Buzz has it that 2000 Olympics medallist Ian Thorpe Thorpe and James Middleton, the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, have become flatmates. Thorpe, who was a guest at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding two years ago and has considered the royal family amongst his closest friends since the 2000 Olympics, has spent significant amount of time in London in the recent months, the Age ...
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The popular cycling map app Strava has had one of its most popular Brisbane segments renamed 'Bedroom antics - shhhh' after complaints from homeowners along that route that riders were talking loudly about their sex lives. According to News.com.au, complaints from Yeronga residents sparked a petition last month to crack down on riders talking too loudly along a stretch of the popular River ...
England and the West Indies will play three Twenty20 matches and three One-Day Internationals in the Caribbean early next year, the West Indies Cricket Board announced. The three One-Day Internationals will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua while Kensington Oval in Barbados will host the T20 games, the WICB said Saturday, reports CMC. The Twenty20 matches will be ...
Bermudian striker Nahki Wells says he is delighted with his role in helping Bradford City win promotion to League One after his football club swept aside Northampton Town 3-0 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Wells, 22, made history by becoming the first Bermudian to score Saturday at Wembley, home of English football, reports CMC. Wells netted his team's third goal in front ...
Writer/director Rian Johnsons Looper is founded, like the films of Christopher Nolan (who Johnson has explicitly noted as his cinematic role model), on a clever, instantly memorable premise and then proceeds to take us in completely unexpected directions. The premise of Looper is thi ... ...
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron says "character and focus" are the main factors that have driven West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul to reach the milestone of 300 first class matches. The 38-year-old achieved the rare feat appearing for Derbyshire against Sussex in the English County championship, reports CMC. "On behalf of the Board of Directors of ...
World and Olympic champion Kirani James powered to victory against his main rivals from London 2012 Olympics in the 400 metres at Shanghai's Diamond League meet. The Grenadian quarter miler raced ahead on the final bend to edge 2008 Olympic champion, the USA's Lashawn Merritt, into second place Saturday, reports Xinhua. Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic, the silver medallist from last ...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sunday announced that two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia will be an official ambassador of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China. The Russian pole vaulter will reprise her role as a YOG Ambassador, following her support and attendance of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, which saw over 3,600 elite young athletes from ...
DPR Korea's Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong claimed the mixed doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships here. This is the first individual title at the world championships that was won by a non-Chinese player or pair since it was last held here 10 years ago. China has cleans wept all titles since, reports Xinhua. The two Kims defeated Lee Sangsu and Park Yongsook of South Korea in the ...
The Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) on Sunday accepted that they were not in a position to control spot-fixing in wake of the spot-fixing row which involves three Rajasthan Royals players. BCCI President N. Srinivasan said, "Each team will have an Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) officer apart from that Ravi Sawani has been appointed as the commissioner to probe into ...
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An Australian scientist is planning an expedition to the Wessel islands in July and will revisit the location where five coins and an old map might reveal findings recreating Australia's history.
Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in US Ian McIntosh plans to open up possibilities that the 1000-year-old coins may prove that explorers from distant countries might have landed in Australian shores much earlier than James Cook declared it 'terra nullius' and claimed it for the British throne in, The Age reports.
McIntosh and his team of Australian and American historians, archaeologists, geomorphologists and Aboriginal rangers say that the five African coins date back to the 900s to 1300s and are from the former Kilwa sultanate, now a World Heritage ruin on an island off Tanzania.
Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg had discovered a handful of coins in the sand during his stay at one of the islands and in 1979 he rediscovered his 'treasure' and found out from a museum that the coins proved to be 1000 years old. He marked an old map with an 'X' to remember where he had found them.
According to the report, Isenberg too found four coins originating from the Dutch East India Company with one dating back to 1690, when some early Dutch seafarers stepped on Australian shores much before Cook. ...
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