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Wins for our wines Justin Bianchini
A SMALL Herne Hill winery and a handful of fellow Swan Valley vignerons are the toast of the state.
Bella Ridge Estate’s 2011 Chenin blanc and 2012 Rose were rated WA’s best in critic Ray Jordan’s Wine Guide 2017.
Other Swan Valley wineries were judged top in sparkling wine (Sittella), Verdelho (Faber Vineyard), Tempranillo (Upper Reach) and fortified (John Kosovich)....
SHOOTING hits Canada
One Canadian among five people killed in shooting attack in Mexico nightclub — Tributes poured in on Monday from friends and colleagues of a longtime Toronto bouncer who died in a shooting attack at a music festival in Mexico.
Kirk Wilson was identified in...
Four days after the disappearance of a Calgary couple and their little grandson, police found a smouldering burn barrel on Douglas Garland’s parents’ farm, a prosecutor said Monday.
Inside the barrel, investigators discovered bones and a small tooth, just the...
The cycle of life
WITH nothing but the open road, a good dose of stamina and their trusty bikes, hundreds of people from near and far take to the open roads around the Alpine Shire and beyond each year as part of the Audax Alpine Classic Ride.
The event has been a highlight on cyclists’ calendars since 1986 and has evolved and grown rapidly in that time....
Orlando club shooter’s widow arrested
WASHINGTON — The widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested Monday by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said.
Noor Salman was taken into custody in the San Francisco Bay Area and is facing charges in Florida, including obstruction of justice...
STILL PREACHING UNITY
ATLANTA — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation’s first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most nonwhite voters....
Man on the moon
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, died Monday at 82. Health & Science, Eugene A. Cernan, the commander of the Apollo 17 lunar-landing mission in 1972 and the last human to walk on the moon, died on Monday in Houston. He was 82. His death was announced by NASA....
JAY OF LIGHT?
The swagger will likely be back as Jose Bautista closes in on re-signing with Toronto for one more year! They might need canes and walkers to get the job done, but by signing right fielder Jose Bautista (which appears to be a formality at this point), the Blue Jays are looking to take a serious run at making the post-season for the third year in a row. And why not?...
A gunman suspected
of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been captured alive in a police operation. ISTANBUL — A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday....
DND silent on suspension
Offering no public explanation, the military has relieved one of its highest ranking officers of his duties — derailing, for the moment, the career of a man once seen as a contender to become chief of defence staff.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman , 53, was stripped of his responsibilities as vice-chief of defence staff in a tersely worded letter from his boss, defence chief Gen...
Ethics commissioner examining PM’s ride in Aga Khan’s private helicopter to island vacation spot
OTTAWA — Canada’s ethics watchdog plans to take a closer look at Justin Trudeau’s recent family holiday at the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas, fanning the flames of a controversy the government has so far been unable to snuff out.
VOTERS have six weeks to decide who runs the country after the election was last night set for March 2.
And as Arlene Foster warned the bitter campaign ahead “risks Northern Ireland’s future”, there were more RHI claims from frozen-out Democratic Unionist Jonathan Bell....
RUTHLESS VILLAINS: WHY RUSSIA RULES.
Russia makes less money per year than Canada. For 2016, its $1.3 trillion GDP was roughly on par with Australia, a country with one-sixth the population and less than half the square footage. The country’s 147 million population isn’t all that impressive either; Nigeria, Bangladesh and Brazil all have more citizens...
May: We are OUT of the single market
THERESA May will today signal Britain is to leave the EU single market as she sets out a 12-point plan for a Hard Brexit.
During a speech in London, the PM will announce the UK will not seek to retain “partial membership” of the EU.
And for the first time,...
Donald Trump slams NATO, hopes for ‘good deals’ with Russia
BERLIN: NATO is “obsolete”, Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the U.S. could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides on Sunday in interviews with European media.
With EC backing, Akhilesh rides away with bicycle
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Monday allotted the “bicycle” symbol to the Akhilesh faction of the Samajwadi Party as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister enjoyed majority in the party’s organisational and legislative structures. The EC concluded that there was indeed a split in the Samajwadi Party....
MASSACRE ON THE BEACH
MORE could have been done to stop the carnage of the Tunisian terror outrage, the opening day of the inquest into the 30 British victims heard.
Law enforcement units deliberately delayed their arrival on the scene of the atrocity in Sousse in which 38 tourists were killed, including a Tyneside grandmother, the hearing was told....
Note ban to cost India fastest growing crown
The Centre’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes could have stolen India’s crown as the world’s fastestgrowing large economy, according to the International Monetary Fund, though the slowing is likely to be temporary.
IMF has cut India’s economic...
Stars battle in Aussie Open heat
World No 1 Andy Murray was tested and Stan Wawrinka lost his cool as stars struggled on a hot first day at the Australian Open on Monday. Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber, the defending women’s champion, both dropped sets on a day that threatened a host of upsets at Melbourne Park...
Period charm in popular inner town locale
High ceilings, beautiful decorative plasterwork, sash windows with leadlight details and original timber flooring create an old world ambience whilst a more recent renovation and extension has transformed the original 1939 cottage into a spacious, family home...