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Political support for Uber taxi alternative
Political support for Uber taxi alternative

Adelaide | The car hire booking service Uber, labelled “illegal” by the State Government, has gathered some qualified political support with the Liberal Party refusing to join condemnation of the service.

One Upper House MP is prepared to introduce amendments to fix any legal problems wi Full Story »

Hewitt ponders his future
Hewitt ponders his future

TENNIS | Lleyton Hewitt admits he’s unsure if he’ll return to the US Open after completing the worst grand slam season of his celebrated 18-year-career.

Czech powerhouse Tomas Berdych handed the former world No.1 his heaviest defeat at Flushing Meadows in a decade on Wednesday, a 6-3 6-4 Full Story »

White rites of spring
White rites of spring

PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey’s peeled the lids off the first whites of spring – a trio of affordable drops from O’Leary Walker.

O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2014
$20, 12% alcohol; screw cap; 94++ points

Consistently at the forefront of the fine, forceful Rieslings of Watervale, Full Story »

David Suchet shines in papal mystery
David Suchet shines in papal mystery

THEATRE REVIEW | The Vatican within Rome is the spiritual centre of global Catholicism. It is also the smallest recognised and independent city state in the world. In terms of its influence and wealth, it is remarkably powerful, and thus a choice subject for Roger Crane’s play The Last Confession. Full Story »

The Kindergarten Teacher
The Kindergarten Teacher

ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL | Nira (Sarit Larry) is a middle-aged kindergarten teacher whose routine life is reinvigorated by the discovery that one of her pupils is an artistic genius.

From time to time five-year-old Yoav (Avi Shnaidman) begins to pace across the kindergarten floor, indicating that he is Full Story »

Swedish tale laughs at the absurdity of life
Swedish tale laughs at the absurdity of life

FILM REVIEW | The novel by Jonas Jonasson with the unwieldy name The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared became a huge hit in Sweden when it was first released in 2009.

Being Swedish, I finally relented and struggled through it last year. It isn’t my kind of book. It’ Full Story »

Saving the earth from roads
Saving the earth from roads

Comment | “The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.”

These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it’s actually a direct quote from Professor Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil’s most respected scientists.

Many scientists share Full Story »

Centre ArtBeat showcase
Centre ArtBeat showcase

Guests at Centre ArtBeat’s 2014 South Australian Living Artists showcase event held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this month enjoyed the work of three artists and a collective photographic exhibition.

 

Full Story »
Stirling
Stirling

This villa was once owned by the daughter of EC and Lady Stirling, after whom the township of Stirling is believed to be named. It features open fireplaces, high ceilings and polished floorboards. The residence also includes four double bedrooms, an office, lounge and formal dining space and a lar Full Story »

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Flinders sleep experts try new tactic to fight fatigue
Flinders sleep experts try new tactic to fight fatigue

In a world-first, sleep experts from Flinders University are attempting to fight fatigue caused by insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by treating the two conditions at the same time.

Led by internationally-renowned sleep disorder specialists Professor Doug McEvoy and Professor Leon Lack, th Full Story »

Scholarship helps student save lives in Malawi
Scholarship helps student save lives in Malawi

“There was one young boy who we treated for cerebral malaria.

“After the treatment was finished he remained unresponsive, and as the clinic could no longer provide care for him he was discharged home.

“Two weeks later he returned bright, reactive and with no obvious residual deficit. It wa Full Story »

Forensic DNA to crack down on poachers
Forensic DNA to crack down on poachers

A high resolution paternity test to help combat the illegal carpet python trade is being developed by Flinders University wildlife forensic DNA specialist Sherryn Ciavaglia.

As part of her PhD under the supervision of Professor Adrian Linacre, Ms Ciavaglia is developing a DNA paternity test similar Full Story »