It's understandable. Since arriving in Ireland almost a decade ago, aged 20 and knowing no one, Stewart has worked hard to get where she is now. Typically, she's modest about the stripes she has so clearly earned. In person, Tara, who speaks in gentle tones with a gorgeous lilting Australian accent, has the manner of someone who is thoughtful and conscientious; carefully considering each question, modestly demurring when it comes to her own professional credentials. Tara, whose father is from Belfast, and mother is Malaysian Indian, grew up in Alice Springs. Her father is a lawyer, who originally ran his own law firm, before opening a combined Irish bar/Indian restaurant. Her mother, a psychologist, then worked as a chef in the restaurant. The family lived in an apartment behind the business. An only child, Tara describes herself as a painfully shy youngster. "Deep down, I'm a very shy person. So much so that when I was a kid, my parents sent me to acting school because I was quite … [Read more...] about ‘I played the first song and I just started crying’
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Australia By Helier Cheung BBC News 26 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47693505 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Cartoonist Ali Dorani fled Iran at the age of 21 before becoming trapped in Australia's controversial Manus … [Read more...] about How cartoons saved my life
Shaun McKinnon Arizona Republic Published 10:32 PM EDT May 24, 2019 GRASS VALLEY, Calif. Lou Conter is telling the story of the night his patrol bomber was shot down seven miles off the coast of New Guinea, dumping the seaplane's 10-man crew into the Pacific Ocean. The crew was not alone in the water. "We had 10 or 12 sharks around us all the time," Conter says. "I told the men, 'If a shark comes close, hit it in the nose with your fist as hard as you can.'" The men stayed afloat until another plane saw the burning wreckage and tossed out a life raft. The exhausted crew dragged ashore an hour later and hid in the jungle, fearful they would be captured by Japanese soldiers. The next night, an American PT boat retrieved all 10 men. As Conter told it, the story wasn't about punching sharks, or skulking in the jungle or chasing shadows to the waiting rescue boat. Conter was talking about survival, about coming back alive. His time in the war started that way. He was 20 when he … [Read more...] about USS Arizona: The men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor
The pair shared a compilation of 14 wedding snaps including some behind the scenes pictures from their big day last year. The couple - who welcomed baby Archie earlier this month - have had a momentous 12 months since they wed at St George's Chapel in a glittering ceremony attended by royalty, celebrities and the public. The social media post, which features some never seen before pictures, is accompanied by the song This Little Light Of Mine which they point out was chosen by the couple for their recessional on their wedding day. In a message, the couple said: "Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful." The pictures feature a series of black and white images by Chris Allerton, including one that appears to be Harry thumbing a lift and another where Meghan is holding hands with her mother Doria Ragland. The famous picture of the couple sharing a kiss on the steps, by Press Association photographer … [Read more...] about ‘We hope you enjoy reliving the moment’
(CNN)Ah, Eurovision -- the kitsch, camp, glitzy annual spectacle that captivates a continent and profoundly confuses the rest of the world. The annual singing competition attracts hundreds of millions of viewers, has given the world acts including Abba, Celine Dion and Olivia Newton-John, and may even have brought Europe together in the wake of the World War II. But truly understanding the joys and many, many oddities of Eurovision is trickier than it seems. It blends geopolitical skullduggery and skin-tight leather trousers like no other international event can. It sees entire countries glued to their televisions, certain in the knowledge that victory alone can secure a unifying sense of national pride. And -- most importantly -- it tears through copious amounts of glitter, crates of pyrotechnics and wardrobes full of frilly national dress, all in the name of transboundary cooperation. Make sense yet? Don't worry -- here's an explainer. Read More What is Eurovision? In … [Read more...] about What is Eurovision and why do people care?