Queenslanders praised by police for NYE behaviour

Queenslanders praised by police for NYE behaviour

Posted January 01, 2017 09:55:47 Photo: South Bank drew a crowd of more than 90,000 people for New Year’s Eve. (ABC News: Andrew Kos) Related Story: New Year skies explode in colour as Australia rings in 2017 Related Story: New Year celebrations from around the world Police have praised the behaviour of Queenslanders out celebrating the arrival of 2017 overnight, with arrests throughout the state down on the previous year’s figures. There were 400 people charged throughout the state overnight, including 88 in Brisbane, which hosted the state’s biggest party…

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Syria conflict: UN to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

Syria conflict: UN to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Opposition activists said the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma was shelled on FridayThe UN Security Council is to vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria. The draft text calls for rapid access for the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. It also expresses support for a political process to end the conflict, with talks between the government and opposition, brokered by Russia and Turkey, due in Kazakhstan next month. The ceasefire, which began just over a day ago, has held in most…

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Sydney Sixers collapse helps Adelaide Strikers to BBL win

Sydney Sixers collapse helps Adelaide Strikers to BBL win

Updated December 31, 2016 23:52:26 Photo: The Strikers were cheered on by a home crowd of more than 45,000. (AAP: David Mariuz) Related Story: Agar hits last-ball six to rescue Scorchers in nervy win over Renegades Related Story: Heat’s Lynn does it again with incredible knock to chase down Hurricanes The Adelaide Strikers broke their winless streak and finished 2016 with a bang after thumping the Sydney Sixers by 48 runs in Saturday’s New Year’s Eve clash at Adelaide Oval. With openers Jason Roy and Daniel Hughes starting promisingly, the…

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Azealia calls Sia ‘pompous white b*tch’

Azealia calls Sia ‘pompous white b*tch’

AZEALIA Banks has had yet another furious foul-mouthed rant online — this time directly aimed at pop star Sia after she criticised her for sacrificing chickens. The Sun reports that the rapper, 25, who shocked the internet on Friday by posting a video of a bloodstained room she uses for “witchcraft”, was left utterly infuriated by a Twitter post by Sia, 41, who called the vid “the wackiest s*** I’ve ever heard”. media_cameraSinger/songwriter Sia tweeted about Banks video in which she admits to animal sacrifice. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesAn enraged…

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No getting away from office emails

No getting away from office emails

THE out-of-office email is fast becoming redundant as work and personal lives blend and smartphones intrude on recreational time. As many as three in five Australians check work emails while on holiday, according to recent findings. A survey by The Australia Institute found this was the case for 17.8 per cent of respondents, but rates were higher among full-time workers (22.6 per cent compared to 8.9 per cent of part-timers), and among professionals and managers (22 per cent). media_cameraDarren Buchanan, director of Hays, says someone at his level should expect…

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