homework...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Teachers fear brats ruling our schools

NEW teachers want more onthe-job training to tackle difficult behaviour and a generation of easily distracted iPad addicts who demand “instant gratification’’. And parents who refuse to accept the teacher’s role in disciplining children are part of...

10/19/2014: NEWS: King Kyle strikes oil


IT was on a private Fijian island that Kyle Sandilands struck upon what has become the latest product for his biggest business venture to date. The locals on Vatulele, owned by controversial former Sydney property developer Albert Bertini, were...

10/19/2014: NEWS: The empire that Sandilands built


KING KYLE INVESTMENTS Half-owned by Sandilands. The other half is owned by Andy Hawkins. Established in 2012, it holds many of their interests. H2COCO Set up in 2010. King Kyle Investments owns 23 per cent. The main shareholder is David Freeman, son...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Twenty thugs in pub brawl

ONE man was stabbed and another punched in a violent street fight in Sydney’s west. The vicious street brawl erupted on the corner of Power St and Hillside Rd, Doonside, just before 2am yesterday. It is understood a large group of youths had come out...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Nepal hikers still missing

MOST of the trekkers stranded by deadly blizzards in northern Nepal have been rescued or moved to safer ground, but efforts to reach those left behind will continue along the popular route where they were hiking, officials said yesterday. At least 29...

10/19/2014: NEWS: I’m to blame for ‘ SIIK’ FM’s breakfast slide

KYLE Sandilands has taken “100 per cent” blame for KIIS losing the top spot in the FM radio breakfast ratings, saying he was off sick too often and “relying heavily” on a mixture of medication. In the latest survey Sandilands and Jackie “O” Henderson...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Oz ballet raises barre in America


THE Australian Ballet is hitching a ride to success in the US, stunning audiences with their production of Swan Lake. After a successful stint in Los Angeles, the company has performed five shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking time out to enjoy...

10/19/2014: NEWS: UN bungles spread ebola

THE World Health Organisation bungled efforts to halt the spread of ebola in west Africa, an internal report has revealed, as the political brawl over whether Australia sends personnel to Africa escalated. With the disease having killed more than 4500...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Hell should freeze before women take up egg deal


ON what planet is an employer’s offer to freeze the eggs of female employees not an Orwellian horror? Facebook and Apple are now bestowing this workplace “benefit” on perfectly healthy women so they can delay childbearing and devote their fertile...

10/19/2014: NEWS: AMAL DEFIES THE FEMINISTS


GOOD on Mrs Clooney for defying the feminist overladies and changing her married name. Amal Alamuddin the human-rights lawyer has become Amal Clooney, wife of movie star George Clooney, much to the disgust of equal-rights activists. It’s her choice....

10/19/2014: NEWS: HOWARD IS A TEAM PLAYER

JOHN Howard was in an expansive mood on Tuesday night at the Menzies Research Centre’s dinner to celebrate the launch of his latest book on Sir Robert Menzies. He slammed multiculturalism, which he admitted wasn’t very “PC” of him: “I’m not a fan of...

10/19/2014: NEWS: US surgeon’s hope to end Hana’s obesity nightmare


A TOP US doctor who specialises in treating obese children has offered to help little Sydney girl Hana Tarraf in her battle against weight gain. Dr Thomas Inge, who runs the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Chainsaw checked on flight

AIRLINE passengers are putting the safety of aircraft at risk by bringing on board potentially explosive items such as fireworks, nail polish and fuel-operated chainsaws in their checked-in luggage. The Sunday Telegraph has obtained a staggering list...

10/19/2014: NEWS: SIDE- EFFECTS ADD TO SUFFERING


ILA Smith-White weighs 33kg yet is only six years old. In a story similar to Hana Tarraf, Ila underwent brain tumour surgery at 11 months and has since struggled with the sideeffects, including gaining weight. “She’s insatiable, she puts on weight...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Restaurant fire battled

DOZENS of firefighters last night battled to contain a blaze which broke out at the popular Grand Westella reception centre in Lidcombe. Emergency services were called to the Bridge St venue and evacuated nearby buildings. There were no reports of...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Bali sends us a paedophile


AN Australian paedophile has been released from an Indonesian jail six years into his eight-year sentence and deported back home. Philip Robert Grandfield was jailed in Bali in 2009 after being convicted of having sexual contact with five boys, aged...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Western Sydney enjoys tourism boom

WESTERN Sydney is experiencing a tourism boom with visitors to the region almost doubling in the past five years. The fastest growing area of Australia is shaking off its stigma as a mere suburban stronghold with hotels, wildlife parks and arts...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Aussie women helping to defeat sexist death cult


SUPER hornet air technician “Corporal Samantha” is one of more than 50 Australian women deployed to the Middle East to help fight terrorism in Iraq. The Brisbane-based aircraft technician describes her job as “a mechanic’’ for the $40 million Super...

10/19/2014: NEWS: I have the right to call Shorten a girlie man

FINANCE Minister Mathias Cormann has defended his description of Bill Shorten as “an economic girlie man’’, arguing he’s not sexist because the term is not gender specific. Taking his lines from Republican and for mer Mr Universe, Arnold...

10/19/2014: NEWS: A slipper of the knife?


IT appeared to be just a normal Saturday morning for Gwen Lane. Wearing a baggy grey tracksuit and purple slippers, the 76-year-old emerged from her home in Orana Ave in Kirrawee. She answered the door to a gardener and chatted to him for 10 minutes...

10/19/2014: NEWS: Helping the needy earns duo recognition


CASSIDY Strickland was eight years old when she saw a homeless man rummaging through a garbage bin. Moved to tears, she asked her mother Linda why he was hungry. Rather than simply answer her daughter’s question, Linda — a single mother — began...

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