The Manchester Highline - it could soon be a reality
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The Manchester Highline - it could soon be a reality
Former NRL star Jackson Hastings has inspired Wigan to a 25-12 victory over Wakefield to give the Warriors three successive Super League wins.The former Manly and Sydney Roosters player was largely responsible for the Warriors taking a 9-0 lead at the break.
Older Australians allowed to draw on superannuation to fund property loans are being afforded an unfair and potentially short-sighted advantage, a leading business academic says.Important regulatory considerations around whether retirees should be able to access super savings to buy a home are being overlooked, according to University of NSW Business School professor Anthony Asher.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has blasted a group of Victorian travellers for allegedly lying on their border entry forms so they could attend a wedding.The six people, aged between 29 and 31, left Victoria - a declared hotspot - on July 15 and travelled into South Australia before arriving in Darwin on Tuesday.
Australia's cricketers can breathe a sigh of relief in the Caribbean after their COVID tests returned negative results.Both the Australian and the West Indies cricket camps were forced to undergo COVID tests after a staff member from the hosts tested positive for the virus.
Overwhelmed by requests for help, scarcity of donations and difficulty attracting volunteers during COVID-19, Australian charities are facing a "perfect storm".That's according to one of the nation's leading welfare experts who warns there could be lasting consequences.
"It's like a full military operation we have underway," Jaswinder Singh says of Sikh Volunteers Australia.The Melbourne-based operation has cooked and delivered an estimated 174,000 meals across the city since pandemic lockdowns began in 2020 - that's up to 1500 meals every day.
Thirty-seven people have been rescued from a migrant boat with 45 people on board that sank south of Turkey, and Turkish naval ships and an aircraft are continuing search and rescue operations, the defence ministry says.The ministry said in a statement that it had received information on Thursday evening that the boat was sinking, 259km southwest of the Turkish resort town of Kas.
Cars are usually regarded as a depreciating asset - losing value as soon as they've been purchased.But sustained higher price tags for both new and used vehicles during the pandemic have briefly turned that wisdom on its head.
Darren Clarke isn't getting ahead of himself after two good rounds at the Senior British Open, even after the Northern Irishman shot a three-under 67 at Sunningdale to hold a one-shot lead at halfway.Clarke, who shot 65 on the opening day, won the British Open in 2011 at Royal St George's and could become just the fourth player to win both tournaments after keeping himself in pole on Friday.
Nacho Elvira and his brother Manuel have enjoyed a remarkable day, leading two separate events in European golf hundreds of miles apart while both shooting 11-under par scores.Nacho carded a 67 on the second day of the Wales Open on Friday to lead the European Tour event after 36 holes while over at the Italian Challenge at Margara Golf Club on the second-division European Challenge Tour, his younger brother Manuel shot 64 to also get to 11-under and also temporarily lead the way.
Sweden is gradually phasing out the use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.As the health authority announced on Friday, 89 per cent of people over 65 - the population group that has mainly received AstraZeneca in Sweden - are now fully vaccinated.
Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 wealthy countries have failed to agree on the wording of key climate change commitments in their final communique, Italy's Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani says.The G20 meeting was seen as a decisive step ahead of United Nations climate talks, known as COP 26, which take place in 100 days' time in Glasgow in November.
South Africa say they won't fall into the trap of getting involved with the "mind games" of British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the eagerly-awaited opening Test clash.Head coach Gatland, looking forward to Saturday's heavyweight battle up front, claimed the Lions had already dented the Springboks' ego at the set-piece despite South Africa A having toppled the tourists 17-13 last week.
Sri Lanka have earned a consolation three-wicket win against a second-string India in their third and last one-day international after Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit half-centuries.It was Sri Lanka's first win over India in a bilateral series game in nine years and 10 matches.
Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked a former girlfriend and threw her naked out of their hotel room as part of a pattern of abusive behaviour, a court in the UK has heard.The 47-year-old Giggs, who's on leave as Wales coach, appeared in Manchester Crown Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his former girlfriend from August 2017 to November 2020.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned a plan by Turkish and Turkish Cypriot leaders to partially reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha and called for an immediate reversal of the decision.Turkish Cypriots, backed by officials in Ankara, said on Tuesday that part of Varosha - now a military zone and an area touted in the past to be returned to rival Greek Cypriots - would come under civilian control and be open for potential resettlement.
Max Verstappen's British Grand Prix collision with Lewis Hamilton cost Red Bull $US1.4 million) in repairs with 'massive ramifications' for a team operating under Formula One's budget cap, according to principal Christian Horner.
US President Joe Biden plans to nominate Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late president John F Kennedy, as the country's ambassador to Australia, CNN reports, citing three unidentified people familiar with the process.The White House did not immediately return a request for comment on the report.
Eddie Jones has lost another key aide in his England coaching team after his right-hand man John Mitchell agreed to join Premiership club side Wasps for next season.Only in February, New Zealander Mitchell had signed a new contract taking him through to the 2023 World Cup as defence coach, but the former All Blacks coach has become the latest departure after agreeing to become an assistant at the Ricoh Arena.
The Olympic teams of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan paraded mostly without masks through Tokyo's National Stadium at the Games opening ceremony, marking an awkward contrast with other national teams who covered their faces in line with COVID-19 protocols.Just one Kyrgyz athlete covered his face, with the other members of the around 15-strong delegation, including its two flagbearers - shooter Kanykei Kubanychbekova and swimmer Denis Petrashov - waving and smiling as they walked in maskless.