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Tendulkar greatest batsman, Kallis was the best complete player: Lee
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that Sachin Tendulkar edges Brian Lara in the race for the greatest batsman he has bowled to, but Jacques Kallis was in his opinion the "greatest complete cricketer."
2020-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian students return to classrooms
Canberra, May 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Australian school students returned to their classrooms on Monday to resume full-time face-to-face classes, as the country plans to normalize its economic activity in July after curbing the spread of COVID-19.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Mark Taylor feels it is probably not viable to have WT20 in oct or Nov
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia Director and former Australia captain Mark Taylor urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take a decision on the men's T20 World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be held from October 19 to November 15 in Australia, but is under a cloud of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
CA should pitch in to produce spinners in Australia, feels Warne
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Australia is home to not just the legendary Shane Warne, but also to Nathan Lyon, widely regarded as one of the best Test spinners in the world at present. But Warne feels that the art of spin bowling is sliding in his country and Cricket Australia must do something.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Countries will have to compromise in current scenario, says Finch
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch anticipates a lot of compromises that stakeholders will have to make so as to get cricket up and running again after the coronavirus pandemic. International cricket, like most major sport, has been frozen since March with a number of international series and T20 franchise tournaments postponed.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus state eases COVID-19 rules for bars, restaurants
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) From next month up to 50 people at a time will be allowed in pubs, cafes and restaurants in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), authorities said on Friday.
2020-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Dozens of refugees in Australian centres transferred to US
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) Forty-two refugees held in an Australian centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were transferred to the US this week as part of an agreement between Canberra and Washington, human rights activists confirmed on Friday.
2020-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why some companies will fail on work-from-home transition
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) Organisations which are more control-oriented and check the productivity of their employees based on inputs will find it more difficult to trust their people when working from home, according to a new study.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
Steve was easily the most selfish cricketer I ever played with: Warne
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) Spin legend Shane Warne said on Friday that his former Australian teammate and captain Steve Waugh was "easily the most selfish cricketer" that he ever played with. Warne was responding to a stat on Twitter which talked about the number of times Waugh was involved in run-outs during his international career.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Smith runs a half marathon, happy to shave few minutes off
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) The lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has seen sportspersons locked inside their houses in the last couple of months. But things have eased slightly Down Under and people are allowed to leave their houses while maintaining social distancing norms. And former Australia skipper Steve Smith has been working out to keep his fitness level up as the Aussie cricketers gear up to return to training in some days.
2020-05-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia to reopen restaurants, cafes in first phase
Canberra, May 8 (IANS) The Australian government on Friday announced that it will allow the reopening of small cafes and restaurants in the first of three stages established in the plan for economic resumption paralyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lack of sleep linked to loss of pleasure in teenagers
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing anhedonia (or loss of pleasure), anxiety, anger and significantly increasing the risk of depression, says a global study of more than 350,000 teenagers.
2020-05-06
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Warner explains similarities between him & Virat Kohli
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Australia cricketer David Warner has tried to name similarities between himself and India skipper Virat Kohli. Warner stated they both are driven by passion whenever they are out on the field playing for their respective countries.
2020-05-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Finch accepts Warner's hilarious challenge on Instagram
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Australia cricketer David Warner has been in rich vein of form as far as keeping his followers entertained on popular social media platforms Instagram and Tik Tok is concerned.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Players will need to adapt to new rules: Labuschagne
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne said that players will need to adapt themselves to any changes that may be brought once cricket starts. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debate has raged over whether the practice of shining the ball using saliva should be banned.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 flight voucher scheme sparks legal action in Australia
Canberra, May 4 (IANS) Australians affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions have been encouraged to take legal action against airlines which exchanged tickets on disrupted flights for vouchers.
2020-05-04
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Khawaja exclusion from central contracts hard to believe: Clarke
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Former Australian captain Michael Clarke questioned Cricket Australia's decision to exclude Usman Khawaja from its list of centrally contracted players. The new list for the upcoming year was announced on Thursday and featured a number of limited-overs specialists with the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind.
2020-05-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Difficult to train with the same intensity during lockdown: Barty
Brisbane, April 25 (IANS) Staying fit and training with the same intensity as would normally be the case is "tricky" during the shutdown, World no.1 Ashleigh Barty said. Barty is in her hometown Brisbane and like other tennis players, is waiting out the unique period where the sport has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Smith working on hand-eye coordination through isolation batting
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Premier Australia batsman Steve Smith is making sure he keeps honing his skills even though no cricketing activities are currently taking place due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
CA looking for temporary jobs for stood-down staff at supermarket
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Cricket Australias staff, which has been stood down amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, could find new jobs stacking supermarket shelves in the coming days.
2020-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Virus-hit cruise ship to leave Australian waters
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) The coronavirus-hit cruise ship, Ruby Princess, is scheduled to leave Australia's waters this week, a spokesperson for New South Wales (NSW) police said on Tuesday.
2020-04-21
Category: International, Australia,International
Australian PM announces resumption of elective surgeries
Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Elective surgeries will resume in Australia within a week amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday.
2020-04-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration
Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Virgin Australia, the second largest airline in the Australian market, became the first major corporate casualty of the current coronavirus pandemic when it entered voluntary administration on Tuesday after failing to secure a bailout from the federal government.
2020-04-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
COVID-19 tracing app not mandatory for Aussies: PM
Canberra, April 18 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that the government's COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone application will not be mandatory.
2020-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Genetics linked to childhood emotional, psychiatric problems
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression, researchers have found.
2020-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Kyrgios follows up on free food promise
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has delivered on his earlier promise of providing food to those in need. Kyrgios posted a picture of a box of food stuff in his Instagram stories and said, "Deliveries in progress."
2020-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Aus Treasurer rules out early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
Canberra, April 9 (IANS) Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Thursday shot down calls from business leaders for the government to lift restrictions imposed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia 'exposed' to global medical supply shortage: Cormann
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Wednesday warned that the nation's medical stockpile has been "somewhat exposed" to international shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Would love to win a Test series in India: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said that winning a Test series in India is something that he hopes he can do in his career. Australia have won only four Test series in India and their last win came in 2005, five years before Smith made his debut.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The car door was open and the wallet's gone: Tim Paine
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill and even though sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended, sportspersons are trying to stay in shape by training indoors and that has seen Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine's car being broken into and wallet stolen.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
First ever heatwave recorded in Antarctica
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Even the world's coldest continent is not immune to rising global temperatures, with scientists recording the first-ever heatwave event in Antarctica over the 2019-20 summer period.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined on famous island
Canberra, March 30 (IANS) An idyllic island off Australia's west coast, known for its native marsupials, will now host nationals who were onboard a cruise ship and have been forced to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when it comes to the Indian Premier League.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How life can get better as we age
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Life can get better with age with mindfulness because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve overall wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia on Saturday announced stricter isolation rules as the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,378.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Every person arriving in Aus to be quarantined from Sunday
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that every person who arrives in the country from Sunday onwards will be forced into a 14-day quarantine period as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Taking aspirin may not reduce dementia risk
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, say researchers.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Australia announces 2nd stimulus package
Canberra, March 22 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday announced a second A$66 billion economic stimulus package and warned against all non-essential travel as the number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 1,098.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
3 more COVID-19 cases in ship docked in Sydney
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Authorities in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state on Friday said that three more people among the 4,000 passengers and crew on board a cruise ship docked in Sydney were tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Australia,International
High iron in lung linked to increased asthma severity
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, say researchers.
2020-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Hard to plan anything, never seen something like this: Finch
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Australian captains Tim Paine and Aaron Finch spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and how it has been affecting cricketers in the country. Finch, the limited overs captain of the team, said that Australia's travel advisory issued on Tuesday makes things uncertain for those in the country who have contracts with Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.
2020-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia calls off final round of domestic first class tourny
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Sunday announced that the final round of the domestic cricket tournament Sheffield Shield has been cancelled and a decision on whether to go ahead with the final in 12 days' time is yet to be made. The decision has been made in the wake of the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Children may get less sick from COVID-19: Study
Sydney, March 14 (IANS) Amid the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed over 5,000 lives globally, researchers have found that children rarely have severe symptoms when infected by COVID-19 and may even less likely to get the disease.
2020-03-14
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Australian PM calls for coronavirus calm in speech to nation
Canberra, March 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used a landmark address to the nation to call for calm amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-13
Category: International, Australia,National
Australian Grand Prix cancelled amid coronavirus fears
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been officially cancelled on Friday after a member of the McLaren Racing team was tested positive for the COVID-19, prompting the team to pull out of the event.
2020-03-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Dhoni is a master of finishing games: Langer
Sydney, March 10 (IANS) Australia coach Justin Langer has said that the team is searching for a limited overs finisher, something he felt former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a master of.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Self-driving cars can easily mimic human drivers
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) With the help of an improved sight-correcting system, self-driving cars could learn just by observing human operators complete the same task, researchers have found.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Australia,Technology
This fruit can charge your phone's battery: Study
Syndey, March 7 (IANS) Imagine if we could use plants and fruit, to store electricity that charges commonly used electronics like mobile phones or even electric cars? Researchers have done just that and developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
Would rather lose than get free pass to WC final: Van Niekerk
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) South Africa captain Dane Van Niekerk said that she would rather lose a semi-final match than "get a free pass" to the World Cup final. Van Niekerk's South Africa narrowly missed out on reaching the ongoing's 2020 Women's T20 World Cup final, losing to hosts Australia by five runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method.
2020-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's T20 WC: Mithali, Virat lead wishes as India reach first final
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) Ace cricketers Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli led the way as congratulatory messages came flowing for the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team as they became the first Indian women's side to make it to the final of the T20 World Cup.
2020-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket