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Terminally Ill Woman: The Debate Over Legalizing Assisted Suicide Scares Me

Julie Morgan received grave news that no one at any age, 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100 wants to hear. “The doctors have told me I have a few months to live,” the mid-50s woman wrote to the Sydney Morning Herald. During the past four years, cancerous growth originally isolated in Morgan’s breast metastasized to […]

Credit Suisse Says Transurban Will Need to Raise $1 Billion in New Equity

The Sydney Morning Herald reports, “Toll road giant Transurban could need to tap investors for $1 billion in fresh equity as it juggles new tollroad projects in Victoria, NSW and the US. That at least is the view of investment bank Credit Suisse. Show More Summary

Boxing Buzz: Pacquiao-Horn next?

2 weeks agoSports / Boxing :

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn in Australia? The Sydney Morning Herald is floating the possibility of Pacman defending his WBO … The post Boxing Buzz: Pacquiao-Horn next? appeared first on Boxing News.

Dozens Injured In Stampede At Australian Music Festival

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

More than 60 people were injured in a stampede at the Falls Festival in Lorne, Australia last night, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Fans were trying to get from DMA's in the Grand Theatre tent to London Grammar on the Valley Stage when bottleneck exits and unstable ground cause the stampede, police say. Nineteen concertgoers…

Australia to Become a Leader in Digital Payments Systems

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a “$1 billion piece of infrastructure, with the uncatchy name of the new payments platform, goes live in the second half of [2017],” and it will make Australia a leader in digital payments systems. Show More Summary

Billionaire James Packer’s Ex-Wife Dumps Seal Just Weeks After Packer Breaks Things Off With Mariah Carey

Erica Packer and Seal Call It Quits Mariah Carey and James Packer’s messy breakup just may have triggered the billionaire’s ex-wife to tiptoe back into his life. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Erica and Seal called it quits

Danish Court Rules Apple Must Replace Man's iPhone With New Rather Than Refurbished Model

A court in Denmark today ruled Apple must replace a Danish man's iPhone with a new model rather than a refurbished model in accordance with local law. (Image: The Sydney Morning Herald) A trio of judges found Apple was not entitled to...Show More Summary

Literary prize costs

An interesting piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, where Susan Wyndham discusses The hidden costs that threaten Australian literary awards -- much of which applies elsewhere too. Many literary prizes have submission fees, and/or require...Show More Summary

John Boyega ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel Set Photos, Thoughts On Donald Glover In New Han Solo Film

John Boyega is currently in Australia filming the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s hit 2013 film Pacific Rim, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Check out @JohnBoyega on the set of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. swoons More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Peter Sumner, Star Wars actor

As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald (via The Hollywood Reporter), actor Peter Sumner has died following “a long illness.” Sumner was 74. An Australian, Sumner was probably best known to American audiences as Lieutenant Pol Treidum, an Imperial officer who appeared in the original Star Wars film. Show More Summary

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Criticized For Lack Of Diversity

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, one of the latest fantasy adventure movies to be released, has received great reviews from audiences. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the film that was released in more than 3,500 cinemas in North America and 9,000 cinemas across 59 countries, has grossed an opening weekend collection of $28.5... Show More Summary

Follow up on my WikiLeak: the Australia connection

Marcus Strom of the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia did a follow up to my post, “I’ve been WikiLeaked!” Recall that a Coca-Cola representative took notes at a talk I gave in Australia and passed them up the chain of command where they got hacked as collateral damage from the ones obtained from Hillary Clinton’s […]

Qantas Pilots Unhappy with New Uniform Rules, Which Also Ban Gum Chewing and Trucker Mustaches

Qantas unveiled new uniforms for their pilots in April, and the new look with its associated guidelines came into effect today. While people seem to like the design of the uniform as a whole, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that some are raising concerns over the strict uniform guidelines. Show More Summary

Katy Perry Strips Naked To Urge Americans To Vote

Katy Perry just got naked to urge Americans to vote this November, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. In a new Funny or Die skit, 31-year-old “Roar” singer reminded voters that it’s totally fine to head to the polls naked. Election Day is almost here. Show More Summary

Olivia Newton-John Has Accepted Her Ex-Partner’s Death, But Admits That She ‘Still Wonders’

Olivia Newton-John has confessed that she still wonders about what might have happened to her missing ex-partner Patrick McDermott, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 68-year-old Grease actress insists that she hasn’t forgotten McDermott. Show More Summary

Maggie Smith’s Classy Response To Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy Jabs

Maggie Smith may have been absent at several Emmys ceremonies, but the television academy doesn’t hold a grudge, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 81-year-old Harry Potter star won her yet another Emmy last month but didn’t turn up to the ceremony. Show More Summary

WaterCooler, Friday! 9/30/2016 – Open Thread – Trump Scolds his friend Bill for admitting Lewinsky affair

Trump Scolds Bill Clinton for Confessing to Lewinsky Affair This excerpt is from an article published in an Australian newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 2001. Read the full article here. Dear Republican Presidential Candidate,...Show More Summary

New Michael Jackson Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Claims ‘MJJ’ Brand Companies Seduced Child Victims

Michael Jackson ran a sophisticated operation to procure children for sexual abuse, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. An Australian-born man, who alleges the late singer abused him as a child, shared new details about Jackson’s alleged dark past. Show More Summary

Solange Knowles And Son Victims Of Racial Attack At Concert

Solange Knowles has been verbally attacked by white women at a Kraftwerk concert and had a half-eaten lime thrown at her, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Shortly after the incident, the 30-year-old sister of Beyoncé took to social media to pen an essay about race. Show More Summary

Mel Gibson’s Redemption: Are ‘Blood Father’ And ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Enough?

Mel Gibson’s joy knew no bounds when Hacksaw Ridge, his upcoming movie, won a standing ovation at the recently held Venice Film Festival, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. REVIEW: "Hacksaw Ridge" could signal Mel Gibson's comeback. Show More Summary

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