North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ for dismantling nuclear test site this month

North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ for dismantling nuclear test site this month

Updated May 13, 2018 07:09:16 Photo: North Korea has pledged to end its nuclear testing. (AP/KCNA) North Korea has said it will invite international journalists to witness the dismantlement of its nuclear test site and explosive demolition of the site’s tunnel system later this month, according to state media. Key …

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Photo: Refugees said taking part in the traditional ceremony helped give them a sense of belonging. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Dozens of refugees in Victoria’s south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from …

How to pronounce ‘ceremony’: Think it’s OK to moan? You’re on the money – RN

How to pronounce ‘ceremony’: Think it’s OK to moan? You’re on the money – RN

Updated May 02, 2018 08:15:12 Photo: Every Olympics sees fireworks over the pronunciation of ‘ceremony’. (Getty Images: John van Hasselt) Related Story: Are you pronouncing ‘kilometre’ correctly? Related Story: Should you use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’? It’s more complicated than you think The Olympic Games, you would think, are supposed to …

Feisty pelicans crash university graduation ceremony in California

Feisty pelicans crash university graduation ceremony in California

Posted May 01, 2018 13:04:02 Graduates and guests were taken by surprise when two pelicans crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California on Saturday. One of the two birds can be seen landing into the graduation crowd, then stumbling up to the front of the ceremony, as …

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Posted April 21, 2018 17:31:16 Photo: Portman’s representative had said recent events in Israel were “extremely distressing to her”. (AP: Jordan Strauss) Oscar award-winning actress Natalie Portman has said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be …

Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Updated April 17, 2018 16:38:12 Photo: Athletes are seen before the start of the closing ceremony. (AAP: Dan Peled) Related Story: Organisers should ‘hang their head in shame’ after athletes snubbed at closing ceremony Related Story: Seven was briefed on closing ceremony Channel Seven aired My Kitchen Rules rather than …

Commonwealth Games: Kurt Fearnley says closing ceremony controversy blown out of proportion – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Kurt Fearnley says closing ceremony controversy blown out of proportion – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 17, 2018 13:43:13 Photo: Flagbearer Kurt Fearnley says there are issues worth “firing up” about compared to the TV broadcast snub.  (AAP: Dan Peled) Australian flagbearer Kurt Fearnley says the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony broadcast gaffe must be put into perspective, saying there are issues affecting people with …

Seven rejects claim it knew athletes wouldn’t be part of closing ceremony | Sport

Seven’s Commonwealth Games host Johanna Griggs has rebutted claims made in an ABC news story that the network was well aware athletes would not be a major part of the closing ceremony but pretended to be shocked. “Channel Seven was aware athletes would be largely snubbed from the Commonwealth Games …

Commonwealth Games: Channel Seven was briefed on closing ceremony schedule – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Channel Seven was briefed on closing ceremony schedule – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 16, 2018 17:32:44 Photo: Athletes from Australia enter the stadium before the start of the closing ceremony. (AAP: Darren England) Channel Seven was aware athletes would be largely snubbed from the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony despite claiming to have been as shocked by the decision as the millions …

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Peter Beattie apologises for debacle | Sport

Commonwealth Games organisers have apologised after stinging criticism on social media of Sunday night’s closing ceremony. Television viewers were unable to see the athletes entering the Gold Coast stadium with each nation’s flag bearer, leading Channel Seven’s own commentators to express their dismay. The chairman of the organising committee, the …