SOCCER | Adelaide United made a major bid to lure Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard to Coopers Stadium when he leaves Anfield in May.
United chairman Greg Griffin has revealed Adelaide – currently third on the A-League ladder after a shock 3-1 loss to Melbourne City on Friday– spoke to the English Premier League giant about signing the decorated club legend, who also captained England on 38 occasions.
He made the admission speaking on local Italian community radio 5RTI’s Soccer on 531 program, co-hosted by InDaily soccer columnist Paul Marcuccitti.
“Obviously a player like Steven Gerrard is a once-in-lifetime,” said Griffin.
“It would have been a massive offer in Australian terms.”
But Adelaide couldn’t match the offer made by Los Angeles Galaxy. Gerrard, who made 114 a Full Story »
Adelaide | A South Australian solar energy company is in talks with “major developers” to build energy self-reliant housing estates which don’t need to be connected to the main electricity grid.
Zen Energy Systems, which specialises in solar, says its new battery technology has attracted the attention of major developers who see an opportunity to avoid expensive connection to the mainstream electricity network.
The idea of communities and individuals going “off grid” is on the agenda of the nation’s energy ministers, with consultation on a discussion paper on the issue due to close next week.
Advocates argue that taking smaller communities off the main transmission network could reduce costs for all users, by reducing inefficiency in the system.
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This house draws you in, like the perfect frame on an artwork.
The striking western red cedar dominating its façade is just a hint at the blend of modern Australian architecture, 1950s Californian style and Japanese tranquility beyond.
“In amongst a lot of two-storey typical new houses, builder-designed houses … I really wanted a distinctive, strong façade,” says architect Max Pritchard.
“I think this picture frame does give it that single strong element.”
The couple who now live in this masterpiece had it built for their retirement, returning to the calm of Adelaide after years working in the national capital. One half of the duo is a Tai Chi instructor – which is no surprise as you walk past the opaque grid garage door, reminiscent of a rice-paper wal Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL REVIEW | A man lies flat on his back in the middle of the performance space, a box on his head. A woodsman greets us as we enter the theatre. He’s handing out beans to children as they file past on their way to find a seat. It’s an engaging start to what turns out to be a gripping and hilarious rendition of the familiar tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Once we’re all settled, the performers begin. Early movement is slow and deliberate, almost dance-like, precisely choreographed to add meaning to the spoken words. Two musicians at the side of the stage are equipped with flute, violin, drum and saxophone. Their delicate playing builds suspense as the action unfolds, and the mood is almost meditative in these opening scenes.
In a bleak beginning, Milky White, the cow, r Full Story »