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’.
To quote Muhammad Ali: ‘We are the greatest’
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RESTAURANT REVIEW | It appears there will finally once again be a successful and worthy Gouger Street restaurant where the old La Guillotine used to prosper.
Little NNQ, the sister restaurant of the hugely successful Ferryden Park eatery Nghi Ngan Quan, opened in the prime spot after a bid to open in a much larger space on Port Road didn’t eventuate.
Following a conga line of failed Indian restaurants, the large two-storey building has been treated to a basic yet necessary refresh, including the closing off of the kitchen, which was originally open.
The overall impression of Little NNQ is calm yet noisy; neat yet busy. The restaurant is large, with downstairs seating at least 70 while upstairs would fit about 40.
It has a modern, clean feel to it, which is highlighted by the simple Full Story »
Beholden to no-one | Today, mumbles, stumbles and shining a light on an empty stage.
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State Parliament’s Budget Estimates committee hearings, a traditional annual “Festival of the Bureaucrat”, wound up this week.
The five days of question-and-answer sessions allow MPs to trawl through the budgeted expenditure of departments and agencies, with the Minister being supported by an entourage of public servants who get to sit in the parliamentary chamber.
There’s many a bureaucrat who cherishes this moment of importance; others have nightmares about the experience (such as the Education official a few years ago who was hauled out and dressed down after being a little too truthful).
This year, one bureaucrat managed to garner national media Full Story »
The microscope is central to science as both tool and a symbol – now a new exhibition at Flinders University’s City Gallery puts the quintessential instrument of scientific enquiry into a new, provocative role.
Curated by Flinders Art Museum staff Fiona Salmon and Maddie Reece, The Microscope Project brings together works by artists Nicholas Folland, Ian Gibbins, Deb Jones, Catherine Truman, Angela Valamanesh and writer Melinda Rackham.
The original impetus for the exhibition came from recently retired Flinders neuroscientist Ian Gibbins and Catherine Truman, who had worked with Emeritus Professor Gibbins in the Department of Anatomy and Histology as an artist-in-residence.
Rather than consigning a set of decommissioned electron microscopes to the scrapheap, Professor Gibbins, who Full Story »