Author: Kieran Gair

Dollar savvy bathrooms

Want to create a stylish bathroom renovation but have more dash than cash? According to home interior experts, turning an old or bare bathroom into a stylish one need not be an undertaking that breaks the bank. When it comes to renovating your bathroom, quite often less is more. There are many ways to add space, style and utility without having to dig deep into your pockets. Creating space in your bathroom is especially important if you don’t have much room to work with, yet at the same time, it’s also essential to ensure that any attempt to emphasise...

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Erin Molan: Woman in a man’s world

Erin Molan lights up Sydney screens six days a week, anchoring the daily sports report for Nine News, appearing weekly on Nine’s The Footy Show as the only female panellist and conducting interviews with the world’s biggest sports stars, from Roger Federer to Ian Thorpe. However, Erin Molan is much more than a pretty face. Molan can speak fluent Indonesian, has a keen interest in foreign affairs and one day wants to join the coveted group of Australia’s most renowned war correspondents. While she brushes off her bilinguality and meteoric rise through the ranks of Channel Nine, she acknowledges...

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iPhones to detect risk of stroke

University of Sydney researchers have found a unique way to identify the thousands of people at risk of stroke every year, using an ECG (Electrocardiogram) test delivered over an iPhone by pharmacists. The test is quick and accurate, and can cheaply diagnose unknown atrial fibrillation (AF), a common abnormal heart rhythm that causes a third of all strokes and doubles the chances of premature death. Lead author of the study published in the journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Nicole Lowres, predicts that if the test was rolled out to Australians aged between 65 and 84, it could prevent 1228 strokes...

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school holiday giveaways – EXPIRED

Taroonga Zoo, Powerhouse Museum, and the Australian National Maritime Museum! Powerhouse Museum – 5 x family passes The Powerhouse musuem is one of the world’s leading museums of science and design, acclaimed internationally and loved locally. The kids will get the chance to Step into the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters at the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters. Featuring over 100 playable games, this highly interactive exhibition celebrates the work of the world’s most influential videogame designers and showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles,...

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Captain of cool: Sydney’s Keegan Joyce

Rake star talks about life as one of Australia’s top new actors For one hour every week Keegan Joyce explodes onto our screens in the acclaimed ABC series Rake. Joyce plays Fuzz, the mischievous and bad behaving teenage son of Sydney barrister, Cleaver Greene, played by Richard Roxburgh. At 24 Keegan Joyce has some impressive titles under his belt. The longest serving actor to play Oliver in the musical production of Oliver, appearing as Starkey in the Doctor Who spin-off series K9, playing the audacious Fuzz in Rake and in his latest role Joyce has dived into comedy, performing...

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