GLASGOW | Australia’s women have smashed the world record in swimming’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The relay victory – which featured sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell – capped a remarkable opening day of competition, in which:
• Emma McKeon won two gold medals - the women’s 200m freestyle and as a member of the relay team. Her brother David also took silver in the 400m.
• 16-year-old Rowan Crothers broke the world record in the S9 freestyle.
• Flag bearer Anna Meares became Australia’s most successful ever Commonwealth Games cyclist, winning the 500m time trial.
• The men’s pursuit team defeated arch-rivals England to win gold in the ‘cycling Ashes’.
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A painting of a mangrove landscape which seeks to highlight the vulnerability of precious ecosystems has won the $50,000 top gong in the 2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize announced today.
Judges in the South Australian Museum competition said Carole King’s High Tide, Wynnum was a standout among the prize’s 101 finalists.
The painting incorporates a collage of cut and torn papers, which seek to depict the encroachment of urban elements in the natural environment.
“This painting works on many levels with aesthetic, scientific and conservation messages,” the judges said. “The beautiful mangrove landscape looks perfect from afar, but on closer inspection there is more Full Story »