Melbourne esports company Order collapses amid cash flow problems, $200,000 debt

A Melbourne-based company that raised $5.3 million in financing last year has collapsed. The company, which featured one of Australia’s largest esports teams — an industry where players compete against each other in video games — went into voluntary board on Monday. The company, called Order, currently has about $200,000 in outstanding debt to creditors, … Read more

Ellia Green: Australian rugby player becomes first Olympian to switch to a man

CNN — Retired Olympic rugby sevens gold medalist Ellia Green is the first Olympian to go on to become a man, according to a video posted by the Bingham Cup, the biannual world championships of gay and inclusive rugby. During the “Transphobia and Homophobia in Sports” section of a summit hosted at the Ottawa tournament, … Read more

Personal Inflation Calculator: Crucial Number You Need for Your Budget

Stagnant wages and the lingering effects of the war in Ukraine will increase the cost of living for Australians, but owners of new homes and cars are likely to be hit harder than most. Andrey Vasnev, a business analysis expert from the University of Sydney, told news.com.au that inflation was spiraling out of control. “There … Read more

House of the Dragon’s Paddy Considine Reveals He Left Scripts ‘In Hotel Bin’

Game of Thrones scripts were so famously shrouded in secrecy that even the cast couldn’t read them properly. For the final season in 2019, the top secret pages full of juicy spoilers would self-destruct after just one read, while actors were also blocked from taking screenshots. HBO bosses wanted to adopt a similar protocol for … Read more

Corey Norman finger incident video, ban, charge, Super League Toulouse Olympique, Warrington Wolves, John Hopoate, eight weeks

Former NRL star Corey Norman has been slapped with an eight-match suspension and a £500 fine for allegedly trying to stick his finger in the back of an opponent. Norman has been charged with Super League’s toughest ‘Grade F’ charge, which includes a minimum eight-game ban for ‘other contrarian behaviour’. The 31-year-old pleaded not guilty … Read more

House of the Dragon Sydney Premiere: Stars Enter Red Carpet for VIP Screening | photos

Stars have taken to the red carpet for the Australian premiere of House of the Dragon, the globally anticipated prequel series to Game of Thrones. One of Australia’s own acting exports, Packed to the rafters and love child actor Ryan Corr, made a special appearance Tuesday night at Sydney’s Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, where he provided … Read more

NRL 2022: Grand Final is tipped to Queensland, Suncorp Stadium, Accor Stadium

The 2022 NRL Grand Final could head north of the border as disputes between the league and the NSW government continue. In late July/early August, there were reports of unrest between the league and the government following a backflip over stadium upgrades. Stream every game from every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season … Read more

Haumole Olakau’atu, Manase Fainu, Manly Sea Eagles, Zip Code Gang Wars

Paul Kent has criticized Haumole Olakau’atu and other Manly players for promoting gang violence with their support of convicted teammate Manase Fainu. Olakau’atu used a try-out against the Titans as a platform to support Fainu, who has been convicted of stabbing a man at a church dance, by using his zip code signal. “The disappointing … Read more

Video captures heartbreaking moment as people flee Six Flags shooting

Videos show terrified people running, screaming and hiding after a shooting at an American theme park. Three people were shot and killed at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, local time Sunday evening, park officials confirmed. Shots were fired from a single vehicle in the parking lot before driving away immediately just before the … Read more

NRL drug test Kalyn Ponga, Kurt Mann, Newcastle Knights, toilet room incident

Newcastle captain Kalyn Ponga and team-mate Kurt Mann have been tested for drugs by the NRL after being thrown from a toilet room in a pub. NRL 360 presenter Paul Kent revealed that the pair were being tested on Tuesday, but the results are not yet known. Ponga’s father and manager Andre Ponga claimed Monday … Read more