Sydney | Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has arrived again at the bedside of his stricken mate, Phillip Hughes, as the opening batsman enters his third day in intensive care.
Hughes has been in a critical condition in an induced coma at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital after being struck by a ball during South Australia’s Sheffield Shield match with NSW at the SCG on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old has undergone surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and doctors said they expected to know the outcome of the procedure by Thursday.
His family are at his bedside, waiting and watching for any improvement in his condition.
Clarke arrived at the Darlinghurst hospital just after 6am (AEDT) on Thursday.
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Adelaide | Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Defence Minister David Johnston, saying he engaged in a “slip of the tongue” when he told the Senate he wouldn’t trust SA shipbuilder ASC “to build a canoe”.
“(Johnston) said something in the Senate which he shouldn’t have said, which he didn’t mean, which he’s withdrawn and which he’s apologised for,” Abbott said.
“He does not deserve to be undermined by members opposite for a slip of the tongue in the Senate yesterday.”
Johnston made the claim in question time yesterday, voicing frustration about the ASC being $350 million over budget to build three air warfare destroyers for the navy. He said the blow out could rise to $600 million.
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THE FORAGER | Today, while the city scene continues to take off, some suburban restaurants are struggling; Fino’s grand Barossa opening; a boutique brewery’s expansion plans; foodie events for the weekend and much more.
The vibrancy see-saw
On the face of it, Adelaide’s restaurant scene has had a huge year.
Last Friday, the excellent crew from Willunga’s Fino restaurant launched their Barossa enterprise at Seppeltsfield, while Duncan Welgemoed has just opened his creative Africola restaurant (pictured above) in the city.
Orana has cemented its reputation as a national destination, while Adelaide Oval’s Hill of Grace restaurant launched its brave attempt to get fine diners into the stadium to cheer on food and wine instead of footy and cricket.
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