Email By Bridget Judd and Catherine Taylor Posted December 07, 2019 05:00:20 Photo: What do we do if smoke haze becomes the new norm? (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: This graph shows how bad Sydney's smoke has been Related Story: Sydney smoke here to stay, authorities warn Related Story: Even if you don't live near a bushfire, your health could be at risk Map: Australia While towns along the east coast battle the blazes threatening to devour their homes, Sydney is fighting a different enemy: the pall of smoke that's choking the city.The air quality is already three times worse than at any moment in the past five years — and it's not showing signs of slowing down.Cue the familiar jibes about something not being taken seriously until it reaches Sydney. But fire ecologist Professor David Bowman says the city's woes are a sign of the state's bigger problem."The classic disaster narrative is disaster, [and then] disaster ends," he says."But this [fires] is not … [Read more...] about Smoke and bushfires are the new norm, so how do we beat the ‘airpocalypse’?
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An exhibition featuring bag designs from Mulberry to Karl Lagerfeld, statement handbags worn by Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Jessica Parker, the heritage of Hermes to the streetwear of Off-White, will open in London next year.Titled “Bags: Inside Out”, the exhibition is sponsored by Mulberry and is touted to be UK’s most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the ultimate accessory. From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag.Often projecting bold statements to the outside world whilst concealing our most treasured belongings, the exhibition will explore the function, status and craftsmanship of bags. Examined through around 300 objects varying in scale from tiny purses held on a fingertip to luxurious travel trunks, this thematic exhibition will explore the worldwide heritage of these highly covetable objects from the 16th century to … [Read more...] about Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag to go on view in London
Former Arsenal and Barcelona player and TV commentator Thierry Henry looks on prior to kickoff of the UEFA Champions League first leg semi-final between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Muenchen at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images With a match as big as the Champions League semi-final, it was only expected that some famous names would be in the stands supporting their favourite clubs. Seen in the stands were former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry and Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew. - Champions League: 77 -- Messi and the magic number- Champions League: Bayern kept possession but lost the plot And the duo was not disappointed, for as expected the match was worth every penny spent on the ticket. Lionel Messi's exquisite Champions League double for Barcelona against Bayern Munich was a case of history repeating itself with an added magnificent assist for Neymar to seal an emphatic 3-0 semi-final, first leg win. Barcelona's … [Read more...] about Henry, Leow watch as magical Messi leaves Bayern spellbound