AFL | The Adelaide Crows have brought in key recruits from two of the world’s biggest sporting bodies – Arsenal Football Club and Cricket Australia – as they seek to “recalibrate” their brand.
The high-powered marketing appointments continue a remarkable summer of transformation for the underperforming club, and a theme fledgling CEO Andrew Fagan flagged in his first media conference at the helm: “I’m going to put the right people in the right seats.”
“You’ve got to place some bets and that’s what we’re doing,” Fagan told InDaily.
“I just think we’ve been through a tremendous period of change as a footy club: we’ve got our independence, moved to Adelaide Oval, we have a new CEO and a new head coach … and after 25 seasons, I think it’s appropriate tha Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL | The switching on of a spectacular free outdoor light show featuring works ranging from a giant 3D elephant and a digital swarm of bees to a dancing space monkey will herald tonight’s opening of the 2015 Adelaide Festival.
“It’s the most ambitious public event the festival has ever put on,” Festival artistic director David Sefton says of Blinc, which features works by more than 20 international artists.
The installations and projections – displayed in and around Elder Park, the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Torrens Riverbank Precinct – are scheduled to be switched on at 9pm tonight during an opening-night party which begins from 4pm in the park, with a Blinc Bar, Fork on the Road food trucks and fireworks.
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Adelaide | A 54-year-old woman is being treated for hepatitis A in the first South Australian case to be linked to recalled frozen berry products.
SA Health chief medical officer Professor Paddy Phillips said this morning that the woman from country South Australia had been admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and was in a stable condition.
Phillips said it was the first case of hepatitis A in SA that could be linked to the frozen berries.
“The patient saw her doctor on the 15th February when she began displaying symptoms and a positive blood test for hepatitis A was returned on 24th February,” Phillips said in a statement.
“SA Health then began the process of investigating how the illness was contracted and the patient confirmed she ate Nanna’s frozen mixed berr Full Story »
Flinders University researchers have invented a revolutionary method to test for food poisoning in fish.
Using a credit card-sized device called a microfluidic chip, the researchers have developed a way to test for histamine – a potentially toxic compound – without the need to use complex chemical additives to the fish.
Histamine is a naturally occurring organic compound found in a range of products, including fish and red wine. A known allergen, histamine concentrations can increase when food spoils, leading to potentially fatal food poisoning.
Resembling a credit card, Associate Professor Lenehan said the purpose-built microfluidic chip is fitted with electrodes that detect histamine levels as the sample passes through a tiny pipe in the plastic device.
“We extract different compou Full Story »