Coscoran progresses to 1500m semi-finals

Andrew Coscoran has qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 1500 metres in Tokyo as one of the fastest runners outside of the automatic qualifiers. Coscoran finished eighth in his heat as he showed tremendous resolve to finish strongly, passing three runners in the final 100 metres, and advances as a time qualifier. The first … Read more

NSW records 199 new locally-acquired COVID-19 infections, with at least 50 infectious in community

NSW has recorded 199 new locally-acquired COVID-19 infections, with at least 50 of them infectious in the community. Of the local cases reported on Tuesday, 88 are linked to a known case or cluster. The source of infection for 111 cases is still under investigation.  NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said workplaces and households were still the … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE updates! Day 11 latest news; Women’s long jump final as Team GB eye sailing gold

Team GB are sixth in the medal table after an impressive haul of 11 golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronzes so far. Great Britain struck show jumping gold on Monday when Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen sealed victory in the final of the team eventing, while McEwen won silver in the individual event. … Read more

California fire documentary explores human failings behind blazes

The Dixie Fire is raging through California’s northern forests, as climate change makes wildfire season longer, hotter and more devastating Months after Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker began making a documentary about the largest-ever wildfire in California, the blaze lost its crown to an even bigger inferno. “When we’re not in this emergency state, it’s hard … Read more

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The Weeknd embraces ‘sober lite’ lifestyle

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content The Weeknd has toned down his drinking and drug use, but still smokes weed. Article content The Can’t Feel My Face singer is no longer a “heavy drinker” and … Read more

Alberta MMA champion chasing fighting dream while serving community

A Strathcona County mixed martial artist is not afraid of a fight. Graham Park is preparing to defend his Unified MMA light heavyweight championship on Aug. 14 at the River Cree Casino in Edmonton against Neil Berry of Lethbridge. “I don’t think there’s anything that I’m going to throw at him that’s going to be … Read more

The Bachelor Australia’s Jimmy Nicholson rumoured to have bought North Bondi unit

Pilot Jimmy Nicholson. Picture: Network Ten Jimmy Nicholson, the Bachelor 2021, is whispered to have bought himself a beachside pad. The North Bondi acquisition is unconfirmed, with the two bedroom apartment snapped up just a day into its marketing with $1.4 million hopes. Neighbours spotted 31-year-old Nicholson, a Jetstar pilot, at the 1970s apartment block … Read more

Nazi camp guard, 100, to stand trial in Germany

A 100-year-old former concentration camp guard will stand trial in Germany in October accused of complicity in 3,518 murders, public prosecutors announced on Monday.  The prosecutor’s office in Neuruppin, which first brought the charges in February, received a medical assessment which confirmed the man is “fit to stand trial” despite his advanced age. Hearings will … Read more