At midnight March 8, Daniel Liau made one last call to his friend Hou Bo, who was about to board a plane to Beijing with 18 Chinese artists who had been visiting Malaysia for an exhibition.
The Hot Spot infrared camera technology used to help cricket umpires make decisions by detecting edges won’t be used in the Ashes series starting next month, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen denied a television report that he may be among players using silicone tape on their bats to cheat the review system being used in the Ashes series against Australia.
Richie Benaud, one of the best-known voices in cricket broadcasting, is recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car accident in Sydney.
Echo Entertainment Ltd. plans to invest at least A$1 billion ($960 million) to fend off Australian billionaire James Packer’s attempts to break the company’s Sydney casino monopoly.
Cricket Australia said it will reap A$590 ($574 million) over the next five years from the sale of domestic broadcasting rights to Nine Entertainment Co. and Ten Network Holdings Ltd.
The strong Australian dollar gave an “unprecedented whack” to tax revenue the government needed to return the nation’s budget to surplus, Treasurer Wayne Swan said.
Australian credit unions and building societies can be a “strong competitive force” against banks, helping to cut borrowing costs, Treasurer Wayne Swan said in his weekly economic note.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd trails the opposition ahead of next month’s Australian election as polls in the most marginal districts indicate coalition leader Tony Abbott may gain enough seats to form government.
Nufarm Ltd., Australia’s largest supplier of farm chemicals, said farmers should welcome foreign investors to boost competition for their assets.