Sydney | Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has maintained his vigil at a Sydney hospital for his former Australian teammate Phillip Hughes, who is fighting for his life after being hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG.
Hughes is in an induced coma in intensive care at St Vincent’s Hospital after surgery on Tuesday night to relieve pressure on his brain.
He remains in a critical condition and the outcome of the surgery is not expected to be known until Wednesday or Thursday.
Clarke was one of the first people to arrive at the hospital on Tuesday and is comforting Hughes’ mother and sister, who were watching the game in the stands.
Clarke returned to the hospital about 7am on Wednesday, according to the ABC.
Tributes for Hughes have been flowing in from the cricket commun Full Story »
Adelaide | The ABC’s most senior local television producer says the cuts to the national broadcaster’s South Australian operations will be devastating for the local industry.
The SA-based executive producer of television factual, Margot Phillipson, told InDaily that yesterday’s cuts were “disturbing” in their lack of transparency.
Phillipson, a 37-year ABC veteran, said the loss of the ABC’s in-house production capacity would be “devastating” for the local film and television industry.
In yesterday’s announcement to staff across the country, ABC managing director Mark Scott confirmed what many had speculated for weeks – the South Australian television production unit at ABC’s Collinswood Studios will close.
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PHILIP WHITE OPINION | Whitey reports on a scary paper just released by the New York-based Luxury Institute – scary because of Australia’s presumptuous pricing of many expensive wines which aren’t quite true luxuries – among other things.
“All around the globe, the luxury industry has navigated against strong headwinds,” the analysis starts. “Growth in China has slowed due to government crackdowns and macroeconomic forces, Russian clients are buying far less for obvious reasons, and key European countries dependent on streams of wealthy tourists and aspirational buyers have also stalled.
“The situation is comparatively better in the United States and in Japan but both nations are growing far below their long-term economic potential. To these Full Story »