Police officer ‘punched’, eight arrested after Bank Street crowd turns nasty in Adelaide

Police officer ‘punched’, eight arrested after Bank Street crowd turns nasty in Adelaide

Posted May 18, 2018 11:10:52 A police officer was allegedly punched in the face when a crowd of up to 30 people turned aggressive on North Terrace overnight, resulting in the arrest of eight teenagers. Police were responding to reports of a man damaging and attempting to remove a street …

Donald Trump criticises China for being ‘spoiled’ on trade, Wall Street turns negative

Donald Trump criticises China for being ‘spoiled’ on trade, Wall Street turns negative

Posted May 18, 2018 07:51:46 US President Donald Trump’s comments about China and other countries becoming “spoiled” did not help market sentiment on Wall Street. Markets at 7:20am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.2pc, ASX 200 (Thursday close) -0.2pc to 6,094 AUD: 75.11 US cents, 55.54 British pence, 63.64 Euro …

Alan Jones pumps up the volume as defamation trial turns tables on the Parrot | Ben Smee | Media

Alan Jones looked every inch a man comfortable behind a microphone as he settled in to give evidence in the Brisbane supreme court on Thursday. Few can boast Jones’s verbal flair. And in court his voice moved from calm and measured to bristling with anger as he told stories about …

Royal Adelaide Hospital’s longest-staying patient turns to art to ease boredom and frustration

Royal Adelaide Hospital’s longest-staying patient turns to art to ease boredom and frustration

Posted May 11, 2018 06:45:11 Photo: Steven Pratt has undergone more than 80 operations during his time at the RAH. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch) More than two years in hospital — that’s a long time to spend alone, bored, lost in thought and frustrated, not to mention surviving on hospital …

Wayward saltwater crocodile turns up on doorstep as Top End waterholes begin to dry

Wayward saltwater crocodile turns up on doorstep as Top End waterholes begin to dry

Posted May 02, 2018 12:43:25 Photo: The juvenile saltwater crocodile turned up on a doorstep in Noonamah. (Supplied: Jessica Burton) Related Story: Escaped pet croc crosses five-lane road, interrupts children’s soccer Related Story: Second croc spotted in Top End golf course Strangers on the doorstep rarely bring good news. But …

Pleasure and our brain: what happens when the pursuit of pleasure turns into addiction

Pleasure and our brain: what happens when the pursuit of pleasure turns into addiction

Posted April 27, 2018 12:33:54 Photo: Most of us would probably love to junk food for lunch every day because it tastes good, and sugar releases dopamine in reward systems. But we know there are consequences. (Flickr: Mira Pangkey) Every day we make a range of choices in the pursuit …

Australian shares to lift on surging oil and metal prices, Wall Street turns cautious

Australian shares to lift on surging oil and metal prices, Wall Street turns cautious

Updated April 19, 2018 07:47:52 The Australian share market is expected to begin the day stronger, after a surge in metal and oil prices overnight — even as Wall Street’s rally began to deflate. Markets at 7:10am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.4pc, ASX 200 (Wednesday’s close) +0.3pc at 5,861 …

Mike Drewer turns from motorsport PR to dry lake racing for Speed Week at Lake Gairdner

Mike Drewer turns from motorsport PR to dry lake racing for Speed Week at Lake Gairdner

Updated April 17, 2018 13:20:05 Photo: Mike Drewer hopes to one day get his 1964 VW Beetle up to 320 kilometres per hour. (Facebook: Mike Drewer) Related Story: Speed Week: an extreme sport in the extreme desert After years promoting the virtues of motorsports, public relations guru Mike Drewer has …

Victoria turns coal to hydrogen for Japan

Victoria turns coal to hydrogen for Japan

Victoria’s brown coal will be converted into hydrogen for export to Japan under a major project unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Commonwealth and Victorian governments have each pledged $50 million towards the hydrogen energy supply chain pilot in the Latrobe Valley, which will also be backed by the …

Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace

Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace

Updated April 04, 2018 07:43:36 Video: Professor David Goodall celebrates his 104th birthday (ABC News) David Goodall turns 104 today. But truth be told, he takes no pleasure in getting older. If he could be granted one birthday wish, it would be to die. “I greatly regret having reached that …