ESSENDON AFL champion Michael Long has been named Northern Territorian of the Year in recognition of his work as an indigenous community leader. Darwin-born Long has been described as a football icon who made a stand against racism during his career, and an advocate for reconciliation. His selection recognised the Michael Long Learning and Leadership […]
A WIDOWER whose tear-jerking poem about loneliness inspired Dame Esther Rantzen to help millions in the same boat has been crowned citizen of the year. War hero Bob Lowe was given the honour in recognition of his charity work, which includes volunteering for The Silver Line, a round-the-clock helpline for isolated older people.
Surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos were honoured at the National Hockey League's awards night in Las Vegas, accepting the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on behalf of their late head coach, Darcy Haugan. Haugan was one of 16 people killed when the team's bus collided with a truck while en route to a Saskatchewan […]
Kate Middleton paid tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana on her wedding day to Prince William with a tiny detail. When a royal bride married her prince there are always millions on her on the big day. However, it is unlikely anybody noticed this minuscule, but sweet detail. The Duchess of Cambridge often borrows […]
When Dr. Rupinder Toor was a student in medical school, she asked her mother a simple health question. The answer inspired Toor to take action.
THE Adelaide 36ers have featured prominently at the Andrew Gaze Trophy gala event in Melbourne with Mitch Creek being named the fans’ most valuable player. And long-serving captain and Sixers’ great Brett Maher was one of three players inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame at the glittering night at Melbourne’s Crown casino. Creek’s […]
A roster of hockey legends is set to pay tribute to the late Toronto Maple Leaf goaltender Johnny Bower Wednesday afternoon. Former teammates Frank Mahovlich, Ron Ellis and Dave Keon will share the stage with longtime Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen at a special memorial event at the Air Canada Centre. Bower’s grandson, Johnny Bower III, […]
The late entertainer – who died in August at the age of 89 – had often been a part of the show. During this year’s performance, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, clips of Sir Bruce presenting and appearing on the Royal Variety Performance over the years are to be played. Miranda Hart, […]
The National Television Awards 2018 (NTAs) will have new category named The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award to recognise the 75-year career of the ultimate performer. Sir Bruce, who died in August aged 89, had a close history with the NTAs. The show celebrated his iconic status with the illustrious Special Recognition Award in 2011. On […]
THE fight that set Lauren Burns on her way to Olympic taekwondo glory at the Sydney 2000 Games cannot be played back on any video player for one simple reason, it did not broadcast live. It was on this day 17 years ago Burns’ life changed forever when she won a truly unexpected gold medal […]