Australia

'Mind-glowing': Solar's global advance dwarfs new fossil-fuel plants

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:32:32 +1000 - australia

New solar farms accounted for nearly half the world's new electricity generation in 2019, alone almost doubling the capacity of new coal or gas-fired power plants, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.

As a fellow guest screamed for hours, I wondered if hotel quarantine would harm my mental health

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:10:00 +1000 - australia

I am mystified as to why hotel quarantine does not offer more to keep anxiety and depression at bay.

Donald Trump could win the US election for the same reason he won last time

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:05:00 +1000 - australia

The smart people who were telling us Donald Trump couldn’t win in 2016 are convinced that he can’t do it this time.

Brisbane River eatery could float again in time for Christmas lunch

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +1000 - australia

Brisbane's floating restaurant, formerly Oxley's on the River and then Drift, is being restored. Now owner Ken Allsop hopes it will be open in December.

Confessions and cotton to be aired with Dirty Laundry in West End

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +1000 - australia

Metro Arts' creative director said this would be the first time in 25 years that West End would have live theatre.

Target Time and superquiz, Wednesday, September 2

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +1000 - australia

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

Bring joie de vivre: Minister wants to relax outdoor drinking rules

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1000 - australia

NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello wants to relax rules to allow alcohol to be served outdoors more easily in a bid to transform Sydney into a more cosmopolitan and sophisticated centre like the cities of France, Spain and Italy.

'Silent condition': one in 10 adults at risk but may not know it

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1000 - australia

In 2019, Shane Jeeves was shocked to learn he had just 6 per cent kidney function and had to go on dialysis to stay alive.

Multimillion-dollar family feud triggered by sale of Byron Bay's Beach Hotel

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1000 - australia

Wealthy businessman and race car driver Max Twigg has lost a messy NSW Supreme Court battle with his mother.

In the Herald: September 2, 1989

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1000 - australia

Police are trying to find five remand prisoners who escaped from Penrith courthouse.

From the Archives, 1928: A cathedral for Sydney, 60 years in the making

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1000 - australia

Six decades after building began, the main structure of St Mary's Cathedral was complete.

Mad Max hits out at COVID-19 fine

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 23:55:00 +1000 - australia

Celebrity agent Max Markson has been caught out by his own publicity storm, copping a hefty fine for spruiking a “quantum physics” based medical device that allegedly stops the COVID-19 virus.

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