Video PlayerClose CANBERRA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Australians' trust in government has hit an all-time low, according to the latest Australian Election Study (AES). The major study of the 2019 general election compiled by Australian National University (ANU) researchers said only one in four Australians have confidence in the nation's political leaders. The finding is the lowest level of trust since the ANU first began conducting its post-election survey of voters in 1960, according to the Australian Broadcast Corporation. Only 59 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with how Australia's democracy is working -- down from a record high of 86 percent following the 2007 election. One in 10 respondents said they believe that the government is run for everyone, with 56 percent saying it is run for "a few big interests." "I've been studying elections for 40 years, and never have I seen such poor returns for public trust in and satisfaction with democratic institutions," lead … [Read more...] about Trust in Australian gov’t falls to all-time low: study
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Former England captain Kevin Pietersen believes that under-fire Rishabh Pant needs to be given time to mature as there is still some years before he can realise his full potential. The 22-year-old is enduring a woeful run of form and has struggled to make an impact both with the bat and behind the stumps. Pant also coped criticism for bad DRS calls.“He is young and he has that energy and enthusiasm, he plays in the IPL, and he plays for India and is just living his dream. There will be a lot of critics around him, he’s only 21 (22),” Pietersen said on Star Sports’ ‘Nerolac Cricket Live’ show. He added that former players and experts criticise Pant because they want him to learn from his mistakes.“I observed him very closely during the IPL and he kept making the same mistake and when you do that continuously then pundits, experts and people who have played the game want to criticize you because you should be learning from your mistakes,” … [Read more...] about Rishabh Pant needs time to mature, says Pietersen
And ahead of the milestone anniversary of the iconic animated sitcom, The Simpsons, we had a chat with Yeardley Smith – aka Lisa Simpson – about the last three decades working on the show. While there’s a lot we want to know from Smith, first thing’s first; how the heck did The Simpsons predict the future and one of the biggest news stories in history? Of course, we’re referring to when they referenced Donald Trump as the US president in the episode ‘Bart to the Future’ in the year 2000 – when Lisa Simpson is president and has to clean up his mess — 15 years before he even announced he was running for office. “They literally thought, ‘What’s the silliest, most outrageous, dumbest idea for a president we can possibly think of?’” Smith tells news.com.au. “He (Donald Trump) was doing The Apprentice at the time. What’s really uncanny though is they animated him coming down the escalator. … [Read more...] about Voice of Lisa Simpson talks to news.com.au about the show’s eerie predictions
Video PlayerClose WELLINGTON, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- One person was dead in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand's White Island in the Eastern Bay of Plenty of the North Island on Monday about 2:11 p.m. local time (0111 GMT), with more casualties likely, according to the police. The rescue operation is too dangerous to carry out now, the police said. Previously, police said one person was left in critical condition. "We are aware that people were on the island immediately before the eruption and we express our concern for their safety," GeoNet, the country's geological hazard information center, said on its website. Media reports quoted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as saying that around 100 people, including foreigners, were on or around the island at the time of the eruption, and some of those are "unaccounted for." "A number of people are reportedly injured and are being transported to shore," she was quoted as saying. According to videos released by local media, a group of … [Read more...] about 1 dead in New Zealand volcanic eruption, with more casualties likely: police
In the upcoming episode of Boss 13, Bigg Boss announces that Sidharth Shukla has to leave the house. The contestants get shocked listening to the announcement. Shehnaz gets upset and starts crying. But there is a major twist that will change the dynamics inside the house. After exiting from the house, Sidharth goes into the secret room. He joins Paras Chhabra who returns from his finger surgery. The upcoming promo is on the official channel page. Take a look at the video - View this post on Instagram #BiggBoss ne bheja @realsidharthshukla ko mukhya ghar se bahar aur milwaya @parasvchhabrra se! Kaunse mod par milenge yeh dono baaki contestants ko? Keep watching #BiggBoss13, tonight at 10:30 PM! Anytime on @voot @vivo_india @daburamlaindia @bharat.pe @beingsalmankhan #BB13 #SalmanKhan A post shared by Colors TV (@colorstv) on Dec 8, 2019 at 8:59pm PST Housemates are not aware about Sidharth and Paras watching them from the secret room and bad mouth about them. Rashami gets … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth Shukla gets evicted from the show; is he in the secret room with Paras Chabra?