Sydney, May 20 - Musician Elliot Gleave aka Example got married to fiancee Erin McNaugh here this weekend after six months of engagement.
The two got married May 17 and Example, 30, announced the news to his fans through Twitter.
"It's 7.30 a. m. Just going for a little 6 mile jog. Ceremony starts in six hours. Not sure if this is normal protocol for your wedding day?" he posted Friday.
On Saturday he posted a picture of himself with newly wed wife and wrote: "This happened yesterday (Friday). Will post some more pics for you guys in a bit."
Sydney, April 24 : The Australian consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in the March quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 0.2 percent in the December quarter 2012, the Australian Bureau of Statistics
(ABS) reported Wednesday.
The official CPI figure came in lower than expected, leaving the annual inflation rate at 2.5 percent, up from the 2.2 percent level in the year to the December quarter, reported Xinhua.
Economists had forecast a rise of 0.6 percent in the March quarter and annual rate of 2.7 percent.
Sydney, April 10 : Australian consumer confidence stumbled unexpectedly in April after strong gains in the past two months, a survey released Wednesday by the Westpac Banking Corp and Melbourne Institute found.
The Westpac/Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell by 5.1 percent in April to 104.9 points, from 110.5 in March, reported Xinhua.
A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists among respondents.
Westpac chief economist Bill Evans said a 5.1 percent fall in consumer sentiment in April was not expected.
Sydney, April 8 : The number of Australia's job advertisements posted on the internet and in newspapers fell 1.5 percent in March, following a three percent rise in February, the ANZ Bank Job advertisement survey released Monday showed.
The monthly survey showed job advertising on the internet fell 1.6 percent in the month while newspaper job advertising rose 1.8 percent rise, reported Xinhua.
ANZ head of Australian macroeconomics Katie Dean said job advertising trends had shown signs of stabilizing, but it was too early to say whether the labour market had passed its weakest point.
Sydney, April 3 : Australia's trade deficit narrowed to 178 million AU dollars ($186.24 million) in February, according to data released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The result was less than economists' forecasts of a 1 billion AU dollar deficit, reported Xinhua.
Exports of goods and services rose 3.0 percent to 25,642 million AU dollars in February while imports of goods and services fell 1.0 percent to 25,820 million AU dollars.(IANS)
Sydney, April 2 : Australia's manufacturing performance continued to weaken in March with production, exports and new orders falling further, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
The Ai Group performance of manufacturing index (PMI) fell 1.2 points in March to 44.4 points.
The index has been below the 50 mark that separates expansion from contraction since February 2012.
The new orders sub-index fell to 39.4 points in March while the production sub-index dropped to 41.7 points, reported Xinhua.
Sydney, March 24 - Australian captain Michael Clarke hoped that his chronic back pain would not keep him out of the Ashes but his participation in next month's Indian Premier League (IPL) will be decided on the basis of advice from medical experts.
Clarke returned here Sunday morning after back pain ruled him out of the fourth Test. It was the first time in his 92-Test career spanning over eight years that an injury forced him out of a game.
Sydney, March 20 : Australian consumers are becoming more confident, with spending rising again in February, according to the Commonwealth Bank's Business Sales Indicator (BSI) released Wednesday.
The BSI showed consumer spending lifted by 0.2 percent in seasonally-adjusted terms in February, after rising by 1.9 percent in January, reported Xinhua.
The bank's broking subsidiary CommSec chief economist Craig James said the rise was another sign of a positive economic start to the year.
"We are, undoubtedly, in a better position than we were this time last year," he said Wednesday.
Sydney, March 19 : The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said Tuesday that the most interest rate sensitive parts of Australian economy have started to respond to the recent cash rate cuts.
Since late 2011, the RBA has lowered the cash rate six times, by a cumulative 1.75 percentage points, bringing it to its current level of 3.0 percent, reported Xinhua.
In the minutes of its March 5 board meeting released Tuesday, the RBA said: "Interest rate sensitive parts of the economy continued to show signs of responding to these low rates..."
Sydney, March 18 : Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson left for India Monday to join the cricket team for the fourth cricket Test in Delhi starting Friday.
"I've had several constructive discussions with team management back in Mohali over the past few days. We've spoken about how we are going to work together to move forward, as Australia attempts to climb back to the top of the ICC rankings," said Watson.
"I've a burning ambition to be an Australian Test player for as long as I can be and help Australia win those big Test series' as well as the big ICC Tournaments," he said.
Sydney, March 18 : Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson is heading back to join the cricket team in India for the fourth cricket Test in Delhi starting Friday.
Cricket Australia (CA) announced that Watson will leave for India, Monday evening.
Watson, who was dropped from the third Test along with three others over a breach of discipline, returned home last week to be with his wife Lee for the birth of their first child. Lee delivered a baby boy, Will, last Thursday.
Sydney, March 15 : Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has lent his support to under-fire vice-captain Shane Watson, saying he backs Shane's decision to return home at the time of the birth of his first child.
Watson was barred by team management from taking part in the third Test against India in Mohali along with three other cricketers for disciplinary reasons.
The all-rounder flew back home to be by the side of his wife Lee Furlong. The couple announced Thursday the birth of their son Will.
Sydney, March 14 : Australian cricket team vice-captain Shane Watson, who left the tour of India mid-way, became a father Thursday after his wife Lee gave birth to a baby boy.
Lee gave birth to the baby boy, Will, here early morning, reports The Age.
Watson left for Sydney Monday to be with his wife. Watson, 31, James Pattisnon, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson were sidelined controversially from the third cricket Test in Mohali for breach of discipline.
Sydney, March 13 : Australia vice-captain Shane Watson insists that he has no problems with his captain Michael Clarke and rejected Cricket Australia (CA) general manager Pat Howard's claims that he was only "sometimes" a team player.
Watson, who returned home here early Wednesday morning after an 18-hour journey, hoped that his Test career was not over and said everything was fine between him and Clarke.
Sydney, March 13 : Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels structure of the Australian team management is flawed and suspended vice-captain Shane Watson should have been involved in the decision making process of the team.
Australian cricket finds itself in the middle of controversy following the one-match suspension of Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson for failing to do their "homework" assigned by the chief coach ahead of the third Test against India beginning in Mohali Thursday.
Sydney, March 11 - British singer Rita Ora loves to spend time here as it allows her to do whatever she wants to.
The 22-year-old is on her "Down Under" tour and recently performed here at the Future Music Festival and says she loves being here, reports thesun. co. uk.
"I love playing at any festival outside London. You get away with a lot of stuff. You can take your top off - and over here, no one cares," Ora posted on Twitter.
"I'm always saying to my label, 'Please find me a reason to go to Australia'. I love everything - the men, the women, the bars," she added. (IANS)
Sydney, Mar. 8 : A jury is set to decide whether Indian-origin doctor Jayant Patel unlawfully killed his patient, as legal counsel are prepared to sum up their cases in the four-week manslaughter trial in Australia.
Patel, 62, has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to unlawfully killing Mervyn John Morris, 75, who died three weeks after part of his bowel was removed at Bundaberg Hospital on May 23, 2003.
Sydney, Mar 7 : Facebook will reportedly launch a new News Feed on Thursday. The News Feed is believed to include separate feeds for different types of content such as music, images and video; and users can switch between feeds by selecting buttons at the top, reports News. com. au.
The music feed will reportedly contain information about nearby concerts and updates from various musicians as well as updates about what friends are listening to.
The changes are designed to give users more control over the content that appears on their News Feed.
Sydney, Mar 7 : World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has once again apologized for his abrupt withdrawal from the middle of a tournament, giving a straightforward explanation and a pledge to never quit again in the middle of a round.
McIlroy had abruptly walked off the golf course in the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday, saying his head was not in the right place and then issuing a statement that his sore wisdom tooth made it difficult to concentrate, News. com. au reports.
Sydney, Mar 7 : Former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori has issued an apology for being involved in an alcohol-related incident which had resulted in an injury to his international teammate Jeetan Patel.
Patel, who was involved in an altercation with a pub bouncer in Queenstown, New Zealand, had admitted that he had been drinking with Vettori when the incident happened, News. com. au reports.
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