NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

Good morning. Our news today comes from Google News. The UK’s opposition Labour Party has said it will not seek major changes to the post-Brexit relationship of the UK with its EU neighbours, the party’s leader Keir Starmer told The … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

MADELINE STUART: Australian Down Syndrome teen wins modelling contract

In a sign of the growing and long-awaited acceptance of modelling agencies of people with different abilities and conditions, an 18-year-old Australian woman with Down syndrome has been awarded an exclusive modelling contract. Madeline Stuart has an ambition to change people’s understanding around her condition, and her ambition has taken a huge leap forward after securing a lucrative contract and her first advertisement campaign with Manifesta, a company that makes fitness clothes for women of all sizes. She celebrated her monumental achievement and victory for differently-abled people by sharing part of her photo-shoot on her Instagram account madelinesmodelling_ , Canadian newspaper The … Continue reading MADELINE STUART: Australian Down Syndrome teen wins modelling contract

ASHES 2015: England and Australia to clash again from today

One of the most intense rivalries in the world of cricket is set to resume today as England face the Aussies for the Ashes. The Test series begins today (July 8) and will run until the 12th. The matches take place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales – neutral territory for these two intense rivals and cricketing champions. Australia is the 2013-14 champion of the tournament, which began in 1883, and where these two teams vie to take the Ashes, a small urn from the 19th century said to contain the ashes of a wicket. The Australia team, captained by Michael Clarke, … Continue reading ASHES 2015: England and Australia to clash again from today

FLIGHT MH370: Suspected pallet from missing Malaysian plane spotted in Indian Ocean

As the search goes on for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished while on a flight from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing earlier this month, rescuers have offered a possible glimpse of the aircraft’s fate after a pallet was spotted floating in the Indian Ocean. As more than twenty countries have pooled resources together via air and sea to look for any sign of Flight MH370, extending from Kyrgystan in the north to Australia and New Zealand in the south, a search plane from New Zealand which had been flying over a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean … Continue reading FLIGHT MH370: Suspected pallet from missing Malaysian plane spotted in Indian Ocean

PHOTO MOMENT: Australia begins New Year Celebrations – DD News

On the very last day of 2013, the Half-Eaten Mind brings a special Photo Moment from India’s state-owned Doordashan News channel (DD News) of New Year’s celebrations already underway in Sydney, Australia. Australia is one of the first large nations to welcome in the new year due to its relative proximity to the International Date Line, where one day ends and another day begins. Meanwhile in London, there are still several hours to go. It is 1.20 pm as of the publishing time of this article. Sydney has for many years played host to world-famous spectacular fireworks displays and celebrations … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Australia begins New Year Celebrations – DD News