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  • Grace Kelly exhibition in London

    18 Jul 2010
    By Steve Meacham Madonna, Marilyn, Beyonce, even Britney. One of the signs that a celebrity has truly become a star is when those of us who aren’t even remotely interested in fame...

  • HIV funding under threat

    18 Jul 2010
    The Global Fund, the largest funding institution in the fight against HIV/AIDS faces a major funding shortfall. The US, the Netherlands and Ireland have already announced that...

  • Chardonnay is now safe to drink

    04 Jul 2010
    By Jeremy Oliver It’s that time of the year for me when days and nights are occupied with either tasting wine or writing tasting notes. I even end up talking in tasting note style...

  • "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--."

    04 Jul 2010
    By Steve Meacham “Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--.”  So begins one of the most beautiful and evocative poems in the English language. Written by John Keats...

  • Tiger Moth Bi-Plane "Flying high"

    04 Jul 2010
    Dr Clive FraserLeonardo da Vinci said, “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you...

  • A scenic walk where old meets new

    20 Jun 2010
    By Steve Meacham Walk? In Abu Dhabi? The hotel concierge looked dubious when I asked him to suggest a 3-4-hour sightseeing stroll around what, according to the International...

  • Driving a hard bargain

    06 Jun 2010
    By Dr Clive FraserMercedes C220 CDI Classic WagonAs doctors face the shock of a steep price hike in medical registration fees, we can all be very thankful that the new national...

  • Chardonnay is now safe to drink

    06 Jun 2010
    My mother can well recall the face I would pull when asked to consume the brussels sprouts that I had artfully attempted to conceal beneath the bones of chops and other debris...

  • The ups and downs of volcanoes

    06 Jun 2010
          By Steve MeachamA late afternoon in Central America. My wife and I have just endured a two-hour journey from the very civilised Spanish...

  • Going nowhere fast

    17 May 2010
    By Steve Meacham, Senior Features Writer, Sydney Morning HeraldGreetings from the centre of the volcano. Or at least, the centre of the volcanic ash crisis that has paralysed much...

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