Email Updated September 15, 2019 20:45:26 Photo: Australia led by 15 points in the third quarter, but were hunted down by a fast-finishing France. (AP: Mark Schiefelbein) Related Story: Aussie Boomers fall agonisingly short in double-overtime semi-final loss to Spain at World Cup Map: China Australia has coughed up another big lead to finish fourth at the basketball World Cup, losing to France 67-59 in the bronze-medal game. Boomers' bronze-medal woes1988 Seoul Olympics: lost 78-49 to USA1996 Atlanta Olympics: lost 80-74 to Lithuania2000 Sydney Olympics: lost 89-71 to Lithuania2016 Rio Olympics: lost 89-88 to Spain2019 China World Cup: lost 67-59 to France The Boomers led by 15 points in Sunday's third quarter but, just as they did against Spain in Friday's semi-final, could not land the killer blow as their wait for an international medal continues.It is the fifth time the Boomers have lost a bronze-medal game, the four previous coming in Olympic competition.Joe Ingles … [Read more...] about Australia’s Boomers lose to France in Basketball World Cup bronze-medal match
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Email By Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds Posted June 07, 2019 05:06:14 Photo: The Matildas will carry high hopes at the World Cup in France over the next month. (AAP: Brendon Thorne) Related Story: The football coach behind the Matildas' World Cup drive — Ante Milicic Related Story: The Matildas' band of sisters is ready to conquer the world Related Story: Australian players demand pay equity on eve of Women's World Cup Map: France In contemporary Australian sport, a woman's work is truly never done.Throughout the summer the Australian cricket team did a womanful job restoring the game's reputation after it was shattered by their male counterparts' ball tampering lunacy.In so doing the Australians did not merely provide the good news story the sport desperately needed by playing cricket well within both the spirit and the letter of the law.More importantly, the sometimes breathtaking skill displayed during the internationals series and WBBL provided a jolting … [Read more...] about Matildas need World Cup statement in France for the good of Australian football
Email By Simon Smale Posted August 22, 2019 05:39:54 Photo: Neither Ben Simmons (25) nor Kyle Lowry (7) will play for their respective nations at the World Cup. (Reuters: Dan Hamilton/USA Today, file) Related Story: Ben Simmons' participation at Basketball World Cup in doubt, says agent Related Story: Is the criticism of Ben Simmons's playoff performances fair? Related Story: NBA's Ben Simmons reportedly set to sign richest deal offered to an Australian athlete Map: Australia If you're heading to Docklands or settling down to watch this evening expecting to see a bevy of household names from the NBA take to the court, you may be disappointed.The mighty United States Basketball Team have travelled Down Under to take on Australia's Boomers in the first of two pre-World Cup matches at Melbourne's Docklands on Thursday, but will do so with a team filled largely with players unknown to anyone who is not an NBA aficionado.Even Australia's highest profile — and newly … [Read more...] about Boomers vs USA: Why are all the NBA superstars staying away from the FIBA World Cup in China?
Forecaster Livio Remano has never seen such extreme conditions in the 20 years he has worked with the Bureau of Meteorology, comparing the long-term seasonal outlook to a bad chest X-ray. “It’s horrible, it’s a horrible map to look at,” he said on Thursday. “I have never seen this before in my life … the entire country of Australia is covered in deep red.” A map showing the chance of above median maximum temperatures from December to February. Picture: BOMSource:Supplied That red colour means 70 to 80 per cent of the country will experience above-average temperatures. The forecast is based on an extremely positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). Westerly winds weaken along the equator and push warm water towards Africa during a typical IOD. The wind changes allow cool water to rise from the depths of the ocean in the east, causing a temperature difference across the tropical Indian Ocean, with unusually cooler water in the east and warmer water in … [Read more...] about BOM weather map paints ‘horrible’ picture of upcoming summer
New Delhi: The World Bank has signed an agreement to provide $31.58 million (about Rs 221 crore) loan for a project to improve Uttarakhand's financial systems and better utilisation of development resources in the state. A tripartite agreement was inked between the central government, the Uttarakhand government and the World Bank for Uttarakhand Public Financial Management Strengthening project, Finance Ministry said in a release on Tuesday. The loan will improve state's ability to manage its financial systems and lead to better utilisation of development resources, it said. The project will support the state government's initiative to build and modernise technical and financial management capabilities of its local bodies and state-owned enterprises. "The government of Uttarakhand has worked over the last decade to strengthen its public financial management systems," Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance said. He said the … [Read more...] about World Bank to provide $31.58 million loan for financial systems management project in Uttarakhand