23 Funny Aussie Slang Examples That Need Translation To English

Australia is the same. You haven’t truly experienced Australia until you’ve had a chat with a random bogan in a bluey, durry in hand while smashing down a tinny in his stubbies and thongs. If you’re lucky, he might let you help yourself to the contents of his esky, chuck a snag or two on the barbie and discuss whether he reckons the pies have got a chance of winning the flag this year. (Pro tip: the pies are a bunch of sooks and sheilas, catters all the way mate). #2 Durry: A cigarette, usually of the Winny Gold or PJ 30s variety. But never menthols. That shit’ll give you cancer. Tinny: A can of ice-cold beer, often a VB, …

Nike’s ad turns a sexist trope on its head by celebrating ambitious, ‘crazy’ women.

Nike’s latest ad challenges a common sexist trope in sports—and people are loving it. Women have fought for decades to be seen as legitimate competitors in male-dominated fields, including professional and amateur sports. Until the early 20th century, many believed that women were not biologically designed for strenuous exercise (a myth that was ultimately debunked by a female physician, Dr. Celia Duel Mosher). And it wasn’t that long ago that showing intense emotion and too much ambition could land a woman in an asylum. Throughout history, women who tried to compete at a high level were seen as “crazy.” Sadly, too often, they still are. Nike took on gender bias in sports in its latest ad, and the result is …

Wrestler Roman Reigns confirms his leukemia is in remission

(CNN)Professional wrestler Leati Joseph Anoai, better known by his stage name Roman Reigns, has confirmed his leukemia is in remission and that he will be returning to the WWE. He thanked fans for their support on Friday, and admitted he struggled with the decision to announce his cancer. “I’m not going to lie — before my announcement in October I was terrified. I was scared. I was insecure. And I didn’t really know if I wanted to share that secret with the world,” he told the cheering crowd. “That overwhelming support that you gave me, it gave me strength, it gave me new life. It gave me a new opportunity and it gave me a new purpose,” he added. “There …

Kristina Vogel: Paralyzed cycling star turns to politics

(CNN)One year ago Kristina Vogel graced the famous Berlin Six Day cycling event with the powerful dominance of a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Vogel sustained life threatening injuries in a horrific training accident in Cottbus last June, colliding with a stationary cyclist at over 60kph.

Liverpool ties Manchester United in Premier League but was it two points dropped?

(CNN)Liverpool reclaimed the lead in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at arch-rival Manchester United but if Jurgen Klopp’s men don’t win the title come May, the result could be one they will regret. READ: Chelsea given transfer ban But after United started without two key performers — forward Anthony Martial and midfielder Nemanja Matic — during a revival that coincided with the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Norwegian then had to make three substitutions in the first half due to injuries. “I am not overly happy but we need to work with it,” Klopp told the BBC. “The next tough task is waiting on Wednesday,” he added, referring to the game against Watford. “It is a point …

Tony Hawks Daughter Overcoming Her Fear In Real Time

A sweet moment between legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his daughter Kadence Hawk was shared on Papa Hawk’s Twitter and Instagram this Saturday. Kadence, the 10-year-old offspring of the skateboarder, has begun to pick up her dad’s skills and the video shows her trying to conquer her fears while dad cheers her on. Tony admitted in his tweet: “I might have been more nervous than she was.” The athlete may be one of the most legendary skateboarders in history, but in the video, he’s just like any other concerned dad trying to boost the confidence of his child. Feb 23, 2019 at 2:18pm PST tonyhawk Tony Hawk is one of the most prominent figures in skateboarding and has been a …

Sala pilot’s licence to be looked into

Who owned the plane Sala died in? Family’s tribute after Sala plane death Deadline for Sala payment extended Image copyright Jamie Brownfield Image caption The Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft was taking Sala from Nantes to Cardiff As flying is an expensive pastime, cost sharing allows pilots to notch up their flying hours while sharing the cost of fuel, landing fees and other expenses with passengers. The AAIB report said the basis on which Sala was being carried on N264DB “has not yet been established but, previously, the pilot had carried passengers on the basis of ‘cost sharing’”. Cost sharing on private flights is allowed in the UK and the report said Mr Ibbotson, of Crowle, North Lincolnshire, had operated these …

How Robert Kraft became a billionaire

New York (CNN Business)Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots in 1994 from an owner who wanted to move the team to St. Louis and call them the Stallions. And the Patriots today are worth $3.7 billion, the sixth most valuable pro franchise in the world, and Kraft is worth $6.6 billion, according to Forbes. He is the 79th wealthiest person in America. On Friday, Kraft, 77, was making headlines for other reasons. He was facing charges of soliciting prostitution, stemming from a raid on a day spa in Florida. A spokesperson for Kraft denied that he had committed a crime. Lee Igel, an associate professor at NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport, said Kraft transformed the Patriots into a …

Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to the US

(CNN)Saudi Arabia appointed its first female to serve as an ambassador for the kingdom Saturday, naming Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud to be ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema currently works with the Saudi General Sports Authority and has worked to promote women in sports in the kingdom through initiatives focused on inclusion and encouraging more active lifestyles. She worked with the Ministry of Education to ensure physical education for girls in schools and championed a gender integrated team to the Special Olympics. She also worked in the private sector — as CEO at Harvey Nichols Riyad and co-founder of Yibreen, a series of day spas in Riyad. The Saudi royal has also actively praised Prince bin Salman …

Karren Brady: ‘The first lady of football’

She encouraged Mr Sullivan to buy Birmingham City Football Club from administrators, which he did in 1993, along with brothers David and Ralph Gold. At the age of 23 she was made managing director of the club. In an interview with the Financial Times, Lady Brady recalls taking over as managing director at Birmingham. “David [Sullivan] did warn me that I would have to be twice as good as the men to be thought of as even half as good. I said ‘well luckily that’s not difficult’.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Brady, Lord Sugar and Nick Hewer with a Bafta award for their work on The Apprentice Despite decades of work in the football industry, Lady Brady …

The rise of the Barrett brothers, the All Blacks’ prolific family affair

(CNN)When asked what he planned to do after retiring from rugby, Kevin Barrett — or “Smiley,” as he was nicknamed — announced he was “going to breed some All Blacks.” Beauden — a World Cup winner and two-time player of the year — Jordie, and Scott made history when they linked arms to sing the national anthem before taking on France in 2018. The story of the ‘greatest rugby player on earth’ READ: England rugby star on family fighting, injuries, and his World Cup ‘dream’ Engrained in the team’s identity is the haka. Performed before each game, it was originally a Maori ritual undertaken by the country’s indigenous people ahead of battle. Today, it unites the All Blacks — many …

Chelsea manager Sarri rages over sub clash as Manchester City wins League Cup

(CNN)Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was left apoplectic on the sidelines of the Carabao Cup final after his goalkeeper appeared to refuse orders to be substituted, shortly before his side succumbed to Manchester City in a penalty shootout. Raheem Sterling’s emphatic finish into the top corner past Arrizabalaga gave City a 4-3 win in the shootout at Wembley on Sunday after the teams played to a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes. The win leaves it one trophy down, three to go for quadruple-chasing City. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video A ‘misunderstanding’ Arrizabalaga’s refusal to leave the pitch — despite appearing to suffer from noticeable cramps — drew fire from his under-fire boss, who ripped his sweatshirt open in …

How the daredevil sport of parkour can help aging adults fall better

(CNN)It looks like something out of a ninja movie. The extreme sport known as parkour involves vaulting high obstacles, leaping from rooftop to rooftop and literally bouncing off the walls. “Older adults who do fall sometimes experience an injury,” said Kathy Cameron, director of the National Fall Prevention Resource Center. “About 20% of those who fall have an injury like traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture or other broken bones.” But it’s not just the bodily injuries that make falling so harmful. The simple fear of falling makes some older people eschew physical activity. And that, ironically, can lead to greater falling risks. “Physical activity is one of the prime ways that we can prevent falls,” Cameron said. “Exercise …

Carolina Hurricanes: NHL side dividing opinion with outlandish celebrations

(CNN)To celebrate or not to celebrate. Or, more pertinently, how best to celebrate? To raise an arm and acknowledge victory or a goal with restraint or to go all-out, become a human skittle perhaps, and cause a commotion? After victory over Edmonton on February 15, one of the players pretended he had hit a game-winning home run with his hockey stick. But for respected commentator Cherry at least, that was the celebration which left him fuming. “That is absolutely ridiculous,” he said on “Hockey Night in Canada.” “I know all the broadcasters are afraid to say something … I know what I’m talking about. You never do anything like that. They’re still a bunch of jerks, as far as I’m …

Leicester fires manager Claude Puel as turbulent season continues

(CNN)Leicester City won the English Premier League three years ago despite odds of 5000-1, getting the better of powerhouses Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Around four months ago, the club’s beloved owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash near Leicester’s stadium and on Sunday the team fired manager Claude Puel following a 4-1 loss at home to relegation threatened Crystal Palace. Watch Leicester players celebrate Premier League win The last straw, realistically, came against Palace, which closed to within two points of Leicester. The Londoners scored three times in the final 20 minutes to snap a 1-1 tie. READ: Messi nets 50th hat-trick The sacking of Puel — who …

Messi scores 50th hat-trick in Barcelona win at Sevilla, Bayern Munich catches Dortmund

(CNN)Anything is possible with Lionel Messi in your squad. READ: Ronaldo on brink of UCL exit Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Barcelona’s final goal might have come when the game was already wrapped up deep in injury time but it could be a crucial one for Luis Suarez since the under-fire Uruguayan — set up by Messi — scored his first league goal in four weeks. Messi, Suarez and teammates next play two Clasicos against Real Madrid, one in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday — they are tied 1-1 after the first leg — and another in La Liga next Saturday. With Barcelona trailing 1-0, Messi sent a thunderous volley into the top corner in …