New research sheds light on diversity, need for protection of seagrass beds in dugong hotspot off NT coast

a dugong in water

A team of researchers and Indigenous rangers have discovered why the Gulf of Carpentaria is such a dugong hotspot by carrying out a major survey of its seagrass beds, which are facing multiple threats from climate change. Key points: Scientists have been surprised by the extent and diversity of seagrass in the Gulf of Carpentaria … Read more

Government commitment secures green light for 2022 Australian GP

Government commitment secures green light for 2022 Australian GP

There are no concerns for organizers ahead of this year’s Australian Grand Prix Commitments from the Victorian Government and Formula 1 are fixed at all, but ensure that this year’s Australian Grand Prix goes ahead as planned. Melbourne is set to host round three of the 2022 season from April 7-10 after two years without … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook bowed late in loss; coach Frank Vogel given the green light, sources say

Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook bowed late in loss;  coach Frank Vogel given the green light, sources say

LOS ANGELES — Long before Russell Westbrook was benched in Wednesday’s 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel received assurances that the organization would support him in taking a tough line while coaching the star, sources told ESPN. Over the past week and a half, Lakers management has told the … Read more

Surf Lakes gets the green light to expand the Yeppoon wave pool into a tourist center

Surf Lakes gets the green light to expand the Yeppoon wave pool into a tourist center

A world’s first wave pool in the Queensland region is set to become the state’s next surf mecca. Key points: Council approved first stage of Surf Lakes tourism development Work can begin to transform the wave machine prototype so that it can be opened to the public The site is intended to be a tourist … Read more

Entrepreneur Helen McArdle donates £500,000 to Foundation of Light

Entrepreneur Helen McArdle donates £500,000 to Foundation of Light

North East entrepreneur Helen McArdle has donated £500,000 to support the Foundation of Light in its mission to create opportunities for young people. Ms McArdle and her family have donated the funds to support Foundation programs as part of a partnership that will see the Helen McArdle Health and Social Care Academy open in the … Read more

Ash Cricket 2022: First day of historic Hobart Ashes Test cut short by light drizzle

Ash Cricket 2022: First day of historic Hobart Ashes Test cut short by light drizzle

Cricket fans have expressed their disgust after 30.3 overs of Ashes action at Blundstone Arena were lost due to light drizzle. Test cricket knows how to shoot itself in the foot. The first day of the historic Ash Pink Ball Test in Hobart ended in ‘pathetic’ circumstances, with a light shower of rain robbing Tasmania … Read more

First day of historic Hobart Ash Test cut short by light drizzle

First day of historic Hobart Ash Test cut short by light drizzle

Test cricket knows how to shoot itself in the foot. The first day of the historic Ash Pink Ball Test in Hobart ended in ‘pathetic’ circumstances, with a light shower of rain robbing Tasmania cricket fans of 30.3 overs of action. Light rain began to fall in the early evening at Blundstone Arena, and referees … Read more