A TOTAL of three people have died in what has been described as the worst storm to hit Sydney in decades. More than one month’s worth of rain pounded the Australian city in just two hours this morning as authorities urged commuters to stay at home. What weather has Sydney been having? Torrential rain caused flash flooding, left hundreds of people without electricity and caused widespread transportation delays. Dangerous flash floods have been recorded on many roads and a severe thunderstorm warning is now in place for most of the New South Wales (NSW) coast. Faulconbridge, in the lower Blue Mountains, recorded a huge 200mm of rain since 9am. Sydney’s central business district (CBD) recorded 124mm, the city’s wettest day for three years and its wettest November day in 34 years. The November average is 67mm. NSW Police’s highway patrol chief Michael Corboy warned conditions were terrible. He said: “The conditions we are experiencing today are some of the … [Read more...] about Sydney weather forecast – Australia storm causes chaos as a month’s worth of rain drenches city
SYDNEY (Reuters) - India's Virat Kohli led from the front with a sparkling 61 not out to help secure a series-levelling six-wicket victory over Australia in the third and final Twenty20 International on Sunday.Chasing 165 to win, India suffered a mid-innings slump that left them needing 52 off the last five overs. Kohli combined with Dinesh Karthik, who made 22 not out, to see India home with two balls to spare.gi India got off to a blistering start as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan collected 20 runs from the first three overs before accelerating.They plundered 20 runs from the next over from Nathan Coulter-Nile while Marcus Stoinis bled 22 in the following over.To stop the carnage, Aaron Finch brought back Mitchell Starc and the left-arm quick, playing his first 20-over international in more than two years, did not let his captain down, trapping Dhawan lbw for 41 to end the 67-run stand.Adam Zampa bowled Rohit, who hit two sixes in his 23, in his maiden over and India slumped to … [Read more...] about Kohli, Pandya help India level T20 series in Sydney
News / UK and world by Press Association November 23, 2018, 10:49 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Great Pyramids and Sydney Harbour at night have been captured in the debut images released by the first all-British radar satellite. Launched into orbit in September, the NovaSAR spacecraft can take pictures of the Earth’s surface in all weather conditions including heavy cloud, day or night. The satellite, which looks a little like a cheese grater, has diverse applications such as ocean surveillance, oil spill detection, flood and forestry monitoring, disaster response and crop assessment. Backed by a £21 million Government investment, it was developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) of Guildford in collaboration with Airbus in Portsmouth. Its first images were released on Friday. Some of the pictures were taken over Sydney Harbour at night, capturing the famous bridge as well as boats … [Read more...] about Sydney and pyramids showcased in first images from ‘eye in the sky’
AN IRISH backpacker had his skull caved in after a vicious one-punch attack in Sydney. Shocking pictures show the extent of Michael Hyndman's head injuries, but amazingly his attackers were allowed to walk free from court. The 24-year-old was left in a coma during the assault on January 1 this year, as he celebrated new year with his fiancée, Clar. The Belfast man was struck with a brutal single punch and smashed his head on the concrete, causing bleeding on the brain. Surgeons had to remove part of his skull and he had to learn to walk and talk all over again. Michael has slammed the Oz justice system after two people were charged with affray and walked away with 18-month suspended sentences. He said: "I believe my injuries were not taken into consideration when prosecuting them for affray, it was a generic sentence no matter what injuries were sustained. "It is disappointing, I just feel like if I was an Australian citizen they would take it more seriously, I am just a … [Read more...] about Irish backpacker, 24, has skull crushed after one-punch assault in Sydney – but attackers walk free from court
A roundup of this week's best airfare bargains Chris McGinnis, Thrifty Traveler Updated 7:18 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 $216 roundtrip from SFO to Orlando for a visit to Disney World this winter? $216 roundtrip from SFO to Orlando for a visit to Disney World this winter? Photo: Pixabay Photo: Pixabay Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 $216 roundtrip from SFO to Orlando for a visit to Disney World this winter? $216 roundtrip from SFO to Orlando for a visit to Disney World this winter? Photo: Pixabay Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Tahiti, Chicago, Phoenix, Sydney and more. 1 / 4 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on SFGate is brought to you by Visa . The flight deal gurus … [Read more...] about Friday Fare Deals: Orlando, Tahiti, Chicago, Phoenix, Sydney and more.