BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Andrew N. White @drewgoesin 03/08/18 AT 11:07 AM An Australian woman fell thousands of feet to her death Thursday after reportedly undoing her harness during a viewing tour of the Skywalk Observation Deck at the Sydney Tower.Police and paramedics rushed to scene after receiving a call that a woman had fallen from the tourist attraction in the Central Business District Thursday afternoon, the Courier Mail reported. The woman was pronounced dead on arrival. Authorities closed the building and roped off surrounding areas until further notice. Police believe the victim intended to harm herself. Witnesses claimed the woman made threats on her life before she undid her safety harness.NSW Police Inspector Robert Winkler called the incident "very traumatic," according to ABC News."The situation is it appears to be a self-harm related matter. As a … [Read more...] about Woman Undos Harness, Falls 1,000 Feet From Sydney Tower During Skywalk Tour
Dec 31, 5:05 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 12/31/18 AT 4:30 AM With just a few hours left before we ring into 2019, people living in Sydney, Australia, and other tourists have already camped out to secure the best vantage point to watch one of the first and most impressive fireworks displays on the harbor. Sydney is expecting more than a million revelers this holiday season.The Sydney Harbour Bridge display will take place at 9 p.m. (5 a.m. EST) and at midnight (8 a.m. EDT). Live stream of the fireworks can be viewed on the ABC TV Facebook page and YouTube channel. The event can also be watched on ABC iview. The broadcast begins at 8.35 p.m. local time. You can also click here to watch it online.This year Sydney is again expected to spend over $5 million to ring in the new year. The event will include 8.5 tonnes of … [Read more...] about Sydney New Year’s Eve 2019 Live Stream: Watch Australia’s Massive Fireworks Display
Aug 22, 4:25 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 08/22/19 AT 4:09 AM Qantas on Thursday said it will run "ultra long-haul" test flights in the coming months from New York and London to Sydney in order to assess the health of pilots and passengers, as it eyes commercial services on the marathon routes.Three flights aboard Boeing 787-9 aircraft will take place from October, with up to 40 passengers and crew on the 19-hour flight.Those on board will be subject to medical checks, while their sleep patterns and food consumption will be monitored, as Qantas bids to establish non-stop commercial flights from Australia's east coast to London and New York.Qantas last year introduced the first direct service from the western Australian city of Perth to London, with the 17-hour journey one of the longest passenger flights in the world."Flying non-stop from the East Coast of Australia to London and New York is … [Read more...] about Qantas to test ‘ultra long-haul’ Sydney to NY, London flights
Squire Sanders has announced that it will open an office in Sydney on Nov. 1.The news of the firm’s latest growth in the Asia-Pacific region follows announcements earlier this month that it had opened another office in Seoul, Korea, and had expanded in Saudi Arabia.Campbell Davidson, a mergers and acquisitions partner at Allens, will head the newest Squire Sanders office, reports Legal Week. The firm is bringing in three other lawyers from three other firms to form the initial team there.“Squire Sanders sees Sydney as a strategic financial and corporate hub in the Asia Pacific region, from which it will build upon its existing expertise in corporate and corporate finance, projects, infrastructure and taxation, as well as provide full service support for Australian and global clients in sectors such as media and entertainment, energy and resources, telecommunications, and chemicals,” says a firm press release today.Squire Sanders also has an office in Perth, Australia, … [Read more...] about Squire Sanders to Open an Office in Sydney
A lawyer was killed early Tuesday after being held hostage along with 16 other people in a cafe in Sydney for most of the day Monday by a self-described Muslim cleric, and she is being hailed as a hero.However, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott paid tribute to barrister Katrina Dawson, 38, and Lindt Chocolat Cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, who was also killed there, Abbott questioned why suspect Man Haron Monis wasn’t jailed prior to the attack, according to the Guardian.Described in news reports as a known extremist who was granted asylum as an Iranian refugee in 1996, the 50-year-old Monis faced multiple criminal charges, including as an alleged accessory to his ex-wife’s death by stabbing and burning. But he had been released on bail. He was fatally shot as police stormed the cafe, and four other people were injured.The New York Times (reg. req.) provides more details about Monis, who was described by his former criminal defense lawyer, Manny Conditsis, as being “on the … [Read more...] about Lawyer and cafe manager killed in Sydney hostage siege hailed as heroes; why wasn’t suspect in jail?