Boris Johnson’s over-exuberance on the sports field was in evidence again on Thursday when he flattened an opponent in what was supposed to be a casual game of street rugby in Tokyo. Worse still for the mayor of London, the player he bulldozed to the ground as he hurtled down the pitch, ball in hand, was a 10-year-old schoolboy. Johnson was taking part in what was billed as an informal game of street rugby with adults and children on the final day of his three-day trade mission to Japan when he took possession of the ball and raced for the line. Standing in his way on the mini-pitch was Toki Sekiguchi, a Tokyo schoolboy, who hit the turf after Johnson opted for a shoulder barge rather than a change in direction. After both players had picked themselves up, Johnson went over to Toki and asked if he was all right, before shaking his hand. “I’m so sorry,” he told the somewhat shocked boy. The pair later posed for photographs and Johnson gave Toki a 2015 rugby World … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson knocks over 10-year-old during rugby game in Japan
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It's been 10 years since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. For thousands of people, missing family members and friends are a constant reminder of the trauma of the conflict. This is the story of Father Francis.On 18 May 2009, a brutal conflict which lasted almost three decades came to an end. It's estimated that at least 100,000 people lost their lives. Many thousands are still missing.The war was fought along ethnic lines. A desire for an independent state amongst parts of the Tamil minority gave rise to an armed separatist rebel group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as the Tamil Tigers. They took on the Sri Lankan military and both sides stand accused of committing atrocities against the civilian population. On the final day of the conflict, a Catholic Tamil priest led and negotiated the surrender of at least 360 people, including Tamil Tigers and children as young as two. All of them boarded military buses - never to be seen again.Father Francis was an ardent … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis
The average house price in Sydney will double in the next decade, topping a staggering $2million, property experts have warned. But wages will only increase by 33 per cent as owning property in the country's biggest city looks to be even more difficult in 2028. Projections at the current rate of increase look bleak across the rest of Australia too, with Melbourne homes set to be worth an average of $1.4million in 10 years - up from $834,000 today. The average house price in Sydney will double in the next decade topping a staggering $2 million Projections look bleak with Melbourne homes set to be worth an average of $1.4m in 10 years The picture is not much better for units either with the average price in Sydney rising to $1.34m - up from $725,000 today and compared to just $390,000 in 2008. In the same year, the average price was a comparatively measly $505,000 in Sydney. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Time to buy now! Home hunters are warned house prices are on... … [Read more...] about Revealed: The prices real estate around Australia will reach in 10 years if trends continue – so how much will your home be worth in 2028?
Australia's worst real estate market has been revealed after bearing the brunt of the end of the mining boom. West Australia's property market has fallen a staggering 73 per cent over the past decade. Data released by CoreLogic has revealed that no other State or Territory has performed worse than WA since 2008. West Australia's property market has fallen a staggering 73 per cent over the past decade (stock image of Perth property) Data released by CoreLogic has revealed that no other State or Territory has performed worse than WA since 2008 (stock image of Perth property) The report revealed that house prices in Perth were similar to those in Sydney in 2008, whereas the cities now have a $500,000 price difference in property costs. Properties in the north and the south of the state have been hugely affected with the house values falling 38.4 per cent and 34 per cent respectively. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Revealed: The surprising Australian city tipped to lead … [Read more...] about Australia’s worst real estate market revealed: Major city’s house prices fall by a staggering 73 per cent in the last 10 years
Mark Owen's squeaky clean image came undone when he admitted to being unfaithful to his wife Emma Ferguson in 2012. The Take That star, 47, and his wife, 44, who he wed in 2009 and shares two children with, decided to stay together and this week have celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. Taking to Instagram to gush over his other-half, the Shine hitmaker posted an unusual snap of two sketched figures holding hands alongside a sweet caption. He wrote: "To my beautiful Emma....Made with love ️thank you for all that you are everyday, thank you for sharing this journey with me.......you are amazing!!!!!" Mark's tribute to Emma, who stood by his side despite his numerous infidelities, suggests the couple are stronger than ever but this was not always the case. In 2012 - three years after tying the knot to the gorgeous red-head and eight years since they began dating - Mark told he was "deeply-sorry" for his string of hook-ups and affairs - which he blamed on booze. Owen, who … [Read more...] about Love rat Mark Owen’s cheating confessions as singer and wife hit 10-year anniversary