Australia's two biggest states reunite in emotional scenes on Monday as the border - shut for only the second time in 101 years due to the coronavirus pandemic - reopened and the first flights since July landed in Sydney from Melbourne. It was the first such border closure since 1919 when Australia was battling the Spanish flu. Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Time to relive the garage parties of your youth. Chicagoans are remodeling outdoor spaces to socialize safely as winter approaches.
CHICAGO — After spending months working from home in tight quarters with her two college-aged children, Katie Wrobel began to worry about how the three would make it through winter confined in the same living space.That’s when Wrobel began to see potential in a neglected part of her Evanston property: a 100-year-old detached garage.“I was inspired by the garage parties of my youth," said Wrobel, who’s in her 50s. “I had to do something because if they were home for extended periods of time during the winter and had no access to outdoor socializing … Well, then, it was going to be bad for every...
Chinese cool on studying in Australia
Sydney, Australia Photo: XinhuaWith a recent series of provocative actions by Australia targeting China, plus a long-lasting pandemic, Chinese students' enthusiasm for studying in Australia is cooling down, as dozens of them reached by the Global Times expressed their reluctance to choose the country, citing infection risks and worsening bilateral ties that have created an anti-China atmosphere in the down under.From September to January each year, hundreds of thousands of Chinese students send applications to overseas schools, among which Australian ones have ranked first to get Chinese appli...
Australia replace India as No.1 Test team - without playing a ball
Dubai: The new points system in the World Test Championship (WTC), as ammended by the International Cricket Ccouncil (ICC) this week, will add a twist to the four-Test series between India and Australia starting next month. Tim Paine’s men have now overtaken Virat Kohli & Co as the No.1 team without playing a ball - thanks to their better ‘‘precentage of points’’ from the matches played in the cycle.Under the new system, which the ICC Board approved as per recommendations of the cricket committee headed by Anil Kumble, Australia are now the number one team with a 82.2% accrued on the basis of ...
LaMelo Ball loves his dad, but make no mistake: New Hornets guard isn't a LaVar clone
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball loves his dad, honors his dad, credits his dad with shepherding his basketball success.But LaVar Ball doesn’t speak for LaMelo, nor rule his point of view.“At the end of the day, what comes out of his mouth, that’s him. He’s a grown man.” LaMelo Ball said in a one-on-one interview with The Charlotte Observer.“And what comes out of my mouth is for me. Because I’m a grown man, too.”The Charlotte Hornets used the No. 3 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft on Ball, a 19-year-old with a gift for creative passing. Ball comes from a famous family. His brother, New Orleans Pelic...
The Charlotte Observer
RCEP i prognozy gospodarcze do 2050 r.
Według prognoz Bloomberg Economics, przedstawiających potencjalny wzrost PKB w 39 państwach do 2050 r., Chiny już w 2035 r. wyprzedzą Stany Zjednoczone i będą największą gospodarką świata. Indie natomiast zostaną trzecią co do wielkości gospodarką świata przed 2033 r. Dobiega też końca okres stabilizacji na świecie, trwający od zakończenia II wojny światowej do początku XXI w. Ekonomiczny środek ciężkości przesuwa się z Zachodu na Wschód, od rozwiniętych gospodarek do rynków wschodzących, od wolnego rynku do rynku kontrolowanego przez państwo i od państw o ustroju demokratycznym do państw rząd...
Alone on the paths of Australia's picture-perfect Fraser Island
Lake McKenzie, with its turquoise water, is the postcard ideal that Fraser Island, and more widely, the entire Australian state of Queensland, uses to lure in tourists.In normal years, half a million people flock to this majestic body of water, so visitors who want it to themselves have to spend the night on the island - which itself is worth taking at least several days to explore, offering tropical forests and lakes that can't be reached by tourists on off-road vehicles.The three-day trekking tour starts in Dilli Village, on the eastern coast. The sandy path takes hikers through eucalyptus, ...
Editorial: Biden should reboot transatlantic ties
China and 14 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed a massive free trade agreement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The pact covers about 2.2 billion people in the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as U.S. allies Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.The deal, announced Sunday, mostly lowers tariffs, with less focus on environmental, labor, intellectual property and other standards. Those virtues were features of another free trade pact meant as a counterbalance to China’s rise — the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.That 2016 deal...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Mac Engel: Mavericks (of course) go overseas, and trade their best 3-point shooter, for defense
The last time the Dallas Mavericks acquired an Aussie, it was the Disaster from Down Under.Josh Green cannot be worse than Chris Anstey.Green was born and raised mostly in Australia before he came over to the U.S., and now he is a Mav. The University of Arizona small forward was the 18th overall pick on Wednesday night in the first round of the NBA Draft.The only other time the Mavs went with an Aussie on draft night was 1997, when they dealt forward Kelvin Cato to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Anstey, who was also the 18th overall pick.Anstey lasted two seasons with the Mavs, one...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Australia ‘root cause’ of frosty China ties
US President Donald Trump (R, Front) welcomes Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L, Front) during a ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sep 20, 2019.Photo:XinhuaAfter Australia's erroneous China policy deteriorated ties with China, the Australian prime minister's denial that Australia acted at the behest of the US in crafting its foreign policy is not convincing, as Chinese experts pointed out that Australia's China policy is the result of consultations with the US and division of labor and collusion with the US to contain China.Australia-initiated prov...